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*Second* Claims Post!

We almost ran out of claims -- lucky us, the well of Harlequin prompts never runs dry.

Without further ado: MORE PROMPTS.

Behind the cut tag are 32 more prompts for you to choose from! Miss out the first time, or just now hearing about the challenge? Dive on in!

Please follow these rules when claiming: 



1. Comment with the prompt number and title you are choosing. (Also, let us know if you're doing art or a vid instead of fic.) 



2. Wait for my confirmation comment, and then…get busy! 



See how easy that is? After someone claims a prompt I will strike it from the list and it will be unavailable to anyone else. 



If you've already claimed a prompt in the first post, we'd ask that you not claim a second prompt in this post so that folks who didn't get a chance first go-round can jump in now.

Posting begins on August 10th and runs through August 28th.

Your fic can be as true -- or not -- to your prompt as you'd like. Whatever tickles your pickle, from historical AU to circus clowns to MPREG. Are you ready to be as schmoopy, romantic, clichéd, over-the-top, and lovey-dovey as it’s possible to be, WITH a romantic, happy ending? Yes? READY, SET, GO.



1. In Care of Dan Beaudry (jellicle)

Keeping the people of his Rocky Mountain hometown safe was Sheriff Dan Beaudry's top priority. But his quiet life suddenly came under scrutiny when a young stranger came to town, claiming to be Dan's secret daughter…upsetting his very existence, not to mention his budding relationship with lovely nurse Maggie Whiteside.

Maggie wasn't swayed by all the talk surrounding Dan. Because she believed that she and the rugged lawman shared something special. Maggie and her young son had always known that he was a man to count on.

Now she had to show him that he could count on her….

2. The Midwife's Glass Slipper (zooey_glass04)

Dr. Adam Madison would risk almost anything for his adorable twin girls. Problem was, what they really needed was a mother's loving touch—and the green-eyed Texan was still too wounded by the past to take a chance on romance. Until the curvaceous charms of his new nurse began to cast their spell on his heart!

Emily Diaz became a lifeline to Adam during a crisis, and her warmth started to work magic on his small family. But she had secrets of her own, and no longer believed in fairy tales. Could Adam be the Prince Charming who would help Emily get over her troubled past—and find the happily-ever-after they both deserved?

3. Montana Mistress (myinkyfingers)

Struggling hotel owner Laurel Tolson had had enough of wealthy, arrogant men who thought their money could buy anything and anyone. But then tycoon Chase Bennett swept into her little Montana town and made her an offer as enticing as it was indecent. He'd more than match the price of her entire hotel—if she'd be his mistress for just one month. The idea was shocking, scandalous, yet strangely seductive. But soon she realized that sharing Chase's bed could never be enough. She wanted to share his life, forever….

4. The Moretti Arrangement (belyste)

What was he going to do with Angelina?

Dominic Moretti knew he could fire his secretary—he was certainly within his rights to do so. What he really wanted, he realized, was to make her…pay.

Revenge wasn't a noble trait, but she'd stolen from him. And he still didn't know why. All the time he'd trusted her, all the time he'd been fighting his attraction to her, she'd been plotting with his enemy. Yet now he held all the cards. He could do whatever he wanted with Angelina. And he wanted her to be his…completely.

And now he had the means to make that happen…

5. High-Stakes Homecoming (incompletework2)

Ella North couldn't forget her first love—or what really happened to tear them apart. All she wants now is to hold on to her home, provide for her daughter and not get hurt again. Now Penn Ramsey's back in town, and a sudden storm throws them together in the isolated farmhouse that they both claim to have inherited. While the storm rages, more danger lurks outside in a series of suspicious—and deadly—accidents. They're forced to band together to keep themselves and Ella's daughter alive. But how can they fight the mysterious threat—and reignite the heat that blazes between them—if they can't let go of the pain of the past?

6. The Concubine (syllic)

Requirements for being a royal consort:


1) Exemplify purity.


2) Pass all demanding tests.


3) Gracefully withstand petty backstabbing.


4) Be chaste. Very chaste.



Check to all! Chen Ji Yue is on her way to empress superstardom in nineteenth-century China. She only has to vanquish 300 rivals to bring her family great honor. Oh, and she may not find the deliciously sexy Sun Bo Tao—the emperor's best friend—at all delicious. Or sexy.

Damn. Ji Yue is in big trouble.

Because Bo Tao is definitely very sexy….

And Ji Yue is about to discover that chastity is overrated….


7. Body Check (bonspiel)

Hard body? Check. Awesome-night-in-the-sack potential? Check! Hayden Houston is breaking out of her good-girl mode. It's time for a one-night stand—and she's found just the man for the job! She spent her childhood being dragged from rink to rink by her hockey-coach father. Now Hayden craves stability. And she's determined to get it—after this one night.…

When hockey star Brody Croft sees the sexy brunette at the bar, he's riveted. He's ready to shed his bad-boy ways and settle down. And after a mind-blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she's the one.

Now all he has to do is convince her….

8. A Long, Hard Ride (nyoka)

Cardin Worth is ready to tune up her engine—with Trey, her former crush! However, he's a Davis—one of her car-racing family's bitter rivals. But she might be able to create peace, and also get some sizzling sex on the side… 

…if Trey pretends to be her fiancé, that is!

Having a little fun on those steamy Southern nights seems like a great idea. Just to patch up the feud, of course. Then Trey'll be leaving town again—this time for good.

But Cardin's not sure she can relinquish the superheated sex…because Trey's the most talented, uh, mechanic to ever look under her hood!

9. She Thinks Her Ex Is Sexy… (bj_hearter)

Shannon Leigh didn't look back when her rock-star lover split. Even though they had the most heart-stopping sex imaginable, Romero Jinks just wasn't the one for her.

But then she and her ex are thrown together for a friend's wedding—in sensual Mexico! Shannon forces herself to resist Romero's megawatt sex appeal until they leave….

Only to get stranded in the middle of the desert!

Now she's confronted by Romero's gloriously shirtless state. Before long, she's screaming in pure bliss under the hot sky. It's a scorcher of a reunion. Yet Shannon's determined they'll go their separate ways once they're rescued.

Because someone so wrong for her can't possibly be right…right?

10. Once An Outlaw (skarlog)

In the rough-and-tumble town of Deadwood in 1876, cowboy Sam Keegan is about as hard as they get. Considered a real sexy piece of man by the local womenfolk, Sam runs the town livery stable. And he was last seen in the company of a pretty gal in a wedding dress, Reese Winslow…who escaped one of the local brothels!

The little lady claims to be a doctor—from the future, no less! Beware of her, as she's causing no end of problems. Mostly for Sam, who is real skittish about the law. But trouble or not, the man can't seem to stop himself from wanting Reese…and learnin' firsthand what women from the future like to do with hot, hard cowboys!

11. Coming on Strong

By private invitation only…

Event: Very sensual resort opening.

Place: In bed, hopefully!

Host: Hottie millionaire Mitch Carter.

Planner: Belle Forsham. Who once jilted Mitch at the altar. Oops…

When Mitch's new hotel falters, he needs a pro. Enter the It Girl of event planning: the traitorous, damnably sexy Belle. Time for some red-hot revenge!

But Belle has her own secret agenda for her ex-fiancé. And in the meantime, she'll enjoy how Mitch still makes her legs—and every other body part—deliciously quiver.

But it's strictly business between them this time. At least it is…until Belle decides that the best sexual revenge goes both ways!

12. The Right Stuff (annkiri)

Subject: Dr. Daniel Corben, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps

Current status: Distracted by sexy, willing female!

Mission: Babysit visiting VIP to secure promotion

Obstacle: Taylor Milton. Gorgeous. Captivating. His ex!

When it's revealed to Daniel that Taylor Milton, whom he nearly proposed to after graduation, is his high-level visitor, he knows he's in trouble. Taylor's a flamboyant risk taker, where he's a cautious realist—it was the reason for their breakup!

Now, reunited, something else hasn't changed…their combustible sexual chemistry. In fact, it seems more intense, especially since Taylor is keen to play doctor. Tasked as her official escort, Daniel spends several wild nights keeping an intimate watch on her—until the powerful executive tries to pull rank on him in the bedroom!

13. Summer at the Lake (neros_violin)

Kristin McCarthy hears him before she sees him. The melody of his saxophone glides across the summer night. The music's healing effect on her daughter has Kristin seeking the person who can play so beautifully. Too bad Rick Cooper is a cop. With all she and her daughter have experienced, police don't rank high on their get-to-know-you list.

Still, Rick could be one of the good guys. Something about him challenges all Kristin's assumptions. And their time together sparks her hopes for a future beyond this lakeside retreat. But before she can bring those dreams to life, Rick has to prove he's the man she and her daughter can trust…forever.

14. A Not-So-Perfect Past (chell1)

Nina Carlson knows all about Dillon Ward. Knows he served time in prison. Knows nobody put out the welcome mat when he moved to Serenity Springs. But that doesn't stop her from renting him a place to live. And when someone crashes into her bakery, he's just the man to fix the damage.

And Nina isn't the only one who thinks Dillon's the perfect man for the job: her two kids have taken a shine to him. Still, she can't afford to get close to Dillon, even if he is tempting her to toss out her good-girl shoes. Because it's not that she doesn't trust him. It's that she doesn't trust herself.

15. A Letter for Annie (rule_number_7)

The last time Annie Greer saw Eden Bay was in her rearview mirror. And she'd keep it that way if not for the SOS from the only family she has. While she may have come home, she has no intention of reconnecting with the town that thinks the worst of her.

Too bad fate has different plans—namely Kyle Becker. Despite her attempts to avoid him, the attraction between them grows. But can they overcome their shared history? The obstacle seems too great. Then Kyle gives her a letter—a voice from the past—that could hold the key to their future.

16. The Things We Do For Love (fromperdition)

The man Mary Anne Drew wants is marrying someone else! So to win him back, she buys a love potion. Mary Anne's not convinced spells and potions work, but still, she has to do something. 

Too bad the wrong man—aka Graham Corbett— drinks it.

Then strange things begin to happen….

Graham has never shown any interest in Mary Anne. In fact, their arguments are legendary. But now Graham is acting anything but hostile! Could the potion really work? Or was Mary Anne looking for love in the wrong place all along?

17. A Cowboy's Redemption (amtamburo)

The more he gets to know the intrusive Kira Jennings, the more Jason Ross grudgingly falls for her. She's smart, she's beautiful and she gets him…what man could resist?

But she's asking for too much. Because if Jason makes this deal—gives Kira the right-of-way across his ranch—it'll mean groveling to the mighty Jennings family once again. And the last time nearly ruined him. Scratch the "nearly," he's still picking up the pieces of his life-interrupted.

So what's he to do? Salvage his pride and turn his back on Kira's kindness and generosity? Or take the chance and hope this Jennings will save him?

18. From Friend to Father (lavendergaia)

Twin boys, a baby girl and Sarah, their gorgeous mother. It's a dream family. Too bad it doesn't belong to Reece Sandler. Correction. Part of it does belong to him. But he's not ready to be a single father and he needs Sarah Martin more than ever. Funny thing, when he and his late wife asked Sarah to be their surrogate, he never imagined he'd raise that child with her.

And the situation is complicated by his growing attraction to her. She's vivacious, captivating and the kind of parent he only hopes to be. How can he resist her? Now to convince her to think of him as more than a friend.

19. Doorstep Daddy (angieobsessed)

Maverick writer Dalton Scott demands solitude—not a baby on his doorstep! But he can hardly shut the door…. Though absolutely out of his depth, he's amazed when he finally gets the little girl to stop crying!

Then beautiful single mom Ellie arrives, distraught that the babysitter left her precious child on Dalton's doorstep!

Can this chaotic pair make him realize that too much of his life has been stored in fiction? With Ellie he could start a whole new chapter….

20. Honeymoon with the Boss (_mournthewicked)

Top tycoon Tom Maddison is used to calling the shots—until his convenient marriage falls through. But rather than waste his honeymoon, he'll take his boardroom to the beach and bring his oh-so-sensible secretary, Imogen, on a tropical business trip!

Imogen's always fancied Tom, but knows he sees her as superefficient…not sexy! Yet on idyllic Coconut Island the white sand and inviting turquoise lagoons are weaving their magic….

21. Brady: The Rebel Rancher (cookiemonsta)

Brady Randell has always been a rebel. Even now, injured out of the air force, he's a dark presence on the Randell ranch. But enter lovely Lindsey Stafford, and a glint appears in the headstrong pilot's eye.

Despite her innocence, Lindsey takes Brady's brooding nature in her stride. But her arrival has rocked the Randell family to the core. She has secrets that could destroy them. 

Now it's up to Brady to fight once more. Not for his country this time, but for the woman who's found a place in his heart.

22. His Forbidden Liason (savingfaith333)

Lord Jack Aikenhead's notorious exploits have finally caught up with him, and now he must restore his reputation—by undertaking a covert intelligence operation in war-torn France….

Stepping in to protect silk weaver Marguerite Grolier against an attacker, however, throws his plans into disarray! Jack now needs the spirited French beauty's help on his mission and they must travel together—though she will be hopelessly compromised. But as she weaves her own alluring spell around him, marriage becomes an increasingly pleasurable prospect for this once-incorrigible rake!

23. Major Westhaven's Unwilling Ward (out_0f_habit)

Lily is horrified to learn her late brother has placed her under the guardianship of brooding Major Daniel Westhaven! He's insufferably rude and arrogant, and clearly disapproves of her—so why does Lily find herself longing for his touch?

Battle-scarred Daniel wants nothing to do with society, and intends to swiftly fulfill his promise and find troublesome Lily a husband. Only, she brings light into his dark life—and his even darker heart. But surely a beauty like Lily would never choose a beast like him….

24. Jack Compton's Luck (ludzeestrellas)

Four years of war and even more years of trying to save the family estate have knocked the daredevil out of Jack Compton. He's hanging on to his place in society by the skin of his teeth.

Seeing Lacey Chancellor joyously dancing the Charleston brings his passion for life back full force! As luck would have it, this wealthy heiress is drawn to him. But pride is a powerful thing. Unwilling to be branded a fortune hunter, will Jack choose honor over love?

25. His Bid for a Bride (bittersplendor)

When Skye O'Hara's life is rocked by tragedy, she's reunited with Falkner Harrington—her father's enigmatic business partner. Needing some time to consider her future, Skye has no other option but to accept when Falkner offers her the sanctuary of his home.

But as the tension and chemistry sizzle between them, living with the dark-hearted tycoon becomes a real challenge! Especially when Falkner makes a demand in return for his hospitality—his new housemate must become his very convenient wife!

26. The Duchess, Her Maid, the Groom & Their Lover (courtneyturney)

Wretched be the woman of wealth and fortune who fails to produce a suitable heir….

And wretched is what Duchess Camille feels living with the cruel and debauched duke. But that soon turns to desperation when she learns her lecherous husband is plotting to have her killed to make way for a more nubile and fertile companion. Knowing she cannot sit idly by and wait for death, she flees into the night, taking with her her own young lover—the stable hand Henri—and her most loyal servants.

With a mind to finding refuge with Maxime, her first love who years ago ignited her sexuality, Camille and her servants take cover in brothels along the way and succumb to the physical delights on offer, sating their longings and fueling jealousies with one another. But the duke's men are not far behind, and Camille knows they must press on, hoping against hope that the man who has every reason to turn her away will remember the fervent passion that once coursed between them.…

27. Once A Cowboy

Brodie Hayes is a former rodeo star, now a rancher-a cowboy, through and through. But when he finds out some shocking news about the circumstances of his birth, he begins to question his identity. Luckily, private investigator Alexandra Donovan is there to help him find the truth about who he is. Along the way, he discovers that even a man who thought he'd be alone for the rest of his life can fall in love.

For Brodie, love was something you did once-and for always. But is Alex the type of woman who can take on a stubborn man like him? Because there's one thing about him that will never change, no matter what they find out about his past-once a cowboy, always a cowboy.

28. Infatuation (caarirose)

"Hell on wheels…in bed" someone had written on Rennie Bergen's business card. Now Rennie's card rested with many other men's in the glass "booty"—all up for grabs by the female dating pool in Milla Page's office building.

Three dates! That's all Milla needed to write a sexy, juicy story on San Francisco hot spots for her online column. Was it fate she drew Rennie's card?

The two of them had a history. Infatuation, wild sex, sneaking around—followed by a painful explosive breakup. But Milla was still hot for him six years later…. And it was clear Rennie felt the same. Could they have a shot at rewriting history?


29. Closer Encounters (leonidaslion)

To Drew "The Riever" McDowell, this seemed like a fairly straightforward assignment: track down Tracy Brandt and find out her connection to a top secret mission. But when Drew finds her, he realizes Tracy has a mission of her own—solving the sixty-year-old murder of Trixie Halston, a mysterious, mesmerizing singer of the 1940s. In fact, Tracy's obsession with Trixie goes beyond interest—at times she actually seems to become Trixie. She goes from demure but contemporary woman to the brazen big band singer on a dime.

And the scary thing is—Drew is falling hard. For both of them…


30. High Stakes Bride (breea1)

Special Forces agent Carter Rawlings was back — and Dani Marlow's world was spinning in his wake. The local arson attacks for which she was being blamed were only part of the problem. The feelings Carter's reappearance had ignited threatened far more dangerous territory — a past she tried to keep hidden, especially from him.

With the trouble on her land and Carter's tantalizing presence, Dani had to think about her future. Did she want to keep avoiding the truth — that she loved Carter and wanted to make a life with him — or could she finally face the stakes head-on, deal with her enemies and seal her heart to that of the only man she's ever loved?


31. Just Trust Me… (starless_riot)

Dr. Brett Thornton's latest discovery—an antiaging formula—should have had him set for life. Instead, everyone he meets wants a piece of him. He needs to get away, to clear his head. And he figures a once-in-a-lifetime trip into the wilds of Peru should help him put things into perspective. That is, until a gorgeous fellow tourist messes with his quest...and his libido!

Kayla Watson used to like traveling on business. But that was before her boss insisted she spy on scientist Brett Thornton on his trek into the Andes mountains. Now she's tired, dirty...and seriously in lust with sexy Brett. Lucky for her, he encourages—and helps her exercise—that lust. Again and again.

But will Brett still want her when he finds out what she's really after?


32. Indulge (bridget_x_alena)

J. D. McClary's business card rested with many other men's in the glass "booty," all up for grabs by the female dating pool in Mercedes's building. It was a fun way to meet new men!

Except Mercedes drew J.D.'s card at the weekly booty call—and couldn't resist contacting her old flame.

Fabulous in bed...summed up John Dennis's thoughts about his fling with Hurricane Mercedes. Which was the problem. Too often they indulged in dessert...instead of dinner. Instead of getting to know each other. Now he'd heeded her call, but had a whole new set of rules. Dates only, no sex. Nada. But with their explosive chemistry, how long could they last?


33. Anything for You (orphan_project)

Since when was his best friend this hot?

The world according to Sam Kirk has just turned upside down. His best friend and business partner, Delaney Michaels, has returned from vacation a new woman...a gorgeous, hot new woman. Suddenly Sam is thinking entirely inappropriate thoughts about his buddy. Worse, with Delaney's changed look, she's abandoning their friendship in pursuit of the picket-fence dream. It's a nightmare come true.

Then one night finds them tangling in the sheets.

It should feel wrong, wrong, wrong...instead, it feels very right. And now Sam knows exactly what he'd do to keep his best friend: absolutely anything.


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