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Torn: Book 1 in the Torn Series by K.A. RobinsonTorn: Book 1 in the Torn Series by K.A. Robinson. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Two people with battered souls are thrust together unexpectedly, leaving a profound impact on each other’s lives.

Chloe hasn’t had the easiest childhood. With a mother who was absent most of the time, she practically had to raise herself. Determined to start a new life and leave her demons behind, she heads to West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan. On the first day of classes, she spots a student who takes her breath away. Drake is a pierced, tattooed bad boy, and no matter how hard she tries to fight it, he’s all she can think about.

Drake has never cared about anyone other than himself, but when Chloe grabs the empty seat next to him in class, he is instantly drawn to her. Drake is left wondering whether this girl can take his cold, womanizing heart and alter him forever.

Developing feelings for each other was never a part of their plan, and when it happens, things do anything but fall into place. Long-hidden emotions are revealed and friendships are tested to the brink as Chloe and Drake become helplessly entwined in each other’s love.

The first two books in this series – Torn and Twisted – are on sale for $1.99 each. Has anyone read it? The three star reviews were conflicted and focused on three things – Chloe, cheating, and the love triangle.

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The Lost: Celestial Blues Book Two by Vicki PetterssonThe Lost: Celestial Blues Book Two by Vicki Pettersson. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Griffin Shaw and his wife were both murdered fifty years ago. Nowa minor angel, Grif’s been granted permission to solve the mysteryof his own death . . . if he helps the Pure angels guide those soulswho might otherwise be Lost.

Souls like Jeap Yang, a drug addict in his final moments of life.Grif knows that death is coming, but he cannot intervene. However,Grif’s mortal lover, reporter Katherine “Kit” Craig, isn’t constrainedby angelic protocol. If she can stop a death, she will.

But as Kit is about to find out, there are things more traumaticand evil than murder. A strange new drug is literally eating tweakers’flesh from their bones, and Kit’s crusade to get it off the streets is set topropel her and Grif into a battle with a vicious drug cartel. They’ll haveto scramble to stay alive, stay together, and choose their own fate . . .before it’s chosen for them.

Sure it’s book 2 but at some point, book 1 will be on sale for .99 and you’ll have book 2 tucked away. At least that’s how my brain works.

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Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:


England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall is “a darkly brilliant reimagining of life under Henry VIII. . . . Magnificent.” (The Boston Globe).

2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner- Fiction!
2009 Man Booker Prize Winner!

In a continuation with how my brain works, my internal decision maker is telling me to buy this book because even though I’m not likely to read it, someday, when I’m like 70 and retired and doing nothing with my life but sitting in my rocker drinking sweet tea, I’ll have this book and I’ll be able to tick one more book off my bucket list. (The bucket is more like a well at this point. An endless, cavernous well).

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Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Nora RobertsDark Witch by Nora Roberts. $ 2.99 at AMZN | Google Play.

From the Jacket Copy:

First in the all-new Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love?

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.


County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Google is being really aggressive in discounting right now. Go Google. This book was on sale before for 3.99 or something like that.

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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. Azucena Rodriguez
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 14:06:15

    In regards to The Lost, I had actually bought the first book back in July of last year because it was on discount for $2.99 and since my mind works exactly like yours, I just waited and waited for the second book to go on sale. Yey!

    But yes, I have many books 2 or 3 waiting for the book 1 to go on sale…

  2. AlexaB
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 14:15:23

    I loved Wolf Hall, even if the second person narration got on my nerves from time to time. And to show that your brain is smart when it comes to reasoning about buying the second book in anticipation of the first going on sale, the sequel to Wolf Hall – Bring Up the Bodies – was a featured deal on this site some time ago. Now I have both in e-format! And another paper book can leave my overcrowded shelves and join the donate pile…

  3. Lexie C.
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 14:32:46

    I could have sworn I had seen the first book, The Taken, on here for the deals listed for free last year (I mean that’s when I got it, back in March?), but maybe not.

    But yes! I wanted to read this one…

  4. Brian
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 15:10:41

  5. Lynnd
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 17:39:29

    @Jane: I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Wolf Hall. I picked it up for a “some day I will read this” book and ended up reading it during one of my many periods of reading slump last year. I found it very engaging. I have yet to pick up the sequel – I don’t think it has been on sale up here in the Great White North yet.

  6. JB Hunt
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 18:38:45

    Wolf Hall is one of the best books I’ve read in a decade. Just stunning – compelling characters, intense plot/court intrigue, provocative ideas, a super-interesting “hero,” and moments of incredible intimacy. It’s beautifully crafted, but it’s also a page-turner. The perfect combination!

  7. pooks
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 20:34:55

    I’ve been wanting to read Wolf Hall since it was new but never got around to it. Thanks for the heads up.

  8. Becky
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 21:38:09

    I tried listening to Wolf Hall but had a hard time of it–hopefully it was just the narrator. I think I’ll pick up the ebook and try again sometime, because really, it sounds like just my cup of tea!

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