When a woman with a small child crashes her car into his remote mountain gas station, closely followed by an assailant with a silencer-equipped pistol, Miles Goodwin is forced to come out of his self-induced emotional coma to save their lives. Three years of inactive duty seem like they never happened as the ex-cop springs into action. All at once he’s a police officer again, but Miles hasn’t recovered from the tragic deaths of his wife and daughter. He isn’t prepared to take on a beautiful woman and a golden child who remind him of the family he lost.
Six-year-old Annie is delightfully well behaved, twice as mature and intelligent as most children her age. But she’s never eaten a hamburger, watched Sesame Street, or heard of Tinkerbell, and Lily and Miles witness strange occurrences that make them believe the private research facility where Annie was raised is doing more than routine medical studies.
She doesn’t know what happened the night of the storm, why she was walking along the highway without ID, or why she has a fading tan line on her wedding ring finger, but a dark and terrifying presence haunts the edge of her memory. Before she can start a new life with the wonderful man who came to her rescue, she must remember what in her past might take her away from him.
Heartache lies in a past he can’t forget...
Blaming himself for his late wife’s death, Geoffrey Barthlow has only begun to scrape together the pieces of his shattered life. When Jane Doe “August” falls into his world, he sees the opportunity to help her as a chance to heal his own soul. But as he finds himself falling for the beautiful mystery woman, he knows his heart is once again at risk; she has another life somewhere that she will eventually remember.
Hired to transport a donor clone across the country for the heart transplant needed to save her nephew’s life, private detective Fallon Monroe never expected to be hunted by terrorists, dirty cops, and vigilantes. Her attraction to the mysterious soldier who saves her life doesn’t help matters. She’s been down the “married man” road before, with disastrous results.
To survive his future, he must accept his past...
Special Ops Lieutenant John White has only just awakened from a coma when a terrified woman bursts into his hospital room, followed by two terrorists who want to kill her and the child in her care. Before he remembers what put him into a coma he’s on the run with beautiful Fallon and her strangely advanced clone child, unwilling to think too hard on exactly what he was doing in a hospital devoted to cloning studies.
Horribly scarred from painful injuries, Alastair Saville returned from the war a broken and lonely man, the last heir to an earldom he doesn’t want. The previous earl and his son, Alastair’s uncle and cousin, perished aboard a ship lost in the channel, but it is the wrongful death of Alastair’s beloved sister that sets his misery afire and makes him seethe for revenge.
Alastair kidnaps Victoria to prevent her marriage to Ellison Montgomery, heir to the Montgomery barony, whom he blames for his sister’s death. Alastair intends to bring the man to ruin through poverty and scandal, but once he has Victoria as his unwilling guest she ceases to serve as an anonymous tool in his quest for vengeance. She is vivacious, outspoken and alluring, and she brings light into Alastair’s shattered existence.
But Alastair is a dying man, and has only these last few days to enjoy her company as he dreams about life as a man whole, and what might have been.
Private Investigator Brooke Weaver hopes she can slip into her Oregon hometown, find her client’s missing teenage daughter, and be on her way again before anyone notices. Not likely.
Within forty-eight hours she encounters her ex-fiancé, the three dirty cops she testified against, and a drop-dead gorgeous FBI agent hunting a gigantic, mutated spider. He’s the hottest thing with muscles she’s seen in a long time, but he keeps making strange references like “your planet,” and “my home-world.” To make matters worse, he expects her to lead him into the sewers to find his escaped creature. Brooke doesn’t want any part of giant insects from South America or secret agents or very dark, haunted sewer tunnels. Most of all, she wants no part of her dying hometown and the ghosts she left buried here.
But a sexy hunk in a clingy shirt, she might consider a small part of.
By saving her world, he saves her life.
Interplanetary Alliance Lieutenant Jager Tolon is hunting the vicious Black Tetra, a parasitic man-eater that crashed to earth in an unmanned pod after escaping the ship it annihilated. Jager pursues the creature into an empty building and is about to kill it when a meddling woman warrior shoots it with a crude earth weapon, sending the creature fleeing.
But not only is the earth woman strong and courageous, she is the most beautiful female he’s ever seen, and he can’t stay mad at her long. Forbidden to marry or even dally while on leave, he does not yearn for what he cannot have, but Brooke stirs a need in him so primal he’s powerless to resist. She’s free to love and marry as she chooses, yet has not. Dare he hope she had been waiting for someone better? During their brief time together, Jager allows himself to imagine Brooke as his own, even as he knows they can never be.
Jessica Jeffries hates Christmas. With all the commercialism, stress and chaos, there are a lot of people who feel the same way. But Jessie has more reason than most for hating it. She’s been robbed, dumped, caught pneumonia, broken her leg, and this year she ran over Santa Claus with her truck.
Tom Dunham’s holiday is turning out to be pretty awful. Not only is he suddenly responsible for a six-year-old daughter he hasn’t seen since infancy, but Amy holds him personally responsible for uprooting her, making it impossible for Santa to find her on Christmas morning.
Things go from bad to worse when Tom’s car breaks down on a freezing mountain road, but he gets a reprieve when a young woman who looks more like a Victoria’s Secret model than a tow truck driver comes to his rescue. Suddenly things are looking up—until she runs over an old man with an eerie resemblance to St. Nick.
My name is Mystic. I’m a private investigator-slash-bounty hunter in a world gone sick. Eight years ago, a swiftly moving parasitic virus turned eighty percent of the population into brain-dead, flesh-eating monsters. It was like any zombie movie you’ve ever seen, and then again, it wasn’t. With their food source threatened, vampires came out of the closet and established a shaky alliance with us surviving humans. Yeah right. Not in this lifetime, thank you very much. Before anyone ever knew vampires truly existed, I saw one murder my mother. I will never trust a vamp, let alone allow one to dine from my vein.
Now my boss expects me to team up with one to find some lost kids who’ve been kidnapped by their money-extorting mother. Christophe is as hot as a cherry pie baked in August, but a vamp is a vamp. Still, I need the perks that come with the job. So shoot me, I accepted the assignment. A girl’s gotta eat.
If I can only stick to the case without getting my jugular—or any other body parts—penetrated, I might come through this in one piece.
Adriana Montague prayed for a way to escape her impending marriage to an arrogant and conceited man she doesn’t love, but never expected it to come in the form of a vengeful thief who steals her ship and kidnaps her. Christian blames Adriana's father for his family’s misfortunes, and boldly claims he’s robbing her and sailing to South America! But Adriana has a few tricks up her sleeve, and though she’s glad to be granted a temporary reprieve from her wedding, she’s not about to let their voyage resemble a pleasure cruise.