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Dear Author Recommends for April

Dear Author recommends the following books for April. I’ve noted the publisher in parantheses.

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. Darlene Marshall
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 11:55:43

    Thanks! I didn’t know there was a new Ariana Franklin until I saw this list.

  2. Elyssa Papa
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 15:42:08

    Oh, I am so buying the Fiona Harper book. And I didn’t know Kathleen O’Reilly had another book out–I absolutely love her writing.

  3. Ros
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 15:54:31

    Thanks for the Fiona Harper recommendation – I’ve just spent a very happy hour or so with that and added a couple of others of hers to my TBR pile.

  4. Darlynne
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 17:05:04

    This is great … oh, wait, I can’t buy Changeless as an ebook, thank you so much, Orbit. I tried, I really, really wanted this book, but it’s the library for me. Ms. Carriger, I’m more sorry than I can say.

  5. Jane
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 19:58:29

    @Ros I should have a review up soon. Really enjoyed it.

  6. Jane
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 19:59:18

    @Darlynne I know. Doesn’t it suck? Hopefully it will be available on Monday or so. That’s what Amazon had announced – that it was taking a couple of days to make the switch over and they have just come to an agreement with the publisher on April 1

  7. Darlynne
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 20:12:57

    @Jane: Yes, but I don’t have a Kindle. Although I’ve tried to stay current with the ways around ebook restrictions, I don’t think I can read the kindle format on my netbook, right?

  8. Jane
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 20:16:34

    @Darlynne: No, you can download Kindle for PC and read Kindle books on your netbook.

  9. Elizabeth
    Apr 03, 2010 @ 14:41:00

    I’m making a list for now of books from the big 5. I read on my Palm handheld, and so while the Briggs and Beverly are both in my “must read” category, I’ll start with the library — and then see if I can wait out the current ebook mess.

  10. Laura
    Apr 03, 2010 @ 17:17:42

    I just read Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs and I loved it!!

  11. Janine
    Apr 03, 2010 @ 17:50:31

    A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow), recommended by Janine

    Greewnwillow is a HarperCollins imprint. This book has disappeared from the Sony ebookstore which is where I purchased it, but it should be easy to find in libraries since it’s part of an award-winning YA series.

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