Thursday, June 13, 2013

Make Your Reservations!



It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for July! 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?





It Happened One Midnight
By Julie Anne Long

More than one beautiful woman's hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond's heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster—until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophecy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate he'll do anything to avoid: matrimony.

Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballesteros has the bloods of London at her feet. But none of them knows the real Tommy—the one with a shocking pedigree, a few too many secrets, and a healthy scorn for rakes like Jonathan.

She's everything Jonathan never wanted. But on one fateful midnight, he's drawn into Tommy's world of risk, danger . . . and a desire he'd never dreamed possible. And suddenly he's re-thinking everything . . . including the possibility that succumbing to prophecy might just mean surrendering to love.

(Avon)


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The Newcomer
By Robyn Carr

Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves—suddenly they can't get enough of one another.

And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. Mac and Gina know they're meant to be together, but can their newfound love withstand the pressure?

Step into the world of THUNDER POINT, a little town on the Oregon coast where newcomers are welcomed, hearts are broken and mended, and the dramas of everyday life keep the locals laughing, crying and falling in love.

(Mira)


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The Hunter
By Monica McCarty

Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen “Hunter” Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as “Sister Genna,” a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he’s more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest battle this extraordinary warrior has ever faced.

After her ill-fated attempt three years ago to rescue her twin sister, Janet of Mar has found salvation acting as a royal messenger—until she surrenders to a darkly handsome warrior whose rough, sensual kisses stir feelings the woman in her can’t deny. But when betrayal leads to danger, and a crucial communiqué is put in jeopardy, Janet has no choice but to put her faith in the hunter who can find anything—perhaps even her heart.

(Ballantine)


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Werewolf in Alaska
By Vicki Lewis Thompson

He’s a lone wolf—for now.
In Polecat, Alaska, Rachel Miller and Jake Hunter have a mutual admiration for each other—from across a lake. There’s nothing Rachel likes more than spying on the very fit wilderness guide when he skinny-dips each night. And Jake has always been curious about his reclusive artist neighbor. He even bought Rachel’s first wood carving: a wolf who looks suspiciously like him....

Jake is a werewolf, but not just any werewolf. He’s the founder of WARM (Werewolves Against Random Mating). And that means a human like Rachel is off-limits, no matter how attractive he finds her.

But when Rachel is threatened by a bear, and Jake shifts to save her, their lives collide with an intense passion, one that could change everything they’ve ever felt about themselves—and each other....

(Signet Eclipse)


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Blackbird Lake
By Jill Gregory

When rodeo champ Jake Tanner returns to Lonesome Way, Carly McKinnon may be the only one not happy about it. The last thing she wants is Jake finding out about her daughter—or rather, their daughter. Since their one-night fling years ago, Carly has been a great parent on her own. And the footloose Jake isn’t the sort of father she wants for little Emma.

But once Jake learns the truth, he wants to be a part of Emma’s life even if he’s not going to be a part of Carly’s. Even though the pair agrees to try to be friends, they soon find that being “just friends” isn't so easy. The red-hot attraction between them sets off sparks they thought they had left behind. Despite their rocky past and uncertain future, can Carly and Jake find their way into each other's arms—and hearts?

(Berkley Sensation)


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London's Last True Scoundrel
By Christina Brooke

LONDON’S ULTIMATE BAD BOY…

Physically reckless, irrepressibly roguish, and poised on the brink of ruin, Jonathon Westruther, Earl of Davenport, returns from the dead only to throw himself into dissipation. Until he meets his worst nightmare: a straitlaced former schoolteacher he can’t get out of his head. He resolves to seduce the delightful Miss Hilary deVere by fair means or foul. But when his past returns to endanger Hilary, he must protect her at all costs…

MEETS ENGLAND’S MOST PROPER MISS

Dismissed from her post at a ladies’ academy because of prejudice against her uncouth family, Hilary will do anything to avoid going back to live with her loutish brothers. She longs for a London season to show the world a deVere can behave with utmost decorum and to find a respectable husband. Everything about Lord Davenport appalls her but desperation makes strange bedfellows. To get to London, Hilary strikes a bargain with the devilish Davenport, confident that she’s immune to his charm. But as she discovers surprising depths beneath his rakish surface, this infamous scoundrel becomes more temptation than even the most proper lady can withstand…

(St. Martin's)


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Her Last Breath
By Linda Castillo

A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere.

What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident  suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental.  But who would want to kill an Amish deacon and two of his children? He leaves behind a grieving widow and a young boy who clings to life in the intensive care wing of a hospital, unable to communicate.  He may be the only one who knows what happened that night.  Desperate to find out who killed her best friend’s husband and why, Kate begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk, but instead is on the trail of a cold blooded killer amid the residents of Painter’s Mill.  It is a search that takes her on a  chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.

(Minotaur)

22 comments:

  1. I've read JAL's It Happened One Midnight, and it's on my best of 2013 list. I loved it! I also loved Robyn Carr's The Newcomer. Max and Gina are a terrific couple. Emilie Richards's Somewhere Between Luck and Trust and Cecilia Grant's A Woman Entangled are also among my highly recommended July reads. I'm eager to read Christina Brooke's London's Last True Scoundrel along with Susan Crandall's Whistling Past the Graveyard (not a romance, although SC has written romance), Anna Campbell's novella Days of Rakes and Roses (love that title), Maggie Robinson's In the Arms of an Heiress (the first in her Edwardian series), and a trio of novellas from Lily Everett (aka Louisa Edwards). I already have found good use for the birthday gift cards I'll be getting next month. :)

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    1. I am SO glad to hear that about JAL's newest, Janga. I consider myself lucky to have discovered her books. She is a terrific author!!

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  2. Oh, all such good ones. I've read most of these authors and enjoyed their stories very much. And such covers!!!

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    1. I always enjoy looking at the covers, catslady!

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  3. I'm looking forward to It Happened One Midnight. Usually a series gets weaker, but not with these books. I thought What I Did For a Duke was terrific and wondered how JAL would top it. Each successive book has been good, too. I'm also looking forward to Cecelia Grant's book.

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    1. I totally agree, Kim. This series of JAL's continues to stay fresh with each new book. That shows just how talented she is!

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  4. Robyn's book was already on my list, but you gave me some other ideas!

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  5. These look like some great reads. I read the first in this series of Robyn's, so I must read this one.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Quilt Lady!

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  6. First off I'm in cover love!! I've added all of these wonderful books to my wish list.

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    1. I know, Mary!! I love looking at the beautiful covers when I prepare these posts. *g*

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  7. Always love these blog posts... there is so much I would miss otherwise, thx ladies !

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, Emmanuelle! Thanks for letting us know. :)

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  8. Looking f/t to Blackbird Lake and The Newcomer.

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    1. I love the cover (and the sweet Lab) for Blackbird Lake, Pat. :)

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  9. I have already read The Newcomer and it was a terrific book. And I can't wait for The Hunter and Blackbird Lake...

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    1. I'm glad to hear that, Kathleen!

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  10. Can hardly wait for Blackbird Lake..love her books

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    1. I loved her historicals, but haven't read her contemps, deerdoe69. I guess I should!

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  11. This is the first time every one of these books is one I would like to read. There are some good authors out there giving us many books well worth reading. Now if they could only figure out how to provide us with enough time to read them all.

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    1. Amen, librarypat! I could really use some of that. Hahaha!

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