A SEAL’S TEMPATION (Uniformly Hot!)
by Tawny Weber
Lark Sommers is too busy guarding her independence to admit she needs love. Navy SEAL Shane O’Brian is too busy protecting others to realize he yearns for a woman’s touch. But the passion between them is about to ignite!
ONE BREATHLESS NIGHT (Three Wicked Nights)
by Jo Leigh
On New Year’s Eve Rick Sinclair looks like danger and sex wrapped in a tux. Already engaged teacher Jenna Delaney is about to find out if he can teach her a few things.
THE KISS (Made in Montana)
by Debbi Rawlins
Ethan Styles is the hottest bull rider on the circuit, but he doesn't stand a chance against one very sexy bounty hunter determined to give him the ride of his life!
by Leslie Kelly
A favor from a handsome stranger turns into an insatiable affair that Viv Callahan doesn’t want to end. Until she discovers that Damian Black is a tycoon…and that’s not his only secret.
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MIDNIGHT THUNDER (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood)
by Vicki Lewis Thompson
An emergency may have brought wandering cowboy Cade Gallagher home, but the heat between him and former flame Lexi Simmons is enough to keep him there. Lexi isn't sure she trusts him, but she can't help give in to the intense attraction…
FEVERED NIGHTS (Uniformly Hot!)
by Jillian Burns
Supermodel Piper Metcalf is trying to reform her bad-girl ways. Just her luck she's met the only good guy who's trying to be bad—sexy SEAL Neil Barrow. Will he be the one temptation she can't turn down?
COME ON OVER (Made in Montana)
by Debbi Rawlins
Shelby Foster arrives at her inherited ranch desperate for a fresh start. Too bad the Montana spread already has an owner—seriously hot horse trainer Trent Kimball—and he is not impressed!
TRIPLE TIME (The Art of Seduction)
by Regina Kyle
Strait laced DA Gabe Nelson needs a friendlier image, and bartender/artist Devin Padilla is happy to help him shake things up. But their relationship turns more than friendly fast, and opposites don't just attract—they get downright scorching.
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Beth Anderson was pregnant and had nowhere to turn—until handsome, and much older, lawyer David Matthews offered her a warm place to stay for the night, no strings attached. But a well-meaning matchmaker saw the spark between them and resolved to make Beth's visit more permanent.
He Needed Someone To Love
David was indeed attracted to his new houseguest, but thought their age difference too great. Even though Beth seemed wise beyond her years, David just couldn't get past the number. But kissing her was a temptation he could not resist—and losing her was a chance he was not willing to take…!
Horse trainer Trent Kimball is starting to believe his family's ranch is actually cursed. Still, it's a place to recover from both his recent divorce and a humiliating professional setback. That is, until Shelby Foster shows up, looking far too fine for cowboy country, and informs Trent that she is the owner of the Eager Beaver Ranch!
Shelby left everything behind to move to Montana. And she's not about to just walk away! Even if it means sharing a roof with a rude cowboy…temporarily. As they wait for their papers, animosity turns into suggestive teasing. Then it becomes a sexy-sweet temptation neither can resist! Whoever produces the deed keeps the ranch. But will they lose something more important?
For these three players, it's all about scoring…
In high school, Elizabeth Smith had a serious crush on shortstop Dylan Andrews. Now she has to interview him for an article. Can she stay professional…or will she end up pulling him behind the bleachers?
Pitcher Rob Perry wants to prove that he's ready for the Show. But his second chance could turn into a double-play when Tori Gallagher—whose father owns a Major League team—makes one pitch that Rob can't refuse…
First baseman Eric Lessing's game has never been consistent until Tess Meyers ignited a winning streak. Now—with Major League dreams on the line—will getting lucky with his charm result in foul play?
THE SECRET HEIR
Dashing bachelor prince Sharif Asad Al Farid swept onto the Desert Rose ranch, his eyes as fierce as the Texas heat. Although he'd come to meet his newfound relatives, it was their lovely ranch hand who attracted his attention. Olivia Smith's beguiling innocence and sassy attitude enraptured him. Matrimony wasn't on Sharif s mind—until the press caught them in a compromising clinch…and his royal family demanded a wedding. The powerful sheikh could not deny his duty, but convincing independent Olivia to become his princess bride would put his reputation as a master of charm and seduction to the ultimate test.
The Temptation He could have a harem of women, yet Prince Rafe Braham desired only one: Brianna Taylor. But the bachelor sheikh had promised Brianna's brother he'd watch over the innocent beauty, and Rafe would never betray his solemn word. Then an innocent kiss led to an unexpected night of passion and his honorable code bid Rafe claim Brianna as his in-name-only bride. Despite Brianna's stubborn objection, Rafe vowed to make her his, though the powerful sheikh swore he would never succumb to her brand of temptation again. But his heart had other ideas….
Dalton can't believe he has to join forces with this smart-mouthed, sweetly seductive rookie to wrap up his case. But he can't complain about posing as husband and wife with her at a bogus marriage retreat--they argue about everything, but oh man, making up is so worth it! Even though it's supposed to be an act to get close to their suspect, how the heck will Dalton ever get through the intensely erotic, hands-on workshops and keep his hands off Cassie?
A woman in need of shelter
Widowed rancher Ethan Slade had retreated from society to live in a shack on his vast property. But with his nieces coming for a holiday, he had to open the ranch house—a place he hadn't set foot in for years. Where, in two short days, could he find someone to make a house a home?
Stranded and desperate to provide for her child, Sara Conroy was thankful for the job. And though the strong, silent man who'd hired her should have made her wary, the sadness in his eyes spoke of pain she yearned to heal. She had two days to convince Ethan to let them stay—two days to open his lonely heart to love….
Emily Carter is in Manhattan for a weeklong adventure—shopping, sightseeing and maybe, possibly, hopefully, sex. She's got a copy of Erotic New York and she's not afraid to use it….
Nick Corrigan finds Emily's naughty guidebook in their cab and hand-delivers it to her hotel. Enticingly anonymous for once, the sexy all-star pitcher is intrigued by the bossy, brainy out-of-towner.
Soon the unlikely pair is steaming up the windows of Nick's penthouse apartment. Could this be just a fun vacation fling…or the real thing?
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This cowboy will keep her very warm…
After serving in the air force, cowboy Jesse McAllister has returned to the Montana countryside where he grew up. But the Sundance Dude Ranch just doesn't feel like home anymore. That is, until Shea Monroe arrives for the holidays…and sends him for a tailspin.
Desperate to escape her family—and the human race—the ranch is sweet relief for a loner like Shea. But hot cowboys… What was she thinking? Worse yet, she's having delicious thoughts about one who seems just as alone as she is!
All it takes is one night—and one very blustery blizzard—for their attraction to ignite big-time.
One night where the only thing to do is give in….
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Kate Manning's "blast from the past" has blown back to her quiet west Texas town! Mitch Colter was once the sum of all Kate's fantasies. But he was a few years older and her brothers' best friend, and her fantasies stayed exactly that. Now however, Kate's got seduction in mind and a point to prove: she won't miss out on Mitch a second time.
Mitch can't believe the woman his "little Katie" has become. She's beautiful, has a body that gives him all kinds of naughty ideas and, best of all, she's lost none of her fiery spirit and take-no-prisoners sense of humor. So, when Kate comes a-calling—he can't resist—and won't! But will their luck be better the second time around?
He's one cowboy she can't resist
Cowboy and lady-magnet Trace McAllister has a problem…and she's petite, with almond-shaped eyes and a body that makes his libido beg for mercy. Sure, the Sundance Dude Ranch has attracted a bevy of gorgeous townie women. But not one draws him in like sexy little Nikki Flores.
Nikki isn't looking to play games with some good-lookin' charmer of a cowboy. She knows better—or should. Besides, she's in Blackfoot Falls only long enough to figure out her next move. And the last thing she needs is to get tied down…or tied up!
But all they need is one moment—the moment when temptation takes over….
HOLIDAY RUSH by Samantha Hunter
Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before…
PLAYING GAMES by Meg Maguire
With her plane grounded on Christmas Eve, Carrie Baxter agrees to share a rental car with her secret high school crush. Sure, Daniel Barber is hotter than ever, but he's still just as prickly, too. It's gonna be one looong drive…and an unforgettably X-rated night!
ALL NIGHT LONG by Debbi Rawlins
Overworked paralegal Carly Watts needs Jack Carrington's signature, but he'll do whatever it takes to buy more time before selling his grandfather's company. Including having one very naughty night before Christmas!
Beth Wilson has clearly lost her mind. What sane woman ditches a successful career so she can move to Montana and renovate a run-down boardinghouse? But when her much-needed building supplies are sent to reclusive rancher Nathan Landers—every girl's naughty cowboy fantasy—Beth is set for a showdown!
Nathan just wants to run his ranch in peace, but Beth's determination—and gorgeous long legs—are a serious distraction. Feeding the local rumor mill is more than he can handle, though. So the only way to indulge in a deliciously hot little tryst is to ensure that no one ever suspects. But in the tiny town of Blackfoot Falls, Montana, there's no such thing as a secret….
Welcome to the Sundance Dude Ranch in Blackfoot Falls, Montana…where the cowboys are hot, and the town sheriff is smokin'!
Ever since the Sundance became a dude ranch, Sheriff Noah Calder has been a "must-see attraction" for hordes of visiting women. But when a suspected (and suspiciously sexy) con artist rolls into town, it takes all of Noah's control to stop himself from giving her a very thorough strip search….
Alana Richardson is no con artist—she's a marketing executive in desperate need of a vacation! But with her luggage stolen and her identity in question, she's under the very close surveillance of Sheriff Noah Sexypants. Now she has to prove she's one of the good guys…but she may just have to be a little bad to convince him!
Melanie Knowles is the Good Girl of Blackfoot Falls—pastor's daughter, teacher, animal shelter volunteer and upstanding member of the community. And Good Girls are never naughty. Ever. But Melanie is in serious trouble…because Lucas Sloan's wicked blue eyes and deliciously hard body could turn this saint into a very satisfied sinner!
Lucas just wanted the Safe Haven animal shelter to help out with the Wild Horse Training Program. Getting hot for teacher was not part of the plan. The magnetism between them is intense, fierce and irresistible. But Lucas has secrets—and if Blackfoot Falls ever finds out, his sexy little trysts with the town sweetheart will ruin Melanie's golden reputation forever….
He wants to turn her in—she wants to take him to bed!
The moment wealthy ranch owner Tucker Brennan sees Annie Sheridan's photo on a website, he knows he's finally found the woman who let his brother take the fall in an embezzlement scheme. Now Tucker is on his way to the Safe Haven animal shelter in Montana to find out what really happened…and bring Annie to justice.
With a struggling shelter and no cash, Annie Sheridan has her hands so full that she's almost forgotten why she had to go into hiding. So when the sleek and damnably good-lookin' Tucker shows up offering a donation—and potential nooky action!— Annie figures things are finally going right.
There are secrets. There are lies. And there's one heck of an attraction. But once they give themselves over to lust, no one needs to know….
Gina, Libby and Jessie
Three women, three wishes…
Three Coins in a Fountain
When lovelorn Gina Hart recklessly wished to become a nun, the last thing she expected was to immediately meet a rich, handsome, eligible bachelor! But there before her was Jackson Maxwell Covington III, offering her his arm and escorting her to a party so elegant it put Cinderella's ball to shame. Gina's next wish was for the night to last forever—but though she fit perfectly in Jackson's arms, what would he think when he found out her secret? Could they turn one night of passion into the love of a lifetime?
Only a wish from the heart will come true.
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After years of rebellion, Lexy Worthington just did the unthinkable—she asked her father for a job. Now she's been roped into finding a rodeo star for a promotional calendar. Bareback bronc rider Will Tanner is perfect. He's under contract, his career is in decline, plus he's a grade A hottie. And Lexy will drag him to Houston even if she has to hog-tie him herself.
Tanner isn't making it easy. He'll do whatever it takes to distract Lexy from her mission—even if it means playing hot 'n' dirty. Now the road trip from hell has turned into a sizzling sexcapade. But this time, Tanner may have found the one ride he won't be able to walk away from….
Today is Rachel McAllister's birthday. With her dreams indefinitely paused—she turned her family's struggling ranch into the Sundance Dude Ranch—it's not exactly the birthday of the century. But she's about to receive one heck of a present….
Matt Gunderson is back in town. The boy who broke her teenage heart into a gazillion pieces. And being a pro bull rider has definitely done something for his physique. Mmm.
Their families have been silently at war for years. And with Matt on a break from the rodeo circuit, Rachel has only a few days to see if the chemistry is still sizzling. To finally taste the forbidden. To treat herself to what might be the best birthday present ever…over and over again!
The Wild, Wild West
Irrepressible tomboy Dory Richards can change a tire faster than any man, yet when it comes to her love life, she's a lost cause. But sexy cowboy Clint Manning has a plan to uncover the woman she really is—and maybe a whole lot more.
Wild at Heart
Ever since she accidentally walked in on rodeo star Ben Anderson in the buff, Jessica Mead can't get the memory of him out of her mind. But is topflight fashion editor Jessica another buckle bunny? Not a chance! Well, maybe just for this weekend…
Big-city reporter Lisa Stevens may have been rejected by hunky rancher Joe Manning five years ago, but she's not about to give up the chase. She's got a point to prove, even if she has to lasso the sexy, stubborn cowboy to the bed to make it happen!
What would you do if you hit the jackpot?
Thanks to a spectacularly bad ex-boyfriend, Liza Skinner is in one heck of a mess. She's lost not only her amazing job at Atlanta's hottest TV talk show, but also her best friends and her share of millions of lottery bucks! Frankly, a blackmailing ex is the cherry on Liza's misery sundae!
But then an unexpected date with Dr. Hunky-Hunk, Evan Gann, turns Liza's life around again, especially when she suspects the good doctor is quite a bit naughtier than she first thought. So that whipped cream from her sundae
might come in handy for those sinfully delicious nights….
Nights that will end for certain if Evan discovers what she's been hiding!
The mercury's soaring—and so are the body temperatures of three lucky couples:
The Guy Diet by Thea Devine
Disillusioned food columnist Lo Cavallero only wants her men "lite." But what will happen when dishy newsman Jed Costigan tries to convince her that he's more than just a scrumptious morsel?
Light My Fire by Debbi Rawlins
Jordan Samms has a mountain to climb-led by supersexy wilderness guide Zach Wilde. Before long, they're lighting each other's fire every night. But will the flames stay smokin' hot or blaze out of control!
No Reservations by Samantha Hunter
Edie Stevens is shocked when überhottie property owner Joel Roberts appears at her vacation cottage because of a mix-up with the dates. Seems they'll steer clear of one another…yeah, but how will they handle the sizzling chemistry?
Destination: Sundance Dude Ranch—Blackfoot Falls, Montana
Activities: Horseback riding, rodeos, guided hikes…and lots of cowboy action!
The moment she sees the ad for Sundance Dude Ranch—featuring the rugged McAllister brothers—travel blogger Jamie Daniels can't resist booking. After all, a week of fresh air and scenery will do her good…especially if that scenery includes Cole McAllister's very fine backside!
Cole's not thrilled about playing host to hordes of ogling women. But when he's wrangled into showing Jamie the ropes, his reluctance is conspicuously absent. In fact, there's nothing he'd like more than to give Jamie a cowboy experience she won't ever forget….
On the cusp of a new business venture, überpractical accountant Lindsey Shaw has reluctantly let her friends talk her into a "second spring break" in Hawaii. Now she's in Waikiki…and even reuniting with her wickedly hot one-night fling from years ago! Only Lindsey is feeling a tingle of fear—or is that sweet, sweet anticipation?
Rick Granger has his own fear—that gorgeous, smart Lindsey might discover more about him than he's ready to reveal. She thinks he's just a surfer dude—fine with him, it keeps things uncomplicated. Only, complications whip up like waves once Lindsey dips a toe in his waters….
If Annie Corrigan had played it safe and stayed in New York, no cowboy would have sweet-talked his way into that empty bedroom down the hall. But on the eve of her very first night at her aunt's ramshackle Texas spread, that's exactly what happens.
Just shut your eyes—
With a million dollars in rodeo prize money gone missing and a vengeful husband on his tail, Luke McCall needs a place to hide while he clears his name. Lady Luck seems to have deserted him for good when he accidentally picks a female cop from Manhattan as his cover.
And hang on...
It looks like Annie has no choice but to turn him in. That is, until Slow Hand Luke decides to live up to his name—
There's a new deputy in Blackfoot Falls—and she just gave stuntman Ben Wolf a speeding ticket! That wasn't exactly the welcome-home Ben was hoping for. After fifteen years away, he's not the angry troublemaker he used to be, even if he was driving a little too fast. But if this is what the law looks like now, he may be tempted to misbehave!
Deputy Grace Hendrix is not in the mood to be sweet-talked by a sexy stranger. To become the next sheriff, she'll have to outsmart her resentful coworkers…and stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, "trouble" is over six feet of mouthwatering, hard-bodied gorgeousness. It's only a matter of time before this good cop indulges in a little bad-boy diversion…
As far as New York City attorney Cody Shea could see, Sara Wells was a model temp. She had brains and beauty—in fact, if he hadn't been her boss, there were a few highly improper things he would have asked the very proper Southern belle to do....
Living in Manhattan under an assumed name for a year was Sara's brief flirtation with freedom. Now back in her natural habitat, she's prepared to marry a gentleman whose pedigree and fortune match her own. She's even accepted that she'll probably spend a lifetime fantasizing about the exquisite pleasure of being a tigress in her boss's bed. Imagine if he only knew!
Well, Cody is about to find out. His trip to Atlanta to seduce her causes bedlam as Sara tries to keep her faux identity and her lustful feelings intact.... And fails!
Time travel has done its uncanny work once again. Folks best be watchin' out for stuntman-turned-private-eye Cord Braddock—a tall, gorgeous fella with a touch of Navajo blood. He's spent his entire life shunning his ancestral beliefs and fighting his way into the world—until he finds a strange old camera in an attic…
Now he's a sexy twentieth-century hunk stuck in 1878 and Maggie Dawson can't get enough of the stranger. He's exciting. He's exotically dangerous. And he makes her want to do the most unladylike things! Is this about to be Maggie's last stand?
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)
With his sleek red sports car and polished good looks, Parker James was used to living life in the fast lane. The last thing he needed was a woman—particularly a wife—to slow him down. Still, marriage to native Hawaiian Ashley King could prove a profitable, if temporary, merger….
With her sweet-talking ways and her sultry appeal, business-minded Ashley King had no intention of staying poor. She had a plan…and his name was Parker James. Their marriage of convenience would be strictly business. After all, falling in love would prove fatal to her finances—if Parker discovered her hidden agenda!
Sure, Gina Ferraro grew up in sheltered convent schools in her native Tuscany, but that doesn't mean she doesn't know a thing or two about men. After all, she's seen Sex and the City! So when she arrives in New York to visit relatives, Gina knows what she's after--a gorgeous guy willing to help further her education. Sex education, that is.
For Mike Mason, escorting his boss's niece around town for the whole month should be a breeze. Show her the sights, take in a few shows...how hard could it be? Little does he know that his job--and his much-ignored libido--will be on the line when the reputedly shy, bookish niece turns out to be hot, sexy Gina, ready to finally indulge her fantasies on her trip to America...with Mike!
It's impossible to miss Dana McGuire, with her long blond hair and legs up to there. Everyone thought she would be a superstar—including, until recently, Dana herself. But working as a personal trainer at a posh Manhattan hotel has its own rewards. Not least of which is some of the hot clientele she gets to, uh, work up a sweat with.
Such as Chase Culver, the sexy, rough-around-the-edges movie producer who thinks she's got what it takes to sizzle on stage…just like they sizzle in bed. Problem is, he's not only under the covers, he's undercover. So if she's leery about giving showbiz another try—wait until she finds out who Chase really is!
Champion bull rider Ethan Styles knows he should avoid injury before the National Finals. But riding in Blackfoot Falls' charity rodeo is worth the risk. Inviting a hot little buckle bunny to his room? Also worth it…until she handcuffs him to the bed and tells him she's a bounty hunter!
Sophie Michaels had a huge thing for Ethan in high school. The chance to see him again—even if it's to bring him in—is irresistible. Except it's not quite that easy. Until the charity rodeo is over, Sophie is glued to Ethan's side all day…and all night. She knows she should return her fugitive to justice, but once you have a cowboy in your bed, you never want to let him go.
In the rough-and-tumble town of Deadwood in 1876, cowboy Sam Keegan is about as hard as they get. Considered a real sexy piece of man by the local womenfolk, Sam runs the town livery stable. And he was last seen in the company of a pretty gal in a wedding dress, Reese Winslow…who escaped one of the local brothels!
The little lady claims to be a doctor—from the future, no less! Beware of her, as she's causing no end of problems. Mostly for Sam, who is real skittish about the law. But trouble or not, the man can't seem to stop himself from wanting Reese…and learnin' firsthand what women from the future like to do with hot, hard cowboys!
With her graduate degree in jeopardy, Emma Snow knows she should be grateful to Nick for volunteering at the last minute. But when the playboy's provocative dreams start to become her fantasies, she has a hard time separating work from play. Somehow she has to get Nick to take her study seriously. And it would be a lot easier if Emma wasn't so tempted to make all of Nick's erotic dreams come true....
Matthew Monroe was about to get married—except he already was! Apparently he'd forgotten to have his marriage of convenience to the lovely Lexy Constantine annulled—although he'd never forgotten Lexy.
...and a daddy!
Lexy had to find a husband—fast! With her parents due any minute, expecting to meet her family, she needed a man who'd make her marriage look authentic. When Matthew appeared on her doorstep, claiming they were still married, she thought her prayers had been answered.... Then she remembered—she'd never told him he was a daddy!
OOPS! STILL MARRIED!
And the honeymoon has just begun!
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series
• An interview with Diana Gabaldon
• An Outlander reader’s guide
Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.
Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.
Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels
“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander
“History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander
“Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber
“Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager
“Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn
“A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross
“The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes
“Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
With her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters—Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to Outlander.
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
For twenty years, Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland’s mist-shrouded Highlands.
Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as shocking as the events that gave it birth: the secret of an ancient circle of standing stones, the secret of a love that transcends centuries, and the truth of a man named Jamie Fraser—a Highland warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.
Claire’s spellbinding journey continues through the intrigue-ridden French court and the menace of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, through war and death in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.
Praise for Dragonfly in Amber
“Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic
“A triumph! A powerful tale layered in history and myth. I loved every page.”—Nora Roberts
“Compulsively readable.”—Publishers Weekly
The magnificent saga continues....
It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna....
Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....
Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun.
Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it.
Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.
With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood.
In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.
1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.
The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.
Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
“[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People
“Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”—Library Journal
“With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”—Booklist (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.
In this rich, vibrant tale, Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued inDragonfly in Amber. Sweeping us from the battlefields of eighteenth-century Scotland to the exotic West Indies, Diana Gabaldon weaves magic once again in an exhilarating and utterly unforgettable novel.
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her . . . and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.
Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and the pain awaiting her . . . the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland . . . and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—or forever doom—her timeless love.
Praise for Voyager
“Voyager is, frankly, an amazing read. An unusual mix of romance, suspense and history. . . . If you can put this huge tome down before dawn, you’re made of sterner stuff than I am.”—Arizona Tribune
“Rousing . . . audacious . . . exciting . . . Gabaldon masterfully weaves . . . flashbacks . . . crossing time periods with abandon but never losing track of the story.”—Locus
“Unconventional . . . memorable storytelling.”—The Seattle Times
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn.
This sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.
With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence—with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.
As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, Trulie Sinclair knows that her neighbors think she’s strange—but they have no idea how strange she really is. Trulie was born in Scotland in the thirteenth century to a line of time-traveling Highlanders. When Trulie’s grandmother convinces her to return to their homeland, Trulie jumps back in time, right onto the powerful chest of Gray MacKenna. Just as his steely good looks send ripples through her body, their fierce attraction will send ripples through the ages.
After his parents are murdered, Gray is consumed by thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe that there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eye, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious companion—and a timeless love.
Praise for My Highland Lover
“One of those books that stay in your mind long after you have finished reading it . . . I cannot wait for the next installment.”—Fresh Fiction
“Maeve Greyson surprises and enchants. The imaginative storytelling is hard to resist in this time-traveling tale of love, betrayal, and sacrifice.”—Victoria Roberts, bestselling author of My Highland Spy
“Allow Maeve Grayson to take you on a magic carpet ride from present-day Kentucky to the Highlands of the thirteenth century. My Highland Lover is a sensual story of desire, danger, and devilment woven with the strongest thread of all: love.”—Vonnie Davis, author of the Highlander’s Beloved series
“From the wow opening to the ahh ending, My Highland Lover is a winner, a brilliant blend of historical and contemporary romance. Maeve Greyson writes with humor, heart and heat. She’s an author to keep an eye out for!”—Kelly Moran, award-winning author of Return to Me
“A heady, mystical mixture of modern wit and romantic historical charm.”—Award-winning author Mackenzie Crowne
“This was a fun, emotional and intriguing story that held my rapt attention. Can’t go wrong with this book!”—Kilts and Words
“A very well written Highland romance . . . There was something here for a lot of different kinds of readers. Mystery, romance, paranormal elements, Greyson gives us all of them and more, even a little bit of humor coming from the matchmaking efforts of Granny and her friends.”—Debbie’s Book Bag
“A great new series for the talented Maeve Greyson . . . If you’re like me, a fan of historical romance and paranormal romance, My Highland Lover is the perfect book for you! Can’t wait to read the next one!”—Proserpine Craving Books
“If you enjoy a little time travel, humor, and paranormal elements in your historical romance, you will enjoy this book.”—Romance with a Book
“I loved this book and I can’t wait for the next one.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
And there’s nothing modern medicine or science can do to help her predicament. Sarah knows Victor has been desperately searching for a cure without success. Without a cure, she will never be able to carry her precious baby to full term. She is desperate to give her son a chance at life, but every day is a struggle to live.
Victor was forced to leave the only world he ever knew and loved to be with Sarah in California so they could raise their son together. They have agreed to stay until Alexander turns eighteen so he won’t be influenced by Ethano, who wants him for his own selfish and destructive gain. Victor is at a disadvantage in a world he knows nothing about. He has no allies, friends, or connections like he did back in his kingdom. But losing his kingdom and trying to fit in this culture is more difficult than he ever imagined.
As Sarah declines, Victor fears the worst. His only hope is to make an allegiance with the enemy. Both are scared of the consequences, but they are left with little choice. Sarah will do anything to stay alive for her husband and unborn child. As they try to adjust to life in California, their lives come crashing down all around them. When Sarah is kidnapped by the Blue-ringed Immortals and learns the sinister plans in store for her, she is mortified and will fight with her very last breath.
London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District, life could be worse: He’s not cutting sugar cane in the West Indies, and he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own. But Jamie Fraser’s quiet existence is coming apart at the seams, interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of Tobias Quinn, an erstwhile comrade from the Rising.
Like many of the Jacobites who aren’t dead or in prison, Quinn still lives and breathes for the Cause. His latest plan involves an ancient relic that will rally the Irish. Jamie is having none of it—he’s sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again.
Lord John Grey—aristocrat, soldier, and occasional spy—finds himself in possession of a packet of explosive documents that exposes a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Time is of the essence as the investigation leads to Ireland, with a baffling message left in “Erse,” the tongue favored by Scottish Highlanders. Lord John, who oversaw Jacobite prisoners when he was governor of Ardsmiur prison, thinks Jamie may be able to translate—but will he agree to do it?
Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is another masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.
From the Hardcover edition.
With bedroom eyes and racetrack curves, Kenna Sinclair seems like just another pretty Kentucky girl. But she can also read minds, erase memories, and jump through time—a skill set that comes in handy when her matchmaking granny sends her back to thirteenth-century Scotland on the pretext of visiting her older sister. When she encounters the clan’s womanizing man-at-arms, Kenna instantly knows the gorgeous Highlander has only one thing on his mind. She vows to steer clear of him, but after a single electrifying touch, she finds that playing hard to get won’t be quite so easy. . . .
Bewitched by the first lass who could ever resist him, Colum Garrison will do anything to prove his devotion, even ask for Kenna’s hand in marriage—and swear off his chosen form of recreation until their wedding night. It’s a burden for a man of his thunderous appetite, but the sinful temptation is not his alone: Colum’s fetching bride-to-be is practically trembling with anticipation for a moment that can’t come soon enough. When she’s willing, Colum will be ready and waiting—with a love that lasts a lifetime.
Praise for My Highland Bride
“My Highland Bride is an entertaining time-travel story packed with spice, humor, fantasy and nonstop adventure.”—Sandy Blair, USA Today bestselling author of The Laird
“What a roller coaster of emotions throughout. I love, love, love the Sinclair sisters and can’t wait to read more about the twins. Colum: just yum!”—Cassidy Cayman, author of the Lost Highlander series
“A captivating tale you won’t want to end, with the magic of time runners, sexy kilted men, and consuming love.”—Vonnie Davis, author of the Highlander’s Beloved series
“Sensual . . . The quest for Colum and Kenna’s happiness propels the novel forward and will easily keep the reader’s attention.”—Publishers Weekly
“The incongruity of Kenna’s modern-day language and behavior leads to plenty of laughs, while the serious content has emotional heft.”—Library Journal
“A wonderful romance, written perfectly, definitely a perfect read for all fans of the genre.”—Disheveled Book Blog
“I really was enchanted with My Highland Bride! It was full of adventure, humor, romance and a whole bunch of everything!”—The Jeep Diva
“Maeve Greyson does a good job of writing lighthearted, fun, fantastical stories that start in the twenty-first-century America and end in thirteenth-century Scotland.”—Bambi Unbridled
“What makes this book and the series so good is that the characters are excellent. Maeve Greyson knows how to write characters that you can connect to. . . . The love scenes are passionate and heady.”—Kilts and Swords
“My Highland Bride is so much more than a steamy romance and will become a book you can reread over and over again like I have!”—Working Mommy Journal
“If you enjoy reading about Highlanders, time travel, and paranormal activity, with a few laugh-out-loud scenes, then this book is for you.”—Romance with a Book
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Can a life be lived in sixty-eight seconds? Can the love of a lifetime be discovered and lost in just a minute?
Mikah Bauer stepped into the street in front of the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art and found herself lost in a nightmare that became a dream come true when Ian Conagham, the Marquis of Ayr appeared before her. Mikah found herself living another life, a fairy tale of love and passion such as she never imagined.
Then came the nightmare that tore it all away as quickly as it fate had handed it to her.
A tale of love found and lost in a highland castle.
My Heart’s in the Highlands.
The ten years since his new bride abandoned him on his wedding day had brought Connor MacLean, earl Strathclyde, nothing but misery and bitterness but that is nothing compared to the anger he feels when she shows up at his front gates on the 10th anniversary of that day. Determined to punish her for the humiliations she dealt him, he is shocked when his wife claims mistaken identity and insists that she is not his wife at all! Endeavoring to cling to his anger, Connor finds he cannot deny the new attraction he feels for his mysterious wife and soon he is wanting nothing more than to take her in his arms and make her his.
With no choice but to play the part of the long lost Heather MacLean, Emmy cannot help but wonder how any woman could ever leave Connor MacLean, a man unlike any she had ever known. A man who thrills and challenges her. A man to love forever. Questions of destiny plague Emmy making her question her very life as she wavers between the desire to return to her own time and the hope for a life with her earl. She begins to question what she really wants out of life. And who can give it to her.
But Emmy’s isn’t the only secret lurking in Duart Castle. Painful secrets will be revealed. Not only hers but that of another. When the truth of Heather MacLean’s disappearance comes to light more than Connor’s life might be destroyed. Choices will have to be made. Forgiveness begged. Second chances taken not just for the people of Duart, but for Emmy herself.
But will she risk it all to have her laird for all time?
Since childhood, Evangeline Walker has felt the magic growing inside her. Descended from Druids, she is the perfect vessel for ancient magic—and evil. Evie knows she should trust no one, not even Malcolm, whose strong touch and tender kiss she craves. But after she makes a devil's bargain to save her half-brother, this fearsome warrior may be the only man who can protect her—with his heart, his body, and his soul...
Midnight's Promise is a Dark Warriors novel from Donna Grant.