Saturday, December 14, 2013


by Lena Diaz

 It's a case of taken identity in Lena Diaz's UNDERCOVER TWIN!

DEA agent Nick Morgan had no choice but to break up with the love of his life, Heather Bannon. He knew that if he was seen anywhere near the gorgeous P.I., he could kiss his career goodbye. But when Heather's twin is abducted, Nick reconsiders his priorities.

As Nick leads Heather on a dangerous undercover mission to rescue her sister and topple an elusive drug lord, he knows he was wrong to end their relationship. Working side by side, Nick realizes his love for her is as strong as ever, and he'll risk his life to prove it. Having Heather pose as her twin—down to her tattoos—could be genius…or a fatal mistake.

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December 2013

ISBN: 9780373697335 (#1466)

Friday, December 13, 2013


by Robin Perini

In Robin Perini's THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY, two things have been stolen from Raven: her memories…and her baby

CIA agent Daniel Adams, once a prisoner of war, is a loner out of necessity. But rescuing an amnesiac woman left buried alive bonds them in ways neither can resist. All "Raven" knows is that her baby is in danger. All Daniel can focus on is finding the missing child—and protecting Raven every step of the way.

Her memories are lost and his are scarred from the damages of war. But as they depend on each other for survival in the rugged west Texas mountains, the pieces of their broken pasts start to come together. Now all they have is the risky hope of a future together as they confront the threat that can destroy them both.

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December 2013
ISBN: 9780373697328 (#1465)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Marshall Field’s Christmas Memories

Last year, Entangled Publishing offered my two related holiday romantic suspense novels, HOLIDAY IN CRIMSON and NIGHTMARE IN CRIMSON, sold separately. Both were substantially revised Intrigue backlist novels. This year, they are being offered together as CRIMSON DUET at a great discount.

As a child, I lived in the Chicago suburbs. I didn’t know much about the big city, nearly twenty miles away, except that I looked forward to Christmas, when Mom took me downtown to see the iconic Marshall Field’s windows on State Street. When writing my holiday romantic mysteries, I wanted to use a department store like the one I loved as a child. I wanted to involve the Christmas windows. And I wanted the murder victim to be Santa Claus. As a matter of fact I killed him twice!

In Holiday in Crimson...
Westbrook Department Store’s Christmas party wasn’t that wild--but Santa ended up dead and now window designer Shelby Corbin suddenly finds herself the prime suspect in his murder.  CEO Rand McNabb's romantic attentions both thrill her and frighten her. Is Westbrook’s impossibly sexy co-owner really helping Shelby search for the truth about that fatal night?  Shelby wonders if Rand has a deadlier motive for courting the only possible witness to the crime...

In Nightmare in Crimson...
Last holiday, Pippa McNabb's faithless husband was found murdered in a Santa suit after a Christmas party. Another year, another Christmas party, and another dead Santa – this time, run down by eight tiny reindeer and a sleigh. And now Pippa is the prime suspect. Sexy sleigh driver Sky Thornton seems intent on helping her, but is the man who knows too much about her really trying to clear her name, or is he trying to frame her for a murder he committed?

I enjoyed creating these intricately plotted (and connected) romantic mysteries.

Marshall Field's is long gone, but for a look at my inspiration, go here:
Marshall Field’s Christmas Memories

Happy holiday memories to all our readers.


Twitter: @Prosemoor

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Miniseries: The Delancey Dynasty

Deception turns deadly in Mallory Kane's DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS

New Orleans detective Ethan Delancey has a mission to solve a senator's murder. Putting Laney Montgomery—the sole witness, who now has a cold-blooded killer on her heels—under his protection? Pure instinct. Every hour pushes her deeper into danger. The only way to ensure her safety—and capture a criminal—is to keep her close.

Neither expects the flare of desire that pushes them over the line between professional and personal. Even as Laney's secrets start to unravel, Ethan is driven to watch over her despite the rules of his job and the threat against them. Together, they're on the verge of discovering every dirty detail of the truth…unless an unknown murderer finds them first.

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December 2013

ISBN: 9780373697311 (#1464)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Harlequin Community 

Tuesday you'll find many of your favorite Intrigue Authors stopping by to say hello.

Hope you'll join us.

Monday, December 9, 2013


Authors & Giveaways a Plenty

Join us at Facebook Monday December 9th for our Holiday Celebration. Lots of giveaways throughout the day and everyone leaving a comment is eligible for our TWO $50 Gift Cards.


10:00 AM Barb Han  2 copies Rancher Rescue

11:00 AM Adrienne Giordano digital copy of RISKING TRUST
bullet earrings
NOON Julie Miller  Precinct: Task force books
1:00 Delores  books
2:00 Elle James  backlist books
3:00 Cindi Myers  Rocky Mountain Revenge
4:00 Aimee Thurlo 3 H.I.'s our Copper Canyon series
5:00 B.J. Daniels 3 Christmas at Cardwell Ranch books and/or 3 HQN books
6:00 Lena Diaz  The Marshal's Witness
Explosive Attraction 
Undercover Twin
Tennessee Takedown
7:00 Joanna Wayne  3 copies of Unrepentant Cowboy
8:00 Elizabeth Heiter  ARC copy of HUNTED
9:00 Janie Crouch
10:00 Carol Ericson   2 copies Trap, Secure and Catch, Release
Angi Morgan The Marine's Last Defense
Cowboy Boot Earrings
Robin Perini Cradle Conspiracy
$25.00 Gift Card
$25 Wounded Warriors Donation
GRAND PRIZE:  $50.00 Gift Card
$50.00 Gift Card

Sunday, December 8, 2013


by Rita Herron

 In Rita Herron's COLD CASE AT CAMDEN CROSSING, the old saying is true: The smaller the town, the bigger the secrets.

People in town believe Tawny-Lynn Boulder is the only reason the Camden Cross case went unsolved. She survived the bus accident that left several dead and two missing, but the severe trauma left her with amnesia.

So when she returns to her family's ranch after seven years, Sherrif Chaz Camden presses her to help locate the girls who were never found—including his own sister. But someone in town is threatening to kill Tawny-Lynn to keep the case closed. Now she must trust that the sexy sheriff she once loved will protect her and show this murderer that in Camden, accidents don't happen…justice does.

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December 2013
ISBN: 9780373697304 (#1463)

Saturday, December 7, 2013


The Precinct: Task Force

His star witness receives threats instead of Christmas cards in USA TODAY Bestselling Author Julie Miller's latest release

As the lone surviving victim who can put her attacker away in prison, heiress Bailey Austin becomes the key to the D.A.'s case against a notorious criminal. As lead detective, Spencer Montgomery must prep her for trial. But he becomes her personal protector when she starts receiving terrifying "gifts" meant to scare her away from testifying.

Spencer is a cop on the fast track to making captain one day, if he can keep his emotions in check. But as the stalker's threats escalate, he can't deny that Bailey has thawed his icy heart. Her courage touches him in ways no other woman has, and reminds him that she's more important to him than any investigation.

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December 2013

ISBN: 9780373697298 (#1462)

Friday, December 6, 2013


Miniseries: The Marshals of Maverick County

Her target is tall, dark…and dangerous, in USA TODAY Bestselling Author Delores Fossen's newest release

The armed and dangerous woman trespassing on federal marshal Declan O'Malley's Texas ranch isn't a killer. She's Eden Gray, and the P.I. is trailing trouble and unfinished business. He's the last person she wants to visit, but now a vengeful enemy is targeting them both.

Eden's orders were very clear: kill Declan, or her sisters die. Sworn to find out who's after her and why, she's forced to team up with the devastatingly attractive lawman.

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December 2013
ISBN: 9780373697281 (#1461)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What's your Favorite Holiday Song?

what song was their favorite holiday song and share the YouTube versions.

I have two absolutely favorite songs to listen to at Christmas (but I love Christmas music…traditional and modern). The first is Linus & Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas: 
AND I adore the Christmas Can Can by Straight No Chaser:
Linus & Lucy reminds me of childhood…the anticipation of seeing the Charlie Brown specials (no VCR, DVDs, YouTube, etc….). And my sister-in-law introduced me to Straight No Chaser. They are amazing. But the Christmas Can Can reminds me to celebrate and laugh. I also admire the success of these young men. Their story is amazing. To all my friends…Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza and Happy Hanukkah!
I absolutely love Il Volo. These men have the most dynamic voices. We all have books that are special to us. Homespun Christmas is the perfect feel good story, as one Amazon reviewer said.
My grandmother taught me all about knitting and crocheting and it led to a lifelong passion. I've won first, second and third places at our New Mexico State Fair with my pieces, and one day my love for homespun gifts sparked the idea that became Homespun Christmas!
Homespun Christmas is a story about the will to succeed - even when the odds are against you. It's a book about working class Americans, the unsung heroes who make a real difference though you won't find them headlining the news. Here's a Christmas medley with wonderful images on YouTube:  
DUET IN CRIMSON December 2013
"Carol of the Bells" is a popular Christmas carol, composed by Mykola Leontovych with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky. The song is based on a folk chant known in Ukrainian as "Shchedryk."
I never knew this was something from my Ukranian heritage, but I always loved the strength of the music and the way it made me feel. I've been known to play it over and over and over... I picked a YouTube version I haven't heard/seen before but love and hope you will, too. 
HUNTED, Harlequin MIRA, January 2014
My favorite holiday music is probably Silent Night simply because it's beautiful.  I love to sing along to holiday music, and I particularly enjoy when there are strings in the background, probably because I used to play violin.
My debut suspense, HUNTED, from Harlequin MIRA, releases right around the holidays, on Dec. 31, 2013.  You can visit me on the web.
An RT Book Reviews Top Pick!
It's not Christmas for me until I watch WHITE CHRISTMAS and hear Bing Crosby sing the title song.  Although I love the spectacle of the finale scene where they sing it again with a big chorus, set and costumes, this plain, straightforward version is my favorite.  I like Bing Crosby's rendition in HOLIDAY INN, too--another holiday movie I'd highly recommend, even though it doesn't get the press of the 1956 movie.  I like this slightly melancholy, definitely hopeful version because it's Bing Crosby at his best.  He's one of those rare people whose singing feels effortless.  The song reminds me of family, too.  My mom and I watch it on DVD every year.  And, it's one of the few musicals my dad watched and enjoyed--probably because of the military storyline.  Now we've got the next generation of nieces/nephews and my son watching it with us.  WHITE CHRISTMAS is a relaxing holiday tradition at my house.
Rocky Mountain Revenge, February 2014
My favorite holiday music are hymns and carols. I've sung in choirs since I was old enough to stand up, so Christmas is always full of music for me. One of my favorites -- because it was my mother's favorite and it reminds me of her -- is "What Child Is This?" 

Monday, December 2, 2013

To-Do List

Is this time of year as busy for you as it is for me? Combine work and family with the holidays and end of the year activities, and December always seems to be a pretty hectic time for me.

Here are SOME of the things on my to-do list this month:

1.  Celebrate the release of my 50th book!  YULETIDE PROTECTOR is not only the thrilling conclusion to my Precinct: Task Force miniseries, but it's my 50th book overall.  I'm spending some time promoting and celebrating its release.  And, I'm thrilled to share that the book is going to be reviewed in LIBRARY JOURNAL this month.  So if you're a library supporter, please check it out.  And if you'd like to read an excerpt from the book, go to

RT BookReviews Top Pick!

2.  Many people do crafts or train for triathlons or do other things for hobbies. One of my favorite hobbies is working in our local community theater.  I've acted, directed, done makeup and costumes, worked on the backstage crew, played in the pit and more. This month, the Miller family is having a lot of fun with the play YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  Hubby is directing, son is playing Linus, and I'm Frieda, with the naturally curly hair (hmm... wonder how I got that part ;) The play goes up next week, so we've been busy rehearsing. Great music, good friends, lots of fun.

3.  Another thing hubby and I like to do is sing.  Our local community choir, City Singers, is having two holiday concerts this upcoming weekend.  Plus, we've shared the holiday spirit by caroling downtown after
Thanksgiving, and at a local grocery store, nursing homes and our local historical center, the Stuhr Museum.

4.  Decorate the house.  Hubby has got the outside done.  I'm in charge inside, which means...

5.  Clean the house.  Especially since my mother is joining us from Missouri for Christmas.  I don't know if my home will ever be perfectly spic 'n span, but I do like things neat and tidy before we add trees and ornaments and gifts.

6.  Write. Yes.  Amidst all this chaos, I'm still working.  It's the writer's life.  And I'm loving it.  Currently, I'm working on a holiday story (it doesn't often happen that one gets to write a story during the season when it actually takes place, so it's easy to get into the snowy, cold mood of the story--although, I certainly don't have chase scenes and murdered cops and a kidnapping on my holiday to-do list!)

7.  Plan my workshop for a conference where I'll be speaking in January.  (Omaha, Nebraska--Jan. 10-12) Oddly enough, it's called "Writing Amidst the Chaos"  Hmm...

8.  I invite all my readers and friends to join me for a couple of Intrigue events this month.  First, on Monday, Dec. 9, the Intrigue authors and I are holding an Intrigue event on our Facebook page.  There'll be authors to chat with, prizes to win and more.  You can find us at

9. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, it's Intrigue Day at  There'll be a dedicated Intrigue discussion with several authors coming and going throughout the day and evening, plus lots of prizes to give away (including a complete 6-book set of my Precinct: Task Force miniseries!).  It's Open House week all week at, featuring special events in all the lines.  If you haven't checked out the Harlequin community yet, please do.  It's easy and free to login and join, and you can mingle with authors, aspiring writers, publishing professionals and readers there.
Harlequin Enterprises 2013

10. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Good Kwanzaa, pleasant December and a Happy New Year!  And getting back to work on my to-do list...

So what's on your to-do list this time of year?  Share what's keeping you busy and we can root each other on with good thoughts of energy, patience and super time-management skills.  Tomorrow, I'll give away a
copy of YULETIDE PROTECTOR to one lucky poster.

Happy Holidays!
Julie Miller

Thursday, November 28, 2013



Being an author is hard work, but it's something that none of us can stop doing. Expecially with fans who touch us. Some fans become friends, some have been touched by our work. It's a special feeling to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us and your other favorite authors. You're the reason we keep doing writing. 

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My first novel won't be out until New Year's Eve, but like most authors, I LOVE to read, and I'm a fan of so many authors.  I actually became a fan of one of my favorite authors before she was even published.  I happened to take an online writing workshop with Allison Brennan maybe a year or so before her first book came out, and she posted a portion of what would be published as The Hunt.  I loved it so much that I emailed her and asked her to let me know when it got published, because I wanted to read the whole thing.  A year or two later, her first book came out and I've read every one since.

:) Best,
Elizabeth Heiter

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I not only appreciate my Intrigue readers, but many of them have become great friends. Since my first Intrigue, Deep in the Bayou, was released in 1994, I have met many of my readers personally and become on-line friends with far more. We have shared joyous occasions and sad moments, and more than a few times they have inspired me to keep writing.
One of my most memorable correspondence from a reader was a letter I received a few weeks after 9/11. Like many other Americans, I found it difficult to just go on with my life as usual after the tragedy. Then one wonderful reader wrote and shared her feelings with me. She explained how she’d cried all day and then that night had picked up one of my books. She’d become engrossed in the story and for a few hours she’d escaped into a world where goodness and love overcame evil. I cried when I read her letter and was thankful for the inspiration she gave me to get back to writing. I called her a few weeks later, when I could do so without crying. We had a wonderful phone visit.
Another reader named Ruth has become very special to me.  Her grandson stopped by my first booksigning and bought a book for his grandmother.  Ruth has bought every one of my books since that very first one. If she couldn’t find one, her grandson found it for her. At the time she lived in Chalmette, La, an area very hard hit by Katrina. Her grandson contacted me after that to say that she and her husband had literally lost everything in the hurricane.  Because my books had meant so much to her, he was trying to buy as many of them as he could find. Needless to say, I sent her signed copies of every one I had or could track down. Ruth is an amazing woman and though I’ve never met her personally, I consider her a very special friend.
Happy Thanksgiving, Intrigue readers. And thanks for all the wonderful letters and emails through the years. 
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My favorite fan story involves a reader whose daughter was in Security Forces school at an Air Force base. The daughter’s team was put on lock-down and to help pass the time she went into her mom’s iTunes account and read Risking Trust. She liked it so much that she told her friends and all five of them read my series.   When the daughter graduated, she mentioned that she would not have made it through school without my books to keep her going.

As an author, to know I helped someone in such a way is a gift and it’s one I’ll always be thankful for.

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I while back I got a letter from a woman telling me that her mother had died. She wrote because her mother had enjoyed my Intrigues so much that they were burying one of my books with her.

I was so honored and so choked up by the experience. It really brought home what our books can mean to readers. I am so thankful that our books form such wonderful connections between writers and readers.

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The on-line friendships I've made with Brenda, Ellen, Kaylee, Laura and so many other Intrigue fans has been fantastic. I've had some really great fans write to me about each book and I appreciate each and every one.

Today, I'm especially thankful for my biggest and oldest daughter, Kourtney. Earlier this summer she had a cancer scare. It turned out to be "unique cells" which comes as no surprise knowing how unique of a person she is.

Kourtney wanted to read my books years ago...I printed PG versions just for her. But most recently, She was reading Protecting Their Child and gave me the best-feeling compliment. I'm paraphrasing...

"I needed to sleep, and no offense mom, but I started reading your book. I didn't think I'd relate to a pregnant heroine, so I thought I'd read just a little. I couldn't put it down and stayed up all night."

It's music to an author's ears to hear a reader say you kept them up at night. I never thought my daughter, who hears about my stories constantly and helps me work through what a young person would actually do...  Well, it warms my heart to no end to hear those words from her.

I'm very grateful for Kourtney and thank God for her every day.

Travel safely.
Enjoy the day.
Make memories.
And read a great book !

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's All About The Animals

ANIMAL INSTINCTS, my new urban fantasy romantic suspense novel, is all about the animals. Attending a couple of Humane Society meetings about passing laws to help stop dog fighting, I wanted to raise awareness by using murders related to dog fighting as my crime. It was quickly pointed out to me that readers would think of their pets, and so I took a left turn and made them shifter fights.
    My hero, Luc Lazare, is half-human, half-Kindred, and he’s a man who has been pulled between his two worlds all of his life. His retired social worker mother is all human and has instilled the idea of caring and justice in him. The Kindred part is reference to his father’s line–descendents of the Nephilim (progeny of fallen angels and earthly women) who are shapeshifters. Luc’s family is black panther, but other Kindred are other predators–wolves, hawks, African wild dogs, pythons and more. In their human form, their goal is to gain power by corrupting the rest of humanity.
     My heroine, Skye Cross, is an animal advocate. She arrives with Animal Control at a dog fight, her purpose to see to the welfare of the dogs. To her surprise, the only dog she sees is an African Wild Dog. It’s opponent, a coyote, escapes the arena and she goes after it, only to be surrounded in the dark by wild predators, who see her as their next snack. Yes, she can “hear” their thoughts. And, saved by Luc, she realizes he, too, has gotten in her head:

    Dark hair whipped around features so rugged they could have been cut from granite. High cheekbones. Broad forehead. Square chin. His eyes appeared silver in the moonlight, and they glowed at me, tightening my stomach and making it hard to breathe.
    Trembling, I gasped, “What just happened?”
    “You got into something that doesn’t concern you.”
Forget about it.
    I started. He hadn’t said the last bit out loud. There was something about him so powerful that I almost agreed.
    I fought the desire to give in, saying, “I’m not forgetting about anything. Who are you?”
    I felt as if he were trying to push the command into my mind.
    Glaring at him, I pushed back.
are you?” he asked.
    “Someone who protects animals.”
    His silence told me that wasn’t exactly the explanation he was looking for. My pulse threaded unevenly as he stepped closer. I sensed both threat and something less tangible, something that made my stomach knot and my throat tighten. I’d always had a psychic connection not only with animals, but with my brother. No one else. Not until now. And this guy being able to mess with my mind went beyond any previous experience I’d had.

    “Did you have something to do with the fight?” I gasped. “Where did those predators come from? What kind of power do you have over them?” It had to be something supernatural.
    He stepped closer, and I sucked in a breath as his power cut through me, speeding my pulse, drying my mouth.
    “You need to forget about them, Skye.”
    This time he said it aloud. And he used my name.
    “How do you know who I am?” I demanded, my heart beating so fast I could feel it bump up against my ribs. “What were you doing here? Who are you?”
    Rather than answering my questions, he reached out and slid a palm along my cheek. The touch seared me, reminding me of the time I’d inadvertently touched a live wire. Wanting to move, wanting to run, I stood frozen instead. He was so close, I imagined I could feel the heat of his body as he splayed fingers around the side of my head. My insides trembled and my breasts felt full and tight.
    What was wrong with me? Why couldn’t I move? Or speak?
You never saw me. You’ll forget about me the moment I disappear.
    Every fiber of my being longed to do what he wanted. But something in me, the thing that made me do what I do, was stronger.

    “Disappear to where?” I demanded through a parched throat when I finally found my voice. “I have an excellent memory.”
    Appearing frustrated that I’d been able to hear the silent command, he dropped his hand. “What
are you?” he asked again.

    It is all about the animals for me. The holidays from Thanksgiving to the New Year is a time of giving, and I’m hoping that this year, those of you who can will support an animal shelter or sanctuary or zoo, whether it is by volunteering, buying gifts that help the organization or by donation. Here are a couple of places that I support:
    PAWS Chicago, with it’s adoption center, spay and neuter clinic, and at the forefront of animal advocacy.
    Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the last free zoos in the country.
    Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization.
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor has written 95 published novels that have generated more than seven million sales for eight publishers. Her fascination with "dangerous love" has led her to bring a different mix of thrills and chills and romance to each book. ANIMAL INSTINCTS and CRIMSON DUET (2 related holiday novels at a discounted price) by Entangled Ignite is available at digital retailers. And don’t miss DANGEROUS ATTRACTION Boxed Set – romantic suspense novels published independently by Patricia and nine other USA Today bestselling authors.

You buy ANIMAL INSTINCTS at these digital retailers:
Amazon, BN, Kobo, iTunes

You can find Patricia at

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Perini ~ Diaz ~ Morgan



DEA agent Nick Morgan had no choice but to break up with the love of his life, Heather Bannon. He knew that if he was seen anywhere near the gorgeous P.I., he could kiss his career goodbye. But when Heather's twin is abducted, Nick reconsiders his priorities.

As Nick leads Heather on a dangerous undercover mission to rescue her sister and topple an elusive drug lord, he knows he was wrong to end their relationship. Working side by side, Nick realizes his love for her is as strong as ever, and he'll risk his life to prove it. Having Heather pose as her twin—down to her tattoos—could be genius…or a fatal mistake.

“A fine plot line and lots of action.” ~Romantic Times

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CIA agent Daniel Adams, once a prisoner of war, is a loner out of necessity. But rescuing an amnesiac woman left buried alive bonds them in ways neither can resist. All "Raven" knows is that her baby is in danger. All Daniel can focus on is finding the missing child—and protecting Raven every step of the way.

Her memories are lost and his are scarred from the damages of war. But as they depend on each other for survival in the rugged west Texas mountains, the pieces of their broken pasts start to come together. Now all they have is the risky hope of a future together as they confront the threat that can destroy them both.

“Perini’s tale is a twisted trip into the lives of two scarred souls who are digging into the mind of a psychopath to survive…[It’s]…a suspenseful adventure that will keep readers guessing until the end.” ~Romantic Times, 4-1/2 Stars

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After escaping a killer, playing dead was the only way Sabrina Watkins could get out of Amarillo alive. Now she's living in Dallas, where no one knows her true identity. Until homicide cop Jake Craig shows up. 

A half-frozen pup he finds at a crime scene brings Jake to Sabrina's doorstep. Suddenly, the former Marine is playing hero to a desperate woman on the run. Sworn to clear her name, Jake's already falling for the stunning brunette with the amethyst eyes. Can he keep her safe and turn a rescue mission into a last chance at love?

"Morgan launches the volley from the first pages so readers aren't left wondering whodunit, but they'll have to pay attention to the escalating action to keep up with the characters, who are in trouble from the get-go." ~Romantic Times, 4 STARS
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Lena Diaz, December Intrigue

One of my favorite scenes in UNDERCOVER TWIN is the heroine's first night in Key West, when Heather goes undercover to try to rescue her sister. Heather is a tough private investigator, but the felon-filled bar in Key West is way out of her league of experience. The patrons sport prison tats, knives, and guns barely concealed beneath their leather jackets. 

The heroine ends up running for her life down a dark, narrow side-street. And who should come to her rescue in his hot, red, Maserati GranTurismo convertible but our hero, Nick. What makes this scene so much fun is that in the midst of flying bullets and crazy race-car driver moves to save the heroine, Nick is having the time of his life, loving every single minute.

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
LENA: Definitely not a scene I pulled from any of my real-life experiences! Well, except for the hot hero in the fast car doing crazy race-car moves. Other than that, it's all fiction!
GLIAS: Um...who was the hot hero?
LENA: My boyfriend (and now husband) in his 1967 Mustang of course! :) I never could resist a guy in a Mustang.
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Robin Perini, December Intrigue

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
ROBIN: I didn’t really plan on Trouble, not at the beginning. The Chewbacca-resembled mutt came out of nowhere because my hero, Daniel was so damaged. In Christmas Conspiracy (October 2012), Daniel had been imprisoned on a mission. His captors brutalized him. Daniel survived by sheer guts, but flashbacks and claustrophobia haunted him after his rescue.
So did Trouble.

My favorite scene with the half-Irish-setter-half-Newfoundland is inspired by Search and Rescue dogs and the amazing work they do—with a little bit of Lassie thrown in for good measure. Early on, Trouble is walking ten feet away from Daniel (as close as Trouble ever gets to him). He darts off into the west Texas landscape. Daniel follows and the ‘troublesome’ canine leads Daniel into a crumbling, abandoned mine. Trouble runs in, disappearing into the inky blackness, then finally exits, barking constantly. He tugs on Daniel, trying to pull him into the mine. NOT something Daniel wants to do. AT ALL! Then Trouble brings out a woman’s high-heeled shoe. Daniel has to make a choice. Fight his demons or go back to hitching across a Texas road ala Forrest Gump. Which do you think he chooses?

You can find out what happens in my next Harlequin Intrigue®, The Cradle Conspiracy, Coming out in paperback on November 19 and in e-book on December 1.
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Angi Morgan, January Intrigue

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
ANGI: Wow, just one scene? It's so hard to choose. THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE was inspired by a lot of real things in my life and it was amazing to me how they all came together.  I think my favorite thing isn't a's the heroine's occupation. She's a pet sitter and it was all my husband's idea. We were discussing the book at dinner on vacation and our dog sitter called. Tim suggested that would be a good occupation for someone trying to hide. And just like that...the book was born.

The opening scene with my hero was inspired by a bike ride. I rode past a secluded area at Whiterock Lake and told Tim that I needed to write a couple of things down about a murder. (Yes, I always ride with a notebook.)

I didn't know how this book was going to end, so Tim and I took a road trip to Amarillo. My friend, Linda Castillo and her husband showed us the cattle feed lots and everything came together. I had my ending. 

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LENA DIAZ writes the popular Romantic suspense "Nursery Rhyme" series for Avon as well as shorter stories for Harlequin Intrigue. Winner of the Daphne du Maurier award, finalist in the Romance Writer's of America's Golden Heart Awards, she stays true to her southern roots by setting most of her stories in the south, especially Florida. Since selling her first book in 2011, Lena has contracted 13 novels.

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ANGI MORGAN writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi's published work has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.

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ROBIN PERINI is a RITA Finalist, award-winning and national bestselling author, devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes adventure with a love story sure to melt their hearts. Her mission's motto: "When danger and romance collide, no heart is safe." After seven prestigious Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finals, Robin has since sold fourteen novels. 

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