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Obsession  by     Jennifer ArmentroutObssession by Jennifer Armentrout. $ .99

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He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?

Jennifer Armentrout was first known for her YA series and then for her self published New Adult under the penname, J. Lynn.  But she’s written a number of paranormal books, this one was released through Entangled Covet.  I’ve not read it but have found that Armentrout’s a fairly consistent writer. If you’ve liked one work by her, you are likely to enjoy others.

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Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins ClarkDaddy’s Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark. $ 2.99

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Ellie Cavanaugh was seven years old when her older sister was murdered near their home in New York’s Westchester County. It was young Ellie’s tearful testimony that put Rob Westerfield, the nineteen-year-old scion of a prominent family, in jail despite the existence of two other viable suspects. Twenty-two years later, Westerfield, who maintains his innocence, is paroled. Determined to thwart his attempts to pin the crime on another, Ellie, an investiga-tive reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, returns home and starts writing a book that will conclusively prove Westerfield’s guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, however, she uncovers horrifying facts that shed new light on her sister’s murder. With each discovery she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer.

PW says “Ellie is cast as a lonely woman, without a lover and estranged from her father and half-brother: will she accept one or the other into her guarded life?; and she carries a heavy load of guilt for her sister’s death, wondering at times if she is blinded by her thirst for vengeance. With its textured plot, well-sketched secondary characters, strong pacing and appealing heroine, this is Clark at her most winning. “

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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie BabbittTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. $ 2.49

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Doomed to—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older.

“Probably the best work of our best children’s novelist.”—Harper’s

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One Perfect Night (Contemporary Romance) by Bella AndreOne Perfect Night by Bella Andre. $ Free at Amazon and Apple.

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n this new sexy contemporary romance novella from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre, can Noah convince Colbie they are meant to be together in ONE PERFECT NIGHT?

***Guest starring Mia Sullivan and Rafe Sullivan from Bella Andre’s Sullivan family series, ONE PERFECT NIGHT is a 20,000 word / 100 page novella.***

One touch…One kiss…

The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels, they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion—and a desire she can’t control—Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she’s gone. When they end up serendipitously meeting in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can’t make the mistake of losing her again.

One night…One forever love…

Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. Only, how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they’re destined to be together? Especially when he’s intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he’s willing to keep proving it to her every day…and every sweet and sinful night.

More bestselling contemporary romances from Bella Andre…

This is a short novella, only 20,000 words, but if you are collecting the Sullivan series, this will complete your collection.

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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. EmilyW
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 14:28:41

    I went through a Mary Higgins Clark phase back in the day. The first few books were very good, but they were all so similar that I soon tired of them and gave up.

  2. Dabney
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 17:07:49

    Everyone should read Tuck Everlasting. It’s not a YA book ultimately. It’s a brilliant meditation on our desire to live forever. So damn good.

  3. Beth T.
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 18:10:36

    I agree with Dabney. Tuck Everlasting is wonderful. Very moving.

  4. Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 19:12:51

    It’s one of those rare books that can be read aloud to young kids (both male and female) for full enjoyment, and read again as an adult. There’s so much to find in such a slim volume of words.

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