Friday, January 7, 2011

New Releases for January

Ah, a new year. To me, a new year means a fresh new start. I don’t make resolutions per se, but a new year gives me the chance to say, “This year, I’m going to try to [fill in the blank].” They’re more like goals. Do you make resolutions? Or do you make goals? If so, what are they?

And of course, a new year means it is time for new releases! Which January releases have you read? Of those, which ones do you recommend? Which ones are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us and one lucky commenter will win a book I picked up from last year’s RWA conference in Orlando!

Until February, happy reading!


A Little Bit Sinful – Adrienne Basso
Whirlwind Reunion – Debra Cowan
The Golden Prince – Rebecca Dean (Historical Fiction)
The Scent of Jasmine – Jude Deveraux
Lily of the Nile – Stephanie Dray (Historical Fiction)
How to Marry a Duke – Vicky Dreiling
Pecos Valley Revival – Alice Duncan
Wedding of the Season – Laura Lee Guhrke
Immortal Champion – Lisa Hendrix (Paranormal)
The Admiral’s Penniless Bride – Carla Kelly
A Taste of Desire – Beverley Kendall
Sin and Surrender – Julia Latham
Must Love Kilts – Allie Mackay (Paranormal/Time Travel)
Prelude to a Scandal – Delilah Marvelle
The Ranger – Monica McCarty
Taken by the Wicked Rake – Christine Merrill
Earl of Darkness – Alix Rickloff (Paranormal)
Mistress by Midnight – Maggie Robinson
In the Laird’s Bed – Joanne Rock
A Royal Likeness – Christine Trent (Historical Fiction)
Chasing the Sun – Kaki Warner
Sins of a Highland Devil – Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Improper Seduction – Mary Wine
The Lady Most Likely – Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway


Keys to the Castle – Donna Ball (Women’s Fiction)
Whisper Falls – Toni Blake
Promise Canyon – Robyn Carr
Brooklyn Story – Suzanne Corso (Women’s Fiction)
Irresistible Fortune – Wendy Etherington
Being Polite to Hitler – Robb Forman Dew (Women’s Fiction)
This Glittering World – T. Greenwood (Women’s Fiction)
How Sweet it Is – Sophie Gunn
Precious and Fragile Things – Megan Hart (Women’s Fiction)
His Sexy Bad Habit – Cheris Hodges
Into the Night – Kate Hoffman
Jump Start – Lisa Renee Jones
Off Kilter – Donna Kauffman
Yours for the Taking – Robin Kaye
A Special Relationship – Douglas Kennedy (Women’s Fiction)
Déjà Vu – Fern Michaels (Women’s Fiction)
Tales from the Yoga Studio – Rain Mitchell (Women’s Fiction)
Sealed with a Kiss – Jill Monroe
The Rebel – Rhonda Nelson
How to Bake a Perfect Life – Barbara O’Neal (Women’s Fiction)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough – Ruth Pennebaker (Women’s Fiction)
Call Me Irresistible – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Then He Kissed Me – Christie Ridgway
Love, Honor, and Betray – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Women’s Fiction)
The Best Laid Plans – Lynn Schnurnberger
Caught Off Guard – Kira Sinclair
Beautiful Disaster – Laura Spinella
From this Moment – Sean D. Young


Shadowspell – Jenna Black (Paranormal)
Love, Inc. – Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout
The Lost Saint – Bree Despain (Paranormal)
Out for Blood – Alyxandra Harvey (Paranormal)
Tiger’s Curse – Colleen Houck (Paranormal)
Falling in Love with English Boys – Melissa Jensen
XVI – Julia Karr (Paranormal)
Timeless – Alexandra Monir (Paranormal)
The False Princess – Eilis O’Neal (Fantasy)
Slice of Cherry – Dia Reeves (Paranormal)
Across the Universe – Beth Revis (Sci-Fi)
Fall for Anything – Courtney Summers
The Running Dream – Wendelin Van Draanen
My Soul to Steal – Rachel Vincent (Paranormal)

Romantic Suspense

Undertow – Cherry Adair
Love Me to Death – Allison Brennan
Senseless – Mary Burton
Guns and the Girl Next Door – HelenKay Dimon
Skin Heat – Ava Gray
Brandishing a Crown – Rita Herron
In Too Deep – Jayne Ann Krentz
True Colors – Joyce Lamb
Against the Wind – Kat Martin
Solid as Steele – Rebecca York


Eternal Prey – Nina Bangs
Awakened – P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Demon Marked – Anna J. Evans
Ruthless Game – Christine Feehan
I Dream of Genies – Judi Fennell
Seducing the Vampire – Michele Hauf
Angel at Dawn – Emma Holly
My Immortal Assassin – Carolyn Jewel
Finding Destiny – Jean Johnson
Incubus – Janet Elizabeth Jones
Master of Smoke – Angela Knight
Night School – Mari Mancusi
Ascension – Caris Roane
Kiss at Your Own Risk – Stephanie Rowe
A Werewolf in Manhattan – Vicki Lewis Thompson
Frostfire – Lynn Viehl
Lone Wolf – Karen Whiddon
Captive Soul – Anna Windsor

Urban Fantasy

Killing Rocks – DD Barant
Crimson Wind – Diana Pharaoh Francis
A Hard Day’s Knight – Simon R. Green
Taken by the Others – Jess Haines
Hellforged – Nancy Holzner
Surrender to Darkness – Annette McCleave
My Fair Succubi – Jill Myles
Tempest’s Legacy – Nicole Peeler
Flip This Zombie – Jesse Petersen
Dark Waters – Alex Prentiss
Soul Hunt – Margaret Ronald
Secrets of the Demon – Diana Rowland
Blood Challenge – Eileen Wilks

Erotica/Erotic Romance

The Seduction of Miranda Prosper – Marissa Day (Historical, Paranormal)
Ravished by a Viking – Delilah Devlin
Wolf Tales 11 – Kate Douglas (Paranormal)
Indulgent – Cathryn Fox
Rory – Julia Templeton (Historical)


  1. Another month with too many good books and not nearly enough time to read them all. Sigh, it is so unfair.

  2. Wow, Andrea, look at all those great books. Wedding of the Season just turned up in the mail - whoohooo!

  3. Can't wait to read Toni Blake's "Whisper Falls" and find out what happened to Lucky all these years.

  4. There are quite a few that I can't wait to read. But the one I am itching to get my hands on is Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke. Laura is an automatic buy for me and I have been waiting for this book to come out for like ever. I have devoured all the excepts and reviews I can find on it. Can't wait to read.

  5. Loved:
    - "In Too Deep" by Jayne Ann Krentz (loved Fallon from previous books)

    In my TBR pile:
    - "Mistress by Midnight" by Maggie Robinson
    - "My Fair Succubi" by Jill Myles

    Want to read:
    - "The Lady Most Likely" by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
    - "Call Me Irresistible" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    - "My Soul to Steal" by Rachel Vincent (enjoyed the previous books in the series)

    I'm sure there are more books I want to read but I'm trying not to spend so much on books anymore (new year resolution).


  6. Again so many great stories and so little money, uhm time.

    I'm looking forward to reading:

    How to Marry a Duke – Vicky Dreiling, The matchmaker that falls for the groom sounds so fun.

    Then He Kissed Me – Christie Ridgway, Always wanted to try one of hers and this seems a good one.

    The Lady Most Likely – Julia Quinn + Eloisa James + Connie Brockway, Just love anything JQ so gotta read it.

  7. The only one I have read so far is Lady Most Likely, loved it of course, couldn't really miss it.

    I have a couple on the tbr pile and more on my want list......LOL

    I don't do resolutions the most I do is hope for a better year and try to do better at everything.

  8. Then He Kissed Me by Christie Ridgeway sounds like a winner.

    Lots of great books this month. Better get busy reading!!

  9. Love reading the titles coming out each month -- some are just so yummy ;)

    some of the books on my list this month:
    A Little Bit Sinful – Adrienne Basso
    A Taste of Desire – Beverley Kendall
    Mistress by Midnight – Maggie Robinson
    The Lady Most Likely – Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway

    most looking forward to my copy of How to Woo a Reluctant Lady-Sabrina Jeffries which releases mid-month

  10. Good morning, all! :)

    librarypat, I know!!! If only we all had the time to just sit around and read....

  11. Hi, Anna! I have LLG's on tap next after my current review book. Though, I may wait until the next one comes out next month so I can read them back-to-back. I love doing that!

  12. I've got three of these already in my TBR pile, yay! There are others here I want to get, too. I've heard some good things about Vicky Dreiling's debut, so I've got it at the top to read after The Lady Most Likely.

  13. Jane, I purchased Whisper Falls last week and got the first two at RWA last year. I can't wait to read this series!

  14. Danielle, I adore LLG's books, too! And Then He Kissed Her is my very favorite with Guilty Pleasures a very close second. :)

  15. Sheree said: I'm sure there are more books I want to read but I'm trying not to spend so much on books anymore (new year resolution).

    Oh, Sheree, if you can keep that resolution you must be Superwoman. The will power! LOL

  16. Kirsten, I'm reading Vicky's book and it's very cute. :) You will LOVE The Lady Most Likely...!!

  17. Dianna said: I don't do resolutions the most I do is hope for a better year and try to do better at everything.

    That's a great philosophy, Dianna. SO glad you loved TLML...!

  18. runner10, I've never read a Christie Ridgway book, but have heard that they are really good. And funny. One of these days...

  19. gamistress66, I'm looking forward to Beverley Kendall's book, too! The cover is simply gorgeous. :)

  20. Good for you, Deb! I'm enjoying Vicky's book--it's fun and entertaining. :)

  21. I have been looking foward to The Lady Most Likely and the new LLG for some time now. But my bookstore STILL doesn't have it in. UGH! I always like to buy books from them if possible since they are a small independent bookstore and I want to support them as much as possible. But at this point, I'm ready to break down and order off Amazon. Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

    I also may look into the new SEP. Sounds intriguing! :) Plus, I know SEP changed directions midthrough writing so I'm interested to see how it all turns out.

  22. I'm so sorry to hear that, Lisa. My local bookstore never has new releases on release day unless they are a NYT best-selling author...and sometimes even THOSE aren't on the shelf. I went to my B&N the day after and the books were still on the little hand cart in preparation to be put on the shelf. I hope you find them soon!

  23. There are a lot of good books out this month. I am looking forward to reading Carla Kelly's as she's a favorite of mine and Kaki Warner's new one too plus many others.

  24. Any month that has both a paranormal (A Werewolf in Manhattan and a romantic suspense (In Too Deep) on my TBB list is a rare reading month. I’ve already read Wedding of the Season, The Admiral’s Penniless Bride, The Lady Most Likely, Whisper Falls, Promise Canyon, and How Sweet It Is--all great reads. I’m reading--and loving--Then He Kissed Me now, and Beverley Kendall’s, Christine Merrill’s, Maggie Robinson’s, and Barbara O’Neal’s books are on my TBR shelf. I’ll definitely add the Krentz and Phillips titles to that shelf along with Kaki Warner’s new one, and SEP’s Call Me Irresistible, and I plan to check out the Dray and the Pennebaker. Those bookstore gift cards will be put to good use!

  25. I'm about to start reading The Lady Most Likely... Can't wait! :)

  26. I purchased Beverly Kendall's new book, but haven't had a chance to start it. I'm also looking forward to reading Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James & Connie Brockway.

  27. I haven't had time to get any on the January releases but I do want to grab a copy of A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
    I need some light reading on these gloomy January days.

    No resolutions for me I am just going to try and change a couple of bad habits this year.

  28. Maureen, Carla Kelly is another author I've heard many good things about. As for Kaki Warner, PJ sold me on her books with her reviews!

  29. LOL, Janga! Is it bad that I've already planned out which books I'm buying (and when) with my gift cards? Perhaps I'm a little TOO organized when it comes to that. ;-)

  30. Good choices, Penfield! One of these days, I WILL read an SEP book.....

  31. Good for you for wanting to change those bad habits, gigi. Wanting to is the first step. :) After Gannon's review of VLT's, I want to read it, too!

  32. So many great books out again this month I haven't read any yet but there are a lot of them that will going on my order within the next few days then all I have to do is find time to read LOL. I am so way behind in catching up with my books.

    Have Fun

  33. The one I'm most looking forward to is The Lady Most Likely...I can't wait!

  34. I bet you'll have a BIG order, Helen!! Enjoy!

  35. I hear you, LSUReader! And I hope it does well so that JQ, EJ, and CB are able to do another project like this!

  36. There are so many books which sound interesting, but the ones I'm the most excited for are: "Wedding of the Season," "How to Marry a Duke," "Mistress by Midnight," and "Call me Irresistible." I hope you'll get the chance to review SEP's book since you haven't read anything she wrote before. I'm curious to see what you'll think of it.

  37. Wooohoooooo, look at all those books!!!!! Man, I need a few months off of work :-)

  38. Wooohoooooo, look at all those books!!!!! Man, I need a few months off of work :-)

    You and me both, Buffie. It's already January 7th and I've only read one book this year. Criminal! lol!

  39. I haven't read all of them :)
    sooooo looking forward to read :

    Dark Waters – Alex Prentiss
    A Taste of Desire – Beverley Kendall
    A Werewolf in Manhattan – Vicki Lewis Thompson