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Daily Deals: Eternity by Jude Deveraux

Today’s Big Box deal from Amazon are 10 romances books that are $1.99 each. The titles include:

  • Summer Days (Fool’s Gold) by Susan Mallery
  • The Unholy (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham
  • Wicked Nights (Hqn) by Gena Showalter
  • 16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove Novels) by Debbie Macomber
  • Between Love and Honor by Alexandra Lapierre
  • Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen
  • Shadow’s Edge (A Night Prowler Novel #1) by J.T. Geissinger (I bought this one)
  • In Her Sights by Robin Perini
  • Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

Eternity By: Jude Deveraux Eternity by Jude Deveraux. $2.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Carrie Montgomery had grown up with seven adoring older brothers, and she was used to getting her way rather easily. Joshua Greene was only looking for a hardworking, practical mail-order bride to help with the farm and feed and clothe his children. Yet from the moment Carrie saw his photograph, saw his devastatingly handsome, sorrowful smile, the petite and pampered beauty knew she was the perfect wife for him.

Josh didn’t see it that way. Wed by proxy, he refused to be charmed by his new bride’s blond curls and effervescent laughter, or impressed by her trappings of wealth…even if his son and daughter believed she was a fairy princess come to life. He was furious — and ready to send her packing, until a near tragedy convinced him that her beauty was more than skin-deep. But even after he had yielded to the wild desire that surged between them, Josh could not admit how much he truly needed her. Then an old scandal threatened to re-emerge, and he realized that he could lose her forever….

I am always tickled when old out of print books are released digitally for decent prices mostly because that means I can cull a paper book from my physical library and replace it with a digital copy. I can’t recall reading this book although back in the day, I read every Deveraux story. Christine said in her review that it wasn’t Deveraux’s best book.

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Simply Irresistible Jill Shalvis Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis. $.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Maddie Moore’s whole life needs a makeover.

In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington.

Starting over won’t be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too.

The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she’s sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie’s struggles to overcome the past, though she’s about to discover that there’s no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.

Shalvis writes some of the most likable characters such that even if the plot doesn’t necessarily hold together, you still enjoy your reading experience because you are spending time with decent people.

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A Descent into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder A Descent into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder by Kathryn Casey. $.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had just landed an exciting new job, while a big-money scholarship to UT’s prestigious business school lured Pitonyak to Austin. Yet the former altar boy had a dark, unpredictable streak, one that ensnared him in the perilous underworld of drugs and guns. When Jennifer failed to show up for work on August 18, 2005, her mother became frightened. Sharon Cave’s search led to Colton’s West Campus apartment, where Jennifer’s family discovered a scene worthy of the grisliest horror movie. Meanwhile, Colton Pitonyak was nowhere to be found.

A Descent Into Hell is the gripping true story of one of the most brutal slayings in UT history—and the wild “Bonnie and Clyde-like” flight from justice of a cold-blooded young killer and his would-be girlfriend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was “just the way I roll.”

For fans of the true crime drama, this is highly recommended even by this Amazon reviewer who said “here is one thing wrong with this book. The obligatory salacious subtitle is lamer than usual. Colton Pitonyak and Jennifer Cave stopped being altar boy and cheerleader, respectively, by middle school so describing them thus makes as much sense as “the girl who wanted to be a teacher and the boy who wanted to be a fireman when they grew up”. Could Harper Collins just switch to decaf before they publish their next true crime?” Of course the same could be said for the title of the review.

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Rogue Pirate's Bride  by Shana Galen Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen. $1.99.

From Jacket Copy:

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“Galen pulls out all the stops, striking a balance between romance and adventure that will leave readers breathless and highly satisfied.” —RT Book Reviews

REVENGE SHOULD BE SWEET, BUT IT MAY COST HIM EVERYTHING

Out to avenge the death of his mentor, Bastien discovers himself astonishingly out of his depth when confronted with a beautiful, daring young woman who is out for his blood…

FORGIVENESS IS UNTHINKABLE BUT IT MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE…

British Admiral’s daughter Raeven Russell believes Bastien responsible for her fiancé’s death. But once the fiery beauty crosses swords with Bastien, she’s not so sure she really wants him to change his wicked ways…

This book has quite a few positive reviews but most of the reviews sound very practiced. One of the negative reviews mentioned that the heroine is a daughter of an Admiral but is raised on a ship. It is the third book in the series and apparently the previous two build on each other.

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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

6 Comments

  1. Alyssa
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 12:31:10

    Thanks for the Casey link. I’ve read (and enjoyed) her books in the past, and this case is one that I want to know more about. There is an episode of 48 Hours that features interviews with the “would-be girlfriend” in the blurb. Hope she’s covered in this book as well.

    Interestingly enough, this is the first true-crime e-book I’ve downloaded, though I have dozens of print ones. Looking forward to it.

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  2. Shiloh Walker
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 12:53:12

    I’m a nut for the Montgomery stories by Deveraux. I

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  3. Carolyn
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 17:26:54

    @Shiloh Walker: Is “Knight in Shining Armor” part of the Montgomery series? Seems I remember the heroine’s last name was Montgomery …?

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  4. Krista
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 18:10:21

    That is the perfect way to describe Jill Shalvis! Even if her books aren’t perfect, the dialogue alone usually makes it worth the money.

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  5. Shiloh Walker
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 20:49:31

    @Carolyn:

    Yes… it is. I love that one, too. :)

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  6. Jade
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 03:19:26

    I love Jude Deveraux! It’s been a while sine I’ve read Eternity, but I remember adoring it.

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