Latest Romance Book Releases – 08-02-2022


9:29AM UPDATE!! HAPPY TUESDAY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! It’s time to get started on today’s big huge list (hopefully, anyway) and I’m hoping for some great blurb jolts. Also if you find any books that should be on this list, let me know.

I’m hungry and craving an omelette, but I’m gonna try the whole intermittent fasting (eat my first meal at noon and last meal no later than 8pm) and this and see how it goes (supposedly it has all sorts of benefits including brain benefits), and hopefully lots of great books finds will keep me busy and my mind off of food until lunch. 😉 LOL! Oh that, and drinking my latest favorite AHA sparkling water (it’s Fuji apple and white tea flavor and has caffeine). They have so many flavors, I can’t wait to try them all. Two I don’t like much, are blueberry and pomegranate and also the raspberry and açaí flavor. Meh.)  😑

P.S. That one up there to the left (Thank You for Listening)? I WENT CRAZY for a past book by this author (My Oxford Year made my Best Of” list for that year – P.S. here’s my review), and she’s considered one of the best audiobook narrators, too. I am totally reading this!

BLURB JOLTS: Mine To Hold (his best friend was sleeping with his girlfriend, and she received a love letter from her fiancé but it was to someone else the day before their wedding…) Long Past Summer (a picture of her and her ex-best friend from their younger days is plastered all over billboards and a magazine cover!) Thank You for Listening (she decides to narrate one last romance book… with HIM!)

Don’t forget to check out:

READER RECOMMENDATIONS & BARGAIN FINDS:

  • Us Against You By Fredrik Backman <— ON SALE!! TASHA J LOVES THIS AUTHOR!

Tasha J: Us Against You …I’m so book overwhelmed! I MUST read that one, especially since I LOVED Beartown and it’s still fresh in my mind.

  • Elect by Rachel Van Dyken <— RACHEL VAN DYKEN SUPER-BARGAIN!

Tricia: I just finished Elect by Rachel Van Dyken. LOVED! Now I’m reading The Wager by her and loving it also.

Henna: I Think My Favourite Mafia Romance Would Have To be The Eagle Elite Series By Rachel Van Dyken; I’m Sorry, I Can’t Pick One Book From The Series They Are All Just Sooo Good! x

Michele G: I started Elite by Rachel Van Dyken last night and am totally hooked!

  • The Silent Fountain: A Novel by Victoria Fox <— SUPER-BARGAIN/TIME TRAVEL/GHOST?? Someone listed it as a thriller lover-triangle gone wrong!! Eeeeep! “…Lucy Whittaker needs to disappear. But her new home, the crumbling Castillo Barbarossa, is far from the secluded paradise it seemed. Strange sounds come from the attic. The owner of the house will never meet her in person. The fountain in the courtyard is silent—but has never run dry. Across the decades, Vivien and Lucy find themselves trapped in the idyllic Italian villa...”
  • One Knight With a Lady <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY!!
  • Checking Out by Nick Spalding <— SUPER-BARGAIN!! He might die at any moment, so he decides to go on a personal journey… but then… “...Nathan falls in love with a charming girl called Alison, which is a really stupid thing to do. Because how can you give your heart to someone when it might be about to stop?…”

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN NEW RELEASES:

  1. Melody of Flame (The Wildsong Series Book 2) by Tricia O’Malley <— FANTASY FAE ROMANCE! “…Torin has never planned to take a wife. As part of the Royal Court of the Fae, he’s neatly escaped the confines of marriage by refusing to allow any woman to get too close. And then there was Sorcha. Fiercely beautiful, mercurial and passionate, Torin shocked himself by claiming her as his own the first night they met. Now, the Fire Fae have staged a revolt…”
  2. Stalk the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy
  3. RaZ (Darverius, House of DaR Book 4) by Jennifer Julie Miller

CONTEMPORARY NEW RELEASES:

  1. Long Past Summer: A Novel by Noué Kirwan <— HER PICTURE JUST LANDED ON THE COVER OF A HIGH PROFILE FASHION MAGAZINE! “…She’s come a long way from the meek teen she was growing up in small town Georgia, but the memory of her adolescence isn’t far—in fact, it’s splashed across a massive billboard in Times Square. An old photograph of Mikaela and her former best friend, Julie, has landed on the cover of a high-profile fashion magazine advertised all over the city. And when Julie files a lawsuit, Mikaela is caught in the middle as defense lawyer for the magazine. Not only will she have to face Julie for the first time in years, Mikaela’s forced to work closely with the photographer in question: the former love of her life–and Julie’s ex-husband…”
  2. Blackmail (Controlling Interest Book 1) by Amelia Wilde
  3. Deception (Natchez Trace Park Rangers Book #4) by Patricia Bradley
  4. The Second First Chance: A Novel by Mona Shroff <— FEMALE FIREFIGHTER SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE! “…Until the devastating house fire that ripped them apart, claiming the life of Dhillon’s father and Riya’s big brother, Samir. Riya and Dhillon have barely spoken since that terrible night, but they both made big decisions based on that fire. Riya has chosen to fight fire with everything she’s got, but it’s not easy. As the only female firefighter and one of the only people of color at her fire hall, she has to prove herself over and over...”
  5. Quarter to Midnight (A New Orleans Novel Book 1) by Karen Rose
  6. Home Port by Maryann Jordan
  7. Building a Future (An Amish Legacy Novel Book 2) by Amy Clipston
  8. Thank You for Listening: A Novel by Julia Whelan <— SHE AGREES TO NARRATE ONE LAST ROMANCE AUDIOBOOK… “…When she arrives in Las Vegas last-minute for a book convention, Sewanee unexpectedly spends a whirlwind night with a charming stranger. On her return home, Sewanee discovers one of the world’s most beloved romance novelists wanted her to perform her last book—with Brock McNight, the industry’s hottest, most secretive voice. Sewanee doesn’t buy what romance novels are selling—not after her own dreams were tragically cut short—and she stopped narrating them years ago. But her admiration of the late author, and the opportunity to get her grandmother more help, makes her decision for her. As Sewanee begins work on the book, resurrecting her old romance pseudonym, she and Brock forge a real connection, hidden behind the comfort of anonymity. Soon, she is dreaming again, but secrets are revealed, and the realities of life come crashing down around her once more…”
  9. Sinful Deed (A Mayet Justice Book Book 2) by Emilia Finn
  10. Daddy’s Searching (ABC Towers Book 4) by Pepper North
  11. Husband Material (London Calling) by Alexis Hall <— M/M ROMANCE!! SO MANY LOVED BOOK #1 (and better if read in order as it follows the same characters) “…In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a hotly contested rainbow balloon arch to get these two from “I don’t know what I’m doing” to “I do”…”
  12. Crossfire (Extreme Measures Book #2) by Lynette Eason
  13. Scorch (Men of Inked: Heatwave Book 10) by Chelle Bliss
  14. Mine To Hold (Southern Weddings Book 2) by Natasha Madison <— BLURB JOLT ALERT!!! OH WOW THIS SOUNDS ALL SORTS OF ROMANCE ANGSTY! “…Shelby. I got a love letter the night before I was supposed to marry the love of my life. Except the letter wasn’t for me. My future husband had written it to someone else. Weston (Ace) Standing at the altar to watch my best friend get married was an honor. Finding out that he was sleeping with my girlfriend was a nightmare. Everything I knew was a lie…”
  15. Waves of Hope (Sanderling Cove Inn Series Book 1) by Judith Keim
  16. The Secret of Bow Lane (A Below Stairs Mystery Book 6) by Jennifer Ashley <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  17. A Perilous Circumstance: A Regency Romance (Gentlemen of London Book 3) by Laura Beers <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  18. Mafia Monster’s Forced Bride (Mafia Brides Book 1) by Sam Crescent <— THAT TITLE SAYS IT ALL & I LOVE THIS COVER!! “…To keep the peace between her crime lord father and the Greco mafia’s boss, she’s forced to marry his son, Roman. He’s cold and has a reputation for hurting those close to him. There is no wedding night, and the first months of their marriage are awful...”
  19. Rebel Heart (The Hearts of Sawyers Bend Book 4) by Ivy Layne
  20. Sealed with Trust: A Christian Romantic Suspense (Called To Protect Book 5) by Laura Scott
  21. Revenge in the Roses (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 18) by Dale Mayer
  22. The Confession (Unbroken: Heavenly Rising Book 3) by Shayla Black and Jenna Jacob
  23. The Lies I Told by Mary Burton <— PSYCH-THRILLER!!! HER TWIN SISTER WAS FOUND DEAD MANY YEARS AGO… “…A recent car crash has erased ten days of Marisa’s memories—a black hole leading up to the accident that’s left her disoriented. Every text and phone call from that crucial missing time has vanished, along with her phone. A photograph she took of the river has disappeared. A new neighbor Marisa believes she knows introduces himself as if he were a stranger. And there’s the growing fear that her near-fatal accident was no accident at all. As dreams of Clare and nightmares of the crash begin to converge, so do two disturbing puzzles fourteen years apart...”
  24. Secrets at the Old Hotel (Cozy Mystery Romance Book 4) by Sage Parker
  25. The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon <— HER ARCH-NEMESIS!! “…no one—least of all London—expected it to go down at her high school reunion with Drew Sullivan, millionaire, owner of delicious abs, and oh yes, her archnemesis. Now London is certain the road to hell is paved with good sex. Because she’s found out the real reason Drew’s back in Austin…”
  26. The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden <— BAKER’S LIFE KEEPS GIVING HER LEMONS… “…As Lolly’s thirty-third birthday approaches, her quirky great-aunt gives her a mysterious gift—three lemon drops, each of which allows her to live a single day in a life that might have been hers. What if her mom hadn’t passed away? What if she had opened her own restaurant in England? What if she hadn’t broken up with the only man she’s ever loved? Surprising and empowering, each experience helps Lolly let go of her regrets and realize the key to transforming her life lies not in redoing her past but in having the courage to embrace her present…”

 

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  1. Husband Material (London Calling) by Alexis Hall
  2. Long Past Summer: A Novel by Noué Kirwan
  3. The Second First Chance: A Novel by Mona Shroff
  4. Thank You for Listening: A Novel by Julia Whelan
  5. Mine To Hold (Southern Weddings Book 2) by Natasha Madison
  6. Quarter to Midnight (A New Orleans Novel Book 1) by Karen Rose
  7. The Lies I Told by Mary Burton
  8. Crossfire (Extreme Measures Book #2) by Lynette Eason
  9. Stalk the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy
  10. Revenge in the Roses (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 18) by Dale Mayer
  11. The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden
  12. Building a Future (An Amish Legacy Novel Book 2) by Amy Clipston
  13. Deception (Natchez Trace Park Rangers Book #4) by Patricia Bradley
  14. The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon

PREORDERS (going live soon!!! 😀 )

  1. High Ground (High Mountain Trackers Book 3) by Freya Barker – August 8th 2022
  2. True North (The North Brothers Book 3) by JB Salsbury | Aug 8, 2022
  3. Walking Him Home: Helping My Husband Die with Dignity by Joanne Tubbs Kelly – August 9 2022
  4. The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia – August 9, 2022
  5. Becoming Family: A Novel (Dogwood County Book 3) by Elysia Whisler | Aug 16, 2022
  6. The Last Housewife: A Novel by Ashley Winstead | Aug 16, 2022
  7. The Manhattan Girls: A Novel of Dorothy Parker and Her Friends by Gill Paul | Aug 16, 2022
  8. The Close-Up: A Hollywood Renaissance/HOOPS Novella by Kennedy Ryan – August 16th 2022
  9. Blush by Helen Hardt – August 23, 2022
  10. Would You Rather: A Novel by Allison Ashley | Aug 23, 2022
  11. Reckless Hands (Chained Hearts Duet Series Book 5) by T.L. Smith | Aug 23, 2022
  12. Soul Taken (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 13) by Patricia Briggs | Aug 23, 2022
  13. Second Chance Rival by M. Robinson | Aug 23, 2022
  14. Changing The Game (The Risks We Take Duet Book 1) by Bella Matthews | Aug 24, 2022
  15. What Hunts Inside the Shadows (Of Flesh & Bone Series Book 2) by Harper L. Woods | Aug 30, 2022
  16. Mafia Vows: Standalone Fake Marriage Romance (Arranged Marriage Book 6) by L. Steele | Aug 31, 2022

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