ANGELA PARETTI, CALL YOUR MOTHER! Which is what Angie meant to do, except she wasn't quite sure how to explain how a simple chauffeuring assignment had trapped her in a mountain cabin, on Valentine's Day, with handsome CEO Jack Merritt. JACK MERRITT, CALL YOUR OFFICE! He wanted to, but since bullets were suddenly bouncing off his limo, he had little time for amenities--or even for his very enticing driver. Was their secluded hideout a safe haven--or the beginning of another sort of danger altogether? Holiday Honeymoons. Because when you combine holidays with weddings, something magical happens!
SAILOR'S MOON by Merline LovelaceWhile traveling to her unwanted wedding to a brutal nobleman, the notorious Lady Elizabeth Stanton was taken captive by Captain Richard Blake, an all-too-appealing American with vengeance on his mind! But the trouble was that Elizabeth soon wanted nothing more than to stay his prisoner....WHITE FIRE by Susan KingOn a moonlit Scottish coast, Jenny Colvin searched for proof to halt her rogue father's hanging. Stopped by the mysterious and brooding Sir Simon Lockhart, she begged for his help, aware that only this once daring smuggler could save her father from the gallows.THE DEVIL'S OWN MOON by Miranda JarrettOn a madcap wager, Harry, the fast-living Earl of Atherwall, assumed the guise of a reckless highwayman and unknowingly ordered Sophie Potts, his lost love, to stand and deliver. When Sophie refused, Harry had no choice but to kidnap her instead!
The best way to keep warm... when the weather turns cold:1) Seek shelterOpting to spend the holidays in solitude, Emilie Sutherland has found the perfect place: a hunting lodge in Alaska! But when a hunky stranger comes seeking shelter during a blizzard, Emilie wonders if maybe isolation is overrated, after all....2) Build a cozy fireNothing ruins an adventure to Antarctica like being stranded on a lifeboat! But when a hot Air Force pilot rescues Mia Harrelson, she wonders if she's escaped the danger of freezing only to lose herself in the sexy fire of his eyes....3) Curl up with a nice, hot male...She is a consummate professional. Until Stacy Bristol finds herself working on a series of photo shoots with a gorgeous Viking--er, Olympic skier. But the minute his shirt comes off, Stacy is torn between icy professional resolve...and her melting knees!
disgruntled air force officer puts her life on the line when she uncovers an illegal program that higher ups will do anything to keep secret. Along the way, she finds romance with a fellow officer.
FROM THE DRAWING ROOMSThe spirited daughter of a Wyoming newspaper baron, Victoria Parker has two grand passions: journalism and Captain Sam Garrett. But her gift for writing has been confined to the society page and the captain's heart belongs to another. Now, as dramatic events and sensational headlines sweep the nation, everything is about to change.TO THE FRONT LINESA reckless combination of innocence and optimism convinces Victoria that anything is possible-even winning Sam's heart. When he joins Teddy Roosevelt's infamous Rough Riders as they prepare to charge into battle, she follows and is inspired to report on the heroic efforts of American nurses who tend the sick and wounded. But instead of a joyous reunion with the man to whom she has surrendered body and soul, she finds chaos and heartache.LOVE WAS WORTH FIGHTING FOR...As Victoria grows from novice reporter to dedicated journalist, she will find herself transformed from an idealistic girl into a proud, courageous woman-unafraid to fight for her country, her ideals and her heart.
A case of mistaken identity landed Devon McShay on the receiving end of a mind-blowing kiss--from her new client! CEO Cal Logan was an undeniably handsome man, and despite their business relationship, Devon couldn't help thinking about kissing him again. When a crippling ice storm traps them in Salzburg for Christmas, sharing a room is their only option. And sharing a bed becomes their pleasure. Could this passionate encounter evolve into anything more than a holiday affair?
Prepare for an exhilarating journey across the boundary of death into a shadowy, daring new world. As darkness falls on another year, five fanged rebels are ready to celebrate like never before.It's a time for bloodlust and stolen kisses, for clandestine bites and forming new bonds beneath the mistletoe. Succumb to the forbidden as these powerful vampires give you a Christmas you'll never forget....Includes five red?hot vampire stories that will make the season sizzle!
To Drew The Riever McDowell, this seemed like a fairly straightforward assignment: track down Tracy Brandt and find out her connection to a top secret mission. But when Drew finds her, he realizes Tracy has a mission of her own-solving the sixty-year-old murder of Trixie Halston, a mysterious, mesmerizing singer of the 1940s. In fact, Tracy's obsession with Trixie goes beyond interest-at times she actually seems to become Trixie. She goes from demure but contemporary woman to the brazen big band singer on a dime. And the scary thing is-Drew is falling hard. For both of them. . . ;
She wasn't afraid to fight...Beneath the polish of an Eastern finishing school lies a soldier's daughter who can ride, shoot and deal cards with the best. Which is why Suzanne Bonneaux calmly boards the infamous Cheyenne-Deadwood stage to search for a longtime friend before the winter snows erase her trail.For the manWhen the stagecoach is attacked, a deadly shoot-out brings her face-to-face with notorious Black Jack Sloan, a hard, handsome gunslinger who exudes the kind of danger wise men avoid. And when Jack saves her life, Suzanne decides to ride by his side through the Dakota Badlands, with or without his say-so.Or for his loveJack wants nothing more than to put this upstart female in her place-and in his bed. But he's a man riding a trail of vengeance, and there's no place for a woman in his life. He's never met one like Suzanne, however, or had to choose between avenging his past or living to face another day...and a future in her arms.
Josiah Jones Was A Bear Of A Man-- certainly nothing like the mere boys who'd paid court to Tatiana as Countess Karanova. This man personified the wild, untamed lands that called to her own unhappy soul. Tatiana brought something new to the California wilderness--a cool, aristocratic beauty and courage enough to match any man's. But Josiah was a mountain man with a broken heart. He knew such a jewel would never share his wanderlust or his life--especially if she discovered his secret...
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?
A strategic marriage to a powerful Saracen lord with a penchant for virgins will enable wealthy Lady Jocelyn to keep her fortress home. But at what cost? Her only hope of escaping the depraved lord's harem is to lose her virginity-and fast! Captured and tortured knight Simon de Rhys is in no position to refuse Lady Jocelyn's proposition: his freedom for one night with her. The task seems simple, and deeply pleasurable, until he discovers her secret....
"She who finds it is a messenger from the goddess herself. . . . "When Jaci Thornton finds a seemingly worthless scarab in a Cairo street, the timid librarian morphs from vacationer to adventurer. Unwittingly, she's fulfilled an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and unless sexy OMEGA agent Deke Griffin can protect her from its consequences, she may end up in Cairo's City of the Dead! Convincing Deke that she's innocent-not a part of a terrorist plot against Egypt-isn't easy. Seducing him is. Passion must wait, though. With the real terrorists in pursuit of the scarab, Jaci flees with Deke to a deliciously sensual desert hideout. Jaci knows she's playing with fire, but this is her dream trip. Why not take a few scorch marks home as a souvenir?
When a tricky situation needs a cool head, quick wits and a touch of ruthlessness, Adam Ridgeway, director of the top secret OMEGA agency, sends in his team to handle the problem. Lately, though, his agents have been getting into romantic troubles of their own.... Night of the Jaguar by Merline Lovelace Jake MacKenzie's mission was to infiltrate a Central American guerrilla band - not rescue a nun and three children taken hostage. But despite his orders, he can't turn his back on their plight - or on the powerful attraction he feels to "Sister" Sarah. But Sarah is more - and less - than what she seems.... The Cowboy and the Cossack by Merline Lovelace When a nuclear device goes missing in the Karistan mountains,"Cowboy" Nate Sloan is sent to recover it - by any means necessary. Including seducing Alexandra Jordan, the leader of the local tribe. But with battle having claimed most of the men of the country, Nate's pursuit of Alexandra could be dangerous to his own health....
When tricky situations need a cool head, quick wits and a touch of ruthlessness, the top-secret OMEGA agency springs into action. But this time the risk is also the hearts of the team-including Director Adam Ridgeway's own....UNDERCOVER MAN: Convinced her fiancé is keeping secrets, shy librarian Paige Lawrence travels to a French château to break the engagement. But David "Doc" Jensen's hidden identity as an OMEGA agent soon has them both undercover-and now Paige has to trust in the only real thing she knows...David!PERFECT DOUBLE: Sophisticated and wealthy Adam Ridgeway's cool exterior masked his feelings about sending his people into danger. But when vibrant, irrepressible-and irreplaceable-Maggie Sinclair was the one in trouble, he risked more than anyone knew. Now Maggie was going undercover to impersonate the vice president-and Adam would be her bodyguard....
Will inconvenient pregnancy lead to convenient matrimony in this Duchess Diaries novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace? A wild weekend changes Gina St. Sebastian's life, but one thing won't change-her marital status. Ambassador Jack Mason, the dashing, arrogant father of her unborn baby, can forget about a marriage of convenience. She's perfectly capable without him. Never mind the heat between them. That's pregnancy hormones! Jack will deploy his formidable charms to do what's right-marriage for the baby's sake. Yet the more he tries to convince Gina, the more he realizes he wants her as much as he wants his child....
As sharp-witted as his code name Blade implies, spy Clint Black is used to having the upper hand. But now he's a prisoner, trapped by dangerous criminals and a gorgeous woman who just might be a double agent-or his only chance to stay alive. Special Agent Victoria Talbot is as icy as the St. Petersburg that surrounds her-she needs to be to succeed in her quest. That means racing against time to find a mysterious treasure and keep her reluctant hostage safe. But she's not above torturing her handsome captive, stoking flames of a desire that's hardly covert. Will this be their last mission together, or just the beginning of a lifelong partnership?
The setting was picture-postcard perfect; the hero, bonafide royalty. Sabrina's worst fear was that she would wake up and discover it was all a dream. Duke--and Doctor--Marco Calvetti had almost run her off the road. Now Sabrina was playing houseguest in his Amalfi-coast villa. Marco's romantic words and skilled hands gave new meaning to the term bedside manner, but his brooding eyes hid secret wounds. . . or was it a secret agenda? Either way, the duke promised her a New Year's she would never forget. . . .
Forced to leave her beloved military life behind at the ripe old age of thirty-seven, USAF Colonel Andrea (Andi) Armstrong comes to the Florida panhandle for a fresh start. Little did she know-at least until that auspicious knock on her next-door neighbor's door-that there were some things about her old life she wasn't quite finished with yet.And evidently, if the expression on his love-struck face was any indication, her ex-husband, Colonel Dave Armstrong-aka said next-door neighbor-wasn't quite finished with her yet either. Hmm. Who was it who said the best is yet to come? Maybe there was something to that after all....
Amor was on the menu. . . And Rory Burke was intent on having Caroline Walters as the main course. This meeting he'd arranged in beautiful Tossa de Mar was no mere business transaction. Having learned the truth about his long-ago lover, Rory had gone to great lengths to orchestrate this Valentine reunion in sunny Spain. His plan? To lure Caro back into his bed--as his bride. With his powers of persuasion, the high-powered executive was certain he would get his way--until the power of pasiÓn turned the tables on him. . . .
It's been months since that horrible day USAF captain Miranda Morgan flew her C-130 Hercules into lethal cross fire in Afghanistan. But Randi still can't believe Ty, her best friend--her anchor when a disastrous marriage left her a single mother--is really gone. Now back on her ancestral land in southeastern Oklahoma, Randi knows she did all she could to get Ty out safely, but his billionaire father is convinced there's blood on Randi's hands, and through his fog of hatred will stop at nothing to punish her. But when physics professor Pete Engstrom asks permission to study the mysterious rune stones scattered around her property, Randi is convinced she's found the one man willing to watch her back. That is, until a buried secret is revealed. And someone with an eye cast on fortune is lurking, ready to strike a final blow.
Ten years ago, former special agent Cleo North ignored her gut instinct-and a young sergeant wound up brutally murdered. Finally she is in a position to find out what went wrong.Cleo is certain the official story-a murder-suicide-is wrong. Now she has a new assignment working with Major Jack Donovan and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, offering security to a pampered celebrity as a front for a terrorism factfinding mission. At last she has access to the one man she's sure is involved in the decade-old murder.But as Cleo is plunged into a tangle of violence and lies, she must quickly decide who the real victims are. And who's covering up a first deadly mistake.
THE WEDDING WAS A SHAM... Maybe "marrying" Josh Keegan wasn't the brightest thing Cari O'Donnell had ever done. But it was for charity--so if it meant spending a few hours in the arms of the handsome bachelor, Cari was willing to make the sacrifice. Besides, it was all in fun...right? ...BUT THE MARRIAGE WAS ALL TOO REAL! When Cari found out that her "fake" wedding had really rendered her Mrs. Josh Keegan, her first reaction was to try to get out of it. But after seeing Josh in the light of day, she began to wonder if her makebelieve marriage could ever turn out to be the real thing....
It was chance that brought motorcycle-riding attorney Evan Henderson to Paradise, Arizona-and left him stranded there. Then again, as he gazed at the beautiful Good Samaritan who had stopped to give him a lift, Evan felt his luck was about to change. Reclusive Lissa James had good reason to distrust men, lawyers and big cities, and in the man who'd just climbed into her truck she'd found someone who hit the bull's-eye three times. Still, she'd spent a lifetime waiting for her white knight-and Evan was starting to fit the bill most admirably....
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