posted on June 10, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

This June, it’s Summertime and the Reading is Easy

The days are longer and the heat is rising. . . so is the number of terrific books available to be enjoyed. Why not make your selection from among the June releases written by Writerspace Top Shelf authors, including:

closetoyouClose to You (Lost Hearts #3)
By Christina Dodd
eBook
Self Published, reissued from 05/05
Released May 7, 2014
www.ChristinaDodd.com

Who knows the truth about her family? Who wants to keep her past hidden forever? New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd brings you mystery, romance and suspense in Close to You… Twenty-three years ago, in a small Texas town, a vicious crime tore a young family apart. The children were scattered, the baby given up for adoption…

Kate Montgomery’s loving, adoptive parents raised her all over the world, teaching her to overcome every obstacle. Now an ambitious news reporter, she faces the challenge of her life; she is threatened by a malicious stalker who knows too much about her mysterious past. She hires a bodyguard, but the cool, blade-sharp intensity of Teague Ramos both menaces and attracts. When her own relentless investigation unlocks dangerous secrets, she and Teague go on a high-stakes chase that may lead to the family she has never known — or into the trap of a ruthless killer.

onceuponapillowOnce Upon a Pillow
By Christina Dodd with Connie Brockway
Published by Amber House Books,
Released May 7, 2014, reissued from 2/04
www.ChristinaDodd.com
www.ConnieBrockway.com

One bewitching bed…four captivating couples…two enthralling New York Times bestselling authors…

Once Upon a Pillow tells the story of the magnificent Masterson bed and the passionate couples who share it through the ages. This sparkling quartet of tales by two of historical romances’ brightest stars–Christina Dodd and Connie Brockway–is set during four of England’s most thrilling eras and proves that true love–and sizzling desire–are truly timeless. Once Upon a Pillow includes…

First Knight by Connie Brockway
In medieval England, a battle weary knight returns from the Crusades searching for peace and finds instead the feisty–and bloodthirsty–wife-by-proxy he’d forgotten he even had.

Kidnapped by Christina Dodd
A poverty-stricken lord concocts the perfect plan to win a fortune by abducting and marrying an heiress, but finds his own heart stolen when he snatches the wrong girl.

Her Captive by Connie Brockway
During George III’s reign, a highwayman’s beautiful sister will do anything to protect her brother from the bold kingsman set on his trail, even if it means chaining the fierce and furious man to her bed.

Last Night by Christina Dodd
The man in her house is a stranger to her, a danger to her, and the one man she should never love…and can’t resist.

dorindaDorinda and the Doctor
By Sabrina Jeffries
eBook
Published by Pocket Star
Released June 6, 2014, reissued from 08/09
www.SabrinaJeffries.com

Available for the first time digitally, this sizzling short story from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries features the dashing Doctor Worth, who appeared in What the Duke Desires from The Duke’s Men Regency romance series.

Dr. Percy Worth finds young widow Dorinda Nunley ravishing every time he sees her at her cousins’, the Duke and Duchess of Lyons. But he figures that a society hothouse flower would make a terrible doctor’s wife. Still, when she lets herself into his residence one morning to find him half-dressed, he’s as fascinated as he is surprised by the intrusion.

Though Dorinda’s angry when she realizes they’re victims of the duchess’s matchmaking, Percy suggests that they teach the duchess a lesson by pretending to court, then break off spectacularly at the duke’s dinner that night. But after a day together-and a very hot tumble in bed-they realize they suit each other far better than they ever dreamed. So do they go forward with their plan? Or embrace the pretense that has become all too real?

absolutelyAbsolutely, Positively
By Jayne Anne Krentz
eBook
Published by Purple Papaya
Released May 22, 2014,
Reissued from 02/96
www.JayneAnneKrentz.com

Molly Abberwick, trustee of her father’s foundation and owner of Seattle’s Abberwick Tea & Spice Company, has every intention of firing her new consultant. True, he’s brilliant, sexy, and fascinating, but he’s also arrogant, over-bearing and impossible. Dr. Harry Stratton Trevelyan has his own plans. To Molly’s shock, he proposes a no-strings attached affair. Molly can’t believe that he thinks there is any such thing as a simple, no-commitment relationship. But there is this strange attraction between them… Turns out Harry Trevelyan has a secret side. It involves paranormal premonitions and his family of composed of carnival illusionists, daredevils and psychics. Before Harry and Molly can find a way to overcome their personal issues, violence and a mysterious stalker crash into their lives. Now these two mis-matched people will have to find a way to work together to survive.

themarriagepactThe Marriage Pact (The Women of Bliss County #1)
By Linda Lael Miller
eBook
Published by Harlequin
Released May 27, 2014
www.LindaLaelMiller.com

The women of Bliss County are ready to meet the men of their dreams! See how it all begins in this enthralling new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller.

Ten years ago, Hadleigh Stevens was eighteen and this close to saying “I do,” when Tripp Galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle. Now that she’s recovered from her youthful mistake and Tripp’s interference, Hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact. She doesn’t expect Tripp to meddle with her new plan to find Mr. Right-or to discover that she’s more attracted to him than ever!

Divorced and eager to reconnect with his cowboy roots, Tripp returns to Bliss County to save his ailing father’s ranch. He’s not looking for another wife-certainly not his best friend’s little sister. But he’s never been able to forget Hadleigh. And this time, if she ends up in his arms, he won’t be walking away!

thelastmercenaryThe Last Mercenary (Bestselling Author Collection)
By Diana Palmer
(with Her Lone Cowboy by Donna Alword)
eBook
Published by Harlequin
Released May 27, 2014
Reissued from 09/01
www.DianaPalmer.com

PRIVATE PROTECTOR

Micah Steele was a mystery, as silent as stone and just as intractable. Not even those closest to him knew the details of his life-which was exactly how it had to be. Because Micah was a mercenary, and his lies protected those he loved. Or they had, until the young beauty he’d left behind in Jacobsville, Texas, was kidnapped by his sworn enemy.

Micah was prepared to go to the ends of the earth to rescue Callie Kirby. But he wasn’t prepared for her sweet innocence to be more dangerous than the evil he hunted. He could protect Callie from ruthless drug lords, but who would protect her from Micah?

circleofgoldCircle of Gold (Men of Medicine #2)
By Diana Palmer
eBook
Published by eHarlequin.com
Released June 15, 2014
Reissued from 2000
www.DianaPalmer.com

Sparks flew the moment Kasie Mayfield arrived at Gil Callister’s sprawling Montana ranch to temporarily care for his two adorable daughters. Yet never in her wildest dreams did the innocent young woman imagine that her formidable new boss would sweep her off her feet with his potent charm. Before long, she was so deeply in love that it made her heart ache. But how did he feel? The enigmatic rancher was so difficult to read. Still, she couldn’t imagine spending her life with anyone but Gil. Could Kasie convince the hard-edged widower that a circle of gold belonged on her finger?

fireandiceFire and Ice
By Diana Palmer
eBook
Published by Harlequin
Released June 15, 2014
Reissued from 08/83
www.DianaPalmer.com

Like the heroine of one of her romances, bestselling author Margie Silver was willing to rise to Cal Van Dyne’s challenge. The arrogant tycoon vowed that Margie’s sister would not marry his younger brother, and Margie was just as determined that the wedding would take place. Margie expected Cal’s assault but not the cynical game of love he played with her on his lavish Florida estate. Suddenly Margie was gambling with her sister’s future-and her own-with a passionate adversary who made his own rules…until he met his match.

hardenHarden (Long, Tall Texans)
By Diana Palmer
eBook
Published by Harlequin
Released June 15, 2014
Reissued from 03/91
www.DianaPalmer.com

HARD-HEARTED LONER

Born into a sprawling ranching family, rugged Harden Tremayne was the toughest, wildest man ever to come out of Texas cattle country. And the loneliest. Until he met Miranda Warren, the lovely Chicago widow who aroused feelings too long denied-and a yearning for something that could never be his….  Miranda had never felt anything as overwhelming as her passion for the long, lean cowboy. But was her love enough to melt his hard, hungry heart and help them make a new life-together?

lovebyproxyLove by Proxy
By Diana Palmer
eBook
Published by Harlequin
Released June 15, 2014
Reissued from 12/85
www.DianaPalmer.com

Chairman of the board Worth Carson had been none too pleased when beautiful Amelia Glenn walked into his office wearing only a trench coat and belly-dancer costume. While revenge had been the primary goal in Worth’s mind as he sought out the mystery woman, all thoughts of getting even soon vanished.  A free spirit who couldn’t resist a dare, Amelia didn’t know that baiting a man like Worth was rather like baiting a grizzly bear. Or guess that a tiny misunderstanding with the police and getting fired from her job were both part of an unorthodox strategy to get her into his lair…

manoficeMan of Ice
By Diana Palmer
eBook
Published by Harlequin
Released June 15, 2014
Reissued from 05/96
www.DianaPalmer.com

Ice Man: Dawson Rutherford, our 100th Silhouette hero!  His scheme: Plan a mock engagement to help secure the land he so desperately needed.

Only one woman had the power to drive this seemingly heartless cowboy wild, and now he needed her to pose as his bride-to-be! A tempestuous night long ago had forced Dawson to abandon all hope of making Barrie his lawfully wedded wife, but there was not telling what sharing a spread with this hot-blooded woman would do to the man of ice.

theweddinginwhiteThe Wedding in White (Men of Medicine Ridge #1)
By Diana Palmer
eBook
Published by Harlequin
Released June 15, 2014
Reissued from 2000
www.DianaPalmer.com

It is McKenzie who consoles Natalie at Age 17 when the devastating news of her boyfriend’s death strikes her. Seemingly indifferent to her until then, her older neighbor makes her lose herself with a strong embrace and a hot stirring kiss! That one kiss leaves her in a shock as if her entired body has been seared with his seal. Then he says, “Don’t forget. I am going to show you what comes next.”

tamedTamed (A Dark Protectors Novella)
By Rebecca Zanetti
Published by eKensington
Released May 15, 2014
www.RebeccaZanetti.com

Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he’s a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He’s not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that’s what cost him Lily-three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he’s in the same benighted calling-and forced into proximity with her-all the old desires are roaring back to life…

After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she’s vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she’s determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies…
Love is about to start conquering…

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