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Author: Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 100 novels and novellas, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brandon, ages thirty-six and thirty-four, respectively. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever. Since then she has written over 100 titles, which includes a made-for-television movie by BET, One Special Moment as well as the movie, Truly Everlasting. She was a 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, A Silken Thread; and was named Romance Writers of America's Nora Robert's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2012.

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Locked in Temptation - The Protectors

Locked in Temptation
  • Stars
  • Number: B01N2G63MZ
  • Release: 2017-08-01
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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His job is to protect her…no matter the cost 

Police detective Joy Ingram's connection to elite security expert Stonewall Courson is instant. Undeniable. Electric. But her commitment to protect and serve has always come first. Everything else is secondary—especially when she uncovers an underground surrogate baby-making ring. Joy can't risk a distraction during the most important case of her career, not even one as sexy as reformed ex-con Stonewall. 

There are few things Stonewall values more than a strong woman. But when Joy's investigation draws her into a deadly conspiracy that goes deeper than she ever imagined, he must convince her that he's the best man to protect her. And while he puts his life on the line to save hers, the insatiable attraction between them becomes the one danger neither of them can escape.


Seized by Seduction - The Protectors, #2

Seized by Seduction
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373799343
  • Release: 2017-05-01
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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One glance is all it takes 

From the moment his eyes meet hers across the crime-scene tape, ex-con turned bodyguard Quasar Patterson knows he has to see the mysterious Dr. Randi Fuller again. She's a renowned psychic investigator who can foresee danger for others, but not for herself. That makes Quasar doubly determined to watch over her—the closer, the better—as she's drawn into a dangerous gang rivalry. 

Both her psychic gift and their blinding chemistry tell Randi that she and Quasar are fated to be entwined. Even as they surrender to the heat between them, there's no guarantee of a happily-ever-after now that an enemy has her in his sights. And claiming a future will take more than Quasar's strength and skill. If he can't risk the heart he's always held in check, they'll both lose for good…


Forged in Desire - The Protectors, #1

Forged in Desire
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373790005
  • Release: 2017-02-01
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Diverse Books, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her. 

When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose. 

Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.


The Rancher Returns - The Westmoreland Legacy

The Rancher Returns
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780373734863
  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin
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Discover New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson's The Westmoreland Legacy—a navy SEAL returns to his ranch…and finds irresistible desire! 

Returning from active duty to find his ranch being dug up by a beautiful stranger isn't the homecoming navy SEAL Gavin Blake expected. Layla Harris is convinced there's buried treasure on his land. But the only treasure this wealthy rancher wants to uncover is the professor's secret desires! When Layla unearths family secrets—and mysterious threats—he vows to do whatever it takes to protect her. Even as her revelations change everything…


Bachelor Unforgiving - Bachelors in Demand

Bachelor Unforgiving
  • Number: B01A5O2E40
  • Release: 2016-07-19
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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Passionate payback 

They say you can forgive but you can never forget. Virgil Bougard takes that saying to heart. Four years ago Kara Goshay believed a vicious lie about him and ended their relationship. And even after her apology, Virgil is still bitter. He doesn't intend to make things easy for Kara when his family's firm hires her PR company to revamp his playboy image. But faking a liaison with Kara for the media backfires when the line between fantasy and reality is blurred by strong sexual attraction. 

Kara wanted forgiveness. Instead she's deep into a heated affair with the powerful, charismatic man she can't resist. The man who claims he'll never forgive her, especially when a secret enemy puts her professional reputation in jeopardy. Stakes are high—but so is their searing desire, a connection so intense it could possibly tame this elusive, unforgiving bachelor at last…


Possessed by Passion - Forged of Steele

Possessed by Passion
  • Number: 9780373864416
  • Release: 2016-02-23
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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They're discovering the healing powers of passion 

Burned-by-love architect Hunter McKay came home to Phoenix to open her own firm, not rekindle her fleeting high school romance with playboy Tyson Steele. But when she runs into the sexy surgeon at a nightclub—and he unleashes that legendary Steele charm—Hunter fears she's headed straight for heartbreak once again. 

Tyson hasn't forgotten the one who got away. A weeklong fling should be just enough to get the sultry beauty out of his system for good, even if he has to let Hunter set the ground rules. But the rules are suddenly changing for the no-strings bachelor. Can Tyson convince this sensual woman that he's the real deal—that they deserve a second chance together?


Bane - The Westmorelands

Bane
  • Number: 9780373734269
  • Release: 2015-12-01
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Diverse Books, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson's last Westmoreland bachelor is a navy SEAL on a mission to protect the woman who got away… 

After five years, navy SEAL Brisbane Westmoreland is back home on his ranch and ready to reclaim the woman he left behind. But when he tracks her to Dallas, he's in for a shock. 

Crystal Newsome isn't ready to forgive Bane for saying he loved her then vanishing from her life. Only now the beautiful chemist needs his protection. As their own irresistible chemistry takes over once again, can Bane keep Crystal safe and convince her they can have the second chance they both deserve?


The Secret Affair - The Westmorelands, #29

The Secret Affair
  • Number: 9780373733545
  • Release: 2014-12-02
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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Will this Westmoreland affair remain a secret? Find out in this novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson! 

It has been a year since Jillian Novak ended their affair—a year that left Dr. Aidan Westmoreland determined to win back his lover. He knows they shouldn't have to keep their relationship a secret and he'll follow her around the world to prove it. Fourteen days on a cruise ship—just Aidan, Jillian and the deep blue sea…and a passion that won't be denied.


A Man's Promise - The Grangers

A Man's Promise
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780778316251
  • Release: 2014-05-27
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: MIRA
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A man's word is his bond. His family is his strength. His heart is his own. 

Superstar musician Caden Granger has spent years running from love, commitment and family. Yet despite his fame and fortune, he knows the kind of respect and adoration he needs can only come from one person—the very woman who wants nothing to do with him. 

Charity volunteer and owner of a wine boutique, Shiloh Timmons finally got her life on track once her relationship with Caden ended, and she's in no hurry to revisit a romance with the man who believes she left him standing at the altar. 

If Caden can't have Shiloh by his side, all the success in the world will mean nothing. Now he has a chance to renew his promises…but is it too late?


Private Arrangements

Private Arrangements
  • Number: B006IIX4CO
  • Release: 2012-02-01
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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No man has ever tempted her like this…

Nikki Cartwright can't believe Jonas Steele—the Jonas Steele—has chosen her for a high-profile marketing venture. It could make her career. But when she remembers the kiss they once shared, a kiss so intimate it sent their desire skyrocketing from simmering to blazing, Nikki knows she must guard her heart against the seductive Phoenix playboy as if her life depends on it.

Jonas has no problem making their professional relationship personal. With the beautiful and talented photographer within his reach, he can erase her from his system once and for all. From a whirlwind Las Vegas affair to jet-setting across four continents, this Steele discovers getting Nikki out of his system is easier said than done, and now he wants her to belong to him heart and soul—as the woman of his most passionate fantasies.…


A Wife for a Westmoreland

A Wife for a Westmoreland
  • Stars 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373730902
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin
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A Night to Remember…

For weeks, Derringer Westmoreland was haunted by memories of a woman whose face he could not recall. But he wanted—he needed—to share that intense passion again. Now. When he finally traced his mystery woman, he was met with a surprise. His fantastic one-night stand was Lucia Conyers, his sister-in-law’s best friend. And Lucia wasn’t about to become one of Derringer’s women. For the first time in his charmed life, the ranch owner had some wooing to do. And if he wanted to win Lucia’s heart, he’d better be ready to risk his own…


The Proposal & Solid Soul - The Westmorelands

The Proposal & Solid Soul
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373837649
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Harlequin
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Brenda Jackson brings you the story of Jason Westmoreland. With one convenient proposal, he could have a Southern beauty in his bed and her birthright in his hands. If only the lovely lady would say yes….

Plus a Brenda Jackson classic—the first in the Steele family series, Solid Soul.


A Silken Thread

A Silken Thread
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373534265
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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For Erica Sanders, finding a soul mate was the easy part. Brian Lawson is the man she wants, and everyone agrees they’re the ideal couple. Almost everyone. The one exception is Erica’s mother, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry another man. Karen even hires a private detective to investigate Brian, but the truth he uncovers is the last thing she expected—a devastating betrayal that rips both families apart.

Convinced that her relationship can’t be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. Yet she has lingering doubts over her decision, especially once Brian’s attractive single neighbor starts pursuing him. A chance meeting proves that the passion between Brian and Erica hasn’t dimmed—but neither has the determination of others to keep them apart, or the shocking lengths Karen will go to in order to undermine her daughter’s relationship.

As secrets old and new are revealed, Erica and Brian find themselves caught between the bonds of the past and an uncertain future, each making painful discoveries about who to believe and trust. Masterfully told and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does best, this is an unforgettable story of relationships at their most complex, and how hard it can be to choose between living separate lives—or holding fast when love hangs by a silken thread…


Bachelor Unleashed

Bachelor Unleashed
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B004AYD4XW
  • Release: 2010-12-01
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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They had a hot, fleeting affair Farrah Langley has never forgotten. Attorney-to-the-rich-and-famous Xavier Kane was tender, sexy, attentive—and ravished her body. Everything she ever wanted in a lover. Getting together with him again in New York is a fantasy come true. She certainly doesn't expect the footloose bachelor to change his ways. And the burned-by-love mediator isn't looking for forever.

But Xavier is.

There's something about Farrah…something that touches him deep in his soul…something that keeps him coming back. So when fate brings them together again, Xavier's ready to pick up where they left off. But this time around, he wants more. Can he convince the lean, leggy beauty that he's finished playing the field? That he wants only one woman in his bed, in his arms—in his heart?


In Too Deep - Harlequin Desire

In Too Deep
  • Number: 9780373730384
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Brenda Jackson, Olivia Gates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Middle East
  • Publisher: Silhouette
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A fabulous summer two-in-one--twice the scandal all in one unforgettable volume!

Husband Material by Brenda Jackson
Beware the jilted husband: Matthew Birmingham never played fair...especially when it came to his ex-wife. When she moved across the country, he moved back to their estate--back to their bedroom--determined to win back her love...by any means necessary.

The Sheikh's Bargained Bride by Olivia Gates
Meet the shocked groom: Sheikh Adham saw marriage as a business venture, his wife a mere convenience...until they portrayed the loving couple in public. Would finally seeing his bride in a new light shatter all his rules?


Star of His Heart

Star of His Heart
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373861729
  • Release: 2010-06-25
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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Logan Chambers loves being Hollywood's most elusive bachelor. Plus, the talented actor's just gotten a starring role on a hit TV show. But it's the show's sultry makeup and wardrobe artist, Rachel Wellesley, who's got him thinking twice about staying single...


Spontaneous - Blaze #538

Spontaneous
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780373795420
  • Release: 2010-05-01
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
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Kimani Cannon knows she's in trouble the second she lays eyes on 6'4" of luscious male. The best kind of trouble, too…mm-mmm! Duan Jeffries turns out to be the perfect man—charming, considerate…and the best lover she's ever had. Too bad Mr. Delicious is just a one-night stand….

Until Kim needs a date to her mother's (fifth) wedding! Duan's willing to act the part of her fiancé…as long as it means full benefits. More amazing sex? No problem!

Then Kim finds out that Duan's got his own private agenda. Suddenly, she doesn't know what to believe. Her head and heart are telling her to be careful. But the sensual thrumming in her blood is turning out to be much more persuasive….


Taste of Passion - Madaris Family Novels

Taste of Passion
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312940508
  • Release: June 02, 2009
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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SOME LONGINGS
 
Attorney Mackenzie “Mac” Standfield swore off love when her heart was shattered into a million pieces. But there’s one man who has managed to tempt her beyond reason—rodeo star Luke Madaris. Although five years have passed, Mac discovers when she runs into Luke again that the sexual tension is just as charged as ever…
 
BURN MORE
 
When Luke gets injured in a rodeo, he knows the only place where he can recuperate—without being smothered by his worried family—is at Mac’s place. After all, like Mac, he has no interest in any romantic entanglements….until being in such close quarters with Mac forces Luke to confront a desire he can no longer fight…
 
WITH TIME
 
With each passing day, Mac and Luke come to realize that their smoldering attraction can be put out only if they surrender to it. But what Mac doesn’t realize is that once you give yourself to a Madaris man, there’s no turning back…


Slow Burn - Madaris Family Novels

Slow Burn
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312940492
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Everything in accountant Skye Barclay's life is fitting smoothly into place until she makes the startling discovery that she was adopted. Not only does she learn that her birth mother has died, but now Skye finds out that she has a biological brother: Vincent. Skye wants to track him down, and her parents, as well as her fiance, Wayne refuse to support or accept her decision. And Wayne takes it a step further and abruptly ends their engagement.Skye's search for Vincent leads her to his adoptive parents, Dr. Justin and Lorren Madaris, and, lo and behold, Slade Madaris-Vincent's tall, dark, and sexy cousin. Slade is by far the most compelling man Skye has ever met, but she isn't ready to get involved so soon after Wayne's rejection...not even when Slade offers her a job so she can stay in town and get to know her brother better.Slade is a shrewd businessman, but hiring Skye is one of the riskiest moves he's ever made. Soon their mutual attraction explodes into a steamy summer affair. When Wayne shows up in town, determined to win Skye back, Slade sets out to prove that he and Skye are meant to be together. Because a Madaris man never walks away from a challenge-especially when true love is on the line...


In Bed with Her Boss

In Bed with Her Boss
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373860289
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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D'marcus Armstrong was demanding, autocratic and cranky as a boss. But as the star of her feverish nighttime fantasies, the man was simply divine. Still, Opal Lockhart had no chance with Detroit's self-made millionaire. What would a high roller like him want with a buttoned-up, naive secretary like her? Enter the Lockhart sisters—for some attitude adjustment and a wardrobe makeover. With some décolletage and come-hither heels, they have the sex kitten in Opal downright purring. Now she's giving D'marcus notice—he'd better watch out!