Thursday, 21 August 2008


New Christmas Releases

'Mistletoe and Ouzo Kisses' by Debby Allen. Available from The Wild Rose Press

BLURB: A man is for life and not just for Christmas – or so the saying goes.When Leah Stamford accepts the offer to spend the festive season in Greece with her co-worker, Marcus Savakis, the last thing she expects to be unwrapping, is him. But after one ouzo too many, and with a voluptuous ex-girlfriend tempting Marcus back into her ample bosom, Leah will stop at nothing to win her colleague’s affections — though seduction isn't one of her talents. Leah's frigidness was the reason she lost her last boyfriend. Now it’s time to prove to herself that she can be daring and sexy.But has she got what it takes to seduce Marcus away from the desires of his ex-girlfriend? And can her timidness compete with this erotic Greek goddess?

Harlequin American
December 2008,
ISBN-13: 9780373752423
BLURB: When they miss the first PTA meeting of the year, three women who had perfected the art of avoiding PTA jobs find themselves ‘volunteered’ into the Social Planning Committee. Over the coming school year, they not only plan a Thanksgiving Pageant, a Christmas Fair and a Valentine’s Dance, they also all find love...and a deep friendship that will outlast their stint on the committee!Are three people about to get their Christmas wish?When her nephew announces he's going to find his father, Michelle Hamilton never dreams the man's actually going to show up at her door! Only a paternity test will determine whether Daniel McLean has a legitimate claim. But that doesn't stop the much-too-appealing potential dad from throwing Michelle's well-ordered world into upheaval.Daniel is thrilled to discover he might have a son. Now the boy's aunt and legal guardian is making him want even more. And the longer he spends with Michelle, the more Daniel feels he's finally found a place to belong.With the town gearing up for the annual Christmas fair, what better gift could three people give—and receive—than the chance to be a real family?

'Mary's Christmas Wish' by Sheryl Coumans. Available from The Wild Rose Press. Release Date: Dec 3 2008

BLURB: After a life-time spent regretting her decision to give up the her true love, Sister Mary Cantrell faces her impending death alone. When a familiar looking visitor dressed in a Santa Claus suit offers her a chance to go back in time, to relive that life-turning event, she finds the answer she'd been seeking was always there.

'You're all I want for Christmas' by Arleigh Bish. Available from The Wild Rose Press. Release Date: Dec 17 2008

BLURB: When struggling single Mom, Heidi Gentry begins writing to her friend's brother, who is serving in Iraq, she never expected to fall in love with him. To make matters worse he's married, at least she thinks he is. She immediately cuts off communication with him. But Christmas often brings surprises, and a chance encounter with Heidi at the local mall convinces Rick, divorced and back from Iraq, to find out where he stands with the woman who captured his heart with her very first e-mail. With his sister's help, they devise a whacky plan to help everyone get what they want for Christmas this year, even if he has to go undercover to do it

'Almost Home' by Carla Rossi. Available from The Wild Rose Press. Release Date: Dec 03 2008

BLURB: The perfect road trip: 2 strangers, 1 truck, and 1500 miles to fall in love.
Detective Justin Hatcher and Cameron McAlister are in a hurry to leave North Carolina—for totally different reasons. He wants to confront his family about a five-year-old betrayal. She wants to escape the remnants of a failed marriage.
Thrown together as unlikely and unexpected travel partners, their trip is filled with both dramatic and humorous situations along the road. But, with God's constant hand in their journey, can Justin and Cameron discover that…
Yes, you can go home again…especially at Christmastime.

'A Cinderella Christmas' by Stacy Dawn. Available from The Wild Rose Press. Release Date: Dec 10 2008

BLURB: Her mother's ridiculous idea to gift her with 'a man' for Christmas is driving Angie Bellini insane! Every bachelor and his brother in Noelle is asking her to save them a dance at the upcoming wedding of Santa Claus Holloran's daughter. What's a girl to do to keep her sanity and thwart a scheming mother? Date the one man in town her mother despises, of course. Wes O'Connor doesn't like the plan Angie has coerced him into for two reasons: 1) He's still paying for the last time those big brown eyes made him do something stupid and 2) He doesn't want to 'pretend' to date the beautiful baker, he wants the fairytale to turn into a real happily-ever-after. Their ending may not be so happy, though, when they discover they aren't the only players in their little game of make-believe.

New Releases

'Hibiscus Bay' by Debby Allen. Available from The Wild Rose Press

BLURB: Exhilarating sex with an Arabian millionaire is the last thing Ashleigh Brennan expects after an illicit affair with her boss leaves her unemployed and without dignity. She vows never to be misled by first impressions again—until she meets wealthy, handsome Remmao Kamal. He’s full of passion and eastern promise—but for how long?It’s hard to believe that this wealthy bachelor isn’t married, but his playboy lifestyle aboard his yacht has had its repercussions. After a succession of harbor pickups, his misjudgement of a lover’s intention put his life at risk. Since then, he has been determined to put his womanising days behind him—until Ashleigh walks into his life.Their sexual attraction is immediate and the temptation for Remmao to break his vow of harbor celibacy is as strong as Ashleigh’s desire to protect her heart. But will a one-night stand with no commitments be enough for them?'

'Once Upon a Moscow Night' by Judith McGuiness. Availabile from
amazaon. com
and on my website at judithmcguinness. com

ISBN: 9780595492404
Published: iUniverse, Nov-2008

BLURB:Kate Barnes loves all things Russian, so she is thrilled when she finally gets to vacation in Moscow. The last thing that she expects to see while on tour, however, is the charming and wealthy Viktor Cherkasov.When Viktor Cherkasov runs into Kate, it is love at first sight. He has just ten days to overcome the differences between them that threaten their relationship before Kate returns home and he loses her forever.Complicating things is Viktor's son, Alexei. He will stop at nothing to drive Kate and Viktor apart.Can true love really conquer all things?

UNDER MY SKIN by Jenny Gilliam ~ Release date Nov 28th 2008 from Amira Press!

BLURB: When coffee shop owner Rachel Crowe overhears her neighbor being murdered, she doesn't think her life can get any more complicated. But when the detective on the case turns out to be the very man she kicked out of her store the night before, she realizes she's wrong.
From the moment Detective Alex Williams laid eyes on the raven-haired owner of his favorite coffee shop, he's been drawn to her. When she becomes the key witness in his homicide investigation, he takes it upon himself to protect her at all costs.
As the killer closes in on Rachel, the couple are thrown into very intimate and dangerous situations. Can Alex convince her to trust him before the killer catches up with them?

Life Begins In Arizona' by Lee Morisson. Available from The Wild Rose Press.

BLURB: Claire Stevens, an Emergency Department physician who escaped a violent marriage, is living proof that abuse can happen to anyone. New to Wickenburg, Arizona, she is settling into her home when her ex-husband is released from jail...and finds her. Waking up in the hospital, bruised and battered, she discovers she is married to her neighbor-who happens to be her new boss. At least that's the story people believe.

Jake Cooper is the first man who has stirred Claire's pulse in five years. She finds his charm hard to resist but in hindsight realizes she has emotional scars that are getting in her way. If her fear of relationships doesn't strangle her, her ex-husband, who is out on bail, just might.

DANCING WITH FATE by Hywela Lyn. Available from The Wild Rose Press.

BLURB: When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost.
But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way.
Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself

'Before Dawn Breaks' by Rae Lori. Available from Freya's Bower.

BLURB: Alexandra Lyons is a cold, seductive assassin, skilled in the art of killing. Camilla Angelson is a bubbly writer enjoying the quiet life as a recent graduate from college. Both women are the same person. Unfortunately, her former employer, the secret government bureau that hired her, knows this all too well.
Josh Mayer is a former secret service agent looking to pick up the pieces of his life after a messy divorce from a cheating wife and a job of putting his life on the line. Doubling as a restaurateur and an "unofficial" undercover agent, the beautiful female target he is protecting may be the same one he is willing to risk his life and, most of all, his heart to save.
Soon, Josh must put his life on the line to evade an unknown killer that ties them all the way to a money-laundering scheme involving the newest presidential candidate to the White House. Meanwhile, Alexandra's heart is warmed with Josh at her side as she slowly remembers the dark past she left behind.

'The Sea's Embrace' by Angela Steed. Available from

BLURB: Her heart would guide him home.

Architectural mastermind Katherine Shaw has left her career in the States behind to follow a passion for antiquity to The London Museum for Art and Archeology. During a museum excursion, a controversial relic is pulled from the ocean depths—a relic containing a mystery to which she is inexplicably joined.

His home might claim her life.

Born of the old gods, punished and locked away from love, Derrick has crossed seas of time to find Katherine. Chosen as the guardian of his land’s magic, he knows what Katherine doesn’t: her own mysterious origin and the danger she faces because of it. As they travel together in a place only heard of in legends, enemies and darkness surround them—until an unthinkable decision threatens the very magic that has brought them love.

'His Other Wife' by Margaret Blake. Available from Whiskey Creek Press.

BLURB: Roxie does not want Saul to discover her secret past. She knows she should have nothing to do with him but she cannot stop herself from being attracted to him. There is Josh to consider too…he needs a strong man in his life and Saul Hetherington is that kind of man. Perhaps her secret will never be revealed…if she is very careful.

'Letting Luce' by Jenny Gilliam. Available from Amira Press.

BLURB: When Lucy Hollister tried to drop-kick her personal computer out hersecond-story window, she had no idea it would eventually lead to the seductionof her very hot, very yummy best friend, Rory Carlisle. After all, she’s the queen of passivity, and he’s the reining king of thenon-committed relationship. When a sexy online flirtation leads the couple intosome steamy situations, Rory realizes that his cute best friend is lettingloose—in the best possible way. Can this couple get past old hurts and guarded hearts to embrace the passionatelove that awaits?

'Atonement' by C.R. Moss. Available from Extasy Books.

BLURB: Faith, the oldest sister of the Collins clan, is thankful her sisters are finally home but with their weddings around the corner she’s feeling left out. Escaping her family, she camps on her friend’s property to find solitude and solace, but instead is forced to face herself, her past and the man she distrusts with a passion -- her lifemate, Gaven. Since Faith is the strongest of the Collins triplets, Cor had left her alone. That is, until he found her in the woods and decided it was time to take the final sister. When Gaven leaves her, Cor jumps at the opportunity to take Gaven’s place. Can Gaven save Faith before Cor claims her for his own?

'Breaking the Clouds' by Margaret Blake. Available from Robert Hale Publishing.

BLURB: The move to New Zealand has suited Bronwwen for she has a good job and a beautiful home. The only downsideis her lawyer husband Jack, who is drinking too much and obviously unhappy ith the move. What she doesn't need is a visit from her enigmatic cousin, Marged, a woman whom she has little in common. However, it is with Marged's visit that life starts to spin out of control. She learns Jack was fired months ago from his firm, that he has abandoned his apartment in the city, and that most of her money is missing from her bank account. The only person who might know something is Job Tepi but Bronwen is not sure he can trust him...

STARQUEST (ISBN NO:1-60154-355-7) Available from The Wild Rose Press.

BLURB: When Jestine Darnell is rescued from her sabotaged starship by the crew of the Destiny her only objective is to complete her mission and keep her promise to save a world from slavery. Love is the last thing on her mind. However, she has not counted on losing her heart to Kerry Marchant the ship’s second in command, who makes his distrust of her painfully obvious, despite the chemistry between them. The completion of her mission has consequences that neither of them could have foreseen.

Enter Dahll Tarron, who becomes involved in a long and dangerous quest to find the Destiny. Fates become intertwined, perils shared, culminating in the realization that sometimes love may be so close that there is a danger it will not be recognized until it is too late…

ROSES FOR RACHEL by Dianne Miley. Available from The Wild Rose Press

BLURB: Young widow Rachel Santos raises her daughters alone and tries to get past the pain of losing her husband. When she dumps her cheating boyfriend, someone vandalizes her house. Rachel confides in faithful Elliot Truman, but refuses to trust her heart to another man. Then the stalker breaks into her home, and Rachel fears for the safety of her daughters and herself. Will Elliot help protect her children? Who can stop this demented stalker?And will Rachel ever be convinced that some men are worth loving?

A Trail of Love' by Bess McBride. Available from The Wild Rose Press.

Blurb: Kerrie is on the run from a painful past, and she hides in plain sight as a summer employee in the majestic setting of Glacier National Park . Lonely and isolated from the family and friends she left behind, she dreams of the day when a kind and gentle man will say to her: “I fell in love with you the first time I saw you across the room.” Dace Mitchell could be that man! The handsome bear ranger rescues Kerrie from her own foolish behavior--more than once--and she finds herself drawn to him against her will...until she discovers he’s already involved with someone else.When Kerrie begins to get mysterious silent phone calls, it seems the past has caught up to her.Can Dace save her from a violent man who will stop at nothing to have her?
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'A Train Through Time' by Bess McBride. Available from The Wild Rose Press.

Blurb: College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle , but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—one handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie decries any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. She turns the directorial reins of her dream over to one smitten and willing Robert, only to realize that dreams cannot last forever. Someday, she must wake up to reality, though Ellie no longer has any idea what reality is. She only knows that Robert must play an important part in her future. But how can he...if he’s only a figment of her imagination or worse yet...a man who belongs to an era long past?
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