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Daily Deals: Holiday romances, wisecracking dragons, and attorneys in love

No Place Like Home (Cisco Family Series #1) by Fern MichaelsNo Place Like Home by Fern Michaels. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Join beloved bestselling author Fern Michaels in her first holiday novel, a spirited, touching tale of three dynamic siblings who will do anything to bring their grandmother home for Christmas.

The Cisco triplets are appalled by their widowed father’s behavior. He seems to care more about his gold-digging fiancée than he does about his own son and daughters. Even worse, Dad put their spunky grandmother — head of the family candy company — in a nursing home against her will. Setting out to spring Granny Cisco, college seniors Sara, Hannah, and Sam soon prove that trouble comes in threes. Apparently, so does love. . . . As the triplets get their grandmother the medical care that will make her independent again, all three find unexpected romance. If everything goes according to plan, there’s going to be quite a crowd at Granny’s house come Christmas — and more proof than ever that there’s no place like home for the holidays.

Includes a discussion with Fern Michaels and an excerpt from her new Cisco family novel, Family Blessings

There are some readers who, near the holidays, will only read holiday books. Good thing there are all these sales on holiday books.

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Touched by Angels by Debbie MacomberTouched by Angels by Debbie Macomber. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Sky’s The Limit
New York City is always in need of miracles, and this Christmas is no exception. Thank heavens the divinely inspired, if slightly dizzy trio — Shirly, Goodness, and Mercy — have winged in to answer three Christmas wishes and trach a few lessons along the way.

As usual, they’ve come up with three deserving souls who are about to discover that with this crew, when you wish apon a star, you get a lot more than a pretty song.

This is a “light and fluffy” romance that might strain your sweet tooth and your credibility.

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A Tale of Two Dragons  by G. A. AikenA Tale of Two Dragons by G.A. Aiken . $ 1.99 | 2.49

From the Jacket Copy:

Braith of the Darkness likes going through life unnoticed. Not an easy task for a She-dragon of royal descent. But the evil plots of her father are turning her quiet, boring life upside down, and she has now become the enemy of the most vicious queen her kind has ever known. But for once, Braith won’t have to fight alone. Not when the warrior dragon of her dreams is willing to risk everything to save her neck.

Addolgar the Cheerful wishes he could say he’s helping the pretty royal strictly for honorable reasons–but he’d be lying. It’s not his fault, though! He didn’t tell Braith of the Darkness to have the most delicious tail he’s ever seen! Yet before Addolgar can get his very strong claws on that tail, heads are going to roll. Just hopefully not theirs. . .

“A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.” –All Things Urban Fantasy on The Dragon Who Loved Me

53,813 Words

After the Christmas books, you can head for Aiken’s wisecracking stories for something a little different.

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Disastrous (Disastrous Series)  by EL MontesDisastrous by EL Montes. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

THE sequel to ‘Disastrous’ titled ‘Cautious’ is scheduled to be released May 23, 2013. ‘Cautious’ will be the second and final book of the series.

After struggling with the loss of yet another person so dear to her heart, Mia Sullivan channeled her frustration and loneliness into focusing on her future career. At the top of her class at Harvard Law, she was nervous and excited when given the opportunity to work as a summer extern at one of the top firms in Boston. Her new boss was the young, extraordinarily handsome, and successful Marcus DeLuca. As she falls for his charms, she discovers he is keeping something from her.

Marcus DeLuca was living two separate lives: one that involved his successful career and the other that could potentially ruin his entire reputation. His secret could jeopardize not only his life but everyone he loves. There was no room in his life for a serious romantic relationship, but after meeting Mia, he makes room. He cannot resist her. She is innocent, humble, and pure–the total opposite of him. She distracts him from all of his deep dark secrets. He knows once Mia finds out the things he has done and who he truly is, she will never want to look at him again. Deep down he knows he must stay away, but he can’t.

Mia and Marcus are heading down a path of love, lies, heartbreak, and betrayal. Can their love conquer all, or will the web of deceit be too much to overcome?

Cautious, the sequel, is on sale for $1.99. The author’s bio says she works as a para legal so you’d think that some of her legal stuff would be spot on. But extern? I thought they were all called clerks. Maybe times have changed but I’d have to do a search and replace for that word.

But a recent review (left only a day ago) says that the copy is poorly edited with missing words, poor word choices, spelling errors and tense issues. A lot of the middling reviews target the hero for being a teenage boy not the “number one attorney in Boston” at the age of 29.

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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. DB Cooper
    Dec 13, 2013 @ 07:45:50

    Oooh, ooh. Is the handsomest, most successful lawyer (with a dark-dark-secret) a partner too?

    Obviously, I don’t know squat about the law profession, but doing some quick maths: Say he graduated at 22, give him 3 years in law school, and getting hired straight away at the top law firm in Boston.

    Oh, he would have had to make partner in his 4th year! That’s totally plausible, right? Because you know, firms are doing away with that whole lock-step-and-partnering-on-schedule deal, right? :)

  2. Elisa
    Dec 14, 2013 @ 01:34:28

    I graduated from a West Coast law school not too long ago, and we did call students in certain positions externs, in an externship program. I’m still not sure of the difference between externs and law clerks though.

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