New Arrivals - Romance
One of the best interrogators in the business, Rock Babineaux, on the run from his own government when a job goes horribly wrong, races against time to clear his name with the help of Vanessa Cordero, who believes in his innocence.
"After werewolves Elaine Hawthorn and Cearnach MacNeill almost have a head-on collision on a foggy Highland road, they're pretty well stuck with each other. It'll be hours before anyone can get there to pull his car out of the ditch and they both have better places to be. The sexy little American brings out all of Cearnach's big bag protective instincts. If she thought she was in trouble before, Elaine has no idea what kind of complications a hot Scot can cause"--P.  of cover.
Gifted with the ability to see the future, Lady Olympia Wherlocke teams up with Lord Brant Mallam to save his sister from an arranged marriage orchestrated by his cold, calculating mother until their clever plan works a little too perfectly, revealing the sins of their pasts.
"For ambitious engineer Simon Darcy, winning Queen Victoria's competition to recover lost inventions of historical significance is a matter of pride--and redemption. After all, it was Simon's failed monorail project that left his family destitute, and winning the tournament would surely restore the Darcys' reputation. Simon sets his sights high, targeting no less than the infamous time-travel device that forever changed the world by transporting scientists, engineers, and artists from the twentieth century. The Mod technology was banned and supposedly destroyed, but Simon is sure he can re-create it. His daring plan draws the attention of Willie G., the Clockwork Canary, London's sensationalist reporter. Simon soon discovers that Willie is a male guise for Wilhemina Goodenough, the love of his youth, who left him jilted and bitter. He questions her motives even as he falls prey to her unique charm. As the attraction between the two reignites, Simon realizes that this vixen from his past has secrets that could be the key to his future...as long as he can put their history behind him."--P.  of cover.
"Set in San Francisco and North Carolina, the linked stories in Damn Love introduce us to a group of characters struggling with love in all its complicated forms, including a young doctor who treats heroin addicts, a newly married gay man who tries to reconcile with his mother after years of estrangement, a trio of physicists caught in a surprising love triangle, and a soldier who takes secrets with her to the Iraqi desert. Together, these stories report from the fault lines of American life, uncertain territory where identity, risk, and desire comingle, and where resilience is found in even the most flawed efforts to connect. "--Provided by publisher.
When Sophy goes to stay with her cousins in Berkeley Square, she finds them in a sad tangle of affairs--some romantic and others of a more pecuniary nature. Perhaps the Grand Sophy has arrived just in time to save them.
Daphne Dale's budding romance with the pseudonymous suitor with whom she is exchanging love letters faces difficulties when he turns out to be Lord Henry Seldon, whose family and hers are sworn enemies.
When wild mustangs threaten someone's life, rancher Cade Baldwin springs into action. But he's not pleased when he sees the beautiful woman he's saved is the town's new forest ranger. Lyn Warner is determined to round up the wild horses he loves so much. But she's also the woman who makes him smile like no one else. After her husband died in a car crash, Lyn turned her back on her beliefs and focused all of her attention on her injured daughter. Cade's strong faith and steady love might be exactly what they all need to create an unbreakable family.
"After Queenie Wake is dismissed from her restaurant job, she returns to North Star to cook meals for death row inmates. Hopeful that the bad memories of her late mother and promiscuous sister (now the mother of the captain of the high school football team) have been forgotten by the locals, Queenie discovers that some people can't be forgotten--heartbreaker Everett Coburn--her old high-school sweetheart. When secrets from the past emerge, will Queenie be able to stick by her family or will she leave home again?"--P.  of cover.
"Lady Jolene Gerard is running out of time. Each moment she remains within the walls of Drumwich Castle she is in jeopardy. Her only chance lies with a prisoner chained to the dungeon walls, a Scotsman who, in return for freedom, helps Jolene and her young nephew escape her cousin's deadly snare. Pursued by murderous villains, Jolene is prepared for to fight for her life. But in the arms of rugged Sigimor Cameron, she soon surrenders her heart. He was too late to save the Englishman to whom he owned a blood debt, but not the man's lovely sister. Stunned by his desire for the spirited English lass, Sigimor presses them on to safety, his enemies in dogged pursuit. And while sweet desire speaks a thousand words, the secret they long to share remains locked in a battle of stubborn pride. But when saving Jolene from his enemy leaves Sigimor no choice but to make her his wife, a bargain born of passion can only by sealed by the kiss of true love"--From publisher description.
In "Over the Edge," Laura Kincaid helps Ty Hendricks overcome his inner demons, and in "All on the Line," Sean Winthrop comes home from deployment in Afghanistan determined to win back the woman he never forgot.
"In the glitteringly ruthless diamond business, Scarlett Drummond Murray is a force to be reckoned with. As stunningly beautiful as the diamonds she works with, Scarlett is determined to make her mark on the industry with her fabulous jewellery creations. But to do so she must battle through a world that is steeped in greed and corruption. Blazing a trail from London to Beverly Hills, Scarlett is plunged into the world of shady diamond dealers and the stunningly beautiful women for whom they all compete, in business and in bed. All of them are prepared to sacrifice everything in pursuit of that one, elusive, perfect stone. No matter what the cost. Will Scarlett be blinded by the brilliance of the temptation that surrounds her? Or can she keep her nerve--and her principles--and make it to the top with her heart and her business intact?"--From author's web site.
"Historical romance series Land of Shining Water is set in 1890s Minnesota; Emmalyne and Tavin are separated by duty yet bonded by love, daring to dream that God could change the hearts of those keeping them apart"--Provided by publisher.
Winter Reeves, an aristocratic patriot who uses her influence to spy on Loyalist factions, falls for professor Bennet Lane, not knowing he has come to New York to find the spy hidden among the elite.
Molly Lovelace dreams of a carefree married life that her inconsistent beau Bailey Garner cannot give her, so she sets her sights on mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont, who is only in town for a short time.
"A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Michelle doesn't believe in fairy tales. She's a hard-headed businesswoman, making a fresh start in a new town. And when she decides to take over a neglected book shop, she knows the perfect manager. For book-loving Anna, it's a dream come true--and not just because it gives her an escape from her three demanding step-children and their adorable but hyperactive Dalmatian.
"He had a perfectly orderly life. William, the sixth Duke of Pelham, enjoys his punctual, securely structured life. Orderly and predictable-- that's the way he likes it. But he's in the public eye, and the scandal sheets will make up anything to sell papers. When the gossips link him to Juliette, one of the most beautiful and celebrated courtesans in London, chaos doesn't begin to describe what happens next. Until she came along. Juliette is nicknamed the Duchess of Dalliance, and has the cream of the nobility at her beck and call. It's seriously disruptive to have the duke who's the biggest catch on the Marriage Mart scaring her other suitors away. Then she discovers William's darkest secret and decides what he needs in his life is the kind of excitement only she can provide" -- p.  of cover.
"Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner--and speed--with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger. The whole city knows Max Stella loves women, not that he's ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it's not until Sara--and the wild photos she lets him take of her--that he starts wondering if there's someone for him outside of the bedroom. Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private"--From publisher description.
Under God's command to marry a prostitute to show the depth of God's love, Hosea encounters his childhood friend Gomer, and Hosea and his love for God must restore Gomer's broken spirit.
Desperate to save her father's struggling candy business, Lucy Kendall comes across Charlie Clarke, hired by her father's business rival to cheat her out of her new candy recipe.
He was once a captive, but his urges were never caged. Now he'll release them on a beautiful stranger whose own secret desires are longing to be sated. He doesn't have a name. He doesn't have a clan. The humans who held him prisoner for forty years have taken them away. He knew nothing but captivity until nearly a year ago, when he was released into the light. Now Tiger lives in the Austin Shiftertown where he struggles to belong and searches for an identity. Carly Randal thinks her fabulous life is complete--until her car breaks down on the side of the road and the only one around to help her is a wild-looking Shifter. When Tiger sees Carly he knows instantly he has found his mate. But, as Carly is drawn into his Shifter world, will she risk everything she has for that forbidden something she still wants: passionate love?
A mother prepared to go to any lengths to save her child ? and a man who will do whatever it takes to protect her . . Janna Kerr?s desperately ill little girl, Lainey, needs a kidney transplant, and Janna?s prepared to do whatever?s necessary to get her one. Janna?s long-ago lover, Matt Benedict, from the handsome, powerful and wealthy Benedict family, died without ever knowing about the child they'd made together. When Matt's twin brother, Clay, makes an unexpected visit to the isolated fishing cabin where Janna and her daughter Lainey have been staying, a dangerous and deadly web entangles them all.
"Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, is a celebrated courtesan with her finger on the pulse of high society. She's adored by men, hated by their wives. No one knows anything about her past, and she plans to keep it that way. Warrick Fitzhugh will do anything to protect his compatriots in the Foreign Office, including seduce Fallon, who he thinks can lead him to the deadliest crime lord in London. He knows he's putting his life on the line. To Warrick's shock, Fallon is not who he thinks she is, and the secrets she's keeping are exactly what make her his heart's desire" -- from author's web page.
Elizabeth Lancaster, whose family thinks she deserves a more exciting life, joins her ex-husband for a summer Shakespeare festival, meets a political operative, and gains some unexpected insights from studying the playwright.