Thursday, December 9, 2010

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for January! Here are some of the books we're looking forward to next month. Are any of these upcoming books on your list? If so, which ones?


The Lady Most Likely...
by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, & Connie Brockway

Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them— and a few other gentlemen—to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season.

Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires . . . Unless someone else snatches her first.

The invitation list includes:

~ The horse-mad but irresistibly handsome Earl of Briarly
~ The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
~ The dashing war hero Captain Neill Oakes
~ The impossibly beautiful (and painfully shy) Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
~ The terribly eligible new Earl of Charters
~ The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell (who has no plans to marry, ever)

And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressible matchmaker who plans to find the lady most likely . . . to capture her brother’s untamed heart.



Wedding of the Season
by Laura Lee Guhrke

Abandoned at the altar . . .

Lady Beatrix Danbury had always known she would marry William Mallory. She'd loved him forever and she'd never doubted he loved her, too. But when she made him choose between their life together or his lifelong dream, Will chose the latter . . . and left two weeks before their wedding.

Return of the duke . . .

Will has no illusions that Beatrix would welcome him back with open arms, but six years did not dim his love or desire for her. The only problem is, she's about to marry someone else. Someone safe and predictable . . . the complete opposite of Will. But can he stop the wedding of the season and win Beatrix back, or is it just too late?



Call Me Irresistible
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States.

Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends.

One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible—Ted Beaudine—the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache.

But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend's wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say "I don't," Meg becomes the most hated woman in town—a town she's stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom. Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What's the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all.

(William Morrow)


Immortal Champion
by Lisa Hendrix

He faces a future of cold uncertainty, until her warm embrace...

Part of a Viking crew of warriors cursed by an evil sorceress, Gunnar the Red must toil through eternity as half-man, half-beast, living out his days as a great bull, while his nights are spent in human form. And though he keeps mostly to the wilds, his heart yearns for the simple comforts of man—and the chance to redeem a tragic past...

Seeking refuge from a bitter winter in the welcoming hall of Richmond Castle, Gunnar rescues two maidens when a blaze erupts—and his destiny is forever altered. For one of the young women is Lady Eleanor de Neville, who is immediately entranced by her rescuer. Her kiss of gratitude—the brief touch of her lips against his cheek—awakens a longing in her soul. And even when she is betrothed to another, Eleanor never forgets her courageous knight.

When Gunnar rides back into Eleanor’s life, she is consumed by undeniable passion. And though his body surrenders to her every touch, Gunnar’s heart remains imprisoned by the curse—and only the magic of the truest love can save him...



Promise Canyon
by Robyn Carr

After years spent on ranches around Los Angeles, Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin River’s new veterinary assistant. The secluded community’s wild beauty tugs at his Navajo roots, and he’s been welcomed with open arms by everyone in town—everyone excerpt Lilly Yazhi.

Lilly has encountered her share of strong, silent, traditional men within her own aboriginal community, and she’s not interested in coming back for more. In her eyes, Clay’s earthy, sexy appeal is just an act used to charm wealthy women like his ex-wife. She can’t deny his gift for gentling horses, but she’s not about to let him control her. There’s just one small problem—she can’t control her attraction to Clay.

But in Virgin River, faith in new beginnings and the power of love has doors opening everywhere...



Chasing the Sun
by Kaki Warner

Daisy Etheridge always yearned to sing. But along the way she fell in love, had her heart broken, and bore a child to a man who loved another. Now she has a second chance to realize her dreams.

Jack Wilkins left his family's ranch three years ago with his childhood love, only to lose her. Now, he's back to try and win her one last time. Then a woman from his past appears...with a baby that has eyes like his own.

Now, Jack and Daisy must choose what they want out of their lives-and out of each other.



Whisper Falls
by Toni Blake

Tessa Sheridan came crawling back to her quaint hometown of Destiny after her big-city interior design career crumbled. Now not only must she struggle to make ends meet, but she has to contend with a biker next door and the roar of Harleys shattering the serenity of her cabin in the woods by Whisper Falls.

Worse still, her sexy, bad boy neighbor makes her feel breathless and weak—and shy, petite Tessa knows what a major mistake it would be to get involved with someone so . . . dangerous.

They say that former teen rebel Lucky Romo has a dark, secret past—that he’s trouble with a capital "T." Still, Tessa feels all tingly when she sees how well he fills out a pair of tight jeans. And when Lucky invites her into his world, she knows the intense heat sparking between them could lead her somewhere wild and wonderful . . . and, yes, dangerous!



Prelude to a Scandal
by Delilah Marvelle


Lady Justine is willing to trade her good name, her reputation and her place in London’s gossip-hungry ton, to secure her father’s release from prison. But when the notorious Duke of Bradford counters her offer with a proposal of marriage, the stakes grow higher still. For while the smoldering lord is famous for his conquests, the man is oblivious to both her devotion and her charms. And Justine is soon afraid she has wagered all for naught...



Then He Kissed Me
by Christie Ridgway

The three Baci sisters are on a mission to save the family winery by transforming it into a wedding destination. When Stevie Baci playfully names her own side business Napa Princess Limousine, she never dreams she'll be driving a real prince around Napa Valley.

Jacques Parini, aka "Jack", is looking to expand his family's wine interests. But after kissing Stevie, he finds this California girl in a black chauffeur's hat does more than drive him crazy.



A Taste of Desire
by Beverley Kendall

She Challenged His Pride

Lady Amelia Bertram may have a reputation as the most brazen beauty of the ton, but she shocks even herself when she accidently—and loudly—derides one of society’s most eligible bachelors in the middle of a crowded ballroom. The timing of her faux pas couldn’t be worse, for her father is seeking someone to take her off his hands that very night...

He Challenged Her Willpower

But when Thomas Armstrong overhears the so-called “Lady” Amelia slandering his sexual prowess in public, he cannot help but accept the dare implicit in her words. To her father’s great delight, he offers to take her to his secluded country estate—properly chaperoned, of course—to teach the girl a lesson in ladylike behavior...



A Werewolf in Manhattan
by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Emma Gavin writes bestselling novels about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them -- and she certainly doesn't think she'll meet one. But that's exactly what happens when her books catch the attention of a rich and powerful pack of Manhattan Weres, who have kept their existence hidden for centuries. Alarmed by the accuracy of her novels, they're determined to find out if a renegade is acting as her informant.

Aidan Wallace, the pack leader's son and heir, knows he's the wolf for the job, but when he gets close to Emma, they are both surprised by an attraction too strong to deny. To surrender to it, Aidan will have to risk everything--- including the security of the pack he's sworn to protect...



  1. Wow! It's going to be an amazing January. I better get my reading glasses polished and ready for all the reading to be done. :-)

  2. There are some great books there again LOL I still haven't put my order in for the December books yet I have been so busy LOL

    Must get it done soon because I want the January ones as well, I have been eagerly awaiting Lisa Hendrix's new one love that series

    have Fun

  3. I'm definitely looking forward to Toni Blake's upcoming release. I've been waiting for Lucky's story.

  4. The Lady Most Likely is at the top of my list but there will be several of those that come to my house. I sure hope I get gift certificates for Christmas!

  5. Wow, each of these sound fabulous!!!

  6. Lots of new historical books to start the new year off right.
    I am also looking forward to reading Vicki Lewis Thompson A werewolf in Manhattan and Susan Elizabeth Philips release.

  7. I'm looking forward to reading all of them and wondering where I'm ever going to find the time! :)

  8. The Lady Most Likely looks absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to read it! :)

  9. More great books! Maybe I'll get snowed in in January (like the last few days), and I can catch up on reading. *g*

  10. It is going to be an amazing January, isn't it, Daz? I only wish I had the time to read them all! lol

  11. LOL, Helen! You haven't put in your order for December and I'm still months behind on my reading. So many books, so little time...

  12. Jane, I have the first two books of Toni's series in my TBR pile and am looking forward to reading all three!

  13. Dianna, my husband knows to pop a B&N gift card in my stocking every year. I'll probably blow it all in one day! LOL

  14. gigi, I am so glad to see so many great historicals coming out, too. Should be a good month!

  15. I hear you, PJ. Perhaps I should ask for "more time" for Christmas. Ha!

  16. I know, Trisha!! Not too much longer to wait!

  17. Gannon, if the last few days are any indication, you'd better stock up! LOL

  18. Wow, a great list of books to look forward to next month! The Lady Most Likely, and Wedding of the Season at at the top of the list for me. JQ, Eloisa, and LLG are all auto-buy authors for me. I know LLG is taking a slight break from her Girl-Bachelor series, but I hope she goes back to them soon!

    I am also intrigued by Susan Elizabeth Phillips's new book. I know she had an interesting journey writing this book, so will be interested to see how things work out for Ted, Meg, and Lucy, and to see who Lucy ends up with!

  19. I just read about Delilah Marvelle in the latest RT magazine. That book looks awesome as does A Taste of Desire!

  20. Looks like some good historicals coming up next month. The one I think I'm looking forward to most is Sabrina Jeffries "How to Woo a Reluctant Lady".

    note to self: must work on the tbr so can add more to it :)

  21. The Lady Most Likely and Call Me Irresistible are both high on my list. Thanks for keeping me posted on what's coming up!

  22. I've already read three of them, and they were all A reads for me. In fact, I blogged about them today. Six of the others are on my TBB list along with quite a few not pictured. Gotta love those Christmas gift cards! :)

  23. Omg! I had no idea SEP has a new book out! Talk about exciting :D

    I'm looking forward to all the historicals and SEP's book, of course.

  24. LOVE LLG, and am really looking forward to Delilah Marvelle's new Scandal series coming out Jan, Feb and March.

    There's also a new gothic coming out from Avon end of January, Katy Madison's Tainted By Temptation, that I'm eagerly awaiting

  25. Lisa, those are the two that I'm most looking forward to, as well. I came into LLG's books when She's No Princess released and I haven't looked back since. I LOVE her writing. :)

  26. susied, wasn't that a great article? I discovered Delilah when her debut released and I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the new series!

  27. gamistress66 said: note to self: must work on the tbr so can add more to it :)

    LOL!! Exactly!

  28. LOL, Janga! I think most (if not all) of us here would agree with you about gift cards. ;-)

  29. Antonia, you'll probably shoot me, but I've never read an SEP book before. *ducks* One of these days, I will! :)

  30. Heather Snow said: There's also a new gothic coming out from Avon end of January, Katy Madison's Tainted By Temptation, that I'm eagerly awaiting

    Oooooh, thanks, Heather! Off to check that one out...

  31. I'm always into the historicals, Lady Most Likely top of my list with 3 of my favorites authors writing. I'm off now to check out that gothic too that Heather mentioned.

  32. I'm going to go broke buying books in January!

  33. "The Lady Most Likely" certainly is at the top of my list.

  34. Some great releases in January. The Laura Lee Guhrke one sounds like a good one. Added it to my list.

  35. They all sound good. At the top of the list would be THE LADY MOST LIKELY...
    then all the others. there are just too many good books out there.

  36. Pam, did you check out Katy's book? It sounds really good!

    Danielle, I think we're all going to go broke! LOL

  37. Sheree, that's at the top of my list, too. ;-)

    Ing, LLG's books are top-notch. Really.

    I hope you enjoy them librarypat!!