[bksvol-discuss] Re: Fw: Romance June 2008

  • From: Natalia Sulca <youngbeautyqueen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 18:08:38 -0400

Are these on bookshare? I'd like to read them! Especially the last one.

Now Reading Dreamland by Sarrah Dessen


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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Fw: Romance June 2008
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 07:10:18 -0400

Romance June 2008

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you 
want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." ~ from the 1989 film
When Harry Met Sally
New and Recently Released!
A Lady's Secret - by Jo Beverley
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Pub Date: 4/1/2008
ISBN: 9780451224194
ISBN-10: 0451224191
Historical Romance. When Robin Fitzvitry, the fun-loving Earl of Huntersdown, 
makes a stop at the Tête de Boeuf Inn one July afternoon in 1764 France, he
is instantly intrigued by the arrival of a young, stunning, and foul-mouthed 
Italian nun. Suspecting that Sister Immaculata may actually be an adventuress
on the run, Robin offers to help escort her to England, never realizing that he 
will fall headlong for the spirited woman in the process. Fans of author
Jo Beverley will enjoy the mix of witty dialogue, palpable danger, well-drawn 
characters, and a charming Papillon dog (Robin's companion) in A Lady's Secret.
Lost Souls - by Lisa Jackson
Publisher: Kensington Books
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Pub Date: 4/1/2008
ISBN: 9780758211835
ISBN-10: 075821183X
Romantic Suspense. Following her near-fatal encounter with a sadistic killer 18 
months earlier, Kristi Bentz is determined now more than ever to become
a true crime writer. All she needs is a story that will take her to the top, 
and she thinks she has found it at her old alma mater, All Saints College
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where four female students have been brutally 
murdered. Kristi returns to campus and is surprised when a former flame, Jay 
turns out to be one of her teachers, but she also begins to suspect that she 
may be the crazed killer's next target. Tinged with paranormal elements, Lost
Souls is the latest chilling entry in author Lisa Jackson's New Orleans series.
The Seduction of an Unknown Lady - by Samantha James
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Pub Date: 4/1/2008
ISBN: 9780060896492
ISBN-10: 0060896493
Historical Romance. Prim and proper bookseller Fionna Hawkes is a woman with a 
secret. Under the pen name F. J. Sparrow, she writes horror novels that have
set all of London society abuzz, especially since no one knows the identity of 
the mysterious author. To get inspiration for her tales, Fionna regularly
ventures into the city's dark streets and alleys, and during one of her 
late-night expeditions she meets sexy Lord Aidan McBride. Fionna longs to share
her secret--and her life--with this handsome man, but it soon becomes apparent 
that someone may be out to harm her. The sizzling chemistry in this captivating
romance will keep you turning the pages.
A Dangerous Love - by Brenda Joyce
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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Pub Date: 4/1/2008
ISBN: 9780373772759
ISBN-10: 0373772750
Historical Romance. As a boy, Emilian St. Xavier was taken from his Romany 
mother and brought to his father, Lord Edmund St. Xavier, who tried to raise
him as a true Englishman. Years later, Emilian has wealth, power, and a title, 
but he also has a deep scorn for gadjos, or non-Gypsies. When he hears that
his mother has been murdered by an English mob, he sets out to seek revenge by 
despoiling an aristocrat, but progressive Ariella de Warenne proves to be
a gentlewoman worthy of his love. Set in Victorian England, A Dangerous Love 
opens a new chapter in the story of the de Warenne family, whose Regency-era
exploits were last chronicled in The Perfect Bride.
Twisted - by Andrea Kane
Publisher: William Morrow
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Pub Date: 4/1/2008
ISBN: 9780061236785
ISBN-10: 0061236780
Romantic Suspense. During a business trip to Manhattan, former FBI agent Sloane 
Burbank, now an independent consultant specializing in crisis management
and negotiation, learns that an old childhood friend has been missing for over 
a year. She quickly leaps into action and contacts the FBI about the case,
only to discover that her ex-lover, Derek Parker, is the agent in charge. As 
the two work together, they discover that their former chemistry hasn't 
that Sloane's friend's disappearance may be linked to other crimes. Twisted is 
the 1st thrilling tale in a new series from author Andrea Kane.
Focus on: 2007 RITA Award Winners
Each year, the Romance Writers of America presents the RITA Awards (named after 
Rita Clay Estrada, the first RWA president) to authors of outstanding romance
novels in a variety of categories. A sampling of the 2007 winners appears below.
A Hunger Like No Other - by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
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Pub Date: 3/28/2006
ISBN: 9781416509875
ISBN-10: 1416509879
Paranormal Romance. Unlike most tourists, recent Tulane graduate Emmaline Troy 
hasn't come to Paris to soak up the city's culture and history. The daughter
of a Valkyrie mother and a vampire father, she is in search of information 
about her deceased parents, but her plans are abruptly altered when a dark and
dangerous man captures her on the streets. Before long, Emmaline learns that 
she has been claimed by the leader of the Lykae clan, Laclain MacRieve, who
has been waiting for his predestined lifemate for a thousand years. This 1st 
book in the Immortals After Dark series won the RITA for Best Paranormal 
First Chapter
On the Way to the Wedding - by Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon Books
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Pub Date: 7/1/2006
ISBN: 9780060531256
ISBN-10: 0060531258
Historical Regency. "Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton 
believed in true love." So begins author Julia Quinn's spirited and witty 8th
book in the Bridgerton series, after It's In His Kiss. Gregory believes he's 
found "the one" when he meets gorgeous Hermione Watson--but she is already
in love with someone else. Determined to win her over, Gregory joins forces 
with Hermione's best friend, Lady Lucinda Abernathy, who ends up falling for
Gregory--despite the fact that she is herself about to be married. When Gregory 
realizes his feelings for Lucy, will love have a chance to conquer all?
On the Way to the Wedding received the RITA for Best Long Historical Romance.
First Chapter
Blackout - by Annie Solomon
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Pub Date: 4/1/2006
ISBN: 9780446616317
ISBN-10: 0446616311
Romantic Suspense. When bookseller Margo Scott awakens in the middle of the 
night, she finds herself in a waking nightmare. She can't remember anything
that has happened in the last four weeks and she is being framed for a murder 
she didn't commit--or at least she thinks she didn't. Her confusion only
worsens when she realizes she has extraordinary fighting skills that she has no 
memory of ever learning. With the help of government agent Jack Wise, who
has been assigned to track her every move, will she uncover the truth? Plenty 
of surprising twists and turns are packed into this RITA Award winner for
Best Romantic Suspense.
First Chapter
The Husband Trap: A Novel - by Tracy Anne Warren
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Pub Date: 3/28/2006
ISBN: 9780345483089
ISBN-10: 0345483081
Historical Regency. Ever since her coming-out ball two seasons earlier, Violet 
Brantford has hidden her feelings for the wealthy and charming Adrian Winter,
Sixth Duke of Raeburn, England's most eligible bachelor. Even when her 
identical twin sister, Jeannette, became engaged to Adrian, Violet kept her 
love a secret. But two hours before the wedding, when Jeannette gets cold feet, 
Violet gets her own chance at happily-ever-after when her sister convinces
her to take her place at the altar. This outstanding debut romance, the 1st in 
the Trap trilogy, won the RITA for Best First Book.
First Chapter

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