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BOOK CATALOGUE – APRIL 2016 Bestselling authors Robyn Carr (What We Find) and J.R. Ward (The Beast) and New Zealand author Julie Thomas (Rachel’s Legacy) have released new trade paperbacks. This month’s releases also include Sabrina Jeffries’ The Study of Seduction and Julia Quinn’s Because of Miss Bridgerton for historical romance readers and Emily March’s Reunion Pass and Jill Shalvis’s Nobody But You for contemporary romance readers. Enjoy your reading! Top Books This Month Books Available Soon Jo Beverley The Viscount Needs a Wife Mary Balogh Only Beloved Robyn Carr What We Find* Maya Banks Dominated* Sabrina Jeffries The Study of Seduction Christine Feehan Fire Bound Shelly Laurenston The Undoing* Charlaine Harris Night Shift* Kylie Logan And Then There Were Nuns Lorraine Heath The Earl Takes All Emily March Reunion Pass Sherrilyn Kenyon Invision* Julia Quinn Because of Miss Bridgerton Stephanie Laurens A Buccaneer at Heart Jill Shalvis Nobody But You Susan Mallery Best of My Love Julie Thomas Rachel’s Legacy Amanda Quick ‘Til Death Do Us Part* J.R. Ward The Beast* Nora Roberts The Obsession* # Paperback Release * Hardcover/TPB & Anthology Please contact us if you would like to reserve a book Title: What We Find Author: Robyn Carr

Title: The Study of Seduction Author: Sabrina Jeffries

Classification: Contemporary

Classification: Historical

Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $34 Annotation: Sullivan’s Crossing Series. Between the urban bustle of Denver and a stressful career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency highrisk procedure results in the death

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $20 Annotation: Sinful Suitors Series. When Edwin Barlow, the Earl of Blakeborough, agrees to help his best friend’s ward, Lady Clarissa Lindsey, he knows he’s in for trouble. Clarissa has no intention of

of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. She knows she needs to slow down before she burns out, and the best place to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing … where she meets Cal Jones … Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon.

marrying anyone – certainly not the powerful French diplomat stalking her. But she accepts Edwin’s gallant offer of a marriage between friends in hopes that it will deter her stalker. Their increasingly tempestuous kisses are more than she bargained for. When her stalker’s vow to expose the lovers’ deepest secrets threatens to destroy their blossoming attraction, will Edwin lose all that’s important to him to protect his bride?

Title: Because of Miss Bridgerton Author: Julia Quinn

Title: The Beast Author: J.R. Ward

Classification: Historical

Classification: Fantasy & Paranormal

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $16 Annotation: Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families are neighbors and, as a child, Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband ... someday … There is only one Rokesby Billie cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the heir to the earldom, but she’s certain he detests her, and she can’t stand the sight of him, either. But when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can’t abide is the one person they can’t live without.

Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $34 Annotation: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. For Rhage, life is supposed to be perfect – or at least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand – or control – the panic and insecurity that plague him … This terrifies him – and distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities – and the answer rocks his world ... and Mary’s. But Mary is also on a journey – one that will either bring them closer – or cause a split that neither will recover from.

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The Witness by Sandra Brown (Paperback Reissue – $20). Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down help. But she doesn’t dare reveal her true identity to the authorities. Instead, she plans her immediate escape. Her perilous flight begins … The best public defender in Prosper, South Carolina, Kendall had stumbled upon the town’s chilling secret, turning her marriage to one of the town’s most powerful men into a living hell. Now Kendall is a terrified mother trying to save her child’s life ... a reluctant witness who knows too much ... and a woman surrounded by forces that will stop at nothing to protect what is theirs. Ever After by Jude Deveraux (Paperback Release – $20). Nantucket Brides Trilogy. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything – even her love life – for her beautiful stepsister, Shelly. One fateful day, Hallie makes two startling discoveries: not only has a mysterious relative left her a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Fleeing to Nantucket, Hallie finds her guest room occupied by wealthy James Taggert who has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn. His attentions draw her out of her shell – but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. On the gorgeous island, magic is everywhere. As Jamie’s relatives arrive for a wedding gala, the aura of romance – enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colourful island legend – lead Jamie and Hallie towards a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after. All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan (Paperback – $16). Devil’s Rock Series. Some men come with built-in warning labels. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep-blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’ most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way … Knox feels it, too – a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life to protect Briar’s. Paroled at last, he tries to resist her. She’s too innocent, too sweet, and she has no idea what Knox is capable of. But a single touch can lead to a kiss – and a taste ... until the only crime is denying what feels so right ... A Billionaire After Dark by Katie Lane (Paperback – $20). Overnight Billionaires Series. It’s an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee – and tempts every woman to buy the company’s lingerie. But beneath Nash’s raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control … a side that may be exposed by one lovely – and unexpectedly adventurous – woman … Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash’s dirty little secret, she thinks she’s found it. But Eden doesn’t count on Nash turning the tables on her – or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont. Reunion Pass by Emily March (Paperback – $20). Eternity Springs Series. Six years ago, Chase Timberlake bought an engagement ring for his high school sweetheart Lori Reese. Then … life happened. Chase’s adventure photography career took off, Lori’s

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dream of getting into veterinary school came true, and their happily ever after never came to pass … When Chase’s jet-setting life takes a tragic turn, he returns to Eternity Springs a damaged man. Who better to help mend his spirit than the woman who has dedicated her life to healing broken wings? Long summer days spent together rekindles the love that never died and Chase dares to dream of a future he’d thought lost. But Lori can’t help but wonder whether this high-flying man really wants a small-town girl with roots sunk deep into the Colorado Rockies. Can she and Chase turn back the hands of time and pick up where they left off and give forever a chance? Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (Paperback – $20). Cedar Ridge Series. After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock … Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-formyself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease – and tempt – him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground … until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.

Crime & Mystery & Thriller Make Me by Lee Child (Paperback Release – $25). Jack Reacher Series. Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother’s Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat ... but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people … Reacher’s one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet, and right into the nightmare heart of darkness. Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton (Paperback Release – $22). Lizzy and Diesel Series. Lizzy Tucker is happy to work quietly at Dazzle’s Bakery, preparing delicious treats for the locals. But her partner Diesel is all about the hunt. Right now he’s tracking down a famous pirate’s treasure, hidden somewhere along the coast of New England. This bounty contains much, much more than gold and jewels: it’s also the hiding place of the powerful Stone of Avarice. Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the Stone. Some greed-driven seekers are willing to kill for it, or even make a deal with the devil. And one of those dangerous seekers looks a lot like Diesel’s deceptively charming cousin, Wulf – who also happens to desire Lizzy herself ... Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates (Paperback – $20). Lighthouse Library Mystery Series. After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast. The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal – but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation

3 Crime & Mystery & Thriller continued and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six the deceased. And this time, she has a sinking feeling that finding the real killer won’t be so easy … Why Mermaids Sing by C.S. Harris (Paperback – $20). Sebastian St. Cyr Series. In 1811, murder has jarred London’s elite. The sons of prominent families have been found at dawn in public places, their bodies mutilated and strange objects stuffed into their mouths. Although Sebastian St. Cyr is distracted by his seemingly doomed relationship with actress Kat Boleyn, the oddness of these murders nags at him – and he becomes determined to track down the assassin, even at the risk of his own life. Murder Past Due by Miranda James (Paperback – $20). Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series. Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris – and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turnedfamous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest. But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists – permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town’s past to find a killer. And Then There Were Nuns by Kylie Logan (Paperback – $20). League of Literary Ladies Series. B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water’s Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water’s edge murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies Chandra, Kate, and Luella start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, “And Then There Were None.” Since Bea has the trust of the sisters, the local chief of police asks her and the other Literary Ladies to interview each of them. Expecting a confession may be asking for a miracle, but Bea hopes she can at least find the killer before another nun gets crossed off the guest list. Between a Book and a Hard Place by Denise Swanson (Paperback – $20). Devereaux Dime Store Mystery Series. Shadow Bend’s library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Fiveand-dime store owner Dev Sinclair, is thrilled. But Dev’s excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette’s latest husband, Jett Benedict … Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett’s intentions aren’t as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they’re really up to, Jett turns up dead and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect … Even though Dev has no loyalty to Yvette, she’s in a bind. Setting the record straight could prove her mother is a killer. But doing nothing might get her mother booked for a crime she didn’t commit.

Fantasy & Paranormal Romance White Tiger by Jennifer Ashley (Paperback – $20). Shifters Unbound Series. For twenty years, Kendrick, a white tiger Shifter, has been the Guardian of unCollared Shifters who spend their lives living in secret – and in fear of being shunted into Shiftertowns. When Kendrick’s group is discovered and forced to flee, Kendrick is more desperate than ever to protect them … In a diner in the middle of nowhere, lonely waitress Addison Price has seen a lot of unusual drifters come and go, but none has ever captivated – and intimidated

Fantasy & Paranormal Romance continued – her like the imposing fugitive who wields a broadsword with incredible skill. But when he risks all to protect her, Addison’s fear turns to empathy – and empathy to desire as she learns more about her savior. Soon she’s more than willing to help the crushingly sensual white tiger and his cubs in a passionate bid for freedom. Whatever the cost. The Return of the Witch by Paula Brackston (Hardcover – Available by Order – $44). Shadow Chronicles. After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world learning from all manner of witches, and she is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was. However, her skills are no match for Gideon’s dark, vengeful power, and he succeeds in capturing her. Will Elizabeth be able to find her? Will they be able to defeat their nemesis once and for all? In a breathless journey that takes them through history to the 17th and 19th centuries, witch pursues warlock. Three people steeped in magic weave a new story, but not all will survive until the end. Smoke and Fire by Donna Grant (Paperback – $20). Dark Kings Series. A dragon shapeshifter and a computer mastermind, Ryder is sent to guard Glasgow after a devastating Dark attack. But when memories of an explosive affair come back to him in the flesh, Ryder cannot help but want to protect the woman who haunts his dreams. Even if means shifting into the dragon he was never supposed to reveal ... Kinsey could never get enough of Ryder. His every touch left her wanting more. But now that she’s seen him in his true form, Kinsey’s world is rocked to the core. She knows that to stay and feel alive, she must be with Ryder. But is passion worth the risk of danger that comes with being a part of Ryder’s dark fierce world? Day Shift by Charlaine Harris (Paperback Release – $25). Midnight, Texas Series. Welcome to Midnight, Texas. It’s a quiet little town, perched at the junction between Davy Road and Witch Light Road, and it’s easy to miss. With its boarded-up windows, single traffic light and sleepy air, there’s nothing special about Midnight ...which is exactly how the residents like it. So when the news comes that a new owner plans to renovate the run-down, abandoned old hotel in town, it’s not met with pleasure. Who would want to come to Midnight, with its handful of shops, the Home Cookin diner, and quiet residents – and why? But there are bigger problems in the air. When Manfred Bernado, the newest resident in town, is swept up in a deadly investigation suddenly the hotel and its residents are the least of the towns concern. The police, lawyers and journalists are all headed to Midnight, and it’s the worst possible moment ... Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter (Paperback – $20). Jane Yellowrock Series. Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story ... Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her door. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep … A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit ... undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it’s up to Jane to find out who

4 Fantasy & Paranormal Romance continued kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war. Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Paperback Release – $22). Dark-Hunter Series. Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, it’s hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a fifty foot wingspan. Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded.But Fate is a bitch, with a wicked sense of humor. And when she throws old enemies together and threatens the wife he thought had died centuries ago, he comes back with a vengeance. Modern day New Orleans has become a battleground for the oldest of evils. And two dragons will hold the line, or go down in flames. The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston (Paperback Release – $20). Call of Crows Series. Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die. In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life – but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, partyhearty women. With wings. So not the Marines. But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty ... and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble. The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston (Trade Paperback – $30). Call of Crows Series. No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life, considering that her husband killed her. But that was then. Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows … But things are turning very bad very quickly for the Crows. A vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind: ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors – a Viking clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see. Dragon Soul by Katie MacAlister (Paperback – $20). Dragon Fall Series. Sophea Long knows that escorting her octogenarian client to Europe will be an adventure. Mrs. P has a habit of stealing anything shiny, and the former “hoochikoo dancer” is a lot faster than she looks. But Sophea doesn’t count on Mrs. P leading her right into the arms of a smoldering, dark-haired stranger who kisses like a dream. If only he’d give up all this nonsense about Sophea being some kind of dragon.... There’s a reason Rowan Dakar is known as the Dragon Breaker. The last thing he needs is to fall for a woman who literally sets him aflame every time they kiss. After all, he has a mission – one that will finally free him of dragonkin for good. He can’t afford to be distracted by the funniest, most desirable woman he’s ever set eyes on. But no prophecy in the world can ever stop true love.

Historical & Regency Romance The Viscount Needs a Wife by Jo Beverley (Paperback – $20). Company of Rogues Series. Since being widowed two years ago, Kitty Cateril has been trapped in her late husband’s home, where she is expected to mourn forever. Desperate to escape, Kitty will consider any

Historical & Regency Romance continued option – even a hasty marriage to a stranger with no intention of abandoning his bachelor ways … London life suits Beau Braydon, especially his work keeping Britain safe. So when he inherits the title of Viscount Dauntry, he has no intention of resettling on a rural estate. He can’t resist the opportunity to marry a sensible widow who can manage Beauchamp Abbey for him – until he realizes Kitty is more than he bargained for ... Before Kitty and Dauntry can adjust to each other, a threat to the royal family takes them to London. Soon someone is determined to prevent Dauntry from exposing the villain, and secrets in Kitty’s past threaten their growing love ... Good Dukes Wear Black by Manda Collins (Paperback – $20). Lords of Anarchy Series. A writer for the Ladies Gazette, Miss Ophelia Dauntry’s passion is her pen. So when she sees a fellow writer kidnapped before her eyes – and the trail of evidence leads to the Lords of Anarchy – Ophelia vows to find her friend and take down the notorious London driving club in her column. But before she can argue her case, she needs the inside scoop from its newest leader: Piers Hamilton, the Duke of Trent … Headstrong, handsome Trent joined the Lords of Anarchy after a decade in the British Army. He’s made it his business to tame the misbehavior within the driving club – and the infuriatingly attractive Ophelia is only getting in his way. The deeper she digs into the case, the more she puts her own life at risk. Can Trent convince Ophelia to trust him to seek justice ... and find protection, and passion, in his arms? Wedding Night with the Earl by Amelia Grey (Paperback – $20). Heir’s Club Series. Adam, the Seventh Earl of Greyhawke, refuses to ruin another woman. Heartbroken after his wife dies in childbirth, Adam vows never to be the inadvertent cause for a woman’s death again. But when he meets the beautiful Lady Katherine Wright, his resolution proves a to be much more difficult to uphold. Especially after he makes her his bride ... Lady Katherine never believed a man would love her for more than her dowry, until the devastatingly handsome Earl of Greyhawke proves to her with his words and slow-burning passion that he is the husband she has long been waiting for. But when the delights of marriage are slow to come, Katherine must come out of her shell and seduce her husband, again and again. You Can’t Always Get the Marquess You Want by Alexandra Hawkins (Paperback – $20). Masters of Seduction Series. They call him Chance, though in truth the Marquess of Fairlamb feels bitterly cursed: A longago family feud is standing in the way of his heart’s desire. Lady Tempest is the daughter of his father’s sworn enemy, the Marquess of Norgrave. She is beautiful, innocent, and utterly untouchable. But some seductions are just too good to resist ... Tempest is a woman of her own mind – and a true romantic who will overcome every obstacle to be with the man of her dreams. But the odds are against the handsome, wickedly charming Chance if he intends to win Tempest as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family – or risk everything he has for the woman he yearns for? Six Degrees of Scandal by Caroline Linden (Paperback – $16). Scandalous Series. Olivia Townsend is in trouble and out of options. Pursued by a dangerous man in search of a lost treasure she doesn’t possess, she’s got only two things in her favor: her late husband’s diary – which she was never meant to see – and the man who was her first and only love. Losing him broke her heart, though she’s been careful to hide it for the last ten years. But when he comes to her aid and vows to stand

5 Historical & Regency Romance continued by her, no matter what, she can’t help but hope that things will be different for them this time. James Weston has blamed himself for letting Olivia down when she needed him years ago, and now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and to win her trust again. He’s confident that he can outwit the villain chasing Olivia. But being so near her again threatens to expose every secret in his heart … even those that he swore would stay hidden forever. A Scandalous Proposal by Kasey Michaels (Paperback – $20). Little Season Series. Who would have thought a man could tire of being fawned over and flirted with? Ever since Cooper Townsend returned from France as a hero with a new title, he has been relentlessly pursued by every marriageable miss in London. Perhaps that’s why the unconventional Miss Daniella Foster is so appealing. She doesn’t simper or flatter. She only wants him to help unmask her sister’s blackmailer, and Coop has never been so intrigued ... Let every other woman in London fight over His Lordship’s romantic attentions. Marriage is the last thing on Dany’s mind ... at least until she samples his illicit kisses. Now, as a mutual enemy races to ruin Coop’s reputation and Dany’s family name, an engagement of convenience will spark an unlikely passion that might save them both. Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick (Paperback Release – $20). The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest young women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes … Bent on justice, Ursula hatches a plan: take Anne’s place as stenographer to the reclusive poet Valerie, Lady Fulbrook. There are dark rumors about Lord Fulbrook, and his gloomy mansion in Mapstone Square seems the logical starting point for an undercover investigation … Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. But if this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the darker side of polite society and a den of iniquity called the Olympus Club. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well. Three Weeks to Wed by Ella Quinn (Paperback – $12). Worthingtons Series. Lady Grace Carpenter is ready to seize the day – or rather, the night – with the most compelling man she’s ever known. Marriage would mean losing guardianship of her beloved siblings, and surely no sane gentleman will take on seven children not his own. But if she can have one anonymous tryst with Mattheus, Earl of Worthington, Grace will be content to live out the rest of her life as a spinster … Matt had almost given up hope of finding a wife who could engage his mind as well as his body. And now this sensual, intelligent woman is offering herself to him. What could be more perfect? Except that after one wanton night, the mysterious Grace refuses to have anything to do with him. Amid the distractions of the Season he must convince her, one delicious encounter at a time, that no obstacle – or family – is too much for a man who’s discovered his heart’s desire. Fortune Favors the Wicked by Theresa Romain (Paperback – $20). Royal Reward Duo Series. As a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Benedict Frost had the respect of every man on board and the adoration of the women in every port. When injury ends his naval career, the silver-tongued libertine can hardly stomach the

Historical & Regency Romance continued boredom. Not after everything – and everyone – he’s experienced. Good thing a new adventure has just fallen into his lap … When courtesan Charlotte Perry learns that the Royal Mint is offering a reward for finding a cache of stolen gold coins, she seizes the chance to build a new life for herself. As the treasure hunt begins, she realizes that her tenacity is matched only by Benedict’s, and that sometimes adversaries can make the best allies. But when the search for treasure becomes a discovery of pleasure, they’ll be forced to decide if they can sacrifice the lives they’ve always dreamed of for a love they’ve never known. Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas (Paperback – $20). Fallen Ladies Series. Gently bred Emma Chadwick always assumed she’d live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father’s death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London’s most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative no one discovers Emma’s shameful secret or her reputation – and her life – will be ruined … But Roderick Bentley, the hell’s sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that in order to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game ... and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace.

Hot Romance Unexpected Rush by Jaci Burton (Trade Paperback – $25). Play-By-Play Series. For Barrett Cassidy, playing defense for the Tampa Hawks is a dream come true. And now he may have discovered his dream woman … Harmony Evans, once the sweet, gawky teenage sister of his best friend and teammate has grown into a smart, gorgeous woman with moves he finds hard to resist. But he knows he can’t get involved with his best friend’s sister – it’s guy code … Harmony has always gone after what she wants with single-minded determination, from her independence to her education to her career in interior design. She never expected her youthful crush on Barrett to develop into something deeper. And she’s not about to let some ridiculous man rules or her brother stand in her way … When the chemistry is this combustible, lines tend to get crossed. And when Barrett and Harmony’s secret gets out, it just might be game over.

Mainstream & Chick Lit Rachel’s Legacy by Julie Thomas NZ Author (Trade Paperback – $34). Horowitz Family Series. The much anticipated sequel to The Keeper Of Secrets and the next episode in the dramatic fortunes of the Horowitz family, set in Australia, Europe and America, from World War II to the present … When Dr Kobi Voight is given a set of old letters by his mother he has no inkling that they will lead him around the world and deep into the tragic past of his family … Within the letters – written in Hebrew and filled with delicate illustrations – lie the reflections of a young Jewish woman, forced to give up her baby daughter while fighting with the Resistance in Berlin. Who is the author, known only as ‘Ruby’, and what became of her child? And how does a priceless work of art, stolen by the Nazis, form part of the unfolding mystery? … As he explores Berlin and visits its war memorials and museums, an astonished Kobi begins to realise he is part of the story, too. From the Holocaust to the present day, across continents and oceans, Kobi’s journey will ultimately lead him to the truth about his family’s past – and his own identity.


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Summary of This Month’s Books Author Title Classification Price Jennifer Ashley White Tiger Fantasy & Paranormal $20 Jo Beverley The Viscount Needs a Wife Historical $20 Paula Brackston The Return of the Witch* Fantasy & Paranormal $44 Sandra Brown The Witness# Contemporary/Suspense $20 Jaci Burton Unexpected Rush* Hot $25 Robyn Carr What We Find* Contemporary $34 Lee Child Make Me# Crime/Mystery/Thriller $25 Manda Collins Good Dukes Wear Black Historical $20 Jude Deveraux Ever After# Contemporary $20 Janet Evanovich etc Wicked Charms# Crime/Mystery/Thriller $22 Eva Gates Reading Up a Storm Crime/Mystery/Thriller $20 Donna Grant Smoke and Fire Fantasy & Paranormal $20 Amelia Grey Wedding Night with the Earl Historical $20 C.S. Harris Why Mermaids Sing Crime/Mystery/Thriller $20 Charlaine Harris Day Shift# Fantasy & Paranormal $25 Alexandra Hawkins You Can’t Always Get the Marquess You Want Historical $20 Faith Hunter Shadow Rites Fantasy & Paranormal $20 Miranda James Murder Past Due Crime/Mystery/Thriller $20 Sabrina Jeffries The Study of Seduction Historical $20 Sophie Jordan All Chained Up Contemporary/Suspense $16 Sherrilyn Kenyon Dragonbane# Fantasy & Paranormal $22 Katie Lane A Billionaire After Dark Contemporary $20 Shelly Laurenston The Unleashing# Fantasy & Paranormal $20 Shelly Laurenston The Undoing* Fantasy & Paranormal $30 Caroline Linden Six Degrees of Scandal Historical $16 Kylie Logan And Then There Were Nuns Crime/Mystery/Thriller $20 Katie MacAlister Dragon Soul Fantasy & Paranormal $20 Emily March Reunion Pass Contemporary $20 Kasey Michaels A Scandalous Proposal Historical $20 Amanda Quick Garden of Lies# Historical $20 Ella Quinn Three Weeks to Wed Historical $12 Julia Quinn Because of Miss Bridgerton Historical $16 Theresa Romain Fortune Favors the Wicked Historical $20 Amy Sandas Luck is No Lady Historical $20 Jill Shalvis Nobody But You Contemporary $20 Denise Swanson Between a Book and a Hard Place Crime/Mystery/Thriller $20 Julie Thomas Rachel’s Legacy Mainstream $34 J.R. Ward The Beast* Fantasy & Paranormal $34 # Paperback Release * Hardcover/TPB & Anthology Please contact us if you would like to reserve a book

Please Like us at www.facebook.com/ChapterBookAndTeaShop and Love us at www.localist.co.nz/l/chapterbookteashop Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ) Short Story Contest The Chapter Book & Tea Shop is sponsoring the RWNZ Short Story Contest again. Details can be found on www.romancewriters.co.nz/contests. To enter, you must be a RWNZ member and submit a previously unpublished short story of less than 1,800 words between 1–30 Apr. The entries will be judged by Gaynor Davies, Fiction Editor, English Womens Weekly. Chapter is providing $500 worth of gift vouchers as prizes for the top three entries. Save the Date: 12-14 Aug 2016

Romance Writers of New Zealand Conference (see www.romancewriters.co.nz for details)