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Even light-years from the Klingon Empire, the Day of Honor remains an occasion of great importance. And sometimes honor is found in the most unexpected places... B'Elanna Torres has never cared for the Day of Honor. Ashamed of her Klingon heritage, she regards the holiday as an unwanted reminder of all she has struggled to repress. Besides, something awful always seems to happen to her then. Her bad luck seems to be running true to form when she and Harry Kim are captured by alien slavers. Imprisoned by the enigmatic Risatti, force to mine for deadly radioactive ore, Torres will need all of her strength and cunning to survive -- and her honor as well.
Cat Edwards has spent her life playing the wallflower in an effort to escape the repressive weight of her mother's tarnished name. Dragged to a bar by her best friend in an effort to forget a broken heart, the shy bookworm is determined to be someone else for the night, but quickly gets in over her head. She discovers chivalry isn't dead after all when a mysterious stranger comes to her rescue. He's wearing black leather and a mischievous smile that promises to be exactly what she needs.When his terminally ill father suffers a setback, Michael Brant returns to the town he swore ten years ago he'd never return to. He's come home this time determined to make peace with the past that haunts him, but being home brings up memories he doesn't want to remember anymore. His first night in town, he's captured by a damsel in distress. Cat's beauty is made all the more alluring when he realizes she has no idea who he is. He can't resist spending a single night in her arms. With her, he's only a man, disconnected from his family's name and the past that haunts him here.As the town erupts with the news of his return, Michael's dark past comes back to haunt him, putting Cat danger. Someone is threatening her life and the life of her family. Desperate to keep history from repeating itself, Michael offers her his family's name in order to keep her safe. When the lie spirals beyond their control, can they stop their hearts from becoming entangled as well?Sensuality Level: Sensual
To love, honor and...protectAlain de Banewulf may have triumphed by the strength of his sword during the Crusades, and returned home steeped in glory, but he needs to prove to himself that his skills as a knight lie beyond the battlefield.Alain's life is set to change when he rescues Katherine of Grunwald from brigands. For Katherine is carrying a treasure desired by all of Christendom-one that men will kill for-and Alain has sworn to protect her from the perils that lie ahead. With Katherine's help, perhaps Alain will come to realize that his honor depends not only on his bravery in the face of battle, but also on the strength of his love for one woman.
They are cursed by the gods, and war is their salvation. Love is their deliverance. For centuries, five legendary warriors have braved battles shoulder to shoulder. But now they must divide and conquer as lone champions against evil. Duncan, a scholar at heart, is drawn to an isolated abbey rumored to hold the answers to countering the terror unleashed by Duke Keirthan. Inside the cloistered walls lies the hidden collection of forbidden lore on dark magic. But the real key to the salvation Duncan seeks--both for the people of Agathia and his soul--is the abbess herself, Lady Lavinia. Hunted by the duke, who seeks to harvest her powers, Lavinia knows Duncan wants to help her. But can she trust the tortured warrior with her secrets?In the end, it is only by joining forces that they can save not only those they are sworn to protect but each other.
An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere. What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental. But who would want to kill an Amish deacon and two of his children? He leaves behind a grieving widow and a young boy who clings to life in the intensive care wing of a hospital, unable to communicate. He may be the only one who knows what happened that night. Desperate to find out who killed her best friend's husband and why,Kate begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk, but instead is on the trail of a cold blooded killer amid the residents of Painter's Mill. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.
The mysterious man at her door swears he recognizes her. She's Leah Farley. Mother, wife--and suspected murderer. But her amnesia has wiped away memories of her former life. When a shower of bullets follows the man's claims, Leah is forced to accept the truth. She's in danger. And unless she can make herself remember, there's no way to stay safe. With bounty hunter Roman Black's help, she must uncover her lost memories--before the killer succeeds in keeping Leah's past and future buried forever.
What to do when the stick turns blue?1. Take the test again-and again-and again. 2. Try to convince yourself the five tests you have now taken are defective. 3. Accept that you are pregnant-for the second time in your life. 4. Start making plans to tell the father that your one night together is about to deliver a little surprise in nine months. 5. Kiss the man to get him prepared for the news. 6. Realize that kissing the man makes you forget everything you were ever thinking. 7. Take a deep breath and deliver your news.
Cat Sheehan is the wild child of the Sheehan family. But when her family bar closes, she decides it's time to straighten up. She's going to reform--and she's going to start by hooking up with a nice guy. But her resolution goes down the drain when bad-boy musician Dylan Spencer walks in. Because he's a temptation no woman could resist. . . . Dylan has a secret. Not only is he not a bad boy. . . he's not a stranger, either. Though Cat doesn't recognize him, Dylan's been in love with her since high school. And for a chance to have Cat where he wants her--in his life, in his bed--he's willing to be whatever kind of man she wants. . . .
Readers who relish heated passion and chilling suspense love New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards's acclaimed novels featuring Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone. A heroine with a keen mind for catching killers and a soft heart for bad boys, Charlie is back in this third sizzling paranormal romance thriller. HER LAST WHISPER Madness and murder invaded Dr. Charlotte Stone's life when she was just a girl--and made her a woman determined to save others from the horror she survived. An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she's faced down more than her share of human monsters. But Charlie can also communicate with the spirits of those who die violently, an extrasensory skill that has helped the FBI bring lethal predators to justice. Now, after narrowly escaping death a second time, Charlie's ready to step away from the edge . . . before her luck runs out. Too bad Charlie is too dedicated for her own good--and too devoted to federal agent Tony Bartoli to say no when he asks her to ride shotgun on yet another risky mission. Of course, she already has her hands full with Michael Garland: the handsome, roguish ghost with whom she's hopelessly in love--a spirit who depends on Charlie to keep him from slipping forever into the dark side of the afterlife. But in the mortal world, beautiful single women are vanishing from Las Vegas hotels at night. All signs indicate that a psychopath is on the prowl in Sin City, and Bartoli's FBI colleague Lena Kaminsky has reason to fear that her missing sister may be just the killer's type. In a town full of fast players and few rules, flushing out a smooth-talking stalker like the Cinderella Killer might be a loser's game. But for Charlie, the only way to cage her quarry is to plunge back into the homicidal hell she vowed to leave behind--and may not leave alive.Advance praise for Her Last Whisper "[Karen] Robards's adept worldbuilding and the clock-ticking rescue arc aided by paranormal witnesses create a compelling read, while the cliffhanger ending will bring readers back for more. A tightly written ghostly romantic suspense novel with intriguing supernatural elements and sizzling sexual tension."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for Karen Robards "One of the most popular voices in women's fiction."--Newsweek "Draw a line between two extremely popular genres, mysteries and romance novels, and in the middle you will find the bestselling Robards. She merges the two worlds like no one else, deftly interlacing plot and passion."--Albany Times Union Praise for The Last Victim "Excellent . . . This story is going to haunt you."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Thrilling . . . a fun and sexy read."--Booklist The Last Kiss Goodbye "Top-notch . . . suspense mixed with heart-pounding sensual tension."--Kirkus Reviews "Filled with gritty thrills . . . This suspense tale will truly have you on the edge of your seat."--RT Book ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
>em>Some guys know just what a girl needs...Fresh off a brutal breakup-with a guy who was running for the World's Biggest Liarâ "Ashling Sullivan has returned to New York City to start over. Priority number one is getting her new business started with her BFF, Jenna. Hence their strict no-guys pact. No dating, no sex, no exceptions! Until temptation walks into her brother's bar in the form of a really, really hot guy!She must resist. She will resist. Except that Johnny Ryan, with his cool, edgy but brooding attitude (what is it with this guy?) and his so, so strong carpenter's hands, is six-foot-three inches of ripped, Irish sexiness that turns Ash into a puddle of lust in about half a second. Worse yet, he offers her a deal that she can't refuse-a down 'n' dirty and wickedly hot two-week fling. Just one last ride before she gets down to business. No one will know! Ash is definitely not thinking with her head or her heart when she agrees...Because this thing with Johnny goes way deeper than just chemistry. And what started as a last wild ride with a bad boy is definitely headed for a major head-on collision...
Every summer four old friends flock together at Madge's seaside house to swap stories and sip wine. Throughout divorces, children, and new marriages, only the beach house and the sisterhood that comes with it, hold constant. This time, though, something is different Madge, the writer friend who brought them all together, is acting strange. She asks them for a risky, unthinkable favor. And then one morning, she disappears. In Madge's absence, her friends discover the unfinished manuscript to what will be her final novel. It is the story of past forty years of their lives, a story that may reshape their futures.
One cop + one soldier + one unplanned pregnancy. Even they don't know how that equation will add up.Abby Carlton was willing to give up her career for Thomas Riley-until she realized she'd always come second to his duty to his country. So she went home and rejoined the police force, trying to catch up to her friends and classmates, but aware that her pursuit of love had left a black mark on her file. Now Thomas is back, needing help only she can give.
Determined to foil the town matchmakers, Lindsey Patterson and Cable Montana agreed to act as lovers. And happily, the casseroles, cookies, "courtesy" visits and phone calls stopped coming. But they hadn't foreseen their plan's glaring glitch: falling for each other. Their passion was genuine, their feelings mutual. And jaded Cable discovered that even he had the capacity to love again. But Lindsey was another matter. To get to the heart of her resistance, first he would need to learn her deepest secrets.... Silhouette Special Edition #1377
Face-to-face with his ex-wife again, millionaire Marcus Keller received more than a jolt of deep attraction. He discovered he was a daddy. Vanessa had been pregnant when they divorced, bore him a son and kept it a secret. It was a betrayal he couldn't forgive. There was no way he would walk away from his child his heir. The businessman would do his best to be civil to the lovely bakery owner, who was one tough cookie in her own right. But would it only be business between them, or would Marcus indulge his own secret agenda to make this woman his again once and for all?
DANTE ROMANI'S SHOCK ENGAGEMENT TO EMPLOYEE!Paige Harper can't believe her little white lie has made the headlines. The only way to secure the adoption of her best-friend's daughter was to fake an engagement with her boss. Now she can hear him marching down the corridor to fire her!The press have spent years cultivating Dante's devilish persona, but now he wonders if this 'engagement' could be an opportunity to change that. Paige will wish he had fired her when she hears his terms: if she wants his ring she'll have to play the part of devoted wife in public and in private...
With his harrowing childhood behind him, cowboy Jess Holden made some promises to himself. He'll remain a bachelor. Won't ever get involved with a certain kind of woman. But then he rescues a lovely newcomer-and two scared calves-from a flash flood in the middle of Texas Hill Country. Not only is veterinarian's assistant Gabi Newberry a reminder of his past, she's the granddaughter of a Mule Hollow matchmaker! But as sweet, spunky Gabi tends the ailing cattle on his ranch, Jess begins to discover that some promises were made to be broken.
Meant-to-Be Mother Lady Caroline Trelawney Dowling has always wanted a child of her own and her wish comes true when two abandoned children are temporarily turned over to her. She's finding new purpose and joy-even more so after the handsome baron next door requests her help in renovating his house and refining his manners. As the new Lord Warrick, Jacob has a host of duties, including updating his estate and providing an heir. Lady Caroline's expertise in etiquette proves invaluable, and spending time together is a delight. But as the children's origins are finally uncovered, can he keep her newfound family intact-and unite her dreams with his own? Matchmaking Babies: Seeking forever families and speeding up the course of true love
It doesn't take long for new servant Molly to come to the attention of the master of Ashford Hall--starting with a passionate welcoming kiss. Within weeks, Lord Ashford makes innocent young Molly his "personal maid" charged with satisfying all his needs--domesticandsexual. Molly knows giving herself to Lord Ashford could threaten her future, but he is her master. . . and she can't deny the desire coursing through her veins. She quickly learns to enjoy the pleasure his body provides. . . and loses her heart to her rake of a lord. But while Lord Ashford shares her lust, he could never return her love. . .
Lord Drew Harrington didn't believe in psychic nonsense-and he never seduced virgins. So why couldn't he stay away from the woman who claimed to be both? Shopkeeper Rose Giaberti seemed the least likely suspect when a bomb went off near Montebello's palace. Yet Rose had reported the bomb minutes before it exploded. Drew swore to learn the dark beauty's secrets and determine if Rose posed a threat to his royal family. . . ;. Rose knew what Drew suspected, yet she couldn't resist the intensely protective lord. Experiencing a whirlwind royal romance was less dangerous than trying to explain her gift. . . ;or that she'd dreamed Drew was her destiny!
Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men Champion rodeo rider Dane Bowden is eight seconds from winning under the Vegas lights, one last hurrah before reluctantly returning to his family's Montana ranch. But his bull has other plans. When Dane wakes up, he's sure he's died and gone to heaven . . . because the doctor who comes to his aid is the same girl who saved his life and disappeared years ago.Bell would do anything for Dane. He's the fantasy that always kept her going. A child genius hidden away by her family, Bell was the secret no one talked about, the girl no one wanted. Despite finding success as a young surgeon, she's still the awkward girl who's never had a boyfriend. So why does Dane, a notorious playboy and sizzling-hot cowboy, insist on taking her on a real date?Bell is the only woman in Dane's heart. When a rodeo rivalry turns deadly, it's his turn to save Bell's life--because he sure as hell won't lose his guardian angel again.
Queen Elizabeth I and England's First Spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham's official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England's first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth's rival Mary Queen of Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had arrayed their forces behind her. Though he cut an incongruous figure in Elizabeth's worldly court, Walsingham managed to win the trust of key players like William Cecil and the Earl of Leicester before launching his own secret campaign against the queen's enemies. Covert operations were Walsingham's genius; he pioneered techniques for exploiting double agents, spreading disinformation, and deciphering codes with the latest code-breaking science that remain staples of international espionage.
Full-body contact never felt this good...By rights, they should hate each other.Filmmaker Jennifer Hunter doesn't want to make a hockey documentary any more than hockey defenseman Axel Rankin wants to star in one. But neither of them anticipates the molten rush of pure lust for each other, and they can't help but give in, on and off camera....The last thing Axel needs is a camera shoved in his face, probing into his life and his rocky past. Especially if the woman calling the shots is a mouthy, assertive, drop-dead, sexy redhead-who makes him want to do things that definitely require an adults-only rating!His favorite game just got a whole new set of rules....
A battle-hardened marine and a driven NCIS agent join forces to survive... Though survival training is Master Sergeant Tristan Michaels's specialty, one of his students has been murdered. And sharing quarters with the ravishing NCIS agent sent to investigate is a challenge his expertise hasn't prepared him for. Tristan has his reasons for distrusting NCIS agents, but Amber Dalton is stirring unwelcome feelings of a different kind... Despite the fierce attraction between them, Amber is determined not to let it distract her from the mission. But when they're captured by the killers, escape means combining forces and daring to survive freezing mountain terrain.
Constance Price, aka Miss Manners, is at her wit's end. Thanks to less-than-stellar ratings on her daily radio show, her boss is demanding a turnaround--fast! And that means asking Garret Underwood--her biggest critic "and" past love--to join her. Whenever the navy SEAL calls in, her ratings skyrocket! There's no way Connie can ask him to help. Or can she? Garret's in town only temporarily and is "willing" to give Connie a hand. As much as she needs him, Connie plans to keep him at an emotional distance. Keeping him away from her ten-year-old daughter, on the other hand, won't be easy. But how can she tell the man she once loved he's the father of her child?
Chrissy Gable is determined not to be charmed by her handsome new boss Nate Barrett-he has a playboy reputation!But she quickly begins to realize why Nate is so irresistible to women-and it's not just his bank balance that's so attractive!Soon Chrissy finds herself tempted to stay after hours with Nate-even if that means risking her heart....
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