Thursday, May 31, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Awakening by Karice Bolton -- $0.99

Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.

On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.

Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.

It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds.

Awakening - Book #1 of The Watchers Trilogy
Legions - Book #2 of The Watchers Trilogy
Cataclysm - Book #3 of The Watchers Trilogy

Indulge in Awakening (The Watchers Trilogy) for only $0.99!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: If You Were Mine by Bella Andre -- $4.99

 We love Bella's Sullivan series, and here is the 5th one! 


Can two people who have both sworn off love find forever in each other's arms? Find out in IF YOU WERE MINE, the fifth book in Bella Andre’s bestselling Sullivan family contemporary romance series.

The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can't stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him.

Heather Linsey can't believe she's stuck working with one of the city’s top dogs, auto-shop tycoon Zach Sullivan. Especially when his focus is clear from the start—not only to learn how to deal with his temporary puppy...but also to make Heather his. Having sworn off love at seventeen when she realized it was nothing more than a pack of lies, she has stuck to her vow never to fall for a charming man. 

But as Heather's determination to push Zach away only fuels his determination to get closer—and the sensual and emotional connection between them grows more and more undeniable—will the biggest Sullivan bad boy of all tempt her into believing in love again?


Indulge in If You Were Mine: The Sullivans, Book 5 (Contemporary Romance) for $4.99

Monday, May 28, 2012

Weekly Free Read: Outta the Bag by MaryJanice Davidson--Free!

From New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson, comes OUTTA THE BAG the hilarious prequel story to her upcoming novel ME, MYSELF AND WHY, the first in a brand new series. In OUTTA THE BAG, Clive Better—the better-than-best plumber in town—attends a speed dating event where—instead of attempting to score phone numbers—he recounts his recent run-in with a freaked-out cat and a sexy-but-psychotic woman that has left him confused, scratched up, and rather aroused.

Weekly Special Feature: Heart of Glass by Christy Hayes--$2.99

When magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery’s life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over.

Danny’s made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. He’s dead-set against it when he realizes the journalist sent to interview him is the only woman he’s ever loved and lost. Under pressure from his business partner, Danny agrees to sit down for an interview with the girl he once knew as Kat Fordham and realizes her name isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Everything he thought was true about the past is a lie. 

When Danny discovers Kate still wears the heart shaped sea glass necklace he made for her years ago, they clear the air and their passion reignites. But Kate’s still keeping secrets to protect their fragile new relationship. With her family estranged and her career on the line, will she come clean before Danny finds out the truth, and can Danny risk his heart again for the only woman he’s ever loved?

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Heart of Glass (Contemporary Romance)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: If I'm Dead by Marcia Clark--99 cents!

It started with a haunting image: a Ford Explorer, iridescent in the moonlight and alone on a desolate stretch of beach. Its owner, Melissa Gibbons, has gone missing. Her husband says she flew the coop. But Los Angeles Deputy DA Rachel Knight is convinced otherwise: Melissa Gibbons has been murdered.

So begins the confounding case that Rachel must present before a disbelieving jury. A dissatisfied heiress and her philandering husband-- what really happened? The husband has a fiendishly convincing case that Melissa faked her own death and fled. But with the support of her trusty sidekick, Detective Bailey Keller, Rachel pieces together a much more sinister truth. 

In this short, standalone Rachel Knight thriller, readers follow our savvy and riotously entertaining heroine through the surprising world of LA crime.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Pirate Next Door by Jennifer Ashley--$2.99

The Pirate Next Door is a lively take on both the Regency and Pirate genres, with humor, spice, sexy pirates, battles at soirees, and heartwarming romance. 

Mayfair, London, 1810: Alexandra Alastair, a respectable young English widow, wonders if she dare add the new viscount who’s moved in next door to her list of potential husbands. 

He certainly doesn’t look like the gentlemen on her list—Grayson Finley, Viscount Stoke, is tall and sun-bronzed, muscular and blue-eyed. He wears dress so casual as to be unclothed—long coats, leather breeches, shirts without collar or cravat, and he carries pistols wherever he goes. The men who attend him are just as strange, exotic-looking, even. And the way Grayson smiles at Alexandra whenever they pass in the street—sinful, blood-warming—turns her inside out.

In the middle of the night Alexandra hears shouting coming from the house next door, and the viscount’s life being threatened. She rushes over just in time to save Grayson from being hanged by his greatest enemy, his former best friend.

Thus is Alexandra pulled into the adventures of Grayson Finley, former pirate and terror of the seas. Grayson has made a bargain with the devil (in the form of the pirate hunter, James Ardmore), in order to ensure the safety of his daughter. He’ll do anything to keep her safe, but when Alexandra saves his life, he looks into her eyes the color of water and starts to drown . . .

Book One of the Regency Pirates. Originally published in 2003, revised by the author in 2012. This book earned many top reviews upon its release, including a starred review in Booklist and a nomination for best historical romantic adventure of the year by RT BookReviews.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: The Pirate Next Door

Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekly Splurge: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner--$11.99

This is a book we enjoyed very much!

The truth is, not one of us is innocent. We all have sins to confess. So reveals Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of her family’s illustrious line. Expelled from her native Florence, Catherine is betrothed to Henri, son of François I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, Catherine strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart.

Weekend Special: Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye

And yet another book we love by Laura Kaye!... You always want what you can't have... and Her Forbidden Hero is no exception!


She’s always been off-limits...
Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.

...but now she's all grown up.

When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can’t stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa’s not looking for protection—not anymore. Now that she's back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time...


Indulge in Her Forbidden Hero for only $2.99


Twitter: @LauraKaye

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Heart of the Hunter by Lara Adrian--$2.99

Available now in ebook! An award-winning historical paranormal romance series from New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author Lara Adrian (originally published under the pen name Tina St. John).

Ariana of Clairmont would risk anything to save her kidnapped brother, a quest she knows is fraught with peril. Her only ally is Braedon le Chasseur, a formidable knight with a mysterious past, whose scarred face and brooding nature mask a soul filled with pain. Ariana fears this dangerous man and the secrets he strives to conceal--but Braedon’s touch is pure seduction, his kiss a potent lure that tempts her into a passion she is powerless to resist.

Once known as The Hunter, now haunted by a dark legacy he struggles to deny, Braedon lives in a world of shadow and isolation--until he is thrust together with an innocent beauty in need of his protection. Embarking on a journey that will lead them to a legendary treasure, Braedon will be forced to confront old enemies and the stunning secret of his true nature--or risk losing Ariana and the only happiness he has ever known. . . .

Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure of the Year

RWA Rita Finalist for Best Paranormal Romance of the Year

“Passion, danger and a bit of mysticism all come together brilliantly in the bewitching Dragon Chalice medieval paranormal series.” –Booklist

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Wedding Gift by Lucy Kevin--99 cents!

This is a special promotion for a limited time and we think it's a real bargain! For less than a buck, you can enjoy a book by a bestselling author.

Fans of romance novels by Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Janet Evanovich and Susan Mallery will enjoy THE WEDDING GIFT by Lucy Kevin, the first fun, sweet contemporary romance in the bestselling 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, May 22, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Weekend Agreement by Barbara Wallace--$2.99

Cynical billionaire Daniel Moretti works hard, plays harder, and has one ironclad rule. Never trust a woman. Bad news for historian Charlotte Doherty who shows up at exactly the wrong time. Like every other woman in Daniel’s life, Charlotte wants something from him–the deed to her family farm. Daniel agrees, but only if he gets something in return: Charlotte’s company for the weekend!

The property is Charlotte’s only link to the mother she never knew. Desperate to keep her history alive, she’ll accept Daniel’s indecent proposal, but not without a few terms of her own. Namely, a propriety clause. No flirting. No kissing. No sex. 

Daniel has no intention of honoring her conditions, but after one weekend with Charlotte leaves him hungering for more, he can’t help wondering if she could be the exception to his unbreakable rule…

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Weekend Agreement (Contemporary Romance)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekly Special Feature: Cruising Toward Love by Christi Barth--$4.97

If you haven't read any of Christi Barth's funny, sassy and sexy romance novels, now is your chance!


Can an unexplained breakup and ten years of heartache be cured by the romance – and endless buffets – of a tropical cruise?  When her sister is left at the altar, small town librarian Zoe Balis jumps at the chance to take the bride’s unused ticket for the honeymoon cruise. But she didn't count on sharing a cabin with the man who broke her heart ten years ago!

Army medic Nate Hyatt never told Zoe goodbye when he enlisted - or the real reason why he dumped her on prom night after a year as high school sweethearts. And he never stopped dreaming about the girl he left behind. Could this voyage be his chance to fix the worst mistake he ever made? After all, a Caribbean cruise should be romantic… if he can convince her to move past ten years of bitterness and hurt.

Once aboard the luxury liner, Zoe befriends a bored Internet mogul with more heart than tact.  Nate vents his problems to a ship’s photographer battling PTSD. The four team up on an island hopping treasure hunt. The stakes grow higher with each of Zoe’s mysterious brushes with death.  They race to discover why she's a target and who's behind it, while still competing in the treasure hunt.

Zoe’s never gotten over her first love, and is tempted to let Nate back into her life. But she already lost him once. She’s not willing to risk loving a man whose career keeps him in a combat zone. Can Nate breach her defenses and suture her broken heart? Grab a deck chair and see if they survive the stormy relationship seas as they cruise toward love!


Weekly Free Read: The Life She Left Behind by Maisey Yates--Free!

If you've never tried the Harlequin Presents line before, now is your chance to get a taste of it without any of the risk. Also, Maisey Yates is a rising star, so check her out.

The Santina Crown... Royalty has never been so scandalous!

Heiress Angelina Carpenter traded in diamonds for denim—and the freedom to make her own choices—when she fled from her arranged marriage to Sheikh Taj Ahmad. Now working as a nanny for the royal family of Santina, Angelina can't help but risk a glimpse at the glamorous life she left behind during a lavish party...and runs straight into Taj! And this time, the ruthless sheikh has no intention of letting his runaway bride get away...

A prequel novella to The Santina Crown series.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Final Target by Steven Gore--$4.99

You wanted more thrillers? Well, we aim to please...


A man lies unconscious in a hospital bed, the victim of a violent assault the police are calling "road rage." If he recovers, prosecutors are waiting to indict him for conspiracy, eager to send him to prison for the rest of his life.

And he's the lucky one . . .

Private investigator Graham Gage believes the injured man—his closest friend Jack Burch—had no part in the ever-widening criminal conspiracy surrounding the collapse of defense contractor SatTek Industries. But Gage's search for the truth is rocketing him to hot spots around the globe—and dragging him into a deadly morass of lies, greed, and terror alongside traitors, killers, and international gangsters. As the plot slowly unravels the body count soars, and Gage finds himself in an impossible race to prevent the unimaginable.

Because the first target was his friend . . . but the final target is his country.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell--$4.99

This is the book that started the series and now it can be yours on the cheap!


Sex and the City is a fantastic and sometimes terrifying foray into the hearts, minds, and mating habits of modern-day New Yorkers. Travelling in packs from lavish parties to high-end clubs, Bushnell’s vividly candid characters live out the never-ending search for the perfect relationship. Bushnell’s firsthand commentary on the behavior of the rich and famous is by turns witty and shocking, and always boldly true. In these pages you will meet “Carrie,” the young writer looking for love in all the wrong places; “Samantha Jones,” the successful proto-cougar who approaches sex just like a man; and “Mr. Big,” the captain of industry who jumps from one bed to the next.

Equal parts soap opera, gossip page, sociological study, and dating manual, Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell’s former New York Observer column, has attracted a cult following and been adapted into two major motion pictures and one of the most popular TV series of our time. This is the groundbreaking work that both decoded and shaped a culture and a generation.

Indulge yourself for only $4.99: Sex and the City (Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekly Splurge: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel--$9.99

This winner of the Man Booker Prize by New York Times Bestselling author, Hilary Mantel, has been lauded in literary circles as the savior of historical fiction. What do you think?


England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall is "a darkly brilliant reimagining of life under Henry VIII. . . . Magnificent." (The Boston Globe).

Treat yourself for only $9.99: Wolf Hall (Historical Fiction, Tudor Era)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Soulless by Gail Carriger--99 cents!

If you're the last person in the world to hear about this fun series, now is your chance to pick it up for less than a buck!

Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history. Prickly, stubborn 25-year-old bluestocking Alexia Tarabotti is patently unmarriageable, and not just because she's large-nosed and swarthy. She's also soulless, an oddity and a secret even in a 19th-century London that mostly accepts and integrates werewolf packs, vampire hives and ghosts. The only man who notices her is brash Lord Conall Maccon, a Scottish Alpha werewolf and government official, and (of course) they dislike each other intensely. After Alexia kills a vampire with her parasol at a party—how vulgar!—she and Conall must work together to solve a supernatural mystery that grows quite steampunkishly gruesome. Well-drawn secondary characters round out the story, most notably Lord Akeldama, Alexia's outrageous, italic-wielding gay best vampire friend. This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans.

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! Soulless (Parasol Protectorate Series #1)
Last checked for valid price on 5/14/2012. Subject to change.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Poison by Sara Poole--$2.99

Oh, historical mystery and thriller readers, snap this up now! When I first saw the price on this book, I was stunned. Sara Poole writes historical fiction and now this crime drama set in the Renaissance.

In the simmering hot summer of 1492, a monstrous evil is stirring within the Eternal City of Rome. The brutal murder of an alchemist sets off a desperate race to uncover the plot that threatens to extinguish the light of the Renaissance and plunge Europe back into medieval darkness.

Determined to avenge the killing of her father, Francesca Giordano defies all convention to claim for herself the position of poisoner serving Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, head of the most notorious and dangerous family in Italy. She becomes the confidante of Lucrezia Borgia and the lover of Cesare Borgia. At the same time, she is drawn to the young renegade monk who yearns to save her life and her soul.

Navigating a web of treachery and deceit, Francesca pursues her father’s killer from the depths of Rome’s Jewish ghetto to the heights of the Vatican itself. In so doing, she sets the stage for the ultimate confrontation with ancient forces that will seek to use her darkest desires to achieve their own catastrophic ends.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Love Only Once by Johanna Lindsey--$3.99

The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden—and is determined to make the rogue pay . . . with his heart.

A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him. Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has—and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings . . . and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekly Free Read: Already Home by Vicki Lewis Thompson--Free!

You asked for cowboys? We found one!

Daredevil videographer Langford "Hutch" Hutchinson has put his career on hold to help his widowed father run their family store in Wyoming. He doesn't mean to stay in town for long—though it's long enough to rekindle his lust for Trina Bledstone. Hutch always had a thing for Trina, but she's his best friend's sister—and that meant hands off!

But Trina still has the power to set his pulse racing—and her brother isn't around to stop them from exploring their sizzling chemistry this time….

A Sons of Chance series novella.

Grab it now for free! Already Home (Contemporary Romance)

Weekly Special Feature: Scotsmen Prefer Blondes by Sara Ramsey--$3.99

This Golden-Heart award-winning newcomer is taking the historical romance world by storm. Some day you'll remember that you heard about Sara Ramsey here first and we couldn't be prouder to make the introduction.


She never wanted marriage…

When a friend is forced to consider a marriage of convenience, Lady Amelia Staunton is determined to rescue her. But her plans trap her in an illicit seduction, and Amelia must marry him herself. Malcolm’s all-consuming kisses and devilish humor might make up for her lost freedom, but she believes he will force her to abandon the Gothic romances she yearns to write. Since she can’t escape him, she must distract him from her secret…

He isn’t looking for love…

A powerful autocrat with a well-hidden rebellious streak, Malcolm MacCabe doesn’t need another beautiful mistress – he needs an obedient wife. Obedience is not one of Amelia’s virtues. But he’s too enthralled by her wit and passion to let her go – even if it means risking the political reputation he is building to save his clan.

Their hearts can’t survive the scandal…

Despite their intentions, every wicked embrace binds them together. But as their conflicting desires combust into insatiable hunger and unavoidable ruin, they must decide whether to pursue their personal destinies alone – or fight for the love that could destroy them both.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Greatest Gift, A Mother's Day Collection by Donna Alward, Tonya Michaels, Katherine Garbera, Kathleen O'Brien--$2.99

Happy Mother's Day! In honor of the holiday we've found a collection that includes two RITA award-nominated authors. So moms, treat yourselves and settle in for a good romantic read.

No one holds a special place in the heart quite like a mother—but moms need romance, too! This Mother's Day, enjoy four heartwarming contemporary romance novellas from Harlequin about the greatest gift of all: love!

The Greatest Gift: A Mother's Day Collection includes:

Second-Chance Mother by Donna Alward
Unexpected Gifts by Tanya Michaels
A Mother's Day Match by Katherine Garbera
Her First Mother's Day by Kathleen O'Brien

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Wild, Tethered, Bound by Stephanie Draven--$2.99

From the award-winning author of the award-nominated Mythica series, check out this unusual take on mythology set in the modern world.

While most dryads had abandoned their woods to live amongst mortals, Dessa continued to guard her forest in Afghanistan and waited for a man to eat the fruit of her heart-tree and become her mate. But when her tree is destroyed, Dessa tries to live in the mortal world--where she is reunited with Lt. Nick Leandros, the soldier who once ate the nuts from her tree and now struggles with the trauma that turned him into a Chimera with the ability to split into three different bodies.

Dessa longs to help Nick and save her lands--but to do so, she will need Nick to giver her a dryad child....


Friday, May 11, 2012

Weekly Splurge: Dedication by Janet Mullany--$6.79

And now for a fan favorite, an author with a true sense of style. If you haven't ever read a Janet Mullany novel before, you're missing out.

Adam and Fabienne came of age and fell wildly in love during a time of revolution but times have changed. Now he’s a respectable country gentleman and she’s a powerful patroness of the arts and they have little in common … or do they?

She’s falling in love as she exchanges letters with a reclusive female gothic novelist, and Adam can’t help responding, but surely she knows who he really is, a man writing women’s books under a woman’s name?

As their lives become entangled again after two decades apart, dark secrets and betrayals from the past are revealed, threatening them and others they love.

Treat yourself for only $6.79: Dedication (Sensual Regency Historical Romance)


Weekend Special: A Lady's Charade by Eliza Knight--$3.79

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

Her lies could be her undoing…

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

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

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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Hollowland by Amanda Hocking--99 cents

From the Kindle sensation, Amanda Hocking comes a new Young Adult Dystopian series...

"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

This young adult title contains violence, some mild language and sexual situations. It is recommended for ages sixteen and up.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Sanctuary of Roses by Colleen Gleason--$4.99

Wow. We're in love with this cover. We hope the book itself is as rich a tapestry as the visuals would lead us to believe.

Madelyne de Belgrume has lived in secrecy in a hidden abbey for years. Her mad, abusive father, Fantin, believes she is dead.

Lord Gavin Mal Verne wants nothing more than to seek revenge on Fantin de Belgrume ... and he has the king's blessing to bring the man to heel.

After a battle with Fantin that leaves Gavin nearly dead, he accidentally comes upon a hidden abbey ... and the beautiful, serene nun who helps to heal him, touching his heart in more ways than one.

When Gavin discovers Madelyne's true identity, she is forced to leave the sanctuary of the abbey and appeal to King Henry for succor.

To her horror, Madelyne learns she must either marry ... or be returned to her father's custody.

If you love the rich tapestry of medieval romances from Tina St. John, Paula Quinn, Roberta Gellis, Catherine Coulter and Julie Garwood, you'll love Sanctuary of Roses!

Indulge yourself for only $4.99: Sanctuary of Roses (Young Adult, Historical Romance)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Trade Winds by Christina Courtenay--$2.99

Marriage of convenience or a love for life?

It's 1732 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and strong-willed Jess van Sandt knows only too well that it's a man's world. She believes she's being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather--and she's determined to stop it.

Treat yourself now for only $2.99: Trade Winds (Historical Romance, Unusual Historical)

Weekly Free Read: Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke--Free!

Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business.

Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Michael risks everything to fulfill his promise—and find the woman he’s grown to love—before she’s lost forever.

Grab it now, for free! Promise Me This (Historical Romance)

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Little Test

Hey Nook Lovers! We've been experiencing some technical difficulties with our postings to Facebook, so please ignore this as it's just a test to see if we've got everything fixed up.

Weekly Special Feature: Deadly Addiction by Kristine Cayne--$3.99

A proud people. A nation divided.

Rémi Whitedeer, police officer turned substance-abuse counselor, dreams of restoring order to his tribe. Violence and crime are rampant throughout the unpoliced Iroquois reserve, and a civil war is brewing between the Guardians, a militant traditionalist group, and other tribal factions. As the mixed-race cousin of the Guardians’ leader, Rémi is caught in a no-man’s land—several groups lay claim to him, but all want him to deny his white blood.

A maverick cop on an anti-drug crusade.

When she infiltrated the Vipers to take down the leader of the outlaw biker gang responsible for her brother’s death, police sergeant Alyssa Morgan got her man. But her superiors think she went too far. Her disregard for protocol and her ends-justify-the-means ethics have branded her an unreliable maverick. To salvage her career, she accepts an assignment to set up a squad of native provincial officers on a reserve.

A radical sovereigntist bent on freeing a nation.

Decades of government oppression threaten the existence of the Iroquois Nation. But one man, Chaz Whitedeer, is determined to save his people no matter what the price, even if it means delving into the shadowy world of organized crime.

When Rémi and Alyssa uncover the Guardians’ drug-fueled scheme to fund their fight for true autonomy—a scheme involving the Vipers—Rémi must choose between loyalty to family and tribe or his growing love for Alyssa.

Can Rémi and Alyssa leave everything behind—even their very identities—for a future together?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: His Last Duchess by Gabrielle Kimm--$4.90

This is a hot new book that's on sale, so we recommend that you snap it up while the price is low.

That's my last duchess painted on the wall...

Seduced by the hot sun and blinding passions of Renaissance Italy, sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de' Medici sees a gilded life stretching ahead. Her wealthy new husband handpicked her to be his bride, and his great castle in Ferrara will be her playground. But Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara quickly proves to be just as dangerous and mysterious as he is dark and handsome, and the stone walls of the castle seem to trap Lucrezia like a prison.

Only the duke's lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury, as his desperate need to produce an heir drives him deep into precarious obsession. With her head full of heartbroken dreams, Lucrezia flees from him down a dangerous path that may cost her everything.

Step into the elegant world of the Robert Browning poem "My Last Duchess," as imagined by Gabrielle Kimm, where she brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a chilling story of forbidden love and dark decadence that will haunt you.

Indulge yourself for only $4.90: His Last Duchess (Historical Women's Fiction)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Weekend Special: Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams by J.M. Barlog--$3.99

This book won the Readers' Choice award for Windows to the Soul at the 'Love is Murder' Mystery conference.

It was the roaring twenties ...

They were born Native American ...

Still teenagers, their dreams were taken from them when they were wrongfully committed to our nation's only Indian insane asylum. Each had been dealt a life sentence in a place where hope was crushed and spirits destroyed. Once behind the barred windows and locked doors of the Canton Indian Insane Asylum, they would endure unspeakable abuse and torture. Death was their only escape. There was no hope of release, until ...

One would give them hope in this place that had no hope. One who would fire their spirits and breathe defiant life back into their souls.

Some stories move our hearts; some stories move our minds--and some stories move our very souls. Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams is the powerful, heart-wrenching story based on the records in the South Dakota State Archives for the Canton Indian Insane Asylum. 

Much of what you will read is verifiable, but some has been fictionalized, along with characters and their names. Does this make the fiction untrue, or merely unverifiable? We can't know for certain what happened behind those walls. We only know what men were willing to document for history. The rest--along with their secrets--they decided to take to their graves.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weekly Splurge: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett--$7.99

Between the two of us here at the Nook Lovers, we've managed to read this book probably a total of eight times. It was on Oprah's Book Club, it has been made into a mini-series, and it's like stepping into another world. This book is so good, so epic, so sweeping, that this price is a steal.


As a new age dawns in England's twelfth century, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral sets the stage for a story of intrigue and power, revenge and betrayal.

Ken Follett, internationally-acclaimed master of split-second suspense, author of six #1 bestsellers, reaches beyond the expected to achieve his most brilliant and remarkable novel. The epic story of the building of a cathedral in 12th century England and the lives of the people entwined with it and each other is a sensuous, enduring narrative, and a gripping tale of faith, ambition, bloodshed and betrayal.

Treat yourself for only $7.99: The Pillars of the Earth

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Chocolate Can Kill by Annie Acorn--99 cents!

Chocolate always makes things better, or so Emily Harris believes until even a dozen boxes of her favorite chocolates can’t put her world back together. Returning home from a trip to New Orleans, she is pushed down the airport’s arrival escalator, and despite evidence to the contrary, she believes the push was deliberate. If this weren’t enough her lawyer husband begins to act strangely, her oldest son brings a tramp home as his girlfriend, and two friends are murdered. Simple sayings from her childhood thread their way through her thoughts as she struggles to identify the common denominator, even as she is confined to her home, munching on chocolates. Filled with the warm southern ambience and gentle humor that author, Annie Acorn, has made famous, you won’t want to miss this cliffhanger!

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! Chocolate Can Kill (An Emily Harris Mystery)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: An Heir of Deception by Beverley Kendall--$4.99

A man devastated by love

After three years of carousing and debauchery, Alex Cartwright, heir to the Duke of Hastings, has put his life back in order. Having embraced sobriety for two years, he has no intention of revisiting the past or risking his heart again. But the return of the very woman who introduced him to the darkest side of hell brings not only the painful, haunting memories of bittersweet love and abandonment, but the son he never knew he had...

A woman silenced by secrets

Threatened by the revelation of a secret that could destroy her family’s place in society and forever tarnish a dukedom, Charlotte fled England on her wedding day five years ago. Now, although it appears that secret is safe, when Alex discovers her other secret—their son—Charlotte has an altogether different battle ahead. She must now fight one love to hold onto the other—the man whose touch still makes her burn, for the child who is her very world.

Indulge yourself for only $4.99: An Heir of Deception (Historical Regency Romance)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer--$2.99

We here at the Nook Lovers can never get enough of Jeffrey Archer!

With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future. But she wants more to be the first female president.

Golden boy Richard Kane was born into a life of luxury. The scion of a banking magnate he is successful, handsome, and determined to carve his own path in the world-and to build a future with the woman he loves.

With Florentyna's ultimate goal only a heartbeat away, both are about to discover the shattering price of power as a titanic battle of betrayal and deception reaches out from the past-a blood feud between two generations that threatens to destroy everything Florentyna and Richard have fought to achieve.

Treat yourself for only $2.99: The Prodigal Daughter