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Coffee. . .tea. . .or a pastry chef sweeter than any confection. . .Scotch trifle fit for Queen Victoria, scones with clotted cream. . .Alys Redcake knows the way to a man's heart. Yet she is unaware that with each morsel--and flash of ankle--she is seducing the handsome marquess frequenting her father's tea shop. Unmarried at twenty-six, Alys's first love is the family business. But thoughts of the gentleman's touch are driving her to distraction. . .With his weakness for sugar, the Marquess of Hatbrook can imagine no more desirable woman than one scented with cake and spice. Mistaking Alys for a mere waitress, he has no doubt she would make a most delicious mistress. And when he finds himself in need of an heir, he plans to make her his convenient bride. Yet as they satisfy their craving for one another, business and pleasure suddenly collide. Will Hatbrook's passion for sweets--and for Alys--be his heart's undoing?85,000 Words
She Learned Of Love In A Time Of War. . .When patriotic Kirsten Van Atta found a Continental soldier lying wounded in the woodland path near her New Jersey colony home, she knew she must do what she could for the Revolutionary cause and nurse him back to health. It was a risky undertaking--there were British soldiers in residence at the local tavern. But the greatest threat came from the soldier himself. His broad-shouldered strength and russet brown eyes made her long to embark on desire's rapturous course, though she knew little about Richard Maddox except that he would soon leave her. . . He Risked His Life For A Dangerous Passion. . .Richard Maddox owed his life to the blond, blue-eyed ministering angel who'd found him when he was near death. But could he trust her, when spies were everywhere and his mission was so important? And what would she think if she saw him in his Tory uniform? The dangers were many, but in the midst of the horror of war, he could not deny himself the chance to sample the pleasures that Kirsten's lush flesh and tender touch promised. . .110,000 Words
A Pampered Belle. . .Devastated by her fiancé's betrayal, young Rachel Dempsey fled a life of privilege in Baltimore's high society for a hard-scrabble existence at her father's mission on the rugged shores of Lake Superior. There she tended the wounded brought to the mission's infirmary and vowed no man would ever touch her heart again--certainly not Black Hawk, the disturbingly sensual Ojibwa warrior she was tenderly nursing back to health. A Fearless Brave. . .Black Hawk had never allowed a woman to distract him from the dark dream of vengeance he had harbored against his hated Sioux enemy since boyhood. But soon the warmth in Rachel's eyes began melting the ice that shrouded his soul, and when danger threatened the mission, the fierce warrior spirited away the beautiful white angel to the safety of his own village. There Rachel discovered a new peace among the gentle Ojibwa, while the tenderness in Black Hawk's fiery touch ignited a sudden passion--convincing them both that they shared a love as bold and timeless as the untamed plains of the wild Northwest.110,000 Words
Reprinted EditionShe Would Have Her RevengeBess Metcalfe had been young when she first met ruggedly handsome seaman Seth Garret, but she had loved him with all the passion of a woman. And he had repaid her love by abandoning her! Little did he know that she now held his fate in her hands. For with her uncle's death, she was sole owner of the family merchant business, which counted Seth's ship among its assets. Bess planned to show Seth how it felt to be betrayed--if only her own searing attraction for the virile captain did not betray her first. . .He Would Have Her HeartIt was five years since the call of duty had swept Seth from Bess's sensuous embrace. . .five years since the fickle vixen had written him off with a cruel letter. And here she was--aboard his ship--even more beautiful and bewitching than before. One taste of her sweet, sea-kissed lips was all it took to rekindle the flames of raging desire. And as she filled the long shipboard nights with a blazing passion that consumed his very soul, Seth knew he was lost. . .lost in the rapturous wonder of a love that bound him--now and forever--to his stormy, seductive. . .Sea Mistress100,000 Words
Reprinted EditionShe Ran From The Arm Of English Law. . .After killing her lecherous stepfather in self-defense, Hannah Gibbons fled to the New World where another cruel fate awaited her as slave to the fierce Seneca Indians. Terrified, her first thought was escape. . .until she met her new master, the mysterious blond brave with sapphire eyes. And Into The Hands Of A Savage. . .When Hannah, bathing in a lake, found herself face to face with White Bear's golden muscles and nothing between them but the crystal blue water, she was shocked to discover that the wild beating of her heart, and the prickling of her skin was not fear. . .but desire. And suddenly, slavery seemed sweeter than freedom. Praise For Candace Mccarthy's Books"Passion burns through the story." --Rendezvous on Heaven's Fire"Exciting. . .superb. . .A timely tale." --Affaire de Coeur on Irish Linen120,000 Words
Arrogant CaptainBran Donovan rued the day suspected Tory spy Molly McCormick had been captured and smuggled aboard his ship. With her wild raven tresses flowing about her shoulders and her sweet curves barely covered by a buckskin tunic, the half-breed beauty made sharing close quarters a trying test of his nobility. But the rebel privateer wouldn't let her go until he found out how much she knew about his operation. And once he'd had a taste of her soft red lips and felt her slender body trembling in his arms, he knew he couldn't release her until he'd coaxed every tender secret from her silken flesh as well! Seductive PrisonerThe handsome captain had locked Molly inside his cramped cabin to keep her safe from his lusty crew, but there was no one to protect the innocent captive from the primitive passion Bran's very nearness evoked. His eyes were as blue as the sea, and they seemed to awaken her very soul. Molly yearned to hate the brash buccaneer, yet with each passing day his hot embraces turned her heart traitor. . .and had her longing for the night when he'd unleash her searing desire and brand her forever as the. . .Smuggler's Woman100,000 Words
A Woman Bound By Her Future. . .Raised by the Lenni Lenape tribe, Joanna Neville returns to them after spending six years in England under the strict hand of her uncle. The carefree young girl known to her tribe as "Autumn Wind" is now an heiress with the bearing of an English blue-blood. But her passion remains untamed, as she is about to discover when she is reunited with a man from her past. . . A Brave Chosen To Lead. . .Fireheart is no longer the lovestruck youth he once was when he knew Autumn Wind. Upon the village sachem's death, he will be the new leader. Yet beneath Fireheart's grim weight of responsibility lies a need that can be filled by only one woman--a woman whose prim and proper facade masks a spirit as wild as the wind. . .and a desire waiting to be unleashed.100,000 Words
Reprinted EditionDreams Of FreedomIt was a stroke of sheer luck that saved the newborn's life. Kidnapped as she traveled from New York to Delaware, Rebecca Morton had been forced to become a slave to the Cayuga chief's pregnant wife. Now, suddenly hailed throughout the land as a great healer, Rebecca lived for one dream: her freedom. Trapped By DesireNight Wind, the warrior who crept into his enemy's camp under cloak of darkness, was driven by one thought: to save his brother. As he carried the woman they called "White Medicine Woman" bound and blindfolded into the wilderness, she was his only hope. She would become his only desire. . .17,500 Words
Reprinted EditionHE HELD HER CAPTIVEAbigail Rawlins came to the shores of Lake Ontario in search of her missing brother. She knew about the threat of Indians, but she never expected to find herself a captive to a mighty chief. Determined to ignore the arrogant savage, she soon becomes fascinated with this white man-turned-Indian. As much as she tries to deny it, Abbey knows that he alone could pleasure her with glorious nights of wild, untamed love...SHE HELD HIS HEARTGreat Arrow was happy to avenge the loss of his betrothed by kidnapping this white woman and then trading her to French trappers. He had been born into an English family, but after being captured and raised by Indians he has no interest in white people and their violent ways. Yet his newest captive has succeeded in stirring his desire like no other. Her fierce spirit makes her stand out, as does her golden hair which shines bright as the midday sun. He'll take this defiant woman as his own, caress her shapely body, and carry her to the heights of white hot passion...93,500 Words
A BALTIMORE BEAUTY...As innocent as she is idealistic, Amelia Dempsy arrives in Michigan knowing nothing of life in this untamed land or of the Indian people she has come to help. It's no wonder she immediately clashes with Daniel Trahern, a rugged blond frontiersman who opposes those who attempt to "civilize" the Indians with the White man's ways.A RUGGED BLACKSMITHAnd when raiders attack her home, kidnapping her father, Amelia is left with no other choice but to accept Daniel's protection. Unsettled by the awakening passion he ignites, she fights her attraction for the handsome blacksmith--realizing only too late she has put her heart in jeopardy. For Daniel's tragic past conspires to keep them apart even as their undeniable desire brings them together...124,600 Words
SHE DESIRES ONLY HIM...Meghan McBride owes her life to the elegant stranger who saved her from a brutal attacker. Death had cruelly taken away her father on this long voyage to America, leaving her alone and prey to the dangers that lay beyond her Irish homeland. Now, in need of a man's protection until they reach Delaware's shores, she agrees to pose as Lucas Ridgely's bride-to-be....BUT SHE WAS PROMISED TO ANOTHERMeghan is nothing like the pampered beauties Lucas is used to courting, but this waif-like woman with the haunting air of melancholy stirs something deep inside him. In America, a man waits for her. Bur the thought of Meghan in another's arms drives Lucas almost to madness. Somehow, he must find a way to claim her for his own, to show her the true meaning of passion--and to convince her that promises are made to be broken...and true love is meant to be fulfilled.121,800 Words
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Fog And FascinationAlba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, too. A man called the Ripper stalks the midnight streets. There are rumors that her hated stepmother has found her again, suggestions that the nightmares of her childhood are returning. And with them appears the cursed Gypsy boy she once loved, grown into a man more seductive and more terrifying than she ever could have dreamed...Dimitri Grigorescu has become a surgeon, a gentleman--and a vampire. The lusts that drive his body are scarcely under control, and even he does not truly know what he is capable of. To fight evil and confusion, Alba must rely only on her wits--and a desire that overwhelms her doubts...Praise for Beauty and the Wolf"Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read." --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight's Warrior"Beauty and the Wolf is a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again." --Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love
"Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read." --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight's Warrior"Beauty and the Wolf is a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again." --Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne LoveA Union Of CursesIsabella Farrington's marriage was hasty. For all her new husband's riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven's dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble. . .But when Isabella returns to Draven's remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother's scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own. . .
Lady Elizabeth Sommersett is the pampered, beautiful daughter of a powerful earl. But when she is shipwrecked on her way to an arranged marriage, her future seems over--until she is she rescued by a magnificent warrior. Elizabeth had no idea a man could be as strong yet tender, not to mention breathtaking, as Cain Dare. But even more shocking is Cain's announcement that she now belongs to him--that she is his gift from the sea. Nor is Elizabeth prepared that in place of her comfortable life, she may have gained a passion she never knew possible...135,000 Words
With his honored father in the hands of hostile English soldiers, proud Delaware war chief Fire Talon has no choice but to take a captive of his own. Rebecca Brandt is the beautiful, untouched bride of his most despised foe--and fiery enough to have taken a shot at him. But though Rebecca may hate and fear Talon, she is human enough to feel sympathy for his losses--and desire for his powerful spirit, and body. 199,000 Words
"Sheer, unadulterated pleasure....Written from the heart." --Jennifer BlakeA Mother's SacrificeRuthlessly kidnapped, Elizabeth Fleming has endured nine years as an English slave to a Seneca warrior. Only devotion to her two small children, fathered in captivity, have brought her comfort. But now, a handsome stranger has come to free her--whether she wants it or not. For her son and daughter must stay behind. Elizabeth can only hope the man is as kind as he is bold--and that the desire he awakens in her does not divert her from her course...A Woman's HeartMore Indian than white, Hunt Campbell was sure that rescuing Elizabeth was a fool's errand. She'd no longer be the girl her father remembered. And he was right. Elizabeth was a grown woman--more courageous and beautiful than Hunt imagined. And more stubborn. For after one thrilling, intimate night together, Elizabeth flees to save her children. But now Hunt knows it is his destiny to risk his life for her mission--and her love... "A masterful storyteller." --Rendezvous150,000 Words
In a time of revolution, a fiery young widow may have to compromise more than her politics...As British soldiers swarm her Maryland plantation, Caroline Steele must feign loyalty to the Crown to protect her home. But she is in danger of losing everything when a fugitive chooses her bedroom as his hiding place--and effectively ruins her reputation. Now the scoundrel owes Caroline his life--a debt she demands he pay--with marriage...Rebel sea captain Garrett Faulkner never planned to take a wife. But Caroline has him undeniably trapped--and tempted. With the British on his heels, and a murderous suitor after her fortune, both have much to lose--and more to gain than their hearts dare imagine. For marriage is merely one part of a bargain filled with secrets, adventure--and irresistible desire...150,000 Words
An outlaw Scotsman and a manor's independent young mistress form an unconventional partnership--in adventure and in love. . .Pirate, convict, and runaway bond servant, Kincaid is just the man Lady Elizabeth Lacy Bennett has been searching for. Now he's found, and as far as Bess is concerned, hanging is too easy an escape for the scoundrel who stole her beloved horse--and dared to repay her with a searing kiss. For despite his crimes, Kincaid is a valuable worker--worth every penny she has paid for his indenture--and the ideal guide to help find a lost treasure that could save her Maryland plantation from ruin. She may be mad to trust the charismatic Scotsman, for it's clear he desires more from her than freedom, but Bess was raised to finish what she starts, and to follow her heart--even if she may lose it. . ."A superb storyteller. . .I loved it!" --Linda Ladd150,000 Words
A smuggler's spirited daughter and the dashing illegitimate son of King Charles II find they have more in common than meets the eye. . .Chained together to prevent escape from the gallows, accused witch Lacy Bennett and pirate James Black appear destined for the noose. Only their quick wit and good looks save them from the violence of a hostile crowd. And thanks to a timely distraction, they are soon on a ship bound for the Caribbean--headed toward a hidden treasure. But false friends, treacherous greed, and danger at every turn only serve to bring them closer, and in each other they will find more to live for than gold. . .150,000 Words
Never a dull moment! --Catherine HartA Fighting Chance. . .Spirited Cailin McGreggor would murder again if it taught the English cavalry to keep their hands off a respectable Scottish lass. Now she'll hang--unless she weds the enemy who killed her stepfather in battle--and leaves Scotland forever. Cailin agrees, but vows it will be a marriage in name only--no matter how seductive she finds her new husband's honest words, striking features, and strong body. . . A Vision Of Love. . .When his Shawnee mother died and his white father claimed him, Sterling Gray grew to become a British soldier and a gentleman. Now he's rescued a Scottish hellion and made her his bride. For somehow the breathtaking beauty awakens him to his destiny--and leads him back home as they journey to America. But much as he desires his wife, Sterling prefers her willing--and he'll be sure she can't resist his charms for long. . . "A masterful storyteller." --Rendezvous126,378 Words
Life's Barter. . .Fiona O'Neal hopes to flee Ireland's dire poverty by coming to America as an indentured servant. But her modest dreams are shattered when she is ruthlessly traded to a pair of vulgar backwoodsmen. Yet her greatest fear may be the handsome shaman, Wolf Shadow, who rescues her virtue from ruin--and takes her to live among the Shawnee. . . Love's Rescue. . .A powerful peacemaker, Wolf Shadow knows war is imminent and is determined to unite the tribes. But he will risk his life, and his mission, to awaken the brave and beautiful Fiona to his love--and an untamed passion she'd sworn to resist, but cannot long deny. . .111,520 Words
Trial By Fire. . .Moonfeather had seen her Shawnee people execute a man by fire before. When she discovers a captive Englishman about to suffer the same fate, she does not intend to see it again. Even an enemy deserves a warrior's death. Her only choice is a brazen one: to claim the reckless man to be her husband.And Desire. . .Viscount Brandon may have been spared a cruel death, but the son of a Scottish earl now endured a different torment. For despite their intimate quarters, the wildly beautiful Moonfeather has no intention of consummating their marriage. Yet the two cannot help but grow closer. And as Brandon discovers that he and Leah Moonfeather Stewart have far more in common than their intense attraction, he is determined to bring her to England as his wife. But in the face of more treachery, Moonfeather may have to save the day once more. . .106,515 Words
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