Don't miss this heart-pounding sequel to M.Q. Barber's USA Today bestseller, Playing the GameNeighborly Affection, #2 A safeword won't save her from love. After six months of cavorting in her neighbors' bed, Alice admits signing the contract to be Henry's sexual submissive is the best decision she's ever made. He delivers on his promise to give her sexual satisfaction. But submitting to his dominance alongside his long-term lover shows her the sharp line between sex and love. Henry loves goofy, eager-to-please Jay. Neither man has promised to love her. Hiding her feelings grows harder every night she spends with them. As they struggle with wounds old and new, her emotional turmoil threatens to shred their arrangement. Is it time to bow out before they show her the door? Or can a triangle be the shape of true love? 84,000 Words
A tale of rags to riches – and above all romance!
From a London gentleman's club he can ill-afford to a grand highland castle … From near bankruptcy to fabulous wealth, handsome 'man about town' Talbot Marsham's life changes forever when he inherits the title Earl of Cairnloch – as well as the castle and clan chieftainship that go with it.
With the beautiful young Tara at his side, he assumes his throne and faces a clan bristling with suspicion of the English and then, on the castle's slippery roof, a crazed, knife-wielding cousin consumed with hate. And just as he faces losing his life, he loses his heart – forever.
Ancient ruins, haunted memories, and a ruthless criminal combine with a touch of mystic presence in this taut mystery about a crime we all must address.
Maggie, a National Park Ranger, is back at the Castle – an ancient Native American pueblo carved into the face of a limestone cliff in Arizona. Maggie, who suffers from depression, has been through several traumas: the gang rape she suffered while in the Coast Guard, the sudden death of her ten-year-old son, and a suicide attempt. As part of her therapy Maggie volunteers at the local rape crisis clinic.
Maggie has several men in her life. The baker, newcomer Jim Casey, always greets her with a warm smile and fills pink boxes with sweet delicacies. Brett Collins, a scuba diver, is doing scientific studies in Montezuma Well, a dangerous cylindrical depression that houses a deep spring filled with strange creatures found nowhere else on Earth. Then there’s Dave, with whom she’s had a one-night stand, and her new boss Glen.
One of these men is a serial rapist, and Maggie is his next target.
A woman is captive to her own desire in this sizzling Regency romance from the USA Today–bestselling author of Highland Fire. Eleven years ago, Cam Colburne, Duke of Dyson, witnessed the unspeakable horrors of mob hysteria in a French prison as he watched his family condemned to death by the actions of an innocent young girl, the daughter of a French diplomat. Now, a decade later, Cam’s moment of retribution has come. Lovely Gabrielle de Brienne is now his prisoner, held for ransom at Cornwall castle. The product of a most unconventional education, Gabrielle is now more hoyden than lady. Her powerful captor doesn’t frighten her with his threats. But, his commanding kiss sends shivers of desire through her body. The tenderness beneath his pride and arrogance, however, warns her that she is far too vulnerable. In the dark of night, she longs to understand the secret her enigmatic captor hides behind his mask of indifference. But by day, she plots her escape, fearing her heart and her will to resist him will soon be lost forever. “A joy to read!” —RT Book Reviews “I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times–bestselling author
When asked what he does for a living . . .Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: "I'm in the Navy." But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She's a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best--ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she's figured out is only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.
The USA Today–bestselling author launches a dazzling Regency trilogy with a “fast-paced” novel “filled with tension, danger, and adventure” (Rendezvous). Zoë Devereux is a fearless seventeen-year-old. Though disguised as a schoolgirl, when she is spirited out of France by Rolfe Brockford, marquess of Rivard, her life changes forever. Posing as a Revolutionary, Rolfe is on a mission to rescue innocents from the bloody horrors of the guillotine. Once in London, Rolfe finds himself unwilling to abandon the waifish girl and shocks polite society by taking her as his bride—in name only. What began as a marriage of convenience quickly grows into something altogether different. But Rolfe and Zoë face countless challenges—from political intrigue to their own pride, jealousy, and fiercely guarded secrets. Now, as the strife in Europe hits its peak, two stubborn hearts must make the ultimate alliance. “I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times–bestselling author of the Westcott Novels
Four novels in the powerful saga about multiple generations of gifted women and the connection that binds them across centuries. Moving between past and present, these tales of a cottage in Italy and the healers who have occupied it include: The Healer’s Secret Fired and on the brink of divorce, Jennifer seeks salvation at the bottom of a wine bottle. At her mother’s insistence, she reluctantly agrees to explore her Italian roots in Tuscany. Staying in her family’s centuries-old cottage, she becomes embroiled in a mysterious tragedy involving her great-grandmother. As she delves further into her ancestors’ history, she discovers that ghosts from the past could give Jennifer something she thought she’d never have: a future . . . The Healer’s Curse In 1348, the plague is set to sweep through England. Unaware of what awaits, Agnes is in love and betrothed. But her life is about to be torn apart. In the present day, Jennifer has settled in with her boyfriend, Francesco, and her Italian relatives when disturbing visions of a pregnant girl lead her to once again travel into the past to find answers. This time, though, she’s afraid she may not come back . . . The Healer's Awakening Since Ginevra Innocenti’s death, the cottage has lain empty and abandoned in the woods. Until the day Ginevra’s granddaughter, Sara, sees a dragonfly in the depths of winter. Intrigued, she follows it and discovers the forgotten cottage. There, Sara learns her grandmother was once a healer. Could these events mean the end of the family legacy? The Healer’s Betrayal Morgana Innocenti was born on the cusp of the 1600s. Deaf after a childhood illness and able to see shadows where no shadow could be, she has learned strength and determination. But a three-hundred-year-old vow of revenge and a terrible secret revealed on her grandmother’s deathbed throw her life into turmoil, and she must marry a man she hardly knows. Then rumours arrive from England of witch hunters who leave a trail of death and devastation. When her daughter is born with the mark of the devil, Morgana lives in fear that they will come to Italy. She once had to marry to save her family’s name. What will she sacrifice to save her daughter?
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