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Wild Holiday Nights

Dec. 1, 2014 Harlequin Blaze, ISBN: 9780373798292

Satisfy your Christmas cravings with…

“Holiday Rush” by Samantha Hunter
Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before…

“Playing Games” by Meg Maguire
With her plane grounded on Christmas Eve, Carrie Baxter agrees to share a rental car with her secret high school crush. Sure, Daniel Barber is hotter than ever, but he's still just as prickly, too. It's gonna be one looong drive…and an unforgettably X-rated night!

“All Night Long” by Debbi Rawlins
Overworked paralegal Carly Watts needs Jack Carrington's signature, but he'll do whatever it takes to buy more time before selling his grandfather's company. Including having one very naughty night before Christmas!

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All Or Nothing

April 24, 2014 Harlequin, ISBN: 9781488700286

This is a re-release of Making Him Sweat.

First book in the re-released Wilinski's series, followed by Going the Distance and Takedown.

Disagreements are best settled in the ring and—below the belt…

Round 1
In this corner is Jenna Wilinski, who’s inherited a rather seedy boxing gym from her estranged father. With it, she can realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business…provided she can take on the very intimidating—and wickedly hot—boxer who stands in her way!

Round 2
In the far corner is former pro boxer Mercer Rowley. He’s the only who can protect his “home”—even if it is a little rundown—from his determined and feisty little opponent. But man, once the gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere…

Round 3
This match-up is too close to call. But no matter which contender comes out on top, the other is sure to enjoy every minute of it…

Praise

"Maguire succeeds in socking us with a sterling combo of love, loyalty, family, sweat and tears. ★★★★½" Romantic Times

"If you enjoy reading about super sexy boxers who like to get down and dirty, then definitely give this book a try. It’s an easy, entertaining story and I’m looking forward to reading the next installment, [Going the Distance]." —Blithely Bookish

"Full of interesting, likable characters and sexy love scenes. A contemporary romance I would recommend for anyone who wants something light, fun and easy." —Fiction Vixen

Named a 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award nominee (as Making Him Sweat)! Romantic Times

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Going The Distance

April 24, 2014 Harlequin, ISBN: 9781488700293

This is a re-release of Taking Him Down.

Second book in the re-released Wilinski's series, between All Or Nothing and Takedown.

Rules of the Ring...

No unsportsmanlike conduct.
Matchmaker Lindsey Tuttle always thought Rich Estrada was a whole lot of sexy. What's not to lust after? He's a gorgeous, flirty mixed martial arts fighter. When they find themselves heating up during an unexpected-and superintense-make-out session, Lindsey is ready...until Rich ends it with no explanation.

Three rounds...
Now it's almost a year later, and Rich has a broken foot, which means a frustrating recovery back in Boston before his next fight. But this could be the perfect time for a rematch with a sexy little matchmaker....

And minimal clothing!
There's no denying the chemistry between them. It's full-contact, no-holds-barred attraction...and only one can be on top!

Praise

"The perfect summer read." —Harlequin Junkie

"Grade A. If you have read Maguire before…you know she writes flirt and spark like nobody else. [Going the Distance] is no exception." —Badass Book Reviews

A Dear Author Recommended Read! "The sex is smoking but before they commit to each other, they realize that each needs the other on a deeper basis. By the time they’re set for the future, I’m totally on board." —Dear Author

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Takedown

April 24, 2014 Harlequin, ISBN: 9781488741746

This is a re-release of Driving Her Wild.

Third book in the re-released Wilinski's series, a sequel to All Or Nothing and Going the Distance.

Winning is good. Succumbing is even better…

Evasion
Recently retired pro MMA fighter Steph Healy is through having rough-and-tumble romps with sexy blue-collar dudes. Unfortunately, Wilinski's Fight Academy has hired an electrician with a body built to make a gal weep.

And avoiding some full-body contact is taking all of Steph's self-control.

Grapple
Carpenter-turned-electrician Patrick Doherty is damn good with his hands. Sure, he's not what Steph is looking for—yet. But he's about to prove that she has seriously underestimated her opponent…

Submission
The moment Patrick has her deliciously pinned, Steph knows she's in deep, deep trouble. Because this seemingly mild carpenter has the mastery to give her exactly what she needs…and this is one takedown she's willing to take lying down!

Praise

"A realistic storyline with an unusual heroine and a struggling everyman hero makes this an easy story to like. And Steph and Patrick's bedroom tumbles certainly don't hurt. ★★★★½" Romantic Times

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Thank You for Riding

April 2, 2013 Samhain, ISBN: 9781619213371

Part of the Strangers on a Train series, which also has stories by Ruthie Knox, Samantha Hunter, Serena Bell, and Donna Cummings. These stories will all be available together as a paperback anthology, in February 2014!

The last train of the night might just be the start of something good.

Stung ego or not, Caitlin’s relieved her fizzling relationship is over, even if she’s just been unceremoniously dumped between the copier and a dead ficus tree. At least she has an excuse to ditch the lousy office Christmas party in time to catch the last subway home…to her cat, and early-onset spinsterhood.

Instead of a lonely, chilly ride, she gets an unexpected holiday treat in the form of a nearly familiar face—a handsome stranger she encountered last week at the blood drive.

At the end of the line, neither can seem to let their chance meeting end—until their extended flirtation finds them facing the prospect of spending a frigid winter night locked in an unheated subway station. And they wonder if keeping each other warm is merely a delightful form of rebound therapy…or a memorable first of many more dates to come.

Praise

"This book only takes place over one night, but it works so well. Both Mark and Caitlin are just adorable. They have the best banter between them. Grade: A." —Smexy Books

A Dear Author Recommended Read! "Hilarious…delightful…a breath of fresh air. This is a sweet, lite, happy novella." —Dear Author

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The Wedding Fling

Dec. 18, 2012 Harlequin Blaze, ISBN: 9780373797387

Celebrity Scandal! Inside the Runaway Bride’s Secret Rendezvous!

It’s been a busy week for actress Leigh Bailey. The stunning starlet reportedly ditched her cheating groom on her wedding day and ran off to enjoy a honeymoon-for-one at a secluded tropical island. But rumor has it that she’s not alone...

And we have the exclusive scoop on Leigh’s hush-hush hideout—right from the drop-dead delicious dude she’s been fooling around with!

Resort pilot Will Burgess was just going to give us the basics—enough to earn some much-needed cash. But we never anticipated our intrepid insider getting up close and very, very personal.

It’s the most salacious celebrity story of the year...don’t miss out!

Praise

"I forgot how seductive Meg Maguire's writing can be… Once again, Meg takes a seemingly simple premise…and she makes it sing." —Penelope's Romance Reviews

"The playful nature of this pair is the highlight of Maguire's satisfying read. ★★★★½" Romantic Times

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Headstrong

Dec. 27, 2011 Samhain, ISBN: 9781609286774

Libby Prentiss is ready to simply be herself. After half a lifetime rebelling against her privileged family’s expectations, she hopes her biological research trip to New Zealand will cut the cord for good.

It doesn’t take long to spot the hopelessly amateurish spy her overprotective father has hired to keep an eye on her. Fortunately, Reece Nolan’s desperation to save his family’s pub makes it all too easy to convince him to turn double-agent. Yet there’s something different about him. His icy reserve sets her on fire…and ignites a secret yearning to let him see the mass of insecurities she hides behind her provocative persona.

Where Reece is a glacier of cool self-control, his brother Colin is a hot-blooded, unpredictable volcano. Libby’s instant friendship with Colin is more satisfying than anything she’s ever known—and traps her in completely foreign territory. She’s caught between one man determined to hold her at arm’s length, and another who offers her the intense connection she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Something’s got to give or the fallout could tear them all apart…and put the Nolan family’s future in serious jeopardy.

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"Put it on your to-be-read pile today!" —Long and Short Reviews

"Featuring realistic characters who are easy to care for, this is an entertaining read with a scorching romance that will leave readers breathless." Romantic Times

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Trespass

July 26, 2011 Samhain, ISBN: 9781609285036

He opened his home. She stole his heart…and his money.

Many would envy veterinarian Russ Gray’s life in rural Montana’s wide-open spaces. Russ calls it lonely. In a country with more cattle than eligible females, he doesn’t envision his seven years as a widower ending anytime soon. Until a mysterious woman lands at his door in the dead of night, riddled with buckshot.

Sarah Novak hates lying to such a kind, handsome man, but if an upstanding citizen like Russ finds out why she’s been three weeks on the run, he’d surely turn her in. Yet she can’t refuse his offer to let her stay until she heals, no questions asked.

From the start they fall into an easy companionship, then teasing flirtation flares into an unexpected intimate connection. But no matter how right it feels in his arms, guilt tugs at Sarah’s heart. Russ doesn’t deserve what she must do next.

When Russ wakes up with an empty bed—and an empty wallet—his first instinct isn’t to call the cops…it’s to catch her and find out why his urge to protect her overshadows all reason. Because he’s had a taste of real passion, and he’s not letting it slip away without a fight.

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"★★★★" Romantic Times

"Trespass is beautifully written, a powerful drama that will stay with you. I won't reveal the ending, but be ready to shed some happy tears." —Long and Short Reviews

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The Reluctant Nude

April 5, 2011 Samhain, ISBN: 9781609284190

Fallon Frost’s late foster mother had done so much to heal the wounds of her damaged childhood. So when a lecherous developer plans to bulldoze her old home to make room for a strip mall, the practical, ordered life Fallon has built for herself is threatened.

Then he makes a twisted proposal. He’ll leave the land alone if she poses nude for a sculpture that’ll end up in his collection. Seeing no other choice, she heads for Nova Scotia—only to find something totally unexpected. A sexy, hot-blooded, infuriating sculptor.

Guarded, sexually detached Fallon is a challenge Max Emery can’t wait to tackle. Yet with each tap of his chisel, he uncovers a woman who rekindles a dream he thought lost. Home, family…love. And the closer he gets to her core, the harder it becomes to accept that he’s carving her naked body for another man’s eyes.

As progress on the sculpture almost grinds to a halt, their fragile fantasy world collapses under the weight of reality. Threatening Fallon’s one chance to save her foster mother’s land…and any chance she and Max have to find love.

This story was a 2010 Golden Heart® finalist.

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"This is a truly wonderful plot that offers readers something fresh in the romance world. The concept of an artist and muse is extremely interesting, and the author has done an incredible job with the nuances of romance. ★★★★½" Romantic Times

"I was so invested in Fallon and Max… The Reluctant Nude is a gorgeous book that is pure romance. I really can’t recommend this one enough. A+" —Smexy Books

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Caught on Camera

April 1, 2011 Harlequin Blaze, ISBN: 9780373796120

Wilderness survival television star Dominic Tyler (Ty) and his assistant Kate Somersby are stranded in a remote cabin during a freak winter storm. Things look pretty bleak—until they make a fire and strip off their wet clothes….

Act I—set up
Survive This! is Kate's life…as are unscripted fantasies about Ty, her boss and best friend. But when Kate is suddenly injured, Ty decides filming is too dangerous for her. This will be Kate's last adventure for a while.

Act II—plot point
Kate is furious and threatens to quit. But Ty needs her. So what can he do? Keep her occupied by filming every minute of their intense and definitely unrehearsed sex!

Act III—cliff-hanger
It's Kate's choice now: Her hard-won career? Or end credits featuring dangerously wild sex with Ty? Ha. Some choice. But either way, the final cut is guaranteed to be a thrilling ride!

Praise

"Maguire…makes a spectacular Blaze debut with the story of a scruffy cable TV survival host, Dom Tyler, and his camera-wielding assistant, Kate Somersby, who've flirted with each other off-screen for years. (Their banter is charming and laugh-out-loud hilarious.) … Will they jeopardize their working relationship to find out if what they feel is love or lust? Fans of reality shows like Survivorman and Man vs. Wild will especially enjoy this one! ★★★★½" Romantic Times

"I really, really loved this damned book." —Penelope's Romance Reviews

Named a 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award nominee! Romantic Times