September 3, 2012

Last Minute Links and Deals


Image Credit: Horia Varlan
This is an exciting week that started a bit slow, it’s Labor Day so I guess everyone must be outside enjoying what’s left of the summer. I have some last minute links and deals that I found online and I’ll share them with you in case you’re feeling a bit bored. Don’t get used to seeing much book deals on the blog because I’m lazy, but there’s always Dear Author’s Daily Deals if you’re looking for good deals.


LINKS:

Have you heard about The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst? You probably have, since it’s been a huge success. Liz wonders about that success and why a book that’s basically a category romance became so popular when other similar books haven’t. Is it the “category” label that’s hurting the books? Interesting and thought-provoking post, as usual. Make sure to read her blog, she always comes up with fantastic, enlightening content. You can also find her on Twitter

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Kaetrin has an interesting analysis of Eve and Roarke (J.D. Robb In Death series) as Romance archetypes. I think Roarke didn’t originate the archetype; he reinvented it. The tortured, alpha hero was present in Romance long before Roarke, but the alpha-hole that’s not that much of a hole, and that respects the heroine and admires her strengths, is a different thing, and I believe that’s what sets Roarke apart. I do think that Eve is an archetype and she represents a new type of heroine that’s not that common in Romance but I see it all the time in PNR and Urban Fantasy. Another excellent blog that should be on your reader.  

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Fake reviews, sock puppets, fraudulent behavior… Self-published authors do it, Romance and YA authors do it, and now UK Mystery and Crime are doing it as well. Who else is doing it? Dentists! At this point I don’t know if I should laugh or cry, maybe both. Sunita has a detailed recount on her blog. Yep, today I’m pimping some of my favorite bloggers. So go and follow her

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Literary Escapism is featuring Meljean Brook’s Riveted with a very clever guest post and a giveaway. Don’t miss the chance to win one of the best books I’ve read this year. You can read my review here

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DEALS:

Remember when I went on my New Adult/YA binge? One of the books that got me interested in the genre was Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (I reviewed it here). It was a bit expensive but now you can get the Kindle edition for $1.99. I don’t know how long the deal will last, so hurry! It's back at $9.99

Purchase: Amazon

Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry is still priced at $2.99. I didn't like it that much, but I think the price is great. And if you enjoy the widower trope I’m sure you’ll love this book.

Purchase: Amazon

You know how much I love Contemporary Romance, and Jennifer Crusie is one of the best authors in the genre. You can get Anyone But You on Kindle for $1.99. This is one of her older books, and I think those are the best. Her latest books have been a disappointment, but Anyone But You is a great story. The heroine is older than the hero and their relationship is compelling and interesting. Even the cute dog is cute instead of annoying.

Purchase: Amazon
FREEBIES:

When We Touch by Brenda Novak. I’m familiar with her Romantic Suspense stories, but this is a novella that starts a new Contemporary series. I didn’t like it, but it’s free!

Link: Amazon

Married by Mistake by Abby Gaines. Haven’t read this one, but I do love the Superromance line, so I’ll read it soon.

Link: Amazon




That’s it. Have a great week! 

3 comments:

  1. I just bought Something Like Normal by Trish Doller based on your review - thx!

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    1. Yay! And you got it at an excellent price because I think it used to be 9.99. Let me know how you like it!

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    2. It's back up to $9.99! I think it went back up a day or two after I got it for $1.99.

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