Thursday, October 7, 2010

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendar and Make Your Reservations for November! Here are some of the books we at the Romance Dish are looking forward to. Are any of these upcoming books on your list? If so, which ones?


Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

One rain-slicked night, six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother Victoria. And since that night, she has never again spoken a word.

The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sister’s will gives him the instructions: There’s no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow.

Maggie Collins doesn’t dare believe in love again, after losing her husband of one year. But she does believe in the magic of imagination. As the owner of a toy shop, she lives what she loves. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.

Three lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home...

(St. Martin's Press)


The Reckless Bride
by Stephanie Laurens

He races to complete their mission against escalating odds--his task made more perilous when he loses his heart.

She's determined to defy convention and live a solitary life--until she tastes the reckless pleasure found only in his arms.

Drawn together by fate, united by fiery passion, they pursue their shared they'll live to see only if they unmask the Black Cobra.



Firewalker by Allyson James

Janet Begay's Crossroads Hotel has attracted the supernatural ever since it opened. But a new, dark power is rising, this time inside Janet herself. Her boyfriend Mick, a sexy dragon shapeshifter the Navajo call a Firewalker, know what terrifying magic is threatening to overwhelm Janet and her Stormwalker powers. He watches over her, ready to fight for her, to do anything to keep her safe.

But then a mysterious corpse is found near the Crossroads Hotel-and Janet becomes the main suspect. Now Janet and Mick must uncover what really happened, and their investigation leads to the most perilous decision of their lives...



Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord
by Sarah MacLean

Since being named “London’s Lord to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met!

The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though she is used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.

But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless and foolish…like falling madly, passionately in love.



Happy Ever After
by Nora Roberts

As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride's vision. She just can't see where her own life is headed. Mechanic Malcomb Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker is no exception. Both know that moving from minor flirtation to major hook-up is a serious step. Parker's business risks have always paid off, but now she'll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart...


Rules of an Engagement
by Suzanne Enoch

For proper young ladies, good behavior has always been the rule...

Captain Bradshaw Carroway loves the seafaring life—though he’d rather be battling brigands than his current assignment of ferrying a boatload of spoiled aristocrats. One passenger, however, has caught his eye: a bewitching young minx who definitely distracts him from the rules of shipboard decorum...

Some rules, of course, are meant to be broken.

Miss Zephyr Ponsley has traveled the world, but she’s completely innocent in the ways of love. She’s never learned to dance or flirt. But scientific observation has taught her that the laws of attraction have no rules, and that no adventure, on land or sea, is more dangerous—or delicious—than passion!



His Darkest Embrace
by Juliana Stone

A solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. A woman who calls him enemy will give him reason to live . . .

Jagger is a creature of the night—Skye Knightly soars in the sun. Natural adversaries, they are now joined in a mission entrusted to Skye's family centuries ago: nothing less than the salvation of the Earth.

Wounded and bitter, Jagger sought escape in the solitude of the jungle, driven by a need to disappear forever . . . until a mysterious shifter who calls to his soul and feeds a yearning long forgotten pulls him from his dark path. A courageous warrior, Skye's passion is equal to Jagger's—but can she trust a man whose secrets are as devastating as her own?

Each is the other's sole hope for survival. But a dark and twisted truth is leading them toward the ultimate sacrifice for a love they may never live to claim.



The Princess in His Bed
by Lila DiPasqua

The author of the "luscious, sexy" (New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Holt) Awakened by a Kiss returns with a new collection of erotic fairy tales that would make even the Grimm Brothers blush, inspired by "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess and the Pea."

The Marquis' New Clothes: To search his wardrobe for a missing ring, Aimee will have to get very close to the seductive Marquis de Nattes, and soon finds that his clothes-and hers-are utterly forgotten...

The Lovely Duckling: Joseph d'Alumbert will stop at nothing to peel away the inhibitions of Emilie de Sarron and reveal the beautiful swan inside...

The Princess and the Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle can't sleep. There is something hard in her bed. Not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress- but the handsome marquis on it.



Indulgence in Death
by J.D. Robb

First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.

Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.

As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarefied circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in-and into the perverted heart of madness...



Passions of a Wicked Earl
by Lorraine Heath

Known throughout for his prowess in the bedroom, Morgan Lyons, the eighth Earl of Westcliffe, cannot forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. Discovering his young bride in the arms of his brother was a staggering blow—so he banished the beautiful deceiver to the country and devoted himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure.

Claire Lyons was an innocent, frightened girl on her wedding day, seeking chaste comfort from a childhood friend. Now, years later, she has blossomed magnificently and has returned to London with one goal in mind: the seduction of her notorious husband. Unskilled in the sensual arts, she burns nonetheless for the kisses too long denied her. And she has but one Season to win back the heart of the rogue she betrayed.

They are masters of seduction, London's greatest lovers. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one . . . until love takes them by surprise.



  1. Wow! There are a lot of great books being released in November! I'm looking forward to the books by Lisa Kleypas, Sarah MacLean and Suzanne Enoch. I can't wait!! :)

  2. What a lineup! I'm looking forward to:
    - "Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor" by Lisa Kleypas
    - "The Reckless Bride" by Stephanie Laurens (is this the last in the series?)
    - "Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord" by Sarah MacLean (because the last one was so much fun)
    - "His Darkest Embrace" by Juliana Stone
    - "Passions of a Wicked Earl" by Lorraine Heath


  3. Whoo Hoo so many great books I am soo looking forward to Stephanie Laurens new one and Sarah MacLean and Suzanne Enoch and Lorraine Heath.
    I can see some great books to read in the Air con while it heats up here in Australia

    Have Fun

  4. I want them all, but I have been waiting anxiously for Parker's story.

  5. Morning Everyone! It seems like every month this year has brought a bevy of fantastic romances and November is no exception! :)

    Trisha, I'm excited about Lisa's new series too. I have Sarah MacLean's first book but haven't had time to read it yet. Must remedy that before book #2 hits the shelves!

  6. Sheree, "The Reckless Bride" is the last one in the Black Cobra series. I've had the opportunity to read an early copy and it blew me away. Get ready for some major surprises!

  7. Good morning, Trisha! As you know, those are on my list, too. Along with Nora's and Lorraine's. I can't wait either!

  8. my top 3 (already rsvp'd at the bookstore) are:
    - The Reckless Bride
    - Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord
    - Rules of Engagement

    While there others, I can hardly wait for these to arrive :)

  9. Hi Helen! While you're looking forward to reading in the air conditioning, here in my part of the world we're snuggling under cozy blankets with a good book and a cup of hot tea. :)

  10. Thanks for stopping by, Sheree! Yes, that is the last in Stephanie's series. Should be a good one!

  11. LOL, Helen! Crank up that A/C!!

  12. Dianna, said: I want them all, but I have been waiting anxiously for Parker's story.

    Oh my gosh, me, too, Dianna!!!! Nora has done a terrific job of setting up Parker and Mal's story in the previous books. I. Can't. Wait!!

  13. gamistress66 said: (already rsvp'd at the bookstore)

    LOL, gamistress! Good for you for rsvp'ing them!

  14. Andrea and Dianna, I haven't read any of the books in Nora's new series. Now that they're all out (this is the last one, right?), I think I'll try to scrounge up copies so I can read them all together. Assuming, of course, that I can also scrounge up the time to read four books. That may be my biggest challenge! lol!

  15. I'm looking forward to Nora Roberts Happily Ever After! I've read and enjoyed the other 3 books in this Bride Quartet series: Vision in White, Bed of Roses and Savor the Moment.

  16. PJ said: I haven't read any of the books in Nora's new series.
    I haven't either! Once I have enough time to read the four books in a row, I will do it!

  17. OH, MY GOSH!!! YES!!! Another Suzanne Enoch book and it's about Bradshaw!

    Again, YES!!! Another book by Sarah MacLean!! She and Sara Lindsey have now become autobuy authors for me. They have surpassed my all-time fave author (won't give the name) to tie with Suzanne Enoch as my number-one-gotta-have-their-books-authors. (Now, say that fast 3 times!)

  18. Yes, PJ, this is the last one. And I'm LOL on finding time to read! Boy, can I relate. *g*

  19. Hey, Laurie! So you're looking forward to Nora's, too? Yay! Not too much longer to wait!!

  20. Deb said: OH, MY GOSH!!! YES!!! Another Suzanne Enoch book and it's about Bradshaw!

    I know!!!!!!! We've waited a long time for Shaw's book. I can't believe it's almost here!

    And I'm dying for Sarah's as well, Deb. Nine Rules was fabulous!

  21. Susan susan susan susan!!!! I'll be there the first day to get her new book. ^^ I've been dying to read it. It's the must read fall book for me. ^^


  22. November really has so many fantastic books! Now, to find time to read all of them. LOL

  23. Wow, so many great books coming out in November!! Nora's Happy Ever After, Lisa's Christmas in Friday Harbor, and Sarah MacLean's 10 Ways are definitely on the top of my list.

    I really enjoyed Sarah's Nine Rules, and have been looking forward to reading Nick's story for awhile. And Julianna's, which I know is coming up next.

    As for Happy Ever After, Nora has set up Parker and Mal's story from the second book, so can't wait for the payoff. It'll be fun to see how Mal melts Parker's Ice Queen facade and throw her for a loop, lol.

    It's a good think I'm working now, so I can afford all these books. :P

  24. I've already read Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean, which I adored. Like many of the rest of you, I'm eager to read the final book in Nora Roberts's Wedding Quartet, and I never miss a book by Enoch, Heath, or Kleypas. I'm also looking forward to the first book in Roxanne St. Claire's new series and to Harlequin SuperRomances by three of my favorite HSR authors: A Marine for Christmas, Beth Andrews; The Moon That Night, Helen Brenna; and The Best Laid Plans, Sarah Mayberry.

  25. I MUST check out Lorraine Heath, yes, I live under a rock, I have never read any of hers!

    Karyn, you most definitely need to read her books. She's fabulous!!

  26. I'm really looking forward to Kieran Kramer's debut WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY. I have heard so many great things about this book! And it looks like it's going to be funny and lighthearted like Julia Quinn, so I'm all over that.

    And I also heard the Sarah Mayberry Superrormance is very good.

  27. Definitely, I'll read several of these. The books by Kleypas, MacLean and Roberts top my list.

  28. LOL @ Melissa! I know you're a big fan of Suzanne's books and would be looking forward to this one!

  29. Hi, Lisa! The three you named are my top three from the list. ITA, Parker and Mal's romance has been brewing and this one should be a good one! Oh, and I'm hoping Julianna's hero is who I think it is. *keeping fingers crossed*

  30. Janga, I'm so glad to hear you adored Ten Ways. Sarah's writing is superb!

  31. Karyn, I agree with Gannon--you must read a Lorraine Heath book. I've not read one I didn't like.

  32. Elyssa said: I'm really looking forward to Kieran Kramer's debut WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY.

    Elyssa, I've heard quite a bit of buzz about this one recently and immediately added it to my TBB list. It looks really, really good!

  33. I hope you enjoy them, LSUReader!

  34. What a great lineup of books for October! I'm most looking forward to:
    The Reckless Bride by Stephanie Laurens
    Ten Ways to be Adored when Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean (can a title be any longer?)
    Rules of an Engagement by Suzanne Enoch

  35. Great line up of books, ladies. I had no idea Suzanne Enoch was writing Bradshaw's story! I adore that family. England's Perfect Hero remains one of my all time favorite romances.

    And thanks for introducing more authors to me. I sometimes sublet from Gannon's rock.

  36. Please tell me how we are expected to keep up with all these books. I don't read that fast.