Thursday, September 13, 2012

Make Your Reservations!



It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for October! Aren't we lucky to have such a great selection to choose from every month? 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?





Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed
By Anna Campbell

WILL A WEEK OF SEDUCTION . . .Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic-even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.

. . . SPARK A LIFETIME OF PASSIONATE SURRENDER?

Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?


(Forever)


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How to Capture a Countess
By Karen Hawkins

At seventeen, Rose fell wildly in love with Lord Alton Sinclair, known as Lord Sin for his wicked ways. Stung by his indifference, the starry-eyed girl tried to win an illicit kiss, but then panicked and pushed the notorious rakehell into a fountain. Leaving Lord Sin floating among the lily pads to the mocking laughter of his peers, Rose escaped back to the obscurity of the Scottish countryside.

Six years later, Sin convinces his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe, to invite Rose to her annual house party, where he plans to get revenge by making Rose the laughingstock of polite society. To his astonishment, he finds she has become an alluring woman who threatens to turn the tables on his nefarious plans. Thus Sin and Rose begin an epic battle of the sexes that becomes more passionate at every turn. Eventually, one will have to surrender . . . but to vengeance? Or to love’s deepest passion?


(Pocket)


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The Lady Risks All
By Stephanie Laurens

Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor—until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have.

Miranda Clifford is a lady imprisoned by rigid respectability—until tempted by a passion beyond her power to deny.

Flung together in peril, through danger and intrigue, they discover a love impossible to ignore . . . or keep.

(Avon)


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Hunk for the Holidays
By Katie Lane

Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present . . .

With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn't stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he's not an escort. He's her family's fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .

(Forever)


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His Mistletoe Bride
By Vanessa Kelly

When Major Lucas Stanton inherited his earldom, he never dreamed his property would include the previous earl’s granddaughter. Phoebe Linville is a sparkling American beauty, yes, but with a talent for getting into trouble. Witness the compromising position that forced them into wedlock. Whisked away to Mistletoe Manor, his country estate, it isn’t long before she is challenging his rules—and surprising him in and out of bed…

Phoebe has no intention of bowing to Lucas’s stubbornness even though he offers all that she wants. His kisses and unexpected warmth are enticing, but Phoebe is determined to show the earl of Merritt what real love is all about. And if that takes twelve nights of delicious seduction by a roaring fire, she’s more than willing to reveal her gifts very slowly…
(Zebra)


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Rules to Catch a Devilish Rake
By Suzanne Enoch

SHE BREAKS ALL THE RULES…
Sophia White knows she will never marry into polite society. The illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, she works at the Tantalus Club, a discreet establishment for gentlemen—and her only suitor is a pastor who wants to save her soul. So when Sophia is invited to spend the holidays at the estate of Adam Baswich, the devilishly handsome Duke of Greaves, she is delighted—and determined to enjoy her last nights of freedom before surrendering her hand…

TO CAPTURE A NOBLEMAN’S HEART
Inviting Sophia for Christmas is a daring courtesy on Adam’s part, but he soon finds the pleasure is all his. Sophia is beautiful, courageous, and stubbornly self-sufficient despite her scandalous circumstances—and not at all the kind of woman he could possibly marry. Adam knows he must find a wife by his thirtieth birthday or he will lose his fortune. But can he defy convention—and convince Sophia—to risk it all in the name of true love?

(St. Martin's)

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Sweet Laurel Falls
By RaeAnne Thayne

Spring should bring renewal, but Maura McKnight-Parker cannot escape the past. Still reeling from the loss of one daughter, the former free spirit is thrown for a loop by the return of her older daughter, Sage, and the reappearance of her first love, Sage's father. Jackson Lange never knew his daughter—never even knew that he'd left the love of his life pregnant when he fled their small town—but he has never forgotten Maura.

Now they are all back, but Sage has her own secret, one that will test the fragile bonds of a reunited family. Thrown together by circumstances and dedicated to those they love, Maura and Jackson must learn to move forward and let go of the mistakes of their past for the bright future that awaits them and their friends in Hope's Crossing.

(HQN)


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Season for Surrender
By Theresa Romain

Honor Among Rogues

Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation—for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party—and stay the full, ruinous two weeks. Worse, the lady is Louisa Oliver, a doe-eyed bookworm Xavier finds quite charming. Yet to refuse the challenge is impossible—he will simply have to appoint himself Miss Oliver’s protector…

Mischief Among Misses

Louisa knows her chance for a husband has passed. But she has no desire to retire into spinsterhood without enjoying a few grand adventures first. When Lord Xavier’s invitation arrives, Louisa is more intrigued than insulted. And once inside the rogues’ gallery, she just may have a thing or two to teach her gentlemen friends about daring…

(Zebra)

20 comments:

  1. So many great books, Andrea!

    I've already read Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed, the best in Anna Campbell's career IMO, and I say that as an AC fan from her first book. I've also read and loved His Mistletoe Bride and Season for Surrender and Sweet Laurel Falls. A Notorious Countess Confesses by Julie Anne Long and Tempting the Bride, the conclusion to Sherry Thomas's Fitzhugh trilogy are both wonderful books. I'm still looking forward to a new book from Suzanne Enoch and to more of Debbie Macomber's angels.

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    1. Janga, I am so glad to hear that about Anna's book! She writes with such depth. Cant wait for it! Oh, and JAL's will definitely be on this list next month. She is an author I loved the moment I "found" her with WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE! :)

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  2. Oh my, it is going to be a busy few weeks for me 6 books to add to my tbr pile! My son doesn't recognize me now without a book or kindle in front of my face.

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    1. Hahaha! That could probably be said of a lot of us, Dianna. ;-)

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  3. Yes, I certainly want the books, but I also want those gorgeous gowns.

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    1. I concur, marybelle! They are gorgeous!

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  4. I actually won an ARC of Anna's Seven Nights so very excited to read it! :)

    I'm looking forward to Katharine Ashe's How a Lady Weds a Rogue, Marni Bates's Decked with Holly, Maya Rodale's novella Three Schemes and a Scandal (been DYING for Charlotte's story!) and the last book in her Writing Girls series Seducing Mr. Knightly. (though technically I think it's a Nov. book).

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    1. How exciting, Lisa! I hope you enjoy it! And I knew you'd list Katharine Ashe's book. ;-)

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  5. I still have a few vacation days left to take before the end of the year and after seeing these books I'd better take them in October!

    Be honest now and admit the choice is much to hard to decide which of them to read - so I'll just have to read them ALL!

    How about you? What would you rather do? Work or Read? Yup, I knew you'd agree!

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    1. I hear you, Jeanne! I think most or all of us would agree!

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  6. Anna's is my number one first choice and then all the other historicals and then the rest lol. Is it no wonder I am always behind lol.

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    1. LOL! After Anna's you're not picky, are you, catslady?! :)

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  7. I'm looking forward to The Lady Risks All and Hunk for the Holidays. So many great Christmas-themed books coming soon to get me in the spirit!

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    1. Yes! I have Hunk for the Holidays in my pile and can wait to get to it and into the Christmas mood. :)

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  8. I love the fact you can clearly see his need for her simply through his grip on the cover of Rules To Catch A Devilish Duke. All those historicals are on my wishlist.....sigh.......

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    1. Yes, Leah! And that red dress is gorgeous. :)

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  9. Almost every one of these books is on my list Andrea!

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  10. A great line up of historical books. Sweet Laurel Falls sounds good, too. I'll miss too much of it because we'll be unable to have internet connections for a couple of weeks.

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  11. I am just drooling over HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE and A SEASON FOR SURRENDER. Those are just appetizers. Then, I want to read the rest of them! :-)

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