Friday, June 7, 2013

New Releases for June

It’s a new month which means it’s time for the list of New Releases! But, today is also my birthday! Yay! Now, I have gotten a lot of great gifts in the past including jewelry, gift cards, and clothes. But I would say that last year’s gift was one of the best. I got a bunch of pictures that were taken by the professional cruise staff while we were on our cruise. To me, it was special and something that I will never forget. What are some of the most memorable birthday presents that you’ve received and that you’ve given to someone else? 

Right now, I’m reading It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis and once again, it’s a winner from the gifted Ms. Shalvis! I’m looking forward to Eloisa James’s latest masterpiece, Once Upon a Tower, Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare, and One Sweet Ride by Jaci Burton! 

Which June releases have you read? Of those, which ones do you recommend? Which ones are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us and TWO lucky commenters will each win a random book from my prize stash!

Until July, happy reading!



The Boleyn King – Laura Anderson (Historical Fiction)
Sweet Revenge – Zoë Archer
An Outlaw in Wonderland – Lori Austin
Reforming the Viscount – Annie Burrows
Surrender to the Earl – Gayle Callen
Benedict Hall – Cate Campbell (Historical Fiction)
The Secret Life of Lady Julia – Lecia Cornwall
Diamonds in the Rough – Portia Da Costa
Any Duchess Will Do – Tessa Dare
Stroke of Midnight – Olivia Drake
What a Wicked Earl Wants – Vicky Dreiling
The Magic of “I Do” – Tammy Falkner
Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal – Jayne Fresina
A Reputation for Notoriety – Diane Gaston
How to Tame Your Duke – Juliana Gray
A Little Night Mischief – Emily Greenwood
How to Pursue a Princess – Karen Hawkins
Once Upon a Tower – Eloisa James
What the Duke Desires – Sabrina Jeffries
Lover Be Mine – Nicole Jordan
The Firebird – Susanna Kearsley (Historical Fiction)
The Sword Dancer – Jeannie Lin
One Heart to Win – Johanna Lindsey
A Rogue for All Seasons – Sara Lindsey (e-book)
Marci’s Desire – Sara Luck
Highlander Taken – Juliette Miller
The Honor-Bound Gambler – Lisa Plumley
Reckless Viscount – Amy Sandas (e-book)
Seducing the Highlander – Michele Sinclair
A Hundred Summers – Beatriz Williams (Historical Fiction)
I’ll Be Seeing You – Suzanne Hayes & Loretta Nyhan (Historical Fiction)
One Night with a Rake – Connie Mason & Mia Marlowe


One Day in Apple Grove – C.H. Admirand
The Sassy Belles – Beth Albright
Haven Creek – Rochelle Alers
Beneath the Badge – Donna Alward (e-book)
Ladies’ Night – Mary Kay Andrews (Women’s Fiction)
Skinny Bitch in Love – Kim Barnouin
The Way Back to Happiness – Elizabeth Bass (Women’s Fiction)
Billion Dollar Cowboy – Carolyn Brown
Never Keeping Secrets – Niobia Bryant (Women’s Fiction)
Unforgiven – Anne Calhoun
Sweet Salt Air – Barbara Delinsky (Women’s Fiction)
The Sweet Spot – Laura Drake
Worth the Risk – Karen Erickson
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler (Women’s Fiction)
Oh Dear Silvia – Dawn French (Women’s Fiction)
Home Fires – Lois Greiman (Women’s Fiction)
Summer at Mustang Ridge – Jesse Hayworth
A Brother’s Honor – Brenda Jackson
The Last Camellia – Sarah Jio (Women’s Fiction)
Carolina Girl – Virginia Kantra
You’re the One – Robin Kaye
Wedding Night –Sophie Kinsella (Women’s Fiction)
Flirting with Disaster – Ruthie Knox (e-book)
The Widow Waltz – Sally Koslow (Women’s Fiction)
Just One Kiss – Susan Mallery
The Guest House – Erika Marks (Women’s Fiction)
Big Sky Summer – Linda Lael Miller
Lost Daughters – Mary Monroe (Women’s Fiction)
Never Say Never – Victoria Christopher Murray (Women’s Fiction)
Just for Fun – Erin Nicholas
Beyond the Storm – Joseph Pittman (Women’s Fiction)
After the Dawn – Francis Ray
It Had to Be You – Jill Shalvis
Island Girls – Nancy Thayer (Women’s Fiction)
Can’t Stop Believing – Jodi Thomas
The Keeper of Secrets – Julie Thomas (Women’s Fiction)
The Time Between – Karen White (Women’s Fiction)
Love at First Sight – Lori Wilde
The Why of Things – Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop (Women’s Fiction)
Sea Glass Island – Sherryl Woods


Goddess – Josephine Angelini (Paranormal)
Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo (Fantasy)
Born of Illusion – Teri Brown (Historical, Paranormal)
Faking It – Cora Carmack
Get Over It – Nikki Carter
This Strange and Familiar Place – Rachel Carter (Paranormal)
The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen
Tidal – Amanda Hocking (Paranormal)
Elegy – Tara Hudson (Paranormal)
Spirit – Brigid Kemmerer (Paranormal)
September Girls – Bennett Madison (Paranormal)
Dare You To – Katie McGarry
Another Little Piece – Kate Karyus Quinn (Paranormal)
Rush – Eve Silver (Sci-Fi)
Spies and Prejudice – Talia Vance
Defy the Dark – Multi-author anthology

Romantic Suspense 

Fatal Exposure – Gail Barrett
Confessing to the Cowboy – Carla Cassidy
The Best Man to Trust – Kerry Connor
Tempted into Danger – Melissa Cutler
Triumph – Janet Dailey
One Night Standoff – Delores Fossen
Murder in the Smokies – Paula Graves
Rocky Mountain Lawman – Rachel Lee
Assumed Identity – Julie Miller
Undercover Texas – Robin Perini
Freefall – Jill Sorenson
Trumped Up Charges – Joanna Wayne
Something Wicked – Lisa Jackson & Nancy Bush


Tiger Magic – Jenifer Ashley
Wicked Memories – Nina Bangs
Rolling in the Deep – Cathryn Cade
Darkness Bred – Stella Cameron
His Clockwork Canary – Beth Ciotta
Sleeping with the Entity – Cat Devon
Avenging Angel – Cynthia Eden
Leopard’s Prey – Christine Feehan
Forever – Jacquelyn Frank
The Night Is Watching – Heather Graham
Midnight’s Kiss – Donna Grant
A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses – Molly Harper
Darkness Avenged – Alexandra Ivy
Smoking Hot – Karen Kelley
A Captain and a Corset – Mary Wine

Urban Fantasy 

Shapeshifted – Cassie Alexander
Fiery Edge of Steel – Jill Archer
Darkness Unmasked – Keri Arthur
Binding the Shadows – Jenn Bennett
Casino Infernale – Simon R. Green
The Shambling Guide to New York City – Mur Lafferty
Gameboard of the Gods – Richelle Mead
Tempest Reborn – Nicole Peeler
Shadow People – James Swain

Erotica/Erotic Romance 

One Sweet Ride – Jaci Burton
Take Me Under – Rhyannon Byrd
Soul Stripper – Katana Collins
Laid Bare – Lauren Dane
Being Me – Lisa Renee Jones
Beautiful Stranger – Christina Lauren
Taken by Storm – Kelli Maine
The Submissive – Tara Sue Me
An Introduction to Pleasure – Jess Michaels (Historical)
Games People Play – Shelby Reed


  1. I'm reading Jill Sorenson's Freefall right now. Really looking forward to reading Jaci Burton and Jill Shalvis' new releases.

  2. There are a lot of books out this month that I want to read. They include Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare, Dare You To by Katie McGarry and The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley.

  3. I'm looking forward to Sara Lindsey's new Rogue book. I really enjoy her writing and her stories. Thanks for the list, Andrea!

    1. A lot of us have been looking forward to it, Deb! Enjoy!

  4. First of all Happy Happy Bday. Hope you have a great celebration!

    Haven't read any of June's yet, but several contemps are on my list.

    Best gifts I recd were ones my kids made when they were young and best I gave were to them also for toys they really really wanted - probably stars wars stuff or baseball equipment.

    1. Thank you, Pat! And I couldn't agree more--gifts made by my kids are the BEST! I'm such a packrat and I keep everything. lol

  5. Hope you have a fantastic birthday Andrea!

    So many books each month that I want to read. I haven't read any June releases yet.

    Vicki Dreiling Karen Hawkins, Sabrina Jeffries,,Linda Lael Miller, Nicole Jordan, Gayle Callen, Jill Shalvis, Tessa Dare, Joanna Lindsay, Connie Mason & Mia Marlowe, Susan Mallery and Sheryl Woods
    Plus those that you've showcased here.

    1. Thank you, Laurie! It's still early, so I hope you get to read some soon. :)

  6. Happy birthday Andrea, wishing you many more. One of the best presents I ever received was from my daughter, she gave me a book of coupons made with her own hands. I had coupons for hugs, kisses, scheduled time for "girl talk", etc. It was lovely.

    Right now I am reading Any Duchess Will Do – Tessa Dare,
    After I finish this I will be reading (In no particular order) How to Pursue a Princess – Karen Hawkins, Once Upon a Tower – Eloisa James, What the Duke Desires – Sabrina Jeffries, Lover Be Mine – Nicole Jordan, One Heart to Win – Johanna Lindsey, Just One Kiss – Susan Mallery, It Had to Be You – Jill Shalvis

    1. Aww, that's so sweet, Dianna! What a memorable gift. :) Thanks for the birthday wishes. I hope you enjoy your June books!

  7. Happy Birthday to you Andrea... I have in paperback, It had to be You on my bookshelf, as well as Susan Mallery's Just One Kiss. And on my Kindle How to Pursue a Princess by Karen Hawkins. There are a few more that I must get, but I am still so behind on my reading... Currently reading The Three Sisters by Susan Mallery.. On and I read The Newcomer by Robyn Carr this month.. I know it is not out officially until the end of June, but that is one of the lucky thing about belonging to Harlequin Reader Service...

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I hope you enjoy It Had to Be You!

  8. happy birthday!! I am looking forward to the books by Jill Shalvis and Ruthie Knox. And the new one by Virginia Kantra. really enjoyed the previous one. all in all, looks like a great beginning to summer.

  9. I posted earlier, but I guess Blogger ate my comment.

    Again . . .

    The happiest of birthdays to you, Andrea!

    I’ve already read Any Duchess Will Do – Tessa Dare, How to Tame Your Duke – Juliana Gray, Once Upon a Tower – Eloisa James, I’ll Be Seeing You – Suzanne Hayes & Loretta Nyhan, The Sassy Belles – Beth Albright, Carolina Girl – Virginia Kantra, You’re the One – Robin Kaye, Just One Kiss – Susan Mallery, It Had to Be You – Jill Shalvis, Can’t Stop Believing – Jodi Thomas, Love at First Sight – Lori Wilde, Sea Glass Island – Sherryl Woods, and Faking It – Cora Carmack—and reviewed most of them. Today I’m reading A Rogue for All Seasons – Sara Lindsey, a book I’ve long awaited. I hope Sara gives us stories for the other Westons.

    I expect to read these before the end of the month: What a Wicked Earl Wants – Vicky Dreiling, A Reputation for Notoriety – Diane Gaston, What the Duke Desires – Sabrina Jeffries, The Sword Dancer – Jeannie Lin, A Hundred Summers – Beatriz Williams, Ladies’ Night – Mary Kay Andrews, Sweet Salt Air – Barbara Delinsky, Home Fires – Lois Greiman, The Last Camellia – Sarah Jio, Wedding Night –Sophie Kinsella, Flirting with Disaster – Ruthie Knox, and The Time Between – Karen White.

    Just another great month for romance readers. I expect July will be the same. Aren't we lucky readers?

    1. Thanks, Janga! Blogger has eaten a few of my comments lately. I started copying the long ones I write, just in case something happens and I can paste it again in a new one.

      We are indeed lucky readers!

  10. Oh, Happy Birthday!!! When you mentioned pictures it reminded me of when my older daughter put together a scrapbook for me. She picked one year and since she was working at a scrapbooking store at the time, it was gorgeous and such memories. If I could read every one of those historicals, I would. Of course there are others I like too (such as Jill Shalvis) but the historicals come first lol.

    1. Thanks, catslady! We love our historicals, don't we? :)

  11. Happy Birthday, Andrea!!! I hope you had an awesome day! :)
    The best gift for my birthday that I have ever received is definitely my engagement ring. My now hubby threw a party for me and proposed in front of all of our family and friends! There was not a dry eye in the house after his speech.
    As far as gifts that I have given, a close friend of mine was having a hard year where she lost her job and her income was cut significantly. I figured since she loves reading as much as I do, I bought her a Kindle. That way I could lend/gift her books. She still says it is the best gift ever, even a few years later. It makes me so happy to know that she enjoys it! :)
    I haven't had the chance to read any of them yet, but have many on my TBR list.

    1. Thanks, Tina! I had a GREAT day. :)

      Wow! Both the gift you received and gave have extra special meaning! You are a wonderful friend to buy your friend a Kindle. I'm sure she appreciated it more than anything!

  12. All of the ones you listed are on my list! I want to read a bunch more, too. Billion Dollar Cowboy, You're the One, Wedding Night. Lots more! Happy Birthday! Mine is the 17th! 2 years ago I used my birthday $ to go to NYC (train from LI) to the author signing & came home with about 50 signed books!

    1. Happy early birthday to you, Sharlene! What an AWESOME way to spend your birthday money! I hope you took pictures, too. ;-)

  13. Happy Birthday! I can't think of a special birthday other then when my son got me an early gift one year and it was a Kindle but gift ever. Book I am looking forward to the most is Ms. Jill's It Had to be You.

    1. Quilt Lady, you are sure to enjoy Jill's book!

  14. Loved, loved, loved Tessa Dare's Any Duchess Will Do. So good! I am currently reading Ethan by Grace Burrowes (June 4 release.)

    A lot of others here are on my list, too, including: Sweet Revenge – Zoë Archer, An Outlaw in Wonderland – Lori Austin, The Secret Life of Lady Julia – Lecia Cornwall, Once Upon a Tower – Eloisa James, What the Duke Desires –Sabrina Jeffries, Lover Be Mine – Nicole Jordan, One Day in Apple Grove –C.H. Admirand, It Had to Be You – Jill Shalvis, and Can’t Stop Believing –Jodi Thomas. Thanks for the information. And Happy Birthday to Andrea.

    1. Thanks, LSUReader! Glad to hear that Tessa's is good!

  15. June is going to be a great month to read not only because we have good weather but because there are so many great authors who have books out this month!

    I've already read What a Wicked Earl wants by Vicky Dreiling and can't say enough about how wonderful it was! One of the other books a can't wait to start reading is One Night With a Rake by the great writing team of Mia Marlowe and Connie Mason!

    With all the great books released this month it's a great month for ROMANCE!

    1. I agree...June is a great month for weather and books, Jeanne!

  16. Happy birday, whoo
    Can't wait for, Jill, an d jaci books, please read their books, andvjanellle Denison hot blaze book

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    1. Thank you, Jo's Daughter! I had a wonderful day. :)

  18. Happy Birthday!!

    I'm looking forward to reading ONCE UPON A TOWER too.

    My parents gave me a beautiful string of pearls for my 21st. Truly memorable.

    1. Thanks, Mary! How wonderful for you! Even though pearls are my birthstone, I've never been fond of them. Not sure why. lol

  19. A big happy birthday to you Andrea, hope you had a wonderful day!! My best b-day present was a beautiful ring I got from my parents for my 18th b-day. Totally surprised me with it, so it has a great sentimental value for me.

    I haven't had a chance to start on the June releases yet and there are so many good books out this month, it's hard to narrow it down to read. But top of the list are 3 of my favorite authors:Sabrina Jeffries, Eloisa James, Karen Hawkins. Definitely a great month for books!

    1. Thanks, Anita! Those are great choices for the top of your list!

  20. What the Duke Desires – Sabrina Jeffries
    Big Sky Summer – Linda Lael Miller
    I'm going to be reading the above 2 first... but there's a great many that will be in my TBR pile... I do believe that when I am found dead, it will be because I was killed by my TBR pile falling on me!! But I keep adding to it!!

    1. Hahaha! Thanks for the morning laugh, girlygirl! Too funny. :)

  21. Happy Birthday Andrea! Many birthday wishes to you!

    I think hand-made gifts are really special, like sweaters made by the ladies in my family when I was little.

    My June TBR pile includes Jill Shalvis "It Had to Be You", Eloisa James "Once Upon a Tower", Sabrina Jeffries "What the Duke Desires", Susan Mallery "Just One Kiss",Jacquelyn Frank "Forever" and Karen Hawkins "How to Pursue a Princess". It's going to be a busy month of reading, but that's a good thing with all these great releases!

    1. Thanks, Ada! What a great TBR pile you have. ;-)

  22. Too many good ones to consider. I need to do some catching up reading first. so hard to wait for these.

    1. I have ordered Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James and look forward to reading it.

  23. Happy Belated Birthday. My birthday was on the 11th. I am a true Gemini in that I am also an identical twin. Not saying I have a dual personality like some Geminis.....
    I just finished reading The Saint by Monica McCarty. i really enjoy how she writes about he Highlanders of old.
    Have a nice summer