Saturday, June 30, 2012

The in at Little Bend by Bobbie Groover

In antebellum America, life for an abandoned woman was difficult at best. But when young Grayson escapes her sadistic guardian, she finds freedom just as hostile. The lonesome, starving wanderer flees straight into the path of vicious marauders. Only one thing keeps the rustlers from violating the curvaceous, dark-haired beauty but the punishment they intend to mete out for her crimes borders on insanity.
Not far away a lone rover hears the screams, yet continues down the road. He wants nothing more of life than to be left alone. He has his own debts to account for. Once a headstrong irresistible rakehell, he had bolted, shuttered his heart and retreated deep within himself. But now the wafting agony tears at him. Swearing under his breath, he whirls the horse around.
Grayson Ridge struggles to survive and conceal the secrets that plague her while they stay at the inn at Little Bend. Her exploits collide with the life of Drake Somerset. Neither realizes their chance encounter could free them both. Their wrangling ignites a turbulent journey and sets their worlds on fire.

What a ride!  The Inn at Little Bend is an incredible page burner.  I couldn’t put it down.  Grayson Ridge’s strength and courage in the face of overwhelming odds far surpasses that of Scarlet O’Hara in this book that takes place in Antebellum America, and she’s a much more likeable character.  Where Scarlet pouts and flounces, Grayson pitches in and does what needs to be done from trying to cook (never having had a mother to teach her), to chopping wood and repairing a roof.  Her most difficult task is blending into plantation society, but she even manages that with aplomb.  No, actually, Drake Somerset is her most difficult task.  And you’ll have to read the book to find out whether she’s able to manage him.

Length:  294 Pages
Price:  $6.99
Buy Link:  Mélange Books

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.

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