A debut collection about the human flaws that challenge relationships includes "Desert Hearts," in which a woman casts aside her law degree to work in an adult store; and the title story, in which an Ivy League acceptance makes a woman question her high school's culture of shame.
Meeting a handsome loner on a deserted beach in the Hamptons was like being hit by lightning. One steamy weekend in bed with Daniel O'Sullivan and Catherine Montefiore was marvelously woozy from a delicious cocktail of sun, sand and superhot sex. Abruptly, though, Catherine's forty-eight hours of fun are at an end when her family's exclusive auction house is hit by a very public scandal. She's ready to step in and save the day, but she's hoping Daniel, her hot Irish hunk, will lend a hand.
When his best friend dies on a mission and his sister becomes the target of a sinister international organization, ex-Marine sniper Nate "Ghost" Weller uses his skills to protect her, as he also fights his strong attraction to the sweet Ali Morgan.
Fifteen years after surviving the tragic accident that had destroyed her family and parts of her memory, investigative reporter Reese Delaware is hired to profile Maxwell Knight, a millionaire computer wizard whose shadowy past is inextricably linked with her own.
Determined to seduce her coldly indifferent husband, Elizabeth Petre — a perfect Victorian lady who is a stranger to the sensual arts — implores Arab sheik Ramiel Devington to instruct her in the erotic secrets of love, but the lessons soon become a temptation that forces her to choose between duty and passion.
Lacey Meyers is divorced after 15 years of boredom and bad sex. She just wants to have a little fun with studly young cop Hunter Anderson. Neither of them see a future together ... but they just can't seem to stay away from each other.
Generations after Samaria is first settled, corruption threatens to destroy the colony, and the only hope of avoiding an Armageddon is the crowning of a new Archangel, Gabriel, who must first marry a mortal woman, Rachel, who has her own ideas about her l
In the aptly named town of Marrying Stone, Ark., widow Althea Winsloe's been given an ultimatum by the townsfolk: Find a husband by Christmas, or they'll find one for her. The last thing she expects is to fall for farmhand Jess Best, a good man who's been written off by the town because he doesn't think quite as fast as they do.
After a shocking childhood, Miss Minerva Lane has remade, even renamed herself as a quiet spinster striving for hygienic reforms for workers. But her carefully constructed existence is threatened when handsome Robert Blaisdell, Duke of Clermont, comes to town and determines to get to the bottom of her secrets — before she gets to his.
When Henry VIII arranges a marriage between his sister, Princess Mary, and the aging French king, widowed painter Susanna Dallet joins the entourage of the princess-bride, unwittingly carrying a perilous secret that will embroil her in the dark intrigues of the French court.
When Lady Roberta St. Giles, a marquess's sheltered only daughter, gambles on love with notorious scoundrel Damon Reeve, the Earl of Gryffyn, she plays a high-stakes game of seduction and passion where the winner takes all.
Abandoned by her lover after a quarrel, Dougless Montgomery is stranded in rural England, but with the sudden appearance of Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck — who died centuries ago — a passionate affair begins.
Leaving Harvard to complete her dissertation on the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian in England, Eloise Kelly discovers lost historical information that reveals the secret life of the most elusive spy of all time, a figure who single-handedly saved England from Napoleon's invasion.
When notorious rogue Colin Eversea is sentenced to hang for murder, he is rescued from the gallows by a daring mercenary named Madeleine Greenway who, immune to his charm, needs his help in discovering who is trying to frame him and kill her.
After losing both her boyfriend and her job, Maddie Moore, claiming the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother, arrives in the town of Lucky Harbor, Washington where she must convince her two half-sisters to join her in a business venture as well as convince herself to take a chance on love.
Wild and sensual Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, hunts for a gruesome murderer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperence Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand — she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home established by her family. Now that home is at risk.
Seeking revenge for years of torture from the vampire horde, Laclain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan of werewolves, abducts the ethereal Emmaline, a young woman who is half Valkyrie and half vampire, and finds himself falling in love with his captive, unaware that only she holds the key to bringing peace to three rival clans.
While in the town of Spindle Cove, a haven for ladies with delicate constitutions, to gather a militia, the new Earl of Rycliff meets his match in Susanna Finch, a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of his makeshift army.
The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killed — orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate — Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.
Desperate to save her family from ruin, beautiful Annabelle Peyton plans to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable — and wealthy — aristocrat into marriage, but her plans are quickly undermined by the attentions of the intriguing Simon Hunt, who offers seduction but not marriage, in the first volume of the Wallflowers series.
When her life is threatened in the course of her research for a story, investigative reporter Christy Madaris is reunited with her one-time teenage crush, the man who had once broken her heart, private detective Alex Maxwell, who is hired by her brothers to protect her from an unknown enemy who will do anything to prevent her story from being written. Original.
Mac is stunned to discover that her sister's murder was far more than a random act of violence and resents the awakening of a mysterious ability to sense the Fae and their talismans, a talent that sends her on a quest to find a mystical book of dark power.
After spending years in prison for a crime she did not commit, Rachel Wade accepts the proposal of cynical Sebastian Verlaine, Viscount D'Aubrey, who offers her parole in exchange for becoming his mistress.
Madeline Taggert shares a single night of passion with her brother's best friend, millionaire Daniel Falcon, but he walks away, leaving her upset and confused, until he realizes that he cannot resist the desire between them and must win her love.
In the glittering world of Regency England, Anne Wilder plays a dangerous game. A widowed lady by day, by night she became a masked thief preying on society's elite. She roves high above London's black rooftops, compelled by phantoms from her past to take ever greater risks. Until her restless spirit led her into Colonel Jack Seward's trap, where seduction is the only way out. Ann plays him for a fool, taking advantage of his hungry response to escape from his clutches. But as Jack hunts for his thief, his heart falls captive to a self-possessed widow. Torn between illicit passion and tender love, Jack is duty-bound to capture the audacious criminal, even if it means ripping society apart to do so.
When her estranged husband, Leo Marsden, arrives at her clinic in India to deliver an urgent message from her sister, Byrony Asquith, who rebelled against London society by becoming a doctor, risks both her life and her heart by returning home.
"In all her twenty-five years, lovely Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate. Then she meets her neighbor, Lord Damerel, and before she knows better, she is egging on a libertine whose way of life has scandalized the county for years."
When Quinn Maguire, a dashing young trauma surgeon, unaccountably accepts a position as an ER physician, her new boss, Honor Blake, suspects that Quinn is hiding a dark secret. While the two declare an uneasy truce in an effort to work together, both struggle with mutual, and unexpected, attraction. Honor, however, has more than one reason to resist her growing feelings for the attractive newcomer — not the least of which is that her heart belongs to the woman whose wedding ring she wears.
As a child Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark skinned beauty is a dedicated member of Michigan's Underground railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate, even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is the great conductor known as the "Black Daniel" a vital member of the North's Underground railroad network. But Hester finds him so rude and arrogant, she begins to question her vow to hide him ...
Becoming involved in a murder investigation, which brings her face-to-face with FBI Special Agent Jack Pallas, who still blames her for almost ruining his career three years earlier, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde tries to deny the attraction between them by focusing on the case at hand.
Young widow Beth, inexplicably drawn to Ian MacKenzie, a Scottish lord who, rumored to be a murderer, spent his youth in an asylum, is determined to prove to London society that this charming Scotsman is only crazy about her.
As the fates of nations hang in the balance, Annique Williers, an elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, meets her match in British spymaster Robert Grey, the one man she cannot outwit, when they, captured and thrown into prison, form an uneasy alliance in order to survive.
The rakish Duke of Hastings will stop at nothing to hold the marriagemongers and matchmakers of his town at bay, even if it means pretending to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton, but strong feelings soon intervene on both sides of this convenient arrangement.
This omnibus edition collects all three volumes of N.K. Jemisin's epic Inheritance Trilogy, the story of Yeine Darr, an outcast from the far barbarian north of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, who finds herself caught up among gods and rulers in a grand power struggle. Includes the new novella The Awakened Kingdom.
Coming to America on a scholarship, Mili Rathod, who has been bound by marriage since she was four years old to a man she has never met, is drawn into the world of her husband's playboy filmmaker brother who has been sent across the world to keep an eye on her.
Agreeing not to pursue a relationship after one date, unlikely lovers Min Dobbs and Cal Morrisey find themselves unwittingly thrown together again in the wake of such factors as a jealous ex-boyfriend, a determined psychologist, and a preternaturally intelligent cat. Reprint.
Rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her French town during World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.
Determined to aid the cause of American freedom, lovely Merry Wilding embarks on a dangerous mission to England only to fall into the hands of Devon Crandall, a pirate and mysterious British spy.
Inheriting the Chicago Stars football team, trendy New Yorker Phoebe Somerville knocks heads with Coach Dan Calebow, who resents her meddling as much as she despises his sexist jocularity, until they discover an unlikely attraction for each other.
Finally ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, and face her past, Faith Holland is drawn to Levi Cooper, the local police chief and best friend of her former fiance, but has a hard time forgetting his role in ruining her wedding years ago.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Forced to work with sexy hockey superstar Billy Wilkins, who is also her ex-husband, Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish finds herself skating on thin ice when he asks for one more shot at making things right.
Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself in the midst of a world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution, and haunted by her feelings for a young soldier. The first book in the Outlander Series.
Magus, the King's Scholar, releases Gen, a skilled thief, from prison so that he may lead him to an ancient treasure, yet once freed, Gen has plans of his own and has no intention of letting Magus walk away with all the goods. A Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Children's Book. Reissue.
When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she goes reluctantly — and meets the amazing Etienne St. Clair. Will their year of near-misses lead to love?
Raised by her father and the Kipsigis tribe in 1920s Kenya, Beryl endures painful losses before entering a passionate love triangle and discovering her unconventional true calling. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Wife.
In a novel of alternative history, Richard Nixon exposes the truth behind Watergate and the Cold War, which were both due to a horrifying occult secret he accidentally discovered as a young man. By the author of You and Soon I Will Be Invincible. 30,000 first printing.
15-year-old DaYoung Johansson is a member of the New York Teen Police Department in her own version of 2013. Now back in 1986, she must use her jet-pack and some fierce fighting moves to stop the evil Quintum Mechanics corporation from erasing her future.
Investigating an assassination attempt on Death in the Los Angeles underworld, Stark partners with a mysterious girl who is the only person who has ever outwitted Death. By the best-selling author of Devil Said Bang.
A former ballet dancer struggles to protect her children before receiving an anonymous package revealing her weak artist husband's infidelities, a discovery that leads to a difficult breakup during a New York summer.
A woman "examiner" and a man, her "claimant," move into a small house where the examiner teaches the claimant the most simple functions and monitors his progress, until an encounter at a party raises doubts about everything he has learned.