Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
"[James'] empowered and unconventional heroines, her intelligent heroes and her witty dialogue merge perfectly with modern themes, enthralling readers."
"Characters of vastly different backgrounds (Nordic and Texan), emotional turmoil, magic and an ever-expanding love coupled with an unusual plot make this an extraordinary read."
"Every novel Medeiros writes has a strain of adventure/romance, but her latest harkens back to her earlier, wildly thrilling tales of exciting exploits and untamed passion."
"[Guhrke's] unique characters simply win fans’ hearts and will have readers holding their breath at the surprising climax, wishing for more."
"Darkly sensual and alluring, this is a feast for fans of fine paranormal historicals."
" ... even as readers are at the edge of their seats they are drawn into the tender and emotional love story that’s the backbone of Foley’s latest."
"Richards knows how to play into readers’ fantasies, sweeping them into danger and passion."
"Newcomer Cornwall crafts an engrossing and atypical Regency complete with spies, forbidden passion and an engaging cast of characters."
"A desperate heroine, a wickedly sexy hero an unexpected passion and strong storytelling along with compelling characterization mark Grant as one to watch."
"[Luck's] well-developed characters, accurate historical settings and hot naked men will have readers turning pages."
"Carr’s way with characters and plot make her books fast paced, funny and heartfelt even as she pens the 17th book in her Virgin River series."
"Sprinkled with equal parts sweetness, charm and tender moments, Deveraux’s latest is a truly delightful read."
"March tells a lovely, romantic story of second chances."
"Fans of cupcakes and TV chefs will like this first installment of the Cupcake Club back-to-back romance series that comes with recipes."
"The fire that ignites between [the hero and heroine], turning them into a team, makes for a real page-turner."
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
"The gut-wrenching emotions and startling revelations make for an absolutely spellbinding tale. Already a master storyteller, Liu elevates her game to a new level with this incredible book."
"Intense emotion, elemental magic and the bonds of love all add up to another fabulous offering by this unparalleled master of paranormal romance!"
"Rising star Wells keeps the pressure on her protagonists as she throws curve balls at her characters."
"Part of what makes Max such a mesmerizing character is her sense of honor, even when under the yoke of magical slavery … One of the most intriguing and compelling UF series around."
"Over the course of this tumultuous series, Mead has taken her gutsy heroine on one amazing and truly treacherous journey, all culminating in this unforgettable finale."
"This is a wonderfully clever and inventive tale full of magic, yet still contemporary and believable. The author’s subtle yet very effective use of foreshadowing keeps the reader engaged ... "
"Harper skillfully builds characters and situations that evoke empathy for the good citizens of both the human and shapeshifter species."
"McLeod uses her gift for storytelling to deliver a truly terrific read that is certain to keep you perched on the edge of your seat until the very last page."
"There’s a lot going on here, and Grace makes it all work! Readers will keep turning the pages to keep from missing out."
"The building itself is almost a character and the ensemble cast of characters each give witness to the unspeakable terror approaching. You will be sleeping with the lights on after reading this one!"
"Hoag is exceptionally talented at providing readers with bone-chilling, unforgettable novels."
"There are many possible villains and the reader will be kept guessing through the continuous twists and turns until the end."
"Laurie’s talent sparkles in this funny, scary and intense thriller."
"Like much literature set during WWII, there is a sense of impending dread permeating the tale, but moments of tenuous beauty scattered throughout make it a lovely, absorbing read."
"Griggs is truly a master at writing characters who feel real and dealing with issues of the heart that readers can identify with."
"All the Flowers in Shanghai is at first awfully dispiriting but ultimately poignant and elegantly written."
"Told mostly in flashbacks, this is an interesting, very readable story of a woman’s struggle with understanding herself, her own sexuality and the value of truth, especially when it involves those you love."
"With her signature style, Barnes brings her characters to life in stunning detail. All in all, this is not your usual paranormal fare."
"Without giving in to melodrama, Handler examines all the feelings that come with first love: the desperation, heartache and sometimes unbearable happiness."
"[Reed] has written great characters who almost seem like normal kids working in a bookstore, yet they have dark, potentially deadly secrets."