The countdown has begun. Three marriage-minded women have set their sights on becoming brides. And they're following Prominence magazine's surefire list of ways to meet the grooms of their dreams. How to hook a husband when time is of the essence? Prominence says..."Catch a Cowboy!"Bestselling author SHARON SALA takes her heroine way out West, where the men are plentiful...and more than willing to make some lucky lady "Miracle Bride.""Collide with a Single Daddy!"Award-winning author MARIE FERRARELLA tells the story of a single gal searching for any excuse to visit the playground and catch sight of "a member of 'The Single Daddy Club.'""Get Personal!"Beloved author BEVERLY BARTON creates a heroine who discovers that personal ads are a bit like opening Door Number 3-the prize for "Getting Personal" may just be more than worth the risk!
Penance by New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala: After being shot, Nicole Masters's penance for cheating death dictates that she must help others--even if it means putting herself in danger. Now she and Detective Dominic Tucci-- a neighbor determined to make Nicole accept her new gift-- team up to rescue an innocent child before time runs out. . . . After the Lightning by Janis Reams Hudson: Hailey Cameron fears she's fried more than a few brain cells after she's struck by lightning and begins hearing voices. Experience has made former police detective Aaron Trent more accepting of this newfound ability than Hailey is. Especially since her gift might help him stop an underground child-smuggling ring. But has fate brought them together for another reason as well? Seeing Red by Debra Cowan: A near-death experience has firefighter Cass Holister witnessing fires before they happen. But it's proving harder to deal with Ben Wyrick--a man she once walked away from who is now investigating the blazes--than it is to handle her new talent!
From nine to five, she was Amelia Beauchamp, typical small-town librarian. But when the sun went down, she was miniskirt-clad cocktail waitress Amber Champion. And she'd caught the eye of the town's biggest rake, Tyler Savage. The name said it all-and this was one Savage, "Amber" knew, who would never be interested in her if he knew who she really was. She had to keep playing the game. . . . Or did she? Tyler, it turned out, was well aware that proper Amelia and flirtatious Amber were one And The same-and he was having a fine old time playing along. And as for romantic dinners and long, moonlit nights together, really, they were all part of the game. One which he had every intention of turning into reality. . . .
Cat Dupree would love nothing more than to settle down and build a life with fellow bounty hunter Wilson McKay. But Soloman Tutuola---the man who murdered her father and slashed her throat when she was thirteen---haunts her even from the grave. An investigator from Mexico is tracking down the person who is responsible for Tutuola's death---and the trail leads directly to Cat. To add to her bad luck, a junkie with a vendetta is stalking Wilson and is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way of his revenge. Desperate to start their future together, Cat and Wilson turn the manhunt around---vowing to do whatever it takes to find freedom from the past and the scars that have damaged them both.
At the reading of her father's will, Maria Slade receives shocking news-as a four-year-old, she'd witnessed her prostitute mother's murder and been taken into hiding by the well-meaning preacher who'd raised her as his own. Maria remembers none of that. But now she's determined to flush her mother's killer out of hiding and discover the identity of her birth father. She heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she meets Detective Bodie Scott. Empathizing with this beautiful woman looking to find out who she really is, he opens the decades-old case file. Their investigation leads them down a dangerous path, where no one is what they seem. Where a father does not want to be found. And a murderer has "like mother, like daughter" in mind for Maria.
The truth will set you free—if it doesn't get you killedSavannah Slade is not the person she thought she was. The reading of her "father's" will has led her to a world-shattering revelation: her sisters are not her blood kin-and she may be the heiress to a massive fortune. Her not-quite-fiancé Judd doesn't care where she came from-he only wants her by his side. But the primal need to uncover her past wins out, and Savannah trades the Montana ranges for Miami's moneyed oceanside enclaves. The wealthy and powerful Stoss family is less than overjoyed to find that Gerald Stoss's daughter has emerged from the past. But theirs is a clan seldom troubled by...inconveniences. They've always had the means to eradicate any blemish on their perfect lives. One more won't make a difference.
Her "father's" deathbed confession reveals that Holly's real father was almost certainly the notorious serial killer known as "The Hunter," and that her mother gave Holly up Holly Slade to save her life. But The Hunter was never caught-and Holly's mother has just simply vanished.discovered In search of her past, Holly leaves her secret both her home and Bud Tate, the identity handsome ranch foreman she's afraid to love, horriï ¬ ed by the knowledge that the blood of a depraved killer might run through her veins. Haunted, driven, she searches for The Hunter and hopes her mother was wrong.But her search leads to a terrible truth no one could have imagined, and even Bud's determination to follow and protect the woman he loves may not be enough to save Holly from the terrors of a past become present.
The first in a brand-new trilogy of romantic suspense by a "New York Times" and "USA Today"-bestselling author. Original. Writer Cari North thought she knew all there was to know about plot twists--until she stumbled across her ex-fiance Lance Morgan, digging a shallow grave in the Louisiana woods. After one horrifying moment of shared recognition, Cari knew her life hinged upon whether she could outrun Lance and the hurricane-spawned tornado that was barreling down on their heels. Just when she thinks she's lost Lance and heads for home, the storm throws in yet another twist that will change her fate forever. Cari's house, her family--her entire life--have been wiped out by the storm. Badly injured herself, and knowing Lance will come after her, she trades clothing and ID with the near-identical cousin who'd been visiting and flees to Baton Rouge. While the world mourns Cari North, she begins an agonizing recovery as her cousin Susan--until susan's boss calls her bluff and finds himself drawn into her incredible tale. Hunted by a man she once loved, sheltered by a man she hardly knows, Cari chooses to become the bait ... and plots the twist of a lifetime to catch a killer.
The Victim: Chaz Finelli, the celebrity photographer who snaps the juiciest photo of his career - only to be brutally murdered for the secrets his camera could expose. The Witness: China Brown, a young woman whose luck had run out long before she found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time...long before she was shot in cold blood after witnessing a murder. The Cop: Ben English, a tough-as-nails cop who's got a bizarre case on his hands - and a star witness who is making this case very personal. China Brown is alive, but barely. She doesn't want to live. She's lost the only thing that ever mattered: her unborn baby. Drawn to this lovely, fragile woman, Ben English must convince her to help him find a murderer in a scandalous case where the suspects reach into the upper echelons of Dallas society, politics and the media. And as a killer closes in, she must place her trust in one man, because her life - and her heart - depend on it.
Love and Shadows Rugged and strong, Chance McCall was an awakening, a mystery, a dream -- and Jennifer Ann Tyler loved him from the moment he hired on at the Triple T Ranch. Through the passing years he has always kept his distance, afraid that his checkered history and uncertain future destroyed any chance for happiness with the boss's beautiful daughter. Now a tragic accident has robbed Chance of his memory -- and he must leave the ranch to retrieve his lost past. But Jenny knows her heart will never be full if she lets the only man she has ever wanted vanish from her life. And until he can find himself, Jenny will follow Chance McCall anywhere.
Elijah Moon, his sons, his beautiful daughter Gracie and their families are trying to dwell simply in this modern world. Living off the land in rural Kentucky, they adhere closely to the words of the Bible. But there is more going on at their compound than either Elijah or Gracie realises. In fact, a man has been killed for knowing too much. When the victim's twin, Jake Baretta, arrives at the compound to search for his twin's killer, he struggles to keep his heart and attraction to Gracie to himself, and his mind on the job. Everyone knows the first rule of undercover work: Never fall in love with enemy.
Respected Washington, D. C. , journalist January DeLena is positive the threads of each victim's disappearance are intertwined. But who's behind these horrific crimes? All signs point to the man who calls himself The Sinner--a disturbed homeless man trawling the streets of the nation's capital luring victims into his fanatical world of salvation and redemption. January can't keep her suspicions private. And soon she's got the ear--and the interest--of homicide detective Benjamin North. But January has a secret. One that places her directly in the path of the twisted, self-proclaimed messiah's rage. Suddenly, getting this story has January and Benjamin headed to hell and back.
An original short story by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala links to her full-length contemporary women's fiction novel, The Curl Up and Dye. The novella centers around the four women who run the Curl Up and Dye hair salon and their relationships with the quirky customers of small-town Blessings, Georgia. Their meddlesome efforts at match-making run awry, but there's always another makeover just around the corner.
Praise for Color Me Bad: "This is Southern fiction at its absolute best! I, for one, can't wait to visit Blessings, Georgia again!"--Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews Those were the best days of her life... "Poor LilyAnn," the local ladies lament. "She sure is stuck in the past." Eleven years ago, LilyAnn Bronte was the Peachy-Keen Queen of Blessings, Georgia--the prettiest, smartest, and most popular girl in town, going steady with the star quarterback, a high school career on the fast track to success. Then Randy Joe was killed in Iraq, and somehow LilyAnn just let herself go to seed. Ruby, Mabel Jean, Vera, and Vesta of the Curl Up and Dye have been itching to give LilyAnn a makeover, but she knows it would make more than a new hairstyle for her to get her life back. Until one fateful day, when a handsome stranger roars into town, and LilyAnn has a revelation. Maybe the best is yet to come... Praise for Sharon Sala: "Sharon Sala is one of those gifted writers able to touch your heart."--Night Owl Reviews "Sala [has a] rare ability to bring powerful stories to life."--RT Book Reviews "Ms. Sala's characters are so well created...I could tear myself apart."--Long and Short Reviews
He killed her once. . . Throat slashed and left for dead next to her murdered father, a thirteen-year-old girl vows to hunt down the man who did this to them--Solomon Tutuola. Now grown, bounty hunter Cat Dupree lets nothing--or no one--stand in the way of that deadly promise. Not even her lover, Wilson McKay. Their sexually charged encounters leave McKay wanting more, but Cat is determined to keep her distance. She doesn't need a man making emotional demands, not now, when revenge is near. Suspecting that Tutuola is still alive, despite witnessing the horrific explosion that should have killed him, Cat follows a dangerous money trail to Mexico, swearing not to return until she's certain Tutuola is dead--even if it means destroying her very soul. . .
The water is dark and cold. . . . Two decades ago, Sarah Jane Whitman's father disappeared with an embezzled fortune from his local bank, an act of betrayal that subjected his wife and daughter to a vicious scandal. Now a body has been pulled from its watery tomb, a body that is identified as Frank Whitman's. This grim discovery proves Sarah's father was innocent. . . and that the real thief got away with murder. Now Sarah's obsession with uncovering the truth is making some people in Marmet, Maine, very nervous. Suddenly the prosperous citizens of this community are under intense scrutiny--including Tony DeMarco, who grew up with Sarah. But is the concern Tony shows for Sarah's safety genuine or is he hiding something dangerous? And can she trust him with her future as a desperate killer tries to shut the door forever on the past. . . '
In these captivating new stories, danger is a breath away, but love conquers all. The Fiercest HeartbyNew York TimesandUSA TODAYbestselling authorSharon SalaTorn apart years ago by a family feud and a deadly accident, high school sweethearts Haley and Mack reunite when Haley returns to town. But someone doesn't want them together and will do anything to keep them apart. Anything Lethal LessonsbyColleen ThompsonOne of Mara's students is troubled by her mother's mysterious death. Despite warnings that the girl's father, Adam, is a danger, Mara sees only a handsome, caring protector. Will she uncover the truth before it's too late?
Samantha Carlyle knows someone is watching her--someone who wants her dead. So she runs to the safety of her tiny Texas hometown, and to the sweet, haunting memories of John Thomas Knight. A dedicated small-town sheriff as tender as he is tough, John Thomas was Samantha's best friend, her first love--and now he is her only chance. Fate has carried them down different roads, but the fire has never died--and the passion flares white-hot the moment their eyes meet again. But this time Samantha must trust the proud, strong, devastatingly handsome lawman with more than her heart--she must trust him with her life. Because there is another man who wants her, and he's waiting for the right time to strike. And the next sweet, sensuous kiss she and John Thomas share could well be Samantha's last.
The Lady and The LedgendTwo dreams could come true for Diamond Houston when her idol, Jesse Eagle, walks into the rundown roadhouse where she is singing for tips. Tall and temptingly handsome, Jesse just might be Diamond's ticket to Nashville. And Jesse does something special to her when their eyes meet -- lighting passionate fires inside Diamond with the unspoken promise of nights to remember...and the one thing she desires most of all: true love.The voice of an angel brought Jesse back to this small I town in middle-of-nowhere Tennessee. And now that he's met Diamond Houston, he is enchanted by much more than her remarkable talent. But proud and beautiful Diamond is nobody's one-night stand; if he wants her, he'll have to change his rambling ways. And everything may be what Jesse has to risk if he wants this rare jewel to sparkle for him alone.
Mariah Conrad has come home. Badly wounded on active duty in Afghanistan and finally released stateside, she has no family to call on and nowhere to go-until Quinn Walker arrives at her bedside. Quinn...her brother-in-arms, ex-lover and now maybe her future.Quinn brings Mariah to his log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky to rest and recuperate both physically and emotionally. While she's incredibly grateful, Mariah is also confused and frustrated. She's always stood on her own two feet, but now even that can literally be torture. She's having flashbacks and blackouts, hearing helicopter noises in the night. She wants to push Quinn away-and hold him closer than ever.But will she get the chance? Those helicopters are more than just post-traumatic stress; they're real-and dangerous. Bad things are happening on the mountain. Suddenly there's a battle to be fought on the home front, and no guarantee of survival.
For powerful emotion and unforgettable romance Sharon Sala can't be beat. This beautifully repackaged classic is sure to delight her long-time fans and attract new ones! Unable to free herself from her husband's obsession, beautiful Amanda Potter retreats into her own dream world where a comforting lover adores her. But Jefferson Dupree, a man searching for the woman he knows is his destiny, is determined to create for Amanda a reality more fulfilling than any dream.
He was the only man Cara Justice had ever loved. The father of her child. The soldier she believed dead. Now he was back, older, yet just as ruggedly handsome as he'd been years ago, when they'd said goodbye. Passion drove them together again, though duty tore them apart. For he had one final battle, and he would either fight to the death - or return home a hero, ready to claim his woman once and for all.
More than anything in the world, Molly Eden wants a child--and then one day she finds one in her backyard! But this is no abandoned toddler. A man has followed the mischievous boy onto her property, a concerned father whose rugged good looks take Molly's breath away, while the sadness about him tears at her heart. Joseph Rossi never expected to find his tiny son running into the arms of an unknown woman, but Joey craves a mommy and it seems he's chosen one--and Joseph approves of his choice. What chance could a single father possibly have with an enchanting free spirit as sweet and sexy as Molly Eden, who must have a hundred men clamoring for her attention? Still, he knows in his heart what Joey knows: that Molly is the one. Now he must prove it to her and show Molly a man who is more than just a daddy--but also a tender and passionate lover...and, perhaps, the perfect husband.
36 Hours SerialAs a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever....For Her Eyes Only Part 1Jessica Hanson is plunged into darkness when the power goes out at Squaw Creek Lodge. Stumbling in the dark, she hits her head and awakens to a vision of the mayor's murder. Was it just her imagination, or was it real? To learn the truth she'll have to go to the one man who can help her. The one man she wanted to forget when their affair ended-detective Stone Richardson.Stone Richardson deals in facts. He's worried about Jessica. If she's seeing things, she needs a doctor, not a detective. Either that or he has more to investigate with Mayor Olivia Stuart's death than he thought....The story continues in For Her Eyes Only Parts 2 and 3.
From New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala comes a story of reignited passion set amidst a town reeling from disaster and the long shadow of a killer... As raging floodwaters engulf her Louisiana hometown Nola Landry is stranded on high ground, the unwitting witness to the brutal murder of three fellow survivors. Finally rescued in the aftermath of the storm, no one is willing to believe a story as horrific as hers-until three FBI agents arrive on the scene...one of whom Nola knows very well. Tate Benton has been tracking the so-called Stormchaser serial killer for months, never expecting the trail might lead him home, or to the woman he cannot forget. Home is now a ravaged town full of memories-of love, of disappointment, of past mistakes. The investigation brings Nola back into his life. Long-buried feelings resurface, and the former lovers try to pick up the pieces in the wake of the disaster. Amid the relief effort the killer lingers, determined to silence Nola forever. In the Stormchaser's twisted mind the pain is far from over...and hers is just beginning.
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