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Eager to escape her past in Ireland, Shauna Farrow signs on to become an indentured servant to Joshua Stewart, a wealthy man in Pennsylvania Colony.But a life of servitude quickly turns to drudgery, and her hopes for starting over and creating a better life for herself are waning-until she meets her master's roguish son, Ashton.Shauna fights her growing attraction to Ashton, torn between propriety and acting on her emotions. But amidst their flirting, something dark stirs. Shauna soon discovers why no other servants will work for the strange Stewart family.Stewart House has an unsavory reputation: a previous servant died there under mysterious circumstances. When another servant goes missing in the middle of the night, Shauna is convinced that a member of the family is responsible.When Shauna's investigation leads her too close to the truth, it's up to Ashton to save her before time runs out.
SHADOWS OF THE PAST Though Macy Douglas remembers nothing from the night of her mother's murder, she's determined to prove her father's innocence in the crime. But she soon finds that returning to her childhood home and digging up her family's past is a surefire way to attract enemies-and a killer that's still at large. Now only handsome local cop Nick Baldwin can safeguard her-even if that means disobeying direct orders and risking his job. His boss might not think Macy's in harm's way, but Nick's suspicions are soon confirmed when an assailant breaks into her house. Nick tries to trigger Macy's memories for clues...but someone will do anything to ensure that the past remains forgotten.
HER INHERITANCE CAME WITH AN ENIGMATIC STRANGERA powerful storm delivered heiress Stacy Ashford into the iron-hard embrace of a shadowy stranger, a man as rough-hewn as the craggy Colorado mountains. But their meeting seemed more fate than chance. Gaining her inheritance depended on Stacy's rebuilding the eerie hotel where Josh Spencer's sister had died. And though she shouldn't trust Josh's motives for helping her, his commanding presence kept her strong when someone-or something-tried to scare her off. Then the incidents turned deadly....She was Josh's means to end the search for his sister's killer, and a threat to the posted No Trespassing sign on his heart. But Stacy's inheritance bound them in an ever-tightening coil of danger-and what destiny joins, let no man, ghost or killer put asunder....
England's Tower of London was the terrifying last stop for generations of English political prisoners. A Dangerous Inheritance weaves together the lives and fates of four of its youngest and most blameless: Lady Katherine Grey, Lady Jane's younger sister; Kate Plantagenet, an English princess who lived nearly a century before her; and Edward and Richard, the boy princes imprisoned by their ruthless uncle, Richard III, never to be heard from again. Across the years, these four young royals shared the same small rooms in their dark prison, as all four shared the unfortunate role of being perceived as threats to the reigning monarch. Weaving together their lives and fates into a dark mystery of thwarted love and ruthless ambition, Alison Weir has written the most suspenseful, large-scale novel of her career.
The success of A&E's hit series "Deadliest Catch" and Discovery Channel's new reality show, "The World's Toughest Jobs" prove that Americans are fascinated with danger and the people who make it their livelihood. Here readers will find all the harrying details on dozens of the riskiest jobs on earth. Ever thought about becoming a bounty hunter? Wondered how much bullfighters make? Considered training lions or jumping out of helicopters into forest fires for some extra cash? Did you know truck drivers have steered themselves into one of the most dangerous jobs in America? Dangerous Jobs offers an entertaining and informational guide to employment for the truly adventurous soul.
A story that sweeps from the seething turmoil of Ireland to the mystery and intrigue of Regency England-an enthralling tale of long-buried secrets, scandalous passion, and a love that will last forever .. . Felicity Monahan is a beautiful, rebellious heiress with a terrible secret. Miles is her unwanted guardian-a man of seductive power an dangerous sensuality. They come together one mist-shrouded night. What begins as a charade borne of desperation soon becomes an illicit liaison of passionate abandon and forbidden love. One man stands between them: a cruel landowner to possess the wealth he craves and the woman he desires. His dark treachery will drive a pair of lovers to dare the unknowable and risk the unthinkable, just to hold on to their ... Fifth book in the company of Rogues Collection.
Nonfiction is the new black comedy in this hilarious collection of award-winning literary essays written by the infamous Pagan Kennedy. In the title piece, Alex Comfort, author of The Joy of Sex, reinvents himself as a sex guru in California and hatches a plan to destroy monogamy forever. In the stories that follow, a retired chemist finds a way to turn a wasteland into paradise, an aspiring tyrant tries to become the emperor of America, and an artist rigs himself up to a "brain machine" made from parts he bought at Radio Shack. All of the essays--most of which have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe Magazine--document the stories of visionaries bent on remaking the world, for better or for worse.
A brand spanking new, rejacketed B format edition featuring a letter from Jackie Collins to her fans. . . In Chances, Lucky grew up in a top crime family, in Lucky she was married three times, in Lady Boss she took on Hollywood and bought Panther Studios, and in Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge, she fought off a life-long enemy to keep the studio and her husband. Now in Dangerous Kiss, when a member of her family is brutally gunned down in a random car-jacking, Luky's fury knows no bounds. While tracking the killer, her relationship with her husband is severely put to the test. And suddenly into her life comes a man from her past. A man with a dangerous kiss.
The latest from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Eisenheim the Illusionist (the basis for the film "The Illusionist") is a dazzling collection of darkly comic stories, united by their obsession with obsession.
Thirteen darkly comic stories, Dangerous Laughter is a mesmerizing journey that stretches the boundaries of the ordinary world.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Book one of Gulf Coast RescueRaised by navy parents, Kelly Bishop learned how to pack light and say goodbye at an early age. She's earned her Coast Guard rescue swimmer stripes in some of the toughest waters out there, outperforming men along the way. Now she's ready for a new start in Florida, eager to prove herself as the best of the best.What she isn't ready for is the spark between her and fellow Coastie Ian Razzamenti.Ian knows what he wants and he knows how to get it. And what he's always wanted is a stay-at-home wife-someone who can take care of their children while he's out on missions. The attraction he feels for Kelly is intense, but is it worth giving up his big-family dreams?Life-or-death situations leave little time for distraction-or doubt. When a tropical storm becomes a hurricane and a dangerous enemy reveals himself, their air station springs into action, and Kelly and Ian may not have the chance to decide whether they want to take the leap...71,000 words
A Dangerous Liaison tells the intense, passionate, and sometimes painful story of how two brilliant free-thinkers, lovers, and rivals came to share a relationship that lasted more than fifty years. Moving from the corridors of the Sorbonne to the cafés of Paris's Left Bank, we discover how the strikingly beautiful and gifted young Simone DeBeauvoir came to fall in love with the squinting, arrogant, hard- drinking Jean-Paul Sartre. We learn about that first summer of 1929, filled with heated debates that went on long into the night, sexual rivalry and betrayal, and the dangerous ideas that led people to experiment with new ways of behaving. We hear how Sartre compromised with the Nazis and fell into a Soviet honey-trap. And, thanks to recently discovered letters written by the avowed feminist DeBeauvoir, Seymour-Jones reveals the darker, more dangerous side to the couple's philosophy of free love, including Simone's lesbianism and her pimping of younger girls for Jean-Paul in order to keep his love. Finally available in the U.S., this is a compelling and fascinating account of what lay behind the legend that this brilliant, tempestuous couple created.
Aristocrats and ex-lovers Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded lives.
The relationship between criminal syndicates and politicians has a long history, including episodes even from the earliest years of America's colonies. But while organized crime may not get the headlines it once did in North America, the resurgence of such criminal activity in Latin America, and in some European nations, has grabbed the public's attention.In Dangerous Liaisons noted scholars describe and analyze the role of organized crime in the financing of politics in selected democracies in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico) and in Europe (Bulgaria and Italy). The book seeks to unravel the myths that have developed around crime in these locales, while providing facts and informing the debate on how organized crime corrupts democratic institutions, especially in relation to the funding of political parties and their activities.Among the subjects studied in detail are the role of organized crime in political finance through the lens of Argentina's presidential campaigns of 1999 and 2007; Brazil's elected officeholders and their role in corruption; the weakness of Colombia's democracy; the growing role of money in Costa Rica's politics; the destructive effects of drug money on Mexican institutions; the link between organized crime--narrowly and broadly understood--and political financing in Bulgaria; and crime and political finance in Italy.The work of the scholars corrects what volume editor Kevin Casas-Zamora calls "a glaring gap in the literature on the role of organized crime in the corruption of democratic institutions." That is, the funding of political parties and their activities--which in these cases are mostly election campaigns. The chapters not only present the evidence but also can be regarded as a call to action.Contributors include Leonardo Curzio (CISAN/UNAM), Donatella della Porta (European University Institute), Delia Ferreira Rubio (a member of the international board of directors of Transparency International), Mauricio Rubio (a researcher at the External University of Colombia), Daniel Smilov (Center for Liberal Strategies, Sofia), Bruno Wilhelm Speck (University of Campinas), and Alberto Vannucci (University of Pisa).
A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime--but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.Stella Gordon's life is a lie. She does not belong in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. As the star witness in a murder trial against a drug dealer, Stella is now in the Witness Protection Program. The small town locals can never know who she really is. Not even Chet Falconer, the one boy who makes her want to reveal her true self. She knows that telling the truth will only bring violence to this safe haven. Despite how hard Stella tries to stay under the radar, danger is fast-approaching. Criminals have a way of getting rid of witnesses, and Stella may have made the one mistake that could lead the cold-blooded men hunting for her right to her doorstep.
He was a dangerous man to love-and the last man she thought she'd marry. He was a dangerous man to love-and the last man she thought she'd marry. To prevent a dear friend from wedding the notorious Ian Lennard, Viscount St. Clair, Felicity Taylor set out to expose him for the scoundrel he is-never anticipating the consequences. Because now the dashing, dangerous lord is short a bride, in desperate need of an heir . . . and has set his sights on Felicity! Ian is indeed looking for a wife to secure his fortune, but this saucy, stubborn beauty might be more than he can handle. Never one to shy from a challenge-and enchanted by a face and form that could bring the most indifferent husband to his knees-suddenly Ian is about to discover the one thing more perilous than wedding vows: actually falling in love with his bride!
LADY ROSABELLA'S RUSE by Ann Lethbridge. None of the women at a house party catch Garth Evernden's jaded eye. The only one worth noting is a covered-up lady's companion with an intriguing hint of exotic beauty that the eighth Baron Stanford would like to uncover. . . Rose is in fact posing as a widow to find her inheritance - without it, she and her sisters will certainly perish! Soon, a new solution springs to Rose's mind. . . surely becoming mistress to this generous and handsome rake would bring definite advantages? THE DANGEROUS LORD DARRINGTON by Sarah Mallory. The dangerous Lord Darrington is not a man to be welcomed into a house of unprotected women! He may be an Earl, but even in the wilds of Yorkshire, Beth Forrester has heard tales of the incorrigible rake that make her toes curl. . . Unexpectedly hosting such a scandalous celebrity is only the first of Beth's problems. Now the wicked Lord Darrington has found out about the dark secret she will do anything to protect. How to buy a rake's silence? There is only one way - with her body!
Daphne Collingham is masquerading as a governess in Lord Timothy Colton's home- determined to discover if he is responsible for her beloved cousin's death. She's prepared to uncover secrets and scandal, but the biggest revelation is the way she feels under the lord's dark gaze.... Lord Colton is suspicious of the alluring new governess-and with the furor surrounding him he must control his passion. But a man has his limits, and the delectable Miss Collingham is pure temptation....
Ray Norman spent most of his life living in far-flung corners of the globe, working on long-term development projects and living out his calling as a Christian professional. By the time he arrived in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania around the turn of the millennium, he was veteran of life as an expat, at home in countries and cultures not his own. But in 2001, the world was about to change--and so was Ray's life. In the aftermath of 9/11--a time when tensions between Muslim and Western culture were peaking--Ray and his daughter, Hannah, made the short drive from their home to the Mauritanian beach. But instead of spending the afternoon enjoying the waves and the water, father and daughter found themselves hurtling back to the city, each with a bullet-hole pumping blood into the floorboards of their jeep. Dangerous Love is an account of the Normans' brush with violent extremism--and of the family's unexpected return to Mauritania in the face of terrifying risks. This is the story of a call that could not be denied and of a family's refusal to give up on love.
Torn from his Romany mother's arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother's murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes. And Ariella de Warenne is the perfect object for his lust and revenge....Ariella de Warenne's heritage assures her a place in proper society, though as a radical and independent thinker she scorns her peers' frivolous pursuits in the Ton, fashion and marriage. Until a Roma camp arrives at Rose Hill, and she finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader, Emilian. Even when he warns her away, threatening that he intends to seduce and destroy her, she cannot refuse him. For Ariella is just as determined to fight for their dangerous love....
Adair Radcliffe is only a child when her family perishes in the War of the Roses, so her real father, the womanizing King Edward IV, takes her in, honoring his promise to her mother. Once Adair turns sixteen, the king marries her off without her knowledge - and to her later outrage - in a wedding by proxy. But when tragedy leaves her a widow twice over, Adair realizes that her already tenuous social position has sunk even lower. Now, all she can do is hope that the Scottish laird to whom she is sold will have mercy on her. But little does master or servant suspect that love knows no rank. .
Love saves the day in this quintet of thrilling romantic suspense novels. Indulge in the sheltering embraces of a few good men (and women!) with these taut and compelling tales of intrigue.<P><P> Fire Angel: Criminal profiler Jake McKenzie has returned from Afghanistan minus a leg and his sense of confidence-until Alexis Michaels is next on an arsonist's murder list.<P> Executive Impulse: Detective Kate Flynn finds her life in danger, her car sabotaged, her jogging route booby trapped, her condo on fire. And worse still-she's fallen in love with the man who may be part of the plot.<P> The Way You Love Me: Self-confident surgeon Melanie Sweet was never afraid of men until she suffered a brutal trauma-can an ex-Navy SEAL security expert working undercover help her heal?<P> Mississippi Blues: When Trey Bouche found his best friend Jace with blood on his hands five years ago, it shattered their friendship and his relationship with Jace's sister, Summer. As startling truths are exposed, Trey and Summer try to rediscover the love they lost.<P> Starr Tree Farm: Laura returns home a year after her husband's death and becomes a target for her husband's murderer. Will her childhood-playmate-turned-devilish-man unravel the secret before it's too late?
The prolific Small (Forbidden Pleasures; The Last Heiress) launches a stylish new historical romance with this action-packed erotic tale set in the English and Scottish borderlands just before and during the Tudor period. Small's never-say-die heroine is the beautiful and stubborn Adair Radcliffe, the countess of Stanton-and the bastard daughter of Edward IV. Orphaned at six during the War of the Roses, Lady Adair is taken in by King Edward and raised in the royal nursery. At 16, she flees to her family's estate to avoid a planned marriage. Undeterred, the king marries her by proxy to a 14-year-old. Adair refuses to accept him, and he is killed later by Scottish raiders, freeing her to wed handsome neighbor Andrew Lynbridge. That union ends when Andrew is killed during a dynastic struggle. The new king brands Adair a traitor and strips her of her title and property. Much worse is in store, as Scottish raiders capture and sell her into slavery. She and Conal Bruce, her new master and a local lord, fall in love and wed, and Adair looks to the future in her Scottish home. Small again delivers what her fans have come to expect-a strong heroine and steamy romance-in what promises to be a popular series. (Oct.)
The end of the road for Todd and Elizabeth? One of the strictest rules in the Wakefield house is "No motorcycles." Ever since their cousin was killed in a crash, Elizabeth and Jessica have been forbidden to go near them. So when Elizabeth's boyfriend Todd drives up on a shiny new Yamaha, she knows there's trouble ahead. She can't ride Todd's bike, but other girls can -- and do. And sight of those girls riding with their arms around Todd is making Elizabeth crazy with jealousy. Todd tells her not to worry, but Elizabeth's scared of losing him. Will Todd's new bike drive them apart?
No sooner had Selene Brand cast her love spell than dark, handsome- and freshly stabbed-Cory Forrester fell at her feet. She felt as destined to save this stranger as she was to love him, even if it meant exposing her secret life as a witch. But the injured amnesiac didn't even know his own name, whether Selene was the cause of his injured state-or his salvation. Cory knew only that his attraction to Selene was as unworldly as her unusual pagan rituals. . . ;and that with killers now after both of them, they might be dead before nightfall. . . ;.