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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

New Romance Fiction for May 2017

In paperback:

Hurricane by Cherry Adair (5, Cutter Cay) C, M
Somebody's Baby by Donna Alward (3, Darling, VT) C
By Her Touch by Adriana Anders (2, Blank Canvas) C, E
Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey (3, Romancing the Clarksons) C, E
Blame It on the Duke by Lenora Bell (3, Disgraceful Dukes) H
I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett (2, Wayward Wallflowers) H, M
Lost in You by Jules Bennett (3, Monroes) C
Six Impossible Things by Elizabeth Boyle (6, Rhymes with Love) H, M
Dangerous Behavior by Nancy Bush C, M
Beautiful Liar by Zara Cox (1, Dark Desires) C, E, M
The Enforcer by HelenKay Dimon (2, Games People Play) C, M
A Coldwater Warm Hearts Wedding by Lexi Eddings (2, Coldwater) C
My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch (2, No Ordinary Hero) H, M
The Billionaires by Calista Fox (1, Lover's Triangle) C, E, M/F/M
A Warriner to Protect Her by Virginia Heath (1, Harlequin Historical: Wild Warriners) H, M
Seized by Seduction by Brenda Jackson (2, The Protectors) C, M, O, S
To Me I Wed by K. M. Jackson (2, Unconventional Brides) C, O
The Thing about Love by Julie James C, M

New Speculative Fiction for May 2017

New to our shelves:

Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan (5 (end), Memoirs of Lady Trent) F, M, R
Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus F, SF, M, O
Territory by Emma Bull F, W
Witchy Eye by D. J. Butler (1, Flight of the Serpent's Daughter) A, F, M
The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr (3, Electric Empire) F, A, SF, M, R
Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole (18, Immortals after Dark) F, H, R
Chalk by Paul Cornell H, F
The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (2, Dominion of the Fallen) F, M, R
Walkaway by Cory Doctorow A, SF
American War by Omar El Akkad A, SF
Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (1, Innsmouth Legacy) F, H, M
Straken by Toby Frost (3, Warhammer 40K: Legends of the Dark Millennium) SF
Legend Has It by Elliott James (5, Pax Arcana) F, M
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (1, Book of the Ancestor) F, M
A Little More Human by Fiona Maazel SF, CB, M
Void Star by Zachary Mason A, SF, M
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel (2, The Themis Files) SF, M
The End of the Day by Claire North F, H
Brimstone by Cherie Priest F, H

New Romance Fiction for April 2017

In paperback:

Stormchaser by Cherry Adair (4, Cutter Cay) C, M
Someone to Love by Donna Alward (2, Darling, VT) C
Sin for Me by Jackie Ashenden (3, Motor City Royals) C, E, M
You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (1, The Penhollow Dynasty) H
Full Package by Lauren Blakely (4, Big Rock) C, E
Talk Cowboy to Me by Carolyn Brown (1, Lucky Cowboys) C, W
A Perfect Gentleman by Candace Camp (1, Perfect Gentleman) H
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole (1, Loyal League) H, O, M
Face the Flames by Jo Davis (6, Sugarland Blue) C, M
Dangerous Games by Tess Diamond (1, O'Connor & Kincaid) C, M
After the Dark by Cynthia Eden (1, 0.5, Killer Instinct) C, M
      (contains After the Dark and The Gathering Dark)
Hard Justice by Lori Foster (2, Body Armor; Carlisle) C, M
Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey (1, Rakes of St. James) H
Flash of Fury by Lea Griffith (1, Endgame Ops) C, M
The Truth about Love and Dukes by Laura Lee Guhrke (1, Dear Lady Truelove) H
Holding Fire by April Hunt (2, Alpha Security) C, M
The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki (1, Highland Lords) H, M

New Speculative Fiction for April 2017

New to our shelves:

Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (2, Arcadia Project) F, A, M
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (5, Others) F, H, A, R
Gather Her Round by Alex Bledsoe (5, Tufa) F, H, M
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (10, Mercy Thompson) F, H, M, R
Firebrand by Kristen Britain (6, Green Rider) F, M, R
The Erstwhile by B. Catling (2, The Vorrh) F, M, A
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (2, Wayfarers) SF
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames (1, The Band) F, M
The Remnant by Charlie Fletcher (3, The Oversight trilogy) F, A
The Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey (2, Another Coop Heist) F, H
The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston (3, Call of Crows) F, R, M
Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan (1, Gods of Blood and Powder) F, M
Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer (2, Terra Ignota) SF, M
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson A, SF
The Mercy of the Tide by Keith Rosson H, A
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi SF
A Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (3, Scion) SF, F, M

In paperback:

Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire (6, InCryptid) F, M, R

New Romance Fiction for March 2017

In paperback:

The Inheritance by Rochelle Alers (1, The Innkeepers) C, O
Surrender to the Marquess by Louise Allen (1, HH: Herriard Family) H
Somebody Like You by Donna Alward (1, Dorling, VT) C
Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders (1, Blank Canvas) C, E
Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout C, M
Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh (2, Westcott) H
Holding on Tighter by Shayla Black (12, Wicked Lovers) C, E, M
The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne (4, Victorian Rebels) H, M
One More Kiss by Samantha Chase (1, Band on the Run) C
Sunrise Canyon by Janet Dailey (1, Americana) C, W
Renegade's Pride by B. J. Daniels (1, Cahill Ranch) C, W, M
Tangled in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell (2, Texas Rodeo) C, W
Final Exit by Lena Diaz (3 (last), Exit, Inc.) C, M
A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran (5, Rules for the Reckless) H
My Fair Duchess by Megan Frampton (5, Dukes Behaving Badly) H
Nine Kinds of Naughty by Jeanette Grey (3, Art of Passion) C, E
Beauty and the Wiener by Casey Griffin (2, Rescue Dog Romance) C, M
If the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington (1, Capturing the Carlisles) H

New Speculative Fiction for March 2017

New to our shelves:

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn H, M
In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle F, R
With Blood upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu (3, Song of Shattered Sands) F
The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus F, SF, A
Winter of the Gods by Jordanna Max Brodsky (2, Olympus Bound) F, M
Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey F, R
The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey F
Blue Blooded by Amanda Carlson (6 (end), Jessica McClain) F, H
Little Heaven by Nick Cutter H
Universal Harvester by John Darnielle H, SF, A
The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria, with Ramon Glazov, trans. H, SF (Horror De Maria)
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman F
Shadowsword by Guy Haley (2, Warhammer 40K: Imperial Guard) SF
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison (0.5, Rachel Morgan/The Hollows) H, F, R
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley SF
Gilded Cage by Vic James (1, Dark Gifts) F, A, M, R
Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon (12:5, The League: Nemesis Rising) SF, R, M
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan F, H, M, SF
Roboteer by Alex Lamb (1, Roboteer trilogy) SF, M

New Romance Fiction for February 2017

In paperback:

The Leopard King
by Anne Aguirre (1, Ars Numina) C, M, E
A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander (3, Belmont Mansion) H, I
Lord Sebastian's Secret by Jane Ashford (3, The Duke's Sons) H
Too Wild to Tame by Tessa Bailey (2, Romancing the Clarksons) C
Satisfaction by Lexi Blake (2, Lawless) C, M, E
Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen (3, A Season for Scandal) H, M
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen (2, Brooklyn Bruisers) C
Wicked Cowboy Charm by Carolyn Brown (4, Lucky Penny Ranch) C, W
The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes (9:1, Windham: Windham Brides) H
Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins (1, Studies in Scandal) H, M
The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon (1, Games People Play) C, M
How to Train Your Highlander by Christy English (3, Broadswords and Ballrooms) H
Married to Her Enemy by Jenni Fletcher (Harlequin Historical) H
My Highland Rebel by Amanda Forester (2, Highland Trouble) H
Under Pressure by Lori Foster (1, Body Armor; 0.5, Carlisle) C, M
      (contains Under Pressure and Built for Love)
A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz H, I

New Speculative Fiction for February 2017

New to our shelves:

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden F
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World by David Brin
      & Stephen W. Potts, eds. SF, A (SF Chasing)
The Skill of Our Hands by Steven Brust & Skyler White (2, Incrementalists) F, M (Fantasy Brust)
The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman (3, The Invisible Library) A, F, M, H
Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer (1, Titan's Forest trilogy) F, M
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed (2, Star Wars: Rogue One) SF
The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman (2, The Devil's West) F, H, W
Bookburners by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, & Brian Francis Slattery
      F, H, M (Fantasy Gladstone)
Death's Mistress by Terry Goodkind (1, Sword of Truth: Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles) F
Moonshadow by Thea Harrison (1, Elder Races: Moonshadow) F, M, R
Broken Angels by David Homick F, R, M
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones (11, Charley Davidson) F, H, M, R
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty SF, M
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire F, M ,H
Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Saga of Recluce) F

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