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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On the ROOB Radar

This weeks shout out for new releases is presented by me, Natascha / Ashleagh, and at the moment I’m a bit in search for various of genre’s, my taste is ever-changing to suit my mood so I’m currently roaming around in the world of romance. That’s probably why I’m a bit diverse in this weeks selection.

Release date : July 6, 2010
Website Nora Roberts
ISBN-10: 0399156577
ISBN-13: 978-0399156571
Publisher: Putnam Adult

The serviceable latest from Roberts centers on Fiona Bristow, a professional canine search-and-rescue trainer, who moved to Orcas Island in Puget Sound eight years earlier, just after barely escaping from a serial killer. The story opens with Simon Doyle, an artisan cabinetmaker who arrives on the island with a puppy in tow. It's the puppy that brings Fiona and Simon together, and the romance gets off to a rocky start; he's grumpy and plainspoken; she doesn't scare easily. Then a serial killer begins operating within striking distance, and all Fiona's hard-won peace and equanimity begins to wobble: the man who almost killed her is in prison, but he's got a disciple on the outside.

Releasedate: March 2010
Website Karen Robards
ISBN-10: 0-399-15627-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-399-15627-4
Publisher: Putnam Adult

The past is never over. It just gets dusty.
Lisa Shewmaker was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky; that is, until the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa takes the first position she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job is because of her privileged upbringing as the daughter of a wealthy federal judge.

While reviewing cold cases in the Fayette County courthouse, a particularly thick manila envelope draws Lisa's attention. The details of the case are engrossing: An entire family-father, mother, and two children-disappeared more than twenty-eight years ago. Except that's not all: The mother in the photo could have been Lisa's twin, and the toddler in the picture bears an uncanny resemblance to Lisa herself. Before Lisa can learn more about her past, a series of catastrophes strike close to home. Lisa confides in Scott, and their relationship develops into something completely different. Together Lisa and Scott unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could destroy the very fabric of Lisa's life-if she lives long enough, that is.

Releasedate: March 2010
Website Rachael Herron
ISBN-10: 0-06-184129-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-184129-3
Publisher: Avon

Abigail is more than ready for a change when she inherits a cottage from her beloved mentor, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Leaving the oppressive city for the greener pastures of a small California beach town, she intends to turn her cozy little windfall into a knitting shop and spend her days spinning, designing, and purling. But she's not going to be welcomed with open arms by her new neighbor. Eliza's disgruntled nephew, the gorgeous Cade, now owns everything surrounding Abigail's ramshackle new home, and he views this sexy city girl as an unwanted interloper.

But chemistry working overtime is drawing two very different people closer than they ever thought possible. And when the past that Abigail thought she'd left behind comes calling, she'll have to somehow learn to trust her handsome adversary with much more than just her heart.
This is a search I’m fairly proud of and I’m really looking forward to reading these novels!

SARAH MCCARTY – Shadow Wrangler series – erotica
Website Sarah McCarty

Releasedate: October 2009
ISBN-10: 0-425-23057-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-23057-2
Publisher: Berkley Trade

Allie always desired mysterious, sexy rancher Caleb Johnson, but he never seemed to notice her. Until the night she's attacked by a vicious animal, and rescued by a shapeshifting vampire that she almost seems to recognize: the baritone growl, the mesmerizing eyes, the inexplicable animal attraction. That's because her savior is Caleb, and now he has no choice but to bring Allie into the shadows with him - to protect her from a rival werewolf pack, and to finally reveal his true feelings for the woman he's been afraid to love.

Releasedate: April 2010
ISBN-10: 0-425-23240-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-23240-8
Publisher: Berkley Trade

Jared Johnson has always been a force to be reckoned with, first as an outlaw and now as a vampire. Caught in a war between immortals, he doesn't have time to waste, but when a female vampire is attacked, he can't just walk away. He expects a quick goodbye, but what he gets is a vulnerable woman who intrigues and seduces while giving away nothing of the secrets holding her hostage.

Raisa may not have extreme physical strength, but she's been able to survive as a vampire longer than most by keeping to herself. But that's about to change. Forced to accept Jared's protection, Raisa finds it increasingly hard to resist his forbidden allure while keeping the secret that could destroy them both.
This following book is one that caught my attention because, eventhough it’s not romance, but because it’s something totally different on my shelves to read!

Release date: August 2010
Website AS Byatt
ISBN-10: 0-307-47306-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-307-47306-6
Publisher: Vintage

Olive Wellwood is a famous writer, interviewed with her children gathered at her knee. For each, she writes a private book, bound in its own colour and placed on a shelf. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh the children play in a storybook world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and friends, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets.

Born at the end of the Victorian era and growing up in the golden summers of Edwardian times, a whole generation grew up unaware of the darkness ahead; in their innocence, they were betrayed unintentionally by the adults who loved them.


Sabrina (about happy books) said...

Great choice of books!

Natascha / Ashleagh said...

Thanks, with everything out there it's difficult to make a choice as so many good books are being released or just has been released.

Blodeuedd said...

I mean to read the Byatt book but it is always borrowed at the library

Annemiek V said...

Jep, Sarah McCarty is on my radar too!

Cecile said...

Oh wow what a radar you ladies have here!!! Look forward to seeing what is to be said about these!!
Hope you have a great day!

Marissa said...

Those Sarah McCarty books are on my radar too Natas! Love those covers!

Natascha / Ashleagh said...

@Blodeuedd It's been like forever since I last went to the library! Can't remember the last book I read from there *giggles*

@Annemieke V & Marissa Sometimes a cover is just enough to get your hormones raging and create the craving of must have, and Sarah McCarty's books just did that with me *hubba hubba*

@Cecile Me too!

Pearl said...

Great list of books Natascha! Can't wait to hear what you think of them.

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