From a shape-shifting leopardess who wants a pack-mate to be her soulmate, to a snowstorm that brings a surprise gift, these four tales will stir readers' spirits in all the right places.
Some men you can't take anywhere. . .except the bedroom.Good With His HandsBy New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster As next-door neighbors and best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan have a "no sex" relationship. Until Pete decides he's ready to transform himself into the perfect "black tie" guy he thinks she wants. And once she's in his arms, he'll show her just what else that black tie can do. . .Miss Extreme CongenialityBy New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy CJ White knows there has to be a catch when Wyatt Maddock--her despised FBI partner--offers to transfer out of Chicago and far, far away from her: she has to spend one sexy night with the untamed playboy, wearing the outfit of his choice. . .Last Call by Morgan LeighTess Braeden is new in Justice, North Carolina, but there's no justice when she learns that her inherited home is about to be foreclosed on. Thank goodness for the sensual, mysterious Fletcher Graham. But will Mr. Right become Mr. Wrong once Tess discovers his day job?
Bethany Churchill just quit her lousy job, dumped her lousy boyfriend, and moved into a new apartment. She¿s not looking for love, but her hot new landlord, SWAT officer Lucius Ryder, aka Luscious, is determined to change her mind. Before long, Bethany is tempted to find out if he¿s really as delicious as his nickname It¿s About Time by Erin McCarthy. County prosecutor Trish Jones has had it with smooth-talking, under-performing suits. And though she¿s never had a thing for big, brawny guys, one look at Caleb Vancouver makes her think she might have been missing out. One Harley ride later they¿re back at her place, and she realizes she has been missing out on quite a lot. Wish You Were Here by Amy Garvey Photographer Mackenzie Pruitt knows exactly what she wants her future to look like, and this summer that means renovating a dilapidated shed into a studio. But when hunky carpenter Leo Dawson shows up, she¿d much rather have his capable hands on her than on a hammer
Lazy days . . . steamy nights . . . and sweltering guys with rippling muscles doing what they do best . . . Luscious by Lori FosterBethany Churchill just quit her lousy job, dumped her lousy boyfriend and moved into a new apartment. She's not looking for love, but her hot new landlord is determined to change her mind. SWAT officer Lucius Ryder--known to the women in the building as "Luscious," much to his chagrin--is one sexy lawman, and before long Bethany is tempted to find out if he's really as delicious as his nickname. . .It's About Time by Erin McCarthyCounty prosecutor Trish Jones has had it with smooth-talking, under-performing suits. And though she's never had a thing for big, brawny guys, one look at Caleb Vancouver's bulges makes her think she might have been missing out. One Harley ride later they're back at her place, and she realizes that she has been missing out . . . on quite a lot . . . Wish You Were Here by Amy GarveyPhotographer Mackenzie Pruitt knows exactly what she wants her future to look like, and this summer that means renovating a dilapidated shed into a studio. But when hunky carpenter Leo Dawson shows up, she'd much rather have his capable hands on her than on a hammer. He's not the kind of guy she always thought she'd fall for, but when he touches her, she can't imagine wanting anyone else . . .
Theyre Not Just For Breakfast Anymore. . . Hot. Delicious. So satisfying. Who wouldnt want to start the day with a little bad boy breakfast in bed. . . or anywhere else? Erin McCarthy Fuzzy Logic Ashley Andrews shopaholic ways have landed her with massive credit card debt and an ingenious way of paying it off--as a part-time Pleasure Party consultant. Demonstrating romance-enhancing products to women seems like a great idea, until a box of neon colored sex toys and edible body lotions is accidentally delivered to her next-door neighbor, gorgeous, brainy Lucas Manning. Can we say, oops? Opening that Pandoras box is an earth-shaking discovery for Lucas. The scientist in him cant resist the opportunity to test the validity of some of Ashleys products. . . but the man in him cant resist showing Ashley exactly how he has felt about her for a very long time. . . Jen Nicholas The Cupid Curse Valentine Lewis is a woman cursed. Named after the holiday of love, her own romantic life is non-existent. Whats a hard-headed, hard-up girl to do? Why, appeal to the God of Love, of course. Valentines personal Cupid arrives in the form of hunky Gideon. The Eros miracle worker has the face of an angel, the bod of an Olympian, and the aim. . . well, not so good. In the Cursed Again Department, Gideon manages to shoot himself with the arrow intended for Valentines One True Love. But as things heat up, this curse just may prove to be a blessing in divine disguise. . . Jordan Summers Mesmerized Amanda Dillon is used to gorgeous men falling at her feet, wooing her, and obeying her every command--but theyre hypnotized at the time. Just once, the lush hypnotist would like to be mesmerized herself, and star journalist Derek Armstrong is certainly sexy enough to make any girl go under. Dereks determined to interview the elusive Amanda, even if he has to allow her to hypnotize him to get the juicy story. But once these two square off in a test of wills, theres no telling wholl be the first to fall. . . or just what hypnotic suggestions theyll respond to best. . . How do we like our bad boys? Any way we can get them. . .
Meet three men without boundaries, hell-bent on satisfying their deepest desires--and those of the women who drive them wild. . .The Howling by Erin McCarthyWhen Liv Lugaru's boyfriend Sebastian disappears, she finds comfort in his brother's arms. But Sebastian is much closer than Liv realizes. . .and he'll stop at nothing to protect her from the feral danger that comes alive only when she sleeps. . . Smoke On The Water by Bianca D'ArcIn the misty fog of a lakefront village, zombies are roaming wild--and zombie hunter John Petit must stop the carnage. John is also fighting a different kind of battle: a forbidden passion for his new partner, Donna. With her help, killing zombies is a walk in the park, but keeping his desire in check is making him sweat. . . Redeeming The Wizard by Jennifer Lyon Gage Remington was once a powerful wizard; now he's a recluse who keeps the world at bay. But when Mira Tate arrives at Gage's door, she stirs in him an attraction he can't deny. Soon, Gage will risk everything to keep Mira close--even the secret that may be his ruin. . .
Robin used to be a party girl. . . until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend. Now she's faced with being THAT girl, and couldn't be more disgusted with herself. She can't even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix--quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that's good and oh, so bad. . . Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin's house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he's drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn't care that he's done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist. But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it's a naïve dream to believe that his record won't catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present. . .
The USA Todaybestselling author of High Stakesreturns to Vegas, where falling for a vampire isn't such a long shot. Politics make strange coffin fellows... Vampire Seamus Fox is supposed to be the campaign manager for a Vampire Nation presidential candidate. Instead, he finds himself running around Vegas keeping tabs on the candidate's wife and female entourage. Seamus has had his fill of women: a disastrous and deadly love affair has haunted him for over two centuries. Talk about baggage. But suddenly he finds himself obsessed with a mysterious stripper who dances behind a screen. The sultry yet shy Cara Kim whets his appetite for more, but leave it to Seamus to fall fangs over feet for that rarest of Vegas attractions-a good girl. After a sudden run-in on the street, though, they may soon have a lot more in common...
A Vegas Vampire one-night stand?from the USA Today bestselling author. Brittany Baldizzi finds herself in the family way after one night of passion with vampire Corbin Jean Michel. But will his paternal instincts trump his bloodsucking ones when he finds out he?s a father?
Kendall Holbrook is determined to make it to the top, even with the challenge of being a woman on the male-dominated racing circuit. She doesn't have time for romance-especially not with racing rival Evan Monroe, the man who nearly crushed her dream years ago. Tricked into meeting him, Kendall is experiencing all those old feelings again-and she can't deny that they still have enough chemistry to set fire to the track.
A reunion to end all reunions Since their separation years ago, Sean Maddock has imagined a lot of scenarios where he and Kristine would get back together. So finally getting served with divorce papers is a real shock. It's not until he seeks out Kristine and feels the same hot kick of desire that he suddenly knows why-he still wants his wife! Clearly it's time to move on. But before Sean signs on the dotted line to end their marriage, he wants one more weekend. Just the two of them, closed up in an isolated cabin. Surely by Sunday night they will have played out all their sexy memories-maybe even made a few new ones. Then he'll be able to walk away...or not!
National bestseller from the wildly popular author of Heiress for Hire. Haunted house tour guide Shelby Tucker gets hot and bothered when she stumbles upon sexy, naked Boston McNamara. She knows he's no ghost, though he does makes her weak in the knees.
An exposé...or just exposed? Anything for the sake of the story. That explains why journalist Emma Gideon is participating in a large-scale nude photo shoot. Yeah, it's a stretch for a girl with an old-fashioned side. Worse, sporting only green body paint, she's on display for Kyle Hadley-the office flirt and her rival at the paper. These unique circumstances are creating a sizzling complication to their rivalry.... Despite her boss's rule of "no hanky-panky," Emma ends up in Kyle's shower...with him! And that's hotter than she ever imagined. When he suggests a continuation, how can she refuse? But has Emma risked her career for a sexy new development...or is this a severe case of overexposure?
MELTING FROSTY by Maggie Shayne For Matt, Christmas has aroused painful memories ever since his father died, leaving his family all but destitute and Matt with far too much responsibility too soon. Holly lost her family in a tragedy- - but found solace and strength in the holidays her family loved so much. So when Matt and Holly cross paths, it's more than fate - it's a chance for both of them to find the one perfect gift they have both searched for all their lives... CHARLOTTE'S WEB by Erin McCarthy For the longest time, Charlotte Murphy has burned for Will Thornton. But as far as Charlotte can tell, Will sees her only as a friend. Tired of waiting for Will to recognize her as the sexy, wanton woman she truly is, Charlotte decides to fall back on her genes - and embrace the witch within her. Her newfound powers offer a tempting way to get what she wants out of who she wants. But does she really want a man like Will to love her because of witchcraft - or because he wants to? BEAT OF TEMPTATION by Nalini Singh Young Tamsyn has always held a special place in her heart for her powerful fellow packmember Nate. But as a dominant male leopard in the pack, the more experienced Nate doesn't want to trap Tamsyn into the fierce demands of the mating bond - a bond driven by the animal within - when she's hardly had the chance to grow into a woman. But Tamsyn knows what she wants for Christmas, and she's going to get it ... GIFTS OF THE MAGI by Jean Johnson Steve Bethel and his fiancée, Rachel, could use a few miracles right about now - the family bed-and-breakfast is mortgaged to the hilt, the biggest blizzard in half a century is ruining the shortest day of the year, and their guests are canceling right and left. Then three strangers show up at what seems like the darkest hour, looking for a place to stay for the holidays ...
"One of of [romance's] brightest stars"( ROMANCE REVIEWS TODAY) shows off her dark side. Forever cursed. Forever FALLEN. New Orleans, 1840s. Sent to watch over the decadent city, the angel Gabriel loses himself in the liquid pleasure of absinthe. So when his mistress, Anne, is murdered--and all evidence points to him--a foggy Gabriel cannot be sure he didn't do it. His penance: to be forever denied love. Then in modern-day New Orleans he meets forensic scientist Sara Michaels. . . .
When rock-god vampire Johnny Malone commits suicide, the rest of The Impalers gather for an Irish wake and jam session to send their bandmate off in style. But alcohol-laced blood and grief make for one hell of a combination... When her brother, Johnny, dies, Stella Malone's grief lands her in the buff arms of The Impalers' bass player. While her tryst with Wyatt had some serious bite, Stella isn't looking for a relationship, especially after a tipsy argument leads to her getting stuck in bat form at the wake. The rest of the hungover Impalers are in no shape to help her, meaning that Stella's one night stand is the only one who can help her figure out what really happened last night. Only Wyatt doesn't have a clue what happened last night, either, nor does he know that Stella is the bat currently dive-bombing his head. But he does have her purse and that has to be a start, right? Or not. On the other hand, there is a priest passed out in the bathtub and an alcoholic parrot squawking about a chapel of love... Which might explain the ring on Berto Cortez's finger. How did a night of rock 'n' roll debauchery result in him turning sexy washboard player Katie Lambert into a vampire and then marrying her? He wouldn't. He couldn't. But he can't quite remember, exactly. Which means these four friends turned amnesiac couples have only one choice: hit the famed Bourbon Street for some answers...
When one of their own ties the knot with a dominatrix (no pun intended), The Impalers--a vampire rock band--are ready to party down. But trouble awaits them once again when they wake up... Attending their bandmate Saxon's wedding seemed simple enough for Johnny Malone and Drake Hanover. But after waking up in a dominatrix's dungeon, they realize their cash and cell phones have been stolen--along with the bride's wedding dress and the groom. And then there's the matter of the two women in the room... Loose cannon Johnny is handcuffed to Lizette, an uptight paper pusher. She wants to help save Johnny from the horrible fate in store for him at the hands of the Vampire Alliance, but he won't sign the paperwork. Then there's Josie, the waifish caterer from the reception, who rescues Drake from a sex swing. Josie may be cute and make a great cupcake, but Drake knows she might also be the thief. Or it could have been that gang of drag queens all dressed as Cher... Regardless, Johnny and Lizette need to get out of these handcuffs. Drake and Josie need to find their missing belongings. And Saxon needs to be located before the Vampire Alliance comes down on them hard...
New from the author of Full Throttle and Jacked Up! Switching into high gear... At a friend's lavish wedding, Harley McLain and her twin sister, Charity, meet sexy stock-car driver Cooper Brickman. The more reserved Harley is immediately smitten--until he hits on her twin. But Harley has had enough of being the "nice" girl, and after trading dresses with Charity, she seduces Cooper for a night of wild sex. ...ready for a hot lap. What was supposed to be a one-night fling gets complicated when Cooper needs a nanny to look after his kid sister--and is convinced sweet, dependable Harley would be perfect for the job. She can't resist the money--or Cooper's hot bod. But when her deception is revealed, will it destroy her dependable image--or will he finally realize how sexy sweet can be?
Four all-new stories of forbidden passion and dark desire.<P> Cave Canem: You never forget your first blood...Susan Sizemore returns to the universe of her Laws of the Blood novels with a sizzling story of the relationship between a vampire enforcer and a werewolf.<P> Russian Roulette: Erin McCarthy's Sasha Checkikov flees the bright lights and dangerous slayers of Vegas for New Orleans, where she is saved by a vampire haunted by his past--and hungry for passion.<P> Double the Bite: Set in the Vampire Babylon world, Chris Marie Green's story puts the bond between twin female vampires to the test when one of them falls for her prey.<P> Thicker Than Blood: Meljean Brook's vampire Annie Gallagher needs help to save a young human girl, but she doesn't expect the help to come from the FBI agent she loved--and had to give up-- when she was transformed.
Love shifts into high gear in the first Fast Track novel. The last place widowed single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a man was at the racetrack. Been there, done that. But rookie driver Elec Monroe sure does get her heart racing.
Easing into the turns... As one of only two girls on the tween racing circuit, Shawn Hamby has always run with a fast crowd. But now at thirty-two, she doesn't need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesn't need a man bossing her around off of the track... Putting the pedal to the metal... But after a silly girls' night at a fetish club, Shawn can't get Rhett Ford out of her mind. He's younger than her, and he's her best friend's brother-in-law, which should be red flags. Rhett is looking for someone to lead in bed, but he can't imagine that Shawn would ever submit to him. Boldly surrendering is more her style. And with Rhett behind the wheel, it's going to be one wild ride...
Grad student Imogen Wilson is researching the dating and mating patterns of stock car racers. Sexy and reckless Ty McCord is the ideal test subject, until Imogen falls for him-hard and fast.
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