Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

August New Releases

A fab line up this month with two! Annie O’Neil’s for your reading pleasure and an added anthology to throw into the mix!

Happy reading ūüôā

Rebel Doc On Her Doorstep by Lucy Ryder

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From one night…to forever!

Dr. Paige Carlyle knows all about bad alpha boys. So when one breaks into her home, she’s ready to knock him out. But surely he’s not supposed to look that hot!

Surgeon Tyler Reese wasn’t expecting a warm welcome home, but the cute, fiery pixie in residence is a complete surprise! Unable to avoid each other, soon their uneasy attraction leads to one unforgettable night. Tyler wasn’t staying forever, but now he might not be able to walk away‚Ķ

 

A miracle For the Baby Doctor by Meredith Webbermedical5

 

Conceived in paradise…

When beautiful embryologist Fran Hawthorne is offered the opportunity to work on a Pacific island for a month, she seizes the chance to escape the humiliation of her ex-husband’s betrayal.

But Fran isn’t prepared for Steve Ransome, the handsome doctor heading the clinic. After years of struggling to conceive with her ex, Fran is tempted to give in to the pure passion that burns between them. Only their “temporary” fling results in her carrying the child she thought she’d never have‚Ķ

 

Claiming his Pregnant Princess by Annie O’Neil

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“Hello, Beatrice.”

Face-to-face with the man she’d loved and lost two years ago, Dr. (and Princess) Bea di Jesolo knows she has no right to forgiveness, but she hopes they can call a truce for the sake of their patients.

Pediatrician Jamie Coutts had always seen the woman beneath the royal fanfare that surrounded Bea: at heart, she was more surgical gown than ball gown. But loving her had cost him once. Could he risk his heart again‚ÄĒespecially when he discovers her secret?

 

Tempted by the Bridesmaid by Annie O’Neil

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A woman to unlock his heart?

The last time brooding Italian surgeon Luca Montovano saw bubbly heiress Francesca Martinelli was at his best friend’s failed wedding. Sparks flew then, and now she’s made a surprise appearance at his mountaintop clinic, bringing a much-needed whirlwind of laughter!

Aristocratic Luca just wants to be left alone to care for his orphaned niece. The scars on his face reach right to his heart, and he’s learned to push people away. Until Fran forces him to see the world through her eyes!

 

Encounter With A Commanding Officer by Charlotte Hawkes

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Rules of engagement!

Army trauma doctor Major Felicity Delaunay likes the rules and regulations that give structure to her life. But the arrival of maverick hotshot Colonel Ash Stirling is about to turn her world upside down!

Ash hasn’t overcome his troubled past to get where he is without taking risks, but he never crosses the line. Not with a colleague‚Ķno matter how gorgeous! Yet Felicity gets under his skin like no other, and he soon finds himself breaking all his‚ÄĒand her‚ÄĒrules.

 

Stolen Kisses With Her Boss by Susan Carlisle

After hours… medical6

To medical transcriber Cynthia Markum, Dr. Sean Donovan is just a voice‚ÄĒa deliciously sexy one‚ÄĒin her earpiece‚Ķuntil he asks to meet in person. She’s nervous and excited, but it’s crazy to have feelings for a man she’s never laid eyes on, right? Besides, he’s her employer!

Stunning Cynthia couldn’t be further from the woman Sean imagined her to be, and their attraction is mutual and instantaneous. Neither are ready for a relationship, but from the moment their lips meet there’s just no going back‚Ķ

 

 

Last but not least, Emily Forbes has a 3 book medical anthology out with 3 of her linked titles. Go here to check it out!

http://www.millsandboon.com.au/product/9781489245151

 

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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

March New Releases

 

Lots of royal babies for your March reading pleasure as well as a couple of hot docs!

 

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Their Secret Royal Baby by Carol Marinelli

Royal baby born in the ER!

Dr. Elias Santini, secret prince of Medrindos, has his world rocked when he attends an emergency delivery. The patient is Beth Foster, the woman he spent one stolen night with, and she’s in premature labor‚Ķwith his baby!

 

Estranged from her strict parents, Beth both fears the desire between them and yearns for the support Elias offers her as their tiny newborn fights for her life. A fiery kiss tempts Beth to risk everything, but what will happen when she discovers her daughter is the future heir to the Medrindos throne?

 

Resisting Her Army Doc Rival by Sue MacKaymed5

Flirting with danger!

Infuriating, irresistible army doc Sam Lowe is the last person Madison Hunter wants to work with. He challenges her, and soon the only thing hotter than their rivalry is their growing chemistry!

But Maddy hides scars that tell a heartbreaking story, and Sam has his own emotional wounds. He’s determined to take his heart with him when he leaves the army base, yet as he starts to see beneath Maddy’s tough exterior, it becomes more and more clear that his heart belongs with her‚Ķ

 

 

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Her Hot Highland Doc by Annie O’Neil

A match made in Scotland

 
He might have the good looks of a modern-day Viking, but Dr. Brodie McClellan has brooding down to an art. He’s only recently returned to the Isle of Dunregan and already the demons of his past are pushing him to the edge.

Running from her own troubled past, this remote posting is heaven-sent for locum Dr. Kali O’Shea. And Brodie makes her long to find her true home in Scotland‚Ķin her new boss’s arms!

 

 

 

A Month to Marry the Midwife by Fiona McArthur (The Midwives of Lighthouse Bay)med3

Falling for the midwife

Midwife Ellie Swift has devoted herself to beautiful Lighthouse Bay’s tiny hospital. After a painful divorce, she’s vowed never to get involved with another man‚ÄĒbut then the sexy new locum obstetrician walks through the door!

Despite his own damaged heart, Sam Southwell is captivated by Ellie’s warmth and compassion. She’s a woman who deserves a fairy tale! It won’t be easy to change her mind, but Sam’s never walked away from a challenge‚Ķ

 

 

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Pregnant with the prince’s baby

Nurse Shay Labadie’s one exquisite night of passion with Dr. Dante Affini was meant to be a beautiful memory. But now Shay’s expecting‚Ķand Dante is expecting her to take his hand in marriage!

Dante’s proposal is shocking enough, but then he drops an even bigger bombshell‚ÄĒhe’s not just a doctor, he’s a prince! Now to win his child and the woman he loves, Dante will have to prove he can master his most important role yet‚ÄĒas the husband Shay deserves‚Ķ

 

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Baby Surprise for the Doctor Prince by Robin Gianna (Royal Spring Babies)

Their royal bundle of joy!

Two months after her breathtaking night with Prince Enzo Affini, nurse Aubrey Henderson arrives in Venice to discover he’s her new boss. And even more shocking? The news she’s carrying his royal baby!

Guarded doctor Enzo has long protected his legacy‚ÄĒand his heart. He’s determined not to trust his attraction to irresistible, spirited Aubrey. But as their baby grows, so, too, does their undeniable connection‚Ķand a longing for a happy-ever-after that neither can deny!

 

 

 

 

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! ūüėČ

 

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.

‚ÄúDr. Valentino?‚ÄĚ

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.

‚ÄúMi tesoro,‚ÄĚ he whispered. ‚ÄúI want you forever. Always. Only you.‚ÄĚ

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.

‚ÄúGood Lord,‚ÄĚ she groaned. Alejandro was invading her dreams again and even though it had just been a dream her body was craving the kiss she‚Äôd been waiting for. The kiss that was in her imagination. She hadn‚Äôt 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

January Releases

Welcome one and all to a brand new sparkly year and 6 brand new sparkly titles for lovers of medical romance. We hope everyone has a wonderful 2017 and we’ll be doing our best to help bring it a little extra sparkle!

 

Falling For Her Wounded Hero by Marion Lennox

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A debt repaid…with love?

Tom Blake helped Tasha Raymond through a heartbreaking loss eighteen months ago‚ÄĒso when she learns he’s been devastatingly injured she’s determined to repay the debt by helping him in return.

Working with the handsome GP stirs up a storm of emotions, but Tasha has no intention of truly getting close. The playboy’s devil-may-care attitude is the last thing she needs! But then the wounded doc’s kindness proves too much temptation for her heart to resist‚Ķ

 

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Alejandro’s Sexy Secret by Amy Ruttan

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…

If only that were true! Surgeon Kiri Bhardwaj never expected to see sexy exotic dancer Alejandro Valentino again after their fantasy life-changing night together. But now they’re face-to-face, and he’s a specialist in her pediatric department!

Working with Kiri proves to Alejandro that they haven’t finished what they started all those years ago. But to claim what he’s lost he’ll have to lay his heart on the line and prove to Kiri their chemistry is for keeps!

 

Santiago’s Convenient Fiancee by Annie O’Neil

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Can a convenient arrangement last forever?

Saoirse Murphy came to Miami to bury herself in work, determined to forget the canceled wedding she left behind her, and she wants to stay… But only a green card will do!

Enter former combat doc Santiago Valentino. Having reluctantly returned to face his dark past, he’s only too happy to be distracted by his paramedic partner and her shocking proposal.

But when their “convenient” engagement tips into a very inconvenient passion, Santiago wonders‚Ķwill she be his forever wife?

 

 

The Doctor’s Diamond Proposal by Annie Claydon

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Physiotherapist Alexandra Jackson never thought she’d see Leo Cross again after an accident changed her life. But when she’s thrown back together with Leo she sees a hint of the boy she once met underneath the celebrity doctor’s charming smile‚Ķ

Leo knows he can’t give Alex the commitment she deserves‚ÄĒhe’s fighting too many demons of his own. But will their connection and Alex’s positive approach to life inspire Leo to make her a proposal neither will ever forget?

 

 

Weekend With The Best Man by Leah Martyn

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Nurse Lindsey Stewart knows that dancing with new, enigmatic Casualty doctor Dante Rossi is asking for trouble‚Ķbut when he takes her hand at a wedding she’s powerless to resist. As their night turns into a weekend she learns there’s more to this charming best man than meets the eye.

After returning to work, neither can escape their undeniable chemistry‚ÄĒeven when trying to remain professional! Until Lindsey discovers she’s pregnant, and realizes she might hold the key to healing Dante’s damaged heart‚Ķ

 

 

The Surgeon’s Baby Surprise by Charlotte Hawkes

Discovering his secret child! medical4

For committed surgeon Max Van Berg, career has always come first. He’s only ever risked distraction once‚ÄĒduring his whirlwind affair with stunning psychiatrist Evangeline Parker‚Ķ

But now Evie’s unexpected reappearance has turned Max’s world upside down. Not only is Evie battling illness, but she’s been forced to keep an even bigger secret from the surgeon! Against all odds Max is a father, and suddenly his sole focus is fighting for Evie, for baby Imogen and for the family he never knew he wanted until now‚Ķ

 

 

 

 

FAQs, Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Questions and Answers

A couple of months ago, we asked if there were any questions for the Medical Romance Authors.   And in response, you gave us some great topics to get our teeth into.

We set the survey up so that all of the questions were submitted anonymously, so this is our opportunity to say a big thank you if this was¬†your question. ¬†The forum’s now open¬†to anyone who would like to discuss the topic¬†raised a bit further, or ask any supplementary questions. ¬†To get the ball rolling, three of our Medical Romance Authors¬†have given us their thoughts.

But first, here’s the question.

How hard is it to think of medical situations that will flow really well and bring out emotions between heroes and heroines and the readers? I read a lot of medicals and love them and I love them because of the emotions and the medical issues that are covered.

Louisa Heaton ¬†Sometimes it is quite hard to bring a broad range of medical situations into the stories, depending upon what sort of department the story is set in, of course. You want stuff that would really happen on a day to day basis (keeping it real!) and occasionally something that’s a little bit different and that little bit different usually requires a bit more in-depth research. Then you have to think about how that case will affect your characters. Will it be something that chimes a bell within their own lives? Or not? You want your medical professional to be focused on their patient and not too much on how that case affects them personally, because then you run the risk of that character not coming across as a professional. Also, you have to consider the cases you’ve used in previous books and try not to use them again, as certain medical cases, can be wonderful catalysts for certain emotions!

Susan Carlisle ¬†For me,¬†it isn’t difficult to come up with medicial situations. First, I think about the¬†doctor’s speciality and find an injury that works in their field. For other scenes I just go with what could happen in everyday life, like sprained ankles, cuts, falls. The emotion comes from the characters¬†working together. About how they interact, what they¬†learn about each other. A sure thing on a medical scene is the male doctor caring for a child or older person.¬†It gets the heart strings everytime.

Annie O’Neil ¬†I do sometimes find it difficult to put the hero and heroine together in medical situations if their jobs don‚Äôt automatically put them together on a regular basis. I‚Äôve just finished a book with an assistance dog trainer and a surgeon and really struggled to highlight working moments that would bring them together. What I ultimately concluded was that people drawn to the medical profession are in it to help people – and as such – any situation that would require them to unite energies to help someone would be a chance to explore their relationship further. Especially if their approaches vary dramatically. More sparks!

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

November Releases

As per usual, 6 lovely medical releases for November and it’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas!! Also special congrats to Kate Hardy for her 70th book!! (oops! edited to add this is actually Kate’s 71st book….but that’s pretty damn awesome so it stays ūüôā

It Stared At Christmas by Janice Lynne.janice-lynn

All she wants for Christmas is…him!

This Christmas Dr. McKenzie Sanders knows exactly what she wants in her stocking‚ÄĒher gorgeous colleague Lance Spencer. He’s a sexy, brilliant, caring doctor‚ÄĒand, best of all, he’s just as averse to walking down the aisle as she is!

They agree to indulge in a sizzling fling that will absolutely not end in wedded bliss. But even the best-laid plans can go awry… Will risking their hearts lead to wedding bells?

The Midwife’s Pregnancy Miracle by Kate Hardy

kate-hrdyTheir precious Christmas surprise…

Midwife Ella O’Brien loves babies, but she believes she can’t have her own. Until at a charity ball the chemistry between her and dashing obstetrician Oliver Darrington explodes into a night of passion that proves her wrong!

Aristocratic Oliver has been here before, but the baby wasn’t his! Now he’s guarding his emotions‚ÄĒeven from lovely, innocent Ella. Can the baby they both want so much help them to trust in their love this Christmas‚Ķand become the family they really long for?

The Nurse’s Christmas Gift by Tina Becketttina-becket

A Christmas kiss from the past!

Pediatric surgeon Max Ainsley arrives at Teddy’s for a fresh start, only to find himself working with the woman he lost years before‚ÄĒhis estranged wife!

Annabelle once hoped to give Max the perfect family he never had, but when that dream was broken so was her heart‚ÄĒand she pushed him away. She’s never imagined loving again, but now working on a tiny patient with Max stirs buried feelings‚Ķ Can a miracle in Maternity reunite them in time for Christmas?

Unwrapped by the Duke by Amy Ruttan

amy-ruttanAn unexpected inheritance…

When Geri Collins learns she’s the daughter of a lord her world changes in an instant. Running from a relationship gone wrong, she seizes the opportunity to help her gravely ill father by running his Harley Street clinic.

If only she didn’t have to deal with the sensual temptation of her new partner‚ÄĒthe notorious “Dark Duke”! Thomas Ashwood unnerves her with every burning look and suggestive word. And as Christmas approaches Geri finds herself contemplating the consequences of a kiss under the mistletoe‚Ķ

Their First Family Christmas by Alison Robertsalison-roberts

Her Christmas past becomes her Christmas present!

When Dr. Emma Matthews was entrusted with the guardianship of her best friend’s daughter, she promised that every Christmas would be special‚Ķ But this Christmas Eve, Jack Reynolds‚ÄĒher old flame and Lily’s uncle‚ÄĒhas walked back into their lives.

Both Emma and Jack still bear the scars of this time last year. But now Jack wants to start again‚ÄĒbeing there for his adorable niece, picking up where he and Emma left off, and giving them all the family Christmas they deserve!

The Nightshift Before Christmas by Annie O’Neill

annie-oneillAll through the hospital…magic was stirring

It might be Christmas, but Dr. Katie McGann would prefer to bury her head in her work than celebrate. Until her estranged husband Dr. Josh West strides into the ER, turning heads and making her heart flip.

Two years ago their world and their dreams ended, and they had to part. But Josh vowed never to stop fighting for his wife, and with the clock about to strike midnight he knows he has one last chance to heal Katie’s heart‚Ķone kiss under the mistletoe at a time.