Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Releases

24th May 2012
It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead.

When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in which eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop.
But returning to her old home, Vianne is completely unprepared for what she is to find there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea - and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret.

Little Brown
24 May
What if you had always dreamed of something more...? Nell McNamara has a happy life: her boyfriend Olly adores her, their four-year-old daughter Petal is the centre of their world and Nell has a steady job in the local chip shop. When the chippy needs a makeover, Nell jumps at the chance to unleash the creativity fizzing inside her. Inspired by what she can achieve - and encouraged by the best friends a girl can have - Nell is determined to try something new. Waving goodbye to the chip shop, she starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves! It seems Nell's dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn't come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it's really possible to have it all...

Full of fun, love and laughter, soak up the sunshine with Summer Daydreams. 

Trade Paperback
When artist Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall shortly after the death of her husband, she hopes it will be the fresh start she and her step-daughter Hannah desperately need.

Trevenen is beautiful but neglected, a rambling house steeped in history. Maddie is enchanted by it and determined to learn as much as she can about its past. As she discovers the stories of generations of women who've lived there before, Maddie begins to feel her life is somehow intertwined within its walls.

But Maddie's dream of a calm life in the countryside is far from the reality she faces. Still struggling with her grief and battling with Hannah, Maddie is unable to find inspiration for her painting and realises she may face the prospect of having to sell Trevenen, just as she is coming to love it.

And as Maddie and Hannah pull at the seams of Trevenen's past, the house reveals secrets that have lain hidden for generations.

Harlequin Mills and Boon
May 2012
Famous neonatologist Lincoln Adams is looking after the US President's newborn daughter when nurse Amy Carson arrives, posing as his very pregnant wife!  Amy's had first-hand experience of Linc's skilful hands, and he's the only person she trusts to look after her precious cargo.  But trusting him with her fragile heart is another matter....

Severn House (hardcover)
25th May 2012.
A destructive secret is guarded by a network of lies . . . until they begin to unravel.

Samhain Publishing
8th May 2012
When newly unemployed accountant Tim agrees to run his injured brother’s mountain bike shop, an unexpected attraction brings him close to the door of a closet he’s tried to deny he’s in. For Tim, loving Matt means coming to terms with who he is—and being willing to fight for the man he loves.

Vanessa Devereaux LAST FIRST KISS 
Evernight Publishing
E book (novel)
16th May
Wade Linley never thought he’d live to see the day when he’d receive a frantic call from Emily Richardson asking him to drive out to the Mountain View B and B because she’s about to be arrested for first degree murder. Now she’s on her way to jail and has only one request, for Wade to phone her granddaughter, Sophie and ask her to come home. Wade realizes he has to do it but knows having her back in town means nothing but trouble for his heart. Sophie can’t believe Wade’s calling her after all these years. Going home is a must but things would be a whole lot easier if Wade wasn’t back in Greenville. Together can these childhood sweethearts clear Emily’s name while rediscovering their love for one another?

Lynne Connolly DIAMONDS OF ICE
Ellora's Cave
15th May 2012
US $6.99
When a beautiful, damaged Sorcerer in danger drops into your path - what's a
vampire to do?

Margaret Mounsdon WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Linford Romance Library
1 May 2012
Private enquiry agent Sophie Blaze meets her match when handsome widower Jack West takes her for an investigative journalist intent on getting a story.

Mills & Boon
Ebook          1 May 2012         £3.99
Paperback  4 May  2012        £4.99
Hardback    4 May  2012       £13.99
 Domino de Silva – young, beautiful and innocent - charms everyone she meets but beneath her sparkling smile, she is nursing a broken heart.  Or thinks she is.  Then a summer spent in Brighton offers her delectable temptation in the form of Mr Joshua Marchmain, reputed to be society’s most notorious rebel.  Joshua is amusing, intelligent and wickedly handsome and his dangerous allure can disgrace even the purest of ladies.  An overwhelming force draws Joshua and Domino together – but there are those in society who would stop at nothing to keep them apart…

People's Friend
28th April 2012
Emma's young son won't talk. How can she break him out of his world of silence?

Sophie Pembroke ROOM FOR LOVE
Lyrcal Press
May 7, 2012
Room for Love, is the story of Carrie Archer, who inherits the crumbling Avalon Inn where she spent her childhood holidays. Except Carrie’s been left more than just the Inn–she’s also inherited its occupants, including three senior citizens, a single father chef with childcare issues, a panicky receptionist, and one very gorgeous gardener. Before long, Carrie finds herself juggling decorating with dance nights, budgeting with bridge games…and sabotage with seduction.

Margaret Mounsdon LOVE TRIUMPHANT
People's Friend Pocket novel
17 May 2012
Steve Baxter disappears while Lizzie Hilton is refurbishing his property and his brother Todd thinks she is involved as well as having designs on the family fortune Steve will inherit on marriage.

6 April 2012
US$5.95 (appx £3.75)
Marriage might be the safest place to hide if you’re afraid of love. But Frances might be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire…


Juliet Greenwood said...

Another great selection from RNA Members. Glasses polished, wine selected. Can't wait! And congratulations to everyone.

Carol said...

I do enjoy these selections. Something for every romance reader.

Wishlist has just groan (I mean grown)


Mandy said...

My contemporary romance novel Taking Charge also comes out in May (Thursday May 3rd in fact)- I guess I missed the list! Ah well - see you all at the RNA Summer party!

Unknown said...

Sorry you missed the call for releases...I did it on Romna and on twitter...at the end of May I'll be doing the same - you can send it then :-)


Gail Mallin said...

It's lovely to see such a lot of choice. There are some great covers here too. Congrats to everyone featured, especially to you, Liz, on your debut. May it be the first of many!
Gail Mallin

Unknown said...

Thanks Gail!

Susan Bergen said...

I can just sense all the quiet smiles of satisfaction, seeing your latest book up there launching. Well deserved. Congratulations and lots of success!

Unknown said...

Susan - I joined the RNA in 2005 and think started compiling the monthly lists in 2006 so I've been looking forward to the day I could include my own!
thanks :-)