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    Not Quite Dead


    He’s gorgeous, he’s got great manners, he’s got a mission to accomplish. The only drawback? He’s been dead for a hundred years.

    Sabine Harper’s night started out badly—a dead man jumped out of his grave, she was chased by a vampire and now she has an uninvited guest. The worst part? A guy who may or may not be entirely dead is looking ten times better than any living man she’s ever dated.

    Willem Breaux has only three days to avenge his murder, but upon awakening more than a century into the future, he discovers that he needs Sabine’s help more than he could have imagined. And in the end, he’ll need her love more than anything else.

    Can Willem and Sabine find love—and a little laughter—in spite of time, death and an evil that’s waited a century to make its move?

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    Heart of the Sea


    Publisher: Samhain
    ISBN-13: 9781599986777
    ISBN-10: 1599986779

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    Can the promise of true love overcome a bitter Selkie curse?

    A Love and Lore story.

    Ronan Burbank once had it all. Wealth, privilege, a thriving company. But one tragedy turned everything he touched to ash.

    Meriel Byrne’s life was fairytale perfect until the day she fell into the sea off the Rhode Island coast. The moment her body touched the water, a generations-forgotten curse burst into life, transforming her into a mythical creature of the ocean, a Selkie.

    Seven years later, Meriel saves a lone sailor when his boat capsizes in rough seas. Once on shore, she discovers that the half-drowned sailor is none other than Ronan. But he is not as she remembers him.

    Magic overcomes her and she changes back to human form, but their joyful reunion and rekindled love is cruelly brief. She can only stay human for one day.

    With passion drawn from the heart of the sea, Meriel and Ronan set out to break the curse—and prove that love is stronger than evil.


    Carolina Wolf


    Publisher: Samhain
    ISBN-13: 9781605043746
    ISBN-10: 1605043745

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    Librarian Debra Henry is boring. And she’s okay with that. Really. It’s not as if the teensy amount of witchcraft that flows in her veins is worth getting excited about. Yet someone–or something–thinks it’s worth crawling out of the swamps to attack her. Those “somethings” are werewolves. When one of them is hurt saving her, the least she can do is take him home and patch him up. Healing him stirs more than her senses. Maddox Moreau awakens the magic that sleeps in her blood. And suddenly, life’s not quite so boring. A wildlife manager at Congaree National Park by day, Maddox likes being the BWIS–Big Wolf In the Swamp. By night, he lets his wild side out to play lone wolf. At least until he meets the one woman who can share his soul. Perhaps it’s best, though, if he holds off on sharing his preference for raw meat. Rescuing her seals his fate–but only if he can protect her from a rogue of his kind. A werewolf with a nasty stalker streak…

    Product Warnings

    This story contains hunky werewolves, librarian fetishes, Southern humor, smart-ass women and men who think that’s sexy, magic, medieval legends, disco music and flatulent Boxers. (The dogs, not the underwear.)


    Carolina Pearl


    Publisher: Samhain
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    A family legend could lead to a treasure more precious than pearls…or get them killed.

    Between babysitting her very pregnant sister-in-law and fending off her mother’s nagging about her marital status, Blair Moreau is going insane. Her only hold on sanity is her daily walk for a guilty peek at her crush, the sexy neighbor who’s fixing up the old Cotesworth place.

    Conn Lucas, the bastard son of Culford’s leading family, got way out of town a long time ago. When the only relative who didn’t despise him leaves him her 250-year-old house, Conn plans to refurbish it, flip it, and get back to Connecticut as soon as possible. Until a local beauty with a rare talent for DIY gives him a hand with some stubborn siding.

    When he makes her mad enough to swing a two-by-four at his head, he realizes Blair is better than perfect. Especially when his efforts to keep her from killing him explode into an erotic rush of adrenaline that unleashes desires they’ve both kept hidden.

    Breaking through Conn’s tough shell isn’t as difficult Blair’s next hurdle—telling him she’s a werewolf. First, though, they’ve got to deal with meddling ghosts and a bad ol’ boy cousin who isn’t above taking what he wants at nail-gun point…


    This book contains a smokin’ hot werewolf chick with serious DIY know-how and a man who thinks that’s sexy; illegal use of nail guns; things to do in a claw-foot tub; pirate references; piddling Dobermans and meddling ghosts. Which is better than meddling Dobermans and piddling ghosts.


    Love and Lore


    Publisher: Samhain
    Pub Date: November 2007

    ISBN-13: 9781599987231
    ISBN-10: 1599987236

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    Journey to the heart of Celtic legend. Samhain is pleased to celebrate its second anniversary with three novellas that will lure you into the labyrinth of Celtic myth and legend.

    In WILDISH THINGS, Carolan Ivey brings together an artist who is wounded in both body and spirit, and a sexy Irish bad boy on a Harley. Their whirlwind fling across Ireland takes a dangerous turn when their sexual chemistry awakens the deadly lust of an ancient goddess.

    Gia Dawn’s offering of A FAIRY SPECIAL GIFT has it all: A woman who can see fairies and wishes she couldn’t, and a man who promises to help her with her “problem”for the price of a kiss. Stir in the Celtic god Lugh who wants the woman for himself, rowdy flock of untamed pixies, and a pining Banshee in need of a makeover, and let’s just say there aren’t enough fairy traps in the world to control the chaos.

    The HEART OF THE SEA beckons in Sela Carsen’s take on the Selkie legend. When a woman accidentally falls into the sea and turns into a seal, the man she loves believes her drowned. Seven years later, she rescues him from a shipwreck and for one blissful night, she returns to her human form. But only for a night. Can true love overcome the Selkie curse?

    Warning: This book contains graphic language, explicit sex, mild bondage, wildly unpredictable gods and goddesses, unruly fairies, wet Selkies, and loads of fun.

    Tickle My Fantasy


    Publisher: Samhain
    Pub Date: December 2009
    ISBN: 978-1-60504-453-8

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    Go ahead. Try to resist the magic. We dare you!

    Carolina Wolf by Sela Carsen
    Debra knows that the teensy amount of witchcraft in her veins isn’t worth getting excited about. Yet someone—or something—thinks it’s worth attacking her. Rescuing her seals Maddox’s fate, but only if he can protect her from a rogue of his kind. A werewolf with a nasty streak…and a preference for raw meat.

    The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo and the Poltergeist Accountant by Vivi Andrews
    Lucy is doomed. Not to death. To nightly visits from recently deceased Casanovas without the bodies to scratch her itch. Then a living fantasy arrives on her doorstep. Is her dry spell at an end? Not hardly. Jake has been sent to prevent her from getting laid until a particular horny phantom—and key witness in his investigation—pays her a visit. by MK Mancos
    Even though she lives without a paranormalady, Lucille has managed to carve a niche for herself with a paranormal matchmaking service. Enter Jager, deposed king of the Titans and successful paratrader. She can match anyone, except him. She doesn’t know that he’s out to negotiate the deal of a lifetime—a future with her.

    Witches Anonymous by Misty Evans
    Amy is done with Devil-worshipping. After swearing an oath never to use magic again, she’s in the market for a normal guy to complement her new lifestyle. And Adam looks like perfect hero material. Lucifer, however, isn’t about to be nice about letting her go…

    Product Warnings

    This book contains hunky werewolves, smart-ass women and men who think that’s sexy, magic, angels, medieval legends, inter-species romance, disco music and flatulent Boxers. (The dogs, not the underwear.)

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