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Daily Deals: Discounted Nooks; Historical, YA and Fantasy

The Nook tablets are getting a price cut. Nate at The Digital Reader attributes this to the low priced Nexus 7. Why buy a Nook when you can get a higher powered uncrippled tablet for the same price?

Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen. $1.99.

From Jacket Copy:

No man can outsmart him…

Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of England’s most preeminent spies, an identity so clandestine even his wife is unaware of it. But he isn’t the only one with secrets…

She’s been outsmarting him for years…

Now that the Napoleonic wars have come to an end, daring secret agent Lady Sophia Smythe can hardly bear the thought of returning home to her tedious husband. Until she discovers in the dark of night that he’s not who she thinks he is after all…

I think this book has been discounted on and off for a couple of years. I bought my copy back in September of 2011 according to my Amazon records.


The Iron King Series: Iron Fey , Book 1 By: Julie Kagawa The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. $3.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Book 1 in the Iron Fey series. It is 3.99 at Amazon and $4.50 at BN. I’ve always wanted to read this series.


Reap the East Wind Glen Cook Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook. $Free.

From Jacket Copy:

It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe’s new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne — under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer’s son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots in his council and a suicide attack of two million Matayangans on his border. But in the desert beyond the Dread Empire, a young victim of the Great War becomes the Deliverer of an eons-forgotten god, chosen to lead the legions of the dead. And the power of his vengeance will make a world’s schemes as petty as dust, blown wild in the horror that rides the east wind.

This volume marks the beginning of the end. Reap the East Wind is the first step on the road to the long-delayed final chapter of Glen Cook’s legendary Dread Empire series.

I’m not sure what the blurb means when it says it is the beginning of the end and the start of the long-delayed final chapter. Nonetheless, it is free at BN (through today I believe) and $1.99 at Amazon.


Too Scandalous to Wed Alexandra Benedict Too Scandalous to Wed by Alexandra Benedict. $1.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Unwilling to taint any woman with the terrible secret hidden in his heart, Sebastian, Viscount Ravenswood, has sworn never to marry. Luckily, whimsical Henrietta Ashby was never much of a temptation for the devilishly handsome rogue—until now. Suddenly, Henrietta has learned to seduce him with a bewitching charm . . . and clandestine midnight kisses.

Henrietta would go to any lengths to catch the eye of the man she’s long loved from afar—even seeking the help of the most notorious courtesan in England! But as Sebastian’s secret follows them from the ballroom to the boudoir, and his diabolical enemy plots revenge, will Henrietta risk her life to offer him a passionate redemption . . . or will he prove to be too scandalous to wed?

According to the reviews, Seb’s terrible secret is his prediletion for kink and Henrietta lives in a brothel but doesn’t realize it despite the naked bodies, naughty pictures, and sexual activities in her residence. I almost want to read it for those two reasons.


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. Elyssa
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 15:22:20

    I just bought THE IRON KING; I, too, have heard really good things about this book. I’m always a little wary on reading fae/fairies, especially if they’re inspired by Shakespeare’s play, but I’m willing to give this one a shot. Plus, I believe THE IRON KING has some steampunk qualities to it, so that interests me. But . . . is it bad to admit I also stayed away from buying it before because the price was $6.66? lol

  2. brandy
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 17:20:26

    The Galen title (and the Amelia Grey title from yesterday) can be purchased at the Sourcebooks DANL site for 99¢. Members get 40% off of the sale price, too!

    Jane– They’ve just announced an affiliate program! :)

  3. Lynn S.
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 20:33:39

    If the Alexandra Benedict were free, I’d say go for it. I’m probably over thinking this, but if the heroine lives in a brothel wouldn’t she be the one Too Scandalous to Wed? After all, a kinky viscount who isn’t really kinky is somewhat a given and wouldn’t even sweeten a cup of tea.

  4. Meoskop
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 02:23:55

    In the Benedict book she doesn’t live in a brothel, but she does seek out a madam (as you do, of course) and later she is taken to said establishment, I believe by the hero. It’s high camp. Also bad.

    My tween adores The Iron Fey series.

  5. Jen
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 09:43:09

    I enjoyed Lord & Lady Spy when I picked it up at a deal several months ago. I remember it being rather silly, but well-written and fun, with some good action/adventure.

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