On The Bookshelves Tuesday 4/26/2011

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

Historical Romance  
 Midnight’s Wild Passion
by Anna Campbell

“It isn’t just the sensuality she weaves into her story that makes Campbell a fan favorite, it’s also her strong, three-dimensional characters, sharp dialogue and deft plotting.”
  Nowhere Near Respectable
by Mary Jo Putney

“With characters so vibrant and real that they leap off the pages and an authentic backdrop, Putney delivers another marvelous, unforgettable story with a dash of the exotic that perfectly merges romance and mystery.”
 Untamed Highlander
by Donna Grant

“Grant’s newest Dark Sword tale is outstanding, with its delightful melding of history and the effect of centuries-old Druid magic.”
  Cloudy With a Chance of Marriage
by Kieran Kramer

“Kramer’s latest delectable romance is enchanting, joyous and adorable. "
 Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart
by Sarah MacLean

“The third book in the Love by Numbers series is a fast-paced, funny and tender read.”
  The Guardian
by Margaret Mallory

“Mallory imbues history with a life of its own, creating a deeply moving story."
 Dangerous in Diamond
by Madeline Hunter

“Hunter has saved the best for the last installment of The Rarest Blooms.”
  A Tale of Two Lovers
by Maya Rodale

“Readers who enjoy empowered women and alpha males will adore this installment in the Writing Girls series."
Historical Fiction 
 The Bride’s House
by Sandra Dallas

“[Dallas'] latest novel moves from the 1880s to modern times as she explores the relationships of three generations of women and the house that binds them together.”
Contemporary Romance 
 Any Man of Mine
by Rachel Gibson

“[Gibson] will make you laugh, cry and identify with her characters, even if you have never been into hockey.”
  Moonlight Cove
Sherryl Woods

“Romance, insecurity and unrequited love is at the heart of this story about a psychologist who is trying to find love."
by Brenda Jackson

“Both new readers and established Jackson fans will enjoy reading about the latest Madaris man to walk down the aisle."
  Heartache Falls
by Emily March

“It’s a lovely story of a couple that discovers that the second half of their lives doesn’t have to mirror the first.”
Romantic Suspense

When You Dare
by Lori Foster

“Fan favorite Foster kicks off a thrilling trilogy with a terrific tale of survival and treachery.”

by Cherry Adair

“There’s never a dull moment in this action-packed thrill ride from the always fun Adair!”

Face of Danger
by Roxanne St. Claire

“The percolating heat between FBI agent Colton Lang and P.I. Vivi Angelino explodes as they end up working the same case, but from different angles.”

  Dead by Morning
by Beverly Barton

“Barton has created one of the most compelling and creepy villains in a long time and leads readers through a maze of twisted suspense.”
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy 

Born of Shadows
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Kenyon returns to her League universe with this high-flying space adventure.”

  Tangled Threads
by Jennifer Estep

“It’s assassin vs. assassin in the fourth chapter of Estep’s outstanding Elemental Assassin series.”

Uncertain Allies
by Mark Del Franco

“Del Franco’s alternate reality is growing darker and more threatening, making for outstanding entertainment!”

  Savage Nature
by Christine Feehan

“Feehan pours on the eerie in this tale of blood and family feuds, but it is the sizzling relationship between protagonists that gives this one its spark!”

Bound By Darkness
by Alexis Morgan

“The Paladin saga continues as two protagonists from different worlds are on a collision course with treachery and passion.”

  Dark Descendant
by Jenna Black

“The Descendant is an exciting new series featuring gods and goddesses in a new way.”

by Sable Grace

Ascension provides a different and unique perspective on the vampire/lycan genre, with some Greek mythology thrown in for good measure.”

  Burning Skies
by Caris Roane

“Roane is fast establishing herself as a major new force in paranormal romance.”
Science Fiction/FantasyErotica

The Scarab Path
by Adrian Tchaikovsky

“Tchaikovsky’s fifth delving into his complex, vibrant Shadow of the Apt series takes the reader on an exhilarating journey rich with the engaging dialogue and scenery fans have come to expect.”

by Elizabeth Amber

“Bastian, both a tender and beastly lover, scorches the pages as he greedily enjoys each form his lover takes.”

Thou Shalt Kill
by Daniel Blake

“Although the murders are grisly, it’s the mind games in this psychological thriller that will really make you cringe.”

  The Gods of Greenwich
by Norb Vonnegut

“Vonnegut’s brilliant novel uses his familiarity with Wall Street to provide an insider’s view of the high-risk world of hedge funds that’s grounded in facts and atmosphere.”

Death on Tour
by Janice Hamrick

“Murder, possible smuggling, a colorful array of characters and what could be the start of a romance are vying for top billing with the wonders of Egypt in this funny and expertly plotted debut ... ”

  The Medusa Amulet
by Robert Masello

“The author brings the various Italian settings to life with his captivating descriptions.”
Mainstream Fiction 

by Sasha Campbell

“Campbell’s second novel is steamy, hilarious, dramatic and replete with remarkably well-written plot twists.”

  The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs
by Christina Hopkinson

“A hilarious, charming story about one woman who is sick and tired of her husband not helping around the house.”

A Turn in the Road
by Debbie Macomber

“Macomber moves her latest story from Blossom Street but keeps the same relatable characters in this road-trip tale.”

  The Violets of March
by Sarah Jio

“In her debut, Jio blends a subtle mix of mystery and romance in this endearing tale of past heartbreaks and new beginnings.”
Young Adult  

by Megan McCafferty

Bumped is wonderfully original, with an extremely well thought-out dystopian society, the details of which the reader deduces through context and dialogue, rather than via a dull prologue.”

by Micol Ostow

“Readers will come away with an unparalleled insight into the deranged mind of a cult victim.”

The Last Little Blue Envelope
by Maureen Johnson

“Johnson’s follow-up to 13 Little Blue Envelopes is a rollicking, madcap adventure with a relatable heroine and quirky secondary characters.”

  Summer And The City
by Candace Bushnell

“This perfect complement to Sex and the City infectiously reels in the reader with smartly written prose and well-defined characters.”

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