Holley Trent writes sexy paranormal and contemporary romances with alpha males and strong heroines.
Learn more about the Shrew & Company series and her other books at holleytrent.com.
For maximum enjoyment, read the first three stories in order. SHAME AND A DISGRACE is a stand-alone, exclusive novelette to the M Collection and features two popular characters from her Storafalt Stories series.
Ménage à Troys (MMF)
Eve Troy wants to spark passion in her cold marriage of convenience, and hopes a visit to the Hotel Beaudelaire's Den of Sin event will be the ignition she and her husband Brent need. Unfortunately, they arrive to find their room is already occupied…and by a man who knows Eve’s marriage is a sham. Remy Kelly is intent on claiming her for himself, but when faced with Eve’s strapping new husband who comes onto Remy’s radar as exactly the kind of alpha male he likes, he has a battle of conscience. He wants to take Eve home—not Brent—but for some reason, the Troys seem like a package deal.
O for Two (MMF)
Clint Morstad and Ken Brook have been in a committed relationship for eleven years and are a perfect match. However, after a decade together, both admit their relationship needs a feminine influence. They visit The Den to search for their perfect woman, and believe easygoing flight attendant Olivia Patterson could be their ideal match. As much as she adores them, she doesn’t want to get attached to men she can’t keep. When she slips away before they can invite her home, Clint and Ken left with a dilemma. Should they give chase to the only woman they’ve wanted to share, or let her fly?
When teammates Barton Lock and Evan Boswell arrive separately at the Hotel Beaudelaire’s exclusive Den of Sin Winterball, neither expects the staff matchmaker to pair them with the other. Evan’s used to Bart calling the shots on the field, and wouldn’t mind so much if Bart did the same in his personal life, too. Unfortunately, Bart thinks Evan’s attempted seduction has more to do with changing his mind about retiring from their sport than hitting a relationship home run.
Shame and a Disgrace (MM)
Phil Oxendine knew hooking up with cowboy Landon Lundstrom would be a mistake from the very beginning, and a few years into their relationship, he's finally committed to setting the younger man free so Landon can experience life...and heartbreak. The problem is, Landon's not willing to go. He may only be twenty-three, but he knows what he wants and is mature enough to demand it. At The Den, he hopes to make Phil understand that age is just a number, and while he's at it, satisfy some long-ignored cravings as well.
Before there was Mason, Hank, Sean, and Belle Foye, there was Floyd.
In this Desert Guards prequel story, learn how the future alpha Were-cougar Floyd nabs gutsy neighbor Glenda Baxter as his mate.
This short story can be read on its own, but is meant to be a supplement to the shapeshifter romance series. It contains minor spoilers of Book 1.
The Cougar’s Pawn (Mason)
The Cougar’s Trade (Hank)
The Cougar’s Bargain (Sean)
Coming February 15:
The Cougar’s Wish (Belle)
Gary Morstad has had more than his fair share of intimate encounters with married women, but he thought he’d left that promiscuous lifestyle behind when he hightailed it out of the Miami manservant scene. He wants love, not more meaningless encounters. So, it’s just his luck that a greasy mechanic with the charm of a turnip has hooked the only woman Gary has ever wanted to behave himself for.
When the taciturn mechanic—Dean Yeats—vengefully volunteers to chaperone Gary during his mortifying return to his former minor league team, their antagonistic exchanges segue to a smoldering two-way attraction…and then a three-way one.
Gary’s over-the-top antics and larger-than-life personality get Dean loose and laughing in the way Dean’s wife Lorena craves seeing, however Lorena worries their ménage arrangement won’t outlast the season. Gary is endearing and unforgettable, but he’s also reckless. Men like him rarely play by the rules, and she’s not so sure she and Dean can help him make the new ones Gary so desperately needs.
Santa has another secret. When he’s not delivering toys for his charity, he’s contending with political unease in the magic realm. To take his father’s throne as king of the elves, he has to get married…and only magic-proof Gillian will do. Gillian agrees, thinking Nick will cut her loose after the busy Christmas rush, but he has other ideas.
Nick wants a permanent Mrs. Roth and thinks he’s found his true mate in Gillian. Too bad Gillian doesn’t agree.