Are you aching for more shade? The experts in erotic romance invite you to delve deeper into the tantalizing world of BDSM with a selection of delightfully wicked novellas that will ignite your senses. Explore your darkest fantasies with ten daring, intense stories by some of the biggest names in the genre. If you're looking for a lip-bitingly sexy escape, 10 Shades of Seduction will claim you. You know you want it.... Sarah McCarty Tiffany Reisz Alison Tyler Lisa Renee Jones Portia Da Costa Saskia Walker Anne Calhoun Alegra Verde
ARE YOU READY TO STEP DEEPER INTO THE SHADE?If Fifty Shades of Grey has left you aching to expand your BDSM repertoire, the experts on erotic romance have handpicked a collection of sensual and shocking stories by some of the genre's bestselling names and powerful new voices. Inside, explore a delectable spectrum of intense pleasure with twelve short, sharp and unforgettable novellas that will have you begging for mercy.Think you can handle it?12 Shades of Surrender-the darker side of romance.
"Anne Calhoun's romances define the erotic"* and now the national bestselling author of Uncommon Passion serves up a delicious new novella of savory food and hungry men--and one woman's challenge to get creative with each... Sarah McCall, food truck co-owner and recent Manhattan transplant, savors each moment of her new job--whether it's refining the truck's menu, learning the city, or spending afternoons in bed with the hot paramedic who's fast becoming her favorite customer. Tim Cannon spends his days sprinting from one emergency to the next. He eats like he works--at top speed--somewhere along the line he lost his ability to enjoy life's simple pleasures. Hooking up with Sarah is just another way to cope with the stress of his job, until their afternoon trysts coax Tim into enjoying everything he's avoided. Can Tim learn to balance his job saving lives with the everyday delights that make life worth living? If anyone can teach him, it's Sarah.... INCLUDES A BONUS EXCERPT OF ANNE CALHOUN'S THE LIST, AVAILABLE IN 2015 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PRINT Praise for Anne Calhoun "Anne Calhoun...tugs at your heart."--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author "Uncommonly good storytelling."--Beth Kery, New York Times bestselling author "Scintillating sexual chemistry."--Lauren Dane, New York Times bestselling author *Alison Kent After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, Anne Calhoun, national bestselling author of numerous novels including Jaded, Unforgiven, and Uncommon Pleasure, landed in a flyover state, where she traded business casual for yoga pants and decided to write down all the lively story ideas that got her through years of monotonous corporate meetings. Anne holds a BA in History and English, and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. When she's not writing her hobbies include reading, knitting, and yoga. She lives in the Midwest with her family and singlehandedly supports her local Starbucks.
Christmas is the perfect time for firefighter Ronan O'Rourke to take things to the next level with his sexually adventurous girlfriend. He knows she has feelings for him-and he's sure of his feelings for her-but when Thea refuses his invitation to sample Christmas in New York City because what they share is nothing more than sheet-burning sex, Ronan sets out to change her mind.Deep down Thea Moretti knows she cares for Ronan, but she can't move past her grief over her late husband. Loud music and sex with Ronan are the only things she's got that make her feel alive, so she takes as much of both as she can get. She knows Ronan wants more, but during the darkest time of the year finding her way won't be easy.Ronan gambles everything and challenges Thea: one night of passion with him and another man. Can he prove to her that what they share isn't just great sex but an emotional connection strong enough to last forever?38,000 words
The national bestselling author of The List continues her sinfully addictive Irresistible series... When it comes to the wolves of Wall Street, Ryan Hamilton is the leader of the pack. But his bravado is all bluff. The bank he works for is up to it's assets in fraud and shady deals. And thanks to pressure from the NYPD and FBI, Ryan is working as both a trader and a whistleblower. His only respite from the tension is when he parades his latest arm candy at a fancy lingerie shop. Simone Demarchelier owns Irresistible, crafting custom high-end lingerie. So she's more than happy that Ryan is spending a fortune on his women. But she senses that behind the hotshot facade there is something more. Something tortured and sad. And when he flies her out to the Hamptons in the shadow of a summer thunderstorm in order to fix one of her designs, she instead finds herself stuck in the opulent home with a distraught Ryan. Is Simone the one person who can mend Ryan's heart and soul?
They can't hide from desire... After life as a cop in Denver leaves him burned-out, Lucas Ridgeway returns to Walkers Ford, South Dakota, to serve as their chief of police. He's hoping to start over with a clean slate and avoid any emotional entanglements--even after his next-door neighbor kisses him senseless. Alana is passionate, dedicated, and most importantly leaving town soon. So why not have some fun? Alana Wentworth comes from a larger-than-life political family, yet all she wanted was to be a librarian. Then after an embarrassing marriage proposal from Mr. Not-For-Her, she jumps at the chance to live her dream for a few months. She wasn't supposed to get involved with the community--or sexy, troubled Lucas. But when the time comes for Alana to put Walkers Ford behind her, she's not ready. And Lucas may not be ready for her to go...
Who's on top? Matchmaker and stationery shop owner Matilda Davies brings people together. For those on her list, Tilda will find the man or woman of their dreams--whether it's for an hour or a lifetime. But due to a painful past, the British expat has never put her own name on the list. Instead, she limits herself to emotionless and commitment-free hookups. Then she meets Daniel, who wants not just her body, but also her heart... Daniel Logan hides the soul of a poet under the suit and tie of an FBI agent. Specializing in financial crimes, he pieces together stories of greed and ensures justice is done. He plays by the rules--until he meets Tilda. He's drawn in by her passion as well as her mysteriousness. Daniel knows that no matter her secrets, he's the perfect match for Tilda. But even pleasure doesn't come with a guarantee...
The author of The List continues her sinfully addictive Irresistible series with a provocative new novel about a woman inspired by her most forbidden desires...Arden MacCarren can't afford to lose control. Her family's investment house has failed, their professional reputation is all but destroyed, and it's up to Arden to hold the line. The only distraction she allows herself is a weekly drawing class where she can forget everything. Then she meets Seth Malone. When he poses in her class, strong, mysterious, and unbearably sexy, she can't resist him. The only thing she can do is keep it purely physical--no emotions, no strings, and definitely no telling.Seth understands responsibilities, both Arden's and his own. During his last tour as a Marine he lost his best friends to an IED. He has a duty to look after his buddies' survivors. All he allows himself is the stolen moments with Arden. But as he's drawn into Arden's battle with her demons, he comes face-to-face with his own. Seth will have to choose between a duty he can't ignore and the longing to inspire Arden's every desire--mind, soul, and body...From the Trade Paperback edition.
I'll be home for Christmas...to fulfill all your dreams.This holiday, a Mountie is determined to get her man. A widow finds a fireman who ignites her passions again. And two men unsure of their commitment discover a happily ever after-and a blindfold-under their tree. No matter your desires, this collection of three shorts is bound to treat you to all the joys of the season.Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:I Need You for Christmas by Leah BraemelBreath on Embers by Anne CalhounWish List by K.A. MitchellStories also available for purchase separately.99,000 words
The second in the Alpha Ops novella series that features an alpha Navy SEAL and the librarian who brings him to his knees.Jack Powell never planned on leaving the Navy, but his final mission as a SEAL left him with a tremor and a bad case of nerves. He's home, taking some college classes and trying to figure out what comes next when he meets Erin Kent, a divorced college librarian with an adventurous bucket list and a mission to get her ex-husband's voice out of her head. Jack guides Erin through skydiving and buying the motorcycle of her dreams, blithely accepting Erin's promise that their relationship is purely temporary. But when Jack gets the chance to go back into the shadowy world of security contracting, can he convince Erin to break her word and join him on the adventure of a lifetime?
The third in the Alpha Ops novella series that features an alpha Navy SEAL and the girl he thought he'd lost forever.In high school, basketball star Charlotte Stannard and Navy SEAL Jamie Hawthorn were everything but lovers. They shared a ruthlessly competitive spirit and relentless drive, but Charlie, afraid of the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy at seventeen, drove Jamie away. But now Jamie's back in town for the banquet to honor the basketball coach, and finds Charlie, newly home from a successful career in the European leagues and coaching the girls' team. The flames between them are hotter than ever, but Charlie believes Jamie just wants what he couldn't have when they were kids. Jamie's not just playing to win. He's playing for Charlie's heart, forever.
The first in the Alpha Ops novella series that features an alpha Navy SEAL who meets his match in a buttoned-up firecracker who is hiding a passionate side. Logistics director Rose Powell agreed to chaperone her grandmother on a guided tour of Roman ruins on one condition: her brother Jack would come with her. But when Jack backs out, his best friend and fellow SEAL Keenan Parker takes his place. Without a working cell phone, Rose's orderly world drifts into dreamy days and hot, secret nights in Keenan's bed. Keenan left the Navy but never made it any farther than Istanbul, much less to a viable future. Until he does, he'll show Rose things she didn't know about herself. Can he give his heart and his future to the woman he promised his best friend he'd never touch?
One couple. Two perspectives. From the bestselling author of Jaded comes two stories of restrained desires pushed to the point of no return... TRANSFIXED... By day, Marin Bryant is the darling of the New York modern dance scene, a job that requires a total surrender of her body to the demands of her art. By night, she has the power, moonlighting as Miss Banks, as a dainty dominatrix in heels and pearls. TRANSFORMED... To Wall Street scion Cole Fleming, Miss Banks fulfills his darkest desires, until the day when roles and formalities aren't enough. Cole wants all of Miss Banks's secrets, and won't stop until he's broken down her walls using the pleasure she craves and fears. Two stories, one pair of lovers, exploring the dark heat at the intersection of pain, pleasure, and something that just might be love... Find out more about the woman who brought Cole and Marin together in Anne Calhoun's novel, The List. Are you on it? These stories previously appeared in Agony/Ecstasy Praise for Anne Calhoun "Uncommonly good storytelling."--Beth Kery, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "Scintillating sexual chemistry."--Lauren Dane, New York Times bestselling author "Calhoun's romances define the erotic."--Alison Kent, national bestselling author After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, national bestselling novelist Anne Calhoun landed in a flyover state, where she traded business casual for yoga pants and decided to write down all the lively story ideas that got her through years of monotonous corporate meetings. She holds a BA in History and English, and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. Anne is the author of many novels including Jaded and Unforgiven. When she's not writing her hobbies include reading, knitting, and yoga. She lives in the Midwest with her family and singlehandedly supports her local Starbucks.
After leaving a restrictive religious community, Rachel Hill is on a mission to divest herself of her virginity. Newly independent and struggling to establish herself, she's not looking for anything complicated. She bids on sexy SWAT officer Ben Harris at a bachelor auction, confident he'll give her the night of her life and nothing more. But Ben is jaded and detached, living his life in an endless cycle of danger-fueled adrenaline jags, drinking, and sex. When he misses the fact that his bachelor auction hookup is a virgin, he's shocked by his obliviousness, and by the risk she took. To make amends, Ben offers Rachel all he can: a no-strings-attached sexual education. Ben's lessons introduce Rachel to down and dirty passion, but she's searching for something more profound than sex, and she's willing to walk away to find it. Ben can't get Rachel out of his head, but will he come to terms with his troubled past and learn to love?
From a "fresh and imaginative" (The Romance Studio) voice in erotic romance come the tales of two women, each daring to challenge the boundaries of the toughest of men...But in these edgy, heated encounters, the greatest thing each woman will risk is her heart. In "Over the Edge," after a tragic incident during Ty Hendricks' last tour of duty, he cut off all connection with anyone he cares about--until a night with Lauren Kincaid draws him reluctantly back into the world. Lauren sees a wounded man in danger of losing everything to his inner demons, but the sensual, no-holds-barred fight for Ty's soul could cost Lauren her heart. In "All on the Line," Abby Simmons fell hard for Lieutenant Sean Winthrop, but he sacrificed their relationship when he deployed to Afghanistan. Now he's home, full of regrets and intent on winning back the woman he never forgot. Abby gives Sean her body but holds her heart aloof, until one night of pleasure forces her to choose either her U.S. Marine...or life without him, forever.
Whenever Tess Weston's Navy SEAL boyfriend, Drew Norwood, returned from a mission, their lovemaking was always hot and intense. It made Tess feel what it meant to befemaleat its most primitive. Taken. Possessed. But Drew's latest unexpected reappearance is different. He's filled with raw need for Tess-and anger that she has left the windows open in her rough neighborhood, the one thing he made her promise never to do. Independent Tess can't believe Drew wants to follow through on his threat to spank her for defying him. . . but she's also intrigued. Can Tess trust him enough to let Drew dominate her bodyandher heart?
Welcome to Eye Candy, the East Side's hottest nightclub where the bartenders are hot, the cocktails are fancy, and danger lurks just under the surface... Eve Webber, the gorgeous and savvy owner of Eye Candy, knows better than anyone that growing up on the wrong side of the tracks comes with certain complications. Determined to run a clean business and fix up the East Side, Eve's plans get temporarily stalled when a potential new hire walks into her bar. The sexual chemistry crackling between them is a potent distraction...even if she refuses to mix business with the promise of pleasure. Detective Matt Dorchester lives by strict rules that have kept him alive in impossible situations. When his latest undercover assignment has him playing a bartender, his desire for the passionate owner has him breaking every single one. Eve is in danger and her life depends on his secrecy. But once their attraction reaches a climactic conclusion, Matt must make a desperate choice: Tell her the truth about who he really is--or risk a once-in-a-lifetime love to save her life?
For as long as he could remember, he wanted her... Raised by a single mother, Adam Collins resolved to take no chances with a girl's future--or his own. That's why, as hard as it was, he resisted everything he felt for Marissa Brooks. Then one night a reckless challenge left a fellow student dead and changed both their lives forever. As penance, Adam took the boy's place in the Marines, where he could disappear into discipline and duty, and left Marissa behind to struggle with her dreams. Twelve years later, Adam is back in Walkers Ford to serve as the best man in his friend's wedding. The years haven't diminished the electric connection he has with Marissa. But Adam's mistake continues to haunt him, and Marissa is stumbling under the weight of her family's legacy. Together they wrestle with demons and dreams, but if there's any hope for a future together Adam has to not only find a way to forgive himself, but also ask others for forgiveness--especially from the woman whose heart he broke.
"Tell me what you want and it's yours." When Corryn meets Luke at her new boss's party, their attraction is instant and electric. He's ready to give her any pleasure she desires--but Luke is a company vice president, her boss's best friend and completely off-limits. Refusing his offer is the most difficult choice she's ever had to make, made even harder by his continued seduction at the office and the fact that she hasn't been able to write poetry--her favorite pastime--since denying herself. Corryn is desperate to have Luke but she's all too aware of the risks of giving in to temptation. But after months of denial, she knows she must choose: end their flirtation for good or surrender to the inevitable....
For now, Milla Jackson is an American in London, but she's also been an American in Paris, Rome, Prague and more. She's working hard to combine her love of travel and growing social media presence into a career, even involving her followers in her (somewhat dismal) dating life. When the combustible heat between her and her best bloke, Charlie, explodes, she's unprepared for the secrecy of "friends with benefits."Charlie's an artist who's already been burned by one woman who used social media against him. He's determined to keep his hands on the glass he works with--and off the irresistible Milla, who's sure to share every detail with her followers.Will their best intentions survive a secret relationship? Or will the heat transform their fling into something that can overcome Milla's fear of permanency and Charlie's reluctance to trust again?
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