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Susanna Carr wows readers with her smart, sexy brand of temptation. And when it comes to passion, she knows how to turn up the heat! Presenting two lovers who are about to find out that a little confession is good for the soul. . . Good Bad Girl. . . It's not Stephanie Monroe's fault that the small-town folk of Mayfield can't tell the difference between her haute couture and lady-of-the-evening wear. After several citizen complaints, Stephanie gets booked by one of Mayfield's finest. . . and finest is definitely the word, from Jack Logan's strong jaw to the way he wears his holster. He's resurrecting Stephanie's long-buried, apple-pie good girl. . . and she needs to do something about it fast. . . . . . Meets Good Bad Boy Sheriff Jack Logan has worked hard to bury his devilish wild streak, but the minute he looks into Stephanie's eyes, he knows he's in trouble. More and more, Jack can't decide whether to drag her across the city limits or into his bed. One thing's for sure--the longer she stays in town, the more ready he is to shed his uniform and show Stephanie a whole new side to serve and protect. . . Susanna Carr writes hot contemporary romances for Kensington Brava. Her first novella appeared in the Wicked Woman series, and Susanna's storytelling quickly became known for its sizzling heat and vibrant wit. Romantic Times BOOKclub finds her previous work fun, sexy and romantic while filled with sexual tension and explosive passion.
Before he became a father of the Christian Church, Augustine of Hippo loved a woman whose name has been lost to history. This is her story. She met Augustine in Carthage when she was seventeen. She was the poor daughter of a mosaic-layer; he was a promising student and heir to a fortune. His brilliance and passion intoxicated her, but his social class would be forever beyond her reach. She became his concubine, and by the time he was forced to leave her, she was thirty years old and the mother of his son. And his Confessions show us that he never forgot her. She was the only woman he ever loved. In a society in which classes rarely mingle on equal terms, and an unwed mother can lose her son to the burgeoning career of her ambitious lover, this anonymous woman was a first-hand witness to Augustine's anguished spiritual journey from secretive religious cultist to the celebrated Bishop of Hippo. Giving voice to one of history's most mysterious women, The Confessions of X tells the story of Augustine of Hippo's nameless lover, their relationshipbefore his famous conversion, and her life after his rise to fame. A tale of womanhood, faith, and class at the end of antiquity, The Confessions of X is more than historical fiction . . . it is a timeless story of love and loss in the shadow of a theological giant.
The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world's bestselling mystery writer!After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her? James Patterson leads this brilliant teenage detective through Paris on a trail of lies years in the making, with shocking revelations around every corner.
Wealthy young women are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. Her first case was the mystery of her parents' deaths. Now she's working to exonerate her brother of his girlfriend's homicide. And danger just got closer.One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer... and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim? James Patterson keeps the confessions coming as Tandy delves deeper into her own tumultuous history and the skeletons in the Angel family closet.
Journalist Mallory Stevens's instructions were clear: expose the secrets of elusive radio talk-show host--and Chicago's most eligible bachelor--Logan Bartholomew. Not fall hopelessly in love with him!As their relationship goes off the record, Mallory is stunned to discover she's carrying her own little secret....
This Wild West adventure just might be the life she was meant to live.The future is clearly mapped out for New York socialite Eugenia "Gennie" Cooper, but she secretly longs to slip into the boots of her favorite dime-novel heroine and experience just one adventure before settling down. When the opportunity arises, Gennie jumps at the chance to experience the Wild West, but her plans go awry when she is drawn into the lives of silver baron Daniel Beck and his daughter and finds herself caring for them more than is prudent-especially as she's supposed to go back to New York and marry another man. As Gennie adapts to the rough-and-tumble world of 1880s Colorado, she must decide whether her future lies with the enigmatic Daniel Beck or back home with the life planned for her since birth. The question is whether Daniel's past-and disgruntled miners bent on revenge-will take that choice away from her. "The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper is a fast-paced story full of fun, action, drama, and love."-Mary Connealy, author of Calico Canyon, Petticoat Ranch, and Gingham Mountain "If you loved Cathy Marie Hake, give yourself a treat with The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper."-Lauraine Snelling, author of the Red River Series and One Perfect DayFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
She'll take Manhattan. He'll take Managua. When two ambitious reporters from the same New York newspaper get married, something's got to give. And in this wry, witty tale of a modern globe-spanning romance, what gives is the conventional and the expected-as fact turns more fantastic than fiction. Jim Mulvaney has never met a story he didn't think he could write. Barbara Fischkin isn't sure she can write anything in the midst of their maddening marriage. But while Mulvaney is following his legendar...
Shock didn't describe Rachel Dillard's feelings when her estranged husband told her the news: her precious embryo had been stolen! A child-their child-had been born and had become a pawn in a killer's deadly game. Finding their baby was her priority now, but the familiar heat of Jared's arms was proving a dangerous distraction. . . . One touch of Rachel's lips and Lieutenant Jared Dillard knew he'd do anything to have her back in his bed. Bringing their baby home was the first step. Stopping a murderer was the second. And if risking his life was the only way, he would prove the power of a father's love. . . .
"I have no intention of marrying you!" Lizzie was astounded when her widowed father decided to marry Noah Jordan's beautiful sister. It made her all the more aware that it was time she found a husband of her own! But that didn't mean she was about to accept Noah's marriage proposal... Noah was rich, gorgeous, charming, but he saw marriage to Lizzie simply as a means of keeping her under control--a temporary measure to give the newlyweds time alone. Lizzie was determined not to become a convenient bride--but Noah was equally determined to have her!
In no time at all, Dr. Maria Keaton has accomplished what no one else ever could. She's shaken Judge Jake Sloane's dedication to his job and blurred his definitions of right and wrong. Worse, his attraction to her has made him lose focus in a trial--one where she's a key witness.The more Jake resists the sparks between him and Maria, the faster his professional life collides with the personal one. When Maria becomes the town pariah, Jake must choose between the woman he loves and protecting his reputation... before it's too late.
She tried to stay away from him....More than once, White House PR specialist Cara Cranshaw has considered that reporter Max Gray might want her only because he can't have her. Given their work, a relationship is dicey-and impossible now that the president has taken office.For Max, their relationship may be a lark, a fling-maybe she's just another woman in the long line that forms a part of his bachelor lifestyle. But for her, what they have is different. She's all but given him her heart. And now she is having his baby.
A CONTRACT...BETWEEN LOVERSLiterary agent Adrienne Corley liked Gideon McCloud's books, but that didn't mean she liked him. Meeting her temperamental client face-to-face had everything to do with his career and nothing to do with how she found the reclusive writer sexier than she'd dreamed possible....Gideon enjoyed his solitary lifestyle-until his gorgeous agent turned up demanding he attend to matters professional andâ ¦personal. Enthralled by Adrienne's sexy smile, Gideon welcomed her into his home-and into his bed-but could he keep his heart out of the deal?
Be careful what you search for...Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry--hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma's ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper's soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.But when a strange girl bent on revenge appears, demon dogs become a threat, and Jack turns into a walking skeleton, Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before the last days of summer-and her friends--are lost forever.
Penelope Mathews had spent her entire adolescence worshipping the elusive C. C. Tremayne-from afar. Until one night, trying to protect the mysterious loner from landing in a Mexican jail after he had drunk a little too much, Pepi was forced to seek refuge in a wedding chapel-and wound up going one step further by emerging as Mrs. Connal Cade Tremayne!When C.C. realized what had happened, he was outraged-the last thing he needed was a shy virgin on his hands. The marriage was off; he'd see to an annulment immediately. Yet the more time he spent with Pepi, the more he realized he didn't want a divorce... he wanted forever.
What if a "Once in a Lifetime" could happen twice? In Dahlia London's world, happily ever after is a far cry from reality. Her soul has been left completely shattered by tragedy. But a surprising reunion with someone from her past is about to give her a reason to love again... When rock star River Wilde comes back into Dahlia's life, their super-charged connection runs deeper than either of them ever expected. The more time they spend together, the more intense their relationship becomes, and Dahlia believes at last she has found her soul mate. But as old bonds fade and Dahlia's grief begins to lift, her guilt and confusion remain. River desperately wants to be the one who mends what's been broken--but with a past that refuses to stay buried, is it possible for their future to begin? It's been 2 weeks since I finished Connected and Dahlia and River are still in my head so it has to be a heart swelling 5 stars!!!" --Bookaholics Blog "Emotional, unpredictable, and downright hot." --K.A. Tucker, author of Ten Tiny Breaths "This book had all my favorite things. Sweet, all-consuming romance, smart and real characters, and just enough of every emotion to keep me unable to put the book down. This was one of those holy-smokes kind of books!" --Shelly Crane, New York Times bestselling author of Significance
Available for the first time as a standalone eBook novella, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz's Connecting Rooms.Amy Comfort is a real estate agent on Misplaced Island, a quaint, remote town located off the coast of Washington. When she sells an old Victorian manse to the sultry, sexy Owen Sweet, a private investigator relocating from Seattle, sparks fly from the get-go, though both Amy and Owen decidedly ignore their natural chemistry. Until, that is, Amy enlists Owen's help in looking into her aunt Bernice's fiance Arthur Crabshaw, who Amy suspects is not what he seems. To keep their cover intact, Amy and Owen pretend to be a lovestruck, newly engaged couple, as they travel to Villantry, Washington, to investigate Arthur. When the mystery surrounding Arthur begins to spin out of control, Amy and Owen must trust in each other to stay alive. But, when the lines between their make-believe courtship and reality begin to blur, will the faux-couple end up with something aside from what they had set out to find? From a bestselling anthology comes the story of two people looking for answers, who happen upon something they never knew was missing...each other.
Mysterious and attractive, Clare is a wartime VAD nurse, and is engaged to Robin Claye, an army officer. On the surface Clare appears to be happy. However, will the scandalous past of her parents continue to haunt her?
THE O'NEIL SAGA A family driven by destiny! An Honorable Rogue... Gifted with a smooth tongue and a sharp blade, Conor O'Neil sought to avenge the hardships his people had endured. But while he played a risky game of politics and power, Emma Vaughn played an even riskier game still. An Innocent Seductress... Emma was shy and innocent, until she arrived at the queen's court with one duty-filled goal--to turn Conor O'Neil's attentions from intrigue to pleasure. But though each flirtatious caress brought her closer to success...Emma was beginning to wonder on which side her true loyalties lay.
After four years of marriage, Sonia and Craig Hamilton are as much in love as ever. But their happiness turns into a nightmare when they are violently assaulted while taking a late-night walk in a Chicago park. Back home in Cold Creek, Wyoming, far from the dangers of the big city, they try to put the attack behind them. But it's not long before Sonia realizes Craig is haunted by the memory, and his inability to protect her. His obsession with keeping her safe, and getting revenge, soon threatens to tear them apart. . . 56,000 wordsPreviously published.
Revenge turns into unbridled passion when a Scottish nobleman steals his enemy's intended bride With hatred in his heart, Sir Arryn Graham rides out to Seacairn Castle to avenge the murder of his wife and unborn child. But first, he will claim the woman betrothed to Lord Kinsey Darrow for himself. Then he'll ruin her. And he won't rest until everything and everyone that belongs to the English nobleman is destroyed. But Lady Kyra of Seacairn is not what he expects. The beautiful, strong-willed daughter of a Scotswoman, Kyra is now an English subject, promised in marriage by the ruthlessly plundering King Edward. She will not be a pawn--not Darrow's and not this vengeful Scottish knight's. But when a carefully orchestrated seduction ignites irresistible passion, Kyra is swept into the heat of battle, risking the gallows for a breathtaking love.Conquer the Night is the second novel in Heather Graham's medieval Scottish series that features the Graham clan, Gaelic-speaking Lowlanders who fight with their Highland brethren for the country they love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Claiming the runaway!Two years ago former gladiatrix Severina had no choice but to flee from ex-soldier Livius Lucan. Their relationship was fuelled by fiery passion, but secrets from her past threatened his safety-a risk she couldn't take. Now she needs this noble Roman's help. But his solution is one she's unprepared for-marriage! Lucan is determined to conquer and seduce this runaway woman-and claim the wedding night he never had!
BOUND BY DUTYColin MacGregor was born to fight-for his beliefs, his king, and his family's honor. After years away from his beloved Scotland, he yearns to return to its lush, green hills-and he can, after he completes one final mission for the king. Sent to infiltrate a traitor's home, Colin is determined to expose the treasonous plot and triumph on the battlefield . . . until he meets a sensual lass who tempts him towards other pursuits . . . .BETRAYED BY PASSIONLady Gillian Dearly is no stranger to temptation. Cast out of her family for bearing an illegitimate child, she's now the ward of a barbarian conspiring against the king. Her only desire: freedom for her son and for herself at any cost, even if it means making a deal with the devil. Yet when a mysterious Highlander appears in their midst, his braw strength and smoldering gaze give her hope for a future beyond the castle walls-and promise a desire unlike any she's ever known. But passion comes at a price . . .
A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr. The Crown and Key Society face their most terrifying villain yet: Gaios, a deranged demigod with the power to destroy Britain. To avenge a centuries-old betrayal, Gaios is hell-bent on summoning the elemental forces of the earth to level London and bury Britain. The Crown and Key Society, a secret league consisting of a magician, an alchemist, and a monster-hunter, is the realm's only hope--and to stop Gaios, they must gather their full strength and come together as a team, or the world will fall apart. But Simon Archer, the Crown and Key's leader and the last living magician-scribe, has lost his powers. As Gaios searches for the Stone of Scone, which will give him destructive dominion over the land, monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane, alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther, gadget geek Penny Carter, and Charlotte the werewolf scramble to reconnect Simon to his magic before the world as they know it is left forever in ruins.Praise for Clay and Susan Griffith's The Shadow Revolution "Team Griffith creates a number of really compelling characters whose exploits will keep readers glued to the pages! Terrific!"--RT Book Reviews "A fast-paced, action-filled dark fantasy that is just sheer fun to read . . . The Shadow Revolution kicks off the Crown & Key series in spectacular fashion!"--Fresh Fiction "Werewolves, mad science, and plenty of smiting. Pass the popcorn."--Emma Jane Holloway, author of The Baskerville Affair series "A thrilling read! Clay and Susan Griffith have crafted a gritty, action-packed Victorian-era fantasy world full of dark creatures, mystery, and magic--a must read for steampunk fans!"--Shawntelle Madison, author of the Coveted series "What happens when you kick off a new urban fantasy series with a fantastic setting and unique characters, and you throw in some dangerous, supernatural creatures, evil madmen, murder and mayhem? You get a kick-ass book to read. . . . I want more, please!"--Book Swoon "If summer blockbuster action movies existed back in the Victorian era, they would look a lot like The Shadow Revolution. This book doesn't mess around. . . . Highly recommended."--The BiblioSanctum "One hell of a read . . . [With] unforgettable characters and magic around every bend, this truly was a breath of fresh air."--My Guilty Obsession "The story is pretty fast-paced, the mystery intriguing and refreshingly surprising, and the action thrilling. [The Shadow Revolution] pulls you in and barely lets you up for air, and I love the intensity of that kind of storytelling."--Refracted Light "So good that I won't be surprised if this book series is opted to be a TV show or movie with an accompanying video game! Great storytelling, great plot and most of all great book!"--MarienelaFrom the Paperback edition.
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