Friday, June 4, 2010

New Releases for June and a Giveaway!

Summer is here! There are many things to love about this time of year: the weather is warming up, pools are open, kids are out for summer vacation, and the summer beach reads are here! There are some much anticipated books coming out this summer and June starts off with a bang! We have quintessential favorites such as Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Johanna Lindsey, Jodi Thomas, Sherryl Woods, Elizabeth Lowell, and Sherrilyn Kenyon to dazzle us, as well as new favorites such as Joanna Bourne, Anna Campbell, Sherry Thomas, and Tessa Dare. Which June releases have you read? Of those, which ones do you recommend? Which ones are you most looking forward to? And what is your favorite summer activity? Tell us and one lucky poster will win a random June release!

Until July, happy reading!


The Time Weaver -- Shana Abé
The Lord and the Wayward Lady -- Louise Allen
The Forbidden Rose -- Joanna Bourne
Stroke of Genius -- Emily Bryan
A Gentleman Always Remembers -- Candace Camp
My Reckless Surrender -- Anna Campbell
One Dance with a Duke -- Tessa Dare
Desire Me -- Robyn DeHart
To Surrender to a Rogue -- Cara Elliott
Bandit Lawman, Texas Bride -- Carol Finch
The Making of a Duchess -- Shana Galen
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici -- C.W. Gortner (Historical Fiction)
Forbidden Highlander -- Donna Grant
Breath of Heaven -- Cindy Holby
Taste of Temptation -- Cheryl Holt
If He’s Wild -- Hannah Howell
Marrying the Royal Marine -- Carla Kelly
The Irish Warrior -- Kris Kennedy
Married by Morning -- Lisa Kleypas
That Perfect Someone -- Johanna Lindsey
Tempting the Marquess -- Sara Lindsey
The Naked Viscount -- Sally MacKenzie
Seven Secrets of Seduction -- Anne Mallory
Knight of Passion -- Margaret Mallory
To Kiss a Count -- Amanda McCabe
How to Beguile a Beauty -- Kasey Michaels
Tempting a Proper Lady -- Debra Mullins
Ten Things I Love About You -- Julia Quinn
When Marrying a Scoundrel -- Kathryn Smith
His at Night -- Sherry Thomas
A Knight’s Enchantment -- Lindsay Townsend
Open Country -- Kaki Warner
The Devil She Knows -- Diane Whiteside


Never Too Hot -- Bella Andre
Hidden Wives -- Claire Avery (Women’s Fiction)
Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness -- Tilly Bagshawe (Women’s Fiction)
Following Polly -- Karen Bergreen (Women’s Fiction)
The Art of Devotion -- Samantha Bruce-Benjamin (Women’s Fiction)
The Stormchasers -- Jenna Blum (Women’s Fiction)
Sugar Creek -- Toni Blake
Indiscretions -- Lori Borrill
I Love This Bar -- Carolyn Brown
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives -- Josie Brown (Women’s Fiction)
Heart’s Secret -- Adrianne Byrd
Mixed Reality -- Chamein Canton (Women’s Fiction)
My Sister’s Voice -- Mary Carter (Women’s Fiction)
Our Red Hot Romance is Leaving Me Blue -- Dixie Cash (Women’s Fiction)
The Lies We Told -- Diane Chamberlain (Women’s Fiction)
Shut Up and Kiss Me -- Christie Craig
Vows, Vendettas & a Little Black Dress -- Kyra Davis (Women’s Fiction)
The Night She Got Lucky -- Susan Donovan
I Remember You -- Harriet Evans (Women’s Fiction)
29: A Novel -- Adena Halpern (Women’s Fiction)
Sexy Devil -- Kate Hoffman
Some Like it Scot -- Donna Kauffman
Backseat Saints -- Joshilyn Jackson (Women’s Fiction)
3 Seductions and a Wedding -- Julie Leto
Little Town, Great Big Life -- Curtiss Ann Matlock (Women’s Fiction)
McKettricks of Texas: Garrett -- Linda Lael Miller
God Ain’t Through Yet -- Mary Monroe (Women’s Fiction)
The Perfect Happiness -- Santa Montefiore (Women’s Fiction)
The Ranger -- Rhonda Nelson
Crush on You -- Christie Ridgway
The Doctor’s Wife -- Mildred Riley (Women’s Fiction)
Knit in Comfort -- Isabel Sharpe (Women’s Fiction)
Taken Beyond Temptation -- Cara Summers
Beachcombers -- Nancy Thayer (Women’s Fiction)
Welcome to Harmony -- Jodi Thomas (Women’s Fiction)
Un-Nappily in Love -- Trisha R. Thomas (Women’s Fiction)
Wanted! -- Vicki Lewis Thompson
The Whole World -- Emily Winslow (Women’s Fiction)
Gone Too Far -- Angela Winters (Women’s Fiction)
Honeysuckle Summer -- Sherryl Woods


Raised by Wolves -- Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Paranormal)
Glimmerglass -- Jenna Black (Paranormal)
Forgive My Fins -- Tera Lynn Childs (Paranormal)
Everlasting -- Angie Frazier (Historical)
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend -- Emily Horner
The Summer of Skinny Dipping -- Amanda Howells
Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto -- Eric Luper
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else -- Erin McCahan
Passing Strange -- Daniel Waters (Paranormal)

Romantic Suspense

Mystery Lover -- Lisa Childs
Twelve-Gauge Guardian -- B.J. Daniels
Night Moves -- HelenKay Dimon
Cavanaugh Judgment -- Marie Farrarella
Daddy Devastating -- Delores Fossen
Skin Tight -- Ava Gray (Paranormal)
Enemy Lover -- Karin Harlow (Paranormal)
True Vision -- Joyce Lamb (Paranormal)
Her Hero in Hiding -- Rachel Lee
Risky Engagement -- Merline Lovelace
Death Echo -- Elizabeth Lowell
Royal Captive -- Dana Marton
Fade to Midnight -- Shannon McKenna (Paranormal)
Dangerous -- Diana Palmer
Island of Deceit -- Candice Poarch
Silent Scream -- Karen Rose
Blown Away -- Sharon Sala
The Baby’s Bodyguard -- Alice Sharpe
Accidental Commando -- Ingrid Weaver


Close Contact -- Katherine Allred
Ancient Whispers -- Marie-Claude Bourque
Assassin’s Honor -- Monica Burns
Insatiable -- Meg Cabot
The Midnight Effect -- Pamela Fryer
Grave New Day -- Lina Gardiner
Angel Slayer -- Michele Hauf
Red Demon -- Deidre Knight
Beast Behaving Badly -- Shelly Laurenston
Guardian -- Lindsay McKenna
The Darkest Passion -- Gena Showalter
Forged of Shadows -- Jessa Slade
Catch Me in Castile -- Kimberly Troutte
Dreamveil -- Lynn Viehl

Urban Fantasy

Blood Song -- Cat Adams
Magic Bleeds -- Ilona Andrews
Moon Sworn -- Keri Arthur
Inhuman Resources -- Jes Battis
Stripped -- Marcia Colette
Web of Lies -- Jennifer Estep
Masked by Moonlight -- Nancy Gideon
From Hell With Love -- Simon R. Green
Shakespeare Undead -- Lori Handeland
Unholy Ghosts -- Stacia Kane
Infinity: Chronicles of Nick -- Sherrilyn Kenyon (Young Adult)
Daemon’s Mark -- Caitlin Kittredge
No Werewolves Allowed -- Cheyenne McCray
Demon Hunts -- C.E. Murphy
Cheat the Grave -- Vicki Pettersson
Revenant -- Phaedra Weldon
Dark Oracle -- Alayna Williams

Erotica/Erotic Romance

Dane -- Elizabeth Amber (Paranormal/Histoical)
The Feather -- Red Garnier (Time Travel)
The Master & the Muses -- Amanda McIntyre (Historical)
Body Rush -- Anne Rainey
Tempting Eden -- Margaret Rowe (Historical)
Wedding Favors -- Nikita Black, Allyson James, Sheri Whitefeather


  1. Haven't read any June releases yet - it's only the 3rd and they were released only yesterday. :D The one I'm most looking forward to is Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas. I stumbled across the Hathaway sisters' books a few month ago and fell in love with them! Lisa's writing style is easy breezy and makes me laugh out loud. Very entertaining after a hard day at work.

  2. I too haven't read any June releases yet, but I'm most looking forward to Sandra Hyatt's third release in June: His Bride for the Taking. I absolutely loved her first two books (Having the Billionaire's Baby; The Magnate's Pregnancy Proposal), so I hope I love this one too. It isn't a "given", as sometimes I like a bunch of one author's books and yet don't like another bunch of that same author's. Go figure.

    As always, thanks for offering such great giveaways!

  3. There are so many books listed, would have no idea where to begin.
    I just finished Married by Morning, could not put it down and can't wait for the next book later this month. Need to start, Julia Quinn and Kris Kennedy and my need to get now authors: Anna Campbell, Johanna Lindsey, Sally MacKenzie to name just a few. There are so many authors that I have never read, my tbr pile just keeps getting bigger.

  4. The weather here in Sydney is awful at the moment rain rain and more rain and very heavy great weather for curling up with a good book and what excellent books this month so far I haven't read any of them but I have orderd a lot of them and am waiting for the postman to bring them so as I can get into them now really I need to retire so as I can sit down and read them LOL.

    Have Fun

  5. I read "The Naked Viscount" and "Seven Secrets of Seduction." Both were great reads and I've been fans of both Sally MacKenzie and Anne Mallory for a while now. I also read Nancy Gideon's "Masked by Moonlight." I'm definitely looking forward to reading Lisa Kleypas, Karen Rose and Shannon McKenna's new releases. Shopping and going to the movies are some of my favorite summer activities(and all year round.)

  6. Hey, I've got a couple of these in my TBR pile. I'm looking forward to Tessa Dare's ODWAD and Julia Quinn's Ten Things. I've been a little disappointed with JQ's last 2 books as if they were rushed and almost forced in the writing. Not a lot disappointed, just a tad.

    My fave summer activity after a year of teaching is just going with the flow. But, we are terribly busy with softball games, appointments, swimming lessons, and a class for me. It's just great to be home and enjoy life.

  7. I read Julia Quinn's this week and loved it. It was very endearing--as good as anything she's written, I think.I'm working on a novella deadline and am trying NOT to read, but I can see I will be tempted. ;)

  8. I read Julia Quinn's newest, 10 Things I Love About You, and I absolutely loved it! Sebastian Grey is a hero to die for and I think I did, a little bit.

  9. I haven't read any June releases yet but there are a whole bunch of great ones that I can't wait to read from Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Carla Kelly and Joanna Bourne. I am looking forward to growing my garden and taking a trip to the beach.

  10. THIS is why my TBR pile never gets smaller! There are always so many great books coming out! I am especially eager to read When Marrying a Scoundrel, His at Night, and Shut Up and Kiss Me. My favorite summer activity is to read at the beach.

  11. I've read Tessa's One Dance with a Duke, JQ's 10 Things, and Lisa Kleypas's Married by Morning. I was really looking forward to Cat and Leo's story, and Lisa did not disappoint! The sparks were flying the whole way thorough. One of my favorite parts of the book was Leo testing Cat's brain function by kissing her, then asking her questions, lol.

    JQ made me fall in love with Sebastian and Annabel, and had me laughing the whole way through, though Sebastian's uncle totally gave me the creeps.

    I really enjoyed the first book in Tessa's new series. Spencer was definitely a bit of a lost and wounded soul, and the Stud Club mystery was intriguing. Can't wait for the next two books!

  12. Good morning, LilMissMolly! (Love your name, btw) I picked up several of these that were released on May 25 and have already read a couple. And I love Lisa's writing, too! She's one of my favorites. :)

    Hi, Laney4! I've not read anything by Sandra Hyatt. I take it I'm missing out? lol And I totally agree with you on an author's work being hit or miss. It can be a bit disappointing when that happens. Enjoy your June releases!

  13. Hello, Melanie! I have read Lisa Kleypas's and Julia Quinn's. Both were amazing reads. How can you go wrong with so many favorite authors in one month?!

    Howdy, Helen! Sorry, I guess it's actually almost winter on your side of the world. Hope you get to curl up with some HOT reads to warm you up!

  14. Jane, I have Anne Mallory's on top of my TBR pile and up next for me. I cannot wait! She has quickly become one of my very favorite authors. Her writing just gets better and better. Glad to hear her new one is great!

    Hey, Deb! You know, I was a tad disappointed in Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (I prefered The Lost Duke of Wyndham), but absolutely LOVED What Happens in London. And Ten Things is a terrific read, imo. I really enjoyed it. :)

  15. Hey, Maggie! I totally agree about JQ's. Good luck with your deadline...and the temptation! ;-)

    Yay, Margay! Oh, I loved Sebastian, too. He's one of those heroes that I will never forget. Never.

  16. Perhaps you'll get to enjoy the June releases at the beach, Maureen! Thanks for stopping by!

    cheryl c, I am looking forward to Kathryn Smith's, too! There's just something special about a hero named Jack. Sigh.

  17. L!!! Oh my gosh, I loved that part, too! I was laughing and sighing the whole time. LOVED Leo and Cat's book. Loved it. Can't wait for Beatrix's! (Not too long!)

    And in JQ's, wasn't the part towards the end in Annabel's chamber with her grandmother just too funny?! I was laughing out loud! Loved it, too.

  18. I am waiting for my copy of Anna Campbell's, My Reckless Surrender to arrive & then I will pounce on it! LOL.

    The new Kleypas, Bourne are on my buy list, too.

    Drinking iced coffee & going to the beach are my favorite summer activities.

  19. I’m reading My Reckless Surrender by Anna Campbell right now and I’m loving it!!! Toni Blake is one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to read Sugar Creek.

    There are so many great books by my favorite authors coming out this month….it’s gonna be a fun summer!!!

  20. wow. So many awesome releases. I haven't gotten to read any of the june releases but i do have the new Julia Quinn book on my to-read pile. ^^

    My favorite summer activity is coincidently reading outside or in the woods. Nothing can beat the feeling of wind on your face as your turn the page of a book. Therefore is something so blissful about reading outside that i can't even explain. It's why i get more books read during the months of May-october than i do any other time of the year. ^^


  21. Thanks so much for including my book in your list!!!

  22. I've already read Sugar Creek, Toni Blake; The Forbidden Rose, Joanna Bourne; My Reckless Surrender, Anna Campbell; One Dance with a Duke, Tessa Dare;
    Married by Morning, Lisa Kleypas;
    Tempting a Proper Lady, Debra Mullins; Ten Things I Love About You, Julia Quinn; Welcome to Harmony, Jodi Thomas; His at Night, Sherry Thomas; and Honeysuckle Summer, Sherryl Woods. I had lots of four and five star reads in that group.

    My TBR stack boasts another six June releases: Shut Up and Kiss Me, Christie Craig; Marrying the Royal Marine, Carla Kelly; The Irish Warrior, Kris Kennedy;
    Tempting the Marquess, Sara Lindsey; Seven Secrets of Seduction, Anne Mallory;
    Crush on You, Christie Ridgway; and Tempting Eden, Margaret Rowe.

    I made a note to check the library for some of those new-to-me women's fiction authors on your list. I'm already way over on this month's book budget. :)

    My veri word is "aggritar." Is that a farmer who plays the guitar?

  23. I started JQ's Ten Things about 45 minutes ago and I can tell it's a GREAT story!! It's like my other fave JQ books; full of humor, great one-liners, and romance. YAY, another JQ winner!

  24. I have not read any of the June releases yet, but there are quite a few I am looking forward to. Some of them are:

    Insatiable -- Meg Cabot
    Red Demon -- Deidre Knight
    Forged of Shadows -- Jessa Slade
    Magic Bleeds -- Ilona Andrews
    Moon Sworn -- Keri Arthur
    Masked by Moonlight -- Nancy Gideon
    From Hell With Love -- Simon R. Green
    Shakespeare Undead -- Lori Handeland
    Unholy Ghosts -- Stacia Kane
    Infinity: Chronicles of Nick -- Sherrilyn Kenyon (Young Adult)
    Daemon’s Mark -- Caitlin Kittredge
    No Werewolves Allowed -- Cheyenne McCray
    Dark Oracle -- Alayna Williams

  25. P.S. I was disappointed in JQ's Miranda Cheever's story and MCIP. WHILondon was good.

  26. Will definitely read some of these... Haven't seen much of them yet.

    I like Amanda McIntyre's stuff, so will definitely catch that!

  27. Quite a few of the June releases on the TBR pile! A few that I am really looking forward to are:

    One Dance With A Duke - Tessa Dare
    Knight of Passion - Margaret Mallory
    Taste of Temptation -- Cheryl Holt
    If He’s Wild -- Hannah Howell
    Fade to Midnight -- Shannon McKenna
    Never Too Hot -- Bella Andre
    Assassin’s Honor -- Monica Burns
    Dane -- Elizabeth Amber
    The Master & the Muses -- Amanda McIntyre

    That should keep me reading for June. A few are in the pile already, on order, or on the way.

    My favorite summer activity? Vacation of any kind, any where, any place. Just vacating!

  28. I have only one of the new releases on my TBR shelf so far, Julia Quinn's Ten Things I Love About You. I'm definitely going to pick up the new books by Lisa Kleypas, Tessa Dare, Sherry Thomas, Gena Showalter, Keri Arthur, and Jennifer Estep.

  29. I am most looking forward to reading Keri Arthur's Moon Sworn and Tessa Dare's One Dance with a Duke. Many others from here are on my TBR list. I just finished Julia Quinn's Ten Things I Love About You, and it is wonderful.

  30. So many great books.
    I am looking forward to Anna Campbell's.
    I love sitting on the front porch reading for a few hours.

  31. My birthday is later this month so I have a pile of books on my wish list.

    Anna Campbell's goes without saying, Also Lisa Kleypas, Pamela Palmer's new one, Tessa Dare and Anything with 'Irish' in the title!

    I just read and reviewed The Ranger by Rhonda Nelson! It was a great read!

  32. I haven't read any June releases yet. I like the sound of The Time Weaver by Shana Abé

  33. Scorpio, Anna's latest is near the top of my TBR pile. After I've read a few review books, I'll be enjoying it!

    Mitzi, I plan to buy Toni's latest along with book 1 in her Destiny series with the gift cards I'll get for my birthday. ;-)

  34. Melissa, I think you'll enjoy JQ's! I love to sit outside in the breeze and read, too. Living in Georgia, I usually have to do that either early in the morning or in the early evening. lol

    You're welcome, Julie!

  35. Wow, Janga, you must read fast! lol June is such a full month, isn't it?! I had the most titles on my personal TBB list for June. Luckily, my birthday is this month and I always get gift cards. That helps!

    Gotcha, Deb. Glad you're loving Ten Things!!

  36. donnas, you must be a paranormal fan! Lots of good titles out this month. Enjoy!

    Hey, Jessica! I've not read any of Amanda McIntyre's books, but have heard really great things about them. I'll have to check them out!

  37. Artemis, I really enjoyed Monica Burns's newest. It is going to be a great series! And I hear you on the vacation--anywhere, anytime!

    Great list, Barbara! One of these days, I'm going to have to pick up a Sherry Thomas book. Everyone raves about them. I just wish I read faster! lol

  38. Yay, another person who liked JQ's latest! Thanks for stopping by, LSUReader!

    runner10, that's one thing I miss about my old house. We had a front porch swing and I used to love to sit out there and read. I hope you enjoy Anna's!

  39. Karyn Gerrard said: My birthday is later this month so I have a pile of books on my wish list.

    Happy early birthday! Mine is this month, too. Actually, next week. And all my family knows to get me gift cards. :D

    Hi, chey! Thanks for stopping by!

  40. Andrea,
    I loved that scene too! "If you don't leave by the morning, I'll tell everyone you spent the night with ME." And the revelation about Uncle Percy? YIKES!

    As for my favorite summer activities, I love all the fresh fruit you can get in season, there's nothing like it, especially white peaches. I also enjoy the longer days, more sunshine, and just sitting outside with friends at the end of the day, drinking some wine and having a good time.

    And the traveling! I hope to be able to go to New York and D.C. sometime this summer.

  41. I've read a few of these already, but there are soooo many more I'm looking forward to. My book budget is getting very large. *g*

  42. I've not read any new releases but I'm most interested in the new Anna Campbell!

  43. I haven't read any yet but I am so excited that Susan Donovan is coming out with a new book! It's been a while. I love her writing and have all of her novels. Seriously can't wait.

    Summer is such a great time for new books. Put on you sun hat, catch some rays and lose yourself in a romance. What could be better?

  44. Loved Leo and Cat's story, it was worth the wait, now one of my favorite by Kleypas. L,that was a great scene in Married by Morning. Such fun with all their sniping and bantering, but also the emotional depth that comes out in the end as they both let go of their past traumas, and stop avoiding the strong feelings between them. I also liked when he bought her a new pair of glasses, taking time with the design to make them special for her. Highly recommend this one.

    Quinn's Ten Things was fun, too, Sebastian wins you over right from the start. I did like the Sherry Thomas, wonderful writing as usual, but I liked the Quinn more (Sebastian is such a fun, appealing guy, won me over). Marrying the Royal Marine, very good, as usual from Carla Kelly.

    So many of those historicals and paranormals I want to read soon as I can. Time Weaver and My Reckless Surrender and Tessa Dare's next up for me to read in the pile. Need to get the Bourne this week for sure, and the Kris Kennedy. Eventually, I'll get to just about all of those historicals and paranormals.

    I'm really looking forward to the Nancy Gideon new series a lot. I read her Midnight series years ago, which got me into vampire romances along with Maggie Shayne, so great to see her with a paranormal book again.

  45. I’ve been waiting for the June releases for what seems like forever :D. I pre-ordered several of the releases back in Feb - early Mar to be sure I’d have copies for my enjoyment.

    Already read & loved:
    * My Reckless Surrender -- Anna Campbell
    * If He’s Wild -- Hannah Howell
    * Married by Morning -- Lisa Kleypas

    Waiting on arrival:
    * The Forbidden Rose -- Joanna Bourne
    * That Perfect Someone -- Johanna Lindsey
    * The Naked Viscount -- Sally MacKenzie
    (while considered July releases, actually release the end of June books):
    * The Brazen Bride – Stephanie Laurens
    * My Dangerous Duke – Gaelen Foley
    * Love in the Afternoon – Lisa Kleypas

    Considering yet (depending on the success of decreasing the tbr pile):
    * The Irish Warrior -- Kris Kennedy
    * Knight of Passion -- Margaret Mallory
    * Ten Things I Love About You -- Julia Quinn

  46. Dang, i haven't read any of June Releases, even though I had won two or three books from the list :)

    my most and i would really like to read (since they are from A new for me authors) Infinity: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas, Everlasting by Angie Frazier and Glimmerglass by Jenna Black (i love the cover !)

    My favorite summer activity will be Reading and spending more time with DH and Me son :)

  47. looking forward to shannon mckenna love the mcclouds

    great contest crosss fingers

  48. Good grief, Andrea, look at how long the list is this month!!! WOW!

  49. L, I know that I will be rereading both LK's and JQ's latest books again soon. ;-)

    Ditto about the book budget, Gannon! lol

    g, I hope you enjoy Anna's!

  50. Megi said: Summer is such a great time for new books. Put on you sun hat, catch some rays and lose yourself in a romance. What could be better?

    Very well said, Megi! I couldn't agree more!

  51. Pam, I loved the part from MbM about the glasses, too. Very sigh-worthy. :) And I think that JQ's Sebastian was one of the best Beta heroes I've ever read. Love him.

    GREAT list, gamistress66! I hope you enjoy them all.

  52. mariska, I love spending more time with my family during the summer, too. :)

    Enjoy it, kim h!

    I know, Buffie! I swear it gets longer every month. lol

  53. Thanks so much for the shout-out on DARK ORACLE. I hope that readers enjoy!

  54. I haven't read any June releases yet...Angel Slayer by Michele Hauf is next on my TBR list.

    I'm really looking forward to reading Silent Scream by Karen Rose, Dreamveil by Lynn Veihl, Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston, Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow and so many more.


  55. I have been looking forward to STROKE OF GENIUS by Emily Bryan. There are so many others on the historical list that I am looking forward to reading. I already have or of them on my TBR pile.

    Summer is a time for travel, which we are doing now. None of the places have had free WIFI and the public computers are limited to 15 minute sessions. Makes it hard to visit my favorite sites and check email. Love working in my gardens and sitting on the porch with an iced tea and read a book. Hope you are all having a good start to the summer.

  56. Which June releases have you read?
    I'm just getting out to get my reads this weekend so I've only gotten one so far and I'm recommending it
    Of those, which ones do you recommend?
    Definitely ASSASSIN'S HONOR by Monica Burns. I'm reading this now and its an absolutely fab start to this new series of hers! If you like unique paranormal romance, this is so one!

    Which ones are you most looking forward to?
    I love June! And this one has so many great ones coming out! I have so many on my wishlist that I'm limiting to the first 5 I'm yet planning to get! THE FORBIDDEN ROSE by Joanna Bourne, THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS by Diane Whiteside, FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER by Donna Grant, FADE TO MIDNIGHT by Shannon McKenna and THE DARKEST PASSION by Gena Showalter.

    And what is your favorite summer activity?
    We have an enclosed screen in our yard and I so love to go out there with a lawn chair and sit out and read. Love the breeze and it keeps the bees out! Even in the evening, my hubby lights the candles that keep the bugs out and we love to just relax and chat!

  57. I have "Sugar Creek" by Toni Blake on top of my TBR stack. So many books, so little time. I can't wait to read "Hot Finish" since I read the two previous books in the series. Sexy, hot -- yes, but with real detailed, loveable characters.

    I also want to get my fat little fingers on "Crush On You". Heck-I want them all! I wish they'd stop making books for a couple of months so I could catch up!