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"A GEM OF A STORY" ~ Kirkus Reviews

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A passion-and angst-charged story about a woman caught between a secure relationship and a once-in-a-lifetime spark with her muse.

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My Hot Summer Fling…Just Became My Student

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Running from her past leaves her standing in her future…

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A Christmas bargain…
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When Riley Hunt—a beautiful, smart, popular student at Easton College in Manhattan—is brutally murdered, it becomes a big story for TV newswoman Clare Carlson.

Safe By His Side by Linda Conrad


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Also by Linda Conrad:

Last Chance Reunion, August 2013
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Christmas Confidential, November 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Texas Manhunt, May 2012
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Texas Baby Sanctuary, April 2012
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Rancher's Perfect Baby Rescue, February 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Desert Knights, June 2011
Secret Agent Sheik, April 2011
The Sheik's Lost Princess, January 2011
Covert Christmas, October 2010
Covert Agent's Virgin Affair, August 2010
Her Sheik Protector, July 2010
In Safe Hands, April 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Safe By His Side, March 2009
Mass Market Paperback
The Sheriff's Amnesiac Bride, November 2008
Mass Market Paperback
Safe With A Stranger, June 2008
Shadow Whispers, September 2007
Mass Market Paperback
Shadow Warrior, May 2007
Shadow Surrender, March 2007
Shadow Hunter, January 2007
Shadow Watch, May 2006
Shadow Force, April 2006
The Cowboy's Baby Surprise (Silhouette Desire), June 2002
Mass Market Paperback

Safe By His Side
Linda Conrad

Safekeepers #2
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
March 2009
On Sale: February 28, 2009
Featuring: Blythe Cooper; Ethan Ryan
224 pages
ISBN: 0373276230
EAN: 9780373276233
Mass Market Paperback
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Romance Suspense | Romance Series

"Twinkle twinkle little star. I know where you are."

Another threatening note sent to a beloved child star. But this time, the stalker got inside the house. Desperate to protect her young charge, guardian Blythe Cooper is grateful for the tall, strong bodyguard now standing sentinel at their door. Until Ethan Ryan awakens feelings in Blythe she can't acknowledge.

The former secret service agent turned bodyguard makes it his mission to protect children. The rules: never make it personal, and everyone walks away alive. Amendment: somehow, someway, keep beautiful Blythe and the little girl out of his heart—and safe by his side.


24 comments posted.

Re: Safe By His Side

I totally agree with you about exercise being one thing that is perfect to love to hate.

I like both light and dark paranormal, depending on my mood at the time.
(Donna Simmonds 12:28pm March 5, 2009)

I hate exercise and housework! Too bad because if I would do some housework I would get a little exercise.

I tell my husband I hate having to volunteer for the kids functions, but I really love to be involved.

I don't hate dark or light paranormals but I do dislike when the same story seems to be done over and over.
Lisa Freeman 10:23am March 5, 2009)

Hi Linda. Two things that I hate are exercising and cleaning. But, I have to do them. LOL. As you know, I am a fan of books with paranormal elements.
Crystal Broyles 10:27am March 5, 2009)

I do not enjoy clearing out excess accumulation from my house or garage nor having to go on endless errands. Books with paranormal elements are always a favorite of mine.
Sharon Berger 11:00am March 5, 2009)

I have the love hate relationship with exercise and I am really having problems getting into it this year. I like the light paranormals the best. Sometimes the dark ones are over done. A little touch of magic does a lot for a book.
Gail Hurt 12:23pm March 5, 2009)

I can so relate to having a love/hate relationship with exercise. I know it is good for me, but it is so hard to make myself do it. The flip side of that is that I love fattening foods like chocolate, but I hate that I gain wait from eating them.

I love paranormal romance whether it is light or dark and I still love vampires. I do have a love/hate relationship with rakish heroes, though. In one way, I am tired of them, but then I read a book with one and I am sucked right into pulling for him.
Lori Patterson 1:11pm March 5, 2009)

I always plan on doing exercise being gung-ho for a week, then it sinks in: this is a lifestyle change for the long haul. So, I try to carry on, but throw the towel in and gradually quit what plan I've mapped out and put other things "more important" in place. I can't find a bandaid big enough to cover my mistake in trying to change too many things at once. One step at a time, one week and then three is a more sensible speed. It takes at least 3 weeks to change a habit, good or bad. Having a buddy to walk with as you step off on a plan keeps you on track. The conversations of love/hate are the ways to weigh down with baggage in the consequences of action vs inaction. Build toward and on the positives and like magic, things become clearer. A whole lot of distractions move away while finding yourself back in the middle of a passionate path.
Alyson Widen 1:28pm March 5, 2009)

:) I love that your talking about people complaining about vampires...and yet that's what is soo popular! I, myself, love vampire and paranormal books!!
Rachael Grime 2:04pm March 5, 2009)


Here's my comment I left on the other
blog. I guess this is the one for the
contest, so here's my 2 cents:

Hi Linda,

Romantic suspense is my favorite
genre. Hence military and law
enforcement type heroes are my

Personally, I can't think of anything I
love to hate. If I like it, you know; if I
don't, you know. Pretty simple.

And I'll bet Sherilyn is laughing all the
way to the bank. I think that more
attention is paid to the naysayers, as is
in most things, and that the majority
of people who are spending money,
for instance to buy vampire books, are
part of a silent majority. But the
negative is what gets coverage
because it plays on people's fears---
i.e. the author's fear of people not
buying her book because of what it's

Now my favorite type of paranormal
deals with psychic phenomenon---
intuition, e.s.p., etc.
I also like stories with witches in them.
Vamps and Weres would be next on
the list. But, overall, no matter who or
what is in the story, it really depends
on the way the story is written.

Julie Robinson 2:34pm March 5, 2009)

Hello Linda,

Love/Hate is a good way to describe the way I feel about exercise but another is housework. I hate trying to get started but once I'm really into, I love they way my house smells and looks.

I can honestly say I like a little of both light and dark paranormal.

Have a great day.
Roberta Harwell 2:47pm March 5, 2009)

Hi Linda. I really can't think of anything I love to hate... My DH is with you on the exercise. I like to exercise or walk - I'm just not as disciplined as I should be about it!! I could say I hate my job 'cause it interferes with reading and blogging about reading. *G* But I really do love my job and since I’m the boss I don’t get in trouble if I take a blog break.
I have not read the Twilight series or any of Kenyon’s books yet. I don’t seem to have a lot of interest for dark vampire books but I love the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris! I also just started the Rachel Morgan series (Dead Witch Walking) by Kim Harrison and really enjoyed that too. I agree with a previous comment that I like psychic paranormal (Kay Hooper). Also I thought the Study series by Maria V. Snyder was great - more magic in that. I liked listening (CDs) to the Harry Potter series - too long to actually read! And I like the magic in Mary Jo Putney’s Guardian series. I am interested in reading a dragon shifter story - just haven’t gotten one yet! I do like good witches, weres and shifters. I guess I come down on the side of good magic and “good” guys in all their guises!
Martha Eskuchen 3:48pm March 5, 2009)

I'm in the middle of moving, so I can easily say I hate dealing with picking out an electric company. Over 50 (mostly small) companies are available with varying prices, contract terms, cancellation fees, and lots of fine print to read. Argh! But if I don't make a good choice I'll be stuck for months, if not years with a bad company.

I like all types of books, both light and dark paranormal appeal to me.
Denise Powers 5:40pm March 5, 2009)

The docters are allways tell me to Exercise and i never get around to it.and i hate thaking showers intill im in them then i love the hot water but getting myself to go take one is the hard part.I do not think vanpires are out but i love all paranomal books all kinds of paranormal stuuf out there to read.
Stacey Smith 7:43pm March 5, 2009)

I love to hate my cell phone-I have used it in numerous perilous situations and emergencies but I just don't want to speak on the darn thing.
My secret literary addiction? Erotic literature kept in my underwer drawer
Dawn Raymer 9:10pm March 5, 2009)

I like both light paranormal and dark.
It depends on my mood which I read
at any time. Like you the love/hate is
exercise. Dieting is a biggie too.
Housework isn't so bad, I just don't
get much time to do it. We've been
renovating the victorian we live in for
the last 16 years and there are boxes
all over. I need a week or so to just
lock myself in and dig into the mess.
Patricia Barraclough 9:43pm March 5, 2009)

One of the things I really don't like is shopping. I like to get in and out, so if you see me standing in a long line, you can bet I'm seething inside. Now, on the other hand, I do enjoy perusing the shelves of bookstores. But is that really shopping? Or is it satisfying an addiction?
LuAnn Morgan 10:50pm March 5, 2009)

Excercise, and work. Those two are things I know I love to hate. :)
Virginia Hendricks 8:09am March 6, 2009)

when my teens begged me to see twilight, i thought i dont think so but after seeing it and sampling the books im hooked, its wickedly romantic. but deep down i love to hate things my teens like but once i look into them they arent so bad..lol
Marcella Robinson 9:41pm March 6, 2009)

I LOVE to hate REALITY shows! UGH! Who cares who can get in a car and go so far in a certain length of time all while having issues with crazy stuff. Prefer a good ol' scripted show any day!
Rachael Grime 2:24pm March 7, 2009)

I hate shopping, but once I am in a store then I want to see everything, look for bargains and spend time there. Love internet shopping.....find what I want, order and leave, all without leaving my home. Can spend hours on publishers websites *g*
Ruby Davis 9:24pm March 8, 2009)

My love/hate relationship is with food. I love to eat but I hate to cook. I love looking at cookbooks and pouring over recipes on cooking/food websites but I hate the whole process of prepping and cooking the food. Sometimes by the time I'm finished cooking I have literally lost my appetite and I can't eat it. I know...I know...I got it bad but let someone else cook and I will inhale everything in sight. I'm not even picky about what I eat either. I'll try just about anything once. I just really hate cooking and anything that has to do with cooking.
Sabrina Gibau 8:43pm March 17, 2009)

I have a serious love/hate thing right now for Christmas Shopping. Yes, I know it's December 21. I would absofreakingloutely love to finish my shopping but I haven't been able to. So I'm hating every time the phone rings and I'm called into work, when I should be off shopping....That's my current love/hate thing.
Maude Allen 5:35pm December 21, 2009)

My current love/hate is christmas shopping. I would absofreakinglutely love to finish my shopping but every time the phone rings I hate to answer it b/c I know I'm being called into work and I then know that I won't get to finish my shopping today.
Maude Allen 5:38pm December 21, 2009)

I agree with those who hate housework - if the darned house would just STAY clean, I would love it instead.
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Penny Tuttle 7:13pm January 4, 2010)

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