Army Ranger Seth O’Rourke is more than just a man. Inside him lives a beast who knows he can trust no one but himself to survive, and that it is his duty to protect those weaker than himself. When a selfless act of heroism leaves him dependent upon others, his world crumbles around him. The only spark of light in a world of darkness and pain is the woman who foolishly refuses to give up on him.
Quinn Brennan is more than just a woman. She has a rare and special gift: she can heal through touch. She knows she can trust no one with her secret because many will misunderstand and fear her powers. Seth is the exception. She’s willing to risk everything for him, because the same ancient ancestry that provided her gift insists that he is the other half of her soul.
When a tragic mishap puts her in the hospital, Quinn is forced to return to the only place she’s ever felt accepted. Will her absence be the catalyst Seth needs to bring himself back into the light and save them both?
Avelyn McCrae is the somewhat darker alter ego of USA Today Bestselling Author Abbie Zanders. Like Abbie, she promises her readers two things: happily ever afters, always, and no cliffhangers, ever.
Born and raised in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, she has degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. She worked for more than twenty-five years as a software engineer, designing and writing financial applications, though she has also held second jobs as a deli clerk, pub waitress, restaurant baker, and secretary that she draws upon to give real-life dimension to her characters.
Abbie has been crafting stories since elementary school, though she has only recently decided to start sharing them with others. When she's not escaping into another world of her own creation, she's a busy wife and mother of three, including a set of identical twins. Besides being an avid reader and writer, she loves animals (especially big dogs), American muscle cars, and 80's hair bands.
Gemmaline is special. The daughter of a powerful white witch, Gemma has a rare, covetable gift that many immortals would go to great lengths to control.
No one knows her secret, and she intends to keep it that way. Gemma and Viktor’s love is the stuff of legends. She wants nothing more than for them to be married and spend the rest of their days together in their small, peaceful village.
When a dark mage/vampire appears and threatens those she loves, Gemma has no choice. She must make the ultimate sacrifice and leave her home – and her beloved – to save them.
Gemma is the center of Viktor’s world. Nothing is going to stop him from getting her back.
There is no price too high to pay, for Viktor believes their love is strong enough to overcome anything – even mortality.
Five hundred years later, that belief is put to the ultimate test.
But it may already be too late…
Maiden in Manhattan: When 15th century Scottish maiden Isobeille McKenna made that prayer, she never expected to find herself thrown into 21st century New York City, right in the path of a cross-town bus. Good thing EMT Nick Peterson just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Raising Hell in the Highlands: Aislinn McKenna is a survivor, but simply surviving isn’t always enough. When she made a Christmas wish, she never expected to wake up in the middle of a clan skirmish in the Scottish highlands, nor to fall for the braw Laird Lachlan Brodie.
Former SEAL Steve "Smoke" Tannen is finding the transition back to civilian life more of a challenge than he'd expected. Not only is he dealing with the aftereffects of a horrific ordeal overseas, he doesn’t know what normal is anymore. When his former team leader enlists his help in a project to help other vets, Steve doesn't hesitate to sign on with a new team.
Samantha Appelhoff dreams of owning her own coffee and bake shop, but a persistent stalker and dark rumors about her past aren't making things easy. When the sexy, chivalrous guy moves in next door, she plans to keep her distance, but that’s hard to do when he keeps showing up when least expected but always just when she needs him.
Are they just nice neighbors or could they be something more than friends? The attraction is instant and their connection is real, but is that enough to convince Steve and Sam they can have their own happy ending?