Friday, April 2, 2010

New Releases for April!

I am so glad April is finally here! I love April for so many reasons: Easter is this Sunday, my kids’ Spring Break is next week, it is Autism Awareness Month, my grandfather celebrates his 90th birthday (and we’re giving him a surprise party!), and most of all, my darling daughter’s birthday is this month. Of course, along with all that, it’s another month of wonderful new releases!! Which April releases have you read? Of those, which ones do you recommend? Which ones are you most looking forward to? Tell us and one lucky poster will win a random April release!

Until May, happy reading!


Desires of a Perfect Lady -- Victoria Alexander
Seneca Surrender -- Gen Bailey
A Most Sinful Proposal -- Sara Bennett
The Secret Duke -- Jo Beverley
Rogue in My Arms -- Celeste Bradley
Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet -- Stephanie Cowell (Historical Fiction)
Whiter Than Snow -- Sandra Dallas (Historical Fiction)
All the Queen’s Players -- Jane Feather (Historical Fiction)
When Love Comes -- Leigh Greenwood
Highland Surrender -- Dawn Halliday
A Touch of Scandal -- Jennifer Haymore
Promise of Pleasure -- Cheryl Holt
Destined to Last -- Alissa Johnson
In Scandal They Wed -- Sophie Jordan
Something Scandalous -- Christie Kelley
Descent into Dust -- Jacqueline Lepore (Paranormal)
Starlight & Promises -- Cat Linder
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake -- Sarah MacLean
Lord of the Isles -- Debbie Mazzuka (Time Travel)
To Catch a Rogue -- Amanda McCabe
The Chief -- Monica McCarty
Lady Arabella’s Scandalous Marriage -- Carole Mortimer
The Summer of You -- Kate Noble
Mistress of Rome -- Kate Quinn (Historical Fiction)
Watermark -- Vanitha Sankaran (Historical Fiction)
Patience -- Lisa Valdez
The Heretic’s Wife -- Brenda Rickman Vantrease (Historical Fiction)
His Californian Countess -- Kate Welsh
Too Hot for a Rake -- Pearl Wolf
Pleasurably Undone -- Christine Merrill, Michelle Willingham, Louise Allen, Terri Brisbin, Diane Gaston


Deliciously Dangerous -- Karen Anders
Writing Jane Austen -- Elizabeth Aston (Women’s Fiction)
All About Eva -- Deidre Berry (Women’s Fiction)
An Unfinished Score -- Elise Blackwell (Women’s Fiction)
Crossing the Line -- Jean Brashear
Man of the West -- Sadie Callahan
Out of Eden -- Beth Ciotta
The House on Sugar Plum Lane -- Judy Duarte (Women’s Fiction)
Oak Bluffs -- Joan Early
Raising the Stakes -- Wendy Etherington
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly -- Connie May Fowler (Women’s Fiction)
Love, Unexpectedly -- Susan Fox
On Shadow Beach -- Barbara Freethy
Lois Lane Tells All -- Karen Hawkins
The Drifter -- Kate Hoffmann
Sensual Confessions -- Brenda Jackson
Second Time Around -- Beth Kendrick (Women’s Fiction)
Just Fooling Around -- Julie Kenner & Kathleen O’Reilly
How High the Moon -- Sandra Kring (Women’s Fiction)
Under His Spell -- Kathy Lyons
The Real Thing -- J.J. Murray
The Long Way Home -- Robin Pilcher (Women’s Fiction)
The Two Lives of Miss Charlotte Merryweather -- Alexandra Potter (Women’s Fiction)
The Cheating Curve -- Paula Renfroe (Women’s Fiction)
Small Change -- Sheila Roberts (Women’s Fiction)
The Captive -- Joanne Rock
The Icing on the Cupcake -- Jennifer Ross (Women’s Fiction)
Heated Rivalry -- Patricia Sargeant
Instant Temptation -- Jill Shalvis
While She Was Sleeping... -- Isabel Sharpe
Robin and Ruby -- K.M. Soehnlein (Women’s Fiction)
Coming Home -- Mariah Stewart
Not Quite What it Seems -- Mari Walker
The True Love Knitting Club -- Lori Wilde
Home in Carolina -- Sherryl Woods
Love in Mid Air -- Kim Wright (Women’s Fiction)


The Reckoning -- Kelley Armstrong (Paranormal)
The Six Rules of Maybe -- Deb Caletti
For Keeps -- Natasha Friend
Will Grayson, Will Grayson -- John Green & David Levithan
Guardian of the Dead -- Karen Healey (Paranormal)
The Snowball Effect -- Holly Nicole Hoxter
The Unwritten Rule -- Elizabeth Scott

Romantic Suspense

A Kiss to Kill -- Nina Bruhns
Enigma -- Carla Cassidy
Gun-Shy Bride -- B.J. Daniels
Dark Deceptions -- Dee Davis
The Killing Edge -- Heather Graham
Secretive Stranger -- Jennifer Greene
Come to Me -- Linda Winstead Jones
Silent Truth -- Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
Crossing the Line -- Bernice Layton
Takedown -- Julie Miller
Unmasking the Mercenary -- Jennifer Morey
Strong, Sleek and Sinful -- Lorie O’Clare
Rocky Mountain Fugitive -- Ann Voss Peterson
Second Chance -- Christy Reece
Shattered -- Karen Robards
Saving Grace -- Patricia Rosemoor
Bulletproof Bodyguard -- Kay Thomas
Her Baby’s Bodyguard -- Ingrid Weaver


Demonkeepers -- Jessica Andersen
Touch of Seduction -- Rhyannon Byrd
Out of Mind -- Stella Cameron
Flirting with Forever -- Gwyn Cready
Her Vampire Husband -- Michele Hauf
Star Raiders -- Elysa Hendricks
Forbidden Passion -- Rita Herron
Beyond the Darkness -- Alexandra Ivy
The Jaguar Prince -- Karen Kelley
When Good Wishes Go Bad -- Mindy Klasky
Lion’s Heat -- Lora Leigh
The Hunted -- Anna Leonard
Can’t Teach an Old Demon New Tricks -- Cara Lockwood
Jared -- Sarah McCarty
Reunion -- Lindsay McKenna
Sunrise in a Garden of Love & Evil -- Barbara Monajem
In the Darkest Night -- Patti O’Shea
Rebels and Lovers -- Linnea Sinclair
His Darkest Hunger -- Juliana Stone
Tsunami Blue -- Gayle Ann Williams

Urban Fantasy

Hell Fire -- Ann Aguirre
Tales of the Otherworld -- Kelley Armstrong
Never Cry Werewolf -- L.A. Banks
Death Blows -- D.D. Barant
Master of None -- Sonya Bateman
Embers -- Laura Bickle
The Devil’s Playground -- Jenna Black
Silver Borne -- Patricia Briggs
Changes -- Jim Butcher
Mind Games -- Carolyn Crane
Succubus Shadows -- Richelle Mead
The Mage in Black -- Jaye Wells

Erotica/Erotic Romance

Sweet Temptation -- Maya Banks
Two + One = Ecstasy -- Sasha James
Bedtime Stories -- Jean Johnson (Fantasy)
Victor -- Julia Templeton (Historical)
Rampant -- Saskia Walker (Paranormal)
Masquerade -- Sheri Whitefeather
Tease Me -- Tracy Wolff
Sexy Beast VIII -- Kate Douglas, Kathleen Dante, Devyn Quinn


  1. I'm really looking forward to Barbara Freethy's "On Shadow Beach," Lorie O'Clare's "Strong, Sleek and Sinful" and Heather Graham's "The Killing Edge." I've also been hearing a lot about Sarah MacLean's historical debut. I've already read Christy Reece's "Second Chance," which I loved.

  2. I'm looking forward to Nine Rules to Break When Romaning a Rake and The Summer of You.

  3. Aaaaah, so many wonderful books and I really can't afford reading just about anything at the moment! My final exams are in one month and I can hardly concentrate on something else (although I'm not learning as hard yet as I should, but my thoughts are always there...)! I'll have to do a lotta reading once I'm finished!

  4. Lots to look forward to. High on my list are the books by Kelley Armstrong, Carolyn Crane, Karen Robards, Heather Graham and Gwyn Cready. Have a great weekend, everyone.

  5. None of my regular favorite authors have release this month but based on reviews/previews I am most interested in:

    Christy Reece's, Second Chance
    Juliana Stone's, His Darkest Hunger
    Carolyn Crane's, Mind Games

  6. Thanks, Andrea! So many great books, so very little time. ;-)

    I've had the opportunity to read a few of them already. I recommend THE SECRET DUKE, SOMETHING SCANDALOUS, LORD OF THE ISLES, THE SUMMER OF YOU and HIS DARKEST HUNGER.

    Janga will be here Tuesday with a guest review of THE SECRET DUKE and my review of SOMETHING SCANDALOUS will be posted here tomorrow. I reviewed LORD OF THE ISLES here on March 25th and Gannon and I reviewed HIS DARKEST HUNGER in our monthly "girlfriends" column at RBTB, also on March 25th.

    Books I'm eagerly anticipating this month are:


  7. Jane, I'm really enjoying Freethy's new series. I love small town stories. Have you tried Toni Blake's ONE RECKLESS SUMMER? It has a wonderful small-town feel. The next book in her series, SUGAR CREEK, will be release May 25th.

  8. Maureen, I thought THE SUMMER OF YOU was wonderful and I can't wait to dive into NINE RULES TO BREAK WHEN ROMANCING A RAKE. Buffie gave it 5 stars!!

  9. LisaK, concentrate on those exams! Then, when they're over, treat yourself with some delicious reading.

    Good luck!

  10. LSUReader, hope you have a good weekend too. I should take a look at the Karen Robards book. I used to read her all the time.

  11. Scorpio, I've never read Reece or Crane but I read Juliana Stone's debut, HIS DARKEST HUNGER and *loved* it. I was sent an e-ARC of the book for review. I normally don't read e-books on the computer because I get blurred vision and headaches. I read HIS DARKEST HUNGER in one sitting...the entire book. Who cares about blurry vision and headaches. She grabbed me so quickly and so thoroughly that I could not force myself to stop reading. Now I'm counting the days until the release of the next book in this series!

  12. First time here -- my goodness, you have so many great titles for me to peruse! I'm in heaven. Currently reading a book of historical fiction, Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers. (She wrote "Redeeming Love," which was a best-seller.) It's one of those sweeping novels -- first of two parts, actually -- that crosses generations and continents, starting out in Switzerland at the turn of the 20th century. I'm reading it on my own, but I have to confess I wish I were still in the book club I recently dropped out of (time reasons), because it's perfect for a book club -- strong characters, controversial discussion points and even a discussion guide. I'm really enjoying it.

  13. Good morning (just barely), all! I was at my kids' school this morning for Easter egg hunts!

    Jane, I have Sarah MacLean's in my TBR pile and I hope to get to it very soon. Especially after Buffie's review!

    Maureen, I am almost finished with The Summer of You and it is FABULOUS!!

  14. Ooooh, good luck on your exams, LisaK!! Yes, you'll have a lot to look forward to! *g*

    LSUreader, isn't the cover for Gwyn's book gorgeous?!

  15. Scorpio, I've heard a lot of good buzz for Juliana Stone's book. Sounds like a winner!

    Thanks, Liz! That one sounds wonderful. :)

  16. What a list for April!! I am looking forward to the books by Victoria Alexander, Jennifer Haymore, Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, and Karen Hawkins.

  17. Looking forward to Jo Beverley's new book, also Christie Kelley's! And I am in the mood for a western so Gen Bailey's will fit the ticket (and Nathan is on the cover, bonus!)

    Thanks for this list every month, I refer to it a lot~

  18. Another great list of books! I want to read Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, The Summer of You, On Shadow Beach, The True Love Knitting Club, and Home in Carolina.

    I really need to take a speed-reading course. Right now, I can't read fast enough to keep up will all the wonderful books coming out each month!

  19. Happy Birthday to your grandfather, Andrea! How wonderful that he will be celebrating 90 years.

    PJ, my list looks a lot like yours. No surprise there. :) Mine also includes A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore. I so want Garett to get his HEA.

  20. I am looking forward to several of these. I read about Nine Rules, and Flirting with Forever.

    Flirting - how about that cover! Yum! And so fun with the modern pumps - zebra! Hahaha.

    Thanks for the update and the giveaway!

  21. Trisha, your list looks like mine. But that shouldn't surprise you. ;-)

    Thanks, Drew! I'm so glad you like it. :)

    Me, too, Cheryl!! I consider myself a slow (thorough) reader. *g*

  22. Wow, that's a lot of releases !! And since I'll be in the US this month I'll be able to buy a LOT of those on time !!

  23. Jedisakora, have you read Talk of the Town, the prequel to LLTA? It's a very funny, light novel that carries that particular American smalltown atmosphere (which I like very much although - of course! - I've never experienced it myself) and makes you feel good. I recommended it over at RBTB as a good springtime book! =)

  24. Thanks, Janga! My grandfather is such a wonderful man and is sharp as a tack. I hope he likes the surprise party. We're inviting people he's known all his life, including men he fought in WWII with. Should be fun!

    Thanks, Jessica. It seems as if a lot of people are looking forward to Sarah MacLean's!!

  25. You're welcome and thanks for stopping by, Laura!

    Oh no, Melissa! I hope your computer is okay and back to normal. It's funny how dependent we've become in regards to our computers and cell phones.

  26. I hope you have a great time in the US, Emmanuelle!!

  27. Oh, boy! I went to the store today and bought 5 new one$! Worth every penny, um, dollar! LOL

  28. Wow, what a fabulous bunch of books are out this month. Jo Beverley's new one will be my first purchase, but I'll be getting many more. So many books to read, so little time.

    Thanks so much for mentioning Sunrise in a Garden of Love & Evil here!

  29. Hi Lisa ^^
    I actually have the talk of the town on order right now. ^^ I was attracted to the cover because it has a beagle puppy on it and we have a beagle pup in the house. ^^

    Andrea: So far my computer is doing well. I just thank the heavens my father is a computer engineer and knows how to do this stuff. You're write on how dependent we become of stuff like the computer and phones. I usually eat my lunch at my computer and catch up on things, but today i had do idea what to do since my father was still working on it at that time. lol


  30. Wow, how are we ever going to read that many books this month? It is wonderful that there are so many good authors out there giving us such a wide variety to choose from.

  31. Woohoo!! Go, Deb!!

    You're welcome, Barbara! And thanks for stopping by. :)

  32. Melissa, how lucky that your father is a computer engineer! My father isn't a computer engineer, but he knows more about computers than I do, so when I have a problem, I go to him. LOL

    Absolutely, librarypat! There is always something for everyone.

  33. I'm looking forward to Karen Robards "Shattered".

  34. I have to go to the library later, to pick up a hold that came in, so I'm taking a printout of your list (plus suggestions here). I've heard a bit about the "True Love Knitting Club," so I may look for that.

    Happy Monday all.