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New York Times bestselling authors Linda Lael Miller and Lindsay McKenna present two enthralling stories about the redemptive power of the holiday season STATE SECRETS Linda Lael Miller Secret Service agent David Goddard never expected to spend his Christmas surveilling the president's cousin. But after weeks of studying her, he finds that Holly Llewellyn's life continues to remain a mystery. Tangled in the controversy swirling around them, David wonders, is it her secrets that fascinate him...or Holly herself? THE FIVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Lindsay McKenna Morgan Trayhern's toughest mercenary, Colt Hamlin, is looking to lie low this Christmas, but he may just have a change of heart when his matchmaking boss puts him in the path of Montana's prettiest widow.
His job was to keep her safe. Dr. Samantha Andrews, the head of E.R. at Camp Reed--and Captain Roc Gunnison's nemesis. But as the world-weary marine led the lady M.D. across the earthquake-ravaged landscape, unexpected passions flared. For Roc had never seen such compassion, such strength, in a woman before. And though he'd believed he would never give his heart, he was suddenly in danger of losing it to a certain stubborn beauty who'd gotten under his skin. This siren he had been assigned to protect was quickly becoming the one woman he hungered to claim as his own....
Death divided them. . . until a desperate mission to conquer the dark lord reunited them For renowned archaeologist Kendra Johnson, working with her former lover, now her rival, was inconceivable. Nolan Galloway had betrayed her during a gruesome tragedy. And yet, born with the Vesica Piscis birthmark, the two were chosen for their special skills. . . and destined to join forces once again. Nolan had never stopped loving his ex-fiancÉe. Teaming with her on this dangerous assignment tested his restraint. Above all, he had to protect her, as their enemy was hot on their heels. On the hunt for the emerald sphere, they had to believe in the power of good. . . and love.
Orders were orders, but battle-weary undercover agent Kit Anderson chafed at seeking refuge from death threats in the house of her new boss, Coast Guard Lieutenant Noah Trayhern. Noah's cold authority masked inner demons to rival her own; his rough kindness sliced through her careful defenses. Suddenly her safe-house was under siege-from the inside!-and the danger was to Kit's heart...Look for more titles from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna. And don't miss The Loner, coming in July 2013!
A condemned outlaw's faith is revived by the strength and love of a woman with a tainted past. To redeem himself, an adventurer must face the wrath of the woman he betrayed. A guilt-ridden scoundrel seeks salvation in the heart of an innocent young woman. These inspiring tales of romance and redemption are guaranteed to thrill and stir your heart! Bundle includesOutlaw Brideby Jenna Kernan,The Questby Lindsay McKenna andThe Rogue's Redemptionby Ruth Axtell Morren.
Red Tail TAILSPIN She'd known the job was hazardous, but the Coast Guard Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Lieutenant Storm Travis learned its true toll when she lost her husband. Suddenly, love seemed an impossible dream. Then Lieutenant Bram Gallagher, ex-fighter pilot and six feet one inch of brash masculine energy, strode into her life and stole her heart with reckless grace. Flying together, depending on each other for life-and-death decisions, gave them an intimacy soon strengthened by their growing need for each other when they were on the ground. Bram's passion unleashed her innermost needs, but Storm knew she was flying blind over dangerous waters...
Marine captain Morgan Trayhern couldn't risk staying in the States, yet he didn't dare leave. Fragile, gutsy Laura Bennett had been injured saving his worthless skin, and a Trayhern never dodged duty. Despite the danger, he had to protect his sweet guardian angel. To his surprise, Laura's bulldog stubbornness matched his own, and her love implored him to unearth what he thought he'd forever buried on that bloody hill seven years ago. But once he faced his entire past, could he ever count on a future?Look for more titles from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna. And don't miss The Loner, coming in July 2013!
"A woman in my bed is one thing. But in my cockpit? Hell, no!" --Lieutenant Nolan Galway, United States Marine CorpsSharing flight duty with beautiful Lieutenant Rhona McGregor was dangerous. But with lives at stake in the earthquake-shattered L.A. Basin, Nolan didn't have time to argue. He needed a copilot, and he'd just have to draw on his military discipline to keep his desires in check. But from their first death-defying flight, Nolan realized he and Rhona shared something even more powerful than passion. For suddenly his hard heart thundered with something that felt perilously like love....
The Right Touch She was living dangerously As a TV camera operator and competing fencer, Devorah Hunter had enough to handle. She didn't need a tough, sexy guy like Cal Travis around-she suspected he was a real lady-killer. Yet when she met the notorious pilot at an embassy party in Hong Kong, she was in for some surprises. Devorah had planned on keeping her distance, but somehow her plans and Cal's moves just kept pulling them closer and closer...
A Navy SEAL fights the most important battle of his life-love-in New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna's Shadow Warriors miniseries In the mountains of Afghanistan, her daring rescues have made Medevac pilot Sarah Benson a legend. She loves taking her helicopter where others fear to fly-the danger, the adrenaline...and the distraction from thinking about her own hurt heart. U.S. Navy SEAL Ethan Quinn is man enough to prize Sarah's valor as well as her beauty. But his efforts to reach his beautiful colleague cannot pierce her armor. Can he prove that it's possible to find love in a war zone?
Soldier of fortune Sean Killian had faced many terrors, but nothing made him more wary than his latest assignment-protecting Susannah Anderson. Killian's past had left him hardened-full of secrets and nightmares. Yet there was something about Susannah that threatened to penetrate his tough shell.Susannah had her own obstacles to overcome, but with Killian at her side, they didn't seem as daunting. She knew he was a man who would protect her from any harm. Yet even as desire rose between them, she could feel his heart retreating. And losing Killian was one terror Susannah couldn't face....Look for more titles from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna. And don't miss The Loner, coming in July 2013!
What better way to spend the holidays than with five classic Christmas novellas by five amazing bestselling authors? Indulge with these holiday-themed romances in the Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009: The St. James Affair by Susan Wiggs, Santa, Baby by Sherryl Woods, The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKenna (part of her Morgan's Mercenaries series), A Heavenly Christmas by Carole Mortimer and That's My Baby by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
Reconnaissance officer Craig Taggart had vowed to forget nurse Susan Evan's tender touch and honeyed lips-lips he'd tasted but once, before she'd abruptly married another. For four tormented years he'd braved peril, toughening his mettle and hardening his bitter resolve. But when he crash-landed deep in the shadow of death, it was Susan's gentle hands tending his wounds...and her tempting lips calling to his heart...
Family secrets have a way of hiding in plain sight. . . When photojournalist Kamaria Trayhern goes undercover at the Mason family ranch, she's hoping to find her real father, not romance. But keeping everyone convinced she is who she claims to be will be harder than she expects especially where one sexy ranch hand is concerned. After all he's been through, there's no way Wesley Sheridan wants to tangle with more heartache and lies. So the last thing he needs is to be drawn to the pretty new caretaker. But with a jealous killer out to rewrite Mason family history forever, two lonely hearts must learn to trust each other. . . if they hope to survive the season.
FBI criminal profiler Ellen Tanner transferred out of Washington, D.C., to escape the grief of losing a husband. But her new partner, San Diego navy JAG lieutenant Jim Cochran, is a challenge she never expected.The last thing Cochran wants or needs in his world of order and duty is a woman. After a nasty divorce, he's convinced he's through with relationships.Then along comes Ellen. He knows opposites attract...just not how much.Now a female Top Gun instructor has been murdered and the media is having a field day. Their instincts tell them there's more to this case than meets the eye--but how do you unravel a deadly conspiracy in an institution where honor and silence go hand in hand?
Vickey was to recover the crystal star totem from a dangerous criminal and return it to the Eastern Cherokee nation - even though it meant traveling through the jungles of Peru with a man she couldn't trust. She'd just have to watch her back. But the jungles held more than Vickey bargained for. . .
Sisters of the Ark - driven by a dream of legendary power, these Native American women have sworn to protect all that their people hold dear Daughter of Destiny She'd left her family and her tribe to serve her country. Now Lieutenant Kai Alseoun's military career was over, shattered by betrayal. And so the prodigal daughter came home - to find that fate had another plan for her. . . . ;The tribe's medicine woman claimed it was Kai's destiny to find a sacred artifact and save their people. To Kai, destiny felt like a curse. Because this mission pitted her against a deadly enemy - and sent her to the Australian Outback with the one man she had hoped to forget. Only one thing was certain: Kai was determined to win. Or die trying. . . ;Sisters of the Ark - driven by a dream of legendary power, these Native American women have sworn to protect all that their people hold dear Sister of Fortune Her orders were clear - recover the legendary, powerful crystal star totem from a dangerous criminal and return it to the Eastern Cherokee nation. And Chief Warrant Officer Vickey Mabrey would obey - even though it meant traveling through the treacherous jungles of Peru with a man she couldn't trust. She'd just have to watch her back and do things her way. But the jungles held more than Vickey bargained for as their slippery opponent turned the tables time and again. To complete this mission the highly trained woman warrior would need more than skill. She'd need the elusive wisdom of the heart. . . . ;Sisters of the Ark - driven by a dream of legendary power, these Native American women have sworn to protect all that their people hold dear Wild Woman On the other side of the world in the lair of a criminal mastermind waited one woman's destiny. . . . ;She was the cream of the Black Jaguar Squadron. Under her call sign Wild Woman, Jessica Merrill had proven her air combat prowess with zero failed missions. But it was her heritage, rather than her military record, that landed her the mission to infiltrate a compound of pure evil to reclaim a powerful totem. CIA operative Mace Phillips had been recruited to play her husband. A stretch for a woman whose lifestyle. . . ;until now. . . ;had meant a lonely bed. New to the spy game, Jessie agreed to the dangerous charade with only one goal in mind: mission accomplished. Because Wild Woman never left anything - or any one - behind. . . ;
A HEALING SPIRIT by Lindsay McKenna Medicine man Storm Black Horse is the only one who can help Lieutenant Tahcha Grant recover from the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder...provided he can keep the healer-patient relationship strictly platonic!AUNT DELIA'S LEGACY by Cara SummersMedical resident Carly Waring returns home after nine years to hear her aunt's will, only to discover she must share her inheritance with Ren Maxwell--the guy who completely shattered her heart! Let the battle begin....CAUGHT BY SURPRISE by Laura Marie AltomOnce the town "It Girl," Tabby Summerwell has never felt more like a failure. And now she has a broken leg, to boot. But when her former high school sweetheart Brodie Kimball comes to her rescue, Tabby doesn't know if fate is mocking her... or giving her a second chance.
Four uplifting, romantic tales for the Christmas season
When mining engineer Cat Kincaid was trapped in a cave-in, it was gently bullying Slade Donovan who talked her through the terrifying hours until her rescue. And it was slyly masterful Slade Donovan who spirited her home to his Texas ranch to heal. Though drawn to Slade's rugged brand of courage, though warmed by his masculine attentions, Cat felt deeply, uncomfortably indebted to him. And now he needed her expertise to help him build an emerald mine. But would risking her life again earn merely his gratitude, when what she wanted was his love?
AN IRRESISTIBLE WOMAN...She was the youngest Dononvan sister. An innocent beauty whose sweet, trusting nature had once opened her heart to hurt.AN UNTAMABLE MAN...He was a loner. A man more comfortable around horses than people. A wrangler with a gift for taming even the most savage stallion on the Donovan ranch.A FATEFUL WEDDING...When Jessica Donovan came face-to-face with Dan Black, her every feminine instinct told her the rugged ranch hand was the man who could heal her wounded heart and make her homecoming complete. But first she had to show the brooding cowboy the soothing strength of a woman's touch-and prove that she was indeed his destiny....Cowboys of the Southwest:These rough and rugged men lead the Donovan sisters home again-this time, forever!
BRANDED A TRAITOR...Desperate to save the last of her family, Kuchana had become a scout for thearmy. To the young Apache, the return of her people to the reservation seemed the only way to ensure their continued survival. Her chosen path was not an easy one, but the promise of a future with Gib McCoy gave her the will to complete her journey.Lieutenant Gib McCoy had known his share of women, but the pampered eastern ladies of his past paled next to Kuchana's ethereal beauty. Her courage drew him to her like a moth to the flame. He could not protect her from the jealousy and prejudice that surrounded them, but he knew he would not rest until she was in his arms forever.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE!A blowout in the oil fields was bad news for everyone-a loss of time and money for the owners, day and night danger for the men who fought valiantly to cap the raging flames.Sam Tyler was one of those men, cool-headed in the midst of bedlam, unafraid even when he risked everything in the fight against the towering column of smoke and fire. But when an accident in the oil fields sent him storming into Kelly Blanchard's office, he learned there was one kind of fire even he wasn't equipped to handle.
Delia Sebastian is a trained historian and psychic. Former army captain Jake Tyler is her swaggering ex-lover, who can read her most intimate thoughts--and desires. Together they will make the risky leap back to 44 BC to infiltrate the court of Julius Caesar by posing as Grecian mercenaries. But with assassins everywhere, will old passions reignite to undermine their cover. . . leaving them trapped in history forever?
LIFE SAVERLeah Stevenson was a trained fire fighter, and all she knew when she battled her way through the smoke and flames was that there were lives to be saved.Now two innocent children were trapped inside a burning house, and Gil had trusted her to rescue them. Gil, the one man who believed in her, the man who had broken through her defenses and touched the woman inside. No matter what it cost her, she couldn't let him down. She had to get through the choking, terrifying darkness; somehow Gil's love would bring her out again.
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