Smart, Michelle, Claiming His Christmas Consequence

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Smart, Michelle, Claiming His Christmas Consequence (One Night With Consequences, Book 24),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Claiming His Christmas Consequence (One Night With Consequences, Book 24)

Author:  Michelle Smart

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Parenthood; Revenge; Self Esteem

Blurb:

“You have one new message…”

“Know this, Catalina. You might be a princess, you might be wearing my ring, you might have taken 200,000 euros of my money…but you are carrying my child, and I will find you.”

Catalina had never stepped out of line, until one stolen Christmas night of irresistible passion with French billionaire Nathanial Giroud changed her life forever.

Now, hidden in the Pyrenees, Catalina is determined to protect the small life growing within her from the anguish of her own royal upbringing. Even if she has to defy the husband she so desperately craves!

When one night…leads to pregnancy!

Kendrick, Sharon, Di Sione’s Virgin Mistress

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Kendrick, Sharon, Di Sione’s Virgin Mistress (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 5),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Di Sione’s Virgin Mistress (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 5)

Author:  Sharon Kendrick

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Grief; Self Esteem;

Blurb:

“I have the tiara you want and you have to pay for it.”

Dante Di Sione could forgive the beautiful blonde he kissed in the airport lounge for accidentally taking the suitcase with his grandfather’s precious tiara in it. But then she has the nerve to blackmail him into accompanying her to her sister’s wedding!

So when news of their supposed engagement breaks, Dante takes his revenge and ensures that Willow plays the part of his loving wife-to-be to the full. Only, he has no idea that Willow has faked all that bold confidence…and is a virgin!

Yates, Maisey, The Spaniard’s Pregnant Bride

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Yates, Maisey, The Spaniard’s Pregnant Bride (Heirs Before Vows, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  The Spaniard’s Pregnant Bride (Heirs Before Vows, Book 1)

Author:  Maisey Yates

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Bereavement; Child Abuse; Grief; Guilt; Parenthood; Physical Scarring

Blurb:

“You’ll be mine. You’ll be my wife.”

With her identity concealed, Allegra Valenti enters Italy’s most glorious masquerade ball determined to make happy memories to sustain her through her impending coldly arranged betrothal. But a passionate encounter with a masked stranger has consequences that tear apart her dutiful life.

Brooding Spanish duke Cristian Acosta cannot believe the masked siren he let his guard down for was his best friend’s sister—the pampered heiress he grew up despising. To safeguard the Acosta legacy, Cristian must adorn Allegra with a trinket of his own—a gold wedding band!

Shaw, Chantelle, Sheikh’s Forbidden Conquest

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Shaw, Chantelle, Sheikh’s Forbidden Conquest (The Howard Sisters, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  Sheikh’s Forbidden Conquest (The Howard Sisters, Book 1)

Author:  Chantelle Shaw

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Class Differences; Interracial Relationship; POC

Blurb:

Taming the playboy prince!

Sultan Kadir Al Sulaimar may be Europe’s most notorious playboy, but since his bride-to-be finally came of age, he’s sworn to be faithful to the princess he’s never met.

Yet when feisty helicopter pilot Lexi Howard saves his life, she turns Kadir’s regimented world upside down. His first duty must be to his country, but avoiding the sensual pilot is becoming increasingly difficult…especially now that she’s working for him!

Lexi’s disregard for his command is somewhat…refreshing. Can the desert king resist making her his final—and most forbidden—conquest?

Dear Reader,

Sisters often share a special bond of love and friendship – as I do with my own sister.  I am fascinated by this unique relationship, and decided to write a duet featuring two sisters.

However, when I thought of Lexi, the heroine of Sheikh’s Forbidden Conquest, I realised that her relationship with her younger sister Athena was complicated because Lexi was adopted.  A year later her adoptive parents had a much longed for daughter of their own, and made it clear to Lexi that they preferred Athena.

Lexi has demonstrated her bravery as an RAF pilot, flying rescue missions in Afghanistan, but sparks fly when she goes to work for Sultan Kadir Al Sulaimar in his desert kingdom of Zenhab.  The cultural differences between them are just one barrier they face, and they know they must resist the sizzling chemistry that ignites whenever they are near each other!

In my second book, shy Athena wishes she was as confident as her fiery sister.  Athena has been named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, but she feels she is a disappointment to her academic parents, who hoped she would follow them into a medical career.

At least her parents are pleased that she is engaged to English aristocrat Charles Fairfax.  But mysterious Italian playboy Luca De Rossi has other plans for Athena!

I hope you enjoy reading about the sisters’ journeys to finding true love!

Best wishes

Chantelle

Crews, Caitlin, The Return of the Di Sione Wife

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Crews, Caitlin, The Return of the Di Sione Wife (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 4),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  The Return of the Di Sione Wife (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 4)

Author:  Caitlin Crews

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Interracial Relationship; POC; WOC

Blurb:

“I’ll have the earrings now. Or are there more hoops to jump through?”

Dario Di Sione should be feeling triumphant—he’s about to fulfill his grandfather’s wish and retrieve the precious earrings, but all he feels is fury. The beautiful lawyer handling the sale is the woman who betrayed him six years ago…his wife!

Discovering Anais has kept their child a secret makes Dario determined to be the father he never had. But Anais’s return to his side casts a new light on past events, and now it’s not just the child he wants to claim!

Thomas, Rachael, To Blackmail a Di Sione

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Thomas, Rachael, To Blackmail a Di Sione (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 3),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  To Blackmail a Di Sione (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 3)

Author:  Rachael Thomas

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Bereavement; Blackmail; Orphan

Blurb:

“When you’ve finished making offers for the bracelet, I have a proposition for you.”

Billionaire Liev Dragunov has spent a lifetime plotting revenge against those responsible for his family’s ruin. Finally he has the way: Bianca Di Sione.

She’s denied their obvious attraction and coolly rebuffs every request to work for him—until he finds her weakness: a diamond bracelet she desperately needs!

Bianca must become his fake fiancée if she wants her trinket! But the taste of revenge isn’t as sweet as desire, and Liev discovers that she is innocent in more ways than one…

Dear Reader,

I was really excited to be part of The Billionaire’s Legacy and with authors I’ve loved reading for a long time.  In fact, it was an honor.

I fell in love with my hero, Live, and really enjoyed writing his and Bianca’s story, set against the backdrop of a city I have always wanted to visit.  When I did, I was totally swept up by it and didn’t want to leave.

I hope you enjoy meeting Live and Bianca as much as I did.

Happy reading.

Rachael

xx

Marinelli, Carol, The Sheikh’s Baby Scandal

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Marinelli, Carol, The Sheikh’s Baby Scandal (One Night With Consequences, Book 23),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  The Sheikh’s Baby Scandal (One Night With Consequences, Book 23)

Author:  Carol Marinelli

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Gendered Expectations (Women); Parenthood

Blurb:

Pregnant…by the playboy sheikh!

Playboy sheikh Kedah of Zazinia has loved every minute he’s spent earning his outrageous reputation! But about to claim the throne, and with a list of prospective brides being prepared, Kedah knows he must soon accept his royal duty…

A scorching night with his poised assistant, Felicia Hamilton, seems the perfect distraction—and her cool beauty masks a desire Kedah is hungering to ignite! But even Kedah isn’t prepared for the biggest scandal of all, when their one night together leaves Felicia pregnant with his baby!

Kendrick, Sharon, A Scandal, A Secret, A Baby

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Kendrick, Sharon, A Scandal, A Secret, A Baby, (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  A Scandal, A Secret, A Baby

Author:  Sharon Kendrick

Imprint:  Modern (Presents)

Issues:  Parenthood;

Blurb:

One sinful night…

Dante D’Arezzo is the last person famous songwriter Justina Perry wants to see at her best friend’s wedding. The wickedly sexy Italian is ruthless to the core. He broke her heart once; she won’t surrender to his insatiable desire again. But what Dante wants…

One very big scandal!

Justina’s pregnancy hits the front page and Dante knows he’s the father. He’ll make her pay for trying to keep his child from him. His Miss Independent is about to become completely dependent…on him!

This Italian will claim his heir and-if he wants her-a wife!

 

Kendrick, Sharon, Crowned for the Prince’s Heir

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Kendrick, Sharon, Crowned for the Prince’s Heir (One Night with Consequences, Book 21),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

 

Title:  Crowned for the Prince’s Heir (One Night with Consequences, Book 21)

Author:  Sharon Kendrick

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Infidelity; Parenthood;

Blurb:

The secret she kept from the prince…

Dress designer Lisa Bailey reluctantly broke off her relationship with Luc, knowing an affair with the prince had no future. But one last stolen encounter left her quaking with passion, drenched in desire and unexpectedly pregnant!

Months later, Prince Luciano Leonides of Mardovia is on the brink of the perfect political marriage when a news article shows Lisa with an obvious bump! His baby. With Mardovian royal blood. Now he must claim his heir at any cost. She may be an unsuitable bride but she will become his queen!

Blake, Maya, The Di Sione Secret Baby

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Blake, Maya, The Di Sione Secret Baby (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  The Di Sione Secret Baby (The Billionaire’s Legacy, Book 2)

Author:  Maya Blake

Imprint:  Presents (Modern)

Issues:  Cancer; Parenthood;

Blurb:

“This antique box can be my wedding gift to you.”

Charity CEO Allegra Di Sione can’t fail in her mission to retrieve her grandfather’s beloved box from Sheikh Rahim Al-Hadi, which is why she gets caught in Rahim’s sumptuous bedroom trying to steal it!

Seducing the gorgeous sheikh is her only chance at escape! But when Allegra slips away the next morning, she’s unaware she now carries something infinitely more precious—and that when Rahim finds out, he’ll have no choice but to make his enticing thief his queen!