Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye -- $3.99

You might want a glass of ice-water before reading this one. It's bound to be pretty steamy!

When Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst, she discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends.

Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy—with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is until Lucas, Jack, and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being with all three men will risk the future she’s always wanted with one of them.

As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie surrenders to desire, because sometimes you just gotta say…yes.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekly Deluxe: Into Thin Air by Valerie Maarten

This book is not for the faint of heart and deals with serious crimes that you may find disturbing...

When no one comes to save you…you have to save yourself

Maia Duncan learned “Stranger Danger” and the perils of the internet when she was just 12 years old. Unfortunately after her captivity and forced participation into the sex trade, it was a lesson she learned too late.

But after six long years when her next assignment was to groom other young girls in the sex trade, Maia knew she had to escape…or die trying.           

Indulge yourself with Into Thin Air for only $3.99

Weekly Free Read: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells--Free!

We're not all about romance here. We'll be featuring more genres, including science fiction, fantasy and literary fiction in the coming weeks, but for now, here's an old science fiction classic that you can download free to your nook today! If anyone has read it and has fond memories of the book, we invite you to comment below.

A scientist invents a time machine and uses it to travel hundreds of thousands of years into the future, where he discovers the childlike Eloi and the hideous underground Morlocks.

Daily Cheap: Take it Off, Warrior by Eliza Knight

Time-travel, Highlanders, kilts, oh-my! Step into a whole new world with this novella where love transcends time!

Sixteenth-century Highland laird Camden MacLeod wakes up in the modern world. Confused with his surroundings, he haphazardly throws on his kilt and goes in search of whoever has played such a foul trick on him. What he finds instead is beyond tempting . . .

Valerie is thoroughly exploring the medieval Scottish castle she's rented for her best friend's bachelorette party. Not only does an oddly shaped stone in tower catch her fancy-it somehow brings her dream man to life.           

Indulge in Take it Off, Warrior for only $4.64

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Wicked in Whispering Cove by Nikki Duncan--$2.99

Sometimes the best diagnosis calls for a visit home, an unexpected reunion, and a sexual adventure.

Danica Kent, MD has settled into her new role as a small town doctor. She caters to her Whispering Cove patients, especially the rum drinking, poker playing, town grandfathers who have their hands in a bit of everything. But when one of those patients brings her face-to-face with her high school crush the work she’s done to reinvent herself falters. 

Braydon Mitchell lives his life sailing around the world to write freelance magazine articles. He has no desire to settle down with a family in a small town, so he’s successfully avoided his grandfather’s pleas...until now. Returning home out of worry for his grandfather’s health, Braydon finds more than old friends in town for their high school reunion. His grandfather’s sexy doctor. 

With erotic sparks igniting at their first touch, Danica makes Braydon want everything he isn’t built for...small town stability, a strong woman’s love, family. Can they find a common ground in love?

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Wicked ...in Whispering Cove (Contemporary Romance)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Daily Cheap Reads: Decades by Ruth Harris--99 cents!

You're crazy if you don't pick up the first of this 20th century trilogy from a New York Times bestselling author for only 99 cents. We're super into generational sagas here at the Nooklovers. If you're into Ken Follett and his ilk, you're probably going to love this.

"Powerful, gripping"—Women Today Book Club
"Brilliant" — Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"A great, character-rich novel to curl up with…a novel that will stay with you after you've finished reading it--the sign of a great book!" —Amazon customer review

If you like bestselling women’s fiction, you will love Ruth Harris's DECADES, the first book in her 20th Century Trilogy.

Spanning the years from the post-World War II 1940's to the rebellious "Make Love, Not War" generation of the 1960's, DECADES is the emotional story of a marriage, a family and three generations of women facing the challenges of their changing times.

Evelyn was a loyal and loving wife.
Nat, her restless husband.
Joy, the daughter torn between them.
Barbara was the other woman, accomplished and evolved, who thought she could have everything—including another woman’s husband.

Their conflicting desires and opposing values lead to an unforgettable confrontation and a rewarding conclusion.

Indulge yourself for less than a buck! Decades (20th Century Women's Fiction)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Splurge: The Last Slayer by Nadia Lee--$5.04

Ok, this is seriously cheap for a splurge book, at only four cents over our five dollar limit and we can't tell you how happy we are to feature the talented Nadia Lee. This is a brand new series from Carina Press and look at those crazy flying monkeys on the cover. (Ok, they're probably dragons, but we prefer monkeys.)

Ashera del Cid is a talented demon hunter, but when she kills a demigod's pet dragon, the hunter becomes the hunted. Her only potential ally is Ramiel, a sexy-as-hell demon. Now the two must work together to battle dragons and demigods…and the chemistry crackling between them.

Ramiel has his own reasons for offering Ashera his protection. He knows her true identity and the real reason the demigods want her dead. What he can't predict is how she'll react when she discovers he knew who she was all along...

Ashera is shocked to discover that she is the only daughter of the last slayer. To claim her destiny, she and Ramiel must join forces to face down danger and outwit their enemies. Only then will she be able to truly accept her legacy...

102,000 words.

Treat yourself for only $5.04: The Last Slayer (Fantasy)

Daily Cheap Read: Knight of Runes by Ruth A. Casie--$4.97

We had the pleasure of spending some time with New Jersey romance author Ruth Casie this past autumn where she was giving out little rune tattoos. We were delighted with them then and we think you'll be delighted with her paranormal romance now!

It's the 21st century and time travel is still a Wellsian fantasy but not for Rebeka Tyler. Rebeka is a renowned renaissance scholar at a prestigious university in upstate New York. She travels to England when she's awarded an inheritance that includes a manor and, more importantly, an unknown private library with documents dating back hundreds of years, a researchers dream.

While on an impromptu tour of Avebury, she takes a misstep at the standing stones, and finds herself tossed back into the 17th century. When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style he is intrigued.

Rebeka is desparate to return to her time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to help find out what's killing Arik's land to get access to the library. But as she decodes the ancient runes that are the key to solving his mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.

As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik's household schemes to keep them apart and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. To defeat him, Arik and Rebeka must combine their skills. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daily Cheap Reads: The Marriage Contract by Lisa Mondello--$2.99

Ok, this looks so good...

They were destined to fall in love.
But sometimes fate steps in…

Cara Carvalho and Devin Michaels became best friends one distant summer. No two people were more in sync about what they wanted their lives to be. But fate and their own inner need for success forced them to separate. 

And sometimes fate needs a helping hand…

Now both are approaching that magic age of 35 and are seeking more from their lives. When Cara’s mom finds a glib promise on the back of Cara’s 17th birthday card, she decides to take matters into her own hands and bring Devin and Cara together again. With a little help and “creative” planning, can they have a second chance at happiness?

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: The Marriage Contract (Contemporary Romance)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Here to Stay by Jenyfer Matthews--$2.99

We have something really good for you today, readers. We're very excited about Jenyfer Matthews' new romantic suspense story. It looks moody...

All Julia Sullivan wanted was a fresh start in a new place. But cutting ties with the past and starting over can be a difficult thing to do.

After leaving her husband and quitting her job, Julia was emotionally spent. She needed a quiet place to recharge and to think about what she wanted from life. She thought she had found just that when she inherited her aunt's oceanfront Victorian house in Haven, New Jersey. It wasn't going to be that simple, however. In addition to her new house being a complete shambles, her charming soon-to-be ex-husband Patrick, whom she discovers she still loves, arrives with the intention of winning her back. To complicate matters further, it seems as if her aunt's death wasn't an accident after all. And there's just something about her new house that seems to interest all sorts of people.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Here To Stay (Romantic Suspense)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Daily Cheap: The Oldest Kind of Magic by Ann Macela

Ancient legends... love... magic... Some of my favorite things in a story!

What if you could cast a spell to help you do your everyday job? But... you weren’t able to cast a spell on any person or any thing except yourself?

An ancient legend, the soul-mate imperative, is reputed to bring magic practitioners together and grant them new powers.

But Daria Morgan, management consultant and practitioner, doesn’t want or need either a man or enhanced talents, not at the cost of losing control over her own life and not even in the hope of repairing her supposed “flawed” spell-casting abilities.

John “Bent” Benthausen is a corporate trouble-shooter who needs her help at work; he also wants her in his bed, but only temporarily. In the past, he’s learned some harsh lessons about commitment and knows it’s not for him.

The imperative, however, has persuasive techniques of its own and gets aid from an unlikely source: the crooks in Bent’s company who are after both of them. Then it’s time for Daria and Bent to experience the Oldest Kind of Magic...

Indulge in The Oldest Kind Of Magic for only $0.99!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Daily Cheap Reads: Wild in Whispering Cove by Mackenzie McKade--$2.99

Haunting memories made her run--family forced her return--can love make her stay?

Ten years ago a tragic accident forced Andrea “Andie” Adair from Whispering Cove, leaving behind her family, friends, and fiancé. A dark secret keeps her away from the sleepy seaport village, until she receives an ambiguous telephone from her grandfather. He’s in the hospital. Desperate to cling to her only living relative she races back home and straight into the arms of the one man she can’t bear to face.

Sheriff, Brody McGrath, built his life without the woman of his dreams, but when he catches Andie, thinking she’s a prowler, he isn’t prepared for the onslaught of emotions—grief, regret, heartache, and love. 

There is no denying the old spark between them still burns brightly, but can love defeat the demons of Andie’s past and allow her to live again?

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Wild in Whispering Cove

Weekly Special Feature: Heart of the Druid Laird by Barbara Longley--$4.97

We're thrilled to feature the Heart of the Druid Laird this week. We love the cover. The sensual pose. The Celtic patterns. The mysterious castle in the lower left corner. If you're a Scottish romance fan, this book might be for you!

Cursed with immortality, Dermot MacKay craves death. To lift the faerie curse placed upon him and his men over 1,600 years ago, he must return the soul of his reincarnated wife to the exact place and time of her murder. But her soul is currently residing in the very modern Sidney St. George—and first he has to convince her to accompany him to Scotland.
Sidney doesn't believe Dermot's wild claims of immortality and rebirth, yet she cannot deny that she is drawn to the sexy Scot. Nor can she explain the sense of déjà vu his touch elicits. Desperate for answers, she agrees to go with him—only to learn too late that to help the man she loves is to lose him forever…

84,000 words.

Weekly Free Read: Emma's Chance by Tess St. John--Free!

This one is a bit of a sneak preview. We'd love to hear what people think about it and if you prefer full-length free novels or teasers like this one too!

Locked in the attic, Miss Emma Kerr fears she will never escape her abusive father or her betrothed—a man rumored to have killed his first wife. But unexpected hope comes with the quiet click of the attic lock.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Snap by Michele Drier--$2.99

SNAP, a multinational celeb TV show and magazine, is the holy grail for Maxie Gwenoch. When she snags the job as managing editor, she's looking for fame, fortune and Jimmy Choos. What she finds is a media empire owned by Baron Kandesky and his family. A family of vampires. They're European, urbane, wealthy and mesmerizing. And when she meets Jean-Louis, vampire and co-worker, she's a goner.

The Kandesky vampire family rose in Hungary centuries ago. They gave up violence and killing to make a killing on the world's commodities markets and with that beginning they built SNAP, an international celebrity multimedia empire. Now cultured...and having found food substitutes for killing...they’ve cornered the world market for celebrity and gossip journalism.

They haven't fully left the past behind. Their Hungarian neighbors and rival vampire clan, the Huszars are starting to ramp up attacks, maybe looking to start a war to take over all the Kandeskys have built.

Maxie believes she's found her ultimate career. She doesn't realize that she's found a family feud like none other, a centuries-old rivalry between vampire families, with her as the linchpin. Bells ring with Jean-Louis, but she doesn’t realize they’re alarm sirens until she learns that Jean-Louis is second in command of the Kandeskys...but by then it's too late.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Serendipity House by Joyce DeBacco--$2.99

Sylvie was a pleaser. She did as her mother pleased, and she did as her fiancé pleased. Then she did as she pleased. Determined to take back her life, she heads to the hills instead of the altar on the day she’s to wed. Coming across a quaint, country inn with an intriguing name, she impulsively checks in. Peopled with an odd assortment of characters, the inn has clearly seen better days; even the regulars have a bit of wear on them. When Alex arrives and is strangely comfortable vacationing among the geriatric set, Sylvie is wary and tries to ignore him.

But Alex will not be ignored, pushing her buttons until she admits, if only to herself, that she's falling for him. Not until she's hired to manage the inn does she learn he's not the businessman he pretends to be, but a streetwise PI hired by her ex to find her. Adding insult to injury, he buys the inn and asks for her help in restoring it to its former glory, not an easy task with someone sabotaging their efforts.

Forced to work together, both learn about relationships, expectations, and acceptance--among family members as well as strangers who become like family.

Friday, January 20, 2012

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

You'll want to add this critically acclaimed historical fiction to your Goodreads To Be Read pile, for sure!
Sorceress. Seductress. Schemer. Cleopatra's daughter is the emperor's most unlikely apprentice and the one woman with the power to destroy his empire...

Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome, Selene pledged her loyalty to Augustus and swore she would become his very own Cleopatra. Now the young queen faces an uncertain destiny in a foreign land.

The magic of Isis flowing through her veins is what makes her indispensable to the emperor. Against a backdrop of imperial politics and religious persecution, Cleopatra's daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power. She has never forgotten her birthright, but will the price of her mother's throne be more than she's willing to pay?

Treat yourself for only $9.99: Song of the Nile

Daily Cheap Read: Second-Guessing Fate by Claire Robyns--$3.43

Can She Outwit Fate?

Gemma is on a collision course with heartbreak. At least, according to the fortune-teller her best friend drags her to see. Gemma doesn't believe a word of it, but when other predictions start to come true, she begins to suspect that gorgeous, gray-eyed Nick is the man foretold to break her heart before she can find her soul mate. Too bad she's never met a man she's wanted more, because now she has to get him to dump her before she falls too hard.

Nick has plans of his own. He's ready to settle down with Ms. Right, and everything points to the beautiful Gemma. He's determined to prove to her that he's the perfect boyfriend—even if she does seem to be trying her best to scare him off….

48,000 words.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Blood and Treasure by Jennifer Bray-Weber--$2.99

This is an award winning novel!

Although Lianna Whitney was gently bred, she must now empty slop buckets and fight off randy sailors in a seaport tavern to survive. One night, she unexpectedly comes into possession of a golden medallion. But when the man who left it with her is immediately murdered by soldiers of the Royal Navy, she’s afraid to admit she has it. Unsure who to trust, she’s caught up in crossfire between navy officers and a pirate captain, who, realizing she possesses the object he’s been paid to find, whisks her away to his ship during the fight.

Privateer Captain Zane Fox is not interested in the mystical healing powers the medallion is said to hold, even though the legends claim it can bring a dying man back to life. He only plans to procure the medallion, drop the chit off at the next port where she’ll be safe, and collect the money he was promised. However, as they fend off storms at sea and attempt to outrun the Royal Navy, the two are also fighting the attraction they feel for one another. But when they are captured, Zane must choose between recovering the medallion and saving Lianna from the noose. And soon it becomes clear to him that the medallion is not the only treasure worth risking his life for.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Daily Cheap: Forget the Past by Claude Nougat

Ms. Nougat painted her own bookcovers... What talent! A painter and a writer! Read more about it on her blog...

When Tony, a gifted child and brilliant video game creator, turns 17, he suffers burnout and feels like an old man. He goes to Sicily, the homeland of his deceased father, to search for his roots . An abandoned palazzo with a strange name inscribed above the door, the Circolo di Conversazione, attracts his attention. He walks in and meets the ghosts of all his ancestors going back 900 years, milling about, waiting for Judgment Day. Soon he discovers he has more in common with an English adventurer who settled in Sicily during the Napoleonic Wars than with his own father. The Englishman with whom Tony bears an uncanny resemblance was the secret lover of the Duchess of Floridia, a famous beauty (she married the King of Naples in 1814 when she was 43). The Duchess mistakes Tony for her secret lover come back to her. But is love possible with a woman who died 200 years ago? Can he take her back in his own time?           

Indulge in Forget the Past for only $0.99

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Death by Chocolate by Sally Bearneathy--$2.99

Lindsay Powell awakens one bright Sunday morning to find her almost-ex-husband in bed beside her. Had she really been glad to see the cheating creep standing on her front porch last night? At that burst of insanity she should have called 911, requested she be declared mentally incompetent and locked up for her own protection. 

While sleeping with the jerk feels like the absolute worst thing that could happen, that error becomes insignificant as Lindsay’s life rapidly spirals downward into complete chaos and a near-deadly bout with the chocolate she loves. 

Lindsay’s neighbor, Paula, is an enigmatic single mom of a two-year old boy. Though Lindsay and Paula have worked together for two years, Lindsay has no idea why her friend dyes her blond hair brown, hides from people and insists on always having a second exit. Secrets from Paula’s past have come back to put all their lives in jeopardy. 

Determined to help her secretive friend, Lindsay enlists the reluctant aid of another neighbor, Fred, a computer nerd who rarely leaves his always-tidy house. In spite of his mundane existence, Fred possesses arcane tidbits of knowledge about such things as hidden microphones, guns and the inside of maximum security prisons. 

Battling Paula’s elusive stalker, poisoned chocolate, Lindsay’s irritating almost-ex, and a dead man, Lindsay needs more than a chocolate fix to survive.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Death by Chocolate

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekly Special Feature: Shot Through the Heart by Niki Burnham

I think the cover of this book says it all! Teenage love and angst at its best. He looks like he's been shot through the heart :)

Two guys, two girls, two thousand dollars, and one epic water gun battle.

Senior year? It's all about Senior Assassin, a yearly water gun tournament where the last team standing receives a cool two grand. Connor wants nothing more than to split that prize with his best friend, Josh. When their mission is put in jeopardy by Molly—thanks to her crush on Connor—Josh comes up with a plan to thwart her, one that involves his sister, Peyton...

Peyton's deepest desire is to score entry to MIT. She's working her tail off to achieve her goal, but when she's dragged into Connor and Josh's water gun tournament, their antics threaten to leave her high and dry. As Peyton's forced to choose between chemistry class and chemistry with Connor, will the super student and the super athlete discover they have more in common than they imagined?

One thing's for certain: When Connor, Peyton, Josh, and Molly load their weapons, someone's bound to get shot through the heart.

Indulge in Shot Through the Heart for only $3.99

Daily Cheap Read: Dark Sins and Desert Sands by Stephanie Draven--$4.14

Here at the Nook Lovers, Las Vegas seems to be the theme of the day...

Escaping a hellish Syrian prison, U.S. serviceman Ray Stavrakis emerged with uncanny mind-control powers and an eerie ability to morph into a mythical Minotaur. As a half man, half bull, Ray had legendary power, but only one woman could prove his innocence. The woman who'd driven him to the brink of insanity with her cool-eyed interrogation and her hot-blooded sensuality.

But Vegas psychologist Layla Bahset had no memory of Ray or her past. Only a feeling of being stalked by a nonhuman predator. Was it Ray…whose eyes condemned her soul even as his hands ignited her body? Or was another evil force at work? But nothing could stop Layla from remembering what she was…and what her evil creator had planned for her and her soldier lover….

Weekly Free Read: A High Stakes Game by Crista McHugh -- Free!

Espe enjoys the naughty games of hide-and-seek she plays with Greg. Not only does he satisfy her kink for having sex in public places along the Las Vegas Strip, but he also is a no-strings attached lover. Vampire hunters are strictly forbidden from forming serious relationships, so when Greg asks for something more, she’s not sure if she can break his heart, especially since the thought has crossed her mind more than she cares to admit. Before she can give him an answer, their liaison is interrupted by a vampire, and Espe is forced to choose between her dreams and her desires.

This is a short story that takes place between books 1 and 3 of the Kavanaugh Foundation series.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: When One Night Isn't Eough by Wendy S. Marcus--$4.19

We aren't sure what we think about Harlequin's new style of medical romance cover, but there's something cheeky about it. What do you think?

Confessions of an E.R. Nurse...
Nurse Ali Forshay has swapped dating disasters for nights out with the girls. But after spending more time than is strictly necessary discussing the man she loves to hate—the notoriously delicious Dr. Jared Padget—Ali's horrifying realization is that she's one hundred percent crazy in lust with him! Her conclusion: spend a feverish night together. After all, it would just be a onetime thing and it would cure her obsession …wouldn't it?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Lust on the Rocks by Dianne Venetta--$2.99

We don't know if it's the cool blue of the cover or the mouth-watering martini, but something about this cover beckons to us...

She has what he needs, and he won't stop until he gets it. Trouble is, what begins as a matter of death, becomes a matter of life.

One case away from partnership, Samantha Rawlings is forced to share her high-profile case with a sexy younger man, whose eyes are on a different prize. In the best interests of her client, Sam opens the door to his strategy. Turns out, a little too far...

Victor Marin has ulterior motives. The defendant in her case holds the key to his revenge and his last chance for justice. But as he chases old demons, he uncovers a powerful woman with no inhibitions, one he wants to possess for himself. But decidedly single, Sam wants no part.

Until Vic walks away.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Lust on the Rocks (Contemporary Romance)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Christmas Showdown by Mackenzie McKade--$3.44

One perfect night can bring two people together… Or tear them apart.

Kelly McMaster’s first and last one nightstand left her with a child and no idea how to find her son’s father—the man whose touch and kiss has her still wanting more. Now, after almost two years, she’s settled in a new city with a new job… One that has a gun pointed at her head.

When Trey Burstyn answers the bank robbery in process call, the last thing he expects to discover is the woman who left an impression on him one snowy night in Denver. He’s ready to rekindle the fire, but she’s resistant. Then the reason walks through the door.

Anger. Betrayal. Regrets. All fades when Trey realizes he’s as much to blame for the situation, but that ends now. When he insists Kelly and TJ, their son, move in with him, she balks.

Kelly is determined to do things on her own, yet the life Trey offers on the Burstyn ranch is a far cry better than her shoddy condominium. He argues he’s in it for the long run, but perhaps a trial run over the holidays will help him realize that parenting isn’t for him.

Will their differences tear them apart… or will they find Christmas magic in each other’s arms?

Indulge yourself for only $3.44: Christmas Showdown (Contemporary Holiday Romance)

Weekly Splurge: Bull Canyon by Lin Pardey--$9.95

And now for something a little different! This description from Publisher's Weekly:

Soon after meeting, Lin and Larry Pardey (The Cost Conscious Cruiser), two free and kindred spirits, set sail in "Seraffyn" from California, ultimately spending 11 years traversing the globe, writing articles about sailing to supplement their income. Back in southern California, their lives took a dramatic turn when they decided to take root in dry, brush-filled Bull Canyon, in a region prone to wild fires, and build a new boat—out of very flammable wood. With a cat named "Dog" to help manage their rat problem and a dog named "Cindy" running security, the Pardeys spent three years building the 29-foot sailboat, Taleisin, selling off Seraffyn, which had taken them around the world, to buy time. But Lin immediately felt cheated; was the money "enough to compensate for the freedom I'd given up?" This idea of freedom vs. security is like fuel for Bull Canyon; it practically runs on it. Their first two years in the canyon Lin spent countless hours getting phone lines installed, a crucial stepping stone toward electricity, which she achieved in their third summer (it too brought some regret). Occasionally Lin's musings meander into somewhat outdated realms (early feminism, for instance), but their accomplishment is significant, highly Romantic, and admirable. With many homespun snapshots included, readers may feel as if they're following the fantastic adventures of an old friend.

Daily Cheap Read: The Knowing by L. J. Charles -- .99 cents!

Visions of murder.

A villainous vodo practitioner.

A defense attorney that makes her tingle.

Parents with secrets.

And an unexpected jump from a tall cliff.

Indulge yourself at only 99 cents! The Knowing: The Gemini Women, Book One (Mystery)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Wet in Whispering Cove by Cathryn Fox--$2.99

Celebrity Chef Kathleen Wilson has returned to Whispering Cove for her high school reunion. Tired of big city life, she is looking forward to relaxing in the quaint fishing village, but the one thing she’s not looking forward to is facing the boy from her past. The boy she turned her back on ten years ago. The same boy she has never quite gotten over.

Firefighter Trent Parker has never given up on reuniting with his Katy, and when he hears she’s back in town, he believes a blatant seduction is just the thing to show her where she belongs. Sparks fly the second they see one another and when he accidentally soaks her with his fire hose it generates heat and need inside them both with only one way to extinguish those fiery flames.

Soon they are burning up the sheets but when morning comes and the smoke clears, one question remains. Will Katy leave for another ten years, or will she realize the fire they've ignited isn't about to burn out?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Role of a Lifetime by Jennifer Shirk -- $3.78

There's more to life than playing make believe. Sandra Moyer has a good reason to distrust actors. She was once married to one who left her and her child. However, she's desperate for publicity to help her struggling preschool. Hollywood playboy Ben Capshaw's request to access her classes to prepare for a role is an offer she can't refuse. Sandra second guesses herself on that decision until she sees Ben in action with the children. Her apprehension turns to wonder, and then to feelings she'd thought were closed off forever. Yet how can she trust that what she's seeing is real? As a boy, Ben learned that acting was the answer to everything. The role he's up for now will enhance his career and, he's sure, secure his happiness. But spending time with Sandra and her daughter stirs up emotions that-for once-aren't pretend. Ben's ready for a lifetime role as husband and father-if he can convince Sandra not to typecast him.

Indulge yourself for only $3.78: The Role of a Lifetime (Contemporary Romance)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: His Forbidden Touch by Shelly Thacker -- $3.99

We don't know about the rest of you, but we have trouble resisting any story about a princess, much less one from a nationally best-selling author like Shelly Thacker...

In a realm of snow and ice, a mercenary is assigned to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright—-if he escorts the lovely Princess Ciara to her royal wedding and ensures that she arrives untouched. The two set off alone on a treacherous journey through snowy mountain passes, but forbidden desire soon proves even more dangerous than the assassins on their trail. With the fate of two kingdoms hanging in the balance, will Royce and Ciara do as honor and duty demand...or surrender to the longing in their hearts?

A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Avon Books

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

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Weekly Free Read: One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington -- Free!

An almost-too-clever young law student in Philadelphia gets a life-or-death call from her estranged brother who just moved to Florida--she tells him to go to hell. She doesn't need this. She's holding an old grudge and resents having her life in Philadelphia interrupted.

The brother doesn't come looking for trouble, he simply wants to get past his Philadelphia divorce and start a new life in Florida, but woman-trouble comes looking for him. 

Unfortunately, he arrives in the small Florida ocean side town just as someone murders the local gubernatorial candidate. The brother doesn't have a clue about women and gets seduced and framed.

The brother hasn't bothered with his estranged sister up north for years but now, as a stranger in a hostile town, she's his only hope. She reluctantly decides to at least check out her brother's predicament.

This small step leads the sister into an ever-increasing entanglement of deceit, double-cross, and danger, as she can't leave well-enough alone and goes after the real killer in this fast-paced mystery. The first book in the Sandy Reid mystery series.

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Daily Cheap Read: The Sixth Discipline by Carmen Webster Buxton -- 99 cents!

Ran-Del Jahanpur is a warrior of the Sansoussy Forest, trained in both the mental and physical Disciplines of his people. He thinks he's prepared for any danger the forest might hold, but his skills prove useless when he's caught in a hi-tech trap. Soon Ran-Del finds himself in a city so alien it might as well be another world—machines speak, vehicles fly, and his captors' weapons can inflict pain without touching him. Every time Ran-Del tries to escape, he's foiled by a technology he doesn't understand. As terrifying as the city is, his kidnapper, the enigmatic Baron Hayden, exudes a jovial affability that worries the Sansoussy even more. What can such a powerful man want with a Sansoussy warrior, who can neither read nor write and knows nothing of city ways? The Baron's daughter Francesca clearly knows more than she's saying, but Ran-Del's psy sense tells him only she's being truthful, not what she's thinking. And it's only after it seems that Ran-Del has escaped the city and its dangers, that he finds out how thoroughly he has been caught.

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Weekly Deluxe! Impending Injustice by Mel Comley

He's a remorseless killer...

DI Lorne Simpkins has him in her sights.

She's been on his tail for eight long years, but the ruthless criminal known as 'The Unicorn' has always been one step ahead.

Now, after he lures Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins into a trap in which her partner is killed, she's more determined than ever to hunt him down.

And when her nemesis kidnaps her teenage daughter, Lorne vows not to rest until she brings him to justice.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: La Belle Christiane by Lyn Cote

In the tradition of Gone With The Wind, a sweeping saga of a beautiful woman caught in a revolutionary time of drastic change and loss...

In the early 1770's, Christiane Pelletier, an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, is next in a line of courtesans who have been favorites at the French court during the reigns of two monarchs. Yet she longs to be the beloved wife of one man, not a lovely piece of human art passed from one noble to another. And the winds of change are sweeping Europe.

After her mother's violent murder, Christiane flees France with her renegade father. In the Canadian wilderness, she survives the shock of leaving a life of wealth and privilege. To escape frontier violence, she moves southward only to become involved in the burgeoning American Revolution. Daughter of a French courtesan to frontier wife to companion of Lady Washington, Christiane moves into the heart of the American rebel elite. But one man in her life can never be forgotten. Once he was her friend. Now he has become her enemy. Will he become her destiny? Only God knows.           
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Revolutionary Mistress by Leia Rice

Barmaid Mariette hates that she's had to resort to giving favors to men for a few extra francs, but everyone is scrambling for money with the revolution boiling out of control. Even so, Mariette enjoys her illicit activities—particularly when she meets Rene, a caring, handsome patron whom she desires even more than his coin.

But Mariette has also caught the eye of a revolutionary who makes her share his bed and one of his missions. A mission that plunges Mariette deeper into the revolution when she's tasked with seducing a rich lord and Rene at the same time...

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Daily Cheap Read:

A successful executive, M. Taylor Hamilton is on track with her ten-year plan. Too bad her personal life consists of hitting the gym and grocery shopping.Enter the seductive Adam Kirliss. They may have a working relationship, but everything changes at an office party when he handcuffs her to the rail of a yacht.

Taylor writes the adventure off as too much champagne, but when Adam challenges her to a date, she agrees to meet up with him. And follow his rules. They share a night of exquisite intimacy, brimming with both pain and pleasure. But afterwards, fearful of losing her heart, Taylor pulls back emotionally.

Adam is determined to prove that she longs for the loss of control he can give her – and the passionate release it provides. How can he make her see that he wants her, and not just her body?

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Weekly Splurge! Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume One

Captain of Nara’s Heart
Laurann Dohner

Nara knew she was taking a risk with illegal trading. Sure enough, she’s been arrested, caged—and will be auctioned as a sex slave. One look at the scary alien buyers and she frantically makes a deal, agreeing to be sold to Captain Vellar, who turns out to be large, sexy and seriously in heat. Offering her body to the captain is a given…but Nara didn’t expect to lose her heart in the process.

Dragon Heat
Mel Teshco

A highly skilled operative, Grace has been trained to track, fight and kill paranormal creatures. Only after she’s in the clutches of her latest target, a devastatingly sexy dragon-shifter, does she discover betrayal in her ranks. Suddenly the hunter is the hunter. Grace will soon discover her ex-agency’s horrific agenda—but not before seeking solace in all the pleasures of the flesh her new dragon ally has to offer.

Dangerous Addiction
Desiree Holt

Having finally realized his dream to own a ranch, Cord is ready for the next step—settling down with the perfect sub. And he’s found her in Fallon. A single glance from the smart, sultry beauty makes him hard, but abuse at the hands of her ex-Dom has kept Fallon away from the lifestyle she loves. Needs. It will take bondage, mind-blowing sex, a gentle hand and expert flogging for Cord to help her rediscover her favorite dangerous addition.

Highland Tryst
Eliza Knight

Having sworn off love, Kari Howard isn’t adverse to a little lust when a hot Highlander lands at her feet. Literally. Fin has traveled through time, and given what he’s packing under his kilt (good Lord!), Kari expects the sexy Scotsman to make her quake. But she didn’t expect Fin to shake her very foundation…or cherish her for who she is.

Tattoo Witch
Kathy Kulig

There cannot be good without evil, light without dark… At a seaside resort, lovers Sam and Anita meet a mysterious, heavily tattooed couple who refers them to Sinful Designs. The owner is a witch whose magical tattoos grant scorching, kinky sex beyond their wildest fantasies—but there’s a catch. Each successive tattoo comes with a darker and scarier curse. Sam and Anita can break the spells…but at what cost?

The Addiction
Jaid Black

The long-awaited sequel to The Possession! John Calder has everything most men would kill for—golden-Adonis looks, endless money, a steely reputation as a savvy businessman and beautiful women throwing themselves at his feet. Then he meets Shelli Rodgers, a quirky, klutzy Ph.D. student who takes John on an emotional and sensual journey, giving him the one thing he’s never attained—happiness.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Weekly Deluxe! The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean

From USA Today Best-selling Author, Julianna MacLean writing as E.V. Mitchell...

Sophie Duncan is a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, Sophie experiences something profound and extraordinary - something that unlocks the secrets of her past and teaches her what it means to truly live.

Sophie is a wonderfully genuine character who pours her whole heart onto the pages of this novel, and shares with us an incredible journey of self-discovery, heartbreak, and redemption. Her story is not to be missed.

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Daily Cheap Reads: When Danger Calls by Terry Odell

If someone asks single mother Frankie Castor to clear a room, she'll smile and find a vacuum cleaner. Ryan Harper uses a gun. Can they work together when their lives depend on it?

Frankie’s returned to her childhood home in Montana to help care for her mother. Her biggest worries are balancing the budget and the upkeep of an aging home. When she offers a man a ride home from the hospital, she never imagines she’ll end up having to choose between her daughter’s life and matters of national security that could cost the lives of millions.

Ryan returns to his family home to find a way to prove he didn’t leak vital information on a covert ops mission gone south. As he searches for the meaning of a file he’s kept hidden from the mission, he has no idea that international mercenaries have been searching for it—and him. When the mercenaries come after Ryan, he’s torn. Fighting for his country wars with fighting to rescue people he loves.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros -- $1.99

From the New York Times Bestselling author, comes this surprisingly economical new historical romance...

Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancée he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.

Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills. Although he claims she doesn't possess an ounce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets — and some pleasures — are best explored in the dark ...

Treat yourself for only $1.99: Yours Until Dawn (Regency Historical Romance)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Spell Bound by Stephanie Julian -- $3.99

This is the kind of thing that's right up our alley. Did somebody say Etruscan mythology? Stephanie Julian has a lovely series of enchanted and hot books that weave together mythology, magic and paranormal sensuality. Here's her latest installment.

She’s running from fate…

Shea Tedaldi is the only thing standing between her six-year-old brother and the men who killed their parents. Descendants of the ancient Etruscan magical race, Shea and her brother keep powerful secrets that make them the targets of the evil Malandante. They’ve been looking for a safe haven but the bad guys are gaining on them and Shea needs a hero, a guardian who won’t falter in the face of danger…

He’s looking for the key to break the spell…

Gabriel Borelli is a warrior born to protect the Etruscan witches living under a curse. He’s dedicated to breaking the spell and avenging the murder of his father by the Malandante. He won’t let anything—or anyone—get in his way. Not even the one woman who may hold the key to his quest…and his heart.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Weekly Free Read: Hot Shots by Jax Cassidy--Free!

Calla's morning highlights include drooling over her sexy customer when he picks up coffee from Café Destiny. Things heat up when he serves her an irresistible proposition she can't refuse.

Riley owns the photography studio next door and needs help with his latest project. He doesn't expect Calla's steamy poses to light the fiery attraction he's carried for her, with just a click of the button.

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Daily Cheap Read: The Fever and the Fury by Stephanie Draven -- $2.99

From the Romantic Times nominated best first series, Mythica, comes Stephanie Draven's latest tale about a modern day Phoenix and the Fury who has been sent to torment him...in all the most pleasurable ways.

She's already killed him twice this week...

Phaedra, a fury, is bound to make Lieutenant Luke Lazaros atone for his supposed crime, but her usual method of inflicting pain doesn't work very well on a phoenix with the power to be reborn every time he dies. However, each rebirth leaves him with an overwhelming need for sex. Phaedra's new plan: to drive Luke mad with desire.

But Phaedra has never touched anyone—even herself—except to cause pain. She's an innocent when it comes to pleasure...but Luke isn't. His touch is a revelation, arousing a passion in Phaedra that is as delicious as it is terrifying. For no matter how much she wants Luke, giving herself to a man risks awakening her goddess's wrath.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Nate Rocks the World by Karen Pokras Toz -- 99 cents!

Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth grader appears to be completely doomed.

Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

Not all is lost however. Give Nathan a sketchpad and a pencil and watch as his drawings transform his otherwise hopeless life into heroic adventures as Nate Rocks. Time and again, Nate saves the day – winning The World Series, fighting evil forces to keep the world from darkness and even saving Christmas. When his sister nearly drowns while swimming in the ocean, Nate Rocks the World one more time, proving that even a ten year old can accomplish great things.

Follow the quirky and imaginative adventures of ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge as his cartoons come to life.

Indulge the kid in your life for only 99 cents! Nate Rocks the World (Middle Grade Fiction)