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Daily Deals: Weddings, romances, and gamblers

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To celebrate the audio release of Sherryl Woods’ “Safe Harbor”, our friends at Brilliance Audio are offering Woods’ novel “The Summer Garden” for free until September 3rd!

THE SUMMER GARDEN BOOK DESCRIPTION:

“Falling for ‘Maddening Moira’ O’Malley was the unexpected highlight of Luke O’Brien’s Dublin holiday. So when she pays a surprise visit to Chesapeake Shores, Luke is thrilled…at first. A fling with this wild Irish rose is one thing, but forever? Maybe someday, but not when he’s totally focused on establishing a business that will prove his mettle to his overachieving family. Given Luke’s reaction, Moira has some soul – searching of her own to do. Scarred by her father’s abandonment, she wonders if Luke, with his playboy past, is truly the family man she longs for. Adding to her dilemma, she’s offered an amazing chance at a dream career of her own. Deep down, though, Moira knows home is the real prize, and that love can be every bit as enchanted as a summer garden.”

To get the audiobook, Audiobooks.com members can search our website or apps for “The Summer Garden” and add it to their libraries. Non-members can also enjoy this title for free by downloading our iOS or Android app and searching for “The Summer Garden”. This offer is available exclusively through Audiobooks.com.

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The Gamble by Kristen AshleyThe Gamble by Kristen Ashley. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

“I adore Kristen Ashley’s books!”—-Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

Love is the greatest gamble of all . . .

Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can’t even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina’s cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

The owner of the house, Holden “Max” Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max’s past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.

This is one of Robin’s favorite KA books. It’s the start of the Colorado Mountain series which is one of my favorite of the KA books. Max, the hero, is one of the more low key KA heroes and Nina is a fun Englishwoman doing the fish out of water thing in Colorado.

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Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After Series #1) by Tessa DareRomancing the Duke (Castles Ever After Series #1) by Tessa Dare. $ 1.99 at AMZN | Apple

From the Jacket Copy:

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.

Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?
No, no, and . . . Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

This one.

PW gave this a starred rating. “Dare’s lyrical writing and expert, intense character development make this a romance to be savored with the eager expectation of future series installments. (Feb.)” and Smart Bitches says it’s a ” truly unique historical that will appeal to readers who aren’t often historical fans.”

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The Wedding Favor by Cara ConnellyThe Wedding Favor by Cara Connelly. $ 1.99 Apple | Amazon

From the Jacket Copy:

In her deliciously sexy debut, Cara Connelly gives a whole new meaning to crashing a wedding.

Before the wedding

Tyrell Brown wanted to get the hell out of Houston and back to his ranch. Instead, he’s stuck on a flight to France for his best friend’s wedding. To top it off, he discovers he’s sharing a seat with Victoria Westin, the blue-eyed, stiletto-heeled lawyer who’s been a thorn in his side for months.

At the wedding

Victoria can’t believe it! How can she be at the same wedding as this long, lean cowboy with a killer smile? So what if they shared a few in-flight cocktails, some serious flirting, and a near-miss at the mile-high club? She still can’t stand the man!

After the wedding

The wedding disaster’s in the rearview, but the sizzle between these two is still red-hot. They tried to be on their best behavior in France, but back in the States all bets are off . . .

I intensely dislike this cover. It looks old school historical to me rather than sharp modern contemporary. Harlequin Junkie writes “The Wedding Favor is a super sexy enemies-to-lovers romance [...] I definitely recommend this romance to fans of witty stories with strong characters who love to annoy each other in a fun, flirty way.”

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The Duke of Snow and Apples by Elizabeth VailThe Duke of Snow and Apples by Elizabeth Vail. $ 0.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Frederick Snow, first footman, is the perfect servant: efficient, hardworking, and completely bereft of emotion. Unbeknownst to his employers, he’s the lost Duke of Snowmont, on the run from a suspicious stepfather and a powerful magic he can only control by burying his passions beneath his frosty demeanor. He’s managed to hide behind his carefully ordered life until an impertinent miss arrives and challenges everything he thought he wanted.

If Charlotte Erlwood wants to land a wealthy, titled husband at her great aunt’s house party, she has to stop losing her temper – especially with inordinately handsome footmen. Perhaps if she recruits Frederick for her matrimonial schemes, she’ll be able to direct her attention toward suitable single noblemen and away from inappropriate dalliances. But Frederick’s frigid control is no match for Charlotte’s irrepressible spirit, and her passionate kiss could summon the darker side of his magic…or wake his heart from its frozen sleep.

This is a sweet romance with a gender-flipped fairytale at its heart with an upstairs/downstairs feel. It’s an alternate fantasy version of Regency England where one’s Fey bloodlines and magical skills determine one’s social status. There are not many reviews at this point. 
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Daily Deals: Secret photographer desires, Vampires, and Amnesiacs

Daily Deals: Secret photographer desires, Vampires, and Amnesiacs


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by Jane O’Reilly. $ 98c

From the Jacket Copy:

Setting up the money shot…

Quiet, sensible Ellie Smithson is a highly respectable photographer by day – but there are only so many wedding photo-shoots you can take without your mind wandering to what happens when the blissfully happy bride is swept off her feet and straight to the honeymoon suite’s sumptuous four-poster bed…

So after dark, Ellie takes pictures of a more…intimate nature – a dirty little secret she’s kept from her accountant Tom. Until now. It seems Tom is the subject of her next racy shoot!

It isn’t just the blurring of work and personal boundaries that’s the problem; secretly Ellie has always had fantasies of a most unprofessional nature about the almost illegally gorgeous Tom. With such temptation on display, how will she ever stay behind the camera?!

The first book in the Indecent… trilogy:

Indecent…Exposure

Indecent…Proposal

Indecent…Desires

A naughty, fun novella for anyone looking for hot erotica without BDSM. Received great reviews from Jennifer at RNN and our own Kaetrin at her personal blog Kaetrin’s Musings. The first in a loosely linked trilogy, this can be read as a standalone.  
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Bound by Night by Larissa IoneBound by Night by Larissa Ione. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Larissa Ione’s bestselling Demonica series has captivated fans with its sensual blend of dark passion and demonic fury. Now she takes you to another intoxicating world—where a dangerous clan of wild vampires rules the night . . .

A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .

A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE
A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever.

Many of the reviews said that this was a different take on vampires but struggled with the connection between the two main characters. Additionally, there is a child abuse trigger warning.

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Death in the Floating City by Tasha AlexanderDeath in the Floating City by Tasha Alexander. $ 2.99 AMZN | Apple

From the Jacket Copy:

The Huffington Post calls Tears of Pearl author Tasha Alexander “one to watch—and read” and Death in the Floating City, her new Lady Emily mystery set in Venice, proves it!

Years ago, Emily’s childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, scandalized polite society when she eloped to Venice with an Italian count. But now her father-in-law lies murdered, and her husband has vanished. There’s no one Emma can turn to for help but Emily, who leaves at once with her husband, the dashing Colin Hargreaves, for Venice. There, her investigations take her from opulent palazzi to slums, libraries, and bordellos. Emily soon realizes that to solve the present day crime, she must first unravel a centuries old puzzle. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people.

One of the critical reviews said it read like a teenage romance. I know that it’s supposed to deter me from reading but damn if it doesn’t make me want to hit the one click buy button.

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Enticed by Maya BanksEnticed by Maya Banks. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

From #1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR MAYA BANKS

Pregnancy, Passion and One Unforgettable Woman?

Bryony Morgan has come to New York for answers—and she won’t accept a brush-off from the father of her unborn child.She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. That’s because a crash has left Rafe with selective amnesia. But how could he ever forget a combustible beauty like Bryony? His solution to their stalemate: return to the island where they met, and relive the unforgettable nights in question—until he remembers everything?.

“Top Pick! [?] An extraordinarily moving romance with wonderfully charismatic protagonists.”
—RT Book Reviews on The Tycoon’s Secret Affair

ENTICED was originally published as Enticed by His Forgotten Lover

This was once a Silhouette Desire but Harlequin is rebranding it. Sarah Wendell enjoyed this series I believe. If you don’t like babies and amnesiac victims, stay away.  

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