Friday, August 3, 2012

New Releases for August

I can’t believe it’s already August. Where has the summer gone?? My kids go back to school on Monday and while I’m not looking forward to getting up before 6:00, I am ready to be back into our regular routine.

Have you been watching the Olympics? I am a long-time card-carrying Summer Olympics junkie. I love it all—swimming, gymnastics, diving, volleyball, track and field, and more. Are you watching the Olympics? If so, what has been your favorite moment so far? I enjoyed watching the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the gold and Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympic athlete ever. J
It’s also time for the August new releases! I’ve read Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis and loved it! Right now, I’m reading All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess by Alexandra Hawkins and enjoying this fifth book in the Lords of Vice series. I’m looking forward to Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas, How to Romance a Rake by Manda Collins, A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci, and Lessons from a Scandalous Bride by Sophie Jordan.
Which August 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 September, happy reading!


When You Wish Upon a Duke – Isabella Bradford
Return of the Viscount – Gayle Callen
Moonglow – Kristen Callihan (Paranormal)
The Bride Wore Pearls – Liz Carlyle
How to Romance a Rake – Manda Collins
The Dark Knight – Elizabeth Elliot
The King’s Damsel – Kate Emerson (Historical Fiction)
Almost a Scandal – Elizabeth Essex
An Unsuitable Bride – Jane Feather
By Starlight – Dorothy Garlock
A Not So Respectable Gentleman? – Diane Gaston
The Mad Lord’s Daughter – Jane Goodger
A Lady Never Lies – Juliana Gray
Montana Bride – Jillian Hart
All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess – Alexandra Hawkins
Pleasures of a Tempted Lady – Jennifer Haymore
My Valiant Knight – Hannah Howell
Lady with the Devil’s Scar – Sophia James
Lessons from a Scandalous Bride – Sophie Jordan
Persuasion – Brenda Joyce
The Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah – Marguerite Kaye
Deception – Kris Kennedy
Wedded in Sin – Jade Lee
The Warrior Laird – Margo Maguire
Touch of a Scoundrel – Mia Marlowe (Paranormal)
Forever a Lady – Delilah Marvelle
Blackstone’s Bride – Kate Moore
A Woman Made for Pleasure – Michele Sinclair
Sweet Deception – Heather Snow
Wild Texas Rose – Jodi Thomas
The Spymaster’s Daughter – Jeane Westin (Historical Fiction) 


Dare Me – Megan Abbott (Women’s Fiction)
Summer Vows – Rochelle Alers
That Thing Called Love – Susan Andersen
Enchanting Lily – Anjali Banerjee (Women’s Fiction)
Planning for Love – Christi Barth (e-book)
Guilty Pleasures – Tori Carrington
The Things I Do for You – Mary Carter (Women’s Fiction)
What Happened to My Sister – Elizabeth Flock (Women’s Fiction)
The Chocolate Thief – Laura Florand
Goodbye for Now – Laurie Frankel (Women’s Fiction)
A Girl Like You – Maria Geraci (Women’s Fiction)
Where We Belong – Emily Giffin (Women’s Fiction)
Pretty Boy Problems – Michele Grant
The Sweetness of Forgetting – Kristin Harmel (Women’s Fiction)
The Mighty Quinns: Dermot – Kate Hoffman
What More Could You Wish For – Samantha Hoffman (Women’s Fiction)
Marrying Up – Wendy Holden (Women’s Fiction)
The Making of Us – Lisa Jewell (Women’s Fiction)
Call Me Wild – Robin Kaye
Dream Lake – Lisa Kleypas (Light Paranormal)
A Different Kind of Normal – Cathy Lamb (Women’s Fiction)
All Summer Long – Susan Mallery
Big Sky Mountain – Linda Lael Miller
Honey on Your Mind – Maria Murnane (Women’s Fiction)
Can’t Hurry Love – Molly O’Keefe
In the Shadow of the Banyan – Vaddey Ratner (Women’s Fiction)
Barefoot Blue Jean Night – Debbi Rawlins
One Mountain Away – Emilie Richards (Women’s Fiction)
Forever and a Day – Jill Shalvis
Light Me Up – Isabel Sharpe
Feels Like Home – Vicki Lewis Thompson
Return to Willow Lake – Susan Wiggs
The Cowboy and the Princess – Lori Wilde
Catching Fireflies – Sherryl Woods
Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume VIII – Kimberly Raye & Julie Leto 


Otherkin – Nina Berry (Paranormal)
Girl of Nightmares – Kendare Blake (Paranormal)
Drain You – M. Beth Bloom (Paranormal)
The Raft – S.A. Bodeen (Suspense)
Rift – Andrea Cremer (Historical, Paranormal)
Something Strange and Deadly – Susan Dennard (Historical, Paranormal)
Wake – Amanda Hocking (Paranormal)
False Memory – Dan Krokos (Suspense)
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas (Fantasy)
Pushing the Limits – Katie McGarry
The Boy Recession – Flynn Meaney
Survive – Alex Morel
The Sweetest Spell – Suzanne Selfors (Fantasy)
No Boyz Allowed – Ni-Ni Simone
Beautiful Lies – Jessica Warman (Suspense)
Endlessly – Kiersten White (Paranormal)
Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous – Kathryn Williams 

Romantic Suspense 

Don’t Say a Word – Beverly Barton
Avenging Angel – Anne Marie Becker (e-book)
White Hot – Nina Bruhns
I Own the Dawn – M.L. Buchman
Nowhere to Run – Nancy Bush
Her Cowboy Avenger – Kerry Connor
The Reunion Mission – Beth Cornelison
Breathless Encounter – Cindy Dees
Copy That – HelenKay Dimon
Chilled – Kendra Elliot
Cavanaugh Rules – Marie Ferrarella
Gage – Delores Fossen
Sweet Talk – Julie Garwood
Secret Assignment – Paula Graves
Mommy Midwife – Cassie Miles
Kansas City Cowboy – Julie Miller
Seducing the Colonel’s Daughter – Jennifer Morey
Heron’s Cove – Carla Neggers
The Last Victim – Karen Robards (Paranormal)
To the Grave – Carlene Thompson
Hell on Wheels – Julie Ann Walker 


Gunmetal Magic – Ilona Andrews
When Temptation Burns – J.K. Beck
Hearts of Darkness – Kira Brady
Shadow Rising – Kendra Leigh Castle
Wilder – Christina Dodd
Sentinels: Tiger Bound – Doranna Durgin
Soul Weaver – Hailey Edwards (e-book)
Plain Fear: Forbidden – Leanna Ellis
Magic Gone Wild – Judi Fennell
Voracious – V.K. Forrest
Demon Hunting in the Deep South – Lexi George
The Unspoken – Heather Graham
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires – Molly Harper
Time Untime – Sherrilyn Kenyon
Master of Darkness – Angela Knight
Stygian’s Honor – Lora Leigh
Seduced by Blood – Laurie London
The Witch is Back – H.P. Mallory
Heart Secret – Robin D. Owens
The Lady is a Vamp – Lynsay Sands
The Covert Wolf – Bonnie Vanak
Night Forbidden – Joss Ware
Eternal Beast – Laura Wright 

Urban Fantasy 

Whispers Under Ground – Ben Aaronovitch
Two Weeks’ Notice – Rachel Caine
Shadows Before the Sun – Kelly Gay
Dragon Justice – Laura Anne Gilman
Precinct 13 – Tate Hallaway
Darklands – Nancy Holzner
Biting Cold – Chloe Neill
Sin’s Dark Caress – Tracey O’Hara
Seawitch – Kat Richardson
All Seeing Eye – Rob Thurman
Kitty Steal the Show – Carrie Vaughn 

Erotica/Erotic Romance 

Temptation’s Edge – Eve Berlin
The Bloodgate Warrior – Joely Sue Burkhart (Paranormal)
Desire After Dark – Jo Carlisle
Colors of Love – Jess Dee (e-book)
One Night Rodeo – Lorelei James
Simply Voracious – Kate Pearce
Double Down – Katie Porter (e-book)
Naked Games – Anne Rainey
The Siren – Tiffany Reisz
Cherished – Maya Banks & Lauren Dane
Cowboy Lust – Multi-author anthology


  1. I just finished "Forever and a Day" and I really loved it. Toby and Tank are adorable. I'm really looking forward to Julie Garwood's "Sweet Talk" and Gayle Callen's "Return of the Viscount."

    1. I'm so glad to hear you loved it, Jane! Now we can count down to the next three Lucky Harbor books!

  2. On my wishlist I have both:

    A Not So Respectable Gentleman? – Diane Gaston &
    Lessons from a Scandalous Bride – Sophie Jordan

    But have not read any August releases yet.

    1. I can't wait to read Sophie's latest, too, Kirsten! I never miss her books. :)

  3. My eyes are huge and my heart is greedy as I look at this wonderful listing of books. I browsed (and fondled) the new books in Barnes and Noble the other day and played a little game with myself. OK. I can choose 10 books on the New Books display, so which ones do I want. Hard decision and then I always go over the max of 10. Sigh... Oh, but it's so much fun to see them and read the synopsis on the inside cover. It's a wonderful month we have (of books, that is). I think I need to win the lottery so I can afford to buy them all! :-)

    1. "My eyes are huge and my heart is greedy as I look at this wonderful listing of books."

      I love the way you put this, Connie! It IS a wonderful month, isn't it?

  4. Basically, all the books you want to read I want to read Andrea :) There's also Tessa's A Lady By Midnight and Eloisa's Ugly Duchess coming out at the end of the month but I think they're technically Sept. release :)

    1. Oh, yes, they will definitely be on the next list, Lisa! You just might see them on our next MYR list...just saying... ;-)

  5. I’ve already read fourteen August books: The Bride Wore Pearls – Liz Carlyle, How to Romance a Rake – Manda Collins, A Not So Respectable Gentleman? –Diane Gaston, That Thing Called Love – Susan Andersen, All Summer Long – Susan Mallery, Can’t Hurry Love – Molly O’Keefe, One Mountain Away – Emilie Richards, Forever and a Day – Jill Shalvis, Return to Willow Lake – Susan Wiggs, The Cowboy and the Princess – Lori Wilde, and Catching Fireflies – Sherryl Woods plus On Her Side-Beth Andrews, Within Reach-Sarah Mayberry, and Making Her Way-Janice Kay Johnson.

    I have another eighteen August releases on my TBR/TBB list, including a paranormal (Wilder-Christina Dodd) and a romantic suspense (Sweet Talk-Julie Garwood), subgenres I read rarely. I’m especially looking forward to When You Wish Upon a Duke – Isabella Bradford, Deception – Kris Kennedy, Blackstone’s Bride – Kate Moore, The Chocolate Thief – Laura Florand, and Dream Lake – Lisa Kleypas. I’m planning a late night Monday so that I can start Dream Lake as soon as it’s downloaded to my Kindle. I'm grateful for the review ARCs and the birthday gift cards that allow me to read so many great books.

    1. I can't wait to read Dream Lake, too, Janga! Lisa never disappoints. :)

  6. I haven´t read any August releases yet, but I am really waiting for Lisa K´s "Dream Lake".

  7. Havent read any yet either, but since I love contemps, am looking forward to S. Woods, S. Mallery, O'Keefe, LLM, Susan Andersen, S. Wiggs.

    1. I've heard a lot of great things about Molly O'Keefe's books, librarypat. One of these days!

  8. Another great list, Andrea and again, not nearly enough time to read them all!

  9. another month with to many books for the wish list (I may never catch up -- not that I'm complaining) :D
    Return of the Viscount – Gayle Callen
    An Unsuitable Bride – Jane Feather
    All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess – Alexandra Hawkins
    Lessons from a Scandalous Bride – Sophie Jordan
    Deception – Kris Kennedy
    The Warrior Laird – Margo Maguire
    A Woman Made for Pleasure – Michele Sinclair

    1. gamistress, I am SO with you on that. If we never catch up, then we'll always have something to read!

  10. Wonderful releases. Love them all. I am especially interested in By Starlight by Dorothy Garlock. thanks for this great post.

  11. I look forward to these great books. thanks for this list. I would enjoy Enchanting Lily. So many special books.

  12. So many books I want to read from that last, especially Dream Lake (I've been waiting on it), Persuasion, and The Last Victim. I always enjoy Karen Robard's books. Some new authors whose books I want to try is That Thing Called Love, Heart of Darkness and The Siren. Yep that should fill me up for the month :)

    1. I've been waiting for Dream Lake, too, Na. I hope it lives up to our expectations!

  13. Oh, so many good ones this month. The books by Heather Snow, Jill Shalvis, Lisa Kleypas and Susan Mallery are high on my ever-expanding list. Thanks for the information.

  14. I love the Olympics and I watch as much as I can of everything. Lots of great books. I am currently reading Elizabeth Hoyt's Thief of Shadows and I have Jill's Forever and a Day and Lisa Kleypas's Dream Lake in my tbr pile. There's just too many to name all the ones I want to read lol.

  15. I am looking forward to reading How to Romance a Rake by Manda Collins

  16. Some great books to look forward to. I haven't got any of these yet.

  17. The books I'm looking forward to reading are:
    Moonglow – Kristen Callihan, Sweet Deception – Heather Snow, The Lady is a Vamp – Lynsay Sands, Night Forbidden – Joss Ware, Shadows Before the Sun – Kelly Gay, Darklands – Nancy Holzner, and Kitty Steals the Show – Carrie Vaughn.

    I haven't read any yet, but I have The Lady is a Vamp on my TBR pile.

  18. I'm looking forward to Dream Lake.


  19. Sigh, another month and I am falling further behind.

  20. Whoo hot books, love Jill, vicki, Nina books, great giveaway, thanks

  21. I am simply greedy when it comes to new releases, so I got Fired Kissed by Erin Kellison, Angel Betrayed by Cynthia Eden, You Don't Want to Know by Lisa Jackson, The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand, A Woman Made for Pleasure by Michele Sinclair, and Hearts of Darkness by Kira Brady. Cannot imagine a better wsy to enjoy my free time.

  22. oh my god.. there's so many of them that i wanna read.