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Me by Katharine HepburnMe by Katharine Hepburn. $ 1.99 From the Jacket Copy: Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir.A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the YearA Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection From the Trade Paperback edition. With characteristic gusto and candor, the well-loved star of stage and screen reflects on the events, people, and places that have shaped her life. Includes 165 photographs, many never before published. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a 1992 bestseller.

I kind of idolize Hepburn for wearing pants when wearing pants was subversive. I’m hesitant to read anything about her because I don’t want my great personal love affair with her tainted. Don’t ruin it for me commenters.

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Overwhelmed by You by Nashoda RoseOverwhelmed by You by Nashoda Rose. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you. KAT I don’t beg. I don’t cry. And I don’t give second chances. Ream, the lead guitarist of the rock band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot. I hate him. Until … Ream’s six foot two frame unfolds out of the car after being gone on tour for eight months. I stared. And in my defense, any girl would stare. It would almost be rude not to because Ream was the type of guy who stood out. Not because he was loud and obnoxious. No, it was because he was the complete opposite. Subtle and dangerously quiet. If he spoke, you’d better hope he liked you because otherwise you’d be falling at his feet begging for mercy. Except me … I don’t beg—ever. But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s steady confidence that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers. Then… Ream told me he didn’t need a second chance because he was still working on his first. REAM Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it, but hated it—until her. She was unexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past. I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.

Against my better judgment, I find my finger hovering over the one click button. The first book in this series was insane – both in plot and in execution. Yet…oh god, someone stop me. Please. I need an intervention. I mean, look at the hero’s name. Ream? REAM? It’s worse that JR Ward. Rheam. I’m going to re-read my review for her previous book.

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41E2IiOCaKL._SX300One Wrong Move by Shannon McKenna. $ 1.99 From the Jacket Copy: Edgy, erotic, and breathtaking. — Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author Secrets Never Die Alex Aaro has spent most of his life on the run from his ruthless, toxic family. But when he learns that crazy Aunt Tonya, the only relative who ever gave a damn about him, is dying, he risks returning home to say goodbye. He’s prepared for anything except the call from his friend, Bruno Ranieri, that sends him on a wild and dangerous ride with a mysterious woman who holds a deadly secret and a white hot passion that binds them together. Social worker Nina Christie has no idea how much trouble she’s in when her Aunt Helga shows up bleeding at her shelter, babbling in Ukrainian–and with one inexplicable act thrusts Nina into the heart of a nightmare. Now a ruthless crime syndicate will stop at nothing to make Nina disappear, and only Alex Aaro, that inscrutable six-foot-four rock hard slab of lean muscle, stands between her and certain death. Now Nina and Alex are in a race against time, death, and their desire for one another…

So definitely not McKenna’s best book but there were moments of old McKenna. If you like her stuff, I don’t think you’ll feel bad that you bought this book at $1.99. If you haven’t read her, this isn’t the place I’d start.

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No Mercy  by John GilstrapNo Mercy by John Gilstrap. $ .99. From the Jacket Copy: “The launch of a really exciting series.” –Joseph Finder “No Mercy will leave you breathless.” –Harlan Coben When those inside the corridors of power need help outside the law, they know who to call. Jonathan Grave, covert rescue specialist, always gets results. No names. No feds. No trace evidence. When an Indiana college student is abducted, Jonathan and his team of ace operatives unravel a deadly scheme the government wants ignored. Someone wants to control a devastating secret. Someone rich, powerful, and willing to kill anyone to get it. Even the people Jonathan loves most.

I don’t know anything about this series other than it’s on sale. I believe this title is the first one and then the subsequent titles are all $2.99 except for the most recent release. No Mercy (Jonathan Grave, #1) .99 Hostage Zero (Jonathan Grave, #2) 2.99 Threat Warning (Jonathan Grave, #3) 2.99 Damage Control (Jonathan Grave, #4) 2.99 High Treason (Johnathan Grave, #5) 2.99 End Game is to be published on June 24, 2014.

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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. Isobel Carr
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 14:15:55

    I’m not going to ruin it for you, but as someone who also adores Hepburn, I highly recommend ME. I read it when it came out and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. Cap
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 14:32:09

    I’ve never read McKenna, but I am a Scribd subscriber and see several of her books are available there, including the McClouds & Friends series. Think that would be a good starting point if I wanted to check her out?

  3. Laura
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 14:34:21

    Ream. And his band is named Tear Asunder? I can only…, I can’t. I am wordless.

  4. Jane
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 14:34:45

    @Cap: Her “best” is Behind Closed Doors and my feeling is if you dont like that book you won’t like any of her writing.

  5. D. B. Reynolds
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 17:49:07

    The Jonathan Grave books by John Gilstrap are superb if you enjoy military/thriller type stories, which I do. Jon and his team right wrongs and rescue innocents, and we follow along.

  6. Anne
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 19:47:52

    I’m a fan of the Gilstrap books as well.

  7. delta888
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 20:48:12

    Like @IsobelCarr I read ME in print and was moved by it. The one thing that surprises me now is how respectful the press were of Hepburn’s private life. Those days are long long gone.

  8. Kaetrin
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 00:15:14

    @Jane: @Cap: I reckon her best is Out of Control – I have a bit of a thing for Davy and Margot – but that might be because it was the first novel of hers I read. I also love Hot Night. She’s definitely over the top Cap, loads of hot sex and alpha heroes who fall fairly instantly in love and are completely devoted to the heroine but if that’s your thing, when she’s on she is ON.

  9. Rissa
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 03:24:22

    Love the title of Hepburn memoir! For a lesser persona, to name one’s memoir “Me” would be all mouth and no trousers. For the pants-wearing Hepburn, it’s perfect.

  10. Karenmc
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 09:42:24

    I became a Hepburn worshiper the first time I saw Holiday. I’ve hesitated about buying Me for the same reason Jane stated, but I just clicked that buy button.

  11. pooks
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 11:11:29

    I read ME when it first came out and loved it. It fell apart. I will be picking this copy up for a reread.

  12. pooks
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 11:15:58

    Also, I haven’t read KATE REMEMBERED, but A Scott Berg is a Pulitzer-winning biographer. I’ve read some of his other work. He became a friend of Kate, and had access to a lot of her personal memoirs, and such, as I recall. Again, from memory, it seems his book was considered too adoring by some, but I don’t remember. Anyway, worth googling and checking out for Hepburn fans.

    And if anybody can rec an awesome Peter O’Toole bio I’d be in bliss.

  13. Sunita
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 19:35:56

    @pooks: Have you read his memoirs, Loitering With Intent? The first volume, about his childhood, is terrific. I haven’t read the second yet.

  14. Cap
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 14:35:18

    Thanks for the recommendations. Doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but it’s free (kinda), so I’ll give these a chapter. I’m always looking for ways to justify a subscription.

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