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Bittersweet Rescue
Feb 2014

Contemporary romance

She rescued him, and saved herself.

When Ellie Sherwood rescues her boss from drowning, she never anticipates the consequences. For three years she’s existed in an emotional limbo after a catastrophic family tragedy, but now she’s awake and ready to seize life with both hands. And that includes the sexy boss she’s been secretly infatuated with for some time.

Drake Crawford is about to achieve his lifelong goal when a car accident plays havoc with his life. Not only is his plan for revenge delayed, but his once demure personal assistant is now shockingly, irresistibly forward. Drake is against office affairs, and Ellie is vital to his success, but he can’t get her out of his mind, and besides, he does owe her...

His solution—a two-week break with Ellie at his wilderness hideout. They’ll indulge in a scorching, private affair, and when it’s over they’ll return to their normal lives. But as Drake discovers more about Ellie, he realises her quiet exterior hides a backbone of steel. When she asks him to walk away from his ultimate goal, he knows it’s time to let her go.

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Baiting the Boss
Oct 2013, Entangled Indulgence

Contemporary romance

For years Grace Owens harbored a secret crush on her boss, Jack Macintyre, the heir to the Macintyre Corporation. But Jack relocates to a remote tropical island after tragedy upends his life, cutting off all contact. Now Grace’s new boss issues an ultimatum: return Jack to the family fold or pack her briefcase and move on.

When she turns up at Jack's bungalow, he can’t deny his attraction to the fiery woman determined to lure him out of his tropical paradise. Little does she know that returning is the last thing he wants—he’s nobody’s boss, and he likes it that way.

If he stays, she'll lose her job. If he goes, she'll lose her heart.

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Darke London
(Uncanny Chronicles Book 1)
Sep 2013, Samhain Publishing

Historical/supernatural romance

The only way to save her life is to resurrect the dead…

Julian Darke was only a newborn when he was abandoned on the doorstep of a gentleman doctor. Though raised with love, he is driven to discover his true origins.

Convinced Sir Thaddeus Ormond knows something, Julian shadows him one night—and is shocked to see a young woman thrown from Ormond’s carriage and accosted by a thug. Julian manages to save her life, but not her face and hands from horrific injuries.

Nellie Barchester doesn’t recognize the scarred, disfigured stranger in the mirror. Though the gifted doctor and engineer has done his best to repair the damage, scars ravage her body, and chill her soul with the realization that her own husband may have plotted her death.

Julian’s tenderness is a balm to her soul, and Nellie is drawn to the edge of passion by a man not repelled by her deformities. But as their pursuit of the truth draws them into London’s underbelly, they cross the path of a ruthless enemy who will stop at nothing to fulfill his schemes.

Warning: Can a brilliant but troubled doctor find happiness with a woman scarred both inside and out? A hint of the supernatural plus a night of passion spice up this Uncanny Chronicle.

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REAL MEN DON'T QUIT
(Real Men Book 2)
April 2013, Entangled Publishing

Contemporary romance

Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?

When famous author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in the small town of Burronga, Australia, he's sure he can ignore the fiery redhead next door. Not only has he just been burned from a high-profile breakup, but he's never been one to set down roots. No, he'll finish his novel and leave Burronga. And soon.

Tyler Jones just wants to run her business with her best friend, Ally, and take care of her three-year-old daughter, Chloe. She's never needed help from anyone, especially not a man, and the brooding, rugged writer next door can't tempt her. Not in the least.

Only Tyler and Luke can't stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook. Are Luke and Tyler ready to risk their lives of independence for something more?


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Reviews

"Luke and Tyler were both wonderfully engaging, complex characters that grabbed at my heartstrings" The Romance Reviews

"...a fantastic book. I loved the romance and the characters." BookLoving Mom

"Seriously, fantastic read...the story left me with a permasmile." Melody May

 
 

 
REAL MEN DON'T BREAK HEARTS
(Real Men Book 1)
Dec 2012, Entangled Publishing

Contemporary romance

Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man she blames for getting her jilted at the altar six years ago. Plus, now her ex-fiancĂ© is back in their hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride…for real this time. Everybody’s treating Ally with kid gloves, as though she’s still heartbroken, but she’s just fine, thank you very much.

Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves?

As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it’s fallen in, she doesn't count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart…

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Reviews
"...a wonderful contemporary romance." The Book Girl

"...a sweet romance about self discovery, acceptance, and second chances." MsRomanticReads

"Real Men Don’t Break Hearts by Coleen Kwan is a fast read and a cute read. Fans of romance of any type will just eat this one up!"   The Book Cellar

"...if you are looking for that sweet read that leaves with that warm fuzzy feeling, you might want to checkout Real Men Don't Break Hearts." What I'm Reading



ASHER'S DILEMMA
Jan 2013, Carina Press

Time travel steampunk romance
Ever since he awoke one day on the floor of his workshop with a brain-splitting headache, Asher Quigley has been haunted by fleeting visions of a beautiful woman everywhere he looks—a woman he’s sure he knows, but can’t recall. In spite of this he has finished his most wondrous invention yet, one that will literally make history: a time machine. But before he can complete his exacting calculations a bizarre accident causes the device to be activated, with him inside! He awakes to find himself in his lab, eight months in the past, and suddenly he remembers her…

Asher knows that something in the near future causes Minerva Lambkin, the woman who turned down his marriage proposal, to be erased from existence. And he’s sure it has something to do with his device. Alone in a familiar world where he doesn’t belong, he’ll have to find a way to destroy the time machine to save the woman he loves from extinction. Even if that means erasing his own future.

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SHORT SOUP
Dec 2012, Escape Publishing

Contemporary multicultural romance

A story about best friends, childhood dreams, and the healing power of Chinese food…

Toni Lau and Dion Chan were connected from birth — first via their parents’ jointly-owned restaurant, then via their bone-deep friendship. But children grow up, and Toni leaves their sleepy hometown looking for more than it can offer.

Now Toni is back, raw with the knowledge that not all childhood dreams come true. Dion is on the brink of realising that both his own ambitions and his childhood friend have the power to derail all of his hard work. But loving Toni — and winning her love in return — has always been on his wish list. Can Dion really put her on the back burner while frying up his chef dreams? Or is it possible that together they can come up with a recipe for happiness?

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ASHER'S INVENTION
June 2012, Carina Press

Steampunk romance.

Five years ago, Asher Quigley broke his engagement to Minerva Lambkin, believing she was an accomplice in a scheme to steal his prototype for a wondrous device. Minerva swore she was innocent, though the thief—and Asher’s mentor—was her own father.

Now, sheer desperation has driven Minerva to Asher’s door. Her father has been kidnapped by investors furious that he’s never been able to make the machine work. Only Asher, now a rich and famous inventor in his own right, can replicate the device. He’s also become a hard, distant stranger far different from the young idealist she once loved.

Despite their troubled past, Asher agrees to help Minerva. He still harbors his suspicions about her, but their reunion stirs emotions and desires they both thought were buried forever. Can they rebuild their fragile relationship in time to save her father and their future together?


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Reviews

"This is a lovely steampunk novella with lots of fun gadgets like ray guns, flying airships, mechanical arms and mysterious ever-lasting thingiemabobs. This is steampunk at its finest and fans will enjoy this part science, part imagination as I did."   The Romance Reviews

"ASHER'S INVENTION is exactly the kind of steampunk novella I like to write and read. The Victorian setting is well done and believable, as is the invention at the heart of the plot. I read breathlessly to see what would happen next....I hope Kwan writes more steampunk in the future!" Romance Reader At Heart

"With the thrill of a cat-and-mouse chase, this romance novella features only a little heavy petting—much is left to the sexual imagination—so if readers require more juicy bits to get their engine going, this may not be the read for them. Kwan does an excellent job of weaving together steampunk and romance. This subgenre is gearing up for the long haul, and Asher’s Invention is a fabulous introduction."   Library Journal Reviews







WHEN HARRIET CAME HOME

Oct 2011, Carina Press

A contemporary romance set in rural Australia.

After ten years of exile, Harriet Brown is back in town. Things have definitely changed, but so has she. Now the confident owner of a catering business, she’s no longer the shy, overweight girl everyone – including her hot teenage crush - used to ignore. In fact, she’s determined to make peace with Adam Blackstone for her part in exposing his father’s secret affairs and corrupt behavior as Mayor.

But Adam has changed as well. No longer a pampered, rich pin-up boy, he just wants to re-establish his family’s good name. He reluctantly agrees to a truce with Harriet, and is surprised by how changed she is. He doesn’t want to be drawn to her, but he can’t seem to resist her allure.

As Harriet struggles to come to terms with her past, her adolescent infatuation with Adam morphs into something more serious… Will she ever be accepted again? Or will ancient history ruin the chance of a future full of possibilities?


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Reviews

"I could not put this book down...The emotions, secondary cast and most of all Harriett and Adam kept me enthralled until the end." (5 stars)   Naughty Cougar Tales

“I absolutely fell in love with Harriet and Adam. These two were definitely meant to be together. Coleen Kwan has weaved together a engaging story about love, loss, reflection, growing up, coming to terms with one’s past, accepting/embracing the future, and second chances.” (5 stars)   Blackraven's Reviews

"This book is easy and light to read. Miss Coleen Kwan deserves two thumbs up for making a very nice contemporary romance a reader can relate to. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Ms. Coleen Kwan!" (4 stars)   The Romance Reviews

"I found this story to be quite compelling because it felt so familiar, based on situations, feelings, conversations, and prejudices that are far more common than any of us would like to admit...This is the first work by this author that I have encountered and I was impressed with her writing prowess." (4 stars)   The Book Binge

"This is the first I have read from Coleen Kwan and it won’t be the last. I loved the attraction between these two even though they deny it." (4 1/2 stars) Night Owl Reviews

"This book was a quick and easy read and was so engrossing I didn't want to put it down so I ended up reading it from start to finish in one night...I have not read other books by Kwan but look forward to doing so." (4 stars) Romancing the Book