Fresh Pick | ANGEL’S REST by Emily March
Fresh Pick / March 31, 2011

Eternity Springs #1  February 2011 On Sale: February 15, 2011 Featuring: Nic Sullivan; Gabe Callahan 336 pages ISBN: 0345518349 EAN: 9780345518347 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy at Amazon.com Welcome to Eternity Springs Angel’s Rest by Emily March Beloved author Emily March returns with a warm and uplifting new novel about a small town with a big heart. Welcome to Eternity Springs, a little piece of heaven in the Colorado Rockies. Gabriel Callahan has lost everything that mattered. All he wants is solitude on an isolated mountain estate. Instead, he gets a neighbor. Vibrant, no-nonsense Nic Sullivan is Eternity Springs’ veterinarian, and she has an uncanny plan to lure this talented architect back to the world of the living. First with a dog, next with a renovation project, and, finally, with a night of passion that ends with a surprise. Now a man still raw from tragedy must face the biggest struggle of his heart. Can he forgive himself and believe in the power of second chances? Dare he trust in the promise of a future and a brand-new family here in Eternity Springs? Tragedy and love go hand in hand for two strangers in…

Spotlight on Erin Quinn
Author Spotlight / March 31, 2011

“Erin Quinn writes with power, passion and heart,” Nalini Singh, NYT Bestseller. Sometimes a man can change your life.  Sometimes he can do more than that—he can change the way you feel about your life….  Tiarnan, hero of Haunting Desire, is just such a man.  In his youth, he blazed hot and fast, battling his enemy and charging into the fray without thought or fear.  But now Tiarnan is older and wiser.  Time and circumstances have used and abused him.  He’s become a warrior who’s lost his will to fight.  A leader who refuses to take charge.  A lover who is afraid to touch. Enter Shealy O’Leary, a woman who sees behind the mask to the man…the man whose courage and loyalty is boundless, who puts himself between her and danger time and again.  She knows that Tiarnan is someone who can help her shed the baggage of a lifetime and become the woman she’s always wanted to be.  And she’s right. Here’s a small excerpt from a favorite scene in HAUNTING DESIRE—one that might give you a glimpse into Tiarnan’s heart. “When I saw those men,” he said, and his voice still held a deep, raspy tone, as if…

Sara Rosett | Tales of a Reluctant Mover
Author Guest / March 31, 2011

I’ve moved a lot. I’ve moved so many times that I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve moved. I know it’s over fifteen times, which is rather ironic because I spent most of the first twenty years of my life in the same city. Then I married a man in the Air Force and life hasn’t been quite so settled. Ironically, I’m not a person who craves change and new things. I prefer to be in familiar surroundings. With each military move, I went reluctantly, but once the boxes were unpacked and we settled into our new life, I grew to like the new place—well, that’s a true statement for most of the places we’ve lived. There were a few locales I couldn’t wait to leave—and that’s the good thing about being a military spouse, if you don’t like the assignment, you know you’ll be moving on soon. As painful as the frequent relocations were for me, they also provided a rich background for my mystery series. I grew up in Texas and, despite what you might think, I did see snow. Great wind-blown drifts of it would pile up next to our garage when huge snowstorms swept down…

Fresh Pick | THE TUDOR SECRET by C.W. Gortner
Fresh Pick / March 30, 2011

Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles #1 February 2011 On Sale: February 1, 2011 Featuring: Brendan Prescott; William Cecil 352 pages ISBN: 0312658508 EAN: 9780312658502 Paperback $14.99  Add to Wish List Mystery Historical Buy at Amazon.com A new Tudor mystery series begins…treachery underfoot The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies. Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king’s brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth’s protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past. A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth’s quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, The Tudor Secret is the first book in The…

Fresh Pick | DARK PRINCE by Christine Feehan
Fresh Pick / March 29, 2011

Carpathain #1 March 2011 On Sale: March 8, 2011 Featuring: Mikhail Dubrinsky; Raven Whitney 496 pages ISBN: 0062009621 EAN: 9780062009623 Hardcover $25.99  Add to Wish List Romance Paranormal Buy at Amazon.com Expanded version, started a new craze Dark Prince by Christine Feehan Author’s Cut Special Edition William Morrow welcomes a stellar new name to its bestselling list! For the first time in hardcover, the expanded author’s cut special edition – including 100 extra pages of new material – of the popular first book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan’s bestselling Dark series Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion. A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinksy is the Prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate…

Kaily Hart | How Do You Like Your…Love Scenes?
Author Guest / March 29, 2011

I write hot. Steamy, burn the bed [or insert alternative J] down hot. They’re romances first and foremost though. For me, I really believe the love/sex scenes of a book are crucial to the developing relationship in a romance novel. Yeah, you guessed it. You won’t find any closed doors in my books LOL. It’s during these most intimate moments people are perhaps at their most vulnerable and it provides tremendous opportunity for a writer to further the story and develop the characters. What they say, how they touch, their reactions, how they’re effected…all provide rich insight into the characters, their histories and how they’re changing at that moment. A love/sex scene should be important to the story, perhaps a turning point, but at a minimum divulge something about one or both of the characters either to the reader or to each other. It shouldn’t be included ‘just because’ it’s about time they got down and dirty. No, it has to have a specific purpose. At least in my view. AND it also has to be completely consistent with the characters and who they are. This is kind of a pet peeve of mine as a reader. Whatever the characters…

Allie Pleiter | What’s in your wall?
Author Guest / March 28, 2011

You know that commercial that ends with the question “What’s in your wallet?”  Mack Tanner, the hero in my newest release YUKON WEDDING has something in his wall.  As a matter of fact, his new bride-of-convenience Lana is sure he has secret somethings stashed in every room of their new home.  Mack’s got serious trust issues where banks (and gold miners and women for that matter) are concerned.  It was fun to take a man who has been alone too long and invade his life with a feisty woman and a frustrating-but-adorable toddler. Mack buries a treasure to keep the world from getting at his fortune.  As a matter of fact, he goes to all kinds of trouble to keep the world from his gold, but if I told you the details I’d ruin the story for you.  Be assured that much mayhem takes place before Mack realizes he needs a bit more trust in his life (and in his soul). All that hiding got me thinking, though.  Where would I hide a treasure?  Now I’m not talking about hiding the chocolate, where you stand inside your pantry and swallow down the Hershey’s to say “nothing” when your preschooler asks…

Jodi Thomas | Rare Air
Author Guest / March 27, 2011

With TEXAS BLUE in April I’m releasing my 31st book and my 24th Historical Romance.(My book video for TEXAS BLUE is out today) I’ve been a National Bestseller since my third book and on the USAToday and NYTimes lists since book 16. I have the Harmony Series going in mainstream fiction and sales are equaling my historical sales already. As a bestseller in two running series, I’m being asked over and over what the secret is and I’ve given it some thought. A few years ago a writer visited Amarillo to give a speech. She said, “I’m excited to be in the hometown of Jodi Thomas for here must be very rare air indeed.”In one way she was right. Writers do develop in rare air, but not pure air. Most people who make their living writing have stumbled, tumbled until they are covered with scars. The bumps they took molded them into what they are as writers far more than simply talent did. First, those who succeed, treat writing as a profession. Writing is only half the game, the business of writing is the other half. A woman asked me if she should take a class. (She didn’t feel she…

Fresh Pick | SUZI CLUE: AND THE PROM QUEEN CURSE by Michelle Kehm
Fresh Pick / March 26, 2011

February 2009 On Sale: February 3, 2009 Featuring: Suzi Clue 192 pages ISBN: 0525479538 EAN: 9780525479536 Hardcover $16.99  Add to Wish List Young Adult, Mystery Buy at Amazon.com Suzi Clu is on the case Suzi Clue: And the Prom Queen Curse by Michelle Kehm Prom is the last place you’d expect to find feisty freshman Suzi Clue. She’s not part of the A-list and would much rather be playing the drums. But if there’s one thing she can’t resist, it’s a mystery, and Mountain High’s Prom Queen Curse totally fits the bill. Spider attacks, overzealous tanning beds, and killer orcas have the candidates freaking, but Suzi knows the curse can’t be real. But in order to prove it, she has to do the unthinkable . . . run for prom queen! Fresh, funny, and totally over the top, here’s a stylish mystery from debut author Michelle Kehm Previous Picks

Tony Hays | 2011 Anticipated Books…
Author Guest / March 26, 2011

2010 was an exciting year for my book list, and I expect 2011 to much the same. Needless to say, since I write mysteries, I tend to do a great deal of reading in that area. But I have broad ranging tastes. Still …. Let’s start off with a taste of historical fiction. I enjoyed Rebecca Cantrell’s follow-up to her award-winning debut novel, A TRACE OF SMOKE. A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES picks up the story of her heroine Hannah Vogel, a female reporter in the male-dominated world of 1930s Nazi Germany. It is a worthy successor, and I look forward to the release of the third in this series, A GAME OF LIES, this summer. Back in 2008, I was living in England, and I picked up a book titled THE SHAKESPEARE SECRET by J.L. Carell. I’m a nut about novels involving Shakespeare, since my first published novel had been MURDER ON THE TWELFTH NIGHT, starring the Bard as a Holmesian figure. Carell did a great job at building an intriguing modern plot around Shakespeare’s life. But in 2010, I discovered the sequel: HAUNT ME STILL, by Jennifer Lee Carell. This is a marvelous book that explores Shakespeare’s life…