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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a very, very hot night. . . Holiday Inn Bed by Jacquie D'AlessandroWhen Eric and Jessica decide to spice up their Christmas engagement, they play out their favorite fantasy--Do Not Disturb. They'll be a little tied up for the weekend in their private hotel room. . . His for the Holidays by Joanne RockWatch out--Heather Dillinger and Jared Murphy are back in the sack for some holiday sex! And this time they find that sweet revenge makes their reunion the hottest gift they never expected. . . Dear Santa. . . by Kathleen O'ReillyWhen a secret Santa invites Rebecca Neumann for a holiday getaway, she jumps at the chance. And when a sexy blast from her past appears, she's tempted to jump him, too. . .
HAS ENGLAND'S MOST INFAMOUS BRIDE THIEF FINALLY MET HIS MATCH? At six-and-twenty, Samantha Briggeham knew her marital prospects were fading by the season and she was pleased by the thought. She had no intention of being betrothed-especially against her will-to a man she did not love. She had a plan...and it didn't include being swept into a pair of powerful arms and spirited away by a masked rider. News of Sammie's heroic rescue from undesired wedlock turned her into the toast of the ton, wooed by suitors far and wide. But she couldn't forget the swashbuckling brigand who'd abducted her-something about him intrigued her completely. Then she met Eric Landsdowne, the dashing and seductive Earl of Wesley. His exploits were legendary, his life filled with danger. He was the elusive Bride Thief, who had his own reasons for helping young women escape the unhappy fate of arranged marriages, and whose true identity was a scrupulously guarded secret. But from the moment he rescued Sammie-only to discover she'd already managed to get herself un-betrothed-Eric knew he couldn't lose her a second time. Marriage was out of the question. Which left only one option: A clandestine affair that might lead to scandal, social ruin, and the unmasking of a love-bested legend. . .
Carolyn Turner, Viscountess Wingate, is absolutely shocked by the Ladies Literary Society of London's latest selection. Memoirs of a Mistress is scandalously explicit and downright wicked . . . and it's stirring feelings within Carolyn that she hasn't felt . . . well, ever! She's sure that this steamy read is the only reason she's succumbing to the charms of notorious rogue Daniel Sutton, Lord Surbrooke. She couldn't possibly be falling for the rascal and his illicit caresses . . . or could she? The last thing Daniel wanted was to be shackled by marriage vows. He lusted after Carolyn, sure, but he never imagined that once he lured her to his bed he'd never want to let her go. Yet only when a murderer targets his beloved will he be spurred to confess his true love . . . and claim Carolyn as his bride.
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.
All He Wants for Christmas. . . by Jill ShalvisEMT Dustin Mauer has one Christmas wish: to make tough firefighter Cristina Lewis realize she's in love with him. And he's using his considerable bedside charm to convince her!My Grown-Up Christmas List by Jacquie D'AlessandroToni Rizzo is done with obnoxious firefighters. But flirtatious fireman Brad Griffin is managing to put himself at the top of her holiday list--one steamy kiss at a time!Up on the Housetop by Jamie SobratoWhen Dr. Lorelei Gibson gets stuck on her roof half-naked, she's mortified when she's rescued by hunky firefighter Ryan Quinn--her high school heartbreak! Until she learns he'd like to get naked with her. . .
Spanning three centuries, this volume contains historical, contemporary, and futuristic novellas that are editorially linked by a mystical chest. Original.
Lexie Webster needs a fling--badly. She's not looking for a relationship--her former fiancé, a daredevil with a death wish, cured her of that! But that doesn't mean she has to live like a nun, either. Especially since her newest client, sexy Josh Maynard, is inspiring some very impure thoughts.... Rodeo star Josh Maynard is hanging up his spurs to fulfill his lifelong dream--learning to sail. Only, he never dreams he'll end up in over his head before he even starts! Because it's obvious his new sailing instructor, Lexie Webster, has an agenda--to seduce him right out of his swimsuit and Stetson! And he's more than willing to go along with her. Especially when he realizes that he wants more than just a quick dip....
It Happened One Night . . . and nothing was ever the same again! Once upon a time, four superstar storytellers-New York Times bestselling authors Stephanie Laurens and Mary Balogh, along with Jacquie D'Alessandro and Candice Hern-came up with a delicious idea. What if they each wrote a story about a proper young lady stranded at a remote inn away from society's constraints? What would happen? And how long would it take for her to give in to desire? In these four amazing tales, four heroines will come face-to-face with the men who got away . . . only to discover that, instead of anger, there is still a passionate connection that cannot be denied. And while each of their lives is quite different, and their pasts utterly unique, they will all make a common discovery-that one night can change everything . . . forever.
We asked our readers what story they would most like to see from four bestselling authors. They responded . . . A handsome hero returns from war, battle-scarred and world-weary. But family duty calls and he must find a bride. A young lady facing yet another season without a suitor never expects to find herself the object of his affections. It Happened One Season Four amazing talents Stephanie Laurens Mary Balogh Jacquie D'Alessandro and Candice Hern have come together to create one of the most unforgettable events of the year. The results are spectacular-each story is as unique as a lover's first kiss.
Blame It on Karmaby Jacquie D'AlessandroCoffee shop owner Lacey Perkins scoffs when a fortune-teller informs her she's destined to fall for her arrogant, but definitely hot, property manager Evan Sawyer. Lacey figures she'd rather be jinxed--until she's cursed with a case of uncontrollable, insatiable lust. ...Together Again'by Jill ShalvisAccountant Chloe Cooper can't help but laugh at the prediction that her life is about to be transformed by true love. But that was before Chloe walked straight into her former lover, FBI agent Ian McCall, and he showed her just how thrilling things could get. ...Tall, Dark & Temporaryby Crystal GreenCandy shop owner Erin Holland isn't convinced when she's told that Ryan Wes, an infamous playboy, is "The One. " Erin is going on a cruise with the gorgeous day trader for one reason only: sex. But her decadent plans keep getting mysteriously, frustratingly, thwarted. ...
Dr. Brett Thornton's latest discovery-an antiaging formula-should have had him set for life. Instead, everyone he meets wants a piece of him. He needs to get away, to clear his head. And he figures a once-in-a-lifetime trip into the wilds of Peru should help him put things into perspective. That is, until a gorgeous fellow tourist messes with his quest-and his libido!Kayla Watson used to like traveling on business. But that was before her boss insisted she spy on scientist Brett Thornton on his trek into the Andes mountains. Now she's tired, dirty-and seriously in lust with sexy Brett. Lucky for her, he encourages-and helps her exercise-that lust. Again and again. But will Brett still want her when he finds out what she's really after?
The Life of Riley by Cara Summers Cop Jack DeRosa's life is going to the dogs. After being out on sick leave, the only way he's getting his beat back is to strike gold on his latest case. The assignment--to investigate pet caretaker and probable thief Riley Foster. Undercover, Jack manages to deal with rambunctious mutts, clinging kittens and opinionated birds. But one look from his sassy suspect and Jack knows he's in over his head.... Naked in New England by Jacquie D'Alessandro Ryan Monroe is finished with women! After giving his latest girlfriend, Ms. You-mean-I-can't-sleep-around?, her walking papers, he heads off to the mountains for a little R & R. The last thing he expects to find in his friend's backwoods cabin is a woman--especially one in her birthday suit! But when a storm leaves them stranded, what else can Ryan do but convince his bathing beauty that it's more fun to be naked in New England--together!
An anonymous author has turned English society upside down, and only one man can protect her identity from being revealed, and her life from being destroyed, in this sexy new romance from reader favourite Jacquie D'Alessandro. The scandalous book, A Ladies' Guide to the Pursuit of Personal Happiness and Marital Fulfilment has taken English society by storm. The slim but erotically explicit volume was penned by an unknown author, and now all of London is trying to discover the mysterious writer's true identity. But the search doesn't scare Catherine Ashfield, Viscountess Bickley, the proper woman who transcribed the book for her dear friend, a very elderly and experienced widow. Disgusted by the shallow values and morals of the town, Catherine was excited to help her friend and set the uppity nobility on its ear. And maybe by giving women a little more knowledge they could finally have happier marriages, instead of loveless unions as she had her with her own late husband. But Catherine didn't anticipate the violent backlash against the book. With threats being made against the unknown author, Catherine fears for her safety and that of her son. When she is the victim of a near fatal accident, she wonders how hidden her identity truly is. Knowing she needs protection, she turns to her brother's best friend, an accomplished pugilist and fencer. She invites him to stay at her country estate under the guise of a simple visit, not realizing that she has invited a fugitive with a dangerous past into her home--a man she soon finds herself powerfully attracted to...
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One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all December Harlequin Blaze with one click!The holidays are a magical time. But, oh, the stress of shopping and preparing for them! So we've got the perfect relief for your weary brain and sore feet. Fix yourself a hot mug of cocoa, put up those aching tootsies and cozy up with one of these blistering holiday romances from Harlequin Blaze At one low price for all six books, you'll hardly make a dent in your holiday budget. Bundle includes: Heating Up the Holidays by Jill Shalvis, Jacquie D'Allessandro and Jamie Sobrato, Yule Be Mine by Jennifer LaBrecque, Come Toy with Me by Cara Summers, Who Needs Mistletoe? by Kate Hoffman, Restless by Tori Carrington and No Peeking... by Stephanie Bond.
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all October 2009 Harlequin Blaze with one click!Harlequin Blaze always pushes the envelope with fresh, sexy stories. . . and the six books in this bundle certainly fit the bill. From Stephanie Bond's anthology about an erotic book club in Seduction by the Book to a hot cowboy vampire in Kimberly Raye's Cody, you're bound to find something to bring out your wicked desires this October!Bundle includes: Touch Me by Jacquie D'Alessandro, Cody by Kimberly Raye, Dangerous Curves by Karen Anders, Caught in the Act to Samantha Hunter, Ripped! by Jennifer LaBrecque, and Seduction by the Book by Stephanie Bond.
Yellow for friendship.Pink for passion. But . . . Red Roses Mean Love.She dreamed of roses....Orphaned and abandoned by her fiancé, Hayley Albright is determined to care for her younger siblings even if it means having to give up her own dreams. She doesn't expect to ever find love or get married . . . until one moonlit night when she saves the life of a mysterious stranger. . . . And he wants only to make her dreams come true....Lord Stephen Barrett woke up gazing at the face of an angel. He was alive. And safe, for now, from the killer stalking his every move. Allowing Hayley to believe he is just a tutor of modest means, Stephen stays on for reasons of his own, never anticipating the passions Hayley would stir in his cold, wary heart. Her innocence is pure seduction. Her touch is sweet temptation. And suddenly the man who has everything is willing to risk it all--for a woman who has nothing to give . . . but all her heart. . . .From the Paperback edition.
The owners of Sinfully Sweet, an upscale sweets shop, want to test their theory that chocolate is the ultimate aphrodisiac. So they conduct an unorthodox study, disguised as a Valentine's Day promotion. When the unsuspecting customers start grabbing up the chocolates--the experimental results go right off the charts!Sensible Rebecca Moore impulsively decides to take up the offer of millionaire playboy Connor Bassett to have a wildly erotic fling.Uptight Daniel Montgomery and free-spirited Carlie Pratt find out that opposites don't just attract, they set the sheets on fire!Kel Martin and Darcy Scott, who shared a one-night stand five years ago, are suddenly back in bed together--and they can't get out!But the ultimate test is...when the last of the chocolates melt in their mouths, will the passion remain?
Ad execs Matt Davidson and Jilly Taylor have two things in common--they hate to lose and they want each other...badly. Only, neither one is going to chance losing the upper hand by giving in to their mutual attraction. But when their boss sets them up to compete for the same account--in the same inn, in the same bed--something has to go. And it starts with their clothes....As Matt and Jilly scheme to win the account, more than the competition is heating up. Suddenly they can't keep their minds on their work...or their hands off each other! Still, when the holidays are over, they'll have to go back to the real world. And then the only question will be, which one of them will end up "on top"?
Pleasing a man is something former mistress Genevieve Ralston does very well. But after her lover callously dumps her, she's definitely off men. . . until she meets Simon! He's brooding. Sexy. And she can't keep her hands off him. . . . But Simon Cooperstone, Viscount Kilburn, is a spy. His mission: retrieve a mysterious letter in Genevieve's possession. Intent on seducing her secrets from her, he forgets to guard one thing: his heart. Each stroke of Genevieve's talented fingers unleashes his deepest desires. Too late, he realizes that while he may be a master of the art of seduction, he's no match for a sensual mistress. . . .
When a gorgeous stranger walks into the carnival tent where Riley Addison is telling fortunes, it's lust at first sight. So what else can she do but give him a glimpse of a possible future--one that would be very good for both of them? After that, all she has to do is show up at his hotel--in a hot little red dress, of course....Marketing exec Jackson Lange has never fallen so hard, so fast. And he has every intention of taking the sultry fortune-teller up on her offer--until she introduces herself as his co-worker and personal nemesis, Riley Addison. Still, Jackson isn't giving up--he wants her, no matter how much they disagree. And with the seduction he's planned, he's confident Riley won't be arguing with him for long....
Can an unconventional liaison turn into the love match of the season?After the scandalous duel that made her a widow, Alberta Brown was left destitute--and in possession of a cache of ill-gotten goods. Determined to right the wrongs of her thieving husband, she sailed to England to locate the owner of a gentleman's ring bearing an intriguing coat of arms. But a series of mishaps on- board soon convinced Allie that she was enmeshed in a perilous game. Yet none was more dangerous--or irresistibly tempting--than the dashing stranger waiting on the dock. The marriage-minded Lord Robert Jamison was searching for a woman who aroused that certain something. He never expected to find her in this uncommonly pretty, fiercely independent American he'd been asked to escort back to a splendid country estate. Allie was in grave danger--worse, she vowed never to marry again. Yet Lord Robert's will was just as strong--and he planned to make this maddening creature his wife, even as passion drove them into each other's arms...and a reckless liaison flamed into the season's most indiscreet and irresistible affair of the heart.From the Paperback edition.
Austin Randolph Jamison, Ninth Duke of Bradford, met the uncanny beauty at the ball at Bradford Hall. And from that first moment, he was stunned. How could this unsophisticated female, who climbed trees in a ball gown to rescue a kitten, know secrets that could ruin his family and speak of danger that threatened them all? Who was she, this American bluestocking who knew too much, whose innocence shone in her eyes even as her full lips tempted sin? Suddenly the duke knew he could not afford to let her go.Some called it a gift. To Elizabeth Matthews, however, her visions were a responsibility that bound her to protect others from danger, no matter that the gossipmongers whispered she was chasing the duke to the altar. She vowed to use her powers to protect Austin at any cost, reckless of the passions that drove her into his arms, the need that made her his bride, never expecting her marriage to turn into a love match that would become the ton's most delicious scandal.From the Paperback edition.
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