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Night Hawk By: Beverly JenkinsNight Hawk by Beverly Jenkins. $ 2.99

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Outlaw.Preacher. Night Hawk. He’s had many names, but he can’t escape the past. Since Ian Vance’s beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter knows he’ll never feel love or tenderness again, so he’s made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he’s charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can’t help but feel he may still have something left to lose. Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman has always found her way out of trouble. But now there’s a vigilante mob at her back who would like nothing more than to see her hang for a crime she didn’t commit. Maggie may have to accept help for the first time in her life . . . even if it’s from the one man standing between her and freedom. As the past closes in, the sassy prisoner and toughened lawman may just find a passion between them that could bring blinding happiness . . . if they’ll let it.

The reviewers say that this is a historically accurate romance featuring two strong characters in the post Civil War era.

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Betrayed by Shadows By: Nancy GideonBetrayed by Shadows by Nancy Gideon. $ 1.99

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Balancing a criminal empire and a preternatural clan war, reluctant front man Giles St. Clair doesn’t need a problem like Brigit MacCreedy . . . How much trouble can the head-strong and manipulative Shifter beauty get into in two weeks? Plenty when her schemes range from kidnapping to fleeing the retribution of her dead lover’s relatives.

With her family’s lives on the line, Brigit is willing to do whatever it takes to save them. The only thing standing in her way is an immovable stone wall of a man she can’t bully or beguile . . . a human, no less, who has promised to protect her from the secrets and dangers she conceals.

Risking her own safety gets complicated when an honorable and annoyingly desirable man puts himself between her and her powerful enemies in a battle he can’t win in this Taming of the Shrew meets Shifter Goodfellas on the bayou tale of consequences, redemption and finding love in all the wrong places.

By any other name, it’s still By Moonlight.

We featured this deal back in September when it was a pre order. I’ve enjoyed some Gideon books in the past. She brings New Orleans to life, but I haven’t read this book and I gave up on the Moonlight series about book 3. I didn’t feel the romance was strong enough.

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America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers  by     Chuck Hagel,     Peter KaminskyAmerica: Our Next Chapter by Chuck Hagel. $ 2.99

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Senator Chuck Hagel has long been admired by his colleagues on both sides of the Senate floor for his honesty, integrity, and common-sense approach to the challenges of our times. The Los Angeles Times has praised his “bold positions on foreign policy and national security” and wondered, “What’s not to like?” In America: Our Next Chapter, Nebraska-born Hagel offers a hard-hitting examination of the current state of our nation and provides substantial, meaningful proposals that can guide America back onto the right path.

In America: Our Next Chapter, Hagel speaks the truth as he sees it—in a direct and refreshingly unvarnished manner. Basing his suggestions on thorough research and careful thought, as well as on personal insight from his years as a political insider, successful businessman, and decorated war hero, he discusses domestic issues—including the health care crisis, immigration, and Social Security and Medicare reform—and global climate change. He confronts foreign policy problems that the current administration has bungled or ignored, including China’s growing economy; control of U.S. debt; India’s and Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities; and Iran’s aggressive political, ideological, and nuclear stances. He decries the pervasive disease of third world poverty, arguing convincingly that this is where the real fight against terrorism must begin. Always true to the beliefs instilled in his childhood on the prairie, he speaks passionately about service—to one’s country and to one’s fellow citizens—as the path toward a renewed America. And, of course, he gives a candid examination of the debacle that is the Iraq War.

A staunch Republican yet a “hero to liberals” (Time), Hagel asks the tough questions and delivers straight answers to America’s most pressing problems. America: Our Next Chapter is a serious, honest, and, ultimately, optimistic look at our nation’s future, from an American original.


Apparently Hagel will be our next defense secretary so it seems apt to find out exactly what he thinks our next chapter should be.

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The Goddess Hunt Aimée CarterThe Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter. $ Free Book.

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A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld…until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades’s wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn….

A Goddess Test series ebook novella.

This is a prequel novella that sets up the The Goddess series by Aimée Carter. It can give you a taste of the writing and whether the more expensive books in the series might be worthwhile for you.

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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. Laura Florand
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:26:24

    I went to a talk by Beverly Jenkins, and it was just packed with fans who love her work. So many people brought huge bags of books from themselves and all their family members for her to sign. You could tell her books really, really speak to people. She was a great speaker, too. It was part of the Fall into Romance Festival that Jennifer Lohmann organizes.

  2. Moriah Jovan
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:33:32

    I saw the Jenkins a couple of weeks ago when Kelly added it to her GR list, so I bought it immediately.

  3. Ridley
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 15:05:10

    As if a bounty hunter named Preacher wasn’t enough, he’s also Scottish and mixed-race?

    Ugh, I’m so torn! I want to read that story wicked bad, but Jenkins isn’t my kind of writer. She tells more than she shows and has a tendency to info dump backstory.

    What to do, what to do…

  4. Isobel Carr
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 15:11:21

    @Ridley: Read and rant. You know you want to!

  5. Ridley
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 15:18:45

    @Isobel Carr: Her writing style just bores me. It’s nothing to rant about.

  6. Mari
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 16:04:07

    I have TRIED and TRIED to love Beverly Jenkins. Her premises are so interesting. But gah, can’t get through anything she’s written. The writing is pedestrian to say the least. And stupidly expository.

  7. Amy
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 00:37:22

    Has anyone else tried Nancy Gideon’s books, including the one mentioned here?

  8. Jane
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 01:51:17

    @Amy: I’ve reviewed some ( of the series but not this one. I stopped reading the series because there wasn’t enough romance in it for me.

  9. Amy
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 03:17:19

    Thanks, Jane. I missed that part of your comment from the post.

  10. Voucher Codes
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 06:32:30

    I appreciate your attention for this and many many thanks for sharing daily deals for me. I will try to bookmark it and share it to all my network.

  11. Patricia
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 18:00:07

    I have read the Moonlight series and I find all the books compelling and exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed the romance, adventure, and mystery in the steamy New Orleans setting. I totally fell for the sexy Max and his driven “mate” CeeCee, and am fascinated by the shifter mystique. Not only Max, but all Nancy’s heroes are strong, tortured and completely drool-worthy. Her heroines are feisty and independent–and often just as tortured. Nancy loves to put her characters through the fire, and brings them out the other side better, stronger, and yes, deeply in love. No romance? I beg to differ most emphatically!

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