July-Dec. 2005

Recommended Reads

The links below provide more information about each book, and often include a synopsis, reviews, and picture of the book’s cover.

* = Contemporary Setting
HC = Hardcover

2005 Nonfiction

Kermeen, Frances–The Myrtles Plantation *–Warner Books (PB–2/05)

Summers, Mantague–Vampires and Vampirism *–Dover (trade pb reprint)

2005 Fiction

December 2005

Anthology–Hot Pursuit *–Signet
Carla Cassidy, Karen Rose, Annie Solomon

Barnes, Linda–Cold Case *– St. Martin’s

Brockmann, Suzanne–Hot Target *–Ballantine

Castillo, Linda–Operation: Midnight Escape *–Harlequin Intrigue #890

Celmer, Michelle–Out of Sight *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1398

Christenberry, Judy–Randall on the Run *–Harlequin Intrigue #887

Cohen, Nancy J.–Dead Roots *–Kensington (HC)Colley, Barbara–Wiped Out *–Kensington

Connor, Beverly–Dead Secret *–Onyx

Daniels, Angie–Destiny in Disguise *–BET Books

Delinsky, Barbara–Twilight Whispers *–Warner

Eglin, Anthony–The Blue Rose *– St. Martin’s

Farmer, Jerrilyn–The Flaming Luau of Death *– Avon

Fielding, Joy–Puppet *–Pocket (trade pb)

Galenom, Yasmine–A Harvest of Bones *– Berkley (ghost)

Gaylin, Alison–You Kill Me *–Signet

Grey, Amelia–A Taste of Temptation– Berkley (Regency)

Hooper, Kay–The Haviland Touch *–Jove (reissue)

Jones, Katherine D.–Undercover Lover *–Dafina

Laurie, Victoria–A Vision of Murder *–Signet

Lewin, Patricia–Out of Reach *–Ballantine

Logan, Kimberly–A Kiss Before Dawn–Avon

MacDonald, Patricia–The Unforgiven *–Pocket

MacKenzie, Myrna–The Fortunes of Texas * ( Reunion; Keeping Her Safe)–Silhouette

Martinez, Michele–Most Wanted *–Harper

Matturro, Claire–Wildcat Wine *–Harper

McKenna, Lindsay–Silent Witness *–Harlequin

Michaels, Kasey–High Heels and Homicide *–Kensington (trade pb)

Montoya, Tracy–Shadow Guardian * ( Mission: Family)–Harlequin Intrigue #889

Paul, Susan Spencer–Touch of Passion– St. Martin’s (paranormal)

Pippin, Morag McKendrick–Blood Moon Over Britain–Leisure

Price, Maggie–Most Wanted Woman *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1396

Richards, Linda L.–The Next Ex *–Mira

Roberts, Kelsey–Charmed and Dangerous * (The Landry Brothers)–Harlequin Intrigue #886

Roberts, Nora–Red Lily *–Jove

Saxon, Samantha–The Lady Killer– Berkley

Sheedy, E.C.–Over Her Dead Body *–Zebra

Sheldon, Mary–Wish Upon a Star *–Kensington

Sizemore, Susan–Scandalous Miranda–Avon (gothic)

Struman, Jennifer–The Jinx *–Red Dress (trade pb)

Thompson, Colleen–Fade the Heat *–Love Spell

Wayne, Joanna–The Amulet * (Mists of Fairhaven)–Harlequin Intrigue #888

Whiddon, Karen–Secrets of the Wolf *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1397

Wilhelm, Terri Lynn–Deception–Signet

York, Rebecca–Riley’s Retribution * (Big Sky Bounty Hunters)–Harlequin Intrigue #885

November 2005

Bruce, Gemma–Who Loves Ya, Baby? *–Kensington Brava (trade pb)

Cohen, Nancy J.–Died Blonde *–Kensington

Greggs, Yolonda–Sweetest Taboo *–BET Books

Hailstock, Shirley–Magnet Hearts *–BET Books (3 books in 1)

Jenkins, Beverly–Black Lace *–Harper Torch

Lowell, Elizabeth–The Secret Sister *–Avon (reprint)

Norfleet, Celeste O.–The Fine Art of Love *–BET Books

Savoy, Dierdre–Body of Truth *–Dafina

Silver, Eve–Dark Desires–Zebra (gothic)

Simpson, Patricia–The Dark Horse *–Tor

Taylor, Janelle–Watching Amanda *–Zebra

October 2005

Albert, Susan Wittig–The Tale of Hill Top Farm– Berkley (Beatrix Potter as sleuth)

Alexander, Tasha–And Only to Deceive–William Morrow (HC)

Alton, Laura Marie–Saving Joe *–Harlequin American #1086

Barbieri, Elaine–Silent Awakening *–Harlequin Intrigue #873

Barron, Stephanie–Jane and His Lordship’s Legacy–Bantam (Literary Mystery Series)

Berenson, Laurien–Jingle Bell Bark *–Kensington

Bevarly, Elizabeth–You’ve Got Male *–Harlequin

Bond, Stephanie–In Deep Voodoo *– Avon

Cameron, Stella–Now You See Him *–Mira

Daniels, B.J.–When Twilight Comes * (Mists of Fairhaven)–Harlequin Intrigue #876

Estep, Irene–Love, Lies, and Legacies *–LTDBooks.com (E-book)

Evanovich, Janet–Metro Girl *–Harper Torch

Ferris, Monica–Crewel Yule *– Berkley

Fluke, Joanne–Sugar Cookie Murder *–Kensington

Ford, Jacey–Dead Heat *– Berkley

Freethy, Barbara–Don’t Say a Word *–Signet

Gates, Olivia–Strong Medicine *–Silhouette Bombshell #63
Grabien, Deborah–Matty Groves *–Thomas Dunne (paranormal series) (HC)

Graham, Heather–Ghost Walk *–Mira

Harris, Charlaine–Grave Sight *–Berkley Prime Crime (paranormal) (HC)

Hauf, Michele–Flawless *–Silhouette Bombshell #62

Henderson, Ellen–Ultra¬† Violet *–Silhouette Bombshell #64

Henke, Shirl–Finders Keepers *–Silhouette Bombshell #61

Ink, India–Scent to Her Grave *– Berkley Prime Crime

Jackson, Lisa–Temptress– Onyx

Jantzen, Tara–Crazy Hot *–Dell

Lindstrom, Wendy–Kissing in the Dark *–Leisure

London, Cait–Flashback *– Avon

Mann, Catherine–The Captive’s Return *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1388

Marton, Dana–Camouflage Heart *–Harlequin Intrigue #875

McClafferty, S.K.–In at the Kill *–Zebra

Miles, Cassie–Warrior Spirit * (Big Sky Bounty Hunters)–Harlequin Intrigue #874

Montoya, Tracy–House of Secrets * ( Mission: Family)–Harlequin Intrigue #877

O’Day-Flannery, Constance–Colliding Forces *–Tor (paranormal shapeshifter)

Peterson, Ann Voss–Marital Privilege *–Harlequin Intrigue #878

Pineiro, Caridad–Temptation Calls *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1390 (vampire)

Roberts, Nora–Blue Smoke *–Putnam (HC)

Sala, Sharon–Rider on Fire *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1387

Salonen, Debra–Window to Yesterday *–Harlequin (Signature Select Miniseries)

Skully, J.B.–Vengeance to the Max *–LiquidSilverBooks.com (E-book)

Skully, Jennifer–Fool’s Gold *–Harlequin

St. Claire, Roxanne–Kill Me Twice *–Pocket

Stewart, Mariah–Hard Truth *–Ballantine

Thurlo, Aimee and David–Pale Death *–Forge (vampire series) (HC)

Wainscott, Tina–In Too Deep *– St. Martin’s

Weaver, Ingrid–Romancing the Renegade *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1389

Webb, Debra–Colby Conspiracy *–Harlequin (Signature Select Miniseries)

Wilhelm, Kate–The Price of Silence *–Mira (HC)

Wilhelm, Kate–The Unbidden Truth *–Mira

September 2005

Banks, Leslie Esdaile–Blind Trust *–Dafina (trade pb)

Carver, Samantha–One Night To Be Sinful–Zebra (gothic)

Cruciger, Cindy–Revenge Gifts *–Tor (paranormal)

Gorman, Cher–Wolf Island *–Loose ID (paranormal gothic)

Gould, Judith–The Parisian Affair *–Signet (reprint)

MacKeever, Maggie–Waltz with a Vampire *–Zebra (vampire)

Marshall, Michael–Blood of Angels *–Jove

McCarthy, Teresa–The Convenient Bride–Signet (Regency)

Shalvis, Jill–Get a Clue *–Kensington Brava (trade pb)

Snowden, Faye–The Savior *–Dafina

Ward, J.R.–Dark Lover *–Signet Eclipse (paranormal vampire romance)

August 2005

Adams, C.T. and Cathy Clamp–Moon’s Web *–Tor (paranormal werewolf)

Adair, Cherry–Hot Ice *–Ballantine (HC)

Bateman, Tracy V.–Reasonable Doubt *–Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #4 (inspirational)

Beaton, M.C.–The Perfect Paragon *– St. Martin’s Minotaur (HC)

Becka, Elizabeth–Trace Evidence *–Hyperion (HC)

Blanchard, Alice–Life Sentences *–Warner (HC)

Brown, Sandra–Chill Factor *–Simon & Schuster (HC)

Caine, Rachel–Devil’s Bargain *–Silhouette Bombshell #53

Clare, Pamela–Extreme Exposure *– Berkley Sensation

Cornelius, Kay–Summons to the Chateau D’Arc–Five Star (HC gothic)

Coyle, Cleo–Latte Trouble *– Berkley Prime Crime

Denton, Jamie–The Matchmaker *–Kensington Brava (trade pb)

Feagan, Stephanie–She’s on the Money *–Silhouette Bombshell #55

Ferrarella, Marie–Searching for Cate *–Signature Select

Fetzer, Amy J.–Naked Truth *–Kensington Brava (trade pb)

Flowers, R. Barri–Justice Served *–Leisure

Forster, Suzanne–The Lonely Girls Club *–Mira

Gerritsen, Tess–Vanish *–Ballantine (HC)

Gideon, Nancy–Warrior Without Rules *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1382

Graham, Heather–Suspicious *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1379

Gregory, Jill–Thunder at Dawn *–Dell

Hall, Connie–Rare Breed *–Silhouette Bombshell #54

Hambright, Jan–Relentless *–Harlequin Intrigue #865

Handeland, Lori–A Soldier’s Quest *–Harlequin Superromance #1293

Hardy, Kristin– U.S. Male *–Harlequin Blaze #199

Heitzmann, Kristen–Unforgotten *–Bethany House (inspirational)

Heller, Jane–Princess Charming *–Kensington (reprint)

Herron, Rita–Mysterious Circumstances *–Harlequin Intrigue #861

Jackson, Lisa–Final Scream *–Zebra

Kane, Mallory–Seeking Asylum *–Harlequin Intrigue #863

Kellogg, Marne Davis–Perfect *– St. Martin’s (HC)

Kerstan, Lynn–Dangerous Passions–Signet Eclipse

Kurtz, Sylvie–Eye of a Hunter *–Harlequin Intrigue #866

Laik, Judith–The Lady in Question–Zebra (Regency)

Lee, Annetta P.–Path of Thorns *–Indigo (multicultural)

Louard, Janette McCarthy–Smooth Operator *–Dafina (multicultural)

Mallory, Anne–Daring the Duke– Avon

Mann, Catherine–Code of Honor *–HQN

May, Lori A.–The Profiler *–Silhouette Bombshell #56

McFarland, Bella–Timeless Devotion *–Indigo (multicultural)

Medeiros, Teresa–After Midnight– Avon (historical vampire)

Michaels, Kasey–Maggie Without a Clue *–Kensington (reprint)

Neggers, Carla–Dark Sky *–Mira

O’Brien, Kathleen–Happily Ever After *–Signature Select

Rand, Naomi–It’s Raining Men *–HarperCollins (HC)

Rhoads, Colleen–Windigo Twilight *–Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #3 (inspirational)

Rhodes, Jewel Parker–Voodoo Season *–Atria (HC)

Roberts, Nora–Night Tales *–Silhouette Single Title (reprint) (includes Night Shade and Night Smoke)

Rose, Karen–Nothing to Fear *–Warner

Ross, JoAnn–Blaze *–Pocket

Rowell, Patricia Frances–A Treacherous Proposition–Harlequin

Rusch, Sheldon–For Edgar *–Berkely Prime Crime (HC)

Sparks, Kerrelyn–How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire *– Avon (paranormal)

Speart, Jessica–Restless Waters *– Avon

Stevens, Amanda–Going to Extremes *–Harlequin Intrigue #862

Taylor, Vickie–Her Last Defense *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1381

Thayne, RaeAnne–The Interpreter *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1380

Waldman, Ayelet–The Cradle Robbers *– Berkley Prime Crime (HC)

Webb, Debra–Urban Sensation * (Eclipse)–Harlequin Intrigue #864 (gothic)

York, Rebecca–Beyond Control *–Berkley Sensation (paranormal)

July 2005

Albert, Susan Wittig–The Tale of Holly How–Berkley Prime Crime (HC) (second in historical series)

Alexander, Hannah–Note of Peril *–Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (inspirational)

Avocato, Lori–The Stiff and the Dead *– Avon

Bancroft, Blair–Lady Silence–Signet (Regency)

Barnes, Linda–Snapshot *– St. Martin’s Minotaur (reprint)

Barton, Beverly–Killing Her Softly *–Zebra

Barton, Beverly–Ramirez’s Woman *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1375

Blake, Toni–In Your Wildest Dreams *–Warner Forever

Blake, Victoria–Bloodless Shadow *– Berkley Prime Crime

Bodoin, Dorothy–Cry For the Fox *–Wings ePress

Brockmann, Suzanne–Breaking Point *–Ballantine (HC)

Bruce, Gemma–Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? *–Kensington Brava (trade pb)

Burton, Mary–In Dark Waters *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1378

Camp, Candace–An Unexpected Pleasure–HQN (HC) (gothic)

Cassidy, Carla–Defending the Rancher’s Daughter *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1376

Clark, Mary Jane–Dancing in the Dark *– St. Martin’s (HC)

Clement, Cynthia–The Seduction of Sarah–Zebra

Coffey, Jan–Five in a Row *–Mira

Collins, Kate–Dearly Depotted *–Signet

Daniels, Angie–Love Uncovered *–Dafina Books

Daniels, B.J.–Shotgun Surrender * (McCalls’ Montana)–Harlequin Intrigue #857

David, Kay–Not Without Proof *–Harlequin Signature Select

DeFee, Ann–A Texas State of Mind *–Harlequin American #1076

Diamond, Diana–The Stepmother *– St. Martin’s (HC)

Diamond, Jacqueline–The Baby Scheme *–Harlequin American #1075

Doyle, Stephanie–The Contestant *–Silhouette Bombshell #52

Dun, David–The Black Silent *–Pinnacle

Handeland, Lori–Dark Moon *– St. Martin’s (werewolf)

Hauf, Michele–Once a Thief *–Silhouette Bombshell #49

Henry, Angela–The Company You Keep *–BET/Sepia (multicultural)

Hooper, Kay–Chill of Fear *–Bantam (HC)

Hunter, Jillian–The Wedding Night of an English Rogue–Ivy

Jensen, Kathryn–Hot Pursuit *–Silhouette Bombshell #50

Kenyon, Sherrilyn–Sins of the Night *– St. Martin’s (vampire)

Lisle, Holly–Last Girl Dancing *–Onyx (paranormal)

Logue, Mary–Poison Heart *–Ballantine (HC)

Low, Gennita–The Hunter *– Avon

Lowell, Elizabeth–Always Time to Die *–William Morrow (HC)

Marton, Dana–The Sheik’s Safety *–Harlequin Intrigue #859

McMinn, Suzanne–The Beast Within *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1377

Mitchell, Esther–Sight Unseen *–Triskelion (E-book)

Monroe, Lucy–Ready *–Kensington Brava (trade pb)

Muller, Marcia– Cape Perdido *–Mysterious Press (HC)

Novak, Brenda–Every Waking Moment *–HQN

Palmer, Diana–Before Sunrise *–HQN (HC)

Peterson, Susan–Hard Evidence *–Harlequin Intrigue #860

Robb, J.D.–Origin in Death–Putnam (HC) (futuristic)

Roberts, Kelsey–Film at Eleven * (Landry Brothers)–Harlequin Intrigue #855

Roberts, Nora–True Betrayals *– Berkley (reprint)

Rosemoor, Patricia–Ghost Horse * (Eclipse)–Harlequin Intrigue #858 (gothic)

Scoppettone, Sandra–This Dame for Hire–Ballantine (HC) (World War 11 era)

Simon, Clea–Mew is for Murder *–Poisoned Pen Press (HC)

Stephenson, Carol–Courting Danger *–Silhouette Bombshell #57

Stewart, Mariah–Brown-Eyed Girl *–Pocket (reprint)

Swanson, Denise–Murder of a Smart Cookie *–Signet

Thornton, Elizabeth–The Marriage Trap–Bantam

Wait, Lea–Shadows on the Ivy *–Pocket (trade pb) (reprint)

Watson, Margaret–In Her Defense *–Harlequin Superromance #1288

Wayne, Joanna–Justice for All *–Harlequin Code Red

Webber, Minda–The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein–Love Spell (historical paranormal)

White, Elizabeth–Under Cover of Darkness *–Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (inspirational

White, Kate–Over Her Dead Body *–Warner (HC)

Wilson, Gayle–Take No Prisoners * ( Phoenix Brotherhood)–Harlequin Intrigue #856