It’s springtime and that means some great new releases are sprouting all over the place. Glance below to find the veritable bouquet of fantastic reads awaiting you this month, all written by Writerspace Top Shelf authors.
A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel
By Linda Lael Miller
Mass Market Paperback
Released March 26, 2013
Arizona ranger Sam O'Ballivan, from The Man from Stone Creek (2006), sends for Rowdy Rhodes to help hunt down a gang robbing trains. Now a lawman, Rowdy shows up in Stone Creek with his old dog, Pardner, even though he has a price on his head due to his family's train-robbery business. Rowdy finds his pa running a saloon and making plans for his youngest son, who never knew his family were notorious outlaws, to go to college. Lark, Stone Creek's new schoolteacher, is terrified when Rowdy turns up because she is hiding out from her ex, an abusive railway baron.
The Wanderer, A Thunder Point Novel #1
By Robyn Carr
Mass Market Paperback
Released March 26, 2013
From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point - the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget.
Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.
Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.
With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
Lady in Black
By Christina Dodd
Reissued from 1993
Released March 29, 2013
A straitlaced lady-butler, A powerful billionaire, And kidnapping, conflict, and steamy sex in the shower. New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd brings you her classic full-length novel of cool suspense and hot romance...
Margaret Guarneri had found sanctuary managing the home of a rich, elderly man ... until the day he received a threat of kidnapping. Enter Reid Donovan, dynamic, wealthy in his own right, and suspicious of the gorgeous young widow who so diligently cares for his grandfather.
Distrust, extortion, and the shadows of the past drive Reid and Margaret apart. Wild, uninhibited passion brings them together. They must learn to trust each other before they can vanquish a killer...and in the process, they discover a passion more powerful than anything either of them could imagine. But has love come too late for the handsome billionaire and his lady in black?
LADY IN BLACK is a full-length novel of 70,000 words/300 pages, rewritten and updated for your reading pleasure. Readers of Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz will enjoy LADY IN BLACK.
Dreams, Parts 1 & 2
By Jayne Ann Krentz
Reissued from 1992
Purple Papaya LLC
Released March 13, 2013
Diana Prentice and Colby Savagar are overcome by dreams linked to the past, and their destined love for each other is soon used to fulfill the ancient prophecy of the Chained Lady.
By Elizabeth Lowell
Released April 9, 2013
Murder and mystery spark unexpected romance in this captivating new tale from the beloved New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell
On the surface Shaye Townsend has little in common with Tanner. He's a hard-edged big city cop come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle's estate. She's working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches - and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead.
When the suspicious death of Tanner's uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together, tempers flare and sparks fly. While they have trouble seeing eye to eye, Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing: They need to uncover the truth.
Combining their unique skills - Shaye's low-key approach and local connections and Tanner's experience as a homicide detective - the unlikely pair share long nights in the pursuit of justice. Before they know it, the friction they generate turns to heat, igniting a love neither ever expected to find.
They believe passion this intense cannot last. But when Shaye becomes a killer's target, Tanner realizes he'd give up anything to protect her - including his life.
The Great Escape
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
First time as Paperback
Released April 2, 2013
Perennial New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips now provides her fans with The Great Escape from ordinary women’s romantic fiction.
One of today’s most beloved writers, the incomparable Phillips follows up her utterly beguiling hit, Call Me Irresistible ("Phillips at her very best. Romantic, funny, sexy, and poignant" - Kristin Hannah) with a sequel that’s equally impossible to resist.
Returning in The Great Escape are some of Phillips’s most adored characters, including headstrong, impetuous ex-president’s daughter, Lucy Jorik, who’s just abandoned her fiancé, Ted "Mr. Irresistible" Beaudine, at the altar. Now she’s looking for adventure-and perhaps a little romance-embarking on a wild and hilariously unpredictable road trip that begins on the back of a rather menacing-looking stranger’s motorcycle. The winner of more Favorite Book of the Year Awards than any other romance author, including Nora Roberts, Susan Elizabeth Phillips offers her fans an Escape to remember, and they’ll certainly want to come back for more!
Crystal Gardens "A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel #1"
By Amanda Quick
First time in Mass Market Paperback
March 26, 2013
New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick delivers "a promising start to a new Victorian-era series" (The Seattle Times) with the Ladies of Lantern Street"
Evangeline Ames has rented a country cottage far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds pleasure in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety.
Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There are rumors enough already, about treasure buried under his garden and occult botanical experiments performed by his uncle-who died of mysterious causes. With Evangeline’s skill for detection, and Lucas’s sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they have a common enemy. And as the energy emanating from Crystal Gardens intensifies, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long.