Something unusual this way comes…

So I was at the book store yesterday and I strayed away from my beloved Romance section. It might have been the weather, the helpful clerk or my third cup of coffee but something possessed me and I ended up with three lovely books that are nothing like my usual reads.

Still, can’t wait to read them!

Meredith Duran

Amazing author. She writes historical romance and she does it with class. I love her books because they’re not just your typical historical romance. They always have something extra; either they take place overseas or there’s an unusual twist to the characters, something’s different. And they’re sweet but not sugary–if that makes any sense.

She’s only written a few books–she’s not like Mary Balogh who’s written hundreds–but they all manage to stand out and her characters are not to be missed. And the love story is heart-wrenchingly good. Sigh.

On the plus side, she also has a book coming out soon: Fool me Twice. Comes out the 25th of March. Here’s a little blurb:

“All Olivia wants is the chance to make a home for herself. When she realizes that the infamous Duke of Marwick might hold the key to her freedom, she boldly disguises herself as the newest and bravest in a long line of the temperamental duke’s housekeepers. Little does she know that the wickedly handsome Alastair de Grey has very different plans for her. . . .”

“Alastair de Grey has suffered a betrayal so deep that he will use whatever means necessary to destroy his enemies — even his brazen and beautiful housekeeper. But his vengeful plan fails to account for his single weakness: an irresistible and growing passion for the enigmatic Olivia…”

Here’s the cover (click on it to find her website).

Julie James

Julie James is awesome. She writes contemporary romance about heroines who work as lawyers. She’s so good, she makes me want to be a lawyer.

Her heroines are powerful, independent, working women who know their stuff and kick butt. They’re the contemporary version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer–for law. And her heroes are yummy, confident, successful, alpha-type guys. The resulting sparks make me want to re-read her books over and over. Ahhh, so good.

I’ve only just heard about her! About a year ago, I read one of her books and thought it was great. When I also loved the next two of hers, she jumped into my automatic-buy and has happily rested there ever since.

I just thought I’d mention her because–like me–she might not be in your radar. She has one book coming out May 6: It happened one Wedding…and you know I’ll be reading it the moment it’s out. It sounds absolutely awesome. Can’t wait!

Here’s her site: http://juliejames.com And the book:

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(click on the image of the book, to go to her book page)