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In this modern retelling of a fairy tale classic, former beauty queen Jolee Mercier finds herself in big trouble, locked in the trunk of her husband’s BMW on her way to a remote location in the woods of northern Michigan where she’s going to be killed.
Her crime? Knowing too much. An anonymous letter arrived addressed in her name with proof that her husband, Carlos, a state logging and mining mogul, had been the one responsible for her father’s death years earlier, killed for supporting the unions at a local logging camp.
When a terrible accident ends her husband’s plan to kill her, Jolee wakes up alone in a cabin in the middle of the woods, rescued by a masked man they call “the beast,” with a husband who wants her dead, and miles of state forest between her and civilization.
Jolee could never stay out of trouble for long and being locked in the trunk of Carl’s black BMW was no exception to that particular rule of her life. She’d given up trying to kick the side of the car to make noise—luxury car makers practically sound-proofed their trunks. Who knew? She wondered if engineers considered scenarios like this one—after all, any rich husband might have to enlist his hit men tie up and toss his troublesome wife into the trunk for easy disposal, right?
Besides, her feet were secured with zip ties, as were her hands, which stretched painfully behind her back. They didn’t use duct tape—too easy to wiggle out of—except for the pieces over her mouth. And even those weren’t just slapped on—they’d used the roll to wrap the silver stuff around and around her mouth and jaw in layers. Carl’s guys knew exactly what they were doing. Of course they did. It was their job.
There was just no way out of this bit of trouble. That realization finally hit her in the darkness, the car’s wheels crunching gravel for a long time now, off the highway she surmised, the suspension bouncing her violently up and down. This was going to be the last batch of trouble she ever got herself into in the whole expanse of a life that seemed suddenly very short.
She’d been so focused on escaping or finding a way out since Carl’s goons had grabbed her out back—zip-tied and duct taped before she could even raise the snow shovel she’d been using—that this final realization hit with such force Jolee actually wet herself, urine staining the crotch of her jeans with spreading navy blue darkness.
She was going to die.
Keywords: Alpha Male, Steamy Romance, Sex Stories, Erotic, Erotica, New Adult, Thriller Suspense, Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Retelling
Rob and Sabrina have fallen hard, and time and distance only seem to have made their bond stronger, but Rob’s messy divorce and Sabrina’s best friend, Katie’s, devastating experience on the road with the band aren’t the only threats to their growing love affair.
Normally practical Sabrina finds herself following both Rob and “Trouble” down a rock n roll road promising both high risk and immeasurable reward.
But will Rob and Sabrina’s love survive the rock and roll fantasy?
MEET THE BAUMGARTNERS
Steve "Doc" Baumgartner--alone, naked, face flushed with pleasure.
Carrie spies him indulging in a sexy, private moment. Though she's sworn to herself she's through with guys, and her roommate-turned-lover Maureen is more than enough to satisfy her, Carrie can't stop fantasizing about Doc.
Then Carrie gets her chance. A summer getaway to Key West, the threat of Maureen's zealot boyfriend, and Doc's hunger for pleasure prove to be the perfect cocktail to lower Carrie's inhibitions.
Smell the ocean air, pour yourself a drink, prepare for a summer to remember. It's time to Meet the Baumgartners!
A BAUMGARTNER CHRISTMAS
In spite of a brief experimentation early in their relationship, Doc and Carrie Baumgartner have since maintained a monogamous marriage without too much difficulty or even temptation--until now.
A move far from home, coupled with new friends and long hours away from each other, have left the young Baumgartner couple on shaky ground.
Doc believes bringing in someone "new," like they did early in their relationship, might add just the spice their marriage needs, but Carrie isn't so sure about that plan.
Doc has a surprise Christmas present for his wife anyway--but in an ironic twist, he discovers she has one for him, too.
Each gift allows the Baumgartners to rediscover, in the true spirit of Christmas, an expansive love that includes not only their feelings for one another, but the ability to share their passion.
THE BAUMGARTNER DIRTY SHOW
Janie and Josh have been married ten years, and while life is good, they both have a longing for something "more" on occasion.
The two think they've found a good compromise between honoring their desires and still maintaining their loving commitment.
Once a year, on their anniversary, they embark on something so sexually adventurous, it gives a whole new meaning to the word "monogamy!"
A BAUMGARTNER VALENTINE
Henry and Libby have a Valentine's Day tradition. Every year, this young, college aged couple share and explore a special fantasy with one another.
This time, though, Libby has discovered something shocking about the Baumgartners, leading her to speculate wildly about Henry's real feelings.
What she uncovers will lead them both to explore their wildest dreams and their true heart's desires!
◊ 2011 EPIC AWARD FINALIST ◊Eager, naive Heidi starts a job with one of the largest fashion companies in the world, but it isn't as exciting as she'd hoped. A wanna-be designer, she finds herself nothing more than a glorified go-fer.
The world has moved on, but Ivy just can’t. Besides, she has everything she needs on her sustainable-living wooded homestead, and no desire to brave this grim new world.
Until the day a massive bear chases her into an isolated cabin and she discovers she’s not alone.
With a giant bear prowling outside and a gruff, bearded, half-naked savage inside, Ivy finds herself cornered. The man, who calls himself Caleb, says he’ll take her home, but she doesn’t trust him, his offer, or herself with this giant, bronzed, mountain of a man.
He might be able to protect her from the sinister enemies lurking outside—but who is going to protect her from Caleb?
Shifter by nature, drifter by choice, Caleb is uniquely designed to survive in this dark, new hell-on-earth, where the rule of law has been replaced by brute strength.
His scars may be deep but his secrets are deeper, and until he meets feisty, sinfully curvy Ivy one fateful afternoon, he’s not sure there’s much left worth surviving for.
Finding himself unable to resist the tempting, scrumptious morsel who lands on his doorstep, he realizes she’s the one he’s been craving, and she’s more than worth fighting for.
Caleb is determined to keep her safe from everything dark and dangerous outside. But can he save Ivy from herself?
(This is a stand-alone, no cliffhanger, with an HEA!)
Keywords: Alpha Male, Steamy Romance, Sex Stories, Erotic, Erotica, Adult, Shifter, Shifters, Bears, PNR, Paranormal
Sheltered Persephone, Goddess of Spring, never gets to do anything— thanks to the suffocating love of her mother, Demeter. Sephie is being carefully groomed to follow in the footsteps of the two “virgin” goddesses, Athena and Artemis, and while they sure do have a lot of fun together, she longs for something deeper—and darker. When Aidon, the God of the Underworld—generally known as Hades—appears in his chariot to claim Persephone for his bride, the young goddess gets more than she wished for.
Held captive in the Underworld, she suddenly longs to return to the safety and security of her mother’s protection, but the dark and commanding Aidon binds her to him, claiming her bit by glorious bit as his own. Her coming of age is one of sexual awakening as she learns the bondage her new master imposes fulfills her darkest desires. Persephone finds herself submitting to and obeying Aidon’s command and discovers being taken and consumed in the heat of passion by a man—a god—is what she was truly made for. Persephone can’t deny her own nature, or her growing feelings for Aidon, as she submits to his domination and surrenders as his wife and prepares to rule as his Queen.
As she finally admits her own feelings, Persephone faces the looming specter of her history, which threatens to shatter the newly formed bonds between the couple. She must now face not only her past, but her present, and her future—no longer only the Goddess of Spring, but also as the wife of Aidon and Queen of the Underworld—and the choices she will be forced to make will change the world forever.