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January Recommended Reads

Look, a new year and I’m already behind. Here are our January recommended reads.   There are more reviews to come of these books.   I promise.   We wouldn’t send you into the wild unknown without more information.   You can check out more January books at the coming soon catalog.

  • Here Comes the Groom by Karina Bliss, recommended by Jane and Lazaraspaste
  • India Black by Carol Carr, recommended by Jia and Jane but not a favorite of Jennie
  • Trouble by Linda Howard, recommended by Jane.   This is a collection of two of my favorite Linda Howard titles ever published: Midnight Rainbow (and NOT because the heroine’s name is Jane) and Diamond Bay.
  • SEALed With a Kiss by Jill Monroe.
  • Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, recommended by Jennie, Jane and Robin.
  • Hourglass by Jane Davitt (Torquere), recommended by Sarah F
  • One Real Thing by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox (Carina), recommended by Sarah F
  • All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon, recommended by Sunita
  • Champagne with a Celebrity by Kate Hardy, recommended by Sunita
  • Christmas Eve Baby by Caroline Anderson, recommended by Sunita
  • My Fair Succubi by Jill Myles, recommended by Shuzluva
  • Trail of the Tudor Blue by Gwen Roman, recommended by Jayne

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


  1. Raine
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 06:21:49

    Wooohooo… Another year of reading, bring it on :p

  2. Melissa
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 06:45:10

    Even though I have older copies of Midnight Rainbow and Diamond Bay, I still had to buy a new copy of Trouble by Linda Howard because I was excited about the new release! It’s a nice looking book.

    I am surprised not to see Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning, the excitement for that book after five years of waiting seems to be everywhere on Goodreads and Amazon.

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  4. Jane
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 08:54:52

    @Melissa No one has read the series here except Jaclyn and she hasn’t read Shadowfever. I’m anxious to find out how the series ends before I start.

  5. Shelley
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 10:31:42

    Random thought: I wonder how many of these ladies have had “work done” on their names. Can there be a real Karina Bliss?

    Maybe so.

  6. Kate Pearce
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 11:26:41

    Ooh I have really old copies of Midnight Rainbow,Diamond Bay and White Lies, which are some of my favorite Linda Howard books. I wonder why they didn’t put White Lies in there too?

  7. Janine
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 12:26:12

    Ooh, I didn’t know about Trouble by Linda Howard being a reissue of Midnight Rainbow and Diamond Bay. These are among her best books IMO, so you can add me as recommending these titles.

  8. Estara
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 18:30:14

    Another recommended read for January be me ^^ (just finished it yesterday) – especially if you already read the series: Eileen Wilks Blood Challenge, the 7th book in the World of the Lupi Urban Fantasy/Romance series is out!

    I’m also looking forward to reading Robin D. Owens new series from Luna that starts with Enchanted No More.

  9. Estara
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 18:31:24

    ETA: I really need to pick up Here comes the Groom and India Black

  10. Ann
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 22:25:02

    May I also suggest Nalini Singh’s “Angel’s Consort” (I think?) which is coming out on Jan. 25?

  11. Sally
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 22:17:12

    I’m interested in reading the review for SEALed With a Kiss by Jill Monroe. I finished reading it today and found it to be an average read. I liked the first chapter, but the rest didn’t have enough tension to keep me interested. It was a very easy book to put down.

  12. Jane
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 12:51:56

    @Sally: I liked it because I really thought it showed the two characters going from attraction to love. The two fit together, their strengths and weaknesses overlapping.

  13. Kaetrin
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 00:28:02

    I’ve just come back from holiday – I read One Real Thing by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox when I was away – I thought it showed D/s in a really beautiful light for these two characters; there was a real mutuality to it. I’m looking forward to reading Sarah’s review.

  14. Jane Davitt
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 17:09:01

    Thank you for including ‘Hourglass’ on the list; appreciate it!

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