Jayne Ann Krentz (Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Jayne Taylor, Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle, Stephanie James) - Джейн Ан Кренц е една от водещите авторки на съвременна дамска проза. Има издадени десетки съвременни и исторически романси както под своето име, така и с популярния сред почитателките й псевдоним Аманда Куик. Освен него тя използва още 5 псевдонима. Джейн Ан вярва все повече в значението и приноса на романтичната литература в живота на жените по света. Обича вегетарианската кухня и от 30 години е щастливо омъжена за любовта на живота си Франк Кренц. Живее в Сиатъл, щат Вашингтон.
=Стефани Джеймс (псевдоним)=
1. Fabulous Beast (1984) Красавицата и драконът
Когато Табита Греъм спасява Дев Колтър на малък карибски остров, тя наивно смята, че той е свит, благороден и има нужда от нежно приятелство. Но Дев доказва, че е опасен като митичните чудовища от легендите, които Табита обича и изучава. Тя постепенно осъзнава, че е събудила спящ дракон в човешки образ, ала откритието й идва твърде късно и за двамата...
2. The Devil to Pay (1985)
THE PRICE OF LOVE Just as Emelina Stratton was about to break into an empty beach cottage, a man materialized out of the fog with a Doberman at his heel. Julian Cotter was as quietly lethal-looking as his dog. A man who exuded an aura of command that force Emmy under its sway. It was easy to believe the local gossip that he was a Mafia kingpin hiding out until things cooled off back East. But Emmy was desperate, and Julian could help her--for a price. Emmy was confident she could pay no matter what he charged . . . until Julian called in her I.O.U.
A Passionate Business (1981)
SHE WOULD ONLY MARRY FOR LOVE Lifting her glass in salute, Hilary congratulated herself for nipping her father's plans in the bud. Ever since he decided to arrange her marriage, Hilary had been fending off wealthy entrepreneurs whose only real passion was for the Forrester restaurant chain. Unfortunately, Hilary was part of the deal. But this time she had visited the next candidate before the charade began. Logan Saber seemed amused over her predicament. But even he acknowledged the uselessness of attempting to woo her. She was sure she had won. Or had she imagined a spark of challenge in his gray eyes?
Corporate Affair (1982) Делови роман
Елегантната и самоуверена Калинда Брейди е постигнала впечатляващ успех в бизнеса благодарение на своя упорит труд. Може би затова харесва преди всичко енергичните делови мъже. Тя прекарва няколко незабравими дни с Ранд в един малък планински курорт. Краткият, но трепетен флирт я изважда от равновесие. Артистичният Ранд я привлича необяснимо. Дали защото не принадлежи към нейния свят? Неочаквано разкритие я кара да промени изцяло мнението си за Ранд и превръща една успешна сделка в нещо много по-вълнуващо.
Reckless Passion (1982)
THE DEVIL WITHIN With his carefully groomed Southern manners, Yale Ransom might have stepped out of Gone with the Wind. But stockbroker Dara Bancroft sensed a primal force beneath the glossy surface of her prospective client. Recklessly, she offered him an unspoken challenge, never expecting that their cocktail conversation would explode in a passionate encounter in a dingy truckstop cafe. She'd pushed him too far, tempted the devil within. Now she'd pay ... straight from the heart!
Velvet Touch (1982) Жадувана милувка
Лейси Селдън решава да започне живота си отначало. Тя продава къщата си и заминава... Още няма и смътна представа за бъдещето си. Засега само иска да навакса пропуснатите шансове... Докато не среща Холт Рандол.
Dangerous Magic (1982) Опасна магия
Елиса Шелдън постига служебните си успехи с умение и опит, но въпреки това Уейд Тагърт не смята, че тя заслужава повишение. Работата й е наистина чудесна, ала той е убеден, че Елиса използва женския си чар и привлекателност, за да си осигури напредък в кариерата. За съжаление е избрала неподходящия мъж, според Уейд. Ако наистина иска да се издигне, налага се да пробва и с подходящия мъж - с него...
Renaissance Man (1982) Ренесансова балада
Алина Кори цени редките книги и произведения на изкуството от епохата на Ренесанса. Тя дотолкова се е вживяла в атмосферата на онова време, че се отъждествява с героиня от старинна любовна легенда и събира блестящ кръг от литератури и художници във вилата си на брега на морето. Внезапно там се появява тайнственият Джаред Трой, с когото е водила разгорещен спор в печата и когото всъщност не познава лично. Защо ли той всява такъв смут в душата й...
Lover in Pursuit (1982)
PASSION IN PARADISE The light in his ambers eyes lit embers that hadn't died. But Reyna MacKenzie vowed she'd never again succumb to Trevor Langdon's promise of love. He'd come to Hawaii to reclaim her. But six months in the tropics had changed Reyna from a cool career woman to a tawny tigress who had come to her senses at last. She was ready for a blazing affair - until the fire she started flared out of control...
Stormy Challenge (1982) Предизвикателството
Лиа Брандън не вярва на нищо, казано от Корт Тримейн. Веднъж вече я е излъгал за името и намеренията си. Знае, че чувствата й са изложени на риск и не успчва да преодолее силното си влечение към този мъж, за когото не е нищо повече от едно предизвикателство. Няма представа какви са истинските му намерения, макар да е очевидно, че той не смята да се откаже от нея. От какво трябва да се откаже Лиа,за да се увери в чувствата на мъжа, когото обича?
Affair of Honor (1983) Въпрос на чест
Преподавател по Философия, Брена Луелин е свикнала на спокоен, изпълнен със сигурност живот. Докато не попада в плен на ледените сребристи очи на Райдър Стърн. Дръзкият писател й доказва, че в прегръдките му е способна да забрави кризата в кариерата. Той изисква пълно себеотдаване и не допуска компромиси в името на любовта...
Battle Prize (1983)
WARRING DESIRES... It started so innocently, when rugged, sensual Gage Fletcher challenged Rani Cameron to a war game. But Rani soon felt his desire to dominate her, to make her leave the charm of New Mexico, and to take her back to Dallas to confront a difficult relationship from her past. And Gage's demands didn't stop with business, he wanted Rani to fall in love with him, too. Rani tried to win their battle of wills. But she longed to feel that fire of excitement in his arms. Would her desire for victory succumb to the delicious thrill of surrender?
Raven's Prey (1983)
THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED... Honor Knight had to convince Judd Raven to let her go. Her life depended on it! But he refused to believe that the two men who had hired him to find her were anything but what they claimed to be: her father and brother. Eventually she convinced him, but by then Judd was on her trail for the oldest reason of all: Love. And once she became Raven's prey she knew her heart would be bound to him forever.
Serpent in Paradise (1983) Маската
Ейми Шанън се запознава с Джеймс Ласитър в бар, наречен „Змията", на остров в Тихия океан. Отначало ной й предлага истински рай - нощи, изпълнени с любов и дни на приятни развлечения... Ала всичката й обич изчезва, когато остава с впечатлението, че любимият я е излъгал, а след това изоставил... Единствено завръщането на Джеймс може да й върне вярата в любовта. Дали ще я отведе отново в рая, или заради него ще се откаже от всичко, което е постигнала?...
Price of Surrender (1983)
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Holt Sinclaire thought everything had its price--until he met a woman who couldn't be bought. Adena West had come to him on a matter of business, but suddenly it was a different affair. With reckless courage she entered his corporate jungle, only to become passion's prey. Seduced by his lazy insinuating grace, she abandoned all caution in his arms, a prisoner of desire....
To Tame the Hunter (1983)
LADY-KILLER ON THE PROWL Selena Caldwell tried to escape to a Utah resort, but York Sutherland followed, like a jaguar stalking its prey He would have her and his revenge on the man she'd left, the competitor he promised to destroy by taking away his business-- and his woman. Breathless from his kisses, shaken by passions she had never known before, Selena knew he'd won--at least for now. But York Sutherland had finally met his match: a woman determined to triumph in the perilous hunt for love.
Body Guard (1983) Бодигард
Сабрина е принудена да прекара две седмици на Хаваите, придружена от бодигард. Това съвсем не отговаря на нейните представи за почивка, но майка й е непреклонна. Така Сабрина заминава с Джейк Девлин, който я следва навсякъде като сянка. Ала идва миг, в който, изпълнена с трепет и замаяна от близостта на силното му тяло, тя се запитва дали изобщо някой би могъл да я предпази от нейния бодигард и от внезапно пламналата й любов…
PLAYERS IN A TOUCH-AND-GO GAME Shelley Banning was an enterprising accountant determined to acquire aid for one of her financially ailing clients. Her first task was to secure a loan from Joel Cassidy, ruler of a successful video-game empire. But Joel was a masterful player. He challenged Shelley word for word, kiss for kiss, until her supple body ache with longing. Joel's love bewitched her senses; his caress engaged her in a frenzied love match. But how could Shelley hope to win when Joel arrogantly informed her he was playing by his own rules?
The Silver Snare (1983) Дяволска клопка
Силните характери на Лукас Кинкейд и Джесика Травис се сблъскват от момента, в който малкият им двумоторен самолет каца аварийно в пустинята. Лукас овладява критичното положение и покорява Джесика с изключителната си мъжественост. Когато кошмарът вече е отминал, тя заминава за Мексико. Но Лукас неумолимо я преследва, защото е сигурен, че Джесика му принадлежи... завинаги.
Nightwalker (1984) Под булото на нощта
Каси Бонд е решена на всяка цена да осуети намеренията на Джъстин Дрейк - загадъчният авантюрист, домогващ се до ръката и наследството на нейната сестра. Ала Джъстин притежава фатален чар. Пред Каси сякаш стои от плът и кръв ужасяващият граф Дракула - прелъстителят на невинни жертви. Който се изпречи на пътя му, бива жестоко наказан...
Gambler's Woman (1984)
DOUBLE IDENTITY... Alyssa Chandler was a woman of two worlds. During the week she was a probabilities expert, cool and down to earth as she sorted through facts and figures. On the weekends she entered the fantasy world of Las Vegas and put her knowledge of numbers to work, staking her money--and winning--on her ability to predict the turn of the cards. Jordan Kyle, himself no stranger to a gambler's tricks, was what she wanted him to be: part of that fantasy. But unlike the cards, whose progression she could count on, Jordan seemed able to turn up anywhere--and usually did!
Night of the Magician (1984)
SPELLBOUND If there was one thing Ariana Warfield understood, it was money. As a financial planner in charge of her family's accounts, she'd known immediately that her Aunt Philomena was being swindled by a charlatan psychic. Lucian Hawk, devastating magician, was the perfect choice to unmask the fraud. But from the moment they met, Ariana realized that his dangerous spells threatened to shatter her well-planned life. Suddenly she discovered real magic in his arms, and enthralling passion that drove the woman who didn't take chances to risk everything on love.
Wizard (1985) Чародеят
Амбициозните родители на София Бенет възлагат големи надежди на нея и смятат, че вече е време дъщеря им да проявява генетично заложения, според тях, неин талант. Вместо това обаче тя предпочита да живее в Тексас и определено си пада по мъжествени каубои. Внезапно се появява Макс Трейвърс, професор по математика, приятел на знаменитите й родители. Когато се люби, този смотаняк сигурно решава уравнения наум, ужасена си мисли Софи. Защо ли тогава я привлича по-неудържимо и от истински пистолеро с каубойска шапка
Golden Goddess (1985)
SMUGGLED TREASURE Hannah Prescott had indulged in an innocent fantasy about Jarrett Blade, the handsome stranger books on the same plane with her on her vacation to Hawaii. But when this same man forced his way into her life by breaking into her hotel room to retrieve a golden fertility goddess found with her luggage, fantasy and reality seemed to close for comfort. Smuggler or legitimate art dealer, Jarrett was an outrage! What right did he have to demand her love? He was the wrong kind of man, with his fanatical interest in primitive art and antiquated ideas about women. But could Hannah be wrong, and Jarrett be Mr. Right?
Cautious Lover (1985) Предпазливият влюбен
Джес Уинтър винаги действа по предварителен план и Ели Трент установява, че в графика му е предвидено тя да се омъжи за него! Според Джес, тъкмо Ели е съпругата, която му е необходима, непритенциозна, търпелива, а на всичко отгоре може и да готви! Ели обаче решава да разклати непоколебимата му самоувереност. Веднъж взела твърдо решение да го направи, нищо не е в състояние да я спре...
Green Fire (1986)
STRAY CAT STRUT Flint Cottrell had been driven all his life by a restlessness that didn't allow any peace. He chased legends and treasures, wrote about them, sold his stories to magazines when he could, did odd jobs when he couldn't. But the night Rani Garroway opened her door, he knew he'd found that elusive "something" he'd been searching for. Rani stared at the handsome, thoroughly rain-soaked stranger, who looked like a battle-scarred alley cat demanding shelter. As his exotic green eyes locked with hers, she realized that he could set her safe, risk-free life on fire--green fire--and the flames were already licking at her heart.
Second Wife (1986)
TO ERR IS HUMAN Flynn Rammage had not behaved well. Eight months ago, hurting from the breakup of his marriage, he'd been angry at the world. That hadn't stopped his attraction to Heather Devany, but he'd loved, then left her. Now he was back on her doorstep, wanting a second chance. But Heather wasn't interested; she'd been hurt too badly before. Flynn had just gotten custody of his young son. Did he really want her, or was he just interested in a desirable baby-sitter? Flynn had some very compelling answers to that question, and Heather was convinced. She soon found that forgiveness--and Flynn--were both divine.
The Challoner Bride (1987)
HE WAS A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE... A man with a past. But Flynn Challoner had big plans for the future. Hard-driving and iron-willed, he meant to find a dynasty...and for that he needed a woman. Angie Morgan had every reason to doubt Flynn. He had deceived her, seduced her; now he wanted to lure her into a marriage she had sworn never to accept. She was no man's brood mare, and she had told him she would marry for nothing less than love. So why was it that she found herself longing for the wedding night that would make her a Challoner bride?
Saxon's Lady (1987)
HE WAS THERE TO CLAIM HIS BRIDE Devon Ellwood had been about to leave her small hometown when Garth Saxon had swept her into his arms for one passion-filled night. She'd agreed to return to marry him, but had insisted on a year of freedom. Now the time was up. Her searing memories were a persuasive lure, but she wasn't about to let Garth win so easily! Garth was the kind of man who always got what he wanted, and he had Devon right were he wanted her. Or did he? He thought he had her roped and tied -- so what was he doing wrapped around her little finger?
Stranded (1994) (with Patricia Gardner Evans and Kathleen Korbel)
В този сборник Стефани Джеймс участва с новелата The Silver Snare - Дяволска клопка:
Силните характери на Лукас Кинкейд и Джесика Травис се сблъскват от момента, в който малкият им двумоторен самолет каца аварийно в пустинята. Лукас овладява критичното положение и покорява Джесика с изключителната си мъжественост. Когато кошмарът вече е отминал, тя заминава за Мексико. Но Лукас неумолимо я преследва, защото е сигурен, че Джесика му принадлежи... завинаги.
=Джейн Бентли (псевдоним)=
Maiden of the Morning (1979)
GETTING EVEN Before her vacation with the Ralston family was over, Harmony knew that Victor Ralston would propose. Just as surely, she knew she'd refuse to become his wife. But Harmony had never expected that Aaron Fortune would be the one to put an abrupt end to the relationship. As rugged and uncompromising as the Oregon coastline he called home, Aaron was a man with strong ideas about justice and had no qualms about interfering with Harmony's life. For despite her claims of innocence, he insisted that Harmony was the woman who had broken his brother's heart. Aaron shocked her with his unconventional methods of revenge. But Harmony never expected the startling way he would try to repay her for his mistake.
A Moment Past Midnight (1979)
EVERYTHING WAS SETTLED Or so Anne Grenville thought. Ryder Marshall seemed quite pleased to inherit her grandfather's ranch. To do so, he had to marry one of the Grenville sisters, and the beautiful Laura was more than willing. But after a brief taste of country life, Laura headed back to Los Angeles, turning Anne's world upside down. How could she marry Ryder, knowing he loved her glamorous sister? Even if she did, what would happen in six months, Anne wondered, when she would be forced to leave the only man she would ever love?
Turning Towards Home (1979)
LIES OF LOVE He had lied to her about everything! Tricking her into marriage and a ready-made family! To top it all off, the real Rafe MacIntyre was hardly the soft-spoken gentleman who had won Amanda's heart during their courtship. At first, Amanda swore she'd escape her domineering husband at any cost! But then her scheme was turned upside down and Amanda wondered what happiness freedom could bring--if being free meant a life without Rafe MacIntyre.
Hired Husband (1979)
Sophia was positive: Matt Sinclair was definitely not the man for her! He was certainly attractive enough, she mused, in his own rough, unpolished way. But how could her matchmaking friends ever think she would get along with such a brooding, serious man? Yet, when the frivolous Sophia needed a totally reliable companion, she immediately turned to Matt. She had never expected he would turn out to be so clever and resourceful. And once Matt took her in his arms, Sophia found herself wishing she could always have this dark, quiet man to depend on...
Sabrina's Scheme (1979)
Sabrina knew all about courtship. Hadn't she succeeded in scaring off no less than two prospective husbands in just six months? So when Sabrina met Roarke Wayland, she freely offered him advice on his troubled romance with her lovely cousin...Though Sabrina knew all about husband-catching schemes, she soon discovered she knew nothing about the schemes a man like Roarke could devise once he was sure he had found his perfect match.
=Джейн Касъл (псевдоним)=
1. The Desperate Game (1986)
UNLIKELY PARTNERS--IN LOVE AND IN DANGER
GUINEVERE JONES--Smart, savvy, and something else to see. She was an independent operator until Zac enlisted her secret services and ignited a desire for adventure--and romance. ZACHARIAH JUSTIS--The dark, rugged private eye thought he could use Gwen, then let her go. But forcing her to become his personal spy meant stepping into his own trap to discover the perfect partner--in danger and in love. The dynamic duo follows a baffling trail of high-voltage video game clues to solve a computer crime and catch a cunning high-tech killer.
2. The Chilling Deception (1986)
GUINEVERE JONES - Besides being brainy, brave, and beautiful, she had an uncanny way with people. From the moment she found the gold gun in the mauve-and-black marble executive washroom, she knew Mr. Vandyke was in serious trouble. ZACHARIAH JUSTIS - Only the promise of a wild weekend cavorting with Guinevere in the wintry San Juan Islands convinced him to come along to provide security for Vandyke Development. But it was business before pleasure when events brought them face-to-face with chilling danger and a dead man determined to avenge the past.
3. The Sinister Touch (1986)
WERE THEY DEALING WITH A DEMONIC CULT OR A DEVILISHLY CLEVER KILLER?
GUINEVERE JONES - Being a good neighbor was easy when the window across the way framed a handsome young handsome young artist. But when she became witness to sudden violence in his apartment, it was only a hint of the trouble to come. ZACHARIAH JUSTIS - He was up to his ears with an enchanting new clent when a twitch of jealousy, the ticking of biological clocks, and a confrontation with mortal danger made him rethink his relationship to Guinevere Jones. A slashed canvas, a pentagram streaked by a bolt of lightning, chilling blood rites - they lead Guinevere and Zac into the dark heart of mystery where art, magic, and money weave a dangerous spell .
4. The Fatal Fortune (1986)
GAZING INTO HER CRYSTAL, THE PSYCHIC PREDICTED MONEY, BUT NOT MURDER. . .
GUINEVERE JONES - Fortune-telling seemed a harmless game. But when it became clear that Madame Zoltana was making big profits by playing on her clients' fears, Gwen knew she had to stop the cruel scam. ZACHARIAH JUSTIS - Success meant calling in an office decorator and hosting a catered affair - until a close call with death convinced him that real success meant survival - and calling Gwen his very own. A young woman's dark secret, a diary, a crystal bowl - they put the daring duo on the trail of a cunning charlatan - a blackmailer and killer out to destroy every trace of the past.
Curtain: Futuristic World of St. Helen's
1. Amaryllis (1996)
Amaryllis Lark is undeniably beautiful. She's also one of the best psychic detectives on St. Helen's, the earth colony recently cut off from the mother planet, yet not very different from home - a place where love still defies the most incredible odds. Lucas Trent, the rugged head of Lodestar Exploration, isn't keen on the prim and proper type - and, from her neatly buttoned up business suit to her cool evaluation of his request to bust a corporate thief, Amaryllis is ECRUCIATINGLY proper! Amaryllis may have psychic powers, but she can't read minds - least of all her own. When a bold hunch leads them from a wild murder investigation to a red-hot love affair, Amaryllis is shocked, Lucas is delighted, - and no power on heaven, earth, or St. Helen's can keep them apart!
2. Zinnia (1997) Кръстопът на чувствата
Още едно четиво, което критиката нарече "най-горещия романс на годината". Тя е Алената дама, една Скарлет О`Хара в едно високотехнологично общество. И трябва да избира: между любовта и традиционния консерватизъм; между кариерата и чувствата; между безметежните, но скучни делници и неизвестното, но вълнуващо бъдеще. Избира един мъж, застанал на нейния кръстопът. И потъва в голямото щастие...
3. Orchid (1998)
A top psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc., Orchid Adams doesn't expect even the best marriage agencies on the space colony of St. Helen's to find her a husband who measures up to her dreams. It's just as well, because she's got her hands full with a baffling murder. One thing is certain: her new client, Rafe Stonebraker, is definitely not marriage material. But Rafe -- primitive, elemental, powerful, perhaps dangerous -- is perfect for an affair.... An unlicensed private eye with an edgy reputation and a psychic talent so awesome he hides its true power, Rafe has some serious secrets. Not only is he trying to solve a strange theft, he is about to replace his grandfather as CEO of Stonebraker Shipping and is fighting to ward off a hostile takeover. He needs a wife -- and fast -- to salvage his credibility. Orchid Adams doesn't fit the profile he had in mind, but she fits in his arms. Will their mind/body merger spark a rollicking and rocky partnership, just as his latest case threatens to end their world?
Curtain: Futuristic World of Ghost Hunter (Harmony World)
1. Bridal Jitters (2005)
When darkness holds the most tantalizing of possibilities, what goes bump in the night may be the man of your dreams .... Everything is possible and nothing is as it seems in four enchanting tales brimming with romance, passion, and a touch of wonder. From a marriage of convenience between a psychic archeologist and her bodyguard in a galaxy far, far away to ancient Britain and a dashing knight wounded in the service of King Arthur, from a house haunted by two mischievous ghosts to a woman torn between her fiance and a seductive djinn, you'll be bewitched, beguiled, and bedazzled as four of today's most popular authors cast their most potent love spells...
2. After Dark (2000)
Life is tough enough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed Para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn't going well. Stuff keeps happening. Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sarcophagus exhibits. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn't helping matters either. And that's just today's list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don't really heat up until After Dark. if, like me, you sometimes relish your romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, welcome to Lydia and Emmett's world .... The rules are a little different here...
Yours very truly, Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
3. After Glow (2004)
Welcome back to my other world--the rules are a little different here. Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She's working at that tacky, third-rate museum, Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage her career in para-archaeology--and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumbles over a dead body and discovers that her lover has a secret past that could get him killed. Just to top it off, there's trouble brewing underground in the eerie, glowing green passageways of the Dead City. Of course, all of these problems pale in comparison to the most pressing issue: Lydia has been invited to the Restoration Ball and she hasn't got a thing to wear. If, like me, you sometimes relish your romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, join me for AFTER GLOW.
Sincerely, Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
4. Ghost Hunter (2006)
RETURN TO THE WORLD OF HARMONY... Where deadly energy ghosts lurk in the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. Where dust bunnies prove to be loyal pets. And where a ghost hunter will discover that a woman's heart is the most dangerous adversary of all... Local Guild boss and powerful ghost-hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask for--the handsome, strong, and silent type. Maybe too silent. For when Guild secrets threaten her career at the college, Elly has to call off their marriage--and leave 'c small-town life behind... But starting over in the thriving metropolis of Cadence City isn't easy, especially when one of Elly's new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs beneath the streets. Cooper turns up just in time to help Elly investigate. And as the mystery deepens and dangerous ghost myths and legends come to light, Cooper makes it clear he intends to stick around--and this time he's holding nothing back...
5. Silver Master (2007)
Fleeing a lurid scandal, matchmaker Celinda Ingram arrived in Cadence City desperate for a new start. Known for her strong para-resonator abilities, she is able to match up clients by reading their psi waves. It's this talent that sets her body tingling when security specialist Davis Oakes shows up at her office. A formidable psychic himself, Davis is trying to track down a powerful relic that Celinda supposedly bought as a toy for her pet dust bunny. Trying to wrest the ruby red object from the suspicious duo nearly drains Davis of the energy he'll need to keep his growing desire for Celinda in check--and to keep her safe from those who will do anything to possess the relic...
6. Dark Light (2008)
Everything is different underground. Just ask the residents of Harmony, a futuristic world where alien catacombs can lead you astray -- - and where psychic senses spark out-of-this-world passion... Reporter Sierra McIntyre's stories on Crystal City's ghost hunters -- - and their mysterious guild -- - have earned her tabloid a bit of respect. And they've allowed her to clothe her dust-bunny companion, Elvis, in rock-and-roll style. It helps that she has mega-rez intuition to fall back on... Especially when she interviews Ghost Hunter Guild boss John Fontana about the disappearances of retired, homeless hunters. She doesn't want to trust the physically and psychically powerful man, but her senses -- - and Elvis -- - give her the green light. To uncover the conspiracy within his own organization, Fontana proposes...marriage. And though it's purely a business arrangement, there's nothing pure about the attraction that sizzles between them...
7. Obsidian Prey (2009)
The world of Harmony has its own special glow, thanks to the aliens who left behind powerful amber and twisting underground catacombs. Sparks fly, senses are rezzed, and passion can take you by surprise... Three months ago, amber tuner and independent prospector Lyra Dore made the find of the decade in an underground rain forest: amethyst ruins. But the very man she was dating stole her claim -- and her heart. At least she has her artistically talented dust bunny, Vincent, to comfort her... Amber Inc. CEO Cruz Sweetwater never meant to hurt Lyra. His affinity for obsidian amber gives him the ability to sense that she is his true love. But the ruins have mysterious powers, putting everyone involved with the project in danger. Only by trusting their psychic instincts will Cruz and Lyra survive -- and surrender to the desire that binds them.
8. Canyons of Night (2011)
The island of Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately-owned woods known only as the Preserve. Now, after fifteen years away, both Charlotte Enright and her teen crush, Slade Attridge, have returned. But will their psi talents and Slade's dust bunny companion be enough to keep them from getting drawn into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve?
Futuristic World of Harmony: Rainshadow
1. The Lost Night (2012)
With the ability to detect the auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner has found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island with her dust bunny companion. Then Harry Sebastian, the descendant of a notorious pirate, arrives to investigate strange developments in the privately owned woods known as the Preserve. Rachel can sense the heart of darkness within him - and the stirrings of desire within her own soul.
2. Deception Cove (2013)
In the world of Harmony, Rainshadow Island is home to a mysterious preserve, secrets that have been kept for centuries, and a treasure worth killing for… As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear, including herself — a gift that comes in handy during her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini. Business mogul Drake Sebastian is day-blind, since his sight was nearly destroyed in a lab accident. But he's the one man who can see Alice when she disappears — and he needs her. On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous Old World crystals are missing, igniting a paranormal storm. Drake thinks Alice is the key to finding them, and proposes they head there, but only after a Marriage of Convenience. Alice's honeymoon on Rainshadow is guaranteed to be memorable, as the island—and the passion between her and Drake — is about to explode…
3. The Hot Zone (2014)
Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny's dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow's faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it's a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn. And now, Sedona's ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow…
4. Siren's Call (2015)
In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That's why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He's knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn't want anything do with him... Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he's not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She's not just a music talent, she's a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths. But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn't come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…
Queen of Hearts (1979)
A LESSON IN LOVE When Nat Halleck begged her to pretend to be his fiancee, Jenna firmly refused. It simply wasn't in her to be so deceptive, even as a favor for such a good friend. Then she met Nat's older brother, Adam and Jenna took on her role with fire and conviction. Adam Halleck was unbelievable! So smug, so domineering, so determined to have his own way. What a pleasure it will be to teach that man a lesson, Jenna thought. How I'll laugh when Adam finds out he's been tricked! But when Adam took her in his arms, Jenna's plans were suddenly turned upside down. It seemed that Adam would win the last laugh after all ...while Jenna was taught a lesson in love.
Vintage of Surrender (1979)
POWERS OF PERSUASION Dynamic, intense, overwhelmingly masculine--Luke Clinton knew exactly what he wanted and Jennifer Ingram soon found that he would stop at nothing to make her his wife. But she couldn't possibly marry him! The idea was simply absurd. They barely knew each other, Jenny argued, and besides, she didn't love him ... But Luke's captivating green eyes defied her words of protest; his embrace, overpowering her senses like a magic spell. Yet, Jenny insisted that she would never become Mrs. Luke Clinton. After all, she still had a will of her own ... Didn't she?
Gentle Pirate (1980)
"Don't ask me to stop," he whispered in a husky voice that came from deep in his chest. "I want you so badly . . . ." Simon Kendrick had charged suddenly into her life. Commanding, intimidating, as her boss he controlled her job. Did he mean to take possession of her body and soul? His mouth covered hers with a kiss that began gently, then exploded into an irresistible demand. Who was he? What did he want? Kirsten Mallory had sworn that no man would ever control her again. Yet suddenly she felt herself bound by invisible chains..chains held casually in the steel grip of a relentless, passionate pirate.
Wagered Weekend (1981)
Lucky at cards, unlucky at love? That's what Savannah Emery had always been--and she knew she should have stopped while she was ahead. That night at the party the wine and her winning streak had gone to her head. She had bid too high and lost... and the stakes were a weekend with Cord Harding. Lean, handsome, with massive shoulders and fiery red hair, Cord was a man of steely determination. He didn't know what it meant to lose. And he was determined to collect his winnings.
Right of Possession (1981)
"Wait for me;" he said. "When this is all over, I'll come for you." Reva had fled the danger, left South America, longing for him, never believing he would make good his promise. But he had. Just when she thought she had her life in order, when she had found Bruce, the polished, sophisticated man she meant to marry, Jeff Corbett had walked back into her life. Tall, lean, hard, tough, he didn't mince words. She was his. He would never forget her rash, impulsive surrender. His lionlike eyes commanded, compelled. Could she make him understand? She was her own woman. But how long could she resist his arrogant, urgent demands?
Bargain with the Devil (1981)
Every line of his face, from the eep-set eyes to the arrogant nose and harshly carved cheekbones, delcared that this was a man who lived by his own rules. He hadn't come to Tucson for his health. Hunter Manning wanted revenge. Stacy Rylan looked into the eyes of the man who meant to ruin her father. She had made a bargain - agreed to marry him if he would stop his threats. With a coolly possessive air that defied protest, his hands settled on her small waist and moved slowly upward. How could she go through with it? She despised him. His touch made her tremble with outrage - and desire!
Relentless Adversary (1982)
With his jade eyes and jet hair, Locke Channing made Kelly Winfield weak with desire--and dismay! He had the power to ruin her career and break her heart, and the easy assurance of a man who always got his way. Now that he had been hired to catch a thief at Forrester Stereo, how long would it take him to learn her secret? He was too close for comfort-- to the truth, and to Kelly herself. It was clear that his silence could be purchased-for a price. How could she resist this devastating stranger who challenged her to a duel of passion and wits-- and was moving in for the kill?
A Man's Protection (1982)
He was hard and she knew it went deeper than his broad shoulders, lean hips, and strong thighs. Southern California machismo and money! His power was vastly more compelling than the superficial charm of other men, but he used it to the same purpose--to get what he wanted. And last night he had wanted her! How humiliating to wake up in his bed with a long hangover and a short memory. But Chandra Madison, professional caterer, professional hostess, head of Chandra's Organized, Inc., was her own woman. . . free as a bird. And who was he to insist she couldn't manage without him, that she needed a man's protection?
Affair of Risk (1982)
A strange flash of elemental recognition arced between them. The shock was staggering. Kendra Loring gasped as she met the full force of Case Garrett's night-dark gaze. Yet they had never met! And once she finished her business, she promised herself, they would never meet again. Danger and darkness lurked just beneath the glittering surface of the elegant Lake Tahoe casino. Kendra had sworn that no man would take advantage of her again. If she let herself go, if she fell under his mesmerizing spell for just one minute, the stakes would be impossibly high, and she would be gambling far more than she could afford to lose.
"Who would have thought there was so much soft excitement under that sophisticated veneer?" he whispered. "What other secrets are you hiding, sweet witch?" Secrets...the word clicked in Lacey Holbrook's mind and reason flooded back. Yes, she had secrets. Why else had she conjured Jed Merlin back from the past. Why else had she insisted on turning the bohemian maverick into a urbane gentleman? He was essential to her plans. Yes, she had secrets. Dangerous secrets. And she must not forget their urgency just because he had walked back into her life, bewitched her with kisses, and touched her with a magic she was almost powerless to resist.
A Negotiated Surrender (1982)
It was a battle for dominance from the moment they first locked wills over the bargaining table. Slade York had taken Calla Nevin's challenge from the boardroom to the bedroom, where he was determined to conquer her once and for all! She vowed never to work for him, certainly never to expose her hear: to his impervious will. But his kisses burned through her frosty facade, igniting the embers beneath. One touch and she almost lost all reason. Somehow she had to summon her greatest defenses yet, or she could win the battle but lose the war against this man who thought he had bought her body and soul.
Power Play (1982)
Blackmail! Talia Haywood could hardly believe she was so desperate. But something about Kane Sebastian drove her to it: anything to get the information that only he could provide. She thought she knew his type: an arrogant industrial tycoon, the kind of man who had ruined her career and reputation once before--and wouldn't get the better of her again! But she hadn't reckoned on Kane, who took the situation--and her--in hand, giving Talia a taste of real danger and raging desire. Suddenly she was vulnerable to a man she couldn't trust, a man who had driven her off the track into a trap of passion and revenge!
Conflict of Interest (1983)
Beautiful Kali Havelock was all business. As VP of Interaction Automation, Inc., she was determined to outsmart the competition and corner the rights to the most advanced industrial robots. . .robots invented by the impossibly brilliant, outrageously handsome -- and stubborn -- Lang Sterling. Kali was a master of manipulation, but was it possible she'd miscalculated? She was about to offer him a fortune -- the deal of a lifetime. She'd thought her "rabbit" would be all ears. But Lang was hell-bent on having his pleasure . . .and proving that Kali was functioning like a passionless well-programmed robot, while the wizard of robotics himself operated on the most primitive principles of desire.
Double Dealing (1984)
She dangled the bait -- and he bit. Suddenly Samantha Maitland had the funds to finance the deal of her lifetime -- loaned by an angel with tarnished wings. From the moment they'd met at the posh California spa to his brash arrival at her island home on Puget Sound, venture capitalist Gabriel Sinclair had made it clear he wanted Samantha at any price. What would happen if he discovered the true motive behind her scheme to block Drew Buchanan's Arizona real estate deal? Had Samantha traded her edge in this dangerous game for a reckless passion with Gabriel, a man she barely knew? Or for the ultimate revenge on Drew Buchanan, the lover she couldn't forgive...or forget.
Trading Secrets (1985)
WHEN SHE BOLDLY PICKED UP A STRANGER IN A POSH ACAPULCO BAR . . . Sabrina Chase meant only to have a casual fling. She never dreamed the rugged expatriate would appear in Dallas to rekindle passionate memories she preferred to forget. They were, she discovered, two of a kind. Sabrina had dropped out of the corporate world, while Matt August seemed to have turned his back on the military. But Matt was a mystery. An ex-major trained in Central American operations, he was as evasive about his return to the Caribbean as he was persuasive about leaving his son behind. Sabrina was concerned about her ability to care for the troubled teenager, but concern turned to panic in the face of sudden danger. As they fled to a cabin in the wilds of Oregon, Sabrina knew it would be up to her to save them both, unless Matt --- who had shared only part of the truth even as he claimed all of her heart --- returned to find them --- in time.
Charmed (1999) (with Julie Beard, Lori Foster and Eileen Wilks)
В този сборник Джейн Кастъл участва с новелата Bridal Jitters: When darkness holds the most tantalizing of possibilities, what goes bump in the night may be the man of your dreams .... Everything is possible and nothing is as it seems in four enchanting tales brimming with romance, passion, and a touch of wonder. From a marriage of convenience between a psychic archeologist and her bodyguard in a galaxy far, far away to ancient Britain and a dashing knight wounded in the service of King Arthur, from a house haunted by two mischievous ghosts to a woman torn between her fiance and a seductive djinn, you'll be bewitched, beguiled, and bedazzled as four of today's most popular authors cast their most potent love spells...
=Аманда Глас (псевдоним)=
Shield's Lady (1989)
JOINED BY POWER AND PASSION! She was a cool confident businesswoman, a beautiful outcast from the East determined to regain her rightful status. He was a Shield, an intense mercenary respected and feared throughout the opulent cities and savage frontiers of the West. But from the moment they met, fate made them one. Gazing into Gryph's blue-green eyes, Sarianna felt both the heat of his touch and the surge of a mysterious force that branded her his true mate. Was it her destiny to be enslaved by desire and forever bound to her man by a power that frightened her? Soon the woman from the East must learn the ways of the West--as she and Gryph join forces in a dangerous quest to save their world. And soon their love will be tested to its limits--sweeping the Shield and his lady into undreamed of realms of shimmering, shattering ecstasy.
=Джейн Тейлър (псевдоним)=
Whirlwind Courtship (1980)
When Phoebe Hampton arrived quite by accident on the doorstep of Hrlan Garland's mountain cabin, he was less than pleased. Convinced that she was another marriage-minded female sent by his matchmaking aunt, Harlan would gladly have thrown her out. But Phoebe was a damsel in distress, and an attractive one at that, so against Harlan's better judgment he let her stay. As for Phoebe, she was practically engaged to be married to someone else, and Harlan was as different from Richard as two men could be. If Phoebe hadn't needed help evading some unsavory characters who were pursuing her, she never would have agreed to spend the weekend in his hideaway. Grudging host and grudging guest would just have to put up with each other for a few days until the coast was clear. After that, they'd never see each other again -- or would they?