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 ...
Eight years after she left, the holidays have brought Hailey Lambert back to--Caseville Michigan--the small town she couldn't wait to flee. Just months after her mother's death, her siblings want to put their father in a nursing home and rent out the family farm. Nate Jenkins--the high school crush she left behind the day after they acted on their mutual attraction--is the prospective tenant is Nate. Nate tried to leave small town behind too. That was the plan they both had, but life dealt him a different hand of cards to play. He's now back in Caseville, raising his daughter, and running his family's diner. Leasing the Lambert farm is the only way he can get his daughter the horse she desperately needs and has been prescribed as therapy for her speech disorder The only thing standing in the way is Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying goodbye. Can they get over all that's unspoken between them?
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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?
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.
Vanessa's life has been tainted by secrets and the scars of a past she can't forget. When that past forces itself into her present life, she is faced with unspeakable truths and undeniable danger. Damaged Goods. Victim. Slave. Vanessa promised herself that none of those labels would ever touch her again. She’s on a new path, from darkness into light, and there’s no looking back. That is, until her niece Zoe kidnapped by the same ruthless sex trafficking organization that shattered her young life and left nothing but destruction in its wake. Now, she must dare commit to going underground to root out the sadistic thugs and rescue her niece. Getting in isn’t the problem though – it’s getting out that will take everything she’s got and more. Her love and strength are tested to the limit as she’s forced to revisit a past she thought she had left behind and discover a future ahead of her like one she never imagined. Good vs Evil Ian Kelly has been working undercover for too long, and lines are starting to blur. He’s been living in a world filled with malice and corruption. When a woman from his past suddenly falls prey to trafficking, he’s put in an impossible situation: blow his cover and risk the lives of those he loves, or watch the woman of his dreams destroyed right before his eyes. Can these two souls with so much at stake right undeniable wrongs and not only save the ones they love, but to also save each other?
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 and discover buried pieces of themselves along the way.
A legendary treasure hunt in the dramatic – and deadly – New Mexico desert.... Reviewers give it a 4.6 star average: “The story has it all – action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....” The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends—a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider. When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy? Erin isn’t sure she can trust Drew with her heart, but she’ll need his help to track down the treasure. She heads into the New Mexico wilderness with her brainy best friend Camie and a feisty orange cat. The wilderness holds its own dangers, from wild animals to sudden storms. Plus, the sinister men hunting Erin are determined to follow her all the way to the treasure, no matter where the twisted trail leads. Erin won’t give up an important historical find without a fight, but is she ready to risk her life—and her heart? “Great balance of history, romance, and adventure. Smart romance with an “Indiana Jones” feel.” “Well-written with an attention to detail tha ...
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.
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.
All of Cate’s problems are in her head. That may be her greatest strength. Cate Duncan is a promising young therapist, dedicated to her work. But after her mother’s suicide, she is seized by a paralyzing depression. To save her job, Cate agrees to enter a program with Dr. Angeline MacGregor, run by her stern son, Ben, and housed in a repurposed church. Cate doesn’t quite understand what the program entails, but she soon learns that the skills she will develop there may not only help her learn how to cope with her own problems, but will also lead her to a much greater purpose. The MacGregor Group is a collection of alternative healers whose unconventional approaches include crystals, aura reading and psychics. They know that their life’s work invites skepticism, and welcome the chance to prove naysayers wrong. But they need the unique abilities that Cate can bring, and as she slides ever closer to her own abyss, they will do everything in their power to protect Cate from those who wish her harm―including herself. A powerful novel of suspense and a wildly inventive start to this paranormal romance series, ALL THE BROKEN PLACES engages readers with its striking blend of the supernatural and the psychological.
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.
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?
Blood will be shed. Lives will be destroyed. But the power of love should never be underestimated. Zahra Foster is alone again and once more haunted by the night. If Zahra thought Raven’s past was bad, nothing could have prepared her for Makare’s. While Zahra tries to piece together the fragments of her past lives, Jayce is dealing with his own demons. The Tohmatsu family is being threatened, and Jayce blames himself. With a security situation spiralling out of control, Zahra and Jayce are brought back together—along with the ghosts of their pasts. Can they make amends for their mistakes and learn to trust each other? Or are they still keeping secrets? The Ghosts of Their Pasts is an enthralling tale of love, forgiveness, and betrayal. If you like plots that twist and turn, steamy sex scenes, and a story that will keep you guessing, then you’ll love the second instalment of the Soul Series.
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!
From Book 1: Suspenseful and fast-paced, this short story will introduce you to Aurora Morelli and Kai Lawson; the characters who star in the full-length sequel "Roll the Dice" (to be released September 15, 2012). Forced to take on a new partner, after a serial rapist attacks her former one, annoys Aurora big time. Especially when he's the kind of hotshot she normally stays as far away from as possible. But, because they both want this man more than anything else, they ignore the irritating explosions they set off from one another. And finding this slimeball becomes their ultimate goal.
Who killed the vivacious Emily McGuire and laid out her body at the water tower? Orderly, rule-abiding Mia McGuire is the least likely person to answer this question. Lately, her life has taken a downward spiral with her sister Emily’s murder, the breakup with her boyfriend, and the loss of her editing position. But when the homicide investigation crawls, Mia can’t stand by doing nothing. She’s convinced the murderer is nearby, watching. She hires the problematic former bad boy Lucas Davis to help her find the truth.After suffering trauma form a shooting on the job, ex-police officer Lucas Davis resigned his post. Once known as a daredevil in his small Florida town, he has become an embarrassment to his dad, the police chief. When Mia offers him investigative work, he quickly accepts to prove he still possesses the skills and guts to solve the case. Together, these two unlikely sleuths form an intimate bond and are determined to beat the odds. They set out to bring a terrifying killer to justice before he targets them.
Kindred spirits Makenna Reagan and Kenzie Reese have been best friends since college. There is nothing one would not do for the other. So when a car wreck lands Kenzie in the hospital, Makenna agrees to pose as her friend on a photo assignment for Now Magazine. Skeptical at first, she is quickly enchanted by the beautiful White Mountains and the captivating man she meets on the plane. This crazy scheme just might work!
But impersonating her friend comes at a price. A car tries to run her off the road… a stranger delivers cryptic messages for ‘her father’… an armed assailant follows her. Kidnapped and mistaken for Kenzie, Makenna realizes her dearest friend has dark secrets in her past. Long before learning of the connection to organized crime and political corruption, Makenna knows they are both in serious trouble.
No one is who they claim to be. Not Kenzie, not the handsome and charming Hardin Kaczmarek, not the odd couple who has befriended her. Not even Makenna herself. Determined to protect her friend at all costs and get back home to Texas, Makenna knows trusting the wrong person could prove fatal.
Interwoven with mystery and intrigue, this powerful saga of best friends, loyalty, love, and belonging is the first book of the Mirrors Don’t Lie Mystery Series. A romantic suspense novel full of danger and delight.
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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.
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?
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.
Mary Elizabeth has agreed to become a slave to Master Devlin but as time passes, she starts to question her decision. She expected things to get better as time went by, but his treatment of her becomes worse. He loans her out to his friends without her consent, and when she questions him about it, she is disciplined. When she thinks things can't possibly get worse, he decides to loan her to a friend, El-Hashem for a two month period. She knows she can't let this happen so she takes the first chance she gets to escape. Will she get away from Master Devlin and his friends or will her escape be short lived? Is there another way for her to get out of this hell that is her life? Will she have a Prince come to her rescue? Or is she doomed to suffer the rest of her life?
Who shot Lucy Watson’s estranged brother, the popular high school teacher who brought snacks for the staff and volunteered to help troubled students? When Lucy Watson returns to her hometown in New Hampshire to bury her brother, she learns law enforcement is looking into several suspects. But soon the search for the killer grows intensely personal for Lucy. The police discover a fierce argument occurred the day of the murder between Lucy’s brother and his best friend Liam McAllister, Lucy’s first love. The cops shift their focus to Liam. Determined to get justice, Lucy becomes involved in the mystery and must choose to put her faith in Liam one last time, or face the truth; she is in love with her brother’s murderer.
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.
When a teenager mysteriously disappears in Hawick Falls, New Hampshire, Lisa Raynes fears her kidnapper, who recently escaped from prison, is hunting girls again. She also believes he’s targeted her for his next victim when she receives a threatening message. To add to her problems, her ex-boyfriend Travis Bodell, nephew of her captor, shows up in town. Five years ago, he promised to love Lisa forever, but he left her to start a new life. Trusting him was a mistake she will never repeat. Bad boy Travis Bodell has a history of run-ins with the law. The police suspect he came back to aid his uncle, not to warn Lisa she’s in danger. With the investigation going nowhere, Travis focuses on Lisa who identifies with the missing teen and wants to find her. To keep Lisa safe, he offers to help her search. She refuses until loving memories of their past surface, and she finally accepts his proposal. Working together arouses strong feelings of attraction that neither will admit. As time runs out for the kidnap victim, disturbing threats against Midnight Girl, Lisa’s online name, grow. She realizes the only way to stay alive is to open her heart and put her faith in Travis, but can she let go of her doubts and lingering hurt? Can the couple join forces and win against a cunning criminal fueled by hate?
Camden Taylor is a federal agent working undercover in an outlaw motorcycle club, the Wicked Disciples, investigating their heroin operation. When they kidnap a member of another club, Camden has no choice but to blow his cover in order to save the man's life.
Autumn Mason has lived with Butch Cobb, president of the Wicked Disciples, for nearly five years. Butch is terrifying--as abusive as he is powerful--and there is no escaping him. But when Autumn witnesses Camden being beaten and held prisoner, she is forced to make a desperate decision. Will she choose to be loyal, or will she do what she knows is right?
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!
Welcome to Adams Grove…where the pies are delicious but the lies are to die for. America’s beloved country superstar Cody Tuggle never expected to be one of America’s most wanted. At least that’s how he feels since he’s been accused of murdering his scheming agent. Desperate to prove he’s innocent, he turns to his only alibi, award-winning photographer Kasey Phillips, who recently toured with him and his band. After an exciting life on the road, Kasey has settled down in small-town Adams Grove with her five-year-old son. Unexpectedly reunited with Cody, she finds herself open to love again. But just when she’s ready to fall, everything she ever believed about him is called in to question. Cody has waited a long time for genuine love, and he can’t let this chance with Kasey slip away. But as the evidence stacks up, the accusations against him put a damper on the sparks flying between them. Can he convince Kasey he’s innocent, and will she clear his name in time? Or will their dreams of the future be the victim of a deadly lie? Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is a sweet, down-home story of love overcoming all obstacles—from the crossroads of small town and suspense.
While Dane and Shana are hired to protect a bride from a Russian arms dealer, will the idea of wedding bells inspire romance between the private-eye partners? Or will the notion of love and marriage scare them more than the threat of a bomb at the church? Protecting a bride from a deadly threat is less dangerous for private investigation partners Dane & Shana than their volatile attraction.
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!
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?
Sometimes being a psychic is murder.
Especially when you're one of the psychics on the killer's hit list.
While attending a funeral of a colleague, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe realize that this death is one of several "accidental demises" of clairvoyants in the small, quirky town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Trudy begins receiving visions from the murderer, putting her on the hunt to expose the killer. Levi, on the other hand, wants to be far, far away from the Ozark town, and his anxiety has little to do with the string of murders.
As the noose tightens around this band of psychics, Trudy and Levi are drawn into it, making themselves both the hunters and the hunted. It's a mind-bending game of cat and mouse, but which one is which?
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.
My life's work, my passion, is to make the world a better place.
And when I meet the pretty blonde Leigh I'm positive we'll take the company to new heights, along with our newfound romance.
But somebody is determined to stop me and my work, to keep us from achieving our goals and realizing our dreams.
If only I can discover who before we both wind up dead, before I lose Leigh forever.
Do dreams really come true?
They will when you meet Harrison Clark, the wealthy and powerful CEO of the company I work for.
And after falling in love with Harrison I want to believe in fate, in destiny.
But lately my dreams are getting more frequent and more frightening, ominous even.
It's like the universe is trying to warn me of something.
If only I can figure out what before it's too late, before I lose the love of my life.
Dream Boss is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
She needs a hero. He only wants her. As fiction crashes into reality, the lines blur when the hero from the pages of Sage Matthews’ bestselling steamy romance novel, Roark Samuels, emerges to save her from the brink of death. Unbelievably, Sage and Roark come face-to-face with the opportunity to explore their deepest desires by creating their own sinful imaginings but also giving themselves a chance to write their own happily ever after. Can the Hero truly save his Creator, or will this turn into a tragedy instead of the happy ending for their own best seller? ~~~ Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different - more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out ... you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows. Author note * This story was previously published as a standalone title, Best Seller. Advance has been expanded and is now the first book in The Masters of Savoy series. * Advance is a friends-to-lovers mystery romance story with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Each book in the series is standalone with no cliffhanger endings. Books in the series: Advance Negotiation Submission Contract Bound
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.
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.
...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.
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.
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?
He was supposed to kill me. I had done the unthinkable. I called the cops on him, on his family, but he let me live. We became friends, and then...we fell in love. Lucy Ives is a foster kid, running from her turbulent past. On her first night in New York City, she accidentally calls the cops on the mafia. But when their fixer comes to kill her, he ends up sparing her life in exchange for a favor - be his fake fiancé or die. Note: This is a full-length novel with sexually mature situations unsuitable for underage audiences. Please, proceed with caution.
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
"The Woods is a sexy, small-town murder mystery that’s guaranteed to resonate with fans of Nora Roberts and Karin Slaughter." -Best Thrillers A year after her sister’s death, Archeologist and part-time neurotic, Dr. Katie Somers returns to the sleepy, southern town of Berry Springs to sell her childhood home. She’d planned to be in and out in less than a week, but a chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns her perfectly crafted world upside down. Army Ranger Jake Thomas only has one shot at a position with the FBI, even if that means concealing his true identity from those closest to him. As he tries to focus on the mission at hand, Berry Springs is rocked by two gruesome murders and it isn’t long before he and Katie become entangled in the killer’s web, while becoming suspects themselves by the prickly Chief of Police, David McCord. As their attraction begins to sizzle, so does the danger when Katie stumbles onto new details about her sister’s death, leading her down a dangerous path. A path she should’ve never stepped onto…
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?
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
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 ...
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
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 *
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.
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.
Some days are a gift, while others are a lesson in survival. Every day Jack spends with his girlfriend Jenni, feels like it could be the last. Her brother, Rex, is the local big shot drug dealer who’s gunning for him because he’s dating his baby sister—and he hates Jack. Homeless, Jack lives in an abandoned warehouse with five guys who’ve somehow morphed into more than just a crew, they’re family. Living in the slums of California, they can’t fix everything, but they’ve vowed to protect their community and the nearby high school from becoming prey to Rex’s gang. They’ve always policed their own—until Rex takes things to the next level. When territory wars turn to murder, they have two options: weapon up or strike a deal before Rex wipes their futures off the map. *This novella sets the stage for the adult Gray Ghost series.
Six months ago, Siobhan Cantrell’s world was changed forever by a sniper’s bullet. The incident transformed her from a secure confident woman to a recluse, afraid to leave her own home. When her friends urge her to re-enter the world of the living, they suggest Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand dating service. Nervous, she signs up and learns the company is renown for in-depth background checks and safe encounters. So, how dangerous could it be? Sergeant Bobby Martin has witnessed Madame Eve’s magic firsthand. His teammate found true love through her service. Still a skeptic but giving in to peer pressure, the Air Force Pararescueman signs himself up. When he meets Siobhan, his doubts fly out the window—unfortunately bullets start flying in them. Determined to protect her from a sniper that won’t give up, Bobby vows to keep her safe. As their chemistry ramps up, so does the sniper’s attempts. Can Bobby keep Siobhan alive, or will the killer catch them in his sights?
A lovely American detective's idyllic sail to Mexico ends when she comes face to face with her unfortunate past. But what is unfortunate for Detective Katy Hunter is just the ticket a handsome Latin investigator needs to solve a murder involving a rich, and cartel connected, American yachtsman. The couple's growing attraction wouldn't be so bad, if only they can bring a vicious killer to justice before they become the next victims.
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.
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, ...
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
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?
Emilia Draper commits to saving a dying girl, but an enemy vows to stop her. Emilia’s younger sister died of a rare disease, a loss she feels deeply. She’s devoted her biotech career to finding the cure. Yet on the verge of delivering a new drug to save a girl’s life, a vicious enemy will kill to block her from achieving her goal. Can she deliver the cure for a rare childhood disease, before her enemy kills her? Ex-SEAL Jonathan Hawkins Turner, known as Hawke, owns a protection company. Emilia is a close friend from his past. When her life is threatened, he vows to protect her and calls on the strength of his team. He risks all to rescue Emilia and save a child’s life. Deadly harm surrounds Emilia and a young girl’s life hangs by a thread. As danger closes in, Hawke’s possessive side surges. He hadn’t expected to lose his heart. But in this steamy friends-to-lovers romance, he is in deep. Can Hawke rescue the woman he loves and save the life of a child?
She didn't expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer. Can two displaced angels save a woman from the clutches of a vicious psychopath? When Julie Crenshaw is offered a news reporter's job on beautiful Vancouver Island she didn't expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer. Connor O'Rourke has seen his share of human depravities during his fourteen years as a homicide detective, but is still sickened by the murderer terrorizing his island shores. And threatening his key witness. As the stakes rise, can two people get a second chance at love? Or will a killer become the winner?
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?
Paleontologist Caroline Priest is shocked when she finds a dead body at her dig site. When she calls it in to the sheriff's department, her former boyfriend, Rand Callahan, comes out to investigate. The evidence quickly starts to point to Caroline being the killer, and Rand has no choice but to arrest her. It's clear to Caroline that she's been set up, but by who and for what reason? While Caroline is out on bail, Rand rekindles his relationship with her as they try to solve the mystery before it's too late. Content Warning: contains some sexual content
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?
In this collection of short stories, author Kathryn Lane often fulfills the promise of mysteries of the heart while also surprising you with mysteries of life. Some of the stories are fun and humorous while others are ghost stories, romance gone wrong, or a world where fantasy and reality are fused. The main story, Backyard Volcano, covers the life of a young girl, Patricia, who inspired by her grandmother’s stories on volcanos, becomes a volcanologist and travels to Mexico to study the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Patricia visits her grandmother’s hometown only to uncover her grandmother’s shocking secrets. The stories contain secrets you ’ll want to discover.
He always gets what he wants. The seasoned seducer, who probably charms the panties off of every woman he meets. Diego is handsome. Arrogant. Dangerous. Far more dangerous than anyone I've ever met. And with one look from across a crowded room he has me; hook line and sinker, I'm his for the night. Diego is not a man to mess with, I know that. I just can't seem to resist his kiss, his touch. But can I trust him with my heart, with my body? I'm being hunted for something I may or may not have seen, and Diego is my only way out of a world of death and destruction. If only I can believe his dark promises.
A Mafia conspiracy. A female undercover cop. A honed and fit suspect - international boxer and billionaire playboy, Freddie La Salle. Interpol cop, Anna Leyton, spirals down into a hopeless vortex of sexual and emotional turmoil as she fights to keep her professional cool in her latest assignment. When the charismatic Freddie turns on his charm and seduces her, passion takes control. The action flies from London to Paris, to California and New York - but just who is deceiving who in this fast moving ride across continents?
A high stakes gambling syndicate is pulling the strings. There's already a boxing referee dead in a river and millions of dollars placed on Freddie's next fight. Anna has to decide what really motivates this art loving prize-bull boxer. Can she fake it? Can she nail the gangsters before her cover is blown?
In a tense story of forbidden erotic love, can a relationship founded on deceit survive? When abandoned by her bosses, vigilante justice is her only option. Can she prove her lover's innocence? Can she escape with her man or even her life? The power of love and trust stands against greed and crime as conflicting forces grapple for that knockout punch.
'Seduction of Combat' is the first in Emma Calin's Seduction Series, combining thrilling crime mystery with steamy suspense romance. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts and Kendra Elliot you'll love a series that combines all of thei ...
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...
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?
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, they’re formidable. As lovers, they discover that they’re insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case they’re working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killer’s eyes, can the killer see her?
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.
If I fail, millions will die at the hands of Big Oil.
Ever since I announced my $50 million-dollar anti-fracking campaign, they're aiming to shut me up for good. But I won't relent.
And now that I'm being targeted by a rogue sniper, this pretty little brunette detective is my self-appointed bodyguard?
Please, I'm loaded! I've got plenty of security...but maybe I don't have enough protection for my heart because I'm falling for her.
I can't allow my newfound affections for her slow me down and I refuse to let a price on my head get in the way of such important work.
I never expected to fall in love on the job, least of all with the man I'm investigating.
But the more I'm around Jack, the more I'm beginning to fall for him, for his charisma, his determination...and his body.
Problem is, he's the prime suspect in my homicide investigation.
He's also number one on Big Oil's hit list and it's up to me to protect him - to be his guardian angel - whether he likes it or not.
I can't let my feelings cloud my judgment or we'll both end up dead.
Guardian Angel Guardian Angel is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
When rehab is Brooke Hollen’s only chance at redemption, she runs straight to it. But can she survive the serial killer who hides amongst the damaged and healing? And can she trust Kyle Reston, another rehab resident, who wants to take her under his wing? Or is he responsible for the residents who keep disappearing?
Maestro's music creates mindless puppets, who commit crimes at his command. To lure the sinister jewel thief out of hiding, Pinkerton Agent Sadie Michelson poses as a wealthy widow.
Fearing for her safety, William "Cass" Cassidy, her hotheaded lover, hatches his own plot to end Maestro's killing spree. But his daring gamble backfires and costs him Sadie's trust.
Now Cass is on the run, hunted by Maestro and the Pinkertons. Torn between her mission and her gunslinging lover, Sadie must stop Cass's showdown with Maestro, or she'll lose her badge—and her man.
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"Think WILD WILD WEST (TV classic) with a spicy heroine. A genre-busting adventure. Highly recommended." ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"The lovers have terrific chemistry. The next book can't come soon enough!" ~Heather Nordahl Files, Affaire de Coeur (4.5 stars)
LADY LAW & THE GUNSLINGER in series order:
Novella Prequel: SHADY LADY (published in the #1 bestselling Historical Western Romance Anthology, PISTOLS & PETTICOATS.)
DEVIL IN TEXAS (Book 1)
DANCE TO THE DEVIL'S TUNE (Book 2)
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.
Fragmented, Book One Boston's Crimes of Passion Series! A pulse-pounding thriller! Ms Connally's first murder mystery delivers! Suspenseful...shocking...a psychological thriller-- leaving readers on the edge of their seat. Cameron Quinn is caught in a web of deceit. Protecting her brother from being framed for a murder places Cameron in untold danger. When the real killer diverts his attention to her, she has nowhere to turn, especially not to the man she shared one unforgettable night... who now is trying to put her brother in prison. A "must read" for any suspense lover! Past of Shadows, Book One The Three Realms Series Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in life...to protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny, fate has dictated to her. Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive, peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, she knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the danger that awaits her—an evil like no other—Asmeodai! Belle of Charleston, Book One Southern Legacy Serial! In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years ...
… The forgotten envelope was like the proverbial can of worms… now that she had opened it, she knew the past would come crawling out, one slimy piece at a time…
Photojournalist Kenzie Reese has spent the past eight years trying to forget her past. Now the Mafia is looking for her father and thinks kidnapping Kenzie will bring him out of hiding. Little do they know what a dysfunctional family she comes from! After a miserable and lonely childhood - lived on the run in a dozen towns across the country, using a dozen different names – Kenzie has made a new life for herself that does not include her parents.
The forgotten envelope plunges Kenzie into the middle of a political and financial conspiracy. Coded clues and a mysterious key force her to recall the painful puzzle of her past. Each discovery leads to more questions and more changes… and Kenzie hates changes!
Now is definitely not the time to be falling in love, especially with straight-laced Travis Merka. She and the Texas Ranger have nothing in common. She's a free spirit, he's all about rules.
But there are no rules as they follow the twisted trail of secrets that leads them from Colorado and Wyoming, into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Full of surprises and vivid scenery, Kenzie's story is a great stand-alone or the perfect extension of The Girl from Her Mirror. This popular Kindle series is filled with mysterious danger and sexy delight, while remaining a clean r ...
The most powerful mobster in New York wants me dead—trouble is, he’s also my father. I'm a woman on the run from the most feared mobster in the country. Worse, he's my own father. I have my sister to keep safe, and a hot, deadly hit man on my trail. Only one thing to do … see who gets the first shot. But don't worry about me, I'm no sweet young thing. In fact, I may just be as deadly as the guy who's out to end me. My name is Verity Guerra. I'm on the run from the most ruthless mafia Don in New York—my father. For the past few months, my sister and I have been in Witness Protection, and I’m determined to live long enough to testify against him. I knew he'd send someone after me. But I didn't bank on a hit man known only as X, with cheekbones sharp enough to grate Italian cheese, and muscles that won't quit. But what he doesn't know just may kill him. Behind my pretty façade, I’m a cold-blooded killer. Too bad X is determined to end me, or I might just fall for those piercing blue eyes. Call me X. I’m a contract killer, hired to make sure Verity Guerra turns up dead. A beautiful face won’t stop me from doing my job. Killing isn’t just my work—it’s in my blood. But her dark eyes, silky hair, and tattoos mask a lethal killer. Finally, someone worthy to be called my mark. When her little sister goes missing, we have only one question—do we stop trying to kill each other long enough to get her back? Tu ...
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.
(Romantic Thriller. Additional Note: This book was written for pre-teens/teens/young adults and contains no sexual content).) In her darkest hour, only one can save her. Nefarious businessmen have determined that they want what isn’t theirs, and they will resort to whatever measures are needed to obtain it. Lara Esterhaus is unyielding in her stance not to let them take what belongs to her, but when her family members start dropping like flies, can Lara do the impossible before she loses everything – including her life? Philip and Andrew Bensley know what it’s like to lose everything and will do whatever is necessary to regain what they lost – including marrying for money. When their path crosses with Lara’s, the body count rises along with everyone’s determination to win.
Mitch Taylor and Rebecca Sorenson share a secret. Rebecca’s job as secretary of Cascade Elementary, the same school she attended as a child, is rewarding. She has a great group of friends, many of whom are married now. And if sometimes she wished it were her up there in that sparkling white dress… Except, wait—she did get to wear bridal white. Granted, it was a slinky party dress and the justice of the peace was Elvis in a gold lame jacket, but still, the deed was done. She’d tied the knot. Mitch Taylor doesn’t do regrets. It would be a waste of energy bemoaning the mistakes he’d made in his life. The end of his promising football career taught him nothing in life was a guarantee. Like love. What were the chances two people from the same po-dunk town in Washington would end up together in a nightclub in Las Vegas? A few too many drinks later, a hasty ceremony performed by the king of rock ‘n’ roll, and they’d been hitched. The night that followed lived on in his dreams, but when he’d woken the next morning she was gone. Can these two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes, or will they keep their lonely hearts forever guarded?
She witnessed a robbery. Now she’s a killer’s target. Tara Munroe thinks she’s safe. Then a ruthless gang stalks her from Colorado to Mexico. Thankfully, US Marshal Trent Nielsen isn’t far behind and vows to bring her home…whatever it takes. Before long, Trent realizes this mission is tough for even the most seasoned lawman. And with no shortage of men gunning for them, he’ll have to stay one step ahead if he has any chance of keeping Tara alive.
Zack Bartell is a strong, determined Texan who knows what he wants and is willing to fight for it. What he wants most in life is Meredith Courtland and to develop his share of the family's ranching dynasty at Bridleton.
Meri has experienced the deep heartache of a lost love. She’s emotionally wary and unwilling to risk her secure position at Bridleton by having an affair with the incredibly desirable Bartell heir, even though he's a walking, breathing temptation.
When an unidentified stalker tangles their relationship even further, Meri's volunteer work with wounded veterans helps them eliminate the threat and find their much-deserved happiness.
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?
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Prequel - Beachcomber Investigations Series
Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise takes on a new partner for a kidnapping case, gorgeous Scotland Yard detective Shana George. Mistake? Maybe. The fireworks between them could get them killed before they have a chance to find the missing heiress--and whoever is behind the kidnapping.
Dane has been visiting his beach shack on Martha's Vineyard to rest is weary body and soul for too many years and he's particularly in need of a rest this summer. But his old special ops commander, now governor of Massachusetts, calls on him to save a missing heiress. She was scheduled to compete in a surfing competition and now she's gone.
The governor also recruited a partner for Dane, perfect for going undercover as a surfer, the bikini bombshell Shana is also a Scotland Yard detective. Dane is skeptical until he finds out Shana has serious skills.
But as the case unfolds and the stakes ratchet up once they realize they're dealing with human traffickers specializing in beautiful women, Dane is in trouble. He is far too attracted to everything about his partner--and far too distracted for their well being and their survival.
They need to find the heiress and stop the kidnapping ring before they let their relationship compromise everything. Or is it too late?
Hiding in history isn’t the thrill Emily thought it would be—but neither is time travel. When her husband, Dell, was seriously injured in an accident meant to free her from her past, Emily is left to await his recovery alone.
Traversing time without the man of her dreams becomes a nightmare with no apparent end until her husband’s younger self, Shane, arrives—handsome, arrogant, and ready to challenge Emily’s feelings for a husband who might not survive his injuries.
Inspired by the memory of Maude, her beloved great-great-aunt, Emily tries to escape her new life, only to discover that she may have just risked everything for the love of Maude.
For the Love of Maude is the second book of The Dear Maude Trilogy. The first, Dear Maude, is the story of a college graduate, 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, and by losing her heart in a romance that knows no boundaries, including time.
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.
Scarlet needs a new job, but Horseman of the Apocalypse doesn’t sound good on a resume. Three years ago she followed her companions to Earth in an effort to live human lives. But the moment she left her husband Tyr she knew life wouldn’t be worth living. Lonely and longing for her husband, Scarlet is on a path of destruction that could endanger all the riders. Tyr, god of justice, hunts his wife across the realms. From Hell to the Golden Throne, he travels until he finds her working as a phone operator. Scarlet is no longer the woman he fell in love with, and he is determined to bring that woman back to him if it takes the rest of eternity. Even though the Horsemen live on Earth, they are still responsible for guarding four seals that can unleash the Apocalypse. When a prophecy is awoken by a deity who only has her own interests at heart, they must go on the defensive to keep their homes on Earth and protect the seals. If even one seal opens, it will start a chain reaction that will force the Horsemen to take up their mantles and destroy the new lives they’ve worked so hard to build.
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.
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.
I’m wrong for her in all the right ways. Everyone in the city knows who I am: Vincent Citrione, top capo of the most powerful crime family in the city. If you’ve got two brain cells to rub together, you’re scared sh*tless of me. As for women, I given them the hardest, dirtiest f*ck of their lives before showing them the door. They know better than to expect more. Commitments? F*ck ‘em. At least, that was my motto until I caught her snooping in the wrong place at the wrong time. Aubriella. I wanted her to be like all the rest of the girls. I wanted to forget her. But I can’t forget her lush curves… or the soft moans spilling from her lips. She thinks she can say no to me and get away with it. She thinks she can walk away after what she’s seen. But one taste and I know she’s going to be mine. I don’t care what it takes. I get what I want. And I want her. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
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.