Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for January 2014 include titles from Harlequin's Love InspiredLove Inspired SuspenseLove Inspired Historical, and Heartsong Presents

The following blog post is a title listing with descriptions of each release.
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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:
Frame-Up by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Race for the Gold by Dana Mentink
Homefront Dreams by Darlene Franklin
The Heiress's Courtship by Gina Welborn
Love on the Slopes by Elizabeth Goddard
The Wyoming Heir by Naomi Rawlings
Journey of Hope by Debbie Kaufman
Her Unexpected Cowboy by Debra Clopton
His Ideal Match by Arlene James
The Firefighter's New Family by Gail Gaymer Martin
The Rancher's Secret Son by Betsy St. Amant


Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw. Contest entries close Sunday January 19 NZDT.


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Safe By the Marshal's Side
Shirlee McCoy
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445783
Purchase: 
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HER LIFE IS ON THE LINE

For a year, U.S. marshal Hunter Davis has protected witness Annie Delacorte and her toddler daughter. But now, someone is determined to stop Annie from testifying against the men who killed her husband. To guard Annie, by-the-book Hunter will have to break a promise to himself: to not get emotionally involved. After all, he already cares more deeply than he ever imagined for the sweet family of two…a family he'll do anything to keep safe and sound by his side.

Witness Protection: Hiding in plain sight


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Frame-Up
Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445790
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


CAN SHE TRUST A MYSTERY MAN?

Stranded in a blinding snowstorm, Laurel Adams must pin her hope of survival on a handsome stranger. The single mother and her teen daughter take refuge in his remote Rocky Mountain cabin. But Laurel's anything but safe when she discovers a dead body in her trunk…and becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Her rescuer, millionaire David Greene, knows what it's like to be accused. Three years ago he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit—an unsolved case that still haunts him. With the clock ticking, can they stop a cold-blooded killer with deadly ties to them both?


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Race for the Gold
Dana Mentink
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445806
Purchase: 
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WHO WANTS TO ICE A WORLD-CLASS SKATER?

Speed skater Laney Thompson still has nightmares about the car crash that almost shattered her lifelong dream. But as she's poised to compete in the world's most important games, she finds worse trouble. Someone wants her out of contention…badly. Laney won't let anything stop her—not sabotage, a stalker or partial amnesia. As she and her brooding trainer Max Blanco strive to overcome past tragedy, the ice between them starts to melt. But as the race draws closer, a killer becomes more desperate, and a race for the gold becomes a race for their lives!


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CrossfireJodie Bailey
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445813
Purchase: 
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A DANGEROUS REUNION

After he couldn't save her brother, army first sergeant Josh Walker isn't about to let anything happen to Andrea Donovan. Josh may have saved her from one attack, but drug smugglers are desperate to get information about one of Andrea's patients—a patient who's disappeared without a trace. Despite the danger, the beautiful counselor refuses to hand over confidential files. Now Josh and Andrea have no choice but to battle on for their lives—and their love—or they'll be the latest casualty to get caught in the crossfire.


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Homefront Dreams
Darlene Franklin
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486885
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


CLARINDA FINCH HATES CHANGE

As the newly elected mayor of Maple Notch, the war widow must lead her town through the dark days of World War II. But where she finds comfort in tradition, the town council insists on trying new ways of handling the homefront challenges. Her most untraditional opponent? Councilman Ralph Quincy.

High school principal Ralph never expected to become a friend to Clarinda and her family. But as she spars with him over the war effort, the smart, spirited mayor is the most compelling woman he's ever known. Can they put aside their differences and fight for both their town and a future together?


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The Heiress's Courtship
Gina Welborn
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486892
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


LIBERTY JUDD IS A RULE BREAKER

The Chicago heiress has shaken off the trappings of society—and the man who crushed her heart—to follow her artistic dreams. But when Gerrett Divine suddenly reappears in her life, she can't ignore the way she still feels about him.

Architect Gerrett Divine IV has always been the dutiful son—that's why he plans to marry a woman he doesn't love. But when he meets Liberty again, that resolve is severely tested. Can he go through with an arranged marriage just to please his family, or will he make a leap of faith and choose the free-spirited woman who captivates him?


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Love on the Slopes
Elizabeth Goddard
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486908
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


SHANNON DE CROIX HAD BIG PLANS

But a serious injury ended her dreams of making the nation's top ski team. Now, with her handsome coach, Hudson Landers, at her side, Shannon hopes to compete again. But though she trusts Hudson's judgment, she wants to train harder.

Hudson cares too much about Shannon to let her risk her life just for the sake of competition. He fears that one more fall could destroy her future and break her heart. Can Shannon and the disabled kids he coaches show him that falling down and getting back up again is what faith and love are all about?


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Wedding at the Hacienda
Jean Kincaid
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486915
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle The Book Depository]


ADELE RIVAS WANTS TO SAVE THE OLD HACIENDA

She's determined to rescue the house and groves, full of childhood memories. But her best friend, Raoul Fuentes, has inherited the plantation, and she realizes this may be more difficult than she ever expected.

Raoul wants to save the historic hacienda just as much as Adele. But he's not sure he has the money to restore it. When frost threatens the grapefruit crop, the two will have to work together or lose everything. Will the cold snap be the end for the farm, or the beginning of their future?


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Claiming the Cowboy's Heart
Linda Ford
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829958
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


A Haven Out West 

After witnessing her fiancé's murder, Jayne Gardiner won't let herself be caught on the wrong side of a gun again. But a disastrous first lesson in self-defense has left her with a wounded cowboy. She insists on nursing the handsome stranger back to health—whether he wants it or not!

Getting waylaid by a wild shot has definitely put a hitch in Seth Collins's step—and plans. Duty may call him home, but Seth can't resist lingering on Eden Valley Ranch to teach the English beauty to shoot. And when a shadowy figure from Jayne's past resurfaces, Seth's sudden urge to protect her has nothing to do with duty.

Cowboys of Eden Valley: Forging a future in Canada's west country


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Lone Wolf's Lady
Judy Duarte
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829965
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


The Texan's Dilemma 

Bounty hunter Tom McCain works alone. He couldn't save his childhood friend, but he'll deliver her six-year-old daughter, Sarah Jane, to the only family she has left: a wealthy great-grandfather in Texas. But that means tangling with the fiery schoolteacher who wants to adopt her.

Katie O'Malley is determined to give Sarah Jane a fresh start away from the tragedy of her early life. Even the high-handed Mr. McCain can't stop her. But when a secret from Sarah Jane's past threatens the young girl's life, joining forces with Tom is Katie's only option. They'll need all their courage to turn a perilous future into a home, a family—and a dream come true.


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The Wyoming Heir
Naomi Rawlings
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829972
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


The Cowboy in the Classroom 

Given a choice, Luke Hayes wouldn't ever leave his Wyoming ranch. Yet when his estranged grandfather dies, leaving him everything, he'll travel to Valley Falls, New York—but only to collect his sister and his inheritance. He won't be roped into saving a floundering girls' school, no matter what mathematics teacher Elizabeth Wells says.

Elizabeth has defied social convention and her own family for the sake of her beloved Hayes Academy. Luke is pure rancher, from the tip of his Stetson to the scuff on his boots, yet he's also becoming her unlikely ally. Only he can help save her job and school…but how much will she lose when the time comes for him to leave?


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Journey of Hope
Debbie Kaufman
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829989
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


Marriage Is Not Her Mission 

Escaping a society wedding, Annabelle Baldwin followed her heart to Liberia to pursue her calling as a missionary. But when an attempted kidnapping lands her under the protection of Stewart Hastings, Anna's journey takes a new turn. The wounded war veteran needs a guide through the jungle. It's a job the underfunded missionary can't refuse, despite the feelings Stewart stirs in her guarded heart.

Stewart knows he won't succeed without Anna's expertise. And when danger puts her life at risk, he realizes he cannot live without Anna by his side. But what will it take for a man who has lost his faith to capture the heart of a woman who lives for hers?


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Her Unexpected Cowboy
Debra Clopton
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878598
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


Falling For The Cowboy 

Rowdy McDermott has a plan. Stay on the straight and narrow, help the foster boys on Sunrise Ranch and forget about love. The last thing he expects is his pretty new neighbor falling literally into his arms. Lucy Calvert is glad the handsome cowboy broke her fall,  but isn't ready for the feelings he's stirring in her heart. She's heard rumors about his past, and is steering clear from the kind of man he used to be. With a little help from his boys,  can Rowdy show her that people— and hearts—can change?

Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch:  These men have hearts as big as Texas.


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Bayou Sweetheart
Lenora Worth
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878604
Purchase: 
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Love In Bloom 

For landscaper Callie Moreau, working in the gardens of Fleur House is a dream come true. Then she meets the owner, a mysterious millionaire with rumors following him wherever he goes. Callie finds herself drawn to Tomas Delacorte in spite of the darkness in his eyes. And Tomas can't resist the joy that Callie brings to his days. He could be the man Callie's always prayed for. But when Tomas's secrets come to light, and the people she's known all her life are threatened, Callie must decide if she can stand by the man who's stealing her heart.


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His Ideal Match
Arlene James
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878611
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


Taming The Wanderer's Heart 

Carissa Hopper's always been strong and self-sufficient. So when the single mom of three finds herself in need, accepting help from the rugged and adventurous Phillip Chatam isn't easy. She knows he's the kind of man she should stay far away from. Still, when his aunts offer her lodging at Chatam House, where Phillip also resides, Carissa can't refuse. Always on the move, Phillip has no interest in settling down. But as he gets to know Carissa's adorable children—and falls for their mother—he realizes that his biggest adventure will be convincing Carissa to let him be a part of her future.

Chatam House: Where three matchmaking aunts bring faith and love to life.


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The Firefighter's New Family
Gail Gaymer Martin
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878628
Purchase: 
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Love To The Rescue 

A tornado may have left Ashley Kern injured beneath a fallen tree, but it's her rescuer who plays havoc with her emotions. Firefighter Devon Murphy is everything the single mom could wish for in a husband: handsome, a doting father and ready to join his family to hers. But how can the pretty war widow make a life once more with a man whose career is full of danger? Devon has fought some pretty big battles in his life, but can he help Ashley conquer her fears and show her the safest place of all is in his arms?


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The Rancher's Secret Son
Betsy St. Amant
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878635
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


A Mother's Last Hope  

When her troubled teenage son is sent to Camp Hope, Emma Shaver is thrilled and relieved. The therapy horse ranch in Broken Bend, Louisiana, is well-known for giving at-risk teens a new lease on life. There's just one problem—it's owned by her old high school sweetheart, Max Ringgold, who doesn't know he's her son's father. Emma didn't plan on facing her past to ensure her son's future. But when old feelings for Max resurface, Emma must decide if she will reveal the truth to him and restore her family for good.


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Season of Redemption
Jenna Mindel
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878642
Purchase: 
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A Fresh Start 

After a night of mistakes and misunderstandings, Ryan Marsh thinks he's back on the road to redemption. All he needs to do is convince the court-appointed counselor that he's just fine. But when counseling intern Kellie Cavanaugh sees the stark pain in Ryan's eyes, she knows that without her help he's headed for disaster. Soon it's Kellie who's in trouble. She can't get personally involved, no matter how drawn to Ryan she might be. When they end up volunteering for the same community project, Kellie can't deny her growing feelings. Will she land exactly where she shouldn't…in love?


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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:
  • Frame-Up by Jill Elizabeth Nelson (USA & Canada only - 3 copies)
  • Race for the Gold by Dana Mentink (USA only - 5 copies)
  • Homefront Dreams by Darlene Franklin (USA only - 3 copies)
  • The Heiress's Courtship by Gina Welborn (USA only - 2 copies)
  • Love on the Slopes by Elizabeth Goddard (USA only - 1 copy)
  • The Wyoming Heir by Naomi Rawlings (USA & Canada only - 2 copies)
  • Journey of Hope by Debbie Kaufman (Worldwide - 1 copy)
  • Her Unexpected Cowboy by Debra Clopton (USA only - 1 copy)
  • His Ideal Match by Arlene James (Worldwide - 3 copies)
  • The Firefighter's New Family by Gail Gaymer Martin (USA only - 2 copies)
  • The Rancher's Secret Son by Betsy St. Amant (USA only - 3 copies)

Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most (as many or as few as you like out of ALL the new releases, not just the ones to be won) and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw. Complete the first 3 mandatory entries to be in the draw, and unlock further fun and easy bonus entries.

Contest entries close Sunday January 19 NZDT.



Many thanks to the individual authors for donating the winning copies.

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