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THE CHILDREN OF MERLIN NOVELS

Iím working on an exciting new series called The Children of Merlin, about the big and boisterous Tremaine family who are descended from the wizard of Camelot. Each sibling will come into a unique power, but only when they meet and fall in love with another who carries the magic gene.
 
  WAITING FOR MAGIC (OCTOBER 25, 2013)

Keelan Tremaine wants her magic, now. Two of her siblings have theirs. Just Kee's luck she's fallen in love with someone who doesnít have magic in his DNA and who's off limits anyway, in so many ways. Devin hasn't got a chance of magic. He's the adopted son who's never felt he belonged to the family. Now he harbors a secret that's driving him to leave for good. Under siege from members of the Clan, the Tremaine family searches for the Talisman that can save them. Devin knows heís the one who can claim it for them. And only Kee can keep him from making the ultimate sacrifice.

 
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  YOUR MAGIC TOUCH (APRIL 2013)

Readers have been asking how the Tremaine saga began, and now there's a new novella which answers that question.

YOUR MAGIC TOUCH is available as an eBook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords at the special price of $.99. It's a tale of "How I Met Your Mother", Tremaine-style. The younger Tremaines are growing up and they want details about how their parents met and found their magic, details Brina and Brian Tremaine are reluctant to share. How much can they reveal to their children about the instant and potent sexual attraction of the magic in their genes, the powerful emotions of finding powers they don't understand? And neither wants to admit what Brian did for a living before he found his destined mate, or exactly who introduced them. This novella shares both Brina's version and Brian's version of events, but even as each parent tries to conceal pertinent details from their children, the reader will know all.
 
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HE’S A MAGIC MAN (September 2012)

Drew is sure of her destiny. The Tremaine family carries a magic gene and hers will come alive when she meets the true love who shares the gene. Lightning strikes when she glimpses a gorgeous man on television and gets a vision of the future. Her power has arrived. She’s off to Florida in search of the man who is her destiny.

Dowser, can find things, anywhere, anytime. But he only uses his gift to find sunken treasure for rich dilettantes when he needs money to stay drunk, trying to numb his pain. When Drew finds Dowser, she’s shocked. This derelict can’t be her destiny. Still, she’s undeniably attracted to him. And he’s attracted to her, guilty as that makes him feel. But fate has played a cruel trick on them both. The man who is Drew’s destiny still loves his dead wife, Alice.

Now a shadowy group wants Dowser to find Talismans handed down from Merlin to intensify their power, and they can give Dowser the one thing he wants: Alice.

Drew and Dowser must make choices, and they look like they’re going to be painful.
 
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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? (April 2012)

Tristram Tremaine has never fit in with his large and boisterous family. They believe they carry a magic gene that comes alive only when they fall in love with another who has that gene. After disappointing his parents one too many times, Tris, the bad-boy brother, hits the road on his cycle, drifting away from his destiny.

That is, until he meets Maggie O'Brian, a spit-fire rodeo rider with a strange ability to calm wild horses. Maggie lives on the road too, avoiding relationships. Her mother left her, the boy she loved left her, even her dog left her.

But the connection between Tris and Maggie is instantaneous. After a mysterious accident nearly kills Tris, he and Maggie must learn to believe in their destiny to stay one step ahead of those who will do anything to prevent them from claiming it.
 
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DA VINCI TIME TRAVEL NOVELS

 
THE MISTS OF TIME (September 2010)

If Her Desire For Revenge Doesn’t Backfire...

Diana Dearborn knows all about romance, at least in the books she writes. But passion eludes her in real life—until she’s offered the chance to travel back in time to Camelot. The world of King Arthur and Guinevere is nothing like she pictured, neither is the knight she encounters on her return to San Francisco: Gawain, the hero of her current project. He’s complicated, mysterious, and sexier than anything her imagination could conjure. And he’s been waiting for her...

Now, joined together in a desperate race, Diana and Gawain must prevent an ancient, evil force from wreaking mayhem in the all-too-real present. Diana must learn to trust Gawain—even while she encounters secrets about her own past. But even if their mission succeeds, does Diana’s destiny lie with this man from another time—and will their love alter history forever?

 
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A TWIST IN TIME (March 2010)

An expert in Leonardo DaVinci’s works, Lucy Rossano recognizes the centuries-old time machine the moment she sees it in a Stanford lab. Fascinated in spite of the danger, she uses her knowledge to briefly go back in time—landing in the middle of a fierce battle in ninth-century Britain. And when she returns to modern-day San Francisco, she brings something back with her: a seductive, fiercely intelligent Viking named Galen...

The presence of this enigmatic, devastatingly sexy stranger is just one of the new complications in Lucy’s life. There are others who want to harness the time machine’s power for treacherous ends, and they need Lucy to do it. Galen becomes first her protector, then the lover she’s always dreamed of. But danger is drawing closer, and time is running out. For Galen and Lucy, it’s now...or forever.

 
 
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TIME FOR ETERNITY (September 2009)

Once, Frankie Suchet loved Henri Foucault—and it cost her everything. For two centuries, she has cursed the French duke who gave her his blood and then disappeared forever. Today, this sexy vampire is a bartender living in San Francisco. Now Frankie has been granted a chance to go back in time...and kill the man who made her what she is. But becoming “Francoise” again means losing all memory of the risk Henri poses to her future...and her heart.

France, 1794. The Reign of Terror is in full swing. From the first, Henri is an enigma, saving Francoise from an angry Parisian mob. Drawn to his seductive vitality, Francoise discovers there is much more to him than she once knew. Henri’s devotion to rescuing innocents from the guillotine is his sole passion—until he encounters Francoise’s intoxicating blend of innocence and warmth. And as their attraction explodes to dangerous desire, the only way to save each other may be to sacrifice their timeless love...

 

“ Superb writing...and intricate characterization make each novel by Ms. Squires an absolute winner.”

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ONE WITH THE DARKNESS (June 2008)

Contessa Donnatella di Poliziano has power, beauty and — as a vampire — eternal life. But she also consumed by regret that centuries ago in ancient Rome, she failed to make her one true love, Jergan, a vampire too. But just as she despairs, the discovery of a 300-year-old note leads her to a gift left by her old friend, Leonardo da Vinci. He built her a machine to take her back in time to re-write the history of her heart. .

Once back in time, Donnatella loses her memory of the intervening years. Yet when she sees the breathtaking barbarian slave from afar, she feels she has always known him. For Donnatella, their awakening passion feels both old and new. But as they fall in love again, the danger of the emperor Caligula’s Rome threatens to tear them apart. The very act of going back in time has changed history and sends events spinning out of Donnatella’s control. Now Jergan’s love for Donnatella, and Jergan himself, must survive the most perilous test, and if he fails, the two lovers will be separated again...for eternity.

 
 

Squires combines extreme sensuality with dangerous drama.

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COMPANION SERIES VAMPIRE NOVELS AND STORIES


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TIME FOR ETERNITY (September 2009)

Once, Frankie Suchet loved Henri Foucault—and it cost her everything. For two centuries, she has cursed the French duke who gave her his blood and then disappeared forever. Today, this sexy vampire is a bartender living in San Francisco. Now Frankie has been granted a chance to go back in time...and kill the man who made her what she is. But becoming “Francoise” again means losing all memory of the risk Henri poses to her future...and her heart.

France, 1794. The Reign of Terror is in full swing. From the first, Henri is an enigma, saving Francoise from an angry Parisian mob. Drawn to his seductive vitality, Francoise discovers there is much more to him than she once knew. Henri’s devotion to rescuing innocents from the guillotine is his sole passion—until he encounters Francoise’s intoxicating blend of innocence and warmth. And as their attraction explodes to dangerous desire, the only way to save each other may be to sacrifice their timeless love...

 
 

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Dead After Dark
 
DEAD AFTER DARK (Anthology with Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. R. Ward, and Dianna Love) (December 2008)

Beyond the Night (my story): When Drew Carlowe returns home to win back a lost love, he is quick to dismiss rumors that his estate is haunted by a stunning young ghost... until one passionate encounter leaves him mystified — and aching for more.

 

For fans of my Companion Series, this story follows Freya, the misguided adversary of Stephan Sincai and Ann Van Helsing in THE BURNING. I never thought she was evil, and now I get to prove it!

 
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ONE WITH THE DARKNESS (June 2008)

Contessa Donnatella di Poliziano has power, beauty and — as a vampire — eternal life. But she also consumed by regret that centuries ago in ancient Rome, she failed to make her one true love, Jergan, a vampire too. But just as she despairs, the discovery of a 300-year-old note leads her to a gift left by her old friend, Leonardo da Vinci. He built her a machine to take her back in time to re-write the history of her heart. .

Once back in time, Donnatella loses her memory of the intervening years. Yet when she sees the breathtaking barbarian slave from afar, she feels she has always known him. For Donnatella, their awakening passion feels both old and new. But as they fall in love again, the danger of the emperor Caligula’s Rome threatens to tear them apart. The very act of going back in time has changed history and sends events spinning out of Donnatella’s control. Now Jergan’s love for Donnatella, and Jergan himself, must survive the most perilous test, and if he fails, the two lovers will be separated again...for eternity.

 
 

Squires combines extreme sensuality with dangerous drama.

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ONE WITH THE SHADOWS (December 2007)

Temptation begins in darkness . . . Kate Malone makes her living reading Tarot cards and fleecing society’s elite. With no prospect of independence, her own fate looks bleak. But Kate’s fortunes change when she steals a magnificent emerald — and is soon confronted by a mysterious stranger. Kate is sure that the striking gentleman’s attention is a ruse to retrieve the gem. But his presence awakens her to passions she never dreamed of . . . and to powers she never knew she possessed.

and lasts for eternity”¶ Gian Urbano is bound by honor to retrieve the mystical stone that can drain a vampire’s power — and drive humans to madness. The willful, stunning Kate has no idea of the emerald’s dark magic, or the lengths Gian’s enemies will go to retrieve it. But soon Gian discovers in Kate a desire more compelling than duty — one that could save them both, or lead them to their downfall . . .

 

Named a Best Book of the Year by Publisher's Weekly, 2007.

 

Squires writes a darkly compelling vampire romance.

—Affaire de Coeur

 
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ONE WITH THE NIGHT (April 2007)

Jane Blundell’s keen intellect and wit have always set her apart from her marriage-minded peers. But such differences are nothing compared to the change that comes upon her when she is infected by a blood sample in her father’s laboratory. Suddenly, her veins resonate with a terrifying, exhilarating power. Dr. Blundell takes Jane to the Scottish highlands where she collides with the only man who can understand her hunger — and slake her unending desire”¶

Callan Kilkenny has returned to England from Marrakech, still filled with self-loathing at the deeds he committed in the name of a beautiful, depraved vampire. Now that he has tracked down Dr. Blundell in hopes of a cure he has also found a kindred spirit in Jane. Her passion and her blood calls to Callan, fueling a carnal need that shocks them both with its intensity. But others have come in search of the cure, too”¶for reasons that are sinister and deadly. And to save Jane and the rest of their kind, Callan must risk everything — even his last chance at redemption”¶

 
One With The Night
 

Susan Squires has a fascinating, unique voice; she is a rare talent.

Christine Feehan (New York Times bestselling author)

 
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SACRAMENT (April 2007 reissue)

What if the man you loved was a vampire? How would you find the courage to embrace the darkness? Sarah Ashton, Lady Clevancy, is sure she is a very ordinary person in a very ordinary Regency England. When her life is invaded by a mysterious stranger, the long lost owner of the ruined abbey adjacent to her ancestral lands now accused of serial murder, she should be appalled, rather than fascinated. But she finds herself saving the devil himself from danger, and falling in love in the process. Her love will lead her across Europe, to the edge of eternity.

   

Winner of the 2002 PRISM award for Dark Paranormal.

"Sacrament should delight those seeking a romance that's out of the ordinary" Four Stars.

Romantic Times Magazine

 
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THE BURNING (April 2006)

It is 1821, and all who know the beautiful, mysterious Ann Van Helsing believe she is insane. Yet Ann's curse is not lunacy, but rather the deep psychic ability that allows her to know everything about another human being — their history, thoughts, and desires — simply by touching them. Overwhelmed by a power she can barely control, Ann roams the woods and caves near her estate, searching for a peace that eludes her. It is here she encounters the man who will change everything.

To repent for an unforgivable transgression against his own kind, vampire Stephen Sincai has become a vigilante who must hunt and kill those whom other vampires have made. When Ann discovers Stephen bleeding in the woods, she reaches to touch him before she can stop herself. In an instant, Ann knows every fiber of Stephen's being — and the knowledge is at once frightening and insatiable. Ann and Stephen are drawn together by a force more powerful than they know. As Stephen and Ann continues to fight against the evil surrounding them, an unseen treachery has yet to be revealed: an enemy bent on destroying them by making them choose between what they love and fear the most.

 

 

When it comes to combining extreme sensuality with dangerous drama, no one does it better than Squires.

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THE HUNGER (October 2005)

Beatrix Lisse, Countess of Lente, is the toast of London and the most fascinating woman in Europe. She has been fascinating men for a thousand years, for Beatrix was born vampire. Over the years, she has tried everything to fill her life with interest or purpose: social and spiritual causes, creating and collecting priceless art, controlling empires through her consorts. She has sipped from countless strong male throats, and indulged in passionate sexual affairs. But she has never let herself truly love another. Now she is bored, jaded, and ultimately weary. There is nothing she desires. . . John Staunton, Earl of Langley, has the reputation of being the most debauched man in England. What no one knows is that Langley is cultivating his worthless reputation in order to conceal his real activities as a volunteer spy for his government. Over the years he's been very successful, but killing and deceit has become a trap. His life is missing some vital spark. Beatrix and John are attracted to each other in London, and they can see through each others' deceptions. But when they discover each others' true secrets, and when Beatrix accidentally contaminates John's blood, turning him into a vampire, they must overcome past scars and fears to defeat Asharti. And, together, they must find new purpose for their lives and an eternity together. Intense and sexy, The Hunger plumbs the depths of the human soul.

 
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THE COMPANION (May 2005)

England, 1815: Ian Rufford was captured, enslaved, and then abandoned in the lonely dunes of Egypt's desert. His tormentor was a woman of magnificent beauty...and the blackest of souls. Now, Ian prays for a death that will not come. Only after his rescue does he begin to realize how he has changed. But he understands very little. Just that he is carrying something strange in his blood known only as "The Companion." Elizabeth Rochewell's home was Egypt. After her father's death, however, she is being sent home to live a conventional life in London. On board ship, she finds herself drawn to her mysterious traveling companion, Ian Rufford. He awakens feelings in her that disturb and tantalize her senses. But he hides a shocking secret that Beth can only begin to unravel. Now, journey with two linked souls who are determined to stop one woman's evil quest. A journey that will take them to the heights of desire and the depths of depravity. THE COMPANION is an unforgettable, sensual, and erotic novel that take you places you've never gone before...and it will make you believe in the power of true love.

 

 
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OTHER STORIES

No More Lies
 
NO MORE LIES (October 2003)

Dr. Holland Banks is head of the Century Psychiatric Hospital and president of the Schizophrenia Research Foundation...but is she going insane? The rest of the world seems to be. There's a sniper on the loose, she's being stalked, her father is conducting deadly experiments, and she's begun to hear voices: other people's thoughts. But a man was just admitted to her hospital — one who searched her out, whose touch can make her voices subside. Is he crazy, too, or a solution to her fears? A labyrinth of conspiracy is rising around her, and Holland's life is about to change forever. Very soon there will be .....NO MORE LIES.

 

No More Lies was a finalist for the Rita Award.

All of the elements that made Squires's previous sci-fi romantic suspense novel, Body Electric, such an eye-popping read manifest themselves here — a feverish romance, a pervasive sense of danger and an exhilarating chase full of adrenaline-fueled encounters. This time, however, Squires shifts her focus from the computer sciences to the biological sciences, deftly tackling the ethical issues surrounding genetic research and skewering both religious and scientific fanaticism. ...few romantic suspense authors know how to write a chase sequence as thrillingly as Squires.

Publishers Weekly

 
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THE ONLY ONE (Anthology with Christine Feehan and Susan Grant) (May 2003)

She had committed the ultimate crime against her kind. But after struggling against her fate, she embraced her rehabilitation. Now she is exiled from the safety of Mirso Monastery into the world of the twenty-first century, where temptation abounds. She must leave behind her mentor and the unruly feelings she has for him. And neither Magda nor Pietr realize that she will asked to pay the ultimate price for the fact of his secret love. Together, they will break every rule to find a love their kind considers Sacrilege.

 
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Danelaw
 
DANELAW (February 2003)

Out of Darkness, light. War swept England, and the dark ages grew darker as Vikings put Saxon strongholds to the torch and promised new rule. The horde found Epona, Daughter of the Goddess, on the hill beneath the Sign of the White Horse. There she had lived, awaiting the man who was fated to give her a child. In Viking fires burned her destiny.

 

Readers of such historical titles as Claudia Dain's To Burn will enjoy Squires' epic style and unforgettable characters.

Shelley Mosley
American Library Association

   
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BODY ELECTRIC (August 2002)

Victoria Barnhardt set out to create something brilliant. She succeeded beyond her wildest fantasies. With one keystroke her program spiraled out of control”¶and something was born that defied possibility: a being who called to her. He spoke from within a prison — seeking escape, seeking release, seeking her. He was a miracle that Vic had never intended. More than a scientific discovery, or a brilliant coup by one of the world’s most infamous hackers, he was life. He was beauty. He was genius. And he needed to be freed, just as Vic needed to be released from the shadows of her past. The world might rise against them, but on one starry Los Angeles night, in each other’s arms, they would find a way to have each other and freedom both.

 
Body Electric
 

Winner of the 2002 Dorothy Parker Award for Futuristic Romance

Electrifying and sensual sci-fi romance...Squires's deft plotting and full-bodied characters make this whirlwind adventure worthwhile.

Publishers Weekly
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Danegeld
 
DANEGELD (July 2001)

It was the silver the Saxons would pay to keep the dreaded Viking marauders from their shores. It was the price a half-Irish beauty would pay to keep the murderer of her father and mother at bay, to keep the powerful magic of her forebears from overwhelming her, to keep the stirrings of her womanhood in check. It was all that one mighty Viking would give to remain to a man, to be whole, to retain the respect of the jarls and the might of his sword arm. It was DANEGELD. In England's Dark Ages, sometimes it was all that stood between what a person was and what he should be. And it was the only thing in the way of true love.

 

Danegeld has won regional contests sponsored by the Romance Writers of America all over the United States, including California, Washington, Utah. Texas, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Ohio.

Winner of the Holt Medallion for Best First Book

Winner of the Golden Heart Contest for 2000 - Best Paranormal Romance.

 
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