Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Make Your Reservations!



It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for September!  I know, where has the year gone??? 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?







A Rake's Midnight Kiss
By Anna Campbell

IT TAKES A LADY

Brilliant scholar Genevieve Barrett's secret identity as the author of her father's articles is her greatest deception-until her father's handsome new student arrives on their doorstep. Genevieve recognizes him as the masked intruder who earlier tried to steal a priceless gem from their home. Keeping the seductive stranger's identity hidden is a risk, but she's got secrets of her own to keep.

TO CATCH A THIEF

Sir Richard Harmsworth fakes a rakish facade to show society that he doesn't care about his bastard status. Yet haunted by his unknown father's identity, Richard believes the Harmsworth Jewel will prove he's the rightful heir. Intent on seducing the stone away from its owner, Richard finds himself face-to-face with a beauty more breathtaking than any jewel. But even as she steals Richard's heart, Genevieve will be in greater danger than her coveted treasure . . .

(Forever)


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The Hero
By Robyn Carr

In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister took her daughter and fled a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can’t be worse than what they’ve left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.

As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he’s not looking for anything else. Instead, he’s thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point’s high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he’s gentle and kind...just the kind of man who could heal Devon’s wounded heart. Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in THUNDER POINT, you find bravery where you least expect it...and sometimes, you find a hero.

(Mira)


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True Spies
By Shana Galen

He's Getting Tired of Deception...

Baron Winslow Keating is honor-bound to finish one last mission as an elite spy for the Barbican group even though he just wants to go home and be with his family. But after years of secrecy and absence, his daughters hardly know him and his wife has given up on him...

She Wants to Try a Little Intrigue...

Lady Elinor has had enough of domestic boredom. She contemplates an affair with a rakish spy, only to discover a world of intrigue and treachery that she never knew existed. Even more shocking, her neglectful husband is suddenly very attentive—quite the jealous type—and apparently there is much more to him than she ever knew...

(Sourcebooks)


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The Ruin of a Rogue
By Miranda Neville

Charm, wit, and nerves of steel have helped Marcus Lithgow gamble his way across the Continent. But when his heart is at stake, all bets are off for this most perfect rogue . . .

Anne Brotherton is sick and tired of being an heiress. She cannot bring herself to marry a fortune hunter. Why can't men like her for her sharp mind and kind heart rather than her impressive dowry? Just when she is about to bow to her fate as a confirmed spinster, she meets the handsome and charming Marcus Lithgow.

It's been years since Marcus set foot in England—why toy with the ton when he can fleece wealthy fools in Paris and Rome? Yet everything changes when he inherits a ramshackle estate. Marcus's first and only chance at a respectable life needs funding . . . the kind Anne Brotherton can provide. Such a wallflower should be ripe for the picking. So why does Marcus feel like he's the one hanging by a thread?

She nearly falls for Marcus's smooth seduction. But when Anne realizes she's being strung along, a lust for payback empowers her like never before. Two can play the game of deception. The game of love, however, has its own rules . . .

(Avon)


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Homecoming Ranch
By Julia London

On his death bed, Grant Tyler—adventurer, entrepreneur, lady’s man and investor—knows he was never Father of the Year, but figures he ought to do right by his three daughters as his last act.  His three grown daughters all fathered with different women.  Two of whom do not know one exists.  Three women he scarcely knows at all.  These are facts Grant brushes aside in his final days.  He decides he will leave them Homecoming Ranch, a sprawling, once prosperous ranch in the in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  But as his newly hired manager points out, the ranch is on the skids due to inattention, and what the fifth wife doesn’t get from his estate will go to pay his debts.  It seems that all Grant will have left is that ranch.  And his Porsche, which hopes to be buried in.

It’s going to take a lot of work and compromising between Madeline, Emma, and Libby  to turn the ranch around and earn their so-called inheritance.  Eventually, they come to terms with each other, love, life and a legacy their father unwittingly leaves them in a new contemporary series, Homecoming Ranch.

(Montlake)


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I Married the Duke
By Katharine Ashe

Three very different sisters beguile society with their beauty and charm, but only one of them must fulfill a prophecy: marry a prince. Who is the mystery Prince Charming, and which sister will be his bride?

On the way to marry a prince in a castle, a lady should never:
  1. Bribe an infuriatingly arrogant and undeniably irresistible ship captain,
  2. Let him kiss her senseless on a beach,
  3. Battle thieves at his side,
    and
  4. Exchange wedding vows with him, even under the direst circumstances.
But daring, determined Arabella Caulfield isn’t just any lady. And Luc Westfall is no typical ship captain. He’s the new Duke of Lycombe, and to defeat a plot that could destroy his family he must have an heir. Now he knows just the woman for the job . . . and he’s not above seduction to turn this would-be princess into a duchess.

(Avon)


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Note:  Publication of Hope Flames has been pushed back to January 2014.  Thanks to Jane and Ada for the heads-up on this one! 

Hope Flames
By Jaci Burton

Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.

That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life—his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake.

When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they’re giving each other something they thought they’d lost forever…hope.
(Berkley Sensation)


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It Takes Two to Tangle
By Theresa Romain

WOOING THE WRONG WOMAN…

Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit…

IS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE…

Young and beautiful, war widow Frances Whittier is no stranger to social intrigue. She finds Henry Middlebrook courageous and manly, unlike the foppish aristocrats she is used to, and is inspired to exercise her considerable wit on his behalf. But she may be too clever for her own good, and Frances discovers that she has set in motion a complicated train of events that’s only going to break her own heart…

(Sourcebooks)


Andrea here! This one by Theresa Romain is next up for me to read and I can't wait!!

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  1. I was really looking forward to Jaci's "Hope Flames," but it just got pushed back to a January 2014 release date.

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    1. Thanks for letting us know, Jane! I know Andrea will be disappointed that she has to wait a few more months. Jaci Burton is one of her favorites.

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    2. Oh, no! Thanks for the update, Jane. That stinks!

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  2. Out of this list, I'd say Katharine Ashe's book is topping my list as well as the Theresa Romain book. I hear that Jaci Burton's book has been pushed back to January to release (sadness). I enjoy her Play by Play series being a sports nut so I'm eager to read Hope Floats too.

    Sheesh, nearly September, that's just insane. Although that does mean it's almost Christmas :D

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    1. I'm sure there will be many disappointed Jaci Burton fans, Ada. On the other hand, it will be a great way to kick off the new year! :)

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    2. I love her Play by Play series, too, Ada. And shame on you for mentioning Christmas already! LOL!

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  3. Jaci Burton's, Robyn Carr's & Julia London's contemps.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to the Carr and London books too!

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    2. I hope you enjoy them, Pat!

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  4. Actually I'm drawn to the historicals!! Loved Theresa Romain's first book. I haven't read any books by Shana Galen yet. Katherine's Miranda's and Anna's books yes to all of them

    I've been reading Robyn Carr's THE NEWCOMER & THE WANDERER so I want to read THE HERO.

    I've enjoyed Julia London's books too. Jaci Burton is another new author for me.

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    1. I am so looking forward to Theresa's book, Laurie!!

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  5. I've read the Carr, London, Neville, Ashe, and Romain books. I posted my review of Homecoming Ranch yesterday and will be reviewing the others over the next weeks. Others I've already read and am ready to rave about include Mary Balogh's The Arrangement, Pamela Morsi's Love Overdue, and Mary Jo Putney's Sometimes a Rogue.

    I'm definitely looking forward to a new Anna Campbell and to Kieran Kramer's new one. And since Christmas romances will begin to be released in early October, Christmas really is just around the corner for romance readers. :)

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    1. It sure is, Janga! I'm looking forward to Debbie Mason's THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS. :)

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  6. I've read all these authors so this is a really great line up!!! It would be really hard to pick just one lol.

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  7. Yep, you nailed most of the books I'm looking forward to next month!!! :)

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    1. Excellent! Glad to hear it, Lisa.

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  8. They are all now on my list. Theresa Romain is new to me, but I like the sound of the story. All the others are favorite authors offering stories that sound like they will be enjoyable reads. Thanks for letting us know what is coming out. My TBR Mountain will grow larger.

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    1. This is the first in a new series for her, librarypat. Should be good!

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  9. I love all of these authors featured. Yummy covers too.

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    1. I agree, Mary. Posting the gorgeous covers is my favorite part!

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  10. I think I matched 6 out of 8 on the list, except the last two, but that doesn't mean they won't show up later. :P

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