I had this post all ready just with the historical romances, but then yesterday, four new covers popped up, and since I lurve covers, I am throwing them into this post as well. First up – some historical romances that are coming out in the next few months that have made it onto my radar.
Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson
Charlotte Fallon let her guarded virtue fall once—and she’s paid dearly for it ever since. She swore she’d never succumb to men’s desires again. But even a village spinster’s life miles from temptation can’t save her from a sister with no shame whatsoever. Or a heart that longs for more, whatever the cost…
Sir Michael Bayard found more than he expected in his bed when he finally joined his new mistress. He’d fantasized about her dewy skin and luscious curves, assured her understanding that what passed between them was mere dalliance. But he didn’t expect the innocence and heat of her response in his arms. Nor her surprisingly sharp tongue once she was out of them…
A few days of abandon cannot undo the hard-learned lessons of a lifetime. Nor can an honest passion burn away the restraints of society’s judgments. Unless, of course, one believes in nonsense like true love…
A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare
The rules of society can be beastly-especially when you’re a werewolf and it’s that irritating time of the the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn’t help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untameable as he is…
When Lil’y’s beloved nephew’s behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy’s cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon’s idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.
A paranormal historical – what do we think? I like a wolfish temper….
April 6, 2010 from Sourcebooks
Lydia Dare’s website.
The Summer of You by Kate Noble
Lady Jane Cummings is certain that her summer is ruined when she is forced to reside at isolated Merrymere Lake with her reckless brother and ailing father. Her fast-paced London society is replaced with a small town grapevine. But one bit of gossip catches Jane’s attention- rumors that the lake’s brooding new resident is also an elusive highwayman.
Jane must face the much discussed mysterioso after he saves her brother from a pub brawl. She immediately recognizes him from London: Byrne Worth, war hero and apparent hermit-whom she finds strangely charming. The two build a fast friendship, and soon nothing can keep this Lady away from Merrymere’s most wanted. Convinced of his innocence, Jane is determined to clear Byrne’s name-and maybe have a little fun this summer after all.
Dying for this one after meeting Lady Jane in Revealed.
April 6th from Berkley Trade
Kate Noble’s website
Too Wicked To Kiss by Erica Ridley
Miss Evangeline Pemberton can see the Future. Sometimes. The Past, too, although that tends to be less useful, as she can’t change what’s already happened.
One might think the most irksome characteristic of her alleged “gift” is that said visions are followed by debilitating headaches. Or that they’ve got her running for her life. But no. By far the most vexing quirk is that these fantasies accompany all skin-to-skin contact. Which means she can’t touch anyone. Not even the tall, dark, and brooding recluse in her Present.
Gavin Lioncroft is a wealthy committed bachelor with nothing but time on his hands. Well, and blood. (But he’s not telling how that got there.) And an impromptu house party. (He hasn’t the slightest idea how thathappened.)
His very first night back in the bosom of High Society and the man he threatens to kill turns up dead. Good. The cad had it coming. But just because he’s dodged the hangman’s noose before, doesn’t mean Gavin will get away with murder again. And this time, there’s no fading into the shadows. The only chance of saving his neck is by risking his heart–to the one woman from whom he can hide nothing.
Too Wicked To Kiss already has a lovely review by Smokin Hot Books.
March 2nd from Zebra
Ericka Ridley’s Website.
Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran
Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she’s best loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar—again—the scandal has her outraged friends braying for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it’s time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor—Alexander Ramsey, her late brother’s best friend and a notorious rogue.
But unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex’s aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex’s past and Gwen’s newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.
Thanks to Katiebabs for a heads up on this one!
April 27th from Pocket
Meredith Duran’s Website
Onto the new covers!
Inside Out by Lauren Dane
I love Lauren Dane’s covers. It is one of my book resolutions to read her in 2010!! Inside Out comes out this November. Go HERE for an excerpt.
As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding
As Lie the Dead, is the second in Kelly Meding’s Dreg City series. I think I like the first cover better, but the dude with the wings in the background is pretty cool. I LOVED Three Days to Dead and really looking forward to this one. This book comes out in July.
Catch Me If You Can by LB Gregg
LB Gregg has a new series coming out, Romano and Albright. Go HERE for an excerpt. Comes out March 16th!
Warrior by Zoe Archer
I love this cover…I think it is sooooo sexy. Hello Indiana Jones! It looks like it will fit the first book in her new series quite well too, from Zoe’s website –
Windswept steppes. Beautifully severe desert. Chases on horseback. Secret societies. Magic and adventure.
Welcome to The Blades of the Rose.
Warrior comes out this September.
I’m drunk off of all the smexy covers. Oh, maybe I should put my wine glass down too ;)
Do we like? Dislike?