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New Finds December

December 2nd, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts. One of my favorite parts of book blogging is visiting other book blogs and hearing about all the great books out there that I may never have stumbled upon otherwise or receiving a newsletter with news about new books from authors I really enjoyed in the past.   What do you think of them? Did you have any great new finds lately?

Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer

Description from

Handsome, dashing, delightfully wicked—the Impossible Bachelors are the most eligible men in London. But in romance, only one thing is impossible: refusing to follow where the heart leads…


Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn’t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiancé, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy’s ploy to trap her in a betrothal.


A good spy flies below the radar. Which is why being named one of the Prince Regent’s “Impossible Bachelors” is so inconvenient for Nicholas Staunton. Every society female will be out to ensnare him. Nicholas needs a fiancée—and Poppy’s ruse is the answer. How could he have known she’d be a brazen, sensual siren with an irresistible taste for adventure? Now nothing less will do than to convince his fiery Poppy to revoke her spinster status…for good.

Found at About Happy Books:

Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman by Lorraine Heath

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As the black sheep second son of an Earl, Stephen Lyons has gained a reputation in the art of seduction, but when his wicked ways result in scandal, he joins the army to redeem himself. On the battlefield, he proves courageous …until he is seriously wounded. Returning home to recover, he discovers he can’t remember the angelic beauty who arrives at his doorstep, his babe nestled in her arms.

Mercy Dawson will risk everything to protect the son of the dashing soldier she once knew and admired. When Stephen offers to do the honorable thing, she is determined that London’s most notorious gentleman will desire her and no other. But Mercy fears that what began as an innocent deception could destroy her dreams and their blossoming love if Stephen ever learns the scandalous truth …

They are masters of seduction, London’s greatest lovers. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one …until love takes them by surprise.

Found at Karin’s Book Nook:

Dark Parties by Sara Grant

Description from Parties is a dystopian novel about a country that generations ago closed its borders to people and ideas. No one knows what exists outside their protected society. Neva and her best friend secretly plot to force the government to open its borders. Anyone who threatens the government seems to disappear mysteriously. Neva receives a message from her grandma who vanished without a trace 10 years ago, inviting her to escape to the outside. Now she has a choice–stay and save her country or leave and save herself.

Found at Shelf Awareness:

Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution  by Michelle Moran

Description from The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire…but who was this woman and how did she become one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous story comes to life as only Michelle Moran could tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin…

Found at Dark Fairie Tales:

Subject Seven by James A. Moore

Description from strong, brutally violent, and smarter than his captors: Subject Seven has escaped.
Years ago, scientists began developing the ultimate military weapon: deadly sleeper assassins housed within the bodies of teenagers. Now, Subject Seven, the dangerous alter ego living inside a fifteen-year-old boy, has escaped the lab and is on a mission. His objective? To seek out others like him and build an army capable of destroying their creators.
Hunter. Cody, Gene, Tina and Kyrie:
Five teenagers leading typical lives, until the day they each receive a call from a mysterious stranger–and learn that their destinies are intertwined. Subject Seven holds the key that connects them all. And a battle for their lives is just beginning.

Found at Confessions of a Bookaholic:

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Description from Kendra, fifteen, hasn’t felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can’t remember the most important detail– her abuser’s identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it’s her only way of coping. Since her own mother is too self-absorbed to hear her cries for help, Kendra finds support in others instead: from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy, the close family friend who encourages her artwork, and from Meghan, the classmate who’s becoming a friend and maybe more. But the truth about Kendra’s abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. Scars is the unforgettable story of one girl’s frightening path to the truth.

Can’t remember where I found these:

Hook Line and Sink Him by Jackie Pilossoph

Description from wants to get married. Her boyfriend Chris wants to wait. But now, help may be on the way. Meet Jeff and Dave, two commitment phobic guys who overhear the couple arguing at a popular Chicago bar, and guarantee Anna they can con Chris into springing for a ring and walking down the aisle. When she takes them up on their offer, and the plan actually works, the three decide they re going into business to help other bride wannabes. Come along for the ride with Anna and these two lovable, very funny guys while they take on clients, manipulate boyfriends, and turn frustrated girls into blushing brides, all while raking in the cash. But the marriage business gets messy when Jeff discovers he s got a little problem. He never counted on falling madly in love with Anna, his new business partner and the girl who s now planning her wedding, thanks to him. Hook, Line and Sink Him is a hilarious and heartwarming story about fear of commitment, reflection, and the beauty of devotion and loyalty with the right person. It will have you laughing and crying at the same time, while cheering for Jeff as he discovers that maybe the average guy wearing the gold band on his left hand isn’t a sucker after all. Maybe he’s the sucker. And maybe having the guts to go after love is what makes someone who ordinarily sprints from relationships, a truly happy person.

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Description from The Challenge: Piper has one month to get the rock band Dumb a paying gig.

The Deal: If she does it, Piper will become the band’s manager and get her share of the profits.

The Catch: How can Piper possibly manage one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl? And how can she do it when she’s deaf?

Piper can&#39t hear Dumb&#39s music, but with growing self-confidence, a budding romance, and a new understanding of the decision her family made to buy a cochlear implant for her deaf baby sister, she discovers her own inner rock star and what it truly means to be a flavor of Dumb.

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5 Responses

  1. The1stdaughter (Danielle)

    I’ve actually read both of the last two on your list and really enjoyed them both! Hook Line and Sink Him is so different because it’s from a guys POV and absolutely hilarious Chick Lit. I loved it! Hope you enjoy!

  2. Pam

    Oh, quite a few of these look interesting. I really need to do a post like this. Too much on my newly formed holiday wishlist!

  3. Michelle

    I snagged a copy of Dark Parties through Net Galley. I’m looking forward to reading it in the new year. Enjoy all these great reads!

  4. Lenore

    Very much looking forward to Dark Parties, but I thought Subject Seven was a dud.

  5. dsuzuki

    Thanks Danielle!
    Pam-my wish list is huge!
    Michelle-thanks for mentioning that. I just snagged Dark Parties from NetGalley.
    Lenore-that’s a bummer about Subject Seven :(

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