Belle / Josephine Books In Publication Order
- Belle / Belle and the Beau (2002)
- Josephine (2003)
Edge Books In Publication Order
- The Edge of Dawn (2004)
- The Edge of Midnight (2007)
Blessings Books In Publication Order
- Bring on the Blessings (2009)
- A Second Helping (2009)
- Something Old, Something New (2011)
- A Wish and a Prayer (2012)
- Crystal Clear (2013)
- Heart of Gold (2014)
- For Your Love (2015)
- Stepping to a New Day (2016)
- Chasing Down a Dream (2017)
- Second Time Sweeter (2018)
- On the Corner of Hope and Main (2020)
- A Christmas to Remember (2021)
Destiny Books In Publication Order
- Destiny’s Embrace (2013)
- Destiny’s Surrender (2013)
- Destiny’s Captive (2014)
Old West Books In Publication Order
- Forbidden (2016)
- Breathless (2017)
- Tempest (2018)
Women Who Dare Books In Publication Order
- Rebel (2019)
- Wild Rain (2021)
The Le Veq Family Books In Publication Order
- Through the Storm (1998)
- Winds of the Storm (2006)
- Captured (2009)
The Grayson Family Books In Publication Order
- Vivid (1995)
- Jewel (2008)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Night Song (1994)
- Indigo (1996)
- Topaz (1997)
- The Taming of Jessi Rose (1999)
- Always and Forever (2000)
- Before the Dawn (2001)
- A Chance at Love (2002)
- Something Like Love (2005)
- Black Lace (2005)
- Sexy/Dangerous (2006)
- Wild Sweet Love (2007)
- Deadly Sexy (2007)
- Midnight (2010)
- Night Hawk (2011)
- Hawaii Magic (2019)
- One Masked Night (2019)
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2019)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Prisoner of Love (2007)
- Homecoming (2015)
- You Sang to Me (2019)
- This Christmas Rivalry (2019)
- Rare Danger (2021)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Gettin’ Merry (2002)
- Cuffed by Candlelight (2007)
- Rhythms of Love (2010)
- Once Upon a Holiday (2010)
- Baby, Let It Snow (2011)
- Island for Two (2012)
- A Beverly Jenkins Romance Collection (2018)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Merry Sexy Christmas (2012)
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Beverly Jenkins Books Overview
After a grueling escape north, Belle Palmer is free, yet lost and alone. Separated from her father on the harrowing journey, Belle has nowhere to turn until she finds shelter with the Bests, the first free family she’s ever known.
For the first time in her sixteen years, Belle is able to express herself freely except where her feelings for a certain dark eyed young man are concerned.
Daniel Best is headed for great things. Educated and handsome, at eighteen he is full of the promise and dreams of his people, and is engaged to the prettiest if the most spoiled girl around. So when a bedraggled stranger arrives in his household and turns into a vibrant, lovely young woman, his attraction to her catches him entirely by surprise.
While Belle is determined to deny her feelings for him, Daniel is caught between his conscience and his infatuation with her. That the two belong together is undeniable, but that it could ever happen seems impossible.
Josephine Best has it all figured out. Just seventeen, she’s been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop and she refuses to be distracted from her goals. At least until handsome George Brooks begins to pursue her. Jojo isn’t looking for romance, but she permits George to call on her. Adam Morgan has always been a Casanova, and no girl is immune to his charm. But when he comes home wounded from the War Between the States, it’s a girl he used to call ‘Pest’ who’s turning his head. All grown up, Jojo is being courted by another soldier, and Adam knows it would be foolish to play with her heart. Even so, he just can’t get the headstrong lady off his mind. For her part, Jojo can’t deny her growing feelings for Adam. But he’s always been such a flirt he can’t possibly be serious about her. Besides, she has George falling all over himself to please her. As the war rages on, Adam’s feelings for Jojo grow stronger, but Jojo’s determination to resist him does, too. One thing is clear, though: Jojo is a girl who always gets what she wants, sometimes in spite of herself.
The beautiful daughter of a prominent Michigan doctor, Narice has never strayed anywhere near the wrong side of the law. Then her father is brutally murdered and suddenly federal agents are swarming around her like flies, making accusations about a stolen North African diamond. But before they can interrogate her, she is wrested from their grasp at gunpoint by a shadowy figure and Narice Jordan is on the run. But is this dark, good looking stranger who calls himself Saint her kidnapper or her savior? Narice knows nothing about any missing gem, yet there are two things she knows for certain: Only at Saint’s side can she find her way to her father’s killers. And she’ll have to trust this dangerous, ruthless, and deadly mystery man…
if she wants to keep breathing.
If she hadn’t been desperate, Sarita Grayson would never have made a deal with the devil.
That was only her first mistake…
The future of her neighborhood center and its kids is in jeopardy unless Sarita retrieves a fortune in diamonds for a gang lord. But when her escape is interrupted by a mysterious stranger, she makes her second mistake and bullets fly.
Catching a gorgeous black woman in the middle of his sting operation threw Mykal Chandler off his guard and into the path of a bullet. Now Mykal, as head of a covert government agency, is determined to find the desperate beauty who left him with a superficial wound, a million questions, and a deep, yearning desire to learn her identity.
Because Sarita has stumbled into something so dark and deadly, Mykal is her only way out…
On Bernadine Brown’s fifty second birthday she received an unexpected gift she caught her husband, Leo, cheating with his secretary. She was hurt angry, too but she didn’t cry woe is me. Nope, she hired herself a top notch lawyer and ended up with a cool $275 million. Having been raised in the church, she knew that when much is given much is expected, so she asked God to send her a purpose. The purpose turned out to be a town: Henry Adams, Kansas, one of the last surviving townships founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. The failing town had put itself up for sale on the Internet, so Bernadine bought it. Trent July is the mayor, and watching the town of his birth slide into debt and foreclosure is about the hardest thing he’s ever done. When the buyer comes to town, he’s impressed by her vision, strength, and the hope she wants to offer not only to the town and its few remaining residents, but to a handful of kids in desperate need of a second chance. Not everyone in town wants to get on board though; they don’t want change. But Bernadine and Trent, along with his first love, Lily Fontaine, are determined to preserve the town’s legacy while ushering in a new era with ties to its unique past and its promising future.
With the millions she received after divorcing her faithless tycoon husband, Bernadine Brown saved the historic town of Henry Adams, Kansas, from financial ruin and found loving homes for five needy children. Now there are other ‘projects’ crying out for rescue. If ever a town institution needed rescuing, it’s the beloved Dog and Cow diner. Once it was Henry Adams’s social center or gossip central! now it’s in danger of becoming duct tape central. But there are other distractions pulling Bernadine from the task at hand: a plethora of romantic entanglements, including her own with a disturbingly attractive Malachi July; a bitter young boy newly arrived in town with his widowed father; and a fugitive on the run with a six hundred pound pet pig that’s wanted for murder the pig, that is. And when Bernadine’s philandering, troublemaking ex husband rolls into town looking for a second chance, life in Henry Adams gets very interesting indeed.
The citizens of Henry Adams are starting to take bets will Lily Fontaine and Trent July finally tie the knot? All they want is a nice, simple wedding, but their well meaning neighbors are turning the no fuss affair into the event of the decade. Bernadine, the town’s fairy godmother, wants Lily to have a storybook wedding fit for a princess, and Lily’s nine year old foster son is campaigning to be town preacher so he can officiate at the ceremony. Trouble multiplies when Trent is called on to help a new family move to town, not to mention Lily and Trent’s task of blending their families together. With the bustle of the tight knit, and often tightly wound, friends and family pushing them to the breaking point, the couple begins to wish they’d eloped. But, as they’ll soon be reminded, happiness in Henry Adams is meant to be shared.
MARRIED FOR MONEY Raimond Le Veq needed to marry to gain his inheritance and restore the fortunes of the House of Le Veq, the proud Black New Orleans family whose wealth had been ravaged by the War Between the States. Still wounded by the double cross of the only woman he ever came close to loving, he gave the choice of bride to his mother. But he never be expected that she would pick Sable Fontaine the beautiful former slave he could not allow himself to trust again. FREED BY PASSION Betrayed and sold to a cruel neighbor, Sable did whatever it took escape. With the spirits of her royal African ancestors guiding her, she made a bold bid for freedom, and won. But along the way she had to hurt the charming Union Major Le Veq, who had romanced her and championed her. Now fate has brought them back together in a marriage of convenience. Can she convince Raimond she was never a Rebel spy, and that this time, she’d choose him above all else?
Archer Le Veq owes his life to the woman who rescued him from certain death at the height of the Civil War…
a woman known only as ‘the Butterfly.’ Now, in the dark, waning days of Reconstruction, he needs the courageous and beautiful former spy…
in more ways than before!
Zahra Lafayette thinks her days of intrigue are far behind her, until she is asked to go on one more mission. Posing as an infamous madam in New Orleans, Zahra must gather information to ensure the safety of the South’s freedmen. The last thing she expected was to see Archer Le Veq again. He is as arrogant as he is handsome, but there is something about this dusky and debonair hotelier that sends her senses singing. Zahra knows she will need to guard her secrets, but no peril awaiting her compares with the treachery of Zahra’s own heart for, Lord help her, she burns to taste the man and to lose herself in his powerful embrace.
She was the most irresistible treasure of all…
Dominic LeVeq, the most notorious privateer ever to command the high seas, has just Captured a coveted prize: a British frigate. On a dangerous mission against the Crown, Dominic should be thinking only of his ship’s safety. But the rebel captain is utterly entranced by Clare Sullivan, the stunning slave on board. Consumed by desire, desperate to have her, Dominic offers Clare her freedom in exchange for a forbidden night in his bed a night he assures her will be most pleasureable indeed. Clare believes that Dominic is nothing more than a seductive rogue used to getting what he wants. But she too feels a tantalizing passion between them, and so she submits to just one night of bliss. She’ll soon realize that Dominic has Captured more than her body. He’s Captured her heart…
and she doesn’t want him to ever let go.
It’s 1786 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania but she needs more than determination to face down handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove’s bull headed mayor. Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man. When the lovely dark skinned Viveca introduces herself he is speechless, then wants her back on the train and out of his town. It’s 1876 and women aren’t supposed to be doctors, men are. However he isn’t prepared for her stubbornness and fire, nor for the Vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.
A proposal she had no choice but to accept…
Though Eli Grayson is one of the most handsome, charming, and intelligent men in Grayson Grove, no one will take a chance on a confirmed bachelor. Unwilling to give up his dreams, Eli convinces his friend Jewel to pose as his wife. Their masquerade is to last just one night…
but when word gets out, Eli and Jewel must tie the knot to save his career and her reputation. Became a love she never expected…
Angry at being forced to turn her life upside down, Jewel never imagined that a white hot passion would consume her once she and Eli became husband and wife. Sharing a bed has turned their prim friendship into a sensuous love affair…
but when a woman from Eli’s past returns to stir up trouble, he and Jewel will learn just how far they’ll go to protect the precious gem of their newfound passion.
A Traitorous HeartCara Lee Henson knows no soldier can
be trusted to sty in one place and that includes
handsome Sergeant Chase Jefferson of
the Tenth Cavalry. Dallying with the dashing man in
blue could cost the pretty, independent Kansas
schoolteacher her job and her reputation. So Cara is
determined to repel Chase’s advances
even though her aloof facade barely masks
her smoldering desire.A Blazing PassionNever before has Chase longed for a
woman the way he ached for lovely Cara Lee.
The strong willed ebony beauty, however,
will not surrender easily. But with tender words
and soulful caresses, Chase intends to
conquer the reluctant schoolmarm’s misgivings
and teach her how to love fully, sensuously…
As a child Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark skinned beauty is a dedicated member of Michigan’s Underground railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn’t hesitate even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is the great conductor known as the ‘Black Daniel’ a vital member of the north’s Underground railroad network, but Hester finds him so rude and arrogant, she begins to question her vow to hide him. When the injured and beaten Galen Vachon, aka, the Black Daniel awakens in Hester’s cellar, he is unprepared for the feisty young conductor providing his care. As a member of one of the wealthiest free Black families in New Orleans, Galen has turned his back on the lavish living he is accustomed to in order to provide freedom to those enslaved in the south. However, as he heals he cannot turn his back on Hester Wyatt. Her innocence fills him like a breath of fresh air and he is determined to make her his, but traitors have to be found, slave catchers have to be routed and Hester’s refusal to trust her own heart have to be overcome before she and Galen can find the freedom only love can bring.
A Perilous PursuitKate Love is an ambitious young newspaper reporter on the trail of a railroad stock swindler who has been preying onelderly Blacks. Her investigation points to Rupert Samuels, one of the wealthiest and most eligible black men in the east, but her covert efforts to get close enough to uncover thegoods on him bring her to the brink of becoming his wife.A Promise of PleasureSnatched from the altar by Dix Wildhorse, a Black SeminoleMarshal from Oklahoma’s Indian country, Kate has no choice but to flee with the daring knight her father sent to rescueand wed her. Marriage had never been part of Kate’s plans, and she isn’t about to abandon her career to become thedutiful wife of a wild west lawman bent on wrapping her in his own protective cocoon. Determined to hold on to her independence despite the dark simmering fire Dix’s bronzed, muscled embrace ignites, she challenges him at every turn. Yet even as their battle of wills intensifies, the heat of their passion blazes with unmatched fury…
a wildfire of lovethat can only be answered in the sweet ecstasy of surrender.
No Man Could Tame HerJessi Rose Clayton would do anything to keep the family ranch from falling into the wrong hands even agree to take on a rough and tumble outlaw as her protector. With his rugged, handsome face and muscular bronze body, Griffin Blake can draw a sigh from a lady’s lips almost as fast as his strong, sculpted arm can draw a gun from its holster. But Jessi Rose has no intentions of falling for his charms. No, her relationship with him is strictly business. Until He Came AlongRobbing the railroad is Griffin Blake’s game, but he has no choice. Either he agrees to help Jessi Rose or he gets sent back to jail so he arrives at the ranch ready to help the ornery female protect her land. But underneath Jessi’s all business exterior is a femininity she’s kept hidden for far too long making Griffin think it might be time to tame this wild Texas rose.
A desperate need Sassy Grace Atwood never expected to find her proper self accidentally tumbling into a stranger’s bed. If she weren’t desperate for a man to lead a wagon train of brides to a woman starved town out West, she never would have gone near Jackson Blake former lawman or not. She should send the ruggedly charming Texan packing…
only he’s perfect for the job. Now if her mind would just stop going blank every time she looked at him, they might get this train to Kansas yet.A comsuming passion What’s a man to do when a beautiful woman leans over his bed in the middle of the night? Come to think of it, that was the only time Blake’s ever seen the straitlaced Miss Atwood the least bit ruffled. He’s certain that beneath her buttoned up appearance lies a passionate woman aching to break free. But though Blake longs to take her in his arms, all he can offer Grace is a life on the run. And when the demons from his past catch up with them, Blake is couaght between the ties that bind and a love that could last…
Always and Forever.
Leah Barnett can’t believe how far fate has carried her: from Boston to the towering Colorado Rockies…
and into the life of an angry, ruggedly sexy man. Ryder Damien is not about to welcome this beauty with open arms, however, especially since Leah was the one who won the affection of Ryder’s late father and now may inherit, his considerable wealth. But when she stands before him in the flesh proud, vulnerable, and intoxicatingly lovely desire replaces hatred in Ryder’s heart. Yet can passion survive this wild land and its dangerous men…
and the most breathtaking peril: untamed love?
The Marrying Kind…
Loreli Winters never imagined she’d end up a ‘mail order bride’ in middle of nowhere Kansas until the two adorable orphan nieces of a dusky dream named Jake Reed beg her to be their new ‘mama.’ And one look at the dark, devastatingly handsome man is enough to entice her to abandon her California plans and stay put for a while in this one horse frontier town. Strong, sensible Jake was hoping for a wife to help him raise his girls, but Loreli may be more than he can handle. He can’t stop wondering what it would be like to hold the fiery enchantress close and kiss her deeply. Surely he could never compete with the sophisticated gents she has known, yet he intends to try. But will his honest passion be enough to take a chance on a long shot called love?
Blackboard bestselling author Beverly Jenkins delivers another lush historical novel featuring brothers that were first introduced in her award winning novel Always and Forever. This is the story that readers have been waiting for. He was a wanted man. But no one wanted him more than she did. Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Olivia Sterling flees Chicago and heads west. She dreams of setting up her own seamstress shop in Henry Adams, a small all Black town in Kansas. But her plans are derailed when her train is robbed by Neil July and his notorious band of outlaws. Neil is enchanted by the headstrong and lovely Olivia. No woman has ever set his blood on fire before, and he suspects no other woman ever will. When they meet again, Olivia is the town’s newly elected mayor and Neil is still the wanted outlaw. With bounty hunters on his trail, he would be wise not to linger, yet he can’t seem to leave her. Will Neil be able to convince Olivia to ride off into the sunset with him? Or will he finally lay down his guns for love?
The last thing Lacy Green needs is trouble and handsome Mayor Drake Randolph has ‘danger’ written all over him…
especially when ‘His Fineness’ accidentally runs her off the road. Despite Drake’s sensuous charm, irresistible magnetism, and unwavering determination to make amends, she’s thinking it might be smart to play it safe and keep her distance…
if only his lips weren’t so inviting.
But trouble comes from a different source when Lacy, as the head of Detroit’s Environmental Protection Department, launches an investigation into the activities of a ruthless developer. Suddenly, Lacy becomes a target, dragged down into a swamp of greed, corruption…
and murder. Now Drake Randolph might be the only one in Motown who can keep Lacy alive…
Wearing her shades, a black Stetson, and snakeskin cowboy boots, security agent Maxine ‘Max’ Blake is the baddest thing walking. Ex marine, ex cop, and a whole lotta ‘tude, Max doesn’t have time for anything but her job. Her latest assignment: to protect Dr. Adam Gary. Her problem: he doesn’t want her there. Adam wants to focus on his work, not to be distracted by this tall, sexy woman. A foiled kidnapping attempt may have forced him to take an undercover agent into his household, but no one said anything about the agent being a woman, or that she’d be beautiful, or that she came with two monster rottweilers. How is he supposed to concentrate on his top secret project that could revolutionize the world when all he can think about is her smooth, coffee colored skin and those long, lean legs? But as danger nips at their heels, love may be a distraction neither of them will live to enjoy…
Teresa July has led a hard life, but now she has a chance to put her train robbing past behind her. Armed with a new job as a cook to one of Philadelphia’s elite families, Teresa is determined to start her life anew, and nothing not even her boss’s stuck up and far too handsome son is going to stand in her way.
Madison Nance is sick of his mother taking in women from the wrong side of the tracks, just to see them turn on her generosity. That’s why it’s up to him to keep a close eye on Teresa’s every move. At least, that’s the only logical explanation for why he can’t get the young woman out of his mind.
But when a woman from Madison’s past threatens Teresa’s future, the two reluctant lovers must join forces is they’re ever going to have a chance at happiness.
Though her Lexus may be broken down on the California freeway, Jessi Teresa Blake is no damsel in distress. Rich, smart, and beautiful, JT, or ‘Lady Blake,’ as she is called, is one of the toughest sports agents around. She’s negotiated megabucks contracts for every superstar in the business, and only the most confident of men can match wits with her. Men like Reese Anthony, the impossibly sexy trucker who gives her a lift back to Oakland.
In a time of peril, she fears nothing except the forbidden passions of her heart. In Boston, revolution is in the wind yet none would ever suspect Faith Kingston of treason. But under cover of darkness, the beautiful daughter of a Tory tavern owner becomes the notorious spy Lady Midnight, passing valuable secrets to the rebels. Dedicated to fighting British tyranny, she ll let nothing distract her until a dark, mesmerizing stranger enters her life. A reckless, worldly adventurer, Nicholas Grey has returned to troubled Massachusetts seeking revenge for the death of his rebel father. He suspects a local innkeeper, but it’s the man s breathtaking, ebony skinned daughter who has truly captured his interest. Nicholas burns for the sensuous, secretive lady and Faith cannot mask her own blazing desires. But when destiny unites their causes, the passion that draws Midnight into Nicholas s arms is as dangerous as it is glorious and it could spell disaster for them both.
Four of today’s hottest romance writers invite you to come home for the holidays, where the spicy smells from the kitchen, the warm embrace of family, and the gifts of Kwanzaa are just the beginning of a magical season filled with true love and sensual delights…
Be careful what you wish for. That’s the lesson a fine brother with a wounded heart learns when an eccentric old woman grants him a wish for true love if he’s not too blind to see it in Francis Ray’s The Wish. Beverly Jenkins spins a soul touching tale of a soldier reunited with the woman who deserted him as they discover that love isn’t just sweeter the second time around, it’s downright decadent in Homecoming. In Monica Jackson’s The Way Back Home, a biracial young woman sets out to spend Kwanzaa with the African American family she never knew and finds and extra gift in the strong, loving professor who wants to teacher her about her heritage…
and so much more. When a mild mannered high school principal battles small town prejudice over a Kwanzaa celebration, he fins an unlikely ally in a fiery woman from his past in Geri Guillaume’s moving story, The Seventh Principal. The love of a good man. The hope of a new family. The promise of a fantasy fulfilled. This soulful collection of holiday stories proves there’s more than one reason for Gettin’ Merry…
and they all lead straight to the heart.
What do a farmer in the past, a correction and police officer in the present, and a bounty hunter in the future have in common? A desire that won’t abide by the rules of engagement. Cuffed by Candlelight is four erotic tales of women bound to uphold the law and obey the rules. But when desire and the rules clash, love and passion ignite with some handcuffs and a little candlelight.
Four hearts. Two stories. One melody of love. You Sang to Me by Beverly JenkinsSassy streetwise crooner Regina Carson is still dreaming of her big break. And when Jamal Watts hears the stunning songbird, he’s ready to sign her to his label. The love burned producer isn’t prepared for the passion Regina unleashes in him. Suddenly they’re both hitting all the right notes. But Regina isn’t ready to trust her heart unless this gorgeous, caring man can show her how, together, they can make the most beautiful music of all . Beats of My Heart by Elaine OvertonRayne Philips worked hard to turn her jazz club into the hottest downtown scene in the city. But her latest hire hot young guitarist Tristan Daniels is throwing off her rhythm. Tristan’s star is on the rise and he wants to make more than sweet music with the sultry club owner. Can the mixed medley of the past turn into a brand new tempo the tempo of love?
No matter what the thermostat says, the holidays can be the hottest time of year when you’re curled up with these unforgettably sexy stories from three of romance’s most sizzling talents . Holiday Heat by Beverly Jenkins For Eve Clark, winter usually means long cold nights spent alone, until she’s persuaded to attend a masked ball. Abandoning her inhibitions, she shares a blissful tryst with a mysterious partner. Though she runs from their hotel room the next morning, Leyton Palmer is determined to track Eve down and show her that the night neither can forget was only the start of something sensational . Candy Christmas by Adrianne ByrdPeace on earth and goodwill to all men? Not if the man in question is drop dead sexy Montel Starks, Candy Lahane’s competitor since he started at their ad agency a year ago. But on a business trip to Europe, rivalry gives way to a red hot, explosive affair that makes Candy realize that what she really wants for Christmas is right in front of her, just waiting to be unwrapped . Chocolate Truffles by Kimberly Kaye TerryIt started as an innocent drink with a stranger to celebrate her promotion. It turned into the most erotic night of Camille Jackson’s life. But the man she was sure she’d never see again is now her instructor in a two week managerial workshop, and Gideon Taber is making it clear that he’d love to relive every delicious detail of their encounter, again and again .