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9780142181065_p0_v1_s260x420Omens: A Cainsville Novel by Kelley Armstrong. $ 2.99

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong introduces a chilling new world

Kelley Armstrong has been a dominant presence on the New York Times bestseller lists for more than a decade. And while her devoted fans flock to each new book, the Cainsville series is sure to attract an even broader readership. In Omens, Olivia Taylor-Jones is shattered to learn that she’s adopted. Her biological parents? Notorious serial killers. On a quest to learn more about her past, Olivia lands in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois. As she draws on long-hidden abilities, Olivia begins to realize that there are dark secrets in Cainsville—and powers lurking in the shadows.

I’ve hardly ever read an Armstrong book I didn’t like. Even if I was vaguely unsatisfied with an ending or resolution, her work always captivates me.

PW writes “On the run from reporters, she makes her way to Cainsville, Ill., an isolated and peculiar small town decorated—or perhaps protected—by numerous gargoyles and populated by inhabitants among whom Olivia’s blossoming visions are not extraordinary. Gabriel Walsh, the former lawyer for Pamela Larsen, hunts down Olivia with a business proposition and offers to prepare her to visit Pamela in prison. His commanding presence exudes danger and intrigue, and he and Olivia become enmeshed in a harrowing investigation that may prove the Larsens’ innocence. The fantasy elements take a backseat to the mystery, and by book’s end little is known about the world Armstrong is constructing”

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9780812970418_p0_v1_s260x420The American Revolution: A History (Modern Library Chronicles) by Gordon S. Wood. $

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A magnificent account of the revolution in arms and consciousness that gave birth to the American republic.

When Abraham Lincoln sought to define the significance of the United States, he naturally looked back to the American Revolution. He knew that the Revolution not only had legally created the United States, but also had produced all of the great hopes and values of the American people. Our noblest ideals and aspirations-our commitments to freedom, constitutionalism, the well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the Revolutionary era. Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty. The Revolution, in short, gave birth to whatever sense of nationhood and national purpose Americans have had.

No doubt the story is a dramatic one: Thirteen insignificant colonies three thousand miles from the centers of Western civilization fought off British rule to become, in fewer than three decades, a huge, sprawling, rambunctious republic of nearly four million citizens. But the history of the American Revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn. It is a complicated and at times ironic story that needs to be explained and understood, not blindly celebrated or condemned. How did this great revolution come about? What was its character? What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer. That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft.

“Wood is the preeminent historian of the Revolution. . . . Here . . . he manages to boil down to its essence this crucial period in the country’s history without in the process reducing it to History Lite. . . . His account of the emergence and development of rank-and-file political opinion is especially provocative and informative, but then so is just about everything else in this remarkable, invaluable book.” —The Washington Post Book World

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9780380758890_p0_v1_s260x420Green Eyes by Karen Robards. $ .99

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Anna Traverne will never forget that evening back in England when a bold intruder stole into her chambers — a dark and daring jewel thief who came for treasures and inflamed her passions with a brazen caress. She thwarted the dashing rogue then. But now Julian Chase has followed her halfway around the world. Julian has come to take what he believes is rightfully his. And he has vowed to have his tender, sensuous revenge on the enchanting, silver-blond angel who robbed him of his birthright … and purloined his heart in a single, unparalleled moment.

Back by popular demand from the bestselling author of Morning Song and Maggy’s Child comes this romance novel. Reissue.

This is a historical originally published in 1991. PW had this to say about it “Robards’s ( Morning Song ) superficial understanding of 19th-century Ceylon, as evidenced by her treatment of this sect, undermines her story. “

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HOT+ALPHA+SEALSHot Alpha SEALs: Military Romance Megaset by Delilah Devlin. $ .99.

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12 New York Times, USA Today or Award-winning bestselling Hot Alpha Authors brings you this Military Romance Megaset for your reading pleasure:

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth — Jessa Grainger’s world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn’t be a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man make the situation very sticky.

NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson —When navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy, it makes SEAL Jon Rudnick question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can’t get out of his head.

HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees — SEAL Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate…until they’re thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not.

DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber — Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group’s Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself.

WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin — Deke Warrick’s unsanctioned detail is to keep tabs on a congressman’s niece while she vacations in the Caribbean. He’s determined to keep his distance, from the beautiful Nicky Martir—until she’s snatched from their hotel room.

SEAL’S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James — Mission: Halt pirate activities off the coast of Honduras. SEAL TEAM 10’s Jack Fischer goes undercover as a deck hand on a medical boat where he finds himself falling for the dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades.

The SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low — Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. When her opportunity comes during a party, she finds another kind of SEAL, Angel Marcello.

UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden — Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, until he no longer knows what’s real. Lacey Adams knows she can’t save all of her cases, but can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL?

MISTER BLACK by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle —He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.

STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York —When Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s meets Lily Wilson—a senator’s daughter who is definitely off-limits—he’s determined to keep his distance, despite her irresistible allure. But Lily has plans of her own…to put his heart of stone to the test.

SEAL’S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton —Navy SEAL T.J. Talbot, SEAL Team 3’s bad boy, makes a deathbed promise to protect and care for his fallen buddy’s wife and child. The only problem is, she hates him.

BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor — Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she’s also pregnant, stretching their marriage to the breaking point.

I’m interested in Teresa Reasor’s book. I’ve heard some good things about her.

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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. Bzangl
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 14:33:47

    Elizabeth Boyle’s – the Miss Ran Away with the Rake is now on sale at BN for $1.99

  2. JL
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 19:59:22

    I’m a big fan of Kelley Armstrong, too, yet I was still surprised how much I liked Omens. It had a nice slow burn to the mystery that drew me in.

  3. Sandra
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 20:01:49

    None of the BN links are working….

  4. Jane
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 20:02:47

    @Sandra: Thanks. I’ll look into that. Not sure what happened today.

  5. Sally Fryman Wagoner
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 10:34:35

    Hot Alpha Seals, I’m in! I’ve read 4 of the books in that megaset and they were awesome!

  6. Teresa Reasor
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:15:15

    @Sally Fryman Wagoner: Thank you so much for mentioning me on the listing! Teresa R.

  7. Sabrina York
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:17:37

    Thank you so much for featuring Hot Alpha SEALs! What a fun magaset. I am so thrilled to be included in this lineup with superstars like Teresa Reasor!

  8. Teresa Reasor
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:28:13

    @Teresa Reasor:Sorry Sally that was supposed to go to Jane. And Thank you for reading the stories in our anthology. I’m so glad you’re enjoying them!!
    Teresa R.

  9. Rhonda Jones
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 18:54:38

    I cannot wait to read Hot Aloha Seals, particularly Sabrina York’s story! Hoorah

  10. erinf1
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 23:06:59

    everyone… go and buy Hot Alpha Seals *right the frick now* I started w/ Teresa’s story, Breaking Ties, b/c of Jane’s mention (I had preordered the set b/c of a mention on another blog and for 0.99 it was impossible to pass up) and it brought me to tears. I’ve been moved to tears only about 2 or 3 times before by a book and I’ve read hundreds. This is my lame attempt to tell you all how awesomely amazing and emotional that story was. It was a perfect novella… and now I have to stop and take a breath and I’m so excited to get started on the other stories. I’m going to splurge on the rest of Teresa’s seal series and I’m not planning on coming back up for air until I’ve glommed them all. :)

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