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Athena Force - chosen for their talents. Trained to be the best. The women of Athena Academy shared an unbreakable bond. . . ;until one of them was murdered. Don't miss the riveting conclusion to this miniseries with Athena Force: Books 7-12! Six exciting books of action, adventure and romance including Deceived by Carla Cassidy, Contact by Evelyn Vaughn, Payback by Harper Allen, Countdown by Ruth Wind, Target by Cindy Dees, and Checkmate by Doranna Durgin.
Deep in the Louisiana bayou lurked the heart of darkness - and Guy Poitiers's penance. A tragedy in his youth had torn him away from his sweetheart, Mary Deveraux, and consumed his life with guilt. Now only Mary's white magic and a single gold coin offered clues to his salvation. Mary had never forgotten the Cajun boy who'd been her best friend. And now the grown-up Guy was inspiring desires she knew he shared. But to settle the past, they would have to travel deep into the swamp to confront the very root of evil before it struck, and ended their chance of ever finding a happy ending.
Evil looms but love conquers the darknessFOREVER MINE by Linda Winstead JonesMiranda Garner accidentally kills her obsessed ex-boyfriend, but he continues to stalk her...as a ghost. She turns to psychic John Stark for help-and triggers a deadly love triangle they've been caught in for centuries. Now John and Miranda must break the curse. Or lose each other forever...HAUNT ME by Evelyn VaughnDavid Fields is on life support when his spirit leaves his body-only to encounter an evil presence that's gripping the hospital...and heading straight for his estranged wife, Charis. Can David haunt the woman he still loves and protect her from a danger only he can see?SOUL OF THE WOLF by Karen WhiddonPolicewoman Amanda Riley is alone in believing a serial killer is targeting werewolves...until Nick Templeton joins the investigation. His seductive aura of darkness and danger makes Amanda suspect Nick is a shape-shifting werewolf himself. And she's not about to wait for the killer to prove it.
Somewhere, somehow, a door had opened and allowed pure evil to enter the world. It longed for human form and dreamed of destroying Its eternal enemy. And It had just found Brie and Steven Peabody to use as Its very reluctant hosts. This evil knew Brie's every secret, even that which she had kept from her husband. It filled Steven's mind with Its own hatred of witchcraft - and threatened to possess him to do Its bidding. And Its quest to overpower all those who opposed It could mean the end to Brie and Steven's perfect marriage...and their everlasting love!
In the world of the paranormal, the imagination reigns supreme. Populated by mysterious supernatural beings, mythic creatures and mortals possessing extraordinary powers, the ten enthralling fantasies in this spellbinding collection will transport you to the dark and dazzling realm of ghosts and shapeshifters, werewolves and witches, vampires and demons. Prepare to be mesmerized and beguiled by the seductive power of these dark and sensual immortals as they do battle against evil and long for love and redemption. Bundle includes: Wild Thing by Julie Kenner, Touch Me by Susan Kearney, Surrender by Julie Leto, Kiss of the Wolf by Susan Krinard, Shadow Kissing by Tanith Lee, by Evelyn Vaughn, Soul of the Wolf by Karen Whiddon, Forever Mine by Linda Winstead Jones, Her Best Enemy by Maggie Shayne and Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris.
Who or what are the Extraordinary Five?For fans of Heroes and The X-Files, delve into the mysteries of Family Secrets with books 1-4. This first collection contains Enemy Mind by Maggie Shayne, Pyramid of Lies by Anne Marie Winston, The Player by Evelyn Vaughn and The Bluewater Affair by Cindy Gerard.
She was light. He was darkness. She believed in everything good. He believed in nothing at all. Despite their differences, Cypress Bernard and Drake Benedict needed each other. Though she found the legendary warlock impossibly arrogant - and darkly irresistible - Cypress had to rely on his powers to save her beloved hometown. And though Drake found the earthy beauty a bit naive, he soon learned the extent of the danger they were both in.... Because the evil in Stagwater was laying claim to his soul, even as Cypress's magic charm warmed his icy heart, demanding that he believe in her, in light...in their love.
A. K. A. Goddess Reporting a break-in, avoiding my overprotective ex-lover, dodging dangerous men out to kill me. . . ;not exactly a typical day for a comparative mythology professor. So how did I, Maggi Sanger, get mixed up in all this?It started with a family legend that connects me to a goddess and charges me with recovering the grail she hid away ages ago. Apparently some powerful people heard the story and are bent on destroying the grail at any cost - including my life. Now I have to find it before the enemy closes in. . . . ; Her Kind of Trouble Mysterious strangers, warnings at sword point, threats of bodily harm. . . ;all this effort to make me leave Egypt has made me more determined than ever to find the legendary Isis Cup and keep it out of the wrong hands. After all, I'm Maggi Sanger, full-time college professor, sometime grail hunter and all-around stubborn woman who won't be pushed around. And things are getting even more complicated. The local women want my help, my exasperating ex wants me to marry him and the bad guys want me dead. It'll take some quick thinking and new allies to get me out of Egypt alive. . . ;.
When he quit a powerful secret society, Smith Donnell lost his fortune--and walked away from love. Beautiful heiress Arden Leigh deserved a man who could give her everything. Not a high-society outcast with nothing to his name and a bull's-eye on his back. But when Arden's curiosity made her the society's new target, Smith had to protect her--and win back her trust. Convincing Arden to let him back into her life would take a miracle. But Smith would do anything to keep her safe, even though he'd already sacrificed his heart--and this time, the price might be his life.
SHE'S ABOUT TO DISCOVER ONE OF HISTORY'S BEST-KEPT SECRETS The Marian priestesses once protected the Madonna mosaic, key to a legacy of peace and womanly power. They were hunted down by forces who did not understand their calling. Now their descendants are seeking the past - and stirring an enemy who will kill to keep them silent. . . . Museum curator Catrina Dauvergne knew the earthquakes could not be her fault. But the beheaded bodies and priceless artifacts revealed by the cracks in the earth were her fate to find. To protect them, she must risk her life - and give up the one man whose love and respect she most desires. But when destiny calls and forgotten history waits to be reclaimed or lost forever, this woman will answer. . . .
Married to one of the richest men alive, she was a kidnapping target. But Maggi Sanger-Stuart never took the threat seriously-until she and her baby were abducted. It wasn't her husband's fortune they demanded. No, the notorious Adriano family wanted Maggi's expertise on ancient artifacts-and they'd hold her daughter until Maggi obeyed their orders. But if Maggi does bring them the mysterious Black Madonna mosaic, the Adrianos will use its legendary power to destroy Europe. Millions will die. Now, with the help of her powerful husband, Maggi has just hours to find the key to the mosaic's power before all she loves is lost forever.
When you curse your enemy, you curse yourself, too.Nonpracticing witch Kate Trillo learned this when she walked in on her sister's murder and fought off the gloating killer. Staring into his cold eyes, she spoke the words that would make his life a living hell until she could get vengeance--and then the strangest accidents began happening to her.To make matters worse, the killer had a perfect alibi--or a look-alike. Had Kate said the wrong name, or was something wicked afoot? By uncovering her own secret heritage and finding a long-lost goddess grail, Kate might learn the truth. But would the truth set her sister's killer free?
"He's your enemy. " Those three words echo in Sibyl Daine's mind. Trace Beaudry's father-a member of a powerful secret society, the Comitatus-is responsible for imprisoning her for a crime she didn't commit. She's a hacker, not some thug. She doesn't know where Trace's true loyalties lie, but she soon finds the line between love and hate blurring. . . ;. Trace Beaudry is finished paying for his father's sins. But he intends to find answers about the sword he's uncovered-a weapon tied to the Comitatus. All he knows is that he is painfully attracted to sexy Sibyl. Can he get close enough to keep her safe-or will the secrets of the sword kill them both?
Nobody had to tell Sylvie Peabody some things were beyond understanding. After all, she was a witch of uncommon power. But even she was powerless to explain the nightmare that gripped the town of Stagwater whenever the full moon approached. Was it really possible that a werewolf was stalking the Louisiana night? And was it coincidence the horror had begun when the mysterious Rand Garner bought that old estate on the edge of town? Sylvie knew she must not fall prey to his lethal charm and animal grace.Yet nothing could keep her from him - not even her rising terror....
Kiss of the Wolf by Susan Krinard: Surgeon Dana Saint-Cyr trusted her instincts, even when they urged her toward an irresistible Louisiana man with a wicked reputation. But would she discredit the whispers of his supernatural powers and murderous intent before falling prey to his passion? Shadow Kissing by Tanith Lee: Artist Vivien Gray's new mysterious lover promised soul-stealing ecstasy that haunted her dreams and set her spine tingling. Now their happiness was at stake--from the ominous evil their very love had unleashed. The Devil She Knew by Evelyn Vaughn: When Marcy Bridges discovered a portal to hell in her closet, she needed help from the last person she wanted to call--her gorgeous landlord. Could she trust her life--and her heart--to the care of a dark, dangerous stranger?
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