Health food business owner Penny Francisco is more interested in celebrating her recent divorce than preparing for Mojo Louisiana's Voodoo festival. When Penny receives a gag gift voodoo doll created to look like her ex husband, Penny happily sticks it with a pin. But then her ex is found stabbed and Penny is the prime suspect. . She hires a sexy Cajun P.I. to help discover the truth behind the murder.
Wanted: Single women of any age to take part in a four-week clinical study.Ellie Sutherland wasn't exactly desperate... yet. But after fourteen months, five days and two hours of being without a man, she was getting pretty close. So when she had a chance to try out a pill that attracted the opposite sex, Ellie didn't waste any time signing up. After all, she had nowhere to go but up!Almost immediately, men started falling at her feet. She even had sexy Mark Blackwell eating out of her hand. And before long, she'd fallen head over heels in love with him, too. Ellie's life was a perfect, at least for a while. But when the pills ran out, would Mark still find her irresistible?
Bad boy Jack Stillman loves a challenge--and sexy workaholic Alexandria Tremont is turning out to be a big one! Still, he's sure that one dose of the Stillman charm will have Alex out of the office--and into his bed! Alex Tremont has never met anybody so infuriating, so stubborn--so outrageously irresistible--as Jack Stillman. But with her career on the line, not to mention a fiance pushing to set the date, Alex really shouldn't be appreciating Jack's antics, in the boardroom or in the bedroom. Then again, she'd had no idea how closely they'd be working...But could she trust her sexy rebel not to sweet-talk his way out of her life as easily as he'd charmed his way into it?
Marketing exec Gabrielle Flannery isn't what you'd call the outdoorsy type. But after an embarrassing incident with a potted plant leaves Gabrielle revealing more leg than a Thanksgiving turkey, she decides it's time to reassert herself. Even if it means going head-to-head with marketing golden boy and the office Hottie McHot, Dell Kingston, over an outdoor gear account. . . ; That is, until Gabrielle and Dell find themselves competing against each other for the account at a wilderness survival weekend. Since he's in touch with the great outdoors, Dell figures that naturally extends to Gabrielle and those sexy legs of hers. . . ;. But Gabrielle has a few tricks up her sleeve. And nothing stimulates a sexual appetite like a little fresh air, a tiny little tent and a whole lot of libido!
How do you spell "terror"? K-I-D-S!Smart, savvy career woman Jo Montgomery had nothing against kids-she just didn't want any. So when she found herself stuck taking three darlings to the most important meeting of her career, she was frantic. The last thing she expected was to get the job-because of the children.Could it get any worse?Then she met the children's father, gorgeous widower John Sterling, and Jo knew her troubles had just begun. Because John was the man Jo had been looking for all her life. But no matter how male, how sexy, how absolutely irresistible the children's father was, Jo still thought...KIDS Is A 4-Letter WordDon't miss:WIFE Is A 4-Letter Word, by Stephanie BondAvailable Next Month
It's now or neverThese three women can't help falling in love... Vegas styleGracie Sergeant hires black-haired, sultry Steve Mulcahy as the new "Elvis" for her Las Vegas wedding chapel-not realizing he's an undercover FBI agent out to nab a mob boss at his upcoming nuptials. Or that Steve's secret weapon is all in the hip.Alyssa Reynolds is trying to conjure up The King in a backroom seance at her Elvis memorabilia shop when Brett Neale walks into her store. With his hypnotic blue eyes, Brett is Elvis-or he will be once she helps him win Vegas's American Idol-style Elvis Legacy contest.Stand-up comic Ellie Evans is determined to keep her relationship with comedy writer Charlie Webster strictly professional-in spite of the attraction. But just when Charlie's about to check into the Heartbreak Hotel, he gets personal advice on how to make his moves...from The King himself.Three romantic novellas that could only happen in Vegas
Piper Shepherd was desperate. As the only single member of her sorority (even chubby hypochondriac Tillie had managed to snag a suitor!) she had to find a husband soon. That wasn't easy in Mudville, Mississippi, population twenty! But Piper had a plan. First she dug up her grandmother's manhunting manual. Then gorgeous Ian Bentley came to town....Ian Bentley had no intention of saying "I do"--ever! As it was, he'd just narrowly escaped a brush with matrimony. So the last thing he expected was to fall victim to sexy Piper Shepherd's manhunting scheme. The sassy little brunette was tempting, he'd give her that. But she wasn't going to get this man to the altar....
Fantasy #1Mystery Lover -- Vicki Lewis ThompsonWhen an unexpected storm hits, rancher Jonas Garfield takes cover in a nearby cave . . . and finds himself seduced senseless by an enigmatic temptress who refuses to tell him her name. All he knows is that this sexy woman wants him. And for Jonas, that's enough -- for now . . . Fantasy #2After Hours -- Stephanie BondMichael Pierce has always considered costume shop owner Rebecca Valentine no more than an associate -- until he drops by her shop one night and witnesses the mousy wallflower's transformation into a seductive siren. Suddenly, he's desperate to know her much better. But which woman is the real Rebecca?Fantasy #3Show and Tell -- Kimberly RayeA naughty lingerie party. A forbidden fantasy. When Texas bad boy Dallas Jericho finds a slip of paper left over from the party, he is surprised -- and aroused -- to discover that he is good girl Laney Merriweather's wildest fantasy. So what can he do but show the lady what she's been missing . . .
Harlequin More Than Words: Acts of Kindness Three bestselling authors Three real-life heroines Every day, women in your community are working to make the world a better place. You may not know their names, but you've probably got something in common with these real-life heroines: compassion for those who need a helping hand, and the desire to make a difference. Each year, the Harlequin More Than Words award is given to three women who strive to change people's lives for the better. Inspired by their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written stories to honor these real-life heroines. Brenda Jackson explores the importance of family in Whispers of the Heart, the story of a father's struggle to recognize and manage his daughter's health challenges. Stephanie Bond's It's Not About the Dress tells the tale of a wedding dress gone missing, in which the perfect gown turns out to be the perfect gift for a bride in need. Maureen Child reminds us of the happiness and purpose that even a youngster can find by putting her best foot forward in The Princess Shoes.Harlequin More Than Words: Acts of Kindness
A little comfort, caring and compassion go a long way toward making the world a better place. Just ask the dedicated women handpicked from countless worthy nominees across North America to become this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, five New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.We hope you're stirred by More Than Words to become a real-life heroine in your own community.
When Ali Danner's sister is kidnapped by the obsessive owner of a gentlemen's club--her ex-lover -she joins forces with FBI agent Sam Wolverton. It should have been a simple trade of favors until the club's hot and steamy atmosphere starts working its magic on them.
Corporate hatchet man Eric Quinn Stanton had never let pleasure interfere with business--until now. Arriving early and incognito at the Chandelier House, he planned to see firsthand what was working...and what wasn't. Unfortunately, he couldn't seem to see past general manager Cindy Warren's beautiful green eyes...or her other assets. But would Cindy still want him when she discovered he'd been more naughty than nice...?
Cindy Warren's making a Christmas list...1) A good haircut2) A great report from Mr. Stanton the corporate hatchet man sent to evaluate the Chandelier House and Cindy3) A drop-dead gorgeous man. Hotel guest Eric Quinn will do nicely.Eric Quinn Stanton has never let pleasure interfere with business-until now. His practice is to arrive early and incognito at a job, to see firsthand what's working...and what's not. But he can't seem to see past Cindy's beautiful green eyes or her other generous assets. And he can't stop himself from testing the general manager's skills-on the job, and in the bedroom.But what will she think when she learns his true identity?Previously published.
Take one workaholic woman. Mix with letter to self, detailing fantasies about wild, unbridled sex. Add one dangerously seductive man--and indulge in the delicious, sensual results!When Violet Summerlin receives her old letter, she's intrigued--but too busy to worry about it. It's taking all she's got to battle her lust for her sexy client Dominick Burns. Then Dominick invites her to Miami for a working holiday. And Violet knows she won't be able to withstand his sensual attack for long. She doesn't. The man seems to know just how to please her. Every slow stroke, every breath-stealing adventure takes her to new heights of sexual ecstasy. But mixing business and pleasure can be a dicey combination. Especially when Violet discovers Dominick's been hiding something from her. . .
She had long, gorgeous hairSummer Tomlinson always had a thing for Andrew Macmillan. Now that they're business partners-as well as bed partners!-Summer wonders if letting her hair down will catch him for good....He sought a sleeping beautyHistorian Ashlynn Scott is seeking the fabled castle of Sleeping Beauty. But with just one kiss, she finds herself tangled up-and tangled in the sheets!-with a rogue adventurer. She might never want to wake up!She was being chased by every manGinger Redman wanted to be irresistible, so she made a wish on a magic cookie. And the baked treat delivers-sending her sexy best friend, Stephen Fox, right into her bed!
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all November Harlequin Blaze with one click!A former socialite leading a secret double life discovers the man she's been having a sizzling affair with is a notorious gossip columnist. When a burnt-out homicide detective goes on the road with the ex-wife of the man he's hunting, they find themselves on a steamy detour to desire. An alluring 200-year-old vampire seeks one last spectacular orgasm from a former love before her deadly pursuers put an end to her existence. Find these and more red-hot reads from Harlequin Blaze in this sin-sationally sexy bundle, available with one click of the mouse. Bundle includes: Kiss & Tell by Alison Kent, Unleased by Lori Borrill, A Body to Die for by Kimberly Raye, Her Sexiest Surprise by Dawn Atkins, Reckless by Tori Carrington and In a Bind by Stephanie Bond.
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all October 2009 Harlequin Blaze with one click!Harlequin Blaze always pushes the envelope with fresh, sexy stories. . . and the six books in this bundle certainly fit the bill. From Stephanie Bond's anthology about an erotic book club in Seduction by the Book to a hot cowboy vampire in Kimberly Raye's Cody, you're bound to find something to bring out your wicked desires this October!Bundle includes: Touch Me by Jacquie D'Alessandro, Cody by Kimberly Raye, Dangerous Curves by Karen Anders, Caught in the Act to Samantha Hunter, Ripped! by Jennifer LaBrecque, and Seduction by the Book by Stephanie Bond.
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all October Harlequin Blaze with one click! The leaves are turning colors, the nights are getting longer, and there's a brisk chill in the air. So it's the perfect time to stoke your inner furnace with these sizzling, steamy romances from Harlequin Blaze. The red-hot passion radiating from the pages of these blistering novels is guaranteed to set your imagination ablaze and raise your temperature so high you'll think it's summer again. Bundle includes: Lethal Exposure by Lori Wilde, Ms. Match by Jo Leigh, Amorous Liaisons by Sarah Mayberry, Good to the Last Bite by Crystal Green, Her Secret Treasure by Cindi Myers and Watch and Learn by Stephanie Bond.
What is it about the wrong man that feels so right? Enticed by Stephanie Bond As if attorney Kimber Karlton's life wasn't stressful enough, she's a day late and a boat short for her own romantic getaway at a secluded island retreat. Enter rugged rogue Finn Meyers: ship's captain, jungle guide. . . sex god. Propositioned by Leslie Kelly Liz Talbot left her cheating husband and demanding career to tend bar in St. Lucia, and nothing could lure her back. Even handsome millionaire Jack Beaumont and his propositions-- business and otherwise--can't tempt her. . . or can they? Fevered by Lori Wilde Investigative journalist Macy Gatwick wants Armando Cutler so badly she can taste it. For a story, of course--a juicy exposeacute; about the corporate wunderkind's exile to Costa Rica. But her objectivity and inhibitions dissolve amidst the steam of the jungle.
Bestselling author Stephanie Bond introduces her readers to four Southern women who discover that the mind truly is the sexiest part of the body!If Lady Chatterley's Lover can do it, so can Cassie Goodwin--seduce the pants right off her sexy ex, that is. . . . Wallflower Page Sharpe is about to become Venus in Furs for her boss. . . and he's about to become her love slave! Like Fanny Hill , Wendy Trainer has sown plenty of wild oats! But can Fanny's exploits help her persuade best friend Nate that Wendy's more than just a good time? Ice princess Jacqueline Mays is ready to melt. With The Slave as her guide, disciplined client Elliot won't be able to resist her offer of sexual submission!
SINGLE FEMALE SEEKING SINGEL MALE FOR GOOD TIME...When lawyer Greg Healey answered a singles ad for his brother, he never expected to fall head over heels in love with the woman himself! Only, sexy, sassy Lana Martina hadn't placed that particular ad--in fact she seemed to think he was gay! So what else could Greg do but prove to her that she was his type?Coffee shop owner Lana had advertised for a roommate, not a lover. Although once she met Greg, the latter definitely had some possibilities...until she discovered he was her landlord! Greg planned to sell the property before the holidays. Lana intended to change his mind. And Greg had no idea just how convincing Lana planned to be....
Introducing a temptingly sensual trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Bond! In SEX FOR BEGINNERS, three women get a sexy wake-up call long after taking a Sexual Psyche class in college. Each has received a letter she wrote to herself ten years ago...and within each letter is her deepest fantasies. The letter reminds Gemma Jacobs, who is reeling from a recent divorce, that she has a favorite sexual vice. She likes to be watched. Lucky for her, her sexy new neighbor, Chev Martinez, is totally enjoying the show! Zoe Smythe, an international flight attendant, has never experienced bondage...and she very much wants to. On a flight to Australia, yummy passenger Colin Cannon is willing to indulge Zoe's every whim. But is mind-blowing sex enough for Zoe to turn her entire life upside down? Violet Summerlin has her own concierge business and is a self-professed workaholic. Then she's invited on a working holiday by millionaire client Dominick Burns. The man seems to know just how to please her. Every slow stroke, every breath-stealing adventure, takes her to new heights of sexual ecstasy. But mixing business and pleasure can be a dicey combination. Especially when Violet discovers Dominick's been hiding something from her... Read Watch and Learn, In a Bind and No Peeking, and unleash your own hidden fantasies.
Just once, mild-mannered Jane Kurtz wished she had the nerve to go for what she wants. And she really wants her neighbor, bad boy Perry Brewer. But he's totally out of her league. . . . until she wins the lottery and decides, once and for all, to change her life. So she heads out to Vegas for the ultimate bad-girl makeover! Poor sexy Perry won't know what hit him. . . . The woman's driving him crazy! Perry's been trying to get Jane's attention for days, with no luck. Now she's all alone in Vegas and, well, somebody's got to look after her. What's a decent guy to do? But after he sees Jane in all her new naughtiness, there's no way he's going to be able to stop at just looking. . . .
Paradise is heating up in these two reader-favorite tales from bestselling author Stephanie Bond and three-time RITA® Award nominee Joanne Rock.Club Cupid by Stephanie BondWorkaholic Frankie Jensen can't resist bringing work with her on vacation. But when her briefcase is stolen just before she's supposed to head home, Frankie has no choice but to stay in Key West until she finds it. Sun-kissed Randy Tate, the bartender and owner of a local hangout, offers to help. But Randy's help seems to involve a lot of hot, lazy days and steamy, tropical nights. Frankie may never find her briefcase, but she's starting to wonder why she'd even want to...Valentine Vixen by Joanne RockFrancesca Donzinetti just spent a mortifying week on a romantic reality show, only to be voted off by the TV audience. So the last thing she expects to discover is that Lucky Adams-the show's sexy bachelorѿsecretly lusted over her. Now he's offering Francesca her very own reality show at a seaside locale. But this time, Lucky will be the only contender. And Francesca will be lucky if she gets away with her heart intact...
How much sex is too much sex? That's what librarian Gabrielle Pope is wondering. Thanks to a chance encounter with sexy-as-sin Henry Wells, she's indulging in sensual acts she's never even dreamed of. And she's loving every minute of it. . . Unfortunately, Henry's not a local--he's only in town on a seven day business trip. So Gabrielle has to decide--does she go back to searching for Mr. Right, or give in and totally indulge with Mr. Right Now. Because if this is going to be the best sex of her life, she's can't waste a single minute of it. . . .