Samhain’s New Releases 22 Jul

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Publication Date: July 22, 2008
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Querida Querida by Jamie Craig
Genre: Red Hots!, Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1-60504-123-8
Length: Novella
Price: 3.50 Get it Now for 3.15
Cover art by Angela Waters

He’s hot. He’s young–way too young. But he’s playing for real.

Maddy Terrell is forty years old with an adult son and a time-consuming career. The last thing she is looking for is a relationship. In fact, all she wants is a ride–from Los Angeles to San Francisco so she can attend her niece’s wedding. But the ride she was counting on has just stood her up, and her only choice is to accept a lift from Tonio Herrera.

He’s Latino. He’s hot. He’s also twenty-four, just too much of a stretch for Maddy to even contemplate, no matter how attracted she is to him.

Tonio’s not driving Maddy to San Francisco out of the kindness of his heart. In fact, he has a very specific ulterior motive. Maddy is the most attractive woman he has ever met. After months of flirting, he’s determined that this weekend in San Francisco will finally get her attention.

Then comes the hard part–convincing Maddy he wants more than just a weekend fling.

Warning: Shameless flirting, public sex on the San Francisco Bay, road trip fun, and a May/December love affair.

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Deception Deception by Sharon Cullen
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 1-60504-075-4
Length: Category
Price: 4.50 Get it Now for 4.05
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

The true threat lies within the heart…

Kate McAuley once thought Lucas Barone loved her, and returned that love for all she was worth–until the day he walked away without a word. Now, four years later she answers a knock on her door and finds Luke on her doorstep, broken, bleeding and unconscious. He brings with him all kind of emotions, and all kinds of questions. Where has he been? Why did he leave? And what’s an accountant doing with wounds like these?

As a covert ops specialist with the U.S. government, Luke deceived, betrayed and conned so many people he couldn’t keep them straight–except Kate. Their time together was magical, until the call came and he was forced to walk away. For four long years, memories of her have kept him alive and sane. Now, hunted by his own government, desperate and injured, Kate is the only one he can trust.

Kate’s innocent phone call for help sets in motion an evil that reaches the highest echelons of political power. With accusations of murder and treason hanging over their heads, it’ll take every ounce of Luke’s training, intelligence–and Kate’s trust–to keep them alive.

Warning: Deep emotion, edge of your seat suspense

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Servicing Rafferty Servicing Rafferty by Janie Mason
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1-60504-077-0
Length: Novella
Price: 3.50 Get it Now for 3.15
Cover art by Angela Waters

One night. One set of handcuffs. Can lovers remain friends?

Auto mechanic Heidi Callihan is tired of her boss treating her like one of his younger sisters. After seven years working for Rafe, what began as hero worship has grown into love–not that he’d notice. When an attractive young widow throws herself at him, Heidi’s had enough. It’s time to put herself in the driver’s seat.

Rafe only recently came to think of Heidi as more than his “Little Buddy,” but he’s determined to mask his growing attraction to her. At nine years her senior, he’s certain they’re not right for each other. He was forced to become the head of his family at a young age, and he’s determined not to let her miss out on all the fun of being a young adult.

But Heidi’s about to teach him the definition of determination–and she’s armed with a set of handcuffs. One turbo-charged night later, Rafe is left with a decision: Lose her friendship…or lose her love.

This story contains some strong language, explicit sex, a heroine who’s not afraid to resort to handcuffs, and a hero whose passion is unleashed.

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A Desperate Journey A Desperate Journey by Debra Parmley
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 1-60504-074-6
Length: Novel
Price: 5.50 Get it Now for 4.95
Cover art by Angela Waters

Sometimes a journey of the heart is the most dangerous journey of all.

Sally Wheeler learned the hard way that men aren’t always what they seem. Now she will stop at nothing to track down the bigamist husband who stole her child and abandoned her on their failing Kansas farm. Even if it means traveling with a handsome maverick who could change her mind about men.

Free after spending seven years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Rob Truman aims to balance the scales of justice on the man who sent him there–Luke Wheeler. His quest doesn’t include falling for the one woman who will lead him to his quarry, but Sally’s courage in the face of her fear touches his soul.

Through dangerous days and nights on the trail, neither Sally nor Rob can ignore their growing feelings for each other. Yet both are haunted by the poor judgment that, in the past, led them down the wrong road. Love–and trust–are luxuries neither of them can afford.

But as the bullets start flying, love may be all that saves them–and Sally’s son.

Warning: This title contains ornery mules and ornery men. Get ready to see how the West was really won – one relationship at a time!

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Twice a Prince Twice a Prince by Sherwood Smith
Genre: Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-1-60504-073-8
Length: Novel
Price: 5.50 Get it Now for 4.95
Cover art by Anne Cain

Sasha’s prince is wicked, Sun’s is missing–they take up the sword, L.A. style!

Sasharia En Garde Book 2

In the magical world of Khanerenth, there’s a long way to go before Sasha and her dream prince, Jehan, can get to perfect. Jehan’s deception has left her unable to trust him, and grimly determined to search for her missing father. Jehan only wants to protect Sasha from the dangerous undercover mission he’s undertaken to heal the broken kingdom, but he knows she can’t afford to listen to him–not when he’s the one living a lie.

Enemies, allies–and temptation–make the ballroom floor as dangerous as pirate raids. In a world where love is danger and honor is difficult to define, the crown is not the only thing on the line for a wicked prince and a princess with a core of steel.

There’s a royal price for love.

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Gothic Dragon Gothic Dragon by Marie Treanor
Genre: Romantic Time Travel
ISBN: 978-1-60504-076-9
Length: Category
Price: 4.50 Get it Now for 4.05
Cover art by Anne Cain

Sometimes you can make your dreams a reality…
Stuck in an uninteresting job and settled in a safe but vaguely unsatisfying relationship, the only bright spot in Esther’s life is her writing. She’s fascinated by colorful life of her ancestor Margaret Marsden, a nineteenth-century Gothic romance novelist. A woman who mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

A weekend away turns into a hunt for clues when Esther stumbles across Margaret’s “lost” novel, The Prince of Costanzo. Though desperate to read it, every time Esther opens the book, she falls asleep–and headlong into amazingly vivid dreams about Costanzo.

But in this dream world where war, magic and poisoning are commonplace, nothing is as it seems. Least of all the supposed villain of the novel, the enigmatic sorcerer Prince Drago. She finds herself kidnapped to his castle and subjected to a seductive interrogation that curls her toes. As their feelings for each other grow more powerful, she begins to wonder…is he the real villain, or a hero who only wants to save his kingdom? All she knows is that now that she’s had a taste of Costanzo–and Drago–her real life troubles seem insignificant.

Until they come crashing around her, threatening to cut her off from the man she loves. Forever.

Warning: As well as explicit and delicious sex, this book contains the secret of ultimate escapism which could be highly dangerous in the wrong hands. The reader experiments at her/his own risk.

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