A white witch and a soul reaper battle for each other's hearts. A hot cowboy meets a sexy guest at a dude ranch and gets the ride of his life. A deadly storm may bring a detective and the woman he loves together…or tear them apart. And a woman expecting to go on a first date finds herself caught up in an investigation into a terrorist plot—and falling for the secret agent.
Enjoy four original Harlequin romance novellas from a variety of genres to suit any mood—sweet and sexy, paranormal and suspenseful—in A Taste of Romance anthology!
The Reaper's Heart by Michele Hauf (Harlequin Nocturne)
The Good Girl by Tara Taylor Quinn (It Happened in Comfort Cove series, Harlequin Superromance)
Any Man of Mine by Debbi Rawlins (Made in Montana series, Harlequin Blaze)
Secret Agent Seduction by Jennifer Morey (Vengeance in Texas series, Harlequin Romantic Suspense)
We all have the power to effect change-we just need to find the strength to harness it. With every good deed done, and helping hand offered, we are making the world a better place. The dedicated women selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award have changed many lives for the better, through their compassionate hearts and unshakable commitment. To celebrate their accomplishments, bestselling authors have written stories inspired by these real-life heroines.
In this book, Michele Hauf honors the work of the Barta sisters-Berni, Romi, Lexi and Marni Barta-and the not-for-profit organization that they founded, Kid Flicks.
We hope More Than Words inspires you look inside your heart and to get in touch with the heroine inside of you.
What if you gave six authors the same opening paragraph and let their imagination fly? That's what we've done in A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance!
Experience the variety Harlequin romance has to offer with this collection of novellas from six Harlequin series, including the passionate drama of Harlequin Presents, steamy encounters of Harlequin Blaze, spooky and sensual tales of Harlequin Nocturne, and more.
Collection includes novellas by Nancy Warren, Catherine Spencer, Margaret Moore, Maggie Shayne, Michele Hauf and Christine Bell.
The legacy he must obey…
The child she must save…
The man who threatens to fulfill her every fantasy…
and break her heart.
Alpha wolf Ridge Addison left his wife in Las Vegas, vowing to put their one reckless night of passion behind him and return to his clan. Thirteen years later he needs a divorce so he can become pack leader. Yet he's never forgotten the sensuous witch whose life he saved…or the knee-buckling kisses he still craves.
After they parted, Abigail tried banishing Ridge from her memory. Now her heart belongs only to her son. But when the boy is kidnapped, she knows she alone can't save him. Though Abigail's body still aches for Ridge, she's willing to give him his freedom in exchange for his help. But who will shield her heart from the only man she's ever let claim her, body and soul?
…was to fall for a witch
All Torsten Rindle wants is to be normal. As soon as he completes his last job, he’s done with the supernatural. Then Melissande Jones sashays into his life, and Tor finds that he can’t resist this sultry sorceress. He might be able to protect her from vampires and zombies, but can he leave the paranormal world behind after Mel has bewitched him?
Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially during the summer. After all, what's more relaxing, and more romantic, than a midnight stroll through Paris? Or the way the moon reflects off the ocean? And if your mesmerizing, sexy date happens to be ready to nibble your neck, who would want to say no?
Vacations are a perfect time to indulge, so why not spend a little quality time with these immortal hunks in three luscious tales of hot getaways. Treat yourself to a little bit of summer moonlight with these tales brought to you by Michele Hauf, Kendra Leigh Castle and Lisa Childs.
Then the blood hunger hits. Hart refuses to harm a mortal, even as his desire for blood and sex becomes too overwhelming to fight. His solution: turn to Danni to satisfy his cravings….
Unable to conceive a child with her vampire husband, Blu's only hope lies in making a bargain with a faery. But faeries never grant boons without expecting something in return. And the payment may be too great a sacrifice…
His destined mate…
Certainly Jones has pushed it too far this time. Gnawing and clawing at his soul are the demons he unknowingly carried back from his quest into their land. Weak and exhausted, the dark witch gazes down the dim, cobbled street at his only hope—a lone vehicle with blazing headlights. Desperate, he makes a mad dash for the light, and the striking woman illuminated in its wake.
Vika senses him before she sees him. The good witch with emerald eyes and fiery red hair has never dabbled in dark magic. But one look at CJ turns her life upside down. Soon Vika is lured into his dangerous world…and his powerful arms. A few sultry kisses are not enough to save CJ from his demons—it's going to take some seriously potent sorcery. And they're running out of time.
Two Different Worlds. One Shared Destiny.
Moonlight and Diamonds
Socialite Blyss Sauveterre can't let the brutish werewolf Stryke Saint-Pierre know that her jewel heists pay for an elixir to keep her wolf at bay. Until her latest theft puts a pack of demons on her trail. Now Stryke is her only salvation. Dare Blyss let her inner wolf run wild with a man who represents all she could ever want?
The Vampire's Fall
When Blade Saint-Pierre meets a beautiful stranger who's lost her memory wandering near Tangle Lake, he has no choice but to defend her from demon attackers. But whoor whatis she? And why, despite Zenia's alluring vulnerability, are Blade's vampire instincts on high alert?
Love is a battle
ENCHANTED BY THE WOLF
Kirnan Savauterreâs loyalty to his werewolf pack is absoluteâwhich is why he agrees to an arranged marriage. But Kir soon discovers his bride is an utterly enticing mystery. Beatrice is half-faery, a little bit vampire, and altogether delightful. And they have one thing in commonâthe passion they share. Yet while their love has grown strongâso to have the forces arrayed against them
CAPTIVATING THE WITCH
Edamite Thrash is a big, bad, sexy demon overlord with a personal grudge against witches. When fate and a wild, undeniable attraction bind him to Tamatha Bellerose, he must work with her to stop a campaign of violence against his kind. But not succumbing to her sensual spell proves infinitely more difficult than anything else he faces
OUT OF THE GRAVE AND INTO HER LIFE
For over a century, musician Nicolo Paganini had rested in peace. Until Summer Santiago's innocent touch raised him from the grave. Awake in a world suddenly so foreign, he needed Summer's help. Yet his protector was a vampire with a deep desire for Nicolo's blood.
Despite the raving attraction between them, the pair had something more dangerous than bloodlust to contend with. The devil had a plan for Nicolo's eternal life. Should Nicolo play the cursed black violin, his fate would be sealed. But if he resisted Satan's call, he would lose the woman who had made his life worth living.
Retrieve the purgatory heart…
A “find and sieze” mission that should have been easy for Retriever Bron Everhart. Except the werewolf had no idea the object would be inside a breathing, beautiful woman. Kizzy Lewis needed the heart to live. But others—even more desperate than Bron’s employers—desired the heart at any cost.
After just one touch, Bron knew he would do anything to protect Kizzy. The only way to truly save her was to journey into Purgatory itself. And for that, he had to hope he could return before she was lost to him forever.