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What to Wear to a Seduction Sari Robins What to Wear to a Seduction by Sari Robins. $1.99.

This is the third book in a series. One of the reviewers describes the book as a romp, not a book to be taken seriously. Plus, it is two individuals pretending to be in love and we know that science supports a romance like this.

From Jacket Copy:

“What does one wear to a proper seduction?”

Edwina groaned as she stared at her reflection in the tall gilded mirror. “And what now? I’m putting on the clothing simply to have it taken off.”

And why would proper Lady Edwina Ross dress to seduce “London’s Perfect Lover”? Because Prescott Devane, the notorious rogue, is the only one who can help the desperate lady with her scheme to catch a blackmailing fiend. Because no one else could play the role of a love–struck fiancé so convincingly. Because a faux engagement, secrets, the threat of scandal, and the promise of untapped passion are too tantalizing to ignore. Because, if the need arises, every woman should know what to wear to a seduction.


Flirting with Ruin by Marguerite Kaye Flirting with Ruin by Marguerite Kaye. $Free.

Because it’s free! The reviews indicated that it is very short (47 pages) and so maybe at the “free” price, the story will feel more satisfactory.

From Jacket Copy:

Lady Rosalind Rhees has dedicated her life to being as scandalous as possible—it’s the only way she can escape society’s expectations. Unfortunately, flirting with ruin hasn’t been as exciting as she’d hoped.

Until she meets Major Fraser Lennox at a country party—and gets a taste of just how delicious forbidden desire can feel? But is she daring enough to follow her heart on the strength of one sizzling night?


Anne Marie Becker Only Fear Only Fear by Anne Marie Becker. $.99.

This was originally published in 2011 but has only a few reviews.  One is from Nicole at the Bookpushers gave it four stars: All in all, I really enjoyed this debut romantic suspense and think that Becker will be a force to be reckoned with in the genre. The suspense was cutting edge, the mystery was deep and developed, the characters all insightful and engaging, and the romance was full of tension and sexiness. I would definitely recommend this book!

From Jacket Copy:

After a violent incident with a patient leaves scars on both her mind and body, psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Levine craves isolation. A radio talk show host seems to be the perfect profession, a job where she can help people from a distance while staying safe. When a strange caller begins stalking her on the air and murdering people to get her attention, Maggie realizes she can no longer close herself off from the outside world.
A personal security expert, former Secret Service Agent Ethan Townsend is no stranger to tracking down the most violent monsters of society and bringing them to justice. Still, it will take all of Ethan’s skills to protect his new assignment, the irresistible Maggie, from a man intent on teaching her the ultimate lesson in fear?.

86,000 words


Michelle Garren Flye Where the Heart Lies Where the Heart Lies by Michelle Garren Flye. $.99.

It sounds like this presents small town life, warts and all, with small town gossip providing some conflict. Plus, there isn’t anything like unrequited love, right?

From Jacket Copy:

All widowed Alicia Galloway has left of her war-hero husband are the flag that draped his coffin and his final wishes: to move to his hometown, take over the family bookstore and enjoy a simple, quiet life with their two small children. When she arrives, her husband’s best friend makes that new life anything but simple. How can she be so drawn to Liam Addison?

Liam only intended to help Alicia get settled. But one unexpected kiss awakens his long-held forbidden feelings. Soon, the town busybodies swoop in to warn Alicia away from him. Because no matter the man he’s become, he’ll never live down his reputation as town troublemaker and wolfish womanizer.

No one wants the war hero’s sweet widow and the supposedly former bad boy together. But the more everyone tries to keep them apart, the closer he and Alicia get. And the more determined Liam is to prove he’s a changed man. Will it be enough to convince Alicia to let a new love in her life?

87,000 words


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. Danielle D
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 15:31:12

    thanks for all the links!!! I love free.

  2. cecilia
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 15:49:35

    That cover for What to Wear to a Seduction looks like the old cover for Lord of Scoundrels was recycled.

  3. MaryK
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 15:59:29

    @cecilia: Yes! I was expecting a different book when I clicked through from the main page but the why didn’t register.

    I liked the Flye excerpt enough to buy it (for .99 it’s hardly not worth it) though I could do without the flashbacks to the dead husband. Maybe that’s just me being emotional though.

  4. Kaetrin
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 03:22:29

    Picked up Only Fear from Amazon. This new deals format is hell on my wallet Jane. *shakes fist*

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