The 'New Releases' Turkey has just flown in! (disclaimer: Only wild turkeys can somewhat 'fly'- and not even at great distances; but in the pretense of this post, we are just going to pretend that they do!)
It's November! Gee, where did all the time go?It seemed like just yesterday I was getting ready to enjoy a nice, long summer, and now the Holidays are here!
The romance releases this month are on FIRE, and while you digest your Thanksgiving Day fest, make sure a few of these new titles are waiting for you next to the peptobismol!
Here are the Anticipated Releases for the month of October 2010
November 2nd: Plenty of smoking romances are poised to hit the shelves on this day, but here are the top 5 on my list. The highly anticipated (and real fun-looking) Kieran Krame debut will make an appearance on this day, Angela Johnson will add some more medieval action into you life, Lila DiPasqua will regale us with more Fiery Tales, and many more authors have great reads to share!(Note the BONUS PICK listing. I was so torn, I just had to include this novel!)/ Programing Note: Angela Johnson will be stopping by on this day (Nov.2) for an interview and giveaway. The review will be posted shortly. And Lila DiPasqua is scheduled to stop by on the 22nd for some book talk and a giveaway as well.
'When Harry Met Molly'
by Kieran Krame
"He’s always been a player.Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he’s named by the Prince Regent as one of society’s “Impossible Bachelors,” Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of “Most Delectable Companion” gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status…until his latest lightskirt abandons him.Who will win this game of love?Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry’s childhood friend—actually, “foe” is more like it—is the most unlikely companion of all. She’s attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It’s time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all…but will it lead to “happily ever after?”"Source
'Vow Of Deception'
by Angela Johnson
"Your first allegiance is to your heart…As a knight, Sir Rand Montague’s allegiance is to King Edward I. But when the king orders Rand to escort Rosalyn Harcourt to court in order to wed her off to Sir Golan—a crass knight Rand abhors—he’s torn between duty and desire. For Rand has never forgotten the woman he spent one unforgettable night of passion with…After suffering abuse at the hands of her deceased husband, Rose wishes to never wed again. But when Rand rescues her after Sir Golan attempts to compromise her, she agrees to marry Rand in name only. However, sharing such close quarters with Rand brings back memories of their torrid rendezvous—and tempts Rose to give in to an all-consuming desire…"Source
'The Princess In His Bed'
by Lila DiPasqua
"The Marquis’ New Clothes: To save her cousin, Aimee de Miran must retrieve a jeweled ring from the most sinfully seductive man at court, the Marquis de Nattes. But to search his considerable wardrobe she’ll have to get very close to the notorious rake…and soon she finds herself very close to him indeed, with his clothes—and hers—utterly forgotten…The Lovely Duckling: Reputed for his carnal skills, Joseph d’Alumbert prefers amorous encounters without emotional entanglement—until a quick-witted lady stirs tender feelings and hot desire. Emilie de Sarron suffered burns to her body as an infant, and keeps her scars—and her heart—well hidden. But Joseph is determined to peel away her inhibitions, one slow steamy kiss at a time, to reveal the beautiful swan inside…The Princess and the Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle can’t sleep at night. There is something hard in her bed. No, not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress, but the handsome Marquis on it….whose carnal talents she can’t resist. But he threatens her secret mission, and worse, she stands to lose far more than the diamonds---her heart is at stake…."Source
'A Bewitching Bride'
by Elizabeth Thornton
"When those around her begin meeting tragic fates, Kate Cameron knows she's next-until she's rescued by psychic Gavin Hepburn. But after a night of hiding together, Kate is branded a fallen woman and forced into marriage with Gavin-an arrangement that suits Gavin's purpose to do anything it takes to keep Kate safe from a killer haunting her past. For this enigmatic and lonely beauty has become the unexpected love of his life."Source
'A Duke's Temptation'
by Jillian Hinter
"Samuel Charles Aubrey St. Aldwyn, Duke of Gravenhurst, is a radical rogue and champion of unpopular causes. No one would dream that he is also the author of a bestselling series of dark historical novels, a writer accused of corrupting the morals of the public, and a master seducer who counts among his passionate fans wellborn Miss Lily Boscastle. But Lily is no stranger to disrepute.
When her engagement to another man ends in a tarnished image and public disgrace, Lily is forced to seek employment outside London - as housekeeper for Gravenhurst himself. Her sharp wit and sensuality appeal to his wicked instincts - and she’s a perfect match for every beguiling move he makes. Yet there’s more to him than Lily imagined - a secret known to few living souls, ghosts from the past that haunt both of their futures in ways too dangerous for even the duke to have invented."Source
'Seven Nights To Forever'
by Evangeline Collins
November 30th: Plenty of fantastic historicals will be hitting the shelves on this day. After all, it's the Fat Tuesday (for books) day in November. Christmas will come a bit early for those of us enamored with Cathy Maxwe's worok (I surly am apart of that number). Be on the look out for additions to some great series by Lorraine Heath and Kathryn Caskie, a brilliant tale from Lavinia Kent, and the follow-up novel from Kieran Krame (whose debut book you will notice is mentioned earlier on this list!)
"Destitute after her father's death, Rose Marlowe has debts to settle and a younger brother to support. But she also possesses a matchless beauty-one that could command quite a price. Now, every month, Rose spends one week at a decadent London brothel, where she's become a sought-after prize.
Then one night she meets a wealthy merchant. Handsome, kind and compassionate, with a lonely soul that matches her own, James Archer is not her typical client. Falling in love with a client, never mind a married one, is unthinkable. Yet Rose can't help but lose herself as one night becomes seven-and seven nights leads to a chance at forever."Source
[Read an excerpt: here] [Read My Review (posted on Romance Novel News): here]
'Taken By Desire'
by Lavinia Kent
"Strong and independent, she dreams of him in secret.
Fierce, yet world-weary, he's always desired her.
Neither considers marriage an option.
But when a single kiss has unforeseen consequences, and wedding bells follow, they'll both learn the power of passion. Desire can change everything. "Source
'Dukes To The Left Of Me, Princes To The Right'
by Kieran Krame
"Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn’t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiancé, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy’s ploy to trap her in a betrothal.A good spy flies below the radar. Which is why being named one of the Prince Regent’s “Impossible Bachelors” is so inconvenient for Nicholas Staunton. Every society female will be out to ensnare him. Nicholas needs a fiancée—and Poppy’s ruse is the answer. How could he have known she’d be a brazen, sensual siren with an irresistible taste for adventure? Now nothing less will do than to convince his fiery Poppy to revoke her spinster status…for good."Source
'Pleasures of A Notorious Gentleman'
by Lorraine Heath
"As the black sheep second son of an Earl, Stephen Lyons has gained a reputation in the art of seduction, but when his wicked ways result in scandal, he joins the army to redeem himself. On the battlefield, he proves courageous . . . until he is seriously wounded. Returning home to recover, he discovers he can't remember the angelic beauty who arrives at his doorstep, his babe nestled in her arms.Mercy Dawson will risk everything to protect the son of the dashing soldier she once knew and admired. When Stephen offers to do the honorable thing, she is determined that London's most notorious gentleman will desire her and no other. But Mercy fears that what began as an innocent deception could destroy her dreams and their blossoming love if Stephen ever learns the scandalous truth . . .They are masters of seduction, London's greatest lovers. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one . . . until love takes them by surprise."Source
'The Duke's Night Of Sin'
by Kathryn Caskie
"A sin he cannot forgetThe Duke of Exeter knows it's time to find a bride, and he's determined to locate the passionate minx who enticed him in a pitch-black library. But how can you find someone you've never really seen? Then, while supervising his young ward's education, he is irresistibly attracted to her exquisite new teacher. He keeps wondering if they've met somewhere before, never suspecting she's the woman he's never forgotten after his one night of sin.A wicked secretAs a beloved instructress at an exclusive school for young ladies, Lady Siusan Sinclair is a model of deportment. But no one knows her secret—that she fled London for Bath, her reputation on the verge of tatters, her fortune lost. Still, no matter how hard she tries, she can't forget the knee-weakening kiss of the man who led her astray . . ."Source
'His Christmas Pleasure'
by Cathy Maxwell
--"Anything can happen at Christmas!When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age (and with thirteen children!), she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome BarÓn de Vasconia. She knows all about his notorious reputation. He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he's vowed to protect her, so she allows herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all costs.Andres believes he's entered into nothing more than a marriage of convenience with a charming and very wealthy young woman. But the days—and nights—Abigail spends in his arms soon reform this rogue. He'll do anything to gain her love—until they each discover the truth about the other and old wounds are revealed.It's the season of miracles and passion—when love not only awakens the senses but delivers the greatest gift of all . . ."Source
And there you have it. My list of Anticipated Releases for November 2010! Which books from the list can you NOT WAIT to get your hands on? Which books have I skipped that should be up here?
Happy Readings =D