BOOK CATALOGUE – AUGUST 2017 Love is in the air! It’s time for the Romance Writers’ annual conference – which will be held in Rotorua – this month. It’s also a great month for readers with eagerly anticipated new titles including Ilona Andrews’ Wildfire, Lori Foster’s Worth the Wait*, Lorelei James’ When I Need You, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dragonsworn*, Stephanie Laurens’ The Greatest Challenge of Them All* and J.R. Ward’s Devil’s Cut*. Enjoy! Top Books This Month Books Available Soon Ilona Andrews Wildfire G.A. Aiken Bring the Heat Grace Burrowes Too Scot to Handle Sandra Brown Seeing Red* Candace Camp A Momentary Marriage Robyn Carr The Summer That Made Us* Karen Chance Ride the Storm Tessa Dare Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke Janet Evanovich Dangerous Minds* Christine Feehan Dark Legacy* Lori Foster Worth the Wait* Charlaine Harris All the Little Liars# Lorelei James When I Need You Susan Mallery You Say It First Sherrilyn Kenyon Dragonsworn* Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies# Stephanie Laurens Greatest Challenge of Them All* Mary Jo Putney Once a Rebel J.R. Ward Devil’s Cut* J.D. Robb Secrets in Death* # Paperback Release * Hardcover/Trade Paperback/Print-On-Demand & Anthology Title: Wildfire Author: Ilona Andrews
Title: Dragonsworn Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Classification: Fantasy & Paranormal
Classification: Fantasy & Paranormal
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $17 Annotation: Hidden Legacy Series. Nevada Baylor can’t decide which is more frustrating – harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor “Mad” Rogan and their evolving relationship. The Prime is
Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $32 (RRP $37.99) Annotation: Dark-Hunter Series. Medea was born the granddaughter of Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he cursed to die. When Apollo sends a plague to destroy what remains of her people,
helping her navigate the magical world in which she’s become a crucial player – but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancee, whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing thin … Rogan faces his own challenges, too, as Nevada’s magical rank has made her a desirable match for other Primes. Controlling his immense powers is child’s play next to controlling his emotions. And now he and Nevada are confronted by a threat within her family.
she refuses to stand by. She knows of a secret weapon that can stop the ancient god and his army of demons. However, the device is in the hands of the cursed dragon Falcyn who wants nothing to do with humanity, the gods or her. But Apollo makes a move that backfires, and he forces Falcyn into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs, or she’s unleashed Armageddon if she can’t find some way to control the dragon.
Title: Greatest Challenge of Them All Author: Stephanie Laurens
Title: Devil’s Cut Author: J.R. Ward
Book Type: Print-On-Demand Price: $36 Annotation: Devil’s Brood Series. Lord Drake Varisey, Marquess of Winchelsea, eldest son and heir of the Duke of Wolverstone, must foil a plot that threatens to shake the foundations of the realm, but the last lady he needs assisting him is Lady Louisa Cynster, known as Lady Wild … For the past nine years, Louisa has suspected that Drake might be the ideal husband for her, even though he’s assiduous in avoiding her. But she’s now 27, and enough is enough. She believes propinquity will reveal what it is that lies between them, and what better opportunity to work closely with Drake than this latest mission, with which he needs her help?
Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $30 (RRP $34.99) Annotation: Bourbon Kings Series. When Edward Baldwine is arrested for his father’s murder, the family is thrown into disarray. Tensions at Easterly, the family estate, are high, the family’s bourbon business is hanging on by a thread and Miss Aurora, head of Easterly’s kitchen and surrogate mother of the Baldwine children, is in the ICU. Lane Baldwine, the younger sibling, takes control of the Bradford Bourbon Company with Lizzie, head of staff at Easterly, by his side. When a shocking family secret is revealed, Lane begins to uncover the truth about their father’s death and makes a discovery that could irrevocably alter the family’s fate.
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Poisonous by Allison Brennan (Paperback Release – $17). Max Revere Series. Teen-aged Internet bully Ivy Lake fell off a cliff and few people cared ... except her mentally-challenged eighteen-year-old step-brother, Tommy. He loved her in spite of her cruelty. He’s distraught and doesn’t understand why his blended family is falling apart. After a year, the police still have no answers: Ivy could have jumped, could have been pushed, or it could have been an accident. With too many suspects and not enough evidence, the investigation has grown cold … Tommy thinks that if someone can figure out what happened to his stepsister, everything will go back to normal, so he writes to investigative reporter Maxine Revere. This isn’t the type of case Max normally takes on, but the heartbreak and simple honesty in Tommy’s letter pulls her in. She travels to Corte Madera, California, with her assistant David Kane and is at first pleased that the police are cooperative. But the more Max learns about Tommy and his dysfunctional family, the more she thinks she’s taken on an impossible task: this may be the one case she can’t solve … If Ivy was murdered, it was exceptionally well-planned and that kind of killer could be hiding in plain sight ... planning the next act of violence. Max believes the truth is always better than lies, that the truth is the only thing that matters to gain justice for victims and their families. But for the first time, she wonders if this time, the truth will kill. The Sting by Sandra Brown (Paperback Release – $17). When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is ... and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her … As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits – and each other – to stay alive … Miles away from civilization, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers – and for each other – this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last. Worth the Wait by Lori Foster (Trade Paperback – $29). Guthrie Brothers Series. Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the “barbecue master” at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads … until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses … and see just how sweet small-town living – and loving – can be … Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff’s badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there’s more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the
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eye – but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there’s something about the elusive beauty Nathan can’t walk away from – and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for. Say No More by Liliana Hart (Paperback – $17). Gravediggers Series. Dante Malcolm is a man of refined tastes. He was once a part of Britain’s Elite Intelligence Force, but there was a reason he’d never been able to capture Simon Locke, the notorious thief who always seemed to be one step ahead. That’s because Dante and Simon were one and the same until Dante’s double life eventually caught up with him, and now he belongs to the Gravediggers … Eva Rothschild is a detective inspector with Interpol and is the one responsible for catching MI6’s most notorious agent in his final heist – except the heist killed him. But something has never felt right about his death, and it’s haunted her for months. It was too easy, and Dante Malcolm was too smart to go down that way … Dante might belong to the Gravediggers in body, but his heart and soul will always belong to the next job. The rest of the team doesn’t know about his alter ego because he made sure the information went missing from his file. So when the job he’s always waited for seems like a possibility, he sneaks out of the country like a thief in the night, only to run into the only woman who’s ever been able to match him in wit – and passion. Except they’re standing on opposite sides of the law – and only one of them can walk away with the prize. When I Need You by Lorelei James (Paperback – $17). Need You Series. Heir to Lund Industries and ladies’ man Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has three conditions when it comes to dating: no single mothers; no cheerleaders; no medical personnel. So it makes no sense that he’s wildly attracted to Rowan Michaels, who breaks all three … Rowan didn’t pass the rigorous requirements to become an athletic trainer and Vikings cheerleader in the hopes of landing a pro athlete. Been there, done that, and she has a young son as proof that football players and fidelity don’t go hand in hand. When Rowan learns her new neighbor is Jensen Lund, the smoking-hot tight end who takes being neighborly to a whole new level, she’s grateful for the team’s strict no fraternization policy because the sexy man defines temptation … But Jensen is intent on rushing straight to the goal line to prove to Rowan he’s much more than just a player ... on and off the field. All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst (Trade Paperback – $29). Billionaire Builders Series. Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Greene, or the hurtful breakup that tore him apart. When he’s forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love? … Sydney Greene loved Tristan her entire life but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust along with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all ...
Crime & Mystery & Thriller Memory Man by David Baldacci (Paperback Release – $20). Amos Decker Series. Amos Decker’s life changed forever – twice … The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him
3 Crime & Mystery & Thriller continued off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect – he can never forget anything … The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare – his wife, daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered … His family destroyed, their killer’s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator … But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Crime & Mystery & Thriller continued Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich (Trade Paperback – $30). Knight and Moon Mystery Series. Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus has lost his island of solitude and wants it back. The Pacific island had a mountain, beaches, a rainforest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace … Boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable mystery. Finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues start leading to a dark and sinister secret, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape Emerson Knight’s odd world. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood … Together, this mismatched trio will embark on a world-wide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making.
A Nest of Vipers by Andrea Camilleri (Trade Paperback – $29). Inspector Montalbano Series. On what should be a quiet Sunday morning, Inspector Montalbano is called to a murder scene on the Sicilian coast. A man has discovered his father dead in his Vigatan beach house: his body slumped on the dining room floor, his morning coffee spilt across the table, and a single gunshot wound at the base of his skull … First appearances point to the son having the most to gain from his father’s untimely death, a notion his sister can’t help but reinforce. But when Montalbano delves deeper into the case, and learns of the dishonourable life the victim led, it soon becomes clear half of Vigata has a motive for his murder and this won’t be as simple as the Inspector had once hoped.
The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent (Trade Paperback – $30). Have you ever had that sense that you’re being watched? And you turn, suddenly, but it’s just a curtain, blowing in the wind? Or the dress hanging in the doorway? … Nat knows something’s wrong. Her best friend, Beth, would never have upped and left without saying goodbye to her. But no one believes that Beth was taken – she is a fly-by-night, a party girl who can’t be trusted. No one’s listening to Nat … But someone is definitely watching her ...
Wrong Side of the Paw by Laurie Cass (Paperback – $17). Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series. As the bookmobile rolls along the hills of Chilson, Michigan, librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie spread good cheer and good reads. But when her faithful feline finds his way into the middle of a murder, Minnie is there, like any good librarian, to check it out … Eddie turns a routine bookmobile stop into anything but when he makes a quick escape and hops into a pickup truck ... with a dead body in the flatbed. The friendly local lawyer who was driving the pickup falls under suspicion. But Minnie and Eddie think there’s more to this case than meets the eye, and the dynamic duo sets out to leave no page unturned. Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton (Paperback – $17). Sophie Kimball Mystery Series. Sophie “Phee” Kimball is not a cop. She’s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate … Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet – a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund) – for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn’t cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she’ll need to read between the lines before it’s someone else’s final chapter.
Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb (Paperback Release – $17). In Death Series. When the young woman – dazed, naked, and bloody – wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve – still in glittering gown and heels – springs into action. It’s been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it’s far from over … Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock, the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil” … While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked – and that he treated Daphne like a trophy wife – this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse as the first suspect. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinnerparty guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? Where will he show up next?
Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Ride the Storm by Karen Chance (Paperback – $17). Cassie Palmer Series. Cassie Palmer can see the future, talk to ghosts, and travel through time – but nothing’s prepared her for this … Ever since being stuck with the job of pythia, the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up to the lifetime’s worth of training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the fabled pythian court. Catch up to the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It’s been a trial by fire that has left her more than a little burned … But now she realizes that all that was the just the warm up for the real race. Ancient forces that once terrorized the world are trying to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them ...
4 Fantasy & Paranormal Romance continued Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan (Paperback Release – $17). Dark Series. The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn’t know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait – to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte’s brother and mentor … Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he’s also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike … Tall, Dark, Deadly Alpha by Donna Grant (Trade Paperback – 3-in-1 Anthology – $32). Reapers Series. There is no escaping a Reaper. We are elite assassins, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, we are coming for you ... Dark Alpha’s Claim Baylon’s whole existence is based on taking what Death wants. Born to eliminate Fae guilty of unforgivable crimes, his reckless, wild nature makes him the perfect assassin to carry out Death’s bidding. But when he lays eyes on Jordyn, he’s never wanted a woman – never mind a human – so badly. A Reaper saving Jordyn’s life will only attract danger, but Baylon vows to protect her at all costs from the Fae that hunt her. Dark Alpha’s Embrace Kyran is a warrior. As a Reaper who does Death’s bidding, weakness is a word he doesn’t understand. Until stunning librarian River White stirs emotions deep within him he’s never felt before. But underneath those wide eyes and fierce femininity, she has a weapon, one she won’t hesitate to use. And when the Dark begin their deadly descent, Kyran and River need each other’s love and protection ... or risk fracturing apart. Dark Alpha’s Demand Talen exists to exact vengeance on the Fae for their wrongs per Death’s orders – a fearsome Fae. But Neve captured his soul with just a look from her seductive gaze, and Talen has never wanted, never hungered for anyone else more than her. But someone has set out to kill her – and expose Talen. But he’ll stop at nothing to destroy any man – human or Fae – who brings harm to her. A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff (Trade Paperback – $22). Peacekeeper Series. Ex-Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr drew together an elite corps of friends and allies – some ex-Marines, some civilians with unique skills – and together they prepared to take on covert missions that the Justice Department and the Corps could not – or would not – officially touch. But after their first major mission, it became obvious that covert operations were not going to be enough … Although the war is over, the fight goes on and the Justice Department finds its regular Wardens unable to deal with violence and the people trained to use it. Ex-Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr has a solution: Strike Teams made up of exmilitary personnel, small enough to maneuver quickly, able to work together if necessary. Justice has no choice but to implement her idea and Torin puts her team of independent contractors back into uniform. It isn’t war, it is policing, but it often looks much the same … When the scientists doing a preliminary archaeological dig on a Class Two planet are taken hostage, Torin’s team is sent to free them. The problem of innocents in the line of fire is further complicated by the fact that the mercenaries holding them are a mix of Confederation and Primacy forces, and are looking for a weapon able to
Fantasy & Paranormal Romance continued destroy the plastic aliens who’d started and maintained the war … If Torin weren’t already torn by wanting that weapon in play, she also has to contend with the politics of peace that have added members of the Primacy – former enemies – to her team. Before they confront the mercenaries, Torin will have to sift through shifting loyalties as she discovers that the line between “us” and “them” is anything but straight. The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter (Trade Paperback – $22). Lords of the Underworld Series. Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption … Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him – until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile and seduce her into his bed … As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they’ve forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heartstopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever.
Historical & Regency Romance Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne (Paperback – $17). Spymaster Series. Severine de Cabrillac, orphan of the French revolution and sometime British intelligence agent, has tried to leave spying behind her. Now she devotes herself to investigating crimes in London and finding justice for the wrongly accused … Raoul Deverney, an enigmatic half-Spaniard with enough secrets to earn even a spy’s respect, is at her door demanding help. She’s the only one who can find the killer of his long-estranged wife and rescue her missing twelve-year-old daughter … Severine reluctantly agrees to aid him, even though she knows the growing attraction between them makes it more than unwise. Their desperate search for the girl unleashes treason and murder … and offers a last chance for two strong, wounded people to find love. Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes (Paperback – $17). Windham Brides Series. Colin MacHugh is trying to come up to scratch as the brother and heir of a newly minted duke, but Polite Society isn’t keen on a former army captain acquiring even a courtesy title. At the suggestion of an aristocratic friend, Colin takes an interest in a charitable home for urchins. Miss Anwen Windham is devoted to the same institution, and as Colin and Anwen work together to save the failing orphanage, their interest in each other becomes passionate … When the orphanage’s troubles take a criminal turn, everybody is suspect, from Colin, to the children, to Anwen. If Colin blows retreat and heads home to Scotland, the orphanage will surely fail. If he stays to fight the accusations coming at him from all sides, he could lose a future with Anwen – and his life ... A Momentary Marriage by Candace Camp (Paperback – $17). Sequel to “A Perfect Gentleman”. James de Vere has always insisted on being perfectly pragmatic and rational in all things. It seemed the only way to deal with his overdramatic, greedy family. When he falls ill and no doctor in London can diagnose him, he returns home to Grace Hill in search of a physician who can – or to set his affairs in order … Arriving at the doctor’s home, he’s surprised to encounter the doctor’s daughter Laura, a young woman he last saw when he was warning her off an attachment with his cousin Graeme. Alas, the doctor is recently deceased and Laura is
5 Historical & Regency Romance continued closing up the estate, which must be sold off, leaving her penniless. At this, James has an inspiration: why not marry the damsel in distress? If his last hope for a cure is gone, at least he’ll have some companionship in his final days, and she’ll inherit his fortune instead of his grasping relatives, leaving her a wealthy widow with plenty of prospects … Laura is far from swept off her feet, but she’s as pragmatic as James, so she accepts his unusual proposal. But as the two of them brave the onslaught of shocked and suspicious family members, they find themselves growing closer. They vowed, “until death do us part” ... but now both are longing for their marriage to be more than momentary. Lady Be Bad by Megan Frampton (Paperback – $17). Duke’s Daughters Series. Once upon a time, a duke had five daughters who never made a stir. They practiced their French, their pianoforte, and their dancing ... until one ran off with the dancing instructor, and the rest were left to face the scandal … Lady Eleanor, the Duke of Marymount’s eldest daughter, knows the burden is hers: she must marry well to restore the family name. So a loveless match is made and her fate is set. But then Eleanor meets her intended’s rakish younger brother. With his tawny hair, green eyes, and scandalous behavior, Lord Alexander Raybourn makes her want to be very bad indeed … With his very honorable sibling too busy saving the world to woo Eleanor, Alexander is tasked with finding out her likes and dislikes for his elder brother. But the more time he spends with the secretly naughty Eleanor, helping her tick off all the things on her good list for being bad, the more he knows what they want, and need, is each other. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon (Trade Paperback – $30). Outlander Series. A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, including two original stories and featuring beloved character Jamie Fraser. The Custom of the Army: Lord John Grey’s encounter with an electric eel leads to him being sent to the wilds of Canada. The Space Between: the Comte St. Germain explores the mysteries of the universe. Meanwhile, a grief-stricken Michael Murray (middle son of Jenny and Ian Murray) returns to his wine business in Paris, following the death of his father (and the earlier death of his young wife). A Plague of Zombies: Lord John is sent to Jamaica, charged with putting down a slave rebellion. Snakes and slaves are the least of it, and when the Governor of the island is found in his bedroom, dead and partially gnawed, Lord John finds himself the temporary military governor of Jamaica. A Leaf On The Wind of All Hallows: The gremlins in the engine of his Spitfire temporarily ground Captain Jerry MacKenzie, but mechanical difficulties and German machine guns are nothing to what awaits him in a circle of standing stones in Northumbria. This is the story of Roger MacKenzie’s parents, Jerry and Dolly; a story Roger never knew. Virgins: The adventures of Jamie Fraser (aged 19) and his best friend Ian Murray (aged 20), as young mercenaries in France in 1740. Neither young man has yet killed a man nor bedded a woman, and they’re both rather worried about going to hell. A Fugitive Green (Never Before Published): Minnie Rennie, a 17-year-old apprentice dealer in rare books, is sent from Paris to England by her father, to obtain incunabula and medieval books of devotion – and whatever secrets of political intrigue or finance may come to hand in the process. In the course of her business, though, Minnie meets Harold Grey (Lord John’s elder brother), the newly-widowed (and alarmingly deranged) Duke of Pardloe. Beseiged (Never Before Published): Lord John, anticipating a voyage
Historical & Regency Romance continued home to England after his brief stint as military Governor of Jamaica, instead finds himself on his way to Cuba, where the British navy is preparing to lay siege to Havana – and where the Dowager Duchess of Pardloe (aka John’s mother) is a guest (and potential hostage) of Governor Juan de Prado. Ruined by the Reckless Viscount by Sophia James (Paperback – $15). NZ Author. Viscount Winterton abducts a woman to protect her – but he kidnaps the wrong girl in red! The scandalous carriage dash leads to the ruin of Lady Florentia Hale-Burton’s reputation ... and the viscount’s apparent demise … Years later, Flora discovers her kidnapper is alive and as entrancingly handsome as she remembers! Disguised, she agrees to paint his portrait in an attempt to understand the man who’s haunted her fantasies. Is it revenge that has brought her this close to him again ... or something even more reckless? The Scandal of It All by Sophie Jordan (Paperback – $17). Rogue Files Series. What kind of woman ventures into London’s most notorious pleasure club? An outsider like Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, snubbed time and time again by society because of her Spanish roots … Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste. If only she were not so drawn to the smoldering Lord Strickland ... a dangerous man who sees beyond her mask, and could ruin her reputation with a mere whisper … Lord Strickland never permitted himself to fantasize about the sultry, off-limits lady, but then he never expected to find Ela in a place so wicked, looking for what he’s more than too happy to give. She may not be to the ton’s taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire – and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night. The Wicked Heir by Elizabeth Michels (Paperback – $17). Spare Heirs Series. The Spare Heirs Society Cordially Invites You to Meet Fallon St. James: The Mastermind … When the love of Lady Isabelle Fairlyn’s life is betrothed to her twin sister, Isabelle vows to find a suitable replacement before the end of the season. He must be a talented dancer, have a keen fashion sense, and be perfectly dashing in every way … Fallon St. James is the farthest thing from perfectly anything. As head of the secretive Spare Heirs Society, he must stick to the shadows … even as Isabelle’s friendship pulls him reluctantly into the light. But when Isabelle gets involved with the one man who could destroy Spares, Fallon must decide between protecting his life’s work – or risking everything to save the woman whose warm smile leaves him breathless. Never Kiss a Highlander by Michele Sinclair (Paperback – $17). McTiernays Series. Elite McTiernay guardsman Hamish MacBrieve is looking for a clean start. But when his brother, laird of Foinaven Castle, leaves the family holdings dangerously unprotected, Hamish has no choice but to return and keep his clansmen safe. And when he does, he discovers that Foinaven’s painful memories have been replaced by the most distracting opportunity for passion … When Mairead MacMhathain learns that the eldest MacBrieve is returning home, she imagines he’ll bring salvation in the form of a powerful army. Instead, the hulking, powerful man she idolized as a girl arrives alone. But now instead of a little sister, Hamish sees her as the woman she has become. And under his heated gaze, despite the danger swirling around them, Mairead finds herself tempted, taunted, and tantalizingly seduced ...
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Summary of This Month’s Books Author
Fantasy & Paranormal
Beauty Like the Night
Too Scot to Handle
A Nest of Vipers*
A Momentary Marriage
Wrong Side of the Paw
Ride the Storm
Fantasy & Paranormal
Booked 4 Murder
Fantasy & Paranormal
Worth the Wait*
Lady Be Bad
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall*
Tall, Dark, Deadly Alpha*&
Fantasy & Paranormal
Say No More
A Peace Divided*
Fantasy & Paranormal
When I Need You
Ruined by the Reckless Viscount
The Scandal Of It All
The Day She Disappeared*
Fantasy & Paranormal
The Greatest Challenge of them All
The Wicked Heir
All or Nothing at All*
Echoes in Death#
The Darkest Promise*
Fantasy & Paranormal
Never Kiss a Highlander
J.R. Ward Devil’s Cut* # Paperback Release * Hardcover/TPB & Anthology
Contemporary/Suspense $30 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) Annual Conference 18-20 Aug 2017 .
Romance Writers of New Zealand Conference @ Novotel Lakeside Hotel, Rotorua (see www.romancewriters.co.nz/event/conference-info for details)