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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.
Eastern Wyoming, 1884In Angel Clayton's opinion, men don't get any finer than hired hand Rowdy McGuire. The very thought of him makes her ache with need-and the sight of his golden, glistening skin only makes it worse. She knows he feels their bodies' magical, intense pull towards one another, even if the honorable cowboy refuses to admit that a drifter and a ranch owner's daughter could ever be together.But Angel is determined to get what she wants-and she wants Rowdy!
All his life, rich and powerful Jeremy Fulton had needed no one. Now he was going blind--and he had to reveal his secret to the woman he'd once overlooked: the shy and poor Eden Byars. Accepting her temporary help would be hard--and acting on their unexpected attraction unforgivable. Jeremy claimed he had nothing to offer a woman. But Eden wouldn't give up on the man she'd loved from afar for so long. Could she find a way to bring light to this proud millionaire's heart? It would take a miracle. . . .
From brooding boss to the father of her babies! Dr. Chantal Winstone longs to become a mother- but she never imagined her gorgeous, aloof boss Dr. Michel Devine as the father! When he coolly proposes that they have a baby together Chantal is shocked-maybe his emotions really did die with his beloved wife....Yet the chemistry between them is undeniable, and after only one unexpected passionate night Chantal finds herself pregnant with twins! Can the miracle of giving life to two tiny babies heal their damaged hearts?
A Yuletide Bride It's time for mistletoe and merriment-for everyone except Robin Frazier. As Jasper Gulch's centennial celebrations reach their festive conclusion, her guilt is only mounting. The shy historian is hiding something-something that will affect everyone in town. And the more time she spends with pastor Ethan Johnson, creating an old-fashioned Christmas for his church, the more she realizes what this secret is costing her. He's just the kind of man her heart longs for, and his kind brown eyes seem to say he might feel the same. Can she take a chance this Christmas and reveal who she really is-and what her heart is longing to say? Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history...and loveIt's time for mistletoe and merriment- for everyone except Robin Frazier. As Jasper Gulch's centennial celebrations reach their festive conclusion, her guilt is only mounting. The shy historian is hiding something-something that will affect everyone in town. And the more time she spends with pastor Ethan Johnson, creating an old-fashioned Christmas for his church, the more she realizes what this secret is costing her. He's just the kind of man her heart longs for, and his kind brown eyes seem to say he might feel the same. Can she take a chance this Christmas and reveal who she really is-and what her heart is longing to say? Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history...and love
The Man of Her Dreams Julie Shaw is up to her ears in parade preparations...and cowboys! As the mayor's daughter, she needs to make sure the centennial celebrations for her beloved hometown of Jasper Gulch, Montana, go off without a hitch. Surely that's why she's feeling so flustered. It couldn't have anything to do with the handsome Ryan Travers. Of course she'd noticed the visiting rodeo star with the sparkle in his eye. But Julie is way too sensible to fall for his obvious appeal. As the town gossips about a century-old mystery, Julie's thoughts keep drifting to the charming cowboy. Despite her father's objections, she may soon find herself roped in...by love. Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history...and love.couldn't have anything to do with the handsome Ryan Travers. Of course she'd noticed the visiting rodeo star with the sparkle in his eye. But Julie is way too sensible to fall for his obvious appeal. As the town gossips about a century-old mystery, Julie's thoughts keep drifting to the charming cowboy. Despite her father's objections, she may soon find herself roped in...by love. Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history...and love.
THE ROSE TATTOOA MOTHER TO DIE FOR...Who would have thought that the search for Hannah Bailey's real mother could have turned so deadly? Certainly not Hannah. Shocked by the discovery that she'd been adopted, Hannah felt a strong pull toward the woman listed on her birth certificate as her mother-Rose Porter.A LOVER TO DIE FOR...Hannah's not at all convinced that sexy cowboy Ian MacPhearson is the man to help her unravel the mystery surrounding her birth. Despite an instant fiery attraction, his quick wit can't hide the deep scars that render his heart forever sealed. But someone is following Hannah-someone who apparently wants her dead. And Ian, an ex-CIA agent, just might come in handy, if she can keep her distance...and her heart."Kelsey Roberts will take you on a fun, fanciful and fascinating journey... If you are looking for romance and intrigue with a twist, you won't want to miss her."-Nora Roberts
Neil Kane arrived at Walnut River General Hospital to investigate charges of insurance fraud, knowing he'd be greeted as Public Enemy #1. To his surprise, though, he soon discovered an unexpeteced ally in--and an undeniable attraction to--Isobel Suarez. The sexy social worker was unfailingly loyal to the hospital that was being threatened by a hostile takeover--a takeover that Neil was making a reality. Yet the intriguing investigator was a tempation she couldn't resist, and even by-the-book Neil couldn't hide from the sparks they generated. But everything changed once Isobel herself was accused of wrongdoing, and Neil had to decide which was more important: his job. . . or the woman who'd stolen his heart.
It's New Year's Eve, and there are five Fortunes sitting at the bar-five single, way-too-handsome Fortunes dressed in wedding attire. It's enough to make any red-blooded single girl start thinking wistful thoughts-especially about Wyatt Fortune. Still, Sarah-Jane Early doesn't bother to fantasize. There's no way that wealthy, charismatic hunk would date a plain Jane like her....They say New Year's is a time for new beginnings, and Wyatt Fortune is sorely in need of one. After some startling family news, he has vowed to sever all ties and start fresh in Red Rock. The beautiful young woman at the bar-Savannah, she tells him-is nothing more than a momentary diversion. But could this be a moment that leads to a lifetime?
One night... The merest glimpse of handsome, sophisticated Benedict Warrender was enough to make wallflower Lily Gray blush. But since a twist of fate allowed her to enter his orbit, it's been the memories of their life-altering night together that make her cheeks burn. One secret that will change everything... When one night...leads to pregnancy!
No ordinary highwayman...A mere whisper of the name "Gentleman James" sends chills throughout the ton (and thrills the ladies who have heard rumors of his amorous exploits). But the dashing brigand never dreamed that the passing of the father he never knew would leave him with a title, a fortune...and a mission.No predictable lady...Considered unmarriageable at twenty-five, Lady Elizabeth has the perfect life, happily snuggled among her beloved books while caring for her curmudgeonly grandfather. Or so she thinks until she meets Christian Llevanth, the dark and mysterious Viscount Westerville, and discovers the delicious ache of desire. Elizabeth finds herself longing for more -- more romance, more excitement, and definitely more passion. But when does "more" become "too much"?
No ordinary highwayman... A mere whisper of the name "Gentleman James" sends chills throughout the ton (and thrills the ladies who have heard rumors of his amorous exploits). But the dashing brigand never dreamed that the passing of the father he never knew would leave him with a title, a fortune...and a mission. No predictable lady... Considered unmarriageable at twenty-five, Lady Elizabeth has the perfect life, happily snuggled among her beloved books while caring for her curmudgeonly grandfather. Or so she thinks until she meets Christian Llevanth, the dark and mysterious Viscount Westerville, and discovers the delicious ache of desire. Elizabeth finds herself longing for more -- more romance, more excitement, and definitely more passion. But when does "more" become "too much"?
From the exotic splendors of India to the elegant ballrooms of Regency London, celebrated author Gaelen Foley pens the enthralling tale of a luscious beauty who has sworn never to call any man her master, and the powerful marquess whose passion threatens to conquer her. Born into the wealthy British ruling class of India, Georgiana Knight is as unconventional as she is beautiful. She has sworn not to marry till she meets a man who will treat her as an equal but that vow doesn't appease her ...
A perilous journey to South America is the only way to retrieve the child. With her missing brother's daughter back in her arms, Sonny Montgomery finally feels safe. Until a handsome, cold-eyed bounty hunter stops her moments before boarding a plane to the U. S. Gil Waite is after her brother. All he cares about is "finding the fugitive" and collecting his money. Sonny won't betray her family. Yet she has no choice but to go with Gil. A man whose rugged exterior hides the heart of a hero.
As the sun rises in the Australian Outback, and flowers open in the delicate morning sunlight, two people drive through the silent land, sharing the beauty unfolding around them. They only have eyes for each other. Danni and Jim's journey started as a quest to find the truth, but soon they begin to realize that this journey may really be one of the heart. . .
Diana Manning's job was to go after the big story. So what if this assignment was going to throw her back into the arms of Nick Fremont, the man who'd once broken her heart? She was a professional; she could keep personal feelings separate from business. Or so she told herself. But that was before she saw Nick choose a path that could destroy his career, if not his life. Suddenly her woman's heart was very much engaged. She was out to save her man!
Christmas is for families...And Felicity Gabriel intends to build a family right away! When she inherits a mansion, she decides to turn it into a home for orphans. But her first charges test her resolve. One child is a thief, suspicious of her kindness. The other is the local judge's traumatized daughter.Broken by war, Judge Tyrone Hawkins is devastated when his little girl runs from him to Felicity. But Felicity's courage despite the town's scorn for her orphanage and her caring way with his daughter restore his lost faith. Now he wonders if they all can find the family they seek...just in time for Christmas.
Spring break is supposed to be a week of fun in the sun for three childhood friends about to graduate from college. But one of them is ready to get her game on somewhere else...Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior--in her favorite video game, anyway. But college life was a program she couldn't quite master. To land a cybertech job without a degree, she's entering a "hackfest" over spring break--where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who's been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into the hot guy who walked away years ago, and can't fight the desire that comes rushing back. Jonah Best has never gotten over Charlie, whose kisses were always as deliciously creative as her coding. But now that they're face to face again, he doesn't know how to admit that her online admirer is really him--or how to convince her that he's offering her a job for her incredible skills, not her sex appeal. Can Jonah cut through their communication glitches and persuade Charlie that the next level up for them should be forever?33,550 Words
"Absolutely perfect. One of the best I've read in years. I definitely want more of Paige Tyler's shifters."--Kate Douglas, bestselling author of the Wolf Tales and Spirit Wild series He's a High-Octane Special Ops Pro When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is pulled from an op in Afghanistan, he is surprised to discover he's been hand-picked for a special assignment with the Department of Covert Operations (DCO), a secret division he's never heard of. Terrorists are kidnapping biologists and he and his partner have to stop them. But his new partner is a beautiful, sexy woman who looks like she couldn't hurt a fly--never mind take down a terrorist. She's Not Your Average Covert Operative Ivy Halliwell is no kitten. She's a feline shifter, and more dangerous than she looks. She's worked with a string of hotheaded military guys who've underestimated her special skills in the past. But when she's partnered with special agent Donovan, a man sexy enough to make any girl purr, things begin to heat up...
Everyone has a secret... Heartbreakingly handsome senior midwife Lucas Elliot manages to make any woman go weak at the knees! Only English obstetrician Darcie Green seems immune to his charms-his love-'em-and-leave-'em attitude infuriates her... But for Lucas, buttoned-up Darcie is the ultimate challenge-he's determined to bring out her wild side before she returns to England! Yet Lucas's plan backfires when he realizes he's dangerously close to falling for her... And, more worryingly, Darcie's even closer to discovering the secret behind the playboy!
She'd almost made him believe she was innocent Michael North knew Bree Oliver was a gorgeous gold digger after his brother's fortune, so he seduced her in a night of lovemaking and swore he'd let her go. Then a tragic accident changed everything. Now he must honor a deathbed promise to his brother-to protect the one woman Michael can never trust. But watching over the pregnant Bree tests the tycoon's self-control. Is Bree as virtuous as she claims? Or is he a fool to fall for her act? Torn between desire and distrust, Michael's walking a treacherous line, unaware of the shocking secret she's carrying....
Stepping into Prince Aleks's turreted castle is like going back in time. Five years ago he didn't tell Sara he was a prince, now he's wearing a crown!Sara once loved Aleks with all her heart, and she feels like the center of his world again. Yet she can't help feeling that there are more secrets to be revealed. . . .
Journalist Morgan Kerr shouldn't be surprised that ex-fiancé Adam Quinn wants nothing to do with her. Two years ago the rugged mercenary ran out on her, believing she'd betrayed him. But with her best friend murdered and her own father threatening to cart her away to a loony bin, she needs Quinn's help and forgiveness. Never mind that she never stopped loving him. Reluctantly, Quinn is in. He knows Morgan's not crazy. With old feelings reigniting like wildfire, their investigation turns fiercely passionate. Quinn tries to convince himself it's nothing more than lust. But when a killer takes Morgan hostage, he realizes itissomething more...a second chance with the woman he's always loved.
A MAN IN THE SHADOWSEx-CIA operative Grey Sellers had settled into a quiet, anonymous life. No secrets, no bullets, no nightmares...just the way he wanted it. Until he was hired to protect reluctant heiress Valerie Beaufort from a killer. He'd sworn not to get emotionally attached to the assignment-but Valerie was so much more than that....Valerie hadn't wanted a bodyguard, even one as sexy as Grey Sellers. But with him, Valerie finally felt like a woman-a woman willing to let a man into her heart. Yet Grey's secrets were deep and his past even deeper. Would she discover the man he truly was-before it was too late?
Playing Cupid. Arranging dates. What are mothers for? Hollywood heartthrob and widower Lukkas Spader knows his women are just photo ops for the paparazzi. He's sworn off real dating. But the big-time movie producer needs a gal Friday. And Yohanna desperately needs a job. So what if she's beautiful and their relationship starts out like a typical chick flick? That doesn't mean they're going to fall in love... She's never felt the sparks between herself and the parade of potential husbands her mother's insisted she meet. But when Yohanna Andrzejewski poses for the cameras with sexy, gorgeous Lukkas-trying to keep the gossipmongers at bay-she realizes that there's something in the air...call it sparks. Bells. Magic. Because Lukkas and Yohanna may not be looking for love, but something-or someone-is making sure it finds them!
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