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So there are some unusually good deals for Macmillan books at Amazon right now. I don’t know why but here are some that I’ve found:

My Dog: The Paradox by The Oatmeal and Matthew InmanMy Dog: The Paradox by The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman. $ 1.99 at AMZN | Google

From the Jacket Copy:

Matthew Inman dishes another helping of hilarity from his online comic The Oatmeal in My Dog: The Paradox. After years of carefully observing his own dog, Rambo, Inman follows his #1 New York Times best-selling How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, with this ode to the furry, four-footed, tail-wagging bundle of love and unbridled energy frequently dubbed man’s best friend.

This eponymous comic became an instant hit when it went live on The and was liked on Facebook by 700,000 fans. Now fans will have a keepsake book of this comic to give and to keep.

In My Dog: The Paradox, Inman discusses the canine penchant for rolling in horse droppings, chasing large animals four times their size, and acting recklessly enthusiastic through the entirety of their impulsive, lovable lives. Hilarious and heartfelt, My Dog: The Paradox eloquently illustrates the complicated relationship between man and dog.

We will never know why dogs fear hair dryers, or being baited into staring contests with cats, but as Inman explains, perhaps we love dogs so much “because their lives aren’t lengthy, logical, or deliberate, but an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm.”

I guess if you like The Oatmeal’s blog, you’ll like this book?

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The Perfect Ten (box set) by Dianna LoveThe Perfect Ten by Dianna Love. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

TEN Full-length novels: Explosive suspense, powerful romance and loads of fun by 10 NYT & USA Today bestsellers!
ON SALE for limited time!!

LAST CHANCE TO RUN – Sexy, heart-stopping romantic suspense
New York Times bestseller Dianna Love
“Engrossing, thrilling and wonderfully steamy…a pitch-perfect suspense that will keep readers breathless…” The Romance Reviews

THE LAIRD – Time travel romance set in Scotland
USA Today bestseller, Sandy Blair
“Heartwarming historical romance at its best.”
~New York Times Bestselling author, Janet Chapman

DEADLY PURSUIT – A hot romantic thriller
USA Today bestseller Misty Evans
“…a fast paced, action-filled romantic suspense…” ~ So Many Reads

DOG COLLAR CRIME – A fun mystery for romance lovers
USA Today bestseller Adrienne Giordano
“… hits a home run once again with a fun mystery you can’t put down.” New York Times bestseller Dianna Love

INVISIBLE MAGIC – Sexy Urban Fantasy
Amazon bestseller Mary Buckham
“Not since Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson have I fallen in love with a female character like I have with Alex Noziak.” ~ Quiana at Urban Girl Reader

DEADLY RELATIONS – Non-stop suspense and toe-curling passion
Amazon Bestseller Alexa Grace
“…high-voltage, fraught-with-danger, vicarious experience that is super-charged with breathtaking love.” The Romance Reviews

A CHARMING CRIME – Bringing Magical Fiction To Life
Amazon Top 100 Bestseller Tonya Kappes
“Tonya Kappes’ A Magical Cure Series, charmed me until the end!”
~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

OUT OF FOCUS – Small town suspense
Amazon bestseller Nancy Naigle
“Encompasses love and loss to the depths of your heart…”
~ Amazon Reviewer

THE MERZETTI EFFECT – Pulse-pounding paranormal romance
Amazon bestseller Norah Wilson
“Be prepared to be riveted. The Merzetti Effect is a gripping, exhilarating read that carries you along at an electrifying pace until the very last page.” –Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling Author

TIME TRAP – Epic sci-fi/fantasy young adult
Amazon bestseller Micah Caida
“…totally captivated by every scene in the first book…The imagination of Micah Caida takes the reader on an exhilarating journey…originality at its best.” Amelia Richards,

10 full lengthy novels is a pretty good deal it seems.

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Fated by Alyson Noel. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated—a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.

Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.

There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

This is a one day only sale so if you’re interested pick it up today. School Library Journal says “Other characters are more one-dimensional. Still, the story is so packed with action, suspense, and tender romance that character development probably will not be missed.”

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The Raising by Laura KasischkeThe Raising by Laura Kasischke. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Last year Godwin Honors Hall was draped in black. The university was mourning
the loss of one of its own: Nicole Werner, a blond, beautiful, straight-A sorority
sister tragically killed in a car accident that left her boyfriend, who was driving,
remarkably—some say suspiciously—unscathed.

Although a year has passed, as winter begins and the nights darken, obsession with
Nicole and her death reignites: She was so pretty. So sweet-tempered. So innocent. Too
young to die.

Unless she didn’t.

Because rumor has it that she’s back.

BN is having a sale on horror books (a number of them are short stories and priced this low all the time). I choose to feature this one because it had fairly high ratings and looked different. New York Times Book Review “Almost a supernatural thriller, almost a campus satire and almost but not quite a coming-of-age tale…Kasischke remains aware that she works in familiar traditions: her scenes play knowingly with the expectations…that her precedents raise, from “Buffy” to Euripides’ “Bacchae.”

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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. Susan Reader
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 15:46:59

    Also apparently on sale at Amazon, several of Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books, and several by Louise Penny. If I didn’t already own them, this would be a great opportunity!

  2. Demi
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 16:00:42

    OMG OMG I loved ‘Fangirl’ so so much that I have to fangirl about it here. I am very tempted to pick up Rowell’s other title on sale…

  3. Loosheesh
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 18:11:26

    @Susan Reader: Thanks for the heads up on Louise Penny – I LOVE the Gamache books!

  4. Janine
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 19:43:39

    I reviewed Siege and Storm relatively recently.

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