All right, in parts III and IV, I'll be covering the books I've got during the publishers signings :) I'm starting with the ones I attended on Thursday: Avon, Harlequin, St. Martin's Press and Sourcebooks. I'll try to keep it a bit shorter this time...
Avon (Harpercollins Publisher)
Captured by a Rogue Lord and Swept Away by a Kiss by Katharine Ashe
Eternal Prey by Nina Bangs
Secrets of a Perfect Countess by Lecia Cornawall
My Wicked Marquess and My Dangerous Duke by Gaelen Foley
Ascension by Sable Grace
Wicked Nights with a Lover by Sophie Jordan
A Talent for Sin and Bound by Temptation by Lavinia Kent
A View to a Kiss by Caroline Linden
Tainted by Temptation by Katy Madison
Taken by the Laird and The Rogue Prince by Margo Maguire
The Earl Claims His Wife and The Marriage Ring by Cathy Maxwell
For the Earl's Pleasure and Seven Secrets of Seduction by Anne Mallory
To Ruin the Duke by Debra Mullins
Never Resist Temptation and The Wild Marquis by Miranda Neville
A Tale of Two Lovers by Maya Rodale
Scared to Death by Wendy Corsi Staub
Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello
The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany
Into the Crossfire and Dangerous Passion by Lisa Marie Rice
Graveminder by Melissa Marr
As you can see, I did really good at the Avon publisher signing LOL. I definitively stocked up on historical romance, although I have to admit that I have not read most of the authors. Hopefully, I'm going to discover new auto-buy authors :)
The books I'm really happy to have walked out with are: A Tale of Two Lovers by Maya Rodale - that was THE book I was hoping to find and as soon as I entered the room, I made a beeline for :) Also the Lisa Marie Rice books because Rosie really enjoy this author and The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany, because of Ames :P
The Girl who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane - I was soo happy to get my hands on this book! I read and reviewed the eARC, but nothing beats having your own copy :) Especially when you like the author :)
Embraced by Blood by Laurie London - Have not read this author yet, but willing to give it a try... Although the cover? Not the most attractive ^_^;
The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn - I've heard a lot of good about Ms Raybourn and her books and I've been meaning to give them a try :) It sounds like a great series, seriously. Now that I have the latest, it'll probably give me the kick I need to go and get the beginning of the series :) By the way, Ms Raybourn was really nice!
The Restorer by Amanda Stevens - Ms Stevens' new suspense series. I've seen Ms Stevens books in the past and they've always looked a bit too gory and suspenseful for me... However, I like the premises of this series - a cemetery restorer who can see ghosts. So we'll see how I like it :)
Claimed by the Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham - Okay, confession, I always get Ms Willingham and Ms Kennedy's books mixed up. I know, I know... Michelle Willingham and Kris Kennedy - completely different names. So how can I?!? Well I blame the covers - muscular half-naked man wielding a sword - and Wendy LOL. Why Wendy? Well it's where I keep seeing these covers :P In any case, I'm happy to have gotten this book, heard a great deal about it :)
The Whisper by Carla Neggers - It's been a while since I last read a book by Ms Neggers, so I don't even know if The Whisper is a new book or a reprint... but I'm hoping this one will re-kindle the love between me and her stories :)
Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne - This one was on my radar because Harlequin's small-town stories have been more hits than misses with me lately :) Looking forward to discovering this new author :)
Single Dad Seeks a Wife by Melanie Milburne - I've heard a lot of good about the medical line of Harlequin and has been meaning to give it a try.
Her Best Friend's Wedding by Abby Gaines - I think I've heard of Ms Gaines' books on Kristie's blog and then, combined with the fact that this is a SuperRomance, it's not surprised it made it to my pile :)
Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr - Not my favorite book of the trilogy... but they didn't have Wild Man Creek :( All I wanted was to meet Ms Carr :)
St. Martin's Press
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter - Actually never heard of this book or series, but I liked the cover...
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver - I was so happy to get my hand on this book! First, it has a gorgeous cover and two, the story sounds great!! :)
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black - I read Dark Descendant not too long ago which is Ms Black's new series and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to read her YA novel.
Forbidden Heat by Opal Carew - I heard she was a very good erotica author and from time to time, I like to read them :)
Just One Taste by Louisa Edwards - I got two copies because Ms Edwards did a mistake in the dedication :) Ain't I lucky? I've been watching a lot of cooking shows lately and it put me in the mood for novels with chefs :) Last year, when Ms Edwards debut novel was released, I was really looking forward to it, but it took me a while to get my hands on it and once I did... I didn't feel like reading it anymore ^_^; The anticipation totally killed it for me ^_^; So hopefully, I won't run into the same problem and will enjoy Just One Taste!
Heiress in Love by Christina Brooke - If I'm not wrong, this is Ms Brooke's debut novel and I think the premise is very interesting :) This was one of the book that I really wanted from the signing :)
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - While I was going through the list of authors attending the Literacy Autographing event, First Grave on the Right really caught my attention. It really sounded interesting and I was lucky that the library had a copy. So I brought the copy with me to NYC... but I was even happier when I got my own copy at the signing :) and I have to say that cover is really nice :)
Poison Kissed by Erica Hayes - Okay, I just just discovered that this was the third book in the series. Oups. Ah well, I liked the cover and so I grabbed a copy. Heroine is a banshee... sounds different LOL.
Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber - I just had to get another copy :) It also gave me the opportunity to talk to Ms Webber again... She remembered me!!!
Not That Kind of Girl by Susan Donovan - I've really enjoyed Ms Donovan's books in the past. I have to admit I have yet to read this trilogy because I had issues with the heroines... and that's why I've been putting off buying this book even though this one was the one that suited my tastes most... I'm happy I waited :)
I Dream of Genies by Judi Fennell - Heard of this book and its author on blogland and was curious about it :)
What a Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian - Actually have no idea what this book is about LOL.
Touch if You Dare by Stephanie Rowe - Ms Rowe wasn't there, but her book was and I grabbed a copy because I was looking forward to this... even though I haven't read the first book yet ^_^;
The Werewolf Upstairs by Ashlyn Chase - I wasn't crazy about the first book in this series, Strange Neighbors, and wasn't planning on continuing this series... but who can refuse a free book? This could turn it around for me :P
Taste Me by Tamara Hogan - I really like the cover of this one for some reasons. I was happy that it was available at the signing, even though I'm a bit iffy on sex demons ^_^;
The Soldier by Grace Burrowes - The Heir was given as a freebie in the registration bag and so I jump at the opportunity to get The Soldier :)
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley - I've never read Ms Kearsley books, but have heard a lot of good about them and even have a few in my TBR pile. However, what sealed the deal was meeting Ms Kearsley and spending time with her :)
And there you go, the first 4 publisher signings... 4 more to go!