New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

August 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All of me

August 28, 2015
Moran, Kelly (Romance novelist), author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2015.
289 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from the author's Return to me (pages 279-289).

Seeking Persephone : a novel

August 28, 2015
Eden, Sarah M., author.
American Fork, Utah : Covenant Communications, [2011]
280 pages ; 23 cm.
Lodged deep in a thick forest infested with wild dogs, the Duke of Kielder's castle is as cold and forbidding as the Duke himself, a man with terrible scars on his body and his soul. But the Duke's steely determination to protect his heart at all costs is challenged by his growing attachment to his lovely and gentle bride--Persephone Lancaster.

Istorii︠a︡ strannoĭ li︠u︡bvi : roman

August 28, 2015
|6880-01 Raĭt, Larisa, author.
|6880-03 Moskva : ĖKSMO, 2015.
378 pages ; 21 cm.

El pajaro espino

August 28, 2015
McCullough, Colleen, 1937-2015.
Barcelona : Ediciones B, 2014.
703 pages ; 20 cm.
En esta inolvidable novela, McCullough narra una historia que comienza en 1915 y está llena de sueños, secretos, pasiones oscuras y amor prohibido en el interior de Australia. En ella asistimos a la gesta de tres generaciones de la familia Cleary, pero sobre todo, somos testigos de la relación sentimental de Meggie con el sacerdote Ralph de Bricassart, un párroco cuya ambición lo lleva a formar parte de los círculos influyentes del Vaticano. Una historia de amor conmovedora, una apasionante lucha entre el deseo y el deber, la vocación y la pasión, pero también una celebración de la individualidad y el espíritu.

Even vampires get the blues

August 27, 2015
Hill, Sandra (Fiction writer), author.
©2015
372 pages ; 18 cm
"A deadly angels book"--Cover.
The fact that vampire angel Harek Sigurdsson was a Norseman in his mortal life doesn't make thawing out after exile in Siberia any easier. But things heat up when his search for evil Lucipires connects him with Camille Dumaine, a human who thrums with sensual energy that can mean only one thing: she's the mate Harek's been seeking for centuries.

Sorcerer to the crown

August 27, 2015
Cho, Zen, author.
New York : ACE Books, 2015.
371 pages ; 24 cm.
"In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite... The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty's lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman--a freed slave who doesn't even have a familiar--as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England's once profuse stores of magic to slowly bleed dry. At least they haven't stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man's profession... At his wit's end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England's magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain--and the world at large.."-- Provided by publisher.

Undercover : a novel

August 25, 2015
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2015
320 pages ; 25 cm
Marshall Everett has traveled a twisting, perilous road from the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris. As an undercover DEA agent, Marshall penetrated a powerful cartel and became the trusted right-hand man of a ruthless drug lord. The price he paid was devastating, costing him everything--and everyone--he loved. Back in the U.S., on temporary assignment to the Secret Service, on the presidential detail, Marshall performs an act of heroism that changes his course forever. Arian Gregory has her whole future ahead of her, with an exciting life in Manhattan and a coveted job at an online fashion magazine. But when her father, recently widowed, is appointed U.S. ambassador to Argentina, she reluctantly agrees to accompany him to Buenos Aires. Then an unthinkable act of violence shatters her world.

Sustained

August 25, 2015
Chase, Emma.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
xi, 267 pages ; 21 cm.

Ransom Canyon

August 25, 2015
Thomas, Jodi, author.
©2015
268 pages ; 25 cm
"Rancher Staten Kirkland, the last descendant of Ransom Canyon's founding father, is rugged and practical to the last. No one knows that when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, he runs to lovely, reclusive Quinn O'Grady, or that she has her own secret that no one living knows. Young Lucas Reyes has his eye on the prize--college, and the chance to become something more than a ranch hand's son. But one night, one wrong decision, will set his life on a course even he hadn't imagined. Yancy Grey is running hard from his troubled past. He doesn't plan to stick around Ransom Canyon, just long enough to learn the town's weaknesses and how to use them for personal gain. Only Yancy, a common criminal since he was old enough to reach a car's pedals, isn't prepared for what he encounters" -- provided by publisher.

You're the Earl that I want

August 25, 2015
Bowen, Kelly, author.
New York, NY : Forever, 2015.
365 pages ; 18 cm.
"The Lords of Worth"--P. [4] of cover.
For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown.

Every last breath

August 25, 2015
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
394 pages ; 21 cm.
Half-demon, half-gargoyle Layla faces tough choices as she must decide between light and dark while she battles a powerful demon in order to protect her friend Sam from a fate worse than death.

Christmas in July

August 25, 2015
Mason, Debbie (Novelist), author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
402 pages ; 18 cm.
Grace Flaherty had given up hope of ever seeing her husband again. After all, it'd been over a year since he went missing in combat. So when he strides through the door of her bakery in downtown Christmas one sunny afternoon, she can hardly believe her eyes. But her happily-ever-after is going to take some effort - because Jack has no memory of his family. All Jack Flaherty remembers about Christmas is that he couldn't wait to leave town. Now he's a local hero with a wife and son he doesn't know. Even as he struggles to rekindle the romance with his wife, he knows in his heart what he wants: a second chance at love.

Visions of skyfire : an awakening novel

August 25, 2015
Hastings, Regan.
New York : Signet Eclipse, 2011.
367 p. ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpt from: Visions of chains (p. [361]-367).
"Signet Eclipse paranormal romance"--Spine.
Unprepared for her power and her attraction to Rune, her Eternal protector and destined mate, witch Teresa Santiago must save the world from the forces of darkness while saving them both from being imprisoned by the government.

A little in love

August 24, 2015
Fletcher, Susan, 1979- author.
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2015.
277 pages ; 22 cm
"Based on the original classic novel by Victor Hugo."
Eponine, the street girl from Les Misérables, tells the story of her life and her unrequited love for Marius, which ultimately leads to her death on the barricades during the short-lived rebellion of June 1832.

Not always a saint

August 24, 2015
Putney, Mary Jo.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
342 pages ; 18 cm.
"After the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards. Most men would be thrilled to learn they've inherited a title and estate from a distant relative, but Daniel is appalled because the burden of wealth will interfere with his medical calling. Warily he accepts that he must enter society and seek a wife--a sensible woman who can oversee his properties, leaving him free to continue his work. He does not expect to become intoxicated by a woman called the Black Widow, who is as mysterious as she is shockingly beautiful... Jessie Kelham's looks have always been a curse. Now alone with a young daughter and a perilous secret, she is in need of protection. But dangerously attractive Daniel Herbert is not the kind of husband she has in mind. If he recognizes her, the demons of her past will surely erupt. Yet they cannot keep apart--and soon they are drawn into a union that may bring joy--or shattering danger..."-- From Amazon.com.

Best kept secrets

August 24, 2015
Ellis, Shelly, author.
©2015
viii, 341 pages ; 21 cm
"A Chesterton scandal novel"--Cover.
Evan Murdoch is being pushed to the edge. In addition to dealing with the fall-out from his father's shady business dealings, his alcoholic wife, Charisse, is having an affair with Evan's half-brother. So when his former best friend, Leila, returns to Chesterton, he has a shockingly indecent proposal for her.

Date with a rockstar

August 24, 2015
Gagnon, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Spencer Hill Contemporary, 2015.
263 pages ; 21 cm
"Monet isn't just another lust-struck teenager trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane--she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness. Monet has Fluxem, a contagious disease that’s spread through saliva. It's completely curable if you have enough money, which she and her single mother don’t. Now that she's on the show, Monet has to work harder to keep her Fluxem hidden. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. She doesn’t even care about the love part; the prize alone will change her life. But the real Jeremy Bane is nothing like she imagined. Monet finds herself fighting against feelings that make her want to give in to her attraction and Jeremy’s attempts for a kiss. The further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him--and when the producers turn the tables and start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears her secret will be revealed before she's ready and ruin everything. The only way to win Jeremy's heart is to tell him the truth, but confessing her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him."--Provided by publisher.

A heart's obsession

August 21, 2015
Coble, Colleen.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
183 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Promises to keep

August 19, 2015
Sex, Nikki, author.
©2013
6, 285 pages ; 23 cm
"As the only ER doctor this side of Fallujah, Iraq, Jack Curren is a very busy man. When he's unable to save the life of his wounded medic, the soldier's dying request is for Jack to personally deliver his wedding ring to Laura, his newlywed bride. He vows to do so the moment he returns home. Jack's been through Hell on earth, while Laura's a feisty, stubborn survivor of her own personal Hell. She's got a mind of her own, and she's no victim--but what is she so afraid of? Despite their growing attraction, there's just one thing the young widow doesn't know about her husband's death: Jack Curren is the one who got him killed."--Back cover.

Her nine month confession

August 18, 2015
Lawrence, Kim.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, 2015.
184 p. ; 17 cm.
The merest glimpse of handsome, sophisticated Benedict Warrender was enough to make wallflower Lily Gray blush. But since a twist of fate allowed her to enter his orbit, it's been the memories of their life-altering night together that make her cheeks burn. One secret that will change everything. When one night leads to pregnancy!

The Greek commands his mistress

August 18, 2015
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
187 pages ; 17 cm.
"I always get what I want...and I want you." Making billions and bedding beautiful women couldn't make Bastien Zikos forget the lustrous dark hair, haunting eyes and outrageous defiance of Delilah Moore. So Bastien has gone to great lengths to ensure that the one--and only--woman to have ever turned him down returns to him. If Delilah wants to save her father's ailing business, she must agree to Bastien's commands: be his mistress, wear his diamonds and wait for him in his bed! But what will this exacting tycoon do when he discovers that his sassy mistress is a virgin?"--Page [4] of cover.

A bride worth millions

August 18, 2015
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
187 pages ; 17 cm.
"A million reasons to say "I do" Athena Howard can't believe she did it. In an outrageously large wedding dress, she climbed out the window and escaped The Wedding of the Year and the fiancé who lied to her. And she fell... ...straight into Luca De Rossi's arms! It must be fate. Luca has just two weeks to marry and meet the terms of his grandmother's will. The cutthroat businessman offers Athena one million pounds to become Mrs. De Rossi in name only, unless the allure of his new wife's purity proves too much for this cynical playboy to resist claiming their wedding night"--Page [4] of cover.

From one night to wife

August 18, 2015
Thomas, Rachael (Romance fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
187 pages : 17 cm.
A souvenir from her Greek affair! Three months ago, journalist Serena James had her heart broken by a man she'll never forget, especially not the fury in his eyes the night they parted. Now she's back in Santorini to tell him that their summer fling had unexpected repercussions. Mogul Nikos Petrakis is on the verge of a deal that will make him even more powerful. He doesn't need any distraction--especially not a sexy redhead whose curves beg to be touched! But now that she's carrying his heir, Nikos is forced to make a decision. It's time to make Serena his wife!

Traded to the desert sheikh

August 18, 2015
Crews, Caitlin, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
185 pages : 17 cm.

Vows of revenge

August 18, 2015
Collins, Dani.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, 2015.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
"Revenge never tasted so sweet. Calm and controlled Melodie Parnell has always wanted to experience insatiable passion. She thinks she's found it in the bed of sinfully attractive Roman Killian. But in the sultry aftermath of their lovemaking, Melodie is catapulted back to reality when Roman reveals his true plans to ruin her! Satisfying the longing in Melodie's entrancing blue eyes was a glitch in Roman's plan. Convinced she'd been sent by his enemy, he intended to simply punish her! Except it seems that Melodie was innocent, and now Roman's plan takes a different turn. Could his vows of revenge become vows of marriage?"--P. [4] of cover.

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