Debut Titles That Rock!

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The RJ Book Club is 2,500 members strong and made up of readers and authors that come to us from all over the net. Many of our members belong to romance communities, blogs and review sites.

We asked our book club members to share with us a debut Author title that they read this year that rocked.


Here are those titles:

Note: Many of the titles listed below have not been reviewed by Romance


The Real Deal by Niki Green at Samhain publishing
Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland, Bantam Books

The Magic Knot by Helen Scott Taylor

The Shack  by William P. Young

As Luck Would Have It by Alissa Johnson.

Dark & Dangerous by Jeanne Adams, Zebra

Fire at Midnight by Lisa Marie Wilkinson

The Path to Freedom by Lisa Pietsch,  Sapphire Blue Publishing

A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore

Twilight by Stephaine Meyers!

Super in the City by Daphne Uviller, Bantam Books

Rescue Me by Christy Reece

Hot Cargo by Nicki Bennett, Ariel Tachna

One Scream Away by Kate Brady

A taste of magic by Tracey Madison

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Even Demons Get the Blues by Maree Anderson, Red Sage Publishing

Forbidden Heart by Kara Wills, Siren-Bookstrand Publishing

Renegade by Sarah Parr, Zebra

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci, Grand Central.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Delacourte

S. J. Day- Eve of Darkness, Tor

Scarlett and the Sheriff  by Carly Carson’s,  Red Sage

 The Conqueror by Kris Kennedy, zebra

Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood, Signet

Salt & Silver by Anna Katherine, Tor

Mastering the Marquess by Vanessa Kelly

Lady Sarah’s Redemption by Beverley Eikli

Mistaken by Kerri Nelson

Dibs by Lisa Wells
Rockstar by Lexi Adair

What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty

Mistress of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle,

Never Resist Temptation By Miranda Neville

Dark Desires of the Druids by Isabel Roman

Blood and Sex: Michael  by Angela Cameron
In Over Her Head  by Judi Fennell, Soucebooks

No Regrets  by Michele Ann Young , Sourcebooks
Wild Sight  by Loucinda Mcgary, Sourcebooks

What Would Jane Austen do by Laurie Brown Soucebooks

23 Responses to Debut Titles That Rock!

  1. Sarah Parr

    Thank you for including me on such an incredible list!! I am honored. 🙂

  2. Vanessa Kelly

    Wow! So thrilled to be included on this list with so many great writers – thanks!

  3. Karen H in NC

    Great list of debut books. I have several of these titles on my TBR shelf already. Plus I finished the first 2 books (As Luck Would Have It & Tempting Fate) by Alissa Johnson and am currently reading her 3rd book McAlister’s Fortune. All three books are excellent stories…well worth you time to read them! I’ll keep watching for my by this author.

  4. Niki Green

    Thank you so much for including ‘The Real Deal’ among these other great books. It was wicked to see my name on your list!

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  6. Jeanne AKA The Duchesse

    WOW! I’m thrilled to be included in this fabulous list! Thanks so much. :> I got home from National and Aunty Cindy – Loucinda McGary – emailed me to say we both “made the grade.” I’m in such stellar company, because I’ve read The Wild Sight and The Mistress of Pleasure and the Magic Knot and several others and they DO rock! :> I’m about to read Sarah Parr’s debut too, so WOW!!! Thanks, again!

    Jeanne Adams – Dark and Dangerous; Dark and Deadly – June 2009

  7. Daphne Uviller

    Thank you so much! I was thrilled to get the notice that Super in the City got your stamp of approval! Happy summer reading! – Daphne Uviller

  8. Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy

    Just home from the RWA conference and saw your list!

    Thank you so much for including THE WILD SIGHT! I’m honored to be included with so many other fabulous debut authors.

  9. Jennifer Haymore

    Too cool! Thank you SO much! 🙂

  10. Tracy Madison

    Wow! Just arrived home from D.C. to see AToM listed here. I’m so very honored. Thank you so much! What a great group of authors and books to be included with!

  11. Carrie Lofty

    I’m here along with Delilah, chiming in late because of Nationals. But thanks for the mention! I’m in great company 🙂

  12. Delilah Marvelle

    Wow and wow and WOW!!! To be mentioned
    amongst a list of such amazing authors is
    humbling. Thank you!! I would have posted
    my thanks earlier but I’m at the RWA conference
    and the connection here the Internet is…well..

  13. Helen Scott Taylor

    I’m on vacation in Scotland at the moment and I’ve only just picked up my email. I’m delighted that The Magic Knot is included on your list. Thank you to the wonderful Romance Junkies readers!


  14. Miranda Neville

    I am delighted to be included on your list – and in some great company. Thanks

  15. Judi Fennell

    Ooooh! I’m so thrilled! Thank you! (and especially because the book just went into a second printing!) I’m so glad you enjoyed In Over Her Head!

  16. Kara Wills

    I am thrilled and honored to have Forbidden Heart listed here! Thanks so much!

  17. Romance Junkies

    Thanks Lisa for the heads up. All fixed I hope 😉

    And for anyone who made the list feel free to grab a copy of the graphic at the top to use anywhere you like.


  18. Lisa Hendrix

    We’ve got a bit of confusion on the list. Authors names are shifted one down from their books. Not sure where it starts, but here are the two I picked up on:

    WHAT A SCOUNDREL WANTS is by Carrie Lofty.

    MISTRESS OF PLEASURE is by Delilah Marvelle (a terrific debut, btw, and her LORD OF PLEASURE coming on August 4 — be sure to reserve a copy with your favorite bookseller now, because Mistress sold out!)

  19. Lisa Marie Wilkinson

    I want to thank you for including my debut novel, “Fire at Midnight” among the list of Debut Titles That Rock. This is a huge thrill for me and I sincerely appreciate all the kind support RJ and the fabulous RJ readers have given me!! I’m doin’ the happy dance!!

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  21. Angela Cameron

    This is such a great honor! I havent stopped grinning for the last hour because of this. And it’s great timing to have Blood & Sex, Vol. 3: Blane come out today at Thank you so very, very much!

  22. Isabel Roman

    Oh, wow, I’m thrilled and honor and grinning crazily to be included here! Thank you! 🙂

  23. Lisa Wells

    You guys made my day when I woke up and saw my book DIBS listed as a debut book that rocks on your web page. Thank you.

  24. Lisa Pietsch

    I am honored to have The Path to Freedom listed here. Thank you so much!

  25. Maree Anderson

    I am thrilled to bits and beyond to have Even Demons Get The Blues listed here–especially given the company it’s keeping! Was having the most sucky day and this has really given me a lift. Thank you 🙂

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