What won't he do for a second chance? Former model Kelly Hurley has finally put the ashes of the past behind her. After a passionate but turbulent marriage to rock star Vaughan Hurley that ended in heartbreak and divorce, Kelly rebuilt her life in Portland, where she settled so their two young daughters could be close to their father. Just not so close Kelly couldn't truly make her own way without interference from the man who shattered her heart. Now Kelly's finally ready to move on, and she's planning to marry another man. But not if Vaughan has anything to say about it. Vaughan knows he was a fool all those years ago. A young, selfish-and prideful-fool. Even as he buried himself in the fast, decadent rock-star lifestyle, he could never drown out the memory of Kelly's beauty and love. Or the sweet, searing heat whenever they touched. For years, he's had to deal with the pain of seeing her only because of their daughters, but it was never enough. Now Vaughan must prove that he's the only man Kelly needs, before he loses her for good. And there's only one way to do it...
Their First Christmas, Bound Together...All Jude wants for Christmas is Rori, all to himself. It's their first holiday season as a couple, and staying home, seeing friends and family, means they'll be surrounded by the memory of Rori's late husband. It's time for Jude and Rori to create their own traditions. Time for them to fully explore their most intimate desires to dominate and submit.Rori is thrilled when Jude whisks her away to a luxury resort in the mountains. Spending Christmas away, just the two of them, is the perfect time to show him she's ready to give herself to him completely...
This decidedly blissful and romantic anthology is filled with couples in every stage of love and lust who simply can't get enough of each other. Best Erotic Romance 2014 is naughty and nice, and has both the heat and the sweet. Editor Kristina Wright has developed a stellar reputation with romance readers and fans, winning the coveted Golden Heart award. Desire, love, and realism are the heartbeat of the third edition of this popular, well-reviewed series. The authors are top writers in the erotica and erotic romance genres and they capture the essence of lustful loving in their passionate stories. From new lovers to married couples who have withstood the test of time and parenting, these are luscious, heartfelt tales layered with eroticism and emotion.
She has complete control...and he's determined to take it away A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly-especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley.... And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for. Even after years of the rock-and-roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more...even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved-and the only compromise is between the sheets!
"When you awaken, you will have to find her yourself. Or she will find you."These were the words given to Rowan Summerwaite by the Goddess as Rowan lay clinging to life. Broken-but not defeated-by the ancient Vampire Enyo.After weeks of mandatory down time, a recharged and vengeance-fueled Rowan heads out from her father's Keep, leading a team of some of the most terrifying beings on earth with one goal in mind-track and eliminate the Vampire who attacked her.But as the team moves across Europe and is hit with wave after wave of attacks, the tensions between Clive Stewart-the haughty, stylish Scion of North America whom Rowan grew even closer to during her recovery-and a rival Vampire ramp up. Befuddled, confused, flattered and annoyed, Rowan's the woman in the middle. She's not used to being claimed in a way that's not about how strong her sword arm is or who raised her. Clive Stewart is everything she shouldn't want in a man-he's bossy, he's a Vampire, and he considers her his-but she's past denying how it makes her feel that he fights for her the way he does. She's past denying she's in love.In contrast to the uneven footing falling in love has given her, Rowan is utterly certain she will locate her quarry. She's stronger and more powerful than she's ever been after the tests and bloody lessons of the last years. Her connection with the Goddess is seamless and the light of her mission burns from within. And she'll need all the help she can get because it's not very long before Rowan and her team realize the threat is far greater than one crazy old Vampire. There's a war brewing and Rowan will fight it to the death. It's what she was born to do.
Canny and ferocious, with the power of an ancient Goddess in her belly, Rowan Summerwaite is the only person who can renegotiate the fragile Treaty between the Vampire Nation and the Hunter Corporation, the last line of defense for humanity. A meeting of this Joint Tribunal, as well as her new status as Liaison, sends Rowan straight to the last place on earth she wants to be, the childhood home she'd escaped so many years before-The First's Keep.Raised at the knee of The First-the oldest Vampire and leader of the Vampire Nation-honed into a weapon by the Hunter Corporation, wielding ancient knowledge from the Goddess within, Rowan must navigate bloodthirsty Vampires and Hunters alike. And she's got to do it while managing a politically awkward but undeniably deepened romance with Scion Clive Stewart. Failure in her role as Liaison could mean all-out war, with humankind in the crosshairs. No pressure.Walking the path between her two lives has already made Rowan a pariah. The choices she'll have to make will mean she becomes something even more Other and as a result she may lose those last shreds of home she has left.See how Rowan's story began in Goddess with a Blade.72,000 words
Beyond passion. And beyond their control... Five years ago, Tuesday Eastwood's life collapsed and left her devastated. After an empty, nomadic existence, she's finally pieced her life back together in the small Oregon town of Hood River. Now Tuesday has everything sorted out. Just so long as men are kept for sex, and only sex... Then she met him. Musician and rancher Ezra Hurley isn't the man of Tuesday's dreams. He's a verboten fantasy-a man tortured by past addictions whose dark charisma and long, lean body promise delicious carnality. But this craving goes far beyond chemistry. It's primal. It's insatiable. And it won't be satisfied until they're both consumed, body and soul...
She won't be satisfied with just one bite....Art student-slash-bike messenger Wren Davis pursues what she wants. And what she wants now is Gregori Ivanov, rock star of the Seattle art scene. With his tattoos, piercings and sensual sneer, Gregori is the ultimate bad boy. Wren's gotten to know the man beneath the body art, too-and it only makes her crave him more.But Gregori loves women like he loves cake and champagne-intensely, but only for the moment. And after Wren experiences just how scorching sex with Gregori is, she's determined to show him that just one taste won't be enough....
Vincenz Fardelle, exiled son of the Supreme Leader of the Imperialist Universe, has spent much of the last ten years working to stop the threat his father poses. But he's not alone in his quest. Julian Marsters has lost his best friend and countless others in the war and has made vengeance his only goal. In each other, Julian and Vincenz find not only like minds, but kindred spirits. However unexpected their relationship, everything changes for Vincenz and Julian when Hannah Black comes into their lives. Having been captured and held in near total isolation by imperialist troops, their immediate response is to protect her. Emotionally shattered but resilient, Hannah rebuilds herself. Because of the warm safety she finds in the arms of Julian--and Vincenz--she becomes someone harder, stronger and bent on preventing the Imperialists from harming anyone else. For the two men, wrestling with their passionate feelings for Hannah is only the beginning. War is about to send all three into harm's way and an equally dangerous secret could tear them apart.
From the "always fabulous Lauren Dane"* comes her new novel of a treacherous family legacy, a temptation just as dangerous, and an evil so depraved it can only be spoken of in whispers...The life of Lark Jaansen, hunter in Clan Gennessee, has been shaped by violence and unrest--and it defines her future. Well-trained and resilient, she's met her militaristic match in Simon Leviathan, a warrior not of this world. Locked in mutual admiration, and a desire so hot it burns, Lark and Simon have something else in common: they love the dark, and as a shadow is cast over their world, they're each coming into their own.A mysterious war has been waged among the Others. As witches and humans turn against each other, as faes retreat in fear, and as vampires rise, Lark and Simon discover that an unseen force is behind it. A single, hungry entity older than recorded history has returned to gorge on the magick of his victims. He is the Magister, nothing less than the end of time. Finding him is Lark and Simon's first hope. Surviving him is their last.*Lara Adrian
Two all-new novellas that cross the boundaries of desire. Exiled by Maya Banks...Enticed to the island paradise where an enigmatic prince is living in exile, beautiful, virginal Talia is introduced to a world of forbidden pleasure where the prince's every whim is fulfilled and her fantasies are rendered in exquisite detail. But when the prince is summoned back to fulfill his duty to his struggling country, reality is thrust upon Talia all too soon. She returns home, heartbroken, convinced she was a passing fancy for an idle ruler and his most trusted men. Until the day they arrive on her doorstep, determined to have her back where she belongs. Sway by Lauren Dane...Levi Warner is an established, older man--wealthy, powerful, and above all, respectable. Then Levi meets Daisy, an uninhibited 24-year-old dance instructor and artist, not exactly the kind of woman Levi is accustomed to. But the young, free spirit, brings out something in him he only experienced in fantasies. When their scorching affair turns into something unexpectedly deeper, Levi finds himself torn between preserving his reputation, and exploring a wilder and much more satisfying kind of life.
KEEPING IT TOGETHER Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents' deaths, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a decent living, and he's finally on his own. Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina--and just as many years in a marriage gone bad--she's looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both when a handsome, honest man befriends her with no strings attached. More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need--wild, physical passion without commitment. But it'll take a shadow from Elise's past to make them look beyond what they need--to what they truly desire.
Handle with Care: These books sizzle! Red-Hot Reads are fast-paced romances featuring the Cosmo fun, fearless female and a super sexy hero, and are sprinkled with sparkling dialogue, real-life situations and hot sex. These bite-size stories can be read in an evening and are written by today's bestselling authors.From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane comes CAKE-a delicious romance where one taste will never be enough. USA TODAY bestseller Tawny Weber kicks off a trilogy when her heroine, after the ultimate makeover, is no longer content to let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas. HelenKay Dimon's savvy heroine runs a website that rates the dating prowess of Washington's movers and shakers. When her latest assignment brings her face-to-face with the sexy but mysterious Forest Redder, Jordan decides to do a little "hands-on" research of her own. In Jina Bacarr's NAKED SUSHI our geek girl heroine lives out every woman's fantasy when she finds herself alone late one night at the office with the hot repair guy... And that's Chapter One!CAKE by Lauren DaneFEARLESS by Tawny WeberEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW by HelenKay DimonNAKED SUSHI by Jina Bacarr
Beauty is more than skin-deep... Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn't hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She's free sexually--but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior. With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body that should never be hidden by a suit. He's the kind of man who never takes no for an answer and always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Raven. She's a survivor, and he finds that incredibly alluring. Jonah gets under her skin in a way Raven has never experienced. He makes her break all her rules--including her no-monogamy rule. But when a figure from Raven's past shows up at the tattoo parlor and drops a bomb into her life, their relationship will face the ultimate challenge... MATURE AUDIENCE
Despite Maggie's love for Kyle, she has a stalker. Maggie will need her wits, strength and the love of her man to get out alive.
Rowan Summerwaite is no ordinary woman. Physical vessel to the Celtic Goddess Brigid and raised by the leader of the Vampire Nation, she's a supercharged hunter with the power to slay any vampire who violates the age-old treaty.A recent string of murders has her at odds with Las Vegas's new Scion, the arrogant and powerful Clive Stewart. The killings have the mark of Vampire all over them, and Rowan warns Clive to keep his people in line-or she'll mete out her own brand of justice.Though her dealings with Clive are adversarial to say the least, Rowan is intensely aware of her attraction to him. But she can't let it distract her from her duty-to find and battle the killer before more women die.73,000 words
"Lauren Dane always delivers a steamy, exciting ride" (New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione), and she does it again in her new novel of two lovers fighting for their lives against a rising threat, and a passion that's just as dangerous... In the wake of the Magister's rampage, chaos rules. Left reeling, the Others and the humans scramble to create some sort of unity in the face of growing unrest and violence from anti-Other hate groups--and PR guru Molly Ryan is the witch who can do it. She grew up in the human world but there's nothing left for her there. She's lost her PR firm and her friends, and now she's decided to put all her fight toward aiding the Others in this dark new reality. Gage Garrity, one of the few Others who survived the massacre, fears that the crusade will expose Molly to greater dangers than ever before. Now, together, with magick on their side, Molly and Gage are on the road in a desperate struggle to unite a torn world. From state houses to television news to legislative conference rooms across the country, they're fighting the good fight. And it's bringing out a passion in both of them they never expected--one as volatile, intense and all-consuming as their relentless battle for world unity. A battle that could be their undoing...
Someone is illegally siphoning magic from the font of the Clan. When Meriel Owen, next in line to control the largest organization of witches in the country, discovers that it's the hot owner of a notorious underground club, she strokes an unusual deal that may plunge them all into the heart of darkness.
The bestselling author of Relentless returns to "an intriguing alternative world" (Joey W. Hill) for this sexy new adventure. Carina Fardelle holds the key to calming the rising tensions between the Federation and Imperial 'Verses. Daniel Haws has been enlisted to smuggle her to safety, but removing her from under the fiercely watchful eye of her evil father, the Supreme Commander, won't be easy. Born as adversaries into different ranks, and on the run for their lives, they now need each other to survive-by holding on to the only thing they have in common: a growing desire that is dangerous, irrestisible, and insatiable...
WORTH THE WAIT Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, she's spent each day since reclaiming her life and holding on to her hard-won lessons. While that doesn't include romance, it doesn't mean she has to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark, and Tattooed... Security professional Andrew Copeland is no stranger to women, but the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to Ella is different from anything he's known before. Determined to help her--and to get close--he offers her hands-on training in self-defense. The prospect of being able to touch him and regain her sense of security is more than Ella can resist. Soon Cope reignites something deep inside her--something that could turn them both inside out.
It's been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with wild, uninhibited rocker Erin Brown. What happened between them got under his skin--even if love wasn't in the cards just yet... Now that they're back together, picking up where they left off is tough in light of Erin's troubled past. As Todd earns her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected turn. Todd's best friend, Ben, comes to play, arousing their deepest fantasies. The passion they share transforms Erin, but it may not be enough to face the evil she thought she had left behind.
The lovers from Lauren Dane's "emotionally-charged, deeply erotic" (Sylvia Day) Laid Bare, are back and taking a vacation. All she needed to pack was a few bikinis, a toothbrush and some sunscreen. This is what Ben told Erin when he presented her and Todd with tickets to Fiji and the promise of ten days of nothing but sleeping until whenever they wanted, sex without having to lock the door and lots of alone time. And that's what they have. Long days and nights filled with pleasure. Long enough that the stress and exhaustion drops away and the three can simply enjoy each other. They've got heat. More than ever before. Recharging their batteries has also brought new levels of intimacy and connection. But when Erin stumbles over the pain of her past, both men band together to not only help her through, but to help each other as well.
USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe... Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted--or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend's engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering--and she isn't about to deny herself. Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school--then they hit the big time and stayed there. He's also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good. What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can't figure out why Mary doesn't want more from him. And before long, it's Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he's got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he's worth more than a one-night stand...
Andrei Solace delivers death on silent feet as an assassin for the Phantom Corps. Mercenary Piper Roundtree thought she was over him. But against the backdrop of an impending war, their passion is rekindled. Now the lovers must join forces- in more ways than one-to save the Known Universe before the Imperialist enemy hurls it into irreversible chaos.
'Tis the Season for Romance. A famous singer reunites with an old flame. A couple explores their desire to be truly bound together. Newlyweds heat things up when they're trapped indoors. And sparks fly when the lights go out. Whether you are naughty or nice, you can still get what you really want for Christmas in this collection of four seasonal shorts. Anthology includes 2 nice novellas: Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey; All She Wants for Christmas by Jaci Burton; And 2 naughty novellas: Unwrapped by Megan Hart; Believe by Lauren Dane.