July 2011 Paperbacks

 The Baby Promise by Carolyne Aarsen

On leave from the army, Nick Colter heads to a quiet Alberta ranch to fulfill a promise. His buddy left behind a pregnant wife in need of protection and friendship that only Nick can provide. Despite years in combat, he isn’t prepared for the battle to earn wary Beth Carruthers’s trust. There is more than grief in her beautiful blue eyes, and caring for her becomes more than an act of duty. He wants to bring a smile to her face…and restore faith and love in her heart. Yet the secrets she harbors may destroy the one chance at family he thought he’d never find.

  Captured by a Rogue Lord by Katharine Ashe

The follow-up to Ashe’s acclaimed debut, “Swept Away by a Kiss,” this second book in her series mixes the fun and fantasy of Regency England with the danger and passion of life on the high seas. Original.

  Assassin by Ted Bell

Intelligence operative Lord Alexander Hawke matches wits with a brilliant but deadly psychopath in a desperate race to prevent an American Armageddon.

  A Courtesan’s Guide to Getting Your Man by Celeste Bradley

Regency London’s most celebrated courtesan, The Blackbird, was a woman before her time ”uninhibited, financially independent, and free to live by her own rules. Schooled in the sensual arts by the one man she loved the most, she recorded every wicked detail in her diaries When Boston museum curator Piper Chase-Pierpont unearths The Blackbird’s steamy memoirs, she’s aroused and challenged by what she finds.Could the courtesan’s diaries be used as a modern girl’s guide to finding love and empowerment?One curious curator ”and one very lucky man ”are about to find out.

  Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

A computer wiz takes on the government in defense of the right to privacy. On hearing the National Security Agency has secretly installed a program that can read anyone’s e-mail, Ensei Tankado comes up with a program to paralyze it. A conflict ensues and people die.

  The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last. While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci-clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion-a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci-and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle-while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move-the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.

  Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating newweapon of destruction. An unthinkable target.World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization — the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth . . . the long-forgotten Illuminati lair. BEFORETHE DA VINCI CODEWAS BROKEN,THE WORLD LAY AT THE MERCY OF ANGELS & DEMONS

The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy

Time and again, Tom Clancy’s novels have been praised, not only for their big-scale drama and propulsive narrative drive, but for their cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events. In The Bear and the Dragon, the future is very near at hand indeed. Newly elected in his own right, Jack Ryan has found that being President has gotten no easier: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to take out the chairman of the SVR-the former KGB-with a rocket-propelled grenade. Things are unstable enough in Russia without high-level assassination, but even more disturbing may be the identities of the potential assassins. Were they political enemies, the Russian Mafia, disaffected former KGB? Or, Ryan wonders, is something far more dangerous at work here? Ryan is right to wonder. For even while Russian investigators pursue the case, and some of his most trusted eyes and ears, including antiterrorism specialist John Clark, head to Moscow, forces in China are moving forward with a plan of truly audacious proportions. Tired of what they view as the presumption of the West, eager to fulfill their destiny, they are taking matters into their own hands. If they succeed, the world as we know it will never look the same. If they fail … the consequences may be unspeakable. Blending the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, razor-sharp suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters, this is Clancy at his best-and there is none better.

 The Seduction of His Wife by Tiffany Clare

Emma Hallaway has not seen her husband in twelve years-and that’s fine with her. As a young girl, she’d agreed to a simple marriage of convenience, allowing her to pursue her private passion for painting. And though unknown to the rest of polite society, Emma is now one of the most daring and sought-after artists in London. However, when her secret is threatened to be exposed, Emma is forced to open her heart-and her home-to a total stranger: her husband… Richard Mansfield, Earl of Asbury, is all too familiar with danger. As a matter of fact, it is hard on his heels when he returns to England. Still, even he is shocked to learn of his wife’s scandalous double life as an artist. But once he sees the vibrant grown woman she has become-so passionate, so strong, and so alluring-his undeniable attraction to Emma stuns him. Suddenly Richard is determined to turn their sham of a marriage into a true and lasting love. But how exactly does a gentleman seduce his own wife?

 Double Take by Catherine Coulter

AN FBI THRILLER— FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are joined by one of their own and a Virginia sheriff in an extraordinary case that immerses them in the world of psychic visions, mind benders, and communications with the dead.

 Into the Night by Janelle Denison

The skilled, sexy members of the top-secret Reliance Group take risks no one else will–and take no prisoners when it comes to love, in this steamy new series. Original.

 Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux

The second book in the multi-generational Edilean series, Days of gold is a sweeping romance set in 1766 Scotland. Angus McTern, the laird of the clan, is captivated by Edilean Talbot. When she needs help, he tries to intervene, and is accused of kidnapping and theft. To avoid being prosecuted, they escape to America, and overcome almost insurmountable obstacles, finding a love as wild and free as the land itself.

 The Neighbor by Lisa Gardener

A young mother, blond and pretty, vanishes from her South Boston home, leaving behind only one witness-her four-year-old daughter-and one suspect-her handsome, secretive husband. From the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses’ snug little bungalow, instinct tells her that something is seriously off with the wholesome image the couple has worked so hard to create.    With the clock ticking on the life of a missing woman and a media firestorm building, D.D. must decide whether Jason Jones is hiding his guilt-or just trying to hide. But first she must stand between a potential killer and his next victim-an innocent child who may have seen too much.

 Hide by Lisa Gardener

Opening up a newspaper to discover that she is supposed to be dead, Annabelle Mary Granger finds herself trapped in the middle of a two-decades-old crime that leads her to homicide detective Bobby Dodge and a confrontation with two separate killers.

 C is for  Corpse by Sue Grafton

How do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? It’s one of Kinsey’s toughest cases yet, but she never backs down from a challenge. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can’t shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he’s still in danger The only clues Kinsey has to go on are a little red address book and the name “Blackman.” Bobby can’t remember who he gave the address book to for safekeeping. And any chances of Bobby regaining his memory are dashed when he’s killed in another automobile accident just three days after he hires Kinsey. As Kinsey digs deeper into her investigation, she discovers Bobby had a secret worth killing for–and unearthing that secret could send Kinsey to her own early death.

 A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in # 1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton’s knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone–and a hot new attitude–to crime fiction A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she’s got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. A IS FOR ACCUSED That’s why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and needs Kinsey’s help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki’s bad name won’t be easy. A IS FOR ALIBI If there’s one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it’s playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer–and sharper–than she imagined.

 Never Kiss a Stranger by Heather Grothaus

Nowhere in medieval England are three women so powerful–or adored–as the heiresses of Fallstowe Castle: Sybilla, the ruthless beauty, Cecily, the pure-hearted innocent . . .  And Alys, the youngest sister, whose wild spirit has yet to be matched . . . Lady Alys thinks everyone knows the legend: If a man and a woman meet at midnight within the ancient Foxe Ring ruins, they are as good as married. But when she finds a captivating stranger lurking there in the middle of the night, she discovers the one man who is unaware. It’s a deadly pursuit that brings Piers Mallory to the Fallstowe lands. But now that fate has attached the alluring, and curiously insistent, Alys to his side, it may work to his advantage to play by her rules, at least for a time. Yet the danger Piers courts is no game–and the passion he and Alys share is all too real . . . Praise for The Warrior . . . ‘A spirited tale rich in intrigue, betrayal, ancient magic, and a love destined to overcome all odds.’ — Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author ‘Grothaus definitely has talent and a true feel for the era.’ — Romantic Times

 After Dark with a Scoundrel by Alexandra Hawkins

Young, tender, and highly impressionable, Lady Regan can’t help but be intrigued by her brother’s wayward friends ”the wickedly charming Lords of Vice. One man in particular, the dashing Lord Hugh Mordare (known simply as “Dare” among the ton), utterly captivates her ”in spite of his reputation as a notorious womanizer. But when she steals an innocent kiss from Dare, Regan is swiftly packed off to boarding school, safely away from danger and desire. Five years later, Regan returns ”a proper lady and ravishing beauty. Miss Swann’s Academy for Young Ladies has taught her how to behave in polite society. But all the training in the world cannot extinguish her love for Dare. Now, she hopes to beat the master of seduction at his own game ”by daring Dare to love her in return. This time, both of their hearts are on the line and winner takes all.

 Viking in Love by Sandra Hill

A “New York Times”-bestselling author delivers the most alpha of alpha heroes, as her Viking warriors meet their matches in this spellbinding new romance.

 Dead Aim by Iris Johansen

The #1New York Timesbestselling author Iris Johansen returns with an electrifying and all-too-plausible thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the maximum and never lets up. From the tense opening scene to the final explosive page, Johansen delivers a knockout novel, as an unlikely pair of allies must expose a team of killers hiding behind an unspeakable act of terror–and risk ending up their next target. She witnesses death through the eye of her camera. Now a relentless killer is focused on her. A celebrated photojournalist, Alex Graham has seen it all–but her latest assignment has forced her across a dangerous line. What happens when a reporter does more than just report? She has recorded some of the most tragic and heartbreaking of catastrophes, everything from natural disasters to infamous acts of terror. Her experiences have left her forever marked with the human side of tragedy. So when a dam breaks in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, Alex is once more at the site doing more than just snapping pictures–she is in the mud with a shovel digging for survivors. What happens when the reporter becomes the story? Alex finds more than she bargained for. In one terrible instant, she is witness to a conspiracy that will stun a nation. The official story is just a cover-up for a truth so frightening, so unthinkable, anyone who threatens to reveal it must be silenced. Forever. And now that someone is Alex Graham. The first attempt on her life is swift and brutal. Only barely escaping, she finds an ally in an improbable source. Billionaire financier John Logan has his own reasons for protecting Alex, and these reasons alone are likely to get her killed. Using his vast connections and influences, Logan assigns a bodyguard to protect her. Judd Morgan is the best covert commando in the business, and if anyone can keep Alex safe, it’s this quietly dangerous man. The problem is, Alex doesn’t want to be kept safe by Judd, whose checkered past has made him the target of an unseen assassin who dogs his every step.

 To Desire a Wicked Duke by Nicole Jordan

Passion ignites in Nicole Jordan’s delectable, dazzling conclusion to The Courtship Wars .   Two years after losing her beloved fianc to war, Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again. Thus she’s aghast when a threatening scandal forces her to wed her longtime nemesis, Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham. The impossibly arrogant, irresistibly seductive nobleman is the last man Tess could ever imagine loving. Making matters worse, she discovers secrets in Rotham’s wicked past that send her fleeing London for his remote castle in Cornwall. Having long desired Tess, Ian is exasperated that the ton thinks he’s driven his reluctant new bride from their marriage bed and follows hard on her heels. Naturally, their spirited rivalry leads to glorious, pleasure-filled nights-complicated by a mysterious ghost who haunts Ian’s castle and Tess’s vexing insistence that he play matchmaker to her friends. But can blazing desire between two warring hearts turn into wedded bliss and timeless love? From the Paperback edition.

 Cloudy With a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer

From the author of “When Harry Met Molly.” Every woman knows about London’s Impossible Bachelors. They’re daring, debonair, and downright impossible to resist.

 Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean

Lord Nicholas St. John has left London to track down a friend’s missing sister and, more importantly, escape the ladies and their mamas who have marriage on their minds. Meanwhile in Yorkshire, destitute Lady Isabel Townsend is in a wretched fix, trying to save a bankrupt estate, protect her young brother’s interests, and hide a runaway girl who appeared on her doorstep one night. When Lady Isabel is confronted by Lord Nicholas, will she be able to keep her secrets and avoid disaster?

 Cross by James Patterson

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive-bys in D.C.’s rough neighborhoods. Years later, still haunted by his wife’s death, Cross is making a bold move in his life. Now a free agent from the police and the FBI, he’s set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex is finally getting in order. He even has a chance at a new love. Then Cross’s former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi recalls a case Sampson and Cross worked together years earlier. When the case reveals a connection to Maria’s death, Cross latches on for the most urgent and terrifying ride of his life. From the man USA TODAY has called the “master of the genre,” CROSS is the high-velocity thriller James Patterson and Alex Cross’s fans have waited years to read – and the pinnacle of the bestselling detective series of the past two decades.

 You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson

Patterson’s #1 instant “New York Times” bestseller is now available in a tall Premium Edition. New York City photographer Kristin Burns wakes up every morning from the same chilling nightmare and realizes that no place is safe, and the fate of everyone she loves is in her hands.

 Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Investigating the disappearance of a supermodel during a photo shoot, reporter Ben Hawkins hopes to help the victim and gather material for his next book but receives a shocking visit that compels him to make a dangerous deal.

 I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

Determined to capture the psychopath responsible for murdering his niece, Alex Cross discovers that the young woman was among a dangerous group of people and was not the only one to have disappeared.

 Sold to a Laird by Karen Ranney

Lady Sarah Baines was devoted to her mother and her family home, Chavensworth. Douglas Eston was devoted to making a fortune and inventing. The two of them are married when Lady Sarah2s father proposes the match and threatens to send Lady Sarah2s ill mother to Scotland if she protests. Douglas finds himself the victim of love at first sight, while Sarah thinks her husband is much too, well, earthy for her tastes. Marriage is simply something she had to do to ensure her mother2s well-being, and even when her mother dies in the next week, it2s not a sacrifice she regrets. She cannot, however, simply write her mother2s relatives and inform them of her death. She convinces Douglas – an ex pat Scot – to return to Scotland with her, to a place called Kilmarin. At Kilmarin, she is given the Tulloch Sg thfn, the Tulloch mirror. Legend stated that a woman who looked into the mirror saw her true fate. Douglas and Sarah begin to appreciate the other, and through passion, Douglas is able to express his true feelings for his wife. But once they return to England and Douglas disappears and is presumed dead, Sarah has to face her own feelings for the man she2s come to respect and admire.

 Wicked Prey by John Sandford

Lucas Davenport deals with security concerns during preparation for the Republican National Convention, as a criminal from his past targets his fourteen-year-old daughter.

 Storm Prey by John Sandford

Witnessing a robbery gone wrong that has caused the death of a pharmacy employee, Lucas Davenport’s surgeon wife, Weather Karkinnen, is targeted by the thieves when they become fearful that she can identify them.

 Rough Country by Jon Sandford

The murder of a successful advertising executive leads Detective Virgil Flowers to the unlikely scene of the crime: a peaceful and bucolic wooded resort. But one with as many suspects as it has secrets.You will have trouble putting this book down.

 The Countess by Lynsay Sands

A “New York Times”- and “USA Today”-bestselling author trades in Highland kilts for lush ballrooms and high-waisted gowns in this brand-new, sexy, laugh-out-loud-funny Regency series.

 Tempted by a Warrior by Amanda Scott

Lady Fiona Jardine, wed for over a year and very pregnant, has never known marital peace. Her cold, cruel husband Will has gone missing, and when last she saw him, they had argued, he had struck her – and she has no memory of what she did next – only that later she’d awoken alone in her bedchamber. She fears that in her rage and terror, she might somehow have killed Will. When her husband’s cousin Sir Richard Seyton is summoned to search for Will, Fiona is moved by his warm, outgoing nature. A knight and warrior of great skill, Richard immediately is drawn to Fiona’s brave manner and soon sees in her an equal measure of inner courage. Confessing to him that she fears having killed Will, she accepts his determination to help her. Pursuing together the mystery of Will’s disappearance, they fall in love. Meanwhile, the English are reinforcing their garrison in the Scottish Borderlands, putting Richard, Fiona, and Scotland in peril….

 Jingle Bell Blessings by Bonnie Winn

All Jimmy Evans wants for Christmas is a family. And Chloe Reed’s mission is to get him one. But when Chloe and the orphaned boy land on distant relative Evan Mitchell’s doorstep, they come face-to-face with a real-life Scrooge. Haunted by a tragic past, Evan wants nothing to do with them-or with Christmas. But little by little, one adorable seven-year-old and a spunky young woman chip away at Evan’s heart of stone and bring the holiday spirit back into his home. Will these three strangers become a true family by Christmas?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: