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After Dark
Zebra, Dec 2000, 5.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0821766937 Fifteen years ago Johnny Mack Cahill left his hometown of Noble?s Crossing, Alabama, vowing to never return. Johnny settled in the Houston area and became a successful wealthy businessman. Now Johnny has received an anonymous note from his hometown, stating: ?Your son needs you. Come home.? Johnny never knew he had a child, but the accompanying picture from a newspaper article is that of a y...
As Good As Dead
Zebra, Sep 2004, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0821772198 Socialite Reve Sorrell returns to Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee to learn more about her family history and to find out for certain whether local bar owner Jazzy Talbot is her twin though the two look identical except for minor material things. Jazzy wonders why her beloved septuagenarian Aunt Sally would have lied about a sister and perhaps her mother while Reve struggles with being adopted. Meanwh...
Defending His Own
Ashe and Deborah spent a passion filled night together eleven years ago, and when Deborah finds out she's pregnant, her father runs Ashe out of town before he learns about the baby. Now Ashe is back in town as Deborah's bodyguard, protecting her after she witnesses a murder. His son is being raised as Deborah's brother, and she is afraid Ashe will figure out the truth. Before the trial, the threats are really just nuisances, but after the trial they...
Every Move She Makes
Kensington, Sep 2001, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 0821768387 After fifteen years of being locked up in the Donaldson Correctional Facility for the murder of his odious stepfather, a crime he insists he never committed, the state of Alabama frees Reed Conway. Upon returning to his hometown of Spring Creek, his mother and his shy stepsister warmly welcome him. His mother works as a housekeeper to the in-laws of Senator Webb Porter, who resided on the...

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Gabriel Hawk's Lady
Ex CIA agent Gabriel Hawk has been assigned to rescue a small child from the dangerous jungles of San Miguel. Gabriel is part on an elite group of agents entitled The Protectors. What Gabriel hadn't counted on was sexy teacher (and ex missionary) Rori Deane. Rori's brother Peter and sister-in-law Cipriana have been killed in an act of unimaginable violence. To make matters worse, her nephew Frankie has been kidnapped. Rori has no intention of lettin...
Grace Under Fire
Silhouette, June 2003, 5.99, 304 pp. ISBN 037321830 Three years ago, a car accident killed Gracie Beaumont's father, husband and unborn child and for all effective purposes Grace is only going through the motions of living. The father of a rich man and the wife of a powerful person, Grace took over the reigns of Sheffield Media Inc. as the new CEO. The job occupied her mind so much that she didn't have to think about all her losses. One day...
Lucky in Love
This is a story of Lucky, a woman who is a widow, and who is trying her hardest to keep promises to her dead grandmother. She promised her that she would save her home, and that is what she intends to do. She opens a bed and breakfast, and Cole Kendrick, an ex-baseball player, comes to stay, as her first guest. The story follows the exciting new developments as Lucky and Cole fall in love, and try to figure out what they are willing to give up to be w...
The Last to Die
Jazzy has always loved Jamie Upton, the heir to the Upton fortune and town user and loser. When Jamie is brutally murdered, Jazzy is the prime suspect because of their rocky romantic history. Jazzy has always been the town's favorite source of gossip and the murder just brings up buried history. Jazzy turns to her bar bouncer, Caleb McCord, who has made no effort to hide his feelings for Jazzy. Before she can move on, she must come to grips with her ...
What She Doesn't Know
Zebra, Apr 2002, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 0821772147 Two decades ago in Sumarville, Mississippi, Jolie Royale barely escaped with her life, but her mother, aunt and the gardener were left dead. Though officially ruled a murder-suicide, as the gardener was allegedly her aunt's lover, Jolie knows better. Though she saw the face of the killer she cannot identify the person because she cannot recall what she actually seen. Now her stepbrother...
Worth Dying For
HQN, Nov 2004, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 037377012X In Colby, Texas, seventeen years old Amy Smith waits at night by herself for her boyfriend Dante Moran to arrive to take her home from her job at the Dairy Dip. However, Dante is held up at college and so is running late. Someone attacks Amy, but by the time Dante arrives his girlfriend is gone. No body was ever recovered. Seventeen years later, Dante leaves the FBI to take a job with the Dundee...


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