Friday, December 4

December Releases

So, what are we looking forward to in December?

Well not a lot :( I admit I'm quite surprised at the amount of books coming out in December. It seems that December is a low month... Is it because of the holiday season? I would actually expect the opposite... Lots of new books coming out and being bought as gifts. Ah well, perhaps it's to allow us, readers, to save a bit of money and buy more gifts? :)

Although there aren't as many releases coming out, they are still quite interesting :D

December 1

Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye
Rich, the epitome of "anti-domestic," can't cook to save his life, and his idea of cleaning his apartment is to invite his mother over. But he's ready to settle down, and he can't stop thinking about the ex-girlfriend who got away. When he notices that his soon-to-be-married friends cooked and cleaned their way into their women's hearts, he asks his friend Becca to help transform him into a nurturing man to win back his ex.

Rich is the only guy who's taken the time to know Becca for herself. She decides she'll give him the makeover he's asking for, though she'll be damned if she's going to turn him into a domestic god for another woman. She wants Rich for herself, but how can she convince him that her kitchen and her bedroom are the only domestic locales he desires?
Genre: contemporary romance
Series: Domestic Gods, Book #3

Ames: Look at that cover! LOL I've been wanting to read contemporaries lately and this looks good. Also, friends to lovers!!

Monroe: Awww Ames this one is perfect for you! lol I know how you love your friends become lovers! This sounds like it will be an adorable book and I bet funny too! I love guys that are totally incompetent when it comes daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning! lol

December 8

Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kin's treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heir--all for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world--and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness.

While I may have rejected the monarchy, I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. My kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. I must get to the bottom of these horrendous murders, even if that means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother, my rival for fey loyalties in Los Angeles.
But even stranger things are happening. Mortals I once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations. Though I am innocent, dark suspicions of banned magical activities swirl around me.

I thought I'd left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. I had dreamed of an idyllic life in sunny L.A. with my beloved ones beside me. But it becomes time to wake up and realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever--even if they're magical.
Genre: paranormal/urban fantasy
Series: Meredith Gentry, book #8

Ames: My crack. I can't deny myself. But I know I'll be getting this from the library until the MMP comes out.

December 22

Scoundrel's Kiss by Carrie Lofty
Turning his back on his old life as a rogue, Gavriel de Marqueda has joined a monastic order in Spain and taken a vow of chastity. Before he becomes a monk, he must pass one final test: help a woman who has lost her way. But when he lays eyes on Ada of Keyworth, he is tempted beyond measure by her sultry beauty and dangerous curves. Far from her home in England, Ada has been battling inner demons for more than a year. When she discovers that her only friend has abandoned her, she has no choice but to grudgingly accept Gavriel's help. But Ada is not fooled. Though Gavriel wears the robes of a monk, Ada sees that he is a virile man who looks at her with a hunger that matches her own - one that begs to be satisfied again and again.
Genre: historical romance
Series: ?

Ames: Everyone had plenty positive to say about her first book (which is in my tbr pile) so I admit to being interested :P

Monroe: I love anything that has the word scoundrel in it so I'm willing to give it a whirl! ;o)

December 29

Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr

Virgin River is abuzz with the news that a stranger bought the town's abandoned church on eBay. The buyer, a young widowed reverend, is a little like the building itself: in need of some loving care.

Noah Kincaid arrives ready to roll up his sleeves and revitalize his new purchase, but he's going to need some help. An ad in the local paper brings an improbable candidate his way.

"Pastor's assistant" is not a phrase that springs to mind when Noah meets brassy, beautiful Alicia Baldwin. With her colorful clothes and even more colorful past, Alicia needs a respectable job so she can regain custody of her children. Noah can't help but admire her spunk and determination, and she may just be the breath of fresh air he needs.

This unlikely duo may come from two different worlds, but they have more in common than anyone would have expected. And in Virgin River lasting happiness is never out of the question.
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Virgin River, Book #9

Nath: I guess technically, this is a January release, but hey, official date is December 29! Forbidden Falls kicks off the third Virgin River trilogy :) I can't wait for it :D I wonder who will buy a church on eBay!

Ames: Oh cool! I didn't know she had a release coming out. :P LOL I buy all her books but have only read 1. I'm special. haha

Nath: LOL, Ames, you crack me up!

Chantal: I stopped reading the Virgin River books, even though I have them all. I will get this new trilogy. Her covers are pretty :-P

Monroe: This book sounds really cute! I've never read this author!!!

Dark Lady's Chosen by Gail Z. Martin
In Dark Lady’s Chosen, Jonmarc Vahanian battles a vayash moru uprising that threatens to topple the balance of power between mortals and the undead. Martris Drayke, Margolan’s Summoner-king, must find a way to win the siege of Lochlanimar and crush the traitors who threaten his crown. But the price to save his kingdom may be the lives of those he loves most—and his soul.
Genre: fantasy
Series: Chronicles of the Necromancer, Book #4

Nath: I just finished book #1 of the series, The Summoner. I quite enjoyed it, and I have all three books right now. Sometimes, it's nice to be late to a series LOL :) You don't have to wait as long for the next release :) By the time I finish all three books, Dark Lady's Chosen should be in-store :D

Dangerous Highlander by Donna Grant
"First in a breathtaking new series, the bold and passionate Lucan MacLeod--one of three brothers cursed by dark magic for eternity--is driven by desire for the one woman he dare not let himself possess..."

He is magnificently strong--and dangerously seductive. One of the fiercest of his clan, Lucan MacLeod is a legend among warriors, inspiring fear in man and woman alike. For three hundred years, he has locked himself away from the world, hiding the vengeful god imprisoned in his soul. But then, a young lass caught in a raging storm awakens his deepest impulses...and darkest desires.

Cara doesn't believe the rumors about MacLeod castle--until the majestic Highland warrior appears like a fiery vision in the storm, pulling her into his powerful arms, and into his world of magic and Druids. An epic war between good and evil is brewing. And Lucan must battle his all-consuming attraction for Cara--or surrender to the flames of a reckless, impossible love that threatens to destroy them both...
Genre: historical/paranormal romance
Series: Dark Sword, book #1

Chantal: It's book one of a new series. A paranormal AND 'highlander' is in the title. I'm sold!

Monroe: I'm right with you Chantal this book has the best of both worlds in my eyes...I feel a buddy review coming on! :o)

Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles
Once upon a time, Jackie Brighton was a completely forgettable museum docent.

But then she had a one-night stand with a fallen angel and was bitten by a vampire…and now she’s a succubus. Now, she’s turned into a babe, needs sex to survive, and can puts people to sleep with a touch of her fingertips.

Sounds great, right? Except for the fact that she’s caught between both the Heavenly and Infernal Host in an ancient turf-war, and now both sides want a piece of her…
Genre: paranormal romance
Series: Succubus Diaries, book #1

Chantal: It's a new series similar to Richelle Mead's Georgina series. No one has told me that, but when I read the blurb, it sounded a lot like Georgie, so it intrigued me.

Ames: I was looking forward to this one too. It has a pretty cover and it sounds interesting.

Monroe: I love Georgie so I'd give this series a try too!

Sizzle by Julie Garwood
Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is closing in on graduation and facing important decisions about her future. She's already been offered a job at her hometown TV station, an opportunity that could ultimately launch her dream career as a film editor. But heading back home would also mean dealing with her overprotective brothers, social-climbing mother, and eccentric grandmother. Unsure of her future, Lyra dives into work on her final school assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film.

After she unwittingly captures a shocking crime on camera, a rash of mysterious, treacherous incidents convince Lyra that she's trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. Running scared, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring dauntless and devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyra's life. As the noose of deadly intrigue tightens and the feelings between them deepen, Lyra and Sam must place their faith in each other's hands--and stand together against the malevolent forces about to break loose.
Genre: contemporary romance
Series: -

Chantal: It's Garwood. 'nuff said.

Monroe: Ditto! lol


Any must-get releases that we missed?