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Dark Whispers

(Book 22 in the Secrets series)
A collection of stories by

Rachel Carrington - Breathless

Lark Hogan is a martial arts expert who has been trained to handle almost anything, except for the death of her sister at the hands of a madman. Seeking vengeance, Lark sets out to stop him, but though endowed with special gifts, she knows she can't do it without help.
Zac is a mystery and a dangerous ally for Lark. He is a mercenary, an independent wizard who lives life only for himself, loving no one. The last thing he wants to do is help this sexy, lethal woman who confronts him, even if she knows what he is.
Confronting a common enemy, Lark and Zac battle their own demons as well as their own powerful attraction, and when sex gives way to love, this couple will fight to the death to protect what they've found.

To My Readers: I've always been fascinated by wizards, but for the longest time, they'd always been decent and upstanding. No roguery allowed... until Zac. When I got the idea for this storyline, I knew the heroine would have to be someone who could match a rogue wizard in both skills and wit. Lark is exactly who and what Zac needs. I hope you feel the same after reading Breathless.

Ellie Marvel - Heat

What's a mild-mannered alien guy to do when he goes into heat far from his home, and the only compatible female around is a rough and tumble Terran mining specialist who's a friend of his but not one to hop into bed with anybody, much less him? Answer: he courts her. The old-fashioned Terran way, at least insofar as his research about the backwater planet can determine. Because if Tarkin can't seduce the tomboyish Sarai before his cycle ends, he won't get a second chance at love.

To My Readers: I love me some nice guy! I also love to turn romance staples on their heads, shake them up like pennies in a pig, and see what falls out. In Heat,the romance staple I've twisted is "mating lust" and what has fallen out
is... Tarkin. I hope you enjoy reading about Tarkin and Sarai as much as I enjoyed writing them!

Calista Fox - Midnight Rendezvous

From New York to Cabo to Paris to Tokyo, Cat Hewitt and David Essex share decadent midnight rendezvous'. But when the real world presses in on their erotic fantasies, and Cat's life is in danger, will their whirlwind romance stand a chance?

To My Readers: I'm an adventurer at heart, so I enjoy creating characters with the same passion for life and excitement of the unknown. And what's more exciting
than having a gorgeous man whisk you away to exotic locales for romantic,decadent midnight rendezvous?

For Cat Hewitt, all of her wildest dreams are about to come true...

As always, my deepest gratitude and appreciation to Alex and Cindy,my publisher and editor. And to Mary J. Leader, a dear friend and mentor who inspired the topic of CVD in this book, and the importance of heightening awareness of this disease, especially with women. And to Dr. Maguire for his insight in this area.

Elisa Adams - Birthday Wish

Turning thirty shouldn't be a big deal, but for Anna Kelly, it marks a deadline she's about to miss. Her list of goals she wanted to accomplish before hitting that magic number is almost complete - except for one thing. She's always wanted to spend one night with sexy Dean Harrison. When Dean asks her what she wants for her birthday, she grabs the opportunity to ask him for an experience she'll never forget.

To My Readers: Have you ever had something you've always wanted to do, but have never had the courage to follow through with it? Anna has wanted Dean for a long time, but she's never told him. When he asks her what she wants for her birthday - and tells her she can have anything - she knows it's not an opportunity she can pass up. Birthday Wish is about what happens when one woman has the courage to go after her fantasies.

Paperback Editions

December 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Secrets, Vol. 22: Dark Whispers
Author(s): Ellie Marvel, Calista Fox, Elisa Adams, Rachel Carrington
ISBN: 1-60310-002-4 / 978-1-60310-002-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Red Sage Pub Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU