Dec 30 2012
Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy. $0.99
She’s looking for an old friend. . .
In the wake of a nasty divorce, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming where she’s sure her old friend will take her in. Bit her high school pal Chase Caldwell is no longer the gangly boy who would follow her anywhere. For one thing, he’s now incredibly buff and handsome, but that’s not all that’s changed. . .
What she finds is one hot cowboy. . .
Chase has been through tough times and is less than thrilled to see the girl who once broke his heart. But try as he might to resist her, while Lacey’s putting her life back together, he’s finding new ways to be part of it.
Five of Joanne Kennedy’s books are on sale for .99c. Some of the book links have been modified to search for her name and the word Cowboy which should pull up all the books. Her latest book, Cowboy Tough, is the only one not on sale. Apple only allows direct product links instead of search links.
Fatal Affair by Marie Force. $0
Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up.
I’ve been avoiding this series because I basically hate all things political and I’m not sure I can enjoy reading about a hero involved in politics. However, I’ve heard good things about Marie Force’s Fatal series. The first book is free and the next five are $2.99. The series in order is:
- Fatal Force
- Fatal Justice
- Fatal Consequences
- Fatal Flaw
- Fatal Deception
There is also a free novella: Fatal Destiny
A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare. $2.99
A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . .
After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove—but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she’d look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiancÉ. He claims to have only Kate’s safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?
Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate’s happiness. He wants what’s best for her, and he knows it’s not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It’s the toughest battle of this hardened warrior’s life . . . and the first he seems destined to lose.
For some reason, we don’t have a review of this book but I did enjoy it. Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches wrote this: “The story is a mix of silly and emotional, happy and wrenching that really worked for me. Even the ending, which diverts from the expected, almost traditional romance conclusion (I can’t get more specific than that, I’m sorry) was a surprise, and revealed more about Kate and her contentment with herself.”
A Cool Breeze on the Underground by Don Winslow. $3.99
Nominated for the Edgar and Shamus awards.
“A flair for language, quick wit, and detail complete a winning first novel.”—Library Journal
“Don Winslow’s Neal Carey [series is] hands down one of my favorite series and it should be a must-read for every mystery fan. I’m envious of everyone who will have the opportunity to read these books for the first time, and thrilled to revisit them myself.”—Jon Jordan, CrimeSpree Magazine
Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met Joe Graham, a one-armed PI who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive New England institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. The Bank wants Neal to put his skills to work in finding Allie Chase, the rebellious teenage daughter of a prominent senator, an assignment that takes Neal to London’s underground punk scene, a violent netherworld where drugs run rampant and rage is the name of the game.
PW says “This ambitious but technically unsophisticated first entry in a series features street-wise New Yorker Neal Carey, a 23-year-old graduate student of 18th-century literature.”
The sale price is available at Amazon ($3.79) and Apple.