December 1st, 2020
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
A SENSE OF DANGERA SENSE OF DANGER
Fresh Pick
JINGLE ALL THE WAY
JINGLE ALL THE WAY

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Holiday Giveaways

Reviewer Application


Close out December with great reads

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Their fake relationship will end when the new year begins...or will it?


slideshow image
Lord Lucifer -- Lady Diana -- All or NOTHING


slideshow image
The Past Never Stays Buried


slideshow image
He’ll do anything to protect a baby in jeopardy…


slideshow image
She's an undercover angel


slideshow image
If you're on his list, you're as good as DEAD


Excerpt of Fallen Angels by Lori Foster

Purchase


Harlequin
February 2004
448 pages
ISBN: 0373836015
Trade Size (reprint)
Add to Wish List

Romance Contemporary, Romance Anthology

Also by Lori Foster:

The Somerset Girls, June 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Breaking His Rules, May 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Never Too Much, April 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
No Holding Back, February 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Tough Love, October 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Unexpected, July 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
The Somerset Girls, May 2020
Trade Size / e-Book / audiobook
The Secret Life of Bryan, March 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
All Fired Up, November 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Truth or Dare, September 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Sisters of Summer's End, June 2019
Trade Size / e-Book
Cooper's Charm, June 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Slow Ride, April 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Driven to Distraction, December 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Cooper's Charm, August 2018
Trade Size / e-Book
Worth the Wait, July 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Fast Burn, March 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Close Contact, December 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Say No to Joe?, August 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Worth the Wait, August 2017
Trade Size / e-Book
Don't Tempt Me, July 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Murphy's Law, May 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Hard Justice, April 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Under Pressure, February 2017
Paperback / e-Book
Don't Tempt Me, August 2016
Trade Size / e-Book
In Too Deep & One Enchanted Moment, May 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Fighting Dirty, March 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
On The Naughty List, October 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Tough Love, September 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Holding Strong, April 2015
Paperback / e-Book
All For You, January 2015
Paperback / e-Book
On the Naughty List, October 2014
e-Book
No Limits, September 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Hard Knocks, August 2014
e-Book
Dash of Peril, April 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Delicious, December 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Getting Rowdy, October 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Bare It All, May 2013
Paperback / e-Book
The Buckhorn Legacy, November 2012
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Run The Risk, October 2012
Paperback / e-Book
A Perfect Storm, April 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Savor the Danger, July 2011
Paperback
The Promise Of Love, June 2011
Trade Size
Trace Of Fever, June 2011
Paperback / e-Book
When You Dare, May 2011
Paperback
The Guy Next Door, March 2011
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Bewitched: In Too Deep\married To The Boss, November 2010
Paperback
Unbelievable, July 2010
Paperback
The Gift Of Love, June 2010
Paperback
Back In Black, February 2010
Paperback
Double The Heat, December 2009
Paperback
Yule Be Mine, October 2009
Paperback
Out Of The Light, Into The Shadows, August 2009
Paperback
Real Men Last All Night, July 2009
Paperback
Impetuous, June 2009
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Tails Of Love, June 2009
Paperback
Scandalous, March 2009
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
My Man Michael, February 2009
Paperback
Double the Pleasure, December 2008
Trade Size
I'm Your Santa, October 2008
Paperback
Caught!, October 2008
Trade Size
Heartbreakers, June 2008
Trade Size (reprint)
The Power of Love, June 2008
Paperback
Fallen Angels, March 2008
Paperback
Hard to Handle, February 2008
Paperback
I'm Your Santa, October 2007
Trade Size
A Very Merry Christmas, October 2007
Paperback
Enticing, September 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Simon Says, July 2007
Paperback
The Write Ingredients: Recipes from Your Favorite Authors, June 2007
Paperback
Jordon, March 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Gabe, March 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Morgan, March 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Sawyer, March 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Causing Havoc, February 2007
Paperback
Santa, Baby, November 2006
Paperback
A Very Merry Christmas, October 2006
Trade Size
The Night Before Christmas, October 2006
Paperback
Murphy's Law, September 2006
Paperback
Bad Boys of Summer, June 2006
Trade Size
When Good Things Happen to Bad Boys, April 2006
Trade Size
Wildly Winston, March 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
Jude's Law, February 2006
Paperback
Truth or Dare, January 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Once and Again - Morgan and Sawyer, December 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Tempted, October 2005
Trade Size (reprint)
The Night Before Christmas, October 2005
Trade Size
Unzipped, July 2005
Trade Size (reprint)
Bad Boys to Go, June 2005
Paperback (reprint)
I Love Bad Boys, June 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Jamie, June 2005
Paperback
Star Quality, May 2005
Trade Size
Fantasy, April 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Unexpected, November 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Just A Hint--Clint, October 2004
Trade Size
Sex Appeal, August 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Scandalous, August 2004
Trade Size (reprint)
The Truth about Cats and Dogs, August 2004
Paperback
When Bruce Met Cyn, July 2004
Paperback
Perfect for the Beach, May 2004
Trade Size
Bad Boys in Black Ties, April 2004
Trade Size
Fallen Angels, February 2004
Trade Size (reprint)
The Secret Life of Bryan, February 2004
Trade Size
Never Too Much, December 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Jingle Bell Rock, October 2003
Trade Size
Say No to Joe?, August 2003
Paperback
Under His Skin, July 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Impetuous, May 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Bad Boys on Board, April 2003
Trade Size
Too Much Temptation, February 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Forever and Always - Gabe/Jordan, December 2002
Paperback (reprint)
Casey, December 2002
Paperback
I Brake for Bad Boys, November 2002
Trade Size
Wild, January 2002
Paperback (reprint)
Winston Brothers, December 2001
Paperback (reprint)
Treat Her Right, October 2001
Paperback
All through the Night, October 2001
Trade Size
Caught in the Act, August 2001
Paperback
Hot and Bothered, July 2001
Paperback
All I Want for Christmas, November 2000
Paperback / e-Book
Sinful, January 2000
Paperback

Excerpt of Fallen Angels by Lori Foster

Chapter One

Harsh wind threw icy crystals of snow down the back of his neck, causing him to shiver. He raised his collar, then shoved his hands deep into the pockets of his coat, resisting the urge to touch the gravestone. The grave was all but covered in white, making everything look clean, but Dane Carter didn't buy it. Not for a minute. He'd missed the burial by almost four months. His family was outraged, of course, but they'd never really forgiven him for past transgressions, so he figured one more didn't matter. Except to himself.

His face felt tight, more from restrained emotion than from the biting cold. The death of his twin was a harsh reality to accept, like losing the better part of himself even though he and Derek hadn't been in contact much lately. Dane had been away from the family, disconnected from the business, for quite a few years now. He deliberately took the cases from his P.I. firm that kept him out of town as much as possible. Though his office was only an hour away, he'd been out of reach when his brother had needed him most.

Though everyone seemed to accept Derek's death as an accident, concerned only with keeping the news out of the media to avoid a panic with the shareholders, Dane couldn't let it rest. He wouldn't let it rest. He had a nose for intrigue, and things had begun to smell really foul. It wasn't anything he could put his finger on, just a gut feeling, but his instincts had held him in good stead as a private detective for several years now - ever since he'd left the family business in his brother's capable hands.

He hunkered down suddenly and stuck one hand through the snow to the frozen ground. "What the hell happened, Derek? This was a lousy trick to play on me. I never wanted this, not the company, hell, not even the family most of the time. You left too damn many loose ends, brother."

The wind howled a hollow answer, and disgusted with himself, Dane drew his hand back and cupped it close to his face, warming his fingers with his breath. "And what about this Angel Morris woman? I got a letter from her, you know, only she assumed you'd get it. Seems she doesn't know you're gone and she wants to pick up where the two of you left off. I believe I'm going to oblige her."

His mind skittered about with ramifications of deceit, but he had to cover all the bases. According to the records he'd uncovered, Angel Morris had been seeing Derek on a regular basis until the takeover of her company. Derek had used information Angel gave him to make the takeover easier, and Angel had gotten fired because of it. She had plenty of reasons to despise Derek, and he certainly deserved her enmity. Yet now she wanted to see him again. After so long, he had to wonder if Angel had assumed Derek was dead, but with Dane's return, she felt she had unfinished business. After all, no pronouncements had been made.

As far as the outside world was concerned, Derek Carter was still running the business. Only a select few knew of his demise. The family had thought it best if Dane filled in for a while. If he pretended to be Derek no one would start rumors about a company without a leader, or a family with a scandal. All in all, Dane wasn't sure which possibility worried his mother more. The company was her life, and the Carter name was sacred in her mind. She wouldn't want either one damaged. And if Derek had been murdered, if the accident wasn't an accident at all as Dane feared, it would certainly hit the news.

But that wasn't why Dane had agreed to come back, why he was filling in for his brother. No, he wanted the truth, no matter what. And he'd damn well get it.

If Angel knew anything, if she was involved with Derek's death in any way, even peripherally, Dane would find out. He may have disassociated himself from the family, but he could be every bit as ruthless as the best of them.

Dane shook his head. "I'll be seeing her first thing tomorrow, alone, away from the family as she insisted. I'll let you know how it goes." With that banal farewell, he turned and trod back through the snow to the road where his car sat idling, offering warmth, but no peace of mind.

What a laugh. Dane Carter hadn't had peace of mind since he'd walked out on his family, regardless of what he told them, what he insisted to himself. Maybe Angel, if she wasn't an enemy, could prove to be a nice distraction from his present worries. His brother had always had excellent taste in women.

* * *

Angel tried to meter her breathing, to look calm, but her heart felt lodged in her throat and wouldn't budge. She hated doing this, had sworn she'd never so much as speak to the man again after his last, most devastating rejection. But she'd been left with little choice.

With her shoe box tucked beneath her arm and one hand on the wall, offering support, she made her way down the hall to Derek's office. She still felt awkward without her crutches, but she knew better than to show him any weaknesses at all. When she reached the open door, she straightened her shoulders, forced a smile, and tried to make her steps as smooth as possible.

Derek sat behind his desk, his chair half turned so that he could look out the window at the Saturday morning traffic. The rest of the building, except for the security guards, was empty, just as she'd planned.

He was still as gorgeous, as physically compelling as ever, only now he looked a little disheveled, a little rumpled. She liked this look better than the urbane businessman he usually portrayed. The only other time she'd seen him relaxed like this was right after he'd made love to her.

That thought licked a path of heat from her heart to her stomach and back again, and she had to clear her throat.

His chair jerked around and his gaze pierced her, freezing her on the spot. Even her heartbeat seemed to shudder and die. Only his eyes moved as he looked her over, slowly and in excruciating detail, as if he'd never seen her before and needed to commit her to memory, then their eyes met - and locked.

For painstaking moments they stayed that way, and the heat, the intensity of his gaze, thawed her clear down to her toes. Her chest heaved as she tried to deal with the unexpected punch of reacting to him again. It shouldn't have happened; she didn't care anymore, wasn't awed by him now. Her infatuation had long since faded away, but seeing him with his straight brown hair hanging over his brow, his shirtsleeves rolled up, made him more human than ever. His gaze seemed brighter, golden like a fox, and she tightened her hold on the shoe box, using it to remind herself of her purpose.

She saw some indiscernible emotion cross his face, and then he stood. "Angel."

His voice was low and deep. As he rounded the desk his eyes never left hers, and she felt almost ensnared. She retreated a step, which effectively halted his approach. He lifted one dark eyebrow in a look of confusion.

Idiot. She didn't want to put him off, to show him her nervousness. That would gain her nothing. She tried a smile, but he didn't react to it. Moving more slowly now, he stepped closer, watching her, waiting.

Excerpt from Fallen Angels by Lori Foster
All rights reserved by publisher and author

© 2003-2020 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy