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In the steamy world of New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Virna DePaul, there are bad boys and good girls on both sides of the law. And when they mix, it's always an explosive combination. Now the three novellas of her contemporary Red-Hot Cops series are available together in this eBook anthology: COPPING TO IT Though Claire Fullerton, a respected journalist, isn't afraid to walk on the wild side, she's terrified that unleashing her inner vixen will expose her to getting hurt. But when Claire is captured by a notorious gang of bikers, she recognizes a friendly face from her darkest fantasies: undercover cop Ty Williamson, who has managed to infiltrate the gang to bring them down from the inside. Now Ty's determined to bind Claire to him and prove that he wants all of her: the good with the bad. In fact, the badder she is, the better they'll be--together. COP APPEAL People used to call her Sure-Thing-Sarah, but the only thing Sarah Larson's sure about these days is the torch she's carried for undercover cop Luke Anderson. Four years ago, Sarah made the biggest mistake of her life: leaving Luke to marry another cop. Now, a year after her divorce, Luke's back in her life--ready to convince Sarah that he's the one when it comes to love. But Sarah has a big fear--that her dangerously possessive ex-husband is out to make sure that her second chance at happiness is destroyed forever. COPPING ATTITUDE As a former centerfold, Jenna Mills is a pro at deflecting male attention, and with good reason. A painful past has made her mistrustful of all men--and hell-bent on getting revenge on one in particular. But first she needs help overcoming her fear of physical intimacy. And honorable cop Noah James might just be the perfect place to start. Noah's used to making a woman feel safe, in bed and out. But when Jenna makes him an indecent proposal, Noah's willing to give her everything she's asking for . . . and more.Arrested by Love is erotic romance intended for mature audiences.Praise for Virna DePaul and Arrested by Love "If you're looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!"--J. Kenner, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Release Me "Virna DePaul is amazing!"--New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster "Perfect for a quick read."--Tracy's Place Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, Hero of My Heart, and A Vampire's Salvation.
Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Virna DePaul's thrilling series of paranormal romances invites readers into a seductive and dangerous world where vampires secretly exist among the general population, while the FBI tries to keep the Rogues among them from preying on humans--for killing, for turning, for pleasure. Ex-soldier Barrett Miles had no idea that vampires were real--until Belladonna recruits her to serve as a covert agent and infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved of immortals, those who feed on the purity and blood of innocents. Their latest victim: a young girl whom Barrett promised to protect. She will be sold--unless Barrett can find her first. Forced to team up with her former lover, Nick Maltese, an undercover sniper, Barrett is caught between fulfilling her personal mission and shielding her heart from the man who betrayed her. Nick's hunting a new breed of vampires and harboring a terrible secret when Barrett finds him. Soon a seething underworld of strange desires threatens to engulf them all. Can he save the girl and reclaim Barrett's heart? Nick knows he has only one chance to prove himself to her as the hunt begins--and their love forces them to embrace the darkest places in their souls.Praise for Awakened "A nifty romantic suspense to sink your teeth into."--Fresh Fiction Praise for Virnia DePaul's Turned "A captivating start to a fascinating new series with a hero that's to die for."--Bestselling author Rhyannon Byrd "If you're looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!"--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner"Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes."--New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom"With Turned, Virna DePaul delivers a sexy and exciting new take on the vampire novel, one that comes complete with a kick-ass heroine and a to-die-for hero. I can't wait for the sequel!"--Tracy Wolff, bestselling author of Ruined"Turned is intense, intricate, and insomnia-inducing (plan to stay up way too late!). Virna DePaul puts the awesome in the awesomesauce of paranormal romance."--Joyce Lamb, curator, USA Today's Happy Ever After"The chemistry between the two was great and made for some very sexy scenes."--Fresh Fiction "This book has everything you could want and so, so much more!"--Guilty Pleasures Book Review"Turned is an intriguing story with flawed characters who I connected with immediately. Fans of paranormal romance rejoice, here's a compelling new series to sink your teeth into."--Harlequin JunkieFrom the Paperback edition.
View our feature on Virna DePaul's Chosen by Blood. Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn- humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA-still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills. Watch a Video
Although he keeps company with a vampire and a were, human Shaman Caleb O'Flare can definitely hold his own. But neither his psychic ability nor his healing powers can help his sexy-as-hell teammate, Wraith-a ghost with no memory of her human existence, who cannot experience touch without pain. No wraith has managed to exist past its tenth year, so her time is about to run out. She wants only two things before accepting her fate: to learn her human identity, and experience one night with Caleb...
"I'm not afraid anymore. " For years, court reporter Mattie Nolan kept her child a secret. The man she once loved chose his dangerous job-undercover cop-over her. But now, Sacramento detective Dom Jeffries is all that's standing between her and the drug kingpin set on revenge against everyone who put him away. Including Mattie. Though teetering on the edge of burnout, Dom goes undercover as a bailiff in Mattie's courtroom. While he pretends not to remember her, thoughts of her touch, her smell and the smile that had been his alone keep resurfacing. Then he uncovers the secret she's protecting. To save the daughter he's never known and the woman he's never forgotten, Dom's ready to sacrifice not just his job, but his life...
Mad, bad and dangerous to know...District attorney Linda Delaney never imagined she would reunite with her former lover in a courtroom. Tony Cooper has been accused of murdering a notorious drug lord. In order to distance herself, Linda assigns Tony's case to another. But she can't escape him....A threat to their lives brings Linda and Tony together once more, and their passion resurfaces. Despite his feelings for Linda, Tony can't reveal his true identity as an undercover cop. In order to bring a drug supplier to justice, he must convince Linda that he is a criminal. Will he complete the assignment...or will his mission be jeopardized by new desires and hidden enemies?
High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul's seductive new contemporary romance--perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O'Keefe. Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, supporting not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara's soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive. Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party--only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all--except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he's found Cara, he's not sure he can let her go, even if he should. In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.Advance praise for Filthy Rich "With a wonderfully seductive story--not to mention an absolutely delicious hero--Filthy Rich by Virna DePaul is an absolute must read!"--New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner"DePaul spins a familiar romantic setup into a web of seductive intrigue and sizzling romance in her latest contemporary love story, set against the skyscrapers of Manhattan. . . . The twists and turns of the fast-paced plot are delightful, and the book is filled with page-scorching heat. The dominant, rich hero and strong, capable heroine break away from stereotypes in a subtle yet definite manner, making their story entirely believable."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The story starts off strong with great flirtation and sexual tension."--RT Book Reviews "Filthy Rich is definitely a good choice. It will keep you entertained and get your lady bits tingling. It will leave you feeling satisfied. So don't miss out on Cara and Brendan--their adventure was fun and I absolutely suggest you read their book."--Maine Book Mama "I liked the story. You don't see many romance storylines that deal with Wall Street, so I was all over this one."--Cocktails and Books "Filthy Rich combines intense passion with intrigue and danger in a fast-paced and enjoyable story with surprising twists and turns. Ms. DePaul does a great job of building up the tension."--The Sassy BooksterFrom the Paperback edition.
Looking for heart-racing romance and high-stakes suspense? Want stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men? Harlequin® Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with four new full-length titles for one great price every month! HER COLTON LAWMAN (The Coltons: Return to Wyoming) By New York Times bestseller Carla Cassidy With his town under quarantine and an escaped killer on the loose, Sheriff Flint Colton must protect the one woman who can testify against the murderer. But getting close to Nina could just prove his undoing. HIGH-STAKES BACHELOR (The Prescott Bachelors) By Cindy Dees When stuntwoman Ana lands her first big role, she finds herself the target of an increasingly violent stalker. The movie's star, Jackson, insists she stay with him for her safety. Can she risk both her career and her heart? TEXAS STAKEOUT By New York Times bestseller Virna DePaul An undercover stakeout becomes a mission to protect for U.S. marshal Dylan when the fugitive's widowed sister is targeted. Can he do his job and win the woman he's come to think of as his own? DESIGNATED TARGET (To Protect and Serve) By Karen Anders After rescuing the genius Dr. Skylar Baang, NCIS agent Fitzgerald must protect the beautiful scientist from betrayal by her own government-without falling too hard for her himself!
Her mother's killer is on death row...or so Lily thought. Now the case is being reopened-by Detective John Tyler, the man who broke her teenage heart the night of the murder. Only she can help him find the truth.For Lily Cantrell, suffering amnesia and hiding a secret, John's investigation unleashes tormenting dreams, grave doubts and conflicting emotions about the crush she never got over. As much as she wants John, how can she forgive the man who treated her so cruelly? Or trust a man who might betray her?What Lily does know is their reawakening passion is bound to be dangerous...but not nearly as dangerous as the madman bent on killing her.
Five of today's hottest romance authors celebrate the special place animals hold in our hearts in one unforgettable new collection. From matchmaking parrots to proposing puppies, the animals in these enchanting stories are determined to lend a helping paw on the road to happily ever after. Don't miss these never-before-published "tails" of couples whose pets give them a new leash on love!The authors are donating all of their proceeds from Love Bites to the Animal Adoption Foundation of Hamilton, OH, a charitable organization. Anthology includes: Love Unleashed by New York Times bestselling author Lori FosterSmookie and the Bandit by New York Times bestselling author Brenda JacksonDog Tags by USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine MannMane Haven by Jules BennettMolly Wants a Hero by Virna DePaul
Natalie Jones is the lucky survivor of an elusive killer who preys on young women and then disappears from view. And since her harrowing ordeal, the once gutsy photojournalist has remained isolated in her home, paralyzed by fear and her failing vision.Special Agent Liam "Mac" McKenzie has scars of his own. But despite his efforts to ignore the attraction that simmers between him and Natalie, he needs her help to catch a predator. Soon, they will forge a tentative alliance-charged with desire. Through a soft-focus lens, Natalie dares to envision a future with Mac beyond the investigation...never guessing that the clues hidden within her photographs are drawing them into an explosive confrontation with a madman.
Shades of the PastDetective Simon Granger has devoted his life to solving high-risk cases, and he's vowed never again to get involved with a woman whose work is equally as dangerous. But when the Special Investigations Group teams him with a beautiful psychiatrist, his resolve is shattered by the tense and emotionally charged partnership....Shades of IntrigueDetermined to outrun the grief over her sister's death, Dr. Nina Whitaker reluctantly agrees to use her training to help the police. Despite Detective Granger's disdain for her profession, she believes she can change his mind. But then a grieving father begins a deadly game of revenge, threatening Nina's life, challenging her beliefs and drawing Nina and Simon together in an explosive endgame of intrigue...and unstoppable passion.Shades of Passion...
Carrie Ward understands dangerous men, and she's got the scars to prove it. These days, the Special Investigations Group detective saves her risk taking for the job. But when she's asked to pursue a high-profile serial killer, she'll have to join forces with the last man she wants to depend on-Jase Tyler, an ace senior detective who's as reckless as she is cautious. And despite her best intentions, the sparks begin to fly.As Carrie and Jase race to try to save the next victim, the passion that simmers between them ignites. But a cunning killer at the top of his game is challenging carrie to play to the very end. Now all she can count on are her instincts-and Jase, the one man daring enough to keep her safe....
New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul thrills with this story of a killer in waiting and a brother in hiding. Could they be the same person? Dylan Rooney is out of his element. A U.S. marshal and city-wrangler at heart, he must adopt a new cover-and a new client-in the heart of Texas. The assignment: protect Rachel Kincaid, a widow with a young son who realizes her struggles are just beginning when her ranch hand is killed. Posing as the new ranch hand, Dylan quickly learns that catching a killer may not be so simple-especially when Rachel's fugitive brother is the prime suspect. And when the woman he's vowed to protect is the same woman he's falling in love with.
Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Virna DePaul's new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist--and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex-gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own. When Ty claims to have information about Ana's missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both. Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?Advance praise for Turned "If you're looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!"--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner"A captivating start to a fascinating new series with a hero that's to die for."--Bestselling author Rhyannon Byrd "Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes."--New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom"With Turned, Virna DePaul delivers a sexy and exciting new take on the vampire novel, one that comes complete with a kick-ass heroine and a to-die-for hero. I can't wait for the sequel!"--Tracy Wolff, bestselling author of Ruined"Turned is intense, intricate, and insomnia inducing (plan to stay up way too late!). Virna DePaul puts the awesome in the awesomesauce of paranormal romance."--Joyce Lamb, curator, USA Today's Happy Ever After"The chemistry between the two was great and made for some very sexy scenes."--Fresh Fiction"This book has everything you could want and so, so much more!"--Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews"Turned is an intriguing story with flawed characters who I connected with immediately. Fans of paranormal romance rejoice, here's a compelling new series to sink your teeth into."--Harlequin Junkie"I loved Ana and Ty. . . . The attraction for both is instant."--From the TBR Pile"The world DePaul created is unique, suspenseful, sensual, and leaves a reader begging for book two."--Dark Horse Romance ReviewsFrom the Paperback edition.
In this sizzling eBook novella from Virna DePaul, the bestselling author hailed as "amazing" by Lori Foster, a fiercely erotic modern-day vampire discovers the woman he must have for his own. Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled body and dark, intensely masculine energy draw her like a moth to a flame. But Frankie has been burned before, and now a mysterious figure from her troubled past has resurfaced with a terrifying new threat. Can she trust Jake not only with her heart but with her very life? Jake's hunger to possess this beautiful redhead goes beyond searing desire. He's a vampire, and his very existence depends on bonding with a mate. He aches to ravish Frankie, but he must take it slow--for what he will ask of her will require profound sacrifice even as it gives her unimaginable pleasure. And once he has claimed her--body and soul--Jake will go to any lengths to protect her.A Vampire's Salvation is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, Hero of My Heart, and Arrested by Love.
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