Mistress of the Stone
She was ready for his steel, but not for his flesh. Lu�sa Tavares has a list of sins the length of the Antilles, but there's no time to repent for them now. When a pockmarked Frenchman hands her Papa's ring--still attached to his severed finger--she orders the Coral back to the Caribbean, despite her father's earlier warning never to return. It's Lu�sa's luckless fate that the only man who can help her is a blasted Ingl�s pirate hunter who's more dead than alive and locked in a curse he doesn't want lifted. Worse, his feral sensuality sparks a hunger she can't ignore. Xander Daltry hadn't planned on kidnapping this wild woman--or succumbing to his uncontrollable desire for her. But he needs Lu�sa and the moonstone she wears around her neck to rescind a witch's spell. His sister, long dead, and others like her have been cursed to remain in the mortal plane for eternity. Only the stone can set them free. The only way to convince the reluctant pirate queen to help him is to withhold one small bit of the truth. For if she learns who really betrayed her father, the longing in her fiery eyes could easily turn to murderous wrath? Warning: Contains a pirate queen with a sacred gem, a werewolf with an agenda, an island where nothing is as it seems, and a hero with a Jolly Roger that'll make you purr like a kitten.