Reed, Terri, Identity Unknown

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Reed, Terri, Identity Unknown (Northern Border Patrol, Book 5),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Identity Unknown (Northern Border Patrol, Book 5)

Author:  Terri Reed

Imprint:  Love Inspired Suspense

Issues:  Amnesia; Violence

Blurb:

Missing Memories

When a John Doe washes up on the shores of Calico Bay, no one knows who he is—including him. But one thing’s instantly clear to deputy sheriff Audrey Martin: the man’s marked for murder. And she’s the only one who can protect him from the assassins who lurk at every turn. The arrival of a team of men claiming he’s Canadian Border Services officer Nathanial Longhorn only further complicates the matter. As his memories slowly start drifting back, Nathanial’s determined to work with Audrey to uncover who wants him dead and why. But he’s tangled in something that threatens to submerge them both. And unless Audrey can help him figure out what, this Christmas might be their last.

Dear Reader,

Thank you for joining me in the last installment of the Northern Border Patrol series.  It was time to give Canadian officer Nathanial Longhorn his own book, and pairing him with strong and independent Deputy Sheriff Audrey Martin seemed like the perfect match.

Giving Nathanial amnesia was such fun.  It was a delight to have him learning about himself as he fell in love with Audrey.  They both had painful issues from their past to overcome in order to have their happy ending.  Audrey’s mother shared a piece of wisdom with Nathanial – our greatest blessings lie beyond our greatest fears.  Do you believe that?

I do.  Sometimes in life we have to move past our fear in order to find the blessing.  I pray you will find your blessing this holiday season.

Keep watch for a new K-9 continuity series in 2017.  Check out my webpage at terrireed.com and sign up for my newsletter for updates on my new releases.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Blessings, Terri Reed

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Monkou, Michelle, The Millionaire’s Ultimate Catch

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Monkou, Michelle, The Millionaire’s Ultimate Catch (Ladies of Distinction, Book 5),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).

Title:  The Millionaire’s Ultimate Catch (Ladies of Distinction, Book 5)

Author:  Michelle Monkou

Imprint:  Kimani

Issues:  POC; Violence; WOC

Blurb:

After a daring rescue, basketball star Naomi Venable accepts Zack Keathley’s invitation to spend a week recuperating at his sprawling country estate. The sexy millionaire could have his pick of any woman in the world. But once he sets his sight on Naomi there’s no way she can resist this rugged alpha male’s charm.

Dear Reader,

Want to know what makes The Millionaire’s Ultimate Catch special?  This book closes my Ladies of Distinction sorority series and launches my new Millionaire series filled with sexy, brooding heroes.

Set against the backdrop of Washington and Haiti, this whirlwind romance captures all the elements of a great romantic story – including a hero with a mysterious past wanting to trust his heart, and a fiery heroine who wears her heart on her sleeve and staunchly goes after her goals, even if they are in the distressingly sensual form of Zack Keathley, a true Kimani hero,

I chose Haiti as the hero’s birthplace to present the cultural richness of the country and the warm spirit of its people in this romance.  Then the earthquake hit, causing a devastation to the people and infrastructure there.  So a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to a Haiti relief effort.

Hope you enjoy,

Michelle Monkou

Lee, Rachel, Conard County Marine

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Lee, Rachel, Conard County Marine (Conard County:  The Next Generation),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Conard County Marine (Conard County:  The Next Generation)

Author:  Rachel Lee

Imprint:  Romantic Suspense

Issues:   Amnesia; Attack; Violence

Blurb:

The arrival of a single black rose signals danger to come for Kylie Brewer. Recovering from a brutal attack that claimed three years of her memory and her chance at a promising career, Kylie just wants to pick up the remaining fragments of her life. She returns to her hometown of Conard City to live with her sister but soon learns that putting the past in its place won’t be easy.  

Marine sergeant Evan Cooper—a trusted family friend who agrees to help Kylie—can’t ignore his protective instincts. Or the steadily growing desire he feels for a woman who has overcome so much. He vows to help keep Kylie’s demons at bay…but someone else has plans to finish what they started.

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a new adventure into the world of my Escape Club Heroes.  The Escape, a riverside nightclub owned by a retired police officer, is known for hot bands, but it maintains a quieter reputation for helping people with problems that fall through the cracks of typical law enforcement.

When she becomes the object of an aggressive stalker, Julia Cooper seeks help fro the Escape to unravel the threats to her career as well as her life.  Unfortunately, she can’t decide if being under the watchful eye of Mitch Galway makes things better  or worse.  Julia has hidden her true motivations for her career success from the world for so long that I knew it would take a special kind of hero to crack through the wall around her heart.

Mitch, a Philly firefighter currently moonlighting as an Escape bartender, is a remarkable guy and he intrigued me from the start.  Firefighters are vital, everyday heroes in our communities and they have a place of honor in my heart.  I a forever grateful for the swift response, expertise and compassion of the crew that saved our family home during a New Year’s Eve party when I was a kid.

Julia and Mitch felt like dear friends to me as I was writing their story and I hope you’ll soon feel the same way.  Enjoy their story and keep an eye out for more Escape Club Heroes on the horizon.

Live the adventure.

Regan Black

Lin, Jeannie, A Dance with Danger

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Lin, Jeannie, A Dance with Danger (Tang Dynasty, Book 5), (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  A Dance with Danger (Tang Dynasty, Book 5)

Author:  Jeannie Lin

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Assault; Gendered Expectations (Women); POC; Revenge; Violence; WOC

Blurb:

A promise sworn on the edge of a sword…

After a failed assassination attempt on a corrupt general, Bao Yang is a wanted man. Taking refuge with an ally, Yang accidentally compromises the man’s daughter when they’re discovered alone. To save her honor, he must marry the beautiful Jin-mei immediately!

In Yang’s arms, Jin-mei feels alive for the first time. She’s determined not to lose him, even if it means joining his perilous mission… But when she realizes just how destructive Yang’s path could be, can she convince him that their life together could be so much sweeter than revenge?

Author Note,

When I first imagined the world of The Sword Dancer, I envisioned a wild land filled with heroes and bandits with the lines between them completely blurred.

For those who have read The Sword Dancer, I hope you enjoy seeing what happens to Li Feng and Thief-catcher Han.  Like all great romances, the rooftop marriage proposal was a beginning rather than an end, and their adventure continues here.

For history buffs:  the places and people in this book are part real and part imagined.  Fujian province was the seat of several rebellions.  Rogue warlords were a plague upon imperial power in the late part of the dynasty.  And when you read about the rebel figures that emerged throughout Chinese history, many of them made their wealth through the salt trade.

The Linyan Stone Forest is an actual place.  The pictures of it are dramatic and awe-inspiring.  According to travel sites, it wasn’t explored until centuries later during the Qing Dynasty due to the dense growth that obscured it from view.

Perhaps I’ll be able to visit one day, and imagine the colorful bandits who made those hidden caverns their hideout.

Herbert, Debbie, Siren’s Secret

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Herbert, Debbie, Siren’s Secret (Dark Seas, Book 1), (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Siren’s Secret (Dark Seas, Book 1)

Author:  Debbie Herbert

Imprint:  Nocturne

Issues:  Murder; Violence

Blurb:

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?

Heiter, Elizabeth, Seduced by the Sniper

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Heiter, Elizabeth, Seduced by the Sniper (The Lawmen, Book 2), (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  Seduced by the Sniper (The Lawmen, Book 2)

Author:  Elizabeth Heiter

Imprint:  Intrigue

Issues:  Guilt; Self Esteem; Violence

Blurb:

Zeroed in on one woman…

In a twenty-four-hour period, FBI negotiator Chelsie Russell’s life changed. She was a promising negotiator for the Bureau, but then she failed to talk down a crazed gunman. A year later the killer has escaped, and sniper Scott Delacorte has stepped up to protect Chelsie. Scott is the FBI’s most infamous playboy—and the guy Chelsie had a one-night fling with just before the shooting. She’d dismissed him as the love ’em and leave ’em type, but now he stands between her and a killer. When the investigation takes an unexpected turn, powerful people become desperate to keep Scott and Chelsie silent—dead silent. Chelsie knows it’s time to put aside their past and trust this man who has the power to break her heart. Again.

 

Godman, Jane, Otherworld Protector

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Godman, Jane, Otherworld Protector (Otherworld, Book 1), (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  Otherworld Protector (Otherworld, Book 1)

Author:  Jane Godman

Imprint:  Nocturne

Issues:  Gendered Expectations (Women); Violence

Blurb:

When Stella Fallon journeys to Spain for a dream job, she never suspects that a cataclysmic confrontation is looming. Or that she is the last in an ancient line of dark sorcerers. For her new employer–an electronics billionaire–is actually a Faerie King desperate to harness Stella’s powers so he can rule the Otherworld.

The only one who can protect Stella is a man she once thought her guardian angel. Cal becomes human, but his centuries-old secret could destroy her trust. Still, the pair cannot deny their white-hot attraction as they seek refuge in a cave to prepare for a battle of epic magnitude…

Fossen, Delores, Six-Gun Showdown

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Fossen, Delores, Six-Gun Showdown (Appaloosa Pass Ranch, Book 5), (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Six-Gun Showdown (Appaloosa Pass Ranch, Book 5)

Author:  Delores Fossen

Imprint:  Intrigue

Issues:  Bereavement; Grief; Murder; Parenthood; Stalking; Violence

Blurb:

“I’m not dead.”

The voice mail rocks deputy sheriff Jax Crockett to his core. A year ago, Paige was murdered by the Moonlight Strangler. Yet his ex-wife just showed up at his ranch—out of options and out of time. There are only two reasons Paige would come back to Texas with a killer hot on her heels: Jax and their toddler son. Faking her death was the only way to keep them alive. But now it’s Jax who’s risking everything to protect his family. The cowboy lawman is also reawakening a powder keg of desire. A desire that’s primed and ready to explode. Giving in will up the ante, igniting the embers of a love they may not live to claim.

Childs, Lisa, Beauty and the Bodyguard

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Childs, Lisa, Beauty and the Bodyguard (Bachelor Bodyguards, Book 4),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2016).

Title:  Beauty and the Bodyguard (Bachelor Bodyguards, Book 4)

Author:  Lisa Childs

Imprint:  Romantic Suspense

Issues:  Abduction; Hostage; Violence

Blurb:

Can this bachelor bodyguard save his true love from mortal danger…on her wedding day?

Bride-to-be Megan Lynch has just learned her ex, presumed dead marine Gage Huxton, is alive after surviving enemy captivity. But before she can break up with her fiancé, gunmen storm her wedding and take hostages! Megan will do anything to stay alive—for herself and a second chance with Gage. But there’s more terror to endure before she can say yes to the dress—and her dream groom!

What do the gunmen want? Gage works double time to unravel the mystery and save the beauty who still holds his heart. As the wedding crashers open fire, Gage puts his life on the line to protect Megan and convince her of his love.

Dear Reader,

Welcome back to River City, Michigan, and the Payne Protection Agency.  Beauty and the Bodyguard is the fourth book in the Bachelor Bodyguards series.  Blushing bride Megan Lynch has more than cold feet over her upcoming nuptials.  She can’t marry her groom.  She doesn’t love him.  She’s in love with a ghost.  Then that ghost shows up at the church.

Gage Huxton has no intention of stopping Megan’s wedding.  She’s broken his heart more than his captors have broken his body or spirit over the six months he was missing in action and presumed dead.  His only intention is to protect the bride-which proves to be this bachelor bodyguard’s most dangerous assignment yet.  He isn’t risking just his life; he’s risking his heart, too.

I hope you enjoy this latest book in the Bachelor Bodyguards series.

Happy Reading!

Lisa Childs

Warren, Linda, A Texas Child

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Warren, Linda, A Texas Child (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 3),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2013).

Title:  A Texas Child (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 3)

Author:  Linda Warren

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Child Abduction; Injury; Parenthood; Self Esteem; Violence

Blurb:

To save a child

Regret. Assistant District Attorney Myra Delgado knows all about it. She’s spent seven years regretting a foolish betrayal of her ex, Levi Coyote. But now Myra needs Levi, a private investigator, and the stakes are bigger than their history—a baby has been kidnapped. And only Myra is brave enough—or crazy enough—to go after a Mexican drug lord and attempt a rescue.

Levi might not be able to forgive her, but he can’t let Myra face the danger alone. As they work to save an innocent child, he learns a shocking truth about their shared past. If they make it through this, he and Myra just might get a second chance at not only love, but family.

Dear Reader,

A Texas Child is the third book in my Willow Creek, Texas series.  In the first two books – A Texas Hero (July 2013) and A Texas Family (October 2013) – I shared how the ideas for the stories were born.  A Texas Child was a little different, created by pure imagination and a little luck.  Myra Delgado is a character from The Texan’s Bride (Harlequin Superromance, October 2011), and Levi Coyote is a character from Her Christmas Hero (Harlequin American Romance, December 2010).  Both have very strong personalities and I knew one day I would write their story.

First, I had to have a way to bring them together.  Second, I needed a plot.  Myra is an assistant district attorney and Levi is a private investigator.  They both work in law enforcement, so I started by giving them a past.  Voilà!  That worked.  I still needed a plot.  One day on the news was a story about a woman who’d married a man from Mexico and he’d taken their child and disappeared.  She couldn’t get the law to help her, because the man was the boy’s father.  My imagination wheel began to spin and I thought I could work that in as part of the plot.

Believe me, it wasn’t easy.  My editor suffered through many emails and talks about how the story wasn’t working.  At times, I wanted to admit defeat.  Miraculously, I finished it.  Now you’ll be the judge of whether it works or not.  I have to say, though, that after all the frustrations and changes, I like this story.  I hope you do, too.

Until the next book, with love and thanks,

Linda Warren

PS – you can email me at Lw1508@aol.com or send me a message on Facebook, www.facebook.com/authorlindawarren, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/texauthor, or write me at P.O. Box 5182, Bryan, TX 77805 or visit my website at www.lindawarren.net.  You mail and thoughts are deeply appreciated.