posted on February 11, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

Let a Great Book be Your Valentine

Roses are red, violets are blue, chances are great there’s a terrific new book being released this February just right for you! Just glance below to see the list of fantastic reads awaiting you this month, all written by Writerspace Top Shelf authors.

walkingonairWalking on Air “A Valance Family Novel”
By Catherine Anderson
Mass Market Paperback & Kindle
Signet
Released February 04, 2014

Random, Colorado, is just another stop on the road for solitary gunslinger Gabriel Valance. Known for his drinking, gambling, and womanizing, he prefers to remain a stranger to anyone who crosses his path. But when an upstart gunslinger catches Gabe off guard and shoots him down, he regrets his empty, lonely life with his dying breath….

Golden-haired beauty Nancy Hoffman settled in Random after fleeing an abusive past. Caring for her younger sister and working in a hat shop help her to forge ahead, though she remains fearful and mistrustful of men—and marriage….

Their paths will cross when Gabe gets a second chance at life and a divine mission: to sweep Nancy off her feet, gain her trust, and convince her to believe in his love. And in doing so, the once-hardened cowboy may save himself….

paradisevalleyParadise Valley “A Virgin River Novel #7”
By Robyn Carr
Mass Market Paperback
Harlequin MIRA
Released January 28, 2014, reprint from 04/09

Marine corporal Rick Sudder is home early from Iraq—his tour ended abruptly on the battlefield. The carefree boy is gone, replaced by a man who believes his future is as bleak as his mirror image. But can the passion and commitment of a young woman who has never given up on him mend his broken body and shattered heart?

As the people of Virgin River rally around Rick, another recent arrival tests the tightly knit mountain town’s famous welcoming spirit. Dan Brady has a questionable past, and he’s looking for a place to start over. He’d like it to be Virgin River…if he can find a way in. But he never expects to find it in the arms of a woman who was as much an outcast as himself.

For a favorite son returned from war and an outsider looking for a home, Virgin River offers them a chance to make peace with the men they once were…and to find the dreams they thought they’d lost.

when the rogue returnsWhen the Rogue Returns “The Duke’s Men #2”  
By Sabrina Jeffries
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Pocket Books
Released January 21, 2014

They are the Duke’s Men: an investigative agency born from family pride and irresistible passion, risking their lives—and sometimes their hearts—as they unravel shocking deceptions and scandalous transgressions!

Victor Cale never imagined that his sweet, shy bride, Isabella, would use her talent for creating exquisite imitation jewels in a criminal way. But there’s no denying that Isa’s handiwork was used in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family’s diamonds—after she disappeared into the night.

Ten years later, still reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous side was so undetectable, Victor is sent to Edinburgh to investigate a wealthy baron’s mysterious bride-to- be. Simple enough—until the “fiancée” proves to be Isa, masquerading as an alluring young widow.

No longer the meek and mild girl he once knew, the bold woman vehemently asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her after he helped steal the royal diamonds! Piecing together the truth of the past reawakens their volatile passion, which burns hotter than ever. But with a decade of secrets between them, Victor and Isa must trust each other in order to bring the real thieves to justice—without getting burned themselves.

sinisterSinister and Fatal “The Guinevere Jones Collection, Volume 2”
By Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
Trade Paperback
Published by Berkley Trade
Released February 04, 2014, a 2-in-1 reissue

The Sinister Touch

Guinevere Jones has her head turned by the handsome young artist across the way. And when his apartment is broken into and a painting defaced, she offers her help. Now Guinevere and Zac—and his jealous nature—must confront a dark evil that will stop at nothing to achieve its unholy goal.

The Fatal Fortune

When Guinevere Jones discovers that a so-called fortune-teller is making big profits by deceiving her clients, she vows to expose the scam. Now Zac—who will do anything to keep Gwen safe—helps her uncover the deadly deceptions of a blackmailer and killer out to destroy every trace of the past…

connecting roomsConnecting Rooms
By Jayne Ann Krentz
eBook
Pocket Star
Released January 27, 2014, reissued from 05/95

Amy Comfort is a real estate agent on Misplaced Island, a quaint, remote town located off the coast of Washington. When she sells an old Victorian manse to the sultry, sexy Owen Sweet, a private investigator relocating from Seattle, sparks fly from the get-go, though both Amy and Owen decidedly ignore their natural chemistry.

Until, that is, Amy enlists Owen’s help in looking into her aunt Bernice’s fiancé Arthur Crabshaw, who Amy suspects is not what he seems. To keep their cover intact, Amy and Owen pretend to be a love struck, newly engaged couple, as they travel to Villantry, Washington, to investigate Arthur. When the mystery surrounding Arthur begins to spin out of control, Amy and Owen must trust in each other to stay alive. But, when the lines between their make-believe courtship and reality begin to blur, will the faux-couple end up with something aside from what they had set out to find?

outlawOutlaw “Rocking M Romance”
By Elizabeth Lowell
eBook, two of a kind,
MIRA
Released January 16, 2014, reissued from 02/91

Diana Saxton loved the archaeology of west–in particular, Anasazi ruins. The past is much safer for her than the present day with its unpredictable, dishonorable men.

Tennessee (Ten) Blackthorn is ramrod for the Rocking M, a remote western ranch where Anasazi ruins have recently been discovered. He is a lean, hard man who learned to fight in some of the worst backwaters of the world. His new job is to protect the ruins and the delectable blond archaeologist who wants nothing to do with him. Ten has gentled his share of wild animals, but none have intrigued him as much as the elusive Diana with both passion and fear in her beautiful eyes…

raggedrainbowsRagged Rainbows “Bestsellers”
By Linda Lael Miller
Bonus Book The Miracle Baby by Janice Kay Johnson
Reprint edition
Mass Market Paperback
Harlequin
Released January 21, 2014, reissued from 07/86

Mitch Prescott was Shay Kendall’s savior. He’d bought her mother’s mansion on the Washington coast, a financial albatross that Shay couldn’t handle. And now he offered her true financial independence—a dream as seductive as Mitch himself. All she had to do was help him write an exposé on her mother, a former Hollywood star.

It felt disloyal, even though her mother would never know the difference. Once a legend, Rosamond now wasted away in a long-term care facility, clutching a doll she thought was her baby. It would be painful, recalling her mother’s fickle love and the worst moments of Shay’s life. But it could be the one thing that finally allowed Shay to move forward. And find her own love.

wildaboutharryWild About Harry “Best Selling Author Collection”
By Linda Lael Miller
Bonus book Waiting for Baby by Cathy McDavid
eBook
Harlequin Bestselling Authors Collection
Released January 28, 2014, reissued from 11/91 & 06/05

Amy Ryan strictly defined herself in three ways: successful businesswoman, devoted mother and grieving widow. Wild certainly never entered into the description. That is, until she met powerful Australian businessman Harry Griffith. Suddenly, Amy was doing all kinds of wild things—enjoying romantic dinners, taking spontaneous luxury vacations, falling in love.

And yet, a part of her was still devoted to her husband, still wanted to touch him, hold him, talk to him. But Harry demanded nothing less than all of Amy. How could she love Harry, without betraying her husband?

protectorProtector “Long, Tall Texans”
By Diana Palmer
First time in Mass Market Paperback
Harlequin HQN
Released January 28, 2014

His brother had been the only family he had left in the world. Hayes, a long, tall and serious Texan, has long been suspicious of the blond-haired, bright-eyed Minette Raynor, who is both mysterious and beautiful. And now he’s convinced that Minette was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him. As far as Hayes is concerned, neither her looks nor anything else will stand in the way of him righting what is so very wrong.

Minette can’t get Hayes off her mind, or off her back. His investigation of her is a nuisance, but as an undercover DEA agent, that’s the least of her worries. Until she finds herself in great danger, and he’s the only one who can save her. Can she count on Hayes believing the truth—and saving her life?

forgotten sinsForgotten Sins “Book 1 in new Sins Brothers series”
By Rebecca Zanetti
eBook
Grand Central Forever
Released January 28, 2014, reissued from 07/13

His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can’t remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside-or who he even is-but he knows something isn’t right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he’s ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew-one who carries such a deadly secret?

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One thought on “Let a Great Book be Your Valentine”

  1. Jennifer Essad says:

    I can’t wait to join in the fun-thanks for offering your readers such an extraordinary contest

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