She was a pampered blue blood from a powerful southern family. He was the son of a seamstress from the mud flats south of Memphis. They were born to be enemies, but Mary Ellen Preble fell in love with Clayton Knight. On her sixteenth birthday, they consummated their passion in a night neither would ever forget. But their romantic idyll was short lived. Torn from each other by a man’s vicious lies, Clay left Tennessee and Mary Ellen married a man she didn’t love.
Now, as the Civil War rages, the suddenly single Tennessee belle is about to be reunited with the man she once adored because Longwood, Mary Ellen’s beloved ancestral mansion, has just been seized and turned into Union headquarters. And the man leading the attack is Captain Clayton Knight, who wants her back in his bed . . . but never in his heart.
Forbidden desire reaches dazzling new heights in this poignant and passionate tale of deception, war, and star-crossed love.
Laurette Howard, too, lost her innocence in the cruelest of ways—with news that the boy she loved had died in the war. After a loveless marriage, she contented herself with caring for the sick, knowing her own heart could not be healed.
Then Sutton Vane arrived in Mobile, shattering her composure, releasing the wanton, passionate woman that had been locked away. She surrendered totally to a passion so scandalous, it could only be destiny…. But was it a passion calculated to destroy her…or to deliver the sweet promise of a love that refused to die?
In the heat of ecstasy, Susanna forgot Mitch was her enemy—she surrendered her body and her heart. But her ruthless betrayal in the name of the South would cost Mitch everything—his command, his men and very nearly his life. She left a shattered, soulless man in her wake.
And now Susanna's dearest love, her dearest enemy, will show her that the sweet kiss of vengeance is a game he, too, can play….
When her fiancé is killed, Suzette Foxworth is left devastated, but not alone. It is Austin Brand, a rich and powerful rancher, who takes her as his wife and secures her future. Though their marriage is one of kindness and security, it lacks the passion Suzette yearns for.
It isn’t until Suzette is taken captive by the bandit Kaytano, long-time enemy of Austin, does she feel the spark of heat her longing heart had been missing. Before long, Suzette willingly becomes Kaytano’s prisoner of love, with no desire to ever be freed from the shackles of his embrace.
“Powerful story and sizzling sensuality have always made Nan Ryan’s romances special.” —RT Book Reviews
When the ambush of a gold shipment for the army ends with the death of a Union soldier, Cordell Rogers and his ex-Confederate raiding party flee to Mexico. Cordell brings his wife and daughter, Mollie, but scarlet fever leaves him a widower, and young Mollie must grow up among his ragtag band of bandits. On her eighteenth birthday, Mollie makes a decision. She leaps on her horse, straps on a pistol, and prepares to become an outlaw. As Mollie begins her career as a renegade, the son of the soldier killed in the long-ago raid searches Mexico for justice. His fevered quest could destroy Cordell’s band of outlaws, but only if he can resist the charms of the sultry young woman who rides like a man.
One minute, Natalie Vallance is safely ensconced in the stagecoach taking her from Santa Fe to her ranch in the Rockies. The next, a shot rings out, and the coach is surrounded by marauding Apaches. Facing certain death, Natalie is stunned when a blue-eyed stranger comes to her rescue. She ends up sharing a night of forbidden passion with him.
When the virile drifter, Kane Covington, reappears at her ranch, Cloudcastle, Natalie wonders what he is after and who he really is—an outlaw, a swindler, or a charming rogue? Natalie has reason to be suspicious, for she is the protector of sacred Indian ground and the guardian of a treasure in buried gold that unscrupulous men will kill to claim . . .
In the unforgiving heat of the Deep South, the cotton barons of Mississippi have created an idyllic playground for their wives and daughters—a playground that Kathleen Beauregard is dying to escape. Trapped in her father’s mansion, she spends her days dreaming of being rescued by a handsome Southern gentleman. Unbeknownst to her, there is a striking young man who has long worshipped her from afar. But though he may be charming, Dawson Blakely is far from a prince. Kathleen meets the well-traveled gambler at one of her father’s interminable parties. Blakely has rough manners and a hot temper; and though she knows he is wrong for her, Kathleen cannot resist him. When these two star-crossed Southerners connect, Dixie will burn before it keeps them apart.
When Princess Marlena’s father, the benevolent ruler of the tiny kingdom of Hartz-Coburg, dies, he leaves behind nothing but a famous name and a mountain of debt. To fill her beloved nation’s empty coffers, Marlena has two choices: marry or beg. Although she’s considered one of Europe’s great beauties, Marlena has a fiery temper and frightens off all but the most repulsive of the international nobility. Too proud to surrender to a man she does not love, Marlena goes to America to raise the money, arriving just in time to see the stock market crash of 1880. Penniless and desperate, the princess decides to find investors among the gold-rush millionaires of the American West. Instead she finds misery, danger, and a handsome stranger with a temper rough enough to match her own. To make it home, Europe’s toughest princess will have to find her inner cowgirl.
As the mighty ocean liner sank to its watery grave, two strangers bold savored their final moments by making passionate love. Matching the raging hurricane outside with her own white-hot abandon, Countess Madeleine Cavendish willingly surrendered herself to the devilishly handsome Creole rogue—never dreaming of a fate worse than death. Never dreaming she'd survive.
Except in his arms
Now, amidst the glitter of New Orleans society, reunited with her oh-so-proper fiancé, Madeleine tried to forget the lover who awoke her to temptation. But trying to forget a man like Armand de Chevalier is impossible. Especially since he, too, survived and is seizing every opportunity to remind her of their shared desire.
But as a treacherous web of deceit closes around her, Madeleine must turn to the one man she swore never to acknowledge again, daring to surrender to a passion that could shatter her world—or bring her its sweetest bliss…
Tempted by the idea of living a life she could only imagine, Claire Orwell decides to impersonate the flamboyant Duchess of Beaumont when she's mistaken for the merry widow. Of course, there's only one way for the innocent young woman to be convincing—she'll need to seduce the most sought-after man in Saratoga Springs…by playing hard to get.
Wealthy, eligible and wildly attractive, Hank Cassidy has never found himself so mesmerized by a woman. After one look, he knows he must make her his. But the duchess is not an easy conquest, and he soon finds himself caught in a seductive game of cat and mouse. Until passion gives way to true love—and they discover there's far more to lose than either had bargained for…
Ellen Cornelius knows exactly what Mister Corey is: an unscrupulous swindler…a man without morals who will fleece her foolish old aunt out of her fortune. But as the group travels west in search of the fountain of youth, Ellen is both repelled and beguiled by his dark, compelling sexuality. Her only protection is to hide behind her prim, patronizing manner and her acid tongue.
Steve Corey tests Ellen's fragile poise saying things to her that no gentleman would say to a lady. He enjoys infuriating her, takes great pleasure in shocking her. He's become the dark seducer of her dreams, delivering a thunderstorm of ecstasy to a lonely, unsophisticated woman who's been hurt and disappointed too many times before.
But he'd never dreamed that his seduction of Ellen would lure his own heart into uncharted territory as well….
The Indian stood naked in the sunlight.
To the world, he is the half-breed Luiz Quintano. But to Amy Sullivan, he is Tonatiuh, the magnificent son of a Spanish grandee and an Aztec princess—and she has worshipped him since girlhood. After five years at a New Orleans finishing school, Amy is finally coming home to her family’s sprawling Texas ranch—and the man she loves. Until a night of passionate reunion erupts in shattering violence, forcing them to part as bitter enemies.
Tonatiuh has waited a decade to take his revenge on the family who almost succeeded in destroying him. His triumphant return as the feared military commander El Capitán is only the first step in his plan. But after he makes Amy his captive, he once again falls prey to her sensual charms. As passion reignites, Tonatiuh is consumed by the need to reclaim the woman who betrayed him, the woman he will hate—and love—for the rest of his life.
Proud but with a heavy heart, Shanaco fulfills his grandfather's dying wish by leading the last of their Comanche tribe to the safety of the reservation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He vows to stay only long enough to ensure the fair treatment of his people. Until…he sees a beautiful, flame-haired woman who instantly touches his heart.
Defiant and headstrong, Maggie Bankhead has left the security of her Virginia home for the adventure of the Western frontier. Teaching English on the reservation proves more rewarding than anything she's ever done and she vows to stay at Fort Sill forever. UntiL.she meets the handsome, bronze-skinned warrior with the striking silver eyes that look right into her lonely soul.
Brought together in a dangerous land where there are no rules, Shanaco and Maggie will discover a love powerful enough to forge a destiny of their own…
In Outlaw’s Kiss, a young woman joins a gang of rough-riding outlaws. As she begins her career as a renegade, the son of a soldier killed in a long-ago raid searches Mexico for justice. His fevered quest could destroy Cordell’s band of outlaws, but only if he can resist the charms of the sultry young woman who rides like a man.
In Written in the Stars, the beautiful star of a Wild West show sets off with the traveling spectacle’s most recent addition: a captured man, raised by the Shoshoni. Together, they embark on a passionate adventure that will change both of their lives forever.
And in The Princess Goes West, the heiress of a bankrupt kingdom travels to the New World in search of a fortune. The princess decides to find investors among the gold-rush millionaires of the American West. Instead she finds misery, danger, and a handsome stranger with a temper rough enough to match her own. To make it home, Europe’s toughest princess will have to find her inner cowgirl.
Kate Quinn arrives in Fortune, California, with little but a deed to a run-down Victorian mansion and a claim to an abandoned gold mine. But a beautiful woman on her own in a town of lonely, lusty miners also brings trouble.
Sheriff Travis McLoud has enough to handle in Fortune, where fast fists and faster guns keep the peace, without the stubbornly independent Miss Kate to look after. But when a dapper, sweet-talking stranger shows a suspicious interest in Kate, Travis feels it's his duty to protect her.
With her days spent searching for the glimmer of gold, Kate has no interest in the sheriff and his unnecessary warnings. But she can't prevent him from invading her dreams and showing her that a rough-around-the-edges lawman just might have more to offer than a well-heeled gentleman—including a heart of gold.
Marietta Stone had big dreams—to sing opera, to be famous, to see the world. And if her rich gentleman benefactor was a tad overprotective, well, it was a small price to pay. She had a glorious future ahead.
But it did not include being kidnapped by Cole Heflin, who seemed to be the only man on earth she couldn't wrap around her delicate finger. He was a ruthless, conniving scoundrel who'd literally been unstrung from the gallows and paid to bring her back to the one place she'd vowed never to set foot again—home.
Cole had never met a woman he didn't like, nor one he wasn't happy to love. Until now. Sure, Marietta was a little wildcat who drove him crazy with desire, but he wouldn't give her the satisfaction of knowing it. They had a lot of miles to cross on the way back to Texas, with her benefactor's hired gunmen on their trail and a dangerous frontier ahead. But the trip home was not nearly as dangerous as the temptation naughty Marietta inspired….
Shreveport. 1865. Elizabeth Montbleau is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. But the Natchez-belle-turned-Rebel won’t be facing the firing squad alone. Another prisoner—a convicted Yankee spy—has been condemned along with her. Knowing that this will be her last night on earth, Elizabeth gives in to the desire the sensual stranger awakens in her.
The next morning, fate steps in, and both their lives are spared. But they’re destined to meet again . . .
West Quarternight has never forgotten the red-haired beauty and the fleeting night of passion they shared. The last place he expects to find her is on a treacherous journey across the merciless desert. Now, as Elizabeth’s guide, he will lead her on a quest for her missing husband . . . and an elusive, legendary treasure. No longer a memory, Elizabeth is now a prize that West intends to win, even though he swears he will never love her.
In 1847, a dying general entrusts to his friend the final instructions for his heir, never imagining the treachery that will last for generations . . . The magnificent Southern California cattle ranch Lindo Vista is Sabella’s past—and her future. Now, as the lone survivor of a family that was cheated out of its rightful land, she will stop at nothing to regain what belongs to her.
Burton J. Burnett, cattle baron and sole heir to the sprawling Lindo Vista, first spies the stunning blond stranger at a party celebrating his engagement to another woman. Passionately obsessed with the elusive beauty, he vows to make Sabella his, unaware that she is orchestrating her long-awaited revenge . . .
A story of seduction, love, betrayal, and a decades-old lie that is about to come full circle, Because You’re Mine is Nan Ryan at her enthralling, steamy best.
As she breaks her back to plow her barren fields, Karen Courtney cannot help but glance at the road towards Mobile, hoping to see her beloved husband riding home. He has been gone for four years, and though she knows he must be dead, her broken heart refuses to give up hope. Finally, a man arrives, but not the sort for which she was looking. He is not Southern; he is not a gentleman. But Kurt Northway may prove to be just the man for whom she was waiting. A Yankee captain whose Southern wife died during the war, he has come to Alabama to retrieve his son. Friendless, broke, and far from the Mason-Dixon Line, he begs Karen for work for the sake of the boy, and she takes pity on the child. At Karen’s shattered farm, love will take root—if her Confederate heart is not too proud to let it flourish.
The thought of another summer in Europe is torture to a brash young American like Temple Longworth. In turn-of-the-century society, she flits from party to party, until every soirée blends together, and every man she meets is just another dour old bore begging for her hand. As yet another young Englishman grovels for her affection, she realizes she does not want marriage—she wants adventure. And so, without a chaperone, and without a man, Temple sets out on the journey of a lifetime. She makes her way to Arabia, where she sees sights she never could have imagined. And when she’s kidnapped and finds herself in the oasis palace of the mysterious sheik El Siif, she finds that love and desire go hand-in-hand, and that passion’s flower grows even in the desert.
Though one of the most experienced political operatives in Washington, senator’s aide Diane Buchanan is a cowgirl at heart. Raised by a showman to rope, ride, and shoot, she returns home when she learns her family’s western show is in danger of folding. With her skills as a trick rider, Colonel Buck Buchanan’s Wild West Show finds new life. But it isn’t until the “Redman of the Rockies” arrives that the profits begin to roll in. The captured man was raised by the Shoshoni, doesn’t understand English, and refuses the trappings of western civilization. But Diane sees past his rough edges, recognizing the so-called “Redman” as a sensitive soul who has been unfairly imprisoned. Hoping to learn the captive’s secrets, she sets him free—embarking a passionate adventure that will change both of their lives forever.
Her whole life, Angie Webster has been raised to heed her father. Since her mother died—a fallen woman, and a disgrace to the family name—Jeremiah has kept Angie away from friends, from society, and, most of all, from boys. But as Jeremiah nears death, he realizes it is time for her to settle down. He chooses Barrett McClain, a wealthy rancher whose isolated mansion might provide Angie with a haven from the temptations of the world. But for this frightened young bride, temptation is just the beginning. Although her new husband seems to be a kindly old widower, his smile hides inconceivable viciousness. And then there is his son, Pecos, who appears to hate his father’s new bride, but secretly lusts for her. Alone on the ranch, Angie will learn that to become a woman, she must learn to fight like a man.
Raised on a houseboat, Nevada Hamilton has spent her whole life on the river. At night she sings for her father and his friends, and when they go to bed, she gazes across the water at the paddleboat gambling palaces, dreaming of the day when she can take her place on one of their stages. When her father is killed in a bar fight, Nevada must pursue her dream. She puts on her make-up, dons her finest dress, and walks into the greatest adventure a young girl could ever imagine. Her first night on the job, she meets world-class gambler Johnny Roulette, who quickly falls for the delicate, innocent Nevada. Depending on how the dice fall, she could win Johnny’s heart forever—or she could break her own heart in two.
Anna Regent Wright, the long-lost Regent heiress, has finally returned. With no memories of her life before being captured by the Apaches, she is suddenly given a name and a past, and thrust into a new world that holds a future beyond her wildest dreams.
Brit Caruth is positive that Anna is an imposter, and he’s determined to prove it before Anna inherits the fortune that is supposed to be his. But his attraction to the beautiful stranger is undeniable, and as love blooms, resentment fades.
But when the truth finally does out, whose future will it put in jeopardy?
C.C. McCarthy had a gift. His beautiful singing voice captivated the women who heard it, including Valentina Trent, owner of Bluebonnet Records. But when C.C. turned down Valentina’s offer of a contract—and herself—he had no idea that he’d ignited a feud that would outlive both his career and his life.
Years later, Laura McCarthy has just lost her beloved father, C.C., to drugs. Devastated by his death, she finds herself on a wayward path that steals her innocence and shatters her illusions. But with steadfast determination and her father’s memory to give her strength, Laura vows to overcome the shadows of C.C.’s mistakes and restore his legend, against all odds.
Kay Clark and Sullivan Ward were once the hottest radio duo in the city. But when Kay left Denver—and Sullivan—to continue her career in Los Angeles, their romance wilted before it ever had its chance to fully bloom.
Now, five years later, Kay is back and though she’s changed, her feelings for Sullivan haven’t. As they take the air together once again, an old flame sparks anew and blazes hotter than ever—on and off the air.
Lucy Hart sets out on an adventure. On the verge of spinsterhood, she is determined to venture out of her world of comfort and responsibility, and to make lasting memories in the fading glory of Atlantic City.
Blackie LaDuke has had enough adventure. In Atlantic City, looking to escape New York City—and matrimonial—heat, he is instantly intrigued by the prim Lucy.
Soon, an unlikely friendship blossoms and before long, Blackie finds himself wanting to be the man worthy of Lucy’s affection. Hoping to leave their old lives behind, can Lucy and Blackie start a new one together?
Written by USA Today Bestselling Author Cassie Alexandra
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The story of Adriana and Trevor continues. Will she have the courage to fight for her man and will Trevor make the right decisions, involving the women in his life? (HEA)
The war between the Devil's Rangers and the Gold Vipers comes to a climax.
**This contemporary romance book is intended for readers 18 years old or older due to the explicit language, sexual situations, and violence that may be upsetting to some readers.
Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.
It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.
I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.
I can, however, change her.
My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.
***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora & Julian’s POV.***
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering.
Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t...
As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated.
Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…
Jamie Connors has decided a job is more important than a boyfriend. She's landed an awesome position working as billionaire Alex Reid's personal PA. It is not meant to be a job with benefits and yet she finds herself in Alex' bed. Despite being smart, pretty, and slightly overweight, she doesn't believe she's attractive enough for a man like Alex.
Trying to manage work and put as much time into her sister's wedding, Jamie finds herself trying to please everyone. Her sister's wedding is at the foreground of the family's attention. Jamie would be fine if her sister wasn't so bossy, if her mother would stop nagging and her awful ex-boyfriend wasn't about to become her brother-in-law.
Jamie has to learn to love herself again, speak up for herself and have the confidence to go after what she wants. She also needs to prove to Alex that she's perfect for her job and for his bed.
** The Boss Too is book 2 in the Managing the Bosses series. **
For mature audiences only. There are adult situations, but this is a love story, NOT erotica.
The ride of her life . . .
Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy---until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.
Climb on and hold tight . . .
In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he's the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa's acting, it's clear she's falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa---or ride away forever . . .
Emily Rose Dougherty had only fallen in love once, in high school with a boy her parents didn’t approve of. Emily saw through the tough-guy façade, his leather jacket and motorcycle. She gave her heart to him. An accident on Luke’s motorcycle brought things to a screeching halt when her parents forbade her to see him again.
Neither forgot about the other.
Fast forward ten years…
Luke Wade built a good life as the owner of a motorcycle repair shop and the road captain of Hades’ Spawn Motor Cycle Club. When he reconnects with his high school love, Emily, things seem to be falling into place.
When dirty dealings within Hades’ Spawn, problems created by Emily’s ex-boyfriend and secrets from Luke’s past threaten to blow Luke’s life and his relationship with Emily apart, it suddenly feels like everything spiralling out of control.
Can Luke and Emily find a way to conquer the obstacles to their love or will they be to each other, “the one that got away?”
This is book 2 of the Hades' Spawn Motorcycle Club Series.
* Intended for mature audiences only *
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Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life's irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad's untimely and unexplained demise.
That's where Vic Barinov comes in--or his house does. Vic can't step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he'll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge. . .
Jordan Steele (The Judge) has been hired as a bodyguard for Jessica Winters, Slammer's new step-daughter. Security is usually not his thing, but he finds himself unable to refuse the offer after meeting her in person.
Jessica Winters wants nothing to do with The Judge or any other biker, for that matter, especially after being raped by one of the Devil's Rangers, three years before. When she learns that her life is in imminent danger, however, she reluctantly agrees and finds herself in the care of a man who makes her tremble in more ways than one.
**This book is intended for readers 18 years old or older due to the explicit language, sexual situations, and violence that may be upsetting to some readers. This is a work of fiction and is not meant to be a true depiction of a motorcycle club. It was written for entertainment only.
Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder races.
As the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul...
Working two jobs to support her infant daughter is harder than anything Penny Richards has ever done, but it sure beats living under the rules of her stepfather, a television preacher who demands a picture-perfect family. And if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own, she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny.
Most of the women in Travis’s circle wear tight clothes, high heels, and tons of makeup—not pearls or plaid headbands. But once he works past Penny’s inhibitions, Travis discovers a kindred spirit who longs to trust someone with her body, and her secrets. Still, Travis can’t help but wonder if this rich girl is just slumming it before she returns to her privileged life. Now it’s up to Penny to prove that she wants her hard-edged, hard-loving fighter just the way he is.
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“Holy hot MMA fighter, I wanted more. Five stars all the way!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Toni Aleo
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“Halston’s new series opener creates an organic and sensual dynamic between Jack and Chrissy that makes an easy buy-in for readers.”—Library Journal (starred review), on Against the Cage
“Sidney Halston has another knockout with her latest release in the Worth the Fight series. Full Contact is a heavyweight contender in the world of MMA romances.”—Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews
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Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Emily Dougherty and Luke Wade were in love in high school, but circumstances conspired to keep them apart. Ten years later they meet again and find their connection is just as strong and more searingly hot than ever.
Events take a dangerous turn when Luke’s uncle, Mexican drug lord Raymondo Icherra shows up and stirs up trouble.
Emily’s pregancy turns high risk with her fainting and having continuous high blood pressure. While Luke deals with a problem with his MC club Hades Spawn, Emily is kidnapped by persons unknown.
As Luke searches frantically for Emily he learns the truth about his past and his parent’s murder.
*This is book 4 in the Hades' Spawn Series*
One You Can't Forget
One That Got Away
One That Came Back
One You Never Leave
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She fears him from the first moment she sees him.
Yulia Tzakova is no stranger to dangerous men. She grew up with them. She survived them. But when she meets Lucas Kent, she knows the hard ex-soldier may be the most dangerous of them all.
One night—that’s all it should be. A chance to make up for a failed assignment and get information on Kent’s arms dealer boss. When his plane goes down, it should be the end.
Instead, it's just the beginning.
He wants her from the first moment he sees her.
Lucas Kent has always liked leggy blondes, and Yulia Tzakova is as beautiful as they come. The Russian interpreter might’ve tried to seduce his boss, but she ends up in Lucas’s bed—and he has every intention of seeing her there again.
Then his plane goes down, and he learns the truth.
She betrayed him.
Now she will pay.
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A TOUCH IGNITES. A FIRE BURNS. AND THE HEAT HAS JUST BEGUN.
Deep in the cool green mountains of the Adirondacks, wounded firefighter Connor MacKenzie has come to rebuild the 100-year-old MacKenzie family cabin—and to be alone. A horrific blaze has left him scarred inside and out and certain of two things: He’ll get back on his Hot Shot crew no matter what it takes, and any woman who ventures too close will not stay long.
Ginger Sinclair has been burned by a different kind of fire. Having just escaped from a bad marriage, she’s retreated to the safety of the lakeside vacation town in upstate New York to start a new life. She’s done with men, with relationships, with the danger of desires that can rage out of control—until she unexpectedly encounters Connor MacKenzie. As a hot summer on the lake grows ever hotter, they find themselves sharing a cabin and a romance that will swiftly engulf them both.
From the Paperback edition.
I'm alone, tied up, bleeding and terrified.
I'm a prisoner at the Atlas motorcycle club compound. Someone kidnapped me, and it looks like it's Chase.
No one knows I'm here. Then again, I'm no one, right? No mother, no stepfather, and my sister may have been kidnapped, too.
They can make me disappear. Or worse. It turns out there are worse things than disappearing.
I thought Chase was my only hope. Now he turns out to be my worst nightmare.
Something flickers in his eyes, though. A glimmer of love. If I can get him alone, maybe I can convince him to let me go. To let me live.
To let me go back to a time when I thought he was a good guy. Only Chase has the power to make that happen.
Everything I am is in his hands right now.
And those hands are about to touch me.
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Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1)
Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2)
Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3)
Return (Coming Home #1)
Revenge (Coming Home #2)
Reunion (Coming Home #3)
A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1)
A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)
A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)
A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1)
A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2)
A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)
He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance.
Now he's back, but he’s no longer after my secrets.
The man who stars in my nightmares wants me.
Driven by prophecy, the Dark Protectors are male vampires, fearless and born to mate with human females--for eternity. Talen Kayrs is on a mission, and once Cara Paulsen takes him as her mate, nothing can stop the force of his desire… Vampire king Dage Kayrs knows that when he encounters the brilliant geneticist Emma Paulsen, the power of their coming together will never be decoded… When bodyguard Max Petrovsky is sent to rescue Sarah Pringle from the evil Kurjans chasing her, he’s willing to go far beyond the call of duty… It’s taken over a century for ultimate soldier Connor Kayrs to consummate his union with the powerful witch Moira Dunne, but the time has come…
Ready or not, the Dark Protectors are turning up the heat!
“If you want hot, sexy, dangerous romance…this series is for you.” --Paranormal Haven
“Hot and fast from beginning to end.”--Kate Douglas on Fated
“Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast.”--Publishers Weekly on Claimed
No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life--considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.
But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind--ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see.
Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace's mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!
“If you enjoy outrageous scenarios, witty banter, and hilariously over-the-top characters, look no further than Shelly Laurenston’s Call of Crows series.”—SmexyBooks, Best Books of the Year
Brenna was an ass-kicking, name-taking witch—before the poison that's killing her sapped her powers too. She knows there's more to Jase than a handsome face and an ugly history. But there's no time to find out what. Taking him as her mate might save her life. But once she unleashes the force of his desire, there will be no turning back. . .
Ready or not, here they come. . .
"Hot and fast from beginning to end." —Kate Douglas on Fated
Victor Monroe left behind a brutal past when he decided to become an FBI Agent. He knows that other agents think he’s too cold, that he has ice in his veins, but he doesn’t care what folks say about him. He gets the job done–always. No matter the cost.
Then he’s blackmailed into guarding…her.
Zoe Peters, ex-showgirl, daughter of a mob boss and drug dealer, a witness who wants to vanish. Zoe is wild, beautiful, and on far too many hit lists. It’s now Victor’s job to keep her safe–a job that Zoe makes damn difficult. But keeping her alive is his mission. It’s supposed to be strictly professional between them. Just another case. Only…
He never counted on falling for her.
Zoe is not the woman he expected. She isn’t cold or hard. She lights up the room when she walks into it, and despite the hell surrounding her, Zoe is good. Probably too good for Victor because Zoe doesn’t know about the secret deal that Victor worked out with her father. Zoe doesn’t know that Victor intended to use her for information and then turn her over to waiting operatives.
Desire wasn’t supposed to enter the equation. The white-hot lust he feels for Zoe should have never threatened Victor’s legendary self-control. But she’s under his skin…melting his ice…getting to him… Soon Victor doesn’t care about the law or about the lines he has to cross for Zoe. She is his priority. Victor will not rest until every threat to her has been eliminated. And then…
Zoe will be his.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO PROTECT.
Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can't get the smooth-talking shifter out of her head. Now he's shadowing her in New York--all seven-plus feet of him--determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbors are other bears almost as crazy as he is. . .
Let sleeping dogs lie. Bo knows it's good advice, but he can't leave Blayne be. Blame it on her sweet sexiness--or his hunch that there's more to this little wolfdog than meets the eye. Blayne has depths he hasn't yet begun to fathom--much as he'd like to. She may insist Bo's nothing but a pain in her delectable behind, but polar bears have patience in spades. Soon she'll realize how good they can be together. And when she does, animal instinct tells him it'll be worth the wait. . .
"Non-stop laughter, snark, and witty banter." –SmexyBooks
Praise for the novels of Shelly Laurenston
"Delicious, sexy and wicked fun!" --New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Bear Meets Girl
Saved by the Dragon
Chloe Ellis' decision to celebrate the end of a turbulent relationship sends her off for a weekend of hiking and bonding with Mother Nature. When a rainstorm strikes during a spontaneous mountain climb, she has no choice but to seek shelter - and become hopelessly lost within a dank and dismal cave system. There's one more problem: her golden-eyed, incredibly sexy rescuer isn't the average hiker. He's also a dragon.
Mated by the Dragon
Chloe's life takes another dramatic turn that brings her and her dragon to her home in Houston, Texas. From there, her future with Saul becomes dicey as shadowy forces in the draconic world object to their new union.
Taming the Dragon
When Marceline Vargas agrees to join her friend Chloe for an island vacation in Mexico, she's ready for fun in the sun and an escape from her hectic career. After crossing paths with the resort's owner, she discovers the billionaire dragon shifter is a charismatic enigma -- sexist but kind-hearted, intimidating and generous. Can his chauvinistic patterns be tamed? Marcy intends to find out.
KEYWORDS: Dragons, Dragon-shifters, shapeshifters, alphas, billionaires, alpha billionaire, weredragon, strong female character
Bounty hunter Audrey Stroop returns from her trip to find that disaster has struck the family business… and it’s her fault.
She can’t focus on fixing the mess, not with the vindictive Henry Heigh back on the streets. Corbin has a way to solve the problem and he’s itching to return to his assassin ways.
Audrey’s relationship with the gorgeous billionaire is stronger than ever, but if she can’t stop Corbin from killing, she’ll lose him forever.
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And now he has the mission of a lifetime: the three year old daughter of two A-list celebrities has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. The twist? The mercenary and Russian mafioso who snatched the sweet, innocent little girl is a vicious, evil, sadistic thug with a grudge against Nick.
And the fallout from this mission will be jet fuel on the flames of that grudge, pulling everyone around Nick into the vortex of violence and vengeance. Good thing we have the seven deadliest and most badass men on the planet on our team…
And oh yeah, there’s little ol’ me:
Layla Campari, mercenary-in-training.
Lush, exclusive Spyder Island is home to many of the world's billionaires. Years ago, Gretchen Spyder, daughter of the island's namesake, gave her twin babies up for legal adoption. Now Gretchen and her father are trying to get them back. The twins' adoptive parents are a loving but poor couple, completely outgunned by the Spyders' wealth. Their only hope lies with Myra Rutledge and her formidable Sisterhood, who are as ready as ever to fight the good fight. But nestled among the lavish mansions and immaculate landscaping of Spyder Island is a sinister enemy. And in a case that's far more twisted than it first appeared, the ingenuity, courage, and friendship of the Sisterhood will be tested as never before.
Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . .
"Readers will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands." --Booklist on Weekend Warriors
"Delectable. . .Revenge that's creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style." --Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
Detailed Summaries: (***Read at your own risk: contains spoilers!!!***)
Trapped by a Dangerous Man—Despite growing up a bounty hunter, being taken seriously is a constant struggle for 24-year-old Audrey Stroop. When she stumbles across information on Corbin Lagos, she recognizes the chance of a lifetime.
One blizzard and a car accident later, she wakes up in gorgeous Corbin’s bed. She doesn’t know how he’ll react if he discovers that the woman he rescued intends to haul him in. She also can’t fight her attraction to him.
He’s nothing like the men she typically seduces and discards. He’s dominant. He’s dangerous. And he’s going to explode her life into a million tiny pieces.
Wanted by a Dangerous Man—Bounty hunter Audrey knows that Corbin Lagos isn’t her soul mate. He may have saved her life, but he’s a coldblooded killer, wanted for crimes that he neither excuses nor denies. Yet every time she crawls out of his bed, the line separating legal and illegal seems to have moved.
As a rival bounty hunter closes in on Corbin, Audrey must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her secret lover, and an unexpected confession reveals that Corbin’s far more dangerous than she’d ever realized.
Saved by a Dangerous Man—As Audrey struggles to keep Corbin’s identity secret, the rest of her life spins out of control. Rival bounty hunter Henry suspects she’s playing him for information, changes at work leave her stunned, and her father crosses her one time too many.
Audrey doesn’t approve of what Corbin is, but he proves that he’s been paying close attention to what she needs. When an unexpected situation explodes, Corbin can reassure her, but only the other Corbin, the one with secrets and a dark past, can save her.
Tempted by a Dangerous Man—As Audrey struggles with her role in a recent tragedy, Corbin answers questions that have long haunted her. She is unsettled to learn what happened to the other Audrey and how Corbin became a killer.
Meanwhile, events at home take an unexpected turn, leading Audrey to reevaluate her feelings for her estranged father, and bounty hunter Henry’s obsessions push Audrey and Corbin into a series of impossible positions.
Seduced by a Dangerous Man—When Corbin doesn’t return from his latest assignment, Audrey blames and punishes herself, convinced she pushed him away. Fed up with the lack of control in her life, she and her twin brother devise a risky plan to get rid of the manipulative Henry once and for all.
But Corbin’s return changes everything, and Audrey must decide if she can accept the things Corbin has done to buy their happiness.
Keywords: BDSM, bounty hunter, romantic suspense, mystery, steamy, dominant man, submission, billionaire, rich alpha male, mysterious hero, erotic thriller, box set, special edition, first book free, first book freebie!
Animal magnetism has a whole new meaning. . .
Some things are so worth waiting for. Like the moment when Jessica Ward "accidentally" bumps into heartthrob Bobby Ray Smith and shows him just how far she's come since high school. Back then, Jess turned to jelly any time Smitty got near her. Some things haven't changed. Except now Jess is a success on her own terms. And she can enjoy a romp--or twenty--with a big, bad wolf and walk away. Easy.
The sexy, polished CEO who hires Smitty's security firm might be a million miles from the lovable geek he knew, but her kiss, her touch, is every bit as hot as he imagined. Jess was never the kind to ask for help, and she doesn't want it now--but someone is targeting her Pack. And Smitty's not going to turn tail and run. Not before proving that their sheet-scorching animal lust is only the start of something even wilder. . .
Praise for Shelly Laurenston's novels
"Bear Meets Girl is hilarious, sexy fun." --Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Fast-paced action and smoking hot love scenes." --RT Book Reviews TOP PICK on Wolf with Benefits
The love of her life Cody sees their lives deteriorating as he struggles to save her from secrets that, like poison, have festered. When the truth comes to light, there will be hell to pay, and he knows only that he has to be there when it does.
In a maze of lies and deceit, the path to a safe haven is shrouded, how close they are to the door is impossible to see from any distance. Survival may depend on newly awakened powers Tessa isn't sure she possesses and, if she does, can even control.
PROTECTED BY A DANGEROUS MAN (#10) is a steamy romantic suspense of 67,000 words. This is the fifth and final book in Season Two. There are no cliffhangers! **This novel is over twice the length of the first book.**
Bounty hunter Audrey is close to solving her first big private investigation case, no thanks to her lying clients. But their omissions pale in comparison to what mysterious billionaire Corbin Lagos has been guarding under lock and key in his office.
Audrey doesn’t have time to confront Corbin, not when he’s determined to eliminate Henry Heigh once and for all. Keeping Corbin’s protective instincts in check is a game she can’t win, and the extremes he’ll go to will change their lives forever.
This steamy novel contains BDSM elements of dominance and submission. Keywords: romantic suspense, billionaire, bdsm, bounty hunter, assassin, sleuth, mystery, thriller, private investigator, espionage, bdsm, dominant man, alpha male, strong submissive female, international, first book is freebie, first book is free!
Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.
Philip Murphy has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except her.
Ella met him in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved her and then disappeared from her life.
Now she pretends she never knew that kind of darkness. Midterms and campus parties, that’s her focus, and she applies herself with the hope they can wipe the slate clean.
Then Philip turns up outside her dorm room—wounded and barely conscious. He's the head of a criminal empire, a powerful man, but he needs her now. There are traitors in his midst.
She can help him, but she can't fall for him.
DEEP is a 75,000 word novel of seductive and dangerous romance. It can be read as a STANDALONE and ends with a happily ever after.
Corbin Lagos is everything Audrey ever wanted, but the billionaire ex-assassin who stole her heart is hiding something. Something big.
And he’s becoming more secretive by the day.
She doesn’t have time to tend to her relationship, not when the family bounty hunting business is failing and the clock is ticking on the most important investigation of her career.
This time she can’t do it alone. Corbin is the only one who can help, but his methods lead to changes she’s not prepared for.
Contains BDSM elements. Keywords: billionaire, bdsm, romantic suspense, steamy romance, assassin, bounty hunter, first book free, first book freebie!
Emily Dougherty and Luke Wade were in love in high school, but circumstances conspired to keep them apart. Ten years later they meet again and find their connection is just as strong and more searingly hot than ever.
Except Luke and his motorcycle club, Hades' Spawn, are hip deep in problems between the vicious Rojos one percenter motorcycle club and their associated street gang, the Hombres. When Luke’s employee and best friend, Gibs, is slain in a brutal shootout, dark secrets from Luke’s past claim him. He finds he has to make a deal with the devil just to keep Emily and his club safe. However, to keep Emily out of danger he must also to turn his back on her.
Emily has lost her car, her job, and had to seek an order of protection against her ex, Evan Waters. In the face of her family’s disapproval she's determined not to lose Luke too. But will Luke’s heartless rejection drive her away? Or will she keep the faith and hope Luke finds his way back to her before her own secret causes her to do the unthinkable?
Can Luke and Emily survive the hopeless tangle of club and gang politics, and the fierce reach of the law to find their way back to each other?
** This is book 3 of the Hades' Spawn Motorcycle Club series **
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