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Daily Deals: Cyber Monday deals

In addition to books, there are devices on sale.

  • Nook Simple Touch is on sale for $39 at BN
  • Kindle Fire HD 16 GB, normally $169 (nearly 30% off) is $119
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7”, normally $229 (over 20% off) is $179.
  • Kobo arc 16GB is $99.

Additional book sales:


Between Friends by Sandra KittBetween Friends by Sandra Kitt. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Bestselling author Sandra Kitt’s novel of interracial love and friendship

Born to a white mother and an African-American father, Dallas Oliver has always felt like an outsider. Life gets more complicated when her mother dies and she moves in with her father and stepmother. The one saving grace is Dallas’s unexpected friendship with a white girl named Valerie Holland. Decades later, they’re still best friends. Dallas is a journalist for a controversial magazine and Valerie is a single mother. But their bond will be tested when they fall in love with the same man.

Ex–Navy SEAL Alex Marco and Dallas both have histories shadowed by violence. But Alex is also haunted by his own tragedy. Narrated from the alternating perspectives of Dallas, Valerie, and Alex, Between Friends is a sensual, unforgettable story about friendship, secrets, and a love that transcends barriers.

As part of their Cyber Monday promotion, Open Road is discounting every single ebook in their catalog. That’s more than 4,000 titles. You can explore the list here.

You may want to consider buying at Kobo and using a coupon code as well. 50Dec is reportedly a multi use coupon that is working with these Open Road titles.

Authors to look for include Sandra Kitt’s newly digitized backlist, Philippa Carr, Patricia Gaffney, Amanda Scott, Andrea Kane, Nan Ryan, Suzanne Forster, and many others.

For mysteries there are the Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L Sayers, William Tapply’s The Brady Coyne Mysteries, Susan Dunlap’s The Jill Smith Mysteries.

There are dozens of science fiction and fantasy titles. Jayne would recommend Barbara Hambly.

As for this book, Library Journal writes ” Intense, thoughtful, and sensual, this story of a biracial heroine, an illegitimate hero, and their respective best friends and families raises questions that are important, compelling, and occasionally uncomfortable and offers realistic resolutions that will leave readers both hopeful and satisfied.”

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Consequences by Aleatha RomigConsequences by Aleatha Romig. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Anthony Rawlings had a plan-to teach Claire Nichols to behave.

Claire Nichols had a plan-to survive!

In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met-Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences-and his actions resulted in their chance meeting.

Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality-every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as your told, public failure is not an option, and don’t divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules and more, are met with serious consequences.

In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire’s beauty, resilience and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions, including-fear, anger, love, and lust-as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie.

Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn’t a random act-did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true-or will she learn the truth before it’s too late?

This is the first book in a trilogy and I’ve read it but I haven’t read the two follow up books because what happens in this story didn’t work for me. I found the writing a bit strange, almost like the narrator was a journalist but despite the different writing style and the subject matter, I couldn’t stop reading it.

The series brings the couple to an eventual HEA which seems impossible given that the “hero” kidnaps the female protagonist and then proceeds to brutalize her. I almost think its better reading this as a non romance than a romance. Still it was very different.

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Making of a Gentleman by Shana GalenMaking of a Gentleman by Shana Galen. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Twelve years in prison has stripped him of his humanity…

Armand, Comte de Valère has lost the ability to interact with polite society, until his family hires him a beautiful tutor, and he starts to come alive again…

Saving him is her only chance to escape a terrible fate…

Felicity Bennett vows she’ll do whatever it takes to help Armand fight back the demons that have held him captive for so long…

With Felicity’s help, Armand begins to heal, until a buried secret threatens to destroy their growing passion…

I’ve read one novel by Shana Galen and truthfully I don’t remember much about it. PW says that Galen has a knack for bringing the historical setting to life so maybe I should revisit her books.

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The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive Series #1) by Brandon SandersonThe Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, Brandon Sanderson now begins a grand cycle of his own, one every bit as ambitious and immersive.

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.

One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar’s niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan’s motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making.

Speak again the ancient oaths,

Life before death.
Strength before weakness.
Journey before Destination.

and return to men the Shards they once bore.

The Knights Radiant must stand again.
At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

I’ve purchased Sanderson books for Ned but I don’t think he’s ever read them. This is a long book, over 1000 pages, and is the first of a 10 book series. That’s a big commitment for a reader to make.

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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. Jennavier Gilbert
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 14:03:38

    My husband and I are huge Sanderson fans but I can agree that The Way of The Kings is a huge chunk to bite off for your first foray into him. His YA novel Steelheart and his novella The Emperor’s Soul are discounted to 2.49 as well if you’re interested in trying him out.

  2. library addict
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 14:13:26

    All Romance eBooks/OmniLit is having a 50% back in eBook Bucks Cyber Monday Sale. All eligible titles (the ones with the crown symbol) apply. Expires at midnight Central time.

  3. Monique
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 14:16:29

    Thanks for telling us about that coupon. Am I crazy or does their CYBERMONDAY not work on the books ?
    And thanks as usual about the reviews and the one-ups !

  4. wikkidsexycool
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 14:29:25

    I loved, loved loved The Way of Kings, but then again I’m a big fangirl of Brandon Sanderson. I bought the hardcopy of this novel when it first came out and devoured it in a few hours. I’ll admit to reading and re-reading it. I like how he spread out the heroes in this book, and there’s a minority co-lead with a good storyline.

    In this first installment of his series Sanderson has put in place characters who could become romantically involved later on, but I’ll be the first to admit that this is a very slow build for diehard romance fans.

  5. An
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 14:34:59

    Kobo also has a ton of bundles. Including Kate Elliot’s awesome Jaran series, an early series of Patricia Wrede’s, and also her excellently reviewed Cecelia and the Chocolate Pot mystery was 1.99 and so was a bunch of the sequels.

    Ugh, sorry this is so incoherent. I have toddler brain. But there’s a ton of great books on sale.

  6. samantha
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 15:00:36

    I have spent all weekend trying to purchase the Kobo Arc from the Kobo website. They are having a problem with their payment system. So if anyone else tries to buy one and it doesn’t work, just know you are not alone. After a back and forth exchange they finally admitted it was a “known issue” I was told by the nice customer service rep that called me this morning that they will still honor that price if and when their “payment Partners” sort the mess out. Sounds like Kobo is losing some money this weekend. Oh, and this issue is only causing problems with Device purchases. Book purchases seem to be going through. This is what I get for trying to upgrade.

  7. cleo
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 15:02:33

    @An: Thanks for that – I highly recommend Sorcery and Cecelia (or the Magic Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. It’s like Georgette Heyer crossed with Harry Potter – the romance is low key, but it’s delightful.

  8. Loosheesh
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 15:33:18

    @Monique: I think that code may only work on the indies it was meant for.

    @samantha: Sometimes I think Kobo deliberately goes out of their way to create a bad customer experience. The only alternative is to acknowledge they’re that careless and clueless. If it’s not one problem with their site, it’s another :(

  9. Brian
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 15:58:11

    @Monique: bookriot50 is a multi-use 50% off code for Kobo. It was working great as of a few hours ago.

  10. Cara
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 16:30:07

    FYI, The Making of a Duchess by Galen is $1.99 as well, at least at BN.

  11. Sirius
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 17:15:36

    Michael Nava’s Henry Rios mysteries are 1.99 on amazon . Most Dave Brandstetter’s mysteries ( except first and second I believe because these are still with another publisher ) are same price on amazon. Most Mary Renault’s books are 2.99 ( usually 9.99 I think).

  12. Kaetrin
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 18:47:24

    @An: Thx for the heads up – I just bought the whole series for $9.95 (bookriot50 still working just fiiiine).

  13. mari
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 18:48:33

    Sadly, neither 50Dec nor bookriot50 are working at Kobo right now.

  14. Kaetrin
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 19:02:33

    @mari: I just used it not 5 minutes ago. Were you maybe buying book from a publisher which doesn’t allow coupons?

  15. mari
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 20:15:25

    @Kaetrin Maybe. Tried Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia Wrede. It was publishedby Penguin. Ah well. Did get other great reads.

  16. Kaetrin
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 20:20:50

    @mari: yeah, the codes mostly don’t work for Penguin books.

  17. NBLibGirl
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 22:26:17

    @Sirius: Thanks for the heads up! I love both Nava’s and Hansen’s series . . . have most of the Brandstetter in print already but the Nava is a steal at $1.99!

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