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  • The Proposal

    The Proposal by Mary Balogh

    The Proposal by Mary Balogh is $2.99! This is the first book in her Survivor’s Club series, which is a favorite amongst the Bitchery. Readers loved the hero, Hugo, but I will admit I’ve never read a Balogh that I wasn’t “meh” about. Balogh fans, what do you love about her books?

    In Mary Balogh’s engaging and seductive new novel of drama and romance, a woman comfortable in her solitude allows temptation to free her heart, when a daring war hero shows her how truly extraordinary she is.


    Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy, especially since a freak accident took her husband much too soon. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her.

    Hugo never intends to kiss Lady Muir, and frankly, he judges her to be a spoiled, frivolous–if beautiful–aristocrat. He is a gentleman in name only: a soldier whose bravery earned him a title; a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife. He doesn’t wish to court Lady Muir, nor have any role in the society games her kind thrives upon. Yet Hugo has never craved a woman more; Gwen’s guileless manner, infectious laugh, and lovely face have ruined him for any other woman. He wants her, but will she have him?

    The hard, dour ex-military officer who so gently carried Gwen to safety is a man who needs a lesson in winning a woman’s heart. Despite her cautious nature, Gwen cannot ignore the attraction. As their two vastly different worlds come together, both will be challenged in unforeseen ways. But through courtship and seduction, Gwen soon finds that with each kiss, and with every caress, she cannot resist Hugo’s devotion, his desire, his love, and the promise of forever.

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  • A Discovery of Witches

    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is $1.99! This is the first book in the All Soul’s Trilogy. Many readers say this is a fantasy novel filled with romance and adventure. However, others didn’t like the characters and found the hype to be overrated. I know some of you loved this book, while others hated it, but I always love the discussion the Bitchery has in the comments.

    A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

    Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

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  • Falling for the Highlander

    Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

    Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands is $2.99! This is the fourth book in the Highland Brides series and a couple of the previous books are on sale. I saw one review that compared the characters to Claire and Jamie from Outlander. However, I will say Sands is hit or miss for me.

    Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half-brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it’s the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort—the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her virtue.

    Dougall Buchanan was disgusted by Lord Danvries’ shameful offer, but Murine herself tempts him beyond measure. Even bedraggled and dusty, the lass glows with beauty and bravery. Dougall wants to do more than just help her flee. He wants to protect her—with his life and his heart—if she’ll only let him. For Murine may be pursued by a powerful foe, but nothing compares to the fiery courage of a Highlander in love.

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  • Shifters Unbound, Volume Two

    Shifters Unbound, Volume Two by Jennifer Ashley

    Shifters Unbound, Volume Two by Jennifer Ashley is 99c! This collection contains three paranormal romance novellas from the Shifters Unbound series. The description mentions where in the series these book take place, so I’m unsure if these can be read on their own.

    Welcome back to the world of Shifters Unbound! Collared and controlled, bear, wolf, and big cat Shifters live in Shiftertowns, following rules meant to subdue their violent and animalistic natures. Humans believe they’re tamed, rendered harmless . . . but are they?

    Lion Eyes (Book 7.25)

    Bree has just decided to give up trying to be a Shifter groupie when a lion Shifter slams into her truck and tells her to drive. Seamus is on the run from hunters, other Shifters, and who knows who else. All Bree knows is that he’s compelling, needs her help, and most intriguing of all, wears no Collar …

    Bad Wolf (Book 7.5)

    Wolf Shifter Broderick is stuck looking after his three younger brothers and a Collar-less Shifter who is driving him crazy, but he’s putting up with them for Joanne, the human woman he, for some reason, wants to impress. Joanne Greene, while grateful to Broderick for rescuing her sister, doesn’t know what to make of him. She’s been a loner most of her life, better able to relate to computers and coding than to people, until Broderick desperately needs her help.

    Wild Things (Book 7.75)

    Lupine Shifter Mason McNaughton has had enough of the feral Shifter living in the bedroom down the hall from his. Nothing is working to heal the guy, so Mason volunteers to go in search of an elusive Shifter healer. Jasmine Samuelson, a psychic from New Orleans, is the best bet to help him, but can he convince Jasmine, who vows to have nothing to do with Shifters, to accompany him on his perilous mission?

    Events in these books take place after Mate Bond (Book 7) and before White Tiger (Book 8).

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  1. 1
    Kit says:

    To summarize my opinion ‘Discovery is a doorstop of a book with brilliant description and world building but let down by a very weak heroine.

  2. 2
    Laurel says:

    Wow, lots of good recommendations today. I love Mary Balogh, & her Survivor’s Club series is my favorite. I find her writing just hits me in the right place emotionally. Everything feels honest & true. I really enjoyed A Discovery of Witches, but hated the next book in the series with the power of one thousand suns. (Needless to say, I didn’t even attempt the third book.) I love Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series, but this may not be the place to start the series. You could, & probably be fine, but I think the earlier books in the series are better than the later ones.

  3. 3
    NomadiCat says:

    Ahh, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. Full disclaimer, this book is basically tailor-made NomadiCat-nip, so my input is a bit biased. Don’t believe the hype that this book is in any way unique or groundbreaking– it’s straight up delicious urban fantasy with a solid romance at the center. The one thing that does make it stand out from the pack is Harkness’ own background as a professor of history, making the historical and academic aspects full of rich and authentic detail.

    The subsequent books in the trilogy are emphatically NOT romances, and are also where the series begins to differentiate itself as something approaching unique. Diana and Matthew have to figure out who they are as a couple and individuals as they cope with unprecedented and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Book 2 is a rough ride for anyone looking for a romance (or fond of the characters since everyone is under stress and Not Handling It Well), but I found Book 3 to be a deeply satisfying ending to the trilogy that leaves room for more exploration of the larger world.

    I own this book in print, ebook, and audio, loved the first season of the tv series, and am already planning a reread of book 2 just off of writing this review. Recommended for anyone who identifies as an academic nerd and sighs dreamily over vampires.

    Sooo good, much drama, wow.

  4. 4
    Gloriamarie Amalfitano says:

    A Discovery of Witches is JUST wonderful. Highly recommended

  5. 5
    Michelle says:

    I’m also “meh” on Balogh but I think her books have a distinct emotional environment that’s compatible with some readers. Her couples seem to grow together organically in a way that doesn’t work for me personally but I can understand the appeal.

  6. 6
    GraceElizabeth says:

    Balogh got me into romance so I will always love her. Slow, slow burn romances and relationships which feel mature and considered. No Balogh character ever does anything without ruminating about it for pages either before or afterwards or both and that’s exactly how I like it.

  7. 7
    Lisa F says:

    Sands is supremely hit or miss for me, supremely, sadly. The Balogh is perfect though.

  8. 8
    Janet says:

    I really wanted to love Discovery of Witches, heroine was smart but sadly TSTL in the world. Second book was worse. I love the covers and keep picking up book 3, but then I remember all the eye rolling moments in books 1&2.

  9. 9
    Tam says:

    I chucked the second Harkness book across the room after the heroine magically got waist-length golden curls to add to all her other many, many innate talents. Nope.

    It’s a pity, because I really wanted to love it. I spent some of the happiest and most harried years of my life working on medieval manuscripts in Duke Humfrey’s, but honestly, I started giggling at the thought of a hero doing YOGA in NORTH OXFORD, darling, and then it was all downhill from there.

  10. 10
    Tina says:

    re: Balogh, the very best ones, have some really great plots surrounding the slow burning romances. And she knows how to stick her landings.

  11. 11
    JudyW says:

    I Really enjoy most of Balogh’s books although not in a row. I find her writing very precise and formal which fits the times she writes about. It can be frustrating to read a supposed “historical” where they speak so modern it’s more like historical lite. The slightly stiff way of speaking can make her characters a bit standoffish to some readers but I love it as it seems more realistic for the time period.

  12. 12
    Helen says:

    I watched the TV series of A Discovery of Witches and read the other two books in a gulp, though I’m not sure how much I actually liked them. I’d just taken a class in the history of witchcraft, alchemy and the occult and I think that helped. I did find the characters… difficult sometimes, but (as you’d expect) her research and the background information is impeccable. If you have an interest in that subject matter, the second one is definitely worth a read just for name dropping.

  13. 13
    Ulrike says:

    The best part of A Discovery of Witches was reading the amazing 1-star reviews on Goodreads after I decided not to finish the book itself.

  14. 14
    Katie Lynn says:

    The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai is $2.99 on 11/29 only. I love Rai’s writing and I know she’s a favorite around here.

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