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Daily Deals: Rockstars, vampires, tomb hunters

Rockstar Romance Boxed Set Emme RollinsRockstar Romance Boxed Set by Adriana Hunter. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

From sinfully hot guitarists to wildly aggressive, dominant heavy-metal rockers, these are the bad boys of the music industry. This special collection brings you 12 of the hottest rockstar romance stories ever told from many of your favorite authors – all for just $0.99 for a very limited time! (Regular price $9.99)

Now get a DOZEN novels and novellas all featuring deliciously naughty rock stars by the hottest New York Times, USA Today, Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestselling authors in the rock & roll romance genre all together in one amazing boxed set.

So bring your lighter and get ready to toss your panties on stage!

Warning: This special offer is available for a limited time only!

This exclusive collection features stories from popular Bestselling authors including: USA Today & NYTimes Bestsellers Emme Rollins and Aubrey Rose, Top 100 Amazon Bestsellers Arabella Quinn, Ava Lore, Clara Bayard, Dawn Steele, Karolyn James, Terry Towers, D. H. Cameron, Clare Cole, Virginia Wade, and Top 50 Barnes & Noble Bestseller Adriana Hunter.

MEETING TROUBLE by Emme Rollins (Note: This was originally published as “Happy Accident.”)
ROCK ME: WICKED by Arabella Quinn
ROCKED: DEX & BECCA by Clara Bayard
ROCK & ROLL CURVES by D. H. Cameron
CURVY GIRLS ROCK by Virginia Wade
ROCK HARD by Adriana Hunter

This TWELVE book collection of rock stars and the women who can’t resist them features stories from best-selling authors including USA Today & New York Times best-sellers. This is a deal you can’t pass up!

We like boxed sets, right?

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9781451678215_p0_v2_s260x420Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

A standalone novella introducing a new side of Half Moon Hollow—featuring a freewheeling courier and the stuffy vampire she has to transport.

Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog! And she has to do it without letting her passenger—the most persnickety, stuffy, devastatingly handsome vamp she’s ever met—drive her crazy. As she and Collin find disaster on the roads, they also find an undeniable spark between them. Could Miranda have found the perfect job and the perfect guy for her?

Is $1.99 too high for a novella in the deals page? Maybe. It gets really good reviews though and I see a lot of people recommend Molly Harper for light paranormals.

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9780062098740_p0_v5_s260x420The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Sophia Al-Maria. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

When Sophia Al-Maria’s mother sends her away from rainy Washington State to stay with her husband’s desert-dwelling Bedouin family in Qatar, she intends it to be a sort of teenage cultural boot camp. What her mother doesn’t know is that there are some things about growing up that are universal. In Qatar, Sophia is faced with a new world she’d only imagined as a child. She sets out to find her freedom, even in the most unlikely of places.

Both family saga and coming-of-age story, The Girl Who Fell to Earth takes readers from the green valleys of the Pacific Northwest to the dunes of the Arabian Gulf and on to the sprawling chaos of Cairo. Struggling to adapt to her nomadic lifestyle, Sophia is haunted by the feeling that she is perpetually in exile: hovering somewhere between two families, two cultures, and two worlds. She must make a place for herself—a complex journey that includes finding young love in the Arabian Gulf, rebellion in Cairo, and, finally, self-discovery in the mountains of Sinai.

The Girl Who Fell to Earth heralds the arrival of an electric new talent and takes us on the most personal of quests: the voyage home.

This book sounded interesting. The one five star review on BN said that this book is great and you should read it if you like “these kind of books.”

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Wedding of the Season: Abandoned at the Altar Laura Lee GuhrkeWedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Abandoned at the altar . . .

Lady Beatrix Danbury had always known she would marry William Mallory. She’d loved him forever and she’d never doubted he loved her, too. But when she made him choose between their life together or his lifelong dream, Will chose the latter . . . and left two weeks before their wedding.

Return of the duke . . .

Will has no illusions that Beatrix would welcome him back with open arms, but six years did not dim his love or desire for her. The only problem is, she’s about to marry someone else. Someone safe and predictable . . . the complete opposite of Will. But can he stop the wedding of the season and win Beatrix back, or is it just too late?

This is set in the Victorian period and the reviews are really all over the place. Most seem to put in the frustrating category because Will Mallory is a spendthrift who is obsessed with finding the tomb of King Tut who enjoys telling Beatrice what she should be doing.

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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. ms bookjunkie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:57:45

    I grabbed the Guhrke because a GR friend liked it a lot, and I liked her review. (For the TBR [TFB?]…when I need something to read. Ha!)

    Amazon shoppers, heads up! The Gold Box Deal today has the first three Virgin River (Robyn Carr) and Fatal (Marie Force) series books for $2 each. I highly recommend both.

    Also, Victoria Dahl’s Close Enough To Touch is $2 on Kindle and nook.

  2. Miss_Malapert
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:20:56

    Just want to point out that Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly is one of the Kindle Daily Deals at Amazon. It’s $1.99; normally $9.99. TWHTN is a gaslight/vampire/detective novel and one of my favorites by her. I totally recommend it! Also, Driving Mr. Dead was a fun, frothy read. Not deep, but enjoyable.

  3. Amanda
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:21:23

    I am very picky when it comes to rock star romances but 12 for .99 is extremely tempting. Not familiar with any of the authors though.

  4. Maite
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:39:25

    I read “Wedding of the Season” after enjoying Laura Lee Guhrke’s Girl-Bachelor series. Can’t remember a thing about the book, except the decision to not buy this one or the next in the series.

  5. ms bookjunkie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:54:35

    @Maite: O_o

  6. Ros
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:36:32

    I admit, I am not a fan of a boxed set, but I am almost tempted by that, if only to see what sort of romances Virginia Wade writes. Unless it’s not this Virginia Wade after all:

  7. Amanda
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:57:42

    I got Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke sometime ago because I read a review that made it sound like something I would enjoy but I never got past the first few chapters. I can’t pin point why but it just didn’t draw me in.

  8. cleo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:29:56

    FYI, Riptide Publishing is having several sales this month – it looks like the sale prices are at their site only –

    They can be a little pricey, so the sale’s nice. Frat Boy and Toppy’s on sale right now – best nerd/jock m/m NA romance ever.

  9. ElizabethN
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:31:14

    Subtract out the two book previews at the end of Driving Mr Dead and it falls at the higher end of the novella word count, approx 40,000. This is the one that hooked me on Molly Harper’s Half Moon Hollow series.

    The sad thing is that finding a novella for less than $2.99-4.99 qualifies as a deal. For example, Nalini Singh’s two upcoming novella re-releases are both priced at $2.99. For Nalini, I’d willingly pay that price even though I’ve read both stories in their original anthologies.

    If I haven’t read anything by the author or they’re not an autobuy author, I tend to look at the word and/or page count and price before I even look the blurb and reviews. I don’t even remember how many $4.99 novellas I’m tracking on erreaderIQ waiting for the price to drop.

  10. Ann G
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 21:31:28

    I’ve read Molly Harper’s first book, and really enjoyed it. I plan to read the rest of that series, but I would have to think about $1.99 for a novella. I may put it on my wish list for now.

  11. Carrie G
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 21:41:15

    I really enjoyed Driving Mr. Dead, but I listened to it on audio. I love Amanda Ronconi who so far has narrated all of Harper’s books.

  12. Kaetrin
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 01:58:44

    Driving Mr. Dead was a lot of un. I listened to the audio as well. The whole series is pretty good value I reckon.

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