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Toni MacNally and her friends think they've hit on the ultimate moneymaking plan. Buy an ancient run-down Scottish castle. Turn it into a tourist destination. Sweep visitors into a reenactment that combines fact and fiction, complete with local history, murder and an imaginary laird named Bruce MacNiall. But when the castle's actual owner--a tall, dark and formidable Scot who shares the fictional laird's name--comes charging in, Toni is shocked. How is it possible he even exists? Toni invented Bruce MacNiall for the performance. . . yet every particle of his being is eerily familiar. Soon the group is drawn into a real-life murder mystery; young women are being killed, their bodies dumped nearby. And Toni is having sinister lifelike dreams in which she sees through the eyes of the killer--dreams that suggest a connection to Laird MacNiall. Bruce claims he wants to help catch the murderer. But can Toni trust him. . . especially when his ghostly double wanders the forest in the black of night?
Aunie finds love after fleeing her abusive ex-husband to start a new life.
As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, a mysterious present arrives anonymously. The gift is an old journal -- a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute. Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sight upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people seperated by cicumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a glorious romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants -- and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed.
Attractive and independent at thirty, Dina McDermott is on top of the world . . . until she makes a shocking discovery: She is the illegitimate daughter of former U.S. president Graham Hayward. With this revelation, an explosive chain of events is set in motion-and Dina's perfect life spins out of control. A journalist with a fearless instinct, Simon Keller believes he's struck gold when he unearths an unsettling story about Graham Hayward, one that starts with a clandestine affair and ends in tragedy. The trail leads Simon to Dina's front door-and threatens to expose a secret that could rock the political world. Now Dina is thrust into the crosshairs of a coldblooded killer-and on the run for her life.
A young newspaper reporter investigates alleged abuses in a children's home. She comes face-to-face with her past, and her faith is often tested as she experiences threats on her life.
it could happen to you! THE TYCOON'S SECRET FIANCEE! It startles the life out of her to come home and find a man in her bedroom! But even more so when Varnie Sutton discovers that the man is CEO Leon Beaumont, her brother's boss! Leon is using Varnie's country house to avoid the media, but when Varnie discovers that her brother's job is at risk if she doesn't let him stay-they're stuck with each other! Especially when it's splashed across the front pages of every newspaper that the couple have just become engaged...
Marrell is a happily married army wife who adores her family. Yet she senses that something's missing. As her emptiness grows, she begins to realize that the "something" is God
Hazel Stone wants nothing more than to be a part of the hottest clique in school, the Pretty Little Devils. She's got the style, she's cool enough, so how did she end up at a lunch table full of high school C-listers? Hazel has resigned herself to life as a nobody, when suddenly everything changes. Sylvia, queen bee of the PLDs, invites Hazel to one of the group's famous soirees--held at the site of their babysitting jobs. Before Hazel knows it, she's in with the in crowd--and she couldn't be more thrilled! But popularity comes with a price. Especially when one of Hazel's classmates becomes jealous of her newfound status--deadly jealous. And you know how school gossip can just rip a girl to shreds . . .
Architect Ryann Phillips lives a normal life--except for her psychic dreams. Few of her premonitions make sense, or even cause her to lose sleep, until she dreams about a vicious murder and is compelled to warn the would-be victim. Attorney Trevor Kearney doesn't believe it when Ryann claims his client's ex wants her dead. Nevertheless, he's intrigued by her ability to hold up to his questioning, and by the unexpected attraction he feels for the beautiful woman. He reluctantly agrees to work together to keep his client safe...and to spend more time with Ryann. Ryann hasn't met anyone who infuriates and arouses her like Trevor does. He may question her psychic visions, but there's no doubting their sexual chemistry. As they grow closer, their relationship could put them in the path of a killer and inadvertently set the course of events in motion.
Kate Folan comes from a family of werewolves. She'll only become fully 'wolf herself when she mates with a male werewolf. But she vows that will never happen. The last thing she wants is to give in to her evil heritage. Then she meets Tom Anderson. Tom is a wereling--a werewolf who retains his humanity even in his wolf form. He was "turned" by Kate's mother, who chose wisely. Tom and Kate can't help falling for each other. But if they give in to their feelings, Kate will become the thing she hates most. Unless they can find a cure...
New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston has captivated millions of readers with her sprawling, sensuous novels about the two opposing dynasties of Bitter Creek, Texas -- the Blackthornes and the Creeds. Now in her highly anticipated hardcover debut, Johnston tells an impassioned story of love and danger, ambition and family, that features the popular character Luke Creed, a young man who has turned his back on his family's ranch to pursue his fortune as an attorney at Houston's most powerful law firm. Even though the stress and the punishing hours of his job as a litigation associate at DeWitt & Blackthorne have cost him his marriage and quality time with his two young daughters, Luke Creed remains fiercely driven to succeed. When Luke takes on the defense of a pharmaceutical company in an explosive wrongful death suit that could make or break his career, he is surprised to find himself squared off against the woman he has always loved, Amy Hazeltine Nash, his high school sweetheart. A single mother recovering from a failed marriage, Amy is a passionate advocate for her bereaved client and is shocked that once-rebellious Luke is now a member of the Establishment, representing corporate interests. But Amy cannot deny the feelings that seeing Luke rekindles in her heart. Concerned that his client may be lying, Luke investigates the case more closely, which means spending more time with Amy with whom a new romance begins to blossom. But when one of Luke's colleagues dies under suspicious circumstances, he finds he is in danger of losing not only the case but his life. With help from Amy and a trio of fearless colleagues, Luke delves into a dangerous web of corruption that involves his client and his firm. In doing so he has no choice but to question the price of his own ambitions. From the towering skyscrapers of Houston to the majestic plains of south Texas ranch country, The Price sweeps readers into a powerfully engrossing, passionate novel that will keep them on the edge of their seats as it explores the questions of what is truly important in life and how high a price a person is willing to pay to achieve his or her ambitions.
Once, Dominic Duvalls passion for Katherine had made her feel alive and, for the first time, shed tasted freedom. But freedom had its price and the tragic secret Katherine could never reveal had forced her into a deception that had cost her everything. It had broken Katherines heart when shed had to tell Dominic she couldnt marry him. . . Now Dominic is back in her life, with a small daughter and a burning desire to discover the truth of Katherines deceit. . .
Caroline Clemens comes to a scandalous arrangement with Dominic Savage. Penniless and responsible for four younger siblings following the death of their debt-ridden father, she agrees to become the willing plaything of this darkly dangerous man who has saved her family from the workhouse--and in repayment, she will fulfill his every physical need. . . eagerly and without hesitation. Rather than feel shamed by her long fall from innocence, Caroline finds her new life exhilarating--for Savage is a remarkably skilled lover who knows the secret places to enter, taste, and touch that will drive a woman to new heights of ecstasy. He would never falsely promise her a wedding--unlike her faithless fiancé, who betrayed, insulted, and abandoned her. And she will repay his honesty with night after torrid night of delicious erotic games, taking their passion further than either of them ever dreamed possible. But Dominic will not be satisfied with owning Caroline's ripe and luscious body, for he secretly desires the one thing that she dares not surrender to him. Dominic wants Caroline's heart. . . and he will not rest until she succumbs.
In sensuously crafted prose, well-published author Jess Wells takes us on a journey into the heart of sex and passion, exploring the demands of emotion and the conditions for intimacy.
Rumors about the decadent Black Widow, who buys prisoners to use for her own pleasure, abound in the Devil's Chateau.
Kresley Cole returns with a breathtaking romantic saga of love, honor, and passion unbound -- as a man of duty faces his greatest trial, and a young castaway discovers her greatest desire.... A man noted for his courage and integrity, Captain Grant Sutherland journeys to Oceania to find Victoria Dearbourne, an English girl lost at sea a decade before. He's given her ailing grandfather his word -- as a gentleman -- to find and protect her. But one look at a grown Victoria and Grant has never felt less like one. Tori relishes freedom, untamed passion, and spontaneity above stifling order. Even more so when a proud, cold British captain arrives to rescue her, though she has no wish to be. As Grant tries to convince her to leave her island home, she begins to see in him a man hungering for more. A man who once laughed. A man who desires her but won't take what she offers. Grant struggles to control his own savage passions -- and fails, Tori must decide what she wants more -- her unfettered independence or the only man who could tame her wild heart....
The award-winning author whose tender and sensual love stories touch readers' hearts weaves her signature magic, unfolding an unforgettable tale of a man and a woman who find that love is the most precious treasure of all.... When underwater archaeologist Sam McGowan is asked to help salvage a sunken Confederate blockade runner, he's eager for the opportunity to investigate his own family history -- especially since the project is being handled by Gordon Chandler, a notable authority in underwater salvaging. When he finds Gordon's daughter Rachel in charge, Sam is not pleased. She can't possibly be her father's match. But not only has Sam wildly underestimated Rachel's professional abilities, he has yet to discover the many other facets of this complex woman. All her life, Rachel Chandler has dreamed of finding sunken treasure. While grateful to run her first solo operation, she resents having been assigned to run the salvage operation of a sunken blockade runner while her father is investigating a pirate ship. Most definitely, she does not want to work with a man who will question her every move. But when she and Sam stumble onto an unexpected cache of gems aboard the sunken wreck, they're drawn into something that fast becomes far more than just a working partnership. As Rachel and Sam start to dream of a future together, they also begin to realize that the fabulous treasure they have discovered holds more danger than they ever suspected.
Charismatic playboy Mack Carlton lit up a room--even a hospital room--like no one else. Dr. Beth Browning had to admit Mack's visits were a tonic for her young patient, but her own reaction was much more confusing. . . . Although Beth didn't ask for a second opinion on her future with Mack, his aunt Destiny offered her prognosis: marriage. Given Mack's romantic history and her own wariness due to past losses, Beth hesitated to agree--but her symptoms were undeniably love!
[From the back cover] "I'M HAVING YOUR BABY." She had no future with the man whose mantra was No kids, no carats. Though she knew the rules, Jess had broken them. Now she had no choice but to walk away from Ryan ... unless the man with a heart as hard as diamonds could learn to love her back.
Dear Friend, You were right: desperation is a dangerous state of mind. It was desperation that drove me to London to salvage my family's reputation and finances in the first place. And it is desperation-and perhaps a little desire-that has gotten me into the situation I find myself in now. You see, I've become ensnared in the investigation of a traitor by Lord Dewhurst-the most insufferable, sinfully handsome man I've ever met. I know it is shocking, but in order to catch this spy and clear my name, I've no choice but to play the agent's bride. Now I'm desperate again to avoid his seductive words and searing looks. I pray that I can resist him, but I can make no promises. Oh, my dear friend, I know he and I are merely pretending to be wed, but the blush he can send all the way to my petticoats feels far too real! Yours truly, Charlotte
From the book jacket: "I can tell you that at least one person inside that house has noted the fact that we're holding hands." "So?" Ethan asked, not willing to let go. Her hand fit his perfectly. The simple act didn't feel awkward or forced but totally comfortable. He hoped this could be a sign of a possible change in the way she felt about him and, ultimately, about them. "So they'll be talking about it. Wondering. Asking questions." Ethan shrugged. "I don't mind if you don't." Lord, am I moving too fast for Your will? he prayed as they stepped inside of the Edwards household. Am I doing the right thing?
In the harsh New Mexico Territory, Hannah Wade was captured and enslaved by avenging Apaches. Only her steel-edged will to live kept her alive. Finally rescued, she returned to a husband who shunned her touch, and to white women friends who found her stained and disgraced. But Hannah fought for her honor with the help of one man who valued her strength and spirit...one man who walked by her side in a land strewn with hate and injustice.
From the bestselling author of Normandie Triangle, here is a romantic historical thriller about a young American naval lieutenant who almost singlehandedly changes the course of modern history. Kenneth Ash, naval attache to the American ambassador in London, is also a friend of two powerful cousin Royals who reigned during World War I-- King George of England and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. Ash's most secret mission: to kidnap a third cousin, the Czar of Russia, to make possible President Wilson's desire to bring the United States into the war on the side of the Allied powers. In pursuit of his mission, Ash gets involved with top level, murderous currents and cross-currents, involving the three European monarchs, Rasputin, the President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt and a surpassingly lovely Russian ballerina, who is at once his greatest obstacle and most compelling ally. Here is a masterpiece of storytelling-- a stunning blend of history and fiction, featuring a very special and singular kind of American hero.
"A mesmerizing story of blackmail, romance and deception."--Associated Press on The India Fan An overseas voyage. A cursed opal. Forbidden Desire. Raised in the shadow of her family's financial ruin, Jessica Clavering has never felt as though she fit in. When her only friend, an elderly neighbor, offers her the chance at a new life, she's eager to take it. His only condition: she must marry her son, Joss. The newlyweds inherit a fabled opal mine in Australia. It's only once they arrive on the faraway continent that Jessica starts to uncover her family's dark past and her connection to the Green Flash, an exquisite and spellbinding opal. The stone arouses a dangerous desire in anyone who sees it--even her husband. What readers are saying about The Pride of the Peacock: "I couldn't put it down. The twist at the end is surprising and reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style. Definitely a classic." "One of Holt's best books." "I loved this book. I have read it over and over again--along with every novel ever written by Victoria Holt!"
In the tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon, Ellen Hopman weaves Druid history and spirituality into an engaging love story. This Bardic teaching tale is set in a fictional third-century Ireland when Christianity is sweeping across the Celtic Isles. During this time of crisis, love blooms between Ethne, a Druid healer, and her patient, a Fennid warrior. Their passionate affair suffers a tragic blow when Ethne is called upon to become the high queen. Told from the Druid perspective, Hopman recreates the daily life, magical practices, politics, and spiritual lives of the ancient Celts during this historic turning point. Druid holy days, rites, rituals, herbal lore, and more are brought to life in this Celtic fantasy-illuminating Druidic teachings and cultural wisdom.
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