Chloe Moreno has faked her own death and fled across the country to escape her abusive, sadistic husband, Dr. Felix Moreno–plastic surgeon to the stars. Under an assumed name, she has resumed her former profession as a nurse. At first, her only problem is her incredible attraction to her boss, Dr. Derek Colton. Then, she starts to get wedding momentos that make her wonder if her cover has been blown. Who can she turn to for help except Derek, whose mission in life is to rescue others?
After many years of working for a living, Maggie Chambers learns that she has inherited Bride’s Leap, a truly gothic edifice. Soon, she and her new companion, Constance, set out for Maggie’s new estate. Oddly, she’s plagued by accidents on the way–including a near-kidnapping that she is saved from by Captain Ian Sherrill. Unfortunately, when yet another “incident” opens Ian’s recently-received wound, he has little choice but to recuperate at Bride’s Leap. At least his forced convalescence will give him a chance to figure out who is behind the murder attempts–and who the mysterious “ghost” that haunts Maggie’s balcony actually is.
Deme Chattox, the eldest of five sisters who are all witches, rushes back to Chicago when her youngest sister, Aurai, vanishes during a sorority initiation. She and the other four Chattoxes have high hopes for the undercover detective that has been assigned to the case. What makes the situation all the more difficult for Deme is the fact that the detective is none other than the wildly attractive Cal Black, the man whose proposal of marriage drove Deme away a year earlier. Then, it becomes clear that Aurai’s disappearance is the work of a malignant supernatural power . . .
Kyle Tremont, against his better judgement, has taken one last mission from his boss at the FBI–extract an undercover agent who’s been investigating the crooked Gregory Haroldson. He knew that Rianna Sullivan was under deep cover, but the mob boss’s fiance? That’s pretty hardcore. When Rianna engineers their getaway, it goes off like clockwork, but Haroldson wants his fiance back…
Liane Mason has moved back in with her father, on his slowly deteriorating ranch, after her now-ex-husband was sent to prison. She has to heal from her physical wounds, as well as the emotional ones, and try to raise two kids, too! Old high-school flame Jake Whitaker is no help; her father had taken him in after he lost a leg fighting forest fires, and she’s been avoiding him. Until four escaped felons change everything for them all…
Liane Mason and her two children fled to her father’s decaying ranch after her testimony sent her abusive ex-husband to prison for embezzlement and attempted murder. She didn’t expect it to be so difficult to live in close quarters with Jake Whitaker, the high-school boyfriend she dumped before going off to college. Time has changed them both: she is scarred by her marriage, and he is by the fire that claimed the lives of four of his fellow-firefighters–and his leg. Then, a prison-break threatens all that Liane holds dear . . . Continue reading “Passion to Protect”
Cecily Hadley has had a hard time. Impoverished after her father’s death, estranged from her morally-unacceptable uncle, and chaperoned only by the “dragon”-like Miss Dowie, Cecily has no recourse to support herself but the stage. And the stage is no respectable place for a proper young lady to be! In less than a week, the seemingly dreadful but rather pretty actress is already the rage of the ton. Then, she encounters Robert Ranleigh (of course, the “reigning gallant” of Regency London), who also happens to be a distant relation. Propriety requires that he save her (and their family’s reputation) from disgrace by removing her from her awkward situation at once.
Anna Tarrant has had it kind of rough, all her life. She’s convinced that her stepfather is trying to kill her, and has been since she was 11. So she’s run into hiding, and has managed to stay one step ahead of him for years now. Throughout, she’s had this fantasy of a gallant knight who would be there, and help her recover her inheritance, and expose the treacherous stepfather for what he really is.
…or is it a fantasy?
In 1222, women had few options. They were completely at the mercy of their fathers to dispose of as they willed. But Lady Alys Delamare has finally convinced her parents to let her join a convent, where she will be able to pursue her true passion: writing chronicles of the adventures she wheedles out of everyone she meets. Perhaps as a ploy to be less attractive, perhaps because she’s so distracted by her inner life, Lady Alys seems to everyone to be a bit dim. Much to the surprise of Sir Padrig ap Huw–the man charged to escort Alys to her future home–there’s much more to his lady than he expected. Then, a raging storm sidetracks their train’s progress–and leads Lady Alys and Sir Padrig into an inconvenient romance . . .