The Wild Half
Prequel to The Wild One
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Lilah Martin is a hunted woman who has roamed the West for three years, staying one step ahead of men who are trying to kill her. Fear is her only friend; staying alive is her only goal. Then she lands a job at the Bar M, a prosperous and well-protected ranch in Colorado, where she finds friendship, sanctuary and a life that is almost normal. Or so it seems until she falls prey to the wildly seductive and dangerously inquisitive Rick Winchester.
A former outlaw, Rick has spent five years searching for distraction from guilt over his wife’s death. He finally finds it in the simmering sexual attraction between Lilah and him, and the dark intrigue surrounding her. But the more he delves into her secrets, the more of a mystery she becomes, until, frightened, she flees the Bar M. Determined not to lose this woman, Rick races after her, catapulting them into a clash of wills, which can only end in the discovery of a deadly secret locked away in Lilah’s mind. A secret that could make them both rich. Or get them both killed.
The Wild One
Sequel to Wicked Woman
First Place, Write Touch Reader's Award 2010
Praise for The Wild One
"Eagan’s second expertly crafted historical romance neatly combines a refreshingly different late-nineteenth-century western American setting; two fascinating, nuanced protagonists; and a suspenseful plot to create a wonderfully amusing love story. "
John Charles, Booklist On-line
"Eagan's talent for creating fast-paced stories and three-dimensional characters makes for a nonstop tale. . .a large dose of sexual tension, a memorable cast of secondary characters and the theater backdrop. . multiplies readers' enjoyment."
Kathe Robin, Romantic Times, 4 stars
"Denise Eagan will captivate historical fiction fans with THE WILD ONE, the companion book to her debut novel, WICKED WOMAN. . . Ms. Eagan explores society at all its levels in San Francisco in the 1880s. . Ms. Eagan leads readers on a merry chase in this novel. . .it’s a must-read for romance fans and has some extra-sexy scenes for added spice. "
Katherine, Romance Junkies, 4.5 ribbons
"Gifted author Denise Eagan continues the saga of the Montgomery family with her thrilling storyline set in the West during the Victorian era. . . The witty dialogue will capture you and the sensuous love scenes and exhilarating flight from danger will keep you reading.."
Donna, Single Titles.com, 4.5 stars
" Impossible to put down. The author has a gift for describing the West of the late 1800’s."
Maura, Coffee Time Romance, 4 cups
The Wild One
San Francisco—Colorado—Texas, 1885
Betrayed and abandoned by her adulterous husband, actress Jess Sullivan has only one goal: to return home to the happy, comfortable “good girl” life she foolishly forfeited in the name of love. Before she can do that she’s determined to save enough money to pay back what she and her husband stole from her brother. Riddled with guilt, Jess has no use for men or romance, especially a man like Leland Montgomery, an ultra-charming, aristocrat turned footloose gambler.
Lee however, is enchanted by Jess’s breathtaking beauty, and quick, sharp wit. Assuming she follows the casual immorality of her profession, and hoping for a brief, torrid affair, Lee resolves to seduce her. Jess though, is hardly the shallow, loose woman he expects. As his feelings for her deepen, it becomes apparent that any relationship with her must be respectable. But men of his background do not marry actresses, especially ones that are already married. Then her stage manager is murdered, and when it’s discovered that the man gambled away Jess’s savings, she and Lee are blamed for the crime. After narrowly escaping the clutches of corrupt lawmen, they set out across the Colorado prairie, one step ahead of a posse and shadowed by a passion that will no longer be denied. . . .
$3.99, from Zebra Books
“Eagan debuts with a powerful novel that is not only intensely emotional and pure romance, it’s also reminiscent of the classic ‘70s-era novels. A desperate woman, an alpha hero, a sexually charged meeting, secrets, danger and passion all meld into one nonstop read.”
Kathe Robin, Romantic Times, four stars
"Quite different. . . . And quite daring. . . .”
Leslie Kazanjain, Romantic Times
"Fiercely tender and intensely romantic, Wicked Woman has just the right amounts of passion and suspense. . . .I laughed, I cried. . . .I was on the edge of my seat."
Lettetia Elsasser, cataNetwork Reviews
Historical romance fans will delight in Denise Eagan’s debut novel, WICKED WOMAN, an action-packed adventure filled with suspense and humor. Morgan and Ward exchange more than a little witty, and. . . a bit tawdry, repartee that often makes one laugh out loud. Combined with a sympathetic heroine and stalwart hero, the novel keeps one turning pages eager to find out what comes next.
Katherine, Romance Junkies, 4.5 Ribbons
Nominated, Best First Historical, by Romantic Times
Finalist, Best Historical, Golden Quill
American Title II Finalist as Wicked Widow
Boston MA, 1855
After the accidental death of her third husband, former English noblewoman Morgan Turner flees the Philadelphia police for the streets of Boston. There she ends up in the arms of Ward Montgomery, the captain of the ship that brought her to America. Desperate and penniless, she succumbs to the simmering attraction between them, and, concealing her deadly past, brazenly offers to become his mistress. Unknown to Morgan, conservative, self-restrained Ward has pledged to restore honor to his proud Boston name, ruined by his lecherous father. Consumed by desire, Ward recklessly decides he can keep the affair a secret from his family and society. But as desire turns to love their secret is threatened, first by Morgan’s pregnancy—and then when the Philadelphia police discover the infamous Wicked Widow is living in Boston. . . .
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