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Books on Sale: Historicals of Many Flavors, Including a Loretta Chase Novel

 Book Scandal Wears SatinScandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase is only $2.99 right now. This is the second book in her Dressmakers series, and it has a 3.85 star average at GoodReads. Chase is one of the best historical writers I've read, ever.

 From the Journals of Sophia Noirot: A dress is a weapon. It must dazzle his eye, raise his temperature . . . and empty his purse.

A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders.

Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can't keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy's clothes.

But when Longmore's sister, Noirot's wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can't let him bumble after her on his own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly . . .

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 Book Led Astray by a RakeLed Astray by a Rake is $1.99 for a limited time. This is a historical romance is book #1 in “The Husband Hunters” series.

 Beneath Livy Monteith's icy blonde exterior beats a passionate heart, a heart that will not abide by society's rules. No, Livy will simply not marry the proper young man her parents have chosen for her husband. She'd rather die!

But even her friends at Miss Debenham's Finishing School are shocked by the man she desires. Lord Dominic Lacey, the man they call Wicked Nic, is quite handsome, even more notorious, and every bit a scoundrel. Nic thinks he knows all about Livy. She's a proper young lady from an upstanding family, the kind of woman any respectable man would be thrilled to take as his bride—but Nic is not a respectable man.

For Livy, even being seen with him would lead to a certain scandal. So why is the ravishing innocent doing everything in her power to seduce him?

Bedding her would be a delight. But a sinful night with a man like Nic would lead a girl very far astray indeed…

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 Book Barely a Lady

 

Barely a Lady by Eileen Dryer is .99c for a limited time. This is a historical romance with an amnesiac hero and a heroine who is pretending their marriage is something that it wasn't. This is book 1 of The Drake's Rakes series, which is now four books long.

 Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.

But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium.

In fact, he can't remember anything of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.

To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets. In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?

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 Book Jane Austen Blood PersuasionJane Austen: Blood Persuasion is $3.79, marked down over 70% off the list price. This is a mashup of historical paranormal fiction with Jane Austen as the heroine – also as a vampire. This is book #2 in Mullany's Immortal Jane Austen series.

 It is 1810, and the Damned are out of favor–banished from polite society.

Jane Austen's old undead friends have become new neighbors, raising hell in her tranquil village just in time to interrupt Jane's work on what will be her masterpiece. Suddenly Jane's niece is flirting dangerously with vampires, and a formerly respectable spinster friend has discovered the forbidden joys of intimate congress with the Damned (and is borrowing Jane's precious silk stockings for her assignations).

Writing is simply impossible now, with murderous creatures prowling the village's once-peaceful lanes. And with the return of her vampire characteristics, a civil war looming between factions of the Damned, and a former lover who intends to spend eternity blaming her for his broken heart, Jane is facing a very busy year indeed.

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 Book Highland HealerHighland Healer by Willa Blair is on sale for $2.99. If you like Scottish romances with some paranormal elements, you might like this one.

 Toran Lathan never expected to become Laird, and never expected to meet a woman like Aileanna Shaw. Her healing ability is just what his people need, but Toran cannot resist her beauty.

Yet will loving him destroy her ability to heal?

Aileanna Shaw has a healing touch – and a special talent she must keep secret. Stolen from her home by a marauding army, she's kidnapped again by the Highland Laird she heals.

Is she a prize of war, or the prize of his heart? While Toran battles the invading lowland army, he also battles his desire for Aileanna.

And Aileanna must decide if she can trust her secrets to this fierce warrior who needs her talent, but wants her love.

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  1. 1
    cleo says:

    Scandal Wears Satin was not my favorite Loretta Chase by a long shot.  I don’t even remember why I didn’t care for it – the romance just wasn’t that engaging.  Having said that, a mediocre Chase is still pretty damn good (better than a lot of historicals out there, that’s for sure).  Although I wouldn’t recommend it as one’s first Loretta Chase (that would be Mr Impossible)

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    Dread Pirate Rachel says:

    Good lord, there is a metric ton of WTFery in today’s books on sale. Vampires! Amnesia! Runaway heiresses! Cognitive dissonance!

    I must buy them all. Immediately.

    Captcha: hour 75. If I buy 75 books in an hour, it will definitely be SBSarah’s fault.

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    Diana says:

    OMG.  Barely a Lady!  Such a hate read for me.  I LOATHED and DESPISED (yes, the caps are necessary) the hero so much.  I burned with the hatred of a thousand suns for that guy, with such intense, stabbing rage…

    Ahem.  ;)  I obviously can’t personally recommend the book, but .99C is a steal.

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    kbum says:

    did not like scandal wears satin. tedious storytelling. unbelievable characters, more a 21st century plot wearing regency clothes. booorring plot. a total waste of my holiday reading time.

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    kbum says:

    p.s.
    i cant engage with stories which have the characters being awake for days on end, chasing the heiress. The horseses and a 12 year old child also travelled , at speed, for days, with very little sleep. clearly the author has not experienced:
    (a) sleep deprivation coupled with
    (b) handling 12 year olds who have been awake for days, then trying to get them to find out from their networks – far from their home town – where heiress may have travelled to. hard enough for an adult let alone a 12year old.
    (c) working with horses who have also been kept awake for days – just plain cruel not to mention stupid and dengerous.

    the more i think about this story the more i loathed it.

    authors writing road stories should themselves “walk” the road of their characters. some stories have the characters being awake, riding a horse for days on end, only a few hours , if any, sleep . the horse needs to sleep and EAT. or it won’t go anywhere, just like a car wont go without refuelling.

    end rant.

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