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Daily Deals: The Giver by Lois Lowry and three romances $2.99...

Kobo weekend deals. These end August 20

  • Added new titles to the YA selection: 75% off Youth Fiction Titles with code percyartemis75
  • Use coupon code for select titles aug1725yz for 25% off
  • 30% off independent titles with promo code KWLsave30  (These are mostly Blake Crouch, Konrath titles with a number of Bella Andre (aka Lucy Kevin), Barbara Freethy thrown in.  No one new).


The Giver Lois Lowry The Giver by Lois Lowry. $1.99.

From Jacket Copy:

In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price.

Newberry Medal Book.


One Wrong Move Shannon McKenna Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna. $2.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Surveillance expert Seth Mackey knows everything about the women his millionaire boss Victor Lazar toys with–and tosses aside. But Lazar’s latest plaything, Raine Cameron, is different. Beautiful. Vulnerable. And innocent. Just looking at her triggers a white-hot passion Seth can barely control as night after night, he watches her on a dozen different video screens. Raine is pure temptation, but Seth can’t slip up: he’s convinced Lazar had his half-brother murdered. His secret investigation–and his life–are on the line. But then he finds out that Raine may be Lazar’s next victim…

Raine knows she’s being watched–but no one can see the secrets in her heart. She has reasons of her own to seek revenge on Victor Lazar, and she will, despite her fear–and the distracting presence of Seth Mackey. His fiercely masculine good looks and animal sensuality stir her most erotic fantasies when she’s alone…and lead her to a bold plan. Offering her body to him, surrendering totally to his ruthless desire, might well push her beyond all emotional limits–and beyond fear itself.

Mandi from Smexybooks read her first Shannon McKenna, the ARC of One Wrong Move, and is now hooked. She pointed out that this title is on sale for $2.99. It’s definitely a good price to become acquainted with McKenna’s voice. Note, price reduction may only be represented at Amazon.


When a Scot Loves a Lady Katherine Ashe When a Scot Loves a Lady by Katherine Ashe. $.99.

From Jacket Copy:

London gossips are asking: What use has society of an exclusive gentleman’s club if no gentlemen are ever seen to pass through its door?

After years as an agent of the secret Falcon Club, Lord Leam Blackwood knows it’s time to return home to Scotland. One temptation threatens his plans—Kitty Savege, who warms his blood like a dram of fine whiskey. But a dangerous enemy stands in the way of desire, and to beat this foe Leam needs Kitty’s help . . .

Kitty never wanted to spend her holidays in a wretched country village! With snow up to the windows, escape is nowhere in sight. A roguish Scottish lord, however, is. His rough brogue sends heat from Kitty’s frigid toes to her chilled nose, but she’s confident she can withstand that. What she cannot control is the reaction of her guarded heart when she discovers this beast is no beast at all . . .

I can’t recall if this is a deal I posted before, but it seemed too good of one not to mention.


Regency Pirates: Pirate Next Door by Jennifer Ashley Regency Pirates: Pirate Next Door by Jennifer Ashley. $.99.

From Jacket Copy:

This is a full-length novel of 90,000 words. The Pirate Next Door is a lively take on both the Regency and Pirate genres, with humor, spice, sexy pirates, battles at soirees, and heartwarming romance.

Mayfair, London, 1810: Alexandra Alastair, a respectable young English widow, wonders if she dare add the new viscount who’s moved in next door to her list of potential husbands.

He certainly doesn’t look like the gentlemen on her list—Grayson Finley, Viscount Stoke, is tall and sun-bronzed, muscular and blue-eyed. He wears dress so casual as to be unclothed—long coats, leather breeches, shirts without collar or cravat, and he carries pistols wherever he goes. The men who attend him are just as strange, exotic-looking, even. And the way Grayson smiles at Alexandra whenever they pass in the street—sinful, blood-warming—turns her inside out.

These are digital backlist titles being re-released by the author. In the next couple of days, I’ll be featuring all three of the Regency Pirate books. It is $.99 at B&N and $2.99 at Kobo.


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. Amber Lin
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 14:29:59

    I liked the Pirate Next Door. Also found these free Harlequins – figured they’d be good for the DA crowd:

    The Italian’s Inexperienced Mistress by Lynne Graham (Presents):
    Married by Mistake by Abby Gaines (Super Romance):
    The New Deputy in Town by B.J. Daniels (Intrigue):
    Passion to Die For by Marilyn Pappano (Romantic Suspense):
    Cowboy Dad by Cathy McDavid (American Romance):
    Hired by the Cowboy by Donna Alward (Romance):
    Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson (Kimani):
    A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight (Love Inspired):
    The Holiday by Kate Perry (Destination Love Stories):

  2. Daily Deals: Newberry Medal Winner, Romance, and Jane Austen fan fic
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 14:02:20

    […] In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. The Giver by this author was on sale a few days ago. […]

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