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His at Night
by Sherry Thomas Details
Lord Vere is used to baiting irresistible traps. As a secret agent for the government, he's tracked down some of the most devious criminals in London, all the while maintaining his cover as one of Society's most harmless -- and idiotic -- bachelors. But nothing can prepare him for the scandal of being ensnared by Elissande and forced into a marriage of convenience awash with seduction and dark secrets. Set in Victorian England.
In Harm's Way
by Irene Hannon Details
The knot in Rachel's stomach tightened, and she squeezed her laced fingers, whitening the knuckles. The walls of the small, sterile interview seemed to be closing in on her. But her feelings about the Raggedy Ann doll are so strong, she knows she had to pass the doll on to someone who is in a position to investigate. Pausing outside the door to the interview room, Nick Bradley adjusts his jacket and grasps the knob. Professional, polite, fast. That's his plan. He shuts the door behind him and holds out his hand to the slim woman who is seated at the interview table. As she returns his firm grip, her slender fingers cold and not quite steady, he does a rapid assessment. Here's a pretty woman -- who doesn't want to be here.
Pieces of Sky
by Kaki Warner Details
Unprepared for the hardships of the Wild West, English authoress and milliner, Jessica Thornton, sets out in search of her brother, and must put her life in the hands of the rough rancher Brady Wilkins after her stagecoach crashes.
Silent Scream
by Karen Rose Details
After a teenage girl dies in a suspicious fire, Detective Olivia Sutherland is assigned to track down the arsonist. Then she discovers something more sinister: a vicious blackmailer who preys on young people. Making her work even harder is sexy firefighter David Hunter.
Simply Irresistible
by Jill Shalvis Details
After leaving an abusive relationship, Maddie Moore heads to Lucky Harbor, Washington, and vows to channel her inner tough girl -- and land the man of her dreams.
The Iron King
by Julie Kagawa Details
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Meghan starts seeing dark creatures in the most unusual places and senses that everything is about to change. But she could never have imagined the truth—that she is a princess, the daughter of a mythical faery king. When she finds out her little brother has been kidnapped and replaced by a changeling, Meghan ventures in to the fey world to rescue him.
The Mischief of the Mistletoe
by Lauren Willig Details
In this irresistible Regency Christmas caper, Arabella Dempsey accepts a position at a quiet girls' school in Bath, but she hardly imagines coming face to face with French aristocrats and international spies. Guest appearances by Dempsey's best friend Jane Austen and characters from previous installments of the Pink Carnation series round out the laugh-out-loud holiday-themed romance of intrigue.
The Moon that Night
by Helen Brenna Details
Kate Dillon has never met a man worth his weight in packing peanuts. Maybe she's simply too stubborn, too independent and too much of everything men don't want. Just when she's decided that Mr. Right doesn't exist, James Riley crashes back into her life.
Unchained
by Sharon Ashwood Details
Faced with a custody battle for her daughter, monster-killer Ashe Carver has hung up her stakes and taken a job at the public library. But then after centuries guarding a supernatural prison, the dashing Captain Reynard strides into her world. He has only weeks to live unless Ashe finds the thief who took his soul -- and he's too drop-dead gorgeous to die . . .
Welcome Home, Cowboy
by Karen Templeton Details
He'd never really had a place to call his own. But the broken-down ranch in front of him was the closest he'd ever come. Now, pregnant widow Emma Manning was struggling to keep it, her children and herself going. She could use a hand. Well, that was all burned-out musician Cash Cochran could spare. And though, with her ever-growing brood and her money pit of a ranch, she was the last woman on earth he could ever fall for, he was falling nevertheless. They both were. But what would happen when they landed?
Welcome to Harmony
by Jodi Thomas Details
Sixteen-year-old runaway Reagan has always wanted a place to belong. She's never had a real home of her own and she thinks that she might have figured out a way to "borrow" someone else's. Under an assumed name and identity, Reagan moves to Harmony, Texas. She keeps distance between herself and the warm and welcoming townsfolk hoping that she won't arouse suspicion. But when a prairie fire threatens Harmony, Reagan learns the true meaning of family, friends -- and home.
Updated 12/12/2011
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