WOULD YOU RATHER BE A COWARD... OR A CANIDATE FOR THE EMERGENCY WARD?
Mouse Fawley has just done something very, very dumb. No kid in his right mind would out out of his way to enrage Marv Hammerman, the school bully---but when Mouse saw the picture of a Neanderthal man, he just had to write Marv's name under it. Too bad Marv was standing right behind him. Now Mouse has to choose between being on the run and being killed.
In a deadly late night showdown, San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer fires her weapon...and sets off a dramatic chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a family destroyed, and Lindsay herself at the mercy of twelve jurors. During a break in the trial, she retreats to a picturesque town that is reeling from a string of grisly murders--crimes that bear a link to a haunting, unsolved case from her rookie years. Now, with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay must battle for her life on two fronts: in a trial rushing to a climax, and against an unknown adversary willing to do anything to hide the truth about the homicides--including kill again...
This practical, wise, and encouraging book contains all the information a couple or an individual needs to investigate adoption alternatives and arrange for and comlete a successful adoption. Beginning with a broad overview of options for both domestic and foreign adoption, the author provides details about agencies, home studies, paperwork, and legal issues. She goes on to cover procedures for agency and independent adoptions as well concerns about intercountry adoption, sepcial needs children, preparing for a child's arrival, and longer term questions about raising an adoptive family.
This new edition includes completley updated listings of nearly a thousand domestic agencies, along with names and addresses of parent groups, exhcanges, and public service offices. Also included are key domestic agencies handling adoption of foreign born children, all new informaiton about open adoption and the many new and emerging adoption practices, and a diverse bibliography of reccommended reading.
Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin is virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane...
At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster abroad a commercial twin-jet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation.
Angela Lindsay enjoyed a pampered existence among French society, but she has had to trade it all and move to New Mexico in order to collect her inheritance. Captain Jake Branden is the first irritation of her new life. Jake has to escort the city miss from New Orleans to New Mexico, but he doesn't plan any concessions for her delicate sensibilities. But the sapphire sparks of defiance shooting from Angela's eyes and her fury will challenge his indifference.
DRIVEN FROM THE DUMAS MANSION BACK TO HER BELOVED BAYOU, RUBY'S ONLY HOPE IS THAT FATE WILL LET HER BEGIN ANEW...
Living again in a humble shack, Ruby is determined to make a secure and happy home for her precious infant daughter, Pearl. Paul Tate--her first love, whom she was forced to abandon--is at her side once more, now a man of dazzling wealth. When he whisks her into his grand house, it seems their future is assured. As mistress of Cypress Woods, Ruby can forget even the shocking reason she and Paul must wed in a secret ceremony and remain husband and wife in name only.
But the thick, expensive walls of Cypress Woods cannot shut out the terrible memories that have woven their fabric over her destiny, or the cold eyes of Paul's mother, Gladys, reminding Runy o the secret she must keep to give Pearl a loving father. Then her venomous twin sister, Gisselle, arrives to taunt her with news of Beau Andreasl, the true father Pearl has never met, and the only man Ruby will ever long for with all her body and soul. Desperate to find the complete, fulfilling life she craves, Ruby builds a new existince, a flimsy shanty of hope that the first flood washes away. Only when the storm exposes the very blackest of evils of the past will she glimpse the rainbow's fragile promise, a morning of sunshine and laughter with a family of her own...
Pistol-packing Pinkerton agent Willow Hastings always got her man -- until handsome, yet arrogant, security chief Brandt Donovan interfered in an arrest. Now she's been ordered to collaborate with Donovan to catch a killer, but she ends up wondering if he can capture her new partner's heart as well.
Soon after her father's death, Melora Deane returned to the family ranch in Rawhide, Wyoming, and fell in love with one of the town's leading citizens. But on the eve of her wedding to Wyatt Holden, Melora is kidnapped by a stranger who claims to be the real Wyatt. In her mysterious captor Melora finds the passion of a lifetime and a partner in sweet revenge.
When Kate travels to Blade, Oregon to spend a quiet vacation with her Aunt Melanie, she has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. Blade, Oregon is the home of the magical lost crater, in which a grove of giant redwood trees has remained untouched for thousands of years. Now the ancient grove has become the center a major dispute between those who wish to save this rare sanctuary and the local loggers who see Lost Crater as their last hope to rejuvenate their dying mill town. Caught up in the struggle, Kate feels compelled to learn more and decides to follow a trail into the crater, which, as legend has it, was made by the ancient Halami people believed to have once lived in the region. But for Kate, what starts out as a day's discovery soon turns into a life's journey. With the help of an ancient walking stick, Kate is thrust back in time five hundred years. Quickly befriended by a young Halami girl, Laioni, Kate learns that not much has changed in five centuries as she is caught in the middle of a battle for the same wilderness. Confronted by a myriad of strange and frightening creatures, including the trickster Kandeldandel and the evil Gashra, who is bent on destroying everything he cannot control, Kate must complete her quest and return to her own time. But to do so, she must not only discover the truth behind her own beliefs, but also unravel an ancient and wondrous riddle bearing the knowledge of life's intricate and fragile balance.
Since her father's death, Dee has held on to Angel Creek Ranch for five years. Lucas Cochran, new owner of the Double C Ranch, desperately needs Dee's water for his dusty homestead and vows to take Dee's land away from her. But unexpected passion blazes between them when they meet for the first time--as they discover a love as wild as the frontier.
Shocked by the threat of an arranged marriage to an aging magistrate, Bliss Stafford fled through the rugged New Zealand countryside. But chance--and the barrel of her father's pistol--wed her to Jamie McKenna, a handsome rancher whose bold touch inflamed her innocent senses.
All her life, ebon-haired evangeline Jones had heard dire warnings about the fleeting pleasures and enduring heartaches that love could bring. But caution was the last thing on the mind when she met Flint Robaire.
Flint wanted Evangeline to be his, body and soul. But she deserved more that a man on the run. Even as he stroked her raven curls and tasted the sweetness of her creamy skin, he knew he was being unfair to his darling Angel. Still, though he brought danger to her days, he ached to bring desire to her nights. And with a rage born of passion, he vowed to vanquish the evil that stalked him and spend a glorious lifetime sharing the wanton heaven of his Angel's Ecstasy.
"I want all of you to know, without a glimmer of uncertainty, that all of our pets, and animals of every kind, live on the other side, also known as "heaven" or "the afterlife." Anyone who has ever neen around an animal for more than five minutes can see that God's amazing creatures have minds of their own, unique personalities, and, of course, souls. It goes without saying, then, that when an animal dies, its spirit goes home just like ours."
For four long years, Chama had kept his distance as the captive he called "Fire Woman" temptinigly came of age. The raven haired apache warrior had jealously guarded her from the other braves, and now that he had paid the bride-price, he would soon make her his. Tough she seemed to fear him, Chama wanted only to cherish his coppery-haired treasure, to explore her alluring innocence, to ignite her fiery passions which he knew would match his own. And so he would melt her resistance with slow, tender loving--tasting, touching and teasing his blue-eyed beauty until she would vow never to leave him.
HE WAS HER DESTINY...
Just the sight of the apache made Mary Elizabeth Abernathy's blood boil with rage--she would never wed the fierce and arrogant Chama. She tried to escape, but when the handsome, bronze-skinned brave tracked her down and captured her in his well-muscled arms, Mary Elizabeth braced herself as he prepared to take what he considered his. But instead of feeling frightened she was thrilled when he ran his fingers through her red-gold tresses, branding her silken skin with his searing touch and claiming her lips in a heated kiss. And soon the only thing she feared was her wild respone to his masterful seduction.
Wonderful Book! I couldn't hardly put it down...finished it within 24 hours. Aissa is a wonderfully strong and independent woman and survives many trials but it did upset me a little with how the men kept exploiting her, especially Shadow Hawk, and she simply forgave him. Ah well, such is the plot of a romance novel. Still, it was a great read and I enjoyed it.
Texas Rogue and Arizona Vixen put LaRee Bryant on the map as one of the bestselling authors of western historical romances. In this sizzling tale of passion, a beautiful governess tries to resist the charms of a womanizer, but learns that holding onto her virtue may not be worth the fight!
He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking.
Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witnessadvocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still. Her superiours are interested only because the latest victim may be the daughter of Peter Bondurant, an enigmatic billionaire. When he pulls strings, Special Agent John Quinn gets assigned to the case. But the FBI's ace profiler of serial killers is the last person Kate wants to work with, not with their troubled history. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career--and her life. For she's the only woman who has what it takes to stop the killer...and the one woman he wants next.