Friday, May 4, 2012

New Releases for May

It’s May and I can’t believe the end of the school year is already upon us. My kids get out three weeks from today. Crazy! I’m looking forward to some lazy summer days reading a good book. Here are some of the May releases to help you get a jumpstart on your summer reading! Thus far, I’ve only read one May release, The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts. It’s a great addition to her Inn BoonsBoro trilogy and has me pumped up for the last book coming in November. J On my wish list are Heart of Brass by Kate Cross, Be My Prince by Julianne McLean and Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins.

 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 from my prize stash!

Until June, happy reading!


Scandal’s Mistress – C.J. Archer
A Secret Life – C.J. Archer
Demon’s Bride – Zoë Archer (Paranormal)
The Proposal – Mary Balogh
The Sumerton Women – D.L. Bogdan (Historical Fiction)
Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal – Grace Burrowes
True Sisters – Sandra Dallas (Historical Fiction)
Too Tempting to Resist – Cara Elliott
Invitation to Scandal – Bronwen Evans
A Warrior’s Promise – Donna Fletcher
Sound of the Heart – Genevieve Graham (Historical Fiction)
A Gentleman Says “I Do” – Amelia Grey
Angel’s End – Cindy Holby
Four Sisters, All Queens – Sherry Jones (Historical Fiction)
Rake with a Frozen Heart – Marguerite Kaye
The Courtesan’s Lover – Gabrielle Kimm (Historical Fiction)
Claiming the Heart – Sara Luck
Be My Prince – Julianne MacLean
My Lady Rival – Ashley March
Lyon’s Bride – Cathy Maxwell
The Taming of the Rogue – Amanda McCabe
Lady Priscilla’s Shameful Secret – Christine Merrill
The Borgia Mistress – Sara Poole (Historical Fiction)
No Longer a Gentleman – Mary Jo Putney
Crystal Gardens – Amanda Quick (Paranormal)
The Saint Who Stole My Heart – Stefanie Sloane
Beguiling the Beauty – Sherry Thomas
A Texan’s Honor – Kate Welsh


Sweet Spot – Kate Angell
The Cottage at Glass Beach – Heather Barbieri (Women’s Fiction)
The Fireman Who Loved Me – Jennifer Bernard
Ties That Bind – Marie Bostwick (Women’s Fiction)
Sunrise Point – Robyn Carr
A Land More Kind Than Home – Wiley Cash (Women’s Fiction)
The Good Father – Diane Chamberlain (Women’s Fiction)
Sizzle in the City – Wendy Etherington
Coming Up for Air – Karen Foley
Larkspur Road – Jill Gregory
Somebody to Love – Kristan Higgins
Not Just Friends – Kate Hoffmann
The Uninvited Guests – Sadie Jones (Historical, Women’s Fiction)
Bringing Home a Bachelor – Karen Kendall
The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service – Beth Kendrick (Women’s Fiction)
Northern Fires – Jennifer LaBrecque
Arranged – Catherine McKenzie (Women’s Fiction)
I Couldn’t Love You More – Jillian Medoff (Women’s Fiction)
Deadline – Fern Michaels (Women’s Fiction)
Karma – Carly Phillips
The Devil Has Dimples – Pepper Phillips
Melt Into You – Lisa Plumley
The Last Boyfriend – Nora Roberts
The Reverend’s Wife – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Women’s Fiction)
Her Man Advantage – Joanne Rock
Barefoot in the Sand – Roxanne St. Claire
The Shoemaker’s Wife – Adriana Trigiani (Historical, Women’s Fiction)
Overseas – Beatriz Williams (Women’s Fiction)
Kiss the Bride – Deirdre Martin, Christie Ridgway, & Laura Florand
Reckless – Cydney Rax, Niobia Bryant, & Grace Octavia 


The Selection – Kiera Cass (Futuristic)
Gilt – Katharine Longshore (Historical)
Thumped – Megan McCafferty (Futuristic)
Fated – Alyson Noël (Paranormal)
Unraveling – Elizabeth Norris (Sci-Fi)
Hemlock – Kathleen Peacock (Paranormal)
Destined – Aprilynne Pike (Paranormal)
Until I Die – Amy Plum (Paranormal)
Creeping with the Enemy – Kimberly Reid
Insurgent – Veronica Roth (Futuristic)
The Secret Tree – Natalie Standiford
The Temptation – Alisa Valdes (Paranormal) 

Romantic Suspense 

Texas Manhunt – Linda Conrad
Her Hero after Dark – Cindy Dees
It Started That Night – Virna DePaul
When She Wasn’t Looking – HelenKay Dimon
Obsession – Carol Ericson
Secret Agenda – Paula Graves
Twisted – Laura Griffin
Private Security – Mallory Kane
Midnight Rescue – Elle Kennedy
Beautiful Sacrifice – Elizabeth Lowell
Under Fire – Catherine Mann
The Marine Next Door – Julie Miller
Run Wild – Lorie O’Clare
Colby Law – Debra Webb
The Perfect Outsider – Loreth Anne White 


A Wolf’s Heart – Vivi Anna
Embrace of the Damned – Anya Bast
Heart of Brass – Kate Cross (Steampunk)
The Witch Thief – Lori Devoti
Warrior – Kristina Douglas
Warrior Enchanted – Addison Fox
Kiss of Pride – Sandra Hill
The Shifter – Jean Johnson
The Danger that is Damion – Lisa Renee Jones
Where there’s Smoke – Karen Kelley
Born of Silence – Sherrilyn Kenyon
All for You – Lynn Kurland
Sparks Fly – Katie MacAlister
Coveted – Shawntelle Madison
Into the Dreaming – Karen Marie Moning
The Claimed – Caridad Piñeiro
Obsidian Flame – Caris Roane
Under a Vampire Moon – Lynsay Sands
Wicked Road to Hell – Juliana Stone
On the Prowl – Christine Warren
Hunted – Rebecca Zanetti 

Urban Fantasy 

Lies & Omens – Lyn Benedict
Summoning the Night – Jenn Bennett
Deadly Descendant – Jenna Black
The Minority Council – Kate Griffin
Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris
Under Suspicion – Hannah Jayne
The Prophet – Amanda Stevens
Wishful Thinking – Gabi Stevens
Dark Magic – James Swain 

Erotica/Erotic Romance 

Sevin – Elizabeth Amber (Paranormal)
The Girl’s Guide to (Man)Hunting – Jessica Clare
Captivated – Lauren Dane
An Ordinary Girl – Barbara Elsborg
In Her Bed – Jan Springer
Lustfully Ever After – Multi-author anthology


  1. So many great books that i've been missed..
    Laura Griffin's Twisted sounds good, Insurgent – Veronica Roth too..

    haven't read any of new releases..wish i could get new books soon *wink*

    1. I hope you're able to get some new books soon, mariska. It sure is a great feeling!

  2. I am always so behind in my reading because there are always so many great new books coming out. A few books I am looking forward to are Beguiling the Beauty, Twisted and Somebody to Love.

    1. Maureen, I am severely behind on my reading, too. I have two stacks of books--one for review and one for pleasure. The latter stack is huge!!!

  3. I haven't read any yet.

    I'd love to read Stephanie Sloane, Kristan Higgens, Mary Balogh, Ashley March, Amelia Grey, Nora Roberts, Catherine Mann, Kate Hoffman, Rocki St Claire, Carly Phillips, Kate Angell....

  4. May releases are fantastic! I'm reading new Amanda Quick at the moment, and very much looking forward to new Sherry Thomas and Lyn Benedict books ;)

    1. Aren't they?? Next month looks to be a fantastic month, too!

  5. It cannot be May. I may as well just take note of the entire list.

    1. Tell me about it, marybelle. I'd swear my kids just started school!

  6. I don’t have as many books on my list for May as I did for April, but there are a couple of best of 2012 among those I have read. I've already read The Proposal – Mary Balogh, Lyon’s Bride – Cathy Maxwell, No Longer a Gentleman – Mary Jo Putney, Beguiling the Beauty – Sherry Thomas, Sunrise Point – Robyn Carr, The Good Father – Diane Chamberlain, Somebody to Love – Kristan Higgins, The Last Boyfriend – Nora Roberts, Barefoot in the Sand – Roxanne St.Claire, and Overseas – Beatriz Williams

    Already on my Kindle or on my TBB list are Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal – Grace Burrowes, Too Tempting to Resist – Cara Elliott, My Lady Rival – Ashley March, Lady Priscilla’s Shameful Secret – Christine Merrill, CrystalGardens – Amanda Quick, The Saint Who Stole My Heart – Stefanie Sloane, Ties That Bind – Marie Bostwick, The Shoemaker’s Wife – Adriana Trigiani, and Twisted – Laura Griffin.

    1. Janga, how did you like the start of Cathy Maxwell's new series?

  7. May looks like it will be a delicious month of reading!! With spring here, it's time to sit outside to enjoy the new flowers, birds, trees budding and a new book. Who could ask for more?

    1. I agree, Connie!! Though, it's already starting to feel like summer in my neck of the woods. Lol

  8. I'm reading Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas right now. She's always a terrific read. My library had The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts and The Proposal by Mary Balogh, so those are next up.

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Kim. Between you and Janga, I'm going to add Sherry's book to my list!

  9. Mary Balogh's The Proposal is at the top for me! Woohoo! I so love her books.

    1. I haven't read a Mary Balogh book in a long time, RhiRowland. I may have to rectify that!

  10. I've read Stefanie Sloane's Saint Who Stole My Heart and realy enjoyed it!! I finished The Last Boyfriend last night and loved it! (Yes, will be messaging you shortly :) ) Have heard great things about Sherry Thomas's new book. Also can't wait for the new Smythe-Smith book coming out at the end of the month! :) (Though it's technically a June release I think).

    1. Got your message, Lisa. I'll respond when I have time later today or tomorrow. I have a lot to say!! LOL! Yes, I'm looking forward to JQ's next month!

  11. I read Captivated by Lauren Dane and LOVED it. I am looking forward to reading HelenKay Dimon's latest Harlequin Intrigue. I've read all of her other Intrigues and always enjoyed them.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

    1. Stacie, Lauren Dane is constantly blessed by the cover gods, isn't she?? :)

  12. I just finished Redeeming the Rogue by Donna MacMeans - very good. I've got so many in my tbr pile it's ridiculous but I still can't stop getting more lol. I found a new author to me that I enjoyed so much that I recently bought all her books. I had read 4 and found 4 more. The author is Kathryne Kennedy. I need to live a couple lifetimes to read everything I want (and of course there would be that many more lol).


    1. I know the feeling, catslady! I can't help but keep buying, and buying....

  13. Looking forward to Lauren Dane,The Good Father,and Debra Webb I have some of the books on the list already and am trying to get to them...


  14. I'm looking forward to The Saint Who Stole My Heart and The Selection.


    1. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know, bn100!

  15. I haven't read any of the new releases yet, but I have Shawntelle's debut "Coveted" in my tbr pile.

  16. My TBR pile is scary and I have yet to read any of the May releases. So many seem to be a great book to pick up but I think the three that stand out most to me are All For You by Lynn Kurland, Kiss of Pride by Sandra Hill, and Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones. This is one of those things like a Lays potato chip where you can't just eat can't just pick one. It was hard enough to narrow it down to three. :)

    1. "This is one of those things like a Lays potato chip where you can't just eat can't just pick one."

      LOL! You have it exactly right, Leah! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  17. This reminds me of a Facebook conversation I was in with some friends this morning! Ther are so many good reads for May, but I'm still trying to catch up with last year! Oh well it's not such a bad problem to have, is it.
    I must read the new Mary Balogh,
    All for You, Be My Prince – Julianne MacLean
    My Lady Rival – Ashley March
    Lyon’s Bride – Cathy Maxwell
    Andso on and so on!

  18. SOUND OF THE HEART by Genevieve Graham is at the top of my list to read. Others are Sunrise Point – Robyn Carr, Twisted – Laura Griffin, All for You – Lynn Kurland, and many more of the historicals. Many good ones again this month.