Iris Johansen - Ирис Йохансен е авторка с многбройни почитатели навсякъде по света. Има продадени над 25 милиона екземпляра от романите си, спечелила е многобройни награди. Романите й неизменно са бестселъри на "Ню Йорк Таймс". Понастоящем Айрис живее в Атланта, Джорджия, където работи върху последния си роман...
The Lady and the Unicorn (1983)
Janna Cannon scaled the high walls of Rafe Santine's private estate, afraid of nothing and determined to appeal to the powerful man who could save her beloved animal preserve. She bewitched his guard dogs, then cast a spell of enchantment over him as well. Janna's profound grace, her caring nature, made the tough and proud Rafe grow mercurial in her presence. She offered him a gift he'd never risked reaching out for before--but could he trust his own emotions enough to open himself to love?
The Forever Dream (1985)
HE PROMISES NOTHING LESS THAN LOVE WITHOUT END Exquisite, radiant Tania Orlinov -- incomparable prima ballerina, renowned Soviet defector, she expresses the dreams of love only dance can reveal...but seeks none of them for herself. Brilliant, mysterious Jared Ryker -- an uncommon man with extraordinary vision, a gifted genetic scientist, he holds the key to an astonishing secret...and years to share it with one special woman. She has become his obsession. He longs to possess her with an enduring passion that time can never destroy. But when she is brought to him against her will by those who covet his secret, Jared is torn by need...and seduced by her beauty. Inevitably, desire flames between them -- stunning them both with its depth and intensity. But their private fantasy is shattered -- by men determined to seize Jared's research and control its power. Until, in a fierce confrontation set against a windswept mountain splendor, Jared and Tania must fight for their lives...and for their freedom to build a future in each other's arms.
The Spellbinder (1987)
Brody Devlin had a notorious temper, a mesmerizing voice, and a presence so powerful he could hypnotize any audience into believing he was a king, a god, or the devil himself. But the man behind the jaded facade was what intrigued Sacha Lorion, made her try to persuade him they were related so he'd let her into his life. Amused against his will by the bony-haired gypsy sprite, Brody decided not to send her away -- at least not until he'd proven her claim wrong and taken the enchanting witch to his bed. But when a sniper's bullet revealed a danger from Sacha's hidden past, Brody exploded with a surprising gallantry, declaring himself her protector -- even if every bone in his body told him that she must belong to him body and soul, or he would go mad! Living in his spotlight was risky, Sacha knew -- but loving this man was the only future she wanted... enough to sacrifice her happiness for his. Could Brody make her see that what she'd begged for was hers for all the years to come?
Strong, Hot Winds (1988)
Sheikh Damon El Karim had kidnapped her son Michael and taken him to Kasmara! Cory Brandel was filled with fury at his betrayal -- and shattered by guilt. She'd kept the child a secret from his father when her passionate affair with Damon had ended four years earlier, and now he had sworn revenge. He'd vowed to punish Cory for depriving him of his son, his heir, but could he really mean to imprison her in his palace and refuse to let her see Michael unless she surrendered to him? It was barbaric, savage, unthinkable -- and Cory had no choice but to go. Time had deepened the shocking heat of her attraction to this desert pirate, and Cory knew he had only to stroke her body and she would go up in flames. Damon had intended to bind her to him by force, in anger, but instead he was bewildered by his tenderness and his wild need for her touch. Until now, she'd never understood his loneliness, his pain -- but was she strong enough to give him the enduring love that he needed?
Wicked Jake Darcy (1989)
Women called Jake Darcy mad, bad, and dangerous to know, but Mary Harland insisted rakes were a thing of the past...yet wondered if the stories could possibly be true. She felt too innocent to enchant such a wanton man, but when Jake swept her into his arms and onto the dance floor she shivered in sensual delight as destiny joined them heart to heart! Jake was temptation in the flesh--and she was powerless to resist the desire he aroused. Her promised she'd never escape his passionate obsession, but even Jake could not protect her from dark forces who plotted against them. When Mary disappeared without a trace Jake mourned his only lone for three long years--but when fate reunited them, he was truly devastated. Desperate to recover what their enemy had stolen from her, Mary had to betray the man who'd opened her to love. But when she had to choose between her freedom and Jake, would she be left with only a glittering memory?
An Unexpected Song (1990) Моя прекрасна лейди
Композиторът Джейсън Хейс от романа "Моя прекрасна лейди" чува гласа на начинаещата певица Дейзи Джъстин и желае тя да изпълнява ролята на Дездемона в новата му сензационна творба. Певицата отхвърля предложението, макар че харесва ролята. Тя е смутена от красотата на Джейсън, под чието омагьосващо въздействие се таи страдание и болка. Дейзи решава да спечели любовта му, защото е убедена, че само тя може да прогони мрака, който обгръща душата му. Ще повярва ли Джейсън, че Дейзи цял живот е копняла за него?
The Tiger Prince (1992) Целувката на тигъра
Рюъл Макларън има сърцето на тигър и омагьосващото излъчване на красив хищник. Авантюрист и златотърсач, той взима онова което поиска. Но си намира майсторката в лицето на младата и самоуверена Джейн. Двамата се срещат под сенките на магнолиите - сред опиянаващия дъх на санталовото дърво, за да пламне по между им дива страст. Докато едно трагично недоразумение не превръща неговата любов в горчива омраза, от която едва ли има връщане назад.
The Magnificent Rogue (1993) Великолепният негодник
Принцеса Катрин Кентайър е пленница на тайнствен мъж, наричан Черния Робърт. Затворена в шотландския му замък, тя се люшка между отчаянието и надеждата. Робърт трябва да я пази от многобройните опасности, които я дебнат, но скоро става най-голямата заплаха за нея... А той не е имал никакво намерение да се обвързва с жена. Но заради политиката е принуден ga се съгласи на едногодишен фиктивен брак с принцесата. Само че едва ли е предполагал в какво предизвикателство към сърцето му ще се превърне тази огнена жена...
The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) Приключението
Младата Марина Сандърс попада при странни обстоятелства в ръцете на тайнствения Джордън Дрейкън. Между тях започва опасна игра на котка и мишка и изведнъж Джордън осъзнава, че въпреки волята му, Мариана вече е успяла да го уплете в мрежата си. И това, което в началота е било само невинно приключение, изведнъж се превръща в нещо много сериозно...
Midnight Warrior (1994) Среднощен бродник
Лорд Гейдж Дюмон е суров воин жесток завоевател. В хладните нефритенозелени гори на Уелс той среща красивата Брин, известна лечителка и магьосница. Тя е негова робиня и заложница, но бързо покорява гордия нашественик. Нейният огън изгаря дълбоко изранената му душа. Той може да вземе тялото й, но иска нещо много повече - сърцето и любовта на Брин. И за това е готов да рискува всичко...
Dark Rider (1995) Мургавият ездач
Касандра Девил не е очаквала, че опасността, надвиснала над семейството й, ще приеме образа на чувствения натрапник Джеърд Данемон. Смел, страстен, мъжествен, той излиза от сенките на палмите и пристъпва по осветения от луната плаж. Ще устои ли на предизвикателството жената, която се е заклела да го предаде?
The Ugly Duckling (1996) Живея, за да отмъщавам
Кротката Нел Колдър не е жена, която може да предизвика завист, страст или ревност.Една нощ, по време на прием, мечтите и бъдещето на Нел са унищожени от порой куршуми. Макар и тежко ранена, Нел излиза от кошмара като променена жена.Благодарение на пластичната хирургия получава извънредно красиво лице. А един тайнствен непознат, който едновременно я очарова и плаши й посочва основание да продължи да живее. За да отмъсти.
Long After Midnight (1997) След полунощ
25 годишната Кейт Денби вярва, че най-после е подредила спокоен и сигурен живот за себе си и за деветгодишния си син, но дълбоко греши. Кейт се събужда в един кошмарен свят, в който опасен и непредсказуем убиец я дебне, близките й се смятат за излишни, а над нея тегне заплахата да бъде убита заради постиженията си в изследванията, на които е посветила живота си. Единствената й надежда е да се довери на един красив и загадъчен непознат, на човек, чиито намерения са й почти неизвестни.
And Then You Die (1997) И тогава умираш
Опитната фотожурналистка Бес Грейди е усвоила до съвършенство занаята си в горещите точки на света. Но тя се оказва неподготвена за онова, което я очаква в един малък град в Мексико - когато леката задача, с която е натоварена, се превръща в отчаяно пътуване към страха. Тенахо е опитно поле - първият етап от плана, роден в едно изкривено съзнание и предназначен да всее ужас с цената на безброй невинни жертви.
For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of that long-ago night still burn in her nightmares: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough... Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but her life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. The deadly flames of her past are back, and from out of the ashes a stranger appears. Who is Silver? And why has he chosen her in the desparate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. To save themselves and the innocent lives at stake, Kerry will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to do: fight fire with fire.
On The Run (2005) В неизвестност
Където и да спреш, той ще те чака... Снимката е предупреждение: те ще я намерят. Цели осем години Грейс Арчър се е надявала, че този ден няма да настъпи, но дълбоко в сърцето си е знаела, че неизбежно ще дойде. Завежда дъщеря си, Франки, на толкова пусто и затънтено място, че би могло да е на края на света. Но мъжът, който ги търси, за да ги убие, би ги последвал навсякъде. И изглежда го е направил. Жена със строго засекретено минало, на Грейс никога не се е налагало да бяга от опасностите. Но като майка е готова на всичко, за да защити Франки. Безопасният свят, който е изградила за нея, се руши. Агенцията, която дължи на Грейс благодарности, и трябва да й осигури защита, я изоставя. И на нея й остава само едно - да се довери на мъж, по-опасен дори от най-лошия й враг.
Silent Thunder (2008) (with Roy Johansen)
It was the assignment of a lifetime. . . . Brilliant marine architect Hannah Bryson has been given the job of a lifetime. A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired the decommissioned Soviet submarine Silent Thunder for public exhibition. It's Hannah's job to make sure that every single inch of the legendary nuclear attack sub is safe for the thousands of visitors anticipated. Enlisting the aid of her brother, Connor, they examine the enormous vessel and delve into its long---and lethal---history. But is it really a trap? In the course of their investigation, Connor discovers a mysterious message behind one of the ship's panels. But before he can figure out what it means, there's a deadly assault on Silent Thunder. . . . Though the U.S. government tries to warn Hannah away, she'll stop at nothing to find the ruthless mastermind behind her brother's death. Even if it means joining forces with a mysterious man who may be even more dangerous than the enemy she has sworn to bring down. As Hannah finds herself in the crossfire of an epic standoff, her only hope for survival is to unravel the sub's explosive secret. But someone's willing to kill to make sure Silent Thunder stays silent. . Brisk, exhilarating, and filled with authentic details, Silent Thunder is what you get when you team the biggest name in suspense with the stunning plot twists of an Edgar Award--winning author. Get ready for a page-turning thrill ride!
Deadlock (2009) Четвъртият амулет
Емили Хъдсън е признат и постигнал успех археолог. Тя пътува по света, за да спасява безценни артефакти от унищожение. Най-добрият й приятел и пратньор, Джоел Леви, е винаги до нея. Но един ден целият й екип е нападнат. Джоел и Емили са взети за заложници от садист, твърдо решен да открие липсващото звено, което ще го отведе до легендарното съкровище. Седмици наред те се борят да оцелеят. Въпреки нищожния шанс, стигат до предела на силите си и отвъд...
Storm Cycle (2009) Буреносен цикъл (with Roy Johansen)
Рейчъл Кърби е световноизвестен компютърен гений, който контролира една от най- мощните мрежи в света и има достъп до взривоопасни данни... Обаче тя се страхува, че всичките й усилия са може би напразни, недостатъчни да спасят живота на сестра й, болна от рядка хронична болест. Рейчъл получава шифрована електронна поща, която ще промени живота й завинаги. На хиляди мили от нея, в дълбините на египетска гробница, археологът и търсач на съкровища Джон Травак е направил откритие, което може да спаси живота на сестра й и да даде живот на отдавна забравена тайна. Рейчъл няма избор, освен да се съюзи с мистериозния Травак в трескаво обикаляне на земното кълбо, в което ще открият най-удивителното завещание, оставено от древна цивилизация.
Shadow Zone (2010) (with Roy Johansen)
While mapping the ancient underwater city of Marinth in the Atlantic Ocean, submersible designer Hannah Bryson makes a shocking discovery: she may have finally uncovered the truth about the once-glorious city's mysterious demise. Long ago it was a thriving metropolis bursting with culture and life - Marinth's sudden disappearance has plagued scientists for years. But now, with her unexpected new findings, Hannah realizes that the ancient city's explosive secret could have dire consequences for the modern-day world. But Hannah isn't the only one who realizes it. When her key artifact is hijacked en route to a research lab, she is thrust into an adventure in which she must match wits against a terrifying enemy who will kill anyone who stands in his way. And when Hannah becomes his target, she knows that her best hope for survival lies with Kirov, a mysterious and deadly man from her past. Together they will race to unravel Marinth's last great secret in order to prevent a catastrophe of global proportions. Before the lethal game is over, however, Hannah will realize that no one is above suspicion.
Close Your Eyes (2012) (with Roy Johansen)
The FBI doesn't usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand. Former FBI agent Adam Kyle, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He's a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra's special brand of help, but she's not interested until Kyle reveals that Agent Robert Stedler - Kendra's ex - is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again.
With Open Eyes (2012) (with Roy Johansen)
Blind for the first twenty years of her life, Kendra Michaels learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Kendra's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. She cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand, but her talents are put to the test when her mentor calls on her to help solve a mysterious disappearance and she uncovers one explosive secret that not even the police want her to find.
The Delaney Christmas Carol (1992) (with Kay Hooper and Fayrene Preston)
В този сборник Ирис участва с новелата Christmas Past: From the moment he first laid eyes on her, Kevin Delaney felt a curious attraction for the rag-clad Gypsy beauty rummaging through the attic of his ranch at Killara. He didn't believe for a moment her talk of magic mirrors and second sight, but something about Zara St. Cloud stirred his blood. Now, as Christmas draws near, a touch leads to a kiss and a gift of burning passion as the Gypsy and the cowboy discover the sensual magic a man and a woman can make in each other's arms.
=SERIES CONTRIBUTED TO=
York, The Renegade (1986)
Heirs to a great dynasty, the Delaney brothers were united by blood, united by devotion to their rugged land ... and known far and wide as THE SHAMROCK TRINITY. Powerful men... rakes and charmers... they needed only love to make their lives complete. Some men were made to fight dragons, Sierra Smith thought when she met York Delaney. The rebel brother had roamed the world for years before calling the wild, rough mining town of Hell's Bluff home. York gazed at her with barely leashed violence before taking her in his arms, but the spirited young woman who d penetrated his renegade's paradise had awakened a savage and tender possessiveness he'd never suspected in himself. Sierra had known loneliness and isolation too--enough to realize that York's restlessness had everything to do with finding out where he belonged. Could she convince him that love was a place, that the refuge he'd always sought was in her arms?
Delaneys of Killaroo
Matilda, the Adventuress (1987)
Matilda Delany, nicknamed Manda, felt the black flame opal calling to her from the abandoned mines on Deadman's Ridge, and she knew the missing jewel was the treasure she must find. She was always in search of the great adventure that was her destiny - and when film director Roman Gallagher barely missed her with his Jeep, she knew that lightning had struck! His suspicious nature did nothing to discourage Manda's exultation at meeting the brilliant, cynical man with the devil's temper. Losing himself in her silken hari and the reckless promise of her lips, Roman felt a primitive jealousy of any man who's known her before, and swore to make her forget. But his dark, tormented soul refused to accept the love she vowed. Could she persuade him that her siren's song was only for his ears?
This Fierce Splendor (1988)
Scottish beauty Elspeth MacGregor travels to Hell's Bluff to hire Dominic Delaney to lead her to the magical lost city of Kantalan, but at first he refuses -- the last thing he needs is to join a virginal scholar on a dangerous quest. But Elspeth's fiery will coupled with her silky hair and milk-white skin prove irresistible, and Dominic acts -- first with angry lust, then with a searing yet tender passion that brands her eternal soul and bonds them both to a heated and turbulent future. Through wonders and tragedy, across the untamed splendors of Arizona and Mexico, Elspeth and Dominic draw closer to their dual destiny: to experience the dark mysteries and magnificent riches of Kantalan... and to fulfill the promise of lasting love and the birth of a bold family dynasty.
Delaneys the Untamed Years
1.Wild Silver (1988)
Mysterious, enigmatic Prince Nicholas Savron had the face of a fallen angel, but Silver Delaney knew his devil's beauty was a snare, and she dared not be trapped by it. He understood she'd never yield to him without a struggle, but her hair like dark flame stirred him, her satin skin tempted him irresistibly, and he felt the passion in her reach out and stroke him. Held captive on the riverboat he'd won in a poker game, she was mesmerized by the bold, sensuous sun god who made her tremble, but she refused his demand that she reveal a family secret. She was half Apache, half Delaney, an outcast who treasured loyalty and vowed escape -- even if Nicholas could drive her to the brink of madness with his bold embraces. He dazzled her, wooed his proud warrior woman until she became his quest, his outspoken dream. But once her courage survived a terrifying test, could he make his lovely, wild pagan understand that she was his destiny, the legendary Firebird who would carry him to a heaven that was home in her arms?
2.Golden Flames (1988) (with Kay Hooper)
Powerful, dangerous, broodingly handsome Falcon Delaney was a loner, a man of action who'd spent years pursuing a stolen cache of Union gold. When he awakened in a locked cellar and gazed into the enchanting eyes of Victoria Fontaine, he was bewitched, on fire, aching to possess her. Giving her no chance to protest or resist, he kissed her thoroughly--and she was spellbound by waves of potent heat. Beneath Falcon's city manners was a wildness nothing could tame, and Victoria refused to be ashamed of her reckless, wanton desire for this complex man who left her breathless with passion. Torn between obsession and duty, Falcon longed to cherish her, but he knew he could make promises, offer her no future. She was willing to disregard every rule to have him--until a heartbreaking telegraph sent her riding West in search of a killer, with Falcon savaged by her betrayal... and hot on her trail. He'd follow her forever if it meant he'd learn her secret, but would uncovering the truth drive them apart for good?
Delaneys the Untamed Years II
3. Satin Ice (1988)
TO SAVE THE CHILD ETAINE, SILVER AND NICHOLAS MUST BATTLE THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS BUT WILL HIS DEFEAT COST THEM THEIR LIVES? In the glittering, endless white nights of a Russian summer Silver Delaney felt isolated, alone, even in the shimmering crystal palace that was her husband's home. Her magnificent Cossack prince still made her burn with hunger, ache with need, but Nicholas seemed unwilling to admit that desire still held him captive. If she was his firebird, his destiny why didn't he touch her, caress her, command her? She felt like a wild thing seeking refuge from a storm, but was Nicholas the storm, or the refuge? Gowned n sate, arrayed n an empress's rubies, Silver dazzled the Tsar's court, but found powerful enemies in Nicholas's mother and the villainous Monteith--and suspected a terrible betrayal. Nicholas tried to heal Silver's pan, but cherishing her meant opening old wounds of his own. Could he persuade his wild angel that once a firebird summoned her lover, he would forever follow her to the ends of the earth?