Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June Releases

Lesley Cookman MURDER BY MAGIC
Murder by Magic
Accent Press
The 10th in the Libby Sarjeant series sees Libby and Fran helping a local vicar solve the mystery of a murdered flower lady.

Marie Maxwell RUBY

Corvus Atlantic
The Perfume Garden combines the gripping storytelling of Kate Morton with the evocative settings of Victoria Hislop to tell this sumptuous story of lost love and family secrets set between modern day Valencia and the Spanish Civil War. High in the hills of Valencia, a forgotten house guards its secrets. Untouched since Franco's forces tore through Spain in 1936, the whitewashed walls have crumbled, the garden, laden with orange blossom, grown wild. Emma Temple is the first to unlock its doors in seventy years. Guided by a series of letters and a key bequeathed in her mother's will, she has left her job as London's leading perfumier to restore this dilapidated villa to its former glory. It is the perfect retreat: a wilderness redolent with strange and exotic scents, heavy with the colours and sounds of a foreign time. But for her grandmother, Freya, a British nurse who stayed here during Spain's devastating civil war, Emma's new home evokes terrible memories. As the house begins to give up its secrets, Emma is drawn deeper into Freya's story: one of crushed idealism, lost love, and families ripped apart by war. She soon realises it is one thing letting go of the past, but another when it won't let go of you.

Sapphire Star Publishing
Paperback £9.87
Kindle £2.52
Is going back Robyn’s only way forward?

American-born Robyn Matthers is going home. With her dad in hospital, his roadhouse in ruins and the ice hockey team slipping down the league, she needs to take charge. But does she have the strength to do it?

Cole Ryan is a hockey player on a personal mission. He’s tall, dark, hot and Robyn’s noticed! But can she trust her feelings - or his? And what will Cole do when he finds out the truth about her?

With an ill father, a trailer trash step-mom and ex-boyfriend Brad desperate for another chance, does Robyn have time to contemplate a relationship? Can she start again? Does she really want to? And can two people really fall in love in three days?

Mills & Boon
1st June 2012
Bound in chains, enslaved barbarian Sir William Bradfer stands proud in the Constantinople slave market. As a warrior, he's trained in the art of survival. Lady-in-waiting Anna of Heraklea is betrothed to be married--against her will. Catching sight of the magnificent William, she finds a rebellious half-plan forming in her mind. Anna can offer this captured knight freedom in return for his hand in marriage!

Chrissie Loveday DARE TO LOVE
Linford Romance
In 1930 when Nellie marries James the owner of a pottery factory, her future looks wonderful. Moving into a different social class bring issues. She is now mistress of the house where she was a servant. She can now help her family financially but they have their own problems and Nellie can’t resist interfering. (The second book in the Vale family series)

June 4, 2012

The last thing Frankie expects to find lurking in a pile of innocent-looking birthday cards is a letter from her estranged husband—the man who broke her heart and threw away their marriage for a night of drunken infidelity. And the last thing she needs is to revisit those feelings of hurt and betrayal brought back by his words of apology and regret. After everything she’s been through, is it too much to ask to be left alone to try and build a new, independent life for herself?

Apparently it is. As letter after letter falls on her doormat, and the beautiful, eloquent words contained therein slip through her tightly constructed defenses, Frankie becomes a jumble of mixed emotions and desperate desire. Rage, sorrow, revenge and lust mix to make an explosive cocktail when Frankie and Mark find themselves face-to-face for the first time since the split.

Robert Hale Ltd
31st May 2012
hard back
Rosemary has spent much of her childhood at Bengairney Farm and regards the Carafords as her dearest friends, but her mother looks down on them as tenant farmers. She extracts a promise from Sam Caraford, calculated to keep them apart. Rosemary despises her mother’s choice of gentlemen friends and yearns for Sam's love.

The Wild Rose Press
Paperback $14.99
Ebook  $5.99
 29 June 2012
Georgina Blake flees a refined life in eighteenth century England to avoid a scandal. Determined to begin a new life, she voyages to the Cape of Good Hope, only to find death and destruction await, endangering those she holds dear.Though she is intrigued by stranger, Anton Villion, trader, adventurer and maverick, his arrival threatens her precarious security. Anton, himself privy to a painful secret, shadowed by heartbreak and seeking peace, is drawn to Georgina despite his hurt and mistrust, and his reservations about her history. In time, their growing love is thwarted by the past – and Louisa Somerville, hell bent on diverting Anton’s attentions. Fate has thrown them together but can Anton and Georgina salvage their bond before destiny tears them apart? Together, can they find the strength and courage to embark on a journey to redemption and everlasting love?
Knox Robinson Publishing Ltd
June 2012
£12.99 paperback
£5.99 Kindle
Halifax, 1876. On the death of her mother and sister, Isabelle Gibson is left to fend for herself and her brother in a privately-run workhouse. After the matron's son attempts to rape her, Isabelle decides to escape him and a life of drudgery by agreeing to marry a moorland farmer she has never met. But this man, Farrell, is a drunkard and a bully in constant feud with his landlord, Ethan Harrington. When Farrell bungles a robbery and deserts her, Isabelle and Ethan are thrown together as she struggles to save the farm. Both are married and must hide their growing love. But despite the secrecy, Isabelle draws strength from Ethan as faces from the past return to haunt her and a tragedy is set to strike that will change all of their lives forever.

Margaret Blake. TILLY'S TRIALS
Whiskey Creek Press
Price - not yet known
June 2012

Tilly thinks life will be good now she has part-inherited her mother's chain of tea shops. However her dad has other ideas. 
He has put Tilly's ex-husband in charge. Talk about a storm in a tea-cup!

Vanessa Devereaux (one of the featured authors) KEYBOARDS AND KINK Anthology
Evernight Publishing
June 8th, 2012

A night at home on the computer doesn’t have to be boring…
Feel like chatting? Or maybe doing something more daring? The stranger reaching out across cyberspace could be a creepy pervert, but what if he wasn’t? What if he’s a vampire, the sexy boy next door, or even your gorgeous boss? Thirteen tales explore all the delicious possibilities when online relationships lead to sexy encounters away from the keyboard.

Vanessa Devereaux THE EX LOVER (Book One of the Just For Your Pleasure trilogy - Set in Regency England)
Cobblestone Press
June 15th, 2012
A fever has left Gillian’s husband, William, impotent. With his brother about to wed they know they must produce an heir or lose the roof over their heads. Can they find the right man to father a child? William has three in mind, starting with Andrew, Gillian’s ex-lover.

Rena George. Danger at Mellin Cove
Linford Romance Library – Large Print
May 2012
'In Cornwall, a dangerous world of passions and intrigue awaits Hedra St Neot. She agrees to help her brother, Kit, to run his Cornish inheritance: a wild and beautiful estate at Mellin Cove. But will she stay to help handsome fisherman, Jem Pentreath, protect the local community from her rogue uncle's band of cut-throat smugglers? Or will she finally agree to marry Sir Edward Tremaine, the rich mine owner who is besotted with her?'

Short Stories

People's Friend Holiday Special
June 2012
The war's over and everyone expects Rose to go back to her old job and life. But she has other plans...
Linford Romance Library - Large Print
1st June 2012
Laura Sinclair's return to Orkney turns out to be far more complicated than she had expected. She's confronted with family secrets and the one person she wanted to avoid - her former love, Matt.

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