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THE WAY HOME

 

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THE WAY HOME

Pocket Books
Book No. 2 - "One-Eyed Jacks"
ISBN-10: 1476735204
ISBN-13: 978-1476735207
OCTOBER 2013

A thrilling and heartwarming Christmas story from the New York Times bestselling author Romantic Times calls “a true master of romantic suspense”.

When Jess Albert learned the devastating news that her husband, Jeff, was killed in action in Afghanistan, a painful void entered her life. The more time passed, the more acutely she felt that emptiness. But four years later, when Tyler Brown, former military hero and all-around alpha male, shows up, Jess gradually begins to realize there is one thing that can make her feel whole again—love.

As they’re planning their wedding and new life together, Jess receives a shocking revelation: her husband is alive, under the care of a young Afghani woman who’s hiding him from the Taliban. Though Ty knows Jeff’s return will mean the end for him and Jess, he joins the One Eyed Jacks and Black Ops, Inc. teams in a daring and dangerous rescue mission to bring a hero home.

Jeff is broken physically and emotionally, his memory of their life together lost, yet he and Jess desperately try to find their way back to each other—until an unexpected development helps them see the true way home, to the people they love.


WHEN SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

 

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WHEN SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

An ebook from Pocket Books
July 2013

Temptation from the Past: Intrigued by the enigmatic lawyer who defended abused children with passion but who seemed untouched by his charm, Michael Hayward wanted to thaw January Stewarts cool demeanor and rouse the heat he suspected lay underneath.

Michael was the sexiest man January had ever seen, but she knew the renowned journalist was trouble. Was this man her worst nightmare come back to haunt her or the one who would break down the defenses of a lifetime and cast away her pain?

Slow Burn: He was a wanderer whose troubled gaze barely hid his anger and despair, but Joanna Taylor knew shed offer Adam Dursky the handyman job at her Minnesota lodge. Drawn to a loneliness in him that echoed her own, she couldn't fight the desire his touch awakened in her.

Adam had battled his ghosts and shadows for months, but only Joanna's touch kept the terrible memories at bay. Determined to convince her that forgiveness was better than regret, Adam insisted she make peace with her own past. Could a redheaded rebel who'd given up on love heal the pain of a hero who thought he'd lost his courage?


KILLING TIME

 

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KILLING TIME

Pocket Books
Book No. 1 - "One-Eyed Jacks"
ISBN-10: 1451606834
ISBN-13: 978-1451606836
February 2013

“We can do this easy,” she whispered close to his ear as he groaned in agony, “or it can go real hard on you.”

Well, of course he wasn’t going to go easy.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard plunges readers into the heart of a seductive game of wills between a hard-living hero and a beautiful rogue operative who is on a mission to dig up the secrets of his past. Tension sizzles in the pulse-pounding first adventure in Gerard’s action-packed new series as Eva Salinas lures Mike Brown from the sultry streets of Lima, Peru, to the desolate Idaho wilderness on the hunt for the cold-blooded traitor behind a fatal military operation that haunts them both.

“My, oh my, can this lady craft a story.” —USA Today


LEAVE NO TRACE

 

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LEAVE NO TRACE

REISSUED Novella from Deadly Promises
An ebook from Pocket Books
DECEMBER 2012

Amazon review of Leave No Trace

In Leave No Trace Cindy Gerard demonstrates her mastery of the suspense thriller. David Cavanaugh is tired of his undercover work for the CIA. He desperately wants to retire but when a colleague asks Cav to find his missing friend (Carrie Granger) he reluctantly agrees. Cav arrives in Myanmar where he discovers Carrie has been caught up in a bungled arrest. To cover up their mistake the government has thrown her in their ruby mines where she labors as a virtual slave. To free her Cav must pretend to work with the corrupt government in Myanmar. Can Carrie learn to trust him or will this rescue mission end in tragedy for them both?

This was an exhilarating read and one where I could feel the tension between the 2 characters and the storyline. Cav was a dashing hero and Carrie was believable. I really felt for both of them and they had a wonderful chemistry. 4 ½ stars


WORTH DYING FOR

 

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WORTH DYING FOR

An ebook from Pocket Books
AUGUST 2012

A two-volume collection featuring Into the Night and Man Around the House—two early classic romances by New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard, now available again in eBook!

Into the Night –Winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award!

It began as a gimmick to promote their new radio show, but the spirited sparring between Jessie Fox and Tony Falcone soon has listeners demanding to know more about their steamy romance. Jessie swears that the fire burning in Tony’s eyes can’t be real—until he sets a seductive trap she can’t escape. Can Tony persuade Jess he’s never letting her go?

With an irresistible blend of humor, passion, and a bit of suspense, Cindy Gerard creates a memorable love story to cherish.

Man Around the House –Winner of the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and a RITA Award Finalist!

Answering his neighbor’s cry for help, Matthew Spencer finds himself rescuing a sassy blue-eyed temptress. Katie McDonald is a walking disaster who falls off ladders into his arms and awakens his hunger with the speed of a summer storm, and her infectious spirit has him rediscovering the joy in life.

Matthew makes her feel too much, want more than she can have, and dare to dream of being loved, but Katie knows she’s all wrong for a man with a child. Despite the passion between them, Matthew needs someone nice and normal, not wild and reckless. And once he learns her deeply buried sorrow, can he love her for all time? An unmatchable blend of tenderness, humor, and light suspense as only Cindy Gerard can write it!


LOVE IS MURDER

 

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LOVE IS MURDER

MIRA
ISBN: 0778313441
ISBN-13: 978-1459230019
MAY 2012

Publisher's Weekly STARRED Review:  If a person is known by the company she keeps, then the company of the 30 romance and suspense writers in this stellar all-original anthology speaks volumes about bestseller Brown. From Lori Armstrong’s sexy “Holding Mercy” to Vicki Hinze’s sweet “Wed to Death,” there’s romance aplenty. But there’s also loads of suspense, including Lee Child’s “I Heard a Romantic Story” and Cindy Gerard’s “Dying to Score.” Hankering for a flight of romantic fantasy? Take a trip to a bizarre Savannah neighborhood in Dianna Love’s “Deadly Fixation” or to the Chicago of Patricia Rosemoor’s “Hot Note.” The action spans the globe, imparting a real feel for locales as diverse as the Mexican jungle; Halifax, Nova Scotia; London, England; and south Texas. There are familiar characters such as Allison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid (“Vacation Interrupted”) and new ones readers are sure to want to see more of, like William Simon’s Nicholas White (“Spider’s Tango”). Chockablock with nifty plot twists, these stories aren’t to be missed. (June)


 

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LAST MAN STANDING - Book 7 Black Ops Inc.

Pocket Books
Book No. 7 - "Black Ops Inc."
ISBN-10: 1451606826
ISBN-13: 978-1451606829
February 2012

New York Times Best-seller

USA TODAY Best-seller

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best-seller

4 1/2 top Pick from Romantic Times

A deadly mission.
A thirst for revenge.
One headstrong alpha hero
and one daring woman will
settle the score.

Special operative Joe Green has gone vigilante.  His mission, avenge his Black Ops.,Inc. brother's death during a bloody ambush years ago in Sierra Leone.  He refuses to drag the BOI team or his lover, Stephanie Tompkins, into the hunt for the man responsible, so when he finds himself beaten, starving, and alone after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Freetown priest, he knows he's as good as dead.

Joe meant to protect Stephanie when he walked out on their relationship, but he can't stop her now from executing his escape.  Breaking him out of prison is the easy part.  After Joe's explosive theory pans out and his cunning enemy emerges as the front runner for a high level presidential appointment, he and Stephanie must race to derail the traitor's conspiracy if they are to save their loved ones, the nation and each other.


DESERT HEAT

 

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DESERT HEAT

An enovella from the anthology RESCUE ME
AUGUST 2011

Assistant D.A. Elena Martinez never wanted to fall for police detective Seth King. When they are teamed up on a charity hike in the Grand Canyon, however, their chemistry sizzles under the desert sun. But a vengeful drug lord is determined not to let them survive the canyon with their lives—and love—intact…


WITH NO REMORSE

 

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WITH NO REMORSE - Book 6 Black Ops Inc.

Pocket Books
Book No. 6 - "Black Ops Inc."
ISBN 10: 1451606818
ISBN 13: 978-1451606812
JULY 2011

New York Times Best-seller

FINALIST AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE READERS COMPETITION FOR BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE 2011

Daphne DuMaurier Finalist

His quiet vacation in the Peruvian Andes turns deadly when a Black Ops, Inc. operative rescues a stunning stranger from a mysterious train robbery and discovers she’s the target of a vengeful manhunt.

A DANGEROUS MAN
For Luke Colter, down time is an illusion. He should know better than to ever leave his gun behind. Especially since he risks his life to save world-famous supermodel Valentina.

A REBELLIOUS WOMAN
Val thought traveling incognito through the mountains would be the perfect cure for her bruised heart . . . until someone tries to kill her. Without knowing who is after her—and why—does she dare trust her irresistible protector?

A PERILOUS MISSION THAT COULD SEAL THEIR FATE
Luke’s elite military training offers little defense against his feelings for Val. When his BOI team links her ruthless enemy to the cutthroat global weapons trade—and to a man from her troubled past—he’ll do anything to save her.  So when Val offers herself as bait, will he make the right call . . . or surrender to the hold she has on his heart?


DEADLY PROMISES

 

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DEADLY PROMISES

Pocket Books 
ISBN-10: 1439191115
ISBN-13: 978-1439191118
SEPTEMBER 2010

These heroes are 100% raw, dangerous, and . . . undeniably sexy.

New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Cindy Gerard and rising romance star Laura Griffin mix seduction and suspense in three irresistible romantic adventures. From sultry international jungles to the rugged terrain of the American southwest, join the larger-than-life, scorching-hot alpha heroes of the Bureau of American Defense, Black Ops Inc., and the U.S. Navy SEALs for the pulse-pounding, heart-racing, toe-curling excitement. They’re cool under pressure, steamy under the sheets, and when the enemy strikes, there’s not a lethal mission these gorgeous men can’t handle. . . .

DEADLY PROMISES
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Cindy Gerard
Laura Griffin


Risk no Secrets

 

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RISK NO SECRETS - Book 5 Black Ops Inc.

Pocket Books 
Book No. 5 - "Black Ops Inc. "
ISBN-10: 1439153612
ISBN-13: 978-1439153611
MAY 2010

Top 10 New York Times Best-seller

Finalist Australian Romance Readers competition for best romantic suspense 2010

Winner: 2011 Readers Crowne Award for best romantic suspense

Finalist: 2011 Daphne Du Maurier, best romantic suspense

A RED-HOT ATTRACTION . . .

Twelve years of chasing bad guys didn’t erase beautiful Sophie Baylor from Wyatt Savage’s memory. If he had another chance, he’d never let her leave. So when she tracks him down from El Salvador and begs for help, he doesn’t ask questions—he just goes.

STARTS WITH A TERRIFYING THREAT . . .

Sophie is grateful her daughter survived a kidnapping attempt, but she won’t forgive herself until the girl who was mistakenly abducted is safe. Wyatt is the only man brave enough to take on the mysterious terrorists behind the crime—and the one irresistible man she wishes she had never let go.

. . . AND UNLEASHES AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE.

Sophie knows Central America’s steamy jungles and sticky politics better than anyone. Yet she refuses to hide in fear. Then she becomes the enemy’s number one target. Wyatt lost her once, and he won’t lose her again—even if he has to fight, kill, or die to save her.


FEEL THE HEAT

 

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FEEL THE HEAT - Book 4 Black Ops Inc.

Pocket Books 
Book No. 4 - "Black Ops Inc. "
ISBN-10: 1439153604
ISBN-13: 978-1439153604
OctoBER 2009

4 1/2 top Pick from Romantic Times

New York Times Best-seller

Winner, RT Reviewer's Choice Award for best Romantic suspense 2009

Daphne DuMaurer finalist for Best Romantic suspense 2010

A RACE FOR SURVIVAL . . .

Bold, blond Defense Intelligence officer B. J. Chase isn’t exactly thrilled when she’s summoned from personal leave to investigate an alarming national security breach—until the suspicious death of a government official blows her covert mission sky high.

TURNS INTO A HEART-POUNDING ADVENTURE . . .

Gorgeous Black Ops bad boy Raphael Mendoza always feared his family’s dark history would haunt him. But he never expected it might hold the key to dismantling a rogue weapons system. Now with cool B.J. Chase posing as his hot babe fiancée, he returns to his uncle in Colombia to convince him he can be trusted with the family’s dirtiest business secrets.

. . . AND IGNITES A PASSIONATE FIRE.

Carrying out a deception among ruthless killers brings Rafe and B.J. too close to ignore the heat between them. Now, they must work together as the closest of partners as the countdown to international catastrophe closes in.

 


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WHISPER NO LIES - Book 3 Black Ops Inc.

Pocket Books 
Book No. 3 - "Black Ops Inc. "
ISBN-10: 1416566759
ISBN-13: 978-1416566755
JANUARY 2009   

In time for New Years: December 30, 2008

New York Times Best Selling book!

Winner, Readers Crown Award, best romantic suspense 2010

An indecent proposal . . .

When a high roller at the Vegas casino where Crystal Debrowski manages security makes a scandalous proposition, she flat-out refuses, especially given rumors of his shady overseas connections. But then counterfeit bills mysteriously flood the gaming tables, and her reputation—and her life—are on the line.

Reveals a simmering desire . . .

Despite his big, flirty grin, Texas heartbreaker Johnny Duane Reed can’t get sassy Crystal off his mind. When she asks him to help her defend herself from an international crime lord with a threatening obsession, he takes a leave from Black Ops, Inc., to pursue a dangerous mission of his own.

. . . With deadly consequences.

Between Crystal and Johnny burns a scorching flame, but as they trace her relentless stalker to a remote hideaway on the other side of the world, they uncover a malicious arms trafficking and slavery ring. Together, they must destroy the tyrant’s wicked enterprise or face his reign of terror themselves. . . .


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TAKE NO PRISONERS - Book 2 Black Ops Inc.

Pocket Books 
Book No. 2 - "Black Ops Inc. "
ISBN-10: 1416566740
ISBN-13: 978-1416566748
NOVEMBER 2008   

Special early release: October 21, 2008

New York Times Best Selling book!
Rita Winner - Best Romantic Suspense

A dangerous attraction . . .

Abbie Hughes no longer trusts men, but despite her cool indifference, her long legs and showgirl face still draw plenty of advances. Between working as a Vegas blackjack dealer, going to school, and keeping an eye on her younger brother, Cory, there’s no time for romance—until the night a sexy, mysterious stranger places a wager at her table.

Spurred by revenge . . .

Sam Lang left Black Ops, Inc. when tragedy struck his family. Although he’s determined to retire his M-16 rifle and K-bar knife to lead a quiet life on his ranch, a vengeful quest will send him on a dangerous manhunt for the ruthless international crime lord who murdered his sister.

. . . Reveals a savage threat they can’t ignore.

Though Sam suspects Abbie is in on a lucrative gem-smuggling deal her brother made with the enemy, their attraction is undeniable. Now Cory is missing, and together they search the wild backcountry of Honduras to find him. With evil on their trail and bearing down, they must trust each other completely or face certain death alone. . . .


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SHOW NO MERCY - Book 1 Black Ops Inc.

Pocket Books 
Book No. 1 - "Black Ops Inc."
ISBN-10: 1416566724
ISBN-13: 978-1416566724
OCTOBER 2008   

Special early release: September 23, 2008

New York Times Best Selling book!
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Nominee

The sultry heat . . .

Only two things can compel journalist Jenna McMillan back to Buenos Aires after terrorists held her captive there just months before: a rare interview with a shadowy billionaire and the memory of the dark and dangerous man who saved her. . . .

Hides the deadliest threats . . .

Bad guys, bombs, and bullets are Gabriel Jones’s way of life. But he’ll never forget the brash redhead he rescued not so long ago . . . or the passionate kiss they shared before he sent her packing.

And exposes the deepest desires. . . .

Now, forced together by a bombing at the National Congress, Jenna and Gabe confront the urgent longings that simmer between them. But this surprise meeting is no coincidence. A ruthless enemy stalks them with deadly precision. The question is . . . if they make it out alive, will Gabe turn his back on Jenna . . . again?

 

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RESCUE ME

St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0312948425
ISBN-13: 978-0312948429
July 2008

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING ANTHOLOGY ....
RESCUE ME

Three of the Hottest Names in romantic suspense invite you to
spend the night with a few good men.

CHERRY ADAIR

“Tropical Heat”

When Dr. Elizabeth Goodall is kidnapped and held captive in the African jungle, her only hope for rescue is counterterrorist operative Sam Pelton. But to escape from a brutal warlord, they must confront a powerful attraction that could prove more treacherous than the wilds of the jungle…

LORA LEIGH

“Atlanta Heat”

Em Delaney has wanted bad-boy Macey March for as long as she can remember. But as a Navy SEAL under the command of her overprotective godfather, Macey is off-limits to Em…until a kidnapping attempt forces them to share tantalizingly close quarters—and a forbidden desire.

CINDY GERARD

“Desert Heat”

Assistant D.A. Elena Martinez never wanted to fall for police detective Seth King. When they are teamed up on a charity hike in the Grand Canyon, however, their chemistry sizzles under the desert sun. But a vengeful drug lord is determined not to let them survive the canyon with their lives—and love—intact…


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INTO THE DARK - BOOK 6 BODYGUARDS

St. Martin’s Paperbacks 
Book No. 6 - "The Bodyguards"
ISBN-10: 031298118X
ISBN-13: 978-0312981181
June 2007

Daphne DuMaurier finalist.  New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly bestseller

HER SPIRIT WON’T BE BROKEN.

Amy Walker endured unspeakable horrors while being held hostage in the Philippines before she was rescued by Dallas Garrett and his brothers from E.D.E.N., Inc. Amy is determined to leave the past behind…but only after she gets some answers to the questions that haunt her: Why was she abducted by the terrorists? Why is her mother locked up in a mental institution in upstate New York? Where is her grandfather and can he, alone, reveal the truth?

HIS PASSION CAN’T BE CONTAINED.

Dallas wants Amy to know he’s a man she can trust. He’s incapable of offering her his love but promises his sworn protection while she embarks on her quest to discover the truth about her family…and herself.

TOGETHER, THEY’LL FIGHT WITH ALL THEIR HEART…

Working on a lead, Amy and Dallas travel to Argentina where they team up with an investigative journalist and an unlikely accomplice whose motives are as murky as his past. Soon they are drawn into the depths of a heinous secret organization that practices invasive, non-consensual mind-control experimentation—one that Amy’s grandfather appears to be involved in. With a ruthless enemy closing in fast Amy and Dallas race against time and risk their lives to expose these crimes against humanity…and share a passion neither of them could have expected.


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UNDER THE WIRE- BOOK 5 BODYGUARDS

St. Martin’s Paperbacks 
Book No. 5 - "The Bodyguards"
ISBN-10: 031298104X
ISBN-13: 978-0312981044
December 2006

Waldenbooks Top Ten Romance

Rita Finalist, Daphne du Maurier finalist

BECAUSE OF HER, HE LOST EVERYTHING.

Manny Ortega is a man without a country, and he has one woman to thank for it. She was his first and only true love, and when she left, she took more than his heart—she took his life as he knew it. Hardened and honed sharp as a knife by years as a special forces soldier and police detective, Manny is ready for a fresh start at his friend Ethan Garrett's security firm. But the past isn't ready to let him go...

TO KEEP HER SAFE...

Lily Campora never imagined what would happen to Manny after she walked away from him that night in the sultry Nicaraguan heat  —or how he'd hated her for it every day since. Seventeen years later, Lily knows everything, and she must put her fear of Manny's rage aside to beg for his help. His forgiveness may be too much to hope for...

HE'LL DO ANYTHING.

Thrust into action on a mission that will transport them to a country rife with political turmoil and civil unrest, Manny and Lily must find a way to work together. And now, amidst the dangerous beauty of a landscape reminiscent of Manny’s homeland, passion will ignite once more...


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OVER THE LINE- BOOK 4 BODYGUARDS

St. Martin’s Paperbacks 
Book No. 4 - "The Bodyguards"
ISBN-10: 031298099X
ISBN-13: 978-0312980993
June 2006

USA Today Best Seller, Cosmo Red Hot Read

Book Sellers Best WINNER!

WHEN EVERY FRIENDLY FACE COULD MASK A KILLER…

“Sweet Baby Jane” Perkins has carved out a mega-selling reputation as rock’s favorite bad girl. But her hard-living, tough-talking image can’t prevent the sharp dose of reality that hit home when her estranged mother is killed in a car accident. As bizarre coincidences escalate in her own life, Janey grows certain that someone is watching her every move, and it’s not one of her adoring fans…

THE ONLY PERSON SHE CAN TRUST…

Since leaving the Army Rangers six months ago, Jason Wilson has been adrift, a warrior without a war. Now he’s taken his first civilian assignment for his army buddy’s security firm: protecting a rock diva on her sold-out tour. Far from being a spoiled star, Janey is a revelation—sweet, modest, and incredibly sexy. Their friendship is turning to mutual, heated desire, but it’s a distraction that could cost them more than their hearts…

MAY BE A PERFECT STRANGER.

Drawn into the depths of a deadly secret, they’ll face off against a killer growing more ruthless every day, and Jase will discover just how far he’ll go to protect an explosive passion he never expected…

 


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TO THE BRINK- BOOK 3 BODYGUARDS

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Book No. 3 - “The Bodyguards”
ISBN-10: 0312990936
ISBN-13: 978-0312990930
January 2006

Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Nominee: best romantic suspense/intrigue

Five years after the divorce, Ethan Garrett finally has it all figured out. Focus on the job, forget about the past and do what he has to do to get by. 

The job – continue to build E.D.E.N. Inc., the West Palm Beach security firm he now runs with his brothers and sister. 

The past – specifically the part involving his ex-wife, Darcy – was history. 

And getting by – well, it’s a matter of taking it one day at a time. At least it is until Ethan receives a desperate call from his ex-wife’s friend in the State Department and the past collides with the present in an explosion of urgency and alarm. 

Darcy is missing from her vice consulate post in the Philippines and Ethan confirms his worst fears: all indications are that an Abu Sayyaf terrorist cell has kidnapped her and is holding her in the jungle. 

Whether on assignment in Peru, Israel, or Indonesia, Darcy had always been sticking her neck out, taking reckless chances to help U.S. Citizens abroad. It had played havoc with Ethan’s peace of mind during their marriage – it had also been one of their biggest problems. Darcy had refused to back down to Ethan’s demand to play it safer or play it without him – and he’d been too stubborn and too proud to withdraw the ultimatum. She’d walked away five years ago and never looked back. But now she’s in trouble and it looks like Ethan is the only one with the know-how, the cunning and the balls to get her out alive.

With grim determination, Ethan and his brothers, Dallas and Nolan – also former military special ops – prepare for a mission involving slipping quietly into Manila, calling up markers with some contacts there and setting the wheels in motion to lead them to Darcy. 

Though Ethan hasn’t seen her since the divorce, he’s never gotten her out of his system. He’d killed for her once; he knows he’ll kill for her again. But first, he has to find her. 


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TO THE limit - BOOK 2 BODYGUARDS

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Book No. 2 - “The Bodyguards”
ISBN-10: 0312990928
ISBN-13: 978-0312990923
september 2005

USA Today Best Seller, Daphne du Maurier finalist

It was supposed to be a cakewalk. 

Eve Garrett’s mission: find Tiffany Clayborne, Palm Beach real estate icon, Jeremy Clayborne’s, party-girl daughter, and bring her back to heel. 

The problem: The spoiled little rich girl turned eighteen six months ago and has developed a penchant for the Palm Beach club scene, a habit of falling in with not so-rising rock stars and taking them on pricey little side trips to L.A. or Paris and picking up the tab. Only this time, she’s been gone too long. And this time, she may be in trouble,

The other problem: Some someone wants Eve dead too. She’d made enemies while she’d been a Secret Service Agent. That had been a lifetime ago. But that other life may be coming back to haunt her as she races the clock to save Tiffany’s life while her own hangs in the balance.

The pain in the ass: Tyler McClain. Ex-lover, ex-cop, and a poaching, rat-bastard P.I. is also in hot pursuit of Tiffany. And McClain is the last man Eve had ever wanted to run into again. Regardless, the added wrinkle of McClain showing up to muddy the waters isn’t going to stop her from getting her man – or in this case, her woman.

Mac has a problem too. Despite their history – which he remembers as being red hot – he genuinely likes Eve Garrett. Maybe even more than likes her. Something about her had gotten to him, dug in deep, and wouldn’t let go. Strength coupled with compassion. In-your-face-toughness paired with vulnerability. A funky sense of humor that had him grinning as often as growling.

He doesn’t want to think about what it means. He knows there’s no future for them. He’s not a good bet for the long haul. But when he realizes that Eve is the target of some crazed killer, he does everything in his power to keep her alive while they race to save Tiffany Clayborne. 

Man, oh man, as distractions go, Eve Garrett is taking him to the limit.


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TO THE edge - BOOK 1 BODYGUARDS

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Book No. 1 - “The Bodyguards”
ISBN-10: 031299091X
ISBN-13: 978-0312990916
MAY 2005

Border Books Top Romance 2005, Cosmo Red Hot Read, Book Seller's Best Finalist

Nolan Garrett’s on a roll. For three months he’s managed to sustain a string of booze-soaked days and mercifully dreamless nights, searching for a comfort zone at the bottom of the barrel. Just when he thinks he’s getting close, life takes a turn for the worse and dumps him back into the thick of things.

He’s found a job. Or rather a job has found him.

Job title: Bodyguard.

Objective: Keep Jillian Kincaid, the only child of one of the richest men in Palm Beach, Florida, alive.

Prospects: Not good for this ex-army Ranger who’s more interested in working on his own not-quite-subconscious death wish.

Jillian Kincaid doesn’t have a death wish. She’s got a life wish – to carry on with the one she’s built on her own, disconnected from her father’s power and wealth. She’s used brains, savvy and in-your-face determination to carve out a career in the highly competitive television news industry. And she’ll be damned if she’ll let a couple of death threats take it all away from her when she’s on a fast track to a cable network anchor. Duck and run? Not in this lifetime. 

Only this lifetime is growing shorter and shorter for Jillian as a sick, sinister predator stalks her with only one purpose in mind. To see her dead.

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