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Friday, May 2, 2014

New Releases for May

May is here and that means summer is on its way! I, for one, am looking forward to it and our vacation to Boston. As a family of American history buffs, we can’t wait to walk the Freedom Trail! Have you ever been to Boston? If so, what are some of your must-see recommendations for Boston? Do you have any special summer vacation plans? If so, where are you headed?

May is also a terrific month for romance releases! So far, I’ve read It Happened One Wedding by Julie James and loved it! Look for my review soon. I also read Risky Game by Tracy Solheim and really enjoyed it. I’m currently reading In Want of a Wife by Jo Goodman and it is classic Goodman. I love her writing. I’m looking forward to reading How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke, It Takes a Scandal by Caroline Linden, and Home to Stay by Terri Osburn.

Which May 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 June, happy reading!





Historical

The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride – Victoria Alexander
The Unexpected Duchess – Valerie Bowman
Yield to the Highlander – Terri Brisbin
Redemption of the Duke – Gayle Callen
Meet the Earl at Midnight – Gina Conkle
Never Entice an Earl – Lily Dalton
A Wedding by Dawn – Alison DeLaine
Abducted by a Prince – Olivia Drake
Warrior’s Curse – Alexa Egan (Paranormal)
In Want of a Wife – Jo Goodman
How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days – Laura Lee Guhrke
Secrets of Seduction – Nicole Jordan
Unwed and Unrepentant – Marguerite Kaye
When a Laird Takes a Lady – Rowan Keats
Dreams of Lilacs – Lynn Kurland
The Masterful Mr. Montague – Stephanie Laurens
Return of the Prodigal Gilvry – Ann Lethbridge
It Takes a Scandal – Caroline Linden
Hearts Afire – Sara Luck
One Night in Winter – Simon Sebag Montefiore (Historical Fiction)
Notorious in the West – Lisa Plumley
The Witch of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney
To Charm a Naughty Countess – Theresa Romain
Daughter of the Gods – Stephanie Thornton (Historical Fiction)
To Love a Highlander – Sue-Ellen Welfonder


Contemporary

One Hundred Names – Cecelia Ahern (Women’s Fiction)
House on Blackberry Hill – Donna Alward
Always on My Mind – Bella Andre
No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Kate Angell
Then and Always – Dani Atkins (Women’s Fiction)
The Widow’s Walk – Robert Barclay (Women’s Fiction)
Make You Mine – Macy Beckett
Secrets from Her Past – Jules Bennett
Return to the Beach House – Georgia Bockoven (Women’s Fiction)
Apart at the Seams – Marie Bostwick (Women’s Fiction)
The Best Medicine – Tracy Brogan
Flirting with Forever – Molly Cannon
Talk Dirty to Me – Dakota Cassidy
Nash – Jay Crownover
How to Rope a Real Man – Melissa Cutler
Another Woman’s Man – Shelly Ellis (Women’s Fiction)
Frisky Business – Tawna Fenske
Cutting Teeth – Julia Fierro (Women’s Fiction)
The Orphans of Race Point – Patry Francis (Women’s Fiction)
The One & Only – Emily Giffin (Women’s Fiction)
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell – Nadia Hashimi (Women’s Fiction)
The From-Aways – CJ Hauser (Women’s Fiction)
Inked Armor – Helena Hunting
It Happened One Wedding – Julie James
Heart of Gold – Beverly Jenkins (Women’s Fiction)
Fallout – Sadie Jones (Women’s Fiction)
The Blessings – Elise Juska (Women’s Fiction)
Half Moon Harbor – Donna Kauffman
The Pink Suit – Nicole Mary Kelby (Women’s Fiction)
Black Lake – Johanna Lane (Women’s Fiction)
A Beautiful Distraction – Kelsie Leverich
The Year She Left Us – Kathryn Ma (Women’s Fiction)
When We Met – Susan Mallery
A Family Affair – Fern Michaels (Women’s Fiction)
A Reason to Love – Alexis Morgan
Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore – Walter Mosley (Women’s Fiction)
Closed Doors – Lisa O’Donnell (Women’s Fiction)
Home to Stay – Terri Osburn
Where Earth Meets Water – Pia Padukone (Women’s Fiction)
The Witch of Belladonna Bay – Suzanne Palmieri (Women’s Fiction)
Searching for Perfect – Jennifer Probst
Inn at Last Chance – Hope Ramsay
The Shadow Year – Hannah Richell (Women’s Fiction)
The Memory Garden – Mary Rickert (Women’s Fiction)
Under a Summer Sky – Nan Rossiter (Women’s Fiction)
Risky Game – Tracy Solheim
Then, Again – Karen Stivali
The Forgotten Seamstress – Liz Trenow (Women’s Fiction)
Hold Me in Contempt – Wendy Williams (Women’s Fiction)
Summer Days – Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter, Holly Chamberlin


YA/Teen

All Lined Up – Cora Carmack (New Adult)
The One – Kiera Cass (Futuristic)
Rush Too Far – Abbi Glines (New Adult)
Killer Instinct – S.E. Green
Reborn – C.C. Hunter (Paranormal)
Misunderstandings – Tiffany King (New Adult)
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
Blue Notes – Carrie Lofty (New Adult)
Tease – Amanda Maciel
Free to Fall – Lauren Miller (Sci-Fi)
After the End – Amy Plum (Paranormal)
Camp Payback – J.K. Rock
Empower – Jessica Shirvington (Paranormal)
Royally Lost – Angie Stanton
The Art of Lainey – Paula Stokes
The Secrets of Lily Graves – Sarah Strohmeyer
The Bet – Rachel Van Dyken (New Adult)
Breakable – Tammara Webber (New Adult)
Dangerous Creatures – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Paranormal)


Romantic Suspense

Pure Heat – M.L. Buchman
The Broken – Shelley Coriell
Partners in Crime – Downey Greene
Son of a Preacher Man – Arianna Hart
Something to Lose – Tamra Lassiter
Breaking Point – Lindsay McKenna
Her Perfect Mate – Paige Tyler (Paranormal)
Hell for Leather – Julie Ann Walker




Paranormal

The Fire and the Earth – Lila Dubois
Once Bitten, Twice Burned – Cynthia Eden
Forged – Jacquelyn Frank
Slightly Spellbound – Kimberly Frost
Darkest Flame – Donna Grant
The Guild – Jean Johnson
Turning Tides – Mia Marshall
Burning Dawn – Gena Showalter
How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) – Kerrelyn Sparks




Urban Fantasy

Dark Flight – Cassi Carver
Midnight Crossroad – Charlaine Harris
Sixth Grave on the Edge – Darynda Jones
Alien Collective – Gini Koch
Sparrow Hill Road – Seanan McGuire
House of the Rising Sun – Kristen Painter
Dragons & Dirigibles – Cindy Spencer Pape





Erotica/Erotic Romance

Giving In – Maya Banks
Burning Up the Rain – Cathryn Cade
The Professional – Kresley Cole
Soul Surrender – Katana Collins
Mercy – HelenKay Dimon
The Princess and the Porn Star – Lauren Gallagher
Flying – Megan Hart
Redneck Romeo – Lorelei James
Since I Saw You – Beth Kery
Reflection – Elene Sallinger
Dim the Lights – Lindsay Evans, Velvet Carter, Theodora Taylor






****Please note: Books that are released on Tuesday, May 27th, are considered by publishers as June releases and will be on next month’s list. Thanks!

29 comments:

  1. I've read WHEN WE MET by Susan Mallery. Loved it!

    I'm MOST looking forward to:
    To Charm a Naughty Countess – Theresa Romain
    The Unexpected Duchess – Valerie Bowman
    Redemption of the Duke – Gayle Callen
    How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days – Laura Lee Guhrke
    Secrets of Seduction – Nicole Jordan
    It Takes a Scandal – Caroline Linden
    Risky Game – Tracy Solheim

    Marcy Shuler

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    1. Oh! Thanks for letting us know, Marcy! We love getting recommendations. :)

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  2. Julie James, Susan Mallery, Tracy Solheim
    patoct

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  3. These are my buy list:

    The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride – Victoria Alexander
    The Unexpected Duchess – Valerie Bowman
    Redemption of the Duke – Gayle Callen
    Never Entice an Earl – Lily Dalton
    A Wedding by Dawn – Alison DeLaine (I just won a copy of this @ Free Book Friday)
    How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days – Laura Lee Guhrke
    The Masterful Mr. Montague – Stephanie Laurens
    It Takes a Scandal – Caroline Linden
    To Charm a Naughty Countess – Theresa Romain

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    1. Terrific list of historicals, Karen!

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  4. The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride – Victoria Alexander, The Unexpected Duchess – Valerie Bowman, Yield to the Highlander – Terri Brisbin. How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days – Laura Lee Guhrke, Secrets of Seduction – Nicole Jordan, The Masterful Mr. Montague – Stephanie Laurens, The Witch of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney, To Love a Highlander – Sue-Ellen Welfonder, I already have Victoria Alexander's on my Kindle but haven't finished it yet. Why, oh why, must I work for a living?? It take so much of my reading time!

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    1. I hear you, Dianna. The pesky job sure gets in the way! Lol

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  5. Teresa Romain's new book

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    1. Yay! And the cover is gorgeous.

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  6. I haven't read any!! :( But, as always, those historicals are calling to me with the ones set in Scotland first.

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  7. I need more hours in the day or more days in the month for reading. I’m off my pace since I’ve been tied up for weeks on freelance writing projects. But I have already read, enjoyed, and reviewed (or am in the process of reviewing) the following:
    How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days – Laura Lee Guhrke
    It Takes a Scandal – Caroline Linden
    To Charm a Naughty Countess – Theresa Romain
    House on Blackberry Hill – Donna Alward
    The Best Medicine – Tracy Brogan
    When We Met – Susan Mallery
    A Reason to Love – Alexis Morgan
    Home to Stay – Terri Osburn

    These are on my TBR list, and I’m hoping to read them all before the June releases increase my TBR shelves:
    The Unexpected Duchess – Valerie Bowman
    Never Entice an Earl – Lily Dalton
    In Want of a Wife – Jo Goodman
    Dreams of Lilacs – Lynn Kurland
    One Hundred Names – Cecelia Ahern
    Return to the Beach House – Georgia Bockoven
    Apart at the Seams – Marie Bostwick
    Flirting with Forever – Molly Cannon
    The One & Only – Emily Giffin
    It Happened One Wedding – Julie James
    Heart of Gold – Beverly Jenkins
    Searching for Perfect – Jennifer Probst
    Inn at Last Chance – Hope Ramsay
    Risky Game – Tracy Solheim
    All Lined Up – Cora Carmack
    Blue Notes – Carrie Lofty
    Breakable – Tammara Webber



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    1. I'm with you, Janga. This last month of school is crazy busy. I need more hours! :)

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  8. Great list here! I love the historicals.

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  9. I'm looking forward for When We Met by Susan Mallery,
    It Happened One Wedding by Julie James,
    Heart of Gold by Beverly Jenkins.
    The Witch of Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney
    To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain,The Masterful Mr. Montague by Stephanie Laurens,How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke,
    The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride by Victoria Alexander
    The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman
    Yield to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin
    Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen, so many morebut I love books
    Penney

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  10. Boston recommendations: The Freedom Trail is a lot of fun and a great way to see the old part of the city, so you are on the right track there! My other favorite spots are the Public Garden, the Esplanade along the Charles River, and the main branch of the public library, which is in Copley Square. Grab a cool drink at the café there and enjoy it in the beautiful old courtyard in the center of the building. They also have interesting exhibits about local history and art. Enjoy your trip!

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    1. THANK YOU, Tiffky Doofky! I'm writing this down!

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  11. If you have a car, venture out to Concord and Lexington. The Minutemen are always there reenacting something or other. There's always a musket demonstration that kids LOVE! You can walk along the trail that Paul Revere road on and see where the first shots were fired.
    The Swan Boats in Boston are fun, too!

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    1. AWESOME! Thanks so much, Tracy!

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  12. I'm most looking forward to: Alien Collective – Gini Koch, Dreams of Lilacs – Lynn Kurland and The Unexpected Duchess - Valerie Bowman.

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    1. I hope they meet your expectations, Barbara! :)

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  13. All of the historical reads go automatically on my list.

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  14. Belle,andre, maya banks,Donna Kauffman books
    Thnaksl
    Kimh

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  15. I am looking forward to:
    In Want of a Wife – Jo Goodman
    It Happened One Wedding – Julie James
    Hell for Leather – Julie Ann Walker

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  16. Lots of great reads to look forward to this month, especially from some of my favorite series like Julie James' FBI/US Attorneys, Gena Showalter's Angles of the Dark and Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold!

    Julie James- It Happened One Wedding
    Susan Mallery- When We Met
    Gena Showalter- Burning Dawn
    Stephanie Laurens-The Masterful Mr. Montague
    Tracy Solheim-Risk Game
    Theresa Romain-To Charm a Naughty Countess
    Caroline Linden-It Takes a Scandal
    Donna Grant- Darkest Flame

    These are at the top of my list, but I could just about add all the historical and contemporary titles to my list! :-)

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  17. I love looking at the new releases list but it just means my TBR list grows some more!!

    When We Met – Susan Mallery
    It Happened One Wedding – Julie James
    Searching for Perfect – Jennifer Probst
    Make You Mine – Macy Beckett
    Burning Dawn – Gena Showalter
    Risky Game – Tracy Solheim
    Forged – Jacquelyn Frank
    To Charm a Naughty Countess – Theresa Romain
    It Takes a Scandal – Caroline Linden
    Redemption of the Duke – Gayle Callen
    How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days – Laura Lee Guhrke
    The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride – Victoria Alexander
    The Witch of Clan Sinclair – Karen Ranney

    Lots of my favorite authors and my favorite series continuing! Lots to look forward to :)

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