Whitehorse Montana Corbetts
A woman in trouble was like the call of a
siren for any of the Corbett boys. And while Dede Chamberlain was in big
trouble, she was off-limits to Lantry Corbett. But Dede was desperate
and didn't have time to be levelheaded like Lantry. She needed his help
and she'd get it at gunpoint if she had to.
With a wild Montana blizzard bearing down, they set out…only to make it
as far as a deserted cabin. Cloistered away as the snow swirls outside,
Dede finds the protection she needs in Lantry's strong arms. But with a
killer and the law after them, Lantry will need a heapin' portion of
Christmas blessings and the help of the whole Corbett clan to mete out
justice in Whitehorse before it's too late.
|Despite his dark past and
dangerous edge, Jordan Taylor fell for the helpless infant left on his
Texas doorstep with a frantic plea for help. The millionaire security
agent had built a fortress around baby Gus…or so he thought until Kinley
Ford showed up at Christmas fourteen months later.
Kinley wanted only to see her son; instead she'd led the killers on her
heels straight to Gus. Killers who wouldn't hesitate to use him as the
ultimate pawn. Kinley got to Jordan's heart, and after a lifetime of
loss, he vowed to sacrifice everything to protect his surrogate son and
the woman who'd ensnared him. Everything. Even his life.
The Sharpshooter's Secret Son
Black Hills Brotherhood
As one of the premier sharpshooters in the
world, Deke Cunningham never missed his mark. Only the onetime love of
his life, Mindy, could knock him off target. And she just gave him the
shock of his life: she's carrying his baby!
Now they are being tracked and hunted by the man they can only presume
to be the infamous criminal Novus Ordo. Survival has to be their first
priority. Mindy had been drawn to Deke the bad boy, but it's the good
man--the protector, the father-to-be--that she needs by her side. A
modern-day warrior to watch over her and her baby. Their baby… Now Deke
has been given a second chance to get his family in order--and keep them
To All a
"Can You Hand Me the Tape?" by HelenKay
Natalie Pritchard is desperate. It's a week before Christmas and she's
lost the naughty tape she made for her now-ex-boyfriend. She's so
desperate, in fact, that she'll turn to her nemesis Spencer Donovan for
help. The sexy criminal defense attorney would be only too happy to
assist-but can Natalie afford his price?
|"It's Hotter At Christmas"
by HelenKay Dimon
Hawaii's no paradise for Marissa, who, thanks to a series of unfortunate
events, can't seem to get away from the sand to enjoy her Christmas East
Coast style--with plenty of snow and slush. But tall, dark, and serious
police officer Ted's about to give this bad Santa in heels a Mele
Kalikimaka she'll never forget.
Holding Out For A Hero
|Deana Armstrong needs a
hero-not for herself, but for the nephew all her money and time can't
seem to get out of jail. Unfortunately, the best hero in all the
Hawaiian Islands is set on turning in his badge and getting his
excellent butt into another line of work. If that wasn't enough, Josh
Windsor also has a big-time grudge against Deana herself. But if there's
anything being rich, smart, and stubborn has taught Deana, it's never to
settle for second best.
Josh has had it with saving people. He's had it with getting hauled into
court. And boy, has he ever had it with Deana. Or well, he hasn't had
it. Yet. But the more she pops up sounding infuriating and looking good
enough to eat, the more her hot bod and her cold case wriggle into his
mind. And there's only so much even a hero can resist.
Slave to a fearsome master, Kenna has come to our
universe to prepare for an invasion. Rescued by werewolf Talon Marshall, she
bonds with him and longs to tell him her terrible secret. But every time she
tries to speak of her mission, a lightning bolt of pain stops her words.
Desperately, she searches for a way to bare her soul to Talon, praying he and
the Marshall family can help her stop the destruction of our civilization.
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Question of the Month
2009 marks Harlequin's
60th anniversary--and Intrigue's 25th! This year, our newsletter
questions will celebrate all that's suspenseful and wonderful about
What are your favorite Intrigue
storylines or story themes that you’ve written? What do you, as an
author, think works well when it comes to plotting an Intrigue
story? And, what intriguing storylines/themes do you have coming up
in the future?
B.J. Daniels: My favorite
storyline for Intrigue? Old murder mysteries. I love them in other
suspense books I read as well and I like to write them. As for my
own stories, I try to mix it up as much as possible. My goal is always
to keep readers from knowing whodunit if possible. Heck, most of the
time I don't even know until I'm almost through with the book. I love
that moment of realization. It gives me goose bumps. I
do this by giving all the suspects motive and opportunity. I have a very
suspicious mind. All the time I'm writing, I'm wondering who did it and
why. Not the reason I suspect usually. That's what makes writing
Intrigues so fun for me.
I'm very excited about my upcoming Whitehorse: The Winchesters
six-book mini series that begins in April. I love the very dysfunctional
Winchester family and the mysteries that surround them beginning with
McCall Winchester. Of course there will be several old murder mysteries
-- but with a twist. I can hardly wait!
Mallory Kane: Another hard question!
I have so many favorite storylines. Lawmen, reunion, bodyguard, forced
proximity. What I've been doing, and something that I think works very
well for Intrigue, is to combine more than one storyline or theme in one
book. I really enjoy that, and I believe each one adds an extra layer of
intrigue to the story.
For instance, all three of my Black Hills Brotherhood books have
that layered storyline. His Best Friend's Baby is a
reunion story, a mountain rescue story and a kidnapped baby story.
The Sharpshooter's Secret Son (available now) contains
reunion, pregnant heroine and on the run. The third book, The
Colonel's Widow? (Nov 09) is reunion, kidnapping,
hero-thought-dead and international intrigue. Apparently, I think the
more the better. :)
Julie Miller: One of the things that
works really well when it comes to creating a story for Intrigue is to
take a traditional, tried-and-true story line (hero in uniform, amnesia,
cowboy, secret baby, etc.) and give it a fresh, suspenseful twist. So
those storylines you’ve always loved to read will work here. The trick
is the make the suspense an integral part of the plot, not just the
Probably my favorite story theme is the Beauty & the Beast tale, where a
tortured, scarred-up hero who is difficult to love or even approach on
the outside is hiding a true prince inside--and it takes that one special
woman to break the curse life has thrust upon him by seeing the heart of
the beast and recognizing him for the honorable hero he is. Her love
saves him. Sigh. It’s a theme that shows up in my December 09 book,
Beauty and the Badge. I give the traditional storyline an
“Intrigue”ing twist by making my gruff, scarred, less-than-handsome hero
a major case squad detective, and the “beauty” the spunky girl next door
who stumbles upon murder, cover-ups and conspiracy at the company where
she works. He may not make a friendly first impression, but she quickly
learns there’s no one she can turn to who’ll protect her better when
danger threatens, or love her more deeply than this “beast” of a cop.
The story features reader favorite, Detective Kevin Grove. Watch how my
heroine transforms this big, bad terse cop into the hero of her dreams.
One of my favorite Intrigue story lines is the women in jeopardy,
especially when I have a cowboy to the rescue. In addition I have loved
writing the Special Ops, Texas series which focuses on heroes who
were former Navy Seals-the soul of a warrior, the heart of a cowboy.
Cowboy to the Core which came out in August of this year is a
story like that. The heroine, a secret medium, finds herself in extreme
danger when she sees a woman killed by a knight in armor while she is
wearing an Elizabethan ball gown. The trance becomes real when the
heroine attends a friend's wedding at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
The hero is a sexy former Navy SEAL who sees she's in danger and
insinuates himself into the situation. The attraction is immediate and
My November release, Bravo Tango Cowboy, incorporates
several themes including an abduction. The heroine's daughter was
kidnapped while at the zoo with her single mother two years ago. Neither
the FBI nor the police have gotten anywhere in their search. But when
the hunky Navy SEAL hero comes on the scene, he tells her that he will
find out what happened to her daughter and he does exactly what he says.
After all he is a Navy SEAL. It is a very sensual, heartwarming story.
Romantic Times gave it 4 1/2 stars and named it a Top Pick for November.
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Smoking Six Guns
White Horse, Montana: The Corbetts
An Unexpected Clue
Kenner County Crime Unit
His Best Friend's
Harlequin Intrigue Black Hills
Trusting a Stranger
by Kerry Connor
by Elle James
Widow? by Mallory Kane
Cowboy by Joanna Wayne
- His Secret Christmas Baby
by Rita Herron
- For Better or Worse by
- Beauty and the Badge by
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introduces NovelTalk on the Air, a new series of weekly podcasts that features
excerpts from upcoming books from NovelTalk authors.
Listen to the podcasts
here. Or search for
NovelTalk on iTunes.
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HelenKay Dimon's novella "It's Hotter At
Christmas" (from the anthology Kissing Santa Claus) has been
named a "Red Hot Read" by Cosmo magazine and will be excerpted in its December
'09 issue. Also, look for more Harlequin Intrigues from HelenKay.
She has agreed to a multiple book deal, including a four book mini-series to be
released in early 2011.
Sylvie Kurtz congratulates Carol Bowen of
Texas. She was the September winner of a signed copy of Honor of a Hunter
and a mini water garden.
Julie Miller sends congratulations to the
winners of her Summer Book GiveAway Contest--Intrigues all round for everyone!
Thanks to everyone who entered and for all the birthday wishes and wonderful
comments to help celebrate Harlequin Intrigue's 25th year!
Michele Smith--Ontario, Canada
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Julie Miller and Sherry James, will be
speaking at the
Romance Writers monthly meeting in Des Moines, IA. The two working moms
will be presenting their writing productivity workshop, "Kiss the Frog."
and Special Offers
To celebrate the Hawaii setting of her upcoming
release, Holding Out For A Hero, HelenKay Dimon is giving
away framed professional photographs of beautiful Kauai landscapes. See
HelenKay's website for
details. Contest ends Oct 31.
Mallory Kane is holding a Black Hills Gold
contest to celebrate the release of her Black Hills Brotherhood Trilogy,
starting in September of 2009. She'll be giving away two Black Hills Gold
pendants and a stunning set of Onyx, sterling and Black Hills Gold earrings. See
her contest page for
details. Contest ends Nov 30.
Win a signed copy of Pride of a Hunter and a picture
frame. Visit her
for more details. Contest ends Oct 25.
Dana Marton is giving away free books in a
number of contests on her web site. She
is also holding a dog beauty contest so make sure you stop by and enter your
Miller's Autumn Book GiveAway Contest now for a chance to win a
signed early-bird copy of her December Intrigue, Beauty and
the Badge. To enter, simply send me an
e-mail with your name and
mailing address, and tell me what YOUR favorite fairy tale or
storyline is for a romance or romantic suspense book. For example,
Jane Doe, 123 Fourth St., Somewhere, USA 00000. I love Beauty & the
Beast/Cinderella/Plain Janes/amnesia stories/men in
uniform/cowboys/etc. The deadline to enter is October 23rd. For more
details, visit her
|On October 11, 2009,
Rebecca York will hold a random drawing to select the winner
from among the readers who have entered her Summer Contest by
October 10 and have also subscribed to her Newsletter. Please,
please be sure you are a subscriber to her Newsletter BEFORE you
enter any of her Contests. Being able to enter her Contests is a
benefit of being a Newsletter subscriber. Go to her
contest page to
The winner will receive autographed copies of Killing Moon
and Edge of the Moon--also a Wolf hand puppet and
the "magic wand" featured in Edge of the Moon.
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