Sunday, July 31, 2022

Coming Attractions & Giveaway


The dog days of summer are upon us. Time to curl up in the AC or grab a floatie and hit the pool/beach/lake with a new book. Here are the titles that are taking us away to new and intriguing places this month at The Romance Dish.

We're visiting merry old England on Monday, August 1 with a review of The Rake's Daughter by Anne Gracie. This second book in Gracie's Brides of Bellaire Gardens series features a cross-class, grumpy-sunshine romance that's sure to charm. 

On Tuesday, August 2 we're off to southern Louisiana for The House on Blueberry Lane, the sixth book in Brenda Jackson's popular Catalina Cove series. Though this second-chance romance includes previous couples from the series it also stands well on its own. 

Hellie joins us on Wednesday, August 3 with a review of For the Love of the Bard. The first book in Jessica Martin's Bard's Rest series is earning raves, including from Hellie!

Farrah Rochon wraps up her Boyfriend Project trilogy with a steamy, snappy, heart-tugging, enemies-to-lovers romance that kept me eagerly flipping pages from start to finish. Stop by Thursday, August 4 for a review of The Hookup Plan and a chance to win copies of the first two books in this popular series. 

We're hosting a tour review stop for The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden on Friday, August 5. Be sure to stop by to read what Santa has to say about this story that features a piemaker given the magical chance to live the life she didn't choose the first time around.

Join us on Tuesday, August 9 for a review of Beauty and the Thief, a new novel that launches Shana Galen's The Royal Saboteurs historical romance series. 

Thursday, August 11 brings a tour review of Michelle McLean's The Gunslinger's Guide to Avoiding Matrimony. I'm about 25% into this historical western romcom and haven't stopped grinning yet. 

It's a sprinkle of Christmas in August on Monday, August 15 when we share an excerpt and host an ARC giveaway for The Road to Christmas. This upcoming novel (20 September) by Sheila Roberts is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. 

It's A Table for Two on Tuesday, August 16. Stop in to read a review of this small-town, enemies-to-lovers romance by Sheryl Lister

On Wednesday, August 17, Santa will be here again to share her thoughts about Knot Again. This romcom by Kwana Jackson is the second book in her Real Men Knit series.

If you're an Ilona Andrews fan you won't want to miss our review of Ruby Fever on Friday, August 19. This final book in Catalina's Hidden Legacy trilogy is everything I could have hoped for. And more.

We're heading from the rodeo arena to the beach on Monday, August 22 with a review of Kiss Me Now, Cowboy. This friends-to-lovers contemporary romance launches Dylann Crush's new Cowboys in Paradise series.

A fierce female blacksmith, a handsome scoundrel, and a marriage of convenience? Yes, please! Join me on Tuesday, August 23 when I share my thoughts about Sophie Jordan's The Scoundrel Falls Hard

We're returning to one of my favorite new small town series on Wednesday, August 24 with a review of Return to Cherry Blossom Way by Jeannie Chin. This one features a second-chance romance with plenty of family disruption, meddling friends, drool-worthy food, sizzling chemistry, emotional baggage, and a hard-won happily ever after. 

Join me on the Isle of Skye on Thursday, August 25 for a tour review of Together Under a Snowy Skye. Lisa Hobman's heart-tugging, romantic tale has me itching to book a flight to spend my own holidays in the warm and welcoming village of Glentorrin. 

Friday, August 26 brings a review of another second-chance romance. This time it's The Hellion and the Hero, a historical romance by Emily Sullivan and it's the heroine who once left the hero broken-hearted. 

How's your summer going? Any new author or book discoveries?

What's on your reading schedule this month? 

Four randomly chosen people who comment before 11:00 PM, August 1 will each receive a package of books from my stash.

*U.S. only

*Must be 18

*Void where prohibited


  1. Well, there are certainly a lot of good books (and authors) coming up at the Romance Dish. I guess I will get back on track with reading, LOL.

  2. Looking forward to so many of these! In particular, I’m really delighted to hear about Jeannie Chin’s upcoming second chance romance. I enjoyed her last book in this series, but somehow this one wasn’t on my radar until now.

    1. Have you read the novella, Only Home With You? It's set between books one and two. I enjoyed it!

  3. My goodness. These are all wonderful. The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie and Anne Gracie's novel interest me greatly.

    1. I enjoyed Anne Gracie's book and The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie sounds fun, doesn't it?

  4. The historicals are captivating. A table for Two sounds very attractive and Rachel Linden's new book would be enjoyed. What a lovely selection. Summer is my favorite season so I read more than ever.

  5. This sounds like another good lineup. There are several books I have heard good things about. I am looking forward to the spotlight on Sheila Roberts' new Christmas book. I really enjoyed last year's as well as her other books. There are enough new to me authors to guarantee I will likely fine one I would like to read.
    The summer has been a bit rocky. A CAT scan showed an issue (mass) and I had surgery during which they found...nothing. I am still trying to adjust my mind to that since preparing myself for other things sort of took over my life. I have a follow up this week and another CAT scan. I would really like to know how they could make that kind of mistake. I am just now getting to the point I can start to resume activities and work on things. I haven't really been able to read the past few weeks. I will bring a book to doctor appointments and infusion treatments (6 hours) this week so I will be getting some reading in. I'm not sure just what I will grab to take with me.
    I hope summer is going well for you and you are keeping cool and dry.

  6. A lot of wonderful books coming out. The Beachside Bed-N-Breakfast by Hope Ramsey, The Wishing Quilt by Jodi Thomas, Lori Wilde & Patience Griffin. New author is Julia Whelan and the book is Thank You For Listening.

  7. Wow, lot of nice sounding books. Am interested in getting my hands on the Yates, Roberts and Crush books. Got these from my library to read: Paradise Girls - Sandy Gingras - reading now, Sugar and Salt - Susan Wiggs, The Silver Lining Wedding Dress Auction - Mary Oldham, The Day he Stopped In - Elana Johnson, and Megan Squires - Detour to Harmony. New to me - Elana Johnson - The Day he Stopped By, Mary Oldham and Gringas. My library is so good, I have a boatload of books waiting to come in for me that they ordered. Am in reading heaven. We have a wedding in San Diego next month and my Dodgers will playing there so we have tickets for a bunch of us. Books and baseball - my favorites.

  8. That comment above mine with all the books I have to read and the wedding and Dodgers is mine, sorry forgot to click on google. LOL.

  9. A few of these are already on my list to read and I see some other ones that piqued by interest of the contemp romance genre. Thank you for the chance to win a surprise pack.

  10. I enjoy Shana Galen, Sheila Roberts ( Christmas?), Maisey Yates ….Wow! Lots of good storylines!
    Read 2 of Carol Erickson’s Lost Girls series
    Catching up on several Brenda Novak books I had on my TBR pile
    Also read and loved 4 Debbie Mason stories!!!
    Now I have to write reviews

  11. Alot of great reading there thanks Penney