Society Books In Publication Order
- Second Sight (2006)
- White Lies (2007)
- Sizzle and Burn (2008)
- The Third Circle (2008)
- Running Hot (2008)
- The Perfect Poison (2009)
- The Scargill Cove Case Files (2011)
Burning Cove Books In Publication Order
- The Girl Who Knew Too Much (2017)
- The Other Lady Vanishes (2018)
- Tightrope (2019)
- Close Up (2020)
- The Lady Has a Past (2021)
Dreams Duology Books In Publication Order
- Dream, Part One (1988)
- Dream, Part Two (1988)
Colter Books In Publication Order
- Fabulous Beast (1984)
- The Devil to Pay (1985)
Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Books In Publication Order
- When All the Girls Have Gone (2016)
- Promise Not to Tell (2018)
- Untouchable (2019)
Dark Legacy Books In Publication Order
- Copper Beach (2012)
- Dream Eyes (2013)
Dreamlight Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- Fired Up (2009)
- Burning Lamp (As: Amanda Quick) (2010)
- Midnight Crystal (As: Jayne Castle) (2010)
Eclipse Bay Books In Publication Order
- Eclipse Bay (2000)
- Dawn in Eclipse Bay (2001)
- Summer in Eclipse Bay (2002)
Fogg Lake Books In Publication Order
- The Vanishing (2020)
- All the Colors of Night (2021)
- Lightning in a Mirror (2022)
Futuristic World of St. Helen’s Books In Publication Order
- Amaryllis (1996)
- Zinnia (1997)
- Orchid (1998)
Futuristic World of Harmony: Ghost Hunters Books In Publication Order
- Bridal Jitters (1999)
- After Dark (2000)
- After Glow (2004)
- Ghost Hunter (2006)
- Silver Master (2007)
- Dark Light (2008)
- Obsidian Prey (2009)
- Illusion Town (2016)
- Guild Boss (2021)
Futuristic World of Harmony: Rainshadow Books In Publication Order
- Canyons of Night (2011)
- The Lost Night (2012)
- Deception Cove (2013)
- The Hot Zone (2014)
- Siren’s Call (2015)
- Illusion Town (2016)
Gifts Duology Books In Publication Order
- Gift of Gold (1988)
- Gift of Fire (1989)
Guinevere Jones Books In Publication Order
- The Desperate Game (1986)
- The Chilling Deception (1986)
- The Sinister Touch (1986)
- The Fatal Fortune (1986)
Ladies and Legends Books In Publication Order
- The Pirate (1990)
- The Adventurer (1990)
- The Cowboy (1990)
Looking Glass Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- Quicksilver (As: Amanda Quick) (2001)
- In Too Deep (2010)
Lost Colony Books In Publication Order
- Crystal Flame (1986)
- Sweet Starfire (1986)
- Shield’s Lady (1989)
Vanza Books In Publication Order
- With This Ring (1998)
- I Thee Wed (1999)
- Wicked Widow (2000)
- Lie by Moonlight (2005)
Whispering Springs Books In Publication Order
- Light in Shadow (2002)
- Truth or Dare (2003)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Vintage of Surrender (As: Jayne Castle) (1979)
- A Moment Past Midnight (As: Jayne Bentley) (1979)
- Turning Towards Home (As: Jayne Bentley) (1979)
- Hired Husband (1979)
- Queen of Hearts (As: Jayne Castle) (1979)
- Gentle Pirate (As: Jayne Castle) (1980)
- Whirlwind Courtship (With: ) (1980)
- Whirlwind Courtship (By:) (1980)
- Maiden of the Morning (As: Jayne Bentley) (1980)
- A Passionate Business (As: Stephanie James) (1981)
- Sabrina’s Scheme (As: Jayne Bentley) (1981)
- Wagered Weekend (As: Jayne Castle) (1981)
- Right of Possession (As: Jayne Castle) (1981)
- Bargain with the Devil (As: Jayne Castle) (1981)
- Legacy (1982)
- Velvet Touch (1982)
- Stormy Challenge (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)
- A Man’s Protection (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)
- Corporate Affair / Corporate Desire (As: Stephanie James) (1982)
- Relentless Adversary (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)
- Dangerous Magic (As: Stephanie James) (1982)
- Affair of Risk (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)
- Spellbound (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)
- A Negotiated Surrender (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)
- Power Play (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)
- Renaissance Man (As: Stephanie James) (1982)
- Reckless Passion (As: Stephanie James) (1982)
- Serpent in Paradise (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Battle Prize (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Body Guard (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- To Tame the Hunter (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Price of Surrender (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Gamemaster (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Lover in Pursuit (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Raven’s Prey (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Conflict of Interest (As: Jayne Castle) (1983)
- The Silver Snare (As: Stephanie James) (1983)
- Night of the Magician (As: Stephanie James) (1984)
- Uneasy Alliance (1984)
- Gambler’s Woman (As: Stephanie James) (1984)
- Double Dealing (As: Jayne Castle) (1984)
- Call It Destiny (1984)
- Nightwalker (As: Stephanie James) (1984)
- Ghost of a Chance (1984)
- Man with a Past (1985)
- True Colors (1985)
- Cautious Lover (As: Stephanie James) (1985)
- The Waiting Game (1985)
- Trading Secrets (As: Jayne Castle) (1985)
- Golden Goddess (As: Stephanie James) (1985)
- Wizard (As: Stephanie James) (1985)
- Between the Lines (1986)
- The Ties That Bind (1986)
- Green Fire (As: Stephanie James) (1986)
- Twist of Fate (1986)
- Second Wife (As: Stephanie James) (1986)
- Midnight Jewels (1987)
- Test of Time (1987)
- The Challoner Bride (As: Stephanie James) (1987)
- The Family Way (1987)
- A Coral Kiss (1987)
- The Main Attraction (1987)
- Chance of a Lifetime (1987)
- Joy (1988)
- A Woman’s Touch (1989)
- Lady’s Choice (1989)
- Saxon’s Lady (As: Stephanie James) (1989)
- The Golden Chance (1990)
- Seduction (As: Amanda Quick) (1990)
- Surrender (As:Amanda Quick) (1990)
- Sweet Fortune (1991)
- Silver Linings (1991)
- The Wedding Night (1991)
- Scandal (As: Amanda Quick) (1991)
- Too Wild To Wed (1991)
- Rendezvous / Virtue (As: Amanda Quick) (1991)
- Family Man (1992)
- Perfect Partners (1992)
- Ravished (As: Amanda Quick) (1992)
- Reckless (As: Amanda Quick) (1992)
- Hidden Talents (1993)
- Deception (As: Amanda Quick) (1993)
- Wildest Hearts (1993)
- Dangerous (As: Amanda Quick) (1993)
- Desire (As: Amanda Quick) (1993)
- Grand Passion (1994)
- Mistress (As: Amanda Quick) (1994)
- Trust Me (1995)
- Mystique (As: Amanda Quick) (1995)
- Everlasting Love (1995)
- Absolutely, Positively (1996)
- Mischief (As: Amanda Quick) (1996)
- Affair (As: Amanda Quick) (1997)
- Deep Waters (1997)
- Sharp Edges (1998)
- Flash (1998)
- Affair of Honor (1999)
- Eye of the Beholder (1999)
- Soft Focus (1999)
- Lost and Found (2000)
- Smoke in Mirrors (2001)
- Full Bloom (With: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (2001)
- Carried Away (2002)
- Worth the Risk (2002)
- Falling Awake (2004)
- The Paid Companion (As: Amanda Quick) (2004)
- Wait Until Midnight (As: Amanda Quick) (2004)
- All Night Long (2005)
- The River Knows (As: Amanda Quick) (2007)
- The Man In The Mask (2007)
- Wildest Dreams (2013)
- Reckless Nights (2013)
- River Road (2014)
- Ruthless Love (2014)
- Trust No One (2015)
- Garden of Lies (As: Amanda Quick) (2015)
- Secret Sisters (2015)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Connecting Rooms (2014)
Ladies of Lantern Street Books In Publication Order
- Crystal Gardens (2012)
- The Mystery Woman (2013)
- Otherwise Engaged (2014)
- ‘Til Death Do Us Part (2016)
Lavinia Lake Books In Publication Order
- Slightly Shady (2001)
- Don’t Look Back (2002)
- Late for the Wedding (2002)
Rebels and Rogues Books In Publication Order
- The Private Eye (By:Dani Sinclair) (1991)
- The Outsider (By:Barbara Delinsky) (1992)
- The Private Eye (1992)
- The Last Honest Man (By:Leandra Logan) (1992)
- The Mighty Quinn (By:Candace Schuler) (1992)
- The Stormchaser (By:) (1997)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Witchcraft (1985)
- Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women (1992)
- Heart’s Desire (1998)
- Legacies of Love Collection (1999)
- Charmed (1999)
- Full Bloom (2001)
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Jayne Ann Krentz Books Overview
In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society’s prying eyes, would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist. And the alchemist s descendant her employer, Mr. Gabriel Jones had the eyes of a sorcerer…
After a night to remember, Venetia is prepared to cherish the memories of her romantic encounter and move on, but she is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jones s death in the papers. As a private tribute to her one time lover, she adopts the name Mrs. Jones and the guise of a respectable widow, and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to see beyond her subjects and capture that quality in her photography makes her photographs highly prized.
But her romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the bonds that tie them together include more than just the memory of passion; Venetia s special double vision has caught the attention of someone Mr. Jones is tracking someone who will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the wife of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key.
Now, as she introduces Gabriel about town as her miraculously back from the dead husband, Venetia must join him in a perilous quest to track down a dangerous opponent who manages to stay one step ahead. As they explore the darker, wilder underbelly of the modern, scientific Victorian world, they must see through society s illusions or this time, Gabriel Jones may not be coming from the dead, and neither may Mrs. Jones.
Relationships are challenging enough for most single over thirty women. For level ten parasensitive Clare Lancaster, they re a minefield. The elite few who know her secret call her a human lie detector, and any falsehood, no matter how subtle or well hidden, sets her blood racing. Over the years, Clare has come to accept that someone with her extraordinary talents is unlikely to find a suitable mate. And she’s even resigned herself to the fact that everyone, to one degree or another, hides behind a fa ade. Including her recently deceased brother in law. When Clare finds the body of Brad McAllister, the golden child of Stone Canyon, Arizona, the posh residents turn a suspicious eye in her direction. As Archer Glazebrook s daughter, Clare is shielded from the law, but not the gossip. It seems that meeting the half sister and family whom she did not know until seven months ago was a mistake. Now her father summons her from California to play a role in his business empire, and Clare doesn t intend on making the same mistake twice. But after meeting Jake Salter, Archer s business consultant, she is convinced that things aren t what they seem. Salter s careful conversation walks a delicate line between truth and deception, revealing and resisting. Something sparks and sizzles between them something more than the usual electricity between a man and a woman. Caught in a dizzying storm of secrets, lies, and half truths, Jake and Clare will plunge into an investigation that demands every bit of their special gifts. Together, they must overcome their mutual distrust in order to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder.
The New York Times bestselling author of White Lies presents her newest Arcane Society novel.
With more than 25 million books sold, Jayne Ann Krentz ‘excels at crafting superior, sexy romantic suspense’ Booklist, and with her Arcane Society novels written under both the Krentz and Amanda Quick names she has thrilled readers with paranormal plots and passionate love stories. In her latest novel, a member of the Society must recruit a reluctant woman to use her psychic gift against a powerful enemy.
When Raine Tallentyre made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities, her most recent romantic relationship came to a hasty end. Her Aunt Vella, a gifted but troubled soul, had told her years ago to keep her talents a secret. And now that poor Aunt Vella her last blood relative has died, Raine has resigned herself to a lonely life.
But when she journeys to Shelbyville, Washington, to clear out Aunt Vella’s house, Raine’s highly developed sensitivity leads her to a horrifying discovery: a young woman bound and terrified in a baseme*nt storage locker. The victim has survived, but the culprit is still on the loose. Without warning, a new man enters Raine’s life investigator Zack Jones. Surprisingly, Zack isn’t repelled by her powers: in fact, he has them himself. While Raine hears voices, Zack sees visions and within hours of their meeting, Raine experiences an intense, thrilling intimacy mental, emotional, and physical she never dared to expect.
There’s one complication, however: Zack Jones is working for the Arcane Society. This secret organization, dedicated to the study of paranormal phenomena, shattered Raine’s family with an act of betrayal long ago, and she’s not about to trust them now. But as a killer makes her his target, and a cabal of psychic criminals known as Nightshade operates in the shadows surrounding them, Raine and Zack must rely not only on their powerful abilities but on each other…
From the author who also hits bestseller lists under the names Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, this is a delightful new caper filled with suspense and wit and the steamy Victorian passion her devoted readers love.
Leona Hewitt, disguised in men’s formal evening clothes, has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridge s private museum to recover a relic stolen from her family years ago. But someone else is there in the dimly lit gallery, on the same errand: a tall, black cloaked man whose very voice is enough to put her in a trance.
Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with powerful psychic energy, is accustomed to fearful reactions from others women in particular. After all, a man who can control the minds and actions of others could rob a lady of her virtue without her ever knowing! But Leona shows no trace of hysteria in his presence. A force to be reckoned with as both a gifted crystal worker and a woman, she exerts a rather hypnotic power over the hypnotist himself. And she is determined to keep the crystal they recovered, by giving him the slip at a run down London inn.
Thaddeus, on assignment for the secretive Arcane Society, knows the menace Leona is courting by absconding with the crystal. It is a source of remarkable energy, and it holds the potential for great destruction. Lord Delbridge has already killed two men to acquire it, for it is his key to membership in the elite, shadowy group known as The Third Circle. And with the help of a seductive hunter of preternatural skill, dubbed The Midnight Monster by the press, Delbridge intends to find her. With the stolen crystal in their possession, the danger is only beginning.
Victorian London holds many secrets. But none are so closely guarded as those of the shadowy Arcane Society. In her suspenseful new novel, New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick delves into this underworld of passion, greed, and powers that lie beyond this realm…
P lagued by rumors that she poisoned her fianc , Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: She can detect almost any type of poison, especially ones that have their origins in the botanical kingdom.
But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern. So rare, in fact, that only one specimen exists in all of England and it was stolen from her conservatory just last month.
To keep her name out of the inquest and to find the murderer, Lucinda hires fellow Arcane Society member Caleb Jones who runs a psychical investigation agency. A descendant of the founder of the Society, Jones is very skillful at protecting its secrets and frighteningly good getting at the truth. Immediately, Lucinda senses both a raw power and an undeniable intensity in the imposing man.
But as a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between Caleb and Lucinda, they are drawn into the dark heart of a deadly conspiracy that can be traced to the early days of the Arcane Society and to a legacy of madness that could plunge Caleb into the depths of his own tortured soul…
The warrior died at her feet, his blood running out of the cave entrance and mingling with the waterfall. With his last breath he cursed the woman told her that her spirit would remain chained in the cave forever until a child was created and born there…
So goes the ancient legend of the Chained Lady and the curse that bound her throughout the ages until destiny brings Diana Prentice and Colby Savagar together. Suddenly, they are both haunted by dreams that link past and present, while their waking hours are filled with danger. But it is only when Colby, Diana’s modern day warrior, learns to love can these dark forces be vanquished. Only then can Diana set the Chained Lady free…
Book Description The powerful and reclusive Coppersmith family have lived on the cliffs above Copper Beach for years but no one has discovered their hidden secret, until now…
Product Description Within the pages of very rare books, some centuries old, lie the secrets of the paranormal. Abby Radwell’s unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes and sometimes has taken her into dangerous territory. After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and rumours swirl that an old alchemical text known as The Key has reappeared on the black market. Convinced she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard, she hires Sam Coppersmith, an expert in paranormal crystals and amber. Passion flares immediately between them, though neither entirely trusts the other. But when it comes to dealing with a killer with paranormal talents and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code no one is safe. About the Author Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes historical and futuristic fiction under the pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle respectively, has more than fifty NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers under various pen names; more than twenty five million copies of her books are in print. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
The New York Times bestselling author presents her latest Arcane Society novel and introduces the first book in the Dreamlight Trilogy the story of a curse that spans generations, and the love that can heal it…
More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsessionfueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man’s decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations.
Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts just the beginning, he believes of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can’t do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the gift to read the lamp’s dreamlight.
Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. Her talents for finding objects and accessing dream energy are what will save him, but their sudden and powerful sexual pull threatens to overwhelm them both. Danger surrounds them, and it doesn’t take long for Chloe to pick up the trail of the missing lamp. And as they draw closer to the lamp, the raw power that dwells within it threatens to sweep them into a hurricane of psychic force.
In this second novel of the Dreamlight Trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick, psychic power and passion collide as a legendary curse comes to a burn…
The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Nicholas Winters’s efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation of male descendents who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents and the curse of madness. Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even has he arranges a meeting with the mysterious woman Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession. But their dangerous psychic experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart if death doesn’t take them together.
Adam Winters has enough responsibility as the new head of the local Ghost Hunter Guild without being saddled with the family curse. He’s convinced his recent nightmares and hallucinations will lead to him becoming a psychic rogue – unless he can find a stolen relic and a woman who can read dreamlight. Marlowe Jones rides into his life on a motorcycle and with a dust bunny at her side. Though a descendant of the rival Arcane family, she’s just what Adam needs: a psychic private investigator and dreamlight reader extraordinaire. Together, amid the glowing catacombs and steamy underground jungles of Harmony, Adam and Marlowe must break the curse, save the entire underworld – and fight a passion that could destroy them both…
Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. But this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape and rivalries as fierce as an ocean storm…
Their grandfathers hated each other. Their fathers hated each other. And as the next generation of Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hannah Harte a successful wedding consultant with a skeptical view of marriage remembers the long ago night on the beach that revealed Rafe as much more than just ‘that disreputable Madison boy.’ And Rafe remembers the heroic gesture that proved Hannah’s fierce spirit was stronger than any feud and saved him from near certain imprisonment. Now reunited by a surprising inheritance after years of living their separate lives Rafe and Hannah return to Eclipse Bay, and the hostilities that still divide, and bind, their families. And they are discovering something that is at once delightful and deeply disturbing…
They don’t hate each other. Not at all…
Nothing was ever simple between a Madison and a Harte. The feud that had divided their families still simmered. Now, only months after their siblings wedding, Lillian Harte and Gabe Madison are at each other’s throats. Successful CEO Gabe had insisted on becoming a client of Lillian s matchmaking service. And after five disastrous dates, Lillian is at her wit s end. If she hadn t already decided to close her business and move home to Eclipse Bay, Gabe would have been the final straw. But when she finds Gabe at her door demanding she fulfill their business contract, the sparks between them suddenly turn personal. Once again, Eclipse Bay will witness a showdown between a relentless Madison and an irresistible Harte…
In Eclipse Bay, the feud between the Hartes and the Madisons is legendary, but so is the flowering of relationships across family boundaries. Now, Nick Harte, dashing and handsome, finds a new love in art gallery owner Octavia Brightwell. Octavia is suspicious of men who are too charming, but finds herself falling in love with Nick, despite her efforts to forestall the pairing. Her suspicions are only part of the reason for wanting to go slow. In fact, Octavia is related to the woman who started the family feud in the first place, and fears that falling hard for Nick would only ignite the flames again. Octavia knows that her family’s past is best kept hidden. But her secret isn’t safe in Eclipse Bay and neither is her heart.
Amaryllis Lark is undeniably beautiful. She’s also one of the best psychic detectives on St. Helen’s, the earth colony recently cut off from the mother planet. A bold hunch leads her from a wild murder investigation into a red hot love affair with the rugged head of Lodestar Exploration, Lucas Trent and no power on heaven, earth, of St. Helen’s can keep them apart. This is the first installment in Castle’s futuristic series.
Rendered unmarriageable because of her psychic talents, Zinnia Spring, an inhabitant of the space colony of St. Helen’s, foresees a risky love affair with casino owner Nick Chastain, who is in the market for a society wife.’
Psychic romance novelist Orchid Adams has yet to meet her match on the space colony of St. Helen’s until an assignment with a lone wolf private investigator puts her mind and her heart on a collision course.
Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para archaeologist. Seriously stressed out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work in Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, a very low budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn t going well. Stuff keeps happening. Take the dead body that she discovered in the sarcophagus exhibit. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn t helping matters either. And that s just today s list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don t really heat up until After Dark. Wonderful futuristic romance. BookBrowser
Dear Listener: Welcome back to my other world the rules are a little different here. Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She’s working at that tacky, third rate museum, Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage her career in para archaeology and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumbles over a dead body and discovers that her lover has a secret past that could get him killed. Just to top it off, there’s trouble brewing underground in the eerie, glowing green passageways of the Dead City. Of course, all of these problems pale in comparison to the most pressing issue: Lydia has been invited to the Restoration Ball and she hasn’t got a thing to wear. If, like me, you sometimes relish your romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, join me for After Glow. Sincerely, Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Jayne Castle
Where deadly energy ghosts lurk in the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. Where dust bunnies prove to be loyal pets. And where a Ghost Hunter will discover that a woman’s heart is the most dangerous adversary of all Local Guild boss and powerful Ghost Hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask for the handsome, strong, and silent type. Maybe too silent. For when Guild secrets threaten her career at the college, Elly has to call off their marriage and leave small town life behind…
But starting over in the thriving metropolis of Cadence City isn t easy, especially when one of Elly s new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs beneath the streets. Cooper turns up just in time to help Elly investigate. And as the mystery deepens and dangerous ghost myths and legends come to light, Cooper makes it clear he intends to stick around and this time he s holding nothing back Praise for the novels of Jayne Castle: Paranormal fun. Publishers Weekly Superbly sensual and captivating. Booklist
Fleeing a lurid scandal, matchmaker Celinda Ingram arrived in Cadence City desperate for a new start. Known for her strong para resonator abilities, she is able to match up clients by reading their psi waves. It’s this talent that sets her body tingling when security specialist Davis Oakes shows up at her office.
A formidable psychic himself, Davis is trying to track down a powerful relic that Celinda supposedly bought as a toy for her pet dust bunny. Trying to wrest the ruby red object from the suspicious duo nearly drains Davis of the energy he ll need to keep his growing desire for Celinda in check and to keep her safe from those who will do anything to possess the relic
Everything is different underground. Just ask the residents of Harmony, a futuristic world where alien catacombs can lead you astray and where psychic senses spark out of this world passion…
Reporter Sierra McIntyre’s stories on Crystal City’s ghost hunters and their mysterious guild have earned her tabloid a bit of respect. And they’ve allowed her to clothe her dust bunny companion, Elvis, in rock and roll style. It helps that she has mega rez intuition to fall back on…
Especially when she interviews Ghost Hunter Guild boss John Fontana about the disappearances of retired, homeless hunters. She doesn’t want to trust the physically and psychically powerful man, but her senses and Elvis give her the green light. To uncover the conspiracy within his own organization, Fontana proposes…
marriage. And though it’s purely a business arrangement, there’s nothing pure about the attraction that sizzles between them…
Three months ago, Lyra Dore suffered a heartbreak and a hostile takeover both at the hands of the same man. A descendant of her ancestors’ fierce rival. Cruz Sweetwater charmed his way into Lyra’s heart and gained access to her pet project, an amethyst ruin. Then he took over the project and took off. When Cruz walks back into her life and requests a private meeting, Lyra convinces herself he’s there to crawl and beg forgiveness. Wrong again he just needs her help. With the project he stole from her. Five innocent men are trapped inside a chamber in the amethyst ruin, and Lyra is the only one who can reopen the door. Reluctantly she agrees to help. Then Cruz wants her to apply her talents to the rest of the ruin because no one else can work it. Lyra and Cruz are both harboring psychic secrets. Unknown and dangerous powers pulse within the amethyst ruin, and the closer Lyra gets to them, the more at risk she becomes. And now she must decide whether to trust her guts or her heart…
The island of Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately owned woods known only as the Preserve. Now, after fifteen years away, both Charlotte Enright and her teen crush, Slade Attridge, have returned. But will their psi talents and Slade’s dust bunny companion be enough to keep them from getting drawn into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve?
From the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Fortune and Perfect Partners comes a romantic page turner, now beautifully repackaged. Verity Ames had not seen the man who saved her life that night. Months later, when he appears at her restaurant, he awakens hidden passion and hides a mysterious secret that could destroy their new found love.
Jonas Quarrel was lean, sexy, and equally capable of quoting Renaissance poetry or wielding a dagger. Verity Ames knew Jonas was the perfect partner for an affair and that he was not the marrying kind. Before long he would be looking for new excitement, leaving Verity behind to run her gourmet restaurant in a California resort, hold on to misty colored memories, and wonder what she was going to do if she were pregnant with his child. Sure enough, her adventuring lover was soon off to an Italian villa rebuilt on a Pacific Northwest island. Jonas went to hunt for missing Renaissance jewels. Verity went along to snare a husband. A big, soft, four poster bed might be the ideal place to try out her lures! But in this ancient mansion of hidden passageways and mysterious perils, there were some deadly traps for those blinded by love unless Verity could help Jonas discover the most precious treasure a woman and man can find.
Katherine Inskip’s life is at a standstill: she is completely overworked, stressed out and indifferent to love not a great situation for a romance writer to find herself in. She desperately needs some R&R. A South Seas vacation complete with sun and surf sounds perfect. But relaxation is the last thing on the mind of the dashing owner of the island resort, and descendant of South Seas pirates.
Margaret Lark knew all about cowboys in pin striped suits: they were the heroes in her books. She’d never admit to fantasizing about the type of man much less acknowledge that she’d walked out on one. And Rafe Cassidy with all the powerful grit of a true cowboy is fantasy anymore!But Rafe is shooting for a different ending to their story. One year after their explosive breakup a breakup fueled by corporate intrigue, betrayal and bitter accusation Rafe once again stakes his claim on her heart. As ruthless and determined as a gunslinger, he’s not above blackmail to get her out to his Arizona ranch. For the final showdown.
In the New York Times bestselling author’s latest Arcane Society novel, a paranormal killer pushes an unlikely duo’s powers and passions to the limit. Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening’s events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she is rescued by a man she has met only once before, but won’t soon forget. Owen Sweetwater inherited his family’s talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on London’s women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass readers has led him here. The high society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider Virginia an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal, but Owen knows better. Virginia’s powers are real and they just might be the key to solving this challenging case.
When Fallon Jones took over the family business, he moved Jones & Jones headquarters to Scargill Cove, a secluded coastal town in Northern California. The Cove suits him just fine, as a confirmed recluse…
and as an investigator of the paranormal. The Cove is a hot spot, a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy, which might explain why the town draws misfits and drifters like moths to a flame. Isabella Valdez is used to changing apartments, jobs, even names and Social Security numbers at the drop of a hat – but this is too much. She’s been framed by some very dangerous men. They may be behind the disappearance of her grandmother. And now they’ve sent their thugs after Isabella. She would be dead if her gift of intuition hadn’t told her to run. So she’s fled to California – and found employment with Fallon Jones. It’s been only a few days, but Fallon doesn’t remember life before his new assistant. Isabella’s already organized his pathologically chaotic office, and she doesn’t bat an eye at the psychic aspect of his job. She’s a kindred spirit, sanctuary from a world that considers his talents a form of madness. The surest sign that he’s falling for her? He doesn’t even mind her cheery personality. But after a routine case unearths an antique clock infused with dark energy, Fallon and Isabella are dragged into the secret history of Scargill Cove. Next thing they know, they’re fighting for their lives in an abandoned underground lab – not exactly an ideal first date. Now their lives depend on the combined strength of their powers as they unravel a cutthroat conspiracy with roots in the Jones family business…
and Isabella’s family tree.
The last survivor of a proud heritage, coolly sensual Kalena embarks on a daring mission to avenge her family. A soldier called the Fire Whip is commanded to tame her, but instead he becomes the only lover to melt her frozen heart. Their love, born of fire and ice, must shatter the darkness that threatens their world.
Traveling side by side on a dangerous quest through the galaxy, Cidra, a fiery beauty, and Teague Severance, a handsome adventurer, find passion and desire amid danger.
Sariana was a cool, confident business woman, an outcast from the East determined to regain her rightful status. Gryph was an intense mercenary respected and feared throughout the opulent cities and savage frontiers of the West. But from the moment they met, fate made them one. Was it their destiny to be bound to a powerful force that both captivated and frightened them? When Sariana and Gryph join forces in a dangerous quest to save their world, their love is tested to its limits sweeping them into undreamed realms of shimmering, shattering ecstasy.
‘Soar upon the wings of imagination with the author as she takes us on a fabulous romantic quest to a faraway time on a faraway world.’ Romantic Times
Read by Janet McTeerTwo cassettes, 3 hoursBeatrice Poole knows enough about gothic terrors to have carved out a highly successful career penning ‘horrid novels.’ But now, the talented authoress finds herself in the midst of an ominous adventure that rivals anything she’s ever written. Her beloved Uncle Reggie is dead, and Beatrice suspects that he was murdered because of his interest in the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, said to give their possessor the most unnatural powers. To uncover the truth, she’s sought out a leading authority on antiques: the Earl of Monkrest, a man believed to dabble in the supernatural. And suddenly she finds herself joined in an uneasy alliance with a man who is as fascinating as one of the heroes in her novels. It takes five minutes in her company for Leo Drake to realize that he has never met a woman more stubborn, more infuriating…
or more likely to rescue him from boredom than the alluring Beatrice Poole. So when the daring widow insists upon hunting after a mythic treasure that’s lured many men to their doom, Leo refuses to let her go alone. Meanwhile, somewhere in the netherworld of London, a villain lurks, waiting for the couple to unearth the Forbidden Rings knowing that when they do, the day will be their last.
Take one independent lady’s companion. Add an enigmatic financier. Then mix in a volume of ancient lore and a ruthless killer and you have the recipe for Amanda Quick’s fifteenth irresistible novel. Regency England has never been more abuzz with scandal and peril than in this tantalizing tale, one that may end in matrimony…
or murder. It isn’t easy making a living as a lady’s companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That’s why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. But penning her own reference and hiding her spirited nature behind a pair of spectacles won’t keep her out of trouble for long. Her latest post requires her presence at a tiresome country house party, where the cream of London society has assembled, and where it’s downright impossible to avoid the advances of lecherous gentlemen. On one particular night, Emma has no choice but to duck inside a wardrobe to hide. Shockingly, the space is already occupied by none other than the legendary Edison Stokes!Stokes may rule his business empire with a steely hand, but he doesn’t have the heart to deny the desperate request of an old friend. That plea has sent him on the trail of an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party’s guests and he knows the villain is on the lookout for a highly intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman like Emma. Aware that she’s in danger, Edison resolves to keep an eye on her by employing her as his ‘assistant.’ But he soon discovers what several previous employers have learned the hard way. Hiring Emma is one thing, getting her to follow orders is quite another!For Emma, the new post brings exciting challenges, including unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit the merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams and even her very life…
Scandal is afoot and seduction is in the air in this, Amanda Quick’s sixteenth and most deliciously entertaining novel. Now the mistress of Regency period romantic suspense brings us a notorious widow and a man of mystery as they flirt with danger, fight temptation, and fall into the snare of desire and intrigue…
. Madeline Deveridge is all too aware of the whispers behind her back, the rumors that she dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed her crime. But Madeline has a far more pressing problem than being called the Wicked Widow. She fears that she and her beloved aunt are being haunted! And all the evidence points to one improbable culprit: the ghost of her late husband. Of course it is impossible, but Madeline cannot take chances. So she dares summon the only person with the power to help her uncover the truth Artemis Hunt. Brilliant, relentless, reclusive, Artemis has made it his business to keep much of his private life hidden. No one knows that he’s the owner of the Dream Pavilions, London’s favorite pleasure gardens, or that he’s a master of an arcane society. Curiosity brings him out on a fog shrouded night to meet the infamous Wicked Widow, but his amuseme*nt quickly flees when he realizes that Madeline has learned enough about his affairs to wreak havoc on his carefully ordered existence. He must secure her guarantee never to divulge his secrets to anyone, even if it means helping her track down a phantom. As soon as the bargain is struck, Artemis and Madeline find their arrangement complicated by a searing desire, and the frightening realization that the ghost poses a very real danger. Now they must plunge into a world of intrigue and ancient mysteries, where a tantalizing passion and a calculating killer will not be denied. She’s known as the Wicked Widow, for rumors abound that she dispatched her husband to the next world. But Madeline Deveridge has a more vexing problem than her scandalous reputation. Her husband’s ghost is haunting her! She must exorcise him, and turns to Artemis Hunt for aid. Owner of the Dream Pavilions, London’s favorite pleasure gardens, Artemis is no stranger to the exotic and the mysterious. So he agrees to join Madeline in her unusual enterprise, never expecting to find himself in the thrall of true passion. But the ghost is a real menace and intent on using Madeline for a deadly purpose.
Hired to tutor four orphaned girls at remote, ramshackle Aldwick Castle, Miss Concordia Glade is pleased to find her pupils both eager and bright. Indeed, they are bright enough to have noticed some oddities about their situation. Provided for by an unseen benefactor, they are surrounded at all times by hard eyed guards in the guise of gardeners and their previous tutor, she learns, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Stepping into this uncertain atmosphere, Concordia sees at once what must be done. The plan is daring in scope and execution, but with the help of her four students, the great escape stands a good chance of success. Of course, even the best laid plans can go awry…
and even the most independent, strong minded lady must occasionally accept an offer of help. During an investigation into a woman’s death, private inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself on the castle grounds and in the middle of chaos. The building is in flames. People are dead. And a woman and four girls are fleeing on horseback. A confirmed loner, Ambrose nevertheless finds himself taking Concordia and her students under his wing. His past has made him eminently suitable to protect them from the person behind the events at Aldwick Castle: a notorious London crime lord who will stop at nothing to destroy those who know his secrets. Their lives at risk, Concordia and the girls must remain safely in hiding until Ambrose is able to unravel the dark conspiracy. But if the girls have learned anything from Miss Glade, it is the value of curiosity a quality their teacher possesses in great abundance. She has never been one to sit back quietly and let others take care of her. As the danger circles ever closer, Ambrose and Concordia must work together to discover a way out of the darkness. In the process, they will learn a few lessons themselves about stubbornness, courage, and love.
Zoe Luce is a successful interior designer in the Arizona town of Whispering Springs who’s developed an unusual career specialty helping recently divorced clients redesign their homes, to help them forget about the past and start anew. But Zoe knows that some things can’t be covered up with a new coat of paint. And when she senses that one of her clients may be hiding a dark secret, she enlists P.I. Ethan Truax to find the truth. Working together, they solve the mystery…
and barely escape with their lives. But Ethan’s exquisite detection skills are starting to backfire on Zoe: she never wanted to let him find out about her former life; she never wanted to reveal her powerful, inexplicable gift for sensing the history hidden with a house’s walls; she never wanted him to know that ‘Zoe Luce’ doesn’t really exist. She never wanted to fall in love with him. Now, no matter how much she resists, Ethan may be her only hope because the people she’s been running from have found her. And just when Zoe dares to dream of a normal life and a future with the man she loves, her own past starts to shadow her every step and threatens to take her back into a nightmare.
Upscale interior designer Zoe Luce has found peace and contentment in Whispering Springs, Arizona. She has a thriving business, and she’s settling into newlywed life with private investigator Ethan Truax. The threat that brought Zoe and Ethan together is finally over, ancient history, or so Zoe believes. Very few people know of her uncanny ability to sense the dark secrets hidden within the walls of a house, and she wants to keep it that way, even from Ethan. But someone is stalking Zoe someone who knows all about her, and who shadows her every move. Is it the same person who is threatening her closest friend, Arcadia Ames, the only other person in Whispering Springs who knows the truth about Zoe? Or are Zoe and Arcadia getting tangled in a web spun by someone more dangerous than they could ever have imagined? As a private investigator, Ethan is paid to find the truth, yet he has secrets of his own that are better left buried. He can t let the threats to Zoe go unchallenged, although he fears that the truth may be a bigger burden than their still fragile relationship can handle. And Ethan isn t alone with his fears: instead of setting her free, Zoe dreads that the truth will only imprison her once more within her darkest nightmares, this time with no escape in sight.
Dynamic, intense, overwhelmingly masculine Luke Clinton knew exactly what he wanted and Jennifer Ingram soon found that he would stop at nothing to make her his wife.
Convinced that Phoebe Hampton who has arrived by accident at his cabin is merely another marriage minded female sent by his matchmaking aunt, Harlan Garand nevertheless lets this damsel in distress stay a while. Reissue.
A web of deception…
Honor Mayfield was about to walk into a trap. She thought that her chance meeting with Conn Landry was a fortunate stroke of luck. In fact, he had cleverly set her up a long time ago.
As a member of the Thoroughbred horse racing set in California, Conn was well respected. But Honor was about to discover the real man beneath the controlled exterior. Too late, she realized she was falling for someone who was seeking to avenge a Legacy of murder and betrayal. A piece of her past was mysteriously linked to Conn, and now they were tangled together in the web of deception…
New York Times bestselling author JAYNE ANN KRENTZ, writing as Stephanie James, delivers sizzling and compelling characters in a classic romance!Leya Brandon didn’t know what if anything she could believe of all Court Tremayne to
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Had she listened to a lover’s lies? Amy Shannon met Jase Lassiter at a seedy bar called The Serpent, and she should have heeded the warning in the name. This corner of paradise was beautiful…
A New York Times Bestselling Author Selena Caldwell tried to escape to a Utah resort, but like a jaguar stalking its prey, York Sutherland followed. Though York was a stubborn and demanding businessman, there was no way he was going to get the woman he wanted by turning her into just another corporate takeover. This time he’d met his match, a strong willed woman determined to triumph in the perilous hunt for love, no matter what the stakes.
Perhaps he was perfectly harmless. Then again perhaps he was her worst nightmare. When a shady business deal goes awry, Honor Knight is desperate to flee the U.S. with her life even if it means taking refuge deep in rural Mexico. Her captor has other ideas. Judd Raven has been hired by two men claiming to be her father and brother to hunt Honor down. Honor knows that delivery into their hands will mean certain death. Judd’s been led to believe she’s a compulsive liar. How can she prove to her kidnapper that these men are seasoned, murderous criminals? Judd’s just a cold blooded mercenary with money on his mind. Or could there still be a beating heart underneath that rugged exterior?
A New York Times Bestselling Author Their strong wills clashed from the moment the small plane crash landed in the desert. Lucas Kincaid, primitive male, dared to claim Jessica Travers with primal passion and power. Now that the nightmare was over, Jessie thought she could escape on a luxury cruise to Mexico. Relentlessly, Lucas followed, determined to transform her icy passion into blazing need, determined to prove she belonged to him…
Some men can be terrifying jealous, possessive and, ultimately, destructive. Abby Lyndon knows this all too well. Yet even after swearing off alpha males, she finds herself watching Torr Latimer and wanting him. Torr is reserved, contained and every inch the kind of man Abby thought she didn’t want. But when Abby receives threats of blackmail, he’s the only one who offers his protection. Will their alliance prove that he’s everything she expected or so much more?
To win big, she’d have to risk it all…
Dark, dangerous Jordan Kyle lived life on his own terms, setting his own rules and playing for high stakes. He’d moved through this world alone, and was satisfied to have it that way until he encountered Alyssa Chandler. By day Alyssa was a cool, controlled mathematical whiz, sorting through facts and figures. By night it was a different story. At night she became a creature of beauty and passion who was more than a match for Jordan. But were Jordan’s seductive caresses enough for Alyssa to take a chance on a future together? Only time would tell…
Jake Cavender wants Heather Strand on his terms, not on the terms this cool, calculating businesswoman decided would apply to their marriage. But when she learns he’s deceived her, she walks. Later, forced to admit to herself that she truly does love him, this modern woman must choose between her head and her heart between her dreams and her desires.
Anne Silver’s brother had been working to expose a clever ring of swindlers when he was struck down by a car a clear case of attempted murder. Now Anne s determined to finish what her brother started. But she can t do it without the help of ex CIA agent Julian Aries, a man who once betrayed her. With Julian as an unwilling conspirator, the couple goes undercover to face ghosts old and new an unsolved murder and a clever gang of fake psychics. But as Anne and Julian put their lives on the line, the icy chill of danger and a powerful desire they can no longer deny force them to confront the greatest unsolved mystery of all…
their unlikely love. A master of the genre…
nobody does it better! Romantic Times
A New York Times Bestselling Author Cole Stockton had a will of steel and a raw determination to go after what he wanted including Kelsey Murdock. He’d invaded her life, assaulting her with his sensuality, tempting her to be reckless. She sensed something dangerous about the man in the secrets he refused to share, the past that still haunted him, the coiled tension that denied intimacy. For Cole, the past was a closed door. For Kelsey, that meant too many questions and no answers.
Premiering August 8 on The Movie Channel as a major motion picture, ‘The Waiting Game‘ is the unbeatable story of two lovers caught in an intriguing and passionate adventure amidst the search for a mysterious cache of gold and the missing man who alone knows its location. The movie will run throughout the month of August and will be prominently featured in future months.
Emelina Stratton was desperate to save her brother’s life. Desperate enough to ask mafia chieftain in hiding Julian Colter for help. The man, shrouded in mystery and with lethal good looks, said yes. For a price, of course. Emmy would have The Devil To Pay. Especially since she was what Julian demanded in return.
Intellectual Sophia Bennett knew what kind of man she wanted: a rugged cowboy. And in Texas they were everywhere! So why couldn’t she take her eyes off brilliant professor Max Travers? He was a Wizard in mathematics who surely made love by the numbers. Yet every inch of him no Stetson, no dusty boots added up to dangerously sexy.
A mutually beneficial arrangement…
with potential for endless passion! Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who’d been hurt in love before. It wasn’t love and they were both OK with that. But the heat in Grey’s eyes told Amber there was more to this passionless marriage than he was revealing and soon Amber yearned to feel the things she vowed she would never risk again…
She watched him with a curiosity that led to attraction. Finally Shannon Raine decides to stop speculating about her dark, brooding neighbor on California’s rugged Mendocino coastline and just introduce herself. But the last thing she expects to find in this enclave of artists and writers is a Silicon Valley mogul. Garth Sheridan is cool, sensual and intriguing. And immediately Shannon knows the passion that flares between them will become intense and all consuming. But the more intimate their desire becomes, the more Garth’s life seems hidden from Shannon. She longs to understand this man and the other life he leads, far from the scenic haven they share. Somehow she has to convince Garth that he can trust her with the part of him that rules the ruthless, high stakes arena of big money and corporate power. For only then can their two worlds become one.
Cloistered as a faculty member at a small college, beautiful Hannah Jessett can almost forget her family heritage. Few know she’s the niece of Elizabeth Nord, the legendary anthropologist who stunned the world with her revolutionary work until her aunt dies, leaving Hannah in sole possession of her priceless unpublished journals. But Hannah has other matters to contend with. Her brother’s company is about to be destroyed by Gideon Cage, a wealthy entrepreneur with a notorious reputation in the boardroom…
and the bedroom. When she confronts Gideon, all she sees is a powerful man with a fast smile and soft eyes. Yet before she can catch her breath and really understand this puzzle of a man, her whole world is suddenly threatened: her brother, her aunt’s legacy, her heart and her life!
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz dazzles with this thrilling contemporary romance of deadly secrets and desires. When a mysterious man enters a bookshop and demands a rare collection of 18th century erotica, the owner has no idea that she will soon be a part of his dark and intriguing world. Reissue.
Unwilling to force her live in love Case McCord into a proposal of marriage, a pregnant Pru Kenyon decides to walk away from the man she loves, not telling him that she is expecting his baby, but she never bargained on how much Case is willing to do for love. Book available
With twenty two New York Times bestsellers and millions of readers, Jayne Ann Krentz is one of the most popular romance superstars of our time. Now treat yourself to her deft and incomparable brand of riveting and sexy suspense in her classic tale of a woman, a man, and destiny’s many unexpected twists. Successful author Amy Slater had a life in need of mending. And Jed Glaze proved to be the right man for the job after the pair hit it off as fabulously good friends. Then one day Jed shows up with a mysterious injury of his own and suddenly dark, confounding, yet utterly irresistible Jed becomes a lot more than ‘just a friend’. Now it’s a time for not only mutual healing and delightfully sensuous nights but for sharing secrets that could prove a little dangerous for them both. On a jaunt to a Pacific island paradise, Amy and Jed will unearth the key to the unsolved murder that has haunted Amy’s nights and discover how surprisingly and exquisitely fated two seemingly mismatched hearts can be.
Filomena Cromwell returns to her hometown for her sister’s wedding ready to prove her new confidence and independence. 2 cassettes.
When a couple win a mysterious emerald bracelet in a poker game, their peaceful Caribbean holiday becomes a rollercoaster of adventure, desire and deadly peril. From the author of SILVER LININGS, CHANCE OF A LIFETIME and FAMILY MAN.
Rebecca Wade wasn’t the kind of woman who’d sell out easily. And she wasn’t about to let Kyle Stockbridge get his hands on the land she’d just inherited. The fact that the land in question was the object of a centuries old feud made her all the more determined, especially when Kyle ‘almost’ had her believing that he loved her.
When she gains control of his family fortune, it’s love at first fight. Stunning, stubborn, and independent, Philadelphia Fox lost her best friend because of the fabulously rich and powerful Lightfoot family of Washington state. Now she’s got her friend’s controlling shares in Lightfoot Industries an inheritance that brings Nick, the family’s prodigal and supremely attractive son, knocking at her door. An unexpected and irrepressible spark between them blazes into extraordinary passion, and Phila historically unlucky in love finds the deepest satisfaction she has ever known. But behind Nick’s gray eyes lurks a disturbing enigma and Phila must make the choice of her life. Trusting Nick may come with quite a price but giving in to his strong, sensual seduction is a golden chance that may never come again. New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz goes for the gold in this sizzling novel of family loyalties, secret desires, and star crossed lovers!
Townsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others whispered of foul play and the devil’s wrath. Now country bred Sophy Dorring is about to become Ravenwood’s new bride. Drawn to his masculine strength and the glitter of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, the tawny haired lass had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its pursuit she would entangle Julian in a blackmail plot, a duel at dawn, and a dangerous masquerade. The other reason was dearer to her heart, but just as wild a quest: Sophy Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again.
From the dazzling ballrooms of glittering London society to magnificent, cursed estate in the distant wilds of Yorkshire, comes the deliciously wicked story of a thoroughly unconventional courtship and a thrilling midnight rendezvous that could only lead to love…
At four and twenty Victoria Huntington thought herself quite adept at fending off fortune hunters…
until she came under siege from Lucas Colebrook, the darkly disturbing new Earl of Stonevale. Amidst the brightly plumed birds of the town, Lucas was a hawk. And when he held out the lure of moonlit rides and wild, reckless midnight escapades, Victoria found herself powerless to resist. But becoming Stonevale’s companion in adventure was far more dangerous undertaking than Victoria could ever imagine. For the attractive Earl would use her every weakness to woo her, to win her, and ultimately to wed her. And soon the amber eyed lady would find herself ensconced in a crumbling mansion deep in the English countryside…
where the real reason for her hasty marriage becomes all too apparent…
and where the ghosts of her dark stained past are waiting to rise up in a terrifying plot that will threaten her life, her honor, and the only man she could ever love.
Even a heaven sent love can be hot as hell…
Sweet Fortune Everyone thought Jessie Benedict’s impending marriage to Sam Hatchard was a great arrangement everyone, that is, but Jessie herself. Was she the only one who could see that Hatchard, her powerful father’s prot g , had a scheming ulterior motive in marrying her? He was more than just a chip off the old workaholic’s block he was positively lu*sting after Jessie’s inheritance to build his own business empire! Free spirited Jessie has plans for her own career as a detective starting with the rescue of a teenage girl from a dangerous cult. But when a break in and an intimidating act of vandalism strike close to home, her investigation pairs her with the compellingly masculine entrepreneur. Hatch does make her heart beat deliciously fast, but she’s not taking orders from any man. Imagine her surprise when he turns out to be not only a friend and ally, but a strong, tender lover who, in the end, knows how to seal a deal with her resounding ‘I do!’
Love burned them once now they’re twice as hot! Silver Linings Successful but shy, Seattle art dealer Mattie Sharpe fell hard for handsome, outspoken, professional adventurer Hugh Abbott. When he broke her heart and returned to his South Sea island home, Mattie vowed she’d only meet him again over her or better, his dead body. When they do meet again, it’s over someone else’s dead body and now they’re running for their lives through a tropical paradise. Hugh’s talking fast to make up for his mistake. Mattie’s not listening…
until his gentle touch ignites a white hot fusion, and she gives in. But Hugh’s past is catching up with them, and Mattie must stake her very survival on the man she loves the only man who ever let her down! If there is a silver lining to a broken heart, Mattie’s about to discover it when love storms back into her life and sweeps her off her feet! Passion is an adventure and seduction an art in Silver Linings, from beloved New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz!
Owen Sutherland’s whirlwind courtship has left Angie Townsend breathless and in love and hopeful that the fierce rivalry that has divided their powerful families will finally end. She is, after all, a romantic at heart.
But now, nestled in their honeymoon suite, Angie suspects she may also be a fool. A sudden, hushed phone call warns her of the terrible truth: her marriage is a sham, nothing more than a clever corporate raid orchestrated by her powerful, handsome new husband. The very husband reaching out to lead her to their wedding bed.
Is it true? Is Owen Sutherland a calculating stranger…
Or the man she’s married for better or for worse? Until Angie knows for certain, her wedding night is on hold indefinitely.
From a stately country house in Hampshire to the dazzling drawing rooms of London Society, comes an exquisite tale of an elfin beauty, a vengeful lord, and a sweet love that is sheer poetry.
With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heals in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high minded, her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But the mysterious Earl of Blade is not at all what he seems.
Driven by dark, smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his feet, but not Emily…
never Emily. For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms, she knows the real reason for his amorous wit. And she knows that she must reach the heart of his golden eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known…
A New York Times Bestselling Author Letty Conroy is a quiet, intelligent and unassuming professor of medieval history in a small, select college in Oregon. Raised by old fashioned parents, she exudes grace and class. Which was perfect, as far as Xavier was concerned. But just to make sure that she really was the ideal wife for someone of his status, he had her investigated before he popped the question. And Letty was thrilled to be engaged to Xavier until the night she found the written report.
From the elegently appointed drawing rooms of London’s most exclusive clubs to an imposing country estate in the heart of Dorset, comes a provocative tale of a free thinking beauty, a dignified lord, and a mad impetuous love that defied all logic…
RENDEZVOUS Augusta Ballinger was quite sure that it was all a dreadful mistake. The chillingly pompous and dangerous Earl of Graystone could not possibly wish to marry her. Why, it was rumored that his chosen bride must be a veritable model of virtue. And everyone knew that Augusta, as the last of the wild, reckless Northumberland Ballingers, was a woman who could not be bothered by society’s rules. That was why the spirited beauty had planned a midnight encounter to warn the earl off, to convince him that she would make him a very poor wife indeed. But when she crawled in through his darkened study window, Augusta only succeeded in strengthening Harry s resolve: to kiss the laughter from those honeyed lips and teach this maddening miss to behave! How could he possibly know that it was he who was in for a lesson…
as his brazen fianc e set out to win his heart and an old and clever enemy stepped in to threaten their love, their honor, and their very lives?
It takes a heavenly creature to change a rebel with a cause into a…
Family Man A decade of working for the high powered Gilchrist family empire has made sassy Katy Wade determined to open her own business. But there’s one last problem she must solve before she can leave. The Gilchrists need an heir apparent to save their mysteriously floundering fortunes, and there’s only one man for the job: Luke Gilchrist. All his life the Gilchrists have made Luke pay for his father’s scandal, and now he’s a renegade who’s sworn he’ll never go home except to get even. Katy must persuade Luke to use his business expertise to rescue his family, but one look in his sexy green eyes, and she knows why they affectionately call him ‘the Bast*ard.’ Meanwhile, Luke’s decided he wants her even more than he wants revenge. He agrees to play savior, but only with Katy at his side. It’s a strategy sure to make this red haired angel madder than hell, but she’s the only one who can turn this devilish rogue into a Family Man. Now he must trust Katy with his secrets and she must believe in his love. Jayne Ann Krentz pens a wicked, wonderful tale filled with the joy of two hearts finding a place to call home!
Midwestern librarian Letitia Thornquist didn’t have the right stuff to run Thornquist Gear, Inc. That was the bottom line opinion of Joel Blackstone, the seasoned CEO who had built the small Seattle sporting goods store into an industry giant. But Letty’s rich Uncle Charlie willed her the company, and now she was bubbling with enthusiasm to have Joel, a perfect mentor, show her the ropes. Teaching her the business was all Joel grudgingly planned to do…
until the sensuous curves under Letty’s navy suit and the unabashed desire in her wide, innocent eyes left him longing for a personal kind of merger. Soon his sizzling kisses convinced her that she wasn’t in Kansas anymore. But no matter how skilled Joel was in the art of love, Letty knew she was at risk in his arms. Behind his tough facade she sensed a world of hurt that cried out for her warmth and understanding. She realized the ‘L’ word might never be spoken if trust didn’t make them Perfect Partners 9 to 5…
and in the loving after hours of midnight to dawn. In a witty, classical duel of romance and ambition, Jayne Ann Krentz deftly portrays two fiery opposites caught by an irresistible attraction…
in a deliciously spicy tale of life at the top and love in the depths of the heart.
There was no doubt about it. What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man. Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were using her beloved caves to hide their loot. But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook Viscount St. Justin, to her aid, she could not know that she was summoning the devil himself Dubbed the Beast of Blackthorne Hall for his scarred face and lecherous past, Gideon was strong and fierce and notoriously menacing. Yet Harriet could not find it in her heart to fear him. For in his tawny gaze she sensed a savage pain she longed to soothe and a searing passion she yearned to answer. Now, caught up in the beast’s clutches, Harriet must find a way to win his heart and evade the deadly trap of a scheming villain who would see them parted for all time.
At sixteen Phoebe Layton had imagined that Gabriel Banner was a brave and valiant knight, a noble hearted hero born to rescue ladies in distress. Which was why, eight years later, when she desperately needed help to carry out a vital quest she could think of no one more suited to the job than Gabriel. But when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams, and when he sweeps her into a torrid and blatantly unchivalrous embrace, she can t help but fear that she’s made a dreadful mistake. It s a kiss that will seal Phoebe s fate. For now the exacting Earl of Wylde has a quest of his own: to possess the most intriguing, impulsive, outrageous female he has ever met even if he has to slay a dragon to do it.
Serenity Makepeace knows a lot about whole grain bread, but she doesn’t know beans about business. Her new catalog company featuring local handicrafts will benefit her offbeat artist community in Witt’s End, Washington, but she needs a crack financial adviser to make it work. So she charms her way into the office, of Caleb Ventress, only to find a handsome wolf in conservative clothing. An expert in the art of the deal, Caleb has no talent for long term relationships, and isn’t sure what to do about this unconventional beauty who walks into his life. A pass from a paragon of conformity even one as handsome as Caleb is more than free spirited Serenity bargained for. But when intrigues back in Witt’s End threaten Serenity’s plans and perhaps her life, she begins to trust Caleb without reading his fine print…
and the bottom line might be true love…
From Seduction to Surrender and Reckless to Ravished, New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick has spun one thrilling love story after another. Now, in her long awaited hardcover debut, she introduces her most endearing hero*ine and compelling hero, in a dazzling, daring tale of lost pirate gold and legendary love…
Annie Lyncroft knew her scheme was outrageous. She’d come to the elegant penthouse to meet Oliver Rain, the richest and possibly the most dangerous man in the Pacific Northwest. Annie needed this sensual, secretive corporate maverick for what she was about to propose. Marriage! With her brother Danny missing after a mysterious plane crash, Annie is struggling to protect his hot electronics company from the sharks who think he’s not coming back. But fanciful, ethical Annie who usually runs a bizarre bric a brac shop knows Danny’s alive, and she’s determined to keep his company safe by putting his biggest investor at the helm. When Oliver actually says yes to the marriage of convenience, Annie dreamily envisions a few platonic weeks of helping him become a sensitive New Age guy. Oliver has a different plan; his cold, gorgeous eyes have been watching Annie, and he sees his chance to seduce the beautiful schemer. Love is the wild card destined to teach these two strong willed opposites a lesson: icy control might run the business world, but all hell is about to break loose in the passionate territory of the heart.
From a magnificent ballroom ablaze with lights to an imposing country house steeped in shadows comes a breathtaking tale of an impetuous miss and a passion that leads to peril…
At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well tht risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop him from engaging her hot headed brother in a duel. And that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastian’s frobidding presence at three int the morning and thoroughly kissed before dawn.
She was a country bred innocent and an intriguing experience for a man who dwelt more in the shadows than in the sunshine. Yet as her boldness drew Prue into one dangerous episode after another, Sebastian found himself torn between a raging hunger to possess her and a driving need to protect her. And the reckless beauty would soon need all the protection she could get…
From the windswept, craggy coast of a remote British Isle comes the thrilling tale of a daring lady and a dangerous knight…
bound by the tempests of fate and the dawning of…
Upon her father’s death, beautiful, headstrong Lady Clarre knew that she must wed, for the protection of the Isle of Desire new fell to her. Yet when her guardian’s choice of prospective husband rode through her castle gates, she felt utterly betrayed. All sinewy muscle and savage steel, Sir Gareth of Wyckmere was not the poet she’d requested but a fearsome knight whose only interest was in war.
Legions of robbers had fallen beneath the Hellhound of Wyckmere’s sword, and now this bold warrior was certain that he could tame one willful wife. Yet even Gareth could not deter Lady Clare from trying to mold him into her ideal…
until their clash of wills ignited a passion that set them both aflame…
and a treacherous plot put their lives in deadly peril.
What happens when Mr. Right is all wrong? Grand Passion Cleopatra Robbins has imagined the moment when she’ll meet the man of her dreams. But when Max Fortune strides into the Robbins’ Nest Inn, a devastating sensation sweeps through her. She knows it’s him. And he’s all wrong! Head of the giant Curzon Hotel chain, a cynical man with a passion for rare works of art, Max is looking for five priceless paintings left to him by his mentor, Jason Curzon. With one long look at Cleo Robbins, Max knows he’s gazing on a masterpiece and for the first time in his life, the solitary and powerful executive is overcome with the strangest desire for that wonderful institution called home. But despite their mutual attraction, Max suspects Cleo of hiding something and by the time he realizes her secrets have nothing to do with the lost treasures, it may be too late to save her from the danger rising out of her past. Jayne Ann Krentz expertly blends rich sensuality, dangerous twists, and electrifying suspense in Grand Passion!
After a year of grand adventures touring the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia Bright returned to England to discover that the real excitement was at home. It seems that her Aunt Zoe has fallen victim to a sinister blackmailer and only Iphiginia can hope to stop the culprit before he can do more harm. Her plan is inspired: Imitating history’s most legendary beauties Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society as the dazzling mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the infamous Earl of Masters. Rumors hint that the Earl has disappeared at the blackmailer’s hands, and by posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is convinced she can ferret out the villain. Overnight, Iphiginia is transformed into a vision with a host of eager admirers, including one she does not expect the Earl of Masters himself, who strides into a shimmering ballroom one evening to cooly reclaim his ‘mistress’. He is everything they say he is…
arrogant, attractive, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can’t help but be enthralled. But when Marcus agrees to play along with her charade, she doesn’t know that the determined earl has plans of his own: to tease and tempt her, until the beautiful deceiver becomes more than his mistress in name only.
The captivating new novel from the New York Times best selling author of ‘Grand Passion!’ Passion is simple, but there’s no logic to love…
When Desdemona Wainwright tries to collect a much needed payment for catering Sam Stark’s canceled wedding reception, she encounters not a heartbroken suitor, but the steel willed head of a multimillion dollar consulting firm with the cold brain of a computer and the finely hewn body of a medieval knight. Sam sees a beautiful, theatrical hoyden with huge turquoise eyes who has just the right professional catering skills he needs for his business. Opposites attract, and before long, he’s sure he’s found the perfect business wife; but Desdemona intends to break down the walls around his heart. When someone tries to steal his top secret computer program, Sam’s suspicions center on the people Desdemona holds most dear. As sinister intrigues swirl around them all, this unlikely pair discover that their love and even their lives may depend on emotions and bonds that can’t be measured like unstoppable passion and unbreakable trust. Filled with fabulous fun, tingling suspense, and a wonderful new love story, ‘Trust Me‘ is great entertainment.
A tantalizing tale of a legendary knight and a headstrong lady whose daring quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them into a whirlwind of treachery and desire. When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered except Lady Alice. Sharp tongued and unrepentant, the flame haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he had come for the dazzling green crystal, knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle’s grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior’s skills and together they would recover his treasured stone. But even as Hugh accepted her terms, he added a condition of his own: Lady Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal one that would soon draw her deep into Hugh’s great stone fortress, and into a battle that could threaten their lives…
and their only chance at love.
THE NATIONAL AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER featuring five tales of passion and intrigue from today’s superstars of romance! Let Linda Howard Jayne Ann Krentz Linda Lael Miller Carla Neggers Kasey Michaels sweep you away…
to modern day Washington, where treachery ignites an unlikely affair of the heart…
to 1880s Montana, where an abandoned bride searches for a love she thought forever lost…
to a bewitching country lake, where dreams lure a woman into a dangerous embrace…
to an English Regency manor, where a time traveling film star discovers the role, and the passion, of a lifetime…
to the California coastline, where a handsome attorney inherits a haunted house and a beautiful, seductive ghost…
to places far and near, exotic and familiar, where love is timeless and always everlasting. Everlasting Love
Molly Abberwick, trustee of her late father’s foundation, is furious with her new consultant, scientist philosopher Dr. Harry Stratton Trevelyan. Harry is brilliant, sexy, and absolutely impossible and his outrageous suggestion of a scientifically inspired affair with her is positively the last straw…
. Besides, Molly’s got a much more serious problem; she’s become the target of a stalker whose sinister pranks are swiftly escalating into violence. Only Harry, of all people, seems to comprehend the true nature of the threats against his alluring boss. As a dangerous predator closes in on Molly, the enigmatic Dr. Harry seizes the day to reveal himself in a totally unexpected light…
Imogen Waterstone has always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman, but now she needs a man of implacable will and nerves of iron. That’s why she invited Matthias Marshall, infamous Earl of Colchester, to her home in Upper Strickland. Who better than the legendary explorer to help her lay the perfect trap?
Her scheme is simple, really: She plans to let it be known that when she inherited her uncle’s collection of antiquities, she also inherited a map to a fabulous ancient treasure. She’s sure that her enemy would risk financial ruin in pursuit of the mythical artifact. And to make doubly sure the scoundrel took the bait, she wants Colchester to pretend that he’s out to seduce Imogene so that he, too, could get his hands on her map.
Yet in all of her plotting, Imogene never anticipates Colchester’s violent reaction to her request or her own electrifying reaction to him. Neither does she expect that a malevolent threat would emerge from the labyrinth of London sinister enough to endanger her and Colchester’s lives.
Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she’d made a career out of steering marriage minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex. Yet nothing could have prepared her for Baxter St. Ives an arresting stranger too daring, too determined, too dangerous to be her new man of affairs. Still, perhaps he was the perfect person to help Charlotte investigate the recent murder of one of her clients. So she gave him a chance, never realizing that Baxter, a gifted scientist, would soon conduct a risky exploration into the alchemy of desire, with Charlotte as his subject. But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte, a twisted killer lies in wait, ready to part the lovers…
or see them joined together forever in death.
One kiss and they’re in over their heads…
Deep Waters Charity Truitt and Elias Winter, two of the Pacific Northwest’s most powerful corporate figures, are both facing crises of career and the heart. Fate has brought them together in Washington’s tiny Whispering Waters Cove. Each is eager to downsize and simplify, so they’re both determined to avoid mergers of any kind but when they meet, the attraction is nothing short of blue chip. They definitely have at least one thing in common: a martial arts master, Elias is a novice at relationships; a formidable former CEO, Charity is starting in the mailroom when it comes to love. But behind Whispering Waters Cove’s sleepy fa ade run currents fed by treacherous secrets and when the town is rocked by two shocking murders, Charity and Elias realize that they must join forces to catch a killer.
Eugenia Swift is a young woman of singular sensibilities, a connoisseur of beauty…
and naturally inclined to tackle even the most difficult tasks on her own. As the director of the Leabrook Glass Museum, she’s been asked to travel to Frog Cove Island an artistic haven near Seattle to catalog an important collection of art glass belonging to the late Adams Daventry. But thanks to unsavory rumors surrounding Daventry’s death, the museum insists that Eugenia take along Cyrus Chandler Colfax a rough hewn private investigator whose taste in glass runs to icy cold bottles filled with beer. When Colfax declares they must pose as a couple, Eugenia protests in terms as loud as his Hawaiian shirts. She’s loath to disclose the secret purpose of her trip: investigating the disappearance of her good friend Nellie Grant…
the late Adam Daventry’s lover. Meanwhile, the green eyed calm of Colfax’s gaze shields his own hidden agenda locating a priceless Daventry treasure that will help him avenge an old wrong. While Eugenia has always kept her heart on a shelf, their very lives soon depend on making an utterly convincing couple. Because among the chic galleries of Frog Cove Island lurks a killer, and their only chance for survival is the boldest, most artful collaboration they can dare to imagine. At once a fascinating look at today’s avant garde art world and a scintillating adventure, ‘Sharp Edges‘ hums with the energy of a couple who bring to mind a thoroughly modern Bogart and Bacall. Add deft displays of wit and a wicked twist, and you’ve got another winner from Jayne Ann Krentz!
Jayne Ann Krentz has delivered pure entertainment in twenty three New York Times bestsellers, including her recent smash hit, ‘Sharp Edges’. Now, her unique brand of electrifying suspense and head over heels romance lights up this sizzling thriller and sparks a curious chemistry between a self made millionaire and a charmingly disorganized entrepreneur. They team up to corner a killer and find their unruly partnership has the power to set the night on fire…
Olivia Chantry may keep her desk in disarray, but she’s a dynamo when it comes to business: her Seattle based company, Light Fantastic, organizes dazzling events that create the Flash her clients need to promote their products or their causes. Her marvelous success has almost made up for a marriage that ended in disaster and left her wedded to a career instead of a mate. She certainly has enough on her well sculpted shoulders when she inherits a portion 49 percent, to be precise of Glow, Inc., her uncle’s high tech lighting firm. But it’s the interloper who bagged the other 51 percent with whom Olivia has butted heads: Jasper Sloan, a venture capitalist and dealmaker known as a man with all his ducks in a row, and his neat, orderly life under control. From the start of their feisty business dealings, the so called partners nearly crash and burn: they are suspicious of each other’s motives. They disagree about management style. They argue about Glow’s policy of employing members of the Chantry family, from Olivia’s cousin Bolivar to her Aunt Zara, the ex soap star. But the snap, crackle and pop of their sexual energy can not be denied. Now, their steamy joint venture is headed unmistakably in one direction: trouble. As Olivia and Sloan soon discover, a blackmailer is hard at work inside Glow, Inc., uncovering secrets that they both had reason to hide and that may come back to haunt them. Suddenly their new relationship faces the acid test of truth…
and a need for absolute trust. They might fight each other all the way, but when extortion turns to murder, a union of their minds and hearts might be their only chance to stay alive. Sparkling with Jayne Ann Krentz’s irresistible blend of sassy wit and sheer suspense, ‘Flash‘ explodes into passionate pyrotechnics as a beautifully mismatched pair finds the bottom line isn’t making it in the marketplace it’s the merger of hearts.
Jayne Ann Krentz has crafted ‘romantic suspense of the highest order’ Amazon. com in twenty two New York Times bestsellers, including her recent blockbuster, Flash. Now, she unearths secrets at a New Age resort, where a hard edged businessman and a beautiful art expert make a tantalizing mind body connection and where a killer threatens their piece of paradise.
Alexa Chambers has a flair for style, an eye for art and a reputation in tatters. An expert in Art Deco, she blew the whistle on an employer who was selling fakes to wealthy clients. Her payoff? No job and no prospects. Now she runs a shop in her hometown of Avalon, Arizona a hot spot for crystal devotees and sunset gazers. But gutsy, energetic Alexa has no intention of sitting still. She’s ready to take risks to rebuild her career…
and she secretly consults on an exquisite deco collection being installed at the new Avalon Resorts. Her scheme might just work if she can steer clear of the resort’s owner, the enigmatic and possibly dangerous J. L. Trask.
Alexa was a scared teenager the last time she saw Trask, the man who accused her stepfather of murder. Insisting his dad’s fatal car crash had been no accident, Trask vowed one day he’d come back to Avalon for revenge. Now, twelve years later, their meeting is inevitable. Their attraction is immediate. And their chances of bliss are infinitesimal.
Trask wants to piece together the past with Alexa’s help and get closer to this dazzling deco diva. Alexa wants to protect her family and figure out Trask’s real motivations. But when a killer emerges from the shadows, they have no choice but to team up to solve a deadly crime from long ago. As they trade sizzling sparks and snappy repartee loaded with sensual suggestion, their trail leads to a trendy spa called the Dimensions Institute, whose flaky denizens and strange atmosphere suggest there is more hidden there than meets the eye. They don’t need a crystal ball to see that their survival and relationship depends on more than tantric breathing or a heavenly passion. They need a little help from a higher power: a true and trustworthy love. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Setting: Avalon, Arizona, present day
Sensuality Rating: 7
Perennial favorite Jayne Ann Krentz weaves a complicated tale of metaphysics and murder, romance and revenge, in Eye of the Beholder. J.L. Trask ‘Trask’ to friends and enemies alike has returned to Avalon, Arizona, 12 years after his father’s mysterious death, to not only fulfill his dream of opening a world class resort hotel but also to hunt down his father’s killer. There he encounters none other than Alexa Chambers, stepdaughter of one of his father’s former partners, whom Trask suspects of playing a role in the murder. Alexa is biding her time in Avalon, working tirelessly behind the scenes to regain her reputation as an expert in 20th century antiques and art after having been framed in a forgery scandal that rocked the art world a year earlier. Alexa’s best chance to redeem herself is by verifying the authenticity of the Art Deco collection at Trask’s new hotel. Thrown together by the project, the two find it difficult to ignore the lasting animosity of a past encounter not to mention the passionate heat they experience in each other’s company. And as Trask grows ever closer to discovering who the true killer is, dark forces conspire against him, endangering not only his life but Alexa’s as well. Once again, Krentz combines elements of romance and mystery in a winning union. Alison Trinkle
With her hallmark blend of sparkling style and wit, intricate suspense, and steamy passion, Jayne Ann Krentz is truly one of a kind. One of today’s premier storytellers, she has more than twenty three million copies of her novels in print. Now the phenomenal New York Times bestselling author spins her latest scintillating tale: a story of two people bound together by that most binding of ties a business contract. Elizabeth Cabot is all business. She knows how to maximize her investments and cut her losses in both her career and her personal life. So when she discovers that Jack Fairfax has deceived her, she’s determined to end their relationship. Putting a stop to their budding romance is easy. But breaking up their business deal will be more difficult. Despite all her efforts, she has no luck disentangling herself from Jack’s client company, Excalibur. But the situation becomes even more strained when a new obstacle emerges: a lethal act of sabotage that could put both of them out of business for good. Elizabeth is no fool. If she can help Jack save Excalibur, she’ll recoup her substantial investment plus millions in profit. Putting her emotions aside, she insists on helping him search for the scientist who’s disappeared with a valuable new crystal that could revolutionize the high tech industry. She’ll go in, solve the problem and get out. The trail leads Elizabeth and Jack to a fringe film festival, but their goal is as elusive as the shadowy black and white images from classic noir films. Life starts to imitate art, and double dealing seems to be the name of the game. For these business adversaries turned reluctant partners, keeping an eye on each other and the lid on a sizzling attraction seems the only insurance against further treachery. But with millions at stake, trust can turn to betrayal in the blink of an eye.
Cady Briggs is very useful to Mack Easton her expertise in art and antiques helps his shadowy, low profile company, Lost and Found, find missing treasures for high paying clients. But as Cady’s beloved Aunt Vesta warns her, being useful to a client is one thing and being used is another. Still, Cady finds it hard to resist the magnetic pull Mack exerts, an attraction she felt from the first time she heard his voice on the phone. And as their work together puts them in an explosive situation, Cady wonders just how much she’d risk for the thrill of being with this man. When Aunt Vesta dies suddenly, and strange developments affect her family’s prestigious gallery, Cady must turn to a man she isn’t sure she can trust. And instead of tracking down missing masterpieces, they’ll be hunting for a killer…
. Lost and Found will delight the readers who made Soft Focus a smash New York Times bestseller and the new fans that Jayne Ann Krentz is gaining every day.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Lost & Found, hailed as ‘a delightful mystery from a seasoned pro’ People, comes a new novel of romantic suspense. A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast and died young. Now it seems Meredith’s last scam embezzling more than a million dollars from a college endowment fund is coming back to haunt Leonora Hutton. An e mail has just arrived in which Meredith in fear for her life explains that the money is waiting for Leonora in an offshore account…
and a safe deposit key is on the way. Leonora wants nothing to do with the tainted money. She’s already been accused of being in on the theft by Thomas Walker who, it seems, was a victim of Meredith’s knack for both scams and seductions. Eager to prove him wrong, Leonora sets out to collect the cash and hand it over. But she discovers two other items in the safe deposit box. One is a book about Mirror House a mansion filled with antique mirrors, where Meredith engineered her final deception. The other is a set of newspaper stories about a thirty year old murder that occurred there unsolved to this day. Now Leonora has an offer for Thomas Walker. She’ll hand over the money if he helps her figure out what’s happening. Meredith had described Thomas Walker as ‘a man you can trust.’ But in a funhouse mirror world of illusion and distortion, Leonora may be out of her league.
Sizzling attraction powerful possessiveness and compelling characters are hallmarks of New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Stephanie James! The Challoner Bride Possession of the Torres dagger had separated their families long ago now it brought Angie Morgan and Flynn Challoner together. But would iron willed Flynn’s plans for their future undo the past? WIZARD Ivory towers held no lure for Sophia Bennett she wanted a man’s man, one barely tamed. Yet upon meeting Dr. Max Travers she realized that brains and brawn were equally irresistible if the package was Max’s…
The phenomenally popular bestselling author of Light in Shadow returns with a riveting tale of intrigue and intimacy that questions whether dreams can be trusted…
A red scarf. A roller coaster. A tidal wave of blood…
Isabel Wright spends her days at the Belvedere Center for Sleep Research analyzing the dreams of others. Dr. Martin Belvedere, a pioneer in the field, recognized her unique talent for what he calls Level Five lucid dreaming. It’s satisfying, lucrative work, but it can be emotionally draining. Especially when one of her anonymous subjects, known only as Client Number Two, captures her imagination through his compelling dream narratives. Secretly, she thinks of him as ‘Dream Man.’ His real name is Ellis Cutler. A loner who’s learned not to let anyone get too close, he works for a highly classified government agency with an interest in the potential value of lucid dreaming. And he’s just been ordered by his boss to make contact with Isabel, who’s been fired after the sudden death of Dr. Belvedere. Heading to California, he pushes his fantasies out of his mind, determined to maintain a professional relationship with the woman who reads his dreams, the mysterious figure he has come to think of as ‘Tango Dancer.’ But when they meet in the flesh, the dream becomes real enough to touch. And a waking nightmare begins when a suspicious hit and run leads them into a perilous web of passion, betrayal, and murder, and forces them to walk the razor thin line between dreams and reality.
A New York Times Bestseller The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancee will keep the husband hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer. Her sorry financial circumstances and dreams of a life of independence convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two…
About the author: Amanda Quick is a pen name of Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of over 122 romances including 27 New York Times bestsellers under various pen names. In addition to writing fiction, Krentz is the editor and a contributor to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, a non fiction essay collection that won the prestigious Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies. Krentz has also been awarded the Jane Austen Commemorative Medal from Romantic Times magazine for her efforts in educating the public on behalf of romantic fiction. In total, there are over 23 million copies of her books in print. Jayne Ann Krentz makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.
Gentle Reader, It could have been a scene from one of my novels. As a rule, respectable ladies do not accept calls from Mysterious Gentlemen on business of the most grave importance but I confess that I was possessed of a lively curiosity. The past three years had been so determinedly dull, I hoped Mr. Adam Hardesty would offer a tiny respite from it. Indeed, upon first glance, Mr. Hardesty had such a formidable, thrilling presence, he quickly became the model for the villain in the sensation novel I was currently writing. Imagine my shock and distress then, when Mr. Hardesty accused me of being party to a plot of murder, blackmail, and general villainy! I knew nothing of such occurrences, and proclaimed my innocence. Unfortunately, Mr. Hardesty left unconvinced, and I had an uneasy feeling over what his search would uncover. You see, Gentle Reader, though I live a most uneventful life now, my past contained a Great Scandal that would be ruinous if resurrected. To protect my secrets from Mr. Hardesty’s investigation, I concluded that I would need to conduct an inquiry of my own, and if that meant sharing my findings with Mr. Hardesty, so be it. And my course of action had nothing whatsoever to do with the illicit, passionate feelings that he aroused in me feelings that propriety would definitely frown upon…
Yours most sincerely, Caroline Fordyce
Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home and Irene walked in to discover her parents bodies on the kitchen floor. It was ruled a murder suicide, and Irene fled Dunsley, determined to wipe out every memory attached to her northern California hometown. But now she has been summoned back. Pamela’s e mail had been short and cryptic. More alarming, it included the code word they had used as teenagers, suggesting an urgency and secrecy that puzzled Irene. What could be important enough to make her former friend get in touch after all these years? She won t find out at least not from Pamela, who lies dead in the luxurious home of her father, a U.S. senator, pill and liquor bottles beside her. The shock has barely subsided before the rumors begin to swirl. Irene had planned to get out of this place as quickly as possible. But her reporter s instinct and her own hunger to know the truth compel her to extend her stay at the local lodge. Even more compelling is the man who runs the place a hazel eyed ex Marine who s as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them. Luke Danner can see the terrified young girl hidden beneath Irene Stenson s black clad, confident exterior and he is intent on protecting her. But he is also driven by passions of his own, and together they will risk far more than local gossip to sort out what happened to Pamela Webb, and what really happened on that long ago summer night.
The first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings’s grand house. Louisa never saw it coming…
Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn t possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was an act of desperation, meant to distract the armed guard who was about to catch the pair in a place they most definitely did not belong. After all, in her dull maroon gown and gold rimmed spectacles, Louisa Bryce was no man s idea of an alluring female. Clearly, the only thing a catch like Anthony Stalbridge had in common with a wallflower like Louisa was a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr. Hastings a prominent member of Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets. Now, thrown into each other s arms by their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united in their efforts to find the truth.
Each has a personal reason for the quest. Months earlier, Anthony s fianc e threw herself into the Thames or at least, that is the version whispered in London s social circles. Anthony believes someone else may have had a hand in her death and a murderous one at that. Louisa, whose own identity is shrouded in layers of mystery, is convinced that Hastings has a connection to a notorious brothel. When Anthony successfully cracks Hastings s hidden safe and discovers highly incriminating evidence, it appears that both their instincts were correct.
But Hastings is hiding far more than jewels and ledger books. Bringing him to justice will be more perilous than Louisa and Anthony anticipate and their partnership will be more heated than either expects. For the two share a thrilling attraction to danger, and it is not only Anthony s curiosity that Louisa arouses.
Look in his eyes. He’s holding something…
Shy daydreamer Tabitha Graham had a vivid imagination. When she rescued tourist Devin Coulter from a back alley mugging, she imagined that she’d found a soul mate in the sweet, quiet man. But Dev was was no tourist, that was no simple mugging and Tabby’s perfect gentleman was in fact a ferocious, Fabulous Beast.
If there is anything Ariana Warfield couldn’t stand, it was a phony. Her beloved aunt Philomena was under the spell of a con artist, and she knew that only master illusionist Lucian Hawk could reveal the swindler’s cheap deceptions. But on the Night of the Magician, Ariana would learn to distinguish tricks from real magic.
Two classic tales from award winning author Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James!
Evangeline Ames has rented a country cottage far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds pleasure in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety. Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There are rumors enough already, about treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his uncle who died of mysterious causes. With Evangeline’s skill for detection, and Lucas’s sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they have a common enemy. And as the energy emanating from Crystal Gardens intensifies, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long…
Amanda Quick’s bestselling trademark is a combination of suspense and passion in historical tales alight with sparkling wit and brim*ming with dangerous intrigue. Now she serves up the most tantalizing novel of her career as an enterprising woman allies herself with a mysterious spy, only to be caught in a seething brew of treachery and temptation Slightly ShadyFrom the moment he burst into her antiquities shop in Rome, Lavinia Lake knew the stranger was nothing but trouble. He said he was in pursuit of a killer. He swore he was only trying to save her. Yet no matter what he claimed, Lavinia was convinced that Me. Tobias March was bent instead on destroying her. And when the self described spy hustled her and her niece out of the shop and back to England, Lavinia could only hope that one day she would would find a way to repay Mr. March in full. But Lavinia never imagined the shocking circumstances under which they would meet again or that soon he would become more deadly and more compelling with each passing day. In the business of making private inquiries, Tobias March had been hired to trade down a powerful villain who even now was intent on assuming control of a vast criminal organization. Yet in his search he had found nothing but one dead end and one dead body after another. And then, just as his investigation was heating up once more, he found his mission and his life complicated by the most ungovernable, unpredictable, exasperating woman he had ever met. Faced with a tangled web of deceit and danger, Tobias had no choice but to form a partnership with Lavinia, a lady whose past could only be described as Slightly Shady. Yet when he persuaded her to become his associate, neither Tobias nor Lavinia realized that their heated disputes would spark a sizzling desire or that the deeper they kept digging for the truth, the deeper they were digging their own graves
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In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the New York Times bestselling author AMANDA QUICK, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now–murder.
As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren’t enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London’s fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpas*ses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing ‘discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality.’ Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would surely count herself among such individuals–were she still alive, that is. While mythology’s Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society–one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman’s cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence–small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath.
As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudson’s employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers–powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howard’s line of work.
Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to London’s seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from ‘hysteria’ is a a most unconventional method–and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of men’s psyches. Along the way, Don’t Look Back becomes a completely mesmerizing read as the irrepressible Lavinia and Tobias mix business with pleasure…
New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick returns with a thrilling new venture into romance and mystery, featuring the most unusual, highly compatible undeniably combustible pairing of Tobias March and his mesmerizing partner, Lavinia Lake. An invitation to a country house party at Beaumont Castle provides a perfect solution to Tobias and Lavinia’s most exasperating challenge: how to escape the chaos of London for a remote, relaxing and above all romantic retreat from prying eyes and wagging tongues. But the lovers plans are foiled when their first cozy interlude of the weekend is disrupted by the appearance of a stunning woman from Tobias s past. Aspasia Gray s beauty is as haunting as her connection to Tobias. Her long deceased fianc was a friend of his in addition to being an eccentric assassin. The mysterious nature of the bond between Tobias and Aspasia makes Lavinia more than a little uncomfortable. Especially as her first encounter with Aspasia occurs when she finds her in Tobias s bedchamber…
It seems Aspasia is seeking protection and solace after receiving an ominous message that eerily recalls the past. Suddenly the obstacles standing betweenTobias and Lavinia appear greater than just a little London gossip and far more deadly. When events at the castle suggest someone is imitating the dead killer s methods, the team of Lake and March fervently pursue the investigation and each other as their leads take them from Society s most elegant haunts and most discreet hideaways to London s shadiest backstreets. As their relationship heats up, so does the intrigue. Soon Lavinia will have to employ all her talents to flummox the scoundrel who so rudely interrupted her rendezvous. And then she and Tobias can get back to more pleasurable affairs. From the Hardcover edition.
Living on a tiny island, Summer Van Vorn takes on the role of healer, much as her mother and grandmother did before her, until the arrival of Cameron Divine, a mysterious man of extraordinary ability, intrudes into her peaceful and solitary existence. Reissue.’
Love isn’t always what it seems…
Witchcraft A NOVEL OF ELECTRIFYING MYSTERY AND ROMANCE BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JAYNE ANN KRENTZ Mystery writer Kimberly Sawyer received a single blood red rose with a needle thrust into its heart and she was terrified. Then, just as she remembered Darius Cavenaugh’s promise to help her anytime, anywhere, he appeared at her door. How had he known she needed him? Was it the deep, intuitive intimacy of a soul mate…
or Witchcraft? Plus two suspense filled romantic stories AMANDA STEVENS Last Chance Caf Leni Crowe ‘knew’ the stranger the moment he walked into her west Texas caf . Cade Walker had her husband’s eyes. But her husband was dead, killed in a fiery car crash while investigating a local drug cartel, and Cade was very, very alive…
REBECCA YORK Bayou Reunion When Chase Melancon inherited the crumbling Belle Vista plantation, he was shocked to find Julienne Rousseau waiting for him. Theirs was a haunted past, and she could be there only because she loved him…
or to lure him to his death.
In Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women, Jayne Ann Krentz and the contributors to this volume all best selling romance writers explode myths and biases that haunt both the writers and readers of romances. In this seamless, ultimately fascinating, and controversial book, the authors dispute some of the notions that plague their profession, including the time worn theory that the romance genre contains only one single, monolithic story, which is cranked out over and over again. The authors discuss positive life affirming values inherent in all romances: the celebration of female power, courage, intelligence, and gentleness; the inversion of the power structure of a patriarchal society; and the integration of male and female. Several of the essays also discuss the issue of reader identification with the characters, a relationship that is far more complex than most critics realize.
Indulge your Heart’s Desire with your most beloved authors in this very special collection. Selected from the heartwarming anthology Everlasting Love,these remarkable tales are treasures to cherish and reminders that love is always just a heartbeat away…
Jayne Ann Krentz
‘One of the hottest writers in romance today’ USA Today continually lends her master touch to tales of grand passion laced with intrigue. Here she again delights readers with her ‘tremendous talent’ Detroit Free Press, as in modern day Washington, treachery ignites an unlikely affair of the heart in ‘Connecting Rooms’…
Linda Howard The celebrated author who ‘knows what romance readers want’ Affaire de Coeur and whose ‘unforgettable novels are richly flavored with scintillating sensuality and high voltage suspense’ Romantic Times, now whisks you to a bewitching country ‘Lake of Dreams,’ where a woman is lured into a dangerous embrace…
Linda Lael Miller
In ‘Resurrection,’ the writer whose ‘talent knows no bounds’ Rendezvous, travels back to 1880s Montana, where an abandoned bride searches for a love she thought forever lost in a story that makes it easy to see that ‘the sweetest kind of magic comes from the pen of Linda Lael Miller!’ The Literary Times.