Monday, May 3, 2010

New Releases for May!

Ah, May is here. I have mixed feelings about the month of May. I love that the flowers are in full bloom and summer is almost here, which means I can take my kids to the pool and sleep in most mornings. But it also signifies the end of another school year for my kids, which always leaves me feeling a bit sad. Thank goodness I have some great new May releases to brighten up my mood! Which May releases have you read? Of those, which ones do you recommend? Which ones are you most looking forward to? Tell us and one lucky poster will win a random May release!

Until June, happy reading!


A Secret Affair -- Mary Balogh
The Notorious Scoundrel -- Alexandra Benedict
Secrets of the Tudor Court -- D.L. Bogdan (Historical Fiction)
In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady -- Gayle Callen
A Lady Never Tells -- Candace Camp
Wicked Becomes You -- Meredith Duran
A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior -- Suzanne Enoch
Stay a Little Longer -- Dorothy Garlock
His Border Bride -- Blythe Gifford
A Knight’s Persuasion -- Catherine Kean
Sex and the Single Earl -- Vanessa Kelly
Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress -- Ann Lethbridge
The Rogue Prince -- Margo Maguire
Rule’s Bride -- Kat Martin
Lord of Devil Isle -- Connie Mason
To Deceive a Duke -- Amanda McCabe
Amethyst Destiny -- Pamela Montgomerie
Never Less Than a Lady -- Mary Jo Putney
Burning Lamp -- Amanda Quick
Ravished by a Highlander -- Paula Quinn
Mistress by Mistake -- Maggie Robinson
Seducing the Knight -- Gerri Russell
Crown of Destiny -- Bertrice Small
Sweetest Little Sin -- Christine Wells
Seducing the Highlander -- Emma Wildes
Mail-Order Mistress -- Jillian Hart, Carolyn Davidson, Kate Bridges
Undone -- Susan Johnson, Terri Brisbin, Mary Wine


Breakaway -- Rochelle Alers
Miss You Most of All -- Elizabeth Bass (Women’s Fiction)
A Thread So Thin -- Marie Bostwick (Women’s Fiction)
Give Me Fever -- Niobia Bryant
Hot Southern Nights -- Dianne Castell
Nancy’s Theory of Style -- Grace Coopersmith (Women’s Fiction)
Half Life -- Roopa Farooki (Women’s Fiction)
In Shelter Cove -- Barbara Freethy
Nothing But Trouble -- Rachel Gibson
Heart of the Matter -- Emily Giffin (Women’s Fiction)
Try to Remember -- Iris Gomez (Women’s Fiction)
Wedding Cake -- Lynne Hinton (Women’s Fiction)
Make Your Move -- Samantha Hunter
Spontaneous -- Brenda Jackson
Hannah’s List -- Debbie Macomber (Women’s Fiction)
Chasing Perfect -- Susan Mallery
Straight Up -- Deirdre Martin
Wayward Dreams -- Gail McFarland
Return to Sender -- Fern Michaels (Women’s Fiction)
Long Summer Nights -- Kathleen O’Reilly
It Had to Be You -- Francis Ray
Savor the Moment -- Nora Roberts
Montana Destiny -- R.C. Ryan
Surprise Me . . . -- Isabel Sharpe
Led Into Temptation -- Cara Summers
Still the One -- Robin Wells
On Folly Beach -- Karen White (Women’s Fiction)
Sweet Tea at Sunrise -- Sherryl Woods
Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume V -- Leslie Kelly & Jennifer LaBrecque


Restoring Harmony -- Joƫlle Anthony (Futuristic)
Ship Breaker -- Paolo Bacigalupi (Fantasy)
White Cat -- Holly Black (Paranormal)
The Carrie Diaries -- Candace Bushnell
Runaway -- Meg Cabot
Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me -- Kristen Chandler
The Daughters -- Joanna Philbin
Spells -- Aprilynne Pike (Paranormal)
Sorta Like a Rockstar -- Matthew Quick
Shade -- Jeri Smith-Ready (Paranormal)
Somebody Everybody Listens to -- Suzanne Supplee

Romantic Suspense

Meltdown -- Gail Barrett
Stranger in a Small Town -- Kerry Connor
Memory of Murder -- Kathleen Creighton
Hitched! -- B.J. Daniels
The Medusa Proposition -- Cindy Dees
Line of Fire -- Jo Davis
The Baby’s Guardian -- Delores Fossen
Risk No Secrets -- Cindy Gerard
Her Bodyguard -- Mallory Kane
Stranded with the Prince -- Dana Marton
Man Undercover -- Alana Matthews
Last Chance -- Christy Reece
Touching Darkness -- Jaime Rush
Play Dead -- Meryl Sawyer
Anywhere She Runs -- Debra Webb
The Sheik’s Command -- Loreth Anne White
Men of Danger -- Lora Leigh, Red Garnier, Alexis Grant, Lorie O’Clare


Running Scared -- Shannon K. Butcher
Touch of Surrender -- Rhyannon Byrd
Out of Sight -- Stella Cameron
Shadow Marked -- Anna J. Evans
Wild Fire -- Christine Feehan
Stealing Kathryn -- Jacquelyn Frank
Beyond the Shadows -- Jess Granger
Blood Born -- Linda Howard & Linda Jones
One Enchanted Evening -- Lynn Kurland
Love in the Time of Dragons -- Katie MacAlister
A Breath of Magic -- Tracy Madison
The Adversary -- Lindsay McKenna
Vampire Vendetta -- Alexis Morgan
Marked -- Elisabeth Naughton
Haunting Warrior -- Erin Quinn
The Demon in Me -- Michelle Rowen
Into the Dark -- Gena Showalter
The Wish List -- Gabi Stevens
Lover Mine -- J.R. Ward

Urban Fantasy

Ghosts & Echoes -- Lyn Benedict
Play Dead -- Ryan Brown
Kiss of Death -- Rachel Caine
Burned -- P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Amazon Queen -- Lori Devoti
Hard Magic -- Laura Anne Gilman
Hunted by the Others -- Jess Haines
Honeymoon of the Dead -- Tate Hallaway
Chaos Bites -- Lori Handeland
Dead in the Family -- Charlaine Harris
Stormwalker -- Allyson James
Moonshine -- Alaya Johnson
Bound by Darkness -- Annette McCleave
Spirit Bound -- Richelle Mead
Magic of the Storm -- Devon Monk
A Taint in the Blood -- S.M. Stirling

Erotica/Erotic Romance

Sex, Lies & Secret Lives -- Thea Devine
Sinful -- Charlotte Featherstone (Historical)
Impulsive -- Cathryn Fox (Paranormal)
Hers for the Evening -- Jasmine Haynes
Vampire Mistress -- Joey W. Hill (Paranormal)
Dark Harvest -- Anitra Lynn McLeod (Fantasy)
Simply Insatiable -- Kate Pearce (Historical)


  1. What A bunch of Great books in May !
    I haven't read any of them, but i was lucky enough to win around three books from the list :) {waiting patiently for them to arrive safely at my home}

    One book that i most looking forward to read is Touching Darkness by Jaime Rush, I've been trying to win this book in several blogs, i hope i can win this here *fingers crossed*

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  2. i am most looking forward to Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran :)

  3. Andrea, Andrea, Andrea! You've done it again. I'm so grateful for this list every month, I don't know what I'd do with out it.

    I've read several books on the list - Savor The Moment, Lover Mine, Impulsive and Anywhere She Runs. I'm feeling lucky that this month several of my favorite authors have releases. I'm in the middle of reading Rule's Bride and so far I'm turning the pages.

    The books I can't wait to get my hands on are:
    Never Less Than a Lady - I love Mary Jo Puntney's first book in the Lost Lords series - Loving a Lost Lord, so I'm really looking forward to this one.

    I'm also looking forward to reading Christine Feehan's Wild Fire - the Leopard series is very raw and the alpha heroes are off the charts; I just can't get enough of this one.

    I just ordered Stormwalker - and I'm very excited to read it. I loved Allyson James' alter ego's book(aka Jennifer Ashley)The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie so I'm very curious to see what she does with urban fantasy. I've heard great things about it.

    I guess I'm going to be reading non-stop this month - perhaps outside by a body of water sipping a cold drink. I hope you find some time to do the same!

  4. Hello! Thanks for posting such a huge and eclectic list!

    I would appreciate just about any of those books, but when I saw Susan Mallery's name, I knew that would be "the one". I have read 200-300 books every year for over 35 years now and then I pass them on to girlfriends when I'm done, but one of Susan's books was my first "keeper". I re-read it every few years. (With my poor memory, it seems like a new book, LOL!) So, Susan Mallery's CHASING PERFECT would be my choice!

  5. so many choices. "sex & the single earl" "a lady's guide to improper behavior" "never less than a lady" & "ravished by the highlander" would be included on my May release list.

  6. Another month with bountiful reading treasure, Andrea! I've already read eight of these: Never Less Than a Lady -- Mary Jo Putney, Burning Lamp -- Amanda Quick, Mistress by Mistake -- Maggie Robinson, Nothing But Trouble -- Rachel Gibson, Hannah’s List -- Debbie Macomber, Chasing Perfect -- Susan Mallery, Savor the Moment -- Nora Roberts, and Sweet Tea at Sunrise -- Sherryl Woods. I enjoyed all of them, and Mistress by Mistake and Never Less Than A Lady were both five star reads for me. I'm reading Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran today with Suzanne Enoch's A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior and Barbara Freethy's In Shelter Cove to follow.

    I'll be looking for four more tomorrow: A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh (I've been waiting for Con's story since the first Huxtable book); Sex and the Single Earl by Vanessa Kelly, which I know I love because I was privileged to read an earlier draft of it; Sweetest Little Sin by Christine Wells (I've been waiting forever for Louisa and Jardine's story); and On Folly Beach by Karen White, one of my favorite women's fiction authors. Then later this month, there will be Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin and
    Still the One by Robin Wells. From start to finish, May's a great month for this reader.

  7. I've read & LOVED, Rachel Gibson's NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. It got a well-deserved 5 star rating here , as well.

    Currently, I'm reading Charlotte Featherstone's, SINFUL. I'm not a big reader of erotica but this one caught my attention because it seemed to be very character-driven and I am devouring it. Trying to slow my reading pace a bit so that I savor the words. Excellent.

  8. I haven't read any of them either but I will. I have a few of them on pre-order so they should be heading my way very soon. I know that Rule's Bride by Kat Martin is on the way as we speak.

    Mary Balogh, Candace Camp, Suzanne Enoch, Vanessa Kelly, and Rachel Gibson are all auto buys for me. Plus many others, I am addicted, that is all I can say.

  9. If you've got a Kindle, Mistress by Mistake is free today until May 6! Go download
    I'll try to come back with links for the nook and Sony e-reader later. :)

    Thanks again for having me as a guest last week!

  10. Oops. It's Monday and my brain is fried already. here's the Amazon link:

  11. Thank you for this list! I've already read Gerri Russell's Seducing the Knight and it's awesome! Looks like I'm headed to the book store today.

  12. I just read Savor the Moment over the weekend and LOVED it, and I've downloaded a few others, including Vanessa Kelly's. I'm also on a long library waiting list for Burning Lamp and have started the J.R. Ward series and the Stella Cameron series so I can catch up to these releases! There are a ton others on here though that I've been waiting on, especially A Secret Affair and because of all the great reviews I've added Nothing But Trouble to my TBR list ;) Going to be a busy month!

  13. Ya! So many great books to get. Saturday i went out and got "A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior -- Suzanne Enoch" and OMG! It's sooooo good!!! Loving Tolly to death. Plus Carroway alert! ^^

    Totally looking forward to "In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady -- Gayle Callen, Never Less Than a Lady -- Mary Jo Putney, & Wicked Becomes You -- Meredith Duran". ^^


  14. Great list of books coming for May. Haven't read any of these yet. I have a couple on my TBR shelf with the rest on my BTB list. Here's what I'm looking forward to:

    A Secret Affair -- Mary Balogh
    The Notorious Scoundrel -- Alexandra Benedict
    In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady -- Gayle Callen
    A Lady Never Tells -- Candace Camp
    Wicked Becomes You -- Meredith Duran
    A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior -- Suzanne Enoch
    Sex and the Single Earl -- Vanessa Kelly
    Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress -- Ann Lethbridge
    To Deceive a Duke -- Amanda McCabe
    Never Less Than a Lady -- Mary Jo Putney
    Mistress by Mistake -- Maggie Robinson
    Sweetest Little Sin -- Christine Wells

  15. Lots of good books for may!!
    I am looking forward to Nora Roberts' "Savor the Moment". I think this finishes that series.

  16. From your list, I'm most looking forward to Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris--gotta get my Sookie fix! I'm also anxious to read Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur. It's the final installment in her Riley Jensen/Guardian series, and it will be released May 25.

  17. Whoohoo! Just downloaded my free copy of Mistress by to keep from diving in until AFTER I get some work done today...

  18. Andrea, I feel the same way about another school year ending. Seems like the kids are just growing up way too fast.

    Wow, look at all those books!! Man, sure wish I had to the time to read them all . . .

  19. Sorry I'm late, everyone! Because of the awful weather, I had no internet until recently.

    Yes, mariska, there are a ton of great books in May! June is the big month for me. I have SO many favorite authors that have releases then!

    chelleyreads, I've not read Duran yet, but have heard nothing but wonderful things about her books!

  20. Glad you like the list, Marisa. :) Tell me, didn't you love Savor the Moment? And I am sooooo looking forward to Parker's story!!

    Hey, Laney4! Susan Mallery is another author I've yet to read. Maybe someday if I ever find the time. Thanks for stopping by!

  21. gamistress66, I have Suzie E's and can't wait to read it after I catch up on my review books. LOVE her books!

    Hey, Janga! Wow, that's some list! I have Rachel Gibson's in my TBR pile, thanks to PJ's great review. Can't wait to read it. Enjoy Louisa and Jardine's story!!

  22. Scorpio M., let me know how Charlotte's book is. You've got me curious!

    Dianna, we're all addicted, so you're in good company. Isn't thrilling just buying books, much less reading them? LOL!

  23. Awesome! Thanks for letting us know, Maggie. And we enjoyed you visiting with us!!

    Have fun at the bookstore, April! And thanks for stopping by. :)

  24. Yay, JWZ1978! I'm glad you loved STM. Now I bet you can't wait to read Parker's story, can you?!? Should be really good!

  25. jedisakora said: Saturday i went out and got "A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior -- Suzanne Enoch" and OMG! It's sooooo good!!! Loving Tolly to death. Plus Carroway alert! ^^

    I'm so glad to know it's good, Melissa! And I saw in Suzie's newsletter that Shaw's story is next!! I'm super thrilled!!!

  26. Terrific list, Karen!! I hope you enjoy them all when you read them!

    runner10, Savo the Moment is the third in the series and the last will be out in November. Not too long to wait! I hope you enjoy STM!

  27. Thanks for the news Andrea! So very very glad to hear it. ^^ I've been wanting to hear his story for ages.

  28. LSUReader, enjoy your Sookie fix!! LOL

    Woohoo, JWZ1978!

  29. Karyn, I've read (and liked) a novella by Mary Balogh, but none of her full-length books. Another author add. LOL!

    Tell me about it, Buffie. I wish I was a fast reader. I did finish Sarah MacLean's Nine Rules to Break... and LOVED it!!!! It is now one of my top 5 favorites of all time!

  30. You and me both, Melissa!! :)

  31. I've read Maggie's "Mistress by Mistake" and I absolutely loved it. On my list are two of Barbara Freethy's new releases and Meredith Duran's "Wicked Becomes You." I've been hearing a lot of great things about Meredith's books. I'm also a big Meryl Sawyer fan, so I'm looking forward to her new one.

  32. I am looking forward to reading A LOT of these books!

  33. Jane, is it just me or is Meredith Duran's cover absolutely stunning? Which is exactly why I chose it. I looooove purple. :)

    Me, too, Deb!!!

  34. Looking forward to another great month of book releases. I haven't read any of them yet but some of those I'm really looking forward to are:

    Simply Insatiable by Kate Pearce, Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran, Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone.

    And a new author I’ve never read before...Her Ladyship's Companion by Evangeline Collins.

    mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

  35. P.S. My literal and virtual mountain of books is reaching its limit, but I love it! (Nah, no limit, just getting higher!)

  36. I can't wait to get Sex and the Single Earl- Love Vanessa- and am looking forward to my Mother's Day Amazon gift card so I can feed my romance addiction 8~)

  37. The book I can't wait to read is Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews. I've been waiting a whole year to know what happens next to Kate and Curran!