This is the first post to the blog for the Romantic Novelists' Association. There is no better way to begin than with a list of the books coming out in July. The Short Stories List will be posted tomorrow and on Friday Veronica Henry talks about her current fitness regime in which she attempts to combat writer's bottom and get match fit in time for publication of next novel.
This month's offerings begin to show the diversity of romantic fiction and, of course, of the RNA's authors.
Which ones will you be reading this month?
Veronica Henry – MARRIAGE AND OTHER GAMES
23 July 2009 £10.99
When girl-about-town Charlotte discovers her husband has been arrested for fraud, she flees to the wilds of Exmoor to nurse her broken heart ...
Olivia Ryan – TALES FROM A HONEYMOON HOTEL
2 July - £7.99
Three couples meet on a romantic honeymoon – but can love conquer all their difficulties?
Georgia Evans – BLOODY AWFUL
July 7th - $6.99
As the vampire spies gather strength, a lone were fox finds she has more support than she imagined in her quest to foil them. Book 2 in the WW2 Brytewood trilogy.
Anne Whitfield - WOODLAND DAUGHTER
Ulverscroft Large Print
July 1st - £16.99
Eden is robbed of everything, now she must gather her strength and look into her heart to accept what the future offers.
Melinda Hammond - MOONSHADOWS
July 2009 - $14.00 (£7.00 approx from Amazon)
Right Man - Wrong Century? A dual-time ghost story
Nicola Cornick – THE SCANDALS OF AN INNOCENT
978-0373773893 – HQN Books
July 2009 - $7.99 or £4.87
Housemaid turned heiress is courted by a notorious rake
Louise Allen - DISROBED & DISHONRED
(Undone Historical eBook)
9781426833212 Harlequin Mills & Boon
July 2009 £1.50 ebook
Miss Sarah Tatton has a problem - her virtue. A mysterious and disturbingly attractive highwayman is only too happy to assist her in disposing of this difficulty. But falling in love was never part of the bargain.
Louise Allen -The Notorious Mr Hurst (Those Scandalous Ravenhursts #5)
978-0263867879 Harlequin Mills & Boon
July 2009 £3.79
Lady Maude Templeton wants to marry for love, and she's found the man. But not only is Eden Hurst utterly ineligible, he doesn't believe love exists. It will take all Maude's unconventional courage and the help of her Ravenhurst friends to find a happy ending.
June Francis - TILLY'S STORY
Allison & Busby Ltd.
23rd July £7.99.
After an argument with her elder sister, Tilly Moran decids it is time to fly the nest and moves across the Mersey to Liverpool, but working undercover for a detective agency brings Tilly in contact with the seedier side of the city.
Gwen Kirkwood - DREAMS OF HOME
Steven Caraford longs to get home at the end of the war but he is dismayed to find there is no place for him there, and the schoolgirl who has written to him so faithfully is now a lovely young woman with great prospects of her own.
Janet Mullany - A MOST LAMENTABLE COMEDY
978-0755347797, Little Black Dress
July 23, 2009 5.99
A racy Regency read about searching for money and finding love instead.
Nine Harrington - ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID
Mills and Boon
Amy Edler is a baker – not a wedding planner! But along with making her best friend’s wedding cake, Amy finds herself planning the wedding – with only her friend’s disapproving big brother to help!