We’ve noticed that there are two main camps of romance readers: those who prefer contemporary novels, and those who love historical reads. Sure, some readers enjoy both, but the styles are certainly quite different.
If you’re a fan of historical romances, these deals are for you. LADY EVE’S INDISCRETION from Grace Burrowes is $3.99, LOVING A FAIRY GODMOTHER is $2.99, and HOW TO MARRY A DUKE is $3.49. These deals are goon on 4/23.
Are you team contemporary or team historical? Tell us in the comments!
We picked two historical romances and one contemporary deal for you today. All three of these books are on sale on April 22, so grab them while you can!
Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham is a contemporary coming-of-age romance with plenty of drama, powerful characters and a love triangle that will keep you flipping the pages. It’s only $2.99 today. Rules of Surrender by Christina Dodd ($3.79 today) is a historical romance about a governess called Lady Charlotte – she has to balance her station with her love for a handsome man she meets. Follow Catherine Daniels, a woman who time travels to medieval Scotland while on the run from her ex-husband, in Janet Chapman’s novel Tempting the Highlander (part of the Highlander trilogy) — it’s only $0.99 today.
A fun, fast, flirty read, THREE DAYS IN SEATTLE is a delicious blend of sweet romance and fast-paced suspense in the Emerald City. Is the handsome stranger there to help, or is he the one who wants Kate dead? The story sends readers on an engaging romp through romance, revenge, and murder.
Fans of Stephanie Bond or Barbara Freethy will enjoy THREE DAYS IN SEATTLE.
Ms. Burroughs’ inspiration for THREE DAYS IN SEATTLE came from her love of Seattle and the love between her son and his wife. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel would star in the movie version of this novel.
This will be available for $0.99 on April 22nd.
When characters become so real to you that you just have to tell their story, that’s the best time to get them out of your head and write your book. I began a few years ago writing down these stories, and they have taken on a life of their own. There are now seven of them, with a few more coming by the end of the year. What other profession lets you just make things up?
My favorite food is babyback ribs, but cheesecake is a close second. I write in my home office, which I can have complete quiet to let my mind run free. I listen to contemporary Christian music and some Country Western and my favorite TV show has to be Castle.
Nicholas Sparks needs no introduction. When you pick up one his books you are guaranteed the perfect read, and usually a tear or two as well. Both these novels are $3.99 for Kindle today. If you haven’t read them yet, be sure to get them. Read them already? Tell other readers what you thought in the comments.
All three of these light romance novels are $1.99 for Kindle today.
Travis Walker can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he’ll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens eviction, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot.
When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station and also meets the love of his life, he at last sees a future for himself. But getting it is not going to be easy…
Those who like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looking for Alaska, and 13 Reasons Why will enjoy GIRLS LOVE TRAVIS WALKER.
Ms. Pfeffer was inspired to GIRLS LOVE TRAVIS WALKER by a boy she once knew that planted the seed in her mind. She would have Reeve Carney play Travis Walker.
This will be available for $0.99 on April 21st.
Only fifteen minutes since I’d entered the halls of Perdido High School and already the beady eye of authority was upon me. I hadn’t even done anything wrong.
“Travis!” Ms. Valenzuela called out to me from the door of the guidance office. Although she was getting old, maybe into her early forties, she hadn’t let herself go. She had great legs, which were hidden today by her lime green pants.
“Yo.” I loped over and unleashed a grin that combined sincere remorse for my failings with my irresistible charm.
I am a mom and a dachshund lover and have lived in Los Angeles for most of my life. I’ve worked as a banker and a lawyer, but my favorite job of all is writing. I like to write hopeful and sometimes funny stories about kids overcoming tough circumstances. And a bit of romance is always good, too!
Favorite Food: I love refined carbohydrates
Favorite Place to Write: I write at home in my pajamas and am so happy that I can. I enjoy my home and my family.
Favorite TV show: Reality TV
You will find yourself captivated by JUST EVIL with it’s mix of mystery, romance and murder.
Three Beverly Hills friends have hidden their dark pasts. Kit, Baylee, and Quinn haven’t had perfect lives and their past secrets are about to be brought back to the present.
JUST EVIL is exciting and faced-paced and just the first in a trilogy! Nora Roberts and Karen Robard fans will enjoy JUST EVIL.
Blake Lively and Jensen Ackles are who we imagine as the main characters in JUST EVIL.
This will be available for $2.99 on April 21st.
Vickie is the author of eight novels, including the Skye Cree series, The Evil Trilogy, and the Pelican Pointe series. She grew up listening to her mother tell ghost stories and other tales chocked full of vivid characters her mother made up to entertain three kids. A beachgoer, an ocean-lover, a dreamer, she lives in Southern California with the love of her life.
When she isn’t working on her next manuscript or screenplay, she loves to spend time outdoors. In her spare time she tries to grow things, which other people commonly refer to as gardening. She loves reading all kinds of books about a variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. She loves to play video games, and enjoys watching football with the hubby. If you’ve ever read any of her books, you know she’s a die-hard Raider fan, which means she has the patience of Job. She lives for chocolate, but then who doesn’t? She’ll kill for a cup of coffee in the morning. She’s convinced the best food on earth is French fries. And she could easily be a vegetarian if not for bacon.
“Funny”, “Sexy”, “Romantic” describe all 3 of our romance finds for today. A Walk in the Park is $1.99 for Kindle today. Barbara Freethy’s moving novel Don’t Say a Word is 99c for Kindle today. Crazy Little Things was a 2013 RITA® Finalist for Best First Book and is laugh-out-loud funny. It’s $3.99 today.
All three of this novels by award-winning and acclaimed authors are not to be missed. Cain by Jose Saramago (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998) is only $4.09 for Kindle today (save over $10). Save $19 on The Good House, the latest release by Ann Leary. Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane has over 400 5-star reviews and is only $4.99 today (save $10).
Fairies are trouble…sinful trouble? Sweet sister Delilah gets diamonds, wicked sister Isadora gets toads. DIAMONDS AND TOADS is a thoroughly naughty twisted fairytale romance that will have you laughing and sighing with joy.
Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Julie Garwood will like DIAMONDS AND TOADS.
Ms. Saxon was inspired by The Charles Perrault fairytale by the same name, but she wanted to tell the “wicked” sister’s story, too, all with a modern twist to find true love! She imagines Jennifer Tilly or Debi Mazar for Delilah and Isla Fisher for Isadora.
This will be also be available on Nook and Apple for $0.99 on April 18.
A loud crack! split the air and Delilah whirled around. A sudden scent of patchouli filled her nostrils. All around her, a rosy watercolor haze washed over the landscape. A giddy bubble of fear tripped up Delilah’s spine as a spray of glitter dust drifted in the space where the woman had been. And in her place, a yellow parrot perched on the handle of the cart, staring at her from one beady black eye. Delilah hawked a reflexive cough and something small, hard, and cold fell from her mouth into her palm. “Sweet Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.” A diamond.
I am an indie-published author of both contemporary and historical sensual romance. I have been an avid reader of both genres since I was a tween. Interestingly, I never really contemplated writing one until a particular day (in November of 2006), out of pure frustration, and after having read Julie Garwood’s THE BRIDE for about the millionth time and wanting DESPERATELY to know the whole story of Mary (the sister of heroine) and Daniel (the friend of hero), that I finally thought: “I’m just going to write the story for myself, so that every time I read this book again, I’ll always know what happened to the sister.” Well, needless to say, it only took me about 5-10 minutes into the writing of it to realize I had NO idea how to write like Julie Garwood, nor WHAT Julie Garwood would do with her characters (another source of frustration, I might add—I still wish she’d write that sequel!) However, the germ of the idea was set and I ended up writing a completely different story purely springing from my frustration in not knowing the other characters’ story! As far as how long I’ve been writing, well, I’ve been keeping a journal since I was a pre-teen and in my teenage years I wrote a lot of poetry. Funnily, I always had the itch to write fiction, but when I tried sitting down to just write a short story or something, I could never keep my own interest—not until I tried my hand at romance. Then, for me, it was like reading a romance as I wrote it. I loved it, loved the process, and still do.
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Place to write: On the couch with my laptop HDMI cabled to my big screen t.v.
Favorite Music: 60s, 70s, 80s rock, alternative rock PLUS I love Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Rogers & Hammerstein, and all the blues and jazz singers from the 20s and 30s
Favorite TV show: Right now, Game of Thrones. I LOVE this show!!!
When we’re on vacation, we want a light read to make us laugh. These 5 picks are perfect to start while sitting by the pool, or, if you’re lucky, by the beach.
Nicholas Sparks and Nora Roberts need no introduction. Their novels THE GUARDIAN and UNFINISHED BUSINESS are $3.49 each today. WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a women’s fiction / humor read – less of a romance, more laughter ($4.99 today). Julia Quinn’s THE BRIDGERTONS, $4.49, is a historical romance that centers around one family (you’ll adore them). HOT QUIT is our $0.99 pick for today – it’s a typical cowboy romance that you don’t want to miss!
All of these deals are good on 4/17.
These 2 romance novels are engaging and satisfying. Save $14 on Light on the Veranda by Ciji Ware is $1.99 today. Pick up No Tan Lines today for your first beach read of the Summer, and save $12. Happy reading!
A decorator and a British spy? THE HOT SHOTS is a thrilling romance between a Boston decorator, Sophia Alano, and a hot shot British spy, Chauncey Miller. After their meeting, he must protect her from being caught in the crossfires of a revenge-seeking madman. But will he be able to fight off his feelings for Sophia?
Readers who like Janet Evanovich and Gemma Halliday will enjoy THE HOT SHOTS.
Stephanie Queen, the author, was inspired to write THE HOT SHOTS because she wanted to write the big bang theory romance where a British spy meets Boston decorator and no one is ever the same! She imagines Emma Stone as Sophia.
This is available on Kindle, Nook and Apple for $0.99 on April 16.
Stephanie Queen lives in bucolic New Hampshire where writing happy, snappy romances takes most of her time. But you can also find her squeezing a UConn football or basketball game into her schedule. Right now, she’s busy writing her next book in the Scotland Yard Exchange Program Series. Visit her website to learn more at StephanieQueen.com or connect with Stephanie Queen on Twitter or Facebook.
I’m certain that my favorite place to write is Hawaii. Someday I’ll get there and prove it. My favorite exercise is dancing to 70s music. My favorite food is milk chocolate Lindt Truffle balls. And last, but not least, my favorite background noise is listening to NCIS reruns on TV while I slave away on my computer writing happy snappy romance novels.
SAND DOLLAR is a heart warming romantic fantasy that is sure to have you laughing, crying and falling in love with Noah. Noah Hartman on his deathbed describes his life of love and loss, only to discover a far greater truth.
SAND DOLLAR was inspired by the author’s life after finding a sand dollar while snorkeling in the Caribbean and how it applied to his life. Who would play Noah? Channing Tatum, of course!
This is also available on Nook and Apple.
BOOM ! The precious sand dollar in Noah’s hand exploded. In what seemed like slow motion, the sand dollar disintegrated through his fingers into a thousand tiny grains of sand that evanesced into obscurity. “Because for me, the sand dollar represents life, and how fragile life really is. What was once so very precious to me, suddenly and without warning, disintegrated and vanished before my eyes. Just like the sand dollar, life holds no promises. Seemingly solid and secure in our grasp, the blessings we have in our lives today are easily shattered tomorrow. The lesson learned: never take your loved ones for granted. And if you’re ever lucky enough to find that one person in life who makes you love more than any other person could possibly make you love, you treat every day together as if it were your last. You cherish every moment.” “However, for me, this lesson came too late, for she was already gone, seemingly lost forever. And there was nothing I could do to put the pieces back together. I would spend my life wishing I could somehow travel back, back in time, to the day I first laid eyes on that precious beauty.” The precious beauty of Robin’s young face was shadowed by sadness as she nervously searched Noah’s worried eyes for reassurance.
Born and raised in New England, Sebastian Cole joined his family’s business after graduating from Brown University in the 80s. A true romantic, his life is defined by following his heart and pursuing his dreams, which is why he has become a novelist. Sebastian writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding that one person in life you’re meant to be with.
His debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, has won numerous awards, including being a winner in the Beverly Hills Book Awards, a finalist in the ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition for first-time authors, and currently a finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book Of The Year Award. Sand Dollar was on the cover of Publishers Weekly (March 25, 2013 issue). With a rating of 4.6 stars on Amazon, the book has been getting rave reviews, many of which compare him to his favorite author, Nicholas Sparks. Whether or not he ever achieves that kind of success, touching the lives of others through my writing has been the single most gratifying thing he has ever done in his life.
A reluctant witch. A vampire kidnapper. And a demonic stalker. A wild ride you won’t forget.
SOMETHING WITCHY is a wonderful young adult romance that fans of The Morganville Vampires Series and The Soul Screamers Series will enjoy. It was inspired by a poem written by a good friend of the author’s about a love potion, and she found it both sweet and funny.
SOMETHING WITCHY will be $2.99 on April 15th.
For several long, tense minutes, we just sat there. The time ticked by slowly, and I got edgier and edgier with each passing second. Leave it to me to get myself into a situation like this. He was probably sitting there wondering how I would taste—and I hoped I gave him food poisoning—and where he was going to hide the body when he was done with me. One bloody murder scene after another played out in my mind, and I became more and more terrified with each one. I was shaking hard enough that I was surprised I wasn’t rocking the entire car. Therefore, when Nathan reached over and touched my cheek, I nearly jumped out of my skin.
I started writing 8 years ago for my daughter, but now I write because I…well, because I have to write. Other than my husband and my kids, it’s my one true love. True, it cuts in on things like laundry and cooking (which I’m terrible at, anyway) but it makes me happy.
A few little things everyone should know about me…
Favorite Movie: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite Writing Spot: Outside. Even if it’s just on the porch, I seem to work better with a little fresh air.
Most Important Writing Tool: Headphones. I have to have music when I write. They also have the added bonus of letting everyone know I’m unavailable for conversation.
Romance readers: check out these three bestsellers for less than $2 each. WHY I LOVE SINGLEHOOD, a fun contemporary novel about a thirty-something coffee shop owner, is only $0.99. BUTTERFLY SWORDS, $1.99, is a historical romance about a princess in the Tang Dynasty. MOTHER OF THE BRIDE, also $1.99, is a zany and snappy romcom that will keep you laughing.
All three deals are good on April 14!
The AFTERLIFE series, from international best seller Willow Rose, delves into the life of a young girl after her death. It’s a quirky romantic take on life after death.
Fans of the Twilight series, Harry Potter, and Amanda Hocking will like the AFTERLIFE series.
The author was inspired to write the AFTERLIFE series after reading the book ‘Heaven is for Real’, about a child who died, went too heaven and came back. When his dad asked him what he did while dead and in Heaven, he said “I went to school, of course”. She couldn’t get the idea out of her head and soon the characters came alive.
This book is $2.99 on April 14th.
Willow Rose is a writer with big diversity. She writes young adult fiction, adult fiction, paranormal romance and horror/mystery. She never stops getting new ideas and sometimes she can’t write them fast enough. Currently 5 of her books are on Best Seller lists in USA and UK.
Favorite Food: Seafood – which is great when you live in Florida.
Favorite Place to Write: I write in my bedroom.
Favorite Music: What I listen to depends on what I write. If it is horror, then I listen to Florence and the Machine, if it is romance, I listen to James Blunt.
Favorite TV Show: I love to watch almost anything on TV. I’m a huge movie-fanatic and will stick with any TV-show if it is well-written.
JUST LIKE HEAVEN is a heart warming and sometimes tear jerking story, that follows the lives of 2 young adults fresh out of high school. From different worlds, but their lives intertwine with each other and touch those around them, finding true love in each others arms. With promises hard kept and ultimately coming to grips with the difficult decision on what is truly the most important thing in life.
The author was inspired to write JUST LIKE HEAVEN through a friend who was just like Demi. Who would play Demi in the movie version? Jessica Alba, of course.
Ever since high school had begun, Demi had faded into the background. She failed to do things which would make her stand out; wearing tight sweaters, make-up and dating boys. Instead she preferred to focus on her studies, much to her father’s delight. Even though she was now seventeen, she still had sleepovers with her best friends every other weekend. She enjoyed foreign films, sushi and had never dyed her hair. At high school, Demi had never fit in. To a guy like Arthur, a jock, she would be just another nerd.
I’m now out of my “new adult”-hood but still enjoy young adult and new adult stories. I’ve enjoyed writing ever since I could hold a pencil and with the advent of ebooks and technology I enjoy it even more. My books are full of emotion and romance, sometimes silly, sometimes tear-jerking. I’m currently working on a new adult romance series due out later this year.
My favorite food would be Italian or Thai food. Yumm.. I enjoy spending time in the library or coffee house. I really enjoy Gilmore Girls for their wit and sense of humor, but can’t get through an episode of The Simpsons without a good laugh. 🙂
PROMISE COVE is a tender story of love and redemption. It takes place on the idyllic central coast of California. The characters spring to life in this well drawn and believable tale.
PROMISE COVE is an uplifting read that readers of Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, and Debbie Macomber will enjoy.
This novel is available for $2.99 on April 12.
Nick came awake, trembling. Sweat beaded on his body. He ran a shaky hand over his face before glancing at the clock by the bed. Three-fifteen a.m. He’d gotten less than four hours sleep. Insomnia was proving to be a bitch. Living with the dream was even worse. Every night to be taken back in time to that day, as if watching the same scene play out, burned in his brain, he had to relive it over and over again.
I like to write about everyday people, putting them in difficult, real life situations, and have them rise to the occasion using their wits and strong will to overcome the obstacles to bring down their foe. And I especially like to give my readers a resolution and a happy ending.
Looking for a light-hearted romance? All four of these fit the bill, and they’re all 99c for Kindle today.