Julie Bullard, daughter of one of Hollywood's legendary directors and one of the hottest young directors in her own right, is filming on location in the Louisiana bayou, working on a high-budget film that will make or break her career. Rey Tabary, nicknamed the Swamp Rat, is a Creole, a native of the bayou - a man Julie needs to provide authenticity for her movie . . . and to fill other needs as well. But as first accidents, and then murder, disrupt the set, Julie turns to Rey to face the deadly reality of a killer....
Beautiful young widow Elise Laffont embraces her freedom during the daylight hours, running the farm she loves so dearly, but the night brings with it painful reminders of the torment she endured at the hands of her abusive husband. Fate may have taken her husband, but it hasn't erased the scars he left, and Elise wonders if she will ever be able to bear the touch of a man again. From the moment he laid eyes on the beautiful widow, Reynaud Chevalier wanted her. When disaster offers him the chance to claim her as his own, Reynaud seizes the opportunity to bind Elise to him.
"Wow, this was so good"
Cyrene Nolte's two brothers were fiercely protective of her. Because she was a virgin, no man was allowed near her. But when she rescued Rene Lemonnier from certain death and nursed him back to health in her stark little chamber, he aroused more than her interest. Once in his arms, Cyrene knew that the wickedness the brothers had sought to protect her from was a passion too exquisite to deny....
Dana Marsden's first mistake is stopping on the fog-shrouded Amalfi Coast road to help clear a traffic jam. Her second is rescuing the valuable cat that appears out of the mist. And the third? Trusting the handsome Italian who comes to her aid when her rental car plunges over a cliff in what may not have been an accident.
Maura O'Neal would be insane to pass up the cruise she and her great aunt had been planning just because the old woman injured her foot and Maura would have to go alone. It would be the perfect chance for Maura to enjoy a well-deserved vacation and she could do the research for her great aunt's next romance novel. But she didn't count on the ship's owner, Nikolaos Vassos, to be so infuriating, so arrogant, so stubborn…so handsome.
Celina inherited both the cottage where her beloved grandmother painted her famous watercolors and a faded journal that hints at a long-ago Venetian love affair. It's the priceless Canaletto hidden away with the journal that piques her curiosity, however. An art historian and appraiser, Celina can't rest until she knows the story behind the painting - and how deeply the past owner, Conte Massimo di Palladino, touched her grandmother's life.
Janna Kerr's 8-year-old daughter is dangerously ill and she knows her last hope is an unscrupulous doctor who, for the right price, will help her child. Secluded in a small cabin in the Louisiana bayou, Janna and Lainey wait for the summons. But when Clay Benedict shows up, an already desperate woman is pushed to the edge.
"Sweet and tender with an edge."
Nicholas de Frenza never approved of his sister's choice in husband to begin with, and now that Carita is in a coma due to her fiancé's reckless driving, it seems the perfect time to resurrect an ancient Italian custom of revenge: the seduction calls for a similar seduction in return, a sister for a sister. But Nico is too civilized for such vengeance - or is he?
"Had it's good moments!"
Claire is too innocent to suspect that her marriage is a cruel farce, believing instead that the dangerous accidents that keep appearing in her path are just that - accidents. She wedded Justin Leroux suddenly and silently. He was the tall dark stranger of her girlhood dreams, and had finally come to take her away. She returns with him to Sans Songe, the Leroux family plantation in Louisiana. A near-fatal accident on the road to the plantation does not bode well for her future there.
"Romance with little romance"
After Amelia Harveston loses her mother under tragic circumstances, she fears she will be forced into poverty and the position of a desperate woman. Luckily, some distant relatives step forward and invite her to live with them at the plantation home building.
In the heart of Louisiana, Amanda Trent has arrived at her cousin's plantation to find Amelia's death looming over the war-torn grounds. There is a dark secret in the shadows around every corner and in the heart of Amelia's widower, Jason Monteigne. Amanda only wants to leave the haunted home but an accident has ensnared her in a tangled web of mystery, passion and hidden desire. What is it that haunts Jason's every moment and will Amanda discover the truth of her cousin's death?
Amidst torrid gossip and whispered suspicions, Reid Sayers has returned to his small hometown in rural Louisiana - and to the stormy passions of Camilla Greenley. Pulsating with the intense desires of a willful man and woman, Jennifer Blake's lush novel is a breathlessly compelling tale of suspense and unbridled sensuality that is absolutely! Camilla's cunning, soon-to-be ex-husband has discovered that she may be the sole heir to the local mill - worth millions if its operating owner, Reid Sayers, sells out to an eager conglomerate. But there is danger in the air....
Poised, calculating, and ruthlessly charming, Prince Rolfe of Ruthenia takes beautiful Angeline Fortin captive, mistaking her for her cousin and compromising her beyond redemption. Escape from the prince is impossible, and Rolfe begins to torment her senses at every turn. At last, captured and captivated, Angeline can't resist Rolfe's masterful seduction, and the prince discovers the only woman he's ever encountered who can meet him passion for passion. But Rolfe is on a mission to find his brother's killer, and in a critical moment of mortal danger, it's Angeline herself who holds his life - and heart - in her delicate hands.
"Wonderful story and great narration."
Laura Nichols was always up for a challenge and the job Justin Roman has offered her is the perfect showcase for her talents. Not only was he dubious of her ability to complete the restoration of his Louisiana mansion in time for his wedding, but she was also frustrated by his arrogance tempered only by his good looks. But if he is so doubtful of her then why does he give her full artistic license even when it obviously angers his fiancé? Laura dives into the job, determined to prove the maddening man wrong.
"completely enchanted by this story"
Kelly is delighted to accept the offer of a friend’s family summer place on a Louisiana lake for her much-needed vacation. On arrival, however, she discovers the house already occupied by a darkly handsome stranger named Charles, his associate, and an elderly man who appears to be their prisoner. Retreat is impossible; Kelly is forced to join the trio. Charles is charming and considerate beyond most crooks, but a ruthless captor; all attempts to escape his guard are futile.
All Clare Thornton wanted was a relaxing vacation in the mountains learning how to ski, but a snowstorm causes her to wreck her car and seek out shelter in a seemingly abandoned cabin. But when the famous movie star Logan Longcross walks through the door of the cabin Clare finds herself on trial by a man who fiercely guards his privacy and does not accept her innocent explanations of the car crash as her reason for showing up on his doorstep.
When Sherry Mason agrees to pose as her friend Paul's fiancée to protect him from a loveless marriage forced by his arrogant and domineering older brother, Lucien, she has no idea how far Lucien will go to ensure his younger brother's obedience. Then she finds herself trapped in an isolated mansion in the Louisiana bayou, his unwilling prisoner. She vows to thwart Lucien in any way that she can, but is dismayed when her rebellious intentions give way to an overwhelming tide of passionate feelings for her errant captor. Is it possible that she can listen to her heart without betraying her best friend?
Beautiful, headstrong Pilar Sandoval y Serna will pay any price to escape the tyranny of her stepfather, Don Esteban. She turns to handsome, moody El Leon, a nobleman turned to a life of outlawry by the depredations of Don Esteban. Together in the hills, Pilar and El Leon find their wills in constant battle and their hearts in secret accord.
For the sake of her nephew, Elizabeth has assumed the identity of her dead sister, Ellen Marie. She arrives at the grand Louisiana plantation of Ellen Marie's late husband, wearing the traditional black widow's weeds and carrying her infant nephew, Joseph. She is determined that the boy will reach maturity and inherit his rightful fortune. Luckily, the family at Oak Shade does not suspect that they are harboring an imposter in their midst. However, they are less than welcoming, treating her with frosty politeness. More disturbing are the unusual accidents that seem to be following in her wake, as if planned for her.
Angelica Carew is wedded to a man she barely knows. But as she learns to care for him deeply she gets the sense that beneath her husband's sweet words of love, something is very wrong. When the truth comes out, Angelica will have to make the most devastating choice of her life....