Let #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sweep you away to an island paradise of passion and temptation. They met in the most terrible of circumstances. She was lost, terrified, and in grave danger. He was wounded, wary, and unable to ignore the lovely girl who needed his help. Ten years have passed since that bleak day, and now Serena Spaulding is independent, successful, and unwilling to be strong-armed into anything. Even when the strong arms are attached to a devastatingly handsome man--the very same one who rescued her all those years ago. All he knew was her name . . . and that he had to see her again. Gideon Brandt has never stopped searching for Serena. And the moment she walks back through the gates of his tropical estate, he is flooded by desire--and overcome with the longing he has endured for a decade. Finding her has taken years, and convincing her that true love is worth the risk could take even longer. But from their first electric kiss, Gideon just knows: If it takes a lifetime to win Serena's trust, it will be a lifetime pleasurably spent. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen provides her trademark blend of seductive romance and pulse-pounding suspense in this classic tale of a woman who unexpectedly finds herself living--and loving--on the edge of danger. Lisa Landon makes her living with her voice--a voice fueled by a heartbreak she vows never to experience again. But despite her renown, Lisa's real ambition is to escape the memories that follow her from one sold-out engagement to the next. Perhaps that's what brings her to the exotic desert nation of Sedikhan and the nightclub where she meets Clancy Donahue. Clancy takes one look at the beautiful, vulnerable chanteuse and knows she is exactly the woman he's been searching for. The Sedikhan security chief needs to bait a trap for a terrorist moneyman, and Clancy is certain that Lisa will be irresistible. What he doesn't count on is that he won't be able to resist her either--and that he'll do anything to protect her, even if it means risking his own life. With deadly plans in motion and Lisa in the crosshairs, Clancy realizes that before their romance can get to always, it will first have to reach tomorrow.From the Paperback edition.
In this classic love story, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Johansen pairs an exotic locale with an irresistible man for a story that proves anything is possible when a woman knows in her heart that it's right.
The bestselling author of "The Ugly Duckling" and "Long After Midnight" delivers the relentlessly gripping tale of an American photojournalist who stands against deadly terrorists. National ads, including "USA Today". Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Now, from nationally best-selling Iris Johansen comes a thrilling tale of abduction, seduction, and surrender that sweeps from the shimmering halls of Regency England to the decadent haunts of a notorious rogue. . . She was a hostage torn between passion and loyalty. . . Marianna Sanders realized she could not trust this dark and savagely seductive stranger who had come to spirit her away across the sea. She possessed a secret that could topple an empire, a secret that Jordan Draken, the duke of Cambaron, was determined to wrest from her. In the eyes of the world the arrogant duke was her guardian, but they both knew she was to be a prisoner in his sinister plot--and a slave to his exquisite pleasure. He was the fabulous rake they called the Duke of Diamonds. . . For years, brilliant, deadly Jordan Draken had schemed to destroy the emperor who threatened everything he valued most in the world. Now that he held this defiant woman who was the key to his final triumph, he felt a fierce sense of satisfaction. . . and the first stirring of desire. She was only supposed to be a pawn in his plans, but once alone with his captive, Jordan realized she was a prize he could never surrender.
The New York Times bestselling author of Firestorm, Iris Johansen, returns with a psychological thriller so terrifying, so relentlessly paced, it won't leave you time to catch your breath before the next shock comes. A forensic sculptor is locked in a deadly duel with a serial killer determined to destroy her--one life at a time. Eve Duncan's job is to put a face on the faceless victims of violent crimes. Her work not only comforts their survivors--but helps catch their killers. But there is another, more personal reason that Eve Duncan is driven to do the kind of work she does--a dark nightmare from a past she can never bury. And as she works on the skull of a newly discovered victim, that past is about to return all over again. The victim is a Jane Doe found murdered, her face erased beyond recognition. But whoever killed her wasn't just trying to hide her identity. The plan was far more horrifying. For as the face forms under Eve's skilled hands, she is about to get the shock of her life. The victim is someone she knows all too well. Someone who isn't dead. Yet. Instantly Eve's peaceful life is shattered. The sanctuary of the lakeside cottage she shares with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and their adopted daughter Jane has been invaded by a killer who's sent the grimmest of threats: the face of his next victim. To stop him, Eve must put her own life in the balance and question everything and everyone she trusts. Not even Quinn can go where Eve must go this time. As the trail of faceless bodies leads to a chilling revelation, Eve finds herself trying to catch a master murderer whose grisly work is a testament to a mind warped by perversion and revenge. Now she must pit her skills against his in a showdown where the stakes are life itself--and where the unbearable cost of failure will make Eve's own murder seem like a mercy killing. From the Hardcover edition.
First comes darkness, then comes fear. Eve Duncan is back! Blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen's latest thriller brings Eve closer to discovering her daughter's killer... and into a web of danger from which she may not be able to escape... Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move... and who has a special affinity for blood. When a Georgia senator's daughter is found murdered, and her body drained of blood, Eve Duncan is drawn into the web of Kevin Jelak--a serial murderer who is on Eve's short list of killers who might know something about her missing daughter Bonnie. When a goblet of blood is found in Eve's refrigerator, she knows the taunting is over... and the games have begun. As Eve and Jelak engage in a dance of death, Eve must call upon those she loves and trusts the most... even if it means bringing them into the game as well.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic novel about a young woman who lives life on her own terms and the bold adventurer who risks everything to rescue her friend--and persuade her to open up her heart. Kate Gilbert is a woman without a past--or even a passport--to tie her down. Raised by smugglers, she lives on her wits, relishing the sense of freedom that only the life of the open sea can provide. All she knows of love she has learned from classic literature.Nothing she read about in Shakespeare, however, could prepare her for Beau Lantry. The brash, handsome playboy helps her out of a tough scrape and puts his own life on the line to save her friend. Now Kate is in Beau's debt, and as reluctant as she is to compromise her hard-won independence, she's intrigued by the prospect of a new kind of life in the arms of this wealthy stranger. But can Beau keep her out of harm's way long enough to convince her that happiness is worth leaving behind a world of ever-present danger?From the Paperback edition.
A past she thought buried...a murder she was driven to solve...Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge by a high-ranking government official to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim. Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic past, living a quiet life with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane. Then a stunning series of seemingly unrelated events turns Eve's new world upside down. A killer so deceptive, he leaves nothing behind but his victims...Now, in a special government facility, she takes on the project of identifying the victim's skeleton. But she hasn't even begun when the first death occurs. Someone totally ruthless, someone who can strike anywhere at any time and with seeming immunity, is determined to put a halt to her work, her life, and the lives of those she loves. Eve has stumbled onto a chilling conspiracy. There is only one person who can give her the devastating truth...and he is already dead.From the Paperback edition.
The truth has eluded her for years. Now is she ready to face it? When Eve Duncan gave birth to her daughter, she experienced a love she never knew existed. Nothing would stand in the way of giving Bonnie a wonderful life--until the unthinkable happened and the seven-year-old vanished into thin air. Eve found herself in the throes of a nightmare from which there was no escape. But a new Eve emerged: a woman who would use her remarkable talent as a forensic sculptor to help others find closure in the face of tragedy. Now with the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling, Eve has come closer than ever to the truth. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie's father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle. And that Bonnie's disappearance was not as random as everyone had always believed.
In #1 New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen's riveting novel of danger and romantic adventure, a gutsy reporter and a rugged inventor battle the elements, outlaws, and their own primal attraction in the scorching Mexican desert. Kate McKenna is a photojournalist with a renegade reputation--and a fearless streak that lands her in an experimental hot air balloon, flying over the Rio Grande with the infamous Nick O'Brien. She wants to capture the real man behind the brilliant inventor, but to do that she needs to survive a crash landing in a lawless land and the ruthless bandits who take them hostage. As they conspire to escape their captors, Nick's fierce protective instinct ignites a deep, primitive desire.Necessity is the mother of invention, and Nick's working on a plan to get them out of harm's way. But he never anticipated the desperation he feels to keep Kate safe. Out here, they need each other to survive. But if they make it back to the real world in one piece, will the bond forged in crisis be strong enough to last a lifetime?From the Paperback edition.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic tale of excitement, risk, and romance, as two people make a connection so unexpected and so intimate, it may have consequences for a lifetime.Gorgeous Hollywood stunt double Kendra Michaels is vying for the job of her life--a high-paying, high-risk jump that will clear the debt on her brother's medical bills. Casey Michaels was a stuntman himself until a job went tragically wrong. Now Kendra is prepared to take the same chance. There's just one man standing in her way, a man whose irresistible magnetism seduced her in ways she'd never experienced--and never before surrendered to.... Director Joel Damon gets what he wants. And he wants Kendra. But the explosive attraction he feels at the mere sight of her is entirely new to him, and it hasn't disappeared, not since their one unforgettable night together--and not since Joel discovered she wasn't the experienced starlet he'd mistaken her for. Now he's determined to extend that night into many more. But he'll have to keep Kendra alive to do it, even if it ruins her career. For he has bigger plans in mind for her than she ever imagined.From the Paperback edition.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is drawn into the mystery of a child who had been abducted seven years earlier, and must use her skills with age progression as a way to reunite mother and son. But Eve must face looming demons of her own. Martin's Press.
The New York Times bestselling duo Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen are back with a suspenseful novel about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers. The FBI doesn't usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand. Former FBI agent Adam Lynch, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He's a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra's special brand of help, but she's not interested until Lynch reveals that Agent Robert Stedler--Kendra's ex--is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again.
When it reaches zero, you die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sets her readers' pulses racing once again in this relentless psychological thriller of a young woman caught in a maze of secrets and stalked by a merciless killer. The countdown begins the moment you open this riveting novel that only grows more electrifying as the pages turn, more exciting as time runs out.
An electrifying tale of deadly and forbidden desire that sweeps from the exotic islands of a tropical paradise to the magnificent estates of Regency England. Cassandra Deville's carefree life on the islands of Hawaii is shattered by the sudden arrival of a savagely seductive stranger. She's the key to Jared Daremount's plan to avenge his father, actually only a pawn in his plans, but once she becomes his captive, Jared realizes she's a prize he can never surrender.From the Paperback edition.
Emotionally scarred by her ex-husband, a jealous, brutal detective who swore she could run but never hide, veterinarian Devon Brady receives all the love she needs from her animals. But while working at a search and rescue site, she's fascinated by Jude Marrok, a mysterious man seeking help for his Labrador Retriever, Ned. Devon has never seen such self-control in a wounded animal, or an owner as devoted as Marrok. Still, despite his arresting good looks, she doesn't trust him. And the last thing Devon needs is to be drawn into the high-stakes game he's playing with shoot-to-kill opponents. As bullets fly, Marrok explains that Ned is leader of a pack of gifted canines, the "Dogs of Summer," and that a ruthless billionaire wants to control their extraordinary powers to heal. But it's Marrok who holds Devon spellbound. When he asks her to be guardian of one of the dogs, she agrees, unaware that she's in danger from an enemy every bit as deadly as his....
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with an electrifying and all-too-plausible thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the maximum and never lets up. From the tense opening scene to the final explosive page, Johansen delivers a knockout novel, as an unlikely pair of allies must expose a team of killers hiding behind an unspeakable act of terror--and risk ending up their next target. She witnesses death through the eye of her camera. Now a relentless killer is focused on her. A celebrated photojournalist, Alex Graham has seen it all--but her latest assignment has forced her across a dangerous line. What happens when a reporter does more than just report? She has recorded some of the most tragic and heartbreaking of catastrophes, everything from natural disasters to infamous acts of terror. Her experiences have left her forever marked with the human side of tragedy. So when a dam breaks in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, Alex is once more at the site doing more than just snapping pictures--she is in the mud with a shovel digging for survivors. What happens when the reporter becomes the story? Alex finds more than she bargained for. In one terrible instant, she is witness to a conspiracy that will stun a nation. The official story is just a cover-up for a truth so frightening, so unthinkable, anyone who threatens to reveal it must be silenced. Forever. And now that someone is Alex Graham. The first attempt on her life is swift and brutal. Only barely escaping, she finds an ally in an improbable source. Billionaire financier John Logan has his own reasons for protecting Alex, and these reasons alone are likely to get her killed. Using his vast connections and influences, Logan assigns a bodyguard to protect her. Judd Morgan is the best covert commando in the business, and if anyone can keep Alex safe, it's this quietly dangerous man. The problem is, Alex doesn't want to be kept safe by Judd, whose checkered past has made him the target of an unseen assassin who dogs his every step.
Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side -- until her entire crew is massacred and Joel and Emily are held captive. Now, the CIA comes calling on a desperate mission to save them.
This Christmas, celebrate the joys of the season with a trio of exquisitely crafted, richly romantic tales by three of the brightest stars in contemporary fiction--bestselling authors Kay Hooper, Iris Johansen, and Fayrene Preston. Filled with passion, drama, and a touch of magic, this festive gathering of classic stories--available for the first time in ten years--tells about the lives and loves of one unforgettable family and the enchanted heirloom that links one generation to the next.
Love and danger collide in a treacherous place called Deadman's Ridge in this spellbinding tale from Iris Johansen. Descended from a long line of risk takers, Matilda Delaney lives for the thrill of the chase. She has come to Deadman's Ridge to find the legendary Black Flame opal. But a different excitement ignites when Matilda meets award-winning filmmaker Roman Gallagher. The passion he awakens is more intense than anything on the big screen . . . and a lot more dangerous than the quest for a long-lost treasure. Roman has come to the violence-plagued mining town to make his latest blockbuster, not to lust after a reckless, cinnamon-haired beauty who wears trouble like a second skin. Past heartache has taught him not to trust the powerful feelings that Matilda arouses. But he's getting closer to the point of no return. As man's greed and one irresistible woman lead him down a treacherous road, Roman has to choose: Walk away while he still can . . . or risk it all for the chance to finally slay his demons--and embrace a love beyond price. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
In #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Johansen's latest thriller, Eve Duncan's adopted daughter Jane has been targeted by a mysterious cult, which has decided that she has only eight days to live.
In her newest novel of breathtaking suspense, #1 bestselling author Johansen begins a trilogy that will answer questions that have haunted her legion of fans for more than a decade. With a brilliant narrative that goes back to Eve Duncan's early life, exploring her history and motivations like no other novel before, "Eve" reveals long-guarded secrets and is guaranteed to leave Johansen fans panting for more.
Available for the first time in more than 20 years, Johansen's powerful novel proves no price is too high, no risk too great, for love, as it tells the story of a powerful industrialist and the beautiful princess who enlists his help--and wins his heart.
An unidentified skull. A trail of terrifying secrets. And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth. As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare.
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