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Words to live by for Jarek Denko, a man looking to forget his past and find his future in Eden. He had a department to run, a daughter to raise and an investigation to solve. A relationship with any woman would be a distraction, but one with reporter Tess DeLucca-the sister of one of his prime suspects-could be his undoing. Getting up close and personal with Eden's new chief of police was part of her job. So was remaining dispassionate, objective and in control-three things that might be possible if she trusted cops. And if she weren't so damn attracted to this one.
Jack Dalton was out of the business of saving lives-- until his expertise was needed to safeguard Princess Christina Sebastiani of Montebello from dangerous kidnappers. Holed up together day in and day out in a Montana hideaway, the brooding bodyguard and the scholarly virgin battled flaring tempers-- and smoldering passions. Yet, despite their friction, Christina clearly ached for much more than Jack' s fierce protection, and she beckoned him irresistibly close whenever she gazed up at him with her trusting blue eyes. Why, if Jack didn' t watch out, the blushing princess just might penetrate the bulletproof armor around his world-weary heart!
Bring these four authors together and it's sure to ignite a spark... Angela Knight pairs a vampire warrior and his seductive captor in a battle against demonic predators. Nalini Singh returns to the world of her Psy-Changeling series as a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector-and lover. Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in her story of a wounded soldier rescued by an enigmatic young woman. Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series about a woman who strikes a provocative-and terrifying-bargain for freedom.
Jack Rossi is Dare Island's new police chief. The laid-back North Carolina community is just what he needs to recover from a rocky marriage and a big-city police department. He's learned his lesson: no more high-profile women or high-pressure jobs. The last thing he wants is an unconventional alt girl rocking his world. Grad student Lauren Patterson made headlines when she kept a bank robbery from going bad. She's fled to Dare Island to clear her head and focus on writing her story. However, sexy Jack Rossi is a distraction that's too hot to ignore, and it's igniting an affair too combustible to resist--or quit. But when their pasts come looking for them, Jack and Lauren find themselves fighting for the future they deserve, whatever the price.
Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back Steady Matt, the son who stayed And rebel Luke, the Marine who thought he'd never return Meg Fletcher spent her childhood dreaming of escaping Dare Island--her family's home for generations. So after she landed a high-powered job in New York City, she left and never looked back. But when she loses both her job and the support of her long-term, live-in boyfriend, she returns home to lick her wounds and reevaluate her life. Helping out her parents at the family inn, she can't avoid the reminders of the past she'd rather forget--especially charming and successful Sam Grady, her brother's best friend. Their one disastrous night of teenage passion should have forever killed their childhood attraction, but Sam seems determined to reignite those long-buried embers. As Meg discovers the man he's become, she's tempted to open her vulnerable heart to him. But she has no intention of staying on Dare Island--no matter how seductive Sam's embrace might be...
Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times--its traditions slipping away like sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love. Newcomer Allison Carter came to Dare Island to escape the emotional demands of her wealthy family. The young teacher aims to build a life here, to make a lasting place for herself. She doesn't want to be another Woman Who Once Dated Matt Fletcher. It's both tempting and dangerous to believe she can be something more. Then Matt's brother Luke makes a sudden return home, with a child of his own--and a request that will change all their lives. With a child's welfare at stake, Matt must turn to Allison to teach him to let go of the past, open his eyes...and follow his heart.
Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island Steady Matt, the son who stayed Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back And warrior Luke, the Marine who never expected to return. A heartwarming new novel in New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra's beloved series about family ties, second chances, and the power of love... Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty--first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan. Former military brat Kate knows Marines can make lousy fathers...and she's got the scars to prove it. Giving her heart to a man who's bent on leaving seems one sure way to have it broken. Now, no matter what it takes, Luke must prove to Kate and to his daughter that Semper Fi is more than a motto--and to himself that there's more than one way to be a hero.
Deep in the shadows of North Carolina's Nantahala forest, two strangers find themselves running from danger-and straight to each other... <P> Lexie Scott may be the FBI director's daughter, but she's struggled her whole life to stay out of trouble and avoid the spotlight. When she's kidnapped by a survivalist group bent on teaching her father a lesson, however, she must summon the courage she never knew she had. Lexie escapes their wilderness headquarters-only to find that she's not alone in the woods... Deep in the shadows of North Carolina's Nantahala forest, two strangers find themselves running from danger-and straight to each other... Suspended cop Jack Miller came to North Carolina to rescue his sister from her abusive marriage to the survivalists' charismatic leader. Coming to Lexie's aid can only compromise Jack's plans. But he can't ignore Lexie's plight...or resist her appeal. Deep in the shadows of North Carolina's Nantahala forest, two strangers find themselves running from danger-and straight to each other... Tall, dark and rough-around-the-edges has never been Lexie's type. But in the lush, shadowy forest, Lexie has no choice but to trust this intimidating stranger. She's just not sure she can trust her heart...
Five extraordinary siblings. One dangerous past. Unlimited potential. Fans of Heroes and The X-Files will be unable to resist the mysteries of Family Secrets! This second collection contains books 5-8: Her Beautiful Assassin by Virginia Kantra, A Verdict of Love by Jenna Mills, The Billionaire Drifter by Beverly Bird and Fever by Linda Winstead Jones.
Fallen angel Lara Rho is desperate to prove herself a seeker by rescuing the restless sailor Justin Miller. He's no angel, but she is irresistibly drawn to him-and is soon drawn into an adventure of danger and discovery.
USA Today bestselling author Virginia Kantra delivers a haunting novel of suspense and passion, in which the sins of the past are never forgiven-and murder is never forgotten... Years ago, Bailey Wells left behind her small-town North Carolina roots for the high life in New York City, working as a personal assistant to bestselling true crime author Paul Ellis. Now, Ellis and his wife are moving to rustic Stokesville, North Carolina, and Bailey follows them-right back home. When Ellis's wife is murdered in their new house, Bailey attracts the attention of tough police detective Steve Burke, who cannot share his growing feelings for her as long as she is a murder suspect. But Bailey soon discovers that the violence is far from over. And that to bury a secret from the past, someone is willing to kill again..
The New York Times bestselling author of Sea Lord takes to the waves again. The island of World's End sets the stage for a dramatic reunion between Morgan of the finfolk and a woman he met years ago-a woman with a startling secret.
A librarian stranded on the back roads of North Carolina encounters a man who looks just like her lost love. A modern re-telling of the Tam Lin story.<P><P> Set in the same universe as Kantra's Children on the Sea series, this novella features the fair folk, the elusive and otherworldly Children of Earth. <P> First published in the anthology Man of My Dreams.
Three bestselling superstars and one exciting new voice in paranormal romance in a hot new anthology. When it comes to sexy werewolves, fairies, and magic, there's only one place for readers to go this winter: Over the Moon. Angela Knight ventures to the borders of Mageverse, a land ruled by vampire knights. MaryJanice Davidson returns to the wicked lair of the Wyndham werewolves. Virginia Kantra finds magic and wonder in a strange fairy kingdom. And Sunny discovers a Mixed Blood Queen in command of a new realm.
4 paranormal romances: Moon Dance by Angela Knight, Between the Mountain and the Moon by Virginia Kantra, Driftwood by MaryJanice Davidson, Mona Lisa Three by Sunny
When the last available bachelor on World's End island marries someone else, working mom Regina Barrone realizes that the love she yearns for isn't just going to appear by magic... Dylan Hunter has returned to land for his brother's wedding, but he is troubled. Years ago, he chose his life as a selkie--an immortal being of the sea--over the fragile and treacherous emotions of humanity... But Neither Regina nor Dylan foresee the future, where only love can save them--and the world.
He was born of the sea... Selkie prince Conn ap Llyr denies his deeply sensual nature to rule over the immortal Children of the Sea. But when the Children of Fire threaten the Selkies' Sanctuary, Conn must obey his haunting visions-and seek a woman thousands of miles away... She was born on land... Schoolteacher Lucy Hunter knows nothing about her Selkie heritage or the prophecy that drives Conn to find her. She is content with her life on the quiet Maine island of World's End. That is, until a proud, compelling stranger appears to challenge her assumptions and awaken her desires... Their love will tear them between two worlds... To combat Fire, Conn needs Lucy's magic-even if this means stealing her away to Sanctuary. As the demon threat grows, so does their passion, overcoming Lucy's fears and Conn's guarded heart. But soon they face a devastating choice. Will their love be enough to save them? Or will their destinies tear them apart?
First in the new The Children of the Sea series-- from the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR.Margred is a Selkie--a legendary being of the sea, able to shapeshift into seductive human form. And she has found a human she desires... Burned out from the big city, Caleb Hunter becomes police chief on the peaceful Maine island of World's End. Then he meets a woman who's everything he's ever dreamed of... Their passion is undeniable, irresistible--and it may change the fate of humankind.
WHEN IT COMES TO SHAPESHIFTING PARANORMAL ROMANCE, WHO CAN RESIST... New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight, USA Today bestselling author Lora Leigh, and national bestselling authors Alyssa Day and Virginia Kantra? Whether transforming under a blue moon or prowling the streets, the shifters come alive to fulfill the wildest of fantasies in this seductive anthology by four masters of paranormal romance.
'Tied with a Bow' is a paranormal romance anthology featuring work from some of the genre's top writers.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh headlines an all-new paranormal romance anthology that turns up the holiday heat. #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh features the Breeds in her story. New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra brings a haunting tale of a fallen angel. USA Today bestselling author Eileen Wilks returns to the shapeshifing Lupi for another magical tale. National bestselling author Kimberly Frost introduces a new paronormal world of muses and vampires.
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