On The Bookshelves Tuesday 8/3/2010

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

Historical Romance

  Ruthless by Anne Stuart

"Intelligent characters swirl around a beautifully rendered, complex plot."
    Till Dawn With the Devil by Alexandra Hawkins

"Filled with mystery and desire, Gothic overtones and grand passions, here is a tale Victoria Holt would have loved to have written."
             
  Libertine's Kiss by Judith James

"While set against a historical backdrop, full of tumult and betrayal, her complex characters are both emotionally ravaged yet highly sensual."
    A Little Bit Wild by Victoria Dahl

"Dahl has written a sharp and sassy romance, with a unique blend of an original, quick story and romantic characters."
             
  Highland Rogue, London Miss by Margaret Moore

"The narrative is rich, the dialogue authentic and the characters entertaining."
    Seduction Wears Sapphires by Renee Bernard

"In the second Jaded Gentlemen novel, Bernard delivers what her readers want: a real sizzler ..."
             

Historical Fiction 

  The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall 

"[Furnivall's] vivid descriptions and the shimmering beauty and treachery of the era combine with a memorable love story ... "
    The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland

"Holland brings the woman to full-blooded life with strong prose, powerful emotions and a detailed historical backdrop ... "
             
  His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and The Earl of Leicester by Jeane Westin

"Her lively storytelling and remarkably real characters make for compelling reading."
    Poison by Sara Poole

"Poole’s debut delivers a historical mystery to savor."
             

Mainstream

  A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis

"Role-reversal and the growing pains of a family in the face of a shattering diagnosis make this a modern tale for the nuclear family."
    Butterfly by Rochelle Alers

"Here’s an interesting look behind the scenes of talent management, high fashion and sports."
             

Young Adult

  The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan

"You’ll be on the edge of your seat till the very last page."
    Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway

"Hallaway has created a paranormal Princess Diaries that is sure to please readers!"
             
  Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan

"A haunting story about the conflict between self-preservation and doing what’s right. "
    I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

"The action is pulse-pounding and surrounded by an imaginative backstory in this fun alien tale."
             
  The Iron Daughter
by Julie Kagawa

"Newcomers [to the series] will quickly pick up the pace of this paranormal page-turner. "
       
             

Inspirational

  The Bishop by Steven James

"The nail-biting suspense will rivet you and the grisly murders will chill."
    The Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer

"Fatal Convictions is a riveting inspirational legal suspense."
             
  The Vigilante's Bride by Yvonne Harris

"This uncommon love story will melt your heart and have you applauding her wonderful debut novel."
    Resurrection In May by Lisa Samson

"Samson has a way with words, which allows the reader to look at situations in an entirely new way."
             

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  Shades Of Milk And Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

"If Jane Austen had written a fantasy novel, Shades Of Milk And Honey would have been the result."
    Cast In Chaos by Michelle Sagara

"Sagara’s evocative use of description and plot make this story and saga both original and haunting."
             

Romantic Suspense

  Swept Aside by Sharon Sala

"The suspense-driven story hooks you in and doesn’t let go until long after you’ve completed the book. "
    Shadows at Midnight by Elizabeth Jennings

"... a wild ride full of love, growth, mystery and action-packed suspense."
             
  Virtually Hers by Gennita Low

"Low’s loyal fans will be thrilled to learn that the long-awaited second book in her Virtual super soldier spy trilogy has finally been released."
    Sounds to Die By by Nikki Duncan

"... a fast-paced story that will have you holding your breath from beginning to end."
             

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

  Burn by Nevada Barr

"Barr not only has crafted a fine mystery, but her smooth handling of plot and characterization makes for excellent reading."
    Hangman by Faye Kellerman

"At times heart-breaking and chilling, this is a most excellent read!"
             
  The Viognier Vendett by Ellen Crosby

"... this mystery is a charming and informative series about wine making in a part of the country people don’t usually associate with vineyards."
    In Harm's Way by Ridley Pearson

"With a Pearson novel, you can always expect to get riveting suspense, excellent characterization and a well-crafted plot!"
             

Contemporary

  Heart's Reward by Donna Hill

"This is a delightful and insightful installment in the Match Made series."
    Hell, Yeah by Carolyn Brown

"...perfect for readers who love escaping into the dreamy and blissful flirtations this romance is sure to bring."
             

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

  Bedeviled Angel by Annette Blair

"Blair once again delivers an ingenious story with both humor and seriousness, along with intriguing characters ..."
    Total Eclipse by Rachel Caine

"Hang on tight as this tale races toward its breathtaking conclusion!"
             
  Death's Excellent Vacation by Charlaine Harris, ed. and Toni L.P. Kelner, ed.

"Satisfaction is guaranteed in 13 fantastical stories by some of the genre’s most talented and inventive writers."
    Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

"Over the course of this series, readers have had a front-row seat to the mysterious evolution of Harper Blaine from ordinary P.I. to Greywalker to …"
             
  Whisper Kiss by Deborah Cooke

"Although the sparks are instantaneous between Rox and the Pyr Niall, each has baggage that makes their firestorm problematic."
       
             

Erotica

  Naked by Megan Hart

"Hart has a wonderful way with her characters as she delivers fan-favorite Alex’s story. "
    Passionate Pleasures by Bertrice Small

"Small delivers a marvelously sexy story that delves into women’s erotic fantasies with a delightful approach... "
             
  Private Dancer by Sheri Whitefeather

"... this exciting read [is] set in both contemporary Los Angeles and the late 18th-century Mediterranean region."
    Nauti & Wild by Lora Leigh & Jaci Burton

"These two authors prove once again why they are at the top of the erotic genre."
             

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