Samantha James (Sandra James, Sandra Kleinschmit) - Саманта Джеймс е родена в Илинойс, САЩ. Има щастливо детство и отрано се увлича по историята. Работи като детектив, но след като ражда третата си дъщеря, решава да остави детективската работа на съпруга си. И тогава тя открива магията на историческия романс. Днес Саманта е бестселъров автор на "Ню Йорк Таймс" с многобройни верни почитателки.
=Саманта Джеймс (псевдоним)=
1. His Wicked Ways (1999)
From across the Scottish Highlands strides Cameron MacKay, the last member of the once powerful Clan MacKay. Handsome, fearless, and determined, he is a man who catches the eye of many a woman... yet he has but one goal--to find Meredith, last daughter of the Clan Munro...and force her to provide him with an heir.
2. His Wicked Promise (2000)
When Egan MacBain takes beautiful Glenda MacKay as his bride, it appears that he's done so for the noblest of reasons. In truth, he has vowed at last to claim the woman he's always loved--yet once lost--to another man. But the rugged Highlander is determined to keep his passion hidden while he woos her with his gentle caress and wicked kisses. For he will not have an unwilling wife and will only show his tenderness once she is tamed.
1. A Perfect Bride (2004)
Devon St. James must surely be dreaming! She closes her eyes in London's poorest slum, and awakens wrapped in fine linens ... staring into the eyes of the most gorgeous man she has ever seen! Sebastian Sterling, marquess of Thurston, is clearly shocked to have a girl from the streets in his bed, though the heat of the desire burning in his gaze is unmistakable. But if he believes Devon will easily submit, he is quite mistaken!
2. A Perfect Groom (2004)
Proud of his reputation as a rogue, Justin Sterling intends tobe the first to bed "The Unattainable" -- the Season's most luscious debutante -- and win the wager that's the talk of the ton. However, he never expected the enchantress in question to be Arabella Templeton, who once stole his heart and owns it still. Now the notorious scoundrel will have to prove to her that his intentions are honorable ... while protecting her virtue from every other rascal in London.
3. A Perfect Hero (2005) Съвършен герой
Откакто лейди Джулиана е била изоставена буквално пред олтара, тя ненавижда всички мъже. Но когато внезапно един опасен разбойник я отвлича, тя се озовава в нова ситуация. Този мъж е не само красив, но и благороден - истински съвършен герой. И скоро между двамата започват да прехвърчат искри...
1. The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell (2007)
A cruel twist of fate changed Simon Blackwell's life irreparably. A man of intense passions, he resolved to deny his emotions and desires forever, taking refuge in the wilds of the moorlands and shutting himself off from the world. But on one extraordinary night, on a rare trip to London, the unthinkable occurs. An intoxicatingly beautiful stranger stirs the sensuous hunger he has sworn to resist. Simon Blackwell believed that no woman could tempt him.
2. The Seduction of an Unknown Lady (2008)
Seduction is something Fionna Hawkes knows nothing about. So when she encounters a sexy stranger on a moonlit street, her first instinct is to defend herself against her darkly handsome suitor. But letting go of suspicion and allowing herself to fall for Lord Aidan McBride brings even greater danger. In his eyes, she glimpses a powerful passion she longs to fulfill. In his arms, she aches with the secret she longs to unburden. A secret that could cost her her livelihood—and her life.
3. Bride of a Wicked Scotsman (2009)
Lady Maura O'Donnell swore to her father on his deathbed that she'd recover the Circle of Light, an enchanted Celtic relic that had brought the family prosperity - until it was stolen a century earlier by a notorious pirate. Now the pirate's descendant, the Duke of Gleneden, holds this rare treasure, and Maura would give anything to get it back . . . Alec McBride knows when he's been had. Lady Maura tricked him into marriage with the expertise of a born seductress, and now she'll pay for her treachery. He'll ravish her, tempt her, tame her - until she sorely wishes she'd never heard of the Duke of Gleneden. Caught up in their game of revenge, Alec and Maura never notice what is happening in their hearts - until it's too late.
Lords of Sheffield Square
1. The Sins of Viscount Sutherland (2011)
Claire Ashcroft has good reason to despise Viscount Grayson Sutherland. A wildly unpredictable man with a frightening reputation, Sutherland is responsible for a death that deeply pains her. She'd kill him if she could. Instead, she'll employ her feminine wiles to make him pay. And once he's deeply, irreversibly in love with her, she'll shatter his vulnerable heart.
2. The Pleasures of a Duke (2012)
My Cherished Enemy (1992)
Seeking protection from her scheming uncle, Kathryn of Ashbury is forced to turn to her despised enemy, Guy de Marche, an arrogant knight who demands more from her than she is willing to give.
My Rebellious Heart (1993)
Determined to avenge her father's death, Princess Shana lures Thorne de Wilde, Earl of Weston, into the forest to have him killed, but finds that her feelings for him may ruin her plans.
Outlaw Heart (1993)
Worried that her vengeance-seeking brother will die at the hands of Stringer Sam, the man who killed their father, Abby MacKenzie uses her feminine wiles to force handsome gunslinger Kane to take her to Sam's hideout.
Gabriel's Bride (1994)
Trapped by duty - and the demands of his cruel,unyielding father - Lord Gabriel Sinclair, the dark and moody Earl of Wakefield, is being forced to find a bride. But Gabriel plans an exquisite revenge on his cold-hearted parent: wedding the sultry, low-born Yankee wench who tried to steal his watch. Ragged and beautiful Cassie McClellan is desperate to escape her life of poverty - and, therefore, willingly accepts the handsome, arrogant aristocrat's offer of marriage in name only. But neither is prepared for the awakening passions that will bind their fragile, damaged hearts - or the blistering, sensual need that comples them both to surrender body and soul.
My Lord Conqueror (1995)
By rights, Merrick of Normandy should shun the serpent-tongued beauty who wishes him dead. But Alana's sensuous fire draws him to her - and burns him to his warrior soul. It is he who is lord and she the captive. Yet Merrick can never claim true victory until the proud Saxon maid shares his passion - and embraces him as master of her heart.
Just One Kiss (1996)
Cheated out of her inheritance by a willful stepmother, Lady Elizabeth Stanton follows Nathaniel O'Connor to America - eager to accept the dashing shipbuilder's proposal of marriage. But it is a stranger who greets the penniless miss at her intended's door - the true owner of the grand Boston mansion, Nathaniel's handsome, secretive and insufferable older brother, Morgan.
Every Wish Fulfilled (1997)
Resigned to spinsterhood, Heather Duval oversees her guardian's country property. Her affections are soon stirred by Damien Tremayne, the mysterious new estate manager. Yet, unbeknownst to Heather, Damien took the position to pursssue purpose--one that if revealed, will destroy their blossoming passion.
A Promise Given (1998)
The proud head of his Highland clan, Ian MacGregor has returned, cloaked in secrets, to the place where he spent many carefree years, in order to marry Margaret Kincaid-the lowlands lass to whom he has been betrothed since his youth. But it is the wild spirited and hauntingly beautiful Sabrina Kincaid who catches Ian's eye. And when Margaret mysteriously vanishes, he willingly accepts Sabrina as his bride in her sister's stead.
One Moonlit Night (1998)
Forced to leave her home in the vicarage, proud and resolute Olivia Sherwood has hired on at Ravenwood Hall, where preparation for the new earl's arrival is underway. At first glance, Olivia stands transfixed by the dashing gallant with eyes dark and gleaming in the moonlight. Though his origins are shadowed in secrets, and Olivia knows better than to trust a man she's never met, she is intoxicated by him.
Millennium Memoirs (1999)
The Truest Heart (2001)
During the darkest days of Bad King John's rule, the barons of England hoped to seize power for themselves, leaving the common people to suffer cruel taxes and endless turmoil. In the midst of this fear and oppression, Lady Gillian's father attempts regicide - and fails. Hiding in a cottage in the wilds of Cornwall, Gillian offers aid to a shipwrecked man, grateful for the company of another lost soul - even one with no memory of anything except his name. But, as Gillian's gentle touches heal his wounds and soothe his soul, Gareth's mind begins to clear. He remembers that his king has ordered him to kill this woman he has come to love.
Married at Midnight (1996) (with Jo Beverley, Tanya Anne Crosby and Kathleen Woodiwiss)
В този сборник Саманта участва с новелата Scandal's Bride, която е в поредица с Every Wish Fulfilled (1997): Victoria is faced with an ultimatum; say yes to one of the three marriage offers she currently has on the table or her father is going to pick one for her. Instead she decides to create a scandal by kissing a stranger and hopefully getting all three offers rescinded. However, she never expected her father to force her to marry Miles after walking in on them kissing.
=Сандра Джеймс (псевдоним)=
Spring Thunder (1988)
Jessica Culver was the proud owner of a run-down house, twenty acres of land . . . and a dream. She was determined to start a nursery business, even though she was struggling with the trauma of her recent divorce and the unfamiliar demands of her newborn son. So when Brody Alexander came looking for work, he seemed more a godsend than a hired hand. Brody was tough, reliable and gentle with her child. Yet Jessica's attraction to Brody was reckless. She knew almost nothing about him--except his power to awaken a long-dormant response in her soul.
Summer Lightning (1989)
Maggie Howard was furious when she discovered Jared McBride was registered at her vacation lodge. She hated the McBride family; they had caused her nothing but grief in the past. But Jared was there to stay. He was determined to open the logging operation his father had shut down several years ago. Maggie was equally determined to block his every move: McBride Lumber had played too often with the lives of families in Silver Creek. Yet, when it came to fighting Jared McBride, Maggie's greatest struggle was with her heart.
A Family Affair (1986)
As an act of compassion, Jenna Bradford had served as surrogate mother for a childless couple. Now, on the brink of marriage herself, she found she couldn't erase the memory of the son she'd borne. Determined to see him one last time, she did not count on such strong opposition from Ward Garrison, the child's father. Widowed and guilt-ridden, Ward remained fiercely protective of his Robbie. Slowly Jenna grew closer to her son. But it was much more difficult to penetrate Ward's defensive veneer, and find a place in his heart.
Matt Richardson had not been Mayor Angie Hall's first choice for chief of police. After all, a small city like Westridge was hardly the place for a tough ex-cop from Chicago. But Angie had been wrong. Matt fit in perfectly--a little too perfectly for Angie's liking. Soon Matt had won the hearts of everyone, from his taciturn secretary to Angie's two little girls. But the heart he really wanted was Angie's. How could Angie tell him that it wasn't hers to give, that it held a secret she could never reveal.
Stronger by Far (1987)
Kate McAllister's ex-husband had been kidnapped, and she had only forty-eight hours to meet the ransom demands: she had to show up with fifty thousand dollars at a Mexico City hotel--alone. Kate was sensible enough to realize the danger of a solo venture. The one man she could turn to was Jason Davalos, yet Jason hated her ex-husband. He had every reason to refuse Kate--except one. He had once loved her.
Guardian Angel (1988) Пратеник на съдбата
Младата психиатърка Кристин Майкълс лекува човешките души, но не може да потуши болката в своята. Две години след смъртта на малкото си момченце и раздялата със съпруга си тя продължава да страда за тях. Крис е обещала на майка си тази година да не прекарва Коледа сама, но дълбоко в сърцето си знае, че няма да удържи на думата си. Малко преди празника се появява чаровният Логан Гарисън и Крие разбира, че това е мъжът, комуто може да се довери...
North of Eden (1989) На север от Рая
Животът му зависеше изцяло от нея... Съдията Зак Корбет отчаяно се нуждае от планински водач, с чиято помощ да проследи и залови опасен престъпник в коварните високи планини на Орегон. Единственият достатъчно опитен човек обаче е... жена. Ранди Пиърс съзнава, че ако не приеме да помогне на Зак, упоритият съдия ще тръгне сам. Ранди вече е загубила годеника си в подножието на опасните върхове. Тя се бои, че планината ще вземе нова жертва...
Almost Heaven (1990) Болезнена тайна
Научила смразяващ кръвта факт от живота на своя съпруг, Лесли Уилсън се развежда с него. Младата жена заминава да прекара едно тихо и спокойно лято в Сан Диего със семейството на своята най-близка приятелка. Много скоро се оказва, че в този уютен дом не само тя крие болезнена тайна...
Laura Ferguson should have been thrilled when her two sons, Scott and Danny, became friendly with their new neighbor, Bryce McClain. After all, the fatherless boys needed a man in their lives. And Laura herself was drawn to Bryce's strength and caring.
Like a Lover (1991)
Cass Lawrence's new neighbor made quite an impression when he rescued her four kids from a fire in her home. But Cass knew from experience that men weren't really heroes. Besides, one look at sexy Tyler Grant made it clear that he was better at starting fires than putting them out!
Nothing but Trouble (1992)
Thirteen-year-old Frankie Lombardi was a "problem student," and Samantha Taylor, her school guidance counselor, was determined to find out why. Sure, Frankie acted tough, but Samantha suspected that her swaggering exterior hid a frightened little girl. Juvenile probation officer Vince Larusso disagreed. Frankie was a convicted thief, he pointed out, and becoming involved with her would only bring grief.
To Have and to Hold (1992) (with Barbara Bretton, Rita Clay Estrada and Debbie Macomber)
В този сборник Саманта участва с новелата Bride in Blue: At her first wedding, Kate Harrison was left at the altar. Now she feared she'd never make it that far for her second. Just weeks away from the big day, Kate met Grant Richards at a remote river inn. Marriage was still on her mind--but with a different groom!
Making Babies (1995) (with Pamela Browning and Karen Young)
В този сборник Саманта участва с новелата A Family Afair
Probable Cause (1984)
Jami Simpson was a vision in blue -- officers' blue -- when she ordered the suspected burglar up against the wall of the doctor's office. True, he looked more like a Greek god than a criminal, but Jami was taking no chances. When she began to frisk him for concealed weapons, though, her professional cool evaporated. And instead of handcuffing her "perpetrator", Jami was overpowered -- by the burning blue eyes of Dr. Lance Morgan! With his kiss, even her bulletproof vest couldn't protect her against his potent appeal. But Lance demanded more than her cautious heart had learned to give -- the unshakable trust of true love....
Love Undercover (1986)
Brittany Daniels wanted a big story--a scoop that would prove her investigative reporting skills and make her invaluable to the L.A. Examiner. But the only way she had a chance to get the inside dirt on a local mobster was to tag along with police detective Gabe Spencer. Not that Brittany minded being part of an undercover team, especially when the other half was so good-looking. It was Gabe who seemed leery of working with a reporter. But then, Brittany played her role of a gangster's moll so well that even the coolly professional Gabe started to think that it wasn't so bad to fall in love on the job, after all...
Heaven On Earth (1986)
Samantha Monroe planned to spend the summer swept away in a world of fantasy created by her favorite romance author. Then one day a real live fantasy man appeared before her on the beach. Jason Armstrong seemed to have stepped from the pages of Love's Sweet Bondage. When he revealed himself as her beloved romance writer "Cathryn James," Samantha knew she was in trouble. Jason's cavalier attitude toward love was nothing like what she expected from a writer of romances. Samantha believed in love. Was it possible that even though Jason could capture a woman's most intimate fantasies on paper, he himself had no heart to lose?
Irresistible Force (1988)
Clay Christensen needed an honest partner for his investigation, one who was above temptation. Now he wondered if he'd chosen too well. Kit O'Connell not only seemed able to resist temptation, but she also seemed able to resist him! Kit wanted to believe in Clay's persistent attention, yet she couldn't forget her ex-husband's lies. Every time Clay whispered "I love you," Kit reminded herself that it was only part of his cover. Still, the magnetism drawing them together was unlike anything either had ever felt. And everyone knows you're bound for trouble when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.