After a rough deployment in Afghanistan, Murphy Dolan arrives home in the middle of the night, wanting nothing but his bed. Except, a beautiful stranger is sleeping in it.
Running for her life and hiding her identity, Kate Bridges claims a rental mix-up and refuses to move out. She’s the only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, and she has no money left to keep running. But how long can she hide the truth from Murphy? And can she trust him when trouble finally catches up with her?
He dropped his bag, fished out his keys and unlocked the door. The house wasn’t exactly home yet, but it would be once the renovations were finished. Right now, except for the main living areas downstairs, most of the place was still a construction zone.
No big deal. He was grateful that he’d lived to see the place again. Too many of his friends weren’t coming back. He swung his bag inside, untied his boots and kicked them off as he went, shedding clothes on the floor. He didn’t even turn on the lights. Plenty of moonlight came in the windows, and he knew the place.
All he wanted right now was to stretch out his weary bones and sleep on his own sheets. The bedroom was fixed up. Thank God for that.
The guest bedrooms and guest bath upstairs and the staircase that led to them needed plenty of work still, as did the basement and the outside of the house, starting with the roof. He’d tackle that in the spring. He shut that line of thought down. He didn’t have the energy to so much as think about work.
Down to nothing but his ACU pants, he dragged his tired, aching frame into his bedroom, then pulled up short at the sight of a nearly naked woman in his bed.
What the hell?
Her long legs tangled in the sheets, her mess of reddish-brown hair half across her face. Her white nightgown, nothing but a scrap of fabric, looked shrink-wrapped around her torso and hips. He caught her scent, a faint trace of old-fashioned roses, sexy and somehow homey at the same time.
He stared, suddenly wide awake and then some. Even the pain in his shoulder stopped pulsing.
As a welcome home present, he approved one-hundred percent.
Except for the screaming.
“...mesmerizing...an action-packed suspenseful tale...” (Night Owl TOP PICK review)
Proud, imperious and leery of pretenders to the throne, Sheik Karim Abdullah saw Julia Gardner as just another gold digger. The American claimed to be carrying his dead twin's child, so the Dark Sheik decreed she remain his palace "guest" until paternity was established.
But the rebellious Julia proved as dangerous to Karim as the assassins stalking him. Her fi erce need to safeguard her baby turned the sheik into a protective lover. And the wounded warrior vowed to savor the moment…then walk away before he jeopardized her safety.…
“It’s impressively easy to become immersed in Marton’s fantasy world. Readers will find it impossible not to care what happens next...” Kirkus Review
“A terrific epic fantasy ~ magical, compelling, and romantic!” Susan Mallery, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
The latest in a long line of legendary healers, Tera is expected to be able to work miracles. There is only one problem: she hasn’t yet come into her powers. When she’s kidnapped by a warrior race to heal soldiers, the only way for her to stay alive is to fake it till she makes it. And that’s not even the worst part. Just when Tera is about to escape, she catches the eye of the High Lord, who decides to make her his concubine.
“I ADORED.. (the hero). From his initial appearance and those gentle words of promise that no harm would come to...(the heroine), to his accepting manner of all that was her, to his tenderness shown when a barrier for which he waited so patiently to fold was finally crossed. He has to be one of my favourite male counterparts I’ve read in a while. LOVE him.” Bookaroo-Ju Review
“The writing is just beautiful. It flows sometimes like water. I don’t know how else to describe it other than to say i enjoyed how it felt reading it.” 5 out of 5 Modokker Book Pick Stars
For anyone who enjoyed the fantasy worlds of George Martin’s Game of Thrones, C.L. Wilson’s Lord of the Fading Lands, Elizabeth Vaughan’s Warprize, or the memorably crafted healer heroines in Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, RELUCTANT CONCUBINE is the next epic adventure to get lost in.
Can a royal bachelor and a meddlesome matchmaker ignore their attraction while stranded—with killers?
Prince Lazlo knew he'd been tricked when he wound up stranded on a remote island with a nosy "marriage consultant" who'd been hired to find him the perfect princess bride. And the worst part was, she was the one woman he'd tried— and failed!—to seduce, claiming she never fell for a client. But the squabbling stopped once Lazlo realized they weren't alone, and in order to elude the desperate killers stalking them, they had to work as a team. Imminent danger had a surprising upside, he discovered. Out of her element, Milda let down her hair and her guard. Now if only she'd break her number one matchmaking rule….
With only seconds to spare, Cade Palmer had rescued feisty Bailey Preston from the grenade that demolished her home. The sexy ex-soldier had no doubt the explosion was payback for his own dangerous past in special ops, but before long, Cade realized Bailey was the true target—thanks to her connection to some very powerful, and very deadly, weapons. Now, to protect her from the assassins, Cade was taking Bailey on the run. He knew she hated relying on anyone to keep her safe, but as a trained-to-kill soldier, Cade wasn't about to let the enemies get their hands on her. That was his job….
Prince Benedek Kerkay's long-held fantasy became reality when world-renowned opera singer Rayne Williams stepped off the plane and into his arms. Although royal protocol deemed the beautiful American off-limits, it was only the sudden barrage of rebel fire that kept Benedek from breaking all the rules.
Running through underground tunnels, trying to keep the enemy at bay, Benedek would sacrifice his life and his place on the throne if it meant keeping Rayne safe.
The stubborn prince was confident he'd survive this latest battle for his country. But letting Rayne go wouldn't be quite so easy….
This Christmas, the McCabe brothers are coming home to Texas…
Virgil by USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Miller
Detective Virgil "Bull" McCabe hadn't been back on the J-Bar-J Ranch in more than a decade. What he finds is his family in turmoil and his childhood friend, Tracy Cobb, all grown up…and more beautiful than ever.
Morgan by Dana Marton
It took a lot to bring ex-soldier Morgan McCabe home. But when his brothers sent out a call for help, that was all the incentive he needed. Once there, though, it's his former flame, Dakota Dayton, and her toddler son who might just convince him to stay.
Wyatt by Paula Graves
Sheriff Wyatt McCabe has faced a lot of criminals, but none as ruthless as the one holding his sister hostage. Now, forced to work with Elena Vargas, Wyatt has to ensure his family's safety without giving in to his burning attraction to the gorgeous agent.
In one unforgettable moment, Lara Jordan broke all the rules in her play-it-safe handbook and spent an incredible night with Reid Graham, a practical stranger. But before she even had time to bask in her fearlessness, a suspicious fire stole him away and left her pregnant, heartbroken and alone. Until now.
Walking back into Lara's life after two years was never on the operative's agenda. Unfortunately, remaining "dead" was no longer an option once their baby boys were kidnapped. Now, Reid had to convince Lara she could trust he'd sacrifice his own life to bring their children home for Christmas— without admitting the mission might just come to that.
Honor demanded that he protect her passion made him claim her
She had planned to be all business, but nothing could have prepared Sara for the strength and sensuality of Sheik Tariq Abdullah. When they met, she couldn't help but respond to the magnetism of this powerful man.
Born to rule, Tariq was used to being obeyed. When their convoy was brutally ambushed and the honey-haired American consultant Sara Reeves was attacked, he'd do anything to protect the woman at his side.
Trapped in the desert, surrounded by unseen enemies, he would fi ght to get Sara to safety…but they couldn't fi ght a desire hotter than the burning sands.