New Orleans nights are as intriguing as the lives of three friends raised together on the city's streets. Lifelong solidarity has seen each man through difficult times, but challenges still lurk in the Big Easy, where love is always complicated–but worth any struggle.
Joshua Martane Should Know Better
The fragile young woman lying comatose in the ward of City Hospital in New Orleans has no name. When she finally awakens, the only thing she can remember is a man's voice calling her back from the darkness.
In all his years of training, no one has touched psychologist Joshua Martane in the same way, and he has spent long hours by the woman's bedside trying to bring her back to awareness. Now that he has, he realizes he's put his career and his heart in danger. Who exactly is the woman he names Maggie? A former prostitute? The near victim of a serial killer? A woman lying about a past she claims not to remember? Mystery surrounds who she is–and who she isn't, but Joshua's own feelings are clear. Maggie has quickly becomes more to him than a patient.
As Maggie recovers she resolves to find her way in a world and a city that are completely unfamiliar to her. At first she leans on Joshua, but soon she realizes how dangerous that is. Someone is trying to kill her, and she doesn't know who or why. How can she protect the man she's falling in love with if she can't remember who she is?
One thing is certain for both of them. Whatever her secrets and whatever danger they entail, Joshua knows he has to help Maggie find answers. For both their sakes.Read More
New Orleans nights are as intriguing as the lives of three friends raised together on the city’s streets. Lifelong solidarity has seen each man through difficult times, but challenges still lurk in the Big Easy, where love is always complicated–but worth any struggle.
Sam Long Is Happiest Alone
Homicide detective Sam Long is determined to solve his latest case, but he can't move forward without help. His best witness to arson and murder is a little girl, and whatever she saw on the night of the fire is safely locked away in her mind.
The last thing Sam wants is to consult with anyone, especially Dr. Antoinette Deveraux, a beautiful psychologist trained in hypnosis. He's certain there's no place for someone like compassionate Antoinette in a murder investigation. But when she unlocks the child's memories, Antoinette unlocks something primal and compelling in Sam's own heart.
Antoinette is stunned by her attraction to Sam, who is determined not to let a woman into his life. After escaping a toxic marriage, she's concerned that she's choosing the wrong man once more. But the more she's with Sam, the more she understands he's not the man he pretends to be. When he invites her to meet his Cajun family down on Bayou Midnight in South Louisiana, Antoinette realizes it's too late to be cautious. But can their relationship thrive and grow when her skills as a psychologist are in direct conflict with his skills as a police detective?
Change always comes at a cost, but as the murder investigation unfolds and danger deepens, who will pay the price? Sam, himself, or the woman he's fallen in love with?Read More
New Orleans nights are as intriguing as the lives of three friends raised together on the city's streets. Lifelong solidarity has seen each man through difficult times, but challenges still lurk in the Big Easy, where love is complicated–but worth any struggle.
Skeeter Harwood Still Pays for an Old Mistake
Despite the onset of summer, Doctor Fantôme's Sanctuary of Voodoo in the French Quarter sends chills through psychologist Daphne Brookes. This is tourist voodoo, meant to shock and titillate. Daffy is fascinated by the man behind the counter, but less fascinated by the shop. One of her teenage clients may be under the influence of someone there.
Easy-going portrait artist Skeeter Harwood is briefly filling in for the shop's owner. Skeeter is more than the maverick people usually see. The man who sells caricatures on Jackson Square has caught the eye of a gallery owner in New York, and now he can create the art he really wants to--if he's willing to make the leap.
Skeeter must make another leap. He and Daffy have met before, and their latent attraction ignites immediately. Still, before they can move forward, Skeeter has to tell her the truth about his past. And Daffy, who has specialized in short-term relationships, must now face the reason why.
As Daffy and Skeeter delve deeper into the world of voodoo, danger is all around them. They must find a way to stop the exploitation of Daffy's client. But as they do, will they be able to overcome their own difficult pasts to find a future they can share?Read More