A little late but here are some new-ish Romance titles that have arrived at RPL:
On Shadow Beach by Barbara Freethy
Summary: Lauren Jamison hasn't been back to Angel's Bay since she was a teenager...when her sister Abby was murdered and Lauren's boyfriend, Shane Murray, was accused of the crime. When Lauren reluctantly returns home to assist her ailing father, the old attraction again flares between Lauren and Shane. But the terrible days after Abby's murder still stand between them, as well as the secrets Shane has yet to unveil. Finding the truth could bring closure...but at a cost. For there are people who don't want old mysteries brought to light—people whose fear makes them very dangerous.
Lois Lane Tells All by Karen Hawkins
Summary: Susan Collins always wanted to be a hard-hitting reporter, but there's not much call for her talents in sleepy Glory, North Carolina. Mark Tremayne has returned to Glory to take over as CFO of The Glory Examiner. His job is to keep the newspaper profitable. Mark's and Susan's viewpoints could be from different planets, but their mutual attraction is in total alignment. Despite thier arguments, the indomitable redhead and the hot accountant are a sexual explosion waiting to happen. And when it does, Glory had better watch out!
Whispered Lies by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Summary: Bureau of American Defense operative Carlos Delgado has spent the past sixteen years watching over his shoulder, waiting for death to catch up to him. His luck runs out when BAD intercepts an unexpected tip on the number one threat to United States security: the Fratelli de il Sovrano. Their best hope for uncovering a deadly plan that risks countless lives and threatens economic chaos just days before the presidential election is to capture a mysterious informant known as Mirage. But when Carlos takes her into custody, Mirage is not at all what he expected -- and neither is the threat she poses to the secrets he would die to protect.
A Highlander's Homecoming by Melissa Mayhue
Summary: When Robert MacQuarrie was swept forward in time to present-day Scotland, he left behind in the thirteenth century a vow he could no longer keep-to protect his friend's little daughter, Isabella. Haunted by guilt, he leaps at the chance to go back...except the fickle Faerie Magic returns him to his family castle twenty years after he left it. In Scotland, 1292, Isabella MacGahan is now a grown woman. Rejected by her family for her Faerie blood and uncanny powers, her safety depends on pretending that her magical abilities have made her mad. But appearances are deceiving for both Robbie and Isabella. Will the magic of the Fae allow them to find a true homecoming in each other's arms?
Succubi Like it Hot by Jill Myles
Summary: With a hot new figure, her dream job as an archaeologist, and two gorgeous boyfriends to scratch her seductive Itch, Jackie Brighton is totally getting the hang of life as a succubus. Then she accidentally knocks the pizza guy unconscious with her touch. After striking a deal to get the curse lifted by a crafty demon, Jackie and her best friend Remy take a road trip to deliver a cryptic message to the nation's oldest succubus. Unfortunately, Jackie discovers a dangerous catch to her supernatural bargain. Someone wants her dead -- again. Can a brainy vixen in a miniskirt outsmart the forces of evil?
The theme for this year's Saskatchewan Library Week (October 18-25, 2010) is "Libraries=Possibilities". To help celebrate our favorite week of the year, here is a select list of library-themed romance novels for you to check out:
An Angel for Emily by Jude Deveraux
Summary: When a man announces to librarian Emily Todd that he is her guardian angel and he has been sent to earth to protect her, she assumes the man is crazy. But when she discovers he can read her mind and when a bomb is planted in her car, she begins having second thoughts. On the other hand, are real angels permitted to fall in love with mortals?
Like a Charm by Candace Havens
Summary: With her high-powered job and her five-year plans for the future in ruins, Kira Smythe finds herself back in her hometown of Sweet, Texas, staying with her hippie parents and taking over as librarian for the local library, and a possible romance with the gorgeous new guy in town is threatened by her ability to communicate with the dead and by an unknown enemy who wants her dead.
Good Girls Do by Cathie Linz
Summary: Julia Wright couldn't be more content with her job at the local library, nestled in placid, picturesque Serenity Falls. Until her wacky mother, petty-thief sister, and little niece decide to crash her quiet party of one. And her troubles really stack up when a new guy roars into town on his Harley, shaking up more than just the books on her shelves.
All Jacked Up by Penny McCall
Summary: Since Jack Mitchell barged into her life, librarian Aubrey Sullivan has been abducted at gunpoint, taken on a death-defying car chase, and kissed within an inch of madness. If only she does what he says, they might just get out of this mess alive. That is, if they can keep their hands off each other long enough to think straight.
Passionate Pleasures by Bertrice Small
Summary: Some think librarians are stuffy, narrow-minded prudes-but that's not true of Kathryn St. John. She runs Egret Point's library and is very involved in her community, even down to keeping them up with the latest trends. One major trend she turned the local ladies on to is the interactive network The Channel. It's there that Kathryn extends her occupational passions into the bedroom by playing out her favorite pieces of medieval English literature. Kathryn is quite satisfied with the princes, musketeers, and highwaymen her personas seduce in The Channel. But her seductions spill out into the real world and reach Timothy Blair, new to Egret Point. He wants to satiate both of their desires, but how can he possibly compete with fantasy lovers? That is unless he can create a wicked plot twist that even Kathryn couldn't think up in her wildest dreams.
Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs
Summary: Summary: The prim librarian is finally getting her chance to direct Avalon’s annual holiday pageant, and she’s determined to make it truly spectacular. But it might just require one of those Christmas miracles she’s always read about. Because her codirector is recovering former child star Eddie Haven, a long-haired, tattooed lump of coal in Maureen’s pageant stocking. Maureen and Eddie spar over every detail of the pageant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie’s original - and distinctly untraditional - music. Is he trying to sabotage the performance to spite her? Or is she trying too hard to fit the show into her storybook-perfect notion of Christmas?
For more romance novels featuring librarians, click on this link. Enjoy!
Please note that all of Regina Public Library branches will be closed this Friday, October, 22 for a staff conference. We apologize for the inconvenience and will resume normal business hours starting on Saturday, October 23.
Surrender to an Irish Warrior by Michelle Willingham
May's Review: While some of you have figured out that I kinda like reading about time-traveling Vikings/Navy Seals, I much prefer my Vikings to stay put in one place and time period. Aside from this terrific cover, there is also much to like about the story.
Trahern MacEgan is a medieval Irish bard whose fiance is brutally murdered during a Viking raid. Swearing revenge, Trahern is in the midst of tracking down the raiders when he rescues Morren Ó Reilly, a woman who has been brutalized by the raiders and desperately needs Trahern's help to save her sister and herself. Will he be able to fight past his anger and blood lust to help Morren?
While the story was entirely too predictable at times, both Trahern and Morren are simply endearing and you can't help but not get caught up in their budding romance. If you like a story where the man is all protective but not overbearing and the woman is fragile yet strong-willed and fearless, then this book is for you. Definitely a must read for those who read Willingham's previous novel, Taming Her Irish Warrior.