Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Releases for June

School is out and summer is here! It’s also vacation time! My husband, kids, and I just got home from our very first cruise and we had an absolute blast! (I’ll talk more about that in a later blog.) I was able to get a little reading done on the drive to and from Tampa…but I wasn’t able to read much on the ship. *g* And speaking of reading, it’s time for the June releases! I have read a few June books, such as: Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson, Bedding Lord Ned by Sally MacKenzie, and Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis. I loved them all! I’m about to start A Night Like This by Julia Quinn and am super excited for this next installment of the Smythe-Smith family! I’m also looking forward to Jacked Up by Erin McCarthy and Along Came a Duke by Elizabeth Boyle.

Which June 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 July, happy reading!



Historical

Along Came a Duke – Elizabeth Boyle
Lord of the Black Isle – Elaine Coffman (Time Travel)
If the Slipper Fits – Olivia Drake
The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine – Jayne Fresina
Lady Amelia’s Mess and a Half – Samantha Grace
A Gentleman Undone – Cecilia Grant
The Taming of a Scottish Princess – Karen Hawkins
Her Highness, the Traitor – Susan Higgenbotham (Historical Fiction)
Marriage of Mercy – Carla Kelly
More Than a Stranger – Erin Knightley
My Fair Concubine – Jeannie Lin
Let Love Find You – Johanna Lindsey
The Cassanova Code – Donna MacMeans
Bedding Lord Ned – Sally MacKenzie
Unbuttoning Miss Hardwick – Deb Marlowe
One Naughty Night – Laurel McKee
The King’s Concubine – Anne O’Brien (Historical Fiction)
A Night Like This – Julia Quinn
Conquered by a Highlander – Paula Quinn
The Scarlet Code – Cheryl Ann Smith
Bride of the High Country – Kaki Warner
Unexpected Pleasures – Mary Wine
Weddings Under a Western Sky – Lisa Plumley, Elizabeth Lane, Kate Welsh 

Contemporary 

A Place in the Country – Elizabeth Adler (Women’s Fiction)
Unraveling the Past – Beth Andrews
Spring Fever – Mary Kay Andrews (Women’s Fiction)
No Tan Lines – Kate Angell
Just Say Yes – Phillipa Ashley
Hot for Fireman – Jennifer Bernard
Bring Him Home – Karina Bliss
A Life Rebuilt – Jean Brashear
Mistress, Inc. – Niobia Bryant (Women’s Fiction)
Great-Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells – Lisa Cach (Women’s Fiction)
Suddenly Sexy – Susanna Carr
Charmed by His Love – Janet Chapman
Helen of Troy – Tess Collins (Women’s Fiction)
Happily Ever After – Harriet Evans (Women’s Fiction)
Porch Lights – Dorothea Benton Frank (Women’s Fiction)
Rescue Me – Rachel Gibson
Wife 22 – Melanie Gideon (Women’s Fiction)
The Only Man for Her – Kristi Gold
The Book of Summers – Emylia Hall (Women’s Fiction)
One Good Friend Deserves Another – Lisa Verge Higgins (Women’s Fiction)
Courting Justice – Brenda Jackson
Blazing Midsummer Nights – Leslie Kelly
Cowboy Crazy – Joanne Kennedy
Navy Rules – Geri Krotow
Summer Days – Susan Mallery
The Meryl Streep Movie Club – Mia March (Women’s Fiction)
Jacked Up – Erin McCarthy
Gilded Age – Claire McMillan (Women’s Fiction)
Tumbleweeds – Leila Meacham (Women’s Fiction)
Big Sky Country – Linda Lael Miller
Head Over Heels – Rain Mitchell (Women’s Fiction)
God Don’t Make No Mistakes – Mary Monroe (Women’s Fiction)
Destiny’s Divas – Victoria Christopher Murray (Women’s Fiction)
Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume VII – Rhonda Nelson & Tawny Weber
Beach Colors – Shelley Noble
Unexpected Family – Molly O’Keefe
When Morning Comes – Francis Ray
The Braddock Boys: Colton – Kimberly Raye
Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale – Lynda Rutledge (Women’s Fiction)
Lucky in Love – Jill Shalvis
Home for the Summer – Mariah Stewart
Falling into Grace – Michelle Stimpson (Women’s Fiction)
No Risk Refused – Cara Summers
Summer Breeze – Nancy Thayer (Women’s Fiction)
Long Road Home – Vicki Lewis Thompson
The Colour of Tea – Hannah Tunnicliffe (Women’s Fiction)
Dog Days – Elsa Watson
Sea Change – Karen White (Women’s Fiction)
Skeleton Women – Mingmei Yip (Women’s Fiction)
Beach Season – Lisa Jackson, Cathy Lamb, Holly Chamberlin, Rosalind Noonan 

YA/Teen 

Dreamless – Josephine Angelini (Paranormal)
Messy – Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Keep Holding On – Susane Colasanti
Dark Frost – Jennifer Estep (Paranormal)
Changeling – Philippa Gregory (Historical, Paranormal)
Arise – Tara Hudson (Paranormal)
A Midsummer’s Nightmare – Kody Keplinger
Dead Reckoning – Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill (Historical, Paranormal)
A Girl Named Digit – Annabel Monaghan
Burning Emerald – Jaime Reed (Paranormal)
This Is Not a Test – Courtney Summers (Paranormal) 

Romantic Suspense 

Vortex – Cherry Adair
Tattooed – Pamela Callow
Bannon Brothers: Honor – Janet Dailey
Shades of Desire – Virna DePaul
Against the Sun – Kat Martin
Danger in Plain Sight – Marta Perry
Diamonds are Truly Forever – Gina Robinson
No One Left to Tell – Karen Rose
Darkness Becomes Her – Jaime Rush
Thriller 3: Love is Murder – Multi-author anthology 

Paranormal 

His Dark Embrace – Amanda Ashley
When Passion Lies – J.K. Beck
Accidentally Dead, Again – Dakota Cassidy
Chaos Burning – Lauren Dane
Undead and Unstable – MaryJanice Davidson
All That Falls – Kimberly Frost
Seeker of Shadows – Nancy Gideon
Midnight’s Master – Donna Grant
Inhale – Kendall Grey
Visions of Chains – Regan Hastings
Lethal Rider – Larissa Ione
The Reckoning – Alma Katsu
Messenger’s Angel – Heather Killough-Walden
Devilishly Sexy – Kathy Love
The Enemy’s Kiss – Zandria Munson
Tangle of Need – Nalini Singh
Guardian of the Night – Linda Thomas-Sundstrum
Shadow Bound – Rachel Vincent 

Urban Fantasy 

Nightshifted – Cassie Alexander
Bleeding Out – Jes Battis
Blood of Innocence – Tami Dane
Kiss the Dead – Laurell K. Hamilton
Silver – Rhiannon Held
Cursed – Benedict Jacka
A Blood Seduction – Pamela Palmer
The Taken – Vicki Pettersson
Vengeance Moon – Lee Roland
Blood Kin – M.J. Scott
Blue-Blooded Vamp – Jaye Wells
Hex Appeal – Multi-author anthology 

Erotica/Erotic Romance 

Mine to Hold – Shayla Black
Fascinated – Marissa Day
Canyon Shadows – Vonna Harper
Natural Born Liar – Noire








41 comments:

  1. I love cruises. I really like "Lucky in Love," too. I'm so looking forward to the next two books in the series "At Last" and "Forever and a Day." I'm also excited about Karen Rose's upcoming release.

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    1. Jane, I'm counting down the days until Jill's next books are released, too! :)

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  2. I have read A Night Like This and The Taming of a Scottish Princess, loved them both. Plan to read Bedding Lord Ned, More Than a Stranger and Candace Camp's A Summer Seduction. Lots of happy summer reading coming up. :)

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    1. Beebs, Bedding Lord Ned was very cute! It was my first Sally MacKenzie book. :)

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  3. I havent read any June releases yet, still working on May's LOL.

    Am currently reading Jill Gregory's Larkspur Road. So many goodies looking forward to getting: Kate Angell - No Tan Lines (read Sweet Spot - loved it), Also have to get Rachel Gibson's new one. Love my contemps. LOL.

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    1. Don't feel bad, Pat. I am so behind, too! I'm not sure if I'll ever catch up. So many books, so little time!

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  4. So many wonderful books! I've read The Taming of a Scottish Princess, The Casanova Code, A Night Like This, Bride of the High Country and Unraveling the Past. Many more are on my to be read list!

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    1. Oh, PJ, I really need to read one of Kaki's books! One of these days... ;-)

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  5. Andrea, I look forward to your cruise blog and pics.

    My reading usually runs ahead of release dates on a number of books, and so I’ve already read the following:
    A Gentleman Undone – Cecilia Grant
    The King’s Concubine – Anne O’Brien
    A Night Like This – Julia Quinn
    Bride of the High Country – Kaki Warner
    Unraveling the Past – Beth Andrews
    Bring Him Home – Karina Bliss
    A Life Rebuilt – Jean Brashear
    Rescue Me – Rachel Gibson
    Summer Days – Susan Mallery
    Unexpected Family – Molly O’Keefe
    Home for the Summer – Mariah Stewart
    Sea Change – Karen White

    These are either on my Kindle or in my print TBR stack or, in a couple of cases, on reserve at the library:
    Along Came a Duke – Elizabeth Boyle
    Marriage of Mercy – Carla Kelly
    The Cassanova Code – Donna MacMeans
    Unbuttoning Miss Hardwick – Deb Marlowe
    Spring Fever – Mary Kay Andrews
    Charmed by His Love – Janet Chapman
    Porch Lights – Dorothea Benton Frank
    Navy Rules – Geri Krotow
    The Meryl Streep Movie Club – Mia March
    Lucky in Love – Jill Shalvis
    Summer Breeze – Nancy Thayer
    Long Road Home – Vicki Lewis Thompson

    But today I'm reading, in snatches of time stolen from must-do-today stuff, a June 26 release: Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt.

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    1. Janga, you'll have to let me know what you think of Thief of Shadows. I am SO looking forward to it! I adore Elizabeth Hoyt's books. :)

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  6. eek -- so many where to start ;)

    Along Came a Duke – Elizabeth Boyle
    The Taming of a Scottish Princess – Karen Hawkins
    Let Love Find You – Johanna Lindsey
    Bedding Lord Ned – Sally MacKenzie
    Conquered by a Highlander – Paula Quinn
    Devil's Gate -- Thea Harrison
    Seeker of Shadows – Nancy Gideon

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    1. "eek -- so many where to start ;)"

      That's exactly my thought when I type up these lists each month, gamistress!

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  7. I have one heck of a list I really need and want to dive into!

    These are some of the books on my TBR ~

    Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas
    Lyon's Bride by Cathy Maxwell
    My Lady Rival by Ashley March
    The Saint Who Stole My Heart by Stefanie Sloane
    Invitation to Scandal by Bronwen Evans
    Conquered by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
    Temptation and Twilight by Charlotte Featherstone
    Unexpected Pleasures by Mary Wine
    If the Slipper Fits by Olivia Drake

    Whew.....that's about all I can handle for now, but I will sacrifice myself and definitely read more!! :-D

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    1. LOL, Dalila! A sacrifice in the name of romance novels. ;-)

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  8. Ooops...I can't believe I forgot this book, she's one of my favorite authors!! Karen Ranney.....her new book A SCANDALOUS SCOT will be released by the end of June, I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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    1. That one will be on my list for July books, I guarantee it. ;-)

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  9. I haven't read any of these yet, but there are quite a few I'd like to read. Topping my list is Julia Quinn's A Night LIke This. I also want the new releases by Rachel Gibson, Jill Shalvis and Laurell K. Hamilton

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    1. I think JQ tops quite a few people's list!

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  10. I havent read any of those yet. Would love the Chapman, Miller or Gibson books.

    Gmapeony@yahoo.com

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    1. I hope you're able to get your hands on them!

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  11. I haven't read any of these yet. I'm looking forward to Lethal Rider and Tangle of Need.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. SO many call to me. :) I think the one who's pulled at my inner self the most is The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien. I was lucky enough to get to read an ARC of A Scandalous Scot by Karen Ranney and I LOVED it! There were parts that had me busting with laughter and following these two was such a wonderful journey. Morgan has some major trust issues and Jean is just the one to break through them. This was a fun read and will pull at your heartstrings too. Yep, Morgan and Jean are cozy in that special place of my heart that favorite characters go.

    My daughter got married on the 26th and they went on a cruise to the Bahamas and it was her first cruise. She loved it and I think she has been bitten by the "Cruise Bug" because they are already planning one for next year. I can't wait to hear about yours. I've always wanted to take one.

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    1. I'm a Karen Ranney fan too, Leah. Looking forward to getting a copy of A SCANDALOUS SCOT!

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  13. So many books, so little time......... LOL I have read The Taming of a Scottish Princess – Karen Hawkins, and A Night Like This - Julia Quinn. I am determined to get Along Came a Duke – Elizabeth Boyle, Let Love Find You – Johanna Lindsey, The Cassanova Code – Donna MacMeans, Bedding Lord Ned – Sally MacKenzie, Unbuttoning Miss Hardwick – Deb Marlowe, Charmed by His Love – Janet Chapman, Rescue Me – Rachel Gibson, and Summer Days – Susan Mallery. I am also anxious to read Bane - Trish Milburn, I read the first in the series White Witch and could not wait to get Bane.

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    1. Lots of my favorites on that list too, Dianna.

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  14. I just got turned on to Historical romance esp. Regencies--right now I am reading "The Heir" by Grace Burrowes and it just blows me away. I was a contemporary fan until a few weeks ago but now I don't really know what I saw in them. I am probably in a mood to escape reality but I can't see myself going for Paranormal, ever! I want something with one foot in reality.

    Please enter me in your giveway and I hope to win somethong "HR"

    annfesATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hi Soft Fuzzy Sweater! Welcome to the Romance Dish! You'll find lots of historical romance suggestions here.

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  15. Andrea, The hubby and I are toying with taking our two teens on a cruise in the next year or two so I'll be anxious to hear how yours went.

    I'm looking forward to lots of books in the coming weeks, but a little anxious I'm just not going to have time to read them all. LOL The ones that top my list are THIEF OF SHADOWS by Elizabeth Hoyt and BRIDE OF THE HIGH COUNTRY by Kaki Warner. I have JQ's newest and Carla Kelly's newest waiting on my TBR pile, along with those unread from May!

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    1. BRIDE OF THE HIGH COUNTRY was another hit for me and THIEF OF SHADOWS has been on my to buy list for some time.

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  16. A cruise sounds wonderful!! I'm looking forward to hearing about yours!

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  17. I took a cruise many, many years ago and it was my favorite vacation! As to new books - I have so many I want to read but I recently started an author's backlist so that will keep me busy this month - a nice busy lol.

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  18. Wow what a great list, can't wait to get Kaki Warners book.

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    1. Kaki Warner hit my auto-buy list with her first book and continues to solidify her place on the list with each book she publishes.

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  19. Can't wait for Erin books love the race seires whoo, ty for the giveaway
    Kimh

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  20. The Taming of a Scottish Princess – Karen Hawkins
    Is at the top of my list! But as usual: So many books, so little time.

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  21. I definitely want to read A Night Like This by Julia Quinn.

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  22. An impressive line up. I could just throw a net over the Historical list.

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  23. Hi Andrea,
    So far I have these titles on the floor by my bed in my "to be read" pile or on my Kindle. Not enough time in the day for all the reading I want to do as well as get my writing done. .

    Mine to Hold – Shayla Black - Have read all of Shayla's books in this series. Love them.

    Vortex – Cherry Adair - Same with the Cutter Cay series--Love Cherry Adair!

    Lucky in Love – Jill Shalvis - I was intrigued with this series so I had to buy the first ones and they are on the list ahead of this one.

    Summer Days – Susan Mallery - can't say enough great things about Susan and her books! I discovered her "late in the game" but quickly made up for lost time. I think I have read every book she's written...well, maybe... anyway, the Fool's Gold series is delightful.

    Rescue Me – Rachel Gibson - I have enjoyed all of the books I have read by Rachel Gibson. The series about the hockey players, especially.

    I am currently reading Nancy Gideon's Seeker of Shadows! I am enjoying it very much. I have liked all of the books in her paranormal season. Nancy lives in my town and we are in the same RWA local chapter, MMRWA. She's a great gal. I'm so happy to see her success with these books.

    Happy reading!
    Anne

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  24. Julia Quinn, Karen Hawkins, VLT, Kaki Warner, Rachel Gibsen, Deb Marlowe, Jill Shalvis,Kat Martin, Elizabeth Boyle, Sherry Thomas, Ashley arsh... the list goes on. So many great books!!

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  25. I would wholeheartedly recommend the following new releases in each category:
    Lucky in Love-Jill Shalvis
    Sea Change-Karen White
    Summer Days-Susan Mallery
    The Taming of a Scottish Princess-Karen Hawkins
    A Night Like This-Julia Quinn
    Mine To Hold- Shayla Black
    A Blood Seduction-Pamela Palmer
    Midnight's Master-Donna Grant
    The Reckoning-Alma Katsu
    No One Left To Tell-Karen Rose
    Darkness Becomes Her-Jayme Rush
    Arise-Tara Hudson

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