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Book two in Accidental Enchantments. Prince Richard is cursed. Enslaved to a magic mirror, he must truthfully answer the evil queen when she uses it to call on him. To keep from betraying innocents, Richard wanders the countryside and avoids people.All her life, Gretchen has been teased for being small. When she hears of a hidden farm populated by little people like her, she sets out to find it-and is welcomed by the mostly male inhabitants. Lars in particular woos her with his gentle kindness and quiet strength.Danger looms when Gretchen meets a runaway princess and offers her shelter at the Little Farm. Wandering nearby, Richard instantly falls in love with the beautiful princess, and is later compelled to tell the queen that she is not the fairest of them all. Enraged, the queen vows to find them and destroy them.If either Gretchen or Richard are to have their happy endings, they must team up to break the mirror's spell before the queen kills them all...For another fairy tale retelling from Tia Nevitt, check out The Sevenfold Spell, available now! 43,000 words
England, 1804: Tired of being paraded before every eligible bachelor, Peony Whistleby decides it's time to find her true love-through the ancient custom of rolling naked in the dew on May Day morning. But the magic goes awry when she is caught in the act-and by an entirely unsuitable man. And yet, the way his eyes linger upon her flesh ignites a sensual craving that can only be satisfied by his touch...Book one of the May Day Mischief duet.
As wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins, Amy Malory has reached a marriageable age and has set her sights on a most inappropriate mate: the straight-laced American ship captain who once nearly had her Uncle James hung for piracy. Warren Anderson is shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy's beautiful niece. Though determined to resist her, he burns for the enchanting British minx. And an impassioned heart implores him to surrender to a love that could stoke the smouldering fires of a family feud into a dangerous, all consuming blaze.
Kate Daniels has quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but starting her own business isn't easy when the Order starts disparaging her good name. And being the mate of the Beast Lord doesn't bring in the customers, either. So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead asks for help with a vampire, Kate jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, this is one case where Kate should have looked before she leapt.
When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it's a job for Kate Daniels... Drafted to work for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems these days than she knows what to do with. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that's saying a lot. But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games--an invitation-only, no-holds-barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament--she and Curran, the Beast Lord, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community...
Cara Liu is determined to unite the forces under her leadership but when Nightkeeper Sven enters the scene, Cara has trouble separating her duty to her people from her desire for her ex-lover. Their secret affair will not only jeopardize a tenuous alliance among the Nightkeepers, but it also distracts them from a danger within their own ranks planning a vicious betrayal. . . .
A #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author blends romance, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal as only she can in this classic love story of a woman who unexpectedly meets the man of her dreams--only to discover the shocking bond that has already linked them together.
Hayley Bancroft's small hometown needed a doctor desperately--and Sam Prentice, prestigious M.D., fit the bill. Years ago he's been the boy from the wrong side of the tracks--and Hayley had loved him beyond all reason. Though they'd been cruelly driven apart, time hadn't eroded the memory of Sam's loving touch and fiery kisses... Sam had long ago decided his life would be about gaining power, not love. Now he was respected, sought-after, rich-and wholly satisfied. Shockingly, reencountering his first love stirred up feelings he'd cemented over...desires left unfulfilled. But he was a man who'd built his life on needing no one...except Hayley...?
From New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin comes the spellbinding historical romance that launched her remarkable career. <P> Mandy Ashton fled a stifling frontier existence for the glittering social whirl of Sacramento City, California's state capital, trading childhood innocence for a woman's burning desire. Though it's risky to masquerade as her flighty cousin, Julia, Mandy is determined to give her cousin a chance at happiness with the man she loves. But Mandy is hardly faint of heart--proven time and again on a journey fraught with deadly adventure and sublime temptation. Travis Langley, known by his Indian name, Hawk, is a white man raised by the Cheyenne, a man trying to make peace with his dual heritage. The last thing he needs is a job chaperoning Julia Ashton, the California governor's spoiled daughter. But Mandy--posing as Julia--is spirited, captivating, and irresistibly sensuous. By journey's end, Mandy and Hawk have become helpless prisoners of a smoldering passion that nothing can kill--except, perhaps, the secret Mandy has guarded so carefully throughout the arduous days and passionate nights of their long, magnificent passage.
Married for a day, in love for life Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn't the wounded girl who'd left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they'd eloped. Now one of L.A.'s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy's only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister's wedding-not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn't over just yet....
JoAnn Ross's breathtaking novels have made her one of the most popular authors of contemporary romantic fiction. Here, set amid the sultry grandeur of Blue Bayou, is the eagerly awaited conclusion to her captivating Callahan Brothers trilogy. L.A. homicide detective Regan Hart's life is turned upside down with the discovery that she was adopted. Following a trail left in her birth mother's journal, she lands in Louisiana's Blue Bayou, where she's determined not to let Nate Callahan, the town's handsome, sweet-talking mayor, distract her from her search. Nate Callahan loves women -- and they've always loved him right back. No-nonsense Regan couldn't be more different from his usual type, but as they spend time together, unlocking the puzzles of Regan's past, neither can deny the attraction sizzling between them -- and both come to realize that family bonds are forged not through blood ties, but through choices of the heart.
Army Ranger Luke Boudreau commanded a secret mission that went horribly awry. The physical wounds he takes away from the experience are inconsequential compared to his guilt for the loss of a fellow soldier -- a man who will never be recognized for his bravery because of the covert nature of their operation. When Luke is recovered enough, he travels to Grover, Mississippi to pay his respects to the woman who gave her son to the service of his country. He must do so in a way that doesn't reveal the true circumstances of the man's death. He braces himself for a mother's bitter anger, secretly hoping this encounter will begin to deliver him from torment. However, what he finds in Grover is far from either recrimination or absolution. He is quickly drawn into a family that desperately needs his help--a younger brother bent on self-destruction and a mother with a secret burden of her own. And most shocking of all, he discovers a beautiful widow he didn't know existed-- a woman who tempts him to break his own moral code.
Julie's Hawaiian Vacay Itinerary!You and your "work husband" have just won an all-expenses-paid vacation in Oahu. Now the fun begins...1. Get lei'd. (With flowers, obvi.)2. Settle into your gorgeous ocean-side cabin. Contemplate living in Hawaii forever.3. Become overwhelmed with hideous unexplained jealousy when your bestie decides to make sexy moves on your work husband, Alan.4. Dismiss jealousy. After all, you're not interested in Alan "that" way...are you?5. Avoid joyous dancing when bestie's ex arrives and sweeps her off her feet-leaving Alan completely and totally available.6. Now you're alone with Alan. Alone. In paradise. Take a deep breath, have a mai tai-or two-and (gulp!) make your move. Be classy.7. "Accidentally" let Alan peek under your grass skirt.8. Take off grass skirt.9. Do Incredibly Naughty and Sexy Things everywhere.10. And do not think about what happens when you and your work husband go back to reality....
Bridget had called St. Gabriel's monastery her home since her mysterious appearance years ago. Kept far from prying eyes amidst the gentle monks, the maiden was happy to care for her protectors. But after reading fanciful tales of Arthur and Guinevere, Bridget yearned for a handsome knight of her very own.... On a quest to find his missing brother, Sir Ranulf Brand scoured the Norman countryside. Attacked by brigands and left for dead, he awoke in St. Gabriel's to visions of a golden-haired angel tending his wounds by candlelight. But the monks assured him 'twas nothing more than a phantom brought on by his injuries. Yet the petal-soft touch of her lips lingered on his mouth still....
He was wise, strong, and brave. His destiny was to be king. She was young, beautiful, a warrior princess. Her destiny was to love him. But when first they met, it was not as princess and king -- it was as man and woman only, consumed by a passion so sudden, so deep that the very world exploded with one kiss. Only later, with his touch still burning on her lips, did Jura discover that the knight of her secret tryst had been none other than the hated Prince Rowan! Rowan, who had returned from far-away England to usurp her brother's throne...Rowan, who vowed to unite the wild clans under his rule. Furious, Jura swore her enmity to the golden-haired prince whose glorious visage tormented her days and haunted her nights. But nothing would stop Rowan from ruling over the warring tribes...and nothing would stop him from winning the fierce and lovely Jura as his bride, his Queen, his love....
In Ireland, a young, thoroughly modern American woman has inherited a charming eighteenth-century townhouse, and an unforeseen destiny. Maura Finnegan is utterly taken with the quaint, romantic nature of her new home on Merrion Square...as well as the dashing, elegant ghost who lives there. Lingering to solve the mystery surrounding his death, the apparition appeals to Maura for help in his desperate quest, and unknowingly leads her to Donal Byrne, the extraordinarily handsome man who holds the long-buried secret. Maura's about to discover the compelling history behind her own Irish roots...and a love that transcends the barriers of time.
Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily: wine, weapons and women are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways.Mistress Lark's sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen's executions. She needs no other excitement-until Oliver de Lacey drops through the hangman's door and into her life.As their fates become inextricably bound together in a struggle against royal persecution, both Oliver and Lark discover a love worth saving...even dying for.
Rika's duty is to keep the sagas of the Norse people alive with her vivid storytelling, but when captured by Vikings, her only thought is of survival. Bjorn the Black has made her his slave, but he may also be her only salvation.
PASSIVE HUSBAND New York debutante Cassandra Templeton was bound and determined to get married-to anyone besides the insufferable fool her domineering father had chosen for her. Her plan was ingenious and simple-she'd place an ad, marry some gentleman farmer by proxy, then be free to live her life as she wished, out from under dear daddys thumb. DESIRED. ARROGANT. PASSIONATE. OUTLAW But when tall Texan Jake Steele-clad in black, sporting a six-shooter and spurs-showed up at the Templetons' Gramercy Park mansion, Cassie realized her scheme backfired in her face. Worse yet, the bold, handsome man whose name she now shared was bent on winning her heart ... and succeeding.
What have you resolved to do by the year 2000? Ten years ago---in their wild college days---Meg Danley and her two best friends made a vow that they'd all be married and settled by the time the millenium rolled around. Meg is settled. She has everything she needs---a great apartment, an exciting career. Or so she thinks---until her friends arrive on her doorstep determined to fulfill the vow. A serious manhunt is what they're proposing. Then they spot Jack Elliot---the attractive single man who's come to visit his mother---and declare him perfect for Meg. Even the fact that Jack plans to return to his life in Maine doesn't discourage them. And suddenly Meg's no longer arguing. Suddenly a wedding by 2000---with Jack as the bridegroom---is a definite possibility.
Malcolm Tremmel earns the nickname of maintenance man for he fixes the sexual needs of bored wives, rich enough to pay for his services. All this changes for the better when he meets Toni who teaches him what love, honour, and trust mean. The thought of losing her finally brings about the transformation in him.
Rank Had Its Privileges-Except In Love! Major A. C. Bannister-known as Ace-grew up on the mean streets of a Texas town. The army was his one chance to get out, and he took it. He worked his way up through the ranks and now, as ROTC head at a Texas college, he's admired by all the young men-and adored by all the young women. Truly a "major attraction..."Captain Meredith Marshall St. James has a West Point education, a general for a father and an attitude that doesn't meet with the major's approval. Ace just doesn't hold with her belief in a "new" army, a "softer: army.He soon learns two things:1. the beautiful Captain St. James isn't as soft as she looks, and 2. on the battlefield of love, unconditional surrender is sometimes the only option!
With his rakish reputation and reluctance to wed, Lord Luke Clarendon is now in need of a make believe wife. And he's charming enough to convince the talented and beautiful runaway actress Roxanne to play his leading lady. Roxanne's head cautions her against becoming involved with Luke, but it's an offer she can't refuse. As well as offering her financial security, Luke promises to help Roxanne's quest to discover her true identity. Maybe if she's revealed to be highborn, her Lord will claim her as his Lady for real!
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