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Pocket Fall Preview & Giveaway

UPDATE:   This contest is now closed.

You all have shown such a strong interest in the Berkley/Ace/Roc giveaways that other publishers are beginning to notice. Pocket wanted to do a fall preview and share with you a few of their books coming out this fall and they are offering up 5 copies of each of the following books. Read the summaries and at the bottom find out how to participate in this giveaway.

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VenomVenom: An Elemental Assassin Book

By: Jennifer Estep

On Sale:   9/28/10

ISBN: 9781439148013

Price: $7.99/$9.99

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Description:

What kind of assassin works pro bono?

It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most. To the public, I’m Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland’s best barbecue joint. To my friends, I’m the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversized stalker-’Mab’s right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists. At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I’ll take my chances. Then there’s Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland’s finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I’m a cold-blooded killer . . . who is about to save her life.

Blood TrinityBlood Trinity: Book 1 in the Belador Series

By: Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

On Sale:   10/19/10

ISBN: 9781439155820

Price: $7.99/$9.99

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Description

Supernatural warriors bound by an extraordinary code of honor face an ultimate test of loyalty in the exciting new paranormal thriller from New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love.

Atlanta has become the battlefield between human and demon. All her life, Evalle Kincaid has walked the line between the two. Her origins unknown, she’s on a quest to learn more about her past . . . and her future.

When a demon claims a young woman in a terrifying attack and there’s no one else to blame, Evalle comes under suspicion. Now she’s on a deadly quest for her own survival. Through the sordid underground of an alternate Atlanta where nothing is as it seems to the front lines of the city, where her former allies have joined forces to hunt her, Evalle must prove her innocence or pay the ultimate price.

But saving herself is the least of her problems if she doesn’t stop the coming apocalypse. The clock is ticking and Atlanta is about to catch fire. . . .


Hellion in her BedA Hellion in Her Bed

By: Sabrina Jeffries

On Sale: 09/21/10

ISBN: 9781439167540

Price: $7.99/$9.99

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Description

Furious at his grandmother’s ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck-’and his heart-’at the card table against a most unlikely opponent.

Mired in scandal after his parents’ mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can’t resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family’s foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one-’and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.


Ecstasy in DarknessEcstasy in Darkness

By Gena Showalter

On Sale 10/26/10

ISBN: 9781439175774

Price: $7.99 ($9.99 CAN)

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Description

New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman. . . .

Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all-’a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the abilityto manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind.

To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction-’vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .


The Year of Living ScandouslyYear of Living Scandously

By Julia London

On Sale 10/19/10

ISBN: 9781439175453

Price: $7.99 ($9.99 CAN)

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Description

In 1792, the village of Hadley Green executed a man for stealing the Countess of Ashwood’s historic jewels. Fifteen years later, questions still linger. Was it a crime of greed-’or of passion?

When Declan O’Connor, Earl of Donnelly, arrives at Hadley Green to meet with Lily Boudine, the new countess of Ashwood, he knows instantly that the lovely woman who welcomes him is not who she pretends to be. In an attempt to avoid an unwanted marriage, Keira Hannigan has assumed her cousin’s identity and is staying at the estate while Lily is abroad. When Declan threatens to expose her, Keira convinces him to guard her secret, then enlists him in her investigation of the missing jewels, for she now believes an innocent man was hanged.

Unable to deny the beautiful, exasperating Keira-’or their simmering passion-’Declan reluctantly agrees. But neither is prepared for the dangerous stranger who threatens to reveal Keira’s lies . . . and Declan knows he must protect Keira at all costs, for she is the woman who now owns his heart.


We’ve got 25 books to giveaway. If you are interested, leave a comment and tell us one book you plan to read this fall (and we should too).

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

323 Comments

  1. INCiDeNT (Kayleigh)
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 04:22:38

    One of the ones I’m most anticipating:

    Play of Passion by Nalini Singh.

  2. Ell
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 04:30:57

    The final book in Nora Roberts’ Brides Quartet, Happy Ever After.

  3. Carol
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 04:58:13

    Been looking forward to this a lot and for such a long time: Crown of Crystal Flames by CL Wilson.

  4. Bonnie Ferguson
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 05:24:01

    His Darkest Embrace by Juliana Stone.

  5. arani
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 05:48:45

    Magic at the Gate – Devon Monk, book no. 5 of the Allie Beckstrom novel.

  6. J
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 05:51:34

    I’m eagerly awaiting All Clear by Connie Willis. Finally, I’ll know what happens to the characters introduced in Blackout.

  7. Carolyn
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 05:53:03

    Just one? Oh well then,The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook.

  8. j3nny
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:00:00

    I’m definitely gonna read Play of Passion by Nalini Singh. I can’t believe it’s not out yet >_<!

  9. Tory M
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:17:54

    So many, but definitely “Skating around the Law” by Joelle Charbeanneau (yeah, I can’t spell that last name), and “Hellion in Her Bed” by Sabrina Jeffries.

  10. Sally Wilburn
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:22:03

    Hellion in her bed by Sabrina Jeffries.

  11. ms bookjunkie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:29:29

    Ha! Four of my anticipated reads have already been mentioned (#s 1,2,3 & 7) so I’m going to go with Ilona Andrews’s BAYOU MOON. Which will be out soon, woot!

  12. Keishon
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:30:13

    You can skip over me for the contest since I don’t do paper. My most anticipated read for the Fall is…The Iron Duke. Love that freaking cover and you have certainly got me excited to read it.

  13. Virginia C
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:37:40

    I definitely want to read “Venom”! Jennifer Estep has created a fabulous fantasy femme fatale in Gin Blanco. The “Elemental Assains” series rocks the house! Outrageous, kick-booty females are a must read : )

  14. Babs
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:45:03

    I’m looking forward to NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL/Susan Donovan and NO PLACE TO RUN/Maya Banks (the next KGI novel…)

    The YEAR OF LIVING SCANDALOUSLY looks like it will have to go on my “to purchase” list…

  15. Emma Hillman
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:46:15

    Alpha by Rachel Vincent. I’ve been patiently waiting since I finished reading the previous book in the series, but now I can’t wait any longer. I NEED to know what happens!

  16. Taryn Kincaid
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:51:23

    Hellion in Her Bed, Sabrina Jeffries

    (And too many others to list!)

  17. Lobo
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:51:28

    I enjoyed the Shopaholic books so plan to read Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.

  18. Danielle D
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 06:54:04

    I can’t wait for Year of Living Scandously.

  19. jody
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:11:01

    The Iron Duke–I’m intrigued by steampunk, but have yet to find a book in the genre that really grabbed me.

    The Year Of Living Scandalously sounds like it has everything I like. Gotta love a Regency mystery.

  20. mdegraffen
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:12:31

    Definitely Sabrina Jeffries “Hellion in Her Bed”!

  21. Lori
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:13:30

    It’s hard to pick just one. But I’m really looking forward to Alpha by Rachel Vincent. I want to know how everything ends.

  22. May
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:15:32

    Definitely “The Iron Duke” by Meljean Brook. I can hardly wait.

  23. Lynnd
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:18:26

    Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn (the 4th Julia Gray book).

    I think that I will also have to add the Year of Living Scandalously to my ever-growing list.

  24. Bobbie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:27:42

    I LOVE Sabrina Jeffries and CAN’T WAIT to read the latest Hellion book!!! YEAH SABRINA!!!!!

  25. Lizzy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:29:20

    Hellion in her Bed. Love Sabrina Jeffries.

  26. Hydecat
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:35:52

    I am also planning to read The Iron Duke, but now I’m adding A Hellion in her Bed because my husband is about to open a brewery, and that’s just too apropos.

  27. SandyH
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:40:56

    I am looking forward to The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman as will as A Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore. I don’t know how I missed Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett but I just finished it. I have World Without End and am going to start it very soon.

  28. jayhjay
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:44:27

    Gosh, my TBR pile is huge! I am looking forward to reading Sin Undone in the Demonica series.

  29. Christine M.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:52:15

    Bayou Moon, by Ilona Andrews. It’s getting out next week and I can’t to get my hands on it!

  30. Mary Beth
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:52:25

    Picking one book that I’m looking forward to is incredibly hard! I think I’ll go with Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews. I’ve glommed by way through the Miles Vorkosigan books in the last 6 weeks, so I’m also really looking forward to CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold. See . . . I can’t mention just one book!

  31. Nadia Lee
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:59:37

    I plan to read SNOW CRASH by Neil Stephenson this fall.

  32. Heather S
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:03:18

    There are so many books I am looking forward to many of which are mentioned in the previous comments. Can’t wait to get my hands on Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion, Nora Roberts’ Happily Ever After, and so many more.

  33. EGS
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:07:57

    I plan to try Jeannie Lin’s Butterfly Swords when it comes out. I love that it’s set in China.

  34. Erica
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:21:42

    So many choices. I am looking forward to the next JD Robb, Nalini Singh, and the final bridal quartet novel by Nora Roberts.

  35. Debra
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:22:23

    I cannot wait to get my hands on the next Nalini Singh book and the next Maya Banks book in her new KGI series. The first book in the series was fantastic.

    Debra

  36. Natasha R
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:27:05

    Play of Passion by Nalini Singh! Eagerly waiting for it!

  37. Diane Mc.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:31:47

    Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold since I love Miles.

  38. Marie Harte
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:34:04

    I’m salivating to read Jennifer Estep’s VENOM. Gin Blanco is such an intriguing character. I can’t wait to see what she gets up to in this book.

  39. Linda Henderson
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:35:25

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting Sin Undone and Nora Roberts last Bridal Quartet book.

  40. Patti (Book Addict)
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:37:42

    I cannot wait to read Inside Out by Lauren Dane – I love this series!

  41. Lisa J
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:41:07

    Styx’s Storm by Lora Leigh – Breed books are my crack.

    Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion – I love her Psy/Changeling series and can’t wait for this one. The excerpt on her website is awesome.

    Of the books above – A Hellion in Her Bed has to be good since it is a Sabrina Jeffries.

    The blurb for Ecstacy in Darkness by Gena Showalter sounds intriguing and I’m going to give it a try.

  42. Sasha
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:42:50

    Can’t wait to read Courtney Milan’s TRIAL BY DESIRE — she was crazy good with her first novel. Vibrating with the excitement.

    Haven’t read Sabrina Jeffries, so I’d like to be up for that!

  43. Tamara Hogan
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:52:06

    “Play of Passion” by Nalini Singh.

  44. donna ann
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:57:50

    Looking forward to reading Hellion in Her Bed & 10 Ways to be Adored by a Lord. Mad About the Duke by Elizabeth Boyle is a fun read.

  45. Sofia
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:59:20

    Looking forward to both the Sabrina Jeffries and Julia London books but can’t wait for the first book in Lisa Kleypas’ contemporary series.

  46. Angelique
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:00:09

    I’ve got Sabrina Jeffries’ new one and Julia London’s new one on my TBR list. Also, I’m waiting (impatiently) for Nora Roberts’ last Bridal Quartet book to come out in December.

  47. lorenet
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:12:30

    I can’t wait for Inside Out by Lauren Dane.

  48. May
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:17:36

    Venom by Jennifer Estep (which you’re giving away!!!) is my #1 most anticipated book right now. I can not wait to get my hands on it!! LOVE this series so much.

  49. Scorpio M.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:18:02

    Megan Hart’s, Selfish Is The Heart

  50. Aislinn Macnamara
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:21:54

    Butterfly Swords, Trial by Desire, and Emma Wilde’s latest. The Sabrina Jeffries and Julia London titles both look interesting too.

  51. Sela Carsen
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:24:35

    Definitely IRON DUKE by Meljean Brook, but I’m also looking forward to Nalini Singh’s next Psy-Changeling novel, as well as Gena Showalter’s next Lords of the Underworld book.

  52. Bailey
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:27:57

    No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  53. Angela
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:30:34

    If I have to choose just one, from this fall, it definitely has to be The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. Which has been mentioned a lot!

    To pick something not yet mentioned: Grave Witch by Kaylana Price

  54. Kara
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:30:59

    Oh wow. I don’t spend a lot of time finding out what’s coming out, because I’m on a kick reading stuff that’s already out and I want to read all the classics I never read.

    However, I’m really looking forward to Rick Riordan’s “The Lost Hero”. I really loved the Percy Jackson books. Also, “Life” by Keith Richards. Well, I think that speaks for itself.

  55. farmwifetwo
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:32:22

    Venom by Jennifer Estep. I have the first 2 on my kobo. Excellent UF or… whatever you want to call it but set very much in today’s world with a twist so world building is easy to follow.

    Her other series is silly and fun to read as well.

  56. Kim
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:34:18

    One book I’ll be reading this Fall is Happily Ever After by Nora Roberts. One reason you should read it too, is that Ms. Roberts goes back to her writing roots – scripting a romance with no suspense or paranormal elements.

  57. Margay
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:34:32

    I want to read A Hellion in Her Bed, definitely, and The Year of Living Scandalously, and that’s just the beginning of my list!

    Margay

  58. SRS
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:41:57

    I’m really looking forward to Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold. It took me a while to get into the series as I tend to prefer fantasy to space opera type stories, but after falling in love with Bujold’s Chalion books I gave her Miles books another shot and found myself totally engrossed. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

  59. Sharla L
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:45:27

    It is hard to choose just one but “Hellion in Her Bed” looks great!

  60. Terri Snethen
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:45:55

    Can’t wait until Sept. 28th. Double Cross, the sequel to Mind Games, by Carolyn Crane is out. Couldn’t put that one down. Am anxious for the next installment.

  61. MaryK
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:51:31

    The Iron Duke, but since that goes without saying :) I’ll add another. Masques by Patricia Briggs.

  62. jcp
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:53:11

    I’m looking foward to reading The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry and While We’re Far Apart by Lynn N. Austin

  63. SaraC
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:03:05

    Venom – I really liked the first two and can’t wait for this one!

  64. JennyME
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:05:23

    The Iron Duke is tops on my list, although I feel somewhat guilty for adding to the TBR Mountain. :-/

  65. Mar
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:06:42

    I plan on reading Ecstacy in Darkness. I love Gena Showalter with my entire heart!

  66. Bailey H.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:08:34

    I plan to read Ecstasy in Darkness! Gena Showalter is an amazing writer! =)

  67. Ren Thompson
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:08:57

    Venom – Totally addicted to that series

  68. Ashley
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:13:20

    One book I plan on reading this fall is the Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. It looks like a really fantastic steampunk Romance.

    I also plan on reading and finishing all of Gena Showalter’s books. I just started Lords of the Underworld and I’m hooked :)

  69. claire
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:13:29

    Ilona andrews’s bayou moon! love her books

  70. Julie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:18:31

    Jeannie Lin’s Butterfly Swords is very very high on my list.

  71. Heather
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:19:08

    Don’t enter me, since I’ve been lucky and won recently.

    But I wanted to thank Jane, Dear Author and the publishers who do this. I love getting a peek at what’s coming out…and adding titles to my never-endling list.

    So, thanks!

    (And add me to the list that’s reading Play of Passion as soon as it comes out!)

  72. Dot Little
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:22:27

    I have “Venom” by Jennifer Estep at the top of my list for this fall. Her books keeps you attention to the end of the book. Looks like a long night of reading for me. :-)

  73. kisah j.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:22:47

    i’ve been waiting for venom like nobody’s business! The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook has gotten me curious, and i need to catch up on zoe archer’s series as well….

    so many books, so little time…sigh…

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  74. Jennifer Rayment
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:27:12

    So many to choose from – I would say Venom — but its in my hot little hands right now — so the next book would be When Pleasure Rules by JK Beck (Julie Kenner)

  75. Christine D
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:27:40

    I’m looking forward to Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. I love Sherrilyn’s Dark Hunters series!

  76. Jessica
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:30:17

    A Hellion in Her Bed sounds good. I’m been on an historical romance kick lately. Stayed too late last night reading Not Quite A Husband by Sherry Thomas – so good!

    Currently waiting to read The Spirit Rebellion, book 2 in the Spirit series by Rachel Aaron. Book 1, Spirit Thief comes out next week, book 2 comes out in October and #3 in December. Orbit sometimes does this with paperback series and I really like being able to read the whole thing at once.

  77. CrystalGB
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:30:28

    I am looking forward to reading Alpha by Rachel Vincent and Play of Passion by Nalini Singh.

  78. Kelley K.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:34:56

    I am waiting for
    -J.R. Ward’s CRAVE
    -Jacquelyn Frank’s DRINK OF ME
    -Gena’s ECSTASY IN DARKNESS
    -Sherrilyn Kenyon’s NO MERCY
    -Catching up on Kresley Cole’s Books!! Yum!! Gena totally got me hooked on her <3

    You should read them all! <3

  79. Mihir
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:36:02

    I recently read Mob Rules by Cameron Haley and thought it was a good debut featuring Dark UF more akin to the Ilona Andrews Magic series. It features a grey protagonist who’s ruthless and interesting to read.

  80. sya
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:36:20

    I’m planning on reading Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews.

  81. Donyale Williams
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:44:00

    I’m waiting on a few from Lauren Dane, Torment by Lauren Kate, Taken by Midnight just to name a few.

  82. MarieC
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:46:32

    So many books, so little money…

    Looking forward to:

    The Iron Duke
    Play of Passion
    Venom
    Bayou Moon

  83. Stephanie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:50:00

    The new CL Wilson books is driving me crazy waiting for it.

  84. blodeuedd
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:50:25

    I am waiting for Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Sanderson…oh and a bunch more like the Iron Duke

  85. Tanisha B
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:51:07

    Can’t wait to read Hungry for You by Lyndsay Sands

  86. Donna
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:51:41

    I can’t wait to read Ilona Andrews's Bayou Moon.

  87. martins
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:59:31

    Hellion in Her Bed and The Year of Living Scandalously. And a shout out to the Goddess Blogs – another fun way to wile away an hour or four . . .

  88. Viki S.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:08:49

    I’ll be reading Taken By Midnight along with Ecstasy in Darkness.

  89. ka
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:12:10

    Sabrina Jeffries’A Hellion in Her Bed.

    The cover is delicious!

  90. Faye
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:24:58

    The one book I’m planning on reading this fall is actually War and Peace. My husband insists it’s a romance!

  91. JWZ
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:29:22

    The Jeffries and London books are on my fall must read books, but also on there is the new Deanna Raybourn book – Dark Road to Darjeeling…I love the series and am excited for this next installment

  92. valor
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:30:50

    I’m on a back-list kick (I’ve been hunting up Jayne ann Krentz). But I too am awaiting the final Brides’ Quartet book by Nora Roberts.

  93. lada
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:34:18

    So many books…so little time…

    I’ve been looking forward to Patricia Briggs’ Masques and Wolf’s Bane, both out this fall.

  94. Brandy W
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:35:54

    I’m looking forward to NO PLACE TO RUN by Maya Banks. Book 2 in the KGI series. I really enjoyed the first one and can’t wait to get back in with the Kelly family.

  95. Ammarylis
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:35:55

    Hmmm. There are just so many books coming out this fall! I’d have to say Four Play by Maya Banks & Shayla Black. I hate Black’s Doomsday Brethren series but Wicked Ties was pretty good. As for Maya Banks, I’ve only read two novels by her so far but both of them were amazing. She is definitely my new favoite Erotic Romance author.

  96. Miranda
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:39:13

    Alpha by Rachel Vincent the final book in her Shifter series! I pre-ordered it months ago, I can’t wait for it to get here!

  97. Carol
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:40:31

    I am looking forward to Diana Gabaldon’s new book, The Exile.

  98. Catherine Gayle
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:41:01

    I’m going to read The Taming of the Wolf, by Lydia Dare.

  99. Christina C
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:41:33

    Year of Living Scandalously, By Julia London, its number 1 in my wishlist at B&N!!! Can’t wait for it to come out. Just love her.

  100. Pamk
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:42:30

    out of that list there there are three I need to have. lol I didn’t say I wanted them I need them. I can see hubby rolling his eyes now lol.
    I would love to have Venon by Jennifer estep, Blood Trinity by SK ANd Dianna Love, and Gena Showaltes too. I meet Dianna Love at Dragoncon and she is totally terrrific. Both my self and youngest son got tshirts with this book on it. I am going to be giving his away on my blog since it’s an xlarge and he’s a small/medium lol.

  101. Amy A
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:42:57

    Well, four of the books on my TBR list are the last four mentioned in this post! My TBR list is about five pages in excel, but I love series books, so I always have to write down the next ones. And I am also looking forward to Four Play. Been enticed by Shayla Black’s newsletters about that one for a while now-lol.

  102. Anna
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:44:01

    Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love.

    I’m a huge Kenyon fan so I never miss one of her books. I’m very excited to read what this new series is gonna be like.

  103. buell
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:44:44

    A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries!

  104. Lori
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:44:57

    Oh my goodness, The Iron Duke by Meljean. Cannot wait to read that.

  105. Shannon
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:45:15

    There are so many cant name all but am waiting on Hellion in her Bed and Year of Living Scandalously. Both Sabrina and Julia are two of my favorite authors.

  106. Tili S.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:45:51

    I’m going to read Ex Machina: Term Limits, the final graphic novel in a really awesome series which I discovered and devoured earlier this fall. It’s about a guy who gets superpowers, tries to be a superhero, mostly fails at that, but then prevents one of the planes from hitting the Twin Towers, and more or less as a direct result wins the election for mayor of New York City.

  107. Jennifer U
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:46:17

    I’m really excited about the Sabrina Jeffries book and Julia London. Oh, wait, and Nora Roberts’ final in the Bride Quartet!

  108. Suzy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:46:29

    Chains of Fire by Christina Dodd

  109. Mirta
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:47:46

    Year of Living Scandously by Julia London

  110. alison
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:51:48

    I’m planning to read The Year of Living Scandalously by Julia London. I love her historical romances!

  111. Teresa Miller
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:52:59

    I plan on reading them ALL!!! but especially Nora Roberts Bridal Quartet series, & Sherrilyn Kenyons Blood Trinity, & anything new by Linda Lael Miller.

  112. Melinda J
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:53:31

    I really want to read A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries. Also Blood Trinity by S. Kenyon and D. Love

  113. terhi
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:53:52

    Linda Howard’s latest. It’s sitting on my desk waiting for the “right” time to pick it up. So far I haven’t felt it. :/

  114. Caitie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:55:07

    Really looking forward to the new Lara Adrian :)

  115. Patsy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:57:20

    The Exile by Gabaldon and you should read it too as it will be a whole new way to look at a story that we already love.

    And I have not yet read Sabrina Jeffries, although Hellion in Her Bed looks awesome and I do believe it’ll be a great place to start.

  116. Maija A.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:58:13

    I’m waiting for the last book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

  117. Julie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:01:21

    The year of Living Scandalously!

  118. Diane V
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:06:23

    Can’t wait for Andrews’ “Bayou Moon” and Robb’s “Indulgence in Death”.

    Also am dying for JT Chronopoulos’s story “Loose Ends by Tara Janzen.

  119. Jessie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:10:10

    Nora Roberts ‘Happy Ever After’

  120. Little Lamb Lost
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:12:48

    I am really looking forward to CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAMES by CL Wilson.

  121. Laura L
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:15:30

    The Iron Duke and Play of Passion – Can’t wait!

  122. Ursula
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:15:48

    I guess on the TOP of the list is A Year of Living Scandalously. But there are 3 other books in the giveaway that are right under it. I will have all four as soon as I can..LOL. Love the giveaways. Keep up the good work.

  123. Carla
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:21:28

    Want to read it!!!!! Can’t Wait to read it!

  124. Lynnette
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:29:00

    I’m really looking forward to Venom by Jennifer Estep. Also Ecstasy in Darkness, because I will be caught up with the previous books in this series.

  125. Lani
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:30:05

    Year of Living Scandalously. Can’t wait!

  126. Tamara
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:30:49

    I can’t wait for Nora Roberts’ Happy Ever After, as well as all the new Christmas titles (I’m a sucker for them).

  127. Deanna
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:33:01

    While I plan on reading all of these, and more, the one that I can’t wait to get my hands on is by an author that I have not had the pleasure of reading yet. The book is… Poisoned Kisses by Stephanie Draven.

  128. Courtney B.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:34:00

    There are so many…A Year of Living Scandously by Julia London, Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux (I am on the waiting list at the library, so it will be awhile), Invicible by Joan Johnston and many, many others…

  129. Sara
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:34:34

    I would love to read “The Year of Living Scandalously” by Julia London. :)

  130. Rosie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:35:01

    Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion is at the top of my wishlist this fall.

  131. Danielle Gorman
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:36:50

    There are so many that I want to read. Here are just a few that I want to read-
    Crave-JR Ward
    Hellion In Her Bed-Sabrina Jeffries
    His Darkest Embrace-Juliana Stone
    Ecstasy in Darkness-Gena Showalter
    Seriously, I could just keep naming books. I just love to read!

  132. Shannon H
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:40:20

    I’ll be reading Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion the minute it comes out :-)

  133. Shelly Tallent
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:48:01

    Crave the 2nd in the Fallen Angel series by J.R. Ward! Can’t wait!!!

  134. julieid
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:53:10

    I’m looking forward to Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews and Behomoth by Scott Westerfeld.

  135. Amanda Isabel
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:58:15

    Ooh, well – I plan on reading Teresa Medeiros “The Devil Wears Plaid”, and three of the above titles, and then I need to finish off the Chosen Ones series from Christina Dodd, and “No Mercy” by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    Thank you! :D

  136. Jolene Allcock
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:58:31

    Just one?LOL There are so many I’ve been waiting for, but the one I’m most anxious for and feel like I’ve been waiting for ever for is Call me irresistible by Susan Elizabeth phillips

  137. Lauren Smith
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:58:49

    I’m up for all things Gena Showalter so I will be reading Ecstasy in Darkness!!!!

  138. maria pena
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:04:35

    i WANT TO READ ALL OF THEM !!!

  139. Holly Hare
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:06:08

    Definitely a Hellion in her bed by Sabrina Jeffries.

  140. Susan T
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:13:37

    Just a few that I’m looking foward to…
    JR Ward – Crave
    Sherrilyn Kenyon – Blood Trinity, Invincible and Darkness Within
    Maya Banks – The Darkest Hour
    Gena Showalter – Ecstasy in Darkness

  141. amber batts
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:18:09

    Estasy in darkness..all of showalters books are awesome and they always leave me wanting more..none of her books lack passion or pleasure or action and i know this will not be any different. i honestly can’t wait

  142. Dina
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:23:19

    HelenKay Dinom Impulsive

  143. Dina
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:25:08

    @Dina:

    sorry had trouble trying to post, correct auther name:

    HelenKay Dimon :)

  144. Aimee
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:28:22

    I plan to read, next, the final of the Ghost Trilogy by Heather Graham.

  145. Lovie Ball
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:30:48

    Venom: An Elemental Assassin Book -Jennifer Estep
    Worth Dying For – Lee Child
    Sea Story – Christine Feehan
    Play of Passion – Nalini Singh
    Athena Project – Brad Thor

  146. Robyn B
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:31:26

    A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries, of course!!

  147. Donna Kowalczyk
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:36:34

    Hellion In Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries sounds amazing! I’d love to win that one. :-) I plan to read J.R. Ward’s newest Crave, anything coming out by Christie Craig, definitely Taken By Midnight by Lara Adrian. Sex And the Single Earl by Vanessa Kelly, The Irish Warrior by Kris Kennedy. And I need to catch up on Karin Tabke’s Blood Sword Legacy series (loved the first book!).

  148. Patty A.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:43:08

    I will likely read them all but the first one will be: Year of Living Scandously

    By Julia London

  149. Vonda
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:43:29

    The Year of Living Scandalously of course!! All of these look like great reads though!

  150. Cathy Phillips
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:57:26

    I would like to win A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries! Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. SuzyQ
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:57:53

    I’m looking forward to reading the Goddesses books Hellion in Her Bed and The Year of Living Scandalously!

  152. Missy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:00:42

    Just wow. I can not believe how awful Simon & Schuster’s website is.

    Are you honestly telling me they WANT to sell romance? Or maybe they decided it was cheaper & easier to have Dear Author do it for them, than to invest any time or money in promoting their own authors.

    After a good 5 minutes of clicking around I found the romance category. Lets see the #3 suggestion was a Star Trek book, #6 was a western, and none of the authors highlighted in this blog post even appear in the top 10.

    Apparently their serious business website has no place for the romances they publish. Not impressed Simon & Schuster, if you actually want my business you could at the very least act like it.

  153. Ann Marie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:13:35

    I realize read the blurb for Julia London’s book that I’m a sucker for a secret identity story. Twenty years after my first viewing of “Twelfth Night,” and I finally figure it out!

  154. Julia David
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:16:16

    Year of Living Scandalously.

  155. krystal
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:18:17

    ectasy in darkness. I’m going to read crave by J.R. Ward

  156. Jane
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:19:48

    @Missy Well, think of it this way, giveaways are the gateway drug to new books.

  157. Barbara
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:22:20

    Year of Living Scandously, Hellion in her Bed and I can not wait for the continuation of the Deadly Series by Brenda Joyce, LOVE that series and hated when she ended it! Just read a new novel for this series will be out in 2011

  158. cories5
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:22:26

    “A Hellion in Her Bed” for sure and then “Year of Living Scandalously”. I’ve heard good things about “Venom” and may check it out, too.

  159. cyclops8
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:34:00

    I’m looking forward to Stephanie Tyler’s “Lie With Me.”

  160. Lisa N.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:37:51

    I’m really anticipating Play of Passion by Nalini Singh.

  161. Sarah M
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:38:09

    I can’t wait to read Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews! Thanks for offering this contest :-)

  162. Melissa (Books and Things)
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:44:14

    I’ve just read Venom and suggest that everyone pick up this series.

    Right now those Sherrilyn Kenyon and Gena Showalter books look like 2 I’d love to read for the fall! No, I can never pick just one. It’s like pistachios… :)

  163. Pocket After Dark
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:44:51

    We, of course, can’t wait for ALL of these titles! ;)

    Scanning along all your wonderful comments though, we noticed comment number 151 in particular, and wanted to just let Missy know that Simon and Schuster is very, very dedicated to their romance audience. As they should be! S&S is so dedicated, in fact, that this past summer we launched Pocket After Dark, a social networking book club EXCLUSIVELY for romance and urban fantasy readers.

    Pocket After Dark is a place for readers, editors, and authors to interact–post blogs/videos/pictures, rate books, particpate in message boards, take polls, AND read exclusive author-created content! We also give our members (it’s free to sign-up!) sneak peeks of our upcoming books! Sometimes, you get a free chapter, sometimes two, and sometimes, you can read an entire e-book for free to see if you’ve found your new favorite author in one of our wonderful storytellers.

    So, be sure to check it out and watch for your most-coveted fall read to appear! Right now, you can already read two free chapters of Jeffries’ HELLION IN HER BED!

  164. Auraya
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:50:40

    Play of Passion, definitely. It’s already pre-ordered and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  165. Ann Doman
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:51:00

    Any books by Linda Lael Miller or Nora Roberts or Julia London. Basically whatever I pick up; I read all of the time.

  166. Julie M
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:53:55

    Don’t enter me, I was lucky enough to win recently. Just wanted to echo a big Thanks to Jane for doing this in conjunction with the publisher(s).

    I plan to read Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke and Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion

  167. Chele
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:56:21

    No Place to Run…the next in Maya Banks KGI series…plus there are several others i will be reading before

  168. Lindlee
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:03:51

    There are actually quite a few books I’m looking forward to (many of them listed here), but at the moment I’m most excited about Courtney Milan’s Trail by Desire and Celeste Bradley’s Scoundrel of my Dreams. Both are coming out Tuesday, the same day I’m leaving on vacation. Yes! Books to read on the ride down to FL! Just what I love.

    Also, one book I’m looking forward to that I DON’T see listed is Anne Gracie’s Accidental Wedding.

  169. Scarletti
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:10:13

    It has been said before, Deanna Raybourn’s latest. Because, really, how can you not.

  170. LSUReader
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:12:59

    I’m really looking forward to Jennifer Estep’s Venom, one of the books on this list.

  171. Brenda Chan
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:21:07

    Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews :)

  172. Marie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:24:59

    I’m going to be unoriginal and say “Iron Duke” as well – I’ve heard so many good things about it!

  173. Teri C
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:32:37

    I cannot wait for ALPHA from Rachel Vincent. I have been awaiting this release all summer! I have also been waiting for Ecstasy in Darkness since I love Gena Showalter’s books.
    You should try The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. I just finished it and it was a great read.

  174. Pherin Bailey
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:35:23

    I actually plan on reading Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter this fall. I’ve been waiting for it for what seems like forever. You should read it, too, because Gena never disappoints!

  175. Susan Cote
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:38:52

    I’m looking foward to The Best of Friends by Susan Mallery and Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber. There are many more on my to buy list!

  176. Lynn
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:45:40

    It’s hard to pick just one since there are a lot of good titles coming out soon, but I would have to say “Cryoburn” by Lois Bujold — I have been waiting for years for the next Miles book.
    I am also looking forward to “Dark Road to Darjeeling” Deanna Raybourn, “Happy Ever After” Nora Roberts, “Indulgence in Death” JD Robb, and “Masques” Patricia Briggs.

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Lynn

  177. Donna S
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:46:07

    From this list I cant wait for Venom. Loved the first two.

    From other upcoming releases. I cant wait for When Pleasure Rules by JK Beck. Its a interesting alternate world she started and I cant wait to read more.

  178. Mandy Roberts
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:50:37

    Nora Roberts fourth book to the bride quartet, Christina Dodd Chains of Fire, Julia London Year of living scandously and Teresa medeiros Devil wears plaid, Susan Sizemore Primal Instinct

  179. Malin
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:51:48

    “Bayou Moon” by Ilona Andrews. I’ve been eagerly anticipating it for nearly a year now, and it’s finally out next week!

  180. Carol Causey
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:55:17

    Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries, also whatever Linda Lael Miller, Diana Palmer and Lori Foster has coming out. In other words LOTS!

  181. LEISA
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:56:11

    I CAN’T WAIT FOR HELLION IN HER BED…I TRY TO READ EVERYTHING I CAN GET MY HANDS ON….

  182. Angie G.
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:57:04

    I’m really looking forward to the new Lisa Kleypas contemporary…Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. Can’t wait!

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  183. MinnChica
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:03:40

    I am planning on reading LOTS of books this fall, there are some great ones that come out!! My most anticipated are: The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook, Play for Passion by Nalini Singh, and Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts!

  184. cead
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:06:58

    The size of my TBR pile is nothing short of embarrassing, but I’m really looking forward to the new releases by Madeline Hunter and Liz Carlyle (even if Carlyle is introducing paranormal elements, which I’m not normally into). A Hellion in Her Bed will have to be added to the list, though – my mother found out when she was researching our ancestors in England that one branch of the family ran a brewery for generations!

  185. Aran
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:07:01

    I’m waiting for Madeline Hunter’s third book in the Rarest Blooms series, “Sinful in Satin” to arrive in my Kindle from my pre-order. In the meantime I”m finishing up Julia Quinn’s Bevelstoke series with “10 Things I Like About You”.

    Would love to read “Year of Living Dangerously” or “A Hellion In Her Bed”.

  186. Aran
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:09:24

    Ugh, “Year of Living Scandalously” … “Year of Living Dangerously” used to be one of my favorite movies until Mel Gibson went all Tom Cruise crazy!

  187. Jessica
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:14:35

    I am planning on reading the new Liz Carlyle book, One Touch of Scandal… and whatever else you guys review that looks really good.

  188. Sahara Hoshi
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:17:59

    Definitely the Iron Duke by Meljean Brook and Ecstascy in Darkness by Gena Showalter. With the way things have been going….fingers crossed that I get a chance to win it. Need some more Gena in my life :D

  189. Missy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:24:32

    @Pocket After Dark:

    Then you should have linked these back to The Pocket After Dark site. And have a link on the main S&S site to take me there.

    Thank you for paying attention to my comment.

  190. emmad
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:27:18

    I’m so looking forward to Venom. Have read both Spiders Bite and Web of Lies so counting down the days :)

    Will have to look at Blood Trinity now too.

  191. Skip Maslan
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:33:42

    Blood Trinity & Venom both on my reading list!

  192. Amy Alvis
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:34:50

    A couple on this list, one of which is A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries

  193. Mickie T
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:55:27

    Like many who posted before me, I’m ready to read Venom right now! Loved the others. And I’ll give Blood Trinity a try, and certainly read the new Showalter. I’ll be tactful and not list other publisher’s books that I’m squeeing for.
    You wanted us to mention ONE book we’re excited about? Don’t be silly…

  194. Sotheara
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:58:39

    I can’t wait for Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion and Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke.

  195. Tami
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:07:54

    Well…after reading these posts, my reading list has now grown quite a bit! But the book at the top of my list to get my hands on and read is Incredible Dreams by Sandra Edwards. I love time travel romance!

  196. Betty Hamilton
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:11:57

    I would LOVE to win a copy of….. Year of Living Scandously
    By Julia London
    BUT, if I don’t win it, i will buy it. LOL

  197. Heather Kicsak
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:15:12

    Definitely a Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries!

  198. Megan
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:22:37

    Definitely The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. Wasn’t too excited until I read Here There Be Monsters and now I’m counting down the days until it’s released! CAN’T wait!

  199. Cherie J
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:47:07

    Play of Passion by Nalini Singh definitely. That series rocks!

  200. Robin K
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:50:30

    I would love to read all of the books shown. My TBR list is extraordinary long. But I suppose that makes me a book lover :)

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