Caught in Amber by Cathy Pegau is $1.99 right now. This is science fiction romance, and was nominated for the DABWAHA this year. Carrie gave it a B when she reviewed it, saying:
Caught In Amber takes on a challenging premise and does a great job with it. The ending is a bit of a cop-out but overall I was pleased at how the author made this book enjoyable and romantic without sugar coating the serious issues it describes.
Recently out of rehab, Sasha James is determined to keep her head down, complete her parole and never touch amber again. The chip in her neck controls her cravings for the highly addictive drug, but also tracks her every move. Not that she goes anywhere other than work and the halfway house she calls home—a far cry from her luxurious former life as lover of the mining colony's top drug dealer, Guy Christiansen.
Agent Nathan Sterling has no desire to see Sasha fall back into amber, but his sister has become Guy's latest conquest and the unexpectedly attractive Sasha is the key to getting her back. So in exchange for an introduction, he offers Sasha the one thing she can't refuse—her freedom. From the chip, her parole and even the planet if she wants. Though he would be sorry to see her go…
Torn between her growing attraction to Nathan, fear of Guy and the allure of amber, Sasha accepts. But who will save her if Guy refuses to let her go a second time?
Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker is $1.99. This is a romantic suspense set in a biker gang that's only for men born without the top of their heads. All the heroes faces stop at the nose, and they use their sense of smell to drive – the rugged, infrequently-bathed lifestyle of bikers is crucial to their safety.
This is book 1 of the Black Knights Inc series, many of which have been on sale previously, so you might already own them. This book has a bad boy black ops hero who secretly has it bad for his best friend's sister. Yeah, it's a sibling/bff/nono conflict – with a particulary dark and brooding hero, judging from the reviews. This book has a 3.9 star average on GR.
Nate “Ghost” Weller has loved Ali Morgan nearly half his life. But he’s done something so heinous he’s convinced she’ll never forgive him if she discovers the truth, so he keeps his feelings and his secrets to himself. Then she blows into town with a mother lode of bad guys on her tail and Nate can’t deny she’s in serious trouble.
Unfortunately, he’s the only one who can help her.
Ali knows Nate as the most solemn, aloof man on the planet. Sadly, he’s also the sexiest. For years she’s avoided him, unable to stomach his dark scowls and brooding silences… especially when she secretly yearns for his touch. Now she must rely on him to save her from the malevolent shadows ghosting her every move. When the bullets explode, so does their passion. But can love really conquer all?
Or are some things just too terrible to forgive?
Long ago, Nalini Singh wrote paranormal romances about a man named Caleb whose supernatural powers were focused through the use of red v-neck sweaters. They were a most dangerous type of shifter… I'm kidding of course.
Secrets in the Marriage Bed is a Harlequin Desire from 2006 and it's on sale for $1.99 at Amazon. This story is about a married couple who have many problems to work out, and the reviews on GR mention frequently the strength of the character development – which is not a surprise.
Every marriage has its secrets. They were reconciling. That was all Caleb Callaghan could focus on when his estranged wife, Vicki, shared the news of her pregnancy. He was determined that this time, the marriage would succeed, no matter what it took. But was Vicki’s price too high? She wanted more than his love and support…she demanded honesty between them, starting with his secrets. But there was something in Caleb’s past he could not—would not—share. For the truth would only destroy them.
Heads up, audiobook fans! Last call for the Tantor romance audiobook sale! Tantor has all romance audiobooks available for digital download direct from Tantor on sale for $6.99 each. HOT DIGGITY!
Use discount code SBMar14 to activate the sale. It might take a little browsing to find the titles that are available as “Tantor downloads,” as I can't find a way to isolate those titles. What you want to look for is “Tantor Download” in the puchase window, as in the example below:
This deal expires 31 March 2014, so it's a good time to grab some books for your summer road trips, or for the next snowstorm.