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Couponalooza: Borders Has Mysteries and Romances, Buy 3 get 1 Free


Borders Coupon

Through April 2nd, Borders and Waldenbooks are featuring a buy 3, get 1 free for SELECTED romances and mysteries and 30% off one book if you spend $10.00 or more (coupon good from 3/8 – 3/11). This is obviously intended to get you in the store and buy more books than you need but I’m easily lured by the words “Free” and “30% off” so I’m off to the bookstore. The Buy 3 Get 1 Free sales used to be limited to Waldenbooks and it’s nice to see Borders adopt these specials too, but I would guess they would have to given all the Waldenbooks closings all over the country.

Here’s a recommended list of romances for you:

Romance Suspense:

Fantasy/Paranormal Romance:

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance


  • Innocent in Death by JD Robb
  • Snow Blind by PJ Tracy (and the three other books in the series)
  • Triptych by Karin Slaughter
  • You Can’t Hide by Karen Rose (tell your bookseller that this book has lots of mystery in it even if it might have some romance too).

Enter your own 4 suggestions and win a copy of Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. US residents only, please. Two random winners will be chosen from the commenters and the contest will run until March 9, at noon.

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. Jaci Burton
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 12:33:31

    Oooooh….contest! :-)

    The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason (paranormal)
    Hells Belles by Jackie Kessler (paranormal)
    The Nymph King by Gena Showalter (paranormal)
    Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins (contemporary)

  2. Jackie
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 12:58:39

    Fever-Hot Dreams by Jaci Burton, Sherri L. King and Samantha Winston (erotic romance)
    Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan (romantic suspense)
    See No Evil by Allison Brennan (romantic suspense)
    You Suck by Christopher Moore (paranormal)

  3. Charity
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 14:18:34

    Don’t enter me in the contest, please, I already have NBC (signed thank you dee) but I’ll second – FOOLS RUSH IN by Kristan Higgins WONDERFUL book
    ATLANTIS RISING by Alyssa Day
    THE FORTUNE QUILT by Lani Diane Rich
    BET ME by Jenny Crusie (One of my all time faves)
    I also second SUCCUBUS BLUES by Richelle Mead – LOVED IT

    Okay, that’s 5 not four, I’ll quit, but I could go on and on. And heck, add NBC by SEP to that list too, cause it’s really good, too.

  4. Teddy Pig
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 14:34:36

    Werewolves and Ranchers

    Pack Challenge – Shelly Laurenston
    Elizabeth’s Wolf – Lora Leigh
    The Tin Star – J.L. Langley
    To Trust A Wolf – Kate Steele
    Out There In The Night – Laura Baumbach

  5. Jackie
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 14:37:03

    I also second SUCCUBUS BLUES by Richelle Mead – LOVED IT

    Wait a sec, we’re allowed to second? I didn’t know that… (and yes, Richelle’s book is amazing)

  6. Alison Kent
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 14:46:48

    STIGMA, Philip Hawley, Jr. (mystery/thriller)
    THE DOLLMAKER, Amanda Stevens (mystery/thriller)
    KISS HER GOODBYE, Robert Gregory Browne (mystery/thriller)
    THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL, Pam Jenoff (historical/romance)

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    Mar 08, 2007 @ 15:07:06

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  8. Susan
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 15:58:17

    The first three books in Lois Greiman’s newest series:


    And then for free you can pick up the lasted BDB book from J.R. Ward

  9. Kim
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 17:21:04

    Leigh, Lora – Dangerous Games
    JoAnn Ross – No Safe Place
    Fetzer, Amy J. – Intimate Danger
    Jordan, Sophie – Too Wicked to Tame

  10. cathy
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 17:28:55

    Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh

    Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

    Deady Game by Christine Feehan

    Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

  11. Wendy
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 17:35:17

    Medicine Man by Cheryl Reavis (SSE) (series romance)
    Dirty by Megan Hart (erotic novel)
    Count To Ten by Karen Rose (romantic suspense)
    Strip Poker by Lisa Lawrence (erotic thriller)

  12. Emma
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 17:54:47

    Here is where I foil the good times by clarifying that I was at Borders an hour ago (and yes, this post was totally the reason I went!) and the 4 for 3 deal is good only on a few selected romances that have got stickers on them and are arranged in a special floor display. (JR Ward is among them, but I didn’t see Hunter, Joyce et al there).

    On the bright side, the 30% off coupon worked just fine… :)

  13. Jane
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 19:16:11

    Emma – I am sorry that I sent you on a Fool’s Errand. The email that was received never said “selected” romances. That sucks.

  14. Amy S.
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 20:03:43

    -Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh
    -Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy by Sasha White, Sylvia Day, Lisa Renee Jones, Delilah Devlin, Vivi Anna
    -Lush by Sasha White
    -Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward

  15. Emma
    Mar 09, 2007 @ 13:39:12

    Emma – I am sorry that I sent you on a Fool’s Errand. The email that was received never said “selected" romances. That sucks.

    Nah — I thank you for giving me the excuse to walk into the bookstore, and then say, “Well, as long as I’m here…” ;D

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