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Who says sensual romance can only be found in the twenty-first century? Discover that red-hot romance really is timeless in this bundle of the first three books in the Harlequin Blaze Historicals series!Bound to Please by Hope TarrFifteenth-century Scotland is a tough place to be a woman in charge. Brianna MacLeod, new laird of her clan, needs a child to establish her position. And the best way to do that is to demand the sexual services of her sworn--and very sexy--enemy, Ewan Fraser!The Concubine by Jade LeeChen Ji Yue is on her way to empress superstardom in nineteenth-century China as royal consort. She only has to vanquish 300 rivals to bring her family great honor--and resist the deliciously sexy Sun Bo Tao--the emperor's best friend. . . Make Me Yours by Betina KrahnBeing desired by the Prince of Wales isn't necessarily bad. . . except that the prince only gets involved with married women. Plus, widow Mariah Eller much prefers the prince's tempting friend Jack St. Lawrence, the very man the prince has charged with finding Mariah a husband!
New York Timesbestselling author Betina Krahn breathes life into history in a spellbinding tale of a legendary swordswoman, a time of bloodlust and myth, and a love story so powerful it will take your breath away. A Woman's Heart Strong, stunning, and breathtakingly fierce...Aaren Serricksdotter is the eldest daughter of a Viking sword stealer and a beautiful Valkyr. But for the power of a long-ago enchantment, none shall know the true secrets of her heart-perhaps, not even herself. A Man Beguiled Heir to the Norse high-seat, Jorund Borgerson is torn between the ferocious legacy of his clan-and his secret vow to bring peace to his people. Until he meets a distant clansman's daughter, a ravishing warrior who rouses Jorund like no other. Bound together by a force as mysterious as it is powerful, Jorund and Aaren must discover the secret of their remarkable union. For in this time of violence and chaos, two great warriors must prepare for a final battle-a journey beyond the bloodshed. . . to a true enchantment that is the birthright of every man and woman who has ever loved.
New York TimesandUSA TODAYbestselling authors Betina Krahn and Jacquie D'Alessandro and award-winning author Hope Tarr put a new spin on a holiday classic. After the death of her betrothed, young widow Claire Halliday feels a kinship with Scrooge. But a stolen moment under the mistletoe could revive her Christmas spirit...and ignite her reluctant heart. Lady Adelaide Kendall is in love. Unfortunately, the object of her affection is promised to her sister, who loves another-and then it gets even more complicated! Only divine intervention can sort out this comedy of errors!At thirty, Fiona MacPherson has resigned herself to the solitary life of an old maid, until she glimpses a future filled with loneliness-and cats. Now she must embrace the unusual destiny-and the man-that eluded her five years ago.
More Than Words: Bestselling authors & Real-life heroinesWe all have the power to effect change--we just need to find the strength to harness it. With every good deed done, and helping hand offered, we are making the world a better place. The dedicated women selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award have changed many lives for the better, through their compassionate hearts and unshakable commitment. To celebrate their accomplishments, bestselling authors have written stories inspired by these real-life heroines.In this book, Betina Krahn honors the work of Donna Fischer, the Arizona program coordinator for Casting for Recovery, a national non-profit organization that runs fly-fishing retreats for women who have or have had breast cancer.We hope More Than Words inspires you look inside your heart and to get in touch with the heroine inside of you.
She devised her own standards for the perfect man. Now, can she resist him? Betina Krahn, the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Talking Man and The Soft Touch, is at her most charming and witty in this enchanting tale of unlikely love. She vowed never to be married. . . . Sister Eloise was perhaps the most well intentioned novice at the Convent of the Brides of Virtue - and the one always in the most trouble. Headstrong and earnest, she was determined to surprise her frustrated abbess and succeed in her latest role as the convent's new husband judge. But to do so this modest beauty, who had forsaken all carnal pleasure, must judge a warrior whose mere presence exuded a dangerous, unpredictable, and totally male sensuality. He'd do anything to be a husband. . . . Peril, earl of Whitmore, needed a virtuous wife in the worst possible way. And he could think of no way worse than taking a stubborn, opinionated young novice back to his blighted estate and proving he was husband material. But in the days and nights to come he finds that the one test he can't pass is resisting this maddeningly irresistible woman. And as the dark secret of the Whitmore estate is revealed and their passion ignited by a single forbidden touch, they find that the perfect match is often made in a far more sensuous place than heaven.
Remington Carr, a rakish earl and London's most infamous bachelor, matches wits with Lady Antonia Paxton, a lovely young widow who has made a career out of assisting destitute women marry well by trapping eligible bachelors in compromising positions.
Mariah Eller was only trying to save her inn from being trashed. So how did the widow manage to attract the unwanted-and erotic-attention of the Prince of Wales? Not that being desired by royalty is necessarily bad. . . Only, Mariah much prefers the prince's best friend. . . . Jack St. Lawrence is very tempting, and very loyal. And he knows that the prince gets involved only with married women. So he figures sexy Mariah is safe. . . until the prince demands Jack find her a husband! The problem? Jack and Mariah can't fight their sizzling attraction. And once they give in to their desires, the situation is even worse. Because the prince's man has found a husband for Mariah. Himself . . .
Watch out, guys! These ladies mean business. . . The Chaseby Betina KrahnSamantha Drexel has always loved Nick Stack. . . or at least she's loved his music. So when Sam first meets the sexy songwriter, she's already halfway seduced. Lucky for her, Nick's more than willing to finish the job. . . . The Takedownby Joanne RockLuke Owens has been trying to avoid the sensual allure of Tori Halsey, his best friend's little sister, all his life. But all bets are off when she decides to take him down and have her way with him!The Satisfactionby Lori BorrillKitty Colburn has never believed in resisting temptation. And right now, she's got a fierce craving for chef Josh Beeker. Now all she has to do is convince the notorious playboy that sex with her could be wickedly delicious. . . .
With the wit ofThe Last Bachelor,the charm ofThe Perfect Mistress,and the sparkle ofThe Unlikely Angel,Betina Krahn has penned an enchanting new romance about a woman ahead of her time and an academic who must choose between cold reason and. . . The Mermaid. If Celeste Ashton hadn't needed money to save her grandmother's seaside estate, she would never have published her observations on ocean life and the dolphins she has befriended. So when her book bursts upon the London scene, making her an instant celebrity, she is unprepared for the attention. . . especially when it comes from handsome scientist Titus Thorne. While Titus suspects there is something fishy about her theories, Celeste is determined to be taken seriously. Soon their fiery clashes create sparks neither expects, not least when Celeste dares Titus to let her give him a personal tour of the world she knows so well. But when a shady entrepreneur takes too close an interest in Celeste's work--and Celeste--Titus must decide if he will risk his credibility, his career--and his heart--to side with the Lady Mermaid.
Left alone on the family estate, headstrong Brien Weston has learned to manage for herself. But when she becomes too independent for her noble father's tastes, he orders an arranged marriage "for her own good. " Taking matters into her own hands, Brien discovers that what makes a woman truly ineligible for marriage is marriage itself. So how does a woman acquire a husband . . . who won't really be a husband? Having rejected his own father's title and fortune, shipbuilder Aaron Durham vows to find a...
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all July 2009 Harlequin Blaze with one click!Those steamy summer nights are about to get even hotter with these six sexy books from Harlequin Blaze! Bundle includes: Endless Summer by Julie Kenner, Karen Anders, and Jill Monroe; Hard to Resist by Samantha Hunter; Make Me Yours by Betina Krahn; Twin Seduction by Cara Summers; The Soldier by Rhonda Nelson; and The Mighty Quinns: Teague by Kate Hoffmann.
The Perfect Mistress is the perfect follow-up to The Last Bachelor. This time the heroine is a courtesan's daughter who wants the unthinkable: to get married... The daughter of an exquisite London courtesan, beautiful and blunt Gabrielle La Coeur is determined to make a different life for herself -- staid, respectable... married. Pierce St. James is an openly libertine viscount, who intends to stay single and free of the hypocrisy of Victorian society. For Gabrielle, there is only one way out of the life her mother has planned for her -- she must become the virginal "mistress" of London's most notorious rake.From the Paperback edition.
[From the back cover] The sensual, high-spirited novels of Betina Krahn never fail to entertain. Now, the bestselling author of THE PERFECT MISTRESS takes readers back to the excitement of an America on the brink of rebellion... and a man and a woman about to clash on the battlefield of love! Defiantly independent Aria Dunning believed in a free America-no matter what her Royalist father thought. It was distressing enough that he supported the British King, but it outraged her that he planned to marry her to an English earl! Aria was a new woman for a new country, not a pawn to be used in a dangerous political game. She simply wouldn't submit to any man she didn't love...or to any Englishman even if she did. Then she met her intended, Tynan Rutland. Suddenly, her breath came faster and her pulse raced...even as she raised a hand to slap his smug, handsome face. He was an arrogant aristocrat who didn't understand that all men-and women-are created equal. But Rutland saw a wild beauty to tame in his arms and in his bed. He was mounting a campaign of seduction, unaware that Aria had her own plan: the complete surrender ... of Rutland's loyalties and his heart!
To tame a tough man, it takes...The Soft Touch.She is a softhearted Baltimore heiress...Lovely but disastrously tenderhearted Diamond Wingate has terrible trouble saying "No": to the poor and unfortunate who beg at her gates; to entrepreneurs with big plans and no money; and worse, to the silver-tongued young men who line up to propose marriage. So far she has managed to keep her three fiancés a secret, insisting she cannot marry until she turns twenty-three. But her birthday--and disaster--are looming....He is a hardheaded Westerner...Rugged, independent "Bear" McQuaid has never taken a dime he didn't earn by his own hard work. But now his dream of building a railroad, so close to coming true, is about to collapse from lack of funds. Approaching Baltimore's infamous "soft touch," he learns she has other assets as well: a delicate, strawberry blond beauty and shining intelligence--and a fascination for the romance of the railroad. Then Bear uncovers Diamond's embarrassment of riches in fiancés as well as money and charms. Now he must make a choice: finance his dream through a little genteel blackmail, or do it the hard way...by falling in love.From the Paperback edition.
Betina Krahn, theNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe Soft TouchandThe Perfect Mistress, casts her beguiling spell once more with this warm and witty love story. . . . She was an independent woman-with only one weakness. . . an irresistible downtown man. . . An immovable uptown lady. . . rich suffragette Beatrice Von Furstenberg was tough enough to trade stocks on Wall Street and smart enough to resist the temptation of passion. Adamant about women being independent-and without a romantic bone in her lovely body-she had sternly refused to give her moonstruck sixteen-year-old ward permission to wed an eighteen-year-old suitor. Now the desperate teens have dreamed up a mock robbery and a daring rescue to change Beatrice's mind. Attorney Connor Barrow, a rogue of an Irishman with a silver tongue, remembers all too well the burning desires of youth. So he agrees to help in a crazy plan that will land him in a world of trouble. Suddenly he is responsible for the most influential lady in the city being locked up in a brothel, furious and threatening his ruin. Neither of them expects that first breathless kiss-a deal that would make the devil himself blush-and, most of all, the ways love can change a man's mind and open a woman's heart. . . .
With her soft heart and angelic face, Madeline Duncan is no one's idea of a hardheaded businessman. So when the lovely spinster comes into am unexpected inheritance and uses her newfound wealth to start a business, she causes quite a stir. . . especially with Lord Cole Mandeville, who has been appointed by the courts to keep Madeline from frittering away her fortune. Handsome, worldly, and arrogant, Cole knows just how ruthless the world can be--and that an innocent like Miss Duncan is heading straight for heartbreak, bankruptcy, or worse. But when he sets out to show Madeline the error of her ways, Cole is in for the surprise of his life. . . as he finds himself falling under the spell of a woman who won't believe the worst about anyone. . . even a jaded rogue like him.
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