|OTHERWISE ENGAGED (Amanda Quick)
Hardcover - 352 pages
On Sale April 22, 2014
Putnam; ISBN-10: 0399165142
Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk. Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands.
But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home . . .
One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. But Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after she is trapped in a carriage with a blade-wielding man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her . . . for now.
But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom, who has left a trail of female victims in his wake, has survived the wounds she inflicts and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by her scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge—gossip about their hours alone in a ship’s stateroom seems to have crossed the Atlantic faster than any sailing vessel could. Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him—as tenuous as it may be.
For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom’s reign of terror in London, and will join forces to do so. And as they prepare to confront an unbalanced criminal in the heart of the city they love, they must also face feelings that neither of them can run away from. . . .
|THE MYSTERY WOMAN (Amanda Quick)
A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel #2
First Time in Paperback
Mass Market Paperback - 368 pages
On Sale March 25, 2014
Jove; ISBN-10: 0515154210
Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission—and with a secret past—and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment.
Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball—and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . .
Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea—and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure.
He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness—a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .
Booklist (starred review). “...No one does high-stakes suspense and high-octane romance better than Krentz. The Mystery Woman will captivate readers from start to finish” —John Charles
|THE HOT ZONE (Jayne Castle)
A Rainshadow Novel #3
Mass Market Paperback - 352 pages
On Sale August 26, 2014
Jove; ISBN-10: 0515154725
The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island.
Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret...
Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn.
And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow...
|RUTHLESS LOVE (2-in-1 reissues) (Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Stephanie James)
Mass Market Paperback - 384 pages
On Sale March 25, 2014
HQN Books; ISBN-10: 0373778783
SOMETIMES LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART...
CORPORATE AFFAIR (originally published June 1982 in Silhouette Desire #1, writing as Stephanie James)
Kalinda Brady arrives in Colorado with one thing on her mind: revenge against the ex-fiancé who ruined her happily-ever-after. But a chance encounter with artist and fisherman Rand Alastair leaves her torn between her desire to even the score—and an unexpected passion she won’t soon forget. When her ex-fiancé goes after her company, Kalinda must learn to listen to her heart...or risk losing everything.
LOVER IN PURSUIT (originally published October 1982 in Silhouette Desire #19, writing as Stephanie James)
All Reyna McKenzie wants is a fresh start, and she can’t think of a better locale than beautiful Hawaii...until Trevor Langdon, the man who’d ruthlessly broken her heart, storms back into her life. Six months have passed since Trevor destroyed Reyna’s career, sacrificing their relationship in the process. But now he’ll stop at nothing to win her back, and Reyna must decide if there’s room in her new life for a love that refuses to stay in the past.