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Twice Tempted: A Night Prince Novel, Book 2 Jeaniene FrostTwice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . .

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her,and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity . . .

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust–the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other, or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity . . .

Hopefully you bought the first one on sale and then didn’t pick the new one up yet because it’s for sale now. I didn’t love it but it’s entertaining.

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Old Man's War      by     John ScalziOld Man’s War by John Scalzi. $ 2.99 Amazon | Google Play

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John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place.

So: we fight. To defend Earth (a target for our new enemies, should we let them get close enough) and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has gone on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity’s resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force, which shields the home planet from too much knowledge of the situation. What’s known to everybody is that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don’t want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You’ll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You’ll serve your time at the front. And if you survive, you’ll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.

John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine-and what he will become is far stranger.

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

This is Scalzi’s debut book and had a ton of really good reviews.

“Gripping and surpassingly original. It’s Starship Troopers without the lectures. It’s The Forever War with better sex. It’s funny, it’s sad, and it’s true.”

—Cory Doctorow

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The Witness Sandra BrownThe Witness by Sandra Brown. $ 1.99

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Overview
The best public defender in Prosper, Kendall has stumbled upon the town’s chilling secret – and her marriage to one of the town’s most powerful men has become a living hell. Now Kendall is a terrified mother trying to save her child’s life.

The 16-time New York Times bestselling superstar presents her new blockbuster–a suspenseful tale of deception, passion, and murder. A brave young woman risks her own life and that of her unborn child to turn state’s witness against her white supremacist ex-husband and father-in-law.

This is a pre-order with the release date set for June 25, 2013. The price reduction is likely to push her up the lists for the release. Who cares, though, right? It’s on sale.

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More Than This  Shannyn SchroederMore Than This by Shannyn Schroeder. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

When a lonely teacher teams up with a handsome bartender for some outrageous acts, they both get more than they bargained for . . .

Learning her ex-husband is going to be a father, Quinn Adams is determined to have a baby of her own-without the partnership of a man. But her sister and friends believe she needs to focus on herself first, and step out of her comfort zone by completing a list of adventures. Challenge number one is to go on five dates within two weeks. After a few disastrous attempts, Quinn’s ready to give up-until sexy bartender Ryan O’Leary offers his assistance.

Ryan has always been the dependable one in his family, often at his expense. But lately, he’s been longing for a life-and a woman-of his own. The woman he has in mind is Quinn. Though it seems all she wants is friendship, Ryan can’t ignore the explosive chemistry he feels between them. In the hopes of becoming closer, Ryan offers to help out with Quinn’s list. But when she asks him for a serious favor, he’s afraid it will jeopardize his chance to become more than friends.

102,100 Words

I’ve never heard of this author before but the blurb makes it seem like it is up my alley. There are only a few reviews and ratings for it but one 3.5 star review says it’s lighthearted and easy to read. Another said it reminded her of an 80s series romance (those were fairly good though).

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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

8 Comments

  1. Amanda
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 14:06:33

    I read the Sandra Brown book years ago (I went on a short spree of Sandra Brown stories). I remember enjoying it at the time, but I’ve never felt compelled to re-read it. There’s a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming, though, and I love me a good twist.

  2. sula
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 14:16:51

    Love me some Jeaniene Frost! Shame I already have this book and can’t benefit from the price drop. Oh well. Maybe I’ll just go listen to my audiobook version of it to console myself.

    I’ve never read Scalzi’s actual published work but totally dig his blog.

  3. carmen webster buxton
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 14:22:33

    The Scalzi book is pretty good! He has some cool ideas and he has the writing chops to flesh out the characters and their relationships. No cardboard characters here!

  4. ruth
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 14:32:21

    N. K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon is on sale for $2.99. I’ve heard good things about it, maybe even here.

  5. Isobel Carr
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 16:41:31

    “The Forever War with better sex”? I am SO in! TFW is one of my all-time favorite books.

  6. Carolyne
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 16:48:18

    I generally like NK Jemisin. Sometimes they sag in the middle, then something rips through the story like a lightning bolt that makes it all worthwhile.

    Hmm. I think I may be a fan :)

  7. Joanna
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 21:42:40

    Scalzi is awesome, if you haven’t tried him this is a great place to start – especially at this price!

  8. Kaetrin
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 22:58:57

    Ok, I bought the Schroeder – looks like fun.

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