On The Bookshelves Tuesday 11/2/2010

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

Historical Romance

 Wicked Highlander
by Donna Grant

"Both a page-turner and a keeper, this tale is highly memorable and leads straight into the next installment."
  Seven Nights to Forever
by Evangeline Collins

"Brava to Collins for her sophomore offering."
 When Harry Met Molly
by Kieran Kramer

"You’ll smile and even laugh out loud reading Kramer’s delectable debut — even the title’s nod to the famous film elicits a grin."
  A Bewitching Bride
by Elizabeth Thornton

"This is a tale that touches the heart and lifts the spirit while completing the late author’s final series."
 His Sinful Secret
by Emma Wildes

"The second Notorious Bachelor moves into prominence in Wildes’ spy thriller."
  A Duke's Temptation
by Jullian Hunter

"With humor and charm, sensuality and wickedness, Hunter delights."
 Vow of Deception
by Angela Johnson

"This medieval tale of lust, debauchery, betrayal and passion is historical romance at its best."
  Devil at Midnight
by Emma Holly

"In unique Holly style this tale is an amazing historical romance, laced with paranormal elements as delightful side dishes to the basic story."

Contemporary Romance

 Somewhere Along the Way
by Jodi Thomas 

"Picking up two years after the conclusion to Welcome to Harmony, Thomas once again brings to life this fascinating little Texas town and its numerous characters."
  Happy Ever After
by Nora Roberts

"The final chapter in Roberts’ delightful Bride Quartet comes to a close with Parker Brown, the brains behind the Vows wedding planning business, meeting her romantic match."
 Because of You
by Rochelle Alers

"The story is beautifully crafted with interesting legal cases and a sizzling romance."
  Once In a Lifetime
by Gwynne Forster

"With this novel, readers will be able to get  to know the characters as individuals and sympathize with them."

Series Romance

 Falco: The Dark Guardian
by Sandra Marton

"... Falco is an easy hero to fall in love with!"
  Their First Noel
by Annie Jones

"This is a delightful story of opposites attracting, and the lessons the characters learn are ones that readers will empathize with."
 P.I Daddy’s Personal Mission
by Beth Cornelison

"This is a heartwarming and engaging continuation of the Walshes and Coltons saga."
  Once Upon A Proposal
by Allison Leigh

"Two endearing yet genuine characters along with a solid plot make this story hard to put down."

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

 Play of Passion
by Nalini Singh

"Singh matches up two popular recurring characters in the newest chapter of her extraordinary Psy/Changeling series."
  Enemy Within
by Marcella Burnard

"Futuristic fans are in for a special treat with this debut space adventure by smoking-hot new talent Burnard."
 Living Nightmare
by Shannon K. Butcher

"In the latest chapter of Butcher’s Sentinel Wars, two extremely damaged individuals face danger of the body and heart."
by Allyson James

"The second installment of James’ electrifying series returns to the Crossroads Hotel and the complicated life of Stormwalker Janet Begay."
by Elle Jasper

"The first book in The Dark Ink Chronicles starts out with a bang."
  The Ghost Exterminator
by Vivi Andrews

"The conversations between Jo and her immediate family are laugh-out-loud funny, and the steps that Jo goes through to help these lost souls find peace is highly entertaining."
 In The Company of Vampires
by Katie MacAlister 

"This is trademark MacAlister, full of quirky characters and wacky plot twists."
by Zoe Archer

"Native American overtones and a colorful backdrop enhance this nonstop read."

Romantic Suspense

 Deadly Pursuit
by Ann Christopher

"This is a thrilling, taut drama with a classic on-the-run adventure, a noble hero, a smart heroine and a villain with no redeeming social values."
  The 3rd Secret
by Tara Taylor Quinn

"Readers will be turning the pages far into the night to get to the climax."
 Deadly Intent
by Kylie Brant

"Readers won’t be able to figure this one out until Brant wants them to!"
  Worth the Trip
by Penny McCall

"The con is on in this madcap adventure from romantic suspense maven McCall."


 Moonlight Mile
by Dennis Lehane

"Lehane fans will welcome back PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro after a hiatus of more than a decade."
  The Lies That Bind
by Kate Carlisle

"This is a cozy that even non-fans of the genre would enjoy."
 Indulgence in Death
by J.D. Robb

"Lt. Eve Dallas takes on a twisted game in the newest installment of Robb’s long-running and continually captivating series."
  A Dead Man in Malta
by Michael Pearce

"This series is set pre-WW I and features Scotland Yard’s Sandor Seymour, who was reared by immigrant parents in working-class London and now works with Special Branch."
 A Holiday Yarn
by Sally Godenbaum

"This series continues to flourish as Goldenbaum develops her characters and charms readers with her small New England town."
  Kidnap & Ransom
by Michelle Gagnon

"Gagnon’s fourth novel is arguably her best yet."
 Black Beans & Vice
by J.B. Stanley

"The Flab Five are back and ready for action in their sixth Supper Club mystery featuring librarian James Henry and his four dieting cohorts."


 Twelve Wicked Nights
by Nadia Aidan

"Christmas, a hero and heroine who are snowed in together and a box of naughty toys add up to one fantastic holiday read!"
  Pleasure’s Edge
by Eve Berlin

"Readers are going to feel the burn just turning the pages in Berlin’s BDSM-heavy story."
 Inside Out
by Lauren Dane

"If you don’t think you can relate to characters with tattoos and piercings, think again — this is a powerful story of love."

Science Fiction/Fantasy

 The Broken Kingdoms
by N.K. Jemisin

"A magnificent novel and one of the best books this reviewer has read this year."
by Patricia Briggs

"In this charming and well-written sequel to Masques, Briggs picks up the story a year later."
 The Greyfriar
by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

"Great writing, intriguing antagonists and one scrappy heroine make this a worthy addition to the steampunk genre."

Mainstream Fiction

 The Transformation of Things
by Jillian Cantor

"The premise of this book is unique and sure to keep the attention of any reader."


 The Silent Order
by Melanie Dobson

"Dobson’s latest offering, readers will find mystery, love and values that have withstood the test of time."
  Long Time Coming
by Vanessa Miller

"Readers will be emotionally invested in the characters from the start."
 Love Is Grand
by Annalisa Daughety

"The love triangle creates a twist to the romance; real moments make the characters feel like people you already know."
  The Blacksmith’s Bravery
by Susan Page Davis

"The third book in the Ladies Shooting Club series is full of adventure, romance and even a few bad guys thrown in for good measure!"

Young Adult

by Kathy Reichs

"CSI meets Nancy Drew meets sci-fi in this action-packed murder mystery."
by Robin McKinley

"The pint-sized Pegasus-wannabe protagonist is likable and full of spirit."

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