Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Releases for October

It’s October! This month brings fall festivals, pumpkin carving, cooler temperatures (at least here in the northern hemisphere), and new releases! So far I have read He’s So Fine and One in a Million by Jill Shalvis and loved them both! I reviewed He’s So Fine here and will be reviewing One in a Million very soon. I am DYING to read Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt! I absolutely love her Maiden Lane series so I will gobble this one up as soon as I get it. I’m also looking forward to In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins and the Christmas Brides and A Christmas to Remember anthologies. It’s time for Christmas stories!

Which October 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 November, happy reading!


Rules for a Proper Governess – Jennifer Ashley
What a Lady Needs for Christmas – Grace Burrowes
The Far Side of the Sun – Kate Furnivall (Historical Fiction)
The Tudor Vendetta – C.W. Gortner (Historical Fiction)
The Prince Who Loved Me – Karen Hawkins
If He’s Daring – Hannah Howell (Paranormal)
Darling Beast – Elizabeth Hoyt
Land of Dreams – Kate Kerrigan (Historical Fiction)
Once Upon a Plaid – Mia Marlowe
The Groom Says Yes – Cathy Maxwell
Betrayed by His Kiss – Amanda McCabe
The Truth about Lady Felkirk – Christine Merrill
Zachary Black: Duke of Debauchery – Carole Mortimer
A Matter of Grave Concern – Brenda Novak
An American Duchess – Sharon Page
Night of a Thousand Stars – Deanna Raybourn (Historical Fiction)
What a Wallflower Wants – Maya Rodale
Season for Desire – Theresa Romain
Celine – Kathleen Bittner Roth
Moonlight Raider – Amanda Scott
Never Marry a Viscount – Anne Stuart
A Place Called Harmony – Jodi Thomas
Christmas Brides – Suzanne Enoch, Alexandra Hawkins, Elizabeth Essex, Valerie Bowman
Wild West Christmas – Jenna Kernan, Kathryn Albright, Lynna Banning


Keep Me Safe – Maya Banks (Romantic Suspense)
Life Is Sweet – Elizabeth Bass (Women’s Fiction)
The Last Breath – Kimberly Belle (Women’s Fiction)
The Night Belongs to Fireman – Jennifer Bernard
Cowboy Boots for Christmas – Carolyn Brown
Hope Burns – Jaci Burton
The Wedding Vow – Cara Connelly
Rowdy – Jay Crownover
No Christmas Like the Present – Sierra Donovan
Ruining Mr. Perfect – Marie Harte
In Your Dreams – Kristan Higgins
Winter Street – Elin Hilderbrand (Women’s Fiction)
A Gift to Remember – Melissa Hill
Gentlemen Prefer Curves – Sugar Jamison
Jilted – Rachel Johns
Carolina Blues – Virginia Kantra
Stirring Up Trouble – Kimberly Kincaid
Shopaholic to the Stars – Sophie Kinsella (Women’s Fiction)
Ring in the Holidays – Katie Lane
Perfectly Innocent – Tamra Lassiter (Romantic Suspense)
The Missing Place – Sophie Littlefield (Women’s Fiction)
The Christmas Wedding Ring – Susan Mallery
Mr. Miracle – Debbie Macomber
It Happened at Christmas – Debbie Mason
Crazy, Sexy, Revenge – J.D. Mason (Women’s Fiction)
Final Lap – Erin McCarthy
You Were Meant for Me – Yona Zeldis McDonough (Women’s Fiction)
Sweet Harmony – LuAnn McLane
All Fired Up – Kate Meader
Mistletoe on Main Street – Olivia Miles
How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran (Women’s Fiction)
The Wonder of All Things – Jason Mott (Women’s Fiction)
Rooms – Lauren Oliver (Women’s Fiction)
Leaving Time – Jodi Picoult (Women’s Fiction)
Reunion – Hannah Pittard (Women’s Fiction)
All He Wants for Christmas – Lisa Plumley
Getting Even – Sarah Rayner (Women’s Fiction)
Truth Be Told – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Suspense)
The Maverick of Copper Creek – R.C. Ryan
Going Gone – Sharon Sala (Romantic Suspense)
He’s So Fine – Jill Shalvis
One in a Million – Jill Shalvis
Innocent Prey – Maggie Shayne (Romantic Suspense)
The Night Garden – Lisa Van Allen (Women’s Fiction)
Sweeter Than Sin – Shiloh Walker (Romantic Suspense)
The Christmas Boquet – Sherryl Woods
A Christmas to Remember – Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano
Our First Christmas – Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Mary Carter, Cathy Lamb
When the Snow Falls – Fern Michaels, Nancy Bush, Rosanna Chiofalo, Lin Stepp


As Long As You Love Me – Ann Aguirre (New Adult)
Boy Trouble – ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Thunder – Bonnie S. Calhoun (Futuristic, Inspirational)
Exquisite Captive – Heather Demetrios (Paranormal)
Unmarked – Kami Garcia (Paranormal)
Scratch – Rhonda Helms (New Adult)
Love Is the Drug – Alaya Dawn Johnson (Futuristic, Mystery)
Sublime – Christina Lauren (Paranormal)
Stay with Me – J. Lynn (New Adult)
Kiss Kill Vanish – Jessica Martinez (Mystery)
Day 21 – Kass Morgan (Futuristic)
Snow Like Ashes – Sara Raasch (Fantasy)
The Perfectionists – Sara Shepard (Mystery)
The Queen of Zombie Hearts – Gena Showalter (Paranormal)
They All Fall Down – Roxanne St. Claire (Mystery)
Stray – Elissa Sussman (Fantasy)
Afterwords – Scott Westerfeld (Paranormal)
Belzhar – Meg Wolitzer
Night Sky – Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann (Paranormal)
Redeemed – P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (Urban Fantasy)
My True Love Gave to Me – Multi-author anthology


Summer Moon – Jan DeLima
The Betrayed – Heather Graham
Burning Desire – Donna Grant
To Love a King – Shona Husk
Chained by Night – Larissa Ione
Heart of Stone – Debra Mullins
A Highland Wolf Christmas – Terry Spear
Savage Revenge – Shelli Stevens
Howl of the Wolf – N.J. Walters

Urban Fantasy

Poison Fruit – Jacqueline Carey
Undead and Unwary – MaryJanice Davidson
The Mountain’s Shadow – Cecilia Dominic
Blood of an Ancient – Rinda Elliot
Flight from Hell – Yasmine Galenorn
Reckoning – S.J. Harper
Broken Soul – Faith Hunter
Seventh Grave and No Body – Darynda Jones
Wicked Misery – Tracey Martin
Incarnate – Anton Strout
Unbinding – Eileen Wilks

Erotica/Erotic Romance

She’s All In – Cathryn Cade
Tied – Emma Chase
Beauty and the Billionaire – Jessica Clare
Steady Beat – Lexxie Couper
Rhythm of My Heart – Jess Dee (Paranormal)
Only – HelenKay Dimon
Anything He Wants & Castaway – Sara Fawkes
Falling In – Lydia Michaels
Cougar’s Courage – Teresa Noelle Roberts (Paranormal)
Spread Your Wings – Jayne Rylon
Primal Temptation – Sydney Somers (Paranormal)
Reaper’s Stand – Joanna Wylde


  1. Would've,like to,read, final lap, Erin McCarthy

    1. I have enjoyed the Fast Track series, Kim. : )

  2. Have read none yet but have on my tbr:
    Jilted, Hope Burns, Wedding Vow and In Your Dreams.

    On my wish List:
    Cowboy Boots for Christmas
    Christmas Wedding Ring
    Mr. Miracle
    It Happened at Christmas
    All Fired Up
    Mistletoe on Main St.
    He's So Fine
    Chirstmas Bouquet
    A Christmas to Remember
    Christmas Wedding Ring

    All contemps and you see a theme here? LOL. Great List.

    1. Yes! Contemps and Christmas stories, Pat! Enjoy!

  3. Lots of good ones on your list.
    I am looking forward to Lora Leigh's Nauti Enchantress, The Christmas Wedding Ring, The Christmas Bouquet and Jill Shalvis' last few releases. I have not read any of these on the list.
    Karen T.

    1. Well, I hope you are able to read these soon, Karen!

  4. I have already read and enjoyed The Groom Says Yes – Cathy Maxwell, An American Duchess – Sharon Page, Season for Desire – Theresa Romain, In Your Dreams (especially loved this one) – Kristan Higgins, Mr. Miracle – Debbie Macomber, All He Wants for Christmas – Lisa Plumley, and The Christmas Boquet – Sherryl Woods along with The Sweetness of Honey—Alison Kent and the novella Once Upon a Christmas Kiss—Manda Collins.

    I have Carolina Blues – Virginia Kantra, Rules for a Proper Governess – Jennifer Ashley, What a Lady Needs for Christmas – Grace Burrowes, and Darling Beast – Elizabeth Hoyt on preorder so that I can read them as soon as they are released and another 20+ October releases on my wish list. It's obvious that my October will be filled with outstanding reads!

    1. Oh, I'm glad to hear that about Kristan's book, Janga. Thanks!

  5. really enjoyed If He's Daring by Hannah Howell (I love those Wherlockes & Vauhns) & will be reading Elizabeth Hoyt's Darling Beast as soon as it arrives. Have several e-book 1st books this month including Dana Marie Bell (Of Shadows & Ash) & Nancy Gideon (Remembered by Moonlight). Rules for a Proper Governess by Jennifer Ashley is also on the wish list

  6. Well, Grace Burrowes is first on my list but as usual there are a lot of historicals I want to read plus a few others here and there lol.

  7. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

  8. In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins is at the top of my list. I also see some Christmas titles that I want to check out!

  9. Heather Ashby's "Never Forget" and Valerie Bowman's latest in the Christmas Anthology (don't have it in front of me to remember the title).

  10. haven't read any yet; maybe the Jennifer Ashley one

  11. like to read if he daring Hannah howell, What a lady needs for christmas

  12. I'm looking forward to reading Broken Soul – Faith Hunter, The Prince Who Loved Me – Karen Hawkins,and Darling Beast – Elizabeth Hoyt.

  13. So many to love. The historicals all make my list a a matter of course.

  14. Another great month of books to add to my wish list, topping the list are Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor books, the last of Jennifer Bernard's Bachelor Firemen book and Kristan Higgins' Blue Herron book:
    He’s So Fine – Jill Shalvis
    One in a Million – Jill Shalvis
    The Night Belongs to Fireman – Jennifer Bernard
    In Your Dreams – Kristan Higgins
    Ring in the Holidays – Katie Lane
    The Christmas Wedding Ring – Susan Mallery
    Hope Burns – Jaci Burton
    The Wedding Vow – Cara Connelly
    Ruining Mr. Perfect – Marie Harte
    The Prince Who Loved Me – Karen Hawkins
    The Groom Says Yes – Cathy Maxwell

  15. Oh, my goodness! There are so many books on the list this month I want to read; seems like a lot of good authors are releasing books altogether. I'm looking forward to Cathy Maxwell's release as well as the Christmas Brides anthology because Suzanne Enoch is one of the authors.

    I pop in every day, just don't seem to have time to comment. :)

  16. Really looking forward to Jill Shalvis' 2 Lucky Harbor books, Cathy Maxwell, Jennifer Bernard, Kristan Higgins, Karen Hawkins, Susan Mallery, Maya Rodale, Theresa Romain, Marie Harte and Jaci Burton. Definitely lots going on my wish list for this month! :)

  17. I am months behind on reading "new" books. I too am waiting for DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt. I have read her Maiden Lane series from the first and loved the slightly gothic tone of the stories. As usual, all the historicals are on my wish list. I especially look forward to the holiday anthologies. I have a shelf of them and reread them every year. The new ones, historical and contemporary, will be good additions to the trove. There are some interesting single author books, also: A Highland Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear, A Place Called Harmony by Jodi Thomas, One in a Million by Jill Shalvis, He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis, Innocent Prey by Maggie Shayne, The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery, Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber, It Happened at Christmas by Debbie Mason, Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Carolina Blues by Virginia Kantra.