Thursday, June 23, 2011

Historical Romance Releases for July 2011

There are so many releases in so many genres that I could spend a fortune just in the romance section of my neighbourhood Indigo bookstore. My favourite genre of late seems to be historical romance, preferably set in Scotland. That is why I am so looking forward to the release of Paula Quinn's TAMED BY A HIGHLANDER. I loved the others in the series and I can't wait to get back to those wonderful characters who fight for love and for their country. Is there a special tale that you are looking forward to?

THE ANGEL IN MY ARMS by Stefanie Sloane
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish Date: July 2011

To Young Corinthian agent Marcus MacInnes, the Earl of Weston, his latest mission involving a smuggling ring with ties to Napoleon seems ridiculous at first, but becomes all too threatening as pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place. And the most troubling piece of all? Miss Sarah Tisdale, an unconventional beauty whose lust for life is rivaled only by her ability to drive Marcus to distraction. When her family comes under suspicion, Marcus must watch her very closely—even if her touch ignites the fiery desire burning beneath his cool façade. When it comes to suitors, Sarah’s lush curves and kissable lips aren’t enough to compensate for her willful nature. She’s tasted disappointment before, but flirting with the sinfully handsome Marcus is a pastime worth savoring—even when it leads to wicked pleasures. When Sarah’s life is in jeopardy, Marcus discovers that the passion between them can no longer be denied—and he’ll do anything to keep her in his arms.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publish Date: July 2011

A stolen kiss from a stranger... As if from a dream, Lady Gabrielle walked from the mist and into Viscount Brentwood's arms. Within moments, he's embroiled in more scandal than he ever thought possible...

Can sink even a perfect gentleman...

Beautiful, clever, and courageous, Lady Gabrielle needs Brent's help to get out of a seriously bad situation. But the more she gets to know him, the worse she feels about ruining his life...

Enter the unforgettable world of Amelia Grey's sparkling Regency London, where a single encounter may have devastating consequences for a gentleman and a lady...

NOTORIOUS by Nicola Cornick

Publisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: July 2011

When the ton’s most notorious heartbreaker…

Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society’s most sought after matchbreaker. Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she’s never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who’d once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache....

Meets London's most disreputable rake...

James Devlin has everything he's always wanted: a title, a rich fiancée and a place in society. But the woman who's just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she'd once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game...


Publisher: Delacorte

Publish Date: July 2011

While Lady Angeline Dudley’s pedigree dictates that she must land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty secretly longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. No wild rakes like the men of her family, just a kind heart and good nature. So when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her with unmatched civility from the advances of a scoundrel, Angeline thinks that she has found her true love. Persuading the earl is another matter entirely.

Edward has his future neatly mapped out. He hopes to wed his steadfast companion, a woman who shares his values of loyalty, respect, and decorum. But arriving in London to take his seat in the House of Lords, he is derailed by Angeline, an exquisite bird of paradise seemingly devoted to sending his predictable life into chaos.

From the brilliant hues of her fashion to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward. And yet a stolen kiss in the moonlight awakens something deep and primal within him. Naturally, being a gentleman, he does the right thing after compromising a lady: He offers marriage.

Angeline knows that Edward’s proposal is born of duty, not love. But denying something so provocative and passionate is easier said than done. Deep down, Angeline believes that Edward’s dedication to convention will melt behind closed doors, where sensuality and seduction play wicked games. For a proper wife by day can become a husband’s secret mistress by night, when delicious desire rules.

THE PERFECT KISS by Melody Thomas

Publisher: HarperCollins Publish Date: July 2011

It was the moment she had been dreaming of: a stolen kiss at a masquerade ball with the dashing Camden St. Giles. He may not have known who she was, but Christel would never forget . . .

Nine years have passed since that magical evening. Now Camden, the seventh earl of Carrick, is widowed with a young daughter, a man with a heart in need of healing. And Christel has just stolen onboard his ship bound for Scotland. Neither has forgotten the kiss that had set their hearts ablaze. The longer she remains with him, the hotter his desire burns. But as they grasp their second chance at love, will the secrets from his past threaten to destroy the one love true enough to free his tormented heart?


Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publish Date: July 1, 2011

Desire knows no bounds...
Connor Grant left his first love in the Highlands, vowing to return after serving in the king's army. Seven years later, he is still fighting for the crown, and his victories are legendary-both in the battlefield and in the bedroom. Yet he's never forgotten his bonnie lass. And he certainly never expected to see her amidst the splendor of the British royal court: beautiful, breathtaking, and tempting him past the point of no return.
The night he left, Mairi MacGregor banished Connor from her life forever. Now her heart belongs only to Scotland. As part of a secret alliance, she journeys to London in search of information . . . only to find herself face to face with the one man she swore she'd never trust again. Though Mairi's body still craves Connor's touch, she can't forgive his betrayal. But a traitor lurks in their midst and to protect her beloved Highlands, Mairi must make a leap of faith and join forces with Connor-even if it means losing her heart to him again.


  1. Sounds like you're in for quite a romantic summer Mandy :)

    Given your love for all things Highlander, do you have a desire to visit Scotland?

  2. Bookgirl,
    I sure do want to visit Scotland! I got a girl at work reading with me, and she too is in love with Scotland and the UK. Perhaps her and I will make it to the highlands one day!

  3. Oh wow, my mother loves these kinds of books. I've been looking around the web, trying to figure out what to get her for her upcoming birthday...then I stumbled onto your blog. This post helped out a writer-who-doesn't-write-romance, lol. Thanks!

  4. Oh my goodness, so I had a wisdom tooth removal a few weeks ago and on that same day I came to your blog and posted a comment. I have no idea if the comment made any sense. Goll, computers and lortab don't mix.

    Anyways, I hope you had a great 4th.

  5. Looks you are going to be pretty busy reading! :-)
    Loads of great books on your list, Hooray for you!
    I can't wait to get my hands on Mary Balogh's THE SECRET MISTRESS. I was always curious about the sister and now she has her own book. YAY!

    Have an awesome day! :-D

  6. Ooops.....forgot to mention the books I am getting for myself. LOL!!
    My TBR pile is sooo out of control as it is. I figure, what the heck....add more books! ;-)
    The Bed and the Bachelor by Tracy Anne Warren, Heiress in Love by Christina Brooke and Waking Up With The Duke by Lorraine Heath.


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