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Good Girl Gone PlaidGood Girl Gone Plaid by Shelli Stevens. $ FREE

From the Jacket Copy:

Falling for the bad boy is even more dangerous the second time around.

The McLaughlins, Book 1

In high school Sarah fell for her best friend’s older brother–one of the sexy, Scottish McLaughlin boys. But a painful betrayal showed her she’d been a fool to give her heart to a bad boy. At least it made it easier to leave him and move halfway around the world when her Navy dad got stationed in Japan.

Eleven years later, the death of her grandmother has forced Sarah back to Whidbey Island for a month. It’s the length of time she must stay in her inherited house before she’s allowed to sell it, take the money and run. But when she sees Ian, bad as ever and still looking like sin on a stick, she can’t keep her mouth from watering.

One look at Sarah stirs up the regret lingering in Ian’s heart–and never-forgotten desire lingering in his body. He should walk away, especially since divorced single mothers aren’t his style. But when she starts showing up at his family’s pub, he can’t resist a little casual seduction for old time’s sake.

One thing quickly becomes clear, though. The heat between them is causing an avalanche of secrets and betrayal and nothing will ever be the same.

Warning: A bad-boy hero who’s good with his hands, a heroine who’s trying to be good. Contains liberal consumption of Scotch whisky, a Highland Games competition, men in kilts wielding large poles, and a potential Sarah McLaughlin of the non-musical kind.

This is the first book in a series that follows Scottish brothers and their sister who now live in America. Good Girl Gone Plaid has a reunited lovers theme. The good girl falling for the bad boy, whose even badder all grown up. It’s set a small (island) town. No cliffhangers. The Library Journal gave it a starred review and it has great reviews so far.
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Extraordinary LoveExtraordinary Love by Micah Persell, Kathleen Shaputis, Holley Trent, Andrea R. Cooper, Candace Sams, Spring Stevens, Bobbi Romans, Lisa White, Becky Flade, Danica Winters. $ $0.99

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Everybody needs love — especially those sexy shapeshifters, gentlemen ghosts, misunderstood demons and witches, and intergalactic leaders. You’ll find all of these otherworldly heartthrobs — and the strong, sexy women who make their perfect matches – in this captivating collection of paranormal titles from Crimson Romance. Included are:

Of Eternal Life — Micah Persell

Newly minted doctor Abilene Miller gets a shock when the dead man in her military hospital’s supply closet jerks back to life in her arms. Then he kidnaps her. He thinks she’s part of a conspiracy; she thinks he’s insane. Only together can they find out the truth—and brave the risks they run in loving each other.

Her Ghost Wears Kilts — Kathleen Shaputis

Baillie finds herself threatened and thrown into solving the mystery of deaths of inheritors before her. Drag queens and divas and ghosts, oh my. Baillie’s friend, Gillian Nation, and his posse of girls rally to protect her against Scotland’s villainous banker with a delicious, entertaining scheme. DNA, lip-synching, and alcohol is the perfect cocktail of answers and discovery until jealousy and abandonment throw Baillie into the fight of her life.

A Demon in Waiting — Holley Trent

It would be just her luck she’d fall in love with an indigent hitchhiker. Ariel Thomas is a woman not prone to recklessness, so no one is more surprised than she when she picks up a gorgeous man from the roadside. The problem with having a demon daddy for a direct supervisor is there’s no room for slack. Gulielmus wants novice incubus John to seal the deal and move on from this one insignificant woman, but how can John when it seems she’s bewitched him more than he has her?

The Garnet Dagger — Andrea R. Cooper

Chained by prophesy, Brock must find a witch and draw her blood to cure for his curse. An ancient powerful Warloc craves the witch Celeste’s powers, and if he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die. When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc who also wants her dead?

The Peacekeeper’s Soul — Candace Sams

An evil entity—The Story Keeper—has used cop Cort O’Leary’s grief over his partner’s death as a conduit and intends to feed off his soul. Witch Dawna Nightshade is supposed to help summon Halloween, but drunken uncle got himself and the ceremonial knife she needs to do it locked up in a small New England town. To recover the athame and get her uncle released from custody, Dawna agrees to help Cort fight off his demon. But can the pair thwart The Story Keeper’s plans, or will they both become victims?

Embrace the Fire — Spring Stevens

Varick Ta Farg, a half breed vampire reborn as a Destroyer, is entering the Mating Rite, an innate call from his soul to mate. Drawn to sassy Angelica Dark, he loses the control he covets and is thrown head first into a godly battle for power in the Heavens. As he tries to convince Angelica to be his mate, the other gods are tampering with his fate, each with their own agenda. Can he cope with the Mating Rite and protect the female he is falling in love with as the gods play havoc with his past, present, and future?

Swamp Magic — Bobbi Romans

Beth’s life becomes upturned when she reluctantly agrees to accompany her idiotic brother on a hunt for the Bog Man. When she becomes separated from the others she comes face to face with the legend himself . . . only no one ever mentioned how damn sexy he was. The swamp’s dark history tests the duo on their survival skills as well as luring them deeper into the magic of the swamp.

Discovery — Lisa White

Grace Mackay thought she was normal, struggling young waitress, but that’s before she knew about the secretive Powers world. She’s the last person on earth with the DNA needed for the Powers’ survival. If that weren’t shocking enough, her boyfriend is an Anti-Powers prince intent on breaking her heart and her. When she discovers that her best friend Ben is actually her secret Guardian with superhuman powers, Grace’s normal world turns upside down.


Fated Souls — Becky Flade

Investigative journalist Maggie O’Connell went from hard hitting exposés to alien abductions in the blink of an eye, but she did it with style. Her next big lead takes her to northern Minnesota hot on the trail of a werewolf and straight into the arms of Aidan Gael, a horse rancher with many more secrets than he has friends. Maggie may get the story but the man who shares the wolf’s compelling green eyes may end up with her heart – provided they can keep each other alive.


The Nymph’s Labyrinth — Danica Winters

A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed. Shape-shifting nymph Ariadne Papadakis is tasked with keeping the truth of the group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of the American archeologist Beau Morris and his troublemaking son Kaden. When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced make a choice – fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put Beau and Kaden’s lives in danger.


A limited-time 10-book paranormal romance bundle from Crimson Romance. Full novels, no cliff-hangers. Some books start series, others stand alone. Heat ranges from sweet to very sexy. There’s bound to be something for every paranormal reader.
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The Rebound Guy by Farrah RochonThe Rebound Guy by Farrah Rochon. $ .99

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Guy Rule #1: Never date a woman on the rebound…
Leave that to Dexter Bryant. The self-declared relationship advisor specializes in “counseling” women who have just ended long-term relationships. He wines them. He dines them. He treats them like queens, all with the purpose of rebuilding their self-confidence. Most importantly, he excels in the fine art of making ex-boyfriends jealous. But Dexter is trying to shake off the stud-for-hire persona in hopes of turning his service into a legitimate consulting business.

However, a stud-for-hire is exactly what Asia Carpenter is looking for. The career-minded PR Crisis Manager is completely blindsided when her ideal man dumps her for another woman, leaving her with a broken heart…and the bill for her engagement ring. Humiliated and dreading the looks of pity from her friends and co-workers, Asia hires Dexter as her pretend love interest, to show her ex-fiancé that she can land a sexy man—and keep him. What Asia doesn’t anticipate is how quickly their pretend love turns into the real thing.

Sunita enjoyed Rochon’s other Maplesville book and mentioned she was picking this one up.

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Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester.Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester. $ Free

From the Jacket Copy:

Her Timing Couldn’t Be Worse…

Miss Eugenia Talbot’s presentation to the queen is spoiled by a serious faux pas—the despicable William Grant made her laugh, right in front of Her Majesty. Now Eugenia is ruined and had better marry—someone, anyone—at once…

And His Couldn’t Be Better…

Roguish William Grant has never taken anything seriously in his life. Until he meets Eugenia Talbot, who makes him feel and do thing he never thought he would.

Now Eugenia’s great sense of humor and kindheartedness may be her undoing, unless William can help her find a husband. To his surprise, that’s the last thing he wants to do…

I hope you’re doing well! I wanted to let you know about a price drop Sourcebooks Casablanca is doing for the first two titles in Amanda Forester’s Marriage Mart series. The first in the series, A Wedding in Springtime is free on Nook and Kindle and the second, A Midsummer Bride, is $1.99 on Nook and Kindle. These titles will be priced this way for the next 90 days, (through the first week of November). The third title in the series, A Winter Wedding, will be published this September and can be pre-ordered now.

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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. Heather Greye
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 14:42:22

    The first book in all Shelli Stevens’ Samhain series are free. Mostly contemporary, some paranormal. You can find the full list here:

    Full disclosure, Shelli Stevens is a friend.

  2. Ani Gonzalez
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 20:09:54

    I just bought “Good Girl Gone Plaid.” The cover is fabulous. Great job, Samhain!

  3. Anna Richland
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 22:17:10

    The Shelli Stevens free books are a great deal – all the McLaughlin books have the greatest covers and titles. So glad to see them reaching their audience!

  4. HA
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 11:35:24

    Love the covers on the Amanda Forrester books!

  5. hilly
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 19:45:55

    I didn’t enjoy the S.Stevens book, and I’ll likely not be reading another. It was unoriginal: chock-full of obvious and over used tropes and cliches. I couldn’t stay in this story for thinking about all the other stories I’ve read (by other authors I follow) that covered exactly the same ground in exactly the same way.

    It also contained typos & misused words (over/overt, muscles/mussels, plowed/plied).

    Was this self-published?

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