Saturday, January 1, 2011

Coming Soon: Anticipated Releases for January 2011

Okay, one more time for the hell of it,
It's a new year, and a new crop of fabulous reads are waiting to enchant the heart and delight the spirit. And as you hopefully can't tell, I've partaken in a few spirits myself last night, so excuse the occasional derailments of my train of thought =)
Anyway, this is a specifically amazing month for release. I am so excited to see that some of my favorite authors (and some new-to-me and debut authors) will supply us with the goodreads.
My fav, Victoria Alexander is coming out with a new release I am bound to devour in 2 seconds flat, Beverley Kendall will follow up her amazing debut book with the heroine's brother's story, my love-Sabrina Jeffries will give us another Hellion to mush over as she gets her prince charming, and a few others have plenty in store.

Here are the Anticipated Releases for the month of January 2010
January 3rd- This is release day for debut author Vicky Dreiling! I read the blurb and excerpt and had to have more. Can't wait till this is in my TBR pile. A classic prose! I can't wait to see the newbie's spin on it.

'How To Marry A Duke' by Vicky Dreiling
[Read an excerpt: here]
"Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. No love is necessary—nor desired. But how to choose amid a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London’s infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she’s not the most captivating woman he’s ever met . . .
Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she’s determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife—she’ll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke’s affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan’s desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker’s number one rule: never fall in love with the groom.
January 4th- A good day to pick up some books. Adrienne Basso has written some great stuff and I can't wait to check out this latest from her; and Beverley Kendall made an instant fan out of me with her first book, so I am panting to see what else she has in store.

'A Little Bit Sinful' by Adrienne Basso
[Read an excerpt: here]
"A Little Bit Unexpected . . .
Eleanor Collins knows that her beautiful younger sister will have wealthy, powerful men falling at her feet in her first London season. But Eleanor is surprised to discover that one man's attentions are utterly focused on her.
A Little Bit Forbidden . . .
As delicious as Sebastian Dodd, Viscount Benton, finds the eldest Collins daughter, his true motive is darker than mere seduction. Until he has avenged his mother's death, he will be unable to think of anything else. Or so he believes, until he takes his first taste of Eleanor's inviting lips, and finds his mind-and his body-utterly consumed..."Source

'A Taste Of Desire' by Beverley Kendall
[Read an excerpt: here]
"She Challenged His Pride
Lady Amelia Bertram may have a reputation as the most brazen beauty of the ton, but she shocks even herself when she accidently—and loudly—derides one of society’s most eligible bachelors in the middle of a crowded ballroom. The timing of her faux pas couldn’t be worse, for her father is seeking someone to take her off his hands that very night…
He Challenged Her Willpower
But when Thomas Armstrong overhears the so-called “Lady” Amelia slandering his sexual prowess in public, he cannot help but accept the dare implicit in her words. To her father’s great delight, he offers to take her to his secluded country estate—properly chaperoned, of course—to teach the girl a lesson in ladylike behavior…"Source

January 18th- Oh yes! More hellions please! This is the first female 'Hellion from Halstead Hall 'book in this series by Sabrina Jeffries and promises to be a doozy! If you've The previous two books, you already know the fire and spice Minervra and Giles are working with and probably are as excited as I am! And why not pick up Delilah Marvelle's latest release from her Scandal series?

'How To Woo A Reluctant Lady' by Sabrina Jeffries
"Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother's demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva's would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular Gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva's imagination, though she has no intention of really falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him. Little does she know, he really is a covert government operative. When they team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents' deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles's secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back into her heart."Source

'Once Upon A Scandal' by Delilah Marvelle
[Read an excerpt: here]
"Lady Victoria Jane Emerson left behind her girlish notions of romance when Jonathan deserted her without a backward glance. Now the time has come when she must finally choose a husband, and she has vowed to marry someone who will never break her heart.
Jonathan Pierce Thatcher, Viscount Remington, has returned home, free of all his family's debts. Only to discover that by some miracle he has been chosen to vie for the hand of his beloved Victoria. To convince his only love to once again believe in the magic of love and the promise of desire will be his greatest challenge yet. And one he cannot fail!

Fat Tuesday (for books) day -that one Tuesday each month where the number of new releases is INSANE- this month is January 25th, 2011!! Some Sexy, steamy novels will hit the shelves! Make sure you're carts are ready to go because we've got some good ones for ya! Eloisa James will give us another sexy retelling of a classic bedtime story, we'll get more from authors Courtney Milan and Elizabeth Hoyt, What looks like a fabulous read will be coming from Lynsay Sands, and one of my favorite authors-Victoria Alexander- will be giving us something to swoon over!

'When Beauty Tamed The Beast' by Eloisa James
[Read an excerpt: here]
"Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.
Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.
Linnet is not just any woman.
She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks.
Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return.
If she decides to be very wicked indeed . . . what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?"Source

'Unveiled' by Courtney Milan
[Read an excerpt: here]
"He was her bitterest enemy...
Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family, and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom, and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But when he arrives, he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance.…
And her dearest loveLady Margaret knows she should despise the man who’s stolen her fortune and her father’s legacy—the man she’s been ordered to spy on in the guise of a nurse. Yet the more she learns about the new duke, the less she can resist his smoldering appeal. Soon Margaret and Ash find themselves torn between old loyalties—and the tantalizing promise of passion…. "Source

'The Countess' by Lynsay Sands
[Read an excerpt: here]
"The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after . . . Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened . . .
Until the real earl appears. Richard Fairgrave had every intention of confronting his villainous twin who had robbed him of his name and title . . . only to discover that he had died. Quietly assuming his identity, Richard must now deal with a maddening desire for his ravishing inherited "wife" - certainly a gold digger and possibly a murderess. And Christiana must deal with an unwanted new "husband" . . . and they both must figure out what to do before the ice melts!
'Notorious Pleasures' by Elizabeth Hoyt
[Read an excerpt: here]
"Their lives were perfect . . .
Lady Hero Batten, the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn't bother Hero. Until she meets his notorious brother . . .
Until they met each other.
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect - and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society, let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire - desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero's wedding nears, and Griffin's enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?
'The Perfect Mistress' by Victoria Alexander 
"Widowed Julia, Lady Winterset, inherited a shocking book that every gentleman in London wants. For a charismatic businessman, it could be a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a certain proud, domineering earl, it means everything..
Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, cannot let the obstinate Julia release her shameless memoir, as it would ruin his family's name. The only way to stop her may be equally sordid, but far more pleasurable. Landingham's rivals are intent on seducing the captivating woman to acquire her book; and he is not the sort of fellow to back away from a competition where the stakes are high. The winner of this game will claim both the scandalous memoirs, and her heart
[Read a letter from the heroine: here]

And there you have it! Which of these Anticipated Releases do YOU have your eye on? Did I miss any January releases I should know about?



  1. Wow, looks like a great month! Everyone is talking about Courtney Milan, I've got to read one of her books - any idea of what one I should start with for her?

    Happy New Year!

  2. It is a great month -- already impatient for the next ones by Jeffries, Sands & Hoyt (my copies can't arrive fast enough). Several others also sound pretty good so I'm sure I'll have to find a way to squeeze them in too. :)

  3. There really are some great books coming out whoo hoo I too love Victoria Alexander

    Hae Fun

  4. I can hardly wait for Elizabeth Hoyt's release. I loved the first book in the series!

  5. @Julie, I would say start with her first 'Proof By Seduction'. I hear wonderful things about her so I can't wait to read all of her works!

    @gamistress,Jeffries and Sands books are the two I am ESPECIALLY piqued by. Along with Beverley Kendall's latest and of course Victoria Alexander's book!/ I had th eopportunity to read Eloisa's 'Tamed..' and I really enjoyed it. It was fresh and cynical and everything Eloisa fans will fawn over!

    @Helen, WOOT to Victoria's book! I am reading ' Let It Be Love' (and oldie) and it's pretty good. It's sort of losing me since I am in the middle, but I expect a beautiful ending as per her usual!

    @Barbra, I believe I've read a couple Hoyt novels and enjoyed them. This series is one that is one the radar. I got to rwad book #1.

  6. I just found your blog. Thanks for the great list of books!

  7. @Linda, Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the list =) Hope to see you around in the comments and stuff!

    Happy Readings!



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