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Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut Series) by Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Adapted for a magnificent George Roy Hill film three years later (perhaps the only film adaptation of a masterpiece which exceeds its source), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) is the now famous parable of Billy Pilgrim, a World War II veteran and POW, who has in the later stage of his life become “unstuck in time” and who experiences at will (or unwillingly) all known events of his chronology out of order and sometimes simultaneously.

Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut’s usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralmafadorians who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

The “unstuck” nature of Pilgrim’s experience may constitute an early novelistic use of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; then again, Pilgrim’s aliens may be as “real” as Dresden is real to him. Struggling to find some purpose, order or meaning to his existence and humanity’s, Pilgrim meets the beauteous and mysterious Montana Wildhack (certainly the author’s best character name), has a child with her and drifts on some supernal plane, finally, in which Kilgore Trout, the Tralmafadorians, Montana Wildhack and the ruins of Dresden do not merge but rather disperse through all planes of existence.

Slaughterhouse-Five was hugely successful, brought Vonnegut an enormous audience, was a finalist for the National Book Award and a bestseller and remains four decades later as timeless and shattering a war fiction as Catch-22, with which it stands as the two signal novels of their riotous and furious decade.

A classic.  I saw that Rosetta and Random House each had a version. The Rosetta one is the version on sale.

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Scrap Metal by Harper FoxScrap Metal by Harper Fox. $ Free at Amazon and BN

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One year ago, Nichol was working on his doctorate. Now he’s the last place he wants to be, hip deep in sheep, mud and collies on his grandfather’s farm. The last straw is the intruder he catches in the barn. His name is Cam, and it isn’t long before he’s charmed his way into Nichol’s heart. As the cold Scottish springtime melts into summer, Nichol finds himself falling in love. When tragedy strikes, Cam’s resolutely held secret is finally revealed and Nichol must face the truth. He’s given his heart away, and it’s time to pay the price.

This book was reviewed by Sunita and given a B-.  “In the end, for me, the level of angst, the cycles of hurt/comfort, the over-the-top last quarter, and the HEA that neatly wrapped everything up, were more than I could swallow. But as I said at the beginning, I can definitely see why readers love this book, and I keep coming back to the author. Fox is a genuinely unique voice in the genre.”

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THE OUTLAW by Nicole JordanThe Outlaw by Nicole Jordan. $ 1.99

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A SWEEPING WESTERN HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR NICOLE JORDAN; A ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDE BOOK

Lovers in the midst of a lawless Colorado range war, Jake McCord and Caitlin Kingsly boldly forsake their feuding families for a blazing, forbidden passion.Then Caitlin’s brother is killed by her beloved — and the beautiful hellion learns to hate the renegade she once burned for, body and soul.

“One of my all time favorite writers, Nicole Jordan delivers romance like no one else. Captivating, enticing, and irresistible, her books are always on my must buy list.”

Nicole Jordan must have reclaimed a number of her rights because she has a whole slew of releases of her backlist titles at 99c and $1.99.  I’m not sure I’ve ever read any of these older titles.  Have you?

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Confessions of an Improper Bride  A Donovan Novel      By: Jennifer HaymoreConfessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore. $ 1.99.

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TWICE TEMPTED

Serena Donovan left London six years ago, her heart broken and her reputation ruined by devilishly handsome Jonathan Dane. Now, with her family’s future in peril, she reluctantly agrees to return to England and assume her late twin’s identity. The price? Marry a man she doesn’t love and spend the rest of her days living a lie.

Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford, has become an incorrigible rake, drinking, gambling-and trying to forget Serena Donovan. Yet the moment he’s introduced to the prim and proper “Meg”, he recognizes the sensual young woman who captured his heart. Haunted by his past mistakes, he refuses to lose Serena again. But convincing her to trust him is no easy task. Claiming his lost love means exposing the truth and destroying the life Serena has sacrificed everything to rebuild. With the future of all the Donovans at stake, and their undying passion capable of triggering yet another scandal, how much will Jonathan and Serena risk for a chance at true love?

Jennifer Haymore has a new release coming out called The Duchess Hunt. (I just got it in the mail today)  I haven’t tried Haymore since the first book with the awkward love triangle. I should read that arc.

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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

One Comment

  1. cleo
    May 01, 2013 @ 19:53:48

    I got the Harper Fox – I’m a sucker for free.

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