Monday, April 9, 2012

Coming Soon: Anticipated Releases for April 2012

Decided to knock the dust off this blog feature and highlight some spectacular reads I can't wait to get my hands on. May showers brings April flowers...
Time to shower all of you with April Releases!

Here are the anticipated releases for April 2012!!!

April 1st- A wonderful literary talent (and I am not just saying that because I like to call her 'friend'), Vicky Dreiling, is releasing her 3rd book on this day. We've followed these two characters the moment they stepped onto the page in Dreiling's previous books, How To Marry A Duke and How To Seduce A Scoundrel, and now it's time for them to shine in their own love story!


Read an excerpt: here
Review from Book-n-Kisses: here
Buy from Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here
SCANDALOUS DESIRES . . .
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security—if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate—and irresistible—attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . . .

DEVILISH DELIGHT

When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton’s shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways . . .

April 3rd- A crazy amount of excellent reads hits the shelves this day! Kate Noble delights reads with a sure-fire gem. Jennifer Ashley adds to her popular MacKenize brothers series. A new-to-me author named Tracey Devlyn releases a book that reviewers around the blogsphere have been enjoying and is now on my radar. One of my favorite authors, Tracy Anne Warren, is releasing a story about princess' and peers I can't WAIT to read. If Highlanders are your poison, Mary Wine is releasing a PRIZE of a read as well. And you guys know how picky I am with my contemporaries, so another fav author, Julie James, comes to the rescue and gives us the love story of everyone's favorite ex-criminal ;)

Read an excerpt: here
Review at Genre Go Round: here
Buy at Amazon:
Paperback: here | Kindle: here
Every great romance comes with a risk...
After a duke's betrayal, the resilient Sarah Forresterreinvents herself as the Golden Lady: society's leading light, the beautiful and witty life of the party. It's all a fa├žade of course-one that protects her from another intimate disloyalty. When her old friend, Lieutenant Jackson Fletcher, returns to London, he is determined to rediscover the true and trusting Sarah he once knew. It'll take more than a kiss and a promise. It might even call for an innocent and necessary deception.

Then Jackson is enlisted to help capture the lead suspect in a murder— a man who happens to be Sarah's most ardent suitor. Jack must continue the deception, and weathering this newest and gravest betrayal will be Sarah's ultimate test. But as Jack's passion for her grows, he must also reveal his own secrets. And as the killer turns his attention to his pursuers, more than love and trust is put at risk.

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Read an excerpt: here
Review at The Book Pushers: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here
Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. 

Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. 
Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.


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A British agent flees her French captor’s torturous dungeon and falls in love with the decoder responsible for her imprisonment.


Read an excerpt: here
Review at Ramblings From This Chick: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here

British agent Cora deBeau has spent the last three years seducing secrets from the most hardened of French spies while searching for her parents’ killer. When her latest assignment goes awry, she suffers at the hands of her French captor until Guy Trevelyan, the Earl of Helsford and master cryptographer, saves her during a daring rescue. Scarred and wary of men, Cora shies away from the one man who could heal her savaged heart.
After rescuing Cora from a French dungeon, Guy discovers it was one of his deciphered messages that led to her captivity. Guy strives to earn her forgiveness while outwitting their enemy. But will he find the scars on her wounded soul run too deep?


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Read an excerpt: here
Review at BookPage: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here
   When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it’s time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom, and marry the man her brother has chosen for her…a stranger she has never met. Instead she does what any self-respecting princess would do—she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever…

Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence—until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she’s an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity.
Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more—this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he’s determined to make this princess his bride…


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Read an excerpt: here
Review at The Royal Reviews: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here
BASTARD ROYAL DAUGHTER, PAWN IN A DEADLY GAME

Sent to Scotland to be the king’s mistress and produce an heir, Clarrisa of York has never needed a miracle more. But the brusque Highland laird who kidnaps her is a bit too rough to be considered divine intervention.

HE’LL DO ANYTHING TO THWART HIS KING
With rival lairds determined to steal Clarrisa from him and royal henchmen searching for her allover the Highlands, Laird Broen MacNicols has a mess on his hands. Worse yet, there’s a magnetic attraction berween them, although he’s betrothed to another. But even an independent–minded lady like Clarrisa knows that a Highlander always claims his prize…

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Read an excerpt: here
Review at Book Lovers Inc.: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here

HE’S PLAYING GAMES
Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.
BUT SHE’S MAKING THE RULES
Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten. . .


April 24th- Another contemporary, this one by Kristan Higgins, makes it to the anticipated releases list this month (crazy, right?). Then another amazing talent and friend to the blog, Stefanie Sloane, is releasing her fourth Young Corinthians title. And I am getting a "Lord of Scoundrels' feel from Cara Elliott's latest- it should be good!

Read an excerpt: here
Review at Karen Knows Best.: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here
After her father loses the family fortune in an insider-trading scheme, single mom Parker Welles is faced with some hard decisions. First order of business: go to Gideon's Cove, Maine, to sell the only thing she now owns—a decrepit house in need of some serious flipping. When her father's wingman, James Cahill, asks to go with her, she's not thrilled…even if he is fairly gorgeous and knows his way around a toolbox.

Having to fend for herself financially for the first time in her life, Parker signs on as a florist's assistant and starts to find out who she really is. Maybe James isn't the glib lawyer she always thought he was. And maybe the house isn't the only thing that needs a little TLC….



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Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, remembers little of Miss Elena Barnes beyond her slight build, mousy character, and bookish ways. Her unavoidable presence at Carrington House would be inconvenient, true, but a woman could hardly prove enough of a distraction to interfere with what was the most important case of Dash’s life—ferreting out the monster who’d murdered a dear friend’s mother many year before.
Read an excerpt: here
Review at Fresh Fiction: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here

Dash would, of course, live to regret such an assumption.

As for Elena, a trip to London to retrieve a priceless book is troublesome, though not nearly as much as the feelings the viscount inspires in her. His touch elicits feelings from Elena that she’d only ever read about. Her skin tingles. Lord Hardwicke is as handsome as she remembered—actually, more so as he’d grown into his frame in a rather attractive manner—and as dim as a ha’penny tallow. Or is he? The more time Elena spends with the man, the greater her suspicions grow regarding his intellect and just what he might be up to as they’re thrown together in the search for an individual known only as the Rook.

Can true love save the day? Find out in the exciting and enthralling fourth installment of the Regency Rogues.


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Read an excerpt: here
Review on Goodreads.: here
Buy at Amazon:
Print: here | Kindle: here
In the Wolf's Lair . . .
Determined to stop her wayward brother from squandering their dwindling fortune, Lady Eliza Brentford decides to follow him to his favorite den of depravity. There, among the candlelight and raucous revelry, she encounters her brother's role model in debauchery, the notorious Marquess of Haddan, Gryffin Dwight. Staring into his smoldering green eyes, Eliza can't help but find the rakehell nobleman seductively charming-and sinfully attractive.

In a Lover's Paradise . . .
When Gryffin appears on Eliza's estate as a guest of her brother, a stolen kiss among the garden's blooms leads to a night of unbridled passion. Suddenly the lovely widow feels herself opening up, like the petals of a rose. Could this master of seduction possibly feel true emotion for Eliza? Or is he leading her down the garden path to an Eden of delights no woman can resist-and a fall no woman can escape?


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So I hope you enjoy this April's list! Are any of these on your radar? Are you craving that TAW book as hard as I am? Did I miss any releases? Don't be shy- Share!

Happy Readings

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