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The Tomb (Repairman Jack Series #1/ Adversary Cycle Series #2)      by     F. Paul Wilson The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:
Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn’t deal with electronic appliances–he fixes situations for people, situations that usually involve putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia’s daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

The only thing I know about F Paul Wilson is that he is a regular star in the dinner theatre extravaganza put on by Heather Graham at RT.

This is the first book in the series of Jack, The Repairman.

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Don't Breathe a Word      by     Jennifer McMahonDon’t Breathe a Word with a Special Excerpt by Jennifer McMahon. $ 3.79

From the Jacket Copy:

On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.

Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn’t fear the dark and doesn’t have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam’s hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all.

In this special, limited time edition of Don’t Breathe a Word, you’ll receive a bonus excerpt from Jennifer McMahon’s new novel, The One I Left Behind, available January 8, 2013.

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Rules of Engagement   by     Kathryn CaskieRules of Engagement by Kathryn Caskie. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

We, the undersigned, confined to spinsterhood through no fault of our own, hereby declare to guide our beloved niece Eliza Merriweather through the upcoming season and secure for her one, if not several, offers of marriage. We vow to consult the magnificent handbook Rules Of Engagement and follow its advice to the letter.

Our mission will be difficult, for Eliza is a very independent-minded young woman and a worthy adversary. Already she has hatched a scheme of her own and persuaded Magnus MacKinnon, possessor of mesmerizing silver eyes and a shockingly sexy brogue, to play the role of attentive suitor. But with our help, it is only a matter of time before their “pretend” affections blossom into the real thing.

And so we pledge to remain steadfast and to accept nothing less than complete victory: our dearest Eliza walking hand in hand down the aisle with Magnus MacKinnon.

Hmmm. Originally published in 2004, this is another light-hearted Regency romance. It has middling reviews.

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Dark Hunger      by     Rita HerronDark Hunger by Rita Herron. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

HE’S EVERYTHING SHE FEARS…
Reporter Annabelle Armstrong will go to any lengths to deliver a story, even track down Quinton Valtrez, a man she believes is a coldhearted assassin. Yet the truth about the darkly sensual Quinton is even more shocking…and the overwhelming desire he ignites is one she vows to resist.
SHE’S EVERYTHING HE CRAVES
Quinton has fought his demonic powers since he was a child. Now using his gifts for the good of national security, he can’t let himself be distracted by the beautiful, determined Annabelle. But his need for her is sudden, fierce—and could soon cost Annabelle her life. For a wicked enemy is out for vengeance, a demon who wants to draw Quinton into a life of pure evil and is willing to use Annabelle as bait. To save her, Quinton must achieve the near impossible: tame the sinister force that is both his inheritance and his curse before it claims him forever.

Racy, dark, gritty but predictable is the summary from the reviews.

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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

4 Comments

  1. Isobel Carr
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 12:56:55

    I’m not big on light Regency romps, but I remember really enjoying Rules of Engagement. The aunts were a hoot, & using a military strategy book as husband hunting guide was inspired.

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  2. FD
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 13:10:14

    The first of Laura Crum’s western equestrian themed series is free on Amazon today and through the 28th. I wholeheartedly recommend them; the author has described them as intentionally being intentionally written to emulate Dick Francis which I think she succeeded with, maybe exceeded. The mysteries are self contained, with the central character Gail McCarthy’s arc developing gradually. There is a central romance, but it doesn’t really get under way until several books in, just as a warning. As an ‘if you like’ guide, I’d say Dana Stabenow, or Julia Spencer-Fleming maybe.

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  3. Darlynne
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 13:14:56

    The Repairman Jack series is great. Wilson’s books are shelved under horror, but I’ve never understood that categorization; urban scifi makes more sense to me and even that isn’t quite right. How to describe Jack? He is an off-the-radar fixer who cares deeply for his girlfriend and her daughter. He has connections and uses them to find lost people or things, right wrongs and fight occasional monsters. The stories are dark, fast-moving and complex. I’ve read the first four and recommend them to anyone looking for something different. Definitely not romance, but definitely worth it.

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  4. Nicole
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 16:27:44

    I really like the Repairman Jack series. They’re rather action-y urban SF. I’d say if you like James Rollins, The Relic by Preston & Child, or Jeremy Robinson, you might like them.

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