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Bayou Arcana is due out in the UK shortly. I can’t find it in the U.S. but it is a “southern gothic” horror anthology that brings together an all female team of artists and all male team of writers. From the Guardian:

“There is a certain sensitivity that you find in women’s art that just does not appear in a lot of guys’ work,” says James Pearson, who edited the anthology, which follows the story of escaped slaves taking refuge in a swamp.

“The way that they interpret the horror has an added depth to it – and that is part of the experiment. It’s actually a really sensitive approach to quite visceral subject matter.”

The article is worth a read as it addresses the marginalization of women in comics and what people are doing to try to change that, including big mainstream publishers.

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Branko Collin’s translates part of a Dutch academic paper wherein researcher’s study the unrealistic portrayal of medicine in medical romances:

Cornelis Langeveld has looked at medical romances and whether they “give a realistic picture of medical practice”.

“The doctor novels which were studied give an unbalanced and distorted view of medical practice. The medical information was sometimes incorrect, partly due to lack of knowledge by the author, partly due to incorrect translation from English. The reality of medical practice was not represented accurately in either of the series investigated, although the medical information in the ‘Doctor novels’ [Harlequin] series appeared to be accurate more often than that in the ‘Dr. Anne’ [Favoriet] series.”

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An inquiring reader emailed me looking for recommendations:

 It seems to me that any romance that mentions the French Revolution deals with the horrors of the Reign of Terror. But what about the wonderful, heady, sexy early days of the revolution–Liberte, fraternite, egalite, before everything went pear-shaped?

Other than Janet Mullany’s “Dedication” (rewritten/reissued in 2012 from Loose-Id) and Pam Rosenthal’s “The Bookseller’s Daughter”, are there any romances that specifically treat the French Revolution as something other than an opportunity for sexy aristos to lose their heads (French) or perform heroic rescues (English)?

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On Tuesday, Robin posted a rebuttal to John Scalzi’s claim that readers who complain about price are mean and entitled. Oh and Scalzi argued that publishers have always viewed their readers as customers. Of course they haven’t and nothing supports this more than the Publishers Weekly post with quotes from the CEOs of major publishers identifying that the biggest effort will to be get in touch with the reader directly:

David Young of Hachette:

Connecting with consumers by understanding consumer behavior, deepening the connection with readers, and engaging them in new ways around books through effective social media and digital marketing campaigns. The launch of Bookish in early 2012 will be instrumental: a first-rate destination for book lovers, a powerful marketing platform with an original editorial voice, great content, and a sophisticated recommendation engine.

and Robert Gottleib of Trident Media:

Publishers have never had to interact directly with consumers; they have traditionally relied on retailers for handling this relationship. That will have to change in the new business model.

and Susan Kantz of HarperCollins Childrens Books:

Traditionally, we have known very little about the purchaser of our print books. In today’s digital world we can communicate directly with our readers, and they can respond and reach out to us directly.

And of course Jed Lyons of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, and National Book Network takes the time to characterize ebook devices as the brown paper bag of books:

Right now, it appears that fiction is by far the most popular category, with bestselling novelists leading the charge, closely followed by what used to be called “bodice rippers,” but is now better described as soft-core porn for both male and female readers. The electronic device is today’s substitute for the brown paper bag serving as a dustjacket.

What surprises me is the lack of focus on globalization. If there is anything (beyond going direct to readers) that I would focus on is globalization, leveraging the larger English reading population abroad with no geographic restrictions and reasonable prices.

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Over in comic and gaming land, a public relations disaster was taking place when one PR representative sent increasingly hostile and threatening emails to a consumer, Dave, and then to Mike/Gabe at Penny Arcade.  The whole debacle is well summed up here.

“I want to clear my name. I want to get these people to stop bothering me.”

That was the main message from Ocean Marketing’s Paul Christoforo, a former representative for N-Control’s Avenger controller attachment. He gained immediate infamy among the Internet gaming community after a hostile customer service email exchange went viral after landing on popular gaming webcomic Penny Arcade.

In a matter of hours, Christoforo went from being just another customer service agent to a focus of ire for thousands of gamers. Christoforo was featured in mocking images and videos, and the Avenger product he was representing was hit with widespread derision and negative Amazon reviews, forcing the company to publicly drop Christoforo as its marketing representative.

For me, this debacle brings to mind  Dickwolves. Summary of the dickwolves incident was that there was a comic featuring a rape and a guest blogger of Penny Arcade objected.  Rather than acknowledge that the content could be offensive to some, the founders of Penny Arcade (Gabe/Mike) ratchet up the tension by announcing that they will be selling Dickwolves t shirts. Writes Alexander Bevier:

It wasn’t the Dickwolves that were offensive. It was Penny Arcade’s mockery of those offended by the passive reference of rape. The Dickwolf had become a symbol; a metaphor for mocking those sensitive to rape culture.

As Penny Arcade kept producing Dickwolf garments, industry members starting feeling uncomfortable about the company and what the merchandise represented. In turn, PAX–the hub of the gaming community–also was being affected. Would the convention reflect humor over rape culture? Would gaming be perceived as something that makes fun of rape and rape culture?

Penny Arcade does not back down. Someone makes an unfunny joke about targeting Mike’s family. Mike doesn’t think this is so funny (yet is unperturbed that Paul’s family is implicated. You reap what you sow? )  But Mike still says he’ll be wearing his dickwolves t shirt at the gaming conference.

Not that the dickwolves controversy in any way excuses Paul’s behavior but in light of the dickwolves incident, Mike/Gabe appears cluelessly hypocritical.   Fear not Paul, Mike notes that any kerfluffle on the internet will be gone in a couple of days.

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According to Smashwords, 65,000 books were pulled from other retailers when Amazon offered placement in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library plan.  Not to fear, says Mark Coker, only 5,000 of those titles were on Smashwords.  Coker also notes that the sales of digital books were high on December 25 and 26:

I’m looking at the early sales results for December 25 and December 26 for the titles Smashwords distributes to Barnes & Noble. For these first two days, sales are running about 225% higher than the daily sales average for November through mid-December.

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Demand for eink only devices remains high:

Despite the loss of LCD-based products (relocated into the media tablet category), ePaper-based eReaders continued to see strong shipment growth. In 3Q11 the worldwide total improved to 6.5 million units, up from 5.1 million units in 2Q11, representing quarter-over-quarter growth of 27% and year-over-year growth of 165.9%. IDC expects growth to continue in the fourth quarter thanks to new products introductions and price cuts from the major vendors.

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Speaking of Amazon, M-Edge has filed suit against Amazon for being a bully and an infringer.  Amazon was able to strong arm M-Edge into a contract with increasingly unfavorable terms because Amazon referrals represented about 90% of the company’s revenue. As for the infringement part, M-Edge claims that Amazon ripped off the lighted case design for its Kindle Keyboard lighted case and other Kindle cases.  Reading the litany of Amazon’s bad behavior toward M-Edge should be required for anyone who thinks it is smart to put all their publishing eggs in the Amazon basket.

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Deals

None of these are new but a better curated list of interesting and low priced books.  I’ve noticed that there is a sad lack of contemporaries and paranormals being discounted and it is primarily historicals.  What gives with that?

Read for Free misleading

Another note of caution, in the December 25 post, I listed a number of freebies. Some of those have switched over to being “$0.00 (read for free)”.  The title is actually free, but part of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and you can only borrow one book a month through that program.  If you accidentally buy it thinking it is free, you can easily request a refund.

Refund option

Go to Manage Your Kindle page (you might want to bookmark this page).  Select the title you want to return and click “Request a Refund”.  It’s that easy.

 

Recommended Books:

  • To Love a Thief by Julie Anne Long * $0.99 * AMZ | BN
  • The Orchard by Theresa Weir * $1.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K

Orbit Books on sale until January 31:

  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks * $2.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K *highly reviewed*
  • Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells * $2.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey * $2.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K * This e-book edition of Leviathan Wakes includes a free copy of the book (not a sample or a novella)  The Dragon’s Path (The Dagger and the Coin) by Daniel Abraham
  • The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller * $2.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K

Multi pack books

  • Samantha Moon: All Four Novels by J.R. Rain * $1.99 * AMZ | BN
  • Bootscootin’ and Cozy Cash Mysteries Boxed Set by D. D. Scott * $2.99 * AMZ | BN

For our crafter crowd:

  • Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik * $1.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K

Famous Authors:

  • Mystic River with A Bonus Excerpt by Dennis Lehane * $1.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K
  • Justice by Karen Robards * $1.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K
  • Luring a Lady (The Stanislaskis) by Nora Roberts * $1.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K *This is a BN Daily Deal and pricematched at Amazon. I suspect it is a one day only price*

Some low priced backlist titles:

  • Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros * $1.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K
  • Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman * $1.79 * AMZ | BN
  • Wonderful by Jill Barnett * $1.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K

Indie books that I have purchased:

  • Under Her Skin by Jeanienne Frost Ilona Andrews Meljean Brook * $0.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K * I haven’t read this one yet*
  • Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire * $2.99 * AMZ | BN | S | K * Note: this book contains a ragey hero who, in real life, is likely to start beating the heroine at some point.  The book is total wish fulfillment and I have a review for next week planned.  My question to the DA crowd is whether they have any recommendations for pure romance books in a college setting. I really liked the setting in this book.  Further note, I bought this at Kobo using the $1 coupon code: “KoboDollarOff

Updated to add commenters suggestions:

  • Changeling Moon by Dani Harper * 0 * A | BN | K | S
  • The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton * 0.99 * A | BN | K | S
  • Generational Sins by Samantha Blair * 0.99 * A | BN | K | S  * I just read this on recommendation from commenter Amber Skye.  The opening was really shocking for me but it ended up being interesting. Just … be prepared for a very off-putting beginning.  *
  • Flat Out Love by Jessica Park * 3.49 * A | BN | K | S

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

45 Comments

  1. jmc
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 10:24:20

    NR’s Luring a Lady is the first NR book I ever bought or read. Still have the paperback SSE on my keeper shelf, although it is pretty tattered. Thanks for the link to the ebook!

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  2. Keishon
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 10:32:06

    What surprises me is the lack of focus on globalization. If there is anything (beyond going direct to readers) that I would focus on is globalization, leveraging the larger English reading population abroad with no geographic restrictions and reasonable prices.

    Hell, yeah.

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  3. FD
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 10:35:25

    Re Beautiful Disaster; that is exactly what the impression it left me with. And yet; somehow not a bad book in many ways. Will look forward to the review with interest.

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  5. Amber Skye
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:20:57

    I highly recommend Generational Sins by Samantha Blair for a (erotic) romance in a college setting. It’s an indie, and the title nor the cover do it justice. It’s a great book, emotionally packed and sexy. It is a BDSM erotic romance book (the romance aspect is very strong). I would say about medium intensity, so it’s not for BDSM beginners.

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  6. Ros
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:21:44

    “If there is anything (beyond going direct to readers) that I would focus on is globalization, leveraging the larger English reading population abroad with no geographic restrictions and reasonable prices.”

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Seriously, this is such a no-brainer.

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  7. Elyssa Papa
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:37:14

    Jane, I haven’t read them but Diana Peterfreund had a series set at an Ivy League college where the heroine is part of a Skulls-like society. I think they were supposed to be pretty good. It looks like Secret Society Girl is the first one

    And I love Julie Anne Long’s TO LOVE A THIEF so much. Highly recommend that one.

    Totally bought the NR one–my fave NR category is the one with the bookseller heroine who helps the hero with his library; she used to be fat and lost all this weight so is really self-conscious. I remember that, and the sex in the library room in hero’s place. Of course, lol. I can’t remember the name of the book but it was really good.

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  8. Kristen A.
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:55:40

    I want French Revolution books like that, too! I consider myself lucky when I can find a book (romance or no) that deals with the fact that there was a good reason to have a revolution.

    The closest thing I can think of, weirdly enough, is by Baroness Orczy, who very often failed completely to acknowledge that in most of her other books: Child of the Revolution. It’s only a romance in the sense that all of the Scarlet Pimpernel books were to some extent, more of a romantic adventure, and it spans the entire time frame of the revolution, so it does include the Reign of Terror, but it has an idealistic young revolutionary in the early days as a hero.

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  9. Asia M
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:56:24

    I’m glad of the inquiring reader’s email and I second the opinion expressed! As a Frenchwoman and political science student, I am often surprised at the hostility shown to revolutionary France in romances… Of course it was a time of excesses and violence, as all revolutions are, but it also carried wonderful symbols which we still believe in today.

    Thanks for the other info!

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  10. Tara
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:06:16

    I was totally against Penny Arcade’s attitude during the dickwolves incident, but in all fairness, Mike/Gabe isn’t being a hypocrite when it comes to Cristoforo’s family being attacked. He said on their blog “I don’t know if anyone is actually attacking Paul’s wife and kid. Honestly I don’t even know if he has a wife and kid. Maybe the mayor of Boston is his wife? Anyway, If they are real, none of this is their fault and I think we can all agree that they should be left alone.” (http://penny-arcade.com/2011/12/28/i-wwebsite-as-on-the-internet)

    Yes, he’s being a smartass about it, referencing Christoforo’s claim that he knows the mayor of Boston, but he does say that his family should be left out.

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  11. library addict
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:09:39

    I clicked the link to buy Luring a Lady but thankfully remembered I already own the digital version before actually buying it again.

    I rarely buy digital books at Amazon as I prefer the ePub format, but their new way of displaying the prices with the big “0.00 (read for free)” seems geared toward getting people to one click buy thinking it’s a free book.

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  12. Laura Vivanco
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:09:50

    Re “the wonderful, heady, sexy early days of the revolution–Liberte, fraternite, egalite, before everything went pear-shaped,” I’d suggest taking a look at Claire Thornton’s My Lord Footman. The heroine is French; the hero is English but he doesn’t perform a Scarlet-Pimpernel-style daring rescue.

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  13. Helen
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:12:51

    Re the kindle lending library and self publishing exclusivity. SOOO annoying. I am a nook user and it is exasperating to find that several indie authors I have been reading are going along with Amazon’s bid to bully everyone else out of business. (S.M. Reine for example) I am NOT going to buy a kindle. I have an ereader and don’t want 2! I guess I’ll be forced to read only those authors who continue to publish with sony, smashwords and bn (nook). I guess I also don’t really understand how exclusivity to one vender really helps the author, it seems like a ridiculous thing to do.

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  14. Ros
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:26:58

    @Laura Vivanco: Just in case I don’t get to say it directly to you anywhere else, I am LOVING your book SO MUCH. Am planning to find a way to cite it in my PhD thesis (on the Song of Songs – I squealed with excitement when I got to the section on Woman as Garden).

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  15. Jane
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:46:46

    @Amber Skye Sold. (or bought)

    Edited to add: Just a warning: For those who were thinking of picking this up, I would view this as extreme BDSM in that the book starts out with Kat giving David a blowjob in front of David’s father so that David can prove how well he is breaking in Kat and then David’s dad doesn’t think he is doing a good enough job and calls for David’s mother to come in and fellate the father to show how David should be doing it. David’s dad has abused the mom for all their lives and David is messed up. I don’t really buy the set up and think that the story would have been fine without the initial scene. I definitely don’t see this as a BDSM lite and while the writing is good, it’s less about romance and more about David finding the Dom inside of him and then his emotional recovery from his mother and his own abuse at the hands of his father.

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  16. DS
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:48:57

    @Tara: I would have been more sympathetic if Cristoforo’s statements hadn’t included

    “I didn’t know who that guy at Penny Arcade was,” he admitted. “If I had known, I would have treated the situation a little better…..”

    Yep, let’s only be nice to people who have clout.

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  17. Laura Vivanco
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:52:54

    Thanks, Ros! That’s made my day. And I’m now sorely tempted to quote “I squealed with excitement” in the reviews section on my website. I’m sure there can’t be very many works of literary criticism which produce that kind of reaction ;-)

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  18. Jane
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 12:53:08

    @Tara Ah I didn’t see that one. I saw the one where Mike/Gabe essentially said that it was now in the hands of the internet and he could do nothing.

    “You have the power Mike Please make it stop”

    The reality is that once I had posted the emails I didn’t have the power anymore. The Internet had it now and nothing I said or did was going to change that.

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  19. Sweeney
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:05:46

    This might be a serious pain in the a**, but would it be possible to add a thumbs up/thumbs down feature in the Deals posts? People could click on a title if they’d read it and liked/disliked it. I absolutely love your deals posts, they’re super informative but it would be great to get a bit of crowd sourced opinion if the book s worth reading or not…

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  20. Jane
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:08:24

    @Sweeney Oh, I would love that but the only way I can think that would be possible is if every deal was a separate post but I suppose it is possible but not in the current incarnation.

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  21. Ridley
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:31:06

    When I saw this Ocean Marketing thing go down, I couldn’t help but think Christmas came a day or two late for Mike/Gabe and Penny Arcade. Through no fault of his own perfectly nice people like Wil Wheaton and The Bloggess were retweeting him again like he wasn’t a massive, unapologetic misogynist.

    I mean, they just ran another lazy rape joke comic a week or two ago, so it’s not like they learned anything in the “dickwolves” fiasco. They’re still misogynists.

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  22. Author on Vacation
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:38:54

    @Ridley:

    I’m actually comforted by misogynists who openly proclaim their misogyny. They’re far less trouble than closeted misogynists.

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  23. Ros
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:54:26

    @Laura Vivanco: It’s certainly the first one I’ve read that made me squeal!

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  24. Janine
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:55:42

    Has from Bookpushers just pointed me at another bargain: Angelfall, a YA that was one of her favorite books of 2011 is only 99 cents today.

    It has numerous good reviews on Amazon, too.

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  25. Ridley
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:56:03

    @Author on Vacation: Well, that’s great, but they still swear the wimmuns are oversensitive. They certainly don’t agree that their actions are misogynist. That closet door’s still on the hinges.

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  26. Meoskop
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 14:42:21

    Joanna Bourne’s Black Hawk still has some daring English but the heroine is a true believer in the ideals of the revolution, with some discussion of how various leaders do or do not appeal to her.

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  27. Deb Kinnard
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 15:09:42

    I had to stop and scratch my head at the Harper-Collins’ exec’s statement that they don’t know who their customers are. In the past couple of years, every proposal I’ve turned in has required as detailed an analysis as possible about who my readers are/may be. If the publishers don’t know who their buyers are, how am I supposed to?

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  28. StacieH4
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 15:35:30

    @Elyssa Papa: “–my fave NR category is the one with the bookseller heroine who helps the hero with his library; she used to be fat and lost all this weight so is really self-conscious. I remember that, and the sex in the library room in hero’s place. Of course, lol. I can’t remember the name of the book but it was really good.”

    The NR story you are thinking of is Ian’s story in the MacGregor Grooms anthology. It is one of my favorites too.

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  29. Brian
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 16:05:57

    @library addict:

    I rarely buy digital books at Amazon as I prefer the ePub format, but their new way of displaying the prices with the big “0.00 (read for free)” seems geared toward getting people to one click buy thinking it’s a free book.

    I don’t really like the formatting of those pages either. They haven’t caught me yet, but it’s been close a couple of times. Of course those books to have the dollar amount in huge numbers on the buy button as kind of a last minute warning and as Jane says getting a refund couldn’t be easier if you do mistakenly buy something you thought was free.

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  30. Rosie
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 16:08:28

    Thanks, Jane, for the tidbit about how to get an ebook refund on Amazon. I hate accidental One-Clicks.

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  31. KKJ
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 18:20:27

    For college-setting books, try Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park – got it on a whim based on the Amazon ratings and absolutely loved it.

    Not sure if it’s a “pure romance,” but it’s one of those books where you happy-sigh at the end and then think about it for days.

    I’m also hooked on Shaina Richmond’s “Safe With Me” series.

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  32. JenM
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 19:26:05

    Just saw that Dani Harper’s shifter PNR, Changeling Moon, is free on Amazon and B&N. I picked it up last week when it was on sale for $1.99. I’m about 1/3 of the way through and I’m enjoying it so far.

    Another book that I’ve been wanting to read – The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton – is currently $0.99. Needless to say, I one-clicked on that one right away. I’ve heard it’s very funny and sexy.

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  33. Jane
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 20:25:10

    @Amber Skye: thanks for the recommendation. The beginning was a real surprise for me and I admit I was kind of afraid of the direction of the story. I had some problems with it but I appreciated the different view of BDSM.

    I apologize for my initial reaction and appreciate the recommendation.

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  34. Evangeline Holland
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 20:39:15

    Roberta Gellis’s The English Heiress (I think the e-book is free right now) does have an English hero, but it is set during the Revolution.

    I also highly recommend Virginia Coffman’s Veronique and its sequel (about Veronique’s daughter) Marsanne. They are gothic romances that follow the entire course of the French Revolution, and from what I remember, Veronique did not have a traditional HEA, but they are very very good.

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  35. Kaetrin
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 21:06:38

    I read the Ocean Marketing debacle as it was unfolding. One thing confuses me (slightly off topic though). Is Gabe of Penny Arcade the same person as Mike and if so, why does he use two names?

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  36. Brian
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 21:09:56

    @Kaetrin: Yes, same person. Mike Krahulik’s comic alter ego is Johnathan “Gabe” Gabriel (just like Jerry Holkins’ comic alter ego is Tycho Brahe).

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  37. Nadia Lee
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 22:15:29

    @Helen: Nothing says self-pub faster than “not available on Nook” when I’m looking at the book profile.

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  38. Kaetrin
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 01:00:42

    @Brian. Thx!

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  39. Merrian
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 01:16:37

    @Nadia Lee: I have been chasing back list books by two authors I saw recommended in comments here on DA both are available via the authors on Amazon & Nook but not anywhere else. Way to ignore non-American readers/Non-Kindle readers. When I have queried the authors they have both got back to me quickly but not with any clear intention of recognising and dealing with the multi-channels needed to sell products over the internet. Two lost sales.

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    Dec 31, 2011 @ 19:21:10

    Some 30% off codes from Kobo, good until January 3rd…

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  41. Tae
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 19:27:58

    I just went to Amazon for Changling Moon and it’s 1.99

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