April-Aug. 2003

Recommended Reads

The links below provide more information about each book, and often include a synopsis, reviews, and picture of the book’s cover.

* = Contemporary Setting
HC = Hardcover

August 2003

Anderson, Gabriella–Ever Yours–Zebra

Arthur, Artiste C.–Object of His Desire *–Genesis (multicultural)

Barton, Beverly–Grace Under Fire *–Jove

Berenson, Laurien–Hot Dog *–Kensington

Bird, Beverly–Risking it All *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1240

Bowen, Judith–West of Glory *–Harlequin

Brant, Kylie–Truth or Lies * (The Tremaine Tradition)–Silhouette Int. Moments #1238

Byerrum, Ellen–Killer Hair *–Signet

Conway, Martha–12 Bliss Street *–St. Martin’s Minotaur

Dempsey, Diana–Catch the Moon *– Signet

Fallon, Linda–Shades of Scarlet–Zebra (paranormal)

Forster, Suzanne–While She Was Sleeping *–Berkley

Gregory, Jill–Thunder Creek *–Dell

Hall, Jessica–The Kissing Blades *–Jove

Housden, Frances–Heartbreak Hero *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1241

Jackson, Lisa–Whispers *–Zebra (revised reprint)

Karr, Leona–Semi Automatic Marriage *–Harlequin Intrigue #724

Lamb, Joyce–Caught in the Act *–Five Star

Louise, Kim–The Glory of Love *–BET Books (At Your Service)

Lowell, Heather–When the Storm Breaks *–Harper Torch

McKenna, Shannon–Standing in the Shadows *–Brava (Trade PB)

Michaels, Kasey–Maggie by the Book *–Kensington (HC)

Morgan, Hunter–The Other Twin-Zebra

Neggers, Carla–Cold Ridge *–Mira

Peterson, Ann Voss-Incriminating Passion *–Harlequin Intrigue #723

Putney, Mary Jo–Twist of Fate *–Jove

Raleigh, Debbie–My Lord Vampire–Zebra Regency (vampire)

Reese, Madalyn–No Place to Hide *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1242

Riley, Mildred–Meant to Be–BET/Arabesque (multicultural)

Robb, J.D.–Ceremony in Death–Berkley (futuristic) (reprint)

Roberts, Nora–Mysterious *–Silhouette (reprint)

Roberts, Nora–Private Scandals *–Berkley (trade PB reprint)

Schilling, Vivian–Quietus *–Penguin (trade pb)

Soos, Troy–The Gilded Cage–Kensington

Staub, Wendy Corsi–Dearly Beloved *–Pinnacle

Stockenberg, Antoinette–A Month at the Shore *–St. Martin’s

Stuart, Anne–Into the Fire *–Mira

Sullivan, Joyce–The Butler’s Daughter *–Harlequin Intrigue #722

Thayne, Raeanne–Freefall *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1239

Wilson, Gayle–Rocky Mountain Maverick *–Harlequin Intrigue #721

Winters, Angela–Saving Grace *–BET Books

July 2003

Anthology–Lover Beware *–Berkley
Fiona Brand, Christine Feehan, Katherine Sutcliffe, Eileen Wilkes

Anthology–On the Edge *–Mira
Heather Graham, Carla Neggers, Sharon Sala

Agnew, Denise A.–Marshall’s Law *–www.trebleheartbooks.com (paranormal)

Boyle, Elizabeth–Stealing the Bride-Avon

Brashear, Jean–The Good Daughter *–Harlequin Superromance #1142

Brockman, Suzanne–Gone too Far *–Ballantine (HC)

Browning, Dixie–Undertow *–Silhouette

Cameron, Stella–Cold Day in July *–Zebra

Castillo, Linda–The Shadow Side *–Berkley Sensation

Childs, Lisa–Sarah’s Secrets *–Harlequin Intrigue #720

Clark, Helma–The Counterfeit *–Jerston Press

Clark, Mindy Starns–A Dime a Dozen * (Million Dollar Mystery)–Harvest House (trade paperback) (inspirational)

Coffey, Jan–Triple Threat *–Mira

Cole, Kresley–The Captain of All Pleasures-Pocket

Conrad, Linda–The Gentrys: Cal *–Silhouette Desire #1524

Cowan, Debra–Burning Love *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1236

Creighton, Kathleen–Shooting Starr *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1232

Dailey, Janet–Shifting Calder Wind *–Kensington (HC)

Daniels, J.–Serpent in My Corner *–BET Books (Trade PB)

Denison, Janelle–Wilde Thing *–Brava (Trade PB–3 stories)

Denosky, Kathie–In Bed with the Enemy * (Lone Star Country Club)–Silhouette Desire #1521

Duncan, Alice–Fine Spirits–Zebra (ghost)

Dunn, Carola–To Davy Jones Below *–Kensington

Duquette, Anne Marie–The Replacement *–Harlequin Superromance #1145

Gardiner, Marilyn–When the Wind Blows *–www.wings-press.com

Gardner, Lisa–The Killing Hour *–Bantam (HC)

Garwood, Julie–Killjoy *–Ballantine

Greiman, Lois–The Princess and her Pirate-Avon

Hoffmann, Kate–The Mighty Quinns: Liam *–Harlequin Temptation #933

Holm, Jennifer L.–The Creek *–Harper Collins (Trade Paperback) (young adult)

Hutchinson, Bobbie–Far From Over * (Cooper’s Corner)-Harlequin

Jones, Linda Winstead–On Death’s Watch *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1234

Jordan, Nicole–The Prince of Pleasure-Ivy

Joyce, Brenda–Double Take *–St. Martin’s (HC)

Kane, Dixie–Chasing Lily *–Zebra

Kauffmann, Donna–Sean *–Harlequin Temptation #934

Kilian, Michael–A Sinful Safari–Berkley Prime Crime

King-Gamble, Marcia–Come Fall *–www.BET.com

King, Susan–Taming the Heiress–Signet (paranormal)

Lange, Kelly–Dead File *–Mysterious Press (HC)

Linscott, Gillian–The Garden *–Allison & Busby (HC)

Litton, Josie–Fountain of Dreams-Bantam

London, Cait–With her Last Breath *–Avon

Lowell, Elizabeth–Die in Plain Sight *–William Morrow (HC)

Martin Nancy–Dead Girls Don’t Wear Diamonds *–Signet

Matetsky, Amanda–Murderers Prefer Blondes *–Berkley Prime Crime

McSparren, Carolyn–House of Strangers *–Harlequin Superromance #1143

Michaels, Savannah–House of Cards *–www.wings-press.com

Miller, Judith & Peterson, Tracie–A Fragile Design–Bethany House (inspirational)

Miller, Julie–Kansas City’s Bravest *–Harlequin Intrigue #719

Miller, Micqui–Morning Star *–www.wings-press.com

Potter, Patricia–Dancing with a Rogue–Berkley

Quinn, Tara Taylor–Where the Road Ends–Mira

Reid, Van–Mrs. Roberto–Viking (HC)

Robb, J.D.–Rapture in Death–Berkley (futuristic) (reprint)

Robins, Eden–Yesterday’s Promise *–www.wings-press.com (ghost)

Rose, Karen–Don’t Tell *–Warner

Ross, Robert–Don’t Close Your Eyes *–Pinnacle

Shayne, Maggie–Enemy Mind * (Family Secrets)-Silhouette

Skinner, Melynda Beth–The Blackguard’s Bride–Zebra (Regency)

Slate, Caroline–A Fractured Truth *–Atria (HC)

Smith, Bobbi–Hunter’s Moon-Leisure

Strohmeyer, Sarah–Bubbles Ablaze *–Dutton (HC)

Waldman, Ayelet–Death Gets a Time-Out *–Berkley (HC)

Webb, Debra–Her Secret Alibi *–Harlequin Intrigue #718

Wisdom, Linda Randall–Roses After Midnight *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1235

Woodward, Barbara–Follow Your Heart *–www.wings-press.com

York, Rebecca–Intimate Strangers *–Harlequin Intrigue #717

June 2003

Alers, Rochelle–Renegade *–BET Books

Anderson, Beth–Second Generation *–Amber Quill Press

Armstrong, Kelley–Stolen *–Viking (paranormal) (werewolf) (HC)

Baker, Jeanette–The Delaney Woman *–Mira

Barron, Stephanie–Jane and the Ghosts of Netley–Bantam (historical mystery) (HC)

Barton, Beverly–Grace Under Fire (The Protectors) *–Harlequin

Binder, Pam–My Secret Protector–Pocket (paranormal)

Bird, Jessica–Heart of Gold *–Ivy

Bradley, Celeste–The Pretender–St. Martin’s

Burnes, Caroline–Babe in the Woods (The Legend of Blackthorn) *–Harlequin Intrigue #715 (modern gothic)

Byerly, Marilynn–The Game we Play *–double-dragon-ebooks.com

Cardin, S.G.–Are Your Dirty Little Secrets *–Universe (HC)

Casper, K.N.–Jackson’s Girls *–Harlequin Superromance #1134

Chazin, Suzanne–Fireplay *–Putnam (HC)

Conrad, Linda–The Gentrys:Abby *–Silhouette Desire #1516

Crandall, Susan–Back Roads *–Warner Forever

Daniels, B.J.–The Masked Man *–Harlequin Intrigue #716

Emory, Lee–Counselor at Large *–www.trebleheartbooks.com

Erickson, Lynn–In the Cold *–Berkley

Evanovich, Janet–Hard Eight *–St. Martin’s

Ferguson, Jo Ann–Faire Game–Zebra Regency Mystery

Foster, Lori–Riley *–Harlequin Temptation #930

Glass, Leslie–A Killing Gift *–Onyx

Guttman, Amy–The Anniversary *–Little, Brown (HC)

Hall, James W.–Off the Chart *–St. Martin’s (HC)

Harper, Karen–The Falls *–Mira

Hollis, Shannon–Her Private Eye *–Harlequin Temptation #931

Hooper, Kay–Always a Thief *–Bantam

Icilyn, Sonia–Smitten *–BET Books

Jackson, Lisa–A Twist of Fate *–Mira (reprint)

Kearney, Susan–Saving the Girl Next Door (Heroes Inc.) *–Harlequin Intrigue #713

King, Karen L.–The Wedding Affair–Zebra

Kingsley, Mary–The Reluctant Hero–Zebra (Regency)

Kirkland, Martha–The Secret Diary–Signet (Regency)

Kokoski, Jennifer–Notorious Angel–Hard Shell Word Factory

Kurtz, Sylvie–Under Lock and Key *–Harlequin Intrigue #7l2

Landis, Jill Marie–Lover’s Lane *–Ballantine (HC)

Leigh, Ana–The Law and Lady Justice *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1230

Lovelace, Merline–To Love a Thief *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1225

Lowell, Elizabeth–Running Scared *–Avon (reprint)

Major, Ann–Shameless *–Silhouette Desire #1513

Mann, Catherine–Private Maneuvers (Winged Warriors) *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1226

Matthews, Alex–Wedding’s Widow *–Intrigue Press (HC)

McCabe, Amanda–One Touch of Magic–Signet (Regency)

McCall, Mary Reed–The Crimson Lady–Avon

Meier, Leslie–Father’s Day Murder *–Kensington (HC)

Michaels, Fern–Trading Places *–Pocket Star Books

Michaels, Kasey–Maggie Needs an Alibi *–Kensington

Michaels, Monette–Green Fire *–LTD Books (paranormal)

Mignerey, Sharon–In Too Deep *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1228

O’Farrell, Maggie–My Lover’s Lover *–Viking (HC)

Owens, Robin D.–Heart Thief–Berkley (futuristic)

Peterson, Tracie–Under a Harvest Sky–Bethany House (inspirational) (trade paperback)

Raney, Deborah–A Scarlet Cord *–Waterbrook Press (inspirational) (trade paperback)

Robb, J.D.–Immortal in Death–Berkley (futuristic) (reprint)

Roberts, Gillian–Claire and Present Danger–Ballantine (HC)

Roberts, Nora–River’s End *–Jove (reprint)

Robinette, Kristin–In the Arms of a Stranger *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1229

Robins, Madeleine E.–Point of Honor–Forge (HC)

Rodgers, M.J.–For the Defense *–Harlequin Superromance #1137

Rosnau, Wendy–Last Man Standing *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1227

Scottoline, Lisa–Dead Ringer *–Harper Collins (HC)

Simmons, Deborah–A Man of Many Talents–Berkley (ghost)

Smith, Alexander–The Kalahari Typing School for Men–Pantheon (HC)

Spindler, Erica–In Silence–Mira (HC)

Springer, Jan–Love Through a Stranger’s Eyes–www.wings-press.com

Stevens, Amanda–Her Stolen Past (Cooper’s Corner) *–Harlequin

Sutcliffe, Katherine–Bad Moon Rising *–Jove

Taylor, Sarah Stewart–O’ Artful Death–St. Martin’s (HC)

Wayne, Joanna–Attempted Matrimony (Hidden Passions) *–Harlequin Intrigue #714

White, Kate–A Body to Die For *–Warner (HC)

Winn, Bonnie–Vanished *–Harlequin Superromance #1139

Wootson, Alice–Escape To Love *–BET Books

York, Rebecca–Killing Moon *–Berkley Sensation (first title in werewolf trilogy)

May 2003

Anthology–Then He Kissed Her–Zebra
Kate Donovan, Lori Handeland, Julie Moffett

Abrams, Nita–The Spy’s Bride–Zebra

Apodaca, Jennifer–Dying to Meet You *–Kensington (HC)

Barry, C.J.–Unearthed–Love Spell (futuristic)

Blackstock, Terri–Southern Storm * (Cape Refuge)–Zondervan (inspirational) (trade paperback)

Brand, Fiona–Gabriel West: Still the One *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1219

Brandewyne, Rebecca–The Love Knot–Mira (gothic)

Brandt, Beverly–Room Service *–St. Martin’s

Brant, Kylie–Entrapment * (The Tremaine Tradition)–Silhouette Int. Moments #1221

Burnes, Caroline–Rider in the Mist * (The Legend of Blackthorn)–Harlequin Intrigue #711 (gothic)

Burnham, Nicole–The Knight’s Kiss *–Silhouette Romance #7663 (paranormal)

Conrad, Linda–The Gentrys: Cinco *–Silhouette Desire #1507

Cook, Holly–The Sea Wife–Leisure

Creswell, Jasmine–Dead Ringer *–Mira

Davenport, Will–The Painter–Bantam (trade paperback)

David, Kay–The Target *–Harlequin Superromance #1131

Douglas, Carole Nelson–Cat in a Neon Nightmare *–Forge (HC)

Douglas, Kate–Last of the O’Rourkes *–Hard Shell Word Factory (e-book)

Ferrarella, Marie–The Baby Mission *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1220

Fowler, Earlene–Sunshine and Shadow *–Berkley (HC)

Fox, Roz–The Secret Daughter * (Raising Cane)–Harlequin Superromance #1128

French, Nicci–Land of the Living *–Warner (HC)

Greyle, Katherine–No Place for a Lady–Leisure

Hall, Jessica–The Steel Caress *–Signet

Hall, Linda–Steal Away *–Multnomah

Harlen, Brenda–McIver’s Mission *–Silhouette Int. Moments #l224

Hart, Erin–Haunted Ground *–Scribner (HC)

Herron, Rita–The Cradle Mission * (Nighthawk Island)–Harlequin Intrigue #710

Kearney, Susan–Defending the Heiress * (Heroes Inc.)–Harlequin Intrigue #709

Kenner, Julie–Aphrodite’s Secret–Love Spell (paranormal)

Kerstan, Lynn–Heart of the Tiger–Jove

Ledbetter, Suzann–A Lady Never Trifles with Thieves–Pocket

Lee, Rachel–Last Breath *–Warner (reprint)

MacDonald, Patricia–Suspicious Origin *–Atria (HC)

Martin, Kat–Midnight Sun *–Zebra

Mason, Connie–To Love a Stranger–Love Spell (reprint)

McCall, Dinah–The Perfect Lie *–Mira

McCauley, Barbara–Where There’s Smoke Dynasties: The Barones *–Silhouette Desire #l507

McCoy, Judi–Heaven In Your Eyes *–Zebra

Myers, Helen R.–No Sanctuary *–Mira

O’Farrell, Maggie–My Lover’s Lover *–Viking (HC)

Picoult, Jodi–Second Glance–Atria (ghost) (HC)

Quick, Amanda–Late for the Wedding–Bantam (HC)

Rinehart, Mary Roberts–The Swimming Pool–Kensington (reprint)

Rose, M.J.–Sheet Music *–Ballantine (HC)

Smith, April–Good Morning Killer *–Knopf (HC)

Snoe, Eboni–A Diamond’s Allure *–BET Books

Taylor, Vicki–The Last Honorable Man *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1223

Wayne, Joanna–Behind the Veil (Moriah’s Landing) *–Harlequin Intrigue #662

White-Owens, Karen–You Are Loved *–BET Books

Wilkins, Gina–Faith, Hope and Family * (The McClouds of Mississippi)–Silhouette Special Edition #1538

Wittich, Justine–The Shocking Miss Shaw–Five Star (Regency) (HC)

Woodward, Rhonda–A Hint of Scandal–Signet (Regency)

April 2003

Abresch, Peter–Painted Lady *–Intrigue Press (HC)

Apodaca, Jennifer–Dating Can Be Murder *–Kensington (reprint)

Bardsley, Michele–Midnight Intentions * –www.writers-exchange.com

Barton, Beverly–The Fifth Victim *–Zebra (paranormal)

Bowden, Susan–House of Shadows * –Signet (gothic)

Breton, Laurie–Final Exit * –Mira

Carrington, Toni–Red-Hot & Reckless * –Harlequin Temptation #924

Delinsky, Barbara–Heart of the Night * –Warner (HC reprint)

Devereaux, Jude–Wild Orchids * –Atria (HC) (paranormal)

Dun, David–Overfall *–Pinnacle

Emerson, Kathy Lynn–Face Down Before Rebel Hooves –Kensington (reprint)

Fallon, Linda–Shades of Winter –Zebra (ghost gothic)

Gaddy, Eve–Casey’s Gamble * –Harlequin Superromance #1122

Greene, Maria–The Ashcraft Curse–Zebra (Regency)

Haines, Carolyn–Crossed Bones * –Delacorte (HC)

Hambly, Barbara–Wet Grave–Bantam (reprint)

Heath, Sandra–Lavender Blue–Signet (Regency)

Irvin, Candace–The Impossible Alliance * –Silhouette Int. Moments #1214

Johansen, Iris–Dead Aim * –Bantam (HC)

Johnson, Joan–The Price * –Atria (HC)

Jones, Linda Winstead–Clint’s Wild Ride * –Silhouette lnt. Moments #1217

Joyce, Brenda–Deadly Caress–St. Martin’s

Kearney, Susan–Daddy to the Rescue * –Harlequin Intrigue #705

Kenner, Julie–Silent Confessions * –Harlequin

LaForge, Emily–Beneath the Raven’s Moon * –Pocket (gothic)

Lane, Connie–Guilty Little Secrets * –Dell

Lee, Anthony–Martin Quinn *–Morrow (HC)

Lewin, Patricia–Blind Run * –Ballantine (HC)

Low, Gennita–Into Danger * –Avon

Manning, Jackie–Tough as Nails * –Harlequin Intrigue #708

Martin, Kat–Secret Ways–Pocket

Michaels, Fern–About Face *–Zebra (gothic)

Neri, Penelope–Obsession–Leisure (gothic)

Parker, T. Jefferson–Cold Pursuit *–Hyperion (HC)

Perrin, Kayla–In a Heartbeat *–BET Books

Reeves, Adrienne Ellis–Reckless *–BET Books

Rosemoor, Patricia–VIP Protector (Club Undercover) * –Harlequin Intrigue #707

Sands, Lynsay–The Loving Daylights * –Lovespell (paranormal)

Shephard, Katherine–Fraternity of Silence *–Seven Locks Press

Spencer-Fleming, Julia–A Fountain Filled With Blood * –St. Martin’s (HC)

Stover, Deb–Mulligan Magic * –Jove

Swanson, Denise–Murder of a Snake in the Grass *–Signet

Thayne, Rae Anne–The Quiet Storm * –Silhouette Int. Moments #1218

Thornton, Elizabeth–Cherished –Zebra (reprint)

Walder, Cassie–Dream Lover–Ellora’s Cave (vampire)

Weaver, Ingrid–Seven Days to Forever (Eagle Squadron) * –Silhouette Int. Moments #1216

York, Rebecca–Phantom Lover * –Harlequin Intrigue #706 (modern gothic)

Young, Karen–Private Lives * –Mira