Andrea Kane - Андреа Кейн е бестселъров автор на Ню Йорк Таймс. Живее в Ню Джърси със семейството си.
1. My Heart's Desire (1991)
Never Were There Two More Unlikely People to Fall in Love... Lady Alexandria Cassel scorned London's frivolous social whirl, seeking adventure as a stowaway aboard a merchant ship. Drake Barrett was the vessel's powerful captain -- and a cynical duke who disdained a noble's shallow life. At sea he revealed neither his origins nor his wealth, and to Alexandria he was simply a man who made her cool reserve fly with the winds... whose desire for her was as wild as the ocean they sailed. Caught in the crossfire of war, they were shipwrecked on an idyllic island, where they tasted perfect passion ... and tenderness. But Drake dreaded the day of their rescue--when his love would discover that the virile man she adored was at the pinnacle of the aristocracy she despised. Hardly did they suspect the base treachery that would soon threaten them ... and the dangers each would brave to join forever their hearts and lives!
2. Samantha (1994)
Lady Samantha Barrett is determined to find the man of her dreams. Of course, he must be devastatingly handsome and just a bit dangerous. Now, her coach is filled with a collection of gothic novels and her head with romantic notions as she eagerly leaves her brother's country estate for her first London Season. Still unsophisticated and too innocent by far, Samantha is ill-prepared for the hypocrisy of the ton or for the formidable stranger who crosses her path -- a stranger she is sure must be her long-awaited hero... Remington Worth, the Earl of Gresham, is reputed to be anything but a hero. He is, however, intrigued by the fresh, young Lady Samantha. At sea, Remington had been a brilliant captain. To help save is country, he has become the Crown's most deadly and dedicated covert agent, posing as a notorious womanizer and blackmailer. His latest orders are to investigate the mysterious disappearance of England's prized merchant vessels. He will allow no one to get in his way or touch his heart -- until Samantha.
1. The Last Duke (1995) Последният херцог
Лейди Дафни Уиндам е единственото дете на жестокия маркиз Трагмор. Непокорният дух на Дафни обаче не приема диктата на ужасния си баща. Нощите й са изпълнени с мечти за "Бандита на тенекиената чаша" - мъжественият Пиърс Торнтън. А когато той се появява в спалнята й, тя разбира, че и най-лудите й мечти може би ще се осъществят...
2. The Theft (1998)
Lady Noelle Bromleigh is determined to unravel the mystery shrouding her birth. She coaxes information from her loving adoptive parents--information on the unscrupulous Franco-Baricci, who seduced and abandoned her mother. But knowledge alone is not enough, for Noelle can't rest until she makes peace with her past. Despite the danger Baricci represents, she travels to London to investigate him. There, she finds both peril and excitement greater than she ever imagined when she meets an enigmatic but seductive stranger with a dark mission. Ashford Thornton, the earl of Tremlett, is hot on the trail of the art thief Baricci, and he has good reason to suspect that lovely Noelle could be involved. She may seem an innocent, but her interest in Baricci is highly suspect. And even if Noelle isn't Baricci's accomplice, Ashford cannot afford to let her steal his heart. For Baricci is not the only man with secrets--and the one Ashford is hiding could endanger the woman he is fast coming to love.
1. Legacy of the Diamond (1997)
COURTNEY JOHNSTON, the lively daughter of a sea captain, is swept underneath a wave of despair when a pirate forces her father overboard. Taken captive and used in a sinister plot to win an English nobleman's rare black diamond, she now lives to fulfill one burning desire: to avenge her father's death. SLAYDE HUNTLEY, the Earl of Pembourne, will do anything to ransom his missing sister, Aurora, even turn over the priceless gem that has been his family's treasure --- and curse --- for generations. Lured to the pirate ship, he believes the golden-red-haired beauty promised for the stone is his sister, but she is not . . . she is his destiny. Even as the diamond brings Courtney and Slayde together, it glitters with a malice and mystery that draws them toward a haunting evil. Soon they fear losing a treasure more precious than any jewel --- their chance for a future together!
2. The Black Diamond (1997)
Weaving a web of passion and intrigue, this bestselling author once again returns to the sweeping countryside of Regency England in a tale that pulses with excitement ... as a mercenary of noble birth and an unconventional lady risk their lives and hearts in a dangerous hunt for a fabulous gem. Aurora Huntley, free-spirited sister to the earl of Pembourne, lives under the dark shadow of the black diamond. The victim of threats from privateers who believe her brother possesses the precious stone. Aurora is a virtual prisoner in her own home. She now faces a fate worse than death: an arranged marriage to an uninspiring suitor. Craving adventure and freedom, Aurora has no choice but to do something shocking, something scandalous.... For two hundred pounds, a handsome stranger agrees to help Aurora stage her own ruin. But her kiss stuns him, and her name shocks him. She is a Huntley, and he is Julian Bencroft, the new duke of Morland. For generations their families have been bitter enemies because of the black diamond. Now, joining forces to claim the treasure, Julian and Aurora discover a love that is far more precious than any jewel. But first, they must conquer the evil that surrounds then--or surrender their newfound joy to the diamond's age-old legacy of betrayal.
1. The Gold Coin (1999)
As children, identical cousins Anastasia and Breanna Colby swore always to protect each other. Now that Anastasia's beloved parents have died, she has come to live with Breanna ... and Breanna's father, whose raging temper has locked his daughter into a life of fear. What is more, Anastasia soon realizes that her uncle is involved in a sinister scheme that places both young women in deadly danger. Fearing most of all for her cousin, Anastasia turns to the only help she can think of, the man who holds the reins to her considerable fortune--the fascinating, enigmatic Damen Lockewood, Marquess of Sheldrake. From the moment Anastasia and Damen meet, blazing passion flares between them. But in the face of overwhelming peril--and threats on Anastasia's life--thoughts of love cannot be indulged. Not unless the mystery that entraps them is solved will they at last be able to pursue the future their feelings command them to share. But is the danger stalking them really gone?
2. The Silver Coin (1999)
All her life, Breanna Colby has lived on the precipice of fear, her only joy the recent reunion with her beloved cousin Anastasia. With her violent father now locked away in jail, the repressed young woman can emerge from her cocoon and pursue all the joys she's been denied. But she finds--to her terror--that not all the shadows have lifted, and an evil from the past stalks both her and Anastasia. When authorities are unable to help with this assassin lurking in the darkness, the Colbys turn to the brilliant, unconventional Royce Chadwick, England's foremost expert on finding people who don't want to be found. Hard, detached Royce has always been a loner who operates by his own set of rules. He has little patience for weakness. Delicate Breanna Colby is an eye-opener to him, for beneath her fragile exterior lies a core of steel. As the two face overwhelming danger side by side, Royce discovers a woman he never dreamed existed--one who, despite his cynicism, he is losing his heart to. But their future together can never be--not unless Royce kills the assassin before the assassin kills them...
Pete 'Monty' Montgomery
1. Wrong Place, Wrong Time (2006)
Sally Montgomery anticipated a romantic weekend getaway. What she got instead was a nightmare of unrelenting terror. The murder of her companion and the torching of their cabin sends Sally into hiding--from the police, who believe she's a suspect . . . and from the killer, who wants her dead. Desperate and alone in the woods, Sally has nowhere to run and nowhere to turn--except to her ex-husband, former NYPD detective-turned-private investigator Pete Montgomery, and their daughter Devon, who inherited her father's investigative instincts. Devon's search for the truth takes her dangerously close to the powerful Pierson clan and its enigmatic heir apparent, Blake Pierson. But with Olympic show-jumping gold at stake and his family's empire threatened, whose side is Blake on? Time is rapidly running out for Devon. Racing the clock, she must prove her mother's innocence and outmaneuver the killer before her tactics put her in the wrong place, and one more step will mean certain death.
2. Dark Room (2007)
The nightmare is back. On Christmas Eve seventeen years ago, Morgan Winter was traumatized by the discovery of her parents' brutally murdered bodies in a Brooklyn basement. When shocking new evidence overturns the killer's conviction, Morgan is forced to face the horrifying realization that the real killer is still out there. Trapped between past nightmares and present danger, she hires Pete Montgomery, the former NYPD detective who once promised the helpless young Morgan that he'd find her parents' killer. With nothing more than an old case file and crime scene photos, Monty enlists the specialized skills of his son, Lane, a photojournalist who performs covert image analysis for the CIA. In a cruel twist of fate, they expose the devastating secrets of the dark past, only to discover that while the dead may be buried, danger lives on.
Who will be next? Former FBI Special Agent Sloane Burbank survived a life-threatening injury sustained in the line of duty, only to face leaving a job she loves in order to recuperate. As an independent consultant, she now uses her specialized skills to train law enforcement and private organizations in crisis resolution. But when one of her closest childhood friends mysteriously disappears, and the woman's devastated parents beg for her help, Sloane takes the case--even though her ex-lover Derek Parker is the FBI agent in charge. Special Agent Derek Parker, now assigned to the Asian Criminal Enterprise Task Force in the FBI's New York Field Office, has no time to spare for a year-old case he sees as a dead end--especially since it would mean working with a woman he never expected to see again. He's pursuing the leader of a Chinese gang and trying to solve a series of grisly murders in Chinatown, so he initially offers Sloane the case files and minimal cooperation. But as more women disappear and others turn up brutally murdered, Derek's priorities shift, and he and Sloane come to the sickening realization that these random crimes are linked to the same crazed killer. No one can anticipate when he will strike again, but when Sloane becomes the target of the killer's twisted obsession, it's clear that his ultimate fantasy is even more psychotic than either of them ever imagined.
Drawn in Blood (2009)
Former FBI Special Agent Sloane Burbank has seen her share of danger. She's faced down a serial killer and survived life-threatening injuries . . . but she never expected that danger to invade the lives of her family. . . . Then her mother is viciously attacked in the posh Manhattan apartment her parents share and it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary robbery. The thieves were too clever, too knowledgeable, and so obviously after something of her father's. But what could a respected art dealer have done to merit such violence? When a mysterious message is left for him, Sloane knows her father's in over his head. Determined to find out the truth, Sloane discovers a deadly secret buried in his past that has made him the target of a power-hungry mobster with a lethal agenda and nothing to lose. Sloane is desperate to save her father, but to do so she must hold on to secrets of her own -- especially from FBI Special Agent Derek Parker, the man she has grown to love deeply. She knows she must tell him everything, but how can she betray her father's confidence? Can a couple who's faced so much survive this ultimate test of trust? Will they survive at all? As the decades-old secret claims the lives of her father's oldest friends and the killer closes in on him, Sloane finds herself in foreign territory: alone, facing escalating personal danger, and hunting a moving target in a world where memories are long and loyalties are drawn in blood.
1. The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (2011)
If she'd only turned her head, she would have seen the car containing her daughter, struggling to escape her kidnapper. Despite years determining the fates of families, family court judge Hope Willis couldn't save her own. Now she's grasping at any hope for Krissy's rescue. She calls Casey Woods and her team of investigators, Forensic Instincts. A behaviorist. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A former Navy SEAL. Unconventional operatives. All with unique talents and reasons for joining Casey's group. Able to accurately read people after the briefest encounter, Casey picks up signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, a nanny that hides on her cell. She watches as secrets creep into the open. But time is running out, and the authorities are bound by the legal system. Not Casey's team. For they know that the difference between Krissy coming back alive and disappearing forever could be as small as a suspect's rapid breathing, or as deep as Hope's dark family history.
2. The Line Between Here and Gone (2012)
The man she loved is gone forever. The child she lives for could be next. Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child. Or was he? One emailed photo changes everything, planting a seed of doubt that Amanda latches on to for dear life: a recent photo of a man who looks exactly like Paul. Could Justin's father be alive? The mother in her is desperate to find out. But tracking down a ghost when every second counts is not for amateurs. Forensic Instincts is the one team up for the challenge. A behaviorist. A former navy SEAL. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A retired FBI agent. A human-scent-evidence dog. Together, they achieve the impossible, pushing ethical and legal boundaries whenever the ends justify.
Dream Castle (1992) Замъкът на мечтите
Една стройна фигура, появила се от вечерната мъгла, спуснала се над брега на Скарбъро, по гарвановочерните коси блестят малки капки, подобни на искрящи диаманти и пред Брендън Шефилд, херцог на Шърбърг, се появява най-красивата девойка, която някога е виждал. Бушуващият в душата му гняв към измамните жени от висшето общество го е довел на брега, за да потърси утеха в самотата, но горчивината му се стопява щом съзира прекрасното видение. Неочаквана и нетърсена, неподправената чистота на младата жена ще възвърне вярата му и ще завладее сърцето му.
Masque of Betrayal (1993)
JACQUELINE HOLT WAS THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME With midnight-blue eyes that could bring a man to his knees and proud ideals that gave no quarter, she openly defied Philadelphia's glittering society. Determined to fight against Federalist rule, the scandalously independent beauty championed her cause in a manner both dangerous and forbidden, undaunted even by the magnetic stranger who threatened her secret--and her heart. DANE WESTBROOKE NEVER LEFT A CHALLENGE UNANSWERED Born an English nobleman, the charming, influential earl abandoned the peerage to become a staunch Federalist and member of Alexander Hamilton's inner circle. His relentless yearning for Jacqueline Holt threatened all reason, but he vowed to have her --despite evidence branding her a traitor to their fledgling country. Torn between honor and betrayal, loyalty and desire, they would dare to forge their own destiny, divided by intrigue--and consumed by love.
Echoes in the Mist (1994)
Trenton Kingsley, the embittered Duke of Broddington, has dreamt of the day that he would avenge his beloved father's death. Returning suddenly from self-imposed exile on the Isle of Wight, he takes aim at the man he holds responsible... the unscrupulous Baxter Caldwell, Viscount Winsham. In a masterstroke of irony, he forces the viscount's hand and walks away with his most precious possession...his innocent sister, Ariana. Ariana Caldwell has grown up in the shadow of a secret family tragedy, at the heart of which lay Trenton Kingsley. Forced to many a man she had been led to hate--and fear--Ariana is helplessly caught in the renewed fury of an ancient feud. But despite the danger, her husband's unaccountable torment only draws Ariana closer, and her instincts will not allow her to retreat. Caught between Trenton's brooding desire and her brother's imperious demands, Ariana is on an odyssey for the truth...consumed by the promise of a passionate, overwhelming love.
Emerald Garden (1995)
Lady Brandice Townsend stands miserably on the threshold of womanhood. Not only must she hid good-bye to the man she's adored since childhood as he sails off to war, she must embark on her dreaded debut into London society. Restless and disheartened, Brandi is drawn hack to Emerald Manor, the fairy-tale cottage whose lush gardens are her own private haven. Abruptly, tragedy strikes, wresting away all she holds dear, leaving naught but a dark and uncertain future. Lord Quentin Steel is torn from his brilliant military career in Wellington's army by news of a shattering family disaster. Returning, home to the Cotswolds, he is confronted by two staggering discoveries: that the death of his parents was no accident and that the Brandi he left behind has blossomed into a rare and extraordinary woman--one who inspires feelings he can neither allow nor control.... Together, Brandi and Quentin must unearth the agonizing truth behind his parents' demise and in the process reveal a love more precious than all the facets of Emerald Garden.
Wishes in the Wind (1996)
Nicole Aldridge, daughter of England's most acclaimed jockey, Nick Aldridge, whisks her father into hiding to protect him from blackmailers who have threatened his life for refusing to throw a race. Desperate to keep her father safe and the two of them fed, Nicole dresses as a boy and answers an ad addressed to her father by the Marquis of Tyreham. As Nick's 'protege,' she wins the position of jockey, hired by the marquis to run the race of a lifetime: the celebrated Epsom Derby. Dustin Kingsley, Marquis of Tyreham, renowned as a thoroughbred breeder and the ton's most sought-after bachelor, is restless, empty--until he meets the beautiful stranger sitting by the Thames. Determined to win Nicole's heart, Dustin plunges headlong into the ominous mystery eclipsing their future, hell-bent on convincing Nicole that he's the only man for her. An impossible masquerade, a never-to-be-forgotten Derby, and cherished wishing locket propel Nicole and Dustin toward a climactic finish, where danger threatens a love destined -- by wishes and fate -- to prevail.
The Music Box (1998)
Be transported back to Victorian England where an orphaned beauty and a duke's illegitimate son find their destiny amid a web of passion, manipulation, and danger. Gabrielle Denning, the sheltered ward of Lady Nevon, grew up in an almost magical place, an estate where society's outcasts were treasured and the ruling spirit was love. It almost made her forget the terrifying night when an unexplained fire killed her parents, leaving her with only a music box to remember them by. But her idyllic world is about to change, as the bastard son of Lady Nevon's brother maneuvers his carriage up the manor's drive. Outcast by his titled father, Bryce Lyndley has nonetheless flourished, becoming a renowned barrister ruled entirely by his principles. The meeting to which he has been summoned at Nevon Manor, however, could transform his life-and warm his heart. Amid unfolding secrets, his life and Gaby's will touch, awakening emotions as profound as the richest symphony. But if happiness is to be theirs, Bryce and Gaby must uncover a mystery from long ago, reawakened by the haunting notes of Gaby's music box...or lose all they cherish to treachery. heartbreak, and a murderer's nefarious plan.
Run for Your Life (2000)
Manhattan attorney Victoria Kensington is deeply alarmed when she runs into her sister, Audrey, in Central Park - clad in a hospital gown and fleeing from unknown pursuers. As Audrey collapses at her feet, warning about danger, Victoria rushes for help. When she returns, Audrey has vanished from sight. Despite threats against her life, Victoria vows to discover her sister's whereabouts. She works alone until the only man she ever loved, Zachary Hamilton, suddenly appears in New York. Assigned to investigate a worldwide drug syndicate, he suspects it may tie in to Audrey's disappearance. Together, Victoria and Zach race against the clock to crack the deadly drug ring and find Audrey. While they work, they find the white-hot electricity between them recharging to a fever pitch. Pursuing the shocking truth that might tear Victoria's family irrevocably apart, she and Zach begin to unravel a complex web of deceit - which echoes terrifyingly back to Victoria's own life...
No Way Out (2001) Благословена жена
Джулия е обикновена преподавателка. И само защото е учителка на сина на кмета - Брайън - се докосва до света на богатите и могъщите. Скоро забелязва как общителното момченце от ден на ден става все по-затворено. Опитвайки се да се добере до истината, тя се запознава с Конър, брат на кмета, суров рисков инвеститор, заклет ерген. Заинтригуван от Джулия, Конър планира кампания за прелъстяване, която обаче трябва и да я държи настрани от срамните тайни на фамилията. Защото бизнес-сделка с гангстер заплашва не само кампанията за сената, а и семейството на досега безупречния кмет. А Джулия е научила вече твърде много... Когато опасността се стоварва върху нея като неуправляем товарен влак, тя рискува живота си, за да помогне и на нещастното момченце, и на баща му, превръща се в благословия за семейството. В хода на битката обаче пламва безумна страст и тя покорява едно сурово мъжко сърце...
Scent of Danger (2003)
When Dylan Newport, a high-powered attorney for the company that manufactures C'est Moi - the revolutionary fragrance that makes women irresistible to men - finds his boss, Carson Brooks, shot and nearly dead, he sets out to fulfill what may be the billionaire CEO's last wish: to find out whether a business deal he made twenty-eight years ago to start his company also resulted in his fathering a child. Dylan's search leads him to Sabrina Radcliffe, a brilliant management consultant who is shocked to learn her father's identity. Yet when she meets Carson face-to-face, there's an instant connection. His appointing her interim CEO is the opportunity of a lifetime, until she becomes the target of his enemies. As suspects - and victims - begin to pile up, Sabrina turns to Dylan and finds that their own perfect chemistry is kindling into soul-deep desire. But first they must confront an elusive adversary intent on destroying everything - and everyone - they cherish.
I'll Be Watching You (2005) Изпитания
Teйлъp - училищнa пcихoлoжкa и paдиoвoдeщa - e ужaceнa, чe пoвeчe нямa дa мoжe дa ce чувcтвa в бeзoпacнocт. В живoтa й c влудявaщa apoгaнтнocт e нaхълтaл пpиятeлят нa бpaтoвчeдкa й. Cлeд нeуcпeшeн oпит дa я изнacили, Гopдън e зaгинaл oт взpив нa яхтaтa cи. Пoнe тaкa миcли пoлициятa. Ho зaплaхитe - пo тeлeфoнa и c и-мeйли - нe пpecтaвaт дa пpaвят oт живoтa й aд. Hякoй, миcтepиoзeн и зъл, зaплaшвa дa я убиe. Изглeждa, чe eдинcтвeният изхoд e дa ce oбъpнe към aдвoкaт Pийд, кoйтo e oтнaчaлo пpocтo зaщитник, пocлe - нaй-вepeн пpиятeл, нaкpaя - любoвник. Ho щe уcпee ли тoй дa я зaщити oт нeвидимaтa зaплaхa, кoятo я зaoбикaля? Щe я измъкнe ли oт въpтoпa нa изпитaниятa, кoйтo я влaчи към дънoтo? Щe пpeвъpнe ли пpeизпoднятa, в кoятo я e зaпpaтил Гopдън, в нopмaлeн чoвeшки дeн, къдeтo имa нe oмpaзa и cмъpт, a любoв и бъдeщe?
A Gift of Love (1996) (with Kimberly Cates, Jude Deveraux, Judith McNaught and Judith O'Brien)
В този сборник Андреа участва с новелата " Yuletide Treasure", който е предистория на втората книга за братя Торнтън "The Theft" (1998). В него се разказва за детските години на героинята от "The Theft".
Wait Until Dark (2001) (with Linda Anderson, Karen Robards and Mariah Stewart)
В този сборник Андреа участва с новелата Stone Cold: An architect inherits the house of her dreams-a mansion by the sea-only to find that someone will do anything to keep her away ....