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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Make Your Reservations!


It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for December! Here are a few of the ones we are looking forward to in the last month of this year. Are any of these upcoming books on your list? If so, which ones? If not, which books are on your list?


What an Earl Wants
By Kasey Michaels

Gideon Redgrave, eldest child of the late Earl of Saltwood, refuses to be humbled by the scandal that once tore his family apart. He's built his life in London society around one rule: trust no one. So the last thing he wants is to play guardian and role model to a headstrong boy…or to engage in a battle of wills with the boy's spirited half sister, who is fighting Gideon for custody.

Beautiful and bold, young widow Jessica Linden proves to be a formidable and passionate adversary. But the more they lock horns, the more Gideon realizes he'd prefer to have Jessica on his side…and in his arms. Especially now that a new threat—sprung from his father's supposedly defunct secret society—is poised to destroy the Redgraves once and for all.

(Harlequin)


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The Importance of Being Wicked
By Miranda Neville

The rules of society don't apply to Caro and her coterie of bold men and daring women. But when passions flare, even the strongest will surrender to the law of love...
 
Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is, until he sets eyes on the heiress's cousin, easily the least proper woman he's ever met. His devotion to family duty is no defense against the red-headed vixen whose greatest asset seems to be a talent for trouble...

Caroline Townsend has no patience for the oh-so-suitable (and boring) men of the ton. So when the handsome but stuffy duke arrives at her doorstep, she decides to put him to the test. But her scandalous exploits awaken a desire in Thomas he never knew he had. Suddenly Caro finds herself falling for this most proper duke…while Thomas discovers there's a great deal of fun in a little bit of wickedness.

(Avon)


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Finding Home
By Lois Greiman

1 broken down mare
2 baby lambs
3 lost teens And a busted up bronc rider with more balls than brains...

They all add up to trouble in Casie Carmichael's book. She's come back to Hope Springs, South Dakota, with only one thing in mind--selling the family's tumble-down ranch and returning to Sioux Falls and her very practical fiancé. But leaving isn't as easy as she imagined, not when every bedraggled stray in the territory has a homing beam straight to her barn.

Suddenly, angry parents, hairless goats and a former flame's new heat aren't Casie's most pressing problems. Her own mixed-up heart is at the top of the list, and as she throws herself into making a safe haven for her motley crew, she realizes home is a lot closer than she thought.

(Kensington)


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Obsession Wears Opals
By Renee Bernard

Darius Thorne has learned to use his wit and intelligence to strategize a better life for himself. He is the White Knight amidst the small secret circle of Gentlemen known only as the Jaded. The handsome scholar shields his heart by keeping a studied distance from the world…until he rescues a beautiful woman.

Isabel Netherton isn’t merely a damsel in distress. A high born lady of quality unwilling to be a pawn, she is defiantly escaping an abusive husband. But under Darius’s protection she discovers an unexpected champion—a man who teaches her the power of true desire and what it means to be treated like a queen.

However, the law of the land supports her husband’s cruel claim. It will take all of Darius' wit to keep one step ahead of their enemies and protect Isabel. In a deadly game of chess, Darius must defeat the Black Knight and sacrifice himself for his Ivory Queen or forfeit all.

(Berkley)


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King of the Damned
By Juliana Stone

With darkness all around him, the League of Guardians is his only means of redemption...
 
Azaiel, the Fallen, has been given a second chance to atone for the sins of his past. With demons gathering and threatening the League, he must find out if their circle has been breached. What he doesn’t foresee is a woman—a fierce warrior—who will turn his world upside down and awaken his tortured soul.

Rowan James is a powerful witch out to avenge the death of her beloved grandmother, but she needs an ally. Will she be able to trust a man with secrets as dark as the sorrow in his eyes? Loving Rowan means risking salvation and yet Azaiel cannot ignore the hunger burning hot between them—his one last chance at happiness. With danger all around them, will these two desperate souls finally find love in each other . . .or be forever damned?

(Avon)


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How to Deceive a Duke
By Lecia Cornwall

When her stubborn sister runs off the night before her arranged marriage, Meg Lynton hardly hesitates before donning the wedding veil and walking down the aisle herself. It's the only way to save her family from sure destitution. By the time her wealthy groom discovers he has married the wrong sister, it will be too late to annul their vows. And too late for Meg to escape her wifely duty to a man reputed to be a devil in battle and the bedroom...

A bride is the last thing Nicholas Hartley, Duke of Temberlay, wants. Then he sees Meg and realizes that his wedding night will be a great pleasure indeed. But aside from the agreeable business of begetting an heir, Temberlay will never change his wicked ways for a wedding vow—until he discovers Meg's deception, and decides to teach the scheming beauty how to be a proper duchess, kiss by devastating kiss...

(Avon)

24 comments:

  1. I've always been a fan of Renee's historicals.

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    1. Andrea is a fan too, Jane but I haven't read them yet. Still more great books to add to my tbr mountain! ;-)

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  2. On my wishlist for next month - Kasey Michaels, Miranda Neville, Jillian Stone, Cara Elliott and Erin Knightley. *sigh* Soooo many books, woohoo! :D

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    1. I love this new series from Cara Elliott and am looking forward to reading Erin Knightley. I've been hearing good things about her books!

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  3. Great books abound!!

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WICKED tops my list.

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  4. Lecia Cornwall = new author

    The covers are striking! I definitely will look for all of the historicals!

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    1. Lecia Cornwall is one of my favorite new authors. This is her third book.

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  5. The Importance of Being Wicked is so-o-o good. I love to see a stuffy hero meet a heroine who knocks him off his feet and out of his stuffiness. LOL So is Grace Burrowes's The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (December 4), the first in the MacGregor trilogy. Publishers Weekly has already named it one of their five best romances of 2012.

    And I know TRD counts them as January releases, but there are a half-dozen or so post-Christmas releases that will end the romance reading year on a true celebratory note.

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    1. Looking forward to both the Neville and Burrowes books! And I agree with you, that last week of December is going to be a reading delight!

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  6. The Lois Greiman slipped by me, and it sounds like a book I'll really like. I've added it to my list.

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    1. I've always enjoyed her historicals and am looking forward to reading this new contemporary from Greiman. Like you, it sounds right up my reading alley.

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  7. I have Lois Greiman's book already on my tbr list. Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Um, that should be "Me, too, Kathleen!" Lol.

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  8. Definitely looking forward to Miranda Neville's new book! :) I think Stefanie Sloane's new Regency Rogues book comes out next month but may technically be a Jan. release.

    I know you're a big fan of Renee Bernard's Jaded Gentlemen's series, Andrea so will definitely have to check it out!

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    1. I love this series, Lisa! You'll have to let me know if you read it. ;-)

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  9. I would like to read all of the historicals. Will I get to - probably not lol. This is the time of year that I get my least amount of reading due to many family birthdays, all the holidays and parties and preparation and shopping and cooking and cleaning - I need to take a deep breadth lol.

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    1. I am SO with you on that, catslady. I always say I'm going to read more, but always end up reading less this time of year!

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  10. Finding Home sounds wonderful. I can't wait for this one :)

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    1. It does sound wonderful, doesn't it, Na? :)

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  11. looking forward to Miranda's books -- always a good read :)

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  12. They all look like they will be really good reads.

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  13. They all sound wonderful, so many books, so little time. I have been looking forward to Miranda Neville's latest, I do so love an improper heroine.

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