Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty… When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.
Can’t figure out what to read next? Love paranormal romance? Download A Spring Paranormal Romance Sampler today and discover five first-in-series full length books from USA Today Bestselling Author Delta James. Powerful wolves. Evil dragons. Sneaky lions. Commanding jaguars. Protective sharks and even a magic sword. Discover your next book boyfriend in this unforgettable sampler of steamy and enthralling paranormal romances! Find your next binge-worthy series. One-Click A Spring Paranormal Romance Sampler today! Books included: Touch of Darkness Illusion The Bargain Untamed Silent Predator
The hint of smoke. The flash of flames. When the wildfires burn through our towns, THEY step up to the fireline and risk their lives. Help us honor their bravery and sacrifice in this charity romance anthology. All proceeds benefit Grassroots Wildland Firefighters organization. Fall in love with the heroes of this steamy contemporary romance anthology, including stories by Carina Alyce EmKay Connor LC Taylor Carly Carson Harper Cross D.M. Davis Michelle Edwards Hilary Grossman Karigan Hale Tracy Krimmer D. Lilac Andi MacDowall Allie Marie Ofelia Martinez Lolo Paige CB Samet Heather Scarlett Melanie A. Smith Pandora Snow Stacy Travis And featuring an exclusive story by USA Today Best Selling Author Desiree Holt
Ghosts always remember. Mobsters never forget. Erik Mitchell helped Interpol bust cartels, oligarchs, and spoiled billionaires for art fraud. As an undercover cop, Ben Nolan helped bring down a Newark crime family. Now Erik and Ben have started over in Cape May, leaving their danger-filled jobs behind them, excited about a fresh start and their new relationship. Plans to renovate a historic old theater stir up dangerous ghosts and revive interest in unsolved Mob hits. The curse of a murdered witch strikes a close friend, old movie props reveal clues to long-ago crimes, and a shakedown scheme sends Ben’s cousin running for cover. Time is running out to lift the curse. The Russian Mob wants revenge on Erik, and the Newark Mob is gunning for Ben. A grieving ghost seeks justice. Secrets, lies, and deception unravel in the blink of an eye. Erik and Ben were planning for happily ever after. But unless they can outwit witches, wraiths, and wise guys, they could go down in a hail of gunfire and a blast of dark magic—and see their plans go up in smoke. Blink is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, awesome food trucks, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted theater.
What happens when the past threatens the future Miranda and Jason fought for? Miranda thought she finally had it all -- love and a family. But when a rich and successful ex-lover from her past surfaces, Jason's insecurities flare up. Unable to bear watching Miranda give up her dream because of finances, Jason decides the only way to give her dreams back is to walk away. Fighting through doubts and betrayal, Miranda refuses to surrender Jason -- but will she be able to salvage their love from the wreckage, or is it already too late?
Being vulnerable makes you a target. Pax knows this all too well. He doesn’t want to need a hero, but the green-eyed biker that keeps rescuing him anyway has him sliding into dangerous territory—namely, Mace’s bed. Mace is the Sergeant-at-Arms of the St. Louis Iron Heretics MC—treading through volatile situations is all in a days work. At the end of the day, he knows better than to let his heart rule out over his head, but Pax is an anomaly he can’t shake loose. When a threat returns, taking aim at Pax and disrupting the balance they’ve reached, Mace has to recalibrate his sights, bringing what he truly wants into focus. Unfortunately for them, danger doesn’t always stay dead. Disrupt is the first book in the Iron Heretics MC series. It can be read as a stand-alone and features no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a HEA
From Book 1: Someone is stalking women and murdering them in Key West.
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, theyre formidable. As lovers, they discover that theyre insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case theyre working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killers eyes, can the killer see her?
She’s armed. He’s dangerous. Together, can they stop a killer from tearing a small island community apart? When wise-cracking cozy mystery author, Austin Martell, left his hometown on Whidbey Island for the bright lights of New York, he vowed he would never go back. But some promises are impossible to keep, and when Austin discovers that his mother has suffered a serious accident, he has no choice but to return. Austin soon learns that her accident may be no accident at all, and secrets that were laid to rest after his brother’s tragic death off the coast of Deception Bay, have now begun to surface. Austin finds himself in the center of a real-life murder mystery, when Police Chief Ellie Sharpe uncovers a curious connection between the author and the death of a local businessman. Born and raised on Whidbey and trained as a New York cop, Ellie is smart, and tough, and determined to solve the mystery behind the killing before more people die. Sparks fly as the two pair up to figure out who is responsible for the murder. The closer they come to discovering truth, the more desperate someone is to keep the sins of the past from coming to light. Someone close to Austin harbors a deadly truth. Can Ellie unmask a killer before Austin becomes one more secret buried beneath the waves of Deception Bay?
While Dane and Shana are hired to protect a bride from a Russian arms dealer, will the idea of wedding bells inspire romance between the private-eye partners? Or will the notion of love and marriage scare them more than the threat of a bomb at the church? Protecting a bride from a deadly threat is less dangerous for private investigation partners Dane & Shana than their volatile attraction.
You don't want to mess with these gals! Special Agent Francesca (Award-winning novel) Book #1 – Undercover FBI: Violence, suspense and sizzling romance explode during Francesca’s humorous journey, fighting off the mob! Dr. Sean Collins wants to tame her! Yeah-like that’s gonna happen. Only one thing keeps Francesca motivated. Proving to her mother, the FBI “Snow Queen”, that working undercover is where she belongs. Roll the Dice Book #2 – Vegas Series: This powerful, romantic suspense about two detectives with differing agendas - yet after the same rapist – will grab you and the continuing conflicts will keep you entranced. Kai, the bald-headed, blue-eyed, purse-carrying cowboy tries to wrestle control from his new partner, gorgeous yet grumpy Aurora, but till the shocking end she fights him… and then things really deteriorate. Let it Ride Book #6 – Vegas Series: Lisa Jordan’s life changes drastically after she begins work as a detective in Vegas. Her new female partner is a pit-bull. Her sister passes on and she becomes guardian for her adorable, three-year-old nephew. And she sleeps with a millionaire casino owner who’s kidnapped shortly after. Their steamy one-night-stand forces her to take the case… like she has any choice.
Two different women, one dangerous journey. Which one will survive? Find out in this explosive thriller mystery romance!
Maria-Alejandra Cahill, “Mac” to her friends and family, has the best life: a successful law practice, three beautiful stepdaughters, and a military spouse she couldn’t be more proud of. But not everything is as it seems . . . When a client seeks Mac’s help in leaving her abusive husband, a dangerous family secret rises to the surface. With her perfectly crafted life tearing at the seams, Mac will have to fight for her family or risk being dragged back into the perilous life she fled long ago.
Beth Fisher is madly in love and hopelessly devoted to her married boss. Despite the major obstacle in their way, she’s convinced their love will last a lifetime. With a terminally ill mother and a brother suffering from PTSD, she takes solace in their love affair. She’ll do anything to be his forever. Soon, life-changing events set both women on a collision course that will prove fatal. When the dust settles and lies are exposed, only one life will remain intact.
“The Life She Chose” is a gripping mystery thriller romance that will have you on the edge of your seat, eagerly flipping the pages to read what happens next. If you’re a lover of true crime fiction and high-stakes drama, then this is the perfect book for you.
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, they’re formidable. As lovers, they discover that they’re insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case they’re working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killer’s eyes, can the killer see her?
Book One in Small Town Secrets series
A Prison Wedding
Psychology professor Risa Madsen was too late to stop her little sister from marrying incarcerated serial killer Ed Dryden. But it wasn't until he escaped, and took sister Nikki with him, that the horror really began...
A Promise Broken
Years ago, FBI profiler Trent Burnell gave up a life with Risa to focus on stopping psychopaths. Now a killer Trent helped convict is stalking Risa and terrorizing her sister, and it's up to Trent to take him out. But he can't do it alone...
From nationally bestselling and award-winning author Ann Voss Peterson comes the first in a series of ten standalone novels exploring the world surrounding her popular character Police Chief Val Ryker (Pushed Too Far, Burned Too Hot, Dead Too Soon).
A young woman searching for love.
A sister hoping for a second chance.
A FBI agent who's seen it all before.
A sadistic killer bent on revenge.
LETHAL by Ann Voss Peterson
Love, sex, revenge, murder... welcome to Lake Loyal, Wisconsin.
It’s 1841. Identical twins, Lauren and Sage McCain are born into the upper echelons of Southern society but, through the evil act of a lonely midwife, they are separated at birth. As adults, they have both found love, although they live in completely different worlds. Lauren lives on an affluent ranch and is loved by two brothers–one the father of her child, the other, her husband. One went off to war, leaving his brother to pick up the broken pieces of their lives. Sage has found her soulmate among the Winnebago tribe and cherishes the abiding love from both her husband and children. But the Dakota Uprising in Minnesota has affected her life as much the Civil War has affected Lauren's. Lauren and Sage don’t know the other exists…until Fate steps in twenty years later. Amid the flames of danger and destiny, their lives will be forever changed. +Readers compare these novels to Sara Donati’s WILDERNESS Series + Contains adult language and sexual scenes and is appropriate for adult audiences + This duet contains unforgettable love stories, suspense, surprise conclusions, and happy endings. Read Dark Night of the Moon, Book 2, the conclusion to Moon of the Sleeping Bear
Love~Secrets~Survival Cassie’s story—Her love may heal him, but his secret may destroy her. One terrifying, emotional mission to return a family heirloom sends Cassie on an unexpected search for the person she never knew she needed. Luke is tough, strong, and was once the best cop in town. Until the mob took away the one person he ever wanted. Now he’s trapped in fear over the man he’s become. Cassie wants to bring him redemption, but fears she will never open her heart again. Each is the only one who can understand the other. If they’d just let their walls down.
She needs a hero. He only wants her. As fiction crashes into reality, the lines blur when the hero from the pages of Sage Matthews’ bestselling steamy romance novel, Roark Samuels, emerges to save her from the brink of death. Unbelievably, Sage and Roark come face-to-face with the opportunity to explore their deepest desires by creating their own sinful imaginings but also giving themselves a chance to write their own happily ever after. Can the Hero truly save his Creator, or will this turn into a tragedy instead of the happy ending for their own best seller? ~~~ Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different - more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out ... you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows. Author note * This story was previously published as a standalone title, Best Seller. Advance has been expanded and is now the first book in The Masters of Savoy series. * Advance is a friends-to-lovers mystery romance story with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Each book in the series is standalone with no cliffhanger endings. Books in the series: Advance Negotiation Submission Contract Bound
Black Cat Blues A nightmare waits in the alley . . . Stabbed in an alley behind the Black Cat Blues bar, private investigator Jimmy Daniels clings to life just long enough to tell Maggy Malone a secret. Maggy, a curvy blues singer with a sultry voice and a razor sharp mind is starting her life over after a lousy marriage. Reluctant at first to get involved with a murder, she tells no one the secret. But when the murderer stalks her, she changes her mind. Maggy teams up with Jimmy’s brother, Logan, a handsome suit with a tidy view of life. They figure out the killer is looking for gold buried on Gabriola Island by the notorious, cult-leader Brother XII. The body count rises. Will Maggy catch him? Or will she be his next victim? Black Cat Blues is the first story in the Vancouver Blues series. If you like Indiana Jones and urban noir, you’ll love this story, which combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, captivating and sensual, romantic suspense. If you want adventure and romance in your life, buy Black Cat Blues today. Black Cat Blues An Award Winning Romantic Suspense, set in the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver Blues Suspense Series, Book 1 By Jo-Ann Carson Smart, Sexy Suspense
Suspense. Murder. Sexy Romance. Paranormal. This series has it all. Talented narrator Matt Haynes embodies the tortured soul of Levi Wolfe and the kindred spirit of Trudy Tucker perfectly in this quick-moving, exciting, and steamy first novel in the Mind's Eye series. Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify a murderer in Key West and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, they're formidable. As lovers, they discover that they're insatiable. As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case they're working on. Because if Trudy can see through the killer's eyes, can the killer see her?
They killed my father and now they’re after me. I don’t know what’s going on but I know that I’m next. The only one I can turn to is Jackie.
He’s the type of guy I should be running away from. Jackie’s a professional killer who works for the mafia. The rugged loner only looks after himself. But he’s my only chance of staying alive and avenging my father.
A woman who has everything to lose. The only person who can help her is the man she betrayed years before, the head of the Irish mob. I thought I could betray the Devil of Galway. I was wrong. For two years I was undercover as the lover of the most powerful man in Ireland. The night my betrayal became known he believed I died. Now I’m back and I need his help. I thought I could make a deal with the Devil. I should have known better. My bargain with the Devil will cost me everything. The Bargain is a enemies to lovers romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Contains a desperate woman and the only person who can help her... the ruthless man she betrayed years prior.
Paladin Group Book 1
Still risking their lives…The Paladin Group.
Ginger Odom has sworn to become self-reliant…
Until she is arrested in a small town and framed for the murder of a police officer. Seems everyone in the community wants her behind bars, regardless of the truth, so her aunt enlists the help of the Paladin Group. A t ...
Despite an illustrious career as a top hostage negotiator, Joe Matarazzo is haunted by the past. It was a year ago that three innocent lives were lost under his watch. But Joe isn't the only one who remembers that day. When Joe's exes begin to fall victim to a violent stalker, Joe seeks the help of Laura Birchwood—a lawyer and the woman he once loved. Despite old wounds, Laura agrees to help Joe find out who's framing him. And while they expect to be met with danger, they're unprepared for passion that still burns strong, and their determination to give what was between them a second chance.
Devoted mother Cassie Carter is hard working and dedicated to running her small farm in Georgia. She tends to her home and sickly son daily while her truck driver husband is away on long hauls across the country. Her life and values take a sharp turn when a handsome and intelligent construction worker disrupts her daily routine. Her priorities shift and everything she keeps in her comfort zone is threatened. Damaged romantic Paul Hamilton has a void in his life that leaves him wandering from affair to affair, empty and unfulfilled. He identifies with the haunting poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, yearning to capture an elusive love. One day, in an unexpected place, he discovers the love he is seeking, but she is out of his reach and he runs the risk of irreparably damaging the delicate balance he tries to maintain in his life. In the Duck Springs Affair, Paul and Cassie’s worlds collide and explode. Will what they offer each other sustain and give them what they need out of life and love? Or, are they doomed to suffer the tragic consequences of their decisions as each searches for the perfect love?
Bernie Price has nearly everything a twenty-six-year-old heiress could desire. She has a successful modeling career, a beautiful home, and two doting siblings who are always up for joining her on a crazy and lavish adventure. The only thing missing, a man for her to share her dreams with. Turning to the world of online dating, Bernie can hardly believe her luck upon finding the profile of Martin Day, a handsome and successful businessman who just happens to be moving to her town. Her sister has reservations about the “too good to be true” Martin, but Bernie is determined to make her dreams a reality. The couple clicks instantly and their relationship is on the fast-track to marital bliss, when an unexpected stranger brings unsettling news of her lover’s past. Despite the warnings, Bernie naively continues with her plans to marry Martin. As Bernie’s situation grows increasingly out of control, her zany siblings step in, realizing they are in a race against time to save themselves and put a stop to Martin’s reign of terror, at any cost.
Zahra Foster is good at keeping secrets. But, she’s not the only one… By day Zahra Foster is a high-powered hustler with an enviable career, but when the night falls, she’s tormented by her violent dreams—dreams she hasn’t told anyone about. On Jayce Tohmatsu’s first day as CEO of Mason Corp. the last person he expected to see was Zahra Foster. He recognizes her immediately—he’d recognize her anywhere—but she doesn’t remember him. Unable to resist the magnetic pull between them, Zahra and Jayce embark on an all-consuming and passionate affair—one that is built on love and lies... If you like intriguing plots, strong characters, and sex scenes that will make you blush, then you’ll love the first instalment in Brooke Sivendra’s Soul Series.
From Book 1: An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father shes never met, a man who doesnt even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiance with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes. Craving the chance for real undercover work, she grabs the opportunity to be involved in cleaning up gang corruption in a nasty neighborhood. When she poses as the new owner of a hotel, the deadly-dangerous situation ramps up and shes forced to fight her way from one conflict to the next.
Sean Collins, Psychiatrist and LVPD Profiler, has never known anyone like Francesca Donovan. From first sight, he believes her to be a screwball but her beauty and maddening personality attracts him. Despite her prickly disposition, which gets them into a load of trouble, her rotten driving skills and her constant battles, hes hooked. Once hes roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.
Zack Bartell is a strong, determined Texan who knows what he wants and is willing to fight for it. What he wants most in life is Meredith Courtland and to develop his share of the family's ranching dynasty at Bridleton.
Meri has experienced the deep heartache of a lost love. She’s emotionally wary and unwilling to risk her secure position at Bridleton by having an affair with the incredibly desirable Bartell heir, even though he's a walking, breathing temptation.
When an unidentified stalker tangles their relationship even further, Meri's volunteer work with wounded veterans helps them eliminate the threat and find their much-deserved happiness.
Warning! There is explicit language and sexual content!
Mayor Joshua Steadman's biggest accomplishment is marrying his perfect first lady, Melissa. But when Melissa falls terminally ill and confesses a disturbing secret on the eve of her death, the mayor's life is thrown into chaos. Haunted by an alluring, enigmatic ghost from his past, Joshua must suppress his lust and try to settle down with the perfect, voter-friendly angel. But Joshua's inner demons threaten to ruin everything as he enters into a toxic love triangle with two very different women. Trying to shake the ghost from his past, Joshua soon finds that the only thing he is desperate to escape is the present. Murder, lies, and the ultimate betrayal stalk the mayor's every move, when all he wants to do is stop and smell the roses.
He always gets what he wants. The seasoned seducer, who probably charms the panties off of every woman he meets. Diego is handsome. Arrogant. Dangerous. Far more dangerous than anyone I've ever met. And with one look from across a crowded room he has me; hook line and sinker, I'm his for the night. Diego is not a man to mess with, I know that. I just can't seem to resist his kiss, his touch. But can I trust him with my heart, with my body? I'm being hunted for something I may or may not have seen, and Diego is my only way out of a world of death and destruction. If only I can believe his dark promises.
My husband is the love of my life, that much I'm sure of. But marriages get dull, you know?
So we decided to spice things up by attending a thrilling Halloween-night dinner party at a fancy mansion.
Little did I know it was going to be equal parts murder mystery, escape room, and psychological experiment all rolled into one.
And did I mention my mother shows up unexpectedly?
Yeah, it gets weird.
I enjoy solving puzzles as much as the next guy, but this murder mystery dinner party is over the top.
There are outright orgies abound, ghost brides haunting the house, and did I mention Chloe's mother shows up?
But that's not even when things get strange...leave that to the hooded goons trying to kill us.
Or is the house trying to kill us?
All I know is that I'll never let things get boring with Chloe again if we survive the night.
"Like Grisham and Clancy... this title shines among the genre." -The US Review of Books Espionage. Assassins. Middle East. Homeland meets Syriana in the near future. When the CIA intercepts intelligence on a terrorist attack in Kuwait, Petra Shirazi, a former field agent, comes face to face with the Ahriman, one of Iran's deadliest assassins. Semi-finalist in Publisher's Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction, Ahriman is fast paced suspense from Amazon Bestselling author Puja Guha. The story is led by a strong female protagonist who is pitted against her nemesis. To stop him, Petra must confront her past and the traumatic experience that took her out of the field. Fans of global espionage thrillers like Patriot Games, The Day of the Jackal,and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold will love this character-driven spy novel that takes you all over the world. ****** It was the year when global economies continued to plummet despite analysts' predictions of a turnaround. It was the year when the Kuwaiti National Assembly consisted of the largest Islamic contingent in more than two decades. It was the month when the price of oil plunged to twenty dollars a barrel. It was the month when the Emir of Kuwait dissolved the National Assembly for the thirteenth time in fifteen years. It was the day when the head of the Islamic majority of the Assembly hired an assassin and the CIA intercepted intelligence about a new wave of terrorist attacks. It was the day that would change the face of the Midd ...
Nothing about their love has ever been typical. Filled with passion, Cade and Lecia’s commitment is purely magical. In a world where fantasy and reality collide, Seed on Fire is sure to take you on an unforgettable journey. Kaiden and Alicia Moore, originally from North Carolina, were enjoying a life full of love and passion. As a young, beautiful, and an upwardly mobile professional couple who had made their home in New York City, they were busy balancing their careers with the demands of a new marriage which as fate would have it, included an unexpected bundle of joy. They got pregnant on their honeymoon and so began their adventure in this novel, a sexy, suspense romance of a multi-cultural couple with elements of fantasy that is also the prequel to the novel The Fire God Tour. Their relationship will forever be changed by a series of nightmarish events that threaten their love and the life of their unborn child. Will their commitment to each other be enough to cope with the challenges? Come and join them on their journey of joys, fears, and excitement awaiting the birth of their son, Miles Aridio Moore.
A shooter’s sudden attack compels Navy SEAL Garrett Flynn to block the bullet aimed at a beloved movie star’s heart. When Garrett takes the job as her bodyguard, he vows to protect her from harm. But he doesn’t expect to fall in love. Marlene Parks struggles to the top in Hollywood but with a heavy heart. Her father and older brother died in battle, family losses that shaped her life. She vows not to get involved with a military man, so falling for her SEAL bodyguard is out of the question. The dangers from the killer’s attempts on Marlene’s life draw her closer to Garrett. When desire fills her heart, she must decide if love is worth the risk. Yet Garrett has a dark secret that may be the clue to why Marlene is a target. But if he reveals the truth, it could destroy their future together. Don’t miss this powerful, suspenseful military romance!
Stealing back her necklace was easy. Keeping it is an entirely different problem. Evie's life changed irrevocably the night her grandmother's ruby pendant was brutally taken. Ten years later the chance to hold it once more is too much to resist. But posing as the future wife of the man she vowed to hate forever wasn't part of the plan. When fate places the woman he once loved back in his arms, Raph doesn’t hesitate to take advantage. Now he has Evie exactly where he wants—embroiled in his lies and back in his bed. Retribution has never felt so good… Until Evie’s past catches up. Set in the glamorous South of France, Stealing Hearts is a standalone, suspenseful romance featuring a sinfully sexy hero, a fake fiancée, and a genuine HEA.
… The forgotten envelope was like the proverbial can of worms… now that she had opened it, she knew the past would come crawling out, one slimy piece at a time…
Photojournalist Kenzie Reese has spent the past eight years trying to forget her past. Now the Mafia is looking for her father and thinks kidnapping Kenzie will bring him out of hiding. Little do they know what a dysfunctional family she comes from! After a miserable and lonely childhood - lived on the run in a dozen towns across the country, using a dozen different names – Kenzie has made a new life for herself that does not include her parents.
The forgotten envelope plunges Kenzie into the middle of a political and financial conspiracy. Coded clues and a mysterious key force her to recall the painful puzzle of her past. Each discovery leads to more questions and more changes… and Kenzie hates changes!
Now is definitely not the time to be falling in love, especially with straight-laced Travis Merka. She and the Texas Ranger have nothing in common. She's a free spirit, he's all about rules.
But there are no rules as they follow the twisted trail of secrets that leads them from Colorado and Wyoming, into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Full of surprises and vivid scenery, Kenzie's story is a great stand-alone or the perfect extension of The Girl from Her Mirror. This popular Kindle series is filled with mysterious danger and sexy delight, while remaining a clean r ...
For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body. Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.
Six months ago, Siobhan Cantrell’s world was changed forever by a sniper’s bullet. The incident transformed her from a secure confident woman to a recluse, afraid to leave her own home. When her friends urge her to re-enter the world of the living, they suggest Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand dating service. Nervous, she signs up and learns the company is renown for in-depth background checks and safe encounters. So, how dangerous could it be? Sergeant Bobby Martin has witnessed Madame Eve’s magic firsthand. His teammate found true love through her service. Still a skeptic but giving in to peer pressure, the Air Force Pararescueman signs himself up. When he meets Siobhan, his doubts fly out the window—unfortunately bullets start flying in them. Determined to protect her from a sniper that won’t give up, Bobby vows to keep her safe. As their chemistry ramps up, so does the sniper’s attempts. Can Bobby keep Siobhan alive, or will the killer catch them in his sights?
Bridget Boggs carries a lot of guilt over what happened to Alex Ross and his family. She had been good friends with the Ross boys until her greedy father lost part of the Ross family’s savings in a pyramid scheme. He went to jail, and Bridget and her family changed their names and went into hiding. Bridget imagines that Alex and his brothers feel just as betrayed as she does by her father’s criminal acts. When she meets Alex again as a young hacker and the owner of a White Hat Security, he has something more important to talk about than her father’s transgressions. A million dollars has been stolen from his company, and Alex needs Bridget’s help to track down the culprit. Alex has certainly grown up since they last met. The man looks like a Greek god, and Bridget can’t help but be attracted to him. As she digs deeper into the theft from Ross Enterprises, Bridget doesn’t need any more distractions. This is a more dangerous job than either Bridget or Alex expected. The thief is willing to go to incredible lengths to evade the police, and the two amateur sleuths may find themselves caught in the crossfire. This is a fast paced novella.
A virgin librarian with hot-chick potential, the conflicts in her story won’t let you put the book down. Be prepared for an all-nighter...
She watches the mob kill her twin and is too frozen by fear to stop them. How can she live with that cowardice eating away at her self-respect? Revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. Though she’s naive, she isn’t stupid. When she finds a stash of loot in her brother’s gym locker, she has the means.
Now all she needs is the guts to make every one of those low-life gang members pay.
People might think detectives are hard-assed cops with no home life, but Trace McGuire has a dying mom he loves fiercely. Already stressed over his personal problems, he takes a bullet for a virgin beauty hiding while mobsters shoot her brother.
This chick draws out every protective instinct he thought had disintegrated over years on the job and he becomes invested – in her hot body, her plans for retaliation and her fighting spirit.
Helpless, he watches her enter the seedy underworld that’ll eat her alive.
Then he sees her fight.
And wonders if they’ll survive her.
Mistaken by chance for a missing princess, Tricia is caught up in a tangle of excitement and danger while hiding her hopeless love for Cordillera’s crown prince. Will the public believe her as the princess as she helps him hunt his missing cousin on the Isle of Capri?
Can she win the heart of Prince Lawrence, who’s destined by custom to marry a titled lady?
Twice, Senior Airman Jason Moore let The Fixer, a maniacal bomber who’s fixated on destroying the Pararescue team, slip through his fingers. Last time, he was the hero for holding the killer captive. Now, he’s the goat for letting the guy escape…again. He’s got it bad…. Every member on the team has found love through Madame Eve, but Jason dreams of hooking up with the sexy FBI agent who stormed in with a warrant for his laptop. He can’t get the curvy Black-Irish federal agent—or the Glock she pointed in his face—out of his thoughts. Ghost, Bobcat, Diz, and Raven, they all say she’s out his league. Handing him Madame Eve’s card, they tell him he needs to get his head out of his...well, you know, and back in the game. Fine, Madame Eve it is. She’s got it bad.... Special Agent Flynn Carmody has been focused on her career since the day she joined the Bureau. She doesn’t have time for the picket fence, 2.4 kids, or the minivan...or, for that matter, falling in love. She spends every waking moment keeping the country safe. When her partner comments that she’s wound so tight she just might just pop and suggests a one-night stand, she decides he may be right. A single encounter of hot, sweaty, no-strings-attached sex might help relieve her pent-up stress and help her focus on getting her career back on track. Everything’s going bad.... When Jason and Flynn at last meet, passion explodes—along with almost everything else around them. The Fixer has plans for the coupl ...
Widowed, shop keeper, and transplanted Texan Jessica Allen fights to protect the green in the New Hampshire town of Tidbury, settled by her late husband’s family. New Hampshire of the beautiful fall leaves, picturesque Christmases, and sometimes brutal winters. She’s angry to learn developers plan to use Worley Construction, a company she holds responsible for her husband’s death. When a member of the board of selectmen is murdered, family and friends encourage Jessica to run for the seat. Will threats force her to compromise her principles? Developer Jeff Hudson wants to build a retirement center on the Tidbury Green. Despite Jessica’s opposition, he believes he can convince her of the need for the center and that its place on the green will leave plenty of room for all of the town’s activities. But has he partnered with an unsafe builder? How much money will he lose if he breaks the contract to please Jessica? Her position on the board of selectmen may cause a conflict of interest and force them apart. Will more people have to die to save the green? Will Jessica be forced to compromise to find her second chance at love?
"The Woods is a sexy, small-town murder mystery that’s guaranteed to resonate with fans of Nora Roberts and Karin Slaughter." -Best Thrillers A year after her sister’s death, Archeologist and part-time neurotic, Dr. Katie Somers returns to the sleepy, southern town of Berry Springs to sell her childhood home. She’d planned to be in and out in less than a week, but a chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns her perfectly crafted world upside down. Army Ranger Jake Thomas only has one shot at a position with the FBI, even if that means concealing his true identity from those closest to him. As he tries to focus on the mission at hand, Berry Springs is rocked by two gruesome murders and it isn’t long before he and Katie become entangled in the killer’s web, while becoming suspects themselves by the prickly Chief of Police, David McCord. As their attraction begins to sizzle, so does the danger when Katie stumbles onto new details about her sister’s death, leading her down a dangerous path. A path she should’ve never stepped onto…
An island castle in Cornwall, family secrets, a kilt-wearing chef, and a historical legend cook up a deliciously magical, heartwarming, and suspenseful new love story from the award-winning author of Compulsion and Lake of Destiny.
Emma Larsen's mother may have been a best-selling romance novelist, but her own track record with relationships was a darker story. Emma no longer believes in fairy tales or happily-ever-afters. But when her best-friend Treave proposes suddenly after the funeral, she agrees to accompany him to a wedding at his family's island castle in Cornwall to try to see him as more than a friend.
She falls in love with the wild, granite Cornish coast, a world rich with history, hauntings, and ancient superstitions. The failed romance of Tristan and Isolde hangs over the island and the lost abbey bell is said to ring when wishes will come true. But as tragedy rocks the small community with a tradition of lifesaving that goes back a thousand years, it is family and courage that keeps everyone together, and a handsome Scottish chef with a turbulent past and secrets he holds close is increasingly the one who draws Emma close as danger swirls around them.
Caught between the two men and her own conscience, Emma discovers that the roots of childhood fears run deep. And sometimes, the people we've known the longest are the ones we don't know at all.
A timeless stand-alone romance in the Celtic Lege ...
Ex-Olympic wrestler and reclusive billionaire artist Aristides Stavros has one mission—to rescue his sister, a popular tattoo artist from the old enemy who has kidnapped her. But at every turn, he is confronted by anthropologist Melissa Dermot. Is she just an innocent girl in over her head, or is she working for the international crime boss holding his sister? Only one thing is certain--when Ari holds the beautiful Asian-American in his arms, questions of guilt and innocence fade against an undeniable fiery attraction. But can their wild passionate love survive the tangled web of long-buried secrets, intentional deceit, and murderous revenge that lie just beneath the surface?
Lacey Jordan is expecting dinner, and hopefully, an engagement announcement. Not her own, of course. After two serious screw-ups, she’s all but sworn off relationships. When she arrives at her father’s house to celebrate his future happiness though, he’s nowhere to be found. As the hours pass, the worst scenarios Lacey’s mind can conjure send her rushing into action. However, reality proves even more frightening as she discovers that her father’s recent scientific breakthrough is one that people would kill for. To make matters worse, the source of the information is the one person she’d hoped to never see again. Caleb Mansfield, her father’s former protégé and her former lover, needs Lacey’s cooperation, and the very trust he’d stolen years before. But Lacey can’t be certain if Caleb’s working with her or against her. Running out of time, she has nowhere else to turn. As the trail leading to her father narrows, Lacey becomes a target, risking her life to save him. Too late, she understands that with Caleb back in her life, she’s risking her heart as well.
Jackson Stiles is used to having bad days, but they’ve been especially bad since a certain tabloid reporter seems to have it out for him. Emma Green doesn’t mean any harm. She simply sees it as her duty to report the misdeeds of certain Private Detectives who charge too much in a society where people need more superheroes and less villains; something even Jackson has convinced himself he deserves to be called, deep in his gut. When the two of them realize they’re investigating the same suspicious circumstances, Emma makes Jackson an offer he only wishes he could refuse. But can the man who trusts no one allow the one woman he can’t stand help him get to the bottom of a murder he feels responsible for? Exposed and unsure, these two unexpected allies come together to unmask the mysteries cloaked in plain sight while uncovering secrets within each other. A lost soul and a seeker of truth travel down the road to redemption and discover more than they bargained for. Warning: this book contains strong language, sex, lies, conspiracy, murder, and sarcastic banter between characters.
Savannah Santos is on the run. She fled everything she ever knew to follow her career dreams. But she wasn’t expecting her new roommate to be her dream guy. For Cooper Quin, being any girl’s dream man is nothing new, but he’s determined to stay exactly that: a dream. His focus is on killing it in the brutal MMA ring. But his sexy new roommate is nothing like one of his usual one-night stands. With her, it feels safe to let his guard down.
With the aid of an inexplicable super-power, he's determined to conquer any hurdles to gain back his freedom. Except one hot mess of an obstacle he can't get around. An attack leaves thousands of Americans dead or with diminished brain function. As the government seizes control, order is restored but freedom is taken and the nation is quarantined. For genius hacker Riley, that lack of freedom is not acceptable. When he develops a bad-ass ability to manipulate electricity, he sets out to use that power to gain control. A murder and the discovery of a strange machine force Riley to team up with Danika, an enigmatic woman with her own freaky power. Death and danger shadow the pair. With each of them following their own agenda but compelled to work together, they search for answers.
Second in the Racing Hearts Series: Another helter-skelter fast-paced read. The story zips along dragging us in its wake. Petite Susan Jones has to learn to trust her feelings, her man, her judgment. He must untangle himself from the undercurrents of desires which threaten to drown him, his career, his future. She is hiding something. Thrown together in the dangerous world of car rallying, They are magnetically drawn to each other. Who is the real Susan? Is she too beautiful, too wealthy, too talented to be true? Can Conor (undercover) read the signs, unravel the mystery. Who is using the sport to smuggle drugs on a massive scale? Is Sue involved? What is the Ice Queen's secret? The action moves from Ireland to Wales to The Isle of Man, Belgium, and Corsica as they try to make sense of the twisting roads they travel. What lies ahead is dangerous to health and heart. Will love survive the plotting and scheming? Ruth Gowan paints a believable portrait of the characters and the obstacles they strive to overcome.
Be careful who you trust... Katy Dalton needs her money back, but Bruno has stopped answering his phone and bad things start to happen. Brett Rome is frustrated. The last thing he wants is to leave a promising career in hockey to come home and run his ailing father’s trucking company. What he discovers is a company teetering on the very edge of bankruptcy and a young woman demanding the return of her money. But danger lurks in the form of Bruno's dubious associates. What secret are they hiding and why are they willing to kill Katy? Can Brett put this broken picture back together, and is Katy part of the solution or the problem?
Which is harder, trusting someone with your heart or your life?
Morgan Kennedy is a woman with responsibilities, a lot of them. Since her father’s heart attack she’s taken over the management of the family’s jewelry store and upcoming annual charitable fundraiser. Still feeling the sting from a recent breakup, she has buried herself in work and is unaware that someone has been following her. When an accidental encounter causes her stalker to emerge from the shadows, she needs a bodyguard.
Shawn Randall fled Los Angeles and a career providing protection for the rich and famous to start again in Phoenix. He’s seen it all and has one unbreakable rule; never get emotionally involved with a client. Learning that lesson almost cost him all he held dear. However, this assignment may deliver more than he’s bargained for. Protecting Morgan may be the easy part safe guarding his heart just may turn out to be the toughest assignment he’s ever had.
When Emily Drury takes a job as legal counsel for an import-export company, she does it because she needs to get away to safety.
Joe Tanner counts himself lucky. He’s charmed a successful big city lawyer into heading up the legal department of his rapidly expanding business. But why would a beautiful woman who could easily make partner in a high profile law firm give it all up to come to Bonnie? As Joe realizes she has become essential to his happiness, his first reaction is to protect her. But he doesn't know the whole story.
Can Emily trust him enough to divulge her secret? And will he learn what he needs to know in time to stop the avalanche that's gaining speed as it races down the hill toward her?
With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds, the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not...
Helpless to resist the siren's song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous waters on a mad Russian oligarch's yacht, while Rose throws caution to the wind and rushes headlong into the arms of a beautiful, dangerous ...
Kansas, 1850. Hannah knows one thing the moment she enters Fort Leavenworth—she's arrived in Hell. But inside is the means to a new life, a position as a scout on a wagon train bound for the Western Territories. All she has to do is convince the wagon master, Paden Callahan, she's the right person for the job.
After his wife was murdered by the Comanche, Paden let his work as a Texas Ranger consume him. Now he wants nothing more than to disappear into the West. Unfortunately, the one man he can't refuse has asked him to guide a wagon train across thousands of miles of Indian land. But Paden's greatest challenge turns out to be Hannah, a woman his heart won't allow him to ignore even though she was raised by an enemy he hates.
On a trail full of danger, will he guide her to heaven or hell?
When Avri Lawrence’s high school sweetheart leaves her to enlist in the military, she nurses a broken heart. When Dillon returns four years later, their attraction to each other is stronger than ever, but life’s experiences has changed them. When her life is threatened she’s not sure he’ll come to her rescue or like what he finds. She has secrets and she’s not ready to share. Dillon Davidson wants to advance in his military career but didn’t plan on having to kill so many people to do so. On a Special Opps mission he’s captured and tortured for eighteen long months. After his escape, he ends his four-year career in deception. He wants to start over with his soul mate, Avri in Saddle Creek, Wyoming. But are there too many years of separation, too many secrets, and too many memories between them for them to overcome?
The residents of Rosehill Home for Gentlefolk have their peaceful, but tedious, lives overturned when recently bereaved Frank Chambers arrives. He immediately becomes the target of the wealthy, statuesque doyenne Joan Holloway-Potts-Jones who plots to make him her fifth husband. Frank is flabbergasted when he discovers his first love Dulcie Dooley is also living at Rosehill. His joy at finding her after fifty years is soon overshadowed by Joan’s insistence that she saw him first and that Dulcie must be eliminated. At first the pranks are comedic, but they soon develop a sinister undercurrent as Joan becomes increasingly determined to wrench the bewildered Frank away from Dulcie. When Joan finds Viagra in Frank’s pocket she assumes they’re for her and announces a night of passion. When he doesn't turn up, she flies into a jealous rage, throwing crockery at Dulcie’s door and wreaking havoc in Frank’s bedroom. The next morning, to the amusement of the other residents who’ve been placing bets since the start, she accuses Dulcie of trying to steal her man. When Dulcie announces that her daughter, Stella, is Frank’s Joan collapses with a heart attack and anaphylactic shock. Her only fan, the diminutive besotted Samuel Bristowe convinces her that Frank tried to poison her. Joan’s hold over Major Longley, the gay superintendent of the home, enables her to get away with her shenanigans but Frank’s infidelity sends her into a paranoid frenzy when he and Dulcie announce their futur ...
Annie Campbell has made a good life for her young son in the mountain town of Tidal Falls. She's dating the sheriff, owns a successful business, and has the support of the community. So why isn't it quite enough? Jared Martin left Tidal Falls a hotheaded youth. Eight years in the military has turned him into a cynical, disillusioned man. Then he returns home and finds out he's a father. When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in the small town, can Jared overcome the odds to protect the woman he's always loved and the child he never knew? Or will it be too late for a second chance?
Surprised into hiding in a men's room stall at work, Angie Peterson, owner of the Dunk and Run Coffee Shoppe, overhears two men talking about killing someone named Alastair Honeybun. Picturing a frail, helpless old Englishman, Angie rushes to warn him. There's only one, small problem, Alastair Honeybun is six foot two inches of yummy man, who's perfectly capable of taking care of himself. But when the thugs show up while Angie's still there, they soon figure out they'll need to take care of each other.
Texas Hill Country, 1879. Who is Eldorado Jane? Long-lost friend or scheming superstar?
Plain Jane Dority vanished while riding in a storm beside her childhood best friend. 18 years later, Wild West trick-riding superstar Eldorado Jane returns to claim her birthright: the Dority homestead now owned by the steadfast Texan who never forgot Jane or forgave himself for her disappearance.
Lewis Adams would give anything to see his friend come home, but he's certain Eldorado Jane isn't his Jane. So why does this mesmerizing woman—with the talent and fame to have anything she desires—want the remote patch of land that he loves? There's only one way to find out: accept a wager with a deceiver who holds the power to bring back his friend or break his heart. The outcome rests in her hands. Or does it?
Friendship. Betrayal. Blackmail. Eldorado Jane holds every card... except the one that matters most.
He likes control and order. She refuses to be controlled. With his family history, Robert Farrell has faced his fair share of problems. Lucky for him, he's never been confronted with a problem he can't solve. And when someone starts manipulating his business deals and threatening the people in his life, Robert realizes it's time to gain control and take over. But when he can't control the sexy and mysterious tour guide who refuses his protection, Robert knows that it's up to him to convince her--one way or another. There is no way in Hell Malia Martin will be controlled by anyone--especially not by a Farrell, of all people. Destroying her childhood was all it took for Malia to despise the entire Farrell family--Robert included. The only thing she wants from the irresistible billionaire is distance--a great deal of distance. The only problem is: someone is threatening Malia after her one not-so-innocent encounter with Robert on the beach. Leave it to a Farrell to have a stalker--a stalker that's after her now. As Robert and Malia vie for the upper hand, their enemy closes in. Will the alpha tame the independent woman or will he die trying?
Jake Preston is on borrowed time. If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him with each breath he takes.
Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead. She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for. A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else. Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny. His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into. Her only solace is at the bottom of a ...
Gigi, Ellen, Lilly… three women so desperate to change their lives that they turn to the mysterious Dr. Kite, who offers them an implant that can control their mind. Will Gigi find her true love? Can Ellen’s miraculous, sudden weight loss bring her romance and self-respect? Can Lilly put her bitter divorce behind her? They’re willing to risk it all to find the happiness they’ve always searched for. But sometimes your deepest desire can become your worst nightmare.
...AND THE KILLER HAD NO FACE…
Lara Radburn arrives minutes after a crime is committed. She finds her renter, Crystal Mar, a local artist, dead. She has been bludgeoned by one of her own works in progress…the sculpture of a fierce lion. Her four-year-old daughter, Karma, has disappeared. In a frantic search through the surrounding woods, Lara encounters a stranger who helps her find Crystals child. But she soon discovers that Dane Lanford is the man who has taken her late brothers role as head of the local art retreat, a place shrouded in rumors and mystery, and has ties to Crystal through her artwork. To the traumatized child, the face of the killer has merged with that of the stone lion, so she can identify no one. Lara suspects charming Dane Lanford may be Karmas father…and a cold-blooded killer.
Eight years after she left, the holidays have brought Hailey Lambert back to--Caseville Michigan--the small town she couldn't wait to flee. Just months after her mother's death, her siblings want to put their father in a nursing home and rent out the family farm. Nate Jenkins--the high school crush she left behind the day after they acted on their mutual attraction--is the prospective tenant is Nate. Nate tried to leave small town behind too. That was the plan they both had, but life dealt him a different hand of cards to play. He's now back in Caseville, raising his daughter, and running his family's diner. Leasing the Lambert farm is the only way he can get his daughter the horse she desperately needs and has been prescribed as therapy for her speech disorder The only thing standing in the way is Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying goodbye. Can they get over all that's unspoken between them?
What happens when the very beautiful and sexy Maria Brooks, now Elena Johnson, a woman hiding out in Provence, France, from the California legal authorities, meets Jordan Kramer, a handsome art theft detective from Los Angeles? He's looking for stolen California paintings reportedly for sale in Provence. She's trying to stay under the radar. Both share a love of food and wine. Will Jordan find Pierre, the French chef who's suspected of being the art theft? And who are those young Afghan girls hiding out in his parents' home? If you liked Dianne Harman's award-winning novel, Blue Coyote Motel, you don't want to miss Coyote in Provence. Great mystery, wine, food, and art in romantic Provence.
Welcome to Adams Grove…where wrongs are righted with just desserts. Luck abandoned Brooke Justice during her nasty divorce. Desperate to escape her malicious ex-husband, she relocated to the small town of Adams Grove, Virginia. When someone breaks into her new house, she suspects her ex bears the blame for the crime. With no evidence and little help from the police, she asks a private investigator to take her case—a private investigator whose sexy broad shoulders and stunning blue eyes make her question her decision to swear off relationships forever. Mike Hartman fled Adams Grove when a devastating loss left his heart in pieces. After years overseas in the military, he’s finally returned home, determined to start anew as a private investigator. Then Brooke walks into his office, awakening something he hasn’t felt in years. Can they both move on…into each other’s arms? Or will the pain of the past—and the dangerous threat lurking in the present—destroy their new beginning?
I moved to the mountains to get away. Just a small cabin tucked into the hills, it was perfect. I needed some solitude after a rough stint in the military. It changed me, and I needed some time to reflect. Now my demons and the big city are just tiny dots in the rearview mirror. Small town life was good...then she came along. Trouble in a tight dress, and I’m a sucker for trouble. I should have known better. I should have stayed away. But once she got those legs wrapped around me, and I tasted those sweet, succulent lips, I knew I was never going to let her go. Rugged is a standalone romance with a healthy dose of steam, with no cheating, no cliffhangers and a guaranteed happily ever after.
Ella Green is looking forward to some time off from her stressful job. Soaking up the sun with her toes in the sand is a hell of a lot less dangerous than chasing down bad guys and dodging bullets on the regular.But when a wealthy resident of the small town she’s ended up in approaches her with a unique problem he’d like her to handle, saying no isn’t as easy as Ella thought it would be.
Will her standard alias and quick wit get the job done and still leave her time to relax? Or will she have to work a little harder to earn the money this time?
Part of the Summers in Seaside series releasing Summer of 2022!
Welcome to Summers in Seaside! A small town located along the Oregon Coast and home of the Seaside Festival. This brand new series of short contemporary romance stories will be filled with sun, sand and summer adventures that will tug at your heartstrings. This series will give you a taste of eighteen new stories in a shared world. Each book will be a stand-alone story that will include crossovers connecting some of their characters and settings.
Participating authors include: Amanda Shelley Amy Stephens Barb Shuler & KA Graham C.L. Collier Cassandra Cripps Cata Ree Denise Wells Ellie Isaacson Faith Ryan Jami Denise Jo Richardson Mel Walker Michelle B Monica Misho-Grems Rebecca Gallo Shannon O’Connor S.L. Sterling Tina Gallagher
Nikki Garcia, former international fraud auditor turned private investigator is assigned to a job in Mexico—a country where private eyes are outlawed—to find a missing child, Bibi Lombardi. Bibi’s parents have been fighting over custody and suspect each other of kidnapping the child. It promises to be an easy case until an irreverent, pot-smoking, bag lady provides an eye-witness account of the girl’s abduction. Nikki dives into danger as she joins a group of treacherous human traffickers, or “coyotes”, and follows them through abandoned silver mines and barren deserts while the criminals transport their victims toward the U.S. border. To complicate matters, Nikki’s fiancé fears for her life if she continues her search and he starts his own dangerous, high-stakes rescue mission. A reviewer wrote, “The action is so fast-paced readers never has a chance to catch their breath until the very end. Nikki is engaging and realistic, and I loved following right alongside her throughout the action. With bad people working on several sides, it is hard to figure out how this story is going to end until the actual end. Clues are given, but the plot keeps twisting and turning so reader will have to wait until the last chapter to know for sure who the bad guy is.”
Monster: Hidden away from society by his criminal father, there lives a man who has never entered the outside world. Now, having taken over his father’s business, he has all the money and power he could dream of, yet still he refuses to let himself be viewed by the rest of society. Lily: Traumatised by an event in her past, Lily Drayton has a phobia of being touched. Though she helps people externally with her skills as a laser therapist, she refuses to let anyone in, emotionally or physically. When Lily is kidnapped on the way home from work one evening, she discovers she’s not the only person who keeps themselves cut off from the rest of the world. Defaced: A man owns her now—a man both dangerous and enigmatic. Drawn by his dual beauty and hidden pain, he awakens something inside her, something she believed was long dead. Brought to a room without windows, she’s given an impossible task: to make her owner acceptable to the outside world. Can altering his face change who he is as a man, or is he truly a monster, both inside and out?
The number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues it’s “breathtakingly original” journey. Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown. To add to the tension, Hurricane Francis, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Francis but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath. Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries -- the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future.
"USA Today best-selling author Taylor Lee does it again! JARED, Prequel Novella, kicks off Lee's provocative new series, The Justice Brothers. The Justice Brothers are dedicated to stamping out injustice in whatever form it appears. The four powerful men who are as well known for heating up the sheets as they are for keeping the peace makes for some very interesting reading."
As passion flairs in the jungle's torrid heat, a murderer lurks. And, in a battle of wits that puts lives on the edge, can anyone be trusted? Leading a scientific excursion into the Borneo rain forest is a dream for entomologist, Savannah Cole. But when her guide turns up headless, it becomes a nightmare as soon they are lost.
So, when a half-naked man emerges from nowhere, running isn't an option. They need help.
Raised in the lush cradle of the Borneo jungle, Aidan is as unconventional as the fact that he has no last name. And, as a PI, he can't ignore the mystery surrounding this group. In a bid for answers, he leads them on a convoluted trek finding himself in a clash of wills with their alluring leader and answers that slide dangerously close to the tribe he loves and a danger that no one imagined.
THREE Romantic Suspense BESTSELLING And AWARD-WINNNING Books • In Sheila Kell’s passionate novels of heat, desire, and suspense, prepare to meet the hot-bodied men of Hamilton Investigation & Security (HIS) as they do whatever it takes to protect the women who have stolen their hearts. Box Set includes: HIS DESIRE, HIS CHOICE, HIS RETURN
from USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Queen Book 4 in the Beachcomber Investigations Series This summer's heat wave on Martha's Vineyard is breaking records--and so is the crime wave. A rash of jewel thefts creates a demand for more security than the police can handle. Shana insists that Beachcomber Investigations take a case to protect the Gable's jewels because she's desperate for the big fee from their rich client. Dane will do almost anything to keep her happy--and to keep her with him on the island. Almost anything. But the case turns dangerous when a dead body turns up and they find their ruthless old enemies are behind the thefts. Dane has to decide how far he'll go to catch the thieves--and how far he'll go to keep his partnership with Shana.
A luxurious retirement home set in the wild and woolly rainforest of North Queensland is hit by a category 5 cyclone, but as luck would have it, the survivors of a road accident are there to lend a hand. As the disasters mount, the elderly residents must leave their Home and the only place they can go to is the one they escaped from ten months earlier. How will they be received? Suspense mounts as strange behaviour pushes residents into defence mode, and an evangelical 'saviour' does nothing to allay fears of wrong-doing. Is it all a con or have they been sent yet another healing angel?
Solving crimes and chasing bad guys is what Cassie Hart does best ... on paper. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect to do it in reality. Sean Hedley and Neil Armstrong both have ulterior motives for trekking into a rainforest with Cassie. Bullets fly and she is left with partial amnesia, wondering who is friend and who is foe. But who is she, and why would someone want her dead?
New recruit Anika Washington is desperate to prove herself.
A "zero" in the parlance of U.N.I.T., the counterterrorism agency that recruited her, she's training hard to succeed at her first mission and avoid becoming a "dead zero." Or, even worse for her, to avoid being kicked out of the agency. Anika wants--no, needs--a place to belong. Growing up an orphan has left its scar that she was never good enough to be chosen. She will do whatever it takes to make the agency choose her, keep her.
An added incentive is Gianni Brambilla, the gorgeous and enigmatic Level 3 agent who has taken a special interest in Anika. It's "go time" for the two agents as they undertake a dangerous mission at a black-tie gala. Armed with high-tech spy gadgets and quick thinking, the two of them will need to rely on each other to ensure their mission's success, or else.
A boy-band heart throb. A violent kidnap. A female cop’s daring rescue. A spark to fire the passion of love.
When Sergeant Sophia Castellana stumbles into an international terrorist attack, things are not as they seem. Global forces beyond her grasp sweep her up into an audacious scheme to re-unite a world in chaos Superstar Charles Gonin wants his rescuer Sophia by his side, as his bodyguard… and more!
He has a valuable secret that makes him a target for those in control. Power and celebrity beckon. Betrayal and violence threaten every move as events unfold in the city of Paris. The adoration of this far younger man and the infatuation of a charismatic French woman seduce her into a blur of inappropriate love and infinite danger. Her brute courage and loving woman's heart confront ruthless enemies who offer no second chances.
She knows the streets, she knows her power as a lover but can a cougar relationship ever work? Can she, dare she seize the prizes before her? Will a world offer her the choice?
“Steamy Emma Calin holds nothing back to bring you her juicy mix of cops, crime, and passion, with a large side-order of French satire sauce.”
Seduction of Crowns, another stand-alone Seduction Series suspense romance novel. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, Kendra Elliot and Allessandro Torre you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in fast-paced, pulse ...
Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim. With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.
“Of course, no matter where in the world she was, she could never have stayed hidden, not as long as he was willing to kill innocent people until he found her. The question was, had he stopped killing people, or was she next on his list?” --Robin Patchen, award winning author of Finding Amanda and Twisted Lies. About CONVENIENT LIES: She married her enemy… When investigative journalist Reagan McAdams discovers her new husband is part of an international crime family, she flees Paris with their newborn and returns to her childhood home in New Hampshire, where she’ll gather her inheritance before she disappears forever. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her son from his criminal father. He never quit loving her. Brady Thomas discovers Rae is back and in trouble, and he’s going to protect her and her son, whether she wants his help or not. The death toll rises. But when Rae’s husband starts killing people to smoke her out, she has to decide what—and who—she’ll have to sacrifice to save her son.
After staring down the wrong end of a gun, not once, but twice, all Patty Harmon had wanted was to have a little fun. She’d spent most her life taking care of everyone else but herself. And while she had a plan for her life, she hadn’t yet started to live her life. So, when the aloof, distant, and emotionally unavailable New York State Trooper Reese McGinn takes an interest in her, she’s all in…for the moment. When the moment is over, they go their separate ways and Patty can get back to her life plan. But once again, that plan is interrupted when Patty finds herself pregnant. She’ll let Reese back in for the sake of the child, but can she keep Reese from stealing her heart?
New York State Trooper Reese McGinn has been haunted by his late mothers confession and the secret she still took to her grave. For the last seven years, he’s done nothing but move from job to job and town to town, vowing to never put down roots. But when his summer fling with Patty Harmon ends with a child on the way, he decides that its time to forget the past. Only the past doesn’t want to forge him and a deadly secret rises from the grave, thr ...
If I fail, millions will die at the hands of Big Oil.
Ever since I announced my $50 million-dollar anti-fracking campaign, they're aiming to shut me up for good. But I won't relent.
And now that I'm being targeted by a rogue sniper, this pretty little brunette detective is my self-appointed bodyguard?
Please, I'm loaded! I've got plenty of security...but maybe I don't have enough protection for my heart because I'm falling for her.
I can't allow my newfound affections for her slow me down and I refuse to let a price on my head get in the way of such important work.
I never expected to fall in love on the job, least of all with the man I'm investigating.
But the more I'm around Jack, the more I'm beginning to fall for him, for his charisma, his determination...and his body.
Problem is, he's the prime suspect in my homicide investigation.
He's also number one on Big Oil's hit list and it's up to me to protect him - to be his guardian angel - whether he likes it or not.
I can't let my feelings cloud my judgment or we'll both end up dead.
Guardian Angel Guardian Angel is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
Emilia Draper commits to saving a dying girl, but an enemy vows to stop her. Emilia’s younger sister died of a rare disease, a loss she feels deeply. She’s devoted her biotech career to finding the cure. Yet on the verge of delivering a new drug to save a girl’s life, a vicious enemy will kill to block her from achieving her goal. Can she deliver the cure for a rare childhood disease, before her enemy kills her? Ex-SEAL Jonathan Hawkins Turner, known as Hawke, owns a protection company. Emilia is a close friend from his past. When her life is threatened, he vows to protect her and calls on the strength of his team. He risks all to rescue Emilia and save a child’s life. Deadly harm surrounds Emilia and a young girl’s life hangs by a thread. As danger closes in, Hawke’s possessive side surges. He hadn’t expected to lose his heart. But in this steamy friends-to-lovers romance, he is in deep. Can Hawke rescue the woman he loves and save the life of a child?
Cursed in some ways and blessed in many others, his psychic ability keeps Mike from having the loving family he’s always wanted. You see it’s a secret and he fears that, if he tells anyone about his ability, he’ll put them in grave danger. Danger? Yes; danger lurks at every turn. You see, his mystical ability is so unique that he's been watched since a small boy. Now, there are those who desire to capture Mike in order to study his paranormal ability, to find out how it works. They’ll do whatever it takes to further their covert agenda. If that means bloody tests or dissection – if it costs him his life, they don’t care - not if they can use his gifts to their advantage. Mike boldly narrates his fantastical story and shares his secret - He sees visions of disturbing future events through a kaleidoscope. He'd like to live a normal life, but an elusive threat prohibits him from doing that. The Vision Chronicles eight-book thriller series is a slice-of-life metaphysical/visionary story that details Mike's changing ability as he protects himself, his family, and his friends from those who doggedly pursue him. If you love mind-boggling suspense with a dash of paranormal and a touch of romance, this is the series for you!
Who shot Lucy Watson’s estranged brother, the popular high school teacher who brought snacks for the staff and volunteered to help troubled students? When Lucy Watson returns to her hometown in New Hampshire to bury her brother, she learns law enforcement is looking into several suspects. But soon the search for the killer grows intensely personal for Lucy. The police discover a fierce argument occurred the day of the murder between Lucy’s brother and his best friend Liam McAllister, Lucy’s first love. The cops shift their focus to Liam. Determined to get justice, Lucy becomes involved in the mystery and must choose to put her faith in Liam one last time, or face the truth; she is in love with her brother’s murderer.
When I first laid eyes on him, I should have run the other way. Trouble was written all over him, from the confident swagger in his stride and seductive curl of his lips, to his smug, knowing looks. Jaxson was irresistible . . .and I fell hard. Then he was killed. Now the ruthless, unforgiving boss of an underworld organization thinks I did it. I've gone rogue, hell-bent on both revenge and redemption. Whatever it takes, I'm going to finish a job that began nine months ago. An unauthorized assignment that turned horribly, devastatingly wrong. My miscalculation. My fault. My heart left shattered into incomplete pieces which will never wholly fit back together again. But first I have to outsmart the hired killer they've sent after me; a killer who knows my every move, who's been inside my head, who owns my heart. I'm the traitor, Kylie. The rogue mercenary. His newest assignment. And this is our love story.
Owned by the Russian mob, Tanya Kozlov travels from Moscow to hot, humid New Orleans to blackmail businessman Charles Dugan. One look at the handsome billionaire in a white linen suit and her heart betrays her mission. To gain his trust, she embraces the fantasy world of his antebellum vacation resort and shares information about the men she works for. But can he see beyond her dark past? Against his better judgment, Charles grants Tanya sanctuary. To abandon her would sign her death warrant. He has no choice but to trust her if he hopes to thwart his enemies. Yet as she trades in stiletto heels for southern gowns, he can’t help but fall under the spell of her stunning beauty, creative talent, and unwavering loyalty. Can he keep her safe, and is she worth the risk?
Known as El Toro, street artist Alba Vargas is on the cusp of fame and fortune. Winner of a prestigious award, she is the toast of the New York City art scene. Or at least she will be, once she figures out how to act like a woman after living disguised as a boy for six years. If she is lucky, she might even attract the attention of the tattoo artist she has long loved from afar. Tattoo artist Fernando Pharaoh has betrayed everyone who ever cared about him, including El Toro, the street-wise graffiti artist who saved his life when all looked bleak. Depressed, he turns from his friends and becomes ensnared in a criminal enterprise run by a former enemy. Then the crime boss kidnaps Toro’s younger brother, Hanger. Blaming himself, Pharaoh sets out to rescue him, resolving to do one good thing in his life. But Toro has her own desperate plan to save her brother—one that will not only break Pharaoh’s heart—but will also destroy every hope and dream she has ever had.
The War Between the States ended 5 years ago, but she still pursues her enemy...
Rebel spy turned government rabble rouser Adella Willows receives her mission straight from a Washington senator—play havoc with the Katy Railroad & derail its bid to win the race. The senator craves wealth. Adella craves revenge. But her plans crumble into chaos when she enters a battle of wits with the railroad's foreman.
An ocean separates him from his failures in Ireland, but he's still haunted by those who died...
Cormac McGrady's sole desire is keeping his workmen safe their rivals. But the beautiful spy bedeviling his railroad needs protecting as well. Cormac must choose between winning the race and winning Adella's heart, while Adella must choose whether she lives for revenge or dies for love.
Can the pursuit of an old enemy lead to a new love?
From Top 10 Bestselling author, Lia Fairchild Lies hurt. Lies destroy. But some lies protect...and heal. At least that's what Gray Donovan had hoped for. She's a compulsive liar using it as a defense mechanism to survive life and her shattered past. When she starts seeing therapist Daniel Harrison, she can no longer deny the truths that have haunted her for so many years. She must now stand and face them. Opening up to Daniel leaves her exposed and vulnerable. When her soul is bared to him, she can't contain the attraction or the feelings he elicits. Daniel feels drawn to his new patient, but he knows he will have to fight it in order to resurrect Gray from her demons. His will and his judgment are tested when he must overcome his own doubts and face his own secrets.
Slick sports agent Griffin Steele is living the highlife in Los Angeles, far from the shadow of the North Carolina mountains where he grew up. But when his hometown falls on hard times and needs his help, Grif reluctantly agrees to commute between coasts. He never expects the lush scenery, in the form of pretty tomboy Carlie Beth Parrish, to be such a temptation. After an impetuous one-night stand with Grif Steele fifteen years ago, hardworking blacksmith Carlie Beth has tried to make a living and raise her daughter in the hometown she loves. Then, too-sexy-for-his-Rolex Grif blows back into town like the perfect storm, making Carlie feel less like a thirty-something mom and more like an infatuated teenager. When a stalker targets his hometown and Grif suspects Carlie Beth might be the next victim, he can’t help but step in to protect her. But once he discovers the fourteen-year-old secret she’s been keeping from him, will he embrace the truth or will he turn his back on Steele Ridge and Carlie Beth forever?
A legendary treasure hunt in the dramatic – and deadly – New Mexico desert.... Reviewers give it a 4.6 star average: “The story has it all – action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....” The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends—a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider. When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy? Erin isn’t sure she can trust Drew with her heart, but she’ll need his help to track down the treasure. She heads into the New Mexico wilderness with her brainy best friend Camie and a feisty orange cat. The wilderness holds its own dangers, from wild animals to sudden storms. Plus, the sinister men hunting Erin are determined to follow her all the way to the treasure, no matter where the twisted trail leads. Erin won’t give up an important historical find without a fight, but is she ready to risk her life—and her heart? “Great balance of history, romance, and adventure. Smart romance with an “Indiana Jones” feel.” “Well-written with an attention to detail tha ...
Evil incarnate has a name. It’s Alek Goncharov. He shattered Gabriella’s dreams, her life, her body. But he never broke her. Now she’s on the run. Without money, a job, or connections. But she has a plan… if she can outrun Alek. Fate leaves Gabriella stranded and beholding to Ronan Greystone, A man who has a way of getting what he wants. And he wants Gabriella. But Gabriella doesn’t want him. Not really. Okay, maybe a bit. But that’s just her weary body in need of rest, right? And a gentle touch. And someone to believe in. But what she wants doesn’t matter. She won’t put Ronan or his family at risk. She has to leave. Before she becomes too comfortable. Before Ronan asks too many questions. Before Alek catches her…
Newly married, Sarah Evans is desperate to save her dying husband. When the doctor tells her that Michael's organs are shutting down and she must prepare for the worse, Sarah refuses to accept it. She promises her husband she will find a stem cell donor even though everyone she knows has already been tested. After learning Michael has a half-brother named Dylan, Sarah is certain he will be a match. There is just one problem; he is in prision for murder. She visits Dylan in prison and makes a deal with him. If he is a donor for Michael, she will help him file an appeal.
Dylan donates his blood and Michael gets better, but things don't go as planned. Dylan has a heart attack, and the doctor puts him in a medically enduced coma to save his life. Feeling responsible for Dylan's condition, Sarah makes it her mission to find out what really happened the night Stacy Richards was murdered.
She quickly learns that her husband is not the only one in the family keeping secrets. Nothing could prepare her for what she discovers or how it affects the lives of the people she loves.
A sassy, sexy, exotic, and lightning-fast romantic mystery. Temp worker by day, lounge singer by night, single mom Ava is having a rough go of it on St. Marcos, until she lands a too-good-to-be-true job with a boss who sends her to New York to record a demo. But when Ava stumbles across the raped and murdered body of a young woman, she’s rocked, recognizing her from a shared trauma back in their school days. Their connection haunts her, and Ava throws herself into avenging the girl's death. From that moment on, it’s one bombshell after another, going off closer and closer to Ava and the people she cares about most. ˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest. 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist ˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer." If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney who splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time. >>> The Ava series reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good. "Just when I think I couldn't love another Pamela Fagan Hutchins novel more, along comes Ava. She's smart and sassy, ...