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After years without a terrorist attack on American soil, one group has picked the 4th of July weekend to pull out all the stops. In a perfectly executed attack, all of the bridges and tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan are destroyed just as thousands of commuters begin their holiday exodus. With domestic efforts focused on search and rescue, a deadly team of highly trained foreign soldiers methodically makes its way through the city with the singular objective of locating one of their own -- a man so powerful that America will do anything to keep him hidden. Scot Harvath is now the country's only hope. Fighting his way through the burning streets of Manhattan, he must mount his own operation to locate a man the United States government refuses to admit even exists.
Strong, wiry, and lightweight, Donald seems to have the perfect combination of physical attributes for wrestling. And after seeing a high school wrestling match, he's excited to join Hudson City's middle-school team. The workouts are grueling, and he loses his first few matches, but Donald's most difficult obstacle is his temper. Can he channel it to work for him instead of against him? Packed with action and drama, this newest Winning Season book from accomplished author Rich Wallace won't disappoint. .
Thomas H. Cook is an award winner of Edgar Award for best novel. TAKEN is a war book during the World War II, where Russell keys, an air force pilot is saved by a mystery phenomenon, whereas another man, Owen Crawford, is drawn to a bizzare crash into a government cover-up.
It was just a prank I didn't want to be a part of. I never meant to hurt anyone, least of all Johann Weir. You wouldn't know that he sells literature for a living. He has these wild eyes--eyes that light something up in me--and he must be twice as big as I am, with strong, warm hands. Hands I try not to imagine everywhere.He scares me. And thrills me.But now the deed is done, and I have to face the consequences. He says he just wants to hold me here until the police come, but it's been hours and I'm still here.Chained to a pipe in his back room like a prisoner.The only person I have to talk to is Johann, and I tell him dark, shameful secrets--secrets that involve the metal around my wrist and him standing over me. But I can't stop. I need him to know everything. I need him.Johann has his own secrets--ones he wants to tell me too. And more than anything, I want to listen. And maybe, before he sends me away, he'll punish me.Just a little.Just enough.
The ghost of a little girl who disappeared thirty years ago returns to the town where she met an early end. She has revenge on her mind, and she's brought friends to help her carry it out.
In Seline Sanborn's opinion, her latest con was a thing of beauty--mind-blowing sex, enough cold cash to keep her in diamonds and a gorgeous mark who would never know what hit him. What a rush! And she'd gotten away free and clear. After all, it was just chump change to sexy CEO Ryder Blackwell. There was no way he'd consider tracking her down. . . . But even Seline's wildest erotic fantasies couldn't prepare her for what happened next. . .
The lone witness to her sister's brutal kidnapping, Jillian Sorenson was consumed with guilt--and in over her head. Now it seemed the only way to be safely reunited with her sister was to join forces with ex-cop Rick Brady, the lead investigator on a similar cold case, with an old score to settle. But tracking the treacherous kidnappers' imperceptible clues only intensified Jillian and Rick's supercharged connection. And as their partnership became increasingly personal, coming face-to-face with the dangerous men who had abducted her sister seemed like less of a risk than putting her faith in an all-too-handsome stranger. . . .
Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul--Katherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped. Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let the sable-haired siren come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to solve the mystery of his own unsolved murder--and dole out some overdue payback for the death of his beloved wife, Evie. Joining forces, Kit and Grif's search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn't Grif's biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, along with the answer to the haunting question of his long afterlife . . .readers who have made Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Laurell K. Hamilton fantasy superstars.
There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys--but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends . . . and he's gone. They call it the Heist. Gray Weathersby's eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he's prepared to meet his fate--until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he's been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets, the Heist itself, and what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot--a structure that no one can cross and survive. Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken--or risk everything on the hope of the other side?
This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. It's hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation. Alex Verus's insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London. Now, with the aid of his apprentice, Luna, his unique investigative talents are all the rage. He just has to be careful about picking his employers, because everyone--even the beautiful woman who practically begs him to run security for a prestigious tournament--has motives that can be hard to predict. And Alex doesn't do unpredictable. But his latest gig just might be impossible. Apprentices have been vanishing without a trace--and someone on the Council could be involved. Alex has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects. All he knows is that someone is keeping tabs on him. And after assassins target Luna's classmate, Alex sees that he doesn't know the half of it--and that he could be the next to disappear.
MISSING CHILD Kate Elliot's suburban life turns upside down when her sister is shot and her niece kidnapped. Unsure of whom to trust, she turns to FBI agent Marcus O'Brian. But Kate doesn't want to leave the case to the authorities. Against the handsome agent's orders, she tracks her niece to Paris, and the City of Light quickly becomes a city of danger. Marcus can't explain why he feels such a strong connection with the headstrong woman, but soon he's taking on the role of Kate's protector. Yet when the kidnappers demand a ransom Kate can't deliver, he's not sure how much longer he can keep her alive. Now Marcus has the next twenty-four hours to save a stolen child and the woman he's grown to love.
He may be forbidden. . . but he's oh-so-tempting! That's how the heroines in this collection feel about their sexy, ruthless bosses. . . but will they be promoted from employee to wife? Find out in this bundle of four Harlequin Presents Extra books, including: The Boss's Inexperienced Secretary by Helen Brooks, Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child by Chantelle Shaw, The Tuscan Tycoon's Pregnant Housekeeper by Christina Hollis and Kept by Her Greek Boss by Kathryn Ross.
When a widow weaves a web... Rosaleen Cloade has come to collect on her late husband's sizeable inheritance. But this is only the first intrusion on the Cloade family. The second is murder. And it is up to Detective Poirot to see the intrusions come to an end.
Strong and independent, she dreams of him in secret. Fierce, yet world-weary, he's always desired her. Neither considers marriage an option. But when a single kiss has unforeseen consequences, and wedding bells follow, they'll both learn the power of passion. Desire can change everything.
AT THE CROSSROADS OF DEATH AND DESIRE, A WOMAN TASTES A PLEASURE NO MORTAL IS MEANT TO SURVIVE. In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand--and control--a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal ... and arouse. As she recovers under Brock's care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order's mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself--until a secret from Brock's past and Jenna's own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this bittersweet romance classic about a woman who's rebuilt her life--and her heart--after the disappointments of the past, only to find her carefully laid plans shattered by a knock on the door....As a trauma nurse, Julia McCarver is accustomed to dealing with life-and-death emergencies. But she is the one in shock when she answers the door and finds the past standing there in the person of S. T. "Storm" Dalton. Julia had painstakingly put her life together not just once but three times in the wake of his abrupt and devastating departures, and she has no intention of doing it a fourth time. Because that's what S.T. promises he will do--break her engagement to another man, her heart, and her future all over again. Except, of course, that's not what he calls his plan to win her back. He gives himself two weeks to convince Julia that he's changed, that she is still in love with him, and that--despite conventional wisdom--the fourth time lightning struck can be a charm.From the Paperback edition.
Storms and passion. Unpredictable...and dangerousWHIRLWIND by Kathie DeNoskyJosh Garrett refuses to let storm chaser Kacie Davidson track a tornado across his Texas ranch alone. He's going with her. Now Kacie faces head-on danger from the powerful twister and from the mounting attraction between her and Josh.UPSURGE by Kristi GoldWhen a devastating hurricane threatens Florida, Marissa Klein and her attractive neighbor, Dr. Greg Westbrook, seek shelter from the storm together. And as the hurricane rages out of control, so does Marissa and Greg's long-denied passion.WILDFIRE by Laura WrightAfter one unforgettable night together, Nora Wallace and Gabe London never expected to see each other again. But when Nora is trapped by a California wildfire, smoke jumper Gabe is determined to rescue her-not realizing he's also saving his unborn child.
Tormented by her innocenceAs leader of his clan, Black Rob Brunson has earned every dark syllable of his name. But, having taken hostage his enemy's daughter in a fierce act of rebellion, he is tormented by feelings of guilt and torn apart with the growing need to protect her-and seduce her!Stella Storwick feels Rob's disdain from the first. Then slowly she starts to see behind his eyes to a man in turmoil. Something he has no words for, something that can only be captured in a heart-wrenching kiss....The Brunson Clan: The family who will kneel to no one
"Stand and deliver!"The highwayman's call made Lady Anabel Mayward's pulse race...but not from fear. Tales of the "knights of the road" had always piqued her curiosity, but Sullivan aroused something new: desire. With an arranged marriage looming, Anabel never expected to have control over who would be the first to bed her...until Sullivan took her to his forest hideaway where they could give free rein to their wild passion....
A bride on the run . . . A young lady escapes to Scotland in the dead of night, desperate to avoid the horrid marriage her guardian had arranged. Traveling alone, fearing for her safety, Brianna Munro finds shelter at the imposing Castle Glenloch. She intends to stay for just one night . . . but then Brianna encounters Hugh Christie, Laird Glenloch, and all her best-laid plans vanish into the Highland air. The stubborn chit says she's a lady's maid, running from a vengeful employer on the way to Dundee. But Hugh can see that the bold beauty is hiding something, just as plainly as he can see that he won't be able to resist her. Brianna's tempting body was made for pleasure, and Hugh has never been one to deny himself the delight of sin. He'll have to convince Brianna that he's not like the other men she's known--and that being taken by a laird one stormy night is just the beginning of a lifetime of ecstasy.
Jess Haines draws readers deep into the mesmerizing world of the Others-werewolves, vampires, and mages who make their home among humans, and are turning Shiarra Waynest's life upside down . . . Once, New York P. I. Shiarra Waynest's most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she's dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia-for very different reasons. Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce's interest is a lot more personal. That's not sitting well with Shia's werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she's discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties-and even her desires . . . Praise for Hunted by the Others 'Jess Haines is a talent to watch!' --Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author 'A fun, high octane ride with a take charge heroine who will leave you wanting more. ' --Alexandra Ivy, New York Times bestselling author 'A delightful romp of a book. Jess Haines just became my autobuy!' --Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author
Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered, human virgins trained to serve the elite, can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies, and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's attacked by blood-thirsty creatures-and saved by a vampire. She should be afraid of Henrik, but she can't deny her intense attraction to this regal, enigmatic being-nor the fact that her blood may be his only salvation. Now she must decide if she's willing to be his forever...
A Viking raidThey claimed they came in peace, but soon Lindisfarne was aflame. Annis of Birdoswald fled in fear, but she could not escape the Norse warriors. An honorable captorOne man protected her--Haakon Haroldson. The dark, arrogant Viking swept Annis back to his homeland, taking her away from all she held dear. A new life--as his mistress!Now Annis must choose between the lowly work that befits a captive, or a life of sinful pleasure in the Viking's arms!
A battle of the sexes? Sally Alexander felt as if everyone in her life was taking her for granted-Ben and Molly but most of all her husband, Sam. After twelve years of marriage surely she wasn't expecting too much that her husband should remember her thirty-ninth birthday! Yes, he was a busy doctor, but her life was hectic, too! And no, this time he wouldn't win her over with his lovemaking. In the ensuing fight, Sally issued a challenge-reverse their roles! She was a qualified doctor, too-it was how they had met-and she needed to be more than just a housewife and mother. Sam picked up the gauntlet...but had they drifted too far apart to save their marriage?
Dangerously handsome Olivier Moreau has everything: power, money and endless women warming his bed. But there is one thing Olivier hungers for: revenge on the Lawrence family! What better vengeance than to seduce inexperienced Bella Lawrence. . . and cast her aside when he's had his fill? An eye for an eye, a heart for a heart. But when cold, calculating revenge turns into red-hot passion, Olivier has no intention of letting her go. Bella will stay right where he wants her--in between his sheets!