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DA Week in Review: May 1 through May 8

We post a lot on Dear Author, usually three posts a day, and important stuff can be missed. Thus we are going to do a week in review midday Mondays.

First up are the reviews.  We posted our monthly recommended reads. We reviewed the following books:

Second, the news links.  We celebrated the military heroes by providing some recommendations and gave away books to the troops in conjunction with Avon.  There are also reports of a new nook being announced at BEA in a couple of weeks so don’t buy a new nook right now.

We are also doing publisher schedules for 2011 that you can find in the sidebar —->

We had a robust discussion over cliffhangers. Some people don’t mind them but most romance readers want a certain ending to their romance books that romance cliffhangers don’t deliver.

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. Janine
    May 09, 2011 @ 14:20:04

  2. Ammarylis
    May 09, 2011 @ 19:00:42

    Thanks DA! This is great! I’m not online as much as I used to be & this is a perfect way to catch up on what I missed on this blog.

  3. Jane
    May 09, 2011 @ 21:01:31

    Great. I am glad it is helpful.

  4. nitnot
    May 10, 2011 @ 00:03:05

    Jane, whatever happened to “If You Like..”?

  5. Jane
    May 11, 2011 @ 07:21:31

    What do you mean? We still have those posts but we haven’t posted new ones of late because those were guest written and I haven’t had any offers.

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