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Tales of alpha angels...from four alpha authors. They soar through the night, unearthly creatures of legends and lore. Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore the rapture of the heavens above, and the darkness below in four all-new stories of angels and guardians, and good and evil.
Bring these four authors together and it's sure to ignite a spark... Angela Knight pairs a vampire warrior and his seductive captor in a battle against demonic predators. Nalini Singh returns to the world of her Psy-Changeling series as a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector-and lover. Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in her story of a wounded soldier rescued by an enigmatic young woman. Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series about a woman who strikes a provocative-and terrifying-bargain for freedom.
All hell breaks loose in Meljean Brook's erotic, supernatural debut novel. Lilith, a demon, has spent 2,000 years tempting men and guaranteeing their eventual damnation. That is, until she meets her greatest temptation: the man whose life mission has been to kill her.
In his thirst for revenge, the vampire Deacon has betrayed the demon-fighting Guardians. But Rosalia is in love with him and willing to fight by his side--even if she has to stand against her fellow Guardians to save him. Watch a Video
Novice Guardian Jake Hawkins has a power that could help Alice Grey out of her deal with a demon. But in helping her, he never expects to fall in love. Now fleeing for their lives, they're about to discover a secret that will change their universe forever.
Four centuries ago, two young guardians would have surrendered to t he desire burning between them--if a demon hadn't shattered any possibility of their love. Now, a desperate plea for help thrusts them together, even as shocking betrayals threaten their reunion.
Nicholas St. Croix knows the evil of demons intimately-he was raised by one. Now the woman he loves has disappeared, and he knows his "mother" is responsible. But Nicholas swears he'll find her, even if he has to go to Hell and back.
Deadly creatures from the realm of Chaos herald the return of an imprisoned nosferatu horde, and the bond between a vampire and his lover is their only protection-and their only passion.
Beautiful Charlie Newcomb is being hunted by vampires, for she is the link to a medical miracle that could be invaluable to the night stalkers. Her only protection is her guardian, Ethan. But will he be enough to save her when darkness falls?
They have the power to hold you spellbound, to captivate your senses, and to keep you forever in their control. Forever enthralled... #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to her sensual world of the Breeds...as one stubborn Breed meets her match, and can no longer deny her mate--or the fierce desires of her own heart. New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan...and the dangerous game one woman plays when her family's curse dooms her to kill the man she loves. New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook delivers a new story in her steampunk world of the Iron Seas...as a man who's lost everything returns home to find that not only is his marriage in jeopardy, but he must now fight air pirates who intend to steal his one remaining treasure--his wife. And Lucy Monroe, national bestselling author of the Children of the Moon novels...unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf on the body, mind, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.
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.
The new novel in the Guardian series from Meljean Brook, bestselling author of the Iron Seas novels... After a terrifying encounter in Hell destroys her trust in Michael, the Guardians' powerful leader, former detective Andromeda Taylor is ready to call it quits as one of the angelic warriors and resume her human life again. But when demonic forces threaten her closest friends and she uncovers a terrifying plot devised by Lucifer, Taylor is thrown straight into Michael's path again... To defeat Lucifer, Michael needs every Guardian by his side--and he needs Taylor more than any other. The detective is the key to keeping his own demonic side at bay, and Michael will do anything to protect her and keep her close. And when Taylor manifests a deadly power, her Gift might tip the scales in the endless war between Heaven and Hell...or it might destroy them both with a single touch.
New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook combines Victorian sensibilities with steam, steel, and adventure on the Iron Seas. As the mercenary captain of the Lady Corsair, Yasmeen is only loyal to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen will be damned if she gives him another opportunity to take control. But treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in the Lady Corsair--he wants her coldhearted captain and the invaluable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. To reclaim the painting, Archimedes must seduce the woman who once tossed him to a ravenous pack of zombies...and she's no easy conquest. When da Vinci's sketch attracts a dangerous amount of attention, they journey to Horde-occupied Morocco--and straight into their enemy's hands. But as they fight to save themselves in a city on the brink of rebellion, the greatest peril Yasmeen faces is from the man who seeks to melt her icy heart...
The exhilarating introduction to New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook's gritty and seductive novels of the Iron Seas.Desperate to leave London, two years ago Ivy Blacksmith secured her overseas passage by striking a provocative bargain with the domineering pirate Mad Machen. Saved from his bed at the last moment, Ivy fled the city, but Mad Machen vowed to come after her...Eking out a living in the little town of Fool's Cove, Ivy never expected that her impetuous offer would continue to haunt her. But the beautiful blacksmith owes Mad Machen the price of a voyage, and the pirate captain is determined to collect. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook's The Kraken King. "Here There Be Monsters" previously appeared in Burning Up.
The exhilarating introduction to New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook's gritty and seductive novels of the Iron Seas. Desperate to leave London, two years ago Ivy Blacksmith secured her overseas passage by striking a provocative bargain with the domineering pirate Mad Machen. Saved from his bed at the last moment, Ivy fled the city, but Mad Machen vowed to come after her... Eking out a living in the little town of Fool's Cove, Ivy never expected that her impetuous offer would continue to haunt her. But the beautiful blacksmith owes Mad Machen the price of a voyage, and the pirate captain is determined to collect. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook's The Kraken King. "Here There Be Monsters" previously appeared in Burning Up.
Venture into a world beyond the ordinary, where the dark passions and voracious appetites of vampires, werewolves, demons, and a few undaunted mortals combine to unleash a potent spell.
After freeing England from Horde control, Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire. And when Detective Mina Wentworth enters his dangerous world to investigate a mysterious death, Rhys intends to make her his next conquest.
A former smuggler and thief, Ariq--better known as the Kraken King--doesn't know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she's a spy or a pawn in someone else's game, Ariq isn't about to let her out of his sight until he finds out...<P> After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own--besides the stories she writes.<P> But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper...
Experience the incredible adventure and heart-stopping romance of the Iron Seas in this thrilling steampunk tale from New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook.The Kraken King, Part IThe Kraken King and the Scribbling SpinsterA former smuggler and thief, Ariq--better known as the Kraken King--doesn't know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she's a spy or a pawn in someone else's game, Ariq isn't about to let her out of his sight until he finds out...After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own--besides the stories she writes.But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper...Includes a bonus excerpt of Meljean Brook's The Iron Duke.More to come...Don't miss The Kraken King, Part IIPraise for the novels of the Iron Seas:"A stunning blend of steampunk setting and poignant romance."--Ilona Andrews, New York Times bestselling author"Every glimpse of this alternate history leaves me fascinated and hungry for more."--All Things Urban Fantasy"Meljean Brook has brilliantly defined the new genre of steampunk romance."--Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling authorMeljean Brook lives in Oregon with her family. She is the author of the Guardian paranormal romance and Iron Seas steampunk series.
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys--known to the world as the Iron Duke--must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a mysterious killing machine puts her in more danger than ever before...a danger that leads straight back to Rhys. Previously published in The Iron Duke. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook's upcoming novel, Riveted.
Four big names in paranormal-four adventures starring man's worst friend... In these four original novellas, readers follow paranormal bodyguards into Lucifer's realm, where they'll encounter his fearsome four-legged pets; seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one who intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers; find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world; and embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind-and damn sexy-companion and a hellhound.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel returns to the Iron Seas with a riveting new adventure of steampunk and passionate romance... A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland's inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island became shrouded in secrecy. Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves on the airship Phatéon, flying from port to port in search of her sister and longing to return home. But that home is threatened when expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboard. Determined to solve the mystery of his own origin, David will stop at nothing to expose Annika's secrets. But when disaster strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued by a madman, their very survival depends on keeping the heat rising between them--and generating lots of steam...
Steamlust is romantic erotica that reflects the excitement, fantasy and rebellion of steampunk. Not sure what steampunk is? Think Victorian elegance and aesthetics meets futuristic invention and exploration. The genre of steampunk itself has transcended the Victorian (or Edwardian) eras - in Kristina Wright's inventive anthology, it can be any time period, real or imagined, that blends elements of science, history, fantasy and technology. Until Steamlust, the genre had been missing romantic relationships and erotic encounters. Steampunk erotic romance is shiny brass and crushed velvet; mechanical inventions and romantic conventions; sexual fantasy and kinky fetish. It's steam powered sexy romance!Editrix extraordinaire Kristina Wright creates a lush and fantastical world of women-centered stories and romantic scenarios, first for steampunk fiction. Fetishizing the wardrobe, language, fantasy and rituals of steampunk, Steamlust includes alternate histories, second worlds, time travel and contemporary settings.
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Surviving on the treacherous Iron Seas requires a heart of steel...but how can Yasmeen hope to survive when her heart has already been stolen by Archimedes Fox...? Tethered along the south dock of Port Fallow, Captain Yasmeen Corsair's magnificent new airship, Lady Nergüi, awaits its departure with adventurer and treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox. But this time, Yasmeen, a fearless mercenary who has always prided herself on a heart of steel, has reasons to worry when Miles Bilson, an acquaintance from Archimedes' earlier smuggling days, sends an urgent message requesting help. With a past marked by betrayal, Archimedes wonders what his former partner could want--other than revenge. Yasmeen fears that Bilson could threaten everything Archimedes holds dear. Though both Archimedes and Yasmeen love the exhilaration of veering wildly off course, neither is prepared for where there newest risk will take them...or what it might cost them. Tethered was previously published in Heart of Steel. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook's Guardian Demon
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