August 2010 TM PHONE: 02 6257 4833 FAX: 02 6257 4833 EMAIL: email@example.com www.intrigueromance.com.au Level 1, Garema Centre 70-86 Bunda Street Canberra City This month reader fave Cynthia Eden begins her new romantic suspense series, which kicks off with Deadly Fear, an ’edge of your seat’ page turner that will have you checking the locks on the doors. Monica and Luke have a complex and intensely passionate relationship and their race to stop the frighteningly evil killer will keep you absorbed to the last page. A brilliant beginning - we can’t wait for the next book … DEADLY FEAR BK#1 $16.95 Cynthia Eden TWO BRILLIANT AGENTS - FBI Special Agent Monica Davenport has made a career out of profiling serial killers. But getting inside the twisted minds of the cruel and the sadistic has taken its toll: She's walled herself off from the world. Yet Monica can't ignore fellow agent Luke Dante, the only man who ever broke through her defenses. ONE DREAM TEAM - Luke has the unique ability to put victims at ease . . . professionally, he and Monica made a perfect team. Now they're re- united to catch a murderer who uses his victims' deepest, darkest fears for sport - but their investigative skills aren't enough. Luke and Monica will have to face the secrets from their past, the ones that terrify them the most, if they are to have a future together. But can they catch a killer whose weapon is . . .DEADLY FEAR There wasn’t time for advance reading of any other books for this month’s catalogue, but look for more reviews next month. In the meantime, here are some more titles to check out in the catalogue—just some of the great reading around this month: Wicked Intentions—start of a new series from the wonderful Elizabeth Hoyt Ruthless—also start of a new historical series from one of our favourite authors, Anne Stuart Virtually Hers—Gennita Low (at last, the book we’ve spent years waiting for) Into the Crossfire and Shadows at Midnight—two books from Lisa Marie Rice, Shadows ….. writing as Elizabeth Jennings Veil of Night—a brand new one from Linda Howard Infamous—a brand new story from Suzanne Brockmann, first release in small p/back. Burning Up—a paranormal anthology, including stories from the fabulous Nalini Singh and the ‘uber’ talented Angela Knight. Water Bound—first in a new series from that queen of paranormal romance, Christine Feehan And much, much more …... This month, make sure you come in for some great deals in our ‘SHORT AND SWEET’ SALE. 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Something a man in his position walking the line between the living world and the para- can't afford. Something a man of his maturity could never hope for. normal realm. There are others who know about her Then a routine patrol finds them wrecked and marooned deep in the new powers-others with powerful tools and evil inten- Wyoming backcountry. And Anna unwraps Nevin's deepest secret of tions, and now that the man who "killed" her has been all: Beneath his tightly controlled exterior beats the wild heart of a tiger. murdered, the police are also paying close attention. Bk#1 Parallel Attraction. That means Harper has to watch her step while searching for the ghost of her "killer"-who could be a valuable clue in the puzzle of SEDUCED BY THE WOLF Bk#5 $16.95 Harper's past and her father's death, as well as a key to figuring out Terry Spear who's trying to manipulate her new powers and why ...Series begins His first priority is to protect his pack... 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Gil is deter- Sheri Whitefeather mined to do the right thing, even if it means a marriage of convenience It’s been two years since Jay and Beverly divorced and with the woman who's been raising his baby. Anabel Truman is sarcas- Jay still can’t get her off of his mind--or out of his fanta- tic, free-spirited, and totally wrong for him. But the sensations she sies. Even more frustrating is that Beverly hasn’t given rouses in him feel totally right … Good With His Hands: As next-door up her sultry job. She continues to work as a stripper at neighbors and best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan a local club--so close, yet so untouchable, except if have a "no sex" relationship. "No sex" equals continuing friendship. Jay’s willing to pay the price. Old passions and jealous- "Ohmygodyes" sex equals big problems and probably some serious ies lure him to the club. But it’s cash that brings Beverly dish throwing. It may be a rigid rule, but it works. Until Pete decides he around, and when Jay pays for a lap dance, it only makes him want her wants to push the line. If sensible Cassidy won't take his hints, he's back, and want her bad. Since her divorce from Jay, Beverly has under- ready to transform himself into the perfect "black tie" guy he thinks she gone past life regression sessions, where new-age therapy helps her wants. And once she's in his arms, he'll show her just what else that identify who she was in a past life: Princess Camille of yore, a young black tie can do... European bride who attempts to make her Middle Eastern prince hus- band fall in love with her by infiltrating his harem and becoming his most Coming in September: prized possession. Although unlike in many ways, both Camille and Belong to the Night—Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden et al (p/back Beverly use their empowering, erotic dance to unleash their desires. release) And Beverly’s and Jay’s relationship, once passionate, then dead, will Forbidden—Christina Phillips soon reach a whole new level of sensuality. Healer’s Choice—Jory Strong Riding the Night—Jaci Burton TEMPT NOT THE CAT $24.95 TRADE P/BACK Renegade—Lora Leigh J C Wilder Vampire Trinity—Joey W. Hill A woman whose chances for love were destroyed... Purely Sexual—Delta Dupree After surviving a brutal kidnapping, Erihn Spencer has Dragon Storm– Bianca D’Arc spent the past eighteen years living in the shadows. Sexy Beast 9—Crystal Jordan et al Scarred both physically and mentally, she spends her I Spy a Naughty Game—Jo Davis days writing romance novels dealing with the type of relationship she's avoided. The night before heading into the mountains to start her new novel, a stranger approaches and shakes her world with one perfect kiss. A man who could be her savior... From the moment Fayne kisses her, the desire to possess this shy beauty is irresistible. Thrown together in a secluded house in the mountains, he's torn between his need for her and the se- crets that are destined to force them apart. As Erihn struggles to break free from years of self- imposed isolation, he finds he is the one who is now trapped by his desires, his dark self. Their worlds collide and old secrets lead a bitter enemy to their door.