B&N Bookseller Picks: March

B&N Bookseller Picks: March

Barnes & Noble buyer Jules Herbert is a driving force behind the excellent selection in Barnes & Noble’s romance section. Here’s his list of recommendations for the month of March:

Afterglow by Cherry Adair (Pocket Star, Mar 20th)

A high-profile celebrity wedding in Monaco is the kind of A-list event security specialist Rand Maguire excels at. Everything goes like clockwork, until guests start inexplicably losing all their inhibitions, the effects of Rapture, an erotic street drug.Now someone is circulating Rapture in a campaign of terror, intending to manufacture and sell it on a global scale. But Rand has no leads.

Sexy Lodestone agent Dakota North is sent to help Rand kick-start his search, armed only with her uncanny sixth sense. But what they discover in their race across Europe is more far-reaching and lethal than the drug. Dakota and Rand give in to an insatiable craving for each other in nights of pure carnal delight, no senses left untouched.  No Rapture necessary.

Assassins in Love: Assassins Guild by Kris DeLake (Source Books, Mar 1st)

When one killer falls for another

Love becomes a matter of life and death

Agent: Misha
Profile: Highly trained in every method the assassins guild has to offer. Always goes by the book.

Agent: Rikki
Profile: Rogue assassin who kills only to rid the world of hardened criminals. Hates organizations. Always does it her way.

Misha’s mission is to get Rikki to join the guild or give up her guns. He completely underestimated the effect she would have on him…and what heat and chaos they could bring to each other…

Deadly Sins by Lora Leigh (St. Martin’s Press, Feb 28th)

Logan Callahan has fought hard to forget what happened that fateful day, so long ago. But every night he tries to sleep, he relives the nightmare. Every time he closes his eyes, he sees the woman whose life he could not save…A newcomer in town, Sky O’Brien is a mystery to Logan. Like him, she is a night owl. Like him, she is fighting her own demons. Like him, she hides a secret in her eyes—a fire that consumes him with every glance. Could she be the one to heal him?

 

Oracle’s Moon (Elder Races Series #4) by Thea Harrison (Penguin, Mar 6th)

When Grace Andreas’s sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister’s two young children—neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace’s impudence towards the Elder Races.

Quinn by R. C. Ryan (Grand Central, Mar 1st)

When a series of increasingly dangerous “accidents” are plaguing Cheyenne O’Brien and her land, Quinn Conway can’t stand idly by while a woman is in danger. Fiercely independent, Cheyenne isn’t one to lean on others, yet she can’t deny her attraction to the rugged rancher offering help. Soon, the passion building between them proves as wild and untamed as the land she loves-and just as impossible to resist. But a relentless enemy is about to make one final devastating move. To survive, Quinn and Cheyenne must put their cherished freedom-and their hearts-at risk . . .

Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean (HarperCollins, Feb 28th)

The Marquess of Bourne may be a prince of London’s illicit underworld, but he vows to keep his new wife untouched by its wickedness. But this may prove to be more of challenge indeed as the Lady Penelope Marbury discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart.

Seduction of Phaeton Black by Jillian Stone (Kensington, Apr 1st)

A master of deduction, seduction and other midnight maneuvers, Phaeton Black is Scotland Yard’s secret weapon against things that go bump in the night. His prodigious gifts as a paranormal investigator are as legendary as his skills as a lover, his weakness for wicked women as notorious as his affection for absinthe. But when he’s asked to hunt down a fanged femme fatale who drains her victims of blood, he walks right into the arms of the most dangerous woman he’s ever known. . .

Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton (Penguin, Mar 6th)

The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson.

Witchful Thinking by H. P. Mallory (Random House Publishing Group, Feb 28th)

Jolie’s just been crowned Queen of the Underworld. She may possess a rare gift for reanimating the dead, but she doesn’t know the first thing about governing disparate factions of supernatural creatures. She can barely maintain order in her own chaotic personal life, which is heading into a romantic tailspin.First there’s sexy warlock Rand, the love of her life, from whom Jolie is hiding a devastating secret. Then there’s Sinjin, a darkly seductive vampire and Jolie’s sworn protector—though others suspect he harbors ulterior motives. As the two polar opposite yet magnetic men vie for Jolie’s affection, she must keep her wits about her to balance affairs of state and affairs of her heart.

Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey (Harlequin, Feb 21st)

Emma Shaw needs a husband, and fast! Not because she’s interested in romance—after all, she’s too busy with her landscaping company—but because Grandma Shaw is coming to town, and she will have nonstop questions about Emma’s (stagnant) love life.Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the army than he’s recruited by Emma to be her fake fiance. Sean doesn’t like the deception, but he can’t help his attraction to the feisty brunette. A little pretend kissing won’t hurt anyone—especially when there’s no chance he’ll fall for a woman with deep roots in a town he’s not planning to call home. But when fake, innocent kisses lead to very real, explosive sparks, Emma and Sean discover that their big ruse might just lead to happily-ever-after….
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