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  • Stormy Persuasion

    Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey

    Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey is $1.99 at Amazon and $2.99 elsewhere! Readers loved the opposites attract element of this historical romance, while others found the plot to be a little all over the place. It looks like a few other of Lindsey’s books are discounted.

    James Malory sets sail for America to honor a promise he made to his in-laws: His and Georgina’s daughter, Jacqueline, will have her come-out in America. Judith and Jacqueline Malory are not simply cousins; they are inseparable best friends. Refusing to miss Jacqueline’s come-out in Connecticut, Judith convinces her parents to let her delay her London debut by a few weeks so she can accompany her cousin. Neither girl intends to fall in love during her first Season. But Judith’s plans are overturned when aboard ship she comes face-to-face with the ghost who has been haunting her dreams.

    Unknown to the Malorys, deckhand Nathan Tremayne is a smuggler with a noose around his neck. Determined to carry out a covert mission in America that could gain him a pardon, Nathan senses that beautiful Judith Malory is trouble. Somehow the minx knows his secret—and now she’s blackmailing him into doing her bidding. While passions can soar on the high seas, Nathan knows this aristocratic beauty is merely amusing herself with a scoundrel like him.

    When the unthinkable happens in Connecticut and the elder Malorys’ hands are tied, Nathan takes command of a dire situation. Captaining his own ship, he turns the tables on Judith, as he steers them into some intense Caribbean heat where he will fight with all his mettle to win the right to her heart.

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  • The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away

    The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away by Hannah Howell

    The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away by Hannah Howell is $1.99! This is an American historical romance with a Scottish hero. It also came out this August. Readers say this is a slow burn romance, but felt the lack of conflict keeping the main couple apart made it feel too slow.

    New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell brings the proud heart of Scotland to life in her magnificent novels. Now the seven MacEnroy brothers are about to take America by storm . . .

    Off the New England coast, courageous Mehitabel Ampleford wields a rifle to protect her home from a brutish band of men who are after her land. She will not be intimidated, but their attacks are growing fiercer, and just as their latest confrontation threatens violence, a bold stranger appears out of the ocean mists to send the raiders packing.

    Geordie MacEnroy has seen the ravages of war in his mountain town—and in the injuries suffered by his youngest brother; now, his restless soul is calling him to find sanctuary by the sea. His long journey to the beautiful coastline of his adopted homeland feels like a new beginning as lovely Mehitabel, so wise and self-sufficient, offers blessed hope for healing his brother’s wounds. Geordie envisions a beautiful life with her as his bride, but a woman who has fought so fearlessly for her home may not willingly surrender all for his love.

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  • Pirates, Passion, & Plunder

    Pirates, Passion, & Plunder by

    Pirates, Passion, & Plunder is 99c on Amazon! This is an anthology of seventeen novellas featuring pirates. It looks like the average page count is around 90 pages or so per story. If you want even more pirate romances, there is another anthology with a slightly higher page count per book. I think these sets are related since they have a few authors in common and the were released the same day.

    Warning : Bodices will be ripped! What’s a lady to do when she’s boarded by ruthless brigands and barbarous buccaneers, kidnapped on the lawless High Seas?

    Stripped to the skin by piercing eyes.
    Captive and claimed by rough, strong hands.
    She knows it’s forbidden but how can she resist… a pirate’s pleasure.

    Prepare for hair-raising shenanigans.
    Pirates make their own rules.

    Discover seventeen wicked historical romances, in ‘Pirates, Passion and Plunder’

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  • All Souls Trilogy

    All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

    The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness is $1.99! This set contains a complete, finished trilogy for under $2. This trilogy seems to be rather divisive as I’ve seen comments on the site where people have love it or couldn’t make it through the first book.

    The All Souls Trilogy follows the story of Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch, as she solves the mystery of Ashmole 782, falls in love with a mysterious vampire named Matthew Clairmont, and learns how powerful it can be to accept who you are.

    A Discovery of WitchesShadow of Night, and The Book of Life, now available in an eBook bundle

    With more than a million copies sold in the United States, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists, garnered rave reviews, and spellbound legions of loyal fans.

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    Laurel says:

    I am old, so I probably should have read Johanna Lindsey, but I never have. Any recommendations for where to start? Any books to avoid because they haven’t aged well?

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    AmyS says:

    I’m not sure if they have aged well in this current climate, but the Mallory books were gold when I read them the first time around. I loved her Viking books, as well. In fact, Hearts Aflame is in my all time favorites group and I actually have kept that paperback all these years. I know that many new readers have problems with the old books, but I grew up on them and have a different perspective because of my age. Ms. Lindsey will be missed.

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    BellaInAus says:

    I have to admit that I’m not a fan of a lot of the Mallory books. The older generation of heroes are man-boy bullies who beat up people for fun. And she has some quirks of speech that give me an eye twitch. But if you can avoid books featuring James Mallory, they aren’t too bad. “That Perfect Someone” ticks a lot of my boxes. It does have James in it, but in a relatively minor role, and the final revenge is delicious.

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    Lostshadows says:

    Not sure I can recommend a starting place, my favorites are all pretty old school and I don’t know how much I’d like them if I read them for the first time today.

    I would recommend steering clear of A Pirate’s Love though. Even at 13 I realized that one was a rapey mess.

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    Antipodean Shenanigans says:

    Johanna Lindsey is my problematic fave and I was sorry to hear of her passing.

    Stormy Persuasion was my first Lindsey (I saw that cover at the library and couldn’t resist). It’s a bit of a challenge if you haven’t read any other Mallory books because the secondary cast is so extensive. Personally I love James Mallory and enjoyed the hell out of Gentle Rogue, but I can understand why that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

    If you want totally bananas there’s Warrior’s Woman which is a sci-fi epic. I didn’t love it, but it’s just so bonkers I have to spread the word.

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    BellaInAus says:

    My books are packed up for moving but I’ve just remembered my favourite Johanna Lindsey, which isn’t a Mallory novel and so doesn’t stick in my head as a JL – The Heir. A young man raised in Scotland by his paternal grandfather is sent to live with his maternal grandfather in England so that he can learn to run the English Estates. As agreed, his maternal grandfather has arranged his marriage to the most beautiful young woman on the marriage market, but she’s a stuck up snob and a brat. She wants to break the engagement, but on her terms so she doesn’t look bad. Meanwhile, he meets another young woman he much prefers. High jinks ensue. The pacing is a bit off – an awful lot happens in the second half of the book, but in the end no-one is really a nasty person, just misguided (except the beauty). I strongly DO NOT recommend the sequel, which is the story of the beauty. I found her character to have been completely rewritten and it doesn’t ring true. Also, it’s very Taming of The Shrew, which never made much sense to me.

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    cleo says:

    @Laurel – SBTB used to have a “which one first?” feature where readers would make recs w/r/t where to start reading authors with huge blacklists.

    Here the one for JL – it’s from 2011 but it’s probably still a good place to start. https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2011/08/johanna-lindsey-which-one-first1/

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    Laura says:

    Completely unrelated but… Are we going to discuss the Netflix series of the Witcher???? Because. Because. HAVE YOU SEEN IT. Are you drooling like I am? Can you not get enough? I need to discuss with someone other than my husband.

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    Laurel says:

    Thanks everyone for the recommendations! One of the reasons I love this website.

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