ONCE A RAKE

All he wants is her help . . .

Colonel Ian Ferguson may be a rake, but he's no traitor. Accused of trying to kill the Duke of Wellington, the disgraced Scotsman is now a fugitive-from the law, the army, and the cunning assassin who hunts him. Wounded and miles from his allies, Ian finds himself at the mercy of an impoverished country wife. The spirited woman is achingly beautiful . . . and hiding some dangerous secrets of her own.

All she needs is his heart . . .

She was a child nobody wanted. Now for Lady Sarah Clarke, holding on to her vanished husband's crumbling estate is her final chance to earn respectability. She knows that hiding the devastatingly handsome Ferguson will jeopardize her home. Common sense demands that she turn him in. But a single, delirious kiss shatters her resolve . . . and awakens a passion that neither of them can escape.




IT BEGINS WITH A KISS

Fiona Ferguson wants nothing more than to flee Miss Lavinia Chase's Finishing School in this short story by Eileen Dreyer, author of the Drake's Rakes series. Rather than the safe haven the girls' families presume it to be, the school is intent on making its charges conform to the rules-by any means necessary. For Fiona, the only thing worse than staying at the dreaded "Last Chance Academy" would be abandoning the friends she's made there. But when she receives word from home that her sister is in trouble, Fiona plots her escape . . .

A devoted spy in service to the Crown, Alex Knight takes his duties very seriously. His latest assignment-to ensure that the incorrigible Fiona remain safely at school-turns out to be far more of a challenge than he expected. After matching wits with the fiery Scottish beauty, he learns that the greatest danger of all . . . begins with a kiss.


ALWAYS A TEMPTRESS

Major Sir Harry Lidge has done his duty. After losing too many good men in battle he's ready to live a life free of care. But first he has one last mission: kidnap the most outrageous woman in London - the same woman who betrayed him nearly a decade earlier - and find out what she's concealing before her secrets take down the crown.

Surrounded by ardent admirers and a few loyal friends, Lady Kate Seaton glides through the ton armed with nothing but coture gowns and bon mots. No one suspects that beneath her lighthearted facade lies a sorrow so scandalous she'll do anything to keep it hidden.

But only when she trusts Harry with the truth can she begin to heal. And only when Harry trusts her with his heart can he protect both his country and the woman he loves.

NEVER A GENTLEMAN

Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms. Painfully plain, she is a soldier's daughter who has spent her life being useful, not learning the treacherous ways of the ton. She may have been caught in a scandal with society's favorite rogue, but how can she marry him when it means losing herself?

Diccan Hilliard doesn't know which of his enemies drugged him and dumped him in Grace's bed, but he does know the outcome. He and Grace must marry. To his surprise, a wild, heady passion flares between them. Yet Diccan is trapped in a deadly game of intrigue grace knows nothing about.

Will his lies destroy Grace just as he realizes how desperately he needs her? And how can he hope for a future with her, when an old enemy has set his murgerous sights on them both?

BARELY A LADY

SINNERS AND SAINTS

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Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.

But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.

To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.

In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?

 

THE UNFORTUNATE MISS FORTUNES (anthology)

THE UNFORTUNATE MISS FORTUNES

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Yes, you've heard about it on the blogs, you've seen it on the billboards. Jenny Cruise, Anne Stuart and I (that's the Eileen Dreyer I) decided (because we were temporarily insane) that it would be a great idea to write a book together. Not just any book. A book where we write our own characters and then weave the scenes together to a seamless whole. And make it funny. And sexy(wait til you read Anne's Elric the Magnificent. Yum). And maybe a bit scary.

Okay, it started as a joke. I said I was going to write an erotic paranormal with a shapeshifter. Except the shapeshifter is the oldest virgin in North America, because every time she tried to have sex, she shifted into…..the guy's mother. You can just imagine how the idea got out of control when Jenny and Anne jumped in. We have three sisters: Dee(mine), Lizzie(Anne's) and Mare(Jenny's), and each has her own problem to solve, her own love to find, and an aunt in common to torment them all.

 

SUSPENSE NOVELS

A MAN TO DIE FOR



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St. Louis Trauma nurse Casey McDonough thinks her life is interesting enough. Her best friend still drops acid, her ex-husband is a cross-dressing psychiatrist, and her mother has turned the third floor of the family home into the Chapel of Eternal Vigilance. But things begin to go wrong fast when OB/Gyn Dr. Dale Hunsacker arrives on the scene, because Casey suspects that the handsome, charismatic doctor is actually a serial killer. And the only one who takes her seriously, is Hunsacker himself. Caught in a spiral of suspicion and intimidation, Casey works with ex-Marine, ex-Jesuit homicide sergeant Jack Scanlan to help her prove that a monster walks the halls of her hospital.

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NOTHING PERSONAL



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On February 20th, trauma nurse Kate Manion has the rare opportunity to see her own hospital from the other side. Badly injured in an auto accident, she lands in her own ICU. She's strapped down, paralyzed and unconscious. And yet, somehow she manages to kill her nurse, the aptly named Attila the Buns.

It's an accident; Kate swears. It isn't an accident when murders keep happening. Someone in the hospital has taken Kate's act as a mandate to kill off the CEOs and supervisors who make life so difficult for a staff struggling to give good patient care in a new world of corporate medicine. But as the corpses pile up, Kate realizes she alone can bring a halt to the work of a serial killer. A serial killer who is acting out the fantasy of every staff member at St. Simon's Hospital. A serial killer who could be one of Kate's closest friends.

With only burned out forensic pathologist B.J. O'Brien for help, Kate has to wade through greed, politics, secrets and suspicion to unearth a murderer she doesn't want to find. And she has to find him—or her—before he strikes too close to home.

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BRAIN DEAD



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When forensic nurse Timmie Leary-Parker returns home from the street wars of LA to care for her ailing father, she knows that life back in Puckett, Missouri will be a great change for her. She is prepared for the slow pace, the small-town politics and the feeling that everyone knows her business. She even adapts to the mom-and-pop emergency department where she now works. If she can find a safe home for her daughter and treatment for her father’s Alzheimers, she will tolerate almost anything.

That is, until she begins to suspect that a serial killer is walking the halls of her hospital. Patients in the hospital’s Restcrest Alzheimer’s Unit are dying in unprecedented numbers, and old age isn’t answer enough. No one in town wants to investigate. Bad publicity could ruin the town’s most lucrative business, and the primary suspect is its golden-boy director. But Timmie has no choice. Restcrest is the only place that can keep her father safe from his disease. The question is, will it keep him safe from a murderer?

In her search for answers, Timmie turns to burned-out Pulitzer-winning reporter Daniel Murphy, who wants nothing more than peace and quiet. Instead, the two of them find themselves sinking into a morass of corruption and greed that puts at risk all Timmie holds dear.

 


BAD MEDICINE



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Trauma nurse and part –time death investigator Molly Burke is having a pretty normal summer night in her St. Louis Emergency Department. And then a well-connected lawyer is wheeled in, victim of a suspected suicide. One suicide is bad. When one suicide grows to four in a matter of days, and all of them are lawyers, the trend stops being an oddity and becomes a real problem. Were the deaths really suicide? Why would a successful, hot young lawyer throw himself from a twentieth floor ledge? And what did the lawyers have in common besides the bar association? It is Molly’s job to find out.

Suddenly, a puzzle becomes a threat. Molly’s investigation unearths secrets the wealthy and powerful don’t want exposed, and Molly is the one who suffers for it. If she doesn’t find the killer soon, she could well be the next victim.

 


IF LOOKS COULD KILL



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Chris Jackson has secrets. A wildly popular author of suspense novels, she hides away in the tiny town of Pyrite, Missouri, where she resides in an old converted storefront and practices breaking-and-entering on local businesses. The town has adopted her as one of its eccentrics, like Victor and Lester, the town’s resident ventriloquist. And Chris is careful to protect that position. She knows she would never be welcome if the town knew the truth about her past.

Most of the citizens of Pyrite, happy to claim their very own celebrity, don’t think to question her. Brand new police chief Al MacNamara, transplanted from the mean streets of Chicago, isn’t one of them. He hates mysteries, and Chris Jackson is a mystery.

And then, the murders begin. Murders that shatter the little town Chris has come to love. Murders that look suspiciously like those in Chris’s books. Murders that escalate to a grisly stabbing that exactly mimics a story no one could have seen but Chris herself.

Chris can no longer hide. With MacNamara’s help, she is forced to delve into the darkest recesses of her past to expose a murderer, a past that is even darker than the streetwise MacNamara could imagine. Does Chris know the murderer? Is a madman stalking her? Or is Chris right to question her own sanity? Could Chris be committing the murders herself?

SINNERS & SAINTS

SINNERS AND SAINTS

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"The most terrifying secrets are those closest to home...."
Forensic nurse Chastity Byrnes is trying to put her past behind her. It has been ten years since her actions shattered her family and sent her into exile. Ten years since she's seen her sister Faith. But now, Faith needs her help. She's missing from her upscale home in New Orleans, and Chastity has to find her. Along the way she battles her own demons in a city where forensics is an old boy's club and a woman can find trouble in her sleep. She has to investigate fertility clinics, the powers of St. Roch, and the mysteries of voodoo to find her sister. As a hurricane threatens New Orleans, Chastity puts more than her life on the line to rescue her sister from the threat that stalks them both...

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HEAD GAMES

HEAD GAMES

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HEAD GAMES is the sequel to BAD MEDICINE, which introduced death investigator\trauma nurse Molly Burke.

In HEAD GAMES, Molly finds that no good deed ever goes unpunished, when a child she tried to save from abuse years ago, finds her again now that he's a full-fledged serial killer. He's leaving her his trophies. To make matters even more complicated, Molly's brother leaves her his sixteen-year-old son to watch, who seems to have left a string of "incidents" in his wake. The reason I decided to write HEAD GAMES is because, after the extensive research I've done on the subject, I'm tired of serial killers being portrayed as the monsters under the bed. Every serial killer is someone's child. Which, I believe, is a far more frightening concept. After you meet the serial killer in HEAD GAMES , I'd like to hear whether you agree with me or not.

AND HERE'S THE REST OF THE SCHEDULE:

With A Vengance - England WITH A VENGEANCE
(Piatkus Press, England paperback release)
WITH A VENGEANCE
(paperback)
The Sunken Sailor THE SUNKEN SAILOR
 

THE SUNKEN SAILOR
Who is killing the guests at an English country house in the 1930's? A score of Malice Domestic authors attempt to tell the tale in this witty and complex serial novel.

 
writing as Kathleen Korbel

Now that the Kendalls have all had their books (JAKE'S WAY, SIMPLE GIFTS, SOME MEN'S DREAMS, DANGEROUS TEMPTATION), it's time for the Daughters of Myth. A Nocturne trilogy, it follows the three daughters of Mab, Queen of Fairies: Nuala, Sorcha, and Orla. Each in her turn is heir to the throne at a moment the land of fairy is in turmoil.

Nuala's story, DANGEROUS TEMPTATION, premiered in November '06 as Nocturne #2.
Sorcha's story, DARK SEDUCTION February '08 and
Orla's story, DEADLY REDEMPTION, is scheduled for September '08

Reviews for Dangerous Temptation:

*BOOKLIST* "With a poetic sense of grace, deftly defined characters, and her usual wicked sense of wit, RITA Award winner Korbel fashions a lusciously sensual and thoroughly romantic love story that is imbued with magic of Ireland. Dangerous Temptations is bewitching, beguiling, and brilliant."

As for SOME MEN'S DREAMS, here are some lovely reviews: a rare 4 1/2 Gold from *ROMANTIC TIMES*

*BOOKLIST* (STARRED) "...an emoitionally satisfying, beautifully poignant romance...a superbly fashioned, wickedly clever and witty love story. (Thank you Jon Charles)

*LAURIE LIKES BOOKS*: "Wow...simply phenomenal" (yowza, Leigh Thomas)

More on Nuala's sisters Sorcha and Orla, who have their own battles to fight, later.

*NEWS:*

SOME MEN'S DREAMS has been named by Booklist as one of the top ten romances of the year! My thanks to them, to my readers and to Lesley Wainger and Silhouette who have always encouraged me to raise the bar higher.

*Kathleen's Booklist:*

*award winning* *nominated for award* 1/2/3/4/5 *connected series *

* Deadly Redemption, *Silouette Nocturne, September 2008 - 5
*Dark Seduction,* Silhouette Nocturne #34, February, 2008 - 5 (nominated for award)
* **Dangerous Temptation*, Silhouette Nocturne #2, October, 2007 3, 5
*Some Men's Dreams* Silhouette Intimate Moments July, 2003 - 3
*Sail Away* Silhouette Desire #1254, November 1998 - 4

**Don't Fence Me In * Silhouette Desire #1015 August, 1996 - 4 ISBN# 0-373-76015-9
* *A Soldier's Heart* Silhouette Intimate Moments #602, November 1995
* *Simple Gifts* Silhouette Intimate Moments #571, June 1994 - 3
* *Timeless* Silhouette Shadows Anthology, October 1993
* *Walk on the Wild Side* Silhouette Intimate Moments #457, November 1992
* *Isn't It Romantic?* Silhouette Desire #703, April 1992
* *Jake's Way* Silhouette Intimate Moments #413, January 1992 - 3
* *A Fine Madness* Silhouette Desire Man of the World #668 , October 1991
* *A Rose for Maggie* Silhouette Intimate Moments #396, August 1991
* *Lightning Strikes* Silhouette Intimate Moments #351, September,1990
* *Hotshot* Silhouette Desire Man of the Month #582, July, 1990
* *The Ice Cream Man* Sihouette Intimate Moments #309, November 1989
* *Perchance to Dream* Silhouette Intimate Moments#276 June 1989 - 2
* *The Road to Mandalay* Silhouette Summer Sizzlers 1989
* *The Princess and the Pea* Silhouette Desire #455, October 1988 - 1
* *Edge of the World* Silhouette Intimate Moments #222, February 1988
* *A Prince of a Guy* Silhouette Desire#389 November 1987 - 1
* *Worth Any Risk* Silhouette Intimate Moments #191, May 1987 - 3
* *A Stranger's Smile* Silhouette Intimate Moments #162, October 1986
* *Playing the Game* Silhouette Desire #286, June 1986

 
 
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