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I almost regret starting this New Release Tuesday post, because I'm now more aware than ever of all the great books out there! I can barely keep up!


Today's new releases aren't helping. Lots of good ones:

 

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter Series): This is the first of Nalini Singh's new series about a world full of angels and vampires. Angels and vampires!


You Can Run...by Carlene Thompson: I've read one book by Carlene Thompson, Don't Close Your Eyes, and it was great. It was a suspense but with a healthy dose of Luanne Rice-esque characters. This one is about a woman searching for the reason that her best friend's house was bombed.


Revealed by Kate Noble: I'm always looking for new historical writers, and having just discovered the wonderful world of Lauren Willig, this one intrigues me. It's about a woman who strikes a bargain with an infamous spy. Kate Noble's Compromised came out last month. I'm sure you know how I feel about the dress on that cover!

 

Redneck Cinderella by LuAnn McLane: I think the title sums it up!

 

Maverick by Lora Leigh: The second of Lora Leigh's Elite Ops series, after Wild Card. This one is about Micah Sloane.


Highland Rebel by Tess Mallory: I've been on the lookout for this author since she was mentioned here. This is a time-traveling Scottish romance.


Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James: The latest from this board favorite. You guys have sold me on trying her, so I'm going to pick this one up.


Casual Hex by Vicki Lewis Thompson: The third in the "Hex" trilogy, a series set in Big Nob, Indiana. Her website says it all: Welcome to Big Knob, Indiana. Population 947 + 1 Witch + 1 Wizard + 1 ADD Dragon+ 1 Lonely Lake Monster + 1 Sexy Frenchman + 1 Fairy Prince. Nothing little ever happens in Big Knob. The other books in the series are Over Hexed (Hex Series #1) and Wild and Hexy (Hex Series #2).

 

Bride by Command by Linda Winstead Jones: This is the third in Jones' romantic fantasy Emperor's Bride series.


Danger in a Red Dress by Christina Dodd


As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason: The latest in a series about a Regency-era vampire hunter named Victoria Gardella. Has anybody here read these books? They look amazing: The Bleeding Dusk  Rises the Night (Gardella Vampire Chronicles Series)  When Twilight Burns  The Rest Falls Away  

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I feel your pain, Melanie.  I've already added four of these books to my TBR pile!
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becke_davis wrote:
I feel your pain, Melanie.  I've already added four of these books to my TBR pile!
Yeah and she's not even home to store them, so move over those clothes Becke and make room in your suitcase!

 

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becke_davis wrote:
I feel your pain, Melanie.  I've already added four of these books to my TBR pile!
Yeah and she's not even home to store them, so move over those clothes Becke and make room in your suitcase!

 


Even worse, Debbie -- in addition to the books I brought with me, it turns out there are bookstores in Florida, too!

 

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Well I hope the weather is good there in Florida Becke so you can get to the beach and out of the stores. But what will you do as you're lying on the beach? Knit? I think not. So on second thought buy, buy, buy, what's a few more. ;-)
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It's Tuesday! A day full of fun new books to read!

 

 

Treasure Keeper by Shana Abe: This is the latest in Shana's Drakon series, and we're going to be reading all the books and discussing in the April book club. I am SO excited to read this one!

 

 

Then Comes Seduction (Huxtable Series) by Mary Balogh. This is the second book in the series, about the third Huxtable daughter, Katherine. One of London's most notorious rakes accepts a bet that he can seduce Katherine within a fortnight. I read the first in this series, First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Series), and I'll definitely be reading this one. The series is about the Huxtables, who were raised in modest conditions. In the first book, the youngest, Stephen, is discovered to be a duke and the family is instantly transported into the highest circles of society. There will be two more books in the series after this one.

Highland Scoundrel This is the third book in Monica McCarty's Campbell Trilogy, after Highland Warrior and Highland Outlaw. As you can tell from the titles, they're Scottish!

Pursuit I am so excited to read this latest from Karen Robards. It's about a young lawyer who is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and becomes the only survivor of a car crash that kills the First Lady. A sexy Secret Service agent is assigned the case, and soon the two are knee-deep in a life-threatening mystery.

Sudden Death by Allison Brennan. An FBI agent and a soldier-for-hire investigate the murder of a Delta Force soldier.

Rebel Waltz by Kay Hooper. A woman sells her haunted Southern plantation to a man who can see the old home's ghosts.

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Melanie, do you know if that's a new Kay Hooper or a rerelease of an old one?  I bought a book of hers recently, thinking it was new, and it had been originally published in the 80s.  I still had the original on my bookshelf.
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It is a reissue - I just checked her website. It's an old Loveswept book from 1986.
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Melaine,

 

Between you SciFi and Paranormal I am so swamped with books that I want the library may lock the doors on me because I keep asking for all the new releases you guys post that they may not want to see me on my Wednesday visit.  I saw Mona's book in the grocery store today on their bookrack and wished that I had the money to get it.

 

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Nelsmom wrote:

Melaine,

 

Between you SciFi and Paranormal I am so swamped with books that I want the library may lock the doors on me because I keep asking for all the new releases you guys post that they may not want to see me on my Wednesday visit.  I saw Mona's book in the grocery store today on their bookrack and wished that I had the money to get it.

 

Toni


 

Then we're doing our jobs!  :smileywink:
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Melanie_Murray wrote:
It is a reissue - I just checked her website. It's an old Loveswept book from 1986.
Thanks for checking -- I just got back from the local bookstore and took at peek at the publication dates while I was there.
 
I picked up the new Robyn Carr, Paradise Valley.  I haven't read this series yet, but every time I read the back cover of one, I buy it and add it to the TBR pile.  I hope I'm not going to be disappointed! 

 

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This week there are some really wonderful books being released. I think these authors write faster than I can read! There are definitely more than I can post about, so if I ever forget a great new release, please post about it!

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Whisper of Warning: A woman witnesses the murder of her married ex-boyfriend, and begins to fall for the detective in charge of the case.

Tall, Dark and Deadly: Becke, here's a cover for you. The book sounds good too. It's about a woman who leaves her job as a cop in the big city for a quiet small town life. Of course, her plans go awry. In her new town, there's a serial killer targeting women, and she has to solve the case with the help of a sexy FBI agent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICALS

Texas Hold Him: I can't resist this title. It's hilarious! This is a Western historical.

Some Like It Wild: The latest from the wonderful Teresa Medeiros. This is the second in her series that began with Some Like It Wicked.  

Sins of a Wicked Duke: This is Sophie Jordan's latest book, and she'll be here to chat with us about next week!

Confessions of a Little Black Gown: A young lady discovers the perfect dress when her luggage is misplaced; she wears it and catches the eye of a dashing spy. Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress comes the following month. You can imagine how I feel about these covers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTEMPORARY

Smooth Talking Stranger: This latest contemporary romance from Lisa Kleypas has gotten some truly wonderful reviews from Romantic Times and Booklist. An advice columnist is left with her sister's baby, and as she searches for the father, she finds love with a Houston millionaire. Check out the trailer for this at Lisa's website.

Tyler (Montana Creeds Series): I don't need to say much about these. So many of you have read them already! Looking forward to chatting about them all next month in the book club!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARANORMAL

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: This is the first in a new series about a children's librarian in Kentucky who gets shot by a deerhunter and turned into a vampire by the delicious Gabriel Nightengale.

Kiss of Darkness: This is book three in her Shadowmen series. Learn more about Jennifer St. Giles here.

Secret Life of a Vampire: This is book six in Kerrelyn's hilarious and sexy Love at Stake series. Book seven, Forbidden Nights with a Vampire, comes out next month. Check out her website for a wonderful teaser trailer for the book.

The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau Vampire Series #11): The second in Lynsay Sands' Rogue Hunter series.

Passion Unleashed (Demonica Series #3): Wraith's story. If you like bad boy heroes, check this one out. This is the third in the Demonica Series after Pleasure Unbound (Demonica Series #1) and Desire Unchained (Demonica Series #2).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in paperback today:

 

Third Circle (Arcane Society Series #4) 

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Melanie -- Just when I thought it was safe to go into the water...it's Tuesday again.

 

You are absolutely right:  that cover is a good one for my collection (**snort**).  Immediately put it in my BN cart, along with a couple of others.  My TBR pile thanks you.  (Who needs sleep, when I can be reading?) 

 

I've read and liked a lot of these authors, so I'll probably be picking more of these books at some point, too. 

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I bought Smooth Talking Stranger and finished it the same day I got it. I couldn't put it down! I liked the first book of her texas series, and loved the second one. This one is fantastic! I can't wait for her to finish the series. I would highly recommend this contemporary novel.
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Caitlin26 wrote:
I bought Smooth Talking Stranger and finished it the same day I got it. I couldn't put it down! I liked the first book of her texas series, and loved the second one. This one is fantastic! I can't wait for her to finish the series. I would highly recommend this contemporary novel.
I just bought this one.  I think it will be next on my list.  I'm still reading Connie Brockway's AS YOU DESIRE -- it's a wonderful book, I've just had things distracting me from reading the last couple of days.

 

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It's Tuesday! Here's a sampling of what's available now! 

 

Contemporary

Nauti Intentions  I swear Lora Leigh puts out a new book every Tuesday! I have no idea how she writes so fast, but if you like 'em steamy, then pick this one up. It's her fourth "Nauti" book.

Thanks for the Memories  Cecelia Ahern is the author of PS, I Love You, one of the best tear-jerker books ever. She's chatting about her new book over at Center Stage

The Diary is by Eileen Goudge. This is a meaty story about two sisters who discover that their father wasn't their mother's true love.  This one's in hardcover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical

The Secret Wedding by Jo Beverley, one of the great historical authors out there. Highly recommended. It's about a man who was secretly married years earlier and what happens when he "reacquaints" himself with his wife. 

Tempted at Midnight  The latest in Jacquie D'Alessandro's wonderful Midnight series.

Mistress of the Sun  For those of you who love Phillipa Gregory but would like to read about a different country, try Sandra Gulland. Her books are historical fiction taking place in France. This is about Louise de la Vallière,  Louis XIV's mistress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mage (Sons of Destiny Series #8) This is the latest and final in Jean Johnson's Sons of Destiny series. Here's the description of the series, from her website: Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting their destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Island, a land where women are strictly forbidden. But, when the youngest of the mage-brothers rescues a woman from another universe, their world is altered forever.

 

This is the matchmaking brother's story.

White Star The second in Elizabeth Vaughan's new fantasy series. The first book was called Dagger-Star.

Some Girls Bite Chloe Neill's debut book about a grad student who gets turned to Vampire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspense

Take Me Two Times  This is the second in Karen Kendall's series about an agency that recovers stolen art and artifacts. It sounds like such fun! This book takes the heroine and hero (exes!) to Venice in search of an ancient mask. Check out the trailer for the book at the author's website.

Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton. This series features undercover bikers. Enough said. For those of you who like extra-steamy reads.

Last Gasp by Silhouette author Carla Cassidy. Here's the story copy: Ever since she found her mother and siblings murdered, Allison Clemmins has hated her father, Hank, who is imprisoned for the crimes. Then Seth Walker arrives in town, a lawyer determined to exonerate Hank, to unearth the secrets that should have been revealed long ago. He also offers Allison the one thing missing from her life—the ability to trust a man.
But as fate finds them in each other’s arms, a psychotic killer— either the original or a copycat—makes himself known...

 

Sounds good to me!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  I can't keep up!
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Hi guys, I'm gonna have to read Some Girls Bite just because of the title :smileyvery-happy:
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Happy Tuesday! Today's a good one for new books! There are some interesting romantic comedies out today, as well as new series books and some much-needed reissues.

 

Here we go:

Accomplished Woman by Jude Morgan. This is a Jane Austen-esque historical fiction set in Regency-era England about an unconventional woman who has refused England's most eligible bachelor to the disproval of her family and peers. She has to escort a young lady to Bath with the express purpose of catching the young lady a husband, and while she does she butts heads with the bachelor she refused.

 

Misery Loves Cabernet A romantic comedy about a movie star's personal assistant torn between her out-of-town live-in love and the handsome producer working on her boss's latest film.

  

 

A Mother's Heart is an anthology of three stories about mothers and daughters, from authors Sharon Sala, Isabel Sharpe, and Linda Cardillo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's a new batch of Betty Neels reissues out today:

Last April Fair  

Tempestuous April  

Tulips For Augusta  

When May Follows 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Queen  by Sarah Addison Allen is available in trade paperback today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the new series books from Harlequin are out, too. Here are a few of those!

Androletti's Mistress 

  Bargained Into Her Boss's Bed   The Cowboy And The Princess   Dakota Daddy     Marrying The Manhattan Millionaire   The Rebel King   Shotgun Bride   The Untamed Sheik  
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I read The Sugar Queen when it first came out, and it was one of my favorite books of 2008!