Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
"The last Jewel of the Ton gets to shine in one of Galen’s most adventurous tales yet. This wild ride of a spy thriller sparkles with banter and radiates passion."
"Lin’s crisp, clear prose and her seemingly aloof and austere characters are perfect detectives for this type of mystery, which is one her fans will relish."
"With a little bit of Cinderella and a little bit of quirk, Michels’ second Tricks of the Ton story is a potent mix of love, laughter and poignancy. This is just what readers want to brighten their day..."
"Like Dickens, Claremont exposes the underbelly of Victorian society in the last of the Mad Passions books, which begins as intensely as the others, wending its way through the dank halls of an asylum..."
"Ashford captures the reader’s interest with her keen knowledge of the era and her deft writing. An engaging cast of characters — including a pair of mischievous twins — a charming plot and just the right amount of sensuality..."
"MacKenzie entices her readers into a funny, romantic tale with her protagonists at cross purposes, sizzling sensuality, a touch of poignancy and a surprise twist. This all adds up to a delightful read."
"The Rebel Pirate is a quick-paced tale, complete with smuggling, suspense, rebellion and too many wonderful swashbuckling moments to count. Thorland pens an intriguing slant on the American Revolution..."
"Robuck has gained a reputation for chronicling the lives of literary figures. Here she focuses on poet Edna St. Vincent Millay...A fascinating read."
"Jake and Laney each have a spark, but together they are explosive. Fans of bad boys and good girls: Embrace this story with gusto and keep your fingers crossed for an HEA."
"Dwayne is more nuanced than he appears and the author manages to explain his emotional issues and bring both couples to a point of contentment."
"The ninth entry in Johnson’s Red, Hot & Blue series is somewhat uneven, but her trademark sass and steam are irrepressible, offering a great deal for fans and new readers alike to enjoy."
"A trip back to Dare Island is always something to look forward to. The third in the series is a truly gratifying combination of heartwarming and sizzling sexual tension."
"Family Man is a touching story of love, family and identity with wonderfully developed characters and a well-plotted storyline with romance, humor and a touch of sorrow."
"With a manly twist on the maid concept, Fennell’s modern storytelling and witty dialogue are the highlights of her latest novel. A very macho Sean and a free-spirited Livvy are the right combination..."
"In this very readable romance, Kincaid shows that she’s an author on the rise. With a good plotline, attention to flow and a lovely story idea, this book is a fine winter escape."
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
"Award-winning Butcher’s phenomenal world is filled with sacrifice and duty that places tremendous burdens on her protagonists. Their incredible struggles showcase all of Butcher’s exceptional talent for plot, characterization and storytelling!"
"The outstanding and gripping plot of Spear’s latest installment in the Heart of the Wolf series will appeal to paranormal fans, and romance junkies will take delight in the red-hot love story embedded within."
"cCarty’s latest in her Shadow Reapers series takes us into the post-Civil War era world of the mysterious Shadow Reapers...Strong conflict, good pacing and a cleverly developed plot will keep the reader rapt."
"The secondary relationship between Oren and Maeve is just as fascinating and equally sexy, and both romances mix well with the overarching mystery."
"Tyler delivers once again with the fun fifth installment of her Alpha Pack series featuring sexy psychic Navy SEALs turned wolf shifters. Fast-paced and passionate adventure..."
"Taking readers on a ride that is both uplifting and heavy with emotion, Chase constructs a cast of intriguing characters set amidst a flurry of paranormal activity."
"Brady has a talent for completely bringing the reader into a dark world in an alternate Seattle, full of shapeshifters and magic. The well-crafted world Brady has created is one of the things that sets this series apart in a very popular genre."
"This mix of romance, ghostly visions and unexpected danger is unbelievably fun and thrilling! Fans of supernatural romance and chilling suspense will find that Behre is just their cup of tea!"
"Werewolf in Vegas is an easygoing and sexy story that delivers a familiar theme of forbidden love between werewolves and humans. Thompson fans will love this enjoyable tale."
"Book two in the Others series is just as mesmerizing as the first, rich with beautifully rendered detail and exceptional characters. Bishop and this series should be an auto-buy; you absolutely won’t regret it!"
"The initial mystery proves to be immediately intriguing, and as the story expands, so does the puzzle. But what makes Parks such a fantastic storyteller is his main cast of characters..."
"Harris’ novel shows an intimate knowledge of both the political and social history of Regency England. Her hero cleverly works out the solutions to complicated mysteries..."
"Great dialogue and characters enhance this cozy mystery. Ryan tells the story in the first person, which helps to bring the reader up to speed on the previous installments."
"This sophisticated mystery is well-crafted, cleverly plotted and proves to be one of the strongest installments in the series. Several twists move the story along nicely..."
"McBeth’s stunning debut is a taut psychological thriller that explores the nightmarish depths of a friendship gone awry. Each character is drawn with the utmost care and coalesces into the clever plot."
"Deaver is the indisputable master of the plot twist, and this collection of short stories only reinforces this. There is a mix of stories here, some featuring his popular characters — such as Lincoln Rhyme — and other tales just meant to terrify."
"Bowen sets the stage with background information and historical detail while she keeps the story moving forward at a pleasing pace. The setting of turn-of-the-century Paris comes to life as the mystery builds."
"Cochran’s newest entry in her Gourmet De-lite Mystery series is a pleasurable read that combines mouth-watering recipes with appealing characters and a suspense-filled plot."
"The plot slowly builds as we learn the backstory of a critically injured patient and the dilemmas facing her doctor. Not your ordinary mystery, this is an unusual plot and a great, thought-provoking read."
"Southern sass and eccentric characters populate this fun, fast-paced mystery, which has plenty of twists and turns. Sexy attorney Walker Boone ramps up the sexual tension and leaves Reagan and readers breathless."
"Mythology, alchemy and fantasy all coalesce in Leigh’s Immortal Muse, creating the perfect combination for readers looking for their next stellar read. Leigh has masterfully created a fantastical adventure..."
"Brennan’s follow up to A Natural History of Dragons is every bit as exciting and engrossing as the first part of Lady Trent’s memoir. Isabella is a narrator readers will sympathize with, and the introduction of Natalie...only makes the story more enjoyable."
"Believable dialogue and factual details about adoption, terminal illness and hospice care for children keep the story from being too maudlin or manipulative."
"Bent on retribution and compensation, her victims are determined to get their pound of flesh in this story that’s action-packed with surprising twists."
"O’Neal’s latest is a sweet tale of friendship and love. Two of the four female characters are fully developed, and readers get a true sense of their motivations."
"Fantastic! Oliver has a unique talent for creating multifaceted, complex characters who will hook readers. She captures the hopeless dynamic of a struggling town while keeping the story tense and exciting."
"Combined with pun-inspired humor and never-ending action, this novel is a whirlwind of excitement."
"Fans frustrated with the cliffhanger ending of Forgiving Lies will quite simply love how Deceiving Lies wraps everything up — and in a such swoon-worthy manner!"
"In Love Comes Calling, Mitchell pens a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud historical romance with love, misunderstandings and an unforgettable cast of witty characters who would do anything for their friends..."
"Miller has crafted a wonderful, well-researched series about the Amana villages, giving this group of people the respect they deserve."
"The Lancaster Crossroads series continues with a tale that weaves an enduring love story with Amish family dynamic elements that feel true to the culture."
"Ludwig takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions with characters who are free spirited, strong-willed and determined to get through troubling times."
"Andrews proves herself once again as her latest plot educates readers on the transformation that occurs in the life of a believer. Readers will be stunned at how eloquently her characters fulfill their roles in the Old Testament."
"This novel pulls at the heart strings, yet never ventures too far into sappy territory. The characters are relatable and real, and the Oregon coast setting is spectacular."
"This stand-alone novel has all the makings of a great romance: love, intrigue, mystery and unforgettable characters. Whitson’s historical details on female riverboat captains are incredible."
"Even as readers are kept on their toes trying to figure out “whodunit” and may be shocked at who dies next, a message of hope weaves throughout the story."
"A sweet Regency with a lot of heart, this book has something for everyone: romance, high society balls and even a rogue or two. The characters endure and want more than what society can give them."
"This complicated fantasy world might be difficult to understand without reading the preceding books, but those who have will fall quite happily headfirst into the captivating Christian parallel the author spins."
"This is an excellent account of the relationship between a Dom and his sub, told with both the super-sexual side of the relationship and the trust necessary between both parties."
"A master/Dom with insecurity issues is handled with finesse and compassion, and the evolution of his emotional growth is fascinating. Includes bondage and m/f/m."
"Michaels’ latest Mistress Matchmaker novel incorporates a breathtaking historical romance and just enough pulse-racing sex scenes to make one’s toes curl."
"The pages come alive as new characters and creatures are revealed. This book has the perfect amount of action, heat and heart. Readers will fall in love with Hugh, Lera and Miss, the baby gryphon that brings them together."
"Raw and graphic from the outset, Stein’s tales within her tale form the backbone of the story. Through them, all is revealed about the principal characters’ innermost feelings."
"Maine’s powerful story delivers an important lesson about family and holds reader attention throughout with scorching hot scenes both in and out of the bedroom."