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Bait
FBI Special Agent Sam McCabe is tracking a serial killer across the country. The killer always calls McCabe on his cell phone, taunting him and leaving clues, and then killing the victims minutes before McCabe arrives on the scene. His latest target is Madeline Fitzgerald. When the killer arrives at her hotel in New Orleans to kill her however, there are two Madeline Fitzgearlds staying at the hotel. He attacks both, but one of them survives the attack...
Beachcomber
Atria, Aug 2003, 25.00, 352 pp. ISBN: 0743453484 Though the tie-in to the Jersey mob is in her blood and further connected through her mom's relationship with Uncle Vince, corporate attorney Christy Petrino always adhered to the law, having nothing to do with criminal activities of friends, family, or sponsors. As the fiancée to her boss Michael DePalma, her personal life looked as settled and contented as her profession. However, that illusion...
Dark Torment
When Sarah Markham accompanies her father onto a slave ship of convicted criminals to get indentured workers for their farm, her life is changed. She sees a young Irish man being beaten to death with a whip, and brings the proceedings to a halt. She insists that her father buy the man, and then takes him back to care for him. Dominic Gallagher does not want Sarah's help. He hates that he is indebted to her, and lashes out at her every chance he gets. He...
Desire in the Sun
Delilah "Lilah" Remy can't help but fall for the smooth talking, terrible flirt Jocelyn "Joss" San Pietro upon their very first meeting. After a tender kiss and leisure stroll, Lilah is ready to fall for the handsome young business man. But, in a dramatic turn it is revealed the Joss' grandmother was of a mixed race and a slave, making the English-born Joss property of Lilah's cold hearted great-aunt. He great-aunt auctions off a battered and severely...

Robards booklist

Forbidden Love
Megan Kinkead is a lonely orphan desperate for the attention of her guardian, Justin Brant. She finally gets it when, at the age of 17, she walks in on Justin naked in the bath. She is no longer the child he remembers, and sparks immediately fly between the two of them. They become involved and fall in love. Everything is going wonderfully, until Justin drops a bombshell on Megan: He's already married to another woman. Megan is very upset by this, altho...
Hunter's Moon
Molly Ballard was caught red handed by Will Lyman stealing $5000. Will is a FBI agent investigating a horse race fraud scheme and finds he cannot let Molly go without getting her help in return, for Molly is a groom on the Wyland Farm and can help check identities of horses running (and winning) against odds. At first, Will Lyman figures that it's irrelevant that her crime was done in the name of Molly's five brothers and sisters, he simply wants to ...
Irresistible
Pocket, Sep 2002, 7.99, 368 pp. ISBN: 0743410602 In 1813, Claire Banning Lynes escapes from her abductors who are in deadly pursuit. They insist they just want a ransom, but Claire knows her feckless spouse does not have the money to pay a small sum as the glamorous heir to the Duke of Richmond David wastes his little income on hedonistic pursuits. So the determined and logical Claire concludes that fleeing from her kidnappers is her only chanc...
Island Flame
Lady Catherine Adley is outraged when her ship is taken over by pirates and she is one of the few passengers taken aboard as hostages. Her rage is soon turned to fear when she realizes that she is to be separated from the other prisoners and held captive in the Captain's quarters. She has heard stories about what is done to women taken hostage by pirates, and her fears are realized when Captain Jonathan Hale repeatedly rapes, threatens, and beats her. Ca...
Maggy's Child
Magdalena “Maggy” Garcia grew up together with Nick on the slums of Portland. They are inseparable when they have been young. They tell each other secrets, be each other's champion and protector. They eventually become lovers when they have been older at the age of 18. Suddenly Maggy finds herself pregnant and Nick is nowhere to be found. Desperate, she accepts wealthy man Lyle Forrest's offer of marriage when he sees her crying one day. Maggy thinks tha...
Morning Song
If all you want is romance without much thinking, this is your book!! I thought is was great. He didn't want to fall in love with her, but found it impossible not too. She didn't know what was happening in her heart and her head!!...

Karen Robards list of books

Nobody's Angel
Susannah Redmon is a Plain Jane living in the Carolina Colonies in 1769. Adored by all in her community for her skills as a healer, Susannah has never known the love or attention of a man. Determined to see her family's farm prosper, Susannah shocks her preacher father and her three sisters by deciding to buy a man, a hired slave in fact. Enter the Marquis of Derne, Ian Connelly, a man who has been betrayed and accused of being a criminal. Beaten and...
One Summer
Johnny Harris, with his notorious reputation, has just been released from prison, where he spent ten years serving time for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Rachel Grant, his former teacher, has always believed him innocent, unlike the rest of Kentucky. She chooses to give Johnny another chance and provides him with a job and friendship. Although right from the beginning,bad boy Johnny has something else in mind for good girl Rachel...Yet a murderer is ...
Paradise County
Alex and Joe are at odds with each other from the beginning, but soon the sparks fly and they must come together to save their loved ones and solve the mystery of her father's death....
Scandalous
Pocket, Mar 2001, 7.99, 410 pp. ISBN: 0743410599 In Ceylon, someone kills the Earl of Wickham during a hunting expedition. Jem Downess crosses the ocean and two land masses to inform his employer Lady Gabriella Banning that her half-brother is dead. Gabriella worries about what will happen to her two younger half-sisters, eighteen years old drop dead gorgeous Claire and fifteen-year-old Beth now that her odious cousin is the new Earl of Wickham. ...
Superstition
Putnam, April 2005, 24.95, 432 pp. ISBN 0399152806 On Pawleys Island off the coast of South Carolina, television reality reporter Nicole Sullivan of Twenty-Four Hours investigates a reenactment of the murder of teenager Tara Mitchell and the disappearance of her two best friends who were supposed to have a sleepover together. Nobody has lived in the house since the murder because the tenants felt they were residing with the ghosts of the dead gi...
The Midnight Hour
In "The Midnight Walk" the author takes you through a roller-coaster of unexpected events. Grace Hart the main character in the book has the perfect life,a successful career as a judge, a bright and beautiful 15 year old daughter. When belongings in the house that are of no importance to anyone but the girls come up missing, detective Tony Marino comes to save the day. Only he can't, Grace has secrets buried deep inside her, as does he. ...

Karen Robards novels

The Senator's Wife
Veronica Honneker (Ronnie) has finally gotten what she has dreamed of since she has been a child - a stable life with beautiful mansions, designer clothes, expensive jewelry, credit cards at her disposal and fame as the wife of Senator Lewis Honneker. However with the fame and fortune, she pays the price of being the most hated woman of the state. She has been ostracized as the woman who has destroyed the senator's first marriage. She also has to endure ...
Tiger's Eye
Lady Isabella St. Just, Countess of Blakely, is kidnapped by a gang of ruffians. She almost escapes when a battle breaks out between her captors and another criminal gang. Then she finds herself injured and in a brothel with Alec Tyron, head of a notorious criminal organization and known as the Tiger. Alec is the most handsome man that plain Isabella has ever seen. She sleeps with him for one night. Isabella learns her husband is trying to kill her ...
To Trust A Stranger
Pocket, Dec 2001, 25.00, 384 pp. ISBN 0671786539 After several years of marriage, Julie Carlson realizes that her spouse Sid slips out every evening at midnight when he thinks she is fast asleep. Julie figures Sid is cheating and plans to catch him with his lover. She pretends to sleep and when he leaves follow him only to lose him. When her car is stolen, transvestite Mac McQuarry rescues her. Julie assumes her savior is gay, but i...
Wait Until Dark
, Andrea Kane, Linda Anderson, and Mariah Stewart Pocket, May 2001, 6.99 ISBN: 0671036556 “Manna From Heaven” by Karen Robards. Country western singer Charlie is in the remote wilderness getting rid of a wild and angry raccoon. As part of a drug deal, Jake parachutes onto her car, thinking that Charlie is the driver Laura he is to meet. Now love and danger have just begun. “Stone Cold” by Andrea Kane. In Rhode Island when her biolog...
Walking After Midnight
Steve is running from killer cops; Summer gets caught up in the middle of things while trying to be a responsible employee. After Steve makes Summer his captive, events unravel to bring them inexplicably together as a team. The suspense builds, as does their trust in one another, to climax in a surprising end! Although this book could have more dialog and physical interaction between Steve and Summer, I thought it was a great read and would recommend it ...
Whispers at Midnight
Carly Linton is determined to make a fresh start with her life. After a terrible divorce, she decides to move back to her tiny hometown of Benton, Georgia, to start up a bed-and-breakfast in the old house she inherited from her grandmother. The whole town remembers her as the proverbial good girl, but Carly is tired of being good-she's ready to walk on the wide side, and she knows exactly where she wants to start. Matt Converse, the town's former bad ...


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