Sunday, September 30, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert--$2.99

"I’m not naive. I know I don’t get the happily ever after. My knight in shining armor took the highway detour around this God forsaken shit hole. I’ve made peace with that. That doesn’t mean I’m going to lay down like a doormat and let every cocky prick in the trailer park have his way with me."

Cass lives a depressing life in a small trailer park in Eddington, Georgia with her mother and abusive boyfriend Jackson. She works hard to barely make ends meet. One day Tucker White, the lead singer in the band Damaged, walks into her diner. He tries to show her that there is more to life than the hand she has been dealt but being with Tucker will come at a high price.

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: White Trash Beautiful

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Men of Bronze by Scott Oden--$4.49

It is 526 B.C. and the empire of the Pharaohs is dying, crushed by the weight of its own antiquity. Decay riddles its cities, infects its aristocracy, and weakens its armies. While across the expanse of Sinai, like jackals drawn to carrion, the forces of the King of Persia watch and wait. Leading the fight to preserve the soul of Egypt is Hasdrabal Barca, Pharaoh’s deadliest killer. Possessed of a rage few men can fathom and fewer can withstand, Barca struggles each day to preserve the last sliver of his humanity. But, when one of Egypt’s most celebrated generals, a Greek mercenary called Phanes, defects to the Persians, it triggers a savage war that will tax Barca’s skills, and his humanity, to the limit. From the political wasteland of Palestine, to the searing deserts east of the Nile, to the streets of ancient Memphis, Barca and Phanes play a desperate game of cat-and-mouse — a game culminating in the bloodiest battle of Egypt’s history. Caught in the midst of this violence is Jauharah, a slave in the House of Life. She is Arabian, dark-haired and proud — a healer with gifts her blood, her station, and her gender overshadow. Though her hands tend to Barca’s countless wounds, it is her spirit that heals and changes him. Once a fearsome demigod of war, Hasdrabal Barca becomes human again. A man now motivated as much by love as anger. Nevertheless honor and duty have bound Barca to the fate of Egypt. A final conflict remains, a reckoning set to unfold in the dusty hills east of Pelusium. There, over the dead of two nations, Hasdrabal Barca will face the same choice as the heroes of old: Death and eternal fame or obscurity and long life.

Indulge yourself for only $4.49: Men of Bronze (Historical Fiction, Saga)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekly Splurge: Dirty by Megan Hart--$7.39

Forget all about a certain book and its Fifty Shades. This is, hands down, one of the finest works of literary erotic romance we have ever read. What's more, Megan Hart just hit the New York Times' Bestseller list, so if you haven't discovered her before, now is the time! 

I met him at the candy store. He turned around and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children's candy store, mind you—this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss's wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
I've been hit on plenty of times, mostly by men with little finesse who thought what was between their legs made up for what they lacked between their ears. Sometimes I went home with them anyway, just because it felt good to want and be wanted, even if it was mostly fake.

The problem with wanting is that it's like pouring water into a vase full of stones. It fills you up before you know it, leaving no room for anything else. I don't apologize for who I am or what I've done in—or out—of bed. I have my job, my house and my life, and for a long time I haven't wanted anything else.

Until Dan. Until now.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: A Love by Any Measure by Killian McRae--$2.99


An Irish lass. An English lord.
A love that overcomes all boundaries, but at what cost?

Lord August Grayson, English landlord, has secretly, and much to the dismay of his father, held in reverence the object of his first fancy: poor Irish tenant Maeve O'Connor. Returning to the Ireland for the first time since his youth, August discovers that Maeve has grown into a woman of beauty and tenacity. August understands, however, that he could offer Maeve nothing but shame if her pursued her. But when circumstances allow him an opportunity to indulge his fancy, even if only in a limited scope, August finds himself unable to resist the temptation.

Maeve, for her part, knows the danger falling for August holds, but finds her heart and her good senses becoming confused the longer she spends in his company. As two hearts become hopelessly entangled, both Maeve and August are forced to question the costs of their love. As consequences of their romance manifest, both struggle with the pain and difficulties their love causes, both for them and for their loved ones.

Killian McRae's delve into historical romance will challenge reader's presumptions of the genre. A title garnering controversy due to McRae's preference towards historical truth versus genre-standard "love despite the realities of the day" perspectives, it asks at what cost winning love is justified. "A Love by Any Measure" is an exploration of a romance that strives to overcome divisions of cultural, socio-economic, and religious differences in an era where options for lovers in such situations were limited.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Wide Awake (Academy of the Fallen) by Daniele Lanzarotta--$4.99

Kayla is a 16-year-old girl who was adopted when she was little. She lives a normal life, with great friends, loving adoptive parents, and well... a not-so-great boyfriend. But the reason why she was given up for adoption was far from any usual reason. She was meant to be kept away from the Academy and anything else related to the supernatural beings that could hurt her.

Unfortunately for Kayla, it was only a matter of time before she encountered the creatures from the Otherworld, and there is just no running away from the beings that she can now see.

In trying to protect Kayla by keeping her away from the Academy, she may have just been put in even more danger.

Indulge yourself for only $4.99: Academy of the Fallen: Wide Awake

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Weekly Free Read: A Dream of Death by Harrison Drake--Free!


Ontario Provincial Police Detective Lincoln Munroe is coming up empty. As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Ontario, Canada, Lincoln finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake. While the body count rises without any leads, Lincoln finds himself haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains in the forest beneath a bloody knife. The dreams seem to come true when Lincoln is called to Algonquin Park to assist an old colleague. There he is tasked with overseeing the excavation of human remains buried more than twenty-five years earlier; remains that will bring to the surface cold cases, a painful past and memories Lincoln had long since forgotten. 

'A Dream of Death' is the first in a series of character-driven police procedurals written by a Canadian police officer. Continue reading after the story for an excerpt of book two in the series, 'Blue Rubicon', now available in eBook format from numerous retailers.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekly Free Read: BloodStorm by Amber Kallyn--Free!

Why are we featuring a free book on a Monday? This week we have two free books and this is a bonus for vampire lovers.


When duty forces a shaman to stop a vampire from her revenge, love doesn’t just burn... it bites.

 For two hundred years, Niki DeVeraux has been tracking the monster who murdered her family and made her a vampire. She finally catches up to him only to face more than she bargained for in a too-sexy sheriff who makes her remember she’s still a woman. With duties as Keeper of the peace and Sheriff, Shane Spencer must protect humanity and stop the friction between the local Arcaine races before it turns into an all out blood war.

When wolves start turning up dead, the tension between the races grows and suspicion falls on Niki. Shane knows she’s not to blame, and it has nothing to do with the primal urges she stirs within him. Working together, they must stop the hostilities from going over the edge. Trouble is, the desires raging between them might prove more dangerous than the surrounding threats.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Weekly Splurge: A Royal Likeness by Christine Trent--$10.83

If any of you are fans of Madam Tussaud, this look at a creative woman's life in turbulent times will enjoy Christine Trent's vivid portrayal.


As heiress to the famous Laurent Fashion Dolls business, Marguerite Ashby's future seems secure. But France still seethes with violence in the wake of the Revolution. And when Marguerite's husband Nicholas is killed during a riot at their shop, she leaves home vowing never to return. Instead, the young widow travels to Edinburgh and joins her old friend, Marie Tussaud, who has established a touring wax exhibition.
Under the great Tussaud's patient instruction, Marguerite learns to mold wax into stunningly lifelike creations. When Prime Minister William Pitt commissions a wax figure of military hero Admiral Nelson, Marguerite becomes immersed in a dangerous adventure--and earns the admiration of two very different men. And as Britain battles to overthrow Napoleon and flush out spies against the Crown, Marguerite will find her own loyalties, and her heart, under fire from all sides.

With wit, flair, and a masterful eye for telling details, Christine Trent brings one of history's most fascinating eras to vibrant life in an unforgettable story of desire, ambition, treachery, and courage.

Praise for Christine Trent's The Queen's Dollmaker
"Exuberant, sparkling, beguiling. . .brims with Dickensian gusto!" --Barbara Kyle, author of The Queen's Lady

"Winningly original. . .glittering with atmospheric detail!" --Leslie Carroll, author of Royal Affairs

"Unique, imaginative. . .replete with delightful details and astounding characters, both real and imagined." --Donna Russo Morin, author of The Courtier's Secret

Treat yourself for only $10.83: A Royal Likeness

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark--$2.99


2012 Eric Hoffer, First Horizon Award, Finalist
2012 Eric Hoffer, Commercial Fiction, Honorable Mention
2012 National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist
2012 Royal Dragonfly Awards, Second Place, ebook
2012 Royal Dragonfly Awards, Second Place, relationships
November 2011 Winner, Writers Type First Chapter Award
2011 Readers Favorite 5 Star Award

Behind the Scenes in the TV News Biz:  Deadlines, Divas, & Danger
For TV producer Melissa Moore, crisis management comes with the job. From employee meltdowns to her high-maintenance boss, there’s not much she hasn’t seen or can’t handle. But no one—including Melissa—expects a fistfight during the ten o’clock news. When sexy-but-crazy Alyssa Andrews lands a punch on her co-anchor’s face, Melissa jumps on set to help. She’s determined that WSGA’s reputation won’t be destroyed on her watch.
Both anchors are fired and Melissa agrees to fill in—but not before polishing her look from haircut to heels. While the new Melissa wows WSGA viewers, her personal life begins fraying at the edges. Melissa’s husband is away more than he’s home, leaving cryptic Post-it notes in his wake. Her mother’s antics spiral out of control at the nursing home, a friend’s daughter disappears, and a stalker makes Melissa her next target.

What happens next? Stay Tuned…

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Daily Cheap: Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark -- $2.99!

Today's book is an award winner and sure to please! A tasted of the south, exciting, charming and full of angst... Don't miss out on today's daily cheap: Dancing Naked in Dixie!

Readers Favorite - Silver Award for Southern Fiction 2012! 
2012 William Faulkner Novel Finalist, Short List! 
2012 Beach Book Festival Award, Finalist!
2012 Readers Favorite 5 Star Award! 
March 2012 Winner, Writers Type First Chapter Award! 
2011 Chick Lit Writers of the World, Get Your Stiletto In the Door Contest, Finalist!

Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired. 

With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage. 

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?


Indulge in Dancing Naked in Dixie for only $2.99!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Weekly Free Read! -- Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann



Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own impending storm could sweep him up as their sparring creates a fierce and uncomfortable attraction. From bestselling author Kristen Heitzmann.


Get Secrets (Michelli Family Series #1) for free!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Weekly Splurge: Bombay Assassins Greatest Hits Boxed Set by Leslie Langtry--$9.99


Gin Bombay is your typical soccer-mom/assassin, trying to balance killing bad guys with PTA meetings. We think this set is hysterical and well worth the splurge.

All five of the Bombay Family of Assassins books in one set! Includes; Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy, Guns Will Keep Us Together, Stand By Your Hitman, I Shot You Babe, Paradise By The Dashboard Lights.

“Irreverent, witty and fun…a wild, adventurous ride!”
-Katie MacAlister, New York Times Bestselling Author

“With an irreverent, tell-it-like-it-is, suburban-mom-assassin narrator, Leslie Langtry’s ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy delivers wild and wicked fun.”
-Julie Kenner, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…’ one truly original and wacky novel!”
-Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Those who like dark humor will enjoy a look into the deadliest female assassin and PTA mom’s life.”
-Parkersburg News

“The fast-paced romantic suspense chick lit thriller is over the top, but fans will want to follow suit as Leslie Langtry provides a satirical family drama.”
-Midwest Book Review

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense in ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy”
-Chicago Tribune

“The beleaguered soccer mom assassin concept is a winner, and Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.”
-Publisher’s Weekly

Treat yourself for only $9.99: Bombay Assassins Greatest Hits Box Set


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: Beauty by Laurell K. Hamilton--$2.99

Here at the Nook Lovers we try to avoid shorts, but in this case, because it's part of a wildly popular series, we're making an exception. This steamy outtake that takes readers even further into Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead.

You’d think I’d get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the fact that he was mine, and I was his, would forever surprise me.

With a vampire like Jean Claude around, it’s far too easy for Anita Blake to doubt her own appearance—and the hold it has on those who love her. But one hot tub and two incredibly sexy men—Jean Claude and Asher—will make her feel like the most lusted-after woman alive…or undead. Not bad for a mere human…

“Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Includes an excerpt of Kiss the Dead, the new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel

Indulge yourself for only $2.99: Beauty: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Outtake

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weekly Free Read: Still Life with Murder by P. B. Ryan--FREE!

You asked for more mysteries and we are happy to oblige!

National bestseller Still Life With Murder is the first book of P.B. Ryan’s acclaimed historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney and opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt. Thought to have died during the Civil War, Will is arrested for murder, and Nell must prove his innocence. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.

“A beautiful combination of entertaining characters, minute historical research, and a powerful evocation of time and place. I’m very glad there will be more to come.” New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly

“P.B. Ryan makes a stunning debut with Still Life With Murder...I can’t wait for the next installment.” Bestselling author Victoria Thompson 

“If you like fast moving, accurately drawn, historical mysteries, you won’t go wrong by trying Still Life With Murder.” Reviewing the Evidence

“Still Life With Murder is sheer perfection... gripping... powerful... unforgettable...You’ll know you’ve read one hell of a story after you turn the last page!” Reader to Reader Reviews 

"This is the first book in the acclaimed Gilded Age Mysteries series, and has many things to recommend it... a tidy package of well-drawn characters, lively story and historical verisimilitude." MyShelf.com

“...a highly entertaining book with a well-drawn pair of characters who have both sparkling chemistry and conversation. I’m looking forward to more Nell Sweeney mysteries.” All About Romance

“With its rich sense of place and time and a crisp, intelligent plot, readers will speed through this tale and be clamoring for more.” Bestselling author Earlene Fowler

“Utterly absorbing. Vividly alive characters in a setting so clearly portrayed that one could step right into it. A very clever plot in which each clue is clearly offered and yet the identity of the murderer is a complete surprise.” Roberta Gellis 

“This debut mystery is a winner, with a feisty heroine, a colorful historical backdrop and a strong mystery rife with complexities. An ideal blend of history and mystery.” Romantic Times BookReviews


Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekly Special: 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy by Leslie Langtry--99 cents!

This looks like so much fun we're going to be featuring it all week! You can't beat a bunch of laughs for less than a buck.

Gin Bombay is your typical soccer-mom/assassin, trying to balance killing bad guys with PTA meetings.

YOU CAN'T PICK YOUR FAMILY...

Death by Chocolate is her favorite dessert. And those knitting needles aren't just for craft projects. To most people, Gin Bombay is an ordinary single mom. Then again, they don't know she's from a family of top secret assassins. Somewhere between leading a Girl Scout troop for her kindergartner--would nooses count for a knot badge?--and keeping their puppy from destroying the furniture, Gin now has to take out a new target.

BUT YOU CAN PICK THEM OFF

Except this target has an incredibly hot Australian bodyguard who knows just how to make her weak in the knees. But with a mole threatening to expose everything, Gin doesn't have much time to let her hormones do the happy dance. She's got to find the leak and clear her assignment...or she'll end up next on the Bombay family hit list.

“Irreverent, witty and fun…a wild, adventurous ride!”
-Katie MacAlister, New York Times Bestselling Author

“With an irreverent, tell-it-like-it-is, suburban-mom-assassin narrator, Leslie Langtry’s ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy delivers wild and wicked fun.”
-Julie Kenner, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…’ one truly original and wacky novel!”
-Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Those who like dark humor will enjoy a look into the deadliest female assassin and PTA mom’s life.”
-Parkersburg News

“The fast-paced romantic suspense chick lit thriller is over the top, but fans will want to follow suit as Leslie Langtry provides a satirical family drama.”
-Midwest Book Review

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense in ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy”
-Chicago Tribune

“The beleaguered soccer mom assassin concept is a winner, and Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.”
-Publisher’s Weekly

Indulge yourself for only 99 cents! 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Daily Cheap -- Feyland: The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp -- $0.99!


With over 200,000 reads on Wattpad, rave reviews and top ratings, we think you'll like this new YA fantasy from Anthea Sharp!
WHEN A GAME…

Feyland is the most immersive computer game ever designed, and Jennet Carter is the first to play the prototype. But she doesn’t suspect the virtual world is close enough to touch — or that she’ll be battling for her life against the Dark Queen of the faeries.

TURNS REAL…

Tam Linn is the perfect hero — in-game. Too bad the rest of his life is seriously flawed. The last thing he needs is rich-girl Jennet prying into his secrets, insisting he’s the only one who can help her.
WINNING IS EVERYTHING…

Together, Jennet and Tam enter the Dark Realm of Feyland, only to discover that the entire human world is in danger. Pushed to the limit of their abilities, they must defeat the Dark Queen… before it’s too late.

Indulge in Feyland: The Dark Realm for only $0.99!

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Daily Cheap Read: The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley--$1.99

This is a deal you cannot pass up. This excellent novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Susanna Kearsley, is a steal at $1.99 and we're not sure how much longer that price is going to hold! If you love time-travel novels written beautifully, this is for you.


Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time.

But Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago. As she begins to question her place in the present, she comes to realize that she too must decide where she really belongs.

From Susanna Kearsley, author of the New York Times bestseller The Winter Sea and a voice acclaimed by fans of Gabaldon, du Maurier, and Niffenegger alike, The Rose Garden is a haunting exploration of love, family, the true meaning of home, and the ties that bind us together.

Indulge yourself for only $1.99: The Rose Garden