May 24 2011 1:41pm

The Bookstore Beat: June 2011

Bookstore BeatJune’s new releases see the return of old favorites mixed with some exciting debuts. Historical in June means the release of the first book in Julia Quinn’s long anticipated Smythe-Smith quartet, Just Like Heaven. Historical readers can also look forward to new titles from Elizabeth Boyle (Lord Langley’s Back in Town), Laurel McKee (Lady of Seduction), Tiffany Clare (Secret Desires of a Governess), and debut author Stefanie Sloane (Devil in Disguise).

For the reader who just can’t decide whether they want historical or contemporary, there’s the sparkling Courtesan’s Guide to Getting Your Man, by Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan, which has both elements.

The big news in contemporary is the release of David Baldacci’s One Summer. Readers who enjoy heartwarming contemporary stories will love this book. On the suspense side, Lori Foster continues her new series with Trace of Fever and RITA nominee Karen Rose starts a new one with You Belong to Me. Reader favorites Francis Ray and Linda Lael Miller also have new titles in June: Ray’s first short story collection, Twice the Temptation contains five contemporary stories previously published in other anthologies, collected all together here, while Miller’s Creed’s Honor continues the cowboy Creed boys' stories.

Any smart bookseller will be unable to mention June’s new paranormal offerings without mentioning Nalini Singh’s name. Kiss of Snow, Singh's first hardcover release, will lead the pack of titles. But there is a great deal of buzz surrounding debut author’s Karina Cooper’s Blood of the Wicked. Reader favorites Lynsay Sands (The Reluctant Vampire), Jessica Andersen (Storm Kissed), and Carolyn Jewel (My Dangerous Pleasure) also have releases this month, along with RITA nominee Virginia Kantra (The Forgotten Sea).

Are you looking forward to any particular title? Is there a title I missed? Let me know. Then, read, enjoy...and then come back next column and to see which of these titles are flying off the shelves at Posman Books.


Stacey aka @nystacey

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Kieran Kramer
1. Kieran Kramer
You've named SO many wonderful authors--I want to read ALL their books!
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
I'm really looking forward to Stefanie Sloane, have heard many good things about it, and it's always cool to read a debut author.
Kieran Kramer
3. Darlynne
What? No love for Ilona Andrews' Magic Slays? The publication date is May 31, same as Singh's Kiss of Snow. Just sayin'.
Megan Frampton
4. MFrampton
@Darlynne--we've got two posts scheduled for Andrews, so lots of love coming! Thanks for commenting, glad you're a fan (go Curran!)
Louise Partain
5. Louise321
Always wondered what happened to Lord Langley! Glad he's got his own book. Really looking forward to it!
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