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“Sing along with us
Dee dee dee-dee dee
Dah dah dah-dah dah
Yeah we’re hap-happy
Dah dah-dah
Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
Dah-do-dah-dah-dah
Dah-dah-dah do-dah-dah

We’re no threat, people
We’re not dirty, we’re not mean
We love everybody but we do as we please
When the weather’s fine
We go fishin’ or go swimmin’ in the sea
We’re always happy
Life’s for livin’ yeah, that’s our philosophy” – Mungo Jerry

Time for a great song!! Time for an upcoming book! New releases coming for August 15, 2015 and September 14, 2015. These dates are publishing dates. And now before summer ends, sing along to that meaningful classic In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry … ahhh the ’70s.

Historical romances take place before 1945. A heavy emphasis is placed on the development of a romantic relationship. Subgenres include medievals, American West and regencies.

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Mary Balogh

Only a Kiss
Survivor’s Club series
September 1

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Kerrigan Byrne

The Highwayman
To Tempt a Highlander series
September 1

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Tessa Dare

When a Scot Ties the Knot
Castles Ever After series
August 25

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Meredith Duran

Luck Be a Lady
Rules for the Reckless series
August 25

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Amanda Forester

The Highlander’s Bride
Highland Trouble series
September 1

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Shana Galen

The Rogue You Know
Covent Garden Cubs series
September 1

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Karen Hawkins

The Prince and I
Oxenburg Princes series
August 25

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Karen Ranney

Scotsman of My Dreams
MacIain series
August 25

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Sue-Ellen Welfonder

To Desire a Highlander
Scandalous Scots series
August 25

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You know sometimes you fall into a reading rut. Sometimes, you find yourself being less then happy over all the new books that you’re reading. Are you bored with the book that’s in your little hands? Do you find yourself asking: “How did this ever get published?” A lot of people who find themselves in a reading rut will change reading genres. I on the other hand pick up an oldie but goodie — a comfort read, shall we say.  Time for a cleansing breath.

To get out of my downward book spiral, I decided to reread 9780060549312_p0_v1_s260x420Something About Emmaline by Elizabeth Boyle from 2005.  My memory is really hazy when it comes to this book. All I remember is the first time I read it, it made me smile — maybe even laugh. I think I always give a higher nod to books that make me laugh. This story has an amusing set-up. Our hero, Alexander Denford, Baron Sedgwick, is tired of marriage-minded people. Everywhere he turns he’s tripping over some nubile girl with wedding bells on her mind. And if she doesn’t have those wedding bell tunes, her mother and even his grandmother have plans to see him wed. What’s a fella to do? Well, he and his drink-too-much buddy Jack come up with a foolproof plan that will stop all of these women from bothering him. He pretends to have a wife, Emmaline. He makes up a story about his sickly wife who can never make an appearance in society — why she’s almost at death’s door. But not completely because he has to keep her alive to keep all the women away. And, it works — or at least he thinks it works. Little does he know that he and Jack were overheard when they were coming up with their grandiose scheme.

Just when Alex is all comfy in his no-women-bothering-me-dream-world, he starts getting bills. Bills from carpenters, drapers, painters and dressmakers. It seems that his fake wife Emmaline is spending his money. It’s not long before he’s off to London to confront the imposter and the fun begins.

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If you are going to read this series here is the order you should read it in: The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes A Bride and The Scoundrel and the Debutante by Julia London. I didn’t. If I had, I may not have finished the entire series.

Road trip! Road trip! This book comes with a warning — you are either going to like this book or not. Why, pray tell, would that be? 9780373779512_p0_v2_s260x420Well, because The Scoundrel and the Debutante covers a period of only four days tops — at least the road trip falling in love part. So, there is a bit of a suspension of disbelief involved in this particular story. While this book worked for me, it may not work for others. But hey! This is about me, and I loved this story! Let’s take a gander, shall we?

If you have been following this series, it is the third installment of the Cabot sisters and it seems that even though I purchased the other two books for some reason I didn’t read them. Oh dear! Although, now that I go back and look at the covers, there seems to have been some adjusting of original covers vs. released covers and some last minute change of titles — which I didn’t catch. So, I when I go back and read those missed books  I will probably learn a valuable lesson about things that change. This also might explain why I couldn’t recall a single thing about the previous books when I was reading The Scoundrel and the Debutante. I digress.

In this story we have Prudence Cabot, the straight arrow sister who is sad (sniff) because she’s not married. She blames her scandalous sisters for this; she pouts, she crumbles, she resents. She just doesn’t understand why men are not flocking around her — she is the beauty of the family after all. She actually sounds a little stuck on herself, doesn’t she? Well, anyway she’s decided to visit a friend in the countryside who has just had a baby, which will make her even more depressed because she doesn’t like to be around happily married people. She is waiting for her carriage to pick her up. By the way, this was when I knew I would have to leave historical accuracy behind — a young unmarried woman waiting for a carriage unchaperoned, puleese. Anyway, she’s waiting for the carriage and what should happen while she’s waiting? The public coach pulls up and who should disembark? The biggest, brawniest, handsomest man she’s ever seen, and he’s lost. You see, he’s American and he doesn’t understand English, or at least the English that’s spoken in England. After assisting him in finding his proper direction, Prudence has some kind of epiphany. This is not a small gentle epiphany, but more of a giant lightning bolt. She decides to chuck it all for an adventure with this man who has stunned her senseless, our hero, Roan Matheson.

By the way, isn’t Roan another name for a horse? Ummm, I wonder — horse — stallion — big — ummmm. Roan Matheson is on a mission. He’s searching for his sister Aurora who seems to be quite a bother. She’s left her fiancé in America and came to England to — I don’t know — hang out with the rich people and parrrrr-ty. Roan also has an almost fiancée back home, but he doesn’t really know her and she doesn’t really light any bulbs, trip any triggers, send any shivers through him. Nope, when he gets back home he intends to marry her and seal a business proposition between her family and his. You see, Roan’s family has money, but they want more. And, now he’s in this country where the city of West Lee is actually Weslay and he’s headed south when he should be going north. He’s grumpy. Then he is saved by a gorgeous angel, Prudence, and thoughts of his sister seem to just fly out of his head.

Well, it isn’t too long before these two people who are so wrong for each other are on a road trip adventure. A romp through the countryside where all the standard Romanceville things happen to them. Thanks to Julia London’s remarkable writing this standard romance yarn rises above the rest. This journey seemed longer than the few days it actually was. And, even though Prudence did things that were not at all in her character, I didn’t mind. Prudence and Roan shared adventures, they shared stories, they shared truths and they shared a good time. They even admit their love for each other.  The road adventure is bright, shiny, fun; but as they continue there is a growing bleakness that takes place because they know that when their adventure ends they will separate. This was one time when a marriage proposal is turned down, I found the rejection understandable.

There was a lot more to this book, but I’m not going to go into everything except to say Aurora was a really self-centered girl. There were some other secondary characters, but they didn’t overwhelm any of the storytelling. The Scoundrel and the Debutante is first and foremost a tale about Roan and Prudence. If you can get past the four day fall in love thing, you should enjoy this book. And, obviously you don’t need to read the other two to read this one.
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Yes, another round of new books is about to be released! For your edification, here are a few of the upcoming books that are coming to a store/library/whatever near you. The release date for these are between June 15 and July 14, 2015.

Historical Romances take place before 1945. A heavy emphasis is placed on the development of a romantic relationship. Subgenres include medievals, American West and regencies.

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Rosanne Bittner

Do Not Forsake Me
Outlaw Hearts series
July 7

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Jane Feather

Trapped by Scandal
Trapped series
June 23

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Alexandra Hawkins

A Duke But No Gentleman
Masters of Seduction series
June 30

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Johanna Lindsey

Wildfire in His Arms
spinoff of One Heart to Win
June 16

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Kaki Warner

Home by Morning
Heroes of Heartbreak Creek trilogy
July 7

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Mary Wine

A Sword for His Lady
Courtly Love series
July 7

Historical Fiction normally takes place before 1945. Focus is on the lives, scandals and issues facing the characters, light emphasis on romance. A large percentage of these stories are fictionalized stories of real people. Phillipa Gregory is a HF author.

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Lisa Chaplin

The Tide Watchers
June 30

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Beatriz Williams

Tiny Little Thing
June 23

Contemporary Romance is in modern times; these stories place an emphasis on the development of a romantic relationship. Vary in tone, sensuality and content – may contain light suspense. Settings vary, but most take place in North America.
Mainstream Fiction are usually set in the present day, though occasionally will be set at any time after WWII, and the development of a romantic relationship is not a main focus of the plot. Subgenres include women’s fiction, chick lit, lad lit and literary fiction.

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Kristen Ashley

Ride Steady
Chaos Motorcycle Club series
Contemporary Romance
June 30

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ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Mama’s Boy
Mainstream
July 7

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Jackie Collins

The Santangelos
Santagelos series
Mainstream
June 16

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Jane Green

Summer Secrets
Mainstream
June 30

c_henry

Patti Callahan Henry

The Idea of Love
Mainstream
June 23

c_kelly

Erika Kelly

I Want You to Want Me
Rock Star series
Contemporary Romance
July 7

c_mallery

Susan Mallery

Kiss Me
Fool’s Gold series
Contemporary Romance
June 30

c_michaels

Fern Michaels

In Plain Sight
Sisterhood series
Mainstream
June 30

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Erin Nicholas

Getting Lucky
Sapphire Falls series
Contemporary Romance
June 23

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Matthew Quick

Love May Fail
Mainstream
June 16

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Christie Ridgway

Can’t Fight This Feeling
Cabin Fever series
Contemporary Romance
June 30

c_shalvis

Jill Shalvis

Second Chance Summer
Cedar Ridge series
Contemporary Romance
June 30

Mysteries take place in different settings and time periods, but solving a mystery (often, but not always a murder) is the main focus of the plot.
Thrillers take place in all different locations and time periods. The primary focus of the plot revolves around a major threat. Usually there is a time limit in which lives must be saved. These books may include a romantic subplot, but it does not drive the main story.
Suspense takes place in all different settings and time periods. Like mysteries, there is a truth to uncover or a criminal to find, but the why is emphasized as opposed to the who. Romance may be included, but is not the focus.
Romantic Suspense places a heavy emphasis on the development of a romantic relationship as jeopardy, lies, deceit and killers often stalk the hero or heroine. The sensuality and violence varies from book to book depending on the author.

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Paul Doiron

The Precipice
Mike Bowditch series
Mystery
June 16

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Roy Johansen and Iris Johansen

The Naked Eye
Suspense
July 14

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Lisa Renee Jones

Infinite Possibilities
The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series
Romantic Suspense
July 7

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Laura Kaye

Hard to Let Go
Hard Ink series
Romantic Suspense
June 30

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Eleanor Kuhns

Death in Salem
William Rees Mystery series
Mystery
June 16

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Patrick Lee

Signal
Sam Dryden series
Thriller
July 7

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Gayle Lynds

The Assassins
Mystery
June 30

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Aimee and David Thurlo

Looking Through Darkness
Trading Post series
Romantic Suspense
July 7

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Kate White

The Wrong Man
Suspense
June 16

Paranormal Romance takes place in all different settings and time periods. The focus of the plot is on the effect of supernatural or paranormal elements on the characters’ lives as they pursue a romantic relationship. Usually vampire, werewolf, shapeshifters, ghosts involved in romance.
Fantasy takes place in all different settings and time periods. The focus of the plot is primarily on the effect of magical elements on the characters’ lives, often while the characters are on a quest. Some popular themes are historical fantasy, mythical creatures and magical abilities.
Science Fiction takes place in all different settings and time periods. The focus of the plot is primarily on the effect of science innovations, or imagined scientific principles, on the characters lives.
Urban Fantasy are most often told in first-person narration. This person has to deal with supernatural and paranormal elements that are incorporated into our own world. The tales usually continue throughout a series rather than being finished in a single book. These novels are most frequently set in contemporary times, often in large urban areas. Strong women are a feature in this genre.

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Amanda Carlson

Pure Blooded
Jessica McCain series
Urban Fantasy
June 16

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Wesley Chu

Time Salvager
Paranormal
July 7

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Christine Feehan

Earth Bound
Sea Haven series
Paranormal
July 7

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Carolyn Ives Gilman

Dark Orbit
Science Fiction
July 14

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Heather Graham

The Silenced
Krewe of Hunters series
Paranormal
June 30

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Clay and Susan Griffin

The Undying Legion
Crown and Key series
Urban Fantasy
June 30

p_pacat

C.S. Pacat

Prince’s Gambit
Captive Prince series
Paranormal
July 7

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Lilith Saintcrow

Trailer Park Fae
Gallow and Ragged series
Urban Fantasy
June 23

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Jo Walton

The Philosopher Kings
The Just City series
Fantasy
June 30

Young Adult books generally focus on teenage heroes and heroines and can be part of any subgenre.

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M. Beth Bloom

Don’t Ever Change
July 7

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Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone
The Great Libraries series
July 7

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Caroline B. Cooney

No Such Person
July 14

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Amanda Sun

Storm
The Paper Gods series
Fantasy
June 30

Erotica takes place in different settings and time periods. The focus of the story is evolves around a variety of sexual exploits and not always is there a “happily ever after.”

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Regina Cole

Sex Becomes Her
June 30

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Lauren Dane

Opening Up
Ink and Chrome series
June 16

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Lorelei James

Caged
The Mastered series
July 14

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Monica Murphy

Taming Lily
Fowler Sisters series
July 7

e_petrova

Em Petrova

Ropin’ Hearts, ebook
Boot Knockers Ranch series
June 9

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Jayne Rylon

Long Time Coming
Hot Rods series
July 7

Inspirational Fiction take place across many different time periods and genres. Most contain strong religious themes and are predominantly Christian. Rarely are sex scenes included in these stories. However, some novels in the subcategories of suspense and thriller may contain some scenes of violence.

i_alexander Tamera Alexander
Dorothy Love
Shelley Gray
Elizabeth Musser
Among the Fair Magnolias
Historical anthology
July 14
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Molly Jebber

Change of Heart
Historical
June 30

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Sarah E. Ladd

The Curiosity Keeper
The Treasures of Surrey Novel series
July 7

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Laura McNeill

Center of Gravity
Suspense
July 14

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Beth Wiseman

Her Brother’s Keeper
Amish Secrets Novel series
July 7

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This is like a broken record in more ways than one. Suzanne Enoch latest Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid is the latest inh_enoch the Scandalous Highlanders series. This one is about Rowena, the sister in the MacLawry family. And, as we are told 500 gazillion times in this book she’s a fierce highland lass. The hero of this story is Lachlan MacTier, Viscount Gray, who, by the way, just may be in the running for the Bonehead hero award.

I have enjoyed the other stories in this series and I especially loved Ranulf’s story, A Rogue with a Brogue. That’s a good thing, because let me tell you Ranulf was a big pain in the bahooky this time around. Yes, I know he’s a controlling older brother who has all the responsibilities of his land, brothers, sister, neighbors, clan, wife and sheep on his big brawny shoulders. Yes, he is not the only controlling older brother I’ve ever seen in a Romanceland novel, but usually there is also a gentleness revealed just below the surface in most of those guys, which seemed to be lacking in this presentation of Ranulf. That’s too bad, because it was one of the things that darkened my enjoyment of this book. Though that wasn’t the only thing that caused a shadow here and there.

Let’s start with Rowena. She’s very young. I mean really young and not just chronologically but she’s really, really immature. She has always luved Lachlan, followed him around when they were wee bairns, ye ken. He has totally ignored her. She is like a mosquito buzzing around his head. Well, when she turns seventeen she decides to run off to London, which is actually Ranulf and Charlottes story. Well, now she has turned eighteen and she’s allll grown up and she has men tripping all over her and she is going to return to Scotland to attend her brother’s wedding and she’s going to bring her London friends with her and she’s not going to talk with a Scottish brogue and she’s going to like totally ignore that big oaf Lachlan. Rowena was a real irritating character; she was, like, totally into herself, she was like embarrassed of the sheep. Ehmagawd! Being a highlander was totally uncool. It wasn’t till she was kidnapped that I had any fondness for her, but, by that time I had only a few chapters left.

Then we have Mr. Bonehead – Lachlan. For years and years he ignores Rowena – she is nothing but a big irritate in his manly life and then she shows up with her London friends and bumps on her chest! Now he sees her! She’s got gazongas! She’s a fierce highland lassie! She’s fierce, fierce, fierce and he must hae the wee bonnie lass! He must sneak into her bedroom at night and coerce her into a kiss! He must trip up all the other guys so he will be the only one left. He must navigate around his best friends in the whole world, her brothers, take her innocence and then lie about it. Phew, I’m fair puckled!

I’ve read Suzanne Enoch since the beginning of time and I will always read her books. I love a lot of her stories; if I didn’t I wouldn’t still be reading her. However, every once in a while there is one book that doesn’t live up to the rest of the books in the series and for me Mad, Bad, and Dangerous falls short, ye’ ken?

Time/Place: 1820ish Scotland

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Avast ye’ matey, it be time for those scurvy upcomin’ releases. Fer yur perusal here are some of those books, not all o’ them mine ye. Fer May 15 to June 14, 2015. And, like in the past, them’s publishing dates, not when the liberry gets ’em.

Historical romances take place before 1945. A heavy emphasis is placed on the development of a romantic relationship. Subgenres include medievals, American West and regencies.

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Mary Balogh

Only a Promise
Survivors’ Club series
June 9

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Isabelle Cooper

Night of the Highland Dragon
June 2

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Cara Elliott

Passionately Yours
Hellions of High Street series
May 26

h_gracie

Anne Gracie

The Spring Bride
Chance Sisters Romance series
June 2

h_hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt

Dearest Rogue
Maiden Lane series
May 26

h_marlowe

Mia Marlowe

Never Resist a Rake
Somerfield Park series
June 2

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Joanna Shupe

The Lady Hellion
Wicked Deceptions series
May 26

Historical Fiction normally takes place before 1945. Focus is on the lives, scandals and issues facing the characters, light emphasis on romance. A large percentage of these stories are fictionalized stories of real people. Phillipa Gregory is an HF author.

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Laura Andersen

The Virgin’s Daughter
Tudor Legacy series
May 26

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Vanessa Lafaye

Under a Dark Summer Sky
June 9

Contemporary Romance is in modern times; these stories place an emphasis on the development of a romantic relationship. Vary in tone, sensuality and content — may contain light suspense. Settings vary, but most take place in North America.
Mainstream Fiction are usually set in the present day, though occasionally will be set at any time after WWII, and the development of a romantic relationship is not a main focus of the plot. Subgenres include women’s fiction, chick lit, lad lit and literary fiction.

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Rochelle Alers

Cherry Lane
Cavanaugh Island series
Contemporary Romance
May 26

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Mary Kay Andrews

Beach Town
Contemporary Romance
May 19

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Meg Cabot

Royal Wedding
Princess Diaries series
Mainstream
June 2

c_dane

Lauren Dane

Back to You
Hurley Boys series
Contemporary Romance
May 26

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Barbara Delinsky

Blueprints
Mainstream
June 9

c_monroe

Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer’s End
Lowcountry Summer series
Contemporary Romance
May 19

c_porter

Jane Porter

It’s You
Mainstream
June 2

c_probst

Jennifer Probst

Searching for Beautiful
Searching series
Contemporary Romance
May 26

c_sala

Sharon Sala

I’ll Stand by You
Contemporary Romance
June 2

c_wright

Kim Wright

The Canterbury Sisters
Mainstream
May 19

c_young

Samantha Young

Moonlight on Nightingale Way
On Dublin Street series
Contemporary Romance
June 2

Mysteries take place in different settings and time periods, but solving a mystery (often, but not always a murder) is the main focus of the plot.
Thrillers take place in all different locations and time periods. The primary focus of the plot revolves around a major threat. Usually there is a time limit in which lives must be saved. These books may include a romantic subplot, but it does not drive the main story.
Suspense takes place in all different settings and time periods. Like mysteries, there is a truth to uncover or a criminal to find, but the why is emphasized as opposed to the who. Romance may be included, but is not the focus.
Romantic Suspense places a heavy emphasis on the development of a romantic relationship as jeopardy, lies, deceit and killers often stalk the hero or heroine. The sensuality and violence varies from book to book depending on the author.

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Sharon Bolton

Little Black Lies
Mystery
May 19

m_carlisle

Kate Carlisle

Ripped from the Pages
The Bibliophile Mysteries
June 2

m_casey

Jane Casey

The Kill
Maeve Kerrigan series
Mystery
June 2

m_dimon

HelenKay Dimon

Falling Hard
Bay Boys series
Romantic Suspense
May 26

m_donoghue

Clare Donoghue

No Place to Die
Mike Lockyer series
Suspense
June 9

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Kendra Elliot

Spiraled
Callahan and McLane series
Romantic Suspense
June 2

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J.T. Ellison

What Lies Beneath
Dr. Samantha Owens series
Thriller
May 26

m_grecian

Alex Grecian

The Harvest Man
Scotland Yard Murder Squad
Mystery
May 19

m_kennedy

Elle Kennedy

Midnight Captive
Killer Instincts series
Romantic Suspense
June 2

m_stuart

Anne Stuart

Consumed by Fire
Fire series
Romantic Suspense
May 26

m_toussaint

Maggie Toussaint

Bubba Done It
Dream Walkers series
Mystery
May 20

Paranormal Romance takes place in all different settings and time periods. The focus of the plot is on the effect of supernatural or paranormal elements on the characters’ lives as they pursue a romantic relationship. Usually vampire, werewolf, shapeshifters, ghosts involved in romance.
Fantasy takes place in all different settings and time periods. The focus of the plot is primarily on the effect of magical elements on the characters’ lives, often while the characters are on a quest. Some popular themes are historical fantasy, mythical creatures and magical abilities.
Urban Fantasy are most often told in first-person narration. This person has to deal with supernatural and paranormal elements that are incorporated into our own world. The tales usually continue throughout a series rather than being finished in a single book. These novels are most frequently set in contemporary times, often in large urban areas. Strong women are a feature in this genre.

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Kristin Cast

Amber Smoke
Escaped series
Paranormal, New Adult
June 9

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Beth Cato

The Clockwork Crown
The Clockwork Dagger series
Urban Fantasy
June 9

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P.N. Elrod

The Hanged Man
Majestic Psyche Service series
Fantasy Steampunk
May 19

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Diana Pharaoh Francis

Edge of Dreams
Diamond City Magic series
Urban Fantasy
ebook
April 15 – Oops, missed last month

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Kami Garcia

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Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Deception
Beautiful Creatures spinoff
Paranormal
May 19

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Simon R. Green

From a Drood to a Kill
Secret Histories series
Urban Fantasy
June 2

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Ed Greenwood

The Iron Assassin
Fantasy
June 9

p_ivy

Alexandra Ivy

When Darkness Ends
Guardians of Eternity series
Paranormal Romance
May 26

p_jones

Darynda Jones

Eighth Grave After Dark
Charley Davidson series
Urban Fantasy
May 19

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Jeffe Kennedy

The Talon of the Hawk
Twelve Kingdoms series
Fantasy
May 26

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Mercedes Lackey

From a High Tower
Elemental Masters series
Fantasy
June 2

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Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key
Red Queen’s War series
Fantasy
May 26

p_novik

Naomi Novik

Uprooted
Fantasy
May 19

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Nalini Singh

Shards of Hope
Psy-changeling series
Paranormal Romance
June 2

p_turner

Marc Turner

When the Heavens Fall
Fantasy
May 19

Young Adult books generally focus on teenage heroes and heroines and can be part of any subgenre.

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Nina Berry

The Notorious Pagan Jones
May 26

ya_maetani

Valyne E. Maetani

Ink and Ashes, debut
Mystery
June 1

ya_mccary

Katie McGarry

Nowhere but Here
Thunder Road series
May 26

ya_rabb

Margo Rabb

Kissing in America
May 26

ya_ryan

Carrie Ryan

Daughter of Deep Silence
Thriller
May 26

ya_schmidt

Tiffany Schmidt

Hold Me Like a Breath
Once Upon a Crime Family series
Thriller
May 19

ya_weber

Mary Weber

Siren’s Fury
Storm Siren’s Trilogy
Fantasy
June 2

Erotica takes place in different settings and time periods. The focus of the story revolves around a variety of sexual exploits and not always is there a “happily ever after.”

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Lilah Pace

Asking for It
June 2

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Charlotte Stein

Sweet Agony
May 23

Inspirational Fiction take place across many different time periods and genres. Most contain strong religious themes and are predominantly Christian. Rarely are sex scenes included in these stories. However, some novels in the subcategories of suspense and thriller may contain some scenes of violence.

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Jennifer Beckstrand

Huckleberry Harvest
Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series
May 26

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Melanie Dickerson

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest
Medieval Fairy Tale Romance
Historical
May 15

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Jerry S. Eicher

A Blessing for Miriam
Land of Promise series
June 1

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Eva Marie Everson

Five Brides
Historical
June 1

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Jody Hedlund

Hearts Made Whole
Historical
June 2

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Lynne Hinton

The Case of the Sin City Sister
Mystery
May 26

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Charles Martin

Water from My Heart
Mainstream
May 19

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And, now what time is it? It’s time for those new upcoming books scheduled to be released between April 15 and May 14, 2015. And, what does Kay say? She says these are the release dates, not the date they will be hitting the library shelves.

Historical romances take place before 1945. A heavy emphasis is placed on the development of a romantic relationship. Subgenres include medievals, American West and regencies.

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Victoria Alexander

The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress
Millworth Manor series
April 28

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Kelly Bowen

A Good Rogue Is Hard to Find
The Lords of Worth series
April 28

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Anna Campbell

A Scoundrel by Moonlight
Sons of Sin series
April 28

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Cara Elliott

Sinfully Yours
Hellions of High Street series
April 28

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Lorraine Heath

The Duke and the Lady in Red
Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series
April 28

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Jade Lee

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake
Not Quite Ladies series
May 5

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Joanna Shupe

The Harlot Countess
Wicked Deceptions series
April 28

Historical Fiction normally takes place before 1945. Focus is on the lives, scandals and issues facing the characters, light emphasis on romance. A large (more…)

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