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Friday, May 3, 2013

New Releases for May

Happy May, everyone! May is a very busy month at my house. It is filled with so many end-of-the-school-year activities and marks the start of our summer vacation. Because we are an American history loving family, our vacation this summer will be spent in Springfield, Illinois. My kids love anything and everything to do with Abraham Lincoln and are super excited! Do you have any special vacation plans this summer? If so, what? 

I have not had a chance to read any May releases yet. Have you? If so, which May 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 June, happy reading!

 
*** Please note: I will be at my youngest sister’s college graduation today. I’m so proud! Because it is out of town and I am driving there, I will respond to comments when I can. Thanks! ***

 

  

Historical 

Tarnished Amongst the Ton – Louise Allen
An Indiscreet Debutant – Lorelie Brown (e-book)
One More Kiss – Mary Blaney
Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard – Sally Cabot (Historical Fiction)
The Marrying Season – Candace Camp
Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord – Tiffany Clare
Wyoming Solace – Alanna Coca
Lisbon – Lynne Connolly
A Wedding in Springtime – Amanda Forester
True to the Law – Jo Goodman
Lady Vivian Defies a Duke – Samantha Grace
Lord of Wicked Intentions – Lorraine Heath
The Inquisitor’s Wife – Jeanne Kalogridis (Historical Fiction)
The Beauty Within – Marguerite Kaye
Her Hesitant Heart – Carla Kelly
Blood Between Queens – Barbara Kyle (Historical Fiction)
The Prince’s Bride – Julianne MacLean
Black Venus – James MacManus (Historical Fiction)
The Devil’s Heart – Cathy Maxwell
The Greatest of Sins – Christine Merrill
What a Lady Needs – Kasey Michaels
The Mystery Woman – Amanda Quick
A Spear of Summer Grass – Deanna Raybourn (Historical Fiction)
A Passion for Pleasure – Nina Rowan
Royal Mistress – Anne Easter Smith (Historical Fiction)
Long Live the King – Fay Weldon (Historical Fiction) 

 

Contemporary 

The Time of My Life – Cecelia Ahern (Women’s Fiction)
Maya’s Notebook – Isabel Allende (Women’s Fiction)
No Strings Attached – Kate Angell
Cost of Repairs – A.M. Arthur
Flawless – Tilly Bagshawe (Women’s Fiction)
Homecoming – Lacey Baker
Half Moon Hill – Toni Blake
Between Heaven and Texas – Marie Bostwick (Women’s Fiction)
He’s Gone – Deb Caletti (Women’s Fiction)
The Lost Husband – Katherine Center (Women’s Fiction)
All the Summer Girls – Meg Donahue (Women’s Fiction)
Can’t Stand the Heat – Shelly Ellis
Table for Seven – Whitney Gaskell (Women’s Fiction)
Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham (Women’s Fiction)
Cowboy Take Me Away – Jane Graves
Fly Away – Kristin Hannah (Women’s Fiction)
A Dual Inheritance – Joanna Hershon (Women’s Fiction)
Forces of Nature – Cheris Hodges
Honey Pie – Donna Kauffman
The Week Before the Wedding – Beth Kendrick (Women’s Fiction)
What a Mother Knows – Leslie Lehr (Women’s Fiction)
The Repeat Year – Andrea Lochen (Women’s Fiction)
Changing Lanes – Kathleen Long (Women’s Fiction)
Whisper’s Edge – LuAnn McLane
The Blossom Sisters – Fern Michaels (Women’s Fiction)
The Glass Wives – Amy Sue Nathan (Women’s Fiction)
The Lake House – Marci Nault (Women’s Fiction)
Meant to Be – Terri Osburn
Mending the Moon – Susan Palwick (Women’s Fiction)
Game On – Tracy Solheim
All He Ever Dreamed – Shannon Stacey
Barefoot in the Sun – Roxanne St. Claire
A House Divided – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Women’s Fiction)
More Than You Know – Nan Rossiter (Women’s Fiction)
The Perfume Collector – Kathleen Tessaro (Women’s Fiction)
The Apple Orchard – Susan Wiggs
Wind Chime Point – Sherryl Woods
Down London Road – Samantha Young

 

YA/Teen 

Rumor Central – ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Spirit and Dust – Rosemary Clement-Moore (Paranormal)
Towering – Alex Flinn (Paranormal)
Because of Low – Abbi Glines (e-book)
The Rose Throne – Mette Ivie Harrison (Fantasy)
Chosen at Nightfall – C.C. Hunter (Paranormal)
Dark Triumph – Robin LaFevers (Fantasy)
Game – Barry Lyga
True – Erin McCarthy
The Year of Luminous Love – Lurlene McDaniel
Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
Arclight – Josin L. McQuein (Futuristic)
Parallel – Lauren Miller (Paranormal)
Darius & Twig – Walter Dean Myers
Mystic – Alyson Noël (Paranormal)
Life After Theft – Aprilynne Pike (Paranormal)
If I Should Die – Amy Plum (Paranormal)
Gorgeous – Paul Rudnick (Fantasy)
The Botfriend App – Katie Sise
Icons – Margaret Stohl (Futuristic)
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True – Sarah Strohmeyer
The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey (Futuristic)
The Lucy Variations – Sara Zarr
Loki’s Wolves – K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr (Fantasy)
Invisibility – Andrea Cremer & David Levithan (Paranormal) 

 

Romantic Suspense 

Headed for Trouble – Suzanne Brockmann
Sworn to Protect – Jo Davis
Bare it All – Lori Foster
Midnight Secrets – Ella Grace
Dangerous Refuge – Elizabeth Lowell
Aainst the Edge – Kat Martin
Lucky Like Us – Jennifer Ryan (e-book)
Rage – Debra Webb 

 

Paranormal 

As Twilight Falls – Amanda Ashley
Hecate’s Own – Dana Marie Bell
Hearts of Shadow – Kira Brady
One for the Wicked – Karina Cooper
Wicked as She Wants – Delilah S. Dawson
The Cursed – Alyssa Day
Undone – Sara Humphreys
The Tower – Jean Johnson
Roses in Moonlight – Lynn Kurland
Time Thief – Katie MacAlister
Heart of Iron – Bec McMaster
A Highland Werewolf Wedding – Terry Spear
Running Wild – Joely Skye
Nightbound – Lynn Viehl
Oath Bound – Rachel Vincent
Eternal Demon – Laura Wright
Predatory – Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, Hannah Jayne 

 

Urban Fantasy 

Hair Raising – Kevin J. Anderson
Rogue Descendant – Jenna Black
Generation V – M.L. Brennan
Fall Night – Rachel Caine
Dead Man’s Deal – Jocelynn Drake
Graveyard Child – M.L.N. Hanover
Dead Ever After –Charlaine Harris
Tarnished – Rhiannon Held
Dark Days – Caitlin Kittredge
Alien in the House – Gini Koch 

 

Erotica/Erotic Romance 

Rocky Mountain Rebel – Vivian Arend (e-book)
Ours to Love – Shayla Black
Shameless Desire – Tina Donahue (e-book)
Dark Wolf – Kate Douglas
Taken by a Vampire – Joey W. Hill
Kissin’ Tell – Lorelei James
Blush – Lauren Jameson
Wuthering Heights – I.J. Miller

31 comments:

  1. So many amazing books to snuggle down with. Yes, Winter is approaching.

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    1. Hope you find some good books, and a comfy blanket, to snuggle up with, Mary!

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  2. Looke s good,
    Can't wait for
    Ours to love. Shaula black
    Looks so hot,
    Thanks
    Kimh

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    1. Lots of good books. Now if I only had more money and a lot more time! lol

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  3. I haven't gotten to read any of May's releases yet but some I am looking forward to are: The Marrying Season – Candace Camp,Lord of Wicked Intentions – Lorraine Heath,Her Hesitant Heart – Carla Kelly,The Prince’s Bride – Julianne MacLean, and Barefoot in the Sun – Roxanne St. Claire.
    Roxanne St. Claire is one of the authors I didn't know until The Romance Dish showed me what I was missing.

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    1. Roxanne St. Claire is one of the authors I didn't know until The Romance Dish showed me what I was missing.

      Always happy to help, Dianna! ::grin::

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  4. Walking disaster! Love the first book and looking forward to the sequel/companion book. :)

    Hmm... I also thought that Eloisa James' Once Upon a Tower is out in May? Looking forward to that as well!

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    1. May, Once Upon a Tower comes out May 28th so the publishing industry considers it a June release. We'll have it on next month's list. I'm looking forward to it too!

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  5. I think the big news in May is that it is the month of Terri Osburn’s debut publication. I’m so excited about that! In addition to Meant to Be, I’ve already read and enjoyed the following:

    The Mystery Woman – Amanda Quick
    A Spear of Summer Grass – Deanna Raybourn
    A Passion for Pleasure – Nina Rowan
    Half Moon Hill – Toni Blake
    Meant to Be – Terri Osburn
    All He Ever Dreamed – Shannon Stacey
    Barefoot in the Sun – Roxanne St. Claire
    The Apple Orchard – Susan Wiggs
    Wind Chime Point – Sherryl Woods

    It may be a few months before I get all the May books on my list read since my budget dictates waiting for library copies of some hardbacks and trade paperbacks. All of these are on my TBR:

    Tarnished Amongst the Ton – Louise Allen
    Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord – Tiffany Clare
    True to the Law – Jo Goodman
    Lord of Wicked Intentions – Lorraine Heath
    Her Hesitant Heart – Carla Kelly
    The Devil’s Heart – Cathy Maxwell
    The Greatest of Sins – Christine Merrill
    What a Lady Needs – Kasey Michaels
    The Time of My Life – Cecelia Ahern
    Maya’s Notebook – Isabel Allende
    Between Heaven and Texas – Marie Bostwick
    Cowboy Take Me Away – Jane Graves
    Fly Away – Kristin Hannah
    Whisper’s Edge – LuAnn McLane
    The Perfume Collector – Kathleen Tessaro
    Roses in Moonlight – Lynn Kurland

    I'm with you on the more money and more time, PJ. So many great books!

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    1. Janga, I'll second that excitement for Terri's Meant to Be. I loved the book (working on a review) and am already looking forward to more visits to the fictional Anchor Island!

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  6. I would enjoy reading so many of these books, but I am looking forward to Maya's Notebook very much. Thanks for this wonderful selection of books to learn about.

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    1. I am looking forward to Maya's Notebook very much

      It's been getting some terrific reviews!

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  7. I always am captivated with your new releases which are special. All the Summer Girls sounds excellent.

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    1. All the Summer Girls sounds excellent.

      I'm intrigued by this one as well, traveler.

      Thanks for the compliment. Andrea does a great job with the new releases, doesn't she?

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  8. This is always my Go-To place to use for adding to my Wish List. Looks like it’s shaping up to be yet another great month for fabulous reads! Thanks for the listing.

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  9. As always, a great list. I like to start with the historicals and add a few romantic suspense (Kat Martin) and/or paranormals. There just isn't enough time (sigh).

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  10. I've put The Devil's Heart, The Mystery Woman & Roses in Moonlight on my wishlist :) have not read any of these books yet, but they all look great.

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  11. another month already! where does it go ;) not to mention my book money ;)
    really enjoyed:
    Hecate’s Own – Dana Marie Bell

    already on the tbr pile waiting:
    Undone – Sara Humphreys
    beauty & the blacksmith -- Tessa Dare

    gonna get too:
    A Wedding in Springtime – Amanda Forester
    Predatory – Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, Hannah Jayne
    Moon -- Luaranne Dohner

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  12. My book budget just exploded... I still have books from April I have not read yet and I think there are a few January, February and March books too..

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  13. Congrats to your sister, Andrea. Looking forward to reading the new releases of Jo Davis, Kat Martin and Jo Goodman.

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  14. Congratulations to your sister! Our daughter graduates college in two weeks and we are thrilled. I am looking forward to reading Jo Goodman's, Carla Kelly's and Donna Kauffman's stories this month.

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  15. Congrats to your sister! :)
    Have a wonderful vacation! My hubby just told me today, that we will do a short vacation with kids to an amusement park.
    There are so many that I want to read. I have read Walking Disaster already and enjoyed it. I love Travis.
    I am anxiously awaiting On Dublin Street and A Wedding in Springtime. I also am looking forward to Dark Wolf, but want to finish Kate's Wolf Tales first.
    Have a great weekend!

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  16. There are several good ones on the list. I'm most looking forward to Dead Ever After, by Charlaine Harris. Thanks for the info.

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  17. I have some of them already and can't wait for Tuesday to get Jo Davis' book...I need more time!!!

    Donna

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  18. Thanks for your comments, everyone! And special thanks to those who wished my sister well. I'm so proud of her graduating Summa Cum Laude!! I'll post a winner soon!

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  19. Running late but wanted to say congrats to your sister. My son graduated in Dec. but still hasn't done anything yet to get started with his life.

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  20. So nice you could attend your younger sister's graduation. My middle son will graduate from grad school in August. He's already interviewing for a fall job.

    I haven't read any of the May releases. I do want to read Julianne MacLean, Tiffany Clare, Cathy Maxwell, Lorraine Heath, Jo Davis, Kat Martin, Elizabeth Lowell, Lori Foster, Susan Wiggs and Sherryl Woods (I already own this one).

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  23. Congratulations to your sister!

    I'm so behind with everything, but I'm looking forward to most of the historicals, because I see some authors whose books I haven't read yet.

    I've also recently been reading YA, so I'll check out some of them. Loki's Wolves sounds interesting.

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  24. May is the month lots of my favs have books coming out. I have pre-ordered several and in the process of buying the others. I am reading Claim Me by J Kennar. I have preordered Down London Road by Samantha Young, Barefoot in the Sun by Roxanne St Clair, and Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. Also still have to pick up Bare it All by Lori Foster and Against the Edge by my fav Kat Martin. The are tons of others that I want, but those are my top ones.

    Congrats to your sister and hope everything goes well in her life.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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