New Contemporary Romance Authors

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I catalog the new mass market paperbacks, so I have easy access to the new titles coming in and I decided to take a gamble on some new authors.  Some were surprisingly entertaining and I’ve added a few of the new authors to my favorites list. If you’re looking for something new to read in the contemporary romance family, take a look at some of these new titles. They are all series but can be read alone.

Don’t be afraid to try something new – you might like it!

as good as newAs Good As New  (A Something New Novel) – Jennifer Dawson – After an injury ends his NFL career, Evan Donovan is stunned when Penelope Watkins, the woman who has loved him for years, shows up on his doorstep determined to nurse him back to health—and to make him admit that he cannot live without her.

heart like mineHeart Like Mine  (An Echo Lake Novel) – Maggie McGinnis – To save the pediatric department at Vermont’s Mercy Hospital, aspiring CFO Delaney Blair must convince pediatrician Dr. Joshua Mackenzie to help her on her mission, and as they work closely together, an emergency changes everything and forces them to realize that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.

hold your breathHold Your Breath  (Search and Rescue) – Katie Ruggle – When he and his team of rescue divers go face-to-face with a killer, Callum, the haunted leader of the close-knit Search and Rescue brotherhood, finds that both his heart and life are on the line as he allows himself to get close to newcomer Louise “Lou” Sparks.

love walks inLove Walks In  (The Shaughnessy Brothers) – Samantha Chase – Though most things come easily to wealthy, luxury resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy, the loss of his mother hit him hard, and he’s been wary of growing close to anyone ever since—until a runaway bride Aubrey literally climbs into his life via a hotel window.

more than a feelingMore Than A Feeling  (Heart of the Rockies) – Sara Richardson – While starting a new life free of fear in Aspen, Colorado, Ruby James finds her quiet existence interrupted by police office Sawyer Hawkins who awakens feelings within her that she thought were long buried.

 

one night charmerOne Night Charmer  (Copper Ridge Novels) – Maisey Yates – Determined to make it on her own, Sierra West asks overly opinionated, yet totally gorgeous Ace Thompson for a bartending job, and as they work side by side, they get closer and closer to breaking the “no mixing business with pleasure” rule.

take me home tonightTake Me Home Tonight  (Rock Star Romance) – Erika Kelly – The new keyboardist of the band Blue Fire, Calix Bourbon, who is desperately trying to keep his fractured family together, finds himself distracted by the band’s beautiful personal chef, who has her heart set on auditioning for a televised cooking show—and on him.

draw me closeDraw Me Close  (Hearts and Crafts) – Nicole Michaels – Happy with her life the way it is, DIY refurbisher Lindsey is thrown for a loop when she encounters the man she has never stopped loving—Derek, an architect and single father who will do anything to keep her close this time and never let her go.

best laid weddingBest Laid Wedding Plans (Magnolia Brides) – Lynnette Austin – After inheriting her family’s beautiful antebellum home, Jenni Beth Beaumont, determined to turn the residence into a wedding destination, goes up against an architectural salvager—and her former flame—who is determined to purchase and deconstruct her family’s estate.

one for meThe One For Me (A Danvers Novel) – Sydney Landon – When he meets Crystal Webber, who literally faints at his feet, billionaire playboy Mark DeSanto suddenly finds himself wondering if it’s time to explore something long-lasting instead of a brief encounter.

 

cuff meCuff Me  (New York’s Finest) -Lauren Layne – When his longtime partner, Jill—a sassy, sexy, smart-mouth blonde—begins seeing someone, NYPD homicide detective Vincent Moretti realizes that he wants her for himself and will break all the rules to convince her to be his partner for life.

someoneSomeone Like You (The Harrisons) – Jennifer Gracen –  Agreeing to coach a kids’ soccer team, soccer star and black sheep of the wealthy Harrison clan, Pierce Harrison, meets his match in his co-coach Abby McCord, a sweet-faced beauty with trust issues, who blocks his amorous advances at every turn.

On Our Shelves: Romance

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Now that the kids are back to school, find a comfy chair, put your feet up and lose yourself in a sizzling romance!

Contemporary

Home by Morning – Kaki Warner

Truly Madly Montana – Fiona Lowe

I Want You To Want Me – Erika Kelly

Truly Sweet – Candis Terry

Trouble When You Walked In – Kieran Kramer

Made For Us – Samantha Chase

The Name of the Game Jennifer Dawson

All Wrapped Up – Kimberly Kincaid

Snowflake Bay – Donna Kauffman

Love Somebody Like You – Susan Fox

Playing with Fire – Kate Meader

All I Want – Jill Shalvis

Historical

The Daughter of an Earl – Victoria Morgan

The Duke Can Go to the Devil – Erin Knightley

Put Up Your Duke – Megan Frampton

The Highlander Takes a Bride – Lynsay Sands

All The Ways to Ruin A Rogue – Sophie Jordan

The Earl Claims a Bride – Amelia Grey

The Legend of Lyon Redmond – Julie Ann Long

Some Like It Scot – Suzanne Enoch

Tall, Dark and Wicked – Madeline Hunter

Romantic Suspense

Exit Strategy – Lena Diaz

Hard to Let Go – Laura Kaye

Hot Point – M.L. Buchman

Claimed – Elle Kennedy

Paranormal

Flight From Death – Jasmine Galenorn

Vipers Rule – Stephanie Tyler

Earth Bound – Christine Feehan

Binding TIes – Shannon K. Butcher

 

On Our Shelves: November 2014 Romance Books Are Here!

readingHave you been waiting for your favorite author to publish a new book?  We’ve just received a shipment of the newest Romance paperbacks.  Take a look and see if your author has a new book out.

Contemporary

Christmas at Twilight (A Twilight, Texas Novel) by Lori Wilde

Sleigh Bells in Valentine Valley  (A Valentine Valley Novel) by Emma Cane

The Lodge on Holly Road  (Life in Icicle Falls) by Sheila Roberts

The Heart of Christmas (A Whiskey Creek Novel) by Brenda Novak

Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

Sunflower Lane (A Lonesome Way Novel) by Jill Gregory

What A Woman Gets (A Manley Maids Novel) by Judi Fennell

Midnight Action (A Killer Instincts Novel) by Elle Kennedy

Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Treasure on Lilac Lane (A Jewell Cove Novel) by Donna Alward

PARANORMAL

Archangel’s Shadows (A Guild Hunter Novel) by Nalini Singh

Burn For Me (A Hidden Legacy Novel) by Ilona Andrews

Romantic Suspense

Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton

Silent Night by C.J. Kyle

Historical

The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane  (Rhymes With Love) by Elizabeth Boyle

Only Enchanting (A Survivors’ Club Novel) by Mary Balogh

The Accidental Countess by Valerie Bowman

The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding by Victoria Alexander

 

On Our Shelf: New Contemporary Romance

romGrab a chair and find a nice, shady place to read these hot, romantic books!

love with a perfect cowboyLove With A Perfect Cowboy by Lori Wilde – Melody Spencer had long-ago wiped the dust of Cupid, Texas, off her cute shoes . . . and done her best to forget the chiseled jaw and strong arms of cowboy Luke Spencer.   But now Luke’s come striding back into her life,  and he has an ulterior motive.  As Mayor of Cupid, he knows Melody’s business savvy can help save their beloved hometown. His smooth talking might get her to Texas, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get her in his bed.marriage pact

The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller – Ten years ago, Hadleigh Stevens was eighteen and this close to saying “I do,” when Tripp Galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle. Now that she’s recovered from her youthful mistake and Tripp’s interference, Hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact.  Divorced and eager to reconnect with his cowboy roots, Tripp returns to Bliss County to save his ailing father’s ranch. He’s not looking for another wife—certainly not his best friend’s little sister. But he’s never been able to forget Hadleigh. And this time, if she ends up in his arms, he won’t be walking away!

baby it's youBaby, It’s You by Jane Graves – With only the wedding dress on her back and her honeymoon luggage in the car, Kari Worthington is running away.  She escapes to the Texas Hill country  and lands on a tall, dark, and gorgeous winery owner’s doorstep. All she needs is a job and a place to live until she can get back on her feet. So why is she fantasizing about losing herself in his powerful arms?  For Marc Cordero, freedom is so close he can taste it. He’s devoted his life to managing the family business and being a single dad. Now with his daughter away at college and his brother taking over the winery, Marc is ready to hop on his Harley for parts unknown-until a runaway bride bursts onto the scene.  Marc give up his future to take a chance on love?take my breath

Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway –  Poppy Walker has a plan to restore the family resort, and she’s sticking to it. So when a good-looking guy with plenty of cash rents one of her half-repaired vacation cabins, she figures he’s just what the handyman ordered.   Former teen idol turned Hollywood exec Ryan Hamilton wants a private place in which to endure his very personal heartbreak. Finally, at this rustic mountain cabin, he has all the seclusion one man could want—until sparks begin to fly with his sexy, formerly chilly landlady.

once tastedOnce Tasted by Laura Moore – Everything has come easily to Reid Knowles, the middle son of a California ranching family. But his charmed life is suddenly complicated when his good friend and neighbor asks him to help run the winery next door. His neighbor’s niece, Mia Bodell, is in charge—and she has made it clear that she’d rather be roped to a steer than to Reid Knowles.   Her life marked by loss, Mia knows that nothing comes easily—love included.  From Reid’s first intoxicating kiss to his unexpectedly tender seduction, Mia is swept into a passionate affair that could tear her heart to pieces . . . or give her everything she has ever wanted.a man's promise

A Man’s Promise by Brenda Jackson –  Superstar musician Caden Granger has spent years running from love, commitment and family. Yet despite his fame and fortune, he knows the kind of respect and adoration he needs can only come from one person—the very woman who wants nothing to do with him.  Charity volunteer and owner of a wine boutique, Shiloh Timmons finally got her life on track once her relationship with Caden ended, and she’s in no hurry to revisit a romance with the man who believes she left him standing at the altar.

i want to holdI Want to Hold Your Hand by Marie Force – Almost seven years after losing her husband in Iraq, Hannah Abbott Guthrie isn’t sure she’s ready—or able—to move on, but the attentions of a lifelong friend are making her think about it for the first time.   Nolan has loved Hannah for years, but he’d been giving her the space she needed to heal from her devastating loss. Now, when an opportunity arises to show her how he feels, Nolan can’t resist, but he knows earning her love will take more than a kiss.all i want

All I Want Is You by Toni Blake –  Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn’t pay the bills. Maybe it’s time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who’s smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he’s all wrong for her. If only he didn’t have such captivating blue eyes.  Wary of trusting others, Jack DuVall hasn’t been entirely honest with Christy. He’s not really a handyman. He’s not really broke. And sharing the long drive to visit her beloved grandpa isn’t just about gallantry—he finds gorgeous, feisty Christy completely irresistible.

troublemakerThe Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte -It’s been the day from hell for Maddie. Instead of offering a promotion, her boss made a pass. She quit, then got dumped by her lukewarm boyfriend. As the fiery redhead has a foul-mouthed meltdown, her green-eyed neighbor Flynn McCauley stands in her kitchen…completely captivated.  He was just there to fix the sink as a favor. He’s not into relationships. She’s done with idiots. But where there are friends…sometimes there are benefits. And sometimes the boy next door might be just what you need at the end of every day.suddenly

Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan – Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the grand opening plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O’Neil is back in town and looking more delectable than ever. Memories of the electrifying night they shared last summer leave Élise very tempted, but she knows all too well that eventually Sean will be leaving…again.   Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O’Neil’s worst nightmare. Returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means confronting the guilt he feels about rejecting his family’s lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise is still in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction!

talkingTalking After Midnightby Dakota Cassidy – Marybell Lyman is notorious for two things:  Her look. The wicked hairstyle, multiple piercings and practiced sneer that say: “Stay back—I bite.”  Her voice. The syrupy lilt that’s her bread and butter at Call Girls, the prim little town’s flourishing phone-sex company.   Hunky handyman Taggart Hawthorn is mesmerized.  He wants to know more about mysterious Marybell, to hear more of her sexy talk—all for himself.

Christmas in July by Debbie Mason – Grace Flaherty had given up hope of ever seeing her christmashusband again. After all, it’d been over a year since he went missing in combat. So when he strides through the door of her bakery in downtown Christmas one sunny afternoon, she can hardly believe her eyes. But her happily-ever-after is going to take some effort – because Jack has no memory of his family.  All Jack Flaherty remembers about Christmas is that he couldn’t wait to leave town. Now he’s a local hero with a wife and son he doesn’t know. Even as he struggles to rekindle the romance with his wife, he knows in his heart what he wants: a second chance at love.

Also for your reading pleasure:  Wedding at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels, The Promise by Robyn Carr, Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne, The Tea Shop On Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts

Shades of Love: An Assortment of Love Stories

loveThe love stories in these books run the gamut from sweet to sinister and everything in between!

Unlikely Love Stories:

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

The Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas

The Madness of Lord Ian by Jennifer Ashley

First Love:

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

First Love by James Patterson

Dangerous Love

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Love Overseas

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

Star Crossed Love

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

True Love

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Love & War: Twenty Years, three presidents, two daughters & one Louisiana home by James Carville

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the centuryby Sam Kashner

Source: Amazon