Defiance

Masters of the Shadowlands

Book 14
VanScoy Publishing Group
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 Z’s day begins with sadness

A phone call from a dying friend leaves psychologist Zachary Grayson determined to fulfill the old survivalist’s request--a send-off that will comfort his grieving sons.

And then turns deadly

The death threat is only the beginning…because the letter isn’t a hoax. Z walks out of his office into a barrage of bullets. He can take being shot at, but when the second shot splinters the empty child-seat in his car, he’s shaken to the core. The horror of what would have happened if his little girl had been there spurs him to action.

Master Z is a Dom, a husband, a father—every instinct drives him to protect those under his care. When the police can’t catch his stalker, he must take matters into his own hands.

He must keep danger far from those he loves.

Secrecy and distance is the key. The funeral in Alaska is the perfect location, especially since Z won’t be alone. The survivalist’s sons have grown into men with lethal skills. With their help, he can trap the shooter and keep his family safe.

As long as his impetuous and all-too-observant wife, Jessica, doesn’t discover he’s using himself as bait.


Defiance is not only a wonderful addition to the beloved Masters of the Shadowlands series, but you also get to meet the deadly heroes from the upcoming Sons of the Survivalist series!

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If you’re looking for a romance that will give you all the tingles and all the feels, look no further! ~ Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads 

Josie doesn’t need any help raising her son. 

Pregnant at sixteen, Josie learned the hard way about men and their empty promises. She picked herself up and is raising her eleven-year-old son. By herself. And that’s the way she intends it to stay. Unfortunately, her impressionable boy becomes fascinated by the scruffy, intimidating biker who lives next door.

The scars on Holt’s face are only the most visible of his wounds. 

Out of the hospital after being attacked in his own damn house, Holt is coming to terms with the fact that his scars frighten people. Like his now-ex-girlfriend who ran after one look at him. Like his redheaded neighbor who hauled her boy away as if Holt was a serial killer. Fine. He’ll give the pretty bartender all the space she wants.

The Shadowlands will bring them together…

When Josie starts bartending in the exclusive, private club, she discovers her neighbor is a member. And a Master--a skilled powerful Dom who can make her fantasies come true. Slowly, the firefighter breaks down the walls around her heart, teaching her how to trust. How to love...

But when her son’s choices lead to disaster, can their relationship survive?

 Another great addition in one of my all time favorite series!! A scar can be left on the skin or on the soul from wounds inflicted. This story takes us on a journey of a man who bares his on the outside and a woman who wears hers on the inside. ~ SNS Reviews

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VanScoy Publishing Group
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Published on
Dec 4, 2018
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781947219106
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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"This is a fabulous series. It’s erotic, it’s romantic, has wonderfully suspenseful plots, and amazing characters (including so many yummy sexy alpha men…)."   ~ The Romance Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants.

However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman--an accountant--and surely isn't a submissive . . . is she?

Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

"I can’t get enough of Cherise Sinclair’s books!  Each and every story Ms. Sinclair writes is an erotic feast for the senses."  ~ Joyfully Reviewed

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own

Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, BBW, curvy woman, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, cherise sinclair, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, free, freebie



“Cherise Sinclair has written a highly erotic, emotional roller-coaster story that drew me in and held me captive throughout the story.”  ~ Fallen Angel Reviews

BOOK DESCRIPTION: After Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner's Night at Club Shadowlands, she's given the option to continue with an experienced dominant. Despite her steamy fantasies about BDSM, the inexperienced schoolteacher plans to simply observe. Yet under the unyielding hands of Master Dan, she not only participates, but gives him everything he asks for. There is nothing she can hide from him. Not her passion…or her love.

Still mourning the death of his wife, Master Dan avoids getting involved with women and he never takes a sub twice. But this modest little beginner is such a sweetie, one night is far from enough. As he plumbs her responses, taking her ever deeper into the world of BDSM, the gentle submissive begins to show him how barren his life has become and what a dark citadel he's made of his heart.

During their three nights together, the teacher will learn to submit...can she teach the master to love?

PRAISE FOR DARK CITADEL

“It's amazing to me how some authors in just a few pages can suck you so far into a story you come out the other end feeling like you just ran a marathon. For me, Ms. Sinclair is one of those authors. She takes you into a world that not a lot of us really know that much about and the way that she describes and walks you through it makes you feel like you are there…She has become one of my auto-buy authors" ~ Guilty Indulgence Book Club

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, BBW, curvy woman, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, cherise sinclair, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands, spanking
"Breaking Free took me on an emotional roller-coaster, and I loved it!" ~Just Erotic Romance Reviews

BOOK DESCRIPTION: A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won't overwhelm her--the very ones who cannot arouse her. The Master of the Shadowlands gives her an ultimatum: accept the Dom he assigns or lose her membership. The last thing Beth wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom, but that's just what she gets.

Asked to take on a problem sub, Nolan sees the issue immediately--although truly submissive, the little redhead is too scared to relinquish control and her Doms have let her get away with it. That will change right now.

As Master Nolan takes Beth under command, compelling her submission, she's terrified, but the experienced Dom brings her pleasure, not pain. His only demand is that she never lie to him. Under his capable hands, her body comes alive, and she begins to heal. As he pushes her limits, she learns to trust...and then to love. And she realizes he is beginning to care for her in return.

But now her cruel husband has found her, and Master Nolan discovers she's been lying and lying and lying.  [[Reprint]]

"Breaking Free is an incredible story; it engaged my emotions, captured my interest, brought a blush to my cheeks, and left me a supremely satisfied reader. Joyfully Recommended!" ~ Shayna from Joyfully Reviewed

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series

   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, BBW, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, cherise sinclair, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands,


"From beginning to end a sinfully delicious story of one woman's struggle to trust who she is inside and accept herself as well as the love of the man that she loves with all her heart." ~ Book Junkie

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom.  He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea’s thrilled…and terrified.

Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she’s unsuited to her role--armoured in leather like a Domme, she’s more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then cuddles her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart.

Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he’s not just a bartender--he’s a cop. Maybe he’d overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea knows she’s lost the Master she wanted with all her heart.

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants.

However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

"This is a fabulous series. It’s erotic, it’s romantic, has wonderfully suspenseful plots, and amazing characters (including so many yummy sexy alpha men…)."   ~ The Romance Reviews

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series 

   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dominant and female submissive, BDSM club, BBW, curvy woman, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands, spanking
“I loved this book! Wait. Let me say this again. I LOVED this book!” ~ Fallen Angels Reviews


BOOK DESCRIPTION:  Her job is to make his life miserable. His job is to make her submit. Whose heart will surrender first?

Across the country, rebellious BDSM submissives are being systematically kidnapped, one from each club. When her friend falls prey to the slavers, FBI victim specialist Gabrielle volunteers to be bait in a club not yet hit: the Shadowlands.

She finds that being a bratty sub comes naturally, especially when she gets to twit the appallingly conservative Master of the trainees. But she soon discovers he’s not as stuffy as she’d thought. Or as mean. She’d expected punishment, even humiliation, but she sure never expected to fall in love with a damned lawyer.

Courtesy of a prima donna ex-wife, Marcus loathes disobedient submissives. When the club owner insists he admit an incredibly bratty trainee, he’s furious. But as he comes to know Gabrielle and sees the alluring sweetness beneath the sass, he starts to fall for her.

Unfortunately, Marcus isn't the only one who believes the feisty redhead is a prize worth capturing. And in the world of the slaver, such treasure is worth a hefty fee.

“I don't think there is any other option for me than 5 stars. I'd give it a whole lot more if I could.” ~ The Romance Reviews

                      * * * * *

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, suspense


Editorial Reviews

"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words

"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens

"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog

"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews

Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Lexi Blake, Larissa Ione, Lisa Renee Jones, and Cherise Sinclair...

Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners.

DUNGEON GAMES: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake: On the hunt for a killer, Derek Brighton enters a shadowy underworld only to find the woman he aches for is working the same case. Karina Mills is searching for a missing girl and won’t stop until she finds her. To get close to their prime suspect, they need to pose as a couple. But as their operation goes under the covers, unlikely partners become passionate lovers while the killer prepares to strike. 

AZAGOTH: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione: He holds the ability to annihilate souls in the palm of his hand. She’s an angel with the extraordinary ability to travel through time and space. An angel with a tormented past she can’t escape. And when Lilliana is sent to Azagoth’s underworld realm, she finds that her past isn’t all she can’t escape. For the irresistibly sexy fallen angel known as Azagoth is also known as the Grim Reaper, and when he claims a soul, it’s forever… 

NEED YOU NOW: A Shattered Promises Series Prelude by Lisa Renee Jones: Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken...alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable...but you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again.

SHOW ME, BABY: A Masters of the Shadowlands Novella by Cherise Sinclair: As a Shadowlands Master, Jake Sheffield watches out for all the trainees. But one is special. Lush body, a gift for living life to the fullest, always laughing or smiling. Although Rainie trips all his switches, she’s avoided him since the moment she arrived…and he let her have that play. But when she lies to him about her goals, he knows the time has come for a Master to take an active part in her training.

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

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