Brenda Joyce - Бренда Джойс е родена в Ню Йорк. Пише първата си новела, когато е на шестнадесет, и завършва първия си роман на двадесет и пет. Тя продава романа си бързо, а след това първо издание през 1988 г., тя е публикува тридесет и четири романа. Нейният първи роман, Innocent Fire, спечелва наградата Best Western Romance от Romance Writers of America. Тя е наградена също за най-добър исторически романс, както и с наградата на Романтик Таймс за цялостен принос. Джойс има успех и в двата романтични жанра - исторически и съвременен. Женена е за израелец, който в миналото е командвал анти-терористична част в Ливан. Двамата живеят в Аризона заедно със сина си.
1. Innocent Fire (1988) Пътуване към рая
Израснала във френски манастир, приказно красивата и плаха Миранда поема към Новия свят, за да сключи уговорения от баща й брак със заможен тексасец. Пристигайки в Америка, невинната англичанка се запознава с приятеля на годеника си Дерек Браг, суров рейнджър, който трябва да я заведе в новия й дом. Макар че Браг се бори с чувствата си към повереното момиче, той знае, че ще се влюби в нея. Миранда също се бори с влечението си към своя придружител. Но покорена от суровата му мъжественост, тя жертва невинността си заради огъня, който пламва необуздано в сърцето й.
2. Firestorm (1988) Огнена стихия
Сторм Браг стреля и язди по-добре от всеки мъж. Но в един момент трябва да захвърли бричовете и да облече бална рокля. Тя заминава за изискания Сан Франциско и бързо покорява сърцата на всички мъже в града. Но Сторм забелязва само един от тях - Брет д'Аржан, а той за зла участ не е джентълмен. Забогатял от собствен труд, мъжествен и красив, Брет мечтае за жена, която да го въведе във висшето общество. Вместо това е омагьосан от тексаската дива котка Сторм. А когато враговете му го въвличат в шумен скандал, двамата са принудени да се оженят - буреносна връзка между две непримирими души, привързани единствено от веригите на любовта.
3. Violet Fire (1989) Виолетов огън
Пламенната суфражетка Грейс о'Рурк прави неотразимо впечатление на разглезения богаташ Рейд Браг, появявайки се с гръм и трясък на един прием във висшето общество. Той е обзет от желание да укроти бликащата от енергия, упорита и пламенна девойка и иска да я направи своя любовница. За своя изненада Грейс също се увлича по мъжествения и дяволит прелъстител, но отхвърля категорично неприличното му предложение. А за Рейд, разбира се, нейният отказ е върховното предизвикателство...
4. Dark Fires (1991)
"He murdered his wife," they whispered. Nicholas Bragg, Earl of Dragmore, was notorious--even after a British court found him innocent. Now they called him Lord of Darkness, as much for his rakish good looks as for his black reputation. She was an innocent at passion's gate. Arriving uninvited at the massive stone manor, she shivered with terror--and excitement. Jane Barclay was his ward. Her sunny, innocent nature was in violent contrast to his hot temper. He was wild, explosive, an uncouth Texas rakehell--exactly the wrong kind of man for an English beauty to tame. Together they would be swept into the dark storm of their passionate destiny...and wild, all-consuming love.
5. The Fires of Paradise (1992) Огньовете на рая
Трудно се живее с твърдоглавата Луси Браг. Шоз Савидж разбира това още първия ден след като я е отвлякъл с надеждата да получи тлъст откуп. Но скоро тъмният хубавец привлича вниманието на опърничавата Луси. Завладява я безсрамно, всепоглъщащо желание. Заклева се да му избяга, но сърцето й я предава и тя тръгва след Шоз от блестящите салони на Ню Йорк чак до тропическия зной на размирната Куба. Осмелява се да мине през скандали и разочарования, да рискува живота си, но да спечели една смела и страстна любов.
6. Scandalous Love (1992) Скандална любов
Непокорната лейди Никол Браг Шелтън отказва да се подчини на пуританските ограничения във викторианска Англия. Страстта хвърля красивата наследница в урагана на една потресаваща връзка с Ейдриън Бракстън-Лоуел, дук Клейбъроу. Омагьосан от нейната чувственост, Ейдриън решава да направи дългокосата красавица своя любовница, но не и съпруга. Гордата Никол обаче не позволява да я превърнат в играчка на мъжките желания. Тя решава да мине през всички изпитания, но да задоволи дивата си страст и на всяка цена да обвърже красивия дук...
7. Secrets (1993) Тайни
Ранена по време на влаков обир, Реджина Шелтън се събужда, без да помни коя е - и то в обятията на най-красивия мъж, който някога е виждала. Опасният непознат я нарича Елизабет и докосванията му карат кръвта й да бушува, тласкайки я към романтичната съдба, която може би е нейната собствена. Слейд Деланза най-после открива изчезналата наследничка, която идва на Запад, за да се омъжи за брат му Джеймс. Но Джеймс е мъртъв и от суровия единак Слейд се очаква да вземе богатата Елизабет, за да спаси семейното имение от разруха. Той желае красивата невинна девойка, но честта му повелява да забрави страстта си. И Слейд се заклева да устои на изкушението, но не е и сънувал смайващите тайни, които ще скрепят любовта им - а може би ще ги разделят завинаги.
1. Secrets (1993) Тайни Всъщност това е седмата книга от сагата за сем. Браг, която се явява първа в тази сага. Става въпрос за една и съща книга!
2. After Innocence (1994) След невинността
Отблъсната от обществото, богатата и красива художничка Софи О'Нийл намира убежище в собствения си свят. Но тя копнее поне веднъж да вкуси от забранения плод на любовта. Затова се и решава да последва опасния крадец на диаманти Едуард Деланза. Но той иска от невинната млада наследница нещо много повече от мимолетна среща. Решен е да я покори и притежава - веднага и завинаги.
3. The Miracle (1995) Чудото (in A Gift of Joy)
В самотен замък на ветровит остров американска красавица опитомява див и величествен ирландски благородник... и открива, че след невинността идва страстта - и един много специален коледен подарък.
1. The Conqueror (1990) Завоевателят
Малко след нормандското нашествие...
Заради воинските си подвизи рицарят Ролф получава като награда крепостта Елфгар, заедно с красивата й господарка лейди Алис... Но той се интересува много повече от нейната несъща сестра Сейдри - една колкото красива, толкова и горда саксонка, която за нищо на света не иска да се отдаде на омразния нашественик. Но постепенно Ролф успява да пробуди у Сейдри не само войнствения й дух, но и страст. Защото неговите целувки са по-сладки от мед, а ръцете му са умели не само във въртенето на меча...
2. Scandalous Love (1992) Скандална любов Всъщност това е шестата книга от сагата за сем. Браг, която се явява втора в тази сага. Става въпрос за една и съща книга!
3. Promise of the Rose (1993) Обещанието на розата
Смелият и войнствен Стивън де Уорън е готов на всичко, за да защити извоюваната плячка. А тя включва и една златокоса пленница, чийто очи покоряват суровата душа на война. За нея Стивън е готов на всичко, дори и да хвърли в огъня на страстта си цялото кралство...
4. The Game (1995) Играта
След като извоюва освобождаването си от френския манастир, в който е затворена от своето семейство, младата непокорна аристократка Катрин Фицджералд отплава за любимата си Ирландия – но само за да попадне в ръцете на прословутия пират, когото всички наричат Господаря на моретата. Капитан Лиъм О'Нийл е любимец на кралица Елизабет и ловък дворцов интригант. Той е твърдо решен да завоюва упоритата и своенравна Катрин, както и в същото време да реализира собствените си тайни планове. Но за да постигне триумфа, трябва да заложи на карта всичко, което му е скъпо, в една много опасна игра с опасни лъжи и жестоко погазване на всички правила. И играта започва…
5. House of Dreams (2000)
Here is the fascinating story of two families who have clashed for centuries--and two women who dare to explore the dark side of passion and a legacy of betrayal that leads to cold-blooded murder... When Cassandra de Warenne meets Antonio de la Barca, a renowned professor of history, Cass isn't prepared for the intense and immediate attraction--a feeling that heralds something deeper, more powerful, and more perilous than she could ever imagine. Their families have been entwined for centuries, linked together by a history of horrendous heartbreak, bitter rivalry, and bloodshed that began 450 years ago, with one woman, Isabel, forsaken and betrayed by her family, her lover, and her friends. Who was Isabel, and what does she want today from Cassandra and her family? And can Cassandra trust Antonio, a man who may be her only link to the past--and who may be the most dangerous man she has ever met?
6. The Prize (2004)
VENGEANCE RULED HIS DAYS AND NIGHTS PRIDE INFLAMED HER SPIRIT LOVE CONQUERED THEM BOTH An infamous sea captain of the British Royal Navy, Devlin O'Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the man who brutally murdered his father. Having nearly ruined the Earl of Eastleigh financially, he is waiting to strike the final blow. And his opportunity comes in the form of a spirited young American woman, the earl's niece, who is about to set his cold, calculating world on fire.... Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, orphan Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her beloved Sweet Briar. Daringly, she sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead, she finds herself ruthlessly kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O'Neill. As his hostage, she will soon find her best-laid plans thwarted by a passion that could seal their fates forever...
7. The Masquerade (2005)
On the evening of her first masquerade, shy Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald is stunned by Tyrell de Warenne's whispered suggestion of a midnight rendezvous in the gardens. Lizzie has secretly worshiped the unattainable lord for years. When fortune takes a maddening turn, she is prevented from meeting Tyrell. But Lizzie cannot foresee that that night is only the beginning.... Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child she claims is his. He remembers her well -- and knows that he could not possibly be the father. What is this game she is playing...and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of experience, or the gentle innocent she seems? But neither scandal, deception nor pride can thwart a love too passionate to be denied....
8. The Stolen Bride (2006)
Betrothed to a man of honor, her heart belongs to a traitor... Sean O'Neill was once everything to Eleanor de Warenne--but since he disappeared from his ancestral home, there has been no word, and even Eleanor has abandoned hope, promising her hand to another. Then, just days before her wedding, Sean reappears...but the boy who was once her protector is now a stranger, hardened by prison and on the run. Weary and haunted, Sean is shocked to find that little Elle has become the beautiful, desirable Eleanor. Though he refuses to endanger her by pressing his claim, his resolve to stay away is sorely tested by the determination of a woman who will not be forsaken again. And when, in a moment's passion, Sean steals another man's bride, it is Eleanor who has the power to steal his heart...
9. A Lady at Last (2006)
Raised as a pirate's daughter, Amanda Carre has not been tutored in the finer social graces. Alone in the world, she has never depended on anyone, until fate intervenes when Cliff de Warenne rescues her from a mob at her father's hanging. Now she must set sail for England to find the mother she never knew, and her chaperone is an infamous ladies' man.... The greatest gentleman privateer of his era, Cliff knows honor demands that he see this beautiful wild child to London and into her socialite mother's arms. He's aware that Amanda is utterly unprepared for a debut in London's ton, so his only recourse is to become her guardian and champion her transformation into a lady--and find her a suitable match. But with every passing moment it becomes harder to deny his jealousy and ire--until Amanda makes her stunning debut, a lady at last. And when his passion is finally released, their love can no longer be denied.
10. The Perfect Bride (2007)
A woman without passion and a man without hope A childhood trauma has left Lady Blanche Harrington incapable of all emotion, least of all love. Now circumstance demands she marry, and Blanche dreads choosing from her horde of fawning suitors. For one very eligible gentleman has not stepped forward.... A war hero and a recluse, Rex de Warenne has long admired Lady Blanche. Though fate and his own dark nature have robbed him of any hope for the kind of future such a lady deserves, Rex is determined to aid her--and keep his feelings to himself. But when their growing friendship leads to a night of shocking passion, Blanche's newfound memories threaten their fragile love...and Blanche's very life.
11. A Dangerous Love (2008)
A Dangerous OBSESSION Torn from his Romany mother's arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother's murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes. And Ariella de Warenne is the perfect object for his lust and revenge....A Dangerous PASSION Ariella de Warenne's heritage assures her a place in proper society, though as a radical and independent thinker she scorns her peers' frivolous pursuits in the Ton, fashion and marriage. Until a Roma camp arrives at Rose Hill, and she finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader, Emilian. Even when he warns her away, threatening that he intends to seduce and destroy her, she cannot refuse him. For Ariella is just as determined to fight for their dangerous love...
12. An Impossible Attraction (2010)
Never say never... With her mother's passing, Alexandra Bolton gave up on love to take care of her family. Now, with the Bolton name in disgrace due to her father's profligate ways, marrying an elderly squire might be the only way to save her family from absolute ruin. But when she meets the infamous Duke of Clarewood, old dreams -- and old passions -- are awakened as never before. Yet she cannot accept his shocking proposition! He is the wealthiest, most powerful peer in the realm, and having witnessed the cold horror of marriage as a child, he has vowed never to wed. But Alexandra Bolton inflames him as no woman has ever done, and she also serves him his first rejection! Now Clarewood -- who always gets what he wants -- will choose which rules to play by. But when passion finally brings them together, a terrible secret threatens to tear them apart….
13. The Promise (2010)
Pride... After a record breaking sail from China, Alexi de Warenne's moment of triumph quickly vanishes. At his welcoming party, his bewitching childhood friend Elysse O'Neill begins flirting with a shipmate, clearly punishing Alexi for his time at sea. But when Alexi finds Elysse desperately struggling in the man's arms, tragedy ensues. Within days, Alexi weds her to save her honor -- and leaves her to forge a new life. And Pretense. Elysse de Warenne rules the ton with her wit and grace, but the whispers of "abandoned bride" follow her ruthlessly. Elysse will never reveal the truth: that she hasn't see her husband in six years -- and they didn't even consummate their marriage! When Alexi unexpectedly returns to England, Elysse will do whatever it takes to win his heart and claim her place at his side.
1. Beyond Scandal (1995) Скандал
Очарователна и невинна, Ан Стюарт се омъжва след скандал за лорд Доменик Сейнт Джордж, но е безжалостно изоставена още е първата брачна нощ. Минават четири години на раздяла и най-привлекателния и загадъчен английски аристократ се завръща в Уейвъри Хол. Ан не може да забрави срама, който Доменик й е причинил. Тя се мъчи да отблъсне неговите домогвания и да не обръща внимание на клюките и слуховете около тях. Поредица от смъртоносни опасности и злостни интриги я отдалечават от нейния загадъчен съпруг, на когото тя не може да повярва отново...
2. The Finer Things (1997)
The Pretender An orphan from London's East End, a fugitive from the poorhouse, Violet Cooper was tired of sleeping on stoops and being hungry and cold. But she dared to enter a world forbidden to her and her kind. Even marriage to a gentle, elderly knight and the title Lady Goodwin could not open closed doors, stop the cold stares, or hush the shadowy rumors of murder... The Aristocrat He was a man of the world. The rules of Victorian society did not interest him, nor could a gauche pretender with a Cockney accent possibly turn his head. Yet Theodore Blake, second son of the Earl of Harding, was immediately compelled by Violet--and soon found himself defending the vulnerable young widow in the face of a murder investigation. But wedding vows were the only way to save her from a certain hanging... Two people from different worlds were brought together by passion, bound together by whispered accusations, and torn apart by scandal and misfortune. The world claimed they should never love each other. Their hearts claimed otherwise.
Deadlу (Francesca Cahill)
1. Deadly Love (2001)
Welcome to the world of Francesca Cahill, crime solver extraordinaire. Francesca is no ordinary heroine. She refuses to bow to convention, wears her heart on her sleeve, and is determined to right the ills and injustices of society. Deadly Love begins her mad escapades when the the neighbors' little boy is kidnapped right out of his bed during a society ball. It is January 18, 1902. Francesca stumbles across the ransom note just as she meets New York City's newly appointed police commissioner, Rick Bragg. And Francesca can no more stay out of this investigation than she can stop herself from falling in love with the city's determined and powerful police commissioner. But little does she know that on this night, her life will change forever.
2. Deadly Pleasure (2002)
Step into the glittering world of New York City's high society at the turn of the last century, where murder and pleasure are one and the same, and love becomes the ultimate weapon... Francesca Cahill comes from one of New York's best families. Her mother is a leading socialite, her father, a millionaire. Their expectations for their daughter are simple - marry well, and soon. But the intrepid and self-styled "Crime-Solver Extraordinaire" has other plans... Francesca discovered she had a penchant for sleuthing when she met Rick Bragg, New York City's powerful and enigmatic Police Commissioner. Together, they solved what was known as the crime of the century. Now, their paths are destined to come together once again, but this time far more dangerously and fatefully. For Francesca is tempted to give in to the desire she and Rick have been resisting. And when Bragg's arch-rival Calder Hart arrives in town, a respectable man is suddenly found dead, and now murder is the name of the game...
3. Deadly Affairs (2002)
As the heiress to a vast fortune amassed by her millionaire father, Francesca Cahill's life should be mapped out for her: find an eligible suitor, marry, and have children. But Francesca is an unconventional young lady who is not about to give up her knack for sleuthing -- even though it brings her closer to danger than she ever could imagine. Murder strikes once again the seamy underbelly of New York's high society, exposing scandalous secrets and unleashing an intense investigation into one of the most brutal crimes the city has ever known. Innocent women are being murdered and there seems to be a strange connection between them. Can Francesca unravel the clues? Or by doing so, will she place herself and other women in grave jeopardy? Francesca must join forces with Rick Bragg, New York City's Police Commissioner and the man she cannot resist loving, as their search takes them through a twisted labyrinth of menacing lies, corruption, and a passion that refuses to be denied...
4. Deadly Desire (2002)
The time is turn-of-the-century New York City. Society's elite host glittering balls inside sprawling mansions while outside, the teeming streets harbor secrets of their own. New York City's Police Commissioner Rick Bragg has more than he can handle: in addition to the hoodlums and thugs that populate the city's underbelly, his feelings for Francesca Cahill are becoming more and more complicated. Francesca is an heiress, an innocent beauty who should marry someone other than him. But Francesca has a remarkable talent for solving crimes--and this puts the two of them too close for comfort. To intensify matters, a Bragg family reunion is taking place in New York. And beautiful, willful Lucy Bragg is being stalked. As the stalking turns to threats, the threats turn to blackmail, and the blackmail turns to something entirely more nefarious than anyone can guess. And so Francesca and Rick begin a harrowing journey through the squalid underworld of the city, as well as the gilded drawing rooms of society. Soon Francesca finds herself irresistibly drawn to two men, to both the dark and the light, to safety and peril, to sensuality and true love...
5. Deadly Caress (2003)
The year is 1902. The place is New York City. A famous stage actress has been found strangled in an artist's studio, and the artist herself has vanished. Francesca Cahill, the city's most unconventional heiress and famous amateur sleuth, is once age on the case=-for the murder victim is none other than her brother's mistress. And when the sole witness to the crime is also found strangled and only one clue is left behind--a silk stocking--it becomes evident that a madman is on the loose. Now more than ever, Francesca is determined to find the City Strangler and bring him to justice. But the trail is a twisted one, and she'll need the help of handsome, dynamic Police Commissioner Rick Bragg--even though she must attempt to end their star-crossed romantic liaison. But now, she also finds herself fending off the advances of his notorious rival, his powerful half-brother, Calder Hart. Ruthlessly pursued by Hart, hopelessly enamored with Bragg, Francesca races against the clock before the City Strangler strikes again, never realizing the consequences that will come when danger and desire become one...
6. Deadly Promise (2003)
With her beloved Francesca Cahill novels, New York Times bestselling author Brenda Joyce has created a truly memorable series that brings turn-of-the-century New York City vividly to life. Readers enter a world where danger, passion and intrigue mingle on every gas-lit street--and where promises come at a most frightening price... It is March of 1902, and Francesca Cahill--Fifth Avenue heiress, undaunted political activist and intrepid amateur sleuth--has just learned of a grave new danger haunting the streets of New York. A beautiful teenage girl named Emily O'Hare is missing, and Francesca fears that the girl has been abducted. Only one person can help her learn the child's fate--but Police Commissioner Rick Bragg may not want to get involved because Francesca has just stunned Rick by accepting a proposal of marriage...from none other than his own rival. Francesca still questions her decision to marry the powerful and notorious Calder Hart. But Rick Bragg is wed to another...and his dazzling wife has just returned after four years abroad to reclaim their marriage. Francesca remains torn between the two very different men--but she desperately tries to set aside the affairs of her heart when she discovers that Emily isn't the first girl to vanish in recent weeks. And when Francesca discovers a trail of deception and lies, when someone very close to her investigation is murdered, Francesca realizes that the evil force behind the girls' abductions may try to find a way to silence her too--if she dares to uncover the truth...
7. Deadly Illusions (2005)
Manhattan, 1902. Irrepressible heiress and intrepid sleuth Francesca Cahill moves from her own elegant world of Fifth Avenue to the teeming underbelly of society, a place of pride, passions...and sometimes deadly perversions. Despite the misgivings of her fiance, Calder Hart, Francesca cannot turn away from a threat that is terrorizing the tenement neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. A madman has attacked three women, but while the first two victims survived, the third is dead, raising the stakes. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen -- and Francesca fears that Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil, two friends who live nearby, could be next. Soon she is working with her former love, police commissioner Rick Bragg -- Calder's half brother and worst rival. But even as Calder's jealous passions leave his relationship with Francesca teetering on the brink, Francesca is frantically on the killer's trail, certain The Slasher will strike again -- afraid she will be too late....
8. Deadly Kisses (2006)
"I DID NOT KILL ANYONE, FRANCESCA. AND THE FACT THAT YOU WICH TO DESTROY EVIDENCE SUGGESTS YOU THINK ME CAPABLE OF MURDER." NEW YORK, 1902 Called to the home of her fiance Calder Hart's former mistress late one night, amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill's curiosity is piqued. But upon arrival, she is shocked to find Daisy Jones's bloodied body - and even more devastated when the evidence points to one suspect: Calder. Francesca cannot - will not - believe that Calder is capable of such an act. Still, she is unable to shake her instinctive sense that Calder is lying about something. The police are far less inclined to believe his innocence, and Calder is arrested for Daisy's murder. But Francesca's heart is not easily swayed...until a life-altering secret is exposed that could destroy their future together.
9. Deadly Vows (2011)
On the morning of her wedding to Calder Hart, amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill is lured away to a private viewing of a portrait that could destroy her entire family: the nude Hart commissioned of her. Her desperate quest to recover the scandalous portrait leads her into a dangerous trap with no way to escape - until it's too late. And when Francesca finally arrives at the church, it's vacant. She has unintentionally jilted Hart at the altar. When Hart tells her their estrangement is for the best, Francesca is devastated. With a blackmailer intent on destroying her reputation, Francesca turns to Rick Bragg, the city's powerful police commissioner. Together they scour the sordid streets of lower Manhattan, following a deliberately laid trail of clues in a race against the clock. And once it becomes clear that Bragg's marriage is failing, Francesca must war with her feelings for him, battle Hart's jealousy and escape a killer - all as she fights to win Hart back. But sometimes, passion just cannot be denied..
Masters of Time
1. Dark Seduction (2007)
HIGHLAND WARRIORS SWORN TO PROTECT INNOCENCE THROUGH THE AGES... Malcolm of Dunroch is a newly chosen Master, a novice to his extraordinary--and dangerous--powers. But he has already broken his vows--and a young woman's death is on his hands. Malcolm is determined to fight his darkest desires, denying himself all pleasure...until fate sends him another Innocent, the beautiful bookseller Claire Camden. DESIRE IS THE FIRST WEAPON. Since her mother's murder, Claire has done everything possible to make a safe, secure life for herself in a city where danger lurks on every street corner, especially in the dark of night. But nothing can prepare her for the powerful and sexual medieval warrior who sweeps her back into his time--a treacherous, frightening world where the hunters and the hunted are one and the same. Claire needs Malcolm to survive, yet she must somehow keep the dangerously seductive Master at arm's length. For Malcolm's soul is at stake--and fulfilling his desires could prove fatal....
2. Dark Rival (2007)
HIGHLAND WARRIORS SWORN TO PROTECT INNOCENCE THROUGHOUT THE AGES... A golden man, he is called Black Royce--a battle-hardened soldier of the gods. His vows are his life--until he is sent to New York City to protect a Healer from those who would use her powers for themselves. The moment Royce sees beautiful, feisty Allie Monroe, he knows she will be his only weakness--and he is right. DESTINY IS A DANGEROUS THING Allie Monroe is more than an heiress. She is a Healer, willing to do anything to save victims of the evil that lurks in the city at night. But alone, she can do only so much--until destiny sends her the darkest Highlander of them all. Then evil strikes and Royce is destroyed before Allie's eyes. Now Allie will do anything to save Royce--even if it means going back in time to a dark, dangerous world. Confronting their enemies could cost not only their lives, but their love--for all eternity.
3. Dark Embrace (2008)
A HIGHLAND WARRIOR SWORN TO PROTECT INNOCENCE THROUGHOUT THE AGES.. Aidan, the Wolf of Awe, has abandoned the Brotherhood and forsaken his vows. Feared by all and trusted by none, he hunts alone, seeking vengeance against the evil that destroyed his son. He has not saved an Innocent in sixty-six years--until he hears Brianna Rose's scream of terror across centuries, and leaps to modern-day Manhattan to rescue her.... HER SEDUCTION. HIS SALVATION. Brie is a gifted empath who spends her time fighting evil from the safety of her laptop--and fantasizing about the medieval Highlander she met just once. Still, her life is pretty ordinary--until she awakens one night consumed with Aidan's pain and rage. When Aidan suddenly appears and takes her hostage, Brie cannot believe how dark and dangerous he has become. She knows she should be afraid, but instead, she will fight across time for his redemption...and his love. EVERY ROSE WOMAN WAS HER DESTINY
4. Dark Victory (2009)
HIGHLAND WARRIORS, SWORN TO PROTECT INNOCENCE THROUGH THE AGES... A dark, ruthless Highlander, the Black Macleod has refused his destiny. His life is revenge for the massacre of his family. His enemies' insults--that he is a man of stone--only amuse him. But fate is impatient, and when a woman from another time dares to summon him, he cannot resist her powers--or her....A HIGHLANDER DRIVEN BY VENGEANCE, THE WOMAN WHO WILL SAVE HIM. A schoolteacher by day, Tabitha Rose uses her magic to protect others by night. When the vision of a dark Highlander, bloody and burned, appears to Tabby, she knows she has been called to help him, no matter how frightening he might be. But what Tabby doesn't expect is to be taken against her will to his dark, violent time. And when evil begins to stalk her, she realizes she must fight for far more than his destiny--she must fight for her love.... EVERY ROSE WOMAN WAS HER DESTINY
5. Dark Lover (2009)
HIGHLAND WARRIORS, SWORN TO PROTECT INNOCENCE THROUGH THE AGES... Ian Maclean's arrogance hides a terrible secret--for decades he was held prisoner by demons. Not a day goes by that he isn't tormented by his darkest fears of powerlessness. Now he is about to sell to the highest bidder a page he's stolen from the Book of Power--if one woman doesn't stop him. EVERY ROSE WOMAN HAS HER DESTINY Slayer Samantha Rose's latest mission is to recover the stolen page--and get payback from the only man who's ever rejected her. What she hasn't counted on is the raging attraction between them--or her growing realization of what Maclean has survived. As the powers of the evil from his past gather, Sam will do anything to help him--even if it means following him into time and facing his worst nightmares with him.....
1.The Darkest Heart (1989)
SHE WAS CALLED THE BELLE OF THE SOUTHWEST Beautiful Candice Carter enjoyed the attentions of every eligible man in the New Mexico Territory, until her reckless heart led her to near death in the desert. But rescue came from a savage...Jack Savage, the hard-muscled Indian warrior who both terrified and fascinated her. Suddenly she was at the mercy of an arrogant halfbreed whose forbidden passion she dared not admit she wanted to taste. HE WAS CALLED SAVAGE From the moment he saw her, Jack branded Candice his woman. No matter that he had chosen the Indian way...no matter that he could hang for touching her. Nothing could stop him from making her his reluctant bride. Vowing to teach her every sensual pleasure, he set out to tame the fiery spirit of the blonde beauty who had stolen his soul. But as war raged between the white man and the Apache, he found himself torn between duty to his people and a forbidden love he could not resist and could not live without!
2.The Fires of Paradise (1992) Огньовете на рая
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1. Seduction (2012)
Dominic Paget, the earl of Bedford, will do anything to resume spying upon Britain's enemies. Badly wounded, he is put will do anything in the care of a beautiful gentlewoman, Julianne Greystone, only to discover that her sympathies lie with his enemies. Yet he can't help but seduce the woman who saved his life--hoping she never learns of his betrayal. Julianne is captivated by the wounded stranger she believes is a revolutionary hero. Until she discovers the truth...her "hero" is the privileged earl of Bedford. Devastated and determined to forget him, Julianne travels to London. But when she finds herself in danger, it is Bedford who comes to the rescue. Now Julianne must navigate the intrigues of a perilous city, the wild yearnings of her own heart and the explosion of their passion....
2. Persuasion (2012)
Betrayal Tore Them Apart Amelia Greystone was deeply in love when the earl of St. Just abruptly ended his courtship and left Cornwall ten years earlier. So she is stunned when Simon returns, recently widowed. Now she must forget the past they shared and his betrayal and console him as any neighbor would. Simon has changed-he is dark and haunted now-but he can still make her reel with a single look. When he offers her the position of housekeeper, Amelia knows she must refuse. But for the sake of his children,she throws all caution to the wind....
Passion Will Reunite Them A British spy, Simon Grenville is now playing both sidesin a time of war, his goal to keep his sons safe. Yet when heis brought face-to-face with the woman he once loved, he realizes nothing about his feelings for Amelia has changed-if anything, they are even stronger. Still, Simon knows he must stay away from Amelia; his life is too dangerous now. But sometimes passion is too strong to be denied....
3. Surrender (2012)
A Desperate Widow Once a penniless orphan, Evelyn D'Orsay became a countess and a bride at the tender age of sixteen. But the flames of revolution forced her to flee France, with the aid of a notorious smuggler. Recently widowed and without any means, Evelyn knows she must retrieve the family fortune from France for her daughter's sake-but only one man can help her...the smuggler she cannot forget.
A Dangerous Spy Jack Greystone has been smuggling since he was a small boy-and he has been spying since the wars began. An outlaw with a bounty on his head, he is in hiding when he becomes aware of the Countess's inquiries about him. He is reluctant to come to her aid yet again, for he has never been able to forget her. But he soon realizes he'll surrender anything to be with the woman he loves....
Rose in the Storm
1. A Rose in the Storm (2013)
When Rivalry Becomes Passion With warfare blazing through Scotland, the fate of the Comyn-MacDougall legacy depends on one woman. Recently orphaned, young Margaret Comyn must secure her clan's safety through an arranged marriage. But when an enemy invasion puts her at the mercy of the notorious Wolf of Lochaber, her every loyalty-and secret want-will be challenged. And a Kingdom Is at Stake Legendary warrior Alexander "the Wolf" MacDonald rides with Robert Bruce to seize the throne of Scotland.
2. A Sword Upon the Rose (2014)
A bastard daughter, Alana was cast away at birth and forgotten by her mighty Comyn family. Raised in solitude by her grandmother, she has remained at a safe distance from the war raging through Scotland. But when a battle comes close to home and she finds herself compelled to save an enemy warrior from death, her own life is thrown into danger. Iain of Islay's allegiance is to the formidable Robert Bruce. His beautiful rescuer captures both his attention and his desire, but Alana must keep her identity a secret even as she is swept up into a wild and forbidden affair. But as Bruce's army begins the final destruction of the earldom, Alana must decide between the family whose acceptance she's always sought, or the man she so wrongly loves.
Lovers and Liars (1989)
LOVERS... BELINDA -- The movie mogul's sensual, stunning daughter, she was determined to make it on her own as a screenwriter. Independent and driven to succeed, she never dreamed she'd be sidetracked by her own need for a Hollywood superstud who made her feel like a woman ... and act like a whore. JACK -- The street tough who became the sexiest star in Hollywood. He was hooked on pleasure and pretty women, but the dark secret in his past made him hot to seduce Belinda for the sweetest of all reasons--revenge. AND LIARS In Hollywood the last words a woman should believe are spoken when she's between black satin sheets and in her lover's arms.
Captive (1996) Похитена
Един ден Александра вижда портрета на странен и неотразим мъж и попада под загадъчната му власт. Тя се подчинявана на тайнствения повик и заминава за Близкия Изток. И тук изведнъж се оказва похитена в един свят на интриги, разкош и чувствено робство... Скоро и Блекуел - тайнственият мъж от портрета - идва при нея и мечтата става реалност. Те са пленници на съдбата, която може да ги унищожи или... Завинаги да промени хода на историята...
She Played a Dangerous Game Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the ton's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man-the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov. He Was a Dangerous Target His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social "convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins-a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance. And They Played for the Ultimate Prize... As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back-for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.
The Rival (1998)
AMIDST WHISPERS OF TREACHERY AND MURDER, THE STANHOPE HEIR VANISHES WITHOUT A TRACE... After Lionel De Vere's mysterious disappearance, Garrick De Vere becomes heir to an estate shrouded in scandal. Blackmailed by his powerful father into returning to England after a decade long exile, Garrick finds himself forced into confronting the past and defending his innocence against those who wished to see him banished forever. SHE DARED TO LOVE THE MAN ALL OF LONDON HATED... Lady Olivia Grey and her daughter both possess the shattering "gift" of sight, and it is this vision which drives Olivia from a loveless marriage directly into the heart of a bitter rivalry between two brothers, placing both herself and her daughter it jeopardy-as lies, secrets and ancient passions threaten to destroy everyone involved. They were strangers and outcasts, thrown together by would not die. Together they fought to expose a legacy of deceit and claim the love that defied their entire world.
The Third Heiress (1999) Шепот от миналото
Дните и нощите на Джил Галагър са белязани от самотата, докато Харолд Шелдън влиза в живота й и го променя завинаги. В един студен априлски ден двамата влюбени пътуват към романтичен хотел на Северното крайбрежие. Там ще прекарат прекрасен интимен уикенд преди Джил, професионална балерина, да се впусне в бесния маратон от представления на Бродуей. След кратка, но болезнена кавга Джил изгубва контрол над колата, блъсва се в едно дърво и убива най-скъпия човек в живота си. Обляна в сълзи,тя се опитва да спаси Харолд, но чува само предсмъртните му думи "Кейт!". Защо Кейт? Коя е Кейт? Въпросите като с нож пронизват съзнанието на съкрушената Джил. Тя заминава за Англия, за да присъства на погребението на Харолд, но там я посреща леденото враждебно мълчание на роднините му, наследници на богата аристократична фамилия. Случайно попадайки на една стара снимка, Джил предприема подробно разследване, за да открие самоличността на Кейт. Но то се оказва твърде неудобно за многоуважаваното, почтено семейство Шелдън, което години наред ревсностно пази една тайна, водеща към жестоко престъпление. Възпламеняват се страсти, изплуват отдавна погребани позорни деяния, опетнили безупречната репутация на Шелдънови. И колкото повече се приближава към истината, Джил се ужасява от натрапчивото откритие, че най-близките ни приятели са най-големите ни врагове.
The Chase (2002)
The story of one woman whose perfect life comes to an end when she is caught up in the chase for a brilliant and cold-blooded killer... Claire Hayden has no idea that her world is about to be shattered. At the conclusion of her husband's fortieth birthday party, he is found murdered. He has no enemies. He has committed no crimes. He has no shady past. Or at least, that's what Claire thinks... Claire's search for the truth leads her to the mysterious Ian Marshall, a stranger who first appeared in her life on the night of her husband's murder, a stranger whom she senses is somehow involved. As Claire and Ian team up to track down their quarry. Ian proves himself to be a dangerous man: dangerous not just to Claire's heart, but to her mind. And Claire has no choice but to trust the stranger at her side. The chase for the killer takes them from San Francisco to New York and London and casts them into a web of danger and confrontation, deception and murderous lies. Someone has been killing this way for decades. Someone who will do anything to keep his identity a secret. Does Ian Marshall know more than he can or will say? And then Claire makes a terrifying discovery: the killer may be someone very close to her--and she may be next...
Double Take (2003)
Kait London has been estranged from her twin sister for years. She has never understood why and has always regretted it. When her phone rings in the middle of the night, Kait learns that Lana desperately needs her help. All Kait has to do is take her place, for two days, at her home in the horse country of Virginia. If Kait can play this role convincingly, she will save Lana's life. This is a game the twins have played before. But never like this. For the charade is much more difficult to pull off than when they were children. Lana has many secrets, secrets she has kept from everyone, including Kait---and she has as many enemies---including her own husband. Kait had not been expecting Trev Coleman to be in residence. Worse, she is soon forced to recognize how darkly seductive he is---and that he may very well be her worst enemy. And then Kait realizes that she is directly in the line of fire. Someone is deliberately stalking Lana, but Kait is the trapped prey. Filled with stunning twists and turns, with mind games and body heat, Double Take is a taut romantic thriller from an author who delivers one surprise after another until the very last page.
A Gift of Joy (1995) (with Jo Goodman, Virginia Henley and Fern Michaels)
В този сборник Бренда участва с новелата The Miracle - Чудото
Heart of the Home (1997) (with Denise Domning, Fern Michaels and Bronwyn Williams)
В този сборник Бренда участва с новелата The Awakening: No Greater Love... Here, in this very special collection, are four exquisite tales by today's most beloved and talented writers of romantic fiction. Shimmering with emotion, brushed with scandal, and touched with insights into the human heart, these wonderful stories of loss and renewal show us that the power of love is immeasurable. So celebrate the gift of children and the calling of motherhood with this evocative and richly drawn treasury of love and hope by authors who know that home is where the heart is. An unmarried lass 'in trouble' in Boston finds she is not so alone after all.
Outlaw Love (1997) (with Connie Brockway, Cait Logan and Stephanie Mittman)
В този сборник Бренда участва с новелата Sundown: DANGEROUS MEN . . . SPIRITED WOMEN . . . UNTAMED DESIRES THAT SET THE WILD WEST AFIRE . . . . Passion begins at "Sundown" as a spinster schoolteacher finds a wounded fugitive in her father's bed and compromises her honor to rescue him from a waiting noose.
Scandalous Weddings (1998) (with Rexanne Becnel, Jill Jones and Barbara Dawson Smith)
В този сборник Бренда участва с новелата In the Light of Day: You're invited to four unforgettable weddings - each with a scandal that would make a bride blush! In this delightfully wicked collection, four bestselling authors depict weddings at their most scandalous - and tying the knot has never been so outrageous. Steamy, sensuous, and more delicious than a piece of wedding cake, Scandalous Weddings is the romantic event of the season!
Perfect Secrets (1999) (with Kathleen Kane, Judith O'Brien and Delia Parr)
В този сборник Бренда участва с новелата When Dreams Won't Die: Everyone has one. Everyone loves to hear one. Secrets can last for years, or can be exposed in one shocking moment. And sometimes, secrets can be the perfect thing to bring even the most unlikely lovers together... From the foothills of east Texas to the moss-draped riverbanks of Savannah; from a small town in Upstate New York to the sun-baked terrain of the Old West, four spectacular authors deliver romantic and unforgettable tales of scandals, deception and perfect secrets. Illusions will be shattered, lives will be changed - and nothing will ever be the same once they're revealed....
Five Golden Rings (2000) (with Jo Beverley, Kat Martin, Fern Michaels and Katherine Sutcliffe)
В този сборник Бренда участва с новелата The Miracle - Чудото