A modern woman and a god from ancient legend? Surely an epic love mismatch...or maybe it's the "myth match" of the century? The irrepressible Katie MacAlister brings us heroes who are more than mere mortals in two sparkling new novellas of the Otherworld. STAG PARTY Dane Hearne -- also known as the Irish fertility god Cernunnos -- must choose a bride quickly. His long-time goddess has run off with a salsa dancer, and Dane must be married by Beltane, just a week away, or become a mortal -- and die. When he meets American travel writer Megan St. Clair, he knows he's found his soul mate. But while Dane is a sexy Irish hunk with his fair share of blarney, can he convince Megan to marry him in just one week? NORSE TRULY Alrik Sigurdsson is cursed to sail his Viking ship along the same stretch of Scandinavian coastline forever. So when lovely American Brynna Lund skids her car off the road into the ocean, he and his men are happy for the diversion of rescuing her. Then Alrik discovers that Brynna is the only woman who can break the curse. Is it any wonder that he's determined to keep her...forever?
Experts in the art of stealing time, Travellers live on the edge of both mortal and immortal realms. But a few fight their outlaw instincts. ... Gwenhwyfar Byron Owens learned everything she knows about potions and spells from her two Wiccan moms, who are forbidden by Otherworld laws to teach magic to mortals. But when their latest transgression results in the kidnapping of a mortal woman, Gwen figures the only place to hide them all is in Summerland, the Wiccan afterlife. ... But Gregory Faa-a member of the Watch-is hot on their heels. A Traveller who has stolen time, he's eager to prove himself worthy of the Watch, only he has a past with the dark-eyed Welsh beauty he's been charged with bringing to justice. He's tempted to just let Gwen disappear into Summerland until he realizes that she's being pursued by a squad of goons and death's minions. Gwen is used to taking care of her moms and herself, so she can't give in to her heart's demand to trust Gregory, despite the fact that he's as handsome as the day is long-and the days in Summerland last centuries. ... .
In the Internet game of "Buckling Swashes," two die-hard enemies find themselves comrades at arms against a merciless rival, and discover that-on the virtual high seas and in real life-love can tame the most fearsome of pirates.
SHE'S LOSING HER HEART TO A BLOODSUCKER.<P> GOT FANGS?<P> When you're traveling through Europe with psychics, magicians, and other really bizarre people, normality is hard to come by, but something Francesca longs for. Until she meets Benedikt. He's actually taller than her, rides a motorcycle, and doesn't think Fran is the least bit weird. On the dark side, he's also a vampire--and Fran is supposed to redeem his soul. But when Ben's kisses turn out to be anything but normal, Fran starts to embrace the freakiness that is her life.<P> ...AND LEARNING THAT VAMPIRES CAN KEEP SECRETS FOREVER.<P> CIRCUS OF THE DARNED <P> With a witch for a mom, it's no surprise that Fran might not fit in, but having vampire for a boyfriend is doing wonders for her self-esteem. And now, even though she suspects Ben is keeping things from her, her only concern is finding some time--and something to wear--for their first actual date. But Fran's own mysterious talents seem to get in the way when she accidentally conjures an entire battlefield of warring Viking ghosts. Two's company--a dozen is a crowd....
No woman in her right mind would consent to wearing a corset for a month. Especially a "skinny-challenged" woman like Tessa. But dreams of being debt-free dance in her head at the offer of appearing in a reality TV show. "<P><P>A Month in the Life of a Victorian Duke" is about real people pretending to live on an English estate, circa 1879. And Tessa's leading man-a real-life Duke-is so handsome she can barely breathe, with or without the corset...
Pia Thomason is torn between two Dark Ones: her husband Kristoff - who doesn't trust her - and his best friend, Alec, who is MIA. So Pia goes back to her humdrum Seattle life, but fate has other plans. And she realises that if she and Kristoff are going to be shackled together for better or worse, she might as well start to enjoy it.
From New York Times bestselling authors Katie Macalister, Vicki Lewis Thompson and National bestselling author Connie Brockway: Stories full of magic, love-and cats. This one-of-a-kind-all-original anthology features stories by three bestselling superstar authors starring the mysterious, mischievous, and magical matchmaking felines of the Cupid Cats Animal Shelter, who assist their owners in finding romance and true love.
Chivalry is far from dead in the third novel in the "gut-wrenchingly funny"* Matchmaker in Wonderland Romance series. Stranded in England without money or a ticket home, Mercy Starling takes a job working for a medieval reenactment company. After all, who wouldn't want to pretend to live in the past, wield swords and long bows, and dress up in armor? And the best part of her summer job is Bestwood Hall...or rather, its intriguing new owner. The painfully shy Alden Ainslie is overwhelmed by the medieval reenactors who invade the Tudor house he's renovating, but he's drawn to the bubbly Mercy. And he valiantly joins in the fun, dodging not just arrows, lances, and the odd sword thrust, but also some pretty suspicious--and potentially deadly--attacks on himself. Someone wants him to give up on the house. But Alden is desperate to prove himself--and win the heart of his lady fair... *Open Book SocietyFrom the Paperback edition.
NOTHING BURNS HOTTER . . .Sophea Long knows that escorting her octogenarian client to Europe will be an adventure. Mrs. P has a habit of stealing anything shiny, and the former "hoochikoo dancer" is a lot faster than she looks. But Sophea hadn't counted on Mrs. P leading her right into the arms of a smoldering, dark-haired stranger who kisses like a dream. If only he'd give up all this nonsense about Sophea being some kind of dragon...THAN THE FIRE INSIDEThere's a reason Rowan Dakar is known as the Dragon Breaker. The last thing he needs is to fall for a woman who literally sets him aflame every time they kiss. After all, he has a mission-one that will finally free him of dragonkin for good. He can't afford to be distracted by the funniest, most desirable woman he's ever set eyes on. But no prophecy in the world can ever stop true love . . .
Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can't repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days. Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she's still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency. Paen is one of Sam's first clients and the only one to set her elf senses tingling, which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level. Sam is convinced that she is Paen's Beloved--the woman who can give him back his soul...whether he wants it or not.
Aisling Grey is back-and in more trouble than ever. She thought being a courier would be easy. It's not. She thought being a Guardian would come naturally. It doesn't. She thought she could get out of being a wyvern's mate. She can't. And she never thought she'd be irresistible to men. But she is.
Joy Randall's Top 5 Tips for Vampire Hunters: Location, location, location. Vampires won't be caught dead (ha!) in places like discos, ten-minute lube shops, or Switzerland. Remember, if you wouldn't be there, neither would a bloodsucker. Trust your eyes. You know the handsome, annoyingly arrogant, self-assured man in the shadows with long hair and a cleft in his chin? He's your vampire. No matter how tempting it might be, do not "accidentally" acquire a paper cut on your finger and suggest your vampire kiss it to make it better. Play it cool. Don't offer to accompany your prince of the night on the talk-show circuit, and whatever you do, don't offer him your heart! Most of all, remember: being a vampire is nothing to laugh about.
The USA Today bestselling author of Men in Kilts and The Corset Diaries goes medieval. At a modern-day Renaissance faire, one woman is about to meet her knight in tarnished armor.
I'm Aisling Grey--but you can call me "frustrated."The dragon of my dreams--uber-sexy Drake Vireo, wyvern of the green dragons--has finally decided to make an honest woman of me. That is, if we ever make it to the wedding at the same time! Being left at the altar may have cooled my jets, but not my passion...a good thing when Drake disappears and it's up to me to find him. Most brides just have in-laws to worry about. Me? I have warring dragons, ticked-off demon lords, eternal damnation, and a mage who wants to challenge me for an otherworldly position I don't even want. At least Jim, my doggie-demon, is always at my side. He's never let me down--yet...
Drake Vireo, the green dragon of Aisling's dreams, is finally ready to make an honest woman of her if, that is, she can ever get him to the altar. When she's stood up at her own wedding she's angry, but that doesn't change her feelings. Then Drake disappears, and it's up to Aisling to find him. Aisling has to deal with warring dragons, ticked-off demon lords, eternal damnation and a mage who's after her job. At least her doggie demon Jim is always at her side. Well, he always has been so far. . .
Paranormal romance about the dragon of her dreams, Drake Vireo, wyvern of the green dragons, who disappears at their wedding, forcing Aisling to find him.
First in a new series!From New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland--through one roadblock at a time....Nothing about Alice Wood's life is normal right now. Her fiancé, Patrick, called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip. And though a luxurious European river cruise for one is just what she needs, it's not what she gets....Due to a horrible misunderstanding, Alice is now cramped in her "romantic" suite with one of Patrick's friends. Instead of cruising along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers sipping champagne with the love of her life, she's navigating the waters with a strange--yet mysteriously handsome--British aristocrat.A baron of dubious wealth--and not-so-dubious debt--Elliot Ainslie is just looking forsome alone time to write the books that keep his large family afloat. But his stodgy, serious self is about to be sidetracked by a woman who seems to have jumped out of the pages of a fairy tale, one who is determined to shake up his life...and include him in her own happily ever after.
When Francesca arrives at GothFaire to save her mother from the trickster god, Loki, things go from bad to worse. Her immortal ex, Benedikt, is there, full of secrets-and with a new girlfriend. Now Fran must battle a power-hungry group who wishes to dominate both the immortal and mortal worlds-and the woman who claimed Ben's heart. It's a good thing Fran's no ordinary mortal. . .
When Eglantine 'Harry' Knight sets off for Greece as the manager of a friend's touring band, the last thing she expected was to fall hard-and-fast for a billionaire playboy with a completely unpronounceable name. Iakovos Papaionannou knew his sister hired her favourite band to play at her birthday party. The one thing he doesn't know is where this six-foot-tall, wild-haired and tempestuous woman fits in - or how she's ended up in his bed and his heart. Yet she just might be the one who knocks him off the world's most eligible bachelor list for good.
MacAlister, Minda Webber, and Jennifer Ashley present three perfect cocktails of pure paranormal fun. From a Moravian Dark one to a sunbathing vamp in Vegas to a New Orleans Supernatural Task Force, this anthology delivers loads of laughs.
On a trip to England, physicist Portia Harding is stalked by a heart-stoppingly handsome maniac. Theondre North is a nephilim - the son of a fallen angel - who needs Portia's help to change his fate. Problem is, Portia's down-to-earth attitude frustrates beings from both heavenly and hellish realms - and gets Theo turned into a vampire. But at least he has Portia to satisfy his newfound hungers - and possibly save his soul.
A delightful e-short story from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katie MacAlister, featuring the vampire hero of her novella "Shades of Gray," from the upcoming Pocket Books paranormal romance anthology The Undead in My Bed. Ladies, be sure to catch our interview with the reclusive, oh-so-sexy Dark One Grayson Soucek, when he talks to our reporter about what it's like to be one of the Otherworld's most eligible (and titled!) bachelors. Gray dishes all on what he's looking for in a permanent blood donor, his turn-ons and turn-offs, and what he likes on a date (hint--dinner in a romantic dungeon is one way to this vampire's heart). It's all in our next edition of Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead!
Aisling Grey is juggling being a demon lord, a Guardian, and a wyvern's mate, even though she's keeping her distance from said wyvern, Drake, these days. But her presence is still required at a meeting of the green dragons. Since several attempts have been made on her life, Drake is sure to get protective of her. Which might not be a bad thing when war breaks out and all hell breaks loose-literally.
The third instalment of the Aisling Grey series finds Aisling in a new heap of otherworldly trouble. Aisling and her demon sidekick, Jim, have relocated to London so Ainsling can learn the Guardian trade. Things start to go wrong when Jim accidentally eats the Imp King. With a whole population of Imps wanting Aisling dead, she has no choice but to hide in Drake Vireo's mansion. But has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire by seeking protection from her former lover?
Tully Sullivan just woke up in a strange place, surrounded by people she's never met. Which is quite bad enough. But then the strange people insist they are dragons. And, worse, that she is also a dragon, named Ysolde de Bouchier, one of the most notorious figures in dragon history. She doesn't buy it. She can't breath fire or shapeshift. She's not even bothered by gold. But they're adamant. And she's in trouble. . . Because these dragons also want to sentence her to death. If she's going to survive, Tully realises she is going to have to find a way to solve the crimes she's being accused of. Even though they happened in a past she has absolutely no memory of living.