Monday, April 4, 2011

New Releases: May 2011

May new releases! I can't wait for most of these books to release. Does it show? ;P

I loved, loved Song of Seduction by Carrie Lofty and now I can't wait to read Portrait of Seduction in May. And what about the next Kate Daniels book, Magic Slays? Now there's a book that I'll read hot off the presses. Let's not forget Nalini Singh's Kiss of Snow... I mean, it's Hawke and Sienna, finally! So yeah... I can't wait for May releases.

Additionally, I just read a book by Emma Wildes that I really enjoyed, so I went looking for more books by this author and One Whisper Away was right there as a new release. And... well... how can I not read Julia Quinn's Just Like Heaven when it's all about one of the infamous Smythe-Smith sisters? After having all those characters in her previous books sit through those horrific musicales given by these sisters, I must find out more about them.

Portrait of Seduction by Carrie Lofty
Releases: May 2, 2011
Austria, 1805

Greta Zwieg forges masterpieces. With her copies on their walls and the original paintings safely hidden, the noble families of Austria can rest assured their treasures will survive Napoleon's advances. But now Greta’s uncle is changing the rules, selling her counterfeits as originals. Greta abhors the deceit. Anxious for her family's safety in a perilous time, she is nevertheless determined to put things right.

Oliver Doerger is living a lie of his own. Acting as valet for his aristocratic half brother, Oliver thwarts an attempt on Greta's life and is overwhelmed by the forbidden passion that flares between them. Although he's not truly a servant, he is a bastard and a spy--certainly no match for a woman of such exquisite quality.

Though both fear discovery, they cannot resist each other. When the truth comes out, and the city falls into chaos, Greta and Oliver will be forced to choose: love or duty?

One Whisper Away by Emma Wildes
Releases: May 3, 2011
Lady Cecily Francis is resigned to become the wife of Lord Drury, the man she suspects her sister is pining for. But upon her first scandalous encounter with the exotic Earl of Augustine-the American whom everyone is whispering about- Cecily is intrigued by the possibility of a more exciting life. If only she could contrive some way to marry the unconventional earl instead....

Around town he's known as Earl Savage. Although he inherited his title legitimately-and, with it, responsibility for his three half sisters-Augustine is half American and part Iroquois. He can't wait to settle his father's estate, marry his sisters off, and return to his native soil. Until charming Lady Cecily has him considering a prolonged stay in England...

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
Releases: May 31, 2011
Kate Daniels has quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but starting her own business isn't easy when the Order starts disparaging her good name. And being the mate of the Beast Lord doesn't bring in the customers, either. So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead asks for help with a vampire, Kate jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, this is one case where Kate should have looked before she leapt.

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
Releases: May 31, 2011
Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules-and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight...

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.

Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
Releases: May 31st
Honoria Smythe-Smith, the youngest daughter of the eldest son of the Earl of Winstead, plays the violin in the annual musicale performed by the Smythe-Smith quartet. She's well aware that they are dreadful. In fact, she freely admits (to her cousins) that she is probably the worst of the bunch. But she's the sort who figures that nothing good will come of being mortified, so she puts on a good show and laughs about it. Marcus Holroyd is the best friend of Honoria's brother David, who lives in exile out of the country. He's promised to watch out for Honoria and takes his responsibility very seriously. But he has his work cut out for him when Honoria sets off for Cambridge determined to marry by the end of the season. She's got her eye on the only unmarried Bridgerton, who's a bit wet behind the ears. When her advances are spurned, can Marcus swoop in and steal her heart in time for the musicale?

So, what books are looking forward to reading in May?


  1. Dang, I need to catch up and get Song of Seduction read. And then it would be fun to go re-read some Bridgerton books to get ready for the Smythe-Smith sister. What fun! Oh, and a new Psy-Changling book. Such goodness ahead.

  2. I like your blog. Great Article....Daniel

  3. Oh! Just Like Heaven! I had totally forgotten about it!
    Thanks for reminding me!

  4. Ohhh, Hils! Isn't May just a great month?!? LOL. The only books you're missing are Warcry by Elizabeth Vaughan and the new Rick Riordan :)

    As for the Wildes and Quinn, I'm going to try to wait for RWA. Try. LOL.

  5. So, what books are looking forward to reading in May?

    I have no idea. LOL. I need to look. The new Carrie Lofty is going to be a must have. Oooooh, and Kris Kennedy's new medieval (Defiant) comes out the end of April. That one too.

  6. Phyl! Song of Seduction! There's a book I recommend and think you might enjoy too. And lol!, I couldn't pass up reading about the Smythe-Smith sisters. :)

    Thanks Daniel. :)

    Alex, I almost missed it too. I'm so glad you're going to catch it in time.

    Nath, I'm panting for the May books, and that includes the new Riordan. That one is going on my side bar. :D I'm NOT missing it. I'll take a look at Warcry.

    Wendy, lol! I know... but I've been waiting for some of these books for over a year and still have to wait a month for them. Couldn't wait to get them up there! The new Carrie Lofty became a must read for me as soon as I read Song of Seduction. I haven't read Kennedy's medievals, but will also take a look at those. Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. I'm not sure I want to think about May yet, I've still got January, February and March releases to read. LOL

    But, in addition to the ones you mentioned I want to read Pamela Clare's Breaking Point, out May 3. It's part of her I-Team romantic suspense series.

  8. Leslie, lol! I don't blame you... I've been lucky in that I'm almost caught up in reading the books I wanted to read for those months.... ALMOST. *g*

    I forgot about Pamela Clare! I wasn't too hot on her last book, but I will definitely read the new one. Thanks for reminding me. :)

  9. Hawke & Sienna. I cannot wait.

    But oh crap! I'd better hurry!!! I'm at least three books behind!!! ACK!!!!!

    Wait. When does Phyl's book come out?

  10. Christine, Hawke and Sienna! Skip a book read the latest and get to Hawke and Sienna! LOL!

    Phyl's book is out now! I'm reading it at this very moment. :D

  11. Can't wait for KoS and Magic Slays! May 31 cannot come soon enough :)

  12. Mariana, I know, I know, I KNOW! :D Once a year, Nalini and Andrews do it... sigh. The books are usually worth waiting for... thank goodness!

  13. I so want to read Magic Slays. Oh, and Julia Spencer-Fleming's One Was A Soldier!

    And...I think I must be the only reader on the planet that does not want to read Kiss of Snow :(

  14. Orannia, of course YES to Magic Slays! I still have the second book to the Spencer-Fleming series in my TBR and am taking the slow road to that series, but will read One Was a Soldier eventually. :D

    And what's this? No Kiss of Snow for you? I'm surprised. I wasn't one of those pushing for this story to be told before its time came, but I'm happy it's finally here. :)

  15. April and May always have hot releases. I'm also anxious for the Andrews, Singh, and Quinn. They're auto buy authors but I also look forward to their books! I might also pick up Breaking Point by Pamela Clare but that's iffy because I didn't even (couldn't get into) read the book before that. And I have one more book that I'm looking forward to, it's The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane and it's the first book in her Forensic Instincts series. Go May! Lol

  16. Tabitha, I just love April and May for their great new releases too. I didn't love the last Clare release, but will still read Breaking Point since I've enjoyed her books in the past. I'm hoping this will be one of them. Thanks for the Kane title, I'll check it out!


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