Friday, February 4, 2011

New Releases for February

Hello, all! With so many states under some kind of winter weather warning, are any of you sick of winter yet? I am, and I don't even live where it snows (at least not too much)! On Wednesday, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which is supposed to indicate that we will have an early spring. Not sure how reliable ol' Phil is, but I'll take it. I am beyond ready for some warmer weather. Are you ready for spring? Or do you prefer the cold weather?

And as always, a new month brings new releases! Which February 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 March, happy reading!




Historical

The Perfect Mistress – Victoria Alexander
Lady Lavender – Lynna Banning
The Seduction of His Wife – Tiffany Clare
Pride and Pleasure – Sylvia Day
To Tempt a Rake – Cara Elliott
Rio – Georgina Gentry
The Tudor Secret – C.W. Gortner (Historical Fiction)
Scandal of the Year – Laura Lee Guhrke
Married: The Virgin Widow – Deborah Hale
The Irish Princess – Karen Harper (Historical Fiction)
After Dark with a Scoundrel – Alexandra Hawkins
Notorious Pleasures – Elizabeth Hoyt
The Bride Ransom – Tracey Jane Jackson (Time Travel)
When Beauty Tamed the Beast – Eloisa James
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady – Sabrina Jeffries
Society’s Most Disreputable Gentleman – Julia Justiss
Restless Heart – Emma Lang
The Oracle of Stamboul – Michael David Lukas (Historical Fiction)
Tainted by Temptation – Katy Madison
Once Upon a Scandal – Delilah Marvelle
Unveiled – Courtney Milan
Moon Burning – Lucy Monroe (Paranormal)
The Winter Ghosts – Kate Mosse (Historical Fiction)
Blood of the Rose – Kate Pearce (Paranormal)
The Countess – Lynsay Sands
Highland Master – Amanda Scott
A Thoroughly Compromised Lady – Bronwyn Scott
The Orchid Affair – Lauren Willig (Historical Fiction)
Pale Rose of England – Sandra Worth (Historical Fiction)
An Invitation to Sin – Jo Beverley, Sally Mackenzie, Vanessa Kelly, Kaitlin O’Riley

Contemporary

Here to Stay – Catherine Anderson
Haunting Jasmine – Anjali Banerjee (Women’s Fiction)
Allegro – Adora Bennett
Wild Man Creek – Robyn Carr
Prayers and Lies – Sherri Wood Emmons (Women’s Fiction)
Dreaming in English – Laura Fitzgerald (Women’s Fiction)
Heat of the Moment – Karen Foley
Everyone Loves a Hero – Marie Force
His, Unexpectedly – Susan Fox
At Hidden Falls – Barbara Freethy
Sweet Little Lies – Michele Grant
The Davis Years – Nicole Green
Fall in Love Like a Romance Writer – Amelia Grey **
These Things Hidden – Heather Gudenkauf (Women’s Fiction)
Restless Heart – Wynonna Judd
Every Little Thing – Pamela Klaffke (Women’s Fiction)
Stitch Me Deadly – Amanda Lee (Cozy Mystery)
Angel’s Rest – Emily March
Icebreaker – Deirdre Martin
Somebody Pick Up My Pieces – J.D. Mason (Women’s Fiction)
The Secret Lives of Dresses – Erin McKean (Women’s Fiction)
Evenfall – Liz Michalski (Women’s Fiction)
Believe in Me – Laura Moore
Hidden – Tomas Mournian (Women’s Fiction)
The Wild Card – Rhonda Nelson
Heartwood – Belva Plain (Women’s Fiction)
Born Under a Lucky Moon – Dana Precious (Women’s Fiction)
Finding Home – Melanie Rose (Women’s Fiction)
Animal Magnetism – Jill Shalvis
Turn Up the Heat – Isabel Sharpe
Take My Breath Away… – Cara Summers
The Choir Director – Carl Weber (Women’s Fiction)
Breaking the Rules – Tawny Weber
Marrying Daisy Bellamy – Susan Wiggs
Not Another Blind Date… – Janelle Dennison, Leslie Kelly, Jo Leigh

YA/Teen

Drought – Pam Bachorz (Fantasy)
You Killed Wesley Payne – Sean Beaudoin
Secrets and Shadows – Shannon Delany (Paranormal)
The Meltdown – L. Divine
Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance – Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin
Trapped – Michael Northrop
The Demon Trapper’s Daughter – Jana Oliver (Paranormal)
Delirium – Lauren Oliver (Futuristic)
Angel – James Patterson (Paranormal)

Romantic Suspense

Merciless – Mary Burton
Deadly Heat – Cynthia Eden
Loose Ends – Tara Janzen
Against the Fire – Kat Martin
Deadly Games – Cate Noble
Burning Darkness – Jaime Rush (Paranormal)
Blood Stains – Sharon Sala
Midnight Caller – Leslie Tentler

Paranormal

Vampire Sheikh – Nina Bruhns
Dragon Warrior – Janet Chapman
The Werewolf Upstairs – Ashlyn Chase
Raziel – Kristina Douglas
Darkness Dawns – Dianne Duvall
Halfway Hexed – Kimberly Frost
Visions of Magic – Regan Hastings
Bonded by Blood – Laurie London
Siren’s Surrender – Devyn Quinn
Taken – Lilith Saintcrow
Night Betrayed – Joss Ware
Absolutely, Positively – Heather Webber
Captive Heart – Anna Windsor
On the Hunt – Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen, Deidre Knight

Urban Fantasy

Midnight Riot – Ben Aaronovitch
Unseen – Rachel Caine
Storm of Reckoning – Doranna Durgin
Blood Wyne – Yasmine Galenorn
Pack of Lies – Laura Anne Gilman
First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones
Play Dead – John Levitt
Shadowfever – Karen Marie Moning
Blaze of Glory – Sheryl Nantus
Death’s Sweet Embrace – Tracey O’Hara
A Brush of Darkness – Allison Pang
Nightshade – Michelle Rowen
Archangel’s Consort – Nalini Singh

Erotica/Erotic Romance

The Perfect Play – Jaci Burton
Exposed – Naomi Chase
Lust – Charlotte Featherstone (Historical/Paranormal)
Sinful Harvest – Anitra Lynn McLeod (Fantasy)
Simply Forbidden – Kate Pearce (Historical)
Captive – Christina Phillips (Historical)
Mists of Velvet – Sophie Renwick (Paranormal)
Dangerous Pleasures – Fiona Zedde



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52 comments:

  1. I have read the following and recommend them all.

    The Perfect Mistress – Victoria Alexander

    After Dark with a Scoundrel – Alexandra Hawkins*this series just keeps getting better and better

    When Beauty Tamed the Beast – Eloisa James

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady – Sabrina Jeffries*my favorite of the series so far

    Once Upon a Scandal – Delilah Marvelle

    The Countess – Lynsay Sands*always love her work

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  2. Andrea

    So many fantastic books again as yet I haven't read any of them but I am sure I am going to blow the book budget again this month LOL.

    I will glady send you some of our heat it has been really hot here in NSW for the past week I am looking forward to winter LOL

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  3. I read historicals. The books I am looking forward to reading are:

    The Seduction of His Wife – Tiffany Clare

    Scandal of the Year – Laura Lee Guhrke*in my TBR pile but have not got to it yet

    Unveiled – Courtney Milan

    Highland Master – Amanda Scott

    I would really like to know if anyone has read these and if they would recommend them.

    Thanks.

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  4. I am reading the Perfect Mistress right now and loving it. Already read When Beauty Tamed the Beast. How to Woo a Reluctant Lady is next in line and then After Dark with a Scoundrel. Everything else I will have to get.

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  5. Haven't read any February titles YET. But I got:

    Society’s Most Disreputable Gentleman – Julia Justiss ,

    When Beauty Tamed the Beast – Eloisa James,

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady – Sabrina Jeffries

    ... on top of my wishlist. They are all historicals and what I'm most looking forward to.

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  6. What a great lineup for February!

    Right now, I'm in the midst of Scandal of the Year by LLG and loving it so far! (I wanted to be sure to finish it up before Laura visits later this month.) Next up is Eloisa's When Beauty Tamed the Beast. There are also books on my TBR list I want to tackle before the March releases come out.

    I swear, I need a year off from life to finish all the books I want to read! lol.

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  7. Good morning, June!

    I couldn't agree with you more about Alexandra Hawkins's series. Her latest, ADWAS, is terrific and you're right--the series gets better and better!

    In response to your other post, I have both LLG books in my TBR pile, but have not had a chance to read them yet. Gannon reviewed Tiffany Clare's TSOHW and gave it 5 stars, so she definitely recommends it. And I've heard great buzz about Courtney Milan's latest.

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  8. Hey, Helen!

    Oh, we will GLADLY take some of your heat! Honestly, this is the worst winter this country has had in a very long time.

    Speaking of weather, I hope you aren't in the path of any flooding or the cyclone. The news reports and pictures are almost unbelievable. Stay safe!

    I hope you're able to get and read tons of books!

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  9. Dianna, I knew you'd have Victoria Alexander's latest as you're a huge fan! Is it good? I have it, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

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  10. Kirsten, aren't the covers of Eloisa James's and Sabrina Jeffries's gorgeous?? And I'm pretty sure the stories inside are just as good. :)

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  11. Oh, Lisa, I'm so glad to hear that you're loving LLG's latest! I can't wait to have a little time to read both books back-to-back. I'm hoping that will be soon.

    I swear, I need a year off from life to finish all the books I want to read! lol.

    Exactly!!!

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  12. Loved Elizabeth Hoyt's "Notorous Pleasures" (already looking forward to rereading it again). I'm currently reading the anthology "An Invitation to Sin" (loved Sally Mackenzie's A Naked Prince in which I read first).

    Other Feb releases that I'm planning or thinking about trying to fit in the tbr pile:
    -The Perfect Mistress – Victoria Alexander
    -To Tempt a Rake – Cara Elliott
    -After Dark with a Scoundrel – Alexandra Hawkins
    -When Beauty Tamed the Beast – Eloisa James
    -How to Woo a Reluctant Lady – Sabrina Jeffries
    -The Countess – Lynsay Sands

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  13. Okay, I know I say this every month but I'm *never* going to find enough time to read all the books I want to!

    What I've read so far:

    When Beauty Tamed the Beast - Eloisa James

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady - Sabrina Jeffries

    Icebreaker - Deirdre Martin

    Wanting to read:

    The Perfect Mistress – Victoria Alexander

    The Seduction of His Wife – Tiffany Clare

    Scandal of the Year – Laura Lee Guhrke

    Notorious Pleasures – Elizabeth Hoyt

    Unveiled – Courtney Milan

    Moon Burning – Lucy Monroe (Paranormal)

    Wild Man Creek – Robyn Carr

    Everyone Loves a Hero – Marie Force

    At Hidden Falls – Barbara Freethy

    Angel’s Rest – Emily March

    Animal Magnetism – Jill Shalvis

    Breaking the Rules – Tawny Weber

    Dragon Warrior – Janet Chapman

    Night Betrayed – Joss Ware

    It's supposed to be a cold, rainy weekend and I don't have to work. May be time for a reading marathon! :)

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  14. gamistress66 said: Loved Elizabeth Hoyt's "Notorous Pleasures" (already looking forward to rereading it again).

    This is the book I'm going to read next after the review book I'm reading. Sooooo looking forward to it!!

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  15. Loved Elizabeth Hoyt's "Notorous Pleasures" (already looking forward to rereading it again).

    gamistress, glad to hear you enjoyed Notorious Pleasures. I picked it up last weekend and can't wait to get started!

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  16. LOL! I hear you, PJ! Here's hoping you get to read a bunch this weekend. *g*

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  17. I've already read six on your list, all of which I really enjoyed:

    Scandal of the Year – Laura Lee Guhrke
    When Beauty Tamed the Beast – Eloisa James
    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady – Sabrina Jeffries
    Unveiled – Courtney Milan
    Wild Man Creek – Robyn Carr
    Marrying Daisy Bellamy – Susan Wiggs

    I'm reading Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt today.

    Another seven are on my TBR shelf or my TBB list:

    The Seduction of His Wife – Tiffany Clare (I read an earlier version of this one.)
    To Tempt a Rake – Cara Elliott
    Society’s Most Disreputable Gentleman– Julia Justiss
    At Hidden Falls– Barbara Freethy
    Angel’s Rest – Emily March
    The Orchid Affair – Lauren Willig (Historical Fiction)
    An Invitation to Sin – Jo Beverley, Sally Mackenzie, Vanessa Kelly, Kaitlin O’Riley

    Then there are SuperRomances by Sarah Mayberry, Molly O'Keefe, and Mary Brady and a Desire by Elizabeth Bevarly that I'm looking forward to reading.

    Every month is a great reading month for romance readers, isn't it?

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  18. And is it just me, or is Jaci Burton's THE PERFECT PLAY the best cover ever?!?!

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  19. Janga said: Every month is a great reading month for romance readers, isn't it?

    It really is, Janga. There's something for everyone. Please let me know what you think of Hoyt's latest!

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  20. And is it just me, or is Jaci Burton's THE PERFECT PLAY the best cover ever?!?!

    Nope, not just you, Andrea. I've been drooling over it for awhile now. ;-)

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  21. LOL! That's exactly why I included it, PJ. ;-)

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  22. Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to read any if these books yet, but I am looking forward to Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt and Laura Lee Guhrke's two latest books.

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  23. I haven't had much time for reading because of exams but in a few days I will be as free as a bird to devour all the books I want (especially the historicals).

    I want that Jaci Burton book just for the cover alone. lol I wonder what my mom will say when she sees it hehe

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  24. To Tempt A Rake by Cara Elliott.
    I have read the first two books in this series. Loved them!

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  25. Hey, Trish! I know that you're looking forward to those and I hope you'll get the chance to read them soon. Maybe during Spring Break?

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  26. Antonia said: I want that Jaci Burton book just for the cover alone. lol I wonder what my mom will say when she sees it hehe

    I know, Antonia! I wonder what my husband will say when he sees it!! 'Cause you know I'm getting it. ;-)

    Good luck on those exams!

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  27. Good morning, runner10! Buffie really enjoyed Cara Elliott's book and since our taste in books in similar, I'm sure I'll enjoy it, too.

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  28. This is on my wishlist.
    "When Beauty Tamed The Beast" by Eloisa James
    "Heartwood" by Belva Plain
    There looks to be some great titles though so I may have to check the blurbs out.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

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  29. There are lots of good ones on this list, especially in Historica. I want to read the new releases by Hoyt, James, Jeffries and Sands, among others.

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  30. It seems like every month there are more and more books that are creating a TBR mountain in my closet! :) There are a couple I'm looking forward to reading.

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  31. Out of that list i have bought but not read Nalini singh's Archangel's Consort and i'd like to buy and read Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis and Perfect Play by Jaci Burton!

    Awesome list!

    Lisa B
    modokker at yahoo dot com

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  32. Andrea & Pj -- be warned, I picked it up w/ intent to read for a little before bed (about an hour). well, bed didn't happen till the wee (or early depending on point of view) hours after the book was finished. Just got sucked in and couldn't put it down. Enjoy it!

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  33. I hope you get to read them soon, Pamela!

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  34. I hear you, LSUReader. Lots of great historicals this month!

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  35. Deb said: It seems like every month there are more and more books that are creating a TBR mountain in my closet! :)

    Isn't that the truth, Deb?!?! Mine is severely out of control. Just the way I like it. ;-)

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  36. Modokker, Jill's and Jaci's are on my personal list, too!

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  37. gamistress66 said: Andrea & Pj -- be warned, I picked it up w/ intent to read for a little before bed (about an hour). well, bed didn't happen till the wee (or early depending on point of view) hours after the book was finished. Just got sucked in and couldn't put it down. Enjoy it!

    SQUEEEEEEE!! So glad to hear it's great, gamistress!

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  38. Oh my gosh, so many books! On the top of my list! Jaci Burton, Jill Shalvis, Elizabeth Hoyt, Alexandra Hawkins, Ashlyn Chase, Tara Janzen, Kat Martin, and Marie Force, did I forget anyone! LOL! Great list! Just wish I had more time and money!

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  39. My list is a litle long:

    The Perfect Mistress – Victoria Alexander

    The Seduction of His Wife – Tiffany Clare

    Scandal of the Year – Laura Lee Guhrke

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady – Sabrina Jeffries

    The Countess – Lynsay Sands

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior - Kresley Cole

    First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones

    Bonded by Blood – Laurie London

    Raziel – Kristina Douglas

    Darkness Dawns – Dianne Duvall

    There are still a few more that I am dying to read I just felt like I was taking up too much space.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

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  40. Wow! I've only read a couple of this month's books. Soooo many more to go. LOL

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  41. This is one of those months where the TBR list grows by infinite proportions! I've read Once Upon A Scandal, Unveiled, Shadowfever and Scandal of the Year. Liked them all a lot, but LOVED Unveiled. Can't wait for more from Milan!

    I'm lookin forward to so many on this list, but particularly Eloisa James' and Alexandra Hawkins' new releases. Jeffries' new release is waiting for me to pick up at the library on Monday! Yea!

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  42. too many good books and so many that i haven't read :)

    i'm looking forward to read ;

    Evenfall – Liz Michalski
    Drought – Pam Bachorz
    Delirium – Lauren Oliver
    Burning Darkness – Jaime Rush
    Siren’s Surrender – Devyn Quinn
    First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones
    Captive – Christina Phillips

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  43. Great line up, love your list every month.
    I read the Deborah Hale, Delilah Marvelle, And Courtney Milan, all very fine reads!

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  44. I'm really looking forward to checking out some of the books on this list. Now I just have to find the time to read everything!

    I'm so glad to see that you mentioned "Born Under a Lucky Moon" by Dana Precious, an author that I am working with. It’s a really cute and fun read about a dysfunctional yet loving family from Michigan, and a story that spans from the Great Lakes to Hollywood and back. It’s a touching story and is based on some real life events of the author that include a surprise wedding and, sadly, a murder.

    You can read sample chapters and the prologue at http://www.bornunderaluckymoon.com before its released on February 8th. I hope you all enjoy!

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  45. Read:
    - "Unveiled" by Courtney Milan (loved it and can't wait for the sequels)
    - "Everyone Loves a Hero" by Marie Force (loved Cole but not so enamored of Olivia - lots of drama).

    And lots and lots of books I want to read, of course. :)

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  46. Ah, "The Perfect Play" with Jed Hill on the cover.... *sigh*

    And Paul Marron on "How to Woo a Reluctant Lady" and "Society's Most Disreputable Gentleman"... *drool*

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  47. Once again, more books than I could possibly read. There are several from this batch on my wish list already.

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  48. As usual way too many I want. I did download Shadowfever a few nights ago as I couldn't wait to see how it all ended. Was good and made sense to me. Without retyping most of this list, ones I need to get asap:

    First, Nalini Singh, hoping to get this weekend. Also must get asap, the Kresley Cole, Rachel Caine and Kimberly Frost (this is a real fun witch series). Next, Elizabeth Hoyt, Eloisa James, Sabrina Jeffries, Victoria Alexander, Cynthia Eden, Lysnsay Sands,C ourtney Milan, Lauren Willig. After that just about all the rest of the historicals, paranormals and UF.

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  49. Wow, many of your lists are the same as mine:) I hope you all are able to find the time to read them all! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

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  50. Andrea said...
    Dianna, I knew you'd have Victoria Alexander's latest as you're a huge fan! Is it good? I have it, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    Yes Andrea, it is an excellent story but as you are aware I am a huge fan, I think if she wrote a grocery list it would be good.

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  51. @ Dianna -- LOL! I totally agree!

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  52. i am looking forward to quite a few books that are coming out this month. Picked up This side of the Grave by Jeanine Frost and finshed today and it was great. Best book of the group so far. Picked up the Julia London book A light at winters end. have not had a chance to start that yet. also picked up the new Kat martin books. read the first one Against the Wind and loved it. I will now be starting Against the Fire. Looks good. Perfect Mistress by victoria alexander was good. first time reading her books and will get more. good writer. How to Woo a reluctant lady by sabrina jeffries was great. the rest of the series was also good.

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