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Daily Deals: Starting at the beginning, with Sara

The Cove (FBI Series #1)      by     Catherine CoulterThe Cove by Catherine Coulter. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

In this “fast-paced” (Publishers Weekly) page-turner, the daughter of a murdered high-powered lawyer seeks sanctuary in a quaint little town, only to learn she can’t escape her past-or FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich.

After starting at the end of the series yesterday, we have some book 1s. This was one of Coulter’s first forays into contemporary romantic suspense back when all my favorite authors were abandoning historicals and moving in this direction. I recall enjoying it back in the day. Whether I would like it today, I have no idea.

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Killing Sarai    J.A. RedmerskiKilling Sarai by ja redmerski. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…

I have no idea whether I will like this but I bought it. Remember last Sunday when I said I had learned to wait until books were 99c? This is one of them. I’m also including this book in today’s deals because when it was first released, I got it totally mixed up with the next book. Is that bizarre or what?

Anyway, this is the chick that wrote the Edge of Never which lots of people loved, but I couldn’t get into.

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Take Care, Sara by     Lindy ZartTake Care, Sara by Lindy Zart. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Sara Walker knows firsthand what it feels like to have your reality ripped away, scrambled, and shoved back at you in an undone puzzle where pieces are missing and nothing fits. She’s lost so much and is struggling to live and to find the strength to forgive herself for being human. With the help of Lincoln, her husband’s brother, Sara learns to heal.

Didn’t someone name the husband’s brother as a bullet proof trope? Anyway, as I was saying for the previous deal, I stumbled across this book and the one above and thought they were the same. What are the odds that the names would be Sara/Sarai and that the cover art would be the same? Again, no clue as to whether either of these books are worth it.

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Island of the Blue Dolphins      by     Scott O'DellIsland of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

This is on sale at Amazon but I had to include it because it is one of tot and my favorite books. The best part of the book is that it features a female protagonist who survives on her own for years, making friends with wild dogs and fighting off predators. It’s a marvelous story of female self reliance.

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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. leslie
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 14:24:21

    FBI Special Agent Dillon Savitch is only a minor character in The Cove. The hero is Jimmy Maitland, Savitch’s boss. The second book, The Maze is where Sherlock is introduced and the beginning of the Savitch/Sherlock series. The first 8 books are terrific…..sometimes crazy WTFery, but terrific! The Cove is good, very sinister and action packed……Sally trying to convince everyone she’s not crazy despite the evidence and Jimmy’s sideways involvement in the case makes a really good suspense story.

  2. Heather Greye
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 14:52:38

    Oh, I loved Island of the Blue Dolphins when I was a kid. Loved, loved, loved!

    It’s great to see it here as a deal.

  3. Krista
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 15:53:25

    YES! Yes. That was me! Love the husband’s brother storyline. Buying now. Win.

  4. Christine
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 19:19:27

    Island Of The Blue Dolphins is such a phenomenal book. It should be required reading for all school kids alongside all the boy centric classics like Lord Of The Flies, Red Badge Of Courage and Huckleberry Finn. It’s a completely gripping read.

  5. Maite
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 19:35:29

    Island of the Blue Dolphins is to blame for first getting me interested in survival skills. I still remember most of the stuff.
    It also taught me the “Death by Newberry Medal” warning.

  6. Jane
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 19:40:52

    @Maite: What is this “death by Newberry” you speak of?

  7. Anne
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 20:01:33

    I’m not Maite but here you go-

    Death By Newbery Medal

    I picked up Island of Blue Dolphins a couple of days ago. It seems that I’ve been buying a lot books that I remember fondly from my childhood reading.

    Thanks for posting the deals. I now have 3 of the 4 listed in my TBR folder.

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