Friday, November 23, 2012

Too Hot To Handle

Love Will Find A Way
Rachel fell in love at nineteen with a man who came into her life on a whirlwind of sunlight and romance. She married Gary Tanner, had his son, and thought she would live happily ever after. But fate had other plans. Gary died in a tragic accident … at least she thought it was an accident. Now, there are questions that need to be answered, and only one man she can turn to, Gary's best friend, Dylan.

Rachel was everything Dylan Prescott wanted in a woman. But Gary met her first, so she became untouchable. For years he stayed away from her. Now Rachel is a widow, her marriage is over, and she turns to him for help. The passion he feels for her is no longer out of his reach. The life he always wanted is beckoning to him, but when the secrets come out, will their love find a way to survive? 

(This is a full length novel of 100,000 words)

Love and Adventure Collection - Part 2 (Love and Adventure Boxed Sets)
Despair sends Lorna into the arms of a daring blockade runner in a deserted house, while Ramon's caresses are driven by retribution. Forced together during a harrowing flight from war-torn Louisiana, they discover the heart's-ease of passion--but can they escape the danger that awaits them on the high seas?

Eleanora is a respectable lady, widow of a Spanish grandee, former angel of mercy to the wounded in war-ravaged Central America--and keeper of a precious secret. She was also once the mistress of Colonel Grant Farrell. And the hardened soldier is coming for her....

Serena never planned to wind up a gambler's woman and the toast of a gold rush town. Ward is beguiled by her innocence, but too scarred by the past to offer more than protection. Will their fragile bond survive as murder and madness close in around them?

Of Noble Birth

To escape her cruel stepfather, seamstress Alexandra Cogsworth envisioned sailing far from England...though not as a captive aboard a pirate's ship.

Pirate captain Nathaniel Kent's strategy for exacting revenge on his coldhearted father involved taking a valuable hostage...not a seamstress he mistakenly thinks is his half sister.

Yet fate has designs of its own, landing them both on board the ROYAL VENGEANCE. At sea, Nathaniel intercepts and plunders his father's ships, all the while tormented by his illicit hunger for the tempting prisoner he thinks is his blood relation. And although Alexandra wants no part in this terrifying voyage, to reveal her true identity to the handsome, blue-eyed Nathaniel would invite danger. Not only would she become worthless cargo, but the revelation would surely unleash what she and Nathaniel have been fiercely battling--a rising undercurrent of impossible desire that could sweep them away for good.

California Caress (A Historical Western Romance)
Hope Bennett is determined to save her brother's life. And if that means paying notorious gunslinger Drake Frazier to take his place in a fight, she'll barter her last gold nugget. 

But Hope soon discovers she'll have to give the handsome rattlesnake more than riches if she wants his help. His improper demands infuriate her; even as she luxuriates in the tantalizing heat of his embrace. But she refuses to yield to her desires. She'll accept his terms, then find a way to escape him... somehow...

Just Good Friends (Escape to New Zealand)

Some bets were made to be lost.

Kate Lamonica isn't Koti James's type. Too small. Too dark. And heaps too much work. So it's an easy bet that he can be her friend for six weeks without making a move on her, no matter what his mates would have said. 

Kate can't believe she's made the bet at all. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who'd threatened first her peace of mind, and then her life. She certainly doesn't need any more trouble. Why on earth has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who's far too handsome and charming for his own good--and knows it? 

But there's more than one game Koti's good at playing...

A time to live. A time to die. A time to dream.

Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research. But when she dreams herself into 14th-century England and falls into the hands of Fulke Wynland, a man history has condemned as a murderer, she must not only stay alive long enough to find a way to return to her own time, but prevent Fulke from murdering his young nephews. And yet, the more time she spends with the medieval warrior, the more difficult it is to believe he is capable of committing the heinous crime for which he has been reviled for 600 years.

Baron Fulke Wynland has been granted guardianship of his brother’s heirs despite suspicions that he seeks to steal their inheritance. When the king sends a mysterious woman to care for the boys, Fulke is surprised by the lady's hostility toward him--and more surprised to learn she is to be his wife. But when his nephews are abducted, the two must overcome their mutual dislike to discover the boys' fate. What Fulke never expects is to feel for this woman whose peculiar speech, behavior, and talk of dream travel could see her burned as a witch.

Niko's Stolen Bride
Over 37,000 copies downloaded!

Faced with the fiasco of her cancelled wedding, Kara wants to hide from the world while her heart heals. A day trip aboard the yacht leased for the honeymoon cruise sounds like the perfect escape. If only the captain hadn’t turned out to be the man she’d practically begged to kiss her after her failed bachelorette party. A rebound relationship with the handsome Greek should be the furthest thing from her mind, shouldn’t it?

Niko Maragos has spent more time in meetings than on the decks of his family’s ships in recent years, but after he dances with Kara, he’s eager to captain the yacht to Key West. To ensure that she can’t return to her ex-fiancĂ©, he steals her away. His plan to get Kara in his bed seems fail-proof, until pirates attack…

A Category-Length Novel

Past Due
Jenna Austin is a young, widowed artist raising a teenage son on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As the costs of living in paradise rise, she struggles to make ends meet. Life isn't easy, but she manages.

When her car breaks down, she trudges on. She assumes life can't get any more complicated than it is. But it can...

Chance brings her nose to well-formed chest with Tres Coulter, the handsome, affluent aid to Governor Hunt. Jenna and Tres share a history; they also share a love they thought long lost. Their lives are about to be altered forever as the deceptions of the past transform the very foundation of the present. 

The price of happily ever after may be too steep to pay once the past comes due.

Pieces of Dreams

Amelia "Melly" Bennington's dream of married bliss comes undone when she mistakenly kisses the wrong man -- not her staid, hard-working bridegroom but the dashing sea captain who is his twin brother. 

As the wedding draws near, she is torn by long-held affection for one man and sensual attraction to the other. Animosity between the two men reaches such a fever pitch that a tragic break seems inevitable -- unless Melly can force her unruly heart to decide which brother to favor and which to send away forever.

Novella. 30,000 words -- about 100 pages.

Chasing Venus
Annette Rowell’s latest novel is leapfrogging up the bestseller lists, and with every surge in sales she’s becoming more of a household name. The literary success she’s struggled so hard for would be a dream come true were it not for the killer preying on bestselling authors.

Reid Gardner hosts a syndicated crime show dedicated to capturing the most dangerous fugitives. The former LAPD cop knows only too well how violence can shatter lives. No victim arouses his ardor more than the pretty brunette author who’s become the target of a psychopath. Yet falling in love with her could cost him not only the reputation he’s spent years building, but the one killer who forever eludes him …

One & Only
She was destined to be his
Until the day she disappeared
Saved by the gray-eyed warrior
She is returned to her past
To a life she’d dreamed of …

Grey Gunn gave up hope of ever finding Albrey Mackay. He vowed never to forget the sprightly lass and so he reconciled his life to what all great lairds should – warring and protecting his clan. When he finds out his enemy is betrothed, he vows, a bride for a bride.

Bree doesn’t recollect her young years. All she knows is a betrothal has been arranged to the MacHeth Laird. He’s a brutal man who wants to use her as a pawn to overthrow King Alexander in a feud that began twenty years prior with his father, King William. Her only chance to thwart the marriage is to barter for protection of the Gunn Clan.

As Bree gets to know the hardened chieftain, Grey Gunn, she is astounded by the love of a clan she never knew she had. But is that love enough to let go all the pain and begin living the life she was destined to with her One & Only?

Before the Midnight Bells (Once Upon a Romance)
Eleanor Emberton isn't sitting around waiting for a handsome prince to rescue her. In fact, she's determined to save not only herself, but her whole family from her stepmother's headlong plunge into financial ruin. When she meets a mysterious man at the ball, romance is the last thing on her mind, but she can't help feeling an instant attraction. Before long she finds herself head over heels for her charming suitor. So what if he's left out a few teeny, tiny details?

Before the Midnight Bells is a fresh look at the Cinderella story, with humor, intrigue, and a healthy dose of passion

To Love A Scoundrel (The Law and Disorder Series, Book 4)
She lives for danger. A beautiful Pinkerton agent, Jewel Flannery disguises her identity to hunt down outlaws. And she always gets her man.

He lives for passion. A magnetically handsome riverboat gambler, Bret Conners can have any woman he wants. Except the one "jewel" he desires most of all.

When Bret spies the secret fire burning behind Jewel's disguise, both he and Jewel are searching for robbers. But what they find is a treasure more precious than gold, more savage and reckless than their stolen kiss, and it poses the greatest danger of all.

Previously titled: Gypsy Jewel

Deadly Image (Inspirational Romantic Intrigue)
Gone without a trace ...

Lexi Yates knows she hasn’t harmed her three-year old daughter, yet the Louisiana town of Gator Bayou seems to think she’s guilty. With her daughter missing, the evidence stacking up against her and her faith in God tested to the limit, Lexi must find a way to convince FBI agent Ace Valdez she’s innocent before she becomes the next target. 

Ace Valdez doesn’t trust easily, and he certainly knows better than to fall for a case, yet there’s something about the widowed mother that makes him want to believe she’s innocent, but evidence doesn’t lie. Or does it?

Long Novella - about 36,000 words

Hot on Her Trail (Hell Yeah!)
An Erotic Romance Jacob McCoy wishes for a wife and a family. Tis the Season for miracles when a young woman shows up on his doorstep: homeless, in danger and expecting a child - Jacob's child.

Their relationship is complicated by the fact that, A - they've never met before and B - she's a virgin. Jessie is determined not to be a burden to the McCoy family. As far as she's concerned, she is just passing through. Jacob has a different opinion - he wants Jessie in his life, in his bed and in his heart.

What the Heart Sees
An original SHORT STORY first published in the anthology Masters of Seduction. A medieval tale of a knight defying Prince John's edicts, and a forester's daughter whose chance encounter with a blind jeweler offers the only possibility for escape... and for love.

The Rent-A-Groom

Even though Gina cancels her wedding mere days before the ceremony, she's determined to keep her reservation for a famous honeymoon suite in Dallas. 

Enter Race, a Texas cowboy who cleans up rather well, and who declares himself her substitute groom for the week.

High Heels in New York
Melissa De La Rosa is obsessed...with her fiance, cupcakes and shoes. But in a city where everyone has secrets, how will she cope when she learns that her fiance had been keeping a devastating secret from her?

How does she cancel her fairy tale wedding, while planning her mother's? And how will she reveal to her mother that she's single and pregnant? Picking up the broken pieces would be a lot easier if she wasn't the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

The one person Melissa can turn to is her best friend and Hollywood Startlet, Angelina Stevens. Until Melissa finds out that Angie has been keeping a secret from her as well.

Will they be able to mend their friendship? Or is it Angie's turn to turn her back on Melissa when she finds out Melissa was keeping a secret as well?

Meet Angelina Stevens, a Hollywood has-been that spends her days in a drug infused haze and her nights in the arms of men she doesn't plan on seeing more than once. When her life spirals out of control, she decides in order to fix her present she needs to search for her past. But when a private investigator gives her news about a sister she didn't know she had, a sister that had been under her nose the entire time, what she will she do?

How can you survive in New York City when everyone knows your business and your secrets don't stay hidden. Will Melissa and Angie be able to mend their friendship? 

When there is no one left to trust, who do you turn to?

Sex, murder, love and laughter! This book has it all.

The Farmer's Wife (Contemporary Romance) (The Luchetti Brothers)
In this prequel to the Luchetti Brothers Series, youngest sibling and only sister, Kim, returns to the Illinois family farm after her father's heart attack. Eight years ago she vowed never to return, believing only distance would allow her to forget the tragedy that broke her heart. Returning means she must face everyone's questions, including those of her first love, Brian Riley, the only one who knows her secret.

Stella Moves (The Stella Series)
Meet Stella Bloom. 

She's been singing since before she could speak. 

And with her eyes set on stardom, she moves to London to launch herself as a pop singer. 

She has the voice, the talent, and the rock star hair to take her all the way to the Brit awards - or so she believes. 

But then she meets Stefan, the best friend of the guitarist in her new band. 

A posh banker, who listens to jazz, he is not the kind of man Stella would usually be interested in. But as she falls for Stefan, Stella has to choose between the man of her dreams - and the career of her dreams. 

Fifty Shades of a Princess (a parody) (Darker Shades of Grey)
What does a girl have to do to marry a prince? Fifty Shades of Kate is a fictitious parody about a young woman called Kate who wants to marry a charming prince called Willz.It is a funny, sexy, absurd fairy-tale romance about a burning love that crosses every divide. 
Kate Middlebum is a nice middle class girl swept up into the heavy pressures of royal life. We follow her initiation into the duties of a future princess. We follow Kate as she deals with the extraordinary demands of her future husband and the pains of celebrity in a rip-roaring tale which will have you laughing until it hurts.

This book is entirely fictitious and in no way about any real people.

Dream Kisses (Romance on the Ranch Series #1)
This is the first book in the Romance on the Ranch Series, but it can be read as a stand alone. This is Chick-Lit.

Some language
Love scenes are not overly graphic

Dream Kisses kicks off the series with Sarah Carter, a.k.a Mims Murphy, meeting Sage Tanner at Imaginings Publishing while he's posing for the cover of her soon-to-be-released romance novel. After being bulldozed into a coffee break with him by her publisher, an embarrassing incident upsets Sarah and she walks out. Of course, fate has a wonderful way of intervening in matters of the heart. After deciding her book needs realism, she signs up for "dude" lessons at Lazy M Dude Ranch. Imagine her chagrin when she discovers the owner of the ranch is none other than Mr. Tanner himself! Yup.

Duke Of Deception (Wentworth Trilogy)
A desperate young woman ... Lady Louisa Barrick will do anything to save her estate and the village that depends on it, but when she tries to use a rakish privateer in her scheme, things don't turn out as planned. 

A duke masquerading as a privateer ... Jonathan Derek Wentworth has a scheme of his own: to track down the ton-based smuggling gang responsible for his father's death. When he's caught in a compromising situation with Lady Louisa, he decides it's better to marry her than to risk being ostracized by the London society whose invitations are vital to his plan. But Louisa refuses to marry him, unless he meets her terms, one of which is a month-long reprieve from consummation. 

Intent on seduction, Derek doesn't count on his unexpected jealousy wreaking havoc with his emotions, his marriage, and his masquerade. Lucy, still grieving the death of her father, wants desperately to avoid another heartbreak, but fears she may have schemed herself into a marriage with the one man destined to break her heart: a man who isn't what he seems, who obviously can't be trusted, and who will surely leave her the first chance he gets.

This is a full-length novel of 106,000 words... 290 pp in a 6x9 trade paperback (which equals approximately 420 pp in mass market size).

Heart in the HIGHLANDS (Highland Inspirations)
As Scotland recovers from the Jacobite uprising of 1745, Kennis McCallum desperately searches for her missing brother and becomes embroiled in a plot to steal her inheritance.

Alistair MacDougall is on Mission to recover Scotland's betrayed Jacobites. Wherever trouble abounds, he's certain to find the McCallum lass. Too late, he discovers that she has deep feelings for his old nemsis and her distant kinsman, Eavan Malcolmson.

Only Alistair can protect her from Eavan and she must trust him to help her to find Rob. Together, Alistair and Kennis risk all to prove that Highland hopes and dreams do come true, sealing a bond of love forged by Providence.

Unmasking the Spy
Alicia Kinsey is the only child of an antiquities-collecting baron living in trendy London. She tends her live-in aunt and dreams of making a love match. But while her father plots to marry her off to a social-climbing wretch, a masked gentleman emerges from the shadows to steal a kiss... and her heart.

Ian Morrissey, an ex-government spy, is stuck in London against his will as a favor for a friend. All he wants is to return to his country home and live a low-profile life of bachelor solitude. Instead he finds himself on the hunt for a thief... and in bed with the thief's daughter!

Loving the Norseman (The Hansen Series)
Grier MacInnes buried three fiancés in the Black Death; soon she'll be replaced by her cousin's teen bride as Lady of Durness Castle. After two decades in Greenland, Rydar Hansen is desperate to return to Norway and reclaim his inheritance ~ if he still has one. Thrown together by a North Sea storm, they don't speak the same language. But apart from each other, they have no future.

Lessons of Love: A Historical Romance
Please be advised that this novel is set in a time when women had no rights, especially when it came to their husbands. The heroine is taken, and forced into marriage. As a wife, she must submit to all things. This is a period in history where men took what they wanted. It was not seen as rape, it was seen as a duty. If they refused, they could be punished. This book contains graphic sex as well as physical discipline in the form of spanking. If these things offend you, please read something else.

Lessons of Love is an old fashion bodice ripper, full of passionate love scenes full of fire, and old fashioned discipline for those who refuse to obey. One with a beautiful, spirited heroine, and a dark, cruel rogue whose heart must be tamed. He takes her as his, and the battle of wills begins. One that has been fought for ages between a man who has no intention of ever feeling love, and a woman who must teach his heart to feel or be forever adrift in a life of cruelty. 

 In 1842 Louisiana, Jolie Dupree lives an oppressive life ruled by her strict and unloving stepfather. She has the luxuries of plantation life, but feels suffocated under his watchful eye. Fate brings an abrupt change in the form of Cole Jameson, a man full of wealth but short on acceptance into society. He needs the cloak of respectability to hide behind, and silence the rumors of girls gone missing while in his company. His business of selling genteel women to rich men with unsavory tastes, must not be discovered.

 When he comes upon the lovely Jolie bathing in a secluded glen, he sees in her the answer to his problem. A young bride with an old family name will provide an aura of propriety. She is a girl from a suitable family, but also one who is not loved. She's perfect for his scheme. He carries her home, bound, wet, and almost bare, with a story of saved virtue, and is granted her hand in marriage.

 Cole is a man who has never loved and has no plans to start. He doesn't give a care for the women whose lives he shatters, but Jolie isn't just any woman. Her beauty bewitches him even as her stubborn will defies him time after time. He weds her with plans to make her an ornament on his arm and a slave in his bed. He will teach her how to please a man with a hard hand and an unfeeling heart. 

 Will Cole be able to keep his cold heart and continue with his business of white slavery, treating his new wife as cruelly as he does all his captives? Or will Jolie's fiery spirit and beauty break through the ice that surrounds his heart and put an end to his cruel ways?

The Macgregor's Daughter

In 1776 England, American born Anadreya Macgregor is branded a spy by the arrogant Marquis of Canderlay. Despite her pleas of innocence, he refuses to listen and has her imprisoned. Aided by the Scottish father she never knew, Dreya escapes to Dragon's Breath Castle.

Five years later, the laird is missing and a badly injured Frenchman washes ashore. Dreya is wary of the blind and amnesic man, though something about him is hauntingly familiar. Is he an ally or a ruthless mercenary who stumbled upon her father's smuggling activities?

With the stranger's vision and memory gradually returning, Dreya discovers her fate, along with the continued existence of her beloved clan, might very well be in his hands. As the web of deception binding them together unravels, both are in danger of losing everything. Including their hearts.

Gypsy Bond
The palm reader spoke of two paths. Would one lead Juliet to her gypsy husband?

At sixteen, Juliet Bailey was hand-fasted to the gypsy, Marko, but when the tribe moved on, she was left behind. For years, she has endured snubs and snide remarks whispered behind lace fans. Now that the gypsies have returned, she demands her rightful place beside her husband.

Marko, who returned to Derbyshire to lay aside his memories of their rash affair, refuses to acknowledge the union. Though attracted to her still, he is convinced that her happiness lies in taking a husband who is her peer.

Stung by Marko’s rejection, will Juliet choose the path that will separate them forever?

Shackles of Honor
Cassidy Shea’s life was nothing if not serene. Loving parents and a doting brother provided happiness and innocent hope in dreaming as life’s experience. Yes, life was blissful at her beloved home of Terrill.
Still, for all its beauty and tranquility…ever there was something intangible and evasive lurking in the shadows. And though Cassidy wasted little worry on it…still she sensed its existence, looming as a menacing fate bent on ruin.
And when one day a dark stranger appeared, Cassidy could no longer ignore the ominous whispers of the secrets surrounding her. Mason Carlisle, an angry, unpredictable man materialized…and seemingly with Cassidy's black fate at his heels.
Instantly Cassidy found herself thrust into a world completely unknown to her, wandering in a labyrinth of mystery and concealments. Serenity was vanquished…and with it, her dreams.
Or were all the secrets so guardedly kept from Cassidy...were they indeed the cloth, the very flax from which her dreams were spun? From which eternal bliss would be woven?

Broken Build (Silicon Valley Romantic Suspense)
When a woman wrongs a man… can a man forgive and love?

Jen Jones hides a horrible secret behind her new degree, toned body, and exciting job at Silicon Valley’s hottest startup—until a man linked to her past is killed in a hit-and-run.

CEO and founder Dave Jewell is about to land a huge deal. He doesn't need blood on his car, threatening phone calls, and Jen wrapped in broken code and blackmail.

A gang of thugs hunts Jen, and she takes refuge in Dave’s protective arms. Together, they must thwart a killer and rescue an innocent victim from their past. Love blossoms, but a damaging revelation points straight at Jen, threatening to tear them apart forever.
Content advisory: language, sexual situations

Dangerous Reunion (Class of '92 Series)

Addison gets more than she bargains for when she flies back home with her best friend to attend her twentieth high school reunion.

She is reunited with her high school crush and quickly finds herself tangled up in more trouble than she can handle.

This book is a novella, and the first book in a 3-part series.


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