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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for September! There are a lot of great books coming out. Here are a few of the ones 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 Ugly Duchess
By Eloisa James

How can she dare to imagine he loves her...when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?

Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion.

Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months.

Theo would have given it a lifetime...until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry.

Society was shocked by their wedding...and is scandalized by their separation.
Now James faces the battle of his life, convincing Theo that he loves the duckling who blossomed into the swan.

And Theo will quickly find that, for a man with the soul of a pirate, All's Fair in Love—and War.

(Avon)


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The Last Renegade
By Jo Goodman

SHE HIRED HIM TO PROTECT HER TOWN

As the owner of the Pennyroyal Saloon and Hotel, Lorraine Berry is privy to almost everything that goes on in Bitter Springs, Wyoming—including the bloodshed plaguing its citizens. With all of the good men dying at the hands of a local rancher and his three sons, Raine hires a shootist to be the town’s protector. But her handsome new employee is more than a hired hand; he’s a man who keeps his guns close and his secrets closer.

BUT NOTHING COULD PROTECT HER HEART

After a chance encounter on a train, Kellen Coltrane travels to the Pennyroyal to carry out a dying man’s last wish. But once he meets the hotel’s fiery-haired proprietor, Coltrane finds himself assuming the role of the shootist’s accomplice and agrees to protect Bitter Springs. And as he learns more about Raine’s own tragedy, Coltrane can’t deny his growing desire for the courageous widow, or the urge to protect her from the threat that draws near…
(Berkley)


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Nightingale Way
By Emily March
Dark, brooding Jack Davenport hides his secrets well, never telling his wife about the dangers of his job, never sharing his thoughts or worries...never sharing himself. After tragedy strikes, their marriage shatters. Now a threat to Catherine Blackburn's life brings her back into his--and gives them a second chance.

A reporter whose most recent investigation has ignited a national controversy and put her in harm's way, Cat thinks she can handle herself. So when Jack grabs her off the street and sweeps her to his home above Eternity Springs, she's furious.

In the warm sanctuary of the Eternity Springs community, Jack and Cat face the heartache that drove them apart. But can they find the courage to pick up the pieces of a shattered love?
(Ballantine)


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A Lady by Midnight
By Tessa Dare
A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making...

After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove—but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiancé. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?

Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate's happiness. He wants what's best for her, and he knows it's not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It's the toughest battle of this hardened warrior's life...and the first he seems destined to lose.

(Avon)



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Courting Carolina
By Janet Chapman

While building a wilderness trail for a new five-star resort in Spellbound Falls, underachieving playboy Alec MacKeage rescues a beautiful woman who is being chased by kidnappers and agrees to let her hide out with him for a few days. But when those days stretch past a week, Alec finds himself fighting his attraction to the mysterious Jane Smith—despite knowing the woman isn’t who she claims to be. Then again, neither is he…

On the run from her own life, Jane is really Carolina Oceanus—and she’ll do anything to avoid the six ancient-minded men her father has brought to Maine to vie for her hand in marriage. But as the maddening competition heats up, Carolina realizes that she’ll have to come clean to Alec, the seductive loner who’s managed to capture her heart…

(Jove)



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Loving Lady Marcia
By Kieran Kramer

Marcia gets schooled…
Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.

on the subject of love.
A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?

(St. Martin's Press)



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Playing to Win
By Jaci Burton

Someone’s going to have to let down their guard…

Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases—on the field and off. He parties hard and fights harder, but if he doesn’t clean up his act, his career is over—so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover consultant Savannah Brooks. He’s not used to being told what to do, especially by some (admittedly hot) Southern belle. As for Savannah, she’s not convinced she can transform this cocky (and aggressively sexy) force of nature. But she’s determined to give it her best shot.

When the sparks start to fly, Savannah lays down the ground rules: no personal complications. If she can turn off the tingle she feels every time Cole gives her a hot stare with his gorgeous baby blues, he can turn off his desire as well. But for two people determined to have it all, a hands-off policy can only last so long before one of them yields.
(Berkley)


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Silver Mine
By Vivian Arend
Life in isolation is the safest place for Chase Johnson, a crossbreed who doesn’t know which form he’ll assume next—cougar or wolf. Once a year, his unelected position as spokesman for the Yukon outcasts forces him to visit civilization. This time he runs across someone unexpected. She’s not his mate, but she pushes all the right buttons.

It’s taken years for Shelley Bradley to gather the courage to return to her home pack. In spite of being the lowest of the low—a shifter who can’t shift—she’s determined to make a place for herself as the Whitehorse locals’ new vet-slash-doctor.

There’s definite electricity between her and Chase, but sex with fellow shifters and the inherent mind games got old a long time ago. Ignoring him seems best. When he shows up at her office with a wound that won’t heal, she’s stuck—yet drawn to solve this medical mystery.

As they journey deep into outcast territory in search of answers, their powerful sexual attraction crumbles her resistance. But time is of the essence. If a cure can’t be found before his human and cougar succumb to his injury, he—and others like him—will die.

(Samhain)



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A Study in Seduction
By Nina Rowan

A HEART DIVIDED

The lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one challenge she can't top? Managing the most infuriating man she's ever encountered.

Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one-of-a-kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia. The gentlemanly thing to do would be to simply return it. But Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be...

A LOVE UNEQUALED

What begins as a playful wager quickly escalates. As their sizzling attraction grows, even Lydia can't account for the feelings Alexander arouses with his smile, or the fire he ignites with his touch. But when a dark family secret is suddenly thrown into the equation, it just might divide them forever...

(Forever)

26 comments:

  1. Tessa Dare, Kieran Kramer, Eloisa James and Nina Rowan are on the wishlist. Also Caroline Linden's The Way to a Duke's Heart, Charlie's story. Some great reading coming up. :)

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    1. I've read the Tessa Dare and Eloisa James books and they are awesome! The others are on my list. You're right, Beebs. Some great reading coming up! October looks just as good too, with a new book from Anna Campbell along with other favorites. :)

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  2. The Last Renegade and Courting Carolina both sounds really good!

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    1. I'll be picking up both. Jo Goodman and Janet Chapman are longtime favorites.

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  3. I have been waiting patiently for Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Janet Chapman's new releases. I like the sound of Nina Rowan's as well.

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    1. I've been hearing good buzz about Nina Rowan's.

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  4. jaci burton and eloisa james are on the wish list already. the others.. temping, tempting..

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    1. If I didn't already love this series by Jaci Burton, the cover of this newest one would be enough to sell me, sienny!! ;-)

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    2. true! that's one yummy abs.

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  5. looking forward to Tessa's newest :D

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  6. Great list Andrea and PJ! :)

    I can't wait to read Eloisa's Ugly Duchess, and I'm also looking forward to Caroline Linden's The Way to a Duke's Heart, not the least of which is because both of these books will be part of Avon's Kiss and Teal campaign for ovarian cancer research and awareness. Anna Randol's new book will be out next month as well, which I am looking forward to reading as well. (It's also a Kiss and Teal book too I think).

    And of course, I absolutely can't wait until Tessa's A Lady By Midnight releases but at this point I think that goes without saying! :D (And yes, ALBM is yet another Kiss and Teal book!)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I love that Avon is doing the Kiss and Teal campaign again this year! If I weren't already planning to buy the books, that would certainly sway me. :)

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  7. The James and Dare books are high on my list. Lots of great reading ahead!

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    1. There sure is! We are truly blessed in the romance community. :-)

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  8. I'm looking forward to all the historicals first but I don't think there's a book on your list that I wouldn't want to read!

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  9. I've read and enjoyed the books by James, March, Dare, Kramer, and Rowan, and I'm really looking forward to the new Goodman.

    August 28 will offer a bonanza for romance readers. In addition to the Chapman, Dare, James, Kramer, and Rowan, which are all 8/28 releases, new books from Christie Craig, Jude Deveraux, Caroline Linden, Pamela Morsi, Brenda Novak, Anna Randol, Susan Wiggs, and Sherryl Woods also release on that date. And that's just authors on my TBR/TBB list. I'm sure there are others.

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    1. Jo Goodman's is up next for me, Janga. I can't wait to start it!

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  10. Another great month to look forward to. :) I try not to wish my life away but there are times when I know a good book is coming that I find myself doing just that. Wishing the next month would hurry and arrive.

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  11. I'm looking forward to Nina Rowan's book.

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  12. Looking forward to several of these books.

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  13. There are several must haves in this group.

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  14. I've read Eloisa's latest and loved it. I think it's her best fairy tale in the series so far.
    Nina Rowan's debut, "A Study in Seduction" is one of the best books by a new author I've ever had the pleasure to read.
    I can't wait to read Tessa Dare's latest and so many more of the September releases!

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  15. They all look wonderful. I am especially looking forward to reading Kieran Kramer's, "Loving Lady Marcia." How can you resist the covers of her novels and that impish look in the heroine's eyes? ;-)

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