If Holly Lane can’t finish her romance novel by Christmas, she must return the advance she spent to pay off her parents’ mortgage. Reluctantly she agrees to collaborate with English mystery author Noel Atterberry to finish the book.
Working together in Noel’s English manor, they feel the same heat of attraction as their fictional hero and heroine. But for Noel romance means heartbreak. With Holly, and in the novel they are co-writing together, he rejects a happy ending and demands their characters die in a fiery car crash. Will Holly and Noel manage to write a happily-ever-after for their fictional couple—and themselves—by their Christmas deadline?Read More
From bestselling author Kendra Elliot comes a riveting installment in the Widow’s Island Novella series about an ex-FBI agent’s race to save the man she loves from a trio of bank robbers.
When two men kidnap former FBI agent Cate Wilde’s fiancé, the boldness of the crime rattles the community. Desperate to find the man she loves, Cate joins forces with the FBI and the local sheriff’s department to launch an investigation and bring Dr. Henry Powers home.
Return to 1930s Burning Cove, California, the glamorous seaside playground for Hollywood stars, mobsters, spies, and a host of others who find more than they bargain for in this mysterious town.
Maggie Lodge, assistant to the reclusive advice columnist known only as Dear Aunt Cornelia to her readers, hires down-but-not-quite-out private eye Sam Sage to help track down the person who is blackmailing her employer. Maggie and Sam are a mismatched pair. As far as Sam is concerned, Maggie is reckless and in over her head. She is not what he had in mind for a client but he can’t afford to be choosy. Maggie, on the other hand, is convinced that Sam is badly in need of guidance and good advice. She does not hesitate to give him both…Read More
Lies from the heart lead to a dangerously intimate case for Sheriff Bree Taggert in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of revenge and fatal deceptions.
When a digital marketer is found murdered in his backyard—hands bound and face smothered by plastic wrap—Sheriff Bree Taggert and criminal investigator Matt Flynn respond to the call. Their investigation focuses on the man’s dating-app profile and the word liar carved into his forehead.
One day later, the killer strikes again.
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries brings a fresh new hook to Regency romance with her series about three event planners who’ve rejected working as governesses to become party planners. This delightful, behind-the-scenes premise will appeal to fans of the Netflix hit Bridgerton, HBO’s The Gilded Age, and readers of Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Madeline Hunter and Ella Quinn.
When members of theton‘s elite need to host a dazzling party, they call upon the planning services of Elegant Occasions—three young ladies who’ve put their talents for fashion, food, and music to excellent use. But while they excel in designing the perfect social event, love refuses to abide by any plan . . .
She’s haunted his dreams for years, and now she’s back to wreak havoc on his heart.
When Sheriff Cody Banks’s wife died, he blamed Abby Brennan for the illness he’s sure killed Deborah and, in his grief, made sure she knew it. Looking back now, he knows that his behavior was likely the reason Abby left town years ago.
Circumstances keep pulling them together, but has time healed their wounds and given them a chance at a happily-ever-after?
The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption….
Widow Maddie McLendon has uprooted her life to move to Rustlers Gulch with her son and grandson. But as a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon, contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds. Since his wife died six years ago, millionaire rancher Sam Conacher has been content to wallow in his grief alone.
Maddie and Sam will never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other’s souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they’ll discover that an open heart is the biggest gift of all….
Welcome to the world of Harmony, where—despite its name, things are anything but—danger lurks just beneath the surface in this new novel by New York Times bestselling author, Jayne Castle.
If there’s something Ravenna Chastain knows, it’s when to end things. And after she almost winds up the victim of a cult that believes she’s a witch, it’s easy to walk away…Read More
Create your own Virgin River holiday traditions with recipes inspired by the characters in this charming mountain town!
Under the Christmas Tree (Virgin River book #8)
With snow falling over the redwood forests, secluded Virgin River is the ideal place to spend the holidays. Each year, the close-knit community gathers in the town square to decorate and light a massive tree. Carols are sung, hot chocolate is shared—and this year, a surprise is about to bring two special people together. When the townsfolk discover a box of adorable puppies under the town’s Christmas tree, they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it’s his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues—and tails—wagging!
Midnight Confessions (Virgin River book #12)
In Virgin River, holiday kisses don’t end with Christmas—there’s still the New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar to attend. Locals and newcomers alike find themselves eager for that special countdown…and that midnight kiss.
WELCOME TO THE PAST
At the glittering heart of Hollywood’s golden era in mysterious Gothic, California stands the regal Palace Theater—the pinnacle of thrilling shows, opulent décor, and the biggest stars of stage and screen. Here, drama unfolds on and off the stage.
WELCOME TO THE PRESENT
Today, in the abandoned backstage,fitness guru Wendy Giordano is knocked unconscious and wakes to find herself performing a daredevil stunt in the Gothic Palace Theater…in glamorous 1940.
#1 New York Times bestseller Susan Elizabeth Phillips returns to her beloved Chicago Stars series with a romance between a Chicago Stars quarterback and one of the world’s greatest opera singers—and a major diva.
“Re-entering the world of the Chicago Stars is like a beloved friend come to call.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn CarrRead More
New York Timesbestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz returns with the first novel of the Lost Night Files, an exciting new romantic suspense trilogy about a night that changed three women forever—but that none of them can remember.
Seven months ago, Pallas Llewellyn, Talia March, and Amelia Rivers were strangers, until their fateful stay at the Lucent Springs Hotel. An earthquake and a fire partially destroyed the hotel, but the women have no memory of their time there. Now close friends, the three women co-host a podcast called theLost Night Files, where they investigate cold cases and hope to connect with others who may have had a similar experience to theirs—an experience that has somehow enhanced the psychic abilities already present in each woman.Read More
This December do we have gifts for you! Give yourself a break this holiday season and pick up a present for yourself from our new releases.
Jayne Ann Krentz
Have you started your holiday list yet? Readers know that books make great gifts and The Poisoned Pen has signed copies of SWEETWATER AND THE WITCH (futuristic romance) and LIGHTNING IN A MIRROR (contemporary romance) in stock. Need a smaller gift or something that fits perfectly in a stocking? The entire Fogg Lake Trilogy is now in pocket-sized paperback as are many books in Amanda Quick's Burning Cove series. Of course, there's no better way to end the busy holiday season than with a...Read more
By Connie Mann I love reading stories with strong heroines. Especially when the author gives enough backstory to help me understand and sympathize with the circumstances that produced that tough outer shell. Nine times out of ten, these tough ladies are warm and loving underneath, and it takes an equally strong hero to convince them… Read MoreRead More