When Ella Leary crashes the birthday party of publishing mogul Levi Northrup, she hopes to learn something sordid to use in her fight against him. She believes he’s stolen the magazine her father started and blames him for her father’s death. She never expects him to chase her down the street or be so vulnerable that she loses her edge and falls into bed with him. Levi is irate when he learns Ella’s true identity and gives her only a single issue of her precious magazine while he unravels his father’s final, very personal, business deal. Long-held secrets will force them to either part ways or work together in and out of the office.
Surrender to the Roman
As the Romans storm the last stronghold of Dacia, Princess Ademeni is taken as a slave and deposited into General Marcus Cordovis’s home as a gift. Driven to avenge her family, Ademeni plots to kill her captor and escape but Marcus keeps her too close to make escape easy—so close that Ademeni is soon tormented by an unbidden, traitorous attraction. Now, Ademeni is growing too fond of those she is supposed to despise. As Marcus prepares for his triumphal march and the opening of the gladiatorial games, Ademeni readies for her own battle between revenge and love. (2009 Carina Press)
All in Good Time
Philadelphian Elizabeth Temple arrives in small, Southern Bryeton to teach first grade in 1948, hoping to slide unnoticed into a spinster’s existence, believing she is unfit for any companion. She doesn’t count on falling for Jake Ryan, a WWII veteran tainted by a scandalous divorce, struggling to raise his young son. Despite an undeniable chemistry, the road to romance is strewn with roadblocks and detours. Between the very personal secret that has a devastating grip on Elizabeth, and Jake’s temperamental, soon-to-be-ex-wife, what looks like a ‘sure thing’ could easily slip away.
The Bootlegger’s Bride
Aiden Palmer, a disenchanted WWI veteran, has gone from golden boy to troublemaker since his return. Hopping from job to job, looking for meaning, he finds himself running with a crowd that pressures him to join their bootlegging runs. On the night the 18th Amendment goes into affect, he reconnects with Grace Currie at a Prohibition Ball. Grace is a teenaged war widow. On the night the Volstead Act becomes law, she searches for Aiden, the man she’d wanted to marry three years ago. Convincing him that she still loves him is no easy task. Will they be able to outmaneuver her power-hungry brother and outrun the competition and start a new life together?
When Ben Sheridan is released from prison in 1936, he returns to his hometown to lead a simple life. Although he’s paid his debt to society, he’s never forgiven himself for taking the life of his step-brother over a decade before. Heather O’Malley has never played the victim, but she’s still a scarred woman. She seizes the opportunity to help Ben, in part to atone for her silence about the events that sent him to prison. Ben can’t resist Heather’s free-spirited approach to life, and she can’t resist his reluctant charm. Neither intends to fall in love, but when dangers from their past threaten, they discover just how fiercely they’re willing to fight for each other and their future.