Sunday, July 9

New Book Order

I finally picked up the August Romantic Times at the bookstore and while there I realized I didn't order anything from the July issue. I pulled 5 or 6 books off the "New" bookshelf and asked them to hold them until this week. I only had enough money on me to pick up the RT. Honestly, I'd gone through it and nothing appealed at the time.

I've decided to be a little more diligent this month and actually put together an order:
  • Calamity Jane Rides Again by Kthleen Bacus, I enjoyed the first one in this series, though it's not romance.
  • Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas, this one's obvious, last in the Wallflower series.
  • Just One Of Those Flings by Candice Hern, I didn't "love" the first in this series, but this one is a May-December thing and sounds interesting.
  • The Grail King by Joy Nash, it's set in 130 Britian, now that's a setting we don't get very often. It's published by Love Spell and to be honest they're probably my least favorite publisher.
  • His Lordship's Desire by Joan Wolf, okay, I know I swore off Joan Wolf, but I can't seem to help it, I keep hoping her writing style goes back to that of her early books.
  • Lady Katherne's Wild Ride by Jeane Westin, Restoration England!
  • Vanquished by Hope Tarr, I've already ordered this one, but it's actually coming out this month.
  • Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer, this sounds interesting Pride and Prejudice with a twist, from Mr. Darcy's perspective, completely in his head.
  • Gucci Gucci Coo by Sue Margolis, sounds interesting and I'll pass it on to my mom, she's a Sue Margolis fan, well, kind of.
  • The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner, I rarely pick something from the "science fiction/fantasy" pages, but this sounds really good.
  • Marriage By Design by Lynn Michaels, listed under contemporary romance, but it has a little RS feel to the synopsis.
  • Summer At Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs, this takes place in the Catskills, my own backyard, I couldn't pass this one up.
  • Viva Las Bad Boys! by HelenKay Dimon, 3 different stories on the same timeline sounds interesting.

That's a lot of new books for me, but what the heck, I'll need to bring something to The Shore in August.

Have a good one, and hapy reading.

PS--as I was flipping through I couldn't help but notice the Samhain Publishing ad, for an epublisher their covers seem to be of a much higher quality from other epublishers, I wonder why?


ames said...

Sounds like you have lots of good stuff to read. I love may-december romances. And don't you just hate that when you say you're going to stop reading a particular author, you're still compelled (in my case, by the devil himself) to read their latest? LOL There are so many authors I "refuse" to read anymore, and yet I got a couple of their books in my TBR.

jenster said...

Have you read "Lady Anne's Dangerous Man" by Jeanne Westin? I enjoyed the setting (also Restoration England) but I thought it read like an Errol Flynn movie. So I've been hesitant to read this next one. I'll be interested to see what you think.


ReneeW said...

That's a ton of books! Several of these sound good. I've been looking for the Lynn Michaels especially.

Tara Marie said...

Ames--I'm looking forward to the Hern, she's older. I'm forever picking up authors "I've sworn off." It's sad.

Jen--I did read LADM and agree with your assessment, but I just can't pass up such an interesting setting. Besides, I don't mind a good adventure story if it's done right.

Renee--It is a lot of books, but the bookstore is great and lets me pick up a few a week rather than laying out all that money at once.

I've never read Lynn Michaels, but the back drop of a wedding dress fashion house sounds interesting.

jenster said...

I'm sure I'll end up reading it at some point. You just can't find good books in that time period. Besides, I like her covers. lol


Lori said...

Most of the Samhain covers I've seen seem to have been done by Scott Carpenter. He's just fantastic. And they seem to have avoided (for the most part, anyway) the whole computer animated thing that is soooooooo bad.

I can't wait for Scandal in Spring! I sure hope it's not a disappointment after DIW!

Rosario said...

Are all of these coming out this month? Damn, I'm out of touch!

Tara Marie said...

Lori--I'm kind of clueless when it comes to covers, but god bless Scott Carpenter, his work is so much better than most of the ebook cover artists.

ROSARIO--Are you back?? You've been sorely missed!!! And, yes, all of these come out in August.