Friday, December 2, 2011

New Releases for December

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...everywhere you go... It certainly looks like Christmas in my house! Our tree is up, my Christmas CDs are playing in our van, and my kids are counting down the days. I may not be a fan of winter, but I do love Christmas. To me, it is quality time spent with those I love, and also giving to those who are in need. And it's the best time to give/get a gift card for books!

Speaking of books... Have you had a chance to read any December releases yet? If so, which ones do you recommend? Which books are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us and one lucky commenter will win a random book from my prize stash!

Until January, happy reading!


Devil’s Kiss – Zoë Archer (Paranormal)
Recklessly Yours –Allison Chase
The Danger of Desire – Elizabeth Essex
The Scottish Prisoner – Diana Gabaldon (Historical Fiction)
Come a Little Closer – Dorothy Garlock (Historical Fiction) *
When a Duke Says I Do – Jane Goodger
Bride of the Night – Heather Graham (Paranormal) *
To Wed a Wild Lord – Sabrina Jeffries *
An Unexpected Gentleman – Alissa Johnson
Seductive as Flame – Susan Johnson
Brazen – Margo Maguire
A Midsummer Night’s Sin – Kasey Michaels *
A Scottish Love – Karen Ranney


Breathe – Donna Alward
Carrie Goes Off the Map – Phillipa Ashley (Women’s Fiction)
A Summer in Europe – Marilyn Brant (Women’s Fiction)
Red-Hot Santa – Tori Carrington
Love in Play – Zuri Day
Some Like it Hot – Louisa Edwards
Yours, Unexpectedly – Susan Fox
A Place Called Home – Jo Goodman
The Mighty Quinns: Kellen – Kate Hoffmann
Wild Thing – Robin Kaye
It Happened One Christmas – Leslie Kelly
It’s All Greek to Me – Katie MacAlister
You’re (Not) the One – Alexandra Potter
Head Over Heels – Jill Shalvis *
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth – Alexander McCall Smith (Women’s Fiction)
Sexy Silent Nights – Cara Summers
Sex, Lies and Mistletoe – Tawny Weber
Money Never Sleeps – Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker (Women’s Fiction)
Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless – Kiki Swinson & Noire (Women’s Fiction)
Merry Christmas, Baby – Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jennifer LaBrecque, Rhonda Nelson


Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare (Paranormal)
Winging It – Deborah Cooke (Paranormal)
Kiss of Frost – Jennifer Estep (Paranormal)
Saving June – Hannah Harrington *
Catching Jordan – Miranda Kenneally
Uptown Dreams – Kelli London
Legend – Marie Lu (Futuristic)
Melody Burning – Whitley Strieber (Suspense)
The Probablility of Miracles – Wendy Wunder
The Future of Us – Jay Asher & Carolyn Macker (Fantasy)

Romantic Suspense

Silver Sparks – Starr Ambrose
Bear Claw Bodyguard – Jessica Andersen
Dead by Nightfall – Beverley Barton
If I Should Die – Allison Brennan
Daddy Bombshell – Lisa Childs
Captain’s Call of Duty – Cindy Dees
Top Gun Guardian – Carol Ericson
A Cavanaugh Christmas – Marie Ferrarella
Dade – Delores Fossen
Millionaire’s Last Stand – Elle Kennedy
True Shot – Joyce Lamb
She Can Run – Melinda Leigh
Hot Zone – Catherine Mann
Baby Battalion – Cassie Miles
Nanny 911 – Julie Miller
Copper Lake Secrets – Marilyn Pappano
In Her Sights – Robin Perini
Beyond the Darkness – Jaime Rush (Paranormal)


Fate’s Edge – Ilona Andrews
Demons Like it Hot – Sidney Ayers
Spells & Stitches – Barbara Bretton
Daybreak – Ellen Connor
Night Reigns – Dianne Duvall
Angel of Darkness – Cynthia Eden
Hunter of Shadows – Nancy Gideon
Immortal Rider – Larissa Ione *
Bound by Darkness – Alexandra Ivy
How to Worship a Goddess – Stephanie Julian
Soul Whisperer – Jenna Kernan
Lawe’s Justice – Lora Leigh
Within the Flames – Marjorie M. Liu
Slade – Sarah McCarty
Hearts and Swords – Robin D. Owens
That Old Black Magic – Michelle Rowen
Lord of the Abyss – Nalini Singh
Dreaming of the Wolf – Terry Spear

Urban Fantasy

Shaedes of Gray – Amanda Bonilla
Saints Astray – Jacqueline Carey *
Left Hand Magic – Nancy A. Collins
Blood of Eden – Tami Dane
Virtual Virgin – Carole Nelson Douglas
Killing Rites – M.L.N. Hanover
Alien Proliferation – Gini Koch
Acquainted with the Night – Piper Maitland
Vampires Dead Ahead – Cheyenne McCray
Bad Blood – Kristen Painter

Erotica/Erotic Romance

Deliciously Sinful – Lilli Feisty
Bound by the Vampire Queen – Joey W. Hill (Paranormal)
Feral – Sheri Whitefeather (Paranormal)
Agony/Ecstasy – Multi-author, edited by Jane Litte
Nightshift – Kate Douglas, Crystal Jordan, Lynn LaFleur (Paranormal)
Red Hot Winter – Delilah Devlin, Jess Dee, Lexxie Couper
Best Erotic Romance – Multi-author anthology

* released November 22nd


  1. I'm anticipating a lot of these books, but haven't read anything yet :) Really curious about Devil's Kiss, - I haven't read anything by Zoe Archer yet.

  2. any body ever read starr ambrose before?

    feel interest with this book ;)

  3. I haven't any of the December releases, but I'm really looking forward to Joyce Lamb's "True Shot." I loved the first two books in the series.

  4. The only one I have read so far is Larissa Ione's IMMORTAL RIDER! If you are a fan of her's you will LOVE this book! If you have not read any of her books, I would great suggest you do so! The Demonica series and now the Lords of Deliverance are wonderful paranormals!

  5. I can't wait to get my hands on "The Scottish Prisoner"
    by Diana Gabaldon. Unfortunatly I am referring to the book here. I can still dream about getting my hands on the "real" Scottish Prisoner, Jaime Fraser, sigh!

    To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries is next on my list.

  6. So many great books again

    I have read Tawny Weber's Sex Lies and Misltoe and loved it such a great read

    I need to get some gift cards for Chrissy i think LOL

    Have Fun

  7. I haven't gotten to read any of the December releases yet but
    To Wed a Wild Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
    A Scottish Love – Karen Ranney

    Sex, Lies and Mistletoe – Tawny Weber
    are at the top of my list.

  8. I can't wait to read Head over Heels by Jill Shalvis.

  9. Oh boy! I'm going to print this list and send it to Santa. Better yet, I'll head to the mall and sit on hit lap and fill his ear! Happy Holidays, everyone. Getting excited? I am!

  10. I haven`t had much time to read for pleasure, but I would definitely like to try `A Midsummer Night`s Sin` when I can.

  11. The two I am looking forward to reading are Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews and Daybreak by Ellen Connor; both series have been very good so far.

  12. Read To Wed A Wild Lord (and re-read it :)

  13. I've done less reading than usual this month, although I have read four December 27 releases, all of which I loved. I'm currently reading Carla Kelly's new Christmas stories, and they are wonderful.

    I have read Sabrina Jeffries's To Wed a Wild Lord, which I think is the best book in a terrific series. And I seriously loved Hannah Harrington's YA Saving June. It's one of those novels that I think even those who don't usually read YA will appreciate. A Place Called Home – Jo Goodman, Head Over Heels – Jill Shalvis, and Sex, Lies and Mistletoe – Tawny Weber are all on my TBB list. And I have lots of Christmas ebooks still to read.

  14. I didn't see it on your list, but How the Marquess Was Won by Julie Anne Long is being release on December 27. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  15. I haven’t read any of them yet, but a bunch of them look good! Topping my list are To Wed a Wild Lord (Sabrina Jeffries,) Alien Proliferation (Gini Koch,) and Head over Heels (Jill Shalvis.)

    Thanks for the list.

  16. Wonderful selection. Many thanks. I would enjoy reading the Diana Gabaldon book.

  17. I am definitely looking forward to reading Head over Heels by Jill Shalvis. :)

  18. A Summer in Europe interests me very much. Thanks.

  19. hoping to do some catching up on the tbr pile this month as only "too wed a wild lord" & "brazen" ore on my list for this month (of course that's always subject to change) :D

  20. This sounds like a great list, looking forward to some of these!

  21. Sorry I'm late, all! It's been a long day.

    @ kara-karina -- I'm intrigued by Devil's Kiss, too. I've heard great things about Zoe's books.

    @ Eli -- I've never read her books before either, but the cover is pretty!

    @ Jane -- I hope you enjoy it!

  22. I haven't read any December releases yet but I am looking forward to Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis.

  23. @ June -- Thanks for the rec!

    @ Flora -- LOL!!! Too funny. I bet you can't wait. ;-)

    @ Helen -- I plan to pick up Tawny's book, so thanks for letting me know it's good!

  24. I haven't read any of these books yet and I have so many to look forward to including:
    Brazen – Margo Maguire
    True Shot - Joyce Lamb

  25. @ Dianna -- Great choices! I figured you'd have Karen's book on your list. :)

    @ runner10 -- Me, too!!

    @ Connie -- LOL!! I am beyond excited. I can't wait for my kids to open their presents!

  26. @ Antonia -- I have that one on my wish list, too. Beautiful cover.

    @ TxDee -- Great choices. Both look good!

    @ Christy P -- Enjoy your Wild Lord. ;-)

  27. so many good books - not enough time!

  28. @ Janga -- Thanks for the rec on Saving June. It looks good.

    @ Penfield -- I am looking forward to Julie's book, too! I recently read my first by her (What I Did for a Duke) and LOVED it! The new one will be on next month's list since it's considered a January release by the publisher. ;-)

    @ LSUReader -- Great variety!

  29. @ petite -- I hope you enjoy them!

    @ TrishaM -- I know you are!!!!

    @ gamistress66 -- My lists are subject to change, too, based on the size of my wallet. LOL!

  30. @ Virginia -- Thanks!

    @ Maureen -- Yay! Another Jill fan! And I'm so happy that Head Over Heels made the NYT bestseller list. :)

    @ Na -- Great choices. I hope you enjoy!

    @ Di -- Very well said!

  31. There are lots of great books but the two I'm looking forward to the most are: Devil’s Kiss – Zoë Archer and Alien Proliferation - Gini Koch.

  32. Kara-karina, I've enjoyed Archer's books. Looking forward to Devil's Kiss!

  33. fsbuchler said, To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries is next on my list.

    Janga's review of To Wed a Wild Lord will be posted tomorrow. I loved it! (the review and the book!)

  34. I haven't read nearly as many books as I usually do because of all the hours I've been working lately. Hope to change that after the holidays!

    I've read TO WED A WILD LORD and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SIN (reviewed it here Nov. 12th).

  35. I haven't had a chance to read any of these books yet. But I'm really looking forward to A Midsummer Night's Sin and Lord of the Abyss.

  36. I haven't read December releases..kindda behind of reading things since 4 months is getting bigger and smarter. lol

  37. @ Barbara E -- You're in good company!

    @ PJ -- Glad to hear Zoe's and Sabrina's are good. :)

    @ Mariee -- I hope you enjoy them!

    @ mariska -- I can't think of a better reason to be behind on books. Congratulations!!

  38. To wed a wild lord sounds terrific and so do most of these books actually! my book budget is going to get used up very quickly...