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Glitter Baby Susan Elizabeth PhillipsGlitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Welcome to the world of the Glitter Baby

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won’t make that easy.

Jake Koranda is both New York’s most brilliant playwright and Hollywood’s hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there’s more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur’s tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she’s fiercely determined to discover the woman she’s destined to be.

An ugly duckling who can’t believe she’s turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

Are you collecting the SEP backlist for cheap? Nobody’s Baby But Mine & This Heart of Mine are in a duology for $1.99 as well. This Heart of Mine is where Molly rapes Kevin (has sex with him while he is sleeping and imagining it is someone else).

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A Duty to the Dead by Charles ToddA Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

From the brilliantly imaginative New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes an unforgettable new character in an exceptional new series

England, 1916. Independent-minded Bess Crawford’s upbringing is far different from that of the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. Growing up in India, she learned the importance of responsibility, honor, and duty from her offi­cer father. At the outbreak of World War I, she followed in his footsteps and volunteered for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed hospital ship Britannic.

On one voyage, Bess grows fond of the young, gravely wounded Lieutenant Arthur Graham. Something rests heavily on his conscience, and to give him a little peace as he dies, she promises to deliver a message to his brother. It is some months before she can carry out this duty, and when she’s next in England, she herself is recovering from a wound.

When Bess arrives at the Graham house in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother’s last wishes with surprising indifference. Neither his mother nor his brother Timothy seems to think it has any significance. Unsettled by this, Bess is about to take her leave when sudden tragedy envelops her. She quickly discovers that fulfilling this duty to the dead has thrust her into a maelstrom of intrigue and murder that will endanger her own life and test her courage as not even war has.

This is BN’s daily deal so I assume it is a decent story because who doesn’t think that a maelstrom of intrigue and murder would be good reading?

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Hush Anne FrasierHush by Anne Frasier. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:



Hush, a RITA finalist, is a USA Today Bestselling title.

What’s your greatest fear?
It’s criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap’s job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunts her dreams more than the killer who took her son’s life sixteen years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark. Now an urgent request for help from the Chicago police has reawakened Ivy’s greatest nightmare. The Madonna Murderer has returned to fulfill his calling. This time Ivy understands the killer and will face her greatest fear to stop him from killing again.

I remember reading this when it first came out and my experience with Anne Frasier was in her other persona – Theresa Weir – so I was disappointed at the minimal amount of romance. As a suspense, it was great and I recommend reading the book with that in mind.

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Fading E.K. BlairFading by E. K. Blair. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

*Amazon Best-Selling Author*

Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing?

Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered.

The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens.

At what point do secrets become lies?

(17+) This book contains mature subject matter that is not suitable for those under the age of 17.

I’ve had my eye on this book but have waited until the price drop. Huzzah!

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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. Bethany
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 16:08:59

    I know This Heart of Mine isn’t PC at all but it was my very first SEP and it holds a dear place in my heart. Can’t seem to find the omnibus on amazon?

  2. EGS
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 16:20:47

    I was reading my way through SEP when I got to This Heart of Mine and stopped cold. Ick.

  3. cbackson
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 16:23:54

    I really hated Glitter Baby. There’s a strain of SEP’s work in which the heroes assume that the heroines, simply by virtue of being wealthy, are spoiled brats. Said heroes then treat said heroines horrifically (see: that one about the circus). I find them detestable.

  4. Krista
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 18:47:22

    I would appreciate it if someone could pass on the link for the Kindle version of SEP’s duology: Nobody’s Baby But Mine & This Heart of Mine. The goodreads link jumps out to the paperback version, and my search via Google and directly on Amazon has not been fruitful. Thanks in advance!

  5. Jane
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 18:53:53

  6. Krista
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 19:32:20

    @Jane: No problem here! Thanks for the reply!

  7. Renda
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 19:55:24

    I adore This Heart of Mine, after about the first third of it. I have it on e, hard copy and Audible. I will listen to it over and over and over again. I think it is one of the sweetest stories ever, well, the last two-thirds of it at least.

    I think Molly is suitably apologetic and admits that she was wrong, wrong, wrong.
    But once they get to the cabins, it is just a lovely story.

  8. Kaetrin
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 20:04:54

    Okay, that blurb hooked me. I bought Fading.

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