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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Make Your Reservations!



It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for September! As always, there are 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?





Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
By Stephanie Laurens

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynster...but not before she encounters kidnappers, danger, and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount Breckenridge.

Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss, and despairing of finding him in London’s staid ballrooms, Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree.

But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge, who whisks her out of scandal—and straight into danger, when a mysterious enemy seizes her, bundles her into a coach, and conveys her out of London.

Now it’s up to the notorious Breckenridge to prove himself the hero she’s been searching for all along...

(Avon)


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New York to Dallas
By J.D. Robb

The number-one New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, one that will take her all the way to the city that gave her her name-and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood.

When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.

(Putnam Adult)





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Kissing Comfort
By Jo Goodman

Bode DeLong knows that his playboy brother Bram isn't really in love with Miss Comfort Kennedy, even though it's clear that she's enamored with him. With Bram's motives for the engagement suspect, Bode figures the safest place for Comfort to be is in his arms. Now, Bode just needs to convince Comfort that the childhood fancy she has for his brother is no match for the incredible desire that sparks between them every time they touch.

(Berkley)






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Serendipity
By Carly Phillips

Faith Harrington was the classic girl of privilege–until her father was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and then her marriage crashed and burned.

Now Faith is back in her hometown, hoping for a fresh start. But her father’s betrayal has rocked Serendipity – and not everyone is ready to welcome her with open arms. Then she runs into her teenage crush — the dark, brooding Ethan Barron. Ethan, no stranger to scandal himself, never imagined he’d own the mansion on the hill, much less ever again come face to face with Faith–the princess he once kissed senseless. The chance meeting reignites the electric charge between them.

Still, when Ethan hires her to redecorate what was once her childhood home, Faith is sure that getting involved with the town’s notorious bad boy will only lead to trouble. But her heart has other ideas. And so do the townspeople of Serendipity...

(Berkley)


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The Seduction of Scandal
By Cathy Maxwell

It’s never wise to blackmail a highwayman.

Lady Corinne, rebellious daughter of the duke of Banfield, refuses to marry Lord Freddie Sherwin. Yes, he’s the catch of the Season and the man her father chose for her. He’s also the most despicable male of her acquaintance. With her wedding only weeks away, she flees and finds herself a prisoner of the notorious Thorn!

Who says the devil isn’t a woman?

The rich and powerful tremble at the highwayman’s name, while England’s villagers rejoice in his bold exploits. His identity is a secret; his life a mystery— until Lady Corinne tumbles into his arms. If the Thorn wants her silence, he must hide her until her wedding day passes. It’s a devil’s bargain and one that can only lead to a hangman’s noose.

Corinne believes it the perfect plan—until her highwayman reveals a passionate lover’s heart, and she realizes that in the seduction of scandal, she may have found the hero she’s been waiting for her whole life.

(Avon)


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Night Falls on the Wicked
By Sharie Kohler

Darby lives her life below the radar, moving from town to town in the coldest climates, eluding the demons that hunt her—and never allowing herself to get close to anyone. Now, in frigid isolation, Darby waits tables in a small town and tries to forget who she is—what she is—and the danger forever nipping at her heels. Until a new danger finds her—a lycan pack whose distant howls have the locals on edge. But the call of the lycans has also drawn a handsome, menacing stranger...

For years, Niklas has searched for the bloodthirsty pack that murdered his mother and infected him. Darby is overwhelmed by his raw appeal and dangerous strength. Niklas senses her need and vulnerability...and together they give in to the hungry attraction blazing between them—but desire this fierce brings dangers of its own. When Darby is targeted by the lycans, the stakes are higher than ever—and Niklas is not about to lose another woman he loves to their evil bloodlust.

(Pocket)


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Deadly Little Lies
By Jeanne Adams

Billionaire industrialist Dav Gianikopolis believes in working hard and enjoying the fruits of your labors. He believes in legacies, but given the dark and dangerous legacy his own father passed on, he’s not sure he really wants to take the chance on love and marriage. Nearly getting killed – and having his best friend nearly die in his arms – changes his mind, and Dav decides its time to settle down. He decides he’s going to marry Carrie McCray, the woman he’s been drawn to for years, but never been able to reach. When she finally agrees to a date, everything goes horribly wrong and Dav and Carrie are kidnapped, whisked away to an unknown location, with the threat of death hanging over every move, every word. Locked away underground in an impenetrable cell, how can Dav and Carrie survive, much less, escape? When their captors are murdered before their eyes, with no warning, they must work together to escape, or perish. Having finally found a woman he can trust, and maybe even love, Dav isn’t giving up, and neither are his friends and colleagues Gates Bromley and Ana Burton-Bromley. In another fast-paced, brilliantly written suspense, author Jeanne Adams has given readers a roller-coaster ride of thrills, chills, suspense and hot, passionate romance.

(Zebra)


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A Night to Surrender
By Tessa Dare

Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are...nowhere to be found.

Or are they?

Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there.

Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong here. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this place but spinsters...and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It’s a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram’s makeshift army.

Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle…but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose?

(Avon)


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Good Girls Don't
By Victoria Dahl

With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girl next door than a businesswoman--or a heartbreaker. Which may explain why Detective Luke Asher barely notices her when he arrives to investigate a break-in at her family’s brewery. He’s got his own problems--sstarting with the fact that his partner Simone is pregnant and everyone thinks he's the father. The last thing he needs is a nice girl like Tessa getting under his skin.

Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother’s playboy ways may be threatening the business, and the tensions could tear her tight-knit family apart. In fact, the only thing that could unite the Donovan boys is seeing a man come after their “baby” sister. Especially a man like Luke Asher. But Tessa sees past the rumors to the man beneath.

(HQN)


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Romancing the Countess
By Ashley March

Sebastian Madinger, the Earl of Wriothesly, thought he'd married the perfect woman-until a fatal accident revealed her betrayal with his best friend. After their deaths, Sebastian is determined to avoid a scandal for the sake of his son. But his best friend's widow is just as determined to cast her mourning veil aside by hosting a party that will surely destroy both their reputations and expose all of his carefully kept secrets...

Leah George has carried the painful knowledge of her husband's affair for almost a year. All she wants now is to enjoy her independence and make a new life for herself-even if that means being ostracized by the Society whose rules she was raised to obey. Now that the rumors are flying, there's only one thing left for Sebastian to do: silence the scandal by enticing the improper widow into becoming a proper wife. But when it comes to matters of the heart, neither Sebastian nor Leah is prepared for the passion they discover in each other's arms...

(Signet)


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Must Love Lycans
By Michele Bardsley

Since the moment Damien showed up--gloriously naked--Kelsey Morningstone has been having a hard time keeping her relationship with the clinic's latest amnesiac patient strictly professional. Even with her empathy abilities Kelsey's not sure she can get past Damien's anger to find the cause of his delusions. After all, falling for a patient is bad enough, but falling for a patient who thinks he's a werewolf is a whole other kind of crazy...

(Signet)






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In Bed with a Highlander
By Maya Banks

Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan’s clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

Though the illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril, only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband finds her craving his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin’s strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land.

(Ballantine)



Maya was the recent winner of a homemade book video donated by Tessa Dare for Operation Auction.  The hilarious video premiered yesterday and we're happy to share it with all of you here today!



28 comments:

  1. I have always loved Victoria Dahl's books and her latest 'Good Girls Don't' is definitely number 1 on my list. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Jo Goodman's 'Kissing Comfort' has also made it to my to read list after reading about it on this blog.

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  2. So many great books to look forward to in September!

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  3. Definitely the Stephanie Laurens one, but some of the others look good, too.

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  4. Another month filled with great books! I've watched the book video more than once, and it cracks me up every time. :-D

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  5. Sonali, I LOVE Victoria's contemporaries, too! And Jo Goodman has been an auto-buy for me for a very, very long time. Love her books!

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  6. Margay, I adore Stephanie's Cynster books and this new trilogy looks to be a good addition to it. :)

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  7. Gannon, that book video is the best, isn't it?!?! So funny and cute!

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  8. After watching that video, I definitely want to read Maya's book! :) Tessa definitely outdid herself. I LOVED her Stud Club trilogy video, and hope she does one for her new Spindle Cove series too.

    Suffice it to say, A Night to Surrender is definitely on the top of my list of auto-buys this month. :)

    The Carly Phillips, Jo Goodman and Cathy Maxwell looks really good too!

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  9. I have been waiting on Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue for a while. Several more books there to add to my list as well.

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  10. A NIGHT TO SURRENDER!!! Budget or no budget, I want this book.

    The new Ashley March book also sounds divine. And the Maya Banks book too, especially because of the trailer.

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  11. I love the video!

    I have 20 books on my September TBB list. I’m especially excited about Tessa Dare-A Night to Surrender and Maggie Robinson-Mistress by Marriage on August 30 and Courtney Milan-Unclaimed on September 20. From your list, the books by Goodman, Adams, Maxwell, and March are also on mine. I’m also looking forward with particular eagerness to the conclusions to series by Kate Moore (To Seduce an Angel, September 6) and Barbara Freethy (Garden of Secrets, September 20) and to long awaited books by C. A. Belmond (A Rather Remarkable Homecoming, September 6) and Rose Lerner (A Lily Among Thorns, September 15). And then there’s the second book in Christina Dodd’s new series (Revenge at Bella Terra, September 6). September is another feast for hungry readers. :)

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  12. What a fun collection of books. Looking forward to Jeanne's, of course, (waving at my fellow Bandita). Sharie's looks right up my alley. Victoria is always a hoot. And Ashley's cover is gorgeous. Love that dress.

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  13. They all look great! I'm really looking forward to Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue by Stephanie Laurens, Must Love Lycans by Michelle Bardsley, and New York to Dallas by JD Robb...I'm sure I'll be getting most of the rest that you've mentioned too...lol

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  14. Lisa, Tessa's newest is on my list, too! I love the name Bram. *g*

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  15. Dianna said: Several more books there to add to my list as well.

    Glad to help you out with that, Dianna!

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  16. LOL, Antonia!! I'm the same way with several authors--I will buy their books no matter what!!

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  17. Janga said: September is another feast for hungry readers.

    You can say that again! We are so blessed with so many to choose from. :)

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  18. Trish, I agree--Victoria is always a hoot! I enjoy her historicals, but she has an amazing contemporary voice. I just love it.

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  19. LOL, Maria! We are always here to "help" you out with your book buying. ;-)

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  20. OK. Now I have writer's cramp adding these terrific new books to my Wish List! Oh my gosh, they all look so good and I can't wait to get my hands on them. Thanks so much for the heads-up and the synopsis on each of them.
    Connie Fischer
    conniecape@aol.com

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  21. Another great month of books and so many auto buy authors on this list I need to put an order in

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  22. I watched this video earlier today on another site and love it. I am certain the toy maker never expected Barbie, Ken and G I Joe to be used in quite this way. Tessa's videos are such fun.

    there are so many great books coming out next month - again. I will never catch up. I want ALL the historicals and a couple of the contemporaries. Thanks for the update.

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  23. OMG, when did children's plastic figurines get cut???

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  24. September releases already! The summis is just going by too fast! Anyway, I'll be looking forward to Stephanie Lauren's next generation of Cynster's!

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  25. What a great group to look forward to! I was lucky enough to get an copy of 'Kissing Comfort' thru Goodreads and I can highly recommend it.

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  26. Love the book trailer! Does anyone know how to pronounce "trews"?

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  27. I'm just now getting the chance to look at this video and man, it is fabulous!!! Love it!!

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