On The Bookshelves Tuesday 10/5/2010

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

Historical Romance

  The Border Vixen
by Bertrice Small

“In [Small’s] capable hands history and passion come to life.”
    The Valcourt Heiress
by Catherine Coulter

“Readers will be enthralled through the surprising, smart climax of this enchanting romance.“
             
  The Accidental Wedding
by Anne Gracie

“Appealing characters allow readers to experience their emotions and smile with happiness.”
    Dark Viking
by Sandra Hill

“Hill continually raises the bar in her always humorous, extremely sexy Viking/Navy SEALs series.”
             
  Selfish Is the Heart
by Megan Hart 

“Hart keeps the series fresh with a unique plot and readers will be enthralled by the rich cast of strong characters, both major and minor.”
    Highland Hellcat
by Mary Wine

“Wine’s stories are rich with historical detail and her characters are fully developed.“
             
  Christmas With the Duchess
by Tamara Lejeune

“Lejeune’s latest has the cast and plotline of a soap opera to hold readers’ attention, even though there are subplots, ruthless villains and twists galore to draw attention away from the main story.“
    Scandal of the Season
by Christie Kelley

“Kelley’s fresh and vibrant romances are emotional, fast-paced and intriguing.“
             
  A Christmas Waltz
by Jane Goodger

“The next in Goodger’s Christmas series is a touching, compassionate, passion-filled romance peopled with complex characters.”
     
             

Contemporary Romance

  Holiday Affair
by Lisa Plumley

“A delightful story with utterly charming characters.”
    Cowboys Never Cry
by Tina Welling

“... this is a wonderful story of appealing characters finding love and contentment in life.“
             
  My Give a Damn’s Busted
by Carolyn Brown

“Brown’s wit and humor shine in the third Honky Tonk novel, contributing to the zany and fast-paced tale and lovable characters.“
    Take a Chance on Me
by Jill Mansell

“Laughter and absurdity rule as Cleo and Johnny run the course from childhood adversaries to friends and then lovers over the time it takes him to fix up his father’s estate.“
             

Series Romance

  The Keepers
by Heather Graham

“Constant tension — both dangerous and sexual — will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”
    His Holiday Bride
by Jillian Hart

“This return to the Granger family ranch will delight those with a soft spot for westerns.“
             
  Shiver
by Jo Leigh

“Smart, funny and awash in pop-culture references, Shiver is exactly the type of book that’s needed to attract new readers under 30 to contemporary romance.”
    Emily and the Notorious Prince
by India Grey

“An utterly charming story of redemption and romance, made even more so by Luis’ growing relationship with his young niece.“
             

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

  The Iron Duke
by Meljean Brook

“Along with the pulse-pounding adventure, there’s plenty of seriously sensuous sizzle for readers to enjoy.”
    Alpha
by Rachel Vincent 

“The sixth and final chapter in the Shifters series brings it all to a fantastic climax filled with suspense and action.”
             
  Something Wicked
by Michelle Rowen

“This second installment in the truly captivating Living in Eden series promises that there’s much more fun to come.”
    To Wish or Not to Wish
by Mindy Klasky

“A thinking woman’s romance, this one should not be missed!”
             
  Scoundrel
by Zoe Archer

“For those who mix their romance with danger at every turn, Archer’s treasure-hunting adventure series, The Blades of the Rose, is perfection.“
    Grave Witch
by Kalayna Price

“It’s a promising kick-off to a series with potential!”
             
  Crave
by J.R. Ward

“Ward makes sure her tale is both gritty and highly entertaining!”
    Eternal Hunger
by Laura Wright

“A bold new voice in vampire romance hits the shelves with Wright’s exciting new Mark of the Vampire trilogy.”
             
  Sins of the Flesh
by Eve Silver

“Silver has done a terrific job imbuing her protagonists with a kick-butt, take-names style that keeps the action moving."
     
             

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
by Tom Franklin

“Much more than a mystery, this literate, evocative tale is a story of guilty secrets, hidden loves and, ultimately, of redemption, with characters who are so real they practically walk off the page.”
    Dark Road to Darjeeling
by Deanna Raybourn

“Every character seems to have a fatal secret and trying to guess them makes the book fly.”
             
  Fiber & Brimstone
by Laura Childs

“With her richly detailed writing, Childs mesmerizes readers with this spine-tingling mystery set in New Orleans.”
    Collusion
by Stuart Neville

“Tightly written, with crackling, gritty dialogue and nonstop action, it’s everything a reader wants in a good crime thriller and then some.”
             
  The Reversal
by Michael Connelly

“Connelly consistently and steadily provides riveting crime fiction with believable and intense heroes.”
     
             

Erotica

  Four Play
by Maya Banks and Shayla Black

“Together the two pieces have enough well-toned bodies and sizzling encounters to keep readers glued to every page.“
    Tracker’s Sin
by Sarah McCarty

“Equally strong on plot and hot sex, this latest Hell’s Eight novel shouldn’t be missed.”
             

Sci Fi Fantasy

  Troubled Waters
by Sharon Shinn

“Shinn is a master of building fantasy worlds that have multiple layers to them and then populating them with characters that are compelling and unique.“
    Bones of Empire
by William C. Dietz

“This second of a duology, following At Empire’s Edge, is a fast-paced space opera.”
             

Mainstream

  Annexed
by Sharon Dogar

“Though controversial, this is a novel for anyone ready to venture into the devastation of the Holocaust.”
    Starlit
by Lisa Rinna

“The soap opera fan in your life is really going to like this one.”
             

Inspirational

  Behemoth
by Scott Westerfeld

“The unusual setting, daring midnight escapes, adventure and intrigue will keep readers turning pages late into the night.”
    Starcrossed
by Elizabeth C. Bunce

“Readers will be on the edge of their seats in this original and intense world."
             

Inspirational

  The Reluctant Prophet
by Nancy Rue

“True-to-life characters and situations shine amazing light on how Christians can make a difference in the present culture.”
    While We’re Far Apart
by Lynn Austin

“Readers will find that even when they are mad and don’t understand God, He is trustworthy.”
             
  Catching Moondrops
by Jennifer Erin Valent

“The intensity of the racial tensions portrayed in the 1930s-set story will cause the reader to pause and examine their own prejudices. “
    The Preacher’s Bride
by Jody Hedlund

“The pages turn faster with each chapter and the characters seem like old friends from the beginning.“
             

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