Today at Heroes and Heartbreakers we're thrilled to reveal the covers for not one, but three great reads coming from the past, present and future. First up, we're going back in time for the third book in Suzanne Enoch's Scandalous Highlanders series with Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid. Then we're back to the present where the past is haunting the hero and heroine in Shiloh Walker's Darker Than Desire. Finally, it's off to the not-so-distant future with Kit Rocha's O'Kane novella, Beyond Possession. See below to get under the covers with these books!
The pursued becomes the pursuer. After years of having Rowena MacLawry, the youngest sister of his closest friend, tagging after him, all Lachlan MacTier wants to do is escape. But then Winnie runs off to London, determined to forget Lachlan in the swirl of her debutante Season.
When she returns three months later to prepare for her oldest brother’s lavish Highlands wedding, Rowena is a changed woman. She’s smothered her Scottish brogue, become an arbiter of the latest Paris and London fashions, and is in the company of several handsome young English aristocrats all vying for her favors.
Lach doesn’t quite know what to make of this witty, sophisticated beauty who now has better things to do than follow him to a fishing pond. But the more determined she seems to be to prove that she has no need to fawn after a Scottish, kilt-wearing rogue who couldn’t even be bothered to write her a single letter while she was away, the more interested he is in Winnie. Is she pretending to disdain him now, or has he truly lost his chance at a lady who is turning out to be far more lovely and interesting than he ever imagined?
Rowena’s horizons have expanded, and she isn’t certain any longer that rugged Lachlan is the man with whom she wants to spend her life. Would she be happier in London with the swirl of parties and myriad friends and admirers, or in the silly pursuit of a man who’s never shown any interest in her at all? But in the face of London intrigue and Highlands danger, she begins to realize that the boy she adored is nothing compared to the man he’s become – and that he may prove to be irresistible.
Learn more about or order a copy of Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid by Suzanne Enoch, available March 3, 2015:
LUST FOR LIFE
No matter how many times he’s left her in the past, Sybil Chalmers can’t ignore her feelings for the one man who stole her heart years ago. For countless nights, she has waited for him—for his kiss, his touch—and has longed for him to emerge from the shadows of his past. Only when she is in his arms does Sybil really feel alive…and finally, after all these years, that time is now.
A DEADLY DESIRE
He's a man raised in a world of strict rules and unbreakable traditions and he's always yearned to break free. But when a family tragedy lures him back home, he finds his one true passion has been there all along. With Sybil, he can explore his greatest potential—and allow her to discover a whole new level of ecstacy. But will a long-buried secret threaten to tear them apart? The only thing he knows for sure is that he will do anything to keep Sybil in his life…and keep her coming back for more…
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Beyond Possession by Kit Rocha
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A novella set between Beyond Addiction and Beyond Innocence, featuring the daughter of the man Dallas defeated to claim Sector Four and the O'Kane who's been looking out for her ever since—even when she didn't want him to.
The best thing about writing an ongoing series is falling in love with a cast of characters and watching them grow as the series progresses. The worst thing is realizing that not every character's story fits in your main series arc, and that not every relationship has enough conflict to fill a novel.
Luckily, the flexibility of digital publishing allows us a way around that. By writing novellas set in the BEYOND world, we've been able to explore the quieter corners of Sector Four. Beyond Temptation crawled through the tunnels beneath Sector Three and explored the origins of Eden. Beyond Solitude let us offer a glimpse of what life is like for those living outside of Dallas O'Kane's immediate protection.
Beyond Possession will focus on the merchants and crafters of Sector Four, and the rift between those who've embraced Dallas and the changes he's made, and those who long for the not-so-good old days. At the heart of the conflict is the eldest daughter of Sector Four's former leader, a woman who has paid for her father's crimes every day of her adult life.
And her hero? Well, this quiet O'Kane has been around since the beginning of the series. But until Beyond Addiction is out, we'll have to leave you guessing. Spoilers, you know.
Beyond Possession will be available November 2014.