Samhain New In Print Oct 2008

Publication Date: October 28, 2008

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New in Print by Author Name

Shadowed Knight PRINT by Jan Alyce Avery
Genre: Historical Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-979-2
Length: 280 Pages
Price: 14.50
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Desire and distrust combined… can their strange bargain hold when faced with a deadly threat?

Lady Margaret D’Arcy has ruled the manor of Warnmark since her father and brother were killed by a vicious outlaw. After six years of independence, to be told that she must marry someone she’s never met offends her pride. But outlaws are on the prowl, and the Baron, her feudal overlord, wants Warnmark commanded by a man.

Richard Berenger, the bastard son of a nobleman who cruelly rejected him, has risen to the rank of knight through his own skill and courage. The Baron chooses him to become lord of Warnmark through marriage to Warnmark’s lady, though Richard is convinced Lady Margaret will despise him for his low birth.

When these two proud people are ordered to wed, the result is a fierce battle of wills that leads to an uneasy bargain: Margaret must acknowledge Berenger lord and husband in public, but in private, can deny any claim he has on her body or heart. Desperate to keep her home, Margaret agrees–but her resentment lingers.

Then the rogue knight who destroyed her family returns and Margaret and Berenger must work together to save Warnmark.

In the face of such danger, will their strange bargain hold?

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Song of My Heart PRINT by Barbara Baldwin
Genre: Historical Romance, Western Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-980-8
Length: 296 Pages
Price: 15.00
Cover art by Vanessa Hawthorne

It’s a game of hidden identities, murder and high stakes poker. The biggest gamble? That love will be the winning hand.

Maxwell Grant, federal investigator and master of disguise, feels it’s his duty to look after the fairer sex. His resolve is tested, however, when he runs into the independent Abigail O’Brien while searching for a scar-faced thief and killer.

Ordinarily he wouldn’t give the feisty Harvey House waitress a second thought. But she’s wearing a watch around her neck, a watch she won fair and square in a poker game with a scar-faced man. A watch that belonged to Max’s missing brother.

Inspired by the feminist writings of popular suffragettes of the day, Abigail envisions for herself a life on the concert stage, not subservient to a man. And she has no trouble vocalizing her beliefs, which gets her into no end of trouble from which Max must rescue her.

Max proposes she come with him on his mission, intent on protecting her while they look for a man only she can identify. She agrees, but wants no part of his “protection”. It’s equal partners or nothing.

Max and Abby pursue their quarry from town to town, heating up the poker tables. And burning for each other.

It’s a gamble that could pay off, in justice…and in the heart.

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The Wars of Shadow: Attrition PRINT by Keith J. Bowers
Genre: Fantasy-SciFi

ISBN: 978-1-59998-984-6
Length: 312 Pages
Price: 15.50
Cover art by Anne Cain

Uneasy alliance…

Book One of the Tales of the Languishing Sphere.

“Unify my people. Eliminate the chaff.”

Dark Mage Kaleth DaSuna will stop at nothing to achieve what his god demands, not even a genocidal war using his murderous Blacksuits, an army of soldiers raised from the dead.

Damera awakens from battle to find he has become one of Kaleth’s ghastly horde. He is sworn to snuff out the NightPath, but as the death toll mounts, he becomes sickened by the senseless slaughter.

Young prince and brilliant tactician Maras NightPath, with his sister Princess Alexia, lead their ragtag army to a bloody stalemate against Kaleth’s deadly force of black-armored warriors. Then they find themselves with an unexpected ally. Damera.

The NightPaths must find a way to trust one of the most violent soldiers in Kaleth’s arsenal–a deadly Blacksuit–or this war will be the death of them all.

Warning: This title contains the following: graphic language and situations, explicit sex, multiple partners, violence.

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Trinity Broken PRINT by Jamie Craig
Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-985-3
Length: 248 Pages
Price: 13.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

Their love knew no shape, no limit, no boundary. Until someone destroyed their trust.

Scientist Joshua Ames committed the unforgivable sin. He fell in love with his research subjects, shapeshifters Cameron and Sara. Despite the taboo against humans mingling with shifters, Josh left his life behind and moved into theirs without regret.

Then Sara disappeared.

When Josh and Cam finally find her, she is unconscious, emaciated and shackled. They thought the hard part was living without her. But as soon as Sara wakes, they realize the hard part will be putting their lives back together.

Sara barely remembers life with Cam and Josh. All she remembers is a monster, a shifter who wore Cam’s face, who tortured and tested her for two long years. Without a home, conditioned to fear her own abilities, Sara struggles to start over.

Solving the mystery behind Sara’s kidnapping is the key to her recovery, because whoever destroyed their relationship is hunting her, intent on getting her back.

The truth could bring the three lovers peace–or send them spiraling apart.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex including m/m and m/m/f, graphic language, violence.

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Key West Magic PRINT by Ciar Cullen
Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-976-1
Length: 208 Pages
Price: 11.50
Cover art by Anne Cain

A haunted-to-the-rafters inn. A haunted heart. A sexy Irish ghostbuster must face both before he can love one woman.

Key West. An island of green on turquoise waters, populated with poets, artists, drifters, Jimmy Buffet fans–and the most stubborn ghosts imaginable.

When psychic and all-around sexy Irishman Trent Light takes on the challenge to ghost-bust Calloway House, he encounters something more than your normal, haunted-to-the-rafters inn. He butts heads with the spirit of Emily, a flapper with a sordid past and short fuse. Emily’s guardian angel won’t let her cross to the other side until the infamous “Hemingway Mystery” is solved–a mystery Emily caused during her own lifetime.

Trent locks horns with another stubborn woman, inn owner and Key West newcomer Julie Calloway. Frustrated that the sexy Julie isn’t satisfied with being just his lover, yet unable to leave nor to commit to her, Trent is at his wits’ end. And then there’s that sentient Parrot that won’t shut up.

It’s a tough assignment, but Trent and Julie steam up the tropics as they try to solve the mysteries of Key West, of love, and of redemption.

This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

Warning: contains graphic language, graphic sex.

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Sweeter Than Wine PRINT by Bianca D’Arc
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!

ISBN: 978-1-59998-981-5
Length: 232 Pages
Price: 12.50
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

An abused woman has the power to unite werefolk, fey and vampire against an evil that would see them all dead–if she can learn to love again.

Christy lies near death after a brutal beating by her estranged husband. Her preternatural friends reach a desperate conclusion: The only way to save her is to turn her. Sebastian steps forward to take on the burden of being her Maker.

For him it’s no burden at all. She draws him as no other woman has for centuries. With the help of a werecougar friend, Sebastian teaches Christy about her new life and abilities, making certain she is as strong as he can make her. Only then can she face her abusive ex-husband and put her old life behind her. But Christy’s ex-husband is involved in something more dangerous than any of them had guessed.

Vampire, were, and even a fey knight must work together to put an end to the threatening evil. To overcome her past, help keep the darkness at bay, and fight for a new life with Sebastian, Christy must draw on all of her new-found strength.

Will it be enough?

Warning, this title contains explicit sex, graphic language, ménage a trois, hot neck biting and werecougar stroking.

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Beaudry’s Ghost PRINT by Carolan Ivey
Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-973-0
Length: 240 Pages
Price: 13.00
Cover art by Tuesday Dube

His legendary spirit is restless for revenge. But the touch of one woman could change his mind–and his destiny.

An irresistible force.

When Jared Beaudry’s restless spirit stumbles across a re-enactment of the Civil War battle in which he was murdered and mutilated, he jumps at the chance to find peace at last. Instead, his desperate leap into another man’s body triggers a deadly chain of events nothing can stop.

An immovable object.

Faced with an entire re-enacting unit possessed by spirits of the dead, psychic sensitive Taylor Brannon’s first instinct is to run. But she swallows her terror and stands her ground to protect her friends from a ghost who seems hell-bent on revenge and self-destruction.

Spontaneous combustion.

Jared’s powerful spirit touches her in the most deeply guarded depths of her heart, and after one burning night in his arms, Taylor adds another impossible task to her list: To somehow help Beaudry’s Ghost find peace. Caught up in a runaway train of events that races inevitably toward one tragic conclusion, Taylor finds herself fighting for the life–and love–of a ghost.

The cost could be her soul.

This title has been revised and expanded from its previously published version.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, a couple of recklessly sexy ghosts, bloody battle scenes, spirit possession, and yummy men in uniform.

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Sword Empire PRINT by Robert Leader
Genre: Fantasy-SciFi

ISBN: 978-1-59998-982-2
Length: 224 Pages
Price: 12.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

From the exotic mists of Vedic mythology to the harsh and barbaric Gheddan Empire, the Law of the Sword is carried godlessly into the space age.


The first mission to control the Third Planet has failed, and the Sword Lord of Ghedda, Raven, has been driven out of the ancient Hindu Kingdom of Karakhor and forced to return to the planet Dooma. He takes with him Maryam, princess of Karakhor, who sees him as her lover and a possible savior in the coming battle against the might of Maghalla.

They are pursued by Kananda, First Prince of Karakhor, drawn by love for his star goddess, Zela, and his determination to find the sister he believes has been taken by force.

On the Fifth Planet they are all hurled into a terrible arms race between two warring continents. A planetary cataclysm looms as Kananda and Zela undertake a desperate mission into the heart of the Sword Empire.

For Zela, it is a race against time to save her world. For Kananda, it is a matter of love and honor to find Maryam.

And both seek vengeance against the Sword Lord.

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Anticipation and Seduction PRINT by Patrice Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!

ISBN: 978-1-59998-972-3
Length: 224 Pages
Price: 12.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Deidre Nelson has never forgotten the man who stole her heart. Now that she’s back in Texas to look after her parents’ B&B, she prepares to face Jonas Mendez, the sexy wrangler-turned sheriff, with growing anticipation. Deidre’s smile and seductive gaze has haunted Jonas for ten years, but he has vowed to keep their interaction strictly professional. But when someone threatens Deidre’s life, Jonas finds himself intimately involved with the one woman he has always wanted but never touched.

Susanna’s Seduction

An unexpected errand lands Susanna Brennon a spur-of-the-moment date with Michael, who lures her down a sensual path of seduction. She willingly takes on the sexy Italian full-throttle, all the while keeping her heart under tight guard. From the moment he touches Susanna, Michael Piccoli wants her. But as their relationship grows more physical, he finds that for the first time in his life he desires more than sex from a woman–with the cautious Susanna, he wants the whole package.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex and graphic language.

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Marked PRINT by Joely Skye
Genre: Gay-Lesbian Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-977-8
Length: 208 Pages
Price: 11.50
Cover art by Dawn Seewer

Marked as prey, Alec refuses to fall for a werewolf. Until he’s forced to turn to Liam for protection.

Alec Ryerson carries a scar over his heart and scars on his psyche, ugly reminders of a nightmare that still doesn’t seem quite real. Even a year later, he stays inside on full-moon nights and avoids most people–until he meets the strange and beautiful Liam.

Liam feels an undeniable pull toward Alec. However Liam is a werewolf; Alec is a human who clearly has trepidations about a relationship. Then Liam discovers he is not the first werewolf Alec has encountered. Alec has been marked for death by the murderous “quad”, a group of twisted werewolves who prey on humans. Now the quad’s sights are set on recruiting Liam’s eight-year-old brother into their murderous pack.

Liam will do everything in his power to protect both his brother and Alec from the wolves, even if it means calling in favors and killing those with whom he once ran.

Because Alec, like it or not, is Liam’s chosen mate.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit male/male sex.

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Dreams for Stones PRINT by Ann Warner
Genre: Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-974-7
Length: 272 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

A man holding fast to grief and a woman who lets go of love too easily–it will take all the magic of old diaries and a children’s story to heal these two.

Caught in grief and guilt over his wife’s death, English professor Alan Francini is determined never to feel that much pain again. He avoids new relationships and keeps even his best friend at arm’s length. His major solace is his family’s ranch south of Denver.

Children’s book editor Kathy Jamison has learned through a lifetime of separations and a broken engagement that letting go is easier than hanging on. Then she meets Alan, and for once, begins to believe a lasting relationship is possible.

But Alan panics and pushes her away–into the arms of his best friend.

Now the emotions of three people are at stake as they struggle to find a way to transform their broken dreams into a foundation for a more hopeful future.

Warning: Have a box of tissues handy before starting this book.

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Hold On to Me PRINT by Linda Winfree
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

ISBN: 978-1-59998-975-4
Length: 320 Pages
Price: 16.00
Cover art by Dawn Seewer

She keeps a secret buried in the past. He wants the truth–now. But an unknown killer could destroy their future.

Book Three in the Hearts of the South series.

For FBI profiler Caitlin Falconetti, immersing herself in her job is the only way to quell the memories of a vicious, near-fatal attack and all it cost her, including the only man she ever loved. Better to let him think she simply rejected him, rather than reveal a painful secret that she’s certain would have destroyed his feelings for her.

Investigator Lamar “Tick” Calvert is determined to clean out the corruption-riddled sheriff’s department in his hometown. While he understands Caitlin’s drive to excel at her job, it doesn’t mean he’s happy about the prospect of working with his former lover, the one woman he tried and failed to hold onto.

A rash of unsolved murders brings them together to find the murderer before another woman dies. Daily contact re-ignites the lingering attraction between them, but Caitlin won’t risk opening herself and revealing her secret. She plans to complete the killer’s profile, make an arrest and get out of town for good.

Tick plans to solve this case, too, but now that Caitlin’s back in his life, he also plans to finally dig up the truth about why she left him.

But there’s an added complication–the killer isn’t done, and Caitlin could be the next target.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, light bondage, graphic language, violence.

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New Anthologies in Print

Secret Thoughts PRINT Anthology
Genre: Erotica
ISBN: 978-1-59998-978-5
Length: 208 Pages
Price: 11.50
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Domination or submission? Ménage a trois or man on man? What about voyeurism? A tease? A taste? Sink your teeth into this collection of erotica short stories from five top erotic storytellers.

Everyone has them. Those Secret Thoughts that bring forth your hottest dreams and desires. The ones you don’t share, the ones that make your heart pound and your blood heat. What’s your pleasure? Kink? A lusty encounter with a stranger? Two strangers? How about man on man while you watch?

These authors draw back the curtain on your deepest, lustiest, most secret forbidden fantasies. Slow and sensuous. Or hot and hard. The pleasures all yours. Go on. Step through the curtain. You know you want to.

Featured authors: Sasha White, J.J. Masa, Laura Bacchi, S. Desires, Beth Williamson

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, D/s, light bondage, ménage a trois, hot nekkid man-love.

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Tales from Lachmuirghan PRINT Anthology
Genre: Erotica, Fantasy-SciFi
ISBN: 978-1-59998-983-9
Length: 248 Pages
Price: 13.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

Welcome to Lachmuirghan, where fantasies come true.

You may have trouble finding Lachmuirghan on a map. That’s because it exists only in our imaginations. Hidden in this secret valley, Lachmuirghan can be whatever you want it to be.

Imagine a sheltered valley and loch somewhere in the west of Scotland. At the head of the valley is an ancient circle of standing stones; at the lower end stands a ruined castle overlooking the bustling village center.

As you explore, suddenly you notice things are not quite as they should be. The village is the same, yet somehow changed. You notice that you have also changed–your senses are more alive than you’ve ever known. You stand at a strange yet familiar crossroad. Out of the mist, a voice calls your name.

Where will you go? And to whom? In this fantasy world, the choice is completely yours.

Featured authors: M.A. duBarry, Pandora Grace. Isabo Kelly, Maristella Kent, Xandra King, Madeleine Oh, Clarissa Wilmot

Tales from Lachmuirghan was previously available on the authors’ Lachmuirghan website, but the stories have been revised and are now presented for the first time as an anthology.

Warning, this anthology contains stories that include one or more of the following: explicit heterosexual and/or lesbian sex, graphic language, voyeurism, bondage, and sex with imaginary, non-human entities.

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Winter’s Daughter PRINT by J. C. Wilder
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59998-986-0
Length: 296 Pages
Price: 15.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

One woman’s struggle to learn the truth turns into one man’s battle to save her life.

The Coven, Book I

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…

Twenty years after the untimely death of her mother and cruel separation from her sisters, Synnamon Angelov returns to her abandoned childhood home in Salem, Ohio. She is determined to find her sisters and search for the answers behind the half-buried memories and nightmares that still plague her. Not surprisingly, the superstitious people of Salem aren’t all happy that Syn is back in town.

Secrets revealed…

Police Chief Matthew Whitefeather doesn’t deal in hocus pocus; he works with cold, hard facts in both his personal and professional life. When Syn starts asking questions around town, Matt pays little attention to the whispers of witchcraft and murder–until someone tries to force Syn to leave Salem. Dead or alive.

Matt and Syn reluctantly join forces and find themselves caught in a web of deceit. Just what happened the night Victoria Angelov was found dead on a lonely country road?

And why were her children forced to pay for her sins?

This book has been previously published.

WARNING: This book contains a high body count, graphic sex (though not with the dead bodies) and a disembodied spirit guaranteed to scare even the most stalwart souls.

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