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Lisa Steinke, with Liz Fenton, is the co-author of the debut chick lit novel l'll Have Who She's Having and the popular Chick Lit blog chicklitisnotdead.com.

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These days, who doesn't want a deal? Lucky for women's fiction and chick lit fans alike, many of your favorite authors are not only writing eBooks and eShort stories but they're making them available for less than the price of a tall latte at Starbucks (and some even for free!). From Sarah Pekkanen to Kristin Hannah to Jennifer Weiner, many of your favorite authors are getting in on the e-Action.

Sarah Pekkanen Love, Accidentally

The eShort story: Love, Accidentally

The ePrice: .99

The eScoop: Ilsa Brown wasn't expecting a little, injured dog to lead her to the love of her life. But within months of their first meeting on a street corner in L.A., she and Grif (the dog's owner) are engaged. Things between them are so blissful that Ilsa is stunned by the tension that erupts during their visit to Chicago to meet his parents, where she discovers that Grif's old girlfriend, Elise, is still woven into his family. What Ilsa needs to know before she can walk down the aisle is whether Elise is still in Grif's heart, too. Featuring a character from Sarah Pekkanen's original eBook short story All Is Bright, Love, Accidentally is surprising and heartfelt. It's a story about taking chances and choosing hope, and discovering what it means to love someone -- and to let go of someone you love.

Kristin Hannah The Glass Case

The eBook: The Glass Case

The ePrice: Free!

The eScoop: In her classic short story The Glass Case, Kristin Hannah explores the heart and mind of a young mother. April Bannerman is a young mother of three, married to her high school sweetheart and living in the same small town in which she grew up. Although she loves her children and husband, April is plagued by the growing doubt about living up to her mother's expectations for her -- until one day when something terrible and unexpected happens, and April must face the truth about her own life and discover what really matters.?

Bonus material included: first chapter of Kristin Hannah's newest novel, Home Front, coming January 2012.

Jennifer Weiner Recalculating

The eBook: Recalculating: A Short Story

The ePrice: .99

The eScoop: After Maureen's husband dies, she imagines that the years of abuse are over, but while looking for the Halloween decorations in the attic, Maureen finds a gift-wrapped GPS with her name on the box: an early birthday present from her late husband. When the voice from the machine starts giving her sinister directions, she learns that sometimes the dead are restless... and she's locked in a battle not just for her life, but for her soul.

Jane Green, Jennifer Weiner and Meg Cabot

The eBook: Cosmo's Sexiest Stories Ever: Three Naughty Tales

Cosmos Sexiest Stories Ever

The ePrice: .89

The eScoop: The world's best-selling magazine for young women asked three best-selling authors to each write a story steamy enough for the pages of Cosmo -- a tall order, but these ladies so delivered. The trio of tantalizing tales was such a hit that they've been compiled into this must-have ebook. Now, readers can devour these naughty little nuggets whenever and wherever. Here's a taste of the deliciousness inside:

Sex Under the Stars, by Jane Green: Maggie's marriage fell apart three years ago -- and now she has her eyes set on her ex-hubby's smoke-show of a best friend.

Birthday Sex She'll Never Forget, by Jennifer Weiner: Daphne's turning 26, and the best damn gift she could have ever asked for comes in the form of a hot guy from her past -- and his spine-tingling mattress moves.

Falling in Lust at the Jersey Shore, by Meg Cabot: When Gemma agrees to go in on a house at the Jersey shore, she assumes every dude there will be a gorilla juicehead. So she is pleasantly surprised by the yummy piece of eye candy waiting for her when she arrives.

 

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