Monday, December 24, 2012

Romance~ Merry Christmas

Good Morning and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and whatever's your pleasure. Here's something hot to warm you through these next couple of days! Enjoy!!

Relative Deceit

England 1911 - 1912
Driven by jealousy, greed and desire, nothing will stop Gregory Rogers from taking that which he believes is his.
He'll do anything to gain money, Bancroft Hall and the power that comes with the title of Baronet.
Including murder.
...Until his eyes fall upon the beautiful Jane. 
Can she rescue him from himself? 
Will she be the one thing that he cannot ruin in order to have?

Charlotte ~ Pride and Prejudice Continues
When Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins, she did not love him but had at least secured her future. 
However, what price must she pay for that future? She once said she was not romantic, but how true is that now after almost one year of marriage? 
Mr Collins is submissive in the extreme to his patroness, and his constant simpering, fawning and deference to the overbearing and manipulative Lady Catherine de Bourgh is sure to try the patience of a saint, or at least of Charlotte. 
As Charlotte becomes part of Hunsford society, she discovers she is not the only one who has been forced to submit to the controlling and often hurtful hand of Lady Catherine. 
She feels trapped and realises her need for love and affection. She is not as content as she once thought she would be. The easiest thing to do would be to maintain the peace and do as she is told. But as Charlotte witnesses the misery around her due to her inimitable neighbour, she must decide to remain as she is or to begin a chain of events that will change not only her life but also the lives of those around her in the village of Hunsford forever. 
But...after all, doesn't every girl deserve a happy ending?

Wait For Me
A woman without a past…

After a tragic accident left her with no memory, Kate Alexander struggled to fit in with a husband and world that didn’t feel right. She’s had no reason to question what friends and family have told her, not until her husband is suddenly killed and she finds a photo of a young girl in his office. A girl who can’t be anyone but a daughter Kate didn’t know she had.

A man desperate for a reason to live…

Ryan Harrison lost his wife in a plane crash five years ago. To cope with the pain of her loss, he dedicated himself to his job and to raising their daughter. Now a successful pharmaceutical executive, Ryan has everything a man could want—money, fame and power—but he’d give it all up in a heartbeat for just one more day with the woman he still loves.

Two lives about to converge.

As Kate begins to dig into a past she doesn’t remember, evidence leads her to San Francisco and puts her on the path toward Ryan, a man who sees in her the woman he loved and lost. Kate feels a draw to Ryan, one she can’t explain, but is that feeling enough to convince her this is where she’s supposed to be? As Ryan and Kate search for answers, they uncover lies long buried, a passion hotter than either expected and a danger that threatens…even now…when the second chance they’ve both been searching for is finally within reach.

Cold Comfort
After being dumped by her faithless fiancĂ©, Claire Spencer has abandoned her dreams of a family of her own tucked neatly inside a picket fence. Instead, she's plotting her solo course and settling for a quiet life as an independent Williamsburg shop owner. So how does she become a killer’s target? 

Sometime security consultant Riley, burned out, disillusioned, and haunted by a young girl he couldn’t save, vows never to work with women again. But when a thug tries to kill the friend of a friend, the woman winds up in his arms, and all Riley's plans go to hell. Knowing she’s in danger, he can’t walk away.

While dodging speeding cars, ducking bullets, and escaping through murky swamp waters, conventional Claire and freewheeling Riley struggle against their powerful chemistry—if she’s picket fences, he’s barbed wire.

Opposites do attract.

Blood Twist (The Erris Coven Series)
From Bonnie Erina Wheeler, the author who brought you Fate Fixed, comes the second installment in the Erris Coven Series, Blood Twist. 

Braden Murphy knew he was going to die. There was a twist to his family secret – one that was forced upon him from the time he was a child. For years he envisioned his final days and tried to be strong enough to leave his family. Now that it was time, he was ready to make good on a deadly promise. Except for one unexpected glitch, a raven haired beauty insisted on joining him. 

Liz Sanders thought her best friend’s stepfamily was weird, but she never would have guessed they were werewolves. Now Liz must travel with a secretive half-vampire in search of a lycanthropy cure. Landing in a nest full of blood thirsty vampires wasn’t on the agenda, but neither was falling in love.

Braden is tempting, but Liz’s feelings for him are complicated. She wishes he would open up about his past and give her a reason to trust him.

Just when Liz thinks she can let her guard down, she’s forced to confront the evil that has been stalking Braden’s past for years. Death is here and ready to destroy everything they've fought to save.

On Thin Ice
His voice promised midnight sin and passion.Attorney Gabrielle Rousseau lives her life by simple rules: Never let a man stand in the way of your ambition and never drop expensive lingerie at the feet of a charming Texas rogue. As sinfully gorgeous Devlin Sinclair helps her retrieve her most intimate purchases, Gabrielle knows she’s in trouble. His suggestive smile and dark smoldering gaze leave no doubt that he’d be happy to deliver on her long-resisted fantasies. None of which she can afford to indulge. Not now. Not with him.Devlin Sinclair is an attorney with ambition to match her own, and the new obstacle in her path to partner. Avoiding him is not an option, but sharing a case—at the insistence of her boss—is flirting with danger. Devlin makes her forget everything except the feel of his hands on her.Devlin knows the lady doesn’t believe in forever, but he’s never walked away from anything he’s wanted. He’s determined to share the pain that shadows her and find a way to teach her that what they have is forever.ON THIN ICE is sensual, sultry romance at its best—as only Eve Gaddy can deliver.

Shadows of Fire
A woman forced to live a life she didn’t choose …
Thirty years ago, a horrendous attack in the California mountains thrust chemistry student, ALEXANDRA FLANAGAN, into the secret world of vampires. Now, unable to stomach the thought of drinking blood from another person, she survives on a chemical blood wine. But there are some who secretly disapprove of her clandestine activities and will do anything to stop her. 

A vampire of honor protecting humans …
Ancient vampire, REESE COLTON, is part of an elite military operation seeking out and eliminating rogue vampires. Undercover as a firefighter, he and his team have been called in to investigate the unusual number of fires covering up the murders of vampires living on Alex’s blood wine. 

A murderer seeking revenge …
When chemistry ignites passion, Reese and Alex find themselves embroiled in an affair that catches them both unaware. With the number of fires escalating and evidence against Alex mounting, Reese isn’t sure whether to follow his heart or the clues as he seeks to find a murderer in the Shadows of Fire.

Slate: The Salacious Story of a Hollywood Casting Director
Hollywood casting director Vivien Slate thought she had it all, until coming home one day to find her husband cheating on her with a younger woman. With her marriage on the rocks, she decides it’s the perfect time to recapture her sexual identity... by finding a younger man of her own.

Vivien realizes she has a dating service right inside her own office—she’s a casting director, after all. She devises a scenario to make the town believe her newest film project is as real as any other. She populates the cast with male characters spanning the ages of twenty to forty and begins holding auditions with hundreds of Tinseltown’s most eligible bachelors. 

Vivien stops at nothing to find her perfect younger man, even if it means leaving her morals behind and ultimately putting her life in danger.

LITTLE WHITE LIES (The Carringtons)

Miranda Carrington has been secretly in love with her boss for years, but after getting involved with his twin brother, Jack, and also spending one passionate night with Holt, she has a serious problem. Miranda is pregnant and doesn't know which one of them is the father.


Miranda watched Holt until he disappeared around the corner. He was incorrigible, impossible, domineering, and…she was still hopelessly in love with him. Oh, God, what was she going to do? She might have been able to lock her feelings for him away in a small corner of her heart if he had remained as aloof towards her as he’d been over the past three years. But how could she possibly keep them contained if he continued to unleash that seductive charm on her? 

She’d seen how Holt went after something he wanted. He was relentless, and failure was not an option. She doubted he even knew the meaning of the word, and more than anything Miranda was terrified she wouldn’t be able to hold out against him.


Miranda’s breath caught in her throat the minute the door was thrown open and she got a brief glimpse of Jack’s face. She’d seen that look before, but never had it been so intense, so…animalistic. He dragged her into his arms, his mouth devouring hers with a hunger that was so fierce she was instantly swept away by the sheer force of it. Vaguely, it registered that he had inched her through the doorway and closed the door, but every nerve and fiber in her body was acutely aware that he was frantically trying to tug her clothes off.


How could she be in love with two men at the same time? But she was. In her heart, Miranda knew she loved them both and would be crushed if she lost either one of them. Jack was everything a woman could want in a man. He was kind and generous, a fabulous lover, and he wasn't afraid of commiting to a relationship. And yet, she couldn’t seem to bury the memory of Holt’s searing kisses or the shameless way her body responded to his touch.

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.

Cross My Heart (A Contemporary Romance Novel)
When opposites attract...

The last thing Jenna Landry wants is to fall in love. The former rock musician is getting ready to start a new job and a new life in L.A., and she's only back in her hometown for the summer. Nothing could tempt her to stay any longer than that...not even the sexy doctor next door.

Michael Stone has a reputation for being as cold as ice. So what is it about his free-spirited neighbor that sets him on fire? The strait-laced M.D. has his hands full with his career and his teenage daughter, and even if he were looking for a relationship, he knows Jenna is all wrong for him.

So why does being with her feel so right?

Sweet Water
SWEET WATER, a novel of approximately 92,000 words, takes a wealthy real estate developer to far West Texas and the town of Agua Dulce, population ten. His presence and plans unleash a host of dilemmas for the eccentric residents, which include the beautiful, irresistible owner of the town’s only cafe. 

Terry Ledger, wealthy developer of upscale sub-divisions and builder of high-end homes, has an ultimate goal of constructing a sprawling development for senior citizens exclusively. He has searched for years for the right location, but never expected to find it on an eBay auction. He paid a million dollars to win the tiny town of Agua Dulce. He’s used to his activities changing other peoples’ lives, but little did he know that his association with Agua Dulce and its people would be a life-changing event for himself. 

Nor does Marisa Rutherford, the ostensible town mayor, manager of the only cafe, flea market and tourist trap and caretaker of her dying mother, expect to have to protect the town’s odd population, as well as her heart and soul, from an outsider like Terry and his plans. 

SWEET WATER is a poignant story of how Terry and Marisa gradually fall in love and Terry grows to share Marisa’s need to take care of her mother and protect the town’s citizens. 

A heart-warming holiday romance set in the fictional town of Black Moose, Vermont.

Instructing an Heiress (Cinderella Heiresses)
When a hard-nosed CEO must get married or lose everything, she hires her womanizing best friend to teach her about men, but as the lessons progress so does her alarm as she finds herself falling in love with him.

Love Me Tonight
Now it's Gavin's turn to make Melina's ultimate fantasy come true...

Melina once confessed her fantasy about having a threesome and it seems like tonight might be the time to make that fantasy come true for her. But when Gavin suggests it, Melina's reaction isn't what he expected...

This is a super short story featuring Gavin and Melina from Kelly Jamieson's books Love Me and Love Me More.

The Love Knot (Sweet Love & Kisses series)
Claire Simms has inherited a lot of money, and her boyfriend, Scott sees her money as his path to the good life. But, after Claire discovers him in bed with another woman, his road to financial bliss is cut short. In the meantime, Claire finishes college and pursues her dream to be a store owner. With the help of Jeff Travers, her investment counselor, she starts her business and deepens her relationship with Jeff at the same time. But, not everything is love and roses as Luci, a rival for Jeff's affections teams up with her greedy, ex-boyfriend to wreck havoc on their world. Will they succeed? It's anybody's guess.

The Summer Deal (The Greek Series)
Samantha Mallone is a smart, beautiful redhead who is oblivious of the magnificent affect she has on her charismatic boss...

International billionaires don't lie to get a woman, but Demosthenis Laki does just that to lure his assistant to Greece.

Unaware of her employer's true motivations, Samantha eagerly prepares for a summer in the Mediterranean when her psychotic ex calls and threatens her, prompting Mr. Lakis to arrange for her to leave New York immediately.

Abroad, Mr. Lakis changes the ground rules. They're in Greece where formalities are foreign. Samantha becomes Sammy, and Mr. Lakis becomes Demo. Sexual tension burns as the big-eyed Sammy tours the ancient ruins on Demo's arm and discovers his intent to show her there is more to their relationship than business.

Proving to be unlike other men from Sammy's past, Demo puts their passionate summer deal to the test of a lifetime...

More Than a Promise
Bonus! More Than a Promise & Promises Fulfilled - previously two novellas

Cassie escapes to Ocean View Stables on the Oregon Coast to cope with the three year anniversary of her husband’s death. She’s starting to dream about her future again and possibly romance. A safe romance, that is, where people don’t die. She runs into Ethan Caldwell, the cute boy who teased her through grade school. He sure grew up – into a man who’d catch anyone’s eyes. Now he’s a single dad to nine year old Isabel, who talks about her parents getting back together…as soon as her mom is out of rehab. Then maybe her mom can watch her while her dad goes on his work trips. Apparently Ethan has some kind of dangerous, secretive government job. This isn’t at all what Cassie is looking for! So why is she running full speed into another broken heart?

Cassie’s known for taking in lost puppies…now she’s brought home a family. Cassie is unexpectedly caring for Ethan’s daughter, Isabel, while he’s off on a dangerous mission. They’re not sure how long he’ll be gone. In the meantime, Isy wants to visit her mom in rehab. Cassie was widowed before, and even though she’s ready for romance, she’s not sure she can handle another risky relationship. So what is she doing with Isabel here?

Cassie’s neighbor and close friend Brandon suddenly realizes his chance with Cassie is slipping away. He’s caring and steady, and he’s been a great support for the last three years. Now he finds his fire…when Cassie is dreaming about Ethan. 

Why does moving forward have to be so complicated? Whichever path she chooses, Cassie will end up hurting someone. Should she chase what her heart wants? Or what she thinks she can handle? 

Lady in the Mist: A Novel (The Midwives)

By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets: the names of fathers of illegitimate children, the level of love and harmony within many a marriage, and now the identity of a man who may have caused his wife's death. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, what he, a British nobleman, is doing on American soil working as a bondsman in the home of Mayor Kendall, a Southern gentleman with his eye on a higher office.By chance one morning before the dawn has broken, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths on a misty beachhead, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace, and . . . love? Can Tabitha trust Dominick? What might he be hiding? And can either of them find true love in a world that seems set against them?With stirring writing that puts readers directly into the story, Lady in the Mist expertly explores themes of identity, misperception, and love's discovery.

Once Upon A Diamond (A sweet Regency Historical Romance)
Tender, humorous, captivating...A clean, heartwarming story of love...
Throw together a stolen diamond sought by the Crown, a handsome earl dispatched on a secret mission, a beautiful American pressured to marry, and a French spy bent on revenge, into the middle of Regency England, and the resulting chaos is found in this Regency Historical Romance.

His Majesty, the Prince of Toads
Sometimes it takes more than a kiss to change a toad into a handsome prince.

When Captain Lucas Deverall returns from the Peninsular War to succeed to his deceased brother's title, he grudgingly decides to take back his wife. But even before he learns the circumstances of his inheritance, he encounters her at a New Year's gala. Shock sets in as he realizes the most beautiful woman in England is the same gangly, calf-eyed chit who tricked him into marriage six years before.

That's not how Sophie remembers it. She wishes fervently she'd had the sense not to scream when the drunken scapegrace crawled into her bed at her Uncle Harry's house party. True, she'd had a secret tendre for the handsome wastrel, until his scathing denunciation of her after their forced wedding. Then he went off to war without even consummating their union, and for six years she heard nothing from him. 

Now the toad offers her forgiveness in exchange for his presence in her bed? Revenge comes more to mind.

And so the battle of wits begins. And the harder they fight it, the more they fall in love.

Punish Me With Roses - A Victorian Historical Romance
Victoria Clavering lives under the thumb of her guardian Hugh, a callous man who begrudges her even the smallest kindness. So when Hugh and his valet are poisoned, Victoria becomes both heiress and murder suspect.

Alex Trevelyn, the valet's cousin, is convinced she's guilty. As far as Alex is concerned, the world is divided into the completely innocent and the completely wicked, and Victoria is as wicked as they come.

Alex vows to bring her to justice--until they meet, and unexpected passion flares between them. Soon Alex finds himself trying to protect Victoria after she receives a series of threatening notes attached to roses, even though he still believes she may be guilty.

Victoria must convince Alex of her innocence and clear her name. Alex needs to learn that life is more shaded than simple black and white. And they've got to do both quickly, to save their love and Victoria's life.

Honor Bound
To some men honor is just a word….

Jeannette Boucher, a young French beauty from a family left penniless by the revolution, must marry against her will to save them all from ruin. But almost immediately after the vows are spoken, she learns that her old English husband is impotent—and in his desire for an heir, he plans to compromise her in the worst way.

Determined to escape such a fate, she stows away on one of His Majesty’s frigates. But a woman alone is in constant danger. 

To Lieutenant Treynor, honor means everything….

Born a bastard to a wayward marquise, Lieutenant Crawford Treynor was given to a poor farmer to raise and was maltreated until he ran away to join the Royal Navy. Treynor is determined to prove he’s as good as any other man and rise to captain his own frigate. But once he finds Jeannette aboard The Tempest he must decide whether to return her to the man he knows would abuse her—or risk everything, even his life, to keep her safe.

Betrayed Countess
Forced from France by her devious guardian on the eve of the French Revolution, Countess Bettina Jonquiere must deliver an important package to further the royalist cause. In England, she discovers the package is full of blank papers, the address false and she’s penniless. Stranded in a Cornish village, Bettina toils in a bawdy tavern and falls in love with a man who may have murdered his unfaithful wife. Tracked by ruthless revolutionaries, she must uncover the truth about her father’s murder—and her lover’s guilt—while her life is threatened.

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