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Raphael Cavelli—archaeologist—wanderlust—heir to the Cavelli fortune–wonders why he isn’t in some watering hole in Peru drinking a lukewarm cerveza next to a bosomy blonde. Instead, he’s back in Chicago trying to stay one step ahead of the law for stealing the archaeological find of the century when he bumps, literally, into the reason he left seven years ago–the girl he traveled half way across the globe to forget. 

Hope Macklin—quasi-mother—sob sister for The Spectator daily—is asked to cover the high society wedding of...[Read More]...


Private Investigator Meg Cavelli wonders why her traitorous family has trotted out the fatted calf for Seth Truitt, the boy who left her flat eight years ago. Now he’s back, sexier than she remembers, and needs her help. How can Meg accept Seth’s no-strings-attached deal in return for bringing a deranged predator to justice, when their steamy attraction to each other might very well get in the way?

Army Air Corps pilot Seth Truitt needs help to erase his dark-stained past, but soon realizes....[Read More]...


Freelance writer Retta Delaney thinks she finally has it all: her dream job at Popular Magazine, a home of her own—well, hers and the bank’s—and a sexy new neighbor, commercial artist Sam Parnetti. But their budding attraction is complicated when a fortune turns up via the mailman. Delivery of that small packet sets a terrifying clock in motion.

Their romance might have to take a back seat to stay one step ahead of danger as the past snakes out, elusive and sinister, to threaten everyone connected to the package. A long-hidden family secret spirals to an unavoidable....[Read More]...


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Annalisa Russo Historical Romance

Previously published as Rags To Rubies

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Michael Vincente Cavelli would have been happy as a farmer; instead, he has a lot on his plate–being the only rational Cavelli male for starters, and then running the family’s successful dairy. If that isn’t enough, someone is out to cripple his business propelling him into lies and treachery weaving back a generation. So when a redheaded siren appears at his door the morning of his sister’s wedding, he wonders about the deity’s sense of humor.

As one of the few female doctors in Chicago in 1925, Faith Truitt has...[Read More]...


"When we unearth an old family recipe, we become keepers of tradition, connecting our family to generations past."

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The Patriarch: Michael's Story

Charity O’Malley is about to break the law of the land in order to follow her dreams. They’ll call her a whisper sister. A tarnished female. A Jezebel. As a woman who wants to shape her own destiny, she’s about to reopen her father’s speakeasy, but Big Mike O’Malley reaches out from the grave to save his recalcitrant daughter from her folly. Gabriel Cavelli, the Harley-riding bad boy of the Cavelli family, has to honor a deathbed promise to a friend to look out for his young, educated-out-east daughter. Gabe, one of the three Cavelli boys named—or rather misnamed—after archangels, finds himself caught as he tries to ...[Read More]...

Rare jewelry appraiser, Grace Hathway, is getting along as well as can be expected since her father’s untimely death—until she is followed home one dismal night by a shadowy stranger. Afraid for her life, she does the unthinkable for a young, single woman. She seeks refuge at the door of the country’s most mysterious and wealthy man at four o’clock in the morning. Jared Dunstan de Ware, III may be as handsome as he is rich, but Grace has been down that road

Left on the doorstep of an orphanage at age three, Jared’s heart has been guarded by walls of stone. As he tries to unravel the web of intrigue surrounding Grace without getting tangled in its
sticky threads, he discovers he is not as immune to the wiles of a beautiful woman as he thought.

As the intrigue surrounding Grace leads the couple from Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods to the
jazz and glitz of New York City’s affluent ballrooms, can they avoid a romantic entanglement? Or will they pay a price for digging up the secrets of the past?

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