Are you going to allow your waist to expand and your mind to narrow without a struggle? You, who marched against war and launched the sexual revolution? You, slip into midlife without so much as a backward glance? No way! This irreverent look at life on the cusp of fifty, from two "boomer babes" who are too old to be young and way too young to be old, is just what you need to stay hip, hot and happy. From kids who won't move out to parents who don't recognize you, from cosmetics to cosmetic surgery, Boomer Babes covers it all. From such mysteries as to how to find Mr. Right (even in the wrong suit) to male menopause (did you ever doubt it?) to how to keep the AARP from finding you (it's impossible) to authors' feisty take on midlife issues will have you redefining, redesigning, and reinventing yourself before you can say "Happy Birthday!"
From the author of SWEET SAVAGE LOVE and WICKED LOVING LIES, here is a new historical romance set in Mexico, Paris and London at the turn of the century. The heroine is Laura, the daughter of Steve and Ginny's Morgan. Beautiful, spirited, and just eighteen, Laura is betrothed to Trent Challenger, a man she does not love and to whom she owes her life. Their first formal meeting is brief, passionate and stormy. It is also their last. Laura's rejection of Trent is so total her family is forced to acquiesce and the engagement is broken. Laura journeys to Europe where she swiftly becomes the toast of Paris. Her suitors are many but no man succeeds in capturing her heart. Until she meets the mysterious Duke of Royse and discovers that fate is determined to draw her into Trent's path. This time Laura cannot turn away, nor can she deny the passion Trent fires in her heart. But the Duke of Royse is London's most eligible bachelor and Laura soon finds she has competition. As Laura sets out to win Trent's heart she discovers that the path of true love is a dangerous and lonely road.
The illegitimate daughter of the Russian czar, Leonida arrives at the estate of Stefan, the Duke of Huntley, with secrets. . . and a mission. Searching for covert documents sequestered in Stefan's massive library, she is the perfect guest-- and the perfect spy. Fascinated by her flawless beauty and her intriguing air of mystery, Stefan draws intimately closer. . . and Leonida, bound by duty to her family and country, finds herself utterly captivated. Yet as danger and desire meet in a tangled web of espionage and deceit, the two will face a choice that can be made only by love itself.
After Olivia Dobson is jilted at the altar, she endures another humiliation: a substitute groom! The elder brother of her runaway betrothed has taken matters into his own hands. Shy Olivia has long held a secret attraction for Andrew Richardson, the handsome Earl of Ashcombe. But when she's wedded, bedded and dispatched alone to his country estate, the timid beauty discovers one night of passion has ignited a bold inner fire. While his lovely green-eyed bride is out of sight, she is not far from Andrew's mind-and when Olivia is abducted by French spies, the earl fears he may lose what he's only just found. Yet the wife he races to rescue is a far cry from the gentle bride he abandoned. She's a woman who dares to demand forever after from her husband....
The shocking, intimate worlds of fashion, politics, and international film making are brought into breathtaking focus in THE CROWD PLEASERS--the most daring, sensual, and romantic novel yet by Rosemary Rogers. The action moves from London to Big Sur to the lush island set of a glamour-charged motion picture, where an Arab prince and America's hottest male star clash over the most sought after model in the world.
Victoria Ryan tasted sweet freedom -- and love -- in Boston, far from the cast-iron code of behavior that shackles women in Alta California. Now she has come home to find nothing has changed -- that she is to be married against her wishes by her father's decree. And she will share a hidden fortune with anyone who helps her escape. Rugged and rough, Nick Kincade carefully guards his secrets as he lives by his own law. Yet the cold-as-steel ex-Texas Ranger is willing to escort the bewitching, headstrong lady back East. For the past has already linked Victoria's destiny with his. And anything can happen on the hard, twisted trail -- especially for two strong courageous hearts who searing, white-hot flame of perilous desire.
Legacy of dangerHeadstrong but sheltered, Raine Wimbourne longs for adventure--and when her ailing father reveals a closely guarded secret, she seizes her chance. Disguised as England's most notorious highwayman, Raine vows to uphold her father's legacy as champion of the poor. Then a midnight encounter with the powerful Philippe Gautier shows her the price of protecting her family's honor. . . A hostage heartPhilippe Gautier has a mission of his own--and the beautiful impostor he's delivering to justice may hold the key to saving his brother's life. He will stop at nothing to keep Raine close. But as they travel from the town houses of London to the streets of France, can he convince his untamed captive to risk it all on the promise of passion?
Desire -- savage, untamed and undeniable -- bound tempestuous Virginia Brandon to Steve Morgan, her magnificent, dangerous soldier of fortune. And in the blistering heat Of revolution's flames, they swore tolove for an eternity and beyond. Now explosive events have shattered their turbulent union -- tearing Steve and Ginny apart and casting them upon fateful tides flowing toward separate perils and faraway secret affairs. But no great distance, no sensuous betrayal, notreacherous intrigue of warrior or king can extinguish the brilliant of their majestic love. For their passion ison their destiny -- and it will blaze anew with a white -- hot intensity when their bodies at last entwine once more.
Beautiful, headstrong Cameron Campbell knows her privileged life as a Mississippi senator's daughter is about to be shattered. Her fine Southern family has its share of secrets and scandal, and as her father decides to stand with the Union, long-held family rivalries lead to cold-blooded murder. But amidst the devastation, one honorable man is about to show her the meaning of love....Six years ago Cameron offered Captain Jackson Logan her heart-and he walked away from her. She vowed then never to let another man hurt her that way. But now, as war assumes its deadly course, Cameron will be forced to find an ally in this man she loves to hate...and hates to love. A man whose strength and courage will mirror her own as she stakes a defiant stand against slavery. A man who will face unimaginable danger by her side and show her the magic of a rapturous love that comes but once in a lifetime.
Luck has nothing to do with it! Of course you want to be Irish. Look what it did for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sinead, Maeve Binchy, Roddy Doyle, JFK, Seamus Heaney, Angela's Ashes, and all those Riverdancers. But until now, the secrets of how to be Irish have been hidden in a Celtic Twilight of blather and blarney. Now this easy-to-read (with plenty o' pictures) handbook dares to tell you: How to have an Irish name How to talk, look, and act Irish How to vote Irish How to have thin skin, a terrible temper, and the gift of gab Whether you're proudly Irish, anti-Irish, fallen-away Irish, or would-be Irish--that is to say, if you're a living, breathing human being--How to Be Irish is for you. Learn (to your surprise) who's really Irish and who's only passing! Discover (to your astonishment) your own underground Irish roots! And brace yourself, Bridget, for the shocking (if brief) history of Irish-American sex! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Orphaned by a tragic accident, sixteen-year-old Amalie Courtland set sail from America for a new life in England with her godmother. What she didn't expect to find was Lady Winford's handsome rogue of a grandson, Robert Holt Braxton, Earl of Deverell. Immediately smitten by Holt's careless good looks and smoldering blue eyes, Amalie's naïve young heart fell in love. Little did she know Holt was trying to resist his own temptation -- by having his grandmother take Amalie away.
THE FEVER! THE FIRE! THE ECSTASY! Theirs was a love that could never be tamed, yet the whims of fate and their own reckless desires were destined to tear Virginia Brandon and Steven Morgan from the rapturous heights of reunion--and carry them to opposite ends of the earth. Through the fiery tumult of the Cuban Revolution to the lush prison of a Sultan's harem, across burning desert sands and Europe's most provocative boudoirs, the lovers pursue their separate fates. Until, in a mounting tide of restless longing, the sweet fires of their exalted love draw them closer, burning brighter, across time, across worlds--in the ultimate marriage of lust and love!
Only Rosemary Rogers could create a tale of passion and vengeance so captivating, so unforgettable, that you'll savor it time and again.REVENGECelia St. Remy Sinclair has harbored a dark obsession since the tender age of twelve: to bring about the downfall of Lord Northington, the man responsible for her mother's death. Now an elegant and self-possessed beauty of twenty-two, she leaves America for London, determined to avenge the act of violence that shattered her life.REDEMPTIONCelia is stunned when she comes face-to-face with her nemesis-for this rakishly charming gentleman called Colter is not what she expected. When she discovers he is the new Lord Northington, son of the man she's vowed to destroy, she embarks upon a daring plot to take revenge on the father through the son. But even the best-laid plans can be thwarted by the powerful forces of the human heart....
A fragile peace has come to the country in the aftermath of the Civil War, but tensions remain strong in the hearts and souls of those who fought for their land...and for love.For beautiful, strong-willed Cameron Campbell, the war had one shining spot: dashing Captain Jackson Logan. Though separated by duty for nearly four years, Jackson has come home at last. Cameron, however, has a few plans of her own.This headstrong young woman-who's unwilling to do any man's bidding-is determined to return to Elmwood, her family's Mississippi plantation, and reclaim her heritage, stolen by the ravages of war.A Union spy and decorated war hero, Jackson's legendary air of command served him well as a leader of men. But now he is forced to reckon with a wife as stubborn and willful as he -- and the unexpected return of a woman from his past who has come to claim his love.While his passion is fierce for his beautiful wife, a dark menace forces him into a last crucial mission for his country, and Jackson knows he must also make a final stand for the woman he loves.
Hilarious and comprehensive, the ultimate guide to the universe of saints--and what each one means. Cross-referenced by birthdays, professions, and ailments, this is a must-have for any true believer with a proper sense of fun. Illustrated throughout. The authors will appear on Today.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Not even love could stop her...Despite her privileged life in the sultry paradise of Martinique, the beautiful and daring Sapphire Fabergine will never be satisfied until she claims the honor and legitimacy that has been denied her. Sapphire sails to London to confront the aristocratic family who had disowned her before she was even born-only to find that her father is dead and that his title has passed to Blake Thixton, an attractive yet loathsome distant American cousin.Convinced Sapphire is determined to bring about his ruin, Blake kidnaps her and sails back to America, where he presents her with a choice: become his mistress or serve him as a maid in his waterfront mansion. Without means in this unfamiliar land, Sapphire is trapped. But she will not compromise her quest for honor so easily-not even for the man she has come to desire.
The fire of their passion sparks as Steve and Ginny reunite in London. Their years apart have taken a toll, but nothing can change the fierce emotion that burns between the two. The lovers have made a pact to look beyond the hurts of yesterday and look toward their future -- their future as a family. But the dark treacheries of the past have called Steve back to Mexico to finally put an end to some unfinished business.Determined not to lose Steve again, Ginny travels with him into the heart of the land that holds both nightmarish memories of grave peril and those of the most bittersweet joy. As they fight to overcome forces that would try to separate them once and for all, Steve and Ginny must learn to find strength in one another and trust in the power of their love.
New York Times bestselling author Rosemary Rogers reunites her beloved couple, Steve Morgan and Virginia Brandon, in this brand-new adventure of a love that spans time, distance and the cruel whims of fate. The fire of their passion sparks as Steve and Ginny reunite in London. Their years apart have taken a toll, but nothing can change the fierce emotion that burns between the two. The lovers have made a pact to look beyond the hurts of yesterday and look toward their future -- their future as a family. But the dark treacheries of the past have called Steve back to Mexico to finally put an end to some unfinished business. Determined not to lose Steve again, Ginny travels with him into the heart of the land that holds both nightmarish memories of grave peril and those of the most bittersweet joy. As they fight to overcome forces that would try to separate them once and for all, Steve and Ginny must learn to find strength in one another and trust in the power of their love. Contains mature scenes.
Desperate to escape her lecherous stepfather, flame-haired Brianna Quinn seeks refuge with the Duke of Huntley, a childhood friend. But her hopes crumble when she discovers that Edmond, the duke's hot-blooded twin, is masquerading as the duke to thwart an assassination scheme. With nowhere to turn, Brianna plays into the intrigue as Edmond's fiancÉe. . . and soon their forced proximity ignites into a burning desire. But when Edmond's enemies threaten Brianna, he must choose between his countrymen and the woman he loves more than life itself. . . .
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Scandalous Deception" and "Bound by Love" returns with a seductive new tale of treachery and temptation. Original.
They met in moonlight, their first glimpse of one another silhouettes against the silvery waters of the ocean. The magic of his touch awakens her innocent desires-and her temper at his arrogant assumptions. When they meet again, it is only his voice she remembers....Many men may pursue Alexa Howard's exotic beauty, but there is only one man to whom she will give herself willingly, body and soul. Though Nicholas de la Guerra sparks fury and desire in her equally, she is lost to his touch. The dark stranger is her obsession. a temptation to which she longs to surrender. And when Alexa's safety is threatened, Nicholas becomes her only chance at salvation.
A tale of human emotion that lays bare the heights and depths of love, passion and desire in old and new worlds...as we follow Virginia Brandon, beautiful, impudent and innocent, from the glittering ballrooms of Paris to the sensuality of life in New Orleans to the splendor of intrigue-filled Mexico.A tale of unending passion, never to be forgotten...the story of Virginia's love for Steven Morgan, a love so powerful that she will risk anything for him...even her life.
Ginny is kidnapped by Steve Morgan and is plunged into the civil war in Mexico.
Abandoning the safety of a Spanish convent, innocent Marisa flees the impending nightmare of an arranged and unwanted marriage--only to find herself adrift on dangerous waters with Dominic Challenger, the bold and enigmatic "Captain Rebel." A dashing adventurer and a man of dark secrets, Dominic transports the aristocratic, golden-haired beauty into a perilous realm of intrigue and deception, awakening within her a breathtaking passion beyond dreams, beyond imagining. In a world of fire, they are enemies--caught on opposing sides in a treacherous game of nations. But Destiny has ordained their remarkable union. And nothing short of death can quench the all-consuming flames of their insatiable desire ... and their eternal love.
Born of scandal and denied his birthright, Dominic Challenger took to the sea, charting his own future. A true rogue, Dominic answers to no one, trusting only himself. Until Marisa.Born of wealth and privilege, Marisa is a prisoner to her father's expectations. When the sanctuary she has found behind the walls of a convent is threatened by the news that her father has arranged for her to marry, Marisa flees...right into the arms of a pirate.From the safety of a sheltered convent to a sultan's harem, from the opulence of Napoleon's court to the wilds of the new frontier, Marisa and Dominic brave all that they encounter in this thrilling age: intrigue, captivity and danger. And above all, an enduring passion that ignites into an infinite love.