Monday, July 1, 2013

July New Releases

Jenny Barden - Misstress of the Sea

Ebury Press
20 June 2013
£6.99 rrp

Plymouth 1570
Drake's ship, the Swan, sets sail for the New World with a crew of pirates hell-bent on Spanish treasure. Among them is Will Doonan seeking both his fortune and revenge for the loss of his brother.
But unbeknown to all, young Ellyn Cooksley has stowed away. And her presence aboard ship will prove to be more tempting to Will than gold . . .

Henriette Gyland:  THE ELEPHANT GIRL

Choc Lit



7thJuly 2013

Peek-a-boo I see you…

When five-year-old Helen Stephens witnesses her mother’s murder, her whole world comes crumbling down. Rejected by her extended family, Helen is handed over to child services and learns to trust no-one but herself. Twenty years later, her mother’s killer is let out of jail, and Helen swears vengeance.

Jason Moody runs a halfway house, desperate to distance himself from his father’s gangster dealings. But when Helen shows up on his doorstep, he decides to dig into her past, and risks upsetting some very dangerous people.

As Helen begins to question what really happened to her mother, Jason is determined to protect her. But Helen is getting too close to someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden…

Mandy Baggot: DO YOU REMEMBER?

Publisher: Harper Impulse

25 July 2013


First Love. First Loss. Last chance?

2005 was the most traumatic year of Emma Barron’s life. It was the year her mother died and the year she met Guy Duval.
Eight years on, she’s an English teacher with a doting boyfriend and a young son. Life’s been hard but now it’s comfortable. She’s settled and content…so why would she risk it all for another chance with the man that broke her heart?
Guy’s an international renowned footballer newly signed to a top UK team. But behind the confident façade is a man determined to drown the horrors from his childhood with fame, success and money.
Unable to confide in her best friend, Ally, Emma tries to hold her life together as her heart is pulled apart. Did she turn her back on love too soon?
Neither of them know what really happened on 5 September 2005 and as events are slowly revealed can anyone cope with the truth?

Shani Struthers: THE RUNAWAY YEAR

Omnific Publishing

ebook and Paperback

2nd July 2013

Dumped by her hotshot boyfriend and boss, Layla Lewis quits her job and heads to Trecastle in North Cornwall to house-sit for a friend-of-a-friend. Trecastle isn’t new to her; it's a place where she holidayed regularly with her now-estranged mother. It’s also the home of Hannah McKenzie, her childhood friend. Hannah has tempted her with a place to live and a job in the local pub. Needing time to nurse her battered heart and escape her “real life” for a year, Layla accepts.

Hannah is a talented artist as well as a barmaid. She lives in the village centre with her boyfriend Jim, a singer in a local band. They are happy together, or as happy as they can be, considering. Hannah loves Jim, but there is someone she loves more and it’s pushing them to breaking point.

Meanwhile, back in Brighton, Layla’s fiery yet loyal friend Penny seeks revenge on her behalf, sending a forged email that could damage her ex’s business prospects. Penny wonders if she has gone too far but is soon preoccupied with her own problems: the sizzle has fizzled in her marriage, and she feels neglected. After getting frisky with Dylan one night, she confesses all to her husband—and he’s been like ice ever since.

Over the course of a year, there is laughter and heartache as all three endeavour to rein in their tumultuous love lives—discovering you can run all you like, but if it’s love you’re up against, true love, good things can only happen when you stand your ground.

Kate Lace, writing as Catherine Jones: GOING SOLO

Piatkus Entice

Kindle e-book

4 July 2013


Kate has almost resigned herself to remaining single for ever. After all, any man willing to take her on, also has to take on an instant family in the form of her adorable baby son. So this dedicated working mother is surprised to find not one but two men vying for her attention. First there's her boss, Greek hotel tycoon Andreas. Powerful, enigmatic and rich, he makes it clear he'd like to take their relationship beyond office hours. And then there's Martin. Kate feels the first stirrings of attraction for her sexy colleague. Maybe she won't have to go through life solo after all . . .

Lucy Felthouse: TESTING TOM

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing

Format: eBook

30th July

Price: TBC

When Katrina’s ex, Tom, turns up on her doorstep, he’s literally the last person she was expecting to see. After dumping her and running off with a vanilla chick, Tom broke the Domme’s heart and left her seriously hurting. So when he returns, begging for another chance, Katrina is understandably very confused and protective of her bruised feelings. She finds it very difficult to believe that he’s turned his back on a vanilla lifestyle for good and wants to be with her, a professional dominatrix. Rather than letting her head or her heart figure out what to do, whether to forgive him, she decides to put Tom through a series of challenges that will prove his devotion to her—or not. Testing Tom is not something she’d ever expected she’d have to do, but to her, it’s the only way she can be sure whether he’s back for good.




18 July


When Kay Lockwood is left a small inheritance by her mother's old friend, actress Lana Fontaine, she travels to London, leaving behind her Northern hometown and the boyfriend she doesn't quite trust. She falls in love with Lana's house, and the excitement of post-war London, but soon discovers a deeper mystery - who was Lana, and why was Kay so important to her? As she unravels the past, her handsome new neighbour Tom seems to offer her a bright future, but when his own dark secret is revealed, Kay feels hurt and betrayed. Can she ever forgive him?

Anna Jacobs ‘THE TRADER’S GIFT’ (#4 in the Traders series)

Hodder & Stoughton

Hardback and ebook, also trade paperback in Australia/NZ

£19.99 and £10.99

ISBN 978-1444761245

4th July 2013

Bram Deagan has a gift for matchmaking and doesn't hesitate to suggest that his friends Dougal and Mitchell find wives. In England, Eleanor Prescott has not forgotten the ship's captain who told her to come to him if she was free. Now she’s a widow, dare she return to Dougal in Australia? Will he still want her? Mitchell Nash has asked his clergyman cousin in Englandwhether he knows any suitable lady. Jacinta, widowed and penniless, is desperate to keep her young son from a cruel relative's clutches, and will do anything to save him, even marry a stranger in Australia.

Anna Jacobs ‘HEIR TO GREYLADIES’ (#1 of Greyladies series)

Allison & Busby

Hardback and ebook

£19.99 and £10.99

ISBN: 978-0749013899

29th July 2013
1900. When her father dies fifteen-year-old Harriet Benson is sent into service to escape the advances of her vicious stepbrother Norris. At Dalton House, she makes friends with the owners' crippled son Joseph. When he is forced to leave the family home, she goes with him. But she’s unprepared for the unexpected inheritance of Greyladies, a large country house. Could this be the safe haven she so desperately needs, and does the ghost of its previous owner really roam the halls? While Harriet and Joseph grow ever closer, the actions of both their families threaten to destroy their happiness. Will their love, and the legacy of Greyladies, be able to survive?


Accent Press

E readers, kindle

9th May 2013

Paperback £9.99, kindle £1.99, e readers £2.99

Harold loves Elditha, his beautiful handfasted wife, for many years, and she loves him back. It is Chistmas 1065. When King Edward dies Elditha's husband is elected king. To her horror she is set aside for a marriage that will unite north and south against a Norman threat. But the Conqueror swoops over the channel, burns their lands and destroys King Harold. Can Elditha protect her family from the Conqueror's wrath?

IBSN 978-1909520479



Shire Publications

Paperback and Kindle

July 2013

£7.87 (£3.47 Kindle)

Eight walks through Jane Austen’s London visiting the places she knew, the settings for her characters and the world she inhabited. With maps and lavishly illustrated.

Lynne Connolly: SIXTH SENSE
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Publisher Loose-Id

Format eBook

Date 16th July

Price $5.99

Date 16th July

At first, all they can do is look at each other-then they agree to
take a journey together, exploring each sense, one by one.
Jim is a computer genius, Poppy works at a bank. Normally they'd never have
met, but a pair of unforeseen disasters pushes them together in desperate
They torture each other with each sense and when they finally come together,
nothing can stop the combustive passion that burns them through the night.
The gift of a basket of sex toys only adds to their shared adventure.
A shadow from Poppy's past threatens Poppy's very life and if Jim can't
break the ingrained habits of a lifetime, he stands to lose her. If Poppy
doesn't reassess her life, Jim could go out of it before they know what they
Sight, sound, scent, touch, taste-so what's the sixth? They won't find out
until they get there.


Harlequin Mills & Boon



In her long years at the convent, waiting for her betrothed, Lady Isobel de
Turenne has built the Comte d’Aveyron into a fantasy—a man who will rescue,
protect and love her.… But when the comte finally returns to claim his
bride, Isobel finds instead a man of contradictions—one who masks dark
secrets with desire. Wary of a man’s touch but desperate to grasp her new
freedom, Isobel must decide if it’s solely duty forcing the comte to marry
or whether he is truly her longed-for champion.
Knights of Champagne Three Swordsmen for Three Ladies

Angela Britnell: PLAYING FOR LOVE

Desert Breeze Publishing


1 July 2013

Price: $5.99

Kate Brooke, struggling with the aftermath of her husband's tragic death, her overbearing senator father and a decision she doesn't want to make, seizes on a temporary job as Finn Alexander's housekeeper in rural Cornwall. Against both their wills she is bewitched by the handsome cellist, beset with his own family issues and wary of trusting any woman. The secrets they struggle to keep push them apart, until their lives are threatened and they realize nothing is as important as the love they share and the life they can have together.

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