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Daily Deals: Marriages of convenience, killer fae, and rock stars

The Iron King by     Julie KagawaThe Iron King by Julie Kagawa. $ 1.99

From the 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.

2011 RITA Winner for Young Adult Romance

This is a well received series of books. I’ve always meant to read them but never have. Maybe this is a sign?

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A Negotiated Marriage by Noelle AdamsA Negotiated Marriage by Noelle Adams. $ .99

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Sex wasn’t supposed to be part of the deal.

Three years into a marriage of convenience, Molly’s high-powered CEO husband wants to add a new term to their marriage agreement. Sex–without any messy emotional entanglements. But weekly sex with Luke, despite their carefully negotiated terms, is likely to get messy eventually.

Content in a mutually beneficial arrangement, Molly isn’t going to fall for Luke the way she fell for an old lover, only to be crushed in the end. She vows to stay strong, no matter how much intimacy develops between them in bed. When her old lover returns, finally wanting a real relationship, Molly has the chance to give her heart to a man who will accept it.

It’s too bad she now wants to give it to her husband, who has never admitted her heart is what he wants.

This is the same author who wrote Escorted. It’s a nice little contemporary that features an already established couple realizing that they are in love with each other. It’s kind of like a Helen Bianchin novel only with a more modern feeling and slightly less angst (and shorter)

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Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition (Dark Series #1)      by     Christine FeehanDark Prince by Christine Feehan. $ .99

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Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney’s work has drained her body and spirit, and now, in need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home.

The powerful leader of the Carpathians—a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night—Mikhail Dubrinsky is engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness.

From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love.

With an additional 100 pages of new material, Christine Feehan’s magnificent tale of forbidden love mesmerizes as never before. Experience Dark Prince as it was always meant to be!

I cut my teeth on the paranormal romance genre with Christine Feehan. This is the first book in her Carpathian series. If you read it and think, “hey, X author did this before”, likely you’d be wrong. This book was originally published in 1999 and Feehan started the soul mate trend, the vampires that didn’t see color or would go insane without their mates.

I’m tempted to buy and re-read to see if I enjoyed it as much as I did when I first read it.

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir Steven TylerDoes the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Stephen Tyler. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

“I’ve been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I’ve been Cole-Portered and farmer’s-daughtered, I’ve been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I’m a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the baddest cats that am. I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I’m gonna tell ‘em all. All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear.”

The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick—and his beloved Janis Joplin—Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his “mutant twin” and legendary partner Joe Perry. In this addictively readable memoir, told in the playful, poetic voice that is uniquely his own, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning.

Tyler tells what it’s like to be a living legend and the frontman of one of the world’s most revered and infamous bands—the debauchery, the money, the notoriety, the fights, the motels and hotels, the elevators, limos, buses and jets, the rehab. He reveals the spiritual side that “gets lost behind the stereotype of the Sex Guy, the Drug Guy, the Demon of Screamin’, the Terror of the Tropicana.” And he talks about his epic romantic life and his relationship with his four children. As dazzling, bold, and out-on-the-edge as the man himself, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is an all-access backstage pass into this extraordinary showman’s life.

I read two Rock Star memoirs last year and they were both really engaging. There’s no question that Stephen Tyler’s book has to have some interesting hijinks in it.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

7 Comments

  1. Juliana Stone
    May 13, 2013 @ 14:05:59

    Jane, I think you’d really enjoy Steven’s book. I have the hardback and read it a while ago. He’s funny, has an engaging voice and well, the stories… :-)

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  2. Lisa J
    May 13, 2013 @ 14:07:48

    Couldn’t pass up the Feehan book. I’ve never read her books before and $.99 was too good a deal not to try her.

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  3. Ani Gonzalez
    May 13, 2013 @ 14:44:07

    Ah, I love the Carpathians. My favorite was Dark Fire, but Dark Prince was also fabulous. The 100 pages of new material, however, do not add to the experience. Feehan is a verbose author and she really did not need to add material to this book.

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  4. Cecelia
    May 13, 2013 @ 14:57:05

    I always enjoy these deal pages… and I’ve just snatched up A Negotiated Marriage. Thanks!

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  5. erinf1
    May 13, 2013 @ 15:16:05

    I just got an newsletter email that stated that all of Julie Anne Long’s Penyroyal Green series is on sale for $1.99 at every major e-book retailer. Discount is in anticipation of her newest upcoming.

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  6. willaful
    May 13, 2013 @ 19:24:55

    I enjoyed A Negotiated Marriage — would have enjoyed it more if it wasn’t so similar in hero/heroine dynamic to Escorted. But another excellent use of heroine-only POV.

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  7. Lada
    May 14, 2013 @ 11:14:48

    @Ani Gonzalez: I’m curious if the 100 extra pages are spread throughout or are there big additional scenes that were left out of the original. I don’t like this trend either and wonder why authors feel the need to do this. Editors are your friends!!

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