Secrets Volume 28 • Sensual Cravings –
by Juliet Burns, Jennifer Lynne, Kathleen Scott, Kate St. James
Trade Paperback 377 pages
Imprint Secrets Volumes
Pub. Date 12/09/2010
Cover design or artwork by: Tara Kearney
Marketing Copy from Net Galley
THE PIRATE'S POSSESSION - JULIET BURNS
When Lady Gertrude Fitzpatrick tries to bargain with a fierce pirate for escape across the water to her childhood home, she unwittingly becomes the possession of Merciless MacGowan, a fierce privateer on the run from Cromwell's army. Ewan MacGowan has been betrayed and mistakenly exacts revenge on this proud noblewoman. He may have stolen the lady's innocence, but buried beneath her plain exterior lies a hidden treasure he never thought to find: the true woman of his heart.
To My Readers from Juliet Burns: I must confess, dear readers, my pirate was inspired, not by Johnny Depp, but by a true Scotsman, Gerard Butler, as he appeared in the movie Beowulf & Grendel. Ooh those intense green eyes... Who wouldn't want to be taken to his cabin and...possessed. But my pirate needed a woman whose spirit and stubbornness matched his own. I hope you'll agree Lady Gertrude possesses a quiet strength and a cool head to anchor this pirate's heart and free his soul.
SEDUCING SERENA - JENNIFER LYNNE
Serena Hewitt has given up on love. Her experience has taught her there's no such thing as ‘Mister Right', but when she interviews for a potential partner she's not prepared for her overpowering sexual attraction to Nicholas Wade, a fun-loving bachelor with bad-boy good looks and a determination to prove her wrong. But Nick's hiding a secret that might just do the opposite. Can two people afraid of love risk exposing their hearts one last time?
To My Readers from Jennifer Lynne: My love affair with romance began when I discovered others out there had the same dream as I, that one day we might be swept off our feet by the perfect hero - someone to cut a swathe through the emotional pain that ties up our hearts, and set us free to love and live more fully. Nick is my perfect hero, and Serena so much in need of his unique brand of rescue that I couldn't help but give him to her. I love their story, and I hope you do too!
MIND GAMES - KATHLEEN SCOTT
Damien Storm is a Varti-a psychic who can connect to one special person to communicate with telepathically. For three years he's tried in vain to get his Vartek partner, Jade, to acknowledge their link, but fear has made her keep him at a distance, even as he's bared his heart and soul to her in order to gain her trust. He will do anything to know the sweetness of her body and mind in closer proximity, but first he must save her from the forces of the government who wish to see all Varti destroyed.
To My Readers from Kathleen Scott: After finishing my novella, Fatal Error, I knew I wanted to revisit the future and see what happened to Soran and Jesse. Imagine my surprise when the sequel happened thirty years later and involved their grown son, Damien and his lover, Jade. I hope you enjoy discovering their love story as much as I did.
KISS ME AT MIDNIGHT - KATE ST. JAMES
TV co-hosts Callie Hutchins and Marc Shaw fake an on-air romance to top November sweeps, but before long the battle of the sexes burns up the sheets and the ratings. Callie thinks Marc is a womanizer who should help her snag her dream job...on the other side of the country. As the month progresses, however, she realizes Marc isn't the handsome playboy he portrays on their show--he's funny, kind, and too sexy for words, damn it. So...can she give him up when November ends?
To My Readers from Kate St. James: Don't you love a feisty heroine who isn't afraid to go head-to-head with a sexy-as-sin hero? How about when she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye...and lips, and hot, roaming hands? In Kiss Me at Midnight, late-night TV personality Callie Hutchins knows what she wants--the best ratings in the business--and she's willing to do just about anything to get them. Even if that means putting up with a month of arrogant co-host Marc Shaw's sizzling, rigged-for-the-audience kisses. Even if it means pursuing their attraction off-camera...for the betterment of their careers, of course. But is she ever surprised when she falls in love.
Callie and Marc are two of my favorite characters, and I had a wonderful time writing their story. Please join them on their sensual adventures as they find their way into each other's hearts.
My thanks to Rebecca Martinez for answering my multitude of questions about TV production. All errors and fictional liberties are mine.
This story is dedicated to my parents, James and Ines, who taught me the fine art of banter.
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A series of volumes of anthologies, Secrets contain a variety of short stories from erotic to erotic romance. They are all tantalizing and often toe curling. In this volume, Number 28, there is one sci-fi/fantasy erotic romance. The society is dystopian but the intimacy is really hot. The two characters are fated to be together so are instantly in love, but have to run a gauntlet of a government “medical care-death squads,” due to one man’s guilt and resentment! A little glib with the technology, perhaps, but generally enjoyable. The rest of the book is a fun time too! is the rest of the book. Stay in with your lover and this book on New Years Eve—a new way to greet the New Year!