But more unsettling is her growing suspicion that something unnatural is shadowing her. Amateur ghost hunter Hayden Priest believes Ree is being haunted. Even Amelia Gray, known in Charleston as The Graveyard Queen, senses a gathering darkness. Driven by a force she doesn't understand, Ree is compelled to uncover an old secret and put abandoned souls to rest-before she is locked away forever... An ebook exclusive prequel to The Graveyard Queen series.
Over her dead body...Angel Lowell's twin sister, Aiden, always got what she wanted-including Angel's boyfriend, Drew Maitland, lock, stock-and marriage... Now Aiden is dead, and Drew and Angel have returned to Crossfield, Texas, to save the small town they had all once called home. It might be time for Angel to forgive the past...and live for the future...The ten years apart have only deepened Drew's need, and he has vowed that this time Angel will be his. But even if he can convince Angel to take a second chance on him, something-or someone-is determined to keep them apart. How can he protect the woman he loves from an evil they can't even see?Previously published.
THE MISSION: WITNESS PROTECTION Brady Morgan's objective was clear: find Grace Drummond and keep her safe until she could testify. But Brady's past with the beautiful reporter was fraught with tension and desire. Seeing her again raised unanswered questions, including why she didn't want to be found. Grace Drummond was between a rock and a hard place-and both were Brady Morgan! She was desperate to avoid testifying, but could she trust Brady with the reason? With a killer on their trail and passion boiling beneath the surface, Brady would need all his expertise to keep Grace alive-and in his arms... TEXAS CONFIDENTIAL: By day, these agents are cowboys; by night they are specialized government operatives. Men bound by love, loyalty and the law-they've vowed to keep their missions and identities confidential...
A second chance at first love...SHE WAS HIS TRUE LOVEJake McClain had always loved Hope...even after she married Andrew Kingsley. And he knew she loved him--but after her policeman father had been killed, she couldn't bear to love a man in danger. So Hope became a Kingsley, entering a world of wealth and privilege far removed from Jake's honest eyes.COULD HE BE HER HERO?Now Andrew is dead...and an identical stranger has arrived at the Kingsley mansion. He says he's Adam Kingsley, home after thirty years. But his eyes follow Hope, and he knows secrets only Andrew would know. Has the husband Hope never loved returned to claim her? And how can Jake, the man she never stopped loving, save her?Previously published
A covert network of secret agents is Colorado's most lethal weapon - and its only hope. Bound by love, loyalty and the law, these men and women are trained to handle the most clandestine and dangerous cases. As scandal and ruin threaten the state's rich and powerful, they'll uncover secrets that span generations...and that someone will kill to keep. Private Eyes by Jasmine Cresswell A former trophy wife must prove her brother's innocence in a kidnapping. She finds herself face-to-face with an old flame harboring a mysterious agenda - will he be her downfall or her destiny? Kiss and Tell by Amanda Stevens A woman's honor is pitted against her heart as she is caught red-handed with the firstborn son of Colorado's own brand of American royalty, a man she's investigating for kidnapping. Centennial Bride by Debra Lee Brown See a legacy begin in Centennial Bride. Caught between a bitter feud and raging passion in nineteenth-century Colorado, one rancher will risk everything to claim his bride and start a political dynasty....
WAS IT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT...Anna Sebastian wanted desperately to learn about the stranger whose transplanted heart beat within her chest...particularly once the erotic dreams and deathly silent late-night calls began. But when her journey brought her face-to-face with her darkly handsome fantasy lover, she debated whether to divulge the truth. For brooding widower Ben Porter was rumored to have murdered the wife whose tragic end had given Anna a precious second chance....OR SOMETHING EVEN MORE DANGEROUS?A former cop, Ben knew that Anna harbored secrets, just as he knew they would become lovers. But Anna's sudden appearance aroused more than his guarded heart and urge to protect. It awakened a dormant killer who'd chosen now to strike again....
Was he her protector? Or a predator...It was the final glimpse Erin Ramsey would have of her sister: Megan's body, drained of blood, lying lifeless in a New York alley. Tormented by the fact that she hadn't been there when her sister needed her, Erin promises herself that she'll find Megan's killer.Detective Nicholas Slade tells Erin to go home, back to California. He says he doesn't want her to be the murderer's next victim. But his warning comes too late. Erin is already in danger, in thrall to a man who cloaks himself in shadows and haunts her nightmares.Erin is desperate to find her sister's murderer-and desperate to avoid becoming his prey-but she feels her own life spinning out of control as the silver-eyed specter from her dreams lures her deeper into his world. Nick may be the only one who can help her, but she's afraid to trust him. Her deep attraction to the secretive detective is tinged with fear. He only works the night shift. He wears sunglasses in the dark. And he may have been the last person to see Megan alive...Previously published.
From bestselling author Charlaine Harris and rising star Amanda Stevens come two otherworldly tales sure to haunt readers well after the last page is turned. Dancers in the Dark #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris Layla Rue Le May is no ordinary dancer-her partner, Sean McClendon, is a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire. When Layla Rue acquires a stalker, she's forced to face the music...and wonder if this will finally be her last dance. The Devil's Footprints Award-winning author Amanda Stevens Years after her sister's unsolved murder, Sarah DeLaune is haunted by the mysteries of her past when two mutilated bodies are found near Sarah's New Orleans home, the crime scene desecrated by cloven footprints. Sarah has always believed that her sister was killed by a man named Ashe Cain. But no one else has ever seen Ashe. Until now.
The footprints were etched in the snow for miles, passing through walls and crossing rivers...appearing on the other side as though no barrier could stop them.In 1922 a farmer in Adamant, Arkansas, awakes to a noise on his roof and finds his snow-blanketed yard marked with thousands of cloven footprints. The prints vanish with the melting snow...only to reappear seventy years later near the gruesome killing of Rachel DeLaune.Years after her sister's unsolved murder, New Orleans tattoo artist Sarah DeLaune is haunted by the mysteries of her past. Sarah has always believed that her sister was killed by a man named Ashe Cain. But no one else had ever seen Ashe. He had "appeared" to Sarah when she needed a friend the most, only to vanish on the night of her sister's murder. The past bleeds into the present when two mutilated bodies are found near Sarah's home, the crime scene desecrated by cloven footprints.
In Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, a terrible secret is about to be uncovered by a woman whose daughter vanished seven years ago without a trace...And now a new clue has surfaced...a doll that is the spitting image of Claire Doucett's missing child, right down to the tiny birthmark on the girl's left arm. A chance sighting of the eerily lifelike doll in a French Quarter collectibles shop leaves Claire shaken to her core...and more determined than ever to find out what happened to her beloved Ruby.When the doll is snatched and the store's owner turns up dead, Claire knows the only person she can turn to is ex-husband Dave Creasy, a former cop who has spent the past seven years imprisoned by his own guilt and despair. He let Claire down once when she needed him the most. Can she make him believe the doll really exists? She'll have to if they're to survive an encounter with a brutal psychopath-the dollmaker-who stole their future to feed an obsession that will never die.
AN OIL FORTUNE AND AN ILL-FATED HEIRAsh Corbett had been gone for twelve years. And now he was back in Jacob's Pass, Texas, as brash and as beautiful as ever. But something about him wasn't right. His family knew it...Emma Novick knew it. And what would take DNA typing precious time to reveal, Emma had only to look in his eyes and sample one kiss to know for sure.As a child, Emma would watch the grand Corbett parties through the windows and from the trees, catching only glimpses of the gowns and glamour inside. She was the gardener's daughter, not the sort of girl Ash would ever be attracted to. He was educated and well-bred, the kind of man who commanded respect wherever he went. But he and Emma shared secrets that only intensified over the years. Even though they were little more than strangers now, the passion between them burned strong still. But someone knew about them and would use their forbidden past to forge a new future...without Ash.
SOMETHING STRANGE WAS IN THE MISTS OF FERNHAVENA mantle of mystery had closed in on Elizabeth Blackstone. An inexplicable-unnatural-sensation of being watched had stricken her ever since the accident that claimed her young son and nearly her, as well. Trapped in the depths of despair, she'd been experiencing gaps in her memory, hearing and seeing things that weren't there...feeling even more frightening things. Her once-loving husband, Paul-a handsome, successful businessman-had become a grief-stricken stranger, who'd seemingly retreated from their marriage. But it was an impromptu excursion to the luxury hotel in Fernhaven that proved the true test of their bond....Paul was desperate to save his wife from the edge of devastation or worse. Would his love be strong enough to overcome a sinister and inconceivable interloper?
MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME...Pierce Kincaid couldn't understand why his wife nearly fainted when he came home from the store--or why she is no longer pregnant...until a five-year-old boy asks Mommy who the stranger is. Terror-filled nightmares slowly reveal that the ex-secret agent had been kidnapped, his memory wiped clean.Pierce knows that Jessica still loves him. But if he wants a second chance at the life he lost, he'll need to discover the truth behind his abduction and take down the kidnappers targeting his family--before death truly does part them.Previously published
Get ready for a new brand of justice... Born to a legacy of lawman, three brothers sworn to serve and protect will safeguard the women they love.GALLAGHER JUSTICE The feud between the Gallaghers and the O'Roarkes had raged for generations. And Detective Nick Gallagher would do whatever it took to keep his father's killer-a hated O'Roarke-in prison. Even commandeer the assistance of the beautiful Dr. Erin Casey-with or without her consent! Erin had almost forgotten her secret past-until Nick's demands put her in the spotlight. When threats forced her into Nick's protection, Erin knew time was running out. Even as his hard body and sky-blue eyes awoke her deepest passions, Erin tried to resist Nick's talk of the future. Because Nick would soon know he was falling for the daughter of his bitterest enemy...
Justice is in her blood...Fiona Gallagher hails from a long line of Chicago lawmen, and has fulfilled her heritage as a prosecutor, driven to put away the slime of the streets. But now she's going head-to-head with the police force, on the trail of a cop gone bad...Detective Ray Doggett is hell-bent on preventing Fiona from getting in too deep. The determined prosecutor has gotten too close to exposing the truth about the crime ring...and about him. Forcibly attracted to Fiona, he'd been sent undercover to investigate corruption--not fall in love. That is far too dangerous...for both of them.Previously published
MAN OF ACTIONAidan Campbell instinctively flew into the fray when the authorities rallied the troops to catch a gang of escaped convicts. Yet, as the adventurous bounty hunter scoured the storm-swept terrain with his teammates, he unexpectedly found himself rescuing a blond beauty dangling precariously from a cliff. His protective nature kicked into high gear when Kaitlyn Wilson's fragmented memories recalled a grisly crime carried out by the very militia members he hunted. After Aidan spirited the fiercely independent investigative reporter away to a safe house, it seemed pointless to battle their potent attraction in the passionate afterglow. But when Kaitlyn's nose for the news lured her to trouble, could a heroic, high-speed helicopter chase prevent a full-scale catastrophe?
Welcome to Twin Oaks-the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion-and one to set things straight...Check-in: Librarian Beth Young was so quiet, she simply blended into the town of Cooper's Corner. But Clint Cooper, co-owner of Twin Oaks, couldn't help but notice her as she played piano each evening at the B and B. Her music was haunting...and to Clint, so was her beauty. But Beth didn't dare act on the attraction she felt for Clint.Checkout: Beth wasn't really a mild-mannered, retiring librarian-she wasn't even Beth Young. In fact, she had no memory of who she was. But she sensed she was hiding out from a terrible danger, and risking Clint's love meant risking his life....
WOULD THEY RISK EVERYTHING FOR THE TRUTH?Valerie Snow had come to Memphis for justice. Thirty years ago her father had been wrongly convicted of a terrible crime, and Valerie was convinced that he'd been set up by the arresting officers. She was determined to find the real killer--but he might have found her first. Detective Brant Colter had spent his life in the shadow of his heroes--his father, his uncle and his mentor. After all, they'd arrested the kidnapper and murderer of a young boy. Hadn't they? Now Brant was forced to choose between protecting Valerie and possibly exposing his heroes as criminals. But Valerie had her own secrets. Even as he fell for her, was she deceiving him, too?
THE DEMON WARRIORDeep in the most remote Central American jungle, mercenary Jon Lassiter found solitude if not solace. He was trained to be a supersoldier and wasn't in the market to protect anything other than his own interests. But when Melanie Stark penetrated his personal domain...he had to come out of the shadows to save her from herself.HIS ANGEL SAVIORDetermined to recover her past, Melanie had to reveal her darkest secret to Jon. In doing so she faced an even more confounding mystery...one of the heart. How could she be falling for her dark guardian? With evil forces closing in, they'd have to face a devil in the flesh to discover an unspeakable plot of horror.
In a place that had been named for paradise, evil had come to call...A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WAS STRICTLY FORBIDDENBut that didn't stop Sergeant Abby Cross from wanting Sam Burke. She'd thought the FBI profiler cold and arrogant-until she worked with him, side by side, late into the nights on her town's desperate search for two missing little girls. Sam hid his emotions well, but beneath the surface Abby sensed his fierce determination to bring the innocent children home.Falling for Sam could cost her her reputation and career. She had to keep things cool between them. But emotional fires were blazing in Eden, Mississippi-and love was the ultimate temptation.
AN ACCIDENTAL RUN-IN?A benign business trip to Mexico turns sinister when one man turns up dead and another-impossibly-returns in the flesh! Penelope Moon couldn't believe her eyes when she saw her fiancé, Simon Decker, a man who had been languishing in a coma for months, on board a passing yacht with a man who would die within hours. But this Simon wasn't the kindly accountant she'd fallen in love with, who knew her intimately as though he'd read a brief on her needs and desires. This man was altogether different. Tougher, stronger-sexier than she'd known. And she secretly liked it.Soon Penelope found herself drawn into a deadly conspiracy involving an illegal pharmaceutical and border infiltration. More than just her wedding was at stake. But would her heart end up as collateral damage...?
THE DARKEST PART OF THE NIGHT IS THE MOST DANGEROUSStalked for years, Dr. Darian West has become an emotional recluse, a woman at the mercy of a skilled killer. Threats to her family have kept her silent, but every man who has become involved with Darian has paid the same fatal price. All but closed off from life, she lives a solitary existence until a chance meeting puts her next suitor in harm's way....Convinced his brother died at Darian's hands, Richard Berkley has vowed to avenge his death. He'll stop at nothing until he exposes the wealthy psychologist's deepest secrets...and her darkest fantasies. But as passion erupts, the killer lurks in the darkness, waiting until...Just Past Midnight...to strike.
Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town...My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I've been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I'm coming to think I have another purpose here.Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I've discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the soul of this town-this withering kingdom-and it will only be restored if I can uncover the truth.
Every family has its secrets...Prepare to be shocked and seduced by these three tales of deception, passion, and long-awaited revenge.The Hero's SonValerie Snow is desperate to clear her wrongfully convicted father of the abduction and murder of the young son of a powerful Memphis family. But the justice-seeking journalist hits a blue wall of silence. The son of the cop who helped put Valerie's father away thirty years ago, Lt. Brant Colter now isn't sure they caught the right man. Can he protect Valerie from a killer determined to bury the truth forever?The Brother's WifeGiving up Jake McClain was the hardest thing Hope ever had to do. But the Memphis PI put his life on the line every day and she couldn't risk losing the man she loved. Marrying Andrew Kingsley was her second mistake. Now Andrew is dead-and a stranger claims he's Andrew's twin brother, vanished for thirty years. But there's something disturbingly familiar about Adam Kingsley...The Long-Lost HeirBradlee Fitzgerald was just a child when her best friend Adam Kingsley disappeared. Rumors of foul play swirled around the Kingsleys' palatial Memphis estate. Thirty years later, as one man fights to clear his name and another man awakens dangerous desire, what Bradlee inadvertently witnessed comes back to haunt her as she's drawn into an unholy maze of retribution and murder.
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