Shannon McKenna is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous romantic thrillers and several novellas. After a bizarre assortment of jobs, from singing cocktail waitress to medical secretary to strolling madrigal singer, she decided that writing hot romantic suspense suits her best. She lives with her husband and family in a small seaside town in southern Italy. Write to Shannon at her website www.shannonmckenna.com.
Ava Wolfe is a Sydney Harbour Hospital psychiatrist who has agreed to cover her friend’s practice in the country. As the only psychiatrist in town, Lachlan has no choice but to make an appointment with the feisty doctor he met a month earlier at his brother’s wedding. They shared a steamy encounter in the cloak room at the reception center and he’s nervous about her discovering he’s married.
Ava’s memories of the darkly handsome detective haven’t faded over time. When he approaches her for therapy, she’s forced to set aside her attraction in order to give him the help he so desperately needs. After years of exposure to the worst mankind can offer, Lachlan Coleridge’s spirit has been ravaged. She yearns to help him, but she’s not sure that he’ll let her…
To be a cop is to be tough – physically and mentally. There’s no room for weakness. If it gets out that Lachlan’s seeking help, any chance he has for promotion will be jeopardized. But he’s drowning in a sea of pain; of darkness and confusion and it’s only a matter of time before he topples into the abyss…
Can he trust the only woman who appears to understand him? Is he prepared to put his career on the line in return for saving his soul? And what will happen when she discovers his deceit? Will he open up to Ava and let her help him…before it’s too late?
font size="+1"'This zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delights' Sunday Telegraph/font size
Vanessa March's husband Lewis is meant to be on a business trip in Stockholm. So why does he briefly appear in newsreel footage of a fire at a circus in Vienna, with his arm around another woman? Vanessa flies to Austria to find her husband - and inadvertently becomes involved in a mystery surrounding the famous dancing stallions of Austria's Spanish Riding School . . .
Praise for Mary Stewart:
'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times
'I'd rather read her than most other authors' Harriet Evans
'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent
'She set the benchmark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing' Elizabeth Buchan
Reader reviews of Airs Above the Ground:
'You feel you are there in the story. This made my holiday perfect'
'This book has it all . . . thrilling action in a stunning Austrian setting, I loved it'
'A cracking good story, beautifully written. This is a most satisfying read'
'Mary Stewart specialises in novels which have you alternately holding your breath as to what might happen, or chuckling to yourself. This is one of her best'
Dark. Deadly. Dangerous. Three books, three sexy stories. Red Stone Security three-book collection (volume 5) includes the following bestselling titles:
Love Thy Enemy
She refuses to trust him.
Red Stone Security employee Dominique Castle knows all too well that there are people in this world she just can't trust. So she keeps her distance from anyone tied to her past—especially the man she's hated for years. And Viktor Ivanov isn't going to change her mind about who he really is—no matter how determined the infuriatingly sexy Russian is.
He's determined to win her over.
She may hate him, but Viktor is determined to crack through Dominique's icy exterior one way or another. With a past like Viktor's, he's made more than a few enemies along the way—enemies who'll stop at nothing to take him down. When Viktor realizes Dominique's life is in danger because of him, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her—whether she likes it or not. Can she find a way to love the enemy she always loathed?
She was finally able to step out of the shadows…
Tegan O’Kelly spent years on the run from a ruthless gangster. Now that he’s dead she can finally make friends, have a job—a life!—even think about the future. That all changes the moment her car is bombed—in broad daylight. She can’t bear to go back on the run. Not again.
Now a deadly enemy has her in his crosshairs…
Single father Aaron Fitzpatrick has admired Tegan from afar—she’s a dynamo of energy wrapped up in a petite, sexy package. But he keeps his distance—he’s steered clear of relationships, ever since his ex-wife abandoned him and his boy five years back. That all changes when he witnesses Tegan’s car explode. It’s clear she’s in danger and the more he learns about her, the more he knows he has to stand beside her and fight the danger hunting her.
He broke her heart.
Graysen’s betrayal nearly destroyed Isa a year ago. Now that she’s working for Red Stone Security, she’s managed to piece her life back together. Then he appears back in her life and makes it clear he’s not going anywhere until she gives them a second chance. A chance she refuses to take.
Now he’s back to claim what’s his.
Graysen’s never gotten over Isa and he knows he never will. He quit his job with the CIA and called in every favor he had to get hired by Red Stone Security just to be near her again. But Isa doesn’t care that he’s desperate to make things right between them—she wants nothing to do with him. When they’re cornered by lethal terrorists, everything changes. Graysen and Isa will have to find a way to work together if they want to survive. Only then will he be able to convince her to claim the chance at happiness the past stole from them.
Length: 153,000 words
Author note: Each of these titles can be bought individually or part of this box set.