Friday, August 2, 2013

New Releases for August

Hello, all! A new month is upon us, and if you can believe it, my kids start school next week. Crazy, I know! It seems like summer vacation just started. I always have mixed feelings about them going back to school. On one hand, I’m glad to get back into a regular routine; on the other hand, I will miss the lazy days of summer. Being back in a routine will give me more time to read, that’s for sure!  

I haven’t had the chance to read any August releases. Right now I’m reading a May release, True to the Law by Jo Goodman. It has helped me cope with some personal issues that have occupied my mind as of late. Jo Goodman never disappoints! If you haven’t read her books, you should! 

So, which August 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 September, happy reading!
 

 

 

Historical 

Smoke River Bride – Lynna Banning
Seduction in Silk – Jo Beverley
And Then Comes Marriage – Celeste Bradley
Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening – T.J. Brown (Historical Fiction)
Once Upon a Tartan – Grace Burrowes
The Ghost Bride – Yangsze Choo (Historical Fiction)
Why Dukes Say I Do – Manda Collins
The Lady and the Laird – Nicola Cornick
Love on a Midsummer Night – Christy English
My Notorious Gentleman – Gaelen Foley
Queen’s Gambit – Elizabeth Fremantle (Historical Fiction)
Under a Texas Sky – Dorothy Garlock
The White Princess – Philippa Gregory (Historical Fiction)
How to Lose a Bride in One Night – Sophie Jordan
The Double Cross – Carla Kelly
What the Bride Wore – Jade Lee
A Wanted Man – Rebecca Hagan Lee
Love and Other Scandals – Caroline Linden
Hearts Unbound – Sara Luck
The Highlander’s Desire – Margo Maguire
Not Just a Governess – Carole Mortimer
Changes – Pamela Nowak
The Serpent and the Pearl – Kate Quinn (Historical Fiction)
The Devil of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney
Lady Anne’s Lover – Maggie Robinson
A Lady Dares – Bronwyn Scott
Behind His Blue Eyes – Kaki Warner
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria – Lauren Willig (Historical Fiction)
To Sin with a Viking – Michelle Willingham 

 

Contemporary 

Some Like it Hot – Susan Andersen
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Bella Andre
Wedding Belles – Beth Albright
Surrender to Sultry – Macy Beckett
A Family Affair – ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Women’s Fiction)
Cowboy Seeks Bride – Carolyn Brown
Fiancé by Friday – Catherine Bybee
Three Months in Florence – Mary Carter (Women’s Fiction)
Sea Creatures – Susanna Daniel (Women’s Fiction)
Pitch Perfect – Sierra Dean (e-book)
Happy Any Day Now – Toby Devens (Women’s Fiction)
Shorecliff – Ursula DeYoung (Women’s Fiction)
Sanctuary Island – Lily Everett
Just in Time – Addison Fox
Home on the Range – Susan Fox
The Chocolate Touch – Laura Florand
The Other Side of Divine – Vanessa Davis Griggs (Women’s Fiction)
Lake Como – Anita Hughes (Women’s Fiction)
Bending Over Backwards – Samantha Hunter (e-book)
The Sweetest Hallelujah – Elaine Hussey (Women’s Fiction)
Paging Dr. Hot – Sophia Knightly
If You Could See What I See – Cathy Lamb (Women’s Fiction)
Flirting with Texas – Katie Lane
Rose Harbor in Bloom – Debbie Macomber (Women’s Fiction)
Three Little Words – Susan Mallery
The Bookstore – Deborah Meyler (Women’s Fiction)
I’d Rather Be with You – Mary B. Morrison (Women’s Fiction)
Extreme Love – Abby Niles (e-book)
Home to Whiskey Creek – Brenda Novak
Playing with Fire – Kayla Perrin (Women’s Fiction)
Perfect Fling – Carly Phillips
The Marriage Merger – Jennifer Probst
Undone – Shannon Richard (e-book)
Castaway Cove – JoAnn Ross
With All My Love – Patricia Scanlan (Women’s Fiction)
The Life List – Lori Nelson Spielman (Women’s Fiction)
Shake Down the Stars – Renee Swindle (Women’s Fiction)
Trust in Me – Dee Tenorio (e-book)
Island Love Songs – Kayla Perrin, Carmen Green, Felicia Mason 

 

YA/Teen 

The Deepest Night – Shana Abé (Paranormal)
A Darkness Strange and Lovely – Susan Dennard (Historical, Paranormal)
Midnight Frost – Jennifer Estep (Paranormal)
While it Lasts – Abbi Glines (New Adult)
Endless – Amanda Gray (Fantasy)
This Girl – Colleen Hoover (New Adult)
Charmed Vengeance – Suzanne Lazear (Steampunk)
Star Power – Kelli London
Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas (Fantasy)
Earthbound – Aprilynn Pike (Fantasy)
The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon (Fantasy)
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden – Jill Sorensen (New Adult)
Prep School Confidential – Kara Taylor 

 

Romantic Suspense 

Guilty as Sin – Jami Alden
Hotshot – Julie Garwood
Hot Ride – Kelly Jamieson
Midnight Games – Elle Kennedy
Pressure Head – J.L. Merrow
The Last Kiss Goodbye – Karen Robards
Matchpoint – Elise Sax
Revenge – Debra Webb 

 

Paranormal 

Stone of Ascension – Lynda Aicher
Night’s Mistress – Amanda Ashley
Guardian Demon – Meljean Brook
Macrieve – Kresley Cole
Breath of Iron – Kate Cross
Forgiven – Leanna Ellis
The Thing about Weres – Leigh Evans
The Night Is Alive – Heather Graham
Tall, Dark, and Vampire – Sara Humphreys
Bitter Disenchantment – Shawntelle Madison
Guardian – Nancy Northcott
Heart Fortune – Robin D. Owens
Blood Warrior – Lindsey Piper
Deceiving the Witch Next Door – Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
The Darkest Craving – Gena Showalter
Heart of Obsidian – Nalini Singh
Jaguar Fever – Terry Spear
Rise of the Gryphon – Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love 

 

Urban Fantasy  

Magic Rises – Ilona Andrews
Omens – Kelley Armstrong
Box Office Poison – Phillipa Bornikova
Terminated – Rachel Caine
Pile of Bones – Bailey Cunningham
Undead and Unsure – MaryJanice Davidson
Quick Fix – Linda Grimes
Under a Spell – Hannah Jayne
Elysian Fields – Suzanne Johnson
Biting Bad – Chloe Neill
Last Blood – Kristen Painter
Possession – Kat Richardson
Kitty in the Underworld – Carrie Vaughn 

 

Erotica/Erotic Romance 

Burn – Maya Banks
Shadow of the Wolf – Dana Marie Bell
Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
Wicked Beat – Olivia Cunning
Turn and Burn – Lorelei James
Unforgettable – Alison Kent
The Dominant – Tara Sue Me
The Mistress – Tiffany Reisz
Slow Surrender – Cecilia Tan
In a Cowboy’s Bed – Cat Johnson, Vonna Harper, Lynn LaFleur

43 comments:

  1. School already? Wow, you guys start school early. We used to start school after Labor Day. Jo Goodman's Compass Club series is on my favorites. So many great releases to look forward to. I'm really excited about Jami Alden, Elle Kennedy and Gaelen Foley's new and upcoming releases.

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    1. I know, Jane! We have orientation on Monday and school starts Tuesday. Crazy!

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  2. I know fast whoo,
    Low maya banks, belle Andre books
    Thanks
    Kimh

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  5. OMG!! This is soooo not good! Cuz I just counted and have about 20 books from this TBR list for August to read! Talk about being behind in my reading, you aren't alone in this.
    I only just finished Tracy Brogan's 3 books, Nicole Jordan's 2 books, Monica McCarty's handsome hunk in kilt #7, and our dear Terri Osburn's first book.
    I'm working on Tessa Dare's "Any Duchess Will Do" (funniest in the series!) at the moment.
    I'll be reading the much awaited and anticipated Elise Sax's 2nd book, "Matchpoint" next, just l.o.v.e. her 1st book,"An Affair to Dismember"! What a hoot, laugh-out-loud romantic suspense that was.

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    1. Joy, I have WAY TOO MANY books in my TBR pile...hill...mountain! Especially after RWA... ;-)

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  6. There are a lot of books out there that I want this month. The first two I want to read are The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand and Behind His Blue Eyes by Kaki Warner because every book they've written I have enjoyed.

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    1. Maureen, I need to make time to read Kaki's books. PJ raves about them!

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  7. Oh wow, school already? Where has the summer gone?

    Here are my August picks that I'm super excited about:

    And Then Comes Marriage – Celeste Bradley
    My Notorious Gentleman – Gaelen Foley
    Some Like it Hot – Susan Andersen
    Flirting with Texas – Katie Lane
    Three Little Words – Susan Mallery
    Perfect Fling – Carly Phillips

    These are all books in series I have read or have in my TBR pile, so I guess my TBR pile is just going to keep growing! :)






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    1. Tell me about it, Anita! Great list, btw. :)

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  8. I have read Guardian-Nancy Northcott, wonderful story, I love the world within a world she created and all the characters in it.

    I want to read Once Upon a Tartan – Grace Burrowes, The Lady and the Laird – Nicola Cornick, The Devil of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney, Lady Anne’s Lover – Maggie Robinson, Three Little Words – Susan Mallery, the only problem is getting the time to read them once I have them in my possession.

    I don't know how I managed to miss it but I am just now reading Trish Milburn's Magick, the conclusion to her Coven series.

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    1. "...the only problem is getting the time to read them once I have them in my possession."

      A problem I know all too well, Dianna. LOL!

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  9. Andrea, our grands are all registered and ready for their first day of school on August 8. I can't believe the summer is over, and with five in middle school this year and the youngest starting pre-K, I'm feeling positively ancient.

    I need my reading escape, and there's a wealth of it. I have already read Why Dukes Say I Do – Manda Collins, The Lady and the Laird – Nicola Cornick, How to Lose a Bride in One Night – Sophie Jordan, Love and Other Scandals – Caroline Linden, The Devil of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney, Lady Anne’s Lover – Maggie Robinson, Some Like it Hot – Susan Andersen, Sanctuary Island – Lily Everett, Rose Harbor in Bloom – Debbie Macomber (Women’s Fiction), Three Little Words – Susan Mallery,Home to Whiskey Creek – Brenda Novak, and Guardian – Nancy Northcott. I recommend most of them with my highest rating going to books by Manda Collins, Maggie Robinson, and Lily Everett.

    I have another dozen on my TBR list plus several Superromances: Seduction in Silk – Jo Beverley, Once Upon a Tartan – Grace Burrowes, The Double Cross – Carla Kelly, What the Bride Wore – Jade Lee, Behind His Blue Eyes – Kaki Warner, The Passion of the Purple Plumeria – Lauren Willig , Wedding Belles – Beth Albright, Fiancé by Friday – Catherine Bybee, Just in Time – Addison Fox
    Castaway Cove – JoAnn Ross, Hotshot – Julie Garwood, and The Last Kiss Goodbye – Karen Robards. I've already read ARCs of several Christmas books. We will all be singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" before we know it. LOL


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    1. "I've already read ARCs of several Christmas books. We will all be singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" before we know it. LOL"

      Oh, don't I know it, Janga. The first half of the school year will probably go as fast as the summer has. Time flies!

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  10. ugh, another month with tons of great books for the tbr pile & wish list, haven't read any yet (need a vacation to tackle them) but lots adding this month incl (but not limited to):
    Tall, Dark, and Vampire – Sara Humphreys
    Guardian – Nancy Northcott
    How to Lose a Bride in One Night – Sophie Jordan
    Love and Other Scandals – Caroline Linden
    The Highlander’s Desire – Margo Maguire
    My Notorious Gentleman – Gaelen Foley

    read Shadow of the Wolf – Dana Marie Bell when it released in ebook, find her books addictive & looking forward to Morgan's Fate by her which releases in ebook first this month

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    1. I would need an extended vacation to put a dent in mine, too, gamistress. So many books, so little time!

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  11. I ordered Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden and 8 books from Harlequin yesterday.

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    1. You're off to a great start, jcp! Enjoy!

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  12. School starts after Labor Day here.

    I just downloaded Sarah Mayberry's free August Harlequin and look forward to reading it. I also won a copy of Manda Collins' new book and look forward to trying a new author.

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    1. Kim, I hope you enjoy Manda's book! :)

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  13. I have so many books to read from July, and now August is here... 8 books to buy.. and some of August books are already on my TBR Shelf... Ah so many books, and not enough hours in the day.

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    1. I'm with you, Kathleen! We need a few more hours. ;)

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  14. I just finished up Susan Mallery's Three Little Words. I don't normally read contemporaries but I have to say I really enjoyed it. Finished it in one day, and that says a lot for me! I seem to never be able to sit down without interruptions. I just might go back and read some of the others in the series.

    Looks like a good month for books and I am looking forward to reading Manda Collins Why Dukes Say I Do

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it, SuzyQ! Please let us know what you think of the others if you read them. :)

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  15. I'll name 3 but of course I want to read so many more this month - Once Upon a Tartan – Grace Burrowes; The Highlander’s Desire – Margo Maguire; The Devil of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney. Of course that's just the tip of the iceberg lol.

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  16. I'm looking forward to reading
    Biting Bad – Chloe Neill
    Jeanne C Stein-Blood Bond
    Wicked Beat – Olivia Cunning

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  17. I have read Gone South by Meg Moseley and Perfect Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips. Both Both were good but Perfect Fling was excellent! I gave it 5 stars. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Wow Andrea! Quite a month coming up, as usual. I've devoured the Ilona Andrews, Magic Rises, and am looking forward to Kate Cross's Breath of Iron, Elle Kennedy's Midnight Games, and Grace Burrowes' Once Upon a Tartan.

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    1. Yes, Nancy, and this list is probably missing a bunch. With my grandfather's failing health, I've had a lot on my mind and plate. I hope you enjoy those!! :)

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  19. I have read Cowboy Seeks Bride & The Chocolate Touch, and would highly recommend them both! I am looking forward to The Marriage Merger (the rest of the books in the series were excellent!), Flirting with Texas, Surrender to Sultry & Wedding Belles from contemporary. From historical - Once Upon a Tartan, Why Dukes Say I Do, Seduction in Silk, and The Devil of Clan Sinclair. But honestly, there are so many great books, it is hard to pick!

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    1. Great list, Sharlene, and thanks for the recs!

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  20. Have read none yet. Looking f/d to a lot of the contemps, Mallery, Probst, Everett to name a few.
    Patoct
    patoct@yahoo.com

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  21. Looks like a great list here. I haven't had much time for reading this summer, been really busy!

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  22. Quite a few I want to read, especially the Burrowes, Carla Kelly and Linden adn Robin Owens. Must read Meljean Brook's Guardian Demon and Ilona Andrews Magic Rises, two of my top favorite series! Of course I loved Heart of Obsidian (Singh), top favorite series. Wanting to try Lindsey Piper after seeing some good comments about her series.
    I did read the new Ranney, this one was okay for me. I was disappointed with Kresley Cole's MacReive, seemed flat, not much character chemistry, seemed to be missing the usual series humor and quirkiness for me.

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  23. So many amazing authors and books. Once again I'm just adding on all the historical books to my reading list.

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  24. I wanted to let you know I got my RWA prize today I LOVE IT!! thank you so much :)
    As for August reads.... I'm a bit behind, last month I decided to re-read every Lisa Kleypas Book I own so I've been busy with that :) Right now I'm on the 2nd Bow Street Runner book :)

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  25. Ack, more releases?? My poor TBR pile!! lol

    The releases that top my list for this month are The Darkest Craving – Gena Showalter, Flirting with Texas – Katie Lane, The Marriage Merger – Jennifer Probst, Three Little Words – Susan Mallery, Perfect Fling – Carly Phillips, My Notorious Gentleman – Gaelen Foley and Some Like it Hot – Susan Andersen. These are all series I'm always moving to the tops of my pile because I can't wait to read what's next.

    Other books I'm looking forward to are And Then Comes Marriage – Celeste Bradley, Once Upon a Tartan – Grace Burrowes, Why Dukes Say I Do – Manda Collins, How to Lose a Bride in One Night – Sophie Jordan, Love and Other Scandals – Caroline Linden, The Devil of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney, Surrender to Sultry – Macy Beckett, Fiancé by Friday – Catherine Bybee and Sanctuary Island – Lily Everett

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  26. Really looking forward to lots of books coming out in August. Especially Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning and Burn by Maya Banks. Also looking forward to the new book coming out by Carly Phillips, Macy Beckett, Lorilee James, and Bella Andre. Lots of other great books on the list that will try to get on ebook. Thanks for the new release list.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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