ANGELA PARETTI, CALL YOUR MOTHER! Which is what Angie meant to do, except she wasn't quite sure how to explain how a simple chauffeuring assignment had trapped her in a mountain cabin, on Valentine's Day, with handsome CEO Jack Merritt. JACK MERRITT, CALL YOUR OFFICE! He wanted to, but since bullets were suddenly bouncing off his limo, he had little time for amenities--or even for his very enticing driver. Was their secluded hideout a safe haven--or the beginning of another sort of danger altogether? Holiday Honeymoons. Because when you combine holidays with weddings, something magical happens!
USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade and her techies try out the latest gizmos for the military. On a test run with the Ergonomic Exoskeletal Extension (EEEK), Sam stumbles over two dead bodies in the desert. With the help of handsome Border Patrol Agent Jeff Mitchell, Sam must unravel a cover-up involving an illegal arms deal.
SAILOR'S MOON by Merline LovelaceWhile traveling to her unwanted wedding to a brutal nobleman, the notorious Lady Elizabeth Stanton was taken captive by Captain Richard Blake, an all-too-appealing American with vengeance on his mind! But the trouble was that Elizabeth soon wanted nothing more than to stay his prisoner....WHITE FIRE by Susan KingOn a moonlit Scottish coast, Jenny Colvin searched for proof to halt her rogue father's hanging. Stopped by the mysterious and brooding Sir Simon Lockhart, she begged for his help, aware that only this once daring smuggler could save her father from the gallows.THE DEVIL'S OWN MOON by Miranda JarrettOn a madcap wager, Harry, the fast-living Earl of Atherwall, assumed the guise of a reckless highwayman and unknowingly ordered Sophie Potts, his lost love, to stand and deliver. When Sophie refused, Harry had no choice but to kidnap her instead!
The best way to keep warm... when the weather turns cold:1) Seek shelterOpting to spend the holidays in solitude, Emilie Sutherland has found the perfect place: a hunting lodge in Alaska! But when a hunky stranger comes seeking shelter during a blizzard, Emilie wonders if maybe isolation is overrated, after all....2) Build a cozy fireNothing ruins an adventure to Antarctica like being stranded on a lifeboat! But when a hot Air Force pilot rescues Mia Harrelson, she wonders if she's escaped the danger of freezing only to lose herself in the sexy fire of his eyes....3) Curl up with a nice, hot male...She is a consummate professional. Until Stacy Bristol finds herself working on a series of photo shoots with a gorgeous Viking--er, Olympic skier. But the minute his shirt comes off, Stacy is torn between icy professional resolve...and her melting knees!
disgruntled air force officer puts her life on the line when she uncovers an illegal program that higher ups will do anything to keep secret. Along the way, she finds romance with a fellow officer.
FROM THE DRAWING ROOMSThe spirited daughter of a Wyoming newspaper baron, Victoria Parker has two grand passions: journalism and Captain Sam Garrett. But her gift for writing has been confined to the society page and the captain's heart belongs to another. Now, as dramatic events and sensational headlines sweep the nation, everything is about to change.TO THE FRONT LINESA reckless combination of innocence and optimism convinces Victoria that anything is possible-even winning Sam's heart. When he joins Teddy Roosevelt's infamous Rough Riders as they prepare to charge into battle, she follows and is inspired to report on the heroic efforts of American nurses who tend the sick and wounded. But instead of a joyous reunion with the man to whom she has surrendered body and soul, she finds chaos and heartache.LOVE WAS WORTH FIGHTING FOR...As Victoria grows from novice reporter to dedicated journalist, she will find herself transformed from an idealistic girl into a proud, courageous woman-unafraid to fight for her country, her ideals and her heart.
Even a robot dog can sniff out trouble... USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade is in the heat of the west Texas desert testing a dog-like robot for military use, when the device leads her and her team to a pick-up truck. The driver comes at them with a gun-and is shot in self-defense by Sam's friend. And then a gruesome discovery is made: three human heads in a cooler in the back of the truck. Because the dead man was on the FBI's most wanted list, Sam stands to get a hefty reward. Too bad the technology to keep her shady ex-husband from sniffing out cash has yet to be invented. His appearance, along with frightening issues from her boyfriend's past, make it hard to tell just who is responsible for the pipe-wielding thug who attacks her. All Sam knows is that her luck has taken a doggone turn for the worse...
A case of mistaken identity landed Devon McShay on the receiving end of a mind-blowing kiss--from her new client! CEO Cal Logan was an undeniably handsome man, and despite their business relationship, Devon couldn't help thinking about kissing him again. When a crippling ice storm traps them in Salzburg for Christmas, sharing a room is their only option. And sharing a bed becomes their pleasure. Could this passionate encounter evolve into anything more than a holiday affair?
Prepare for an exhilarating journey across the boundary of death into a shadowy, daring new world. As darkness falls on another year, five fanged rebels are ready to celebrate like never before.It's a time for bloodlust and stolen kisses, for clandestine bites and forming new bonds beneath the mistletoe. Succumb to the forbidden as these powerful vampires give you a Christmas you'll never forget....Includes five red?hot vampire stories that will make the season sizzle!
To Drew The Riever McDowell, this seemed like a fairly straightforward assignment: track down Tracy Brandt and find out her connection to a top secret mission. But when Drew finds her, he realizes Tracy has a mission of her own-solving the sixty-year-old murder of Trixie Halston, a mysterious, mesmerizing singer of the 1940s. In fact, Tracy's obsession with Trixie goes beyond interest-at times she actually seems to become Trixie. She goes from demure but contemporary woman to the brazen big band singer on a dime. And the scary thing is-Drew is falling hard. For both of them. . . ;
She wasn't afraid to fight...Beneath the polish of an Eastern finishing school lies a soldier's daughter who can ride, shoot and deal cards with the best. Which is why Suzanne Bonneaux calmly boards the infamous Cheyenne-Deadwood stage to search for a longtime friend before the winter snows erase her trail.For the manWhen the stagecoach is attacked, a deadly shoot-out brings her face-to-face with notorious Black Jack Sloan, a hard, handsome gunslinger who exudes the kind of danger wise men avoid. And when Jack saves her life, Suzanne decides to ride by his side through the Dakota Badlands, with or without his say-so.Or for his loveJack wants nothing more than to put this upstart female in her place-and in his bed. But he's a man riding a trail of vengeance, and there's no place for a woman in his life. He's never met one like Suzanne, however, or had to choose between avenging his past or living to face another day...and a future in her arms.
Josiah Jones Was A Bear Of A Man-- certainly nothing like the mere boys who'd paid court to Tatiana as Countess Karanova. This man personified the wild, untamed lands that called to her own unhappy soul. Tatiana brought something new to the California wilderness--a cool, aristocratic beauty and courage enough to match any man's. But Josiah was a mountain man with a broken heart. He knew such a jewel would never share his wanderlust or his life--especially if she discovered his secret...
TWO HIGH-OCTANE, PASSIONATE MILITARY STORIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHORS LINDSAY McKENNA AND MERLINE LOVELACE...OUT OF HARM'S WAY by Lindsay McKennaAfter Madison Duncan is kidnapped, Navy SEAL Travis Cooper must bring her back home. He deftly recovers her from a dangerous force, but never expects such a strong attraction...and a love he never saw coming.ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Merline LovelaceDuke Carmichael, an Air Force combat controller, takes on an assignment to smoke out a terrorist. His cover is to be the husband of his new partner, gorgeous operative Anna Solov. When they receive conflicting orders, can they trust their own instincts-and each other?
Two passion-filled stories from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace! Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigned to his care. Now he must protect the woman he secretly loves from himself. Desert Heat by Merline Lovelace
Two edge-of-your-seat, passionate military stories from bestselling authors Lindsay McKenna and Merline Lovelace...
Two reader-favorite stories of powerful men...wrapped around their babies' little fingersTHE COWBOY'S PRIDEEven a year of separation hasn't slaked rancher Clayton Worth's desire for his soon-to-be ex-wife. Trish's mysterious reluctance to have kids is what drove them apart. Now she's back in Red Ridge--and mother to a baby girl! Clayton thought it was all over between them...but it seems their hearts have other ideas.THE PATERNITY PROPOSITIONBillionaire Alex Dalton has been with many women. Now he needs just one--Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead he spent one hot night with. Might she be the mother of a baby left on the Dalton doorstep? It's either his child or his brother's, but the paternity test is inconclusive. He needs Julie's DNA. And Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.
A strategic marriage to a powerful Saracen lord with a penchant for virgins will enable wealthy Lady Jocelyn to keep her fortress home. But at what cost? Her only hope of escaping the depraved lord's harem is to lose her virginity-and fast! Captured and tortured knight Simon de Rhys is in no position to refuse Lady Jocelyn's proposition: his freedom for one night with her. The task seems simple, and deeply pleasurable, until he discovers her secret....
"She who finds it is a messenger from the goddess herself. . . . "When Jaci Thornton finds a seemingly worthless scarab in a Cairo street, the timid librarian morphs from vacationer to adventurer. Unwittingly, she's fulfilled an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and unless sexy OMEGA agent Deke Griffin can protect her from its consequences, she may end up in Cairo's City of the Dead! Convincing Deke that she's innocent-not a part of a terrorist plot against Egypt-isn't easy. Seducing him is. Passion must wait, though. With the real terrorists in pursuit of the scarab, Jaci flees with Deke to a deliciously sensual desert hideout. Jaci knows she's playing with fire, but this is her dream trip. Why not take a few scorch marks home as a souvenir?
Be prepared to find passion and excitement in these two Code Name: Danger storiesâ "in one volume for the first time!Danger in the DesertWhen Jaci Thornton finds a seemingly worthless scarab in a Cairo street, the librarian morphs from vacationer to adventurer. Unwittingly, she's fulfilled an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and unless sexy OMEGA agent Deke Griffin can protect her from its consequences, she may end up in Cairo's City of the Dead! With terrorists in pursuit, can Jaci and Deke also resist the desire burning between them?Strangers When We MeetOMEGA agent Dodge Hamilton is assigned to escort Major Larissa Petrovna, who's leading Russia's nuclear inspection team. Yes, he finds the icy beauty fascinating, but she's entirely resistible. At first. But as a killer targets Lara, passion melts their mutual suspicion and professional reserve, unearthing feelings Dodge has never known...
When a tricky situation needs a cool head, quick wits and a touch of ruthlessness, Adam Ridgeway, director of the top secret OMEGA agency, sends in his team to handle the problem. Lately, though, his agents have been getting into romantic troubles of their own.... Night of the Jaguar by Merline Lovelace Jake MacKenzie's mission was to infiltrate a Central American guerrilla band - not rescue a nun and three children taken hostage. But despite his orders, he can't turn his back on their plight - or on the powerful attraction he feels to "Sister" Sarah. But Sarah is more - and less - than what she seems.... The Cowboy and the Cossack by Merline Lovelace When a nuclear device goes missing in the Karistan mountains,"Cowboy" Nate Sloan is sent to recover it - by any means necessary. Including seducing Alexandra Jordan, the leader of the local tribe. But with battle having claimed most of the men of the country, Nate's pursuit of Alexandra could be dangerous to his own health....
When tricky situations need a cool head, quick wits and a touch of ruthlessness, the top-secret OMEGA agency springs into action. But this time the risk is also the hearts of the team-including Director Adam Ridgeway's own....UNDERCOVER MAN: Convinced her fiancé is keeping secrets, shy librarian Paige Lawrence travels to a French château to break the engagement. But David "Doc" Jensen's hidden identity as an OMEGA agent soon has them both undercover-and now Paige has to trust in the only real thing she knows...David!PERFECT DOUBLE: Sophisticated and wealthy Adam Ridgeway's cool exterior masked his feelings about sending his people into danger. But when vibrant, irrepressible-and irreplaceable-Maggie Sinclair was the one in trouble, he risked more than anyone knew. Now Maggie was going undercover to impersonate the vice president-and Adam would be her bodyguard....
If diamonds were a girl's best friend...then emeralds came in a close second. So when ex-model-turned-agent Jordan Colby--Code Name: Diamond--was sent to Kauai to find a missing green gem, she jumped at the chance. There was just one hitch: the presence of her ex-fiancé, T. J. Scott, a former New York City cop who'd turned his back on everything that had meant anything to him. Starting with her... Or had he? T.J.'s sizzling stares were starting to convince her that his feelings for her had never cooled, and his protectiveness convinced her that he was one of the good guys after all. But if there was one thing she was beginning to learn, it was that dazzling surfaces were no reflection of what lay beneath.... Previously published.
Will inconvenient pregnancy lead to convenient matrimony in this Duchess Diaries novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace? A wild weekend changes Gina St. Sebastian's life, but one thing won't change-her marital status. Ambassador Jack Mason, the dashing, arrogant father of her unborn baby, can forget about a marriage of convenience. She's perfectly capable without him. Never mind the heat between them. That's pregnancy hormones! Jack will deploy his formidable charms to do what's right-marriage for the baby's sake. Yet the more he tries to convince Gina, the more he realizes he wants her as much as he wants his child....
As sharp-witted as his code name Blade implies, spy Clint Black is used to having the upper hand. But now he's a prisoner, trapped by dangerous criminals and a gorgeous woman who just might be a double agent-or his only chance to stay alive. Special Agent Victoria Talbot is as icy as the St. Petersburg that surrounds her-she needs to be to succeed in her quest. That means racing against time to find a mysterious treasure and keep her reluctant hostage safe. But she's not above torturing her handsome captive, stoking flames of a desire that's hardly covert. Will this be their last mission together, or just the beginning of a lifelong partnership?
The setting was picture-postcard perfect; the hero, bonafide royalty. Sabrina's worst fear was that she would wake up and discover it was all a dream. Duke--and Doctor--Marco Calvetti had almost run her off the road. Now Sabrina was playing houseguest in his Amalfi-coast villa. Marco's romantic words and skilled hands gave new meaning to the term bedside manner, but his brooding eyes hid secret wounds. . . or was it a secret agenda? Either way, the duke promised her a New Year's she would never forget. . . .
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