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Dear Author Recommends for March

March is sparse with recommendations but save your money because April has a full slate.


The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh (reissued in a 2-in-1 with A Promise of Spring, which I’m NOT recommending). Recommended by Janine and Sunita.  Reviewed here.



Fair Game by Patricia Briggs.  Recommended by Josephine, Janine, and Jane (The ending is a game changer)  Review here.


Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison. Recommended by Shuzluva and Jane.  Reviewed here.




Irregulars by Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Astrid Amara and Ginn Hale. Recommended by Sunita.
Dark Soul #4 by Aleksandr Voinov.  Recommended by Sunita



Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik.  Recommended by Jayne.  Reviewed here.


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. Angela
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 06:45:56

    I’m halfway through Fair Game right now, and you just killed me with the comment about the ending! Now I don’t want to be at work and not able to read.

  2. Roslyn Holcomb
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 07:09:57

    Loved Fair Game. The best of the A&O series thus far. Going to read it again this weekend, I was concerned that she was going to screw up he minority characters again, so I was very cautious and couldn’t relax and enjoy it, but she didn’t go there, thank goodness. And yes, the ending left me breathless. I had said I was done with Mercy Thompson after the mess that was River Marked, but if this bleeds over into that storyline (and I don’t see how it couldn’t) I can’t wait to see where it goes.

  3. Jane
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 07:13:14

    @Roslyn Holcomb: We have an interview with Briggs that we are posting today and it addresses the ending, of a sort, and whether it impacts the Mercy series.

    I thought Leslie was a great character. I wonder whether we will see her again.

  4. MarieC
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 07:31:51

    AAAHHHH! I have Fair Game waiting for me in my Kindle! Makes me want to leave work to read it!

  5. Janine
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 13:14:18

    @Roslyn Holcomb: I loved Leslie too. And yes, the ending is exciting.

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