Thaer is a world that mirrors our own, but in many ways it is both the past and future of Earth. Magic and sorcery are commonplace, and beneath the vast sands of Cairos and the waters of Venicia lie secrets that may hold the key to travel between worlds and time itself. All things are tied to the presence of a legendary pirate captain, a skilled mage, and a sorceress who has never known her true origins.
As the spells weave amid treachery and betrayals, the tempestuous storm gates are opened and salvation or destruction looms in their swirling, fiery depths. Will time be turned inward, or can the Fate of two worlds truly rest on the success of a terrified reporter from modern day New York? A woman whose fate was written in another world and time, and who now holds the key to the unpredictable power contained within the Gates of Infinity?
When Kristy signed on to be John Smythe's executive assistant, she never imagined falling in love with the coldly handsome and ruthless CEO. Yet, that's precisely what happened. In Smythe's hands, the company prospered, even if his partner didn't. Wheeler Enterprises is in the middle of a fraud investigation when Douglas Wheeler dies, and his only daughter is all that stands between Smythe and complete control of the Wheeler company.
When Detective Peter King comes into the picture, and accuses Smythe of more than corporate dirty-dealing, Kristy's life is suddenly a lot more complicated than she wants it to be...
"Amerasha needs stability," King Alenzo Coranthaos reminded his only son. "Our future lies with you!"
Michel Alexandros Coranthaos, heir to the island nation of Coranthis, turned from the castle window to look intently at his father. He tried to keep his voice even and free of the irritation that was coursing through his veins like a living thing. "Father, you are in the prime of your years, hardly on the verge of dying of old age. I fail to see why you think it so necessary for me to marry and produce offspring!"
His father's shoulders stiffened at the words and Michel sighed inwardly. He schooled his expression to careful neutrality and waited for the rebuke he sensed was coming to him.
"Why do you think it so necessary to remain unmarried, Michel?"
Startled by the calm question, he took a few moments to seriously consider the question. He could be flippant about it, or he could for a change be honest. The expectancy in his father's eyes decided him and he crossed the distance between them.
"I don't think it's unnecessary, father. I simply choose to wait for a woman I can love and respect, someone I can share my life with, as you did with mother."
Alenzo looked at his son, and nodded, expression grave.
"I wish to see you happy, Michel." He held up a hand to ward off the reply Michel was about to make and smiled, albeit with sadness. "You have played the carefree prince for many years, but there is an emptiness in your life that needs to be filled. Tell me this is not truth? If you can?"
Michel stared, genuinely surprised by the turn of the conversation. He'd answered his father's summons with the expectation of another of their increasingly frequent arguments. Instead, he was being accorded a direct honesty that had once been the core of their relationship, but had often been lacking in years. He sat down and for a few moments he remained silent, then he leaned back in the comfortable chair and nodded.
"There is no sense denying what you say, father. I am not a happy man," he admitted, then laughed with real bitterness. "I don't lack for attention, but it feels very hollow."
Alenzo nodded. "It's time to bring a bride to you, my son."
Michel frowned, and waited for the trap to spring. He should have recognized the change in tactics, his father was a supreme manipulator.
Three stories, one kind of hero, hot and sexy pirates anyone? Includes
the short, erotic tales Angel-Fire, Storm-Singer, and The Phantom’s
Lair… Historical adventure, and the darker mystery of an ageless vampire
who keeps a witch at his side, his protector and his lover through
A short intro to the world of Captain Jack Stanton, an honourable man
with a tarnished reputation. Stranded in Nassau, caught up in a pleasant
interlude with a barmaid, Jack has a vision that will lead him to his
past and his future, if he can survive to get back Tortuga to discover
what it all means…
The Isle of Nyx has become the dread of all sailors who must dare the
waters surrounding the mythical island. Local legends say a vampire
prince resides in the ancient castle that can be seen from the harbor of
the island. At his side is a powerful sorceress whose song can control
and summon storms.
In a desperate attempt to end the eternal threat looming over them, the
people of the Aurora Islands sacrifice their greatest treasure, the
princess Sarita, entrusting her with the task of seducing and destroying
the dark prince who has been plundering their wealth and their people
THE PHANTOM'S LAIR:
Upon her arrival in the pirate port of Tortuga where her father is
acting as Governor, Katheryn Hollinsworth is determined to choose her
own path, and follow her heart wherever it may take her. On the streets
of Puerta de la Plata, she encounters the mythical buccaneer known as
The Phantom, and very quickly loses her heart to the handsome rogue.
Jack Stanton is a man who has never fully come to terms with his past,
and in the Governor's pretty daughter he finds a most unlikely champion.
But when his past threatens her life, and any chance of a respectable
future, The Phantom must face the demons of his past, and accept the
dictates of his own reawakened heart…
Shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean, two men vie for the affection
and favors of the lone surviving woman, Giselle Jordan. Stranded with
the two men she loves, how long will it be before passion take them into
the dangerous realm that is the uncharted territory of the heart?
Randall Stone is the stuff of heroes, a mercenary given a discharge from
the army he has served with his life. But the government is still
interested in using the skills they've taught Major Rand Stone, and he
continues to work with his hand-picked team. Into his shadowy world a
light has come, and in her love, Stone discovers unhoped for joy, and,
perhaps, unbearable sorrow?
He toyed with the glass in his hand, long tapering fingers stroking the smooth surface, remembering her skin. He looked at the young people who drifted through the room, each locked in their own worlds. They played at death and immortality, but the truths would terrify them.
A soft, breathless whisper drew his attention outward, and he looked down into the simulated death-masque of a girl who could have been no more than twenty. Her desire was naked in her hazel eyes and he caught her wrist as she reached out to touch him. Amused in his dark, decadent fashion, he lifted the slender limb he’d captured and stroked a caress over the throb of life that pulsed rhythmically beneath the pale surface of her skin. She watched in rapt fascination when he bent over her wrist and he heard, distantly, the gasp of pain and pleasure as razor-edged fangs pierced her vein and he drank. The explosive force of her sudden climax reached him through the taste of her blood, and he licked the tiny wounds he’d made, healing them instantly.
“Would you like to dance?” A glimmer of irritation and shock in her tone now that he refused to look at her further.
“No.” It was curt, a dismissal. When she was reluctant to accept the obvious suggestion, he permitted himself the luxury of inciting fear.
Ancient, odd-colored eyes flickered with golden fire, and she gasped. This time there was no pleasure in the sharp intake of air.
Seconds later, he was alone once again.
But she was getting closer.
When Dylan Coulter rides into Sparkling Springs, he discovers the woman who runs the local saloon is worth the risk of facing the hangman. Things get ugly fast when Dylan is accused of killing the only son of the richest rancher in the area. Unwilling to leave her behind, he takes Maggie along as he tries to dodge bounty hunters and a determined Pinkerton agent who just happens to be her old flame