Hi, there! Am I the only one that already is head over heels for Christmas?!! ❤ It’s my favorite time of the year, as I got to be with my family (we live very far from each other, unfortunately), the food is awesome, the weather is great (we are in the middle of summer in my country, haha!) and I’m on vacation ❤ Best time ever!
Anyway, the releases for December are truly hot, we readers will have to sell some organs to have them all this month, haha! (just kidding. Or maybe not ;D) I apologize in advance, as there are MANY mass-market historical romances in my list this month, but I regret nothing, haha!
Those are my highlights:
The Captain’s Christmas Bride, by Annie Burrows
A fast and funny read Christmas themed. Perfect for the month!
Death’s Leash (Hellhounds #1), by J.D. Stroube
Heavily-photoshoped-cover aside, I found this book very interesting. Since I’ve read Meg Cabot series Abandon (if you haven’t, PLEASE READ, IT IS AWESOME!), I got more interested in this genre that explores Death’s servants and all. The cover could be better, but the book itself promises a lot!
Forgetting August (Lost & Found #1), by J.L. Berg
I usually wouldn’t pick up this kind of contemporary romance, it’s not my favorite genre. But I don’t know, something in this book just calls my name, haha! Have to read it!
The Holiday Courtship (Texas Grooms #7), by Winnie Griggs
Another Christmas themed mass-market romance that got me curious. I mean, the female character won’t accept a marriage proposal even loving the man? I need to find out why!
How to Seduce a Scot (Broadswords and Ballrooms #1), by Christy English
If there is ever a Monthly Hot Releases list in my blog without a mass-market historical romance, call the police because I’m dead and someone replaced me, haha! This one had me with its ever so funny blurb, haha! I already love the idea of Alexander and Catherine together!
In Search of Scandal (London Explorers #1), by Susanne Lord
I got highly interested on the personality of the main female character, Charlotte. It feels like she will run Will over, haha!
A Lady’s Guide to Ruin (Birch Hall Romance #1), by Kathleen Kimmel
This historical romance seems slightly deeper than the others of this category that are present on this list, as the main female character is a runaway from a mental institution. All eyes on this one!
Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois, by Sophie Perinot
Historical romance + Paris + The Médicis + Intrigue and Death = I need to read this!
One Rogue at a Time (Rakes and Rogues #2), by Jade Lee
I liked that both main characters in this romance aren’t from London’s high society. I would love to see what they are going to do to go up on those stairs, haha!
The Painter’s Daughter, by Julie Klassen
I love historical romances and this one, although having a dramatic tone, seems awesome!
The Rosemary Spell, by Virginia Zimmerman
I saw that my dear friend Jacqueline E. Smith wanted to read this novel and I got curious, haha! The synopsis could be better, but left me wondering anyway.
Time of Departure: A Novel, by Douglas Schofield
This sounds like a mystery thriller and I love those! I have to read this genre more in the future ❤
Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, by Dita Von Teese and Rose Apodaca
I LOVE DITA VON TEESE! She’s one of my personal idols and I’m totally partial to her: I think she is beautiful, talented, funny, stylish, an example. I need to read this book!
Ashley Bell (Ashley Bell #1), by Dean Koontz
I don’t know this writer or this series or anyone that has already heard of this. So, what got my attention? The fact that this cover uses the same picture as one of the Brazilian editions of Twilight, last book of the Mediator series, by Meg Cabot:
I like this picture, so I had to know what this book was about and sounds nice! If you already heard anything of it, please tell me ❤
Inherit the Stars (Inherit the Stars #1), by Tessa Elwood
This is a sci-fi dystopian book that I found on Goodreads and sounds different, haha! I’m not really a dystopian person (please don’t kill me) and I read less sci-fi than I wished, but this book, the first in a series, sounds like a good bet!
Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove #4.5), by Tessa Dare
I’m sure this book will rock! A woman that writes an open letter to all women about the boy next door that has never even looked at her way? AWESOME! I need to read it ❤
Planetary Submissives series, by Amber Kell
This series was previously released in 2012 and it has passed through re-editing, that’s why I added it to my list 🙂 I know Amber Kell from ads on the end of other m/m books that I already read, but never read anything by her. This series got me curious, so here I go! Nothing like a bit of dystopian BDSM to relax a person, haha!
Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise, by Lucinda Hawksley
I love to know more about royal families, I find them highly interesting. I didn’t knew of Princess Louise existence until I find this book and the synopsis had me in a cliff already, haha! It will be awesome to know more about her!
This is a non-fiction book that I stumbled on internet a while ago and knew that would be awesome, haha!
Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin #7), by Jordan L. Hawk
I’ve become a big hardcore fan of Jordan L. Hawk since her Restless series (you can see my review for book number #2 here), and I’m dying to start Whyborne & Griffin, I even bought the first book and it will be on my January TBR, so I’m celebrating ahead that there are seven books in the series, haha! (I don’t think I made much sense here, oops!)
Changeling (The Faewyld #1), by Leigh Teale
Since I’ve read Shattered Blue, from Lauren Bird Horowitz (review here!), I’ve got totally interested in the Fae’s world. When I found this book, I knew it would be perfect!
A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentlemen #2), by K.J. Charles
I met K. J. Charles through Twitter and I just knew I had to read her work asap! I’m going to buy the first book in this series as a self xmas present and highly recommend this series for anyone that likes gay historical romances, like I do ❤
The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi, by Alyssa Palombo
Hm, I guess it is pretty obvious by now that I really love historical romances, even when they are based on true stories, right? Haha! I love Vivaldi’s music and will love to dive deeper on his world ❤
Untamed (Splintered #3.5), by A.G. Howard
So, I’m dying to start this series too (such beautiful covers!) and I couldn’t leave this book out, right? Haha!
Scoundrel of Dunborough (The Knights’ Prizes #3), by Margaret Moore
My history with Margaret Moore is old and special, haha! The first mass-market historical romance of my life was written by her (The Welshman’s Bride). Not my best read, but it was the one that made me read one after another and find my favorites (I did a post about that a while ago with my top 5 favorite ones). I don’t know this series that she is currently writing, but the theme is the same of the two books that I read from her and I can tell you this: Margaret is AWESOME at Medieval romances, okay? If that’s your genre, give her a go ❤
Royal Savage, by Victoria Ashley
At first, I was drawn by this amazing cover, but the synopsis did little to hold my interest. And then, I got curious: how a book with a kind of lame synopsis is rated on 4.94 stars* so far?! I have to see what those people loved about this story! #thespiritofajournalist
Dukes Prefer Blondes (The Dressmakers #4), by Loretta Chase
Another one of my historical romances set in 19th century London and I regret nothing! ❤
Feeew, that’s it! Thanks for reading! So many books, so little money, haha! Do you already know which books are you buying for Christmas??
*data consulted on Nov. 29th