Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TWO NEW RELEASES YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!!


I’m very excited that two of my favorite authors have releases this week.

Shana Galen’s historical romance WHEN YOU GIVE A DUKE A DIAMOND,  the first in her new Jewels of the Ton series. Shana’s books are always face-paced and original, and her characters never fail to be compelling. I also find her subtle wit especially entertaining. Can’t wait to read this one. Here’s the cover blurb:

HE HAD A PERFECTLY ORDERLY LIFE...
William, the sixth Duke of Pelham, enjoys his punctual. securely structured life. Orderly and predictable—that's the way he likes it. But he's in the public eye, and the scandal sheets will make up anything to sell papers. When the gossips link him to Juliette, one of the most beautiful and celebrated courtesans in London, chaos doesn't begin to describe what happens next...

UNTIL SHE CAME ALONG...
Juliette is nicknamed the Duchess of Dalliance, and has the cream of the nobility at her beck and call. It's seriously disruptive to have the duke who's the biggest catch on the Marriage Mart scaring her other suitors away. Then she discovers William's darkest secret and decides what he needs in his life is the kind of excitement only she can provide...

 

The second book is RELENTLESS PROTECTOR by master of romantic suspense, Colleen Thompson.  Colleen’s books take the writing advice “Torture your hero early and often” to a whole new level. Her books always keep me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Here’s the blurb:

Former army ranger Cole Sawyer reacts on instinct when he sees beautiful young widow Lisa Meador pull a gun at the bank. He foils the robbery, but when Lisa screams as the real robbers take off with her son, he realizes that things aren't what they seem. Driven by a painful secret, Cole makes the split-second decision to join forces with Lisa and trail the criminals across Texas.

Haunted by his failure to save Lisa's husband in Afghanistan, Cole is determined to help her rescue her son. But he's even more determined not to give in to his growing attraction to her. As they untangle clues and face the potentially devastating loss of their quarry, they soon realize that the kidnappers' motives run deeper—and darker—than they ever expected.…

Both of these authors will be signing at West Houston RWA this Saturday and Katy Budget Books is throwing a huge release party for Shana's new series! 

Can't wait to dive into these stories! Are there any new releases you want to recommend? 

 


9 comments:

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Lark,
I look forward to the West Houston RWA meeting this coming Saturday--and the chance to buy these books. Can't wait!

Colleen Thompson said...

Thank you so much, Lark, for featuring Relentless Protector. And I love Shana's historicals, so I can't wait to grab a copy of When You Give a Duke a Diamond!

See you Saturday!

ShanaGalen said...

Thanks, Lark! Colleen and I are frequent release buddies. Love her books!

Sarah Andre said...

Looking forward to Shana's booksigning next Monday at Katy Budget Books and hosting Colleen on Kiss and Thrill's blog Tues, Sept 18th!

Happy sales, ladies!

Lark Howard said...

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, Pat!!

Lark Howard said...

Thank you, Colleen, for writing such terrific books!

Lark Howard said...

Can't wait to read When You Give a Duke a Diamond, Shana!

And I'm yearning for the dress on the cover to wear to a masquerade ball we're invited to in October. Wonder if I could get Steve to wear the Duke's ensemble...

You always have such gorgeous covers!

Louise Behiel said...

Ladies, I'm still struggling with the new pictures. Have to look twice to see who are these gorgeous women I'm stalking.

I love Shana's books. Colleen is new to me - I'll have to take a look.

Lark Howard said...

You're too kind, Louise. We just figured it was time to update the pictures.

Do try Colleen's books. You'll love her too. BTW, her suspense backlist (originally published by Dorcester) just went up on Amazon. They're all great but HEAD ON and TRIPLE EXPOSURE are two of my all time favorite romantic suspenses by any author.