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At the Duke's Wedding Miranda NevilleAt the Duke’s Wedding by Miranda Neville. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem–and romance.

Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency fun and a sexy contemporary twist in this anthology of original novellas.

Four authors, four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen…

Total anthology length: 129,000 words/516 pages

I haven’t read this as it was just released. It features four novellas:

That Rogue Jack by Maya Rodale
P.S. I Love You by Miranda Neville
When I Met My Duchess by Caroline Linden
How Angela Got Her Rogue Back by Katharine Ashe

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ainslie paton Desk Jockey JamDesk Jockey Jam by Ainslie Paton. $ Free

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Here’s the blurb:

Whip it meets Wall Street

Anthony Gambese thought he had life sussed. Happy family, good mates, the freedom of surfing, a new career, and enough action in the bedroom to keep him well satisfied. He had no idea. But two chicks were about to show him the error of his ways, trashing his love life, stealing his promotion and challenging his honour. And that was before he discovered what a roller derby doll could do by skating over his heart.

Like a roller derby jam, this novella is tight packed, fast and furious.

It can be read alone or as a follow up to Grease Monkey Jive. It tells the story of Ant Gambese, the last of Dan’s mates not felled by a girl who was exactly what he needed, and didn’t see coming.

I debated whether to include this deal because it is only available at Amazon. It’s free, though, and seems fun because how many books have you read about Roller Derby girls? None, right? (Although I hear Tamara Morgan might be doing one of those?)

I liked Grease Monkey Jive a lot so I can’t wait to see what happens to Anthony.

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Not Until You Roni LorenNot Until You by Roni Loren. $ Free at Goodreads

From the Jacket Copy:

From the author of the Loving on the Edge novels comes a story of a good girl who discovers that once you dare to cross some lines, it’s hard to turn back…

On the night of her graduation, innocent veterinary student Cela decides to play a game of Never Have I Ever with the two hot neighbors she’s been quietly crushing on for the last year. Always the prim and proper student, Cela thinks she’s earned a wild night before she has to move back home under the watchful gaze of her family. But what starts out as a simple game is about to take a very sensual turn…

Ian Foster is tired of playing games. With his membership to The Ranch, an exclusive BDSM resort, and a musician roommate named Pike who brings home groupies with a taste for ménage, Foster has a life most guys would kill for. But lately, his need for dominance is no longer satisfied via one-night stands. He craves the full surrender of one woman—a submissive of his own.

But when his quiet, sweet-as-sugar neighbor shows up at their door with a bottle of tequila and an invitation, Foster decides he and Pike may have time for one more fling…

*This will be an e-serial, releasing in 8 parts.

Roni Loren and her publisher are offering the first entry in the upcoming “Not Until You” serial for free on Goodreads. It’s a PDF file but you can download it to your computer or tablet for easy reading. I’ve not read it yet.

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Red Stone Security Series Box Set: Volume 1      by     Katie ReusRed Stone Security Series Box Set: Volume 1 by Katie Reus. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

The Red Stone Security Series Box Set (Volume 1) includes the following three best-selling romantic suspense titles by Katie Reus:

No One to Trust:

Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm’s way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld and into the path of one of Miami’s death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she has no choice but to depend on former Marine Porter Caldwell, the one man she’s tried desperately to forget.

Danger Next Door:

After an explosion leaves former detective Grant Caldwell scarred he tries to hide from the outside world. But when Belle Manikas, his beautiful neighbor, finds herself at the mercy of a violent stalker Grant sees it as his duty to protect her. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with her-not with his disfigurement-he’ll do anything to keep her safe.

Fatal Deception:

Mara Caldwell is a woman with a dark past. She made a clean break from her old life, never imagining her secrets could come back to haunt her. When an old enemy surfaces and threatens the world she’s created for herself Mara is prepared to give up everything, including the husband she loves if it will keep him safe.

Harrison knew his wife had secrets when he married her, but when he discovers the truth, it’s far worse than he imagined. He’s determined to protect her from a deadly enemy who wants to destroy her, but her lack of faith in him infuriates and wounds him. They must work together to keep her safe, but the man they’re up against seeks to destroy everything they’ve built together. Including their lives.

Collection: 117,000 words

Each of the three stories are novellas so together, it is one long-ish book but still a good deal at 99c. I’ve read Reus and she ranges from sexy to silly and sometimes both in the same story.

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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. Spinster
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 14:17:42

    “At the Duke’s Wedding” seems to be $2.99 everywhere.

    Not that that will stop me. I loves me some anthologies…

  2. MaryK
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 14:22:45

    At the Duke’s Wedding is showing up as 2.99 at Amazon.

  3. Jane
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 14:51:05

    Sorry folks apparently the price is $2.99

  4. Ros
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 15:01:31

    I seem to remember the last anthology from those authors had a lot of filler in the form of excerpts from other books. Anyone read this one and can comment on the length of the actual stories?

  5. LeeF
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 15:29:36

    Just finished Grease Monkey Jive. Really enjoyed it so this free offer is quite timely.

  6. Caroline Linden
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 15:37:31

    @Ros: I’ve read all the stories. :-) There are no excerpts. Each novella is 150-175 pages, and they are only related to each other (not to other books by any of us authors).

    I hope that helps.

  7. leslie
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 16:19:43

    @Ros: Thanks for the question!
    @Caroline Linden: Great! I’m off to Amazon to do some 1-clicking.

  8. Ellen
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 17:03:07

    Thanks for Ant’s story. I love Ainslie Paton.

    I did quite a glom after reading Grease Monkey. I appreciate your reviewing it and bringing it to my attention.

  9. Mary
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 19:29:27

    The only roller derby romances I’ve read were Shelly Laurenstons shifter books. I’m interested to see how non insane violent roller derby reads.

  10. Susan
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 19:32:45

    I’m really dating myself, but when I was young they used to have roller derby on tv after school. I loved it and never missed it. (RIP Joanie Weston.) So, natch, I had to pick up Desk Jockey Jam. Thanks.

    Speaking of roller derby, some of Laurenston’s female shifters skate for a roller derby team–love those scenes, too. (Oops–Mary beat me to the punch here!)

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