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SAVANNAH SHELTON knows the City of Angels breaks hearts more often than it fulfills dreams. Her late father spent fruitless years trying to make it big as an actor. Among his possessions, Savannah finds papers that hint at an old Hollywood secret that she's positive would make a red-hot screenplay. But when a fender bender introduces her to MCCOY SUTTON, a charming, sexy attorney, Savannah wonders if it 's time to put aside her jaded ideas about L. A . and figure out if real life can have a Hollywood ending--
Chivalry demanded he cherish and protect any woman in need. Yet Marcus de Grant had never felt this more strongly than when he laid eyes upon Keelin O'Shea. Though driven by a sense of honor to rival his own, this Irish princess was sore in need of his warrior's blade -- and his chivalrous heart! Guardian of her clan's sacred talisman, Keelin O'Shea had ever put duty before desire. Yet one sight of Marcus de Grant emerging from the river, golden and glorious as some ancient god, sent a sweet ache of yearning through her for things that could never be!
Sometimes, love lasts lifetimes. Lily's whole life is planned out. She'll live, if not happily, at least ever after. Working as an insurance agent with her college sweetheart and longtime boyfriend, Lucas, she'll eventually marry him and together they'll take over the family agency. Then she and Lucas will start raising little insurance agents of their own. But something is missing... At her best friend's urging, she decides to do one last wild thing before committing her life to a future of policy endorsements--she takes a part time job reading tarot cards at a local Renaissance Faire theme park. Lucas is completely unimpressed and disdainful of her fascination with the mystical, but has no doubt she'll settle down once they're married. Enter Ian Kelly, mural painter, actor and...witch. He and Lily have a chance meeting at the park, and the attraction is immediate. They have a history...a lot of history. Several lifetimes of it, in fact, and their business together is unfinished. All three have secrets, one of them deadly. Add in heaping helpings of magic, mayhem, Cuban sandwiches, one large Irish family and one very demanding feline for a story of love so strong, it'll take more than one century to contain it. CONTENT WARNING: Language, suggestive scenes.93,000 Words
Like father, like son... Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now her son, Joshua, is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He's going to end up being just like his father--a man who can change into a wolf. Dylan Black has been hunting for Sophie since the night she ran from him--an obsession he cannot afford in the midst of an impending war. Dylan controls Rhuddin Village, an isolated town in Maine where he lives with an ancient Celtic tribe. One of the few of his clan who can still shift into a wolf, he must protect his people from the Guardians, vicious warriors who seek to destroy them. When Sophie and Dylan come together for the sake of their son, their reunion reignites the fierce passion they once shared. For the first time in years, Dylan's lost family is within his grasp. But will he lose them all over again? Are Joshua and Sophie strong enough to fight alongside Dylan in battle? Nothing less than the fate of his tribe depends on it...
Sequel to Psychic MoonDerek and Brian are celebrating their first Christmas together, and Brian is determined to show Derek a Christmas like those he shared with his family back east. A wolf shifter, Derek has never celebrated a traditional Christmas before; his pack usually shifts on Yule and hunts. But Brian's holiday plans--and his future with Derek--are threatened by the unexpected appearance of Brian's abusive ex-boyfriend, who refuses to let Brian go.
If conducting a love affair in modern Iran is not a simple undertaking, then telling the story of that love may be even more difficult. In a country where mere proximity between a man and a woman may be the prologue to deadly sin, where illicit passion is punished by imprisonment, or even death, telling that most redemptive of human narratives becomes the greatest literary challenge. Shahriar Mandanipour evokes a pair of young lovers who find each other - despite surreal persecution and repressive parents - through coded messages and internet chat rooms; and triumphantly their story entwines with an account of their creator's struggle. Inventive, darkly comic and profoundly touching, Censoring an Iranian Love Story celebrates both the unquenchable power of the written word and a love that is doomed, glorious, and utterly real .From the Trade Paperback edition.
Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother's long list--third in a series of affairs that have set Phil's family even further apart from the critical townspeople across the river. As for his own sexuality, Phil doesn't care what the neighbors will think; he's just waiting for the right guy to come along. But Phil can't remain a bystander forever. Not when he's surrounded by his mother, Glass, who lives by her own rules and urges Phil to be equally strong; his sister, Dianne, who is abrupt and willful, with secrets to share; his uncle Gable, a restless mariner, defined by his scars; his best friend, Kat, who is generous but possessive. And finally, there is distant Nicholas, with whom Phil falls overwhelmingly in love--until he faces the ultimate betrayal and must finally find his worth . . . and place in the world.
He wants a mother for his child. She won't settle down. And now they're living together... After one disastrous date, reality TV personality Ashley George and devastatingly handsome British billionaire Marcus Chambers are roommates! When a fire destroys her apartment, Ashley leans on her Manhattan neighbor for help-and soon finds herself falling for the father and his baby. But despite their off-the-charts attraction, Marcus only dates women who would be suitable mothers for his daughter. His free-spirited neighbor is completely unsuitable. So why can't he seem to keep her out of his bed...and out of his heart?
All this single mom wants for Christmas is one sexy CEO! Only from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Bevarly! With the reading of a will, single mother Clara Easton's life is upended! Turns out the carefree beach bum who fathered her son was really Park Avenue gold, and he's left his fortune to little Hank. Now she's spending the holidays in dazzling New York City with the man's family, including his sexy twin brother. But Grant Dunbarton is not like the fun-loving charmer who swept Clara off her feet. No way should she fall for a workaholic who knows nothing of comfort and joy. So why can't she tell him goodbye? Enjoy a special Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies bonus prequel short story from Janice Maynard Reclaimed by the Rancher
He must marry or lose control of his empire. But no ordinary wife would do for Australian tycoon Alex Valente. Emotional entanglements were to be avoided; physical attraction was essential. Struggling designer Olivia Cannington certainly fit both of his requirements. . . most especially the latter. And she was in such desperate need of his funds, perhaps the beauty would even agree to the second part of his marriage ultimatum: give Valente an heir. . . within a year.
There was no way multimillionaire Zach Harper would split his inheritance with a stranger. Even if she was hiswife. What had supposedly been a prank Vegas wedding to Kaitlin Saville was very real. And now, according to his late grandmother's will, Zach's future was tied to Kaitlin. . . ;forever. The CEO truly believed he could buy off his bride with a few million and a signed divorce decree. However, Kaitlin didn't want money. She wanted an opportunity only Zach could provide. So he offered her a job, vowing never to consummate their marriage. But some vows were meant to be broken. . . . ;
COUNTDOWN: NINE MONTHS Mary-Jayne Preston didn't do one-night stands-ever. Except for her one and only with devastatingly handsome tycoon Daniel Anderson, who swept her off her feet before she knew what was happening! The attraction was powerful...and seemingly mutual. But when she told him she was pregnant, all bets were off! Daniel hadn't let his guard down since tragedy struck his own life four years earlier. Now he's drawn to the irresistible M.J., but cannot-will not-let himself fall in love with her. He insists on marriage to protect her and their twins, but M.J. will accept nothing less than true love from this lone wolf...forever.
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?
With her wedding nine days away, Gwen Jones's fiancé suddenly disappeared, along with her bank account. Now, to save her home, she had to marry businessman Declan Knight--the man with whom she'd shared one torrid, mistaken night of passion. Declan also needed to marry in order to access his inheritance. So he agreed to Gwen's plan despite his previous vow to keep his hands off her. Yet now he had to convince his family their charade was for real. Which meant marching Gwen straight into his bedroom and surrendering his hard-earned control. . .
It's a corporate takedown in the boardroom and the bedroom-until a little secret raises the stakes! Cassandra Claremont's favorite position is CEO-and she's sure as hell not stepping down for Gage Branson, the sexy playboy who once broke her heart. When inside intel threatens her company's success, he's her number one suspect. So why is she still entranced by his sexual spell? Gage is determined to stoke the fire beneath Cass's icy exterior and clear his name. Fortunately, working after hours with the blonde beauty allows him to pursue both goals. But when secrets from Gage's past are exposed, will Cass lose her company, her heart or both?
Sexy CEO Griffin Slater wanted the boss's daughter. He'd made love to Eva Tremont in his mind countless times, but now he was determined to marry her. And he had a secret weapon to persuade her. . . . Griffin's proposal was outrageous; it was shocking; it was. . . tempting. The man she'd kept at arm's length for so long promised to make her baby dreams a reality, to give her unimaginable pleasure. But would marrying Griffin be too high a price to pay?
A PLEASURE DOING BUSINESSMiami millionaire Parker Garrison had dated his way through most every eligible woman in the city. So when he needed a last-minute escort he turned to his ever-efficient assistant. Who knew unpretentious Anna Cross would turn into such a beauty and make the business mogul rethink his policy on intraoffice affairs. No strings. No emotions. Both agreed they would keep their liaison simple. But when Parker discovered someone within the company was leaking information to the competition, he knew he had to discover more about his new lover. And that meant breaking down all Anna's barriers, the way only he could.
Seeing Tucker Drover-the man she loved more than life itself and presumed dead in a plane crash-shakes Lucy Knowlton's world. How will she tell him about their baby boy-and her engagement to his best friend? Her heart has only ever belonged to Tucker...but how can they go back to the way it was? Once a successful CEO, Tucker had the misfortune of getting tangled up with a powerful Mexican drug cartel. Now on the run, seeing Lucy again and meeting his son makes him long for them to be a family. And when shattering betrayals are revealed and danger closes in, the only thing that matters is keeping mother and son safe....
CLAIMING HIS CHILD...AT ANY COST A shocking fertility clinic mix-up has resulted in Luca Moretti fathering a child with a woman he's never met. There's no way the CEO will walk away from his baby girl. But he has thirty days to convince her distractingly beautiful mother to do exactly what he wants. Widow Claire Douglas is still reeling from the loss of her husband when she discovers a stranger has fathered her child. And the rich bachelor will stop at nothing to gain joint custody. How can she possibly fight a man with such money and power...and a charm she can't resist?
After losing his wife in a tragic accident, successful businessman Dawson Barrett was determined to help his son, Luke, who was dealing with his pain by acting out at school and at home. Luckily, the devoted dad knew just who to call....As talented as she was beautiful, music therapist Mikala Conti could work miracles. To her, the real miracle was that Dawson-the boy who'd once stirred her teenage heart, then vanished-was back in town. Still, Mikala wasn't sure Dawson was ready to move on. And she certainly didn't believe that one reckless moment of passion could change their lives forever. But it might just be the way to heal three troubled souls searching for a second chance at a forever family.
Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warnning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong--and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...
Ellen Watson was born into servitude. The humiliating life of hard toil was the only one she ever knew. Until Jeremy Porter. The eminently successful New York lawyer saw a ravishingly beautiful woman in the rough and tattered serving girl. He saw the woman he was going to marry. Thus Ellen was catapulted into a world she was not prepared for - the world of politics, wealth, and power. A world where her loving innocence was threatened by hypocrisy and ruthless ambition. And Jeremy was the only one who could save her ...
The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm.As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she's fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa's wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband.But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor. Engaging a longstanding family tradition, Theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother's cavalier, presenting the family's diamond rose ring to Ox's intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue--and to check into the background of the little-known Fortescue family. When Octavian meets Sophie, he falls under the spell of the pretty ingénue, even as he uncovers a shocking family secret. As the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms into a saga of divided loyalties, dangerous revelations, and surprising twists that will lead to a shocking transgression . . . and eventually force Theresa to make a bittersweet choice.Full of the glamour, wit and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams' fiction and alternating between Sophie's spirited voice and Theresa's vibrant timbre, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss's comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby's New York.
Britain is struggling to retain one of its jewels, Malaya.The locals want independence. And there is another issue demanding attention: communist insurgency to oust the British. Emergency Rule is imposed and civil liberties curtailed. Peter Finney, a Cambridge University academic is recruited by the British Government to help develop a constitution for Malaya. He arrives in Kuala Lumpur in 1955 at a tumultuous time with insurgency at its peak. He becomes embroiled in a series of action-packed adventures, including dangerous encounters with communist terrorists. But this is merely the background to a potpourri of people, places and snippets of everyday life in Malaya, seen through the eyes of this young English civil servant. Kuala Lumpur is where Peter's social life is and the hub of that social life is the KL Savoy, a quaint pub-cum-restaurant. He strikes up friendships with British expatriates and locals, including the Savoy's owner, Joseph Heng. He also cultivates a relationship with Mei-Ling, a multi-talented young woman. There are startling disclosures, soul searching and decision-making. Will Peter overcome his indecisive nature and win over Mei-Ling? Or will he opt for a quiet life in England?
Tom Cartwright is a ghost-writer: eking out a living in Edinburgh, he is always ready to assume the persona of a struggling working mother-of-four, or a round-the-world yachtsman, or a 'sensual' aromatherapist - indeed anyone his agent asks him to be, so long as it brings in money. When he is offered the highly lucrative task of ghosting the autobiography of glamorous young soap star Georgina Nye, he and his girlfriend Sara are thrilled: Sara is a big fan of George's and Tom will finally be able to afford some new carpets for their house. But soon things go awry when Tom finds himself drawn to George by forces outside his control (even though they are inside his own body). Does his relationship with Sara stand a chance in the face of this explosion of chemistry? Is this love or just oxytocin - and is there a difference?
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