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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

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

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