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Dedicated to serving the public when emergency strikes, never hesitating to risk their own lives in heart-racing rescue missions, Search and Rescue is an elite corps of helicopter pilots of the United States Coast Guard. Joining their ranks is proud and beautiful Rook Caldwell, a woman who audaciously breaks her way into a close-knit, all-male preserve that jealously guards its privileges against all intruders.Rook hopes to make the Coast Guard her future as well as her family. Soon, however, she must not only fight to win the respect of her fellow flyers, but come to grips with her unexpected feelings for Jim Barton, a wealthy businessman whose brilliant smile disarms her and makes her fear for her heart. To allow their growing intimacy to triumph as it should, to realize all she has sought so hard to achieve as a pilot, Rook will need both a woman's strength-and a woman's tenderness.
He's tackled tough military projects in hot spots around the globe. . . ;but Marine engineer Major Pete Trayhern has never faced anything as challenging as civilian Calandra Roland. Attractive and vivacious, she's definitely not the kind of person he thought would be in charge of building a crucial power station in war-torn Afghanistan. Since they have to work together smoothly, Pete is determined to ignore the instant sparks between them. But Cali's courage and disarming directness are slowly making him drop his guard-and igniting feelings he'd given up trusting. Now, with day-to-day danger the only sure thing and a ruthless conspiracy fast closing in around them, Pete and Cali will put their future and lives on the line. But will their sacrifice destroy their chance for love worth a lifetime?
"You make me forget everything else."Luke Collier knows his duty. A marine corps combat medic, his job is to save lives-not satisfy his own desires. Megan Trayhern is his corpsman, but the beautiful redhead can't be anything more. Luke has already given his heart once, and he understands the toll the corps can take on a woman, on a romance...on a marriage.Megan has her own mission. While she doles out medical care in the nearby village, she's also gathering intel. It's a dangerous assignment that the onetime military brat undertakes without fear. She needs to focus-and be careful-and the growing passion she feels for Luke can only put them both at risk. Honor binds them both, but the heart gives its own orders....
A JOURNEY OF THE SOULSerena Rogan had traveled from Ireland to pursue a new dream in America. Yet as a washerwoman for Blackjack Kingston in a Dakota mining camp, she knew only slavery and submission. Until she risked her life rescuing a group of Sioux women, and entered a world filled with love and respect -and Black Wolf.A Lakota medicine man, Black Wolf yearned for the day the red-haired Serena would stop fearing him. For he was determined to show her that a man could be a friend as well as a lover.
In the line of fire... OPERATION SHADOW WARRIORS An ongoing U.S. military experiment to test the integration of trained female military operatives in live combat scenarios... The Alpha Platoon. A unit of Navy SEALs stationed in the unforgiving dryness of Afghanistan...who just learned that their newest team member is a woman. But Bay Thorn has a spine of steel-and the chops to prove it. Without a team to back her up, however, she's dead in the water. And her only ally is Gabe Griffin, a lone SEAL who is lethal, dangerous and unbearably attractive.... Between the open hostility from her team and the harsh al Qaeda territory, Gabe is a lifeline for Bay. But mutual respect quickly grows into mutual attraction. And with each day and every assignment, the longing only deepens. They mustn't speak of it. Mustn't act on it. Because in this line of work, falling in love can get you killed....
Alanna went to Costa Rica to meet Colonel Matt Breckenridge with all the wrong motives. She had been sent to expose him, but in the end she exposed only her own heart, her own vulnerability where he was concerned.She fell in love with the arrogant colonel, though she had no hope that a man of war could understand the softer emotions. Even so, she dared to dream of a lifetime in his arms, and dreams of love have a way of coming true.
Taylor Grant, burned-out big-city reporter, can't believe his eyes. The gypsy sprite kneeling beside him, as fresh and winsome as a child, has healed a heart-attack victim simply by touching him! It's a terrific story-but Katie Riordan's not talking. She's incensed when he publishes the incident anyway, attracting to her hordes of curiosity seekers...and one threatening phone caller.Appalled because he's hurt her, Taylor offers help...and finds enchantment in her arms. Exotically endearing, demurely provocative, Katie brings new life to his weary world. He hungers for what she possesses, while doubting it even exists...and fights to protect her from a dark, encroaching danger...
RANCHER TO THE RESCUESam Reese always got his way. When time came to collect on a debt, he didn't care whose toes were stepped on. He might be as stubborn as one of his own untested stallions, but he knew the value of a man's promise.One glance at Dany Daguerre told Sam she had no intention of honoring her ex-husband's contract. Especially if it involved riding a spitfire horse in a proper competition. Yet Sam offered her the chance to save her ranch-if she'd share his impetuous dream of winning. A dream Sam unexpectedly found included a faithful promise of love....
ANOTHER NIGHTMARE OR A DREAM COME TRUE?Though weary and frightened, hazardous-materials technician Brie Williams could still spot danger, and her rugged new partner seemed to be it. Did Linc Tanner's macho facade hide chilling threats...or enough warmth to heat her senses to a fever pitch? If only she could trust him....VICTIM OR SUSPECT?Brie Williams was Tanner's toughest assignment. Without blowing his cover, he had to expose the shady dealings that had killed her former partner. Brie's aura of aching vulnerability made him want to bare his very soul to her, but he had to keep silent. If he conquered the darkness surrounding her, only then would their love shine like a glorious dawn.
Three stories salute the romance of holiday homecomings Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him, he doesn't think twice. On the Montana ranch where they grew up, holiday magic permeates every acre, kindling long-awaited love. But will duty trump desire? Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen Tailed by a camera crew, Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his best friend's sister Kelly Coburn. But she's had her own delivery: beautiful baby Noel...Gabe's daughter. Navy Joy by Geri Krotow Chief Petty Officer Ian Cairne arrives stateside for Christmas with a four-legged friend: his late buddy's military service dog. Fortunately, the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home-and her heart.
As a mercenary, Jake Randolph had faced danger and walked away unscathed. Yet, as a man, he'd confronted love-and lost much more than his heart. But his latest assignment, locating beautiful Shah Sungilo Travers, reminded Jake of what was missing in his own life. Shah had traveled to the Amazon to escape unwanted male attention. However, Jake's determination to keep her safe was quickly wearing down her resolution to lead a secluded life. Jake claimed the jungle was no place for her, but would Shah be any safer in his arms?
Hard-as-nails Sergeant Joe Donnally was tough by habit and training-and fought to stay that way. A tragic loss had closed his heart, yet captivating new partner Annie Yellow Horse stirred dormant emotions Joe had long ago denied. Annie's promise of love meant an end to his loneliness and pain...but when peril threw them into the line of fire, could Joe take the ultimate chance and offer his love to her?
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...
New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series...Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it's life...and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she's trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can't escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn't need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival.Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.
Marine Captain Dan Ramsey couldn't get the vulnerable Libby Tyler out of his mind. He would do anything to prove that the happiness Libby ached for could be hers again...but the past had cruelly taught her that loving a marine meant sorrow and loss. Drawn together in the face of danger, their alliance was the answer to soothing the pain of Dan's own past-and to restoring Libby's faith in love once more...
Expert pilot Kelly Trayhern thrives on risk--and nothing's more exciting than fighting fires, dropping water from her helicopter onto the blazes below. But on one especially perilous mission, the furious flames change her life in a way she never expected. . . . Raptor rehabilitator Sky McCoy had his own dreams of flying, dreams that were brutally crushed when he was a teenager, and only the quick actions of fearless Kelly Trayhern saved his life. He had to leave her then, but he's never forgotten her--and when she needs him most, nothing will keep him away. Now the mysterious Native American is determined to heal Kelly's spirit as he heals his birds of prey. But can he save her life despite the evil threat he knows is looming, waiting to destroy everything he loves?
Dare to Love How could she be in love with her captor? The instant Kai Easton was kidnapped from a posh Houston suburb, her life changed drastically. She was the wrong victim, but Matt Travis wouldn't let her escape. Kai didn't even want to run from Matt. His eyes told her intimate secrets, and his embrace was passionate and true. She longed to believe in him, because within twenty-four hours she'd learned to want him forever...
Ana was spawned by the Dark Lord himself, but every instinct she possesses screams that she isn't evil. She is good--just as her mother was. But Ana has to know the truth about her shape-shifting abilities and mystical origins. Her jaguar senses and dreams lead her to the jungles of Peru--and to a kind stranger with haunting green eyes. Mace Ridfort is no ordinary man. He is a trained assassin and Warrior for the Light. Though Mace is duty bound to destroy the dark forces, Ana senses he is also her salvation from a centuries-old destiny. And with Mace by her side, Ana must now withstand the most difficult battle of all--to save the world from a thousand-year darkness. . . .
On a quest for the legendary ark of her Native American tribe, Lieutenant Kai Alseoun is sent to the rugged Outback with Cherokee Captain Jake "Stands Alone" Carter--the one man she had hoped to forget. Original.
To pilot Chase Trayhern, war was men's business: Korea in 1950 was no place for a woman! But when angelic nurse Rachel McKenzie saved his chauvinistic hide, Captain Trayhern was forced to change his tune....Trapped behind enemy lines, Chase and Rachel grappled for survival. Under fire, impulsive passions ignited, blasting customary courtship. Yet, if they escaped, could a forbidden love forged in the fury of war find an honorable future in the pure light of peace?Look for more titles from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna. And don't miss The Loner, coming in July 2013!
Lieutenant Matt Sinclaire has always loved fighting fires- until the fateful day when the flames came for his family. Arson took his wife and has left him alone with an eight-year-old daughter too traumatized to speak-and the ruins of his life are proving difficult to rebuild.When U.S. Forest Ranger Casey Cantrell is assigned to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the last thing she expects to find is a wounded firefighter and his damaged daughter. But after a chance encounter in the woods, she finds herself becoming almost a mother to the girl.Now, two years after the fire, Matt feels on the verge of finally getting his little girl back, and even of finding love again. But can he protect them from the evil that stripped him of his life once before?
After escaping her troubled past, all Katie Bergstrom wants is to put down roots on her raptor rehabilitation facility outside Jackson Hole. She doesn't count on reconnecting with her estranged birth mother-or the recent appearance of a sexy ranch hand.Former marine Joe Gannon is used to a life of risk. Working on the ranch, life is simpler...except for the undercover work he's been asked to do. Getting too close to Katie could damage his current operation. Yet despite his orders to remain suspicious, he knows she's innocent-and in danger. As he does everything he can to protect her, Katie can't help but fall for him. But after a lifetime of betrayal, is this too-secretive, too-seductive rancher someone she can trust?
A couple's future is under fire in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lindsay McKenna's Shadow Warriors miniseries When her Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan, Army medevac pilot Sarah Benson does what she must to survive. Hiding by day and hiking through the mountains by night, Sarah manages to save a mother and daughter before being taken captive. Even then she fights. She has to get back to the base-and to the man she loves. Once Ethan Quinn learns that Sarah has survived the crash, he refuses to stop until he finds her, though the battle-hardened Navy SEAL knows the odds are against him. For him, it's more than a matter of courage-it's their future he is fighting for.