More by Carol Marinelli, Sandra Marton, Miranda Lee, Kim Lawrence, Carole Mortimer, Sarah Morgan
Plain and prim Emma Stephenson might not look like a tycoon's assistant, but for Luca D'Amato—a playboy who likes to play— breaking through her no-nonsense exterior is his favorite new game!
Sensible Emma thought all they'd be sharing was an office—not a bed! But she's learning fast about what being Luca's personal assistant really means!
Now he's standing there offering her a promotion, and she's trying to find the words to tell him…she's pregnant!
Dr. Ben Richardson is trying to make yet another new start, this time in the emergency department at a Melbourne hospital. It's been nearly four years since he lost his wife and unborn child—and he still hasn't let go. So it comes as quite a surprise to him when his eye is drawn to a beautiful pregnant woman on the beach.
When Ben realizes Celeste is a nurse at the hospital, he wants to keep his distance. She reminds him too much of all he's lost. But Celeste is clearly facing this challenging pregnancy alone, and Ben can't help coming to her rescue. Being with her to deliver her premature baby girl finally makes him realize there's a future for him right here after all—if he's prepared to risk enough to claim it….
Jacob "Sin" Sinclair's one night with prim Luccy ended with an unexpected twist: she left him in the early hours of the morning, without a word!
Luccy was overawed by the sinful billionaire's luxury penthouse. Her cheeks still burn when she thinks of how she succumbed to one night of exquisite pleasure. But her shame is only heightened when she discovers she's expecting Sin's baby!
Sin wastes no time in tracking her down. The Sinclair heir, inheritor to his billions, will not be illegitimate!
There are only two problems. It’s a marriage of convenience. And, the virgin bride is frigid.
Kate Edwards has never embraced her sensuality, is terrified of intimacy, and the wedding night is a disaster. Instead of calling the whole thing off, Isaak Zaretsky listens to her and challenges her using his unashamedly sensual nature and superb bedroom skills. But can Kate really give herself without love?
Dr. Elias Santini, secret prince of Medrindos, has his world rocked when he attends an emergency delivery. The patient is Beth Foster, the woman he spent one stolen night with, and she's in premature labor…with his baby!
Estranged from her strict parents, Beth both fears the desire between them and yearns for the support Elias offers her as their tiny newborn fights for her life. A fiery kiss tempts Beth to risk everything, but what will happen when she discovers her daughter is the future heir to the Medrindos throne?
One night, when all the other guests have left, Milly finds herself dancing with the Devil himself. His touch, his kiss, even his words seduce.
Being in his arms is pure passion and delight, but she’d never anticipated the shame of being paid.
Outspoken nanny Amy Bannester seems to forget that servitude and silence should go hand in hand. But Sheikh Emir can think of more pleasurable uses for her luscious mouth.…
Despite their all-consuming passion, the rules governing the desert kingdom of Alzan make it impossible for her to wear his crown. He lost his first wife as she gave birth to his precious twin daughters, but Emir must have a male heir for his lineage to continue—and it's the one thing that Amy can't give him.…
When Zarios D'Amilo meets Emma Hayes again, she is no longer the awkward teenager who tried to kiss him, but a beautiful, confident woman. Now he wants her!
To claim his inheritance, this untamed tycoon must curb his wild ways. He needs a convenient fiancée, and Emma needs a million dollars. So Zarios seizes his opportunity—he will have her! But passion soon leads to pregnancy, and suddenly, the stakes are higher….
"We have made an application on behalf of Niklas Dos Santos to exercise his conjugal rights…"
Learning that the husband she'd tried to forget has spent the past year falsely imprisoned in Brazil and needs her to visit him is the last thing Meg Hamilton wants to hear. But she will play her part, in exchange for Niklas's signature on the divorce papers!
Except she hadn't bargained on their mind-blowing connection being as undeniable as ever. Last time it led usually sensible Meg into a Vegas wedding chapel. This time the consequence of giving in to their chemistry will bind her to Niklas forever….
Plus a Carol Marinelli reader-favorite story: Expecting His Love-Child
STOP THE PRESS: THE SANTINA-JACKSON ROYAL FAIRY TALE—FACT OR FICTION?
It seemed like every girl's dream: fall in love with a prince and be whisked off for your very own glamorous happy-ever-after—a royal fairy tale for Allegra Jackson and Prince Alessandro Santina.
Allegra's headline-grabbing family hardly prepared her for a life of public duty, and sinfully delicious Prince Alessandro has always seemed virtually allergic to the idea of settling down in Santa Maria.
Out of all the flamboyant, beautiful women his name's been linked with, the heir to the throne picked ordinary Allegra with the family from hell….
Is everything really as it seems regarding the tabloid's engagement of the year?
Housekeeper Effie, a practical yet slightly frumpy virgin, has been summoned to the desert to serve the sheikh!
Ruthless Sheikh King Zakari had gone to seek solitude in the sands, but nights alone are not something this ruler is used to. However, with his housekeeper at his service, there's no need to allow his bed to grow cold….
After hot hours of passion, Effie's heart is near to bursting. But what she doesn't realize is that something has compelled Zakari to take her, a lowly servant, as his royal bride!
What Thea so badly needs is a secret and passionate lover, to become mistress of another kind entirely, and so add excitement and spice into her humdrum life. But where is she to find this handsome and inexhaustible gentleman?
Julian Remington, the arrogant and haughty 17th Duke of Blackmoor has no interest in finding a mistress for his bedroom or his home. He’s jaded, cynical, and distrustful when it comes to women. One woman, a woman from his past, has caused too much grief in his life for him to ever trust another.
Thea and Julian are about to be caught up in a passion for each other that blazes so fiercely, and so out of control, it is beyond the power of either of them to resist.
The Duke’s Mistress is the story of an arrogant duke and an adventurous young widow, caught up in their insatiable desire for each other, the vengeful woman who would like nothing better than to see Blackmoor suffer as she has suffered, and believes Thea Fitzroy to be the means by which she will achieve it.
Author's Note: Please be aware that the stories in the Regency Unlaced Series are more explicit in language and sexual content than my other books.
Investigative journalist Emily Hyslop is furious when her editor—and ex—reassigns her from a career-making exposé to a frivolous wedding in Sicily. But scandalous secrets lie behind the union of the rival Corretti and Battaglia families. Things start looking up when Emily meets the most intimidating, not to mention sexiest, man she's ever encountered....
Detective Anton Soranno has valuable insight into the Correttis and their scandalous dealings...and plenty of reason to hate them. He's the perfect source of information—and the more he helps Emily with her story, the more time they have to explore their intense desire. But even as their passionate nights uncover surprising feelings in both of them, Emily and Anton know that she must leave Sicily once the wedding is over....
Look for more books in the Sicily's Corretti Dynasty series from Harlequin Presents, beginning with A Legacy of Secrets by Carol Marinelli.
Pretty midwife Felicity Anderson has no idea who Karim really is, but her one night with the sexy surgeon has turned her world upside down-suddenly she's pregnant!
With Felicity carrying the kingdom's hopes, Karim must marry her. But Felicity won't say "I do" unless the prince can prove it's for love.
When Sicilian tycoon Raul Di Savo meets Lydia Hayward, it's not only her cool elegance he desires—seducing Lydia will also deny his lifelong rival's bid for her body…
An innocent in peril…
Desperate to escape being sold to a stranger, Lydia turns to Raul—he promises her only one night, but his expert touch awakens her to pleasure she cannot resist!
A nine-month consequence!
Discovering she's a pawn in Raul's game of revenge, Lydia leaves…until she realizes an unexpected consequence will bind her to Raul forever!
The one-night baby!
Levander Kolovsky has a dark, dangerous past. He trusts only himself and doesn't want a wife or an heir to the Kolovsky name.
Millie has returned to Australia to find Levander. They shared one unforgettable night together. And now she's come to tell her secret: she's expecting his baby….
Author’s Note: The stories in the Regency Sinners, Regency Unlaced, Knight Security, and Alpha Series, have stronger sexual content and language than my other books.
Eight gentlemen known in Society as The Sinners.
Having all returned safely from Waterloo, these gentlemen now find themselves with the more dangerous task of discovering which of the ladies in Society has been acting as a spy for the enemy.
Dangerous to their hearts, that is.
Darius Strong, the Duke of Wolferton, known to his close friends as Wolf, cares little for what Society or anyone else thinks of him, and lives his life accordingly. Given the task of discovering whether Lady Beatrix Hanwell has been using her position in Society to garner information for the enemy puts him in something of a quandary, however. The two of them have met several times in the past, occasions when that lady had not hesitated to show her disapproval of him. Mainly by ignoring his existence. Which is going to make it difficult for Darius to get close enough to her to seduce her into revealing whether or not she is the guilty lady.
Beatrix is puzzled—and more than a little disturbed—when Darius Strong, the exceedingly handsome and scandalous Duke of Wolferton, begins to show her marked attention. As a widow aged seven and twenty, and possessing no great beauty, his interest is mystifying to say the least. Much as she tries to fight her growing attraction to Wolf she is failing miserably, as each meeting between the two of them draws her ever nearer to forgetting all propriety and simply giving in to his seduction.
Except her surrender means revealing the secret she has taken such pains to hide.
To Darius’s surprise he finds himself becoming intrigued by Beatrix. Not only intrigued but he desires her more deeply than any other woman he has ever met. So much so that he finds himself hoping she is not the lady they are seeking.
Is Beatrix guilty of treason, and if not what will her reaction be to Wolf when she discovers the truth behind his single-minded pursuit of her?
Stories of dark and compelling ALPHA men, who are used to taking what they want when they want it, and the strong and determined women who have no intention of being taken. Unless it’s on their own terms...
Finn Devlin is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend, and the last thing he wants or needs is to find himself stranded in a blizzard, four days before Christmas, with a woman he’s only just met but already knows he wants in his bed. Underneath him. On top of him. Any way he can get her!
Eva Shaw has no idea why Finn Devlin would choose to live alone in such a remote place miles from his nearest neighbors. One thing she does know, however—she isn’t the woman he’s mistaken her for. The woman he ‘hired’ from an ‘agency’...
While the blizzard continues to rage fiercely outside, the passion inside the house becomes even hotter and unstoppable. Taking Finn and Eva to new and undeniable heights of raw sensuality and desire.
While someone outside watches. And waits...
Author’s Note: The novellas and full-length novels in the ALPHA series have sexier situations and more adult language than my other books.
About to lose his kingdom, Xavian is marrying for power—his wedding night will be purely for duty. As he unveils his new queen, nervous and naked, bathed in fragrant oils, he's stunned that she's as beautiful as the desert stars….
This queen deserves a royal bedding worthy of the Arabian Nights…and in her arms Xavian discovers that, though he may not have a kingdom, he has the strength and power of a thousand kings.
But this untouched queen could be his undoing….
Author’s Note: The stories in the Knight Security, Alpha, and Regency Unlaced Series, are more explicit in their language and sexual content than my other books.
Billionaire ruler of a Mediterranean principality, Prince Alexandre of Androcco took one look at Anastazia Carmichael and knew he wanted her. A royal prince who is denied nothing, he’s now determined to have her.
Stazzi doesn’t quite know what to make of the focused attention of Prince Alexandre of Androcco, a man known for his exploits in the bedroom as much as he is for his overwhelming good looks and wealth. She’s flattered, of course, and there’s no denying she feels the same thrill of attraction he does. But does he just want her as a plaything in his bed for the week he’s in England? Or is there more to the attraction? Either way, Stazzi is about to become engagement to another man, and as such should be totally immune to Alexandre’s hot pursuit. Except she isn’t…
Someone doesn’t want these two passionate people to be together, and is determined to put a stop to their budding relationship. Even if one of them has to die…
Luc doesn't know his son even exists, and believes Kimberley to be a lying gold digger. However, he's prepared to give her the money—provided she sleeps with him. Only Kimberley's no longer the naive virgin he bedded years ago…and she's about to make him lose control in ways he never imagined….
Zander Kargas developed his drive to succeed first from his father's cruel fists, then from living on the streets. He's fought for everything, and few challenges remain…or so he thinks!
Charlotte is the best secretary Zander has ever had the pleasure of dealing with, and the only woman to fire his blood in a long time. But she works for his bitter rival….
Zander, assuming he can acquire her the way he does with most things, reaches for his wallet—except, Charlotte can't be bought. So Zander must entice her…beginning with a very indecent proposition!
Infamous playboy Aleksi Kolovsky has stunned the world by getting engaged! But the ring on his fiancée's finger doesn't mean forever…just until the House of Kolovsky deeds are signed over to him.
Aleksi told his personal assistant, Kate, to think of their mock engagement as a promotion, but there are certain fringe benefits she hadn't considered…like discovering if Aleksi's reputation as a phenomenal lover really does precede him!
Overtime suddenly has a whole new meaning!
Business & Pleasure: What the Corretti playboy wants…
Personal assistant Ella is never without her "Santo Bag"—not the latest designer "must have," but emergency supplies to handle whatever the devilish Santo Corretti throws at her. But no pair of sunglasses will cover the darkness in her boss's eyes this morning.
Scandal is circling. Santo's family is in tatters. His brother is languishing in a jail cell and his latest film's on the rocks. All Santo wants is a little TLC. Except, Ella's heart is not part of the playboy fix-it kit.
But what Santo Corretti wants he gets!
Italian millionaire Gabriel Danti was renowned for his prowess in the bedroom—and Bella Scott was unable to resist the temptation of the night he was offering….
Five years on, Bella is living alone, carving out a life for herself and her little boy. She never thought she'd see Gabriel again!
Gabriel has changed. His dark, dangerous looks are marred by scars. But his desire for Bella hasn't waned—he wants her more than ever now that he knows he has a son….
Commanded back to her husband's bed…
Women did not walk away from Sicilian billionaire Rocco Castellani. All he'd wanted was a lovely, biddable wife. Instead Francesca had taken off before the first dance at their wedding breakfast! But Rocco has tracked down his runaway young bride, and now she's back by his side—where a good Sicilian wife should be! Rocco was cheated out of his wedding night—and now nothing's going to stop him from taking his virgin bride….
Dark, imposing billionaire Cesare Brunelli lost his sight saving a little girl from a burning car. The only person who treated him without pity was the soft-skinned virgin with whom he spent a passionate night. Now she's expecting his baby!
Samantha gets the one reaction she didn't expect—a marriage demand! But when Cesare suddenly regains his sight, Sam's sure he's going to trade her—his diminutive, fiery-haired bride—for one of the tall, slim blondes he used to date….
Except the dark-hearted tycoon is nothing like the white knight she remembers. Seduced, bedded and betrayed in a matter of days, Selene realizes it's not always better the devil you know. She's sold her soul—and her heart—to the enemy!
Karim, Sultan of Zangrar, sought a gentle, obedient bride. What he got was a defiant, feisty wife with fire in her eyes!
She couldn't be a virgin—she was a rebel princess who wouldn't be tamed. She was hiding secrets, refusing to do his bidding!
The marriage contract couldn't be broken. Their wedding vows had to be sealed!
And then the sultan discovered Princess Alexandra was in fact an innocent….
At Angelos Zouvelekis's command, café waitress Chantal will play the part of his bride-to-be. He will shower her with exquisite jewels and silks…and she will repay him in kind!
He wants his recompense in the bedroom! Angelos worships Chantal's body, although he thinks she's a devious gold digger. But his arrogance is shattered when he discovers Chantal is a virgin….
Angelos bought this innocent, and now he intends to keep her—whatever the cost!
Bedded for the prince's pleasure
When virgin waitress Holly is thrown into the playboy prince's arms, he lives up to his wicked reputation by bedding her—then casting her aside!
Expecting the prince's love-child
Holly is pregnant! Casper is furious; Holly's just a scheming gold digger, but royal protocol demands he make her his bride!
Wedded by royal command
Innocent Holly has the wedding of her dreams—and Casper knows her first duty as his convenient wife will be on their wedding night….
Gorgeous Greek billionaire Leandro plucked plump Millie from her farm and swept her into his glamorous world! Wrapped in his arms and draped in diamonds, she thought nothing could touch their romance.
But the deepest, darkest betrayal did. Her sister claimed she was expecting Leandro's baby. So Millie ran away, distraught. The designer dresses had clearly never hidden how unsuitable and unglamorous she truly was.
Now, though, Leandro's powerful voice is demanding that his wife come home. And, to her shame, she's willing….
He's the most accomplished lover in England, and the finest tutor in pleasure that ever lived!
Lady Julianna Armitage is on a mission:
- The goal: Discover passion and learn the true art of lovemaking, something she never experienced in her short, loveless marriage.
- The teacher: The devastatingly handsome Marcus Wilding, Duke of Worthing; the one man she could never have…until now.
- The outcome: Pure, decadent, indulgent satisfaction!
Julianna is determined to maintain control, but as Marcus unleashes a sensual siege that awakens her every sense, it soon becomes clear that losing control can be the most delicious thing of all!
Don't miss this shockingly seductive new series from legendary bestselling author Carole Mortimer:
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ZACHARY BLACK: DUKE OF DEBAUCHERY
Available October 2014
DARIAN HUNTER: DUKE OF DESIRE
Available November 2014
Annie is a single mother who adores her young son—but as one of the notorious Balfour heiresses, she will have to work hard to give her baby a normal childhood. Then a chance meeting forces her back into the world of Luca de Salvatore, the gorgeous father of her child!
Luca doesn't know that he has a son. Annie has to tell him, but Luca can't see past her spoiled and scandalous Balfour reputation. Can Annie find a way to make Luca understand—and let her little boy know his father?
Believing her husband to be nothing more than a cheat, Erin starts divorce proceedings. But though she won't be Francesco's wife, she will never be free of him—she is pregnant with his child.
Francesco discovers Erin is pregnant— how dare she keep it from him? If he has his way, the divorce will never happen. He's on a mission to reclaim her—as his wife and in his bed….
Christos is furious that Becca has tried to keep her pregnancy from him, and he's determined to marry her. What sweeter way to get his revenge?
For Sicilian billionaire Cesare Gambrelli, the death of his sister was the fault of reckless Simon Ingram. The feud between the two families could only be settled by vengeance!
It was Ingram's sister Robin who would pay the price. Cesare's plan of revenge demanded marriage and motherhood. It was the last part Cesare savored—with passionate pleasure….
Sheikh Zafiq Al-Rashid is furious when his week of solitude is interrupted by Bella Balfour, lost in the desert! While his fierce honor demands he rescue her, the willful heiress is a little less grateful than he'd expected. Zafiq is tempted to leave the spoiled socialite wandering the wilderness…but where would be the challenge in that?
He's powerful enough to tame the rebellious beauty. However, when they depart from the seclusion of the oasis, will Zafiq leave the memory of the fiery passion behind or announce to his kingdom that he is taking a queen?
For Layla, princess of Tazkhan, her arranged marriage means one thing—a lifetime of cruelty and captivity. Such an unendurable prospect drives her to throw herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki—her family's greatest enemy!
Raz demands one thing in return for the safe haven Layla is seeking—this brooding desert king wants to make her his queen! Her freedom might be secured, but now her heart is at risk, for soon she's lost to the scorching heat of their marriage bed. However, it will take more than fire to thaw her guarded husband….
A black eye and a night in prison was not how Sheikh Rakhal Alzirz expected his latest fling to end, but it was worth it, for the pleasure of meeting his next conquest!
His return to the throne imminent, Rakhal seizes the chance to discover if Natasha is as fiery between the sheets as her flaming red hair, but his recklessness has consequences.…
Natasha might be carrying the Alzirz heir, so Rakhal whisks her away to the desert to await the truth. In the meantime, he has a vacancy that needs to be filled!
When hotel chambermaid Sophie delivers room service to Sicily’s most dark-hearted tycoon, Bastiano Conti, his raw sexuality tempts her to take the ultimate risk—surrendering her untouched body to his!
Bastiano’s ruthlessness is renowned, but even his conscience flickers when Sophie is fired for their indiscretion—the memories of which are branded onto his very soul—and disappears.
Bastiano finds Sophie working in a bar—disgraced, destitute and pregnant! Rejected by his own family, Bastiano is determined to claim his child…by seducing defiant Sophie into wearing his ring!
Sexy Italian billionaire Lazzaro Ranaldi chooses women like he chooses his cars— they must be sleek, sexy and easily upgraded to a new model. But there's something about Caitlyn that tempts him….
Lazzaro believes Caitlyn isn't as innocent as she seems. He won't be played for a fool! He'll get his revenge by cutting her out of his heart—and putting his ring on her finger!
One night with innocent wedding planner Gabi was not enough for Sultan Alim al-Lehan, but duty called him home. Memories of their forbidden pleasure prove impossible to forget—especially when he discovers Gabi has just returned from maternity leave!
The baby must be his, but if Gabi won't tell him, Alim will seduce the truth out of her! Commanding that she arrange his wedding, even if he's not yet picked a wife, is the ideal ruse. Alim wants her in his bed, but must decide—as a sultan's mistress or bride!i
For delicious Dr. Guy Steele, life is all about flirting and never about forever! It's the only way to avoid discussing the painful issue of his infertility. So a fling with Candy Anastasi, the sexiest nurse in the hospital, is the perfect solution…right?
Candy's desperate to take her mind off her good-for-nothing ex—and six weeks of the best sex of her life is the ideal distraction! Until she realizes that she's fallen for Guy…and that she's pregnant–with twins! Could her double baby bombshell ultimately bind her to Guy forever?
king turns to the black sheep of the family.…
Luca Fierezza is a royal rebel. He's made Niroli
a magnet for the rich and famous—and himself a
Megan Donovan's stunned when she's jailed
after working at Luca's casino. And her unlikely
rescuer is her new boss, Luca! She's entirely at his
mercy…and his passion!
A scandal will end Luca's chance to be king. But
he wants little thief Megan at his beck and call,
day and night!