SBTB/DA Bestseller

SBTB and DA Bestsellers: 6 - 12 July 2011

We’re back with this week’s list, which reveals that you like great deals on perennial favorites and romance classics, and new books reasonably priced. Rocket science, I am telling you! I’m really excited that Sunita really liked this month’s Book Club pick, A Night of Scandal and her review propelled it onto the list this week. Yay!

  1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  2. A View to a Kiss by Caroline Linden Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  3. The Duke And I with Bonus Material by Julia Quinn Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  4. A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  5. How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  6. Captives of the Night by Loretta Chase Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  7. Duchess in Love with Bonus Material by Eloisa James Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  8. The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  9. A Night of Scandal (Harlequin Presents) by Sarah Morgan Amazon nook Sony Kobo
  10. Unlocked by Courtney Milan Amazon nook Sony Kobo

So, what are you reading and enjoying this week? Share share!



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    JaniceG says:

    Just finished Jo Goodman’s Marry Me (the sequel to her very enjoyable Never Love a Lawman). I’m pleased to say that the sequel is equal to or even perhaps a bit better than the first book, with more complex characters (albeit perhaps a slightly more far-fetched Danger To Overcome). Highly recommended.

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    I discovered Ilona Andrews’ Edge series (On the Edge is #1) and I’m loving it. Read Bayou Moon yesterday and now I can hardly wait for the next one!

    I also started A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin, but it was too hefty to take on the road so I’ll continue it when I return from the beach.  My little Sony Pocket has been perfect for going everywhere with a book or 300 while traveling.

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    ghn says:

    Carnelians eARC, by Catherine Asaro

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    Chelsea says:

    I’m really enjoying Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews. I discovered this series late and was pretty skeptical, but now I’m thoroughly sucked in.

    I also started The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. Too early to say how I feel about it, but it has some heavy homages to Midsummer Night’s Dream which is my absolute favorite Shakespeare. So I’m optimistic.

    And I’m still slowly getting through Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey. I think it’s shaping up to be my favorite of the Phedre trilogy. So dark!

    I really liked A Night of Scandal, btw, and I’ve been preordering the other Wolfe books. Any of our UK bitches know if the rest of the series is equally good?

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    becca says:

    I finally read Lord of Scoundrels – it’s an excellent book, but the writing seemed… dispassionate? not sure quite how to describe it. But certainly the book deserves all the praises it’s been getting. It did seem to me like Dain overcame a lifetime of abuse awfully fast, though. I think, at the end, they’d only been married 5 weeks, he said?

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    Alyssa Cole says:

    I’m in the middle of The Duke and I, and loving it. Funny, romantic, excellent writing—-there’s not much more you could ask for from a book.

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    cbackson says:

    I just started Alan Furst’s Spies of the Balkans on the bus this morning, which I already love in spite (or perhaps because?) of the cheap pulp-serial title.

    (I’m also slogging my way through a commentary on Aquinas, but I doubt that’s of general interest.)

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    SB Sarah says:

    @JaniceG: Goodman is one author I have not tried, despite the recommendations of many people who I know to have awesome taste – yourself included. I think I’m going to have to try her next.

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    Kathleen O says:

    I just finished Quicksilver by Amanda Quick. I love these books…
    And now I am starting Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller..
    I need to get those two Loretta Chase books..

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    This week was my turn to blog over at the ADAN, Romance Divas Site.  B/c the issue is SEXISM, I’d love everyone to stop by and check it out.  The website is at:

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    @Janice and @SB Sarah: I second the recommendation for Jo Goodman. I really enjoyed Never Love a Lawman, and I have Marry Me in my TBR pile. Glad to hear it’s as good as NLAL!

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    Sandra says:

    @Janice and @SB Sarah: I second the recommendation for Jo Goodman. I really enjoyed Never Love a Lawman, and I have Marry Me in my TBR pile. Glad to hear it’s as good as NLAL!

    I started with NLAL, too. Loved it; bought all the e-books B&N had, and have been haunting the UBS for older releases. Can’t wait for her newest to come out at the end of August.

    Am currently working my way through Cynthia Eden’s backlist. Have finished her FBI series and am devouring her paranormals.  Which is unusual for me, because I’m not a big PN fan for the most part. I just wish they weren’t so expensive, and my nook didn’t make it so easy to buy.

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    Thank you, Sarah, for sharing available free/cheap ebooks! I went on a total binge this weekend and can’t wait to read Lord of Scoundrels, The Duke and I, Duchess in Love, etc.

    I also bought a couple at full price, neither of them romance. However, I really enjoyed Jennifer Weiner’s newest, Then Came You—read it all in one day. I’m currently reading Writing Movies for Fun and Profit, by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. Not necessarily interested in screenwriting, but I’m a fan of these two dating back to the ‘90’s, and so far the book’s very funny and smart.

    price31: if I could afford the price of 31 books, I’d go shopping right now!

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    Samanthadelayed says:

    I just finished A Night of Scandal by Sarah Morgan and I have to say that I loved it!  A great book club pick!
    I am heading back into my TBR pile to read a Desire by Elizabeth Bevarly called The Billionaire Gets His Way.

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    Donna says:

    Half way through “Heartless” by Gail Carriger. Hasn’t made me snort with laughter as previous books have, but then, halfway through so plenty of opportunities to come. Plus Colin seems to be spending a lot of the book starkers, which is nice imagination candy.

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    lafemmeroar says:

    I just downloaded “Colter’s Woman” by Maya Banks. So far it’s good n hot about three brothers who fall for one woman. Sexy foursome … nice :)

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    Ros says:

    @Chelsea The whole Bad Blood/Wolfe series is very good indeed.  I especially liked the books by Sarah Morgan, Caitlin Crews, Abby Green and Kate Hewitt, but I’d say it’s well worth reading them all.  It’s a real continuity with characters recurring and people living separate but connected lives and it has a definite progression through the series as each sibling deals with their own personal demons from their childhood.

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    HellyBelly says:

    I got A View to a Kiss and A Hint of Wicked after finding out about the sales. I’m also really grateful that you share this information.
    It also feels fun to see the bestseller list, knowing that my purchase made the book/s end up there.

    Reading Irresistible by Jill Shalvis right now. Checked out the trial chapter first and was hooked. I think it’s great that Amazon offers free samples on basically every book, it really helps me when I try to suss out whether or not I like the writing style of a new -to me- author.

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    Kathleen O says:

    @lafemmeroar… I read that book. It was really, really good…

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    bookstorecat says:

    I surprised myself by enjoying a fantasy romance last week. Normally, I can’t stop rolling my eyes long enough to actually read a book with Magic in it—-but I enjoyed a fun, escapist dip into the Elvenrealm with The Fire Lord’s Lover, by Kathryne Kennedy.

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    JaniceG says:

    @SB Sarah: I first discovered Jo Goodman through If His Kiss Is Wicked, which is one of the most non-cliché, totally absorbing romances I’ve read. It inspired me to try to find her other work and while not everything I’ve read by her lived up to my initial find, I have no hesitation recommending NLAW and its sequel, too.

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    SonomaLass says:

    I love Jo Goodman, especially her Westerns. Marry Me was one of my very favorite books last year.

    I also appreciate knowing about good ebook prices. I’m recovering from hand surgery and can’t hold a book right now, so all my reading is digital. And I read a lot! Although I’ve had a print copy of Lord of Scoundrels in my TBR pile for ages, I bought and finally read the e-book version. I also got two Georette Heyer books that I hadn’t read, Black Moth and The Grand Sophy, at a discount price.

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    SonomaLass says:

    Oh, I also really lIked the Jennifer Haymore book, A Hint of Wicked. Very well done treatment of the presumed dead husband storyline.

    Wv: himself69 Interesting …

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    ksattler says:

    Yesterday I finished reading ‘Mistress By Mistake’ by Maggie Robinson.  Too many plots – mistaken mistress, kidnapping, maternity… but still fun – an ebook version. Also, finished listening to “Heist Society” by Ally Carter – think Ocean’s 11 but as teenagers and robbing a museum.

    Today I read select scenes from the book my hubby is writing.  He writes a good sex scene.  I’m a lucky woman!  ;)

    Books that are also in the process of being read include ‘The Girl in the Steel Corset ’ by Kady Cross and ‘The Lover’s Knot’ by Clare O’Donohue and ‘The Coming Economic Armageddon’ by Dr. David Jeremiah. Not enjoying the last one too much.  Oh, and LOTS of email & twitter.

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    I picked up A Hint of Wicked last week based on your recommendation and the 99-cent deal for my NOOK.  Loving it!

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    Alyssa says:

    Rereading the Quinn brothers series by Nora Roberts. Incredibly touching and powerful stories, doubly so as I’m currently doing volunteer work with children from abusive and broken families.
    I also just downloaded The Devil’s Delilah by Loretta Chase.

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    Ann G says:

    I am reading MR. DARCY’S LITTLE SISTER by C. Allyn Pierson.  I just started reading it yesterday, and it’s good so far.  I’ve bought several of the above-mentioned e-books (LORD OF SCOUNDRELS, A HINT OF WICKED, & THE FIRE LORD’S LOVER) among others.

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    cleo says:

    I have several books waiting on hold for me at the library – Quicksilver by Amanda Quick, Nine Rules to Break by Sarah MacLean (a SBTB rec) and Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh. 

    I’m currently reading Songs of Love and Death, a collection of short stories about star-crossed love by both romance and fantasy authors (Neil Gaiman, Jacqueline Carey, Diana Gabaldon and 14 more).  I picked it up for the Linnea Sinclair story – seemed like an easy way to try her out (another SBTB rec) and I’m enjoying the entire collection so far.  They’re the right length for my commute and current attention span.

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    velocireader says:

    Love the cheap reads lists, thanks! Just finished Magic Slays of the Kate Daniels series – a great series, but this book, not so much. Lots of Kate info, not enough Curran (currently my second fave alpha male – Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series being at the top of my list right now). Also read Scott Lynch’s two Gentleman Bastard books – not romance, more steampunk caper genre, but great dialog.

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    Karin says:

    I just read the last 2 books in Emma Wildes Notorious Bachelors series, “Our Wicked Mistake” and “His Sinful Secret”. (the first one was “My Lord Scandal”). All 3 of them are deliciously awesome. But if I had to pick a favorite, I’d say #2, Our Wicked Mistake, because the heroine is a widow who had a happy, loving and sexually satisfying first marriage. Like, how often does that happen?

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