On The Bookshelves Tuesday 4/5/2010

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

Historical Romance 
  
 Texas Blue
by Jodi Thomas

“Filled with characters that readers will clasp to their hearts and a tender love story that will move them to tears, this is a winner.”
  The Making of a Rogue
by Shana Galen

“Galen pulls out all the stops, striking a balance between romance and adventure that will leave readers breathless and highly satisfied.”
       
 Taken by the Prince
by Christina Dodd

“Mix fairy-tale elements with strong characters, passion and a kidnapping and you have Dodd at her absolute best.”
    
       
Historical Fiction 
  
 A Race to Splendor
by Ciji Ware

“Meticulously researched, this richly detailed novel, whose earthquake scenes are so real that readers will believe they are witnessing the event, will enthrall.”
  To Be Queen
by Christy English

“Treachery, passion and power are woven into young Eleanor [of Aquitaine]’s life story, giving readers a finely wrought picture of an empowered woman surviving and thriving in a period when women had no power.”
       
 Daughters of Rome
by Kate Quinn

“Quinn’s artful research allows her to realistically bring events and characters to life in this historical novel to savor.”
    
       
Contemporary Romance 
  
 

Lovin’ Blue
by Zuri Day

“There is a lot going on in this story, but in the end, readers will love the soul mates looking for their chance at romance and hope that their destinies are not dictated by their pasts.”

  The Right Maneuver
by L.S. Childers

“Loyal campaign managers for competing candidates make a unique pairing as they navigate the shark-infested waters of love and politics.”
       
Romantic Suspense 
  
 Deadly Dreams
by Kylie Brant

“Winning characters and genuine romance help create a full-bodied romantic suspense.”
    
       
Erotica 
  
 

Hidden Embers
by Tessa Adams

“This second installment in the Dragonstar series is a glorious continuation of the first, filled with a fiery passion that’s hot enough to set the desert sands aflame.”

  Sweet Possession
by Maya Banks

“Strong on both plot and steaming-hot sex, there’s also a delicious mix of humor and tenderness."
       
 

Mesmerized
by Lauren Dane

“Although it’s the second chapter in the Phantom Corps arc, the book works well on its own — the futuristic politics take a backseat to the straightforward plot and steamy romance.”

  Rock Hard
by Olivia Cunning

“Readers will love the characters and enjoy their scorching love scenes and passionate fights.”
       
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy 
  
 

Shady Lady
by Ann Aguirre

“Not only is the plot riveting and relentless, the characters show true growth and development.”

 

  Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
by Linda Wisdom

“Fireworks explode in this passionate novel by the inventive Wisdom, who incorporates a veritable potpourri of paranormal characters into this fast-paced tale."
       
 

Alien in the Family
by Gini Koch

“Laugh-out-loud fun!”

 

  Magic on the Hunt
by Devon Monk

“The stakes are high and the consequences dire as Monk places her characters on a high-speed roller coaster!”
       
 

Dark Enchantment
by Anya Bast

“You won’t want to leave this beautiful world.”

 

  The Demon and the Succubus
by Cassie Ryan

“Ryan has scored again with the second edition in the Sisters of Darkness series, a sexy, action-packed paranormal.”
       
 

Navarro’s Promise
by Lora Leigh

“A sizzlingly emotional roller coaster!”

 

  Red Mortal
by Deidre Knight

“Knight’s ability to create stories that are action-packed and well paced makes for a guaranteed good read.”
       
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller 
  
 

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder
by Mary Jane Maffini

“A terrific choice for a lazy weekend afternoon.”

 

  I’ll Walk Alone
by Mary Higgins Clark

“There’s nobody like Clark to nail the combination of a fast-paced chase, terror, heartache and revelations in an excruciatingly complicated puzzle ...”
       
 

Treason at Lisson Grove
by Anne Perry

“Opening with a murder and laying the groundwork for a tense confrontation in the halls of the queen’s favorite residence, Perry gives readers another top-of-the-line Victorian mystery.”

  Cookie Dough or Die
by Virginia Lowell

“Olivia is a charming lead and Chatterley Heights will entice cozy readers who like the drama and close-knit relationships in small towns."
             
 

The Silenced
by Brett Battles

“This continuation of Battles’ Jonathan Quinn series is a suspenseful, page-turning read."

 

  Night of the Living Dandelion
by Kate Collins

“Great plotting and interesting secondary characters add depth and humor to the story ...”
             
 

Crunch Time
by Diane Mott Davidson

“ ... Goldy’s kitchen adventures are as pleasurable to follow as her crime-solving ways; readers will have trouble staying away from their favorite booktime snacks!”

  The Fifth Witness
by Michael Connelly

“Mickey Haller gets more interesting with every outing and Connelly fleshes out the Lincoln Lawyer some more in The Fifth Witness.”
             
 

The Cat, the Lady, and the Liar
by Leann Sweeney

“A charming read with a surprise ending that’s sure to please cozy lovers.”

 

    
             
Mainstream Fiction 
  
 

Catfish Alley
by Lynne Bryant

“Full of tales of courage and endurance that may bring you to tears with their intensity, this is not a novel you’ll soon forget.”

 

  Daughters-In-Law
by Joanna Trollope

“Reading this novel is like sitting down for a long chat with a dear friend.”
       
Young Adult 
  
 

Rage
by Jackie Morse Kessler

“Kessler again effectively creates a powerful story in a short amount of pages in her second Horseman tale ...”

  Red Glove
by Holly Black

“Transformation magic worker Cassel Sharpe is back in this suspenseful follow-up to last year’s White Cat.”
       

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