Booking It–Keepers and New Releases Back to Blog

I’ve read two books recently that have earned spots on my keeper shelf:

Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole


Coyote’s Mate by Lora Leigh

(Both of these books can stand alone, though they are each involved in a series.)

These two books were the kind of awesomely good stories that keep me up at night. I read them as fast as I could (the first time), then re-read slower the second. :-)  Thank you, Kresley Cole and Lora Leigh!

Does anyone else have any new keepers you’d like to tell me about?

By the way, I’m blogging about exactly what makes a book a keeper over at Divas of the Dark.

Several of my Bradford sister authors have new releases out this month, so I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about them.

The always awesome Anya Bast has a very steamy new story out from Samhain this month:

Anya is such a great author–I love the worlds that she creates.

Shelli Stevens also has a hot release from Samhain Publishing this month:  TEMPTING ADAM.  Want to read an excerpt or watch the trailer?   I love book trailers–and I love the tagline for this book:  “The man she wants is the one she must deceive.”  Ah, Shelli, you’ve got my attention!  Shelli is a busy author this year–lots of great releases!

Do you like sexy western romances? I do-I got hooked on those years ago with Elizabeth Lowell’s “Only” books. Do you remember those?  ONLY MINE, ONLY HIS…great books. Yeah, they made me cry.  But the good cry.

Well, Beth Williamson has a western romance scheduled to release next Tuesday from Kensington Brava. (Congrats, Beth!!  Another Brava gal!)

Want blurbage?

Plum Creek, Colorado 1872

The Right Man Comes Along

Madeline Brewster practically owns Plum City, Colorado. But at thirty-two, she knows she has missed any chance for happiness. Until she finds a tall, strong, handsome Irishman on the wrong end of the hangman’s noose. Suddenly this unconventional woman comes up with an outrageous idea . . .

Teague O’Neal has rugged cheekbones, tousled black curls, and eyes as blue as the sky, even if he is caked in Colorado mud. The men insist they caught him horse-thieving, and there’s something desperate about him that says he’d do anything for a buck.

Maybe it was pure chance, or maybe it was something more that brought Madeline and Teague together. But one thing’s clear, between a woman who has just about everything she could ever want, and a man who’s lost that and more, they might find something in between worth living for.


Jodi Lynn Copeland also has a February release.  ESCAPE TO ECSTASY is a Kensington Aphrodisia, and it sure seems like the right book to warm up a cold winter night!:

Sexual healing…there’s nothing like it. And Ecstasy Island is where it happens. Meet two heroes who know exactly how to vanquish a woman’s every fear and teach her to love—and fully live—again. But this erotic escape is by invitation only…

And to round out the Bradford group for February, the talented Denise Agnew has a new Heart of Justice book available:  IN HER DEFENSE.


Celeste Rice’s life has been shattered by terrible violence more than once. Violence threatens to creep back into Celeste’s world when her ex-boyfriend stalks her. When Celeste inherits her aunt’s home, she decides to move back into her childhood neighborhood after long years away. Upon her prodigal return, she encounters old friend and long-time object of her desire, Mick MacGilvary at a charity event and knows that she is finally ready to pursue that heart-stopping attraction. She believes she’ll stop craving him if she has sex with him once and gets it out of her system. She decides to test the wildfire attraction, even though Mick’s violent past and his SWAT position frighten her.

Mick will do anything in her defense…

SWAT cop Mick MacGilvary’s instincts tell him Celeste’s ex-boyfriend has something evil up his sleeve. Mick’s uneasy past with Celeste makes him gun-shy around her. His protective feelings for Celeste have never abandoned him. Ten years ago, Celeste rejected his advances, and he hasn’t forgotten. The heavy-duty attraction he’s always had for her ramps up now that she’s near. Better yet, she’s obviously interested in bedding him.

Danger lurks around the corner…

Caught up in a passion neither of them can deny, Mick and Celeste’s strengths and weaknesses are tested when her ex-boyfriend decides if he can’t have her, no one will.


Sounds like another fast-paced, sexy read Denise!  :-)

And Bradford ladies–you are busy!

If you’ve got a book you’re reading that you want me to know about, please, post away!

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9 responses to “Booking It–Keepers and New Releases”

  1. Edie says:

    Great covers and blurbs. For sure, I’m going to buy The Education of Madeline by Beth Williamson as soon as it’s out. I haven’t read a good Western romance in a while.

    I’m re-reading Amanda Quick’s Wicked Widow. It’s been awhile since I reread a book, but I think the last one was a Jayne Ann Krentz. Obviously she’s one of my favorite authors.

  2. Willa says:

    Oh – love a good Western. Loved Lowell’s Only series, Linda Howard’s 3 – Lady Of The West, Angel Creek & Touch Of Fire. Also loved Sarah McCarty’s Promises Linger, that rare book – erotica with a good story! 😉

    Is it just me or does the cover model for Beth Williamson’s book look about 15?! I must be getting old!! 😀

  3. Greta says:

    I just finished reading Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden. In my opinion this is her best book to date. The hero is just dang yummy and he’s a dragon shifter and I looooove dragon shifters. The heroine is kick ass but vulnerable all at the same time. The book is action packed from the first page to the last page.

    And any book that stop watching a NASCAR race to read on is awesome.

  4. Brandy says:

    Awww, Greta that’s just mean! *G* We can’t get the book until the end of March! I read Dogs and Goddesses last weekend and it’s sitting on my keeper shelf. As is Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon. Right now I’m reading Kill For Me by Karen Rose.

  5. Michele says:

    Recent keepers for my collection are Deborah Cooke’s Dragon Fire series. The third book in the series, Kiss of Fate, just came out this month. Could not put this book down!!!!

    Read “Taken” by Anya Bast. LOVED IT!!!! Definitely recommend that one. Waiting for my turn at my library for “Demon King”, so glad to hear that one will be worth the wait. While I’m waiting might need to get me a copy of “Coyote’s Mate” :) Thanks for giving us all a heads up on all the new reads for this month Cynthia :)

  6. Karin says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the upcoming releases. The one that I finished that is going on my keeper shelf is The Flame and the Shadow by Denise Rossetti. I absolutely love Gray and Shad.

  7. Cynthia Eden says:

    Edie, JAK is one of my favorites, too! You can’t ever go wrong with her–that’s my philosophy, anyway!!

    Oh, Willa, I loved those Linda Howard books!!! Those are sittin’ proudly on my keeper shelf! And, of course, you’re not getting old–none of us are! Psst!As if! :-)

    Aw, Greta–you so made me smile. Thank you!! Thank you!

    Brandy, I want to read that Karen Rose book. I lover her covers, btw. Love ’em.

    Michele, I’ve been wanting to give those Dragon Fire books a try. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Hi, Karin! I also enjoy Denise’s work, so I’ll have to look for The Flame and The Shadow.

    Thanks, everyone!

  8. Anya Bast says:

    Thanks for the mention, Sweetie!

  9. Thanks so much Cynthia for the mention!

    Denise A. Agnew