The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger by Victoria AlexanderWhat it's about: Left penniless by her spendthrift husband, widow Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe accepts a job escorting wealthy tourists to Venice, which will allow her to search for a missing painting (It's a long story!). Complications soon arise in the form of one Dante Augustus Montague.
You might also like: Fans of Deanna Raybourn's Veronica Speedwell books may appreciate the mystery, exotic setting, and flirting-and-fighting leads in this humorous, mildly sensual 2nd volume of the Victorian-set Lady Travelers Guide series.
The Duke of Her Desire by Sophie BarnesWhat it's about: Tasked with chaperoning his best friend's sisters, Thomas Heathmore, Duke of Coventry, can't keep his eyes off Lady Amelia...which is how he discovers that she's been sneaking around the slums of St. Giles after dark.
Why you might like it: The Duke of Her Desire pairs a proper English gentleman and an unconventional debutante with a social conscience.
Series alert: This sequel to A Most Unlikely Duke is the 2nd book in the Diamonds in the Rough series, which stars three working-class siblings whose lives change forever when one inherits a title.
The Wicked Vampire by Kate BaxterStarring: Vampire Sasha Ivanov, who takes a walk on the wild side with berserker Ewan Brún, whose people nearly wiped out hers in a supernatural war.
What it is: (Im)mortal enemies discover they're fated to be mated in this steamy 6th novel in the Last True Vampire series.
For fans of: the steamy star-crossed supernatural lovers of Kresley Cole's Immortals after Dark series or the high-stakes, hot-and-heavy pairings in Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed books.
Heart on Fire by Amanda BouchetWhat it's about: Aided by her soul mate Griffin, Catalia "Cat" Fisa must learn to wield her supernatural powers, confront her evil mother, and unite the three realms of war-torn Thalyria.
Reviewers say: In a starred review, Booklist praises this concluding volume of the Kingmaker Chronicles for its "breathtaking romance, riveting action, mythology, and high-stakes political games."
Where to start: Given the series' intricate plot and in-depth world-building, newcomers should start at the beginning with A Promise of Fire.
Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah MorganWhat it's about: Just days after making a pledge to take more risks, painfully shy Harriet Knight has become the live-in dog sitter of hot ER doctor Ethan Black. But is she brave enough to act on her feelings?
Why you might like it: This 6th book in the From Manhattan with Love series features likable leads and a sweet holiday romance set in New York City.
Look for: cameos by Harriet's siblings, who found love in previous series installments New York, Actually and Holiday in the Hamptons.
Thursday, March 29 @ 7 pm
Join us for an evening with bestselling author LISA GENOVA, interviewed by Nancy Runstedler.
Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by the human spirit and neuroscience. Armed with a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard, she has written four bestselling novels, including Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, and Inside the O’Briens.
Copies of Ms. Genova’s book available for purchase.
As events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.
Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly BowenStarring: Gambler Lady Angelique Archer, whose aptitude for numbers attract the notice of Alexander Lavoie, the handsome casino owner who offers her a job.
Read it for: an intelligent and resourceful heroine and a hero who admires her as much for her brains as for her beauty.
Try this next: With its gaming den setting, this 3rd in the Season of Scandal series is a good bet for fans of Sarah MacLean's Rules of Scoundrels books, particularly One Good Earl Deserves Another.
The duke can go to the devil
by Erin Knightley
What it's about: After the death of her mother, May is sent halfway around the world to England where she, forced to live with her stodgy aunt, longs to leave this country—and the infuriating, yet wickedly handsome, Duke of Radcliffe, whose whole life revolves around his duties
Why you might like it: “Will delight Regency fans looking to escape London’s stuffy ballrooms…supremely gratifying.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Don't miss out: This is the third book from Erin Knightley's Prelude to a Kiss series. Be sure to check out the others.
Devil in Spring by Lisa KleypasWhat it's about: To save her reputation after she's caught in a compromising position, Lady Pandora Ravenel must wed notorious rake Gabriel Challon, Lord St. Vincent.
Why you might like it: In this often humorous (but still steamy) marriage-of-convenience story, a headstrong heroine unwittingly reforms the rogue who adores her exactly the way she is.
Crossover alert: Gabriel is the son of Evie and Sebastian from Devil in Winter, part of author Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series.
The Devil of Clan Sinclair by Karen RanneyWhat it's about: Virginia Traylor, Countess of Barrett, needs a baby if she doesn't want to end up homeless and destitute. Alas, she's just buried her husband. If only she could convince her former lover, Macrath Sinclair, to impregnate her...
Why you might like it: This 1st book in the Clan Sinclair trilogy offers its sympathetic protagonists a second chance at love.
Try this next: Readers who enjoy "must bear an heir" plots may be interested in Cecilia Grant's Regency set A Lady Awakened, while fans of steamy Victorian romances set in Scotland may like Jennifer Ashley's Highland Pleasures series.
Devil's Moon by Amanda ScottWhat it's about: After her twin, the laird, dies in battle, Lady Robina "Robby" Gledstanes takes charge of Coklaw Castle. Capable Robby doesn't need any help from Sir David "Devil" Ormiston...or so she thinks.
Why you might like it: Set during the Anglo-Scottish wars, this 2nd Border Nights novel entertains and informs with a blend of steamy romance and well-researched historical detail.
For fans of: Hannah Howell's Highland Romances or Mary Wine's Sutherland series.
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