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The Edge of Never      by     J .A. Redmerski The Edge of Never by J .A. Redmerski. $ .99

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This new paperback edition includes exclusive bonus material – an all-new full chapter from Andrew’s point of view during a crucial scene!

Sometimes life takes you off course . . .


Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she’s ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

This was originally self published and then acquired by Grand Central Publishing. The paperback version is due out on July 2, 2013.

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The Governess Affair  by     Courtney MilanThe Governess Affair by Courtney Milan. $ Free at Amazon and Apple

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A new series from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan…

She will not give up.

Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she’s demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it’s not the duke she fears. It’s his merciless man of business—the man known as the Wolf of Clermont. The formidable former pugilist has a black reputation for handling all the duke’s dirty business, and when the duke turns her case over to him, she doesn’t stand a chance. But she can’t stop trying—not with her entire future at stake.

He cannot give in.

Hugo Marshall is a man of ruthless ambition—a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When his employer orders him to get rid of the pestering governess by fair means or foul, it’s just another day at the office. Unfortunately, fair means don’t work on Serena, and as he comes to know her, he discovers that he can’t bear to use foul ones. But everything he has worked for depends upon seeing her gone. He’ll have to choose between the life that he needs, and the woman he is coming to love…

The Governess Affair is a novella of 32,500 words.

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What Price Paradise      by     Katherine AllredWhat Price Paradise by Katherine Allred. $ 1.49

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All his life Tate McCullom has been taught to be responsible, and he is the very model of what a respectable man should be. Until the night he gets drunk and sleeps with a woman he barely knows.

Now, six weeks later, she’s pregnant, alone, and broke. Once again, Tate must take responsibility for his actions, and makes plans to marry his child’s mother. There’s only one problem…he has to tell his fiancée.

Abby Grayson hasn’t had an easy life. As the daughter of the town whore, people either avoid her or think she’s like her mother. For Abby, it’s a struggle just to fill her belly and keep a roof over her head.

Loneliness and a secret yearning for this man she thought she’d never have led her to spend the night with Tate. But the last thing she needs is a baby when she can barely take care of herself. Desperate, but too proud to ask for help, she finally agrees to accept a job from Tate ? the job of being his wife. Now she has almost everything she’s ever dreamed of.

Unfortunately, only one thing will gain her Tate’s love – his realization that the night he spent with her was no drunken accident. It was a last-ditch attempt to win the woman he really wanted.

Allred has been compared to Barbara Samuels (although in some cases, a little too similar) and this is a good price to try her out.

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Driftless David RhodesDriftless by David Rhodes. $ Free at BN / $2.99 at Amazon.

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Words, Wisconsin, is absent from state maps but home to a few hundred people, including a middle-aged couple suspicious of schemes by their milk cooperative, an invalid who resents her sister, a woman pastor of a church, a cantankerous retiree, and a former drifter who forever alters the ties that bind a community together.

Apparently this is the first book from Rhodes in 30 years. Per PW “After a 30-year absence from publishing due to a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed, Rhodes is back with a novel featuring July Montgomery, the hero of his 1975 novel, Rock Island Line, which movingly involves him with the fates of several characters who live in the small town of Words, Wis”

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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. Patty
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 13:01:19

    I loved the Edge of Never, bought it at full price, glad to see more people can try it

  2. mari
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 14:02:07

    Highly reccomend “The Governess Affair.” Heartfelt and emotional. Great novella.

  3. Sunny
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 15:39:01

    Also recommending The Governess Affair, it was my gateway drug to Courtney Milan! I don’t regret for a moment that I paid full price for it, it was worth every penny, so free is even sweeter for people new to her.

  4. Loosheesh
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 17:08:41

    @Patty: Thank you! – I came here looking for a rec for Edge of Never.

    Also adding a third rec for The Governess Affair – great read.

  5. Kate K.F.
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 18:02:09

    Courtney Milan’s novella, The Lady Always Wins from the anthology “Three Weddings and a Murder” is also on sale for 99 cents at the Apple store. I’m not sure if its for sale anywhere else.

    She also has a number of short stories connected to a few of her series available on her website. I recommend all of her work and am slowly working through her back list though I wish it was easier to find her in print.

  6. cleo
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 18:17:32

    Another strong rec for The Governess Affair – so, so good.

    I bought Driftless, because it looks good but mostly because it’s set in the driftless area of Wisconsin and I got such a thrill out of recognizing that. I am a (tiny bit of a) geography nerd and I know that the term driftless refers to an area lacking glacial drift. I’ve been to the driftless area in SW Wisconsin / NE Iowa – it’s one of the few areas in that part of the Midwest that wasn’t affected by glaciers during the last glacial period and it’s really cool (if you’re used to flat prairies and moraines like I am).

  7. Joy
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 18:39:26

    I also loved the Governess Affair by Courtney Milan. It has one the sweetest love scenes I’ve ever read, and is a great introduction to this author.

  8. B. Sullivan
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 03:46:45

    I enjoyed the Governess Affair so much that I can not feel at all bad that I didn’t get it on sale! (And for me who adores a book sale – well, I mean it!) Must now go email a friend to go get this…

  9. Rosario
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 05:28:32

    This new paperback edition includes exclusive bonus material – an all-new full chapter from Andrew’s point of view during a crucial scene!

    This really, really annoys me. I HATE authors tinkering with already-published books. If you happened to buy an earlier version, then you have the inferior one, and you have to pay again if you want to read what the author clearly considers the better version.

    If you do something like this and just add an extra chunk, at least have the courtesy to your loyal readers who were the first to purchase your book of putting the extra chapter on your website for them to read for free.

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