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Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra BrownSlow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The adopted daughter of the most powerful man in town, Schyler Crandall left Heaven, Louisiana, a broken-hearted girl. Now a crisis has brought her home to a family in conflict, a logging empire on the brink of disaster, and seething secrets that make Heaven hotter than hell.

Still there are her beautiful younger sister, Tricia, with her cruel lies. . .Ken, Tricia’s handsome husband, who married the wrong sister. . .Jigger, the pimp and ruffian with plans of his own. . .and Cash, proud, mysterious, and complex. It is dangerous for Schyler to even be near him, yet she must dare to confront the past — if there is to be any peace in Heaven.

There are several books by Brown on sale for $1.99:

Fat Tuesday
Best Kept Secrets
Slow Heat in Heaven

I’m pretty sure I loved Slow Heat in Heaven back in the day, but I vaguely remember Cash being the kind who handed out bruising kisses.

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I'm In No Mood For Love Rachel GibsonI’m In No Mood For Love by Rachel Gibson. $ .99 | $3.99

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What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she’s suffering in a pretty-in-pink gown she’ll never wear again, and the next thing she knows it’s morning . . . and she has the nastiest hangover of her life.

To make matters worse, she’s wearing nothing but a spritz of Escada and lying next to Sebastian Vaughan . . . her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe-hopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she’d gotten herself into a whole lot of trouble.

Clare had the right to go wild—after all, she’d been knocked off her dyed-to-match shoes after finding her own fiancé in a compromising position with the washing machine repairman. Clearly her society wedding is off.

But Sebastian pushed all the wrong buttons—and some of the right ones, too. Clare is in no mood for love—not even for lust—and wants to forget about Sebastian and his six-pack abs ASAP. But he isn’t in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget.

PW writes “In this uninspired follow up to Sex, Lies and Online Dating, Gibson layers cliché upon cliché and tops her confection with a heavy frosting of exposition. The result is a tale more sickly than sweet, filled with characters as lively as the figurines atop a wedding cake.”

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All or Nothing (Trust No One Series #1) by Dixie Lee BrownWhen I Find You: A Trust No One Novel by Dixie Lee Brown . $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Dixie Lee Brown launches her Trust No One series with this tale of a hunted woman and the only man who can save her life . . . if she’ll let him.

Someone wants Cara Sinclair dead. One minute she’s halfheartedly enjoying an Oregon Coast casino, and the next she’s being chased by hit men. Rescued by a total stranger, Cara must decide whether she can trust her safety to this Joe Reynolds and his team of ruthless mercenaries. The more time she spends with Joe, the more her desire for him grows. But can he truly protect her, or is she placing them all in mortal danger?

Joe agreed to protect Cara as a promise to a dying man. He never expected to feel such heat between them, or her total lack of faith in him. Now he must convince her that her only hope lies with him. Because Joe is starting to realize that he won’t be satisfied with just saving her life . . . now, he wants it all.

Reviews really did not like the heroine and it sounds like she placed everyone in danger because of TSTL behavior.

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A Lord Rotheby's Influence Bundle Catherine GayleA Lord Rotheby’s Influence Bundle by Catherine Gayle. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

The first three full novels in Catherine Gayle’s Lord Rotheby’s Influence series, available now in a single box set.


When Aurora Hyatt loses her journal in Hyde Park, her ruin is a foregone conclusion. If anyone discovers her writings, they’ll find scandalous fantasies involving the newest rake in Town alongside entirely-too-candid thoughts about her typical dreary suitors. Aurora will either be forced into a loveless marriage with the first nodcock to make an offer, or she’ll be assigned a permanent position on the shelf. What catastrophe will God smote down upon her next?

If Niles Thornton, Baron Quinton, desires to maintain any semblance of his current lifestyle, he must fulfill the requirements his grandfather, Lord Rotheby, has set for him. When he is nearly barreled over by a racing curricle and a journal lands at his feet, his troubles are over. Inside the journal’s pages, Quin discovers a scandal waiting to happen. Surely a young lady who would write such brazen things in a journal must recognize the necessity of a hasty marriage, even if the gentleman making the offer is less-than-honorable.

In a drunken haze, Quin kisses Aurora on a crowded ballroom floor, necessitating their immediate marriage. His troubles are only beginning, as Aurora’s writings are soon the focus of both gossip rags and drawing room conversation. When word arrives of an even greater scandal following in his wife’s wake, will he prove himself a drunken abuser like his father or the loving husband of Aurora’s fantasies?


The blasted man will not stop following her. Well, he isn’t following her…not exactly. They are just always thrown together, and he is everything she wants but can’t have. It is downright infuriating—especially when he kisses her.

Lady Grace Abernathy has been ravished and left pregnant. This would not be such a gargantuan problem if Lord Alexander Hardwicke would simply stay away from her as she asked. But leave it to her meddling Aunt Dorothea to continually thrust the two into each other’s company against both their wishes. These distractions are more than a lady should be forced to bear.

Alex left London to visit his deceased father’s oldest friend, Lord Rotheby, and to get away from his mother and her matchmaking schemes, only to run into more of the same at every turn. But the more time he spends in the company of Lady Grace, the less he finds himself able to ignore his growing attraction—and his burgeoning need to protect her. Must he cause a scandal in order to protect her from one?


Miss Jane Matthews feels completely out of place amongst the finery of the ton. She’s the daughter of a country vicar, for goodness sake, and nearly a spinster to boot. But when her distant cousin—a dowager duchess, of all people—offers to sponsor her for a Season in London, she agrees, but only so she can search for a storefront for her business. Perhaps, in that regard the Season won’t all be in vain.

The widower of a loveless marriage, Peter Hardwicke, the Duke of Somerton, has already done his duty and provided an heir for his dukedom, so he sees no reason to remarry. Taking a wife would only mean adding a new responsibility to his already too-full schedule. He’s more than busy enough keeping his family in line—not to mention sorting out the myriad problems plaguing one of his estates.

But when Lord Utley, a childhood friend who has been on the wrong side of Peter’s ire for many years now, takes an unlikely interest in Jane, Peter has to intervene. He’ll be damned if he’ll allow Utley to ruin yet another life. But will rescuing Jane from Utley’s clutches land Peter with another loveless marriage?

There is a negative review that suggests that there are quite a few of errors in this book and that the stories contain a lot of modern sensibilities.

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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. Renda
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:16:08

    Slow Heat in Heaven Audible is 99 cents with Kindle purchase first.

  2. MaryK
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:40:54

    The subscribe to comments without commenting option seems to have disappeared.

  3. Carolyne
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:50:38

    Too bad about the “Lord Rotheby” books–the fellow on the box cover looked intriguing in a sort of older gent, Alan Rickman way. Enough to grab my attention and make me curious about the stories/author. But even at 99c, I’ll just end up throwing my iPad across the room if I have to deal with another book full of grammatical and spelling and needed-another-editorial-pass errors. Just sayin’ it’s been a bad week for those, even with one of my auto-buy authors.

  4. Jane
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:52:32

    @Mary K – I had to disable it for now because it was sending out emails to people who had clicked unsubscribe.

  5. KellyM
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 13:50:51

    Eeep! It’s a little strange, but I’ve actually been hoping that Slow Heat in Heaven would go on sale soon. It was one of the books that I used to sneak-read from my mom’s shelf, and it was without a doubt one of my faves back then. And yes, there were definitely bruising kisses and there was lots of angst from Cash. Hooray sales!

  6. hapax
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 17:32:39

    Both Amazon and B&N have a lot of fantastic bundles this weekend, not just romance but inspies, sff, and suspense as well as non-fiction. If there is a series you’ve been thinking of trying, it’s worth checking out.

  7. Carrie G
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 20:12:36

    Envy by Sandra Brown is also on sale on Kindle for $1.99. Slow Heat in Heaven is very good on audio! I don’t think Dick Hill is quite as good a narrator as Viktor Slezak (Envy reader) but he’s very good.

  8. Susan
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 20:32:22

    Eek. I was browsing through the bundles when I came across Taken by Tentacles. Yes, octopus erotica. I think I’m permanently scarred.

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