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New Tuesday Releases!

Barbara Vey -- December 31st, 2013

Happy New Year’s Eve!  If you’re going out, have fun and be safe!  I’m going to stay in where it’s toasty warm because it’s freezing out there.  I’m going to celebrate with some new books I just got.  Not sound exciting?  Well, you’re wrong.  I’ll probably be traveling farther than you, meeting more people and having some grand adventures.  I’ll save the partying for the conferences I’ll be attending in 2014.

Don’t forget to go to yesterday’s blog and vote on your favorite book of 2013.  Results will be in Thursday’s blog.  Now check out the books coming out this week.

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Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre (Harlequin MIRA)

Badlands by Jill Sorenson (Harlequin HQN)

A Gentleman ‘til Midnight by Alison DeLaine (Harlequin HQN)

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Turn Up the Heat by Lori Foster, Christie Ridgway, Victoria Dahl (Harlequin HQN)

Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller (Harlequin HQN)

Alice Close Your Eyes by Averil Dean (Harlequin MIRA)

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Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson (Harlequin HQN)

Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Harlequin MIRA)

The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypole White (Harlequin MIRA)

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Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter (Harlequin MIRA)

Snow Day by Shannon Stacey, Jennifer Greene, Barbara Dunlop (Harlequin Anthology)

Autumn Moon by C.I. Kemp

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Dragon Maid by Ann Gimpel

Ghosts in the Graveyard by Lyra Marlowe

The Courtship of Utopia Miner by Linda Gilman

Bottom Line:  “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey

 

New Releases Tuesday!

Barbara Vey -- October 29th, 2013

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It just wouldn’t be Tuesday without finding out the terrific books released today.  Be sure to check to see if you were a winner in the Mills & Boon giveaway on last Friday’s blog.  You have to email me with your address.

Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Kensington Publishing.  In honor of Trick or Treating, just comment with your favorite candy (or other special treat) for a chance to win some terrific Kensington titles.

 

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Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner (Kensington Publishing)

Devilishly Wicked by Kathy Love (Brava / Kensington Publishing)

Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman (Kensington Publishing)

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Notable by Marni Bates (Kteen / Kensington Publishing)

Thoreau At Devil’s Perch by B.B. Oak (Kensington Publishing)

Blood Curse by Sharon Page (Aphrodisia / Kensington Publishing)

 

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A Kiss Under the Mistletoe by Jennifer Basye Sander (Harlequin)

Wyoming Bold by Diana Palmer (Harlequin)

A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery (Harlequin)

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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (Plume / November)

Storm Demon By Gregory Lamberson (Medallion Press)

Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins (Carina Press)

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Battle Scars by Sheryl Nantus (Carina Press)

Trancehack by Sonya Clark (Carina Press)

Undead Chaos by Joshua Roots (Carina Press)

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Holiday Kisses by Alison KentJaci BurtonHelenKay DimonShannon Stacey (Harlequin)

If You Were Mine by Bella Andre (Harlequin)

Take Me Home for Christmas by Brenda Novak (Harlequin)

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Upon A Winter’s Night by Karen Harper (Harlequin)

Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan (Harlequin)

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins (Harlequin)

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Christmas in Snowflake Canyon by RaeAnne Thayne (Harlequin)

One Night with the Laird by Nicola Cornick (Harlequin)

Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs (Harlequin)

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The Young and the Submissive (Doms of Her Life 2) by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl   (Dream Words, LLC)

Rumors That Ruined A Lady by Marguerite Kaye www.margueritekaye.com (Mills&Boon)

His Third Wife by Grace Octavia  (Dafina / Kensington Publishing)

 

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Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. Claire (Forever, Mass Market)

Once She Was Tempted by Anne Barton (Forever, Mass Market)

Once a Rake by Eileen Dreyer  (Forever, Mass Market)

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Accidentally in Love With…A God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Forever, Mass Market)

Wild Man by Kristen Ashley (Forever, Mass Market)

Bottom Line:  I bought Trick or Treat candy yesterday and ate it already…need to go back to the store…rats!!

WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs

Barbara Vey -- February 22nd, 2012

I just saw a display of Peeps and I knew it was getting to be one of my favorite times of the year…Peepfest!  I love to open them and let them get hard for a couple of days before I eat them.  I prefer them tough and kind of stale instead of soft and gooey.  It’s hard to wait though, so sometimes I have to hide them so I don’t eat them too soon and yes, I have on occasion forgotten where I hid them and got a nice surprise much later.  Let me wipe the drool from my mouth and let you catch up on what the WW Ladies have been reading lately.

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Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

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Lacy Bradford’s trophy-wife world in Virginia collapses when it turns out that her now ex-husband swindled town folk for millions, making her a local pariah, and putting her in danger from some of the seamier of his business partners. The only person she can think of that might help her is a former farm-boy high school admirer who had always supported her. Having come a long way from a goofy 4-H champion to a real Wyoming cattle rancher, the now handsome, virile Chase Caldwell doesn’t react very well when Lacy finds him, but the sizzling chemistry between them encourages Chase to take the chance he missed all those years ago.

A sucker for western romances, the sexy cowboy on the cover attracted me when I was looking for a fun contemporary romance, and Joanne Kennedy’s book fulfilled its promise with a great deal of charm. With danger and excitement and horses, Tall, Dark and Cowboy was funny and sexy, with lots of yearning and hope and romance, and was exactly what I was looking for.

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Restless Heart by Wynonna Judd

Read by Heidi

Destiny Hart’s singing career started off with a dare to sing “America the Beautiful” at the Kentucky Idol contest. When Destiny brings down the house, she goes in pursuit of her dreams of becoming a singing star. Destiny has the ambition and the pipes to achieve what she has dreamed about her whole life, but at what cost? Leaving behind family, friends, and the man she loves is certainly a sacrifice to become a star. Destiny is willing to find out but is hoping that those she left behind might still support her and love her.

I have to admit, I picked this book because Wynonna is one of my favorite singers, and was intrigued by the story. I STAYED with the book because I really enjoyed the heart behind this book. Wynonna’s experience in the industry is reflected in the feeling behind the book. I was asked several times by people who knew I was reading this book how I liked it. I can honestly say, “It’s such a nice book!” When was the last time you enjoyed a nice book? For me, it’s been a while. It’s nice and so enjoyable, and I felt good reading it from beginning to end. Chalk one up again for Wynonna, it’s a hit!

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Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

Read by Liz

Gin Blanco is on a mission … all stops pulled. She’s going to take down Mab Monroe once and for all. Mab was responsible for the murder of her family and now she’s bringing in the heavy guns .. hiring mercenaries and bounty hunters to bring down the assassin known as the Spider. In a world of elemental magic, Gin holds an advantage where she controls two elements, Stone and Ice. But is that strong enough to withstand an elemental like Mab, who’s incredibly strong with Fire? The two seem evenly matched, until Mab managed to kidnap Gin’s youngest sister, Bria. Now, as far as Gin is concerned, the stakes just went off the charts. She’ll do anything to save her sister. Even sacrifice herself.

The fifth book in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, she has again managed to create a a nail biting story that had me on the edge of my chair.

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Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey

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Sean Kowalski had no idea when he left the army, that he was married! But when he finds out Emma Shaw has mislead her grandmother that he is her fiancé so she wouldn’t worry while in Florida, Sean thinks that Emma is nuts. But he is a man of his word and decides to play along for the brief visit. Little does he know that playing along will make sparks fly, and there is more that playing that Sean would like in his life.

This was the kind of story that makes you smile from beginning to end. My favorite characters were the grandmothers on both sides, who learn about the ruse, but play along, especially when they see the attraction between the “fake” couple. It was completely hysterical wondering who was going to discover who was faking and who wasn’t. I am really going to enjoy the other Kowalski books.

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Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

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Merit is the Sentinel of Cadogan House of Chicago. With humans placing the blame for anything supernatural on vampires, it falls to her to find out why Lake Michigan has suddenly turned black and apparently dead. It doesn’t help that she’s also dealing with the death of her lover and the Master of Cadogan House, Ethan. To top it off, her House is being investigated by Frank Cabot of the Greenwich Presidium which oversees all vampire Houses. He is determined to see Cadogan House fail and be disbanded.  To make matters worse, the lake isn’t the only supernatural anomaly. Soon the sky turns red and begins to spit lightening and the earth begins erupting. This is obviously magic at work, but who is performing it and why?

The fifth book in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series, I found this to be a fascinating story with a number of twists and turns that left me guessing.

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Just a reminder, February 29th is the last day to get your book in for a giveaway on the anniversary blog March 5-10th.  Email me at bvey@publishersweekly.com for info.

 

Bottom Line:  There’s a whole Peeps Store in Mall of America…I have to get there someday.

WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs

Barbara Vey -- June 23rd, 2010

Thunderstorms are flying around here lately with lots of thunder, lightening and tornado sirens.  Just the right time to curl up with a good book to drown out the outside world by taking me away to somewhere warm and comfy.  Here’s what the WW Ladies have been cuddling up with.

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The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam: A Wise-Cracking Tale of Secrets, Peril and Murder! by

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Allegra Thome seems to attract trouble.  After teaching at school, she accidentally stumbles into a drug bust, but sexy DEA officer Sloan is not amused. When one of her students goes missing, before time runs out to search for missing Sara, more people connected to Sara and Allegra start to die. Allegra may need to put her own life at risk to get the answers and find Sara before it’s too late, no matter how distracting Sloan becomes.

I know a book will be great when the first line is: “Pantyhose are a tool of the devil.” Not only was I tickled with quirky lines like that throughout the book, but when mixed  with mystery, romance, and an awesome cast of characters this book rocked!

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Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn

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While in Las Vegas in the last adventure, Kitty made some serious enemies, and now they’ve raised pyromaniac monster to kill her and hers in Denver. With Ben and a supernatural reality TV show crew, she races against the next evil event to learn what it is and how to defeat it before her whole werewolf pack is destroyed.

Kitty’s continuing story is exciting and addicting. With fascinating insights to Carrie Vaughn’s werewolf world, and edge-of-the-seat conflicts with extraordinary beings, one finishes this book ready to leap into the next – Kitty’s House of Horrors. The audio book read by Marguerite Gavin gives an extra special measure of entertainment to an already terrific series.

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The Shy Bride by Lucy Monroe

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The Shy Bride

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Extremely shy Cassandra Baker has been an accomplished piano player all of her life, but since her parent’s deaths, she hasn’t left home.  A charity auction held once a year is the only opportunity she offers lessons.  A friend pays $100,000 for Neo Stamos, an egotistical Greek tycoon. to have the lessons.  At first Neo baulks at the idea of taking these lessons, until he sets eyes on Cassandra.  He wants her desperately, but knows that she is very different and a new tactic will be needed.

I found it intriguing how a shy, homebound woman could get to a Type “A” personality.  Neo  knew just how to gently get her to leave her home and not be afraid.  To have a man like that, that is so in tune to how she feels is worth a sack of gold anytime.  Maybe in my second life I will find a Greek tycoon!!

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Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey

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Exclusively Yours

Read by Melissa

Keri Daniels and Joe Kowalski were high school sweethearts.  Joe thought they’d be together forever, while Keri longed for more than the small town they grew up in.  When Keri goes home to snag an exclusive interview with best selling author Joe, he sees an opportunity…and makes Keri coming along on the family vacation a stipulation of the interview.  It doesn’t take long for them to realize there is still something between them other than distance in miles.

This was my first book from the new Carina Press ~ and I loved it!  Shannon Stacey wrote a straight contemporary that was fun, full of relationships and emotions I couldn’t stop until I was finished!

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Accidentally Demonic by Dakota Cassidy

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Accidentally Demonic

Read by Michelle

Casey Schwartz is a glorified babysitter of 21 year old twins from an affluent family and it’s her job to keep them away from the paparazzi.  One night Casey is out with the girls at a club, next thing she knows she has been arrested for assaulting an off duty police officer and has no recollection of the night’s events.  Casey calls her sister Wanda to bail her out and thus starts the paranormal journey of her life.  Casey learns that she has been accidentally doused with a demon’s blood and is now part human and part demon with many new and exciting yet disturbing abilities.   Life as she knows it changes when her fate becomes tied to Clay Gunnersson, the one responsible for her transformation.

Laugh out loud funny, with amusing characters dealing with the insanity of the paranormal.  If only, I could flick fireballs off my finger tips.

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Savor The Moment by Nora Roberts

Read by Melissa

Laurel McBane has been in love with Delaney Brown her whole life.  But she’s always kept it to herself, not even her three closest friends (including Del’s own sister, Parker) know her secret!  Laurel takes matters into her own hands when she becomes completely irritated with Del and pops a big kiss on him.  Del has tried so hard to NOT think of Laurel in that way, but it’s impossible not to now…the dynamics of their relationship has changed, and how were they going to progress from here?

Savor The Moment spotlights what I consider Nora’s strongest asset, the relationships.  Not just between Del and Laurel, which was wonderful to see, but between the Quartet, the men they’ve fallen in love with and the friendships they’ve built.  Nora Roberts always makes me want to be  one of her characters!

Bottom Line: Okay, unplugging the computer now so I don’t get zapped…color me chicken.

My upcoming events:

Authors in Motion – June 27 (at the K-Mart in Racine, WI)

Lady Jane’s Salon – July 5th

Thrillerfest – July 7-10

San Diego Comic Con – July 22-25

Romance Writers of America – July 28-31

DragonCon – September 3-6

Alice Baker Library Author Event in Eagle Wisconsin – September 25

Emerald City Writers Convention – October 1-3

New York Comic Con - October 8-10

Readers ‘n ‘ritas – November 12-14

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