Apr 25 2012 4:30pm

May 2012 Upcoming Romance Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. This time around, we’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very specific obsession. Don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Heroes and Heartbreakers’s May Shopping List
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SFR
Midnight’s Master by Donna Grant, Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander, Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Sparks Fly by Katie MacAlister
Embrace of the Damned by Anya Bast, Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham, Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk, and Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris


Title   Author   Series   Date
Demon’s Bride   Zoe Archer   Hellraisers   05/01
Embrace of the Damned   Anya Bast   Brotherhood of the Damned   05/01
Deadlocked   Charlaine Harris   Sookie   05/01
Kiss of the Goblin Prince   Shona Husk   Shadowlands   05/01
Sound of the Heart   Genevieve Graham   N/A   05/01
Warrior Enchanted   Addison Fox   Sons of Zodiac   05/01
In the Company of Witches   Joey W. Hill   Arcane Shot   05/01
The Shifter   Jean Johnson   Sons of Destiny world   05/01
Sparks Fly   Katie MacAlister   Light Dragons   05/01
Born of Silence   Sherrilyn Kenyon   League   05/01
Danger That Is Damion   Lisa Renee Jones   Zodius   05/01
Where There’s Smoke   Karen Kelley   N/A   05/01
The Claimed   Caridad Pineiro   Sin Hunters   05/01
Lustfully Ever After   Kristina Wright & Sylvia Day   N/A   05/15
Gryphon Unleashed   Kathleen Nance   N/A   05/15
Nightshifted   Cassie Alexander   Nightshifted  


Midnight’s Master   Donna Grant   Dark Warriors   05/22
When Passion Lies   J.K. Beck   Shadowkeepers   05/29
Devilishly Sexy   Kathy Love   Devilish Series   05/29
Tangle of Need   Nalini Singh   Psy-Changeling   05/29
A Blood Seduction   Pamela Palmer   Vamp City   05/29
If the Slipper Fits by Olivia Drake, Too Tempting to Resist by Cara Elliott, The Proposal by Mary Balogh, and A Gentleman Undone by Cecilia Grant
The Taming of a Scottish Princess by Karen Hawkins, Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas, A Night Like This by Julia Quinn, and Along Came a Duke by Elizabeth Boyle
Title   Author   Series   Date
Sound of the Heart   Genevieve Graham   N/A   05/01
The Proposal   Mary Balogh   Survivor’s Club   05/01
Too Tempting to Resist   Cara Elliot   Lords of Midnight   05/01
My Lady Rival  

Ashley March

  Belgrave Square   05/01
Gentleman Says “I Do”   Amelia Grey   Rogues’ Dynasty   05/01
Beguiling the Beauty   Sherry Thomas   Fitzhugh   05/01
Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal   Grace Burrowes   Duke’s Daughters/ Windham   05/01
Angel’s End   Cindy Holby   N/A   05/01
Heart of Brass   Kate Cross   Wardens of the Realm   05/01
The Courtesan’s Lover   Gabrielle Kimm   Last Duchess   05/01
If the Slipper Fits   Olivia Drake   Cinderella Sisterhood   05/22
Marriage of Mercy   Carla Kelly   Harlequin Hist.   05/22
Taming a Scottish Princess   Karen Hawkins   Hurst Amulet   05/22
A Night Like This   Julia Quinn   Smythe-Smith   05/29
Along Came a Duke   Elizabeth Boyle   Rhymes w/ Love   05/29
Unexpected Pleasures   Mary Wine   Steam Guardians   05/29
A Gentleman Undone   Cecilia Grant   N/A   05/29
The Player by J.R. Ward, No Tan Lines by Kate Angell, Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy, and Karma by Carly Phillips
Courting Justice by Brenda Jackson, Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson, The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts, and Shades of Desire by Virna DePaul
Title   Author   Series   Date
Midnight Rescue   Elle Kennedy   Killer Instincts   05/01
Karma   Carly Phillips   Serendipity   05/01
The Last Boyfriend   Nora Roberts   Inn   05/01
Sweet Spot   Kate Angell   Richmond Rogues   05/01
Larkspur Road   Jill Gregory   N/A   05/01
Girl’s Guide to (Man)Hunting   Jessica Clare   Bluebonnet   05/01
Under Fire   Catherine Mann   Elite Force   05/01
Barefoot in the Sand   Roxanne St. Claire   Barefoot Bay   05/01
Melt into You   Lisa Plumley   N/A   05/01
Shades of Desire   Virna DePaul   Special Invest.   05/22
Charmed by His Love   Janet Chapman   Spellbound Falls   05/29
Rescue Me   Rachel Gibson   N/A   05/29
Beach Season   Lisa Jackson et al   Anthology   05/29
No Tan Lines   Kate Angell   Barefoot Williams   05/29
Honor   Janet Dailey   Bannon Bros.   05/29
Courting Justice   Brenda Jackson   Madaris   05/29
The Player   Jessica Bird (J.R. Ward)   Moorehouse   05/29
Big Sky Country   Linda Lael Miller   N/A   05/29
Summer Days   Susan Mallery   Fool’s Gold   05/29
Home for the Summer   Mariah Stewart   Chesapeake Diaries   05/29
Romantic Suspense
Vortex by Cherry Adair, Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell, Diamonds Are Truly Forever by Gina Robinson, and Against the Sun by Kat Martin
Title   Author   Series   Date


  Cherry Adair   Cutter Cay   05/22
Beautiful Sacrifice   Elizabeth Lowell   N/A   05/22
Diamonds are Truly Forever   Gina Robinson   N/A   05/22
Against the Sun   Kat Martin   Raines of Wind Canyon   05/29
The Forever Instinct by Barbara Delinsky, Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux, The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand, and Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason, Wild Star by Catherine Coulter, The Scent of Jasmine by Barbara Delinsky, and Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Title   Author   Series   Date

Coming Up Roses

  Catherine Anderson   N/A   05/01
Vision in White   Nora Roberts   Bride Quartet   05/01
McKettrick’s Heart   Linda Lael Miller   McKettick Men   05/01
Midnight Embrace   Amanda Ashley   N/A   05/01
Midnight Sun   Kat Martin   Sinclair Sisters  


Wild Star   Catherine Coulter   Star Quartet   05/01
Highland Warrior   Connie Mason   N/A   05/01
Falcon’s Bride   Dawn Thompson   N/A   05/01
After the Abduction   Sabrina Jeffries   Swanlea Spinsters  


Marsh Hawk   Dawn MacTavish   N/A   05/01
The Beach Club   Elin Hilderbrand   N/A   05/22
Vampire Dmitri   Colleen Gleason   Regency Dracula   05/22
Beauty and the Werewolf   Mercedes Lackey   500 Kingdoms   05/22
Forever Instinct   Barbara Delinsky   N/A   05/29
First Things First   Barbara Delinsky   N/A   05/29
Straight from the Heart   Barbara Delinksy   N/A   05/29
Scent of Jasmine (Jasmine Sorcery)   Barbara Delinsky   N/A   05/29
Heartwishes   Jude Devereaux   Edilean   05/29
Hit List   Laurell K. Hamilton   Anita Blake   05/29
Winter Garden   Adele Ashworth   Winter Garden   05/29
Noelle   Diana Palmer   N/A   05/29
Edge of Forever   Sherryl Woods et al.   N/A   05/29

*Download the complete list here!*

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Kristin O
1. krismas29
Thanks for the list - I see a few series on there that I would like to start.

Can I add one? I am really looking forward to Lethal Rider - Larissa Ione on May 22nd.
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
@krismas29 -- Wow, how did we miss that one?! Thanks! LOTS of exciting new releases this month.
Amanda Pizzo
3. Amanda Pizzo
This is rad! Thanks for the list. I tweeted it as well. @ParaRomance01 -Amanda P
Lege Artis
4. LegeArtis
My pick is definitely Nalini's Tangle of Need. It's one of my favorite series ever. The fact that everyone who got to read it already says it's great, makes me bite my nails in anaticipation...
Amanda Pizzo
5. ms bookjunkie
Thank you for this! I've pre-ordered everything necessary, but it doesn't hurt to check. (Last year I forgot to pre-order Loretta Chase! o_O)
Amanda Pizzo
6. Genevieve Graham
Just a quick note from the author: SOUND OF THE HEART is actually Historical Fiction with a Paranormal element to it. If you're looking for vampires and otherworldly beings, this isn't your book!
7. Janga
I've already read the new ones by Julia Quinn, Sherry Thomas, and Susan Mallery. Otherwise, they would be on my most anticipated list. I've been waiting for Mary Balogh to write Gwen's story forever; I'll probably start The Proposal at midnight next Tuesday--or as soon afterwards as it downloads. And after A Lady Awakened, I'm really looking forward to Cecilia Grant's A Gentleman Undone. A new book from Carla Kelly always gives me cause to celebrate.
Amanda Pizzo
8. JenRen
When Passion Lies, is by J.K. BECK....(not Boyle)
just thought I'd let ya know :)

Thanks for the awesome list!!!
Jennifer Proffitt
9. JenniferProffitt
Thanks for pointing that out @JenRen, J.K. BECK will be making another appearance in our June List as well.
Amanda Pizzo
10. Cindy Holby
Thanks for featuring Angel's End. Just want to point out that its the first book in the Angel's End series. The second one is Colorado Heart and it will be out in November.
Amanda Pizzo
12. Glittergirl
THANK YOU for the List :-)

Can you make this a regular feature?
I miss Border's database...I never missed a new release with their awesome listing of upcoming romance releases. No one else posted them as soon as the publishers released the dates in so easy of a format. It's time consuming now to get my list generated of new romance releases.
Heather Waters
13. HeatherWaters
@Glittergirl -- You're welcome! Hope it helps. :)

Yes, we'll be doing this once a month now. Still working out all the kinks of a new feature (including trying to make sure we have the most comprehensive list possible and the easiest to read format, etc.), but it's here to stay. Thanks so much for the format feedback!
Amanda Pizzo
14. Coleen K.
Hi, I'd also like to point out that Jill Shalvis has a book coming out on May 22nd. It's the next in her Lucky Harbor Series - Lucky in Love.
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