Synopsis de la série :
Morgan Rowlands, une jeune étudiante de 17 ans, vit une vie très banale jusqu'à la rencontre d'un mystérieux jeune homme, Cal Blaire. Un jour, Cal invite quelques personnes chez lui avant d'annoncer qu'il est wiccan. Alors, Cal demande qui aimerait tenter l'expérience de faire un rituel. Morgan accepte comme quelques autres. Puis, pendant le rituel, Morgan sent de l'énergie, tellement qu'ils doivent arrêter le rituel pour laisser Morgan se reposer. Voilà que commence l'expérience de Morgan avec la Wicca. - source : Wikipédia Sorcière (Cate Tiernan)
Cate Tiernan, née Gabrielle Charbonnet, est une auteure américaine originaire de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Sa série "Sweep" (Sorcière) a été publiée pour la première fois en 2001 aux éditions Penguin Group. Bien qu'elle ne soit pas wiccane, l'auteure aime aborder ce sujet, surtout la tradition qu'ont les wiccans de reconnaître la puissance de la femme. - source : Wikipédia Cate Tiernan
Nora's former publisher, Silhouette Books, is constantly reprinting some of her old books and offering them into 2-in-1 books. Here they are, in order of the published edition shown below:
From the Heart TONIGHT AND ALWAYS
When a renowned anthropologist agreed to help a writer research his new novel, she wasn't prepared for the passion their collaboration would spark...
A MATTER OF CHOICE
An international smuggling ring traps a beautiful antiques dealer and a New York City cop in a web of danger and desire...
ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS
Two Washington television reporters try protect their love from their own professional rivalry -- and the hazards of their celebrity...
Summer Pleasures SECOND NATURE
Wangling an exclusive with notoriously reclusive Hunter Brown was a real coup for Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe. But alone on a camping trip with the seductively mysterious author, she discovered it was Hunter she wanted... exclusively.
A summer spent travelling across America with cynical, brooding photojournalist Shade Colby was not Celebrity photographer Bryan Mitchell's idea of a dream assignment. They disagreed about everything -- everything, that is, except the fierce attraction they could not deny.
Going Home UNFINISHED BUSINESS
She wanted answers from her estranged mother and went home to find them. But Vanessa Sexton also found Brady Tucker, the man who'd once broken her heart...and still left her breathless.
ISLAND OF FLOWERS
Innocent Laine Simmons hardly expected the father she barely knew to welcome her. However, she was completely unprepared for the suspicion of her father's sexy partner Dillon O'Brian or for his intense passion.
MIND OVER MATTER
Protecting her mother's interests pitted no-nonsense agent Aurora Fields against ruthlessly determined David Brady. But there were few David couldn't charm if he set his mind to it -- and this time it really mattered.
Table for Two SUMMER DESSERTS
When love-resistant dessert chef Summer Lyndon develops a taste for her delectable boss Blake Cocharan, her legendary willpower is put to the ultimate test.
Publicist Juliet Trent never mixes business with pleasure, but her newest client, charming ladies' man and chef Carlo Franconi, is determine to whet her appetite for love.
Truly Madly Manhattan LOCAL HERO
His trade was creating heroes, but comic book writer Mitch Dempsey had never seen himself as one. But something about Hester Wallace, the shy single mom who moved in upstairs, made him long to protect, honor and love her forever...
Playing Booth DeWitt's cruel ex-wife was pushing Ariel Kirkwood's acting career in the right direction -- but pushing sexy Booth away. She wanted to be his leading lady -- for life. Could she convince Booth to see her for the woman she truly was?
Engaging the Enemy A WILL AND A WAY
Reunion ONCE MORE WITH FEELING
It had been more than five years since Raven Williams had laid eyes on Brandon Carstairs, the man who'd stolen her heart. Now he offered her the opportunity of a lifetime -- to work with him on his latest venture. And despite the painful ache he brought to her life, Raven found herself powerless to say no...
TREASURES LOST, TREASURES FOUND
She was haunted by an unfulfilled dream...and the memory of the man who'd first awakened her heart. But to realize her dream, Kate Hardesty needed the help of Ky Silver. Kate had left him once upon a time. Would she now see that they were truly meant to be together?
Two of a Kind IMPULSE
For once in her life, Rebecca Malone decided to follow her impulses, jettison the familiar and head to Greece -- she was determined to have an adventure! So when a sexy stranger began to romance her, she couldn't resist playing the sophisticated, well-traveled woman a powerful engaging man like him might desire. Falling in love with Stephen Nickodemus was absolutely not part of her plan. How on earth was she going to explain to the man she'd given her heart to that she was not the woman he'd believed her to be? And then convince him she still was the woman he loved...
THE BEST MISTAKE
She'd been a model on the fast track to the stars when she'd gotten pregnant. Now Zoe Fleming was a hardworking single mother looking for a tenant to help her share the cost of running her household. What she got was J. Cooper McKinnon, both a curmudgeon and a charmer, a man who befriended her young son and bewitched Zoe from the start. She had less than not time for a man -- Zoe just needed the money. Either this was a recipe for total disaster...or the best mistake she'd ever made!
Rules of Play OPPOSITES ATTRACT
They were like night and day -- Ty Starbuck, a man known for his passions, and Asher Wolfe, infamous for her icy control. Together they'd set the world ablaze. Even after years apart, she still wanted him, deeply. But she had a secret she could never share -- even with the man she still loved. If only she could reveal the truth...
THE HEART'S VICTORY
He was the man she once dreamed about, but never dared to love. But now that Cynthia Fox was back in town, she was forced to confront Lance Matthews and all the old feelings speeding between them. Like the world of auto racing, Foxy knew the stakes were hight -- but so was the prize. Because this time, the only true victory would be love.
Dangerous RISKY BUSINESS
She was a maddening combination of mystery and innocence. But Liz was the key to finding his brother's killer, so cynical Jonas Sharpe had to stick close...too close for comfort.
He had shattered her world once, but when Lucas MacLean reentered Autumn's life, she couldn't deny the love still blazing inside her -- or the evidence she had that said he could be guilty of murder.
He'd never known the warmth of a home -- until he found his way to Charity's inn...and into her arms. But Roman DeWinter had come looking for a criminal mastermind -- and all evidence pointed to Charity.
Dream Makers UNTAMED
Jo Wilder had the heart of a lion and the temper of a wildcat. And when Keane Prescott crossed her path, she bared her claws. Jo was certain her charming new boss imperiled everything she cared for, but she couldn't deny the attraction between them. Though Keane's kisses left her breathless, it was his tenderness that threatened to tame her heart.
LESS OF A STRANGER
Confident and colossally arrogant, David Katcherton swept into Megan Miller's life and awakened feelings that had long been lying dormant. But she wasn't about to fall for this irresistible stranger who was after her grandfather's business. As Katch challenged her to fulfill her dreams, he also aroused passions she'd never known before...
The Gift HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
After years spent abroad, reporter Jason Law returned home determined to win back the girl he left behind. It would take all his skills -- and then some -- to win Faith back. But this time, nothing would stand in his way -- it was time faith was rewarded.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
Identical twin boys Zeke and Zach wanted only one gift from Santa this year: a new mom! But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Miss Davis, was his destiny and part of Santa's plan wasn't as easy as they'd hoped...
All Grabriel Bradley wanted was solitude. But when Laura ended up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, desperate, alone and on the run, the modern-day Scrooge couldn't turn her away. For she brought him the gift of passion, life, hope...if he had the courage to reach for it.
Mysterious THIS MAGIC MOMENT
For Ryan Swan, who's learned never to give her trust, master illusionist Pierce Atkins was the last man to whom she should give her heart. Especially since he was planning a death defying stunt he might not escape from. But in Pierce's enthralling presence, all Ryan's defenses seemed to vanish...like magic.
SEARCH FOR LOVE
Arriving at her long lost relatives' Brittany estate, Serenity Smith was greeted with cold politeness by the Comtesse de Kergallen and her darkly handsome grandson, Christophe. Refusing to believe their scandalous stories about her late parents, Serenity set out to prove they were false...but getting the enigmatic Christophe to change his mind about her would prove an equally worthy challenge.
THE RIGHT PATH
After a frightening encouter with a knife-wielding stranger, Morgan James was bewildered when her "attacker" turned out to be the very wealthy Nicholas Gregoras. But could Morgan's suspicions about the mysterious Greek tycoon withstand the all consuming desire ignited by his kiss?
First Impressions FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Escaping the traps of gold-digging women, wealthy businessman Vance Banning moves to rural Maryland. All he wants is peace, quiet and to keep away from women. The last thing he needs is his sassy, sexy neighbor Shane Abbott. But he has no idea how determined Shane will be when it comes to giving a helping hand -- or a loving heart.
When small-town girl Hilary Baxter is offered a prestigious six-month modeling conract by Bret Bardoff, handsome, charming and the owner and publisher of fashionable Mode Magazine, the sky is the limit. Thrust into a glamorous career in New York, Hilary knows she has it all...except for the one thing she really wants: Bret's love.
Love by Design LOVING JACK
Somehow her own fictional brooding hero had turned up in person under her own roof, and now all romance writer Jackie MacNamara had to do was convince stubborn Nathan Powell that happily-ever-after began at home -- and in her arms...
BEST LAID PLANS
She was the sexiest thing in a hard hat that architect Cody Johnson had ever seen, but structural engineer Abra Wilson also had a will as strong as a steel girder -- and just about as flexible. But Cody had plans for Abra that not even this spirited beauty could resist...
Worth the Risk PARTERS
Matthew Bates had wanted Laurel Armand for years, but he was her professional nemesis, and the sultry Southern belle has always kept him at a safe distance. But when the rival reporters are forced to work together on a case of murder and madness down in steamy New Orleans, the sparks fly. Determined to get their story, Matt and Laurel find themselves in the path of a deranged killer, putting love and life on the line.
THE ART OF DECEPTION
Supposedly he had come to her father's estate looking for respite. But was handsome Adam Haines really the man he pretended to be? Kirby Fairchild couldn't be sure. What she did know was that as the days and nights wore on, the attraction she felt for him was building, whether she wanted it to or not. Was she in danger of falling hard for a stranger who was even more practiced in the art of deception than she was?
Nora Roberts is a world-known bestselling author. She has sold over 280 million copies of her books, in 35 countries and some were made into movies for the television. She is, without a doubt, my favorite author and even my inspiration when I gave writing a try.
Her books are divided in three sections: series (such as trilogies and saga), books that were published as 2-in-1 (and sometimes 3-in-1), and others.
I am still working on the series' page, so bear with me!
Read one of her books, and you'll be hooked!
Hot Ice Even jaded Whitney MacAllister is taken by surprise when a stranger in black leather hijacks her Mercedes - just before the bullets start flying. But this is no ordinary kidnapping attempt and the wounded man is no common criminal.
Without warning, Whitney is thrust into a partnership with an enigmatic stranger to stay one step ahead of death itself.
Ahead of them is a last chance at redemption. Behind them is a pack of merciless killers who coolly eliminate anyone in their way. For both Whitney and the stranger, it's an exotic quest for meaning that will take them to the sultry wilds of Madagascar. There the game will be played out to its terrifying conclusion, one that may have no winners or losers. Or survivors.
Sacred Sins There are no escaping the sizzling heat of the Washington summer... or the twisted ministry of "The Priest" - a madman who is strangling slender, pretty blondes with the white silk scarf of a priest, leaving notes that forgive his victims.
But it's the flame of white-hot passion that is giving Tess Court and Ben Paris real trouble - two professionals who can't quite keep a professional distance from each other.
TESS COURT, the top-notch shrink assigned to the case by the mayor, is slender, pretty and blonde...
BEN PARIS, a magnetic police sergeant in charge of the investigation, is unable to resist her.
But someone else has his eyes on Tess... someone who dreams of saving her, of cleansing her soul with his special brand of absolution in the hot, still night.
Lawless Half-Apache and all man, Jake Redman was more than a match for the wild Arizona Territory. Sarah Conway, on the other hand, was an Eastern Lady who belonged anywhere else but on the rugged land Jake loved. Still, the stubborn beauty was determined to make Lone Bluff her home...
Though Jake was annoyed to find himself playing guardian angel to this tantalizing innocent, he was even more disgusted to find he liked it. Because beneath Sarah's ladylike demeanor beat the heart of a true pioneer, a woman he yearned to make his own.
Divine Evil With blowtorch and steel Clare Kimball has sculpted a personal vision that commands the attention of the New York art world. But success cannot burn away the vague, troubling memories, the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Maryland, tot he small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances never really explained.
Emmitsboro is just as Clare remembered - the same familiar faces, the same chatty gossip passed over the counter at the local diner. Nothing much has changed - except Cameron Rafferty. Once the high-school bad boy, he landed on the right side of the law and is now the town sheriff. The only clue to his wild, passionate nature is the light in his eyes when he looks at Clare. In Cam's strong arms Clare is seduced into faling in love. And into believing her small-town world is safe...
But within the dark woods of Emmitsboro something evil spreads its poisonous power. Now the once-peaceful town is wrapped in a cloak of terror, hiding a treacherous heart. And now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past...and confront and evil that may be unstoppable - because those who practice it believe it is divine.
Sanctuary Photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she'd escaped the house called Sanctuary long ago. She'd spent her loneliest years there, after the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her mother. Yet the sprawling resort off the Georgia coast continues to haunt her dreams. And now, even more haunting are the pictures someone is sending her: strange close-ups and candids, culminating in the most shocking portrait of all - a photo of her mother... naked, beautiful, and dead. Now Jo must return to the island, and to her bitterly estranged family - and, with the help of one man, learn the truth about the tragic past. But Sanctuary may be the most dangerous place of all... Homeport The Maine air is bitterly cold when Dr. Miranda Jones arrives at the family home after a busy lecture tour. But her blood turns to ice when she suddenly feels the knife against her throat.
The unseen assailant steals her bags, slashes her tires, and disappears. Deeply shaken, Miranda is determined to put the experience behind her. Distraction comes when she is summoned to Italy - to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady. But instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as the leading expert in the field, the job nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question. Emotionally estranged from her mother, with a brother immersed in his own troubles, Miranda has no one to turn to... except Ryan Boldari, a seductive art thief whose own agenda forces them into a reluctant alliance.
Now it becomes clear that the incident in Maine was not a simple mugging - and that The Dark Lady may possess as many secrets as its beautiful namesake once did. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself - and a partner who offers her both unnerving suspicion and intoxicating passion - the only way home is filled with deception, treachery, and a danger that threatens them all.
The Reef Marine archeologist Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique's Curse - a jeweled amulet heavy with history, dark with legend, and tainted with blood. In order to find this precious artifact, the Beaumonts reluctantly form a partnership with salvagers Buck and Matthew Lassiter.
Having to share this dream is more than Tate can bear, but she has little choice. As the Beaumonts and Lassiters pool their resources to locate Angelique's Curse, the Caribbean waters thicken and darken with shadowy deceptions and hidden threats. Their partnership is placed in jeopardy when Matthew refuses to share information - including the truth behind his father's mysterious death several years earlier. For now, Tate and Matthew continue their uneasy alliance - until danger and desire begin to rise to the surface...
The Villa Tyler MacMillan is the manager of the MacMillan vines and the distilling process, a job that suits his frank and no-frills personality. Creative and flashy, Sophia Giambelli is head of Giambelli's public relations, and her job has been to put the best spin on whatever her family business produces - hard to do when the merger requires that she and Tyler switch jobs, and particularly hard to do when her own heart seems to spin out of control whenever they're together.
Soon after the merger goes through, Tyler and Sophia learn that they have bigger problems than their conflicting work styles. Tony Avano, a Giambelli executive and Sophia's father, is murdered, and threats surface against the Giambelli women. As a quiet woman, Sophia's mother, Pilar, has made few enemies, except for Tony's new wife, Rene. The matriarch of the family - known simply as La Signora - may have knocked some rivals aside as she clawed her way to the top, but few would have reason to threaten her now. When poison is discovered in Giambelli wine, Sophia and Tyler learn the killer is much closer than they thought.
Three Fates When the Lusitania sank, one survivor became a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief - but keeping the small silver statue her lifted, a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that priceless heirloom, one of a long-separated set of three, has been stolen. And Malachi, Gideon and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-great-grandfather's treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune.
The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York, where they will meet a brilliant scholar who will aid them in their hunt - and an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates...
Northern Lights Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere to go, he accepts the job as chief of police of this tiny, remote Alaskan town, where the peace provides a balm for his shattered soul - and an unexpected affair with pilot Meg Galloway warms his nights...
But other things in Lunacy are heating up. Nate suspects the killer in an unsolved murder still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.
Blue Smoke Reena Hale's destiny was shaped in the destructive - yet fascinatingly beautiful - fire that leveled her family's pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested - although sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. But she can't always blame the men. After all, a soot-caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn't the biggest turn-on in the world. Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different. He's been trying to find Reena ever since the long-ago night when he glimpsed her from afar. And now that she's close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go.
Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena's life - with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes. And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins - of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction - she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced...
Tribute Cilla McGowan, a former child star, has found a more satisfying life restoring homes. So she comes to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to save the dilapidated farmhouse that once belonged to her grandmother - a legendary actress who died of an overdose more than thirty years ago.
Plunging into the project with gusto, Cilla's almost too busy and exhausted to notice her neighbor, graphic novelist Ford Sawyer. Determined not to carry on the family tradition of ill-fated romances, Cilla steels her self against Ford's quirky charm, though she can't help indulging in a little fantasy.
But it's reality that holds its share of dangers for Cilla. A cache of unsigned letters found in the attic points to a mysterious romance in her grandmother's life - a may be the catalyst for a frightening, violent assault. And if Cilla and Ford are unable to sort out who is targeting her and why, she may, like her world-famous grandmother, be cut down in the prime of her life.
Depuis Légende, son premier roman publié en 1984 et récompensé par le prix Tour Eiffel en France, David Gemmell n'a eu à son actif que des best-sellers. Reconnu comme le roi de l'heroic fantasy en Grande-Bretagne, cet ancien journaliste, grand gaillard de deux mètres, avait été videur dans les bars de Soho à Londres avant de prendre la plume. Sa gouaille naturelle lui avait toujours permis d'éviter de se servir de ses cent vingt kilos. Cette gouaille se retrouve dans ses ouvrages dont le rythme soutenu entraîne le lecteur dans des aventures épiques et hautes en couleur, où Gemmell savait mettre tout son coeur. Ce même coeur qui l'a abandonné en juillet 2006, à l'âge de cinquante-sept ans. Source - Biographie à l'intérieur de ses romans
1 - Légende Druss est une légende.
Ses exploits sont connus de tous. Mais il a choisi de vivre retiré loin des hommes, au sommet d'une montagne. Là, il attend son ennemi de toujours : la mort.
Dros Delnoch est une forteresse.
C'est le seul endroit par lequel une armée peut traverser les montagnes. Protégée par six remparts, elle était la place forte de l'empire drenaï. C'est maintenant le dernier bastion, car tous les autres sont tombés devant l'envahisseur nadir.
Et le vieux guerrier est son seul espoir.
2 - Waylander Le Roi de Drenaï a été assassiné.
Une armée d'envahisseurs déferle sur le pays, avec pour mot d'ordre de tuer hommes, femmes et enfants. Mais tout espoir n'est pas perdu. Il repose sur les épaules de celui que la nation surnomme Waylander. Seul, il va s'aventurer en territoire nadir pour retrouver la célèbre Armure de Bronze, symbole de liberté.
Mais peut-on faire confiance à ce Waylander?...
Après tout, c'est lui qui a assassiné le roi.
3 - Le Roi sur le Seuil Un siècle s'est écoulé depuis l'incroyable résistance de la forteresse de Dros Delnoch.
Mais aujourd'hui, le tyrannique empereur Ceska a pris le contrôle du territoire drenaï. Dans sa quête de pouvoir, il a trahi ses plus fidèles soldats, le corps d'armée du Dragon. Le massacre fut terrible et Tenaka Khan est le seul survivant. Il n'est pas près d'oublier la trahison de son maître. Dans ses veines coule le sang d'ancêtres mythiques : Regnak et Ulric, qui guerroyèrent l'un contre l'autre au temps de Druss la Légende. Avec un tel héritage, la glace et le feu fusionnent pour forger un chef à la volonté trempée comme l'acier. dans le regard violet du Khan brillent les flammes de la haine. Sa mâchoire et ses poings sont serrés.
Et aujourd'hui, son coeur crie vengeance!
Né en 1960 à Beyrouth, Raymond Khoury quitte le Liban en 1975. Il se consacre à une carrière dans la finance, avant de se lancer dans l'écriture de scénarios pour des séries télévisées comme Dinotopia en 2002, puis MI-5 en 2004 et 2005. Le dernier templier (Presses de la Cité, 2006), son premier roman, est un best-seller traduit dans de nombreux pays. Il s'est vendu à plus de 3 millions d'exemplaires dans le monde. Eternalis, son deuxième roman, a paru en 2008 aux Presses de la Cité, suivi du Signe en 2009. Source - Eternalis
1 - Le Dernier Templier Grande soirée de vernissage au Metropolitan Museum de New York où sont présentés les fabuleux trésors du Vatican. Soudain, quatre cavaliers en costume de Templiers sèment l'apocalypse parmi les robes longues et les smokings. En quelques minutes, tout est ravagé. Réfugiée derrière une vitrine, Tess, une brillante archéologue, assiste au pillage. Très vite, elle a le sentiment que ces intrus, loin d'être de simples criminels, ont un lien avec la véritable histoire des chevaliers du Temple.
Seul Sean Reilly, un agent du FBI, fait confiance à l'intuition de la jeune femme. Ensemble, ils vont enquêter sur un mystère ancestral : ces moines-soldats, protecteurs des croisés, ne détenaient-ils pas un secret qui, dévoilé, aurait pu faire chuter le Vatican, l'Église et la chrétienté tout entière?
2 - Eternalis Bagdad, 2003. L'armée américaine fait une étonnante découverte : un laboratoire souterrain dans lequel sont entassés les cadavres de dizaines d'individus ayant visiblement servi de cobayes pour de terribles expériences. Seul indice, sur le mur d'une des cellules de torture a été tracé un ouroboros, serpent qui se mord la queue.
Beyrouth, 2006. Mia, généticienne en mission au Liban, assiste à l'enlèvement de sa mère, Evelyn. Archéologue passionnée, cette dernière négociait l'achat d'un livre rare, un codex orné d'un ouroboros.
Prête à tout pour la retrouver, Mia fait équipe avec un agent de la CIA, et se lance dans une véritable course contre la montre à travers tout le Moyen-Orient.
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