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Glynnis Campbell My ChampionMy Champion by Glynnis Campbell. $ .99

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From a long line of legendary warriors come three brothers to carry on the rich and powerful de Ware legacy: Duncan the Champion…Holden the Warrior…Garth the Hero…


Sir Duncan de Ware is a sworn champion of the common man and a master of disguise. So when he finds plucky maiden-in-distress Linet de Montfort facing off against a notorious pirate, noble Duncan goes undercover to come to her rescue, despite her insistence that she can take care of herself. When the pirate abducts her, Duncan and Linet are caught up in a breathless adventure of danger and romance on the high seas. And soon Linet realizes her only hope is to trust her mysterious hero—with her life and her heart.

This was originally published by Jove in 2000. On the plus side, I always felt that Campbell had a good grasp on history and managed to incorporate it well into the romance. On the minus side, My Champion has a lot of constant bickering between the characters and a lot of betrayals which isn’t my cup of tea but provides a lot of angst and drama.

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The Bane      by     Keary TaylorThe Bane by Keary Taylor. $ 2.99

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Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won’t stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.

Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn’t need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time.

Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West – one a soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind.

The Bane is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance.

Previously published as Eden, due to reader demand it has been revamped and rereleased as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy.

This appears to be self published and it is a book that was previously self published as “Eden” but has been revamped. Sounds like this both ends in a cliffhanger and has a love triangle.

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The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George SpeareThe Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare . $ 1.99

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Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier.

Elizabeth George Speare’s compelling survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s. Now with an introduction by Joseph Bruchac.

This is another award winner that tot and I loved reading. Definitely recommend at the $1.99 price point.

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Insignia S. J. KincaidInsignia by S.J. Kincaid. $ 2.99.

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“Insignia expertly combines humor with a disarming and highly realistic view of the future. The characters are real, funny, and memorable. You won’t be able to put this book down.”— Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent

The earth is in the middle of WWIII in Insignia, the first entry in S.J. Kincaid’s fast-paced sci-fi adventure trilogy. The planet’s natural resources are almost gone, and the war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning.

The salvation may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn’t seem like a hero. He’s a short fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills that make him a phenom behind the controls of the battle drones.

As a new member of the Intrasolar Forces, Tom’s life completely changes. Suddenly, he’s someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a shot at having a girlfriend. But there’s a price to pay…

The Booksmugglers wrote “This is the biggest problem with Insignia: this is a novel about a serious subject like world war and yet its plot focuses on petty little things. The fact that for most of the novel students spend their days engaging in games and playing around removes any sense of actual danger from the story. It also doesn’t help that it is nary impossible to take the Evil Corporations That Run The World or the U.S. Intrasolar Forces seriously, especially when their intelligence work is so obviously flawed. Just about any 14-year-old can hack into their systems, Tom often engages in game-play with his country’s biggest enemy, Medusa (whom he has a crush on), and nobody finds out until it is too late. It is obvious that the fact that everybody seems to be connected to the same computer systems means nothing in this world. “

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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

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