Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Skater Boy by Mari Mancusi--$3.99

Ok, here at the Nook Lovers, we're not afraid to admit it. This is just the kind of adventure that we would have liked to have in high school. We love absolutely everything about this cover, too!

Dawn Miller is sick of being good. Her parents have scheduled her to within an inch of her life and her popular friends can only think of hooking up and shopping. She's ready for a serious boyfriend, and it's definitely not the obnoxious rich boy everyone wants her to date.

Then she meets Starr, the headmaster's rebellious daughter who refuses to play by the rules. The differences between them are night and day but Dawn is fascinated. Starr introduces her to a world she didn't even know existed: hip indy record stores, all night raves, and cute skateboarders who hang out underneath a parking deck downtown.

Skateboarders like the gorgeous Sean, who's sweet, smart, and curiously serious --everything Dawn's always wanted in a boyfriend. Soon she finds herself head over heels and doing the unthinkable, lying to her parents and friends. Deep down she knows her parents will never approve of this boy from the wrong side of town...and her secret life is finally catching up to her. Will Dawn be forced to choose between the girl she was and the girl she is meant to be? And if she chooses, will she lose her skater boy forever?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: A Year to Remember by Shelly Bell--$4.99

This one has a very original premise!

When her younger brother marries on her twenty-ninth birthday, food addict Sara Friedman drunkenly vows to three hundred wedding guests to find and marry her soul mate within the year.

After her humiliating toast becomes a YouTube sensation, she permits a national morning show to chronicle her search. With the help of best friend, Missy, she plunges head first into the shallow end of the dating pool.

Her journey leads her to question the true meaning of soul mates, as she decides between fulfilling her vow to marry before her thirtieth birthday and following her heart’s desire. But before she can make the biggest decision of her life, Sara must begin to take her first steps toward recovery from her addiction to food.

Indulge yourself for only $4.99: A Year to Remember

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekly Special Feature: Guarding Suzannah by Norah Wilson--$2.99

There's no love lost between criminal defense lawyer Suzannah Phelps and the St. Cloud police department. Now she's being stalked, but she won’t turn to the police, who may be behind it. But when Det. John Quigley learns of it, he's determined to protect her, no matter who is harassing her. They've struck sparks off each other in the courtroom, and he's burning to do the same in the bedroom.

Daily Cheap Read: Siren Song by Stephanie Draven--$2.99

This Greek Myth-inspired romance was the recipient of the 2011 CataRomance Reviewer's Choice Award!

When Chloe Karras sings, she knows that no one can resist her sensual allure—except for the sexy naval officer seemingly immune to her voice. But Captain Alex Shore is just the man she wants to take home after her performance—until he tells her what she thought were imagined powers are real...and dangerous.

Alexandros knows firsthand how seductive sirens are, as well as their potential to destroy. Yet the former sea soldier feels a powerful attraction to the beautiful rock singer that goes beyond her spell. Can he banish Chloe from the town he's vowed to protect—or will he be drawn into the siren's bed?

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Siren Song (Paranormal Romance)

Weekly Free Read: The Savvy Book Marketer by Dana Lynn Smith--Free!

We think some of our readers are authors, so we offer this for your enjoyment!

In this information-packed ebook, you'll find a wealth of book marketing and publishing advice from some of the top experts in the field. Here are just a few of the topics covered by the 52 expert authors of this book:

  • Getting Endorsements for Your Book
  • Blog Ideas for Fiction Writers
  • How to Sell to Libraries
  • Book Video Trailers: 11 Steps to Make Your Own
  • How to Plan Your Virtual Book Tour 
  • Top 10 Ways to Maximize Book Sales on Amazon
  • Anatomy of a Media Release
  • How to Build Your Author Platform
  • Best Ways to Approach Radio and TV Talk Shows
  • How to Market Children's Books in Schools
  • Promote a Book with Twitter: Top 10 Strategies for Authors
  • How Do Books Get Stocked in Bookstores?
  • 12 Secrets to Selling More Books at Events
  • How to Craft Back Cover Copy that Sells Books by the Boatload
  • How to Sell More Books to Corporations
  • Get your copy of Savvy Book Marketing Secrets now and jump-start your book sales!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Rose of York by Sandra Worth--$2.99

Move over Tudors! This is the first novel in the multi-award winning ROSE OF YORK SERIES revolving around the tragic figure of King Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Seriously, this is a steal!

Set in Malory's England during the Wars of the Roses, this acclaimed winner of a remarkable nine awards tells the true story of two star-crossed lovers -- Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville -- before they become King and Queen of England. A stirring tale of romance and intrigue.

A love story based on history set in Malory's England, and the winner of six awards. 

"Expounding an historical epic of honor and love during the time of the Wars of the Roses, The Rose of York: Love & War is both dramatic and evocative in its portrayal of struggling souls making the best choices they can in an unjust world. A deftly written, reader engaging, thoroughly entertaining and enthusiastically recommended historical novel which documents its author as a gifted literary talent." --Midwest Book Review 

"The historical detail is marvelous. Worth's depiction of the troubled times, uncertainty of life and the portrayal of historical figures as multidimensional people with good intentions, bad decisions, greed, jealousy and goodness of heart will leave you wanting the next book immediately." --Romantic Times Magazine, A Romantic Times TOP PICK!

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: The Rose of York: Love and War (Historical Fiction)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Five Days in Summer by Katia Lief--99 cents!

She was supposed to be right back...

Before the long drive home from vacation on Cape Cod, Emily Parker made a quick run to the grocery store…and disappeared.

When her car is found abandoned in the parking lot, her husband, Will, turns to a retired FBI profiler named John Geary for help.

As her family scours the Cape for her, Emily’s thoughts are not on her own safety. Kept helpless in a madman’s lair, she watches him prepare a five-day countdown that will bring him to his real victim—her young son.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! Five Days in Summer (Mystery)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekly Splurge: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins--$7.49

If you're one of the three people left on the planet who haven't read this runaway bestseller yet, now's your chance to pick it up at a relatively frugal price before the movie releases!

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games...

Daily Cheap Read: The Mill River Recluse--99 cents!

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.

Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River--a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher--are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps--one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever. 
The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! The Mill River Recluse

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee--99 cents!

Blake Harrison:
Rich, titled, and charming… And in need of a wife by Wednesday so he turns to Sam Elliot who isn’t the business man he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, engaging and spunky with a voice men call 900 numbers to hear. 

Samantha Elliot:
Owner of Alliance, her matchmaking firm, and not on the marital menu... That is until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. All she needs to do is keep her attraction to her husband to herself and avoid his bed. But Blake’s toe-curling kisses and charm prove too difficult to combat. Now she needs to protect her heart so she can walk away when their mercenary life together is over.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! Wife by Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Fright Court by Mindy Klasky--$2.99

Those who love HP Mallory should add the wonderful Mindy Klasky to their bookshelves. If you like cupcakes, vampires and lawyers, this is the book for you! 

Sarah Anderson has found her dream job: Clerk of Court for the District of Columbia Night Court. Dream job, that is, until she’s attacked in the open courtroom by a vampire defendant. And until she’s forced to take self-defense lessons from her boss, the enigmatic vampire James Morton. And until she learns that she can’t share the truth about any of that with her best friend, Allison Ward – even over delectable cupcakes from the Cake Walk bakery.

Soon, Sarah is surrounded by vampires, griffins, and sprites – all members of a secret supernatural court. And when a deceptively easy-going reporter starts to ask questions, Sarah wonders just what answers she is supposed to give….

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Fright Court (Fantasy, Humor)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: A Taste of Midnight by Lara Adrian--$1.99

For fans who have been been waiting to devour Darker After Midnight, as well as new readers tempted by the seductive thrills of her Midnight Breed novels, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian offers up a tantalizing appetizer in A Taste of Midnight. 

In this spellbinding eBook novella of otherworldly desire, a woman whose destiny was born from a blood kiss discovers that second chances do come . . . even for immortals.

A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can’t forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate’s homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport.

As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace—and seems somehow achingly familiar. Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer’s business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed nature—especially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees.

Contains a preview of the hotly anticipated nightcap of Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series, Darker After Midnight!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekly Free Read: Le Cirque De Magie by Marsha A. Moore--Free!

We love books set in the 1920s!

The circus is a blur of commotion with last minute preparations for the spring tour. Ravi, the high-wire heart throb, becomes jittery when he meets the company’s newly-hired female dwarf. Hours before departure, his magical perceptions are on fire as he witnesses her involvement in a gory bump off.

The circus manager can’t be found. Ravi is desperate to protect his sweetheart and performing partner, Alice. The train creaks away, beginning the long journey with danger stowed on board. Nicknamed the Great Birdman, Ravi steps forward and exposes his true identity—a real risk during edgy, vigilante times of prohibition. A brave move—but will his Suparna abilities be enough to snuff out this fierce demon?

Pick it up now for free!Le Cirque De Magie

Weekly Special Feature: Eye of the Storm by Samantha Storm--$2.99

A secret war wages on our streets, unknown to all but a few, for control of the future and freedom of powerful psychic talents. The government, industry and the crime world all want to use them, but as more talents spring up in the populace things begin to spiral out of control. Especially gifted talents with their own agendas begin to manipulate all of the players, to their own ends.

A car bomb hurls Katlin Campbell, a young redheaded beauty and a second generation talent, into this world of chaos. She is forced to go on the run, her head filled with dangerous information passed on to her by a dying man. Her only chance of survival -- Ryker Duncan, a retired bodyguard with an agenda of his own. Can she trust the growing feelings between them, or is he just waiting for a chance to sell her to the highest bidder?

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Eye of the Storm

Daily Cheap Read: Lincoln's Last Hours by Dr. Charles Leale--99 cents!

This is for all the dads and civil war history buffs out there.

A rare first person account by Army Surgeon, Dr. Charles Leale detailing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater on the night of April 14, 1865. Dr. Leale was the first medical doctor to reach the President that night and was by his side throughout the night and the next morning at his death on April 15th. This short but gripping account gives insight into that horrendous night and the following day. This is a transcribed speech Dr. Leale delivered in February 1909.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS Illustrated

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Raven's Wish by Susan King--99 cents!

Oh, lads and lassies, if you've ever read any of award-winning and bestselling author Susan King's fiction, you know that it's lyrical. Whether writing straight historical fiction as Susan Fraser King or award-winning romance as Susan King, she's an author we worship.

When Elspeth Fraser, a beautiful Highland seer, has a sudden vision of a handsome stranger's death, she is stunned to see that same man ride into her life soon after. Duncan Macrae is not only the queen's lawyer--he has been sent north to stop the feud between Elspeth's wild Highland cousins and a neighboring clan. Determined to send him away to save his life, Elspeth soon resists a strong attraction to the queen's handsome, mysterious lawyer. Duncan ignores her warnings, intent on finishing his mission for the queen, yet he never expects to feel such passion for this stormy, vibrant Highland lass. When a dangerous enemy threatens all they hold dear, they must face their shared destiny--for if the prediction holds true, they will lose all... including the powerful love that could save them both.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! The Raven's Wish (Historical Romance, Scottish Romance)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Ties that Bind by Kate Pearce--99 cents!

We think very highly of Kate Pearce and her talent. If you pick up this book, we're pretty sure that you will too!

When Lady Arabella's errant husband returns after a two-year absence, she's still furious with him. Will past hurts finally be explained, and will Lord James be shocked to discover that Arabella has made the best of the situation with the help of his friend, Tom? Or will Lord James turn the tables and win their sexual battle once and for all? Contains m/f/m and mild infidelity.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! The Ties That Bind (Menage, Historical Erotic Romance)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Before She Dies by Mary Burton--$4.89

Here at the Nook Lovers, we've actually met Mary Burton and we can't figure out how such a very nice lady writes such creeptastic books. We're spooked just glancing at the cover, but in all the right ways. Thriller fans should grab this one up.

In death, they are purified. Holding his victims under water, he washes away their sins as they struggle for their last breath. Then he stakes their bodies to the ground, exposing them for what they really are. Witches, sent to tempt and to corrupt. . .

Jury. . .

No one knows about defense attorney Charlotte Wellington's murdered sister, or about her childhood spent with the carnival that's just arrived in town. For Charlotte, what's past is past. But others don't agree. And as a madman's body count rises, she and Detective Daniel Rokov are drawn into a mission that's become terrifyingly personal. . .

And Executioner

At last, she is within his reach. All his victims deserve their fate, but her guilt is greatest. And with every scream, he will make her see what it means to suffer and repent--before she dies. . .

Praise for the novels of Mary Burton

"Terrifying. . .this chilling thriller is an engrossing story." --Library Journal on Merciless

"Stieg Larsson fans will find a lot to like in Burton's taut, well-paced novel." --Publishers Weekly
"A twisted tale. . .I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson on Dying Scream

Indulge yourself for only $4.89: Before She Dies (Thriller, Suspense)

Weekly Splurge: Nekropolis by Maureen F. McHugh--$9.99

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year is our favorite book written by Hugo Award-winning SF author, Maureen McHugh. At $9.99 we think it's a bargain because this book is both beautiful and brilliant.

Life exists in the Nekropolis—but it is ia life with no future. To escape, Hariba agrees to be "jessed," a technobiological process that enhances natural loyalties. At 26, she enters a wealthy household as an indentured servant, free, she believes, of the Nekropolis.
Akhmim, a beautiful, charming harni, an intelligent, machine-bred creature, also enters Hariba's new household. Occupying the lowest stratum of society, harni are despised—and feared—by their "superiors" for their cool detachment. And though he is considered less than human, Akhmim asks Hariba troubling questions she cannot answer, questions that cut to her soul.

Hugo Award-winning author Maureen F. McHugh has imagined a breathtaking story of humanity and individuality, creating a society in which two misfits defy rigid conventions as they dare to do the impossible...fall in love.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Deadly Secrets by Terry Odell--$2.99

Mapleton, Colorado's police chief, Gordon Hepler, would rather be on the streets than behind a desk dealing with budgets and the town council, but he promised his late mentor he'd accept the position. And to Gordon, a promise is a promise, even if the person you made it to isn't around anymore. However, doubts creep in, and he wonders if he was shoved into the job because his mentor thought he couldn't cut it on the streets.

Everything changes when a fatal traffic accident well outside Mapleton seems connected to elderly Rose and Sam Kretzer, two of Mapleton's most beloved citizens. The arrival of Megan, the Kretzer's grown ward, and Justin, their grandson add to his troubles when Megan is mugged. In addition, Justin is renovating his grandparents' house despite their objections, and then someone breaks in and the house is ransacked. When Gordon ties the car accident to a grisly murder in Mapleton—the first anyone in town can remember—he's afraid he's into more than he bargained for.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Wedding Gift by Lucy Kevin--$2.99

Here at the Nook Lovers we want to marry this cover. Four weddings and a fiasco? That sounds like so much fun that whatever Lucy Kevin asks of us, we're ready to say I do!

Fans of romance novels by Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery will enjoy THE WEDDING GIFT by Lucy Kevin, the first fun, sweet contemporary romance in the Four Weddings and a Fiasco series.

After Julie Delgado’s restaurant closes, she temporarily takes over the catering position at the Rose Chalet, a full-service San Francisco wedding venue. She plans to dazzle the bride and groom so the Chalet’s owner will keep her around, but fate has other plans for her when the bride’s brother shows up for the first food tasting.

Andrew Kyle is not only the Cuisine Channel’s Edgy Eats host and chef, but his recent review of Julie’s restaurant was the final nail in its coffin. Once he meets Julie at the Rose Chalet, he’s certain she’s playing it safe. And he wants nothing more than to be the one to break her guarded passions loose.

But despite the undeniable sparks between Julie and Andrew – and the fact that he seems to believe in her when no one else does – can she afford to be taking risks with her cooking, with her career…or with her heart?

(THE WEDDING GIFT is an eBook original novel of 40,000 words - approximately 180 pages)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Can't Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre--$4.99

Get ready for another Sullivan bad boy to fall in love in CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE, the third book of Bella Andre's bestselling contemporary romance series! 

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire...and can't stop thinking about. 

Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving - and losing - a man with a dangerous job again. 

Only, when Gabe and Megan meet again and uncontrollable flames of desire ignite between them, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination, and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter…but the way his sweetly sensual kisses are challenging her to risk everything she’s been guarding for so long? 

This winter, if one - or both - of them aren’t careful, they just might end up falling in love.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekly Special Feature: Forever His by Shelly Thacker--$2.99

Available at this special price for a limited time!

An enchanting time-travel romance for fans of Jude Deveraux and Diana Gabaldon.

Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion--or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?

Winner of the National Readers Choice Award: Best Historical Romance of the Year

A full-length novel of 125,000 words
Adult content: explicit love scenes -- Originally published by Avon Books

This Author's Preferred Edition e-book includes bonus content: “The Making of Forever His: The Story Behind the Story,” plus sneak previews of upcoming Shelly Thacker books.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Forever His: A Time-Travel Romance

Weekly Free Read: Sentence of Marriage--Free!

This one comes highly recommended by my mom!

In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice.

"One of the best historical novels I’ve had the pleasure to read in years." - WorkingGirl Reviews.

"The story was captivating, the characters real, the dialogue crisp. I admit to having cried and laughed and even having wanted to murder a character and beat another one within an inch of his life — which is simply a testament to how well written these books are." - AmericanEditor.

Daily Cheap Read: Sea Witch by Helen Hollick--$3.99

The first voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue, from acclaimed historical fiction author Helen Hollick. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance.

"Everything we want in a grand pirate adventure ... a terrific read" (James L. Nelson, author)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey--$3.99

From a Golden Heart Award-Winning Author!

One title to change his life...

A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William “Ferguson” Avenel is content to live in exile – until his father dies in the scandal of the Season. With rumors of insanity swirling around them, his sisters desperately need a chaperone. Ferguson thinks he’s found the most proper woman in England – and he won’t ruin her, even if he secretly desires the passionate woman trapped beneath a spinster’s cap.

One chance to break the rules...

Lady Madeleine Vaillant can’t face her blighted future without making one glorious memory for herself. In disguise, on a London stage, she finds all the adoration she never felt from the ton. But when she’s nearly recognized, she will do anything to hide her identity – even setting up her actress persona as Ferguson’s mistress. She’ll take the pleasure he offers, but Madeleine won’t lose her heart in the bargain.

One season to fall in love...

Every stolen kiss could lead to discovery, and Ferguson’s old enemies are determined to ruin them both. But as their dangerous passion ignites their hearts and threatens their futures, how can an heiress who dreams of freedom deny the duke who demands her love?

Indulge Yourself for Only $3.99: Heiress Without A Cause (Historical Romance)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Harem by Colin Falconer--$2.99

Colin Falconer is the best selling author of WHEN WE WERE GODS and AZTEC and over twenty other novels. His books have been translated into seventeen languages.

"A page-turner . . . This peek behind the walls of the seraglio will seduce lovers of large-scale historical fiction." - Booklist

He had everything a man might dream of; wealth, power and the choice of hundreds of the most beautiful women in his Empire. Why then did he forsake his harem for the love of just one woman, and marry her in defiance of the centuries-old code of the Osmanlis? 

This is the astonishing story of Suleiman, the one they called the Magnificent, and the woman he loved. 

Suleiman controlled an empire of thirty million people, encompassing twenty different languages. As a man, he was an enigma; he conquered all who stood against him with one of the world's first full time professional armies - yet he liked to write poetry; he ravaged half of Europe but he rebuilt Istanbul in marble; he had teams of torturers and assassins ready to unleash at a whim - yet history remembers him as a great lawmaker.

''Harem' literally means 'Forbidden': Forbidden to men. Once the Sultan was the only man - the only complete man - who could pass through its iron-studded doors. But what was that world really like?

For a woman living in the Harem the only way out was to somehow find her way into the Sultan's bed and bear him a son. But the young Sultan was often away at war and when he did return he neglected his harem for just one favourite wife. But one young Russian concubine inside his seraglio was not content to allow fate decide the course of her life. She was clever and she was ruthless. And she had a plan. 

Into this world are drawn two unforgettable characters; a beautiful young Italian noblewoman, captured by corsairs and brought to the Harem as a concubine; and the eunuch who loved her once, long ago, in Venice. 

From medieval Venice to the slave markets of Algiers, from the mountains of Persia to the forbidden seraglio of the Ottoman's greatest sultan, this is a tale of passion and intrigue in a world where nothing is really as it seems.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Harem (Historical Fiction)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekly Splurge: Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn--$12.99

73 Five Star Reviews Can't Be Wrong! An exciting debut: a vivid, richly imagined saga of ancient Rome from a masterful new voice in historical fiction.

Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress's rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life-that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart.

As Lepida goes on to wreak havoc in the life of a new husband and his family, Thea remakes herself as a polished singer for Rome's aristocrats. Unwittingly, she attracts another admirer in the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But Domitian's games have a darker side, and Thea finds herself fighting for both soul and sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of the brilliant and paranoid Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor's mistress.

Treat yourself for only $12.99: Mistress of Rome (Historical Fiction)

Daily Cheap Read: Inside Heat by Roz Lee--$2.99

Professional baseball players Jeff and Jason Holder are at the top of their game. Jeff is the Texas Mustangs’ closer, revered throughout the Major League for throwing inside heat, while his twin brother Jason is the team’s starting catcher and star hitter.

The two have always shared more than their identical DNA, so when they meet Megan Long, it’s no wonder they both want her. Megan doesn’t know baseball, but she does know a sexy guy when she sees one - or two. Unable to resist their charms, Megan finds herself in bed with both of them, but falling in love with only one.

 When a potentially career-ending injury sidelines Jeff, his ego takes a hit too. Megan finds herself on the outside – the dirty little secret. It doesn’t help that Jeff has gotten the wrong impression about her and his brother.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Inside Heat (Contemporary Baseball Erotic Romance)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Love Delivered by Joya Fields--$2.50

Fan favorite here at the Nook Lovers, newcomer Joya Fields is about to give you a sweet small-town love story that will make you eye your mail carrier in a whole new light.

Bianca McClain has worked for years to achieve her dream job in New York City. After her grandmother passes away, she finds herself returning to the small town she grew up in to ready her house for sale. The slow, friendly pace of the town and its citizens, especially Pete the mailman, appeal to her--but there's no way she's giving up everything she's accomplished in New York.

Born and raised in Centreville, Maryland, Pete Schaeffer loves his small town mail carrier job and can't imagine leaving for any reason--or anyone--so he's dumbfounded by his intense attraction to Bianca, a woman with a fast-paced life in the big city.

Pete and Bianca soon find themselves lost in each other's arms. When the summer ends, they will have big decisions to make. Will the small-town guy and big-city girl find common ground and lasting love, or will their differences drive them apart?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Jungle Heat by Sarah Makela--$3.99

The Amazon Rainforest still contains a few secrets. One of these secrets is a hidden village of women whose history is filled with the horror of conquering men.

Adara Rukan, princess of the Amazons, ventures away from her village to find something waiting for her. Andrei "Rei" Makarov is a weretiger and a biologist on assignment. Can Rei and Adara find love enough to bridge their two separate worlds?

Treat yourself for under $4: Jungle Heat

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Shattered by Kate Kelly--99 cents!

His confidence shattered for failing to save his sister’s life, Detective Jay Rawlings insists he be left alone to live the lonesome cowboy life. But when the woman he once loved, Tess MacLean, returns to his ranch with a killer and the police in hot pursuit, Jay suddenly has to face the demons from his past. A past he would change if he could - starting with convincing Tess that their love deserves a second chance.

Treat yourself for only 99 cents! Shattered (Cowboy Romance)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekly Free Read: Bait by Annie Nicholas--Free!

Live bait makes all the difference.

Sent on a mission to lure Budapest’s vampire Overlord into a trap, Connie Bence is instead caught red-handed by the dark Casanova. 

Her employer has concrete proof of the dubious leader’s misdeeds but she is surprised when this ruthless killer, Rurik, offers her protection and rescues her from his own kind. It plants seeds of doubt in her mind and she begins to question his guilt. 

Now she is thrown into his world where blackmail determines her every move and where she must betray those she cares about or let them die. The stakes are high. She either puts her trust in Rurik or leads him to his execution. 

Love or life. 

Pick it up now for free! BAIT: The Angler Series Book One

Weekly Special Feature: Spellbound Legend by Claudy Conn--99 cents!

Maxine Reigate discovers she is a Druid Priestess and as such is expected to help the Seelie Fae keep the Dark and monstrous Unseelie Fae behind their Prison Wall. The partners with her in this effort, are two very different and absolutely mesmerizing males. One is a Prince of the Fae, and the other--a High Druid Priest just revived after a two hundred year coma.

She travels to Scotland to stay at a warded castle belonging to the Druid, Julian MacTalbot. During this time, an obsessed and blood-drinking beautiful, evil and ancient woman decides she wants Maxie dead, and has the magical powers to achieve her goal. As Maxie’s own magical mana develops, so does her love for one of her partners, and the question remains, will the one she chooses--be he right one?

Treat yourself for only 99 cents: Spellbound-Legend

Daily Cheap Read: My Fierce Highlander by Vonda Sinclair--$4.99

We love this cover. It's the lilac. Yeah, that's it!

Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans--her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he’s left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family?

Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her--give up her son or the man she loves.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Tides of Passion by Tracy Sumner

A Seaswept Seduction Novel

She is his greatest temptation.

He is her forbidden desire.

A battle of wills leads to love.

Reader's Choice Best Historical
Beacon Award Best Historical

“A fresh voice in romantic fiction!”
—Affaire de Coeur

“Terrific dialogue…and hot loves scenes. If you haven’t read
Tracy Sumner before, Tides of Passion is a good place to start.”
—All About Romance

“Delicious and amusing…witty dialogue,
sparkling humor and a snappy narrative. A must read!”

“This novel realizes with a great and witty gusto that independence
isn’t so much about being on your own as it is about choosing to be together.”
—Romantic Times

Treat yourself for only $2.99: Tides of Passion (Historical Romance)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: IceBound by Julie Rowe--$3.43

Who says you can't find love out in the cold?

Dr. Emilie Saunderson is driven to finish her late husband's research. Her quest brings her to Antarctica, where she hopes to find a measure of peace in the isolated and icy wilderness. It's the last place on earth she expects to be given a second chance at love.

Tom Wolinski loves his work at the bottom of the world. Damaged by his dark past, he has vowed never to get close to anyone-a promise that's easy to keep in a place with no permanent residents. That is, until Emilie arrives, and he's irresistibly drawn to her warmth and inner strength.

Emilie has no desire to get involved with another adventurer, and Tom has made it clear he's not interested in putting down roots. But as they work together to survive in the harshest of climates, they turn to one another for comfort. Is the heat between them enough to melt the ice around their hearts, and bind them together forever?

Treat yourself for only $3.43: Icebound

Friday, February 3, 2012

Weekly Splurge: Act Like We're In Love by Christi Barth--$5.76

And now for a fan favorite here at the Nook Lovers: the funny, talented, and saucy Christi Barth!

Linnea Larson is appalled when a Hollywood hunk is hired to star opposite her at her family's theatre. Known for playing a superhero onscreen, and a super stud offscreen, doesn't convinces her he has what it takes to share her stage. Due to a pact with her best friend, she never dates actors.
Despite his fame, fortune and an endless string of women, Luke is dissatisfied with his picture perfect life. He escapes to his theatrical roots to find wary cast mates, a best friend convinced the show will ruin Luke's career, and an adorable costar who refuses to date him. Far from Hollywood's spotlights, can he find happiness in the footlights of a tiny Theatre?

Despite Luke dragging her into his paparazzi nightmare, Linnea can't deny his irresistible charm. Their fling has a guaranteed expiration date. Why risk the inevitable heartbreak? Their job is to act like they're in love, but will they decide it's worth the leap to fall in love for real?

Daily Cheap Read: Into the Lion's Heart by Beth Trissel--$3.50

The danger, the daring, the darling clothes! We have a fondness for the French Revolution here at the Nook Lovers, so here's our latest offering.

As the French Revolution rages, the English nobility offer sanctuary to many a refugee. Captain Dalton Evans arrives in Dover to meet a distant cousin, expecting to see a spoiled aristocrat. Instead, he's conquered by the simplicity of his new charge. And his best friend Thomas Archer isn't immune to her artless charm, either.

Cecile Beaumont didn't choose to travel across the Channel. And she certainly didn't expect that impersonating her own mistress would introduce her to a most mesmerizing man. Now she must play out the masquerade, or risk life, freedom – and her heart.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Set the Night on Fire by Libby Fischer Hellmann--$4.99

We love a book with historical resonance!

Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. During the Christmas holidays she returns from running errands to find her family home in flames, her father and brother trapped inside. Later, she is attacked by a mysterious man on a motorcycle. . . and the threats don't end there.

As Lila desperately tries to piece together who is after her and why, she uncovers information about her father's past in Chicago during the volatile days of the late 1960s . . . information he never shared with her, but now threatens to destroy her.

Part thriller, part historical novel, and part love story, Set the Night on Fire paints an unforgettable portrait of Chicago during a turbulent time: the riots at the Democratic Convention . . . the struggle for power between the Black Panthers and SDS . . . and a group of young idealists who tried to change the world.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Guardian Agent by Dana Marton--Free!

We originally scheduled this latest from award-winning author Dana Marton as a cheap read, but now it looks like it's free for a limited time, so you have no excuse not to pick it up!

When Gabe Cannon's commando team is tasked with bringing down a rogue solider, he doesn't expect to come face-to-face with the target's sister at the showdown instead of the man himself.

Jasmine is trying to lead the team away from her injured brother. Recognizing one of the hunters as her teenage crush is definitely a shock to her system. To save her family, she must convince Gabe that her brother was framed. But can she stop from falling in love with him all over again?

A fast-paced, heart-pounding romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Indulge yourself for free or only $2.99--Guardian Agent (Romantic Suspense)