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New Romance Fiction for April 2015

In paperback:

In His Keeping by Maya Banks (2, Slow Burn) C, M, S, E
One Kiss More by Mandy Baxter (2, U.S. Marshals) C, M
The First Kiss by Grace Burrowes (2, Sweetest Kisses) C
Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton (9, Play by Play) C, E
The Amish Clockmaker by Mindy Starns Clark & Susan Meissner (3, Men of Lancaster County) C, I
Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton (1, Four of Hearts Ranch) C, W, I
Before We Fall by Courtney Cole (3, Beautifully Broken) C, E, NA
Better When He's Bad by Jay Crownover (1, Welcome to the Point) C, NA
Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl (2, Jackson: Girls' Night Out) C

New Speculative Fiction for April 2015

New to our shelves:

The Silence of Ghosts by Jonathan Aycliffe H, M
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear SF, A, M, R
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (4, Alpha and Omega) F, H, R
The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr (1, Electric Empire) F, A, SF, M, R
Castaway Planet by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor (4, Boundary) SF (SF Flint)
Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater H, F
The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber F, A, SF, M
The Lady by K. V. Johansen (2, Marakand) F
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women by Alex Dally MacFarlane SF (SF Mammoth)
Fortune's Blight by Evie Manieri (2, Shattered Kingdoms) F, M, R

Living On in L-Space

Novelist Sir Terry Pratchett, NY ComicCon 2012I was working on an entirely different speculative fiction blog entry when I got the news that Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld universe, had died at the age of 66.  If you would rather have read about imaginary books today, my apologies.  (Don't worry, I'm sure you'll see that blog entry eventually.)  Instead, I'm going to talk about an author who's been on my personal "top five" list since high school, whose books I first discovered on the shelves of this very library.

New Romance Fiction for March 2015

In paperback:

It Must Be Your Love by Bella Andre (11:2, The Sullivans: Seattle Sullivans) C, E
Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley (6, Colorado Mountain) C
Love Me If You Dare by Toni Blake (2, Coral Cove) C
The Trouble with Texas Cowboys by Carolyn Brown (2, Burnt Boot, TX) C, W
Ahead in the Heat by Lorelie Brown (2, Pacific Blue) C
Tangled by Emma Chase (1, Tangled) C, E, NA
Last Call by Alice Clayton (5, Cocktail) C, E
If You Leave by Courtney Cole (2, Beautifully Broken) C, E, NA
Never Surrender to a Scoundrel by Lily Dalton (3, One Scandalous Season) H, M
Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost (3, Night Prince) C, S, M

New Speculative Fiction for March 2015

New to our shelves:

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie (2, Shattered Sea) F
Unbreakable by W. C. Bauers (1, Chronicles of Promise Paen) SF
The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (1, The Witches of Echo Park) F, H, M
Golden Son by Pierce Brown (2, Red Rising trilogy) SF
Letters to Lovecraft: Eighteen Whispers to the Darkness by Jesse Bullington, ed. H (Horror Letters)
Drifters by John L. Campbell (3, Omega Days) H
The Deep by Nick Cutter H, M
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Discoveries by Neil Gaiman F, SF, H
Gideon by Alex Gordon F, H, M
The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith (2, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) H

New Romance Fiction for February 2015

Note: X=holiday title

In paperback:

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre (3, 2B) C, NA
In Bed with a Spy by Alyssa Alexander (2, Spy in the Ton) H, M
Cover Him with Darkness by Janine Ashbless (1, The Watchers) C, E, S, F, M
Mine to Take by Jackie Ashenden (1, Nine Circles) C, E, M
I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen (1, Lords of Worth) H, M
The Deepest Night by Kara Braden (2, Longest Night) C
Want, Need, Love by Niobia Bryant (1, Hot in Hotsville) C, O
Full Blaze by M. L. Buchman (2, Firehawks) C, M
A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes (1, Sweetest Kisses) C

New Speculative Fiction for February 2015

New to our shelves:

Zombies & Calculus by Colin Adams H
The Immortals of Meluha by Tripathi Amish (1, The Shiva trilogy) F, M
Proxima by Stephen Baxter (1, Proxima) SF
The Kraken King by Meljean Brook (4, Iron Seas) A, SF, M, R
Andromeda's War by William C. Dietz (3, Legion of the Damned: Prequel) SF
The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue H
The Abyss beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton (1, Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers) SF
Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson by Daryl Jones, ed. H (Horror Horror)
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (7, Odd Thomas) H, M
The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord (2, Best of All Possible Worlds) SF, M

New Speculative Fiction for January 2015

New to our shelves:

War Dogs by Greg Bear (1, War Dogs) SF, M
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (1, Red Rising trilogy) SF
Silverblind by Tina Connolly (3, Ironskin) F, A, R
A Play of Shadow by Julie E. Czerneda (2, Night's Edge) F, R
A Dance of Ghosts by David Dalglish (5, Shadowdance) F, M
Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa De la Cruz (1, Blue Bloods Coven) H, M, R
Willful Child by Steven Erikson SF
The Book of Strange New Things by Micahel Faber SF
Symbiont by Mira Grant (2, Parasitology) SF, H, M
Dead but Not Forgotten by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, eds. (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)
    H, M, R (Horror Dead)

New Romance Fiction for January 2015

Note: X=holiday title

In paperback:

The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding by Victoria Alexander (4, Millworth Manor) H
Treasure on Lilac Lane by Donna Alward (2, Jewel Cove) C
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (1, Hidden Legacy) A, F, C, M
Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend (6, Six Pack Ranch) C, W, E
Jagged by Kristen Ashley (5, Colorado Mountain) C, M
Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh (4, Survivor's Club) H
Scandalous Summer Nights by Anne Barton (3, Honeycote) H
Make You Remember by Macy Beckett (2, Dumont Bachelors) C
The Accidental Countess by Valerie Bowman (2, Playful Brides) H

Rosy and Bright

Herrnhuter Stern in OlbernhauToday may be black (at least for those of you braving the shopping malls), but the forecast for romance this holiday season is rosy and bright!  Your favorite authors have been hard at work this year penning new seasonal romances for you to enjoy, and they're flying off our shelves faster than snowflakes-- everything from Amish sweets to romantic suspense (even an LGBT holiday title!).

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