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...
Follow Your Cowboy Heart by Janice Seagraves
Max struggles daily to hide his psychic gift with animals. Being a hired hand at a local dairy probably wasn’t his best idea, but his mom needs the money he brings in. And there’s the dairy owner’s sexy daughter he can’t stop thinking about. Will he ever have anything other than himself to offer her?
Cowboys Only by Nicole Morgan
Terry Reynolds runs his family’s cattle ranch in Antonito, Colorado. Born and raised on the one-hundred-plus acre property, it’s the only life he knows. Much to his match-making mother’s dismay, it’s the only thing in his life he truly cares for.
Andie Donahue has just moved to Antonito after inheriting a small two-bedroom cabin from her late aunt. She wants a new start and decides this is her chance. After discovering a dating site has matched her to a handsome cowboy in the same town, she wastes no time sending the hunk a message.
Terry has no clue why some strange woman has shown up at his ranch, or what the heck she’s talking about. After running the adorable brunette off, he finds out the truth. Now he’s faced with making amends for his mother’s meddling. But did he just blow the best chance he had for love right out of the water? And worse…what does he do now?
The Shadows in Our Past by Denyse Bridger
En route home to Gold Ridge, Colorado after their honeymoon, David and Hannah Logan are attacked by a pair of bandits who plunge them back into a past they shared, but never truly came to terms with together… It’s been almost a year since the nightmare of violence and assault tore Hannah from David’s side and left him bereft and angry. When she returned to him, determined to rebuild what they’d lost, the light of love had come with her. Now, a new torment threatens to destroy everything, and Hannah’s biggest enemy might just be David himself…
Love, Texas Style by Gemma Juliana
Amy Waterstone must return to the family ranch in Glen Creek, Texas because her father had a serious accident. Then she learns her father compromised the ranch by taking a loan he can’t repay from Chase Storm, the cowboy next door. He’s the one man she never wants to see again. Chase has waited seven years for Amy to come home, and for a chance to redeem himself in her eyes. They’re both older, but are they any wiser?
Bear Country by Michele Zurlo
Tasked with scattering the ashes of her beloved aunt at the source of the Big Bear River high in the mountains, Mallory must swallow her pride and ask Gavin, a laconic, sexy ranch hand, to guide her.
Pleasuring Pandora by Tina Donahue
This luscious cowboy’s been on her radar for years, but he’s never noticed her. A speeding ticket changes everything, leading to a sultry weekend and no-holds-barred romance – Texas style.
Whiskey’s Sweet Revenge by Krista Ames
Dr. Miranda Chase didn’t want to be home but she’d do just about anything for her dad
including temporarily taking over his veterinarian practice. However, once she met her dad’s client Garrett, she wanted to drop everything and run. Cocky cowboys just weren’t her thing.
Garrett Jackson cares more about his horse than himself or anyone else and when a tiny bit of a thing calling herself a vet blows into his life like a tornado, he’s literally knocked for a loop. He doesn’t have time for women.
But, when Garrett’s horse turns up missing, Miranda isn’t going anywhere. Forced to work together, they’ll learn a little bit about each other or die trying.
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.
Spanning almost two centuries Descent Into Darkness is the erotic love story of an ancient vampire and the mortal woman who is his obsession.
Alexander DeLenoir is an ancient creature of the night, born in a betrayal that has left him without conscience or morality. He’s witnessed history that is now myth. Throughout his long life, Alexander has seldom sought companionship, and never has he looked for love. He has kept two of his immortal children with him, through whatever means necessary, and is not intending to expand his family.
Arriving at a small Massachusetts town after killing the sailors on their ship, the vampire trio meets the mysterious and lonely wife of the innkeeper, and Alexander is entranced by her beauty and her indomitable spirit. In Amberlaine Calvert, he senses a nature as dark and depraved as his own seeking freedom. Despite the protests of his companions, Alexander takes her and in adoration of him finds an obsessive kind of happiness.
When the town slowly awakens to the evil among them, a bloody slaughter ensues, and Amberlaine is forced to see the madness that will define her life with Alexander. Yet, in spite of her fear, she is obsessively devoted to the powerful vampire, and the darker things she feels lurking within her are about to be unleashed by a hunger even greater than her passion—the thirst for revenge against those who dare to threaten their existence...
The riveting sequel to Out Of Hell...
Almost a year has passed since the murder of Robert Bradshaw, and Inspector Michael Devane has married Bradshaw's lovely widow, Bethany Anne. Life has become a thing to be enjoyed again, and the past is slowly being put to rest. But less than a day after they return to London from their honeymoon, Bethany's closest friend, Daphne Ashton, arrives with a problem that will require Devane's special brand of insight and investigation—as well as his return to the case that never quite rests, that of the elusive killer known as Jack The Ripper.
Once again on the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, Devane's dreams are haunted by blood, violence, and a growing certainty that he is being drawn deeper into a mystery that is, perhaps, best left unsolved. Recently free of an opium addiction, the pressures mount, leaving Devane to wonder if he has known all along who the Whitechapel murderer is, and chose to seek refuge in drug-induced ignorance rather than accept a truth that could destroy much more than his new life if it became known...
In the most unlikely of places, Kaylee Masterson encounters the man who will be the inspiration for an erotic fantasy novel. Little does she know when she makes Max Richmonte the subject of her book that reality is going to prove even better than she could have imagined it.
But, Max has a dark side to his life, and when that secret world clashes, violently, with the happiness he’s found, the handsome commander is forced to face not only his past—but also the future he wants with Kaylee. A future filled with love, smoldering passion, and endless nights of hot, mind-blowing sex...
Ex-intelligence operative Martin Fowler is a man with a dangerous past, filled with casual liaisons and complex betrayals. In his mentor’s daughter, Martin’s found happiness and trust for perhaps the first time in his life. But, that peace is about to be tested when an old enemy kidnaps Martin’s lover and a mutual friend, and to stay alive they must engage is a betrayal of their own...
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?
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.
In 1892 Whitechapel, only a few years after the infamous Ripper murders, Inspector Michael Devane is given the job of investigating the murder of a theatre producer. Devane is a haunted man, driven by the dark demons of his past, the elusive Ripper, and a growing addiction to opium. His brilliance is unquestionable, but his methods are highly unorthodox.
When Devane comes into the home of the victim, an unpleasant man named Robert Bradshaw, he meets Bethany Davenshire-Bradshaw. In Bradshaw’s widow, Michael finds a kindred spirit who defies both the conventions of society, and the trappings of false mourning. As they grow closer, Devane discovers that Beth is a woman of many secrets, but could one of them really be that she is the murderer he’s looking for?
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.
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?
O que começa como um cruzeiro idílico para dois casais rapidamente se torna um pesadelo... a agradável tarde é tomada por momentos tensos quando diferentes personalidades se chocam.
Iris acabou de se juntar ao quarteto. Recém-casada com Dale Montgomery, ela é reservada e elegante, criando um contraste direto com a sexualidade e erotismo naturais de Giselle Jordan - a mulher que tem sido a melhor amiga de Dale há muitos anos.
Quando o iate do grupo é destruído por uma onda gigantesca no começo da noite, os quatro são jogados no oceano.
Horas depois, Giselle desperta em um trecho da praia, a uma curta distância de Iris, que está sangrando e aterrorizada. Quando Iris morre, Giselle fica presa em uma ilha com os dois homens que ama.
Quanto tempo vai passar antes da paixão levá-los para o reino perigoso que é o território inexplorado de um coração?
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?
"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.