Books by Doreen Owens Malek

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I came to writing by a circuitous route, starting out as an avid reader of JANE EYRE and WUTHERING HEIGHTS and GONE WITH THE WIND and REBECCA and any other similarly themed books I could find. I first worked as a teacher and then graduated from law school when I desired a career closer to my passion. I sold my fledgling novel to the first editor who read it, and I have been writing ever since. I have written all types of books for all types of people, but my favorite literary pursuit is and always has been romance. Nothing is as rewarding as hearing from my readers, so please use my website to communicate your thoughts and criticisms, as I am always eager to learn from you. A romance novel rarely disappoints me: in an uncertain world filled with tragedy and sadness, reading about an appealing woman finding a strong man to love her and share her life is the perfect escape. They always HELP each other and reinforce the quaint but enduring notion that love conquers all - at least in the fictional universe of my imagination. So pull up a chair and take down a book- or pick up a Kindle- and join me in a world where the heroes are tough and headstrong but never boorish and the heroines are feminine and sympathetic but never helpless.

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Medicine Man's Affair
by Doreen Owens Malek
Originally published as NATIVE SEASON (1983) Tall, honey blonde with gray-blue eyes, Jennifer Gardiner hardly fit the role of Publicity Director for the Philadelphia Freedom football team. A lawyer and a professional in a rough-and-tumble world of men, she’d learned to be wary of gridiron heroes––until Lee Youngson shattered her...
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Murphy's Affair
by Doreen Owens Malek
COURTROOM TO BEDROOM Uptight lawyer Hope Jarvis took one look at the man she was investigating and knew she was headed for trouble. What Dennis Murphy made her feel was positively illegal! How would she ever be able to do her job if she couldn’t think straight every time he came near? Dennis’ life’s work was putting criminals...
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Native Affairs (Four Contemporary American Indian Romances)
by Doreen Owens Malek
700 PAGES OF ROMANCE READING PLEASURE!                                                                       A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:The common denominator in the four romances I selected for NATIVE AFFAIRS is the Native American hero in each story.   I chose to write about this Northern hemisphere...
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Blackfoot Affair
by Doreen Owens Malek
Book Two of the NATIVE AFFAIRS Quartet                                                                              Over 26000 BLACKFOOT AFFAIR downloaded in the first 10 days of digital release.    TRIAL BY FIREPrim and proper lawyer Marisa Hancock was out to win a controversial case that had...
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An Indian Affair
by Doreen Owens Malek
Book One of the NATIVE AFFAIRS Quartet                                                                                                                                                                                                        ...
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Panther's Prey
by Doreen Owens Malek
PANTHER'S PREYSequel to the enormously popular THE PANTHER AND THE PEARLHe rode from out of the Turkish wilderness atop a magnificent charger. Dark and mysterious, Malik Bey swept Boston-bred Amelia Ryder into an exotic world of sultans and revolutionaries, magnificent palaces and desert camps. Amy wanted to hate her virile abductor, to...
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Torchlight
by Doreen Owens Malek
Forbidden DesireOne look into the fires of Sean Jameson's rebel eyes and Elizabeth Langdon knew she would forsake everything for the shattering pleasures of his forbidden embrace. Sean was bent on the destruction of all her family stood for, but Elizabeth vowed her love would triumph over the society that tore them apart. Sean tried to...
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Devil's Deception
by Doreen Owens Malek
First Printing 1985Released March 1, 2012 As Book Three Of The MEN OF INTRIGUE: A TRILOGYDEVIL’S DECEPTION has a mafia princess for a heroine and an FBI Bureau Chief for a hero, so the story gives new meaning to the notion of “opposites attract.” Brett Devlin is a fed planted in the home of Angela Patria in the guise of her...
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Another Life
by Doreen Owens Malek
Successful defense attorney Juliet Mason knows it will take more than high ratings and juicy scripts to give sex soap start Tim Canfield a brighter tomorrow. Evidence is rapidly mounting that daytime TV's hottest actor knows a lot more about the murder of his beautiful temperamental costar than he's tellingWith consummate legal skill...
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Montega's Mistress
by Doreen Owens Malek
MONTEGA'S MISTRESS - Originally published in 1986Published 2012 as Book One of MEN OF INTRIGUE: A TRILOGYDANGEROUS LOVERHelen Demarest's peaceful, orderly existence was shattered forever the night Matteo Montega burst into her life. Armed and wounded, Montega was a man on the run with a secret mission to complete. At first frightened...
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PANTHER LEGACY (A TWO BOOK VOLUME)
by Doreen Owens Malek
Panther Legacy contains two volumes: The Panther and the Pearl, an historical romance set during 1885 in the Ottoman Empire of Turkey, first printed in 1994, and its sequel, Panther’s Prey, set in the same location ten years later and released in 1996. The main characters of the first book reappear in the second book but in lesser...
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An Enduring Desire
by Doreen Owens Malek
Originally Published as RECKLESS MOON, 1985 and 2012                                                                              THE MAN WHO SENT TO SEA Bethany Forsyth had never known Bram Curtis, but she remembered the talk about him. Her father said he was a...
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Men of Intrigue: A Trilogy: TOUGH GUYS and TENDER WOMEN
by Doreen Owens Malek
750 Pages of Romance Reading Entertainment!MEN OF INTRIGUE: A TRILOGY is a three book anthology of my bestselling romances from the nineteen-eighties assembled in one volume. I have combined them because the stories share the common theme of adventurous heroes who get involved through fate and circumstances with ordinary (not!) women....
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The Eden Tree
by Doreen Owens Malek
WAS THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT EACH OTHER?AISLINN PIERCE had inherited Ildathach, her family's magnificent Irish estate. The house promised her peace, but the man she met there gave her heart no rest.CONNOR CLAY met Aislinn by moonlight when she ran from the terror of her dreams into his arms. He longed to possess her as a man possesses a...
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Danger Zone
by Doreen Owens Malek
DANGER ZONE - First Printing 1987 Released in 2012 as Book 2 of MEN OF INTRIGUE: A TRILOGY DANGER ZONE has a tough, cavalier loner for a hero in Steve Colter, and the fun in this story is watching Karen Walsh worm her way gradually into his mercenary’s heart and break down his defenses. He tries hard to resist her and maintain his...
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Amanda's Blue Marine
by Doreen Owens Malek
AMANDA'S BLUE MARINE marks the return of Doreen Owens Malek to publishing after a 12 year absence. It is with great pleasure that Doreen presents her new, never before published contemporary romance. AMANDA'S BLUE MARINE.SYNOPSISWhen Amanda Redfield, an assistant district attorney from a wealthy and prominent Philadelphia family, is...
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Season of Mists (Young Adult Paranormal Romance) (Cupid's First Strike - Teen Love In The 80's)
by Doreen Owens Malek
Originally Published in 1984 as SEASON OF MIST TOM WAS AN ENIGMA... When seventeen-year-old Cory met Tom she knew at once that he was everything that she had always wanted; he was gentle, understanding and funny. Every time she saw him, she fell more deeply in love. She wanted to cherish this newfound happiness, but she was tormented...
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Gabrielle's Bully (Young Adult Romance)
by Doreen Owens Malek
Originally Published in 1983 as THAT CERTAIN BOYTHERE'S A NEW BOY IN GABY'S SCHOOL...She never would have noticed him, except that he was in her trigonometry class and that he dressed like a throwback to 1962. Soon she began to notice other things...that he was a star athlete, that he wouldn't allow himself to be pushed around by the...
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The Raven and The Rose
by Doreen Owens Malek
Set against the tempestuous backdrop of Ancient Rome in the final days of Caesar...comes the stunning love story of a man and a woman who defy destiny to follow their hearts—only to be swept up in a forbidden and all-consuming passion.She is Julia Casca, a young noblewoman pledged against her will to the sacred order of Vestal...
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Big Sky Drifter
by Doreen Owens Malek
POWERFUL MAN… POWERFUL LOVE… Lara Daniels had never believed in love at first sight—until she met Wyoming drifter Cal Winston and was instantly smitten by the rugged rogue. For the first time, Lara's budding feminine desires were awakened. They spent long hot days and sultry nights together in the sweeping Wyoming...
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Daddy's Choice
by Doreen Owens Malek
SINGLE DAD NEEDS… Taylor Kirkland would do anything to win custody of his only daughter. So when captivating Carol Lansing moved into town, Tay was struck with a brilliant idea. What better way to get his little girl back than with a beautiful blushing bride by his side? Carol had her own reasons for considering Taylor's...
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An Officer and a Gentle Woman (Men in Blue)
by Doreen Owens Malek
MEN IN BLUE PRETTY AS A PICTURE… M ichael Lafferty had arrested socialite Alicia Walker for murder. He was supposed to be helping convict her…but instead, all he could think of was seducing that innocent look right off her pretty little mug shot. AND FRAMED LIKE ONE, TOO. In all his years on the force, he had never...
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Big Easy Heat
by Doreen Owens Malek
GUILTY AS CHARGEDBeau Landry was a real charmer, but Morgan Taylor was in Louisiana strictly for business. She was not about to become emotionally or physically involved with the key witness against her client. Just one dinner with the handsome, rugged Mr. Landry wouldn't hurt--as long as Morgan could ignore her growing attraction to...
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The Harder They Fall
by Doreen Owens Malek
200,000 Copies Sold on First Printing in 1993CHILD OF LOVEHelene Danforth had loved her late fiancé, though he'd never stirred the passion she knew was in her. So when she found herself alone, unmarried and pregnant with his unborn child, she realized she had to do something to make things right. She never expected that Martin's brother...
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Clash by Night (A World War II Romantic Drama)
by Doreen Owens Malek
United by love, divided by war As the German war machine claims Europe, tanks roll into the peaceful French village of Fains Les Sources, and the brave French Resistance fighters wage their desperate struggle for freedom. But for three proud, passionate women, the same fierce conflict that rages throughout France burns in their own...
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Unsuitable
by Doreen Owens Malek
THE RANCHER AND THE SCHOOLMARM Rancher Jason McClain trusted no one but his nine-year-old son. His former wife had taught him that women were calculating and faithless and that love was a trap. He had no intention of ever being caught in it again. Then Jason met Carrie Maxwell, Johnny's fourth-grade teacher. He was...
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The Panther and The Pearl
by Doreen Owens Malek
25,000+ downloaded in 10 days The American Beauty: When an innocent excursion to Constantinople took an unexpected twist, Sarah Woolcott found herself a prisoner in the harem of young and virile Kalid Shah. Headstrong and courageous, Sarah was determined to resist the handsome foreigner whose arrogance outraged her...
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Winter Affair
by Doreen Owens Malek
Over 25,000 copies downloaded during the first five days of digital releaseOriginally published as WINTER MEETING (1985)SILENT ENCOUNTERA twilit hush had settled over the cemetery, and the sighing of the wind in the trees and the hiss of falling snow combined to enclose two strangers in a still world.Leda Bradshaw was visiting the grave...
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The Crystal Unicorn: 30th Anniversary - RWA Golden Medallion Award Winner - Best Traditional Romance
by Doreen Owens Malek
Hope Sellars had traveled to Ireland on business, never expecting to meet a man like Aidan Byrne. A glass craftsman at the crystal works Hope's company sought to acquire, he was outspokenly opposed to the American takeover. From their first meeting, Hope found Aidan arrogant, maddening and disturbingly attractive. As her stay progressed...
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Lady Selby's Lover
by Doreen Owens Malek
THE NOBLEWOMAN AND THE IRISH PATRIOTIt was a titled British lady's perilous plan to disguise herself as a boy, to steal aboard a ship bound for the embattled shores of Ireland. From the moment orphaned Lady Alexandra Cummings arrived at besieged Inverary Castle, her life and her future were no longer her own. Captured by rugged Irish...
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Desiring Miss Darcy
by Doreen Owens Malek
First Digital Release March 2015 (Originally Published as MADE FOR EACH OTHER, November 2000) Jill Darcy has a broken heart, a lonely past, and a stalker sending grisly packages to her home. What she didn’t need was an FBI agent taking over her life and telling her what to do during every minute of it. Tony Barringer was arrogant and...
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Gypsy Autumn
by Doreen Owens Malek
Phaedra Simon is seventeen, and her life is a mess. She's starting her senior year at a new all girls school, the kind of place with strict rules and ugly uniforms. Her corporate lawyer Dad is cold and distant. Phaedra's boyfriend dumped her after she fended off his latest round of heavy breathing and sweaty palms. It's all standard...
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An Indecent Marriage
by Doreen Owens Malek
Over 300,000 copies sold at first printing in 1987Originally published as BRIGHT RIVER REUNITEDThe town of Bright River held too many sad memories for Jessica Portman. She’d returned for one reason– to oversee the takeover of her ailing father’s mill by a rival company. She intended to finalize the deal and go back to Italy. Then...
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A Marriage of Convenience
by Doreen Owens Malek
250,000 COPIES SOLD AT FIRST PRINTING IN 1989 Over 28,000 downloads in the first six days of digital release. FOR BETTER OR WORSE Taylor Braddock. His name brought back memories of a man so handsome that a young girl had fallen in love - and made a fool of herself. A man so unique he'd spoiled Sharon Philips for any...
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Marriage In Name Only
by Doreen Owens Malek
OVER 200,000 COPIES SOLD AT FIRST PRINTING IN 1995Over 20,000 downloads in the first five days of digital release.INDECENT PROPOSALYears ago Ann Talbot had been forced to leave Heath Bodine without a goodbye. Now she was back, and though Heath still had the power to make her insides quiver with longing, he had changed. Yes, he was...
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