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Love may be just a game, but the baseball players in Jennifer Seasons' sexy diamonds and dugouts series-- they're playing for keeps! Mark Cutter has it all: a lucrative baseball career, fast cars, and faster women--and all thanks to his priceless good luck charm. At least, that's what he thinks before Lorelei Littleton shows up. Next thing he knows, he's waking up alone, the sexy brunette has vanished, and his good luck charm is gone. More than a little curious about the wicked-hot cat burglar and determined to get his property back, Mark's going to track down the thief and make her pay--big time. Maybe Lorelei feels a tiny bit guilty for stealing Mark's good luck charm, but when it's worth $100,000 and the money could save her niece's life? She's not losing sleep over it . . . but him? Lorelei can't get the ballplayer with the bad attitude out of her head. And now he's come after her with more than just revenge in his eyes. Lorelei has a choice: turn over the charm and lose the money, or keep it and risk losing everything . . . including her heart.
Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, but there's been nothing calm or peaceful about her life since her marriage broke up. This stay-at-home mom has no job skills, an out-of-control sixteen-year-old son, a talkative fourteen-year-old who's suddenly gone silent, a six-year-old daughter whose heart is broken, an ex-husband whose younger girlfriend is expecting their baby and two best friends who think she's somehow qualified to help them open a fitness spa for women.But if Maddie is a tad on edge with all that on her plate, it's nothing compared to the chaos that ensues when she discovers that her son's baseball coach has feelings for her and the whole town disapproves. Maddie's faced a lot of challenges lately with strength and resolve, but Cal Maddox may turn out to be more than she can handle.Then again, he could just be the one man in all of South Carolina who can help her find serenity.
Passion's the greatest score of all... Life coach Natalie Kenyon helps her famous clients achieve happiness and lasting intimacy in their personal lives. But pro-basketball all-star Derek Lansing isn't so easy to pin down. His rags-to-riches story takes hold of Natalie's heart and his first electric touch ignites an irresistible desire. It could be a lose-lose if she becomes the sexy player's next conquest. Derek is living every athlete's dream, surrounded by adoring fans and available women. But he still feels alone. Beneath his freewheeling playboy facade is a man yearning for redemption. As he struggles to get a slam dunk with the stunning, strong-willed Natalie, who is determined to reunite him with his family, he's forced to relinquish his guard and show her the real man behind the celebrity. As passion brings them closer together, Derek will do what it takes to score a win-win with the woman who's run off with his most valuable possession-his heart.
Her name was Samantha Sterling and she was pure gold. Rogan Prescott couldn't get over the way the pigtailed kid who'd been his housekeeper's daughter had grown up. She was all fiery curls and sensuous curves-and sticky fingers, evidently. Because the first time Rogan saw Sam after all these years, she was dripping with diamonds-somebody else's!Like a good "big brother," Rogan decided to help Samantha and find her one of his fellow millionaires to give her diamonds-the old-fashioned way. Little did Rogan know Samantha had secrets of her own, and the only thing she planned on stealing was his twenty-four-karat heart.
In a world of speed steamers, poisoned air and soulless paranormal beings, two people hold the fate of millions in their hands--and their bodies.... As a halfsuccubus, Angel needs energy from sex to live. The temporary fulfillment she gets from strangers is nothing compared to the erotic encounters in her linked dreams with Ian, the man whose soul she shares. Lately the dreams have become more intense and intoxicating, which can mean only one thing: she and Ian are dying, just like the magical crystal that purifies the city's air. Only by making love in person and joining their split soul can they heal both themselves and the crystal. Yet despite Ian's amazing sexual prowess, Angel doesn't want to give up her other lovers, like sassy steam engineer Jezebel. Can they resolve their differences and continue sharing a bed to save themselves--and the world?
Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one. In fact, he's just been the victim of bizarre circumstances - like now. His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectrical system experiments and suddenly they aren't where they're supposed to be. In fact, they're not sure where they are at all when they wake up to find a woman with the reddest hair Jack has ever seen - and a gun. Octavia Pye is an Aerocorps captain with a whole lot of secrets. But the passion that ignited between her and Jack may just cause her airship to combust.
Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one. In fact, he's just been the victim of bizarre circumstances. Like now. His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectrical system experiments, and suddenly they aren't where they're supposed to be. In fact, they're not sure where they are when ... ... they wake up to find a woman with the reddest hair Jack has ever seen--and a gun. Octavia Pye is an Aerocorps captain with a whole lot of secrets, and she's not about to have her maiden voyage ruined by stowaways. But the sparks flying between her and Jack just may cause her airship to combust, and ignite a passion that will forever change the world as she knows it.
In a world of steam runners, demons and soul stealers, seduction is her greatest weapon....Half-succubus Angel has found her perfect match with Ian, the man with the other half of her soul. He gives her love and the erotic pleasure she needs to survive, though they also enjoy ménages with her frequent paramour, Jezebel.But when her friend betrays them, Angel may lose everything she holds dear. She'll do anything-and anyone-to save Ian, including join forces with a dangerous former lover....
Michael, Senator Danforth's bodyguard, and Danforth's Vietnamese daughter, try to find out who is stalking the senator. Some explicit descriptions of sex.
The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale--and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny... Charlotte de Ney is as noble as they come, a blueblood straight out of the Weird. But even though she possesses rare magical healing abilities, her life has brought her nothing but pain. After her marriage crumbles, she flees to the Edge to build a new home for herself. Until Richard Mar is brought to her for treatment, and Charlotte's life is turned upside down once again. Richard is a swordsman without peer, future head of his large and rambunctious Edger clan--and he's on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to Charlotte, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slavers' operation, however, goes deeper than Richard knows, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive. . .
She's just been shot at, arrested and thrown in jail. But trust former police officer Stella Valocchi - compared to last week, things are looking up. Last week she: a) caught her cop boyfriend in bed with her best friend, b) kidnapped the boyfriend's dog, and c) ran for home, only to find the man who once left her at the altar presiding over her favorite uncle's funeral. This week Stella's hunting her uncle's killer. Being arrested on bogus charges just means she's on target. But to stay there she's got to confront the past-and her former fiance-and stick to her guns in the face of shocking family secrets....
Indigo Summer and her boyfriend, Marcus Carter, have stayed solid through plenty of drama. Now Marcus is a senior and has already been accepted to Harvard. But with his bright future, Indigo suddenly doubts where she fits into his life.
Women in uniform weren't Cristos Stephanides' thing - until he saw Betsy, in her chauffeur's outfit at the wheel of his hired limousine...He was determined to seduce her, and his enemies thoughtfully provided the opportunity by holding him captive on a Mediterranean island, along with Betsy. While they waited to be rescued, Cristos pursued his passion plan with increased enthusiasm...despite Betsy pointing out to him that she could well become pregnant with his child...
Stephanie Bloomfield returns home to Orchard Valley, Oregon; her father has suffered a heart attack, and all three sisters are gathering at his side. Fortunately, by the time Steffie arrives, he's already begun to recover.But Steffie has other worries, too. She'd fled Orchard Valley three years earlier because of her humiliating rejection by the man she loved, local journalist Charles Tomaselli. She knows she can't avoid seeing him again....It's not long before Steffie and Charles begin reliving past battles-and renewing old feelings. He was the reason she left; this time, will he give her a reason to stay?
Motion picture producer Selena Ryan has the impossible: Fame and fortune and her integrity. Her reputation for playing fair in an industry rife with games has earned her respect from other producers, writers, and actors. She's learned the lesson that plenty of people would like to use her to get what they want--a starring role or some other way into the movies. Most of them feel no obligation to return any favors she might give. Burned badly by actress Jennifer Lamont, who used her and left her with a devastating aftermath, she's wary of everyone related to the industry. Surrounded by gatekeepers to keep the hopeful at bay, aspiring starlets have tried every trick in the book to make Selena's acquaintance. When Gail Welles literally lands in Selena's lap, she suspects another ploy. Jennifer's sudden announcement that Selena is still her one-and-only is equally ill-timed and suspect. Selena wants everyone to leave her alone, even if that means living without love. Lights, camera and action are the backdrop for this novel of taking chances by Golden Crown and Lambda Literary award-winning author Karin Kallmaker.
"They're going to find a body at the #11;River Ten-ace construction site. He deserved what he got, but it wasn't #11;supposed to happen. It was an accident." Lawyer Rachael Flynn has only been at her new job in the Ramsey County attorney's office for four months when she receives an unsigned letter with the startling message. Two days later the predicted body is found, but to everyone's astonishment, the remains have been buried for at least 20 years. When the body is identified as that of a 15-year-old boy the police begin to dig for clues. Rachael continues to receive anonymous notes... and the questions keep coming... Was it really an accident, or was it murder? Why has it taken so many year for this story to come to light? And why did the young man "deserve" to die? As Rachael searches out the identity of the writer, she finds herself drawn to the neighborhood where the body was found-and to an abandoned house that no longer exists, but seems to call out to her
Only the strong survive on the streets of Brooklyn. And while Dena Jones definitely has what it takes not only to survive but to succeed, she wants out. And she's determined to make it out of Crooklyn. She's determined to make it out of Crooklyn by any means necessary and doesn't have a problem manipulating men to get what she wants. Just ask her boyfriend Lance, or his girlfriend Michelle. True has finally made it. His debut album has the streets going crazy and is threatening to spill over into the mainstream. After the murder of his group, his jump off and almost his dreams, True's life is finally starting to look up, until karma catches up with him. Somebody wants him dead and he doesn't know why, or does he? Jah and Yoshi's was supposed to be a romance straight out of a story but there are no such things as fairy tails in the ghetto. Her position as a stylist keeps her in the mix and in the company of some industry heavyweights. Jah tries to be understanding but he can't help but to wonder just how much he can trust his girlfriend. He had promised to love her regardless of her past but in addition to wondering whether his girlfriend is creeping with her clients Jah has got a bigger problem. Someone is trying to kill True and its his job to make sure that doesn't happen.
She's the picture of no-nonsense professionalism. He's a paragon of emotional cool. The cream of the Secret Service, Bobby and Angela Holland are the go-to couple when it comes to protecting America's First Family, but they've missed the mark at preserving their own marriage. Now duty has pulled them from the brink of divorce and brought them back together. Their assignment: pose as husband-and-wife housekeepers to defend the president's mother against sudden danger. As the threats escalate, they'll have to summon all their skills to save the lives of some very important peoplec - and a love that's burning to come in from the cold...
Robin Wells takes us back to Chartreuse, Louisiana, for a deeply moving story of forgiveness and second chances. STILL THE ONE After Katie Charmaine's husband is killed in Iraq, all she has left is a closet full of his clothes, a few pictures, and fond memories. She not only lost her love, but her last chance to have the children she's always wanted. Until Zack Ferguson shows up in town . . . with the daughter Katie gave up for adoption nearly seventeen years ago. Zack Ferguson has never forgotten Katie, or the one magical night they spent together. Seeing her again brings up a tidal wave of emotions: regret over the way he left her, anger at the secret she kept, and desire he hasn't felt in years. But he's in town for Gracie. Their daughter is sixteen, angry at the world, and-worst of all-pregnant. She needs the love of her two parents now more than ever. Can these three forgive the hurts of the past and open their hearts to each other?
Rich has always been skeptical about falling in love. Natasha has always fully expected to. And when these two find each other, they win the entire True Love package -- tenderness and hot sex and open-eyed kisses. Long weekends in bed and talk of marriage and babies. The kind of love where there's no room for secrets. That, after all, is what Tash says will keep them going strong: total and complete honesty. Now Rich and Tash are engaged, and Rich's old school friends crash into their love cocoon with big plans for celebrating, along with spouses and significant others, on a trip to a stunning French ski resort. But a lot can happen in a week that's meant to capture the free-spirited fun they all shared a decade ago. And in the glare of a whiteout on the slopes, Tash crosses paths with the one secret Rich should have kept: his colorful, vivacious, needy ex-lover, Jayne.
Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated....Contains mature content and some sexual situations. Suited for readers 16 and up."Fun, steamy, and leaves you hungry for more. Sabrina Elkins nails the vulnerability of becoming an adult and the choices that come with growing up."-Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To"Cami's slow burn for a wounded hero will rivet readers. I seriously loved this book."-Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret
Recently widowed Elise Morgan and her beloved mother-in-law, Frieda, have built a life for themselves together in Denver. But when Frieda decides to live with her other son, Elise is torn. She knows she should move on, but what will life hold for her, alone in Denver? Derrick has loved Elise forever it seems. When she married his brother, Derrick left town and moved to New Mexico to avoid the pain of seeing them together. Now his brother is gone, but can Derrick rightfully dream of a future with Elise? Will God use a frail mother to draw these two lonely hearts together?
Kimberly Kincaid knows how to whip up a delicious love story. --Susan DonovanLooking for inspirationSloane Russo's turned a decade of crazy jobs and whimsical travel into a career writing steamy novels set in exotic places. Trouble is, Sloane's flat broke now--and she can't channel sun-drenched beaches in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The only fast cash in town comes with some seriously distracting temptation: Gavin Carmichael, hot, handsome and oh-so-hard-headed. Gavin isn't the impulsive Don Juan of Sloane's novels. He's raising his thirteen-year-old half-sister, and he's pretty sure he's supposed to act like he's never heard of fun. Sloane is way too sexy and irresponsible to be his idea of a good tutor for Bree, but the unpredictable anti-nanny may be irresistible as well. . . Praise for Kimberly KincaidA sweet and sexy treat! --Bella AndreSmart, fun, and heartwarming. --Jill Shalvis
Four novellas are linked by the family they portray, and the women who sew--each novella named for the stitch its heroine favors. Deborah finds herself arrived in No Man's Land only to find that her fiancée has been killed. Rescued by Lou Stafford, she eventually proves that she is more than just "a prissy Easterner." Parson Trent Blackwell, a circuit rider, enters the picture after adopting two orphan boys who need a mother, which Lou, a Tom boy, finds herself interested in becoming. Rachel Donovan impersonates a boy to journey through No Man's Land, which surprises and outrages Josh, the family "tease", and, finally, Hope, who seems hopeless, plans an Independence Day celebration with Sam, who resents their families' attempts to foist her off on him. The setting, the small community Petunia, is enlivened by such characters as the store owner, who mourns his dead pig, Petunia, the Testaments, who like to carry off the women they "claim," and Grandma Stafford, the matriarch of the family.
Now readers can enjoy the magical spirit of Christmas with this romantic quartet of stories filled with all the hope and joy of the holiday season.
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