MARCH 2009 | Edition 1

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Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

Guild Hunter #1

From a major new talent likened to Christene Feehanni, Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires. Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad. The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.

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The TV series based on Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels are now showing on the Showcase channel.

Front and centre of the story is Sookie (Anna Paquin), a cafe waitress who has telepathic abilities. Serving unfriendly customers who are always longing to grope her is a daily chore. Working alongside her are bartender Tara (Rutina Wesley) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a gay cook who turns tricks for money.

When Sookie meets Bill (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old vampire, she is drawn to his magnetism and intrigued by the fact she cannot hear his thoughts. These two misfits are a match made outside heaven. “You can never find a human man you can be yourself with,” he insists.

Australian Ryan Kwanten (Home & Away, Summerland) plays Sookie’s brother Jason, a road worker and horny bad boy who finds himself the number one suspect in a murder case. Someone is killing young women and they’re usually his recent conquests. With a ripped bod and rabid naked scenes, Kwanten is sex on a stick.

To celebrate this TV release the first two novels  in the series have been reissued at  great new prices:

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse #1  - Click here to order

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse #2 - Click here to order

There are another six titles in the series, all available to order from here. You can also pre-order the complete TV-tie boxed set from here.

For Showcase Channel viewing times in your state click here.

To read an interview with Charlaine Harris on the TV series please click here



Over the weekend of 20th-22nd February, Booktopia's own Tony Nash was proud to attend and sponsor the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Melbourne. Booktopia awarded the prize for Best Australian Romance Writer for 2008 to Stephanie Laurens, and Tony's report of the whole event was glowing. A definite highlight for us back at HQ was meeting Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love, who subsequently visited Booktopia on their tour to Sydney in the following days.

To visit the Convention's Website, click here.


Ecstasy by Jacquelyn Frank

The Shadowdwellers #1

Among the Shadow dwellers, Trace holds power that some are willing to kill for. Without a stranger's aid, one rival would surely have succeeded, but Trace's brush with death is less surprising to him than his reaction to the beautiful, fragile human who heals him. By rights, Trace should hardly even register Ashla's existence within the realms of Shadow scape, but instead he is drawn to everything about her - her innocence, her courage, and her lush, sensual heat. After a terrifying car crash, Ashla Townsend wakes up to find that the bustling New York she knew is now eerie and desolate. Just when she's convinced she's alone, Ashla is confronted by a dark warrior who draws her deeper into a world she never knew existed. The bond between Ashla and Trace is a mystery to both, but searching for answers will mean confronting long-hidden secrets, and uncovering a threat that could destroy everything Trace holds precious.

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Dark Victory by Brenda Joyce

Masters of Time #4

A dark, ruthless Highlander, the Black Macleod has refused his destiny. His life is revenge for the massacre of his family. His enemies' insults - that he is a man of stone - only amuse him. But fate is impatient, and when a woman from another time dares to summon him, he cannot resist her powers - or her... A schoolteacher by day, Tabitha Rose uses her magic to protect others by night. When the vision of a dark Highlander, bloody and burned, appears to Tabby, she knows she has been called to help him, no matter how frightening he might be. But what Tabby doesn't expect is to be taken against her will to his dark, violent time. And when evil begins to stalk her, she realizes she must fight for far more than his destiny - she must fight for her love...

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Darkness Revealed by Alexandra Ivy

Guardians of Eternity #4

Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion.  Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend.  And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now...

Cezar's blissful encounter with Anna cost him two centuries of penance.  But one thing hasn't changed...his body's response to her is as urgent as ever.  Now, commanded by the Oracles to keep watch over Anna, Cezar finds himself torn between his need to protect her...and to possess her...

Someone wants Anna dead.  And as an ancient enemy prepares to wage a terrifying battle, Anna must decide whether to succumb to a dark. burning desire...and accept a destiny that could change the world forever...

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Stay the Night

Lynn Viehl

Darkyn #7

From the "USA Today" bestselling author of "Twilight Fall". Outlaw, immortal vampire, and art thief, Darkyn Lord Robin of Locksley has evaded authorities for the last 700 years. At the moment, he's falling for undercover federal agent Christina Renshaw, who has no time for an affair. She hopes to snag an elusive art thief, but soon has no choice other than to join forces with Robin. When the chase becomes dangerous, both will have to choose between losing each other and losing everything they value...

"Full of exciting twists and turns...Viehl tells a self-contained, page-turning story of medieval vampires."

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  Wicked by Any Other Name

Linda Wisdom

50 Ways to Hex Your Lover #3    

Lingerie shop owner Stasi knew deep down she shouldn't put a repulsion spell in the sachet she sold to Carrie, even if she was the meanest man-user in town. She expected Carrie to be mad, but a lawsuit in Wizard's Court? Her lawyer, Trevor Barnes, can try all he wants to get a settlement, but she intends to fight the suit. Although she didn't plan on having to counter Cupid's machinations or the way Trevor makes her tingle.

"Wisdom continues her series (50 Ways to Hex Your Lover, 2008; Hex Appeal, 2008) with new focal characters but the same wicked witchery: oddball, otherworldly supporting cast and steamy relationships." - Nina C. Davis

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Mona Lisa Darkening


Monére, Children of the Moon #4 

On the vernal equinox, Mona Lisa is taken against her will to NetherHell, the cursed realm of the damned. In this place, she will be torn from both within and without by desire, love, and ecstasy. And when her first love crosses the boundaries of the world to rescue her, she must choose her own destiny before others choose it for her.

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All three previous titles in Sunny’s Monère series ( and Mona Lisa Awakening, Mona Lisa BlossomingMona Lisa Craving) have been re-released at great new prices. Click here to order.


Single White Vampire

Lynsay Sands

When the stories of a vampire who is writing the biographies of his kin are mistaken for romances, the vampires publisher forces him to go to a romance convention where he finds a romance of his own.

Author's Comments: When I sat down to write Lucern's story, I couldn't think of anything less likely than a grumpy, six hundred year old vampire who wrote romances. And then, I couldn't think of anything more amusing than dumping him in the midst of a romance conference full of some two thousand rabid female romance fans...I laughed so hard writing this book.

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You're the One That I Haunt

Terri Garey

Nicki Styx #3

The devil went down to Georgia...

Nicki Styx has always known that the devil's in the details — but does he have to move in next door, too? Worse, he won't take no for an answer. Nicki would never leave her beloved boyfriend, ER doctor Joe Bascombe, but hell hath no fury like a devil scorned. He's determined to make Nicki's life a living hell—even if it means exposing Nicki as an unwilling ghoulfriend to the dead.

Now, just when she was getting used to being able to see and hear — and help — spirits, Nicki's got a whole new set of problems. With ghosts descending from all sides, the bereaved knocking down her door, and Joe trying to take things to the next level, Nicki may finally be in over her head. It would be so easy to dance with the devil... but if Nicki crosses over to the dark side, she may never leave.

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Desire Unchained

Larissa Ione

Demonica #2

Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire. But she couldn’t resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy.

A Seminus demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he’d seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he realizes that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts — or succumb to a madman’s evil plans.

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Then Comes Seduction by Mary Balogh

Huxtable Quintet #2

Jasper Finley, Baron Montford, accepted a wager on his twenty-fifth birthday to seduce Katherine Huxtable within two weeks. A few days later he has maneuvered matters so that he is part of a party to Vauxhall Gardens that includes her. Katherine knows nothing about his motive or his plans for her, of course, but she has heard of the notorious Lord Montford. Her second cousin, Constantine Huxtable, has warned her to stay far away from him, though even Con does not know about this wager. Katherine is an intelligent young woman of firm principle. Nevertheless, she is young and new to life among the ton. Will she be able to withstand Lord Montford's skill at seduction? Here they are together at Vauxhall.

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This book continues the story of the Huxtable family that began in February 2009 with:

First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh

Huxtable Quintet #1

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The next in the series is also available for April pre-order:

At Last Comes Love by Mary Balogh

Huxtable Quintet #3

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Her Secret Lover by Sara Bennett

The Aphrodite's Club Series #2: Gariel and Antoinette's Story

Pretty Antoinette Dupont is the ward of Lord Rudyard Appleby, a devious and disgusting man, who has had his eye on Antoinette for years. Now he wants to make her his mistress, but when rumours begin to fly and a scandal threatens his standing with Queen Victoria, Appleby hastily decides to rid himself of Antoinette, but only temporarily, and sends his trusted secretary Gabriel Potter with her to his house in Cornwall. Gabriel believes Antoinette to be a greedy, petulant girl and that she's already Appleby's mistress, but he needs her to go to the estate. The eldest son of Sir Adam Langley, the Cornish property is actually Gabriel's inheritance but due to some nefarious business dealings, Appleby got his hands on it and Gabriel wants it back. But on their way to the estate, they are held up by a highwayman. Gabriel sends him off without much trouble, but Antoinette faints and as she's coming around Gabriel kisses her and she thinks it's the highwayman. Antoinette finds herself dreaming of the mysterious man, and welcomes him when he appears to her in the night, masked and disguised. Of course it's Gabriel playing a joke on the mistress of his enemy, but he soon realizes his growing feelings for her are nothing to trifle with.

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Gorgeous as Sin by Susan Johnson

An erotic romance star who “takes sensuality to the edge” (Oakland Press) debuts her new historical romance trilogy.

Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland, has never encountered a woman he can't seduce until he clashes with the beautiful Rosalind St. Vincent, whose bookshop sits in the way of Fitzas lucrative development deal. If money won’t entice Rosalind to sell her shop, Fitz must tempt her in other ways hopefully mutually pleasurable, and profitable to them both.

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Love with a Perfect Scoundrel 

Sophia Nash

Widows Club #3

Only a man with a mysterious past could tempt the Countess from the Isle of Ice...

Twice jilted, Grace Sheffey has given up on love. No longer capable of maintaining her elegant facade with her intimate circle of friends, she has little choice but to flee . . . right into the teeth of a blizzard. But when her wretched carriage ride ends in disaster, a rugged, imposing stranger is waiting to save her life... and her heart.

Michael Ranier is a man of many secrets — secrets that could place the countess in terrible danger. But concealed in the wilds of Yorkshire, he can't help but unleash her hidden reserves of desire and fortitude — and challenge her to blossom into the woman she was destined to become... a lady willing to sacrifice all to find love with the perfect scoundrel.

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Seducing the Viscount 

Deborah Raleigh

Illegimate Brothers #2

Illegitimacy is no obstacle for Ian Breckford. Darkly handsome and thoroughly charming, he has bedded his way through London's most exclusive society. Yet this pleasurable existence has lately seemed a trifle dull — a fact soon remedied by a visit to his father's estate, where his aunt has acquired a delightful new companion. Mercy Simpson may be shy, but she is also sharp-witted and stubborn, especially when persuading Ian to relieve her of her innocence...

Ian's arrival presents the opportunity for Mercy to experience uninhibited sensual adventure before she returns to her spinster life. Ian's extraordinary skill is everything she dreamed a lover might offer — and everything she can never hope to keep… unless her brazen seduction can ignite a true, lasting passion...

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Highland Scoundrel by Monica McCarty

Clan Campbell #3  

Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear his name after ten years in exile. He is drawn to the unforgettable sensual beauty of Jeannie Gordon, the headstrong girl who once pledged him her love, gave him her innocence, and then betrayed him. Now, in the glow of the moonlight, she defiantly shows Duncan the bad end of a pistol.
Jeannie is stunned to discover that the broad-chested brigand she just shot is the rogue who broke her heart years ago. No longer a starry-eyed girl but a woman with dangerous secrets, Jeannie cannot forgive Duncan’s shattering mistrust of her – nor can she sign his death warrant by turning him in. Soon passion flares hotter and bolder than before, sealing a fate the onetime lovers can no longer deny. Caught up in a deadly game of murder and intrigue, Jeannie is willing to risk everything for a man and a love she vows never to lose again.

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Released in February from the same series:

Highland Outlaw by Monica McCarty

Clan Campbell #2 

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The Rose and the Shield

Elaine Barbieri

Following the battle of 1066, Rosamund of Hendsmille dresses as a boy and dreams of revenge. Still strikingly beautiful, she is soon finds herself in need of an urgent rescue. The fierce knight Dagan vows to protect her and, after gaining her trust, must fight for her love when she discovers that the loyalty he has sworn to her belongs equally to the king she loathes. For a Knight in disguise and a lady who must hide her true identity, passion abounds, but trust is more painfully won.

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Bride of a Wicked Scotsman

Samantha James

Lady Maura O'Donnell swore to her father on his deathbed that she'd recover the Circle of Light, an enchanted Celtic relic that had brought the family prosperity - until it was stolen a century earlier by a notorious pirate. Now the pirate's descendant, the Duke Gleneden, holds this rare treasure, and Maura would give anything to get it back... Alec McBride knows when he's been had. Lady Maura tricked him into marriage with the expertise of a born seductress, and now she'll pay for her treachery. He'll ravish her, tempt her, tame her - until she sorely wishes she'd never heard of the Duke of Gleneden. Caught up in their game  of revenge, Alec and Maura never notice what is happening in their hearts - until it's too late. Their marriage may have been a farce, but there is nothing truer than their desire...

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Temptation and Surrender by Stephanie Laurens

Cynster Novels #16

Handsome, wealthy, and well-born, Jonas Tallent has everything a gentleman needs to enjoy London society to the fullest - and he has. He's played cards until dawn, flirted with eligible young ladies, and made love to some ineligible ones. But now he's restless and bored with the mindless frivolity and careless pleasure, so it's with a sense of relief that he takes up the reins of his family's estate in rural Devon. His most pressing need is to hire a new manager for the inn - the center of village life. Such a small task, yet he discovers few decent applicants are willing to live in a quiet country backwater. Then genteel but impoverished Miss Emily Beauregard applies for the position. Jonas's initial response is an emphatic "no!" Ladies, especially one as attractive as Emily, belong in the ballroom or the bedroom, not running an inn. But with no alternatives, he grudgingly allows Emily to try, and she rapidly proves herself worthy, resurrecting the inn with tact and skill. But Emily has a secret. It's not only the need to provide for herself and her orphaned siblings that has brought her to Devon. She's surreptitiously searching for a family treasure hidden in the village, the only clues to its location a cryptic rhyme handed down through the generations. Emily is determined to solve the puzzle, find the treasure, and reinstate her family to its rightful place in society. But Em hasn't bargained on Jonas. His experience is temptation, his attentions irresistible, and he's determined to aid her in her quest. He eventually persuades her to trust him, and together they unravel the clues. But someone else is watching, waiting, and once the family legacy is unearthed, the villain strikes, threatening Em, her family, and the love she and Jonas have discovered in each other's arms.

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Tempted by His Kiss by Tracy Anne Warren

London society knows the Byrons are "mad, bad, and dangerous" and every bit as fascinating as their poetic non-relation. Join the fun as New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren presents the first tale of this tempestuous family—famous for scandal and legendary at love . . .

Orphaned beauty Meg Amberley never planned to pose as Lord Cade Byron's fiancée. Caught in a snowstorm, she takes refuge at his estate. Stranded together, Meg soon finds herself falling under Cade's spell. When the roads clear, she intends to leave, but fate intervenes.

Haunted by his past, Cade Byron has buried himself in the country. Then Meg—with her lush curves—invades his house and his life. With her reputation compromised, he proposes a pretend engagement and a London season where she can find a husband. But as their charade deepens, Cade can't let her go... vowing to tempt her with a kiss that just may lead to forever.

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Born in Ice

Nora Roberts

Concannon Sisters #2

Brianna Concannon has buried a broken heart under her fair, calm exterior for ten long years. Jilted just weeks before the wedding to her childhood love, Brie turned her attention to keeping house for her family in County Clare. She's cooled her passions for anything other than tending to the guests at her inn, until one stormy night when the wind blows in a houseguest who could change everything... Grayson Thane, the acclaimed thriller writer, has come to Ireland to research his next bestseller. It's the latest stop on Gray's travels: with a past of his own that he'd rather forget, Gray won't let anything tie him down. But he's soon possessed by the ghost stories of Ireland - and the fired-gold hair of his hauntingly beautiful host. Stumbling across her late father's letters in an attic trunk, Brie is about to make a discovery that will stir dark family secrets and change her life for ever. But will Gray stay with her to weather the storm?

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Love and War (All Far In) 

Nora Roberts

Opposites Attract by Nora Roberts - They were like night and day - Ty Starbuck, a man whose temper was only rivalled by his passion, and Asher Wolfe, infamous for her icy control. Lies and misunderstanding had separated the once-steamy couple three years ago and now Asher's return was about to bring them back together once more... But they were no longer free to be the lovers they once were. There were too many wounds from the past. Too many secrets. For Asher had left Ty without a word and hastily married another. Now she was back, single again and just as beautiful as ever. And now Ty wanted answers for the pain she had caused him all those years ago. He also wanted her in his bed again, if for no other reason than to quench his cruel desire for her - and remind her of all that she had given up...

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Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller

Montana Creeds #2

Descendents of the legendary McKettrick family, the Creeds are renowned in Stillwater Springs, Montana — for raising hell…

Hailed as “rodeo’s bad boy” for his talent at taming bulls and women, Dylan Creed likes life in the fast lane. But when the daughter he rarely sees is abandoned by her mother, Dylan heads home to Stillwater Springs ranch. Somehow the champion bull rider has to turn into a champion father — and fast.

Town librarian Kristy Madison is uncharacteristically speechless when Dylan Creed turns up for story time with a toddler in tow. The man who’d left a trail of broken hearts — including her own — is back… and this time Kristy’s determined to tame his wild ways once and for all.

Meet the Creed cowboys of Montana: three estranged brothers who come home to find family — and love.

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The first in this series, Montana Creeds: Logan was released in

February. Click here to order this book.

You can also now place April pre-orders for the third and final title in the series, Montana Creeds: TylerClick here to place your pre-order. 

Trouble in High Heels by Leanne Banks

Sisters Trilogy

Lori Jean Granger is in a bit of a pickle. Until now, Lori Jean's multi-millionaire father had always showered her with gifts and attention, ever since a riding accident almost took her life. But her beloved father has died, leaving her heartbroken... and strapped for cash. He'd always told her to help the less fortunate and she could never say no. But his Will contains conditions for access to her inheritance. Her father's accountant now needs a new financial advisor who can resist the spendthrift Lori Jean and teach her how to say no. And he finds the perfect man in Jackson James... Jackson thinks Lori Jean's excess is ridiculous. If anyone can slash her budget, it's Jackson - a man from a working class background who's determined to succeed. But Lori Jean has a new plan and it isn't budget slashing. Her father's Will states that if she weds and agrees to remain wed until the age of 30, she may access her entire inheritance. Attempting to ignore the passion mounting between Jackson and herself, she enlists Jackson's reluctant help to find a husband.

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Girl Most Likely To 

Susan Donovan

When Kat Cavanaugh was sweet-sixteen she was dumped by her boyfriend. She also found out that she was pregnant and got kicked out of school - all in a single afternoon. She hitchhiked out of West Virginia the same night, vowing never to return. Now, twenty years later, Kat's back: beautiful, rich and looking for an apology from just about everyone, especially Riley Bohland, the boy who knocked her up and broke her heart. But funnily enough, Riley's looking for an apology from her!

'Susan Donovan will steal your heart' - Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author.

About the Author: Susan Donovan attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and has worked as a newspaper reporter in Chicago, Albuquerque and Indianapolis. She lives in Maryland with her husband and children.

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Temptation Ridge

Robyn Carr

Virgin River #6

Shelby MacIntyre has big plans — plans that include finding Mr. Right. Her dream man will have a clean-shaven jaw, creases in his pants and hopefully an advanced degree. What she gets is rugged Luke Riordan.

At twenty-five, Shelby has spent the last five years as her mother's caregiver, and it's time to experience freedom and adventure. Shelby wants to travel, go to college and find romance. In Virgin River, she finds Luke Riordan, decidedly not whom she had in mind.

A handsome Blackhawk pilot, Luke exited the army after twenty years, four wars and having been shot out of the sky three times. At thirty-eight he's tough and jaded. His major was in one-night stands, with a minor in commitment avoidance.

Technically, these two are all wrong for one another. But sometimes what you want and what you need are two different things...two very good things.

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Danger in a Red Dress  

Christina Dodd

Fortune Hunter #4

Home care nurse Hannah Grey is dedicated to her patient, an aging widow still tainted by the financial scandal her late husband perpetrated. She makes Hannah promise that upon her death, she’ll right the family’s wrongs, and gives Hannah her offshore account’s access codes.

But Carrick Manly will do anything to discover where his family’s fortunes lie— including kill his own mother. Fearing for her life, and desperate not to betray the widow, Hannah flees. And when Carrick’s half-brother, Gabriel, tracks her down in Houston, Hannah must trust her own instincts — and her heart — to survive.

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  Whisper No Lies

Cindy Gerard

Black Ops Trilogy

When danger threatens, the seductive heroes of Black Ops, Inc. turn up the heat, in a new series from this New York Times Bestselling author.

When a high roller at the Vegas casino where Crystal Debrowski manages security makes a scandalous proposition, she flat-out refuses, especially given rumours of his shady overseas connections. But then counterfeit bills mysteriously flood the gaming tables, and her reputation - and her life - are on the line.

Despite his big, flirty grin, Texas heartbreaker Johnny Duane Reed can't get sassy Crystal off his mind. When she is abducted by an international crime lord with a threatening obsession, Reed enlists his Black Ops, Inc. team to pursue a dangerous mission to rescue her.

Between Crystal and Johnny burns a scorching flame, but as they battle her relentless abductor, they uncover a malicious arms trafficking and white slavery ring. Together, they must destroy the tyrant's wicked enterprises or face his reign of terror themselves....

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Running Hot by Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz

Ex-cop Luther Malone - member of a very secret paranormal society - and Grace Renquist, quirky librarian, are a strange partnership. Grace has been hired as an aura-reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect, but has zero field experience. Her bodyguard, Luther, walks with a cane and isn't good with a gun! So the last thing they expect is for romantic sparks to fly between them at their hotel in Maui, where they're posing as honeymooners. However, their attraction must be suppressed quickly when rogue operatives for an underground group pour into the luxury resort. Grace recognises the dark spikes in their auras - she saw the same pattern in someone else in another life - and she understands how dangerous these people can be. While the pair of employers scramble to get them backup, Luther and Grace have to think on their feet. The criminals in their midst aren't just high-level sensitives - they've enhanced their talent with a potent and unpredictable drug. And as Grace knows all too well, if you don't control your powers, your powers will control you...

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Flame by Jean Johnson

A Novel of the Sons of Destiny

Seventh in the hot series from the national bestselling author that Jayne Anne Krentz hails as fabulously fresh. Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now that it’s his turn to look for a bride, Koranen, the seventh-born brother, cursed with a flame that courses beneath his flesh, must find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then Danau the Aquamancer arrives, and as everyone knows, fire and water create steam.

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Only Pleasure by Lora Leigh

Since Chase Falladay came to her rescue two years ago, Kia Stanton has never been able to forget the powerful man or the kind of life he leads. So two years later when she runs into Chase and his friend Khalid, and leaves with them that night, she knows exactly where it is all heading. However, little prepares her for what it is like to be in Chase's arms and in his bed. And after years of holding back Kia is finally able to be the woman she's always dreamed of being in his arms. Kia is a dream Chase has not allowed himself to entertain. Now that he has her, it's her heart he's after and he's determined to win it no matter the cost. And even though they both agreed that it would only be for pleasure, somewhere along the way it becomes an all-consuming love.

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Out of This World Lover by Shannon Stacy, Summer Devon and Charlene Teglia

These fiery lovers from another world take their unsuspecting partners on a pleasure trip through their wildest fantasies....

Shannon Stacey: Interstellar Sparks
After intergalactic Acelan ambassador Ilyna shows up at hard-bodied electrician Bryan Cameron's door to re-enact some steamy scenes she saw on the XXX channel, he indulges her nocturnal fantasies...before the morning brings a scandalous surprise.

Summer Devon: Futurelove

Candy is shocked when a tall, mysterious - and deliciously sexy - stranger from the future lands with a thud on her park bench. But with a little intimate flirtation and a lot of erotic fun, she treats him to a red-hot escapade that makes him beg for more.

Charlene Teglia: Wolf in Cheap Clothing

Wearing her slinkiest bikini, Lou is on the hunt for the rogue werewolf who changed her - until a gorgeous, towering hunk takes her hostage on the beach for an unforgettable night of carnal pleasure.

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Into the Mist

Maya Banks

Falcon Mercenary #1

Eli Chance has a secret. He was born a shifter. A freak of nature.

On a mission to recover hostages, his men were exposed to a powerful chemical agent, and suddenly his secret became easier to hide. Now he’s not the only one with the gift. Or is it a curse?

Tyana Berezovsky’s brother guided Eli’s team on their mission and was the worst affected of the group. He grows increasingly more unstable, and Ty fears she’s going to lose him. She’ll do whatever it takes to help him, even if it means coming face to face with her darkest fears and her deepest desires.

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Tanner Siblings

Can friends become lovers? Can lovers remain friends?

Daniel Tanner’s through with being loved like the proverbial brother. He intends to make his best friend, Amy Morgan, blaze with the same desire he feels for her. The plan? Initiate a series of escapades that will have Amy falling into his arms—and into his bed. When her trusted buddy suddenly turns up the heat, Amy finds it impossible to resist his sexy advances. But as his best friend, she knows a thing or two about Daniel. While he may be charming and gorgeous, he’s also commitment phobic...

Warning: Contains smoking hot love scenes between two best friends who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other.

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