Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn't know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together...
Adam returns to Raven's Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son.
Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it's a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail...
Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad's rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.
Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.
This Marine will protect her at all costs...
When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she's humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.
Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece's lethal skills could save Alyssa's life. But his little sister's best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can't trust himself to keep his attraction hidden...or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.
Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love...a killer.
**Previously published as You Give Love A Good Name in the Sun, Sand, Sex Anthology.
Holly Hillbay is a love-burned private investigator who relishes chasing down cheating scumbags. Hot on the trail of another two-timing spouse, Holly goes into stealth mode to find out if the owner of Books on the Beach, Wes Brockman, is slipping between the covers with her client’s adulterous wife. Joining the book club, she soon realizes that Wes isn’t her philandering Casanova, nor is he a mild-mannered book store owner. He’s way too dark, hunky and mysterious, pinging Holly’s interest… and lust. Holly’s heart is on ice, but her body is all for a little beach romance as long as it doesn’t interfere with the job. That works great until Wes becomes her job, her lover and maybe her destruction.
An Incriminating Murder…
Wes’s bookstore is a new chapter in his life, and he’s closed the book on his old one. When Holly shows up in his club breathing snarky attitude and raw sexiness he can’t keep his hands off her. The woman ignites more than his lust, she makes him feel alive—which is saying something since he’s been technically dead for years. It’s not until a book club member is murdered in his store that Wes learns Holly’s an uncover P.I. But now he needs her more than ever and hires her to find the killer… and because he can’t bear to let her go. Wes is falling hard for the sexy sleuth while guarding his dangerous secret that could get people he loves—including Holly—killed.
The Lethal Consequences…
Secrets and betrayals explode, and Holly discovers that falling in love with a bookstore owner can be devastating…and deadly.
** This title is a reissue of a 2007 release.
Six people are missing from a mystery weekend, and aspiring mystery writer Caro Swenson is on the case with a hot-but-possibly homicidal hunk who seems to want to get his hands on Caro's. . .clues.
Single White Dead Guy - Amy Garvey
Lanie Burke spent one insanely hot night with Mr. Drop-Dead Gorgeous. Now he's just dead on the steps of her cabin. What to do with the body? Hopefully, she can get some help from the cute guy with groceries tromping through the snow toward her. . .
Fast Boys - Jennifer Apodaca
How did Tess Collins get caught up in a sleazy tabloid reporter's bid to get the dirt on NASCAR's pin-up boy, Ark Underwood? How did the jerk reporter end up dead on Underwood's hotel room floor? How is Tess going to save Ark's reputation? Or say no to his every desire?
Three Men And A Body - Nancy J. Cohen
Reality show contestant Heather Payne's assignment is simple: get a bed-and-breakfast in Winter Park up and running within seven days. But when "accidents" start plaguing the show, Heather begins to suspect the contestant she's sleeping with. . .
Leah Nazir lives in a world where the past can and will come back to bite you in the ass. No, not teething ghosts—reincarnation! As an Insighter, it’s Leah’s job to delve into the murky and (often) deadly former lives of her patients. And she knows a thing or two about danger after killing her mother’s murderer with the help of new beau, Archer Drake.
Isn’t he the best?
Now, it’s time to take their relationship to the next level, but not in any way Leah could have predicted. She and Archer head to Chicago to meet his parents—and try to figure out why Archer’s dad killed his brother decades ago. When someone tries to sabotage their investigation, Leah must decide if the Drake family past is a deal breaker…
Belong To The Night
The Wolf, The Witch, And Her Lack Of Wardrobe
by Shelly Laurenston
Jamie Meacham has enough trouble controlling her supernatural abilities. There's no time for lust, or for Tully Smith, even with his smoldering amber eyes. But Tully's grappling with his own animal instincts as a powerful shifter-wolf, trying to protect all his territory. . .
In The Dark by Cynthia Eden
FBI agent and leopard shifter Sadie James' undead ex, Liam, still arouses her deepest desires. By teaming up with Liam, Sadie has a better chance of tracking the brutal rogue shifter who is terrorizing Miami, but as passion consumes them, she stands to lose more than just her heart.
City Of The Dead by Sherrill Quinn
Dori Falcon is a witch with a plan: get to New Orleans, locate her missing brother, and recover a mysterious and powerful amulet. Her plan never included falling for sexy Cajun cop Jake Boudreau;but without his help, she may never find the key to her family's survival.
The Royal Treatment
The Princess-To-Be Primer,
Or, Things I've Learned Really Quick, As Compiled by Her Future Royal Highness--Yeah, Whatever--Christina. That's me.
1. Telling jokes you picked up from the guys on the fishing boat doesn't go over really well at a fancy ball.
2. Must learn to curtsy, stifle burps, and tell the difference between a salad fork and a fruit knife.
3. Must not keep thinking about Prince David's amazing eyes, lips, hands, shoulders, uh. . .wait, can I start over?
4. Becoming a princess is a lot harder than it looks.
5. Falling in love is a whole lot easier. . .
In this dazzling, delightfully wacky tale from MaryJanice Davidson, a tough commoner and a royal prince are about to discover that who they truly are. . .and what they desperately desire. . .may both be closer than they ever dreamed. . .
The Royal Pain
Marine biologist Dr. Shel ("Never Sheldon") Rivers has a problem. Some princess expects him to wait on her, hand and dimpled foot. His boss is taken with the royal redhead--brunette, whatever, it's not like he keeps track of that stuff--and nobody realizes that he just wants to be left alone in his lab. All alone. All the time. Weekends, holidays. . .it's all good.
Now here's Miss Royalpants, insisting that he escort her around the marine institute, explain what he's doing, kiss her until her toes curl. . .no, wait, that was his idea. She's not even apologetic about being born into a royal family! Says it's his problem to overcome, not hers. Which leaves him with one option: to kiss her again. And again. And. . .
So she's nothing like he expected. In fact, Dr. Rivers can see that this fantastic, exasperating woman has problems no princess should ever have to deal with. And he has an idea to help her get some much-needed sleep. Of course, it involves getting very, very tired beforehand, but if she's up to it, then so is he. . .
In this delightfully madcap sequel to The Royal Treatment, the Baranov family is back and as unpredictable as ever, and a prickly princess and cranky Ph.D. are about to discover that love conquers attitude every time. . .
It's Christmas season, a holiday Cadence adores. Her relationship with Patrick has been progressing nicely, and they are beginning to wonder if it might be time to bring things to the next level...unprecedented in Cadence's life. That is until she meets the completely dreamy Dr. Max Gallo and he throws Cadence and her sisters for a tailspin.
And if the threat of Dr. McDreamy weren't enough there is a new BOFFO employee, Emma Jan Thyme, whose reputation precedes her. She has a doctorate from Harvard, speaks seven languages, and is a remarkable actress. But she's harboring a secret of her own.
In addition to adjusting to a new co-worker's foibles, shopping for her Secret Santa, and trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for Patrick, a new serial killer appears to have blown into town. For four Junes in a row perfectly ordinary fourteen year olds have disappeared. The only things the victims have in common are their ordinariness...and it's up to Cadence to figure out the case before another innocent teen dies.
New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson challenges a charlatan exorcist with a sexy dead woman-and an unnatural romance.
USA Today bestselling author Emma Holly introduces a beautiful scientist to the realm of the Demon World...and an irresistible male she has experimented on.
National bestselling author Vickie Taylor throws a hell-bent man into the arms of a beautiful dark angel who is driven by ethereal desires of her own.
And national bestselling author Catherine Spangler gives a vampire prostitute a last chance at redemption when an angelic hunk offers her a night of divine lovemaking.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
But no Rodinov ever had to protect Princess Nicole Krenski. Her credentials? Hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. Smart. Stubborn bordering on exasperating. The lady says she doesn't need a bodyguard, but that's where she's wrong. Someone needs to watch her and show her the royal ropes. Someone who can make her feel like a queen-in and out of bed.
Praise for MaryJanice Davidson
"Unwavering in her humor. . ." -Romantic Times
Four experienced narrative designers from different genres of game development have banded together to create this all-inclusive guide on what it's like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry. From concept to final testing, The Game Narrative Toolbox walks readers through what role a narrative designer plays on a development team and what the requirements are at every stage of development. Drawing on real experiences, authors Tobias Heussner, Toiya Finley, Ann Lemay, and Jennifer Hepler provide invaluable advice for writing compelling player-centered stories and effective dialogue trees in order to help readers make the switch from prose- or screen- writing to interactive. Accompanying every chapter are exercises that allow the reader to develop their own documentation, outlines, and game-dialogue samples for use in applying for industry jobs or developing independent projects.
This first installment of Focal Press's Game Design Workshops series is a must-have for individuals looking to create captivating storylines for games.
Jaz Scavenge. Red hair so dark it's almost purple, eyes a lighter shade -- cherry cough drop red, to be exact. He generates force fields and has a penchant for grand entrances. He's a mutant on a mission: to bring the doc to his apartment, along with a few other items, to win a scavenger hunt. He's not expecting the 'norm' to be so hot. Too bad muties and norms don't mix. But maybe they could, just for one night.
You couldn’t arrest for murder someone who had killed in his last life. You couldn’t bring a civil suit against such people, either. They could only be legally penalized for what they did this time around—and what a dark circus the legal system had been before that legislation passed! (It was still a dark circus, but perhaps not as dark.) But you could spot them, and watch them. You could set traps for them.
Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it’ll happen again. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present...
P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah’s mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated. Before long, he even finds himself agreeing to help find the person who wants her dead. Over and over again.
Now going full-on “rewind,” Leah hopes it can stave off the inevitable. After all, she’s grown fond of this life—and even fonder of nerdy Archer. But changing her pattern means finding out who her killer is today. And as Leah fears, that could be anyone she has come to know and trust. Anyone.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"My Love Life is Killing Me"
Recent divorcee Alex Ramsay is ready to plunge back into the dating pool, and Matt Crawford looks like one sexy splash of a blind date--until she discovers that he's really John Tanner, private investigator, and that her real date is in the men's room. . .dead. Nothing like mystery to turn up the heat. . .
"Dial M for Mortified"
To perk up her struggling coffeehouse, Sacred Grounds, Darcy Bennett's "blind date night" turns out to be a great success, especially when gruff, sexy reporter Noah Gleason conducts an interview that gets steamier than an overworked espresso maker. Until someone screams and mingling becomes murder. . .
"Dead Men Don't Write Checks"
When Franny Gabriel isn't teaching elementary school, she's protecting her neighborhood against ruthless corporate interests by crashing fundraisers in a cocktail dress and heels. And hunky Theo Landry is about to get her message--in more ways than one--when death comes by way of dessert. . .
"Garvey masters the delightfully surprising twist and the art of sexual tension touched with humor in all the right places." --Romantic Times
The photographs lining the mantel of the Butterfield home tell their story. From shots of Michael and Tess as high school sweethearts to images of their daughter's wedding they look like the perfect family. But behind the pictures is a different tale that doesn't quite fit the love-at-first-sight, happily-ever-after version of Tess and Michael's marriage. And it's a tale that's revealed by a shocking phone call out of the blue.
With that one call the fabric of their life together shifts, and everything they believe is challenged. Are they the perfect family? Or is that a facade as thin as the photos themselves?
One minute I'm out with my sorority sisters; the next there's a terrible accident (beyond my friend Stacey's outfit) and I'm waking up in some weird clinic transformed into a human cyborg--with a mission: to stop evil and stuff. Uh, hello? I've got a beauty salon to run.
Granted, it is cool to run faster than a Ford Mustang when I need to, even if it's totally hard on my shoes. But then I have to bring in another human cyborg on the run? One who happens to be male, totally gorgeous, smart, funny--and, um, his "enhancements"?--as if!
"Davidson's over-the-top humor and raunchily funny sex scenes will delight her fast-growing cadre of fans, while Janet Evanovich fans will also enjoy Davidson's rough-talking heroine." --Booklist
Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants—what she must do—is to bring Danny back.
But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it.
Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her—and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right.
But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought—even if it means breaking her heart all over again.
In Cold Kiss, Wren Darby learned she had powers strong enough to bring her dead boyfriend back to life. She thought she had to keep these powers a secret from everyone, until she met Gabriel, a mind reader who instantly learned her deepest secret.
In the sequel, Glass Heart, Wren is torn between her love for Gabriel and the rush of exploring her powers. When Gabriel warns Wren that her powers are getting out of control, Wren begins spending more time with Bay and Fiona, whose magic is wild, exhilarating—and dangerous.
And by the time Wren realizes Gabriel was right, she may already have lost him.
Thief Of Hearts
There's never a dull night in the ER for Dr. Jared Dean, especially when the woman of his fantasies beats the crud out of the city's toughest mobster. It's enough to get a guy all hot and bothered. Kara, a/k/a The Avenging Angel, is sort of a Robin Hood with better shoes. But her latest stunt has the gorgeous doc on a mobster's hit list. There's only one thing to do: guard Dr. Jared's fine bod until she can figure a way out of this mess. . .
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Too bad he was trying to steal her car. Kat Wechter has no intention of letting that happen, but it's amazing what an irresistible bad boy can drive a woman to do (pun intended). And Chester "Chess" McNamara is not your typical car thief. Seems he's fueled (ouch) by more complicated motives. And to find out what they are, Kat is more than willing to go along for the ride. . .(couldn't resist).
Praise for MaryJanice Davidson
"Unwavering in her humor." --Romantic Times
"Her sexy sense of humor is irresistible!" --Lori Foster
Ah, weddings--every single woman's reminder that she'll probably die alone, covered in cat hair and dressed in unflattering sweatpants. And as far as bad wedding experiences go, my friend Stacy's could take the cake. 1) I'm dateless 2) I'm a bridesmaid, and 3) Someone just attempted to whack the groom in the middle of the ceremony. Whoa. . .hang on. Anyone who tries to ruin a girlfriend's big day by bumping off her true love will have to go through me first.
So now I, assistant hairdresser Jenny Branch, am helping to hunt down a real-life bad guy, and the prime suspect is Kevin Stone, who claims to be working undercover for a group called Covert Ops Protection. Riiiight. All of this is hard to believe--especially the way this unbelievably sexy villain/double agent/whatever Kevin is makes every (and I mean every) nerve-ending tingle the second he comes into view. . .
Praise for MaryJanice Davidson
"Unwavering in her humor and saucy, yet realistic, with the sex."--Romantic Times
Once passionately in love, college sweethearts Teague and Joanna Darby never imagined they’d end up on the brink of divorce. But the success they’ve found in their careers has taken them on different paths, and maybe it’s time to go their separate ways.
But before they do, a friend advises them to spend one last weekend together, at the very least so they can agree on who gets the dog. When a ferry strike leaves Teague and Joanna stranded together at their beloved beach cottage, it promises to be the most awkward weekend ever. Or the perfect chance to fall for each other all over again . . .
Olivia Callender needs a wake-up call. With a hundred-year-old hotel to rehabilitate, a staff of lovable eccentrics to marshal, and guests to keep happy, she has no one to blame but herself for daydreaming through the past few years--or her uncle's threat to take over the hotel.
And Rhys Spencer isn't helping. When the sexy British chef checked in, Olivia's common sense checked out. She doesn't have time to let him distract her, even if he is feeding her hottest fantasies. But the heat they create together is too much to resist, and when they spend a luscious night in his bed, Olivia truly wakes up for the first time--only to realize just what a mess her beloved hotel is. Throw in a pair of bumbling saboteurs, a cranky ex-ballerina, a gorilla costume, a lovesick writer, and tofurkey for fifty, and Olivia has her work cut out for her. All of which might be easier than convincing a certain brash Brit that he needs to wake up, too--and realize that he's hungry for her love. . .
"Garvey masters. . .the art of sexual tension touched with humor in all the right places." --Romantic Times on I Love You to Death
Soon-to-be-ex-husband in the rearview mirror. Hometown, straight ahead. Grace Lamb at the wheel, beginning a whole new life in an about-to-drop-dead old VW bus. She plans to start a gardening business in the charming hamlet of Wrightsville, PA, and put her green thumb to good use. Hey, why not? Flowers, ferns, even plain old grass like her. . .they really like her. What could go wrong? Everything, once the bus breaks down and a local cop pulls over to help. One look through the windshield and Grace is feeling lucky again. The man in blue is none other than Nick Griffin, her former childhood crush, all grown up and looking incredibly handsome and sexy. Yes, officer, there is a problem. . .
. . .Who's Ready For Romance
At last. Something to do. Wrightsville isn't the most exciting beat, despite nabbing the hardened criminal who stole the library's Harry Potter collection. Nick Griffin can't take his eyes off the drop-dead gorgeous redhead with the broken-down VW bus. Grace's looks may have changed for the better (way better) since she was a kid following Nick and her big brother around, but he's about to find out that she still gets into the strangest scrapes. And from messing with the mob over a bunch of vintage sex toys (don't ask) to making Nick forget he has a brain when she happens to touch him, Grace still drives him crazy. Except now he's falling crazy in love. . .
Praise for Amy Garvey
"Garvey masters. . .the art of sexual tension touched with humor in all the right places." --Romantic Times on I Love You To Death
Snow on the roofs and wreaths on the doors and chains on the tires. . .isn't Christmas in New England wonderful? But Charlotte Prescott is too busy taking in super-sexy reporter Sam Landry to notice the nip in the air. Make that the nip in the air alternating with the scorching heat that rises whenever she and Sam are alone together. Charlotte would be happy to forget the supernatural third wheel who seems to be staying for the season in the quaint old house she inherited. It is real. Someone's slurping down all the good eggnog. And something is drawing Charlie and Sam together under the mistletoe--not to mention everywhere else. Happy holidays!
Directions for mixing Fabulous Christmas Cocktails included!
"Fast-paced, cleverly humorous romance." --Romantic Times on Hot Date, four and half star reviews
"Amy Garvey delivers!" --Donna Kauffman