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Never Too Late by Amara RoyceNever Too Late by Amara Royce. $ Free

From the Jacket Copy:

Expect the unexpected, especially in a room filled with books…

Honoria Duchamp is well aware that men often consider widows easy prey for the role of mistress. What else could explain the attentions of handsome Lord Devin, and his visits to her bookshop? The much younger Viscount has even shown interest in the printing press with which she creates pamphlets on London’s basest injustices. Yet his chief interest appears to be in her…

Coerced to investigate Nora’s controversial pamphlets, Devin expected to find a bookish matron. Instead, he is taken with Nora’s womanly beauty, sharp intellect, and quick wit. Soon, what begins as an unwelcome task becomes a pleasure, and Devin’s job becomes more dangerous—for them both. For Nora has no idea of the vicious element she’s crossed. Now Devin will risk his reputation to protect her—and much more to win her love…

“Deliciously romantic and sizzling with sensual tension.” –Nicola Cornick, USA Today bestselling Author

76,129 Words

The guy looks very mischievous peeking over her shoulder like that while she looks very cold. Maybe if she covered her shoulders she would’t be so cold.

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The Forever Trilogy: Forever Black, Forever You, Forever Us by Sandi LynnThe Forever Trilogy: Forever Black, Forever You, Forever Us by Sandi LynnThe Forever Trilogy: Forever Black, Forever You, Forever Us by Sandi Lynn. $ .99

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The New York Times Bestselling Trilogy is now in a boxed set. 3 Books: Forever Black, Forever You, Forever Us

Forever Black:

When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space.” With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black. After finding Ellery in his kitchen the next morning and assuming she broke his #1 rule about sleepovers, he becomes intrigued, not only by her stubbornness and defiance, but by her kindness.

Connor Black, emotionally dead and damaged, that stemmed from a personal tragedy, made a vow to never love or fall in love with a woman, until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident. After she opens up and shows him her world, Connor starts to feel emotions and feelings he never knew existed. Despite the rumors and warnings regarding Connor Black and his use and misuse of women, Ellery finds herself being drawn into his world.

Ellery knows they can never be together because she is harboring a deep secret that could destroy Connor emotionally forever.

Join Connor and Ellery as they embark on a journey of courage, love and strength. Will it be enough to save them?

Forever You:

New York Times bestselling novel, Forever You is the highly demanded sequel to USA Today’s Bestseller, Forever Black.

Connor Black’s life consisted of his company and his use of multiple women. There was never going to be love, relationships, or a fairy-tale life. Emotionally dead and damaged, that stemmed from a personal tragedy, Connor Black vowed never to feel any emotion or fall in love with a woman. That was true until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident and changed his life forever. He begins experiencing feelings and emotions that he never felt before and finds himself being drawn into her world.

You took the journey with Connor and Ellery as their love, courage, and strength were put to the test. You watched their worlds come together through her eyes in Forever Black, and now it’s time to take the journey through his in Forever You.

Forever Us:

The story of Connor and Ellery Black continues in the last installment of the Forever Black Trilogy, Forever Us.

You took Connor and Ellery’s journey of love, courage, and strength as Ellery’s illness threatened their future in Forever Black. You continued their journey through the eyes of Connor Black in Forever You as you watched them get their happily ever after through marriage and planning for their first child.

Join Connor and Ellery once again as they face the challenges of parenthood. Take their journey in Forever Us as they learn to cope with the demands of a new baby, a demanding career, and the onset of new challenges in which Connor and Ellery must confront for the sake of their family.

I’ve heard this recommended somewhere before but never had the urge to pick it up. At 99c, though, I’m helpless to resist. At least I can practice my epub splitting with this, though. That’s something.

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The Informationist (Vanessa Michael Munroe Series #1) by Taylor StevensThe Informationist (Vanessa Michael Munroe Series #1) by Taylor StevensThe Informationist by Taylor Stevens. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Governments pay her.
Criminals fear her.
Nobody sees her coming.

Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information. After escaping a traumatic childhood in lawless central Africa, she is now sought after by corporations, heads of state, and private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise.
When a Texas oil billionaire hires her to find his daughter who has vanished in Africa, Munroe finds herself back in the darklands she once knew so well, fighting mysterious forces determined to keep the fate of the missing girl a secret. If she has any hope of getting out of the jungle alive, Munroe must finally face up to the demons of the past she’s tried for so long to forget.

Best of all, Munroe evokes the spirit and intelligence of the gutsy, damaged Salander, but she’s far from derivative…Much will be made of the similarities between Munroe and Salander. But in some ways, Munroe’s brooding personality and her ability to blend in to her surroundings bring to mind the provocative Jason Bourne. Thank goodness a sequel to this fiery novel is in the works.”–USA Today

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Metropolis: A Novel by Elizabeth GaffneyMetropolis: A Novel by Elizabeth GaffneyMetropolis: A Novel by Elizabeth Gaffney. $ .99.

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Elizabeth Gaffney’s magnificent, Dickensian Metropolis captures the splendor and violence of America’s greatest city in the years after the Civil War, as young immigrants climb out of urban chaos and into the American dream.

On a freezing night in the middle of winter, Gaffney’s nameless hero is suddenly awakened by a fire in P. T. Barnum’s stable, where he works and sleeps, and soon finds himself at the center of a citywide arson investigation.

Determined to clear his name and realize the dreams that inspired his hazardous voyage across the Atlantic, he will change his identity many times, find himself mixed up with one of the city’s toughest and most enterprising gangs, and fall in love with a smart, headstrong, and beautiful young woman. Buffeted by the forces of fate, hate, luck, and passion, our hero struggles to build a life-just to stay alive-in a country that at first held so much promise for him.

Epic in sweep, Metropolis follows our hero from his arrival in New York harbor through his experiences in Barnum’s circus, the criminal underground, and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, and on to a life in Brooklyn that is at once unique and poignantly emblematic of the American experience. In a novel that is wonderfully written, rich in suspense, vivid historical detail, breathtakingly paced, Elizabeth Gaffney captures the wonder and magic of a rambunctious city in a time of change. Metropolis marks a superb fiction debut.

Library Journal says “Race and gender relations also figure prominently, and an understated feminist slant is threaded throughout Johannes’s romance with an Irish girl. Though one wishes that the author had occasionally injected dates to clarify the passage of time, this remains an engaging and suspenseful work-and required reading for anyone interested in urban affairs or simply in need of a good, stick-to-the-ribs escape from today’s sociopolitical realities. Highly recommended”

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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. Ros
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 14:50:19

    I enjoyed Never Too Late quite a lot. I think Sunita recommended it to me.

  2. Kaetrin
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 22:24:27

    Bought the Forever Black Trilogy because: hopeless.

  3. SonomaLass
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 00:55:17

    I liked Never Too Late when it was first released; I’m a sucker for a main character who collects, curates or sells books. It’s a debut novel, and I’m looking forward to her next one.

    Thanks for the heads-up about the Gaffney. At that price, I’ll buy it for to read someday.

  4. A
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 07:15:37

    I wanted to buy Metropolis but can’t find it on Amazon as an ebook at all, only as a printed book. Has anyone else had more luck?

  5. Angela
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 07:20:47

    @A: Kindle <–does that work for you?

  6. A
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:15:09

    Thanks, Angela, the link works. It says the book is not available for purchase though. Maybe it’s a geography thing, since I’m located in Europe.

  7. Elizabeth
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 22:41:15

    The blurb for the Forever Trilogy reads like it was written by a freshman: repetition, freewheeling use of prepositions… It makes me think the books will be unedited and unreadable.

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