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Daily Deals: Dragons, modern day earls, and tycoons


Amazon Only Deal: 99c

Blood of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles #4) by Robin HobbBlood of Dragons by Robin Hobb. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures. They were banished to a dangerous and grueling journey in search of their ancient dragon homeland, the lost city of Kelsingra, accompanied by a band of young and inexperienced human keepers, also deemed damaged and disposable.

Against all odds they have found the fabled city, yet myriad challenges remain. Sintara, Mercor, Heeby, Relpda, and the rest of the dragons struggle to find their wings—and their independence. Their human escorts, too, must contend with unsettling upheaval: Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, Sedric, and the others are transforming into Elderlings—true dragon companions. As old rules give way to new alliances, secret fears, and adult desires, the keepers must redefine their lives as they attempt to reawaken Kelsingra to its former glory. But gaps in the dragons’ memories leave them all struggling to recover the magic that once animated the great city.

As the young Elderlings risk “memory walking” in the city’s hidden history, an outside threat is growing. The Duke of Chalced has dispatched his forces to the Rain Wilds with a compelling mission: slaughter the dragons in an attempt to stave off his own demise. The tide of history is about to turn on a life-and-death battle that will ultimately decide the dragons’ fate. If they win, the regal serpents will rule the world once more. And if they lose, they will vanish from the world forever.

This is the fourth in the series (Dragon Keeper; Dragon Haven; City of Dragons) but Library Journal says it does not disappoint.

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The Temptress by Jude DeverauxThe Temptress by Jude Deveraux. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Jude Deveraux brings her bestselling Montgomery family to America…with a marvelous new heroine!
With the blazing spirit of a true Montgomery, heiress Christian Montgomery Mathison bravely defies the two men who abduct her. Forced into the primitive rain forests of the Washington Territory, she is swept into a thrilling adventure. Amid schemes of greed and intrigue, the bold beauty resists the wooing of one captor, and uses all her whiles to entice the other, the mysterious Tynan…a dark, fatally handsome man who desires her…but who must refuse her love at all costs!

I have a feeling that we’ll be able to pick up each of the Deveraux books at a discount, a little at a time. The Montgomery stories were some of my favorites back in the day.

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If the Shoe Fits by Megan MulryIf the Shoe Fits by Megan Mulry. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The only thing worse than being in the spotlight is being kept in the dark…

With paparazzi nipping at his heels, Devon Heyworth, rakish brother of the Duke of Northrop, spends his whole life hiding his intelligence and flaunting his playboy persona. Fast cars and faster women give the tabloids plenty to talk about.

American entrepreneur Sarah James is singularly unimpressed with “The Earl” when she meets him at a wedding. But she’s made quite an impression on him. When he pursues her all the way across the pond, he discovers that Miss James has no intention of being won over by glitz and glamor—she’s got real issues to deal with, and the last thing she needs is larger-than-life royalty mucking about her business…

Both Kirkus and PW gave this a pretty decent review saying that it is full of tension and wit. Readers say that it felt short and a bit jumpy.

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The Tycoon's Revenge by Melody AnneThe Tycoon’s Revenge by Melody Anne. $ Free.

From the Jacket Copy:

Jasmine Freeman’s world is about to tumble down around her and the one responsible for it is none other than her first love, Derek Titan. She hasn’t seen him in ten years, and they are both going to learn the truth of what happened back then.

Jasmine grew up wealthy and oblivious to the destruction her father caused all around him. Derek was from the wrong side of the tracks. In ten years their lives will be reversed. He is now a multi-billionaire tycoon and she works hard, but barely gets by due to her father’s unethical business practices.

Derek comes seeking revenge and instead finds out he has a half grown son and the woman he’s been angry with for so many years is not who he thought she was. They both fight against the passion they still feel for each other, but in the end it is irresistible.

Come take the journey with Derek and Jasmine as they rediscover a passion that never died and the lies that kept them apart.

This author sells quite a few books so I’m curious to see what the fuss is about. Seems like a free story is a good way to start.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

One Comment

  1. cleo
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 11:30:15

    Kit Rocha’s Beyond series is on sale at ARe today and tomorrow – all three books are 3.99.

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