The sole survivor of a brutal crime, Reece Gilmore is on the run, desperately fighting the panic attacks and the nightmares that haunt her. She doesn't intend to stay in the sleepy town of Angel's Fist one second longer than she needs to, despite its friendly - if curious - inhabitants, and the irresistible attraction of local writer Brody. However, on a hike into the mountains she witnesses a couple having a vicious argument that culminates in murder. Faced with a lack of evidence, the authorities in Angel's Fist find it hard to believe Reece's story. But when a series of menacing events prove that someone wants her out of the way, Reece must put her trust in Brody - the one person who does believe her - to find the murderer before it's too late.
An exclusive Nora Roberts short story.Drawn to a castle in the forests of Ireland, a beautiful young woman becomes the link to a stranger's past - and the curse that has trapped him for ever in the eternity of his own dreams . . .
Caleb Hawkins can never forget what happened in the woods twenty-one years ago. Every seven years, his home town succumbs to a terrible curse. Terrible, unspeakable crimes take place - a collective madness that has given Hawkins Hollow the reputation of a village possessed.It's this modern-day legend that draws reporter Quinn Black to the town. Caleb - a descendent of the town founders - has agreed to talk to her. But the seventh year has come around once more, and both Caleb and Quinn have already seen the danger signs. Bound by fate, bound by passion, Quinn and Caleb must fight the coming darkness together...
Phoebe MacNamara first comes face to face with Duncan Swift high up on a roof, as she tries to stop one of his ex-employees from jumping to his death. As Savannah's chief hostage negotiator, Phoebe is calm, courageous, and ready to risk her life to save others. But this chance meeting with Duncan will bring dramatic repercussions for them both. When Phoebe is brutally assaulted in her precinct house she realizes that someone is out to destroy her - both professionally and personally. With Duncan's support, Phoebe must discover just who is pursuing her, before it's too late . . .
Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, California, Kate Powell treasures her life at Templeton Houseand the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacks Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knows she has something they would never possess - a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measures her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with accusations of professional impropriety, Kate feels that she has lost everything she's worked so hard for. Which is when Byron DeWitt walks into her life and Kate is forced to reevaluate exactly what it is she's fighting for.
From the outside Laura Templeton's life looks charmed: the daughter of a wealthy family, married to the man of her dreams and the mother to two beautiful daughters. But her dreams are short-lived, and it all collapses when Peter doesn't prove to be the kind of husband or father material Laura has dreamed of. With her best friends, Margo and Kate, recently married and starting their own families, Laura feels isolated. Then her brother's friend, bad boy Michael, asks to rent her stables and she reluctantly agrees. Laura finds him disturbingly attractive, but Michael is a man who has never stayed long with any project or commitment. Dare she lay her heart open once again?
In the small village of Hawkins Hollow, three best friends who share the same birthday sneak off into the woods for a sleepover the evening before turning 10. But a night of pre-pubescent celebration turns into a night of horror as their blood brother oath unleashes a three-hundred year curse. Twenty-one years later, Fox O'Dell and his friends have seen their town plagued by a week of unexplainable evil events two more times - every seven years. With the clock winding down on the third set of seven years, someone else has taken an interest in the town's folklore. A boutique manager from New York, Layla Darnell was drawn to Hawkins Hollow for reasons she can't explain - but the recent attacks on her life make it clear that it is personal. And though Fox tries to keep his professional distance, his interests in Layla have become personal too.
Sophia is the pride of the Giambelli clan and a vital player in the family's celebrated winery. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli.Family matriarch Tereza has announced a surprise merger with the MacMillan family's winery. As a savvy businesswoman, Sophia knows she must be ready for anything - but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They've been ordered to work closely together to ensure the merger goes through smoothly. But as they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia finds herself increasingly torn between professional rivalry and a powerful attraction. And when the business and the family are threatened by disturbing acts of sabotage, Sophia realises her quest isn't just for dominance, but survival...'Nora Roberts is a superstar'
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Lunacy, Alaska - population 506 - is Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he had watched his partner die - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts a job as Chief of Police in this freezing, remote town, where darkness falls by mid-afternoon. It's a big change - maybe too big. But just as he's beginning to wonder if this has all been a terrible mistake, an unexpected kiss with feisty bush pilot Meg Galloway under the brilliant Northern Lights lifts his spirit and convinces him to stay a little longer.However, when Nate uncovers an old unsolved crime, he discovers that Lunacy isn't quite the sleepy little backwater he imagined. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - he never dreamed he'd find . . .
When Jack Mercy dies, he leaves behind a ranch worth twenty million dollars. Now his three daughters - each born of a different mother, and each unknown to the others - have gathered to hear the reading of the will. But Jack has one last surprise for them. Before anyone can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year.For Tess, a sophisticated city-girl who just wants to collect her cash and get back to LA, it's a nightmare. For Lily, on the run from her abusive ex-husband, it's a refuge. And for Willa - who grew up on the ranch - it's an infuriating intrusion. They are sisters ... and strangers. But when a brutal enemy threatens to destroy them all they must face the impossible challenge: to put their bitterness aside and live like a family.
Successful photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she'd escaped the house called Sanctuary long ago. She'd spent her loneliest years there after the sudden, shattering disappearance of her mother. But now someone is sending Jo strange, candid pictures, culminating in the most shocking portrait of all - a photo of her mother, naked, beautiful and dead.Jo returns home to face her bitterly estranged family, only to find an unexpected chance for happiness in the form of architect Nathan Delaney. But while Jo and Nathan hope to lay the past to rest, a sinister presence is watching from the shadows. And Jo will soon learn there is no peace at Sanctuary . . .
Reena Hale has always understood the destructive power of fire. When she was a child, her family's Baltimore restaurant was burned to the ground in a cruel arson attack. The Hale family banded together to rebuild, and Reena found her life's calling: to become an arson investigator.Reena loves her job - but the danger and crazy hours have left her unlucky in love. When she meets handsome carpenter Bo Goodnight, things look promising - until a series of suspicious fires are connected not just to each other, but to Reena herself. As danger ignites all around her, Reena must rely on hard-won experience and gut instinct to catch a man determined to burn down everything - and everyone - she loves.
Two months before Halloween. Two months before the final battle. But is the Circle ready to face its powerful enemy? Blair Murphy is no stranger to a good fight. Tough, stubborn and brave, it's no wonder she has been recruited to the circle of six warriors charged with defeating Lilith, the vampire queen. But Blair also has her own personal battles to fight - the father who abandoned her and the fiancé who walked out after learning what she is: a demon hunter. As if this wasn't enough, Blair has been thrown together with Larkin - the handsome, flirtatious and downright infuriating shapeshifter. After a couple of terrifying run-ins with one of Lilith's loyal followers, Blair begins to wonder - can she stay alive long enough to defeat Lilith's army? And can she protect her heart from Larkin's dangerous charms?
Jude Murray isn't given to dramatic decisions. So she's as surprised as anyone when she quits her job in Chicago and takes refuge in the picturesque village of Ardmore. Surrounded by the beautiful Irish scenery and refreshed by a more relaxed lifestyle, Jude becomes fascinated by the local folklore.Aidan Gallagher happens to be an expert in Ireland's haunting myths. After years of travelling, he's returned home to devote himself to the family business. But as he shares his country's legends with Jude, Aidan can't help wondering if they could create a passionate history of their own...
Modern-day New York: Glenna Ward is a strong, independent woman. She is also a witch, and knows that one day her powers will be put to the test. When the mysterious Hoyt Mac Cionaoith enters her life in the strangest of circumstances, Glenna finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But even she is unprepared for the reason he has sought her out and the danger that lies ahead of them.Twelfth-century Ireland: Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and charged with the ultimate task: to save his and all future worlds. Hoyt's enemy is Lilith, the beatiful but deadly vampire queen who recruited Hoyt's twin brother, Cian. Five others must join Hoyt in his battle to defeat Lilith: 'the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one you've lost'. Now he must find them, before it's too late. And Glenna is the first on his list . . .
Internationally bestselling author Nora Roberts's presents The Quinn Brothers, which begins the story of the lives and loves of adopted brothers Ethan, Cameron, Philip and Seth Quinn. Cameron Quinn (SEA SWEPT) has lived the reckless life of a daredevil since leaving the quiet community of Chesapeake Bay. But when his dying father calls him home to care for his youngest brother Seth, his life changes overnight. Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers once again, and rivalries and resentments flare between them whilst they try to care for Seth. Only Seth's fate is in the hands of a tough but beautiful social worker. She alone has the power to bring the Quinns together - or tear them apart. Ethan Quinn (RISING TIDES) is also eager to honour their father's dying wish that their youngest brother, Seth, be cared for. Ethan finds himself the most drawn to the young boy, because both suffered horrific abuse before being adopted by the Quinns. Time hasn't extinguished Ethan's pain, however, only buried it deep within his heart, a fact that may keep him from the only woman he has ever loved.
Internationally bestselling author Nora Roberts's presents The Quinn Legacy, which continues the story of the lives and loves of adopted brothers Ethan, Cameron, Philip and Seth Quinn. Philip Quinn (INNER HARBOUR) is juggling his high-powered advertising job and his new-found family duty of helping to care for his young adopted brother, Seth, when Dr. Sybill Griffin shows up in town. Her cool reserve intrigues Phillip. But while Sybill can't deny her own growing feelings for the charismatic Quinn, the secret she hides has the power to threaten the life that the brothers have made for Seth, and destroy any chance that the two young lovers have at happiness. Seth Quinn (CHESAPEAKE BLUE) is now an adult and a successful artist, Seth is happy to return home to Cheasapeake Bay, to the only real family he has ever known. Drusilla Whitcomb Banks is a newcomer in town. And from the first time he meets her, Seth realises that she is way out of his league. But their fledging relationship faces another threat; for if Seth is ever to win a place in Dru's affections, he must finally face up to his tragic past and the mother who sold him...
Hayley Phillips has come to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She isn't looking for a handout from her distant cousin, Roz, just a job. What she finds is a home complete with resident ghost, and the best friends she's ever had. And if Roz's son, Harper, occasionally shows up in her private fantasies as more than a friend...well, she'll just have to get over it. Her new daughter, Lily, is the focus of her life now; and Hayley is reluctant to risk her friendship with Harper and her new life on the promise of an affair. However, the ghost - a madwoman who has been haunting the family home for centuries - has now turned her attentions to Hayley, consuming her thoughts and dreams. Harper is determined to protect her, but before Hayley can begin to trust her growing feelings for him, they must battle to discover the truth behind the ghost's despair, so that they can finally lay her spirit to rest.
Talented songwriter Shawn Gallagher works as the cook in the family pub. With no responsibilities and no ties, Shawn seems happy with his life.No one understands why he doesn't put his musical gifts to profitable use - least of all Brenna O'Toole. Tough and independent, Brenna has also been secretly in love with Shawn for years. When she finally admits her true feelings, Shawn rejects her advances, protective of his single life. But Brenna doesn't give up that easily. And there are other forces at work in the enchanting village of Ardmore. Perhaps fate will step in with a helping hand...
As a young girl, Tate Beaumont fell in love with Matthew Lassiter... and had her heart brutally crushed. Eight years later, Tate has worked hard to become a marine archaeologist, while Matthew is a talented but troubled salvage diver. And both share a dream - to find Angelique's Curse, a ruby and diamond encrusted amulet, steeped in legend and said to be lost somewhere at the bottom of the Caribbean. Forced into a reluctant partnership with Matthew and his uncle, Tate soon learns that her arrogant but attractive fellow diver holds as many secrets as the sea itself. Desires, buried for so long, begin to rise to the surface. But when the truth emerges about the mysterious death of Matthew's father, their treasure hunt soon becomes deadly . . .
Nora Roberts - the World's Greatest StorytellerIrish siblings Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are on a mission. A precious family heirloom has been stolen - a small silver statue that just happens to be one of three priceless, long-separated 'Fates'. They are determined to recover it - no matter the cost. Their quest will take them from Ireland to Helsinki, Prague and New York, where they meet a brilliant formidable female professor; a daring exotic dancer and a seductive security expert. Together they will confront a dangerous and unscrupulous enemy in this passionate and gripping novel from the peerless and brilliant Nora Roberts.
Having travelled through the Dance of the Gods to the land of Geall, the six members of the circle finds themselves convincing then training the people of Geall to defeat Lilith's vampire army. The Valley of Silence is a forbidding place for the battle of all battles, but the circle continues to prepare through a series of magical tests that improve their strengths both individually and as a team. Moira finds herself playing the roles of warrior and royal, as she follows the tradition of her people and prepares to take the crown before leading them into battle. She must also deal with her feelings for Cian, who she finds her thoughts turning to more often than not. And how will the people of Geall fare against an army of blood-thirsty vampires who have had centuries to prepare? Valley of Silence is part of The Circle Trilogy, Nora Roberts' magical new series of paranormal romances. Six strangers - a sorcerer, a witch, a shape-shifter, scholar, warrior and vampire - find danger, friendship and the chance of love, as they unite in a battle against an ancient evil
Raised together, Kate, Margo, and Laura are as close as real sisters, despite their differing backgrounds. Laura Templeton is the beloved daughter of the wealthy Templetons, Kate Powell is her orphaned cousin, and Margo Sullivan is the housekeeper's daughter. Margo has achieved fame and success far away from home, but her world comes crashing down when the man she thought she loved loses all her money and involves her in an international scandal. Devastated and broke, Margo has no choice but to return home to try to rebuild her life. Laura's older brother, Josh, has been in love with Margo for years. He's always disapproved of her lifestyle, but her unexpected return heats up the long dormant passion between them. But is Margo just on the rebound, or could she really be falling for Josh?
Darcy Gallagher has always believed in fate, the magic of legend... and the power of money. Working all hours in the family pub, she can't help dreaming of a man who could sweep her away into a world of luxury and adventure.But she knows better than to expect lasting love from wealthy businessman Trevor Magee. Trevor has arrived in the picturesque village of Ardmore to build a theatre, and uncover the secrets of his family's past. Darcy and Trevor are drawn to each other, but neither is convinced they've found the one. But Ardmore has a way of weaving its magic, and the forces of destiny can only be resisted for so long...