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Hot New Releases!

Barbara Vey -- January 7th, 2014

I finally made it to warm Florida from the frozen tundra.  Although I left -13 degrees, it was only in the 50’s when I arrived, but it felt downright balmy.  It’ll hit the 80s by the end of the week and I’ll be in Orlando attending the Seymour Agency Author Retreat.  This is the only way to appreciate winter.  I brought 6 paperbacks with me, but I’ve got a ton more on my e-reader.  I thought I was all set and now here’s a bunch of new releases to chooses from.

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Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank  (Dell)

Montana Bride by Joan Johnston  (Dell)

Wanted by J Kenner  (RHPG – Bantam)

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Wild Hearts by Tina Wainscott  (RHPG – Loveswept)

Ruined by Tracy Wolff  (RHPG- Loveswept)

Ashes & Alchemy by Cindy Spencer Pape (Carina Press)

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Running the Red Light by Kelsey Browning (Carina Press)

The Changeup by Rhonda Shaw (Carina Press)

Quicksilver Dreams by Danube Adele (Carina Press)

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Island Promises by Raeanne Thayne/Marie Ferrarella/Leanne Banks (Harlequin Special Edition)

English Girl in New York by Scarlet Wilson (Harlequin Romance)

The Vampire Hunter by Michele Hauf (Harlequin Nocturne)

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The Surprise Holiday Dad by Jacqueline Diamond (Harlequin American Romance)

Everywhere She Goes by Janice Kay Johnson (Harlequin Superromance)

Lethal Lawman by Carla Cassidy (Harlequin Romantic Suspense)

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Safe by the Marshal’s Side by Shirlee McCoy (Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense)

Claiming the Cowboy’s Heart by Linda Ford (Harlequin Love Inspired Historical)

Pregnant by Morning by Kat Cantrell (Harlequin Desire)

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Her Callahan Family Man by Tina Leonard (Harlequin American Romance)

Secrets For Seducing A Royal Bodyguard: The Renegade Royals  by Vanessa Kelly Ivy  (Zebra)

Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand (Zebra)

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Howling For You: a Chicagoland Vampires Novella by Chloe Neill  (Penguin Group (USA) LLC)

The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen (Forever E-Book)

Scandalously Yours by Cara Elliott (Forever E-Book)

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Back to You by Jessica Scott (Forever E-Book)

Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn (Forever E-Book)

Gilded Hearts by Christine D’Abo (Forever Yours E-Book)

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Fearless by K.M. Fawcett (Forever Yours E-Book)

Weston by Debra Kayn (Forever Yours E-Book)

A Countess by Chance by Kate McKinley (Forever E-Novella)

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Accidentally…Cimil? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Forever E-Novella)

Winner of Susan Carlisle’s giveaway yesterday is Ellie Miller.  Ellie, please email susancarlisle @ ymail.com to claim your prize.

 

 

 

 

Bottom Line:  “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ~ Steve Martin

New Releases Tuesday!

Barbara Vey -- November 5th, 2013

You can tell we’re getting closer to Christmas by the bevy of new Christmas books this weeks.  I love it when authors weave the holiday season into their worlds.  I collect Christmas books and reread my favorites every year.  Looks like there are more to add to my collection.  Favorite title today:  Christmas Break Seattle Lumberjacks – Rookies

Don’t forget to read to the bottom for two amazing giveaways today from Harlequin and Random House Pengiun!

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Jagged by Kristen Ashley (Forever, E-Book)

All Fired Up by Kate Meader (Forever, E-Book)

I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Jessica Scott (Forever Yours, E-Novella)

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Entwined by Kristen Callihan (Forever Yours, E-Novella)

The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski (Forever, E-Book)

Fabrick By Andrew Post (Medallion Press)

 

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All I Want For Christmas Is You by Molly O’Keefe  (Loveswept)

Room At The Inn by Ruthie Knox ( Loveswept)

Course of Action by Lindsay McKenna, Merline Lovelace Harlequin

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A Cadence Creek Christmas by Donna Alward  Harlequin

Expecting a Bolton Baby by Sarah M. Anderson Harlequin

The Christmas Wedding Quilt by Emilie Richards, Janice Kay Johnson, Sarah Mayberry Harlequin

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Adventures in Parenthood by Dawn Atkins Harlequin

The Keepers: Christmas in Salem by Heather Graham, Deborah LeBlanc, Kathleen Pickering, Beth Ciotta Harlequin

In For A Penny by Nancy Naigle & Kelsey Browning Crossroads Publishing

 

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Texas K-9 Unit Christmas by Shirlee McCoy and Terri Reed Harlequin

His Christmas Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid Harlequin

Amanda Weds A Good Man by Naomi King 

 

 

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Christmas Break Seattle Lumberjacks – Rookies by Jami Davenport

Simple Gone South by Alicia Hunter Pace (Crimson Romance)

Is This Love? by Sue Moorcroft  (Choc Lit)

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Miracle Road by Emily March  Ballantine

One Perfect Christmas by Stefanie Sloane    Loveswept

Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy   Bantam

The following title were sent without covers, but still are new releases this week.

The Secret Heir of Sunset Ranch by Charlene Sands  Harlequin

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken (Kensington Publishing)

Heist by Kiki Swinson; De’nesha Diamond (Dafina / Kensington Publishing)

Secret Santa by Fern MichaelsMarie BostwickLaura LevineCindy Myers (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

No Escape by Mary Burton (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

The House On Main Street: An Apple Valley Novel by Shirlee McCoy (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

Arizona Temptress by Bobbi Smith (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken (Kensington Publishing)

Heist by Kiki Swinson; De’nesha Diamond (Dafina / Kensington Publishing)

Secret Santa by Fern MichaelsMarie BostwickLaura LevineCindy Myers (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

No Escape by Mary Burton (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

The House On Main Street: An Apple Valley Novel by Shirlee McCoy (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

Arizona Temptress by Bobbi Smith (Zebra / Kensington Publishing)

Finally a Bride by Renee Ryan Harlequin

Learning to Waltz by Kerryn Reid 

San Gabriel’s Secret – An Adam Thomas Mystery by David Ciambrone

That Pearly Drop Murphy’s Laws of Time Travel Book 1 by Jianne Carlo

The Duchess’ Necklace by Mariah Lynn

The Trashy Gourmet by David Ciambrone  

Giveaways

From Harlequin:  

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Improper Arrangements by Juliana Ross Wyoming Bold by Diana Palmer The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins One Night With the Laird by Nicola Cornick What the Bride Didn’t Know by Kelly Hunter (US and UK only)

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Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of MIRACLE ROAD by Emily March!  15 copies to be given away.

Just comment to win.  What’s your favorite Christmas book or movie?  Winners posted tomorrow.

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Bottom Line:  Books make great stocking stuffers!

WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs

Barbara Vey -- April 13th, 2011

Yes, there’s more RT stuff to come, but I thought we’d break it up with a word from our WW Ladies. They’ve been busy reading the books I go to conferences for.  More on RT tomorrow.  Until then…

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Love Bites by Tori Carrington

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In conjunction with a series of disappearances, bodies are turning up with the cause of death of exsanguination. While she’s not sure she believes it herself, PI Sophie Metropolis is drawn into investigating some scary and dangerous stuff when the strange man her neighbors think is a vampire hires her to prove he is not responsible for the murders. Sophie works on the perplexing mystery, while the confounding men in her love life keep her head and her heart in a spin.

In Love Bites, Sophie’s turmoils continue to intrigue and amuse while providing a fascinating puzzle to contemplate. I’ve enjoyed all of the Sophie books, finding her and the cast of quirky characters to be likable, and the mysteries to be perplexing. Fast, funny, provocative, mysterious, charming and sexy, these words describe both Sophie and the books in which she lives.

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Deadly Intent by Kylie Brant

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Macy Reid is a tough forensic expert with past ghosts that haunt her everyday. She wants to find kidnapped 11-year-old Ellie Mulder before it’s too late. Kellan Burke is a man who can get under Macy’s skin, especially when they need to concentrate on the task at hand.

A book can bring the best emotions out of you for a romantic suspense. You become tense for a kidnapping, as well as the romance between the main characters. I love the fact this can curl my toes in more ways than one. Looking forward to continue the story in Deadly Dreams.

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A Match Made in Court by Janice Kay Johnson

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After a shocking crime leaves six-year-old Hanna homeless, Linnea Sorenson must fight Matt Laughlin for custody. Virtual strangers to each other, they share a love for their niece. A court order throws them together more than is comfortable. As if that’s not enough, they also have to fight other family members, and past demons, to protect Hanna. When desires flare, Linnea and Matt long not just for love but family.

I loved that the romance in A Match Made in Court centers on a child. Janice brought the couple together so delicately and wrote the book after seeing too many domestic violence stories in the news.  Their ache to give Hanna a home plucked my heartstrings. I often read Harlequins to escape brutal reality, but the strength and depth of the two characters drew me into this story.

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Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson
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When Autumn Haven met pro hockey player Sam LeClaire, he bedded, wedded, and promptly ditched her in a Vegas hotel room. The brief union resulted in their son, Conner, whom she adores, but Rachel believes Sam incapable of being a true father. Can the playboy skater prove her wrong and, in the process, gain the heart of the woman he now realizes is the only one for him?

Confession: I used to actually write the release dates of Rachel Gibson’s books on my calendar, sometimes going to the extreme of haunting the aisles of Borders a day ahead of time in the hope they’d have the books out early. Read “Any Man of Mine,” you’ll understand my devotion. As with all of her books, it delivers an engrossing story with characters you’ll grow to care about.  And if, like mine, your Borders is no longer around, at least we have Gibson’s books to console us.

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Hunter’s Fall by Shiloh Walker

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Nessa had a near death experience that has changed her. Her memory has been effected and being a Hunter has taken on a whole new meaning. Just when she needs to go into battle, her most pressing Demons are within herself. Dominic thinks he is going crazy, dreaming of a woman who he has never met, and yet they are connected deeply. Dominic must find Nessa before more damage can be done, and connect their souls forever.

I found Nessa’s witch powers fascinating,  as well as her inner struggle with herself and the person she became. The power between Nessa and Dominic, and their pull for each other was haunting and beautiful.

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Wild Desire by Lori Brighton

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Prim Scotswoman Beatrice Edmund has accompanied her cousin and his bride to India, where they’ll stay with the bride’s studious cousin. Her first night there, a drunken man invades her bedroom – while she’s bathing. He turns out to be the studious cousin. The action and danger continue as she helps Colin Fitch try to keep the villain from getting his hands on an artifact that gives the finder great powers.

This was a triple treat – a love story and an adventure with paranormal elements.  It’s Indiana Jones meets a proper Englishwoman who isn’t all that she seems. And neither is he.  I found the  evocative, and edge-of-the-seat story kept me reading into the night.

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Downstroke by Desiree Holt (e-book)

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Country super-star Dallas Creed is making a come-back after a three year hiatus, but when a sniper takes shots at him, it appears someone doesn’t want him to succeed. Charley Roper, the owner of one of the best protection services in the business, is hired to be Dallas’s bodyguard and to find out who wants him dead. One big problem: Charley promised herself she’d never have anything to do with the gorgeous, charismatic Dallas Creed since he broke their engagement twenty years ago.

Downstroke was engaging from the start, and I couldn’t put it down. I found it very enjoyable as it is full of some of my favorite elements: mystery, suspense, sexy protagonists, erotic romance, and cowboys.

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Heidi

Skin Heat by Ava Gray

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Geneva Harper comes from a old Southern Family where tradition and money are the most important things. Neva prefers to be a veterinarian and live on her own. She hires Zeke Noble, a man who disappeared from their small town, and is prone to gossip about his past. There is more to Zeke than meets the eye. He has a talents around animals. As a killer starts to claim victims, it looks like they have things to protect and save before everything is destroyed.

I found Zeke’s past secrets to be fascinating and his animalistic nature to be such a key role in this story. Neva has such a big heart, it’s no wonder her love for Zeke grows in such a unique way. The mystery was riveting.

Bottom Line: Yesterday was Drop Everything and Read Day…how did I miss this?  Oh, yeah, because I was reading.