IN THE RANCHER'S ARMS
Rich, Rugged Ranchers
It’s obvious to Eli Laughlin that Victoria Anderson has misrepresented herself. But the hardheaded rancher doesn’t care. When he advertised for a wife with ranching experience, he never expected to land anyone as intoxicatingly lovely as Tori. Now he’s having fun watching her try to bluff her way through ranch work.
The prenup has given them a month to get acquainted before finalizing their marriage. But Eli’s having a hell of a time reining in his desire. And whatever Tori’s hiding seems inconsequential when every cell of his body aches to make Tori his wife for the long-term.
A Christmas Anthology from 3 Bestselling Authors
A Puppy for Will by Kathie DeNosky
Will Parker hasn't exactly had all his hopes and dreams met, but work has filled the gaps in his life. Or so he thinks…until an energetic and large Saint Bernard foster puppy and Will's cute neighbor Macie Fairbanks introduce him to the best thing about Christmas and life—unconditional love.
Holiday Haven by Vicki Lewis Thompson
All Ben Rhodes wants for Christmas is to be left alone. And yet, in a fit of Christmas-cheer-induced insanity, he agrees to help beautiful shelter director Tansy Dexter find homes for all her rambunctious animals. Little does he know that the one truly in need of a loving home this season…is him.
Home for Christmas by Catherine Mann
Shelby Conrad has had more than her fair share of silent nights. But even though her husband, Tech Sergeant Alex Conrad, is coming home in time for Christmas, Shelby isn't sure he's in time to save their marriage. Can a road trip to deliver three shelter dogs to their new homes teach the couple that the most precious gift of all is hope?
His Marriage to Remember
A Cowboy for Every Mood
Her heart breaking, Bria Rafferty is about to hand-deliver divorce papers to her husband when he's knocked unconscious. Now he remembers nothing of the past six months. Not Bria's unhappiness. Not the harrowing event that made her walk out the door. Sam thinks they still live together at the Sugar Creek Ranch. That his money is all she needs. That everything is just fine.
To help him heal, Bria moves back home. But once there, she can't resist a stolen embrace…a stolen night. Can she bear leaving him a second time? Or will she find the courage to stay?
A Cowboy for Every Mood
Sex, Lies and the Southern Belle
A shocking family scandal has flipped heiress Lily Kincaid's world upside down. But she has her own secret to keep. How can she avoid telling the truth to the father of her unborn baby—sexy, larger-than-life CEO Daniel Addison? Especially when being near Daniel is unavoidable, his touch irresistible… And even if his powerful, old-money family is running interference at every turn.
Daniel knows all about boardrooms and bedrooms—but not babies. Still, the wealthy businessman is ready to claim what's his. That includes Lily. The problem is convincing her that his feelings run deeper than just a Southern seduction.
Dynasties: The Kincaids
In Bed with the Opposition
Texas Cattleman's Club: The Showdown
Texas Cattleman's Club Rule #6:
Be Gracious in Victory
Unexpectedly becoming a father to his infant niece must have scrambled Brad Price's brain. Why else is the levelheaded ladies' man suddenly besotted with his longtime rival, Abby Langley? Being fierce opponents for the Texas Cattleman's Club presidency hasn't stopped Abby from coming to the desperate dad's aid. Now he can't stop thinking about Abby…and wanting her.
Abby finds Brad's struggles with parenthood endearing…and irresistibly sexy. And though she's sworn off entanglements, Brad's electrifying kisses weaken her resolve. It's the ultimate contest of their lives…and the only winning strategy is complete surrender.
Texas Cattleman's Club: The Showdown
Expecting the Rancher's Heir
Dynasties: The Jarrods
Melissa Jarrod treasured her secret no-strings affair with rich rancher Shane McDermott. Then a pregnancy test rocked the Aspen heiress's world. An out-of-wedlock baby would spook conservative investors in her family's luxury resort business just as she and her siblings were settling in to run Jarrod Ridge. But Shane was a man of honor— curbing his playboy ways and proposing came naturally.
Make no mistake, the bride was beautiful, but for Shane this was strictly a marriage of convenience. Melissa, on the other hand, wouldn't settle for anything less than love—for her and her child.
THE ILLEGITIMATE HEIRS
Born in secrecy, destined to create a startling legacy
One Night, Two Babies
The Billionaire's Unexpected Heir
The Illegitimate Heirs
Mistress of Fortune
GAME OF SEDUCTION
He could turn the head of any female posessing a pulse. But black sheep Blake Fortune only had eyes for Sasha Kilgore. Strikingly beautiful and smart, she was also the key to winning a bitter sibling rivalry. Since Sasha had been seen gallivanting around town with his half brother, Blake set out to seduce her away from his lifelong rival. The casino tycoon thought he could seal the deal with cool-headed detachment, but who knew he'd derive such incredible pleasure from playing Casanova...or that the scandalous truth would shatter Sasha's heart?
The Expectant Executive
After one night with rich, sexy rancher Travis Clayton, fashion magazine executive Finola Elliott discovered she was pregnant. The baby was a welcome surprise, but Fin would need the next nine months to figure out what to do about the faraway father….
Travis had never forgotten that night…or Finola.
He knew her life was in the concrete canyons of Manhattan, not the foothills of the Rockies. Still, Travis was determined to be a father to his child. And he always got what he wanted.
THE ILLEGITIMATE HEIRS
Born in secrecy, destined to create a startling legacy
Engagement Between Enemies
Reunion of Revenge
Betrothed for the Baby
The Illegitimate Heirs
and passion. Unpredictable...and dangerous. 3 brand-new stories
in one collection.
Whirlwind by Kathie DeNosky
Josh Garrett refuses to let storm chaser Kacie Davidson track
a tornado across his Texas ranch alone. He's going with her. Now
Kacie faces head-on danger from the powerful twister and from
the mounting attraction between her and Josh.
Includes "Upsurge" by Kristi Gold & " Wildfire" by Laura Wright
Dynasties: The Ashtons
FILLED HER SENSES...
Ashton had a weakness for injured animals and hotheaded cowboys.
So when she found both a lame horse and rodeo rider Russ Gannon
at Louret Vineyards, she decided to extend her vacation. Abby
may have come to Louret to find the family she'd never known,
but she'd stay for the pleasure only Russ could bring her. Russ
was a glorified farmhand and part-time rodeo star—not the
kind of man that usually dated socialites. But Abigail was not
high maintenance, not self-invovled. What she was was hot.
And she made him hotter just thinking about her. But he had to
ask himself a question: What could he possibly offer an Ashton
Smoky Mountain Christmas"
A trio of brand-new stories about three women who meet —
and become friends — while stranded at the airport, en route
to a holiday getaway where love is in store! from Annette Broadrick,
Stella Bagwell, Kathie DeNosky
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS"
Megan Bennett goes to her family's mountain cabin in search of
seclusion and escape from the merriment of the season —
and discovers passion in the arms of Lucas McCabe, a man bursting
with yuletide cheer.
at His Convenience
WANTED A BABY... Tick,tick,tick....
Katie Andrews's biological clock was counting down loudly.
But who in the one-horse town of Dixie Ridge could give her a
baby without causing a scandal? Then loner Jermiah Gunn
Breezed into her diner and Katie had her answer. She wanted
a strong, sexy man to father her child and Jeremiah fit the bill
exactly. Trouble was, he had an agenda of his own.
FIRST SHE HAD TO AGREE TO HIS TERMS... Jeremiah
would give Katie what she wanted...if she agreed toshare
his bed and make a baby the old-fashioned way. But the quintessential
bachelor never expected the surge of possessiveness he felt whenever
Katie's soft, yielding lips touched his. Would their primal
passionate connection have Jermiah knocking down Katie's door...with
a marriage proposal?
One Wild Night
Cattleman's Club: Six wealthy Texas bachelors—all
members of the state's most exclusive club—must unravel
the mystery surrounding one tiny baby...and discover true love
in the process!
New Year's Eve, Travis Whelan came home to Royal and found himself
face-to-face with Natalie Perez, the one woman he couldn't forget...and
the baby he hadn't known about. It had been nearly a year since
Trav had spent the night in Natalie's arms, a year since his secrets
and her pride had torn them apart. Still, the memories of the
night they'd shared burned hot. But danger had followed Natalie
to Royal, and Trav was the only one she trusted to keep their
daughter safe from harm. Would recalling the love they had shared
help them to put aside the past and create a future for their
Waldenbooks Best-Seller List
for the Holidays
New Year's Baby
passion awaits three sisters this Chistmas.
Share in their celebration with these brand-new love stories
by bestselling authors Leanne Banks, Dixie Browning and Kathie
Marilou Baker decides she can't face her sisters in her condition—she
enlists the help of a sexy stranger as her pretend fiancé.
But this holiday charade has more surprises than she expected!
Winner - Favorite Story from an Anthology
RIO (Reviewers International Organization
Finalist - National Readers' Choice Award
for Best Novella of 2003
the Lonetree Ranch, passions explode under Western skies for these
it took was one glance at the toddler in Kaylee Simpson's arms
for Colt to know the two-year-old was his. Duty demanded that
he do right by mother and child so he swept them off to his ranch
to set up house. Trouble was, spending day and night in such close
proximinity with beautiful Kaylee made the rodeo heartthrob realize
that she still stoked his passion and commandeered his dreams.
Although Kaylee resisted her attraction to him with all her might,
he knew he'd do almost anything to win her trust and claim her
as his own, once and for all!
Nominee - Best Silhouette Desire 2003
Romantic Times Magazine
didn't know a thing about delivering babies, but when he came across
a stranded woman in labor, he knew he was her only hope. Soon he
was rolling up his shirtsleeves and helping to bring Samantha Peterson's
precious child into the world. And when the rugged rancher discovered
that single mother Samantha and her brand-new son needed a place
to stay, he felt duty-bound to offer his home. Morgan didn't anticipate
the urgent, primitive stirrings the breathtaking beauty aroused.
Although he had given up on ever being a husband or father, Samantha
evoked his every masculine instinct—to protect, defend...and
Brant found a lovely lady knocking on his hotel balcony door, he
was intrigued. And when he discovered that Annie Devereaux was hiding
from a spurned suitor, his code of honor demanded that he help her.
But once he whisked her away to his ranch for safekeeping, he was
beset with incomprehensible yearnings. For although he was boots
and tight-fitting jeans and she was pearls and pink sweater sets,
Annie affected him like no other woman ever had. And the more time
Brant spent with the innocent virgin, the more he realized that,
though he mustn't touch Annie, he couldn't let her go....
3rd Place - Favorite Short Contemporary Romance
RIO (Reviewers International Organization)
Available as a 2-in-1 Book
Lonetree Ranchers: Brant Lontree Ranchers :Morgan
Bed with the Enemy
When federal agents Cole Yardley and Elise Campbell are paired in
a gun-smuggling investigation in exclusive Mission Creek, Texas,
the hard-nosed ATF agent's passion for his job is soon eclipsed
by his burning attraction for the sultry green-eyed FBI agent. Nor
can Elise deny the way Cole makes her heart race. Breaking their
code, the two share a night of passion. But when one night turns
into many, Cole and Elise must decide if solving the case will end
their relationsip, or mark the start of a new life—and new
A Lawman in Her Stocking
YOU NEED IS A MAN!"
Brenna Montgomery's meddlesome grandmother was determined to see
her wedded--and she'd chosen Dylan Chandler as Brenna's prospective
groom. But Brenna didn't want a sexy, Stetson-wearing lawman who
sent shivers up her spine and made her weak in the knees. She knew
if she gave in to Granny's matchmaking, she'd be risking her already-bruised
sophisticated and lovely, Brenna was the type of woman Dylan avoided.
Yet duty demanded he check out this new gal in town and keep her
under close watch. Despite his best efforts, he couldn't get Brenna
off his personal Most Wanted list. But was he prepared to pay the
price of his soul-stirring sedution: marriage?
ON THE RANCH. . .
Gentle-hearted Faith Broderick had come to the Triple Bar Ranch
to start a new life, not to get involved in a matchmaking scheme
intended to get Cooper Adams to cast off his bachelor coat-of-arms.
But suddenly stranded with the seductive cowboy, Faith yearned for
the domestic dreams she'd put aside. Soon neither could hide the
passion that raged between them.
wasn't planning on heading to the hitchin' post. Yet, with her warmth,
lovely Faith filled his home and the lonely corners of his heart.
Cooper knew he'd better watch his step--because promoting Faith
from employee to wife would be far too easy to do...
babies make four...
The remote Wyoming ranch was going to make an ideal home for Casie
WEllington and her twin daughters. Until she discovered a cowboy
in the bathtub. Sexy, masculine Logan Murdock owned the other half
of the Lazy Ace, and he clearly didn't want a woman around.
alluring single mother was the Widow Wellington? From the
moment his business partner's niece and her two babies moved in,
Logan suspected his blissful bachelor existence was at an end.
Cassie's womanly touch could warm a man's insides--and heat up the
long, cold nights. But would she run off at the first sign
of trouble...and take his heart with her?
DYNASTIES: THE CONNELLYS
Meet the Connellys--wealthy, powerful
and rocked by scandal, betrayal. . .and passion!
BACHELOR TO DADDY?
Brett Connelly loved women--and he liked kids as much as the next
guy. Still, the playboy tycoon wasn't about to trade his Jag for
a minivan. Why, then, his sudden urge to rescue pregnant detective
The fiercely independent Elena resisted his every advance, resented
his every gesture. No matter that this sperm-bank baby was her last
hope for motherhood. . .she wouldn't succumb to Brett's easy charm.
sexy curves drove Brett crazy--and scared the heck out of him. For
he feared the dainty detective and her baby-to-be might just be
what it took to bring this playboy to his knees.
. . . DADDY?
Tyler Braden was shocked that his first maternity patient in a rural
Smoky Mountain clinic was the one-night stand he could never forget.
And stunned to discover that her baby was his. Almost ten months
ago he and Lexi Hatfield had made slow, sweet love one long, lonely
night back in Chicago. A big-city doctor with big-time aspirations,
Ty never planned on a son. . .or a wife. Why, then, did he fantasize
about snuggling under the patchwork quilt with Lexi and enjoying
a lifetime of country lovin?
National Readers' Choice Award
for Best Short Contemporary Romance of 2001
1st Place - 2002 Write Touch Readers' Award
NRCA Winner 2001
Best Short Contemporary
Rough And Ready Rancher
BEST MAN FOR THE JOB WAS A WOMAN?
Hotshot horse trainer "J.J." Adams yanked off a battered
Stetson--and unfurled a cascade of tantalizing curls! Rancher Flint
McCray needed a stallion tamer--not some curvy cowgirl infiltrating
his masculine domain. But Jenna quickly proved a natural with Black
Satin--and a vexation to Flint's control. The sensual awareness
that roared between them monopolized Flint's mind--he had to douse
this inferno of need! But first, a much-anticipated kiss. . . Now
at passion's door, could Flint possibly keep his emotions reined
in? Well, for an earth-shattering night with Jenna, this cowboy
would take the risk. . .
You Say Married?!
TO A COWBOY
Chance Warren had no problem waking up next to auburn-haired Kristen
Lassiter--but discovering they were married Vegas-style was a completely
different story. He'd rather eat his Stetson than be roped into
marriage. But his cowboy code of honor demanded he do right by the
innocent beauty, especially when her pregnancy test stick turned
blue. . . .
couldn't believe that one night with the sexiest man she'd ever
met had left her as an expectant mother. She wasn't too keen on
building a marriage based on convenience. But when Chance swept
her into his arms, Kristen forgot it was only for the baby's sake,
and began hoping that she was the wife he wanted. . .to love.
2nd Place - Rising Star Award
3rd Place - Aspen Gold
3rd Place - Heart Rate Reviews Venus Award
for Favorite Silhoueete Novel of 2000
Finalist - Holt Medallion
Finalist - Notable New Author of 2000