April 21, 2014 RELEASE DAY-- Before the Storm, the first book in Claire's new, Urban Fantasy series, The Windwalkers, releases today. Don't miss out!
March 24, 2014 RELEASE DAY-- Unravel Me, Claire's first Brazen, book, written as Tori St. Claire releases today! Two week introductory price -- .99 Cents!
January 24, 2014 RELEASE DAY-- Immortal Sacrifice, the fourth book in The Curse of the Templars, releases today!
Oct 14, 2013 RELEASE DAY-- A Very Scandalous Holiday, a historical anthology featuring, An Eternity of You, releases today! (Written as Sophia Garrett)
Sept 3, 2013 RELEASE DAY-- Explosive, written as Tori St. Claire, releases today. Don't miss the next exciting Black Opals story!
THE HEART'S STRONGHOLD Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
What she’s hiding is unforgivable…
With six million stolen dollars tucked away in a Swiss account and a new identity, Natalie St. James arrives in County Kerry, Ireland toting a horde of secrets. She’s starting over, nurturing dreams of freedom from an unspeakable past. She never imagines that one night in her ancestral homeland will expose her to danger all over again. Nor does she foresee running into someone from her past--the one man her heart still yearns for. Martin is determined to unravel why she seems so familiar. But his learning the truth would not only endanger Natalie, it would cost Martin his life.
There’s something haunting about the secretive redhead that Martin St. James can’t place. He knows they’re connected, and he’s drawn to her in ways he can’t explain. Despite Natalie’s evasion, his determination for answers leads them down a fiery path of desire reminiscent of a long-ago, forbidden love. But when a stranger arrives in Kerry, Martin begins to suspect Natalie’s in trouble. Her fear tugs at his heart, even more than the splendor of her kiss. Battling for her trust and consumed with the need to protect her, he never expects her secrets will reveal betrayal, or that when they do, he’ll be fighting for his heart, but his life as well.