Monday, November 1

November New Releases

It’s that time again – a new month is upon us and a whole new slew of books to look forward to. I’m especially excited because this time around, I’ll be buying some of these books in Georgia!

Ok, so here’s what we’re looking forward to.

November 2

When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer
published by St. Martin’s Press
Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he's named by the Prince Regent as one of society's "Impossible Bachelors," Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of "Most Delectable Companion" gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status...until his latest lightskirt abandons him.

Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry's childhood friend- actually, "foe" is more like it-is the most unlikely companion of all. She's attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It's time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all...but will it lead to "happily ever after"?
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Impossible Bachelors, Book #1

Ames: I don’t know about you guys, but this book sounds UBER CUTE. From the title to the fact that they’re childhood foes. I’m really looking forward to this debut novel, even if it is from St. Martin’s Press (which I hate, y’all).

Nath: Great minds think alike Ames! This book totally caught my attention when I was looking for new releases :) It does sound cute and fun :) I'm expecting a lot of banter and witty comments. By the way, St. Martin's Press is not too bad when it comes to paperback...

Ames: When it comes to pricing out their e-books they're horrible, even for paperbacks. Jerks.

Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
published by Berkley
As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride's vision. She just can't see where her own life is headed. Mechanic Malcomb Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker is no exception. Both know that moving from minor flirtation to major hook-up is a serious step. Parker's business risks have always paid off, but now she'll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart...
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Bride Quartet, Book #4

Ames: I have to admit, I already read this. Haha. I did enjoy it but it’s not my favorite. I’ll be buying it for my mom to read. LOL

Nath: Looking forward to it :) I haven't warmed up much to Parker, but Malcom is yummy yummy. Hopefully, Ms Roberts wraps up the series well.

Monroe: : I haven't caught up in this series yet BUT I love what I've read thus far! ;) I'm really starting to get into Nora's books so I can't wait to pick this one up!

Inside Out by Lauren Dane
published by Berkley
In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, Ella Tipton has spent each day putting her life back together. She doesn't have any room for romance, but that doesn't mean she has to stop admiring the scenery.

Sexy security professional Andrew Copeland is no stranger to women, but he knows Ella is something different. Determined to get her to let him in, Andy does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defense-and before long, all that skin on skin contact with have them both turning inside out.
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: Related to Laid Bare and Coming Undone

Ames: I love love love Lauren Dane and she’s an auto-buy author for me. It’s all good.

Monroe: Ames got me on this author so of course I'll get this one! ;P

Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs
published by Berkley
Shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn leads a dangerous existence. Now she must return home for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find he's not dead, but ensorcelled by the ae'Magi, using him as a conduit to destroy Aralorn and Wolf. She must overcome this mysterious mist or fall to the blackest of magic.
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Sequel to Masques

Ames: It’s Patricia Briggs. ‘Nuff said.

Nath: It's on my TBB list as well, just because Ms Briggs is the author. I haven't enjoyed her fantasy as much as her urban fantasy books, but I'm not giving up.

Monroe: I ditto Ames comment! lol

His Sinful Secret by Emma Wildes
published by Signet Eclipse
Betrothed to one brother, then married to another, Julianne Sutton finds herself a pawn in an unknown game. The enigmatic new Marquess of Longhaven knows all about the art of deception but he's baffled by innocence. His new wife is trusting, lovely, and utterly bewitching. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that she has secrets of her own. As he battles a ruthless enemy, he quickly learns that love has an entirely different set of rules.
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Notorious Bachelors, Book #3

Ames: I really enjoyed the 2nd book (review pending at Book Binge) so I can’t wait to read the last book in this trilogy. Emma is definitely one of my favorite historical writers.

Nath: Really looking forward to this book. I like the premise and I'm looking forward for Julianne to turn the world of Longhaven upside down :P

Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
published by Berkley
In his position as Tracker for the SnowDancer pack, Drew Kincaid must rein in rogue changelings who've lost control of their animal halves- even if it means killing those who've gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage-to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite...and who threatens to enslave his wolf.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Psy/Changeling, Book #9

Ames: I am a few books behind in this series BUT Nalini is an auto-buy author for me, so I’m getting this. Woot.

Nath: Indigo and Drew!!! Woohoo. I'm really looking forward for this book, not only because Ms Singh is the author or the Psy-Changelings series is one of the best series out there, but for the characters!! :) I love the changelings of this series.

Monroe: THIS SERIES ROCKS!!!! I melt over each book as I read them so this book will be bought ASAP!

The Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien
published by New American Library
Anne Neville, daughter of the powerful Earl of Warwick, grows up during the War of the Roses, a time when kings and queens are made and destroyed in an on-going battle for the ultimate prize: the throne of England. As a child Anne falls in love with the ambitious, proud Richard of Gloucester, third son of the House of York. But when her father is branded a traitor, her family must flee to exile in France. As Anne matures into a beautiful, poised woman, skillfully navigating the treacherous royal court of Margaret of Anjou, she secretly longs for Richard, who has become a great man under his brother's rule. But as their families scheme for power, Anne must protect her heart from betrayals on both sides-and from the man she has always loved, and cannot bring herself to trust.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: n/a

Ames: Holy shit this book sounds awesome.

Monroe: : Ooooo it does sound good! Must get my paws on this one!

Pegasus by Robin McKinley
published by Penguin
Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pagasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own Pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially-trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.
But its different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.
Genre: Young Adult
Series: n/a

Ames: I’ve seen this around blogland and I’m curious.

Nath: Hmmmm, sounds pretty interesting :) I really like the fact that YA authors are exploring every possible fantasy creature possible.

Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb
published by Putnam
First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.

Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.

As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarefied circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in-and into the perverted heart of madness...
Genre: Futuristic, romantic suspense
Series: In Death series, Book #38

Nath: One of the greatest series out there in my opinion. I just love the dynamics of the characters and the cases and of course, Eve and Roarke. The last few installments have been so-so, but reviews for this one have been pretty encouraging so far :P In any case, I learned my lesson a long time ago and I can't just stop this series :P

Deadly Intent by Kylie Brant
published by Berkley
Forensic linguist Macy Reid is an expert on kidnapping, having been abducted when she was a child. So, she is the perfect investigator to be called in when a Denver tycoon's eleven-year-old daughter is abducted-for the second time. But Macy's biggest stumbling block may be a member of her own team: Kellan Burke, the wise-cracking, rule- breaking investigator who relishes getting under Macy's skin-and who just may be the man to help her confront the demons from her past.
Genre: romantic suspense
Series: Mindhunters, Book #4

Nath: I've been meaning to try this author for a while already. I actually even have her debut author in my TBR pile, but haven't picked it up yet. This one though just sounds good :P

Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas
published by Berkley
Ever since she claimed Harmony, Texas, as her home, eighteen-year-old Reagan Truman finds herself drawn to other who have made their way here. Shaped by the loneliness she's known most of her life, Reagan has finally found a place she belongs-and doesn't want anything to get in her way. But when her life is put in jeopardy and the whole town comes together to save her, she'll discover that learning to trust the love that's come into our hearts is the greatest gift of all.
Genre: contemporary romance
Series: Harmony, Book #2

Nath: I love, love, LOVE Ms Thomas' contemporary romance books :)

November 3

Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin
published by Orbit
In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it. . .
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Inheritance Trilogy, Book #2

Ames: I’ve heard good things for Hundred Thousand Kingdoms so I’m intrigued to see how this one will measure up.

Nath: Oh, I'm always on the look-out for fantasy series... This sounds pretty interesting and I have a weakness for blind characters... Guess I'm going to research this series a little bit more in depth :)

November 9

Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry
published by Harlequin
Boundaries. The key to how corporate lawyer Alexandra Knight manages her busy life. However, lately all her precisely drawn lines are getting blurred. Blame it on her out-of-control biological clock that is ignoring her single status…and on Ethan Stone.

Because her sexy, no-strings colleague has posed an outrageous solution to her dilemma: he''ll be her baby daddy. This from the guy who avoids all commitment? Okay, so they're attracted to each other. Really, really attracted. But crossing the line from coworker to co-parent with Ethan could ruin Alex for all other men. After all, when you've had the best…
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: n/a

Ames: It shows you how much I love Sarah Mayberry when I would read something about a woman with an out of control biological clock (of which there’s nothing I hate more – says the girl who’s biological clock manifests itself with a puppy instead of a baby). But still, it’s SM and I really enjoy her writing and I can’t wait!

Nath: Sigh, whenever Ms Mayberry has a release out, I have a difficult decision to make ^_^; While I've enjoyed some of her books, I don't love her like so many do... So I always hesitate. I actually wasn't going to get this one, but I might be swayed by a review at Dear Author...

November 30

Not That Kind of Girl by Susan Donovan
published by St. Martin’s Press
Roxanne Bloom is through with love. Fresh on the heels of a bad break-up, she's decided to devote all her time to her man-slamming website-and her man-hating dog, Lilith. But this pit-bull-Boxer is so good at unleashing her fury (and her owner's) that the male victims keep piling up.and now it's time to get some sensitivity training. Enter Eli Gallagher, one of the best-and hottest-canine experts in town.

The more Eli gets to know Roxie, the more he senses that she's been hurt by men in the past-just like her dog. With a little gentle prodding, and a whole lot of patience, Eli hopes to gain Roxie's trust and soothe her broken heart. Eli can see that Roxie's bark is way worse than her bite. But she's not putting her guard down just yet-even if she is falling deeply, madly,doggedly in love with him...
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: San Francisco Dog-Walkers series, Book #3

Ames: I really enjoy Susan’s writing and with this series she’s focused on dog owners. Happy dance and of course I’ll buy it. :P

Nath: I've enjoyed Ms Donovan books in the past, but there's just something about this series that isn't working for me. I still have the first two books in my TBR pile and have no envy to pick them up, sigh. I guess I'm going to pass over this till I actually read the other two.

Monroe: Im actually reading the second book in this series now!!! I LOVE Susan Donovan and I eat each one of her books up! Oh and I too love books about animals!

Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer
published by St. Martin’s Press
Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn't most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiancé, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy's ploy to trap her in a betrothal.

A good spy flies below the radar. Which is why being named one of the Prince Regent's "Impossible Bachelors" is so inconvenient for Nicholas Staunton. Every society female will be out to ensnare him. Nicholas needs a fiancée-and Poppy's ruse is the answer. How could he have known she'd be a brazen, sensual siren with an irresistible taste for adventure? Now nothing less will do than to convince his fiery Poppy to revoke her spinster status, for good.
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Impossible Bachelors, Book #2

Ames: Ok, the only way I’ll buy this book is if I enjoy the first one. So I’m tentatively looking forward to this book. Especially when there’s a hot spinster. I love hot spinsters.

Nath: Agree with you Ames! However, these books sound so good! I really am looking forwards to them with high hopes :P

Thieves Like Us by Starr Ambrose 
published by Simon & Schuster
Her ex stole the jewels, but this bad boy just stole her heart...

After ditching the ruthless Banner Westfield, aka "the world's worst husband," sexy and fiercely guarded Janet Aims thinks the least she deserves for surviving attempted murder is a chance to cash in on her losses. Step one is hocking the wedding ring and ridiculously tacky necklace given to her by her conniving ex.

But just when Janet thinks she's buried the past, the police claim that the necklace is part of the stolen Pellinni Jewel collection. Which means that even prison can't stop Banner from dumping her smack in the middle of his evil schemes again.

With Colombian gangsters and jewel thieves hot on her trail, Janet has no choice but to turn to smoldering ex-con Rocky Hernandez, the one man who can make her fragile heart pound. Partnering up with a certified hottie who knows the ins and outs of Detroit's seedy underbelly as well as he does a woman's body might have its perks if Janet's life-and her heart-weren't on the line...
Genre: contemporary romance
Series: none

Nath: I read Ms Ambrose debut novel, Lie to Me, and quite enjoyed it. Her second book is still sitting in my TBR pile, probably because the story's premise is about a political scandal background which is something I'm not fond of. However, I love jewel thief/cat bugler theme and have a feeling that once I buy this book, I'll be reading it very soon :P


Rowena said...

Wow, the only books that were on my radar on this list was the Nora Roberts one but the first book you guys mentioned looks like it'd be a fun read. Must look into that one. Thanks for the heads up.

Marg said...

The Nora Roberts is the one that I am most excited about this month!

Tabitha said...

*thump* That's the sound of my wallet dropping. Lol. I have the Roberts, Dane, Mayberry, Singh, Brant, Robb, and now thanks to you guys Kramer too because it sounds cute to me as well. Aaaaah, so many books!!

~ames~ said...

Wena-You're welcome. :P

Marg-I spoiled myself for the Nora when I visited Holly in September. I should have waited because I was really looking forward to that too and now there's nothing. LOL I usurped my feeling of anticipation. haha

Tabitha-I know! So many books so little time!! I hope you enjoy the Kramer books. I can't wait to read them.

Isabel said...

The first book sounds interesting. The rest? I'll wait until you guys review them. :)

Leslie said...

I like the childhood foes too! I saw this author's books and have the 1st requested the 1st from the library.

Happy Ever After – so looking forward to this last book in the series. Not only for Parker and Mal’s story but to reading about the three previous couples. I’ll be sad to see the end of this one.

I’m few behind o f Psy/Changeling series but will eventually get to this one.

In Death, of course.

Jodi Thomas – yep. :)

I’m reading The Best Laid Plans now. I like it but… needs more romance.

Christine said...

I hesitated clicking over here... my to buy list is already out of control. I usually don't get around to buying all of them anyway, but still... the list is nuts. Anyway, Roberts for sure! ! I'm fourth on the list at the library. I hope whoever has it first through third are really fast readers! ;P

Emma Wildes' Notorious Bachelors series sounds really fun. I think I have book 2... Nalini Singh is an autobuy so that's easy.. the rest look interesting, too!

I've wanted to read Hundred Thousand Kingdoms for a while now.. my library has it and will most likely get this one, too. HOpefully I'll get to this series. It sounds cool.

Thanks for the list and commentary, ladies! :)

nath said...

Rowena - Seriously, Rowena? This month is such a great release month :P Definitively look into the Kieran Kramer :) It's her debut novel and it just sounds too cute to pass :P

Marg - LOL, from the online indicator, you're not the only one looking forward to the NR, Marg! Wow, it's going like hot bread! :P

Tabitha - LMAO, Tabs! Ca-ching! That's the sound of the bookstore cash register ^_^; Well you know, you don't have to get them all right away... can spread them out and keep some for December.

Isabel - LOL, I hope I'll get to review everything I want. I'm so behind, it's not even funny ^_^;

Leslie - Woohoo :) I hope you won't have to wait long for it to be processed. Ugh, I don't know why, but the St. Martin's Press releases are never getting to the bookstores on time, sigh :( You might actually get your hands on it from the library before me! In which case, you'll have to let me know :)

Awww, don't be sad for the Happy Ever After. Think ahead, think to the next series/trilogy/quartet that NR will write :P Hopefully, it'll be contemporary and even more romantic.

Oh, looking forward to your thoughts on the Mayberry. By the way, I think you're going to enjoy the Thomas better this time around :)

Christine - LOL, I was wondering what you'd have to say about our list this month, Christine :P

Yep, yep, Singh is auto-buy for me as well :) Hope you get the Roberts soon.

Hmmm, I should check out my library for the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms as well. Didn't think about it LOL.

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Thanks for this great list! So many great books to check out this month! I am especially been looking forward to "Pegasus" by Robin McKinley. I have been a fan of hers for a long time!

Screenwriting Software said...

Can't wait for Nora Roberts new one. Love the Bride Quartet! The Virgin Widow also looks great. Haven't read a good historical novel in a while. Thanks for the list!

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Hey, thanks for the list. I've been hearing good things RE: Pegasus. Love Robin also! :)