Blame It on the Duke
Blame It on the Duke by Lenora Bell is $1.99! I’m confused as to whether this has a fake relationship or a marriage of convenience, but it has some element of that. Readers found that book was overly dramatic at times, though others really loved the heroine. It has a 3.7-star rating on Goodreads.
Have you heard?
The future Duke of Barrington has just been gambled away by his father. To an heiress!
The delicious details thus far…
Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry—nor add to the “mad” Hatherly line—but now he must honor his father’s debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate.
A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She’s spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she’d be at liberty to explore the world. She’ll just have to drive this one away as well.
Until Nick proposes an utterly tempting arrangement: one summer together to prove the legitimacy of their union, then Alice is free to travel while Nick revels in the time he has left before the Hatherly Madness takes hold.
It will be easy to walk away after a few months of make-believe wedded bliss—won’t it? Alice and Nick are about to find out…one sultry night at a time.
This ought to be fun . . .
Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione is $1.99 and a Kindle Daily Deal! This is the first book in the Demonica series, which came out back in 2008. I loved this series when I was in my early college. The second one in the series is my fave, but I’m unsure of this paranormal romance series holds up.
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .
She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .
The Last Astronaut
The Last Astronaut by David Wellington is $2.99! This is near-future sci-fi with a heaping dose of horror; I’m so curious about it. Readers recommend this if you’re in the mood for something creepy, but wished it were more character driven.
Sally Jansen was once NASA’s leading astronaut, but her final mission ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, Jansen now lives in semi-retirement, convinced her days in space are over.
A large alien object has entered the solar system and is now poised above the Earth. It has made no attempt at communication and has ignored all incoming transmissions.
At NASA’s request, Jansen must lead an expedition to the object in the hope of discovering its purpose. For all the dangers of the mission, it’s the one shot at redemption she always hoped for.
Yet when K-Space, a powerful corporation, launches its own rival mission intent on claiming ownership of the object and whatever lies within, what began as a mission to make First Contact becomes a desperate race against time.
As the object reveals its many mysteries, one thing becomes clear–the future of humanity lies in the hands of Sally Jansen. The last astronaut.
Cast in Shadow
Fantastic prickly heroine who grows and changes over time, really intriguing worldbuilding…
Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered—and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin.…
Since then, she’s learned to read, she’s learned to fight and she’s become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she’s made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.
But children are once again dying, and a dark and familiar pattern is emerging. Kaylin is ordered back into Nightshade with a partner she knows she can’t trust, a Dragon lord for a companion and a device to contain her powers—powers that no other human has. Her task is simple—find the killer, stop the murders…and survive the attentions of those who claim to be her allies!