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Friday, February 21, 2014

Make Your Reservations!




Well, it's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for March! There are some great books coming out this month. Here are just a few of the ones we are anticipating. Are any of these books on your list? If so, which ones? If not, which books are on your list?





The Bride Says Maybe
By Cathy Maxwell


What happens when a bride says maybe?

She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love . . . but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan! Well, Tara may have to marry him, but Breccan can't make her love him—can he?

What happens when the groom insists?

Breccan Campbell is nobody's fool. He knows that Tara is trouble. Yet he's determined to reform the Campbell name even if it means forging an alliance with the arrogant beauty. There's no doubt that Tara is a challenge, and Breccan loves nothing more. For he's vowed to thoroughly seduce Tara—and make her his in more than name alone.

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The Raider
By Monica McCarty

After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart.
 
Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation—a battle he badly wants to lose.


Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape.  Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance—before it’s too late?

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The Chance
By Robyn Carr

With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she'll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge. 

Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he's a man with a dark past, he's determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep…unless they take a chance on each other and find that deep and mysterious bond that belongs to those who choose love over fear.

(Mira)




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The Trouble with Honor
By Julia London 

Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family's ruin. Upon the earl's death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home—and their place on the pedestal of society—to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil's bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother's fiancée out of the Cabots' lives for good.

An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.

(HQN)







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Carolina Man
By Virginia Kantra

Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty—first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan.

Former military brat Kate knows Marines can make lousy fathers...and she's got the scars to prove it. Giving her heart to a man who's bent on leaving seems one sure way to have it broken.

Now, no matter what it takes, Luke must prove to Kate and to his daughter that Semper Fi is more than a motto—and to himself that there’s more than one way to be a hero.

(Berkley Sensation)







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Passionately Yours
By Cara Elliott

Proper young ladies of the ton-especially ones who have very small dowries-are not encouraged to have an interest in intellectual pursuits. Indeed, the only thing they are encouraged to pursue is an eligible bachelor.

Preferably one with both a title and a fortune.

So, the headstrong, opinionated Sloane sisters must keep their passions a secret.

Ah, but secret passions are wont to lead a lady into trouble . . . 

(Grand Central e-book)










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Loving Lord Ash
By Sally Mackenzie


A Little Misunderstanding. . .

Kit, the Marquis of Ashton, is in a sticky wicket. He married young and for love--how naïve. He discovered his mistake the very day of his wedding, but he is saddled now with a wife he's reluctant to trust. And however much evidence he gathers against faithless Jess, he can't seem to prove her guilt to the final judge--his foolish heart.


Jessica knows she's bobbled her marriage, however innocently. A fairy-tale wedding makes no difference if she hasn't got the marquis charmed to show for it. Well, she's had enough of accidental encounters with naked gentlemen and near misses explaining things to her husband. It's time to buck up and go win her man back--even if she has to fight very dirty indeed.

(Zebra)







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Confession
By Carey Baldwin

They say the Santa Fe Saint comes to save your soul—by taking your life.

Newly minted psychiatrist Faith Clancy gets the shock of her life when her first patient confesses to the grisly Saint murders. By law Faith's compelled to notify the authorities, but is her patient really the Saint? Or will she contribute to more death by turning the wrong man over to the police?

Faith is going to need all her wits and the help of a powerful adversary, Luke Jericho, if she's to unravel the truth. But she doesn't realize she's about to become an unwitting pawn in a serial killer's diabolical game. For once he's finished with Faith, she'll become his next victim.

(Avon e-book)







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The Rebel Pirate
By Donna Thorland

1775, Boston Harbor. James Sparhawk, Master and Commander in the British Navy, knows trouble when he sees it. The ship he’s boarded is carrying ammunition and gold into a country on the knife’s edge of war. Sparhawk’s duty is clear: confiscate the cargo, impound the vessel and seize the crew. But when one of the ship’s boys turns out to be a lovely girl, with a loaded pistol and dead-shot aim, Sparhawk finds himself held hostage aboard a Rebel privateer.

Sarah Ward never set out to break the law. Before Boston became a powder keg, she was poised to escape the stigma of being a notorious pirate’s daughter by wedding Micah Wild, one of Salem’s most successful merchants. Then a Patriot mob destroyed her fortune and Wild played her false by marrying her best friend and smuggling a chest of Rebel gold aboard her family’s ship.

Now branded a pirate herself, Sarah will do what she must to secure her family’s safety and her own future. Even if that means taking part in the cat and mouse game unfolding in Boston Harbor, the desperate naval fight between British and Rebel forces for the materiel of war—and pitting herself against James Sparhawk, the one man she cannot resist.

(NAL)







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Desperately Seeking Suzanna
By Elizabeth Michels

Sue Green just wanted one night to be the pretty one. But a few glasses of champagne and one wild disguise later, she's in some serious trouble. Who knew the devastatingly handsome face of Lord Holden Ellis would get in the way of her foot? And how exactly did all that high-kick dancing start in the first place? At least she blamed it on her new persona—Suzanna—so Society's most eligible bachelor will never find out the truth.

All Holden wants is the truth. Who was that vixen who seduced him so thoroughly, then disappeared? The only one who seems to have any answers about Suzanna is Miss Sue Green. She's promised to help him find his mystery woman, but she's not being all that helpful. And the more time Holden spends with Sue—witty, pretty, and disarmingly honest—the more he realizes he may have found exactly what he's been looking for all along...

(Sourcebooks)

33 comments:

  1. So many lovely choices! I'm looking forward to your reviews. I've been waiting for Julia London's book and Robyn Carr's book. Actually I'd like to read all of them!

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    1. Laurie, I've been waiting for those two as well! Janga has a wonderful review of Robyn Carr's book, The Chance at her personal blog. http://justjanga.blogspot.com

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  2. Wrote The titles of Cathy, Julia & Sally's books on my wishlist :D

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    1. Be sure to stop by for Andrea's New Releases on March 7th. I'm sure we can add a few more titles to that list. ;-)

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  3. I've already read and enjoyed the Carr, the Maxwell, and the London. Most of the other titles are on my TBR list. I'm practically hyperventilating in my eagerness to read Virginia Kantra's Carolina Man. I read The All You Can Dream Buffet, a March 4 release last night, and this morning I added it to my Best of 2014 list. March 18 brings a trio of highly anticipated books--Rose Lerner's Sweet Disorder, Alison Kent's Beneath the Patchwork Moon, and Susan Mallery's Evening Stars. And even though the dishes don't count March 25 releases until April, I must say that Tuesday promises to be truly spectacular. I have fifteen titles on my list for that day alone, including new books that I love from Eloisa James, Julie Anne Long, and Kristan Higgins. We should declare March 25 National Read-a-Romance Day since there are so many extraordinary new books being released on that day.

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    1. Janga, I liked the Maxwell too and am looking forward to reading your review. I'm eagerly anticipating the London and Carr. Can't wait to see those covers pop up on my Kindle! :)

      I've already read Carolina Man (didn't think I could love this family any more but, yep, I do).

      So glad you liked Barbara O'Neal's The All You Can Dream Buffet. Barbara O'Neal will be visiting with us on March 18th.

      Oh, I so agree with you about March 25th! I haven't read the Higgins but I have read advance copies of both Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James and Between the Devil and Ian Eversea by Julie Anne Long. Both are extraordinary! Eloisa James will be joining us for an interview on April 2nd.



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  4. I have THE RAIDER so pre-ordered...the only thing I don't have is a day off scheduled to read it. *LOL* The Rebel Pirate looks very interesting!!! Will have to check into that one!

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    1. Hellie, if you're like me with Monica McCarty's books, I foresee a very late night in your future!

      I'm reading The Rebel Pirate right now. I enjoyed Thorland's debut, The Turncoat (read my review here: http://www.theromancedish.com/2013/03/review-turncoat.html) and her American Revolution setting. My review of The Rebel Pirate will be posted on March 11th as part of Thorland's Rebel Pirate blog tour.

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  5. Is it that time already???? There are several books posted here that I want to read! Definitely Cathy Maxwell's book (too bad her heroine's name is Tara; don't like that name much). Monica McCarty is a new author for me and her book sounds really good. But, I especially am happy to see a historical about the Revolution. There are so few books about this time period, it seems; although, I do have several from Christian authors that were written 5 or 10 years ago. Thanks for the heads up, Andrea, about theses upcoming releases. ;)

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    1. Deb, if you like medieval romances with plenty of adventure, I highly recommend Monica McCarty The good thing with her is that she comes with an awesome back list! :)

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    2. Ooh, a backlist....books I don't have to wait until the next one comes out. :) Yes, I like medieval romances, but there haven't been too many of those lately either. THANKS, PJ!

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    3. "But, I especially am happy to see a historical about the Revolution. There are so few books about this time period, it seems;"

      I know, Deb! My kids have studied that period in school (and they both like to read more about it outside of school) and it was a fascinating time period! I wish more books were written about it, too.

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  6. I was lucky last month to get many of the new ones so I am still reading them lol. But of course I want to read this month's too and especially all the historicals although I do add other genres to the mix.

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    1. Catslady, there are some great historicals out in both March and April. Something for everyone! :)

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  7. Sally's book is on my wish list, I really enjoy her touch of humor

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    1. I do, too, gamistress! I've been looking forward to Ash's story from the beginning. : )

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  8. I'm reading and enjoying a March release The Cowboy's Reluctant Bride by Debra Cowan

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  9. This looks like a great list of fabulous books.

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  10. OMGOODNESS!!!
    Another great list of must reads for me!
    I have some favorite authors that are always must-buy-now and I see some new to me authors that I'll like to get.
    A sacrifice, but I will be strong and do my part in reading these books....LOL!
    Thanks for the list Andrea!

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    1. LOL, be strong! And you're welcome, Dalila!

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  11. I have just been glomming Virginia Kantra. just finished Mad Dog and Annie. Can't wait for the next Carolina book.

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    1. Trish, have you read Kantra's Children of the Sea series or her early romantic suspense? I've read everything she's written and she hasn't disappointed me yet!

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  12. I want to read every single one of these. Now to get them and read them.

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  13. I love this books and authors in historical romance that will be available in March! With three authors who have been my favorites for years, Cathy Maxwell, Julia London, Cara Elliot and Sally McKenzie, all of whose books are already added to my TBR list, I've also added Desperately Seeking Suzanna by Elizabeth Michaels! I read her debut book last month, Must Love Dukes, and I know her books will be added to my TBR list from now on as soon as I find out there being released!

    All I can say is that March is going to be an exciting month filled with so many wonderful books to read! The only problem is going to be which one to read first!

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    1. Jeanne, I have the same problem when so many that I want to read come out at the same time. Which one first?! LOL!

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  14. How can we be talking about March?

    THE REBEL PIRATE caught my immediate attention.

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    1. I know, Mary!! And I have that one on my list, too...along with her first book, TURNCOAT.

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  15. I'm eager to read all of them, but several really grabbed by attention. I won't say which ones because that might show favoritism. Suffice to say that March is going to be yet another great month for books!!

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  16. I'm really looking forward to reading the historicals. They're a huge weakness of mine, and they all look so good.

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  17. Wow - wonderful group - gotta catch up with Monica McCarty's series.

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