On The Bookshelves Tuesday 12/28/2010

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

Historical Romance  
  The Ranger
by Monica McCarty

“[McCarty’s] exquisite prose makes this a book readers will treasure.”
    The Lady Most Likely...
by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway

“Each author takes on a different romance and characters, enhancing the plot by infusing her unique style into each novella.”
  Earl of Darkness
by Alix Rickloff

“Like a black widow spider, [Rickloff] lures readers into a tangled tale of good and evil, magic and mystery, passion and desire — one that won’t be easily forgotten.”
    Wedding of the Season
by Laura Lee Guhrke

“Guhrke captures the nuances of the Gilded Age through perfectly pitched dialogue, social graces and the burgeoning of the liberated woman.”
  The Scent of Jasmine
by Jude Deveraux

“The setting is colorful, but the charming characters steal the book,
specifically Deveraux’s enchanting heroine and engaging hero.”
    Sin and Surrender
by Julia Latham

“Latham’s medieval is a story full of emotional depth, destined to move readers who will be enraptured by the historical backdrop as well as the deeply touching love story between honorable characters.”
Historical Fiction  
  A Royal Likeness
by Christine Trent

“Readers are truly gifted with a wondrous portrait of the two women, their friendship and their work.”
Contemporary Romance  
  Promise Canyon
by Robyn Carr

“For lovers of Carr’s Virgin River series, this book will be another
heartwarming installment that gives readers more of the people and town they’ve come to adore.”
    Whisper Falls
by Toni Blake

“You’d think the bad boy/girl-next-door relationship would get tired, but Blake keeps things interesting and her characters are both heartwarming and touching.”
  Off Kilter
by Donna Kauffman

“Roan is quite the hero — good looking, caring, clever and devoted to his friends.”
Romantic Suspense  
  In Too Deep
by Jayne Ann Krentz

“The always awesome Krentz begins her Looking Glass Trilogy by giving fans just what they’ve been clamoring for — Fallon Jones’ story!”
    Love Me To Death
by Allison Brennan

“Twists and turns in this dark drama make it creepy and compelling in the extreme!”
by Cherry Adair

“Adair returns to her romantic suspense roots with an underwater treasure hunt that is thrilling and hazardous!”
by Mary Burton

“Dark, intense and twisted, Burton’s writing leaves an indelible mark on the genre.”
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy  
  Crimson Wind
by Diana Pharaoh Francis

“Readers should hang on tight, for this second Horngate Witches tale is filled with massive danger and gritty struggles for survival.”
    Captive Soul
by Anna Windsor

“[Windsor’s] characters are never in for an easy ride, as she places both physical and emotional challenges in their path.”
by Caris Roane

“The Guardians of Ascension is a series with epic potential!”
    Killing Rocks
by DD Barant

“For those who love their heroines with plenty of snark, look no further than displaced FBI agent Jace Valchek.”
  Eternal Prey
by Nina Bangs

“As opposed to her more humorous series, Bangs doesn’t skimp on the gritty action and gut-wrenching emotion, making this edge-of-your-seat reading!”
by Nancy Holzner

“For demon-slayer Victory Vaughn, intensity and intrigue are revved way up as she is faced with a possible trap of destiny.”
  Secrets to the Grave
by Tami Hoag

“As this story traces the paths of both possible killers and victims, it carries a hefty emotional punch and delivers spine-chilling suspense!”
    What the Night Knows
by Dean Koontz

“Koontz takes ominous and creepy to a whole new level as he ratchets up the tension to truly frightening levels.”
by Pamela Callow

“The suspense is intense, the action shocking and the plot intriguing.”
    To Have and To Kill
by Mary Jane Clark

“[Clark’s] heroine is young, bright, talented and forthright, with a more than a touch of curiosity and courage.”
  Wolf Tales 11
by Kate Douglas

“Douglas, a master of human and lupine sex scenes, completely outdoes herself in this latest Chanku clan tale.”
by Julia Templeton

“The author hurls her characters into passion with the speed of a whirlwind.”
  Brooklyn Story
by Suzanne Corso

“This 1970s coming-of-age story will have you rooting for Sam to avoid the pitfalls of life in her Bensonhurst neighborhood and achieve her dream.”
    Deja Vu
by Fern Michaels

“Michaels’ long-running series never disappoints and the ladies’ latest adventure will keep readers turning the pages into the night.”
Inspirational Young Adult
  An Amish Love
by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Long

“These heartwarming tales focus on finding oneself and finding love.”
    The Lost Saint
by Bree Despain

“Grace’s feisty attitude, her stubborn belief in herself and her kick-ass philosophy are refreshing when compared with the multitude of helpless paranormal YA heroines.”

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