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?
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
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.
Three deaths, one clue and twenty-four hours before it'll be too late... Homicide detective Calamity Dresden has twenty-four hours to catch a killer before he kills again and disappears underground. Estranged lover Sebastian Rourke wants justice for his murdered father and every other victim of Melbourne’s sadistic Trifecta Terror. But when the two team up and danger closes in, can they keep their minds on the case and their hands off each other? Michelle Somers is the author of LETHAL IN LOVE and winner of Romance Writers of Australia's Romantic Book of the Year (R*BY) 2016
What do a well-bred Southern Belle and a Northern working class Pinkerton detective have in common? Espionage . . . and romance. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, while young men begin dying on American battlefields and slavery is headed toward its end, behind the scenes, female undercover work and Pinkerton intelligence are alive and well. But in the end, can the love between this novella's Romeo and Juliet couple survive, or will they be just another casualty of war?
Mallory Scott is an espionage operative, working for the British government. She’s travelled all over the world, often going undercover and infiltrating criminal organisations in order to extract the intelligence needed to dismantle their operations and bring the perpetrators to justice. Given her usual targets are terrorists, people-traffickers, drug-traffickers and arms dealers, her latest assignment should be relatively simple. A small group of Brits is raking in serious money in the diamond-scamming business—and although their MO is theft and forgery, rather than hurting people, they still need to be stopped. But up until now, they’ve proved elusive—no one can catch them in the act, or find a shred of evidence against them. That’s where Mallory comes in. She follows the group to Amsterdam, planning to get her claws in to one of the gang. Luck is on her side, and within twenty-four hours she’s lunching with Baxter Collinson, the youngest—and most handsome—diamond thief. What she’s not expecting, however, is to get on with him quite so well. Attraction bubbles between them—and for once, on Mallory’s part, it isn’t an act. For the first time in her career, Mallory struggles with what she must do. Can she ignore her heart for the sake of her career?
Love is an illusion… Or so it seems to Madeleine. Stranded during a storm while chasing down her mother's ex-boyfriend and the money he stole only confirms her suspicion. But when reclusive tycoon Jean-Luc comes to her rescue, Madeleine can't deny the sparks of desire he inspires—until a growing undercurrent of secrecy makes her doubt the enigmatic Frenchman. Set in rural France, Gathering Storm is a standalone suspenseful romance featuring a sexy protective hero, dark family secrets, and a thrilling conclusion.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Stealing Time is a fast paced time travel thriller set during the turbulent hurricane season of 2004. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend's weather lab while Steph waits for Nick hoping she won't have to face the hurricane alone. During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies. Accused of being a witch, Ronnie finds herself in a life and death struggle to return to her own time. Steph and Nick are thrust into the middle of the hurricane where it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Book 1 of the Stealing Time Trilogy. "A very clever concept, nicely executed by a wonderful storyteller. Stealing Time will have you on the edge of your seat!" Suzanne Kelman, Multi-award winning writer and author of The Rejected Writers Book Club.
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.
I grew up with the perfect loving, kind family. My every wish was full filled. I married the most wonderful man, always proud, hard-working and in love with the family we created; two beautiful boys and a daughter, Erica. Life couldn’t be better until the secrets of my past surfaced. From my earliest years, memories were foggy and I always knew I was adopted. My parents never kept that from me. Piece by piece it all fell apart. Threatening incidents terrorized my family and livelihood. When our family dog was murdered in our home panic shot through me. We moved to the country in an effort to get rid of our stalker. Everything was peaceful again and returned to normal then I got a knock on my door... The deadly secrets of my past rushed forward as if they were never forgotten as I looked into the dark eyes of a stranger
Downside Risk is the story of Jason Conrad, a successful entrepreneur; his wife, Melissa, a conniving sycophant whom he blindly trusts; and an older woman, Bella Kaplan, his beloved mentor, surrogate mother, and the hypotenuse of a most unusual love/hate triangle. Risk examines the complex and deceitful interpersonal relationships between Jason and the two important women in his life, as well as their bitterly antagonistic struggles with each other.
Spanning the seven-year period from the founding of Jason’s company, JACorp, and his initial rise to wealth and power, through devastating losses that follow, this tale of personal and corporate intrigue captures the decadence of the nouveau riche set against the vivid backdrops of Los Angeles, Reno, Vegas, and Paris.
Welcome to the Arcadia, Manhattan’s most seductive address.
Cate's enemies aren't just surrounding her―they're inside her head. Therapist Cate Duncan has just accepted a job with the MacGregor Group, a unique collective of alternative healers. She’s excited by the prospect of honing her empathic healing techniques among others like herself―aura readers, telepaths, crystal healers, and more. The fact that Cate just started dating Ben, her magnetic new boss, is an added bonus. Before Cate can settle into her new routine, the poisoning of a prominent neuroscientist draws the entire MacGregor Group into both a federal investigation and an even more insidious threat. Protected by Ben’s former Marine Corps unit, Cate and her colleagues must use their alternative healing methods to solve the crime as their patient clings to life. The responsibility of discovering crucial information falls to Cate and her parapsychological powers. But for Cate, unraveling the mystery means reopening wounds that had just begun to heal―and in the environment of the Marine Corps unit, differences between Cate and Ben become clearer, straining their budding romance. When a new crisis looms, Cate must trust in her colleagues’ gifts and the strength of Ben’s love, finding the courage to confront her deepest and most terrifying demons―or her own life will be at risk.
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.
A young man determined to protect his girl... A teenage boy offering prophecies... and a series of unexplained events. Lefteris and his darling girl, Evgenia, live a quiet and happy life together in a mountain village in Zagori, Greece. One day, as Lefteris crosses an old stone bridge, he meets a teenage boy who warns him that Evgenia is in danger. What follows is a series of astounding events as the boy's prophecies of mortal danger continue, and Lefteris does his best to protect his girl. Now, he considers reverting to his old ways of solving all differences with his fists. Will he allow himself to resort to violence? How does the mysterious boy on the bridge fit in all this? And why does he refuse to meet Evgenia? "A magical, quaint setting in rural Greece where you'll meet relatable characters and lose yourself in a story full of love, magic and suspense." ~MariaM, Amazon US reviewer "From the outset I was drawn into this story and left intrigued throughout, I couldn't get through the pages quickly enough!" ~Amy T., Amazon UK reviewer
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 a jaded sheriff is drawn to an exasperating woman in trouble, anything can happen Laurel Thomas has always experienced life from the outside looking in. She likes the warm welcome she's received in Tidal Falls and wants to make a home in this friendly little town, far away from her egocentric family. But then her uncle arrives and she learns the past has a way of catching up to her. Jack Garrett is satisfied with his uncomplicated life. He has a good job as the sheriff of his hometown, a nice home, and a beautiful teenage daughter. So why is he struggling against his attraction for the disorganized new hire at the department, Laurel Thomas? She threatens everything he's worked so hard to avoid—like falling in love. Can two people with enough emotional baggage to sink a ship find a way to give each other a chance, or is this match doomed to drown?
...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.
Dane never wanted a partner, especially not one like Shana George. She was trouble in a killer body with an attitude to match. And she was far too much like him. Except he was broken. His soul had been irreparably damaged by a life of fighting causes against punishing odds. Shana was fresh and full of piss and vinegar, but with too many soft curves for him to ignore. Together they fight each other while they fight their assigned battles against underworld badasses. The governor sends them on occasional missions and in between they help keep mischief at bay on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Shana doesn't know why she stays with Dane and he knows he's bad for her. But they can't seem to let each other go. How long can this go on? Will they stay together or fall apart? What readers are saying: "Dane and Shana... will captivate and seduce you, all the while unraveling mysteries, uncovering clues, outsmarting the bad guys"--Amazon Reviewer "Shana and Dane were the main characters in this book series and let me tell you they had some sizzling chemistry that kept you reading until the last page"--Amazon Reviewer "I was thrilled to do a search and find that there is so much more for Beachcombers Investigations and can't wait to read all of them...I would love to see this as a series on tv, I think it would be big hit."--Amazon Reviewer This 900+ page box set includes the first four novels of the Beachcomber Investigations romantic detective series plus tw ...
Damien The toughest part about trying to keep my hands off Alejandra is knowing that I’m doing business with her father, the head of the local cartel. Both of our families would kill me if they knew what was going on between us. She’s so intoxicating though, I just can’t get her out of my mind. I keep telling myself that there’s too much on the line. Who am I kidding…I’ll never let her go. Alejandra I don’t know what it is about Damien that draws me in. I’ve been around these strong, tattooed gangsters my whole life. Just a bunch of alpha males, always flashing their huge piles of cash around constantly trying to show each other up. But there’s something different about him. He’s such a sexy man that doesn’t take shit from anyone and treats me like his queen. That’s all I’ve ever wanted, but now Papa has promised my hand to another man that I don’t even know. Well, now I’m pregnant, with Damien’s baby. What the hell am I going to do now? This can’t possibly end well.
from USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Queen -a Romantic Detective Series Novel The trouble with being stupid-in-love is that it makes you stupid. And you have your whole world to lose… Dane Blaise was once a special ops legend, so he'd been in danger before. But not like this. This time it counted for all the marbles. Shana was not going to let Dane take on this assignment without her, though she knew he wanted to. The stakes were off-the-charts high. This was about saving the President. And there was no way she would let him shield her from the dangerous consequences. The only problem was, when someone was out to assassinate the President of the United States, things got complicated. They had a way of spiraling out of a man's control until legendary status meant shit. And in the end, there was nothing left but you fighting for the life of the one you loved most...
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.
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?
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 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?
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.
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.
This Greek romance box set makes for perfect reading on the beach. The story oozes with tantalizing suspense, and the final twist will blow your mind! Lizzie is not your average tourist. She may have just arrived on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu, but her mind is not on having a good time. Far from it, Lizzie has a daunting task to undertake: to claim back her twin brother who was kidnapped twenty years earlier on her previous visit. In a cave. By an evil witch. When Lizzie sees her brother again, she receives the shock of her life. The witch has tricked her and won't let them be... Lizzie does her best to help her brother and do the witch's bidding, too afraid of losing him again. New friends help them adjust and have some fun, and then love comes into her life to bring new hope. For the first time, it seems possible to fight off the witch. All she has to do now is trust enough... Will she succeed? Will Corfu ever be again the perfect paradise she once knew? "It's a step up from Mills and Boon - much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland, with a bit of Gothic horror and Harry Potter-esque magic in the mix. And it's certainly a page-turner." ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu
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.
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.
No Way. I can’t be falling for him. No freaking way...,. Alexandria I’ve been the acting chief at this station ever since they let Larry go. There’s no reason why they shouldn't make my position official. I’m a seasoned firefighter and I’m the best man for the job. Besides, I need the raise that comes with the promotion. It's the only way I'll ever be able to afford to leave my alcoholic husband and put my daughter in a private school. The last thing I need is someone coming along and screwing it all up. Chance When they asked me to leave my small town fire hall and head on out to the big city, I wasn’t keen on the idea. I can think of a million places I’d rather be. But, the ex-wife’s harassing phone calls and visits finally did me in. Before I knew it, I was starting a new life fighting fires in Karawa, New York. It's too bad one of the men on my team keeps challenging my every move. Only, it's not a man. It's the girl I've had a crush on my whole life, the girl I grew up next door to, the one I went all through school with. Sparks fly, tension explodes, and flames ignite. Will muscular Chance Friedman win the heart of the girl he’s always dreamed about? Or will curvaceous and sassy Alexandria O’Neil come out on top?
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!
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 ...
"A fantasy dystopia with engaging characters in a dark and dangerous society. The Hunger Games meets A Wrinkle in Time." ~Goodreads In the Industrial District of Algea, the history taught to the children is a lie. No one remembers the rule of Princess Effailya, or what happened to her. They only remember she existed before the castle disappeared. When Fale starts to receive visions that come true, she doesn't know what to do about it. Then she uses her vision to save the life of a boxer (and her crush), and they find themselves being stalked by thugs. The good news- she has the key they want. The bad news- they want her too, dead or alive. The Key of F is a fast-paced, suspenseful adventure, with a strong female lead surviving her dystopian society and solving the mystery of a hidden war, with her tight-knit group of friends and hot crush, that you won't want to put down. It's a must-read for fans who fell in love with The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Reader series. If you're hooked on genre-blending sci-fi fantasy romance novels with action and adventure, you'll love The Key of F!
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…
Miller's Secret Obsession. Ambition. Betrayal. Left in an orphanage as a young child, Miller Dreeser vowed to someday live a life of wealth and prestige. He obtained that life, with no thought of the consequence to those he used as puppets on a string to get there. His acceptance into the world of the socially elite is not enough to conquer his internal demons, and that unquenchable ambition may cause him to lose it all. Surrounding him is a rich tapestry of characters—lives filled with love, heroics, and a yearning for more. His singular focus threatens them all. Will anyone survive Miller’s secret? Author Tess Thompson explores themes of power, deceit, and dangerous obsessions in this suspenseful, page-turning post World War II drama.
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.
Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried forever… Zahra Foster screams in the night, and wakes in a cold sweat. But for the first time in her life, she wants to see her dreams. She needs to. Because this isn’t just about her anymore—it involves Jayce, too. And her dreams could save their lives. Blood has been shed, betrayal committed, and the sins of their past are coming back to haunt them. Zahra knows that if they want to survive, they will have to uncover the damaging secrets buried deep in their souls. They will need to see who they truly are and what they have done, because those whom they have hurt want one thing: revenge. The Blood of Their Sins is the gripping conclusion of Zahra and Jayce’s story—a tale that shows the heartbreak and beauty of life, and that every moment, no matter how insignificant, is designed to make us who we are.
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.
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.
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?
FBI agents Aidan "Irish" Talley and Jameson "Whiskey" Walker can't get a moment's peace. Their hunt for the terrorist Renaud seems to be nearing an end, until a fire allows him to slip through their fingers—and puts Jamie's life in danger. When Jamie is nearly killed, Aidan learns how many forms loss can take. Aidan says I love you just moments before learning that Jamie's been keeping a devastating secret about Aidan's late husband. How quickly trust and love can go up in flames. When Aidan requests a solo undercover assignment, Jamie hopes Aidan will find a way to forgive him. But the explosions are far from over. Aidan's cover lands him in the heart of the terrorist's conspiracy, and Jamie will have to put his life, his career and his freedom on the line to save the man who has become his entire world. Partners, always is a promise he intends to keep.
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.
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.
What do you get when a brainy, blonde bookseller who is a magnet for trouble meets a not too tall, deliciously dark, and definitely not handsome new man in town who has his own secret agenda? The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod ongoing series! Welcome to Anabel’s world as she banters, spars, and drags her high heels down the sometimes hilarious, sometimes treacherous, but always tantalizingly crooked path towards true love with the seductively mysterious Luke Drake. From the first sparks of explosive attraction to the dreaded exclusive relationship, happily-ever-after has never been so elusively fun, sizzling hot, and excitingly dangerous! Box Set includes the full-length novels: A Date with Fate, Courted by Karma, and In Love by Design. Enjoy!
“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.
Covert Danger The Mata Hari Suspense Series, Book #1 A single woman — A double life High fashion model, Sadie Stewart, is a dedicated undercover CIA agent used to getting her man. But this time she’s chasing a power-hungry international arms dealer stealing ancient Egyptian amulets. Brilliant, ruthless and slightly wacko, he’s a hard catch. She’s willing to risk everything to stop him, but the handsome Sebastian Wilde, who looks like a modern Viking, keeps getting in her way. Her independence is shaken as he stirs feelings in her that she thought only existed in fairy tales. Can she put their attraction aside and get the job done? When Sebastian sees Sadie in a high speed motor-boat flying down the Grand Canal in Venice, with the Italian military police hot on her tail, her beauty and courage intrigue him. He has a personal vendetta to stop the trading of looted art, and when it looks as though she’s involved in that shady world, he decides to stop her. Could the femme fatale really be that evil? Their adventure spans the globe with scenes in Venice, Florence, Amsterdam, Cairo and New York. Can they work together and stop the heist planned for the Met Museum of Art? Protecting the relics becomes their shared goal, but it’s not all about ancient magic and power. Love hangs in the balance. A cross between Indiana Jones and Covert Affairs Award Winning Smart, Sexy Suspense
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.
He's running from his past, she's hoping he'll save her future ~~~ Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez. But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admire a beautiful vintage Alden and its handsome captain, she doesn't realize that the boat will soon burn to the water line, or that a dead body will be found below, or that the captain has been targeted as a sacrificial diver.
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?
The perfect family? It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you. Now Jenna’s ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family’s legendary artists’ retreat known as Sinner’s Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there’s a problem… She’ll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life. Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she’s back, and the feelings he’s pushed aside just won’t stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner’s Grove renovation, he’s got more important things on his mind—like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won’t count for anything if Brit can’t keep her safe. Sinner’s Grove is your entry point to a pulse-pounding romantic suspense series that spans the generations. If you like edge-of-your-seat mysteries, sizzling chemistry, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love A.B. Michaels’ award-winning novel.
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.
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 ...
Sometimes life is just too damned complicated. I long to stand at the precipice of my existence, watch my whole life replay in front of me in bold, neon, polychromatic flashes from a kaleidoscope that shows my story so I can see how it all finally ends. My aspirations are high, but almost always met. It’s the thing I do. It’s who I am, or maybe it is who I used to be. Carson Renee Matthews. Second child and only daughter of Easton & Darcy Matthews I've been through an horrific experience, one that left me clinging to life in the hospital. Everyone has questions. I don't have the answers to give them. You see, I have no clue as to the details leading up to my accident. But there are people out there that have the answers, and I'm determined to find them - before they find me. Enter Krew Beckett. My former physical therapist who becomes much more than that after he unexpectedly shows up in my life again once I return to campus at Columbia University. But is Krew hiding secrets, or am I simply afraid to trust anyone? Come take this journey with me.
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.
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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?
Staff Sergeant Zeke “Diz” Matthews never forgot the woman he rescued from a burning boat. She invades his dreams at night and thoughts of her distract his days. Fed up with his cranky change in demeanor, his teammates urge him to take advantage of Madame Eve's 1Night Stand dating service. ....Kaci Phillips needs to start a new life. But she struggles to move on from the horrific event that claimed her whole family. When she reconnects with the sexy Air Force pararescueman who saved her six months earlier, the weight she's been carrying at last lifts. What begins as a hot, frenzied night of passion in each other’s arms ends with gunfire, blood, and the threat of death. With the odds stacked against them, can Zeke and Kaci defuse such explosive conditions?
Where am I? Who am I? Here, I have no name. I am one of many. No one special. And yet— He wants to chain me. Enslave me. Break me. He may be the king, but I am no pawn. He may be the master, but I am no slave. I bow to no one. Least of all to the man who made me his captive. I’ll show him.
Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die... or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter. Mark Jacobson is the man who never needed love. He has his bookstore, his bachelorhood, and his freedom. In the moment he meets Rachel, he is swept into a world he didn’t know existed. One filled with the purest of love. One filled with betrayal, lies, and murder. Now Rachel and Mark are forced to face her past. The truth may kill them both.
Diane Thompson wakes up in the backseat of her car, shocked to find she’s acquired a chauffeur. Realizing she’s been inadvertently kidnapped, she swears off tequila—and Chili’s—then dials 9-1-1. But her rescue comes at a cost. Her savior, too-macho-for-words Lt. Cole Anderson, refuses to let Diane out of his sight until her kidnappers are apprehended. He’s already lost one woman he cared about due to his inattention; he’s not letting it happen a second time. But Diane isn’t a damsel-in-distress type of girl. When it turns out the criminals left a valuable item in her car and they want it back, involving Cole isn’t part of her plan and not only because the criminals have forbidden her from involving the cops. Men are like birds—messy, easily distracted, and only around when there’s something to eat. She’s got this. All she has to do is find and return the item in question to the drug runners threatening her life, survive a high-speed car chase, and keep her vow to never trust a man with her heart
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.
Deva Landry is relieved to be rescued from the MC princess life. But now the angel who saved her is back to collect payment. The cost? Deva is assigned to babysit bad-boy cage fighter Aleksei Voronov, forcing her back into the murky underworld of Chicago. Prepared for the worst, she’s shocked to uncover a kindred spirit, a wounded soul like hers. Chaos strikes and the two are thrown together on an impromptu mission to stop a city-wide massacre. Deva’s always prepared for battle, but can she overcome the burning desire for the inked deviant who represents everything she thought she left behind?
What happens when a spitfire decorator is sent to meet a hot shot detective who’s being chased by a terrorist? Thrills and chills—and that doesn’t count the danger…
RWA Molly Contest Finalist Olivia Breedlove’s father couldn’t control her while he was alive, but continues to try even after his death. Thaddeus’ Will stipulates that in order to inherit her portion of his estate, Olivia must marry a respectable man of means within six months of his death. There’s one caveat, however – under no circumstances can that man be Morgan Gatewood. It’s been ten years since Thaddeus banished Morgan, a notorious ladies’ man, for kissing a much younger Olivia in the garden during a family function. But now that Thaddeus is gone, Morgan’s back─and Olivia still wants him. She also wants her inheritance. A bit ahead of her time for 1850’s Savannah, Georgia, Olivia sets out to find a loophole to get what she wants. Her scheme to make Morgan jealous by asking him to help her locate her future husband─by escorting her to the local brothel so that she may observe and evaluate men with a talent for pleasing women─ doesn’t go as planned. Morgan still has ravenous feelings for Olivia, but keeps them to himself. He doesn’t want to interfere with her inheritance. The stakes are raised with a killer on the loose murdering prostitutes in the brothel. It appears Olivia is next on the killer’s list. Can Morgan save her before the killer finds her?
Out of darkness and danger dawns a unique and powerful love. You can't hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI's hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he's never offered another human being: himself. Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death-if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.
What's your darkest desire? Rough and ready Jonah Cane specialises in fulfilling women's sexual fantasies but how will he act when a virgin walks through his door? When intern Evelyn Ash is assigned to write an article for Missy Magazine, she has no idea what's in store for her. Tasked with accepting three dates a week from an online dating site, Evelyn is approached by a mysterious, faceless profile. For the sake of her article, she accepts a date upon which she is whisked away to a country mansion where a masked man awaits her... As a steamy, sexual fantasy-driven affair unfolds, Evelyn begins to fall for the unpredictable and alluring Jonah Cane. But how will she act when she discovers Jonah's darkest fantasy? And does she love him enough to go through with it?
Things were finally looking up for Douglas Tanner. His divorce was about to be final. His construction company was doing better than ever and he was ready to start a new beginning. He just hadn’t expected that new beginning included his long time friend and daughter of his business partner. But just as he expresses his new found feelings for Stacey, his soon to be ex-wife is found dead in the bottom of Lake George one day before he was to sign the divorce papers.
And Doug is the prime suspect. Not just in his wife’s murder. But also her lover’s disappearance.
New York State Trooper Stacey Sutten had just finished her rescue swimmer certification course and finally had some time to relax. Or so she thought as she’s called to a search and rescue mission. Only there was no rescue and the body she found just happened to be the wife of the man she was falling in love with.
Gabe is a shrewd businessman to one of Las Vegas’ upscale resort and casinos. What he wants, he naturally takes—and he wants Nina. Held in a bitter divorce, Gabe finds it difficult to put his trust in anyone. Until Nina. But there’s one person keeping him from having her—his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Gullible and trusting, Regina “Nina” Conners can’t get enough of Gabriel Alexander. He’s smart, sexy and lights a fire in her she never knew she had. Flown out to start her position as the new publicist for a very important client, Nina soon discovers that her fiery relationship with Gabe is ensnared in nothing but secrets and lies…
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.
A dead celebrity chef boss. A mysterious and handsome new neighbor. A past she's desperate to forget. Lizzie's got a lot on her plate! A fun romantic mystery with all the right ingredients. Celebrity chefs, a yummy special agent and baking.
PRAISE FOR Blue Christmas “A Great 17,000 word Christmas short story – part of the Bestselling Sizzling Romantic Suspense “Blond Barracuda ” series.” RomanceReaderReviews “Gorgeous Army Captain Tiffany Anderson kicks butt with the best of them! And there isn’t a guy among the agents who is hotter than golden-boy Col. Brady Schaefer. Non-stop action! Sizzling romance!” J. John • Two top undercover agents topple an international illegal arms dealer. Much to the surprise of the two “go it alone” sexy agents, Christmas in Korea is anything but Blue. • Snow Angels, cookie dough (and especially the frosting) plus a big dose of Elvis-- makes for a sizzling Christmas • Even Blue Christmases can be Red HOT!
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.
*Winner of the 2018 Golden Leaf for Romantic Suspense*, *2018 Maggie Award for Excellence Finalist*, *2018 Silver Falchion Finalist*, *2018 Beverley Finalist*, *2018 Passionate Plume Honorable Mention Recipient* "The Storm is a beautifully written whodunit, packed with suspense and hot romance. I couldn't put it down!" -Goodreads Member The snow is dropping in Berry Springs... and so are the bodies. On a pitch-black wintry night, Detective Dean Walker finds a man in the middle of an icy road, with a bullet between his eyes—a murder that is eerily similar to his father’s, which was never solved. Coincidence? No, Dean doesn’t believe in coincidences. He also doesn’t believe in love at first sight, until he meets the victim’s wife. Psychologist Heidi Novak is hardly settling into her new mansion in the small, country town of Berry Springs when she receives a late-night visit by the handsome Dean Walker. Seconds after learning that her husband has been murdered, gunshots explode around her and it becomes apparent that she is the next target. With a massive winter storm looming, Dean races to find the killer and keep Heidi safe, while facing a long a list of suspects, including Heidi’s arrogant sister-in-law and a local, crusty cowboy. As the evidence mounts, Dean becomes more convinced than ever that his father’s murder is connected to the death of Heidi’s husband. And he can’t help but think . . . will Heidi be the second love he loses to the ice-cold killer?
The witch is not done with Lizzie yet... Turmoil is never-ending for Lizzie. She has every reason to celebrate after completing the seemingly impossible task the witch has put upon her, but her cunning adversary, Nia, who’s a bit of a psycho, continues to cause her angst. It all comes to a head during a magical evening at the Varkarola Festival leading to an impromptu romantic interlude for Lizzie but also a host of pressing questions… "While plots may possess touches of the supernatural, they are set in a real and familiar world, which renders the incredible somehow plausible." ~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 4 kindle episodes. Start reading from episode 1 and let your most enthralling Greek holiday begin!
Pinkerton Agent Sadie Michelson poses as a casino singer to investigate a Texas Senator. Before she can cozy up to her quarry, she must get past his bodyguard, William Cassidy, her long-lost lover.
An outlaw seeking redemption, Cass was lured to Texas by the promise of a Ranger badge. But he hasn't forgotten the sassy siren, who toyed with his heart. When Sadie proposes a truce, Cass suspects she's hiding something.
With assassins dogging their heels, Cass and Sadie uncover a murder conspiracy in the senate. To stay alive, they must do the one thing they're dead set against: trust each other.
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"Pure fun! Get this one!" ~Heather Nordahl Files, Affaire de Coeur (4.5 stars)
“A deliciously wicked pair of star-crossed lovers, a Texas-Ranger whodunit, and a rascally raccoon, who will steal your heart. I couldn’t put it down!” —Barbara Ankrum, National Bestselling Author
"Western Romance at its best. Especially recommended for readers seeking a feisty, take-charge heroine." ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“Six-guns, brothels, and a wily raccoon set deWolfe’s Wild West mystery apart. The relationships keep the pages turning.” —Emily Thompson, Library Journal
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Novella Prequel: SHADY LADY (published in the #1 ...
Someone wants Skye Hunter’s son, Tyler, and they’re willing to kill to get him. On the run for her life, Skye turns to the only person she believes can help her—a complete stranger with a shared past. David Bishop thinks Skye is crazy. But when he realizes she has the same strange phenomenon inside her body that he does—the ability to move objects with her mind, David is forced to question his life, his childhood and his father’s motives. Can these two lost souls uncover the mystery of their telekinetic powers and save Tyler and themselves in the process?
A Calico Jack Walker / Tina Tamiko L.A.P.D. novel... It's 1977 and veteran L.A.P.D. cop Calico Jack Walker and his rookie partner, Tina Tamiko, are planning to make Calico's last shift on the job something special - but plans, as they do, come apart because Walker and Tamiko are good cops no matter what the cost . . . even if they're L.A. cops, in uniform, in their patrol car, on duty, and way out of their jurisdiction on the Las Vegas Strip...When a major crime is going down, good cops never hesitate...
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.
It’s been ten years since her mother was murdered, but Mary can’t move on. And when she finds out new information about her mother’s death, there’s no stopping her as she seeks revenge on her killer. Packed with action, a crime to solve, and budding romance, Trinity follows Mary as she grapples between taking vengeance or learning to let go.
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 ...
Would you forsake your mother to save the woman you loved? Season Scrimshaw isn't selling the land her parents left her when they died, not even to the gorgeous Rann Brogan who saved her life in the forest. Especially not after she finds out he was in the woods surveying her property. Rann's mother, Charlotte, owns a large land development company. She wants Season’s property to put up a strip of luxurious, lakefront condos and Charlotte always gets what she wants. She sends Rann on a mission to seal the deal. To say Rann and his mother have had a normal mother/son relationship would be a stretch…a big stretch, but he’s always done her bidding. This time it’s different. Rann hasn’t been able to get the beautiful Season out of his mind. While on his mission to secure the property, he realizes how much Season loves the land, and…he realizes somewhere along the line, Season has stolen his heart. He soon discovers his mother will go to any length to get what she wants…including murder. Lives spiral out of control, secrets and lies take center stage. Rann is forced to choose between his mother and the woman he loves. And he’s forced to become as dangerous and as lethal as Charlotte. A stand-alone Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Award-Winning and Bestselling Author Jen Talty
Lacy DeGeorgio never imagined she'd have to be responsible for anyone but herself. She's strong, stubborn and fiercely independent. She needs no one. She's a woman determined to do things her way, on her own. But when a freak boating accident takes her sister Hannah's life, Lacy finds herself not only back in her hometown of Lake George, New York, but in a custody battle for her eleven-year-old nephew, Andy. Just when things couldn't get any worse, pesky State Trooper Frank Harmon starts showing up, tearing down all her defenses, making her want things she's never wanted before. She'll trust him with her nephew, but can she trust him with her heart?
New York State Trooper Frank Harmon is a man of honor and duty. He's always done things by the book, believing the law always works in favor of those who uphold it. Until the day he took a domestic disturbance call at the De ...
When the family is the enemy just who do you trust? Jemma's greatest challenge was to drive in the grueling Paris-Dakar rally. She was wrong. Finally catching a break she is trusted to drive with a new driver in the toughest of Motor sport's competitions. But things go wrong before they even start the event. Prince Gareth is done with family pressure he decides to follow his dream and passion as a driver. All seems okay until he meets her 'the One', breaching his defenses and throwing his life into chaos. Threats, attacks, and tragedy affect both their lives bringing them together and tearing them apart…
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.
Secrets, lies, betrayal and passion - A thrilling and emotionally gripping novel of love, marriage, deception and... murder. "An unforgettable thrill-ride that had me hooked from the first page." 5 Stars It's one thing to discover your husband is not who you believe him to be. It's another thing entirely to prove it. The only question now, is how far he will go to protect his secrets. From the #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the award-winning Beyond the Grave paranormal romance series. "Athena Daniels has spun a spell-binding story that is sure to seduce fans of suspense... Her compelling writing style coupled with elements of high drama and disturbing characters makes for an emotionally intense read. Athena Daniels has a new fan in me!" Readers Favorite, 5 Stars "...a contemporary psychological thriller with a solid plot line which had me reading late into the night. I thoroughly enjoyed every word." 5 Stars, Readers Favorite *** One lie is enough to question all truths. As I lie here in my front hallway, in the place where it all began, I wonder what would have happened if I’d never opened the door that afternoon? Would she have gone somewhere else? Would she have swept off in another direction, an alternative reality where our lives would never have crossed paths? And now I’m lying here, blood pooling beneath my body, deep crimson smears on cold white tiles, remembering every sordid moment in vivid detail. There’s a shadow standing over me. “I want you to die here, ...