New Arrivals - Romance
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.
"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.
"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.
State secrets: Secret Service agent David Goddard never expected to spend his Christmas surveilling the president's cousin but now he wonders is it her secrets that fascinate him ... or Holly herself?
" 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.
Ethan Grey's life was shattered. Estranged from his family, widowed after an unhappy marriage, and weary from fighting his troubled past, Ethan Grey now has a chance for redemption. His son's beautiful and remarkable governess might help him battle his ghosts, but it's been a long time since he let himself get close to anyone. Alice Portman has more in common with Ethan than she can comfortably admit. For now, she's satisfied with helping him rebuild his life and family. But the dangerous past is about to catch up with them both.
Harper, a dedicated wanderer, and Max, a man with deep roots in his community, embark on a red-hot affair, despite the fact that Harper will be leaving after a few months.
"After a wild youth, Nicholas Haddonfield, Viscount Reston, has promised his ailing father he'll finally take a bride, though doing so will force Nick to make impossible choices and face old, painful wounds. Leah Lindsey is glad to find refuge from her own desperate situation in a marriage of convenience with the gallant viscount. But soon convenience is not enough and Lean can't understand why Nick remains so distant."--Back cover.
An advertisement for a housekeeper in Lord Gray's tabloid newspaper, the London list, brings together two people--Lady Imaculata Anne Egremont and Major Gareth Ripton-Jones--who both need to repair their less than savory reputations.
Lesbian debutante Maxie Mainwaring is given an ultimatum by her parents: move back home or support herself. Maxie chooses the latter and embarks on a series of comical escapades as she looks for a job and finds romance.
An abused wife flees her ex by taking a job with the Crow Hill, Texas, newspaper. When she's assigned to write a human interest story on the return of the Dalton Gang to the area, she discovers that Boone Mitchell could give her plenty more than a good interview. Craving safety but drawn to Boone's dangerous streak, she lays down the law: no strings attached, and she's in charge.
Undead, and unable to shake her penchant for shoes, Betsy Taylor, the new Queen of the Vampires, gets a job selling designer footwear at Macy's while trying to catch a vicious vampire slayer with the help of a gorgeous ally.
"When widow and retired special education teacher Daisy Arthur takes up romance writing with a quirky group of aspiring authors she finds herself tangled in merry mayhem that suddenly turns quite deadly. Then instead of pursuing her romantic interests she must go in search of a killer or risk becoming the group's next victim. Enter Gabe Caerphilly father of one of her old students and a single police lieutenant with Littleton Colorado's finest. Daisy sees Gabe as having definite Mr. Right potential. Unfortunately Gabe sees her as a prime murder suspect. What's a woman to do?"--Publisher's statement on Amazon.
Shiloh Griffin has no identity outside of her roles as pastor's wife and mom. Some days that is enough. But not always. Particularly when she is partnered with the always confident, always gracious Jade Smith on a church ministry project. Rather than shying away from God in her nervousness, Shiloh clings to Him, seeking every day to redeem herself. When an opportunity arises for her to teach music at a local high school, she thinks maybe it's just the thing to give her more significance. Then Shiloh begins mentoring Monica, a fifteen-year-old student. When Monica learns she is pregnant, Shiloh must confront her own darkest secret in the desperate decision facing the teen. If she turns away, this teen's life---and her soul---could be in jeopardy. If she decides to stand up and help, she knows she's the one who risks losing everything.
For Evan Kincaid, the best thing about his dusty hometown was watching it fade into the distance. Jessica Bly was the only one who did not treat him like an outsider, and their friendship ended with one mind-blowing night of young passion. Now they've both got the lives they planned--Evan in New York, Jess with her beloved horses in Caribou Crossing. But business has brought Evan back to Jess's crazy horse ranch on a mission that could destroy whatever's left of her trust.
Sharing a seemingly tranquil relationship with his brilliant bohemian wife only to find himself on trial for her murder, liberal arts college professor Samuel Madison struggles with a hostile town while reevaluating his marriage.
On a mission for Professor Lovecraft with Miss America Jones, Phaeton Black is shanghaied in China and, convinced that the Scotland Yard detective has abandoned her, Miss Jones sets out to find him.
"Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white. Philippa Gregory presents the latest Cousins' War novel, the remarkable story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen. When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house-Elizabeth of York-to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III-and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York. Henry's greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last."--Jacket.
Phaeton Black is missing. Sucked into an alternative universe-- courtesy of Professor Lovecraft's Trans-Dimensional Injection Portal-- the illustrious investigator is nowhere to be found. Even the bewitching Miss America Jones, who's pregnant with Phaeton's child, has no clue to his whereabouts. But when a spy fly's microphone picks up Phaeton's voice in the parlors of Paris, she enlists his dearest friends to track him down... before his deadliest enemies find him first.
Lydia Wyse is drawn back to her childhood Amish community through her mother's "promise box," and seeks to leave behind her secular life as a book editor when she meets bachelor Gideon Hooley.
Widow Miranda Talbot, who is enjoying her independence after years as a dutiful wife, avoids the attentions of numerous suitors before falling for Castor Worthington, who, unbeknownst to her, has a twin who is also courting her.
"Mackenzie "Max" Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they're expecting to meet a nice wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade. Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he's kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they're forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel."--Page 4 of cover.
Devon Hayworth, a member of the nobility, presents himself as a playboy and gives the tabloids plenty of fodder. American entrepreneur Sarah James is unimpressed with him when she meets him, but he is impressed by her. However, it will take more than his playboy ways to win her over!