Tag Archives: romance

New Titles for Summer!

wayfaringstranger

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke, coming July 2014
Sixteen-year-old Weldon Holland has a chance encounter with outlaws Bonnie & Clyde during the Great Depression that sets the stage for dramatic events a decade down the road. From the trenches of WWII to the Texas-Louisiana oil fields, Burke takes readers on a wild ride.

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Blind Date by Melody Carlson, coming June 2014
The girls of the dating game are at it again, trying to find blind dates for the masquerade ball. But is it all a hoax? And will their friendships survive?

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For All Time by Jude Deveraux, coming July 2014
Deveraux returns to Nantucket for the next generation of weddings in this epic romance involving noble twins and the search for true love.

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Fast Track by Julie Garwood, coming July 2014
Raised by her father from a young age, Cordelia Kane is shocked to learn her mother is alive. When she asks a good friend and longtime crush to help her search for answers, Kane gets pulled into a sizzling romance and a dangerous liaison with a corrupt congressman.

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Cold, Cold Heart by Tami Hoag, coming August 2014
Kidnapped by a notorious serial killer, Dana Nolan escaped and is trying to move on with her life but symptoms of PTSD are wreaking havoc with her personal life and career. A return to her hometown provides more questions than answers – was anything she believed real?

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Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance, coming July 2014
Sheriff Joanna has two cases in two areas of the country that may just be connected. How can she tie together a dying hoarder in Massachusetts and a man found dead in a limestone pit in the Southwest.

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Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen, coming July 2014
A controversial surgery gave Kendra Michaels sight after she had developed her other senses to amazing capacities. Now, she’s the only one to realize that an apparent traffic accident is really a murder. As she works to solve the mystery, the body count increases and her detective work attracts an unwanted following.

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Raina’s Choice by Gilbert Morris, coming June 2014
Raina Vernay is trying to escape an abusive situation and thinks the stranger in town, Ty Kinkaid may be the answer. Morris takes his characters on a rollicking Western adventure in the latest book in the Western Justice series.

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Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson, coming July 2014
The final installment in a trilogy, Eden in Winter concludes the story from Fall from Grace and Loss of Innocence. Two months after his father’s suspicious death on Martha’s Vineyard, Adam Blaine is trying to stitch his life back together and protect his family. Patterson’s latest novel brings a complex family drama to life.

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Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson, coming June 2014
Alice Chesterfield has survived a vicious attack, but the memories and fear still haunt her. Alice thinks Texas may be her peaceful sanctuary, but long buried family secrets force her to turn to God for comfort.

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Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons, coming July 2014
They met every August for years, renting a different beach house each time, but one of the four “girls” died tragically, they drift apart. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they head back to the beach for a revealing and emotional vacation.

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Perfect Life by Danielle Steel, coming July 2014
Blaise McCarthy is an icon in television news, a strict disciplinarian who seems to have the perfect life. A perfect life, that is, until her blind daughter comes home after her boarding school closed. Now everything is upside down, can Blaise and her daughter reestablish a relationship?

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Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods, coming July 2014
Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat world of politics in the newest thriller from bestselling author Stuart Woods. At the biggest political convention of the year can Barrington find a desirable outcome?

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Latest Bestseller Club Holds

first dateFirst Date by Melody Carlson [Oct 2013]
Five high school friends start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game), to get dates for Homecoming. The things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.

command authorityCommand Authority by Tom Clancy [Dec 2013]
There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

cellCell by Robin Cook [Jan 2014]
The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating. It is called iDoc, and beta tests are resulting in dead patients. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up?

mirageMirage by Clive Cussler [Nov 2013]
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax–but now there is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

hazardous dutyHazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin [Dec 2013]
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has a bright idea–put Colonel Charley Castillo and his men on the case. It’s sure to be hazardous duty.

death tradeThe Death Trade by Jack Higgins [Dec 2013]
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can’t stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon think there might be a way to pull off an escape.

bull riverRobert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott [Jan 2014]
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle. When a robbery suspect is found severely beaten it’s a murderer they’ve hunted down who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of Saint Louis’s most prominent millionaire in a story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

innocenceInnocence by Dean Koontz [Dec 2013]
Something more than chance brings together an exile from society and a fugitive in a world whose hour of reckoning is approaching.

river roadRiver Road by Jayne Ann Krentz [Jan 2014]
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while her old friend Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother. Mason saved Lucy once and he’ll save her again, but this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

bourne retributionRobert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader [Dec 2013]
Jason Bourne is after the man who ordered the murder of Rebeka. As he plans on avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .

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Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin [Jan 2014]
Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.

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Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels [Dec 2013]
With a popular comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash and she realizes how little she actually knew about their lives.

secret santaSecret Santa by Fern Michaels [Oct 2013]
A compilation of Christmas stories, by Fern Michaels and three others.

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Sabrina’s Man by Gilbert Morris [Dec 2013]
Sabrina’s pampered life comes to a screeching halt when a vile conman steals away her younger sister. When her daddy’s money can’t buy justice, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands on a wild west adventure.

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Private L.A. by James Patterson [Feb 2014]
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. But as Jack uncovers clues, the Golden Couple starts to look a little tarnished.

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All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson [Jan 2014]
Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father’s medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after he loses an affluent patient. As the two families intertwine, more and more secrets are revealed.

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Hunted by Karen Robards [Dec 2013]
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, but this time, the hostages include her boss and the mayor. And the hostage taker is an extremely dangerous former co-worker.

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Dark Witch by Nora Roberts [Nov 2013]
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. She finds solace in the land of Ireland, but an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope alive.

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Standup Guy by Stuart Woods [Jan 2014]
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case.

Bestsellers Coming Soon

hunting eve

Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen, coming July 2013
Eve Duncan battles the man who is holding her prisoner, while secrets about why she has been targeted come to light, bringing her even closer to danger. With its cliffhanger ending, Hunting Eve sets up the finale, Silencing Eve.

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Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke, coming July 2013
Sherriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux’s vacation in Montana’s Big Sky country takes a turn. Could a convicted sadist and serial killer, thought to be dead after a his prison transport van crashed, be loose on the streets of Montana? Light of the World pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.

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Bombshell by Catherine Coulter, coming July 2013
FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith gets a call that Delsey, his sister, was found naked, unconscious, and covered with blood after a wild party. Meanwhile, back in D.C., Savich has other problems to deal with. Will Griffin be able to solve these mysteries before it’s too late?

true love

True Love by Jude Deveraux, coming July 2013
Alix Madsen inherits the use of charming Kingsley House for a year, and is assigned the task of solving a 200 year old mystery disappearance. At the same time, she must deal with architect Jared Montgomery, with secrets of his own.

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Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton, coming July 2013
Anita Blake used to consider zombies merely off-putting, never dangerous. But that’s all changed. These new creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them.

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Merry Christmas, Cowboy by Janet Dailey, coming June 2013
Keeping up with her annual tradition, author Janet Dailey creates a Colorado Christmas to remember.

Classified
Classified by Fern Michaels, coming May 2013
Find out about what’s happening in Toots Loudenberry’s life and at her bakery in the latest book in The Godmothers Series.

lemon orchard
The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice, coming July 2013

Recently added to our BESTSELLER Club, author Luanne Rice tells the romantic tale of two strangers whose paths cross in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu.

Coming Soon to the Scott County Library System

 wonderland Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins (May 2013)Spenser’s long-time friend Henry Cimoli is asking for a favor. A developer is trying to buy the boxing trainer’s condo on the beach, but not everything is as it seems. (Note to SCLS patrons – Parker passed away in 2008 but his legacy continues with guest writers. They are all shelved under Parker).
 homeattrail's end  Home at Trail’s End by Melody Carlson (June 2013) – Elizabeth Martin and her two children have finally reach the Oregon Country, but the wagon scout who captured her heart has chosen to stay on the trail. Can Elizabeth settle into the new community without Eli?
 piratealley  Pirate Alley by Stephen Coonts (May 2013) – Grafton and Carmellini are back with the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas – this time a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates.
 zerohour  Zero Hour by Clive Cussler (May 2013) – No one has ever found a way to tap into the state of energy called “zero point” until one scientists discovers a way. The breakthrough, however, comes with a high cost. Can NUMA find the dangerous machines before it’s too late?
 stepoffaith  Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans (May 2013) – Following the Road to Grace, Alan Christoffersen faces a life-changing crisis that leaves him a broken man. But now his healing journey is in jeopardy.
 flyaway  Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (April 2013) – 30 years ago Tully and Kate met in Firefly Lane – now the story continues.
 takingeve  Taking Eve by Iris Johansen (April 2013) – Eve Duncan is trying to provide answers for Jim Doane, a man whose 25-year-old soon is missing. But Doane has a dark past, so he bypasses the police, putting Duncan in danger.
 deeplyodd  Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (May 2013) – How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet doesn’t happen? Is Odd Thomas up to the challenge?
 blossomsisters  Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels (April 2013) – One man loses everything, only to find the freedom to find a whole new life. But can he find forgiveness with his family?
 midnightatmarblearch  Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry (April 2013) – A new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure beneath the surface of wealthy Victorian society into a world of fear and intimidation.
 quarrymansbride  Quarryman’s Bride by Tracie Peterson (June 2013) – Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together, until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne’s younger sisters. Since family tradition mandates that the youngest sister stay single to take care of the parents, Emmalyne and Tavin are separated. But years later, they meet again. Can God heal a wound so old?
 silkenprey  Silken Prey by John Sandford (May 2013) – A Minnesota political fixer has been hired to take down the incumbent U.S. Senator with a smear campaign, but when he tries to blackmail his employers for more money, he runs into Lucas Davenport.

 

Three Authors in One

Did you know that Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle are the same author? One woman writes under those three different names. According to her official website she does it so, “readers always know which of my three worlds they will be entering when they pick up one of my books.”

Jayne Ann Krentz is her married name and is reserved for her contemporary romantic suspense.

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym used for historical romantic suspense. Quick’s newest work, the Mystery Woman, is coming in April 2013.

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Jayne Castle is her birth name that she uses for futuristic/paranormal romantic suspense.

Krentz/Quick/Castle has also written non-fiction works on the impact of the romance genre. Before writing full-time, Krentz worked as a librarian, but her libraries probably didn’t carry too many romances. She was a part of the academic and corporate library world.

Jayne on romance: “The romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story. These are books that celebrate women’s heroic virtues and values: courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love.”

Books from Your Favorite Authors – Coming Soon!

 NO IMAGE AVAILABLE  the Hit by David Baldacci – Will Robie is the man the government calls when they need someone eliminated. No one except the talented hit-woman Jessica Reel can match his skills – and she’s gone rogue. Can Robie catch her in time? Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 inferno  Inferno by Dan Brown – Harvard professor Robert Langdon is back, looking into the mysteries of Dante’s Inferno. Join Dan Brown in a landscape of classic art, symbols and futuristic science in his latest thriller. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 hopeofspring  Hope of Spring by Wanda Brunstetter – Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives in the latest from Brunstetter’s Lancaster County saga. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 pieces of summer  Pieces of Summer by Wandra Brunstetter – Continue following the story of Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus in Brunstetter’s latest Amish release. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 revelationinautumn  Revelation in Autumn by Wanda Brunstetter – Brunstetter is publishing one story of Meredith and Luke Stotlzfus a month – together they form the Lancaster County saga. Coming to the Scott County Library System June 2013.
 daddysgoneahunting  Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark – A dark secret from a family’s past threatens the lives of two sisters. When the family business literally explodes, one of them will become a suspect. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 untitled Untitled by Vince Flynn – A collaboration from Vince Flynn and Brian Haig about a New York City anti-terror operation. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 deadeverafter  Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris – the final Sookie Stackhouse novel will reveal secrets from the town of Bon Temps – secrets that just may destroy a girl’s heart. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 startingnow  Starting Now by Debbie Macomber -Libby Morgan has spent her whole life dedicated to her career at the expense of family, friends and everything else. So when her boss calls her in and tells her she’s fired – she has to start completely from scratch. Can the yarn shop on Blossom Street help Libby turn her life around? Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 12thofnever  12th of Never by James Patterson – Detective Lindsey Boxer had her baby just one week ago and she’s already back on the job – trying to solve the two biggest cases of her career. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
mysterywoman  Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick – Beatrice Lockwood’s past has come back to haunt her as she is now the suspect in a blackmail case, but as the investigator looks into it he enlists her help to catch the real culprit and sparks fly between them. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 whiskeybeach  Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts – For more than 300 years Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach guarding its shores – and its secrets. But when Eli Landon is accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife, the house becomes his sanctuary. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 unintendedconsequences  Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington travels to Europe and finds intrigue and mystery in a new puzzle involving billionaires and spies. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 striker  Striker by Clive Cussler (Large Print) – the 6th Isaac Bell adventure is coming March 2013 in Large Print!
 Calculated in Death  Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb (Large Print) – the 37th Eve Dallas thriller is coming March 2013 in Large Print!

Inspirational Fiction Coming in the Feb/March (Plus a Few Other Titles)

 silence Silence of Winter by Wanda Brunstetter – Brunstetter is releasing 6 consecutive novels every month in her Lancaster County Saga. The saga begins with Goodbye to Yesterday (coming February 2013). Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 dream  Dream for Tomorrow by Melody Carlson continues the Martin family’s adventures as they journey the Oregon trail. Perilous mountain and river crossings bring out the best and worst of the travelers as they make their way West. Coming to the Scott County Library System February 2013.
 guardian  Guardian by Beverly Lewis – From one of the authors who started the Amish-fiction craze comes a story of a missing child who is found by a Pennsylvania schoolteacher. Will the cloistered Old Order Amish community nearby have answers about the child’s past? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 rosasland  Rosa’s Land by Gilbert Morris – Lafayette Riordan longs to become a Wild West marshal. But his pampered upbringing has left him unprepared for the tough life on the frontier. Will he find his courage? Coming to the Scott County Library System February 2013.
 icecutter  Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson – Merrill Krause wants nothing more than a family of her own but she is bound to her father and brothers by a deathbed promise. As Merrill helps take care of the family business of icecutting in the brutal Minnesota winter, will her own dreams come true? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 whenjesuswept  When Jesus Wept by Bodie & Brock Thoene – A new series called the Jerusalem Chronicles takes readers through a fictional account of Jesus’ life and times. Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 sixyears  Six Years by Harlan Coben – Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched the love of his life marry another man. But when that other man dies, Jake can’t keep himself away from the funeral. The grieving widow, however, is not the woman he has pined over – and no one seems to remember her! Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 striker  Striker by Clive Cussler  – Detective Isaac Bell returns only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective agency with an urgent message for his boss regarding radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines. Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 nightmoves  Night Moves by Randy Wayne White – The twentieth Doc Ford novel brings out buried secrets from Ford and his friend Tomlinson’s past. Can they survive an assassination attempt? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 moonlight  Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux – The third book in the Edilean trilogy chronically the lives of three college friends. Coming to the Scott County Library System January 2013