"You're the father."
After leaving her late cousin's baby on the Dalton doorstep, Grace Templeton poses as a nanny to discover which of the billionaire twins is the father. Grace promised to protect the child, but she didn't plan to fall for the seductive brother she learns is the daddy.
For single dad Blake, there's only one priority—protecting his daughter from whatever secrets Grace won't reveal. He'll get the truth from her—any way he can. And until she talks, he'll keep the temptress at his side all day…all night.
Not as the nanny, but as his wife!
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THE MISSING HEIR (Billionaires and Babies)
By USA TODAY bestseller Barbara Dunlop
When tragedy struck, Amber took care of Cole's infant half brother. Yet a custody battle soon forces Cole to claim the child…and lie to the woman he can't seem to resist. Will he ever win Amber's trust?
SCANDALOUSLY EXPECTING HIS CHILD (The Billionaires of Black Castle)
By USA TODAY bestseller Olivia Gates
Reclaiming his heritage means everything to Raiden Kuroshiro, until his passion for Scarlett Delacroix threatens all of his plans…and her life. Will he give up everything he thought he wanted to keep her and his baby?
HER UNFORGETTABLE ROYAL LOVER (Duchess Diaries)
By USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace
Undercover agent Dominic St. Sebastian learns he's technically a royal duke. But when the woman who discovered his heritage is attacked, leaving her with amnesia, it seems the only person the bewildered beauty remembers is him…
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Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna
After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigned to his care. Now he must protect the woman he secretly loves from himself.
Desert Heat by Merline Lovelace
THE INVESTIGATOR: Special Agent Marsh Henderson.
THE SUSPECT: Becky Smith…or was it Lauren?
Marsh Henderson's mission was to find the lone witness to a drive-by shooting. He had a description and a name. The description—long-legged, sensuous, beautiful—fit the woman he found. But the name…
The woman in front of him claimed to be Lauren—not Becky—Smith. But, Marsh decided, he could still use her as bait. Even though he'd located the wrong sister. Or had he?
OUT OF HARM'S WAY by Lindsay McKenna
After Madison Duncan is kidnapped, Navy SEAL Travis Cooper must bring her back home. He deftly recovers her from a dangerous force, but never expects such a strong attraction…and a love he never saw coming.
ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Merline Lovelace
Duke Carmichael, an Air Force combat controller, takes on an assignment to smoke out a terrorist. His cover is to be the husband of his new partner, gorgeous operative Anna Solov. When they receive conflicting orders, can they trust their own instincts—and each other?
A wild weekend changes Gina St. Sebastian's life, but one thing won't change—her marital status. Ambassador Jack Mason, the dashing, arrogant father of her unborn baby, can forget about a marriage of convenience. She's perfectly capable without him. Never mind the heat between them. That's pregnancy hormones!
Jack will deploy his formidable charms to do what's right—marriage for the baby's sake. Yet the more he tries to convince Gina, the more he realizes he wants her as much as he wants his child….
The spirited daughter of a Wyoming newspaper baron, Victoria Parker has two grand passions: journalism and Captain Sam Garrett. But her gift for writing has been confined to the society page and the captain's heart belongs to another. Now, as dramatic events and sensational headlines sweep the nation, everything is about to change.
TO THE FRONT LINES
A reckless combination of innocence and optimism convinces Victoria that anything is possible—even winning Sam's heart. When he joins Teddy Roosevelt's infamous Rough Riders as they prepare to charge into battle, she follows and is inspired to report on the heroic efforts of American nurses who tend the sick and wounded. But instead of a joyous reunion with the man to whom she has surrendered body and soul, she finds chaos and heartache.
LOVE WAS WORTH FIGHTING FOR…
As Victoria grows from novice reporter to dedicated journalist, she will find herself transformed from an idealistic girl into a proud, courageous woman—unafraid to fight for her country, her ideals and her heart.
Undercover agent Dominic St. Sebastian never expected to be dubbed a duke. The resulting media frenzy puts his name in the headlines and his undercover career on hold. And it's all the fault of his cousin's dowdy research assistant Natalie Clark, who dug up the information…then showed up on Dom's doorstep with a case of amnesia!
So why is Dom suddenly finding her so unforgettable? Could it be that Natalie isn't what she seems? One thing's certain: their undeniable magnetism is about to take them on a royally wild ride!
When the glossy magazine where Lady Sarah St. Sebastian works as an editor names Devon Hunter one of the Ten Sexiest Single Men, he is besieged by embarrassing attention. The perfect revenge? Force Sarah to play his fiancée during a business trip to Paris. Because of a recent family indiscretion, Sarah must agree if she wants to protect the St. Sebastian name. But in the City of Lights, their fake engagement unexpectedly leads to real desire—and dangerous complications….
USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade is in the heat of the west Texas desert testing a dog-like robot for military use, when the device leads her and her team to a pick-up truck. The driver comes at them with a gun-and is shot in self-defense by Sam's friend. And then a gruesome discovery is made: three human heads in a cooler in the back of the truck.
Because the dead man was on the FBI's most wanted list, Sam stands to get a hefty reward. Too bad the technology to keep her shady ex-husband from sniffing out cash has yet to be invented. His appearance, along with frightening issues from her boyfriend's past, make it hard to tell just who is responsible for the pipe-wielding thug who attacks her. All Sam knows is that her luck has taken a doggone turn for the worse...
Texas is the perfect place for holiday heat—exactly what Dr. Anastazia St. Sebastian needs before making the biggest decision of her career. Enter hunky shipping billionaire Mike Brennan, who insists on buying her dinner after she saves his nephew. But one night leads to more. And even three days of fun in the sun—and in Mike's bedroom—aren't enough. This doc of royal descent wants to fall in love…but how can she when what Mike wants is the one thing she can never give?
"Are You My Baby's Mother?"
Billionaire Alex Dalton has had more than his share of women. But now he needs just one—Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead who'd once given him the hottest night of his life. Was she the mother who had left a baby on the Dalton doorstep? When a paternity test proves inconclusive, he needs Julie's DNA to determine if it is Alex or his twin brother who's now a father. But when Julie refuses to cooperate, Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.
The setting was picture-postcard perfect; the hero, bonafide royalty. Sabrina's worst fear was that she would wake up and discover it was all a dream. Duke—and doctor—Marco Calvetti had almost run her off the road. Now Sabrina was playing houseguest in his Amalfi-coast villa. Marco's romantic words and skilled hands gave new meaning to the term "bedside manner," but his brooding eyes hid secret wounds…or was it a secret agenda? Either way, the duke promised her a New Year's she would never forget.…
Amor was on the menu…
And Rory Burke was intent on having Caroline Walters as the main course.
This meeting he'd arranged in beautiful Tossa de Mar was no mere business transaction. Having learned the truth about his long-ago lover, Rory had gone to great lengths to orchestrate this Valentine reunion in sunny Spain. His plan? To lure Caro back into his bed—as his bride. With his powers of persuasion, the high-powered executive was certain he would get his way—until the power of pasión turned the tables on him….
When military gadget girl USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade tests the latest experimental goggles, she spots a sniper aiming for Sergeant Diane Roth. The assailant is taken out-but the high-level investigation is just beginning.
It doesn't take long before Cleo and Major Jack Donovan from the OSI—along with some help from British Intelligence—discover the pilot was involved in some questionable activities. But why was he so interested in a U.S. Army Air Corps transport that went down in the English Channel in 1943?
When another murder links a far-fetched story of wartime international intrigue to millions of dollars in gold, only one question remains: who is behind the ultimate cover-up? And could Cleo be the next bullet's victim?
A case of mistaken identity landed Devon McShay on the receiving end of a mind-blowing kiss—from her new client! CEO Cal Logan was an undeniably handsome man, and despite their business relationship, Devon couldn't help thinking about kissing him again.
When a crippling ice storm traps them in Salzburg for Christmas, sharing a room is their only option. And sharing a bed becomes their pleasure. Could this passionate encounter evolve into anything more than a holiday affair?
Playing the part of Gillian Ridgeway's tourist husband might be OMEGA operative Mike Callahan's toughest assignment yet. Keeping his hands off the too-young, too-innocent, stunning novice field agent while they were supposed to act all lovey-dovey? Right. He'd have to rely on all his torture training and focus on their mission: to track down the source of a potentially deadly virus in Hong Kong.
When their job was complicated by pint-sized scam artists who wiggled their way into Mike's heart, Gillian knew her undercover husband wasn't as jaded as he claimed. But to turn their cover into a real-life arrangement, first they'd have to come home alive.
"She who finds it is a messenger from the goddess herself.…"
When Jaci Thornton finds a seemingly worthless scarab in a Cairo street, the timid librarian morphs from vacationer to adventurer. Unwittingly, she's fulfilled an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and unless sexy OMEGA agent Deke Griffin can protect her from its consequences, she may end up in Cairo's City of the Dead! Convincing Deke that she's innocent—not a part of a terrorist plot against Egypt—isn't easy. Seducing him is.
Passion must wait, though. With the real terrorists in pursuit of the scarab, Jaci flees with Deke to a deliciously sensual desert hideout. Jaci knows she's playing with fire, but this is her dream trip. Why not take a few scorch marks home as a souvenir?
To hell was more like it! When Mallory Dawes, suddenly infamous in the States, decided to take that vacation to France, her problems were just beginning: a lost passport. A car swept out to sea. Missing travelers' checks. And a mysterious, if intriguing, man who always seemed to turn up just when she was in trouble...
Cutter Smith—code name: Slash—was told to keep the beautiful blonde in his sights. But as his interest in her veered from the professional to the intensely personal, Cutter knew the cost of falling in love would be high indeed. And he would have to pay the price—.
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Colton Cowboy Protector (The Coltons of Oklahoma)
by Beth Cornelison
Widow Tracy McCain wants to bond with her deceased cousin's son, despite the concerns of the child's attractive father. But when she becomes an assassin's target, the only man who can save them is the one cowboy who might break her heart.
Cowboy of Interest (Cowboys of Holiday Ranch)
by New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy
Nick Coleman's best friend is murdered, and the grieving rancher knows he's the number one suspect. Public relations maven Adrienne Bailey is positive that Nick murdered her sister. When sleuthing suggests Nick isn't the culprit, it puts them both in the real killer's crosshairs.
Course of Action: Crossfire
by New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace
Set in exotic locales, these two stories feature military heroes who must overcome devastating odds if they are to survive long enough to pursue the extraordinary women they've fallen for. Thrills, passion and danger—romantic suspense at its best!
King's Ransom (Man on a Mission)
by Amelia Autin
As king, Andre Alexei IV of Zakhar has everything he wants...except the one who got away. Actress Juliana Richardson is lured to his castle by a prominent role. When sinister plots for the throne unfold, will he be able to save her?
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When she made that late-night call, Molly Duncan thought she was phoning her handsome neighbor with a simple noise complaint. Then the sound of gunfire plunged her into a world filled with danger, intrigue and, thanks to her neighbor turned twenty-four-hour-a-day bodyguard…romance!
For Sam Henderson, being awakened by the police to make sure he hadn't been shot was not his idea of a relaxing evening. And when he realized that the gorgeous woman next door was in real danger, he had no choice but to devote his days—and his nights—to her. It looked as if sleep would be elusive—but maybe, with Molly in his arms, he could find another use for the hours between dusk and dawn….
While traveling to her unwanted wedding to a brutal nobleman, the notorious Lady Elizabeth Stanton was taken captive by Captain Richard Blake, an all-too-appealing American with vengeance on his mind! But the trouble was that Elizabeth soon wanted nothing more than to stay his prisoner….
WHITE FIRE by Susan King
On a moonlit Scottish coast, Jenny Colvin searched for proof to halt her rogue father's hanging. Stopped by the mysterious and brooding Sir Simon Lockhart, she begged for his help, aware that only this once daring smuggler could save her father from the gallows.
THE DEVIL'S OWN MOON by Miranda Jarrett
On a madcap wager, Harry, the fast-living Earl of Atherwall, assumed the guise of a reckless highwayman and unknowingly ordered Sophie Potts, his lost love, to stand and deliver. When Sophie refused, Harry had no choice but to kidnap her instead!
A struggling B&B owner scrambles to hide the dead body wrapped in her Christmas tree from a visiting camera crew—and from her still-irresistible reporter ex. A waitress and a sexy FBI agent mix business with pleasure while investigating a crime over the holidays. A crime lab worker finds herself in danger six days before Christmas...and only her off-limits but oh-so-attractive coworker can help. And two childhood friends rediscover their sense of wonder—and love—when reunited for the holidays.
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And a Dead Guy in a Pear Tree by Leslie Kelly
Seduced by the Season by Merline Lovelace
Evidence of Desire by Debra Webb
Season of Wonder by Marta Perry
For psychologist Claire Cantwell—code name Cyrene—the stakes couldn't be higher. Tapped for a top-secret mission for the president, the OMEGA covert operative needed the unique expertise of a man with whom she'd shared danger—and her bed.
Lethally attractive special ops agent and ultrasuave diplomat Luis Esteban wanted more than Claire was ready to give. Now, with their very survival at stake, Claire has to trust Luis with her life…even if that means surrendering the one thing she vowed never to give: her heart.
THE COWBOY'S PRIDE
Even a year of separation hasn't slaked rancher Clayton Worth's desire for his soon-to-be ex-wife. Trish's mysterious reluctance to have kids is what drove them apart. Now she's back in Red Ridge—and mother to a baby girl! Clayton thought it was all over between them…but it seems their hearts have other ideas.
THE PATERNITY PROPOSITION
Billionaire Alex Dalton has been with many women. Now he needs just one—Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead he spent one hot night with. Might she be the mother of a baby left on the Dalton doorstep? It's either his child or his brother's, but the paternity test is inconclusive. He needs Julie's DNA. And Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.
A strategic marriage to a powerful Saracen lord with a penchant for virgins will enable wealthy Lady Jocelyn to keep her fortress home. But at what cost? Her only hope of escaping the depraved lord's harem is to lose her virginity—and fast!
Captured and tortured knight Simon de Rhys is in no position to refuse Lady Jocelyn's proposition: his freedom for one night with her. The task seems simple, and deeply pleasurable, until he discovers her secret….
Marine Sergeant Joe Yates came home to Conard County ready to give up military life. Then spirited Diana Rutledge forced him to remember the stuff true heroes—and true love—are made of….
MERLINE LOVELACE "Undercover Operations"
She was the colonel's daughter, and he was the Special Operations pilot who would do anything for her. But once under deep cover as Danielle Flynn's husband, Jack Buchanan had to battle hard to keep hold of his heart!
LINDSAY MCKENNA "To Love and Protect"
Reunited on a mission for Morgan Trayhern, lieutenants Niall Ward and Brie Phillips found themselves stranded at sea—with only each other to cling to. Would the power of love give them the strength to carry on until rescue—and beyond? An installment in the Morgan's Mercenaries saga.
UNDERCOVER MAN: Convinced her fiancé is keeping secrets, shy librarian Paige Lawrence travels to a French château to break the engagement. But David "Doc" Jensen's hidden identity as an OMEGA agent soon has them both undercover—and now Paige has to trust in the only real thing she knows…David!
PERFECT DOUBLE: Sophisticated and wealthy Adam Ridgeway's cool exterior masked his feelings about sending his people into danger. But when vibrant, irrepressible—and irreplaceable—Maggie Sinclair was the one in trouble, he risked more than anyone knew. Now Maggie was going undercover to impersonate the vice president—and Adam would be her bodyguard….
A grizzled stranger was standing at her newborn's crib, and Sabrina Jensen was prepared to do anything to protect her precious child. But when the intruder raised his unforgettable eyes, she froze. She'd once loved this man beyond reason. They'd created a baby together. But Jack Wentworth was supposed to be dead!
Jack had been to hell and back, his only comfort the memories of the vivacious woman who'd claimed his heart. But now the beauty who'd borne his heir regarded him as the enemy—not a lover. He had to reclaim her trust…before the real threat struck home….
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Beneath the polish of an Eastern finishing school lies a soldier's daughter who can ride, shoot and deal cards with the best. Which is why Suzanne Bonneaux calmly boards the infamous Cheyenne-Deadwood stage to search for a longtime friend before the winter snows erase her trail.
For the man
When the stagecoach is attacked, a deadly shoot-out brings her face-to-face with notorious Black Jack Sloan, a hard, handsome gunslinger who exudes the kind of danger wise men avoid. And when Jack saves her life, Suzanne decides to ride by his side through the Dakota Badlands, with or without his say-so.
Or for his love
Jack wants nothing more than to put this upstart female in her place—and in his bed. But he's a man riding a trail of vengeance, and there's no place for a woman in his life. He's never met one like Suzanne, however, or had to choose between avenging his past or living to face another day…and a future in her arms.
Meet the Fortune brides—six special women who perpetuate a family legacy greater than mere riches!
WHO WAS MASON CHANDLER?
Chloe Fortune had no memory of the tall, gray-eyed hunk standing before her, claiming to be her fiancé. Actually, she had no memory of anything since the car accident that had left her stranded in Crockett, South Dakota, with no ties to her past but a sapphire ring bearing her first name.
Whatever the hidden truth, Chloe wanted to start her life over—with Mason by her side. But something about her handsome hero whispered of untold secrets. Would his mysterious past destroy their love?
Secret Service Agent: Rafe Blackstone
Mission: Prevent breaches in U.S. government security by any means necessary. Bring down Sebastian Cordell, international thief suspected of selling top-secret technology to the highest bidder.
Method: Zero in on target in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico—and persuade sexy, brilliant medical researcher Dr. Nina Grant to help secure his undercover identity…as her fiancé.
Obstacle: It's too easy to be "engaged" to Nina. Despite the dangerous circumstances of their alliance, the peril excites her. The intrigue is powerful—the attraction sizzling between them, unstoppable. In the end he must choose: keep Nina safe by walking out of her life, or be her only protector…forever.
''I DO''…TAKE TWO!
Three Coins in the Fountain
by Merline Lovelace
On a trip to Italy, Kate Westbrook makes a wish at the Trevi Fountain—to create a future withouther soon-to-be-ex, Travis! But Cupid has other plans for these two, and true love might just be in their future.
BACK IN THE SADDLE
Wed in the West
by Karen Templeton
When widower Zach Talbot agrees to help Mallory Keyes find a horse for her son, he falls for the paralyzed former actress. But can the veterinarian and the beauty both give love a second chance?
FROM DARE TO DUE DATE
Sugar Falls, Idaho
by Christy Jeffries
When dancer Mia Palinski has one magical night with Dr. Garrett McCormick, she winds up pregnant. Both of them aren't looking for love, but a baby changes everything. Can a single dance create a forever family?
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