Friday, October 11, 2013

Make Your Reservations!



It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for November! I love taking time to curl up under a blanket to read this time of year. Are any of these upcoming books on your list? If so, which ones? If not, which books are on your list?




The Sum of All Kisses
By Julia Quinn

He thinks she's an annoying know-it-all

Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she's long since tossed them out the window. Besides, even if Hugh did grow to enjoy her company, it wouldn't matter. A reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now, unable to run, ride, or even waltz, he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.

She thinks he's just plain mad

Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought three years earlier, the one that forced her cousin into exile, nearly destroying her family. But even if she could find a way to forgive him, it wouldn't matter. She doesn't care that his leg is less than perfect, it's his personality she can't abide. But when the pair is forced to spend a week in close company, they discover that first impressions are not always reliable. And when one kiss leads to two, three, and four, the mathematician may lose count, and the lady may, for the first time, find herself speechless.

(Avon)


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Rumor Has It
By Jill Shalvis

He’ll help unleash the new woman in her…

 
Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn’t exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He’s only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he’s in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he’d expect.

Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she’s always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she’s desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life.

To Griffin, Kate as always been his little sister’s friend, but now he’s finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting…

(Berkley)


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Foreplay
By Sophie Jordan

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend's brother, Hunter, for, like, ever. He's the key to everything she's always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she's kissed exactly one guy, she has the perfect plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom: take a few pointers from someone who knows what he's doing.

Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he's beyond gorgeous, but he's also dangerous and deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as a lesson in attraction is turning both their worlds upside down, and showing them just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what's real. . .

(William Morrow)


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Barefoot by the Sea
By Roxanne St. Claire

When you think you know your heart's desire . . .

Tessa Galloway is a gifted nurturer-her verdant garden at Barefoot Bay's new resort is living proof. If only the woman who can grow anything could grow what she wants most: a baby. Her friends think the right guy will come along, but Tessa doesn't want to wait. All she needs is the perfect donor to make her dream come true. Then John Brown is hired at the resort. If anyone could make beautiful babies, it's this gorgeous, mysterious man. So why does Tessa suddenly find herself wanting so much more?

Can you give up all your dreams for love?

It's been three long years since John Brown had to leave his old life. Forced into the witness protection program, he's desperate to be reunited with his toddler twins. When he gets that chance, there's a catch-he must prove he's got a steady job and a new wife. Landing a gig as a chef in Barefoot Bay is easy enough. And falling for lovely Tessa is even easier. The hard part? Can he win the heart of a woman who prizes honesty-when the truth may shatter it?

(Grand Central)


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Sins of a Wicked Princess
By Anna Randol

Ian Maddox, aka the Wraith, is happy to leave his life as a spy— as soon as he discovers who's been trying to kill his friends. All clues lead him to the bedroom of an exiled princess. Yet Princess Juliana isn't the simpering royal he expects, and this irresistible beauty agrees to give him the information he seeks . . . for a price.

Princess Juliana has never cowered—not even as she fled her burning castle in the midst of a rebellion—so she won't tremble before the darkly charismatic man who appears in her bedchamber and holds a knife to her throat. Instead, she bargains with the infamous spy to help her retrieve sensitive documents and restore her kingdom. But Juliana quickly finds that Ian is no humble servant, and she never imagines that lessons in thievery will lead to schooling in seduction.

(Avon)


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Wild Child
By Molly O'Keefe

Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while.

Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful.

(Bantam)


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Taming a Wild Scot
By Rowan Keats

Wrongfully accused of murder and left to die in a hellish Highland dungeon, Ana Bisset has lost all hope of freedom. But the beautiful healer’s luck takes an unexpected turn when a hooded stranger appears as her rescuer. After a harrowing escape, Ana settles alone in a quiet village where no one knows her past or her reputation. The last thing she ever expects is to meet her mysterious savior again...

Niall MacCurran is no hero, but a warrior on a dangerous mission to expose a threat to the realm. After his decision to free Ana, he now realizes that it is he who needs her help—willing or no—to advance his quest. But his growing feelings for the delicate yet resilient beauty soon jeopardize their safety—and not even Ana’s healing gifts may be enough to protect their love, or their lives.

(Signet)

26 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to Pamela Clare's "Striking Distance."

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  2. Definitely looking forward to Jill, Julia and Molly. Jill's Animal Magnetism is one of those series that I've re-read already in anticipation for Rumor Has It and Julia's been one of my favorites since I first found the Bridgertons! So excited but omgosh, November already?

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    1. So excited but omgosh, November already?

      I know, Ada. How did that happen?

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  3. The new Jill Shalvis is at the top of my list too. Foreplay sounds really good too, I'll have to check it out. Thx for the recs !!

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  4. I've read the O'Keefe and the Quinn. I reviewed The Sum of All Kisses just yesterday, and I actually reviewed Wild Child twice, although neither has gone live yet. That says something about my enthusiasm. The Shalvis, St. Claire, and Randol are all on my list. October 29 is really a Super Tuesday in romance releases. In addition to the Quinn and St, Claire releasing that day, Carlyle, Dreyer, Guhrke, Nash, and Thayne all have new novels and Valerie Bowman is releasing a Christmas novella. I'm also really excited about the new Sherry Thomas on November 5, the same day a new Julia Spencer-Fleming mystery will be on bookshelves. I am so-o-o eager to read both of those.

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    1. I have Wild Child on pre-order. Looking forward to reading it! I've read the St. Claire (another winner) and the Quinn (her stories always make me smile). Randol is on my list too. I've really enjoyed this series.

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  5. These all sound fantastic! I'd love to read Rowan Keats as she is new to me.

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    1. Laurie, Rowan Keats will be blogging with us on November 13th. Mark your calendar! :)

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  6. The 3 historicals sound wonderful and Jill Shalvis is always a winner!

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    1. Agreed! I'm looking forward to Taming a Wild Scot. I'm a big fan of medievals.

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  7. These all sound wonderful and I’m busy making a list. Have you ever noticed how much more fun it is to make a list of books wanted instead of a boring old grocery list? Yes! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh my goodness, yes I have, Connie!!

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  8. A big definite yes for the Quinn and Shalvis books. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Barefoot by the Sea and I really enjoyed it. Rocki's Barefoot books have been such fun to read. I highly recommend them.

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    1. I have the first few and need to plan some time to read them, LSUReader. Thanks for the rec!

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  9. The Shalvis and Quinn books are definitely on my list. Also, Brenda Novak's Take Me Home for Christmas.

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    1. Yay, Cheryl! Shalvis and Quinn seem to be on most readers' lists! ;-)

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  10. The TBR is already out of control! This new group looks great!

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  11. They all look good, but definitely Jill Shalvis and Julia Quinn.

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Julia Quinn is always on my list :)

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  13. THE SUM OF ALL KISSES is on my list & I've just added all the others.

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  14. Rumor Has It and Wild Child are already on my must be bought list...My TBR shelves are groaning now and they are going to go crazy when I add these two...

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  15. Quinn, Shalvis, St. Claire, Randol, and Keats. And my Wish List and TBR Mountain grow.

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