Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for April! 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 Sweetest Thing
by Jill Shalvis

Two Men Are One Too Many...

Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly-renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.

But sexy Ford Walker has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can’t control—especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she’s lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.

(Grand Central)


Lover Unleashed
by J.R. Ward

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?



Taken by the Prince
by Christina Dodd

Only Victoria knows that Saber Lawrence is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. But when Saber kidnaps Victoria to ensure her silence and vanquish her reserve, he finds that the proper English governess is not so easily seduced, unless Saber's willing to surrender something of his own-his heart.



My One and Only
by Kristan Higgins

Just when she thought she had life and love all figured out, divorce attorney Harper James can’t catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister’s destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she’s being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her boyfriend back home is not likely to be sympathetic.



Shiver of Fear
by Roxanne St. Claire

The legacy that haunts her . . . The mystery she must solve . . . A man who threatens to reveal her secrets . . . and break her heart.

Burned by a failed marriage, former FBI agent Marc Rossi wants back in the investigation game with no emotional strings attached. Taking an assignment for his enterprising Angelino cousins, he heads to Northern Ireland to pry a key piece of evidence from a missing socialite-any way he can. But when the ice queen turns out to be warm, beautiful, and on a secret mission of her own, the job becomes a passionate reminder of what happens when duty and desire mix.



Hummingbird Lake
by Emily March

Shattered after her experiences in war-torn Africa, pediatric surgeon Sage Anderson gives up medicine and moves to Eternity Springs. There she finds a place to call home, but even her newfound success as a gifted artist isn't enough to keep her nightmares at bay. Colt Rafferty is about to change all that.

Eternity Springs is a refusge for Colt, a place to ground himself when the stress of investigating tragedies takes its toll. He has come here for a little R&R, but instead of relaxing, he finds himself fascinated by the mysterious redhead whose secrets beg to be discovered--a beauty running from her past, a heartsick woman in desperate need of the sweet sanctuary of a devoted man's embrace. And he is just the man to show her the true path to peace--by offering her the healing pwer of love.



The Vampire Voss
by Colleen Gleason

Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member of the Dracule—a cabal of powerful, secretive noblemen marked with a talisman that reveals their bartered souls—the mercenary Voss has remained carefully neutral…until Angelica.

Angelica Woodmore possesses the Sight, an ability invaluable to both sides of a looming war among the Dracule. Her very scent envelops Voss in a scarlet fog of hunger—for her body and her blood. But he is utterly unprepared for the new desire that overcomes him—to protect her.

Now Voss must battle his very nature to be with Angelica…but this vampire never backs down from a fight.



It Happened One Season
by Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh,
Jacquie D'Alessandro & Candice Hern

We asked our readers what story they would most like to see from four bestselling authors. They responded . . .

A handsome hero returns from war, battle-scarred and world-weary. But family duty calls and he must find a bride.

A young lady facing yet another season without a suitor never expects to find herself the object of his affections.

It Happened One Season

Four amazing talents

Stephanie Laurens
Mary Balogh
Jacquie D'Alessandro
Candice Hern

have come together to create one of the most unforgettable events of the year. The results are spectacular—each story is as unique as a lover's first kiss.



The Chase
by Erin McCarthy

Kendall Holbrook is determined to make it to the top, even with the challenge of being a woman on the male-dominated racing circuit. She doesn’t have time for romance- especially not with racing rival Evan Monroe, the man who nearly crushed her dreams years ago. Forced into meeting up with him, Kendall is experiencing all those old feelings again- and she can’t deny that they still have more than enough chemistry to set fire to the track.

After getting dropped by his biggest sponsor, Evan is watching his racing season go up in flames. Now, the only replacement available is completely humiliating: a co-sponsorship for his-and-her deodorant with Kendall Holbrook- the girl who once broke his heart. Acting like Kendall doesn’t still get him all hot and bothered is bad enough, but the biggest challenge awaits him on the track- where Evan has to decide if a second chance at love is more important than making it to the finish line...



Never a Gentleman
by Eileen Dreyer


Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms. Painfully plain, she is a soldier's daughter who has spent her life being useful, not learning the treacherous ways of the ton. She may have been caught in a scandal with society's favorite rogue, but how can she marry him when it means losing herself?


Diccan Hilliard doesn't know which of his enemies drugged him and dumped him in Grace's bed, but he does know the outcome. He and Grace must marry. To his surprise, a wild, heady passion flares between them. Yet Diccan is trapped in a deadly game of intrigue Grace knows nothing about. Will his lies destroy Grace just as he realizes how desperately he needs her? And how can he hope for a future with her, when an old enemy has set his murderous sights on them both?

(Grand Central)


  1. That's made a dent in my book budget. What a way to go though!!

  2. Soo many good books again I am way behind in my reading I really need to get caught up LOL

    Have Fun

  3. It Happened One Season and Lover Unleashed, I have been waiting for these two forever.

  4. After reading Emily March's Angel's Rest, I can't wait to get my hands on Hummingbird Lake!

    I've read ARCs of Taken by the Prince and Shiver of Fear and they are both fabulous! I'll have reviews of both books up soon.

  5. Marybelle, for good books I'll happily dent my budget! *g*

  6. Me too, Helen. I need about a month on a tropical beach to catch up. There are so many wonderful books and just not enough time!

  7. Dianna, I'm looking forward to It Happened One Season too. Four of my favorite authors in one wonderful book. How can I resist?

  8. LOL, marybelle!! So true.

    You and me both, Helen. I need a month of *just* reading to catch up! Lol

    Dianna, I am especially looking forward to It Happened One Season. I loved the first one!

  9. Never a Gentleman looks good. another one to add to the list ;)

  10. I’ve already read Kristan Higgins’s My One and Only and Susan Mallery’s Already Home, both of which I enjoyed. Like PJ, I thought Emily March’s Angel’s Rest was wonderful, and I’m eager to read Hummingbird Lake. And I’m another who is excited about the release of It Happened One Season. Anything new by Mary Balogh is reason to rejoice, and I have sorely missed Candice Hern’s stories. Christina Dodd, Eileen Dreyer, and Roxanne St. Claire are autobuy authors for me, as are Susan Wiggs, whose The Goodbye Quilt will be released March 29, and Beth Pattillo, whose The Dashwood Sisters Tell All will be released April 1. Jodi Thomas’s Texas Blue (April 5) is another one for which I have high expectations, and I can’t wait to read Amanda Quick’s Quicksilver and Luanne Rice’s The Silver Boat, both mid-month releases. April is going to be another great reading month!

  11. Great list of books. I have to admit, the Erin McCarthy cover caught my eye immediately, shallow creature that I am. :P

    The Kristan Higgins and Eileen Dreyer look very interesting too.

    As for me, I am definitely looking forward to the new NR hardcover, Chasing Fire on April 12, and the new Sarah MacLean and Maya Rodale out on April 26, though I'm thinking they'll technically be considered May releases.

  12. Like PJ I am looking forward to Emily March's second book....also the Eileen Dryer as I also really enjoyed her first book. I am also a fan of Jodi Thomas. My Kindle will be bursting at the seams!

  13. It Happened One Season, Hummingbird Lake, and Never A Gentleman look interesting!

  14. My kind of novel! Can't wait to read it!

  15. About time Never a Gentleman came out!!

  16. I can't wait for JR Ward's book :D The BDB is so addictive.

  17. So many great books! I'm looking forward to the books by Jill Shalvis and Kristan Higgins.

  18. The cover for Never a Gentleman is gorgeous, isn't it, gamistress66?

    Janga, I am SO looking forward to Kristan's latest. She always delivers!

  19. Lisa said: I have to admit, the Erin McCarthy cover caught my eye immediately, shallow creature that I am. :P

    LOL, Lisa! It certainly is catchy. And the story is good, too!

  20. LOL, Connie! I haven't taken the plunge with an e-reader. Do you like yours?

    I hope you enjoy them, Dtchycat!

  21. LOL @ MsHellion!

    Antonia, I haven't read JR Ward yet, but have heard others call them addictive!

    I knew you would be looking forward to those, Trisha!

  22. Lots of lovely books....again. PJ, we really need to check into that desert island so we can catch up on our reading. LOL

  23. Can't wait to read "Taken by the Prince" by Christina Dodd and "The Chase" by Erin McCarthy although the other books are on my TBB list as well. What a month!