Beverly Barton - Бевърли Бартън е родена в Алабама. Написала е повече от 50 съвременни романи, между които и популярната серия Protectors. Продава първия си роман, Yankee Lover, през 1989г. Омъжена, с две деца и трима внуци, бестселъровата писателка продължава да твори.
ProtectorsThe Protectors: Ready to lay their lives on the line, but unprepared for the power of love.
1.This Side of Heaven (1992)
DANGEROUS PASSION Hot. Demanding. Inescapable. The power of destiny had joined Nate Hodges and Cyn Porter together, but the savagery of man seemed fated to tear them apart. A warrior who walked alone, Nate could never mean anything but danger for any woman who dared to love him. Yet Cyn, touched by tragedy herself, realized this soul-scarred soldier needed her strength. Though stalked by a madman bent on revenge, Nate succumbed to the pull of a passion older than time. Cyn, the brown-eyed beauty of his dreams -- his impossible love -- brought him peace. She was his very soul. But he knew with heart-shattering certainty that he could be her death....
2.Paladin's Woman (1993)
TALL, DARK -- AND DANGEROUS Nick Romero, Navy SEAL, DEA Agent, Latin lover, was a man alone -- and satisfied to remain that way. Until the night he rescued Addy McConnell, a tall, cool woman with hair like fire. And, rumor had it, a soul like ice. But anyone who fought off a potential kidnapper as fiercely as she had must have a tigress sleeping under her skin. And Nick knew he was just the man to awaken Addy and make her purr.... Addy McConnell felt like a stranger in her own body. For Nick Romero raised in her a near-consuming hunger more frightening than the threats against her. Now he swore to protect her life with his own. But could she give him what he desired in return?
3.The Outcast (1995)
SHE HAD BEEN WAITING... For months clairvoyant Elizabeth Mallory had been tormented by visions of a desperate stranger. Now that man was here, on her isolated Georgia mountain. Wounded and on the run, he needed refuge. And Elizabeth needed him. Reece Landry, she sensed, was the answer to her lonely prayers. Why, Reece wondered, wasn't this woman frightened by him - a hunted fugitive? Hell, he was afraid - of her, of how she made him feel. Reece's hard-knocks life had taught him not to trust anyone. He knew he would be a fool to take a chance on Elizabeth - but a bigger fool if he didn't.
4.Defending His Own (1995)
Once Deborah Vaughn had loved Ashe McLaughlin with all of her teenage heart. Then he'd disappeared, leaving Deborah with nothing...except the son they'd created. Now Ashe was back, insisting she play the part of his lover. Ashe had never forgotten Deborah and the night of passion they'd shared, or the way her father had railroaded him out of town. But as the star witness in a murder trial, Deborah needed Ashe, and he would do anything to keep her safe...and the safest place for her was in his arms.
5.Guarding Jeannie (1996)
For six years, Jeannie Alverson had thought about Sam Dundee's haunting blue eyes, his warm touch. His was the face she saw in her dreams. He was the man she never expected to see again. But now he had returned...to protect her. Sam couldn't turn his back on Jeannie. Once she had saved his life, and now she needed him. He vowed to guard her against all danger, but who would protect him from the innocence and love shining in her eyes?
6.Blackwood's Woman (1996)
BLACKWOOD TERRITORY J.T. was a Blackwood, all right. Six feet four inches of whipcord-lean man, a Stetson shading those amber eyes, a glare that burned hotter than the New Mexico sun. A bodyguard, the handsome half-breed was the one man who could help Joanna Beaumont. But as a Blackwood, he was dangerous in own right. At first J.T. thought Joanna was just some spoiled socialite roughing it on Blackwood Ranch. But then he discovered what she'd fled from, why she needed him. And suddenly, all that mattered was seeing her safely through the long, hot nights... THE PROTECTORS: Ready to lay their lives on the line, but unprepared for the power of love.
7.Roarke's Wife (1997)
A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE... Cleo McNamara desperately needed a husband ...someone to father her child and protect her from a would-be murderer. Security expert Simon Roarke bravely took the job. But Cleo was more than he'd bargained for every touch between them sizzled, every glance smoldered. Roarke took his husbandly duties seriously--all of them--and he would give Cleo the child she craved. But in her arms he found a peace he'd never felt before ...and a threat. For not only was Cleo in danger of losing her life. . .Roarke was in danger of losing his heart! THE PROTECTORS: Ready to lay their lives on the line, but unprepared for the power of love.
8.A Man Like Morgan Kane (1997)
REBEL HOMECOMING Morgan Kane was the baddest boy Birmingham society had ever bred. But years as a Navy SEAL had sculpted the hard muscles of his body and reinforced the wall around his heart. A heart that had once loved Bethany Wyndham. And a body that was unprepared for the passion that exploded between them on his return. Bethany stood accused of murder...and she needed Morgan to find the real killer! Together, they would face whatever threats came her way. But only time would tell if they could rediscover the love they'd once shared...or survive the secret in Bethany's past.
9.Gabriel Hawk's Lady (1998)
THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN? Gabriel Hawk was every mother's worst nightmare and every daughter's secret fantasy. Unless that daughter was Rorie Dean! Unfortunately, the dark, brooding man with a heart of stone and a body that yelled sex was Rorie's only chance of finding her nephew.... And Rorie would face any danger to rescue the boy. But days trekking through the jungle, dodging bullets and chasing a trail of lies were nothing compared to the look in Gabriel's eyes or the passion she found in his arms. Was it just the moment -- or was it love?
10.Keeping Annie Safe (1999)
SHE WAS HIS WOMAN.... Dane Carmichael was the last of a dying breed -- a gentleman through and through. And he was the only man who could keep Annie Harden safe. From the moment he laid eyes on stubborn, beautiful Annie, he knew she would be his.... Annie had never encountered a man so strong, so dominating, so absolutely infuriating as Dane. And never had she needed a man more. With a killer on her trail, Annie turned to Dane's sheltering embrace. But give herself to Dane heart and soul? Never! But then, never was a very long time...
11.Murdock's Last Stand (2000)
A MAN OF HONOR And honor was the only reason well-muscled former mercenary Aloysius Murdock agreed to be Catherine Price's bodyguard. For Murdock owed Catherine's father his life. But once Murdock laid eyes on his best friend's beautiful daughter, he realized he would do anything for her.... A WOMAN IN LOVE Catherine knew better than to succumb to the passion Murdock clearly offered, for she believed in love -- and Murdock had given up on love long ago. Still, something in his heated gaze made her believe that the battle-worn bachelor needed her. Maybe just as much as she needed him....
12.Egan Cassidy's Kid (2000)
He would do anything for the mother of his child... ONLY ONCE HAD HE LET DOWN HIS GUARD... Years ago, rock-solid mercenary Egan Cassidy had spent a night of sensual ecstasy with Maggie Douglas. Now, their son -- a child he never knew existed -- was being used as ammunition by a vendetta-seeking madman... and Egan was the target. But running to his son's rescue put him face-to-face with the one woman who'd tempted him into vulnerability. He would HAVE to withstand Maggie's allure this time. He was a soldier of fortune -- not a husband. But when Egan delivered mother and child to safety's embrace, could he let his newfound family leave his loving arms?
13.Navajo's Woman (2001)
CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK...AND A HARD MAN! He was the hot-blooded cop who once stole her heart -- right before he turned in his fellow cop: her own father! Now Navajo Joe Ornelas was back, playing the "good guy" once more. And -- sweet mercy save her! -- Andi Stephens was powerless to deny the passion that still beat within her proud heart.... She was the only woman he'd ever loved. The only one who'd mattered when his duty had torn their tender union apart. And now that Andi needed him, this powerful protector was determined to do all he could. For this time, Joe wouldn't walk away without his honor -- or his woman!
14.Whitelaw's Wedding (2001)
WAITING FOR WHITELAW He was the man she had once offered her innocence to. The man who had heartlessly turned her away, claiming she was too young for him. Now Hunter Whitelaw, world-weary security agent with a body built for sin, was the man Manda Munroe would marry.... Hunter claimed their marriage was only a means to lure her stalker out. But when the brooding bodyguard discovered his bride was just as passionate -- and just as innocent -- as ever, his hard heart was shaken to the core. For now Hunter knew with the certainty of a man aching with long-held desire that Manda was bound to be only his!
15.Sweet Caroline's Keeper (2001)
GUARDIAN ... AND LOVER He was there the night her father was murdered, though Caroline McGuire never knew it. And he watched her grow into womanhood, her silent, secret protector. But bodygard David Wolfe was forced out of hiding when he discovered a killer on Caroline's trail. Now, as he stood by her side, he was helpless to shield her from his passion. For sweet Caroline was no longer an orphaned child in need of safekeeping, but a vulnerable, beautiful woman aching for love. A love the rugged loner longed to give her -- if only he could. For claiming Caroline would mean revealing his secret role in her sheltered life. But would the truth tear them paart forever?
16.Jack's Christmas Mission (2001)
The last thing Peggy Jo Riley wanted this holiday was a hard-boiled charmer in her house 24/7. But if she wanted to stay alive, she needed Jack Parker. And once she was in Jack's well-muscled arms, she realized just how much she needed him.... Up until the moment he'd seen desire flicker in her pretty eyes, bodyguard Jack Parker had thought Peggy Jo Riley was just another assignment. But the vulnerability he'd glimpsed under this cool beauty's armor made him ache to do a whole lot more for Peggy Jo. Like kiss her till she gave him her trust. And love her till she gave him her heart...
17.The Princess's Bodyguard (2002)
This arrogant, ill-mannered American was hardly the sort of man Princess Adele of Orlantha was used to encountering in her world of wealth and privilege. And yet Matt O'Brien was all that stood between her and the deadly conspiracy that threatened everything she held dear. Her only hope was a marriage -- in name only -- to her self-appointed "protector." But to be so very...intimate with this infuriating yet dangerously compelling man was almost more than she could bear -- because their masquerade was turning into a passion that was all too real.
18.On Her Guard (2002)
SOMETIMES LOVE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME OF ALL As the powerful head of one of the strongest protection agencies in the world, Ellen Denby believed she was invincible. Invulnerable. Until she came face-to-face with the one man who made her remember what it was to feel. To love... He couldn't resist her, though he knew he could never truly have her. For anyone secret service agent Nikos Pandarus claimed as his own became fodder for his vengeful foes. But now that fate had brought his beautiful Ellen into his arms once more, he swore to protect her -- and hungered to possess her again. But would their passion come at too high a price?
19.Faith, Hope and Love (2002)
After one passionate night, Faith Sheridan found herself pregnant with her sexy bodyguard's child. Now she hoped the news of their secret child would be a welcome gift to Worth Cordell this holiday -- and the beginning of a lifetime of love....
20.Grace Under Fire (2003)
Grace Beaumont had it all once: wealth, social prominence, a family. Until the accident that tore apart her life. An accident, she'd just discovered, that might not have been as random as it seemed. Now she was determined to uncover what had happened all those years ago. Then someone became determined to stop Grace -- dead. Enter Jed Tyree, a hot-blooded bodyguard with a scar on his soul and a hunger to protect all he holds dear. And he holds Grace Beaumont's life very, very dear, though he can never tell her why. Never reveal his secret connection to her sorrowful past. Never surrender to the powerful emotion he feels every time he looks into her eyes... Or can he?
21.Downright Dangerous (2004)
DOWNRIGHT IRRESISTIBLE! She had always been the good girl, putting her family first, never thinking of herself. But now Elsa Leone was a woman on a mission, and her well-meaning attempt to put an end to crime in her town had earned her enemies. Deadly enemies. Enter Rafe Devlin, top-notch bodyguard and just about as bad as a man can be. Or so he said. But the moment Elsa saw the tender lover beneath the hard-bodied protector, she knew the stakes had just gotten higher. Because if letting Rafe into her lonely life was trouble, loving him was downright dangerous....
22.Keeping Baby Secret (2004)
HER SECRET WAS OUT! They shared a brief, passionate affair, before Agent Frank Latimer moved on to his next mission. Leenie hadn't expected anything more from Frank than those beautiful encounters they shared. Until she gave birth to his child, and wondered about the wisdom of keeping his baby secret. Especially when her son was kidnapped! Frank would have punished Leenie for keeping the truth about his son from him, if he weren't hell-bent on bringing his boy home. And he would. Once he did, he planned on letting independent Leenie know just what he thought about her betrayal. Right after he put out the other fire that still raged passionately between them...
23.Laying His Claim (2004)
PASSION -- PAST AND PRESENT Trent Winston had spent years trying to forget the only woman he'd ever loved and the tragedy that had torn their world apart. But now she was back in town, stirring up unwanted memories and unwelcome desires -- and demanding that he help her find the child he'd thought was lost forever.... Kate Malone was a very different woman now -- strong and independent, but with the same innocent sensuality he remembered all too well. And the more time Trent spent with her, the more he ached to reclaim everything that had once been his -- starting with her.
24.Worth Dying for (2004)
Sometimes love is stronger than death... Security agent Dante Moran can't afford the luxury of love -- in his line of work, emotions can get you killed. Besides, he's never recovered from the pain of losing his high school sweetheart to a serial rapist and killer. As far as Dante is concerned, his heart died the day her body was discovered. But when he's hired to find Tessa Westbrook's missing daughter, Dante is shocked to feel his long-buried emotions rise to the surface. Tessa stirs something in him that he hasn't felt since he was a kid...something that makes him think she could become more than a client. But Tessa's past is full of secrets...and with a killer still on the loose, Dante must decide if she's worth dying for -- or a reason to live.
25.Ramirez's Woman (2005)
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Presidential candidate Miguel Ramirez was under attack, fighting for the future of his people -- and his life. He needed a bodyguard, but J. J. Blair wasn't the tough-as-nails muscleman he'd been expecting. With a campaign to win and only a petite, ravenhaired "fiancee" to protect him, Miguel knew he'd have to rely on his instincts to survive. Only J.J. wasn't used to following orders. She was irritating, infuriating...and intoxicatingly beautiful. And although he was drawn to her, body and soul, Miguel couldn't afford to be distracted. Because having an undercover lover could lead not only to passion -- but peril.
26.Penny Sue Got Lucky (2006)
When Penny Sue Paine got Lucky, everyone was in an uproar. Because Lucky was the sweet-faced dog who had inherited the Paine millions! Now somebody wanted Lucky dead. So Penny Sue hired herself a tall, well-muscled hunk of a bodyguard.... When Vic Noble found out his latest client was a dog, he nearly lost his cool. Then he got an eyeful of Miss Penny Sue Paine, a brunette with a body to die for and an innocence that could do a lesser man in. Good thing Vic was about as tough as they made 'em. But the tougher they are -- the harder they fall!
27.Dangerous Deception (2006)
Sometimes love is the most dangerous truth of all... For Lausanne Raney, romance meant nothing but trouble. Once it cost her her freedom and her baby girl. Now she's got a respectable life . . . but desperately needs money to find her child. When she accepts an unusual offer from her wealthy employer's daughter, she finds herself under deadly suspicion -- and the unwanted protection of security agent Domingo Shea. Bad enough the courageously honest ex-Navy SEAL doesn't completely trust Lausanne any more than she does him. But worse still, the instant electric attraction between them is impossible to resist. And the deeper their investigation goes, the more Lausanne struggles to convince Dom to leave her -- for both their sakes But with a ruthless killer lying in wait, there will soon be no safe place for her or Dom to hide . . .
28.His Only Obsession (2007)
Finding him meant risking herself. After her father's disappearance, Gwen Arnell was desperate to find him--even follow his route to a legendary island. She would do anything to shield him from harm, but who would protect her from the sensual private investigator who'd just become her unlikely rescuer? Ex-CIA agent Will Pierce came to Puerto Nuevo for a missing-persons case and didn't expect a beautiful partner. The paradise teemed with unseen perils, and Gwen could be the key to both their missions. As mortal danger found them, Will realized just how far he'd go for a love that had become his most passionate obsession....
29.A Time To Die (2007)
Ten years ago, Black Ops commando Deke Bronson's bullet left up-and-coming journalist Lexie Murrough paralyzed It's taken years of painful physical therapy to bring Lexie back from the brink. And Deke is just grateful that she has no memory of his part in the incident that left her injured and him emotionally scarred. He's tried to put the past behind him, leaving the military and joining the Dundee Agency, but he's never been able to forgive himself.... When Lexie, now head of an international charity organization, begins receiving terrifying threats from the son of the dictator killed during that long-ago operation, it's Deke who's assigned to keep her safe from harm. Maybe it's fate's way of giving him another chance, but falling for Lexie isn't supposed to be part of the deal. And what if she finally discovers the truth?
30.Dying For You (2008)
It was the job of her dreams...but it became her worst nightmare.... All private security agent Lucie Evans wanted was a fresh start--and the chance to show Sawyer McNamara, her ex-boss, that she no longer craved his absolution for a crime she didn't commit. So when the offer of a trip to South America as the personal bodyguard to a billionaire heiress came up, Lucie jumped at the prospect of leaving the Dundee Agency behind. Then the nightmare began. Kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity, suddenly Lucie's only hope of survival rested with the one man she never wanted to see again.... Sawyer had spent years convincing himself that all he felt for Lucie was contempt--but with her life at stake, he was forced to face his true feelings. Though it may be a case of too little, too late. Because Lucie's captor wouldn't rest until she was silenced...once and for all.
3 Babies for 3 Brothers
3 Babies for 3 Brothers: There's nothing like a secret baby to bring a brooding bachelor home again!
1.His Secret Child (1999)
PASSIONATE SECRETS One sultry night many years ago, Sheila Vance became a woman in Caleb Bishop's arms. And though he never knew it, Caleb became a father. Now the hard-hearted bachelor was back in town, and Sheila fought the fiery attraction between them. For this time, Caleb had the power to hurt not only her, but also her precious child. When Caleb saw Sheila again, he wanted her back in his life -- and in his bed. But he suspected more than passion made her tremble beneath his touch -- and Caleb was determined to discover the elusive beauty's every secret....
2.His Woman, His Child (1999)
NINE MONTHS... Hank Bishop had given Susan Redman the greatest gift -- the baby her husband hadn't been able to give her. But soon after Hank became the sperm donor and fulfilled her family dreams, Susan was suddenly widowed. Now the rugged lawman felt duty-bound to protect the pregnant beauty. OR FOREVER? He was the man she'd always loved -- the man she'd thought would never settle down. But when fate made Hank the father and protector of her unborn child, Susan soon dreamed of forever with the sexy sheriff....
3.Having His Baby (1999)
JAKE BISHOP WAS A DADDY The thought shook the hard-hearted cowboy down to his boots. But once he took his tiny daughter in his strong arms, he knew he would do anything for her... AND THAT MEANT MARRIAGE But blue-blooded beauty Donna Fields had some crazy notion that a rough-edged rancher wasn't the kind of daddy a little girl needed. Well, he'd show the stubborn new mom just what kind of man she needed - one slow kiss at a time. And soon he'd be sharing his ranch with the two sweet little ladies who'd captured his soul...
1. The Fifth Victim (2003) Последно видение
Женевиев Мадок, или просто Джени, е малко странна - често има видения. И животът й сигурно щеше да премине в самота, ако в малкото градче не започваха да се случват странни ритуални убийства на жени. И тя "вижда" убийствата малко преди да станат. В една бурна нощ в градчето пристига специалният агент от ФБР на име Далас. Суров професионалист, загубил племенницата си в подобно убийство, той е безусловно решен да открие и спре убиеца с цената на всичко. Съдбата или по-точно суровата зимна виелица го среща с Джени и след ден два той разбира изумен, че всички в градчето вярват във виденията й. Нещо, против което се бунтува цялото му материалистично същество, целият му опит на патило и препатило ченге. Отначало с ирония, после дори с насмешка той слуша бълнуванията й за поредното убийство. Но сред иронията и насмешката скоро си дава сметка, че е лудо привлечен от гадателката. И вероятно това е причината да започне да й вярва. Бързо разбира, че виденията не са измама. Въпреки здравия разум, въпреки всичко, на което го е научил опитът му във ФБР. Но и още нещо усеща - много по-различно: че малко по малко се влюбва в Джени. С онази любов, която наричат единствена. Сред смърт, налудничаво сектантство и болка той сменя приоритетите си и започва да си проправя път към сърцето и обичта на Джени… Но преди това трябва да разкрие и обезвреди злостния убиец, да спаси любимата си от окървавените му ръце…
2. The Last to Die (2004) (aka Beg to Die)
BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LOVE... Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee, has seen murder before, but nothing like what has claimed the life of Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton fortune. The crime is so vicious, so personal and filled with hatred, the authorities are certain it had to be someone he knew...someone hiding an unimaginable sadistic streak behind a friendly fa�ade. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU TRUST... The number one suspect is Jamie's former lover Jazzy Talbot. The girl from the wrong side of the tracks has always been Cherokee Point's favorite target for gossip and worse. Jazzy knows she didn't kill Jamie...just as she knows she's being watched, stalked like prey... BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU KNOW... And then the killer strikes again...and again...with the same chilling signature. With no one to believe her innocence except enigmatic drifter Caleb McCord, Jazzy plunges into a small town's long-buried secrets and shocking family sins...each startling truth bringing her dangerously close to a killer determined to make Jazzy the last to die...
3. As Good As Dead (2004) Изстрадана обич
Рийв Сорел, блестяща дама от висшето общество, е пристигнала в малкото градче, за да търси отговори на стара семейна история, да разбере дали Джаси Талбът е действително нейна сестра, да открие кои са техните родители. Да получи един отговор - кой преди тридесет години я е захвърлил и защо. А около града се вихри сериен убиец. Докато той сее смърт наоколо, Рийв се обръща към шериф Бътлър да й помогне да разнищи смъртоносните тайни за миналото си. Някой ще направи опит да я спре, някой, който иска да поправи грешки от преди тридесет години, по-коварен, отколкото тя си мисли, по-близо, отколкото си представя. И само шерифът може да й помогне, само в неговите обятия тя ще може да намери и сигурност, и обич. Една изстрадана обич...
1.After Dark (2000) Белези по сърцето
Нищо не е така, както изглежда. И никога няма да бъде същото. Една жена – щастлива и богата за съгражданите си – е обвинена в убийството на съпруга си. Единственият мъж, който може да помогне на нея и сина й, се е заклел никога повече да не се зъвърне в този град, който го презира. Или при жената, която обича, но не заслужава. Нищо не е така, както изглежда... Той трябва да се завърне, да разкъса паяжината на лицемерие, похот, корупция, да открие чаканата любов и нечакания син. Да излекува белезите по едно любящо сърце.
2.Killing Her Softly (2005) Любов с непознат (aka Amnesia)
Куин Кортез, елитен и скъпоплатен адвокат, има репутация на безмилостен хищник както в съдебната залата, така и в леглата на безбройните си любовници. Докато една от тях не е убита в дома й. Заподозрян номер едно е Куин. В полицията случайно се среща с братовчедката на жертвата - Анабел - между тях против волята им прелита искра. Една искрица, от която започва да тлее чувство, на което Куин е смятал, че не е способен, а Анабел -че е кощунство. Убийствата на любовници продължават. Примката около Кортез се стяга. Той иска да докаже невинността си и в този му поход към истината жадува и да спечели едно сърце, мечтае да се превърне в нов човек. А Анабел - студената дама със синя кръв - разбира, че е влюбена в един непознат. Научава и нещо ново - че само любовта може да даде бъдеще на един живот, дори и ако тя е с... непознат.
3.Close Enough to Kill (2006)
Close Enough To Touch He's their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts. From a distance, he admires them. Desires them. Despises them. And when he gets close enough, he kills them all. Close Enough To Kiss Adams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place where everyone knows each other--but not well enough, it seems, because Sheriff Bernie Granger has a serial killer on her hands, a total psycho who stalks, woos, kidnaps and kills his victims. It's Bernie's first big case, a chance for her to prove herself to her new boss, former Memphis police detective Jim Norton, but it won't be easy. This killer is uncannily smart. It's as if he knows what Bernie's thinking. And his next move is more than shocking--it's chillingly personal. Close Enough To Kill A terrifying game is underway. A desperate hunt has begun. And a rookie sheriff is determined to stop a killer at all costs. But is she getting nearer to catching him or drawing far too close to his deadly flame?
4.The Dying Game (2007)
PLAY TO WIN... It's the ultimate game--the adrenaline surge of the hunt, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. For in this game, the rules are simple: To win, you only have to kill. To lose, you will have to die... PLAY TO SCREAM... The victims are former beauty queens found with a single rose beside their bodies. Lindsay McAllister has seen this signature before, when she was a rookie detective with the Chattanooga PD investigating the death of Judd Walker's wife, a murder that sent the handsome lawyer off the deep end. Now, Lindsay has the brutal task of telling Judd that his wife's killer has struck again, and she's going to need his help to outplay their opponent--because the killer is getting bolder, faster, and more ruthless. The game is escalating, and no one is safe. PLAY TO DIE... Now as the body count rises, the rules are changing. A killer will do anything to win. And the only way for Lindsay to stop a madman's twisted game is to play it herself...
5.The Murder Game (2008)
NEW GAME The game is simple--he is the Hunter. They are the Prey. He gives them a chance to escape. To run. To hide. To outsmart him. But eventually, he catches them. And that's when the game gets really terrifying... NEW RULES Private investigator Griffin Powell and FBI agent Nicole Baxter know a lot about serial killers--they took one down together. But this new killer is as sadistic as they've ever seen. He likes his little games, and he especially likes forcing Nic and Griff to play along. Every unsolvable clue, every posed victim, every taunting phone call--it's all part of his twisted, elaborate plan. And then the Hunter calls, wanting to know if they're really ready to play... BUT WINNERSTILL KILLS ALL... There's a new game now, and it's much more deadly than the first. A brutal psychopath needs a worthy adversary. He won't stop until he can hunt the most precious prey of all--Nicole. And with his partner in a killer's sights, Griff is playing for the biggest stakes of his life.
6.Cold Hearted (2008)
TRUSTING HER... They all loved her. That was their mistake. Two husbands, her college fiance, an influential boss--every man who gets close to Jordan Price is made to pay in blood. And the list is growing... COULD BE... Hired by the Powell Agency to investigate Senator Dan Price's death, Rick Carson can see at once why people would believe Jordan Price incapable of cold-blooded murder. Slender, pale, and elegant, she stands by her late husband's graveside exuding sweet vulnerability. Only Rick notices that she never sheds a tear. And the deeper he delves into the string of deaths from which Jordan has profited handsomely, the more convinced Rick becomes that he is dealing with a callous, cunning, unstoppable killer... THE LAST THING YOU EVER DO... The closer Rick gets to the chilling truth, the more dangerous this game of cat-and-mouse becomes. The targets are changing, and suddenly, nothing and no one is safe. If Jordan is as innocent as she claims, Rick may have placed her in a killer's cross hairs. And if she's guilty, he'll never live to regret it...
7.Silent Killer (2009)
IN MURDER... The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killer's taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight... AND IN LIFE... In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. Then she gets a second note. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's terrifyingly personal. TIMING IS EVERYTHING With every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lorie's will be the last name left on his list. Her only hope is to unearth a deadly secret -- before the clock runs out for good...
Dead by Trilogy
1. Dead By Midnight (2010)
IN MURDER... The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killer's taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight... AND IN LIFE.. In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. Then she gets a second note. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's terrifyingly personal. TIMING IS EVERYTHING With every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lorie's will be the last name left on his list. Her only hope is to unearth a deadly secret -- before the clock runs out for good...
2. Dead By Morning (2011)
1.Yankee Lover (1990)
TO ARMS John Mason knew better than to make a wager with a lady. Ladies, he'd learned, didn't play fair. But the chance to win a date with the sultry Southern belle perched daintily in the county fair's dunking booth made the bet worth taking. Experience had taught Laurel Drew harsh lessons about hard-living macho types like the big blond Yankee with the good throwing arm. Pity that didn't still the drumroll vibrating through her body at his touch. The verbal sparks that flew between them threatened to start another Civil War. But John had a few battle tactics he hoped might warm the sudden chill in the air -- AND provide some much needed Southern comfort.
2.Sugar Hill (1992)
SOUTHERN COMFORT Bonnie Jean Harland and Carter Jackson Moody--their fiery teenage romance had ignited gossip in their small Alabama hometown. Youthful passion had led Carter to defy his powerful family and defend Bonnie Jean's reputation ... until scandal exploded, transforming his love into hate. Years had passed, but Carter couldn't forgive--or forget--the only woman he'd ever wanted. Now she was back, determined to ignore the whispers that followed her still. Bonnie Jean knew Carter heard them--and that he watched her with hungry eyes. Once again she felt the primitive stirrings his touch had long ago awakened. If only she could tell Carter what had really happened on that steamy night when their happiness had shattered-but her bitter secret had to be kept ... at any cost....
1.Lucky in Love (1991)
STRIKE THREE! Cole Kendrick couldn't take it anymore! The big-time baseball player had slid into the Holly House bed and breakfast to get some well-earned rest and relaxation. Instead, he got an eyeful -- in the form of small-town honey Lucky Darnell. But this tantalizing woman wouldn't let him steal one kiss, much less get to third base! Lucky knew Cole was definitely not the one-woman man she'd been looking for! Why, he probably had a string of brokenhearted bimbos haunting baseball stadiiums across the country. His sexy athlete's body and smoldering sensuality took her breath away, but could she ask him to give up his life-style for the pleasures of home -- rather than home plate?
2.Out of Danger (1991)
FIND QUENT YERBY... Tracking down an elusive ex-cop like Quent Yerby wasn't easy, but Beck Kendrick needed his permission to adopt the little boy in her care. Unfortunately, the search led the sophisticated child psychologist to a gym filled with sweaty, muscular men, and Mr. Yerby, with his bulging biceps and lazy drawl, was her worst nightmare! Quent informed Beck that he planned to get to know his nephew--and her--better. His infuriating self-assurance and frank appraisal of her physical attributes left Beck breathless--and positive that the last thing she needed was an overbearing man complicating her life. But Quent's powerful masculine presence comforted Beck when danger surfaced. His fierce need to protect her sparked other, urgent needs . . . and was a risk she had to take.
1.Talk of the Town (1992) Мълвата
Красавицата Лидия Рийд не е предполагала, че може да стане обект на скандал. Неверният й съпруг умира.Отчаяна, тя намира утеха при Уейд Камерън… И всички в града започват да говорят. Уейд разбира, че чувствата му към Лидия са обречени. Срещите й с обикновения фермер накърняват доброто й име. Неодобрителните погледи на нейните познати го карат да я избягва. Но една лятна нощ… Една гореща лятна нощ оставя жителите на Ривъртън безмълвни!
NEED TO FIND YOUR ROOTS? Name: Britt Cameron Education: don't know much about history ... but I can run a farm with one hand tied behind my back. Hometown: Riverton, Alabama Declaration of Independence: Looks like I'm free -- acquitted of murder. What does that matter, when the good citizens of Riverton consider me guilty? Here in the Mississippi backwoods, no one knows about me ... and this woman, this Anna Rose Palmer, even hired me as her handyman. Folks in these parts think she's an old-maid schooletacher, but the way she looks at a man ... And now I'm bound and determined to go back to Alabama and clear my name -- because that's all I have to offer her....
The Mother of My Child (1994)
BLACK SHEEP Spencer Rand may have been a member of the premier family of Marshallton, Tennessee, but he'd also been a classic teenage rebel. Not only had he dared to become passionately entangled with the housekeeper's daughter--he'd gone and fallen in love with her. Though he knew fiery, outspoken Pattie Cornell was his soul mate, Spence had left town and never looked back. Never until now, when a shocking secret revealed the truth about the venerable Rand family, and about the woman Spence hadn't been able to forget. Bracing himself to confront the past, Spence returned to Marshallton. With him was the daughter Pattie Cornell had borne--and been told she had lost...
Nothing But Trouble (1994)
JAIL... Local lawyer Peyton Rand should have left tempting troublemaker Tallie Bishop in the local hoosegow for as long as possible! That way, she'd keep out of trouble...and away from him. Instead, he bailed her out, just like he'd being doing for years. But as far as Peyton was concerned this was the last straw! But that was easier said than done. Tallie had been chasing Peyton around since they were kids, but suddenly this kid had grown - and in all the right places, too. And suddenly Peyton found that it wasn't going to be easy getting Tallie out of his system - or out of his life.
The Wanderer (1993)
BACHELOR First impressions sure are deceiving! I was positive Leah Marshall was a snob--after all, she's one of the Marshalls here in Marshallton, Tennessee. She looked down her nose at me, with my scraggly hair, ragged clothes and hobo friends. If she knew the truth, she'd be shocked., but that's my secret .... BACHELORETTE No one was more surprised than I was when Judd Barnett worked his way into my heart. Now here I am, involved with a vagabond who's hardly suitable for marriage and fatherhood, as my biological clock ticks away. Marshallton is a small town--people are talking. Imagine what they'd say if they knew I'm carrying his baby! But that's my secret, and no one--including Judd--must ever know ..
Lover and Deceiver (1994)
WEALTHY WALLFLOWER Fortune had always smiled on Miss CeCe Collins, but her luck was about to run out. Gardner Kegan would see to that. Capturing her guarded heart was the key to his scheme -- for only then could he make CeCe pay for what her family had done to him. Prim, privileged CeCe was used to false flattery from gold-digging suitors, but Gardner was different. One kiss from the dashing stranger and CeCe's doubts and misgivings were transformed into newfound bliss. Gardner had painstakingly planned his vengeful seduction. But in his thirst for retaliation, he had overlooked one unlikely possibility: that he might genuinely fall for CeCe...
The Tender Trap (1996)
ME? MARRY YOU? It took just one brief touch of Adam Wyatt's lips to Blythe Elliott's mouth to ignite a fire so hot neither could deny it. And now, thanks to that one reckless night of passion, Blythe has an unplanned surprise for Adam ... and he has an unexpected proposal for her! OKAY ... I DO. Blythe is sure she has nothing in common with stubborn, old-fashioned Adam -- except for the baby she carries, the signed marriage certificate ... and the house they share. But living together soon makes them realize that it wasn't sex, but love, that created their child. If only one of them would admit it first....
A Child of Her Own (1997)
HE HAD THE ONE THING SHE WANTED .... Lori Lee Guy had always longed to be someone's mommy--and she had never imagined wild and wicked Rick Warrick as anyone's daddy. But here she was, childless. And here he was, still sinfully sexy ...and single-handedly raising an adorable little girl. SHE WAS THE LAST THING HE NEEDED .... How could Rick have fallen for Lori Lee--again? He'd learned the hard way that she was holding out for Mr. Perfect, and this bad boy had no intention of being tamed into becoming a model husband! But his daughter and Lori Lee had other ideas ....
Emily and the Stranger (1998)
HE WANTED TO GIVE HER A CHILD Powerfully built and ruggedly hand-some, Mitch Hayden walked into Emily Jordan's life and took her senses by storm. The ache in his searing blue gaze matched the loneliness in her soul, and soon the pretty widow had fallen hopelessly in love with a man she barely knew. A man too dangerous to love... For Mitch hadn't come to Emily's home by chance. He'd come to ask forgiveness for the role he'd played in her tragic past--for the dreams of family he'd destroyed. Now he longed to give her the child she wanted, the happiness she deserved. But if Emily discovered who he really was, Mitch would be the last man she could ever love.
Every Move She Makes (2001) Любов и омраза
Ела Потьр е дъщеря на най-уважаваната фамилия в знойния южен град. Баща й притежава неограничена власт. Майка й е от стар аристократичен род. Тя е прокурор, „доброто момиче на татко". Животът не може да бъде по-добър. Докато от затвора не излиза, условно освободен, Рийд - лошото момче на града, невинно осъден за убийството на втория си баща. Момчето, което Ела е харесвала в детските години. Рийд има мисия - да разобличи убиеца - и в списъка му на заподозрените на първо място е бащата на Ела. Но някой иска да го спре. Истинският убиец планира да го върне в затвора. Сложните машинации на една порочна душа сблъскват бившия затворник с младата прокурорка и още на първата им среща между тях сякаш прехвръква ток. Първо той, а после и тя разбират, че са създадени един за друг. Горещата южна кръв не познава кастовите граници и скоро „доброто момиче" се озовава в леглото му. Но някой е решил да го спре. И сега се налага да бъде убита и Ела. Този някой е нейната майка.
What She Doesn't Know (2002)
IN THE WAKE OF A TRAGEDY SHE CAN'T FORGET... Twenty years ago, Jolie Royale witnessed a crime that stained her home, Belle Rose plantation, with her family's blood. A shooting left her mother, her aunt, and her aunt's suspected lover dead, and Jolie critically wounded. The case was ruled a double homicide and suicide and quickly closed, though rumors abounded as to the murderer's real identity... THE FACE SHE CAN'T REMEMBER... Jolie would never forget that day--but she could never recall the killer's face. And now she is coming home. With mixed feelings she returns for her father's funeral, feelings that turn into dread when the investigation into the triple murder is reopened--and it becomes clear as day that a killer is still on the loose ...MAY BE THE LAST ONE SHE SEES Determined to put the past to rest, Jolie turns to Max Devereaux for help. Years ago, he made no secret of his resentment toward her family, but it seems many things have changed--including Jolie's feelings for her unlikely ally. Now, as she and Max work together to put back the lost pieces of her memories, the striking distance between her and the killer closes. Someone can't wait for Jolie to remember his face, because by then it will be too late...
Don't Cry (2010)
NOWHERE TO RUN The crime scenes are horrifying: the victims arranged with deliberate care, posed to appear alive despite their agonized last moments and the shocking nature of their deaths. NO PLACE TO HIDE Chattanooga grief counselor Audrey Sherrod moonlights for the local police. It's clear to her, and to Special Agent J.D. Cass, that the murders are the work of a deranged serial killer. At first, the only link is the victim's similar physical appearance. But then another connection emerges, tying them to a long-ago series of horrifying crimes Audrey hoped would never resurface -- crimes that hit all too close to home. NO TIME TO CRY Each grisly new discovery proves the past has not been forgotten, and the worst is yet to come. Audrey went looking for the truth and she is about to find it… and it will be more twisted and more terrifying than she ever imagined…
Time of Death (2010)
When the clock strikes twelve, it's time to die... One by one, random victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight... Since her fall from Hollywood, actress Lorie Hammonds has returned to her hometown of Alabama and built a new life for herself. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. But as the notes become more personal, Lorie is running scared. Sheriff Mike Birkett, Lorie's ex-lover has been avoiding her, but when investigators uncover Lorie's connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's becoming terrifyingly personal. With every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lorie's will be the last name left on his list. But is Lorie all that she seems? As she battles to unearth a deadly secret, will she be able to save herself before time runs out for good?
If Looks Could Kill (2011)
3, 2, 1... Married! (1999) (with Marie Ferrarella and Sharon Sala)
В този сборник Бевърли участва с новелата Getting Personal: The countdown has begun. Three marriage-minded women have set their sights on becoming brides. And they're following Prominence magazine's surefire list of ways to meet the grooms of their dreams. How to hook a husband when time is of the essence: Prominence says... Get Personal! Beverly Barton creates a heroine who discovers that personal ads are a bit like opening Door Number 3 - the prize for 'Getting Personal' may be just more than worth the risk!
Special Deliveries (2001) (with Janice Kaiser)
Beneath His Shield (2002) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Dangerous to Love (2002) (with Marie Ferrarella and Lindsay McKenna)
Holding Out for Her Hero (2003) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Long Hot Summer (2004) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Forces of Nature (2004) (with Heather Graham)
Expecting the Cop's Baby (2005) (with Myrna Temte)
Her Bodyguard (2005) (with Judith Duncan)
So This is Christmas (2005) (with Margot Early and Sherryl Woods)
В този сборник Бевърли участва с новелата Faith, Hope and Love
Sugar and Spice (2006) (with Joanne Fluke, Shirley Jump and Fern Michaels)
В този сборник Бевърли участва с новелата The Ghost of Christmas Past: Wounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn't have any reason to look forward to the holidays--until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, he's falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow . . .
Her Rescuer (2006) (with Eileen Wilks)
Most Likely to Die (2007) Грехове на миналото (with Lisa Jackson and Wendy Corsi Staub)
Това е една книга, написана от три големи майсторки на романтичната проза - Лиза Джаксън, Бевърли Бартън и Уеди Стъб, отдавна известни на българския читател. Това е една история за три жени, бивши съученички, които държат ключа към една тъмна тайна. И към страстта на своя преследвач. Тогава, преди 20 години те всички са обичали Джейк. И някой го е убил. Сега те имат свой живот, но в сянката му все още се възправя Джейк и садистичното му убийство. Някой преследва сега трите млади жени. И те трябва да разкрият убиеца, да загърбят отдавна отминали страсти, да потърсят любовта си, да посрещнат бъдещето си.
Guarding Her Body (2007) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Protecting Her (2008) (with Suzanne Brockmann)
Ready for Marriage? (2008) (with Ann Major and Anne Marie Winston)
Determined to Protect, Forbidden to Love (2009) (with Carla Cassidy and Joyce Sullivan)
Wanted: A Father for Her Baby (2009) (with Peggy Moreland and Emilie Rose)
=SERIES CONTRIBUTED TO=
American Heroes: Against All Odds
42. Out of Danger (1991)
Babies & Bachelors USA
WHAT's IN A NAME? Everything, if it's all you've got to offer. In Cherokee, Anna Rose Palmer hires Britt Cameron as a handyman, and gives him a place to stay. So he considers it a small favor to pose as her fiance in return, to get the gossips in town off her back. But back in Riverton, it seems the local folk still consider Britt guilty, though he was acquitted of his wife's murder. So after passion flares with Anna Rose, Britt knows he has to return to Riverton to clear his name -- for himself, for her and for the sake of the child Anna Rose is carrying...
Way Out West
Lone Wolf's Lady (1998)
THE BADDEST MAN IN TEXAS? A quarter-breed cowboy like Luke McClendon had no business wooing golden girl Deanna Atchley. So when Luke was sent to prison for the murder of Deanna's father, it came as no surprise. Everyone in Stone Creek, Texas, knew Luke was just no good. Now Deanna Was back in Luke's life, determined to clear his name. But the hard-hearted loner wasn't looking for redemption - only revenge. And as soon as he seduced the sweet beauty, he'd have it. But once Deanna was in his arms again, Luke wondered if the time had finally come to claim the bride who was rightfully his... WAY OUT WEST Because there's nothing like a cowboy
Nine Months (1998)
A disaster filled night... A passionate encounter... A baby on the way... Paige Summers couldn't believe the handsome stranger she'd been stranded with was Jared Montgomery, her arrogant new boss! Now she was forced to work with the man she'd wantonly succumbed to during that long, sultry night. And soon she'd have to tell him that the baby she carried was his. Jared was determined to do the right thing by his child. But suddenly his sexy secretary wasn't following orders! She'd turned down his proposal when he'd offered her his name, his fortune, everything. . . except his heart.
Fortunes of Texas
In the Arms of a Hero (2000)
The Fortunes of Texas: Membership in this family has its privileges... and its price. But what a fortune can't buy, a true-bred Texas love is sure to bring! THE PROTECTOR His mission was clear: bring home Texas blue blood Victoria Fortune. But when mercenary Quinn McCoy encountered his objective, he found the lady had a serious aversion to playing damsel to his knight. Yet even this headstrong heiress was no match for Quinn's icy dedication to duty. And as they began their long journey both encountered a most unexpected attraction. Their dizzying passion changed all the rules, leaving them breathless for the ultimate fulfillment. But could lone wolf McCoy, the man who had never known love, entrust his heart to Victoria's safekeeping and find a home in her arms?
Year of Loving Dangerously
Her Secret Weapon (2000)
THE AGENT: Burke Lonigan, weapons expert and world-class charmer THE MISSION: To destroy a dangerous traitor, while defending his woman and child! Facing off with a deadly menace was easy for Burke Lonigan -- until a beguiling beauty stepped in danger's path. The only way Burke could protect Callie Severin was to make her his wife. Then Burke discovered his new bride was the beautiful stranger he had taken to his bed one passionate night long ago -- and the mother of the child he'd never known! Now Burke was determined to defend his family -- and damn the consequences to his heart!
Lone Star Country Club
The Debutantes (2002) (with Ann Major and Christine Rimmer)
В този сборник Бевърли участва с новелата Jenna's Wild Ride: Hold on tight when a good girl sets out to break the rules -- and a few hearts -- before the debutante ball. Who else but a sexy ranch hand could tame the angelic deb with the devilish eyes?
The Rebel's Return (2002)
LSCC Member: Dashing bachelor Dylan Bridges Social Status: This judge's son may be single, but this lady-killer is searching for a certain Mission Creek socialite Method of Seduction: Boldly showing beautiful Maddie Delarue that he's the man for her! Maddie Delarue didn't know who was kissing her until Dyla