Saturday, July 2, 2022

Coming Attractions & Giveaway


Who's ready for summer? We have officially reached the mid-point of 2022 and I am ready to celebrate (console myself?) with some Vitamin D, pool relaxation, and a good book. Lucky for us, there are some great new titles on the horizon this month to help us through those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Here's what's happening at The Romance Dish. 

Things fire up on Tuesday, July 5 with a review of Up All Night with a Good Duke. This historical romance that launches Amy Rose Bennett's new Byronic Book Club series features a spinster bluestocking heroine and a widowed, single-father duke with a murky reputation. 

Hellie joins us on Wednesday, July 6 with a review of Circling Back to You by Julie Tieu. This workplace, friends-to-lovers contemporary romance will be released July 12. 

Stop by on Friday, July 8 for Santa's review of A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey, a new reunion road-trip contemporary romance.

On Monday, July 11, I'll be sharing my thoughts about Remember Love, the first book in Mary Balogh's new Ravenswood historical romance series.  

Thursday, July 14 brings a review of Vanessa Riley's newest novel, Sister Mother Warrior. Following the success of last year's Island Queen, Riley returns to the Caribbean with the story of the Haitian Revolution and the two true-life women who figured prominently in the rebellion. 

Tuesday, July 19 brings a tour review of Grace Under Fire, a new romantic suspense thriller by Julie Garwood

Join us on Wednesday, July 20 for a review of Double Dog Dare, the second book in Tracy Solheim's Milwaukee Growlers Football series, and a guest post from the author. 

I'll be sharing my thoughts about The Lost and Found Girl by Maisey Yates on Friday, July 22. This emotional story about sisters and secrets will be released July 26. 

Don't miss our review of Booked on a Feeling by Jaycie Lee on Thursday, July 21. I've loved Lee's contemporary romances and am eager to read this new rom-com. 

Tuesday, July 26 brings a tour review of Point Last Seen, a new suspense thriller by Christina Dodd. If past books by Dodd are any indication, I'll need to clear my schedule before I start reading this one. Rarely do her books let me put them down. 

Nancy joins us on Thursday, July 28 with a tour review of Nalini Singh's newest novel, Storm Echo. This is the sixth book in Singh's popular paranormal Psy-Changeling Trinity series. 

Rounding out the month on Friday, July 29 will be a review of Every Rogue Has His Charm, the fourth book in Susanna Craig's Live and Let Spy series. I've thoroughly enjoyed the suspense/romance blend in the first three books of this historical romance series and am looking forward to reading this newest. 

What are you looking forward to reading this month?

Do you have any vacation plans?

We're having a cook out on Monday and pondering side dish possibilities. What are your favorite cook out dishes to make...or eat? :)

Four randomly chosen people who comment before 11:00 PM, July 4 will each receive a package of books from my stash.

*U.S. only

*Must be 18

*Void where prohibited


  1. Most everything looks good. No vacation plans but we are going to celebrate with friends and family. I'm big on any kind of salad but I think I like it all lol. Happy 4th!

  2. I actually preordered Double Dog Dare after reading the first book in the series, Just for Kicks. Penny Reid's Folk Around and Find Out is coming out this month too. We are going to spend some time in the Idaho side of the Tetons soon, but before that we'll celebrate the 4th at a neighborhood party so we can book it home to watch over our pup who hates thunder and will likely have the same hatred of fireworks.

  3. I caught up on Julie Garwood's Buchanan series a few months ago so am looking forward to the next book in the series Grace Under Fire. I'm hoping to be able to go to the beach with family in August, but not looking forward to the long drive.

  4. For once, the historical books are not on the top of my list. Julie Garwood and Christina Dodd are some of the first romance authors I read and are still favorites. Of course I am looking forward to the historical books. I am very interested in Riley's Sister Mother Warrior. I have heard good things about Maisey Yates' The Lost And Found Girl. Nalini Singh's Storm Echo sounds good. Her Psy-Changeling books were some of the first paranormal books I read.
    We went to Arizona in April to visit my husband's cousin's widow. Had a nice visit and accomplished most of her honey-do list. We then went to San Antonio for an Air Force reunion and visited a high school friend on the way home. We spent a week in NYC over June 15. That was our granddaughter's 11 birthday and we attended The Cursed Child on broadway. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will understand the significance of the birthday. Took the train up and back to Durham, NC. We have another Air Force reunion in Sept. in New England and a medical conference in Oct. in Florida. Not sure we will be able to do those two due to surgery later this month and unknown results.
    Our plans on the 4th are to stay home, grill, and probably work in the garden or house, depending on the weather. Our town has a nice festival and fireworks but I am staying away from crowds to stay healthy for surgery.

    I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and month.

  5. Hoping to go away for a few days with friends. Looking forward to the Yates book.

  6. No vacation plans here it's all work work work, a lot of wonderful books there looking forward to the reviews

  7. No plans for summer or the 4th! Most looking forward to Julie Garwood and Christina Dodd's new books. Both are favorites of mine. Happy 4th!!

  8. Point Last Seen by Christina Dodd is the one I am most looking forward to then Julie Garwood's.

  9. No plans for summer or for the 4th. I just read Sea Glass Summer by Miranda Liasson and I'm excited to read The Edge of Summer by Viola Shipman! Happy Summer PJ!🎆💜

  10. I plan to read more romance and mystery books this month. No vacation plans.

  11. I like food - nearly all picnic foods. As for the list of books.....holy cow.....nearly every book is one I would like to read. I am particularly looking forward to the Mary Balogh book. And one final comment about picnic food. When I had family at home, for Christmas we always had potato salad, ham, fruit salad, etc. In short, we had a picnic at Christmas because we all liked it and it was not a turkey dinner. Y'all have a wonderful 4th. .

  12. I am looking forward to several books on this post. Love Christina Dodd, Maisy Yates, and Mary Balough. Love all their books.
    Favorite 4th dish is Cheesecake and cookies for sweets and savory I like hotdogs and pasta salad
    Chris Bails

  13. I'm excited about Double Dog Dare & Lost & Found Girls. No vacation plans for this month. Happy Reading!!

  14. Looks like a wonderful lineup of books for July, PJ! I know already that you'll be persuading me to add more books to my list. I need to plow through the piles of library books I foolishly check out and then seldom have time to read. I borrow a lot of non-fiction that part of me desperately wants to read and then spend the few hours of reading time I end up having on beloved fiction! And as for side dishes: I'm just happy fresh corn is available again. Yum!!

  15. Double Dog Dare looks good. No summer plans yet, will get together with daughters and granddaughters and also maybe do a few small outings.

  16. Looking forward to a luncheon with Jane Porter.

  17. I've already read the books I was looking forward to this month. No vacation plans. I love to eat some kicked up baked beans .

  18. Happy 4th of July! No vacations plans for me, just lots of reading!