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On the hunt for a killer, they find passion along the way…
Left all alone after her mother’s death, Kitty Parrish receives word that her beloved uncle has been murdered in far-off Arizona. With nothing left to tie her to her hometown, Kitty embarks on a long journey to Arizona in search of revenge.
Handsome half-breed Ryder McCloud is on a mission of his own. His father was half-owner of a gold mine, and both he and his partner—Kitty’s uncle—were murdered as a result. Worse yet, it seems they took the location of the gold mine to the grave with them. Desperate to claim his birthright, Ryder anxiously awaits the arrival of the one person who may have the key—Kitty Parrish.
United in their quest for revenge and riches, Ryder and Kitty soon find themselves in the thick of danger, adventure, and a growing passion they cannot resist.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in August 2000 by Signet Books.
Searching for a place to call home, the last thing she expects is a man to call her own.
Desperate to escape, Kerry O’Day is running away from the pain of her mother’s death as well as an unwanted arranged marriage. She seeks refuge in North Carolina with her father, only to find that he was killed in the Civil War.
Complicating things further, the handsome and mysterious Slade Dillon shows up to claim her father’s land—and every ounce of her attention. Forced to split the land due to their competing claims, Kerry and Slade must learn to live together peacefully, all the while fighting to protect their land, their lives, and their hearts.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in January 2000 by Zebra Books.
Amongst the fires of war, Anjele discovers that love is truly blind.
Brett Cody was Anjele Sinclair’s first love. Under the hot Louisiana sun, they discovered each other, body and soul. Torn from his arms and sent to a boarding school in England, it is four long years before she returns to her beloved home. But when she discovers that Brett is fighting for the hated Yankees, Anjele believes their love can never be.
Then the unthinkable happens. Her father is murdered, and an injury from his attackers leaves Anjele blind. Struggling to save her beloved home and heritage, Anjele relies on the help and support of a stranger—a man she grows to love. But when she discovers that man is none other than Brett, Anjele must decide if she can accept the love of an enemy.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in March 1992 by HarperCollins.
When you need to run away from your crazy life, a tropical island is not a bad place to start.
Kelly Sanders needs to get away. Her parents insist on attempting to rule her life. Her possessive boyfriend is trying to trick her into marriage. And her job demands 90% of her time. When her high-spirited grandmother asks her to leave it all behind and join her on a cruise to the Bahamas, Kelly doesn’t think twice.
When the cruise ship breaks down outside Nassau, Kelly and her grandmother decide to finish off their vacation on Harbour Island. Grandma Edie likes the peace and quiet, and Kelly likes the local sights—namely Mike Kramer, owner of a chain of local dive shops. With sun-bleached hair and Caribbean-blue eyes, he doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. But can Kelly go from a life of too much responsibility to a relationship with someone she thinks is completely lacking in it?
This Retro Romance reprint was previously published in March 1991 by Kismet Books.
Can a shipboard romance ever survive on dry land?
After suffering a romantic betrayal at the hands of her fiancé, the last thing Jenny Denton’s looking for is love. But when her job takes her on a cruise to Norway, she finds herself helpless to resist handsome ship’s officer, Kirk Moen.
Kirk’s one of the notorious “White Wolves”—uniformed officers known for charming and romancing female passengers—and Jenny vows not to let her heart get involved. But romantic, moonlit nights and sunny days together leave Jenny feeling confused. Is what she feels for Kirk real? Or is she fated to be left alone at port, as her shipboard love sails off without her?
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in December 1991 by Meteor Kismet.
She found love in the arms of the enemy!
Holly Maxwell despised the Yankees that had ravaged her home, leaving her beloved Magnolia Hall in charred ruins. Then, in the arms of a passionate stranger, Holly dared to think she might have found her true love—till she discovers that Scott Coulter is actually the new Commander of the occupying Federal Army.
Hurt, humiliated, and reeling from the betrayal, Holly is at the mercy of her ruthless stepbrother, who is more than happy to use her to further his evil schemes. But Holly is determined to persevere—she’ll stop at nothing to regain her family land…and reclaim her heart from the man who she can never forget.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in July 1985 by Avon Books.
An innocent beauty in a foreign land…
Travelling to Mexico to reunite with her beloved father, Amber Forrest is devastated to find him dead. Left under the thumb of her hateful stepmother, Amber must fight for her freedom.
A golden-haired beauty, Amber is desired by all who see her, including a handsome matador and a dashing and passionate American. Torn between the two men, Amber finds herself a prize to be fought over. In order to win her freedom, she must choose her destiny, and embrace the fiery desire of true love.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published by Avon Books in September 1983.
For April Jennings, betrayal by her own blood leads to the love of a lifetime.
After her father’s death at the start of the Civil War, April Jennings is stripped of her inheritance by her spiteful twin, and sent to a strict convent in the Georgia Mountains. But on the way to the convent, her captors agree to a horse race with dashing rogue Rance Taggart…and April is the prize. He wins easily, and April becomes his. And despite her anger and rage towards Rance, she finds her heart cannot resist the desire and love that smolder within.
Refusing to accept her fate, a stubborn April braves bloody battlefields, imprisonments, and defies her own heart in order to reclaim her birthright from her perfidious twin. And all the while she struggles against the knowledge that Rance, more than anything else, is where her destiny is leading her.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published by Avon Books in July 1981.
Nothing—not the wild west, kidnapping, enslavement, or mutual enemies—can keep them apart.
Though Julie Marshall and blockade runner Captain Derek Arnhardt avowed their love in Souls Aflame, fickle fate cruelly tore them apart before they could be wed.
Brought together again on a wagon train heading West, Julie is astonished to learn that Derek is the wagon master leading the expedition.
Their love renewed, they plan to marry when the wagon train reaches its destination in Arizona, but once more fate has other plans. When the wagon train is attacked by Indians, Derek is captured and Julie is kidnapped by the sinister gun runner.
Unable to live without each other, Julie and Derek brave capture, torture, and the very untamed land that stands between them and their happily ever after.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in November 1984 by Avon Books.
Shipwrecked on the rocky shores of romance…
Julie Marshall’s brother has been labeled a traitor to the South. Unable to stay, she must now leave her beloved home, Rose Hill, and board the Ariane, a blockade-running frigate sailing for London, in order to save the family home. On route, she is shipwrecked on an island in the Gulf with handsome Captain Derek Arnhardt.
After finding a love and passion unlike anything she has ever known, Julie and Derek are soon torn apart when they are rescued and Julie must leave to search for her missing brother. Plunged into a world of intrigue and darkness, Julie prays that she and Derek can be reunited and rediscover the love that once set their souls aflame.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published by HarperCollins in July 1996.
The incredible final book in the Coltrane Saga journeys to revolution-torn Russia, where love and danger go hand-in-hand.
Marilee Coltrane embarks on a long journey from Spain to Russia, determined to reclaim her heritage, both as a Coltrane and an adopted member of the imperial family. However, she finds herself in extreme danger when the centuries-old dynasty of the Czar begins to collapse, and revolutionaries take her prisoner, intending to hold her for ransom.
Unknown to Marilee, handsome, strong-willed Cord Brandt has secretly vowed that no harm will come to the woman he fell in love with on sight. But even after he confesses his true identity as a counterspy, Marilee doesn’t trust him, despite how he turns her blood to fire with just a touch.
In a Russia aflame with chaos and rebellion, Marilee summons the tenacious strength of her Coltrane blood for the will to survive bloodthirsty revolutionaries and the love of a determined man.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in January 1991 by Avon Books.
From the glory of Spanish haciendas to the thrilling excitement of New York and the shadowy streets of Morocco, true love knows no bounds.
Beautiful Kit Coltrane has a fiery spirit to match her flame-red hair. No matter that her father is the U.S. Ambassador to Spain, Kit has no interest in all the fancy balls and dinner parties that go with his position.
It is at an embassy ball that wealthy rancher Kurt Tanner is smitten by the feisty beauty. A handsome, debonair man of the world, Kurt is used to being able to have his way with any woman he chooses, and Kit’s aloofness only makes him all the more determined to possess her.
When the stubborn Kit is kidnapped and taken to Tangiers to be sold into white slavery, it is up to Kurt to try and save her and prove to her once and for all that she is the perfect woman—and spitfire—for him.
This Retro Romance Reprint was originally published in September 1989 by Avon Books.
Neither shipwreck, amnesia, kidnapping nor deception can keep these star-crossed lovers apart!
When Colt Coltrane meets Russian prima ballerina Jade O'Bannon it is a case of love at first sight. But tragedy strikes when, on a voyage to America, a raging storm wrecks their ship, and Jade sees Colt swept overboard. Rescued from certain death by wealthy businessman Bryan Stevens, Jade slowly allows herself to think she might begin to love him. The only thing holding her back is the belief that Colt might actually be alive.
Then at a glittering ball, Jade is jolted by the sight of Colt. When it appears he does not recognize her, she thinks he is pretending due to each of them being married to someone else. But then she discovers he suffers from amnesia due to the blow to his head when he fell overboard.
Jade knows she cannot just announce the truth to Colt, that it will take time to ease into the reality of their situation. But, as when they first met, the two are inexplicably drawn together and fall helplessly into each other's arms…and in love. Too bad Bryan is willing to do anything to keep what he believes is his—Jade.
This book was originally published by Avon Books in September, 1988.
From glittering salons in France to the sumptuous world of the Russian Empire, their love knows no boundaries.
Raised by a cruel aunt after her mother’s death, Dani Coltrane is thrilled to be reunited with her father, Travis, and his wife, Kitty, amongst the glittering lights of Paris. But when a surprise inheritance from her mother’s family leads Dani to a hidden cache of art, little does she know that the valuable art holds an even bigger secret—the location of a priceless Faberge egg. Unfortunately for Dani, many would kill to possess this treasure.
Russian nobleman Drakar is on a mission to restore his family name. Banished from the courts of Imperial Russia, he knows that if he can only find the location of the egg, all will be restored. But one look at the beautiful Dani Coltrane and his priorities change.
Unwilling to give up her hard-fought freedom to any man, Dani simply cannot resist the intense passion she finds with Drakar. And Drakar soon realizes that the greatest treasure of them all is the fiery woman in his arms.
This book was originally published in October 1987 by Avon Books.
The bestselling Coltrane saga continues with Travis and Kitty’s son, Colt.
Colt’s long-lost half-sister Dani was raised somewhere in Europe, and he hasn’t seen her in fourteen years. But now he has to find her in order to learn what she plans to do with her share of the family fortune. Too bad the evil and conniving Gavin Mason has found someone to impersonate Dani so he can get his hands on the money.
Briana de Paul is willing to go along with the ruse because she needs help for her ailing brother. But it is forbidden love at first sight between Colt and Briana, as he struggles to keep his desire under control. However, one moon-swept night, they yield to their passion, and Briana is forced to admit how she tricked him into believing they were kin.
On a quest to find the real Dani before Mason can, Colt and Briana are swept from the rugged deserts of Nevada to forbidden Parisian nights, from the wintry Alps to magnificent Monaco mansions, where they suffer untold danger and incredible intrigue as they fight for a love that no man can destroy.
This book was originally published by Avon Books in September 1986.
As the Civil War rages on, Kitty Wright must fight to keep her child-and her love-alive.
Kitty Wright finds herself alone in the smoldering ashes of the Civil War. Her beloved father has been killed, along with the man she was once engaged to, and fate has sent Travis Coltrane, the Yankee cavalry officer whom she truly loves, marching on with General Sherman's troops.
Unbeknownst to Travis, Kitty gives birth to his son. Struggling to survive, she marries carpetbagger Corey McRae, grateful when he saves her from a mob of angry neighbors. But her life soon becomes a a living hell as he forces her to endure his depraved lust.
Kitty's indomitable spirit and love for her child keep her fighting for the day when Travis will return to her. But when he does, he is angry she has married and thinks her child is McRae's. And once again, Kitty must fight for the two greatest loves in her life.
This is a Retro Romance reprint and was originally published by Avon Books in April 1982.
Warning: This book accurately depicts the horrors of the Civil War, including graphic battlefield scenes, wounds, and trauma.
A tale of sizzling passion in a world consumed by the Civil War.
Beautiful and spirited Southerner Kitty Wright is torn between Rebel Nathan Collins and Yankee Travis Coltrane, the dashing Cavalry officer who can melt her heart with desire while sending fury coursing through her veins.
As war erupts, Kitty is abducted and ravished by a war-crazed Rebel. Rescued by Yankees, she is held captive and thrust into the battlefields to help tend the wounded. But from the first moment Travis Coltrane ignites-and satiates-the wild, raw desire in her that she never knew existed, she realizes her heart is imprisoned as well as her body.
Hating Travis for his Yankee loyalty, while loving him despite their different worlds, Kitty struggles with her guilt over Nathan, the Rebel to whom she is promised.all while struggling to survive as the world explodes around them all.
Warning: This sweeping Civil War saga features accurate and graphic descriptions of battlefield wounds, nursing, and the brutality of war.