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  • When No One Is Watching

    When No One Is Watching

    When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole is $2.99! I thought we had both reviewed this one and featured it before on sale, but I couldn’t find anything. I know we were all excited about this one. Did you read it?

    Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning …

    Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.

    But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.

    When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?

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  • Torn

    Torn by Rowenna Miller

    Torn by Rowenna Miller is $2.99! This is a fantasy novel with a seamstress main character. Carrie read this one and gave it a C+. The pacing was too slow for her, but it’s possible future books may pick up in momentum:

    This book is the first in a new series. It has a lot of potential – good technical writing, multiple female characters, discussion of class and class mobility, clothes porn, and more. If other books pick up the pace, it could be great, but this first book was too slow to keep me invested.

    TORN is the first book in an enchanting debut fantasy series featuring a seamstress who stitches magic into clothing, and the mounting political uprising that forces her to choose between her family and her ambitions, for fans of The Queen of the Tearling.

    Sophie is a dressmaker who has managed to open her own shop and lift herself and her brother, Kristos, out of poverty. Her reputation for beautiful ball gowns and discreetly-embroidered charms for luck, love, and protection secures her a commission from the royal family itself — and the commission earns her the attentions of a dashing but entirely unattainable duke.

    Meanwhile, Kristos rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement. Their worlds collide when the revolution’s shadow leader takes him hostage and demands that Sophie place a curse on the queen’s Midwinter costume — or Kristos will die at their hand.

    As the proletariat uprising comes to a violent climax, Sophie is torn: between her brother and the community of her birth, and her lover and the life she’s striven to build.

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  • The Windflower

    The Windflower by Laura London

    The Windflower by Lauran Landon is $2.99! This has been name-dropped many times on the site and in the comments. This was originally published in 1984 and I definitely think that you should search Goodreads reviews for triggers.

    The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available in print for the first time in 20 years . . .

    Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York-but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew . . . and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she’s spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

    Devon Crandall believes Merry is in league with his greatest enemy. He’s determined to slowly urge her secrets from her. But along the way, he discovers her beautifully unbreakable spirit . . . and a desire unlike any he’s ever known. She is hiding something from him, and yet, each day that passes brings her deeper into his heart. When fierce arguments give way to fiercer passion, can a pirate learn to love a woman? Or will true love be lost at sea?

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  • Consumed

    Consumed by J.R. Ward

    Consumed by J.R. Ward is $1.99! I feel like Ward is an acquired taste. Elyse gave this one a C:

    If you love angsty romance and you want a hero who needs a lot of help, then I think Consumed will work really well for you. It wasn’t quite the right mix for me, although I did love its heroine.

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

    Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed…

    By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

    Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

    Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again–until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

    Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

    From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.

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  1. stylinsonbirds says:

    I read and liked the Cole up until the resolution to the story – it felt a little rushed and ??? Random. But I still feel it’s a good read!

  2. KarenF says:

    Wow… I think The Windflower was my gateway book into Romance. I might have to pick that up and see how much of it holds up.

  3. Darlynne says:

    Amazon US has THE WOLF AT BAY (Big Bad Wolf Book 2) by Charlie Adhara for $4.99. It’s not a great deal, but this series seldom goes on sale; must be read in order.

    Also at Amazon US: RARE VIGILANCE by M.A. Grant for $1.99. Lara gave this an A rating in July, but warned about many things including the cliffhanger ending.

  4. Jenny says:

    I don’t remember much about The Windflower, though I’ve read it. But I LOVED Sunshine and Shadow (also $2.99), also by Laura London (husband-and-wife author team Sharon and Tom Curtis–they used their names when they originally published S&S). It was recommended to me back in the eighties, when it came out, by the women who worked at the B Dalton Bookstore in my local mall–they loved recommending books to a romance-loving teenager! I still have my extremely tattered, often-read original copy, but invested in the book on kindle a few years ago–some pop culture references have been updated (in all the Laura London/Curtis contemporaries, I think). Don’t know how or if it will hold up–I haven’t read it in awhile. But I have a soft spot for it. Think “Witness” vibes with a HEA.

  5. Christine says:

    @Darlynne I’m a fan of this series, too! Who wouldn’t like an MM werewolf whodunit romance?

  6. Bre says:

    The Cole book as nutters! I couldn’t put it down and once I got to the end I was like “what the??”

  7. LisaM says:

    Add me to the “WTH was that ending” with the Cole book. I can’t recommend it without almost spoiling the bananas ending.

  8. Jcp says:

    Murder Takes a Selfie by Shannon Symonds
    Lauren from Last Night by Heather Grace Stewart
    The One Who Watches by Emerald OBrin
    Miss Fellingham’s Rebellion by Lynn Messina

  9. Margarita says:

    Another Wolf at bay fan here. It is one of those rare series where every book is great. I love the banter between the MCs, it has laugh out loud moments and beatifully emotive ones.

  10. Carrie G says:

    @Darlynne– Eli, Charlie Adhara from the Big Bad Wolf series,is getting his own series! The first book is scheduled for publication next August. It’s titled Pack of Lies (Monster Hunt #1). I loved the Big Bad Wolf series, too, and can’t wait for more in that world.

  11. squee_me says:

    Some of the Cole book was a little bonkers but in a way that actually made sense for me (hard to explain without spoilers). I really liked both the slow creepy/gaslight vibe and the Sydney/Theo relationship. And I thought Cole dug into details of gentrification in a way that gave you something to think about (it went beyond broad brush strokes and oversimplifications) but didn’t bog down the story, actually helped propel it. The book gave me a window into the daily mental energy borne by POC especially WOC.

  12. One of the Ms. M's says:

    I liked When No One Is Watching. The ending was intense and grisly in a way that the rest of the book was not, but it fit the genre. I was a bit more skeptical of Theo’s character and backstory, but sure, why not, let Sydney have a good time after all that struggle.

  13. Laura says:

    Man, The Windflower was the first romance on my keeper shelf and I still have that beat up old paperback 30+ years later. I don’t know if I’ll ever reread it, but I would still like a sequel so that Cat can get his HEA.

  14. Sydneysider says:

    I liked the Cole book. It is bonkers, but in a good way and it worked for me. Like @squee_me, I really enjoyed the vibe.

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