USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the popular Honor Bound series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Cimarron series, the Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.
Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel.
A rogue member of Team Bolt controlled by the Consortium has destroyed half the City of Angels. To save the metropolis he calls home, Reece Richards puts on the Bolt battle leathers once more and confronts the adversary he once called friend in a battle that tests much more than his superpowers—and exacts a price from his soul that might be unrecoverable.
When Reece returns home with his spirit drained, his soul exposed, and his powers out of control, Emma must see through the darkness to the man beneath the pain—and the love in which she still believes.
Desire guides Reece back to Emma, and their union helps him recharge the part of himself he thought died in the battle against evil. But what they share may not be powerful enough to stave off the clutches of the Consortium.
He may have won the battle, but the war for control over Reece takes a critical hit by a force determined to become a part of him forever.
Anika Jespers, a homesteader’s daughter on a Gaian colony, thinks she’s destined for a dull existence on her family’s farm. But when her father makes an impossible bargain with their neighbor, one of the alien Zhore, she faces a future different from anything she could have possibly imagined.
The familiar story of Beauty and the Beast takes on new life in this SF romance novella, with the Beauty a homesteader’s daughter and the Beast an alien on a faraway colony world. (The Gaian Consortium Series: Volume 2)
THE GAIA GAMBIT
Humans and Stacians have been sworn enemies for centuries, so Gaian Captain Lira Jannholm has no reason to trust Stacian starship commander Rast sen Drenthan when he proposes a bargain that will end a dangerous confrontation over a resource-rich planet. When Lira finds herself disgraced and discharged from duty through no fault of her own, she joins forces with Rast to discover the truth behind her reversal of fortune.
Running from ever-multiplying enemies in a ship stolen from one of the most powerful criminals in the sector, Rast and Lira discover they are pawns in a conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels of government and has put them in mortal danger. The secret they uncover could change the balance of power in the galaxy forever...not to mention destroy their own future together. (The Gaian Consortium Series: Volume 3)