New Arrivals - Romance
Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren't interested in play. Or pity. As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories--sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It's a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment.
A touching story from Christmas 1945. Widowed mother Bev Winters discovers unexpected kindness--and love--in her new employer.
Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors' blood and magic have flowed through generations?and where her destiny awaits. Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan's directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O'Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives. When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he's three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package. Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself?and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona's family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope?and love?alive.
Secrets are what drive billionaire security expert Davros Gianakopulos to succeed. And no one intrigues him more than beautiful art gallery owner Carrie McCray. But when a vengeful enemy traps Dav and Carrie in a ruthless battle of wits, the only thing he can trust is desire.
Years ago, when Isabelle Mears was still a young miss too infatuated to know better, she surrendered her innocence to a dishonorable man. Though ruined and cast out from society, she has worked hard to shelter her illegitimate son, Jack. Having sworn off men in her quiet but dignified life, Isabelle is unprepared for the deep longing that rips through her when a handsome stranger rescues her rambunctious six-year-old from the pounding ocean surf. George Upperton is a man in trouble with debts, women, and a meddling family. He is, by all accounts, the last gentleman on earth Isabelle should be drawn to. But loneliness is a hard mistress, and caution gives way to desire even though Isabelle is convinced that happiness can't be found in the arms of such a devilish rogue. Only when Jack is kidnapped does Isabelle discover the true depth of George's devotion and how far a good man will go to fight for the woman whose love is all that matters.
It's Christmas, Southern style! With her hair perfectly coiffed, nails freshly manicured and a heavy trail of perfume wafting behind her, local news reporter Dallas Dubois is sure she's about to kick her career -- and maybe her love life -- into high gear. The director of the Tuscaloosa children's Christmas play has fallen ill, and Dallas is ordered by her station manager to take the reins. Everyone is shocked -- especially Cal Hollingsworth, who still remembers her as the Ice Queen from high school.
Finding Mr. Right: Brilliant chemist Maggie Bell has a knack for choosing Mr. Wrong, and with yet another lonely Christmas looming, she decides it's time to alter the equation -- and seek out someone who seems totally wrong for her. Eureka! The heart is a genius ...
Roxanne Love isn't human. At least not entirely. She tries to fit in but can't conceal her ability to defy death-- not from the world, not from heaven's darkest creatures, and not from the Reaper determined to destroy her. Now Roxanne is on the run, her only ally a compelling, dangerous detective with secrets of his own.
"Sarah Beiler grows increasingly concerned about Ashley, her friend who also works at the farmers market. Ashley acts strange, even nervous, when anyone talks about the rash of fires. When Sarah asks her what she knows, Ashley only heightens Sarah's suspicions. But that's not Sarah's only trouble. She remains distracted by Matthew Stoltzfus, who says that God is calling him to leave the Amish community. When he begs her to join him, Sarah's heart is torn in two"--From publisher description.
After getting into one scrape after another in 1880s New York City, are Grayson and Felicia destined to spend the rest of their lives keeping each other out of trouble?
"Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple -- she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it. Étienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years -- long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger, too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher . . . "--P.  of cover.
"One kiss, then another, and before she knows it, Lady Julia Leighton succumbs to the breathtaking charms of a stranger... at the ball celebrating her betrothal to a man who considers her a sister. The steamy encounter changes her life in more ways than one. When she meets her seducer again, Julia is no longer a lady, but an outcast, a paid companion to a lady who used to be her equal- and her desire for him burns as strong as ever. He goes by Thomas Merritt, a name as questionable as his intentions. A thief with a secret past, he was utterly bewitched by the beautiful and innocent Lady Julia. But after their one glorious evening together, the handsome rogue left without a backward glance- knowing that he could never be a part of her world again. Now in a Vienna rife with political intrigue, Thomas harbors a perilous secret- and the only person who can aid him is the woman who has captured his heart." Provided by publisher.
When Stella Leon reluctantly accompanies ex-Marine Beau Junger on a visit to her late father's ranch in Texas, where her half-sister Sadie is waiting to meet her for the first time, passion sparks between them on their journey.
The infamous Laura Falkner has returned to Regency London society in disguise. Determined to clear her father's name, she becomes a companion to elderly Lady Josephine--only to learn the woman's nephew is none other than Alexander Ross, the devilish Earl of Copley, the man Laura once loved with all her heart. The same man who'd accused her father of theft and forced them to flee England. Alex has never forgotten Laura--or forgiven himself for letting her go. Today, Laura is as lovely--and stubborn--as ever, and her attempts at crime-solving are putting her in danger. The only way Alex can keep her safe is to marry her. But how can this notorious rake convince Laura that his heart is true...before the clock strikes twelve?
Charlie Allington is supposed to be on the fast track to the top--a small-town girl who was making it big in her career. Instead, she's reeling from a scandal that's pretty much burned all her bridges. Now, out of options, she needs a place to lick her wounds and figure out her future. True, working at a ski resort in rugged Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn't her dream job. But if there's one perk to coming back, it's a certain sexy hometown boy who knows how to make a girl feel welcome.
After fraudulent spiritual medium Violet Bastien flees England, Daniel Mackenzie, a rogue from a scandalous family, is determined to find the woman who touched his heart.
"Chicago event planner Libby Hamilton can turn any bland setting into a dramatic venue-- but when she abruptly loses her job, and her fair-weather boyfriend moves to another state, Libby suddenly finds herself back in the tiny town she grew up in. Worse than that, her father wants help transforming an old schoolhouse into a vintage ice cream parlor and Libby must trade in her power suits for power tools. Widowed restoration specialist Tom Murphy can rebuild just about anything-- except the shattered relationship he shares with his teenaged daughter. Hired by Libby's father, Tom isn't interested in sharing the details of his personal life with beautiful, spunky Libby. He just wants to get the job done. But she is tenacious--and sexy--and it doesn't take long before she breaks down his walls, builds up his hope, and gets a hold on his heart that won't let go"--Publisher.
After dropping out of pastry school and messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan returns home to help her grandmother run her bakery, but finds herself distracted by her best friend, Jack Harper.
"As identical twins, Bothan and Calum MacNachton share a bond stronger than most brothers, one forged by a terrible secret. Rumors and dark tales have been whisperedabout their clan for centuries. For they roam the Highlands at night, driven by a savage hunger that can never be sated. Their only hope lies in marriage to Outsiders, mortalwomen whose pure blood will weaken the hold of their eternal curse. Kenna Brodie and Sarra DeCourcey know what it is to stand apart. They've heard the terrible, whispered warnings, but nothing could prepare them for the handsome brotherswhose fierce, unyielding desires are beyond any legend...What Bothan and Calum promise is a life unlike any Kenna and Sarra have ever known. Now, Kenna and Sarra must choose whether to betray their dark lords or stand and fightfor a passion that will never die..."--P. 4 of cover.
As chief surgeon for the Wardens, Evelyn Stone fears her own life is on the line when she is kidnapped by a band of pirates, only to discover that the airship captain is Gavin "Mac" MacRae, her former lover. The man whose life she once saved. The man she abandoned. Since Evelyn left, Mac made his mark as both a pirate and a pilot. But his true allegiance isn't known. So when he asks Evie for help with a wounded woman onboard, he tells Evie that the woman is his wife, even if his feelings for Evie have never waned. As the days pass, however, the unease between Evie and Mac gives way to the old comfort they used to have. Yet, their newly ignited romance is complicated by conflicting loyalties and desires, and a betrayal that may cost them both their love and their lives.
Three months ago Jan learned that elves were real, our world wasn't safe and it was up to her to save her boyfriend--and the world--from being englamoured into slavery. Now Jan has a new deadline--ten weeks, ten days and ten hours. That's when the truce she arranged between our world and the elves' realm ends, and the invasion starts. While supernatural creatures work to defend humanity, Jan and the kelpie Martin have to find the preter queen, and use her to force the portals closed. But when magic mixes with technology, shutting it down isn't as simple as closing a door or pulling a plug. Jan's geek-girl know-how might have gotten her this far, but they're going to need technical skills and magic to shut the portals for good.
"Hoping to escape his past, Ethan Hardesty left a career as an architect and went to work for the railroad. Only two things impede his desire to transform Heartbreak Creek into a thriving town once again-- a vandal bent on stopping the railroad, and the beautiful but hardheaded woman who won't sign over the final right-of-way through the canyon. Audra Pearsall has good reason for not allowing a train to pass within yards of her home, no matter how persuasive the handsome Mr. Hardesty can be. But when vandalism escalates to murder and fear stalks the canyon, Audra doesn't know who to turn to-- until the man she thought was her friend proves to be an enemy, and the man she wouldn't allow herself to trust becomes her reluctant hero" -- from publisher's web site.
There is nothing inherently threatening about Melissa, a young evangelist hoping to write the definitive paper on intelligent design. But when she implores Andy Waite, a biology professor and a hardcore evolutionist, to direct her independent study, she becomes the catalyst for the collapsing house of cards surrounding him. As he works with Melissa, Andy finds that everything about his world is starting to add up differently.
" In this sweeping new series of Renaissance Italy, Bertrice Small does it again with all the passion and historical splendor that has captured the imagination of her legion of fans.... After her two elder sisters become the scandals of Florence, Lucianna Pietro d'Angelo is in the difficult position of finding a wealthy man who will have her for his wife. She has little choice but to accept the proposal of an aging bookseller-a not entirely disagreeable union in which Lucianna comforts the dear man in his final years. When he passes away, she inherits his shop and, with it, a sizable fortune. Lucianna is content with comfortable widowhood-until Robert Minton, Earl of Lisle, visits her bookshop. The Englishman is not only dashing and handsome-he's a trusted courtier of Henry VII. The Pietro d'Angelos cannot deny the spark of attraction between their daughter and the earl, so they scheme to send her to London. There, Lucianna steps out of the shadow of her quiet Florentine life, pursuing a love of which she never dreamed and rising in London society all the way to court of the new Tudor king"-- Provided by publisher.