BOOK CATALOGUE – SEPTEMBER 2017 Eagerly anticipated trade paperbacks this month include Sandra Brown’s SEEING RED, Robyn Carr’s THE SUMMER THAT MADE US, Christine Feehan’s DARK LEGACY and J.D. Robb’s SECRETS IN DEATH. Mass market paperbacks to enjoy include G.A. Aiken’s BRING THE HEAT and Tessa Dare’s THE DUCHESS DEAL. It’s time to make a big pot of tea and curl up with a great book. Enjoy! Top Books This Month Books Available Soon G.A. Aiken Bring the Heat Jackie Ashenden The Wicked Billionaire Sandra Brown Seeing Red* Kerrigan Byrne The Scot Beds His Wife Robyn Carr The Summer That Made Us* Kresley Cole Wicked Abyss# Tessa Dare The Duchess Deal Karen Hawkins Caught by the Scot Christine Feehan Dark Legacy* Jayne Ann Krentz When All the Girls Have Gone# Charlaine Harris All the Little Liars# Susan Mallery Second Chance Girl Susan Mallery You Say It First Lynsay Sands Immortally Yours Mary Jo Putney Once a Rebel Jill Shalvis Chasing Christmas Eve J.D. Robb Secrets in Death* Nalini Singh Archangel’s Viper Mary Jo Putney Once a Rebel A McCall Smith The House of Unexpected Sisters* # Paperback Release * Hardcover/TPB & Anthology Please contact us if you would like to reserve a book Title: The Summer That Made Us Author: Robyn Carr
Title: The Duchess Deal Author: Tessa Dare
Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $29 Annotation: For the Hempsteads, summers were idyllic. The lake was a magical place where they were happy and carefree. Their days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until an accident turned the lake
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $17 Annotation: Girl Meets Duke Series. Since his return from war, the battle-scarred Duke of Ashbury’s todo list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, and menacing London ne’er-do-wells by
house into a site of tragedy and grief, and it was closed up. Since then, none of the Hempstead women speak of what happened, and relationships between them are uneasy at best, hurtful at worst. But in the face of new challenges, one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth.
night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir – which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown ordered by his former fiancee and demands payment, he decides that she’ll do. They both have terms for the marriage, but will they be able to stop from falling in love?
Title: Dark Legacy Author: Christine Feehan
Title: Secrets in Death Author: J.D. Robb
Classification: Fantasy & Paranormal
Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $30 Annotation: Dark Series. In a hidden compound, Emeline Sanchez tries to blunt the pain that has wracked her ever since her ordeal in the labyrinth beneath the city – when she was forced to exchange blood with an evil master vampire. Now, his voice haunts her ... and never lets her rest. While the children that she helped to free from his clutches heal, watched over by their Carpathian protectors, Emeline knows she must sacrifice herself to keep them from harm ... Her beauty is irresistible to the vampires, her psychic ability like a drug. Only the taste of one Carpathian warrior – the rush of his blood – can save her.
Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $30 Annotation: In Death Series. No one is going to miss Larinda Mars. A ruthless gossip queen with a lucrative sideline in blackmail, there’s no lack of suspects when she’s murdered in a fashionable New York bar. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas digs into Larinda’s past, it becomes clear the reporter had a unique talent for uncovering secrets. And with Eve now working to uncover the truth, she and her team are heading into serious danger.
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Contemporary Romance & Romantic Suspense Seeing Red by Sandra Brown (Trade Paperback – $30). Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she’s hot on the trail of an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, the major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews – until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all media. However, Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get to the major – even if she has to wrangle an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper … Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, John Trapper wants no association with the hotel bombing or his hero father. Yet Kerra’s audacity and tantalizing hints that there’s more to the story rouse Trapper’s interest despite himself. And when her interview goes catastrophically awry – with unknown assailants targeting not only the major but also Kerra – Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he’s going to track down the gunmen before they strike again ... as well as discover, finally, who was responsible for the Pegasus bombing … Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence collected during his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking close, Kerra and Trapper join forces to expose a network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas – and uncover who would want a national hero dead.
The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison (Paperback Release – $20). Brit in the FBI Series. FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government’s Covert Eyes – leading a top-notch handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens their fledgling team when the Fox calls from Venice asking for help … Kitsune has stolen an incredible artifact from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now the client wants her dead. She has a warning for Nick and Mike: she’s overheard talk that a devastating Gobi desert sandstorm that’s killed thousands in Beijing isn’t a natural phenomenon, rather is produced by man. The Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to find out the truth … From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC. Pretend You’re Safe by Alexandra Ivy (Paperback – $17). First came the floods. Then came the bodies. The victims – strangled, then buried along the shores of the Mississippi – have finally been unearthed, years after they disappeared. He remembers every satisfying kill ... each woman’s terror and agony. But there’s only one he truly wanted. And fate has brought her within reach again ... Jaci Patterson was 16 when she found the first golden locket on her porch. Inside were a few strands of hair wrapped around a scrap of bloodstained ribbon. Though the ‘gifts’ kept arriving, no one believed her hunch that a serial killer was at work. Now Jaci has returned home ... and the nightmare is starting once more … Back then, Rylan Cooper was an arrogant deputy sheriff convinced that Jaci was just an attention-seeking teen. It was a fatal mistake. There’s a murderer in their midst – someone determined to settle old scores. And it won’t end until Jaci is his forever.
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Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap by Julie Anne Long (Paperback – $17). Hellcat Canyon Series. She was a naive country girl. He was a billionaire’s spoiled son. He was her first crush, her first heartbreak ... and now her sworn enemy … As Avalon Harwood’s fortunes soared, Maximilian “Mac” Coltrane’s plummeted, and he had to fight his way back to where they both began: Hellcat Canyon. Now Mac and Avalon will play dirty – in more ways than one – to get what they each want: the glorious old abandoned Coltrane mansion. But when Avalon snaps the house up at auction, she discovers there’s something awfully familiar about the extremely hot caretaker ... Mac might have a heart of stone, and the abs to match, but Avalon – the dazzling girl whose heart was too big and too reckless for her own good – was his Kryptonite. And just like that, the stakes change: suddenly they’re fighting not just for a house, but for a magic they tasted once before and never since – long ago, with each other, at Devil’s Leap. You Say It First by Susan Mallery (Paperback – $18). Happily Inc. Series. Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion leads only to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks – mainly the venue’s owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won’t let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he’s all in … Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but to cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds, working at the family’s bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn’t belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he’s right – where she really belongs is in his arms. Going Dark by Monica McCarty (Paperback – $17). Lost Platoon Series. After walking into a trap on a covert op in Russia, the men from top secret SEAL Team Nine are presumed dead. Not knowing whom they can trust, and with war hanging in the balance, the survivors must go dark and scatter around the globe … Marine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she’d intended, there is only one man she can turn to … She and the mysterious but sexy dive boat captain haven’t gotten off to the best start, but something about his quiet confidence makes her think that he’s the kind of man she can depend on. Because he’s gruff and guarded, she can tell Dan Warren has secrets. But she could never imagine how high the stakes are for him to keep his cover, even as he risks everything to protect her … Searching for Disaster by Jennifer Probst (Trade Paperback – $28). Searching For Series. When Isabella MacKenzie tries to move on from her disastrous past, Officer William Devine is determined to show her that love is the only way to heal. Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts (Paperback Release – $18). Guardians Trilogy. Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the Fire Star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a
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quest. All with secrets … Sasha is the one who holds them together – the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her … But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must work together as a team to find the Fire Star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars.
Cannonball Island, and a job is as good an excuse as any. And he’s totally smitten by the pretty architect on the scene, but it seems he’s finally met a woman who’s immune to his charms. Sooner or later Owen will have to face the reason why he always runs, because this time, leaving might be harder than staying.
Monster In the Closet by Karen Rose (Paperback Release – $17). Baltimore Series. Private Investigator Clay Maynard locates missing children for clients, but has nearly given up hope of finding his own daughter, cruelly stolen from him by his ex-wife twenty-three years ago … Equine therapist Taylor Dawson has chosen to intern at Daphne Montgomery-Carter’s stables so that she can observe the program’s security director – her father, Clay Maynard. Trying to reconcile the wonderful man she’s getting to know with the monster her mother described, Taylor never expects to become the target of a real monster, the man who murdered the mother of the little girls she works with at the stable. Neither does she expect to fall for Ford Elkhart, Daphne’s son, who is dealing with his own demons. As family and friends gather for a wedding, Taylor starts to imagine a permanent life in Baltimore. Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter (Paperback – $17). Original Heartbreakers Series. Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis’ past is full of memories she’d rather forget. But there’s one she can’t shake – her long-standing crush on former Army Ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out – but his every heated glance makes her want to join him … Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off steam with no strings attached. Though he craves Dorothea night and day, he’s as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her … But soon Daniel must make a choice – take a chance on love or walk away forever. The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart (Paperback – $17). Chesapeake Diaries Series. Architect Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers. Newly divorced, she’s focused on building ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay for her father’s construction company. Traveling to Cannonball Island – where there has been no new construction in nearly 100 years – Cass is sensitive to the heritage of the island and has come up with plans so perfect she’s determined to buy a home for herself. Even the fact that Owen Parker – a local whom she dismisses as a lightweight and a player – seems to be everywhere isn’t enough to deter her from building her dream house … Owen Parker is sinfully handsome and wickedly clever, a magnet for mischief as well as girls. He’s a rolling stone, doing whatever appeals to him. When an old friend offers him a job salvaging a sunken ship on the Chesapeake Bay, Owen accepts. It’s time to head home to
Crime & Mystery & Thriller Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich (Paperback Release – $18). Stephanie Plum Series. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded up with Bogart ice cream and a dead body – frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans … As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who’s putting employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs – who are naked and afraid – and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella … Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have “virtually no marketable skills,” these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best. The Short Drop by Matthew Fitzsimmons (Trade Paperback – $29). Gibson Vaughn Series. A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard – then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency – disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession … For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal – Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard’s security asks for Gibson’s help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand … Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family – and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard’s bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth. American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Paperback Reissue – $20). Mitch Rapp Series. Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world ... and then tragedy struck. Terrorists attacked innocent American citizens, and Rapp’s girlfriend was among the murdered. Two hundred and seventy souls
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4 Crime & Mystery & Thriller continued perished on that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. Now he wants retribution … Two decades of cutthroat partisan politics have left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. America must confront Islamic terrorism with full force. Stansfield directs his protegee, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command – men who do not exist … What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Six months of intense training have prepared him to take the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the terrorist attack. Rapp then moves on to Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn’t know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions … Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American assassin. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett (Paperback Reissue – $17). It is 1944 and weeks before D-Day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phoney armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be scuppered if an enemy agent found out … and then, Hitler’s prize agent, “The Needle,” does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-Boat. But he hasn’t planned for a storm-battered island, and the remarkable young woman who lives there. The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth (Paperback Release – $20). The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world’s security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God … As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man’s identity, locate him and take him out. Tasked with what seems like an impossible job is an ex-US marine who has risen through the ranks to become one of America’s most effective intelligence chiefs … Now known only as The Tracker, he must gather what scant evidence there is, collate it and unmask The Preacher if he is to prevent the next spate of violent deaths. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair. All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris (Paperback Release – $17). Aurora Teagarden Series. Small-town Southern librarian Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends, and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there’s an even worse discovery-at the kids’ last known destination, a dead body. While the local police and sheriff’s department comb the county for the missing kids and
Crime & Mystery & Thriller continued interview everyone even remotely involved, Aurora and her new husband, true crime writer Robin Crusoe, begin their own investigation. Could the death and kidnappings have anything to do with a group of bullies at the middle school? Is Phillip’s disappearance related to Aurora’s father’s gambling debts? Or is Phillip himself, new to town and an unknown quantity, responsible for taking the other children? But regardless of the reason, as the days go by, the most important questions remain. Are the kids still alive? Who could be concealing them? Where could they be? With Christmas approaching, Aurora is determined to find her brother … if he’s still alive …
Fantasy & Paranormal Romance The Exile by C.T. Adams (Paperback – $17). Book of the Fae Series. Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists – and real magic supplies to witches and warlocks. The magical painting that hangs in Brianna’s apartment is the last portal between the fae and human worlds. A shocking magical assault on her home reveals to Brianna that her father, High King Liu of the Fae, is under attack. With the help of her gargoyle, Pug, her friend David, and Angelo, a police detective who doesn’t believe in magic, Brianna recovers what was stolen from her and becomes an unwilling potential heir to the throne. Bring the Heat by G.A. Aiken (Paperback – $17). Dragon Kin Series. He says: I, Aidan the Divine, am, well, divine. My name was given to me by the Dragon Queen herself! I’m a delight! Cheerful. Charming. And a mighty warrior who is extremely handsome with a very large and well-hidden hoard of gold. I am also royal born, despite the fact that most in my family are horrendous beings that don’t deserve to live. And yet, Branwen the Awful – a low-born, no less – either tells me to shut up, or, worse, ignores me completely … She says: I’ll admit, I ignore Aidan the Divine because it annoys him. A lot. But we have so much to do right now, I can’t worry about why he keeps staring at me, or why he always sits so close, or why he keeps looking at me like he’s thinking about kissing me. We have our nations to save and no time for such bloody foolishness ... no matter how good Aidan looks or how long his spiked tail is. Because if we’re going to win this war before it destroys everything we love, we’ll have to face our enemies together, side by side, and without distractions. But if we make it out alive, who knows what the future will hold. Rituals by Kelley Armstrong (Trade Paperback – $30). Cainsville Series. When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family, but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fallout, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn’t resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents’ crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town; their investigation soon revealed Celtic mysteries at work in Cainsville, and also entangled Olivia in a tense love triangle with the calculating Gabriel and her charming biker boyfriend, Ricky. Worse, troubling visions revealed to Olivia that the three of them were reenacting an ancient drama pitting the elders of Cainsville against the mysterious Huntsmen with Olivia as the prize. It turns out a third supernatural force has been at work all along, a dark and malevolent entity that has had its eye on Olivia since she was a baby and wants to win at any cost.
5 Fantasy & Paranormal Romance continued White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland (Paperback – $17). White Trash Zombie Series. Angel Crawford has finally pulled herself together (literally!) after her disastrous dismemberment on Mardi Gras. She’s putting the pieces of her life back in order and is ready to tackle whatever the future holds … Too bad the future is a nasty bitch. There’s a new kind of zombie in town: mindless shamblers, infectious and ravenous … With the threat of a full-blown shambler pandemic looming, and a loved one stricken, Angel and the “real” zombies scramble to find a cure. Yet when Angel uncovers the true reason the plague is spreading so quickly, she adds “no-holds-barred revenge” to her to-do list … Angel is busting her ass dealing with shambling hordes, zombie gators, government jerks, and way too many mosquitos, but this white trash chick ain’t giving up … Good thing, since the fate of the world is resting on her undead shoulders. So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks (Paperback – $17). Embraced Series. Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knew that she was born with the magical powers of the Embraced – even if she did not know how to wield them. But she has finally learned the truth: Brigitta is the lost princess of the kingdom of Tourin. She was sent into hiding as an infant to escape the wrath of her half brother, the king. And now he knows just where to find her … Rupert is a notorious pirate and sorcerer who can harness the wind with his hands. He’s spent most of his life plotting revenge on the evil king – and Rupert believes that Brigitta could be the key to finally destroying his enemy. But what begins as a kidnapping of the innocent beauty escalates into something deeper and more passionate than either captor or captive could have imagined. Rupert soon vows to protect Brigitta against the king – but will they survive long enough to find their happily ever after ... or does fate have something else in store?
Historical & Regency Romance The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Paperback – $17). Penhallow Dynasty Series. Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan and master of Castle Tadgh, is forced to end his carefree bachelorhood, thanks to an ancient decree that requires him to marry. But Alasdair’s search for a biddable wife comes to a screeching halt when Fate serves up Fiona Douglass. Prickly as a thistle, Fiona challenges him at every turn, rendering herself surprisingly irresistible. Her love would be a prize indeed ... if Alasdair could accept it … Fiona gave her heart once and doesn’t plan to repeat that folly. Yet she finds herself drawn to Alasdair’s intelligence and strength, and the passion he incites goes well beyond her expectations for what’s only a marriage of expedience. Despite herself, she’s falling in love with her husband … But there’s a high wall between them – and Fiona’s not sure it can ever be torn down. When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington (Paperback – $17). Capturing the Carlisles Series. Annabelle Green needs a husband – and quickly. To inherit the only home she’s ever known, she must be married by her 25th birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just whom to turn to ... Quinn can hardly believe that the shy, bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking ... and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He’ll help Belle
Historical & Regency Romance continued find a husband and be on his way. But if he can’t control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames – of wicked desire. My Fair Lover by Nicole Jordan (Paperback – $17). Legendary Lovers Series. Lady Katherine Wilde believes she has crushed any lingering romantic feelings toward Brandon Deverill, who spurned her six years ago. And now that the rough-edged rogue needs polishing to claim his inheritance, she’s willing to strike a practical bargain: Kate will mold the brash privateer into an acceptable English nobleman if Deverill will safeguard her from brigands on a voyage to recover lost family treasure. However, the soul-melting kiss that seals their agreement just may reignite blazing passion … Brandon’s fortitude was sorely tested when he turned Kate away from his bed all those years ago. Even a rake such as he wouldn’t seduce an innocent beauty before sailing into battle. But now that he’s inherited a title and must take a suitable bride, he sets his sights on Kate. Though he fiercely desires her, true love is a notion that baffles him – until their adventure turns perilous and Brandon realizes he’d gladly trade his life to save the woman who has captured his heart. Once a Rebel by Mary Jo Putney (Paperback – $17). Rogues Redeemed Series. As Washington burns, Callista Brooke is trapped in the battle between her native England and her adopted homeland. She is on the verge of losing everything, including her life, when a handsome Englishman cuts through the violent crowd to claim that she is his. Callie falls into her protector’s arms, recognizing that he is no stranger, but the boy she’d once loved, a lifetime ago … Lord George Gordon Audley had been Callie’s best friend, and it was to Gordon she turned in desperation to avoid a loathsome arranged marriage. But the repercussions of his gallant attempt to rescue her sent Callie packing to Jamaica, and Gordon on a one way trip to the penal colony of Australia … Against all odds, Gordon survived. Finding Callie is like reclaiming his tarnished soul, and once again he vows to do whatever is necessary to protect her and those she loves. But the innocent friendship they shared as children has become a dangerous passion that may save or destroy them when they challenge the aristocratic society that exiled them both … Highland Spitfire by Mary Wine (Paperback – $17). Highland Weddings Series. Two hotheaded Highlanders, the offspring of feuding lairds, are tricked by the King’s Regent into a desperate choice: marry or die. Bhaic MacPherson is more disposed to lead his clan into battle than stay married to the daughter of his enemy. But perhaps the intensity of his feelings has more to do with desire than hostility. Ailis Robertson wanted a husband, not a savage-but when her family was faced with a deadly ultimatum, she had no choice. The union of a MacPherson and a Robertson could end three generations of hostilities between the two families, but can bitter rivals truly become lovers?
Mainstream & Chick Lit Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Paperback Release – $20). A murder ... A tragic accident ... Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead … Madeline is a force to be reckoned with: witty, noisy and passionate. She remembers everything and forgives no one … Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. But perfection is often an illusion … Jane is a single mum with a mysterious past who carries a sadness beyond her years … These three women, all with children starting at the same school, are about to tell the little lies that can turn lethal ...
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Summary of This Month’s Books Author
Bring the Heat
The Laird Takes a Bride
The Summer That Made Us*
C Coulter & J. T. Ellison
The Devil's Triangle#
The Duchess Deal
The Short Drop
Eye of the Needle
The Kill List
When the Scoundrel Sins
All the Little Liars#
Pretend You're Safe
My Fair Lover
Julie Anne Long
Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap
You Say It First
Big Little Lies#
Searching for Disaster*
Mary Jo Putney
Once a Rebel
Secrets in Death*
Stars of Fortune#
Monster in the Closet#
White Trash Zombie Unchained
Can't Hardly Breathe
So I Married a Sorcerer
The Chesapeake Bride
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