Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Publications Coming out in June

Here' June's offerings from the members of the RNA...

10th June
Sophie Apperly's family has never taken her seriously. Fiercely academic, they see her more practical skills as frivolous whilst constantly taking advantage of her. So when her best friend Milly invites her over to New York, she jumps at the chance. It'll do her ungrateful family good to do without her for a while. What s more, she's on a quest America holds the key to solving her family's financial woes, even if they don't deserve her help.

From the moment Sophie hits the bright lights of Manhattan she's determined to enjoy every minute of her big adventure. So when an evening at an art gallery throws her into the path of Matilda, a spirited old lady who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving, Sophie willingly accepts, much to the dismay of Matilda's grandson Luke. Undeniably attractive but infuriatingly arrogant, he is very protective of his grandmother and seems to doubt Sophie's motives for befriending her. No match for the formidable Matilda, he eventually admits defeat, but first he has a proposal to make. He'll help Sophie in her quest to save her family from financial ruin if she repays the favour. But just what does she have to do in return...?

Choc Lit
1 June
Revenge and love: it's a thin line... The writing's on the wall for Cleo and Gav. The bedroom wall, to be precise. And it says 'This marriage is over.' Wounded and furious, Cleo embarks on a night out with the girls, which turns into a glorious one night stand with... Justin, centrefold material and irrepressibly irresponsible. He loves a little wildness in a woman and he's in the right place at the right time to enjoy Cleo's. But it s Cleo who has to pick up the pieces of a marriage based on a lie and the lasting repercussions of that night. Torn between laid-back Justin and control freak Gav, she s a free spirit that life is trying to tie down. But the rewards are worth it!

Mills & Boon
4th June 2010
Disgraced, stripped of his title and lands, all Hugh Duclair has left is his pride. Will the beautiful Lady Aude, once a childhood playmate, win his heart as she risks everything to help clear his name?

Louise Allen PRACTICAL WIDOW TO PASSIONATE MISTRESS (First in The Transformation of the Shelley Sisters trilogy)
Mills & Boon
June 2010
Widowed and betrayed, Meg Shelley is stranded in France at the conclusion of the Peninsula War, her only hope of rescue the brooding and wounded Major Ross Brandon. Can they heal each other or is Meg on the road to further ruin?

Louise Allen THE LORD & THE WAYWARD LADY (Regency Silk & Scandal continuity no.1)
Mills & Boon, North America: Harlequin
June 2010
Murder, scandal, treachery - a vengeful spirit brings a 20-year old scandal to life. Marcus Carlow must chose between honour and passion to save both his family and the woman he loves. (First of 8 books by 6 authors)

Christine Stovell TURNING THE TIDE
Choc Lit
30 June 2010
Harry Watling has fought to keep her father's boat yard afloat, but now she has to fend off property developer Matthew Corrigan.

Harlequin Spice Briefs
Ist June 2010
Mrs Prudence Enderby gets more than she bargained for when her fantasy of being kidnapped and ravished by a masked brigand comes true!

Amanda Grange The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance
Constable and Robinson
June 24
Collection of Regency stories including Amanda Grange's story The Dashing Miss Langley. Miss Annabelle Langley is a dashing aunt, but has love really passed her by?

8 part serial in The People's Friend.
Two very different women arrive in town for the Cannes Film Festival.
Anna, with a past that is about to implode on her present life and Daisy, a young journalist at a crossroads in her life. By the end of the festival both women's lives will have changed irrevocably.

Charlie Cochrane LESSONS IN LOVE
Samhain Publishing
1st June 2010
He didn’t think he had a heart. Until he lost it.

Jo Beverley THE STOLEN BRIDE (Reissue.)
Penguin NAL
When Beth Hawley journeys to Lord Wraybourne's castle to help young Lady Sophie Kyle prepare for her wedding, she has to share her carriage with two unexpected travelers, the rakish Sir Marius Fletcher, who is stranded after his curricle overturns, and an unidentified elderly woman, found unconscious in a wrecked carriage.
As the date of Sophie's wedding draws near, Beth realizes some mysterious shadow from the past seems to haunt the bride and groom. The elderly woman, suffering from memory loss, may hold the key. Beth turns to Sir Marius for help, but her efforts are thwarted at every turn as she encounters a most unlikely villain-while her only ally seems to have his mind set more on romance than the danger at hand...

The Wild Rose Press26th May 2010
She has a shield...he has one too...and they’re both hiding secrets.
My Weekly Pocket Novel
Impoverished at the death of her parents, Emily is too proud to let the man she loves know of her change of circumstances. Flung upon the mercies of her malicious aunt, she is forced to work as a servant...but her dreams linger on. Will she ever regain her position in Society and her lost love?

Accent Xcite
1st June 2010
Lizzie's Icelandic holiday reveals dark, glacial landscapes and lots simmering beneath the surface of the Blue Lagoon which she visits with her best friend and Arni the talented Viking.

Linford Large Print Romance
A case of mistaken identity leads to love at first sight, but don't they say "marry in haste..."?


Chris Stovell said...

I probably shouldn't comment, but I'm bursting with pride here!

Charlie Cochrane said...

So am I!


Lee Rowan said...


WHEN is RNA going to open a North American branch? I'd love to be part of a group that recognizes the universality of romance...

Alex Beecroft said...

Hee! Congratulations to everyone with novels coming out this month, and especially to Charlie :)

Nell Dixon said...

Congratulations to all the new release authors - wishing you all tons of sales.

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