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Dear Author Recommend Reads for October 2009

Dear Author’s Recommended Reads list for October 2009.  ┬áMany of these are available from Books on Board at a specially discounted price.

  • Quatrain by Sharon Shinn recommended by Janine
  • The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh recommended by Janine
  • Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel recommended by Janet, Jennie, Janine, and Jane (yep, we loved this book)
  • Demon Forged by Meljean Brook recommended by Janet
  • Sheikh’s Forbidden Virgin by Kate Hewitt recommended by Jane (Author sent me this book. She’s a brave soul).
  • Billionaire’s Bride of Covenience by Miranda Lee recommended by Jane (I bought five copies & gave them away. Does this mean I can talk about the book without a disclaimer?)
  • Next Comes Love by Helen Brenna (I went and bought the first book in the series after I read this one so I get to talk about First Comes Twins with impunity, but not this one).
  • Soulless by Gail Carriger recommended by Jane
  • Wicked All Day by Liz Carlyle recommended by Jane
  • Paradise Rules by Beth Kery recommended by Jane
  • Becoming Us by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox recommended by Dr. Sarah F/ Joan
  • Personal Demons by James Buchanan recommended by Dr. Sarah F/ Joan

These books were provided to the reviewers by either the author or publisher. The reviewer did not pay for these books but received them for free. The Books on Board promotions is offered by Books on Board but Dear Author receives no affiliate payment for any books purchased there. It is simply a promotion that Books on Board offers to Dear Author readers.

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. Kate Hewitt
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 11:21:21

    Hi Jane,

    Actually The Sheikh’s Forbidden Virgin is by me–Kate Hewitt–not Kate Hardy! Thank you for recommending it :)


  2. Jane
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 11:24:13

    @Kate Hewitt egads. So sorry.

  3. Janine
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 12:20:39

    This has been a good reading month so far! I haven’t read it yet but Dr. Sarah F./ Joan also loved Courtney Milan’s novella in the anthology The Heart of Christmas.

  4. SonomaLass
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 13:49:57

    This has been a great month so far! I also really enjoyed Indiscreet.
    *disclaimer: Carolyn is a friend, but I pay full price for her books.*

    Billionaire's Bride of Covenience was okay; I guess I’m really not a Presents person, because the stuff that bugged me was apparently pretty typical of the line. So now I know. Soulless is in my TBR pile, along with a bunch of steampunk books and the two most recent by Liz Carlyle.

    Any reviews coming of Tessa Dare’s third book, or the last of Elizabeth Hoyt’s Four Soldiers books? Inquiring minds and all that….

  5. Caligi
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 14:21:18

    This disclaimer crap is annoying. Can we get over it yet? Not only do we know the FTC can’t levy fines, but it doesn’t go into effect for two more months anyways. Surely we realize how unenforceable it is as well.

  6. Jane
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 14:25:33

    @Caligi No. I am going to comply with the law as it is interpreted by the FTC.

  7. Jill Sorenson
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 16:37:55

    I enjoyed The Sheikh’s Love Child (or something like that) by Kate Hewitt. She’s good!

  8. Sarah Frantz
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 18:48:45

    Yes, I adored Courtney Milan’s novella in The Heart of Christmas. The characters were unbelievably well-constructed and the story was amazing. Totally and utterly recommend. But I couldn’t recommend the other two stories, so I didn’t feel comfortable recommending the book as a whole. But it’s worth the price of admission to get Milan’s story.

    I’ll be reviewing the Crow/Fox and Buchanan stories when they release.

  9. (Dianne) Fox Writes » Reviewed: Becoming Us
    Dec 01, 2009 @ 09:55:48

    […] Becoming Us was also included on the Dear Author Recommended Reads for October 2009. (read the list here.) […]

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