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SEDUCED BY HIS TARGET

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SEDUCED BY HIS TARGET

Book three of the Buried Secrets trilogy.

December 2013
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-373-27851-0

Nadira al Kahtani ran away as a teenager to escape an arranged marriage to an abusive man.  Now living under an assumed identity, the renowned plastic surgeon does pro bono work on battered women to help them regain control of their shattered lives.  But then a humanitarian trip to Peru takes a deadly turn, putting her in the hands of terrorists allied with her powerful family -- and a sexy, enigmatic rebel she doesn’t dare trust.  Deep under cover, Special Forces operative Rasheed Davar has finally infiltrated a terrorist sleeper cell a South American drug cartel is smuggling into the United States.  But when they kidnap the daughter of his prime suspect, the need to save the headstrong hostage puts his mission -- and quest for revenge -- at risk.  With time running out, he must whisk the spirited surgeon to safety -- and stop a deadly plot that will push the world to the brink of war.

Buried Secrets: Three murder witnesses, one deadly conspiracy.

- 2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee (Harlequin Romantic Suspense category), Romantic Times Book Reviews

 

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BACKLIST

Seduced by His Target A Kiss to Die For Fatal Exposure HIGH-STAKES AFFAIR HIGH-RISK REUNION COWBOY UNDER SEIGE
MELTDOWN The Royal Affair His 7-Day Fiancée To Protect a Princess Heart of a Thief Facing the Fire
Where He Belongs          

 

A KISS TO DIE FOR

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A KISS TO DIE FOR

Book two of the Buried Secrets trilogy.

August 2013
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-373-278367

Homeless Army veteran Sully Turner is nobody’s hero.  His failure to save his fallen comrades proved that.  So when a gutsy social worker gets caught in a drug gang’s crosshairs, he knows he’s the last man who can safeguard her and the pregnant teenagers she’s trying to protect.  Former debutant Haley Barnes learned the hard way how to survive.  After witnessing a cold-blooded murder, the terrified teenaged runaway changed her identity and hid to save her life.  But when the killer tracks her down and attacks the girls in the homeless shelter she now runs, Haley knows the time has come to stand and fight.  But to bring down the powerful killer she must confront her high-society family’s darkest secrets -- and convince wounded warrior Sullivan Turner he’s the hero she believes.

Buried Secrets: Three murder witnesses, one deadly conspiracy.

- Finalist, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
- Finalist, The Carolyn Readers Choice Award

 

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FATAL EXPOSURE

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FATAL EXPOSURE

Book one of the Buried Secrets trilogy.

June 2013
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-373-27827-5

Cold-case detective Parker McCall has spent fifteen years trying to solve his brother’s murder.  Now a chance photo of the killer in the newspaper sets him hard on the woman’s trail.  A former teenaged runaway, reclusive, award-winning photojournalist B.K. Elliot chronicles the harsh reality of life on the streets -- until a photo in the paper reveals her identity, blowing the lid off her secret past.  With a powerful murderer now dogging her heels, and her police officer step-father determined to silence her permanently, the last person she can afford to trust is a cop.  So why does sexy police detective Parker McCall tempt her to break her silence and resurrect ideals she’d lost years ago?  As danger closes in, and with more than her own life at stake, Brynn must decide if the duty-bound cop will betray her...or heal her battered heart.

Buried Secrets: Three murder witnesses, one deadly conspiracy.

 

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HIGH-STAKES AFFAIR

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High-Stakes Affair

Book two of the Stealth Knights miniseries.

March 2012
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-373-27767-4

With her country on the brink of unrest, loyal Princess Paloma Vergara escapes the security of the palace walls to protect her family. To eliminate the threat of blackmail against her brother, the heir to the Vergara legacy, she must enlist the help of an ex-con with a very special set of skills.

Dante Quevedo has his own dark agenda: avenge his sister's death. Teaming up with the royal beauty makes revenge all the easier to claim. Until they stumble upon a terrorist plot that leaves them with no one but each other to trust...

Stealth Knights: Powerful, passionate heroes with their own code of law

 

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HIGH-RISK REUNION

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High-Risk Reunion

High-Risk Reunion is the first book in the Stealth Knights miniseries.

November 2011
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-373-27752-0

A reformed jewel thief agrees to pull off a dangerous heist to get his dying father released from jail. But once inside the royal castle he spots his former lover, a sultry heiress on a mission of her own. Then the diplomat they’re both planning to rob turns up dead -- and they get framed for the crime. On the run, betrayed by the high-level agents who hired them, they must unravel the past that drove them apart to stop a deadly terrorist attack...and heal their wounded hearts.

Stealth Knights: Powerful, passionate heroes with their own code of law

- Winner, Judge A Book by Its Cover Contest
- Finalist, Aspen Gold
- Winner, Published Beacon

 

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Golden Quill WinnerCowboy Under Siege

Cowboy under Siege is the third book in the new miniseries:
The Kelley Legacy

Harlequin Romantic Suspense
September 2011
ISBN: 978-0-373-27742-1

An unknown enemy of the Kelley family is seeking vengeance on Cole Kelley -- and the Montana ranch he’ll fight to protect. His land is the only thing Cole can depend on. Not his powerful, sandal-ridden father. And especially not Bethany Moore, the beautiful Native American nurse who left him years ago...and is now back with secrets.

Bethany will go up against her own family to help the Bar Lazy K -- and the proud cowboy whose guarded heart is as under siege as his land. Their flame burned brightly once before, but will they have a chance to rekindle it before all is lost?

- Winner, Winter Rose contest
- Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice nominee
- Finalist, Judge A Book by Its Cover contest
- Winner, Write Touch Readers’ Award
- Finalist, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
- Golden Quill finalist
- Finalist, Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award
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Winner, Lories Best Published
- Finalist, Aspen Gold
- Finalist, Published Beacon
- Winner, Laurel Wreath


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MELTDOWN

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Meltdown

Silhouette Romantic Suspense
May 2010
ISBN: 978-0-373-27680-6

Zoe Wilkinson only has hours left to rescue her famous grandfather -- and stop a deadly terrorist attack. Running into ex-love Cooper Kennedy just as the clock starts seriously ticking is a complication she doesn’t need. Their old attraction is more potent than ever -- and it just might be their greatest threat...

- RITA® finalist
- Finalist, Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense
- National Readers Choice Award finalist
- New Jersey Golden Leaf finalist
- Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist
- Judge A Book By Its Cover finalist
- Finalist, Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award
- Finalist in the Published Beacon contest


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The Royal Affair

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The CrusadersThe Royal Affair

Book Three in THE CRUSADERS miniseries

Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1601
March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-373-27671-4

Undercover mercenary Deven Kapur couldn’t save his family from the mafia that ruled the Himalayan kingdom of Romanistan. To protect the woman he loved, he abandoned her and infiltrated the evil organization. His priority was revenge -- until Maya walked back into his life.

Maya Chaudry, aka the Leopard, rescues victims of human trafficking. Nothing will ruin her mission. Not Deven. Not the renewed passion between them. Not the danger that forces them to work together. But as they rush to solve the mystery of an ancient artifact, a secret is revealed that could tear them apart -- forever.

- Winner, Judge a Book by its Cover contest
- National Readers’ Choice Award finalist
- Write Touch Readers’ Award finalist
- New England Bean Pot finalist
- Aspen Gold finalist
- Finalist, Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award
- Winner, Published Beacon


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His 7 Day Fiancee

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Golden Quill WinnerHis 7-Day Fiancée

Book two of the “Love in 60 Seconds” continuity

Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1560
May 2009
ISBN: 978-0-373-27630-1

After being falsely accused of murder, mega-billionaire Luke Montgomery couldn't Holt Medallionafford more scandal. Especially if he wanted to clinch his plan to crush rival magnate Harold Rothchild. However, when the handsome high roller spotted a skittish single mom under siege in his Vegas casino, he figured the odds were finally in his favor….

Before Amanda Patterson could catch her breath, Luke brokered a deal to spirit mother and child off to his mansion to protect them from a predator. His asking price? Pose as his fiancée. But Luke was blindsided by his smoldering desire for Amanda. Would this notorious playboy relinquish control and gamble on love?

- Winner, Holt Medallion
- Golden Quill finalist
- Published Beacon finalist
- Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award finalist


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To Protect a Princess

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To Protect A Princess

Book Two in THE CRUSADERS miniseries

Silhouette Romantic Suspense Series #1538
November 2008
ISBN: 978-0-373-27608-0

Logan Burke is no hero

But princess Dara Adams, sole survivor of the assassination of her royal family, needs the legendary guide to help her on a daring journey to restore an ancient artifact to her people. But she doesn’t bargain on Logan awakening longings she never dared feel -- or on discovering a shocking secret that could change her life.

Logan was vowed to never again take a woman through the treacherous mountains. But with a sniper on Dara’s trail, the sexy loner has no choice but to sweep her from harm’s way. As they go in search of a lost Inca city, journeying deeper into the heart of danger, she sparks his deepest desires. But has he finally met his perfect match -- only to lose her to a destiny more powerful than they know?

- Winner, National Readers’ Choice Award
- Holt Medallion finalist


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Heart of a Thief

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Heart of a Thief

Book One in THE CRUSADERS miniseries

Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1514
May 2008
ISBN: 978-0-373-27584-7

She’d loved him -- and he’d betrayed her.

Or so Sofia Mikhelson believed. So why was security specialist Luke Moreno back, entrusted with protecting a priceless necklace -- and glowering at her as if she’d betrayed him?

Then shots rang out -- and suddenly, Sofia and Luke had to rely on each other. With bodies around them, the necklace missing, and all suspicions pointed their way, Sofia had to face facts. Five years ago, she hadn’t believed in Luke’s innocence. Now, he was the only one she could trust.

What had she done?

- Aspen Gold finalist


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Facing the Fire

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Facing The Fire

Silhouette Intimate Moments #1414
April 2006
ISBN: 978-0-373-27484-0

Never marry a smokejumper! Jordan Wells adopted that motto when her marriage to Cade McKenzie ended in a painful divorce. Now, ten years later, she returns to Montana to put the past to rest and prove she is over Cade.

Then a wildfire sends her on a dangerous race out of the burning forest with the very man she is determined to forget. And suddenly, she faces a threat far greater than any fire. But should she throw away the security she craves for the excitement she finds in Cade’s arms? Will surrendering to his passion doom her to repeat the painful past or unite her with the man she is destined to love?

- CataRomance Readers Choice Award nominee


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Where He Belongs

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Where He Belongs

Silhouette Special Edition #1722
November 2005
ISBN: 978-0-373-24722-6

Harley-riding bad-boy Wade Winslow wants only one thing when he returns to his hometown on the fringes of Appalachia -- to get himself back out. The last thing he'll do is stay in the place that rejected him as a child. But when Wade is named executor of his father's will, he must stay and confront his past, including his ex-lover, Erin McCuen, who desperately needs his help.

Twelve years ago, Erin surrendered her heart to Wade, but not even their sizzling passion convinced him to stay in their hometown. Now the risk-taking smokejumper is back, determined to save her from financial ruin, and Erin's feelings for Wade haven't changed. If anything, the cynical, world-weary man touches her heart even more than the abandoned boy did. But he still won't settle down and she can't leave. Her ailing grandmother needs her too much.

Can Erin keep her heart from Wade and save herself from certain heartbreak when he leaves? Can Wade resist his tormenting need for the woman he doesn't deserve -- or will he finally find Where He Belongs?

-Winner, 2004 Golden Heart
-Winner, Book Buyers Best Award, Overall and Best Short Contemporary
-Winner, Readers and Bookbuyers Best Laurie
-Winner, Affaire de Coeur’s Reader/Writer Poll for Best Short Contemporary
-Golden Leaf Award finalist
-Write Touch Readers’ Award finalist
-Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist
-Honorable Mention, Aspen Gold


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