Category: Romance
Flawless – Historical romance for $1.99 0 comments

A passion this seductive is more precious than diamonds. . . .
Sir William Christie, ruthless tycoon and notorious ladies’ man, is dead. Now his four grown children have gathered for the reading of his will. What lies in store for stepsiblings Vivienne, Alexander, and twins Gareth and Gwyneth? Stunning challenges that will test their fortitude across a royal empire . . . and lead them to the marvelously passionate adventures of their lives.
Lady Vivienne Bancroft fled England for New York, hoping to shed the confines of her arranged marriage to unrepentant rogue Miles Durham, Viscount Bancroft–though she never forgot the fiery desire he unleashed with his slightest touch. And when the gambling man arrives on her doorstep for a little sensual revenge for her desertion, he is met with Vivienne’s dilemma: She must earn her father’s inheritance by profitably running a diamond business worth millions in colonial South Africa. Swept together in an exotic undertaking filled with heated passion and hungry temptation, will Vivienne and Miles discover that the marriage vows they once made are the greatest snare–or the most treasured reward?
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The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Collection: A Vote of Confidence, Fit to be Tied, A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher – Only $2.99 0 comments

Buy this three-book bundle of inspirational historical romances by Robin Lee Hatcher for only $2.99.
A Vote of Confidence: The stage is set for some intriguing insight into what it was like during 1915 to be a woman in a “man’s world.” Her passion for the town, its people, and the surrounding land prompt Gwen to run for mayor. A wealthy newcomer throws his hat into the ring in an effort to overcome opposition to the health resort he’s building north of town. When the opponents fall in love, everything changes.
Fit to be Tied: It’s 1916, and Idaho rancher Cleo Arlington knows everything about horses but nothing about men. So when charged with transforming English aristocrat Sherwood Statham from playboy into cowboy, she’s totally disconcerted.
A Matter of Character: It’s 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs. But Daphne has a secret. A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories . . . except Daphne.
When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads.
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Repost at a great price: The Second Chances Collection: Romantic suspense by Terri Blackstock – Only $2.99 0 comments

I have listened to or read these romantic suspense novels – each one is very good. My favorite is Never Again Good-bye. The four-book bundle is selling for $2.99 today.
Never Again Good-bye: Normally Wes Grayson would have been attracted to the striking woman with the camera. But she has clearly been stalking Amy, his adoptive daughter. Laney Fields has a longing to see the child she’d brought into the world six years ago.
When Dreams Cross: Justin Pierce’s brainchild, Khaki Kangaroo, is exactly the cartoon theme Andi Sherman needs for her world-class amusement park, Promised Land. In turn, Andi’s park is the opportunity that can rocket Justin from obscurity to success. Their shared past may drive them apart.
Blind Trust: Two weeks before he was to marry Sherry Grayson, Clint Jessup disappeared without a trace. Suddenly, eight months later, he’s back with no word of explanation. Whatever secret Clint is hiding, it’s changed him. And it’s about to change Sherry, sweeping her and Clint into a terrifying whirlpool of pursuit and intrigue.
Broken Wings: Among the 151 people who died in the crash of Flight 94 was Mick Hammon, the plane’s captain and Erin Russell’s close friend. A pilot herself, Erin now struggles with the shattering losses both of her friend and of her own confidence in the cockpit.
Erin fights to save Mick’s reputation. But that fight pits her against Addison Lowe, the crash investigator. Click here to purchase The Second Chances Collection

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Sweet Christmas Kisses: Fourteen Sweet Christmas Romances – Only 99 cents 0 comments

Sweet Christmas Kisses takes you from small-town USA to England, Scotland, and even Ecuador; from the beach to snow-capped mountains, and to the wild–sometimes magical–west. The Sweet Christmas Kisses bundle will bring you laughter, tears, and always joy, for more than 1600 pages. This holiday season, warm your heart with 14 Sweet Christmas Kisses, a bundle of PG-rated romance novels and novellas selling for only 99 cents today.
Almost Perfect Christmas: Aaron wants to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits Christy’s help to do it. When they’re talked into a make-believe wedding, can a real one be far behind?
Mistletoe in Maine: A single mom takes her kids on vacation in Maine and meets a handsome innkeeper, a young widower with a teenage son. A winter wonderland love story about faith and new beginnings.
The Army Doctor’s Christmas Baby: An army surgeon with twins falls for the nanny, but will her secret destroy their happiness?
Stormy Times: A rock star, vet, and puppy meet in a blizzard and sparks fly…
The Christmas Promise: When a chocolate heiress bumps into a wounded warrior during Christmas, chaos ensues thanks in part to three fairy godmothers…er, a trio of meddlesome nuns.
Plus Merry Christmas, Darling, Some Christmas Magic, Christmas in White Oak, Lucky Break Christmas: Homecoming, Beach Christmas by Grace Greene, Her Christmas Cruise, A Scottish Christmas, Small Town Christmas, and By Christmas.
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The Outlaw of Cedar Ridge – Historical Western romance – Only 99 cents 0 comments

The day Evie met Benjamin Rolfe, a man with an unbridled enthusiasm for life and grandiose plans to match, she knew they’d marry and live happily ever after…
Five years later, her charming rancher is now a bitter, cynical stranger with a shaky moral compass. And after too many shattered dreams, Evie no longer believes in fairy tale endings.
When they lose the homestead and head out on the open road to start a new life in Oregon, their marriage is already strained to breaking point. Can their love survive this second chance?
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Sentimental Journey – Home Front – Book #1 – WWII romance – Just 99 cents 0 comments

Before they became The Greatest Generation, they were young men and women in love . . .
It’s June 1943. From New York to California, families gather to send their sons and husbands, friends and lovers off to war. The attack on Pearl Harbor seems a long time ago as America begins to understand that their boys won’t be home any time soon.
In Forest Hills, New York City, twenty-year-old Catherine Wilson knows all about waiting. She’s been in love with boy-next-door Doug Weaver since childhood, and if the war hadn’t started when it did, she would be married and maybe starting a family, not sitting at the window of her girlhood bedroom, waiting for her life to begin.
But then a telegram from the War Department arrives, shattering her dreams of a life like the one her mother treasures.
Weeks drift into months as she struggles to find her way. An exchange of letters with Johnny Danza, a young soldier in her father’s platoon, starts off as a patriotic gesture, but soon becomes a long-distance friendship that grows more important to her with every day that passes.
The last thing Catherine expects is to open her front door on Christmas Eve to find Johnny lying unconscious on the Wilsons’ welcome mat with a heart filled with new dreams that are hers for the taking.
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Inspirational romance: A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Petersen – Today only – Just 99 cents 0 comments

All Beth Gallatin has really wanted out of life is to settle down in one town, with one man, and raise a family. But with her father’s roaming ways, she’s always been denied that dream; instead, she found solace in reading romantic books. With her father’s passing, she can, for the first time, dare to claim the rugged Montana frontier as her home.
Nick Lassiter has loved Beth since she first came to town, but she’s always seemed to think of him more as a brother. Just when he finally gets Beth to consider him, however, a challenger threatens the affection growing between them. But neither Nick nor Beth is prepared when they must face the consequences of Nick’s complicated past.
As a past fraught with unwise choices and guilt invades their world, can Nick and Beth find a love that will last forever?
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Housekeeping: Bad blurbs; What customers are saying and Cheap Reads 2 comments

broom.panThe blurb makes it or breaks it
I doubt that I will ever read a mystery written by Carol Higgins Clark. She can blame it on the blurb. Here is a partial synopsis from Gypped.

While Jack attends a business dinner, Regan goes to Zelda’s by herself, unaware that she is being followed. Regan is more than surprised at the run-down condition of the house and grounds. People should be paid to stay here, she thinks. Zelda introduces Regan to a colorful cast of characters, including her old neighbors, friends from her yoga class, a filmmaker, Zelda’s financial adviser, her bookkeeper, and her personal assistant. It’s all good fun. As the guests are leaving, Zelda asks Regan to stay for a cup of tea. They’ve barely sat down to chat when Zelda falls ill. A worried Regan doesn’t want to leave Zelda alone and decides to spend the night at the isolated, aging estate. It’s not long before Zelda asks Regan to investigate people in her life, starting with her father’s new wife, Bobby Jo. The couple said “I do” in the back of a cab at a drive-through chapel in Las Vegas after only three months of togetherness.

Good grief! That is quite a cast of characters to follow. With a synopsis this tedious, this tortured, I just will not even try the author.
 
A good blurb will:
• provide setting and context
• introduce the characters
• set up the conflict
• compel us to read the book
 
The blurb below from the popular novel Labor Day ($8.89) is an example of a well-written teaser:

As the end of summer approaches and a long, hot Labor Day weekend looms, the life of lonely thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler is irrevocably changed when he and his emotionally fragile mother show kindness to a stranger with a terrible secret.

Have you ever passed on a popular book because of the description? How much do you want to read in the blurb? Have you ever read the first portion of a book and then re-read the blurb to see if you were reading the right book?
 
What customers are saying
Daniel Silva RecommendI recently noticed this on the books Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought section of a book’s webpage.
I often read the reviews of many books and may have been why this appeared on my screen.
I feel it’s pushy. Who is this Grand Poobah? Why would Amazon quote his/her review?
Would you buy a book based on these mini-reviews?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap Reads – 200 Kindle Books for $1.99 Each
Now through November 14 you can purchase 200 Kindle books published by Amazon for just $1.99 each.
These three novels are included in the sale:
 

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Conquered by a Highlander – Historical romance – $1.99 0 comments

Colin MacGregor was born to fight-for his beliefs, his king, and his family’s honor. After years away from his beloved Scotland, he yearns to return to its lush, green hills-and he can, after he completes one final mission for the king. Sent to infiltrate a traitor’s home, Colin is determined to expose the treasonous plot and triumph on the battlefield . . . until he meets a sensual lass who tempts him towards other pursuits . . . .
Lady Gillian Dearly is no stranger to temptation. Cast out of her family for bearing an illegitimate child, she’s now the ward of a barbarian conspiring against the king. Her only desire: freedom for her son and for herself at any cost, even if it means making a deal with the devil. Yet when a mysterious Highlander appears in their midst, his braw strength and smoldering gaze give her hope for a future beyond the castle walls-and promise a desire unlike any she’s ever known. But passion comes at a price . . .
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Four quick hits: Inspirational fiction for only 99 cents each 0 comments

Summer of Light (99 cents) Packed with humor, true-to-life characters, and themes to enlighten the soul, Summer of Light is altogether poignant, witty, entertaining, and delightfully down-to-earth.
Wings of Refuge (99 cents) A powerful story set against the backdrop of today’s Israel. This is a summer Abby will spend learning about archaeology, delving into the past. And it’s a summer that will change her life in ways she never imagined.
Maid to Match (99 cents) From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled–by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage.
Winter Birds (99 cents) Plain and dutiful, Sophia Hess has lived most of her life without ever knowing genuine love. Dare she unlock the door behind which she stalwartly conceals her broken heart? An insightful and moving portrayal of the transforming power of love.

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