Showing posts from July, 2011

This week.....

On Monday, August reviews will be posted. Be sure to check them out! Tuesday I will announce the Robin D.Owens book winner and post the new book giveaway. Wednesday I will post info on the chat with Robin in the RRT chat room with Mo. Thursday, we have a special guest. Friday...well, we will see what happens. :) Happy Week Everyone!!!

The winner is....

for Holli Winters' download of her ebook, the winner is KarenH in NC. Please email me at and let me know if you want pdf or html. Congrats!

Join Mo's Book Buzz announcements!

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Series and a giveaway....

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have some wonderful weekend plans. Today my subject is.....series. You know, the connecting stories authors write that seem to be the hot thing right now. While some can be read alone, sometimes you have to read all the books in a series to follow what is going on. It could be a series featuring three brothers or best friends, or a whole long series about a group of special security forces. Or even a clan of paranormal creatures, such as vampires, shapeshifters or special, made up types. We see a lot of connecting books out there. From Lora Leigh's Breeds series to Lori Foster's recent HQN series about three men who work together to stamp out human slavery. Tell us about your favorite author and series. You can enter once to win a copy of ENCHANTED NO MORE by Robin D. Owens (who, by the way, is coming to chat in the RRT chat room next Wednesday). Here is the blurb: Guilt-ridden by a mistake that cost her family their lives, half

Winner is....

The winner of ONE NIGHT SCANDAL is..... poster #4  Deborah R.!!! Congrats. Deborah, please email me at by August 4th.

Ramblings from Holli

Here’s some food for thought…. Recently on a board, I read a post from a male who went on to make disparaging comments about romance novels. It was pretty clear he had a preconceived idea of what a romance novel is and nothing could change his mind. He was shocked that librarians with college degrees confessed to reading those “formulaic Harlequin books.” I guess he thought librarians should only read classic novels and mainstream fiction. I started reading romance novels (mostly ::gasp:: Harlequins) at a young age because my mother voraciously read them. She was the first one I ever knew with a huge “to be read” pile. When she passed on, we sold her massive piles of books. And guess what? They were one of the hot sellers at the yard sale we had that year. Romance novels have been a mainstay of every single modern generation. Sure, novels like Harry Potter and Twilight grab the headlines, but it is romance that is here to stay for the future generations. As for the reading habi

Chat Wednesday night with....Vicki Lewis Thompson!!!

Come join Mo and the gang as author Vicki Lewis Thompson comes to the chat room on Wednesday, July 27th at 9:00 PM EST. It is sure to be a fun and rollicking time for all. Vicki will be discussing her upcoming release, COWBOYS LIKE US, which is part of the Harlequin Blaze ten year anniversary. There will be a prize given away and plenty of good time to go around for all. Go here to get into the chat room directly, then choose Mo's Book Buzz in the drop down box. You only need a chat name and no password is required. . We hope to see you there!

Book Giveaway: ONE NIGHT SCANDAL by Christie Kelley

A Night with a Marquess Born on the wrong side of the blanket, matchmaker Sophie Reynard understands the consequences of unbridled desire all too well. Despite the many highborn friends she has matched, falling in love with an aristocrat without a pedigree of her own would be an act of futility. But that doesn’t stop her from succumbing to one evening of anonymous passion… A Lifetime of Desire Nicholas Tenbury, Marquess of Ancroft, knows nothing of Sophie’s lineage. He knows only that the enchanting beauty captured his heart in one night and then fled, leaving no trace of her identity. But when he seeks answers from London’s finest matchmaker, he finds none other than the woman herself—stubbornly refusing to acknowledge the attraction they share! Now the enamored Marquess has no choice but to sway Sophie with seduction… ***** Interested? Then tell me about what books you are looking forward to in AUGUST? One entry per person, but you can post more than once. US and Canada

A Worthy Cause

If you haven't heard what blogger Limecello is doing, then I suggest you head over there and read her post: Click here A child should not starve because it has horrible consequences for any hope of a future. If you can help by donating a few dollars, you are helping the children of the world. We cannot let children suffer! 

PINCH ME by Adena Halpern

PINCH ME – Adena Halpern Touchstone ISBN: 978-1-4391-7114-1 July 2011 Contemporary Fiction Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Present Day All her life, Lily Burns has been told by her mother and grandmother that the women of the family are cursed and the men they fall in love with and marry are doomed to have something bad happen to them. So Lily has been advised by them to not fall in love and only marry someone “who is short, bald, fat, stupid, and treats you badly.” This hasn’t stopped Lily from falling in love with pediatrician Gogo Goldblatt, a man who has made her very happy, even if marriage isn’t on her mind. When Gogo proposes to her at the Eiffel Tower in France, all she can hear in her head is her family’s voices telling her not to accept. But Lily eventually ignores the inner voices and elopes with Gogo. On their wedding night, she can hardly believe her good fortune. Then she asks him to “pinch her” and her life magically and abruptly changes. Gogo is gone, with a new li

Harlequin Presents winner is.....

Custom Random Number pulled the number out and it belongs to...... JENNIE Congrats, Jennie. Please email me at with your mailing address.


SUMMER IN THE SOUTH - Cathy Holton Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-345-50601-6 June 2011 Women's Fiction Woodburn, Tennessee - Present Day Ava Dabrowski can’t believe her life has fallen apart. Her estranged mother, Clothide, passed away. An affair with her married boss turned her dream job into a nightmare. In desperation, Ava decides to make some major changes in her life. When old pal from college, Will Fraser, invites her to take the summer off and stay with his family in Woodburn, Tennessee, Ava accepts. She has always wanted to write a novel, and this is the perfect time. With that she turns in her resignation and heads south. Ava has never lived in a place very long. She grew up not knowing family, and Clothide was running from or looking for something or someone. Ava can’t help but feel overwhelmed by Will’s family. Will knows Ava is at loose ends right now, but she makes it clear that all she can offer him is her friendship. But that changes when she meets Jake, t

EMBRACED BY BLOOD by Laurie London

EMBRACED BY BLOOD – Laurie London A Sweetblood Novel – Book 2 HQN ISBN: 978-0-373-77586-6 June 2011 Paranormal Romance Seattle, Washington – Present Day Life isn’t easy for former double agent Alfonso Serrano. Hunted by a blood assassin for not only giving away Darkblood secrets to the good guys, but killing a very important Darkblood leader, Alfonso must remain ever vigilant and in the shadows. But when he hears news that Darkbloods are on the hunt for a Tracker, a vampire with an extraordinary sense of smell, Alfonso begins to worry about his former love, Lily. As the best Tracker in the Agency, Lily knows how to take care of herself. So when her former flame Alfonso steps back in the picture to guard her, she doesn’t feel anything but mad. Mad, and unable to deny the fact that he can still force her to feel such heavy emotions even after all these years. When Lily and Alfonso begin working together to stop the local Darkbloods from massacring humans, and to defeat Alfons


WAKING UP WITH THE DUKE – Lorraine Heath London’s Greatest Lovers , Book 3 Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-202245-5 July 2011 Historical Romance England, 1860 Three years ago, after a night of dissipation that ended in a curricle accident, the Marquess of Walfort lost all feeling and function from the waist down. With all the distress, his wife lost the baby they had barely started. Though she is all that a devoted wife should be, Walfort knows Jayne longs for a child. He comes up with a scheme that would give Jayne what she wants, that could give him an heir of his blood, and at the same time show the world he’s still a man. And there is one person who owes him…his cousin and best friend, the Duke of Ainsley. By playing on the guilt Ainsley suffers for driving that night, Walfort attempts to overcome Ainsley’s scruples. Walfort uses Jayne’s devotion to him and her strong desire for a baby to get her cooperation. Ainsley must secretly impregnate her. Ransom Seymour became the Duke

GIVE ME A TEXAS OUTLAW by Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, DeWanna Pace

GIVE ME A TEXAS OUTLAW – Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, DeWanna Pace Zebra ISBN: 978-1-4201-1173-6 July 2011 Historical Romance Anthology The Outlaw – Jodi Thomas The Texas Big Bend Country, 1852 A liar and a thief band together to thwart the nefarious plans of the liar’s uncle in a heartwarming romantic comedy of a tale. To add to the fun, the thief has uncles of his own who could easily be played by the Three Stooges. Trouble in Petticoats – Linda Broday South Texas, 1878 A hired gun is sent to rescue a rancher’s kidnapped daughter. Is this his chance to turn his life around? What about the girl’s brave older sister who insists on following him to help? This is an edgier tale than the last, but with an inspiring conclusion. TEXAS FLAME – Phyliss Miranda The Texas Panhandle, 1889 This time the outlaw is a woman and the hero a Texas Ranger. What made this banker’s daughter go on a bank robbing spree with a couple of low-life cohorts? An interesting twist

SKIN DIVE by Ava Gray

SKIN DIVE – Ava Gray Berkeley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-24214-8 July 2011 Contemporary Paranormal Romance Virginia and Detroit, Michigan – Present Day The Foundation is known for kidnapping people from their lives and turning them into guinea pigs. They are given drugs, kept in cells, and sometimes even go crazy from the tests they are put through. The Foundation is trying to give everyone a different kind of power. Right now Taye has lost all memory of his former life before his tests; his ability is to have electricity flow through his body and out his fingers. He can blow up things, electrocute people, and even make guns malfunction. Dr. Rowan is the man in charge of the experiments and drugging of everyone, and he has, for some unknown reason, let Taye spend an hour a day with another inmate, Gillie. Gillie has been at The Foundation for over twelve years, over half her life. Right now Gillie has a set of rooms she tries to pretend is an apartment. The only thing she know

HEAT WAVE by Nancy Thayer

HEAT WAVE – Nancy Thayer Ballantine Books (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-345-51831-6 June 2011 Women’s Fiction Nantucket Island, Massachusetts – Present Day Carley Winsted is on the verge of desolation. Her husband Gus was found dead on his office floor almost a year ago. Only thirty-seven, and he died of a heart attack. Carley is thirty-two, a widow with two children to support, and no money. Unknown to Carley, Gus made several bad investments, draining their savings and even his life insurance policy. At least Carley has a home to call her own. The house is hers free and clear. The guilt that goes with it isn't. Her house is the old family home of her mother-in-law, Annabel. It was deeded to Gus upon his marriage, and in turn, Gus left it to Carley. So now, Carley has done the unthinkable. She’s sold most of Gus’s belongings in a tag sale and started remodeling the house, turning extra space into guest bedrooms so she can open a bed and breakfast inn. Carley’s B &am

A PUG'S TALE by Alison Pace

A PUG’S TALE – Alison Pace Berkley Books ISBN: 978-0-425-24119-6 June 2011 Cozy Mystery New York, New York - Present Day Hope McNeill loves pugs. She has Max as her constant companion; he even accompanies her to work. Hidden in her Sherpa dog-carry bag, he travels incognito into the Metropolitan Museum of Art every day. Hope works in the Conservation Department of the museum, restoring and cleaning paintings and other works of art. She has grown to love Max in the months he’s been with her. Max actually belongs to her boyfriend, Ben, but Ben is out of the country volunteering his legal expertise in some far away place to help the underprivileged. Ben is supposed to return home soon and, maybe then, they can talk about where their relationship is heading. Meanwhile, Hope has Max for comfort. Daphne Markham is a wealthy philanthropist who is donating a huge sum of money to the museum, so tonight is Pug Night at the Met. Hope brings Max out of hiding and joins the party,

MY NAME IS MEMORY by Ann Brashares

MY NAME IS MEMORY – Ann Brashares Riverhead Books (Trade Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-59448-518-3 June 2011 Fiction Hopewood, Virginia and other Countries – 541 to 2009 Is there life after death? Reincarnation? Daniel Grey knows the answer. It is true, he has lived many lives before and he remembers each and every one of them. In his first life, he set fire to a home and killed a child, a little girl. She became Sophia later in another life, and his one true love, whom he met over and over again in the lives he was reborn into. Daniel has been looking for Sophia in each of his lives and in most of them, he has found her, but circumstances, and fate, found ways to keep them apart. Now, he has found her again. She is called Lucy, and Daniel vows not to let her get away from him. Lucy noticed Daniel first when she was in the eleventh grade, and later, at graduation, he tries to tell her who he thinks she is. He kisses her and she runs away, frightened. He speaks of other lives and cal

THE CREED LEGACY by Linda Lael Miller

THE CREED LEGACY - Linda Lael Miller The Creed Cowboys – Book 3 HQN July 2011 ISBN: 978-0-373-77600-9 Contemporary Romance Lonesome Bend, Colorado – Present Day Brody Creed is back on the family ranch, right under his twin brother’s nose, and causing trouble. Growing up, Brody and Conner pulled the usual twin-type stunts, but when Brody stole Conner’s girl they quit talking. Conner stays home on the ranch, doing what needs to be done, but Brody likes the excitement of new places, people, and things. Years back, he couldn’t think of anything worse than punching cattle and fixing fences, and it was the lure of the rodeo that drew him away. Brody has been gone too many years to count. And Conner doesn’t believe that he’ll stay this time, either. Herds of horses and cattle are arriving by the truckload at the Creed ranch, and Conner is angry at his brother. Sure, the property is half Brody’s, but Conner doesn’t believe that Brody means to do his half of the work. Conner believe

CAN'T HURRY LOVE by Christie Ridgway

CAN’T HURRY LOVE – Christie Ridgway Three Kisses, Book 3 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-24210-0 July 2011 Contemporary Romance Edenville, California – Present Day As the oldest sister, Guiliana “Jules” Baci is the one in charge of helping to bring their family winery back from the brink of failure. With a big gala weekend touted as a “renewal of marriage vows” just around the corner, the last thing they need are distractions. But with her apartment destroyed in a fire and her car totaled in a hit and run, Guiliana feels the gods are against her. It doesn’t help that her adversary and next door neighbor, Liam Bennett, is right there to offer his assistance. For the past year since she returned to run the Tanti Baca winery after her father’s death, Liam has been in her hair. Tormenting and tantalizing her. When they were young adults, Guiliana and Liam fell in love and spent one magical summer together in Tuscany, Italy. Unfortunately, something happened that splintered them


THE RELUCTANT VAMPIRE – Lynsay Sands An Argeneau Novel – Book 15 Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-189459-6 June 2011 Paranormal Romance Port Henry, Canada – Present Day Drina Argenis doesn’t report to the North American Immortal Council, but when the head of it—her uncle Lucian—asks her to help out for a few days, she sees no harm in it. In fact, it turns out to be a really useful trip, considering she finds her lifemate on day one. Her assignment is to babysit Stephanie, a young recently turned immortal, and keep her safe from Leonius, a rogue vampire out to get her. Drina could easily handle it alone, but she quickly enlists the help of her grudging new lifemate. Harper found his lifemate when he first moved to the small town of Port Henry, and it’s only been a year since her death during the turning process. Now fate has seen to it that he gets another mate, but Harper doesn’t think he deserves anyone, let alone someone as amazing as Drina. Luckily for the two older immortals, they h

Chat Wednesday night with....Lara Adrian!

Bestselling author Lara Adrian vists Mo's Book Buzz Wednesday night, July 20th starting at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. To enter the chat room, either click this link: Or go to and click on RRT Chat. Choose Mo's Book Buzz in the drop down box (you only need to enter your chat room name, not any password) Lara will be discussing her latest release DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT and there is a door prize to be given out (TBA). Learn more about Lara by visiting her website Click Here

Winner of the $10 gift card is.....

Our Books to Movies winner is..... CrystalGB Congrats! Please email me at

Win four Harlequin Presents!

That is right....FOUR of them. Here are the titles: The Italian's Bought Bride by Kate Hewitt The Twelve Nights of Christmas by Sarah Morgan Chosen by the Sheikh by Kim Lawrence and Lynn Raye Harris Sheihk Boss, Hot Desert Nights by Susan Stephens All you need to do to enter is post once and I'll put your name in the pot. I'll pick the winner on Thursday. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!

Wrapped in Seduction winner is....

Congrats to Elaing8!!! She wins the copy of Wrapped in Seduction! Please email me at by 7/26/11 to claim your book.

Books to Movies

Friday marks the release of the final Harry Potter film. I'll be honest and say I never got into HP, but I have a friend who is going to spend hours in line to get in for the Midnight showing. Tenacious. LOL Harry Potter is, of course, based upon the novels by JK Rowling. I'm sure she couldn't have even dreamed of the success she'd have when she sat down to write the first HP book. Can she do it again? Time will tell. I found this site that lists books made into movies: There also has been romance novels made into movies or made for television movies. Some good. Some bad. This topic got me to thinking... What book or series would you be interested in seeing made into a movie (or series of movies)? I know the Janet Evanovich novels are being made into one, so that is probably too easy for you to answer. ;-) Be creative. Surely you have a favorite book or series you want to see on the screen? Just fo

The Lori Foster giveaway winner is......

Congrats to JANE who said this: Jane said... Congrats to Lori and thanks for the giveaway. Please email me at with your mailing info by July 21st. Congrats!!!

Wrapped in Seduction book giveaway!

Feeling the heat from the summer? How about enjoying a little Christmas reading to get you in the mood for winter? WRAPPED IN SEDUCTION anthology featuring Lisa Renee Jones, Cathryn Fox and Jodi Lynn Copeland. Blurb: It's that time of year when nights are longer, passions run hotter, and for three sisters, naughty wishes come true... Three sisters. Three wishes. And one hot Christmas in this sizzling collection of novellas from today's most popular erotic authors... Holly's come home for the holidays, ready to enjoy a few cozy weeks of small-town life. But a fling with a local stranger heats up the nights. When she discovers the stranger's secret ties to her own family, he ends up Wrapped in Holly. The one man Rachel wants is strictly off limits, so she agrees to keep her distance-until he dresses up as old St. Nick and stirs a playful fantasy in Rachel. Maybe it's the black leather boots. Or the soft fur and red velvet. Whatever it is, she's Hot for

Chat Wednesday night with....Kathy Carmichael!

Author Kathy Carmichael joins Mo and the gang when she is the guest at Mo's Book Buzz. Chat is Wednesday night at 9:00 PM (EST) in the Romance Reviews Today chat room. Click here to go directly to the chat room Choose Mo's Book Buzz room in the drop down box. No password needed to enter, just a chat name. Learn more about Kathy Carmichael and her books. I can vouch that she is a fun lady to chat with. 


Lori Foster recently celebrated 15 years as a published author recently. A huge congratulations to her for this accomplishment! I count Lori as one of my 'auto buy' authors. If you haven't given her a chance, I suggest you do so today. If you haven't heard about the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, then take a peek at this video: I'm undecided which guy in the video I like the best. :D Are you interested in receiving all THREE copies of the books in the series? The RRT blog has received a generous offer from Lori's PR folks to give away the books Post away and you'll be entered once. (Note: US mailing addresses only. The winner will receive the books from the PR company ) BACK COVER COPY FOR ALL THREE MEN WHO WALK THE EDGE OF HONOR NOVELS: WHEN YOU DARE by Lori Foster THE TOUGHER THEY ARE, THE HARDER THEY FALL… Professional mercenary Dare Macintosh lives by one hard and fast rule: business should never be personal. If a c

This week....

Monday - Will post a three book giveaway of Lori Foster's latest books. One winner will win all three. Tuesday - Information on our chat guest this week during Mo's Book Buzz Wednesday - Something a little different. Tired of the heat? Then tune in. Thursday and Friday - Stay tuned.


THE SURRENDER OF LADY JANE - Marissa Day Berkley Heat ISBN: 978-0-425-24125-7 July 2011 Erotic Historical Paranormal Romance London, England - Regency Era For weeks, Lady Jane DeWitte has been visited every night in her dreams by a handsome and dashing man who loves her in ways she could never have imagined. The inheritance she received from her late husband’s estate went to pay off her father’s debts shortly before his death, and with no family and no money, Lady Jane’s prospects are limited. She was lucky enough to obtain a position as lady-in-waiting to Her Royal Highness Princess Victorie, the Duchess of Kent. Yet, as the Duchess is likely carrying the heir presumptive to the English throne, all eyes are upon her and her retinue, so Lady Jane’s actions must be above approach, and a tryst with a handsome man is exactly the type of thing she should avoid. Finding a way into Kensington House should be an easy mission for Sir Thomas Lynne, Captain of the mortal guard of the Q

COLD TOUCH by Leslie Parrish

COLD TOUCH – Leslie Parrish Extrasensory Agents, Book 2 Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-451-23300-4 July 2011 Paranormal Romance Savannah, Georgia – Present Day Olivia Wainwright has the extraordinary gift of being able to “live” through the final moments of someone dying. She literally “dies” with them. As one of the members of the eXtreme Investigations, she is hired to help people determine how their dearly departed loved one died. Olivia wasn’t born with the “gift” but it began after she literally died twelve years ago at the hands of her kidnapper. Miraculously, she was revived, though she soon discovered her uncanny ability. Although Olivia’s kidnapper was identified and killed, she can’t forget the little boy who was there with her during her ordeal. When a twelve year is found mummified in the wall of a bar, Olivia just knows it is that little boy. Detective Gabe Cooper is the head investigator of the little boy’s case. When Olivia approaches him and indicates she knows t

NIGHT VEIL by Yasmine Galenorn

NIGHT VEIL - Yasmine Galenorn An Indigo Court Novel, Book 2 Berkley ISBN: 978-0-425-24204-9 July 2011 Paranormal Romance New Forest, Washington - Present Day Winter has come to stay in the area surrounding New Forest, Washington, thanks to Myst, Queen of Winter, Mistress of Mayhem, and Queen of the Indigo Court. Centuries ago, the vampires tried to turn Myst, an Unseelie, but the result was a monster who went on to create the Vampiric Fae. Cicely Waters, upon her return to New Forest, banded together with some witches and the vampires to save the town from Myst, but things once again did not go as planned. Her aunt, Heather, along with her soul mate, Grieve, were captured by Myst, and Cicely is now indentured to the vampires, specifically the sadistic Lannan Altos. Cicely and Grieve are true soul mates, bound together through several lifetimes, and she had just begun to remember their previous incarnations when Grieve was lost to her. She literally feels his pain as he stru

BODYGUARDS IN BED by Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton, Elisabeth Naughton

BODYGUARDS IN BED - Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton, Elisabeth Naughton Brava ISBN: 978-0-7582-1033-3 June 2011 Contemporary Romance Anthology Being a bodyguard is a serious job, and in these stories, the bodyguards take a very hands-on approach to keeping their clients safe. Who’s Been Sleeping in My Brother’s Bed - Lucy Monroe Boston, Massachusetts and New York - Present Day While her apartment is undergoing repairs, Danusia Chernichenko decides to stay at her brother Roman’s apartment. Met at the door by Maxwell Baker, Danusia figures she’s found the perfect distraction from the problems in her life right now. Working on her thesis, Danusia’s found some irregularities that are a bit confusing, plus her apartment was broken into. She first met Max at her sister’s wedding and has been intrigued by this very hot co-worker of Roman’s, now she just has to persuade him to help her forget her troubles. Danusia has been self-sufficient since going across the country to attend college

DEED TO DEATH by D.B. Henson

DEED TO DEATH – D. B. Henson Touchstone ISBN: 978-1-4516-4960-4 July 2011 Fiction Nashville, Tennessee, Present Day Today should be Toni Matthews’s wedding day. Instead she is burying her fiancĂ©, Scott. Scott was a successful architect, his business was doing well, and they were happy. Not able to wrap her mind around what has happened, Toni can’t accept the fact that Scott jumped off a high rise building and committed suicide. Money was not an issue. Scott was worth more than twelve million dollars. The facts that are presented to her by the police just don’t ring true. Wanting to see where it happened, she goes to the job site and, as she rides up in the elevator, she finds Scott’s pen. Was he in the elevator? Silly as it sounds Toni knows Scott always had his pen with him. This small find plants the seed of doubt in her mind. Friends attempt to comfort Toni, but when she voices concern over Scott’s death, nobody will listen to her. Is she seeing shadows were there are none

COWBOY UP by Vicki Lewis Thompson

COWBOY UP – Vicki Lewis Thompson Sons of Chance, Book 5 Harlequin Blaze #624 ISBN: 978-0-373-79628-1 July 2011 Series Romance Last Chance Ranch – Present Day After watching her parents’ divorce years ago, the last thing Emily Sterling wants is to get involved with a cowboy. But visiting her father at the Last Chance Ranch where he works, she encounters sexy cowboy Clay Whitaker. When he takes his shirt off…oh, my! Clay is as charming as any cowboy should be, yet he treats her with a bit of reserve. After all, he’s close to Emily’s father, Emmett, and both Clay and Emily are aware that their getting into a sexual relationship is treading on dangerous waters. But the temptation is too much to resist… Clay thinks Emily is a spoiled, flighty woman who doesn’t want to work and instead sponges off her father’s generosity, and yet, he’s surprised at her hard work and the genuine love she has for her father. While working on a surprise birthday for her father, Clay and Emily are gi

ONE SUMMER by JoAnn Ross

ONE SUMMER - JoAnn Ross A Shelter Bay Novel , Book 2 Signet ISBN: 978-0-451-23400-1 July 2011 Contemporary Romance Shelter Bay, Oregon - The Present Former Marine photojournalist Gabriel St. James does a Marine buddy a favor and takes his wedding photos, the last thing Gabriel wants to do. Gabriel's war photography won him a Pulitzer Prize, and now he is touring the United States taking photographs for another book. Still suffering from nightmares caused by PTSD, he has no family except the fellow Marines in his unit for whom he will do anything…thus the wedding photography. He doesn't believe in romantic love, nor does he want it, yet he sees this emotion in Cole’s and his bride's faces. His job is interrupted by a woman who comments on his work. She leaves a lasting impression, but self-contained Gabriel doesn't follow up until on his way out of town when he sees a dog thrown from a van. The woman said she was a vet; the dog needs help, and he needs a place t


CAUGHT IN THE BILIONAIRE’S EMBRACE – Elizabeth Bevarly Harlequin Desire #2093 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-73108-4 July 2011 Series Romance Chicago, Illinois - Present Day It’s Della Hannan’s thirtieth birthday, and she’s giving herself the kind of day she always dreamed of. She’s eating dinner at Palumbo’s, an expensive five star restaurant. She’s rented a red Carolina Herrera gown, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Bulgari earrings and pendant, and a black silk Valentino opera coat. She has tickets for a box seat at the opera, and she is going for champagne afterward; truly a birthday fit for a queen, except she’s alone, as always. While eating dinner, the hunkiest piece of male eye candy walks by and sits down close to her. The man looks up and something clicks between them, and he asks her what she would suggest for dinner. Surely a casual conversation. Then as she is taking her seat at the opera, who is sitting several chairs down from her but the mysterious man. Discussing La Boheme seems


THE TYCOON’S TEMPORARY BABY – Emily McKay Billionaires and Babies Series Harlequin Desire #2097 ISBN: 978-0-373-73110-7 July 2011 Series Romance Palo Alto, California – Present Day With an important business deal needing to be finalized, billionaire Jonathon Bagdon really needs his personal assistant back to work. Due to a family emergency, Wendy Leland has been out of the office. Now she returns…with a baby in tow. After the untimely death of her cousin Bitsy, Wendy was named the guardian of her baby, Peyton. Her family isn’t happy with the news, as they feel she is not fit to be a stand-in mother, so Wendy has decided to move back to Texas for the custody battle. But Jonathon has a better idea: he’ll marry Wendy and provide an instant family for her and Peyton. Wendy has secretly had a crush on her boss, but marry him? Granted, marriage to a wealthy man who is a steady rock in the business community will win her brownie points with a judge, but isn’t Jonathon going a litt


FALLING FOR THE PRINCESS - Sandra Hyatt Harlequin Desire #2100 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-73113-8 July 2011 Contemporary Series Romance San Phillippe, Europe - the Present Her father is pressuring Princess Rebecca Marconi to get married, as he is her siblings. She doesn't want an arranged marriage, so to give herself time, she escapes to a worldwide trip. In New Zealand, she finds Chicago businessman Logan Buchanan has tracked her down. He wants access to San Phillippe royals for his business, and has a solution for both of their problems: an engagement of convenience. Cool and aloof, Rebecca rejects Logan's proposal and runs away again. Although devastatingly attractive, Logan is not the type of man she can marry. Then while on a call to her father, she learns he has planned a ball for her and her unmarried brother. All the most eligible bachelors in Europe have been invited. Rebecca calls Logan. This starts a dating game that gives them both what they want, the princess f


THE SECRET MISTRESS – Mary Balogh Delacorte Press (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-385-34331-2 July 2011 Historical Romance Regency England Lady Angeline Dudley was brought up in lonely luxury mainly by a series of starchy governesses. It’s a wonder they were unable to completely squelch her ebullient personality. Now at nineteen, she is finally to make her first trip to London for her come-out. She is so eager for her brother and guardian, the Duke of Tresham, to arrive at the inn where they are to meet, that she casts aside strict propriety to peer out the window of the inn’s public room to watch for him. She’s not as alone as she believes. Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, is present. Now, Edward is cut from a different cloth from his late, rakish brother whose fatal curricle accident raised Edward to earl. Edward is conscientious—some say serious to a fault—and determined to be the best peer he can be; he’s on his way to take his place in the House of Lords. That is not to s