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Persuasion Always Wins. . . On a mission to investigate treason, Privateer Marquis Warrick Barry believes he'll have no trouble getting the information he seeks from Karly Bane--the dark-haired beauty the Crown has ordered him to marry. But none of Warrick's tactics work. Unable to deny the hunger the fiery temptress elicits in him, Warrick realizes he must use seduction to persuade his new wife to trust him--both in and out of the bedroom. . . When Passion Is The Prize. . . As the daughter of a pirate, Karly knows she has nothing in common with the aristocratic Warrick--except an overwhelming mutual attraction. And though Warrick's intentions appear honorable, Karly cannot bring herself to reveal her closely guarded secrets. But when danger threatens to tear them apart, she must decide if she can share herself fully with the man who is now her husband--and if she wants a love that can last forever. . . Praise for Renegade"A wild ride of an adventure. . . " --Romantic Times Book Reviews "Lyrical, sensual, passionate. " -Shannon McKenna, New York Times bestselling author
UNSTOPPABLE Dr. Cameron Kalamos and Eleanor Russo make an unbeatable team - science and magic, working hand in hand to confront the darkness besetting humankind. STRAYAt the center of that darkness stand the powerful mage Houses, but the brutal murderer Ellie and Cam are hunting seems to be affiliated with none of them. SEDUCED When nothing is as it seems, and danger meets desire head on, sex can be an act of war. For Ellie, ensnared between the man she loves and the one she must destroy, the battle is about to begin. . . Praise for Shadowman "Equal parts mystery, sexy romance, scary drama and fairy tale, this book is guaranteed to thrill and chill. " ~ RT Book Reviews"If dark adult fairy tales appeal to you, you should definitely check this series out" ~ Fiction Vixen27,500 Words.
SHADOW The world is growing dark with it as mysteries from antiquity and legend creep into our time, bringing a new world of danger, beauty and. . . MAGIC Dr. Cam Kalamos has dedicated his life to studying its strange properties, but nothing is more intriguing than a woman whose soul is split in half, one part under her control, one part bent on. . . SEDUCTION How can he resist the lure of a lover with no inhibitions and an insatiable desire to possess him? Both Ellie and her shadow want Cam, but there is an innocent child to be rescued from the forest and the strange fae creatures of. . . TWILIGHT Love, loyalty, betrayal--which will rule? As Ellie sends her other self into the darkness, there is only one certainty: Trusting in shadows is a dangerous game. Praise for Shadow Bound "Powerful and fast-paced. . . a riveting read. " --New York Timesbestselling author Nina Bangs "Don't forget to breathe. " --Huntress Reviews21,000 Words
The debut of a wonderful new series, The Scoop is #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels's introduction to The Godmothers, four unforgettable women who are about to get a whole new lease on life . . . Teresa 'toots' Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of living -- not to mention eight much-loved husbands -- into her varied and rewarding life. Once again single, Toots is ready to taste life again, and fate has just handed her the perfect opportunity . . . The owner of the gossip rag where Toots's daughter works is about to lose the paper to his gambling debts. Eager to keep her daughter employed among the movers and shakers of Hollywood, Toots calls on her three trusted friends --Sophie, Mavis, and Ida --to help pull some strings. Together, they hatch a plan that proves you should never underestimate Southern ladies of a certain age, and that each day can be a gift, if you're willing to claim it . . . Praise for Fern Michaels and the Godmothers series 'Michaels's engaging version of the Golden Girls. ' - Booklist 'Witty, charming, and complicated. ' - RT Reviews
A man's past doesn't have to map his fate, especially when a woman holds the key to his destiny in this timeless novel by New York Times bestselling author and legend in historical romance Mary Jo Putney. . . Disinherited and disgraced, Reginal
New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell continues the dramatic Murray saga with this brand-new story of passions surging in the face of fear. . . Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed she'd met the man she could always rely on. She was wrong. Now she is fleeing for her life, and when her enemies attack a ship bound for her only refuge, she believes all hope is lost. Until she awakens on Scotland's shore to a pair of the most entrancing blue eyes she has ever seen. When Sir Brian MacFingal first spots the sun-streaked beauty on the beach, he mistakes her for dead. Soon, however, he discovers a woman more full of life and vitality than he ever dreamed possible. But though he knows he is fit to defend her life--even at risk of losing his own--can such a raw warrior as he ever be worthy of her love? Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels. . . Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell. --Publishers Weekly Expert storyteller Howell pens another Highland winner. --Romantic Times
Left a bequest by a woman with rare psychic powers, Eada of Pevensey suddenly finds herself in possession of a box containing a mysterious document . . . and something even more extraordinary: the gift of second sight. Now she can actually 'see' her chilling fate: a Norman invader with sea-dark eyes riding across the fields to claim her lands . . . and her love. A reluctant soldier for William the Conquerer, Drogo de Toulon seizes the Pevensey lands as a right of conquest . . . and meets a woman who defies him at every turn-and arouses uncontrollable desire. Yet now, as war rages across a divided England, the two lovers must find the bond that joins body and soul . . . as they chart a course through battle and betrayal that could break their hearts-or seal their passion for all time . . . Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels . . . 'Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell. ' - Publishers Weekly'Expert storyteller Howell pens another Highland winner. ' - Romantic Times
A riveting novel of heart-stopping suspense, a woman races to discover the truth about a convent filled with unholy secrets.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander, a captivating new romance in which a daring young woman must choose between her past and her future. . . Evelyn Hadley-Attwater has it all--a genteel Victorian life replete with loving husband, ball gowns and elegant parties. No one, including the man she married, suspects that she was once "Eve," a spy for England's most enigmatic intelligence agency. Summoned for one final assignment, the excitement of her former life and memories of her mysterious, flirtatious boss "Sir" prove too tempting. . . Adrian Hadley-Attwater is a respectable, dignified gentleman. But even the most proper gentlemen have secrets of their own. Secrets from the rest of the world, from their families, from their wives. Secrets that have a price. Now, as a veil of secrecy frays, a tantalizing game of cat and mouse will test the bounds of unfailing love. . . "For love, laughter, and lots of fun, read Victoria Alexander. " --Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling authorPraise for The Perfect Mistress"Smashing. . . very close to a perfect read. " --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "With a delectably dry sense of humor that rivals Oscar Wilde at his best, Alexander fashions the perfect romance, featuring two splendidly matched protagonists engaged in an exceptionally entertaining literary and romantic battle of wills. " --Booklist (starred review)
He Is Their Judge. . . In death, they are purified. Holding his victims under water, he washes away their sins as they struggle for their last breath. Then he stakes their bodies to the ground, exposing them for what they really are. Witches, sent to tempt and to corrupt. . . Jury. . . No one knows about defense attorney Charlotte Wellington's murdered sister, or about her childhood spent with the carnival that's just arrived in town. For Charlotte, what's past is past. But others don't agree. And as a madman's body count rises, she and Detective Daniel Rokov are drawn into a mission that's become terrifyingly personal. . . And ExecutionerAt last, she is within his reach. All his victims deserve their fate, but her guilt is greatest. And with every scream, he will make her see what it means to suffer and repent--before she dies. . . Praise for the novels of Mary BurtonTerrifying. . . this chilling thriller is an engrossing story. --Library Journal on MercilessStieg Larsson fans will find a lot to like in Burton's taut, well-paced novel. --Publishers Weekly on SenselessA twisted tale. . . I couldn't put it down! --Lisa Jackson on Dying Scream
#1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead returns to the Otherworld, a mystic land inextricably linked to our own--and balanced precariously on one woman's desperate courage . . . Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld. . . The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't--or won't--reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon--and risk the ultimate sacrifice. . . Praise for Richelle Mead's Storm Born. . . My kind of book--great characters, dark worlds, and just the right touch of humor. A great read. --Patricia Briggs, New York Times Bestselling Author
Brothers Winchester, Remington, and Colt know the legends--they were trained from childhood to destroy demon predators, wielding the latest steam-powered gadgetry. It's a devil of a job. But sometimes your fate chooses you. . . Chasing TroubleWinn Jackson isn't interested in hunting nightmares across the Wild West--even if it's the family business. Unlike his rakehell brothers, Winn believes in rules. As sheriff of Bodie, California, he only shoots actual law breakers. That's what he's doing when he rescues the Contessa Drossenburg, Alexandra Porter, a lady with all the elegance of the Old World--grace, beauty and class. And then he sees her fangs. Alexandra isn't just some bloodsucking damsel in distress, though. She's on a mission to save her people--and she's dead certain that Winn's family legacy is the only way. Luckily, aside from grace and class, she also has a stubborn streak a mile wide. So like it or not, Winn is going to come back with her to the mountains of Transylvania, and while he's at it, change his opinions about vampires, demon-hunting, and who exactly deserves shooting. And if she has her way, he's going to do his darnedest to save the world. . . Meyers puts the steam in steampunk. --Cherry Adair
Even a cloistered young heiress in medieval England has her reckless moments . . . Lord Oliver Bellecote has a way of bringing out the vixen in any woman. Any woman, that is, but Cecily Foxe, an innocent flower destined for the abbey who seems utterly immune to his charms. Or so he believes until the night they accidentally meet in the pagan ruins of Foxe Ring, and Oliver discovers that 'Saint Cecily' is actually as tempting as sin . . . Cecily would like nothing more than to forget her night of heated passion with the dangerously handsome Lord Bellecote. But denial proves quite impossible when she is charged with tending his every need during his stay at Fallstowe Castle. For only in his arms does she feel truly alive, despite the deadly secrets that surround his past-and threaten their tenuous future . . . Praise for Never Kiss a Stranger'Grothaus packs this medieval romance with humor and suspense . . . Her departure from the formulaic sensuality of many historical makes this tale a delightful read. ' - Publishers Weekly (starred review)'A charming romance. ' - RT Book Reviews
Confident and coolheaded, nothing shakes a Man of Defiance-except a woman he can't resist . . . Sarah Hawkins survived capture by the Sioux, but after her escape she faced public scorn. Now, she'll do anything to start over, and the dusty town of Defiance promises the anonymity and security she needs. Before she melts into the shadows, though, it's her mission to put a great injustice to rights, and that means jeopardizing her safety once more. But this time, she's not alone. Without meaning to, Sarah has fallen under the protection of Logan Taggert, a rough-and-tumble trader unused to caring for others-and yet unable to ignore the tempting, tenacious woman's plight. Though she refuses to trust him, Logan won't leave her side, keeping her one step ahead of danger . . . even as she takes hold of the very thing he never thought he'd risk: his heart. 'A beautiful romance . . . that keeps the reader hooked from the first page to the last. ' - New York Times bestselling author, Catherine Anderson on Leah and the Bounty Hunter'Plenty of action makes this rough-and-ready Western one that fans are sure to enjoy. ' - Library Journal on Audrey and the Maverick
'Busbee is back and better than ever!' -Julia QuinnSHE COULDN'T ESCAPE HER PASTRipped from her dying mother's arms, Morgana Fowler was cast into a life of desperate thievery. With a tongue even sharper than the blade she deftly wields, she has all but mastered her devious trade-until she picks the pocket of a dashing American who wrests her from the sordid streets of London. In the arms of her gallant protector, she is helpless against the longing he elicits within her . . . HE COULDN'T CONTAIN HIS PASSIONRoyce Manchester basks in a world of privilege and power in the decadent British Regency, and lowborn Morgana finds in him a love she's never known. But the secret of her true parentage threatens to bring her new life crashing down. With a sinister figure from her past ever lurking at her heels, she and Royce must confront one of Regency England's most diabolical villains-a challenge that fans the flame of a love that knows no bounds . . . Praise for Shirlee Busbee and Scandal Becomes Her'A scandalously delicious read that left me wanting more!'- Bertrice Small'A walloping good story. Don't miss it!'- Catherine Coulter'A delightful romance-altogether a wonderful book. '- Roberta Gellis
Welcome to Willow Ridge, Missouri! In this cozy Amish town along the banks of the river, the Old Ways are celebrated at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Café, and love is a gift God gives with grace. . . Summer Of Secrets Summer has come to Willow Ridge, but Rachel Lantz is looking forward to a whole new season in her life--marriage to strapping carpenter Micah Brenneman, her childhood sweetheart. When a strange Englischer arrives in the café claiming to be the long-lost sister of Rachel and her twin Rhoda, Rachel feels the sturdy foundation of her future crumbling--including Micah's steadfast love. As the days heat up and tempers flare, Rachel and Micah will learn that even when God's plan isn't clear, it will always lead them back to each other. . . A heartwarming new voice for fans of Beverly Lewis. --Emma Miller
She'll find him a bride if it's the last thing she does. And it very well might be. Evangeline may be powerfully persuasive in her way, but convincing the notoriously wild Highland king Lachlan MacLeod to strengthen his alliances with a strategic marriage seems to be asking the impossible. Stubborn and proud, Lachlan seems determined to go against her will, even if it means endangering the people he's sworn to protect and the enchanted isle that has already seen so much discord. Yet the battle-scarred Highlander cannot ignore his sultry advisor for long. When his mentor is kidnapped, forcing him to ride into combat alongside the beautiful Evangeline, he must choose between her safety and his own independence. It's a choice he makes in an instant...but once wed to the woman he could not resist, he'll soon find that his heart is in even greater danger than his kingdom . . . Praise for Debbie Mazzuca and Lord of the Isles'Delightful. A wonderful debut!'- Hannah Howell'Mazzuca weaves Fairy magic, Scottish highlanders and time travel into a delightful adventure of love that's meant to be!'- Melissa Mayhue
In Texas, Valentine's Day is for restless hearts, brave second chances, and passions rekindled. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, and DeWanna Pace tempt you with four delicious treats. . . Out on these rugged plains, love never comes easy. And four daring ladies will do whatever it takes to capture the hearts of four irresistibly sweet-talking Texans. . . When a quiet foreman comes to the aid of a mystery lady, they'll find that this perfect starlit night is made for courtin'. . . . A determined heiress gambles high to reclaim the rancher she's never stopped wanting. . . . When a spirited lady and a go-getter mayor compete for their town's future, it's two dreams for a lifetime. . . . And to attract a lonely doctor's attention, a shy young woman needs courage--and two unlikely matchmakers. . . "A sweet, sunny anthology perfect for rainy-day reading. " --Publishers Weekly on Give Me a Texas Outlaw"Readers couldn't ask for a finer quartet of heroes. . . " --Romantic Times on Give Me a Texas Ranger"Will warm your heart and bring a smile to your lips. " --Love Western Romances on Give Me a Cowboy
Tea. Sympathy. Revenge. The Sisterhood has its own style of justice. They know life isn't fair, but that doesn't mean they have to like it or let it pass.
Alexis Thorn, once a successful securities broker, spent a hellish year behind bars for a crime she didn't commit.
Passion, danger, and the mysteries of the human heart--Janelle Taylor explores them all in her breathtaking bestsellers. In her latest novel of romantic suspense, a struggling young mother inherits a fortune--and becomes the target of a deadly obsession. . . Someone's Watching. . . Amanda Sedgwick never wanted anything from her rich father except love, but William Sedgwick gave her nothing during his lifetime. Now that he's dead, everything has changed. Overnight, Amanda goes from being a single mom with a dead-end job that barely covers the rent to a fabulously wealthy heiress. Her inheritance comes with several conditions, however, one of which is the man who will be making sure she follows her father's eccentric rules to the letter. . . And It's Not Who She Thinks. Ethan Black isn't happy about what William Sedgwick asked him to do--but he owes the old man his life, literally. Playing babysitter to a young woman who barely knew her father when he was alive is hardly what he had in mind, but Amanda is far from the gold-digging brat Ethan expected. Falling in love definitely wasn't in his job description--nor was putting his life on the line when it becomes terrifyingly clear that he isn't the only one watching Amanda. . .
Bestselling author Janelle Taylor pulls out all the stops. And in her new novel, filled with breathtaking passion and pulse-pounding danger, a young woman's life changes on her wedding day- when her groom flees the altar with a stranger in hot pursuit... SOME SECRETS ARE SHOCKING When New Jersey police officer Ivy Sedgwick's fiance bolts out of the church on their wedding day, she's stunned. Declan loves her-doesn't he? Ivy's late father, a man she hardly knew, disapproved of the match,, but Ivy never knew why-until a homicide detective named Griffin Fargo shows up. The man Ivy knew as Declan is really someone else-and "Declan" was just one of the aliases the police believe he used when he duped a string of other "fiancees" for their money... OTHER SECRETS ARE DEADLY... Breaking the news to Ivy is one of the hardest things Griffin has ever done, but he needs her to help him track down Declan before he strikes again. The trouble is, Griffin wants her, too. Protecting her becomes all too personal to Griffin, especially as the clues lead them to new suspects. With danger around every corner, all Griffin wants is to close the case-so he can convince Ivy that her future, and her heart, belong to him. "Ac
Transporting her readers to the Badlands of the Dakotas in 1858, New York Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor concludes her Native American epic with the tale of a warrior willing to accept his bloody destiny--but struggling with his desire for a forbidden woman. . . Lakota Flower Threatened by the ever-encroaching Bluecoats, the Oglala Lakotas must strike hard and fast to ensure their tribe's survival. With the cunning and bravery befitting a chief's son, War Eagle leads his hunting party on a raid, killing many soldiers and taking a white woman captive. Caroline Sims has hair as bright as the sun and the courage of a wildcat, sparking a forbidden attraction in the fierce warrior. In a land where danger lurks in every shadow and peace often comes at a deadly price, War Eagle and Caroline find themselves locked in a passionate battle for their lives--and their love. . .
The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Cry No More" turns up the heat and pours on the suspense in her latest romantic thriller, as childhood friends are drawn into a tangle of secrets that may cost them their lives.
Delivering edge-of-your-seat suspense and breathtaking romance is what New York Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor does best. Now she returns with the story of two strangers thrown together in the face of danger, fighting to uncover the truth about the people they love. . . Don't Say A Word Newly divorced schoolteacher Mia Anderson is looking forward to exploring her identity without her ex-husband's criticism. But a frantic call from her much wilder twin Margot suddenly plunges Mia into her sister's life, which Margot has fled--leaving a dead man in her wake. Before Mia can unravel Margot's disappearance, she's faced with Matthew Gray, the dead man's distraught brother. Asking him for help is a long shot--but it's the only way to carry out a dangerous charade. . . Don't Look Back Deceit is the last thing Matthew wants in his life--it ruined his parents' marriage, and it killed his cheating brother, who was seen flirting with Margot the night he was murdered. But Mia is sure that her sister is only a pawn in this deadly game, and he can't let her investigate on her own--not when she's determined to put her own life on the line. And as they sift through clues, talking long into each night to unravel the mystery, he begins to realize that what matters most is making sure Mia isn't the next victim. . .
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