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The Raven Boys      by     Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. $ 2.99

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An all-new series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them-not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all-family money, good looks, devoted friends-but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys:

To me, Stiefvater will always be the author who said she didn’t like romance but loved Twilight which made me laugh and laugh and laugh. I have heard her books are quite entertaining and, LOL, fit very traditional romance tropes.

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How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days  10 Days  Saranna DeWylde How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde. $ Free at BN / $2.99

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Grace does. Shes got more demon than she can saddle. In fact, shes got a sinfully sexy Crown Prince of Hell named Caspian. Shes also got ten days to get rid of him or Bad Things shall ensue. See, her Russian mobster ex-boyfriend didnt take kindly to her smutty Mephistophelean contract. Its not that shes conspiring with fiends; that was his idea. Its that shes conspiring against him with outrageous devilry that runs the gamut from embarrassing to a dead hooker turned dominatrix demon gunning for his soul.

One should never trust demons, let alone shag them. They dont have hearts. Yet Grace is buying hers some slightly tarnished armor and hoping that once hes been shoveled into it, kicking and screaming, hell find its just his size. This damsel in distress needs a dark knight for a Happily Ever After.

Grace + Caspian = LOL demonic lovin fun!
Dakota Cassidy, author of The Accidental Series

It’s free at B&N and Apple. Who can resist free?

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How Beauty Saved the Beast  by  Jax GarrenHow Beauty Saved the Beast by Jax Garron. $ 2.99

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Book two of Tales of the Underlight

Jolie Benoit left her old life behind to become an agent of the Underlight. Training under Sergeant Wesley Haukon, she’s honing her combat skills, all the while coping with the intense sexual attraction she feels for Hauk. She keeps their friendship casual, but when his high school sweetheart transfers into their division, Jolie finds herself grappling with jealousy.

The Underlight gave Hauk a purpose, but he can’t escape his past completely. The physical and emotional scars from the fire that killed seven fellow Army Rangers will mark him forever. Jolie sends his protective instincts into overdrive, but he’s convinced he’ll never be worthy of her love.

Hauk is determined to keep Jolie from harm. But when the Order of Ananke ambushes them with a new weapon that neutralizes Hauk, making him vulnerable, it’s Jolie who must tap into her hidden strengths to rescue him—or risk losing him forever?

Sequel to How Beauty Met the Beast.

52,000 words

The first book is only $1.99 which means you can have the two books for under the cost of a full priced book. Plus, I liked the sound of the blurb. I bought it.

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Ravished by a Highlander (Children of the Mist Series #1)      by     Paula QuinnRavished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn. $ 2.99.

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Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she’s been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown’s most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal—and a bold rescue—land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.


As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he’s not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire…and desperate for more. With Davina’s secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can’t live without.


I kind of loved this review at Goodreads: “At first I was a little squeamish about seeing Robert as a fully grown and drool-worthy man. In the book I read before this he was a baby hanging on his mother’s hip. I never had gotten the chance to see him as a grown up before, so I almost felt a bit “cougarish” reading about his rippling muscles and his low-hanging kilt. But, being the great author she is, Paula Quinn helped me overcome my awkwardness. I will say that I loved that she still gave Robert moments of panic at the thought of his father disapproving of his actions. Good to see Callum is still a force to be reckoned with, even to his own sons. “

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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. willaful
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 14:07:25

    Although Shiver seemed extremely Twilight derivative and meh to me, I thought The Raven Boys was original and very well written — with the caveat that I listened to the audiobook in both cases.

  2. msaggie
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 00:42:32

    Thanks for posting the deal on Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys. I read it on Angie at Angieville’s recommendation and it is absolutely riveting. Much better than Twilight, IMHO. But spooky and not yet a romance (although there is a hint that there will be some romance in the future). Highly recommended!

  3. elle
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 23:42:33

    Stievfater said she loved Twilight???? Somehow I can’t imagine. I absolutely loved The Scorpio Races, and will give Raven Boys a try sometime.

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