Samhain New In Print Sep 2008

NEW IN PRINT FROM SAMHAIN – September 30, 2008
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New Anthology in Print

Leather & Lace PRINT Anthology
Genre: Western Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-961-7
Length: 248 Pages
Price: 13.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Saddle up for a rip-roaring ride, all tied up in lace!

There’s nothing like the aroma of hot leather–especially when it’s snuggled up next to a hot man! Saddle up and ride with three of Samhain’s top Western romance authors. Spurs have never been this sexy!

Branded by Beth Williamson
A clause in his grandfather’s will forces Rafe to marry or else lose his ranch. He sets his sights on what he thinks is a safe choice. His neighbor Emma. But Emma’s anything but “safe.” They say oil and water don’t mix, but in their case, it does–and the result is fire.

High Noon by Rebecca Goings
When a full-blooded Comanche risks everything for the honor of a white woman–the woman he loves–it’s a safe bet there’ll a showdown at high noon. And winner takes all!

The Seduction of Widow McEwan by Melissa Schroeder
Jamie was once in a loveless marriage, and has no desire to enter into another. Then Seth ties her up in knots of desire–literally–and she begins to think things could be different. But someone’s out to make sure neither of them ever find happiness…

Warning: This title contains Wild West justice, a little hog-tyin’, some spankin’ good fun, turn-your-mama’s-ears-red language, and spur-twirlin’ sex.

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Jesse's Challenge PRINT Jesse’s Challenge PRINT by Nicole Austin
Genre: Western Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-960-0
Length: 232 Pages
Price: 12.50
Cover art by Anne Cain

A few stolen intimate moments shared with a nameless beauty present a challenge no cowboy can resist.

Book 3 of the Corralled Series

Jesse Powers feels like a fish out of water when he leaves the ranch and jumps feet first into the shark infested waters of big business wheelers and dealers. Homesickness rides the cowboy hard until a fiery uptown girl captures his interest and lassos his heart.

Kate Brooks has a plan she’s reluctant to deviate from. A strategy for climbing the ranks as a graphic artist and starting her own company. She certainly can’t afford to let her rigid control slip and give into the distraction presented by her hunky, peeping tom neighbor–no matter how great the temptation.

They both like to be in control, sharing only one common ground–sex. Kate’s willing to submit to the right man in the bedroom, and Jesse just may be that man. Chasing their dreams will put more than miles between these lovers. The gaping distance is filled with challenges and hurdles they’ll have to conquer to find true happiness.

Warning, this book contains lots of Yeehaw hot cowboy sex, including voyeurism and exhibitionism, told in contemporary, graphic language.

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The Viscount's Addiction PRINT The Viscount’s Addiction PRINT by Scottie Barrett
Genre: Historical Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-969-3
Length: 224 Pages
Price: 12.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

England’s prisons can make a man bitter. Betrayal can make him merciless.

Falsely accused of murder and left to rot in England’s infamous prison system, Ryder Braddock, Viscount Blackwood, is finally proven innocent. He returns to his estate a changed, embittered man with a craving for opium and an unwanted wife. Determined to see this complete stranger pay for her trickery–no matter how beautiful she is–he threatens her with arrest… after he enjoys his conjugal rights.

Jessie’s husband has come home. Brutalized by her stepfather into marrying the dangerous convict and opium-eater, she soon discovers he is far from the criminal she’d imagined as she helps him through opium withdrawal. And she quickly discovers the only thing truly in danger is her heart.

With Jessie’s help, Ryder frees himself from the drug, only to find it replaced with a new compulsion–an insatiable need for his wife.

The book has been previously published but expanded for Samhain.

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

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The Lady And The Dragon PRINT

The Lady And The Dragon by Shelley Bradley

Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-751-4
Length: 304 Pages
Price: 15.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

A not-so-proper lady on a quest for freedom sneaks aboard the ship of an infamous privateer determined to save his brother–and resist love. Who will win this clash of wills?

A Runaway Heiress

When bold, beautiful Lady Christina Delafield discovered her overbearing grandfather planned to tame her at a Swiss finishing school, Christina stowed away on the first ship leaving London harbor, determined to make her own way in life. But the mysterious captain of the Dragon’s Lair was a seductive reason to relinquish her independence–and embrace desire.

A Gentleman Pirate

Drexell Cain had lived for four years as the merciless Black Dragon, the scourge of the seas. Bent on rescuing his brother from the British Navy, Drex would do anything to return him to his wife and son–even kidnap the Lord Admiral’s granddaughter for ransom. A lovely blonde stowaway was an unexpected complication, until he discovered her real identity–and her passionate claim on his heart.

This book is a re-release.

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

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A Chance To Dream PRINT

A Chance To Dream PRINT by Lynne Connolly
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-520-6
Length: 288 Pages
Price: 14.50
Cover art by Anne Cain

A love too strong to disguise, a disgrace too deep to ignore.

The second book in the Triple Countess series.

Orlando Garland, Lord Blyth, has spent a lifetime restoring the family fortunes but now it’s time for him to think of himself for a change. When he hires a dowdy companion for his invalid sister, it doesn’t take him long to suspect “Charlotte” is more than she appears. Yet the lively young woman proves to be good for his sister. And Orlando can’t ignore the seductive beauty behind the disguise.

Violetta Palagio’s mask has never chafed before–until now. She longs for the freedom to love the handsome Orlando. Yet to reveal herself would be disastrous for them both. She is La Perla Perfetta, the daughter of London’s most successful courtesan. For most of her life, her mother has cleverly kept Violetta’s identity a secret. Will she risk all that, now the threat that kept them in disguise for so long is finally gone?

For the first time in her life, Violetta is in love. Can she find the courage to come out from behind the mask?

And if she does, will Orlando chance everything he has worked so hard to rebuild–for a courtesan’s daughter?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex

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The Things You Think You Want PRINT The Things You Think You Want PRINT by Mary Eason
Genre: Chick Lit
ISBN: 978-1-59998-968-6
Length: 272 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Carrie Sinclair thought she knew exactly what she wanted from life until she came face-to-face with the bluest eyes in Texas.

Caterer Carrie Sinclair thinks she has the perfect life and doesn’t need a man to complete it. Her pudgy kitty Max is the man in her life, and that’s enough for her. Then, quite by accident, she comes across the man of her dreams. Tyler Bennedict is perfect boyfriend material: Charming, sweet, rich, and incredibly sexy. No matter that he’s made it clear he’s not looking for a serious relationship. One night in his arms, and all her usual warning bells about men go silent.

She should have listened to those bells, and to Aunt Mable. Enter Tyler’s real estate tycoon father, Richard. He makes it relentlessly clear she is not the woman for his son, and comes up with creative ways to keep them apart until Carrie sees the light.

In one fell swoop she swears off all men, closes her business, and gets out of Austin. But no matter how far and how fast you run, the unexpected bumps in the road have a way of revealing the truth and turning your life–and your heart–a complete 180.

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Cursed Hearts PRINT Cursed Hearts PRINT by Rebecca Goings
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-971-6
Price: $12.50
Length: 232 Pages
Cover art by Natalie Winters
One brother, cursed as a ghost…

Doomed to eternally walk the earth, Laith Moreland is searching for the reincarnation of his shelmir, his soul mate, in order to break his curse. He’d once loved her long ago, before she was killed in a senseless accident. But Laith’s immortal twin brother has vowed to find the woman first, before Laith can claim her as his own.

One brother, cursed as a vampire…

Fueled by a jealous rage, Jareth Moreland can’t think much beyond the woman he’s obsessed about for centuries. That is, until he’s pulled back in time to the very day he became immortal. He’s been given a second chance at life, but will he redeem himself for another woman’s love, or jeopardize it all by choosing the curse once more?

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Promise For Tomorrow PRINT Promise For Tomorrow PRINT by Liz Kreger
Genre: Romantic SciFi-Futuristic
ISBN: 978-1-59998-964-8
Length: 288 Pages
Price: 14.50
Cover art by Anne Cain

Rianna and Jhaan fight to bring a promise of hope to a world on the edge of extinction.

A Part of Tomorrow book 2.

Jhaan san deCain has only a few days left to find his psi-mate or lose his place as heir to the throne of Dakar. Rescuing Zarian princess Rianna Chartier from an assassination attempt was supposed to be a temporary deviation from his quest. But the moment he lays eyes on Rianna, he realizes he is looking at his salvation. The beautiful alien is his perfect psychic match.

He is driven to wed her quickly, even if it is without her knowledge or consent. For without a psi-mate, he will not only lose the throne, he will be doomed to a life of sexual dormancy. And his people will be pushed closer to the edge of extinction.

Rianna cannot deny her attraction to Jhaan, but she is already betrothed to a Turnisian prince in a politically advantageous match. Dakarians are respected, even feared, for their formidable psychic power, but she is forced to rely on Jhaan’s charity to escort her safely to Turnis.

Rianna is outraged to discover Jhaan has tricked her into marriage. But his deception proves minor when they discover that someone will stop at nothing to see her dead.

Warning: This title contains sensual love scenes.

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With Caution PRINT With Caution PRINT by J. L. Langley
Genre: Gay-Lesbian Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-970-9
Length: 288 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

A brother’s vow. A lover’s promise. Both could put them all at deadly risk.

Remington Lassiter is trying his best to stay out of trouble while he learns the ropes of being a werewolf. When his little brother turns up covered in bruises, he is driven to finally bring their abusive father to justice. To do it, he must face a past he hides behind his cocky, trouble-making attitude. A past so dark it haunts him only in dreams.

Jake Romero, a crack private investigator with a bad-boy biker image, realizes he has his work cut out for him when Remi asks for his help. From the first moment he turned Remi into a werewolf in order to save his life, Jake has been fighting to keep his inner demons at bay. He’s torn between the desire to tell Remi they are destined to be mates, and the need to first let Remi get used to the werewolf life.

Jake will do anything to protect Remi and help him break the cycle of abuse he has endured all his life, but his investigation is about to uncover something far more sinister and deadly than they ever imagined.

A past that could put all their lives at risk.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence, hot nekkid man-love.

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Long Road Home PRINT Long Road Home PRINT by Sharon Long
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-1-59998-962-4
Length: 264 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

When a member of the CIA’s premiere counter terrorism unit discovers the woman he loves is a suspected terrorist, he’ll go to any lengths to uncover the truth.

Jules Trehan disappeared without a trace three years ago much to the dismay of her parents and Manuel Ramirez. A counter terrorism specialist, Manny has utilized every agency resource in his attempt to discover what happened to Jules, to no avail.

As suddenly as she disappeared, Jules reappears in a small Colorado town. Injured in an explosion, she’s hospitalized, and Manny rushes to her side, determined not to ever let her go again.

But Jules has one last job to do or Manny’s life will be forfeit. A mission she must complete, even if it means betraying the only man she’s ever loved.

Warning, this title contains the following: Explicit sex, adult language, violence.

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Annabelle's Courtship PRINT Annabelle’s Courtship by Lucy Monroe
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-774-3
Length: 296 Pages
Price: 15.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

An inconvenient proposal.

Ian MacKay, Laird of Graenfrae, has no use for love or marriage. However, his stepfather’s will mandates that marriage is what he must have…to an Englishwoman.

A sensible man, Ian develops a list of requirements in a wife: Plain, moderately dowered, older and practical. He thinks he has found the perfect candidate in Lady Annabelle.

Labeled The Ordinary her first season, Annabelle longs for a man who will see her as beautiful and love her as her father loved her mother. When she meets Ian, she thinks she has at last found that man. Until his proposal, in which he has the audacity to list his “requirements.”

She refuses his proposal. He informs her that she will marry him at the end of the season.

The battle of wills is on.

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The Ride Of Her Life PRINT The Ride Of Her Life PRINT by Natasha Moore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-967-9
Length: 200 Pages
Price: 11.50
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

She’s in for the ride of her life.

After a devastating diagnosis, sensible Sarah Austin yearns to live life to the fullest. When she talks her former teenage crush into a cross-country ride on his Harley, she thinks it’s her one and only chance for adventure, including a fun fling with love `em and leave `em Bastian.

No longer a rebel, Dean Bastian is a counselor for troubled teens and ready to settle down. He doesn’t know why Sarah is so desperate for an adventure, but he’s willing to do anything to keep a smile on her face, even pretend to still be a bad boy.

Sarah doesn’t want to burden anyone with the future she faces, but can Dean convince her that the rest of her life can be an adventure…with him?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex.

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The Assassin Journals: Hunter PRINT The Assassin Journals: Hunter PRINT by S. L. Partington
Genre: Romantic SciFi-Futuristic
ISBN: 978-1-59998-966-2
Length: 248 Pages
Price: 13.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

An assassin can’t afford a conscience. It’s bad for business.

Ex-soldier turned assassin Gage Brassan is having a very bad year. First, an unwelcome attack of conscience has him switching targets at the last moment, which doesn’t sit too well with the criminal organization that hired him. Then an old girlfriend’s betrayal and a trip to prison stir up memories of his military past and a promise left unfulfilled.

Tortured by his haunted past and hunted by the organization he betrayed, Gage seeks the truth behind the execution of the elite military patrol he once commanded. With the help of Jak, a Rigian street kid, and Joanna, the sister of an old army buddy, Gage follows the blood trail from the war-torn Androsian system to the highest echelons of the Galactic Security Force to the corrupt halls of the Rigian People’s Palace.

On the run, unsure whom he can trust, he struggles with a growing attraction to Joanna while trying to protect his estranged father from the personal fallout of a life gone wrong.

He knows the answers are out there. The trick will be living long enough to find them.

Warning, this title contains the following: graphic language, violence, adult situations.

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Gypsy Legacy: The Marquis PRINT Gypsy Legacy: The Marquis PRINT by Denise Patrick
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-958-7
Length: 304 Pages
Price: 15.00
Cover art by Dawn Seewer

One promise, two pendants…love that was destined to be.

Book 1 in the Gypsy Legacy Series

Lady Christina Kenton’s life is turned upside down when her gypsy great-grandmother gives her a pendant, along with a deathbed request–Tina must promise to marry only the man wearing its mate. But Tina cannot bring herself to make the promise, for her late stepfather has already pledged her hand to his long-absent heir.

Jay Collings, now the Marquis of Thanet, returns to England after an eighteen-year absence to honor a promise to a gypsy who once aided him, only to discover he must break his vow in order to secure his inheritance. The last thing he wants is a wife chosen by the father he despised.

Tina’s gentle strength touches Jay in ways no other woman has. And, unknown to them both, she holds the key to Jay’s promise and his inheritance. But just as their fragile relationship begins to take root, the legacy of her gypsy blood brings danger to their doorstep.

Jay and Tina’s destinies may be entwined–but will they live long enough to fulfill them?

Warnings: The title contains mild violence at the hands of pistol-wielding gentlewomen, unmentionables found in public places, a bitter and vindictive old woman, some laugh-out-loud moments, and other situations that may shock women of Victorian sensibilities!

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Love On The Run PRINT Love On The Run PRINT by Marie-Nicole Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-1-59998-963-1
Length: 272 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Dawn Seewer

Caught in the sights of a killer, David and Miranda fight for life–and the chance to love again.

Miranda Raines thinks she has found a safe haven in Oxford, England, until Scotland Yard DCI David French knocks on her door with terrifying news. Her ex-husband, a convicted murderer, has escaped from prison and he’s coming for her.

Miranda, who for years has harbored a secret love for the driven Chief Inspector, has no choice but to trust him. She just hopes she can guard her own heart at least as well as he guards her.

After thwarting her ex’s first attack, David spirits Miranda and her young son out of England and the three of them end up on the run across Europe. David has no intention of falling in love again, but with each passing day Miranda awakens passions he thought long dead.

Could this be their forever love? With a killer on their trail, they may not live long enough to find out.

This is a previously published title and is revised with additional scenes.

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

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Steelflower PRINT Steelflower PRINT by Lilith Saintcrow
Genre: Fantasy-SciFi
ISBN: 978-1-59998-642-5
Length: 320 Pages
Price: 16.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

Picking the wrong pocket can get a girl in trouble…

First of the Steelflower Chronicles

Thief, assassin, sellsword–Kaia Steelflower is famous. Well, mostly famous, and mostly for the wrong reasons. She’s made a good life for herself, despite being kicked out of her homeland for having no magic. She’s saving up for her retirement, when she can settle down, run an inn, and leave the excitement for others.

Then she picks the wrong pocket, wakes up with a hangover, and gets far more than she bargained for. Now she has a huge, furry barbarian to look after, a princeling from her homeland to fend off, and an old debt to fulfill. And for some reason, the God-Emperor’s assassins want to kill her.

It’s never easy being an elvish sellsword, and this time it just might be fatal…

This book is a partial re-release.

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Whispered Promise PRINT Whispered Promise PRINT by Kally Jo Surbeck
Genre: Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-487-2
Length: 200 Pages
Price: 11.50
Cover art by Christine Clavel

Fionn helped save Yadderwal proper, but can he save the world for one woman?

Book II Yadderwal Balance

Lord Fiontenhal Banaghal Gellert, the thirteenth Marquis De LaRounge, heir to Numarea is a gifted alchemist who has just helped save the planet. Tannah ust Nairn, who is held captive by the vile soul stealer Keegan, is his soul mate.

Keegan has promised Tannah her freedom if she does what she is told–give herself to him, become his. Linked through their dreams, Fionn goes in search of Tannah, promises to save her from a fate worse than death But will their love be enough? Can he find her in time and keep his Whispered Promise?

This title has been previous published but has been revised and expanded for Samhain.

Warning, this title contains the following: violence, children in danger.

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Test Me PRINT Test Me PRINT by Dee Tenorio
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-965-5
Length: 216 Pages
Price: 12.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Who said “sexy” isn’t a science?

When wealthy scientist Vetta St. Claire begins a news experiment polling the male libido, she unexpectedly locks horns with long-time scientific rival Travis Carmichael. She never meant to test Travis’s libido…but sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Down on his luck and on the verge of giving up his dream to make a real contribution to cancer research, the last thing Travis wants–or needs–is a fling with the prickly Vetta. Travis doesn’t like her. In fact, he hates her. But when the sex is this good…

“Hard science” doesn’t begin to cover it.

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

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