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Daily Deals: Robin Hood redone; Thanksgiving’s Strunk and White; KA lite

Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well by Sam SiftonThanksgiving: How to Cook It Well by Sam Sifton. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:


From one of America’s finest food writers, the former restaurant critic for The New York Times, comes a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving dinner—preparing it, surviving it, and pulling it off in style.

From the planning of the meal to the washing of the last plate, Thanksgiving poses more—and more vexing—problems for the home cook than any other holiday. In this smartly written, beautifully illustrated, recipe-filled book, Sam Sifton, the Times’s resident Thanksgiving expert, delivers a message of great comfort and solace: There is no need for fear. You can cook a great meal on Thanksgiving. You can have a great time.

With strict guidelines and a respect for traditions, Sifton’s book might more aptly be called “The Elements of Thanksgiving.” It’s the culinary equivalent of Strunk and White’s classic writing guide. “The Washington Post”

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Until November by Aurora Rose ReynoldsUntil November by Aurora Rose Reynolds. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the big apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she’s allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He’s perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November fate has other plans. Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe.

Warning 18+ sexual content

I can’t recall if I reviewed this book but I remember talking about it on a podcast. It was a Kristen Ashley-esque book but one that had no relationship conflict, a guy who slept with everyone in town but was Hadrien Collider quick in falling in love with the new girl. (Hadrien Collider love is what Sarah said I should call love that is faster than insta-love). It’s not a terrible read but it needed a heavy editing hand and more development in all aspects of the story.

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The Replacement Guitarist (The Replacement Guitarist #1) by Lori TolandThe Replacement Guitarist by Lori Toland. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Blaze Shinozuka has two goals: get a job as a guitarist and lose his virginity. At an audition for a famous pop star, he draws the attention of celebrity manager Jason Stockton—and their instant attraction sends his world careening off its axis just as he is thrust into the gritty world of rock ‘n’ roll.

Straight-laced music manager Jason Stockton is always professional and never dips his pen in the company ink. But there is something about Blaze that leaves him wanting what he shouldn’t. The guitarist’s exotic beauty and compelling innocence is a temptation Jason can’t resist.

After one lie in the national media pushes them apart, Blaze must decide whether he will trust Jason, a man he shouldn’t touch, let alone love. The cutthroat, jealous world of rock ‘n’ roll, has chewed up and spit out the toughest musicians, and Blaze vows he will be the last man standing, even after the music stops.

Ms. Toland sent this to me. Thanks! It’s an m/m romance featuring a rock star and a virgin. The sequel, Home for the Holidays, is on sale for 99c too.

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Lady of the Forest by Jennifer RobersonLady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

With her king a captive and her coffers drained, England is left in turmoil during the Crusades. After the death of her father in the Holy Land, Lady Marian of Ravenskeep finds herself alone–and at the mercy of men vying for her lands and her beauty. Thrust into games of political intrigue, the sheltered knight’s daughter soon learns to trust no one. . .

Afforded a hero’s homecoming, Sir Robert of Locksley returns from the Crusades a shattered man. In a country he barely recognizes, one torn apart by treachery and betrayal, he finds in Marian a kindred soul. Their quest for justice will take them into the depths of Sherwood Forest, where the dream of a new England will be born. . .

Did I include this book before? Even if I did, I’m not sorry for the repeat. Jennifer Roberson is a great fantasy writer and her rendition of Robin Hood is fantastic. Roberson writes a really great heroine in all the books I’ve read.

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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. Angie
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 15:58:28

    I absolutely love Lady of the Forest. Made me happy to see a Jennifer Roberson book featured. She’s such a great writer.

  2. DS
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 17:16:11

    Third for Lady of the Forest. A deal at $2.99.

  3. Amir
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 23:02:51

    Until November wasn’t perfect, definitely rough around the edges but it did entertained me enough that I’m actually eagerly anticipating Until Trevor!

  4. PeggyL
    Nov 22, 2013 @ 06:27:21

    I just now received an e-mail from Kobobooks alerting another multiple use 50% off coupon code – UNLIMITED50.
    And, “Offer ends November 25.”

  5. Maite
    Nov 22, 2013 @ 10:11:38

    I don’t think I’ve seen it here (If it has been, I’m sorry for the repetition), but Fire & Frost by Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane & Jessica Sims is free at kobo with the coupon code “jansbooks”.
    until November 30.
    Here’s the full explanation:

  6. Lisa
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 09:09:15

    FYI, it’s Hadron Collider. Unless there’s an inside joke I don’t know about.

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