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51Bz+Z6ARFL._SX300_Bite Me (The Pride Series) by Shelly Laurenston. $ 2.99 at AMZN | Google

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Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots.When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life’s irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad’s untimely and unexplained demise.

That’s where Vic Barinov comes in–or his house does. Vic can’t step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he’ll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge…

This was definitely not my favorite Laurenston; however, unlike the last one which I felt focused too much on the family members, this one was more solidly about the main couple. But the attraction wasn’t as visceral for me between Vic and Livy. Still, at $2.99 it’s a great price to add to your Laurenston collection.

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A Lot Like Love (FBI/U.S. Attorney)  by Julie JamesA Lot Like Love by Julie James. $ .99

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The FBI wants her cooperation.

As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fund-raiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau.

Agent McCall just wants her.

As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment—one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more…

Really enjoyed this book. It is definitely worth the .99c.

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The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers On The Moors)The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers On The Moors) by Sarah E. Ladd. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She’ll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father—a sea captain she’s never met.

When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.

Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she’s forced to examine her soul and face her one weakness: pride.

Graham’s strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own discipline. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.

Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them.

It’s Christian fiction but possibly intriguing.

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To Take This Lord (Brides of Bath Book 4) by Cheryl BolenTo Take This Lord by Cheryl Bolen. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

To Take This Lord
Brides of Bath, Book 4
(Previously published in mass market paperback as An Improper Proposal)
Regency Romance – Historical
Sensuality Level: Hot
Approximate word count: 82,000

For the sake of his children, spinster Sally Spencer agrees to marry in name only the widower, Viscount Sedgewick, whom she’s always loved.

I don’t remember a Bolen book ever being hot.

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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. JPeK
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 12:51:27

    I agree with your reaction to Laurenston’s /Bite Me/: not my favorite in the set of books, but a great deal nonetheless. It had its moments, to be sure. I think I just the bar higher for her because in general I get a kick out the personality found in her shifter characters & the humorous dialogue between MCs, by and large.

    I also wanted to mention that I just found a deal on Amazon (link below) for a collection of 4 stories (they seem to be on the shorter side, length-wise; Amazon estimates 324 pages total) by 4 popular m/m romance authors, including Josh Lanyon’s /Icecapade/. Only $0.99! I checked out the ratings for the first two (Lanyon’s & L.B. Gregg’s /Men of Smithfield: Mark & Tony/)–I was too lazy to look at all 4–and they both had pretty high reviews.

  2. cleo
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 13:56:19

    @JPek – thanks for the heads up. I’ve read Icecapade but not the others. Iirc, I liked Icecapade, but didn’t think it was Lanyon’s best. It’s a novella – it was part of a Carina holiday anthology one year). SarahF may have reviewed it here).

  3. Darlynne
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 15:30:28

    Emma Jameson’s trio (ICE BLUE, BLUE MURDER, SOMETHING BLUE) of Lord and Lady Hetheridge mysteries is on sale at Amazon for .99. Kelly at Insta-Love Book Reviews introduced me to these books and I add my gleeful squee to hers. I already own all three titles, but would by them again at this price.

  4. Darlynne
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 15:31:06

    I would BUY them again at this price. *sigh*

  5. Kim W
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 23:59:40

    @JPeK: the LB Gregg story in that anthology is really good. I liked all the stories in her Men of Smithfield series. Great price for these books. I paid full price for two of them as standalones.

  6. JPeK
    Jun 22, 2014 @ 08:15:25

    @Kim W: Awesome! I’ll move the collection up my giant TBR list. I’ve read a novella by Gregg before, but never any of her books from this series. I’m excited that I can sample one without having to pay a lot (though it’s so good to hear that they’re worth it if I buy the others). Thanks!

    And, cleo, you are correct! I did a quick search, & Sarah F gave that particular story a B. :)

  7. MrsJoseph
    Jun 22, 2014 @ 20:26:08

    I really enjoyed A Lot Like Love! I have to admit to being a little perturbed at paying full price…but I did buy the hardcopy.

    I had to give up on the Pride series. Is she EVER going to go back to her The Gathering series??! That’s what I’m really interested in.

  8. di
    Jun 23, 2014 @ 14:32:32

    @MrsJoseph: She is currently working on a reboot of The Gathering series–same world and mythology, but not a direct continuation from Hunting Season.

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