Beverly Barton Books In Order

The Protectors Books In Publication Order

  1. This Side of Heaven (1992)
  2. Paladin’s Woman (1993)
  3. The Outcast (1994)
  4. Defending His Own (1995)
  5. Guarding Jeannie (1995)
  6. Blackwood’s Woman (1996)
  7. Roarke’s Wife (1997)
  8. A Man Like Morgan Kane (1997)
  9. Gabriel Hawk’s Lady (1997)
  10. Keeping Annie Safe (1999)
  11. Murdock’s Last Stand (2000)
  12. Egan Cassidy’s Kid (2000)
  13. Navajo’s Woman (2001)
  14. Whitelaw’s Wedding (2001)
  15. Sweet Caroline’s Keeper (2001)
  16. Jack’s Christmas Mission (2001)
  17. The Princess’s Bodyguard (2002)
  18. On Her Guard (2002)
  19. Grace Under Fire (2003)
  20. Downright Dangerous (2004)
  21. Keeping Baby Secret (2004)
  22. Laying His Claim (2004)
  23. Worth Dying For (2004)
  24. Ramirez’s Woman (2005)
  25. Penny Sue Got Lucky (2006)
  26. Dangerous Deception (2006)
  27. His Only Obsession (2007)
  28. A Time to Die (2007)
  29. Dying for You (2008)

3 Babies For 3 Brothers Books In Publication Order

  1. His Secret Child (1999)
  2. His Woman His Child (1999)
  3. Having His Baby (1999)

Griffin Powell Books In Publication Order

  1. After Dark (2000)
  2. Killing Her Softly (2005)
  3. Close Enough to Kill (2006)
  4. The Dying Game (2007)
  5. The Murder Game (2008)
  6. Cold Hearted (2008)
  7. Silent Killer (2009)
  8. Dead by Midnight (2010)
  9. Dead by Morning (2011)
  10. Dead by Nightfall (2011)

Cherokee Pointe Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. The Fifth Victim (2003)
  2. The Last to Die (2004)
  3. As Good as Dead (2004)

Don’t Cry Books In Publication Order

  1. Don’t Cry (2010)
  2. Don’t Say A Word (2012)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Yankee Lover (1990)
  2. Lucky In Love (1991)
  3. Out Of Danger (1991)
  4. Sugar Hill (1992)
  5. Talk of the Town (1992)
  6. The Wanderer (1993)
  7. Cameron (1993)
  8. The Mother Of My Child (1993)
  9. Lover and Deceiver (1994)
  10. Nothing But Trouble (1994)
  11. The Tender Trap (1996)
  12. A Child Of Her Own (1997)
  13. Emily and the Stranger (1998)
  14. Lone Wolf’s Lady (1998)
  15. In the Arms of a Hero (2000)
  16. Her Secret Weapon (2000)
  17. Every Move She Makes (2001)
  18. What She Doesn’t Know (2002)
  19. The Rebel’s Return (2002)
  20. Faith, Hope and Love (2002)
  21. Check Mate (2004)
  22. Sanctuary (2007)
  23. Most Likely to Die (With: Lisa Jackson,Wendy Corsi Staub) (2007)
  24. If Looks Could Kill (2011)
  25. The Right Wife (2014)
  26. I’ll Be Watching You (2014)
  27. Just the Way You Are (2015)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Poisoned (2018)

Fortunes of Texas Books In Publication Order

  1. The Sheikh’s Secret Son (By:Kasey Michaels) (1999)
  2. The Sheikh’s Secret Son (By:Kasey Michaels) (1999)
  3. Expecting… In Texas (By:Marie Ferrarella) (1999)
  4. Million Dollar Marriage (By:Maggie Shayne) (1999)
  5. The Baby Pursuit (By:Laurie Paige) (1999)
  6. A Willing Wife (By:Jackie Merritt) (1999)
  7. Marry in Haste…. (By:Karen Rose Smith) (1999)
  8. The Expectant Secretary (By:Leanna Wilson) (1999)
  9. Shotgun Vows (By:Teresa Southwick) (1999)
  10. The Expectant Secretary (By:Leanna Wilson) (1999)
  11. Corporate Daddy (By:Arlene James) (1999)
  12. Snowbound Cinderella (By:Ruth Ryan Langan) (2000)
  13. The Heiress and the Sheriff (By:Stella Bagwell) (2000)
  14. In the Arms of a Hero (2000)
  15. Wedlocked?! (By:Pamela Toth) (2000)
  16. Hired Bride (By:Jackie Merritt) (2000)
  17. The Pregnant Heiress (By:Eileen Wilks) (2001)
  18. Lone Star Wedding (By:Sandra Steffen) (2010)

Raintree Books In Publication Order

  1. Sanctuary (2007)
  2. Inferno (By:Linda Howard) (2007)
  3. Haunted (By:Linda Winstead Jones) (2007)

Lone Star Country Club Books In Publication Order

  1. The Debutantes (With: Ann Major,Christine Rimmer) (2002)
  2. The Lawman (By:Martha Shields) (2002)
  3. The Marriage Profile (By:) (2003)

36 Hours Books In Publication Order

  1. Strange Bedfellows (By:Kasey Michaels) (1997)
  2. Ooh Baby, Baby (By:) (1997)
  3. For Her Eyes Only (By:Sharon Sala) (1997)
  4. Cinderella Story (By:Elizabeth August) (1997)
  5. Father and Child Reunion (By:Christine Flynn) (1997)
  6. The Rancher and the Runaway Bride (By:Susan Mallery) (1997)
  7. Partners In Crime (By:Lisa Gardner) (1998)
  8. Nine Months (1998)
  9. Parent Plan (By:Paula Detmer Riggs) (1998)
  10. You Must Remember This (By:Marilyn Pappano) (1998)
  11. Marriage By Contract (By:Sandra Steffen) (1998)
  12. Cinderella for a Night (By:Susan Mallery) (2000)
  13. The Christmas That Changed Everything (By:Marilyn Pappano,Christine Flynn) (2000)
  14. A Thanksgiving To Remember (By:) (2000)
  15. Very… Pregnant New Year’s (By:Doreen Roberts) (2000)
  16. My Secret Valentine (By:Marilyn Pappano) (2001)
  17. Partners in Crime Part 1 (By:Alicia Scott) (2014)
  18. Partners in Crime Part 2 (By:Alicia Scott) (2014)
  19. Partners in Crime Part 3 (By:Alicia Scott) (2014)
  20. Ooh Baby, Baby Part 1 (By:) (2014)
  21. Ooh Baby, Baby Part 2 (By:) (2014)
  22. Ooh Baby, Baby Part 3 (By:) (2014)
  23. For Her Eyes Only Part 1 (By:Sharon Sala) (2014)
  24. For Her Eyes Only Part 2 (By:Sharon Sala) (2014)
  25. For Her Eyes Only Part 3 (By:Sharon Sala) (2014)
  26. Strange Bedfellows Part 1 (By:Kasey Michaels) (2014)
  27. Strange Bedfellows Part 2 (By:Kasey Michaels) (2014)
  28. Strange Bedfellows Part 3 (By:Kasey Michaels) (2014)
  29. Lightning Strikes Part 1 (By:) (2014)
  30. Lightning Strikes Part 2 (By:) (2014)
  31. Lightning Strikes Part 3 (By:) (2014)
  32. Cinderella Story Part 1 (By:Elizabeth August) (2014)
  33. Cinderella Story Part 2 (By:Elizabeth August) (2014)
  34. Cinderella Story Part 3 (By:Elizabeth August) (2014)
  35. The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Part 1 (By:Susan Mallery) (2014)
  36. The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Part 2 (By:Susan Mallery) (2014)
  37. The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Part 3 (By:Susan Mallery) (2014)
  38. Marriage by Contract Part 1 (By:Sandra Steffen) (2014)
  39. Marriage by Contract Part 2 (By:Sandra Steffen) (2014)
  40. Marriage by Contract Part 3 (By:Sandra Steffen) (2014)
  41. Father and Child Reunion Part 1 (By:Christine Flynn) (2014)
  42. Father and Child Reunion Part 2 (By:Christine Flynn) (2014)
  43. Father and Child Reunion Part 3 (By:Christine Flynn) (2014)
  44. Nine Months Part 1 (By:Alicia Scott) (2014)
  45. Nine Months Part 2 (By:Alicia Scott) (2014)
  46. Nine Months Part 3 (By:Alicia Scott) (2014)
  47. The Parent Plan Part 1 (By:Paula Detmer Riggs) (2014)
  48. The Parent Plan Part 2 (By:Paula Detmer Riggs) (2014)
  49. The Parent Plan Part 3 (By:Paula Detmer Riggs) (2014)
  50. You Must Remember This Part 1 (By:Marilyn Pappano) (2014)
  51. You Must Remember This Part 2 (By:Marilyn Pappano) (2014)
  52. You Must Remember This Part 3 (By:Marilyn Pappano) (2014)
  53. Lightning Strikes (By:) (2014)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. More Than Words, Volume 2 (2005)
  2. Sugar and Spice (2006)
  3. Wanted (2009)
  4. Love is Murder (2012)

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Beverly Barton Books Overview

Keeping Annie Safe

Dane Carmichael was the last of a dying breed a gentleman through and through. And he was the only man who could keep Annie Harden safe. From the moment he laid eyes on stubborn, beautiful Annie, he knew she would be his…
. Annie had never encountered a man so strong, so dominating, so absolutely infuriating as Dane. And never had she needed a man more. With a killer on her trail, Annie turned to Dane’s sheltering embrace. But give herself to Dane heart and soul? Never! But then, never was a very long time…

Murdock’s Last Stand

A MAN OF HONORAnd honor was the only reason well muscled former mercenary Aloysius Murdock agreed to be Catherine Price’s bodyguard. For Murdock owed Catherine’s father his life. But once Murdock laid eyes on his best friend’s beautiful daughter, he realized he would do anything for her .A WOMAN IN LOVECatherine knew better than to succumb to the passion Murdock clearly offered, for she believed in love and Murdock had given up on love long ago. Still, something in his heated gaze made her believe that the battle worn bachelor needed her. Maybe just as much as she needed him& 133.

On Her Guard

Sometimes love is the most dangerous game of all. As the powerful head of one of the strongest protection agencies in the world, Ellen Denby believed she was invincible. Invulnerable. Until she came face to face with the one man who made her remember what it was to feel. To love…
He couldn’t resist her, thogh he knew he could never truly have her. For anyone secret service agent Nikos Pandarus claimed as his own became fodder for his vengeful foes. But now that fate had brought this beautiful Ellen into his arms once more, he swore to protect her and hungered to possess her again. But would their passion come at too high a price?

Downright Dangerous

With a would be killer at her back, could Elsa resist the rugged embrace of her ‘Protector bodyguard?

Laying His Claim

Trent Winston had spent years trying to forget the only woman he’d ever loved and the tragedy that had torn their world apart. But now she was back in town, stirring up unwanted memories and unwelcome desires and demanding that he help her find the child he’d thought was lost forever…
. Kate Malone was a very different woman now strong and independent, but with the same innocent sensuality he remembered all too well. And the more time Trent spent with her, the more he ached to reclaim everything that had once been his starting with her.

Worth Dying For

Sometimes love is stronger than death…
Security agent Dante Moran can’t afford the luxury of love in his line of work, emotions can get you killed. Besides, he’s never recovered from the pain of losing his high school sweetheart to a serial rapist and killer. As far as Dante is concerned, his heart died the day he identified her body. But when he’s hired to protect Tessa Westbrook’s young daughter from a kidnapper, Dante is shocked to feel his long buried emotions rise to the surface. Tessa stirs something in him that he hasn’t felt since he was a kid…
something that makes him think she could become more than a client. But Tessa’s past is full of secrets…
and with a killer on the loose, Dante must decide if she’s Worth Dying For or a reason to live.

Dangerous Deception

Sometimes love is the most dangerous truth of all…
For Lausanne Raney, romance meant nothing but trouble. Once it cost her her freedom and her baby girl. Now she’s got a respectable life…
but desperately needs money to find her child. When she accepts an unusual offer from her wealthy employer’s daughter, she finds herself under deadly suspicion and the unwanted protection of security agent Domingo Shea. Bad enough the courageously honest ex Navy SEAL doesn’t completely trust Lausanne any more than she does him. But worse still, the instant electric attraction between them is impossible to resist. And the deeper their investigation goes, the more Lausanne struggles to convince Dom to leave her for both their sakes. But with a ruthless killer lying in wait, there will soon be no safe place for her or Dom to hide…

A Time to Die

Ten years ago, Black Ops commando Deke Bronson’s bullet left up and coming journalist Lexie Murrough paralyzed…
It’s taken years of painful physical therapy to bring Lexie back from the brink. And Deke is just grateful that she has no memory of his part in the incident that left her injured and him emotionally scarred. He’s tried to put the past behind him, leaving the military and joining the Dundee Agency, but he’s never been able to forgive himself…
When Lexie, now head of an international charity organization, begins receiving terrifying threats from the son of the dictator killed during that long ago operation, it’s Deke who’s assigned to keep her safe from harm. Maybe it’s fate’s way of giving him another chance, but falling for Lexie isn’t supposed to be part of the deal. And what if she finally discovers the truth?

Dying for You

It was the job of her dreams but it became her worst nightmare .

All private security agent Lucie Evans wanted was a fresh start and the chance to show Sawyer McNamara, her ex boss, that she no longer craved his absolution for a crime she didn’t commit. So when the offer of a trip to South America as the personal bodyguard to a billionaire heiress came up, Lucie jumped at the prospect of leaving the Dundee Agency behind. Then the nightmare began. Kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity, suddenly Lucie’s only hope of survival rested with the one man she never wanted to see again.

Sawyer had spent years convincing himself that all he felt for Lucie was contempt but with her life at stake, he was forced to face his true feelings. Though it may be a case of too little, too late. Because Lucie’s captor wouldn’t rest until she was silenced once and for all.

His Secret Child

PASSIONATE SECRETSOne sultry night many years ago, Sheila Vance became a woman in Caleb Bishop’s arms. And though he never knew it, Caleb became a father. Now the hard hearted bachelor was back in town, and Sheila fought the fiery attraction between them. For this time, Caleb had the power to hurt not only her, but also her precious child. When Caleb saw Sheila again, he wanted her back in his life and in his bed. But he suspected more than passion made her tremble beneath his touch and Caleb was determined to discover the elusive beauty’s every secret .3 Babies for 3 Brothers: There’s nothing like a secret baby to bring a brooding bachelor home again!

His Woman His Child

NINE MONTHS Hank Bishop had given Susan Redman the greatest gift the baby her husband hadn’t been able to give her. But soon after Hank became the sperm donor and fulfilled her family dreams, Susan was suddenly widowed. Now the rugged lawman felt duty bound to protect the pregnant beauty. OR FOREVER?He was the man she’d always loved the man she’d thought would never settle down. But when fate made Hank the father and protector of her unborn child, Susan soon dreamed of forever with the sexy sheriff . There’s nothing like a secret baby to bring a brooding bachelor home again!3 BABIES FOR 3 BROTHERS

Having His Baby

JAKE BISHOP WAS A DADDYThe thought shook the hard hearted cowboy down to his boots. But once he took his tiny daughter in his strong arms, he knew he would to anything for her . AND THAT MEANT MARRIAGEBut blue blooded beauty Donna Fields had some crazy notion that a rough edged rancer wasn’t the kind of daddy a little girl needed. Well, he’d show the stubborn new mom just what kind of man she needed one slow kiss at a time. And soon he’d be sharing his ranch with the two sweet little ladies who’d captured his soul . There’s nothing like a secret baby to bring a brooding bachelor home again!3 BABIES FOR 3 BROTHERS

After Dark

When A Shocking Scandal Exposes Southern Secrets As the blazing heat of summer gives way to sultry September, a shroud of suspicion settles over Noble’s Crossing, a sleepy Alabama town. Nothing is as it seems and never will be again. Lane Noble Graham stands accused of murdering her ex husband. And the one man who can help, Johnny Mack Cahill, vowed never to return to the town that scorned him or the woman whose love he knew he didn’t deserve. No One Is Safe From Cold Blooded Murder From the rusted out trailers on the wrong side of the river to the stately pillared mansions along Magnolia Avenue, everybody has something to hide but one secret could make Lane and Johnny Mack the next targets of a twisted killer, who’s struck once and is bent on striking again ‘A sizzling, sexy tale that grabs the reader by the throat and doesn’t let go.’ Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author

Killing Her Softly

New York Times bestselling author, Beverly Barton, delivers a sizzling tale of suspense about a Southern heiress who becomes involved with a renowned and seductive trial lawyer whose ex lovers are being murdered one by one.

The woman waits impatiently on her satin sheets. Her lover knows exactly how to satisfy her. But this time, he has something else planned…
something that will really take her breath away.

In the courtroom, defense lawyer Quinn Cortez has a reputation as a ruthless predator who always gets what he wants. In the bedroom, it’s no different. Quinn is an accomplished seducer with a long list of conquests. But now, someone has brutally slaughtered one of them, and Quinn has no memory of the night he was found in her home.

Annabelle Vanderley wants justice for her murdered cousin, and if Quinn Cortez swears he can find the true killer, she’s willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. But then another body is discovered…
and another…
each victim an ex lover of Quinn’s. Now, consumed by dread, Annabelle wonders just how close she may be to a twisted psychopath for whom pain would be the ultimate pleasure.

Close Enough to Kill

‘New York Times’ bestselling author Beverly Barton delivers a sizzling novel of suspense about a small town sheriff on a desperate hunt for a twisted serial killer that takes her to the edge of danger and desire. He’s their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts. From a distance, he admires them, desires them, despises them. And when he gets close enough, he kills them all. Adams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place where everyone knows each other but not well enough, it seems, because Sheriff Bernie Granger has a serial killer on her hands, a total psycho who stalks, woos, kidnaps and kills his victims. It’s Bernie’s first big case, a chance for her to prove herself to her new boss, former Memphis police detective Jim Norton, but it won’t be easy. This killer is uncannily smart. It’s as if he knows what Bernie’s thinking. And his next move is more than shocking it’s chillingly personal. A terrifying game is underway. A desperate hunt has begun. And a rookie sheriff is determined to stop a killer at all costs. But is she getting nearer to catching him or drawing far too close to his deadly flame?

The Dying Game

Play To Win…
It’s the ultimate game the adrenaline surge of the hunt, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. For in this game, the rules are simple: To win, you only have to kill. To lose, you will have to die…
Play To Scream…
The victims are former beauty queens found with a single rose beside their bodies. Lindsay McAllister has seen this signature before, when she was a rookie detective with the Chattanooga PD investigating the death of Judd Walker’s wife, a murder that sent the handsome lawyer off the deep end. Now, Lindsay has the brutal task of telling Judd that his wife’s killer has struck again, and she’s going to need his help to outplay their opponent because the killer is getting bolder, faster, and more ruthless. The game is escalating, and no one is safe. Play To Die…
Now as the body count rises, the rules are changing. A killer will do anything to win. And the only way for Lindsay to stop a madman’s twisted game is to play it herself…
New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton has written over thirty contemporary romance novels and created the popular ‘The Protectors’ series for Silhouette’s Intimate Moments line. This sixth generation Alabamian is a two time Maggie Award winner, a two time National Reader’s Choice Award winner, and a recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Adventure. She is currently working on her next novel of romantic suspense for Zebra Books.

The Murder Game

New Game
The game is simple he is the Hunter. They are the Prey. He gives them a chance to escape. To run. To hide. To outsmart him. But eventually, he catches them. And that’s when the game gets really terrifying…

New Rules
Private investigator Griffin Powell and FBI agent Nicole Baxter know a lot about serial killers they took one down together. But this new killer is as sad*istic as they’ve ever seen. He likes his little games, and he especially likes forcing Nic and Griff to play along. Every unsolvable clue, every posed victim, every taunting phone call it’s all part of his twisted, elaborate plan. And then the Hunter calls, wanting to know if they’re really ready to play…

But Winner Still Kills All…

There’s a new game now, and it’s much more deadly than the first. A brutal psychopath needs a worthy adversary. He won’t stop until he can hunt the most precious prey of all Nicole. And with his partner in a killer’s sights, Griff is playing for the biggest stakes of his life.

Cold Hearted

They all loved her. That was their mistake. Two husbands, her college fianc , an influential boss every man who gets close to Jordan Price
is made to pay in blood. And the list is growing .

The more investigator Rick Carson delves into the string of deaths from which Jordan has profited handsomely, the more convinced he becomes that he is dealing with a cunning, Cold Hearted, unstoppable killer.

Silent Killer

In A Town Full Of Secrets

To most people, men like Mark Cantrell are fine, upstanding pillars of the community, completely beyond reproach. But their killer knows better. They are sinners of the worst kind, and they must burn on earth before they burn in hell…

Trusting The Wrong Person

Eighteen months after her husband’s unsolved murder, Cathy Cantrell has returned to her Alabama home, eager to build a new life for herself and her son. But pieces of her past are everywhere–including Jackson Perdue, the town’s deputy sheriff. The spate of recent deaths–each victim burned in the same horrifying manner–leave Jack and Cathy in no doubt that a serial killer is at work, one whose rage grows more vicious each day…

Can Be Fatal…

Now as a twisted killer moves in for a final, brutal act of vengeance, buried crimes are coming to light once more. And this time, justice will be swift, merciless, and as silent as the grave…

Dead by Midnight

In Murder…
The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killer’s taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight…
And In Life…
In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it’s a joke. Then she gets a second note. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he’s drawn into a case that’s terrifyingly personal. Timing Is EverythingWith every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lorie’s will be the last name left on his list. Her only hope is to unearth a deadly secret before the clock runs out for good…
Praise for the novels of Beverly Barton’Masterful!’ Linda Howard, New York Times bestselling author on Cold Hearted’A powerful story that kept me up very late with all the lights on.’ Kay Hooper, New York Times bestselling author on As Good as Dead

Dead by Morning

The Darkest Sins He begins his work just before dawn, wielding a knife with the precision of a surgeon. Cunning and meticulous, he’s always in control. Mercy is not an option…
Will AlwaysMaleah Purdue is tough, outspoken, and completely dedicated to her work at the Powell Security Agency. But her fearless exterior shatters when a madman begins killing her colleagues one by one, mimicking a notorious serial killer already behind bars. Working alongside top profiler Derek Lawrence, Maleah will do anything to find the murderer, even if it means playing a psychopath’s twisted mind games. Come To LightNo one connected to the Agency is safe. No one is beyond suspicion. For as Maleah and Derek piece together the clues, they uncover a chilling legacy of lies and brutal vengeance and a killer who has been hiding in plain sight all along…

Dead by Nightfall

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Malcolm York is a sad*istic monster, guilty of unspeakable crimes. And with his endless wealth, he’s funded a series of depraved hunts. The few who survived can never forget. They can only be thankful the terror is over until rumors start swirling. Only stops…
Griffin Powell knows the twisted depths of York’s madness. He’s also sure that York is dead. But then Griff’s wife Nicole disappears, and the phone calls begin that familiar voice taunting him, promising to destroy everything Griff loves. When you die. Using all the resources of the Powell Agency, Griff searches for Nic, aware that every step propels him further into a madman’s web because the only way to keep Nic safe is to join one last perverse game in which the winner kills all and the loser is Dead by Nightfall.

The Fifth Victim

In Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee, deep in the Smoky Mountains, a victim lies sacrificed on a makeshift altar the gruesome work of a killer who has evaded the authorities in state after state. FBI agent Dallas Sloan knows the scene all too well just as he knows the killings won’t stop until there are four more bodies. Genny Madoc’s ‘sixth sense’ has brought many of Cherokee Pointe’s residents to her isolated log cabin, looking for help. But now it’s Genny who needs help from the disturbing visions she sees images that are getting stronger and more violent day by day. Thrown together by necessity, drawn to each other by desire, Dallas and Genny must band together, searching the darkest heart of a town’s hidden secrets before a twisted killer can complete a sinister plan that will make one of them The Fifth Victim.

The Last to Die

Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee has seen murder before, but nothing like what has claimed the life of Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton fortune. The crime is so vicious, so personal and filled with hatred, the authorities are certain it had to be someone he knew…
Someone hiding an unimaginable sad*istic streak behind a friendly facade. The number one suspect is Jamie’s former lover, Jazzy Talbot. But Jazzy knows she didn’t kill Jamie…
just as she knows she’s being watched, stalked like prey. And then the killer strikes again…
and again…
with the same chilling signature. With no one to believe her innocence except enigmatic drifter Caleb McCord, Jazzy plunges into a small town’s long buried secrets and shocking family sins…
each startling truth bringing her dangerously close to a killer determined to make Jazzy The Last to Die!

As Good as Dead

The victims are all found face down in the murky waters of the creek that runs through Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. They are naked, except for the black satin ribbon tied around their necks. And each murdered woman shares a single characteristic…
they are all redheads. Socialite Reve Sorrell has come to Cherokee Pointe seeking answers about her family history and her shocking connection to wrong side of the tracks Jazzy Talbot. With their stunning good looks and shining red hair, the two are mirror images of each other twins abandoned at birth and raised in very different worlds. And whoever left them for dead on a cold night thirty years ago isn’t about to let them uncover the truth now. As a serial killer leaves another chilling calling card in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Reye turns to Sheriff Jacob Butler to help her unravel the potentially deadly secrets of her past. But someone will do anything to stop her…
someone who won’t make the same mistake twice…
someone more cunning than she knows…
and closer than she ever could imagine.

Don’t Cry

Nowhere To RunThe crime scenes are horrifying: the victims arranged with deliberate care, posed to appear alive despite their agonized last moments and the shocking nature of their deaths. No Place To HideChattanooga grief counselor Audrey Sherrod moonlights for the local police. It’s clear to her, and to Special Agent J.D. Cass, that the murders are the work of a deranged serial killer. At first, the only link is the victims similar physical appearance. But then another connection emerges, tying them to a long ago series of horrifying crimes Audrey hoped would never resurface crimes that hit all too close to home No Time To CryEach grisly new discovery proves the past has not been forgotten, and the worst is yet to come. Audrey went looking for the truth and she s about to find it and it will be more twisted and more terrifying than she ever imagined. Praise for the novels of Beverly Barton Masterful! Linda Howard, New York Times& bestselling author on ;Cold Hearted A powerful story that kept me up very late with all the lights on. Kay Hooper, New York Times bestselling author As Good as Dead

Every Move She Makes

From Booklist Readers who like ‘hot and nasty’ romantic suspense will relish Barton’s contemporary and sexually explicit Southern gothic. For a judge, Ella Porter, the adopted daughter of a wealthy senator and his invalid wife, is pretty naive. She believes her parents’ lies about their happy marriage and at 30 is still living at home, waiting for undying love like theirs, until good looking bad boy Reed Conway is released from prison after serving 15 years for the murder of his violently abusive stepfather. Reed is obsessed with finding out who framed him for killing the man who had made his family’s life hell; meanwhile the real murderer, intent on sending Reed back to jail, starts a campaign of terror against Ella, making it look like Reed is at fault. When she confronts him, they discover that the unvoiced attraction they had for each other as teenagers has not abated. They also realize that they have to find the real killer, and events escalate steadily toward an exciting climax. Diana Tixier Herald Copyright American Library Association. All rights reserved

What She Doesn’t Know

From Booklist: At age 14, Jolie Royale was the sole survivor of a shooting that left her mother, aunt, and aunt’s alleged lover dead. Now, 20 years later, recovered from her physical wounds if not the psychological ones, she returns to Belle Rose Plantation for her father’s funeral. Not remembering who shot her, Jolie is suspicious of everyone, especially her stepbrother, Max Deveraux. When a lawyer friend reopens the case, the murderer becomes worried that Jolie’s memory will return, so Jolie finds herself in danger once again. Max, against Jolie’s wishes, sets himself up as her protector. The reader won’t be able to put down this dark romantic suspense set in the underbelly of the deep South. Fans of authors such as Lisa Jackson, Janelle Taylor, and Heather Graham will enjoy the shivers Barton, a popular author who has also penned 29 Silhouette romances, and who lives in Tuscumbia, Alabama, so deftly delivers. Shelley Mosley Copyright American Library Association. All rights reserved

The Rebel’s Return

LSCC Member: Dashing Bachelor Dylan Bridges Social Status: This judge’s son may be single, but this lady killer is searching for a certain Mission Creek socialite Method of Seduction: Boldly showing beautiful Maddie Delarue that he’s the man for her! Maddie Delarue didn’t know who was kissing her until Dylan Bridges the rebel she once lusted after whispered his name in her ear. Yet the magic of the moment was soon eclipsed when the body of Dylan’s father was found floating in the pond. Accusing fingers pointed at Dylan, who had just returned to Mission Creek, but the former bad boy claimed to have mended his ways. And as far as he was concerned, clearing his name was easy compared to proving himself a gentleman of substance in Maddie’s eyes.

Check Mate

Subject: Jake Ingram, world financier Family History: Leader of the Extraordinary Five siblings Deepest Secret: His quest to defeat the Coalition might be the Extraordinary Five’s undoing Financial genius Jake Ingram had always known he was different, a feeling that kept the handsome millionaire from getting close to others. And now the truth was out: He was one of the five genetically engineered siblings created by a top secret government organization to do its evil bidding. But Jake’s brilliant logic served him no good when he found himself in the hands of his enemy once again. His only escape was to gain the trust of Mariah Daley, an undercover agent ordered to brainwash him. But would Jake’s thirst for vengeance and fear of trusting others destroy them both and the family Jake had risked everything to reunite…


War with their archrival, the evil Ansara clan, is unavoidable. For Mercy Raintree, a war means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary the sacred Raintree home place deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so threatens to disclose her most prized secret one Mercy has kept to herself for six years.

As the solstice looms and the battle heats up, Dranir Judah Ansara gathers his forces, intending to wipe every Raintree from the face of the land. Including Mercy, whom he’s claimed as his to kill. Then he comes face to face with her and with her daughter, Eve. Will Mercy’s closely guarded secret change not only the outcome of the battle but also Judah’s own bitter heart?

Most Likely to Die (With: Lisa Jackson,Wendy Corsi Staub)

It’s been twenty years since the night Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at St. Elizabeth High School. It’s a night that shattered the lives of Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It’s a night they’ll never forget. A killer will make sure of that…
A 20 year reunion has been scheduled for St. Elizabeth’s. For some alumni, very special invitations have been sent: their smiling senior pictures slashed by an angry red line…
Three women have been marked for death. Tonight, as the music plays, and the doors of St. Elizabeth are sealed, a killer will finish what was started long ago, and the sins of the past will be paid for in blood…

If Looks Could Kill

The victims are all found face down in the murky waters of the creek that runs through Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. They are naked, except for the black satin ribbon tied around their necks. And each murdered woman shares a single characteristic…
they are all redheads. Socialite Reve Sorrell has come to Cherokee Pointe seeking answers about her family history and her shocking connection to wrong side of the tracks Jazzy Talbot. With their stunning good looks and shining red hair, the two are mirror images of each other twins abandoned at birth and raised in very different worlds. And whoever left them for dead on a cold night thirty years ago isn’t about to let them uncover the truth now. As a serial killer leaves another chilling calling card in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Reye turns to Sheriff Jacob Butler to help her unravel the potentially deadly secrets of her past. But someone will do anything to stop her…
someone who won’t make the same mistake twice…
someone more cunning than she knows…
and closer than she ever could imagine.

A Willing Wife (By:Jackie Merritt)

Dallas Fortune has always enjoyed his life of living alone, until Maggie Perez and her young son come to live on his land, leading Dallas to wonder if a family might not be what he has been missing.

Marry in Haste…. (By:Karen Rose Smith)

The Marriage One unbelievable night had left brooding bachelor Reed Fortune in one helluva compromising position in bed with another man’s fianc e! And in the morning light he learned that the beautiful stranger was his wife. Mallory Prescott the new Mrs. Fortune needed protection from the dangerous man she was supposed to marry. So the honor bound groom whisked Mallory to the safety of the Double Crown Ranch. Though their wedding was a fluke and their marriage a mishap, their attraction was undeniable. Along and in hiding, these newlyweds would discover whether their passion burned bright for just one night…
or forever. Membership in this family has its privileges…
and its price. But what a fortune can’t buy, a true bed Texas love is sure to bring!

The Heiress and the Sheriff (By:Stella Bagwell)

The horse that sideswiped Gabrielle Carter’s car as she approached the sprawling Fortune ranch left her with a blow to the head and no memory of being Miranda Fortune’s daughter. But that doesn’t stop the bighearted Texas family from insisting she recuperate at the ranch. Sheriff Wyatt Grayhawk isn’t sure what to make of this beautiful interloper. He can’t deny his intense attraction, despite his fears that she’s a con artist out to claim the Fortune legacy. Hidden in her belongings, Gabrielle has proof that she is the family’s long lost niece. And she’s not looking for money just a family to call her own. But her returning memory and the harsh accusations fired at her by Wyatt leave her angry, hurt and ready to abandon all her dreams…
including the sexy sheriff with whom she’s fallen in love.

Wedlocked?! (By:Pamela Toth)

The Fortunes of Texas Romance series.

Hired Bride (By:Jackie Merritt)

The Fortunes of Texas series by Harlequin Romance

Inferno (By:Linda Howard)

Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, from Nevada to North Carolina, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people. It will test their loyalties and relationships. And it will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before.

Haunted (By:Linda Winstead Jones)

Their name is Raintree. It’s more than a last name; more than a notation on a family tree. It’s a mark of destiny. Each family member has a special gift, an otherworldly talent. Gideon Raintree, a homicide detective, can harness electricity and talk to ghosts. He will need to wield gifts he’s kept hidden to solve his newest case a relentless serial killer unleashed by the dark Ansara wizards. But first he must deal with his reaction to Hope Malory, his alluring new partner. He’d never planned on love in the midst of battle. With evil lurking at every turn, Gideon and Hope are in a race against time to save their love, their family…
and their newly conceived child. ‘A love story, a mystery, an adventure Haunted has it all, and the plot moves at a lightning pace. Linda Winstead Jones has a magic touch with paranormal, and, yes, the pun is intended’ New York Times bestselling author, Linda Howard

The Marriage Profile (By:)

This exclusive Texas set country club, and the sexy bachelors who frequent it, are the hub of all activity in Mission Creek, Texas making this new continuity the hot purchase in romance reading each month!When Sheriff Justin Wainwright joins forces with ex wife Angela Mason to track down an abducted baby, it is with great reluctance. But when Angela’s dangerous pursuits make her a target for murder, Justin finds old feelings resurfacing, and he does anything he can to protect her.

Strange Bedfellows (By:Kasey Michaels)

Forced to take shelter together from the ravages of a dangerous storm, adversaries Sean Frame, a single father, and counselor Cassandra Mercer, who has been treating Sean’s troubled young son, discover unexpected passion in each other’s arms.’

You Must Remember This (By:Marilyn Pappano)

The true identity of amnesiac ‘Martin Smith’ and his association with mayor Olivia Stuart are discovered when he helps to solve her murder. But saving Juliet Crandall from the killer is another matter. Even if he can save her life, his feelings for her will undoubtedly get in the way of his desire to leave Grand Springs behind forever. In this last title in the ’36 Hours’ series, all is revealed.

Cinderella for a Night (By:Susan Mallery)

A masquerade ball is plunged into darkness…
A woman is poisoned…
A millionaire bachelor becomes a father…
As a blackout gripped Grand Springs, Colorado, CEO Jonathan Steele was having quite a night. First, Cynthia Morgan aka ‘Cinderella’ drank poison meant for him. Then his blackmailing half brother and sister in law were murdered, leavign Jonathan with his newborn baby nephew. In thirty six hours, Jonathan’s life had changed forever. Then grateful to be alive Cynthia offered to move into his home as a temporary nanny, a series challenge to Jonathan’s bachelorhood…

Lightning Strikes (By:)

While a blackout paralyzes Grand Springs, Colorado, Vanderbilt Memorial ER physician Noah Howell is thrown together with Dr. Amanda Jennings, the woman from whom he once walked away, as they struggle to save lives and, in the process, uncover old secrets and reignite the flames of romance.’

Sugar and Spice

Tis the season when anything can happen…
when passion sparks brightest…
and miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love…
The Christmas Stocking, Fern MichaelsPhiladelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood. Trouble is, Gus Moss has come home from California with his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected. Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in…
The Ghost of Christmas Past, Beverly BartonWounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn t have any reason to look forward to the holidays until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, he’s falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow…
The Twelve Desserts of Christmas, Joanne FlukeTake two lovestruck teachers. Add a dollop of conspiring kids. Place in a boarding school over Christmas break. And add a little help and eight, great recipes from amateur sleuth Hannah Swenson, and you ve got a romantic holiday tale that s sweet, delicious, and definitely served warm…

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