Follow a vampire hunter who can be as deadly as her prey. Meet a down-home southern girl who’s found out, much to her chagrin, that vampires are her type. Feel the euphoria of fear in the shadow of a reluctant queen of the undead. Step closer to the hot-blooded edge of passion as a strange new mythology of the night is unveiled.
Includes never-before-published stories featuring vampire hunter Anita Blake and everyone's favorite vampire-loving waitress, Sookie Stackhouse.
With her wedding fast approaching, cold feet don't come as a surprise to Betsy Taylor-especially with an undead groom. But when her fianc? and most of her loved ones go missing, it's up to Betsy to find them-and whoever is behind the disappearances.
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
But all is not bouquets and bridal showers—Betsy is plagued by ghosts who demand her help in rectifying their past mistakes, and a serial killer is on the loose. With his victims all being tall, blond women, Betsy fits the profile exactly…
Jennifer was just starting to get easy in her own skin—scaly as it may be. As half weredragon and half beaststalker, the place she feels closest to comfortable is in Crescent Valley with her own dragon kind. But the arrival of Xavier Longtail, a powerful elder dragon who doesn’t believe peaceful coexistence is possible, is stirring up trouble, not only in the valley, but among Jennifer’s family. Somehow they will have to learn to trust each other—especially if they are the last two of a dying breed…
From the Paperback edition.
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. . .
So when some guests show up uninvited, and they happen to be the powerful European vampires who have finally come to pay their respects the week before her birthday, Betsy gets really cranky…
“Adventure, love, and mystery blend beautifully in the pages of THE FRASER BRIDE. Lois Greiman has penned an engaging Highland tale of love, betrayal and trust. Sensual!” –Romantic Times
Highland Rogues #1
Returning to the Scottish Highlands, Ramsay MacGowan rides to confront the evil Clan Munro, who are rumored to be encroaching on MacGowan land. What he finds instead is an alluring, mysterious young lass!
Ravishing Anora Fraser is fleeing an unknown attacker, and doesn’t know who to trust, so she spins a story that convinces Ramsay to offer her protection.
Although Ramsay is through with cunning women, and knows Anora hasn’t told him the entire truth, he can’t resist her sprit ...or her beauty; As for Anora, how can she trust in the strong, resourceful Magowan, when her own heart betrays her!
“Lois Greiman creates the ideal atmosphere for her compelling tale, placing her strong characters in difficult situations and building a dramatic conflict that keeps us wondering just how their relationship will be resolved. Ms. Greiman’s hallmark powerful storytelling makes her a must-read author.” –Romantic Times
Highland Rogues #2
Gilmour MacGowan can have any lass he desires...except for the headstrong and beautiful Isobel Frasier who wants nothing to do with the arrogant head of Clan MacGowan. But Gilmour is used to getting what he wants... and he wants Isobel!
Fiercely independent—and a wee tad stubborn—Isobel must not marry if she’s going to protect her own clan, especially if that rogue of rogues, Gilmour is the threat he appears to be (tempting though he is...!)
Then unexpected danger rears its head, and, as Gilmour and Isobel journey through the Highlands together, they may find that loving your enemy is the most satisfying adventure of them all!
To bring a generations-old feud to an end, the gallant and sexy warrior, Laird of Forbes must return the long-lost daughter of his now dying enemy to Scottish soil. But what if the young child perished in infancy 17 years ago and there is, sadly, no daughter to return? A warrior improvises...and finds a beautiful imposter to bring back to his native land.
The beautiful Rose Gunther has decided to be neither impressed, nor scared by the arrogant Scotsman who whisks her away from her English convent. But try to resist her attraction to the powerful Leith she may, she can’t deny how utterly helpless she is in resisting his sensuous touch...
New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson is back. So is Betsy Taylor, “everyone’s favorite vampire queen” (Bitten by Books) and this time Betsy’s going viral…
If Betsy Taylor has learned anything about ruling Hell it’s: 1) She can't do it alone, and 2) She doesn’t have to. She’s got the help of a devoted vampire king, a dateless zombie, an exhausted new mom, an unshowered cop, a bitchy ghost, a kindly dead priest, and her late stepmother (“Go Team Satan 2.0!”). But the latest major hurdle in her afterlife is so big she can’t even see it until it’s on YouTube.
Betsy’s father and half sister Laura (a former Antichrist with a grudge) have teamed up, for what sinister purpose Betsy can't imagine. The former Antichrist didn't take kindly to getting what she wished for, and has decided that's entirely the fault of the vampire queen. What that means for Betsy is trouble (more than usual, even) and possible exposure to an unsuspecting world.
Meanwhile Hell is having a deleterious effect on Betsy's friends ("I didn't think it was possible, but the damned are getting meaner."), the newly dead are confused about Hell's new rules ("A buddy system? Really?"), and the vampire king is trying to poach on Betsy's territory. Betsy loves her husband, but that's not the same as trusting him. Before long the king and queen of the vampires aren't speaking to each other, the mansion on Summit Avenue is a war zone, and Betsy's getting calls from a werewolf, a mermaid, and worst of all, her mother ("What do you mean you can't babysit?"). No one said life after death would be easy, but c'mon: this is ridiculous.
From the Hardcover edition.
Known as The Flame for her fiery red hair and fierce clan leadership, Flanna MacGowan has sworn vengeance against the thieving Forbes clan. And to avenge her clan, she’s captured one of their warriors...a blue-eyed devil in disguise...
Roderic Forbes, known as Roderic the Rogue, is powerful, arrogant and...never has Flanna met a more charming enemy. Try as she might, Flanna cannot deny the attraction between them...
Defending his clan against her attacks, Roderic convinces Flanna to join him in the search for the real conspirators. While both Roderic and Flanna are looking for justice, neither expected to find the kind of passion and tenderness of true love...
It had been a well-kept secret for centuries, but now the existence of vampires is all over the news, thanks to Betsy Taylor’s half sister (and the frustrated former Antichrist), Laura. Life for the undead will never be the same, and it’s up to Betsy to do some damage control. But her interview on the local news doesn’t exactly put out the fire. It more or less pours kerosene on it.
With all the added attention on supernatural beings, the werewolves are more than a little agitated (never a good thing) and demand that Betsy gets her interview skills, and her family, in order. And while things go from bad to worse in the world, Hell continues to be hell—especially when Betsy’s new parole program becomes about as complicated as you’d expect.
With a PR team launching a vampire-friendly campaign, the devil at large and out to make trouble, and mermaids on hand to see who falls—and how hard—the end isn’t just near. It’s here. And if anyone knows how to go out with a bang, it’s the queen of Hell.
From the Hardcover edition.
Rachel Forbes had never wed, for none compared to Liam, the love of her childhood. But Rachel was high-born and Liam an orphan, so marriage was impossible. Now grown, a chance meeting unites Rachel with the man of her heart, and it seems their destinies are entwined once more, for Liam is her rescuer and she must keep him by her side if she is to survive.
Liam is tempted beyond all reason by Rachel. She has the eyes of a saint, the smooth skin of a princess...and lips he cannot resist kissing. He knows he has no name or family to offer-but given the eternity he has endured without her, does he dare risk the consequences of claiming her innocence and promising her a lifetime of love?
After her recent trip to hell, Betsy isn’t exactly sorry she killed the devil, even though it’s put her sister Laura in a damnable position: forced to assume the role of Satan—she may not have the training, but she sure looks great in red—and in charge of billions of souls now that she’s moved up in the world. Or is that down?
But Betsy’s in an odd new situation as well—that of being a monarch suddenly in charge of all things earthbound, like her husband, Sinclair, who has gone from relieved to ecstatic to downright reckless now that he can tolerate sunlight.
As if that wasn’t enough, Betsy and Sinclair’s adopted little BabyJon is finally starting to walk. And if the increasingly unpredictable toddler is anything like his extended family, precisely where he’s headed is anyone’s guess.
Cadence (and her sisters) has moved in with Patrick and everything is more than she could have ever dreamed. Except why does the dreamy Dr. Gallo keep popping up unexpectedly in her fantasies? When her pleasantly steady love life suddenly starts looking pretty darn shaky, Cadence and her sisters find themselves knee-deep in a new case that brings the escaped Threefer Killers back onto the scene. The stakes are higher, the danger more real, the hijinks more hilarious, and the love and passion are more delicious in this final book of an unforgettable trilogy.
With her trademark "sassy dialogue, lusty lovemaking [and] irreverent humor"* New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson delighted fans with her wickedly sexy and wildly funny anthology, Dead and Loving It-stories in which the worlds of the Wyndham Werewolves and Undead Queens collided. Now she returns to that sensual and irresistible after-dark realm of werewolves, vampires, and mermaids in three more original novellas--including an all-new Betsy Taylor novella.
Welcome to Mysteria, Colorado, home to a vegan vampire, a neighborly werewolf, a pair of sisterly witches, a demon nanny, and many more creatures that go bump in the night. Passions run high in this hot two-in-one omnibus edition of Mysteria and Mysteria Lane.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A handsome diplomat—on a deadly mission to deliver a priceless necklace—is in no position to get involved with a common tavern wench...no matter how breathtakingly beautiful she is...
But there’s more to the gorgeous wench than Roman Forbes first surmises (including his pocket watch, which somehow made its way into her possession). With a bounty on her head, Tara Griffin can’t afford to fall for the handsome Roman, a nobleman who clearly has no place for a commoner in his life...
But when the search for a treasure to save a man’s life brings the nobleman and the wench together on a special mission, fate sweeps them into each other’s arms. And running to save their lives, Roman and Tara discover an overwhelming passion—and an everlasting love...
She is the most ravishing creature in all of London, known for her demure smile and angelic demeanor. But Madeline Fallon, Lady Redcomb,is no mere blushing beauty. Blessed with a remarkable and mysterious talent, she is determined to discover the truth behind the recent kidnapping of a young girl. Though it means risking her own life, she will not be stopped by any man—even the haunted, handsome Jasper Reeves.
Sworn to keep the secrets of Lavender House, Jasper joins Maddie on her investigation, claiming his only concern is her safety. But his motives are not pure. Engulfed by desire, praying for passion's sweet release, he would do anything to be near the enchanting Lady Redcomb. He has been bewitched—seduced by her powerful, perfect spell.
Cathy’s new home is handsomely furnished—by an amorous male ghost. If only she had something she could…touch. Her neighbor may have a lousy personality, but he does have a perfect body. Now, spirit is about to meet flesh, to Cathy’s delight.
While traveling in the Cayman Islands, Nikki loses her life in a tragic accident, but has no intention of cutting her vacation short. When a handsome male psychic is engaged to get a grip on Nikki’s spirit, he does more. He finds himself falling in love with her.
A Cape Cod werewolf agonizes over the death of a woman by his own paw. Well, to be fair, he never really killed her. She’s a vampire. Now she needs his help to kill the bloodsucker who turned her.
For centuries their families have been embroiled in a violent, irreversible feud. Today, can a witch and a witch-hunter find common ground...without killing each other first? Sometimes opposites do attract.
Not since his adventurous days on the high seas has MacTavish felt the sort of excitement this gorgeous hellion inspires. He knows she is hiding something -- and each claim of innocence that comes from her lush, inviting lips only inflames his desire for a kiss...and for the passionate night that will inevitably follow. Yet a past betrayal is still fresh in MacTavish's memory, and he dares not trust his heart. Now he vows to learn this mystery woman's secrets...even if he has to seduce her to do it.
Betsy’s heartbroken over her friend Marc’s death, but at least his sacrifice should change the future—her future—for the better. But Betsy’s next few hundred years will still be far from perfect. After all, her half sister Laura is the Antichrist and Laura’s mother is Satan, which means that family gatherings will always be more than a little awkward.
What’s really bothering Betsy is that ever since she and Laura returned from visiting their mom in hell, Laura’s been acting increasingly peculiar. Maybe it’s Laura’s new job offer as Satan’s replacement down under. Unfortunately, the position comes at a damnable price: her soul. Now a war has been waged—one that’s going to take sibling rivalry to a whole new level and a dimension where only one sister can survive.
Brave, adaptable and utterly charming, O'Banyon is determined to enjoy life wherever it leads. In fact, he realizes he can live quite happily amid the posh ton if he avoids highly passionate encounters, keeps his secrets to himself, and limits his saturated fats. And so he does, until he meets the one woman he cannot resist, and learns she possesses the singular quality he fears more than death itself. Magic.
Then the blood hunger hits. Hart refuses to harm a mortal, even as his desire for blood and sex becomes too overwhelming to fight. His solution: turn to Danni to satisfy his cravings….
From the Paperback edition.
The legacy he must obey…
The child she must save…
The man who threatens to fulfill her every fantasy…
and break her heart.
Alpha wolf Ridge Addison left his wife in Las Vegas, vowing to put their one reckless night of passion behind him and return to his clan. Thirteen years later he needs a divorce so he can become pack leader. Yet he's never forgotten the sensuous witch whose life he saved…or the knee-buckling kisses he still craves.
After they parted, Abigail tried banishing Ridge from her memory. Now her heart belongs only to her son. But when the boy is kidnapped, she knows she alone can't save him. Though Abigail's body still aches for Ridge, she's willing to give him his freedom in exchange for his help. But who will shield her heart from the only man she's ever let claim her, body and soul?
For Chrissy, shootings and explosions are what pass for normal in her tempestuous relationship with sexy LAPD lieutenant Jack Rivera. But the real mayhem begins when her brother Pete blows in from the Windy City trailing clouds of trouble in the form of a pregnant girlfriend, “borrowed” money, and a mobster named “D.” Chrissy always said her family would be the death of her–but even L.A.’s sassiest shrink isn’t prepared for the truth behind her brother’s link to the dead stranger…or the killer who threatens them both.
From the Paperback edition.
Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially during the summer. After all, what's more relaxing, and more romantic, than a midnight stroll through Paris? Or the way the moon reflects off the ocean? And if your mesmerizing, sexy date happens to be ready to nibble your neck, who would want to say no?
Vacations are a perfect time to indulge, so why not spend a little quality time with these immortal hunks in three luscious tales of hot getaways. Treat yourself to a little bit of summer moonlight with these tales brought to you by Michele Hauf, Kendra Leigh Castle and Lisa Childs.
Chrissy McMullen has made a career leap, all the way from slinging drinks at Chicago’s most notorious nightclub to dispensing psychotherapy from her sleek new practice in L.A. Even if she can’t quite shed her too-loud, too-curvy alter ego–or the brawling family that insists on claiming kinship. So when her most famous client, buff football star “Bomber” Bomstad, starts chasing her around her desk and getting, well…unzipped…Christina gets just a little miffed–until Bomber has the bad manners to drop dead at her feet.
Enter Jack Rivera, a no-nonsense detective with a grim attitude and a great butt, who’s determined to prove this cocktail-waitress-turned-shrink was engaging in some very unethical behavior. Persuading Rivera that she’s not a murderer isn’t going to be easy. Plunging headfirst into a city full of people in need of some serious therapy, Chrissy will have to use all her street smarts, a good deal of sex appeal, and a little love to clear her name–and cancel an appointment with a killer.
From the Paperback edition.
Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor thought she couldn't die. So what's she doing in the morgue? It could have something to do with a time- traveling trip she made, and a foe with a wicked agenda that could finally be the real death of Betsy-if she's not careful.
From the Paperback edition.
Three of today’s hottest and most talented authors deliver three of the sexiest stories ever—of the hunks who work and play at the sizzling seashore. By no means beach bums, these irresistible guys are as ripped as the waves and smooth as the sand. No shirts required.
GHOST WOLF (In the Company of Vampires)
By Michele Hauf
It's love at first sight for Beckett Severo when he literally rams into Daisy-Blu Saint-Pierre. However, Beck is harboring a dangerous secret. To scare off the hunters who killed his father, Beck went to a faery and became the Ghost Wolf. Now the faery wants something in return—the hunters dead—but Beck doesn't want to kill anyone. Half faery, half wolf Daisy-Blu has the power to save Beck from the Ghost Wolf, but she will have to sacrifice a part of herself to do it….
LYING WITH WOLVES (The Colony)
By Cynthia Cooke
Heartbroken Celia Lawson left behind the Colony, all her family and friends, and struck out on her own. As a Keeper of the Crystals, Celia is able to keep herself safe from the demons hunting her kind…until Malcom Daniels shows up. The shifter who broke her heart, Malcom has tracked Celia to bring her back. The only other Keeper, Celia's mother, has been killed, and Celia is the sole person who can protect the Colony. Can she save her home, and Malcom in particular, or will she lose her second chance at love?
His destined mate…
Certainly Jones has pushed it too far this time. Gnawing and clawing at his soul are the demons he unknowingly carried back from his quest into their land. Weak and exhausted, the dark witch gazes down the dim, cobbled street at his only hope—a lone vehicle with blazing headlights. Desperate, he makes a mad dash for the light, and the striking woman illuminated in its wake.
Vika senses him before she sees him. The good witch with emerald eyes and fiery red hair has never dabbled in dark magic. But one look at CJ turns her life upside down. Soon Vika is lured into his dangerous world…and his powerful arms. A few sultry kisses are not enough to save CJ from his demons—it's going to take some seriously potent sorcery. And they're running out of time.
Located in the picturesque mountains of Colorado, Mysteria is a place where the supernatural co-exists with the natural. It’s a town of bewitching seduction, dark magic, and sensual demons...
In MaryJanice Davidson’s “Alone Wolf,” Charlene Houtenan is the voluptuous local realtor, who knows a hot property when she sees one. And when a new werewolf appears in town, she’s going to make a move he can’t resist...
In P. C. Cast's “Candy Cox and the Big Bad (Were) Wolf," Candice Cox may be Mysteria High’s sexiest teacher, but after five husbands, she’s burnt out on romance. Until a former student—a drool-worthy werewolf—makes her howl at the moon…
In Gena Showalter's “The Witches of Mysteria and the Dead Who Love Them," Genevieve Tawdry is a witch with a bad case of unrequited love for the owner of the local bar. But is his sudden change of heart the result of a love potion—or a literally breathtaking passion?
In Susan Grant's “Mortal in Mysteria,” Harmony Faithfull is the new minister in town. She’s having a crisis of faith—in herself—until she finds a buck-naked man in her garden, a former demon who unleashes the devil inside her...
From the Paperback edition.
A riotously hilarious and passion-filled adventure of historical romance in the Wild, Wild West...
The prim and prudish Katherine Simmons, a proper Boston schoolteacher, never expected to step foot in those godforsaken lands of the Wild, Wild West...let alone figuring out how to hide a dead body...
Katherine Simmons liked her life the way it was – predictable, boring, but safe. Innocent of the more earthly pleasures in the world, Katherine has never lost her head to passion and intends to keep it that way. That is, until this puritanical schoolteacher inherits a saloon – or what some might call a brothel – in the Wild West town of Silver Ridge. Refusing to step down from a challenge, Katherine leaves for Silver Ridge, with the plan of bringing some of Boston’s morality to the outlaw West.
But when the Mayor of Silver Ridge dies in the throes of passion right there in her saloon, Katherine tries to sneak his body out and is caught by Travis Ryland, a sexy outlaw. When the townspeople of Silver Ridge see them together, both Travis and Katherine are accused of murder and must work together to prove their innocence.
Travis Ryland expected a little trouble when he was hired by Silver Ridge to put an end to the payroll robberies at the mine. A little trouble, but mostly a simple job for a man with simple talents. What he didn’t expect was a beautiful schoolteacher from Boston to turn his life...and his heart into chaos.
Katherine may be innocent, but she’s willing to learn...and lucky for her, there’s a sexy outlaw more than happy to educate the schoolteacher...
When Daisy-Blu Saint-Pierre starts investigating the mysterious ghost wolf that's been menacing hunters in Tangle Lake, she encounters a juicier sort of discovery in sexy lone wolf Beck. Beck, with his rugged, raw energy and virility to burn…
A tragic accident has left Beckett Severo hungry for revenge. Now faery magick has turned him from a werewolf into something more powerful. The lovely Daisy is a great distraction. Time spent in her arms almost makes Beck forget the danger they're in. Almost.
Daisy and Beck must risk losing who they are to become what they are meant to be…together.
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THE VAMPIRE'S FALL
by Michele Hauf
When Blade Saint-Pierre encounters a beautiful stranger who's lost her memory, he has no choice but to defend her from demon attackers. To Zenia's knowledge, she's never had any interactions with angels or demons—at least not since a bus accident changed everything. As Zen and Blade's craving for one another deepens, they must contend with a jealous adversary who wants to claim Zen as his queen. And then Zen learns that by reclaiming her magical identity, she could very well lose the only thing that feels real to her now…
SIREN'S CALL (Dark Seas)
by New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy
Nick Coleman's best friend is murdered, and the grieving rancher knows he's the number one suspect. Public relations maven Adrienne Bailey is positive that Nick murdered her sister. When sleuthing suggests Nick isn't the culprit, it puts them both in the real killer's crosshairs.
Course of Action: Crossfire
by Debbie Herbert
Lily Borsage is the ultimate siren: gorgeous, aloof and irresistible to all the men in Bayou La Siryna. All of them, that is, until Nashoba Bowman comes back to town. But Nash has a dark history that puts any woman he loves in grave danger, and a heritage of power he isn't ready to accept. And Lily has a secret that no mortal man can ever know. When a mysterious enemy starts menacing Lily, they will both have to risk everything—and embrace their destinies—if they want to survive.
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.
For over a century, musician Nicolo Paganini had rested in peace. Until Summer Santiago's innocent touch raised him from the grave. Awake in a world suddenly so foreign, he needed Summer's help. Yet his protector was a vampire…with a deep desire for Nicolo's blood.
Despite the raving attraction between them, the pair had something more dangerous than bloodlust to contend with. The devil had a plan for Nicolo's eternal life. Should Nicolo play the cursed black violin, his fate would be sealed. But if he resisted Satan's call, he would lose the woman who had made his life worth living.