Friday, July 6, 2012

New Releases for July

This time of year means “summer reading” to a lot of us. In fact, I seem to do a good bit of my yearly reading during the lazy days of summer. There is no better way to be lazy than by lounging on the couch immersed in a great romance. Actually, I can be lounging just about anywhere with a book and be happy…except for one place. I prefer not to read while at the pool. Sound crazy? Maybe, but I have my reasons. First, if I’m at the pool, that usually means my kids are with me…and I don’t take my eyes off them. I don’t care how many lifeguards are on duty. Overprotective? Yes. I’m fine with that; it beats the alternative. The other reason is because I wear glasses and, frankly, I don’t like to sweat with them on. So, no reading at the pool for this gal. Where is your favorite place to read during the summer? 

Here are this month’s new releases! So far, I’ve read Starlight by Carrie Lofty and Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt. Both are excellent historical romances that I highly recommend. I’m currently reading At Last by Jill Shalvis and absolutely loving it! I’m looking forward to picking up Christina Brooke’s latest, too. J 

Which July 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 August, happy reading!


Renegade Most Wanted – Carol Arens
How to Be a Proper Lady – Katharine Ashe
A Duchess to Remember – Christina Brooke
An Escapade and an Engagement – Annie Burrows
Desire Becomes Her – Shirlee Busbee
Scandal Wears Satin – Loretta Chase
Defiant – Pamela Clare
Temptation & Twilight – Charlotte Featherstone
In the Barrister’s Bed – Tina Gabrielle
Thief of Shadows – Elizabeth Hoyt
Brody – Emma Lang
The Laird’s Forbidden Lady – Ann Lethbridge
Starlight – Carrie Lofty
By Royal Command – Laura Navarre (e-book)
The Queen’s Pleasure – Brandy Purdy (Historical Fiction)
A Scandalous Scot – Karen Ranney
Ravishing the Heiress – Sherry Thomas
Tempted by the Highland Warrior – Michelle Willingham
Lord of Fire and Ice – Connie Mason & Mia Marlowe 


Jesse – C.H. Admirand
Off the Menu – Stacey Ballis (Women’s Fiction)
Perfect is Overrated – Karen Bergreen (Women’s Fiction)
The Secret She Kept – ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Women’s Fiction)
Willow Springs – Toni Blake
All the Truth – Laura Brodie (Women’s Fiction)
Ain’t Misbehaving – Molly Cannon
Last Summer – Holly Chamberlin (Women’s Fiction)
Breathless on the Beach – Wendy Etherington
No Going Back – Karen Foley
The Way Back Home – Barbara Freethy
The After Wife – Gigi Levangie Grazer (Women’s Fiction)
No Strings Attached – Karyn Grice
When in Doubt, Add Butter – Beth Harbison (Women’s Fiction)
Keeping Score – Regina Hart
Carolina Home – Virginia Kantra
Tall, Dark, & Reckless – Heather MacAllister
Summer Nights – Susan Mallery
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich – J.D. Mason (Women’s Fiction)
The Wrangler – Lindsay McKenna
The Officer Says “I Do” – Jeanette Murray
Can’t Buy Me Love – Molly O’Keefe
Courageous – Diana Palmer
The Great Escape – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A Dangerous Kiss – Francis Ray
What You Wish For – Kerry Reichs (Women’s Fiction)
You Take it From Here – Pamela Ribon (Women’s Fiction)
Keepsake – Kristina Riggle (Women’s Fiction)
Moonshell Beach – JoAnn Ross
At Last – Jill Shalvis
No Holds Barred – Cara Summers
Lead Me Home – Vicki Lewis Thompson
Luscious – Amanda Usen
Playing with Matches – Carolyn Wall (Women’s Fiction)
Ocean Beach – Wendy Wax (Women’s Fiction)
Midnight Promises – Sherryl Woods
The Guy Most Likely to… – Leslie Kelly, Janelle Denison, Julie Leto 


Tiger Lily – Jodi Lynn Anderson
Legacy of Tril: Soulbound – Heather Brewer (Fantasy)
52 Reasons to Hate My Father – Jessica Brody
Perfect Escape – Jennifer Brown
Small Damages – Beth Kephart
Diva – Jillian Larkin (Historical)
Bound – Erica O’Rourke (Paranormal)
Wicked Jealous – Robin Palmer
Dark Destiny – M.J. Putney (Historical, Paranormal)
Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone – Kat Rosenfield (Mystery)
A Want So Wicked – Suzanne Young (Paranormal)
Team Human – Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan (Paranormal) 

Romantic Suspense 

Bear Claw Lawman – Jessica Andersen
First Do No Evil – Carey Baldwin (e-book)
Echoes at Dawn – Maya Banks
Hidden – Kendra Elliot
Kade – Delores Fossen
Vanishing Girls – Katia Lief
The Spy Wore Spurs – Dana Marton
Cowboy in the Crossfire – Robin Perini
Live Ammo – Joanna Wayne
Colby Roundup – Debra Webb 


When Darkness Hungers – J.K. Beck
A Hunger So Wild – Sylvia Day
Angel Betrayed – Cynthia Eden
Samurai Game – Christine Feehan
Secret of the Wolf – Cynthia Garner
Midnight’s Lover – Donna Grant
Waterborne – Katherine Irons
Goddess in the Middle – Stephanie Julian
Fire Kissed – Erin Kellison
Dragon’s Curse – Denise Lynn
Liquid Lies – Hanna Martine
My Lady Mage – Alexis Morgan
Wicked Nights – Gena Showalter
Vacation with a Vampire – Michele Hauf, Kendra Leigh Castle, Lisa Childs 

Urban Fantasy 

Darkness Devours – Keri Arthur
Blood Before Sunrise – Amanda Bonilla
Tarnished – Karina Cooper
Once Burned – Jeaniene Frost
Night Seeker – Yasmine Galenorn
Stalking the Others – Jess Haines
God Save the Queen – Kate Locke
Blackhearted Betrayal – Kasey MacKenzie
Changeling – Kelly Meding
Tainted Night, Tainted Blood – E.S. Moore
Tempest’s Fury – Nicole Peeler
Grave Memory – Kalayna Price
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues – Diana Rowland 

Erotica/Erotic Romance 

Dream Bound – Kate Douglas
The Theory of Attraction – Delphine Dryden (e-book)
Sharing Hailey – Samantha Ann King (e-book)
Melt into You – Roni Loren
Lie to Me – Tori St. Claire
Hot in Handcuffs – Shayla Black, Sylvia Day, Shiloh Walker


  1. I've read Loretta Chase's "Scandal Wears Satin" and Molly O'Keefe's "Can't Buy Me Love." I'm really looking forward to picking up Barbara Freethy's "The Way Back Home" and JoAnn Ross' "Moonshell Beach."

    1. Jane, I'm thinking I need to add Molly's book to my list. How did you like it?

  2. I have not read any book from this list but are looking forward to reading: The Great Escape – Susan Elizabeth Phillips & Thief of Shadows – Elizabeth Hoyt.

  3. Hi, Andrea & PJ--

    I'm on a tight deadline and so haven't read anything new, but I have Virginia Kantra's Carolina Home and Jessica Andersen's Bear Claw Lawman, and Robin Perini's Cowboy in the Crossfire waiting for pickup. I'm leaning toward trying Alexis Morgan's Lady Mage, too. Anybody read it yet?

    1. I haven't, Nancy, but I need to add Virginia's book to my list. It sounds so good!

  4. I haven't been lucky enough to read any of these books yet. I do have JESSE by CH Admirand!

    I would love to read:
    Diana Palmer, Jill Shalvis, Sherry Thomas, Michelle Willingham, VLT, SEP, Elizabeth Hoyt, Loretta Chase, Christina Brooks.........

    1. Yay! Another Shalvis fan! I love her books, Laurie. :)

  5. Unfortunately, I’m not reading much in July. I actually blogged on that subject today. :) But before the deadline disaster, I had read How to Be a Proper Lady – Katharine Ashe, Scandal Wears Satin – Loretta Chase, Thief of Shadows – Elizabeth Hoyt, Ravishing the Heiress – Sherry Thomas, Summer Nights – Susan Mallery, Can’t Buy Me Love – Molly O’Keefe, and Midnight Promises – Sherryl Woods plus Eileen Dreyer's new e-only short "It Begins with a Kiss" and the anthology Royal Bridesmaids.

    I haven't read these, but they are on my ereader or my TBR shelf waiting for me: A Duchess to Remember – Christina Brooke, Starlight – Carrie Lofty, Willow Springs – Toni Blake, The Way Back Home – Barbara Freethy, Carolina Home – Virginia Kantra, Moonshell Beach – JoAnn Ross, At Last – Jill Shalvis, and First Do No Evil – Carey Baldwin.

    And on my TBB list are Ocean Beach – Wendy Wax, Dark Destiny – M.J. Putney, and The Great Escape – Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Roxanne St. Claire's YA Don't You Wish.

    I hope to get to all the books in these last two groups before July 31, when more than a dozen new releases are on my list.

    1. My goodness, Janga, you've read more while on a deadline that I have without one! LOL! I'm so jealous. ;-)

  6. What a great month for historicals. I'm looking forward to reading the books by Hoyt, Chase and Thomas. Thanks for the list. It looks like lots of good reading ahead!

    1. I hope you enjoy Hoyt's latest, LSUReader. I certainly did. :)

  7. I read Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt and really enjoyed it too. I am looking forward to Defiant by Pamela Clare.

    1. You know, I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Defiant, Maureen. I'm wondering if I should check it out.

  8. I read Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas. It's one of the best books I've read this year.

    1. I've not read Thomas's books yet, Kim, but I probably should since most people rave about them. Thanks for the rec!

  9. I have several books by Sherry Thomas just waiting to be read and shame on me, I haven't read anything of hers yet. From what I'm hearing, I missing a lot. I guess instead of looking forward to adding more books to my evergrowing TBR heap, I should start reading what I already have!

    1. Oh, I hear you there, Karen. If only I could stop buying... lol

  10. As always, our lists are similar Andrea. :) Reading At Last at the moment, and Starlight is definitely on the list, as well as Christina's new Ministry of Marriage book. I'm looking forward to the next Lucky Harbor book at the end of the month! I also waiting for my library's copy of Chef Marcus Samuelsson's memoir Yes Chef

    1. Of course, Lisa! I'm looking forward to my next visit to Lucky Harbor, too! It's up next for me. ;-) I so love this series...

  11. I've been hearing a lot about Pamela Clare's Defiant - I've enjoyed her books but it's been a while since I've read one. I also want to read Karen Ranney's A Scandelous Scott and I have in my tbr pile Elizabeth Hoyt's Thief of Shadows. Just to name a few lol.

    1. Hoyt's latest seems to be a popular choice, catslady. You have good taste!

  12. I think it'll be great. I also have Christina Brooke's A Duchess to Remember and am looking forward to that.

  13. Hey Dishers!

    I just read Kiss The Girl by Susan Sey, which was terrific. I'm really REAAAALLY hoping I get time to read another book this weekend. I've got Donna MacMeans Casanova Code and Christina Brooke's Duchess to Remember both on my Kindle. But that Great Escape book by SEP looks interesting. I didn't know she had a new one out. I probably need to check that out. Is this one of the sports hero books?

  14. really enjoyed Theif of Shadow (as I knew I would) & Scandal in Satin is waiting for me to read

  15. I'm looking forward to Wicked Nights.


  16. A Scandalous Scot by Karen Ranney is an absolute gem! Great story with characters who I just simply fell in love with. Three that I really want to buy are By Royal Command by Laura Navarre, How to Be a Proper Lady by Katharine Ashe, and The Queen’s Pleasure by Brandy Purdy. My TBR stack just continues to grow and I keep attacking it, LOL!

  17. ALL the Historicals have made my list, automatically.

  18. Great books, love jils books, whoo and Vicki Thompson hot blaze books

  19. I have read Hoyt's Thief of Shadows, Thomas' Ravishing the Heiress and Charlotte Featherstone's Temptation & Twilight. All three were excellent! I am in the middle of Lofty's Starlight and have several more on my TBR. Also, looked at what is going to be available at the end of the month and now I have a lot of reading to get to!

  20. Hoyt's Thief of Shadows, How to Be a Proper Lady by Katharine Ashe,AND OF COURSE The Great Escape – Susan Elizabeth Phillips!