There are two certainties in life soul collector and hellhound Jericho Stryker knows too well—Death never takes a holiday, and women are typically more trouble than they’re worth. That goes double for his personal nemesis and regular pain in his backside, Lola McKenna. Sure, the luscious little hellcat gets his blood boiling in more ways than one, but some scratches are best left un-itched. That determination is strained to the max when a botched soul acquisition job lands him on the same case as Lola.
Fetching a stubborn soul from a haunted bordello should be a piece of cake. Unfortunately for Lola, she has to deal with Jericho horning in on her bounty. Attempting to keep her cool and her wits around her sinfully sexy adversary? Easier said than done. Especially when she finds herself locked overnight with Jericho. Not strangling him before sunrise? A faint possibility. Ignoring the lusty, depraved sexual fantasies he awakens in her? A snowball’s chance in hell of happening. But worst of all is the very real possibility that he could steal the one thing she most fears losing to him—her heart.
Warning: This book contains bad dog jokes, matchmaking ghosts, and two stubborn bounty hunters.
More in the That Old Black Magic series:
That Voodoo You Do
The Seven Year Witch
Getting Familiar With Your Demon
Search terms: free, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, That Old Black Magic, shape shifter, werewolf, hell hound, reaper, alpha hero, romantic comedy
At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven't improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.
She has won numerous writing awards, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star.
When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.
Currently residing in Michigan with her husband and overgrown lapdog, she is a member of RWA national and Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America.
Sammie McCrea leads a boring analyzed life, so her great aunt sends her to the Scottish Highlands for Christmas and her own secret agenda.
Gavin McDaniel holds a secret he never wanted to share. That's until the curvy redhead disrupts the solitude of his rented cottage, causing him to see the benefits of sharing a past to gain a future both could celebrate for the holidays.
Her New Year's resolution was seduction...
Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend Ethan Pierce shows up as if he hadn't broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn't want to bring home just any man. She wants Ethan.
What should have been one night of blow-your-mind make-up sex quickly turns into another. And another. Before long, Ashley thinks maybe she and Ethan should reunite for good. If only the elusive bachelor would stop running from his tortured past and trust a future in Ashley's arms...
Previously released in December 2013 under the Entangled Flaunt imprint.
All signs point north for Not-So-Saint NickWild West Boys, Book 1
After too many mugs of mulled wine, introverted accountant Holly North lets her best friend guilt her into filling in as Mistress Christmas at Sugar Plums, a Christmas-themed strip club. The combination of a velvet mask and a Mrs. Claus-meets-dominatrix costume gives Holly the courage to approach the hot-bodied man across the room who is as lickable as a candy cane.
Detective Nick West is working undercover to find the sexy vixen who supposedly robbed his buddy at Sugar Plums. His interest in the pole dancers vanishes faster than a flying sleigh upon his introduction to Mistress Christmas—a leggy brunette with smoky eyes and a lush mouth that begs for hours beneath the mistletoe.
One lap dance and their attraction flares hotter than a fireplace on a cold winter evening. And Nick is only too happy to oblige when Holly blurts out her secret Christmas wish…a night filled with sweet and dirty carnal pleasures that will land them both on the naughty list.
She should have known the deal would go south.
It’s almost too easy to bait and trap Dashael. Resisting his potent Fae allure? A different story. Especially since Nalia’s unexpected demand for a missing, magical rune means Mara’s willpower will be put to the test.
Dashael’s best shot at escaping? Seduce her. If he can survive a few dozen of his closest enemies out for blood and the queen’s scheme to make him her personal stud…he might have a chance in hell.
Then his game of seduction trips over a snag named Mara, and he falls. Hard. For a commitment-phobic thief, love might as well be a prison sentence. Yet the alternative—losing her—is even worse.
Mara can’t deny that her enemy has stolen her heart. But their love is about to be tested by a lifetime of secrets. The risk may not be worth it. Especially if a life together means death for one of them.
Keywords: fae, fantasy, romantic comedy, action adventure, urban fantasy, magic, thief
Sir Jonathan Wellington was very proud of his
torture chamber and liked to brag about it to his guests at the party.
Sir Jonathan would carefully pick out who he wanted to show his torture chamber
to. Usually, loners were not much fun to be around. Sir Jonathan would put a
mild sedative in their drink just before he would lead them down to the chamber
never to return again.
Sir Jonathan's chamber of horrors went on for many
years until Sir Jonathan got a little sloppy with his choices of his victims.
When the two victims that were led down to the chamber of horrors,
pretended to drink their drinks, over powered Sir Jonathan and put him on one
of his own torture devices,” The Rack" stretched Sir Jonathan's body till
it was completely torn apart. Nobody knows how many victims there were, but
there were enough to make Sir Jonathan a serial killer in those days even
though this term wasn't used back in those days. Sir Jonathan's chamber
of horrors could be the reason for all of the haunting surrounding the Castle
Keywords: werewolf romance, werecats, shapeshifters, enemies to lovers, romantic comedy, small town romance, marriage of convenience, alphas.