Think you have a lot of pressure on your shoulders? Nick Gautier was born to bring about the end of the world . . . it's not easy being the heir of a demon overlord. But Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who and what he really is. Or how to live his life. Not even the Fates of the Universe. But now that he and his team of ancient gods and demons have claimed the Eye of Ananke and he sees the missteps of the future, he has to battle the demons within that are far deadlier and more treacherous than any he's battled before. All the while his arch nemesis is back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger for Armageddon. Even if it means killing Nick and barbecuing everyone he loves to do so.
Can a love built on secrets survive? Rugged, hot, and rock hard, Dred Zander is exactly the type of man that normally sends Pixie running. Not dreaming about running her hands down his washboard abs...and lower. The lead singer and guitarist for the band Preload embodies trouble behind his quick smile and guarded eyes, and Pixie left trouble behind her years ago along with the name Sarah Jane Travers and the pathetic trailer her mom called home. With her abusive past in her past, she has a new life, a new family at Second Circle, and a dream of opening her own business. She needs capital and time. What she doesn't need is a tempting long-haired rocker or the paparazzi that follow him around. But Dred has other ideas. Pixie's sweet hazel eyes, purple hair and kaleidoscopic tattoo of exotic flowers that swirl up her arm haunt his dreams, and he knows she wants him too. He just has to convince her. But as a juicy exposé threatens to expose their pasts, and a blackmailer terrorizes their present, Pixie and Dred
A Sea Devil Who’s Reckless At Heart. . . Captain Connor Merrick’s thirst for danger has brought him fame and fortune as one of the most brazenly successful privateers of the War of 1812. But deep beneath his swagger, derring-do and charm, the handsome American captain is hiding a devastating secret, and he’ll go to any lengths to protect it . . . A Beauty Who Gets More Than She Bargained For. . . . Rhiannon Evans has longed for an adventure — and a mysterious, dangerous man to sweep her off her feet. While enroute to the tropical paradise of Barbados, she never dreams that her heart will be captured by the dashing American privateer who rescues her from bloodthirsty pirates. Only Rhiannon can see beneath Connor’s reckless façade to the man beneath. But when tragedy strikes, can Rhiannon’s love save Connor from himself? Or will the secret he guards so carefully, end up being the undoing of them both?
Renowned for her campaigns to aid the unfortunate and the oppressed, Lady Gwyneth attempts to rescue the inmates of England's harbor prisons and incites the fury of vengeful Damon deWolfe, the Marquess of Morninghall. Review Damon, or rather the sixth Marquis of Morninghall, has never known the touch of a gentle hand, the kind words of someone who cares, an endearing smile, or the heartwarming feeling of love. Instead, Damon's whole life has been one of torment, one of nightmares, cruelty and brutality. One of humiliation and revenge. Even the sight of beauty or fragility angers and frightens him. That is until he is confronted with Lady Gweneth Evans Simms. Lady Simms is a widow with a mission. Determined to see that the conditions aboard the prison ships are improved, her latest target is the Surrey and her Captain, Lord Morninghall. Although intimidating to others with just a look, the good Captain will meet his match in the indomitable Gweneth Simms. Gweneth has always had to be strong - she was fortunate to meet the kind Lord Simms who married her in name only just to take her away from her difficult life - and she is determined now to use her social position to help the prisoners and improve their deplorable conditions. Her determination, however, is overshadowed by the feelings the mean spirited Marquis instills in her. Damon has enough problems without adding this persnippity widow to the list. He hates the Navy, mostly because of the Admiral who has assigned him to the lowly duty of prison ship command in revenge for his son's death at Damon's hands. Now he has to deal with someone called 'The Black Wolf' who has helped prisoners escape right under his nose, his health seems to be failing, and this Lady Simms is just the icing on an already rotten cake. And yet, what is this strange effect she has on him? And will it re-shape his future? As a reader who has enjoyed Danelle's past titles, I started out loving this one, then it sort of slowed down and I was afraid I wouldn't like it, then it picked up and took off like a shot! Danelle created a tragic, pitiful boy turned hero, but one very believable and, as the book progressed, became a hero you routed for and wanted desperately to see through to a happy-ending future. Despite my mixed feelings through the journey, I was delighted in the end that I got to read this one! I think Danelle saved the best for last...but it was fun getting there! I must admit that this wasn't my most favorite Harmon book, but then I realized Danelle is broadening her writing and in doing so will no doubt broaden her audience. For fans of Danelle's previous books, she brings a few characters back in Wicked At Heart to let us see how they're doing.Danelle's tragic, bitter hero makes the ending that much sweeter! Wicked At Heart will take your emotions out for a breath of fresh air! Ms. Harmon's strength is in her characters...from tragedy to triumph you will remember her vivid characters for some time to come...and you'll take them to your heart! Ms. Harmon remains a forerunner in historical romance!Diane Potwin -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times
Ex-naval captain Colin Lord has had his fill of hot-headed adventure. Now, he wants nothing more than to put his tragic past behind him and pursue his career as a London veterinarian. Heiress Lady Ariadne St. Aubyn is on the run. She wants nothing more than to get the last of a rare breed of racehorse safely away from her wastrel brother before he and every reward hunter in England can catch her. But when the fiery noblewoman convinces the reluctant veterinarian to oversee the health of her equally temperamental stallion, both Colin and Ariadne find themselves caught up in a wild chase across Regency England in which love, passion — and the Fastest Horse in the World — are all part of the stakes. A treat for animal lovers everywhere!
In this fast-paced, passionate tale of love, high stakes, and adventure set in the summer of 1805, Maeve Merrick, the notorious Pirate Queen of the Caribbean, cruises the seas in her beautiful schooner Kestrel with her band of women warriors. Burned by the treachery of men and nursing a painful betrayal from her past, Maeve wants for nothing . . . but when the sea delivers a handsome castaway to her remote island, the fierce and fiery she-wolf finds that her own heart has become a pirate’s plunder. But all is not as it appears, and her prisoner has a dangerous secret all his own — a dangerous secret that could change the fate of nations. An award-winning release from the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of the de Montforte Brothers series!
Updated and revised from its original 1992 version. Excitement heralds the arrival of Captain Brendan Jay Merrick, a dashing privateer whose daring sea battles against His Majesty's fleet have made him a legend in the American colonies. Brendan has plans for the Ashton Shipyard to build his magnificent new schooner. But one look at the handsome Irishman, and Ashton's daughter Mira is making plans of her own . . . Mira Ashton - queen of schemes and mistress of spunk - disguises herself as a crew member and sneaks aboard the newly built Kestrel to become the schooner's sharpest gunner ... and the captain's most outrageous distraction. As passions flare, desire explodes with the turbulence of an angry sea with Mira competing against Kestrel for Brendan's love. But when tragedy strikes, Mira must join forces with her mighty rival in a daring adventure that turns the tide of battle and brings glorious victory to the colonists, the captain ... and the lady who has captured his heart.
England, 1775: When nobly-born Captain Christian Lord is given command of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Bold Marauder, the disciplined and highly-esteemed English officer never dreams that a crew on the brink of mutiny will be the least of his troubles as he heads to Boston to subdue pirates and rebels. Haunted by nightmares and a tragic past, Christian is loyal to King and Country . . . never imagining that his gravest danger could come in the form of a beautiful stowaway who secretly plots his destruction. For also onboard is sensuous Irishwoman Deirdre O' Devir . . . determined to avenge her brother's forced enlistment into the Royal Navy, and now, as near as a whisper to the blackguard responsible. But the best laid plans go awry, and when Deirdre realizes that behind Christian's haughty, aloof façade beats a tender heart, she finds herself falling in love with her handsome enemy in this tender, emotional, and unforgettable tale of love and passion by the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed de Montforte Brothers series.
Colin Rourke has been hunted his entire life by a race of creatures that travel through portals to our world to capture or slaughter people. The Soulguard, armed with the knowledge of how to harness the power of the Soul, are all that stand in their way. They wage a secret war in the dark, unknown to all but a few. Colin, raised in secret by two legendary Soulguards, has almost reached the age where he can join the struggle. He has abilities unseen for a thousand years and his very existence is a catalyst that could start a conflagration, consuming the whole world. Can he and the Soulguard stop what is coming? Or will our world be enslaved by the race only known as Demons?
Ariah didn’t go looking for adventure. His training in magic and languages prepared him for a conventional, respectable life in the Empire. But adventure finds Ariah anyway and leads him beyond the walls of the Empire. There he learns the many forms love, friendship, and family can take and how to be the master of his own destiny.