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Holidays Are Hell      by     Kim Harrison,     Lynsay Sands,     Marjorie M. Liu,     Vicki PetterssonHolidays Are Hell by Kim Harrison. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

This holiday, spend quality time with family and loved ones—living and dead . . .

There’s no place like home for the horrordays—unless you’d prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost-infested graveyard . . . or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams. The (black) magical season is here—and whether it’s a solstice séance gone demonically wrong with the incomparable Kim Harrison, a grossly misshapen Christmas with the remarkable Lynsay Sands, a blood-chilling-and-spilling New Year’s with the wonderful Marjorie M. Liu, or a super-powered Thanksgiving with the phenomenal Vicki Pettersson, one thing is for certain: in the able hands of these exceptional dark side explorers, the holidays are going to be deliciously hellish!

This is a collection of holiday stories from four NYT Bestselling authors: Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie Liu and Vicki Pettersson.

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A Fistful of Charms (Rachel Morgan Series #4)   by     Kim HarrisonA Fistful of Charms with Bonus Material by Kim Harrison. $ 1.99

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The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her — not necessarily in that order.

Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses — savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.

Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel’s soul is at stake.

This is a pre order. The item will be delivered on December 18, 2102. The only bonus material will be an excerpt from Ever After.

This is the fourth book in the series featuring Rachel Morgan.

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The Last Dragonlord     by     Joanne BertinThe Last Dragonlord by Joanne Bertin. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Dragonlord Linden Rathan, last-born of a race of immortal weredragons, has spent six hundred years alone, searching for his soultwin while his fellow Dragonlords watch over humanity’s Five Kingdoms.

When the Queen of Cassori dies mysteriously, Linden and the other Dragonlords are called upon to prevent civil war as two human claimants vie for the regency.

As the battle for Cassori rule escalates, Linden becomes the target of the Fellowship, a secret society of true-humans who could actually destroy his immortal life.

Then he meets a beautiful young ship captain named Maurynna who may be the only one who can help Linden bring Cassori back from the brink of chaos.

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

From Amazon’s review “This is Joanne Bertin’s first novel, and sometimes her storytelling ambitions make for a bit of confusion when new characters, history, and plot devices are introduced all at once. The Last Dragonlord is an excellent fantasy, nonetheless, with interesting, sympathetic characters and an intriguing setup.”

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The January Dancer      by     Michael Flynn The January Dancer by Michael Flynn. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Hugo Award finalist and Robert A. Heinlein Award-winning SF writer Michael Flynn now turns to space opera in The January Dancer, with stunningly successful results. Full of rich echoes of the space opera classics from Doc Smith to Cordwainer Smith, it tells the fateful story of an ancient pre-human artifact of great power, and the people who found it. Starting with Captain Amos January, who quickly loses it, and then the others who fought, schemed, and killed to get it, we travel around the complex, decadent, brawling, mongrelized interstellar human civilization it might save or destroy, following the searchers for it. Collectors want the Dancer; pirates take it; rulers crave it, and they’ll all kill if necessary to get it. This is as thrilling a yarn as any ever in the whole history of SF. This is a story of love, revolution, music, and mystery, and ends, as all great stories do, with shock and a beginning.

This is supposed to be a price set by the publisher, but when I did the deals this morning, only Amazon reflected the lowered price. I’ve heard others wish for space opera and this book is supposedly full of space opera stuff.

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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. Gwen Hayes
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 14:14:59

    I saw SPACE OPERA and clicked so fast….I hope it’s good!

  2. Estara
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 14:26:52

    I really liked the Last Dragonlord when I bought it in paper, but thought the second book in the trilogy wasn’t so great so I never finished reading the whole series. But at that price… there even is a romantic subplot involved.

  3. Susan
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 23:05:39

    @Estara: It looks as if the first and second books were published in ’98 and ’99 respectively, with the third not published until ’12. Wow. That’s a longer wait than Martin or Gabaldon.

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