Saturday, December 31, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: A Clockwork Fairytale by Helen Scott Taylor -- $2.99

We have to admit...we think this looks adorable...

Plucky, seventeen-year-old Melba was raised like a boy to pick pockets and run messages in the poor outer circles of Royal Malverne Isle, but she longs to move up the criminal hierarchy and become a spy. When nineteen-year-old Turk, a spymaster and local folk hero, accepts her pledge to join his gang, she thinks the Great Earth Jinn has heard her prayer. With his exotic, dark southern looks and wealthy lifestyle in the inner circle, Turk fascinates her. Yet he is not what he seems—he is really a monk working undercover for the Shining Brotherhood. The Brotherhood has secret plans for Melba, plans that make her a target of the evil Royal Victualler’s foul magic, plans that challenge Melba and Turk’s beliefs about life and duty, plans that tear them apart, just as they discover what it means to fall in love.

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Killer Secrets by Katie Reus -- 99 cents!

Journalist Eve Newman stumbles across the murder of a prominent member of her west Texas town and finds herself the target of a shadowy killer. When the body goes missing and the police don’t believe she saw it happen, she turns to the only man in town she can trust; her deceased brother’s best friend.

Former Marine, Macklin Quinn, has been half in love with Eve since they were kids, but he’s always considered her off-limits. When she turns to him for help he can’t send her away. Within twenty-four hours it’s clear she’s in trouble and someone wants her dead. Mac will do everything in his power to keep the feisty journalist alive and help her bring down the killer. And if they can stay alive long enough, he’ll do whatever it takes to convince her they’re meant to be together. 

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! Killer Secrets (Romantic Suspense)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Land of Falling Stars by Keta Diablo -- $2.99

After her parents die in a fire, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved home, Arbor Rose. The Civil War has devastated the South, and another blue coat has come to steal her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy inflicts his destruction, she shoots him. And soon discovers the soldier is Gavin, the champion of her childhood.

Gavin's dark secret lurks in Sophia’s future. When she discovers the truth, she's torn between a burning hunger for the man she truly loves and loyalty to Jesse, their childhood friend. The despicable acts of war have changed everything Sophia and Gavin once cherished. Yet somewhere deep in their hearts, the mystical Land of Falling Stars still exists.

Indulge yourself at only $2.99: Land of Falling Stars (Civil War Romance)

Special Feature: The Dark Fae by Terry Spear -- $2.99

Alicia's always known she's different--that she can recognize the mischievous fae when they show up to "play" with the humans. Only now she's faced with one highly annoyed dark fae and she's certain he knows the truth about her. She can see him, which means her life is forfeit.

Add to that, his sister arrives, who wants to play, too. And their mother, the queen of the Denkar, will want Alicia's head, once she learns what Alicia can do.

And all because Alicia was attempting to rescue her friend, Cassie, on their beach excursion at South Padre Island, from the wicked fae. Now, Alicia has really gone and done it--and she's thinking she should have let the fae have his fun. Her friend's broken heart would be a lot easier to deal with, than Alicia losing her life.

But it is too late for regrets. As soon as she threw the soda at the dark fae's chest, she had declared war on the fae. And he is happy to take up the challenge.

Indulge yourself at only $2.99. The Dark Fae (Paranormal & Fantasy Romance)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Noble Satyr by Lucinda Brant -- 99 cents!

Oh, we're looking forward to this one and the cover delights us!

Winner of the $10,000 Woman's Day/Random House Romantic Fiction Prize Romantic Book of the Year Finalist - Romance Writers Australia

A classic romance in the tradition of Georgette Heyer

It's 1745, the age of hedonism and enlightenment.
A young girl is abandoned at the court of Versailles.
The predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction.
An all-powerful adversary snatches her to safety.
But is he noble savior or a satyr most despicable?

Indulge yourself at only 99 cents! Noble Satyr (A Georgian Historical Romance)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Insight by Annie Rayburn -- 99 cents!

When Sela Marin encounters Jonavon Wyatt outside a mall, she’s surprised by the instant, powerful attraction and her ability to read his thoughts so clearly. Realizing he is her life-mate, she makes a bold move in the tradition of all female Crainesians, and is surprised to learn he has a fiancé. Confused by his ability to resist her advances, but hoping his insight along with their mind-mating and dream-sharing will bind him to her, Sela gives him three days to succumb to her pheromone lure.

But Jonavon is half Human and untrained in Crainesian ways. So, what's a strong Crainesian woman to do when her life-mate is too clueless to follow when beckoned? Seduce him with his own desires, of course!

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Weekly Free Read: Hidden by Blood by Laurie London -- Free!

Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy—Guardians who safeguard humanity and Darkbloods, rogues who will stop at nothing to satisfy their craving for the sweetest of human blood.

Now, former Army Ranger Finn McKentry finds himself imprisoned as a blood slave, forced to submit to an enemy more powerful than any he's encountered before. Only Brenna Stewart, the woman he'd loved and lost, can set him free—but the secret she harbors might lead them down the most dangerous path of all…

An ebook exclusive Sweetblood novella.

"Dark and sinfully sexy."

—New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair on Bonded by Blood

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Daily Cheap Read: Never Buried by Edie Claire -- 99 cents!

A young advertising executive finds her life in turmoil--she just lost her job, she may or may not have a boyfriend, and she's trying to help her cousin through a pregnancy. If that weren't enough, she wakes up to find a strange man lying in her backyard hammock. The fact that he is dead, and apparently has been embalmed for years, doesn't exactly help. With lots of time on her hands and a knack for nosing around, the young woman finds herself in the middle of a classic murder mystery. But can she solve the riddle before the killer puts her six feet under?

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Cheap Read: North of Need by Laura Kaye -- $4.99

From the Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Laura Kaye...

While attempting to escape the agonizing memories she associates with Christmas, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband and collapses in tears against the snowman at the sight of what she'll never have.
Called to life by the power of Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.
Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things, and her heart opens enough to believe he's a Christmas miracle. But this miracle comes with an expiration before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Summer in the City of Sails by Shelley Munro -- $1.49

Adventure is Summer William's mission!

Life in a small town is comfortable, but living with her loving but overprotective family means it lacks adventure. And forget romance with interfering brothers around. It's time to leave the cozy nest. Her grandiose plans come to a grinding halt when she becomes innocently involved with a crime boss. Then she bumps heads and lips with her uncle's sexy but very bossy neighbor.

Special Air Services soldier Nikolai Tarei owes his neighbor and friend a favor, but looking out for his twenty-two-year-old niece is stretching friendship too far. Summer is young, but her sex appeal, sassiness and brazen disregard for safety have Nikolai scrambling to protect both her and his battered heart.

Summer is a librarian who's a whiz at research. Now she's ready to try out the sex toys and sexual positions she's researched. Summer is tying Nikolai in sensual knots and driving him nuts in and out of bed. And blast it all-he's enjoying it.

Suddenly Nikolai's thinking about making the Summer babysitting assignment a full time commitment--if only he can persuade her to see things his way.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Wild Wild Widow by Emma Jay -- .99 cents!

Rebecca Chatham is no stranger to scandal. She and her husband delighted in shocking San Francisco society with their sexual exploits, not hard to do in 1888. But now her husband is dead. He left her penniless, forced to live under her wealthy father’s thumb. While searching for a protector, she once again becomes the focus of society gossip, and her father exiles her to her brother’s ranch in Central California.

Rebecca is miserable, until she meets the very handsome, very virile ranch foreman Judah Merrill. A real cowboy. Though she’s aware of their differences in status, she pursues him with a single-mindedness, until he catches her in the creek (and in the barn and on horseback). But what happens when she falls in love with him? Will he accept her wild wild heart?

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Weekly Splurge: Surrender to your Touch by Victoria Gray -- $6

I dunno about you all, but we remember the mini-series, North and South with great affection. If you've been yearning for a civil war romance, this might just be the book you need. 

Will Reed is out to settle a brutal score. The disgraced Rebel officer's own men want him hanged, and an enemy has ordered him killed. Clearing his name and evening the score can only begin with one person, the woman he once loved, Union spy Kate Sinclair.

For years Kate used seduction as a lure. She never let her heart get involved--until she fell in love with Will. Grieving his death, her joy at discovering him alive shatters when she is confronted by a bitter, vengeful man who will stop at nothing to learn the truth of her betrayal. As danger pursues them, Kate fights to tear down the barriers around Will's heart. But her most powerful weapon may ultimately destroy her--surrender.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: The Shenandoah Spy by Francis Hamit -- 99 cents!

If you're lucky enough to grab this book while it's on sale for 99 cents, you've got it at a steal but even if the price has moved up to $9.99 it's still a delightful splurge considering the print version is more than $20. If you love American history, check it out.

This is the story of Belle Boyd, a 17 year old girl in Martinsburg, Virginia, who became a spy and scout for the Confederate Army and later the first woman in American History to be commissioned an army officer. Belle used her charm and sexuality to get information from Union Army officers and played an important role in providing Stonewall Jackson information he needed to begin his famous Valley Campaign of 1862.

The narrative here is based upon actual people and events of the time. Extensive research went into creating the framework of facts on which this historical novel hangs. It is not a tale for children since war is cruel and Belle was willing to anything -- anything!--she needed to do to gather intelligence for her superiors. She did much of this gathering at her uncle's hotel in Front Royal, from the midst of a Union Army headquarters,unwittingly assisted by Union Army officers who included her lover, Captain Daniel Keily.

This is the first of several books that Francis Hamit is writing about the Confederate Secret Service and the women who were its most effective agents.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! The Shenandoah Spy (Civil War Historical Fiction)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Second Chances by Tess St. John -- $2.99

Lady Emma Easton’s elopement to an elderly earl shields her from an abusive father, until her husband’s death leaves her vulnerable once again. Only one man can protect her—the earl’s trusted friend, Viscount Drake.

After losing his wife, Lord Drake vows never to marry again. But his heart warms to the young widow he’s promised to protect. Emma’s love frees him from the darkness that’s consumed him. But now Drake must protect her from her father’s evil whims, or face losing her forever.

Indulge yourself at only $2.99: Second Chances (Regency Historical Romance)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Sower of Dreams by Debra Holland -- .99 cents!

A Fantasy Romance endorsed by Andre Norton, The Grand Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Desert and sea both provide vivid backgrounds for action and real emotion in Sower of Dreams--outstanding and well-presented fantasy, which will keep the book in one's hands, eyes on the page--a GOOD READ."

"Debra Holland brings together a warrior princess in a desperate fight for her life and a modern-day hero who's fleeing his murderous half-brother. Under two moons, they meet with passion, inner strength and a six sense that adds yet another dimension to their world." Jacqueline Diamond

Overview of Sower of Dreams:

A country invaded.
A princess on the run for her life.
A hero from another world.
An evil god who wants their souls.

Can they join forces to defeat the evil one and win freedom for their people?

"Sower of Dreams is a richly colored tapestry of fantasy that bridges from our ordinary world into an amazing other world where love and duty collide. Her characters have warmth and depth that echoes the underlying philosophy of all Debra Holland's books, whether fantasy or historical. Now I must have the sequel. Now!" Nadele Jacobs
"I just finished this book in one day and I enjoyed it immensely. It wasn't complicated to follow as some sci-fi books tend to be, and I was fully immersed in this new world. The characters are compelling as well as their trials. I'm starting book 2 now and all I can say is I hope Debra has book three ready by tomorrow." Donna Renteria

Indulge yourself at only .99 cents: Sower of Dreams (A Fantasy Romance)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: The Tears of Elios by Crista McHugh -- $2.99

Shape-shifters’ Rule #1: Don’t let the humans know you still exist.

Rule #2: If a human finds out about you, silence them.

Some rules were meant to be broken…

Ranealya ruthlessly plays by the rules and has outlived most of her race because of it. If she wants to survive, she’ll have to stick to them, especially with a genocidal tyrant hell-bent on destroying all the non-humans in the realm. But everything falls apart when a human saves her life.

Gregor knows he’s inviting trouble when he helps a wounded shape-shifter, but he can’t pass up the opportunity to study one before they become extinct. She disturbs the quiet order of his scholarly existence, vexes him in more ways than he can count, and encourages him to break enough of the kingdom’s laws so that not even being the king’s cousin will save his head. The problem is, he’s already lost his heart.

Weekly Free Read: The Moghul by Thomas Hoover -- Free!

India 1620: India is ruled by the son of the great Akbar, and is about to pass his crown to one of his sons. Brian Hawksworth, ship's captain and emissary of King James, must choose sides, but will he choose correctly? The future of England, and of India, depend on it.

He had come to India to open trade for "barbaric" England and squeeze out the Portuguese, who try to kill him at every opportunity. But once on land, he becomes captivated by the country and the people. The beauty and romance of the exquisite Moghul Empire seduce him from his material goals to a new quest for supreme sensuality in music, mystical visions, and sacred lovemaking.

From pulse-pounding sea battles, to tiger hunts, war elephants, harems and forbidden love-The Moghul takes you on a breath-taking tour of the India that existed before the British Raj.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Daily Cheap Reads: The Z Word by Bella Street

Book One of Apocalypse Babes, The Z Word, follows Seffy Carter and her longtime friends Gareth, Addison and Lani. The four besties share a past dysfunctional and dark enough to keep them bound together under do-over identities. But rends develop in their relationships from the flesh-eating pressures of ending up in 1980, in a Montana desert, surrounded by zombies wearing dated disco duds.

Indulge yourself for only $0.99! The Z Word (Apocalypse Babes)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~William Shakespeare

Makenna James thinks her day can’t get any worse, until she finds herself stuck in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call and juggling too much stuff, the pin-striped accountant caught only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights went out.

Caden Grayson is amused when a redhead literally falls at his feet. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he’s terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he’s trapped in his own worst nightmare.

To fight fear, they must both reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?

Indulge yourself for only $3.75 Hearts in Darkness

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Daily Cheap Read: A Wife by Christmas by Callie Hutton -- $3.49

High School Principal Max Colbert needs to get rid of that pesky History teacher, Ellie Henderson. Getting her married off is the perfect solution, except everyone he introduces her to doesn’t seem right.

In 1906 Guthrie, Oklahoma, History teacher, Ellie Henderson, has been a thorn in High School Principal Max Colbert’s side ever since he took over three months ago. When she’s not flying by his office, late for her class, with books and papers jumbled in her arms, she’s attending Suffragettes meetings against his orders.

Because of her family connections, he can’t fire her, but he can certainly find someone to marry her, and keep her busy in the kitchen. And far away from his school. Max soon finds that what seemed like a good idea can turn into disaster when Miss Ellie Henderson is involved. The woman is a master at getting into trouble.

With the Christmas season in full swing, he has many opportunities to introduce her to prospective husbands. However, the uncomfortable feeling is growing that no one is worthy of the minx…
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Weekly Splurge: Wicked Woman by Annabelle Weston -- $7.00

Book One in the Desert Heat series!  There are some things a man can’t walk away from. Nathan Bender is on a quest for vengeance. What he finds is sexy saloon-dolly O’Dell Murphy. She holds the information he needs—and becomes a temptation he can’t resist.

O’Dell longs for a respectable life outside the saloon. When the man Nathan is searching for steals O’Dell’s savings, she has no choice but to go after him.

Torn between passion and revenge, Nathan reluctantly accompanies O’Dell through the Sonoran Desert. There are some things a man can’t walk away from—and Nathan is finding it’s not revenge that binds him. It’s O’Dell, and the wicked, sinful pleasure she provides.

Reader Advisory: This book contains violence and a brief depiction of rape.

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Daily Cheap Read: Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland

With the tragic death of her fiancé, Elizabeth Hamilton believed she’d never love again. The comfortable life she’s settled into with her brother in Boston, is upset when he abruptly marries. Displaced by her spiteful new sister-in-law, and hoping to find a home for herself, Elizabeth allows handsome cowboy Nick Sanders to escort her from Boston to her friend’s Montana ranch.

In Montana, Elizabeth meets attractive Caleb Livingston, a wealthy banker who strongly resembles her beloved fiancé, and believes she has a second chance at love. Yet, she has to fight a growing attraction to Nick. In braving the dangers and hardships of the West, Elizabeth discovers unexpected strengths within herself--strengths tested when an influenza epidemic ravages the town. As a child’s life hangs in the balance, Elizabeth must choose between the man who has everything, and the one with nothing but his heart to offer.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Weekly Free Read: The Reiver by Jackie Barbosa -- Free!

 Duncan Maxwell, laird of Lochmorton Castle, gets the shock of his life when he discovers the reiver captured in a raid on his lands is not a boy, but a young woman. Although she flatly refuses to tell him her name or how she came to be riding with a raiding party, Duncan cannot countenance imprisoning a woman in his dungeon but neither can he release her without compensation. Unable to ransom her back to her family, he treats her as an honored—though exceptionally well-supervised—guest. He takes to calling her Reva and determines to seduce the truth of her identity from her. There’s just one problem—the reiver may steal his heart before he can reveal her secrets.

This story was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance.

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Daily Cheap Read: A Lady's Charade by Eliza Knight -- $3.79

From across a field of battle, English knight, Alexander, Lord Hardwyck, spots the object of his desire—and his conquest, Scottish traitor Lady Chloe.

Her lies could be her undoing…Abandoned across the border and disguised for her safety, Chloe realizes the man who besieged her home in Scotland has now become her savior in England. Her life in danger, she vows to keep her identity secret, lest she suffer his wrath, for he wants her dead.

Or love could claim them both and unravel two countries in the process…

Alexander suspects Chloe is not who she says she is and has declared war on the angelic vixen who's laid claim to his heart. A fierce battle of the minds it will be, for once the truth is revealed they will both have to choose between love and duty.

Indulge yourself for only $3.79! A Lady's Charade (Medieval Romance Novel)

Weekly Splurge: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray -- $9.99

Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers...
To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win-or die?
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Lily of the Nile (Cleopatra's Daughter, #1)