Thursday, May 12, 2011

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for June! Can you believe it?! And once again there a lot of good books coming out! 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?

Just Like Heaven
By Julia Quinn

Honoria Smythe-Smith is:

A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child
C) not in love with her older brother's best friend
D) all of the above

Marcus Holroyd is:

A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) not in love with his best friend's younger sister
D) all of the above

Together they:

A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love

It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is...

D) all of the above



Kiss of Snow
By Nalini Singh

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules-and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight...

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.



Scandal in Scotland
By Karen Hawkins


Despite fame and countless admirers, actress Marcail Beauchamp has never forgotten William Hurst, the audacious seafarer she once loved...and lost. Now, forced by a mysterious blackmailer who threatens her family, she must steal an ancient onyx box from the one man she's vowed never to see again.


To save his brother from a ruthless abductor, William must deliver the artifact as ransom. He's stunned when Marcail, more lovely than ever, suddenly appears on his ship. But when she drugs him and steals the box, his fury knows no bounds.


William pursues Marcail, but too late: she has already delivered the box. The estranged lovers realize they must work together—both to regain the artifact that could mean life or death to his family and to destroy the mysterious blackmailer's power over her family. Thus begins a high-stakes quest through the reaches of Scotland, a quest that stirs up long-forgotten memories and an unquenchable passion...



Baby, Drive South
By Stephanie Bond

The hardheaded Armstrong brothers are determined to rebuild their tornado-ravaged hometown in the Georgia mountains. They've got the means, they've got the manpower...what they need are women! So they place an ad in a northern newspaper and wait for the ladies to answer their call...

Porter, the youngest Armstrong, is all for importing women. Still, he's so blown away by the sheer numbers, he falls off the water tower. Luckily there's a doctor among the newcomers—sweet and sexy Dr. Nikki Salinger.

And Porter has every intention of checking out her bedside manner...



Forgotten Sea
By Virginia Kantra

A lost soul...
Fallen angel Lara Rho is eager to prove herself as a Seeker--one called to rescue other children of air before they are hunted down by the children of fire. Drawn to rootless, restless sailor Justin Miller, she is determined to save him. But Justin is no angel...

A lost life...

Charming drifter Justin is reluctant to get tangled up in port with conscientious Lara. A child of the sea, Justin remembers nothing of his life before the day he was plucked from a shipwreck seven years ago. But one impulsive act lands him literally on the side of the angels and on the run for his life. Lara and Justin must work together to uncover his identity--before what they don't know kills them both.

A passionate journey of discovery...

Pursued by Lara's colleagues and hunted by demons, the two set out on a journey into their darkest fears and deepest desires. Together they have powers neither imagined. But when Justin discovers his merfolk past, will he turn his back on his true nature...or his newfound love?



Lord Langley is Back in Town
By Elizabeth Boyle

Lord Langley and Minerva, Lady Standon, began their faux engagement with three simple rules set down by the baron's all-too-proper (and utterly unlikely) bride-to-be.

1. No more kissing. The intoxicating kiss Langley stole from her lips still has Minerva aflutter.

2. She will not share his bed. (For if his kiss is that tempting, Minerva doesn't dare imagine what a night in Langley's embrace will do to her already addled senses.)

3. No scandals during their engagement. With the infamous Langley back in Town, there is no lack of trouble he can bring to Minerva's unblemished reputation.

Oh, the wily Lord Langley will keep his word—but that doesn't mean he won't use every rakish trick he knows to get Minerva to break her own proper rules, especially once he realizes that this convenient arrangement has led him to the only woman he's ever loved...



Vampire in Atlantis
By Alyssa Day

A vampire’s oath, a maiden’s quest...

Daniel, vampire and ally of the Warriors of Poseidon, has fought on the side of humanity—even against his fellow creatures of the night—for more than 11,000 years. But the crushing weight of futility and the reality of always being starkly, utterly alone has forced him to finally give into despair. He took the first step into the sunlight that would destroy him—and instead walked into Atlantis.

And the blackest of magic that could consume them both...

Eleven thousand years ago, Serai was one of a group who agreed to be placed into magical stasis to ensure the future of the Atlantean race. When a dark sorceress steals the gemstone that protects her sleeping sisters, she awakens to a vastly changed world—and the one man she could never, ever forget. And with an ancient evil tracking their every step, the long-lost lovers must battle both the darkest of magic and the treacheries of their own hearts.

(Berkley Sensation)


The Secret Desires of a Governess
By Tiffany Clare


From the moment Abby meets her new employer—the mysterious, brooding Earl of Brendall—she is appalled by his brutish manner...and even moreso by her own attraction to him. Has she lost her senses? As a governess, Abby has no choice but to play by the rules. But as a woman, she cannot deny the fiery sensations he ignites—or the fantasies he inspires...


From the moment Elliott lays eyes on his new young governess, he knows he’s in trouble. Abby is intelligent, defiant, and utterly captivating, though Elliott must do his very best to resist her. But as the two grow closer, the passion burns hotter. Soon, the only thing that can destroy their love is the darkest secret of his past—and the secret desires of a governess...

(St. Martin's Press)


Shadow Walker
By Allyson James

Winter descends on the town of Magellan, and new evil comes to call.

Racing her motorcycle down a lonely winter highway, Stormwalker Janet Begay feels the ground collapse beneath her feet. After tumbling two hundred feet into an underground cavern, she manages to escape with help from her sexy dragon-shifter boyfriend, Mick—but not before they disturb dark forces.

As Janet contends with a hotel inspector intent on putting her out of business, and her grandmother, who’s taken up residence, Mick’s behavior becomes strange and erratic, until he is a clear danger to Janet and her friends. Janet's drag-queen, attitude-ridden magic mirror insists that Mick has been "touched by shadows," and Janet realizes that someone is out to enslave her dragon. Now she must free Mick before he kills her...



Guarding a Notorious Lady
By Olivia Parker

A woman of pristine breeding, Lady Rosalind Devine is also an unrepentant meddler and snoop— which is why her brother refuses to leave her to her own devices while on his wedding trip. But Rosalind will not make things easy for any unseen, unwanted “nursemaid”—and vows to use her considerable wiles to expose her mystery guardian.

Nicholas Kincaid, the Marquess of Winterbourne, agreed to secretly guard his friend’s spoiled, stubborn sister, though her infuriating penchant for mischief is causing him to question his decision. Though bound by the rules of society—and friendship— Rosalind’s spirit and sensuality have sparked a fierce desire in Nicholas to play a very different role in her life, one that entails passion, ecstasy...and unavoidable scandal.



  1. I'm definitely looking forward to Tiffany's new book and of course Julia Quinn's "Just Like Heaven."

  2. More and more great books every month! I've been lucky enough to have read ARCs of the following:

    Karen Hawkins scores another winner with Scandal in Scotland.

    I've always loved gothics and Tiffany Clare's The Secret Desires of a Governess is a delicious one - my favorite of her books so far.

    Every one of Virginia Kantra's Children of the Sea books has a place of honor on my keeper shelf and Forgotten Sea will soon be joining them there. I just can't get enough of this series!

  3. I have Kiss of Snow,Forgotten Sea and The Secret Desires of a Governess on my list. I had the honor of reading an ARC of Scandal in Scotland and I loved it!
    I'm undecided on the Julia Quinn book because I haven't read any of the books whre the Smythe-Smith's were first introduced.

  4. I am definitely looking forward to the new JQ. I know many longtime fans have been waiting for books for the Smythe-Smith girls.

    I liked Olivia Parker's To Wed a Wicked Earl, so I can't wait to see what she has in store for Rosalind.

    I have never read Stephanie Bond but the premise of Baby Drive South is very intriguing.

    I read Tiffany's debut Surrender of a Siren, so may have to check out Secret Desires. :)

  5. Lots of great books! I'm looking forward to Julia Quinn's! :)

  6. JUST LIKE HEAVEN!!!! Finally! Is the top on my list! Then I want to read The Secret Desires of a Governess and the Lord Langley one.

  7. Jane, I'll be reading Tiffany's to review after the review book I'm currently reading. I can't wait!

  8. PJ, now I REALLY can't wait to read it!!!

  9. Maria, you MUST read JQ's Bridgerton series! It's unforgettable!

  10. Yes, Dtchycat! It's at the top of my list, too!

  11. Lisa, as usual, your list looks like mine! *g* I am certainly looking forward to those Smythe-Smith girls!

  12. A new Julia Quinn book is cause for celebration. I can't wait for Just Like Heaven. Lots of other good ones here, too. And I'm still working my way through the great April and May releases!

  13. The books by Quinn, Hawkins, Kantra, Boyle, and Clare are all on my TBB list. I'm also really looking forward to two additional June releases: Susan Sey's Money Shot and Erica Bauermeister's Joy for Beginners.

  14. Totally forgot to add that the new Elizabeth Boyle is on the list too. LOVED Mad About the Duke, so absolutely must check out Lord Langley is Back in Town.

  15. I'm looking forward to Julia Quinn,Tiffany Clare and Olivia Parker's books.

    Also, based on PJ's comment I'll also check out Karen Hawkins and Virginia Kantra.

    By the way, that Virginia Kantra book cover is to die foor. :D

  16. So many great books again I am so far behind on my reading (not that I haven't been reading great books though LOL) I still haven't put my order in for the May releases.
    I do love Julia Quinn and Elizabeth Boyles stories and I am soo looking forward to Nalini's new one whoo hoo

    Have Fun

  17. Woohoo, June is looking mighty good!! I so can't wait to read KISS OF SNOW. I will be starting it tonight and can't wait to spend the evening with Hawke *sigh*

  18. Way too many new great books coming out next month. Looking forward to Julia Quinn's, Karen Hawkins', Elizabeth Boyle's, and so many more.