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The Dauntless Miss Wingrave Amanda ScottThe Dauntless Miss Wingrave by Amanda Scott. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

A brave young gentlewoman dares to defy an infuriatingly arrogant earl
Brave and beautiful Miss Emily Wingrave knows that it will not be easy to help her older widowed sister deal with the trustee of her late husband’s estate. The trustee is none other than the willful, arrogant Earl of Meriden, and she is determined to stop him from meddling with her sister’s struggling family. But as Emily engages the provocative Earl in a battle of wits and wills, she learns just how well armed he is: His surprising charm and seductive techniques will make her worry that she might very well be the one who surrenders.

Here’s the romance book for those tired of sex scenes. One reviewer says that the sparkling dialogue elevates the book but it’s a very standard traditional Regency romance.

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A Hero to Come Home To Marilyn PappanoA Hero to Come Home To by Marilyn Pappano. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Publisher’s Weekly named this stunning novel one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2013! First he fought for his country. Now he’ll fight for her.
Two years after losing her husband in Afghanistan, Carly Lowry has rebuilt her life in Tallgrass, Oklahoma. She has a job she loves teaching third grade and the best friends in the world: fellow military wives who understand what it means to love a man in uniform. She’s comfortable and content…until she meets a ruggedly handsome stranger who rekindles desires Carly isn’t quite sure she’s ready to feel.Staff Sergeant Dane Clark wanted to have a loving family, a twenty-year Army stint, and then a low-key civilian career. But the paratrooper’s plans were derailed by a mission gone wrong. Struggling to adjust to his new life, he finds comfort in the wide open spaces of Tallgrass–and in the unexpected attention of sweet, lovely Carly. She is the one person who makes him believe life is worth living. But when Carly discovers he’s been hiding the real reason he’s come to Tallgrass, will Dane be able to convince her he is the hero she needs?

Starts slow but picked up steam per the reviewers. Another reader said it is far more women’s fiction in tone than romance.

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Pretty Deadly #1 Kelly Sue DeConnickPretty Deadly #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RIOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

This is a graphic novel.

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Outlaw y Lisa JacksonOutlaw by Lisa Jackson. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Now available as an eBook for the first time ever, a classic romantic adventure set on the turbulent border of Wales, where a rogue knight and a lady clash with passionate intensity….

Stealthy and dangerous as the name he bears, Wolf, outlaw knight of Abergwynn, has no quarrel with the struggling young beauty in his arms. He has come to Tower Dwyrain to take his revenge against her bridegroom, a brutal nobleman Wolf has sworn to dishonor. Through this woman, Wolf thought he could carry out a carefully wrought vengeance. Instead, he finds a different fate—a lady to fight for and to ennoble his dark, wayward soul.

Megan of Dwyrain has been haunted by a sorcerer’s prediction that her castle would be destroyed, her arranged marriage doomed, and her enemy made her beloved. Now, in the iron grasp of the abductor who invaded her wedding, she beholds eyes that glitter not with hate but with devilment and spirit. She will challenge him, try to escape him, and yet find in him a Wolf she hungers to tame—a knight who inspires a love that nothing, not dungeons dark nor the risk of death itself, can end.
Outlaw knight Wolf had come to take his revenge against Megan of Dwyrain’s bridegroom. Megan vowed to challenge and escape from Wolf, yet she hungered to tame a knight who inspired a love that neither dungeons nor the risk of death itself could end. Original.

I never read this book and I can’t recall reading anything by Jackson that wasn’t a contemporary RS.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. NCKat
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 16:10:56

    Do you mean “Pretty Deadly Vol 4”? The first volume is only available as a comic on Amazon.

  2. jane
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 16:12:24

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