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February 2014 New Releases Writerspace Newsletter
February New Releases Edition
FEBRUARY NEW RELEASES
February brings hearts and flower and all things romantic. Surrender to romance this month with great new books from Catherine Anderson, Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Jayne Ann Krentz, Elizabeth Lowell, Linda Lael Miller, Diana Palmer, Rebecca Zanetti, Kim Boykin, Stella Cameron, J. Dallas, Sylvia Day, J. T. Ellison, Lily Everett, Shoshanna Evers, Marie Ferrarella, Paula Graves, Shirley Hailstock, Lisa Renee Jones, Cheyenne McCray, Carly Phillips, Deanna Raybourn, Caris Roane, Joanne Rock, J. K. Rock, Karen Rose, Jessica Scott, Roxanne St. Claire, Mariah Stewart, Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, Susan Kearney, and Charity Pineiro.
From “incomparable“ (Fresh Fiction) author Catherine Anderson comes a novel of lost souls, second chances, and love everlasting....
Random, Colorado, is just another stop on the road for solitary gunslinger Gabriel Valance. Known for his drinking, gambling, and womanizing, he prefers to remain a stranger to anyone who crosses his path. But when an upstart gunslinger catches Gabe off guard and shoots him down, he regrets his empty, lonely life with his dying breath....
Golden-haired beauty Nancy Hoffman settled in Random after fleeing an abusive past. Caring for her younger sister and working in a hat shop help her to forge ahead, though she remains fearful and mistrustful of men—and marriage....
Their paths will cross when Gabe gets a second chance at life and a divine mission: to sweep Nancy off her feet, gain her trust, and convince her to believe in his love. And in doing so, the once-hardened cowboy may save himself....
PARADISE VALLEY (reissue) A Virgin River Novel #7 Robyn Carr
Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all...
A moving story about survival, forgiveness—and the power of love to heal a wounded spirit.
Marine corporal Rick Sudder is home early from Iraq—his tour ended abruptly on the battlefield. The carefree boy is gone, replaced by a man who believes his future is as bleak as his mirror image. But can the passion and commitment of a young woman who has never given up on him mend his broken body and shattered heart?
As the people of Virgin River rally around Rick, another recent arrival tests the tightly knit mountain town’s famous welcoming spirit. Dan Brady has a questionable past, and he’s looking for a place to start over. He’d like it to be Virgin River...if he can find a way in. But he never expects to find it in the arms of a woman who was as much an outcast as himself.
For a favorite son returned from war and an outsider looking for a home, Virgin River offers them a chance to make peace with the men they once were...and to find the dreams they thought they’d lost.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR SABRINA JEFFRIES SHINES BRIGHTLY WITH THIS SPLENDID NEW SERIES!
They are the Duke’s Men: an investigative agency born from family pride and irresistible passion, risking their lives—and sometimes their hearts—as they unravel shocking deceptions and scandalous transgressions!
Victor Cale never imagined that his sweet, shy bride, Isabella, would use her talent for creating exquisite imitation jewels in a criminal way. But there’s no denying that Isa’s handiwork was used in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family’s diamonds—after she disappeared into the night.
Ten years later, still reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous side was so undetectable, Victor is sent to Edinburgh to investigate a wealthy baron’s mysterious brideto- be. Simple enough—until the “fiancée” proves to be Isa, masquerading as an alluring young widow.
No longer the meek and mild girl he once knew, the bold woman vehemently asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her after he helped steal the royal diamonds! Piecing together the truth of the past reawakens their volatile passion, which burns hotter than ever. But with a decade of secrets between them, Victor and Isa must trust each other in order to bring the real thieves to justice—without getting burned themselves.
Searching for his hidden inheritance, Max Fortune finds more than he expects at the Robbins’ Nest Inn. Max’s mentor and friend, Jason Curzon, has left five priceless paintings on the coast and from his deathbed has sent Max to retrieve them along with anything else he might discover. What Max does find is a woman who sends shock waves to his core.
Cleopatra Robbins has her hands full managing her small coastal inn. When Max arrives she recognizes her dream man...and he’s not at all dreamy! But when danger threatens from Cleo’s past, Max is the one man she can trust.
Originally published February 1994 in hardcover and September 1994 in mass market paperback for Pocket Books.
SINISTER AND FATAL (2-in-1 reissues) The Guinevere Jones Collection Volume 2 Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Jayne Castle
The enthralling Guinevere Jones series continues with The Sinister Touch and The Fatal Fortune, together for the first time!
Fortune doesn’t shine on Guinevere Jones and Zac Justis in the mesmerizing continuation of the New York Times bestselling series.
The Sinister Touch(originally published October 1986 by Dell Books, writing as Jayne Castle and August 2012 in eBook format by InterMix)
Guinevere Jones has her head turned by the handsome young artist across the way. And when his apartment is broken into and a painting defaced, she offers her help. Now Guinevere and Zac—and his jealous nature—must confront a dark evil that will stop at nothing to achieve its unholy goal.
The Fatal Fortune(originally published December 1986 by Dell Books, writing as Jayne Castle and August 2012 in eBook format by InterMix)
When Guinevere Jones discovers that a so-called fortune-teller is making big profits by deceiving her clients, she vows to expose the scam. Now Zac—who will do anything to keep Gwen safe—helps her uncover the deadly deceptions of a blackmailer and killer out to destroy every trace of the past...
Available for the first time as a standalone eBook novella, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz’s Connecting Rooms.
Amy Comfort is a real estate agent on Misplaced Island, a quaint, remote town located off the coast of Washington. When she sells an old Victorian manse to the sultry, sexy Owen Sweet, a private investigator relocating from Seattle, sparks fly from the get-go, though both Amy and Owen decidedly ignore their natural chemistry.
Until, that is, Amy enlists Owen’s help in looking into her aunt Bernice’s fiance Arthur Crabshaw, who Amy suspects is not what he seems. To keep their cover intact, Amy and Owen pretend to be a lovestruck, newly engaged couple, as they travel to Villantry, Washington, to investigate Arthur. When the mystery surrounding Arthur begins to spin out of control, Amy and Owen must trust in each other to stay alive. But, when the lines between their make-believe courtship and reality begin to blur, will the faux-couple end up with something aside from what they had set out to find?
From a bestselling anthology comes the story of two people looking for answers, who happen upon something they never knew was missing...each other.
Originally published May 1995 in mass market paperback as part of the EVERLASTING LOVE anthology and February 1998 in trade paperback as part of the HEART’S DESIRE anthology.
Diana Saxton loved the archaeology of west—in particular, Anasazi ruins. The past is much safer for her than the present day with its unpredictable, dishonorable men.
Tennessee (Ten) Blackthorn is ramrod for the Rocking M, a remote western ranch where Anasazi ruins have recently been discovered. He is a lean, hard man who learned to fight in some of the worst backwaters of the world. His new job is to protect the ruins and the delectable blond archaeologist who wants nothing to do with him. Ten has gentled his share of wild animals, but none have intrigued him as much as the elusive Diana with both passion and fear in her beautiful eyes...
Originally published February 1991 in Silhouette Desire #624 and October 1994 for MIRA Books.
RAGGED RAINBOWS (reissue) Harlequin Bestsellers Linda Lael Miller and Janice Kay Johnson
Ragged Rainbows by Linda Lael Miller(originally published July 1986 in Silhouette Special Edition #324 and reissued May 2011 in Silhouette's Bestselling Author Collection with bonus book by Janice Kay Johnson)
WOULD IT BE BETRAYAL IF SHE NEVER KNEW?
Mitch Prescott was Shay Kendall’s savior. He’d bought her mother’s mansion on the Washington coast, a financial albatross that Shay couldn’t handle. And now he offered her true financial independence—a dream as seductive as Mitch himself. All she had to do was help him write an exposé on her mother, a former Hollywood star.
It felt disloyal, even though her mother would never know the difference. Once a legend, Rosamond now wasted away in a long-term care facility, clutching a doll she thought was her baby. It would be painful, recalling her mother’s fickle love and the worst moments of Shay’s life. But it could be the one thing that finally allowed Shay to move forward. And find her own love.
Also includes bonus book: The Miracle Baby by Janice Kay Johnson(originally published April 1997 in Harlequin SuperRomance #736).
Wild About Harry by Linda Lael Miller(originally published November 1991 by Silhouette Books and June 2006 by HQN)
HER SECOND LOVE OF A LIFETIME?
Amy Ryan strictly defined herself in three ways: successful businesswoman, devoted mother and grieving widow. Wild certainly never entered into the description. That is, until she met powerful Australian businessman Harry Griffith. Suddenly, Amy was doing all kinds of wild things—enjoying romantic dinners, taking spontaneous luxury vacations, falling in love.
And yet, a part of her was still devoted to her husband, still wanted to touch him, hold him, talk to him. But Harry demanded nothing less than all of Amy. How could she love Harry, without betraying her husband?
Also includes bonus book: Waiting for Baby by Cathy McDavid(originally published June 2009 in Harlequin American Romance #1264).
PROTECTOR Long, Tall Texans series First Time in Paperback Diana Palmer
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer takes readers back to Jacobsville, Texas, where Hayes Carson is a man on a mission—for justice.
Bobby Carson had been the only family Hayes had left in the world. A long, tall and serious Texan, Hayes has always suspected Minette Raynor had something to do with Bobby’s death, that the bright-eyed blonde gave his brother the drugs that killed him. As far as Hayes is concerned, neither her looks nor anything else will stand in the way of him righting this grievous wrong.
Minette can’t get handsome Hayes off her mind, or off her back. Even though his investigation of her is annoying, as an undercover DEA agent that’s the least of her worries. Minette dismisses Hayes until she finds herself in great danger, and he’s the only one who can save her. Can she count on Hayes to believe the truth—and save her life?
From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.
Her Love Can Save Him
Shane can’t remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside-or who he even is-but he knows something isn’t right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he’s ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew-one who carries such a deadly secret?
STEAL ME, COWBOY (eBook) A Copper Mountain Rodeo Novella Kim Boykin
Unbeknownst to her boyfriend, sassy South Carolina hairstylist, Rainey Brown, is headed to Missoula, dead set on giving her minor league baseball player boyfriend of four years an ultimatum. Either put a ring on it or let her go, preferably not the latter.
When Rainey’s piece of crap car dies in the middle of Nowhere, Montana, she’s sure she’s a goner, until gorgeous restaurateur Beck Hartnett stops to help. Beck falls hard for Rainey, and knows she would admit she’s fallen for him too, if she wasn’t so damn stubborn. Beck has five days before the car is repaired to steal Rainey’s heart from a boyfriend who doesn’t deserve her. Five days before she’s gone for good.
Louisiana lush, bayou bad...DEAD END brings Father Cyrus (FRENCH QUARTER) into his own intense story. With the victim’s brother, maverick architect Marc Girard and medical examiner Reb O’Brien stirring the waters of intrigue and murder...and stirring their own unfinished business. DEAD END is a page-turning race to find and stop a killer, and unearth a secret buried too deep for too long.
DEAD END is an expanded rewrite of COLD DAY IN JULY that was originally published September 2002 in hardcover for Kensington and November 2003 in mass market paperback for Zebra Books.
THE VIRGIN: REDEMPTION (eBook) The Virgin #2 J. Dallas
They say revenge is a dish best served cold. Maybe that’s why my plans didn’t work out. Cold could never describe what I feel for Drake Gallagher. Still, after ten years of bitterness, ten years of hiding in the shadows, I’m not sure there’s any way to bridge the distance between us. Especially now.
Running away seemed to be the best answer. So what am I supposed to do now that he’s found me again? Is it time to open up and tell him...everything? The safest thing to do would be push him away. But safety is an illusion. Nobody knows that better than I.
BARED TO YOU (Hardcover) (reissue) A Crossfire Novel #1 Sylvia Day
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire, and became a global phenomenon...
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness...
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds...and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...
Originally self published April 2012 and then published June 2012 in trade paperback for Berkleyt Trade.
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (Hardcover) Samantha Owens, Book 3 J. T. Ellison
On Sale February 25, 2014, but avilable for pre-order.
Dear Dr. Owens,
If you are reading this letter, I am dead and I would be most grateful if you could solve my murder...
Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal after she suffered a terrible personal loss. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There’s only one catch. Timothy Savage’s death was so obviously the suicide of a demented individual that the case has been closed.
When Sam learns Savage left a will requesting she autopsy his body, she feels compelled to look into the case. Sam’s own postmortem discovers clear signs that Savage was indeed murdered. And she finds DNA from a kidnapped child whose remains were recovered years earlier.
The investigation takes Sam into the shadows of a twenty-year-old mystery that must be solved to determine what really happened to Timothy Savage. Nothing about the case makes sense but it is clear someone is unwilling to let anyone, especially Samantha Owens, discover the truth.
Dr. Ben Fairfax is a veterinarian on warm, welcoming Sanctuary Island, a refuge for wild horses. Though he’s dedicated his life to healing animals and rescuing the ones no one wants, Ben is nursing deep wounds of his own. After tragedy tore his family apart, he gave up his dreams of finding happiness long ago...until Merry Preston arrives on the island. Vivacious, friendly, and instantly loveable, Merry is everything Ben is not. She’s also nine months pregnant and attempting to carve out a new life for herself and her unborn child.
Though Ben tries to keep his distance, when a raging storm cuts them off from the mainland, he’s forced to help bring her new baby into the world. It’s a harrowing experience that leaves him with one great certainty: I want these two to be my family. Seeing his opportunity, he makes a dramatic proposal to the young mother: a marriage of convenience. If Merry marries him, he’ll draw up a contract naming her son as his heir and promising to provide for them both. But as they’ll learn, love is more than a business proposition...and it’ll take all the magic hidden in Sanctuary Island to turn Ben’s proposal into something real and lasting.
Aurora’s finest become walking targets in USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella’s Cavanaugh Justice miniseries
A serial cop killer has Aurora’s police force up in arms. And when the former chief gets hit, it becomes personal for Detective Declan Cavanaugh and his beautiful new partner, Charley Randolph.
Charley first took notice of the sexy, devil-may-care detective at the academy. Now she has no desire to get involved with a fellow officer. But as the bodies pile up and the threats grow more ominous, Charley must trust Declan not to reveal her true reason for working the case. Racing against the clock draws them closer—their forbidden attraction is as impossible to deny as the grave danger they’re in.
THE SECRET OF CHEROKEE COVE (HarlequinTM Intrigue® #1479) Bitterwood P.D. #5 miniseries Paula Graves
On Sale February 18, 2014.
A near-fatal accident unearths old family secrets in this Bitterwood P.D. book from award-winning author Paula Graves.
Detective Walker Nix knew there was more to the Bitterwood police chief’s “accident” and that someone wanted his boss dead. But when the victim’s sister, U.S. marshal Dana Massey, insisted on becoming involved, Nix had a hunch his case—and his heart—was in for a heap of trouble.
With decades-old secrets—incuding a missing secret baby—being uncovered, it soon became apparent that Dana’s family was at the center of the mystery. As Nix helped Dana solve this cold case, he found himself opening up more than he’d ever dared. Yet when it was over, she’d be leaving. Unless Detective Tall, Dark and Handsome took the scariest step of all...
Wedding planner Diana Greer still believes in happily-ever-after. She’s just given up finding her own dream man. Until an Internet dating site matches her up with her ideal mate. Too bad he’s someone she already knows.... In college, Scott Thomas was the big man on campus—arrogant and full of himself. So why is one kiss from the high-flying bachelor making Diana’s toes curl?
A failed trip to the altar has cured Scott of believing in storybook endings. So he’s stunned when someone meets his unattainable requirements for romance. The brainy bookworm he knew has morphed into a beautiful, desirable woman. But Diana isn’t ready to trust him. And then Scott unveils his secret. Now Diana wonders if she’ll forever plan strangers’ weddings and never her own....
In a world where my only escape has been my art, Sara has been the light in my darkness. And there is darkness, the kind of inky black that can bleed from my life to hers. She doesn’t see it. She doesn’t understand what I’ve shown her. And my biggest fear is that soon...she will.
Much like Cinderella, Hollie Simmons was waiting for her Prince Charming but wondering if her life was meant to be anything but a fairy tale.
A kindergarten teacher, Hollie was raised to be a lady by her southern mother who passed away when Hollie was young. After a speedy remarriage by her father and more losses than she can count, Hollie is left alone in the world with only three cold, abusive stepbrothers who, along with their lowlife friend Freddy, are constantly into trouble of the worst kind and with Hollie as an easy mark.
When John McBride, a police lieutenant, saves Hollie from a nasty fall, she thinks perhaps her prince has finally come in the guise of a man she’s always wanted to get to know but was too shy.
John has seen too many cop marriages fail. He’s married to his job and doesn’t have room or the desire to be tied down. Until Hollie. As a cop he’s learned to trust his gut instinct. Perhaps he should have trusted it when told him to approach her long ago. Is he ready for the forever he sees in her eyes?
When Hollie is framed for a murder she did not commit and the key to proving her innocence seems impossible to find, will John be able to locate the shady character who committed the crime before Hollie is put behind bars? Is their love strong enough to withstand such a hardship to find their happy ending?
In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest?
Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer interested in being her fiancé’s trophy wife, Nicole Farnsworth calls off her wedding. All she wants is to be herself. And where better to find her destiny than Serendipity? The place where she met the one man who made her heart beat faster, and gave her the courage to reinvent her life—even if he doesn’t know it.
Officer Sam Marsden calls Serendipity home and he loves it there—even though his childhood sweetheart was stolen by his best friend. After such heartbreak, Sam fears he can’t trust his instincts when it comes to love. Yet he’s so tempted by Nicole, a woman he met only briefly but who has starred in his dreams ever since. For Nicole and Sam, opening their hearts one more time could change their lives forever. But who’ll be the first to take that chance?
WHISPER OF JASMINE (eBook) A Prequel Novella to City of Jasmine Deanna Raybourn
New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn transports readers to a magical New Year’s Eve party in 1914, where two guests will discover the passion of a lifetime in this prequel novella...
Notorious socialite Delilah Drummond won’t be deterred by the war. Instead, she decides to throw the event of the year, and she’s handing out invitations with an eye for wanton fun and wild abandon.
There is the dashing explorer and archaeologist Gabriel Stark, a man at a crossroads in his life. Brilliant and restless, he’s just committed to a secret enterprise that forces him to play a public role very different from the man he truly is.
And then there is the charming if flighty Evangeline Merriweather. Evie has dreamed her whole life of adventure. Little does she know, she’s about to get more than she bargained for. Especially after her vivacious Aunt Dove acts as fairy godmother, if a saucy one, providing a scandalous gown and a whisper of jasmine on her skin....
Evie will shake cool Gabriel to his core, but just how far are they willing to take love at first sight?
One seductive night will change Evie forever. Watch for her next adventure, in the City of Jasmine.
SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM (eBook anthology) Deanna Raybourn and 27 other authors
In Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them, twenty-eight romance fiction writers from diverse subgenres reveal their real-life stories of how they met, wed and love—and are loved and supported by—their spouses and life partners. At times whimsical and laugh-out-loud funny (Jacquie D’Alessandro’s “Donny & Me?”, Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick’s “Soul Mates for a Thousand Lifetimes”), at others poignant and bittersweet (Elf Ahearn’s “A Lost Friend, A Movie Star, A Man to Love Forever”), all unfailingly inspiring (Lisa Renée Jones’s “Unexpected Treasures”; Deanna Raybourn’s “Once in a Blue Moon”), each essay celebrates that most powerful and sacred of human bonds.
Happily Ever After isn’t only the stuff of romance novels and fairy tales. It is every woman’s birthright.
Once in a Blue Moon by Deanna Raybourn, Soul Mates for a Thousand Lifetimes; or, Diary of Two Cosmic Stalkers by May McGoldrick, Donny & Me by Jacquie D’Alessandro, Unexpected Treasures by Lisa Renee Jones, A “Killer” Wedding by J. Kenner, A Lost Friend, A Movie Star, A Man to Love Forever by Elf Ahearn, Real Life & Real Love by Katharine Ashe, Love Is All Around by Donna Grant, Wedding 101 for the Anti-Bridezilla by Patience Bloom, Holding Out for a Hero by Leslie Carroll, Socks by Sandals by Katana Collins, Pasta for Dinner by Suzan Colón, Stuck on the Italian Boy by Carole Bellacera, Love at First Sight? by Caryn Moya Block, A Leap of Faith Straight to the Altar by Sonali Dev, When You Come Home by Carlene Love Flores, Falling in Love with the Intern by Megan Frampton, Acceptance by Leanna Renee Hieber, Resting Easy by K.M. Jackson, Once Upon a Dream by Delilah Marvelle, Falling for my Husband by Jen McLaughlin, For Better or For Worse by Heather McCollum, Working Our Way to a Happily Ever After by Cindy Nord, Crossing by Pond by Mary Rodgers, Thanks to Uisce Beatha (Water of Life) by Kat Simons, Catch Me When I Fall by Sara Jane Stone, Everything Is Perfect by Elisabeth Staab, and Speeding Down the Relationship Super Highway by Hope Tarr
Mastyr Vampire Zephyr, a one-man fighting force, struggles to save the life of a woman who despises his warrior ways.
He won’t give up his warrior life to please a woman...
Zephyr can’t keep away from Alesia and feels obligated to keep her safe. They’d broken up, unable to reconcile painfully opposing views on what should be done to the evil Invictus pairs. But when several wraith-pairs attack her diner, he flies her to safety, taking her home where they’re trapped together for the entire day. His chronic blood-starvation problem surfaces and it soon becomes apparent that she’s the key to taking away decades of suffering. But if she offers to take care of his needs, will he be drawn in once more only to have her disapproval ruin the moment yet again?
Surrendering is dangerous...
Alesia wishes Zephyr would just leave her alone. She broke up with him months ago and wants to start a new life. The trouble is, he’s still the one man who can curl her toes. But when several deadly Invictus pairs attack her diner, Alesia has no choice but to go home with Zephyr, something she’s promised herself never to do. Trapped all day with the powerful warrior, she finds it hard to resist the comfort of his arms and the sensual feel of his lips pressed to hers. Will it hurt to offer to meet his blood-needs just this once or will surrendering leave her more vulnerable than ever?
THE BLOOD ROSE BOX SET BOOKS 1 & 2 (2-in-1 eBook reissues) Caris Roane
From USA Today Bestselling author, Caris Roane, a special boxed set that takes you into the steamy paranormal romance world of the Blood Rose Series. EMBRACE THE DARK and EMBRACE THE MAGIC are the first two books in the series and this set provides addition savings. The regular price for both books, when not discounted, is $7.98. Enjoy your savings and enter the world of blood-starved master vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs.
EMBRACE THE DARK, Book #1 (originally published November 2013 in eBook format)
How can he resist his blood rose...
Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail of Arizona is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years?
Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire...
When the dreaded enemy of all realm-folk, the Invictus, attacks at a fae wedding, Abigail’s simple human life gets turned upside down. She doesn’t know if she has the courage to pursue a path that means giving herself body and soul to a mastyr vampire. Will she return to her normal existence in Flagstaff, Arizona? Or will she embrace the dark...
EMBRACE THE MAGIC, Book #2 (originally published September 2013 in eBook format)
He desperately needs his blood rose...
Ethan, mastyr vampire of the Bergisson Realm, never thought to find his blood rose, the one woman who could ease the blood-starvation he’s endured for decades. But Samantha carries a surprising level of power as her newly discovered fae heritage emerges and she connects with his personal realm frequency, a vibration that ignites his passion. His commitment to ruling Bergisson, however, has priority, even over his driving need to be with Samantha. As desire rises, and Ethan finds himself drawn into the web of his driving, relentless need for her, will he be able to embrace his blood rose or will his guilt over past events prevent him from living life to the fullest?
How can she give up the life she planned...?
Samantha can’t believe she’s a blood rose, a woman who can meet the needs of a starved mastyr vampire. Her plans never included the world of the Nine Realms in which mastyr vampires rule millions of realm-folk, but learning that she’s half-fae has changed everything. As Ethan’s blood-needs become a life-or-death struggle, and cast her into a war against the dreaded Invictus, how can she choose to embrace her new fae powers and change her life so completely? Will she take on the role forever as Ethan’s blood rose? Or will her desire to follow her life’s ambitions force her to choose against love, passion, and unbelievable fae power?
LEARNING CURVES (reissue in eBook format) (Harlequin® Temptation® Heat #863) Joanne Rock
On Sale February 15, 2014, but avilable for pre-order.
THE STUDENT IS READY...
Graduate student Madeline Watson can’t believe the university rejected her human-mating-rituals study, hinting a good girl like her can’t handle the racy subject. Okay, so maybe she has a few gaps in her mating knowledge. But she’s changing that by propositioning campus bad boy Cal Turner. With his expert instruction, she’ll learn the finer points of desire...and how much fun it is being bad.
BUT IS THE TEACHER?
Mechanic-turned-teacher Cal has to shake a reputation that’s been a lifetime in the making. Which means he can’t risk a public fling with Maddy...and he can’t refuse her oh-so-tempting offer. But he could give her private lessons—just the two of them—studying the art of seduction. Until their passionate sessions overheat the classroom and Cal’s left wondering who really is the teacher.
Originally published January 2002 in mass market paperback.
ONE NAUGHTY NIGHT (reissue in eBook format) (Harlequin® Temptation® #951) The Wrong Bed miniseries Joanne Rock
On Sale February 15, 2014, but avilable for pre-order.
The sweet, innocent blonde on the dance floor is way out of her league in this hot singles club. And the minute Renzo Cesare recognizes that, his protective instincts step up to the plate while he tries to rescue her. If that means pretending to be Esme Giles’s blind date, well, so be it. But before he can escort her to safety, she starts whispering some not so innocent suggestions in his ear. How is a guy supposed to be noble when all he can think about is hitting the sheets?
Esme Giles is turning over a new leaf—starting with a seduction. Sure, it’s a bold move, but one look at her sexy date and she’ll do almost anything to convince this hottie to spend a sizzling night with her. Too bad he’s the wrong man! But Renzo’s red-hot kisses convince her that she’s found the right man...for more than just a night!
Originally published November 2003 in mass market paperback.
REVEALED (reissue in eBook format) (Harlequin® Temptation® Heat #919) Joanne Rock
On Sale February 15, 2014, but avilable for pre-order.
When her costume ends up falling around her ankles in an impromptu striptease, Jackie Brady realizes she just sang to the wrong party. Somehow these bachelors weren’t expecting “Happy Birthday —even if it was a rather revealing rendition. But the steamy look in gorgeous best man Greg De Costa’s eyes tells her he’s more than pleased she crashed the party. So what harm would there be in accepting bachelor number two’s seductive invitation?
Greg is spellbound by this sexy singer—even before she loses her costume! He definitely wants to know more about the sensual Jackie. But through a not-so-funny twist of fate they’re working together, and he’s vowed never to mix business with pleasure. Too bad the memory of her scorching kisses has him forgetting about his good intentions....
Originally published March 2003 in mass market paperback.
TALL, DARK AND DARING (reissue in eBook format) (Harlequin® Temptation® Heat #897) Joanne Rock
On Sale February 15, 2014, but avilable for pre-order.
Tessa O’Neal has taken on her sexy old flame, Mitch Ryder, as a client. That means she has to spend the next seven days in this man’s constant company and not fall into his bed. No problem. They may have once set the sheets on fire but she can definitely resist him. After all, that was then, this is now—and she got him out of her system long ago.
Mitch has never forgotten the passionate time he spent with Tessa. And he wants to relive it. So before the week is up, he’s going to use every sensual secret he knows to seduce her back into his arms. But their hot embraces are more powerful than ever and now they’ll have to decide if they’re daring enough to extend their week....
Originally published October 2002 in mass market paperback.
CAMP CHRISTMAS (eBook) A Camp Boyfriend Novella #2 J. K. Rock
A novella from the authors of CAMP BOYFRIEND: A teenage girl falls in love on a winter getaway with an unexpected boy from her past.
Hannah never meant to be a mean girl — at Camp Juniper Point or at her high school. It just sort of happened during one painful year when her parents split and her life fell apart. Who knew being mad at the world would catapult her to popularity? But since changing the status quo would make her some serious enemies, she’s prepared to ride out her time until graduation. That is, until a camp friend calls her on the act during their school ski trip. Will Julian out her to her friends? Or will the guy she once accused of being King of the Nerds make her wish she was a whole lot more like him?
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A cold case reopened. A murderer re-emerging more deadly than ever before...
Baltimore Homicide Detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure. And, despite it all, she’s still a fighter. When she learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice, she’s determined to put the past to rights, even when she becomes a target.
It’s former Marine Clay Maynard’s job to see the risk in every situation, but he doesn’t have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted to protect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not long after that. So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath, Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. That is, if he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose—and something terrifying to hide...
Stay sober. Get deployed. Lead his platoon. Those are the only things that matter to Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli. What he wants is for everyone to stay out of his way; what he gets is Captain Emily Lindberg telling him how to deal with his men. Fort Hood’s newest shrink is smart as a whip and sexy as hell. She’s also full of questions—about the army, its soldiers, and the agony etched on Reza’s body and soul.
. . . open his heart to love?
Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need—and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it’s just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she’s thrilled. Too bad it doesn’t help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He’s the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . .
SEDUCTION ON THE SAND (eBook) A Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #2 Roxanne St. Claire
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author brings readers back to the sun-drenched beaches of Barefoot Bay, where love is always in the air! In the brand new Billionaires of Barefoot Bay trilogy, meet a trio of sexy heroes and the most unlikely ladies who steal their hearts in three novella-length love stories.
Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker. He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone. Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life...easy. Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is...hard.
Frankie Cardinale’s fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her “Nonno” in the heart of Barefoot Bay. As a child, the farm and its precious residents were a refuge for her after her parents died and her grandfather taught her all about “the sweet life” of raising goats. While she held her Nonno in her arms on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy. Nothing — not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way — will convince her to break that promise.
Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because it doesn’t take long for Elliott to realize that all the money in the world can’t buy him what he really wants the most...her love.
After taking stock of her life, Sophie Enright has decided it’s time for a break. Between a law career that’s become criminally dull and a two-timing boyfriend she’s done with once and for all, Sophie desperately needs some time to think and some space to breathe. The perfect place to do both is easygoing St. Dennis, Maryland, where Sophie can visit with her brother while she figures out her options. Once in St. Dennis, she discovers a shuttered restaurant and makes a bold move that is also a leap of faith. Sophie buys the fixer-upper in order to finally pursue her dream career.
But Sophie’s labor of love becomes a bone of contention for her new neighbor Jason Bowers. The local landscaper has big plans for growing his business—until Sophie scoops up the property he’s got his eye on. And no amount of buyout offers or badgering from him will get her to budge. It’s hardly the start of a beautiful friendship. But when they’re paired up to work on a community project, they agree to put their differences aside, and sparks begin to fly. Then Sophie’s cheating ex suddenly shows up, looking for a second chance—and threatening to make Jason a third wheel just when his hotheaded feelings about Sophie were turning decidedly warmhearted. All Sophie wants is a new life and a true love. But what are the odds of having both?
LAKESIDE COTTAGE (Trade Paperback) (reissue) Susan Wiggs
If you trust your heart, you’ll always know who you are...
Each summer, Kate Livingston returns to her family’s lakeside cottage, a place of simple living and happy times—a place where she hopes her son, Aaron, can blossom. But her quiet life gets a bit more interesting with the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, JD Harris.
JD has a good reason for being secretive. In a moment of sheer bravery, the Washington, D.C., paramedic prevented a terrible tragedy—and became a national hero. He’s hardly able to remember who he was before the media frenzy...until he escapes to this lovely, remote part of the Northwest.
Now Kate and Aaron have rekindled the joy of small pleasures and peace, something JD thought he’d never have again. But how long will his blissful anonymity last before reality comes banging at his door?
Originally published August 2005 and reissued August 2011 in mass market paperback.
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods reveals that the most delightful surprises may await right in your own backyard!
Falling for a handsome stranger on the very morning they meet is hardly what recently divorced Abby Miller planned for her return to Seaview Key. Hoping to mend an old friendship and to give back to the community she loves, Abby’s definitely not looking for love.
For ex-soldier Seth Landry, Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to heal a broken heart...eventually. And when he rescues a beautiful woman on the beach, his nightmares about the past are eclipsed by daydreams about the future.
Neither Abby nor Seth is looking for forever, but powerful love has its own timetable. And taking a chance on the future will test their courage in ways neither of them could possibly have anticipated.
LOVERS IN HIDING (eBook reissue of HarlequinTM Intrigue® #644) Hide and Seek #3 miniseries Susan Kearney
HE WAS BIG AND STRONG AND SEXY...
But he was a complete stranger! So why was she lying in his arms on a public beach? He said he’d rescued her when a blue sedan had forced her car into the ocean, but she couldn’t remember anything....
CIA analyst Clay Rogan was sent to find and decode the documents Melinda Murphy’s brother had mailed to her. But first he had to keep her safe from the killers pursuing her. Harder still, he had to fight the desire that glittered between them. Clay was determined to win the battle with their deadly enemies—but with Melinda, all he could think of was surrender!
Originally published December 2001 in mass market paperback.
HIDDEN HEARTS (eBook reissue of HarlequinTM Intrigue® #640) Hide and Seek #2 miniseries Susan Kearney
HE WOULD PROTECT HER WITH HIS LIFE...
Architect Alexandra Golden insisted she didn’t need the bodyguard her brother, Jake, had hired. Surely the papers Jake had sent weren’t worth killing her for. Anyway, could she trust the handsome stranger? Sure, he was gentle with her and funny, and his I’ve-got-to-have-you kisses made her knees weak, but he was also arrogant, secretive and very dangerous.
Roarke Stone, ex-CIA field officer, had failed to save his fiancée from a terrorist’s bomb and had no intention of losing Alexandra to the powerful, deadly men who were pursuing her. He was determined to protect her, but could he protect his own vulnerable heart?
Originally published November 2001 in mass market paperback.
THE HIDDEN YEARS (eBook reissue of HarlequinTM Intrigue® #636) Hide and Seek #1 miniseries Susan Kearney
HE’D OPENED HIS HEART TO HER
Jake Cochran was eighteen when Cassidy Atkins walked out of his life. Now he had no intention of letting the beautiful attorney get close to him. When Cassidy discovered her father had withheld documents Jake needed to uncover the secrets of his past, she wanted to help him in his search. Except her well-meant efforts put them both in mortal danger. Forced to work together to elude their deadly pursuers, they couldn’t ignore the attraction that shimmered between them. But when passion turned to love, Cassidy risked everything to convince Jake that this time he could trust her with his heart.
Originally published October 2001 in mass market paperback.
Finding Mr. Right wasn’t what she had in mind . . .
When Tori got lucky, she never imagined that her one night fling would turn into something more. But her birthday surprise turns out to be “the one” and before long, she and Gil are talking about making it something a little more permanent.
There’s just one problem. Okay, maybe more than one. Like Tori’s three best friends who fear that once Tori gets married, she’ll disappear as so many of their friends have over the years. And her mother and father who are making all kinds of noises about Tori and Gil’s plans for a quick and simple wedding. Not to mention Tori’s perfect sister with her new little baby. . .
With pressure building from all sides, Tori and Gil do the only possible thing: Elope. But can their new marriage survive the demands of friends, family, and their own insecurities?
NEW YORK TIMES Mass Market Paperback Fiction 02/09
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