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A Coral Kiss
Jedidiah Glaze and Amy Slater are trying to hide their growing attraction towards each other under the guise of friendship. But when Jed turns up one night unexpectedly at Amy's door, they both realize that their friendship has grown into something deeper. Amy offers Jed her home to recuperate from his injuries but Jed is awakened in the night hearing Amy's terrified screams. He comes to know that Amy is haunted by daily nightmares ever since her 'fri...
Absolutely Positively
Dr.Harry Stratton Trevelyan is a scientist-philosopher with a special talent for detecting fraud. He is hired by Molly Abberwick, the trustee of the Abberwick foundation, to look through grant proposals and advise her about which ones to fund. After working for Molly for a month, Harry decides he wants to have an affair with her. He doesn't expect any kind of emotional attachment since they are complete opposites. He has given up on finding someone to s...
Affair of Honor
Professor Brenna Llewellyn meets Ryder Sterne when she accidentally crawls through his window, mistaking his cabin for her own. After this initial misunderstanding is cleared up, Ryder makes it clear that he wants to get to know Brenna better. Brenna is wary of Rider because he is like no one she's ever met before. She has lead a relatively sheltered academic life, and is unprepared for Ryder's primitave attitude and code of honor. Ryder and Brenna slee...
Call It Destiny
Heather Strand is getting married to Jake Cavender for many reasons, none of which is love. He is the financial wizard of the hotel that she believes she is inheriting, and her family loves him and is promoting the match. Heather is desperate to please her family after a rebellious adolescence. She has locked the more unruly part of her character away, and is determined to keep it under control. All of her good intentions are pushed aside when she disco...

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Dangerous Magic
Elissa Sheldon is enraged when her new boss accuses her of sleeping her way up the corperate ladder. The situation becomes even worse when he tells her that it was him she'd have to sleep with if she ever wanted to advance in her career. Wade Taggert virtually blackmails Elissa into dating him, and after a while Elissa is more than happy to go along with his plans. Elissa is begining to develop some plans of her own. She is out for revenge against Wade,...
Falling Awake
Ellis Cutler works for a secret government agency that uses dreams to investigate crimes. Ellis is their best agent when it comes to solving crimes through his dreams. Ellis is on the hunt for a rogue agent by the name of Vincent Scargill, who he suspects of killing another agent. Ellis records his dreams and sends them to the Belvedere Center for Sleep Research. The agency is the primary source of income for the Belvedere Center, since the government ha...
Flash
When Rollie Chantry dies, he leaves 51 percent of his company, Glow, Inc., to venture capitalist Jasper Sloan. Jasper is eager to switch careers and take over the company, but he must first gain the cooperation of the other owner, Rollie's neice, Olivia Chantry. Glow, Inc. is thought of as a family business among the Chantrys and Olivia feels that it is her duty to insure that her family and Glow's employees are not hurt by the new change in managemen...
Gift of Fire
Jonas Quarrel was lean, sexy, and equally capable of quoting Renaissance poerty 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 was pregnant with his child. Sure enough, her a...
Gift of Gold
Jonas Quarrel has the ability to touch an old object and see and feel what the person who owned it did, but only if the item is associated with violence. After nearly killing someone, he has given up teaching renaissance history or working with his gift and wanders the world. He discovers Verity and realizes she might help him even though they have never met. He follows her 2000 miles and takes a job as dishwasher in her resturant. They start an affair a...
Grand Passion
Cleopatra Robbins, owner of Robins' Nest Inn, has a secret that few people know. She is the critically acclaimed author of a book of feminine erotica. Max Fortune is the former head of a giant hotel chain. After his boss and mentor dies, Max goes searching for his inheritance of five very valuable paintings. Before his boss died he told Max that the paintings were with Cleopatra Robbins. Max, assuming that Cleo was his mentor's mistress, goes to her h...

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Hidden Talents
Caleb Ventress, a successful business man, has spent his entire life compensating for the mistakes that his parents made before he was born. His father, a married man, had an affair with Caleb's mother. His family was then blackmailed with nude photos of his father's mistress. After the deaths of his parents Caleb was raised by his father's family, but was never allowed to forget the circumstances of his birth. He vowed never to make the same mistake hi...
Light In Shadow
Zoe Luce has gone to great lengths to appear as normal as possible. She changed her name and moved to Whispering Springs, AZ to make a fresh start and leave all who knew her behind. However, it is hard to appear normal when walls start screaming at her in her new client's bedroom. Zoe has always had sensitivity to rooms where great emotions were felt and she knows that something terrible happened in that room. She has a sinking suspicion that her new cli...
Lost And Found
Mack Eason, owner of , uses art consultants like decorative art expert Cady Briggs, to help recover treasures for an exorbitant fee. However, after exchanging sensual communication over the phone and through E-mail, Mack and Cady meet for the first time in Vegas over business. His Vegas clients run a two-bit museum that could never afford the cost of services of either Mack Or Cady. Because they are friends, Mack wants to help them regain and sell...
Midnight Jewels
Croft Falconer is a martial arts expert and a former private investigator. He lives an isolated life, immersed in the philosophy of violence. When he sees an ad for a rare edition of erotica which has ties to an old investigation, he goes on a search for answers. Three years ago Croft had been hired to break up an illegal cult, and it had ended in a deadly fire in which the cult leader and all of his rare books were thought to be destroyed. Croft realize...
Perfect Partners
When librarian Letitia Thornquist inherits her great-uncle's company she is eager to take over as president. Having just broken things off with her an engagement Letty is eager to start a new life for herself. Joel Blackstone, the CEO of Thornquist Gear, is not pleased with Letty's new career plans. He was personally responsible for making the Thornquist business the succes that it has become, and was in the process of buying the company when the ow...
Serpent in Paradise
HQN, Dec 2004 ISBN: 0373770162 Jase Lassiter has lived on remote Saint Clair, a Southern Pacific island for the past decade. There he owns the Serpent bar and offers himself as a “souvenir” to females. When Amy Shannon shows up at his bar, Jase concludes that she does not belong in a dive like his. Still he figures he can score with her before he sends her on her way. However, he soon realizes how far outside her lane she is when thugs thr...

Jayne Ann Krentz novels

Sharp Edges
At once a fascinating look at today's avant-garde art world and a scintillating adventure, this book hums with the energy of a couple who bring to mind a thoroughly modern Bogart and Bacall. She's an art glass collector he's a rough hewn type....
Smoke In Mirrors
Putnam, Jan 2002, 23.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 0399147926 The once beautiful and vibrant Meredith Spooner is dead and her closest confidant Leonora Hutton cleans out the deceased's apartment when Thomas Walker arrives. He informs Leonora that Meredith stole 1.5 million from the college alumni fund that his brother manages. Leonora tries to ignore Thomas' threats to implicate her as an accomplice of Meredith if she fails to help him. However, ...
Soft Focus
She is forced to work with a man she thinks betrayed her in order to save both their companies from industrial espionage. Mostly set at a film festival....
Stormy Challenge
Stephanie James HQN, Oct 2004 ISBN: 0373770057 Leya Brandon and her brother Keith jointly inherit Brandon Security Systems. Neither has experience managing this type of firm though Leya owns a bookstore and plans to open another store soon. Keith tries to make a go at running the firm and tentatively accepts a two-year contract from a high-powered consultant if Leya agrees. Leya, needing time to think whether they should agree to this venture, ...
Summer In Eclipse Bay
Writer Nick "Hardhearted" Harte came back to Eclipse Bay in the hopes of luring gallery owner Octavia Brightwell on a date...and hopefully into his bed. But Octavia keeps turning him down, his son is pestering him about it, and his grandfather is butting in. Then Octavia discovers a rare and undocumented painting...and it's stolen from her gallery. Octavia asks Nick to look into the theft and he agrees to it. And he keeps seeing her, though the urge ...
Sweet Fortune
Sam Hatchard wants to marry Jessie Benedict, the daughter of the owner of Beneditct Fastners, the company which Hatch is CEO. Although Jessie finds herself attracted to Hatch, she doesn't want to get involved with him. He's too much like her father who puts work before family. She believes that the only reason that Hatch wants to marry her is because of her stake in the company. After all, she's flaky, uninterested in business, and has nothing in common...

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The Waiting Game
This one was made into an original Harlequin movie on The Movie Channel! Sara Fraser goes for visit to her uncle Lowell Kincaid. Uncle Lowell however seems to be missing. Knowing his secretive background, as an ex-government agent, she begins to worry. Her uncle once told her that if anything ever happened to him she was to go to Adrian Saville. Adrian has just sold his first thriller novel called the Phantom. It is all about missing gold and docu...
The Wedding Night
The Townsend family hotel business has had a long standing fued with the Sutherland family hotels, but that feud is finally being laid to rest with the marriage of Angie Townsend to Owen Sutherland. They only dated for three months prior to their marriage, but Owen wanted to be married as soon as possible and Angie was too much in love to question his motives. But when Angie recieves a mysterious phone call on her wedding night telling her that a merg...
Trust Me
Desdemona is a caterer for a wedding reception, but the bride decided to leave the groom at the alter. She is the owner of the catering business and needs to make sure the groom, Sam, pays for the food. He is a computer programmer, who is mostly into designing security systems. He tells Desdemona that for the most part he was marrying to have someone to have someone to do his public relations. He tells her that she did an excellent job at making the ...
Truth or Dare
Putnam, Jan 2004, 24.95, 416 pp. ISBN 0399150730 After escaping from a mental institution and proving her sanity to the in-laws who committed her, Zoe is happy that she and private detective Ethan Thax discovered who really killed her husband. Both Zoe and Ethan decide to give their marriage of convenience a chance to become something deeper as they settle into domestic tranquility in Whispering Springs, Arizona. Zoe's peace of mind suffers a...
Truth or Death
Putnam, Jan 2003, 24.95, 416 pp. ISBN 0399150730 After escaping from a mental institution and proving her sanity to the in-laws who committed her, Zoe is happy that she and private detective Ethan Thax discovered who really killed her husband. Both Zoe and Ethan decide to give their marriage of convenience a chance to become something deeper as they settle into domestic tranquility in Whispering Springs, Arizona. Zoe's peace of mind suffers a...
Uneasy Alliance
Torr Latimer is intrigued by Abby Lyndon the first time he sees her in their flower arranging class. She is cheery and undisciplined, pretty much the complete opposite of Torr. Torr finally decides that he must make her his, and sets out to do so. Abby is wary of Torr due to a previous unhappy relationship she had with a domineering man. Torr is intense and posessive, everything that Abby avoids in men. But Torr is determined to change her mind about hi...
Wildest Hearts
Wealthy buisnessman Oliver Raine knew that he wanted Annie Lyncroft to be his wife from the moment he first saw her. Oliver is a very patient and controlled man, and was willing to wait until he had maneuvered Annie into a relationship. But Annie plays right into his hands when her brother's plane is lost at sea and is presumed dead. Annie doesn't belive that Daniel is dead and is determined to preserve his company for him. But she has no idea about how ...


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