Thursday, October 13, 2011

Make Your Reservations!



It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for November! 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?



The Next Always
By Nora Roberts


The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett's social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen...


(Berkley)



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The Black Hawk
By Joanna Bourne


When veteran spy, Justine DeCabrillac, is attacked on a rainy London street, she knows only one man can save her: Adrian Hawkhurst, her oldest friend...her oldest enemy.

London's crawling with hidden assassins and someone is out to frame Hawker for her murder. The two spies must work together to find out who wants to destroy them.


(Berkley)



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Until There Was You
By Kristan Higgins

Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her loveable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend—sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking...something like Liam Murphy.

When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he's back, sending Posey's traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas...

(HQN)



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Scandalous Desires
By Elizabeth Hoyt

Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind--and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back...and he's asking for her help.

"Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he's never been able to forget the naive captain's wife who came to him for help and spent one memorable night in his bed...talking.

When his bastard baby girl was dumped in his lap--her mother having died--Mickey couldn't resist the Machiavellian urge to leave the baby on Silence's doorstep. The baby would be hidden from his enemies and he'd also bind Silence to him by her love for his daughter.

(Grand Central)


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A Most Dangerous Profession
By Karen Hawkins

AN ENTRANCING THIEF

For beautiful, seductive Moira MacAllister, the stakes have become terrifyingly high. Her daughter has been abducted and a priceless ancient relic is the ransom. Moira must acquire it at any cost, even if it means confronting the man she once duped and left, a man who still doesn't know she has a child...and that he is the father.

A DASHING RAKEHELL

Robert Hurst, an operative in the king's service, has never forgiven the mysterious spy who seduced him into marriage and then disappeared without a trace. Now, as he pursues the onyx box that will save his brother's life, their paths cross again. But Robert isn't sure which he longs for more—to satisfy his lust for revenge or to quench his relentless hunger for this bewitching woman.

A PERILOUS MISSION

When Moira reveals to Robert her long-kept secret, however, he realizes his burning desires must wait as a treacherous foe closes in, threatening all they hold dear...and their second chance at love.

(Pocket)


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Highlander for the Holidays
By Janet Chapman

After a brutal attack, Jessie Pringle moved to the small mountain town of Pine Creek, Maine, to start over. But she never expected to meet Ian MacKeage, who had seemingly stepped right out of the Scottish Highlands. As drawn to Ian as he is to her, Jessie finds it more and more difficult to deny her own desires...

Then, on one of her long walks through the wilderness, she meets a kindly hermit who sells her a walking stick-one imbued with a magic that may allow Jessie to finally be rid of the pain of her past, and build a future with Ian.


(Jove)



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Real Men Will
By Victoria Dahl

It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one.

But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being did not burn to call him back.

(HQN)


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The Sinner
By Margaret Mallory

Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty-and defiant ways.

Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?


(Grand Central)



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Baby It's Cold Outside
By Addison Fox

After a frantic call, Sloan McKinley travels to the heart of the Alaskan wilderness to be there for her best friend, who’s just inherited property in the small town of Indigo. The last thing she expects is to be lured by the town’s matriarchs into their annual contest to get their grandsons married off.

But Sloan can’t deny the appeal of the rugged local men-Walker Montgomery in particular. Soon she finds herself falling in love with the wild outdoors…and with one of Indigo’s most beloved residents. There’s just one question that remains: is the town’s most confirmed bachelor ready to get caught?

(Signet)

47 comments:

  1. I can't believe I am looking forward to November releases already! I am definitely looking forward to The Next Always (gorgeous cover) and Until There Was You. The cover for Highlanders for the Holidays is too cute!

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  2. I'm patiently waiting for Joanna Bourne's Black Hawk, it seems like forever since Forbidden Rose.

    Also looking forward to A Most Dangerous Profession and I've been hearing great things about Scandalous Desires so that's on the list too.

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  3. Well, Ive given up trying to hold time back so that I might catch up with all these delicious sounding new releases!

    My must reads are:

    1. Scandalous Desires
    By Elizabeth Hoyt

    2. A Most Dangerous Profession
    By Karen Hawkins

    Since I am already totally involved with the other books in these author's current series' I have to move them up on my TBR list. However, I might just weaken and throw in a Highlander or Holiday book as well.

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  4. Hail!! Hail!! the gangs all here.

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  5. Hail To You, Too, Marybelle! Good Morning!

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  6. I can't believe I am looking forward to November releases already!

    I know what you mean, Na. Where has this year gone?!?

    Highlander for the Holidays is definitely on my list. I love Janet Chapman's Highlander stories and, as an added bonus, the dog on the cover looks exactly like my Rachel. How could I possibly resist? ;-)

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  7. Beebs said, I'm patiently waiting for Joanna Bourne's Black Hawk, it seems like forever since Forbidden Rose.


    I know what you mean. Adrian's story is the one I've been waiting for since the very beginning.

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  8. fsbuchler said, My must reads are:

    1. Scandalous Desires
    By Elizabeth Hoyt


    I've read an ARC of Scandalous Desires and loved it. I think Hoyt does an amazing job of redeeming a notorious river pirate without losing the qualities that make him so scandalously delicious. :)

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  9. Hail!! Hail!! the gangs all here.

    LOL! Hi, Marybelle! (waving)

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  10. I’ve already read Kristan Higgins’s Until There Was You and Toni Blake’s Holly Lane and Jodi Thomas’s The Comforts of Home. I’m expecting Elizabeth Hoyt’s Scandalous Desires (a gift from a super generous friend) and Joanna Bourne’s The Black Hawk (won at Word Wenches) to arrive soon. By this time next week, I expect to have finished Karen Hawkins’s A Most Dangerous Profession. My shopping list for November 1 includes Grace Burrowes, The Virtuoso; Kieran Kramer, If You Give a Girl a Viscount; Sarah Mayberry, All They Need; Nora Roberts, The Next Always; Kay Stockham, Christmas in Montana; and Karen White, The Strangers on Montagu Street. I am so-o-o excited about three new Carla Kelly Christmas stories in Coming Home for Christmas, scheduled for release on November 15, the same day Samhain is digitally releasing Tessa Dare’s Christmas novella “Once Upon a Winter's Eve (a Spindle Cove story). And Sabrina Jeffries’s To Wed a Wild Lord and Jill Shalvis’s Head Over Heels are due the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Then, sometime in late November, Courtney Milan’s Unraveled will be released. I think Christmas is coming early this year.

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  11. Oh wow, I just want them all, I will make it easy on myself and just blow the budget to pieces.

    Hawkins, Hoyt and Roberts are auto buy and so is Bourne and Chapman, (you know how I am about the Highlanders).

    xoxoxo<-----Dianna kissing her budget goodbye.

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  12. This is terrible... I want to read them all now!! Excellent line up!!

    Karen Hawkins and Elizabeth Hoyt are autobuys for me. Nora Roberts too.

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  13. xoxoxo<-----Dianna kissing her budget goodbye.

    Oh, Dianna, I feel your pain. :-)

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  14. Me, too, Na!! This year has gone by way too fast. I have Nora's and Kristan's on my personal list, too. :)

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  15. Beebs--Scandalous Desires is the one I am most looking forward to!!

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  16. fsbuchler said: Well, Ive given up trying to hold time back...

    LOL, Flora! Oh, if only.... *g*

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  17. LOL! Good morning (or is it afternoon where you are?), marybelle!

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  18. Janga said: I’m expecting Elizabeth Hoyt’s Scandalous Desires (a gift from a super generous friend)...

    What a terrific friend, Janga! I start this one today. :)

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  19. LOL, Dianna! You're in good "budget-blowing" company. ;-)

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  20. Thanks, Laurie! We all need something to look forward to. :)

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  21. Andrea, I think you can already guess which books are on my list. ;)

    Of course, Nora's new book is a must buy/must read. I can't wait to read her new trilogy!

    The Kristan Higgans and Karen Hawkins look great too. And the Addison Fox just sounds like plain ole fun. :)

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  22. I had won an arc of The Black Hawk & loved it. You know how sometimes when you're looking forward to something for so long & have such high hopes/expectations that they can't be met in the end - not an issue here, Joanna did a great job with Adrian's story. Now to wait for the next one ;)

    Looking forward to Scandalous Desires since the last book - can't wait to get my hands on a copy, expect it'll be a late night-early morning before I get to bed when I finally do ;)

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  23. Looks like November is a fabulous month for great reading! I'm looking forward to:

    -The Next Always by Nora Roberts
    -Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
    -Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt

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  24. I've already read "A Most Dangerous Profession" and loved it. I'm looking forward to The Next Always, A Scandalous Desire, The Sinner and Baby It's Cold Outside. I'm sure there are a lot more but I can't find my list right now..lol

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  25. Downloading that Karen Hawkins as soon as it's available!!!!!

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  26. I'm waiting for both Nora Roberts and Joanna Bourne's books.

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  27. I can't believe we are this close to the end of the year. Where did this year go. I am looking forward to November's release's also but haven't finished with Octobers yet.

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  28. I guess I need to join Bookaholics Anonymous. I want ALL of them.:-)

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  29. Of course, Lisa! I have Nora's, but have 2 review books ahead of it. We'll have to dish after we've both read it!

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  30. gamistress66, I have those same type of high expectations for Hoyt's book. I hope she exceeds them!

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  31. Great list, Trisha! I'm sure you'll get those read over your Thanksgiving and/or Christmas break. ;-)

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  32. Your list looks like mine, Maria. I hope you find your list! :)

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  33. robbedofmygoodsense said: Downloading that Karen Hawkins as soon as it's available!!!!!

    LOL! Enjoy it!

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  34. I can't believe it either, Virginia. 2012 will be here before we know it!

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  35. LOL, Cheryl!! I feel your "pain"!

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  36. Gee, November is looking really good!!! So many fabulous books coming out.

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  37. Highlander for the Holidays is definitely on my list. I love Janet Chapman's Highlander stories and, as an added bonus, the dog on the cover looks exactly like my Rachel. How could I possibly resist? ;-)

    PJ, I have this book on my TBR stack and am looking forward to reading it. The dog on the cover is just adorable ... just like Rachel. :-)

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  38. I'm starting THE SINNER by Margaret Mallory this weekend and am so looking forward to it. This new series is just fabulous.

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  39. I believe that I'll be reading all of those books eventually - what a perfect group!

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  40. What delicious and yummy upcoming books! November will be giving the old eyes a real workout. I cannot wait. Thanks for the Wish List.

    Connie Fischer
    conniecape@aol.com

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  41. Oh Wow, is November full of great new books. I want every one of the historicals. Janet Chapman is a favorite and I will be picking up HIGHLANDER FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Throw in Nora Roberts and a few of the other contemporaries and I am further behind on my reading than before. Sigh.

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  42. Thanks for highlighting these upcoming books, many of which I wasn't even aware of. The Next Always, The Black Hawk, Scandalous Desires, and Highlander for the Holidays look wonderful! I will look out for them! :)

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  43. looking forward to Nora Roberts and Janet Chapmans' new books and getting a job so I can buy them!!!!

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  44. OMGosh!!
    Where has the time gone.... I'm still trying to catch up with my new October books!

    No worries though, November's new release's are always welcomed with open arms at my house!

    Great list of books, but historical's are my down-fall, LOVE them!! Just can't say no for some reason. :-)

    Have a great weekend!

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  45. I will be putting all of these upcoming books on my list as they all look delicious! Can't wait!

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  46. Finally, Adrian's story (Bourne)! I've also been anticipating the Elizabeth Hoyt and Margaret Mallory.

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