Greta doesn't play well with others...never has. And although it might be nice to have somebody there with her to break up the monotony of her life, she knows better than to let herself get close. Life has taught her that lesson the hard way...nothing is ever simple, and people bring complications she just doesn't need. But she's a soldier in an army--a rather unique one--and when her partner, Rip, goes down in the line of duty, there's no question of what she has to do. Stay with him, nurse him back to health...admire that nice, long...no, no, no...that's not part of the job description at all. Too bad she can't seem to help herself. Warning: This is a short story, only a short story, about two naughty guardian angels who start to fall for each other, in a very big way
The national bestselling author of Fragile returns with a luscious new blend of sex and suspense. Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter for a private detective agency in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He's drawn to her-but he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else. Sarah McElyea is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She has a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can't risk telling him the secrets she's hiding. But Quinn must get closer to Sarah when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and both Quinn and Sarah will have to expose their true feelings-as well as their fragile hearts-if their love is to survive.
From the national bestselling author of Wrecked and Razed comes an emotionally charged story of undeniable passion and life-affirming love... Like his brothers Zach and Zane, Trey Barnes thought he had found the love of his life. But fate had other plans. A widower who's had to raise his five-year-old son on his own, Trey has not allowed himself to be with another woman. Until he meets Ressa Bliss at--of all places--a children's library program. The beautiful librarian is wonderful with his son, Clay, but every time Trey even considers asking her out, he is tortured by guilt.Fate is indeed fickle. When the two meet again at a conference, this time the attraction is too powerful to resist. But is their connection and passion strong enough to survive Trey's deep inner torment?
The national bestselling author of "blazingly hot" (Sensual Romance Reviews) novels raises the temperature even more with three all-new stories of sizzling suspense Renee was the homecoming queen with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. Lacey was the golden girl with the bright future. And Sherra always looked like the princess in a fairy tale. The three girls each seemed charmed-until one tragic night shattered their hopes for normalcy. Now, fifteen years later, the women are returning to their hometown of Madison, Ohio, where three men await them-each dangerous in his own way. And when each of the women succumb to desire, they may also find the safety they've been searching for.
From the national bestselling author of The Missing comes an all-new novel of romantic suspense about a man who's haunted by regret and consumed by desire...A LIFELONG OBSESSION FBI Special Agent Taylor Jones has made it his mission to save those in harm's way by any means necessary-including employing psychic agents like Desiree "Dez" Lincoln, who can communicate with the disembodied spirits of the dead. Taylor is haunted by his own ghost, his kid sister, gone missing at age six. For a quarter of a century he has been tortured by her loss and the mystery of her disappearance.A NIGHT'S INDISCRETION When Dez is seriously wounded, Taylor can no longer hide his feelings for her. Getting involved could spell disaster for both of them-not to mention those who rely on them for help-but once Dez lays her hands on him, he can't resist the fierce attraction. But after giving in to his desires, Taylor pulls back, and Dez strikes out on her own.AN INESCAPABLE PASSION Responding to the call of another anguished spirit, Dez is led to Taylor's old hometown. As the two are forced to come together to save a girl in peril, Dez may be able to help Taylor finally find the answers he's been looking for...
After a naughty Christmas wish, Vikky discovers that she has a wicked secret admirer. Taunted by teasing notes, seduced by sinful promises, she finds herself living out some of her wildest fantasies.Erik had no idea that agreeing to play Santa would put him back in Vikky's orbit--or that she would make such a sexy Christmas wish. Unable to resist her warm blue eyes or the promise of her amazing body, he gives in to the urge to fulfill her Christmas fantasy.But what started out as fun turns into so much more...Please note: This title has been previously issued. It has been substantially re-edited with a fair amount of rewriting, but very little new material has been added.
You can always come home. Second chances come a little harder. Chase and Zoe were the high school golden couple. Football captain, cheerleader, prom royalty. After graduation, though, Chase couldn't resist the urge to experience life outside their small town. He didn't exactly expect Zoe to wait twelve years for him, but now that he's back, he finds some small part of him hoping she did. It's no big surprise she's married. The kick in the face is she married his best friend. Zoe was devastated when Chase left, but she's filed those bittersweet memories under "Moved On". She loves her life, and loves her husband. She has all she needs. And Chase keeps an honorable distance. One cold, wet, miserable day, tragedy turns Zoe's world upside down. Chase never expected her to simply fall into his arms, but a man can dream. Except his dream doesn't include the fact that this time, she's the one hitting the road...and he's the one left behind. Warning: This story contains heartbreak, heartache and one last chance for two lovers to find each other.
BATTLE SCARRED Six years after trading in his combat gear for hospital scrubs, Luke Rafferty still hasn't found what he's been searching for: a normal life. At his job, Luke is faced with things just as heartbreaking as those on the battlefield, none more so than the abused children brought in by a pretty red-headed social worker. HEARTBROKEN For Devon Manning, being a social worker is a rewarding job, but also a constant reminder of her own troubled youth. Devon takes everything one day at a time--unable to form a relationship with anyone except the children she rescues. A DESIRE TO HEAL... When Luke meets Devon, he thinks he might have found what he's been looking for, but in order to get the life he wants, Luke has to break through Devon's emotional barriers and make her realize that his healing touch might be just the complication her life needs...
Playing it safe isn't all it's cracked up to be...Lori is a good girl, although she's got something of a wild streak trying to break free. Her nice, safe fiancé doesn't want to play, though, so Lori keeps her dreams of sexy bedroom games tucked away in the back of her mind.Then she finds out her fiancé does want to play...only not with her. After finding him with another woman, she kicks him to the curb and heads straight to Exposè, a club where anything goes. She's isn't sure what to expect, but she doesn't expect to find her sexy next door neighbor, Mike Ryan.Mike Ryan has had a thing for Lori since she moved in, but he knows she's not his type. Even if she wasn't taken, she's a nice, safe girl...or so he thinks. When she walks into Exposè, Mike has to start rethinking things.Is she just trying to shake off a bad break-up? Or is this something more? He doesn't know but he's definitely not going to let any of the other guys in the club move in on her. By the time he figures out Lori doesn't need protection, they are both in over their heads. Previously available, this book has been revised. No new material has been added. Bonus read included!
Like the Ebenezer of old, Eben Marley excels at making money. Unlike the Ebenezer of old, mega-rich Eben Marley also excels with the ladies...as long as love isn't in the cards. Love them and leave them, that's how he plays it. Or maybe one should say...get her naked, make her moan, then leave. No need for love, emotion or commitment. Until Cara. One night with her changed everything. So Eben did what any committed bachelor would do--he had her transferred to another department and made sure their paths never crossed again. Three years later, on Christmas Eve, he bumps into her and all the memories reawaken. Her memory still haunts him, but Eben might not have a chance to figure out if they could have anything more than sex. Cara's memory isn't the only thing haunting him. Eben has more than just a name in common with the old guy from the Christmas story. Three spirits are looking for him and he's only got so much time to make things right...including rebuilding those bridges he burned with Cara, the one woman he's never been able to forget.
Three stories from three of the hottest authors! Allow yourself to imagine the man behind the dark sunglasses. Hear the purr of his zipper as he lowers it, then reaches for the shiny metal hanging from his black leather belt. It's futile to resist arrest. Give yourself up to the fantasy. Besides, he thinks you're so hot in handcuffs... FBI Agent Jon Bocelli never stopped wanting beautiful professor Lucia DiStefano. She's interested in taking her first lover, and he intends to be that man. When her past puts her life in danger, Jon risks everything to save her and prove this fling is forever. When Deputy Marshal Jared Cameron investigates a series of arson attacks in a seaside town, the biggest blast of heat comes from sexy fire inspector Darcy Michaels--until their scorching after-hours affair is compromised by a secret from Darcy's past. Mica Greer and her former lover, ex-FBI agent Colby Mathis, once shared an intimate past and a powerful psychic gift. Now, they've been reunited by a bizarre series of murders--and an electrifying passion that could put them both in jeopardy.
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.
She's been keeping secrets... Drew Quentin has been crazy about sexy Dakota Coulter from the moment he met her, but after two years of dating, he still doesn't have her phone number. Sooner or later, a man has to move on. That was the plan. But the night he broke things off, things went from bad to worse...and he figured out some of her secrets...bloodthirsty secrets. Dakota Coulter is having a lousy night. The man she loves just broke up with her. And she can't even take an hour to sulk, because duty calls--and as a Hunter, she must answer. Being a vampire is hell on the love life, that's for sure. But it will get better, right? Just do the job, get out of town and oh...avoid the ex-lover who is suddenly out to track her down. Too bad a happy reunion is soooo not on his mind.
One year ago, Sara's twin brother and his wife were brutally murdered. By vampires, creatures that can't exist. But Sara knows better and she's on a mission to kill as many as she canâ ¦until she comes across a man from her past.
Tori McAdams was a sensible woman. She didn't believe in hocus-pocus, she didn't believe in ghosts, and she definitely didn't believe in vampires...not until the night she was attacked by one. Alone, starving and afraid, she doesn't know what's happening but at least she had somebody to turn to... Declan Reilly was normally the last person she'd go to for help, but now he was the first on her list. He can help; she knows he can. She never could have planned on what happens next, though...the sexy detective is so much more than he appears. Warning: This book contains violence, sex, more violence, a maniacal murderer, sex, more violence, and a menage or two thrown in for good measure. There are also sighs, happy endings, a romance, a hero, a heroine, and a little bit of falling in love.
Nessa lost her memory following a near-death experience. Dominic is a Hunter dealing with his own problems with memory and sanity. When the two are put together to battle the forces of darkness-while trying to restore what they've lost-their all-consuming passion becomes an even greater unknown.
Double the paranormal erotic romance-two all-new stories from a fan favorite. From Shiloh Walker's hot Hunter series come two new stories... In the shades of night, when the evil are free to seduce the weak and indulge their desires, there are still those who will fight to the death for the innocent. They are The Hunters. They are at the heart of a sensuous and strange new world... Two men. Two women. Paranormal warriors and eternal lovers who keep the undead in line by destroying those who have gone rogue. They serve as Judge, Jury, and Executioner. They are as merciless as their prey. And they are its soul. But in this strange enclave of midnight retribution, some discover a hunger they'd never imagined, a love that crosses unnatural boundaries, and a blood reckoning with a damnable past that could save the Hunters or destroy them.
In the shades of night, when the evil are free to seduce the weak and indulge their desires, there are still those who will fight to the death for the innocent. They are The Hunters. They are at the heart of a sensuous and strange new world... Two men. Two women. Paranormal warriors and eternal lovers who keep the undead in line by destroying those who have gone rogue. They serve as Judge, Jury, and Executioner. They are as merciless as their prey. And they are its soul. But in this strange enclave of midnight retribution, some discover a hunger they'd never imagined, a love that crosses unnatural boundaries, and a blood reckoning with a damnable past that could save the Hunters or destroy them.
Duke is bitter. A shapeshifter betrayed by the psychic powers of Analise Morell, he cannot forgive her for putting him in the clutches of a feral vampire, but he also can't shake his desire for her. And when she needs a Hunter, Duke must face his demons--and hers.
His past is a mystery, even to him-a werewolf with memories so lost in a fog that even the Hunter's healers cannot help him. More than a century ago, Toronto awakened on an unfamiliar street, naked and alone- and dogged by the unanswered questions of his enigmatic existence.The vampire Sylvia is no Hunter. She's a mercenary who just barely skates this side of what the Hunters consider acceptable. All she wants is to hunt her quarry, and make a lot of money. Her newest prey is a devious killer. But her newest complication is of a more intimate sort: a blonde, blue-eyed werewolf who interferes with her plans in so many exquisite ways.
In this dazzling sequel to the bestselling novel Hunting the Hunter, Shiloh Walker returns to tell the story of another unique hero at the heart of a strange new world. Vax was once committed to his life as a Hunter, tracking down the evil beings who prey on humans, but he opted out of the game long ago. Now, somebody, somewhere, is in danger. And, despite his best efforts, Vax can't ignore his calling.
THE HUNTER After two years, Kane Winter still doesn't know what really happened the night his bounty hunting partner was murdered. What he does know is that there was a mysterious woman at the scene, and he won't rest until he finds her... THE PREY Kendall is accustomed to vampire games. After all, she is one herself--part of an elite group of warriors who keep the other vamps in line by destroying the ones who prey on the weak and innocent. But now she's the one being stalked... THE PASSION When all trails lead to Kendall, Kane is consumed by a desire greater than vengeance--a hunger to possess this woman for himself. Together, they will travel down a dangerous path of seduction and surrender, until there are no rules left to break--and nowhere left to hide...
A CRY IN THE WOODS The scream Lena Riddle hears in the woods behind her house is enough to curdle her blood--she has no doubt that a woman is in real danger. Unfortunately, with no physical evidence, the local law officers in small-town Ash, Kentucky, dismiss her claim. But Lena knows what she heard--and it leaves her filled with fear and frustration.Ezra King is on leave from the state police, but he can't escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her--to be touched by her--but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close? When Ezra hears her story of an unknown woman's screams, his instincts tell him that Lena's life is also at risk--and his desire to protect her is as fierce as his need to possess her.From the Paperback edition.
A SHADOW IN THE WINDOW Nia Hollister doesn't scare easily. She's returned to Ash, Kentucky, with a vengeance--and with a mission: find the killer who brutally ended her cousin's life. What she didn't count on was trembling with desire every time she sees Law Reilly. If any man can help her escape the nightmares for a while, it's him. But can she allow herself to take comfort in those strong arms when her sister's killer still roams free?She may think she's a bad ass, but she should not have come back to his town. He is watching her--as she slips into Law Reilly's house, as she storms into the sheriff's office. These men won't be able to protect her when her time comes. Timing is everything, though he can't wait forever. She's nosing around the woods, looking for his hiding place. Yes, he is watching her . . . through the window . . . in her bed . . . If she's not scared, she should be . . . because he is very good at what he does.From the Paperback edition.
A FACE IN THE MIRROR Hope Carson may not look like a survivor, but she has escaped an abusive ex-husband and recovered from a vicious assault. Now she endures the painful memories and suspicious rumors surrounding her involvement in the attack. Her ex is a cop, so the last people she trusts are law enforcement officials--and she certainly doesn't trust how the local DA makes her feel inside.Remy Jennings should know better. He has no business falling for a woman who he suspects may have a deeply troubled mind. And even if he did make a move, she'd bolt like a frightened rabbit. But how can he deny a burning desire that threatens to consume him? As Hope's past catches up with her in the worst way, Remy is determined to break through her defenses, earn her trust, and keep her safe in his arms--before it's too late.From the Paperback edition.
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