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Friday, April 4, 2014

New Releases for April

Happy April, everyone! I love April. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, and it’s my daughter’s birthday month. She will be 10 this year and is so excited to be double digits. :) Mini-Me, as I affectionately call her, LOVES to read and it is a rare sight when she does not have her nose in a book. As a voracious reader myself, is it any wonder I gave her that nickname?!

Speaking of reading, there are a ton of great books out this month! One April book that I HIGHLY recommend is Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James. It is my favorite of hers (right next to Pleasure for Pleasure) and went straight to my keeper shelf. Seriously, pick it up. You won’t be disappointed. (You can check out PJ’s awesome review here.) I have also read Vanessa Kelly’s Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom and LOVED it! So, these two books should definitely be on your list of books to buy. Right now I am reading Between the Devil and Ian Eversea by Julie Anne Long and loving it! So, so good. I’m thinking it might need to be on your list, too.

Which April 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 May, happy reading!





Historical

Unlacing Lady Thea – Louise Allen
A Shocking Delight – Jo Beverley
Cavendon Hall – Barbara Taylor Bradford (Historical Fiction)
Welcome to Wyoming – Kate Bridges
What a Reckless Rogue Needs – Vicky Dreiling
Fool Me Twice – Meredith Duran
After the Scandal – Elizabeth Essex
The Venetian Bargain – Marina Fiorato (Historical Fiction)
The Girl Who Came Home – Hazel Gaynor (Historical Fiction)
The Winter Bride – Anne Gracie
Three Weeks with Lady X – Eloisa James
The Red Lily Crown – Elizabeth Loupas (Historical Fiction)
The Wedding Ring Request – Carla Kelly
Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom – Vanessa Kelly
Sweet Disorder – Rose Lerner (e-book)
Between the Devil and Ian Eversea – Julie Anne Long
Devil’s Angel – Mallery Malone
Moonlight on My Mind – Jennifer McQuiston
What a Hero Dares – Kasey Michaels
The Secret Life of William Shakespeare – Jude Morgan (Historical Fiction)
Otherwise Engaged – Amanda Quick
Desiring Lady Caro – Ella Quinn (e-book)
The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell – Paula Quinn
Wallflower Gone Wild – Maya Rodale
The Collector of Dying Breaths – M.J. Rose (Historical Fiction)
London’s Most Wanted Rake – Bronwyn Scott
Bellagrand – Paullina Simons (Historical Fiction)
The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match – Stefanie Sloane
Empress of the Night – Eva Stachniak (Historical Fiction)


Contemporary

Hitting the Right Note – Rhonda Bowen (Women’s Fiction)
The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off – Carolyn Brown (Women’s Fiction)
Team Seven – Marcus Burke (Women’s Fiction)
Hope Ignites – Jaci Burton
Four Friends – Robyn Carr (Women’s Fiction)
Betrayal – Naomi Chase (Women’s Fiction)
Recklessly Royal – Nichole Chase
When the Cypress Whispers – Yvette Manessis Corporon (Women’s Fiction)
Bad Boy Seduction – Zuri Day
The Other Story – Tatiana de Rosnay (Women’s Fiction)
On the Rocks – Erin Duffy (Women’s Fiction)
Driving Lessons – Zoe Fishman (Women’s Fiction)
Dash of Peril – Lori Foster
The Sea Horse – Elisabeth Gifford (Women’s Fiction)
Vintage – Susan Gloss (Women’s Fiction)
The Naughty Girls’ Book Group – Sophie Hart (Women’s Fiction)
Waiting on You – Kristan Higgins
Random Acts of Kindness – Lisa Verge Higgins (Women’s Fiction)
Three Weeks with a Bull Rider – Cat Johnson
The Sweetheart Rules – Shirley Jump
How to Handle a Cowboy – Joanne Kennedy
Kiss the Bride – Lucy Kevin
Sweet Talk Me – Kieran Kramer
A Match Made in Texas – Katie Lane
The Reading Circle – Ashton Lee (Women’s Fiction)
Never Say Goodbye – Susan Lewis (Women’s Fiction)
Blossom Street Brides – Debbie Macomber
Wildflower Wedding – LuAnn McLane
Up at Butternut Lake – Mary McNear (Women’s Fiction)
Forget Me Not – Fern Michaels (Women’s Fiction)
If You Don’t Know Me – Mary B. Morrison (Women’s Fiction)
Come Home to Me – Brenda Novak
The Art of Floating – Kristin Bair O’Keeffe (Women’s Fiction)
Pretty in Ink – Lindsey J. Palmer (Women’s Fiction)
The Idea of Him – Holly Peterson (Women’s Fiction)
The Other Half – Sarah Rayner (Women’s Fiction)
Taken with You – Shannon Stacey
The Day He Kissed Her – Juliana Stone
Betting the Rainbow – Jodi Thomas
A SEAL’s Kiss – Tawny Weber
On the Surface – Kate Willoughby
Fugitive Heart – Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon


YA/Teen

Don’t Look Back – Jennifer L. Armentrout (Mystery)
Sea of Shadows – Kelley Armstrong (Paranormal)
The Here and Now – Ann Brashares (Futuristic)
The Lonesome Young – Lucy Connors
The Inventor’s Secret – Andrea Cremer (Historical, Steampunk)
What I Thought Was True – Huntley Fitzpatrick
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover (New Adult)
The Hunt – Stacey Kade (Sci-Fi)
Ask Me – Kimberly Pauley (Mystery)
Sleep No More – Aprilynne Pike (Paranormal)
Long Live the Suicide King – Aaron Michael Ritchey
Paper Hearts – S.R. Savell
This Side of Salvation – Jeri Smith-Ready
Dreams of Gods & Monsters – Laini Taylor (Fantasy)
The Museum of Intangible Things – Wendy Wunder


Romantic Suspense

You’re Not Safe – Mary Burton
Waking the Dead – Heather Graham
Playing with Fire – Renee Graziano
Far Gone – Laura Griffin
With a Vengeance – Jacqui Jacoby
Midnight Pursuits – Elle Kennedy
She Can Hide – Melinda Leigh
Night Driver – Elizabeth Lowell
The Collector – Nora Roberts


Paranormal

Wild Wolf – Jennifer Ashley
Turned – Virna DePaul
Bite Me – Shelly Laurenston
Drowning in Fire – Hanna Martine
Ghost Seer – Robin D. Owens
Prince’s Fire – Amy Raby
Shadow Spell – Nora Roberts
Running Free – Jorrie Spencer
The King – J.R. Ward


Urban Fantasy

Covenant – Sabrina Benulis
Illusion – Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stone Cold – Devon Monk
Shadowbound – Dianne Sylvan
Circle of Blood – Debbie Viguie
Dawn’s Early Light – Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Games Creatures Play – Multi-author anthology


Erotica/Erotic Romance

Dangerously Bound – Eden Bradley
Legal Heat – Linda Castille
Twisted – Emma Chase
Teach Me a Lesson – Jasmine Haynes
Unwound – Lorelei James
Surrender to Temptation – Lauren Jameson
Rebecca’s Lost Journals – Lisa Renee Jones
Wicked Games – Angela Knight
Smokin’ Hot – Lynn LaFleur
The Education of Victoria – Angela Meadows (Historical)
Frankendom – Robin L. Rotham (Paranormal)




****Please note: Books that are released on Tuesday, April 29th, are considered by publishers as May releases and will be on next month’s list. Thanks!

32 comments:

  1. Great books,
    Loving javi burton, Lori foster book
    Kimh

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  2. I really enjoyed "Hope Ignites" and definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. I'm really looking forward to Meredith Duran's "Fool Me Twice" and Laura Griffin's "Far Gone."

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    1. I really need to read Meredith Duran, Jane. So many people recommend her books!

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  3. Read Hope Ignites - couldnt finish it - liked the first one better. Really enjoyed Blossom Street Brides.

    Am Looking f/d to:



    Contemporary

    The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off – Carolyn Brown (Women’s Fiction)
    Four Friends – Robyn Carr (Women’s Fiction)
    Sweet Talk Me – Kieran Kramer
    The McLane, Novak, J. Stone, Jump and Shannon Stacey books.

    patoct@yahoo.com

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    1. Isn't that a beautiful cover for Sweet Talk Me, Pat?

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  4. Have read:
    Three Weeks with Lady X---highly recommend!!!!
    Fool Me Twice
    Between the Devil and Ian Eversea
    Sweet Disorder--very good short story; looking forward to the next novel

    Have to Read
    The King----saving the book for a business trip when I have hours on a flight for uninterrupted reading!
    Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom

    Will still be buying
    What a Reckless Rogue Needs
    Desiring Lady Caro
    One Night With an Earl
    The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match
    Trenton
    The Temptations of Anna Jacobs

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Lady X, Barbara! It is one of my top books of this year. LOVED it!

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  5. I like the ones you suggested and am looking forward to reading those first. (I always go for the historicals first lol).

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    1. catslady, historicals were my "first love" and I always read them first, too. : )

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  6. looking forward to the Winter Bride

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    1. Another one with a gorgeous cover!

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  7. I am reading Kristan Higgins' book WAITING ON YOU right now. Others that I am looking forward to are The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie, Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James, Between the Devil and Ian Eversea by Julie Anne Long, and Come Home to Me by Brenda Novak. I am enjoying reading both historicals and contemporaries.

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    1. How are you enjoying Kristan's book, Cheryl? I look forward to hearing what you think of Three Weeks with Lady X. I think you'll love it!

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    2. I am enjoying Waiting on You a lot. Of course, I always enjoy one of Kristan's books. I have read them all!

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  8. I've read a couple--Moonlight on My Mind (McQuiston,) which I liked, and Betting the Rainbow (Thomas,) which I loved. Next up is Rose Lerner's Sweet Disorder. There are several more on the list I'm looking forward to, including:

    Far Gone – Laura Griffin
    Between the Devil and Ian Eversea – Julie Anne Long
    Otherwise Engaged – Amanda Quick
    Three Weeks with Lady X – Eloisa James
    The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match – Stefanie Sloane
    Waiting on You – Kristan Higgins

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    1. Yes! Stefanie's book is on my list, too. How could I forget it?!

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  9. Unlacing Lady Thea – Louise Allen
    A Shocking Delight – Jo Beverley
    Welcome to Wyoming – Kate Bridges
    What a Reckless Rogue Needs – Vicky Dreiling
    Fool Me Twice – Meredith Duran
    After the Scandal – Elizabeth Essex
    The Winter Bride – Anne Gracie
    Three Weeks with Lady X – Eloisa James
    Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom – Vanessa Kelly
    Between the Devil and Ian Eversea – Julie Anne Long
    Moonlight on My Mind – Jennifer McQuiston
    What a Hero Dares – Kasey Michaels
    The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell – Paula Quinn
    Wallflower Gone Wild – Maya Rodale
    London’s Most Wanted Rake – Bronwyn Scott
    The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match – Stefanie Sloane
    Taken with You – Shannon Stacey
    The Day He Kissed Her – Juliana Stone
    Betting the Rainbow – Jodi Thomas
    A SEAL’s Kiss – Tawny Weber
    Blossom Street Brides – Debbie Macomber
    Wildflower Wedding – LuAnn McLane
    Waiting on You – Kristan Higgins
    Sweet Talk Me – Kieran Kramer
    The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off – Carolyn Brown
    Night Driver – Elizabeth Lowell
    The Collector – Nora Roberts

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    1. What a list, Laurie! I hope you enjoy them!

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  10. I’ve already read these and enjoyed every one of them along with Sarah Mayberry’s Her Kind of Trouble and Karen Templeton’s More Than She Expected:

    A Shocking Delight – Jo Beverley
    Fool Me Twice – Meredith Duran
    The Winter Bride – Anne Gracie
    Three Weeks with Lady X – Eloisa James
    Sweet Disorder – Rose Lerner
    Between the Devil and Ian Eversea – Julie Anne Long
    Four Friends – Robyn Carr
    Waiting on You – Kristan Higgins
    Come Home to Me – Brenda Novak
    Taken with You – Shannon Stacey
    The Day He Kissed Her – Juliana Stone

    These are already on my Kindle, and I will be reading them soon:
    The Wedding Ring Request – Carla Kelly
    Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom – Vanessa Kelly
    Moonlight on My Mind – Jennifer McQuiston
    Sweet Talk Me – Kieran Kramer
    Wildflower Wedding – LuAnn McLane
    Betting the Rainbow – Jodi Thomas

    These are on my wishlist:
    Unlacing Lady Thea – Louise Allen
    What a Reckless Rogue Needs – Vicky Dreiling
    After the Scandal – Elizabeth Essex
    What a Hero Dares – Kasey Michaels
    The Secret Life of William Shakespeare – Jude Morgan
    Otherwise Engaged – Amanda Quick
    Bellagrand – Paullina Simons
    The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match – Stefanie Sloane
    Vintage – Susan Gloss
    Random Acts of Kindness – Lisa Verge Higgins
    The Sweetheart Rules – Shirley Jump
    The Reading Circle – Ashton Lee
    Blossom Street Brides – Debbie Macomber
    Far Gone – Laura Griffin
    The Collector – Nora Roberts
    Shadow Spell – Nora Roberts

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    1. Janga, I just popped over to your blog and read your review of JAL's book (which I'm reading). It is wonderful! : )

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  11. too many books, wait, no such thing -- too little time! :)
    completely enjoyed so much was left w/ book hangover :) :Bite Me – Shelly Laurenston
    arrived today & getting ready to start reading: Turned – Virna DePaul
    got my copy waiting on me: Fool Me Twice – Meredith Duran & Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom – Vanessa Kelly



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  12. This is going to be a good month...lol I wanted 4 Friends , Mary Burton,Elle Kennedy and Jaci Burton just to start... thanks for the list.

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  14. I have just finished reading CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM - I LOVED it!!

    As per usual I'm adding all of the Historical reads to my wish list.

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  15. This is another great month for books since there are so many to choose from, I'll definitely be adding to my wish list!
    Here are the ones I'm putting at the top of my list:

    A Match Made in Texas – Katie Lane
    Three Weeks with Lady X – Eloisa James
    Wallflower Gone Wild – Maya Rodale
    Between the Devil and Ian Eversea – Julie Anne Long
    Hope Ignites – Jaci Burton
    Dash of Peril – Lori Foster

    I'll definitely need more hours in the day for reading! ;-)

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  16. It looks like a really good reading month. I have Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran on my TBR list along with Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James. I didn't even know Carla Kelly had a new book out so I will have to check that out too.

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  17. I'm reading Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts right now and it's a major disappointment. I have Meredith Duran and JAL in my TBR pile and hope to read them soon.

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  18. There is so many out now I have some I want to read I can't wait. Thank you for sending them all
    Happy reading
    Penney

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  19. I always love these lists and yet dread them at the same time. My TBR list grows with so many contemporary and historical goodies! :)

    Between the Devil and Ian Eversea – Julie Anne Long
    A Match Made in Texas – Katie Lane
    Waiting on You – Kristan Higgins
    Dash of Peril – Lori Foster
    Three Weeks with Lady X – Eloisa James
    Taken with You – Shannon Stacey
    The Day He Kissed Her – Juliana Stone
    Hope Ignites – Jaci Burton
    Sweet Talk Me – Kieran Kramer
    Wallflower Gone Wild – Maya Rodale
    Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom – Vanessa Kelly
    Moonlight on My Mind – Jennifer McQuiston
    After the Scandal – Elizabeth Essex
    Shadow Spell – Nora Roberts
    The Sweetheart Rules – Shirley Jump
    Come Home to Me – Brenda Novak
    A SEAL’s Kiss – Tawny Weber
    The Collector – Nora Roberts

    It always amazes me how many series I've read for so long when I see my favorite authors releasing the next books in them! Makes me happy! :)

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  20. I see.. jr ward, nora roberts, eloisa james, and amanda quick on the list. So can't wait for these books

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