On The Bookshelves Tuesday 2/1/2011

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

Historical Romance 
 The Seduction of His Wife
by Tiffany Clare

“Clare takes a 'second chance at love' romance, twisting the theme into a highly sensual tale of passion and suspense.”
  Blood of the Rose
by Kate Pearce

“There’s something fun about rewriting history and making memorable characters like Anne Boleyn into vampires.”
 After Dark With a Scoundrel
by Alexandra Hawkins

“Those sexy Lords of Vice return as another member of Nox’s Gentlemen’s Club is caught in a maze of love and danger.”
  An Invitation to Sin
by Jo Beverley, Vanessa Kelly, Sally Mackenzie, Kaitlin O’Riley

“Sweeping from the Regency to the late-Victorian period, from ballrooms to a Spanish villa, the authors take on scandal and love with fresh twists and classic themes.”
Historical Fiction 
 Pale Rose of England
by Sandra Worth

“Worth’s study of the rise of Plantagenet England through the War of the Roses moves into one of the most intriguing and scrutinized aspects of history.”
  The Irish Princess
by Karen Harper

“Sweeping from the lush green hills of Ireland to the bustling London streets and the intrigues of Henry VIII’s court, Harper’s fascinating novel reveals the life of Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of the Earl of Kildare.”
 The Tudor Secret
by C.W. Gortner

“Even Tudor fans who know all the key players and historical backdrop will be captivated by Gortner’s storytelling and his engaging hero.”
Contemporary Romance 
by Deirdre Martin

“...a romance that takes a different look at the traditional roles of men and women, as well as the unfair and different standards expected of women from men that still exist in the business world.”
  Animal Magnetism
by Jill Shalvis

“Shalvis’ series starter is a delightful story of two self-reliant people who express their independence in very different ways.”
by Adora Bennett

"The instant connection between Luca and Jada is obvious from the first page.”
Series Romance 
 Darkwood Manor
by Jenna Ryan

“With sassy dialogue, rolling mists, a haunted house and a madman’s legacy, Ryan’s top-notch chiller will keep readers riveted — and chuckling — throughout the night.”
  To Tempt a Sheikh
by Olivia Gates

“Unbelievably, Gates gives readers a second sexy and singularly charming sheikh from the royal family of Zoyhad.”
 His Valentine Surprise
by Tanya Michaels

“Michaels’ sweet and funny Valentine romance will have readers chuckling and rooting for the couple as they fall in love.”
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy 
 Darkness Dawns
by Dianne Duvall

“Displaying plenty of warmth, passion and excitement, Duvall makes a noteworthy debut with her Immortal Guardians series.”
  First Grave on the Right
by Darynda Jones

“Jones makes a truly memorable debut with her unique tale that is sexy, mysterious and sarcastically fun!”
 Visions of Magic
by Regan Hastings

“This series starter begins laying the foundation of an intricate mythos that promises exciting future exploration.”
  Absolutely, Positively
by Heather Webber

“As the mystery unfolds and the romance continues, one can only hope that there’s no end in sight for Webber’s entertaining Valentine family tales.”
 Blood Wyne
by Yasmine Galenorn

“Galenorn gives each heroine complexities and choices, so readers are in for an action-packed ride that is sexy to the max!”
  Midnight Riot
by Ben Aaronovitch

“It’s a tremendously fun read, in part due to its undeniably British flavor and also thanks to the unique narrative voice.”
 Halfway Hexed
by Kimberly Frost

“Sassy, sexy and seriously fun.”
  On the Hunt
by Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen, Deidre Knight

“It’s not all that common to find an anthology where all the stories are winners, but On the Hunt is definitely one of them!”
 Eyes of the Innocent
by Brad Parks

“Parks’ second novel featuring investigative reporter Carter Ross deals with the timely topics of subprime mortgages and house-flipping, intensified by the criminal mind.”
  The Curse-Maker
by Kelli Stanley

“The flavor and setting shine, and Stanley has the knack for creating an atmosphere that feels as if she has transcribed actual historical events.”
 Heaven is High
by Kate Wilhelm

“It’s a finely plotted mystery wrapped in a human-rights tragedy that will keep readers guessing as they try to figure out the culprits.”
  Angel’s Verdict
by Mary Stanton

“The latest Beaufort and Co. mystery is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike.”
 Drip Dead
by Christy Evans

“Georgie’s funny and sharp and Evans surrounds her with a cast of entertaining characters that will no doubt be a hit with mystery fans.”
  Polished Off
by Lila Dare

“This first-rate mystery is well written with smooth dialogue, plenty of action and numerous suspects.”
 The Perfect Play
by Jaci Burton

“... in the hands of the talented Burton, the characters leap off the page and the romance sparkles as the sex sizzles.”
by Christina Phillips

“Readers will be intrigued as the layers of the story unfold.”
Mainstream Fiction 
 Dreaming in English
by Laura Fitzgerald

“The book reminds us of how lucky we are to be in America and the price for the freedom that many take for granted.”
  Haunting Jasmine
by Anjali Banerjee

“The paranormal aspects of the novel are creative and fun.”
 Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
by J.D. Mason

“While this novel contains ample drama, it also weaves in a beautiful story about family.”
by Liz Michalski

“Michalski’s excellent debut is a touching tale of regret and treasured memories. She brings the rural setting to life, so that New England and the farmstead become characters.”
Science Fiction/Fantasy 
 The Sea Thy Mistress
by Elizabeth Bear

“The concluding volume in the Edda of Burdens trilogy is a satisfying end to a most satisfying series.”
 Journey To Riverbend
by Henry McLaughlin

“This debut novel won the 2009 Christian Writers Guild’s Operation First Novel contest.”
  Angel Sister
by Ann H. Gabhart

“This book will leave you changed as it uncovers family secrets and draws you into the days following the first World War and the Great Depression.”
 The Crossing
by Gilbert Morris

“The Civil War provides a vivid background to this story of how one person’s choices affect those around him.”
  Love Finds You In Tombstone, Arizona
by Miralee Ferrell

“Ferrell gives us a heartfelt look into the survival skills needed for any young woman all alone in the mining towns of the Southwest.”
Young Adult 
by Lauren Oliver

“... Oliver’s sophomore novel is a beautiful, rich story."
  The Demon Trapper’s Daughter
by Jana Oliver

“The novel is thrilling, filled with action and a side of romance.”
by Michael Northrop

Trapped is definitely a one-sitting read. The sense of impending doom and the buried-alive feeling make it truly impossible to put down.”
  Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance
by Emily Franklin, Brendan Halpin

“This is a journey of a lifetime, as Charlie and Fielding figure out who they are, why they became actors and what they really mean to each other.”

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