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Briar Rose

by Robert Coover

Coover puts his unique spin on one of the oldest and best-known of all fairy tales, "Sleeping Beauty", telling the story of a prince trapped in the briars; a sleeping beauty who cannot awaken, dreaming of a succession of kissing princes; and the old spell-casting fairy who inhabits the princess's dreams, regaling her with legends of other sleeping beauties and trying to imagine the nature of human desire.

Briar Rose

by Lila Dubois

There once was a beautiful princess, afflicted with a terrible curse. There once was a handsome prince, destined to break the curse.Hey wait, this sounds familiar. . .When the beautiful Princess Aurora was a baby, her parents brought the whole kingdom together to celebrate. Three gracious fairies attended, giving her wonderful gifts, as did the evil Maleficent. No, seriously, I've heard this story. But the fairy godmothers didn't care about the princess; all they wanted was to impress the king. The final gift they granted was crippling obedience. Maleficent twisted their gift, changing it so that if Aurora pricked herself on a briar rose the obedience curse would be lifted. Oh. Wait, what? That's not how the story goes. Briar Rose from Award winning, fantasy author Lila Dubois is an adult fairy tale that will keep you turning the pages. Discover who wins the heart of a princess in a new twist on an old favorite. Aurora lived the first eleven years of her life as the perfect obedient princess until one day the teenage Prince Phillip gave her a mangy briar rose. Freed from her obedience, Aurora ran wild, sneaking into the woods and going by the name Rose. One day she met a very handsome hunter, named Hawk, who has a secret of his own. They fall in to bed, and then in love, but keep their secrets, and when Aurora returns to her father's castle to tell him about Hawk and to renounce her royal status, things go terribly wrong. This medieval, adult fairy tale contains fairy godmothers, princes, princesses, kings, and queens, along with some not so nice fairy tale villains. Briar Rose is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (2010) Liquid Silver Books

Brick: Double Dippin' 4

by Allison Hobbs

In the fourth novel in Allison Hobbs's bestselling Double Dippin' saga, Misty's life hangs in the balance as Brick goes after her attackers, but is it vengeance or justice? After a brutal attack, Misty is barely clinging to life and no one expects her to recover. Thomasina is inconsolable, and she holds Brick responsible for her daughter's condition. Deeming himself the judge, jury, and the executor, Brick is on a single-minded vengeance quest to dispense justice to Misty's assailant. A killing machine with nothing to lose, Brick's deadly rampage takes him from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, where he uses his good looks, sculpted body, and sensuality to gain behind-the-scenes entry into the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous. Leaving a trail of bloodshed, carnage, and a brokenhearted woman, Brick uses any means necessary to uncover the perpetrator's identity.

Brick

by Allison Hobbs

In the fourth novel in Allison Hobbs's bestselling Double Dippin' saga, Misty's life hangs in the balance as Brick goes after her attackers, but is it vengeance or justice? After a brutal attack, Misty is barely clinging to life and no one expects her to recover. Thomasina is inconsolable, and she holds Brick responsible for her daughter's condition. Deeming himself the judge, jury, and the executor, Brick is on a single-minded vengeance quest to dispense justice to Misty's assailant. A killing machine with nothing to lose, Brick's deadly rampage takes him from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, where he uses his good looks, sculpted body, and sensuality to gain behind-the-scenes entry into the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous. Leaving a trail of bloodshed, carnage, and a brokenhearted woman, Brick uses any means necessary to uncover the perpetrator's identity.

Brick by Brick

by L. J. Labarthe Cate Ashwood

They say that time heals all wounds, but losing Parley, his one true love, left Zach with a hole in his heart that no one else can fill. After forty-eight blissful hours alone together as teens in an abandoned house, Parley disappeared. Parley is what he is, and the pray-away-the-gay camp his parents ship him to won't change that. However, finding the balance between accepting his true nature and not losing his family means tough sacrifices. Sixteen years later, Zach is thunderstruck when Parley stands on the front doorstep of his house--the house that had been their refuge, which Zach restored. But Parley isn't alone, and Zach wonders if he's found Parley only to lose him a second time. If they can overcome the terrors of the past and the situation of the present, maybe they can build a new relationship just as Zach rebuilt the house--brick by brick.

Brickhouse

by Rita Ewing

Fitness superstar Nona Simms worked hard to make Brickhouse one of the hottest gyms in the city. Now corrupt city politics is coming uptown to Harlem, and Nona's dream is slated for the wrecking ball. Nona's a fighter, though, and she's gathering her friends around her for support against the special interests. However, her handsome business partner, Allen, is weighed down by a shattering secret that could destroy both their futures. Best girlfriend Leila is suffering through the disintegration of her marriage to a New York Knicks superstar. And Nona's being pulled into a web of treachery, deceit, and scandal that stretches into the very highest circles of New York power. Things look hopeless, but help is on the horizon-coming on strong from the last place Nona Simms ever expected to find it . . . and from the last man she ever expected to love.

The Bricklayer (Workplace Encounters #3)

by Serena Yates

A Workplace Encounters BookMike Brown has been a bricklayer working for the same construction company since leaving high school at eighteen. While building a conservatory for a Victorian house northwest of downtown Baltimore, Mike meets Ash, the landscaper hired to restore the gardens, when Ash distractedly stumbles over some of Mike's equipment. Mike offers to take Ash to dinner as an apology, Ash hesitantly agrees, and the two men start dating. Then Mike is pulled away from his next assignment of building fireplaces by a promotion he doesn't want, only to be fired for incompetence two weeks later. With Ash's support, Mike must figure out who sabotaged his work, and why, before he faces a lawsuit.

Bridal Armor

by Debra Webb

Two agents' forgotten love is rekindled in USA TODAY bestselling author Debra Webb's Colby Agency: The Specialists series. Someone was out to get Thomas Casey. His profession had taught him to trust no one. So when Johara di Rossi abducted him on his way to his beloved niece's wedding, Thomas assumed the worst-despite their intimate history. Though attachments made him vulnerable, Thomas was haunted by regret for walking away from Jo years ago. No other woman had stirred such intense desire in him. Now, snowbound in an isolated cabin, with a determined enemy from his past closing in, suspicion begins to melt away as the embers of their passion reignite.

The Bridal Arrangement

by Cindy Gerard

Lee Savage thundered into Montana to claim what was his— Shiloh Ranch and a virgin bride. As a young man he’ d watched Ellie Shiloh come into this world, and now Lee’ s promise to protect the naive young beauty bound them forever. Ellie’ s feelings for him glittered in her sensuous, admiring eyes, but for Lee, matrimony did not mean love. Still, their marriage bed was not off-limits, for Ellie was eager for her first taste of ecstasy. Despite their perfect harmony in the bedroom, this bridegroom would never confess to needing his wife! The stirring in his soul, that tornado of emotion, was merely duty— or could it be love?

The Bridal Bargain

by Emma Darcy

Powerful Antonio King is on hot coals, fighting not to mix business with pleasure with his new employee Hannah O'Neill. Yet when Hannah's past catches up with her And The risk of losing this intensely desirable woman stares him in the face, a passionate possessiveness drives him to an impulsive solution: marriage!

The Bridal Bed

by Helen Bianchin

Everyone expected Suzanne to attend her mother's wedding with her own fiance, the very gorgeous Sloane. So, how could Suzanne admit their engagement was off? Sloane had a plan: for the weekend of the wedding, they'd play the part of a happy couple, sharing a suite - and a bed! Secretly, Sloane also intended Suzanne to have trouble remembering that the passion between them was only pretend...then he'd bring about the second family wedding of the weekend!

The Bridal Bet

by Trish Wylie

Ryan Callaghan and Molly O'Brien have been best friends forever. But a childhood game turns serious when Ryan dares Molly to pretend they're dating -- and she accepts! Ryan's quick to point out that pretend couples have to do a lot of very real kissing. And, as old friends become brand-new lovers, Molly realizes that the stakes for this bet are far higher than she had first thought....

Bridal Boot Camp

by Meg Cabot

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot comes the first story in her Little Bridge Island series—which also includes an excerpt from her forthcoming new full-length novel No Judgments!Looking for a tropical escape?Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest—and most beautiful—islands in the Florida Keys, home to sandy white beaches, salt-rimmed margaritas, stunning sunsets, and some of the quirkiest—but also kindest and most resourceful—people you’ll ever meet.Physical trainer Roberta “Rob” James moved to Little Bridge hoping she’d found paradise, but things haven’t turned out quite as she’d hoped. The closest Rob has come to her “happily ever after” is happy hour at the Mermaid Café with her buddy Bree, the bartender slash waitress who’s got romance problems of her own.But Rob’s situation suddenly changes when sheriff’s deputy Ryan Martinez accidentally enrolls in her bridal boot camp class. Turning mush into metal in time for the big day is Rob’s passion (because even the happiest bride could use a little toning).But what happens when a guy who’s all mush meets a girl who’s all metal?They discover they have a lot to learn . . . about each other, themselves, and the island paradise they’ve come to call home.

The Bridal Bouquet

by Tara Randel

Who will catch a lifetime of love? Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in first or risk losing the shop that's been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it's Jasmine's son who's caught Kady's attention. Kady has no inkling Dylan's a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way...until Kady's targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover...he risks losing Kady forever.

The Bridal Chase

by Darcy Maguire

Roxanne Gray takes on a job, which means she has to spend a lot of time with successful architect Cade Taylor Watson. But he's strictly off-limits. Only Cade is more than a little bit keen on Roxanne - and so begins a chase which, he hopes, will end at the alter. . .

The Bridal Chronicles

by Lissa Manley

Socialite Anna Sinclair was a budding bridal dress designer, but her love life was a cocktail-party joke. Disguising herself, she went west and vowed to avoid romance! Then handsome businessman Ryan Cavanaugh appeared as her pretend groom for an important photo opportunity, and Anna fell hard for his kindness. Would Ryan still want her if he knew who she really was?No one took Ryan Cavanaugh for a ride. While an adorable dress designer left him dreamy-eyed, he hoped she was as honest as she seemed. He'd never considered marriage, but now he ached to make Anna his. After Ryan's battle to trust in true love, would discovering her secret identity ruin their powerful connection?

The Bridal Contract

by Susan Fox

Fay Sheridan is facing the bleakest moment of her life. As a fierce storm surges around her, one man plucks her from despair and into safety: Chase Rafferty. Rugged rancher Chase knows there is a fun-loving young woman hiding inside Fay, and he'll do anything to see her start living again -- even propose! Fay thinks Chase is joking -- a convenient business marriage would never work. But as the idea sinks in, the sparks slowly begin to ignite inside her. Maybe now is the time to embrace life and say yes!

Bridal Falls Ranch Ransom

by Jan Hambright

Former FBI agent J.P. Ryker was hired by reclusive Idaho ranch owner Eve Brooks after a kidnapper threatened her for the second time in a year. He is determined to keep his new boss safe, even if he only catches glimpses of the mystery woman through heavily curtained windows. But when the threats to Eve's life become more deadly, J.P. convinces Eve to let him see her face-to-face. One look and J.P. knows all of Eve's secrets...and can't resist the once-famous beauty who hasn't been seen in public in months. With every reason to protect her and few clues about who is after her, J.P. is the only one she seems to trust. A trust he knows will be shattered when she discovers his connection to her tragic past....

Bridal Favors

by Connie Brockway

Award-winning author Connie Brockway takes readers to the elegant drawing rooms and sprawling country estates of Victorian England in this captivating tale of a woman who must keep an irresistible nobleman's most scandalous secret--without losing her heart. Evelyn Whyte has never forgotten the night she first met Justin Powell--or the shocking indiscretion that left the raffish military hero eternally in her debt. Now, desperate to save her aunt's foundering nuptial-planning enterprise, she's ready for Justin to repay the favor. All she needs is his scenic ancestral home, where she's determined to show the world that even a woman innocent in the ways of love can turn a simple wedding into the social event of the season. Justin is happy to oblige, but his hospitality may place the wedding party in peril. Unaware of the daring double life he conceals behind a cloak of amiable gentility, Evie and her guests descend on North Cross Abbey. Pursued by enemy agents amid a whirl of festivities, Justin vows to keep Evie safe. But who will protect him from the charms of this alluring woman--and the promise of a matchless love worth any risk?From the Paperback edition.

Bridal Jeopardy

by Rebecca York

P.I. Craig Branson finds himself falling for a woman he should be staying far away from Love at first sight can't begin to describe the attraction detective Craig Branson feels when he locks eyes with gorgeous Stephanie Swift. It's more powerful, passionate and deeply emotional than anything he's ever felt. But the P.I. is in New Orleans to track down a killer...not to have a fling. Still, he can't resist the intense sexual pull he feels the first time he kisses Stephanie. He'll risk everything to rescue her from her rich, possessive fiancé. Taking her on the run, Craig faces danger from two relentless pursuers-one who would expose the secret of their bond...and one who would keep him from his soul mate forever.

Bridal Jitters

by Jayne Castle

The novella that introduced the world of Harmony Just below the City of Cadence lie the remains of the Dead City of Old Cadence-- resonating with the psychic and para energy of its dead souls. While exploring the darkest depths of the city, two business partners discover passions within each other that are very much alive... Virginia Burch, a psychic archeologist, can't believe her luck when she meets Sam Gage, a ghost-hunter and owner of prime real estate in the Old Quarters of Cadence, above the Dead City. He offers her his space to live and start up her business. What follows is an even more intriguing proposal--to become his wife. Strictly for professional reasons, of course... Their marriage of convenience would lead to a very lucrative business partnership, Gage & Burch Consulting. Until something throws a wrench into the plan: the undeniable sensual energy that naturally exists between them--and a love so strong it could wake the ghosts below... Includes a preview of the next Rainshadow Novel, Deception Cove. "A seasoned pro."--People "[Castle] has created a fully imagined futurist world in Harmony."--The Seattle Times "A master of sexual tension and intelligent banter."--Publishers Weekly Bridal Jitters was previously published in Charmed and Harmony.

Bridal Lace and Buckskin

by Lori Copeland

When Beth Baylor announces her engagement to gorgeous rancher Adam Baldwin, seamstress Vonnie Taylor would rather choke than make the wedding dress--because Adam is her husband. True, they were young and crazy, sharing a forbidden love made more precious by the bad blood between their fathers. But after a night of ecstasy, the morning brought reality--and bitter heartbreak. Adam couldn't face his father, and Vonnie could not forgive him. That was seven years ago,. Now she's still spitting mad and still hopelessly in love. Worse, there's trouble on the ranch: someone is trying to run her off. As old passions explode--and present danger and past secrets bring Adam tantalizingly near--Vonnie discovers love may take its time, but it's never too late. ...

Bridal Op

by Dana Marton

THEY WERE A KIDNAPPED HEIRESS'S LAST CHANCE...As a Confidential agent, Isabelle Rush's assignment included tracking down and rescuing a kidnapped heiress in South America-not encouraging the attention of her infuriatingly gorgeous and highly skilled partner, Rafe Montoya. Between the stray bullets surrounding them and the local cops arresting them, remaining focused was key to their survival. But time was running out and their high-stakes mission was putting Isabelle's undercover training to the ultimate test. Now, she would do all she could not to fall prey to an elusive enemy...or to Rafe's playboy charms.

The Bridal Path: Sara

by Sherryl Woods

When Sara Wilde's father sold the family ranch to rodeo rogue Jake Dawson, she was fit to be tied! Now Sara had to get Three-Stars back-whatever the cost. So she challenged Jake to a bucking bronco contest. If she lost, she agreed to be his bride... Jake knew Sara didn't stand a chance at winning their wager. But he sure admired her determination. Sparring with the feisty, sultry Sara was the most fun he'd had in ages! Now Jake was even more determined to win the contest...and Sara's hand! Watch as three sisters fall in love with the men of their dreams and walk down THE BRIDAL PATH.

The Bridal Path: Ashley

by Sherryl Woods

THE ROGUE He was wild, sexy, too hot to handle-the guy all the girls in school whispered about ...and secretly longed for. Now, all grown up, this rogue was even more intriguing to Ashley Wilde. Did she dare to tame Dillon Ford and make him hers for keeps? THE LADY She was prim, proper and by-the-books-the priss miss who had every advantage growing up. Now she'd returned to her hometown and Dillon was determined to seduce her. He'd let her get away once, but not twice. THAT SPECIAL WOMAN! Stuck in a secluded cabin together, will these total opposites clash...or go down THE BRIDAL PATH?

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