Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July 2009 Releases

Hilcia's top three reads for July are Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh, Black Hills by Nora Roberts and A Duke of Her Own by Eloisa James. Brie is looking forward to only one book this month, and that is The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis.

June 2009
A few late releases missed from the June 2009 post.

6/30/09 Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, Book 7) by Christine Feehan

July 2009
7/1/09 Love at Fitst Flight by Marie Force (review from Brie coming soon!)
7/7/09 Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh (Psy/Changeling Book 6)
When a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped, Dark River sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, must work together to track the young man - before his shadowy captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it'll leave them both branded by fire.
7/7/09 Black Hills by Nora Roberts
7/7/09 Burn: A Novel by Linda Howard
7/7/09 Atlantis Unmasked (Warriors of Poseidon, Book 4) by Alyssa Day
7/7/09 Strange Brew (Anthology) Edited by P.N. Elrod with Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs
7/23/09 Wed Him Before you Bed Him (The School of Heiresses) by Sabrina Jeffries
7/28/09 A Duke of Her Own by Eloisa James
Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly-and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daugher, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado.
After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad - and Villiers is inclined to agree.

Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field...

But in the bedroom. And the heart.
7/28/09 Mastered by Love by Stephanie Laurens
7/28/09 Destined for the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4) by Jeaniene Frost
7/28/09 Skin Deep (Laura Blackstone, Book 1) by Mark Del Franco
7/28/09 Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, Book 2) by Richelle Mead
7/29/09 The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis

Born into Florence's most illustrious Renaissance family, no one could match her for beauty, scheming, ambition, and cunning. Catherine de Medici's story is one of decadence and wealth. Making powerful enemies and powerful friends, she held France together as the Wars of Religion tore Europe apart, and her successor hailed her as "one of France's greatest kings."


  1. Don't know if you're a Marjorie Liu fan, but she has two releases today. Huntress (an anthology) and Darkness Calls (2nd Book of Hunter Kiss series).

  2. Hi, Mariana. I've only read one short story by Marjorie Liu. I believe it was the pre-quel to the Hunter Kiss series, (UF, right?. It was included in an anthology. It was really good!

    I have her on my list of authors to try in the future. :)

  3. Branded by Fire, Branded by Fire, Branded by Fire!! I'm so jealous because some people have already gotten it... I've been stalking the store online indicator for it :D

    Black Hills was okay. Solid, but not her best.

  4. Argh! You read Black Hills already! Lucky woman. I have them all on pre-order, so just waiting patiently for their arrival. :)

    And yes! Branded by Fire!!!

  5. Yeah, i got lucky. The bookstores have received their stock of Black Hills and for some reasons (I really don't know why), they've put it out on the shelves already :P i'm not complaining, I'm just really surprised :P

  6. BBF has been released here in some places... on the West Coast, etc. I'll wait, it's worth it, I think *g*

    I'm glad the Roberts' was a solid read for you. She has so many great books, I think it gets tough competing with herself, lol!

  7. I have a list of 14 that I want for this month. Too many to list. Branded with Fire is surprisingly not one of them. I don't know what it is, but Singh doesn't work for me. I definitely want Burn and I have been hearing really great things about Quinn's latest.

  8. Hi, JillD. Burn looks great! I love Linda Howard, and I'm definitely reading the Quinn. Although, it's been a while since I read her books...

    I love this series by Singh, but I'm sure it's not for everyone. :)

    Enjoy your 14 reads!