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Darkness will summon her Elizabeth Phoenix once used her unique skills as a psychic to help in the Milwaukee Police Department's fight against injustice. But when Liz's foster mother is found viciously murdered--and Liz is discovered unconscious at the scene of the crime--her only memory of what happened comes in the form of terrifying dreams of creatures more horrific than anything Liz has seen in real life. What do these visions mean? And what in the world do they have to do with her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci? To places she's never been before While the police question Jimmy in the murder, he opens Liz's eyes to a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time in which innocent people are hunted by malevolent beings disguised as humans. Only a chosen few have the ability to fight their evil, and Jimmy believes Liz is among them. Now, with her senses heightened, new feelings are rising within Liz--ones that re-ignite her dangerous attraction to Jimmy. But Jimmy has a secret that will rock Liz to her core and put the survival of the human race in peril.
If anything ever happens to me, go to 445 Briar Lane, Wind Lake, MinnesotaColin Luchetti's brother Bobby is missing and the only clue is a cryptic note sending Colin to Wind Lake. What he finds when he gets there is unexpected-a day-care center complete with kids, a runaway guinea pig and Marlie Anderson, the owner.With all his options gone, Colin decides to wait in Wind Lake for word on Bobby. Even though he itches to get out into the "real" world, the more time he spends with Marlie, the more he admires her. But for his family's sake Colin needs to focus on solving the mystery of his brother's disappearance. Can he do it without falling for the woman his brother loves?
Leaving Las Vegas...Thirteen-year-old Rayne Houston is on a quest. After discovering that her father is alive, she angrily packs her bag and goes off to find him, with only a six-year-old orphan named Tim at her side.Nicole Houston is frantic when she discovers Rayne gone. Fourteen years ago she'd thought lying would be best for everyone because the choices Aaron Luchetti had made meant it was impossible for them to be together. Now it's time to face the past and tell the truth. And once that's done-and they find Rayne-maybe, just maybe, they can become the family they all so desperately need.
She thought her date was out of this world. Actually, he was not of this world . . . We've all been on bad dates, nightmare dates, dreadful experiences that turned out to be uniquely memorable in the very worst way. But at least our partners for these detestable evenings were more or less . . . human! Now Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, and Lori Handeland -- four of the very best writers currently exploring the dangerous seduction of the supernatural -- offer up dating disasters (and unexpected delights) of a completely different sort: dark, wicked, paranormally sensual assignations with werewolves, demon lovers, and the romantically challenged undead. Sexy, witty, chilling, and altogether remarkable, here is proof positive that some love matches are made someplace other than heaven.
She can see evil coming from all directions. It took the near-annihilation of humanity for Liz Phoenix to understand the true meaning of her premonitions. Liz is one of the sacred few on earth who has the psychic powers to fight the malevolent forces that have tried to wipe out the human race since the beginning of time. She battled these beings once, thwarting Doomsday but losing most of her soldiers in the massacre. Now she must replenish her troops quickly--because the supernatural war isn't over yet. But will she be blindsided by desire? As the new leader of the federation, Liz is marked for death by a malicious creature with a link to her past. To survive, she must rely on her few remaining allies, including her ex-lover, Jimmy Sanducci. Bringing Jimmy into the mix is a dangerous move, for Liz's darkest desires are razor-sharp--and her longing for Jimmy is at a fever pitch. But can Liz afford to give into the cravings that burn inside her, with the next shot at Doomsday just around the corner? This time, if evil wins, chaos will reign-- and the world as we know it will be lost forever...
There's no telling where a quest might lead...Jilly Hart is used to being called an unsavory thing or two. Gold digger. Serial bride. You name it. All because Jilly doesn't believe in love...or magic. Just cold hard cash. There's no way she's going to go back to living a life of poverty.But when she finds herself a widow-for the fourth time-all she has left is a nineteenth-century inn in South Fork, Arkansas. Her plan is to sell the inn to make enough money to hunt for wealthy husband number five.Jilly's plan unravels when she finally lays eyes on the place. It's a wreck. And locals say the building is haunted. But can Evan Luchetti, the local handyman, turn the place around? Even more, can Evan convince Jilly there's magic in their love-a love that could make her far richer than any life money can buy?
The Search Is On!Life has never been easy for Tim. Abandoned and left to fend for himself, he's finally found a home with Dean Luchetti. And yet...something's missing. Now that he has a dad, Tim's convinced that what he needs is a mom. Which means he has to find Dean a wife. But no matter who he puts in front of his father, Dean seems to only have eyes for Tim's principal, Stella O'Connell.When Stella returns to her hometown to take the principal job, she dreads running into Dean. Their teenage love had ended badly-what if he still holds a grudge? Or worse, what if he still has feelings for her? Stella is in town only temporarily to get her life back on track. The last thing she wants is a complicated relationship. And yet the more time she spends with Dean and Tim, the more she doesn't want to leave them. Could she have found the place she belongs right where she started?
Has he found her?Life has never been easy for Tim. Abandoned and left to fend for himself, he's finally found a home with Dean Luchetti. But something's missing. Tim's convinced that what he needs is a mother and what Dean needs is a wife. And he thinks he's got the perfect candidate in Stella O'Connell, his school's principal.The last person Stella expects to encounter at her new school is Dean Luchetti, the man who broke her heart as a teenager. Dean and Stella may have a difficult past, but they feel the same strong attraction they always did-and if they're not careful, history could repeat itself. Breaking each other's hearts is one thing, but breaking Tim's is an altogether different matter.
Spellbinding paranormal stories by four stellar authors that will send shivers of desire down your spine. In "Tempting Fate" by Susan Sizemore, Desiree dreams she spent a passion-filled night with sexy rock star Jon Coyote...and that he told her he was a vampire. But when Desiree discovers she is mysteriously pregnant, her erotic fantasy takes a strangely realistic turn. An angry ghost is haunting Caroline's house in "The Darkness Within" by award-winning author Maggie Shayne. But when sexy private investigator Jim Lipton offers to help discover what is going on, Caroline suspects that he has a personal interest in her ghost -- and in her. In "Cobwebs Over the Moon" by Lori Handeland, Manhattanite Carly Kelly is pursued by werewolves across the wintry Alaskan wilderness, and only ruggedly handsome soldier Dylan Shepard stands between her and death. Lycanthropy takes an exotic tropical twist in "Crazy for the Cat" by Caridad PiÑeiro. When scientist Jessica Morales travels to the Amazon jungle, she discovers that beneath the savage grace of her local guide, the handsome Javier da Costa, lurks a hidden wildness that is as tempting as it is dangerous.
In Mommy for Rent by Lori Handeland, a Rent-a-Mommy job for the Mother's Day picnic turns into the real thing.In Along Came a Daughter by Rebecca Winters, a daughter goes to work for her dream mom...and then has to wait for her dad to fall in love.In Baby Steps by Anna DeStefano, it takes a troubled little boy to help a woman take baby steps toward a loving future with her husband.
From broomsticks to black magic, leather-clad warriors to love potions gone wrong, four stories of supernatural sex and suspense. Contains The Majicka by Maryjanice Davidson; Voodoo Moon by Lori Handeland; Breath of Magic by Cheyenne McCray; Any Witch Way She Can by Christine Warren.
He's a small-town sheriff in need of a quiet lifeDisappointed, disheartened and burned-out, Gabriel Klein has had it with working in big cities. He hopes the small town of Pleasant Ridge, Tennessee, will bring him peace of mind.He won't find it with this woman!Isabelle Ash is a successful model, but she's always wanted more. Now she's won the lead in a television series that will be shooting in Pleasant Ridge, and she needs Gabe Klein to teach her how to act like a small-town sheriff. Which sounds easy enough, since he's a kind, generous man and she's eager and willing to learn. But once other feelings are involved it's not.
G.I. Joe meets Jane of the jungleBobby Luchetti, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, has a mission: go to Mexico and rescue Dr. Jane Harker, the kidnapped daughter of a U.S. senator. Fresh from discovering that the woman he loved has married his brother, Bobby's desperate to concentrate on his work. He expects this to be a routine assignment-until he meets Jane. She's unlike any other woman he's encountered, and the attraction between them is undeniable. But he can't do anything about that until she's out of danger.As Jane and Bobby journey from the Mexican jungle to Washington, D.C., to a farm in Illinois, they become a whole lot more than a soldier and the woman he's rescued. But does their relationship have a chance? Because getting through this alive is just the beginning....
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