posted on July 14, 2015 by Jeanne Devlin

July Dawns with Hope, Virture … and a little Untamed Scandal

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Virtue FallsJuly finds summer in full swing, with the days still long, the temperatures getting hotter, and with most of us having at a few more hours of light in which to read.

Luckily, some of our favorite authors saw this coming, and so July also dawns with new books from some of our favorite names in romance—Robyn Carr, Diana Palmer, Roxanne St. Claire—and happy surprises, such as Christina Dodd’s Virtue Falls being released for the first time in paperback.

New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr opens the month with Book 8 in her acclaimed Thunder Point SeriesA New Hope. After losing her child, Ginger Dysart is lost in grief and struggling to put her life back together. Her job at the local flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she even finds herself being swept up in the joy of assisting with the Lacoumette—that is until the bride’s brother makes a drunken pass at Ginger, forcing her to flee the scene in embarrassment.  Come to find out Matt is haunted by painful memories of his own.  He is man enough to try and make amends, but Ginger has to decide whether or not there is still hope for a happy ending.

A New HopeNew York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer turns her attention in July to that special kind of love that can spark between a man and a woman who once were childhood playmates.  In Untamed, Stanton Rourke has grown up to be a steely mercenary—dangerous in every way, while tragedy has robbed Clarisse Carrington of her entire family and her innocence. When danger leaves Clarisse with no choice but to rely on Rourke, sparks as hot as a Texas summer soon fly between the secretive beauty and the long, tall Texan.

Meanwhile, New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire delivers her first full-length novel in her new Barefoot Bay Undercover romantic adventure series. Set on the sun-drenched shores of Barefoot Bay, Barefoot with a Bodyguard sees legendary-spy-and-bad-boy Gabriel Rossi finally embark on his own love story—with the covert operative remaining at the heart of the series.

Readers can also look forward this month to the reissue of Christina Dodd’s That Scandalous Evening, Book 1 in her Governess Brides Series, while July also sees Jayne Ann Krentz’s Wildest Hearts reissued in eBook and Kat Martin’s Silk and Steel reissued in paperback.

As for readers with tablets crying out for new summer reading material, have no fear—there are choice aplenty:  Ann Christopher delivers Let’s Do It, Book 2 in her A Journey’s End Series; Margaret Daley unveils The Nanny’s New Family, Book 4 in her Caring Canines Series; and Alexandra Sokoloff uncovers Goddess of Fate.

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

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