Love Bites: An Anthology

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Five of today's hottest romance authors unleash the passionate thrills of new love in one sizzling original collection

Two neighbors secretly yearn to get a whole lot closer. An adult hotline operator meets a man straight out of her private fantasies. A lonely crisis counselor falls for a hunky officer with troubles of his own. A woman fights to save her farm from the contractor who inherited it. And an airman dreams of putting down roots, but his pen pal longs to spread her wings. Some people need an extra nudge to get to happily-ever-after, but the sparks will fly for these couples with a little bit of help from man's—and woman's—best friend.

The authors are donating all of their proceeds from Love Bites to the Animal Adoption Foundation of Hamilton, Ohio, a charitable organization.

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Lori Foster is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martin's, Harlequin and Silhouette. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her Web site at www.lorifoster.com.

Brenda Jackson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than one hundred romance titles. Brenda lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and divides her time between family, writing and traveling. Email Brenda at authorbrendajackson@gmail.com or visit her on her website at brendajackson.net.

VIRNA DEPAUL was an English major in college who somehow ended up with a law degree. For ten years, she was a criminal prosecutor for the state of CA. Now, she’s thrilled to be writing stories about complex individuals who overcome incredible odds for love. A national bestselling author, Virna’s blessed to write for HQN and Harlequin’s Romantic Suspense line. Virna also writes paranormal romantic suspense. She loves to hear from readers at www.virnadepaul.com.

USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann has books in print in more than 20 countries with Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, HQN and other imprints. A six-time RITA finalist, she has won both a RITA and Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Mother of four, Catherine lives in South Carolina where she enjoys kayaking, hiking with her dog and volunteering in animal rescue. FMI, visit: catherinemann.com.

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jules Bennett has penned more than 50 novels during her short career. She's married to her high school sweetheart, has two active girls, and is a former salon owner. Jules can be found on Twitter, Facebook (Fan Page), and her website julesbennett.com. She holds contests via these three outlets with each release and loves to hear from readers!

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Publisher
Harlequin
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Published on
Feb 26, 2013
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781459245648
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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This content is DRM protected.
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Editorial Reviews

"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words

"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens

"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog

"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews

Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

Harlequin Desire brings you three sexy, emotional stories from the
reader favorite series Dynasties: The Garrisons, by New York Times and
USA TODAY bestselling author Brenda Jackson and USA TODAY bestselling
authors Emilie Rose and Catherine Mann. Now available in one volume!



STRANDED WITH THE TEMPTING STRANGER by Brenda Jackson



Cutthroat litigator Brandon Washington isn't used to being ignored. So
when Cassie Garrison—the newly discovered half sister of his firm's
biggest client—refuses his repeated attempts at contact, he sets out
to teach the elusive heiress a lesson. Traveling under an assumed
identity to her Bahamian home, he's determined to seduce all of
Cassie's secrets out of her. But will Brandon find his professional
mission at war with his very personal interests?


SECRETS OF THE TYCOON'S BRIDE by Emilie Rose



To keep up appearances, Adam Garrison needs a perfect, respectable
wife—fast! And Lauryn Lowes is the ideal candidate. A natural beauty
with brains, Lauryn already works for him. But when Lauryn turns his
“proposal” down flat, the bachelor billionaire suddenly becomes more
determined than ever to capture her as his bride…


THE EXECUTIVE'S SURPRISE BABY by Catherine Mann



Telling her high-society family she is about to be an unwed mother is
tough enough for Brooke Garrison. Because the baby's father is also
their archenemy, Brooke plans to keep the paternity secret… But when
millionaire hotel mogul Jordan Jefferies learns the truth, nothing
will stop him from claiming his child…and making Brooke his wife.
Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated.

Includes an exclusive conversation between Kelly Link and Joe Hill

Praise for Magic for Beginners
 
“A sorceress to be reckoned with.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“[Kelly] Link’s stories . . . play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and J. K. Rowling, and Link finds truths there that most authors wouldn’t dare touch.”—Lev Grossman, Time
 
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“[These] exquisite stories mix the aggravations and epiphanies of everyday life with the stuff that legends, dreams and nightmares are made of.”—Laura Miller, Salon, Best Books of the Decade
 
“A major talent . . . Like George Saunders, [Link] can’t dismiss the hidden things that tap on our windows at night.”—The Boston Globe
 
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