Author: Virginia Kantra

New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra is the author of more than twenty-five books of contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. Her stories have earned numerous awards including Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, eight RITA nominations, and two National Readers' Choice Awards. Her work includes the popular Children of the Sea series and, in e-book format, the Sweet Home, Carolina (The MacNeills) stories.

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Carolina Dreaming - A Dare Island Novel, #5

Carolina Dreaming
  • Number: 9780425269701
  • Release: 2016-02-02
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley
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When it comes to love, anything can happen on Dare Island—especially in this latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra.

After escaping a disastrous marriage, bakery owner Jane Clark has convinced herself that she has everything she needs—her precious son, a thriving business, and a roof over her head. But the arrival of a handsome stranger on the island shows her exactly what she’s been missing...   

The only home Gabe Murphy ever had was the Marine Corps. He's working hard to rebuild his life. It will take a special place, and a special woman, to make him want to stay.

Now Gabe is determined to prove that he's worthy of Jane’s trust—and her love. But when her past reappears, that trust will be tested, and Jane and Gabe will have to fight hard to hold onto their love and make their dreams a reality...


Ask Me Why

Ask Me Why
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780515155389
  • Release: 2015-07-07
  • Authors: Jodi Thomas, Virginia Kantra, Marie Force, Shirley Jump
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Jove
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New novellas in the Green Mountain, Harmony, Southern Belle Book Club, and Dare Island series!

From four contemporary romance stars, stories filled with first kisses, first dances, and happily-ever-afters…

You’ll Be Mine by Marie Force: Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are finally ready to tie the knot—as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don’t get in the way.

Midnight Bet by Jodi Thomas: When cousins Rick and Lizzy Matheson of Harmony, Texas, wind up on the wrong side of an attempted shooting, they know they’re in deep. Still, the biggest danger is losing their hearts—Rick to an old flame and Lizzy to an old friend she’d never noticed before…

Wrapped Around Your Finger by Shirley Jump: Maggie McBride is just one of the guys in the hard-knocks world of construction. Until she’s dared to ask Nick Patterson to a wedding, enticing her to knock down some walls—and risk falling in love.

Carolina Heart by Virginia Kantra: Determined to leave her wild past behind, Cynthie Lodge is forging a new life for herself and her daughters—one that’s man-free and drama-free. But when her high school crush shows up on Dare Island, he’s determined to make her break her rules…


Carolina Blues - Dare Island, #4

Carolina Blues
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425269695
  • Release: 2014-10-07
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Jack Rossi is Dare Island’s new police chief. The laid-back North Carolina community is just what he needs to recover from a rocky marriage and a big-city police department.  He’s learned his lesson: no more high-profile women or high-pressure jobs. The last thing he wants is an unconventional alt girl rocking his world.

Grad student Lauren Patterson made headlines when she kept a bank robbery from going bad.  She’s fled to Dare Island to clear her head and focus on writing her story. However, sexy Jack Rossi is a distraction that’s too hot to ignore, and it’s igniting an affair too combustible to resist?or quit.

But when their pasts come looking for them, Jack and Lauren find themselves fighting for the future they deserve, whatever the price.


Carolina Man - Dare Island, #3

Carolina Man
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425268872
  • Release: 2014-03-04
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island

Steady Matt, the son who stayed

Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back

And warrior Luke, the Marine who never expected to return.

A heartwarming new novel in New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra’s beloved series about family ties, second chances, and the power of love?

Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty?first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan.

Former military brat Kate knows Marines can make lousy fathers...and she's got the scars to prove it. Giving her heart to a man who's bent on leaving seems one sure way to have it broken.

Now, no matter what it takes, Luke must prove to Kate and to his daughter that Semper Fi is more than a motto?and to himself that there’s more than one way to be a hero.


Carolina Girl - Dare Island, #2

Carolina Girl
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425251225
  • Release: 2013-06-04
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island

Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back

Steady Matt, the son who stayed

And rebel Luke, the Marine who thought he’d never return

Meg Fletcher spent her childhood dreaming of escaping Dare Island?her family’s home for generations. So after she landed a high-powered job in New York City, she left and never looked back. But when she loses both her job and the support of her long-term, live-in boyfriend, she returns home to lick her wounds and reevaluate her life.

Helping out her parents at the family inn, she can’t avoid the reminders of the past she’d rather forget?especially charming and successful Sam Grady, her brother's best friend. Their one disastrous night of teenage passion should have forever killed their childhood attraction, but Sam seems determined to reignite those long-buried embers. As Meg discovers the man he’s become, she’s tempted to open her vulnerable heart to him. But she has no intention of staying on Dare Island?no matter how seductive Sam’s embrace might be


Carolina Home - Dare Island, #1

Carolina Home
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0073XV0Q0
  • Release: 2012-07-03
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Virginia Kantra's breathtaking new series about family ties, second chances, the strength of community, and the power of love...

Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island

Steady Matt, the son who stayed

Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back

And rebel Luke, the Marine who thought he'd never return...

Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times-its traditions slipping away like the sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love.

Newcomer Allison Carter came to Dare Island to escape the emotional demands of her wealthy family. The young teacher aims to build a life here, to make a lasting place for herself. She doesn't want to be another in the long line of Women Who Once Dated Matt Fletcher. It's both tempting and dangerous to believe she can be something more.

Then Matt's brother Luke makes a sudden return home, with a child of his own-and a request that will change all their lives. With a child's welfare at stake, Matt must turn to Allison to teach him to let go of the past, open his eyes...and follow his heart.


Tied With a Bow

Tied With a Bow
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425243299
  • Release: 2011-11-01
  • Authors: Eileen Wilks, Lora Leigh, Virginia Kantra, Kimberly Frost
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh features the Breeds in her story. (A Novel of the Breeds, #25)

New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra brings a haunting tale of a fallen angel.

USA Today bestselling author Eileen Wilks returns to the shapeshifting Lupi for another magical tale.

National bestselling author Kimberly Frost introduces a new paronormal world of muses and vampires.


Forgotten Sea - Children of the Sea, #5

Forgotten Sea
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425241837
  • Release: 2011-06-07
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Fallen angel Lara Rho is desperate to prove herself a seeker by rescuing the restless sailor Justin Miller. He's no angel, but she is irresistibly drawn to him-and is soon drawn into an adventure of danger and discovery.


Burning Up

Burning Up
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425235959
  • Release: 2010-08-03
  • Authors: Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Bring these four authors together and it's sure to ignite a spark...

Angela Knight pairs a vampire warrior and his seductive captor in a battle against demonic predators.

Nalini Singh returns to the world of her Psy-Changeling series as a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector-and lover.

Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in her story of a wounded soldier rescued by an enigmatic young woman.

Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series about a woman who strikes a provocative-and terrifying-bargain for freedom.


Immortal Sea - Children of the Sea Series #4

Immortal Sea
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425237472
  • Release: 09/07/2010
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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From a chance encounter…
 
Morgan of the finfolk does not normally waste his attention on humankind, but while in Copenhagen, he meets a young woman who captures his interest-if only for a night. On sojourn in Europe before starting medical school, Elizabeth is intelligent, attractive…and eager for a little adventure...
 
A memory kept…
 
Sixteen years later, Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez is called to the island of World's End to become its only doctor. There, she hopes to reconnect with her troubled son Zack, who has become withdrawn since her husband's death. She has no idea that World's End will also reconnect her with Morgan…
 
And a future about to be born…
 
From the moment Morgan lays his eyes on young Zack, he suspects the boy is finfolk-and his own son. As he and Liz clash over Zack's fate, they discover their desire is as strong as ever. But proud Morgan's loyalty has always been the sea, while Liz's responsibilities lie on land. Will their reignited passion be enough to bring them together? Or will their secrets force them apart?


Sea Lord - Children of the Sea Ser. - book 3

Sea Lord
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425226360
  • Release: 5/5/2009
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Three hot authors with three tales of hunky heroes, sand, sun, and surf.

Prince of the part- human, part-seal Selkies, Conn faces a threat to his kind. So he follows his haunting visions to a woman miles away—a woman whose love could save him, or prove to be his downfall.

 


Sea Fever - Book 2

Sea Fever
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425222973
  • Release: August 5th, 2008
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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When the last available bachelor on World's End island marries someone else, working mom Regina Barrone realizes that the love she yearns for isn't just going to appear by magic... Dylan Hunter has returned to land for his brother's wedding, but he is troubled. Years ago, he chose his life as a selkie—an immortal being of the sea—over the fragile and treacherous emotions of humanity... But Neither Regina nor Dylan foresee the future, where only love can save them—and the world.


Sea Witch - Children of the Sea - Book 1

Sea Witch
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0016H97BE
  • Release: July 1, 2008
  • Author: Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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SEA WITCH Caleb's story Her spell cannot be broken... From the water… For years, Margred has gone without the touch of another. Now, her need has driven her beyond her world to sate her desire. For she is a Selkie-a legendary being of the sea, able to shapeshift into seductive human form. Finally, she has found the one man she wants… From the land… A burned out veteran of big city streets, Caleb Hunter was only too happy to take a job as police chief on the peaceful Maine island of World's End. Nothing ever happens in this tiny community bounded by the sea. Until he meets a woman who's everything he's ever dreamed of. And more… To each other… Their passion is undeniable. Irresistible. But when a murderer begins targeting women in World's End, Caleb must face the terrible possibility that the killings are somehow connected to the mysterious Margred - and that the power of their love may change the fate of human kind …


Shifter - Anthology

Shifter
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425220351
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Virginia Kantra
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Berkley
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WHEN IT COMES TO SHAPESHIFTING PARANORMAL ROMANCE, WHO CAN RESIST...

New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight, USA Today bestselling author Lora Leigh (A Novel of the Breeds, #15), and national bestselling authors Alyssa Day and Virginia Kantra?

Whether transforming under a blue moon or prowling the streets, the shifters come alive to fulfill the wildest of fantasies in this seductive anthology by four masters of paranormal romance.