Beverly Marie Inman was born on 23 December 1946 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, the sixth generation Alabamian, daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D. Inman Jr. She was married Billy Ray Beaver at a young age. She and her husband traveled briefly while he was in the Navy. After leaving the military, they settled back home in Alabama. She then took on the task of raising a family and being a stay-at-home mother. She enjoyed being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
The South sizzles in New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton's sultry tale of a woman torn between two brothers. . . Mary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town. But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of h...
In a sweeping and vibrant novel set in the post-war South, New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton follows one young woman's journey to love and independence. . . 1885. All of Margaret Campbell's hopes for the future lie in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Since the death of her sharecropper father,...
Prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today. Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers—these all-new stories will keep y...
Cross Your Heart… One by one, they will die. He has waited patiently, planning their final moments. Their tortured screams, their pleas for mercy -- all will be in vain... And Hope… Homicide detective Julia Cass has witnessed plenty of crime scenes. But the murder of a Chattanooga judge ...
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The fear . . . Malcolm York is a sadistic monster, guilty of unspeakable crimes. And with his endless wealth, he's funded a series of depraved hunts. The few who survived can never forget. They can only be thankful the terror is over -- until rumors start swirling. Only stops . . . Griffin Powel...
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THE DARKEST SINS He begins his work just before dawn, wielding a knife with the precision of a surgeon. Cunning and meticulous, he's always in control. Mercy is not an option... WILL ALWAYS Maleah Purdue is tough, outspoken, and completely dedicated to her work at the Powell Security Agency. But h...
She had a face to die for! You'll be up all night with this addictive thriller from the New York Times bestselling author. MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO IS THE DEADLIEST OF THEM ALL? The victims are found face-down in the murky waters of Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. The murders all share the same ...
NOWHERE TO RUN The crime scenes are horrifying: the victims arranged with deliberate care, posed to appear alive despite their agonized last moments and the shocking nature of their deaths. NO PLACE TO HIDE Chattanooga grief counselor Audrey Sherrod moonlights for the local police. It’s clear to...
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IN MURDER... The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killer's taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight... AND IN LIFE... In the...
IN A TOWN FULL OF SECRETS To most people, men like Mark Cantrell are fine, upstanding pillars of the community, completely beyond reproach. But their killer knows better. They are sinners of the worst kind, and they must burn on earth before they burn in hell... TRUSTING THE WRONG PERSON Eighteen ...
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TRUSTING HER... They all loved her. That was their mistake. Two husbands, her college fiance, an influential boss--every man who gets close to Jordan Price is made to pay in blood. And the list is growing... COULD BE... Hired by the Powell Agency to investigate Senator Dan Price's death, Rick...
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NEW GAME The game is simple--he is the Hunter. They are the Prey. He gives them a chance to escape. To run. To hide. To outsmart him. But eventually, he catches them. And that's when the game gets really terrifying... NEW RULES Private investigator Griffin Powell and FBI agent Nicole Baxter k...
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It was the job of her dreams...but it became her worst nightmare.... All private security agent Lucie Evans wanted was a fresh start--and the chance to show Sawyer McNamara, her ex-boss, that she no longer craved his absolution for a crime she didn't commit. So when the offer of a trip to South ...
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Ten years ago, Black Ops commando Deke Bronson's bullet left up-and-coming journalist Lexie Murrough paralyzed It's taken years of painful physical therapy to bring Lexie back from the brink. And Deke is just grateful that she has no memory of his part in the incident that left her injured and h...
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THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE BATTLE TO DECIDE THE RAINTREES' FATE... War with their archrival, the evil Ansara clan, is unavoidable. For Mercy Raintree, a war means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary--the sacred Raintree home place deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so th...
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PLAY TO WIN... It's the ultimate game--the adrenaline surge of the hunt, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. For in this game, the rules are simple: To win, you only have to kill. To lose, you will have to die... PLAY TO SCREAM... The victims are former beauty queens found with a sing...
Finding him meant risking herself. After her father's disappearance, Gwen Arnell was desperate to find him--even follow his route to a legendary island. She would do anything to shield him from harm, but who would protect her from the sensual private investigator who'd just become her unlikely r...
New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi Staub join forces to create a thrilling novel about love, revenge, and the dark secrets three women hold to a terrifying murder... A Killer Who Gets Away With Murder Once... It's been twenty years since the night ...
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Sometimes love is the most dangerous truth of all . . . For Lausanne Raney, romance meant nothing but trouble. Once it cost her her freedom and her baby girl. Now she's got a respectable life . . . but desperately needs money to find her child. When she accepts an unusual offer from her wealthy...
Wounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn't have any reason to look forward to the holidays--until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, he's falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow . . ....
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CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH He's their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts. From a distance, he admires them. Desires them. Despises them. And when he gets close enough, he kills them all. CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS Adams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place w...
When Penny Sue Paine got Lucky, everyone was in an uproar. Because Lucky was the sweet-faced dog who had inherited the Paine millions! Now somebody wanted Lucky dead. So Penny Sue hired herself a tall, well-muscled hunk of a bodyguard.... When Vic Noble found out his latest client was a dog, he ...
Every day, women across North America reach out and change lives in their communities. Five have been selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award -- and five New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have generously given their creative energy, writing original sh...
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WHEN A KILLER DOESN'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT... The woman has been waiting impatiently on her satin sheets. Her lover knows exactly how to satisfy her. But this time, he has something else planned...something that will really take her breath away... THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO ELIMINATE HIS VICTIMS......
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Presidential candidate Miguel Ramirez was under attack, fighting for the future of his people -- and his life. He needed a bodyguard, but J. J. Blair wasn't the tough-as-nails muscleman he'd been expecting. With a campaign to win and only a petite, ravenhaired "fiancee" to...
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Sometimes love is stronger than death... Security agent Dante Moran can't afford the luxury of love -- in his line of work, emotions can get you killed. Besides, he's never recovered from the pain of losing his high school sweetheart to a serial rapist and killer. As far as Dante is concerned, h...
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WHAT SHE DOESN'T KNOW... The victims are all found face-down in the murky waters of the creek that runs through Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. They are naked, except for the black satin ribbon tied around their necks. And each murdered woman shares a single characteristic...they are all redheads... ...
PASSION -- PAST AND PRESENT Trent Winston had spent years trying to forget the only woman he'd ever loved and the tragedy that had torn their world apart. But now she was back in town, stirring up unwanted memories and unwelcome desires -- and demanding that he help her find the child he'd thoug...
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SUBJECT: Jake Ingram, world financier FAMILY HISTORY: Leader of the Extraordinary Five siblings DEEPEST SECRET: His quest to defeat the Coalition might be the Extraordinary Five's undoing Financial genius Jake Ingram had always known he was different, a feeling that kept the handsome millionai...
HER SECRET WAS OUT! They shared a brief, passionate affair, before Agent Frank Latimer moved on to his next mission. Leenie hadn't expected anything more from Frank than those beautiful encounters they shared. Until she gave birth to his child, and wondered about the wisdom of keeping his bab...
DOWNRIGHT IRRESISTIBLE! She had always been the good girl, putting her family first, never thinking of herself. But now Elsa Leone was a woman on a mission, and her well-meaning attempt to put an end to crime in her town had earned her enemies. Deadly enemies. Enter Rafe Devlin, top-notch bod...
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BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LOVE... Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee, has seen murder before, but nothing like what has claimed the life of Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton fortune. The crime is so vicious, so personal and filled with hatred, the authorities are certain it had to be someone he knew...someone hidin...
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Grace Beaumont had it all once: wealth, social prominence, a family. Until the accident that tore apart her life. An accident, she'd just discovered, that might not have been as random as it seemed. Now she was determined to uncover what had happened all those years ago. Then someone became determi...
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SOME THINGS SHOULDN'T BE SEEN... Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. Deep in the Smoky Mountains, the victim lies, sacrificed on a makeshift altar--the gruesome work of a killer who has evaded the authorities in state after state. FBI agent Dallas Sloan knows the scene all too well--just as he knows the ki...
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SOMETIMES LOVE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME OF ALL As the powerful head of one of the strongest protection agencies in the world, Ellen Denby believed she was invincible. Invulnerable. Until she came face-to-face with the one man who made her remember what it was to feel. To love... He couldn't...
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After one passionate night, Faith Sheridan found herself pregnant with her sexy bodyguard's child. Now she hoped the news of their secret child would be a welcome gift to Worth Cordell this holiday -- and the beginning of a lifetime of love.......
THE WRONG KIND OF MAN This arrogant, ill-mannered American was hardly the sort of man Princess Adele of Orlantha was used to encountering in her world of wealth and privilege. And yet Matt O'Brien was all that stood between her and the deadly conspiracy that threatened everything she held dear. ...
LSCC Member: Dashing bachelor Dylan Bridges Social Status: This judge's son may be single, but this lady-killer is searching for a certain Mission Creek socialite Method of Seduction: Boldly showing beautiful Maddie Delarue that he's the man for her! Maddie Delarue didn't know who was k...
IN THE WAKE OF A TRAGEDY SHE CAN'T FORGET... Twenty years ago, Jolie Royale witnessed a crime that stained her home, Belle Rose plantation, with her family's blood. A shooting left her mother, her aunt, and her aunt's suspected lover dead, and Jolie critically wounded. The case was ruled a doubl...
The last thing Peggy Jo Riley wanted this holiday was a hard-boiled charmer in her house 24/7. But if she wanted to stay alive, she needed Jack Parker. And once she was in Jack's well-muscled arms, she realized just how much she needed him.... Up until the moment he'd seen desire flicker in her ...
SLEEPY SOUTHERN DAYS As the pampered daughter of one of Spring Creek's most prestigious southern families, Ella Porter has lived her entire life on the straight-and-narrow, And being "good" has kept Ella safe and sane--until now. Suggestive yet ominous letters have been arriving at her office with ...
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GUARDIAN ... AND LOVER He was there the night her father was murdered, though Caroline McGuire never knew it. And he watched her grow into womanhood, her silent, secret protector. But bodygard David Wolfe was forced out of hiding when he discovered a killer on Caroline's trail. Now, as he stood ...
WAITING FOR WHITELAW He was the man she had once offered her innocence to. The man who had heartlessly turned her away, claiming she was too young for him. Now Hunter Whitelaw, world-weary security agent with a body built for sin, was the man Manda Munroe would marry.... Hunter claimed their...
CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK...AND A HARD MAN! He was the hot-blooded cop who once stole her heart -- right before he turned in his fellow cop: her own father! Now Navajo Joe Ornelas was back, playing the "good guy" once more. And -- sweet mercy save her! -- Andi Stephens was powerless to deny the pass...
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WHEN A SHOCKING SCANDAL EXPOSES SOUTHERN SECRETS... As the blazing heat of summer gives way to sultry September, a shroud of suspicion settles over Noble's Crossing, a sleepy Alabama town. Nothing is as it seems--and never will be again. Lane Noble Graham stands accused of murdering her ex-husband....
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THE AGENT: Burke Lonigan, weapons expert and world-class charmer THE MISSION: To destroy a dangerous traitor, while defending his woman and child! Facing off with a deadly menace was easy for Burke Lonigan -- until a beguiling beauty stepped in danger's path. The only way Burke could protect...
He would do anything for the mother of his child... ONLY ONCE HAD HE LET DOWN HIS GUARD... Years ago, rock-solid mercenary Egan Cassidy had spent a night of sensual ecstasy with Maggie Douglas. Now, their son -- a child he never knew existed -- was being used as ammunition by a vendetta-see...
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The Fortunes of Texas: Membership in this family has its privileges... and its price. But what a fortune can't buy, a true-bred Texas love is sure to bring! THE PROTECTOR His mission was clear: bring home Texas blue blood Victoria Fortune. But when mercenary Quinn McCoy encountered his objec...
The countdown has begun. Three marriage-minded women have set their sights on becoming brides. And they're following Prominence magazine's surefire list of ways to meet the grooms of their dreams. How to hook a husband when time is of the essence: Prominence says... Get Personal! Beverly Barton...
A MAN OF HONOR And honor was the only reason well-muscled former mercenary Aloysius Murdock agreed to be Catherine Price's bodyguard. For Murdock owed Catherine's father his life. But once Murdock laid eyes on his best friend's beautiful daughter, he realized he would do anything for her.... A ...
SHE WAS HIS WOMAN.... Dane Carmichael was the last of a dying breed -- a gentleman through and through. And he was the only man who could keep Annie Harden safe. From the moment he laid eyes on stubborn, beautiful Annie, he knew she would be his.... Annie had never encountered a man so strong...
JAKE BISHOP WAS A DADDY The thought shook the hard-hearted cowboy down to his boots. But once he took his tiny daughter in his strong arms, he knew he would do anything for her... AND THAT MEANT MARRIAGE But blue-blooded beauty Donna Fields had some crazy notion that a rough-edged rancher wasn...
NINE MONTHS... Hank Bishop had given Susan Redman the greatest gift -- the baby her husband hadn't been able to give her. But soon after Hank became the sperm donor and fulfilled her family dreams, Susan was suddenly widowed. Now the rugged lawman felt duty-bound to protect the pregnant beauty. ...
PASSIONATE SECRETS One sultry night many years ago, Sheila Vance became a woman in Caleb Bishop's arms. And though he never knew it, Caleb became a father. Now the hard-hearted bachelor was back in town, and Sheila fought the fiery attraction between them. For this time, Caleb had the power t...
THE BADDEST MAN IN TEXAS? A quarter-breed cowboy like Luke McClendon had no business wooing golden girl Deanna Atchley. So when Luke was sent to prison for the murder of Deanna's father, it came as no surprise. Everyone in Stone Creek, Texas, knew Luke was just no good. Now Deanna Was back i...
HE WANTED TO GIVE HER A CHILD Powerfully built and ruggedly hand-some, Mitch Hayden walked into Emily Jordan's life and took her senses by storm. The ache in his searing blue gaze matched the loneliness in her soul, and soon the pretty widow had fallen hopelessly in love with a man she barely kn...
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A disaster filled night... A passionate encounter... A baby on the way... Paige Summers couldn't believe the handsome stranger she'd been stranded with was Jared Montgomery, her arrogant new boss! Now she was forced to work with the man she'd wantonly succumbed to during that long, sultry nigh...
THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN? Gabriel Hawk was every mother's worst nightmare and every daughter's secret fantasy. Unless that daughter was Rorie Dean! Unfortunately, the dark, brooding man with a heart of stone and a body that yelled sex was Rorie's only chance of finding her nephew.... And Rorie...
REBEL HOMECOMING Morgan Kane was the baddest boy Birmingham society had ever bred. But years as a Navy SEAL had sculpted the hard muscles of his body and reinforced the wall around his heart. A heart that had once loved Bethany Wyndham. And a body that was unprepared for the passion that explode...
A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE... Cleo McNamara desperately needed a husband ...someone to father her child and protect her from a would-be murderer. Security expert Simon Roarke bravely took the job. But Cleo was more than he'd bargained for every touch between them sizzled, every glance smoldered. ...
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HE HAD THE ONE THING SHE WANTED .... Lori Lee Guy had always longed to be someone's mommy--and she had never imagined wild and wicked Rick Warrick as anyone's daddy. But here she was, childless. And here he was, still sinfully sexy ...and single-handedly raising an adorable little girl. SHE W...
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ME? MARRY YOU? It took just one brief touch of Adam Wyatt's lips to Blythe Elliott's mouth to ignite a fire so hot neither could deny it. And now, thanks to that one reckless night of passion, Blythe has an unplanned surprise for Adam ... and he has an unexpected proposal for her! OKAY ... I DO...
BLACKWOOD TERRITORY J.T. was a Blackwood, all right. Six feet four inches of whipcord-lean man, a Stetson shading those amber eyes, a glare that burned hotter than the New Mexico sun. A bodyguard, the handsome half-breed was the one man who could help Joanna Beaumont. But as a Blackwood, he was ...
TO LOVE AND PROTECT For six years, Jeannie Alverson had thought about Sam Dundee's haunting blue eyes, his warm touch. His was the face she saw in her dreams. He was the man she never expected to see again. But now he had returned...to protect her. Sam couldn't turn his back on Jeannie. Once she...
FRAGILE HEART Once Deborah Vaughn had loved Ashe McLaughlin with all of her teenage heart. Then he'd disappeared, leaving Deborah with nothing...except the son they'd created. Now Ashe was back, insisting she play the part of his lover. WATCHFUL EYES Ashe had never forgotten Deborah and the night...
SHE HAD BEEN WAITING... For months clairvoyant Elizabeth Mallory had been tormented by visions of a desperate stranger. Now that man was here, on her isolated Georgia mountain. Wounded and on the run, he needed refuge. And Elizabeth needed him. Reece Landry, she sensed, was the answer to her lon...
JAIL... Local lawyer Peyton Rand should have left tempting troublemaker Tallie Bishop in the local hoosegow for as long as possible! That way, she'd keep out of trouble...and away from him. Instead, he bailed her out, just like he'd being doing for years. But as far as Peyton was concerned this ...
WEALTHY WALLFLOWER Fortune had always smiled on Miss CeCe Collins, but her luck was about to run out. Gardner Kegan would see to that. Capturing her guarded heart was the key to his scheme -- for only then could he make CeCe pay for what her family had done to him. Prim, privileged CeCe was...
BLACK SHEEP Spencer Rand may have been a member of the premier family of Marshallton, Tennessee, but he'd also been a classic teenage rebel. Not only had he dared to become passionately entangled with the housekeeper's daughter--he'd gone and fallen in love with her. Though he knew fiery, out...
TALL, DARK -- AND DANGEROUS Nick Romero, Navy SEAL, DEA Agent, Latin lover, was a man alone -- and satisfied to remain that way. Until the night he rescued Addy McConnell, a tall, cool woman with hair like fire. And, rumor had it, a soul like ice. But anyone who fought off a potential kidnappe...
NEED TO FIND YOUR ROOTS? Name: Britt Cameron Education: don't know much about history ... but I can run a farm with one hand tied behind my back. Hometown: Riverton, Alabama Declaration of Independence: Looks like I'm free -- acquitted of murder. What does that matter, when the good citizen...
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BACHELOR First impressions sure are deceiving! I was positive Leah Marshall was a snob--after all, she's one of the Marshalls here in Marshallton, Tennessee. She looked down her nose at me, with my scraggly hair, ragged clothes and hobo friends. If she knew the truth, she'd be shocked., but that...
DANGEROUS PASSION Hot. Demanding. Inescapable. The power of destiny had joined Nate Hodges and Cyn Porter together, but the savagery of man seemed fated to tear them apart. A warrior who walked alone, Nate could never mean anything but danger for any woman who dared to love him. Yet Cyn, touc...
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT Sweet Southern belle Lydia Reid never imagined she'd be the subject of scandal. Yet when her unfaithful husband made her an unforgiving widow, Lydia turned to country boy Wade Cameron for comfort ... and EVERYONE in town began talking! Wade knew he was flirting with disa...
SOUTHERN COMFORT Bonnie Jean Harland and Carter Jackson Moody--their fiery teenage romance had ignited gossip in their small Alabama hometown. Youthful passion had led Carter to defy his powerful family and defend Bonnie Jean's reputation ... until scandal exploded, transforming his love into ha...
FIND QUENT YERBY . . . Tracking down an elusive ex-cop like Quent Yerby wasn't easy, but Beck Kendrick needed his permission to adopt the little boy in her care. Unfortunately, the search led the sophisticated child psychologist to a gym filled with sweaty, muscular men, and Mr. Yerby, with his ...
STRIKE THREE! Cole Kendrick couldn't take it anymore! The big-time baseball player had slid into the Holly House bed and breakfast to get some well-earned rest and relaxation. Instead, he got an eyeful -- in the form of small-town honey Lucky Darnell. But this tantalizing woman wouldn't let him ...
TO ARMS John Mason knew better than to make a wager with a lady. Ladies, he'd learned, didn't play fair. But the chance to win a date with the sultry Southern belle perched daintily in the county fair's dunking booth made the bet worth taking. Experience had taught Laurel Drew harsh lessons...