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Berkley Jove Giveaway for June July August Books

Who doesn’t love summer, and visions of long, hot days, preferably at the beach with an icy drink in one hand and a great book in the other? Well, you’re on your own for the beach and the drink, but for great reads, look no further than Berkley’s terrific line-up of fabulous summer romances. As before, I can only touch upon a couple of books each month, but for the complete listing, look no further than

We’ve got 26 books to giveaway so please drop a comment with TWO pieces of information: the books you want now AND the August/September/October Berkley Jove book you are most excited about. All the books in the giveaway are depicted in the cover slide. Enjoy! and good luck!

June 2009

KISSING MIDNIGHT, Emma Holly A new book by Emma Holly is always a luscious treat, and KISSING MIDNIGHT is the fabulous start to a new trilogy that will be published in consecutive months. Featuring a unique setting (1930’s England) and the return of Emma’s vampire creation, the upyr, KISSING MIDNIGHT has it all–terrific characters, compelling plot and white hot sensuality as only Emma can write it. Plus, it has a killer ending that will make reading the next book, BREAKING MIDNIGHT, a must. It’s a good thing then that readers only have to wait to July for BREAKING MIDNIGHT and August for SAVING MIDNIGHT!

ATLANTIS UNLEASHED, Alyssa Day I fell in love with Alyssa’s Warriors of Poseidon’s with her first two books, and I know I’m not the only one who’s been chomping at the bit for more books. The wait is finally over, and in a big way–ATLANTIS UNLEASHED is out in June, and ATLANTIS UNMASKED will be out in July. And boy, is it worth the wait–ATLANTIS UNLEASHED packs a wallop emotionally with the story of Justice, who is as damaged and tortured a hero as you can imagine. How he finds love and healing with Keely is something you won’t want to miss. Add heart-stopping action, memorable secondary characters and plot twists galore, and you have a recipe for an unforgettable read.

July 2009

BRANDED BY FIRE, Nalini Singh Who hasn’t been impatiently awaiting Nalini’s new Psy-Changeling novel? And it’s also the first time the focus is on two changelings. Mercy and Riley have been striking sparks off each other and generally stealing each scene from their first appearance, and boy, the sexual tension between these two characters is unbelievable. This is one romance you need to read with the air conditioning cranked up to maximum!

SAPPHIRE DREAMS, Pamela Montgomerie One of the joys of being an editor is discovering new voices, and Pamela Montgomerie is one of those voices you won’t soon forget. For readers who love time travel as well as pirates, this is the book for you. When Brenna Cameron returns to Castle Stour on the coast of Scotland seeking answers about her past, she can’t imagine that she’ll be transported to a seventeenth-century pirate ship and a crew of dangerous scallywags who haven’t seen a woman in far too long. Nor could she have dreamed of her desires for the captain who comes to her rescue…

August 2009

SHOOT TO THRILL, Nina Bruhns Nina Bruhns has been delighting category romance fans for years. Now, romantic suspense fans can enjoy for themselves the thrill ride Nina has crafted. The first in a new trilogy about black ops operatives, SHOOT TO THRILL is a sexy, edgy roller-coaster of a book. A disillusioned black-ops hero is kidnapped by his ruthless former employers and forced to go on a suicide mission back to the scene of his worst betrayal-but an innocent woman is caught in the trap and sent with him, forcing him to choose: her life, or his vengeance.

HAUNTING BEAUTY, Erin Quinn Erin Quinn is another new author, and the title of her book, HAUNTING BEAUTY, is a perfect description of her novel–her writing will haunt you with it’s beauty long after you finish. A mystical, magical tale that’s both contemporary and yet timeless, the book has all the magic of it’s Irish setting and traditions combined with a fresh, original plot. Danni Jones believed everything about her past-that she was an unwanted child abandoned by her mother. That she was an outcast set apart by her clairvoyance. That she was alone. Then came the stranger. Dangerously seductive Sean Ballagh appears out of nowhere with a startling story that will challenge everything Danni thought was true.

He claims that Danni’s family has been searching for her ever since she disappeared twenty years ago. He’s come to bring her home to Ireland. But Danni fears there’s more to his story than he dares to reveal. And the only way to find out is by following Sean back in time, to a forgotten past, to a world where nothing is what it seems.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


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