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England 1076. An era of kings and their loyal knights, of grand castles and courts, and of passions too bold to be denied. Brought to life with power and grace, this is the story of a nobleman in need of a wife. . . and the woman who offers him the love of a lifetime. Nicholas FitzTodd, Baron of Crane, has little interest in marriage--the privileges of rank are too many and too pleasurable. But when the bride he finally chooses refuses him, he takes out his frustration in wine and women. Simone DuRoche is but another lovely temptation, until a moment of indiscretion results in a hasty wedding. Nick is furious--Simone may be beautiful, but she is nearly penniless and rumored to be mad. . . Simone hardly expects her reluctant husband to believe that her young brothers ghost has followed her to England--or that she suspects his death was murder. Marriage to the fierce, guarded Nicholas is difficult enough. But when she learns the truth behind her brothers death, a dangerous family secret threatens the fragile peace she and Nicholas have achieved, and she must risk everything she holds dear to prove that her love is worth fighting for. . . "A spirited tale rich in intrigue, betrayal, ancient magic, and a love destined to overcome all odds. " --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author, on The Warrior
On the eve of her wedding to the heir of Saiturn Manor, the stunningly beautiful Gytha is shocked to learn that her betrothed, a man she barely knew, is dead. Now she must marry the new heir, Thayer Saiturn, a battle-hardened knight known as the Red Devil. . .
Sometimes Losing Everything. . . Learning of her husband Stephens fatal heart attack is the worst thing Mary Beth Mason can imagine--until she learns about the other family he left behind. Another wife, another daughter, another home hundreds of miles away in Seattle. For twenty years, Mary Beths life centered around pleasing and loving Stephen, socializing with his lawyer friends, taking part in the exclusive San Francisco clubs and guilds he prized, and raising their daughter Aurora while he was away on "business. " Having promised to take care of her forever, he left her instead with mountains of debt and a house mortgaged to the hilt. Is The Only Way To Find Yourself. . . But amidst the piles of unpaid bills, Mary Beth discovers some unexpected gifts--a fierce determination to begin again, a strength she never knew she possessed, and a most unlikely ally. Out of the ashes of a lie, she starts to create the life--and the family--shes always wanted. A life built on trust, honesty, and perhaps even love. . .
Straight From The Heart Cord Tanner has a very simple plan: get paid to be Beatrix Northroupes husband for a month so the prim, but very sexy, Englishwoman can gain rightful ownership of her familys stud farm. Money in hand, hes going to get as far away from Revolt, Kansas, as a fast horse can take him. But Cord soon finds that he admires his Trixies reckless courage--not to mention shes one great kisser. Maybe hes crazy to hope for a real future with her instead of heading for the hills, but now that someones staking a dangerous claim to her farm, Cords decided to stick around as long as the lady needs protecting. That wedding ring he put on her finger means her reputation is safe--and hes determined to win her heart. Cord Tanner may not be the most refined man on the frontier, but he sure is the lovingest. . . Janette Kenny is a fourth-generation Kansas native who loves real men and sexy romance.
Shes Always Losing Her Heart. . . If the way to a mans heart is through his stomach, why is chef Abby Porter still sleeping alone? Yes, she likes getting paid to whip up goodies in a well-equipped kitchen, but she would love to get into a good relationship with a well-equipped guy who wont break her heart. Hang on. . . whos the tall, sexy man with the accent? Hes Never Misplaced His. . . A newly minted earl like Ian Wincott has more important things to do than get overly acquainted with a mere cook. And Abby Porter is from. . . New Jersey. That alone makes his blue blood run cold, although he will admit that Abby is pretty. And amusing. Which must be why she attracts so much attention. How terribly American of her to enjoy it. Could it be that he is jealous? Or in love? "What a treat!" --New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson on Glory Days Irene Peterson is a true Jersey girl, having lived in the central part of the state all her life. Her fondest memories are of spending summers on the shore. She even met her future husband on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights. After earning a B. A. in English and history from Montclair State, Irene went on to teach in area schools before marrying her handsome Viking. They have two terrific daughters and continue to walk the boards at Seaside at least twice a year.
Bestselling author Patricia Grasso delivers breathtaking romance and adventure in this new addition to her Kasanov brothers series, a tale of dark intrigue and steamy desire that proves love only conquers when surrender is inevitable . . . Fancy Flambeau is the darling of the London stage, and captures the eye of every gentleman charmed by her beauty. Fancy, however, refuses to be any man's mistress, though Prince Stepan Kazanov relishes the opportunity to change her mind and show her the delights of sensual pleasure. Tempting as his whispered promises may be, Fancy vows to avoid the heartbreaking fate that befell her mother when she gave her love to a selfish aristocrat. But Stepan's games of seduction take a serious turn when terror sweeps through London. A killer dubbed the Rose Petal Murderer is preying upon pretty young women. Desperate to keep Fancy safe, Stepan abducts her from the city, and soon the heat of anger and long-denied passion melt into ecstasy.
In USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodmans sizzling new tale of wicked desire and daring liaisons, the most unlikely couple embarks on an adventure fraught with danger--and a passion too powerful to deny. . . As a masked ball reaches its fever pitch, Cybelline Caldwell surrenders to the embrace of a midnight lover, a stranger who seals her fate. By morning the wanton seductress has been replaced by a determinedly sensible woman preparing to leave London. . . and its memories. Yet temptation follows. For Christopher Hollins, Earl of Ferrin, the notorious rake she so brazenly challenged, vows to show her that one night was not enough. It took some clever detective work, but Ferrin uncovered the identity of his mystery lover, surprised and intrigued to come face to face with Cybelline. Soon he discovers she is a woman of mystery--and a woman in danger, stalked by a ruthless enemy. Unable to erase the searing memory of Cybelline in his arms, Ferrin knows he must discover the secrets that shadow her days. . . for only then can he claim all of her nights. "Goodmans elegant and wryly witty style ensures that her latest is a perfect treat for readers who enjoy smart, sensual love stories à la Amanda Quick. " --Booklist on A Season to Be Sinful
After conventional means fail, Sebastian, Marquess of St. Just, takes reckless measures to secure the crumbling monstrosity known as Trembledown--a haven for local smugglers and moonlighting spies. He plans to scare, not seduce, its owner, but when a midnight encounter leaves them soaked, stranded, and possessing just one blanket for warmth, Sebastian, a. k. a. Robert the Brute, discovers that the widow Violet Treacher is not only willful and unafraid, she is maddeningly desirable. Though the wilds of Cornwall hold no allure, Violet won't give the arrogant Marquess the satisfaction of a sale, so here she shivers, in a wreck of a house, with lips still burning from the passion of a masked smuggler. She knows he's near--for her own bit of real estate is quite the magnet for secrets, danger, even treachery. But how will she recognize the gentleman by day. . . with only the memory of his kiss in the dark?
Things Are Rarely What They Seem If Mattie Owens had been the one to get in her car one January morning and drive away from an adoring husband, a beautiful home, a new baby, and a future bright with promise, no one would have been surprised and no one would have called the police. But its Matties sister, Meredith, who does these things. Meredith, the good sister. The perfect wife and mother. The one who always does everything right. Its Meredith who disappears, leaving rebellious, wild child Mattie to pick up the pieces. Stepping out from Merediths shadow forces Mattie to uncover painful truths about her own life and her "perfect" sister, even as it forges a bond between Mattie and her sisters husband, Collier, a man who makes her realize her hidden strengths. The more she steps into Merediths role, the more she realizes that she may have finally come home. . . The author of more than forty novels, Karen Crane has lived on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, but prefers the Green Country of Northeastern Oklahoma. Though she spent her childhood in a small town, she now lives in Tulsa with her husband, a professional photographer. They have three children and two Miniature Schnauzers.
During the turbulent, decadent reign of William II, a royal mercenary finds himself caught in the throes of an unexpected passion-and played as a pawn in a treacherous game... The bastard son of a Norman nobleman, Robert Beaumont has blossomed into one of England's fiercest killers-and has found himself well paid for his talents. But now the time has come for him to set aside his sword. The king has agreed to reward him for his last service with an estate...on one condition: Robert must marry the sitting tenant-the infamous Lady Deformed. For years, Imogen Colebrook has lived in the ramshackle Saxon keep, the virtual prisoner of her cruel, sadistic brother, the man responsible for her deformity-and for wedding her to a dangerous man. Yet, on Robert's arrival, Imogen nearly brings the hardened warrior to his knees. For she is a vision of unparalleled beauty-living in a world without sight. Drawn to her courageous spirit, Robert gently draws Imogen out of her tortured past. But with her brother always lurking in the shadows, Imogen's newfound sanctuary in Robert's arms is in danger of being destroyed-unless her salvaged heart can find a way out of the darkness...
Miss Lillian Primm is beyond weary of polishing the manners of Boston's young ladies, so when she inherits half ownership of a "hotel" in Fort Floppett, Texas, she eagerly heads outWest only to discover that The Texas Lily is no less than a house of ill repute! Bradley O'Neal doesn't intend to change a thing about The Texas Lily, least of all the lovely ladies who keep customers coming back for more. It won't be the first time he turns on the charm to get his way and discovering what lies behind Miss Primm's proper facade is a game too tempting to pass up. Now, as the strait-laced schoolmarm faces off against the shrewdest gambler in the Lone starState, let the winner take all.
Have love, will travel. . . When Jessie Adams, indie-rock DJ, part-time musician, and full-time fool for self-absorbed long-haired rockers, decides to do a favor for a friend, she never imagines said-favor will take her from sunny SoCal to Waikiki and back again. . . twice. When her pals beach-side music club, The Sea Shack, is threatened by the gentrification of their Bohemian neighborhood. Jessie figures throwing her hat in the City Council race might be a way to save the place. What she doesnt count on is somebody who wants the candidates out of the way--or literally running into Chuck Jackson, one tall, cool, and infuriating detective. After all, Jessie just met the guy, and hes already staking his claim by vowing to protect her at all costs, not that she minds him guarding her body. In fact, she just might like that part of having him around a little too much. But when danger strikes, Jessie will have to figure out fast whether her undercover lover is playing around--or playing for keeps. . . Praise for Genie Davis and The Model Man "A terrific writer with a wonderfully wry sense of humor and a visual style. " --Jane Heller "Marvelously conceived and finely executed. "--Affaire de Coeur "A delightful story [from] a promising author. "--Romantic Times Genie Davis is a produced screen and television writer. Her work in film spans genres from supernatural thriller to comedy; in television, shes worked with ABC Daytime, The Learning Channel, HGTV, and PBS. Her noir romance Dreamtime was published by a small press in 2001. She lives in Southern California with her husband, children, and cats.
Vampire romance suspense. The city is in a panic, because a vicious killer is leaving a trail of mutilated bodies drained of blood.
Sir Artan Murray was right when he decided that the dying old man who bid him collect his niece didn't know her at all. The furious woman facing him is neither "sweet" nor "biddable. " She demands the brawny Highlander return her to the wedding party from which he took her. But Artan has no intention of allowing so spirited and bewitching a creature to endure a loveless marriage to a ruthless lord for her clan's sake. He aims to woo the lass and to show her that true love also yields unforgettable pleasure. Cecily Donaldson knows a bond forged by danger and desperation cannot endure. But Artan's touch leaves her breathless, and she knows this to be her one chance to experience true passion before an arranged marriage seals her fate. Yet once begun, passion cannot be denied . . . nor can a love with the promise to change everything.
Ill Just Hold My Breath, Fancy Pants. . . Oh no. This is so not happening. Her whole life Kat Taylor has been reaching for the brass ring and coming away with nothing but sore knuckles. Not this time. Her flighty Aunt Lila gave her a charming house on Marthas Vineyard for the summer, and now some arrogant, amused, and, okay, surprisingly hunky, British author named Lawrence Kendall says he has a claim to the same cottage! If he thinks that just because hes suave and good-looking and. . . and. . . has that hairy chest and great accent that he can woo her into leaving, well, he can die trying. . . Fine, You Bloody Well Do That, Irrational Woman. . . Kat Taylor may be strange--and rather bewitching--in her foot-stamping protestations, but she is not getting the house. It was granted to Lawrence first and that is that. So. There we are. Very sorry, nice to meet you, have a lovely summer--somewhere else. The last thing Lawrence needs to add to his writers block is some woman skulking about the house, humming, looking distractingly attractive. Bloody hell. Shes not budging. Right. Perhaps the only thing to do is make a temporary peace and ignore each other. . . for two months. Right. Should be no trouble at all. . .
A DANGER THAT CAN'T BE SEEN. Vineyard manager Rachel Gibson's once-blissful marriage crashed to an end with the imprisonment of her husband following a series of senseless tragedies that peaked one night on a bloody stretch of Delaware highway. Five years later, Noah's coming home, and Rachel wonders if he'll be able to piece together some kind of life, with or without her help... AN EVIL THAT CAN'T BE HEARD... But the Noah who returns is a virtual stranger, a mere shadow of the man Rachel loved. And he may be more changed than she realizes. People around town are dying-grisly, torturous deaths-at the hands of someone making them "pay" for their secret sins. And who better to know the victims' deepest secrets than their local clergyman...the former Reverend Noah Gibson? A FEAR THAT CAN'T BE SPOKEN. As body after body is discovered, Rachel can't let go of a sickening sense that the killer's twisted path is pointing in her direction. And to stop the next slaying before it begins, Rachel will have to face her worst nightmare-a terror born of the darkest power of all...
Throw a sassy whiskey slinger together with a down-on-his-luck cowboy and what do you get? A match made in the Last Chance Saloon. . . Shes No Lady Lark Van Schuyler can take care of herself--and has ever since she ran away from home and wound up in Buck Shot, Oklahoma. Taking care of others is a novelty she cant afford. Until she sees a man deep in his drink and being cheated at poker. Lark decides to do him a favor. . . Hes No Gentleman The last thing Larado needs is more booze--especially in his lap. Just when hes about to clean up at cards, a no-account soiled dove drops a drink on him. Its her own dang fault that she loses her job. He never expects to see her again. Especially not during a bank hold-up. In Texas. And married--to him. Theyre Made For Each Other Being tied down to a pretty gal and her crazy donkey is turning out to be the worst fix Larados ever found himself in. The West isnt big enough for both of them. But maybe love is. . . "Sharp, sexy repartee. . . filled with wit and ribald humor, double-crosses and heated passion, this is the most delightful Western of the season. " --Romantic Times on To Tempt A Texan (4 ½ stars, Top Pick, and KISS Award winner) Georgina Gentry is a former Ford Foundation teacher who married her Irish-Indian college sweetheart. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren and make their home on a small lake in central Oklahoma. Georgina is known for the deep research and passion of her novels, resulting in two Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement awards for both Western and Indian Romance. Often a speaker at writers conferences and seldom off the bestseller lists, Georgina has also been inducted into the Oklahoma Professional Writers Hall of Fame. She holds the rare distinction of winning two back-to-back Best Western Romance of the Year awards for To Tame A Savage and To Tame A Texan. To Tease A Texan is Georginas twenty-fourth romance for Zebra Books. When shes not writing or researching, Georgina enjoys gardening and collecting antiques.
Eve Renner has struggled to remember the night she was almost killed and her lover was tried for murder. Her shattered memory helped Cole walk on murder charges just as a new series of killings began.
Faith Chastain spent most of her adult life in a Mental Hospital. Faith and Abby, her daughter, have demons to deal with and a darkly dangerous killer. Detective Montoya reappears in this novel.
As marriage proposals go, Charles Draysmith's suit is as romantic as the moors in December, but he does love her...
The Surprise Of Her LifeSophisticated. Scandalous. In fact, Miss Sarah Hamilton, a proper Philadelphian, finds London society altogether shocking. How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent slumber to find herself in bed next to a handsome--and exceedingly naked--man? The laughing onlookers standing in the doorway are no help whatsoever and surely this amorous lunatic cannot be a duke, as he claims. She is compromised--though she most certainly will not marry him The Sweetest Moment Of HisJames, the Duke of Alford, is enchanted by his unexpected bedmate--and not at all afraid of her pink-cheeked fury. True, the circumstances and place of their meeting are most unusual, but the spirited American who's pummeling him with a pillow is an incomparable beauty. If Sarah will only listen to his perfectly reasonable explanation, James is sure that he can capture her heart. . . forever.
Tell Me What You WantNew to London society and rather. . . awkward. . . Lady Grace Belmont would just as soon hide behind the palm trees as dance with a man she doesn't know. But Baron Dawson is on the hunt for a wife. Grace's generous curves and remarkable height do not intimidate him. In fact, it would be more accurate to describe his reaction to the charming newcomer as lust. Before Grace can so much as gather her thoughts, she finds herself in his arms, committing one shocking impropriety after another. The Baron's devilish attractiveness--to say nothing of his splendid muscles--is simply impossible to resist. Her beloved aunt and chaperone advises patience, but Grace is not about to listen. The handsome baron is whispering such delightful things in her ear. . . Praise for the Novels of Sally MacKenzie"The romance equivalent of chocolate cake. . . every page is an irresistible delight " --Lisa Kleypas, "New York Times" bestselling author"Plenty of sexy sizzle and charming wit. "--"Booklist ""Plenty of heat and hilarity. "--"Publishers Weekly"
What do Bobbi Brown, CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Soledad OBrien, co-host of CNNs American Morning, and Jill Herzig, executive editor of Glamour magazine, all have in common? Theyve all been the New Girl on the Job, just like you. And in this book, youll gain access to their hard-won wisdom and strategies for success. In New Girl on the Job, author Hannah Seligson blows the lid off of one of the most common--and least discussed--topics facing young women today: Surviving and thriving in the workplace. Through interviews with some of the best and brightest businesswomen in the country, meticulous research, and one-on-one chats with hundreds of New Girls starting out in their careers, New Girl on the Job provides you with all of the information you always wanted to know about workplace success but were afraid to ask. Inside, youll find valuable tips and information you can put to use right away: You never get a second chance--Making a killer first impressionIs this the "real me?"--Being "yourself" while maintaining a professional attitudeDress for success--Think Ann Taylor, not Forever 21Just ask--Overcoming your fear of the dumb question--and getting the answers you need to succeedIts just business--Developing a thick skinX + Y--Navigating male-female dynamics at the officeNice is the new mean--Building successful relationships with female coworkers Loaded with real-life advice, helpful lists, and quick take-away points to get you off on the right foot, New Girl on the Job gives you everything you need to take charge of your career--and climb the ladder to success. Hannah Seligson was a new girl on the job--then she got fired. As she searched for answers and support about workplace success, she realized there was no book that encompassed all of the very common questions and issues young women face in todays workforce. So she decided to write one herself.
"Skate, drugs, and rock n roll!" --Kat Von D, LA Ink Skateboarding used to be my life. When I was fourteen years old, I was discovered by Bucky Lasek and Tony Hawk and was on my way to turning pro. I toured the country, signed autographs, and had my photo in skate magazines. Then I got hooked on heroin and threw it all away. Soon I was living in an abandoned garage and begging for spare change. Ripping off my family and friends meant nothing to me. I was a dreamseller, pushing the fantasy that I was a recovering addict. Anything to get my precious next fix. This is my story of struggling to survive on the streets and battling with addiction in rehab. Its a story of trust I betrayed and trust I had to earn back. Its also the story of my friendship with MTV and Jackass star Bam Margera. I would have died a junkies death if not for him. Bam convinced me to write about how my addiction destroyed my career--and nearly my life. "Entertaining, shocking, crazy, unimaginable. " --Bam Margera With 24 pages of photos. Brandon Novak is an actor, TV personality, radio show host (on Radio Bam, Sirius Faction 28), author, and former pro skateboarder. He currently resides in Baltimore. Joseph Frantz is a film producer, cinematographer, and media personality. He lives in Philadelphia.
Finalist for ITWs 2008 Thriller Award in Best Paperback Original. FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is sure hes this close to trapping a serial killer . . . but the killer is planning a gruesome surprise that will come far too close to home. . . The Image Of Murder The Mississippi Ripper likes to work in pairs--of victims. For every dead body laid to waste, a second one faces it, a grotesque mirror image of terror and torment. Special Agent Ulysses Grove thinks he knows the method to the killers madness. But grasping the twisted logic behind the brutal slayings propels him onto a path of danger--to him and to everything he holds dear. Pushed to the limit, Groves only hope is to dig deep into his own past. But this is one serial killer with powerful resources--and Groves worst fears are already one step ahead of him. . . "M. Night Shyamalan, meet Harlan Coben. "--David Ellis Praise For Twisted "Scarily real and really scary--everything a great thriller should be. "--Lee Child Praise For Frozen "A thrilling, beautifully paced skyrocket of a novel. "--Peter Straub "A relentless chiller that leaves you guessing and gasping again and again. "--David Morrell "An author of impressive range, depth, and audacity. " --Chicago Tribune Jay Bonansinga is the award-winning author of nine novels, as well as his acclaimed nonfiction work, The Sinking of the Eastland, published by Citadel Press. The Chicago Tribune has called him "one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers. " Several of his titles are currently in development as major Hollywood movies, and his work has been translated into eleven languages. He is a longtime resident of the Chicago area and is a visiting professor at Northwestern University. He lives with his wife and two sons in Evanston, Illinois.
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