June 2017 Book Catalogue - Chapter Book and Tea Shop

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BOOK CATALOGUE – JUNE 2017 The USA’s summer releases are arriving – to help us get through our chilly down under. Mass market paperbacks include Ilona Andrews’ White Hot, Christine Feehan’s Shadow Reaper, Madeline Hunter’s The Most Dangerous Duke in London and Julia Quinn’s The Girl with the Make Believe Husband. Trade paperbacks include Maya Banks’ Just One Touch, Amanda Quick’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much, and Nora Roberts’ Come Sundown. Enjoy your reading! Top Books This Month Ilona Andrews White Hot Maya Banks Just One Touch* Robyn Carr Sullivan’s Crossing* Christine Feehan Shadow Reaper Donna Grant Blaze Sandra Hill The Cajun Doctor Madeline Hunter The Most Dangerous Duke in London Amanda Quick The Girl Who Knew Too Much* Julia Quinn The Girl with the Make Believe Husband Nora Roberts Come Sundown* # Paperback Release * Hardcover/TPB & Anthology

Books Available Soon Janet Evanovich Dangerous Minds* Christine Feehan Power Game# Diana Gabaldon Seven Stones to Stand* Julie Garwood Wired* Sabrina Jeffries The Pleasures of Passion Sarah MacLean The Day of the Duchess Emily March A Stardance Summer Susan E. Phillips First Star I See Tonight# Gena Showallter The Darkest Promise* Nalini Singh Silver Silence* Please contact us if you would like to reserve a book

Title: Shadow Reaper Author: Christine Feehan

Title: The Girl Who Knew Too Much Author: Amanda Quick

Classification: Fantasy & Paranormal

Classification: Historical

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $17 Annotation: Shadow Series. Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood – but so is a desperation stemming from the secrets of his past. To save his family, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own ... Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her – a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She’s looking for a safe haven from the danger that stalks her. With Ricco, she finds one. But the darkness in which they find sanctuary can also consume them.

Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $30 (RRP $34.99) Annotation: Irene Glasson’s boss warned her to leave town, and then was murdered. Irene drove Route 66 to Hollywood because it seemed like the ideal place to recreate herself. Now working as a reporter for a celebrity rag, she’s at the Burning Cove Hotel to get a hot scoop on actor Nick Tremayne. But when she finds her source at the bottom of the pool, she doubts the woman’s death was an accident. Hotel owner Oliver Ward agrees. Once a famous magician, Oliver is deft at sleight of hand and misdirection, and he can sense that Irene is hiding something from him.

Title: The Girl with the Make Believe Husband Author: Julia Quinn

Title: Come Sundown Author: Nora Roberts Classification: Contemporary/Suspense

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $17 Annotation: Rokesby Series. With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a

Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $32 (RRP $37.99) Annotation: There aren’t enough hours in the day for Bodine Longbow, manager of her family’s resort in Montana. She certainly doesn’t have time for love, not even her childhood crush Callen Skinner,

maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He’s unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier’s life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie …

all grown up and returned to the ranch. But when a woman’s body is discovered on resort land, Callen falls under the suspicion of a deputy sheriff with a grudge. And for Bodine, the murder is a shocking reminder of an old loss. Twenty-five years ago, Bodine’s Aunt Alice vanished. Could this new tragedy be connected to Alice’s mysterious disappearance? As events take a deadly turn, Bodine and Callen race to uncover the truth.

Classification: Historical

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Other Books Available This Month

Contemporary Romance & Romantic Suspense Just One Touch by Maya Banks (Trade Paperback – $28). Slow Burn Series. Raised in a strict religious cult since she was a young girl, Jenna has no connection to the outside world beyond vague flashes of memory that seem to be from another life. Memories she clings to when the cult leaders discover her extraordinary ability to heal – and punish her. Years held captive and forced to do the cult’s bidding have turned Jenna into a meek, timid woman … or so they think. In truth, she is merely biding her time, waiting for the perfect moment to escape … When a terrified young woman tries to steal the SUV of Devereaux Security’s toughest recruit, Isaac’s anger quickly turns to a strange sort of protectiveness for the beautiful, bruised stranger. But when they are caught in a firestorm of bullets and Isaac is hit in the chest, he’s sure the end is near, until Jenna touches him and heals his wounds. As he tries to bring Jenna to safety, she refuses to tell him what danger haunts her or how she managed to cure him, but Isaac vows to do whatever it takes to gain her trust … and her heart. Because with just one touch, Isaac knows he wants Jenna to be his – forever. Sullivan’s Crossing by Robyn Carr (2-in-1 Trade Paperback – $30). What We Find. Under extreme pressure, neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan knows she needs to slow down before she burns out, and the best place she can do that is Sullivan’s Crossing. Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails now belong to Maggie’s eccentric father, Sully. She relishes the opportunity to indulge in his simple way of life. But Maggie’s world is rocked and she must take responsibility for the Crossing. When a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, offers to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of his motives – until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation. Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter ... if only they can learn to find peace and healing – and perhaps love – with each other. Any Day Now. For Sierra Jones, Sullivan’s Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She’s put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn’t yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she’s always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it’s a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan’s Crossing, Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose. The Darkest Corner by Liliana Hart (Paperback – $17). Gravediggers Series. The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces – and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families … Deacon Tucker is a dead man walking. A former black ops agent, he was disavowed and stripped of all honor before being recruited as a Gravedigger. But his honor and good name no longer matter, because no one knows he’s alive, and he’ll never get the recognition he deserves.

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His mission is simple: save the world or die trying. And for God’s sake, don’t ever fall in love. That’s a rule punishable by death. The kind of death a man can’t be brought back from … Tess Sherman is the only mortician in Last Stop, Texas. She has no idea how Deacon Tucker ended up in her funeral home, but she’ll eat her hat if he’s only a funeral home assistant. Deacon is dangerous, deadly, and gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache … Deacon is on a mission to stop the most fatal terror attack the world has ever known – what’s known as The Day of Destiny – a terrorist’s dream. But when he discovers Tess has skills he can use to stop them, he has to decide if he can trust her with secrets worth dying for. And, most important, he has to decide if he can trust her with his heart. 72 Hours by Bella Jewel (Paperback – $17). It’s all part of his sick game. A game he’s been planning for an entire decade. Now everything is perfect: one woman and one man have been selected. They used to be a couple - and they can no longer stand one another. They are the perfect victims. He doesn’t intend for the game to be easy. He wants to push them to the brink of insanity, to make his hunt real .... The couple has been captured and dumped into a massive wooded area. There’s only one rule in this fatal game: They will have 72 hours to find a way out before the sadistic serial killer begins his hunt. But what he never could have expected was the explosive passion that ignites between the two ex-lovers – one that makes them strong. Fierce. And determined to do whatever it takes to escape – and to survive. Night Watch by Iris & Roy Johansen (Paperback Release – $20). Kendra Michaels Series. Born blind, Kendra Michaels spent the first twenty years of her life in darkness. Then, thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure developed by the Night Watch Project, she was given the gift of sight. Her highly developed senses – honed during her years in the dark – combined with her newfound vision have made Kendra a formidable investigator, sought after by law-enforcement agencies all over the country. But in her newest case she uncovers the stunning truth about the shadowy organization that has given her so much … Kendra is surprised when she is visited by Dr. Charles Waldridge, whose groundbreaking experiment gave her her vision. But the brilliant surgeon is troubled by something he can’t discuss … and when he disappears the very night he visits her, Kendra jumps on the case. With the help of government agent-for-hire Adam Lynch, Kendra follows a twisted trail that leads to a gruesome discovery: the corpse of one of Dr. Waldridge’s associates. But it’s only the first casualty in a white-knuckle confrontation with an enemy who will push Kendra to the limits of her abilities. Soon she must fight for her own survival as she tries to stop the killing – and unearth the shocking deadly secret of Night Watch. Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery (Paperback Release – $18). With Joy, Love and a Little Trepidation, Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year … Their Mother’s. Courtney The Misfit As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing – keeping secrets, including the white-hot affair she’s having with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom’s wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family’s view of her forever … and her view of herself. Sienna The Free

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Spirit When Sienna’s boyfriend proposes – in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud – he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say “I do” even if she’s not sure she does? Rachel The Cynic Rachel thought love would last forever ... right up until her divorce. With Mom’s wedding day imminent and her ex begging for a second chance, she’ll have to decide if she’ll let pride stand in the way of her own happily-ever-after. Beyond Reason by Kat Martin (Paperback – $17). Texas Trilogy. Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather’s grave. Now she’s burying Drake Trucking’s top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe – Lincoln Cain … Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling – and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly’s granddad he’d protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he’s the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm … But Linc’s money can’t protect Carly from the men who’ll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won’t sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close … and fight like hell. Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert (Paperback – $17). O’Malley’s Series. Sloan O’Malley just left her entire world behind – her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she’s free. She can live the ‘‘normal’’ life she’s always wanted. A life without fear. But there’s nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor … Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he’s never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan – who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation – has forbidden written all over her. Only after it’s way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing to risk everything ... and to hell with the consequences.

Crime & Mystery & Thriller Title Wave by Lorna Barrett (Paperback Release – $17). Booktown Mystery Series. While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much-needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in deck chairs while sipping colorful drinks and soaking up some rays. But the fun is cut short when a fellow passenger is murdered for real. Is the killer a famous mystery author, one of his fans, or a member of the ship’s crew? As Tricia tries to find the killer before they reach port, she may be cruising for a bruising … Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri (Trade Paperback – $30). Caselli and Torre Series. When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman’s husband and await his confession. But the chief of Rome’s major crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy’s top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. Fed by the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself “the Father,” Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyperobservant

Crime & Mystery & Thriller continued capacities …All evidence suggests that the Father is back and active after being dormant for decades. Indeed, he has left telltale signs that signal he’s looking forward to a reunion with Dante. But when Colomba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what’s really going on is darker than they ever imagined. Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton (Paperback Release – $18). Knight and Moon Series. Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little-to-no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich and (some people might say) handsome … Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard. Her assertive (some people might say aggressive) spitfire attitude has helped land a dream job at Blane-Grunwald bank. At least, Riley Moon thinks it’s her dream job until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight … An inquiry about missing Knight money leads to a missing man, missing gold and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon could hope to stop it. A Grave Prediction by Victoria Laurie (Paperback Release – $17). Psychic Eye Mystery Series. Professional psychics learn to deal with skeptics, but Abby has to prepare herself for one steep uphill battle when she’s sent to San Diego to help train FBI officers to use their intuition. Her first challenge: a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash but left no clues … Abby’s sixth sense leads her team to a tract of land recently cleared for development. But instead of finding clues to the cash, Abby gets a vision of four buried bodies. A site search turns up some bones and pottery from an American Indian tribe, but that’s still enough to delay construction for years … With a furious developer and dubious FBI agents on her back, Abby is losing credibility fast. But unlike the best laid plans, Abby’s talent rarely leads her astray. And if the bodies aren’t there yet, that means that four deaths can still be stopped. She’ll just have to dig a little deeper. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Trade Paperback – $30). Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone … When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar ... who says the kiss was a terrible mistake, but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise … And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend. But she also just happens to be married to David … David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife. But then why is David so controlling? And why is Adele so scared of him? As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can’t guess how wrong – and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets. Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton (Paperback – $17). Dangerous Type Mystery Series. It’s January, and the Star City Film Festival has taken the Utah ski resort town by storm. Movie stars are everywhere,

4 Crime & Mystery & Thriller continued carving fresh powder on the slopes and crossing the thresholds of Bygone Alley’s charming boutique shops – including The Rescued Word, where Clare Henry and her grandfather restore old typewriters and beloved books. When cinema’s hottest superhero, Matt Bane, enters their store to buy some personalized notecards, it’s hard not to be starstruck … But when Clare sees the police leading Matt out of The Fountain hotel in handcuffs only a few hours later, she can’t believe her eyes. The affable actor is accused of killing his sister, but Clare’s convinced he’s wrong for that role. Now it’s open call for suspects as Clare tries to reel in the killer before another victim fades to black. Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith (Trade Paperback – $28). No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. Mma Makutsi, who has recently been promoted to codirector, has been encouraging Mma Ramotswe to update to more modern office practices. An unusual case, however, will require both of them to turn their attention firmly to the past. A young Canadian woman who spent her early childhood in Botswana requests the agency’s help in recalling her life there. Precious and Grace set out to locate the house that the woman lived in and the caretaker who looked after her many years ago. But when the journey takes an unexpected turn, they are forced to consider whether some things are better left in the past … Mma Ramotswe dispenses help and sympathy with the graciousness and warmth for which she is so well known, and everyone involved is led to surprising insights into the healing power of compassion, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

Fantasy & Paranormal Romance White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Paperback – $17). Hidden Legacy Series. Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill – she knows when people are lying – and she’s used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family’s detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor “Mad” Rogan … Rogan is a billionaire Prime - the highest rank of magic user - and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice … Burn For Me by Cynthia Eden (Paperback Release – $17). Phoenix Fire Series. Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin … Cain O’Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she’s a threat – in a way no one has been for him in years. She’s safer away from him, too. But with a powerful conspiracy determined to shut Eve up for good, there’s no time to argue. All they can do is trust their instincts – and their hearts … Blaze by Donna Grant (Paperback – $17). Dark Kings Series. Anson is a fierce Dragon King, a dragon shapeshifter born and bred to protect his own. But when a rogue tech company hacks into their world, he must join forces with the unlikeliest of allies: a human female. Her name is Devon Abrams. A rising star at the firm, she has no idea that her boss is in league with the sinister Fae and their secret war against humanity. If Anson gains her trust, he can defeat the enemy from within. But first he must fight his own attraction – to

Fantasy & Paranormal Romance continued this exquisitely beautiful mortal … Devon loves her job at the firm. But sometimes she wishes she could find a man – a real man – who isn’t threatened by her success. When she first meets Anson, she’s overwhelmed by his powerful masculine presence and disarmingly gorgeous smile. But when he reveals his true mission – and his ability to transform into a dragon – she’s irresistibly drawn into an epic battle between humans and immortals, magic and technology, danger and desire. Anson vows to protect her from the Fae. But can he control the flames of passion that blaze within his heart? The Cajun Doctor by Sandra Hill (Paperback – $17). Cajun Series. Dr. Daniel LeDeux and pilot Aaron LeDeux travel to the swampy bayous of Louisiana, where they discover a long-lost family. The usually stoic Daniel, a burned-out pediatric oncologist, is especially startled by the interfering LeDeux matriarch, Tante Lulu, bless her crazy heart, who wastes no time in setting him up with local rich girl Samantha Starr … Scarred by a nasty divorce from a philandering New Orleans physician, Samantha has sworn off men, especially doctors. When Samantha’s step-brother gets into serious trouble, she must ask Daniel for help. But Samantha faces even more trouble when the handsome doctor casts his smoldering Cajun eyes her way … The steamy heat of the bayou, along with the wacky matchmaking efforts of Tante Lulu, a herd of animal rescue rejects, including a depressed pot belly pig, and some world-class sexual fantasies create enough heat and humor to make both Daniel and Samantha realize that love and laughter can mend even the most broken heart. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Paperback Release – $17). Black Dagger Legacy Series. The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter – and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he’s unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect … For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe’s dangerous appeal is enticing – and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin’s death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart … Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary’s new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear … As Axe’s past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep – and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.

Historical & Regency Romance The Lady Traveler’s Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen by Victoria Alexander (Paperback – $17). The Lady Travelers Society Series. Really, it’s too much to expect any normal man to behave like a staid accountant in order to inherit the fortune he deserves to support the lifestyle of an earl. So when Derek Saunders’s favorite elderly aunt and her ill-conceived – and possibly fraudulent – Lady Travelers Society loses one of their members, what’s a man to do but step up to the challenge? Now he’s escorting the world’s most maddening woman to the world’s most romantic city to

5 Historical & Regency Romance continued find her missing relative … While India Prendergast only suspects his organization defrauds gullible travelers, she’s certain a man with as scandalous a reputation as Derek Saunders cannot be trusted any farther than the distance around his very broad shoulders. As she struggles not to be distracted by his wicked smile and the allure of Paris, instead of finding a lost lady traveler, India just may lose her head, her luggage and her heart. You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Paperback – $17). Penhallow Dynasty Series. Wealthy and arrogant, Gabriel Penhallow knows it’s time to fulfill his dynastic duty. All he must do is follow ‘‘The Penhallow way’’ – find a biddable bride, produce an heir and a spare, and then live separate lives. It’s worked so well for generations, certainly one kiss with the delectable Livia Stuart isn’t going to change things. Society dictates he marry her, and one chit is as good as another as long as she’s from a decent family … But Livia’s transformation from an original to a mundane diamond of the first water makes Gabriel realize he desperately wants the woman who somehow provoked him into that kiss. And for all the ladies who’ve thrown themselves at him, it’s the one who wants to flee whom he now wants. But how will he keep this independent miss from flying away? Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverley (Paperback – $17). As England mourns the death of Princess Charlotte, Lady Ariana Boxstall has another succession in mind. Her brother, Norris, is a strapping young man, but he’s also happily unmarried and childless. Norris agrees to take a wife on one condition: that Ariana take a husband first. Although she realizes she risks a lifetime in a loveless marriage, for the sake of her family, Ariana accepts his challenge … When the Earl of Kynaston met Ariana eight years ago, he broke her heart. Since then, his own heart has been broken, and he’s sworn off love ... until he sees Ariana all grown-up and his resolve is threatened … Could Ariana’s bargain with Norris lead her to happiness? With real love on the line, she must win over the one man who refuses to be had. A Study in Scoundrels by Christy Carlyle (Paperback – $15). Romancing the Rules Series. Sophia Ruthven is the epitome of proper behavior. On paper at least, as long as that paper isn’t from one of the lady detective stories she secretly pens. She certainly isn’t interested in associating with the dashing Jasper Grey, the wayward heir to the Earl of Stanhope, and one of the stage’s leading men. But when she learns Grey’s younger sister Liddy has gone missing, she can’t deny her desire to solve the mystery ... or her attraction to the incorrigible scoundrel … Responsibility isn’t something Grey is very familiar with. On the boards and in the bedroom, he lives exactly how he wants to, shunning all the trappings of respectability and society. Grey knows he should avoid the bewitching Sophia, but he’s never been able to say no to what he wants. And having Sophia in his arms and his bed is quickly becoming the thing he wants the most … As Sophia and Grey’s search for Liddy continues across the English countryside, can this scoundrel convince a proper lady that he’s perfect for her or will their adventure leave them heartbroken? An Affair with a Notorious Heiress by Lorraine Heath (Paperback – $17). Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Series. The son of a duke and an infamous mother, Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, fought his way to respectability. Now the most eligible bachelor in London, marriage-shy Rexton will take only a wife with an impeccable reputation, good breeding, and a penchant for staying out of the gossip sheets. But when he strikes a deal to be seen “courting” a sweet young debutante whose notorious older sister has blemished her chances

Historical & Regency Romance continued for marriage, Rexton is unexpectedly drawn to the highly inappropriate, calamitous Tillie, Lady Landsdowne herself … After a scandalous incident that sent shock waves throughout society and disgraced her, Tillie refuses to cower in the face of the ton. Instead she will hold her head high as she serves as chaperone for her sister, but Tillie is convinced Rexton’s courtship is shrouded with secrets – ones she vows to uncover. However, doing so requires getting dangerously close to the devilishly handsome and forbidden marquess. The Most Dangerous Duke in London by Madeline Hunter (Paperback – $17). Decadent Dukes Society Series. Name and title: Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton. Affiliation: London’s elite Society of Decadent Dukes. Family history: Scandalous. Personality traits: Dark and brooding, with a thirst for revenge. Ideal romantic partner: A woman of means, with beauty and brains, willing to live with reckless abandon. Desire: Clara Cheswick, gorgeous daughter of his family’s sworn enemy … Clara may be the woman Adam wants, but there’s one problem: she’s far more interested in publishing her women’s journal than getting married – especially to a man said to be dead-set on vengeance. Though, with her nose for a story, Clara wonders if his desire for justice is sincere – along with his incredibly unnerving intention to be her husband. If her weakkneed response to his kiss is any indication, falling for Adam clearly comes with a cost. But who knew courting danger could be such exhilarating fun? From Duke till Dawn by Eva Leigh (Paperback – $17). London Underground Series. Years ago, the Duke of Greyland gave his heart – and a princely sum of money – to a charming, destitute widow with unparalleled beauty. After one passionate night, she slipped from his bed and vanished without a trace. And just when he’s given up hope of ever seeing her again, Greyland finds her managing a gaming hell. He’s desperate to have her until he discovers everything about his long-lost lover was a lie … In truth, Cassandra Blake grew up on the streets, picking pockets to survive. Greyland was a mark – to be fleeced and forgotten – but her feelings for the duke became all too real. Once he learns of her deception, however, the heat in his eyes turns to ice. When her business partner absconds with the gaming hell proceeds – leaving unsavory investors out for blood – Cassandra must beg the man she betrayed for help … Greyland wants compensation, too, and he’ll assist her under one condition: she doesn’t leave his sight until her debts are paid. But it’s not long before the real Cassandra – the smart, streetwise criminal – is stealing his heart all over again. The Bad Luck Bride by Janna Macgregor (Paperback – $17). Cavensham Heiresses Series. A man of honor, Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece must fall into place for him to succeed. He needs to convince his enemy’s fiancée, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead … Lady Claire’s curse has always left her one misstep away from social ruin Her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth is headed in the same direction … until Alex, a man she barely even knows, shocks the ton and Claire by announcing their engagement. What begins as a sham turns into something deeper, and more passionate, than either Claire or Alex could have imagined. But when their secrets are revealed, will the truth behind their union scandalize them both or is their love strong enough to break the curse and lead them toward their happily ever after?

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Summary of This Month’s Books Author Victoria Alexander

Title The Lady Traveler's Guide to Scoundrels and other Gentlemen

Classification

Price

Historical

$17

Ilona Andrews

White Hot

Fantasy & Paranormal

$17

Maya Banks

Just One Touch*

Contemporary/Suspense

$28

Lorna Barrett

Title Wave#

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$17

Lisa Berne

You May Kiss the Bride

Historical

$17

Jo Beverley

Merely a Marriage

Historical

$17

Christy Carlyle

A Study In Scoundrels

Historical

$15

Robyn Carr

Sullivan's Crossing*

Contemporary

$30

Sandrone Dazieri

Kill the Father*

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$30

Cynthia Eden

Burn for Me#

Fantasy & Paranormal

$17

Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

Curious Minds#

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$18

Christine Feehan

Shadow Reaper

Fantasy & Paranormal

$17

Donna Grant

Blaze

Fantasy & Paranormal

$17

Liliana Hart

The Darkest Corner

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Lorraine Heath

An Affair with a Notorious Heiress

Historical

$17

Sandra Hill

The Cajun Doctor

Fantasy & Paranormal

$17

Madeline Hunter

The Most Dangerous Duke in London

Historical

$17

Bella Jewel

72 Hours

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Iris & Roy Johansen

Night Watch#

Contemporary/Suspense

$20

Victoria Laurie

A Grave Prediction#

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$17

Eva Leigh

From Duke till Dawn

Historical

$17

Janna MacGregor

The Bad Luck Bride

Historical

$17

Susan Mallery

Daughters of the Bride#

Contemporary

$18

Kat Martin

Beyond Reason

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Sara Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes*

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$30

Amanda Quick

The Girl Who Knew Too Much*

Historical

$30

Julia Quinn

The Girl with the Make Believe Husband

Historical

$17

Katee Robert

Forbidden Promises

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Nora Roberts

Come Sundown*

Contemporary/Suspense

$32

Paige Shelton

Bookman Dead Style

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$17

Alexander McCall Smith

Precious and Grace#

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$28

J.R. Ward Blood Vow# # Paperback Release * Hardcover/TPB & Anthology

Fantasy & Paranormal $17 Please contact us if you would like to reserve a book

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18-20 Aug 2017 .

Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ) Annual Conference

Romance Writers of New Zealand Conference @ Novotel Lakeside Hotel, Rotorua (see www.romancewriters.co.nz/event/conference-info for details)