Heather Graham Pozzessere (Shannon Drake, Heather Graham) - Родената на 15. 03. 1953г. във Флорида Хедър Греъм е щастлива майка на пет деца. Омъжва се за съпруга си Денис Позесъри малко след дипломирането си.След раждането на третото си дете, решава да престане да работи и за да запълва времето си, започва да пише романси. Две години след това, през 1982г., тя продава първия си роман "When next we love". Хедър Греъм е бестселъров автор на "Ню Йорк Таймс" и "USA Today", с милиони почитателки както в Съединените щати, така и навсякъде по света, включително и в България.
1. Princess of Fire (1989) Дъщерята на огъня
В Англия бушува кървавата война между саксонците и норманите. Във вихъра на битките норманският воин Аларих среща Фалън - дива и своенравна саксонска принцеса. Аларих се опитва да я омагьоса със своя неотразим чар. Фалън обаче е решила да се съпротивлява до край. Една обречена борба ...
2. Knight of Fire (1993)
HE CONQUERED HER REALM... AND HER HEART With gentle words and sensuous kisses, the steel-eyed Norman invader, Bret D'Anlou, vanquishes beautiful, defiant Princess Allora of the Far Isle. But one love must ultimately be sacrificed in the treacherous tides of war -- either the kingdom noble Allora cherishes ... or the magnificent enemy whose touch sets her passions aflame.
1. No Other Man (1995)
Skylar Connor was widowed before she met the man she married by legal proxy. Now she has come to the Dakota badlands for the home and goldmine left her by her late husband. But it is a painted savage who welcomes "Lady Douglas" to the Black Hills. The handsome half-breed son of a Sioux woman and an English lord, he steals Skylar from her stagecoach ... and declares it is he whom she wed sight unseen. Now Hawk has a wife he doesn't want a sensuous vixen who ignites his rage and his desire ... a beautiful schemer he must punish with ecstasy, and let no other man claim.
2. No Other Woman (1996)
Lady Shawna is tormented by her guilt--for it was she who seduced David Douglas of Castle Rock and inadvertently lured the larid to his death. Now surely amdness has claimed her, for David Douglas has returned a hardened, bitter spirit--slipping like a ghost into Shawna's chamber, determined to reclaim his brithright and wreak vengeance on his betrayers.
3. No Other Love (1997)
Their fates first collide in the shadow of the Black Hills--when Sabrina Connor, fleeing her stepfathers cruel tyranny, is tempted by the sweeter captivity of Sloan Trelawnys arms. Their lives entwine again in the Scottish highlands a world away--when Sloan rides to the ladys rescue, hoping to experience again a rapture he once briefly tasted and can never forget. Now an unborn child binds them and though she fears the hot Sioux blood that runs through his powerful body, Sabrina must follow Sloan back to the untamed Dakota territories--to stand as wife by his side, in the perilous midst of the war that rages between Custers cavalry and Sitting Bulls warriors--for the sake of a passionate love that two wild and yearning hearts can no longer deny.
1. Beneath a Blood Red Moon (1999)
Maggie Montgomery, the owner of Magdalena's, an elegant New Orleans boutique, was shocked to learn about the mysterious beheading of a local street person, and the trail of blood that led from the corpse to her building. Her shock turned to turmoil when she met Sean Canady, the police officer who arrived to question her... and inspires a dangerous desire. Something powerful - and beyond reason - had brought Maggie and Sean together. Something that spoke of an interwoven past, and a passionate torment that began generations before under a blood red moon. For on the night, over a hundred years ago, disturbing events occurred within the Montgomery family, and now Maggie must begin a quest to find the one man whose love was pure enough to save her from the darkness within.
2. When Darkness Falls (2000)
In a windswept Scottish cemetary, Jade MacGregor's carefree vacation abroad is marred by a seemingly random tragedy. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses an oddly familiar face. Coincidence - or something more disturbing? Surrounded by her friends and engrossed in her work, Jade should feel secure. But somebody is dogging her every move. Somebody who knows what she saw on that long ago afternoon. Somebody who will try to rescue her from the evil that is waiting to destroy her.
3. Deep Midnight (2001)
A Carnivale ball in Venice takes a terrifying turn for book critic Jordan Riley. As festivity turns into frenzy, she is rescued by a man disguised as a wolf. But did she witness the evening's entertainment - or was it something far more sinister? Jordan is led on a nightmare journey in this continuation of the saga begun in Beneath A Blood Red Moon and When Darkness Falls.
4. Realm of Shadows (2002)
In a churchyard outside Paris, archaeologists reveal an ancient tomb. As the tomb is opened, something goes very wrong. Something too frightening to imagine, and too terrible to tell. For American Tara Mason, the romantic city of her dreams has suddenly turned sinister. She has heard the blood-curdling screams in the churchyard and knows that she must run. A powerful stranger is after her, and her nightmares seem to be turning into reality. In the dead of the night, at the country estate where she has sought refuse, a shadowy man appear. He calls himself a guardian, sworn to protect the innocent from an evil most never see. He has come to save her. If she doesn't believe him, she may lose her life....and soul.
5. The Awakening (2003)
New Orleans musician Megan has returned to the home of her ancestors to perform, with her husband Finn, in a weeklong series of concerts, culminating on All Hallow's Eve - and to renew her connection with the past. As the full moon approaches, Megan senses that she is in great danger.
6. Dead by Dusk (2005)
American Stephanie Cahill believes that beautiful Bella Vista offers her a chance to put her painful past behind her and to build a new life, but her powerful attraction to sexy archaeologist Grant Peterson and a series of brutal murders of young women near his excavation site draw them both into a dangerous search to uncover the truth.
1. Come the Morning (1999)
In the days when Scotland lay under siege - from the Vikings who sailed down from the North and the Norman English who brought their armies up from the South - King David sought to unite his people into one nation. For this, he needed loyal warriors who would fight with their blood and hearts. Waryk de Graham soon proved the greatest of these fighters, and was knighted Lord Lion. But this honored position came with a price: a wife chosen for him...a reluctant Viking bride. Daughter of a Gaelic noblewoman and a Viking warlord, Mellyora MacAdin ruled her ancestral lands like a Valkyrie - riding like the wind, wielding a sword, and bowing to no man. She had already pledged her heart when she received King David's decree: marry the fierce Lord Lion. As the gates of Mellyora's fortress swung open, Lord Lion rode through. He had come to claim his bride, possess her, and beget sons with her. Mellyora had sworn to resist this barbarian nobleman, only to find herself slowly becoming an unwilling captive to his compelling power. Yet until the mistrust between husband and wife died, love could not be born. And with her loyalties divided, betrayal - even of the man who kept her in his thrall - could still sweep them both into destruction. Now, Mellyora must decide where her devotion truly lies, as she discovers the savagery in her own family's blood...and the secrets of her husband's heart.
2. Conquer the Night (2000) Покори нощта
Сър Ерин Греъм търси мъст за кръвта на избитите бунтовници от своя враг Кинсли Дароу. Неговата годеница Кира му се вижда удобен обект и сър Греъм решава да я похити. Но най-неочаквано открива в смарагдовите й очи толкова дълбока страст, че е напълно сразен. И се налага да избира между отмъщението и любовта...
3. Seize the Dawn (2001)
Shannon Drake is acclaimed and beloved for her skill at combining grand passion and spellbinding adventure in every book she writes. Now, she returns with another epic tale of Scotland's tempestuous past. Seize The Dawn is the third book (following Conquer the Night and Come the Morning) in the saga of the Graham family - the author's own clan - from their origins in 12th-century Scotland to the adventures of the Grahams who traveled to the New World many centuries later. Bold and beautiful, Lady Eleanor Cairn - sole heir to her ancestral lands - had to choose between marrying and old man or one whom she hated in order to claim her legacy. To keep Cairn Castle and defeat the rebellious Scots who killed her father, she would have gladly given her hand to the devil, himself. But not to Brendan Graham - a Highland outlaw. Yet captured by Brendan, held by him, and mesmerized by this young, fiery Scot, Eleanor soon lost her heart. Now, as the tide of history swept her away from her beloved and into an arranged marriage, she would be surrounded by treachery and accused of murder. Ahead lay torture and death unless someone came to her rescue. Someone who called her name in his dreams...and his name was Brendan.
4. Knight Triumphant (2002)
After the death of her husband, the Lord of Langley, Igrainia is imprisoned in her own castle by Scottish warrior Eric Graham, whose wife and son died at the hands of her husband, but when Eric's plans of using her as a political pawn fail, she is forced to marry him, soon discovering passion and love.
5. The Lion in Glory (2003)
Stuffed full of historical detail and bloody battles, the newest installment in Drake's 14th-century Graham family series (Knight Triumphant, etc.) pits a resourceful Englishwoman against an overbearing Scottish warrior, but the resulting romance is more likely to irritate than entertain. The novel opens with an overview of Robert the Bruce's rise to power, which was helped along by funds exacted from fearful English families living on the borderlands. Lady Christina of Hamstead Heath is one of those fearful English, and when Bruce's men, led by Sir James Graham, arrive at her manor demanding money, she finds herself without anything to offer them but herself. James reluctantly agrees to take her hostage but soon comes to regret his decision. The two argue constantly. Their prime disagreement concerns Christina's brother, who has been wrongly accused of committing treason against the crown. Christina is determined to save Steven by sacrificing herself to the English lord who is holding him prisoner, but James refuses to let her do so. Rather than discuss the matter rationally, they insult and torment each other and then have sex. To the reader's dismay, this cycle continues ad nauseam. Though the story is rich in history, the protagonists' constant head-butting makes for an exceedingly tedious read.
6. When We Touch (2004)
A deft mix of history, romance and suspense, this meaty offering from Drake (aka Heather Graham) explores Victorian London's seedy East End, where pickpockets run rampant, "mesmerists" fleece grieving widows and Jack the Ripper prowls for prostitutes. Lady Maggie Graham swore she would never wed again after her husband was killed just two years into their marriage, but when her brother Justin gambles away the family fortune, she finds herself in a predicament. Should she marry the elderly Viscount Langdon, who's infatuated with her, or let Justin find some doddering old woman with deep pockets, even though such a marriage would mean the family title would pass over to their loathsome Uncle Angus? Maggie chooses Langdon once she learns that he will support her efforts to aid the impoverished. All would seem settled were it not for Langdon's dashing nephew James, who's both attracted to and suspicious of Maggie, and Charles's temperamental daughter Arianna, who ends up setting Maggie in a murderer's path. Maggie can be melodramatic and surprisingly self-centered at times, but charismatic supporting characters like her friend Mireau keep her grounded. Although Drake (The Lion in Glory, etc.) only skims the surface of her protagonists' psyches, she manipulates readers masterfully with exciting plot developments and heady love scenes.
7. The Queen's Lady (2007)
Lady Gwyneth Macleod has staked her fortune and her reputation to help Mary, Queen of Scots take her rightful place on the throne. But her struggle to guide the reckless, defiant queen has put her at perilous odds with Rowan Graham, a laird dangerously accomplished in both passion and affairs of state. And the more Gwyneth challenges his intentions, the less he can resist the desire igniting between them. Now, with her country in turmoil and treachery shadowing her every step, will Gwyneth's last daring gamble lead her to the ultimate betrayal -- or a destiny greater than she could ever imagine?
Victorian Fairy Tale
1. Wicked (2005)
Camille Montgomery is aware of the wicked man's reputation. But as an expert in antiquities, she also knows his family's Egyptian artifacts are the finest in England. The problem is, her wayward stepfather knows this, too -- and he's determined to steal them. So when he's caught in the act of robbing the so-called Beast of Carlyle, Camille must swallow her fear and boldly confront the man whose mask is said to hide a face too loathsome to behold. The Earl of Carlyle has lived in the shadows ever since the suspicious death of his parents. But he's never stopped trying to unravel the mystery behind what he suspects to have been their murder. And now that the lovely Camille has stumbled into his life, he has the perfect pawn for his deadly game of vengeance and deceit. But in laying his ruthless trap, will he risk losing his own heart?
2. Reckless (2005)
When Kat Adair dives into the sea to save a drowning man, she never thoug ht it would lead to a globetrotting adventure for love. Falling head over h eels for the Egyptologist, David Turnberry, she fakes a case of amensia tha t enables herto linger with him, hoping to win his affection. The obly prob lem is his best friend, Hunter MacDonald, that is looking to protect David' s interest. Undaunted, Kat stows away on a ship carrying the two across the land of the Pharoah, in this spellbinding novel.
3. Beguiled (2006)
In the cobbled streets where Jack the Ripper roamed, a killer, a woman and a daring highwayman clash. Inflammatory articles against the crown have divided the populace of London. Worse, they have inspired a diabolical killer to exact his own brand of justice. Fear grips the city, and radical journalists live in terror, all except one. The writer known only as "A. Anonymous" appears safe -- or so Ally Grayson determinedly hopes. But secret identities are not so uncommon during these treacherous times. Ally is convinced the masked highwayman who unwittingly inflamed her anger and passions one moonlit night is none other than Sir Mark Farrow, the devilishly handsome, infuriatingly intriguing gentleman to whom she is now unexpectedly betrothed. Soon dangerous games, daring deceptions and wicked seductions close ever tighter in a ring of murder, intrigue and unquenchable desire . . .
Tomorrow the Glory (1985) А утре славата
Тя е Кендъл Мур - остроумна, красива и гордa южнячка, тласната от мъчителната брачна измяна в рискована игра с живота си... Той е Брент Маклейн - конфедерален офицер, който среща Кендъл на борда на военния кораб "Джени Лин" в една нощ на безумие и любовен порив. Войната и предателството скоро ги разлъчват - Брент към кървавите сражения, Кендъл - към безразсъден полет надалеч от яростното отмъщение на презрения съпруг. Брент и Кендъл живеят само с обещанията на бъдещето, носени на крилете на славата. Съдбата за миг ги тласка в прегръдка, за да ги раздели и хвърли в опасен хазарт с живота и смъртта, където залог са свободата и честта. И да им обещае любов - завинаги.
Blue Heaven, Black Night (1986)
When Elise, the king's illegitimate daughter, is taken prisoner by Sir Bryan Stede, a fierce and magnificent warrior known as the Black Knight, she becomes his cherished bride. And soon this passionate man and woman are bound by a tempestuous love--a love that all the forces between hell and heaven cannot rend asunder.
Ondine (1988) Ондин
Когато лорд Чатъм спасява от поругание прелестната Ондин, пред него има само един начин да запази рицарската си чест - да поиска ръката й. Благодарната Ондин изпълнява желанието на своя спасител, но не може да си наложи да сподели леглото му. Ледът се разтопява едва когато, попаднала в двора на Чарлз II, младата жена се оказва въвлечена в интриги, ревност и предателство...
Lie Down in Roses (1988) Постеля от рози
Лорд Тристан е герой от Гражданската война, но и той се покорява пред женските оръжия. Красивата лейди Женевиев е готова на всичко, за да спаси родния си дом, готова е дори да се отдаде на лорд Тристан, който е нахлул с войската си в Англия и заплашва замъка й. Съдбата ги е направила смъртни врагове, но пламналата помежду им любов е по-силна от враждата...
Emerald Embrace (1991)
Martise St. James journeyed to the brooding Scottish castle to uncover the secret of her friend's untimely death. Lord Bruce Creeghan was her late friend's husband, a man whose stormy eyes aroused Martise's darkest suspicions, and wildest desires.
Damsel in Distress (1992) Графинята и сребърния меч
Сред войната на претендентите за английския престол, красивата наследница Катрин дьо Монтерен търси закрила в един брак по сметка. Но сърцето й остава студено за съпруга й лорд Дамиан Монджой. Тя обича Сребърния меч - един сподвижник на Робин Худ, посветил живота си на борбата срещу тиранията и безправието...
Bride of the Wind (1992) Интриги
Роуз Удбайн, дъщеря на богат плантатор от Вирджиния, живее в бляскавия двор на английския крал Чарлз II. Злостна интрига осуетявя сватбата й с лорд Пиърс Дефорт, защото, заслепен от любовта си към Роуз, Пиърс не забелязва заговора, скроен от неговите врагове. Изгонен от кралския двор, той кръстосва моретата под пиратски флаг. Докато един ден не разпознава в една от пленничките си своята съпруга...
Branded Hearts (1995)
No Place For A LadyA dark family secret and a dangerous destiny hold Ann McCastle to the unforgiving western frontier. A beautiful and tempestuous saloon keeper, she has dreams of vengeance to keep her strong - until Ian McShane ride into town. An enigmatic half-Sioux ex-cavalryman, he brazenly claims her as his bride - igniing Ann's anger, her desire . . . and a firestorm of passion and peril that threatens to consume them both.
The King's Pleasure (1998) Удоволствието на краля
Красавицата Даниел трябва да изпълни заповедта на краля и да се омъжи за своя неприятел Ейдриън, съсипал бащината й крепост. От своя страна, Ендрийн също не може да има доверие на зеленоката опърничава жена с кръвта на френските крале във вените си. Младият мъж обаче трудно контролира силното желание, което предизвиква у него наложената му съпруга. Какво да се прави?...
The Pirate Bride (2008)
Those who survive the wrath of Red Robert would never guess the pirate's secret - Red Robert is a woman, masquerading as a man. Yet though the swift steel of her sword has spread her reputation to the farthest corners of the map, there is only one treasure she seeks - the blood of her lifelong nemesis.Blair Colm. Shipwrecked on a desert isle with the handsome Logan Hagarty, she soon rediscovers her femininity in the irresistible captain's arms. But their paradise skies darken with the appearance of their common enemy. Now the two must summon all their strength and cunning to best the evil Colm, and protect the fierce love that has grown between them.
Haunting Love Stories (1991) (with Betina Krahn, Linda Lael Miller, Christina Skye and Katherine Sutcliffe)
В този сборник Шенън участва с новелата And I Will Love You Forever: A beautiful woman besieged by war triumps magnificently in love when her strange dreams of a virile and ghostly Viking protecter come true.
Christmas Love Stories (1991) (with Diane Wicker Davis, Kay Hooper and Lisa Kleypas)
В този сборник Шенън участва с новелата Gifts of Love: A beautiful but impoverished mail-order bride travels west to discover Christmas joy--and passionate adventure -- in the arms of a rugged ex-gunfighter.
Bewitching Love Stories (1992) (with Rebecca Brandewyne, Kasey Michaels and Christina Skye)
В този сборник Шенън участва с новелата Vanquish the Night: A beautiful Texas innocent falls under the mesmerizing spell of a dashing, exotic immortal...and is resucued from etermal damnation by the rapturous power of love.
Night Magic (1993) (with Rebecca Brandewyne, Jill Gregory and Becky Lee Weyrich)
В този сборник Шенън участва с новелата Lovers and Demons: Fleeing the unholy attentions of a creature of the night, a ravishing Confederate smuggler joins forces with a brave Yankee officer -- and discovers ecstasy in the arms of her handsome, virile enemy.
Under the Mistletoe (1993) (with Judith E French, Sara Orwig and Rebecca Paisley)
В този сборник Шенън участва с новелата One Little Miracle: En route to an unwanted wedding across the sea, a noble French beauty's fervent prayer for a Christmas miracle is answered -- when she is abducted by a bold and breathtakingly virile pirate...