Shirley Hailstock takes you on an adventure.
The Capitol Chronicles Boxed Set includes five full-length novels and one novella. Fall in love amid the political intrigue of our nation's capital.
Under the Sheets
Was she dead or alive?
She couldn't be both.
Because Grant Richards buried his wife five years ago.
Robyn and Grant Richards’ happily ever after is short lived. He's captured and held prisoner. Her government-coerced testimony whisked her into Witness Protection as Brooke Johnson.
Then a critical accident involving a daughter Grant is unaware exist, forces Brooke to reveal Grant’s location. Never believing he’d deliver Kari’s rare blood type in person, her powers of acting are tested when she comes face-to-face with the only man she’s ever loved.
Grant is instantly attracted to the woman waiting in the hospital -- a woman who reminds him of his dead wife. She and her precious daughter have him flying in to see them more often than necessary.
To keep him safe, Brooke refuses a relationship. Grant won't take no for an answer.
The crime network may have gone underground, but they will never stop looking for Robyn or anyone she loves.
This political thriller series novel will keep you up long into the night.
Sandra Rutledge has been in front of cameras most of her life. She longs for the quiet existence of a university professor. A PhD candidate in mathematics, she’s at the family cabin in the Pocono Mountains when she finds Wyatt Randolph, the missing junior senator from Pennsylvania, bleeding to death on the road. Saving his life puts hers in danger. Attracted to the senator, she’s appalled when he accuses her father of treason. Together they set out to find the truth.
Wyatt Randolph’s best friend was killed for a cache of diamonds. His death set off a chain of events that go all the way to the White House. It’s up to Wyatt to discover what the stones entrusted to him do and why people are willing to kill for them. With the reluctant help of Sandra Rutledge, the daughter of the man Wyatt believes holds the key to the entire project, the two of them fight to find the truth and stay alive in the process.
More Than Gold
She holds an Olympic gold medal
Her name is a household word
And her face is that of America’s Sweetheart
So why is someone trying to kill her?
Morgan Kirkwood was only nineteen when she garnered a gold medal at the Seoul Olympics. Instantly, her name became a household word, and her face that of America's sweetheart. Twelve years later a new political faction is vying for dominance in the small republic. At the same time, the United States is electing a new president. Morgan is the linchpin in both elections and the shocking secret she holds could affect the outcome of both governments.
CIA Agent, Jack Temple is planning to resign, but discovering that Morgan Kirkwood is in trouble, he accepts one last assignment. Jack traveled as a swim team coach to Seoul at the same time Morgan was a gymnastics competitor. While his real position was to back her up in the political operation she'd agreed to perform, he found himself falling for the young gymnast. Now that someone wants more from her than an interview, Jack is back on trail and the torch he's carrying could light more than a fire at the upcoming games.
In this heart-pounding, pulse beating government conspiracy romantic thriller, Shirley Hailstock delivers a novel that delves into the halls of Washington, DC's power players. From the complexity of government all the way to the White House, the action never stops. Whether you take MORE THAN GOLD as a beach read or a vacation companion, you won't be disappointed with this novel of suspense.
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Aurora Alexander found her doppelganger in the form of talk show hostess Marsha Chambers. Yet the two of them couldn’t be further apart in personality. Aurora, a trained psychologist, supports her mother’s nursing home expenses through celebrity impersonation. Following a less than stellar interview with Martha Chambers, Aurora is mistaken for Marsha by a kidnapper who attempts to abduct her. Fighting him off long enough for producer, Duncan West, to scare the man away, Aurora’s life is plunged into danger for the famous face she wears.
Duncan West would like nothing better than to have his connections to the East Coast severed. He wants to be in Hollywood making feature films, not adhering to the whims of a diva. But when her look alike appears and he convinces her to stand in for the absent hostess, her life is put in danger and all Duncan instincts to stay away from her are put to the test. Aurora is tied to the East by a suffering parent. And Duncan wants to seek his fortune in the West. Can East and West meet?
When you’re sitting on top of the world,
You only have two decisions to make.
Do you fall to the left or the right?
Erika St. James has seen both the best of life and the worst of it. Losing the only parent who loved her unconditionally when she was twelve, she fled to a man who became a dear friend and one who taught her to run a global business. However, he didn’t teach her to how to find good relationships -- especially the man-woman kind. On his death-bed he tells her a secret, one that brings Michael Lawrence in to again upset her emotions.
Michael Lawrence, a traumatized attorney, turned his back on the law and escaped to a solitary life in the Maryland mountains. Discovering he is heir to a fortune, he can only claim it if he returns to the city and works with Erika St. James, the beautiful new president of a multinational corporation. While his thoughts of her stray from the boardroom to the bedroom, someone else has plans to make him pay for past deeds. And Erika is the pawn he’ll use to force Michael into his crosshairs.
If they survive, will they be able to love again?
One Christmas Night
Elizabeth Gregory’s world fell apart one Christmas, and she never wants to see the man who caused it–her ex-fiance, James Hill. He might be boy-wonder to the investment world, but to her he’s the man involved in her sister’s death. Yet as the holiday season happily paints the streets in the nation’s Capitol red and green, Elizabeth is standing on his doorstep. For her it’s the worse time of the year. But James makes her a wager – one she can’t refuse.
James found and lost the love of his life, but providence brings back to him during the holiday season. This time he’ll never let her go–even if he has to convince her he’s what she wants. Can they find magic on this one Christmas night?