AMBER BEACH 10/1997 ISBN: 0380775840 Jewelry designer Honor Donovan was never welcomed into her father's international gem-trading empire like her four brothers were. But when her favorite brother Kyle disappears, rumored to have made off with a fortune in amber, Honor defies the man of the family and heads for the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest in search of answers. Jake Mallory has been doing business with Donovan International and suspects he's been set up to take the fall for Kyle's dirty tricks. When he and Honor meet, a journey that begins with dark suspicion and plans of vengeance turns into a dangerous voyage of temptation and betrayal. Alone at sea, they fight against growing passions and lingering distrust. But as they flee from violent enemies in pursuit of the mysteries of the Amber Room, they discover that the deepest secrets lie within themselves.
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER 1/2001 ISBN: 0380818760 Nevada's rugged, majestic beauty is a balm for the aches of Hope Gardener's heart. But the ranch she loves is dying of thirst, thanks to the worst drought the area has ever seen. Hope needs a miracle - and one day it comes to the Valley of the Sun. A man out of time, Rio is an anchronism in the modern-day West, bringing with him a reputation for finding water in any desert. Hope has no choice but to trust this dark stranger who claims to make dreams real. And Rio, who has never had a dream of his own to follow, has found something in this extraordinary lady whose passion tempts him to defy his own rules. In the midst of adversity, two free spirits must now explore the most closely guarded corners of their hearts...as they search for a beautiful dream big enough to hold them both.
CHAIN LIGHTNING 9/1988 ISBN: 0060504137
THE COLOR OF DEATH 8/2004 ISBN: 0060504137 It is the opportunity of a lifetime for Kate Chandler, the chance to cut seven rare, priceless sapphires and solidify her reputation as a world-class jewel cutter. But something goes horribly, tragically wrong during what should have been a simple transfer of goods. The sapphires vanish without a trace. Missing also is the man Kate trusted to transport the gems: her half brother, Lee, who now, quite possibly, is dead. And suddenly she is on the run, pursued by federal agents who suspect her of being the criminal mastermind of a cunning bait-and-switch scheme. Special agent Sam Groves is one of the best of the best, an essential member of the FBI's elite crime strike force and the perfect man to lead the hunt, since he could never be scammed by a beautiful confidence woman. But something is troubling about this assignment, because someone else is chasing Kate Chandler as well. Only Kate suspects the awful truth: She's unwittingly stumbled into a conspiracy of deceit, betrayal, and cold-blooded murder that goes far beyond a simple jewel heist. And a chilling, threatening voice on the telephone only confirms her worst suspicions. Getting Sam Groves, the FBI agent who's her constant shadow, to believe her is a step in the right direction -- but it may be one that's too little too late in a bloody game where terror dictates her every move and the rules are constantly changing. Because the order has already been passed down to a ruthlessly efficient assassin: Kate Chandler must not be allowed to live ...RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE DANVERS TOUCH 9/1983
DARK FIRE 11/1988
DESERT RAIN 9/1996 ISBN: 0380767627 Holly: She is a fragile innocent haunted by memories of her past and by dreams of the man who once shared her secrets...the only man she can ever truly love. Shannon: One of the world's great beauties, her face and figure grace the fashion pages of the most elegant magazines. Though many desire her, only one may have her. Holly Shannon North: She is a contradiction; assured yet vulnerable, irresistible yet untouched. Destiny has brought her back to Hidden Springs, where she can be one person, where romance once touched her tender young heart - back to Lincoln McKenzie, the proud California rancher long since hardened by life's tragedies. Now, in the icy chill of a desert storm, they must find the way back to love together - to rekindle the fire whose healing warmth has drawn them home.
EDEN BURNING 1/2002 ISBN: 0380789957 The intense passion and storytelling magic of New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell blazes in this remarkable reimagined classic of desire, hope, and dangerous destiny-as the fires of Eden burn hotter than ever before. Paradise calls to Chase Wilcox. A man of science fascinated by the rebirth of life in the wake of cataclysmic natural upheaval, he is drawn to the lush beauty of the island of Hawaii and the secrets it holds - while escaping the destruction of his own personal world. Here where warm breezes caress the skin and vibrant colors assault the senses - and where dangerous fires rage unseen beneath the earth's surface - Chase plans to immerse himself in his work...and somehow heal and forget. The last thing he needs or wants is love. But the island is home to many unexpected wonders, which is why Nicole Ballard could never leave it. A research assistant, an artist, and a dancer - a tall, stunning redhead who goes by the stage name of Pele, the goddess of fire - she, too, hides a secret pain, releasing her pent-up sensuality to the accompaniment of native drums before a mesmerized audience. Nicole has never met a man quite like Chase, strong, intense, and brilliant. And he, in turn, is fascinated by this remarkable woman who seems to be a breathtaking force of nature in her own right. Fate has cast them together, causing a chain reaction that neither imagined in their most secret dreams.
FEVER 4/1988 ISBN: 1551663147 Rye McCall has a problem. He's got an obsessive father who's trying to ensure a dynasty, but Rye's rebellious and determined to lead his own life. And to make matters worse, he's just met a woman who may thwart both men's plans. For one brief high-country summer, Rye manages the impossible - to keep his father's world at bay. But he's lost control of his wown plans - he's fallen in love with Lisa Johansen. Now he's told too many lies for his happiness to last. He knows that. What he doesn't know, is how to finally tell her the truth.
FIRE AND RAIN 1/1990
THE FIRE OF SPRING 3/1986
FIRES OF EDEN 5/1986
FORGET ME NOT 10/1984 ISBN: 0380767597 After losing her husband in a blinding storm - which almost cost her own life - Alana Reeves is haunted by nightmares of the ordeal. Returning to the sight of the tragedy so she can finally put the event behind her, Alana encounters rugged outdoorsman Rafe Winter, whose affection helps her put back together the pieces of her shattered life.
GRANITE MAN 3/1991
JADE ISLAND 9/1998
LOVER IN THE ROUGH 1/1984 ISBN: 0380767600 As exquisite as a fine diamond but fragile as glass, Reba Farrall wandered aimless and lost - until a kind, caring old gentleman helped to heal her shattered spirit. But now her dearest friend is gone, leaving Reba with a broken, doubting heart...and a half-interest in a California gem mine. Daring and handsome, Chance Walker is an adventurer who believes in nothing except the priceless uncut stones for which he searches the Earth. Now the most precious jewel of all awaits him in Death Valley. But danger is stalking Reba Farrall. And Chance knows only he can save the sad and sensuous beauty - and that only she can teach him how to love.
LOVE SONG FOR A RAVEN 6/1987
MIDNIGHT IN RUBY BAYOU 7/2000 ISBN: 0380789892 Welcome to Ruby Bayou . . . Where beauty and peril are one Faith Donovan is famous for crafting exquisite jewelry studded with fabulous gems. But the dangerous task of acquiring the rare rubies she needs for her art has taught Faith to be wary of anyone outside her own family - especially someone like Owen Walker, an adventurer with an intimate knowledge of the ruby trade and man's murderous greed. But now necessity has thrown them together, as they venture into the shadowy world of the wealthy and mysterious Montegeaus in search of quality stones. A powerful Georgia clan descended from pirate, the Montegeaus are said to possess a staggering fortune in gems, hidden for generations in the legendary Blessing Chest. In the living shadows of historic Ruby Bayou, Faith and Walker are soon drawn into a terrifying web of corruption and betrayal, and haunted by the dark, unfolding secrets of the Montegeaus past and present. For there are those who would kill for the contents of the Blessing Chest. And now two outsiders who have learned too much to stand in the way . . .
MOVING TARGET 6/2001 ISBN: 0061031070 'When you read this, I'll be dead....' These are the troubling words Serena Charters's grandmother has written on a note accompanying four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript delivered after the old woman's passing. That the strange inheritance has considerable worth seems obvious - but what Serena doesn't realize is how many secrets it hides...and how many lives it has already cost. Seeking answers, she turns for professional help to Rarities Unlimited, and specifically to Erik North, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past, its people, and its treasures. But Erik's careful examination of the vellum pages and the agonized jottings of a medieval scribe is raising perplexing questions - about the true importance of Serena's legacy, the possible location of the remainder of the lost manuscript...and the senseless murder of an eccentric old woman in the blistering beat of California's Mojave Desert. Suddenly, without warning, Serena and Erik find themselves thrust into the center of a lethal firestorm that rages between two worlds...between a past long dead yet living on in an ancient text and a contemporary landscape fraught with peril and terror. Now there is no one they dare trust except each other as they make their way across the concrete and neon deserts of Palm Springs and Los Angeles, getting closer by the minute to a shocking revelation about what really is at stake and how far a killer will go to possess a vanished treasure. In the blink of an eye, Serena Charters and Erik North have become targets of an unseen and determined stalker. And their only hope of survival is to keep moving....
PEARL COVE 6/1999 ISBN: 0380789884 He might help her...if the price is right. Surrounded by potential enemies, Hannah McGarry faces the mystery of her husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy...and the disappearance of the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security. Desperate, she calls Archer Donovan, a silent partner in Pear Cove, her late husband's pearl farm venture. He might help her...if the price is right. Archer Donovan would rather forget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove...its memories of living on the dark side, the soul-numbing certainty that there was no law, no justice, no mercy; just hunters and the hunted. That life taught him to trust no one but family. But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt Archer is back in the game. And at his side in pursuit of the stolen fortune is a woman he shouldn't want, yet cannot resist...a woman who may know more than she's telling about her husband's death...and more than is safe to know about the dark and elusive black pearls. With deadly competitors on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through uncharted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and death...and to each other.
REMEMBER SUMMER 9/1999 ISBN: 0380767619 The most grueling challenge of Raine Smith's equestrian career looms before her the Olympic Games. Little does she realize that she's about to face greater perils in the arms of a stranger than she's ever found on the back of her horse. Cord Elliot is a man trained to deflect disaster and his mission is to ensure that Raine Smith remains untouched by sudden gunfire at the Summer Games. Yet from the moment Raine Meets Cord's ice-blue glance, she knows he's more hazardous to her heart than a sniper's bullet. Falling for a man who answers to the call of intrigue and holds secrets that can never be shared is to endure the broken promises, unexplained absences, and constant danger that come with his profession. But in the fiery passion of irresistible love, a summer to remember seems worth any risk.
RUNNING SCARED 5/2002 ISBN: 0061031089 Risa Sheridan knows everything there is to know about gold - its history, its secrets, its allure, its perils. Her boss, Shane Tannahill, is addicted to the stuff, having already made the precious metal the theme of his ultrasuccessful Las Vegas gambling establishment, the Golden Fleece. Now an ancient Celtic piece is being offered to Shane for his collection, and the casino owner is hooked. But though she shares Shane's enthusiasm, Risa is wary - because something about this particular artifact is troubling; something about it says 'stay away.' It is a voice that should be heeded but is not. And the artifact is placing them at the center of an insidious plot in the mad whirl and blinding glitter of Las Vegas.
SEQUEL(#128) 1/1986 ISBN: 0373071280 Gabriel Venture had taught her how to love - and how to hate... At nineteen Joy Anderson had been innocent, trusting and totally in love with Gabriel Venture. Gabe was a journalist on assignment. Joy had been his guide. Together they explored Lost River Cave and an irresistible passion for each other. They found shattering beauty in both. But that wasn't enough to hold Gabe. Drawn by new challenges, new explorations, he left Joy. Nothing remained to her but bitterness and the child she was carrying. Now, six years later, Gabe was back - tougher, harder, haunted by memories of Joy. When he found her, she said he was too late. But it is ever too late for love?
SUMMER GAMES 7/1984
SUMMER THUNDER 7/1983
SWEET WIND, WILD WIND 2/1987
TELL ME NO LIES 12/1986 ISBN: 0373482507 Some of the world's most priceless artifacts are being smuggled into the U.S. An international crisis is about to explode unless a desperate trap to catch a thief succeeds. One woman is the key... Lindsay Danner. Her worldwide reputation as an expert in ancient treasures and her knowledge of the international art market make her the perfect pawn in a deadly agame. But she needs protection. Jacob MacArthur Catlin. A renegade ex-CIA agent whose name is still whispered in tones of hatred and admiration throughout Southeast Asia. Now it is his job to make sure Lindsay Danner succeeds...and lives. Two puppets on a string. In a maze of intrigue, where each deadly twist and turn leads deeper into deception and forbidden desire, friends can be enemies. Truth may be lies. Trust is a dirty word. And the only chance of getting out of this game means breaking all the rules.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE 12/1986 ISBN: 0373482493 Tory Wells has been on her own since she was sixteen, driven by the dream of becoming a champion. But an injury has knocked her out of the competition for now - maybe forever - with no plans, no prospects and nowhere to go. A letter promising employment leads her to Sundance Ranch, but all she finds is bitter disappointment - and Ethan Reever, the devil himself. She knows she should leave as soon as possible, so why is she so certain that her life changed the moment she saw Ethan's stormy gray eyes?
TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH 5/1998 ISBN: 0380767589 A Woman of the World.... Photographer Cat Cochran has been to exotic places most people only dream about - but all she wants to do is settle down and get her life in order. One last assignment and she can put her past behind her - forgetting about her heart's disasterous misadventures as she loses herself in the natural beauty she has so far only glimpsed through a camera's lens. But first she must photograph the mysterious and elusive ship designer T.H. Danvers and his awesome creations. A Man in a Million.... Travis Danvers is dangerous - a millionaire with an athlete's body; an enigmatic charmer capable of breaking down Cat's well-constructed defenses with a buccaneer's arrogance and flourish. She knows she must resist him, for experience has taught her that pain is the eventual price of the pleasure to be found in the arms of such a man. But caught in the waves of a sensual sea, Cat hears sirens whisper seductively, telling her to abandon all caution; to trust and love Travis with all her soul, and to ride with him on the winds of forever.
TRAVELING MAN 6/1985
VALLEY OF THE SUN(#109) 9/1985 ISBN: 0373071094 Hope Gardener dreamed of the day when her ranch in the Valley of the Sun would be brought to life by a reliable well. It seemed like a foolish dream, until the day she met Rio. Rio was a man without dreams. He moved like the wind over the face of the land, learning its secrets, seeing everything, even the water hidden deep beneath the earth. He agreed to find a well for her. Hope began to dream of a time when Rio would live with her and love her as she had come to love him. But how long can you hold on to a dream?
WARRIOR(#631) 4/1991 ISBN: 1551660326 Nevada Blackthorn knows what reality is. He relives it in the private hell of his memories. Now the only thing he believes in is survival and locking his emotions away behind a wall of self-control. Until he meets Eden Summers, who can see the gentleness beneath his cold facade. Together they work to ease his restless soul.
WHERE THE HEART IS 5/1997 ISBN: 0380767635 Bargain stamped on end pages. After the pain of betrayal and divorce - after years spent decorating other people's houses - Shelley Wilde's cherished dream has finally come true: a home of her own, where she can live happily, secure...and alone. But Cain Remington has come to shatter her solitude. A traveler who has journeyed to the world's wildest places, a renegade with no roots and no shame, his is everything Shelley has never feared - and desired - in a man. An intruder has broken through Shelley's barricades to lure her wounded spirit out of hiding with his electric sensuality. And it will take a traveling man to show her that real love is risk and danger...and that home is the haven found in a lover's embrace.
A WOMAN WITHOUT LIES 2/1985 ISBN: 0380767643 A Woman Without Lies... An artist in glass and light, Angel once loved with sweetness and fire. Then she learned the pain of irretrievable loss - the sad and sudden premanence of death. A Man Without Trust...Miles Hawkins has known only hatred and betrayal from women. Scarred and embittered, Hawk became a solitary, distant man - vowing never to let himself trust a woman again. A Passion Without Limits...When Angel and Hawk first meet, they misjudge and hurt each other badly. But Angel is willing to risk what proud, silent Hawk cannot. Gently she brings truth and love to a tormented soul who believes in neither...through she fears in her heart that, by loving Hawk, she will surely lose him.