Golden Boy

Golden Boy (The Canyon Club Book 2)

Lucky in looks, fortunate in birth, Josh Huntington is a prince of privilege, one of LA’s golden boys. In his nearly thirty years there have been no clouds in the sky and no dip in his funds—until now. His impossibly strong sense of self-interest is being challenged...and not just by his father’s threats to cut his trust fund. There’s also his tenant, a prickly young single mom with a six-year-old and a habit of looking down her self-reliant nose at his wastrel ways.

Emma Gray has no use for rich man-boys like her landlord, all charming sensuality and no dependability. Not unless her sink needs unclogging. Josh reminds her too much of her rock-star father and a past that she ran away from. Emma is self-made, from her punk rock wardrobe to her fiercely independent lifestyle. But her quest for family will bring them all together, and soon Emma will learn that the spoiled boy next door desires things she doesn’t realize...and can grow up to be a man she never dared imagine.

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The Loner

The Loner (The Canyon Club Book 1)

Loner Will Sloan, son of a waitress and a dead rodeo cowboy, former scholarship student, new billionaire, is back in L.A., land of palm-lined drives and fiery sunsets. His friends urge him to jump into the hot L.A. dating scene, but a chance encounter at a school reunion revives a powerful past love. He’s never forgotten Annie James, but this time around, he swears he’ll do the walking out.

Widowed young, Annie James believes she’s recovered from the early heartbreaks that left her single and jobless in L.A. at 24. Ten years later, she’s got a job, a house, and a personal passion helping at-risk kids. When she steps up to do a favor for a friend, and help a poor boy win a scholarship to the Canyon School, she unlocks the door to the past and must face the one man who could break her heart again.

It might be wise just to walk away, but Will’s old enemies from Canyon make sure the reluctant lovers stay on a collision course that turns up the heat between them until they must choose between pride and love.

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Ring Of Truth

 

Kate has joined two fellow authors in Ring of Truth, with three very different but related stories set in San Francisco:

The Ring of Kerry Hannigan
by Ciji Ware
On the eve of a move from New York to San Francisco, classically trained chef and respected food blogger Kerry Hannigan’s world turns upside down the instant she puts on an Irish Claddagh ring rescued from the rubble of 9/11. A gift from her godmother, the emerald gemstone reputedly offers life-changing guidance and counsel—but only for seven days, and only to those who listen.

A Diva Wears the Ring
by Diana Dempsey
Veronica Ballard, adopted from Russia at birth, sings opera and longs to understand where she comes from. One fateful day, she receives both a life-changing letter and the Ring of Truth, and embarks on a journey to answer her heart’s deepest questions. Little does she know her quest will lead to love.

Once Upon a Ring
by Kate Moore
Boutique hotel concierge Tara Keegan finds the perfect way to deal with the woes of modern dating—invent a boyfriend. As long as Tara clings to her Mr. Wright, she can’t take the first real step toward happiness—opening her heart. It takes the Ring of Truth on Tara’s finger to discover that she wants more than fiction. Now her heart prompts her to risk all and tell the humiliating truth to a man who’s suddenly very present in her life.

Kate's story "Once Upon a Ring" won the 2015 Book Buyers Best Award for Romantic Novella.

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Blackstone's Bride

Blackstone's Bride

A notorious portrait brings together a scandalous lord and a young banking heiress in this delectable regency historical romance.

When the scandalous Lord Blackstone returns to London, fashionable ladies cast inviting glances his way and his friends celebrate his infamous exploits. No one guesses that the lurid tales of his harem and the famous painting of his voluptuous mistress are a cover for an honorable promise and a secret mission to stop a deadly foreign agent.

Only one woman remains unmoved by Blackstone's seductive ways. Banking heiress Violet Hammersley believes she has firm control over her passions and her life. That is, until her brother goes missing with a report vital to the British government--and the government puts Blackstone on the case. Now, if Violet wants to find her brother, she must work closely with the man who once broke her heart--without succumbing to the powerful impulse to fall for him again...

Aug 2012. ISBN 978-0425250884

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To Seduce An Angel

To Seduce An Angel

As a boy Kit Jones thought himself a bastard, not knowing that his parents were secretly married. When his powerful grandfather, the Duke of Wenlocke, discovered that Kit had a legitimate claim on his title, he arranged for Kit to disappear. Kidnapped, Kit spent two years in captivity to a strange and brutal man in London’s darkest rookery. When his captor died, he escaped. Fearing for the safety of his family, he did not return home, but made a life for himself with a band of urchins in London. Only when his brothers proved their extraordinary love for him, did he return home to discover the truth of his birth. Three years later the courts have recognized his claim to be his father’s son, and he becomes Marquess Daventry, his grandfather’s heir, but the aging duke continues to plot Kit’s destruction.

In book three Kit has become Daventry, a warrior angel trapped in a gilded cage who wants to free his family with a decisive defeat of the old duke. In a daring move that breaks all the rules of his safe life, he hires Emma Portland. Everything about Emma is a lie except her love. Alone, pursued by spies, falsely accused of a murder she didn’t commit, Emma must spy for the Duke of Wenlocke against Daventry. If she doesn’t play by Wenlocke’s rules, she dies. Emma passes herself off as a tutor to Daventry’s lost boys as she plans her next escape. What she doesn’t plan on is falling in love. To Seduce an Angel is the story of two lovers caught between the deadly pull of their past lives and the demands of the future.

RITA Finalist 2012

Sep 2011. ISBN 978-0-425-2436-95

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To Save The Devil

To Save the Devil

In book two of the Sons of Sin trilogy, love and duty conflict for two unlikely lovers. Will Jones, the middle brother takes on his enemies directly. An ex-spy and ex-Bow Street Runner, Will is a master of disguises. In disguise he enters the discreet brothel run by the family’s enemy and rescues a virgin being auctioned off as “Helen of Troy.” Helen is no swooning maiden, but a woman of wit and determination with a mission of her own. She must retrieve dangerous letters of her mother’s from a blackmailer. Disguised as a youth, Helen is determined to escape Will until she realizes he may be her only hope of getting her mother’s letters back. In the bleak winter days after mad old King George’s death, London is more dangerous than ever, and as Will and Helen search for her mother’s letters and his brother, they stumble on a plot to assassinate the English cabinet, which divides them in a moment of stunning betrayal.

Oct 2010. ISBN 978-0-425-23748-9

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To Tempt A Saint

To Tempt a Saint

It’s a perfect plan—to marry for money. Xander Jones needs it to fund a
project deep in the darkest streets of London where his young brother went missing three years ago. Cleo Spencer needs it to escape her wicked uncle’s control of her life. When Cleo, an orphaned heiress, overhears Xander’s bungled marriage proposal to another woman, she steps in and offers herself as a bride. If she marries, she gains access to her own fortune. They agree to marry, but Xander knows a way out for both. But can a man like Xander Jones leave a bride like Cleo Spencer untouched—when she’s a woman “To Tempt a Saint”?

Readers' Crown Winner 2011

Jan 2010. ISBN 978-0-425-23306-1

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Sexy Lexy

 

 

Sexy Lexy

After writing a self-help book encouraging fitness through Workout Sex, Lexie Clark escapes to a small Brigadoon-like Northern California town where she discovers no one can entirely avoid the past - and if everyone could meet a man like Sam Worth, six-feet of male competence and ease, they might not want to.

April 2005. ISBN 0-505-52623-9

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A Prince Among Men

A Prince Among Men

Not your usual soldier, Alexander di Piovasco Mirandola is the penniless Prince of Trevigna. He fights back first when his small country is overrun by Napoleon and again after the war when the British want to control it. To protect Trevigna’s independence, he hides in London from the agents of the British foreign secretary. In disguise as a humble groom, Alexander’s way with horses and a haughty duke’s daughter helps him realize all his dreams.

1997, Avon Historical. ISBN 0-380-78458-0

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Winterburn's Rose

Winterburn's Rose

Returning Peninsular War veteran, Leigh Nash will be the new parson in the village of Rowdene when he’s ordained. Though his extravagance and sensuality make him a most unclerical parson, and though his powerful family wants him to marry for money, Leigh is determined to live the life he’s chosen. But Rosalind Merrifield knows he’s really the Earl of Winterburn, cold as a November frost and hot as a Guy Fawkes bonfire. When Rosalind turns to him for help, he can’t refuse, but his aid lands them both in the midst of scandal and in the path of a dangerous enemy that threatens their dreams. An RT W.I.S.H. Award went to hero, Leigh Nash.

1996, Avon Historical. ISBN 0-380-78475-2

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An Improper Widow

An Improper Widow

LADY WITH A PAST
Susannah Bowen was disgraced during a disastrous first Season -- and has posed as a widow ever since to prevent further entanglements. Now she has been offered a home and independence -- if the shamed miss can steer her troublesome cousin Juliet toward an acceptable match. But things go shockingly awry when a highwayman steals Juliet's heart en route to London -- and brazenly present's Susannah -- with a calling card purloined from the Marquess of Warne.

MARQUESS WITH A MISSION
A man hiding his own painful secrets, Warne is incensed over the theft of his personal property -- and determined to unmask the blackguard responsible. But that will inevitably place the aloof and wary peer in close contact with an equally guarded Susannah. And when lovelorn souls travel together, there's no telling what amorous turns the road might take.

Affaire de Coeur Best Regency of 1995; Colorado Romance Writers of America Award of Excellence

1995, Avon Historical. ISBN 0-380-77542-5

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Mercenary Major

The Mercenary Major

A POSSIBLE HEIR
Escaping death in a stagecoach ambush, which left him an orphan in Spain. Jack Amberley grew up tough and street smart. When the war with Napoleon came, he joined the ranks of the rowdy British army. Through the army, an eccentric aunt tracks him down, and when the troops return to London, Aunt Letty makes it her mission to reintroduce her wayward nephew to London society and to find him a proper wife. Jack has one last mission, however, to save his friends from a vicious enemy.

AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIRESS
Outrageously unconventional Jack is taken for a fortune-seeking impostor, a circumstance he finds amusing until he encounters the tantalizing heiress Victoria Carr. She's determined to learn the truth of his identity. Yet exposing the handsome Major quickly turns to a risky game of hearts-one that is never dull for either player.

"There is never a dull moment in this excellent Regency, written by a highly talented author. Don't fail to put it on your list."
—Rendezvous

1994, Avon Regency. ISBN 0-380-77541-9

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Sweet Bargain

Sweet Bargain

Poor Bel Shaw. Her carefree days of family fun and fishing must come to an end. It is her duty to assure the future prosperity of her large and close-knit family by making a good marriage. To add to her gloom, she is chased from her favorite spot on the river by the handsome and high-handed Nicholas Seymour, who apparently thinks he can buy the beautiful Bel Shaw as well as property. The outrageous bargain he proposes is a dozen kisses for the fish the Shaws have "stolen" from his land. But claiming the first kiss has staggering consequences -- for Nick, who cannot resist another -- and for Bel, whose passionate response will lead to discovery, scandal, ruin...and the sweetest bargain of all.

"This sparkling little story is the essence of Regency romance. Highly Recommended." — Manderley

RITA Finalist, 1994

1993, Avon Regency. ISBN 0-380-77056-3

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To Kiss A Thief

To Kiss a Thief

Disappointed by her first London season, Margaret Somerley takes refuge at the Earl of Haddon's country estate. In the library one evening, she comes upon a dashing thief as he steals a cache of secret government papers...and he brazenly abducts Margaret as well. Soon the shy miss who had attracted no beaux must play mistress to a devilish rogue whose naughty blue eyes thoroughly disturb her. But she has yet to guess her handsome abductor's true purpose, his real identity...or that she will soon be longing for his wicked embrace.

"This is intriguing story filled with mystery, and betrayal. The growing feelings for each (other of Drew and Margaret) keep you glued to each page, all the way to the compelling, exciting, conclusion." — Rendezvous

RITA Finalist, 1993

1993, Avon Regency. ISBN 0-380-76473-3

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