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U.S. Marine captain Ben Kozlowski wasn't quite sure, but he knew it had something to do with Ellie Jensen's soulful brown eyes and beautiful soft skin. Being near her had his pulse racing like a fresh recruit's. From the moment he had laid eyes on her and started inventing fairy tales for her adorable five-year-old daughter, Ben had felt his insides melt for this vulnerable little family.They were his family now. And after accepting this dangerous domestic mission-the riskiest he'd ever had-did Ben dare let his guard down and surrender? Or would Ellie and her daughter take his heart hostage for keeps?
THE BUSINESS TYCOON "Honor" was Texas tycoon Sterling Churchill's middle name. So when a mix-up at the local sperm bank unexpectedly made him a father-to-be, he gallantly stepped forward to marry shy beauty Susan Wilkins. It was a marriage in name only--until he gave his bride a soul-spinning kiss. Now his new wife was carrying his child and wearing a look of pure splendor. Could tough-as-nails Sterling open the rusty doors of his heart...and turn pumpkins into coaches for his Cinderella bride?
When a Plain Jane. . . Efficient, witty and prim Miranda Fairchild has always blended into the background - her two beautiful sisters have seen to that! But that hasn't stopped Miranda secretly dreaming of finding her fairy-tale prince. . . is hired by a charming playboy. . . Dangerously charismatic, celebrity Rafe Knighton does not fit the bill. So when Miranda is hired as his assistant, she's shocked to learn that Rafe has hidden depths. . . . can there be a Happily Ever After? And there's more to Miranda than meets the eye - as Rafe knows all too well! Will he give this stubborn Cinderella the diamond ring she deserves? In Her Shoes. . . Modern-day Cinderellas get their grooms!
Poor Cinderellie! It was bad M enough being banished to the kitchen by her social-climbing stepmother and two husband-hunting stepsisters. Now, still wearing a Cinderella costume from a previous party, she found herself face-to-face with Jack Martin, the handsome venture capitalist who'd doused cold water on her dream of opening a restaurant!Ellie Branson thought her nightmare would end when the clock struck midnight...and the party ended. But Jack showed up the Very next day, bearing an offer she couldn't refuse. And though this Cinderella knew better than to believe in fairy tales, her millionaire suitor seemed determined to prove otherwise!
As Stuart Haley grew older, year by year, he worried more and more about the security of his famous cattle fortune. He had raised his daughters in the lap of luxury--they wanted for nothing--and all three girls had matured into lovely young women. But as he aged, Stuart craved the security that only a proper heir could provide. The two older daughters had fallen in love and left him--Stuart's only chance was that his youngest daughter, Charmaine, marry a local man and carry on in the family tradition. But that was not going to be easy. Independent and brash, Charmaine Haley had a life of her own, far away in Boston. It would be up to her father to make her return to a Kansas so incredible that life in the north would pale in comparison. A masked ball, on par with the greatest of fairy tales, would be the event of a lifetime. But to succumb to passion from behind a mask could be a cruel twist of fate--leading Charmaine back through the torment of old mistakes she thought she had left behind forever. Could the specter of true love be only old pain in disguise?
A fun, sexy take on the superhero origin story. Dr. Daniel Crompton is in charge of a topsecret project. Suzanna Molloy wants to know what he's up to. The physicist is escorting the reporter away from his work when an explosion rocks his lab. This attack transforms Daniel, giving him fantastic new powers--including a fiery gaze that can reduce any object to cinders. But is he hot enough to penetrate Suzanna's chilly exterior? If they can elude the killers on their trail, they might just have a chance to find out. Previously published.
An unforgettable novel from the national bestselling sensation Fern Michaels, about a young woman's journey into the heart of the unknown...Callie James learned to survive in the squalid back alleys of Dublin. Tough, spirited, and possessed of a singular beauty, she was sent to New York to find her fortune. But everywhere she turned there were men who saw only what they wanted to see in her. Byrch Kenyon offered friendship and encouragement, but he also saw the desirable woman she would one day become. Rossiter Powers, the rich son of a respected family, saw something else in Callie--and nearly destroyed her. Hugh MacDuff, rich only in love and compassion, did his best to save her. But Callie--strong, smart and determined to succeed--insisted on taking charge of her own destiny. Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender"A big, rich book in every way....I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." --Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich220,000 Words
The ideal L.A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L.A. Candy, from the author of Geek Charming. Prom fever has infected LA--especially Cindy's two annoying stepsisters, and her overly Botoxed stepmother. Cindy seems to be the only one immune to it all. But her anti-prom letter in the school newspaper does more to turn Cindy into Queen of the Freaks than close the gap between the popular kids and the rest of the students. Everyone thinks she's committed social suicide, except for her two best friends, the yoga goddess India and John Hughes-worshipping Malcolm, and shockingly, the most popular senior at Castle Heights High and Cindy's crush, Adam Silver. Suddenly Cindy starts to think that maybe her social life could have a happily ever after. But there's still the rest of the school to deal with. With a little bit of help from an unexpected source and a fabulous pair of heels, Cindy realizes that she still has a chance at a happily ever after.
Neonatal specialist Nathan Steele thought he'd found happiness-until tragedy struck. A widower, he wasn't looking for a fairy-tale romance. Then he met a mysteriously familiar woman at a fundraiser who raced away, leaving behind a broken high-heeled shoe-and leaving him determined to knoweverythingabout her. Hospital housekeeper Cindy Elliott refused to fall in love-especially with a wealthy doctor who seemed too charming to be true. But one kiss awakened a passion neither of them expected. . . ;and now Cindy was expecting the doctor's baby! Earning her trust sure wouldn't be easy, but Nathan was ready to do whatever it took to sweep Cindy off her feet-and carry her into happily ever after.
Best-selling author Heidi Betts is known as a versatile author who writes what she loves...and makes readers fall in love all over again. Whether she's writing contemporary romance, paranormal, or historical, Heidi Betts never disappoints.Caleb Adams is out of Rebecca's league. She's a fatherless seamstress with no business in the wealthy, extravagant city life of Caleb. Yet, the more he scandalizes her small Kansas cowtown, the more she pines for his raw male allure. Now Caleb finds himself less interested in the beautiful rich women of his past and more obsessed with Rebecca's innocent scent of cinnamon and roses. Will her fear of mothering a baby doomed to a fatherless upbringing and his fear of entrusting his heart to women be erased when their mutual desire is fulfilled?"Heidi Betts scores with a sizzling tale of passion, intrigue, and enduring love." -- Merline Lovelace"For a good story and unforgettable characters, you can't beat Heidi Betts. Hang on to your stetson...." -- Maggie Osborne
Alone and on the run, Cipher doesn't talk about her secrets, her powers, or the people chasing her. She can't let anyone get that close. At least, she shouldn't.Knight is working undercover for the bad guys. He's done things that have marked his soul, but it'll all be worth it if he can save the girl who means everything to him--the girl who saved his life by putting herself in danger. It's been twelve years, but Knight knows she's still alive, and he's made it his mission to find her and keep her safe. When Knight finally catches up to Cipher, electricity sparks. He's crazy gorgeous, stupid brilliant, and begging to lift the burden from Cipher's shoulders. Can she really trust him with her secrets? With her life?She doesn't have long to decide, because Knight isn't the only who's been looking for her. Now Cipher can't run without leaving him behind. What good is being together if they're both dead? To save Knight, Cipher will finally stop running...one way or another.THE SHADOW RAVEN SERIES1. CIPHER by Aileen Erin2. QUANTA by Lola Dodge3. QUANTA RESET by Lola Dodge -- Releases September 27, 2016!
Welcome to Crosspointe, the hub of the Inland Sea, where gold runs like water, and the balance of politics shifts uneasily between the monarchy, the majicars, and the Merchants' Guild--a land where dangerous majick courses through the black waters. A member of the royal Rampling family, Lucy Trenton possesses a most unique talent: the ability to detect majick and those who wield it. She has kept her ability a secret all her life to avoid bringing scandal to her family, but lately Lucy has grown careless. When she recklessly uses her gift to locate a valuable and treacherous majickal cipher, she finds herself embroiled in a dangerous intrigue that threatens her life--and the life of every person in Crosspointe. To make her troubles worse, she's also kept her secret from a most persistent suitor, dashing and mysterious ship captain Marten Thorpe. And now she desperately needs his help....
In a follow-up to Carla Swafford's sexy Circle of Desire, the agents of The Circle-a top-secret group of assassins-are back and on the hunt for a dangerous drug lord capable of bringing women to the brink of pleasure . . . and devastation. Marie Beltane, a lowly data entry specialist for The Circle, resents being treated like a little girl and wants to help by proving she's worthy of being a full-fledged operative. Disobeying Arthur Ryker's orders to stay out of the way, she accepts a simple fact-finding assignment-only to have everything go horribly wrong. Now she's been injected with the drug responsible for the deaths of four local women, a drug that puts her sex drive into overdrive. Ryker wants nothing more than to keep Marie safe from the world. He's already killed to protect her from one madman, and he may have to do it again. While on a search for an antidote to her mysterious drug, he falls into a trap and must fight a new evil. Now he must become the monster he's always feared to save the woman he's always loved.
PASSION REBORN In one vicious night, Kirby Brown's world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police prove incapable of protecting Kirby, she has no choice but to trust a mysterious stranger. And while she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, she fears the strange abilities he wields. An investigator for the Damask Circle, Doyle Fitzgerald, has come to Melbourne, Australia, to hunt down a killer. What he doesn't expect to find is a cadre of witches capable of controlling the elements, a sorceress determined to take that power for herself, and a broken woman who is more than she seems. Doyle is certain that the reason behind the bloodshed lies in Kirby's past--a past she has no wish to remember. Because Doyle isn't the only one with magic in his soul: Kirby's special gifts have the strength to destroy the world.
After disappearing days before her wedding to fellow Circle agent Rex Drago, Abby Rodriguez discovered that trying to reclaim a life--and a love--lost is a whole lot harder than she thought. When her family's safety is threatened by an arms dealer, Abby must go undercover with the one man who sees right through her as they play the scariest roles yet: husband and wife. Mission or no mission, Rex Drago wants answers from his ex-fiancee. Forced to play along as a rival arms dealer and the husband he once wanted to be, Rex is finding it hard to stay professional--especially since Abby is just as hot as ever. And when they find themselves in a very intimate position, Abby and Rex must act the part--or risk blowing their cover entirely.
A TEMPTING FATE Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan's niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims--even a crazy woman who claims to be a witch. But time is ticking. The victims rarely stay alive for more than seven days. Four of those days have already passed. In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shapeshifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything that goes after kids the way this monster does. The last thing Kat needs is interference from a cop who has no idea what he's up against. But the greatest threat to Kat may come not from the forces of darkness, but from the man she is beginning to love. Because Ethan is a werewolf . . . and the full moon is rising.
As the top assassin at The Circle, a shadowy group of mercenaries, Olivia St. Vincent can hunt down anyone. She's been trained since she was a teenager to kill without feeling, to interact with men without love. But when she's kidnapped by the enigmatic leader of a rival organization, she learns she's been lied to for years. She never worked for the good guys. Collin Ryker believes the sultry woman he's abducted knows more than she's telling about The Circle and its plans for complete domination. Over time, as they work together, Olivia's tenacity and vulnerability captivate him. But if he isn't careful, Collin will fall into the biggest trap of all: caring for a woman who can betray him to his greatest enemy.
VISIONS OF TERROR Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what's happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate gives him only one choice. Madeline Smith has retreated to an isolated farmhouse, afraid of the abilities she cannot control--abilities that have killed. But when a "ghost" brings a warning of danger and her nephew goes missing, Maddie not only has to leave her haven, she has to place her trust in a man who is neither ghost nor human. As the noose of sorcery tightens, the search for the teenagers becomes a race against time. But the greatest danger to Maddie and Jon could be the intense feelings they refuse to acknowledge but cannot ignore.
In the fifth installment of the Journeys of the Stranger series, legendary hero John Stranger works to break up an eight-man band of night riders who are terrorizing local ranchers near Billings, Montana. As he works to bring justice to the outlaws, John remains unaware that another "stranger" has adopted his identity and is robbing and murdering people in the area. Ultimately, the Stranger brings in the last night-riding bandit, only to find himself arrested for even worse crimes. Can the Stranger clear his name? The answer lies in Al Lacy's Circle of Fire.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sparks flew the moment Kasie Mayfield arrived at Gil Callister's sprawling Montana ranch to temporarily care for his two adorable daughters. Yet never in her wildest dreams did the innocent young woman imagine that her formidable new boss would sweep her off her feet with his potent charm. Before long, she was so deeply in love that it made her heart ache. But how didhefeel? The enigmatic rancher was so difficult to read. Still, she couldn't imagine spending her life with anyone but Gil. Could Kasie convince the hard-edged widower that a circle of gold belonged on her finger?
RUGGED RANCHERSparks flew the moment Kasie Mayfield arrived at Gil Callister's sprawling Montana ranch to temporarily care for his two adorable daughters. Yet never in her wildest dreams did the innocent young woman imagine that her formidable new boss would sweep her off her feet with his potent charm. Before long, she was so deeply in love that it made her heart ache. But how did he feel? The enigmatic rancher was so difficult to read. Still, she couldn't imagine spending her life with anyone but Gil. Could Kasie convince the hard-edged widower that a circle of gold belonged on her finger?
Empath and Pathcrosser to the dead, Lillian Hunt has finally come into her own as a Sentient being. All seems well in her brave new world...that is, until a tragic turn sends her tight-knit Sentient group on a rescue mission through lore-infested Europe. Their goal is to save the love of Lily's life-vampire Sentient, William Maddox-from both the prejudice of their own society and the dark intentions of ancient vampires. But how will they keep hope alive, even as time runs out? Circle of Light is a brilliant finale to The Light Series. DeLucy once again delivers gripping paranormal encounters, irresistible character interactions, and beautiful testaments to the power of pure, unselfish love-but it all burns at a higher intensity in this concluding adventure. Readers will come away from Circle of Light with a satisfying sense of closure...although certain Sentients may be less than happy with their ever after.
A very special love story about a young girl haunted by her past in Nazi Europe and by her undying love for one man--a man she had known for only three glorious days. Beginning in France in the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young woman who has survived Nazi Europe and is haunted by her past, and by the love for a young man she spent only three glorious days with, but whom she could never forget even after she moves to the United States after the war.
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