My name is Anna Dawson, and I’m a gambler. And like any gambler will tell you, sometimes that’s good, and sometimes…not so much. And sometimes it’s an outright problem.
I love Vegas, and I love the life I’ve built, but when one of my friends is murdered, and another one shot at, I know I need to take a serious look at myself. And I need to call in the big guns. Even if that means teaming up with Detective Jack Schiller, a man who’s battling his own demons.
Right now I’m just trying to juggle protecting my friends, helping Jack while not letting him get too close, and finding a murderer. And, oh yeah, no one can learn about my gambling.
Three full length Holiday stories are wrapped up for your enjoyment!
A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS –Jennie Braxton and her two small children are traveling to Philadelphia for Christmas with her family. Car trouble lands them in a magical town called Heaven, PA. Everything about this sweet place seems too good to be true, especially Nick Ryan, a local chef with a heart as big as her own. His sensual smile tempts her from mourning the loss of her dear husband, to look into the future. Can her dreams of finding happiness again come true, or will her heart hide safely in the past?
After a Russian mission goes south, Falcon Securities agent John ‘Mac’ McKinsey is stranded with assassins on his trail. His boss arranges for him to hitch a ride with the corporate attorney Emily Richards, who is in Russia as a mediator.
Emily Richards wants only to return home then on to a peaceful vacation with her best friend. When armed men invade her hotel room minutes after Mac arrives, Emily is forced to depend on Mac to stay alive. Anger that Mac has entangled her in a life or death struggle quickly turns to fear when the men pursuing them call her by name.
Together Mac and Emily engage in a tumultuous ride to escape with their lives and capture a crazed bomber and a vindictive drug lord.
Twenty years after the assassination of his father at the hands of terrorists, Tim Keegan is sworn into the ranks of the NYPD. Keegan not only wears his father’s badge on his chest and patrols the same precinct that his father did, but he also inherits his father’s unfinished business. While Keegan patrols some of New York City’s toughest streets, he is unaware that a terrorist his father had arrested years earlier is on the street and seeking revenge. When the two men finally come face to face, one will lay dead, and a much greater terrorist plot will come to light.
With the largest terrorist plot on American soil since 9/11 in the making, Detective First Grade Louis Castillo of the Joint Terrorist Task Force is called into the case. Castillo must race against time to prevent the attacks and save thousands of American lives.
When Faith Andersen’s best friend asks her to help a stranger, she has no idea the problem is murder. The victim, a smuggler who brought both drugs and human beings over the Mexican border, had plenty of enemies. And even more dangerous friends.
When Pastor John Menard discovers Faith is poking into a homicide, he fears for her safety.
Spiced with danger and opposing beliefs, their mutual attraction grows. But have they gotten themselves into more trouble than either of them could have imagined?
Allison Jones knows what it’s like to want. Or rather, she did. She’d spent the first few years of her life being shifted from one foster home to another, never really finding that special place to make her feel home. When she finds a small envelope on the ground on a side street in Boston, and opens it, her heart plummets. She recognizes the description of the contents and knows what it will mean to the little girl if the promise of this gift is not fulfilled. But when the CEO of Holden Industries, Derek Holden, accuses her of stealing the money inside the envelope, she’s determined to go the distance and not only fulfill the gift herself, but to prove to the dashingly handsome millionaire that there is more to life than just money.
Harley has everything a vampire-white witch hybrid could want: wonderful parents, a hunky sort-of boyfriend, and a clan of loving friends. When that life is taken away from her, Harley doesn’t want to serve revenge
up cold. She wants to serve it up now, and she wants to serve it up HOT.
And then Kian enters her life and she knows, she just knows she is in trouble because it isn’t wise to let yourself look too long at a hunk that takes your breath away when you think his heart might belong to someone else. But what can you do, when he is in your face every single time you turn around and dark magic, and werewolves keep getting you into trouble?
She woke in the dark. The sharp surge and sway of her world the only hints she has of her surroundings.
Penelope Santoro is alone, trapped in an empty room of what could only be a boat in the middle of a rough ocean. With no recollection of how she got there, and no escape in sight, she’s quickly losing hope that she will ever find her way home.
Tag Reynolds is detached. His life depends upon it. But when the beautiful daughter of one of his biggest rivals winds up in his care, his entire world shifts. Drawn to her innocence, he desperately fights the feelings he can’t have…feelings that could destroy everything he’s worked for.
Cindy Warren’s making a Christmas list…
1) A good haircut
2) A great report from Mr. Stanton the corporate hatchet man sent to evaluate the Chandelier House and Cindy
3) A drop-dead gorgeous man. Hotel guest Eric Quinn will do nicely.
Eric Quinn Stanton has never let pleasure interfere with business—until now. His practice is to arrive early and incognito at a job, to see firsthand what’s working…and what’s not. But he can’t seem to see past Cindy’s beautiful green eyes or her other generous assets. And he can’t stop himself from testing the general manager’s skills—on the job, and in the bedroom.
But what will she think when she learns his true identity?
Piper Shepherd was desperate. As the only single member of her sorority (even chubby hypochondriac Tillie had managed to snag a suitor!) she had to find a husband soon. That wasn’t easy in Mudville, Mississippi, population twenty! But Piper had a plan. First she dug up her grandmother’s manhunting manual. Then gorgeous Ian Bentley came to town….
Ian Bentley had no intention of saying “I do”–ever! As it was, he’d just narrowly escaped a brush with matrimony. So the last thing he expected was to fall victim to sexy Piper Shepherd’s manhunting scheme. The sassy little brunette was tempting, he’d give her that. But she wasn’t going to get this man to the altar….
Mike Cavanaugh was a firefighter; it was his job to rescue people. Though inviting them home wasn’t usually part of the job description. But when he pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to protect her, to make her life a little better. Only somehow Chris and her family ended up giving Mike’s life new meaning, and he was happier than he’d been in years.
But Chris was smart and resourceful. She’d get back on her own two feet—sooner rather than later. And when she no longer needed Mike’s support, would she still want his love?
Drawing on revelatory interviews, a rich analysis oflyrics, and a lifelong study of one of the greatest songwriters of our time, Daniel Mark Epstein delivers a singular, nuanced, and insightful examination ofBob Dylan—the poet, the musician, and the man. Interweaving in-depthconversations with Dylan collaborators and contemporaries, including Eric Andersen,Tom Paxton, Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora Guthrie, Ramblin’Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, Maria Muldaur, John P.Hammond, and many others, Epstein crafts a vivid and unforgettable portrait of the inimitable poet and performer.
Caragh Ó Brannon defended herself bravely when the enemy landed—only, now she finds herself alone with one very angry Viking….
Styr Hardrata sailed to Ireland intending to trade, never expecting to find himself held captive in chains by a beautiful Irish maiden.
The fiercely handsome warrior both terrifies and allures Caragh, but he is forbidden territory. He is the enemy…and he is married. Yet Styr harbors a secret that just might set them both free….
Resist them if you can!
Shelly Connors’s worlds—on land and in the sea—are turned upside down when an evening swim turns into a nightmare. On a sweltering night deep in the bayou, the mystical mermaid witnesses a horrifying act. With a monstrous killer now hot on her trail, her life and the lives of her kin are in jeopardy.
Terrified of becoming the next victim, Shelly has no choice but to turn to Sheriff Tillman Angier. Tillman has had his intense gray eyes on the sultry honey-haired beauty for a while. The feelings are mutual…and impossible to ignore. But he’s determined to solve the murders, and he knows Shelly’s hiding something. Can she trust him with her deepest secret?
“Tattooed package of sin.”
That’s how Savannah Ryan would describe her new boss, Declan Whitmore, the deliciously tatted and pierced fighter who holds the top spot in Boston’s newest underground fighting organization. She’d also describe him as bossy, arrogant, and–depending on what he does to piss her off that particular day–an asshole.
It’s that aloof attitude, along with Savannah’s witty comebacks and tight little body that land her on his radar. Unfortunately for her, Declan is relentless when he sets his sights on someone, both in and out of the ring. Unfortunately for him, this recently reformed bad girl is trying to go straight after heading down a dangerous path.