If Rake Cordigan knows anything, it’s that women are trouble. Even worse, a woman alone in a buckboard on a backwoods trail, in disguise. As a nun. She’s either running from something or someone, or — likely — both. Not his problem. Except when the boy shows up. Someone she knows. And yet something’s not right, he senses it, she knows it. He can’t leave her alone with just the boy when there are shadow riders poised to attack her.

Rake is no woman’s knight errant, but he knows trouble when he sees it. And he knows he’s only letting himself in for more trouble when he rescues her. It means their being together in close quarters until she’s ready to tell him the truth.

With every minute, he questions that she’s even a nun — her eyes are too desperate, she’s too beautiful and she hasn’t once uttered a prayer.. Give her one thing: disguising herself as a nun is a sure way to keep a man at a far distance. But not here, not with him, not with that sharp tongue, unbelievable story, and lovely face. He promises himself he’ll only keep her until he gets to the truth, but even if she confesses everything, can he really let her go?

Originally published August 1991 by Zebra Books.

ANGEL EYES (reissue in eBook format)
Self Published
Published: March 28, 2013
Amazon ASIN: B00C3PB28O

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It was a year to the day her husband had died, and all Maggie Colleran can think about is Logan Ramsey, her dearest friend, whom she hasn’t seen in months. But this day, Logan has come to town with the express purpose of asking her to marry him. It will not be so straightforward: Maggie’s brother-in-law Reese suddenly appears in town and has invited himself to live with Maggie. And Dennis Coutts, Maggie’s trusted lawyer, has begun a subtle campaign to seduce her. And now Logan, for whom Maggie didn’t know she had stronger feelings than friendship.

She is confused about what she wants and with whom. But she has a newspaper to run. And a cause to fight. She has no time for men, even less time for romance. And besides, her short-lived marriage to her husband Frank taught her that men don’t like independent women and that love is fleeting, love can’t be trusted, love doesn’t last.

Until Logan begins his sensual assault. He’s waited far too long, and he’s determined to have Maggie this time. But forces are at work to narrow her choices and hem her in: a trusted colleague is shot; her business is torched; her valuable range land is set on fire, things Logan can’t protect her from. Things so insidious, she almost doesn’t dare to try to root out the truth.

Originally published November 1989 in mass market paperback Zebra Heartfire Romance.

RELENTLESS PASSION (reissue in eBook format)
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Published: March 28, 2013
Amazon ASIN: B00C3P33LS

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For years, Julianne, the indigent cousin of the wealthy Rosalind, has fed on Rosalind’s fairytale letters describing her life and loves in lush detail to the one person she’s certain she’ll never see again.

Now Rosalind is to be married to the rangy, obdurate, plain-spoken Sam Garrison, a copper baron from Montana, and the last thing Rosalind wants is Julianne at the wedding. But family will talk — so she’s vastly relieved when Julianne proves to be mannerly, and presentable, even beautiful, in her dowdy clothes. There is even something about her that pricks Sam Garrison’s interest as well — to the point where, when Rosalind balks at walking down the aisle, and Sam swears he’ll marry any of the wedding guests who will have him — Julianne steps in and accepts the offer.

And now Sam, who didn’t expect anyone to take him up on it, now must cope with the furious father of the bride who won’t hesitate to kill him; a lucrative business deal gone sour, a jilted bride seeking vengeance, and a beautiful burden who could easily tempt him beyond all restraint and become his Montana mistress for real.

Originally published June 1990 by Zebra Books.

MONTANA MISTRESS (reissue in eBook format
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Published: March 28, 2013

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Galt Saunders, jailed in a backwater town for a murder he didn’t commit, is determined to escape with the help of Elizabeth Barnett, the jilted prospective daughter-in-law of the sheriff, who now is little better than his servant. She delivers Galt’s meals, she feeds the dogs, she minds the office, and Galt watches her every day, all day, waiting, planning, dreaming, until the moment is right and he takes Elizabeth hostage and makes his escape with her.

Wary, suspicious, tight, closed up Lizzie who was looking for any way to escape the drudgery of being the sheriff’s object of pity. Never mind her fascination with Galt and the inexorable tension between them. He’s determined she’s coming with him. But what he gets is not a willing seductress, but rather an unwilling captive who is determined to be free of him at any cost. Until the first kiss, the first caress, the first blaze of passion that threatens to consume them and throw all his plans to hell and back.

Originally published November 1988 by Zebra Heartfire Romance.

ECSTASY’S HOSTAGE (reissue in eBook format)
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Published: March 28, 2013
Amazon ASIN: B00C3PAY0G

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Kalida Ryland can never remember a time she hasn’t despised her neighbor, Deuce Cavender. He ’s a man who always gets what he wants, and he wants her — and, even more, he wants the prime Ryland rangeland that will be hers someday. And her feckless father has already given his blessing in exchange for being invited to join Cavender’s cattle syndicate when the deal is done. He’ll allow nothing to prevent it, not even Kalida’s fervent promise that she will save them somehow.

Deuce Cavender has been half in love with Kalida since she was fifteen. Now she’s a woman who hates him with the ferocity of a mountain lion — and a woman who could love with equal ferocity if only she’d let herself. But she believes he and his cattle syndicate are only out dominate all of southern Montana — and her. The Ryland ranch is the last impediment his ambition, and Deuce’s price is non-negotiable: Kalida will be his wife. Even as she swears she will never ever marry him, she’s caught in a web of betrayal which can only lead right into Deuce’s arms — and his bed.

Originally published January 1988 by Zebra Heartfire Romance.

RECKLESS DESIRE (reissue in eBook format)
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Published: March 28, 2013

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Desperate for an heir to carry on the family legacy, Countess Lazlaric lives for only one thing: that her rakehell son Charles, will wed and give her an heir. And now she’s found the perfect bride: a distant relative, writing to beg for help, who is perfect for her plans.

Alone in the world, beautiful raven-haired Senna Landseth arrives at Drom Manor to find that more than just the isolation sends a shiver down her spine. Strange noises fill the cavernous corridor the gloomy manor. She senses she’s being secretly scrutinized. Her benefactress, the Countess Lazlaric, is too eager to welcome her. A note turns up from the Countess’s presumed dead oldest son with the chilling words, “I’m watching you.”

But Nicolai Lazlaric survived, inhabiting the blood-saturated world of a vampire, consumed with seeking revenge on the one who turned him. And now it’s time to return to Drom Manor. Only Nicolai has no idea how badly the Countess wants an heir. Or that Charles’s prospective bride has taken up residence at the manor. Her unexpected presence upends all of Nicolai’s plans. Suddenly, all he can think about is possessing her, taking her in blood binding seduction from which the beautiful innocent can never escape . . .

Trade Paperback
Gallery Books
July 2011
ISBN-10: 1416562664
ISBN-13: 978-1416562665

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When her identical twin sister disappears, Justine Durant slips into the sex-fueled, high-stakes life she never knew her sister lived. . . .

The text message came at 3:00—“just in time”—the fail-safe code Justine and her twin, Jillian Durant, devised to survive their traumatic childhood. Now Jillian’s missing and Justine immediately leaves her research job, frantic to discover what happened to her globe-trotting model sister. Inside Jillian’s apartment, Justine uncovers a computer file that reveals that her sister is really Jillian Dare, escort to the richest, most powerful, and most insatiable men on the international corporate scene. And it’s clear that Jillian loved—no, lived for—everything about the lifestyle: the fortune she made nightly, the luxurious gifts, the touch of a man anywhere, anytime, with no limits.

Searching for clues to her sister’s disappearance, Justine masquerades as Jillian, plunging into a world of paid carnal extravagance and unleashing a side of herself she never knew existed. It’s a thrillingly daring gamble to take, and the stakes are raised when Justine becomes locked in a sexual power struggle with a man who could be her ally or her most ruthless enemy; a man who can bring her to endless ecstasy or drive her to madness. And Justine must play this dangerous game to perfection and win . . . if she and Jillian are to survive.

Trade Paperback
Pocket Books
May 2010
ISBN-10: 1416562656
ISBN-13: 978-1416562658

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The Pleasure Game
When Regina Olney learns that longtime friend, Jeremy Gavage, is devising a scheme to thwart her plans of pursuing a notorious rake, she seeks revenge by playing a wickedly sensuous game of searing passion.

Also includes Mastering Lady Lucinda by Bertrice Small, Risking It All by Susan Johnson and A Man And A Woman by Robin Schone.

Originally published October 2000.

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FASCINATED (anthology) (10th anniversary reissue)
The Pleasure Game novella
Trade Paperback
October 2009
ISBN-10: 0758246285
ISBN-13: 978-0758246288

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LoAnne here—

Let me tell you about what I did last summer.

I went on a Guy Diet.

I decided to voluntarily remove myself from the dating food chain. It was time for a deep cleansing fast. I went cold turkey and cold baths. Said good bye to super chunk hunks. Tossed out those tempting devil dogs.

You can guess what happened: all a guy had to do was say hello, and suddenly I was parsing possibilities. You know—type "n"—not in this lifetime. Type "m" —as in, maybe baby. Type "h" —as in, he can deal with my quirks.

Quirks—that's a diet drink, right?

It just wasn't fair. Guys don't obsess. They don't diet. They don't care. They just lop off the dead weight and move on. But women?—we make lists—girlfriends, guy friends, gay friends, boy buddies, bed buddies, boy toys, and sex toys ...

Diets are SO hard.

And then, there was Jed ...

Also includes novellas by Debbi Rawlins and Samantha Hunter.

The Guy Diet novella
Mass Market Paperback
Harlequin Blaze #405
July 2008
ISBN-10: 0373794096
ISBN-13: 978-0373794096

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She's gone from rags to riches....
Now she's a good girl gone bad.

One hot summer's day, everything changes for Frannie Luttrell after she rescues rich, young Marianne Nyland from drowning. An innocent small-town girl from the other side of the Bar Harbor tracks, Frannie is rechristened "Frankie" and swept into Marianne's glamorous world of wanton sensuality and expensive fun. Soon she is enjoying decadent pleasures beyond her wildest imagination with any and every guy she desires—except for the man she really wants, the ever-aloof Dax Cordrey, who disapproves of her new, indulgent life.

Offered a job as Marianne's personal assistant (aka permanent party pal) in New York City, Frankie and the insatiable Marianne hit the town on exotic nightly sexcapades, fulfilling their wildest fantasies. But when Marianne is found dead—and Frankie is named her sole heir—gossip flies like wildfire and a steamy sex tape featuring the Cinderella heiress suddenly appears. Deciding to make the most of her fifteen minutes of fame, Frankie acts the part of a publicity princess—while trying to prove to Dax that she's not the scandalous vixen she's been made into. She's only as bad as she wants to be...for the right person.

Trade Paperback
Pocket Books
Available June 14, 2007
ISBN-10: 1416524169
ISBN-13: 978-1416524168

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This meeting of the Mistress Club is now in session....

At a swanky café in midtown Manhattan, three twentysomething gals convene to discuss how to achieve their ultimate fantasy: becoming lusciously sexy, irresistibly seductive mistresses to supremely wealthy older men. Founders of their very own Mistress Club—Brooke, a confident brunette; Delia, a feisty blond sexpot; and MJ, an ambitious, red-haired siren—have sworn off unsatisfying one-night stands, vowing to take control of their sex lives. And thanks to Brooke, they have a set of guidelines for becoming elegant mistresses of sin:

  • Get first, then give
  • Don't waste your time on anything that won't get you something in return
  • Always dress to kill—stilettos are a must!
  • Be discreet, aloof, mysterious, elusive
  • Don't get invested in him—let him invest in you
  • And most of all, do NOT fall in love.

Despite the rules, each woman falls for a sexy man who gets what he wants—when he wants it—without giving anything in return. That is, until Brooke finds her way into the coveted pages of a high-powered businessman's little black book—opening the door for her and her friends to a hedonistic world of pleasure and passion that may be more than they bargained for....

Pocket Books
Trade Paperback
Published October 17, 2006
Reprinted September 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 1416524150
ISBN-13: 978-1416524151

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In the captivating Satisfaction, USA Today bestselling author Thea Devine introduced the Galliard brothers—men who like their pleasures and take them as they come. Now, meet Kyger Galliard, a man who has suppressed every need and desire in service of his family. Finally free to immerse himself in all the seductions of a city steeped in sin, there isn't a temptation he won't try, a decency he won't flout, or a woman he won't use...until he meets Angilee...


Angilee Rosslyn, Southern American debutante, has been brought to London by her ruthless father to make a profitable marriage to the Viscount Wroth. Titled though he may be, the Viscount is a pig. Desperate for a way out of the marriage, the headstrong Angilee hits on a brilliant solution: she will pay to be deflowered. And who better to be the agent of her downfall than the notorious Kyger Galliard?


Want. Need. Desire. It's all the same thing to Kyger, spending his nights drowning in sex and sin. He's instantly intrigues by Angilee—by hr beauty, her determination, her body...One night of white-hot passion together only whets his appetite, and soon he's arranging for clandestine meetings in the midst of London's social whirl, falling deeper under her spell, even as he realizes the danger they are in...


Now, in a world of smoke and mirrors, where secret rooms hold bold pleasures no good man should witness, Kyger must walk a tightrope to discover who is an enemy, who is an ally, and who really is involved in the diabolical secret society he has sworn to destroy. But his best chance to accomplish his mission hinges on his using the sensual and luscious Angilee—a woman he'd do anything to protect—as his unwitting pawn...

Kensington Brava
Trade Paperback
November 2004
ISBN-10: 0758204035
ISBN-13: 978-0758204035

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They were adventurers and the closest of friends—until the day Hugo Galliard deserted Edmund Renbrook in South Africa, robbing him forever of his diamonds, his woman, and his future. Now, years later, a son and daughter will meet to settle the score, using every bit of sensual cunning at their disposal...

Everything She Believed...

Wild, beautiful, unwilling to bend to anyone’s rules, Jancie Renbrook is governed by one overwhelming desire: to make Lujan Galliard want her, marry her, and serve as the instrument of her father’s revenge. But life at the Galliard manor proves a treacherous den of iniquity, where Jancie is coveted by many, and the only man who could prove her ally is Lujan himself...

Everything He Desired...

Lujan Galliard has cut quite a swath through the gambling dens and whorehouses of London. But at least he’s an honest rakehell, unlike his father who masquerades as a gentleman while gazing at Jancie as if she were a ripe piece of fruit for the taking. Not that Lujan believes for a moment that the girl is an innocent come to care for his dying mother. The only way to uncover her scheme—and thwart his father—is to seduce and marry her. But a taste of what he hungers for proves more tempting than Lujan can resist...and soon, he wants Jancie body and soul...

Everything Has Its Price

Blinded by vengeance, trapped by uncontrollable passion, two lovers have become pawns in a dangerous game of sin and secrets, and the only way out is to surrender to a love neither is ready to trust...

Kensington Brava
Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 0758204019
ISBN-13: 978-0758204011

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Corinna Woodholme is on the prowl. With her money, style, and connections, the beautiful young widow has no need to wed, but she does have needs—and very sensual ones at that. Among London’s bachelors, she has the wanton reputation of giving everything but her heart, and she's already set her sights on a new candidate for the position of sensual plaything: Simon Charlesworth, whose heart she broke many years before. Simon may have been a boy then, but he’s fully a man now. To win Corinna’s hand, he’ll play whatever erotic games she likes...and teach her a few ecstatic lessons in love along the way...

I LOVE ROGUES (anthology)
"All the Secret Pleasures" novella
Kensington Brava
ISBN: 0-7582-0419-1
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Alexandra DeLisle believes Ryder Culhane may be the very devil because of his uncanny sixth sense, but if he holds the key to finding her abducted sister, she'd make a bargain with Lucifer himself. She'll do anything, from blackmailing him to submitting to his every intimate demand, and never count the cost...

They call him a pirate and a predator, but nothing in all his experience has prepared Ryder Culhane for the way the stubborn, stiff-necked, domineering Alexandra DeLisle invades his thoughts and clouds his mind with distracting, erotic images. She's the last thing he needs and the thing he most desires, and all she's done with her fool's bargain is put herself right where he wants her, in his hands and in his bed—and too close to the enemy who seeks to destroy them both...


Kensington Brava
October 2003
ISBN: 0758205503
ISBN-13: 9780758205506
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From the moment he arrives at Sangbourne Manor on his covert mission to uncover the family’s dark secrets, Dar St. Onge enters a world of unimagined privilege and wealth, where every decadent craving is gratified, and the sins of the past simmer just below the surface.

And now, as darkness settles over Sangbourne Manor, a powerful and unholy menace is gathering force, hiding behind the veneer of society and threatening everything Dar has ever wanted. In this opulent world where everything has a price and no payment is too steep, Dar will battle body and soul to complete his mission, and claim his woman and his destiny ...

  Romantic Times

Kensington Brava
June 2003
ISBN: 0-7582-0399-3
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Bored, jaded, and obscenely wealthy, the Earl of Wick has ravished every woman in London and beyond. Now with pressure from his family to settle down, the scandalous rogue embarks on an erotic odyssey to seduce a ripe, lily-pure virgin whom he might—or might not—marry. But the lady in question is not quite as naive as the earl expects, and with each heated night of bold passion and willing abandon, it's the silver-tongued rogue who finds himself falling under the lady's sensual spell...

"Her Lord & Master" novella
Kensington Brava
January 2003
ISBN: 1-57566-816-5
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He had to have her...
After twenty years, prodigal son Flint Rutledge has come home to the Louisiana plantation his favored brother is determined to run into the ground—but not for long. Flint plans to lay claim to everything his brother has ever wanted—his land, his position, and especially, his dream woman, Dayne Templeton, daughter of their greatest enemy. One look at the green-eyed seductress his brother couldn't tame stokes a potent desire in Flint, one that tells him that bedding the headstrong beauty will be sweet revenge indeed...

She accepted his challenge...
Men have called Dayne both a destroyer and a temptress, and Dayne relishes her status as an unconquerable coquette who can tease and bend a man to her will without ever giving him the reward he craves. But nothing has ever prepared Dayne for a real man...one determined to possess her at all costs...a skilled and ruthless lover with the power to ignite a smoldering passion she is helpless to resist...

But desire is the ultimate victor.
Now, as simmering family secrets and an ages-old feud threaten to destroy all they cherish, Dayne and Flint have become passion's pawn, surrendering to a searing desire beyond their wildest dreams...and beyond all control...

DESIRED (reissue)
Kensington Brava
December 2002
ISBN: 0-7582-0322-5
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In the steamy Bliss River Valley of South Africa, a colony of aristocratic British citizens live a debauched lifestyle free of all constraints. Into this hotbed of instant gratification comes Charles Elliott, who walks a tightly controlled line between two worlds, and not even Georgiana, seductive daughter of the Valley, who is desperate to escape its libidinous allure, can quench his thirst for vengeance. But when a shocking murder rocks the valley and Charles is the prime suspect, all bets are off for the would-be killer who will do anything to save his own life and the woman reckless enough to make a bargain with him.

Bliss River
Kensington Books
July 2002
ISBN: 1-57566-801-7
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Recent widow Lady Diandra Reynell returns to London from India and comes face to face with her arrogant stepson, Justin, who believes that Diandra may be responsible for the murder of his father and vows to uncover the truth, regardless of his forbidden passion for the lovely widow.

DESIRE ME ONLY (reissue)
Kensington Books
January 2002
ISBN: 0-7582-0097-8
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Seven years after her spontaneous marriage spontaneously combusted, Regan Torrance is a little older, a little wiser, and a lot smarter about what she wants—and doesn't want. So when her ex-husband, Bobby, comes sauntering back into her life, as dangerous and sexy as ever, she's not about to get burned again. But that doesn't mean Regan doesn't like to play with fire—and this time, she's really going to turn up the heat….

No Mercy
Kensington Books
October 2001
ISBN: 1-57566-869-6
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He wanted her. Instantly. Ferociously.

Appropriately, he thought. On any terms. He would make sure of it, he thought. He would take such pleasure in it, as he watched her gracefully and efficiently dispatch all those guests who absolutely had to leave by the four o'clock train to London.

Good. The less interference the better. It was time for some plain speaking.

"You want the Russian."

Kensington Books
April 2001
ISBN: 1-57566-798-3
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London —1885—

A city seething with respectability, but under the veneer, vice abounds and evil lurks, waiting for a victim, waiting to pounce. It is a volcano, on the verge of erupting, the contaminating corruption hidden by an ever present fog that hovers and covers —just barely revealing the outlines of an indulgent and sybaritic society that wants to blanket its sinful secrets in a cloak of propriety

... And on Kabir, a fortress in the clouds —

Kensington Books
January 2001 reissue
ISBN: 1-57566-824-6
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Secret Pleasures
Paperback - 384 pages (July 2000)
Kensington Pub Corp (Trd); ISBN: 1575665832

Currently out of print

"For those who recall the finest in Victorian erotica ..." Romantic Times

"Thea Devine continues to reign supreme as the divine queen of sensually spicy love stories ... a juicy hot romance coupled with a creative storyline ..." Affaire de Coeur

Anthology: Paperback - 377 pages (September 1999)
Kensington Pub Corp (Trd); ISBN: 1-57566-450-X

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in Seduction by Chocolate
Anthology: Mass Market Paperback - 368 pages (January 2000)
Leisure Books; ISBN: 0843946679

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Harlequin Temptation - Blaze #760
Mass Market Paperback (December 1999)
Harlequin Retail Inc; ISBN: 0373258607

Currently out of print

All I Desire
Mass Market Paperback - 352 pages (July 1999)
Zebra Books (Mass Market); ISBN: 0821762591

Currently out of print

" ... a ... tightly woven web of deceit, sexuality and forbidden desires merge seamlessly in another erotic thriller from the pen of the "Devine" Queen of American Erotica ..." Romantic Times

" ... steeped in eroticism ... and romance born from the pleasures of the flesh. Ms. Devine has spell-locked this story. Once ;you start reading you're drawn to turn page after page ..." Affaire de Coeur

Mass Market Paperback - 351 pages (September 1998)
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0821759884

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"... Wildly sensual and exotically compelling, By Desire Bound is a huge book that, nevertheless, must be read in one sitting ..." Affaire de Coeur

Mass Market Paperback - 480 pages (September 1998)
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0821759965

Currently out of print

"The Queen of erotic romance ..." Romantic Times

"A divinely sinful erotic read with a wildly unexpected twist ..." Bertrice Small, author of Hellion

in Swept Away
Anthology: Mass Market Paperback - 368 pages (August 1998)
Leisure Books; ISBN: 0843944153

Currently out of print

Admit Desire
in Indulgence
Mass Market Paperback - 368 pages (August 1997)
Leisure Books; ISBN: 0843942894

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Desire Me Only
Mass Market Paperback - 352 pages (June 1997)
Kensington Pub Corp (Mass Market); ISBN: 0821756664

Currently out of print

"Once again Thea Devine redefines women's erotica with her highly sensual love scenes and titillating storyline ..." Romantic Times

ISBN: 0821745859

Currently out of print

"I'm surprised the pages didn't burn to a crisp, this story is so hot." Rendezvous

  Beyond Desire
ISBN: 0821742159

Currently out of print

"Once again, Thea Devine, with her unique style, has blended erotica with adventure and an ingenious plot ..." Romantic Times

Also out of print:
Tempted By Fire
Angel Eyes
Southern Seduction
Montana Mistress
Relentless Passion
Shameless Ecstasy
Ecstasy's Hostage
Reckless Desire
Shameless Desire

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