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Dear Author Recommends for March 2013

Hold on to your hats (or wallets) because we have a slew of recommended reads this month. We will have reviews of all of these books this month.

From Jayne:

  • A Little Folly by Jude Morgan
  • Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick (out of print and re-released)
  • The India Fan by Victoria Hold (US release was this month)
  • The Turncoat by Donna Thorland
  • Must Love Kids by Jackie Braun

From Kati D

  • Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun (this is our book club book. Join us on the 15th for a robust discussion.)
  • Thrown by a Curve by Jaci Burton

From Jia

  • Mind Games by Kiersten White. Review here.
  • Also Known As by Robin Benway

From Jane

  • Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun
  • Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

From Dabney

  • Maybe This Time by Joan Kilby
  • Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox

Do you have a book you’d recommend?

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. cleo
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 11:26:26

    March is looking to be expensive for me. There are several books coming out that I’m looking forward to but haven’t read yet.

    Top of my list is Family Man by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton – two of my autobuy authors. I didn’t love their first collaboration (Second Hand) but the blurb and excerpt of this one looks really good. I think I preordered it in January, and it’s finally coming out on the 12th. And it’s from Samhain, so DA can review it (hint, hint).

  2. Violet Bick
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 15:29:13

    This month, I’m looking forward to “Wild Invitation,” the Psy/Changeling anothology by Nalini Singh. Even though two of the stories were previously published (and I’ve already read them), there are two new short stories, so I can consider it an appetizer while I wait for “Heart of Obsidian” to be published later in the year. (Can’t wait for that one!)

    And of course I’m looking forward to the already mentioned “Frost Burned” by Patricia Briggs.

  3. Susan
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 00:02:36

    I’m looking forward to the release of Frost Burned and CS Harris’s What Darkness Brings tomorrow.

    Oh, and I just now saw that Sheila Simonson (Lady Elizabeth’s Comet) released a new Conway book, The Young Pretender, back in November. I haven’t read it yet, but I enjoyed her other books. Anyone else a Simonson fan?

    (Jayne: I think you mean Victoria Holt (not Hold). The India Fan was one of my favorite Holt books back in the day, but I have to say that the description for the new release sucks. Almost nothing to it–there’s nothing there that would make me buy that book if I didn’t already know what it was about.)

  4. MB
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 11:19:15

    Susan, I am! Thanks for the heads up about the new Simonson book. And I didn’t realize her others were available now on kindle–Yay!

  5. SonomaLass
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 23:38:05

    Ann Aguirre’s final book in her Corinne Soloman UF series came out today, Agave Kiss. I am sorry to see the series end, but also glad — Aguirre knows when to let her characters go and move on to the next project.

  6. Nicole
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 14:45:15


    I didn’t realize that Agave Kiss was the final book in the series! I’m on page 40, and now I’m going to have to force myself to read slowly and savor it. This has been one of my favorite series of the last several years, and I feel the way you do: sad that it’s over, but happy that Aguirre didn’t drive her characters into the ground. I found the end of the Sabina Kane series similarly bittersweet; I was still interested in the characters, and they were familiar but not stale to me. I wish that more authors knew when to quit. I’ve given up on a few former favorite series because of authors who rode the wagon until the wheels fell off, then grabbed what they could of the luggage and kept on going.

  7. alicet
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 17:35:39

    I just read two books (The Price of Success and The Sinful Art of Revenge) by new Harlequin Presents author Maya Blake- both of which I enjoyed. If you enjoy Michelle Reid and Lynne Graham like I do you will love these books too.

  8. Jane
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 19:01:38

    @alicet: I like both those authors quite a bit. I’ll go buy her books.

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