After a successful career as a Texas rodeo champ, Johnny Long quit living on the wild side. Now he was devoted to a cause he understood all too well, giving kids a second chance. But when Johnny hires a mysterious woman, he knows trouble has re–entered his life.
Rachel Presley is beautiful, but the fear in her eyes –– and in those of her five–year old son's –– practically breaks Johnny's hardened heart. It isn't long before strange 'accidents' put Rachel in serious jeopardy, convincing Johnny her past has caught up with her. Sharing some of his secrets is the only way to get to the bottom of Rachel's…even if revealing them could have their own dangerous consequences.
Ex–lawman Wyatt Ledger only came back home to find his mother's killer...even if it was his father. The truth had haunted him nearly twenty years but now nothing would come between them – except a damsel in distress and her daughter.
Kelly Burger sought a fresh start in Hill Country, but when her dangeorus past followed, she turned to the safe arms of her cowboy protector. Though he now battled two killers by day, at night, Wyatt was defenseless against her seductive touch. Secrets of their past lurked in town – unspeakable and deadly. Once he uncovered them, could Wyatt save himself, his family and the woman he loved?
Dying' had been his best chance at protecting her. Coming home was the only way to keep her alive. Nolan Law is a dead man. Five years ago, his pregnant wife buried him – a soldier killed in a desert war, a man who would do anything to protect those he loved. Even fake his death. His beloved Tess was safe as long as he was gone.
Now a new assignment thrusts him back into her life – and puts her at risk once more. When Tess looks at him, Nolan knows she sees a ghost. Tess deserves to know why this stranger stirs her passion so intensely, why her husband's eyes stare back at her from his unfamiliar, scarred face. Yet discovering the truth will only resurrect the danger Nolan 'died' to protect her from…
Kayla Brennan doesn't want Texas lawman Dade Ryland's protection. For one thing, his family hates her. For another, the attraction between them is too hot to handle just like Dade. When the bullets begin to fly, Dade shields her and her baby boy. But the question is, how long before Dade decides she's in on the crime?
Kayla's testimony is all Dade should want especially since he suspects Kayla was involved in the death of a family member. Yet the fact that they're enemies only makes the attraction between them stronger...and more dangerous. For the killer is not who he seems and is far closer than Dade ever imagined
Slade Keaton was the man Maggie James fell in love with...until she learned he was a lie. Escaping a bullet meant for Slade, Maggie found herself of the run fleeing a danger she didn't understand with a man she couldn't trust. And pregnant with his baby
Though he'd assumed many aliases, Slade couldn't forget who he was the son of a merciless assassin. He'd kept out of his mother's reach for years until a Colby Agency investigation put him and Maggie on her radar. Now, could Slade become the very thing he hated in order to save the woman and child he loved?
Death Of A Beauty Queen/Bear Claw Lawman
Death Of A Beauty Queenby Mallory Kane
The detective kept calling her by another woman's name, but Rose Bohéme had no past…not until Detective Dixon Lloyd found it.
His first homicide case was hers, and he could never shake it. He was haunted by Rose…and then he found her, living, breathing, beautiful. But his questions were only answered by a bloody trail. Can he risk Rose's future to uncover her past…?
Bear Claw Lawmanby Jessica Andersen
When DEA agent Nick Lang came to town cases got closed! But his latest had become personal. He'd thought CSI Jennifer Prynne was just a fling…until a serial killer's attack left her battered, bruised and struggling to remember her past.
With the murderer's identity buried deep in Jenn's mind, Nick had to take his time with her. Jenn's safety was now Nick's number one priority.
Eyewitnessby Carol Ericson
Four years in an Afghan prison couldn't erase beautiful Devon Reese from Kieran Roarke's memory. So when they are reunited on a beach back in Coral Cove and she begs for protection, the wounded hero doesn't hesitate.
Devon's little boy is the son he never knew. But the boy witnessed a brutal murder. Now the seasoned warrior must fight to save the family he doesn't want to lose!
Live Ammoby Joanna Wayne
Alexis Beranger had been carjacked with her son still in the back seat! Luckily Tague Lambert, one of the rich and famous Lamberts of Dallas, was there to help. But neither expected that the attack wasn't random…or only a prelude to the danger that stalked her!
Tague felt an instant attraction to Alexis. Through with playing it safe, Tague vowed to protect the beautiful stranger and her little boy, no matter how high the stakes.
Baby Breakout/When She Wasn't Looking
Baby Breakoutby Lisa Childs
Jedidiah Kleyn had been convicted because Erica Towsley hadn't come forward. So the night he escaped from prison, it was the one thing on his mind – find Erica and make her clear his name. But when he laid eyes on the angelic beauty, hatred was engulfed by his still–burning desire. Then he saw the child – his child.
Jed thought that proving his innocence was all that mattered. But whoever had framed him was now targeting Erica and his little girl. Now there was nothing more important than his family!
When She Wasn't Lookingby Helenkay Dimon
To Courtney Allen, Jonas has one major flaw – his badge. Courtney's father was wrongfully convicted and she vowed to never trust a cop again. But when sexy deputy sheriff Jonas Porter becomes the only man to believe in her father's innocence, she begins seeing the lawman in a whole new way.
Jonas knows in his gut that the real killer is still out there and is determined to finish what he started long ago. And that means focusing on the job. Not the woman who arouses a passion in him that is anything but professional!
Lawman Lover/Raven's Cove
Lawman Loverby Lisa Childs
Macy Kleyn hadn't expected to find a perfectly healthy Rowe Cusack lying inside a body bag on her morgue table. The man claimed to be a DEA agent who'd escaped from prison by faking his own death. But despite using a disguise, someone knew the truth. Now they wanted to keep Rowe locked up inside, for good.
Taking a civilian on the run went against Rowe's lawman code, but leaving Macy behind could mean putting her in even greater danger. It's a chance he's willing to take in order to protect the one person he could trust – and the one woman he was falling for.
Raven's Coveby Jenna Ryan
The reappearance of Rogan signaled Jasmine Ellis needed protection. They'd lived together for months in a safe house, her life in this mysterious detective's hands. Dark–haired and heavy hearted, Rogan allowed his and Jasmine's fates to be intertwined, just as someone from her past sought to kill her…
Rogan and Jasmine had ended their romance because of the danger it had brought. Now they would have to revisit Raven's Cove if they were to stop the killer and uncover the secrets still left between them…
Secret Identity/A Wanted Man
Secret Identityby Paula Graves
Since leaving the CIA, Amanda Caldwell has been living a quiet, uneventful life. But when Rick Cooper, her former partner – and former lover – makes an unexpected reappearance, she senses things are about to get interesting…
Rick's mission is to protect Amanda. But it isn't long before working together stirs up the passion they'd once shared. Still, there's more to Rick's assignment and revealing the truth wouldn't be smart…but keeping his secret could be deadly.
A Wanted Manby Alana Matthews
Nothing would stop US Marshall Harlan Cole from capturing an escaped fugitive. Not even being forced to work side–by–side with his ex–lover, Wyoming Deputy Callie Glass, on a murder investigation. Harlan knows the case will open old wounds, but none as raw as the ones he inflicted on Callie long ago.
Still, establishing an amiable partnership is vital to complete their assignment. But as the manhunt intensifies, the more Harlan has to protect Callie from the chilling secrets of her past and keep her alive long enough to win her back.
Sudden Attraction/Finding Her Son
Sudden Attractionby Rebecca York
Hidden on a New Orleans plantation were secrets Gabriella Bodreaux was never supposed to uncover. But after Luke Buckley saved her life, she couldn't get him out of her head. At the slightest touch, they established the most intimate connection of their lives. Now they knew everything about each other…almost.
Luke came with a secret identity, but wasn't the type of man who would run away from trouble. He could keep her safe. Except when being together meant exposing themselves to more danger than either could prepare for, they had to reconsider just how 'chance' their meeting really was…
Finding Her Sonby Robin Perini
Investigating a cold case is SWAT cop Mitch Bradford's worst nightmare –– especially when it involves a kidnapped infant. But thanks to an injury, he'll have to settle for following Emily Wentworth instead of breaking down doors.
Emily has always claimed her son is still out there, waiting for her to find him. As he earns the trust of the desperate mother, every instinct tells Mitch to believe her. Then new evidence unfolds. Now, torn between loyalty and his promises, Mitch may have to make the ultimate sacrifice if he's to bring her little boy home.
Sudden Insight/Her Cowboy Defender
Sudden Insightby Rebecca York
Tarot card reader Rachel Gregory foresaw a dark, sexy stranger but she had no idea Jake Harper would be her soul mate. Someone who literally read her thoughts... and she his. But when they were both nearly killed, Rachel had a feeling they were never meant to be together...
On the run, they searched for the source of their connection –– one that grew more powerful with each kiss. But were they willing to risk everything to uncover their secret past? They had to hurry, before Rachel could foresee their deaths…
Her Cowboy Defenderby Kerry Connor
From the moment he finds himself staring down the barrel of her gun, rancher Cade McClain knows Piper Lowry isn't just another stranded tourist.
Knowing it would be impossible to walk away from this determined woman, Cade offers her a place to hide. But it isn't long before Cade realises he can't guarantee Piper's safety. Even if his heart is telling him he has no choice….
Daddy Bombshell/Bear Claw Bodyguard
Daddy Bombshellby Lisa Childs
He'd been leading a secret life for years. But Thad Kendall got quite the surprise upon his return home – a child he'd never known. The spy had left Caroline Emerson for her own good, never realising she'd been carrying his baby.
Caroline knew Thad had returned to solve the mystery of his parents' murders – not to rekindle their romance. But she never dreamed that having the only man she'd ever loved back in her life would put her and their son in grave danger. For now they'd become the targets of the Christmas Eve killer…
Bear Claw Bodyguardby Jessica Andersen
Hot on the trail of an underground drug ring, homicide detective Jack Williams won't let anything interfere with his hunt. Especially not being pulled off his case to protect Dr Tori Bay. He can handle guarding a beautiful scientist who plays by her own rules…but keeping her out of his arms could be difficult. Jack has faced his share of challenges and usually came out on top. This time, though, it'll take all his professional skills to ignore some very personal impulses…
Secret Protector/Westin Family Ties
Secret Protectorby Ann Voss Peterson
Hired to protect Natalie Kendall at any cost, Gray Scott intended to keep a low profile. But when his cover was almost blown, he moved to Plan B: become her boyfriend.
Gray knew Natalie's nightmares were the key to unlocking the mystery of the Christmas Eve Murders, but she'd kept those secrets hidden for too long. It would take more than his strong will to make her remember it might just take the truth
Westin Family Tiesby Alice Sharpe
Cody Westin had been a man on a mission since the moment his wife, Cassie, walked away. So when after six long months he was reunited with Cassie, it was her pregnant belly and the fact that she'd been accused of a crime that made him realise how much had changed.
Knowing it was safer, they headed back to Wyoming and the life Cassie left behind. Unfortunately, danger followed...and now Cody not only had a marriage to protect, but the lives of those who mattered most.
Camouflage Cowboy/Winter Hawk's Legend
Camouflage Cowboyby Jan Hambright
A single mother with a sick child wasn't something Agent Nick Cavanaugh was prepared to face. Unfortunately, his assignment included finding the woman and protecting her from learning the truth about his client. With no choice but to stick by Grace Marshall until all threats were neutralised, her young son worked his way into Nick's heart. But as he struggles between what is dutiful and what is right, a killer unexpectedly makes his move
Winter Hawk's Legend by Aimee Thurlo
If Holly Gates must hide out in a snowbound New Mexico cabin, she's glad it's with Daniel Hawk. The fearless Navajo security expert has sworn to protect her from a would–be killer. But Daniel himself, a package of Native American tradition and all–American sexiness, presents an even greater danger to Holly. She's quickly falling for him.
As they run for their lives, Holly's courage and spirit spark in Daniel an irresistible passion. Her heart may not be broken after all, if he can save her one last time
High Noon/Colby Roundup
With one of Texas's most heinous serial killers still on the loose, it's Colby agent Joel Hayden's sworn duty to protect single mum Laney Seagers. Getting a job at Laney's High Noon bar is easy for Joel...but gaining the trust of the fiercely independent beauty is considerably harder!
As Joel witnesses her world starting to unravel, how can he protect her without revealing what he knows? A lifelong bachelor, Joel is now learning a new lesson on the job. Protecting Laney from violence may be easier than protecting her heart…
Also includes a bonus novella Colby Roundupby Debra Webb
That's Dakota Lansing's impression, anyway. But she was always on the other side of the fence, keeping her distance from known bad–boy Zane Chisholm. Now her family secrets are threatening to be unearthed and she's afraid of where they'll lead, especially if it means setting foot on the Chisholm ranch.
With both their lives in jeopardy, Dakota is forced to admit Zane is her only hope of staying alive. Targeted by unknown assailants, Zane discovers his mysterious connection to Dakota is much bigger than either suspected. The feisty beauty is more than his match and becoming harder to resist! With time running out, should he let her rope him in and go along for the ride...?
Her Stolen Son/Locked And Loaded
Her Stolen Sonby Rita Herron
Detective Colt Mason's latest 'client' was impossible to resist. His teary–eyed pleas to prove his mother was innocent pulled at Colt's heartstrings. But before he could investigate, the child disappeared.
Now, with Serena Stover desperate to find her son and clear her name, Colt took one look at the beautiful widow and knew this little family would change his life forever.
Locked And Loadedby Helenkay Dimon
Nothing was as it seemed. Not even the protection Maddie Timmons was promised when she'd entered the witness security program. One of her handlers was missing, the other had double–crossed her, and now Maddie was at risk.
Deep undercover, recovery project agent Adam Wright vowed to keep Maddie safe. But he wasn't prepared for the confident woman he'd rescued or the sensuous lover who got under his skin and he'll do anything to secure her future.
Double Deception/Best Man For The Job
Double Deceptionby Merline Lovelace
As sharp–witted as his code name 'Blade' implies, spy Clint Black is used to having the upper hand. But now he's a prisoner, trapped by dangerous criminals and a gorgeous woman who might be a double agent or his only chance to stay alive.
Special Agent Victoria Talbot needs to be icy to succeed at her quest. That means racing against time to find a mysterious treasure and keep her reluctant hostage safe. But she's not above torturing her handsome captive with flames of desire
Best Man For The Jobby Meredith Fletcher
A soldier by profession and a lone wolf by choice, Callan Storm doesn't believe in coincidence. So when the groom his baby sister's fiance is snatched at gunpoint during his bachelor party, he looks to the entertainment.
Suddenly Eryn McAdams's favour for a friend has landed her in real trouble. Pulled along by the intense hunk of a man, the security expert is torn between showing Callan just what she can do and figuring out a way to stay close. The clock is ticking but what else will happen once the night is over?
Private Justice/Special Ops Bodyguard
Private Justiceby Marie Ferrarella
When Senator Kelley is disgraced by scandal, his hotshot attorney son, Dylan, rushes to pick up the pieces. Dylan's only ally is the feisty Cindy Jensen, whose loyalty to her boss is as compelling as her looks.
Cindy's grappling with her own problems an unexpected pregnancy. The last thing she's looking for is romance. But little do she and Dylan know that the Senator has even more secrets...secrets that might cost the newfound lovers their lives.
Special Ops Bodyguardby Beth Cornelison
Gage Prescott can't put his finger on it, but something about the Maple Cove waitress is sexy and innocent. Except, the tortured ex–Army Ranger has come to town as bodyguard to Senator Kelley...not to let a pretty face distract him.
Kate Rogers has her own mission. If, while on assignment, the handsome Gage can assist with her sister's abusive husband, she'll accept that gratefully. But will their growing passion interfere when their duties involve life and death?
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