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Escape to Paradise (Harlequin Kimani Romance Series #271) by Pamela YayeEscape to Paradise (Kimani Romance) by Pamela Yaye. $ 1.85

From the Jacket Copy:

Desperate to flee the breaking scandal swirling around her ex, event coordinator Claudia Jefferies flies to exotic Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. As if being pampered at an exclusive spa weren’t enough, now a drop-dead-gorgeous man is showering her with attention! But Claudia’s too smart to get seriously involved, especially with a heartbreaker like Santiago Medina. If only her heart would listen to her head.…

From the moment Santiago spots Claudia, he knows it’s more than lust at first sight. And this man is used to getting what he wants. He’ll wine and dine the stunning, soft-spoken Southerner with tropical nights of passion she’ll never forget. But once Claudia finds out who Santiago really is, can he turn a fleeting island idyll into a passionate escape to love?

This is a fairly good price drop but appears to be only at Amazon (although the book is available at all other retailers). Reviewers noted it was a sweet read.

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Scandal by Pamela BrittonScandal by Pamela Britton. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:


Rein Montgomery, the Duke of Wroxly, live as a commoner? His late uncle’s will is painfully clear: Rein must survive without his wealth or title in the meanest of London’s streets for one month, or else lose his entire fortune. Luckily, his ability to charm the ladies has never failed him anywhere, anytime. And he has his newest conquest in sight: a beguiling market girl named Anna Rose Brooks.

Anna’s heart is kind and her intelligence keen, but she’s not sure what to make of this dashing stranger lost in the rough district of St. Giles. Is he gentleman or rake? She offers him shelter for one night, but he wants thirty. She tries to keep her distance, but he tempts her to share his bed. She gives in to scandal by becoming his mistress, but he wants her soul. Anna is no fool; she knows the men who come to St. Giles do not often stay. And now she is faced with her biggest fear: that when he leaves, he will take her heart.

Word Count: 88,000 words.

One BN reviewer took exception to the lack of an actual scandal which the title promised. She was also disappointed to see the heroine lose her spark.

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The Guardian (Return of the Highlanders Series #1) by Margaret Mallory Guardian by Margaret Mallory. $2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can’t prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.

After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past . . . and claim the bride he’s long resisted.

As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas – and he won’t take no for an answer.

The reviews for this book are very strong. Mallory takes care to preserve the history in her historical romances.

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999: Twenty-nine Original Tales of Horror and Suspense by Al Sarrantonio999: Twenty-nine Original Tales of Horror and Suspense by Al Sarrantonio. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

A ward-winning writer and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers together twenty-nine original stories from masters of the macabre. From dark fantasy and pure suspense to classic horror tales of vampires and zombies, “999” showcases the extraordinary scope of fantastical fright fiction. The stories in this anthology are a relentless tour de force of fear, which will haunt you, terrify you, and keep the adrenaline rushing all through the night.

The recipient of the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology. It has over 700 pages and I suspect could keep you entertained for at least a couple of days.

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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. Brian
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 13:00:15

    Using code 621cd1be46 during checkout at Samhain will get you Drive Me Crazy by Jenna Bayley-Burke for free.

    I’m unsure how long the promo lasts.

  2. EGS
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 13:09:56

    I read the Pamela Britton book years ago. I just remember her writing being kind of odd, for lack of a better word.

  3. Anthea Lawson
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 15:37:50

    The Margaret Mallory book is missing the price above. I believe it’s 2.99. :) And what a yummy cover~

  4. Anthea Lawson
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 15:39:32

    Also, that book’s links are messed up? I tried to click through both Amazon and B&N and just got random searchiness.

  5. Amy
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 22:48:15

    I hope it’s okay to share a different kind of deal here. I’ve saved so much $ from these Daily Deals I want to share what I just learned from another board: $40 for a $50 iTunes gift card right now at Best Buy with free shipping.

  6. Jane
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 14:44:12

    @Margaret Mallory: No, don’t be red faced. I had to fix the buy links.

  7. Margaret Mallory
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 16:05:52

    LOL! Thanks again. :)


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