Eagerly Awaited September Books

I can’t believe the end of summer is almost here. We’re already thinking about September 2012 new releases! Tessa Dare and Meljean Brook have both won over plenty of fans among our review staff, so it’s not surprising that their new releases are topping the list of books we are eagerly awaiting. As always, there are plenty of books catching our eyes. What do you plan to read as the summer winds to a close?

Title and Author Reviewer
A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare Lynn, Blythe, Jean, Lee, Elizabeth C.
Riveted by Meljean Brook Riveted by Meljean Brook Sandy, Maggie,Jean, Pat
The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James Jean,Leigh, Lee
Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb Delusion in Death by J. D. Robb Blythe, Jean
The Lovesick Cure by Pamela Morsi The Lovesick Cure by Pamela Morsi Leigh,Maggie
The Last Renegade by Jo Goodman The Last Renegade by Jo Goodman Jean, Lynn
Low Pressure by Sandra Brown Low Pressure by Sandra Brown Lea, Maggie
Blame it on Texas by Christie Craig Blame it on Texas by Christie Craig Leigh
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin Maggie
Sins of a Virgin by Anna Randol Sins of a Virgin by Anna Randol Lee
How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by G.A. Aiken How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by G.A. Aiken Louise
A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry Pat
Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl Lynn
Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh Jean
The Good Woman by Jane Porter The Good Woman by Jane Porter Lee

Eagerly Awaited August Books

As always, all of us at AAR found books across a variety of subgenres to pique our curiosity for August. It does seem to be a big month for contemporaries, though. With new releases from Lisa Kleypas, Molly O’Keefe, Susan Andersen and several others, our contemporary fans here at the site are giving historical fans a run for their money. I’m happy to see so many good books coming out just in time for the lazy (or at least lazier) days of summer. What do you want to read before fall sets in?

Title and Author Reviewer
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas Sandy, Pat, Heather S.
Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry Leigh, Heather S.,Pat
Broken Harbor by Tana French Broken Harbor by Tana French Lynn, Dabney
That Thing Called Love by Susan Andersen That Thing Called Love by Susan Andersen Pat, Leigh
Deception by Kris Kennedy Deception by Kris Kennedy Heather S.,Lynn
Can't Hurry Love by Molly O'Keefe Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe Leigh, Pat
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews Maggie, Heather S.
The Mad Lord's Daughter by Jane Goodger The Mad Lord’s Daughter by Jane Goodger Lee, Lynn
One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards Heather S., Leigh
On Her Side by Beth Andrews On Her Side by Beth Andrews Rike
When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford Lee
Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis Pat
Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon Louise
Night Forbidden by Joss Ware Night Forbidden by Joss Ware Heather S.
The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel Lee
Slow Dance With the Sheriff by Nikki Logan Slow Dance With the Sheriiff by Nikki Logan Rike
The Soldier's Wife by Cheryl Reavis The Soldier’s Wife by Cheryl Reavis Lynn
The Bride Wore Pearls by Liz Carlyle The Bride Wore Pearls by Liz Carlyle Lee
A Different Kind of Normal by Cathy Lamb A Different Kind of Normal by Cathy Lamb Lee

Eagerly Awaiting in July

If you enjoy historical romance, July looks like it’s going to be a big month! Several favorite authors have releases this month, with new books coming from Sherry Thomas, Loretta Chase, Carrie Lofty, and Elizabeth Hoyt, among others. I can’t wait to have a few days off work to sink into some of these. And fans of other subgenres have plenty to make them happy as well, with quite a few contemporary, paranormal and other releases hitting shelves and e-readers just in time to kick off vacation season. What do you want to read this summer?

Title and Author Reviewer
Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas Blythe, Sandy, Lynn, Jean, Rike, Lee, Jane, Dabney, Lea
Scandal in Satin by Loretta Chase Scandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase Lynn, Sandy,Lea, Jean, Wendy, Leigh, Lee
Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt Sandy,Lee, Lea, Pat, Jane
Starlight by Carrie Lofty Starlight by Carrie Lofty Jean, Rike, Lynn, Blythe
Can't Buy My Love by Molly O'Keefe Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe Leigh,Pat
Carolina Home by Virginia Kantra Carolina Home by Virginia Kantra Pat, Leigh
Wake of the Bloody Angel by Alex Bledsoe Wake of the Bloody Angel by Alex Bledsoe Rike
A Duchess to Remember by Christina Brooke A Duchess to Remember by Christina Brooke Wendy
The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy Leigh
Fire Kissed by Erin Kellison Fire Kissed by Erin Kellison Wendy
My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan Louise
Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane Heather S.
Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost Lea
Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot Rike
Defiant by Pamela Clare Defiant by Pamela Clare Lynn
Alliance Forged by Kylie Griffin Alliance Forged by Kylie Griffin Louise
An Escapade and an Engagement by Annie Burrows An Escapade and an Engagement by Annie Burrows Rike
Montana Cowboy by Jillian Hart Montana Cowboy by Jillian Hart Pat
Moonshell Beach by JoAnn Ross Moonshell Beach by JoAnn Ross Leigh
Hidden Agenda by Kara Lennox Hidden Agenda by Kara Lennox Rike

Eagerly Awaiting in June

Every month, I’m always curious to see which books are generating the most interest around here. Usually there’s a book or two that has lots of staffers looking for it. This June, we have plenty of reads that sound promising, but there’s a three-way tie for the book that interests the most staffers. We have a lot we want to read, but it looks like our staff is especially looking forward to the newest releases from Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson and Carla Kelly. What about you?

Title and Author Reviewer
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn A Night Like This by Julia Quinn Sandy, Lynn,Blythe, Louise, Lee, Wendy,Dabney
Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson LinnieGayl, Maggie, Dabney, Lea, Wendy, Leigh, Heather S.
Marriage of Mercy by Carla Kelly Marriage of Mercy by Carla Kelly Blythe, Lynn, Heather S., Lee, Wendy, Jean, Maggie
Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews Maggie, Leigh, LinnieGayl
Gone Missing by Linda Castillo Gone Missing by Linda Castillo Lynn, Maggie
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh Cindy, Maggie
Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans Lee
Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell Heather S.
Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey Lynn
The Player by Jessica Bird The Player by Jessica Bird/J.R.Ward Cindy
A Gentleman Undone by Cecilia Grant Lee
Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis Dabney
One Naughty Night by Laurel McKee One Naughty Night by Laurel McKee Lynn
Hex Appeal Anthology Hex Appeal by P.N. Elrod (ed.) Wendy
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty Lee
No One Left to Tell by Karen Rose No One Left to Tell by Karen Rose Maggie

Eagerly Awaited May Books

As we looked over the list of May 2012 titles, it’s fair to say that all of us at AAR found at least a few things to anticipate. Some months are fairly slim pickings, but May seems to have a little more promise to it. And there are two books that almost all of us just can’t wait to get our hands on – Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas and Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins. With some other releases of historicals, series romance, contemporary romance, paranormal and even a little chick lit to round out the list, May is looking hopeful indeed. What do you want to read this month?

Title and Author Reviewer
Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas Sandy, Lynn, Blythe, Rike, Lea, Jean, Jane, Dabney, Lee
Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins Lea, Jane, Leigh, Maggie, Heather S., Lee, Wendy
All For You by Lynn Kurland All For You by Lynn Kurland Pat, Lee, Louise
Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr Leigh, Heather S., Pat
Nadia Knows Best by Jill Mansell Nadia Knows Best by Jill Mansell Heather S.,Leigh
The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain Pat, Leigh
Traveler's Rest by Ann Tatlock Traveler’s Rest by Ann Tatlock Maggie
In the Company of Witches by Joey W. Hill In the Company of Witches by Joey W. Hill Wendy
Rake With a Frozen Heart by Marguerite Kaye Rake With a Frozen Heart by Marguerite Kaye Lynn
Larkspur Road by Jill Gregory Larkspur Road by Jill Gregory Pat
Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire Rike
Obsidian Flame by Caris Roane Obsidian Flame by Caris Roane Wendy
Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel Sandy
Overseas by Beatriz Williams Overseas by Beatriz Williams Lee
For Just Cause by Kara Lennox For Just Cause by Kara Lennox Rike
The Man Who Saw Her Beauty by Michelle Douglas The Man Who Saw Her Beauty by Michelle Douglas Lynn
McKettrick's Heart by Linda Lael Miller McKettrick’s Heart (reissue) by Linda Lael Miller Pat
Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes Dabney
Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick Lee

Eagerly Awaiting in April

April is certainly shaping up to be a month of big releases! More than a few of us are thrilled to see that Meredith Duran and Tessa Dare have new historicals coming out. In addition to other historicals, new releases from J.R.Ward and Julie James have quite a few of us excited. And there are a whole host of releases from auto-buy authors or ones who just sound interesting and fun that are catching our eyes this month. Hope we’ve got some good ideas for you!

Title and Author Reviewer
At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran Blythe, Sandy,Lynn, Jane, Lee, Jean,Dabney
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward Sandy, Maggie, Louise, Lea, Anne
A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare Lynn, Suzanna, Blythe, Jane, Wendy
About That Night by Julie James About That Night by Julie James Lea, Maggie, Heather S., Lee, Jane
The Duke's Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley Anne, Lea, Dabney, Lee
Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston Louise, Pat
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley Mariana by Susanna Kearsley Rike, Lynn
Hot Under Pressure by Louisa Edwards Hot Under Pressure by Louisa Edwards Pat, Dabney
If I Fall by Kate Noble If I Fall by Kate Noble Jean,Lee
Elegy For Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear LinnieGayl,Maggie
The Seduction of Lady X by Julia London The Seduction of Lady X by Julia London Dabney
Confessions from an Arranged Marriage by Miranda Neville Confessions From an Arranged Marriage by Miranda Neville Rike
The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn Pat
Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels Suzanna
The Wedding Journey by Cheryl St. John The Wedding Journey by Cheryl St. John Lynn
One Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown One Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown Pat
Wicked as They Come by Delilah Dawson Wicked as They Come by Delilah Dawson Anne
Taming an Impossible Rogue by Suzanne Enoch Taming an Impossible Rogue by Suzanne Enoch Lee
Tasting Fear by Shannon McKenna Tasting Fear by Shannon McKenna Dabney
A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber Pat
Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin by Christine Merrill Lady Drusilla’s Road to Ruin by Christine Merrill Rike

Eagerly Awaiting in March

Some months bring more anticipation than others, but the March 2012 new releases list has just about everyone at AAR very excited. Favorite series authors have new releases coming, and there are some new paranormal and historical romances that we can’t wait to read either. However, contemporaries seem to be big news this coming March. Lisa Kleypas’ newest book, Rainshadow Road has caught more eyes than anything else on the list, and the number of reviewers who can’t wait to read Redwood Bend indicates that Robyn Carr’s Virgin River continues to appeal to fans.

  Title and Author Reviewer
Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas Sandy, Blythe,Lea, Pat, Heather S.,Anne, Maggie
Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr Maggie, Heather S.,Pat, Leigh
Doc by Mary Doria Russell Doc by Mary Doria Russell Lynn, Dabney,Anne
Timeless by Gail Carriger Timeless by Gail Carriger Blythe, LinnieGayl, Maggie
More Than One Night by Sarah Mayberry More Than One Night by Sarah Mayberry Pat, Rike, Heather S.
The Temporary Wife, et al by Mary Balogh The Temporary Wife/A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh Jean, Anne,Pat
Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison Louise, Wendy  
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs Fair Game by Patricia Briggs Maggie, Heather S.
The Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower The Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower Anne, Lynn
Angels' Flight by Nalini Singh Angels’ Flight by Nalini Singh Jean, Wendy
The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter Heather S., Lee
Run From Fear by Jami Alden Run From Fear by Jami Alden Lynn, Maggie
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares Sisterhood Everlasting(paperback release) by Ann Brashares Rike
Wedded in Scandal by Jade Lee Wedded in Scandal by Jade Lee Anne
Lessons in Laughing Out Loud by Rowan Coleman Lessons in Laughing Out Loud by Rowan Coleman Lee
Lady Folbrooke's Delicious Deception by Christine Merrill Lady Folbrooke’s Delicious Deception by Chrstine Merrill Rike
The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter Cindy
Logan's Outlaw by Elaine Levine Logan’s Outlaw by Elaine Levine Pat
I Want Candy by Susan Donovan I Want Candy by Susan Donovan Heather S.
Blame it on Bath by Caroline Linden Blame it on Bath by Caroline Linden Lee
Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe Burn Me Deadly (paperback edition) by Alex Bledsoe Rike
Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray Pat
The Lawman's Vow by Elizabeth Lane The Lawman’s Vow by Elizabeth Lane Lynn
The Revenge of Lord Eberlin by Julia London The Revenge of Lord Eberlin by Julia London Anne
Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik Rike

Eagerly Awaiting in February

This month, as I looked over the staff picks from the February 2012 release list, I noticed something that was a little unusual. No one book grabbed the attention of many. Usually we have 1 or 2 books each month that catch most of our eyes, but not this time. This seems to be the month we’re all going off in our own separate directions readingwise. Lauren Willig’s latest series entry caught several eyes, though, as did J.D. Robb and Jo Beverley’s books. It also seems to be a month of good reissues – Roberta Gellis, Anne Stuart and Roseanne Bittner all have books being re-released this month. So, what books do you plan to curl up with come February?

  Title and Author Reviewer
The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig Blythe, LinnieGayl, Lee,Rike  
A Scandalous Countess by Jo Beverley A Scandalous Countess by Jo Beverley Rike, Anne,Lee
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Mdnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Pat,Rike
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner Catch Me by Lisa Gardner Lynn, Maggie
I've got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella Leigh, Lee
Celebrity in Death by J. D. Robb Celebrity in Death by J. D. Robb Jean, Blythe
Lucky Penny by Catherine Anderson Lucky Penny by Catherine Anderson Pat,Lee
A Secret in Her Kiss by Anna Randol A Secret in Her Kiss by Anna Randol Lee, Lynn
The Last Cahill Cowboy by Jenna Kernan The Last Cahill Cowboy by Jenna Kernan Rike
Shadow's Stand by Sarah McCarty Shadow’s Stand by Sarah McCarty Pat
Last Chance Beauty Queen Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay Leigh
Chain of Love by Anne Stuart Chain of Love(reissue) by Anne Stuart Cindy
Everneath by Brodi Ashton Everneath by Brodi Ashton Maggie
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison Wendy
Wildest Dreams by Roseanne Bittner Wildest Dreams(reissue) by Roseanne Bittner Lynn
Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand Anne
Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher Pat
She Tempts the Duke by Lorraine Heath She Tempts the Duke by Lorraine Heath Dabney
Ravished by the Rake by Louise Allen Ravished by the Rake by Louise Allen Rike
A Little Night Magic by Lucy March A Little Night Magic by Lucy March Leigh
Fever by Lauren DeStefano Fever by Lauren DeStefano Maggie

Eagerly Awaiting in January

The past couple of years have been good in terms of reading. I can think of a few 2012 books here and there that I know people anticipate, but I wasn’t sure what books all of us here at AAR would be wanting to bring in the new year. Julie Anne Long’s Pennyroyal Green has more than a few fans at AAR, so I was not surprised to see it top the list of Eagerly Awaited books. And rounding out the list are a nice assortment of other historicals, paranormals, and some inspirational and contemporary picks. What books are you most looking forward to this new year?

 

 

  Title and Author Reviewer
How the Marquess was Won by Julie Anne Long How the Marquess was Won by Julie Anne Long Sandy, Lee,Dabney, Jean, Wendy  
Colorado Dawn by Kaki Warner Colorado Dawn by Kaki Warner Lynn, Wendy, Pat, Lee
The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James Jean,Lea,Wendy
Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr Heather S., Pat
Lothaire by Kresley Cole Lothaire by Kresley Cole Cindy, Heather S.
Bride by Mistake by Anne Gracie Bride by Mistake by Anne Gracie Rike,Lee
Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke Lea, Lynn
Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly Pat,Lee
Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley Wendy
The Pleasure of Your Kiss by Teresa Medeiros The Pleasure of Your Kiss by Teresa Medeiros Lee
Gone West by Carola Dunn Gone West by Carola Dunn Rike
Gift of Magic by Lynn Kurland Gift of Magic by Lynn Kurland Louise
The Phoenix by Rhonda Vincent The Phoenix by Rhonda Vincent Pat
Born of Ashes by Caris Roane Born of Ashes by Caris Roane Wendy
Forever and a Day by Delilah Marvelle Forever and a Day by Delilah Marvelle Lynn
A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant Lee
Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon Rike
Enduring Light by Carla Kelly Enduring Light by Carla Kelly Pat
Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle Wendy

Eagerly Awaited December 2011 Books

When I started compiling everyone’s choices of the December books that they eagerly anticipate trying, I couldn’t help but wonder if the holidays were making us all a little nostalgic. Though our picks for the month still cover a variety of subgenres, we’re definitely heavier than usual on historicals. And among historicals, Carla Kelly’s Coming Home for Christmas anthology grabbed lots of people’s attention, with 9 AAR staffers adding it to their lists. So, does the holiday season make you a little more nostalgic in your reading or do you reading tastes stay pretty much the same?

 

  Title and Author Reviewer
Coming Home for Christmas by Carla Kelly Coming Home for Christmas by Carla Kelly Blythe, Lynn,Wendy, Jean, Lee, Heather S., Dabney, Pat,
A Place Called Home by Jo Goodman A Place Called Home by Jo Goodman Lee, Wendy,Pat
Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis Jane,Dabney, Pat
A Scottish Love by Karen Ranney A Scottish Love by Karen Ranney Lynn, Lee
Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews Maggie,Wendy
An Unexpected Gentleman by Alissa Johnson An Unexpected Gentleman by Alissa Johnson Heather S., Lee
Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu Heather S.
Walking Back to Happiness by Lucy Dillon Walking Back to Happiness by Lucy Dillon Leigh
Some Like It Hot by Louisa Edwards Some Like it Hot by Louisa Edwards Pat
True Shot by Joyce Lamb True Shot by Joyce Lamb Jane
Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice Heather S.
Her Rebel Heart by Shannon Farrington Her Rebel Heart by Shannon Farrington Lynn
Hearts and Swords by Robin D. Owens Hearts and Swords by Robin D. Owens Leigh
The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna Pat
True Colors by Thea Harrison True Colors by Thea Harrison Aimee