THE CAJUN COWBOY ISBN: 0446612952 6/2004 Talk about a bad hair day! Louisiana beauty salon owner Charmaine LeDeux has a loan shark on her tail, and Raoul Lanier, the six-foot-three hunk of testosterone she thought she divorced, has just delivered a bombshell: They're still married! At least the rundown ranch they've inherited together is the perfect hideout for a woman who needs to lie low. It's hard enough for Raoul to play cowboy to a bunch of raggedy steer, but it's exquisite torture living with the delectable Charmaine, who's declared herself a born-again virgin. What's a man crazy with desire to do? Seduce her on their home on the range, even if it means taking advice from his three bachelor ranch hands, Charmaine's belly-dancing great-aunt, and St. Jude, patron saint of lost causes. With the moon shining over the bayou and the Dixie Mafia in hot pursuit, this Cajun cowboy must keep his wife safe as he tries to sweet-talk his way into her arms again...before she unties the knot for good! RR@H's Novel Thoughts
DOWN AND DIRTY 11/2007 ISBN: 0425217930 A NAVY WARRIOR He's a world-class player-nicknamed Pretty Boy—and a tough guy who's not afraid to get down and dirty. But now, Navy SEAL Zachary Floyd is up for Worst Father of the Year. Turns out that a fling six years ago in Afghanistan resulted in a son Zach never knew existed. When Zach steals Samir away to America, defying protocol, his punishment is to teach a new SEAL-like program for females. There he encounters an alluring Norsewoman who's not his usual style. She's tall, she's muscular, and, worst of all, she rebuffs his advances... A VIKING WARRIOR MAIDEN She's escaped a nunnery, her evil father—and the whole bloody eleventh century. So, holy Thor, why can't Britta, time-traveling Viking maiden, escape her growing feelings for loch? Especially after he has the nerve to ask her to babysit his child! Britta quickly grows fond of Samir and will do whatever it takes to protect him. But she's losing her fight against Zach's considerable charms. In fact, she might even be willing to get a little... DOWN AND DIRTY RR@H's Novel Thoughts
FEVER 11/1998 short story
HEART CRAVING short story in LOVESCAPE 8/1996 ISBN 0843940522 Nick DiCello is a Newark cop desperate to save his marriage. With one week till the divorce becomes final, Nick seeks the advice of a wacky fortune teller who advises him to find his wife's "heart craving." Unfortunately, Nick thinks she means sexual craving. For each of the seven remaining days, Nick comes up with a different erotic fantasy to entice Paula to come home. Paula won't stand a chance. If she can stop laughing.
HOT & HEAVY 7/2005 ISBN: 0843951605 IN AND OUT...That's the goal as Lieutenant Ian MacLean prepares for his special ops mission in Northern Iraq, and he sees no reason the insertion should not go down as planned. He leads a team of highly trained Navy SEALs, the toughest, buffest fighting men in the world. As a 34-year-old bachelor, he has nothing to lose and the adrenaline high of a HALO jump singing in his blood. He has the brains, guts, and brawn to out-maneuver, out-gun and just plain run circles around the enemy. BACK AND FORTH Madrene Olgadottir comes from a time a thousand years before Ian was born, and she has no idea she's landed in the future. After bopping him on the head and tying him up, she gives him a tongue lashing that makes a drill sergeant sound like a kindergarten teacher. Then she lets him know she has her own special way of dealing with over-confident males. Hoo-yah, it looks like Operation Rodent is about to get... RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE LAST VIKING 4/1998 ISBN: 0505522551 Geirolf is a 10th century Viking warrior with a taste for Oreos and "drekking." Meredith is a serious,modern scholar with a not-so-serious yen for studying a primitive Viking "specimen." Geirolf thinks Tim Allen and Martha Stewart are the perfect man and woman. Meredith thinks Geirolf is a male-chauvinist-Viking-pig. Hold onto your rudder, Geirolf. Meredith is about to rock your longboat. Hold onto your Ph.D., Meredith. Geirolf is about to teach you something you never learned in college.
LOVE ME TENDER 12/1998 ISBN 0843944579 What if Cinderella had a corn on her big toe and the glass slipper wouldn't fit? What if Prince Charming wasn't really a prince and was charm-impaired? What if the fairy godmother was a fairy godfather who thought he was Elvis reincarnated? Hang onto your blue suede pumps, Cindy.A bogus Spanish prince is about to shake, rattle and roll into your Wall Street magic kingdom.
THE LOVE POTION 12/1999 ISBN: 0505523493 What if a chemist invented a real love potion? What if the elixir were put in jelly beans? What if a man...the wrong man...ate the jelly beans? Dr. Sylvie Fontaine...chemist extraordinaire. Lucien LeDeux..."The Swamp Solicitor," AKA "Bad Boy of the Bayou." Holy Crawfish! The South might indeed rise again...If the rebels could just stop laughing.
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS short story in NAUGHTY OR NICE 11/1996 ISBN: 0505521474 What if Santa was a thirty-year-old desperate woman suffering under a Christmas curse? What if she met another Santa who looked like Brad Pitt? What if Ms. Santa kidnapped the Brad Santa... And the two of them robbed a porno shop? A pair of Santas, a gang of orphans, a nun with a broken leg, Janet Jackson, a snow storm, an unexpected Christmas visitor. What else could you want in your Christmas stocking? Love and laughter, of course. Ho, ho, ho!
PINK JINX 11/2006 ISBN: 0446616524 BAITED… Straitlaced Boston lawyer Veronica "Ronnie" Jinkowsky knows something's fishy when her estranged grandfather lures her to his New Jersey treasure-hunting business with woeful tales of old age and bankruptcy. But she never expected the salty old dog to shanghai her into a hunt for pink diamonds with her poker-playing, four-time ex-husband Jake Jensen in tow. HOOKED… Betting her heart on Jake was always a losing proposition, yet just the sight of his come-hither blue eyes is still enough to melt her steely resolve. Now Ronnie's on a high seas adventure that throws together lost gems, a lost ship, and lost love-not to mention a Mafia widow, her two goons, and an elderly Cajun matchmaker. AND GOING DOWN FOR THE LAST TIME! Trapped with the man she could never learn to live with-and was never happy without-is Ronnie fated to be forever jinxed in matters of the heart? RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE RED, HOT CAJUN 4/2005 ISBN: 0446612960 The long hot Louisiana summer just got hotter for René LeDeux. He's burned out by D.C. politics and only wants to build his cabin in peace. But if his wacky, matchmaking great-aunt has her way, Bayou Black's prodigal son will be hitched before he can say butt-naked! That honor goes to Valerie "Ice" Breaux, René's high school nemesis turned Trial TV anchor, who's been abducted by René's activist friends. Mon Dieu! It's bad enough being kidnapped and having her power suit ride up her thighs. Did she have to land in the lap of the most irritating, sexiest hunk she's ever laid her eyes on? Now Val's stranded in René's remote cabin, besieged by irrepressible LeDeux relations, not to mention a dingbat duo out to save the swamp. It's a heat wave, guar-an-teed! Val vows she'll give her heart to the Cajun bad boy when alligators fly. René swears to get the girl who got away. It's never been steamier in the bayou than with two people this red-hot with desire…and more than ready for love. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
ROUGH AND READY 12/2006 ISBN: 0425213021 A Mission of No Mercy. It takes nothing short of a miracle to catapult Lt. Torolf Magnusson and his team of Navy SEALs back in time to eleventh-century Norselands. First on the agenda: destroy the evil villain who terrorized his ancestors and a nation. A Surrender So Sweet. But when the sexy SEALs find they've landed in the middle of a sanctuary—filled with women, well, Hoo-yah! Their game plans are put on hold, much to the distress of Hilda, the head of the sanctuary. At first resistant, she soon succumbs to Torolf's passionate advances. Suddenly the term "Special Forces" takes on a whole new meaning. But with victory in sight for Torolf, Hilda must face the fact that their love may not survive the test of time...RR@H's Novel Thoughts
TALL, DARK AND CAJUN 7/2003 Rachel's rules for Remy-- Rule One: No sex. Rule Two: No kissing. Rule Three: No deliberate touching. Rule Four: No naughty talk. Rule Five: No flaunting of bare skin. The thing about rules? They're made to be broken... Hot, bothered, and in over her head! Men! After finally dumping her fiance, whose idea of romance was making sure she toned her butt and abs, decorator Rachel Fortier hightails it out of D.C. straight for Cajun country. But her ex-taxidermist grandma's cabin on stilts in the Louisiana bayou isn't quite the grand estate she imagined. Throw in a pet alligator named Useless, a herd of Southerners born and bred, and Remy LeDeux, the smoldering-eyed pilot angling for her family's property, and Rachel's in for a passel of trouble-especially since their chemistry is hotter than the Atchafalaya Swamp in July. With his miniskirted great-aunt itching to marry him off and her rifle-toting grandma ready to shoot Remy the second he sets foot on her land, the sexiest bad boy this side of the Mason-Dixon line will need a special kind of voodoo to win this civil war. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
TRULY, MADLY VIKING 7/2000 ISBN: 0505523876 A Viking named Joe? Jorund Ericsson is a tenth century Viking warrior who lands in a modern mental hospital. Maggie McBrde is the lucky psychologist who gets to "treat" the gorgeous Norseman, whom she mistakenly calls Joe. You've heard of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." But how about "A Viking Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?" The question is:Ý Who's the cuckoo in this nest?Ý And why is everyone laughing?
THE VERY VIRILE VIKING 3/2003 ISBN 0843950641 Magnus is a 10th century Viking farmer.Ý Angela is a modern-day vineyard owner. He has eleven bothersome children.Ý She yearns for just one child. He takes a vow of celibacy... Even though he is a very virile man. Uh-oh! Let the Viking laughter begin!
WET & WILD 10/2004 ISBN:0843951591 What do you get when you a cross a Viking with a Navy SEAL? A warrior with the fierce instincts of the past and the rigorous training of America's most elite fighting corps? A totally buff hero-in-the-making who hasn't had a woman in roughly a thousand years? A wise guy with a time-warped sense of humor chanting grody jody calls? A dyed-in-the-woll romantic with a hopeless crush on his hands-off commanding officer? Whatever you get, women everywhere can't wait to meet him, and his story is guaranteed to be...WET & WILD RR@H's Novel Thoughts
WILD JINX 3/2008 ISBN: 9780446616539 When reporter Celine Arseneux entered The Playpen, a Baton Rouge club for men and women, she never expected John LeDeux to swagger up to her. Sure, the bayou's notorious bad boy is pure sex on the hoof, but even with her exposé on the line, Celine refuses to be a conquest left cryin' in her crayfish—at least not again. Not for a man who doesn't remember her! Detective LeDeux has always been too hot to handle, but now he's on fire as the cop who posed as a gigolo to bust the Dixie Mafia. Joining Tante Lulu's treasure hunt seems a fine way to avoid the media ruckus—until Celine pursues her story deep into the bayou, stoking John's hazy memories of a sizzling night five years ago. Lovers and pirates and gangsters—oh my! It's another wild ride with Jinx Inc., where trouble is no match for a cagey Cajun matchmaker... and passion conquers all. RR@H's Novel Thoughts