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Wings in the Night Part 1: Twilight Phantasies, Twilight Memories, Twilight Illusions, Beyond Twilight, Born in Twilight, and Twilight VowsWings in the Night Part 1: Twilight Phantasies, Twilight Memories, Twilight Illusions, Beyond Twilight, Born in Twilight, and Twilight Vows by Maggie Shayne. $ Free

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Indulge in six dark and sexy tales from Maggie Shayne’s award-winning vampire series Wings in the Night. Part 1 of the collection includes Twilight Phantasies, Twilight Memories, Twilight Illusions, Beyond Twilight, Born in Twilight, and Twilight Vows.

Twilight Phantasies:

In two centuries of living death, Eric Marquand had never once cried out against the cruel fate that had condemned him to walk forever in shadow. But then, he found the woman he knew was his chosen one–and understood that to possess her was to destroy her…

Tamara Dey trembled at the aura of dread and despair that enshrouded this creature of the night. And yet, against all reason, she saw clearly that her destiny was eternally entwined with his, and that she must know–even welcome–the terror and the splendor of the vampire’s kiss…

For centuries, loneliness has haunted them from dusk till dawn. Yet now, from out of the darkness, shines the light of eternal life…eternal love.

These were some of the earliest vampire romances published.

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To Have and to Kill (Piper Donovan/Wedding Cake Mysteries)  by Mary Jane ClarkTo Have and to Kill by Mary Jane Clark. $ 1.99

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Piper Donovan never imagineddecorating wedding cakes could beso dangerous!

A struggling actress with no immediateprospects and a recently broken engagement,Piper needs to take stock of her life—so she moves back home with her parents in New Jersey and steps tentatively into the family bakery business. Soon, she’s creating a wedding cake for a friend, the star of a daytime television drama. But someone is ruthlessly determined that this wedding will never happen.

It begins with the horrific murder of the bride-to-be’s co-star—but a psychopathic wedding-crasher isn’t about to stop there. Before Piper knows it, she’s joining forces with FBI agent Jack Lombardi—a handsome neighbor with a soft spot for the inquisitive cake-maker—to sift through the suspects and find a killer. But Piper’s about to discover that it may be a lot hotter in the kitchen than she’s able to handle . . .

Suspense. Romance. Family. Cake.

There is something for every reader in To Have and to Kill.

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STRIPPED (The Ferro Family) by H.M. WardSTRIPPED by H.M. Ward. $ .99

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There are some relationships that destroy your faith in people. They make you jaded and hard, irrevocably changing you forever. I wish I could say that I hate her, I wish I could walk away and never look back, but I can’t… I have to save her.

The woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand disappeared from my life 3 years ago. So when I see her at a bachelor party, half naked, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I’m shocked. I have to know what cracked Cassie Hale’s picture perfect world that landed her in this hellhole, and I hope that I’m not so bitter that I can’t help her escape.

Genre: New Adult Romance
Type: Novel
STRIPPED 2 Coming Soon

If you were wondering what HM Ward’s books are all about, you may want to start here but note that it is just a start. Her series is never ending.

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Unexpected Angel by Sloan JohnsonUnexpected Angel by Sloan Johnson. $ .99.

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Tasha Skinner finally shed the baggage of a failed marriage. Now, she’s looking forward to a night of margaritas and man-bashing. Tasha’s friends have other plans, including Leather, Lace and liberation.

Dylan Caprese didn’t want to go to Marquee, but he and his friends were on a mission. They took it upon themselves to make sure things didn’t get out of hand when wannabe Doms mixed alcohol with playtime at the monthly Leather and Lace night.

From the moment he set eyes on Tasha, he knew there was something different about her. She wasn’t some bondage babe who thought she knew what it meant to be into BDSM. She was much, much worse; she was innocent and trusting. He can tell she is something precious.

When Tasha’s past threatens to destroy her, Dylan begins to realize that while their paths have never crossed, their lives most definitely have. Will he be able to save her before it’s too late?

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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. JJPP
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 14:43:18

    The guy on the cover of Unexpected Angel reminds me of Pit Bull!!! NooooO!

    I picked up the free Maggie Shayne. I think I’ve read a couple of her books before, a long time ago…? Not sure, but you can’t beat free!

  2. cleo
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 15:05:04

    @JJPP: I can’t figure out what’s going on on that cover. I guess that’s a woman next to him, but there’s something wrong with her head and torso.

  3. CK
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 15:19:29

    I remember the Maggie Shayne books! I might actually have the original paperbacks buried somewhere in my attic. Talk about misspent youth. :)

  4. Jenns
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 16:33:51

    I remember the Maggie Shayne books too! They were the first paranormal romances I ever read. I still have at least two of the originals somewhere among my old books. I think they might have been part of the Silhouette Shadows line.

    Thanks for the headsup, Jane!

  5. Diane
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 17:45:01

    I checked on Kobo and the Maggie Shayne is not free yet; I’ll check again tomorrow….

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