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Danger Close  by 	Lindsay McKennaDanger Close by Lindsay McKenna. $ Free

From the Jacket Copy:

Back of the Book
New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series…

Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it’s life…and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she’s trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can’t escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn’t need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival.

Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.

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Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage #1) by Brian McClellanPromise of Blood by Brian McClellan. $ 1.99

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The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it.

It’s a bloody business overthrowing a king…
Field Marshal Tamas’ coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces.
It’s up to a few…
Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail.

But when gods are involved…
Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should..

Cool cover, cool tagline. There are a few reviews (both positive and negative) that point to the author’s irritating lack of pronoun usage. Instead the author repeats the character’s names over and over when a simple s/he would have sufficed.

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Maggie’s Man by Lisa Gardner. $ 2.99

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Catch Me and The Perfect Husband…

Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for.

When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer was called for jury duty, she never expected to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he’s innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars.

Soon, Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cain’s freedom—because he just might be the kind of man she could love.

Originally published by Signet under the penname Alicia Scott.

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Sweetened with a Kiss Lexxi CallahanSweetened with a Kiss by Lexxie Callahan. $ .99 at TOMELY | $1.99 elsewhere.

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Jen Taylor has loved Stefan Sellers all her life. When he surprised her with an engagement ring, she thought all her dreams were coming true. But when she discovers Stefan has an agenda that she never even suspected, she breaks off the engagement and goes to pastry school in Paris. Now she’s back in New Orleans, and she has no intention of marrying him for all the wrong reasons. She just has to convince him that marriage is a bad idea. If only she wasn’t having so much trouble convincing herself.

Stefan Sellers has waited years to make Jen his wife so when she wanted to go to pastry school, he decided a few more months wouldn’t matter. But six months later, the girl he picks up from the airport shows very little resemblance to the quiet, sweet girl he let fly away from him. The girl that came back from Paris is wearing five inch stilettos and waving an attitude that is laying waste to everything Stefan ever thought he knew about Jen. His calm, methodical approach to life is suddenly under siege and he can’t seem to keep his hands off her.

Set in New Orleans, Sweetened with a Kiss is a slightly steamy (well, it is New Orleans afterall) contemporary romance intended for mature audiences only.

At Tomely, you can use the discount code “DearAuthor” and get a mobi and epub version of the book. LINK HERE

I remember several bloggers enjoying this one. Both Mandi and Tori from SmexyBooks liked each character, particularly the hot male character, but wished for more communication between the hero and heroine.

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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. library addict
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 12:45:04

    Maggie’s Man was originally Silhouette Intimate Moments #776.

    The other two books in the trilogy (MacNamara’s Woman and Brandon’s Bride) look to still be available from Harlequin. Only two of the three were released as Harlequin Treasury titles.

  2. Gretchen
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 06:50:11

    File under “Best laid plans…” I was intrigued by the review on Danger Close and the article on the Goodreads kerfuffle. Both came in through my newsreader feeds. I decided to buy Danger Close and specifically came to the DA site so you would reap the rewards of my purchase. Clicked on the Amazon link and WTF? The crazy thing was free. Some days you just can’t win.

  3. Jane
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 07:17:01

    @Gretchen – free is awesome/good!

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