When a dangerous new drug shows up in Detroit, Des must locate the source, and Lana is determined to help. But their plan goes awry, trapping them in a demon dimension. To return home, Lana and Des must flee through a series of unpredictable alternate realities, fighting enemies while trying to shut down the drug trade. But if they're going to survive, they'll have to rely on each other, even though getting closer will add fuel to a fire that's already burning out of control...
For Greg, keeping his hands off Fianna has been a challenge. But his sense of honor won't let him get involved with a woman put in his care, even if Fianna is eager to explore her new feelings of lust. Resisting the temptation to claim her gets even harder when Greg's grandfather, the region's Alpha, orders him to marry and Fianna agrees to pretend to be his chosen mate.
Fighting his attraction to Fianna isn't Greg's only problem. Someone is killing werewolves and attacking other paranormal beings in Detroit. He vows to do whatever it takes protect both his pack and Fianna—even if that means giving her up…
Ric Thornhill's assignment just got a lot more complicated. The more time he spends with Meagan, the harder it is to see her as a political tool to prevent an all-out war between humans and Fae.
Now Meagan's in a race to master her newly released powers in time to prevent the conflict, convince a jealous Queen not to strip Ric of his powers, and find out if she can build a life that straddles two worlds.
Book I of Urban Arcana
London, Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: Bis in die finstersten Ecken der Stadt ist Sir Merrick Hadrian bekannt und gefürchtet. Mit neuartiger, dampfbetriebener Technologie und verwegenem Mut jagt er alles, was sich zwischen dem Diesseits und dem Jenseits tummelt. Doch die fünf Straßenkinder, die er bei sich aufnimmt, bringen ihn an seine Grenzen. Seine Rettung ist die bezaubernde Gouvernante Caroline Bristol, die bald nicht nur Merricks Zöglinge in Atem hält. Aber ihrem geheimnisvollen Arbeitgeber bleibt wenig Zeit, Carolines Herz zu erobern, denn die Dämonen der Unterwelt rüsten sich zu einem vernichtenden Angriff. Merrick kann sie nur mit Carolines Hilfe und ihrer verborgenen magischen Gabe besiegen ...
Beltane Lion by Cindy Spencer Pape
Operation Man Hunt by Marianne Stephens
Desire’s Dilemma by Jean Hart Stewart
Werecat Love by Janice Seagraves
Riviera Rendezvous by Gemma Juliana
Something Moor by Denyse Bridger
I’ll Be Seeing You by Paris Brandon
Capri Nights by Cara Marsi
In 2010, author Marianne Stephens started Romance Books ‘4′ Us (All Romance, All Genres) as a Yahoo Group. She soon enlisted the help of 19 other authors and shortly after started the RB4U blog. The Romance Books ‘4′ Us website followed in 2011. On both sites, Marianne and her 19 Member Authors host the romance industry’s finest authors and industry representatives. Some of the names have changed over time, but the quality of writing continues. Nine of Romance Books ‘4′ Us’ Member Authors have stories in this first RB4U anthology. We sincerely hope you enjoy reading them.
Once upon a time, Elise Sutton had been a powerful witch and paranormal enforcer. Once she'd been madly in love with Fae lord Aidan Greene. But when Aidan had considered his duties more important than their relationship, the love affair ended badly. Shortly after, while on the hunt for a rogue demon, Elise was brutalized and almost killed. Months later she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. To protect her child—and her heart—Elise decided to live a nonmagical life.
Until she meets Aidan again, and he assumes Dina is his daughter. When Dina is kidnapped by a racial purity movement, Elise turns to Aidan for help. The icy facade she has built around herself shatters at Aidan's touch. Together they have to hunt through the human and faery worlds to find Dina...and to discover whether or not they have any kind of chance at a happily ever after.
Dance For Me by Marianne Stephens
When fellow professor Nate catches Carla practicing her stripper routine for an amateur night contest, mutual attraction leads to a lusty affair. Her secret’s out…and she’ll soon discover his well-hidden one.
Make Me Breathless by Tina Donahue
Two rugged cowboys know what they want: the biker chick who just became their neighbor. Falling in love can sometimes happen for three, not just two...
Surrender Her Inhibitions by Nicole Morgan
J.T. experiences an unfamiliar ache when Sophia, the scared girl who ran out on him years earlier walks back into his life. Though time is not their side, Sophia is faced with the realization that her biggest fears and greatest temptations are one in the same. And only J.T. is the one that can get Sophia to surrender to her inhibitions.
Unawakened by Cindy Spencer Pape
Scotland in 1807 can be a lonely place, but Augusta MacLeish has four mischievous younger siblings for company—now if she only had money to feed them! When Colin Fordyce, the heir to an earldom and five wards in a remote Scottish castle travels to meet them, he finds the oldest Miss MacLeish is absolutely stunning. From a first kiss to a night of passion, the flames burning between them refuse to be doused.
Dragon Mirror by Janice Seagraves
Kidnapped and seduced, Crystal Wedgewood will do anything to get back to her husband. Even fight a king dragon with her bare hands.
The Third Warrior by Jean Hart Stewart
Once there were three friends united in battle as members of Wellington’s staff. Now two were married and joyful lovers instead of warriors. Can the third warrior, Charles Eaton, Viscount Milson, find that kind of envied happiness? Will the villain attacking Charles and Juliana destroy them or their chance for love? Or will they be able to fight against that evil so that Charles can become the lover he had always hoped to be?
Head Over Heels by Paris Brandon
A sexy CEO finds an unexpected treasure when a quirky thrift-shop owner falls off a ladder, and into his arms. Lust at first sight has never been so much fun!
Rebel Heart by Denyse Bridger
A sexy P.I. between jobs decides to take what should be an easy assignment. Little does he know his life is about to get complicated in a multitude of ways when he becomes involved with the woman he was sent to find–and reawakens a past nightmare neither of them is prepared for…
Surf’s Up by Krista Ames
Kylee Scott was running from a failed relationship. Having been given access to her Grams cottage and all the sun and solitude she could soak up, it was exactly what she needed. Her only distractions came in the form of two men, one on a silver surf board, and another in a bar. Even worse, she seemed to be falling for each of them.
Emerald Green by Desiree Holt
Dealing with the heartache of her fiancé’s infidelity, Meredith meets a handsome stranger who offers her a variety of temptations, leading to an afternoon initiation into the pleasures of the flesh. Just when Meredith thinks it will come to an end, life hands her another surprise which will open yet more doors to her own sexuality.
Sir Thomas Devere and Eleanor Hadrian have loved each other most of their lives—but sometimes love doesn't conquer all.
Their chance at happiness was ruined by Tom's hasty marriage to someone else. Heartbroken, Nell left home, finding a new life as a teacher at a school for the blind. But when one of her supernaturally gifted students, Charlie, is kidnapped, Tom reappears and her worlds collide.
Tom claims he hasn't seen his wife since the day of their marriage…yet he fears the missing student could be his son.
The deeper they dig, the more Tom and Nell discover: a deadly alchemist, more missing gifted children and long-suppressed feelings neither of them is ready for. A race on airship across England and India may lead them to answers—including a second chance at love—but only if all of British Society isn't destroyed first.
Steam & Sorcery
As a Knight of the Order of the Round Table, Sir Merrick Hadrian uses magick and steam power to hunt monsters both human and supernatural. But his skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, the guardianship of five children. When Merrick hires governess Miss Caroline Bristol it never occurs to him that she might be something more than human. And when the lines between humans and monsters are blurred, Caroline and Merrick must join forces to save humanity.
Kilts & Kraken
Magnus, Baron Findlay, longs to bring the wonders of the steam age to his remote island home, but his hands are full fighting the vicious kraken ravaging the coast. When he's swept to sea during battle and washes up on an isle in the Hebrides, Dr. Geneva McKay is sent by The Order to care for him. Magnus can't resist his overwhelming attraction to her, but as their relationship deepens, a new threat arises—from within his own village.
Moonlight & Mechanicals
Engineer Wink Hadrian has been in love with lifelong bachelor Inspector Liam McCullough for years. Though Liam tries to keep his distance, he can't say no when Wink asks him to help find her friend's missing son. They soon discover that London's poorest are disappearing after encounters with mysterious mechanical men. Even more alarming is a connection to a conspiracy against the Queen. Fighting against time and their escalating feelings, Wink and Liam must work together to save the monarchy before it's too late.
Contains an exclusive three-chapter excerpt from Dragons & Dirigibles, available now from Carina Press.
Cards & Caravans
Belinda Danvers isn't a witch. But that won't stop them from burning her at the stake. Connor McKay knows there's no way she can be guilty of murdering village children. But telling anyone what he thinks would mean revealing his own powers—something he can't risk without revealing a plot that's bigger than the two of them.
Ashes & Alchemy
Police inspector Sebastian Brown served Queen and country in India before returning to England to investigate supernatural crimes alongside the Order of the Round Table. But when Minerva Shaw lands on Sebastian's doorstep, desperately seeking a doctor for her young daughter, it's he who will need protecting—from emotions he'd thought buried long ago.
Dragons & Dirigibles
When airship engineer Melody McKay's dirigible explodes and plunges her into the yard of a gothic manor, she suspects foul play. She resolves to crack the mystery while in the care of Victor Arrington, the stuffy-yet-disarming Earl of Blackwell. As they navigate a treachery so deep it threatens the lives of everyone in Black Heath, the earl becomes unexpectedly attached to his fiery houseguest, and Melody discovers a softness in her heart for him. But when the enemy strikes, there's more at risk than just their future together.
When airship engineer Melody McKay's dirigible explodes and plunges her into the yard of a gothic manor, she suspects foul play. With her ankle injured—an indignity far too feminine for her taste—she resolves to crack the mystery while in the care of Victor Arrington, the stuffy-yet-disarming Earl of Blackwell.
Ex-Royal Navy Captain Victor runs a tight house and is on a mission to protect his niece and foil a ring of smugglers using fire-breathing metal dragons. He has no time for romantic attachments. Particularly not with women who fall from the sky wearing trousers and pilot's goggles.
As he and Melody navigate a treachery so deep it threatens the lives of everyone in Black Heath, the earl becomes unexpectedly attached to his fiery houseguest, and Melody discovers a softness in her heart for him. But when the smugglers strike, there's more at risk than just their future together.
Police inspector Sebastian Brown served Queen and country in India before returning to England to investigate supernatural crimes alongside the Order of the Round Table. If his wifeless, childless life feels a little empty sometimes, that's not too great a price to pay in the name of duty.
Minerva Shaw is desperately seeking a doctor when she mistakenly lands on Sebastian's doorstep. Her daughter Ivy has fallen gravely ill with a mysterious illness—the same illness, it seems, that's responsible for taking the lives of many of Ivy's classmates.
Seb sniffs a case, and taking in Minnie and Ivy seems the only way to protect them while he solves it. But as mother and daughter work their way into his heart and Seb uses every magickal and technological resource he can muster to uncover the source of the deadly plague, it's he who will need protecting—from emotions he'd thought buried long ago.
Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.
When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery...
Struggling to establish herself as one of the first female physicians in Edinburgh, Dr. Geneva MacKay is annoyed when The Order of the Round Table sends her north to care for an injured highlander. To heal him, Geneva escorts the handsome warrior home, just in time to defend the villagers from another onslaught.
As the attacks escalate and they work together to fight off the threat, neither Geneva nor Magnus can resist the overwhelming attraction between them. But as their relationship deepens, a new threat arises—from within the village itself...
Belinda Danvers isn't a witch. But that won't stop them burning her at the stake…
Connor McKay can tell at a glance that Belinda's magickal powers are minimal at best. She can't be guilty of murdering village children. There's something suspicious about her arrest and lightning-quick sentence. Unfortunately, telling anyone how he knows would mean revealing his own powers. He's been sent by the Order of the Round Table to help and he can't just let her die.
Escaping from jail and running from vindictive villagers in her grandfather's steam-powered caravan is more excitement than Belinda's had in years. And despite the danger—or maybe because of it—she loves the time spent with her sexy rescuer. But there's more to his magick than he's letting on…
There's something going on that's bigger than the two of them. It's time for good to make a stand.
Engineer Winifred "Wink" Hadrian has been in love with Inspector Liam McCullough for years, but is beginning to lose hope when he swears to be a lifelong bachelor. Faced with a proposal from a Knight of the Round Table and one of her closest friends, Wink reluctantly agrees to consider him instead.
Because of his dark werewolf past, Liam tries to keep his distance, but can't say no when Wink asks him to help find her friend's missing son. They soon discover that London's poorest are disappearing at an alarming rate, after encounters with mysterious "mechanical" men. Even more alarming is the connection the missing people may have with a conspiracy against the Queen.
Fighting against time—and their escalating feelings for each other—Wink and Liam must work together to find the missing people and save the monarchy before it's too late...
As a member of the Order of the Round Table, Kendall Lake is overqualified to be investigating strange phenomena at a seaside photography studio. But since the photographer is related to the Order's most powerful sorcerer, Kendall reluctantly boards a dirigible to Brighton.
Amy Deland is haunted by a shadow that appears in some of her recent portraits. In each case, the subject died within days of the sitting. Does she have her grandmother's gift of foresight, or has she somehow caused the deaths?
As Kendall and Amy search for answers, their investigation draws them together in a most improper way—but it seems the evil presence in the studio is determined to keep them apart…