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Chance of Rain
By Amber Lin

The only things Natalie Bouchard wants to change are the
weekly specials in her Gram’s diner. So when her high school sweetheart strolls
back into Dearling, Texas, she allows herself to indulge in a little flirtation,
but that’s as far as it goes.

Navy SEAL Sawyer Nolan has returned to sell his father’s land
and get the hell out, no matter how enticing he still finds Natalie. Until a
storm rolls over the Texas hills, stranding them together at the farm...and the
memories of their steamy past lead to a reunion filled with hot days and long
nights.

Soon Natalie’s so far under Sawyer’s skin he can’t imagine
being without her. But he has a lot of history in Dearling he’d like to leave
behind, and Natalie is practically married to this town. If Sawyer wants to be
more than just another person who leaves Natalie, he’ll have to give his
hometown—and himself—one more chance.

48,000 words

Dear Reader,

I’m on vacation, camping in the semi-wilderness. No, not when you’re reading this (well, maybe, who knows?) but when this letter is due to our production team. So I’ve chosen to hand off my Dear Reader letter responsibilities to the team for the month of November and let them tell you all about the fantastic lineup in store for you. We’re a team who really enjoys the books we acquire, and I know they’ll be glad for a chance to convince you to give one a try. In the meantime, I’ll be back next month. Happy reading!

Angela James, Editorial Director

Dear Reader,

Editorial assistant Stephanie here. Since Angela is “camping” (all I’m saying is that camping seems to involve a lot of tweeting), I’ve compiled a few fun facts about this month’s new releases. What kinds of great books do we have in store for you this time? Will I get in trouble for making fun of my boss’s camping skills? These are the questions I will strive to answer for you today.

Redemption
by
Stephanie
Tyler
,
new
adult
,
post
-
apocalyptic

Stephanie Tyler returns with book two in her post-apocalyptic new-adult motorcycle club series.

Redemption
continues the story of the Defiance MC with Mathias and Jessa’s story. If you missed book one,
Defiance
—Cas and Tru’s story—you’re missing out on a fantastic world and some swoon-worthy romance.

—Angela James, Editorial Director, Carina Press

Snowbound with the CEO
by
Shannon
Stacey
,
contemporary
romance

Shannon’s books are must-reads if you love contemporary romance.

Shannon Stacey’s holiday novellas are becoming something of a delightful tradition at Carina Press, and we’re happy to have the latest in our hands!

—Stephanie Doig, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin and Carina Press

Chance of Rain
by
Amber
Lin
,
contemporary
romance

We’re happy to welcome Amber to the Carina Press family!

This small-town reunion romance gripped me from the first chapter and wouldn’t let go. The tortured alpha hero, who just happens to be a Navy SEAL, also didn’t hurt!

—Tara Stevens, Assistant Product Manager, Digital Products

Take Me Home
by
Inez
Kelley
,
contemporary
romance

Inez writes contemporary and fantasy romance for Carina Press.
Her new lumberjack series had the
(
admittedly largely Canadian
)
team intrigued from the start!

Maple-syrup maker Kayla falls for a sexy lumberjack with a bitter past and a wary heart in the first of her new Country Roads series featuring loggers in the Allegheny Mountains.

—Deborah Nemeth, Freelance Editor, Carina Press

Slow Ride Home
by
Leah
Braemel
,
contemporary
Western
romance

Leah writes wonderfully sexy
,
emotional romances for Carina Press
,
including
Texas Tangle
and
Tangled Past.

Leah’s lovely writing drew me right along into a sensual story of love, heat and scandal. With cowboys. Look for more of the Grady family to come. Did I mention there are cowboys?

—Brendan Flattery, Digital Production Coordinator

Love a Little Sideways
by
Shannon
Stacey
,
contemporary
romance

Shannon’s bestselling Kowalski family miniseries is a must-read for contemporary romance fans.

What begins as the annual Kowalski Camping Trip of Doom turns into a brand-new start for an unlikely couple—charming, funny proof that what we think we want and what the heart wants isn’t always the same thing
.

—Kerri Buckley, Editor, Carina Press

Sing for the Dead
by
PJ
Schnyder
,
paranormal
shifter
romance

PJ writes futuristic science fiction romance and paranormal romance for Carina Press.

The exciting second book in the London Undead trilogy brings readers back into a world where zombies have taken over London. Now the werewolves who’ve stepped up to fight the creatures have a new ally—a member of the Fae who jumps right into the middle of the fray!

—Mallory Braus, Freelance Editor, Carina Press

Through the Black Veil
by
Steve
Vera
,
urban
fantasy

You may remember us gushing about
Drynn,
Steve’s first book in this series.

In book 2 of the Last of the Shardyn series, our fearless heroes have returned to their magical homeland to warn everyone about the danger threatening to destroy their world.

—Rhonda Helms, Freelance Editor, Carina Press

Improper Arrangements
by
Juliana
Ross
,
erotic
historical
romance

Juliana writes sizzling historical romances set in Victorian times for Carina Press.

The follow-up to
Improper Relations
features a mountain-climber hero, Eli. He is my favorite type of hero: rugged, handsome, rough around the edges, mysterious. Love him!

—Carly Chow, Assistant Manager, Digital Commerce

Finessing the Contessa
by
Wendy
Soliman
,
historical
romance

Wendy Soliman writes wonderful
,
exciting historical romances.
The first two Forsters books are currently available from Carina Press.

In Wendy Soliman’s Regency romance
Finessing the Contessa
, Lord Robert Forster is drawn to the brilliant Sicilian he meets at a chess match, but is she a spy or an innocent pawn in a game of international espionage?

—Deborah Nemeth, Freelance Editor, Carina Press

All In with the Duke
by
Ava
March
,
male
/
male
historical
romance

Ava March writes can’t-miss historical male/male stories for Carina Press.

Max Arrington, the Duke of Pelham, has vowed to never again let a handsome face blind him to a man’s true intentions. But the beautiful Tristan Walsh is too intriguing for Max to resist, and it’s not long before their wicked nights together turn into something more.

—Stephanie Doig, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin and Carina Press

For Her Eyes Only
by
Shannon
Curtis
,
romantic
suspense

This is the third book in Shannon’s exciting McCormack Security Agency series.

For Her Eyes Only
features an admin assistant pairing up with the MSA’s undercover expert to investigate a murder. I loved the sexual tension between the hero and heroine!

—Stephanie Doig, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin and Carina Press

Getting Rich
by
Monique
Domovitch
,
cozy
mystery

Monique’s first novel with Carina Press
,
Getting Skinny,
had us all eager for the follow-up.

Just when she thinks she’s on the verge of getting rich, Nicky Landry finds out somebody is out to get her—and whoever it is has murder on the menu—in Monique Domovitch’s second Chef Landry Mystery.

—Deborah Nemeth, Freelance Editor, Carina Press

No Place Like Rome
by
Julie
Moffett
,
action
-
adventure
,
mystery

In addition to writing the Lexi Carmichael mysteries
,
Julie also writes Scottish historical romances!

Our favorite geek girl is off to Rome with the sexy and mysterious Slash to solve a case involving the Vatican, a dead body, some steamy kisses from her partner, and a top-secret encrypted file that even she can’t hack.

—Alissa Davis, Freelance Editor, Carina Press

Season of Seduction
,
erotic holiday anthology

Five Golden Rings
by
Jeffe
Kennedy
,
erotic
romance

Jeffe writes steamy erotic BDSM romance for Carina Press
,
as well as
(
also steamy!
)
fantasy romance.

Jeffe Kennedy heats up the season with this sultry, adventurous Facets of Passion novella set against the balmy days—and scorching nights—of a high-powered woman’s holiday-vacation-turned-sexual epiphany.

—Kerri Buckley, Editor, Carina Press

Naughty Nicks
by
Christine
d’Abo
,
erotic
romance

Christine’s Long Shots series
,
about a BDSM club and its patrons
,
includes a choose-your-path erotic romance!

This sexy and emotional novella features an interesting holiday business—stripper Santas! There was so much great tension between the heroine and her hero, who also happens to be her boss.

—Stephanie Doig, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin and Carina Press

Ménage on 34th Street
by
Elise
Logan
and
Emily
Ryan
-
Davis
,
erotic
ménage
romance

We are proud to welcome Elise and Emily to the Carina Press family!
This is their first book with us.

Katrina and Liam have a happy marriage, but they’ve always felt there’s room for more. When their friend Hunter returns from active duty, they know exactly what that “more” is. Now if only they can convince Hunter...

—Stephanie Doig, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin and Carina Press

Matzoh and Mistletoe
by
Jodie
Griffin
,
erotic
BDSM
romance

Jodie writes about true-to-life characters exploring their sexy sides in her Bondage
&
Breakfast series.

This BDSM novella has a lot of things going for it—it’s sexy, emotional, and there’s a really hot cop. Jodie is known for writing wonderfully realistic characters, and she doesn’t disappoint here.

—Stephanie Doig, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin and Carina Press

Gifts of Honor
,
military holiday collection

Starting from Scratch
by
Stacy
Gail
,
contemporary
military
romance

Stacy writes both paranormal and contemporary romance for Carina Press.

Stacy Gail gifts us with the sweetest of holiday reunions for a wounded Army Ranger and his one true love. Patience and forgiveness meet sharp wit and sizzling attraction!

—Kerri Buckley, Editor, Carina Press

Hero’s Homecoming
by
Rebecca
Crowley
,
contemporary
military
romance

Rebecca’s debut book with Carina Press
,
a
fantastic sports romance called
The Striker’s Chance¸
came out in September.

Three days before Christmas, a surprising phone call from an old love changes absolutely everything in this compelling novella.

—Kerri Buckley, Editor, Carina Press

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