The Hot Zone Bundle of Hot Stuff, Hot Number, Hot Item, and Hot Property by Carly Phillips is .99c right now. That's 4 novels for $1 (give or take a few tax pennies). PLUS this is a deal available at all vendors, so woo hoo! These are all contemporary sports romances, so if the Olympics have you curious to read more sport romances, here's a perfect bundle.
Powerhouse sports publicist Annabelle Jordan has sworn never to date another jock–not even one as sinfully sexyas football legend Brandon Vaughn. Yet as the two team up to turn his image around, the chemistry between them might be too hot to handle.
She might work at a sports agency, but Micki Jordan has decided she's through being just one of the guys. But when she sets her sights on pro ballplayer and renowned playboy Damian Fuller, her heart might be in major-league trouble…
Cool, collected Sophie Jordan loves her daily routine running her family's top sports management agency–until star quarterback and notorious bad boy Riley Nash tempts her to break all the rules.
Hot Zone publicist Amy Stone has one task: to help center fielder John Roper get his life back on track after a World Series disaster. But then the two retreat to a secluded lodge to escape the fallout–and the gorgeous ballplayer throws Amy a curveball she never saw coming.
How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal aka Barbara Samuel is $1.99 at Amazon. Paging the price match fairies! This book won the RITA® for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, and is a blend of magical realism, food fiction, women's fiction, and romance. It has a 3.88 average at GR. Have you read this one?
Professional baker Ramona Gallagher is a master of an art that has sustained her through the most turbulent times, including a baby at fifteen and an endless family feud. But now Ramona’s bakery threatens to crumble around her. Literally. She’s one water-heater disaster away from losing her grandmother’s rambling Victorian and everything she’s worked so hard to build.
When Ramona’s soldier son-in-law is wounded in Afghanistan, her daughter, Sophia, races overseas to be at his side, leaving Ramona as the only suitable guardian for Sophia’s thirteen-year-old stepdaughter, Katie. Heartbroken, Katie feels that she’s being dumped again—this time on the doorstep of a woman out of practice with mothering.
Ramona relies upon a special set of tools—patience, persistence, and the reliability of a good recipe—when rebellious Katie arrives. And as she relives her own history of difficult choices, Ramona shares her love of baking with the troubled girl. Slowly, Katie begins to find self-acceptance and a place to call home. And when a man from her past returns to offer a second chance at love, Ramona discovers that even the best recipe tastes better when you add time, care, and a few secret ingredients of your own.
Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple is $4.99 at Amazon right now. (Come on, Price Match Goddesses!)
This book has been recommended by so many people – and when it was last on sale, even more readers spoke up. Bernadette is a contemporary mystery with a lot of humor and a very, very strong sense of place (Seattle and Microsoft culture specifically) and what is sometimes called “competence porn:” Bernadette's profession (she's an architect) plays a huge role in her character.
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle—and people in general—has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence—creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
Angel's Rest by Emily March is .99c. This is book 1 of her Eternity Springs series, set in a small town (of course) in Colorado. (What would happen if we renamed all the big cities after small towns from romance? Heh heh.) Some readers adored the emotion and heart of the story, while others found it too cloying and contrived. It has a 3.9 star average on GR.
Beloved author Emily March returns with a warm and uplifting new novel about a small town with a big heart. Welcome to Eternity Springs, a little piece of heaven in the Colorado Rockies.
Gabriel Callahan has lost everything that mattered. All he wants is solitude on an isolated mountain estate. Instead, he gets a neighbor. Vibrant, no-nonsense Nic Sullivan is Eternity Springs’ veterinarian, and she has an uncanny plan to lure this talented architect back to the world of the living.
First with a dog, next with a renovation project, and, finally, with a night of passion that ends with a surprise.
Now a man still raw from tragedy must face the biggest struggle of his heart. Can he forgive himself and believe in the power of second chances? Dare he trust in the promise of a future and a brand-new family here in Eternity Springs?
Rose's Heavenly Cakes is $2.51/2.99 at AMZ/BN. This cookbook has a 4+ star average on GR, and the most amazing looking cake on the cover. It won the Winner of the 2010 Cookbook of the Year Award from the IACP. Recipes include Sticky Toffee Pudding with Guiness Stout, Golden Lemon Almond Cake, and Mud Turtle Cupcakes. Oh, dear heaven. Nom.
Rose Levy Beranbaum is a much beloved and widely respected baking legend-“a worshipped woman . . . revered by serious cooks and part-timers” alike, in the words of USA Today. Eagerly-awaited by her legions of devoted fans, Rose's Heavenly Cakes is a must-have guide to perfect cake-baking from this award-winning master baker and author of The Cake Bible, one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time.
This comprehensive guide will help home bakers to create delicious, decadent, and spectacularly beautiful cakes of all kinds with confidence and ease. With her precise, foolproof recipes, Rose shows you how to create everything from Heavenly Coconut Seduction Cake, Golden Lemon Almond Cake, and Devil's Food Cake with Midnight Ganache to Orange-Glow Chiffon Layer Cake, Mud Turtle Cupcakes, and Deep Chocolate Passion Wedding Cake.
Features Rose's trademark easy-to-follow, expertly tested (and retested) recipes for perfectly delicious results every time
Offers over 100 simply wonderful recipes for cakes for every occasion-from exceptionally delicious butter and oil cakes, sponge cakes, and mostly flourless cakes and cheesecakes, to charming baby cakes and elegant wedding cakes
Features special tips and tricks from a beloved baking expert for creating amazing special effects and beautiful cake decor
Contains 100 tempting full-color photos
Visit Rose Levy Beranbaum at realbakingwithrose.com and learn basic baking techniques with her, including measuring, preparing, and mixing ingredients to make cakes and creating decorations to dress them up.
Everything you need to create heavenly cakes-every time-can be found in this new collection of tried-and true recipes by one of the most celebrated bakers of our time.