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9781611881493_p0_v1_s260x420The Eighth Day by Tom Avitabile. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

A chemical engineer sets in motion a horrendous explosion killing hundreds of commuters and himself.
Hollywood’s hottest sex symbol assassinates a sitting senator.

A grandmother stages a sophisticated attack on a train causing massive damage.

An airplane full of Silicon Valley’s brightest is blown up while refueling.

A series of deadly, unrelated events or the unlikely start of an insidious new terror network?

As Science Advisor to the President, William “Wild Bill” Hiccock is tasked with assembling a team to identify and stop the threat, whether homegrown or foreign. His team ? a retired Navy admiral, a wise-guy computer hacker sprung from federal prison, and his ex-wife, a leading behavioral psychologist ? must identify and destroy their elusive adversary who always seems to be a step ahead.

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2940149521531_p0_v1_s260x420Wild Rides: 10 Blazing Hot Alpha Bad Boy Biker and MC Romance Box Set by Dez Burke. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Slip into a set of leathers and climb aboard. It’s time to feel the wind in your hair and the hard rumble of a motorcycle between your legs as today’s hottest romance authors take you on 10 wild rides you’ll never forget!

Filled with Prairie Devils, Steel Infidels, Iron Tornadoes, Thunder Gypsies and other alpha bad boys on big hard bikes, this special collection brings you 10 of the hottest biker and MC romance stories ever told from the hottest New York Times, USA Today, Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestselling authors in the romance genre – all together in one amazing box set!

Safe House – Dez Burke (NYT/USAT). An outlaw biker. A gentle veterinarian. Flint knows she would never fall for a bad guy like him. Or would she?

Rage – Christa Wick (NYT/USAT). A shy waitress risks her life to save an outlaw biker from his own motorcycle club. Now they’re on the run – together.

Outlaw Kind of Love – Nicole Snow. A despicable family betrayal. A rock hard outlaw biker VP with a possessive streak. Love in the Prairie Devils MC never comes easy…

Riding Danger – Adriana Hunter (NYT/USAT). A curvy nurse finds herself caring for a motorcycle club vice-president with a shady past.

Swish – Marian Tee (NYT/USAT). Aloof bike racer billionaire does everything not to fall for a tomboyish camera-wielding college student.

Stone Cold – Olivia Rigal. A curvy student suspects the motorcycle club of her former lover to be responsible for her brother’s murder.

Fearless Curves – D. H. Cameron (NYT/USAT). A curvy, uptight lawyer learns to live fearlessly when she must defend a rowdy biker.

Worthy of the Billionaire Biker – Krista Lakes (NYT/USAT). He once saved her from a biker brawl, but now this CEO demands more of her. Much more. Will she prove herself worthy?

Bear Biker Love – Harper Ashe (USAT). He’s an Alpha bear shifter. She’s a feisty BBW. Will they take a ride with destiny?

City Girl, Country Wolf – Aubrey Rose (NYT/USAT). A curvy city girl stranded on the side of the road finds her wilder side on a motorcycle.

While I’ve read my share of Biker and MC books, I’ve read none of these. Many of the USAT/NYT notations come from the authors being in a previous box set.

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2940149174959_p0_v1_s260x420Shooter by Dahlia West. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Chris “Shooter” Sullivan has returned to his home town of Rapid City, South Dakota to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He only wants to focus on holding what’s left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father’s motorcycle gang doesn’t exist.

Hayley Turner is a young woman with her own traumatic past. Fresh off the bus from Nowhere, USA, all she wants is a job and a place to live, until it’s time for her to leave again. She doesn’t want to make friends, or enemies, least of all the ex-Army Ranger who obviously doesn’t like her. She bristles under his watchful eye. He’s even got her convinced she’s bad news.

But circumstances force two people who don’t need anyone to need each other more and more. The more Chris gets to know Hayley, the harder it is to stay detached. And the more Hayley gets to know Chris, the more she realizes she’s been alone for so long she might never recover from it.

I enjoyed this book. There were some funny parts and it was sexy and fun. I did NOT LIKE THE SECOND BOOK. I was traumatized.

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9780763671648_p0_v2_s260x420Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award

In Meg Medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school — and must discover resources she never knew she had.

One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away? In an all-too-realistic novel, Meg Medina portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.

Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award

A nuanced, heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying….Interweaving themes of identity, escapism and body image, Medina takes what could be a didactic morality tale and spins it into something beautiful: a story rich in depth and heart…Far more than just a problem novel, this book sheds light on a serious issue without ever losing sight of its craft.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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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

2 Comments

  1. Lindsay
    May 02, 2014 @ 20:29:36

    I feel bad nitpicking blurbs, but if my company has a “no more than 4 senior-level people on the same flight” rule, I can’t imagine a company that actually makes important things not having it. I mean maybe a start-up?

    Of course, we only learned about this rule while trying to plan a company skydiving trip, and while we could get around it because skydiving planes are TINY and can only seat 4 or 5 people, the whole intentionally jumping out of a plane thing wound up being the sticking point.

  2. SAO
    May 03, 2014 @ 00:10:24

    They could be all high level people from different companies heading the the same conference, not a stretch, given that if there was some must-be-there conference in an exotic location with not so many flights, a large number might be on the same flight from the same airport.

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