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Almost Heaven by McNaught JudithAlmost Heaven by Judith McNaught. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

In this classic novel of two willful lovers caught in a breathless adventure of deception and betrayal, #1 New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught has created a powerful and unforgettable masterpiece. ELIZABETH CAMERON The Countess of Havenhurst possessed a rare gentleness and fierce courage to match her exquisite beauty. But her reputation is shattered when she is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, a notorious gambler and social outcast. IAN THORNTON A dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth’s heart is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge. Destined for each other, yet wary of each other’s motives, Elizabeth and Ian engage in a dance of suspicion and passion that tests the very soul of their star-crossed love. As a twisting path of secrets takes them from London’s drawing rooms to the mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth must learn the truth: is Ian merely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?

Our long romance nightmare is soon coming to an end. Judith McNaught is FINALLY digitizing her ebooks. I LOVED this book. It’s so full of drama and angst, misunderstandings, stupid actions, and amazing love. McNaught’s books are true classics for me. I started reading her when I was fourteen and only stopped because she stopped publishing.

The other books to buy right now include Double Standards and Tender Triumph. Both fall on my least favorite McNaught scale but they are 99c. I’ll keep you posted when to buy the others. EEEEEeeeeeEEEEEE (I’m a little excited).

Currently these deals are only at BN. I don’t know why. I’m keeping the links up just in case this will change over the next few days.

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2940148867944_p0_v1_s260x420Lord Of The Sea by Danelle Harmon. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

A Sea Devil Who’s Reckless At Heart. . .
Captain Connor Merrick’s thirst for danger has brought him fame and fortune as one of the most brazenly successful privateers of the War of 1812. But deep beneath his swagger, derring-do and charm, the handsome American captain is hiding a devastating secret, and he’ll go to any lengths to protect it . . .

A Beauty Who Gets More Than She Bargained For. . . .
Rhiannon Evans has longed for an adventure — and a mysterious, dangerous man to sweep her off her feet. While enroute to the tropical paradise of Barbados, she never dreams that her heart will be captured by the dashing American privateer who rescues her from bloodthirsty pirates. Only Rhiannon can see beneath Connor’s reckless façade to the man beneath. But when tragedy strikes, can Rhiannon’s love save Connor from himself? Or will the secret he guards so carefully, end up being the undoing of them both?

Other books by Harmon have been on sale before so this 99c deal is a great time to fill out your collection. Like Kaetrin who wrote about Substitutability this week, I’m agog at those who do not have TBR piles. Agog, jealous, concerned. A lot of emotions there.

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51leizJBy3L._SX300_You Make Me by Erin McCarthy. $ Free AMZN | Apple

From the Jacket Copy:

The guy she wants…

Growing up on the coast of Maine with a revolving door of foster siblings, Caitlyn Michaud spent one intense and passionate year falling in love with her foster brother, Heath.Then he left without a word.

Isn’t the guy she needs…

Determined to move on, in college Caitlyn has risen above her small town impoverished roots and has joined a sorority, reinvented her appearance, and landed the right boyfriend in frat president Ethan.

But the perfect world she tried so hard to attain is ripped apart when Heath appears one night out of nowhere. Out of the military, Heath is as brooding and intense as ever, and he is determined not only to win her back, but to exact revenge on everyone who kept him from her…

And when one love allows her to breathe, but the other feels as essential to her life as air, how does she choose between them?

Cat and Heath? Cathy and Heathcliffe? One review said that this had untapped potential but that it was overdramatic.

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411+QnaYjuL._SX300_The Space Between (The Book of Phoenix 1) by Kristie Cook. $ Free at AMZ | Apple.

From the Jacket Copy:

New Adult Paranormal Romance by bestselling author Kristie Cook ** Mature Content ** Recommended for ages 16+ due to sexual situations and language

First installment of The Book of Phoenix trilogy. Part 2, The Space Beyond, available now!

When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between

After a month-long dance tour overseas, Leni returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, their home empty, and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that remains is her truck and a leather-bound book she can’t open. Nearly as disturbing, she keeps running into the deaf and dangerously sexy model she’d met in Italy, and no matter how hard she tries to shake him, her soul won’t let her.

Jeric has traveled the world in search of a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia … in the exact town where the beautiful dancer from Italy lives. He’s drawn to her like a moth to a flame, but his life as a loner in his silent world allows no room for girlfriends, and he tries to leave her. Except outside forces won’t let him.

When the same “tattoos” suddenly appear on their arms and the book’s lock falls open, Leni and Jeric realize there’s more between them than physical fascination. They must embark on a journey together to discover their connection to each other and their ties to the Book of Phoenix.

And they must figure it all out fast. Shadowy forms that are more monsters than men are closing in, while their own existences are falling to pieces around them.

This first part of The Book of Phoenix takes you on a heart-wrenching ride as you discover the answers that lie in The Space Between.

This is well reviewed but it should be noted that it is only one third of a trilogy. It contains a girl virgin and the man slut trope as well as switching between a journal and the present time. “I didn’t like the book within a book. It was like reading the same story twice.” But even the negative reviews thought the premise was interesting.

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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. Kate Hewitt
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 14:35:57

    Tender Triumph and Double Standards are my least favourite McNaught books too, but I started reading her as a teen too and loved all her books so much. Something Wonderful was the first romance I ever read.

  2. CelineB
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 15:12:18

    The McNaught books seem to have went up to 1.99 which is still a great price for someone like me who’s never tried her but wants to.

  3. Lada
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 15:40:52

    This is one of the many reasons I love DA so much!! I stopped looking for digitized McNaught books ages ago and would have missed out. I adore Almost Heaven and will never forget reading it for the first time. I’m right there sqeeing with you, Jane!!

  4. Jae Lee
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 15:43:12

    It looks like Amazon only has Every Breath You Take by McNaught digitally and B&N only has a couple more titles. Once they are all up though, I am on it. I originally borrowed her stuff from the library on a rec from here or Smart Bitches and promptly went out and bought all her historical titles in paperback. I read one or two of her contemps and liked them just fine, but her historicals are, like, magically delicious. Now I’ll probably go on a re-reading binge once they are digital. Thanks for bringing this up!

  5. Lada
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 15:45:38

    Uh-oh. The one-star review of Almost Heaven complains about major formatting issues. Can anyone confirm?

  6. MarciaS
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 15:54:58

    Another from BN : Shirlee Busbee’s “Deceive Not My Heart” is currently free.

  7. Andrea T
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 18:16:51

  8. Darlynne
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 19:43:08

    @MarciaS: Thanks!

  9. Des Livres
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 19:48:18

    My TBR list is…about 2. Vixen in Velvet isn’t on it anymore, due to the review here. There’s an upcoming Dee Ernst book, and an upcoming Robyn Carr. That’s it. Maybe I’m just too mean and picky.

  10. Kaetrin
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 21:38:04

    @Kate Hewitt: I adore Something Wonderful. It was one of the first books I sighed over in delight.

  11. hilly
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 21:40:16

    @Andrea T: “The Chocate Rose by Laura Florand is currently free on Amazon”…


    :: CLICK ! ::

    Thanks, Andrea! :)

  12. Kaetrin
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 21:46:13

    Also, my giant TBR just increased by two.

  13. hilly
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 21:49:11

    P.S. – FWIW, it’s free at Kobo, too, but not at B&N.

  14. Amy
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 22:18:27

    I can’t find the ebook format of Almost Heaven on Amazon. I only found a “Study Guide” of Almost Heaven in Kindle format. Anyone else finding it?

  15. Muneca
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 22:39:31

    @amy same here Amazon doesn’t have them for the kindle. :(

  16. Amy
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 22:48:04

    :-( I got all excited when I saw the post. I hope Amazon gets it soon.

  17. Rose
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 00:29:01

    Is it possible that the McNaught books are geoblocked? I’m not seeing them on Amazon or Kobo, either. Though why someone would finally digitize their books and then block readers from actually buying them is beyond me.

  18. Janine
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 00:33:52

    @Rose: I only see Every Breath You Take in the Kindle store.

  19. loonigrrl
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 02:11:25

    Judith McNaught ebooks?? Yes!!

  20. Jenns
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 11:54:02

    I just snatched up Almost Heaven. How is it that I’ve never read any of McNaught’s historicals before? I can’t wait to curl up with it. Here’s hoping we’ll see the rest of her books digitalized soon.

  21. Moriah Jovan
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 18:08:06

    The only place I found the Judith McNaught ebook was at BN for $1.99. I’m stumped as to the absence of it on Amazon. Or else I’m totally missing something, which is possible.

  22. loonigrrl
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 15:01:39


    I’m 75 pages into it, and I can confirm that there are serious formatting issues. There are missing paragraph breaks and there are also inappropriate paragraph breaks in the middle of a sentence. There are numerous incorrect punctuation marks and there are question marks throughout as if someone just did a search and replace and didn’t proofread the work to see if it made sense. There was even a “??” at the end of an incomplete sentence as it the person transcribing it didn’t know what was supposed to come next. The sentence just ended in the middle of a thought with “??” *sigh*

    The worst thing I’ve noticed so far is in the beginning where it goes from the three potential suitors’ points of view. It starts with the one then goes to the second potential suitor and then to Ian Thornton’s pov and then back to suitor #2. Except when it went back to suitor #2’s pov, it was some of the exact same paragraphs as several pages before -as if someone just copied and pasted a whole section of the book into a later spot. Unbelievable.

    If this were anyone but Judith McNaught, and probably any book but Almost Heaven, I would have given up awhile ago. It’s incredibly frustrating and keeps taking me out of the story. And unfortunately, the mistakes are all over the place. You can’t go more than a page without some obvious formatting error. It’s pretty awful.

  23. loonigrrl
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 15:01:36

    I went online to barnes and noble today to leave a review about the formatting issues and . . . I could no longer find the ebook version on sale. It looks like B & N has removed it from their site.

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