These novels all play off pop culture in some fashion – and they’re all fun reads to keep you occupied this week.
PREP ($3.99) is a coming-of-age story of Lee, a 14-year-old starting prep school in Massacussetts. ELIMINATION NIGHT ($2.99) is a novel that takes you behind-the-scenes of competitions like American Idol and The X Factor. GOLDBERG VARIATIONS ($2.99) is kind of like a modern day King Lear… except hilarious.
These deals are good on 4/29.
Find yourself drawn into this dark vampire romance from New York Times Bestseller author, Lara Adrian. A reckless act of need binds Dante, the fiercest of the Breed’s vampire warriors, to Tess Culver, a mortal woman who arouses his most primal hungers and desires . . . a woman who just might be in league with his enemies.
Readers of Jeaniene Frost and Kresley Cole will enjoy KISS OF CRIMSON.
KISS OF CRIMSON was born from the author’s desire to write an paranormal action novel in keeping with movies like, Blade and Underworld, but with a healthy dose of steamy romance.
This is also available on Nook and Apple on April 29th.
“What happened to you?”
The man grunted, gave a vague shake of his dark head like he wasn’t going to tell her anything about it. Perhaps he couldn’t.
“You’re covered in burns and wounds. My God, there must be hundreds of them. Were you in some kind of accident?” She glanced down to where one of his hands was resting on his abdomen. Blood was seeping through his fingers from a fresh, deep puncture. “Your gut is bleeding–and your leg too. Jesus, have you been shot?”
LARA ADRIAN is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series, with nearly 4 million books in print worldwide and translations licensed to more than 19 countries. Her books regularly appear in the top spots of all the major bestseller lists including the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc. Her debut title, Kiss of Midnight, was named Borders Books bestselling debut romance of 2007. Later that year, her third title, Midnight Awakening, was named one of Amazon.com’s Top Ten Romances of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).
Sarah Woods is not your run of the mill wife and mother – she solves crimes. THE SARAH WOODS MYSTERY SERIES is a set of fast-paced short novels with plenty of mystery, humor, romance, twists and turns, and surprise endings.
Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series will like THE SARAH WOODS MYSTERY SERIES.
Sarah Woods is the author’s alter-ego and this set contains the adventures that the author wishes she could do in real life. Who would play Sarah Woods in a movie? Ashley Judd, of course!
This is available on April 28.
“Listen, Janet”―Carter rested a hand on the woman’s shoulder―“I think what you’re feeling right now is common. You want Marty’s death to make sense. Your brain is refusing to believe that a simple mistake could lead to such a tragic end for Marty. And I understand that. But he probably became distracted as he walked out into the street. It happens.” “It’s more than that,” she persisted. “Call it intuition, call it whatever you want, but I know in my heart that Marty’s death was not accidental.”
I live with my seventeen year old son in Kittery, Maine. I love to travel, walk, read and eat. I have been writing since I was ten, but wrote my first novel at thirty-eight. I have been many things in my life-time: massage therapist, glass blower, waitress, vagabond, and vacuum salesperson.I believe writing books is my calling– I don’t ever want to be a vacuum salesperson again….
Favorite color : blue
Favorite Place to Write : my bed
Favorite Music : French tunes from the fifties
FavoriteTV show : The Good Wife
SEEKING A SCRIBE is a fantasy romance that will have you enchanted from the beginning. When Lyra opens her lost childhood book, she remembers her destiny as the next Scribe and must save Dragonspeir’s Alliance from overthrow by the Dark Realm.
Ms. Moore inspired to write SEEKING A SCRIBE by Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and wanted to write a story that had a heroine in parallel worlds trying to save the fantasy world.
SEEKING A SCRIBE is a fun fast read that will bewitch you!
This is available for $0.99 on April 27.
She cautiously took a tiny sip, just enough to wet her lips and the tip of her tongue. The flavor flooded her mouth, and her mind swam with wonderful memories. The taste transformed into that of gigantic popcorn balls the sheriff’s wife down the street made for Halloween trick-or-treaters, accompanied by images of Lyra’s costume—a red, fringed gypsy skirt borrowed from Mom. Next came a pumpkin flavor and vision of holding a cold piece of “punky-pie” in her five-year-old hand. Another swallow returned her experience back to anise. “What is this? How did you know?” “Let me introduce myself.” His grin spread into a smile as his eyes met hers. He took a step closer. “I’m Cullen, Cullen Drake, and I know many things. What I don’t know is what sort of books you like to read.”
MARSHA A. MOORE
Marsha A. Moore is an author of fantasy romance. Much of her life feeds the creative flow she uses to weave highly imaginative tales. The magic of art and nature often spark life into her writing, as well as watercolor painting and drawing. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out for an hour or more is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical! She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and is excited to be taking part in a Kripalu yoga teacher training program during 2013. That spiritual quest helps her explore the mystical side of fantasy.
I’m addicted to watching Once Upon a Time and Vikings.
Easy and breezy is what we were looking for in today’s contemporary romance picks. If you want a sweet romance to swoon through this weekend, these three books are for you.
Jill Shalvis’ STRONG AND SEXY is $3.49, and is a fun romance about a charter pilot who falls for a client’s daughter. SO THIS IS LOVE from Barbara Freethy ($4.99) is the love story about a fire investigator and a homicide detective – filled with powerful characters and sweet moments. Robyn Carr’s THE WANDERER ($3.99) is the story of Han Cooper, a newcomer to a pristine coastal Oregon town.
These deals are good on 4/26.
Who says you can’t find true love on a reality show? In this case, true love is behind the camera, when Libby Pembroke falls in love with TV producer Rand Jennings. It’s just too bad that he thinks that Libby is her identical twin sister, Lissa.
LOVE IN REALITY is a fresh, fun, and easy romantic read. You will laugh out loud and have your heart touched by LOVE IN REALITY.
This is available on April 26th.
After pairing up lawyers romantically in her head for fifteen years, Magdalen Braden traded in her job as an attorney to set her inner matchmaker free. Today she draws on her past adventures in a Philadelphia law office to write her sexy contemporary romance series, The Blackjack Quartet.
Magdalen fuels her creativity by attending the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program and blogging about the romance genre at Promantica.com. As president of her local Romance Writers of America® chapter, Magdalen gives back to the writing community and helps other authors reach their dreams.
When not writing or studying, she enjoys spending time with her crossword-loving husband, their Rhody-mix dog, and two ever-present cats in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Head back to the 60s for a summertime love story in SARAH OF THE MOON. Journalist Alex meets Sarah and must solve all the puzzles surrounding her before he leaves San Francisco. He also just might be falling in love…
If you like The Mamas & the Papas, you’ll like SARAH OF THE MOON.
This is available for $0.99 on April 26th.
I have been writing since I was a teenager. I have had poetry and other writings published locally. I have also written articles for a local paper and won an award for creative writing.
I have published a book of short stories concerning growing up in Baltimore City in the 1960s, titled The Boys of Northwood.
My second novel, Sarah of the Moon, is a fictional love story, with a touch of mystery, that takes place in San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love.
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Romance readers! Check out these great sales. What a Westmoreland Wants is only $0.81 today, and is a bestseller in the Harlequin Desire series. If you love Brenda Jackson’s novels, grab this one (especially since it’s less than a buck). Julia Quinn’s novel The Viscount Who Loved Me is $2.99, and we snagged this one for historical fans. It tales place in 1814 – London’s most eligible bachelor falls in love with his chosen wife’s older sister. Drama, drama drama!
These deals are good on 4/25.
We’ve got ne Harlequin Romance and one bundle of contemporary romantic comedies in this round up – both are on sale for April 25 and both will keep you swooning.
The Bachelor Pact from Rita Herron, $0.99 today, contains two books in the ‘Maddie’ series and one standalone – all are hilarious. His Personal Agenda is a Harlequin romance – so if you’re a fan of their paperbacks, grab this one!
These deals are good on 4/25.
What happens when an honest man has to choose between the hangman’s noose or living a lie? Cole Richards is wanted for bank robbery, but Daisy Gardner thinks he’s the new marshal–and she’s determined to marry him! MUCH ADO ABOUT MARSHALS is a witty and delightful romance that will have your heart singing!
Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Maggie Osborne will like MUCH ADO ABOUT MARSHALS.
MUCH ADO ABOUT MARSHALS came about from the author’s research about dime novels. She thought to herself wouldn’t it be a good story to a dime store owner’s daughter be obsessed over a dime store novel’s lady detective. Tom Selleck and Reese Witherspoon would make a good Cole and Daisy – don’t you think?
This is available on April 25th.
Stay calm and think. So Daisy’s sister was the woman who’d shot him. What lousy luck. He had to get the hell out of here, especially since Miss Daisy thought he was the town’s new marshal. He didn’t even know what town.
There’s nothing quite like growing up in Owyhee County, Idaho, to fuel a young girl’s imagination. Jacquie Rogers lived on a dairy farm six miles southwest of Homedale. Stories popped into her head while she fed calves, or hoed beets, or shucked corn. And so it’s only reasonable that she should end up writing western historical romance full of dashing heroes and despicable bad guys set in the Wild West, which was and always will be Owyhee County, Idaho. It’s where the Old West really happened. Much Ado About Marshals (Hearts of Owyhee #1) won the RttA Award for Best Western Historical Romance in 2012. Other books in the series: Much Ado About Madams, and Much Ado About Mavericks. Coming soon, book 4: Much Ado About Miners.
Favorite Food: Strawberry shortcake
Favorite Place to Write: Creating wild adventures while sipping a triple grande latte at the local coffee shop
FRACTURED is the second in a paranormal romance series that revolves around the lives of Danielle and Ethan, a vampire. They have found a cure to Ethan’s thirst for blood, but in doing so have sparked a civil war amongst the vampires.
If you like Stephanie Meyers, Lynn Kurland or Lynsay Sand you will enjoy FRACTURED.
The author was inspired to write FRACTURED by Jane Austen and vampires. She also sees Leighton Meester as Danielle in FRACTURED.
FRACTURED will be available on April 24th for $1.99.
I’ve always had an interest in fairies, mermaids, vampires, and, in truth, just about any type of fantasy or myth. When stories of these beings continued to entertain my thoughts, to the point of almost haunting me, I decided it was time to start writing them down. FATEFUL was my first finished work, and FRACTUED was my second. I’ve published 5 books, and 1 cookbook. I have several other books in the plans. All of them will have elements of fantasy in them, along with a romantic twist.
Favorite Food: I love Crème Brule topped with lots of fresh berries.
Favorite Place to Write: I write in my office surrounded by artwork of fairies, much of which I painted myself
Favorite Music: I love listening to bands like Black Lab and Imagine Dragons.
Favorite TV show: At the moment, my favorite TV show is Vampire Diaries.
To us, beach reads should be engaging, fun, and the definition of ‘escapism.’ Humor, romance, thriller, fantasy – doesn’t matter – just has to be a book that takes us away from everyday life.
These picks are perfect for an afternoon of escapism, whether you’re on vacation or not. Jill Shalvis (a NYT Bestselling Author)’s novel LUCKY IN LOVE is a love story that you won’t be able to put down. It’s only $3.49 today BIG STONE GAP is more of a historical read (but recent history – think 1978). It’s $2.99 today and it a must-read for fans of happy endings. BEACH COLORS is a novel about finding joy – something that we all could do a little better. It’s $4.99 today and you don’t want to miss this one.
These deals are good on 4/23.
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.