Best-selling romantic suspense author Christina Dodd returns to Virtue Falls, Washington, in our September Romance Top Pick, Obsession Falls. In this 7 Questions interview, the very funny Dodd talks about what she's learned after writing 52 (!) novels, her preferred alternate identity, stone circles and more.
The Highlander’s Bride, the first in Amanda Forester’s Highland Trouble series, has all the trappings of an old-fashioned romance with some delightfully feminist twists thrown in. The heroine is a sheltered noblewoman, and the hero is a Scots warrior who offends her tender sensibilities with his legs and his disregard for her possessions. However, the Lady is no delicate flower, and the Scotsman is no domineering alpha.
This month's best new romances include a thriller set in South America, a high-stakes Victorian reunion and a spooky suspense.
New York Times best-selling author Jodi Thomas introduces readers to her new series, Ransom Canyon, with an eponymous novel about four families struggling to hold it all together. Set against the beautiful, rugged landscape of a west Texas town, Ransom Canyon is a subtle, sweet start to a new small-town saga.
New York Times best-selling romance author Kristan Higgins branches into women’s fiction with her latest novel, If Only You Knew. This is an engaging story of sisters Jenny and Rachel, who are forced to make difficult choices in an effort to turn their lives around.
Sally MacKenzie’s What to Do with a Duke is the first in a new series and a masterful mélange of Regency romance pleasures. The small English town of Loves Bridge vibrates with heritable curses, tension between social castes,and the insatiable longings of its beguiling inhabitants.
Brown-Eyed Girl is the final book in the Travis Brothers series by beloved romance author Lisa Kleypas. This is a contemporary series about a family of rich Texans, but each book in the quartet works as a stand-alone.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing J.R. Ward (onstage, no less) about her latest novel, The Bourbon Kings, during her Salon615 appearance in Nashville. Ward is well known for her best-selling paranormal Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but with The Bourbon Kings, she steps into the contemporary world of Kentucky high society.
est-selling author Ilona Andrews—a pseudonym for husband and wife writing team Gordon and Ilona—returns fans to the world of Kate Daniels in Magic Shifts. The novel is the eighth installment in the wildly popular post-apocalyptic series. Kate and her mate, shape-shifter and Beast Lord, Curran, have abdicated their role of running the Pack and are living in suburban Atlanta.
Without Restraint is an explosively erotic start to Angela Knight’s Southern Shields series. When a killer out for revenge starts targeting local South Carolina police, deputy Alexis Rogers turns to Navy SEAL and new addition to the department, Frank Murphy, a man with a dominant streak and the only one attuned to Alex’s deepest desires. With their personal needs mixing into their professional lives, and Alex and Frank’s private moments only fueling the killer’s aggression, Without Restraint is a steamy, white-knuckle-intense read.