Here’s what’s coming this month from Random House Romance.
| Naughty & Nice by Ruthie Knox, Molly O’Keefe & Stefanie Sloane (On Sale 11/5)
’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly becoming the biggest names in the genre. Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a prequel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night.
| The Devil’s Thief by Samantha Kane (On Sale 11/12)
The daughter of a reformed jewel thief, Julianna Harte knows a thing or two about stealth. When the foundling home she provides for finds itself in dire financial straits, Julianna is forced to do the unthinkable. In a bit of misguided Robin Hood derring-do, she slips through the window of a wealthy rake to search for a treasure she knows is there: an invaluable pearl. But when the towering and very naked occupant of the moonlit bedroom ambushes her with a bargain—a night in his bed in exchange for the pearl—Julianna doesn’t know if it’s masculine heat or sheer desperation that makes his terms so tempting.
| Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich (On Sale 11/20)
From #1 New York Times bestselling author JANET EVANOVICH comes Notorious Nineteen. Whether Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum is tracking down a con man or working side-by-side with the two hottest men in town she must remember no guts…no glory!
| A Christmas Bride / A Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh (On Sale 11/27)
A CHRISTMAS BRIDE
The very wealthy Edgar Downes has promised his aging father to finally take a bride—specifically, to wed a titled lady by Christmas. London is full of pretty, proper, and eligible misses, but it’s the widow Helena, Lady Stapleton, in a shocking red dress, who captures Edgar’s attention.
Not even the warm, forgiving Christmas spirit can stop the Marquess of Denbigh from settling his score with Judith Easton: The beautiful young widow injured Denbigh’s pride years ago by jilting him for another man.
|Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian (On Sale 11/27)
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike—to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire, before his push for domination explodes into catastrophe.
At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems. And while everything logical warns Tavia against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that he stirs something ravenous within her. As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out, they must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.
|Kept by Shawntelle Madison (On Sale 11/27)
Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.
Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.
|Running Wild by Linda Howard and Linda Jones (On Sale 11/27)
Carlin Reed lives in fear, off the grid, moving from place to place. So Battle Ridge, Wyoming, a small town in the middle of nowhere, seems like a good place to lie low for a while. But after becoming cook and housekeeper to cattle rancher Zeke Decker, Carlin suspects that she’s made her first mistake. Rugged, sexy, and too distracting for his own good, Zeke is pure temptation mixed with something deep and primal that makes Carlin feel almost safe. Soon things are getting way too hot in the kitchen.
|Shades of Gray by Kay Hooper (On Sale 11/27)
Ruthless, charismatic, and devastatingly handsome, Andres Sereno rules the small South American island of Kadeira with an iron first—and he has abducted the irresistible Sara Marsh to keep her out of harm’s way. Of course, Andres has ulterior motives: He is determined to convince Sara that she cannot live without him. Overwhelmed by his urgent desire, Sara finds Andres hard to resist. But can she trust a man with darkness in his soul and danger in his blood?
Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (On Sale 11/27)
Have you ever wondered how lone wolf Clayton Danvers finally got bitten by the last thing he expects: love? Or how the hot-blooded bad-girl witch Eve Levine ensnared the cold, ruthless corporate sorcerer Kristof Nast? Would you like to be a fly on the wall at the wedding of Lucas Cortez and Paige Winterbourne, where nothing goes as planned? Or tag along with Lucas and Paige as they investigate a gruesome crime that may be the work of a rogue vampire? Whether you’re new to the Otherworld or a longtime fan, you’ll thrill at the discoveries to be found in these eight tales of friendship, adventure, and enduring romance, featuring a cast of superhuman men and women whose fierce passion and undivided sense of purpose make them very human indeed.
|When the Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford(On Sale 11/27)
The spirited Wylder sisters continue to scandalize the ton in Isabella Bradford’s witty and winsome trilogy. This time, the most impulsive of the siblings meets her match: a charming rake determined to save her from an arranged marriage.
The youngest of the Wylder girls—and the last left unwed—Lady Diana is also the most willful, a trait that’s leading her ever closer to dishonorable disaster. While her family’s solution is a fast and excruciatingly respectable marriage, Diana can’t imagine being wed to the very staid and dull Lord Crump. But while wedding plans are being made, a chance meeting at a gala turns Diana’s world upside down.
|The Perfect Catch by Linda Cajio (On Sale 11/12)
n Linda Cajio’s playful, sexy story of instant attraction, a feisty widow and a straight-laced executive discover love is a contact sport.
Wearing an expensive suit and an air of bored calm, Graham Reed looks like a fish out of water at the ballpark. Even after enthusiastic fan Elaine Simpson soaks him with cold soda, he manages to keep his cool. Hot and bothered by this sexy stranger with broad shoulders and smoldering eyes, the perky schoolteacher insists on cleaning his suit. When he shows up at her door, Elaine realizes that the game has just begun.
|Doc Holiday by Deb Dixon (On Sale 11/12)
Drew Haywood needs a feminine touch to help give his young son a holiday to remember—and no one does Christmas better than Taylor Bishop. She knows how to transform a house into a home that sparkles. But when Drew lets his guard down, he finds that Taylor has much more to offer. Kissing her is like coming in out of the cold—and Drew doesn’t want to go back out.
Taylor has already raised one family—she grew up with six brothers, after all—and she doesn’t need another. She may have fallen for Drew as a teenager, but he’s asking for a Christmas miracle that would break all her rules. Still, the chemistry she shares with this sexy, single father has nothing to do with the past. Perhaps the gift of a young boy’s smile, not to mention stolen kisses beneath the mistletoe, will point the way to the one thing on Taylor’s wish list.
|Bayou Heat by Donna Kauffman (On Sale 11/12)
Dr. Erin McClure needs a guide who knows every inch of Cajun voodoo country. Enter Teague Comeaux—wild, reckless, with a sharp tracking sense that doesn’t quit. As he leads Erin deep into the steamy reaches of places she never knew existed, she surrenders to the primal longing unleashed by his seductive heat, losing herself in a world of danger, desire, and spirit magic.
Teague might be a renegade with a past built on trouble, but this Louisiana native and bar owner understands the land and the lore better than anybody. He just didn’t plan on falling so hard for Erin. Now he’ll go to desperate lengths to keep her safe—and to allow the power of love to rescue a loner’s heart.
| Tease Me by Donna Kauffman (On Sale 11/12)
When Tucker Morgan agrees to help his eccentric aunt at Sunset Shores retirement village solve a mystery, he has doubts about posing undercover as the spa’s new massage therapist. But running his strong hands over Lainey Cooper’s body gives him on-the-job training—and unleashes a yearning that the former security expert knows he has to indulge.
He touched her and started a fire, but Lainey doesn’t trust herself enough to let it burn—or surrender to the wild side Tucker uncovered. Together they’ve got what it takes to stop a clever con man, but her heart is getting too close to wanting more. What begins as a spirited game to catch a thief soon deepens into a desire neither wants to deny. But can she forget her own past mistakes and give in to a love she knows is forever?
|Paradise Cafe by Adrienne Staff (On Sale 11/12)
After falling out of her raft into the river rapids, Abby Clarke is sure that she’s going to drown . . . until she’s suddenly pulled from the water—terrified, desperate, and soaking wet. Abby has never enjoyed flirting with danger, but the daredevil in front of her—a ruggedly handsome outdoorsman with deep gray eyes—makes her forget all about being safe.
Jack Gallagher is a heart-stopper who likes a challenge, a man of few words and fast moves—especially when destiny tosses a woman like Abby into his path. After escorting her home, Jack can’t resist trying to get this damsel in distress to open her heart. Abby’s always been one to plan for tomorrow, but Jack is living proof that today is the only certainty—and that reckless passion is always worth the risk.