New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala enters the eye of the maelstrom as death and disaster stalk Tornado Alley-aided by an obsessive madman. As bodies pile up in the wake of a storm-stripped, tortured and grimly posed-authorities must admit the unthinkable. The serial killer dubbed the Stormchaser has returned following a tornado and taken it upon himself to bring the death toll up to where he believes it belongs. FBI investigator Wade Luckett is back on the case, assisted by an agent Wade knows professionally and personally: his ex-wife, Jo. Neither time nor the tragedy that tore them apart have blunted the ache Wade feels for brave, beautiful Jo. And though she tries to deny it, she feels the same. But the stirrings of renewed romance will have to wait until they catch a killer. The Stormchaser has no intention of getting caught. He's set his sights on a new victim. Jo can forget about the lifetime she dreams of spending with Wade. She'll be lucky to see another day.
All his life, Jonah Gray Wolf has had an uncanny connection to animals and the power to heal the sick and wounded. Driven from the only home he's ever known by those who wish to harness his gift for profit, he becomes a drifter, working in out-of-the-way towns, never staying long. It's a lonely life, but Jonah knows he's still being hunted--he can't afford to get close to anyone who might learn his secret. In West Virginia he finds Luce, a tough but beautiful loner who knows all about keeping people at a distance--a kindred soul with whom he might dare to make a life. But the hunters have caught Jonah's scent again. Danger is coming to their mountain refuge--a confrontation that will be decided only by a force of nature.
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! Jackson Rule had spent nearly half his life behind bars for murder. Now he was starting over--or trying to. Once he laid hungry eyes on his new employer, though, his resolve to lead a simple solitary life deserted him, replaced by yearnings for fierce, forbidden passion. Preacher's daughter Rebecca Hill was raised to give folks the benefit of the doubt--though maybe this time she'd taken charity a bit too far. True Jackson Rule had paid his debt to society, and was a hard, honest worker. What threatened to undo her was the sheer burning desire she felt in his presence, and the sinking feeling that her heart would be his captive forever.
As teenagers, Raine Beaumont and Joseph Colorado tasted the joys of first love, until her father's lies destroyed their fragile bond. Now, twelve years later, Raine receives news that will take her back to her hometown of Oracle, Arizona, where she will face her lost love again. Haunted by the memory of the boy she once adored, Raine was not prepared for the mysterious, seductive man before her. For deep in Joseph's eyes lies a power that binds him to his Apache heritage, a power that promises to heal all wounds and restore long lost dreams . . . and love.
Experience the glamor and glitz of Las Vegas with Lucky Houston, the youngest daughter in a family full of girls, in this unforgettable romance.
Father of Her Child...More than anything, Antonette Hatfield wanted a baby. But she'd long since given up on Mr. Right. He simply didn't exist. So rather than marry a good man, Toni planned to bear a good man's child. No strings attached. Then he washed ashore-the nameless answer to her every prayer....U.S. Marshal Lane Monday had survived one close call, only to find himself in another quandary. The most exciting woman he'd ever met-the woman who'd saved his life-was offering him safe haven...in her bed. But pleasure without price wasn't Lane's style. He knew all too painfully that the consequence of getting involved would be falling in love. Especially when he discovered Toni's plan...
He'd witnessed the ravages of war firsthand as an army special ops, but nothing could have prepared Wes Holden for the senseless death of his own wife and son--or the private nightmare that followed. An empty shell of a man, he is unable to do anything but survive. Until the day he walks into Ally Monroe's yard. Raised in the isolated mountains of West Virginia, Ally faces a bleak future spent caring for her stern widower father and two brothers. But that doesn't stop her from dreaming that a stranger might walk into her life and transform her lonely existence. A special bond forms between Wes and Ally. But as Wes emerges from his haze of pain, his soldier's instincts kick in. There's danger in the mountains, a place chosen to hide a thriving illegal drug business. Far worse, the threat is closing in on Ally, and time is running out. . . .
THE AGENT: Brilliant, beguiling Alicia Corbin.THE MISSION: Persuade brooding SPEAR operative East Kirby to return to the field as her partner.THE SURPRISE MANEUVER: Things were going according to plan...until East invaded Alicia's heart!She was there to catch a traitor, and getting emotionally involved with stubborn, sexy East Kirby was not an option for Alicia. But she felt her resolve slipping when she discovered the reclusive loner was the soul mate she'd only dreamed existed. Now if only she could use the adrenaline rush that surged through her veins from East's electrifying kisses to make her mission a success-and East a partner for life!a year of loving dangerouslyWhere passion rules and nothing is what it seems....
Somewhere, at this very moment, a woman's caring and commitment is changing a life in her community...and changing the world. Three of these exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. And three bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.We hope these stories of courage will touch your heart and inspire the heroine living inside you.
The bonds they share with their children are intricate, fiercely protected and often tested by the vagaries of modern life. This engaging collection celebrates those relationships--lost, found, newly forged, made stronger by a boundless and relentless love. A Mother's Heart features three special women who contend with the trials and tribulations of motherhood--and find romance in unexpected ways. A single mom rediscovers a long-ago love with help from her young son and YouTube in "The Promise" by New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala. A stressed-out executive lands on her birth mother's doorstep and falls for the guy next door in "You Belong to Me" by Isabel Sharpe. A journalist helping her adopted daughter trace her roots learns a lesson in romantic destiny in "A Daughter's Journey" by Linda Cardillo.
Beth Venable has seen too much. Witness to a major mob hit, she's placed in protective custody until the trial. But after her third safe house is riddled with bullets, she goes off-grid to save herself. What the FBI can't do, her kinfolk will.The beautiful but forbidding Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky welcome Beth back, dirt roads and rustic shacks a world apart from L.A. But her homecoming-even her blissful reunion with strong, silent Ryal Walker-is made bittersweet by the fight she's brought to the clan's doorstep. Hidden in a remote cabin with the man she's always wanted, Beth begins to dream of a new life: her old one. But after so long, with such dangers stalking her...impossible.But love can distill life down to its essence: an elixir of pure hope, nerve-and the will to survive.
Bounty hunter Cat Dupree first cheated death when she was thirteen. The second time left her orphaned and scarred. And the only thing that will diminish her lust for revenge is finding the man who left her for dead as she watched him murder her father. Every job she takes is an opportunity to invade the criminal world that hides the tattooed man who ruined her life. And she hopes to hunt him down on her current mission into the rugged deserts of Mexico, where there is no law to watch her back. Without her knowledge, bondsman Wilson McKay is on the same job, and trailing Cat is the fastest way to find his man. He's willing to share resources--and the reward--especially if that means getting to know the lonely woman beneath Cat's tough, take-no-prisoners exterior. Life's taught Cat that the surest way to land on her feet is to work alone, but Wilson might be the man to change her mind--when they're not competing for jobs or ready to kill each other.
Bougainvillea by Heather Graham: After twenty years, artist Kit Delaney returns to the lush Florida estate that harbors a million childhood memories...and a deadly legacy. Has the man she's fallen for restored her to her birthright--or lured her to her doom? Shelter Island by Carla Neggers: What better place to hide from a deranged stalker than a ramshackle cottage on a desolate coastal island? But two men have followed Dr. Antonia Winters to her refuge. One simply wants her. The other wants her dead. Capsized by Sharon Sala: Her cover blown, DEA agent Kelly Sloan miraculously escapes a Mexican drug kingpin's yacht and certain execution. After washing up on a Galveston beach, she awakens to a handsome rescuer and a two-million-dollar bounty on her head. Now Kelly and her Texas Ranger must race to bring down Dominic Ortega...or die trying.
In the darkness of her memory terror lurks Street artist Jade remembers little of her childhood except for the time she spent under the ruthless control of a cult leader, a time marked by terrible abuse and suffering. For the fifteen years since she escaped his grasp, she has survived by living on the streets and never putting down roots. Ex-cop Luke Kelly knows his friend Sam Cochrane wants nothing more than to find his daughter, Jade, who was taken from him as a child. So Luke uses all his connections to make that happen, not knowing that by reuniting Jade with her father he is exposing her to a deadly peril. In the healing embrace of her father's home, Jade--with Luke's loving help--begins to put fear behind her. But somewhere in the darkness, a man is prepared to kill rather than let Jade reveal the secrets of her childhood. And when her story makes the national news, that someone finally knows where to find her.
SMALL-TOWN TROUBLE All Detective Judd Hanna was looking for was a few days of peace and solitude, away from the dark shadows of big-city crime. But in a little town in the Wyoming high country, he found something more, much more--a woman who made him dream, for the first time in years, of a life filled with love and laughter .... But even here, peace was hard to find. For Charlotte "Charlie" Franklin--a strong but gentle woman who was raising an adorable little girl alone--was in mortal danger. And before Judd could hope for a future with her, he had to make sure she lived to see tomorrow ....
Queen of Hearts No stranger to responsibility, Queen was the one who cared for her younger sisters when their errant dad was otherwise occupied. Now that the girls are all grown up, Queen is finally free to pursue her own dreams. And she knows they're bound to take her farther than the Tennessee hills...some day. Cody Bonner loves being the father of three young boys, though raising them on his own is a handful. Then Queen shows up. From the very start Cody knows this fiery, flame-haired lady is much more than just a housekeeper. Her remarkable heart and passion move him in ways he's never felt before. The proud, handsome widower's got a love in him that could make Queen Houston happy for the rest of her days. All he has to do is convince her restless royal highness that the sweetest dreams of all wait just inside his door...
HE COULDN'T FORGETClay LeGrand's heart shattered the day his wife, Frankie, disappeared. Had she run away? Been kidnapped? Or had she simply left him for another man? Two years later he's still asking the same burning questions when he comes home to find Frankie in his bed, as if nothing had ever happened. SHE COULDN'T REMEMBERThe shock, outrage and anger in Clay's eyes say it all--he doesn't believe that she can't remember anything about the past two years. He's seen the strange tattoo on her neck, the needle marks on her arm. What's left of their marriage has become an endless loop of unanswered questions and black holes of memory. But the answers are there, waiting in the shadows, as evil as the interloper who has marked Frankie as his own. This time he plans to take Frankie away forever. But to get her, he's going to have to get past life's most indomitable force--Clay LeGrand's love for his wife.
As a legacy of hatred erupts in a shattering moment of violence, a dying mother entrusts her newborn daughter to a caring stranger. . . . Now, twenty-five years later, Katherine Fane has come home to Camarune, Kentucky, to bury the woman who raised her, bringing a blood feud to its searing conclusion. At the cabin in the woods where she was born, Katherine is drawn to the ravaged town and its violent past. But her arrival has not gone unnoticed. A stranger is watching from the woods, a shattered old man is witnessing the impossible, and Sheriff Luke DePriest's only thoughts are to keep Katherine safe from the sleeping past she has unwittingly awoken. . . .
The facts are public knowledge: five people have been murdered. Each has died from a blow to the head. And the media-dubbed Prince Charming killer has left a "calling card" with each victim. A single thornless rose. But there's another fact. . . one that the police haven't made public. Something no one, except the killer and the police, should know. But Gabriel Donner does--and he can't figure out why. All he knows is that he's begun hearing voices, sleepwalking and dreaming vividly of the murders. . . as they happen. He can't go to the police, but there is someone who can help him. Laura Dane, a psychic who's worked on cases like his before, is the only person he can trust with his terrible truths. But as her suspicion about Gabriel's innocence grows, so does the evidence that points to his guilt. Because Gabriel knows more than any innocent man should.
60 year old Franklin Blue Cat is dying and desperately needs a marrow transplant. But he has no family. . . other than the a child he's not even sure exists. He needs the help of Adam Two Eagles, the local medicine man and ex Army Ranger to help him find his missing child. Sonora Jordan, undercover DEA agent and tough biker chick, is laying low. After a drug bust, the Garcia brothers--who Sonora helped put in jail--have put out a contract on her and she's forced to go on vacation. She's unaware that there is yet another Garcia brother hot on her trail. Strange dreams--visions really--are pulling Sonora east. When Sonora meets Adam, she'll be drawn out of her world and led by both instinct and magic to find the father she never knew she had, and the love she never knew she wanted.
In rider on Fire, Sonora Jordan, an agent with the DEA, is running for her life. A crazed drug lord is gunning for her and she has no choice but to lie low and leave town. Drawn by a force that she cannot explain, she comes face-to-face with a house and a man that she has only seen in dreams. Now, she must fight for newly discovered truth, a tenuous hold on love, and her life. In When You Call My Name, Wyatt Hatfield nearly died when his truck fell down the side of a mountain. Glory Dixon gave him blood, and unknowingly, a part of herself as well. When Wyatt recovers and leaves town, her world falls apart. Stalked by an unseen enemy, she cries out for help...and Wyatt hears and answers.
Like the Harlequin Series, this is a well-loved Romance line offered by Thorndike Press in a library hardcover format. Featured authors include Nora Roberts and Diana Palmer. The stranger in Roman's cabin had: a soft cloud of dark hair; green eyes a man could get lost in; and a million dollars in a duffel bag. She didn't have: any memory of her past. Private eye Roman Justice was stunned by the disheveled yet sexy woman. She had no idea who she was, yet she quickly claimed that Roman was the only man she wanted. How could she know?
These three full-length novels by "USA Today" bestselling author Sala center around three sexy brothers. Ryder, Roman, and Royal Justice of New Orleans would do anything for each other--and for the women they love.
WAS SHE THEIR ANGEL? Five-year-old Maddie seemed to think so. But to her exasperated father, rancher Royal Justice, Angel Rojas--the beautiful hitchhiker who got into their car that stormy night--was nothing but an unwelcome distraction. When infuriatingly handsome Royal opened his car door for on-the-run Angel that night, she thought of him-- and his adorable daughter--as a temporary reprieve. But suddenly the comfort of a little girl's embrace--not to mention that of her rugged rancher father--felt like more than a makeshift shelter. Was she finally coming home? THE JUSTICE WAY: Brothers Ryder, Roman and Royal -- they would do anything for each other and for the women they loved!
First comes marriage . . . Heiress Casey Ruban needed a husband -- fast. So she raced to the nearest bar and made her offer -- full marital privileges in exchange for a wedding ring. It was an offer one man couldn't refuse. Then comes love? Once, Ryder Justice had everything. Now all he had was nothing to lose. But when the brooding ex-pilot agreed to marry the desperate woman in front of him, just for a year, he soon realized that not only did he have something to lose, he'd already lost it. His heart -- and it belonged to his wife.
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