Helen was born on February 20 in New Zealand. She worked as a legal secretary in New Zealand and then spent two years traveling through Australian. It was during her traveled that she met her Italian-born husband, Danilo Bianchin, in the tobacco-farming town of Mareeba, in North Queensland. They were married six months later. They had three children, Lucia, Angelo and Peter. When the idea to write a romance novel occurred, it seemed natural for Bianchin to draw from her own life experiences. Not surprisingly, her first novel featured an Italian-born hero who was a tobacco farmer!
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He'd longed to claim her... A vacation in Milan sounds ideal to Lily Parisi. Her world was rocked to its core when she found her fiancé cheating on her, but now she is determined to get on with her life -- on her own! But not for long... She bumps into someone she knows -- Alessandro del Marco --...
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Back in her husband's bed! Four years ago Gianna made a whirlwind marriage to the man she loved -- Raúl Velez-Saldaña was the father of her baby. But, tragically, her pregnancy didn't last and neither did their marriage. Discovering Raúl's infidelity, Gianna left. But the Spaniard who stole he...
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She wants her independence...he wants a good Greek wife! Loukas Andreou: a force to be reckoned with in business…and in the bedroom, as rumor has it. The same man who, to Alesha Karsouli's horror, she must marry according to the terms of her father's will. Alesha reluctantly concedes to a paper...
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The billionaire's price... Romy Picard will do anything to prevent her aged father from being imprisoned. But the only man who can help her is the rich, notorious Spaniard who stole her virginity and her heart three years ago.... Xavier DeVasquez could drop all charges against Romy's father w...
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At the Italian billionaire's bidding Taylor Adamson has just come face-to-face with the man with whom she must share custody of her orphaned nephew--the infamously arrogant Dante d'Alessandri! And he won't let Taylor out of his sight! At first Dante sees Taylor as just a nanny. But soon he re...
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Wife bought and paid for! Lara Sommers's beloved restaurant is in crisis. There's only one man who can help-- Wolfe Alexander, her tall, dark, brooding stepbrother. Wolfe lives up to his name: he demands that, in exchange for his money, Lara must become his convenient wife! With no choice but...
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Back in her husband's bed! When Shannay Robbins's marriage to billionaire Marcello Martinez ended, she returned home carrying with her a precious secret.... Now, four years later, Marcello has tracked his wife down and discovered she has kept knowledge of his child from him! Marcello will ...
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Reluctant mistress, convenient wife Alexandro Cristoforo Caramanis wants a wife. She must be well-bred, willing to give him an heir and accept a loveless arrangement. Ilana Girard is a society beauty with a head for business who understands emotions are not part of the deal.... Ilana accepts...
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From mistress, to mother, to marriage...but what about love? For the past year, Lisane Deveraux has been a successful lawyer by day and millionaire Zac Winstone's passionate mistress by night. A surprise pregnancy changes everything. Zac insists on commitment. But is he simply protecting his ...
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Purchased for his pleasure... Kayla removed Spanish billionaire Duardo Alvarez's wedding ring after just seventy-two hours of marriage. But now desperate circumstances have forced Kayla to beg her ex-husband for help. Duardo's price is high: marry him again, or he'll walk away. A trophy wi...
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The perfect union of wealth and beauty... Gianna and Franco Giancarlo had gone into their convenient society marriage with their eyes wide open. They acted the happy couple to create an alliance between their powerful, wealthy families -- and dispel media gossip.... But their marriage is a sham...
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Made to marry -- for her baby's sake! Nic Leandros knows that most people want only his money. So when he finds out beautiful Tina Matheson is pregnant with his late brother's child, he's certain her price will be high.... However, Tina must agree to his terms: no Leandros heir has ever bee...
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Twelve months ago their marriage was perfect.... Then billionaire Tyler Benedict returns home to find his bed empty and Lianne Marshall, his wife, gone! Now Tyler will do anything to get his bride back! Tyler hires Lianne to be his personal lawyer -- it's a deal she can't refuse. But this tim...
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She's carrying the Greek tycoon's baby! Mia Fredrickson has no idea what possessed her to share the bed of a complete stranger. Her handsome lover turns out to be Greek tycoon Nikolos Karedes, and when he discovers Mia's secret -- she's carrying the Greek tycoon's baby! -- he insists they marry. B...
This Christmas grab a steamy mug of hot chocolate, wrap yourself in a cozy blanket and join some of Harlequin's bestselling authors in three delicious tales of home and holidays. Curl up with Helen Bianchin's tale of a woman who returns home to find a most unusual proposal from the most unexpect...
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The Hired Wife Billionaire Manolo del Guardo has been dumped -- by his nanny. He needs someone to care for his six-month-old daughter...fast! Ariane Celeste is a Sydney TV reporter sent to interview the rags-to-riches tycoon,and she's surprised to find out that he's also a devoted father...in a ...
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Diego de Santo: dynamic, charismatic, he's made millions and won a place in Sydney high society by sheer determination -- and he believes everything is for sale.... Cassandra Preston-Villiers: heiress to an empire, she's beautiful and sophisticated -- everything Diego's ever wanted in a woman --...
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Tasha is overjoyed to discover that she's pregnant. But telling Australian tycoon Jared North that he's the father of her baby is the hardest thing she's ever had to do. For three years they've shared an intensely passionate relationship -- but marriage has never been on the agenda.... Then Jare...
He'll have to wed her to bed her! The moment hot-blooded tycoon Jace Dimitriades met Rebekah, the attraction sparked between them! Jace knows that women find him irresistible -- and Rebekah's no exception. So how come all he's getting from her is the cold shoulder? Rebekah finds Jace extremel...
The marriage seduction! Ana had secretly hoped her marriage of convenience to Luc Dimitriades would turn into the real thing, yet one year after exchanging their vows he still seemed susceptible to the charms of his ex-mistress. Holding her head high, Ana knew she had to leave. Luc wasn't pre...
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Twenty-four hours to make up her mind! Danielle D'Alboa knew Rafael Valdez was out of her league and had never dreamed he'd be interested in her as a woman. She'd turned to him as a last resort to help her family. The outrageous solution he proposed turned her world upside down! Rafael would ...
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Marriage on trial... For months, Katrina has tried to forget she's still married to Nicos Kasoulis! As newlyweds, they were bonded by desire. Then Katrina became convinced her powerful, sexy, property tycoon husband was having an affair.... Now Katrina discovers that, under her father's will,...
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Indecent proposal! There was only one way for Mikayla to clear her father's debt to powerful tycoon Rafael Velez-Aguilera: by offering herself in exchange! She knew it was crazy -- Rafael had his pick of glamorous women, and Mikayla was a virgin.... But Rafael was intrigued by Mikayla's propo...
More than a marriage deal! Hannah's marriage to Miguel Santanas had given her a privileged, glamorous life. She ran her own business by day, and shared her bed with a passionate, sexy husband by night. Miguel was everything a woman could want -- and more! But this perfect marriage was a socia...
When Stephanie accepted an assignment to publicize a major film, she found herself having to negotiate with Raoul Lanier, the powerful heir to a billionaire empire -- and a ruthlessly sexy man.... Stephanie simply had to stop fantasizing about Raoul. It was his BUSINESS expertise she must concen...
A husband's price... Sandrine hadn't forgotten the thrilling passion she'd shared with her husband. But when, only six months after their wedding, Michel Nanier had forced her to chose between her career and their marriage ... Sandrine had to walk away. Michel had won her heart, but he couldn't ...
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MORE THAN JUST KISSES UNDER THE MISTLETOE... Instead of a Christmas break lazing in the Queensland sun, it seems Anique's aunt has arranged for her to spend her holiday preparing meals for an infuriating, sexy Frenchman. So Anique cooks up her revenge with glee, never guessing that Sebastian wil...
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With just two weeks until the wedding, it was too late for Aysha Benini to back out of marrying Carlo Santangelo. Everyone expected her to be a radiant bride, blissfully entering a marriage of convenience that would unite two powerful families... Aysha would gain wealth, status - and a fabulously g...
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A CONVENIENT AFFAIR? Nikos Alessandros needed a social hostess and he'd decided that beautiful, sophisticated Michelle would be the perfect companion -- temporarily. For Michelle, their pretend affair would certainly help her escape the suitable marriage she was being pressured into... But ...
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The wedding deception! Suanne was thrilled that her mother was remarrying. But everyone expected her to attend the wedding with her own fiance, the very gorgeous Sloane Wilson-Wlloughby -- the bridegroom's son! How could Suzanne admit their engagement was off? But Sloane had a plan. For the w...
Dominic Andrea wanted Francesca -- badly. She was stunning, a woman out of reach for most amen. But Dominic wasn't most men. And he'd planned a very special campaign for winning Francesca. First, win her attention: Easy--Dominic simply oozed sex appeal! Secondly, make her fall in love: Fra...
The trophy wife When Gabbi married Benedict Nicols, it was the wedding of the decade, uniting two prominent, wealthy families. To the outside world, it seemed the perfect match. No one would guess Gabbi's secret heartache: that she loved her husband, but to him she was simply a social accessory....
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Bargain with the devil! Kristi's journalist brother was a hostage, and only one man could help: Sheikh Shalef Al-Sayed. He had power and influence at his fingertips--but how could Kristi win his support? Shalef was way out of her league. His world of wealth and privilege was closed to Kristi ......
They said he was her husband.... But Elise didn't feel married. Nor did she feel pregnant.... The accident had destroyed all memory of the past few months for her and, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't remember pledging her heart and soul to this rich, gorgeous, formidably sophisticated...
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A fiery, unconventional marriage... "Is the idea of marriage to me so unacceptable?" A seemingly innocent question, but when spoken by Dimitri Kostakidas it was deeply, disturbingly provocative. Leanne knew she was in danger of being overpowered by Dimitri's vibrant Latin sexuality.... Yea...
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How much would a mother sacrifice for her child? Carly Taylor had made it on her own for six years, raising her daughter and hiding from the heartbreaking memories of the husband who d betrayed her. But when her daughter's life was threatened, Carly was desperate enough to go to the man she'd tri...
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Second time around Kate vowed she would never see Nicolas Carvalho again--much less share his bed... or his name. But the powerful Sydney businessman was both ruthless and determined--and wasn't above resorting to blackmail to get what he wanted. He wanted his wife! And now Kate was back in t...
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Like a moth to flame . Powerful and ruthless, Jake Hollingsworth was a force unto himself--dangerous and totally without mercy. He'd hated Lisette three years ago when she'd married his father. Clearly, his feelings hadn't changed, so why this intrusion into her life? She'd renounced her clai...
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A conspiracy of desire Lexi Harrison, one of Sydney's top international fashion models, was accustomed to being pursued by men who wanted to share her fame and fortune. It made it difficult for the beautiful woman to trust men, especially a man like Georg Nicolaos, whose arrogant countenance was...
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Aleksi Stefanos was out of her league And Alyse knew she was mad to contemplate playing games with such a man. But it was the only way Alyse could secure happiness for little Georg, her dead sister's child. She must fool Aleksi--at least until she had his wedding ring on her finger. Afterw...
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"I've waited a long time for you, Sachi. Years," Dominic continued. "Watching, waiting for you to grow up, for the time when there'd be no one else you could turn to--except me." Sachi Tarrant's only choice was to marry Dominic Preston. Outmaneuvered by hire, she accepted his ring as the price s...
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It was a confrontation she'd dreaded Chelsea had walked out on her husband when she discovered that their marriage was a sham--a business arrangement fixed up between Raf Hamilton and her father. That was two years ago. Hurt and disillusioned, she had picked up the pieces and started afresh. ...
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Emma Martinero wasn't looking for romance Love was a closed chapter in her life now that the husband she had adored was dead. That didn't mean, however, that she couldn't pick up the pieces and make a new life for herself. Her trip to Italy was a step in that direction, a bid for independence...
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''I'm ready to spread my wings and fly." All her life Kris Laurensen had been trapped in the silken prison of her family's immense wealth. Decisions were made for her by her stepmother and her dynamic guardian, Jared Chayse-including the decision that she should marry Jared! Kris was shocked....
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How could they take up where they'd left off? Rachel and Lazare Michel Delany hadn't been allowed an ordinary courtship or a normal marriage. But nothing could erase the memory of the wild, sweet passion they'd shared. Loving Laz had been easy. Living with his star status--the invasion of pri...
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"Are you saying you own me?" Samantha could hardly take it all in. How could her stepfather have fallen so deeply into debt that he'd bartered for more time with his only remaining asset--Samantha. Yet had Alex Nicholas not purchased his old friend's contract before it hit the open market, Sa...
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How had she let herself get talked into this? Jake Stanton and Stephanie were living together, but it was only a temporary arrangement. And there was a perfectly logical reason for it--Stephanie's father had asked Jake to take over his busy veterinary practice near Melbourne during his absence a...
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Could love take away her bitter memories? Natalie's fairy-tale marriage to millionaire Ryan Marshall ended after only three months, when her growing suspicions of his infidelity drove her to take refuge at her father's home. There she had Ryan's child. Natalie had vowed never to have anything...
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Lisa faced the hardest decision of her life She could watch the family firm go bankrupt, or marry powerful property developer Rick Andreas, who'd stipulated Lisa had to be part of the assets he was prepared to control if he took over the business. Did he really expect her to submit to the dem...
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How had she come to love such a devil? Her father was dead, her mother dispossessed and Sara's whole life had been turned disastrously upside down. The only person she could see to blame was Rafael Savalje, the real-estate mogul of Queensland's Gold Coast. Sara vowed to make him pay! Unfortun...
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Money was Lee's top priority! When her sister, Alicia, decided to play matchmaker, Lee found herself trapped in an uncomfortable situation with the infuriating Marc Leone. He was attractive, she had to admit, but also the most cynical, egotistical man she'd ever met. Besides, everyone had lon...
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Why wouldn't he leave her alone? After a brief disastrous marriage, Karen Ingalls had managed to keep all men at bay for five years. But then she had never encouraged one like Matt Lucas. He'd made up his mind, it seemed, whether Karen liked it or not. And Karen didn't like it--not one bit. S...
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Stacey jumped to her sister's defense Stacey Armitage's sister, Trisha, was a handful--no doubt about that! For years Stacey had acted as both mother and father to the headstrong girl, but most of her efforts to curb Trisha's willful ways had come to nothing. Trisha's involvement with the old...
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Why couldn't he leave her alone? When Jamie Prentiss first met Logan in the Australian outback, she knew immediately he wasn't the sort of man for her. And handsome, arrogant Logan made it clear that he considered her a mere child. His taste in women obviously ran to rich, exotic types -- like S...
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Love can never be bought, or sold! Sally had to save her father from bankruptcy. Only one man could help her--financier Luke Andretti, who had a reputation for driving a hard bargain. "I will put your father's affairs in order," Luke said, "for a price. You must marry me, and give me a son." ...
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Instinct warned her to avoid a man like Nick! But as he was the new owner of the vineyard where Shannon rented a small cottage, their meeting was inevitable. Life hadn't been easy for Shannon. Supporting her young orphaned niece had left her little time for male friends and someone like Nick ...
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Her homecoming was bittersweet Shelley was grieved to return to her plantation home to find her beloved stepfather desperately ill, but delighted to see Mitch Ballantyne, his son, again. She had always adored Mitch, but so did a hundred other girls. Therefore, when he suddenly proposed marriage...
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"You can insist all you like," Terese assured Manuel spiritedly, "I refuse to become subservient -- blindly obedient to a tyrannical husband." Terese Bennett's reason for marrying Manuel Delgado had nothing to do with lover; she expected the marriage to be temporary. Then she found tha...
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Jenny Meredith thought Zachary Benedict was the most conceited man she had ever met, and she had no intention of becoming yet another of his long string of conquests. Besides, after Max, she didn't want to get involved with any man again. But Zachary, for reasons of his own, pursued her relen...
Marisa Maxton and her younger brother Tony were alone in the world, and life was not too easy. It seemed the last straw when Tony got into serious trouble. When Cesare Gianelli suddenly came on the scene and offered his help, Marisa was thankful to accept it. There was one condition -- Cesare wante...