Three times, they have failed.
Alexa Ranger doesn’t remember the lord’s son who was her soulmate three lifetimes ago, nor does she recall their previous attempts to break the curse—each one ending in her death. But she does remember Cyrgyn, the golden dragon who has haunted her dreams since childhood and has appeared to her now to begin their final attempt.
A highly trained spy, Alexa has been preparing for this mission her entire life. But her skills are no match for the desperate mage who has lost none of his command of magic—and none of his twisted, possessive need for her. She is determined to save the dragon she has come to love, but there is more than the curse standing in their way…
Three years ago, Amber Benedict fell in love with Kale Riker and pledged to wait for him to return from the military. Even though she rarely hears from him, she’s steadfast in her belief: he’s coming home to her, and soon. Then the government tells Kale’s family that he’s missing in action, and they have given him up for dead.
Kale Riker has been away from civilization and Amber for three long years. He’s been promised he can retire his commission when he completes his current mission, but now he’s seriously wounded and facing a long recovery. Worse still, security risks force a communications blackout, leaving him no way to let Amber know he's alive.
Can Amber hold out against an entire town pushing her to give up on love while Kale fights to get back home to her before Christmas?
Previously released on Entangled’s Flirt imprint - December 2012.
Brady Fitzpatrick has spent a decade burying the pain of a broken heart while working for SIEGE, an information-gathering spy agency. That it kept him away from his family as well as his best friend Molly has been an unfortunate side effect. But when his brother, also an agent, is killed during a foreign op, Brady is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves...
Molly Byrnes has loved Brady forever. As his best friend and a de facto member of the Fitzpatrick family, she holds them together in their crushing grief. But as a member SIEGE's ground team, she doesn't buy the official line about Brady's brother's "accidental" death and launches her own investigation—only to uncover a shocking secret that she and Brady must get to the bottom of before their target finds them.
Tangled emotions land them in bed together, opening Brady's eyes to the incredible, fearless woman who's been there for him all his life. But after a lifetime of disappointment, how can Molly trust the possibility of a future with him...or if they can count on any future at all?
The world is not what Riley Kordek imagined. On the run from those who've targeted her, all Riley wants is a chance to figure out her new ability to bend metal's energy. When a hot guy who knows more than he should helps her escape her attackers, she thinks she might've found someone who can lead her to the answers she needs.
Three years ago, Sam Remington walked away from his employer and the woman he loved, and now, all he's looking to do is fill the gaping hole left behind. Except, when Sam takes Riley to the Society for Goddess Education and Defense, the stakes rise beyond what either of them could have imagined.
After being alone for so long, falling for Sam would be far too easy for Riley—and far too painful, once his old flame calls needing his help. Worse, Riley uncovers a plot with disastrous ramifications not only for herself, but for Sam and the people he loves—and potentially every goddess in the country.
Rock Davis, a freelance spy and friend of Samantha’s cousin Alexa, is sent to protect her. But when he learns who wants her, and why, his mission is compromised by his desire to use her to save his sister and stop one man and his dangerous delusions.
Marley Canton is done being a victim. A year and a half has passed since she discovered her ability to nullify power in those who aren't supposed to have it. She's now on a quest not only to stop the brats who've become addicted to goddess power, but also to find the source of their addiction.
Like Marley, Gage Samargo is tracking down the goddess who went rogue decades ago. Insane with too much power from the sun, she's selling that energy to Gage's younger brother and his friends, who are no longer content to come into power naturally. While they work to find a way to neutralize the goddess, Marley discovers that every time she nullifies someone, she takes on some of the goddess's insanity.
Gage falls for Marley's sharp wit and intense desire to right wrongs. But once he discovers she's turning into her enemy, is it too late to back away?
A former Navy SEAL, Cable’s ready to trade mission specs for curriculum guidelines. His appearance as a kindergarten teacher makes waves, but he’s settling into his new life exactly the way he planned. He even has a new romance going with the teacher across the hall, someone he might be able to spend the rest of his life with.
But adventure has followed him in dangerous ways, and Brianna has to decide if love is worth the risk.
NOTE: This book was originally published in 2007. This is an updated reissue, but the story has not substantially changed. Brianna’s Navy SEAL serves as a bridge from my straight contemporary romances to my action-adventure romances. Because even though Brianna overcame her need for adventure before this book started…well, it manages to find her anyway.
But alluring P.I. Griffin Chase is stirring up those feelings of need again. Only this time, her desire to be in his arms has nothing to do with her fear of loneliness and everything to do with the current charging through her body every time he looks at her...touches her.
Griffin hasn't remained at Reese's side just because of the spark that has nothing to do with her super-human talents. He's willing to compromise his rock-solid principles so she can find closure. But before they can move on, he must help her catch her late husband's killer, staying on track before she has a chance to exact her revenge. Because leading Reese to jail in handcuffs may just break his heart for the final time.
And then someone comes along and threatens to take it all away.
Brooklyne Harte’s work for the Agency for the Registration and Protection of Extraordinary People doesn’t take her out in the field anymore, but her professional relationship with Peter’s sister obligates her to take on Kiena’s case when someone starts harassing and threatening her father. Kiena’s younger than the usual ARPEP registrant, and it’s too early to tell if her abilities will make her a target or asset. But given little choice, Brook takes on what she expects to be a straightforward, albeit undercover job.
As complications mount and her investigation drags on, it doesn’t take long for both Peter and Kiena to burrow deep into her heart. When Kiena’s abilities turn out to be far more than anyone realized, she becomes an immediate target. Peter has to trust Brook to save his daughter, but since she’s lied to him from the moment they met, can he trust her with his soul?
Tars hasn’t had feelings for a woman like this since…no, he never has. He’s terrified he’s more capable of causing harm than nourishing a real relationship. But he can’t leave Ke’an vulnerable to her stalker. As their feelings for each other grow, Ke’an wonders if they can build anything new as long as Tars remains lost and afraid.
Thanks to their extraordinary abilities, they’re enlisted to help face a global threat in the form of a billionaire mage with delusions of ascendancy (and ties to Ke’an’s stalker). In trying to save the world, can they find themselves…and each other?
For maximum enjoyment, this series is best read in order.
Soul of the Dragon
Harte and Soul
Sixteen years ago, Zoe Ardmore was abducted and held for a year before she escaped. After struggling to overcome the damage done by that year, she has put it behind her—completely. Her fiancé, Kellen Stone, doesn’t even know it happened. She has a successful career and social life untainted by the past.
Now her abductors have been released from prison, jeopardizing every part of that new life. She took something from them, a treasure they’ll never stop seeking, and they’ve threatened her new family if she doesn’t return that treasure. The problem is that she has no idea where it is. The solution? Grant Neely, the one person who knows everything about that dark time. He’s now a mercenary with the connections and skills to help her resolve this mess. He’s also the man whose proposal she refused ten years ago.
Zoe breaks her engagement and sells her company in an effort to remove the threat hanging over the people she cares about. But the only permanent solution is to find the treasure and destroy it so her enemies have no reason to come after her or anyone else. Grant’s the one man who can help her, even if it means dredging up old feelings. But then Kell shows up, refusing to be sidelined and showing Zoe that none of them are who they seem to be. At the end of her quest will be the hardest decision she’s ever had to make—if she’s around to make it.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book defies conventional romance tropes in that it contains a love triangle. Some readers don’t like this because of the possibility that the heroine will choose the “wrong” guy. Some love the added excitement of uncertainty. I want every reader to have a great experience when they read my books, so please keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to buy this book. Thank you!
Quinn Caldwell is the epitome of a modern goddess. Her power source is the moon, her abilities restricted only by physical resources and lunar phase. She runs a consulting business and her father's bar, serves on the board of the ancient Society for Goddess Education and Defense, and yearns for Nick Jarrett, professional goddess protector and the soul mate she can never have.
But someone has developed the rare and difficult ability to drain a goddess of her powers, and Quinn is a target. With the world thinking Nick has gone rogue (whatever that means) and that Quinn is influenced by "family ties" she didn't know she had, keeping themselves safe while working to find the enemy proves harder each day.
But not as hard as denying their hearts...
Jake has always loved Kira, but he loves Brook Hollow just as much. He wouldn't leave, and she wouldn't come home. When he faces a frightening diagnosis, he tells her the truth. But the worst doesn't happen—and Kira doesn’t love him back.
Or so she thinks. Now that he's drawn her attention to it, she wonders if her feelings are deeper than she knew and returns to Brook Hollow for an extended but temporary stay. Back in Jake's life, she knows she was wrong. She does love him, and she's willing to give up everything to be his. Except it's too late. Jake's moved on...and is about to get married.
NOTE: This book was originally published in 2005. This is an updated reissue, but the story has not substantially changed. All author proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to support hospice organizations.
Parker Cornwall respects Sophie's position. Mostly. He's cultivated his playboy reputation to keep women at a distance. His family's legacy of pain isn't something he wants to continue. But Sophie's passion draws him to her, and when they start working together, love imposes its own agenda on them both.
Sophie discovers that labels and reputations mean far less than the man underneath, but Parker is terrified of hurting Sophie, and of being hurt in return. Only when tragedy strikes can he finally understand that having and losing is better than never having at all.
NOTE: This book was originally published in 2005. This is an updated reissue, but the story has not substantially changed.
Alexa Ranger is a spy who had a dragon friend as a child. That dragon turns out to be her soulmate, cursed a thousand years ago by the mage who was supposed to be his best friend. This is their last chance to break the curse.
Alexa’s cousin Samantha went into hiding when she was 18 and someone tried to shoot her out of the sky. (Sam can fly.) She's discovered saving an abducted child, and Rock Davis is tasked to protect her from the man bent on making her part of his collection.
Harte and Soul
Brooklyne Hart hates lies, but she's pushed to go undercover protecting Peter Ranger's daughter, who has special abilities, from old enemies.
Reformed mage Tars Suinn doesn't believe redemption is possible, but that doesn't stop him from trying. Ke'an Oliviera may be the key when they join forces with the Rangers to stop another mage who doesn't care if making his mark on the world will also destroy it.
The steamy interlude is all Sam thinks it will be...until Christopher makes it home and his anger forces his mother and his best friend to face the truth...that this May-December romance is already far more complicating than they'd intended.
Dan awakens in Trex a new craving, but one that doesn't eliminate the old. When she realizes the men need her, that she has the power to banish their demons--however temporarily--they embark on a journey of sensuality and desperate pleasure. In the end, she not only has the power to heal them, but to set them free. And only one will come back to her...