Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection are:

A Devil Named Desire (Devil’s Bargain, Book 2) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

In the second spin-off of the RITA Award-winning Nicki Styx series, Terri Garey takes another look at the dark side of history’s original and most diabolical bad boy — Sammy (Satan) Divine — as he sets out to prove to his old friend, the archangel Gabriel, that when forbidden fruit comes in the form of a woman, it can be very hard to resist. Garey is also the author of Devil Without a Cause, the first volume in this series.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Avon (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061986402
ISBN-13: 978-0061986406

Before She Dies [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

In death, they are purified. Holding his victims under water, he washes away their sins as they struggle for their last breath. Then he stakes their bodies to the ground, exposing them for what they really are. Witches, sent to tempt and to corrupt. No one knows about defence attorney Charlotte Wellington’s murdered sister, or about her childhood spent with the carnival that’s just arrived in town. For Charlotte, what’s past is past. But others don’t agree. And as a madman’s body count rises, she and Detective Daniel Rokov are drawn into a mission that’s become terrifyingly personal.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Zebra (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1420110217
ISBN-13: 978-1420110210

Secrets of the Lost Summer [Mass Market Paperback]

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A wave of hope carries Olivia Frost back to her small New England hometown nestled in the beautiful Swift River Valley. She’s transforming a historic home into an idyllic getaway. Picturesque and perfect, if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door .…

Dylan McCaffrey’s ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can’t resist … any more than he can resist his new neighbor. Against this breathtaking landscape, Dylan and Olivia pursue long-buried secrets and discover a mystery wrapped in a love story … past and present.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Mira (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778313115
ISBN-13: 978-0778313113

Next of Kin (Rebel Ridge Novel) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

Beth Venable has seen too much. Witness to a major mob hit, she’s placed in protective custody until the trial. But after her third safe house is riddled with bullets, she goes off-grid to save herself. What the FBI can’t do, her kinfolk will.

The beautiful but forbidding Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky welcome Beth back, dirt roads and rustic shacks a world apart from L.A. But her homecoming — even her blissful reunion with strong, silent Ryal Walker — is made bittersweet by the fight she’s brought to the clan’s doorstep. Hidden in a remote cabin with the man she’s always wanted, Beth begins to dream of a new life: her old one. But after so long, with such dangers stalking her … impossible.

But love can distill life down to its essence: an elixir of pure hope, nerve — and the will to survive.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Mira (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778313123
ISBN-13: 978-0778313120
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4

Last Man Standing [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

A deadly mission.

A thirst for revenge.

One headstrong alpha hero and one daring woman will settle the score.

LAST MAN STANDING Special operative Joe Green has gone vigilante.

His mission: avenge his Black Ops, Inc., brother’s death during a bloody ambush years ago in Sierra Leone.

He refuses to drag the BOI team or his lover, Stephanie Tompkins, into the hunt for the man responsible, so when he finds himself beaten, starving, and alone after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Freetown priest, he knows he’s as good as dead. Joe meant to protect Stephanie when he walked out on their relationship, but he can’t stop her now from executing his escape. Breaking him out of prison is the easy part.

After Joe’s explosive theory pans out and his cunning enemy emerges as the front runner for a high-level presidential appointment, he and Stephanie must race to derail the traitor’s conspiracy if they are to save their loved ones, the nation, and each other.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451606826
ISBN-13: 978-1451606829

Seduction (The Spymaster’s Men) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

Dominic Paget, the earl of Bedford, will do anything to resume spying upon Britain’s enemies. Badly wounded, he is put will do anything in the care of a beautiful gentlewoman, Julianne Greystone, only to discover that her sympathies lie with his enemies. Yet he can’t help but seduce the woman who saved his life — hoping she never learns of his betrayal.

Julianne is captivated by the wounded stranger she believes is a revolutionary hero. Until she discovers the truth … her “hero” is the privileged earl of Bedford. Devastated and determined to forget him, Julianne travels to London. But when she finds herself in danger, it is Bedford who comes to the rescue. Now Julianne must navigate the intrigues of a perilous city, the wild yearnings of her own heart and the explosion of their passion.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373776551
ISBN-13: 978-0373776559

Island Flame [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

Lady Catherine Aldley was en route to London when pirates attacked her ship. Just in time, Captain Jonathan Hale rescued her from his own men, sweeping her into his arms, staking his claim on the pampered daughter of England’s ambassador to Portugal. His searing kisses kindled unfamiliar passions, but she vowed to make him her prisoner of desire … Jonathan Hale was a legendary and daring pirate who never took captives and always escaped – until he saw the headstrong beauty he couldn’t leave behind. She was fire and ice, a lady outraged, a tigress in his arms. Cathy refused to be treated like chattel, yet yielded to his sensual invasion as she conquered his body and soul. She made loving truly dangerous, exposing his deepest fears-and his mutinous heart …

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star; Reissue edition (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451649789
ISBN-13: 978-1451649789

Secrets of An Accidental Duchess (A Donovan Novel) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

With her pale hair and slim figure, Olivia Donovan looks as fragile as fine china, and has been treated as such by her sisters ever since a childhood bout with malaria. But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess…

It was a reckless wager, and one Max couldn’t resist: seduce the alluring Olivia or forfeit part of his fortune. Yet the wild, soon-to-be Duke never imagined he’d fall in love with this innocent beauty. Nor could he have guessed that a dangerously unpredictable rival would set out to destroy them both. Now, Max must beat a Madman at his own twisted game – or forever lose the only woman to have ever won his heart.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Forever (February 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446573159
ISBN-13: 978-0446573153

 

 

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