Friday, May 6, 2011

New Releases for May

May is here and my flowers are in full bloom! Though I think spring went right by us because it already feels like summer here in the South...which means I’ve been spending my reading time indoors. And speaking of reading, it’s time for my list of New Releases! So far, I’ve read Follow My Lead by Kate Noble, and boy, was it terrific! If you haven’t read Kate’s books, you really need to change that. Her books are on my permanent keeper shelves. I'm currently reading Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean and loving it!! All the other books I want are going to break my wallet, but naturally, I’m okay with that. *g* My other “must haves” include: Midnight’s Wild Passion by Anna Campbell, When Tempting a Rogue by Kathryn Smith, Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer, A Tale of Two Lovers by Maya Rodale, and of course, Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie D’Alessandro.

Which May 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 random book I picked up from last year’s RWA conference in Orlando!

Until June, happy reading!




Historical

Rivals in the Tudor Court – D.L. Bogdan (Historical Fiction)
Midnight’s Wild Passion – Anna Campbell
Ripe for Pleasure – Isobel Carr
The Bride’s House – Sandra Dallas (Historical Fiction)
The Vampire Dimitri – Colleen Gleason (Paranormal) *
Untamed Highlander – Donna Grant (Paranormal)
Dangerous in Diamonds – Madeline Hunter
My Favorite Countess – Vanessa Kelly
Defiant – Kris Kennedy
Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage – Kieran Kramer
The Gamekeeper’s Lady – Ann Lethbridge *
Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart – Sarah MacLean
The Guardian – Margaret Mallory
How to Marry a Rake – Deb Marlowe *
Touch of a Thief – Mia Marlowe
Warrior of the Isles – Debbie Mazzuca (Paranormal)
Follow My Lead – Kate Noble
Nowhere Near Respectable – Mary Jo Putney
Quicksilver – Amanda Quick (Romantic Suspense, Paranormal) *
A Tale of Two Lovers – Maya Rodale
The Last Time I Saw Paris – Lynn Sheene (Historical Fiction)
Queen by Right – Anne Easter Smith (Historical Fiction)
When Tempting a Rogue – Kathryn Smith
One Whisper Away – Emma Wildes
Claimed by the Highland Warrior – Michelle Willingham *
Happily Ever After in the West – Debra Cowan, Lynna Banning, Judith Stacy

Contemporary

A Crowded Marriage – Catherine Alliott (Women’s Fiction)
Love Drunk Cowboy – Carolyn Brown
Suspicions – Sasha Campbell (Women’s Fiction)
I Take This Woman – Chamein Canton
The Midwife’s Confession – Diane Chamberlain (Women’s Fiction)
Summer at Seaside Cove – Jacquie D’Alessandro
SEALed Forever – Mary Margret Daughtridge
Honey Grave – Genell Dellin (Women’s Fiction)
Any Man of Mine – Rachel Gibson
Truth and Dare – Candace Havens
Inseparable – Brenda Jackson
The Violets of March – Sarah Jio (Women’s Fiction)
Breathless Descent – Lisa Renee Jones
The Moment – Douglas Kennedy (Women’s Fiction)
If You Were Here – Jen Lancaster (Women’s Fiction)
Going Cowboy Crazy – Katie Lane
A Turn in the Road – Debbie Macomber (Women’s Fiction)
Heartache Falls – Emily March
The Butterfly’s Daughter – Mary Alice Monroe (Women’s Fiction)
The Mermaid Garden – Santa Montefiore (Women’s Fiction)
Just Surrender… – Kathleen O’Reilly
Delicious Do-Over – Debbi Rawlins
Hotel No Tell – Daphne Uviller (Women’s Fiction)
Just for the Night – Tawny Weber
The Beach Trees – Karen White (Women’s Fiction)
High Stakes Seduction – Lori Wilde
Moonlight Cove – Sherryl Woods

YA/Teen

Bitter End – Jennifer Brown
Summer and the City – Candace Bushnell
The Goddess Test РAim̩e Carter (Fantasy) *
The Magnolia League – Katie Crouch (Paranormal)
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen
The Last Little Blue Envelope – Maureen Johnson
Bumped – Megan McCafferty (Futuristic)
Illusions – Aprilynne Pike (Paranormal)
Die for Me – Amy Plum (Paranormal)
Divergent – Veronica Roth (Paranormal)
I’ll Be There – Holly Goldberg Sloan
Shift – Jeri Smith-Ready (Paranormal)
The Break-Up Diaries – Ni-Ni Simone & Kelli London
Corsets & Clockwork – Multi-author anthology

Romantic Suspense

Hush – Cherry Adair
Five-Alarm Encounter – Karen Anders
Bear Claw Conspiracy – Jessica Andersen
Dead by Morning – Beverly Barton
Breaking Point – Pamela Clare
Sheriff’s Runaway Witness – Kathleen Creighton
Branded – B.J. Daniels
When You Dare – Lori Foster
The Man from Gossamer Ridge – Paula Graves
Baby Bootcamp – Mallory Kane
The Final Mission – Rachel Lee
Southern Comfort – Fern Michaels
Unforgettable – Cassie Miles
Seducing the Accomplice – Jennifer Morey
Deadly Intentions – Candice Poarch
Face of Danger – Roxanne St. Claire
Damaged – Debra Webb

Paranormal

Mercy Burns – Keri Arthur *
Enemy Games – Marcella Burnard
Awaken the Highland Warrior – Anita Clenney
Darkfire Kiss – Deborah Cooke
Chosen by Blood – Virna DePaul
Savage Nature – Christine Feehan
Warrior Betrayed – Addison Fox
Demon Hunting in Dixie – Lexi George
Ascension – Sable Grace
The Last Warrior – Susan Grant *
Wickedly Charming – Kristine Grayson
Dragon Bound – Thea Harrison
Forever Vampire – Michele Hauf *
The Legend of Michael – Lisa Renee Jones
Born of Shadows – Sherrilyn Kenyon
One Magic Moment – Lynn Kurland
Big Bad Beast – Shelly Laurenston
Graveminder – Melissa Marr
Jace – Sarah McCarty
Bound by Darkness – Alexis Morgan
Burning Skies – Caris Roane
The Lone Warrior – Denise Rossetti
Twilight Prophecy – Maggie Shayne *
Black Magic Woman – Christine Warren

Urban Fantasy

Dark Descendant – Jenna Black
Bite Club – Rachel Caine
Uncertain Allies – Mark Del Franco
Tangled Threads – Jennifer Estep
Always the Vampire – Nancy Haddock
Skeleton Crew – Cameron Haley *
The Beholder – Connie Hall
Dead Reckoning – Charlaine Harris
Hounded – Kevin Hearne
Ghost Stalker – Jenna Kernan
The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons – Katie MacAlister
Hard Bitten – Chloe Neill
The Restorer – Amanda Stevens *

Erotica/Erotic Romance

Hidden Embers – Tessa Adams (Paranormal)
Bastian – Elizabeth Amber (Historical, Paranormal)
Sweet Possession – Maya Banks (Romantic Suspense)
Blue Angel – Logan Belle
The Last Kiss – Red Garnier (Paranormal)
Past Midnight – Jasmine Haynes
The Ravishing of Lady May – Charlotte Lovejoy (Historical)
Blood Law – Karin Tabke (Paranormal)
The Pleasure Garden – Amanda McIntyre, Charlotte Featherstone, Kristi Astor
Three to Tango – Emma Holly, Lauren Dane, Megan Hart, Bethany Kane
With This Ring, I Thee Bed – Multi-author anthology


* April 19 release date

58 comments:

  1. Haven't got my books through the mail yet, it's slow as usual but I'm going to read:

    A Tale of Two Lovers by Maya Rodale & Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer.

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  2. That's a impressive list. All the historicals & many others are on my list. I have not read any yet.

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  3. I am starting Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart – Sarah MacLean and then the rest are below, May is definitely going to bust the budget.


    Midnight’s Wild Passion – Anna Campbell
    Untamed Highlander – Donna Grant (Paranormal)
    Dangerous in Diamonds – Madeline Hunter
    My Favorite Countess – Vanessa Kelly
    How to Marry a Rake – Deb Marlowe *
    Summer at Seaside Cove – Jacquie D’Alessandro
    Any Man of Mine – Rachel Gibson
    Just for the Night – Tawny Weber
    When You Dare – Lori Foster

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  4. So many great books out this month!!

    So far I have read SUMMER AT SEASIDE COVE by Jacquie D'Alessandro. Be sure to put this book on your list as it is FANTASTIC!

    I'm currently reading THE GUARDIAN by Margaret Mallory. I love Margaret Mallory's writing and this book (which is the beginning of a new series) is fabulous!

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  5. So many great books again I really need to win lotto and retire LOL.

    I am reading Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage at the moment and loving it I should be able to pick up Anna Campbell's Midnights Wild Passion tomorrow so that will be next Sarah MacLeans I am looking forward to as well and so many more

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  6. Gosh, there are LOTS of great looking books out this month aren't there? At the moment, I don't have plans to read any of them (not spent the money yet) but I am compiling a list. Looking forward to some great reading!

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  7. Hi, Kirsten! I wasn't able to find Maya's book on release day at my B&N (which seems to be typical), so I'll probably have to order it. It looks so good!

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  8. It is an impressive list, isn't it, marybelle?? It almost begs the question: will we ever have the time to read them all? LOL

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  9. Dianna, since I wrote this blog, I finished Sarah's newest and LOVED it!! Definitely one of my Top Picks for 2011. Enjoy!

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  10. Buffie, I hope to pick up Jacquie's today at B&N. I sure hope they have it!! If not, someone is going to get an ear full....

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  11. Helen, Anna's and Kieran's are next up for me to read when I get a chance to do more "pleasure" reading (versus review reading). So glad to hear you're enjoying it!

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  12. Jennifer, you will have a TON of great reading ahead! :)

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  13. Books I have already read are -
    Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart
    Follow My Lead
    Nowhere Near Respectable
    A Tale of Two Lovers
    Dangerous in Diamonds

    Books to read -
    Midnight’s Wild
    My Favorite Countess
    Defiant
    Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage The Guardian
    How to Marry a Rake
    Touch of a Thief
    When Tempting a Rogue
    One Whisper Away

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  14. Andrea,
    As always, we are in mind meld as far as books go! I am currently devouring Maya's A Tale of Two Lovers and next up is Sarah's Eleven Scandals.

    Also on my list is Leanna Renee Hieber's Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess, and JQ's Almost Like Heaven, though it comes out at the end of the month and I think it's technically a June release. I'm also very interested in the Kate Noble and Jacquie D'Alessandro books. Other than that, it's tacking my monstrous TBR pile!

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  15. As the pile grows ;)

    Read/recommend:
    Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart – Sarah MacLean

    Anticipating:
    Midnight’s Wild Passion – Anna Campbell
    My Favorite Countess – Vanessa Kelly
    Defiant – Kris Kennedy
    The Guardian – Margaret Mallory

    Not my usual but sounds interesting:
    Bastian – Elizabeth Amber (Historical, Paranormal)

    eeek, best stop looking at your list or my list is gonna get way too big ;)

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  16. Summer At Seaside Cove
    Sealed Forever
    Any Man Of Mine
    The Butterfly's Daughter
    The Beach Trees
    are on my TBB list for this month.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

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  17. Wow, Dtchycat, you've got a great start on the month! How did you like Follow My Lead? Wasn't it wonderful?

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  18. Oh, Lisa, you will LOVE Kate Noble's latest. I just know you would. I'll be picking up Jacquie's today and can't wait to read it! And yes, I am sooooo looking forward to JQ's upcoming!

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  19. gamistress66 said: As the pile grows ;)

    Love it! These are the books of our lives. ;-)

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  20. Great list, Pam! Looks as if you're a contemporary kind of gal. ;-)

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  21. Great list! I haven't had a chance to read any of the May releases yet but have Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart, Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage, Untamed Highlander, Defiant, Love Drunk Cowboy, Sealed Forever, Anyman of Mine, Heartache Falls, When You Dare, Darkfire Kiss, Chosen by Blood, Big Bad Beast, Black Magic Woman, Blood Law and Hard Bitten to Read....when I'll get to them = I have no clue...lol...though of course there are more books I want to buy:)

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  22. Andrea -- you can tell we never watched soaps during our time ;)

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  23. There are a bunch of good ones out this month so my list is long and at the top is Eleven Scandals and Breaking Point.

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  24. What a great list! I can't wait for: Maya Rodale, Vanessa Kelly, Sarah Maclean, Anna Campbell, Jacquie D’Alessandro, Kate Noble and I think I might be missing a couple lol. There are so many great authors who have books out this month.

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  25. I think May has more great romance/women's fiction new releases than the typical month.

    I've already read:
    Midnight’s Wild Passion – Anna Campbell
    Dangerous in Diamonds – Madeline Hunter
    My Favorite Countess – Vanessa Kelly
    Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart – Sarah MacLean
    Nowhere Near Respectable – Mary Jo Putney
    Quicksilver – Amanda Quick
    Any Man of Mine – Rachel Gibson
    A Turn in the Road – Debbie Macomber
    Heartache Falls – Emily March
    Moonlight Cove – Sherryl Woods

    I'm reading Defiant by Kris Kennedy now.

    On my TBR shelf are:
    Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage – Kieran Kramer
    Touch of a Thief – Mia Marlowe
    When Tempting a Rogue – Kathryn Smith
    Face of Danger – Roxanne St. Claire

    Still on the TBB list are:

    How to Marry a Rake – Deb Marlowe
    Follow My Lead – Kate Noble
    The Midwife’s Confession – Diane Chamberlain
    Summer at Seaside Cove – Jacquie D’Alessandro
    The Butterfly’s Daughter – Mary Alice Monroe
    The Beach Trees – Karen White
    What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

    And I can't miss Wendy Wax's Ten Beach Road or two new mystery releases: Kate Carlisle's Murder Under Cover and Miranda James's Classified as Murder.

    Now if I can find time to read another 14 books plus a half dozen ARCs for reviews and Maureen Batista's The Kraken's Mirror and a couple of other April pubs. But such a lovely problem to have.

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  26. I say this every month, but where will I find the time to read all of the books that I want?! ;-)

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  27. Andrea - I loved Follow My Lead - but I have to say my top picks so far are a toss up between Sarah Maclean's Eleven Scandals and Maya Rodale's A Tale of Two Lovers! I honestly didn't think Sarah's books could get any better, but this is definately my favorite out of the three scandal books - and there is plenty of scandal! As for Maya's book - again, another scandal based book - she makes Lady Whistledown seem tame! Both are keepers for sure!

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  28. I'm impatiently waiting for Breaking Point and Eleven Scandals! I think I have to call in sick for one or two days so I can read them uninterrupted when they finally arrive! lol But there are so many other great books, too. I think the May releases are spoiling us!

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  29. You have a lot of great reading ahead of you, Maria!

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  30. Maureen, I'm not a huge fan of romantic suspense, but Breaking Point looks good!!

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  31. Antonia, your list looks A LOT like mine!!

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  32. Janga said: I think May has more great romance/women's fiction new releases than the typical month.

    They must be gearing up for summer!

    But such a lovely problem to have.

    Janga, that is the BEST problem to have!

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  33. Gannon, we won't. But, we'll keep on buying, won't we? LOL

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  34. Dtchycat, Sarah's will surely be one of my top reads for this year. I couldn't agree with you more--her writing gets better and better. I can't wait for her next series. Should be good! And now I really can't wait to read Maya's, too! Thanks!

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  35. ClaudiaGC said: I think I have to call in sick for one or two days so I can read them uninterrupted when they finally arrive! lol

    Claudia, I was tempted to do that many a time when I worked full time. LOL I hope you get to enjoy them soon!

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  36. I am looking forward to A Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh and Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

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  37. Wow, so many great authors and books! I I bought quite a few this month but I still want a few more! here are the ones I have a and a few more I want!

    Anna Campbell
    Vanessa Kelly
    Kieran Kramer
    Sarah Maclean
    Deb Marlowe
    Rachel Gibson
    Michele Hauf
    Lexi George

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  38. I am a romantic suspense ga at heart but I do love to mix them up a bit. I will read contemporaries, historicals, YA if the blurb catches my interest.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

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  39. I can't wait to read Anna's, too, runner10!

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  40. Those will surely be on my June list, Stephanie! ;-)

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  41. Johanna, I recently added Deb's to my list. It looks wonderful!

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  42. That's good that you mix it up, Pam. I do that with historicals and contemps. I don't ever want to get burned out on either! :)

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  43. I haven't read any yet, I am always late on reading books

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  44. What a lineup!

    Read:
    - "The Vampire Dimitri" by Colleen Gleason
    - "Dangerous in Diamonds" by Madeline Hunter (funniest book by her I had ever read!)

    Already in my TBR pile:
    - "Quicksilver" by Amanda Quick

    Looking forward to:
    - "Midnight's Wild Passion" by Anna Campbell
    - "My Favorite Countess" by Vanessa Kelly
    - "Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage" by Kieran Kramer
    - "Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart" by Sarah MacLean (yay Juliana!)
    - "Breaking Point" by Pamela Clare (with hot Jed Hill cover!)

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  45. So many good books. The ones I will try t get to first:
    Midnight's Wild Passion, Untamed Highlander, Defiant, Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage, The Guardian, Touch Of A Thief, Follow My Lead, One Magic Moment, Happily Ever After In The West, The Last Warrior, Face Of Danger, and Rivals In The Tudor Court.
    That is good for a start I guess.

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  46. I'm definitely excited about Beverly Barton's release. I'm a fan of her romantic suspenses.

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  47. As usual, I want just about all of the historicals, paranormals and UF. I must read Kate Noble and Nalini SIngh's Kiss of Snow soon as I can get my hands on them.

    Meanwhile, two tops reads for me this year from this month -Sarah MacLean and Hunter's Dangerous in Diamonds (loved the whole series, this one the best for me, and on my 2011 best reads, too.).

    Won Defiant, waiting for it to get here as I love Kennedy's medievals. So far I've managed to get in the TBR: Feehan's Savage Nature (been waiting for Drake's story from his previous appearance in the series and saw a really good review for this one). Also, have Quicksilver and the Putney, and Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison (great buzz on this one around, new author for me).

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  48. No problem, Virginia. I'm behind in my reading, too!

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  49. Sheree said: "Breaking Point" by Pamela Clare (with hot Jed Hill cover!)

    Ain't that the truth?!?! LOL! Yummy.....

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  50. That is a VERY good start, librarypat! ;-)

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  51. Jane, I've never read any of Beverly Barton's books, but was sad to hear of her passing. I understand she was a wonderful lady.

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  52. Pam, I might have to pick up Dragon Bound, too, just based on the terrific buzz. Everyone seems to love it!

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  53. i KNEW i COULD COUNT ON YOU TO GET US THE NEW TITLES...I JSUT READ THE NEW LORI FOSTER BOOK AND IT WAS SO GOOD...CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE IN THE TRILOGY.THERE ARE A LOT OF BOOKS I WANT THIS MONTH THANKS FOR KEEPING US INFORMED AND BROKE...LOL

    DONNA

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  54. Eep! Hope I am not too late! Reead Anna Campbell's, love it *faint* And Forever Vampire, didn't read as many new releases this month. But I have The Guardian on my list.

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  55. What a great month for books! Kate Noble's Follow My Lead tops my list. But, I have to admit, after reading this column, my list sure has grown!

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  56. there are many books that i want to read. i have a couple of the books from the list but have not read yet. have midnights wild passion by anna campbell & three to tango by emma holly and other. i want dead reckoning by charlaine harris, karin tabkes book, and most of the others. so many great authors and choices for books this month.
    would love to win so please choose me.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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