THE VILLA PR executive Sophia Giambelli loves her job and has never worried about competition. For three generations, her family s wines have been world-rewned for their quality. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Tereza, the matriarch, has anunced a merger with the MacMillan family s winery and Sophia will be assuming a new role. As a savvy businesswoman, she kws she must be prepared for anything but she isn t prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They ve been ordered to work together very closely, to facilitate the merger. Sophia must teach Ty the finer points of marketing and Ty, in turn, shows her how to get down and dirty, to use the sun, rain, and earth to coax the sweetest grapes from the vineyard.As they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia is torn between a powerful attraction and a professional rivalry. At the end of the season, the course of the company s future and the legacy of the villa may take an entirely new direction. And when acts of sabotage threaten both the family business and the family itself, Sophia s quest will be t only for dominance, but also for survival. MIDNIGHT BAYOU Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted and obsessed with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.Determined to restore Manet Hall to its former splendor, Declan begins the daunting revation room by room, relying on his own labor and skills. But the days spent in total isolation in the empty house take a toll. He is seeing visions of days from a century past, and experiencing sensations of terror and nearly unbearable grief sensations t his own, but those of a stranger. Local legend has it that the house is haunted, and with every passing day Declan's belief in the ghostly presence grows.Only the companionship of the alluring Angelina Simone can distract him from the mysterious happenings in the house, but Angelina too has her own surprising connection to Manet Hall a connection that will help Declan uncover a secret that's been buried for a hundred years. THREE FATES When the Lusitania sank, more than one thousand people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations.Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-great-grandfather's treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune.The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York and introduce them to a formidable female professor whose kwledge of Greek mythology will aid them in their quest; to a daring exotic dancer who sees the Fates as her chance at a new life; and to a seductive security expert who kws how to play high-tech cat-and-mouse. And it will pit them in a suspenseful fight against an ambitious woman who will stop at thing to acquire the Fates.