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Rockabye RescueRockabye Rescue

Rescuing the Witness/Rescuing the Bride
February 2016
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27976-0

Two babies in jeopardy…two powerful stories in one!

When an unhinged cult leader escapes custody, he'll stop at nothing to get to two innocent babies…and the foster mothers who stand in his way.

GUARDING EVE by Beth Cornelison

Lila Green goes from foster mom to bodyguard when a storm traps her and six-month-old Eve in a remote mountain cabin with a killer on their heels. Can her neighbor, wounded veteran Dean Hamilton, help them survive?


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Cowboy Christmas RescueCowboy Christmas Rescue

Guarding Eve/Claiming Caleb
November 2015
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27942-5

Rescuing the Witness by Beth Cornelison 

Bullets are fired at a ranch wedding in Texas and the only witness to the unknown sniper's identity is wedding guest Kara Pearson. When the rifle turns to her, Kara runs for her life. Her only hope for survival? The man who broke her heart years ago. But Sheriff Brady McCall vows to protect Kara—and right old wrongs. 

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Colton Cowboy ProtectorColton Cowboy Protector

The Coltons of Oklahoma
June 2015
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0373279210

Rancher and single dad Jack Colton must face an assassin in the thrilling first book of The Coltons of Oklahoma… 

A beautiful stranger appears at the Colton ranch during a party, and Jack is none too pleased. With ties to his ex-wife, Tracy McCain claims to be on a mission to bond with his son. But this intriguing widow also has a target on her back. As the Colton family brings Tracy under its broad wing, a relentless assassin puts everyone in jeopardy. Jack's protective instincts go into overdrive…and only fuel his secret attraction to Tracy. Living closely together under Jack's roof, the heat between them starts to sizzle. In fact, the only thing stronger than Jack's heady desire for Tracy is his will to keep her safe…so that one day they can become a family.

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Under FireUnder Fire

Re-release
March 17, 2015
Samhaim Publishing
ISBN:  9781619229877
9781619229259

A single father discovers the price of revenge and the power of love

After his wife's murder, Grant Mansfield vowed to stay true to her memory and to protect their children. But fate has other plans. His temporary houseguest, injured smokejumper Amy Robinson, has him burning with a white-hot attraction, and the single dad's nightmare comes true when his older daughter is kidnapped.

Grant is just the man the adventurous Amy never knew she needed, his children the family she never knew she wanted. Before she can rescue his lonely heart, the handsome widower must become a hero. Only Grant can rescue his little girl. But time is running out…


The Mansfield RescueThe Mansfield Rescue

The Mansfield Brothers
December 2014
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  978-0-373-27897-8

A single father discovers the price of revenge and the power of love

After his wife's murder, Grant Mansfield vowed to stay true to her memory and to protect their children. But fate has other plans. His temporary houseguest, injured smokejumper Amy Robinson, has him burning with a white-hot attraction, and the single dad's nightmare comes true when his older daughter is kidnapped.

Grant is just the man the adventurous Amy never knew she needed, his children the family she never knew she wanted. Before she can rescue his lonely heart, the handsome widower must become a hero. Only Grant can rescue his little girl. But time is running out…


Protecting Her Royal BabyProtecting Her Royal Baby

The Mansfield Brothers
June 2014
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  978-0-373-27875-6

A woman in labor. A man on a mission. The Mansfield Brothers series continues…

All Brianna Coleman remembers of the near-fatal accident is the hero who saved her. Not her name or the father of the baby she delivers hours later. Until news of a coup in a foreign nation triggers a memory. Her baby's father is the missing member of a royal family…and her son the next target.

After saving them, Hunter Mansfield won't abandon them. But can he defend them against international assassins who pursue the newborn? He'll do anything—pay the ultimate price if necessary—for one chance to protect the woman he loves and her little prince.


The Return of Connor ManfieldsThe Return of Connor Mansfield

The Mansfield Brothers
January 2014
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  978-0-373-27854-1

One of the Mansfield brothers was dead to everyone else…except her.

Having mourned the "death" of her fiancé, Darby Kent isn't prepared for the moment they come face-to-face. For years, the man she loved and lost has lived in hiding. Until now. Connor is the only person who can save their ailing daughter, a living testament to the passion they once shared. But time is running out. And while Darby prays for their daughter's survival, she must confront old desires…and powerful new enemies who've patiently awaited Connor's return.


Colton Christmas RescueColton Christmas Rescue

The Coltons of Wyoming
December 2013
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  978-0-373-27850-3

Join the Coltons of Wyoming for a holiday showdown at Dead River Ranch

Deep undercover, Wyoming special agent Slade Kent comes to Dead River Ranch with only one thing in mind: justice. Bent on solving a string of recent crimes, as well as his father's long-unsolved murder, he won't let down his guard for anyone. Until beautiful heiress Amanda Colton and her baby are attacked. He'll do anything to protect them?even put his heart on the line.

Amanda's done with deception, but the irresistibly mysterious Slade draws her trust. When danger—and uncontained passion—spark, they must both put aside secrets and agendas for survival?and love?


Cowboy's Texas RescueCowboy's Texas Rescue

Black Ops Rescues
March 2013
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  978-0-373-27816-9

"It's nice to have someone with your?um, skill set? around when there's a killer on the loose."

Taking out bad guys is in Jake Connelly's DNA as much as strength, fearlessness and Greek-god good looks. So is rescuing women like Chelsea Harris, who's kidnapped by a brutal escaped convict. What isn't in the cowboy hunk's DNA, Chelsea fears, is an interest in relationships—especially with a jilted size-fourteen plain Jane like herself.

With the killer on the loose and a Texas-size blizzard raging, Jake and Chelsea take refuge in an icy farmhouse. Sudden sparks between them turn on plenty of heat! But Jake has sworn to put his black ops career before distracting emotions. He needs to stay focused to stop the convict's reign of terror?and protect Chelsea from the danger of falling for him?.


Colton's Ranch RefugeColton's Ranch Refuge

The Coltons of Eden Falls
September 2012
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  978-0-373-27794-0

"You know nothing about the real me."

Ex-soldier Gunnar Colton's only focus is shaking off the horrors of war in his remote cabin--until a murderer abducts another victim from the neighboring Amish community. Now the Colton code of honor kicks in and it's his duty to protect the eyewitness who's the next likely target.

Treating sexy, spitfire actress Violet Chastain as just another assignment is next to impossible, though. There's more to her than Hollywood and the hurt she's hiding. The minute Gunnar lets the starlet and her twin baby boys into his home, the guard around his heart starts to crack. One taste of passion shows him the future he could have with Violet--if the threat closing in doesn't claim them both.


Chasing a DreamChasing a Dream

May 2012
TKA Distribution
ASIN:  B00846FW6O

She's running from a nightmare...

Tess Sinclair must hide. Hunted by a powerful man who wants her dead, Tess flees her Texas home in search of anonymity, safety, and a new life. While a flat tire and stormy weather slow her escape, they prove the least of her worries. Just hours after her getaway, a hired gunman tracks her down. Grabbed in a parking lot, Tess is certain she'll be killed ... until a handsome hitchhiker intervenes. But can she trust the blue-eyed cowboy who appoints himself her guardian.

He's chasing a dream . . .

Nothing can stop Justin Boyd from his pursuit of a music career in Nashville--except a woman in peril. Haunted by his sister's murder, Justin can't walk away from Tess until he knows she's safe. Justin puts his dreams of the music spotlight on hold until he can make amends for mistakes from his past. Yet the stakes in this game of vengeance are higher than he ever imagined, and the price for freeing Tess might be his own life.


The Reunion MissionThe Reunion Mission

Black Ops Rescues
August 2011
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  978-0-373-2778-7-2

Protect me, baby... 

Though it's been five years since Black Ops agent Daniel LeCroix last saw Nicole White, his desire for her burns as strong as ever. But he's got to stay focused on his mission-rescue Nicole and an innocent child from a Colombian prison camp. 

Nicole is shocked to see Daniel again. She still has feelings for him, but hasn't forgotten his betrayal. When danger finds her again, Daniel places her in a safe house. Sharing such close quarters, Nicole and Daniel must confront the past-and a passion that won't be denied.


Soldier's Pregnancy ProtocolSoldier's Pregnancy Protocol

Black Ops Rescues
May 2012
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-2777-9-7

Survival. Danger. Living on the edge. It's what Alec is all about. But crawling on his belly through the South American jungle is child's play next to babysitting the mother-to-be with the bad luck to get caught in the cross fire. Safeguarding Erin Bauer and her baby is Alec's top priority. Only, now the Special Ops soldier is falling for this brave, vulnerable woman with the melting mahogany eyes.

Alone with Alec in a remote Rocky Mountain hideaway, Erin knows her life depends on the rugged, enigmatic stranger. Alec makes her feel protected. Cherished. Complete. But he lives a life of risk and deadly danger. How much is Erin willing to risk for a love that could give them both what they need and desire most?


Trust in MeTrust in Me

December 2011
Digital
ASIN: B006KYQ1WQ

A hero for the rest of us?

Escaping the cheating fiancé and sheltered life her father has arranged for her, Claire Albritton wants nothing more than to take control of her life and learn to fight her own battles.

Kevin Fuller believes he must rescue damsels in distress and Claire is decidedly out of her element in small town South Carolina.  When trouble inevitably finds Claire, Kevin's white knight protection and heroics are exactly what Claire doesn't want.  But his kisses...that's another matter.


Operation Baby RescueOperation Baby Rescue

Top Secret Deliveries
September 2011
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27747-6

Elise Norris wants nothing more than to be a mother.  Her joy turns to agony when newborn baby girl Grace dies mysteriously--before the single mom could even say goodbye.  But grief-stricken Elise can't shake the feeling that the final chapter of Grace's story isn't yet written...

As he works through his own tragic loss, widower Jared Coleman and his one-year-old daughter become captivated by Elise.  But while investigating the strange circumstances behind Grace's death, their new friend teeters close to an explosive secret.  Can Jared protect her?  Or is he in over his head in a desperate life-or-death struggle?


Special Ops BodyguardSpecial Ops Bodyguard

The Kelley Legacy
July 2011
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27738-4

Finalist in the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards for Bets Harlequin Romantic Suspense of 2011!

"I have a mission—and you're not it."

Is it the honey-blond hair? The blue eyes? Gage Prescott can't put his finger on it, but something about the Maple Cove waitress is both sexy and innocent. Not that it matters. The battle-scarred ex-Army Ranger has come to this Montana town as bodyguard to Senator Kelley, not to let a pretty face distract him.

Kate Rogers has her own mission. If, while on assignment, the handsome Gage can assist with her sister's abusive husband, she'll accept that gratefully. But will their growing passion interfere when their duties involve life and death?


The Prodigal BrideThe Prodigal Bride

Book 3 in The Bancroft Brides
February 2011
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27716-2

Wild card Zoey Bancroft is in a scrape. Her ex-boyfriend has left her stranded with no money in Vegas after hearing she's carrying his child. Desperate, Zoey calls her best friend, firefighter Gage Powell. Before she can tell Gage where she is, a loan shark enters her motel room and destroys her phone….

Tired of saving Zoey from yet another bind, but unable to forget the sparks they once shared, Gage impulsively proposes. For the sake of the baby, of course—it'll be a marriage in name only. But trouble that started in Vegas doesn't always end there, and this time Gage's life—and love—is on the line….


P.I. Daddy's Personal MissionP.I. Daddy's Personal Mission

Book Five of the Coltons Montana
November 2010
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-037327-702-5

Private investigator Peter Walsh has his hands full investigating the unanswered questions surrounding his father’s mysterious death. His life takes another unexpected turn when his son starts having trouble at school, and Peter falls hard for his son’s teacher. But teacher Lisa Navarre knows her painful history stands in the way of any future with Peter.


The Bride's BodyguardThe Bride's Bodyguard

Book 2 in The Bancroft Brides
October 2010
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-37327-700-1

When armed gunmen open fire at Paige Bancroft’s wedding, critically wounding her groom when he wouldn’t turn over a mysterious “bead”, best man and former Navy SEAL Jake McCall hustles the bride to safety. But until Jake and Paige can determine what the gunmen were after, Jake must keep Paige safely hidden from the terrorists. While in hiding with Jake, Paige deals with not only her groom’s betrayal, but also a sizzling attraction to her brooding protector.


Reyn's RedemptionReyn's Redemption

March 2, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60504-943-4
Cover art by Tuesday Dube

To claim her love, first he must reconcile his past…and catch a killer.

When firefighter Reyn Erikson returns to the small Louisiana town that branded him a killer, he doesn’t want trouble. He plans to slip in, help his hospitalized grandmother, and slip out again as silent as smoke. Instead he runs into two unintended flashpoints: his grandmother’s plea to find the truth behind his mother’s death. And sexy redhead Olivia Crenshaw.


Blackout at ChristmasBlackout at Christmas

"Stranded with the Bridesmaid"
November 2009
Silhouette Romantic Suspense anthology
ISBN 978-037327-653-0

When a major snow and ice storm hits Seattle, the power goes out and SEATAC airport is closed. Stranded at the airport, bridesmaid Ellen Davis and best man Zack Kallen must find another way to get to her sister's wedding in Spokane. They share a rental car and head out on the treacherous roads. Both are determined to make it to the wedding, but for different reasons. Ellen wants to see her sister get married; Zack wants to stop the wedding. But when icy roads and a herd of deer send their rental car off the road and into a snowbank, Zack and Ellen are stranded again. As they await rescue, they find a fiery attraction and learn what real love means. But to find happily ever after, they must first survive dangerously freezing temperatures and other perils of the night.  


The Christmas StrangerThe Christmas Stranger

Bancroft Brides: Book 1
October 2009
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-037327-651-6

Widow Holly Bancroft Cole wants answers about her husband's murder, but the police can tell her little except that it appears he was mugged by a vagrant for his watch and shoes. Months after losing her husband, Holly is trying to move forward with her life. She hires kind and handsome Matt Rankin to help her finish the stalled renovations on her farmhouse in time for Christmas, but she soon learns Matt hides a tragic past behind his warm smile. Is Matt Holly's second chance for love or will Matt's dark secrets come back to haunt Holly?


Healing LukeHealing Luke

September 2009
Sourcebooks
ISBN 978-1-4022-2434-8

Ladies' man Luke Morgan has the world at his feet until a freak explosion leaves him burned and bitter. Luke's family offers gutsy occupational therapist Abby Stanford a job facilitating Luke's physical therapy, but Luke wants no part of his family's schemes or Abby's help. When sparks fly between Luke and Abby, Luke must face his deepest fears in order to claim the woman who brought his family together and taught him the real meaning of love.


Chasing a DreamChasing a Dream

Now available in audio book
August 2009
Books-in-Moion
ISBN: 978-1-605-48424-2

She's running from a nightmare...

Tess Sinclair must hide. Hunted by a powerful man who wants her dead, Tess flees her Texas home in search of anonymity, safety, and a new life. While a flat tire and stormy weather slow her escape, they prove the least of her worries. Just hours after her getaway, a hired gunman tracks her down. Grabbed in a parking lot, Tess is certain she'll be killed ... until a handsome hitchhiker intervenes. But can she trust the blue-eyed cowboy who appoints himself her guardian.

He's chasing a dream . . .

Nothing can stop Justin Boyd from his pursuit of a music career in Nashville--except a woman in peril. Haunted by his sister's murder, Justin can't walk away from Tess until he knows she's safe. Justin puts his dreams of the music spotlight on hold until he can make amends for mistakes from his past. Yet the stakes in this game of vengeance are higher than he ever imagined, and the price for freeing Tess might be his own life.


Tall Dark DefenderTall Dark Defender

June 2009
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27636-3

Following her divorce from her abusive husband, Annie Compton is struggling to make ends meet as a waitress at a diner. When she is attacked late one night while making a mysterious delivery for her boss, Jonah Devereaux comes to her rescue. Ex-cop Jonah has been working undercover to bust a gambling ring and money laundering operation for months, and Annie has stumbled unwittingly into the thugs line of fire. For Annie's safety, Jonah, a sparrer and hand-to-hand combat expert, offers to teach her self-defense, but as the stakes rise, he realizes the young mother needs his full-time protection. Jonah, with his fighting skills, is the last person Annie wants in her post-abuse life. But Jonah's gentle ways and warm touch make battling her attraction to her defender the most difficult fight of all.   


Rancher's RedemptionRancher's Redemption

October 2008
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27602-8

When Clay Colton reports a crime on his ranch property, his ex-wife Tamara is on the CSI team that arrives from out of town to sweep the scene.  The intervening years have changed his ex-wife but not his feelings for her.  As evidence of a grisly murder on his property mounts and an accident injures Tamara, Clay insists she recuperate at his ranch where he can protect her.  But how can he protect his heart when rekindled memories and an undeniable attraction draw Tamara back into his arms?


Duty to ProtectDuty to Protect

July 2008
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-373-27592-2

For years, counselor Ginny West has been helping abused women build a better life for themselves.  Then a client's husband turns his violence against Ginny, and she finds herself not only trying to protect the woman and her children but also fighting for her own life.

Responding to a call at the local women's center, firefighter Riley Sinclair saves Ginny from a burning office and resuscitates her when she stops breathing. Having already faced one tragic loss in his life, Riley vows the dangerous man threatening Ginny won't get a second chance to hurt her.

Although Ginny resists Riley's guard duty, she can't deny the sizzling attraction she shares with her fireman protector. But Riley has secrets he can't share with Ginny, and she's afraid to give Riley her love until she knows what he is hiding. While Ginny learns to trust Riley and her heart, her client's scorned husband is drawing closer... and his plans for vengeance are growing more deadly!


Under FireUnder Fire

June 2008
Samhain Publishing

Late at night, terrorists kidnap research chemist Jackson McKay and his daughter and take them to the Idaho mountains. Jackson's captors demand he turn over his research files on a chemical compound that can create a devastatingly lethal chemical weapon– or else his daughter will die. Desperate for a way to save his daughter and also protect his country from the terrorists, Jackson makes a daring escape, setting in motion a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Arriving at the scene of a wildfire, smokejumper Lauren Michaels and her crew are caught in the crossfire of Jackson's nightmare. When her fellow smokejumpers fall victim to the terrorists' savagery, Lauren must help Jackson save his daughter and send rescue teams for her surviving friends.

Pursued by a sniper, Jackson and Lauren embark on a treacherous journey off the burning mountain. But they soon find more than their lives at risk, because the unexpected heat that flares between them may cost them their hearts...


Danger at Her DoorDanger at Her Door

August 2007
Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1478
ISBN 0-373-27548-X

Five years ago, Megan Hoffman was raped in her home, and her world fell apart. Though she's piecing her life back together, she never feels truly safe because her rapist has never been caught. Megan believes suppressing her tragic past is the only way to protect her privacy and her progress toward healing her soul, so she vigilantly guards the secret of her attack.

When Megan meets Jack Calhoun, her sexy new neighbor and a single father, she fears her fragile life is about to shatter again. Jack is an investigative reporter, researching the town's string of unsolved rape cases. While Jack's investigation threatens to unearth Megan's secret, his charm and rugged appeal tempt Megan to leave her well-fortified comfort zone and take a chance on love. But new leads in the serial rapist investigation bring Megan's nightmare out of hiding and make Megan the target of a madman determined to silence her ... forever.

 


In Protective CustodyIn Protective Custody

June 2006
Silhouette Intimate Moments #1422
ISBN 0-373-27492-0

Winner of the RWA Golden Heart for Romantic Suspense!

To give his widowed sister the will to live, firefighter Max Caldwell promised he'd protect her baby from her criminally-connected in-laws. But caring for his newborn nephew is a painful reminder of the children he and his ex-wife couldn't have...because of his infertility. When his rescue of the newborn goes awry, he finds himself sharing guard duty with a woman whose courage and compassion steal his heart. Max will do anything to protect his nephew, but can he hope fate will give him a second chance at love?

 Laura Dalton knows what it means to grow up with no place to call home, moved from one foster home to the next. To protect her heart from further rejection and loss, she isolates herself and keeps relationships at arms' length. But the helpless newborn chips away at her defenses, and she willingly puts her life on hold to make sure Max's nephew doesn't suffer the same fate that she did growing up. When she finds herself falling in love with Max, what is she willing to risk to have a family of her own?


To Love, Honor and DefendTo Love, Honor and Defend

April 2005
Silhouette Intimate Moments #1362
ISBN 0-373-27432-7

VOTED CATAROMANCE READERS CHOICE FOR FAVORITE SERIES BOOK OF 2005, BEST FIRST BOOK, AND BEST SILHOUETTE INTIMATE MOMENTS!!

Through her job, Assistant District Attorney Libby Hopkins has earned a stalker. Someone has been following her and sending her threatening letters. As if the stalker's menace weren't enough to shake up her staid life, bad boy Cal Walters, an old flame who broke her heart years before, has re-entered her life with a startling proposal ... marriage!

Two years ago, Cal Walters was convicted of assaulting a man in a bar fight– even though he'd been trying to protect an abused woman when the fight got out of hand. With his conviction, he lost his job as a firefighter, lost his marriage, lost custody of his little girl. Now out of jail, Cal's determined to regain custody of his daughter, who is living in squalor, neglected by his ex-wife. His criminal record hurts his chances of gaining custody of his child, but Cal has a plan ...


Chasing a DreamChasing a Dream

September 2006
Five Star Expression
ISBN 1-594-14514-8

She's running from a nightmare...

Tess Sinclair must hide. Hunted by a powerful man who wants her dead, Tess flees her Texas home in search of anonymity, safety, and a new life. While a flat tire and stormy weather slow her escape, they prove the least of her worries. Just hours after her getaway, a hired gunman tracks her down. Grabbed in a parking lot, Tess is certain she'll be killed ... until a handsome hitchhiker intervenes. But can she trust the blue-eyed cowboy who appoints himself her guardian.

He's chasing a dream . . .

Nothing can stop Justin Boyd from his pursuit of a music career in Nashville--except a woman in peril. Haunted by his sister's murder, Justin can't walk away from Tess until he knows she's safe. Justin puts his dreams of the music spotlight on hold until he can make amends for mistakes from his past. Yet the stakes in this game of vengeance are higher than he ever imagined, and the price for freeing Tess might be his own life.


 

"...new author Beth Cornelison has penned an engaging story..." -- Amelia Richard, Cataromance.com

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"Cornelison is brilliant with her story weaving skills and leaves readers on the edge of their seats page after page." -- Kym Oetting, Romance Reader at Heart

 

 

 

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