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[Druckfrisch] 5. Oktober 2010

Die ersten Oktober-Titel sind inzwischen raus. Außerdem gibts heute noch diverse Hinweise auf beachtenswerte (vorwiegend historische) englische Liebesromane, zum Teil auch noch aus dem August.


Kelley Armstrong: Die dunklen Mächte 01 – Schattenstunde (OT: The Summoning)

»Ich heiße Chloe Saunders, und mein Leben wird nie mehr so sein, wie es einmal war. Ich wollte immer eine ganz normale Jugendliche sein. Doch heute weiß ich nicht einmal mehr, was das ist, normal sein. Alles begann an dem Tag, an dem ich meinen ersten Geist sah und er mich. Nun kommen immer mehr Tote auf mich zu, die irgendetwas von mir wollen. Und da das alles andere als normal ist, wurde ich nach Lyle House geschickt angeblich ein Heim für verhaltensauffällige Jugendliche. Aber da steckt mehr dahinter. Und die anderen Jugendlichen hier sind auch nicht einfach nur durchgeknallt. Irgendetwas stimmt hier nicht. Ich muss versuchen, den dunklen Geheimnissen auf die Spur zu kommen. Denn nur so kann ich die Toten, die immer näher kommen, zum Schweigen bringen.«

Sharon Ashwood: The Dark Forgotten 01 – Hexenlicht (OT: Ravenous)
Hollys Freund hat sie verlassen, weil sie ihm zu sehr Hexe war. Der umwerfend attraktive Vampir Alessandro will hingegen nichts von ihr wissen, weil sie zu sehr Mensch ist. Doch Hollys kompliziertes Liebesleben ist noch ihr geringstes Problem, als ein Dämon auf ihre Heimatstadt losgelassen wird. Die junge Hexe ist die Einzige, die ihn stoppen kann! Nur fordert solche Magie immer einen Preis und der ist Hollys Leben!


Ricarda Martin: Insel der verlorenen Liebe (Originalausgabe)

ie Insel St.Kilda vor der schottischen Küste im Jahre 1860. Die kleine Màiri genießt trotz aller Entbehrungen ihr Leben. Nichts scheint sich auf der abgeschiedenen Insel zu verändern bis zu jenem Tag, an dem vor der Küste ein Schiff in Seenot gerät. Nur ein Mann kann gerettet werden: Adrian. Doch er hütet ein Geheimnis, das das Leben des Mädchens zu zerstören droht …

Michelle Holman: Herzkurven (OT: Knotted)
Nella ist vor einem halben Jahr gestorben und hat ihrer Schwester Danny neben einem Berg Schulden auch die Vormundschaft für ihre beiden Kinder hinterlassen. Seitdem bemüht sich Danny nach Kräften, ihr Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen. Als hätte sie damit nicht schon genug zu tun, erscheint auf einmal ihr Ex-Schwager auf der Bildfläche. Danny ist entsetzt ist Ross etwa gekommen, um ihr die Kinder wegzunehmen? Obwohl sie alles daransetzt, ihn auf Distanz zu halten, muss sie sich bald eingestehen, dass sie ihn ziemlich charmant findet …

Katarina Fischer: Liebe geht anders (Originalausgabe)
Die Liebe ist schuld. An allem. Daran, dass der türkische Gemüsehändler sie mit dem Landsmann vom 99-Cent-Laden verkuppeln will. Daran, dass sie bei dem Anblick von Tomatenstrünken am liebsten losheulen würde. Und daran, dass sie nun wieder Farbeimer nach Hause schleppen muss, um ihr Badezimmer zu streichen. Das tut Daphne immer, wenn sich einer aus dem Staub macht. Deshalb reichen ihr die Farbeimer schon bis unters Kinn. Dabei ist sie doch jung, hübsch, intelligent und lustig. Liebe geht anders – und sie wird es ihr zeigen. Ihr und diesem Plüschpanda!


Anne Stuart: The House of Rohan 01 – Ruthless

Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan. Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won’t be swayed. And while
his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued…and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire.

Anne Stuart: The House of Rohan 02 – Reckless
Adrian Alistair Rohan lost his faith, and now, a dedicated member of the depraved Heavenly Host, he loses himself in his only pleasure: the seduction and debauchery of beautiful women. Rich, charming and devastatingly skilled in the arts of love, he never fails in his conquests…until Charlotte Spenser. Charlotte is facing a desolate, passionless future, none of which matters to Adrian, who imagines her a toy until better prey arrives. But beneath her drab exterior, Charlotte is a woman as enchanting as she is brilliant and, lured into Adrian’s world, soon she becomes the seducer, and he the seduced.…

Anne Stuart: The House of Rohan 03 – Breathless
Ruined beyond repair and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom that comes from having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur—known to many as the Scorpion. Seeking to destroy the Rohans, Lucien traps Miranda in a marriage she thinks is based on friendship but instead is rooted in vengeance. Yet even when she realizes the truth, their enmity fuels a shocking passion—and perhaps even more. Such a man might drive anyone to murder….


Elizabeth Boyle: Bachelor Chronicles 07 – Mad About the Duke

The husband-hunting beauty believes any duke will do … but how can she resist the seductive sensuality of this most uncommon stranger?

Liz Carlyle: One Touch of Scandal
All Grace Gauthier ever wanted was the security of a good marriage, family, and home. Instead, despised by her aristocratic father’s family because of her mother’s foreign birth, she’s taken a “safe” position as a governess. Now, unprotected and alone in London, accused of the shocking murder of her employer, she has no one to turn to except the mysterious—and possibly dangerous—Lord Ruthveyn. A dark-eyed Lucifer, Ruthveyn guards his secrets carefully. His shadowed past is a source of pain and rumors—only whispered. Grace’s plight—which echoes his own—moves him, as does her quiet beauty. Ruthveyn is determined to save Grace by unmasking a killer. But his growing passion places his own heart at risk and threatens to expose his dark gifts to the world.

Miranda Neville: The Dangerous Viscount
Lady Diana Fanshawe’s impeccable bloodline doesn’t stop society from laughing at the antics of her eccentric family. She knows a proper marriage is her one chance to make her way in the world—which is precisely why she will marry Lord Blakeney, though she’s certain she’ll never love him. But then she’s kissed by the brilliant and unconventional Sebastian, Viscount Iverley . . . and her well-laid plans tumble into disarray. Sebastian wants absolutely nothing to do with love or marriage. But when he arrives at his hated cousin Blakeney’s house party, Sebastian is smitten by the tantalizing Diana. But Diana is “the marrying kind,” and Sebastian has no wish to risk his freedom—though the passion between them is hard to resist. Should the lady follow her heart in an attempt to win Iverley’s, though it seems hardened against her—or should she sacrifice her love for respectability?


Judith James: Libertine’s Kiss

Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness. But William has put the past firmly behind him and as a military hero and noted rake, he rises fast in the ranks of the hedonistic Restoration court. Though not before he is forced to seek shelter from a charming young Puritan woman … The civil wars have cost the once-high-spirited Elizabeth Walters her best friend and her father, leaving her unprotected and alone. She flees an unwanted marriage, seeking safe haven, but what she finds is something she never expected. When her kindness and her beauty bring her to the attention of William, and then the king, she will have a choice to make. After all, can a notorious libertine really be capable of love?

Katherine Ashe: Swept Away by a Kiss
When pirates storm Viscount Steven Ashford’s ship upon the high seas, it brings him closer than ever to the nefarious criminal he seeks to ruin. Only one seductive detail threatens his victory: the scandalous beauty imprisoned with him, Lady Valerie Monroe. Temptation has never been so intoxicating or so forbidden, for Steven is disguised as a French priest. If they make it off the ship alive, to protect her from his enemies he must never see her again … Back in England, and under the ton’s scrutiny for a reckless past she hasn’t escaped, Valerie dreams of the breathtaking „man of the cloth“ with whom she shared her greatest adventure. Then he reappears in society under his true identity, Viscount Ashford, but, despite the danger, their consuming passion cannot be denied. Now standing in the way of their desire are Valerie’s wounded heart, Steven’s lone destiny, and a villain who will stop at nothing to crush them both.

Caroline Linden: You Only Love Once
Devilishly handsome and absolutely fearless, Nate Avery is in London on an important mission—and paired with an English spy, who is meant to watch him as much as aid him. But much to his surprise, that spy turns out to be an alluring and enigmatic temptress. Angelique Martand may be a beauty, but she’s also the most dangerous agent in England—and this job is far beneath her. She doesn’t like the way the dashing American looks at her, or the way he makes her feel—like a woman, not like a spy. She can’t afford to fall under Nate’s spell and indulge her desires, no matter how desperately she wants to. But soon it becomes clear that there’s more to this job than either of them knows . . . and the secret they uncover could cost them their lives as well as the once-in-a-lifetime passion that burns between them.


Karen Hawkins: Much Ado About Marriage

Fearless English earl Thomas Wentworth scoffs at failure, trusting in the legendary Wentworth luck to safeguard his spy mission to Scotland. But a single encounter with saucy Scotswoman Fia Maclean turns Thomas’s mission topsy-turvy. All-too-innocently entangling him in his enemy’s trap, the beautiful Fia gives Thomas no escape but to marry her. But Thomas doesn’t know just what he’s marrying into. With an ancient amulet in Fia’s possession, she wields even more power than her sharp tongue and quick wit. Her cousin, Douglas Maclean stole the magical amulet from the White Witch, Maeve Hurst, and gave it to Fia for safekeeping. But now, with Fia in London with Thomas, the amulet falls into the hands of Queen Elizabeth. Thinking it will be safe in the queen’s hands, Fia leaves it be and focuses on bedeviling her newly betrothed! (Karen Hawkins’s first historical romance, originally titled »One Lucky Lord« and written as Kim Bennett, has been rewritten to tie into both her »MacLeans« series and her new »Hurst Amulet« series.)

Victoria Dahl: A Little Bit Wild
Jude Bertrand is not an excellent dancer. Nor does he wear the most fashionable coats. But when Marissa York’s brother approaches him, desperate to preserve Marissa’s tenuous reputation, Jude does prove heroic enough to offer to marry the girl. In fact, the union should more than make up for his lack of social graces – and his own scandalous past…Marissa knows that betrothal to the son of a duke – even one as raw and masculine as Jude – will save her from ruin, but that doesn’t mean she’s happy about it. Soon, though, she finds that Jude has a surprisingly gentle touch – and plans to use it to persuade Marissa that their wedding day cannot come soon enough…

Deanna Raybourn: Julia Grey 04 – Dark Road to Darjeeling
After eight idyllic months in the Mediterranean, Lady Julia Grey and her detective husband are ready to put their investigative talents to work once more. At the urging of Julia’s eccentric family, they hurry to India to aid an old friend, the newly widowed Jane Cavendish. Living on the Cavendish tea plantation with the remnants of her husband’s family, Jane is consumed with the impending birth of her child—and with discovering the truth about her husband’s death. Was he murdered for his estate? And if he was, could Jane and her unborn child be next? Amid the lush foothills of the Himalayas, dark deeds are buried and malicious thoughts flourish. The Brisbanes uncover secrets and scandal, illicit affairs and twisted legacies. In this remote and exotic place, exploration is perilous and discovery, deadly. The danger is palpable and, if they are not careful, Julia and Nicholas will not live to celebrate their first anniversary.


Mary Balogh/Colleen Gleason/Susan Krinard/Janet Mullany: Bespelling Jane Austen

What if Austen had believed in reincarnation and vampires? Join four bestselling romance authors as they channel the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen.

Almost Persuaded: In this Regency tale of Robert and Jane, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh brings together former lovers who have seen beyond the veil of forgetfulness to their past mistakes, and are determined to be together in this life, and forever.

Northanger Castle: Caroline’s obsession with Gothic novels winds up being good training for a lifetime of destroying the undead with her newfound beau, in this Regency by Colleen Gleason.

Blood and Prejudice: Set in the business world of contemporary New York City, Liz Bennett joins Mr. Darcy in his hunt for a vampire cure in New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard’s version of the classic story.

Little to Hex Her: Present-day Washington, D.C., is full of curious creatures in Janet Mullany’s story, wherein Emma is a witch with a wizard boyfriend and a paranormal dating service to run.

J.R. Ward: Fallen Angels 02 – Crave
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.

Lora Leigh: Breeds 22 – Styx‘ Storm
To save innocent, young Storme Montague from the claws of Breed slave traders, Wolf Breed Styx is forced to claim her himself-on the condition that Storme will no longer be a virgin by night’s end. And though Storme’s defenses are up, Styx will free her-in ways she never expects.

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