Thursday, March 8, 2012

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for April! No surprise--there are a lot of great book we are looking forward to next month! Are any of these upcoming books on your list? If so, which ones? If not, which books are on your list?



The Duke's Perfect Wife
By Jennifer Ashley

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart.

Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late.

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him...or save him.

(Berkley Sensation)


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About That Night
By Julie James

He’s playing games.

Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face-to-face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful assistant U.S. attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.

But she’s making the rules.

Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten.

(Berkley Sensation)


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The Art of Duke Hunting
By Sophia Nash

Six Regency heroes — One royal hangover

Last night was a blur.

This morning is a shock.

Tonight will be a secret...

The Duke of Norwich has two rules: never marry and never go to sea. So on the morning after the most extravagant royal bachelor party of the century, he is stunned to find himself aboard a storm-tossed ship and locked in the arms of a proper lady.

The Countess of Derby has two rules as well: never give away your heart and never let anyone get in the way of your life's deepest passions. But Esme cannot resist Roman when all seems lost at sea. Yet when their ship returns to London, everything will be forgotten...as long as they can keep their secret from the Prince Regent. For if the future king commands them to marry, all their fondest dreams will be ruined. But where love is concerned, some rules are made to be broken...

(Avon)


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Betrayal
By Christina Dodd

During one hot summer, they came together in the sweetness of first love...until his past reared its ugly head and Noah walked away from her without a word.

Nine years later, Penelope returns, never imagining she’d see Noah or that one glance would wake their fiery passion. But even as she fights the impulse to love him again, their secrets betray them. As peril builds around them, Penelope has one choice: to survive, she must once again trust the man who betrayed her.

Even with terror stalking through Bella Terra’s streets, love may be the most dangerous choice of all.

(Signet)



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A Week to Be Wicked
By Tessa Dare

When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin...time is not on their side.

Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland.

Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be...anywhere but Spindle Cove.

These unlikely partners have one week:

to fake an elopement
to convince family and friends they're "in love"
to outrun armed robbers
to survive their worst nightmares
to travel four hundred miles without killing each other

All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night.

What they don't have time for is their growing attraction. Much less wild passion. And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls.

Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble. And maybe...just maybe...everlasting love.

(Avon)


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The Saint
By Monica McCarty

Magnus MacKay is the ultimate Highlander: tough, proud, able to master any terrain and to best his enemies. Called “the Saint” for his refusal to discuss women, as well as for his cool and steady leadership, Magnus hides a painful truth. It isn’t virtue or piety that keeps him silent, but a wound of love and loss that cuts so deep he cannot bear to speak of it. But when the woman who refused him is betrothed to his friend and fellow Guardsman, Magnus is tested by love’s battle cry.

A wild and innocent beauty, Helen chose family duty over her desire for Magnus. Now the anger in his eyes mirrors the tormented regret in her heart. But as deadly subterfuge stalks the King and his Guard, Helen vows to right her youthful mistakes with a woman’s determined spirit. Still, Magnus harbors secrets and an iron will not to weaken to temptation—or heartache—again. But as danger looms, it’s the kiss not of a saint, but of a sinner, that can save them.

(Ballantine)


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Sierra Falls
By Veronica Wolff

Family is important to Sorrow. She gave up her dreams to run the struggling family lodge. Even her name is a family relic, though lately it feels like a curse that might determine her fate. Things look up when she discovers a collection of letters from her three-times great grandmother and namesake, telling the story of a forbidden love affair.

Billy Preston is the new sheriff, a widower escaping the grief of his former life as a big city cop. He helps out after an accident at the Bailey lodge, and what begins as admiration for Sorrow’s quiet strength quickly becomes something much more. When Sorrow’s discovery brings fame to Sierra Falls, and her dreams of a better life are within reach, one too many “accidents” have Billy wondering whether someone is willing to kill to keep them off the map.

As the community pulls together, Sorrow takes a lesson from her ancestor’s letters: only in family, friends, and love do you find true joy.

(Berkley Sensation)


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If I Fall
By Kate Noble

After a duke's betrayal, the resilient Sarah Forrester reinvents herself as the Golden Lady: society's leading light, the beautiful and witty life of the party. It's all a fa├žade of course-one that protects her from another intimate disloyalty. When her old friend, Lieutenant Jackson Fletcher, returns to London, he is determined to rediscover the true and trusting Sarah he once knew. It'll take more than a kiss and a promise. It might even call for an innocent and necessary deception.

Then Jackson is enlisted to help capture the lead suspect in a murder— a man who happens to be Sarah's most ardent suitor. Jack must continue the deception, and weathering this newest and gravest betrayal will be Sarah's ultimate test. But as Jack's passion for her grows, he must also reveal his own secrets. And as the killer turns his attention to his pursuers, more than love and trust is put at risk.

(Berkley Sensation)


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Confessions from an Arranged Marriage
By Miranda Neville

They couldn't be more different—but there's one thing they agree on...

In London after a two-year exile, Lord Blakeney plans to cut a swathe through the bedchambers of the demimonde. Marriage is not on his agenda, especially to an annoying chit like Minerva Montrose, with her superior attitude and a tendency to get into trouble. And certainly the last man Minerva wants is Blake, a careless wastrel without a thought in his handsome head.

The lights and din of her debutante ball set Minerva's teeth on edge. Surely a moment's rest could do no harm...until Blake mistakes her for another lady, leaving Minerva's guests to catch them in a very compromising position. To her horror, the scandal will force them to do the unthinkable: marry. Their mutual loathing blazes into unexpected passion but Blake remains distant, desperate to hide a shameful secret. Minerva's never been a woman to take things lying down, and she'll let nothing stop her from winning his trust...and his heart.

(Avon)

41 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the books by Jennifer Ashley, Julie James, and Sophia Nash. My list is getting longer...and longer... ;)

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    1. Yay! We love long book lists. ;)

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  2. I've been waiting for Hart and Kyle's books. I've always been a fan of Monica's Scottish historicals.

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    1. Jane, I love how you refer to the books by the heroes' names. Your priorities are in order!

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  3. I'd love to read Jennifer Ashley's "The Duke's Perfect Wife", but since I bought the previous books in this series in italian, I'll just have to wait for italian translation.

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    1. That must stink, Natalija. I hope they translate it soon so you can enjoy it!

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  4. Tessa Dare, Miranda Neville and Jennifer Ashley are on the autobuy list, can't wait to read the new books. I'll be checking out Julianne MacLean's Be My Prince, If I Fall and The Art of Duke Hunting as well. :)

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    1. Great list, Beebs! And aren't the covers gorgeous?!

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  5. I'm dying for Jennifer Ashleys book! And have the next one by Julie James on buy list too:)

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    1. Bella, I'll be reading Julie's book next for review, but I'll still buy a regular copy for my bookshelves. Am I the only one who does that? Lol

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    2. LOL nope, I do it too but with ebooks (which I lend out) and then get the hardcopy for my shelf:)

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  6. Must have Miranda Neville, Tessa Dare and of course the Highlanders will be snuggling on my tbr shelves.

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    1. LOL! Dianna, you and your Highlanders always bring a smile to my face. :)

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  7. I already have Julie James and Sophia Nash's books pre-ordered...now off to pre-order Tessa's, Miranda's and Kate Nobles...

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    1. Wendy, Kate Noble is a truly gifted writer that I wish more people knew about. We need to get her above the radar!

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  8. I love Julie James. Can't wait. Also like Christina Dodd.

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    1. I'm so looking forward to Julie's, too, TrishJ!

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  9. Adding Jennifer Ashley and Kate Noble books to my TBR list. Thanks for the previews - it really helps!

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    1. Thanks for letting us know you like them, Christy!

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  10. I've already read and loved A Week to Be Wicked, The Art of Duke Hunting, and Confessions from an Arranged Marriage along with Susan Mallery's Barefoot Season, RaeAnne Thane's Woodrose Mountain, Jodi Thomas's Just Down the Road, and Lori Wilde's The Cowboy Takes a Bride. Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzies, Christina Dodd, Julie James, and Kate Nobele are all on my autobuy list, as is Maggie Robinson (Master of Sin releases March 27). I'm looking forward to all these books plus new ones from other autobuys such as Meredith Duran, Louisa Edwards, Suzanne Enoch, Teresa Grant, and Julia London--and the conclusion to a Laura Moore trilogy I have loved. April 2012 really promises to be a spectacular month for romance readers.

    I haven't even mentioned the mysteries that I'm eager to read such as a new Maisie Dobbs from Jacqueline Winspear and a new Sebastian St. Cyr from C. S. Harris. And I'm convinced that Eloisa James's memoir, Paris in Love is going to be a favorite with countless readers within and without the romance community. Whatever the weather, April will bring bountiful showers of good reading.

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    1. Oh, yes! PARIS IN LOVE by Eloisa should definitely be on our lists! I couldn't agree more, Janga--a lot of good reading!

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  11. Oh wow these look like some great reads, can't wait to get them.

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  12. I can hardly wait for Sierra falls, Betrayal and About that Night.... Betrayal seems a long time coming since the 2nd of the trilogy came out and will be first in line to get it when it comes out...


    Donna

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    1. I hope you enjoy Betrayal, deerdoe69. I think you'll be able to tell from my review tomorrow that I LOVED this book!

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    2. Thanks, Donna! I guess I need to read this series by Christina. ;-)

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  13. So many great books to look forward to. And man, the covers are just gorgeous!!

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    1. Buffie, I always look forward to gazing at the beautiful covers while putting these posts together!

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

    I am SO excited about the release of Tessa's A Week To Be Wicked, and I can't wait to read About That Night and Confessions From an Arranged Marriage! I haven't read any of Jennifer Ashley's MacKenzie books,but have heard good things-so will have to check them out eventually!

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    1. LOL! Yes, I can guess which ones are on your list, Lisa. ;) Have you ever read any of Kate Noble's books? They are terrific historicals that I definitely recommend. All of them!

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  15. Sigh, another lengthening of my Wish List. There is no way to catch up. The only way to get current is to give up on reading the books that came out earlier. Don't want to do that. All but one of these are saying "Read me." Thanks for the blurbs. There were quite a few I hadn't heard of.

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    1. LOL! I think not being able to catch up is a very good thing. We'll certainly never run out of books to read!

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  16. These all look like books I would love to read! However for my first selections I would have to list thim in this order:
    Paris in Love
    By Eloisa James
    Betrayal
    By Christina Dodd
    Confessions from an Arranged Marriage
    By Miranda Neville
    A Week to Be Wicked
    By Tessa Dare
    The Art of Duke Hunting
    By Sophia Nash

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  17. wow... so many new books, thinking about my pile of book at home, lol

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  18. Great list of must reads!
    I'm looking forward to adding some of these books to my bookcase.
    I'm going to have to start triple stacking on top of my triple-stacks!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. LOL! I have double stacking but not triple....yet! ;-)

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  19. Ooops...forgot to list what books I'm looking forward to ~~

    Mary Balogh ~ THE PROPOSAL
    Maggie Robinson ~ MASTER OF SIN
    Madeline Hunter ~ THE SURRENDER OF MISS FAIRBOURNE
    Elizabeth Boyle ~ ALONG CAME A DUKE
    Cathy Maxwell ~ LYON'S BRIDE

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  20. Wow, Sophia Nash's releases are very close to each other! I better catch up on her books, she is a wonderful writer!

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