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Never Stay Past Midnight Mira Lyn Kelly Never Stay Past Midnight by Mira Lyn Kelly. $2.99.

From Jacket Copy:

“You are so wrong for me.”

Levi had to agree-he was. He was leaving Chicago in a few short weeks. He didn’t do commitment-ever. But everything about this night, this girl, was so good. So right. Until at 11:59 p.m. she got out of his bed, got dressed and left!

What had he done? Things had hardly started and she was off! Yet he was bored with simpering women he couldn’t get rid of. Elise was a breath of fresh air. How was he going to find her?and get her back in his bed-for the whole night this time? It seemed Mr. Levi-and-Leave-Them might have found the one woman to leave him begging for more.?

I enjoyed this book. It’s a sexy, funny, serious contemporary done right. It reminds me a bit of an updated Harlequin Temptation with smart characters struggling with modern day believable conflicts. There is no alphahole or cowering heroine. Reviewed here.


Last Romanov Dora Levy Mossanen Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen. $Free.

From Jacket Copy:


She was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majestry. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything? If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put together the broken pieces of her own past-maybe she can hold on to the love she found. Bursting to life with the rich and glorious marvels of Imperial Russia, The Last Romanov is a magical tale of second chances and royal blood.

Book is free at Amazon and B&N.


Aleph Paulo Coelho Aleph by Paulo Coelho. $.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny.

In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him.

Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before—and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life’s inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do?

Some books are read. Aleph is lived.

Part memoir? Part fantasy? Not sure.


Sin and Scandal in England Melody Thomas Sin and Scandal in England by Melody Thomas. $1.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Succumbing to sin . . .

Bethany Munro was once madly in love with the dashing Ian Rockwell. Then Ian left on a mission for the Crown, and Bethany was forced to put her heart aside. . . until one glittering night when she spies him across a crowded ballroom, and the feelings she once felt come rushing back. But she has her secrets. . .

. . . and so does he. Sir Ian Rockwell has led a dangerous life and is now a suspect in a crime he did not commit. He never imagined the naïve girl he knew so long ago could be the beauty standing before him now, or that she would be the one who could help him prove his innocence. But in a world of glamour and intrigue, where nothing is as it seems, their perilous game of seduction soon turns into a night of sin, a night where they both discover the only thing more dangerous than passion is falling in love.

Melody Thomas is a writer that Janet enjoys. We’ve reviewed her here.

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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. Laurie
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 13:36:51

    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (mentioned in your July 31 deals post) is free today at kobo.

  2. Janine
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 15:49:57

    Re. the Coelho — I don’t understand why some novelists name their protagonists after themselves. I find it incredibly distracting when I try to read those books because I keep trying to figure out which parts of the book are autobiographical.

  3. Maili
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 17:54:36

    The cover of Sin and Scandal in England is hypnotising me. Not in a good way, though. The proportions of that woman’s figure are so off that it holds my attention like a cobra with Indiana Jones. It looks like she’s slowly sinking into the snow. Or that she has the shortest legs in England. And of course, who thought it was a good idea to be near naked in the middle of an English winter? That couple, obviously. I do like the hero’s surname, though. Pretty awesume.

    //here lies the end of my shallow moment.

  4. Kaetrin
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 20:37:15

    @Maili: I was pretty much thinking the same thing. :) It looks pretty cold outside – surely not a good place to get naked?

  5. Jane A
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 08:53:35

    I just read the excerpt to Never Stay Past Midnight on Amazon, and I have to say that with a sister like the heroine’s, who needs enemies? Manipulative family members like her set my teeth on edge. Does she appear much in the story? Because I don’t think I could handle her.

  6. Jane
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 09:07:13

    @Jane A: No, the sister drops off the dog and I think there are a couple of scenes with the sister and the heroine discussing what the heroine will do regarding the hero.

  7. Ridley
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 17:08:17

    I saw “Mira Lyn Kelly” and “$2.99” and bought it, blurb unseen. I’m sure it’s fine.

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