Welcome to another novel packed Bookshelf Saturday. Once again our authors hitting the shelves far and wide, so there is a place for everyone to pick up a book or two.
Anna Jacobs – BEYOND THE SUNSET – Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1860s: In the untamed outback of Western Australia, the Blake sisters have managed to find employment quite close to one another.
For Cassandra, reunited with the man she loves, the Swan River Colony is a refuge and her twin sisters are also happily settled. But Pandora, the youngest, is desperately homesick for England and when an opportunity arises to go back to Lancashire, she takes it.
The way home, though , will be even harder than the voyage to Australia, and it’s a race against time across rough country to catch the ship, with Zachary’s help. When she gets home, a devious enemy is waiting to trap her and prevent her taking charge of her family’s inheritance.
Anna Jacobs – LICENCE TO DREAM – Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Meriel grows up in England a tomboy, helping her beloved grandfather with DIY. At school she discovers a talent and love for art, but her mother forces her to become an accountant. She’s good at that, too, but her heart isn’t in it.
Ben and his wife have a dream of designing a country retreat, but when she’s killed in an accident, he’s left to struggle on alone.
After her grandpop dies, Meriel emigrates to Australia, where fate brings her into contact with Ben. They are very different characters, each with their own dream, but when circumstances force them to share a house, they can no longer deny the attraction between them.
There are many obstacles to overcome, but can Ben and Meriel ultimately find a way to save and unite their dreams?
Passionate Fantasy by Sharon Kendrick
Kitty had taken the job as film director Darius Speed’s cook for a very specific purpose — to prove that he was the most devious man in the world! But the situation soon became complicated, for Kitty realised that when she left Darius she would be taking with her a broken heart…
Outback With The Boss by Barbara Hannay
Grace Robbins and her new boss, Mitch Wentworth, had managed to deny their attraction until they got lost together in the Australian wilderness. Then they were rescued….
Back at the office, they were both fighting the memory of their nights in the outback — and maintaining a professional distance might not last for long….
Bride For His Convenience by Lindsay Armstrong
Rob Leicester’s wealth was matched by his arrogance. But hostility turned to attraction and virginal Caiti gave Rob everything. She was overjoyed when he proposed that they wed.
However, Caiti’s joy turned to shame when she discovered that Rob had married her purely for reasons of convenience. Her only option was to leave and build a new life elsewhere. But Rob wasn’t about to let her go….
Emily Forbes – DR DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS – M&B Medical
Plastic surgeon Ben McMahon has stepped out of Melbourne’s society pages…and straight into Nurse Maggie Petersen’s life. The devilishly delicious surgeon is the best thing to happen to her for a while, so just this once she’s going to let the moment take her where it will…
Ben sweeps Maggie well and truly off her feet, until the bubble bursts — she’s pregnant! Now Ben is on her doorstep — looking as debonair as ever — and Maggie must tell him that he’s about to go from being the city’s most eligible bachelor…to Melbourne’s newest daddy!
Fiona Lowe – HER BROODING ITALIAN SURGEON – M&B Medical
Eminent surgeon Leo Costa’s famous Italian charm has never failed him before! But Dr Abbie McFarlane is determined not to fall for Leo’s good-looks – even if they would grace any fashion magazine cover. Abbie appreciates his skills as a doctor, but his attention to her as a woman she can do without
A month in his hometown is Leo’s worst nightmare, but to pass the time he’s helping out in Abbie’s hospital. Secretly he hopes that a no-strings affair will help him outrun the ghosts of his past, but Abbie doesn’t do flings, if she’s going to open her heart to Leo, she wants it to be forever!
A letter from Fiona about this book
In the North West corner of my state, Victoria, is an area known as the Riverina. The mighty Murray River flows through here, and irrigation has turned part of the desert into the fruit basket of Australia. During post war migration, it also attracted a large Italian community and today, Mildura, and its surrounding towns, are a slice of the Mediterranean in the Outback.
Citrus groves and vineyards, endless sunshine and sandy river beaches combine with fabulous gourmet food to make this part of the world a must visit.I’ve had some lovely holidays up there and to indulge my love of food and wine and all things Italian, I absolutely had to set a book there.
Abbie came to Bandarra to live a peaceful life. Past experience has shown her she chooses the wrong man every time and she’s not going down that painful road again. Ever. She has her job as a GP, her faithful dog, and she lives in a great town. What else could she possibly need?
Leo Costa, charming and high-flying Melbourne surgeon, left Bandarra at seventeen and he only goes back once a year much to his Italian family’s distress. But when his beloved Nonna falls ill, all plans are void and Leo is back, stuck in a town that haunts him with shocking memories.
Sparks fly the moment Abbie and Leo meet and although neither of them can deny the attraction that simmers between them, can they manage to enjoy it and still protect their hearts?
This book is rich in family ties, sensational food and great wine. I hope you enjoy it and might I suggest you read it with some cheese, almonds, grapes and a glass of your favorite drink. Then visit my website at http://www.fionalowe.com for links to the real places that inspired the story. You can also catch me chatting at the Medical Romance Authors’s blog at http://www.eharlequin.com. Please call by!
Love Fiona xx
H.C. Brown - DELICIOUS – BOOK ONE THE CHRONICLES OF FAE – Noble Romance Publishing
Dumped in the Nomag (human) world by his future realm, Ecatnie Pride parents, Ryland Strange is doing okay, using magyck to win at the casino. On the way home one afternoon, he collides with a guy walking along the sidewalk. He takes the hot sexy, Lor, to his house to recover. They have an instant connection until Lor tells Ryland he is not of this world.
H C Brown and Stormy Glenn – BITE THIS ANTHOLOGY – Noble Romance Publishing
Stormy Glenn – THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT
Jon Brighten had a brand new college degree, a student loan dogging him, and a spot to sleep on his sister’s couch. He knew needed to find a job and move out, especially when he heard that his sister and her husband were expecting a baby. It was time to find his own place but first he needed a job.
Applying for the personal assistant position to the reclusive Nikolas Vaile, CEO of Vaile Industries, one of the largest pharmaceutical and research companies in the world, seemed a little too high seeking, but what did Jon have to lose?
H.C. Brown – PURE HOT SIN
Could there be a good side to being sucked into a future realm? Leo Marshal thinks so, he found his dream lover, Ashrin of Ecatnie Pride. The only problem is; Leo is afraid Ashrin will love him . . . to death.
Leah Martyn – WEDDING IN DARLING DOWNS – M&B Medical
Surgeon Declan O’Malley has just sauntered into Dr Emma Armitage’s medical practice and revealed himself as her surgery’s new partner! Emma might say she doesn’t need him, but she knows the practice does. Gradually Emma’s annoyance turns to admiration, and she can’t imagine life not working side-by-side with the charismatic and roguish doctor…
GP of a small town is not what high-flying Declan imagined as his ideal job, but a motorbike accident has left him unable to operate. There is one plus side to Darling Downs, however: working with beautiful — if feisty! — Emma is a very enticing challenge!
Marion Lennox – CINDERELLA: HIRED BY THE PRINCE – M&B Sweet
A struggling cook, Jenny works long hours, hiding her painful past behind freshly-baked blueberry muffins. Until one day a handsome stranger offers her a way out of her drudgery: a job on his yacht.
Usually sensible, Jenny is drawn in by Ramón, and together they sail into the sunset. It could almost be perfect… Until Ramón drops a bombshell: he is not a humble yachtsman but a secret prince — next in line for the throne.
What future could a small-town Cinderella have with a crown prince?
Melanie Milburne – THE MELENDEZ FORGOTTEN MARRIAGE – M&B Sexy
When fragile Emelia awoke from her coma she had no recollection of the strikingly handsome man before her, whose eyes glittered like fine-cut gems — hard and impenetrable. But he aroused something within her…
Javier Mélendez had wed Emelia for convenience and seduced her for pleasure. The rules in place during their marriage had suited him perfectly, and he’d ensured his trophy wife adhered to them… But as Emelia’s memory slowly returned she seemed to be labouring under a misapprehension…that their marriage was based on love!
Melissa James – THE SHEIKH’S DESTINY – M&B Sweet
Sheikh Alim El-Kanar has fled his war-torn home and is in hiding. Without a kingdom to rule over and a public to serve he has no future. Until beautiful nurse Hana saves his life and gives him a glimmer of hope…
Hana thought her duty would be over once Alim recovered, but then he asks her to pose as his wife! Hana knows it can only be for show — she has a secret that means she can never truly be the Sheikh’s wife. But destiny has other ideas…
Miranda Lee – A NIGHT, A SECRET… A CHILD – M&B Sexy
Nicolas Dupre made billions as a theatrical entrepreneur in New York and London — a far cry from his small Australian bush town roots. But then he received a request to return to Rocky Creek, and everything he’d tried to forget…
…Serina, whom he hadn’t seen since that last night, when they’d shared passion like hungry animals. Nicolas had never forgiven her for how she’d wronged him. Here was his chance to claim one final bedding and closure…
Only Serina had a secret that could change his life…
Natalie Anderson – CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH THE CEO – M&B Sexy
TO: All staff is this the hottest kiss you’ve ever seen?
Finally our playboy boss plays around at work! Watch this steamy clip of Alex Carlisle getting down and dirty in the lift with the brand-new temp…
Heart-throb Alex has recently been spotted prowling the office floor — is brunette bombshell Dani Russo the reason? From this sizzling encounter, we think so!
Now Dani’s lost her job, and the office grapevine says our bad-boy boss has moved her into his bachelor pad and found her a job — but is an X-rated action replay on the cards?! Watch this space…
Noelene Jenkinson – LOVING LUCY – Avalon Books
When Lucy McCarthy, a welfare worker in Indonesia with UNICEF, returns to Mundarra, Australia, for her father’s funeral, she discovers he was not in fact her father and that she is disinherited in favor of an illegitimate brother. When her old high school boyfriend, Flynn Pedersen, supports her as she awaits the results of DNA tests and seeks the identity of her real father, their renewed friendship rekindles a former attraction. Knowing Lucy’s commitment to her work with children because of her own unloved childhood, Flynn cannot ask her to stay with him in Mundarra and to not return to Indonesia. Can each set their pasts aside and learn to love again?
Sarah Mayberry/Jo Leigh – HER SECRET FLING/SEXY MS. TAKES – M&B Blaze
Her Secret Fling by Sarah Mayberry
Jake Stevens — star reporter — is a snake. How else to explain the way he turns Poppy Birmingham’s hero worship into loathing with a single conversation? So what if she’s got a lot to learn about journalism? Aren’t they supposed to be co-workers?
Then during a job-related road trip, their relationship turns from antagonistic to hedonistic. And suddenly Poppy can’t think of anything more delicious than having a secret fling with Jake. But can she really keep it no-strings-attached?
Sexy Ms. Takes by Jo Leigh
Ms Cast: Actress Bella Lacarie is looking for her shot at stardom — but ends up nearly getting shot! Good thing Detective Delicious is there…
Ms Step: Instead of “breaking a leg” at her audition, Willow Hill breaks her leg! Lucky for her, Dr Dreamy is ready to administer some sexual healing.
Ms Sing: Maggie Trent can tell her best friend anything — except that she’s in love with him. Mr Stiff Upper Lip has one last chance to get with the programme…
Suzanne Brandyn – HEAT IN THE OUTBACK – Eternal Press
Usually what you’re searching for is right before your eyes.
The soaring temperature in the Outback is not the only heat Sarah Munro faces when she returns home for her father’s funeral. She wants to settle his affairs, sell the family’s homestead, Munro Cattle Station, and return to Sydney, and her fiancé, as quickly as possible. Sarah doesn’t want anyone to find out what she’d done in the past. She wants to close this chapter of her life for good. Then there will never be a reason to return to this dusty one horse town. She is wrong!
Ethan Wade, her first love is at the homestead. Ethan claims he owns half of Munro Station. Sarah wants him out! As they try to settle their differences, a raging attraction ignites.
Will Sarah and Ethan find each other again as their past explodes before them?
Tracie Sommers – BLAME IT ON THE MOONLIGHT – Harlequin Spice Briefs
A hidden past, a handsome, shape-shifting stranger, and a soul-deep connection that ignites under moonlight…
Ready for the teaser?
Jasmine stepped backwards until she bumped into something rough and solid—the tree trunk. He was on her in a second. His hands braced either side of her head as he leaned in close to her ear, his hot breath washing over her cool skin.
“Where are you going, little girl?” His gaze kept dropping to her lips as if mesmerized by them.
“I don‘t know who you are,” she whispered.
“Yes, you do.” He leaned forward, his breath a tender caress against her mouth. “I‘m the big bad wolf.”
Anna Cleary – WEDDING NIGHT WITH A STRANGER – Harlequin Presents
Ariadne Giorgias has been set up! Instead of being welcomed in Australia by family friends, she’s picked up from the airport by a strikingly gorgeous stranger….
Sebastian Nikosto doesn’t know what to expect from his contract wife-to-be. But it certainly isn’t the beautiful Ariadne, or the combustible attraction that sizzles between them. Perhaps there might be an upside to this ridiculous arrangement?
But once the bartered bride’s been wedded, it seems that neither party is in such a hurry to annul the marriage as planned….
Fiona Lowe – HER BROODING ITALIAN SURGEON – Harlequin Medical
Eminent surgeon Leo Costa’s famous Italian charm has never failed him. But Dr. Abbie McFarlane is determined not to fall for Leo’s good looks—even if they could easily grace any fashion magazine cover. Abbie appreciates his skills as a doctor, but his attention to her as a woman she can do without!
A month in his hometown is Leo’s worst nightmare, but to pass the time he’s helping out in Abbie’s hospital. Secretly he hopes that a no-strings affair will help him outrun the ghosts of his past, but Abbie doesn’t do flings. If she’s going to open her heart to Leo, she wants it to be forever….
Fiona McArthur – THE MIDWIFE AND THE MILLIONAIRE – Harlequin Medical
Sophie Sullivan—everyone’s favorite midwife. Beautiful, fun-loving and calm in a crisis. Loves—babies! Hates— smooth-talking playboys who invariably break hearts.
Levi Pearson—Sydney’s most eligible bachelor! A touch of arrogance and a devilish smile make him irresistible! Loves—his work. Hates—his privacy being invaded.
A helicopter has gone down over the fiercely arid landscape of the Kimberleys, Western Australia, with Levi and Sophie aboard. Never have two more different people been forced to rely on each other to survive.
But isn’t it often said that opposites attract?
Lilian Darcy – THE HEIRESS’S BABY – Silhouette Special Edition
It should have been Nate Ridgeway’s promotion. Instead his hotelier boss had given the job to his pampered, flighty daughter, Atlanta Sheridan, and now Nate had to “babysit” her in her new role!
Although Atlanta Sheridan (Lannie to her friends) looked every inch the society heiress, Nate soon discovered it was just a front. Poised perfection masked the warm, intelligent, funny person beneath. Nate didn’t want to even like her, let alone find her attractive. For a man famous for always Doing The Right Thing, sleeping with the boss’s daughter seemed so wrong! And then the bombshell, which he suspected could be distinctly career limiting—the heiress was now expecting his baby!
Marion Lennox – CINDERELLA: HIRED BY THE PRINCE – Harlequin Romance
Struggling cook Jenny works hard hiding her painful past behind fresh-baked muffins. Until a handsome stranger offers her a way out of her drudgery: a job on his yacht.
Jenny is drawn in by Ramón, and together they sail into the sunset. It could almost be perfect…. Until Ramón reveals he’s not a humble yachtsman but a secret prince—next in line for the throne.
What future could a simple small-town Cinderella have with a crown prince?
Melissa James – THE SHEIKH’S DESTINY – Harlequin Romance
With his war-torn kingdom in tatters, Sheikh Alim El-Kanar is injured, alone and believes he has no future. Until beautiful nurse Hana saves his life and gives him hope.
Hana thought her duty would be over once Alim recovered, but then he asks her to pose as his wife! Hana knows it can only be for show—she can never truly be the sheikh’s wife. But destiny has other ideas….
Natalie Anderson – TO LOVE, HONOR AND DISOBEY – Harlequin Presents
Ana couldn’t believe her luck when irresistibly sexy Sebastian Rentoul proposed. He made her feel less like a gangly, awkward beanpole and more like a stunning, desirable supermodel. Until she realized that being Mrs. Rentoul didn’t mean she had her husband’s love….
Now Ana has issued divorce papers and is getting on with her life. But Seb, fascinated more than ever by his reluctant bride, decides to make sure she fully understands how much pleasure she’ll be missing….
Sophia James – ONE UNASHAMED NIGHT – Harlequin Historical
Living in a gray world of silhouette, Lord Taris Wellingham conceals his fading eyesight from society. He has long protected himself from any intimate relationships.
Plain twenty-eight-year-old Beatrice-Maude Bassingstoke does not expect to attract any man, especially not one as good-looking as her remote traveling companion.
Forced by a snowstorm to spend the night together, these two lonely people seek solace in each other’s arms. The passion they unleash surprises them both. Then a new day dawns….
Tessa Radley – FALLING FOR HIS PROPER MISTRESS – Silhouette Desire
It had been forty-nine days—and nights—since Guy Jarrod last touched Avery Lancaster. Yes, the successful businessman had believed the rumors of her gold-digging ways. But she was an itch he needed to scratch. And being forced to work with her again during Aspen’s Food and Wine Gala meant she was right within his reach. Once he finally had his fill, he would send her on her way…out of his life for good.
But what if the rumors were false? Had he made a mistress out of the woman who should have been his wife?
Yvonne Lindsay – HONOR-BOUND GROOM – Silhouette Desire
Mr. August: Alexander del Castillo, CEO and eldest son
His Dilemma: End his family’s curse
His Only Choice: Marry…or else
Alexander was betrothed from childhood—his future held a wife not of his own choosing. Thankfully bride-to-be Loren Dubois was more than suited for her place at his side—and in his bed. But the businessman never expected his beautiful bride to get under his skin…or into his heart.
MILLS & BOON UK
Abby Gaines – HER SO-CALLED FIANCE – M&B Special Moments
This time she’s gone too far
How could Sabrina tell the press they’re engaged? Just because she believes his “love” gives her the clout to nail her dream job, while her endorsement will make him governor. Because Sabrina Merritt, Jake Warrington’s ex, is the one who blew the whistle on his crooked dad. So with her on his arm, all of Atlanta will see he’s not the man his father was and vote for him.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing between Sabrina and Jake but dislike. It’s not as if they’re going to give in to temptation. He wouldn’t make that mistake again. Would he?
Alison Roberts – THE BABY GIFT – M&B Medical
Two beautiful linked stories
in one volume
Wishing for a miracle
Mac MacCulloch and Julia Bennett make the perfect team. But Julia knows she must protect her heart –especially after an illness has left her unable to have children. She’s stopped wishing for a miracle, but Mac is only just getting started! For his wish is standing right in front of him – Julia…and whatever the future may hold.
The marry-me wish
Paediatric surgeon Anne Bennett has offered to carry her sister’s baby for her. Then, nine months pregnant with twins, she bumps into ex-love Dr David Earnshaw! When the babies are born, learning to live without them is harder than Anne ever expected – and Anne discovers that she needs David more than ever…
Carol Marinelli – THE LAST KOLOVSKY PLAYBOY – M&B Modern
Rich, Russian and reckless…
or ready to wed?
Infamous playboy Aleksi Kolovsky has stunned the world by getting engaged! But the ring on his fiancée’s finger doesn’t mean for ever…just until the House of Kolovsky deeds are signed over to him.
Aleksi told his PA Kate to think of their mock engagement as a promotion, but there are certain fringe benefits she hadn’t considered…like discovering if Aleksi’s reputation as a phenomenal lover really does precede him!
Overtime suddenly has a whole new meaning!
The House of Kolovsky
Billionaire brothers take a bride!
Kathie DeNosky/Maxine Sullivan – ONENIGHT, TWO BABIES/VALENTE’S BABY – M&B Desire
One Night, Two Babies
Heiress Arielle Garnier was pregnant – with twins – and the father-to-be was nowhere in sight – until he barged into her office. Zach Forsythe, billionaire resort owner, was the man she’d had a week-long affair with. Why had Zach lied about his name and left her without a word?
For Matthew Valente, paternity trumped everything. Never mind that his ex-employee Lana had kept his baby a secret for nearly a year or that he considered her a liar and a thief. Their child would bear the Valente name…and so would she!
Kelly Hunter – RED-HOT RENEGADE – M&B Modern
Can she keep her hands off her super-sexy ex?
In desperate need of protection, Jianne Xang-Bennett reluctantly turns to her estranged husband, martial arts expert Jacob Bennett, for help. But there are problems: they’ve been separated for twelve years and cannot be in the same room together without arguing or ripping each other’s clothes off – sometimes at the same time!
But Jacob will go to extremes for those he loves, and Jianne is the only woman who can bring this honourable warrior to his knees. Can they delve beneath their red-hot desire and blazing anger to find the love that has always been hiding?
Lucy Clark – THE DOCTOR’S DOUBLE TROUBLE – M&B Medical
Tiny tot twins: mummy needed!
Dr Abbey Bateman is desperately hoping her new job will be a fresh start. Working alongside her old medical school rival Dr Joshua Ackles definitely wasn’t part of the plan!
But Joshua is now a devoted single father to adorable tiny twins, and Abbey quickly loses her heart to this motherless little family. Joshua and his twins bring a joy to her life that she thought was lost for ever, but Abbey longs to be more than just a helping hand – if Josh will let her in, she’ll be a mother and wife too!
Miranda Lee – RUTHLESS SEDUCTION – M&B Special Releases
Pleasured in the Billionaire’s Bed by Miranda Lee
When sexy, rakish Jack Cassidy set eyes on Lisa, he knew that he had to seduce her. Lisa was the ultimate ice princess – perfectly groomed and controlled. But it took just one unexpected, long, hot night to unleash the kind of passion to which she had never dared submit…
The Ruthless Marriage Proposal by Miranda Lee
Intense passion that money can’t buy…
Virgin Bought and Paid For
Penniless Fleur Lyttelton has no idea why enigmatic Luke is being so nice to her; they are worlds apart. Fleur’s sure she’ll never be able to repay Luke’s kindness…until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse…and she realises that her virginity is his price!
Bought for Her Baby
Charlotte has never forgotten the heartbreak Greek billionaire Damon caused her. But how much longer can she keep their child a secret? When Damon discovers he’s a dad, he has a proposition for her. He paid for a mistress, but he’s now claiming a wife!
Sold to the Highest Bidder!
When high-flying businessman Jack wants something, he always gets it. He’s made a bid for Alicia’s house – and her body. But it’s a temporary, no-strings offer. He is the sexiest, wickedest man…and her forgotten desire for sex has come back!
Sarah Mayberry/Jule McBride – AMOROUS LIAISONS/NAKED AMBITION – M&B Blaze
Rugged artist Max has always loved Maddy’s company – and craved her body! But he gave her up once before. Now she’s on his Paris doorstep, needing a place to stay. And she’s just as beautiful as he remembered. Can he really resist seducing her again?
Singer JD’s the only man who can ignite Susannah’s hottest desires. Just the sound of his smoky drawl and she’s completely undone. Yet she knows that leaving the bad boy behind is for the best. Although JD might not be so quick to let her go!
Trish Morey – HIS PRISONER IN PARADISE – M&B Modern
Merciless Daniel Caruana will do anything to prevent his sister marrying his nemesis! It just so happens that her wedding planner is the groom’s sister – and in the flesh, despite her prim clothes, Miss Sophie Turner is very tempting.
An eye for an eye, a sister for a sister…
Daniel will have Sophie exactly where he wants her – trapped on his private island and willing in his bed! But when Daniel realises that true love does exist, it’s not just his sister who’s
WOW, well what a great month for reading.
Until next month, have a good one.