And then someone comes along and threatens to take it all away.
Brooklyne Harte’s work for the Agency for the Registration and Protection of Extraordinary People doesn’t take her out in the field anymore, but her professional relationship with Peter’s sister obligates her to take on Kiena’s case when someone starts harassing and threatening her father. Kiena’s younger than the usual ARPEP registrant, and it’s too early to tell if her abilities will make her a target or asset. But given little choice, Brook takes on what she expects to be a straightforward, albeit undercover job.
As complications mount and her investigation drags on, it doesn’t take long for both Peter and Kiena to burrow deep into her heart. When Kiena’s abilities turn out to be far more than anyone realized, she becomes an immediate target. Peter has to trust Brook to save his daughter, but since she’s lied to him from the moment they met, can he trust her with his soul?
Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance—Love with a Shot of Adrenaline. She sold her first book in 1999, and 2015 saw the publication of her 19th novel. She grew up in Massachusetts and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she's not writing, revising, proofreading, or promoting her work, she does freelance editing and works part time as a chiropractic assistant. She and her husband have two daughters she's dubbed "the anti-teenagers," one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.) You can learn more about her and her books at www.nataliedamschroder.com.
Tars hasn’t had feelings for a woman like this since…no, he never has. He’s terrified he’s more capable of causing harm than nourishing a real relationship. But he can’t leave Ke’an vulnerable to her stalker. As their feelings for each other grow, Ke’an wonders if they can build anything new as long as Tars remains lost and afraid.
Thanks to their extraordinary abilities, they’re enlisted to help face a global threat in the form of a billionaire mage with delusions of ascendancy (and ties to Ke’an’s stalker). In trying to save the world, can they find themselves…and each other?
For maximum enjoyment, this series is best read in order.
Soul of the Dragon
Harte and Soul
Three times, they have failed.
Alexa Ranger doesn’t remember the lord’s son who was her soulmate three lifetimes ago, nor does she recall their previous attempts to break the curse—each one ending in her death. But she does remember Cyrgyn, the golden dragon who has haunted her dreams since childhood and has appeared to her now to begin their final attempt.
A highly trained spy, Alexa has been preparing for this mission her entire life. But her skills are no match for the desperate mage who has lost none of his command of magic—and none of his twisted, possessive need for her. She is determined to save the dragon she has come to love, but there is more than the curse standing in their way…
Three years ago, Amber Benedict fell in love with Kale Riker and pledged to wait for him to return from the military. Even though she rarely hears from him, she’s steadfast in her belief: he’s coming home to her, and soon. Then the government tells Kale’s family that he’s missing in action, and they have given him up for dead.
Kale Riker has been away from civilization and Amber for three long years. He’s been promised he can retire his commission when he completes his current mission, but now he’s seriously wounded and facing a long recovery. Worse still, security risks force a communications blackout, leaving him no way to let Amber know he's alive.
Can Amber hold out against an entire town pushing her to give up on love while Kale fights to get back home to her before Christmas?
Previously released on Entangled’s Flirt imprint - December 2012.
Rock Davis, a freelance spy and friend of Samantha’s cousin Alexa, is sent to protect her. But when he learns who wants her, and why, his mission is compromised by his desire to use her to save his sister and stop one man and his dangerous delusions.
The world is not what Riley Kordek imagined. On the run from those who've targeted her, all Riley wants is a chance to figure out her new ability to bend metal's energy. When a hot guy who knows more than he should helps her escape her attackers, she thinks she might've found someone who can lead her to the answers she needs.
Three years ago, Sam Remington walked away from his employer and the woman he loved, and now, all he's looking to do is fill the gaping hole left behind. Except, when Sam takes Riley to the Society for Goddess Education and Defense, the stakes rise beyond what either of them could have imagined.
After being alone for so long, falling for Sam would be far too easy for Riley—and far too painful, once his old flame calls needing his help. Worse, Riley uncovers a plot with disastrous ramifications not only for herself, but for Sam and the people he loves—and potentially every goddess in the country.
A former Navy SEAL, Cable’s ready to trade mission specs for curriculum guidelines. His appearance as a kindergarten teacher makes waves, but he’s settling into his new life exactly the way he planned. He even has a new romance going with the teacher across the hall, someone he might be able to spend the rest of his life with.
But adventure has followed him in dangerous ways, and Brianna has to decide if love is worth the risk.
NOTE: This book was originally published in 2007. This is an updated reissue, but the story has not substantially changed. Brianna’s Navy SEAL serves as a bridge from my straight contemporary romances to my action-adventure romances. Because even though Brianna overcame her need for adventure before this book started…well, it manages to find her anyway.
Dan awakens in Trex a new craving, but one that doesn't eliminate the old. When she realizes the men need her, that she has the power to banish their demons--however temporarily--they embark on a journey of sensuality and desperate pleasure. In the end, she not only has the power to heal them, but to set them free. And only one will come back to her...
Alexa Ranger is a spy who had a dragon friend as a child. That dragon turns out to be her soulmate, cursed a thousand years ago by the mage who was supposed to be his best friend. This is their last chance to break the curse.
Alexa’s cousin Samantha went into hiding when she was 18 and someone tried to shoot her out of the sky. (Sam can fly.) She's discovered saving an abducted child, and Rock Davis is tasked to protect her from the man bent on making her part of his collection.
Harte and Soul
Brooklyne Hart hates lies, but she's pushed to go undercover protecting Peter Ranger's daughter, who has special abilities, from old enemies.
Reformed mage Tars Suinn doesn't believe redemption is possible, but that doesn't stop him from trying. Ke'an Oliviera may be the key when they join forces with the Rangers to stop another mage who doesn't care if making his mark on the world will also destroy it.
Jake has always loved Kira, but he loves Brook Hollow just as much. He wouldn't leave, and she wouldn't come home. When he faces a frightening diagnosis, he tells her the truth. But the worst doesn't happen—and Kira doesn’t love him back.
Or so she thinks. Now that he's drawn her attention to it, she wonders if her feelings are deeper than she knew and returns to Brook Hollow for an extended but temporary stay. Back in Jake's life, she knows she was wrong. She does love him, and she's willing to give up everything to be his. Except it's too late. Jake's moved on...and is about to get married.
NOTE: This book was originally published in 2005. This is an updated reissue, but the story has not substantially changed. All author proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to support hospice organizations.