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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Make Your Reservations!



It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for March! Here are a few of the romances 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?




Lord of Darkness
By Elizabeth Hoyt

WHEN STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head-and realizes she is his wife . . .

BECOME LOVERS . . .

Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles-the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be-and so much more . . .

DESIRE IS THE ULTIMATE DANGER

When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can't keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth-that the Ghost is her husband-the game is up and the players must surrender . . . to the temptation that could destroy them both.

(Grand Central)


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The Conquest of Lady Cassandra
By Madeline Hunter

HER PRIDE.
HIS PREJUDICE.
THEIR PASSION.


As headstrong as she is beautiful, Lady Cassandra Vernham defied convention when she refused to marry the man who had compromised her. Now, estranged from her family, Cassandra struggles to make ends meet. A recent auction of her jewels has brought her a modicum of relief, but one of the most valuable lots was never paid for by the highest bidder: handsome, rakish Viscount Ambury. Cassandra needs that money badly, and not to buy a new hat.

Ambury has only to look at Cassandra to begin imagining her in his bed… He has not settled that outstanding debt for a reason. He suspects that the expensive baubles were stolen, perhaps even by Cassandra herself. Erotic fantasies about her notwithstanding, the vixen is not to be trusted, for she has already destroyed his good friend—the man she refused to marry who later lost his life in a duel, which Ambury suspects was fought over Cassandra. But nothing is as it seems…

As the seductive lord and the scandalous beauty are drawn together, the passion that flares between them will illuminate shocking secrets that will change both their lives forever…
 
(Jove)
 
 
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Bungalow Nights
By Christie Ridgway
 
Combat medic Vance Smith made a promise to a fallen officer: to treat the man's young daughter to an idyllic vacation at Beach House No. 9. One month, some sun and surf, a "helmet list" of activities to check off and Vance will move on. But the "little girl" he's expecting turns out to be a full-grown woman. With silky hair, big brown eyes and smelling sweetly of the cupcakes she makes for her mobile bakery, Layla Parker is irresistible. And Vance shouldn't lay a finger on her. Honor—and one heck of a scarred heart—says so.

To Layla, Vance is a hero who was injured trying to save her father's life. She intends to spend their month of lazy days and warm nights taking very good care of the gorgeous soldier—inside and out….

(HQN)


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Surprising Lord Jack
By Sally MacKenzie

Frances Hadley has managed her family's estate for years. So why can't she request her own dowry? She'll have to go to London herself and knock some sense into the men interfering in her life. With the nonsense she's dealt with lately, though, there's no way she's going as a woman. A pair of breeches and a quick chop of her red curls, and she'll have much less to worry about. . .

Jack Valentine, third son of the famous Duchess of Love, is through being pursued by pushy young ladies. One particularly determined miss has run him out of his own house party. Luckily the inn has one bed left--Jack just has to share with a rather entertaining red-headed youth. Perhaps the two of them should ride to London together. It will make a pleasant escape from his mother's matchmaking melodrama!

(Zebra)


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The Last Debutante
By Julia London

Who is the captive and who is the captor? When a sexy laird holds a spirited English lady for ransom, she turns the tables and steals his heart.

The last person Daria Babcock expects to find in her grandmother’s home is a brawny, naked Highlander. She doesn’t buy Mamie’s explanation about finding the poor man shot in the woods. Nor does she trust the gorgeous laird, who insists his own memory fails him. But Daria came to Scotland looking for adventure and romance, and after the intriguing stranger kidnaps her, she gets her wish—and so much more. . .

(Pocket)


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The Heart of a Hero
By Janet Chapman

Originally from the ancient mythical island of Atlantis, Nicholas has spent the last year deep in the mountains of Maine, serving as Director of Security for the Nova Mare and Inglenook resorts. Fully embracing his life in the twenty-first century, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a trouble-prone employee, and is determined to keep her safe.

The last thing Julia Campbell needs is a man with a hero complex, especially one as handsome and imposing as Nicholas. All she has to do is keep it together until her younger sister turns eighteen, and then she can focus on her own life. But strange things have been happening at the resort—and it’s Nicholas who keeps coming to her rescue. When Nicholas is suddenly the one in trouble, Julia realizes he’s not quite what he seems—and that she’ll do anything to help the man who’s stolen her heart…

(Jove)


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The Duke Diaries
By Sophia Nash

Six Regency heroes—One royal hangover

After a royal bachelor party of the century, Lady Verity Fitzroy wakes up to find her brother's archenemy, Rory Lennox, the Duke of Abshire, in her bed. While Rory has always fascinated her, nothing can convince her to marry this rake even though her reputation is in peril. Indeed, there are far graver worries that plague her. If she is unmasked as the author of the infamous Duke Diaries, no one can save her . . . not even the man of her dreams.

Though he has known Verity since she was still in the schoolroom, Rory never imagined her to be such a spitfire! Which only makes the challenge of winning her hand more intriguing. Never mind that he has no interest in a wife. But when this secret war hero discovers the root of Verity's horrendous troubles, he realizes he must face down his greatest fears not only to save her . . . but to win her hand and her heart.

(Avon)


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Dusk with a Dangerous Duke
By Alexandra Hawkins

They were children when the Duke of Huntsley was introduced to Lady Grace Kearly. The young duke—nicknamed “Hunter”—took one look at his future bride and thought only of escaping his responsibilities to his family. Marriage was for grown-ups and Hunter still had years of skirt-chasing ahead of him. But now the time has come for Hunter to heed the call: if this Lord of Vice hopes to keep all of his inheritance, he’ll have to claim his long-neglected betrothed…

With her twenty-first birthday approaching, Lady Grace dreads the thought of marrying the duke she has met only once—especially since he’s grown into a notorious rake who will probably beget his heir and abandon her in the country while he pursues fresh game in London. So when Lady Grace coolly decides to call the wedding off, even Hunter is surprised by his refusal to let her go. Suddenly, the notion of claiming and taming this green-eyed beauty is one challenge he cannot resist…

(St. Martin's)


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Thrown by a Curve
By Jaci Burton

She thinks she knows this player—but he has a few surprise moves.
 
For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man.

Right now, the only demand he’s making on Alicia is that she get him ready to pitch in time for opening day. Except the sexual chemistry between them is so charged, Alicia’s tempted to oblige Garrett just about anything. But both their careers are at stake—one bad move and it’s game over for both of them.

Garrett also feels the hot sparks between them, and the way he figures it, what better therapy is there than sex? Now all he has to do is convince the woman with the power to make the call.

(Berkley)


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What Happens in Scotland
By Jennifer McQuiston

She Woke Up Married
 
When Lady Georgette Thorold awoke she saw . . . her corset hanging from the armoire . . . a very handsome, very naked Scotsman lying beside her . . . and a wedding ring on her finger!
Before the attractive stranger can tell her his name, Georgette does the only sensible thing—she runs for it.

Little does she know, James MacKenzie isn't clear on what happened the night before either. All he knows is that his money is missing and the stunning woman who just ran from the room is either his wife or a thief . . . or possibly both.

What happens in Scotland when two complete strangers fall madly, deeply in love?

(Avon)


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The Earl Is Mine
By Kieran Kramer

Handsome, charismatic, and on the verge of becoming a successful architect, Gregory Sherwood, Lord Westdale, could have just about any woman he wants. So why rush to marry? So far there’s only been one woman he’s ever truly loved. But that was before she had a secret affair with his best friend…with the help of an unwitting accomplice named Lady Pippa Harrington.

Pippa may not have acted in her old friend Gregory’s best interests, but she’s always believed that the heart sets its own rules. This is why Pippa must escape her arranged marriage—fast—by fleeing to Paris, where she hopes to pursue her artistic passions. To do so, Pippa will need all the help she can get—from Gregory, the one man she isn’t sure she can trust…or resist…

(St. Martin's)

22 comments:

  1. I love sports romances, so I'm definitely looking forward to Thrown by a Curve. Right now I'm reading Beach House No.9 and excited about book 2 in the series Bungalow Nights.

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    1. I enjoy sports romances, too, Jane. And I love this series by Jaci Burton. :)

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  2. The Earl Is Mine By Kieran Kramer, is definitely on my list. After reading about: What Happens in Scotland By Jennifer McQuiston, this one is also on it.

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    1. PJ has raved about Jennifer's book, Jo's D, so it should be good!

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    2. Jennifer's book is wonderful! I was grinning from beginning to end. She'll be visiting with us on February 18th so be sure to stop by and discover more about What Happens in Scotland!

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  3. I recently finished Alexandra Hawkin's SUNRISE WITH A NOTORIOUS LORD so I'm really looking forward to reading DUSK WITH A DANGEROUS DUKE! I've enjoyed all but the last three authors listed. Favorites all.

    What a fantastic list!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to Alexandra's because I love stories where the hero and heroine are betrothed since they were young, Laurie. :)

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  4. I can see right now I am going to be broke the month of March. Lord of Darkness-Elizabeth Hoyt,The Conquest of Lady Cassandra-Madeline Hunter, The Last Debutante-Julia London, and Dusk with a Dangerous Duke-Alexandra Hawkins are all on my TBB list, and then there are the others I wasn't aware of but now want to read. Sigh, so many books so little time.


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    1. March is definitely a GOOD month for books, Dianna!

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    2. It's going to be a great month, Dianna! I'm on pins and needles waiting for the first three on your list.

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  5. Lots of historicals which I love but the others sound good too!

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    1. So many great books, catslady and still not enough time to read them all!

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  6. my wallet is hurting already just looking at this ;) Hoyt & Mackenzie are auto buy must gets for me (also Showalter's Beauty Awakened is a March must get for me as well), also want Nash's, London's, Hawkin's books you've shown. Yep, definately hear my wallet & credit cards whining ;) oh but the enjoyment to come :)

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    1. LOL! My wallet is whining right along with yours!

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  7. The cover for What Happens in Scotland looks so beautiful! Ticking off my list of books to get.

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    1. I've read the ARC of this debut book. It's terrific!

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  8. I’ve read the Ridgway and the Nash, and although I don’t think either book is best in series, I enjoyed them both. Other March books I’ve read and loved are Liz Carlyle’s A Bride by Moonlight, Kristan Higgins’s The Best Man, Alison Kent’s The Second Chance Café, Ashley MacNamara’s A Most Scandalous Proposal, and Susan Mallery’s Three Sisters.

    The Hoyt, Hunter, Kramer, London, and Chapman are on my must-buy list—along with new books from Janice Kay Johnson, Jane Green, C. S. Harris, and Jacqueline Winspear. I added the McQuiston based on PJ's recommendation. If I could only add about four hours to each day, I might get these and the review ARCs for March read before the avalanche of great new releases on March 26.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the Nash, Janga. Hoyt's is up next for me after I finish Crystal Cove. :)

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  9. A lot of them look good, but I'm looking forward to The Earl is Mine the most.

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  10. Not again, I want them all. What a great selection of historicals and Janet Chapman is a favorite. I will just be sinking deeper into my TBR mountain.

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  11. First of all, I'm in cover love.

    I've just added all of these to my ever growing wish list.

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  12. I have a few of these on my list already, but you gave me some more ideas!

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