On The Shelves Tuesday 6/21/2010

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

Historical Romance
  
 Shameless
by Anne Stuart

“In The House of Rohan series, no innocent is safe and readers are rendered breathless with chills of delight.”
  Seduction and Scandal
by Charlotte Featherstone

“Secrets, passions and conflicts abound as readers are led through a labyrinth of plot twists, séances … and love scenes that take their breath away and leave them panting for more.”
       
 A Wedding Wager
by Jane Feather

“This compelling read delivers an unforgettable cast of characters and places them in an irresistible story of a second chance at love …”
  The Darkest Heart
by Thea Devine

“[Devine] builds a vampiric world that is dark, sinister and sensual.”
       
Contemporary Romance 
  
 Baby, Come Home
by Stephanie Bond

“The second in Bond’s Southern Roads trilogy features her trademark humor, smart dialogue and steamy love scenes.”
  King’s Promise
by Adrianne Byrd

“In this second installment of Byrd’s series about the sexy King brothers, readers are treated to the intense, funny affair between the second King brother, Xavier, and his new bartender.”
       
Series Romance 
  
 Cowboy Up
by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Cowboy Up is a sexy joy ride, balanced with good-natured humor and Thompson’s keen eye for detail.”
  Soldier’s Last Stand
by Cindy Dees

“This action-packed novel is well plotted, with intriguing characters and steamy romantic tension.”
       
 A Night of Scandal
by Sarah Morgan

“Katie is quite the chattermouth, and her dialogue exchanges with Nathaniel are a hoot to read. This is a fresh, funny globe-trotting romance.”
  Sweet Destiny
by Rochelle Alers

“Alers gives her main characters time to grow with each other as opposed to falling headfirst into a physical relationship, by far the best part of the book.”
       
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Erotica
  
 Embraced by Blood
by Laurie London

“London continues the culture clash between her vampire factions, which means the danger and body count are increasing!”
  Collide
by Megan Hart

“Smart, funny and highly sensual, Collide is a roller-coaster ride that’s as emotional as it is unconventional.”
       
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller 
  
 Among the Missing
by Morag Joss

“Joss’ beautiful, evocative novel is filled with tension and suspense, stemming not so much from physical action as from untenable relationships forged with secrets and loss.”
  The Bones of Avalon
by Phil Rickman

“This wonderful stand alone immediately draws the reader into danger and mystery, focused on Dr. John Dee, astrologer to Elizabeth I.”
       
 Trespasser
by Paul Doiron

“Well-paced, with an interesting array of elegantly rounded characters, this effort more than lives up to the promise of Doiron’s debut.”
  Disturbance
by Jan Burke

“Featuring a killer whose diabolical plans are laid out years in advance, this chilling novel is rife with terror and suspense.”
       
 Fallen
by Karin Slaughter

“[T]his complex story focuses on relationships — between lovers, partners and colleagues, families and children — and the secrets they keep from each other.”
  Breaking Silence
by Linda Castillo

“Life in the farming area is vividly portrayed and both the sociological background and the physical setting add greatly to the mystery.”
       
 Bones of a Feather
by Carolyn Haines

“A perfectly written mystery with a cast that is humorous, charming and deadly.”
  A Bad Day for Scandal
by Sophie Littlefield

“As usual Littlefield tucks themes of empowerment and sisterhood in between the chase scenes and small-town shenanigans.”
       
 Strong at the Break
by Jon Land

“Plenty of action keeps pages turning along with the fascination of discovering all the pieces connecting and clicking into place to reach the finale.”
  Watch Me Die
by Erica Spindler

“This is a fine read for those wanting a fast-paced suspense with a little romance thrown in.”
       
Inspirational 
  
 The Canary List
by Sigmund Brouwer

“Whether you choose to believe in demon possession or not, this perfectly paced novel, full of exciting plot twists, will keep you second- guessing.”
  Learning
by Karen Kingsbury

“There are some real gems of wisdom and depth in this novel, particularly surrounding Bailey’s involvement with her fellow cast members with regards to her Christian beliefs.”
       
Young Adult  
  
 Haunting Violet
by Alyxandra Harvey

“The story is engaging and the budding romance between Violet and Colin entertaining.”
    
       

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