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A Game of Chance
Chance Mackenzie believes Sunny Miller is working with her terrorist father, so he arranges a fake plane crash to set her up and get information about him from her. What he doesn't count on is falling in love, but he does. After learning that Sunny is really hiding from her father, Chance uses her as bait to bring him out. After a gun fight he is killed, and Chance is frantic when Sunny is shot. While in the hospital, he learns she is pregnant with...
A Lady of the West
This is the story of a young man and woman who unexpectantly end up falling in love. Victoria Waverly was a noble daughter of the war-ruined South, sold in marriage to a ruthless Western rancher by the name of Frank McLain. Jake Roper was one of Frank McLain's hired gunman. Honor and pride were the only things that could help Victoria endure her painful role as wife in name alone. But honor could not satiate her forbidden desire for the hired gunm...
After The Night (Thriller/Action)
The night young Faith Devlin's mother and her married lover, Guy Rouillard, disappeared Faith became upset. Scion to the Rouillard empire, Gray Rouillard vented his anger and hurt by having the remaining members of Faith's family forced out of town. Years later Faith discovers that her mother had run away alone and, suspecting foul play, she returns to her hometown to try and solve the mystery of Guy's disappearance. Faith's investigation pits he...
After the Night (Romance)
Faith returns to her home town ten years after she and her family were run out when her mother supposedly ran off with the richest man in town. Gray, the son of the man her mother ran off with is hostile and wants her to leave so she won't upset his sister and mother, both of whom are mentally fragile. Faith knows her mother did not leave with Gray's father and attempts to discover what happened to him. She is harrassed by a murderer and she and Gray,...

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Against The Rules
Cathryn Donahue returns back to her inheritance after her father's death only to find Rule Jackson, her father's right-hand owning up the place. Cathryn has suffered intense attraction with Rule ever since she has been a teenager. Rule is also the reason why she has escaped the ranch life and preferred to live in the city. Now she is upset to see that nothing has changed with her remaining family members and most especially with her feelings for Rule. A...
All That Glitters
This wasn't an example of Linda Howard's usually exceptional writing. I thought the characters were under-developed and it was a chore to read. It's an under developed "love" story of Jessica and Nikolai who are trying to overcome their fear of trusting each other wholeheartedly while learning the true meaning of love. ...
All the Queen's Men
Niema was a newlywed who listened to her husband die while working for the CIA. She is cared for by a man she knows as Tucker, who manages to get her out of the country and back to the United States. Five years later she meets Tucker again, although this time he reveals he is the infamous John Medina. John conviences Niema to go back into field work with him, and they begin to train. There is an instant sexual attraction on her part, and he has wan...
Almost Forever
An oldie but a goodie, recently re-released by Mira Books. Claire Westerbrook finds it hard to believe that someone as gorgeous and dashing as Max Conroy would be interested in her, then discovers that he's not. He just wants information about the company she works for, a company his company is planning to take over. She wants nothing to do with a man who could deceive her, but she is already despertely in love with him. Max, however, has recently dec...
An Independent Wife
Sallie Jerome has come a long way from being a plain and timid housewife to one of the best field reporter for a newspaper. However her career is suddenly threatened when her estranged husband for 7 years suddenly returned and bought the newspaper company she's working for. She fears that Rhydon will fire her in order to cut any association with her especially when they haven't spoken to each other for over 7 years. Rhydon Baines, a noted reporter himse...
Angel Creek
Dee has taken care of her land for ten years all on her own. She's fought off men and marriage proposals, but when Lucas Cochran comes back to town and befriends her, she finds herself falling in love, but she is suspicious that he only wants her for her land. Her best friend, Olivia, is the proper daughter of the town banker, but she finds herself falling in love with a Mexican drifter. When Kyle Bellamy and his men attack Dee's farm, Luis, Olivia...

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Blackout
Elizabeth Major was an interior designer who was just starting to break into the wealthy market. She worked out of her office in a sleek Dallas highrise across the hall from the security offices of Tom Quinlan. Elizabeth didn't know much about Tom, but she got involved with him anyway - the physical attraction between the two of them was just too much to resist! However, Elizabeth unexpectedly broke off the relationship after a short time and avoided Tom...
Bluebird Winter
Kathleen Fields went into labor a month early. She went off the road in the middle of a blizzard. She had given up hope of saving her baby when Derek Taliferro, a neonatal specialist, finds her. He takes her back home and delivers her baby, a beautiful baby girl named Risa. He falls in love with her and her mother instantly. Derek plays on Kathleen's financial situation in an attempt to get her to marry him. She does, and together they begin to r...
Come Lie With Me
Dione is a well known therapist and her great successes in making people walk again are said to be miracles, but when she is sought to return a dying man back to health and to make him walk she is not sure about taking on the patient. After seeing a picture of a man who was comfortable in land, air and sea and then compare it to a man who had surpassed all expectations of recovery but who still couldn't walk she decided that she would make him walk again...
Cover of Night
Young widow Cate Nightingale has moved to a small town in Idaho to raise her twin boys. She has a small bed and breakfast, and is friendly with everyone in town, including shy Cal Harris, whom everyone knows loves Cate. Everything is normal until a guest disappears out the window. A few days later, two armed men take Cate and her friend by gunpoint and force them to give them the guest's belongings. Cal suddenly appears with a shotgun and chases the ...
Cry No More
Ballantine, Nov 2003, 25.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0345453417 While out shopping with her two month old son Justin strapped to her chest, two men steal the infant but not before she gouges one of their eyes out. When Milla Edge recuperates, she becomes determined to find her baby and goes to Need Finders, an organization that searches for lost people, mostly infants and children. Her husband divorces her because he can't live with a crusader which is fi...
Cutting Edge
Ruthless company troubleshooter Brett Rutland has been called in by his boss to investigate an embezzlement case in his company. His suspect is the entire accounting department particularly the quiet beautiful bookkeeper, Tessa Conway. He disguises himself and sets a seduction game with Tessa to acquire evidence of her misdeed. Tessa is surprised to be suddenly caught by a gorgeous man's attention and she's shocked to find herself reciprocating the attra...

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Diamond Bay
Rachel Jones is a young widow leaving by the beach in Florida when she finds a man with two gunshot wounds on the beach. Her instincts tell her to help him and not to call the police, so with the help of her friend Honey, she fixes him up. When he wakes up she learns he is part of a government agency and he has been betrayed by a superior. Kell Sabin is very weak, but as soon as he is well he begins an affair with Rachel, all the while waiting to ge...
Dream Man
Marlie Keen is an empath who has move to Florida to begin a new life. She thinks her ability to be empathic (detect others' emotions) are gone but she soon dicovers that she has picked up the emotions of a serial killer. In her attempt to assist the police and report what she knows she meets up with Dane Hollister, a hard-nosed and cynical Homicide Detective. Dane develops a sexual attraction to Marlie despite believing she is a 'nutcase'. He del...
Drop Dead Gorgeous
When Wyatt Bloodsworth gave only 1 month to organize their wedding, his fiancée Blair Mallory knew that he's serious. Not wanting to risk a Las Vegas wedding which Wyatt threatened, she determinedly shopped for all her wedding paraphernalia before the deadline. However she did not count on being ran over by a psycho lady one evening after her shopping spree. Blair had had already been a killer's target before but thanks to her intelligence and the protec...
Duncan's Bride
Duncan is looking for a bride to help him to run his farm. He would be happy to find someone very plain so that he wouldn't feel like he had to fall in love. The woman he chooses (I can't remember her name and my copy is out on loan) is beautiful and athletic. She is determined to make him fall in love. It is a very happy ending and there is a good amount of healthy sex....
Dying To Please
Ballantine, May 2002, 25.95, 312 pp. ISBN 0345452704 She's young, beautiful and sensual. Sarah Stevens is the perfect butler cum bodyguard for retired federal Judge Roberts who has received numerous death threats during his time on the bench. When two burglars break into the judge's home, Sarah disarms them by tripping one thief and landing a knock out punch on the other. When Detective Cahill arrives on the scene, he's immediately attract...
Heart of Fire
A fabulous lost Amazon city once inhabited by women warriors contains a rare red diamond: it sounded like myth, but archeologist Jillian Sherwood believed it was real, and she was willing to put up with anything to find it -- even Ben Lewis. Ruffian, knock-about, and number one river guide in Brazil, Ben was all man -- over six feet of rock-hard muscles that rippled under his khakis, with lazy blue eyes that taunted her from his tanned face. Jillian watc...

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Heartbreaker
Michelle Cabot has inherited her father's cattle ranch and a mountain of debt to go with it. She owes money to none other than her neighbor and longtime nemesis, John Rafferty. He is shocked to discover that the pampered rich girl he once despised is trying to work the land on her own and save the only thing she has left in the world. He likes this new woman and is determined to make her his. But as much as Michelle has always wanted and loved Raffert...
Kill and Tell (Thriller/Action)
Atria, Nov 2002, 18.00, 310 pp. ISBN: 0743453921 Former Viet Nam vet Dexter Whitlaw kept a book filled with secrets that he mails to his wife and daughter abandoned by him two decades ago. His daughter Karen, mourning the death of her mother, receives the package from her father, a person she prefers to forget exists. Rather than deal with him now, she buries the package amidst other possessions of her mother. Meanwhile in New Orleans, someo...
Kill and Tell (Romance)
Karen Whitlaw travels to New Orleans to collect her father's body, thinking that he died as a homeless person, on the street. But it appears that he was murdered because of a secret from his past, and she is helped by Nick Chastain, a New Orleans detective, to find out about her father's secret....
Killing Time
The town Pekesville County doesn't know that when they dug a time capsule back in 1985, it will generate a series of bizaare events 20 years later. Knox Davis has been there when the time capsule is buried into the ground. Now that he's the county sheriff, he makes sure that peace is maintained in his quiet town. But suddenly the capsule has turned missing without any trace of evidence left behind. Knox is befuddled on how someone will take a useless cap...
Kiss Me While I Sleep (Romance)
Lily Mansfield is a hired assassin/contract agent for the CIA. After eighteen years in service, she decides to act on her own and seek revenge against Salvatore Nervi, a man who was responsible for the death of her dear friends and their adopted daughter. She manages to kill Nervi but ends up being chased by Nervi's son, Rodrigo, who now wants revenge for his father's death. But Lily isn't willing to run yet. She has killed her friends' murderer but now ...
Kiss Me While I Sleep (Thriller/Action)
Lily Mansfield was a hired assassin for the CIA who decided to take revenge on the family who killed her closest friends and their daughter. She succeeds by killing one of the people she set out to but knows it will take a lot of work to finish with the rest and not get caught. She did this without orders from the CIA therefore they send over someone to stop her. Lucas Swain, the CIA opperative sent to find her, helps to keep Lily safe from the people...
Loving Evangeline
Business tycoon Robert Cannon received news that one of his employees was involved in industrial espionage. The suspect Landon Mercer, was filtering highly classified information about the software Cannon's company was producing. Landon was reported to visit a marina in Tennessee which they suspected to be where he meets with his buyer. Robert didn't like to be cheated and he personally went to Guntersville Lake, Tennessee to catch Landon. Upon arriving ...
Mackenzie's Magic
Maris Mackenzie is a horse trainer in Kentucky. When she wakes up half naked in a hotel room with a drifter she hired, she doesn't remember anything and is afraid she slept with him. She later realizes he is actually an undercover FBI agent and she is with him because she was hurt trying to save a horse. Mac, as Alex MacNeil is called, has been investigating a fraud ring where horses are killed for insurance money. With Maris's help, they bring the...
Mackenzie's Mission
Colonel Joe Mackenzie is working on developing a new fighter jet for the Air Force. When one of the team members has a heart attack, Caroline Evans replaces him. The attraction is immediate, but Caroline is unnerved because she has never even had a real date. Joe finds himself falling for Caroline, and after their first time she knows she in in love with him. But after Caroline is accused of trying to sabotage the project, Joe doesn't seem to trust...
Mackenzie's Mountain
Mary Potter is a new teacher at Ruth, Wyoming. She is puzzled that one of her students, Joe Mackenzie, is dropping out of school. She decides to talk to his father and on the way to their house, she experiences hypothermia because she wears the wrong clothes. She is suddenly rescued by Wolf Mackenzie whom she suddenly feels attracted to. Ex-convict Wolf Mackenzie is a ranchman quietly living in the mountains with his son. Although innocent, his history...
Mackenzie's Pleasure
Navy SEAL Zane Mackenzie is assigned to rescue Barrie Lovejoy, an ambassador's daughter, who is being held hostage at Libya by an unknown enemy of the ambassador. When he gets to where the enemies are keeping Barrie, he is surprised that even being abducted for days already, she still has the courage to fight off any threat. She bravely follows Zane escaping the hideout even though tired and in pain. During their escape, Barrie confesses to Zane what the...
McKenzie's Mountain
Wolf Mackenzie is half Comanche and half Celt. All his life he has struggled to fit into a world that will not accept him. He is a lone wolf trying to raise his teenage son Joe atop Mackenzie's Mountain in a town where neither is accepted. In comes Mary Elizabeth Potter, teacher& good girl extraordinaire. She's determined to help Joe reach his full academic potential and equally determined to make the townspeople accept Wolf and his son Joe despite the ...
Midnight Rainbow
Grant Sullivan was one of the governments top agents before he had retired so when wealthy James Hamilton discovered his daughter had been kidnapped he hired Grant to rescue her. The problem is there is a microfilm missing and the government is not sure whether Jane is an innocent victim or actually engaged in espionage. Getting Jane out of her jungle prison is not hard but escaping from the country is once it becomes apparent they will not be abl...
Mr. Perfect
What characteristics make up the perfect man? That's the question Jaine Bright and her three friends from work discuss one night at their favourite after hours hangout. Jokingly, they concoct a list of traits that would make up Mr. Perfect, like money, good looks and good in bed. The next thing they know, their list is the topic of conversation at work and is popping up on the news and internet. What begins as a joke becomes deadly, when one of the wome...
Now You See Her (Thriller/Action)
Paris Sweeney is an artist who has psychic ability. She sees ghosts, knows all the answers to jeopardy, and traffic lights turn green as she nears them, amoung other gifts. She wakes one morning to discovor she has sleepwalked and painted a murder scene in her sleep. Finds out the person is dead. She is attracted to Richard Worth, a millionaire going through a messy divorce. She refuses to start affair with him until his divorce is final but she needs h...
Now You See Her (Romance)
Sweeney is an artist who begins seeing ghosts! When people in her small town begin to talk, she moves to New York City where the ghosts don't talk and people don't know her. Sweeney is at the gallery where she displays her work when she feels a strange connection to her friend's estranged husband, Richard. Their attraction grows, and when she begins painting murder scenes in her sleep and going into shock afterward, only Richard's body heat can war...
Open Season (Romance)
Daisy Minor decides her life is way too boring, so she spices things up by getting a make-over. She also decides she needs to find a man and have a sex life. At one of the clubs she's at, she witnesses a murder and becomes the killer's next target. Chief Jack Russo saves Daisy's life and cracks the case and in the process has given Daisy what she set out for in the first place....
Open Season (Thriller/Action)
On Daisy Minor's thirty-fourth birthday she realizes she has to make a major change in her life. Daisy lives with her mother and Aunt Joella in a small bugalow. Daisy's life has been uneventful and boring. She works at the local library in the small town of Hillsboro, Alabama. However on her birthday she has an epiphany and realizes her life has to change. She realizes she no longer wants to be the boring and plain girl in the background. Daisy wants to...
Overload
It was a very hot day to be working inside the office. Elizabeth Majors however is working on an important account. Too busy to notice the time and with a radio broadcast of heatwave during the day, she spends a long time in the office not knowing that only 2 people are left in the building: her and Tom Quinlan. Suddenly the building is thrown into a black-out which according to the news has swept the whole city. The building automatically shut down and ...
Sara's Child
Rome Matthews had given up on love and family when he buried his wife and two sons. Sarah Harper had been in love with Rome for years, even before his marriage to her best friend but she never let anyone know. Then one day Rome notices her and he realizes she is different than the other women he has been having sex with since his wife's death. After their first encounter, where Rome is surprised to find out that Sarah is still a virgin at thirty-t...
Sarah's Child
Sarah has loved Rome for a long time. She has no interest on other men except Rome that's why she has been called Ice Queen in her workplace. She has been the best friend of Rome's late wife. When Rome calls her to pick up some pictures of her and his wife in his house, an unguarded moment from Rome almost seduce her in his house. Rome confesses his attraction to Sarah. Sarah is happy but immediately hurt when Rome mentions that he is betraying his wife ...
Shades of Twilight
Roanna grew up loving Webb, but she always knew he was going to marry her beautiful cousin, Jessie. Webb and Jessie do marry, but it is far from a happy reunion. Jessie is betraying Webb in the vilest way possible (take my word on this!). When Jessie is found murdered, Webb is the first suspect. The evidence to convict him isn't there, and he leaves Alabama--taking all of Roanna's love and hopes with him. After many years, Webb is needed at home and...
Son of the Morning (Thriller/Action)
Grace's life was turned upside down when a vicious killer murdered her husband and brother, leaving her alone and wanted by the police. On the run and unsure why she's so mercilessly hunted, Grace works tirelessly on translating ancient douments entrusted to her shortly before the murders. With the police breathing down her neck and the killer around the next corner, Grace can only wonder what it means when she finds herself holding the key to unlock t...
Son of the Morning (Romance)
Shy, happily married, content woman & scholar, Grace St. John, through her work (specializing in ancient manuscripts) stumbles across a legend that holds the key to unlimited power. This power is supposed to be used for the good of humanity but another's quest for it causes Grace's family to be wiped out. In her search for the meaning of this power and her loss, Grace steps back to 14th century Scotland and meets Black Niall, the Guardian of the ancien...
Tears of the Renegade
Five years after Susan Blackstone's husband died, she finds herself falling madly in love with the family black sheep, Colt Blackstone. The problem is, not only is he a black sheep, he is slowly trying to destroy the company she is part of. Despite this, she can't help wanting to be with him. When Colt wants payment on a loan he gave the company, the president bows out in an effort to stop the damage, since he is the one Colt wants to hurt. But whe...
The Touch of Fire
Rafe McCay is an accused murder running from the law. When he is shot and needs medical attention, he kidnaps a female doctor named Annie. Annie cares for him and hates that she has fallen in love with him, but he has fallen in love with her too. She loses her virginity to him, and later kills a bounty hunter who finds him. After the bounty hunter is killed, they take off through the wilderness. In Mexico they come across an Indian camp where every...
The Way Home
Anne Sharp has never expected in a million years that she will get any indecent proposal from a man much more her boss. But when wealthy Oaxone Malone has asked her to be either his mistress or secretary, Anne chose the former because she knows that what she feels for Oaxone is once-in-a-lifetime. Oaxone has grown up from one bad foster family to another. He learns never to trust anyone nor let anyone get too close to him. But he seems to be having diffi...
To Die For
Ballantine; Jan 2005, 7.99, 378 pp. ISBN: 0345476255 When Blair Mallory refuses to renew Nicole Goodwin's membership in her fitness center Great Bods, Nicole throws a temper tantrum. After closing for the evening, Blair heads to her car only to see Nikki there. A shot rings out; Blair believes Nikki is shooting at her. She calls the police who find Nikki dead with a bullet in her. Lieutenant Wyatt Bloodsworth heads the investigation though ...
White Lies
Jay Granger was just fired from her job as an investment banker when two FBI men show up at her New York apartment to tell her that her ex-husband, Steve Crossfield, might have been seriously injured in an explosion. They want her to go with them to see if she can identify the man who is now under guard at a military hospital. Jay agrees but the man is so covered in bandages, she is not entirely sure. Yet when it appears that the injured man is respon...
White Out
Hope Bradshaw has found herself on her own once again. Five years ago her husband died and now her father has left to go take care of his brother after a heart attack. It just figures that a blizzard would be on the way as well. However, she's survived Idaho winters long enough to know what to do during a white out. Stay warm!!! What she wasn't expecting was to find a local sheriff, Price Tanner, literally collapse on her front porch nearly frozen t...


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