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New Romance Fiction for October 2017

In paperback:

Last Gentleman Standing by Jane Ashford H (formerly titled Bluestocking)
Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey (1, Academy) C
The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (2, Penhallow Dynasty) H
Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely (4, One Love) C, E
Beauty like the Night by Joanna Bourne (6, Spymaster's Lady) H, M
The Final Score by Jaci Burton (13, Play by Play) C, E
On Fire: Erotic Romance Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussell, ed. C, E (Pbk-Romance On)
Under Fire by Scarlett Cole (1, Love over Duty) C, M
The Dream Keeper's Daughter by Emily Colin C/H, A, M
Crossing Hearts by Rebecca Crowley (1, Atlanta Skyline) C, O
Defending Hearts by Rebecca Crowley (2, Atlanta Skyline) C, O
Need You Now by Emma Douglas (1, Cloud Bay) C
Whispering Pines by Scarlett Dunn (1, Langtry Sisters) H, W, I, M
Need You by Stacy Finz (1, Garner Brothers) C
The Bosses by Calista Fox (2, Lovers' Triangle: The Billionaires) C, E, M/F/M
A Strange Scottish Shore by Juliana Gray (2, A Most Extraordinary Pursuit) H, M, S
Becoming Bella by Sarah Hegger (2, Ghost Falls) C, M

New Speculative Fiction for October 2017

New to our shelves:

Magicians Impossible by Brad (Robert Bradley) Abraham F, M
The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter SF, H
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill SF
In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson H, W
The Bone Mother by David Demchuk H
Dark Legacy by Christine Feehan (31, Dark/Carpathians) F, H, R
The Ruin of Angels by Max Gladstone (6, Craft Sequence) F, M
Spellbinder by Thea Harrison (2, Elder Races: Moonshadow) F, M, R
The Grip of It by Jac Jemc H, M
The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones H, A, SF
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy (1, Danielle Cain) F, H, M
An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King SF, A, R
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King H, M
Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories by Naomi Kritzer F, SF
Hainish Novels & Stories, Volume One by Ursula K. Le Guin
      (1, Hainish Universe / Library of America) SF
      (contains Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions, The Left Hand of Darkness,
      The Dispossessed, and Stories)
Hainish Novels & Stories, Volume Two by Ursula K. Le Guin

New Romance Fiction for September 2017

In paperback:

Falling by Simona Ahrnstedt with Alice Menzies, trans. (2, High Stakes) C
Breakfast in Bed by Rochelle Alers (2, The Innkeepers) C, O
In His Hands by Adriana Anders (3, Blank Canvas) C, M
Knight on the Texas Plains by Linda Broday (1, Texas Heroes) H, W
Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino C
Never Dare a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase (3, Boston Dragons) C, F, M
Black Sheep by Zara Cox (2, Dark Desires) C, E, M
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (1, Girl Meets Duke) H
Tougher in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell (3, Texas Rodeo) C, W
Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden (2, Killer Instinct) C, M
Fly Away with Me by Susan Fox (1, Blue Moon Harbor) C, M
Lady Be Bad by Megan Frampton (1, The Duke's Daughters) H
Summer on Firefly Lake by Jennifer Gilroy (2, Firefly Lake) C
A Wedding Tail by Casey Griffin (3, Rescue Dog) C, M
Shattered by Helen Hardt (7:1, Steel Brothers Saga: Ryan) C, M, W, E
When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington (2, Capturing the Carlisles) H
Say No More by Liliana Hart (3, Gravediggers) C, M
Mess with Me by Nicole Helm (2, Mile High Romance) C

New Speculative Fiction for September 2017

New to our shelves:

Rituals by Kelley Armstrong (5*, Cainsville/Omens and Shadows) F, M, R
Age of Assassins by RJ Barker (1, The Wounded Kingdom) F, M
The Waking Land by Callie Bates (1, Waking Land) F, M, R
Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (2, The Hatching) H, M
Dark Sky by Mike Brooks (2, Keiko) SF
The Icarus Corps by Zachary Brown (1-3, Icarus Corps omnibus) SF
      (contains The Darkside War, Titan's Fall, and Jupiter Rising)
Star's End by Cassandra Rose Clarke SF, M
Evil Is A Matter of Perspective by Adrian Collins & Mike Myers, eds. F, M (Fantasy Evil)
An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock (1, Risen Kingdoms) F, R
The Best Horror of the Year 2017 by Ellen Datlow, ed. (9 (2017), Best Horror of the Year)
      H (Horror Best v.9)
Retribution by Troy Denning (12, Halo) SF (SF Halo v.12)
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry F, H
The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin (3, The Broken Earth) F, M
The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller F
Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon (27:2, Dark-Hunters: Dragons Rising) F, H, R

New Romance Fiction for August 2017

In paperback:

More Than Need You by Shayla Black (2, More Than Words) C, E
The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely (3, One Love) C, E
Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (2, WAGs) C, E (Pbk-Romance Bowen)
A New Leash on Love by Debbie Burns (1, Rescue Me) C
Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes (10:2, Windham: Windham Brides) H
A Momentary Marriage by Candace Camp (2, Perfect Gentleman) H
Melt by Helen Hardt (4:1, Steel Brothers Saga: Jonah) C, M, W, E
Burn by Helen Hardt (5:2, Steel Brothers Saga: Jonah) C, M, W, E
Surrender by Helen Hardt (6:3, Steel Brothers Saga: Jonah; 1, Temptation Saga) C, M, W, E
      (contains Surrender and Tempting Dusty)
Just the Thing by Marie Harte (2, Donnigans) C, E
A Warriner to Rescue Her by Virginia Heath (2, Harlequin Historical: Wild Warriners) H, M
Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter C, W, I
When I Need You by Lorelei James (4, Need You) C, E
Hottest Mess by J. Kenner (2, Stark S.I.N. series) C, E, M
Wicked Grind by J. Kenner (1, Stark World) C, E
Keeping It Hot by Sydney Landon (1, Breakfast in Bed) C

New Speculative Fiction for August 2017

New to our shelves:

Blood Crime by Sebastia Alzamora, with Martha Tennent and Maruxa Relano (trans.) H, M
Kangaroo Too by Curtis C. Chen (2, Kangaroo) SF, M
The Space between the Stars by Anne Corlett SF
Tyrant's Throne by Sebastien De Castell (4, The Greatcoats) F, M
The Year's Best Science Fiction, Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois, ed.
      (34, Year's Best Science Fiction) SF
The Reluctant Queen by Sara Beth Durst (2, Queens of Renthia) F, M
Flashmob by Christopher Farnsworth (2, John Smith) SF, H, M
Besieged: Stories from the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (8.5, Iron Druid Chronicles)
      F, H (Fantasy SS Hearne)
Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson SF, R
Dark Immolation by Christopher B. Husberg (2, Chaos Queen) F, M
All Good Children by Dayna Ingram SF, A, M, R
You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann with Benjamin Ross, trans. H
Tomorrow's Kin by Nancy Kress (1, Yesterday's Kin) SF, M
The Dread Goddess by Jillian Kuhlmann (2, Book of Icons) F, R
Exodus by Alex Lamb (3 (end), Roboteer trilogy) SF, M
Netherspace by Andrew Lane and Nigel Foster (1, Netherspace) SF, M (SF Lane)

New Romance Fiction for July 2017

In paperback:

The Five-Minute Marriage by Joan Aiken H
A Most Unlikely Duke by Sophie Barnes (1, Diamonds in the Rough) H
At His Mercy by Shelly Bell (1, Forbidden Lovers) C, M, E, NA
Second Chance Season by Liora Blake (2, Grand Valley) C
Revenge by Lexi Blakely (3, Lawless) C, M
A Match Made in Texas by Margaret Brownley (2, Two-Time Texas) H, W
Love with a Scottish Outlaw by Gayle Callen (3, Highland Weddings trilogy) H
Heat by Opal Carew C, E
Luca by Sarah Castille (2, Ruin & Revenge) C, M
A Sky Full of Stars by Samantha Chase (5, Shaughnessy Brothers) C
Duke with Benefits by Manda Collins (2, Studies in Scandal) H, M
A Touch of Frost by Jo Goodman H, W
The Legend by Donna Grant (3, Sons of Texas) C, M, W
Gone to Dust by Liliana Hart (2, Gravediggers) C, M
Positively Pippa by Sarah Hegger (1, Ghost Falls) C
The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki (2, Lords of the Highlands) H
The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries (4, Sinful Suitors) H, M
Blue Hollow Falls by Donna Kauffman (1, Blue Hollow Falls) C
Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren C, NA

New Speculative Fiction for July 2017

New to our shelves:

Devil's Due by Taylor Anderson (12, Destroyermen) A, SF
The Black Elfstone by Terry Brooks (1, Fall of Shannara) F
The Prey of the Gods by Nicky Drayden SF, F, A, R, O
The Bones of the Earth by Rachel Dunne (2, Bound Gods) F
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss F, H, SF, M
Moonbreaker by Simon R. Green (11, Secret Histories) F, H, M
Transformation by James Gunn (3 (end), Transcendental) SF, M
Indigo by Charlaine Harris, et al. F, M, CB (Fantasy Harris)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson H
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson H
The Kill Society by Richard Kadrey (9, Sandman Slim) H, F
The Last Iota by Robert Kroese (2, Erasmus Keane) A, SF, M
The Hidden Icon by Jillian Kuhlmann (1, Book of Icons) F, R
Tremontaine by Ellen Kushner, et al. (0.5, Riverside) F, R (Fantasy Tremontaine)
Shattered Minds by Laura Lam (2, Pacifica) SF, M, R
The Changeling by Victor LaValle H, F, M
Down among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (2, Wayward Children) F, H, M
The Only Child by Andrew Pyper H, M

New Romance Fiction for June 2017

In paperback:

The Lady Travelers' Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen by Victoria Alexander (1, Lady Travelers' Guides) H
      (contains The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen and The Proper Way to Stop a
     Wedding in Seven Days or Less)
The Dangerous Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden (1, Tate Brothers) C, E
Nothing like a Duke by Jane Ashford (4, The Duke's Sons) H
Physical Forces by D. D. Ayres (6, K-9 Rescue) C, M
Just One Touch by Maya Banks (5, Slow Burn) C, M, S
Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverley  H
More Than Want You by Shayla Black (1, More Than Words) C, E
Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely (5, Big Rock) C, E
The Hot One by Lauren Blakely (2, One Love) C, E
The Only One by Lauren Blakely (1.5, One Love, 1001 Dark Nights) C, E
Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (1, WAGs) C, E (Pbk-Romance Bowen)
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen (3, Brooklyn Bruisers) C
Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman (7, Playful Brides) H, M
Wedded Bliss by Celeste Bradley (5, Wicked Worthingtons) H, M
Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown (1, Happy, TX) C, W

New Speculative Fiction for June 2017

New to our shelves:

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks (2, Culture) SF
City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett (3, The Divine Cities) F, M
The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (1, Signal Airship) SF, F, M, R
The End of Magic by Amber Benson (3, Echo Park Coven) F, M
Lightning in the Blood by Marie Brennan (2, Ree Varekai) F
Halo: Envoy by Tobias S. Buckell (11, Halo) SF (SF Halo v.11)
Vanguard by Jack Campbell (1, The Lost Fleet: Genesis Fleet) SF
The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey (3, The Girl with All the Gifts) SF, H, M
Convergence by C. J. Cherryh (18:3, Foreigner 6) SF, M
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 by Julie E. Czerneda, ed. (2017, Nebula Awards Showcase) SF, F (SF Nebula 2017)
Free Space by Sean Danker (2, Admiral/Evagardian Empire) SF, M
Feral by James DeMonaco and B. K. Evenson  H, SF, M (Horror DeMonaco)
Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon by Troy Denning, et al. (Halo) SF (SF Halo)
Hadriana in All My Dreams by Rene Depestre with Kaiama L. Glover, trans.  H, R
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick  A, SF, M
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey (1, River of Teeth) F, W, A

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