posted on September 3, 2013 by Jaycie Cash

It’s No Labor to Read September 2013 Top Shelf Author Releases

Sure, Labor Day 2013 has already come and gone, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of entertainment and relaxation ahead for you. After all there are six Writerspace Top Shelf Author releases to savor.

Take for example. . .

anniessongANNIE’S SONG
By Catherine Anderson
Mass Market Paperback
Released 8/27/13 – reissue from 01/96
Published by Avon

Only her gift of love can heal . . .

Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands. As delicate and beautiful as the tender blossoms of the Oregon spring, she is shunned by a town that doesn’t understand her.

But cruelty cannot destroy the love Annie holds in her heart.

When Alex Montgomery learns of the injustice sweet Annie has suffered, he vows to do whatever it takes to set it right—even if it means marrying her. He never dreams he will fall for her childlike innocence, her womanly charms, and the wondrous way she views her world as Alex becomes captive to Annie’s sweet song of love.

theheroTHE HERO (Thunder Point Novel #3)
By Robyn Carr
Mass Market Paperback
Released August 27, 2013
Published by MIRA

With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all. 

In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can’t be worse than what they’ve left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.

As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he’s not looking for anything else. Instead, he’s thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point’s high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he’s gentle and kind…just the kind of man who could heal Devon’s wounded heart.

Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it…and sometimes, you find a hero.

deceptioncoveDECEPTION COVE (Rainstorm Novel #2)
By Jayne Castle
Mass Market Paperback
Released August 27, 2013
Published by Jove

In the world of Harmony, Rainshadow Island is home to a mysterious preserve, secrets that have been kept for centuries, and a treasure worth killing for…

As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear, including herself—a gift that comes in handy during her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini.

Business mogul Drake Sebastian is day-blind, since his sight was nearly destroyed in a lab accident. But he’s the one man who can see Alice when she disappears—and he needs her.

On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous Old World crystals are missing, igniting a paranormal storm. Drake thinks Alice is the key to finding them, and proposes they head there, but only after a Marriage of Convenience.

Alice’s honeymoon on Rainshadow is guaranteed to be memorable, as the island—and the passion between her and Drake—is about to explode…

By Jayne Ann Krentz
Mass Market Paperback
Released August 27, 2013 – 2 in 1 reissues
Published by Premium PB HQN


Lacey Seldon is determined to cut loose from her librarian past. An island paradise in Puget Sound seems the perfect place to find liberation…until she meets Holt Randolph. He’s unlike any man she’s ever met, with a touch that makes her hunger for more. But offering him her heart might be more than she can bear. Will it bring her to her knees—or into his arms?


Rare-book dealer Alina Corey chooses to live like the heroine of her favorite Renaissance book, presiding over a court of glittering literati, and keeping a witty distance from love. But her perspective shifts when Jared Troy, a combative history scholar, suddenly challenges her to a passion that’s larger-than-life. His powers of persuasion are formidable—and his talents incredible. When he turns his seductive charm on Alina, her careful plans don’t stand a chance.

bigskyweddingBIG SKY WEDDING (Parable, Montana/Big Sky Series #5)
By Linda Lael Miller
Mass Market Paperback
Released August 27, 2013
Published by HQN

The “First Lady of the West,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, cordially invites you to Parable, Montana—where love awaits 

Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn’t enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She’s over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling head over boot heels for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He’s come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist….

Zane didn’t come to Parable for love—but count on a spirited woman to change a jaded cowboy’s mind. Problem is, Brylee’s not convinced he’s here to stay. Good thing he’s determined to prove to her, kiss by kiss, that she’s meant to be his bride.

diamondintheroughDIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
By Diana Palmer
(with bonus book Falling for Mr. Dark & Dangerous by Donna Alward)
Mass Market Paperback
Released August 27, 2013
Published by Harlequin


John Callister and his brother had built a ranching empire in Montana.They’d made their fortune—and they’d made Callister a household name. But now John wants something he can call his own. So he starts over—without the Callister name—vowing to polish a run-down spread in the small, sleepy town of Hollister into a jewel.

But the jewel he uncovers isn’t a ranch. Sassy Peale is pretty and shy with far too much responsibility on her small shoulders. She has nothing of value—except her trust, her faith and her love, all of which she offers, without reservation, to him. As John Callister, he could easily give Sassy and her little family a better life. But Sassy knows him only as a simple ranch foreman. How can he tell her that he can give her all she ever wanted, and in the same breath admit that everything she knows about him is a lie?

One thought on “It’s No Labor to Read September 2013 Top Shelf Author Releases”

  1. Kathleen O says:

    I have read The Hero and Annie’s Song, and looking forward to reading Linda Lael Miller, Jayne Castle and her JAK books too, and Diana Palmer. All of these authors are always on my auto read list.

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