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Daily Deals: Eating right (and godly); Hijinks Paranormal; A fight for...

Here are some Amazon only deals I would feel bad if I didn’t pass on:

  • White Balance by Ainslie Patton. (Free)  I reviewed it here and enjoyed it quite a bit.
  • Love a Little Sideways by Shannon Stacey. $3.82 pre order. I’m reading this now and enjoying it.
  • The Big Bang by Linda Joffe Hull.  $1.99. I don’t know so much about the book but the discount was big.  It retails for $9.99 usually.


Women Food and God An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything By Geneen RothWomen Food and God An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.

After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.

So I become more and more convinced that either the people running Nook digital are either Christians or are targeting Christians because so many of these daily deals from them are faith oriented.

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Hinky Chicago #1 by Jennifer StevensonThe Hinky Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Too much of a good thing…is just enough..

In 1811, Lord Randy was bad in bed, so his magician-mistress turned him into a sex demon with a curse: “You don’t get out of this bed until you satisfy 100 women!” Lucky for Randy, two hundred years later, con-artist Clay finds the bed.

Clay’s scam works until that foxy fraud investigator arrives. Lucky for Clay, fraud-cop Jewel has a weakness for hunky con men.

Jewel is the hundredth woman, and she accidentally frees Randy from the bed—now he’s her sex slave, and her case against the con artist dissolves in a hail of hormones. Lucky for Jewel, she’s got a lusty libido.

At the BookView Cafe in DRM free ePub and Mobi. Not in love with the title but I guess it is a playful paranormal?

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A Time to Kill      by     John GrishamTime To Kill by John Grishman. $ 2.99 Amazon | iTunes

From the Jacket Copy:

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.

This is one of my favorite Grisham books. I liked his early works up until The Firm and then my interest died out as he became more mainstream and less lawyerly in his focus.

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Border Lord's Bride by     Gerri RussellBorder Lord’s Bride by Gerri Russell. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

A man on a mission…

To protect his sisters from disaster, Lucius Carr leaves the Templar Knights and returns home to his Scottish estate to assume the family’s earldom little expecting to inherit a bride in the bargain.

A woman from his past…

Elizabeth Huntingdon had spurned him once before in favor of his brother. Lucius bears the physical scars of battle as well as the emotional scars of betrayal. He vows to guard himself against the one woman who enchanted him heart and soul.

A desire neither can resist…

Neither Lucius nor Elizabeth expects to join forces for the sake of his sisters. Or have their loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desire that threatens to consume them both. She is the last woman on earth he wants to marry, yet the only woman he could ever imagine as the…Border Lord’s Bride.

I want you to know I combed through pages and pages of sludge this morning to find a new and unique deal. I think that this book was originally published through Dorchester. It sounds like this is a short novella from the file size and the RT review which says “even in short format.”

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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. SusanS
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 14:33:21

    I haven’t read Women Food and God, but I have read several of Geneen Roth’s other books, including Feeding the Hungry Heart which helped me identify and understand my own compulsive eating. I don’t think the “God” she references is necessarily Christian – I think it more like the AA model of general spiritual guidance.

  2. jmc
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 15:07:40

    I am confused by the cover art on the Hinky Brass Bed book. At first I thought the couple were lying back to chest based on the position of the arms. But then I wondered if his arm is lying along her thigh, which seems a little contortionist-like if they are back to chest.

  3. MaryK
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 15:10:48

    @jmc: I think there’s a 2nd guy on the bottom. Maybe the guy cursed into the bed? This is another confusing blurb, IMO.

  4. Mary
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 15:27:39

    The Hinky Brass Bed was previously published as just “The Brass Bed”- and it was one of the worst books I read in 2009. Would not recommend.

  5. Isobel Carr
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 15:33:26

    @jmc: I’m just as confused by the blurb as I am by the cover. Is the book a ménage? Is the con man possessed by the demon? I can’t make it out.

  6. JenM
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 16:20:02

    I would agree with @Mary. I remember The Brass Bed, mainly because I’d just gotten my Kindle, the book was free, and at that time, I didn’t have the massive TBR mountain that I currently have, so I actually managed to occasionally read some of the free books that I grabbed. Lordy, that was a mess of a book. I think I got 50 pages in and gave up.

  7. bamaclm
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 17:43:17

    @JenM: Ditto!

    Amazon has it listed at $4.99 and the one customer review describes things I don’t remember even vaguely. Maybe the book was rewritten? It seems to be part of a series now.

    Or maybe I just didn’t finish it …

  8. LeeF
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 19:34:23

    I am reading White Balance and, much like her other books, I am loving it.

  9. SAO
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 01:25:34

    I liked Grisham until he took to writing such nasty characters focusing so much on the twist at the end. The Firm might have been the last one I enjoyed. After that, the books were just people with characters who only thought of themselves and in the last one I read to the end, I found myself rooting for the Feds to drag the hero to jail. I really didn’t care about all the twists that exonerated him, he might have had some justification for his actions by the denouement, but he was still a selfish jerk.

  10. Rebecca (Another one)
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:03:28

    I am enjoying Robert Rotenburg for mysteries that focus on the lawyers and cops. His defense and prosecuting lawyers are well rounded characters. And he sets his books in Toronto, so I see a slightly different judicial system.

    There is only a little romance in the first 2 books. I should say that one of the characters cheats on their marriage in the second book, since that may be a trigger.

    The third book, Stray Bullets, is on sale in the Kindle version (& Nook Book) for 1.99. The first is still 7.50 and the latest (4th) is 11.50. I think you can start with any book, but there will be spoilers about what some of the characters have done in earlier books.

  11. Rebecca (Another one)
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:08:46

    @Rebecca (Another one):
    Robert Rotenberg not burg. Sorry.

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