Still, there's a bit of time left before that happens so let's talk books :)
Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she’s dangerous. Charged with protecting his people’s most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It’s a task he’s never hesitated to complete…until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might yet prove the enemy’s most insidious weapon.Genre: paranormal romance
Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor, and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity itself. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die…
Series: Psy-Changelings, Book #9 (counting novellas)
Nath: Wooohooo, another Psy-changelings book!! I really love her writing :D I'm curious to see where Ms Singh is going to take us with this book.
Ames: I caught up to this series and each book brings us closer to the one I cannot wait for!
Monroe: This is an author I've been really wanting to try out. I KNOW what's wrong with me, but you know I'm always the last one on the band wagon! ;o)
Chantal: I want to read this, too. I wish it was Hawk's book, though.
Kindred in Death by J.D.Robb
When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.Genre: Romantic Suspense, futuristic
Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena's body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.
When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice.
Series: In Death series, Book #35
Nath: New Eve & Roarke book :D Yay!! I miss them, it's been a while. I think they should change the releases schedule so the wait is more even :) Anyway, the story sounds interesting. I'm just surprised that the case is again related to NYPD cops.
Chantal: I'll pick up the new In Death book but I wont read it for a long time. I'm still way behind on the series.
Ain't Too Proud To Beg by Susan Donovan
Josie Sheehan collects failed relationships the way some women collect designer handbags. Now, at thirty-five, she has exactly one male in her life: her Labradoodle, Genghis. In fact Josie, along with the three very single women in her dog-walking group, has recently sworn off men, resigning herself to long walks in the park with her devoted, four-legged friend. All bets are off, however, when she meets Rick Rousseau, a pet-company CEO who is smart, sexy, and, best of all, head-over-heels for Josie. Even Genghis, an excellent judge of character, seems to know that Rick is the real deal. But just when Josie starts to think that she has found something more enduring than puppy love, she discovers that Rick has a complicated past-and a secret that could put the woman he loves in serious danger...Genre: contemporary romance
Series: Book #1 of a trilogy
Nath: Ms Donovan is usually hit and miss for me. I'm not too sure about the blurb, but I do like the cover though... so I'm hoping for a hit :D
Chantal: Ohhh, it sounds so cute! I can't recall if I've ever read this author. Perhaps I'll start with this book.
Monroe: Oh I LOVE Susan Donovan and this cover is just too pretty! Cant wait!
Skin Game by Ava Gray (aka Ann Aguirre)
A beautiful fugitive—wanted dead or alive.Genre: paranormal romance
Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one thing: her target’s strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist—anything she wants… for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns her gift toward avenging her father’s murder; with deadly patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerard Serrano’s inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride.
A hit man who never misses the mark.
Reyes has nothing but his work. Pity for Kyra, he’s the best and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He’s been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash—and bring her back to face Serrano’s “justice.” Dead will do, if he can’t locate the loot. He’s never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce heat and her outlaw heart. So Reyes has a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.
Series: Skin series, Book #1
Ames: There are favorable reviews out for this one and I know Rosie liked it.
Nath: Ouhhhh, I didn't pay attention to this release, because I didn't like Grimspace. However, now that I read the blurb... Hmmmm, sounds good :D Might be worth a look.
Me and My Shadow by Katie MacAlister
May Northcott is a woman at the end of her rope. She’d almost gotten used to her employer, the ex-demon lord Magoth, spending his days hanging around her home and interrupting her private moments with her dragon lover Gabriel. Then trouble appears in the form of a nearly dead man on her doorstep.Genre: paranormal romance
With May fighting to control the dragon shard, Magoth wrangling to regain his position and powers, and a mysterious and deadly dragon bent on their destruction, Gabriel has his work cut out for him. Now, he’ll have to claw his way through all the distractions and convince May that their love is strong enough to conquer all of their enemies.
Series: Silver Dragon series, Book #3
Chantal: I'm very excited for this book. It's the newest Dragon book!!
Queen of Songs & Souls by C.L. Wilson
The first deadly battles of the new Mage Wars have been fought, and victory has been won at a terrible price. As the toll of an unfulfilled matebond and the torment of war begins tips Rain towards madness, Ellysetta knows if she cannot find a way to defeat the darkness growing inside her and complete the truemate bond, Rain will die and she will become the prophesied monster Vadim Maur uses to destroy the Fey and enslave the World.Genre: Fantasy romance
Series: The Fading Lands novel, the Tairen Souls Series, Book #4
Ames: This is another series I discovered this past year and I've already seen reviews for this one. One of my most anticipated reads this year. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this one.
No Reservations by Lauren Dane and Megan Hart
Kate and Leah are heading for Vegas with no reservations. Both on the run from their new boyfriends and the baggage these guys have brought with them from other women. And the biggest playground in the west has many sensual thrills to offer two women with an appetite for fun. Meanwhile, the boyfriends, Dix and Brandon, realise you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone, and pursue the girls to the city of sin to launch the most arduous methods of seduction to win the girls back. This book features none-stop action with a twist of romance from two of the most exciting writers in American erotica today.Genre: Erotica romance
Ames: Love both these authors, bound to be a good, hot read. I need that for these chilly days. LOL
Chantal: I lurve Megan Hart.
Monroe: Megan Hart?!?! DONE! I'll read it FO SHO!
Chill by Stephanie Rowe
A man with no pastGenre: romantic suspense
Luke Webber thought he'd erased his entire history. New name, new life, no paper trail. He thought that up in the wilds of Alaska no one would find him. He was wrong.
A woman with no future
When Isabella shows up on his doorstep, she's got a bullet in her shoulder, and all that Luke's been trying to avoid is hot on her trail. Without his help, she'll die. But helping her will mean surrendering everything—his body, his heart…and quite possibly his life.
Series: Sequel to Ice
Nath: I've enjoyed Ms Rowe's previous books. I have Ice in my TBR pile and depending on how much I like it, I will be getting this book :)
Chantal: This sounds like one of those books where the hero doesn't want to like (thus fall in love) with the heroine, but his heart gets captured so he has no choice. I like that kind of story.
Home for the Holidays by Sarah Mayberry
Joe Lawson has a thing for his new neighbor Hannah Napier. As a single dad, he shouldn't be thinking what he is about her. Still, that doesn't stop them from getting close. And the way she connects with his kids, it's as if they're a family.Genre: Harlequin SuperRomance, contemporary romance
Turns out it's too good to be true. Seems Hannah has plans that don't include staying in Melbourne. Joe won't stand between her and her dreams, even though letting her go is nearly impossible. The holidays are looking grim, with him and his kids missing Hannah like crazy. But it is the season of surprises, and Hannah may have one for them!
Ames: Ooh, I'm very INTERESTED in that Sarah Mayberry. Not sure if I'm going to buy it though.
Nath: Sarah Mayberry is THE Harlequin author at the moment in blogland. So I might get this book... although I'm not sure about the blurb.
Ice by Linda Howard
Gabriel McQueen has only just arrived home on holiday leave from the service when his county-sheriff father sends him back out again with new marching orders. A brewing ice storm, and a distant neighbor who's fallen out of contact, have the local lawman concerned. So he enlists Gabriel to make the long haul to the middle of nowhere, and make sure Lolly Helton is safe and sound. It's a trip the younger McQueen would rather not make given the bitter winter weather-and the icy conditions that have always existed between him and Lolly.Genre: romantic suspense
But there's no talking back when your dad is the town's top cop. And there's no turning back when night falls just as Gabriel arrives-and discovers that the weather outside isn't the only thing that's frightful. Spotting strangers in Lolly's home-one of them packing a weapon-is all it takes to kick Gabriel into combat mode. And his stealth training is all he needs to extract Lolly from the house without alerting her captors. But when the escape is discovered, the heat-and the hunt-are on. And the winter woods are nowhere to be once the ice storm touches down, dropping trees, blocking roads, and trapping the fleeing pair in the freezing dark.
Nath: I enjoyed Burn enough to be eying Ice. This is Ms Howard second release this year, which kind of came as a surprise. I might not buy it, but I'll definitively read it somehow :)
Our Little Secret by Starr Ambrose
Lauren Sutherland's sister made a big mistake when she married the powerful and much older Senator Creighton. The senator's son Drew agrees. But the newlyweds have disappeared and even the FBI can't find them. Venturing into the elite Washington social scene, Lauren and Drew discover an elaborate web of explicit photos and blackmail, and a fiery attraction they can barely control...Genre: romantic suspense
Nath: I enjoyed Ms Starr's debut novel last year and that's why I'm considering this one. However, once again, the blurb sounds so-so. I'm not a big fan of politician characters ^_^; But if this is as funny as Lie To Me, it'll be worth it :D
So what about you? Which new releases are you anticipating? Did we miss any that are must-buy or interesting?