Friday, August 22, 2008

On the Book Cart

Now that the onslaught of summer paperbacks has ended, we are back to having a manageable quantity of titles on the weekly book cart. This week we have a lot of new releases for August as well as several titles that fill in series we have on hand. If you are a fan of romantic suspense, take a look at Brenda Novak’s Watch Me and Stop Me, from her Last Stand series. Colleen Thompson’s Triple Exposure follows a photographer as she tries to rebuild her life after a being forced to shoot a stalker, and there’s more than one kind of heat in Jo Davis’ Trial by Fire, when a sexy firefighter fights to protest his new flame from a ruthless arsonist. Suspense with a paranormal twist is represented by Samantha Graves’ Out of Time, which pairs a psychic with a tomb raider. Turbulent Sea, the latest in Christine Feehan’s paranormal Drake Sisters series, is on the cart, as is Nightwalker, the first in the Dark Days series by Jocelynn Drake. If you enjoy Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series, you might want to check out Cry Wolf, the first in a new series set in the same world. Wanton, the follow up to Noelle Mack’s Wild, catches up with another member of the Pack of Saint James.

Falling into both the historical and paranormal categories is The Trouble with Moonlight by Donna MacMeans, in which the intrepid heroine becomes invisible in the moonlight, a handy trick if you don’t mind scampering around naked, and manage to avoid being snared by a handsome spy. Other historicals include Never Romance a Rake by Liz Carlyle, where the winner of a card game really does take all.
The Outrageous Lady Felsham is a widow in search of a romantic hero in Louise Allen’s tale. Delicious by Sherry Thomas combines both food and romance; Suzanne Enoch’s Before the Scandal provides a swashbuckling highwayman hero, and Paula Quinn’s A Highlander Never Surrenders proves that no matter the current fashion, (men in) kilts never go out of style.

Contemporary titles include two by Linda Francis Lee: Suddenly Sexy and Simply Sexy.
If you enjoyed The Ex-Debutante, you’ll want to take a look at these. Jasmine Haynes Show and Tell and The Fortune Hunter round out the contemporary assortment; her books have been described as “delightfully torrid.” That’s a phrase I’ve never used myself, but going into a lazy summer weekend, I must say it’s starting to sound rather promising....

No comments: