Heide Katros was born and raised in Germany near the French border. She traveled extensively throughout Europe and met her pharmacist husband while on vacation to the Isle of Rhodos, Greece. Heide and her husband Mitch are the parents of two grown sons and grandparents to Alex and Anna. They live with their dog Bibi in Winter Haven, Florida. Heide is an avid tennis player, while her husband enjoys golf.
Ruttgar von Hohenfels returns from war, only to find his castle usurped by a greedy uncle, who now wants him dead. Shot in the back as he tries to escape his uncle’s clutches, he heads deeper into the forest with the soldiers in hot pursuit.
Kitt travels the countryside with her brothers Oxnard and Oxley, entertaining the gentry with their acrobatic skills. Their way of life changes abruptly, when a rider crashes through the underbrush. The arrow in his back and soldiers in hot pursuit bring back the dark memories of the secret surrounding their sister’s birth. Refusing to take the easy way out, the brothers come to Ruttgar’s aid. When they offer to help him recapture his birthright, they do not realize that their bargain puts Kitt’s life in jeopardy.
Denise Alicea-“Destined”—a story, set in Ireland in the year 387 BC. The Irish have held off the marauding troops of Julius Caesar for some seven months.
Phyllis Campbell-“Mistletoe”—It begins with a bridegroom leaving his bride at the altar, and fleeing from her indignant father—and worse—until matters can be sorted out.
Heide Katros-“Snow Roses”—When Rand MacPherson enters the local florist’s shop, he is surprised but grateful when the beautiful florist offers to deliver his Christmas flowers to his mother.
Ellen Margret-“Merry Christmas, Biker Angel”—Clad in black leathers, a biker angel rides into Daria’s life on Christmas Eve. His mission is to protect her from thugs. What adventures await Daria and her biker angel?
Kate Hofman-“Snowbound at Christmas”—When Michelle sees a Ferrari slip on a bend in the snow-covered road, she hurries out to help the driver.
HeartSent Christmas is a 3 novella anthology from 3 prolific and talented writers. The heat level goes from spice to hot-hot-hot and back to sensual in these three offerings. There are thrills, tears and laughter in these three stories selected especially for the 2011 Holiday Edition of HeartSent Christmas
Heide Katros-known for her dynamic thrillers and mysteries-delivers a spicy, highly intriguing and romantic story in Second Chances. Sylvia Hewlitt is determined to skip a Florida Christmas this year. She books a ski vacation for North Carolina. Instead of fun on the slopes she ends up in the hospital. When she regains consciousness, Detective Stephan Breslow is sitting by her bedside. They've met before under grim circumstances, but can they put the past behind them?
Kate Hofman, with her usual panache, delivers a very hot-hot-hot tale of romance, with her powerfully written and fascinating offering of Christmas Magic. The Italian Alps are the setting for an unexpected reunion between Luca, the Marchese di Montevarchi and his ex-fianc‚e Crista Ballantyne. Will the magic of the season intervene and allow them to forget their bitter quarrel or will fate play a cruel trick and end Luca's life?
Diane Davis White, in the tradition of her historical Native American Romances, takes us to the turn-of-the-nineteenth-century to the wide open prairie of Nebraska where two cultures come together for a Christmas celebration, and two people-a young Lakota Chief and the daughter of a local farmer-find each other and fall in love amidst the holiday cheer in this vibrantly sweet, yet highly sensual romance, Lakota Christmas.
Devastated by his wife’s infidelity, Alexandre LaFontaine retreats to his country estate. When rumors surface that he has done away with her, Alexandre returns to Paris to refute the charges. Playing him for the fool, she shows up at a masked ball, taunting him with her appearance and quickly disappears into the gardens. Furious, he follows to confront her and finds her murdered instead. Beautiful, headstrong Céleste de la Courte is willing to risk her life to prove his innocence. But will her love for him be enough to save him from the gallows or will she end up with a broken heart?
Annemarie Radcliff's life changes abruptly, when a drunken sailor spins a far-fetched tale about his capture and subsequent meeting with female pirate Anne Bonny. His mates discount his story as nothing more than fantasy, but it draws the attention of an English colonel.
Robert Dinwidde soon gathers enough information to implicate Annemarie's father as an accomplice to the pirate's escape. Though he has no definite proof, he threatens to hang him - unless Annemarie consents to become his mistress. Michael Radcliff denies his involvement, but knows that he can no longer withhold the truth from his daughter that her mother had been none other than the notorious Anne Bonny.
Sea captain Trevor Mowbray sails into the port of Norfolk, Virginia, aboard his frigate Enchantress, when he spies Annemarie from the rigging of his ship. He finagles an introduction and is invited to dinner at the Radcliff home. He and Annemarie's father form an immediate friendship, and when Dinwidde hauls him away to prison, Trevor comes to Annemarie's rescue. As he sails her to freedom, a tropical storm shipwrecks the Enchantress and all aboard her are presumed dead.
Two days later a daring woman appears in Charlestown and sets tongues wagging when she buys a frigate and sails her herself. She is none other than Annemarie, but will her life ever be complete without Trevor?
Beautiful, impetuous Stormy comes rightfully by her nickname, since she was conceived during a raging storm and born at the onset of another. Growing up on a remote plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina, her life is unfettered by the restrictions of social convention. Aware that Stormy needs to make a suitable marriage her parents decide to take her on a trip to her father’s ancestral home in England. Along the way they are ambushed by a lone highwayman. The moment the robber’s eyes clash with Stormy’s, there is an instant connection, and instead of their valuables he demands that they hand over the girl.
As the highwayman watches the carriage rattle out of sight, he realizes his folly. If he values his life, he has to return the girl to her parents. But before he lets her go, he steals a kiss… and a corner of her heart.
Stormy tries forget the daring highwayman. Even handsome André Marie Despard, the Comte de Villeneuve falls short in comparison to the mysterious robber. In fact, she doesn’t care for the conceited Frenchman at all…until she discovers that he hides a dark secret behind the cavalier façade he affects.