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Sweet Fire   Sweet Fire

Sweet Fire

Original Release July 1991 / Re-Release February 19th

She longed to have him Told all her life that she was plain, Lydia Chadwick knew no man would come courting because of her looks. So it was with some suspicion that the shy, sweet San Francisco heiress woke one morning with a tall, dark, dangerously handsome husband she couldn't recall marrying. Lydia had lost her memory, and was desperate to discover if there was truly a love to remember. For as she looked at Nathan Hunter's lean, muscular frame, she longed to abandon herself to the sensual stranger, and believe - if only for a little while - that the possessive passion in his smoky gray eyes was really for her.

He ached to have her

Business and pleasure weren't supposed to mix, but in this case Nathan Hunter was willing to make an exception. After all, it was in his mest interests to keep his new bride's mind off the secrets of her past. Making sure she didn't remember her hatred for him turned out to be the easy part, as he initiated the innocent Lydia into womanhood. Not so easy was keeping sight of his own goals as Lydia's sweet surrender wove a seductive spell around Nathan's heart, arousing emotions he had thought forever buried. . .

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Scarlet Lies   Scarlet Lies

Scarlet Lies

Original Release Nov. 1988 / Re-Release January 15th

Beautiful schemer

Brooklyn Hancock was no stranger to dangerous situations. But finding herself at the mercy of a man she'd swindled was enough to make the blue-eyed adventuress a bit nervous. Particularly since her would-be mark was intimidatingly strong, incredibly handsome, and undeniably furious. When he pulled a gun on her and ordered her to strip, she cooly complied, knowing she'd soon turn the tables on her unsuspecting captor. But when he pinned her beneath his lean, muscular body, she stopped thinking about escape and began considering the merits of unconditional surrender.

Merciless avenger

Ryland North had his eye on Brook from the moment he set foot on the Mississippi riverboat. His best friend had lost a fortune to the chestnut-haired chit and Ryland was out for revenge. Now he had her right where he wanted her. . .half naked and helpless in his arms. This part of his plan would be a true pleasure. He would relish making her bend to his will, succumb to his desire. He would watch her startling blue eyes darken with passion; he'd treasure the sound of her beggin for his caresses. And before the night was over, they'd revel in the sinful consequences of her SCARLET LIES.

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Violet Fire   Violet Fire

Violet Fire

Original Release Feb 1988 / Re-Release January 8th

Shannon Kilmartin looked up at her handsome rescuer and shrank from the desire in his deep brown eyes. Had he saved her from drowning only to ravish her? After fleeing the advances of her cruel stepfather, Shannon had vowed never to trust a man whose eyes glowed with passion's flame. When this stranger took her in his steely embrace, she feared he was a madman; when he stole her breath away with a searing kiss, she suddenly wished on;y to share his madness - and his love - all the rest of her days.

Ecstasy found

Brandon Fleming cradled the violet-eyed temptress in his arms and cursed the way she'd stormed into his heart. When his wife deserted him, he'd sworn no woman would ever again touch his soul. But one look at the beauty he held, one touch of her silken skin, and he was lost. All he wanted to do was ease her fear with tender kisses, promise her forever with gentle caresses, and gaze throughout the night into those eyes that burned with desire's VIOLET FIRE.

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A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home

December 2011

When Thea Wyndham and Mitchell Baker learn they've been named joint guardians for their late friends' three children, they're little more than acquaintances. Barely polite acquaintances, at that. Something about Mitch's forthright intensity has always left ad exec Thea feeling off-balance while Mitch makes no secret of his disdain when Thea offers him financial assistance if he'll take sole guardianship.

Thea is far from heartless. She's just plain terrified of her
new parenting responsibilities. Both she and Mitch are romantically involved with other people. Yet the more time they spend together, the less certain she is of her loyalties. There are complications and mis-steps, tears and laughter — lots of it. And somehow, through it all, the dawning realization that the last place she thought she'd find herself could be just where she belongs...

VERDICT Realistic, romantic, and infused with plenty of humor, this brilliantly executed, fearlessly sensual first contemporary title from an author who has made her name in historicals is a stunning success. While this reviewer wouldn't want to see Goodman neglect the historical arena, another modern-day winner like this heartwarming novel would be more than welcome. Goodman (Kissing Comfort) lives in West Virginia. ~ Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

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Kissing Comfort

September 2011

Bode DeLong knows that his playboy brother Bram isn't really in love with Miss Comfort Kennedy, even though it's clear that she's enamored with him. With Bram's motives for the engagement suspect, Bode figures the safest place for Comfort to be is in his arms. Now, Bode just needs to convince Comfort that the childhood fancy she has for his brother is no match for the incredible desire that sparks between them every time they touch.

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Marry Me
Marry Me

December 2010


Rhyne Abbott is fierce, brave, and used to a life of isolation on her father's spread on the outskirts of Reidsville, Colorado. But when, overcome with sickness, she collapses, she knows she must return to town if she is to have any hope of recovery. Only there is no place for her but the new doctor's home, and he wants more than just to heal Rhyne. He wants her hand in marriage.


Doctor Cole Monroe's hands are already more than full with his orphaned little sister to look after, and yet somehow he can't resist the magnetic pull of Rhyne's bewitching eyes—or her tempting kiss. But convincing her to trust him won't be easy. For Rhyne's heart needs as much tender care as her ailing body. And the only cure is the thing she most fears: to let herself fall in love...

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Never Love A Lawman

September 2009

Never Love A Lawman delivers a thrilling tale of small town greed that may have big time consequences- unless two strangers open their hearts to a highly unconventional agreement...

Rachel Bailey may seem like just a beautiful newcomer to most of Reidsville, Colorado, but Sheriff Wyatt Cooper knows she's much more. Through a twist of fate, Rachel is the inheritor of a very valuable commodity: control of the railway that keeps the isolated mining town connected to the world. That is, she will be, if she agrees to the surprising stipulation in her benefactor's will-that she marry Wyatt.

Rachel has no choice: refusing the marriage could put all of Reidsville in the hands of an outsider, and not just any outsider but the cruel tyrant she has come here to escape. Yet living with Wyatt will be her greatest challenge. For he has a tempting way about him that makes Rachel forget theirs is a marriage in name only- until her frightening past shows up to remind them exactly how much they have at stake...

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The Price Of Desire

August 2008

Pleasure has no price...

Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne're-do well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts. Olivia accepts her fate-even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rouges and gamblers. But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright-Jones, the Viscount of Breckenridge, Olivia has more than her good name to worry about-for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain-until now...

Griffin wears the scars of his life on his striking face, Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before, he doesn't force her to share his bed-a difficult task considering how beautiful she is. But with each passing night Griffin and Olivia's resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasure...

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If His Kiss Is Wicked

September 2007

USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers the unforgettable story of a beautiful young woman who believes someone wants to kill her. Only one man can reveal if she's truly in peril or if she's going mad. But will his forbidden kiss lead to a dangerous seduction?

Shy by nature, Emma Hathaway usually leaves the drama to her rebellious cousin, Marisol. But when Emma agrees to meet with her cousin's secret lover to end the affair, she is pulled into a dangerous game. Now Emma is convinced her involvementin the scandal has put her life in jeopardy. The trouble is none of Emma's confidantes believe anyone is trying to harm her. As whispers of madness begin, Emma turns to the only person who might be able to help...

The very handsome, barely respectable Restell Gardner has gained a reputation for helping people out of compromising positions. Never one to turn away a lady in need, Restell agrees to help solve the intrigue. Sensing there is more to the green-eyed beauty than meets the eye, Restell feels himself falling for Emma. But he resists succumbing to his passion... at least until he learns the truth about the danger that is haunting her. For if he gives in to temptation to soon, he could lose Emma forever...

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One Forbidden Evening

August 2006

In USA Today Bestselling author Jo Goodman's sizzling new tale of wicked desire and daring liaisons, the most unlikely couple embarks on an adventure fraught with danger-and a passion too powerful to deny...

As a masked ball reaches its fever pitch, Cybelline Caldwell surrenders to the embrace of a midnight lover, a stranger who seals her fate. By morning the wanton seductress has been replaced by a determinedly sensible woman preparing to leave London...and its memories. Yet temptation follows. For Christopher Hollings, Earl of Ferrin, the notorious rake she so brazenly challenged, vows to show her that one night was not enough.

It took some clever detective work, but Ferrin uncovered the identity of his mystery lover, surprised and intrigued to come face to face with Cybelline. Soon he discovers she is a woman of mystery-and a woman in danger, stalked by a ruthless enemy. Unable to erase the searing memory of Cybelline in his arms, Ferrin knows he must discover the secrets that shadow her days...for only than can he claim all of her nights.

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A Season to be Sinful

Aug 2005

USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman's sweeping new novel bring to life a tale of courage, desire, and dangerous secrets-as an intrepid beauty discovers that love and trust are two sides of the same coin...

Alexander Grantham, Viscount Sheridan, is stunned to find three young boys at his door, demanding he right the wrongs of an incident that occurred earlier that evening when he thwarted a determined thief. When he discovers his wily pickpocket is a woman, now gravely injured, he takes his flame-haired attacker under his wing. Clearly, Sheridan's new "guest" is a lady of quality. So how did she become a common street thief? He finds himself irresistibly drawn the to clever, cheeky Lily, and determined to unlock her mysteries...

The five years since she left the care of the French convent have been a nightmare for Lily. Her secrets are dangerous-as is the powerful man determined to find her.

The handsome Viscount is clearly a gentleman with secrets of his own, but staying with him could mean the difference between life and death for Lily. With each passing day, her handsome host Lily's convalescence into an increasingly sensual escape. Now her greatest challenge may imagining anything less than a future in his arms...

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Velvet Night

May 1987

He betrayed her father

Ever since she was a girl, flame-haired Kenna Dunne had hated handsome Rhys Canning for lying about killing her father. Now, even though she hadn't seen him since the war ended, the vengeance-seeking beauty swore to make the smooth-talking scoundrel confess his crime. But the moment she confronted him, all Kenna could do was stare breathlessly at his magnificent body, his ebony hair, and his entrancing eyes. She knew she should denounce him as a murderer, but somehow all she could do was caress him as her lover. . .

She broke his heart

As an American spy, Rhys could never reveal the truth to the fiery Kenna without jeopardizing his mission. It was best that he never again see the provocative temptrss. . . but she'd raged in his blood for years and now it was time for the reward for his patience. The brash colonial crushed her lips beneath his and molded his strong hands to her lush curves. Even though he knew she's detest him forever after this evening, Rhys had waited too long to keep from recklessly plunging into glorious splendor during this long luscius VELVET NIGHT.

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The Captain's Lady

Note: The Captain's Lady was originally published as Passion's Bride.

When Alexis Danty awakens to find herself on a ship sailing for America, she is furious with Captain Tanner Cloud for spiriting her away and ruining her plans to avenge the violent deaths of her beloved family. When he refuses to return her to her Caribbean home, she vows one day to escape. . .even though she finds herself more attracted to Cloud with wach passing day. She knew Cloud was protecting her from danger, but she would not rest - or abandon herself to his embrace - until she had her revenge. . .

Finally after making a daring escape, Alexis sets out on her mission, reinventing herself as Alex Danty, captain of the notorious pirate ship THE DARK LADY. But when her path once again crosses with Tanner's, she is unable to forget the unexpected passion that consumed them both. Only he knows the perilous course she is navigating. . .and only he canoffer the help she needs - risking treason for the love they can no longer resist. . .

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