Friday, January 30, 2009

Pimping Out the 2009 Books! Day 2 *Historicals*

It is day 2 of the best books you should place on your TBR pile for 2009. Historical Romance is my favorite genre to read. Instead of giving you just 5 books to choose from, I will be giving you so much Historical Romance you must have.

Seeing as I am your island book pimp, I have the top Historicals to tickle your fancy. Just as I was tickled by Rico last night...


Without further ado, your top Historicals to buy for 2009:
1. To Beguile A Beast (The Legend of the Four Soldiers) by Elizabeth Hoyt. Coming April 28 from Forever.

2. Memoirs of a Scandlous Red Dress by Elizabeth Boyle. Coming April 28 from Avon

Synopsis: At the end of the last book, "Confessions Of a Little Black Gown", Pippin made a heart-wrenching decision: In order to save Captain Dashwell's life, she agreed to marry Viscount Gossett. Twenty years later, a young American sailor passes her and stops her entire world. The man is the spitting image of Dash, and is in fact, Dash's son, Nate. Pippin, now a widow, decides to right the mistake she made all those years ago - she wants to see Dash and discover if the love she's carried in heart for all these years is nothing more than a fiction or if it is possible to find it a second time around.In disguise, she books passage on Dash's ship, and after three days at sea, reveals herself. When Dash sees Pippin on the deck of his ship wearing a red gown, he swears she's still as breathtakingly beautiful as she was the first time he saw her, but at the same time, he's furious over the years they've lost. But he can't simply return her to England, for she left a note that claims Dash has kidnapped her for a huge ransom. Can he make it across the Atlantic before the British Navy catches up with him, or worse yet, before Pippin claims his heart again?

3. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas. Coming May 19 from Bantam

NO COVER YET 4. What Happens in London by Julia Quinn. Coming June 29 from Avon
Synopsis: Olivia Bevelstokemight be falling in love.
Harry Valentinemight not be who he says he is.
And they both might be in very big trouble, indeed...
Julia Quinn brings youthe sequel to The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever.

NO COVER YET 5. Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase. Coming June 30 from Avon
Synopsis: Spunky English girl overcomes impossible odds and outsmarts heathen villains. That’s the headline when Zoe Lexham returns to England. After twelve years in the exotic east, she’s shockingly adept in the sensual arts. She knows everything a young lady shouldn’t and nothing she ought to know. She’s a walking scandal, with no hope of a future...unless someone can civilize her.
Lucien de Grey, the Duke of Marchmont, is no knight in shining armor. He’s sarcastic, cynical, easily bored, and dangerous to women. He charms, seduces, and leaves them--with parting gifts of expensive jewelry to dry their tears. But good looks and charm, combined with money and rank, make him welcome everywhere. The most popular bachelor in the Beau Monde can easily save Zoe’s risqué reputation . . . if the wayward beauty doesn’t lead him into temptation, and a passion that could ruin them both.

6. Bound By Your Touch by Meredith Duran. Coming June 30 from Pocket

7. Written on Your Skin by Meredith Duran. Coming July 28 from Pocket.

I would love to add so many more but then my list would take over the whole island! Which Historical Romances are you excited for?

Tune into tomorrow for my final day of pimpin books for 2009. Tomorrow's presentation will be the most desires Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy... and any others that I can think of!

Excuse me now because I must get ready for my date with Miguel, the sexy cabana boy. I think it is going to be another long night ahead!


Jenre said...

I'm definitely looking forward to the Elizabeth Hoyt and Loretta Chase books.

I still have "Private Arrangements" on my TBR pile - must get around to reading it!

Anonymous said...

Ugh, they all look so good! Why? Why must I have such an out of control book addiction? Heaven knows I'll likely buy them all, lol.

Oh, and Meredith Duran rocks. The Duke of Shadows was amazing. I can't wait to read her next two

Tracy said...

Oh Kate - you're killing me! You're absolutely killing me! lol But I will die with a smile on my face. These all look so good....especially the Boyle. Now I have to go read the first book!

Thank you (I think)

Lindsey said...

Oh, man. This is quite a year for historicals - these all look great!

I'm psyched about all the historical debut authors for this year - Miranda Neville, Vanessa Kelly, Kris Kennedy, Jennifer Haymore, Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, and probably others I don't even know about yet. Last year gave us some amazing debuts, but this year's looking even better!

Carrie Lofty said...

I *think* mine will be a 2009 release, probably in December. The sequel to What a Scoundrel Wants, currently titled Scoundrel's Kiss, is set in medieval Spain and features a recovering opium adict (Meg's sister Ada) and a warrior monk raised to kill a king.

LesleyW said...

I ahven't started the new Elizabeth Hoyt series yet. Currently she is the only historical romance author that I read. So at some point I'll be picking hers up. Especially as it sounds like it might be on a Beauty and the Beast theme, which is one of my favourites.

KT Grant said...

Will make you all go broke!!

Marg said...

Can not wait for the new Hoyt! She is fast becoming one of my favourite historical authors! Also very excited at the prospect of a new Thomas. I am interested to see if she again uses the flashbacks as a tool to tell the story.

Hmmm, still haven't read Secret Diary of MC. Must get to that one!

Does Lisa Kleypas have a new historical out this year? If she does, I am very much looking forward to it!

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