Fiction: Romance & Erotica
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and
Jessica Morgan (Apr. 7, hardcover, $26,
ISBN 978-1-4555-5710-3). The first adult
novel from the Fug Girls is a dishy royal
romance inspired by the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge. 40,000-copy announced
Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis
(June 30, mass market, $6, ISBN 978-1-
4555-8673-8). The first book in the new
Cedar Ridge series, set in a small Colorado
town, reunites a firefighter with his long-lost lover. 150,000-copy announced first
Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister (July
28, mass market, $8, ISBN 978-1-4555-
5921-3). MacAlister joins the Forever list
with a paranormal romance that spins off
her popular Light Dragons series. 50,000-
copy announced first printing.
The Moment of Letting Go by J.A.
Redmerski (Apr. 14, paper, $14, ISBN
978-1-4555-3153-0). Sienna Murphy
never does anything without a plan. And
so far her plans have been working—until
work takes her to the sun-drenched shores
of Oahu and places her in the path of sexy
surfer Luke Everett. 75,000-copy
announced first printing.
Opening Up by Lauren Dane (June
16, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-4555-8621-
9). Bestseller Dane launches the Ink &
Chrome contemporary erotic romance
series, in which two top-notch motorcycle customizers get very hands-on with
each other. 40,000-copy announced first
The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter (Mar. 31, mass market, $7.99, ISBN
978-0-373-77962-8). Bestseller Showalter
opens the Original Heartbreakers contemporary series with this match between an
ex-con and a down-on-her-luck waitress.
First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan
(Feb. 24, mass market, $7.99, ISBN 978-
0-373-78504-9). In the brand new Puffin
Island series, set in a small town in Maine,
a newcomer attracts the attention of the
local yacht club owner, who
wonders why she is so anxious
and overprotective of her
If You Only Knew by
Kristan Higgins (June 30,
paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-
373-78497-4). Sisterhood in
all its drama, hilarity, and tears
is at the heart of this romantic
Bachelorette for Sale by Gail Chianese
(June 23, e-book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-
60183-404-1). This sparkling debut dives
right in to everything funny, flirty, and
fiery about modern dating with the tale of
a sexy singles auction that comes with the
prize of a lifetime.
If We Lived Here by Lindsey Palmer
(Mar. 31, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-7582-
9435-7) both celebrates and skewers modern relationships and their milestones in
this examination of what it takes to commit to love, to a home, and to the life that’s
right for you.
Myth and Magic by Mae Clair (June 9,
e-book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-61650-721-
3). Caith Breckwood left his teen sweetheart, Veronica Kent, after a traumatic
event left him afraid to pursue a future
together. Twelve years later, Caith, now a
PI, is hired to investigate bizarre incidents
at the secluded retreat Veronica manages.
Both are forced to face their nightmares—
and the love they’ve never forgotten.
The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston
(Mar. 31, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-61773-
505-9). With her trademark outrageous
humor, Laurenston introduces a paranormal romance series featuring a band of
tough-as-nails female fighters and the men
who aren’t afraid to stand up to them.
Driving Heat by Zuri Day (Mar. 31,
mass market, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61773-
425-0) opens a five-book contemporary
romance series about blue-collar brothers
who meet their romantic matches. Eldest
brother Byron is a bus driver and single dad
with no time to date; Cynthia Hall has been
successful in her career and
unlucky in love. When their
worlds collide, sparks fly.
Change of Heart by
Molly Jebber (June 30, mass
market, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-
4201-3761-3). In 1899,
Amish midwife Becca Yost
is jilted by her fiancé. She
seeks refuge in the town of
Massillon, Ohio, and meets
Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing. Can their love transcend
the barriers of class and culture?
Nobody’s Angel by Sarah Hegger (Mar.
31, mass market, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-
4201-3739-2). Hegger debuts with a
contemporary romance about a woman
who returns home after a long absence and
wonders whether two wrongs really can
make a right.
You Can’t Escape by Nancy Bush (June
30, mass market, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-
4201-3464-3). When investigative
reporter Jay Danziger is nearly killed in a
bomb blast, journalist Jordanna Winters
senses a career-making story. Together they
can find out who’s responsible. But as their
investigation uncovers a string of unsolved
murders, each body branded in the same
way, Jordanna realizes that Dance isn’t the
only one in danger.
Beautiful Surrender by Sherelle Green
(Apr. 21, mass market, $6.50, ISBN 978-
0-373-86403-4). Mya Winters has overcome a tough childhood in foster care to
create a wonderful life. Organizing the first
annual Elite Events Charity Date Auction
is a way to give back to her community.
There’s one hitch—her sexy cohost, private
investigator Malik Madden.
An Island Affair by Monica Richardson (Mar. 17, mass market, $6.50, ISBN
978-0-373-86397-6). Jasmine Talbot is
determined to transform her family’s magnificent Caribbean property into a one-of-a-kind B-and-B. But she needs the help of
Jackson Conner, a proud, hunky contractor
with a murky past.