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Born in Chains Caris RoaneBorn in Chains by Caris Roane. $ 3.99

From the Jacket Copy:


Adrien is an Ancestral vampire, one of the strongest of his kind ever to exist. Scarred, tormented and extraordinarily powerful, he’s been imprisoned high in the Himalayan mountains…until a beautiful woman releases him from his chains and demands his help.


Two years ago, Lily’s home was invaded by vampires who killed her family and kidnapped her son. Now she has one mission—to get him back. And the only man who can help her is a vampire whose strength has made him legendary. But can she ally herself a creature who frightens her…and ignites her darkest needs?


As Adrien ushers Lily into his hidden vampire world, he must show her that his kind can be trusted. But when saving her son requires her to unleash a weapon that will destroy his entire race, can he say the same for her?

Google has discounted a number of romances to $3.99 including new releases like Born in Chains by Caris Roane and The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley. I bought Born in Chains a couple of weeks ago when it was released but used a coupon. Good thing or I might feel peeved right now as I haven’t read the darn thing yet.

I need to employ wish lists better and buy when I’m ready to read.

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No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days Chris Baty  No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty. $ 1.99

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Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel in—kid you not—30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep “talks,” and essential survival tips for today’s word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty. Whether it’s a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! is the ultimate guide for would-be writers (or those with writer’s block) to cultivate their creative selves.

Just it time for NANO you authors. I saw someone tweet the other day that in 2009, publishing said don’t send your NANO projects until you’ve spent months editing. Now publishing is asking for NANO projects December 1.
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Empty Net: The Assassins Series by Toni AleoEmpty Net by Toni Aleo. $ .99

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In Toni Aleo’s third novel in her hot Assassins series, the chiseled men of this Nashville hockey team can make anything happen when they go all out for the women they want—even turn a one-night stand into a happily ever after.

Audrey Parker is up against the boards. She’s stuck in a job she hates and pining for a total jerk. Meanwhile, her sister Fallon is moving out and getting married to hockey star Lucas Brooks. Where is Audrey’s Prince Charming? Nothing she does has ever seemed to be good enough for any of the men in her life. Audrey’s about to hit rock bottom . . . until she wakes up next to Tate Odder.

The thrill of moving up from the minors to the Nashville Assassins was a welcome distraction. But not even becoming the first rookie goalie to tally three shutouts in the Stanley Cup finals alleviates the pain. With the loss of his parents and sister weighing as heavily on his soul as ever, Tate Odder can’t keep pretending he’s okay. That’s when he meets smart, sexy Audrey. Her gentle warmth and quirky sense of humor make him feel whole for the first time in too long. But to stay that way forever, Tate must find a way to accept his past and learn to live for love.

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Get Well Soon by Julie HalpernGet Well Soon by Julie Halpern. $ 2.99.

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I got a better look at some of my fellow patients in this freak hole, and they all look pretty close to my age. They come up to the check-in desk to get pills. After they take them, the desk people look in their mouths to make sure they’ve swallowed. It’s like something out of The Twilight Zone. Are they going to do that to me?

Anna Bloom is depressed—so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here, she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her. But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn’t supposed to be about making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it?

PW says “The talk about kissing and playing cards could make some forget they’re reading about time spent at the loony bin, as Anna sometimes calls it, but Halpern balances these sorts of discussions with Anna’s reactions to fellow patients who hear voices or claim to worship “the Dark Lord” and to rules forbidding all physical contact. As the novel progresses, readers will get a kick out of Anna’s snarky sense of humor and her capacity for self-renewal. “
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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. Julia
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:04:55

    When I did Nano in high school (few years ago, revealing my age here, haha) we read No Plot? No Problem! and I remember it being absolutely hilarious!

  2. LeeF
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:22:14

    Not particularly interested in Empty Net and Born in Chains but the covers are interesting. Seems like they could almost be the same guy.

  3. Lindsay
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:28:33

    I hear you on wish lists, Jane — although I have been better at using them, I then have to go back and figure out WHY I put something on my wishlist and where the recommendation came from!

    My physical TBR pile is threatening to topple onto me while I sleep and I haven’t touched it in months, it’s just too easy to start the next book on my e-reader.

  4. MaryK
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:01:37

    @Lindsay: LOL, yes to all of that!

    I’m about half way through the Caris Roane story from the Dark and Dangerous (?) box set that was a deal a while back, and I think I’m hooked on the Caris Roane crack.

  5. jules
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:14:53

    No Plot? No Problem! is $1.39 at at Kobo with the unlimited use 30% off coupon they have at the moment. It says that it’s for selected but it worked on this book. The coupon is good through 10/31.

  6. Sunita
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:30:42

    I saw someone tweet the other day that in 2009, publishing said don’t send your NANO projects until you’ve spent months editing. Now publishing is asking for NANO projects December 1.

    Somewhere, an angel just had its wings ripped off.

  7. Janine
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:59:07

    Somewhere, an angel just had its wings ripped off.

    Thanks for giving me my first loud laugh of the day!

  8. Darlynne
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:45:20

    eReaderIQ just sent a notice that Rainbow Rowell’s FANGIRL is on sale at Amazon for $1.40. That price doesn’t appear to be anywhere else right now. I had to return the library CDs for this book halfway through listening, so I am thrilled to be able to buy the digital edition.

  9. Janine
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:16:09

    @Darlynne: Thanks! I bought it. And oooh, I see that Eleanor and Park is also $1.40 now!

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