For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale is a Kindle Daily Deal today at $1.99, and that price is being matched at BN. Woot! (I'm leaving the Kobo link up in the event Kobo matches later today.) This is a powerful romance and is a reader favorite for many – though some struggle with the medieval language. This is the book Kat Mayo discusses in podcast 104 – it's one of her very favorite romances ever.
I love the cover quote from DearAuthor: “Yeah. For My Lady's Heart. It's Awesome.” HA!
Pursued by her enemies, flattered and courted for her lands, a powerful, devious princess is desperate to reach refuge. Melanthe can trust only one man amid the lies, the mysterious Green Knight—a true knight who never wavers; a man who cannot comprehend deceit. But as an impossible love grows between them, betrayal becomes their only future…
In this classic romance, Laura Kinsale has crafted a rich, sensual portrait of life during the Middle Ages. And, now for the first time, readers can choose between two versions of the story. Both are included in this same ebook.
The first is the original published novel filled with Middle English dialogue and deep period detail. The second (included only here in the ebook version) has been reworked by the author to include a tighter read and more modern words for dialogue. Whichever you decide to read, you'll be richly rewarded with a story of love and honor for the ages.
RECOMMENDED: How to Catch a Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare is free right now. This is a re-release of an earlier novella originally titled The Legend of the Werestag. It was a prequel novella to Dare's Goddess of the Hunt series, and when I reviewed it, I gave it a B+ and wrote:
Despite the very heavy paranormal cues in the title, this is a historical novella with a perfect compliment of dialogue, sexual and emotional tension, characters who are flawed and real, and a happy ending that is believable and so welcome. I rooted for the protagonists, I was very curious about the story, and I was disappointed by the fact that it was over.
She's on the hunt for a hero…
Luke Trenton, Viscount Merritt, returned from war a changed man. Battle stripped away his civility and brought out his inner beast. There is no charm or tenderness in him now; only dark passions and a hardened soul. He has nothing to offer the starry-eyed, innocent girl who pledged her heart to him four years ago.
But Cecily Hale isn't a girl any longer. She's grown into a woman–one who won't be pushed away. She and Luke are guests at a house party when a local legend captures their friends' imaginations. While the others plunge into the forest on a wild goose…er, stag chase, Cecily's on the hunt for a man. She has only a few moonlit nights to reach the real Luke…the wounded heart she knows still beats inside the war-ravaged body…or she could lose him to the darkness forever.
This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words, or 80 pages. It was originally published under the title The Legend of the Werestag.
The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols is also a Kindle Daily Deal today at $1.99, but I don't see price matching (yet – fingers crossed. I'm leaving the other links below). This is a YA romance – and reviews in several places say it reads a little younger than some of Echols' other titles – about two high school majorettes who meet two football players at summer training camp. This book has a 3.7-star average on GR, with most of the reviews being 5, 4, and 3 stars. The plot explores frenemies and bullying, particularly because the heroine, Gemma, has just lost a large amount of weight to make the majorette squad.
Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken.
Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?
The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols is also $1.99 right now. This is also YA romance, about a former couple (they broke up in 7th grade) who decide to compete against one another in a snowboarding competition after the heroine. This book has a 3.8-star average, again with most of the reviews in the 3, 4, and 5 star range.
Brace yourself for the battle of the exes…
Hayden and Nick used to be a hot item, but their brief affair ended with a highly publicized breakup. Now the two are “just friends,” excluding the occasional flirtation.
When Hayden wins the girls' division of a local snowboarding competition, Nick is unimpressed, claiming that Hayden wouldn't have a chance against a guy. Hayden calls Nick's bluff and challenges him to a head-to-head boarding contest. Their mutual friends quickly take sides, the girls on Hayden's and the boys on Nick's, making for an all-out battle of the sexes. This friendly competition is bound to get heated—and they might end up igniting some old flames.