|OTHERWISE ENGAGED (Amanda Quick)
Hardcover - 352 pages
On Sale April 22, 2014
Putnam; ISBN-10: 0399165142
Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk. Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands.
But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home . . .
One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. But Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after she is trapped in a carriage with a blade-wielding man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her . . . for now.
But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom, who has left a trail of female victims in his wake, has survived the wounds she inflicts and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by her scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge—gossip about their hours alone in a ship’s stateroom seems to have crossed the Atlantic faster than any sailing vessel could. Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him—as tenuous as it may be.
For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom’s reign of terror in London, and will join forces to do so. And as they prepare to confront an unbalanced criminal in the heart of the city they love, they must also face feelings that neither of them can run away from. . . .
Booklist (Starred review): “...Equal measures of smoldering chemistry and lively banter, the action-packed plot is served up with plenty of dramatic flair and just the right dash of dry wit...” —John Charles
|THE HOT ZONE (Jayne Castle)
A Rainshadow Novel #3
Mass Market Paperback - 352 pages
On Sale August 26, 2014
Jove; ISBN-10: 0515154725
The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island.
Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret...
Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn.
And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow...
|Cover comig soon!||PASSIONATE SURRENDER (2-in-1 reissues) (Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Stephanie James)
Mass Market Paperback - 384 pages
On Sale October 28, 2014
HQN Books; ISBN-10: 0373779097
LET YOUR INNER PASSIONS OUT TO PLAY...
A PASSIONATE BUSINESS (originally published July 1981 in Silhouette Romance #89, writing as Stephanie James)
Hilary Forrester had been fending off wealthy entrepreneur suitors ever since her father started playing matchmaker in an effort to secure the family business. But this time, she was ahead of the game, visiting the next candidate before the charade could even begin. At first, Logan Saber seemed amused by her predicament, but there was also a challenge in his eyes, a desire Hilary hadn’t counted on. He too had his heart set on a win—but it wasn’t the family’s restaurant chain he was after.
PRICE OF SURRENDER (originally published January 1983 in Silhouette Desire #37, writing as Stephanie James)
Holt Sinclair thought everything had its price—until he met a woman who couldn’t be bought. Adena West had come to him on a matter of business, but after giving in to their mutual attraction, things quickly became personal. Fiery and ambitious, Adena was everything Holt wanted in a woman—except she didn’t play by his rules. Adena had always prided herself on her independence, but there was something about Holt that made her want to abandon all caution in his arms....