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In this romantic paranormal retelling of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the last heiress of Haskell Hall must face the demons hunting on the moors of Cornwall, killing Haskell heirs one by one, or see the entire village her estate supports left bereft. Aiding her will be her estate manager, Shelly Holmes, a female Sherlockian character who will help solve the gory murders only to face her own demons in the process. Lil Haskell Trent, redoubtable daughter to a Colorado gold miner, is not a wilting English wildflower. She scoffs at the rumors of predators on the moor and gypsy curses even as she battles for control of her new estate with the long time estate manager, Ian Griffith. As overseers, his family has been granted a wing of the mansion, a wing Lil is forbidden to inspect. And so of course she finagles the keys from the housekeeper and invades his chambers. The rumors of wolves on the moors she might not believe, but the mysteries behind Ian's strange amber eyes she is determined to solve. In the process, Lil will learn the ageless lesson of women throughout history: only love can bring moldering Haskell Hall into the light. But will she be just the next Haskell victim or the only heiress brave enough to break the curse? Book #1 Shelly Holmes series
"Newly revised! Paperback, new cover, Book #1 of the Shelly Holmes trilogy, The Wolf of Haskell Hall, Top Pick Romanitc Times!"
He finished scribbling a ticket and handed her a small board so she could sign. Reluctantly, she did so, stuffing the ticket into her purse without looking at it. “What have I done that’s so awful? I was only trying out my new car, and no one’s even passed us since we’ve been sitting here.” She got out of the car. She didn’t like the way he towered over her, so when he moved to put the cuffs on her, she stuck her hands behind her back. “Let me go. Please? I promise not to exceed the limit again.” Until I make it out of this Podunk state…
“Lady, I have a feeling you exceed every limit there is, but that’s the judge’s problem. You’ve already made me write my first speeding ticket in at least ten years.” He pulled a cigar out of his shirt pocket and stuck in it his mouth, chewing on it as if he badly wanted to light it.
“We all have our temptations,” she said pointedly, eyeing the vivid label, which she recognized as a very expensive brand because her Rothschild grandfather, Edgar, smoked the same one. When she tilted her head curiously, eyeing him with bright blue intelligence, he took the unlighted cigar out of his mouth, put it back in his pocket, and continued calmly, “Your hands, please.”
That’s the Texas Ranger motto, but when Chad Foster’s rebellious brother goes missing, it’s time to put his elite training to use investigating a crime that strikes much closer to home. Turning Los Angeles inside out to retrieve Trey and save their ranch from a ruthless land grab is a no brainer, even if it puts his badge at risk. His only lead is a heart-stoppingly sensuous exotic dancer with a very tempting butterfly tattoo, the woman who helped scam his brother out of their ranch. But staying on top of this redhead's every suggestive word and sensual move means putting his case—and his heart—right in the line of fire . . .
A Texas Ranger, complete with quarter horse, is as out of place in downtown L.A. as a lawman is in the bed of a suspect, but with both their lives at risk, Chad has to put his trust in the one woman who could bring him down for good, and pray that somehow hard evidence is really just a pack of lies. . .
“Intense romantic suspense with a sexy edge.”
—Tanya Anne Crosby, -New York Times Bestselling Author
As of 08/08/16 -
Being a Texas Ranger is Zach Travis’s destiny. But war-weary Zach didn’t come home to Texas to take on his father’s legacy, only to heal his emotional scars…until his family’s compound is invaded by an enemy as brazen as she is beautiful. Not only does Hana Nakatomi seem willing to risk everything for the sake of her own birthright, she could be tied to the organized crime syndicate responsible for the murder of a Ranger. Yet, from the first moment Zach has the alluring thief in his grasp, he can’t deny the pulsing attraction between them….
It’s Zach’s duty to bring Hana in for questioning. But he has his own ideas about how to capitalize on her street smarts and martial arts skills. Even as sparks fly during their pursuit of a common enemy, Zach is never sure if Hana is his ally—or his worst nightmare. One thing’s for certain: she’s the first woman to breach the walls of his battered heart….
“Intense romantic suspense with a sexy edge.” —New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby on Foster Justice"
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