June continues to be a big month for publishing. There are lots of A list authors publishing this month too. You might start to think it is the month for the romance genre because a lot of the big name romance authors are publishing - it is starting to be the beach reading season after all. However, if you skip to the end of the list, you can see Patterson also has a title arriving.
First, Jackie Collins - it has been awhile but Collins is coming out with her 4th Lucky Santangelos book on June 16th, The Santangelos. Lucky's daughter is Europe 'hot' new model and her son is being framed for murder. Can she handle it? What do you think?
Jude Deveraux has the third book in the Nantucket Brides series, Ever After, coming on June 23rd. The plot is complicated. Let's just say that a girl inherits a house and as a physical therapist takes on a client who was injured in Afghanistan. Her house has ghosts and there are hurdles to get over. This is suppose to be the last in the series and some have recommended reading the first two before this one but others say it works as a stand alone. Your choice on how to do it.
Barbara Delinsky, another beach favorite, has Blueprints coming out on June 9th.This is the story of two women, a skilled carpenter who hosts a home construction TV show and her architect daughter. The mother is asked by the network to step aside and let her daughter take over. A rift occurs between the two just when they are both trying to figure out who they are.
Dorothea Benton Frank who is always popular in the summer has All the Single Ladies coming out on June 9th. Once again in the Carolina Lowcountry, 3 friends gather after the death of a middle-aged friend. They discuss the life of their dead friend but also their own and whether any of them is really happy.
Danielle Steel has Country coming out on June 16th. How does she write so many books without a co-author? I don't know. Stephanie Adams had been a stay at home wife, devoted to her children and rather boring husband. When the husband dies in a skiing accident, she finds herself with other choices. Hmmmmm.
The author here is not as well known or a big name but the series is so.....Douglas Corleone has Robert Ludlum's The Janson Equation coming on June 2nd. Senator James Wyckoff's son has disappeared after his girlfriend is found strangled. Paul Janson and Jessica Kincaid are hired to find him but find themselves being stalked by an assassin.
Brad Meltzer has The President's Shadow coming out on June 16th. This is the 3rd in the Beecher White series. White finds a chopped off arm in the White House Rose Garden. He realizes that this is a message for the President. Meltzer is often compared to Baldacci so if you like him, give Meltzer a try.
Finally, James Patterson and Howard Roughan have Truth or Die coming on June 22nd. Attorney Trevor Mann's girlfriend is shot and killed while investigating a story for a New York Times article. Mann can't let it go, even if he puts himself in lethal danger.
OK - I started this list on Saturday but then was called out of town on an emergency. So....I finish it on Tuesday. Hope you find something good to read.