On The Bookshelves Tuesday 1/4/2010

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

Historical Romance  
  Sins of a Highland Devil
by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

“The first installment in Welfonder’s Highland Warriors trilogy continues a long tradition of well-written, highly emotional romances.”
    Immortal Champion
by Lisa Hendrix

“The captivating Immortal Brotherhood series continues as another cursed warrior searches for the woman who can set him free.”
  Chasing the Sun
by Kaki Warner

“Warner is a bright new star on the western romance horizon!”
    Prelude to a Scandal
by Delilah Marvelle

“She pens a highly sensual and complex love story with masterfully created characters.”
Historical Fiction  
  Lily of the Nile
by Stephanie Dray

“Her simple, yet graceful prose is ideal for this fictionalized biography (book one of two) where magic and myth merge beautifully with history, enhancing a colorful portrait of an amazing woman.”
Contemporary Romance  
  Then He Kissed Me
by Christie Ridgway

“Ridgway gives readers great romance without the need to bring in killers, Navy SEALs or vampires.”
    Yours For the Taking
by Robin Kaye

“The love scenes are hot and sexy and the chemistry between Ben and Gina sizzles!”
  How Sweet It Is
by Sophie Gunn

“A delightful romance that introduces an intriguing quartet of women.”
Series Romance  
  The Bachelor Ranger
by Rebecca Winters

“A fully fleshed-out relationship history, sizzling chemistry and charming romance make this a one-sit read.”
    Brandishing a Crown
by Rita Herron

“Herron whips up the suspense in a first-rate action tale loaded with romance and suspects and wrapped in political intrigue.”
  Claimed: The Pregnant Heiress
by Day Leclaire

“Leclaire’s got a fine hand with sexy romance and troubled relationships. This is one of her best.”
    Here Comes The Groom
by Karina Bliss

“These characters have real depth.”
Romantic Suspense  
  Skin Heat
by Ava Gray

“Gray is just getting better and better with this series.”
    True Colors
by Joyce Lamb

“It’s easy to empathize with the characters and the action makes this a perfect weekend read.”
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy  
  Tempest’s Legacy
by Nicole Peeler

“Great pacing and layered character development meld to provide a story that is exciting and heart-stopping.”
    Kiss at Your Own Risk
by Stephanie Rowe

“The cast of characters is unique and fun with a magical kind of romance the genre needs more of.”
  Blood Challenge
by Eileen Wilks

“In Wilks’ outstanding Lupi series, the tremendous, world-altering changes are gaining steam as her protagonists must adapt or fall.”
by Lynn Viehl

"Viehl’s Kyndred books are back with another thrilling installment."
  My Immortal Assassin
by Carolyn Jewel

“Jewel provides her fans with a terrific tale that has action aplenty and drama to spare. Great stuff!”
    Demon Marked
by Anna J. Evans

“This second Demon Bound tale is sure to please.”
  Master of Smoke
by Angela Knight

“Fast-paced action, sizzling passion and a dash of humor make this story flat-out fun!”
    A Hard Day’s Knight
by Simon R. Green

“John Taylor continues to be a sympathetic protagonist with a talent for pushing people over the edge, and one of the highlights is his deepening relationship with Suzie Shooter and the potential ramifications for future books in the series”
  A Lonely Death
by Charles Todd

“Todd’s attention to period detail, plotting and character exploration are at the forefront of the 13th Ian Rutledge mystery.”
    India Black
by Carol K. Carr

“It’s hard to believe that this is a debut novel. Carr makes Victorian London and the rivalry between prime ministers Disraeli and Gladstone come alive with wit and humor.”

  Three Seconds
by Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom

“This is a complex, beautifully written book, with intelligent social criticism and an inside knowledge of the brutality of the modern criminal world.”
    Stay Tuned For Murder
by Mary Kennedy

“Kennedy is a clinical psychologist who specializes in forensics, and this series is guaranteed to gain more fans with each book.”

  Buffalo West Wing
by Julie Hyzy

“Excellent pacing and details equate to a great read overall. Recipes included.”
    Catch Her If You Can
by Merline Lovelace

“As with the previous two books, the pacing is brisk and the action and humor combine into a wonderfully tasty blend.”

  Ravished by a Viking
by Delilah Devlin

“Pair a virile Viking with a willful woman warrior from outer space and wait for spontaneous combustion.”
    The Seduction of Miranda Prosper
by Marissa Day

“Regency England is as decadent as ever in this tale of a spinster who’s torn between two men ready to teach her all of their tricks.”
  Precious and Fragile Things
by Megan Hart

“Well-known erotica author Hart plunges into the mainstream fiction genre with this haunting, devastating, heart-wrenching tale.”
    A Special Relationship
by Douglas Kennedy

“Kennedy’s latest novel is a heart-wrenching tale of a woman’s spiral into postpartum depression and her struggle to hold onto both her child and her sanity.”
Sci Fi/Fantasy  
by Lynn Kurland

“Kurland weaves together intricate layers of plot threads, giving this novel a rich and lyrical style.”
    Of Truth and Beasts
by Barb Hendee & J.C. Hendee

“A strong quest motif and meticulous worldbuilding are the hallmarks of this third book in the second Noble Dead Saga.”
  The Girl in the Gatehouse
by Julie Klassen

“She writes with passion and readers will not be able to put this book down.”
    Book of Days
by James Rubart

“Rubart has again penned a unique and amazingly thought-provoking novel.”
  Courting Miss Amsel
by Kim Vogel Sawyer

“The phenomenal story of a courageous young teacher who wishes to make a difference in the lives of parents and children …”
    Fatal Judgment
by Irene Hannon

“Hannon’s ability to write scenes that cause readers to feel uneasy and to second-guess their safety always makes her stories page-turners.”
  Unexpected Love
by Andrea Boeshaar

“The engaging and heartwarming third book in the Seasons of Redemption series …”
by Rene Gutteridge

“Twists and turns will keep the reader guessing, and the sweet faith of a child is a refreshingly appropriate counterpoint to the action.”
Young Adult  
by Jenna Black

“Black has finally given YA readers a mature paranormal, which still reads appropriately for most.”
    My Soul To Steal
by Rachel Vincent

“This is the kind of book that ups the ante in teen literature.”
  Slice of Cherry
by Dia Reeves

“Twisted and creepy, this book is not for the faint of heart.”
by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

“Tragedy, sacrifice and choice are all themes that make this story gripping.”

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