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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
Laura Robinson has always been dazzled by the glamour of the stage. But perhaps acting and selling one's favors are not so different--for Laura must feign pleasure with the men she beds to survive. Now, with her only friend at death's door and a ruthless pimp at her heels, escaping her occupation seems impossible. Hoping to attract a gentleman, she attends the theater. Yet the man Laura captivates is no customer, but a rising star and playwright...Adam Lacey has been driven to distraction since the moment he saw Laura. She is his ideal leading lady come to irresistible life--and so much more. Certain they can make the perfect team on and off stage, he is determined to win her heart--and discover her story. But that is precisely what Laura fears. And she has no idea that Adam harbors shameful secrets of his own. Will the truth free them to love--or destroy all their dreams...?83,000 Words
Seduction is a wicked game, and no one plays it better than the devilish Will Samson in Rachel Brimble's captivating new novel. . .Since girlhood, Emily Darson has accepted that she will marry Nicholas, the son of her father's trusted business partner. The marriage contract safeguards her family legacy, Emily's fortune, and everything she values--except her independence. Only when a sinfully handsome scoundrel enters her life does Emily realize quite how much a loveless match will cost her.Will Samson has advanced from expert pickpocket to confidence trickster of the highest caliber. Now he has come to Bath to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his mother--the man Emily will soon marry. But from his first glimpse of the enemy's bewitching, spirited fiancée, Will's plan changes.Amid the ballrooms and salons of elegant society, heated glances explode into scandalous kisses. Revenge is sweet, but surrender will be irresistible. . .80,000 Words
Charlie Beresford would rather be doing anything this summer than hauling furniture for a moving company. Come September, he'll be leaving for college, away from the awkwardness of Augustinian Academy, away from his father's constant hints about prospective girlfriends.Then Kevin Conroy--the Mighty KC--joins the moving crew. A star baseball player bound for the big leagues, Charlie is shocked when cool, confident KC suggests hanging out, especially when KC asks him to stay over--and the happiness their connection brings Charlie.But the summer is changing Charlie--putting muscles on his skinny frame, compelling him to face hard truths, showing him how it feels not just to lose your heart but to break someone else's. Funny, sweet, and moving, Tom Mendicino's insightful coming-of-age story perfectly evokes that moment when you stop living life from the safety of the bleachers--and finally step up to home plate.Praise for Tom Mendicino's Probation"Thoughtful, textured and poignant. . .an exciting impressive debut." --Time Out NY"A smart, engaging, witty, sad and unusual book about the complicated nature of family and love." --Bart Yates
When it comes to love, she's a professional skeptic. Is it too late for a career change?If there's one thing Georgiana Down is an expert in, it's bad relationships. That's what inspired her blog, Down on Love, where she gives snarky advice--usually along the lines of "dump him." In fact, George is abstaining from men all together. At least that's the plan--until she makes a trip back to her tiny hometown in the Catskills, where meddling is an art form. . .George loves helping out with her new baby niece, but she's counting the days until she returns to Boston. Then she runs into Casey Bowen, her high school crush. The boy she once loved is now a handsome grown man--and suddenly George needs a little advice of her own. She's in the right place, because when she drunk posts on her blog, everyone in Marsden has something to say about George and Casey. It's like high school all over again--but maybe this time she'll get things right. . .98,200 Words
One of Hollywood's hardest working women is about to discover there's a lot more drama behind the camera than in front of it...Faith "Freakin'" Sinclair probably shouldn't have called her boss a perv...or grabbed his "privates." But as creator of the hit dramedy Modern Women, she'd had enough of his sexist insults. Now she's untouchable in the industry--not in a good way. The only way to redeem herself is to convince Alex, the wildly popular, wildly demanding former star of her show, to come back. But there's one obstacle in her way--one very handsome, broad-shouldered obstacle...Professor Mason Mitchell is head of the theater department where Alex is studying "real" acting. The only way he'll let Faith anywhere near Alex is if she agrees to co-teach a class. It's an offer she can't refuse--and as it turns out, the professor just might end up teaching Faith that there's more to life than work--and that real-life love scenes are way more fun than fake ones...."Irreverent, unpredictable, and just what I needed."--FicWishes96,000 Words
She's got loads of talent, a massive crush--and no confidence. Now she just needs a plan. . .Interior designer Emmie Brewster is having one of those. . .decades. Her overbearing boss believes she's only qualified to make coffee. Her boyfriend treats her like a booty call. And her widowed father is dating again--more successfully than she is. Then Emmie lands a client who happens to be the hottest man she's ever encountered. Too bad Graham Cooper is already involved with the kind of woman Emmie longs to be. If only she had the courage. . .Emmie's always been content to dream--about having her own business, her own Mr. Right--but something about Graham makes her want to take action. Maybe it's time she used her talent for creating beauty and order on herself. She has Graham's admiration--does she dare go for more? With a little encouragement from her friends, and a lot of newfound motivation, Emmie's ready to try. . .95,000 Words
A thrilling, unforgettable high seas romance from international bestselling author Fern Michaels. Sometimes a young woman must seize her own destiny. . .Fury van der Rhys is the daughter of Sirena, the beautiful Sea Siren, who rode the high seas as commander of a frigate, plundering the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Brandishing her mother's sword, Fury sets sail for the coast of Africa to challenge Amalie, the gorgeous black-hearted pretender to her mother's legacy, and to fight for the tall, dark-eyed Spaniard they both love and have sworn to have... Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender"A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." --Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich125,000 Words
A young woman's past liberates all that she's ever desired in this sparkling romance of adventure from international bestselling author Fern Michaels. . . As a van der Rhys, Caleb's first allegiance is to the sea. Close behind are his affections for anyone foolish enough to pass him in a skirt. But that shouldn't be a problem when he's hired to ship a cargo of Puritans to the colonies--until a stowaway is discovered onboard. Wren is equal parts stormy and beautiful, normally an irresistible combination for Caleb. But they have a shared past that deems her off limits. All they have are the stars to guide them, in which case anything is possible. . .Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender"A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." --Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich145,000 Words
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