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.
ON THE WAY TO THE CHAPEL...If bride-to-be Ainslie O'Connell hadn't seen the derelict pushing the shopping cart, she might have married the wrong man. Because that "derelict," who now suffered from amnesia, was Seamus Malone-the only man she'd ever truly loved. The man she'd buried two years ago! The man she thought she'd known...but really hadn't. Ainslie knew that unmasking a secret from Seamus's shadowy past as a soldier of fortune would guarantee his safety. But her greatest challenge lay in convincing Seamus he'd never be truly alive without her by his side!
MISSION PROFILETHE AGENT: Conrad Burke, alias Connor DucharmeHIS MOTTO: "Always work alone."THE ASSIGNMENT-AND COMPLICATION: Team up with one headstrong, pregnant woman to catch a criminal....With a resolve as cold as steel and a thirst for vengeance, U.S. marshal-turned-Confidential-agent Conrad Burke tracked his quarry like a Wild West hero of old. Until the trail led to his downfall-the one woman he'd always loved. Marilyn Langworthy, billionaire's daughter-and after one reckless night, mother of Con's unborn child. His quest placed her in jeopardy. But although the mobster he sought took no prisoners, only Marilyn had the key to bring the man down. Now Con would move heaven and earth to keep Marilyn safe....
Ever since Tash's grandfather Darkheart revealed the big family secret-Tash and her triplet sisters were born of a vampire slayer-Tash's life has been a series of surprises. But none of that prepared her for the possibility of turning vamp herself. That's the good news. The bad? The most gorgeous man she's ever laid eyes on is over two hundred years old. And one of her sisters wants to stake him, while the other wants to doom him to a life of tortured guilt. Worse yet, with a new Queen Vamp in town, it's up to Tash to infiltrate her army. As a semihuman, there's no danger of Tash falling under Lady Jasmine's control. Or so she thinks. . . ;.
KIDNAPPED HEARTSTess Smith was bolder than the broncs Virgil Connor tamed as a boy at the Double B Ranch, where he'd been sent for breaking the law one too many times. Heck, the FBI agent still couldn't believe the sassy tabloid reporter had kidnapped him at gunpoint. She claimed she was protecting runaway child witness, Joey Begand, who swore someone in the Bureau wanted him dead. And when two goons posing as agents tried to mow them down, Connor had to admit they might be right. He knew there was only one place where they could buy time so he could sort out this mess-the Double B. But first he had to earn his captor's trust, even if it meant seducing Tess into submission...and losing his desperado heart forever.
Megan's preparing to walk down the aisle with her triplet sisters as her bridesmaids when their long-lost grandfather Darkheart interrupts with staggering news: they are heirs of an ancient vampire-slaying legacy. One of them is a natural-born slayer. One is a healer. One will become a vampire. And they're all in imminent danger from the vamp who murdered their mother. With a fiancé out for blood, a bodyguard as wild as he is wolf and a dreamy detective on her trail, Megan is unnerved and deeply conflicted. If the prophecy is true, she may be her sisters' deadliest enemy. But if it's not, who will save them all from a world turned vamp?
RENEGADE HEARTSIf he hadn't received a letter from a dead woman who'd once saved his life, Quinn McGuire wouldn't have agreed to help a frightened Jane Doe to honor his unpaid debt. As her twenty-four-hour protector, this burned-out soldier for hire would go to the wall to save "Jane" from a madman who claimed she'd committed a heinous crime. When their joint investigation uncovered her past, Quinn thought convincing Jane she was innocent of cold-blooded murder would be his greatest challenge-but he was wrong! Finding the courage to love Jane was...
A DESERTED COUNTRY ROAD, A BROKEN-DOWN CAR AND IN THE THROES OF LABOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN TYLER ADAMS HAD EVER SEEN...Tye didn't know how Susannah Bird had gotten into her current predicament, but after delivering her newborn son and holding the squirming bundle in his arms, he vowed to protect them both with his life.Accept the protection Tye offered or disappear? Susannah had to think of how best to keep her baby safe from the men who were determined to kill them both. She fought against the devil that tempted her with Tye's blue eyes and tender promises, but could the mysterious stranger be the answer to her and her son's prayers...?
SHE COULDN'T REMEMBERHer name, her past or how she'd been shot-it was all a blank to Dana Smith. For five years, she built a new life, became a new person-and dreamed of a man whose hands caressed her, whose kisses set her on fire....HE COULDN'T FORGETThe mystery lady had kissed him and disappeared into the night-but after the shots were fired, her body was nowhere to be found. P.I. Gabriel O'Shaunessy could tell the police nothing about her disappearance, only that he'd been hired to follow her. Five years later, the lady walked back into his life-with no identification, no answers and a plea for help he couldn't ignore....
FIVE-ALARM BLAZEHaving been to hell and back, investigator Stone McQueen knew he had nothing to lose when he raced into a burning building to save a small child. But he was dead wrong. For the fire was set by the same arsonist who had destroyed his career seven years ago. And in a bizarre twist, he found himself reunited at the scene with the only woman who had ever mattered to him-Tamara King. A woman he now had to protect from the elusive fire starter.As Tamara and Stone joined forces, their passion ignited into an all-consuming blaze. And soon Stone couldn't figure out what was more dangerous-the arsonist whose crimes were turning increasingly personal or the secret he'd kept from Tamara that could destroy this second chance....
A MOTHER'S HEARTBeing convicted for a crime she hadn't committed shattered Julia Tennant's world. Losing her daughter broke her heart. Free at last, she faced the special agent who'd sealed her fate, and asked for his help. Max Ross spoke coldly, but the flash of heat that seared through his eyes told her he heard her plea.This man had the strength of will needed to reclaim her child-once she convinced him that someone else had gotten away with murder.A MAN'S STRENGTHHe'd hated himself for wanting her. Now Max would move heaven and earth to right the wrong done to Julia. He'd use all his considerable skills to prove her innocence and get her daughter back-though the cost might be his heart and soul....
No words could terrify Julia Stewart more. After two years of hiding, of dreaming about darkly sensual police detective Cord Hunter and the life shed left behind, Cord had found her. And hed brought their orphaned goddaughter - a child in danger. . . . Julias career as a child protection officer had ended after a near tragedy. But she couldnt turn away from the little girl shed sworn to protect, even though it meant working side by side with the man she still loved with furious passion. Even though it meant exposing the secrets shed driven Cord away to keep. . .
A FATHER'S DUTYFormer hostage negotiator Gabe Riggs wanted nothing to do with spoiled socialite Caro Moore, the ice princess who'd left him high and dry after one night of fiery passion. But a year later, she came begging for the rugged Navajo specialist's help-to protect her and her baby girl from a madman bent on revenge.Telling Gabe the truth about his daughter would only put him in danger, and Caro couldn't handle anyone else suffering because of her. But living under Gabe's close guard at the Double B Ranch was threatening to expose the heart-stopping truth-that he was a daddy...and the only man she ever loved.
THE FIRST TIME HAD BEEN HARD...Bailey Flowers should have known a man who'd been to hell and back would break her heart. But now ex-mercenary Terrence Sullivan was the only man who could help her locate her missing sibling-before the police framed her sister for murder!THE SECOND TIME WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLEThese former lovers thought they could set aside personal feelings to solve an increasingly bizarre-and deadly- investigation. But when their simmering passion exploded in an all-consuming desire,Bailey knew this tortured mercenary needed her help. Because the only key to Sullivan's salvation lay in her ever-loving arms-
The Crosse triplets have had a hell of a year. To their shock, their grandfather Darkheart revealed that the sisters hail from a long line of vampire slayers. According to legend, one of them is the new slayer. One can heal vampires. And one will turn into a blood-sucking vamp. Professional vampire-hunter Jack Rawls believes sexy, cocktail-loving Kat is the vamp-to-be. Desperate not to turn fang, Kat enlists the wary Jack to help her find Maplesburg's vamp zero, Cyrus Kane. With Kane dead-permanently-she might be able to stop the prophecy in its tracks. But Kat hadn't counted on her growing feelings for Jack, or the charisma and true evil of Kane. . . ;.
FBI agent Matt D'Angelo had always operated by logic, but now he was combing the streets like a madman in search of one woman-Jenna Moon.Though Matt knew his disbelief at Jenna's wild story had caused her to run, he couldn't deny that she'd gotten under his skin. Or that she was in danger. But once he found her and became her twenty-four-hour protector, Matt began to question his own sanity. Because Jenna made him want a life he'd denied himself. And wonder what it would be like to have this sweetly giving woman in it...
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