Off the Edge

The Associates

Book 2
Carolyn Crane
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Seducing women to steal their secrets? No problem. Until he tries it with her.

Mac’s a spy—one of the best—a hot blond Viking with bad intentions. The singer in the Bangkok nightclub should be easy to handle: take her recordings while she’s recovering from the best sex of her life. Except she stirs feelings he thought he’d buried years ago.

Laney fled to Bangkok—new life, new identity, new everything. She keeps mostly to herself until the night she meets arrogant, gorgeous Professor Peter Maxwell. He shatters her defenses—along with her pride when she discover he only seduced her to steal some secrets.

 Just hours later, she finds him shirtless and sweaty, chained up in the hotel basement. He’s some sort of undercover agent. She should probably leave him there after what he did to her, maybe even kick him for good measure. But her pscyho ex is on his way back—she can feel it in her bones—and she could use a dangerous friend.

“Addictive and loads of fun to read…one of the very best romantic suspense novels I read this year.”  ~Dabney, The Passionate Reader

“Do yourself a favor and pick up this Carolyn Crane book.  It is  unique and stimulating and one of my favorites for this year.” ~Sunny, Love Affair with an Ereader

"Full of action and sparkling chemistry between Laney and Peter, this book is so much fun to read." ~USA Today  

“Wow...this book was most definitely a keep-you-at-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of novel. I went to bed when I was around the 60-65% novel, then woke up wide awake at 2:00 AM thinking about the book. There was no way I was going to go back to sleep until I finished the book. Yes, it was one of those.” ~Smitten with Reading

~Winner of the RITA award for excellence in romance fiction~

~ Named a 'Desert Island Keeper' at All About Romance ~  

Top Romantic suspense novel, romance novel, steamy romance, thriller

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About the author

Carolyn Crane is a RITA® Award-winning author of romantic suspense and urban fantasy (and she writes erotic & dark romance as NYT bestselling author Annika Martin). She makes her home in Minnesota with her husband and two cats.
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Publisher
Carolyn Crane
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Published on
Dec 30, 2013
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Pages
294
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ISBN
9780988313125
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Book 3
"God, I love Thorne! He's so ridiculously bad, yet vulnerable!"

~Romance Reviewer

 

Nadia thinks Thorne's just some killer. Well, he’s so deep undercover, he practically is.


Nadia fell for the most feared hitter on her late father’s payroll, but she’s not sorry; without Thorne she wouldn’t have their beautiful boy.


Now he’s burst back into her life after being gone for two years, arrogant and demanding, making himself right at home. She can’t let him figure out Benny is his…so she enlists a friend to play their son’s daddy.


Thorne knows exactly how Nadia sees him—as a brute and a killer willing to play her sexy games. And that’s how it has to stay. Leaving her way back when was the hardest thing he ever did, but it was the only way to protect her. Now his undercover mission has thrown them back together…and it drives him crazy to see her with another man…and another man’s baby.

"It's going to be hard for another book this year to impress me more than this one... Into the Shadows is suspenseful, gritty, violent, sexy - everything I want in a romantic suspense." ~Smexy Books 

"Wow. I loved this book! This is one of my best books of the year and has reminded me why Carolyn Crane is one of my favourite authors. With Into the Shadows she has crafted a book that was emotionally intense, full of action and hot as hell."  ~Under the Covers 

"This is one of those reviews in which I just want to tell you "buy it, read it, and thank me later", but I know that doesn't work with you greedy people. So let me tell you why you should follow my advice... Because this book will rock your socks off!"  ~The Bookaholic Cat

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**This standalone suspense book is #3 in the Undercover Associates series, but it can be read on its own.**

**Nominated for the 2014 RITA award**

"This book was raw, dirty and quirky.  It was the perfect mix of suspense and sexiness." ~Fiction Vixen
"Into the Shadows feeds into that yen for the dark, damaged hero like catnip for felines." *A recommended read*  ~Dear Author
"If you like gritty, dark, violent romantic suspense, this is the book for you. I'm not sure I breathed through several scenes in this one." ~USA Today Book Blog
Book 3
"Vivid and charming."—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series

George is a mystery.
Tall. Dark. Intense.
And she'll need him by her side if she wants to survive.

George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He's the best survival expert Search & Rescue has, which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father. There's just one problem-Ellie's everything George isn't. She's a city girl, charming, gregarious, delicate, small. And when she looks up at him with those big, dark eyes, he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe.

Ellie's determined to find her father no matter the cost. But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge. And they are now his prey...

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

"Gripping suspense, unique heroines, sexy heroes." —CHRISTINE FEEHAN, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Search and Rescue Series:
On His Watch (FREE novella)
Hold Your Breath (Book 1)
Fan the Flames (Book 2)
Gone too Deep (Book 3)
In Safe Hands (Book 4)
After the End (FREE novella)

What People Are Saying:
"I love Ruggle's characters. They're sharply drawn, and vividly alive. I'm happy when they find each other. These are wonderful escapist books."—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
"Sexy and suspenseful, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author for Hold Your Breath
"Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice."—D.D. AYRES, author of the K-9 Rescue Series for Hold Your Breath

Book 6
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

Black Knights Inc.-Behind the facade of their tricked out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.

One of Booklist's 101 Best Romance of the Last 10 Years

Only the most urgent crisis could persuade Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar. But her uncle has vanished into thin air and she must turn to the sexy, surly Black Knights Inc. operator for help.

Delilah is certain that Bryan "Mac" McMillian has the connections to help her find her uncle. What the big, blue-eyed, former FBI agent has against her is a mystery, but when bullets start to fly, Mac becomes her only hope of survival, and her only chance at finding her uncle alive.

Mac knows a thing or two about beautiful women-mainly that they can't be trusted. Throw in a ticking clock, a deadly homegrown terrorist, and some missing nuclear weapons, and a man just might find himself on the wrong end of a gun. But facing down danger with Delilah is one passion-filled thrill ride.

The perfect combination of humor, suspense, and romance, Hell for Leather is non-stop explosive action. Readers of Suzanne Brockman, Maya Banks and Tara Janzen will be rooting for Delilah and Mac, two favorites from the bestselling Black Knights Inc. series.

Black Knights Inc. Series
Hell on Wheels (Book 1)
In Rides Trouble (Book 2)
Rev It Up (Book 3)
Thrill Ride (Book 4)
Born Wild (Book 5)
Hell for Leather (Book 6)
Full Throttle (Book 7)
Too Hard to Handle (Book 8)
Wild Ride (Book 9 — coming April 2017!)

What readers are saying about Hell for Leather:

"smoking hot"

"the perfect blend of action, romance, [and] humor..."

"an unforgettable, unputdownable read."

"This book is a must read in this series..."

"The story flowed seamlessly and there was no way I could put it down."

"If you want a book that's hard to put down, that will leave you thinking about it for weeks after, and one that you will absolutely L O V E, then get this N O W."

Carolyn Crane
All four steamy, thrilling, award-winning Undercover Associates novels collected into one convenient and money-saving edition. 

AGAINST THE DARK

Secret agents like Cole should come with a warning.

Cole's a talented spy with a vast reputation--and an ego to match. But he’s up against a clever and lethal psycho…and he’s running out of time.

He's stunned when he catches Angel cracking the man’s supposedly uncrackable safe. She's just what he needs, so he blackmails her into posing as his fiance. He can’t worry that she hates him and he certainly shouldn't worry about her safety. She’s just some criminal…right? 

But the further they fall into Borgola’s web, the more he realizes he was wrong about Angel…and the more real those fake kisses start to feel. 

OFF THE EDGE

He’s a secret agent linguistics expert…and she’s on the run from a dangerous psycho. 

Mac’s a spy—one of the best—a hot blond Viking with bad intentions. Seducing the nightclub singer should be simple…except she stirs feelings he thought he’d buried years ago.

Laney fled to Bangkok—new life, new identity, new everything. She keeps mostly to herself until the night she meets Mac. He shatters her defenses—along with her pride when she discover he only wanted her secrets.

Just hours later, she finds him shirtless and sweaty, chained up in the hotel basement. He’s some sort of undercover agent. She should probably leave him there after what he did to her, maybe even kick him for good measure. But her pscyho ex is on his way back—she can feel it in her bones—and she could use a dangerous friend.

INTO THE SHADOWS

"God, I love Thorne! He's so ridiculously bad, yet vulnerable!"~Amazon reviewer 

Nadia thinks Thorne's just some killer. Well, he’s so deep undercover, he practically is.

Nadia fell for the most feared hitter on her late father’s payroll, but she’s not sorry; without Thorne she wouldn’t have their beautiful boy.

Now he’s burst back into her life after being gone for two years, arrogant and demanding, making himself right at home. She can’t let him figure out Benny is his…so she enlists a friend to play their son’s daddy.

Thorne knows exactly how Nadia sees him—as a brute and a killer willing to play her sexy games. And that’s how it has to stay. Leaving her way back when was the hardest thing he ever did, but it was the only way to protect her. Now his undercover mission has thrown them back together…and it drives him crazy to see her with another man…and another man’s baby.

BEHIND THE MASK

What do you do when dangerous criminals win your twin sister in a card game? Trade places, of course.

Zelda and her sister grew up with identical faces, but their lives couldn’t be more different—Zelda became a secret agent while her sister got caught up in drugs. Zelda will do this one last thing to save her sister. She’s handled lethal men before…she can do it again.

But things don’t go as planned. Zelda ends up getting traded deeper and deeper into South America. Suddenly she finds herself at the beck and call of a domineering and mysterious new captor. Is he just another criminal? Or is could this be the legendary killer she spent all those years hunting back in her secret agent days?

 “It's official: Carolyn Crane's Associates series is on my auto-buy list.” ~Kindles & Wine

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