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Two obsessed alpha cowboys give the woman of their dreams exactly what she desires.


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‘Til Death Do Us Bark…


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First rule of surveillance--don't kiss the mark.


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Once a desire this wild is loose, no one will ever control it...


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Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess.


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You always hurt the ones you love.



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March roars in with Great YA Titles

March brings the Madness of too many great books to choose from! I managed to narrow it down to a collection of paranormal romance, magical suspense, period-set adventure, and quirky contemporary romance... sometimes in the same book. Enjoy!

THE COLLECTOR, by Victoria Scott

Dante Walker's good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of Hell's best--a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Sealing souls is nothing personal. Until he gets a new assignment: Collect Charlie Cooper's soul within 10 days. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he's come to collect--he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried. This Paranormal Romance with a cocky soul-stealer will steal readers' hearts. (March 5; Entangled Teen)

LET THE SKY FALL, by Shannon Messenger

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She's also sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. With a common enemy on the hunt for them, Audra's forced to help Vane claim his own power—the secret language of the West Wind—even if it unlocks the memory Audra needs him to forget. Soon their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that's grown between them. A broken past and a divided future can't stop the electric connection of two teens in this lushly charged Paranormal Romance. (March 5; Simon Pulse)

LEGACY OF THE CLOCKWORK KEY, by Kristin Bailey

When a fire consumes Meg's home, killing her parents and destroying both her fortune and her future, all she has left is the tarnished pocket watch she rescued from the ashes. The timepiece turns out to be a mechanical key that unlocks a series of deadly secrets and intricate clues to an elite secret society and a dangerous invention that Meg alone can destroy. Together with the handsome stable hand she barely knows but hopes she can trust, Meg is swept into a hidden world of deception, betrayal, and revenge. Unravels the mystery in this adventure-swept romance set in Victorian London. (March 5; Simon Pulse)

THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR, by Mindee Arnett

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, is hard enough for sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart. But when she sneaks into Eli Booker's house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He's hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn't get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. Then Eli's dream comes true. Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli's dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she's up to and marks her as the next target. Full of wit and charm, this paranormal mystery will have readers looking forward to more from the magical students of Arkwell Academy. (March 5; Tor Teen)

THE ART OF WISHING, by Lindsay Ribar

Musician Margo McKenna has a plan for everything. But when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the opportunity to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Especially since Oliver--definitely not blue-skinned, definitely hot--can peek into her mind and see the wishes that even Margo herself doesn't know she wants. But someone from Oliver's past is hunting him--someone bent on killing him, along with all the other genies in the world, for the sake of honor. And as Margo soon discovers, Oliver might be able to grant her wishes, but only she can save his life. "A well-rounded combination of humor, romance and paranormal suspense, with likable characters and easy-to-believe dialogue." —Kirkus Reviews (March 21; Dial)

STARSTRUCK, by Rachel Shukert

Being a Hollywood star is all Margaret Frobisher has ever wanted—and when she's discovered by a powerful agent, she can barely believe her luck. But the competition is fierce at Olympus Studios and Margaret—now Margo—is chasing her dreams alongside girls like Gabby Preston, who at 16 is already a grizzled show-biz veteran caught between the studio and the ravenous ambition of her ruthless mother, and sultry Amanda Farraday, who seems to have it all--ambition, glamour . . . and dirty secrets. Missing from the pack is Diana Chesterfield, the beautiful actress who mysteriously disappeared, and there are whispers that Diana's boyfriend—Margo's new co-star—may have had something to do with it. Margo quickly learns that fame comes with a price, and that nothing is what it seems.

Set in Old Hollywood, Starstruck follows the lives of three teen girls as they live, love, and claw their way to the top in a world where being a star is all that matters. Wit, suspense, pitch perfect details and juicy plot twists make this period "Gossip Girls" a delicious indulgence. (March 12; Delacorte Books)

GOING VINTAGE, by Lindsey Leavitt

When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys. She also swears off modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to "go vintage" and return to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn't cheat on you online). She sets out to complete grandma's list: run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party, sew a homecoming dress, find a steady, do something dangerous. But the list is trickier than it looks. And obviously finding a steady is out . . . no matter how good Oliver (Jeremy's cousin) smells. But with the help of her sister, she'll get it done. Somehow. Lindsey Leavitt perfectly pairs heartfelt family moments, laugh-out-loud humor, and a little bit of romance in this delightful contemporary novel. (March 26; Bloomsbury)

New Books from Popular Series and Authors

REQUIEM (Delirium), by Lauren Oliver (March 5; HarperCollins)

CODE (Virals), by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs (March 12; Putnam Juvenile)

FOX FOREVER (Jenna Fox Chronicles), by Mary E. Pearson (March; Henry Holt and Co.)

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS (Infernal Devices), by Cassandra Clare (March 19; Margaret K. McElderry)

SHADOW ON THE SUN, by David Macinnis Gill (March 26; Greenwillow Books)

FROZEN, a new series by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston (March 12; Putnam Juvenile)

Rosemary Clement-Moore writes Young Adult books because she loves to read them. Visit her webpage or blog to find out more about her award winning Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil series, and her gothic romance, THE SPLENDOR FALLS (now in paperback) and her latest: TEXAS GOTHIC.

 

 

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