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January 1, 2017

A Lone Star paternity bombshell, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child!

Texas toy mogul Wes Jackson is on the brink of a billion-dollar breakthrough—until a sinister anonymous tipster reveals Wes is a dad! Suddenly his family-friendly company is in crisis and Wes's sole focus is finding the daughter he never knew. But confronting the child's mother, Isabelle Graystone, means resisting a chemistry that is as fierce as ever.

Wes's failure to commit sent Belle running five years ago. Now he's back, making himself indispensable and stoking Belle's deepest passions. But is his interest in her part of a bigger ploy?

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December 1, 2016

An upstairs-downstairs affair for Christmas…only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child!

Single mom Joy Curran needs this temporary holiday housekeeping job working for a reclusive billionaire. But her sexy, aloof boss pulls at Joy's heartstrings—and her long-denied desires—in unexpected ways…

Sam Henry never got over the loss of his wife and son, and he's shut himself off from happiness, love…and the holidays. But Joy and her sweet daughter bring laughter into his life. And living with his new maid ignites a passion he can't ignore. After one glorious night in Joy's arms, will this beauty be the Christmas miracle that changes the beast forever?

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July 5, 2016

Is a family in the future for this wealthy bachelor? From USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child! 

Divorce attorney to the stars Reed Hudson knows there's no such thing as happily-ever-after. But the red-headed stunner who walks into his office with an infant in her arms will put him to the test. 

Lilah Strong just brought a baby girl to a man who splits up families for a living. Now he wants Lilah to stay on as temporary nanny to his niece. Reed Hudson's plush hotel suite is a world away from Lilah's rustic mountain home. Will their undeniable attraction end in heartbreak…or forever?

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June 7, 2016

This rich rancher needs his assistant for business and pleasure! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child

Andi Beaumont has a dilemma: she's wedded to her job, when she really wants to wed her boss, Mac McCallum. The only solution: quit and save herself from heartbreak. But Mac isn't having it.

The Texas Cattleman's Club stalwart has weathered many storms, including a recent attempt to destroy his ranching business. He can't let Andi get away. So he comes up with a plan to get closer to her. But his all-business approach is about to backfire when he discovers the pure pleasure of being with his alluring assistant…

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SNOWBOUND WITH THE BOSS

March 1, 2016

Baby on the way? Blame it on the blizzard! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child.

Being stuck in a snowstorm with his disagreeable contractor is hardly gaming tycoon Sean Ryan's idea of a good time. So why does he find himself keeping Kate Wells warm—and really, really liking it? Luckily, when the snow melts, Sean can return to his California headquarters, leaving their fling behind.

But Kate's left facing a dilemma—she's pregnant. How can she break her baby news to her unbearable boss? Soon there's an emotional storm brewing that makes the blizzard that stranded them look like child's play!

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A BABY FOR THE BOSS

January 5, 2016

Is it a baby trap or will the boss become a dad? Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child!

When Jenny Marshall meets gaming tycoon Mike Ryan, she thinks she's met The One. But when he realizes she's his competitor's niece he believes she's spying on him! Jenny thinks she's done with Mike…until she gets a new job—and he's her boss!

His angelic-looking employee is more temptation than Mike can resist—even if he still can't trust her. Now, she's pregnant with his baby. Is she playing the most elaborate game of all…or could mother and child be his if only he opens his guarded heart?

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HAVING HER BOSS'S BABY

August 4, 2015

She's pregnant…by the boss! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child!

Billionaire game designer Brady Finn's latest business plan doesn't include a feisty Irish lass who challenges him at every turn. But Aine Donovan, the stunning manager of the hotel he just purchased, is as determined to prevent Brady from ruining tradition as Brady is to have her in his bed. When a no-strings fling leads to an unexpected pregnancy, Aine runs from her sexy, stubborn boss. What Brady doesn't know won't hurt him, right? But Brady won't give up on claiming her—and their child—so easily…

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TRIPLE THE FUN

May 5, 2015

Baby, baby…baby?! It's triplets from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child!

He's a captain of industry, a brooding billionaire and—a daddy? When Connor King learns he has fathered triplets, he feels double-crossed. Now nothing will stand in the way of claiming his heirs, not even their alluring legal guardian, Dina Cortez.

With the babies' mother gone, Dina has vowed to protect Sage, Sam and Sadie. But who will protect Dina from her feelings for the dark and defiant Mr. King? Because once she and the children are moved into Connor's California seaside mansion, his stately bed is just a heartbeat away…

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AFTER HOURS WITH HER EX

March 1, 2015

The prodigal ex-husband returns—as the boss—in this novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child

After two long years, Sam Wyatt is home. He has big plans for his family's ski resort. But first he must face those he left behind—including the ex-wife he has never forgotten.

Lacy Sills Wyatt has barely recovered from Sam's desertion. Now he's her boss! How can she work with him every day? And how can she keep from falling for him all over again? The answer is: she can't. But when Lacy learns Sam has ulterior motives for rekindling their romance, she's not sure she can forgive him…not even with an unexpected pregnancy to consider!

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THE COWBOY'S PRIDE AND JOY

November 1, 2014

A cowboy gets a baby surprise from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child

All former marine Jake Hunter wants is peace and quiet. But when his business-minded mother sends her assistant Cassidy Moore from Boston to see him about a long-standing family dispute, chaos ensues. Their attraction rages out of control as a snowstorm strands them on his Montana ranch.

Flash-forward fourteen months: Cassie can't bring herself to tell Jake she's had his child. But when his mother interferes again, Cassie rushes back to Jake…just in time for another blizzard—and for the Christmas spirit to open one reclusive cowboy's heart.

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THE FIANCEE CAPER

August 1, 2014

To Catch a Thief, It Will Take a Thief

He comes from a long line of charismatic jewel thieves. But Gianni Coretti made a deal to save his family and now walks the straight and narrow. When Marie O'Hara, a beautiful security expert, asks him to steal for her as part of a sting, his interest is definitely piqued. The fact that she'll be pretending to be his fiancée is an added bonus. But as their fierce attraction blurs the line between ruse and reality, Gianni has to wonder: does a man with such a dubious past deserve a glorious future with this woman?

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Black Sheep's Inheritance

April 1, 2014

Follow the money…into bed!

Estranged from his adoptive father, Sage Lassiter earned his own billions. But when J.D. Lassiter leaves a fortune to his private nurse in his will and cheats his own daughter of her rightful inheritance…Sage is enraged, to say the least. He's sure nurse Colleen Falkner isn't the innocent she appears. And he's willing to go to any lengths to expose her…even seduction.

But using sex—crazed, incredible sex—to find out what she knows could backfire. Because Colleen is not what Sage expected. And like it or not, she's about to demolish all the barriers he's carefully constructed around his heart.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEST MAN

April 1, 2014

May the Best Man Win…the Maid of Honor?

Lassiter Media millionaire Matt Hollis never let a woman stand between him and his career. But now Matt's best friend is marrying the Lassiter heiress—and her insufferable maid of honor has stolen Matt's heart. Kayla Prince is way more than this skilled negotiator bargained for.

But Kayla's conflicted. The man left her in the lurch for his L.A. gig; now he wants her back? Fool her once, shame on Matt, fool her twice…well, actually, this second chance feels like the real thing. But a fateful night is about to put that feeling to the ultimate test….

Beauty and the Best Man is a DYNASTIES: THE LASSITERS prequel novella. The story continues in The Black Sheep's Inheritance by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child, only from Harlequin Desire!

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DOUBLE THE TROUBLE

March 1, 2014

In this Billionaires & Babies novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child, one night leads to two babies!

When Colton King ended his impetuous marriage to Penny Oaks after just twenty-four hours, it was out of sight, out of mind. But now, more than a year later, Colton discovers Penny's huge secret—actually two little secrets: a baby boy and a baby girl.

Colton's only option is to lay claim to his twins. But soon he finds himself laying claim to Penny all over again. Now they have to ask themselves: Was their whirlwind marriage meant to last a lifetime?

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December 3, 2013

Revenge has never been so sweet as in this Kings of California novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child…

She married him. Used him. Then left him. Rico King has waited five years for revenge. Now he's got Teresa Coretti where he wants her. To save her family, she'll return to Rico's island…and his bed…for one month. That will cure the hunger that's afflicted him since she left….

But Rico can't know what it cost Teresa to leave him. Nor the exquisite torture of being with him again. Because soon, her divided loyalties could once again cost her the love of her life.

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Harlequin Desire
October 2013

Dave Firestone has no intention of getting married, but he'll pretend anything if it means sealing a tough business deal for his ranch. Needing a spur-of-the-moment fake fiancée, he turns to housekeeper Mia Hughes.

With her boss—and Dave's business rival—missing and her paycheck on hold, she accepts Dave's fantasy proposal. But when their pretend romance takes an unexpected turn into passionate nights, Dave isn't ready to let Mia go. Can the smooth-talking businessman negotiate a more permanent arrangement?

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RUMOR HAS IT

Harlequin Desire
July 2013

Something to Hide?

Seven years ago, wealthy sheriff Nathan Battle proposed to his pregnant girlfriend. But Amanda Altman ripped out his heart, left town-and suffered a miscarriage. Now she's back and Nathan has to get over her once and for all. But his plan to seduce her, say goodbye forever and focus on his job isn't working too well. 

Upon returning to gossipy Royal, Texas, Amanda's determined not to show Nathan how much she still loves him. Yet resisting the gorgeous lawman is impossible. Especially when she discovers she's pregnant with his child...again.

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The King Next Door

 

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Harlequin Desire
February 2013

"Just give me one night."

Single mom Nicole Baxter is perfectly fulfilled without a man in her life. But when billionaire Griffin King moves in next door, she considers a fling. Not only is he gorgeous and exciting, but he's not staying. It's an ideal situation, as long as she doesn't fall in love….

Griffin King never met a woman he couldn't leave. But desire sparks with Nicole like lightning: quick and hot. It's just what this workaholic commitment-phobe needs. But why does the thought of summer's end have Griffin longing for more with the one woman he shouldn't have?

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An Outrageous Proposal

 

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Harlequin Desire
November 2012

When Georgia Page accepts Sean Connolly's proposal, she knows it's crazy. But surely she can pretend to be a self-made billionaire's fiancée for a little while, just until his mother regains her health. Surely she can keep her heart out of this affair, no matter how sexy he is—or how well he plays the devoted lover.

It all seems so simple—until their pretend kisses and fake embraces lead to something all too real, something neither of them expected. Something that could turn an outrageous proposal into wedding bells…

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Up Close and Personal

Harlequin Desire
September 2012

When brash Irish billionaire Ronan Connolly meets Laura Page, the connection is electric. He's danger. She's a safe haven. And the passion between them burns—too hot and too fast. So Ronan ends the affair before it can get serious.

But he can't stay away.

Six weeks later he's back, wanting to pick up where they left off. But Laura's having none of it. She's hurt, angry—and hiding something. Ronan vows to find out everything that happened while he was gone. But this time, getting up close and personal may mean giving Laura his heart.

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Gilded Secrets

 

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Harlequin Desire
July 2012

Defending His Legacy...At Any Cost

When scandal threatens the luxury auction house that bears his family's name, Vance Waverly suspects the media feeding frenzy is an inside job. Could his gorgeous assistant, Charlotte Potter, be plotting Waverly's downfall? There's one way to find out: seduce the truth out of her!

Charlie is between a rock and a hard place. She can reveal Waverly's secrets to her unidentified blackmailer or lose custody of her child. Whatever she does, she'll lose the career she loves. But losing the man she's come to love-her big, bad boss-could put her over the edge....

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To Kiss a King

Harlequin Desire
February 2012

For security expert Garrett King, rescuing a damsel in distress is routine—even if she is a runaway princess. And especially if she's a sexy, desirable woman he intends to keep very, very close.

Garrett knows Princess Alexis escaped her castle to look for independence and true love—and she thinks she's found it in him. But he's no white knight. As a bodyguard, he's been covertly hired to protect her during her adventure. As a confirmed bachelor, he doesn't do happily ever after…but one kiss from a princess could change everything.

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The Temporary Mrs. King

Harlequin Desire
November 2011

It doesn't take long for Sean King to realize he's in trouble. Despite the idyllic setting and the exquisite contract bride, his marriage to Melinda Stanford is meant to be strictly business. Pure profit is his for the taking. All he has to do is marry the boss's granddaughter—and keep his hands off his sexy new wife.

Melinda had made the rules, but now her marriage seems a little too convenient. Is it just the Caribbean heat making her burn for her groom? Or is she ready to make their temporary arrangement a permanent one?

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Ready for King's Seduction

Harlequin Desire
October 2011

For years, Rose Clancy dreamed of her brother's best friend, Lucas King, but touching him was off-limits. And Rose, always dutiful, kept her distance. Until a recent chance meeting leads Lucas to hire her for intimate, nightly cooking classes. The heat between them quickly ignites.

Wealthy, powerful, commanding, Lucas runs his life like he runs his business… and Rose knows his interest in her can't be all that it seems. But Lucas makes her feel wanted—like he can't get enough. So no matter what secrets eventually come to light, Rose is more than ready for Lucas King.

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One Night, Two Heirs

Harlequin Desire
July 2011

Duty is his world. And upon seeing Sadie Price with twin girls, marine Rick Pruitt realizes he has some proposing to do. He never would have left Royal, Texas, if he'd known Sadie was carrying his babies.

Yet the feisty single mom has no intention of agreeing to a loveless marriage. True, she and Rick share a bond, as well as undeniable passion. But Sadie believes vows should last a lifetime, not be declared out of obligation. Making it Rick's new mission to change her mind….

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The Littlest Marine and The Oldest Living Married Virgin

June 2011

The Littlest Marine

Bachelor marine Harding Casey was about to face his greatest challenge. Fatherhood. But convincing his expecting—and reluctant—intended bride to marry him was going to be his toughest battle yet! Elizabeth Stone didn't know if her jitters were caused by Harding's incredible good looks or the fear of marrying without love. Could her intended groom prove that his marriage proposal was about more than giving a name to the littlest marine she was carrying?

The Oldest Living Married Virgin

When Colonel Candello found his daughter in a marine's room the morning after the Battalion Ball, he was ready to explode. Until First Sergeant Jack Harris offered to marry Donna—in name only—to save all their reputations. So, for better or worse, they married. But the romantic vows that were supposed to bring flutters of happiness were making Donna wince. For now she wasn't only the oldest living virgin, but the oldest living married virgin. And so she set out to make her strong, rugged and heart-stoppingly handsome husband want her as his wife…forever.

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Vacation with a Vampire and other Immortals

Harlequin Nocturne
(anthology with Maggie Shayne)
June 2011

Let's face it—vacation is great! We could all use a warm summer night on a beach, the sand still hot from the sun, with the moon rising on the horizon. If it could be paired with a handsome, sexy man—an immortal man—wouldn't that be the icing on the cake? Nothing says holiday quite like a walk in paradise with a gorgeous vampire…or spending a twilight eve with a charismatic Highlander. And the best part? While you may get a sexy bite or two, it's guaranteed that you won't get a sunburn!

Don't be afraid to dip your toes into these two seductive and enthralling stories from Maggie Shayne and Maureen Child.

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King's Million-Dollar Secret

Harlequin Desire
May 2011

As penance for losing a bet, Rafe King had promised to work one job as an everyday carpenter. And that's when he hit the jackpot—an introduction to Katie Charles. With every word, every touch, the sweet, sexy lady made Rafe feel like more than the cold-hearted tycoon he was reputed to be.

There was only one problem: Katie despised all wealthy men, especially those in the King family. He couldn't reveal his feelings without coming clean about his last name. But if he kept this secret, it might cost him…everything.

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Have Baby, Need Billionaire

Silhouette Desire
January 2011

He'd certainly never set eyes on—much less gone to bed with—Tula Barrons. That he would have remembered. Yet businessman Simon Bradley agreed to let Tula and her infant cousin—a child she claimed was his—stay in his mansion until he had proof of the little boy's paternity.

But having Tula under his roof revealed something unexpected—her father had once nearly destroyed Simon's business. The billionaire now had the perfect opportunity for revenge. He could seduce Tula and take away the baby she loved…but if he succeeded, he could lose all he'd come to care for.

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Under the Millionaire's Mistletoe:

Silhouette Desire
December 2010

Pucker up for two irresistible millionaires who are about to meet their matches…under the mistletoe!

"The Wrong Brother" by Maureen Child

Well, she'd asked to be kissed. Who was Sam Hale to deny a beauty such a request? But when the businessman discovered she was Anna Cameron, the woman he'd made his brother stop dating, Sam knew trouble was brewing. Especially since his mistletoe lady was driving this noncommittal bachelor to distraction….

"Mistletoe Magic" by Sandra Hyatt

He never expected to be kissing his "wife" under the mistletoe. Millionaire Luke Maitland had married Meg Elliot under extreme circumstances…certain they'd never be reunited. Yet even as he planned to end their temporary union, he could not ignore the intense passion between them. Was this magnate meant to be married?

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Cinderella and the CEO

Silhouette Desire
October 2010

A new Kings of California novel!

Scrooge had moved in next door and Ivy Holloway was at his mercy. Billionaire Tanner King wanted her year-round Christmas-tree farm shut down so he could have his peace and quiet. He had enough money and power to do it, too. Leaving Ivy with only one option—tame the savage beast.

Tanner had found little tranquillity thanks to his annoying neighbor. And then he found himself saddled with a gorgeous housekeeper he couldn't keep his mind—or hands—off. Trouble was, these two women were the same person…leaving the CEO wondering if he could really love his enemy.

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Claiming Her Billion-Dollar Birthright

Silhouette Desire
July 2010

The revelation turned Erica Prentice's world upside down—by birth, she belonged to a wealthy Colorado dynasty and her real father had left her a fortune. And the Jarrod family attorney, Christian Hanford, was there to show her the ropes. As Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome escorted her around Aspen, Erica was in for a second shock—her fiery attraction to the strictly off-limits attorney. Fraternizing with the Jarrod heiress could get Christian fired.

Which would she choose: duty to her family dynasty…or desire for a dynamic bachelor?

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The Last Lone Wolf

Silhouette Desire
May 2010

Mr. May: Jericho King, ex-marine, all business

The Promise: Look after a fallen comrade's sister

The Price: She wanted his baby!

After a career of life-risking service, Jericho King desired only the solitude of his mountain lodge...and the occasional no-strings affair. But when Daisy Saxon arrived, his plans came to an end, for he'd once pledged his help if ever she was in need. Surely he could give her a job and a home, all without succumbing to his desires. But the lone wolf was in for a shock when he learned Daisy's true agenda was to get pregnant with King's baby!

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Wedding at King's Convenience

Silhouette Desire
November 2009

Everyone did Jefferson King's bidding. Except the folks in a certain Irish village he'd "bought" for his latest production. And when the movie mogul arrived in town, he discovered why everyone had turned against him. He'd gotten one of their own pregnant.

True, it looked as though he'd been avoiding Maura Donohue's phone calls; he was a busy billionaire. It didn't have anything to do with their night of passion…one he couldn't erase from his memory. Naturally he'd give the expectant mother a wedding worthy of a King's bride. But Maura wouldn't enter a marriage without love…and Jefferson wouldn't bend to that demand.

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Claiming King's Baby

Silhouette Desire
October 2009

It was supposed to be a last meeting to sign divorce papers. Then passion overtook them and Maggie King walked away with more than just a legal decree—she was pregnant with the child Justice King had always refused to give her. A fact she would never dare reveal to him.

But when circumstances forced her back to the King ranch, she could hide her secret no longer. Justice had a son, one he desperately wanted to deny was his own. Because admitting the boy to be his blood kin would mean he'd made the biggest mistake of his life.

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Conquering King's Heart

Silhouette Desire
September 2009

For three years she'd haunted his dreams. And the memory of that heated anonymous night sent tycoon Jesse King back to Morgan Beach, California, determined to find her. He would have his mystery woman once more—a King never lost.

Bella Cruz was far from happy to see Jesse again. The millionaire had swept her off her feet, then left, and now he didn't even recognize her! And since he was her new landlord, she couldn't avoid him. Heaven help her if he discovered her identity, for she'd never be able to deny the power of King's seduction….

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BEGUILED: A Queen of the Otherworld Novel

A Queen of the Otherworld Novel
Signet
August 2009

USA Today bestseller Maureen Child —a paranormal romance so good it’s out of this world

Maureen Child’s sexy, feisty heroine, Maggie Donovan, a descendant of Otherworldly Faeries, returns to face her greatest challenge—a certain ex-queen who has not been destroyed and wants her crown back. When Maggie’s niece is kidnapped by Queen Mab, Maggie must overcome her mistrust of her dashing Fae Warrior lover, Culhane, and unite the Fae Warriors to save the girl and defeat the rebel queen once and for all—or lose everything.

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SEDUCED INTO A PAPER MARRIAGE

Silhouette Desire
June 2009

No one ever denied Devlin Hudson. The COO of Hudson Pictures could have any woman he wanted, but what he wanted was a woman who made no demands. He'd thought Valerie Shelton was that woman.

But his prim, proper wife had walked out on their matrimonial merger, and now Devlin was pulling out all the stops to get her back. He vowed to win over winsome Val the old-fashioned way…in bed. Then he discovered his "shy" young bride had a passionate side—and a romantic agenda that would rock his world….

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VANISHED

Silhouette Nocturne
February 2009

Forever fated to defend humanity against demons, immortal Guardian Rogan Butler has given up all hope of finding peace. But when a beautiful American unexpectedly appears, with all her self-assurance and charm, the winds of danger—and a soul-deep recognition—reawaken the warrior's long-buried desire….

Alison Blair came to Ireland duty-bound to tell Rogan of a sinister premonition, only to be rebuffed. Then evil strikes when her sister mysteriously disappears, and only Rogan can protect Aly from a fate worse than death. Can this brooding warrior be her Destined Mate—the key to a forgotten past, and to her future?

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AN OFFICER AND A MILLIONAIRE

Silhouette Desire
January 2009

Mr. January: Hunter Cabot, Navy SEAL
Vital Statistics: Tall, rich and…married?

Mission: Find out who's been sleeping in his bed.

The broad-shouldered military man had no patience with games. Margie—Cabot?—had to go. She'd been masquerading as his spouse for nearly a year, living in his house while he'd been overseas. Now all his skills were focused on payback: it would be sweet, swift and sexy.

But first he'd have that "wedding night!"

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BEDEVILED

NAL
January 2009

Maggie Donovan isn’t interested in overthrowing a Faerie queen. She barely had time to kill the demon that devoured her fiancé. Then she comes home to find a scrumptious hunk in her living room who informs her that saving the Otherworld just happens to be her destiny, and Maggie realizes she may not have a choice…

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BABY BONANZA

Silhouette Desire
September 2008

Twins? The startling revelation that his affair with Jenna Baker had produced two little boys was almost impossible to grasp. Tycoon Nick Falco had never considered himself the settling-down type, yet now that fatherhood had been thrust upon him, he was determined to give his sons his name. But their mother wasn't about to let him back into her life…at least not without those three little words Nick had never, ever said.

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HIGH SOCIETY SECRET PREGNANCY

Silhouette Desire
July 2008

Manhattan millionaire Max Rolland didn't do relationships…until his one-night stand turned up pregnant. Blue-blooded Julia Prentice may have been a lamb by day, but she'd been a lion in the bedroom. And when the expectant socialite showed up on his doorstep, Max knew the baby couldn't be his. But he offered marriage anyway.

For one year. He'd get his heir and a sexy bedmate. But before the prenup ink was dry, Max was wondering if he'd want more from Julia than just a business deal.…

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FALLING FOR KING'S FORTUNE

Silhouette Desire
May 2008

According to airline tycoon Jackson King, business always triumphed over romance, and babies were best appreciated from afar. That was, until thebeautiful stranger with whom he'd shared a mind-blowing tryst revealed he had fathered her baby daughter.

If Casey Davis thought she could drop a bombshell like that and just disappear, she didn't know Jackson. For a King would never deny his own flesh and blood. He was determined to have his daughter under his roof…even if it meant marrying a near stranger.

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MARRYING FOR KING'S MILLIONS

Silhouette Desire
April 2008

Wed and bed one of his biggest client's unsavory daughters? No thanks. But the only way millionaire Travis King could get the man off his back was to marry someone else. So he handpicked his temporary and on-his-terms bride— hometown girl Julie O'Hara. The woman was desperate and should easily fade into the background. And, as per their contract, she'd do exactly what he wanted during their year of platonic marriage. Unless what he wanted began to change.…

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BARGAINING FOR KING'S BABY

Silhouette Desire
March 2008

Just twenty more acres and millionaire Adam King would restore his family ranch to its former glory. So intense was his obsession, he even considered marrying the girl next door. For Gina Torino's father was willing to "sell" her in exchange for the much-desired land.

Gina was aware of her father's manipulative bargain…and decided to make a deal with Adam herself. She'd marry the ice-cold rancher. He'd get the land. And she'd get King's baby.

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A FIEND IN NEED

NAL
March 2008

It's only been a month since single mom Cassie Burke unexpectedly became the hottest demon killer in town-and already there's a price on her head and a website calling for her murder.

Then a sizzling hunk of a faery shows up on her porch in need of protection. Cassie's happy to help because, after all, he is an expert love slave. Plus, he gets along great with her teenage daughter-a heroic feat in itself.

After a few not-quite-chaste nights, Cassie knows why Queen Vanessa wants him back so badly-and why she's planning an all-out attack on her. Suddenly Cassie's wondering if she can fend off an entire city of demons-and if a little faery tail is even worth it...

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HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE

Silhouette Nocturne
December 2007

'TIS THE SEASON TO TAKE A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE…

Silhouette Nocturne is proud to present these two sensual, heartwarming tales of love during the holiday season. True, the heroes may not wear red suits or be very jolly. But tall, dark and handsome, with the unusual power to thrill, can sometimes be the best gift of all.

In Christmas Cravings by Maureen Child, a vampire finds himself in need of a miracle, and discovers it on the doorstep of his childhood home in the form of Theresa Franklin.

Most women dream of being swept off their feet by a man—not whisked away by a devastatingly handsome vampire. But for Connie Morales in Fate Calls by Caridad Piñeiro, Hadrian's tempting kisses make her long to deliver the gift of life to a man who thinks he has no soul.…

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The Surprise Christmas Bride

Harlequin Reprint
November 2007

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS…

Finding herself in bed with her childhood love after being jilted at the altar by another man wasn't exactly Casey Oakes's idea of a merry Christmas. But she knew she wouldn't have wanted to spend her "wedding" night alone—even if Jake didn't love her.

HE GOT A WIFE…

After he and Casey were caught in compromising positions, Jake had proposed. But love had made a fool out of him once, so he told himself that it was only lust his new bride inspired.…

AND A SURPRISE!

Until the stick turned pink and Casey was congratulating him on his impending fatherhood!

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CAPTURED BY THE BILLIONAIRE

Silhouette Desire
October 2007

Revenge is sweeter in paradise.

Billionaire Gabriel Vaughn had all but forgotten the past...until Debbie Harris arrived at his luxury resort. She'd walked away from him once, but now he wasn't letting her leave his island without exacting his own brand of revenge— the ultimate seduction.

Debbie realized Gabriel would only release her if she revealed the true reasons she'd left him years ago. But could she resist their heated attraction long enough to learn if Gabriel had a deeper motive for making her the billionaire's captive?

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SEDUCED BY THE RICH MAN

Silhouette Desire
September 2007

There was little left that could surprise Janine Shaker—except for billionaire Max Striver's suddenly proposing a fake marriage.

Max's need for a temporary wife and his desire for Janine seemed to coincide perfectly. He knew that Janine wasn't in a position to refuse his offer—or his bed.

But then their make-believe marriage became more passionate than either anticipated. Would it cause them to forget this was all just a game of pretend?

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SCORNED BY THE BOSS

Silhouette Desire
August 2007

Shipping tycoon Jefferson Lyon wasn't a man who took no for an answer—from anybody. So when his "faithful" secretary finally had enough of his difficult, demanding ways and quit, he followed her to the tropical resort where she was vacationing. There'd be no relaxing for Jefferson…he was playing at seduction in order to get Caitlyn back to work.

But his ex-assistant was turning out to be more determined, and more desirable, than the arrogant millionaire had ever realized.

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MORE THAN FIENDS

NAL
June 2007

Cassidy Burke is finding it hard to believe that she's next in a long line of demon dusters-Burke women paired with centuries-old cleaning solution to shine windows and spot demons. Sure, her "Clean Sweep" maid service is taking off, but wiping out supernatural bad guys? Come on.

But Cassie's surprised by her sudden fighting instincts and fierce new strength...both of which she's going to need. For one thing, her teenage daughter thinks her dad is dead, but in truth he just never knew about her...and now he's moved back to town. And after many dateless years, men are finally lining up on Cassie's doorstep. Sadly, most of them aren't human.

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THIRTY DAY AFFAIR

Silhouette Desire
March 2007

Hotel Empire Dominant Personality Trait: Always gets what he wants.

When grumpy, rich and gorgeous Nathan Barrister arrives at the Lake Tahoe lodge, all he can think about is how soon he can leave. His one-month commitment feels like solitary confinement— until a snowstorm traps him with lovely Keira Sanders. Suddenly a thirty-day affair sounds like just the thing to pass the time—if Keira agrees to his no-ties arrangement.

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NEVERMORE

Silhouette Nocture
February 2007

Reborn moments after Queen Isabella of Spain ordered her lover's death, Santos accepted eternal life in exchange for protecting humanity. For centuries, he's kept himself secluded in a hillside mansion. But all that changes one night when he takes in a woman who claims to have seen him in a vision.

A dire prediction has convinced Erin Brady she will be murdered on her thirtieth birthday--and that Santos is the only man who can help her. Unwittingly drawn to the beauty who can read his thoughts and heart like no one ever has, Santos realizes she is his Destined Mate. And with the threat of her imminent extinction ticking like a time bomb, Santos suddenly has something worth dying…and worth living for.

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