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Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the cold war, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan--to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them...
With the chalk outline gone from their front porch, Aggie Sloan-Wilcox and her minister husband think they can resume their lives. But when Ginger, Aggie's despised former foster sister, comes for Christmas, and turns up dead as a drumstick, Aggie's sister is suspected. Now it's up to Aggie to find the real murderer-who's decided there's a loophole in thou shalt not kill.
Meet Cassandra Slick--a private investigator who knows that few pleasures in life can compare to a dry martini, a sexy blonde, and serving sweet justice on New Jersey's meanest streets. . . While other little girls dreamed of growing up to be princesses, Cassandra Slick wanted to be Pam Grier in Foxy Brown, busting bad-ass criminals while yelling "Take that, you jive turkey!" She got her wish, but at the request of her girlfriend Laura--the beautiful, blonde daughter of New Jersey's wealthiest clam magnate--Slick has given up cop life to be a P.I. Now her former precinct captain, Frank DeStasio, has called on Slick's help to clear a colleague, Tom Brandeal, accused of murdering a gorgeous black prostitute. Brandeal is a homophobe who does the force no favors, but Slick has her own reasons for wanting to know what really happened to her old friend Paradise, a.k.a Gloria Roxley. Scouring the back alleys and red-light districts of Newark--the compost heap of the Garden State--Slick is soon knee-deep in shady senators, crooked cops, fabulous transsexuals, sordid blackmail, and lots and lots of dead bodies--and her troubles are only just beginning. . .
He's bringing anything but peace and quiet. . . Tate Winslow is done with all the guns, the adventures, the brushes with death. All she wants is to be left alone. So when her enigmatic ex-boss shows up on her doorstep barely alive, she really tries not to care. He's all alpha male, the baddest of the bad--and a threat to her hard-won peace in more ways than one. Tate is the only lead Derek Cole has on a case that could blow the intelligence world apart--if it doesn't kill him before he can figure it out. She was his best agent, but she's in hiding and he's gone rogue, and he's starting to think of her in a very nonprofessional way. In fact, he wants Tate like he wants his next breath, but he's already risking his life and his career. . .does he need to put his heart in danger too?
Ethan and Derek Taggart: they're the men of Gemini, and when it comes to sheet-scorching undercover work, nobody does it better. The only one they answer to is big brother Danny--that is, until the right women come along to grab the reins and crack the whip as hard as the Taggart men like it... Security is Derek Taggart's game, and he plays it straight--no margin for error, no time to fool around...except with one hot little number who changes everything. He takes her home when she needs a ride--one she'll never forget. The problem is Derek can't forget her, a total about-face for a guy who keeps his enemies closer than his lovers. Then he finds out the sexy dynamo is Alyssa Miles, notorious party girl and darling of the gossip rags. It's time to walk away and never look back, which would be a hell of a lot easier if his agency didn't desperately need the high-profile gig her family's offering: a minor detail that consists mainly of Derek watching Alyssa 24/7. Keeping an eagle eye on every inch of Alyssa's nubile body isn't exactly a hardship--the problem is keeping his hands off and his brain on when things go dangerously wrong...
They are Satyrs, men endowed with legendary carnal knowledge who demand total and complete control with their sexual prowess. . . A Night Of Bliss Emma anxiously awaits her husband's return home to Tuscany on Calling night. She hopes that the night-long copulation will draw them closer together for she questions whether they truly love one another. But when Carlo arrives, injured in battle and unable to perform, she learns she must mate instead with Dominic, a lusty, royal Satyr. It is a night of hedonistic passion that leaves her wanting much, much more. . . A Moment Of Rapture Like other Satyr lords, Vincent is driven to mate from dusk to dawn every Calling night. But as a bachelor, Vincent must conjure a female from the mist who will satisfy his sexual needs. While his brothers summon a different partner with each full moon, Vincent calls upon the same one time after time. He wants her to experience the same erotic pleasure he feels and one night she does--the magic is real. . . Dominic 5 stars reviews from Romance Junkies; Coffeetime Romance; Whipped Cream; Kwips & Kritiques Top Pick, Paranormal Romance Praise for Elizabeth Amber and NICHOLAS. . . "A steamy, hot tale that scorches the pages. Amber's imagination skyrockets!"--Coffee Time Romance "Highly erotic. . .kept me spellbound."--Joyfully Reviewed, 5 stars, Recommended Read "The leading man is the sexiest one this reader has seen in a long time!"--Romantic Times BOOKReviews Praise for RAINE . . . "One of the the strongest heroines I have ever read . . . great, erotic sex. "--TwoLips Reviews - 5 lips, Recommended Read "This is a must read book for 2008!" --ParaNormal Romance reviews Praise for LYON . . . "Unputdownable" --Paranormal Romance Reviews, Top Pick "An extraordinary read" --Coffeetime Romance, 5 stars
Every day Leila al-Ghani spends in Mosul is a reminder of what her life once was. Before the war, she was the daughter of one of the city's finest families. She was encouraged by her parents to get an education, to think like a modern woman. But now, with Mosul crumbling around her, she is expected to strictly adhere to traditions, to dress modestly with the hijab covering her hair, and to be arranged in marriage. Disobeying her domineering father and secretly taking a job as a translator at an American military base, Leila's beliefs are forever challenged when she meets a host of new people with different perspectives on the war--and the world. But it is Leila's friendship with Major James Cartwright that will test her courage in profound ways. And when she discovers those she loves are deeply entangled in the most violent, controversial aspects of the war, where she places her loyalties could cost Leila her life. The Nightingale is a riveting debut that offers a rare glimpse into war-torn Iraq--where a spirited young woman must choose between honoring the customs of the past and her own hopes for the future. . . "Morgana Gallaway has crafted a powerful story of one Iraqi woman's fight to keep her dreams alive even as her family, hometown, and country are being destroyed. There's a lot of truth in this work of fiction." --Laura Fitzgerald, author of Veil of Roses "Gallaway's debut deftly captures a young woman's lonely battle for survival in a family and country abruptly shattered by war. The Nightingale is a poignant tale of family loyalty, taboo love and the ravages of war." --Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride
Loch And Load, Baby Location coordinator Erin McGregor has finally found the perfect setting for her romance reality show, Your Prince Charming. The Chisholm clan stronghold in the Scottish Highlands has it all--romantic moors, windswept cliffs, misty lochs, a four-hundred-year-old castle, and possibly the most gorgeous man she's ever laid eyes on in chieftain Dylan Chisholm. His three youngest brothers spoken for, Dylan Chisholm is at the top of his village's matchmaking list. Now they've sent some impish, forthright American lass up to tempt him into a devil's bargain: a foolish romance show for the money his village so desperately needs. It took a tragic loss to get Dylan to embrace his heritage. He can't turn away from such a promising offer. But keeping his thoughts off Erin McGregor is another matter. She's everything he never wanted in a woman, and suddenly, she's everything he craves in every way possible. . .
France, 1680. Louis XIV, the Sun King, is at the height of his power. The court at Versailles is a paradise for privileged young women. Jeanne Yvette Mas Du Bois is unlike most other courtiers. Her thirst for knowledge often incurs her father's brutal wrath. But her uncle encourages Jeanne's independence, secretly teaching her fencing in the palace's labyrinthine basement... When two of the king's Musketeers are beset by criminals who are mere feet from Jeanne's fencing lesson, she intervenes, saving one of the Musketeers' lives. Hidden behind her mask, Jeanne is mistaken for a man. As "Jean Luc," Jeanne is admitted to an inner circle where she learns of an assassination plot against the Queen. As Jean Luc, she is permitted to bring her intelligence and swordsmanship to bear. And as Jean Luc, she is free to love the man of her choosing. . .even if she can never have him. Now, with the Queen in jeopardy, and her own double life making her privy to the tangled intrigues at court, Jeanne is in a powerful--yet increasingly perilous--position. Brimming with lush period detail and vivid, unforgettable characters, The Courtier's Secret takes readers into a fascinating, intriguing world of pageantry, adventure, betrayals, and secrets. "Exquisitely done. . .fabulous. . .unforgettable characters." --Marilyn Rondeau "Compelling. . .brings vividly to life the constrained life of the noble Frenchwoman." --Allie Bates, author of Earthchild Reading Group Guide Inside
If you're interested in giving bdsm stories a try, I'd highly recommend starting with Vonna Harper. --eCataRomance Reviews Raw Reporter Smokey Powers has come to a small Oregon town to investigate a developer's disappearance. But from the moment she wanders into a local art gallery, she's captivated by a stunning photograph of a hawk in flight. . .and by her urgent need to meet the photographer, to touch him. . .to know him. Reckless When Smokey comes face-to-face with Mato Hawk, a member of a local tribe, his masculinity overwhelms her. For once, this ambitious career woman is learning what it means to submit in every way. Again and again Mato takes her to the brink of release, becoming more dominant and demanding, awakening every inch of her body to pure sensation until she's never felt more alive--or less in control. And Red Hot Seduction was a way for Mato to stop Smokey from jeopardizing his people's land with her investigation. Now their desire has become an unstoppable force that's wild, risky, and deliciously unpredictable. . . WARNING! THIS IS A REALLY HOT BOOK (Sexually Explicit)
His wicked desire could free her. . . Strikingly handsome, wealthy, and accomplished, Brian Donovan has succeeded in everything he puts his mind to--except marriage. Now, as a favor to his former military commander Teddy Roosevelt, Brian is investigating a powerful new weapon invented in the small European country of Eisengau. The task carries prestige, danger, and an enticing complication in the lithe form of Meredith Duncan. With her deliciously candid approach to all things sensual, Meredith is unlike any woman Brian has known. In fact, she wants him to ruin her reputation--and Brian eagerly obliges, initiating a passionate, playful, and wildly erotic affair. . . Or enslave her. . . A feminist who believes in free love, Meredith has always battled convention. When her parents urge her toward an odious marriage, Meredith turns to the dashing, thoroughly masculine American who could be her only hope of escape. But nothing is as simple as it seems, and as competition to acquire the new weapon turns deadly, two lovers are drawn into a treacherous game where the stakes run as high as their raw, mutual desire, and the greatest risk of all may lie within an untested and all-consuming love. . . Praise For The Novels Of Diane Whiteside "Very hot. . .Once you start you won't want to stop reading." --Romantic Times "So steamy that it fogs one's reading glasses. . ." --Booklist on The Irish Devil
Sexual healing. . .there's nothing like it. And Ecstasy Island is where it happens. Meet two heroes who know exactly how to vanquish a woman's every fear and teach her to love--and fully live--again. But this erotic escape is by invitation only. . . Killing Me Softly Chris Cavanaugh considers it his calling to breathe new life into women with troubled pasts. From the moment he brings Claire Vaughn to the beautiful but isolated outpost of Ecstasy Island, he's surprised by her strength and spirit--and held captive by her sensual imagination and skill, night after night after night. . . In Living Color Treah Baldwin believes in greeting each one of the women sent to him to be healed with a literal sexual awakening. His hands-on technique does wonders for body and soul. Dana Lancer has never experienced anything like it. Finding scorchingly hot erotic bliss in his muscular arms becomes a reality straight out of her wildest dreams. . . Praise for Jodi Lynn Copeland. . . "Three terrifically hot stories in one book. . .a reader's dream." --Romance Reviews Today on Operation G-Spot "Fantastic. . .smoldering-hot scenes, with details that will have you reaching for a cold glass of water. . .a great read." --Romantic Times on After Hours WARNING! THIS IS A REALLY HOT BOOK (Sexually Explicit)
Once upon a time, there were three little girls. Charity. Justine. Anna. Individually, they're lethal weapons. Together? They're the force to be reckoned with at Liberty Investigations. Their bodies may be made for sin, but everything else is for kicking ass. . . Anna The daughter of an English aristocrat and former British ambassador, Anna Sterling doesn't need to get her hands dirty to obliterate the bad guys. She can destroy lives using nothing more than a laptop. Now her formidable hacking skills have uncovered a black market gun-running operation, and Anna--along with a group of ex-mercenaries headed by Jack Savage--travels to Algiers to track down the leader. Jack is as rough around the edges as Anna is refined, which makes the blazing night they spend together completely inexplicable--and mindblowingly hot. . . Jack's the best at what he does, and he'll make no apologies for his methods--or for wanting gorgeous, sophisticated Anna anywhere and everywhere he can get her. If she's wary of him now, she'd be even more shocked by the man he used to be. But the only way to keep her safe, and take down the enemy, is to risk the one thing Jack never thought to lose--his heart.
They Come Together In A Haze Of Seduction...Powerfully sensual and potently erotic, the Chanku are an exotic race of shapeshifters. Their intent is never to harm, only to delight in each other's sexual passion and pleasure. But someone or something is out to hurt them, and after attacks against all threepacks across the country, all targeted at women and children, Anton Cheval calls the Chanku home to find out who is orchestrating these assaults--and to stop them.Where Passion Knows No Limits...But as the Chanku come together to defend themselves, something even more unexpected happens. The combined sexual energy of so many libidinous shapeshifters creates an orgy of uncontrollable desire. Now Anton wonders if the Chanku's powers of seduction have merely increased in the presence of so many of their own kind, or whether they have discovered an important and unexpected legacy from their mystical and mysterious past..."Hot and erotically charged! The author's grasp of how to keep a story going with multiple characters is unsurpassed." --Coffee Time Romance"A spectacular feast for the senses...any new [Wolf Tales] book is an automatic buy for me."--Romance Junkies (5 blue ribbons)
T. Greenwood's new novel is a powerful, haunting tale of enduring love, destructive secrets, and opportunities that arrive in disguise . . . In Two Rivers, Vermont, Harper Montgomery is living a life overshadowed by grief and guilt. Since the death of his wife, Betsy, twelve years earlier, Harper has narrowed his world to working at the local railroad and raising his daughter, Shelly, the best way he knows how. Still wracked with sorrow over the loss of his life-long love and plagued by his role in a brutal, long-ago crime, he wants only to make amends for his past mistakes. Then one fall day, a train derails in Two Rivers, and amid the wreckage Harper finds an unexpected chance at atonement. One of the survivors, a pregnant fifteen-year-old girl with mismatched eyes and skin the color of blackberries, needs a place to stay. Though filled with misgivings, Harper offers to take Maggie in. But it isn't long before he begins to suspect that Maggie's appearance in Two Rivers is not the simple case of happenstance it first appeared to be. "TWO RIVERS is a dark and lovely elegy, filled with heartbreak that turns itself into hope and forgiveness. I felt so moved by this luminous novel." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author "Two Rivers is a convergence of tales, a reminder that the past never washes away, and yet, in T. Greenwood's delicate handling of time gone and time to come, love and forgiveness wait on the other side of what life does to us and what we do to it. This novel is a sensitive and suspenseful portrayal of family and the ties that bind." --Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever and River of Heaven"The premise of TWO RIVERS is alluring: the very morning a deadly train derailment upsets the balance of a sleepy Vermont town, a mysterious girl show up on Harper Montgomery's doorstep, forcing him to dredge up a lifetime of memories--from his blissful, indelible childhood to his lonely, contemporary existence. Most of all, he must look long and hard at that terrible night twelve years ago, when everything he held dear was taken from him, and he, in turn, took back. T. Greenwood's novel is full of love, betrayal, lost hopes, and a burning question: is it ever too late to find redemption?" - Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, author of The Effects of Light and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize-winning Set Me Free"From the moment the train derails in the town of Two Rivers, I was hooked. Who is this mysterious young stranger named Maggie, and what is she running from? In Two Rivers, T. Greenwood weaves a haunting story in which the sins of the past threaten to destroy the fragile equilibrium of the present. Ripe with surprising twists and heart-breakingly real characters, Two Rivers is a remarkable and complex look at race and forgiveness in small-town America." --Michelle Richmond, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Year of Fog and No One You Know "Two Rivers is a stark, haunting story of redemption and salvation. T. Greenwood portrays a world of beauty and peace that, once disturbed, reverberates with searing pain and inescapable consequences; this is a story of a man who struggles with the deepest, darkest parts of his soul, and is able to fight his way to the surface to breathe again. But also--maybe more so--it is the story of a man who learns the true meaning of family: When I am with you, I am home. A memorable, powerful work." --Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain Praise for T. Greenwood's Novels Undressing The Moon "This beautiful story, eloquently told, demands attention. Highly recommended." -Library Journal (starred review) "Greenwood has skillfully managed to create a novel with unforgettable characters, finely honed descriptions, and beautiful imagery." -Book Street USA "A lyrical, delicately affecting tale." -Publishers Weekly Nearer Than The Sky "Greenwood is an assured guide through this strange territory; she has a lush, evocative style." -The New York Times Book Review "Greenwood writes with grace and compas...
When seventeen-year-old Ethan Whitley leaves his home in California for Berkley Academy, a prestigious Massachusetts prep school, he's a blank slate, a shy follower of rules in search of himself. Ethan is given the chance to start over when he is hand-picked by his wealthy, disaffected classmate, Todd Eldon, and a seductive, enigmatic teacher, Hannah McClellan, a free spirit for whom rules were meant to be broken. Life with Todd and Hannah is a revelation, an invitation to a world of privilege and desire. But looming over these heady evenings is the disturbing mystery of Hannah's fragmented past, one that Ethan longs desperately to understand. As secrets are revealed, Ethan is pulled deep into the undertow of Hannah's history and Todd's longings. Soon, he learns that every deceit has a price, every lie is an ugly truth, and that those he has come to trust are people he doesn't know at all. "In the tradition of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep, with just the right hint of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Dolby gives us a glimpse into the rarefied world of elite New England boarding schools and manages at the same time to say something new about adolescence, sexuality, and the way art can give us what we need to survive. --Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits "Dolby puts his own prep school experience to fine use in his second novel. . .beautifully observed." --Publishers Weekly "A tender and funny novel." --David Ebershoff
The moment Abby Fitzgerald sees two soldiers approach her front door, she knows her husband is dead. John Stanton, who gave up his career as a star NFL running back to serve after 9/11, has been killed in Iraq. Suddenly Abby's kitchen is overflowing with casseroles brought by the army wives' club to which she has never really belonged. And her in-laws arrange a lavish funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in spite of Abby's misgivings. John had grown to hate the war even though he loved his country, and Abby can't reconcile the complex man she knew with the version being portrayed by self-serving politicians, military, and the media. Shell-shocked, Abby strives to cope with her own heartache while comforting John's loved ones, including his mother Sharice, his staunchly anti-war sister Madison, and his bitter younger brother Noah. But amidst her loss is a growing conviction that the truth about John's death is far from over. Gripping, thoughtful, and emotionally powerful, One September Morning is a story of loyalty and betrayal, of a shattered family's journey toward healing, and of the courage it takes to confront the truth not just about our enemies, but about those we love best.
I'm scared. Can I sleep in your bed? When Professor Peyton Cache bought a big, gloomy, romantic Victorian house, he should have expected a ghost. He certainly got one, the kind that likes to float his undies around and drop slime in the stairwell for fun. But the professor can't let the rest of the faculty know he's lost his mind, so he hires a ghost hunter on the down-low. But somehow, when he booked a ghost hunter, he didn't think he was getting a live-in leggy blonde with an attitude like a Jersey gangster and a body like a pinup poster. . . Kaci Melton needs to hide out for a while, and where better to disappear than a haunted house on one of her dad's ghost-hunting jobs? All she'll have to do is deal with a crabby old professor for a couple days and kick out one measly ghost. Two problems: the professor is a tasty young guy with piecing blue eyes, six-pack abs, and a penchant for talking dirty. And the ghost scares the panties off her. . .actually, given the professor, maybe that's not a problem. But if she can't tell him the truth--and she can't--how is she going to get him to keep up all that wonderful sex? Especially when she's starting to kinda like him. . .
"Pirate of Mystique Island" by Myla Jackson A magnificent man rises from the sea before the siren Melodie and she is enchanted in an instant. Lord Rafe Herrington is naked, his skin a shimmering blue, his muscles outlined by silvery rivulets. She longs to trace the water's path. . .down, down, down. . .and caress him tenderly. A deep spell binds him prisoner, but a shattering climax can free him. . . "Ghostly Legacy" by Layla Chase Know me. Know my body. Reidun's whispered command arouses a potent response in her Norwegian warlord. He vows to give her the utmost pleasure. . .until fate parts them forever. Then a modern woman hears his voice as she wanders through an ancient castle--and the warlord lives--and loves--once more. . . "Keket's Curse" by Shayla Kersten Given as a handmaiden to the ancient temple of Goddess Hathor, Jamila's body and beauty mesmerize all men. Cursed by a jealous priestess, she can never be truly satisfied--until centuries later, still young, still beautiful, she is saved by David. His kiss explodes her bonds--and sexual ecstasy is next. . . Warning! This is a REALLY HOT book. (Sexually Explicit) By day, Shayla Kersten is a mild-mannered accountant. By night, she's a writer of sexy romances. A native of Arkansas, Shayla spent four years in the Army as a missile specialist. After her enlistment was up, she lived in New York City taking a bite out of the Big Apple, and in 1995, she returned to her roots in Arkansas. Shayla now divides her time between her mother, her spoiled rotten dogs, her dratted day job and her obsession--writing. And no, her mother doesn't know what she writes. That's between Shayla, her dogs and her readers!
Midsummer Madness Pagan revelers dance naked to the music of flute and lyre, their lithe bodies golden in the firelight, inviting the lord of their deepest desires to appear from the shadows. Marius soon comes, his tall, muscular body changing in the dark of the moon--is he man or animal? Or the best of both? Only Linnea, the beautiful goddess of the hunt, shall see his true self. His ultimate transformation will ensnare her--and his matchless erotic skill will ensure her amorous surrender. Retreating to a hidden bower of pleasure, they are at last alone. And Marius brings her to the heights of sexual ecstasy. . .again and again and again. . . Praise for Dawn Thompson "Thompson's well-crafted prose brilliantly captures life--and sex. Sure to satisfy!" --Romantic Times on Lord Of The Deep "A wonderfully sensual fantasy. One of the sexiest books I've ever read!" --Kristi Ahlers, The Best Reviews on Lord Of The Deep WARNING! THIS IS A REALLY HOT BOOK (Sexually Explicit)
These steamy stories of ultimate sensual satisfaction prove that twins provide twice the pleasure--and more. . . "Double Trouble" Ryan Wright isn't eager to trade places with his twin Braedon to get him out of trouble again. But when he discovers a totally hot and completely naked woman in his brother's apartment, he can't wait to enjoy the double delights of wild and wicked sex. . . "Double the Pleasure" Megan Hartley and her identical twin sister go to their high school reunion hoping to have a good time. Once there Megan sees the high school crush she's been lusting after all these years and decides she's finally ready to educate him in the erotic arts of pulse-pounding pleasure. . . "Double the Fun" Relaxing at her friend's beach house is the perfect getaway for Suzanne Hartley. . .until she sees an incredibly gorgeous guy jogging down the beach every morning. Hot with desire, she goes outside to flaunt her body and indulge her own carnal fantasies of fun in the sun. . .
This Just In: Hell's Officially Breaking Loose It's bad enough that gutsy pilot Mel Anderson has to clean up after her lovable but completely disorganized best friend and business partner, Dimi, while her certifiable employees make more work than they do. Now, the one man she hoped she'd never see is back and looking for trouble. Scratch that, he is trouble. Amazing, holy cow, more please trouble. . . Bo Black wants his family's airport back, and he's determined to get it. This laid-back Aussie is nobody's fool. Thing is, neither is Mel. She's intense. Uptight. Sexy. And very, very tempting. Suddenly, Bo's thinking less about revenge and more about kissing and touching and falling into a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-underpants kind of forever love. . .
What happens in Puerto Rico doesn't always stay there. . . Mariana Ruiz thought she left her summer fling in Puerto Rico, that is until she finds Alex sitting across from her at the breakfast table. Living two doors down from her visiting old flame isn't easy, especially given the unresolved sparks still lingering for her locker buddy Bobby--and they don't exactly go unnoticed. Her best friends are little help as Madison deals with her IM-only "boyfriend" and Emily sinks into secret mode after her parents' recent breakup. The only relationship that seems to be working is her estranged aunt Teresa who's tying the knot on New Years with Mariana and her cousin Lilly as bridesmaids. But the last wedding detail left unplanned is who will Mariana kiss at midnight? Strained friendships, stolen kisses, and secret loves create plenty of surprises to unfold before the New Year's bells start ringing. . .
As the saying goes, "No good deed goes unpunished." Charlotte LaRue knows she should take a broom and chase Joyce Thibodeaux off her front porch. Once married to Charlotte's tenant Louis Thibodeaux, Joyce is fresh out of detox and has no place to go. She pulls on Charlotte's heartstrings...and soon she's staying in Charlotte's guest room. Charlotte survived Hurricane Katrina, but Joyce proves to be an ill wind of a different kind. Charlotte knows she has to show Joyce the door, but she never gets the chance. Instead her beloved parakeet Sweety Boy vanishes, her living room gets trashed, and Joyce ends up in the middle of the mess...stone cold dead. Now Charlotte is on the list of murder suspects along with Louis, who's been out of town on business...or has he? Finding the answers means doing a little snooping herself. Grabbing her mop she's starting with the hospital where Joyce last stayed: a place with skeletons in its closets and a bucket full of clues that just might lead to a killer...
They're primed and primal, untamed and unstoppable, always ready to go further, harder, longer to bring a woman pleasure that's wild, fiery, and out of this world. . . "Chanku Wild" by Kate Douglas They are the Chanku--an ancient race of shapeshifters, gifted with extraordinary sexual appetites. Now the pack-mates, plus new arrivals AJ, Mik, and Tala, are preparing for Oliver and his beloved Mei Chen to finally bond in a mating ritual that will take each to the peak of ecstasy, and prove as erotic as it is dangerous. . . "Night Scream" by Vonna Harper To the Walapai Apache of Arizona, a puma's cry has always been a dangerous omen. Amy Murphy, practical to the core, scorns such legends, until she attends a pow-wow near Flagstaff, where she's immediately drawn to a powerful, dark-eyed man. Her attraction is intense, inexplicable, irresistible--leading her into a wildly carnal encounter that awakens the animal within. . . "In Ice" by Crystal Jordan When Jain Roberts' ship crashes on a distant, futuristic planet, she's rescued by Kesuk, the lusty clan leader of the Arctic Bears. This magnificent creature with white-blond hair and a potent masculinity haunts her dreams--dreams he intends to make deliciously real, as he draws her into a realm of complete sexual abandon. . . "The heat rating is off the charts!" --Romantic Times on Sexy Beast WARNING! This is a REALLY HOT book. Explicit sex.