* Paranormal * Fantasy
* Historical * Suspense
I have stumbled on a few Historical novels and one Paranormal novel from authors I really want to give a go in 2009. They are giving a callingcard I can hardly resist and have to accept. I will add to this list as I stumble on to more authors whom are new to me, or perhaps are debuting this year. So this list will remain active throughout the year!
Publisher: Kensington (January 27, 2009)
For many privileged young women, Versailles is a paradise. For others, it is a gilded and bejeweled cage of oppression. Jeanne Yvette Mas du Bois is unlike most courtiers and the flavor of decadence tastes bitter upon her tongue. When Jeanne saves a Musketeer's life, she is mistaken for a man and admitted to an inner circle where she learns of an assassination plot against the Queen--and falls in love with a man she can never have. Now, with the Queen in jeopardy, and her own double life making her privy to the tangled intrigues at court, Jeanne is in a powerful yet increasingly perilous position. Jeanne fights against an arranged marriage to a weak, ineffectual, effeminate man of her father's choosing; she fights against a small, dedicated group of Musketeers to save the life of the Queen of France; and she fights for the true love of her life.
Secrets of the Tudor Court
Publisher: NAL Trade (August 4, 2009)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Zebra (May 5, 2009)
The Kinds of Wanting is a sensual medieval romance set in England during the civil wars of King Stephen’s reign. In it, a defeated king, a dying prince, and mysterious treasure converge in an emotional maelstrom in twelfth century England. At the center lies an intrigue that will rock a medieval kingdom and pit honor against greed, love against vengeance.
Griffyn ‘Pagan’ Sauvage is a reluctant hero. He has kept his vows simple: reclaim his beloved home, lost seventeen years ago in a coup of the English crown, and wreak his vengeance upon the man who stole it, John de l’Ami.
Guinevere de l’Ami, countess of Everoot since her father died two weeks ago, is committed to only one thing: redemption.
Then, one fateful night changes everything. A midnight rescue on the king’s highway results in a single night of passion and a despair-defying connection neither ever hoped to find.
Their reunion, a year later, follows betrayals and oaths and a bloody invasion. Misdirected loyalties, cold vows of revenge, age-old legacies and death-bed promises conspire to harden their hearts and threaten their last chance to ever trust in love again.
My Paranormal find in January 2009:
A PERFECT DARKNESS
Book 1 of the Offspring series
February, 2009 Avon Books
A sexy stranger wakes Amy Shane in the dead of night with an urgent warning. He barely has time to whisper a few words before three men burst in and drag him away. But what Lucas Vanderwyck reveals shatters Amy’s safe little world forever.
Lucas and Amy share a connection beyond reality and a psychic gift—a gift that could get them killed. And as they share night after night of passion, as a shadowy government conspiracy tracks their every move, they will fight to save each other. To find Lucas, and the truth, she must use the psychic ability she abhors, strike up dangerous alliances, and risk not only her heart, but her very life.
Excerpt: HEREOther debutes I found and perhaps are interesting were:
Vanessa Kelly - Mastering The Marquess
Lavinia Kent - A Talent For Sin
Please if anyone reads this and has another author with a debut book coming out in 2009 or feels I might be interested in a particularly novel feel free to leave a comment!!