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What the Bride Wore by Jade LeeWhat the Bride Wore by Jade Lee. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

When All is Lost

All Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle, can think of is restoring his family’s fortune so he can go back to being a gentleman of leisure. But when he meets beautiful, purposeful Lady Irene Knopp, he begins to question whether there might not be a better way to live life after all…

What’s Left is Desire

Lady Irene will never give up her fulfilling work dressing the most beautiful brides in England. She’d rather risk losing love forever than sacrifice her own life’s purpose. Yet she has never met a more magnetic, attractive man than Grant. Trapped between the fleeting chance at love and passion for her work, is it possible she can have it all?

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Poachers by Tom FranklinPoachers by Tom Franklin. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose conjures a world where the default setting is violence, a world of hunting and fishing, gambling and losing, drinking and poaching-a world most of us have never seen. In the chilling title novella (selected for the anthologies New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 1999 and Best Mystery Stories of the Century), three wild boys confront a mythic game warden as mysterious and deadly as the river they haunt. And, as a weathered, hand-painted sign reads: “Jesus is not coming.” This terrain isn’t pretty, isn’t for the weak of heart, but in these deperate, lost people, Franklin somehow finds the moments of grace that make them what they so abundantly are: human.

There aren’t women in these stories (or if they are, they are of the country western type. you know, the unfaithful, cheating, leaving ones) but the reviews call the stories gritty and unpretentious. It sounds like the kind of fiction that Clint Eastwood would read.

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Text Me (8 Novels of First Love) Shana Norris, Amanda Brice, Shel Delisle, Elle Strauss, Kate Avery EllisonText Me by Amanda Brice. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

TEXT ME is a fun, fresh collection featuring light-hearted teen novels from eight bestselling authors with more than 470 combined 5-star and 4-star reviews on Goodreads!

Discover a new favorite or a new series with this box set of contemporary and paranormal first love stories with sassy heroines that will have you crushing, swooning, or laughing out loud.

Purchased separately these eight novels would cost more than $20.00, so you can get a whole bundle of great reads for a great price!

(Best for readers 12 and up)

The bundle contains the following novels, none of which sound familiar to me.

SURFACING by Shanna Norris
CODENAME: DANCER by Amanda Brice
WINGING IT! by Shel Delisle
LIKE CLOCKWORK by Elle Strauss
THE CURSE GIRL by Kate Avery Ellis

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Temporarily Yours (A Shillings Agency Novel)  by Diane AlbertsTemporarily Yours by Diane Alberts. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.

Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock…

Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon…and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?

It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process…

I’ve not read this author before. I guess all of Entangled books will be 99c for the first few weeks of release? I hope that the book doesn’t refer to the hero as a soldier though because Marines are really touchy about that thing. (Only the Army has soldiers, etc. etc.)

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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. Cheryl
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 14:31:30

    I dislike it intensely when Brazen uses one author name and puts in tiny type “writing as so and so” in small print below it. Especially if you don’t see the “Diane Alberts” or “J.Lynn” because you’re reading on a phone or looking at a small icon of the cover. And since I looked at the book cover instead of scrolling back to the top of the review , I wasted five minutes searching for a purple cover under Jen McLaughlin’s booklist at

  2. Meliss
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 16:42:27

    For the record, Airmen do not like being referred to as soldiers either.

    Airmen are also not all ace/hot shot pilots.

    And writers, do not use “ex” in front of Marine, Sailor, Soldier, or Airman, as it is used more for those kicked out of the military due to court martials. Please use the terms former (separated from military) or retired (20 years in and done).

    – signed a disabled AF vet and wife of AD Airman

  3. Lindsay
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 17:49:16

    I laughed when I saw the last cover and said “Oh hey, an Entangled Brazen book”. I don’t mind them but their covers are so, so similar I am glad I have a list view on my Kindle versus cover view.

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