Rob just came back from a three-week mission in the jungle, and the only thing he wants to do is sleep. Of course, that means Kameron calls him of all people to protect Anthony. He hadn't expected Anthony to be his mate, and it makes up for the lost sleep.
Rob has his work cut for him defending Anthony from walls and the men plotting against Kameron, but it's not his only problem. Anthony is reluctant to believe Rob is here to stay, and Rob isn't sure he'll ever be able to convince him. Will Anthony finally see the truth in Rob's words, or will problems find him before he can?
Lucas knows about shifters. His best friend Heath is a bear shifter, and they've lived together for years. He's surprised when Heath's alpha, Dominic Nash, calls him and asks for his help, but before he can do anything, Benjamin stumbles into his life and tells him they belong together.
Both Benjamin and Lucas are happy about being mates, but not everyone is. Benjamin's family suddenly arrives in Whitedell, and added to the hunter problems the pride is still facing, they're not making life easy. Will Benjamin and Lucas be able to stay together even when the circumstances aren't the best?
Kay has known about shifters and the tribe since Troy, his best friend, gave birth to a son. He moved to Whitedell to be close to Troy and the baby, but he's still wary about shifters, and he doesn't have a good opinion of them. If it were up to him, he'd stay as far away as he could, but it would mean losing Troy again, and he's not ready for that.
Noem didn't expect to meet his mate in the mansion's kitchen, but then he also didn't expect Kay to tell him to his face that he doesn't like shifters and paranormal creatures. After talking, they agree to try to date, but the uploading of a video showing a man shifting into a wolf might make Noem's entire world crumble. Will Noem and Kay be able to get over it and stay together? And if they do, what will happen with the hunters still lurking?
Denver thinks heÕll soon be gone from Whitedell. He doesnÕt have a family or friends and is with the pride only to do his job, at least until he finds his mate. He doesnÕt want to claim Jeremy, but that choice is taken away from him, and he has to learn to live with a mate and a small child.
The two work hard on creating a life for themselves and raising Adam together, but someone from JeremyÕs past works against them. They will have to fight to keep their new family together and to keep Adam safe.
Nicky was abandoned by his pride when he lost the challenge for Dominic's council seat the year before. He refused Dominic's offer to stay with the pride and become a member, and instead fled to the human world, where he works in a bar. The last thing he expects is for his mate to be the pretty man who walks into the bar and gets drunk.
When AndrE isn't able to go back to the mansion on his own, Nicky decides to drive him there. He doesn't know how the pride will greet him, and once AndrE is safe, he flees. AndrE is his mate, though, and he feels drawn to the mansion. He needs to keep AndrE safe, and if that means making the pride's battles his own, Nicky will do it eagerly, even if it means going against human hunters when they attack.
Nate is the prideÕs Beta, and as Beta, he has to follow the unspoken rules that exist in the shifter community. He wasnÕt looking for a mate, and he certainly didnÕt think his mate would be a wolf shifter. Not that he has anything against wolf shifters, but this one brings way too many problems with him.
DerickÕs Alpha knows what he has done, and he plans to make him pay. When Derick is kidnapped, Nate has to decide if he wants to play by the rules and risk his mate, or if heÕs going to save Derick, risking a justified attack from the pack.Ê
Bran Morris' first meeting as the head of the council enforcers takes him to Gillham. Kameron needs to make a decision about coming out to the town, and Bran is supposed to help with it. He never expected to meet his mate, not after losing his wife and child thirty-six years before.
Daniel and Bran hit it off right away, but when Daniel's father becomes a problem, Daniel doesn't know what to do. Should he live his life and be with his mate, or should he stick with his father to be sure the man doesn't hurt himself? What would happen to his relationship with Bran if he chooses his father?
Ward has searched for his mate for a long time, and now that he has found Jamie, he will do everything he can to keep his gorgeous human, even face jealous exes or try to convince Jamie to get over his fear of relationships. He needs a chance, just one, but just as Jamie begins to trust him, things starts to crumble.
When Jamie disappears, Ward looks for him, but without clues, how can he find his mate? Will he find Jamie in time to save him from a horrible future?
Jericho thought he was going to be tortured and killed when he woke up in the shifters' infirmary, but instead, they healed him and talked to him as if he hadn't tried to kill them. Dominic Nash wants answers, and Jericho knows he can't keep quiet forever, especially after finding out he's the mate of one of the mansion's inhabitants.
Most pride members don't trust Jericho. He understands it, but he still wants to help since they were able to change his mind about shifters. He knows going back to Brad and the hunters might get him killed, but he needs to do it, both for Brad and for Aeron. Will he be able to stop Brad from attacking the pride again? And if he doesn't, what will happen to the pride, and to him and Aeron as a couple?
Jackson doesn't understand why Cerris runs, but he intends to find out. When he finally locates Cerris, Cerris' friends intervene and explain what happened to him and why he doesn't want to see Jackson--Jackson is a werewolf, and all werewolves are monsters.
Jackson knows he'll have to work hard to convince Cerris of the contrary, and he hopes finding Cerris' long-lost father will help. He also has to teach Cerris to control his wolf before something happens.
Will Cerris learn control, or will he become the monster he always thought he was?
Nootaw left his wendigo tribe a year before, but even though he hasnÕt hurt anyone since then, people still regard him with fear and disgust. Not even moving to Gillham changed that, but heÕs use to it by now. When Nootaw is asked to help find Merle, he doesnÕt expect Merle to take a sniff at him and tell him theyÕre mates. Nootaw isnÕt sure what to do with Merle, because everyone knows wendigoes donÕt have mates.
Merle insists on giving Nootaw a chance, even though he might lose his mother over it. Then Nootaw disappears, reappearing with someone Merle hadnÕt expected. Will Merle be able to leave his nightmares behind and be the man Nootaw needs him to be? And will Nootaw manage to get used to a life heÕd never thought he could have?
Ethan is in the town hall when Kameron Rhett explains to the Gillham people what he and his friends are--shifters. Ethan doesn't stay to hear the end of Kameron's speech. He's distracted by a pretty man, and when the man leaves after his best friend threatens Ethan, Ethan follows.
Ethan didn't know about shifters until Kameron's speech, but he's thrust into their world when he finds out his pretty man, Nuallan, is a Nix, and Ethan is his mate. Will it be too much to accept? Will Nuallan finally reveal why he tried to kill Kameron? Or will the secrets push Ethan and Nuallan apart?
Saul has thought himself crazy for most of the past ten years. He sees half-transparent animal faces layered on some people's human faces, and he voluntarily walked into a psychiatric hospital when he was twenty-three. Now he's thirty-four, and he feels like he missed out on life. When his sister pushes him into leaving the hospital, he hesitates, but she won't take no for an answer, no matter how much their parents pay Saul's doctor to keep him there.
When Kin and his team are sent to make sure Saul gets out without any problems, Kin expects the mission to be routine. Instead, he knows Saul is his mate as soon as they meet. Will Saul finally manage to walk out of the hospital? And is Saul really crazy, or is there an explanation for what he can see?
Donovan is the liaison between the pack and the federal government in Washington, D.C. His job isn't running around the city rescuing street kids, but he wants to help the pack, and those kids. The last thing he expects from his impromptu mission is to meet his mate.
When Sei is overwhelmed by a crowd of reporters who have come to Gillham to find out more about shifters, he's rescued by a bear shifter. He recognizes Donovan as his mate only once Donovan shifts, and he doesn't let the occasion slip away. They mate within hours of their first meeting, but Sei hasn't considered the complications that will come with it.
The attacks on the pack are escalating, Donovan's son is vehement about his dislike of Sei, and Donovan doesn't know what to do. Will he have to choose between his mate and his son? What can he do to keep the pack safe? Will this be the moment everything falls apart?
Quinn knows he's a prickly bastard. He's had to hide behind that faCade for most of his life, and now he can't step out from behind it, not that he wants to. It feels safer to keep most people at arm's length. He didn't expect to find his mate when Kameron called him and Malik to help with the rival council, though, and he knows Kir is probably the only one who can wiggle his way into his heart if he lets his guard down.
Kir does his best to get under Quinn's shell, but when the man punches him and tells him to stay away, he gets the message, even though he still hopes he'll be able to change Quinn's mind. He knows he has a great opportunity when Kameron assigns him as a bodyguard for Quinn, but will he be able to protect Quinn and make him fall in love with him? Will Quinn finally let someone in, or will he stay safely ensconced in his hard shell?
Alex has been envious ever since both his brothers found their mates, but at only twenty-one, he never expected to find his own. He especially didn't expect the man he rescues from a beating to be it.
Calvin and Alex have to learn to navigate their new relationship. Calvin is shy and hesitant, and Alex does his best to give him enough time to get used to his presence. They move in together--as housemates--but their fragile relationship is threatened by the appearance of a teenage brother Calvin didn't know he had. What will this mean for Calvin and Alex's relationship? Will Calvin finally believe Alex is in it for life, or will he let his insecurity win?
Zane has been a recruit since he was a teenager. His goal was to become a pack enforcer, but Kameron decides to put him in charge of Malik's protection instead, giving him the opportunity of a lifetime.
Neither of them expected to meet their mate when they accepted the job, and it couldn't have come in a worst moment. The rival council wants the Gillham pack erased, and Tom isn't going to back off. Will the fight ahead of Iggy and Zane separate them? Will they both come out of it alive, or will they lose each other?
Christian never meant to push Clea away, but he needed time to wrap his mind around what happened. He found out his brother wasn't dead, that the pack didn't want to hurt anyone, and most importantly, that his mate is a man, something Christian hadn't expected.
When Christian realizes he's pushing Clea away, he makes amends. Clea accepts it, but they both have to deal with their families, and with the knowledge that shifters have been exposed to the world. No one knows what it means for them yet, but things are changing. Will the pack be able to stay united, or will things start to crumble apart?
She must turn to the hottest, most elusive guy on campus for help. Will he help save her? Or will her life come crashing down around her after midnight?
**After Midnight originally appeared in the Halloween collection entitled “Midnight Kiss”. This story is tied to the Peachville High Demons series, but it can also stand alone! If you haven’t read the Peachville High Demons series, you can get the first THREE books in the series for FREE! Simply search for the Beautiful Demons Box Set.
In the snow-covered hills of Virginia, a young widow finds that miracles really do come in the least expected packages. First appearing as a short story in the anthology Simple Gifts, this festive eBook is now available on its own at an unbeatable price—perfect for new and old fans alike.
When Cole Steele, a womanizer rumored to have killed his father, meets Maia Armstrong, a veterinarian rumored to practice magic, the sizzling romance could melt all the snow on his Wyoming ranch. And when an injured horse brings them together, Cole can’t help but believe that Maia casts spells on animals—and men. What else could explain the burning passion he feels for her and the thawing of his heart just in time for Christmas?
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.
Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:
1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day
The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.
And there's a strange man in her kitchen.
Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. Strangers, weirdos, felons, creeps, and lunatics are always finding their way to her front door. But this guy is different. This guy is mysterious, sexy-and he has his own agenda. His name is Diesel and he is a man on a mission. And Diesel is unlike anyone Stephanie has ever met before in her life. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn't look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? These questions and more are keeping Stephanie awake at night. Not to mention the fact that she needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas "surprise" for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn't believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays-Jersey style. In Janet Evanovich's Visions of Sugar Plums, the world of Plum has never been merrier!
International Bestselling Author Ava presents a sweet contemporary romance guaranteed to make you believe in love all over again.
Professional gambler Rhett Butler Blaylock is everything Abbie Maven doesn't want in a man-flamboyant, flashy, and unreserved. After a horrible experience in her youth, she has spent her life trying to make all the right choices, pouring her energy into being the best possible single mother to her son. But though Rhett doesn't seem to be husband and stepfather material, he awakens emotions in her that are as frightening as they are powerful. They had a fling she's never forgotten, and now he has followed her to Dare Valley, Colorado with the intention of winning back her heart...this time, forever.
Rhett's determined to show Abbie he can be the man of her dreams. He'll do whatever it takes for the woman he loves, including giving up his flamboyant lifestyle and bad-boy image. As Christmas approaches, he prepares a special surprise for her, hoping the holiday will work its magic and grant him a miracle. Will his holiday serenade heal Abbie's heart and convince her to give love a second chance?
"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land
"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog
“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly
"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog
"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.
At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.
Praise for Dashing Through the Snow and Debbie Macomber
“Wonderful and heartwarming . . . full of fun, laughter, and love.”—Romance Reviews Today
“This Christmas romance from [Debbie] Macomber is both sweet and sincere.”—Library Journal
“There’s just the right amount of holiday cheer. . . . This road-trip romance is full of high jinks and the kooky characters Macomber does so well.”—RT Book Reviews
“Macomber’s name is almost as closely linked to Christmas reading as that of Charles Dickens.”—The Romance Dish, on Mr. Miracle
From the Hardcover edition.
Famous former NFL stars don't date single working moms like Bailey Voss. She'll allow herself to daydream about Kenny Scott's muscles and killer smile, but wanting more would lead to post-holiday regret. Then Kenny volunteers to run a toy drive with Bailey, and she learns that he's not just hot…he's also generous, funny, nice. The whole package—tantalizingly out of reach.
The ache of past loss reminds Kenny why he needs to avoid getting too close to anyone. Especially to a gorgeous redhead and her adorable little girl. Mess it up, and he'd lose them both. Yet Kenny can only resist Bailey for so long. And as festive spirit spreads throughout the town, he's all wrapped up in Bailey's sweet, sexy kisses and determined to make this the first of many Christmases together…
BEFORE HE WAS FATHER CHRISTMAS…HE WAS SIMPLY A FATHER.
Thirteen-time #1 national bestselling author Glenn Beck realized years ago that somewhere along the way, his four children had become more focused on Santa than the meaning of Christmas. No matter how he tried, he could not redirect their attention away from presents and elves to the manger instead.
Glenn didn't want to be the Grinch who spoiled the magic of Kris Kringle, so he had to find a unique way to turn his kids back toward the true meaning of Christmas. He decided the best place to start was by first turning Santa himself back toward Christ.
That was when one of America’s best storytellers began to craft a tale that would change everything his kids thought they knew about Santa—the incredible story he went on to tell them that Christmas Eve spans over a thousand years and explains the meaning behind the immortality and generosity of the man named Claus.
The Immortal Nicholas has now been expanded and reimagined into this novel for adults; a novel full of drama, history, legend, and heart. From the snowy mountains of Western Asia, to the deserts of Egypt, to Yemen’s elusive frankincense-bearing boswellia trees, this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long overdue Christ-centered mission.
In this novel, Glenn Beck fundamentally transforms the figure that the world now mainly associates with shopping, all while staying true to the real story of the baby who brought redemption and salvation to the entire world.
In Naughty or Nice, Eric Jerome Dickey explores the lives of three sisters, each with their own man problems. But this holiday season, Frankie, Livvy, and Tommie McBroom are not only getting together, but finally gettin' it together-and discovering what family, sisterhood, and love are all about.