Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

September New Releases

We’ve a bunch of brilliant new releases this month!  So, for your reading pleasure…

From Passion to Pregnancy, by Tina Beckett

lgcover.9781488020711After just one night… 

The last thing Dr. Sebastian Texeira wants is to settle down, but when one sizzling night with sexy nurse Sara Moreira results in pregnancy, he feels he must do the right thing!

Sara refuses to marry for anything less than love. Though she does agree to work at Sebastian’s hospital—where the temperature between them grows hotter than ever! All Sebastian needs to secure their happiness is to admit how much he really loves Sara, but sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to do…

 

The Doctor’s Forbidden Temptation, by Tina Beckett

lgcover.9781488020704“Nata…we can’t do this.” 

To Dr. Adam Cordeiro, Natália Texeira has always been off-limits. As his best friend’s sister, and a cancer survivor, he’s felt a duty to protect her. But the doctor he meets on her first day at Santa Coração Hospital is all grown-up and far too tempting…

Natália has always had a crush on Adam, but he has a playboy’s reputation! Nevertheless, when their forbidden passion becomes irresistible, Natália is compelled to discover what’s really holding Adam back from giving his heart…

 

 

One Night that Changed her Life, by Emily Forbes

lgcover.9781488020735The midwife’s pregnancy shock! 

From the moment she sees Dr. Xavier O’Donnell, midwife Brighde Campbell knows how the night will end. In the gorgeous obstetrician’s arms, she can forget the closely kept reason she avoids commitment—but then she discovers she’s pregnant…

Finding out he’s going to be a father both shocks and delights Xavier, but Brighde seems intent on shutting him out. Her painful secret will test both their hearts, but can he convince Brighde that no matter what the future holds, they can face it together?

 

The Midwife’s Longed for Baby, by Caroline Anderson

lgcover.9781488020728A marriage worth fighting for 

Obstetrician Nick Jarvis and midwife Liv had the perfect marriage—until not conceiving the baby they ached for tore them apart.

But separation has only compounded how much they need each other, and now they’re working together again, delivering babies every day! It could be their chance to rekindle their relationship, but only if they can rediscover the sheer joy of loving—the one thing that will make their marriage whole and give them the courage to try for a baby again.

 

 

Bride for the Single Dad, by Jennifer Taylor

lgcover.9781488020759New beginnings? 

Moving to the Dales is all about a fresh start for Dr. Elliot Grey, until he meets feisty—and beautiful—midwife Polly Davies. Not since his ex-wife abandoned him and their son has Elliot had such a strong reaction to a woman!

A relationship is the last thing he needs, yet there’s something special about Polly. Maybe it’s the way she’s bonded with his son, or that the pain of his past fades in her presence, but one thing is certain—he’s struggling to find reasons to stay away!

 

 

The Prince’s Cinderella Bride, by Amalie Berlin

lgcover.9781488020742Operation Marriage… 

Prince Quinton Corlow’s life was turned upside down the day his divorce was filed and his military papers were executed. Seven years later, the embittered soldier returns, only to walk straight back into his ex-wife’s life!

But when Quinn discovers he’s still married to the one woman who could claim his heart, he realizes he must tackle the past for the future he wants…the future Anais wants, too. But can he convince his Cinderella bride to fight for their love?

 

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Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, Reading, The Writing Life

Hero, hero, who loves a hero?

I am getting ready to write a new book, which is always an exciting prospect! One of a quad. And I am stoked. Because I’d already written a quad with the same fabulously talented authors, under the Hot Latin Docs! umbrella. We had a blast planning those books. And we’re already having fun figuring out how we’re going to link these new books, and most importantly…our heroes–hunky firefighters and paramedics who work out of the same station house. They also shared the same foster home growing up.

Did I mention how excited I am?

So, in planning my particular hero, Deakin Patera, I am having to figure out what makes this guy tick. Who is Deakin Patera? I’m discovering him little by little. And that makes me curious about what kind of heroes readers connect with.

I write a lot of playboys, but one of my favorite types of heroes is the angsty, broody, wounded, damaged, scarred–you get the picture–hero. Sometimes I dive so deep into the angst, though, that my hero has a hard time holding his breath long enough to reach the surface and retrieve his happily-ever-after. So this time, I will plan carefully (famous last words!).

Do you like angsty heroes? Or are you more of a fan of a hero with witty comebacks? Swashbucklers? Playboys? Bad boys? What kind of hero makes you go weak in the knees? I really want to know!

In the meantime, here are the covers from our Hot Latin Docs! quad, written by Annie O’Neill, Amy Ruttan, me, and Amalie Berlin. It was hard to leave those heroes behind, but I know I’m going to love this new cast of characters just as much!

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

February Releases

One month down already! Boy did that go fast!

Six new releases for medical romance readers to glom – yay! Also did you know you can buy a boxed set? Details at the end!

A Forever Family for the Army Doc by Meredith Webber

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As a nurse and single mom, Izzy Halliday has her hands full. The last thing she needs is the distraction of a man—even one as irresistible as new hospital director Nicholas Macpherson!

Former army doc Mac has come to Wetherby to heal his soul—but the sparks flying between him and stunning redhead Izzy aren’t bringing him much peace! Mac is in search of a quiet life, but time with Izzy and her daughter soon teaches him the unexpected joys of a chaotic family life…

 

 

 

The Nurse and the Single Dad by Dianne Drake

Changed by a single kiss… medrom

Single dad Daniel Caldwell is completely focused on caring for his daughter, Maddie, and has no time for love. Until he meets Zoey Evans, a hospice nurse with sparkling blue eyes…

Zoey has vowed never to trust another man, but Daniel is different. Kind, caring and drop-dead gorgeous, he’s the first man who has tempted her to change her mind. And when one passionate kiss proves life changing, Daniel and Zoey will have to reevaluate everything they ever thought about love!

 

 

Dante’s Shock Proposal by Amalie Berlin

medrom6An inconvenient desire…

Growing up in the midst of her parents’ fraught union, surgical nurse Lise Bradshaw has never wanted nor needed a man by her side. Until a sensual chance encounter with Dr. Dante Valentino on the dance floor of a Miami club sparks a full-blown passionate affair…leading to a shock proposal!

Dante knows what he wants—a family—and what he doesn’t—love. But as the fire blazes between him and beautiful Lise he realizes that he’s inconveniently falling for his convenient fiancée!

 

 

Their Meant-To-Be Baby by Caroline Anderson (Yoxburgh Park Hospital)

Unexpectedly pregnant! medrom3

Having discovered her night with surgeon Sam Ryder had unexpected consequences, Kate Ashton is left reeling when he walks into her emergency department. Now she’ll have to tell this “emotionally broken” man she’s been belatedly warned about that she’s pregnant!

Sam’s feelings might be frozen, but he wants to be a dad. When Kate reveals she’s afraid of becoming a mom, her heartrending story opens Sam’s heart. He must convince Kate to give them a chance. This baby was meant to be—perhaps their love is, too…

 

 

Rafael’s One Night Bombshell by Tina Beckett (Hot Latin Docs)

medrom5From passion to pregnancy!

An encounter with Rafael Valentino is brokenhearted Cassandra Larrobee’s chance to live in the moment. It was supposed to be one night only, but the sinfully hot doc has left her with more than just memories…

Since a heartbreaking decision years ago, Rafe has been determined to remain alone—but when he’s sent to work with Cassie he can’t resist their reckless kisses! When he discovers Cassie’s shocking surprise, can Rafe let her bring light into his shadowed life…and become a daddy to their baby?

 

A Mommy for his Baby by Molly Evans

The nurse to heal his family? medrom4

When Aurora Hunt returns home after an accident nursing more than physical wounds, she needs local GP and childhood crush Beau Gutterman to help her. Only she hasn’t counted on his offer of a job…or the attraction that reignites between them!

Recently widowed Beau is bringing up his baby daughter alone, and Aurora’s arrival is a gift. He’s not ready to move on, but working with Aurora stirs long-buried desires. Can they really heal each other’s hearts—and make a family for baby Chloe?

 

 

Last but not least – two 3 volume boxed sets of February releases (digital only)

 

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Happy Reading from the medial authors!!!!

Excerpts, Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Excerpt Wednesday-Alejandro’s Sexy Secret by Amy Ruttan

Okay, maybe it’s no real secret what Alejandro’s Sexy Secret is. I mean, if you the blurb you sort of know.

medical2Alejandro is the youngest of the Valentino brothers and some sites list my book as the first book in the Hot Latin Docs, but I’m actually book two of four. And I have to say this was so much fun to write. I know, I know I keep saying that, but it’s true. I just loved working with Annie, Amalie & Tina.

We created the “ugly” brothers, as they affectionately refer to one another and we’re the “ugly” sisters. And yeah, there’s more stuff from us in the works, we just have to get our crazy squirrels in a row (we don’t have ducks).

Last week Annie had you pull up a chair at Mad Ron’s, but since this is Alejandro, he’d like you to take a seat while he shares his routine with you! 😉

 

KIRI WAS WALKING the halls of a darkened Buena Vista. She’d been working late again and as she walked she realized that no one else was around.

What was going on?

She turned and the lights dimmed. Alejandro was at the end of the hall dressed in a suit, his head lowered, his hands behind his back. She was completely confused.

“Dr. Valentino?”

Music started and he began to dance. Just like that night in his hotel room in Vegas. Right down to the same suit.

Kiri sat down in a chair that suddenly appeared. She wanted to tell him to stop dancing, that it wasn’t appropriate to do his routine in the hospital, but she lost her voice and suddenly it didn’t matter that he was doing this in the hospital.

She was transfixed as he undid the knot in his tie, slowly pulling it off. Those dark eyes were glittering in the dim light and were focused on her. Holding her captive.

Kiri realized then she was at his mercy. Her body thrummed with need as he pulled off his jacket and shirt. She ran her hands over his body, over his hard, rippling muscles. Then he leaned over her, his lips brushing her ear.

“Mi tesoro,” he whispered. “I want you forever. Always. Only you.”

She closed her eyes and waited for a kiss.

Instead a blaring noise echoed in the hall and he moved away…

Kiri woke with a start. Her alarm clock was going off. It startled her and as she groggily reached for her glasses, she fumbled to find the alarm and shut it off.
With a sigh she sank back into the pillows. Sunshine was peeking in through the venetian blinds that covered the bank of floor-to-ceiling windows in her apartment bedroom.

“Good Lord,” she groaned. Alejandro was invading her dreams again and even though it had just been a dream her body was craving the kiss she’d been waiting for. The kiss that was in her imagination. She hadn’t had an erotic dream about Alejandro in a long time.

Any dreams she’d usually had about him since the miscarriage had brought tears to her eyes and reminded her of what she’d lost. What she’d been denied.

So dreams about him were more like nightmares.

Except for the one she’d just had, which still made her blood burn with need.

–Excerpt Alejandro’s Sexy Secret, Available Now!

You can find out more about Amy at her website or follow her on Twitter.

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

August Releases

Six new medial releases for the month of August! Australian covers featured this month!

Seduced by the Sheikh Surgeon by Carol Marinelli.medical3

Handsome, A&E Consultant Sheikh Zahir has always seemed out of reach to nurse Adele Jenson. But when hismother needs medical care and requests Adele’s help, she finds herself being swept off to Zahir’s desert kingdom!

Adele’s unexpected trip is the first time she’s truly let herself live since the accident that has overshadowed her life. But when Zahir reveals his craving for her, Adele’s guard completely falls. Just one passionate night in the desert makes her wonder — will this brooding Sheikh choose his crown…or her?

 

 

 

Challenging the Doctor Sheikh by Amalie Berlin

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After years of freedom, the last thing Prince Dakan Al Rahal wants is to return home to remodel his kingdom’s healthcare system. But his sense of duty prevails, and he’s rewarded with sultry Nira Hathaway — the architect overseeing the project!

British-born Nira

is not what the doctor prince expects. Her every word speaks of defiance — which proves even more satisfying than the capitulation he’s used to! Nira is in Mamlakat Almas to trace her past, but suddenly Dakan is determined to show her why he should be her future.

 

 

The Doctor She Always Dreamed Of by Wendy Marcusmedical4

Dare she dream of forever?

Nurse Kira Peniglatt isn’t in the market for a happy-ever-after. Between her busy job and caring for her sick mother, she’s learned the hard way that she comes with too much baggage for most men to handle.

Except Dr Derrick Limone isn’t most men — he’s caring, funny, outrageously sexy…and he understands that she comes as a package deal. One sizzling kiss from Derrick later, and suddenly Kira hopes…has she finally found the man she’s always dreamed of?

 

 

Tempting Nashville’s Celebrity Doc by Amy Ruttan

medical1An enticing reunion…

Renowned neurosurgeon Vivian Maguire knows everything there is to know about the human brain. But when she returns to Nashville — and the man she left behind seven years ago — it’s her heart that suddenly occupies her every thought.

Dr Reece Castle has made a name for himself as a premier neurosurgeon to the stars, yet Vivian’s return brings him crashing back to reality. Because every glance and unwitting touch tempts him to risk his heart for another chance with the one that got away…

 

 

The Nurse’s Newborn Gift by Wendy Marcus

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Brought together by a baby…

Nurse Krissy Peniglatt promised her best friend she’d have his baby through IV

F if he didn’t make it home from the front lines. When the time comes to make good on her promise she’s confident she can handle being a single mom. If only Spencer Penn, the baby’s godfather, will agree!

There’s always been tension between them, and yet the warmhearted woman Krissy has become takes Spencer’s breath away. But can he convince Krissy he wants to be a real daddy for her newborn baby?

 

 

Dr White’s Baby Wish by Sue MacKay

Her knight in shining armor

When a gunmmedical2an takes Dr Harper White hostage in the OR, Cody Brand’s bravery and quick thinking save the day. But Harper’s determined not to fall for her handsome rescuer. She’s too afraid he’ll run when he learns she can’t give him the family he craves.

Harper is one of the strongest women Cody has ever met, and yet her eyes betray a sadness he can’t explain. Whatever it is, and whatever it takes, Cody is on a mission to show her he’s the man to make her smile again…

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

July Releases

6 gorgeous new releases for July and this month we’ll be showcasing the US covers. There’s some serious hotness and sweetness going on with these!

White Wedding For A Southern Belle by Susan Carlisle

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From boss to bride…

ER doc Kiefer Bradford is stunned to find Ashley Marsh is his new boss. And being the only doctor at her medical clinic presents him with a delicious challenge—staying away from the Southern belle whose kiss once set him alight!

Ashley is totally out of bounds, but as she returns his kisses with a passion that matches the hot summer sun, Kiefer soon wonders… Could she be the one woman to unlock his heart and lead him from “I can’t” to “I do”?

 

 

Wedding Date With the Army Doc by Lynne Marshall

It started at a wedding… med2

Since her recent lifesaving—and life-changing—operation, Charlotte Johnson has steered clear of romance…but brooding Jackson Hilstead is too delicious to resist! Surely some harmless flirting with the sexy army doc can’t hurt?

Charlotte knows Jackson has his own emotional battles to fight, but she believes they can be stronger together. So when she accepts his invitation to a family wedding, Charlotte hopes it’s a sign that one day she’ll be walking down the aisle…with Jackson by her side!

 

 

Taming Hollywood’s Ultimate Playboy by Amalie Berlin (The Hollywood Hills Clinic)

Forbidden to the A-lister med3

When Grace Watson last saw Liam Carter, she was in black lingerie and a trench coat at his door, while he gently—mortifyingly!—turned her down. Now Liam is Hollywood’s hottest property, and Grace is the top physical therapist he needs to literally get him back on his feet.

Grace tempted him then and she tempts him even more now. As her kindness banishes the demons that have always haunted him, is it possible that their second chance can heal his damaged heart?

 

 

Winning Back His Doctor Bride by Tina Beckett (The Hollywood Hills Clinic)

med4The one that got away

Dr. James Rothsberg, renowned plastic surgeon and owner of the Hollywood Hills Clinic, is famous for his control. But then he finds himself working with beautiful Dr. Mila Brightman—the woman he left at the altar six years ago!

They’re drawn together again by an orphaned patient, and it’s not long before the lingering chemistry between them explodes. Now James must decide whether to run again or fight for the woman he never stopped loving!

 

 

Capturing the Single Dad’s Heart by Kate Hardy

A love worth fighting for? med5

Nate Townsend is a brilliant surgeon, but being a full-time single dad is his biggest challenge yet. So he doesn’t need the temptation of beautiful neurosurgeon Erin Leyton!

Erin’s instantly taken with Nate’s daughter. She knows she can help them both—if she can keep her heart off the table…because love never lasts, right?

But time spent with Nate and Caitlin stirs hopes Erin has long thought impossible. Can Nate convince her that his love is here to stay?

 

Doctor, Mommy…Wife? by Dianne Drake

med6The man to complete her family?

Del Carson is happily single. With her new baby and a great career in pediatrics, there’s no space in her life for romance. Until she meets sexy Dr. Simon Michaels, that is…

Because Simon stirs up emotions Del had thought she’d put behind her. And however much she tries, she can’t get him out of her mind—or her heart! With Simon by her side, Del’s beginning to think the unthinkable. Maybe she doesn’t want to do this alone…

 

 

 

 

 

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, Interviews

New Medical Authors: Amalie Berlin and Amy Ruttan

We’re absolutely delighted to welcome two authors to the Medical Romance family. Amelie Berlin and Amy Ruttan are joining us here today, to tell us a little about themselves.

First, a round of applause please for Amy Ruttan!

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Amy Ruttan

I discovered Medical Romance when:  I know I was about 13 when I snuck my first Presents from my mother. It was something about a Sheikh. Anyways, we spent our summers at our trailer and there was a small arcade there and women would drop off used books for others to enjoy. I was a bookworm so it was like heaven and I know a medical was among them. In 2010 when I saw there was a Fast Track coming up for the medical romance line I bought a bunch of medicals online to learn what they wanted. The first one I read was Laura Iding. I realized I really, really loved this line. Though the only medical show I like is Grey’s Anatomy. House was okay and I never got into ER.

I wrote my first story when: If you mean in general, then I was writing since I can remember. I loved creative writing in school and as I got older the stories became more complex. Writing for me was a nice escape. I always wanted to be an author, especially a romance author. In 2006 I had two children (I have 3 now) and my youngest at the time almost didn’t survive infancy. When he was out of the woods I thought what kind of role model would I be if I didn’t try to go after my dream? I was first published in 2007, but I still wanted in at Harlequin. I just didn’t know where my voice fit until I rediscovered the medical line in 2010, right before the fast track.

Where do you live? I live in London, but not England. I’m Canadian. I married a man from out this way, so I’m not originally from London. I was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, a little suburb called Whitby.

My best trait is: I think I have a good determination. If you want to achieve something in life, go for it, but it’s not going to come easy. You have to work really hard, learn and never give up. I revised for a solid year with Harlequin and it was not easy. They really put me through my paces, but I learned so much from the experience. I also had a great support group in the form of writer friends and my CP. I grumbled to them, but girded my loins and did the work my editor asked me to do. I wanted to be a Harlequin author and I worked hard to get where I am.

My worst trait is: Dreadfully shy in crowds of strangers. It’s horrible, but I am. I’m fine online, but face-to-face I have a hard time talking and I do stammer when I’m really, really nervous. Just can’t get the words out. It was a lot worse when I was younger and has gotten better. My determination to beat it is helping me a bit. I’m putting myself out there at conference and meetings, but I’m sure sometimes I sound like a loon to some people.

Five things on your bucket list:
1. Camp my way across North America. In a trailer though, definitely not in a tent. We drove out west this summer and I adored it. I’d like to see more of Canada and the US.
2. To see my three kids grow and reach their dreams. Right now they’re only 10, 7 & 4. So they have some time to figure it out. I hope I’m able to help them and guide them.
3. To be able to travel to England. It’s always been a dream of mine. I’m an Anglophile. Love to be able to come to England and soak up the history.
4. To travel to the arctic and see the northern lights there. I’ve seen the northern lights once near North Bay, Ontario and have never seen them since. I live too far south. I would love to see them again.
5. Make it to the summit of Whistler’s in Jasper National Park. I made it only to the upper station before my fear of heights and my youngest’s fear of heights, got the better of me and I didn’t hike up tot he summit with my older two children and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Next time I go to Jasper I want to take the hour hike up to the top.

Amy’s debut Medical Romance, Safe in his Hands, will be released in September 2013

And now, more applause please for Amalie Berlin!

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Amalie Berlin

I discovered Medical Romance when: I discovered Medical Romance in 2010. I was relatively new to the Harlequin forums, and had never really heard of the line before. But the editors announced the Fast-Track, and after I read the details (hello rapid turn around), I popped over to the ebook store and downloaded a few to see if I would be at all interested in submitting. And I was!

I wrote my first story when: I have no idea. I have a vague recollection of a story about meeting a snake on the way home from primary school and entering into a stare-down with it to see if I could get around him and make it home safely. The phrase: Eye-to-eye-to-eye-to-eye sticks out in my memory, because neither of us were missing any eyes, so there were four eyes between us and they were ALL engaged in this epic stare-down. Very. Dramatic.

Where do you live? Southern Ohio, in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The closest mall is in Kentucky. The closest bookstore is in West Virginia…(*sad-panda-face*)

My best trait is: My creativity?

My worst trait is: My creativity? The phrase ‘cripplingly right-brained’ has been used on occasion. No concept of time. Attention span of a gnat on crack… Easily distracted by shiny objects

Five things on your bucket list:
1. Summer in Alaska & Winter in the Caribbean
2. Stay overnight in a haunted castle in Scotland (Note: Must find haunted castle)
3. Learn to blow glass (I don’t know why, I burn myself lighting candles.)
4. Apprentice with a perfume maker (I also can’t explain this one)
5. Find a Dragon sleeping in an abandoned gold mine, and befriend him (who needs this one explained?)

Amalie’s debut Medical Romance, Craving her Rough Diamond Doc, will be released in October 2013