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Teen Talk Tuesday (1/17/17)

New Year, new YA books (plus a giveaway)! Check out our latest & greatest teen titles out this month, then join us today at 4pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya) and tell us what you’ve been reading and loving.

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber
Ages 13 to 18
After years of wishing, Scarlett and little sister, Tella, finally attend Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show. However, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend, and the first person to find her wins the game. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is an elaborate performance, but whether it’s real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, otherwise her sister disappears forever. “[A] magnificent debut novel… Intriguing characters, an imaginative setting, and evocative writing combine to create a spellbinding tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and hope.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Caraval prize packsTo celebrate the publication of CARAVAL, we’re giving away 5 prize packs that include a coloring map of Caraval, colored pencils, and a drawstring bag!

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Caraval) by Sunday, Feb. 5, and make sure to include your library’s mailing address. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

UPDATE 2/7/17: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:

Jenny Manca, Allen Public Library, Allen TX
Vicki Bartz, Ortonville Public Library, Ortonville MN
Lisa Hollander, Syosset Public Library, Syosset NY
Rebecca Novotny, Hopper M.S. Library, Cypress TX
Dana Rosen-Perez, Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield NJ readmoreremove

Romance Roundup (1/11/17)

Baby, it’s cold outside! Snuggle up with one of these romances to get your heart racing:

THE HERO by Donna Grant (Sons of Texas #1)
“Grant delivers an adrenaline-fueled combination of heat and heart in her stellar first Sons of Texas contemporary military romance. Grant grabs the reader by the throat early on with a plausible and suspenseful plot, characters readers will root for, and snappy prose, and she doesn’t let up until the cliff-hanger ending. This first-class thrill ride will leave readers wanting more.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

NICO by Sarah Castille (Ruin & Revenge #1)
“In this super-sexy Romeo and Juliet for the 21st century, the first in the Ruin and Revenge romantic suspense series, Castille combines raw passion and barely leashed violence. She skillfully draws her hero and heroine and several in their close circles in intriguing and realistic shades of gray. This is a deftly plotted page-turner that will leave readers panting for the next installment.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

NYPL F16 Romance Book Buzz

This morning Anne presented her favorite new and upcoming romance novels at a New York Public Library Romance Book Buzz.

While she only discussed the titles listed below in detail, there’s a full Edelweiss collection of 350+ red-hot reads spanning contemporary/paranormal/historical romance to sizzling hot erotica, New Adult, and books OK for YA! Want more? SMPRomance.com and Heroes & Heartbreakers have all the romance books your heart desires.

ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb (Eve Dallas/In Death series) | ISBN: 9781250123114 | Out 2/7/17 (LR: 12/20)
BECAUSE I’M WATCHING* by Christina Dodd (Virtue Falls series) | ISBN: 9781250028457 | Out Now
THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne (Victorian Rebels series) | ISBN: 9781250118240 | Out 2/7/17 (LR: 12/20)
THE LEGENDARY LORD by Valerie Bowman (The Playful Brides series) | ISBN: 9781250072597 | Out 11/1/16
I LOVE YOU SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS by Erin Lyon | ISBN: 9780765386106 | Out 1/10/17 (LR: 11/20)
YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT by Giovanna Fletcher | ISBN: 9781250077110 | Out 4/25/17 (LR: 2/20)
INTENSE PLEASURE* by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts series) | ISBN: 9781250105417 | Out 1/3/17 (LR: 11/20)
THE HERO by Donna Grant (Sons of Texas series) | ISBN: 9781250083395 | Out 12/6/16 (LR: 11/20)
FIRESTORM by Donna Grant (Dark Kings series) | ISBN: 9781250109538 | Out 3/7/17 (LR: 1/20)
A FARE TO REMEMBER by Opal Carew | ISBN: 9781250116680 | Out 1/3/17 (LR: 12/20)
BOSS by Tracy Brown | ISBN: 9781250043009 | Out 4/4/17 (LR: 2/20)
NICO by Sarah Castille (Ruin & Revenge series) | ISBN: 9781250104038 | Out 12/6/16 (LR: 11/20)
MUST LOVE WIENERS by Casey Griffin (Rescue Dog Romance series) | ISBN: 9781250084675 | Out Now
WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore | YA | ISBN: 9781250058669 | Out 10/4/16

Download the handout of presented titles (including four pages of backlist essentials) and don’t forget to check out the Edelweiss collection!

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NYPL F15 Romance Book Buzz

NYPL romance buzz-Nov 2015This morning Anne presented her favorite new and upcoming romance novels at a New York Public Library Romance Book Buzz.

While she only discussed the titles listed below in detail, there’s a full Edelweiss collection of 200+ red-hot reads spanning contemporary/paranormal/historical romance to sizzling hot erotica, New Adult, and books OK for YA!

OBSESSION FALLS by Christina Dodd (Virtue Falls series) | Romantic Suspense | Available Now
THE HIGHWAYMAN by Kerrigan Byrne | Historical Romance | Available Now
BROWN-EYED GIRL by Lisa Kleypas (The Travises series) | Contemporary Romance | Available Now
HEARTSONG COTTAGE by Emily March | Contemporary Romance | Available Now
THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson series) | Paranormal Romance/Mystery | On Sale 1/12/16
THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth | Contemporary Women’s Fiction | On Sale 1/19/16
EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE by Mo Daviau | Contemporary Women’s Fiction | On Sale 2/9/16
ONE WITH YOU by Sylvia Day (Crossfire series) | Contemporary Romance | On Sale 4/5/16
DIRTY by Kylie Scott (Dive Bar series) | Contemporary Romance | On Sale 4/5/16
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo | YA Romance| On Sale 5/3/16
SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS edited by Stephanie Perkins | YA Romance| On Sale 5/17/16
YOU KNOW ME WELL by David Levithan & Nina LaCour | YA Romance| On Sale 6/7/16

Download the handout of presented titles (including three pages of backlist essentials) and don’t forget to check out the Edelweiss collection!

NPR’s Books of Summer Love

♫♪♫♫♪ Summer lovin, had me a blast;
summer lovin, happened so fast ♫♪♫♫♪
NPR shared their favorite romances in a Books of Summer Love segment, including these red hot reads from Macmillan:

Historical
The Wallflowers (series), by Lisa Kleypas 
Lisa Kleypas writes solid contemporary romances too, but this series about a quartet of 19th-century young women who band together to conquer the London marriage market was a favorite with our voters and our panelists.

Classics
THE FAR PAVILIONS by M.M. Kaye
An epic tale of forbidden love during the British Raj. British botanist’s son Ashton Pelham-Martyn is orphaned in India and raised to believe he’s an Indian boy named Ashok. Anjuli is a neglected princess, condemned first to an unwanted marriage and then to suttee when her husband dies — but happiness beckons for Ash and Anjuli in the “far pavilions” of the Himalayas, away from the prejudices that have kept them apart.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s most famous work was one of your favorite picks (second only to the Outlander series). So much has been said about Elizabeth and Darcy that now their place in the romance canon goes without saying — we’ll just leave you with the mental image of Colin Firth diving into that lake.

JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte
A poor, mistreated heroine, a dour, misunderstood hero, and a mad wife locked in the attic — if that’s not romance, we don’t know what is! Reader, she did indeed marry him, and they lived happily ever after.

YA
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
Rainbow Rowell’s story of two misfit kids who fall in love over mixtapes and comic books in 1980s Omaha, Neb., was one of our favorite books of 2013 — and a favorite with our voters, too. While the ending is slightly ambiguous, we choose to believe Eleanor and Park got their happily ever after. We love them too much not to! readmoreremove

Romance Roundup

We’re lovers, not fighters! Unless we’re arguing about which romance novel to read next. Here are upcoming titles ready to sizzle your shelves:

Contemporary Romance
HEARTSONG COTTAGE by Emily March (Eternity Springs series)
FOREVER THIS TIME by Maggie McGinnis
WIN ME OVER by Nicole Michaels
TEXAS THUNDER by Kimberly Raye

For Fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY
BURNED DEEP by Calista Fox
WICKED HEART by Leisa Rayven
FOR HIS PLEASURE by Suzanne Rock
YOU ARE MINE by Jackie Ashenden (Nine Circles series)

Erotica
STEPBROTHER, MINE by Opal Carew

Romantic Suspense
WICKED LIES by Lora Leigh
OBSESSION FALLS by Christina Dodd
FIRST TOUCH by Laurelin Page
INTIMATE by Kate Douglas

Historical Romance
SOME LIKE IT SCOT by Suzanne Enoch (Scandalous Highlanders series)
HANNAH AND THE HIGHLANDER by Sabrina York
THE IRRESISTIBLE ROGUE by Valerie Bowman (Playful Brides series)
THE HIGHWAYMAN by Kerrigan Byrne
GOOD EARL GONE BAD by Manda Collins (Lords of Anarchy trilogy)
HEARTLESS by Kat Martin
BELLA AND THE BEAST by Olivia Drake

Paranormal Romance
PASSION IGNITES by Donna Grant (Dark Kings series)
TALL, DARK AND IMMORTAL by Cat Devon
FOR LOVE OR MAGIC by Lucy March
THE WARRIOR VAMPIRE by Kate Baxter

Anthologies, Holiday & Other Themes
HOT ALPHAS by Lora Leigh, Laurelin McGee, Shiloh Walker & Kate Douglas
ON THE NAUGHTY LIST by Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Sugar Jamison & Beth Ciotta
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Lily Everett
SINNER’S STEEL by Sarah Castille (Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series)
PRIMAL FORCE by D.D. Ayres (K-9 Rescue series)

Download a handout of these titles.

Friday Reads: Super Sexy Romance Edition!

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and whether you’re paired up or single and carefree, we’ve got the romance books that will make you feel “happily ever after”:

IRRITABLE HEARTS: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland
On Sale: February 24, 2015
A fearless memoir by an award-winning journalist exploring her struggle with PTSD, its troubled history and treatment, and the ways she pushed herself beyond trauma to fall in love.

MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS IN PLAID by Suzanne Enoch (Scandalous Highlanders series)
On Sale: March 3, 2015
The next book in the deliciously sexy Scandalous Highlanders series from New York Times bestseller Suzanne Enoch.

START ME UP by Nicole Michaels
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Sparks fly between a sexy mechanic and a DIY loving single mom in the first book in this sexy contemporary romance series.

RIDING STEELE by Opal Carew (Ready to Ride series)
On Sale: March 17, 2015
Don’t miss this scorching erotic romance from New York Times bestselling author Opal Carew, now available for the first time as a complete novel!

DEEP by Kylie Scott (Stage Dive series)
On Sale: March 31, 2015
From Kylie Scott, the New York Times bestselling author of LICK, comes the fourth and final addictive New Adult novel in the Stage Dive series.

FORCE OF ATTRACTION by D.D. Ayres (K-9 Rescue series)
On Sale: March 31, 2015
The second book in D. D. Ayres’ “K-9 Rescue” series about sexy cops with K-9 partners–and the women they love and protect.

A GOOD RAKE IS HARD TO FIND by Manda Collins (Lords of Anarchy trilogy)
On Sale: March 31, 2015
High-stakes mystery and searing romance collide in the thrilling first book in the Lords of Anarchy trilogy. readmoreremove

NYPL Romance Book Buzz

Anne sweet teeth SpiethIt might be a week before Valentine's Day, but we're already feeling the love!

This morning Anne "the Sweet Teeth" Spieth presented all the latest and greatest titles at the New York Public Library Romance Book Buzz. She also brought homemade chocolate chip cookies in lieu of books saying, "My mom always told me the fastest way to someone's heart is through their stomach."

While sadly we can't share any of her cookies with you, we CAN share our love of great romance titles (har har!): everything from contemporary/paranormal/historical romance to sizzling hot erotica, New Adult, and books OK for YA!

Take a look at the full Edelweiss collection, which has even more red-hot reads than what was presented (120+ titles!!!), download the handout of presented titles, and check out the hijinx that ensued while live-tweeting the buzz at #RomanceNYPL.

Without further ado, here's what's hot in 2014: 

Contemporary Romance: 

SWEET TALK ME by Kieran Kramer, 9781250009913 (On Sale: 3/25/14)
LOVE IN BLOOM by Sheila Roberts (Mass Market reissue), 9781250046475 (On Sale: 3/25/14)
BIKINI SEASON by Sheila Roberts (Mass Market reissue), 9781250051110 (On Sale: 6/3/14)
SMALL CHANGE by Sheila Roberts (Mass Market reissue), 9781250043764 

Sanctuary Island series
SANCTUARY ISLAND by Lily Everett (#1), 9781250018373
SHORELINE DRIVE by Lily Everett (#2), 9781250018397 

Perfect Fit series
DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD by Sugar Jamison (#1), 9781250032973
THROWN FOR A CURVE by Sugar Jamison (#2), 9781250032980 (On Sale: 2/25/14)
GENTLEMEN PREFER CURVES by Sugar Jamison (#3), 9781250032997 (On Sale: 9/30/14) 

New Adult: 

BREATHE INTO ME by Sara Fawkes, 9781250048516 (On Sale: 7/29/14) 

Stage Dive series
LICK by Kylie Scott (#1), 9781250052360 (On Sale: 5/6/14)
PLAY by Kylie Scott (#2), 9781250052377 (On Sale: 8/26/14) 

OK for YA (more titles available under Books for Teens): 

A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka, 9781250039293 (On Sale: 5/6/14)
REBORN by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark series #1), 9781250035912 (On Sale: 5/20/14) 

Erotica: 

HIS TO COMMAND by Opal Carew, 9780312674632
HIS TO POSSESS by Opal Carew, 9780312674649 (On Sale: 3/18/14)
HIS TO CLAIM by Opal Carew, 9781250052827 (On Sale: 9/2/14)
ANYTHING HE WANTS by Sara Fawkes, 9781250035332
UNBOUND by Susan Donovan & Celeste Bradley, 9781250032645
TAKEN by Lora Leigh, 9781250045454 (On Sale: 7/22/14) 

Romantic Suspense: 

The Cutter Cay series 

UNDERTOW by Cherry Adair (#1), 9780312371920
RIPTIDE by Cherry Adair (#2), 9780312371982
VORTEX by Cherry Adair (#3), 9780312371951 

The Navy SEALs series 

DANGEROUS GAMES by Lora Leigh (#1; Trade Paperback reissue), 9781250036704
HIDDEN AGENDAS by Lora Leigh (#2; Trade Paperback reissue), 9781250036711 (On Sale: 3/4/14)
KILLER SECRETS by Lora Leigh (#3; Trade Paperback reissue), 9781250036728 (On Sale: 5/13/14) readmoreremove

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