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The Hunter (Legend Chronicles #1)      by     Theresa MeyersThe Hunter by Theresa Meyers. $ Free

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They’re the Chosen—Winchester, Remington and Colt—brothers trained to hunt down supernatural beings using the latest steam-powered gadgetry. It’s a hard legacy to shoulder, and it’s about to get a lot more dangerous. . .

A Devil Of A Job

Colt Jackson has gotten his name on many a wanted poster with success in the family business: hunting supernaturals across the frontier. Lately, though, there’s a sulfur stink in the wind and the Darkin population is exploding. A rift in the worlds is appearing. To close it, Colt will have to do the unthinkable and work with a demon to pass arcane boundaries no human alone can cross.

Except when he summons his demon, he doesn’t get some horned monstrosity: he gets a curvy redheaded succubus named Lilly, who’s willing to make a bargain to become human again. He also gets Lilly’s secret expertise on the machinations on the dark side of the rift. And her charm and cleverness help to get them out of what his silver-loaded pistol and mechanical horse can’t. Of course, when all hell breaks loose, he might have to sacrifice his soul. But what’s adventure without a little risk?

“Meyers puts the steam in steampunk.” –Cherry Adair

Melindeeloo enjoyed the steampunk elements and the Indiana Jones feel in the last third of the story but felt it suffered from first book issues.

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Sins & Needles      by     Karina HalleSins & Needles by Karina Halle . $ .99

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To celebrate the March 12th release of On Every Street (An Artists Trilogy prequel novella #0.5 featuring the torrid love story of Ellie and Javier), Sins & Needles will be just 99 cents until March 1st. From March 1st – the 12th it will be $1.99. It will go back to full price ($2.99) after March 12th.

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Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents’ latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.

**WARNING** This book contains graphic language, sex and violence. Readers who are sensitive to sexual scenes, violence and a lot of cursing should refrain from reading this book.This is not YA or NA. 18 and above.
Look for Shooting Scars (TAT #2) coming May 13th, 2013.

This is a popular self published book that is discounted at most retailers. I’ve bought it but haven’t read it yet because it ends in a cliffhanger. Per Mandi from smexybooks, the author’s voice is great and the book is full of surprises.

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Mirror Image by     Sandra BrownMirror Image by Sandra Brown. $ 1.99

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Overview
The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn’t just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole’s face, the famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws. And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering discovery: Someone close to Tate planned to assassinate him. Now, to save Tate’s life, Avery must live another woman’s life — and risk her own…

After the crash of a Dallas-bound jet, Avery Daniels finds that plastic surgery has given her the face–and the identity–of Carole Rutledge, wife of famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge. As Avery falls in love with Tate, she is startled to discover that someone plans to assassinate him. In order to save the life of the man she loves, Avery resolves to live Carole’s life–and risk her own.

This is a re issue of a book originally published in 1990. The ebook will be delivered on the 26th of February. It is really well reviewed, having over 90 reviews on Amazon with an average of four stars. One three star review had this to say “Originally penned in 1990, Brown’s novel is one of her best early efforts and does not appear dated as some of her other early efforts. It is one of the better identity-switch novels out there (Brown mined the same field later in “The Switch”). The chemistry between the two leads is scorching and will have even the most jaded readers rooting for a happily ever after. And a nice twist as to the culprit behind the assassination plot. “

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Lamb Christopher Moore Lamb by Christopher Moore. $ 1.99.

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The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years — except Biff, the Messiah’s best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work “reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior’s pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there’s no one who loves Josh more — except maybe “Maggie,” Mary of Magdala — and Biff isn’t about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

PW says it is not one of Lamb’s better efforts “As imaginative as some of this material is, the sacrilegious aspects are far less offensive than Moore’s inability to rein in his relentless desire to titillate, and his penchant for ribald, frat-boy humor becomes more annoying as the book progresses. Moore has tapped into organized religion for laughs before, but this isn’t one of his better efforts.”

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

10 Comments

  1. cead
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 14:14:37

    “Winchester, Remington, and Colt”?

    Why do authors do this????

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  2. Annemarie
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 14:31:43

    Lamb — laughed SO HARD at this when I first read.

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  3. SeaGrace
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 14:42:06

    Now I have to go listen to John Prine’s “Jesus, The Missing Years”

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  4. Carrie G
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 14:55:43

    Mirror Image brings some interesting twists to the usual fare in romantic suspense. The reader gets to follow Avery as she literally inhabits another person’s life. In doing that, she also suffers for sins that are not her own. It’s an interesting situation. Not only that, but there’s another unusual set-up– hero that is angry, even verbally abusive (at Avery/Carole), and at the same time completely sympathetic because the reader knows he’s been badly wronged. I had fun with the psychological implications of these two situations.

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  5. Moriah Jovan
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 16:33:52

    @Annemarie:

    Lamb — laughed SO HARD at this when I first read.

    +1

    Loved it.

    But then, I have a thing for smart, sacrilegious frat-boy humor (see: DOGMA, complete with Alan Rickman being droll).

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  6. Jo
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 20:29:19

    @ Moriah Jovan. Dogma is one of my most fav movies ever, so Lamb might just be the book for me, yes?

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  7. Moriah Jovan
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 21:15:24

    @Jo: Definitely.

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  8. tripoli
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 21:29:51

    @Moriah Jovan:
    For a buck ninety-nine, it seems worth a try. :)

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  9. LeeF
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 22:18:37

    Lamb is one of those crazy, laugh out loud,gotta read this part to you kind of books. A rare book that my husband and I both enjoy.

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  10. DS
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 18:58:36

    Oh, yes, Lamb. It’s one of Amazon’s whisper sync deals. Buy the ebook on Amazon for $1.99 and then you can pick up the audible book for $9.99. I had to stop listening to Lamb on my ipod in public because I kept laughing out loud. It must be my inner frat boy.

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