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Dear Author Recommends for September


  • Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh, recommended by Jane, Shuzluva, and Janine
  • Demon Marked by Meljean Brook, recommended by Jane
  • Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff, recommended by Jaclyn and John. This is a YA title. (review soon)



  • Snapped by Laura Griffin, recommended by Jayne and Jane.


  • The Stolen Bride by Abby Green, recommended by Jane. This book features a Bollywood actress and seems authentic to the region. (review soon)
  • The Big Guns by HelenKay Dimon, recommended by Sunita (review soon)
  • The Doctor and the Runaway Heiress by Marion Lennox, recommended by Sunita (review soon)


  • I Just Play One on TV by A.L. Turner, recommended by Sarah F. (review soon)
  • Enemies and Shadows (Rifter #7) by Ginn Hale, recommended by Sunita (review soon)
  • The Shattering by Karen Healy, recommend by Jia

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. Mary
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 08:55:51

    Thanks for the recs – great feature! I can’t wait to read the new Milan book.

  2. Emily
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 10:16:06

    According to Ms. Milan’s website, Unclaimed isn’t coming out until October.I wish there were more historicals on the list. Also I feel like her books are pushed too much. Also no mistoricals?

  3. Jane
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 10:19:28

    @Emily: I thought the book came out on Sept. 20. Last time I checked on Amazon, that was the release date. For September, the other historicals I read: Caroline Linden, Tessa Dare, and Katherine Ashe were not recommended reads for me.

    Tessa Dare’s was close but I still remained a bit bothered by how the battle of the sexes story played out.

    I don’t know what the other reviewers read for historicals this month.

    Do you have some recommendations for us?

  4. Christine M.
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 10:36:28

    @Emily: I don’t mind if books are “pushed” as long as they’re worth it. It’s like refusing to “push” Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs or Meredith Duran’s books because they’re constantly good.

  5. Courtney Milan
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 11:27:19

    @Emily and @Jane:

    The Kindle and nook versions of my book are scheduled for September 27th; the paperback version says September 20th on Amazon. I don’t know why they’re different, but I’ve been trying to tell people September 27 now, and that’s what I’m going to count as the release date.

  6. Lindsey
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 13:17:07

    Unclaimed’s Kindle release was changed to the 27th? That’s good to know. *Goes off to reformat book budget*

  7. Emily
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 13:49:25

    @Jane and Courtney
    Thank you for clearing that up!The book does look good. I mainly was confused by different information.

  8. Emily
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 13:52:48

    I went and checked Courtney Milan’s website again. It says October all over the place. I recommend that it should be updated if it is convienent. Also I did enjoy Unveiled.

  9. Courtney Milan
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 14:53:57

    @Emily: Courtney has no internet access at home at present. She did try to update it to September 27th in a few places, but without terminal access to run a search, it has not been easy. She apologizes, and hopes that internet access will be restored within short order.

    She is talking about herself in the third person mostly because she is punchy due to other circumstances.

  10. Jane
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 14:56:18

    @Emily I removed it from the September list. Thanks for pointing out the confusion.

  11. Jaclyn
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 18:59:32

    @Emily I haven’t been reading many historicals–been on a sff and contemporary streak. I plan to change that, I’ve got four historical ARCs on my bedside bookshelf right now.

  12. Lil
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 06:44:19

    Doesn’t Rose Lerner have a new book coming soon? I really liked IN FOR A PENNY and have been hoping to read more from her.

  13. Rosario
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 06:12:58

    I’ll be interested to read the review of Isle of Night. The review at the Book Smugglers’ sounded pretty awful, I look forward to seeing how Jaclyn and John saw the issues that bothered them.

  14. DS
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 10:10:25

    OT, but has anyone read any of the Medievals by Colleen Gleason– Herb Garden Series– and can make a recommendation? It looks like they might be self published but all other things being equal that can be a plus as much as a minus.

  15. Jane
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 10:25:53

    @DS I know that Jia read some of Gleason’s vampire historicals and the series fell apart toward the end. I know of other readers who have read her erotic remakes of classics and were really disappointed. I tried to read her Joss Ware stories and those were confusing without engaging characters. This is all to say, you should try one and report back. LOL

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