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 she’s never met, a man who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiancée 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 she’s 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, he’s hooked. Once he’s roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.
(Romantic Intrigue: Young Adult/Adult) Enjoy your romance with a touch of intrigue. Tragedy shook their worlds, but they found a new beginning in each other’s arms. Dalian Rivers and Kathryn McMurray thought love would never find them again, until providence lent a hand. Now, the two of them face further adversity that will test their new-found relationship. Will Dalian’s love be enough to protect the woman who whispered to his heart?
Nick Kelley spent years working as a dog handler in the U.S. Marine Corps. His sole focus, to keep his team alive in the midst of chaos. When he fails to notice an IED in time and loses most of his teammates, Nick shuts down. It takes meeting and falling in love with a woman in danger to make him realize life’s worth living.
Award-winning jewelry designer Regina Firestone is proud to exhibit her famous grandmother’s multi-million dollar “bauble” collection at the grand re-opening of The Grove Center for American Art, known among the locals as “Sinner’s Grove.” The fact that she’s considering modeling the jewels in the nude like her grandmother did infuriates photographer Walker Banks, a co-owner of The Grove who’s in charge of the exhibit. Neither is willing to admit the real reason for the sparks between them. Their spat takes a back seat when Reggie discovers that one of the most compelling pieces in the collection is not at all what it seems. Tracking down the truth will take the couple into the dark heart of a quest that’s lasted more than a century, one in which destroying human lives—including Reggie’s and Walker’s—means nothing in the pursuit of a twisted sense of justice. The Jade Hunters is Book Three of Michaels’ contemporary series, “Sinner’s Grove Suspense.” The series follows the descendants of characters introduced in Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.” The Golden City: The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion, and Josephine's Daughter. Sinner’s Grove Suspense: Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, and The Jade Hunters. Note: All of A.B. Michaels’ novels are stand-alone reads.
Escape to sunny Corfu but beware... Lizzie does her best to help her brother adjust, and together they set out to do the witch’s bidding, in the hope that if they do as she asks she will finally let them be. The witch’s ravens are forever spying on them or paying them a visit, but soon the sight of them becomes welcome as Lizzie and Tom’s efforts start to pay off. Slowly, they begin to have some fun together. New friends help with that, including Stamatis, whom Lizzie finds all the more irresistible… “The plot gets going so quickly that it is almost impossible to précis it without giving the game away... Continuous action and a number of sub-plots draw you in fast." ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu The Raven Witch of Corfu is a compelling series of just 4 kindle books. Start reading from episode 1 and let your most enthralling Greek holiday begin!
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.
Jes Delaney can't remember anything before she was found at four, barefoot in the headlights of an old Ford. At fifteen, she has adjusted to moving without notice and never fitting in, but everything changes with her adopted mom's hometown. There Jes falls for her mom's nephew, a love she hides when his betrayal leaves her isolated and driven to unravel the past. After Jes befriends a strange new student, she discovers an unbelievable secret: he's from another planet and searching for a missing girl who just might be her. As Jes will learn, truth comes at a cost, but will she give up love to find out? What makes this story different? The mixture of realistic teen drama and lite sci-fi. Twists and turns will keep readers guessing until the end and leave some questions for the next suspenseful book in this series, Secrets Return. Think you know who Jes really is? Keep reading...
One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go. He was a f*cking liar. Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other's being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins. I've got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing's for sure... There's always room for cupcakes. WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!
Be careful what you wish for. You just might get Dmitri Veselov. Sonya Valentina is a struggling waitress who gets hired as a hostess at a strip club owned by her mysterious Middle Eastern friend. One of the regulars at the club is a cocky Russian mobster. Sonya has never gone for the bad boy type, but this brash and dangerous man somehow makes her feel… safe. Dmitri Veselov has the looks of a model... well, except for his scars and prison tattoos. He's as heartless in dating as he is vicious in handling his business. And this big motorcycle-riding stud already has every stripper at Sultan's Palace squirming in their G-strings. But when Dmitri meets Sonya, he has feelings of comfort and trust like he hasn't felt since before his happy childhood took a tragic turn into a brutal life of death and violence. Yet with a mafia war raging, his mob boss uncle's fortune on the line, and more dark secrets than he can count, will Dmitri risk everything to save Sonya when she gets in trouble with a ruthless sheikh? Taken Back has some steamy scenes (and they get a bit rough!) It also has a suspenseful plot, wild surprises, and is a standalone, full-length novel with an HEA.
Every single person Paige has drawn has ended up dead. And now she’s drawn herself.
Paige Jeffries is the darling of the art world. Her works are original, compelling. But after a brutal attack two years ago —a savage beating from an unknown assailant—Paige has become all but a recluse. She knows her mind is broken. In her sleep she’s drawing scenes of violence. Murders. Going to the cops isn’t an option because they already think she’s crazy. And they may be right.
Seasoned homicide detective Brett Wagner is asked to look into a cold case nobody wants: the assault and battery of a local artist who claims to have drawn a picture of her own attack before it even happened. He remembers shy Paige from high school, and is driven to find her attacker, to believe her when nobody else does, to protect the innocent beauty.
Because when he witnesses firsthand what Paige is drawing in her sleep, Brett realizes they are scenes from actual cases. Cases that had no connection until now. Portland has a secret serial killer, and Paige is somehow linked to his mind.
And he’s coming for her.
Love and Suspense, Heart-pounding romance and thrills!
7 full-length action-suspense romances from New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors. Danger and excitement, secret agents, sexy SEALs, hot police detectives, undercover female operatives, and heat! Plus a French aristocrat hiding an old secret in his chateau! From sweet to spicy, what more can a woman want?
Evil roams the streets of New Orleans... Surrounded by the romance and mystery of the French Quarter, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe search for a taker of lives. Combining their unique skills, they zero in on a serial killer who has been murdering for more than a decade. Their suspect is in a wheelchair, partially paralyzed in an accident a few years ago, but the latest victim was murdered after his paralysis. Are they on the wrong track or has the murderer found a protégé to continue his reign of horrors?
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.
Head Chef and owner of a booming restaurant, Gabby Merrick not only has to prepare for a hurricane, but she has a tough decision to make, too. As much as she wants to marry Andrew Hughes, something is stopping her. In her heart of hearts, she still can't accept the fact that Ethan Hastings, the love of her life, is dead---killed on a mission over in Afghanistan. And what’s making it worse, the bartender she hired looks remarkably like Ethan, but he can’t be Ethan. For one thing, the bartender is much older, and for another, Ethan’s dead, right? She’s either losing her mind, or she’s as sane as any other normal, human being, and the guy’s Ethan. And if so, where has he been for the past three years?
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
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?
Jake: "I make my living by killing people. Drug lords, terrorists, and gangsters. I figure I’m making the world a better place, and getting paid well to do it. I won’t hurt an innocent person and I make sure my clients know this. I did my job and I did it well. There was a witness, but I let her go. A beautiful girl who shouldn’t have been involved with the scumbag in the first place. She told me she was with him against her will, and I believed her. She’s been on my mind ever since. A sweet face and a body with curves that won’t quit. Lips I had to taste, leaving me wanting more. But the last thing I needed was to be involved with someone like her. Someone who might want commitment or bring a lot of unwanted complications. Okay, so maybe I am broken. Maybe I'm a prisoner behind my own walls. And maybe I’ve got damn good reasons for that. My contractor didn't want any loose ends, so he sent someone else after her. A vicious man who will kill without mercy or compunction—man, woman or child. But I’ll find him before he finds her. I’ll kill him, and then I’ll claim her as mine. And no one will ever hurt her again." Emotionally scarred special ops veteran Jake Delgado comes home from Afghanistan only to discover that he's been blackballed by his enemies. He becomes a hitman to support his family and is sent to Mexico to take out a notorious crime figure, but ends up falling for Hanna, his target's captive girlfriend. She's a beautiful, sexy woman and it's instalove at first sigh ...
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?
She had my baby and now she’s mine. Women know I’m a bad boy. They know that they should keep their distance, but they never do. All they ever get is one night. The dirtiest, wildest, hottest night of their lives. Court appointed shrink Dr. Julia Connors shouldn’t have been any different. She shouldn’t have changed me. But she did. She asked me to tell her how I felt. All I wanted to do was lay her down on that couch and make her scream my name. She was the only one I ever wanted a second night with. She was the only one I couldn’t take it from. And when old rivalries flared, I had to leave to keep her safe…I had to break her heart. When my enemies find her, nothing’s going to stop me from coming back to protect her and the son I never knew I had. I made a mistake by letting her go once, but I never make the same mistake twice. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Complete Standalone with a HEA - Romantic - Exciting - Steamy! River Anders, one of the most eligible bachelors in the state of Oregon, is about to get into some pretty profound stuff with the press due to his past. He’s successfully stayed under the radar for years, but now everything may crash down on him . He falls into a complicated love with Mariah, the woman working on his case. Could this long lost secret destroy everything River has worked for - could it ruin his chances with Mariah? Could it ruin everything? Readers should be 18+ due to mature situations and language.
She’s the modern-day Equalizer with Robin Hood as a partner… Long ago, she’d accepted being dealt an unfair hand, especially after a recent beating from her pimp, Eddie. Now all she can do is focus on staying alive; which means keeping out of trouble until she’s saved enough money to start a new life. One which includes revenge and seeking justice for the pain and humiliation she’s suffered through the years at Eddie’s hands. But a chance meeting of a handsome stranger’s eyes across a crowded ballroom changed everything. An invisible thread wove itself around her heart and his, pulling them together for a few timeless moments before the spell was broken. Realizing fate was at work, he used every means possible to track her down. Because nothing would keep him from the woman of his dreams. Along with the opportunity for a new life, Foxxy’s being offered hope, as well as the means to plan Eddie’s retribution; not just for her but for every woman he’s abused. Foxxy’s never lived a life to be proud of until that night, and recognizing her new life purpose, Foxxy sets out to avenge anyone who’s deserving, and desperately needs her help.
Upstate New York, 2012. Emily Stanton, a sociology major, graduates from college and is obligated to work for the mysterious company that funded her education. But a job with Evergreen Research Corporation is not what she expected. From fancy balls and operas to corsets and kid gloves, Emily learns to be a specialist in 1910 society. In the process, she finds herself fully immersed in the lives of wealthy aristocrats and industry leaders, whose thirst for power leads them to manipulate everything, including time. Thrust into this strange and dangerous world, Emily becomes their most important asset.
Unable to trust her coworkers or her surroundings, however, Emily finds herself alone—with her very survival in the hands of a handsome stranger, Wendell Beringer. Unfortunately, Emily soon discovers that he has a few secrets of his own. Can she trust this man or the feelings she develops for him? Only time will tell.
Follow Emily’s unexpected journey, where journal entries to her deceased aunt and the powerful secrets they contain, become her only link to the life she once knew and the future she must choose to follow.
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!
A multi-dimensional medical thriller series featuring Virginia-born nurse/attorney Alexandra Lee Destephano, Commander Jack Francoise of the New Orleans Police Department, and Dr. Robert Bonnet, Alex’s former husband and a prominent New Orleans surgeon. Thrillers center on the characters as they encounter murder, malpractice, the supernatural and a serial killer in The Big Easy’s most famous hospital. Crescent City Chronicles, Alex Destephano Medical Thriller series, blends hospital drama, murder, romance, political intrigue, terrorism, and the grisly work of a serial killer.
I'm a famous writer with a smashing career and now someone is trying to kill me, but why?
The trouble really starts to heat up after I get to the hospital.
Not only is my life in danger from hostile hospital staff and shady cops, but being with Tara after all these years brings out emotions and desires like nobody else could.
She's the reason why I refuse to give in or give up, no matter what I must endure.
When I run into my childhood crush, Max, in a restaurant during a business trip with my boss, I'm surprised.
And when he has an apparent heart attack right before my eyes, I'm shocked.
But when he leads me on a sexual odyssey unlike any I've experienced before...and in a hospital, no less, I'm transformed.
If we manage to survive the next few days, it will be our destiny.
Dying to Love You is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
Heartbroken, carrying a bag of antique coins and the heavy burden of her aunt’s untimely death, Emily leaves the world of time travel and her beloved husband, Dell, behind. It doesn’t take long for her youth, beauty, and valuable coins to assist her in finding a new life in the Italian nightclub scene of the 1980s.
Regardless of which time she is occupying, however, Emily cannot escape her past or forgive herself for the lives she ruined. So when that past finds her, Emily must choose between her new life and an uncertain future with the loved ones she abandoned.
And that’s the easy part.
After reunions and parallel lives once again pull at Emily’s heartstrings, a new romance and all its problems might be her only hope for a normal life—the one she had before becoming a time traveler. But can she ever go home? Or is her lone outlet found within the pages of a new journal—a safe haven of sorts—inspired by a woman who never changes, a woman who remains forever Maude?
Forever Maude is the third book of The Dear Maude Trilogy. The first two, Dear Maude and For the Love of Maude, follow the journey of a college graduate, Emily Stanton, whose first job is anything but conventional. Thrust into the mysterious world of time travel, Emily learns to survive by baring her soul and secrets within the pages of a journal she addresses to her great-great-aunt, Maude, an ...
Unsure if she's drowning or being saved, all Marlow wants to do is run away. Ensnared in a haunting love triangle, she realizes both boys have holes in their hearts; gaping spaces she can never hope to fill. Scars from loving the same girl, a girl who managed to stay dead. Now she is being hunted, for what she has become and what she never asked to be. Even as a Skeleton Marlow isn't the worst thing in the night-she isn't even close.
“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.
When Aaron Stryder was forced into marrying Mary Doyle – a criminal mastermind – he knew that his life would never be the same. Trapped in a loveless marriage under the threat of violence, he soon falls for Mary's younger sister Sara, who is everything that her sister is not. They knew that their relationship was dangerous, but they never expected what was to come. Mary discovers their betrayal and doesn't take it lightly. She tries to keep them apart however she can, exhausting her resources and going to any lengths to get what she wants, no matter who becomes collateral damage. Will the two lovers get away unscathed, or will Mary end their lives before they get the chance?
Alana is a young woman, unblessed in physical attributes. When Iliamna comes to live her family, it sparks within Alana a burning hatred and a deep desire to rid herself of a woman more beautiful, causing Iliamna to face more trials in her life than ever faced before.
Max is in love with Molly. And so is his best friend, Sam. Young and wild, the three friends share an apartment in the early ‘70s living by their whims and vices in an endless party of drunken flirtations, freedom and experimentation, transcendent drugs, and easy sex. Sam is charismatic and unpredictable and easily charms Molly. Max struggles with insecurity and jealousy and, through a twist of fate, finds himself in her bed causing their lives to tangle into a romantic knot that threatens to divide them. How can sensitive Max fight for wildly independent Molly without losing his drug addicted best friend? As love, lies, and betrayal test their friendship, Max makes an impulsive decision that will alter their entwined destinies and change each of them forever. This powerful story of a complicated love triangle is relatable and vicarious and surprisingly romantic. You won’t forget Max and Sam and Molly.
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.
While reporter Jenessa Jones is hotly pursuing a murder case, her budding romance with the handsome police detective is heating up...until they run into outside resistance. When Jenessa’s investigation takes a dangerous turn, her life is thrown into jeopardy. Time is running out. Can Detective Baxter rescue her from the murderer’s clutches? Or must Jenessa find a way to save herself?
A failing marriage. A union separated by distance. An accidental encounter. Can the Edinburgh Fringe Festival work its magic? Kathy’s life is a mess. Sure, the job’s great and her home is to-die-for, but she spends way too much time on the midnight train to catch a few fraught hours with her musician husband, Jimmy. While he’s away, Dan-next-door looks dangerously attractive. On paper, Jimmy has it all. A talented wife, a successful rock band and nights in smart hotels. The gig at Edinburgh’s hottest arts festival is the culmination of years on the road, but the lack of harmony in his marriage makes him feel like a failure. He and Kathy fight to stay together, but events conspire to break them apart as they interact with colourful characters drawn to the Fringe. In this rock-music-inspired tale, three love stories intertwine as each player is forced to take stock of their lives and discover what is truly important.
A Psychic Must Save a Skeptic. Camille Jorgensen is starting over after a heartbreaking loss. On the night she meets reclusive vineyard owner Will Holloway, her sixth sense goes haywire. Although Camille’s intuition whispers that evil will strike, she doesn’t know when, why, or where. Sweet and sexy Camille is Will’s worst nightmare. She senses the deep longing he tries to hide. But tenderness checked out of Will’s soul long ago, and logic—unlike the people he loved—has never abandoned him. If you like intense romance with a touch of the supernatural, you’ll enjoy Lover’s Intuition, book 1 in the Blue Mill Intuition series.
Winner of the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and a Readers' Favorite International Book Award. What do you do when the person you most want to protect is the one risking everything to make sure you survive? It started as a chance encounter on the beach, and ended 24 hours later when they parted to go their separate ways. Or so they thought. WHEN LAUREN CANTRELL said goodbye to the guy she had just met on the beach, she had no way of knowing their paths would ever cross again. But fate had another unexpected meeting in store for them—this time in a place where danger was part of the culture and the stakes were life and death. THE LAST PERSON in the world Michael “Rad” Radcliff expected to see at a special ops briefing in Afghanistan is the girl he met at the beach two weeks ago—the one he can’t stop thinking about. From the sundrenched beaches of Ocean City, Md. to the snowcapped mountains of Afghanistan, this thrilling tale of espionage and intrigue takes readers on a spellbinding journey into the secret lives of our nation’s quiet heroes.
Reese Calvin has spent years building his fortune while tracking down the men who betrayed his father. When the last man has a daughter Reese can’t resist, he changes his plans and offers Isabelle a devil’s bargain to protect him. After Reese reveals her father’s disgusting secrets, changing Isabelle’s life forever, the thing he wants most, her heart, might prove to be the one thing he can’t have.
From Top 20 bestselling author Parker S. Huntington comes a steamy, slow-burn love story full of unexpected love and banter. It started with my bladder. I didn't mean to witness a shady deal in the restroom hallway. I didn't think twice when I called the cops. And I certainly didn't know who the club belonged to. Asher Black. Former mafia hitman. Billionaire CEO. New York's most eligible bachelor. When he shows up at my college, looking for the girl who called the cops on his business, I know I'm as good as dead. What I don't expect is his offer--he'll pay for my tuition, set me up with a cushy job after I graduate, and all I have to do is... be his fake fiancée. Asher Black is a 90,000-word standalone novel in The Five Syndicates mafia romance series.
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 ...
New York State Trooper Jake Prichard turned his back on the family farm, the family fortune, and his lying, manipulative father. But when someone tries to kill his dad, Jake reluctantly returns home to investigate. Only, his father isn’t the real target. It’s the farm's manager and Jake's first love.
Kenzie Chorley has worked at The Cavanaugh Equestrian Center since she was sixteen. It’s all she’s ever known, and all she’s ever wanted…other than Jake. But when he walked away from the farm, he walked away from her, too. In an attempt to heal old wounds, they rekindle their passion, but the pain of the past is too strong, leaving Kenzie alone, bereft, and pregnant.
Now someone is threatening not only the farm she cherishes, but her unborn child’s heritage. If Kenzie wants to hold onto the only man she’s ever loved, she’s going to have to dig up the darkest betraya ...
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The voices in her head have decided to kill her. Most people joke about hearing voices in their heads. For Chloe Jeffries, they're real. And as the creative force behind one of the most popular shows on television, she has used the constant flood of voices in her mind to her advantage: fuel for entertainment. But now one of the voices has decided it wants Chloe all for itself. Ex-Special Forces soldier Shane Westman just wants to make it back to Wyoming to begin to heal from the horrors of war. The last thing he needs, even as a favor for a good friend, is to take on bodyguard duty of a flighty television writer. But once he does, he realizes there are threats at play he doesn't understand. And the woman who has somehow begun to thaw his frozen heart is in desperate danger from a menace they can't see, but is always close. The voice that will never allow Chloe to escape alive.
He protects wild animals… She captures his untamed heart. City girl, Stanley Howard risks losing a multi-million-dollar inheritance to charity if she fails to fulfill her deceased aunt’s last wish. Torn between obligation and fear of exotic animals, the pampered northern California diva is forced to live in a Zambian wildlife sanctuary. She can handle the handsome lodge manager’s dreamy eyes and the tough volunteer jobs he doles out, but she can’t reconcile her memories of the stern guardian who’d raised her to the meek old woman he idolizes. Should she reveal the truth about her late aunt or let the soft-spoken Elephant Whisperer tame her too? Wildlife conservationist, Jeremy Bergen’s search for the perfect woman ends when he picks up Stanley at the airport in Livingstone, Zambia. The golden-eyed beauty steals his heart in her chic safari clothing and fedora hat. But she’s like a lioness on a hunt, who’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants. He longs to be more than a distraction if not an impediment in this clever woman’s agenda to help save the animals and village people. Should he trust her well-meaning intentions or fear them?
Kristen Anders is starting her life over again after divorcing her cheating husband. An author of several 'vanilla' romance novels, she spiced up her latest one involving BDSM and it became a best-seller. Now she's researching the subject for her follow-up book and manages to get a tour of the elite, private sex club, The Covenant, and runs into the one person she never expected to see there. Devon "Devil Dog" Sawyer is intrigued by a cute brunette he meets at a friend's Irish pub and does something he hasn't done in over twelve years. He asks her out on a date. While it might seem strange to most, Devon's only relationships since he was twenty-four have started and ended in the same place–a BDSM club. What was supposed to be a single weekend of mutual pleasure and dirty sex, turns into something more. But while they fight their growing connection, a killer has Devon in his sights and Kristen may end up as collateral damage. Will they survive with their lives and hearts intact? This book contains adult content.
What’s hotter than a sultry New Orleans night? For Lucy Ryan, not a thing. She’s having psychic erotic dreams of a man she’s never met. Then Justin Guidry saves her from a couple of killers and she recognizes him as her 'in dreams' lover. She also dreamed the murder and tried to stop it but arrived at the scene too late. Now her life is at risk, and so is her heart.
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?
Romance, suspense, and a little voodoo. Sloppy drinking habits. Stunted love life. Professional humiliation in a doomed celebrity trial. It’s no wonder high-strung Texas attorney Katie flees for the serenity of a tropical island, even if it’s the one where her parents died in a tragic accident. But when she gets there, the accident looks a lot like murder, the island seems more sinister than serene, and there’s no one to save Katie from the bad guys, except for herself. ˃˃˃ 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 and native Texan, 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 reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good. "Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review "Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews "Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance ˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
She Can’t Remember. He Will Never Forget. Rose Slater wakes up in a third world country with no memories. When an enigmatic stranger shows up precisely when she needs him most, she wants to trust him. A spooky telepathic bond backs up his claim they were childhood sweethearts. Yet there’s nothing sweet about the way Jackson Lee watches her, with a bitter mix of yearning and distrust. When he kills two men with shocking ease, Rose learns just how dangerous he is. Jackson used to love this stubborn woman. Ten years later, she looks right through him. But when violent insurgents accuse her of spying, he’s her only hope. Now they’re 8000 miles from home and the last flight out has just taken off without them. If you like sexy romantic thrillers and road trip romances, you’ll love The Amnesia Paradox.
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.
"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."
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?
This omnibus box set edition contains the first three Racing Hearts books by Ruth Gowan: 'Misdirection', 'Switchback' and 'Roadblock', plus a special bonus novella, 'Diversions'. Feel the passion, be in the cars, be on the rallies when you read Ruth Gowan's high octane stories full of heart racing intrigues.
Is your sister overbearing? Mine certainly is, always has been.
Rhea thinks that just because she's older than me that she can still make my decisions for me. Not anymore.
Sure, I followed her to Colorado to get away from our father several years ago, but now that we're unexpectedly back in New York, I want to know more about the company our father built, especially now that I've laid eyes on my childhood crush, Jacob, again.
There's just something about his charisma, his confidence, and his body that I must get to know better.
But I'm torn, conflicted even, between my sister's love and Jacob's renewed affections.
It's as if the universe is forcing me to choose between the two greatest loves of my life...and did I mention that I may be engaged already?
After our fathers' recent tragic deaths in an unexplained plan crash, I'm determined to take MayCare Enterprises to new heights and to do even more good for the community than ever before.
But Rhea, Harlow's sister, is dead-set against keeping the company whole, intending to liquidate all of our assets instead and walk off with a fat paycheck.
I can't let that happen considering all the good we're doing, and only Harlow, my childhood crush, stands in her way.
Now that we're back together, I know that together we can move mountains, but Rhea is a force unto herself...and that's to say nothing o ...
Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise is staking his life on passing every one of Shana's tests for him. Desperation to keep her with him must be making him crazy or he would never have agreed to take the divorce case. Tough and gorgeous ex-Scotland Yard detective Shana George never expected much from men romantically speaking, but Dane made her crazy enough to hope. Too many times she came close to leaving. Now she can't live through another round of dashed hope without leaving for good. This case could be her last. But Even a simple divorce case turns dangerous for Beachcomber Investigations while Dane & Shana's resolve to stay together is tested.
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.
Book One A romantic detective series novel Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise is desperate to recruit Shana George, but he'd never let her know it. She's too gorgeous, too smart and too much like him. But he needs her. She has impressive skills and if he’s honest, he needs her to keep him grounded. Most of all, Dane wants to keep Shana on the island because he can't get past his insane longing for her. With the lure of money and a laid-back lifestyle, Shana quit Scotland Yard to partner with Dane. Let's face it, she made her choice with her gut--or more accurately her heart--rather than her brains. She and Dane may be good partners in crime-fighting, but they are all wrong for each other in every other way possible. He's soulless and lost and likely has more wounds from his past than the bullet and knife scars scorching his body. But she's crazy. About him. Headquartered in Dane's beach shack, Beachcomber Investigations specializes in impossible odds and last ditch efforts. Their first assignment is to protect Dane's old special ops buddy, Acer. They need to find whoever paid a sniper to take a shot at Acer--before the sniper takes another shot and doesn't miss. Dane and Shana need to be on top of their game to keep Acer alive, and not on top of each other. But each of them is secretly worried whether that’s possible--and worried about what will happen if it’s not.
Luz de Maria’s dreams have been reduced to a notebook of newspaper clippings about famous artists and museum exhibits. She keeps it under the bed in the room she shares with the other maid who works for the wealthy Vega family in Mexico City. When Luz’s father died years ago, she became the family breadwinner. The job in Mexico City gives her every other weekend off and enough money to make ends meet at home, a 4 hour bus ride away. The thought of what might have been still hurts. As a maid, Luz is trapped on the lowest rung of Mexico’s social ladder. An untouchable. Dressed in her employer’s castoffs, she encounters Eduardo “Eddo” Cortez Castillo, a wealthy attorney and ex-cop secretly investigating links between Mexico’s powerful Minister for Public Security and a ruthless drug cartel leader. As they fall in love, neither Luz nor Eddo share the truth about themselves. It’s a mutual case of mistaken identity with far-reaching consequences. With presidential elections coming up, Eddo’s investigation is found out. Targeted by the cartel, Eddo is forced into the dark maze of Mexico’s drug culture where violence buys loyalty, votes are for sale, and the odds are against survival. Ruthlessly searching for Eddo’s weakness, the cartel finds Luz. Even if Luz and Eddo survive the cartel’s vengeance, they are from opposite ends of Mexican society. Are they brave enough to defy the country’s unspoken rules? O ...
Never back down, never turn your back, and never fall in love. Those are the rules Vernon Newell learned from his father, and he applies them with a vengeance. Head of a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise, Vernon Newell doesn’t let family ties or misplaced sympathy get in his way. But there is one chink in his armor—Sirena Patras, the beautiful young girl he seduced eight years ago on a Greek island. When Vernon discovers that Bella Bell, a prospering tattoo artist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is actually Sirena, he sets out to woo and win her. Despite her attraction to the fabulously sexy man, Bella wants nothing to do with a hard-headed, ruthless criminal. But when her shop is firebombed and Vernon disappears, Bella must choose to forsake her career and go back into hiding or risk her life to save the only man she has ever loved.
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.
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 ...
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.
My enemies wish they had never met me, and women wish they could forget me. I'm busy carving a name for myself in the mafia underworld, and I don't have time for the women who chase after me and wanna tie me down. They can get in line for the wildest f*ck of their lives and then they can get lost. I trusted the Sanatores and they ran their mouths. Six years in jail was a long time to plan my revenge, and now nobody will stop me from getting the payback I deserve. Not the bastards who are out to kill me, not the women who want to find out if the rumors about the size of my... ego are true. Nobody. Until I set eyes on her. Callie’s running from her filthy-rich, abusive, ex fiancé, and he’s not letting her go without a fight. She wants a new life and the last thing she needs is me in it, but I’ve never let that stop me before. I shouldn’t have touched her. I knew a woman like her would cause me trouble. But I couldn’t resist. One taste and I’m addicted. Her ex wants to get her back and my enemies want to use her to hurt me. F**k that. Anyone who wants to come between us better bring a body bag. She’s MINE. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
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.
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?
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?
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.
This series of steamy, suspense romances follows each member of a pararescue team as they find true love while bringing a terrorist to justice. 1. Second Chance 2. In My Sights 3. Explosive Conditions 4. Do No Harm 5. Third Time's the Charm This series gets hotter and more dangerous with each book.
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?
Addison Jones Greer, divorced mother of two teens, is the executive director of Cowtown Theatre. When someone murders a member of the board in the costume room, suspicion rests on everyone involved with the theatre, including Addie. She has angered some board members because she wants to fire the artistic director. Although she’s warmed him several times, he continues to go over budget for productions. Mike Riley, Fort Worth homicide detective, hates that he caught this case. His sister-in-law dragged him to a theatre fundraiser where he met Addison, the first woman he’s wanted to pursue a relationship with in a long time. Not about to happen now. Addison hasn’t ventured into romance since she caught her now ex-husband in their bed with his secretary. Trust isn’t something she’s good at. How could she trust someone who seems determined to think she’s capable of murder? Or worse, thinks that her kids might be involved?
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.
Police Chief Lolly LaTullipe’s professional life runs amuck when dead drug dealers start floating up on the beach. Port Serenity, Texas is known for bird watchers and bikini clad co-eds–not murder and mayhem. Lolly’s situation becomes even more complicated when a sexy undercover narcotics cop shows up eliciting thoughts of rumpled sheets and hot summer nights. This single mom of two is afraid she’s in way over her head. Christian Delacroix is jaded from years in drug enforcement and the appealing police chief has him reassessing his priorities and future. Is he ready for this small town with its cast of eccentric characters. And is he prepared for Lolly LaTulippe with her white-picket-fence life complete with a close-knit family and circle of friends? Not to mention her big shaggy dog and all the complications of life with a teenager. Are diapers, PTA meetings and football games in this cop’s future? “A Texas State of Mind is sexy, it’s sassy, it’s full of action and outrageous characters. “ New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
When the Strongest Hurricane in Decades Takes Aim at Florida, Ronnie Tries to Escape its Wrath. Will she Die in the Storm or Be Lost in Time Forever? Ronnie Andrews is lucky to be alive after a time travel glitch nearly took her life during Hurricane Frances. When Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest storms in decades, sets its sights on Florida, Ronnie jumps at the chance to join Mike, her mysterious new boss, on a business trip to Puerto Rico. Sparks fly, but when a newspaper article surfaces with horrific pictures of a woman who may have died at Mike's hands, Ronnie regrets the decision. Before she can confront Mike about what she knows, Hurricane Jeanne forms off the coast, trapping them on the island. Her doctors warned that another time-travel-induced illness may kill her. Mike may be her only salvation. The storm strikes and Ronnie time travels to Texas in 1872 where she is taken by Comanches. A rescue party saves her life led by Jesse and Frank James, hiding under assumed names. Will Ronnie find a way to make the time-traveling episodes stop before the dangers of the past, and the damage from the journey destroy her?
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.
After helping a frightened girl who flagged down their Kenworth in Austin and delivering her to safety, trucker Jojo Boudreaux and co-driver Gator Natoli believe that’s the end of it. Until they find her again in Oklahoma City, and this time she doesn’t want to be saved. They soon find themselves pulled into dangerous territory. Somali Mafia territory. A place where powerful people manipulate a hundred-billion-dollar industry of prostitution, drugs and international sex trafficking. A place where innocence dies at a cost no one should have to pay. It’s not long before Jojo is drawn in deeper, fighting for her own life in this violent world of corruption, abuse, and addiction. Armed with her wits and will, the only way to survive is to trust others, accept help from unexpected places, and never, ever give up hope.
...an adult, Dark Romance, with suspense, and horses, and a knife (named Jocelyn) THE BITTERSWEET SANCTUARY STORY (PART 1 OF 3) Putting her black ops past in the rear view mirror, Terese hit the road like a modern day gypsy, pounding along the ribbon of asphalt, staying nowhere long enough to be found. The death, the blood, the dirty deeds, locked in the corner of her mind she never visited. But there was one life she didn’t save and that one never went into that dark corner. That one was constantly there, day and night, that small face looking up at her, asking, “Why?” And then there was Alex. The man who wanted her, loved her, struggled to understand her, but above all, offered her something she’d never had...a normal life. How could she allow an innocent like Alex into the mortal peril of her world? He’d be eaten alive... She’d only failed the one mission. But it had been the most important one. Can she forgive herself for the evil of others? Only second chances will tell...
At ninenteen, Andrea Gordon's life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector's top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting exotic dancers, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea's own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other.
Justice is best served messy. Sometimes love is too.
To the people who prey on the innocent, the mundane, and the "lesser;" whose brute savagery escapes the scales of justice, time and time again; who place no value on a human life...
They're coming for you.
Born a generation ago, a Brotherhood - bound by loyalty and honor, forged in the fires of conviction, hellbent on vengeance, and determined to right the overlooked wrongs.
Forge - a Brother born; committed to those impenetrable bonds of Brotherhood, yet torn between crossing the fine line of justice, and remaining the man he was born to be.
Rosie - the obsession who threatens to shatter it all.
In the end... EVERYTHING is connected.
WARNING: This book is intended for readers 18+. It is gritty and dark, with graphic scenes of violence, erotic sexual situations, as well as themes and triggers unsuitable for all audiences. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
This is Book One in the Jurors Brotherhood series. Each book CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE, though there are plot elements and characters that carry over into the remaining books of the series.
Colorado, 1876. Many years have passed since Bernadette Bellamy fled the Cariboo Gold Rush and her reputation as the sister of a French-Canadian gang of thieves. Armed with only an honest talent for sewing and a willingness to lead a solitary life on the run, she stays one step ahead of everyone seeking her brothers’ last—and now lost—heist. Until a craving to settle down makes her reinvent herself as Birdie Bell, a dress shop owner. The arrival of an old foe combined with her desire to hold onto her treasure trove of fabrics has Birdie joining a wagonload of brides bound for a remote town.
After losing his leg in the War between the States and his wife in the years following, Jack Peregrine buries his pain under a mountain-high pile of work. He only agrees to sign up for a mail-order bride to save the town of Noelle, keep his freighting business, and care for his absentminded grandfather. But Jack’s request for a sturdy bride who won’t crumble under his burdens brings him a woman as tiny as she is troubled.
Can two mismatched people band together to become the perfect match?
Sometimes doing the right thing… means risking everything.
Excited to receive his very first assignment, Alpha Squad recruit Adam King is ready to jump head-first into the action. With the small town of Sevenoaks experiencing violent attacks on the local population, it’s up to Alpha Squad to find the cause. But when suspicions fall on the local shifter refugee camp, and especially Felicity Weir who volunteers there, Adam is forced to reevaluate his priorities. With his inner bear insisting she is his mate and the squad’s reputation hinging on a successful first mission, Adam is torn. How can he do his job when he’s unable to endanger the woman who appears to be their prime suspect?
Determined to help the displaced individuals streaming in from Europe build a new life for themselves, bear shifter Felicity Weir is forced to take matters into her own hands. Having looked after the shifter refugees camping near Sevenoaks, Felicity cannot accept that one of her kind would be capable of such violence. With the attacks and the mood in Sevenoaks growing more and more hostile, Felicity has no choice but to investigate the deaths herself… before tension toward these newcomers, and by proxy, towards her, ruins the only chance these people have at a fresh start.
With the local police hot on their heels, Felicity and Adam join forces. But will they be able to prove her innocence before public opinion is irreparably poisoned against the shifters? Or ...
Kansas, 1877. Sadie Sullivan lost everything when a herd of longhorn cattle bound for Dodge City trampled and destroyed her farm. Now she works in Dodge—one of the most wicked and lawless towns in the West—at the Northern Star saloon. But her survival in this new world of sin and violence depends on maintaining a lie so deadly it could end her life before the town of Dodge can.
The one man capable of unraveling all of Sadie's secrets is Noah Ballantyne, the Texan rancher whose herd destroyed her home. Back in town and taking up the role of deputy alongside legendary lawman Bat Masterson, Noah vows he won't leave until he's made things right. But with the saloon’s madam unwilling to release Sadie and a rich cattle baron wanting her as well, the odds aren’t in favor of finding love…or leaving town alive.
In a town ruled by sin, will he earn her love or her lies?
He’s Seen Her Future. One Night Won’t Change Her Fate. Seconds before a freak accident, a co-worker abruptly moves to sit near Elinor Gunn. His quick thinking and strong hands keep her safe. By the time the corporate jet touches down, Elinor is half in love with Gian Mariani, a darkly beautiful man who never smiles. But the surreal experience has also given her a powerful gift, one that comes with a heavy price. She needs answers. How did he know? Gian flatly refuses to help. No matter how sweetly seductive, Elinor’s not for him. She’s a golden girl, loved by all. They call him The Undertaker behind his back. Besides, he knows her future. One night of shared passion won’t change a thing. Now Elinor’s unique gift has made her a target. To protect her, Gian will have to man up and return to the same small town that spit him out years before. But he’s kept his secrets too long. Elinor may already be lost to him. If you like edgy small town suspense with a supernatural twist, you’ll love Sinner’s Intuition.
Air Force Pararescuman, Junior Lieutenant Kyle “Raven” Alvarez has seen it all. After three years as the team’s medic, he’s been up to his elbows patching back together the worst humanity has to offer, overseas and stateside. So, when his teammates set him up for a date through Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service, he jumps at the chance. But under no circumstances will he end up like Colin, Bobby, and Zeke...with a ring on his finger and a lifelong commitment. Just one night of hot, sweaty no-strings-attached sex, and he’ll be good to go. Besides, Madame Eve found three perfect matches already. He’s in the clear, right? Dr. Melissa Anne Carter has dedicated her life to saving people. Especially the innocent victims of rampant gang violence that come through her Emergency Department. Then out of the blue, her long-forgotten application to 1Night Stand is answered. Madame Eve has found her perfect match. Maybe a night in the arms of a man who can make her body sing will help her forget all the horror she’s witnessed and lives she couldn’t save. At least for a little while. But destruction at the hands of a madman has never hit so close to home, becoming more personal than ever. And when a man with a penchant for explosives vows revenge by abducting Melissa, the oath she took to Do No Harm takes on new meaning. Can Kyle and his team save the good doctor before the timer runs out—literally?
When you're a sexy billionaire who also happens to be a football superstar, everyone wants to play dirty with you. But someone is obsessed with ruining Heath Montgomery's perfect life. Who is it? And just how far are they willing to go? The only one who can save him is a woman he never expected to meet.
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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?
PLEASE NOTE RELEASE DATE APRIL 26 FREE ON KU FROM THEN ON... Hiding his past behind a veneer of sophistication and mystique, billionaire Blake Sinclair is extremely handsome, and by his own admission, an ineligible bachelor who doesn’t do relationships. Romance for him is art and beauty. But sex is sex. And he needs lots of it. He doesn’t connect the two. He’s never witnessed love in its finer form, for his youth was crippled by a difficult upbringing. But no one knows that. When he encounters Penelope Green at an art exhibition selling her work, he’s not only spellbound by her beauty, but by her art which speaks to his soul. It’s not just smoldering attraction that they share, but also difficult pasts. While her upbringing took place in a rundown estate caring for her troubled mother, Blake’s, although brought up in a picturesque village, was just as dark. He grew up around the windswept moors in a gothic castle with walls stained in secrets, and where his mother worked as a maid. Leading her into a world of opulence, taste, and raw lust, Blake Sinclair with eyes that flit from moody to stormy blue, manages to seduce Penelope. Her entry into his bedroom, other than eliciting steamy passion, opens up a part of him hidden even from himself. He soon finds himself swimming in uncharted waters. Although he’s not new to addiction, this time it’s not just sex that’s got Sinclair in its tantalizing grip, but something deeper and more powerful. Penelope’s not only a hot temptress, bu ...
One look, and I'm stone hard. One night, and she's carrying my baby. When I’m not riding my bike, I’m riding a woman, and no one does it better than me. If they want more than a night, they can hit the road. Until I meet her. Joanna Jensson. She’s everything I’m not. Innocent. Good. And her faintest smile gets my c*ck rock hard. I want to feel her soft skin beneath my calloused hands, and I want her screaming my name into her pillow. One night with her was all I got before my own MC set me up and landed me in prison. But when I learn she had my baby, it’s going to take more than a few metal bars to keep me from protecting my family. I’m coming back. And I’m coming hard. This is a standalone, full-length MC romance with panty-soaking romance and a rock-hard bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Colorado, 1877. Who’s the perfect match for a flame-haired Welsh tomboy who loves driving wagons?
Raised by three free-spirited older brothers, Robyn Llewellyn has learned to fight for what she wants—and now she wants to transform her boss and best friend, Max Peregrine, into a lifelong partner. Determined to become the image of what a marriage-minded man wants, Robyn trades her trousers for a dress and heads to Max’s hometown of Noelle, Colorado. But changing who she is with the help of the now happily married Brides of Noelle puts her friendship with Max at risk.
Who’s the perfect match for a work-addicted Denver business owner who loves his independence?
Defying his brother and grandpa’s wishes for him to stay with them in Noelle, Max Peregrine has created his dream job—leading a highly successful branch of Peregrines’ Post and Freight while working beside Robyn, the only person who makes him smile every day. But when she leaves without a word, Max follows her to Noelle where the choices they both must face could make it impossible for them to stay together beyond Christmas day.
Inspired by My Fair Lady, The Gift of the Magi, and the spirit of gift-giving, Robyn: A Christmas Bride is a classic Western historical love story set in a small town high in the mountains during Christmas 1877.
When deception leads to vengeance, it’s only your heart you can trust. Time and distance hasn’t impacted Ken “Boss” Patrick’s love for Samantha “Sugar” Milton. When faced with the chance to move them from friends to lovers, forces out of his control make the stakes impossibly high. His mission to win her heart becomes a frantic task to save both of their lives. To survive a new injury and being captured by their target, Ken must rely on the woman he loves but no longer trusts. With Sugar’s difficulty to separate truth from deception, Ken’s only chance is to convince the agent who holds his heart that the forces working against them are the true enemy.
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 ...
Bargain book bundle – includes the steamy romance novel ‘Seduction of Dynasty’ PLUS ‘Seduction of Taste’, an illustrated companion recipe book. Read the romance – feel the passion – taste the love! A sexy aristocrat. A wild-child inner city cop. A crime wave of passion. Feisty London street cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. After one-too-many maverick missions the bosses lose their nerve. When she's moved out from the city she rapidly discovers there's way more going on in the sleepy country village than meets the eye. The son of a local aristocrat arouses suspicion of drug crime activity... but his widower father arouses more animal instincts! As a loner Shannon has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Already in the mix however, is an upper class rival who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. Will she stoop to blackmail to thwart Shannon and Spencer's romance? After a body is found in a ditch, life in the village turns sinister. Shannon has a hunch. Her instincts point to a local family. She needs conclusive proof and is determined to get it whatever the cost. Will Shannon risk her heart and career on yet another high risk unauthorised investigation? Can she get justice for an innocent boy? Dare a kid from t ...
Perfect for the new year and beyond! Award-winning author Martina Boone takes us to a magical setting in the Scottish Highlands to spin a heartwarming standalone novel of love and loss, family and friendship, hope and renewal, small towns and big ambitions.
Cait Fletcher was always second-string in her father's eyes, unable to compete with her perfect older brother. Her father's view of Cait only deteriorated further when she fell for the local "bad boy" at the age of nine, and her belief in Brice MacLaren never once wavered until the day he betrayed her a few months before their wedding. With their tiny glen too full of opinionated neighbors, wandering sheep, ancient grudges, and countless old traditions to let Cait escape either her past or her mistakes, she moved away--until her father's unexpected illness gave her no choice but to return.
Home again, Cait still loves the village of Balwhither as much as she hates it, and she despises the fact that avoiding Brice in the tiny village proves impossible. But when she discovers that her father has given up not only on the family-run Library and Tea Room but also on treatment for his cancer, she must put her own emotions and hurts aside. Brice claims he's changed, and he's certainly been good to her father since she left. Now can they work together as she follows the example of countless unsung heroes--the women of the Highlands--and fights to save the family business and give her father something m ...
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.
He's the hot Italian superstar, adored by millions. She's the one that got away... When Romeo Moretti, the most charismatic man Jasmine Hartwell has ever met, offers her a dream job in a paradise location, she hopes it will be a release from her nightmares. She can't run from the survivor's guilt she carries after a deadly typhoon, but perhaps Romeo's offer will be the perfect distraction? A star-studded climate change benefit concert in the Maldives, living the life of luxury! However, these two have a history, a mutual desire and deep love that they never dared to explore. The sexual tension between them only increases as the days pass. Problems escalate when a billionaire sheikh, who is also Romeo's enemy, begins vying for Jasmine's attention. Now the men are not only warring over their different agendas but also their yearning for Jasmine. With manipulative people, shocking events, and tough decisions threatening to keep them apart, how can Jasmine and Romeo find a way to be together? Saying no to their love would be a tragedy, but saying yes could cost them their lives… * A steamy and action-packed drama of forbidden love * * Rollercoaster romance but guaranteed HEA *
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?
Unforgettable characters, epic love story, page-turning mystery. When her husband is killed in a hit-and-run bicycling accident, it takes all of Michele’s strength not to burrow into their bed for the rest of her life. But she promised herself she’d do the Kona Ironman Triathlon in Adrian’s honor, and someone seems to be stalking her family, so she slogs through the pain to keep herself on track. Her dangerously delirious training sessions become a link between her and Adrian, and she discovers that if she keeps moving fast enough to fly, she can hold onto her husband—even as she loses her grip on herself and faces her biggest danger yet. 2014 Finalist USA Best Book Awards, Cross Genre Fiction. ˃˃˃ 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're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. ˃˃˃ The Michele reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good. “Immediately hooked." — Terry Sykes-Bradshaw, Author of Sibling Revelry "Spellbinding." — Jo Bryan, Dry Creek Book Club "Fast-paced mystery." —Deb Krenze ...
His last hit turns out to be his first love… As a final job for his mob boss uncle, Lar Delaney agrees to eliminate one last target. Through the crosshairs of his sniper rifle, he realizes that his target is a former girlfriend—a woman who supposedly died five years previously. Moira Collins is an intelligence agent whose cover has been shot to smithereens. When she finds herself on the wrong side of an assassin’s rifle, she’s appalled to recognize the only mark she ever let herself fall in love with.