October offers quite a variety of digital reissues. For lovers of historical romance, a classic from Connie Brockway, one of the subgenre’s masters, becomes available, along with her debut novel. For those who like romantic suspense, another of Lisa Gardner’s category romances written as Alicia Scott is an option, and for those who read paranormals, the fourth and final book in Keri Arthur’s first series will go on sale at the end of the month. Finally, the third in Tara Sue Me’s erotic romance Submissive trilogy goes mainstream after having previously been a fan fiction hit. All of this month’s books are also available in print; release dates may vary.
Connie Brockway: All Through the Night (first published in 1997) and Promise Me Heaven (first published in 1994)—digital release for both October 1, 2013
Connie Brockway has long been a romance maverick. She dared to set books outside of Europe. She dared to write a hero with a learning disability without it screaming “Issue Book!” She dared to have a hero take himself in hand before most authors touched upon masturbation. Those things, though, pale in comparison to her biggest achievement: She dared to vary the tone of her writing from book to book. Eventually this created problems with mainstream publishers and is among the reasons she turned maverick in another area: She left mainstream publishing and was the launch author for Amazon’s Montlake imprint in 2011.