Authors and publishers aren’t fools.  It was a cold and calculated move.  When those drafts were turned in over half a year ago – long before they warmed up the presses – they knew what you were going to do once you put away the winter wardrobe.  Folks are starting to think about getting the heck out of dodge, and along with gas prices is a rising need to clutch a bestseller…in a hammock, passenger seat, or an audiobook blasting out of your center console.

That was kind of a roundabout way of pointing out it probably wasn’t a coincidence that several heavy hitters are dropping in June.  Reserve them now.

Eric Van Lustbader — Bourne Objective

James Patterson — Private

Janet Evanovich — Sizzling Sixteen

Laurell K. Hamilton — Bullet

Dean Koontz — Frankenstein: Lost Souls