Daily Deals: Neighbors to Lovers, Harlequin Freebies, High tech fables

Daily Deals: Neighbors to Lovers, Harlequin Freebies, High tech fables

Blame It on Chocolate by Jennifer GreeneBlame It on Chocolate by Jennifer Greene. $ FREE

From the Jacket Copy:

Lucy Fitzhenry didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to do something stupid…

But when an experimental strain of chocolate that she’d developed needed testing, someone had to do it. Who knew that overindulging in her creation would turn an introverted plant lover into a wild nymphomaniac? Or that a celebration with Nick, her boss, would lead to a shocking kiss…and a whole lot more.

She blamed it on the chocolate. Her new discovery was supposed to have made her career. Not turn her practical, logical, normal life upside down and get her pregnant with her boss’s baby! Though she and Nick butted heads at work, if their one night together was any indication, they were a great match in bed. With a little luck (and chocolate!) maybe they could turn their one-night stand into the chance of a lifetime.

These freebies are pre orders from Harlequin. Currently they appear only at Amazon. I don’t know why but there it is.

Charlotte Hughes A New Attitude (Hqn Romance)
Meryl Sawyer Better Off Dead
Millie Criswell, Body Language (Hqn Books), No Strings Attached, Asking for Trouble
Carolyn Davidson Redemption
Pamela Britton Dangerous Curves
Sue Civil Brown Hurricane Hannah (Hqn Romance)
Lisa Jackson Tears of Pride
Gayle Wilson Wednesday’s Child

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Fake It by Jennifer ChanceFake It by Jennifer Chance. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

As her sizzling new series continues, Jennifer Chance sparks some serious combustion between a sexy biker and a corporate go-getter who’s ready to let her hair down.

New grad Anna Richardson works hard—so hard that she’s given up having a romantic life. Anna has even convinced her friends that she’s dating an amazing guy—who they’ve simply never met. But now Anna has a wedding to attend and needs to produce the hottie she’s been lying about for the past six months. Enter Jake Flynn, her infuriating, motorcycle-riding, jaw-droppingly gorgeous neighbor, who’s more than willing to fake it for a weekend. In fact, Jake won’t be satisfied until things get real.

Though Jake is only playing the role of adoring boyfriend, he’s starting to feel the heat, and judging by Anna’s sweet blush, so is she. Letting chemistry this intense go to waste would be a real shame. Soon, though, the thin line between fantasy and reality fades. Jake may not be what every buttoned-up fast-tracker wants, but he’s sure as hell what Anna needs. And if she takes a ride with him, their adventure never has to end.

Many readers liked the first in the series the best (Rock It) but thought this was an entertaining entry. Anna is a little uptight but lots of readers liked the hero.

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The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen GleasonThe Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood, so to speak. And when two young society girls disappear—one dead, one missing—there’s no one more qualified to investigate. Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve a murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The pressure is on and the stakes are high—if Stoker and Holmes don’t figure out why London’s finest sixteen-year-old women are in danger, they’ll become the next victims.

PW “Few answers are offered in this outing, but the author’s writing exudes energy, romance, and humor, and she gives her heroines strong, vibrant personalities as they puzzle out the expansive mystery unfolding before them”

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Moxyland by Lauren BeukesMoxyland by Lauren Beukes. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

What’s really going on? Who’s really in charge? You have NO. F***KING. IDEA.

A frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable, this novel follows the lives of four narrators living in an alternative futuristic Cape Town, South Africa. An art-school dropout, and AIDS baby, a tech-activist and an RPG-obsessed blogger live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one. Getting disconnected is a punishment worse than imprisonment, but someone’s got to stand up to Government Inc. – whatever the cost. Taking hedonistic trends in society to their ultimate conclusions, this tale paints anything but a forecasted utopia, satirically undermining the reified idea of progress as society’s white knight.

“Moxyland does lots of things, masterfully, that lots of sf never even guesses that it *could* be doing.” – William Gibson, author of Neuromancer

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