With the New Year comes new series, and I thought I’d share the scoop on some of the exciting new not-to-be missed continuities and miniseries to be found in category starting up this month.
Starting off the year in American Romance is Kayla’s Daddy by Laura Bradford. This is Laura’s first book for Harlequin! Not only is this a wonderful story about a long-lost letter that kindles one romance and rekindles another, it’s the first book in American Romance’s 12-book, year-long thematic continuity, BABIES & BACHELORS USA. A whole year worth of adorable babies and hunky heroes!
And if we’re not talking babies in American Romance, we’re talking cowboys!! Hill Country Hero by Ann DeFee has a hunky hero who’s a cowboy and a football player! This author’s fun stories always have a sense of humour – and this one is set in everyone’s favourite part of Texas, the Hill Country.
Bestselling author Lynne Graham is back with a fabulous new trilogy in Harlequin Presents with Pregnant Brides. She popped over to the I Heart Presents blog to discuss Book One, Desert Prince, Bride of Innocence and why she loves to make her character suffer…interesting reading! Also available this month from Presents is the all-new At His Service miniseries featuring Cinderella heroines and billionaire heroes, all beginning with the passionate rags-to-riches story Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper by India Grey. I don’t know about you but I LOVE to escape into Presents…glamorous settings, passionate men and more money than you can imagine…. The perfect recipe for romance!
Also, USA Today bestselling author Marie Ferrarella leads an all-new 6-book continuity about a fertility clinic and the romance concieved there with Prescription for Romance in the new The Baby Chase seres in Silhouette Special Edition.These contemporary romances from the Silhouette Special Edition line will strike a chord with you as heroines find the balance between their work lives and personal lives on the way to true love!
Meet six gorgeous men in Harlequin Romance this month in the new International Grooms miniseries. Each title is set in a different country or setting and the authors have created different tips, travelogues and information on the settings that you can read about in their blog… Get your lasso at the ready for rugged rancher Dillon in Rodeo Bride by Myrna Mackenzie. This month also features a debut author, and Cara Colter’s “proposal” book, which features the winning proposal from the eHarlequin Competition “Diamond Proposal” contest we hosted last year.
From Superromance and Romantic Times Career Achievement award winning author C.J. Carmichael, we have a three-book miniseries, The Fox & Fisher Detective Agency, running from January to March. The titles are: Perfect Partners, The P.I. Contest and Receptionist Under Cover available in March. I’m told these books have a light mystery element and are solid, satisfying reads. More than a romantic relationship, it’s mainstream romance with the promise of happy ever after!
If you’re in the mood for a little intrigue then check out the Bodyguard of the Month a new 12 month continuity starting off with The Socialite and the Bodyguard by Dana Martin. These stories feature rugged, tough bodyguards who are more than capable of protecting their innocent women. Tune in every month for edge-of-your-seat reads and a new powerful bodyguard adventure available from Harlequin Intrigue.
You can find more spine-tingling reading with Twin Targets by Marta Perry. This book is the first book in a new six-book Love Inspired Suspense continuity series, Protecting the
Witnesses, which focuses on looming danger and forever love in the witness protection program. With a flood of unsolved murders, those connected to the program are running scared.
And if your tastes run to Historicals the editors also recommend The Duke’s Redemption by Carla Capshaw, a terrific story about a British nobleman who comes to South Carolina to find his brother’s murderer and falls in love with a young colonial woman–who might just be a spy!
I’ll be back next week with some more series to check out until then, what series are you most looking forward to this year?