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Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark
Author: Elaine Coffman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/16/2006


When her dying father confesses that he is not her biological father -- and that he has a twin -- Washington, D.C., morning news anchor Ellery O'Brien is desperate for answers. Plagued by a recurring nightmare in which a blood-covered woman who has been stabbed repeatedly by a killer, staggers down the staircase of a beautiful old house, Ellery travels to her late mother's hometown -- Agarita Springs, Texas -- not realizing until she arrives that she has rented the very house she sees in her dreams. No one in town wants to dig up the past, but rancher Clint Littleton begins to help Ellery and white-hot attraction sparks between them. The nightmares, however, persist. And each time, before Ellery awakes, she sees an increasingly terrifying image: just a little more of the killer's face. . .

New York Times bestselling author Elaine Coffman switches gears with pulse-pounding results in her first novel of heart-stopping romantic suspense.



The Amethyst Crown
The Amethyst Crown
Author: Katherine Deauxville
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 10/24/2005


She is Constance, England's richest heiress. A radiant, silver-eyed beauty, she is a player in the ruthless power games of King Henry I. Now, a desperate gambit takes her back to Wales where she falls prey to a ragged prisoner who escapes his chains, enters her bedchamber...and enslaves her with his touch. He is a bronzed, blond Adonis whose dangerous past has forced him to wander Britain in disguise. He will escape an enemy's shackles - only to discover a woman whose kisses fire his tormented soul. His birthright is a secret, but this wild, burning love is his destiny....


Bewitching
Bewitching
Author: Gloria Dale Skinner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 8/3/2005


BEWITCHING 1/1995 ISBN: 0821748076 Unemployed governess Cheval Worthington believed in the power of miracles when wealthy shipowner Austin Radcliffe rescued her from the dockside streets of Baltimore. But she'd learned that no act of kindness comes without a price. In exchange for Radcliffe's protection, she was to care for a young child on a mysterious voyage to France. Cheval's heart went out to the little boy - even as she found herself dangerously attracted to his enigmatic guardian. Although destiny would soon sweep her into the stormy seas of betrayal and revenge, Cheval knew there was no turning back from the perils of a magical, once-in-a-lifetime love...


Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise
Author: Elizabeth Daniels
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 1/16/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Sinfully handsome and devilishly sexy, Ben Paradise was a man who loved to gamble, but even he wouldn't have laid odds on the chances of beautiful Lacy Phalen reappearing in his life. When he'd first met Lacy, she was tantalizingly untouchable, heiress to the Puritan Shipping Line and the belle of every ball in Boston. What had brought her to the little town of Paradise, Missouri, and straight into his arms? He wasn't buying her story that she was the new schoolmarm. But if it was the last thing he did, he'd get the truth out of his Ice Princess, even if he had to kiss her senseless to do it.


Blood Moon (Blood Moon, Bk 1)
Blood Moon (Blood Moon, Bk 1)
Author: Dawn Thompson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/31/2007


Start of a stunning new series!

THEIR DARK CURSE Jon Hyde-White was changed. Neither his horse nor his dog trusted him any longer, and with good cause; the transformation was almost complete. Soon he would cease to be an earl's second son and become a ravening monster. Already lust grew, begging him to drink, to devour, to swallow in great gulps hot blood from every opalescent neck--and the blood of his fiancée, Cassandra Thorpe, would be sweetest of all. Was that not why they were chosen? Was that not why the blasphemous creature Sebastian burst upon them from the London shadows? But Sebastian's evil task remained incomplete, and neither Jon not Cassandra was beyond hope. Still she smelled of meadowsweet and lilies, and he still believed in Heaven. One chance remained--in faraway Moldovia, in a secret brotherhood, in an ancient ritual and the power of love and the...BLOOD MOON



By Starlight
By Starlight
Author: Marliss Moon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2005
Helpful Score: 1


As the roaring flames rise to engulf her, Merry Duboise struggles against the ropes that condemn her to burn for witchcraft. Moments away from certain death, she finds salvation in the form of a handsome angel who sweeps her off the stake and into his arms. But Sir Luke le Noir is no angel. A fear-less captain of the Royal Army, this warrior offers the safety Merry has sought for years...but at what price?

Though Luke has sworn to save this skilled herbalist from her superstitious persecutors, he is betrothed to another who will ensure his birthright. Yet from his first glimpse of her, he knows he cannot abandon the fiery-haired beauty to her doom. It doesn't take long for Merry's dark past to catch up with themor for Luke to realize that this woman who incites such lust in him has captivated his hardened heart. Will love be enough to procure Merry her freedom and grant them eternal happiness?


Captive Desire
Captive Desire
Author: Jane Archer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 7/12/2006


PASSIONATE PERSUASION
Victoria Malone fancied herself a great adventuress and student or life, but being kidnapped was too much excitement for even Victoria! Especially when her arrogant kidnapper thought she was part of Red Duke's outlaw gang. Trying to convince the overbearing, handsome, stranger that she had been an innocent bystander when the stagecoach was robbed proved futile. But when he thought he could make her confess by crushing her to his warm, broad chest, by caressing her with his strong, capable hands, and by kissing her until she was senseless, Victoria was willing to admit to anything...
PASSIONATE DENIAL
He knew the so-called "lady" was Red Duke's woman! And one way or another Cord Cordova was going to force the gorgeous blonde to admit the truth and lead him to the notorious outlaw's hideout where Cords sister was held captive. But when the luscious beauty's pale green eye flashed in angry denial as he held her full, supple body close to him, ran his hands over her creamy white skin, and tasted her sweet, soft lips, he wasn't so sure if this fiery witch was telling the truth or it she was the most beautiful liar hed ever met...


Captive Mistress
Captive Mistress
Author: Deborah LeVarre
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/28/2007


Destiny's prisoner
Desperate to escape her cruel, greedy uncle, raven-haired Christy hid herself aboard the Merrimer, certain she could sneak back ashore before the ship set sail. But before she knew it, the luscious stowaway drifted asleep - and awoke to the hard, flinty glare of Captain Michael Lancer. Christy trembled when he threatened to send her to a watery grave, but she was utterly terrified when he decreed she would pay for her passage with nothing less than her private services in the captain's cabin!

Ecstasy's slave
With his chiselled features and manly build, Michael Lancer never lacked for feminine attention. But when he saw the tempting, petite Christy, she shattered his control and ravaged his resolve to never touch an unwilling woman. Something in the way her lips pouted and her hips swayed drove him mad with desire. And when she refused to succumb to his sensual charms, Michael had no choice but to claim her forever and make her his own Captive Mistress.


Close-Up (Berkley Sensation)
Close-Up (Berkley Sensation)
Author: Virginia Kantra
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/21/2005


Lexie Scott may be the FBI directors daughter, but shes struggled her whole life to stay out of trouble and avoid the spotlight. When shes kidnapped by a survivalist cult bent on teaching her father a lesson, however, she must summon the courage she never knew she had. Lexie escapes the cults wilderness headquartersonly to find shes not alone in the woods...

Suspended cop Jack Miller came to North Carolina to rescue his sister from her abusive marriage to the survivalists charismatic leader. Coming to Lexies aid can only compromise Jacks plans. But he cant ignore Lexies plight...or resist her appeal.

Tall, dark and rough-around-the-edges has never been Lexies type. But in the lush, shadowy forest, Lexie has no choice but to trust this intimidating stranger.

Shes just not sure she can trust her heart...


The Counterfeit Count (Zebra Regency Romance)
The Counterfeit Count (Zebra Regency Romance)
Author: Jo Ann Ferguson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 9/17/2005


Upon returning from the war with Napoleon, Lord Ashcroft reluctantly agrees to lodge a Russian war hero. However, Count Dmitrieff is not all he seems. When Lord Ashcroft bids goodnight to his guest, he discovers the count to be a woman! Sparks fly as Lord Ashcroft and "Count" Natalya Dmitrieff find what a difference a dress makes.


Courting Claudia
Courting Claudia
Author: Robyn DeHart
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/26/2005


A dutiful woman, a desirable man ...

An artist with a keen eye for the beauty surrounding her -- yet none for her own -- duty-bound Claudia is resigned to marrying the man of her domineering father's choosing. First, though, she must resign the job she has held in secret as society illustrator "C. J. Prattley." But dashing newspaper owner Derrick Middleton is instantly captivated by Claudia's talent, wit, and sweet nature -- and the passionate inner fire she unknowingly possesses. He has other plans for this extraordinary woman.

Until Claudia first entered his London office, Derrick cared for only his paper and the wild bachelor life he has long enjoyed. Now saving Claudia from a dismal marriage -- and winning her for himself -- becomes his main concern. But courting a woman like Claudia will not be an easy undertaking for a handsome cynic who has always believed true love is not for him -- especially after they succumb to an indiscretion that could lead two hearts to ruin ... of a most delicious variety.


The Crystal Rose
The Crystal Rose
Author: Rebecca Brandewyne
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/7/2006


England, 1850: As she makes her way through London's crowded streets, Rose Windermere is nearly knocked to the ground by a man who whispers a dire warning?and presses a letter into her hands before fleeing. The letter seems innocuous enough--merely plans for a gentleman to meet his lover. But for Rose, the mark with which it is sealed recalls her idyllic childhood in India and a world that was destroyed one terrible night, when an uprising left her dearest friend, Hugo, dead.

Amidst a city enthralled by its Great Exhibition, Rose is pulled back into the exotic land of her youth, as the past comes unimaginably alive. Caught in a web of deceit and intrigue, she must unravel the strange machinations of a man whose lust for power will threaten a monarchy--and Rose's own heart.



Day of Fire (2176, Bk 2)
Day of Fire (2176, Bk 2)
Author: Kathleen Nance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/28/2005


Canada: For over a century it's been closed off, quarantined. Now, in 2176, its people thrive. The country still needs peacekeepers, though -- and the Mounties are there. Be It All. Do It All. Those are the high-tech police force's twin mottos. They're Day Daniels's mottos, too.

But things are heating up. Someone or something called the Shadow Voice is broadcasting treason, and Day's determined to stamp it out. Seeking the source of the threat, she meets Lian Firebird, an enigmatic government operative. He offers, no, insists -- upon joining her trek to the legendary Citadel. Well, Day decides, Mounties work alone, but she can still do and be it all --even with this hunk at her heels.


Death Angel (Large Print)
Death Angel (Large Print)
Author: Linda Howard
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 5/30/2008


Linda Howard is âa superbly original storytellerâ (Iris Johansen) who knows that nothing goes better with lots of sand, a beach chair and an ice cold drink than a hot summer read! Death Angel is sexy, smoldering, non-stop action from start to finish. Gorgeous, diamond-loving Drea Rousseau takes the meaning of arm candy to a whole new level when she hooks up with Rafael Salinas, a notorious crime lord. Unfortunately for her, nothing goodâ"or in his case, badâ"lasts forever. Knowing Rafael has a wandering eye, Drea does what any streetwise woman with a taste for the finer things would do and rips him off before he loses interest, hightailing it out of town with a bundle of cash and Rafael's hit man hot on her stiletto-clad heels. But Drea can't outrun the monster, who leaves her for dead, never suspecting she'd not only survive, but return to life a changed woman, humbled by her unexpected second chance. Still, you don't double-cross Rafael Salinas without paying. In order to feel safe again, Drea joins forces with the FBI to help take him down, only to find herself working with a man more dangerous than the one she left; a man who might decide to save her lifeâ¦or just as easily forfeit it.


Defiant Destiny
Defiant Destiny
Author: Nancy Moulton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 6/16/2006


Kate Prescott was sailing for the rebellious colonies when she was taken prisoner by the notorious American privateer, Captain Nick Fletcher. She was young, aristocratic, and beautiful--but with a temper as hot as a branding iron. He was handsome, cunning, and unbelievably ruthless. Their relationship soon became stormier than the seas they were sailing. But each of them had a secret, and neither Kate nor Nick knew that one day their secrets would intertwine--and their destinies would be sealed forever in the flames of rebellion


Desert Bride
Desert Bride
Author: Joanne Redd
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 9/14/2005


A beautiful young Englishwoman, captured by pirates and imprisoned in a harem, is rescued by a bold American sea captain who wins her in a slave auction and makes her his bride. Sizzling desert romance from the award-winning author of To Love an Eagle.


The Dream Thief
The Dream Thief
Author: Helen A. Rosburg
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 2/5/2006


Someone is murdering young, beautiful women in medieval Venice.  Even the most formidable walls of the grandest villas cannot keep him out, for he steals into his victim?s dreams.  Holding his chosen prey captive in the night, he seduces them ? to death.

Now Pina?s cousin, Valeria, is found dead, her lovely body ravished.  It is the final straw for Pina?s overbearing fiance?, Antonio, and he orders her confined within the walls of her mother?s opulent villa on Venice?s Grand Canal.  It is a blow not only to Pina, but to the poor and downtrodden in the city?s ghettos, to whom Pina has been an angel of charity and mercy.  But Pina does not chafe long in her lavish prison, for soon she too begins to show symptoms of the midnight visitations; a waxen pallor and overwhelming lethargy.

Fearing for her daughter?s life, Pina?s mother removes her from the city to their estate in the country.  Still, Pina is not safe.  For Antonio?s wealth and his family?s power enable him to hide a deadly secret.  And the murderer manages to find his intended victim.  Not to steal into her dreams and steal away her life, however, but to save her.  And to find his own salvation in the arms of the only woman who has ever shown him love.



Dreamwalker
Dreamwalker
Author: Kathleen Dante
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/13/2007


Damon Venizélos is an incubus â" a dreamwalker trained by the government to assassinate people through their dreams, although he prefers to seduce women in their sleep. Aurora diScipio is a lamia â" a born shapeshifter â" and a master thief who delights in a challenge. For his next mission, Damon needs a thief and Rory is just the woman for him â" if only he can catch her.

Rory is more than a match for Damon. But with a nuke missing and thousands of lives on the line, he'll do everything in his power, use all his seductive prowess, to get her right where he wants her. Even if it means risking his heart.


The Duke in Disguise (Sisters of Willow Pond, Bk 2)
The Duke in Disguise (Sisters of Willow Pond, Bk 2)
Author: Gayle Callen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/7/2006


Who is this man?

The Duke of Thanet may have hired her as a governess to his six-year-old son, but there is something . . . different about the devilish rogue standing before her today. He seems to study her with an intensity she never noticed before, and he is certainly more charming than the last time they encountered each other. Was there always an alluring glint in his dark eyes? But the duke has a notoriously scandalous reputation, and Meriel will not let herself succumb.

Masquerading as the duke was not the simple solution Richard O'Neill had envisioned. When his ailing half-brother, the real duke, asked him to protect his young heir from a greedy enemy, Richard agreed. But he never thought he'd be attracted to the inquisitive governess, or that each moment in her intoxicating presence would tempt him beyond all reason. And letting down his guard could prove dangerous . . . especially to Richard's own heart.



Falcon's Flight
Falcon's Flight
Author: Joan Hohl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 1/19/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Leslie, desperately needing to get away from it all, goes to Atlantic City, where she meets Flint Falcon, a casino owner who pushes gambling fun beyond the limits of safety.


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