Best of
Romantic-Suspense

2011

The Nauti Boys Collection


Lora Leigh - 2011
    Marine put a safe distance between Rowdy Mackay and the temptation of a nubile Kentucky vixen. Now he's back home and ready to engage in the kind of erotic games that have earned him and his two cousins a Nauti-boy reputation in three counties... NAUTI NIGHTSJames “Dawg” Mackey has lusted after sweet Crista Jansen for years. Just as many as she’s spent running from the dangerous attraction that sparked between them. But now, Dawg has a plan to entice her to stay. It’s kind of low-down. And kind of hot...NAUTI DREAMSAfter a long separation, Natches McKay is being dragged back into his father’s life in a way that could destroy him and the only woman he’s ever felt a spark for…NAUTI INTENTIONSThe girl of Major Alex Jansen's dreams—and red-hot fantasies—has always shyed away from the danger she thinks men represent. Now, Alex sets out to prove Janey wrong, with lingering—sometimes torturously slow—caresses...NAUTI DECEPTIONSSheriff Zeke Mayes knows there’s more to Rogue than meets the eye, though what meets the eye is pretty smoking. He’s prepared for a long struggle getting Rogue to drop her defenses—and give in to desire...

Fatal Destiny


Marie Force - 2011
    In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding and to leave it alone for the time being.Sam agrees, but she can't let it go entirely and winds up trapped in an explosive situation. Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness... With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle?Book 3.5: a Fatal novella. Don't miss Fatal Affair, Fatal Justice and Fatal Consequences, available now.39,000 words

For You


Kristen Ashley - 2011
    Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened, and Feb broke Colt's heart; then she turned wild, and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low, but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.Fifteen years later Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there's so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt, everyone knows they'll never get back together - until someone starts hacking up people in Feb's life. Colt is still Colt, and Feb is still Feb, so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe. As the bodies pile up, the feds move in, and a twisting, turning story unravels, exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims. Along the way Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.©2014 Kristen Ashley; (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Tall, Dark and Daring


Suzanne Brockmann - 2011
    Experience them here, with two classic tales of heroes who face the most daring adventure of all--falling in love.The Admiral's BrideWhen six canisters of a lethal nerve agent are stolen from a military testing lab, Admiral Jake Robinson must recover the chemicals--by any means necessary. With Dr. Zoe Lange at his side he defies convention and decides to infiltrate the compound where religious fanatics have stored the deadly toxin. But Jake fears his instant attraction to Zoe might compromise the mission.Identity: UnknownNavy SEAL Mitchell Shaw woke up one morning with no clue as to who he was. The items hidden in his possession were no help: an address and a .22 caliber sidearm. But the address led him to the Lazy 8 Ranch--and its beautiful manager, Becca Keyes, who made him believe he might have a future. Even if he wasn't sure about his past.

When You Dare


Lori Foster - 2011
    If a cause appeals to him and the price is right, he'll take the mission he's offered. But then the lovely Molly Alexander asks him to help her track down the men who'd had her kidnapped—and for the first time, Dare's tempted to combine work with pleasure.Fiercely independent, Molly vows to trust no one until she's uncovered the truth. Could the enemy be her powerful, estranged father? The ex-fiancé who still holds a grudge? Or the not-so-shy fan of her bestselling novels? As the danger heats up around them, the only anchor Molly has is Dare himself. But what she feels for him just might be the most frightening thing of all…

No Turning Back


Tiffany Snow - 2011
    She moved to Indianapolis to start seeing to them, but things aren't going quite as well as she'd hoped. She's a runner for a high-powered law firm in town, not the most prestigious of positions, but it and her part-time bartender gig at least pays the bills. And one of the senior partners is a dreamboat in that obscenely rich, disturbingly good looking, slightly snobbish sort of way.Before she did a mortifying face plant in his lap during a meeting, she was quite happy ogling him from afar. After that...well...she was more about the avoiding. Mature, no. More likely to assure she keeps her job, yes.She's made some friends in the few months she's been in Indy. One of those friends is her neighbor Sheila, though Kathleen can't say she's completely comfortable with Sheila's job choice as a high-dollar escort.It's the middle of the night when Kathleen hears fighting coming from Sheila's apartment. As disturbing as that is, it's the ominous sound of silence afterwards that keeps Kathleen from falling back to sleep. Slipping from bed with the intention of making sure everything is okay, Kathleen knocks on friend's door, only to find Sheila murdered, her naked body sprawled on sheets stained crimson with her blood.Shock and horror are followed by gritty determination when it becomes clear that Sheila's death isn't random and it isn't the result of a jealous boyfriend. It's the opening gambit in a web of murder, deceit, conspiracy, and fraud that stretches to the law firm for which Kathleen works. Maybe to the very office that Blane Kirk commands.And Kathleen Turner, law office runner, can trust no one if she wants to survive.

The Wreck


Marie Force - 2011
    The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian's younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make unimaginable decisions about a future that once seemed so certain. With Carly incapable of going forward with their plans, Brian leaves home—and Carly—for good. Fifteen years later, disturbing new clues indicate the accident that wrecked so many lives wasn't an accident at all, bringing Brian home to face a past——and a love——he's never forgotten.

Tall, Dark and Deadly


Suzanne Brockmann - 2011
    So how could it be that feisty journalist Sydney seems immune to his charms? Working a dangerous case together, Lucky’s determined to turn her frosty attitude around – and make her fall head over heels for him. Protecting the innocent is Navy SEAL Bobby’s passion. That’s why his best friend asked him to look out for his little sister. Except Colleen’s all grown up now, which has Bobby wanting to do so much more than keep her safe. He wants her in his arms and his bed!

Branded


B.J. Daniels - 2011
    The schoolboy who had teased her is now a strong and sexy man—and he's on a mission to solve a case! But if he plans on unmasking a killer, he's going to need her help.Colton can no longer run from the truth…someone in his small town has gotten away with murder. Now it's up to him to bring the killer to justice—with the help of local authorities, which, to his surprise, include Halley. The girl who had once idolized him is now a woman he must fight to resist. But as they work on the case, the attraction between them only grows stronger. Their rocky past may lead to a future together…unless the killer parts them forever.

Senseless & Merciless Bundle


Mary Burton - 2011
    . . The vicious burns scarring the victims' flesh reveal the agony of their last moments. Each woman was branded with a star, then stabbed through the heart. With every death, a vengeful killer finds a brief, blissful moment of calm. But soon it's time for the bloodshed to start again. . . The Perfect Time. . . Ten years ago, Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year. That party turned into a nightmare Eva can't forget. Now she's trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. Every victim is linked to her. And Detective Deacon Garrison isn't sure whether this mysterious woman needs investigating--or protecting. . . To Make His Mark Only Eva's death will bring peace. Only her tortured screams will silence the rage that has been building for ten long years. Because what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped--not until the last victim has been marked for death. . . Praise for the novels of Mary Burton "A twisted tale. . .I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson on Dying Scream "Taut, compelling. . .delivers a page-turner." --Carla Neggers on I'm Watching You "A chilling thriller." --Beverly Barton on Dead Ringer"Mary Burton's latest romantic suspense has it all--terrific plot, complex and engaging protagonists, a twisted villain, and enough crime scene detail to satisfy the most savvy suspense reader."--Erica Spindler, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Vines Merciless No Pity Each skeleton is flawless--gleaming white and perfectly preserved, a testament to his skill. Every scrap of flesh has been removed to reveal the glistening bone beneath. And the collection is growing. . . No Compassion When bleached human bones are identified as belonging to a former patient of Dr. James Dixon, Detective Malcolm Kier suspects the worst. Dixon was recently acquitted of attempted murder, thanks to defense attorney Angie Carlson. But as the body count rises, Kier is convinced that Angie is now the target of a brutal, brilliant psychopath. No Escape Angie is no stranger to the dark side of human nature. But nothing has prepared her for the decades-long legacy of madness and murder about to be revealed--or a killer ready to claim her as his ultimate trophy. . . Praise for the novels of Mary Burton "A twisted tale. . .I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson on Dying Scream "Taut, compelling. . .delivers a page-turner." --Carla Neggers on I'm Watching You"A chilling thriller." --Beverly Barton on Dead Ringer

Attracted to Fire


DiAnn Mills - 2011
    Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president's rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a secluded ranch in West Texas. Unfortunately, working with Special Agent in Charge Ash Zinders may be as tough as controlling her charge. Ash has a reputation for being critical and exacting, and he's also after the same promotion as Meghan. But when the threats escalate and security on the ranch is breached, it becomes clear this isn't the work of a single suspect--it's part of a sophisticated plan that reaches deeper and higher than anyone imagined. And only Ash and Meghan can put the pieces together before it's too late.

Chasing Fire


Nora Roberts - 2011
    Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature.But there's also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive fire-fighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan's blood: her father is a legend in the field. She's been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home - even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air.Fortunately, this year's rookie crop is among the strongest ever - and Gulliver Curry's one of the best. He's also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kid's arcade. He came to Missoula to follow in the footsteps of Lucas "Iron Man" Tripp, yet he's instantly more fascinated by his hero's daughter. Rowan, as a rule, doesn't hook up with other smoke jumpers, but Gull is convinced he can change her mind. And damn if he doesn't make a good case to be an exception to the rule. Everything is thrown off balance, though, when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year's tragedy. Rowan knows she can't complicate things with Gull - any distractions in the air or on the ground could be lethal. But if she doesn't find someone she can lean on when the heat gets intense, her life may go down in flames.

Bentz & Montoya : Hot Blooded / Cold Blooded / Shiver / Absolute Fear / Lost Souls / Malice / Extended Excerpt from Devious


Lisa Jackson - 2011
    Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two? Then Another...A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious claiming to be a woman from her past--a woman who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her than a stranger should. ...And AnotherSomebody has discovered Samantha's darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. But as a cunning, cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders in dread if she will be the next to die...Cold BloodedHis Vengeance Will Be Repeated. . .A woman's slashed, incinerated corpse is found in a seedy New Orleans apartment. Her killer is certain there were no witnesses, unaware that his every move was seen by a beautiful stranger--from her bed in a bayou cottage on the outskirts of town... And Repeated. . .Weeks later, another violent vision shatters Olivia Bechet's sleep. Convinced a serial killer is stalking the city, Olivia turns to the authorities. But jaded detective Rick Bentz doesn't believe her--even when a second body turns up, slain in exactly the same bizarre, ritualistic manner Olivia described... And Repeated...As New Orleans panics in the icy grip of a merciless killer, Olivia is frustrated by Bentz's skepticism--and captivated by her attraction to him. But soon her dreams are invaded by images of another murder. One that has yet to be committed. This time, Olivia recognizes not only the victim's face--but the murderer's. And both are closer than she ever imagined...ShiverThe Crimes Are UnthinkableA serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs--no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun. The Fear Is RealAbby Chastain left New Orleans long ago and for good reason. Now she's back where she feels watched, as if the devil himself is scraping a fingernail along her spine. It doesn't help that Detective Reuben Montoya is convinced she's somehow the key to unlocking these horrible crimes--a mystery that has something to do with Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital, a decaying old asylum where unspeakable crimes were once committed, and a human predator may still wait. The Truth Is DeadlyAs more bodies are found in gruesome, staged scenarios, Montoya and Abby are in a desperate race to stop a killer whose terrifying crimes are bringing them ever nearer to a shocking revelation. For the past is never completely gone. Its sins must be avenged. And a twisted psychopath is getting close enough to make them...Absolute FearEvery Serial Killer...A serial killer is stalking the streets of New Orleans. The victims are killed in a ritual fashion, a series of numbers tattooed into their bodies. There are no clues, no connections except one: a crumbling old asylum that was once the scene of unspeakable madness--and is now the calling card of a new kind of fear. Is Searching For...Eve Renner knows Our Lady of Virtues Hospital well. As the daughter of one of its doctors, she spent her childhood exploring its secrets chambers, hidden rooms, and forbidden passageways. Now, somewhere in the decaying asylum lies the key to a b

She Can Run


Melinda Leigh - 2011
    Handsome and wealthy, with a sparkling public image, Richard seemed like the perfect man to provide the security that Beth and her kids were craving. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret about her new husband, Beth realizes he will go to any lengths—even murder—to keep it. After barely escaping with her life, she and her children flee. They eventually make their way to a secluded estate in the Pennsylvania countryside, where Beth dares to hope she has found a safe place at last… Forced into retirement by an unexpected injury, Philadelphia homicide detective Jack O’Malley is mourning the loss of his career when his uncle abruptly dies, leaving Jack to dispose of his crumbling country house. Unbeknownst to him, his uncle engaged a caretaker just before his death, a mysterious woman with two children and a beautiful face that haunts his dreams. Determined to know her, Jack begins an investigation into Beth’s past. When he uncovers the shocking truth, and a local woman is viciously murdered, Jack puts his own life on the line to keep Beth and her children safe. She Can Run is a sexy, satisfying debut from award-winning author Melinda Leigh, packed with enough suspense and romance to get even the tamest heart racing!

Grayson


Delores Fossen - 2011
    But then his old flame, Eve Warren, returns to Silver Creek for the sole purpose of asking him to impregnate her. And although he's never forgiven Eve for walking away and breaking his heart, her anguish is hard to watch. Before he can reject the most hardheaded--yet still impossibly alluring--woman in Texas, he has to protect her. An attempt on her life thrusts the two of them into a dangerous murder investigation--and an even more dangerous liaison. In the heat of the moment, Grayson may be able to forgive Eve...but is he willing to give her what she so desperately wants?

Hide and Seek


Jennifer Hayden - 2011
    When several women close to her are murdered and her former lover is wanted for the crimes, her seemingly perfect world shatters. Her ex disappears, and under a cloud of suspicion, Baylie is forced to leave her job behind and attempt to start over in the big city of Seattle. Just as she settles in, scandal finds her again. Her co-worker disappears and the cryptic phone calls begin. The cycle of murder is repeating itself and Baylie finds herself under fire a second time, with nowhere to run and no place to hide. With no one else to turn to, she joins forces with Detective Dylan Stone. Though Dylan mistrusts her immediately, he realizes there is more to this compelling woman than meets the eye. A long and painful trip through Baylie's past slowly begins to unleash memories locked away so deeply inside the mind of a once traumatized child that they are basically non-existent. Dylan soon realizes that Baylie is the key to a murderer's rage and his protective instincts are aroused. Before long, he finds himself risking not only his job and his sanity, but also his life to keep her safe.This is Book 1 in the Hide and Seek Mystery Series. Book 2 - Unbroken and Book 3 - Collision are available now. For more information check out www.jenniferhaydenbooks.com.

A Tracers Trilogy: Untraceable, Unspeakable, Unforgivable


Laura Griffin - 2011
    But when one of her clients vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst and embarks on a mission to uncover the truth with the help of an elite forensics team known as the Tracers and jaded, sexy homicide cop Nathan Devereaux. As a grim picture of what really happened begins to emerge, Nathan realizes this investigation runs deeper than they could have guessed. And each step nearer the truth puts Alex in danger of being the next to disappear.UNSPEAKABLE Elaina McCord's dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case--investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. Her hunch--met with disbelief by local police--is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years. Her only allies in a case that's turning dangerously personal are a team of forensic experts known as the Tracers and true-crime writer and irresistable playboy Troy Stockton. A killer is taunting Elaina, letting her know how ruthless he is and how close he's getting. Now it's not just her career that's in jeopardy--it's her life.UNFORGIVABLE A DNA espert, Mia Voss has made it her mission to put away vicious criminals. When her already lousy day ends with a carjacking, it seems like just the icing on top of the cake. But what what Mia thought was a random incident is followed by another sinister episode. Suddenly, she's found herself the target of a sadistic madman. And the only way to protect the people she loves most is to either deliberately destroy her reputation and risk letting a killer walk free or put her trust in Detective Ric Santos, whose turbulent past ruined his chances with Mia in the past. Only Mia can uncover the truth behind the case, but first, Ric will have to get her to entrust him with her secrets...and her life.

Senseless


Mary Burton - 2011
    . . The vicious burns scarring the victims' flesh reveal the agony of their last moments. Each woman was branded with a star, then stabbed through the heart. With every death, a vengeful killer finds a brief, blissful moment of calm. But soon it's time for the bloodshed to start again. . . The Perfect Time. . . Ten years ago, Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year. That party turned into a nightmare Eva can't forget. Now she's trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. Every victim is linked to her. And Detective Deacon Garrison isn't sure whether this mysterious woman needs investigating--or protecting. . . To Make His Mark Only Eva's death will bring peace. Only her tortured screams will silence the rage that has been building for ten long years. Because what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped--not until the last victim has been marked for death. . .

The Men of Black Ops, Inc.: Volume 1: Show No Mercy, Take No Prisoners, Whisper No Lies, and an Excerpt from With No Remorse


Cindy Gerard - 2011
    novels: Show No Mercy, Take No Prisoners, Whisper No Lies.SHOW NO MERCYGabriel Jones left his longtime career as a CIA operative and joined Black Ops, Inc., a private security and espionage firm that specializes in jobs the military and the CIA won’t touch. Now stationed in Argentina, he is known as the Archangel because of the cold steel Arc-Angel butterfly knife he keeps strapped to his hip. When American journalist Jenna McMillan innocently steps into an assassination plot Gabe is trying to foil in Buenos Aires, Gabe saves her life but is injured. And, there’s unfinished business between Gabe and Jenna—grudging professional admiration and sexual attraction—from when they brought down an Argentinian neo-Nazi months ago…TAKE NO PRISONERSAmid the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas, twenty-seven-year-old Abbie Hughes, part-time accounting student and full-time blackjack dealer in a major casino, is trying desperately to convince herself that her brother, Cory, finally has his act together. But Cory, who she’d expected back from one of his frequent trips to Honduras where he buys native crafts for resale in the states, was due back in Vegas two days ago and she hasn’t heard a word from him. She’s starting to worry. Unknown to her, Cory is a middleman in a gem-smuggling ring…and Abbie, as Cory’s sister, is now in danger...WHISPER NO LIESLas Vegas casino security expert Crystal Debrowski met sexy, heroic Johnny Reed in Honduras, where she helped him save her friend Abbie Hughes and Sam Lang (the protagonists of Take No Prisoners), but after the rescue, they went their separate ways. After Crystal spurns the advances of an older, mysterious Asian man at the casino one night, bad things start to happen. Then she remembers the man she rebuffed, Tran Hoang, who is an Asian mafia crime lord. Johnny and Crystal are soon mired in not only a steamy love affair but in a human trafficking/prostitution, arms-trading ring, and a counterfeiting scheme that could bring down the US economy.

Forever Sunshine


Collette Scott - 2011
    Cher's carefully ordered life quickly comes to an end. Trapped in an abusive marriage, Shelly is terrified and has nowhere else to go but to her overworked and oblivious sister. Though Cher is not prepared to handle the effects of a controlling and violent husband, fate delivers help via police sergeant Brandon Nicholson. With his strength and guidance, he shows Cherisse and Shelly how to survive and how to live life to the fullest. As both women find their inner strength, Cher and Brandon fall in love and build a future together. However, life is full of ups and downs, and through it all Cher and her family must continue to face every day with a feeling of hope and optimism, even when it seems as though all hope is gone.

Kiss Me Slowly


Amber Lea Easton - 2011
    It’s Saturday. His only hope is Grace Dupont, the best forensic accountant in Miami. But there’s a glitch with that idea. She’s also his ex-girlfriend who'd rather watch him drown than throw him a life vest. Going to her feels desperate…because he is.Grace enjoys seeing Jonathan squirm. On your knees boy, she thinks as he pitches for her help. Always a sucker for the dark-haired-blue-eyed boys, she risks her precariously balanced life of secrets to help him. Helping him slaps a target on her back–she’s the key to proving his innocence and that’s a bad, bad thing.Tangled up in a whirlwind of conspiracy, murder, million dollar money trails and diamond smuggling, Jonathan and Grace flee to the sea to stall for time to prove his innocence. Romance sizzles beneath Florida Keys’ sunshine. Both scoff at happy endings. Both doubt justice. Both know each kiss could be their last.Available in all ebook formats and paperback from Amazon.com, Bookstrand.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

A Familiar Evil


Anne Patrick - 2011
    With the hope of finally finding closure Jordan leaves her cheating husband, and her career in the FBI, and returns to where her nightmare began. But what awaits her in Thorny Creek will push her to the very edge of sanity and bring her face to face with her abductor.

Deadly Descent


Kaylea Cross - 2011
    Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to save lives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will do anything to win the woman he loves.Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans, but she can't ignore the feelings she's hidden for so long. Cam's sexy charm and wicked kisses weaken her resistance, but she's too afraid of losing him to give in.When Dev's helicopter and crew are shot down and set up as bait by a notorious warlord, Cam risks all to save the team. What he doesn't know is that the trap is set for him....83,000 words

Amanda Ashley Bundle: Bound By Night & Bound By Blood


Amanda Ashley - 2011
    . .Once featured in a horror movie, the crumbling Wolfram estate is said to be haunted by ghosts, witches, and worse. But Elena doesn't believe a word of it-until she spends the night and wakes up in the arms of a compelling stranger. . .Tall, dark, and disturbingly handsome, Drake is the most beautiful man Elena has ever seen. For centuries, he has lived alone, and Elena is the first woman to enter his lair-and survive. And Drake is the first man to touch her heart and soul. By the time she discovers who he really is-and what he craves-it's too late. Blood lust has turned to love, and Elena is deeply under Drake's spell. But forever comes at a price for each of them. . .In the Texas Panhandle, the winters are long, the storms fierce-and the Yuletide nights are sizzling. "New York Times" bestselling author Jodi Thomas along with Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda and DeWanna Pace, bring you one tempting holiday delight. . .On the eve before Christmas a blizzard arrived, transforming a small Texas town into a night to remember. Four ladies desperately in need of saving, four hard-ridin' cowboys who aim to please. . . When a lone farmer strides to a pretty store owner's rescue, their deepest wishes just might come true. . . A brave heiress can't believe a rugged angel is riding out of the night to save her and her fellow train passengers-until she gets him under the mistletoe. . . A quiet loner wants to help a stranded widow have a holiday to remember. . . And a female saloon owner tired of being scorned by respectable folk gets some very naughty help from a handsome greenhorn. . .

Blood Stains


Sharon Sala - 2011
    But now she's determined to flush her mother's killer out of hiding and discover the identity of her birth father. She heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she meets Detective Bodie Scott.Empathizing with this beautiful woman looking to find out who she really is, he opens the decades-old case file. Their investigation leads them down a dangerous path, where no one is what they seem. Where a father does not want to be found. And a murderer has "like mother, like daughter" in mind for Maria.

Shannon Mckenna's McCloud Brothers Bundle: Fade to Midnight, Behind Closed Doors, Standing in the Shadows, Out of Control, Edge of Midnight, Extreme Danger & Ultimate Weapon


Shannon McKenna - 2011
    But Lazar's latest plaything, Raine Cameron, is different. Beautiful. Vulnerable. And innocent. Just looking at her triggers a white-hot passion Seth can barely control as night after night, he watches her on a dozen different video screens. Raine is pure temptation, but Seth can't slip up: he's convinced Lazar had his half-brother murdered. His secret investigation--and his life--are on the line. But then he finds out that Raine may be Lazar's next victim... Ex-FBI agent Connor McCloud can never forget the day he was set up to die at the hands of trusted friend and fellow agent Ed Riggs. Hard justice and loyalty to his badge have cost Connor what he wants most--Ed's shy, studious daughter Erin. He can never have her now, but her beauty still haunts and torments his every waking hour and his most fevered erotic dreams. But now that his old enemy Kurt Novak has returned, Connor is prepared to do anything to protect the vulnerable young woman from a killer who hOne Taste Of DangerSkinny-dipping in a stranger's pool--it's as close to reckless as good girl Becca Cattrell has ever been. But the house Becca picked for her midnight swim just changed owners. And her harmless escapade has landed her at the mercy of a brutal, terrifying organization who'll make sure she doesn't live to tell a soul. Can Cost YouThe most gorgeous woman Nick Ward has ever laid eyes on is also the worst luck he's ever had. Becca's presence at this top-secret meeting place won't just destroy the undercover operation he's been working on, it's liable to get them both killed. But to his surprise, Becca isn't running away--from the danger or from him. . .as vowed a brutal payback...a killer with a predator's lethal patience. In "Behind Closed Doors" and "Standing in the Shadows, " Shannon McKenna introduced the McCloud Brothers: intense, rugged, and super-sexy. Now, Davy McCloud is about to meet a woman he can't trust--or live without. . . Disillusioned P.I. Davy McCloud has an ironclad rule: never follow blind impulse when it comes to women. But he breaks it the instant gorgeous Margo Vetter shows up to teach at the gym next door. The sexual hunger--and the instinctual protectiveness--that she awakens is much too strong to resist. On the very day an arsonist burns down Liv Endicott's bookstore in a small town in the Washington mountains, she finds fate has another shock in store for her. Amid the smoke, rubble, and tears, Sean McCloud appears, calling her name. He's every inch the man he always was--the man she kept on wanting. But wanting is not the same as trusting, and she doesn't dare let him get too close. Yet a ruthless killer is gunning for Liv, and she'll die unless they join forces to unearth a chilling truth--and come together in a blaze of searing passion. . .Enter the seductive world of Shannon McKenna, where passion and suspense are intertwined, and love is the riskiest venture of all. . . On The Edge Nobody's home at the millionaire's estate on remote Frakes Island. And nobody seems to be watching. Becca Cantrell dives in for an illicit midnight skinnydip--and gets hauled out by a towering, hard-muscled guy with burning dark eyes. He seems to be in charge. Good. The man is the embodiment of her most intense fantasies. And she's up for risky thrills... Nick Ward can't tell her that he's spying on a vicious Russian crime boss. Becca could be his worst enemy: an assassin sent to kill him, a call girl sent to distract him, or the worst scenario of all--a clueless innocent. Anyway he looks at it, she's trouble: beautiful, bare, dripping-wet trouble. The kind he can't resist. Tamara's a bad girl with a dangerous difference. Enter a terrifying, sexually charged world o

Stormy Weather Baby


Monette Michaels - 2011
    So, when Price Teague's doctor sister, Fiona, calls and says she is in Idaho and needs a ride, Keely takes the opportunity to escape her velvet cage and drive to Grangeville to pick up the woman. She never expected to place her unborn child in danger, but that is exactly what happens when the women find themselves being pursued by mercenaries. Normally, bad guys following her home wouldn't faze Keely, she'd just turn the tables and shoot them. But this time, she is in early labor and doesn't want to mess with them. At least, she has a doctor riding shot gun.

Kill Shot


Anne Patrick - 2011
    Now she’s home and out of the Army for good and someone is trying to kill her in her own backyard. Just as disturbing is the handsome sheriff who’s on the case. Sheriff Sean Harding doesn’t quite know what to think of the decorated veteran that managed to outsmart an entire search party. What bothers him more is the body of a PI, whom she hired to find her sister's killer, was found dead in a building Kory owns. And Kory isn’t being very cooperative with helping him find the answers as to why someone would kill her sister and want her dead. Will he be able to keep her alive along enough to discover the truth?

Say Mercy


Jennifer Hayden - 2011
    From an abusive marriage to a life on the run, Ryan somehow survives and eventually makes her way back to the home she ran from to begin with. Confronted with more than one demon, Ryan is forced to face the ghost of her alcoholic father and the house where he died. She must also face Colton Wade. Her childhood sweetheart - the boy she left behind without so much as a goodbye, is now a man filled with bitterness and anger. Attraction simmers between them, in spite of their tumultuous past. But secrets can be deadly and soon Ryan learns that Colt has a few of his own. And among those secrets, a monster lies in waiting. A monster that soon leaves body after body in its wake. A monster that will stop at nothing to get what it wants; Mariah Ann Kendall, dead.

For the Birds


Aaron Paul Lazar - 2011
    Her gorgeous Native American husband, Quinn, has a compulsive cleaning problem – which works for her, since she gets a pass on housework. Her mother, who insists on being called Thelma, loves picking on Quinn. And then there's Ruby. Sometimes Marcella isn't sure who Quinn loves more, his wife or his prized parakeet. At the Adirondack National Bird Show, Thelma trips and falls into a pool with Ruby. Although both survive the ordeal, a bizarre link forms between them. When Thelma’s kidnapped from her hospital bed by a recently released felon, the FBI shows up asking questions about Thelma’s inheritance. Could it be linked to the biggest unsolved bank heist in history? Across the rugged Adirondack park landscape, a brutal scenario evolves, where the good guys aren’t what they seem, and only Ruby’s newly acquired “Thelma-vision” provides slim hope for survival. Tall Pines Mysteries: Book 1: For the Birds Book 2: Essentially Yours Book 3: Sanctuary Book 4: Betrayal All books by Aaron Lazar: LEGARDE MYSTERIES DOUBLE FORTÉ UPSTAGED TREMOLO: CRY OF THE LOON MAZURKA FIRESONG DON’T LET THE WIND CATCH YOU THE LIAR’S GALLERY UNDER THE ICE LADY BLUES THE LEGARDE MYSTERIES OMNIBUS GREEN MARBLE MYSTERIES THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BILLY MOORE TERROR COMES KNOCKING FOR KEEPS TALL PINES MYSTERIES FOR THE BIRDS ESSENTIALLY YOURS SANCTUARY BETRAYAL PAINES CREEK BEACH SERIES (LOVE STORIES) THE SEACREST THE SEACROFT BITTERSWEET HOLLOW SERIES (ROMANTIC SUSPENSE) DEVIL’S LAKE DEVIL’S CREEK WRITING ADVICE WRITE LIKE THE WIND, volumes 1, 2, 3

Nike's Wings


Valerie Douglas - 2011
    Until she walked away.All Nike wanted was to be 'real' again, whatever real was...Ty Connor, ex-CIA, has just been named to head a new branch of Homeland Security, a fast-response group called the NIO.Now Nike has a chance at redemption, and more... If she dares to take it.

Trapped


Carol Ann Erhardt - 2011
    He’s a cop. She’s determined to keep her past a secret. He’s determined to find out what she’s hiding. High school bus driver, Summer Grant, flees from death threats and winds up trapped in Havens Creek, a small town not far enough away from danger. With a broken leg and no transportation, she is forced to accept the hospitality of strangers. Staying with the police chief’s sister and five-year-old daughter in an isolated mountain home might be the ideal place for her to hide until she can get back on her feet, but if the man she’s hiding from learns her whereabouts, no one will be safe.Havens Creek Police Chief, Jake Taylor, always protects his own. He feels duty-bound to help Summer when she ends up in his small town claiming she has no family. He has a soft spot for strays, but this two-legged one is hiding something, and he’s determined to solve the mystery.An unwanted attraction draws them together. Evil threatens to rip them apart.

Lost Then Found


Christina Freeburn - 2011
    Eighteen months prior, the murder of her sister and the soon-to-follow collapse of her marriage left her reeling. She made it through those dark days with the help of family, embracing faith and starting her own skip-tracing business, New Beginnings, which specializes in relocating abused women. Now, her ex-husband -- and former business partner -- Jonas Knight shows up asking about her most vulnerable client.Jonas knows his ex-wife helped embezzler Gina Howard elude the authorities and plans to bring the young woman to justice. When Renee is threatened, Jonas grows suspicious of his client's reason for finding his niece. In order to uncover the secrets their clients hold, Jonas and Renee must struggle through distrust and the pain of their pasts to work together to save the life of a teenage girl -- and their own.

Catch Me if You Can


Liliana Hart - 2011
    The last thing he needs is to have the daughter of America’s most infamous mob boss move into the apartment across the hall.Rachel Valentine is on the run from the only “family” she’s ever known. When Shane Quincy saves her life, she has no choice but to tell him who she’s running from, even though she knows it’ll make him the mob’s next target.

Purple Knot


Raquel Byrnes - 2011
    A love rekindled. A life-altering choice. When her best friend, is murdered, Reyna Cruz doesn't believe the police have the whole story. An investigator by trade, she has the talent to track Summer's killer, but when clues lead to a family connection and a vicious gang, she suddenly becomes the hunted. At the end of her rope, Reyna must decide to trust the God she believes abandoned her. Wanting justice for his sister's murder, lawyer Jimmy Corbeau agrees to help Reyna—even though she's his ex-fiancee, and their break-up devastated him. Romance is reawakened, but so are memories of their tragic undoing. Jimmy must decide if he will fight for a future with Reyna or allow their past to derail the investigation and his second chance at love. When the investigation goes awry and Summer's infant daughter is kidnapped, Reyna must put her life on the line. Will Jimmy and Reyna survive the desperate measures it takes to recover his niece, catch a killer, and secure a happily-ever-after for them all?

Space in His Heart


Roxanne St. Claire - 2011
    When she meets Commander Deke Stockard, the shiver down her spine tells her she's found her man.Consumed with the safety of the upcoming shuttle launch, Deke has zero interest in being part of a lame media blitz—but orders can't be ignored. He also can’t ignore the way Jessica's sexy smile and single-minded determination throw his life into a tailspin....and ignite an undeniable attraction.But when the next launch becomes a ticking time bomb that could spell the end for NASA, passion and courage won't be enough to reach the stars. Deke and Jessica will have to work together, and hope they both have space in their hearts...for love

Murder, Mayhem And Mama


Christie Craig - 2011
    But the job's even tougher when you're dead.Cali McKay's mama isn't ready to pass over to the "other side" yet. Her unlucky-in-love daughter needs her now more than ever. Before Mama can chain-smoke her way to heaven, she's gotta make sure Cali's ex deadbeat boyfriend doesn't get her daughter killed.Grief Sucks. Love Heals.Cali lost her mom to cancer. Detective Brit Lowell, lost his partner to murder. Now he's in the mood to take down some dirtbags and Cali's ex just happens to be a dirtbag leaving a trail of dead bodies behind him. Can Brit trust this beautiful woman to help take down her ex? Can Cali look past this sexy cop's hard exterior to trust him with her heart? Can life get any crazier when Mama starts meddling from the grave? Only one thing is for sure--none of it will matter, unless they catch a killer before the killer catches them.Available Dec. 20th at Barnes & Noble, will be available everywhere else in February.

Pursued


Lillian Duncan - 2011
    Country Farmer. In the normal course of events, their lives would never intersect . . . But some accidents aren't meant to be avoided. When attorney Reggie Meyers crashes into Dylan Monroe on the freeway, it makes a bad day even worse'or so she thinks until she discovers she's the prey in the deadly hunt of an unknown killer. Now, trusting this man she hardly knows is Reggie's best chance for survival. The problem? Reggie doesn't trust anyone. When Dylan catches a glimpse of Reggie's ransacked apartment, his protective instincts kick in. He wants to help her, but she's not inclined to believe a simple country farmer has what it takes. Reggie doesn't realize Dylan knows a lot about hunting—and being hunted. He's up for the task of trapping a killer, keeping Reggie safe, and winning her heart—if she'll let him.

Journey's End


Dora Hiers - 2011
    Intent on rebuilding her shattered life, she turns her focus to helping troubled teens. But when an angry father bent on retaliation, threatens her, Chelsea must turn to the one man she never thought to trust: Deputy U.S. Marshal Trey Colten.Trey wants only to protect Chelsea, but she blames him for her husband's death.Trey can relate. He blames himself, also. As danger lurks, Trey begs Chelsea to heed his warnings. He let down one Hammond. He won't let down another—especially one who now holds his heart.When Chelsea is snatched from her home, can she put aside her fear, and trust Trey with her life? Can she forgive him for destroying her past and let him help to rebuild her future?Where one journey ends, another begins...

Sinn


Tina Donahue - 2011
    At a gentleman's club, Lea dances as SiNN, her body bared and vulnerable to her male partner, her features hidden behind a mask. To the men watching, she's a sensual enigma, submissive and seductive with no face, name or history. Not even Lea knows her real origins. But a man from the past does, and he wants her dead. Not on the watch of U.S. Marshals Jake Gabriel and Toby Quinn. Commanding and decisive, Jake not only wants Lea's safety, but to have her naked and yielding beneath him. To Toby, she's all he should resist but cannot. Protected by them at a secluded estate, Lea's drawn to their potent masculinity and raw lust. Inviting desire and an emotional connection, she submits to both, surrendering to their shameless hunger along with her own wanton needs. All while a killer edges closer...

Obsession


Debra Webb - 2011
    . .Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown—and her first love—in her rearview mirror. Four young women have gone missing, and Police Chief Dan Burnett will do anything to find them before it's too late—even if it means asking for help from the woman who has spent a decade avoiding him. Jess agrees to lend a hand and welcomes the diversion of a new case, a new life to save to make up for the victims she's lost. But then the unthinkable happens: the crazed serial killer from her past follows Jess to Birmingham. The situation is becoming increasingly desperate—and time is swiftly running out...

Double Target: Cowboy Accomplice & Shotgun Surrender


B.J. Daniels - 2011
    was as authentic as a cowboy could come, and Regina Holland knew it. He was just what she was looking for, and she was determined to have him—for business purposes only, of course. But when she finagled a job with his cattle drive deep in the Montana mountains, she didn't count on becoming a killer's target or on falling for J.T. But would they survive the assault of a madman?Shotgun SurrenderWhen tomboy Dusty McCall traded her cowboy boots for high heels, rancher Ty Coltrane never knew what hit him. And he wasn't the only one who had noticed her transformation from rough&-and&-tumble cowgirl to fresh&-faced beauty. But then questions were raised about a competing suitor's sinister and suspicious activities, and Ty knew he had to win Dusty's affections before things turned deadly. No matter the cost, Ty would do anything to protect the woman he loved.

Breaking Free


Teresa J. Reasor - 2011
    Someone in the team attacked Cutter and left him for dead. But who? ZOE WEAVER races to her brother Brett’s bedside. He stood by her while she fought her way back from a devastating injury, and she’s determined to do the same for him. Though drawn to Hawk’s good looks and steady strength, she’s reluctant to get involved with a man in uniform. But with Brett lying in a coma, Hawk may prove the key to what happened to her brother. Hawk is torn between loyalty to his men and his need to see justice done. When he tries to save a troubled teammate’s career, he unwittingly puts Zoe’s life in danger. Can he lead the rest of the team in a rescue operation to save her? Or will one of Hawk's brothers in arms destroy the woman he loves?

Fortune's Fool


Jane Sevier - 2011
    When her philandering skunk of a husband suddenly drops dead, leaving her without one red cent to her name, she lands smack dab in the middle of the hard times she has only heard about in newsreels. Nell tries to find a job to support herself and the household that depends on her, really she does. Her typing is a disaster, she cuts off every call in her one day as a telephone operator, and laundress leaves her back aching. There has to be an easier way.A reluctant visit to prosperous Joseph Calendar, her flighty mother-in-law's medium, persuades Nell that there are fortunes to be made in, well, telling fortunes. As society fortuneteller Madame Nelora, she is soon the toast of Memphis. But when a desperate father begs Nell to find his daughter, she has a true vision of the missing girl. Terrified that she's losing her mind, Nell turns to Calendar. She may suspect he's a charlatan, but he is the only man who can help her embrace her gift and the responsibility it entails. To find the girl-and unravel a secret from her own past-Nell must outwit a corrupt banker and his gangster pals who will do anything to keep her hidden.Fortune's Fool was a finalist for RWA's Golden Heart©.

Nina's Neighbor


Marla Monroe - 2011
    He saves her from a nasty case of sunstroke, and they strike up a budding relationship. When he takes her on a bike ride over the weekend, someone from his past decides they want him back and will use Nina to get to him. Help comes in the unlikely disguise of Freak, the voyeur charged with guarding them. Will he be able to keep her safe from the others, and will their relationship survive once they manage to escape? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Dandelions Never Die (The Dandelions, #1)


McCartney Green - 2011
    "Gritty, sexy, action-packed, inspirational." "We are only victims if we allow ourselves to be." Shelley wanted to scream in frustration the day Master Kino asked her to consider that statement. In the end she learns the truth. After being sexually assaulted, Shelley Adams is having a difficult time. Not only did it end her marriage, but she is filled with guilt for not having fought as hard as she thinks she should have. She goes searching for empowerment and crosses paths with legendary martial arts master, Eric Kino. He offers to train her and she believes her life is about to change drastically . . . and she's right. Eric Kino has finally found love a decade after losing his wife to cancer. Unfortunately, finding love brings terror and pain to the one he cares most about. When Eric's old enemy seeks revenge Shelley must dig deep to find enough courage to triumph over the evils of hatred. Will she be able to see through the haze of pain to bring about her own survival? Will she conquer her fears? Will she finally find the empowerment she is looking for? A hot, sensual read and inspiration to women and men alike.

Familiar Light


Sarah Ballance - 2011
    She anticipates his reception might be chilly, but what she doesn't expect is to become the victim of a deadly obsession … or that this night with Bridger could be her last.Bridger Jansen tangled a lot of sheets trying to forget about Laney, but his heart knew what the rest of him refused to admit: he could love no one else. He's determined not to forgive her for leaving him without explanation, but when he fails to protect her from a viscous attack, the person he can't forgive just might be himself.

An Undying Oath


H.K. Savage - 2011
    On a mission during the second Iraq War, Sergeant Shaw's company retrieved a canister from a weapons lab only to have it shatter during an ambush, exposing his team to its contents and changing them forever. Samantha James has grown up without a father. A once renowned geneticist, he left them when she was nine years old. She hears from him only on her birthday when she receives the same gift every year, but on her twenty-eighth birthday the gift is different. A small, mysterious metal cylinder shows up on her doorstep. Before she knows what's happening her boyfriend is dead, her mother is in the hospital, and she's been "rescued" from hired killers only to find herself facing another potentially more insidious threat from Sergeant Shaw. Sam remains under Shaw's watchful guard as she tries to figure out who she can trust and how to save the ones she loves from the danger. Only sometimes, the real enemy isn't always clear.Check out these other books by HK Savage:The Admiral's Elite series (Second Sight, Into the Light)Life BloodThe Empath Trilogy (Empath, Bonded, and Secrets)The Path

North Star


Karly Lane - 2011
    Her teenage daughter, Georgia, seems to have morphed into a monster overnight, and her son Liam breaks her heart with his sad brown eyes.When Kate receives news that her grandfather has bequeathed her North Star, the vast property that has been in her family for generations, it feels like the perfect opportunity to flee the hectic pace of city life for a calmer rural existence. As soon as she arrives, however, Kate realizes it's going to take untold amounts of work to fulfill her dream of turning it into a bush retreat. As she starts to make headway with the homestead's restoration, and falls for a local guy, Kate finally feels like life is going right for her, but then her ex-husband comes to town and triggers a series of events that will change her life forever. Can Kate face her demons and put her past to rest and find happiness and her true destiny?

Agents Under Fire


Dana Marton - 2011
    Recognizing one of the hunters as her teenage crush is definitely a shock to her system. To save her family, she must convince Gabe that her brother was framed. But can she stop from falling in love with him all over again?A fast-paced, heart-pounding romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.Book 2: Avenging AgentAn undercover agent on a deadly mission, the last thing Jake needs is a troublesome beauty distracting him from his investigation. But something about Allison makes it impossible for him to leave her to her fate, surrounded by danger in a war-torn country.They couldn't be more different, but soon they must rely on each other to stay alive, uncovering a diabolical plot that shakes even Jake's battle-hardened heart. Attraction grows between them as they form a tight team against their enemies. But to act on that attraction, first they have to stay alive.Book 3: Warrior AgentTroy Hill has been tirelessly working for months to bring down a corrupt congressman. When the man’s goons capture him and lock him up, he knows they can’t afford to leave him alive. His only chance at escape is the congressman’s new security guard, Claire Montgomery. He expects he’ll have to either manipulate her into setting him free or kill her. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with her.

The Monster of Silver Creek


Belinda G. Buchanan - 2011
    A serial killer, whose calling card is as unusual as it is twisted, is on the loose - and troubled Police Chief Nathan Sommers is bent on stopping him at all costs.While tracking the killer, Nathan must battle his own demons as struggles to cope with the death of his wife. He feels her dying was a direct result of his actions and is consumed with guilt. His personal life becomes even more complicated when he meets Katie, the pretty new owner of the bakery. As Nathan draws closer to the killer, everything in his life suddenly comes undone. He is forced to deal with his feelings for Katie as well as his love for his dead wife.See the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM1QUt...

A World Apart


Camelia Miron Skiba - 2011
    Her rebellious nature and sassiness rival her excellent performance in the operating room—the only reason why she's not reprimanded, or maybe not the only reason.They meet. They clash. A forbidden passion consumes them with the intensity of an erupting volcano, leaving her heartbroken and him with tarnished honor and pride as an officer. The only way out for David is disappearing into the dangerous warzone in Iraq. Their flame was supposed to be over when destiny brings them back under the same roof, this time with a common goal—to find Cassandra's brother, Maj. Robert Toma, kidnapped by insurgents while on patrol. To rescue Robert, Cassandra and David put aside their resentments, uniting forces against a common enemy. Trying to forget the painful past, Cassandra opens up to give David—and their love—another chance. What she doesn’t realize is that her anguish is the result of David’s impetuous action—one reckless choice he made for which she may never forgive him.His mistake, his secret, could cost them both the love they've finally found.

Blood and Bone


Dawn Brown - 2011
    She’s found it in Robert Anderson, a confessed murderer who’s out on parole. Something’s never added up about that case. From the moment she sets foot in Dark Water, nothing goes as planned. Anderson’s family wants her to drop the story—especially surviving son Des. A man who ignites sizzling heat even as he stands firmly in her way. Laboring under his father’s crushing legacy and his grandmother’s iron resolve to get rid of the nosy writer at any cost, Des struggles to save the self-destructive sister who once saved him. There’s something honest and forthright about Shayne, though, that tempts him to help her get to the truth. Even if it means double-crossing his powerful grandmother. Despite their resolve to keep it strictly business, sexual sparks quickly set fire to tangled emotions. And threads of a fragile bond that someone with a vendetta could use to weave their death shroud… Warning: This story contains a feisty writer, sexy younger man and a mystery with enough twists and turns to cause vertigo.

Two Wolves


Xanthe Walter - 2011
    After five months of hitting brick walls, Tony finally hatches a desperate plan to rescue Gibbs, only to find him a very changed man. In order to escape, Tony has to remind Gibbs who he is and awaken a sleeping wolf inside him. But, haunted by his ordeal and the acts he’s been forced to commit, can there ever really be a way back for Gibbs?Rated: NC-17Genre: SlashPairing: Gibbs/DiNozzoWord count: 150,000 complete

Speak to Me of Abduction


Lillian Grant - 2011
    When her costar, Hollywood hunk and serial womanizer Jonathon Deveraux, is abducted from the set, she turns to his older brother for help. Jacob Deveraux is an Oscar winner and Hollywood good guy, but his past has made him a recluse. However, when his brother goes missing, he agrees to help the hapless Aussie who was deceived into taking a movie role so Jonathon could woo her into his bed. Despite being determined to keep his distance, Jacob is increasingly drawn to her. When it becomes obvious Jonathon's kidnapping is designed to punish him, Jacob worries his feelings for Charlene make her a target. Despite his efforts to keep her safe, she is grabbed off the street. Can he rescue Jonathon and Charlene, or will he lose not only his brother but another woman he loves? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Lethal


Sandra Brown - 2011
    But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can't be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn is there to retrieve it -- at any cost. From FBI offices in Washington, D.C., to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society.

The Doctor's Choice ~ Badlands


J.D. Faver - 2011
    Ryan the infuriating man she loses her heart to.Cowboys, murder and romance. Oh, my!When her suspicions about her great-aunt’s death prove to be true, she resolves to uncover the villain herself. Breck tries to convince her that the community needs her just as much as he does, but when she uncovers a decades-old crime, she puts her own life is in danger.Threatened by the diabolical killer and a ‘blue norther’, will she survive long enough to tell the tale?

Blood & Moonlight


Amanda Ashley - 2011
    From ancient Greece to small-town Louisiana, in Transylvania and the Night World, for eons we have wandered, alone. We live, and we sense you. Different, we are yet the same. We are nosferatu, dark ones, vampyr. We hunger as you mortals hunger.  We lust are you mortals lust. And some of us love.

The Reluctant Sheriff


Samantha Bayarr - 2011
    An experienced bounty hunter, Logan is determined to join the posse that will help bring the outlaws responsible to justice. But when the lovely school teacher becomes a distraction, Logan rethinks his commitment to the cause. DAISY MAE PINKERTON is the beautiful school teacher and the preacher's daughter, who turns Logan's head and reminds him of his faith-based upbringing, hoping it will melt the ice that's formed over his heart and convince him to give up his gun-slinging ways. But does she want more from him?LOOK for Book Two: Preacher OutlawFrom the best-selling author of Amish Romance series: Little Wild Flower and Jacob's Daughter, and Amish Brides of Willow Creek series

Taken


L.M. Pruitt - 2011
    A private detective with a trick of two up her sleeve and a few skeletons of her own.What starts out as a simple missing person's case dumps Frankie and her lover Jack right in the crosshairs of a dangerous human trafficking organization. With lives on the line, bad blood and old wounds finally see the light of day. And Frankie and Jack are forced to realize: The past always catches up with you.Always.