New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon and rising stars Jaid Black and Kresley Cole unlock the pleasures and perils of embracing the boldest and most powerful of lovers -- 100% alpha males -- in three sensually erotic tales. Discover the physical rapture of his muscular arms.... Become a prisoner of passion, swept away by an encounter with his primal side.... And get lost in the all-consuming thrill of white-hot pursuit by a relentless stranger who may be your most dangerous foe, the best lover you've ever had -- or both. Let your fantasies run wild with these unforgettable novellas where bigger is most definitely better -- and playing easy-to-get is the only way to go!
In this sexy erotica anthology, three hot authors reel you in with sizzling novellas about alpha heroes who will do anything to get the women they want -- even kidnap them! Bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon presents "'Captivated' by You," the second sexy story in her series featuring the Bureau of American Defense. Rhea Stevenson is a "BAD" agent who has just been handed her most challenging assignment. She must go undercover as a dominatrix to bring in a deadly terrorist. The only upside is that her fellow agent, "Ace" Krux, whom she has long desired, is her training partner. Almost immediately the roles of master and slave are wonderfully blurred and Rhea and Ace unleash a wealth of hidden desire. From bestselling romance author Melanie George comes "Promise Me Forever," the story of Savannah Harper, who has finally put her breakup with pro-football player Donovan Jerricho behind her. But when Tristan comes home to Mississippi on the eve of Savannah's wedding, he still wants her. And when he carries her off and holds her hostage, Savannah's surprised to find that the desire's deliciously mutual.... From Jaid Black comes "Hunter's Right," the fantastical story of Corporal Ronda Tipton of the U.S. Army, whose chopper goes down in the Arctic Circle. The only survivor of the crash, Ronda happens upon a hidden civilization of Vikings -- where she must face the bridal auction block. Only Nikolas Ericsson, the man who found Ronda, can save her by claiming her as his own according to sacred rights. But will she and this primitive brute give in to the sparks made when their worlds collide? Sensual and playful, these three novellas will carry you away!
They are the intriguing strangers we pass on the street -- men who do whatever it takes to keep us safe from the evils of the world. Mysterious and untamable, they hold honor, strength, and courage close to their well-guarded hearts. But no matter how much their jobs require them to lay aside their personal lives, they can't deny that when their facades and clothes are stripped off, they have burning needs like any other man.... In Sherrilyn Kenyon's "BAD to the Bone," teacher Marianne Webernec wins the "Hideaway Heroine Sweepstakes" and a chance to pretend to be the heroine in her favorite romance novel. Whisked away to a remote tropical island, Marianne's fantasies become real when BAD (Bureau of American Defense) agent Kyle Foster kidnaps her. Together they uncover Marianne's every desire, and Kyle's secret fantasy, too. In Liz Carlyle's "Let's Talk About Sex," Dr. Delia Sydney dishes out perfectly sound sex advice on the radio. So how is it that this slightly repressed divorcÉe is so easily seduced by her bad-boy neighbor? And just what is it about Nick Woodruff, a smooth-talking sergeant on a forced "vacation," that makes Delia feel she'll do anything -- anything -- when she's with him? Things get even hotter in Nicole Camden's "The Nekkid Truth" when crime scene photographer Debbie Valley works more closely than ever with the detective who has fascinated her for years. After a harrowing accident Debbie finds her life forever changed when she loses the ability to recognize faces. She is forced to identify people by their bodies and soon finds that the wonders of Detective Marshall Scott's body never cease...and that he needs her unique gift to help catch a killer.
A blockbuster anthology of original, blood-curdling vampire fiction from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, including Charlaine Harris, whose novels were adapted into HBO's hit show True Blood, and Scott Smith, publishing his first work since The Ruins.Before being transformed into romantic heroes and soft, emotional antiheroes, vampires were figures of overwhelming terror. Now, from some of the biggest names in horror and dark fiction, comes this stellar collection of short stories that make vampires frightening once again. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden and featuring all-new stories from such contributors as Charlaine Harris, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Scott Smith, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Kortya, Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, David Wellington, Seanan McGuire, and Tim Lebbon, Seize the Night is old-school vampire fiction at its finest.
Four novellas revolving around tapestries, love, romance and a bit of fantasy thrown in for good measure.
Vivo bien, pero que muy bien. Tampoco me hacen falta muchas cosas. En cuanto el sol se pone, la noche es mía. Soy una de sus criaturas, un Cazador Oscuro. Desde hace siglos custodio a los humanos para asegurarme de que estén a salvo en este mundo donde todo es incierto. A cambio solo pido una chica con un vestido rojo que no pretenda pasar más de una noche conmigo. Extravagante y vital, Sunshine es perfecta para mí. No le interesa verme mañana, no quiere ataduras y mucho menos un compromiso. Pero cada vez que la miro, comienzo a anhelar sueños que enterré tiempo atrás. No obstante, mi amor significaría su muerte. Sobre mí pesa una maldición que me impide conocer la paz y la felicidad Talon de los Morrigantes Sherrilyn Kenyon es una de las voces más frescas, divertidas, imaginativas y originales del género romántico. Su serie de los Cazadores Oscuros, que empieza con Placeres de la noche, se ha convertido en un auténtico fenómeno en su país, Estados Unidos. La destrucción acecha y la pasión persiste.
11,000 years ago, a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime in shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and has hidden a past he never wanted revealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.
La extraña maldición que pesa sobre Julian de Macedonia desde hace 2.000 años le ha condenado a pasar la eternidad atrapado en un libro hasta que una mujer le invoque para satisfacer sus deseos. Esclavo sexual, al fin y al cabo, Julian ha tenido mucho tiempo para perfeccionar sus habilidades y es capaz de hacer realidad las fantasías más secretas de cualquier mujer para proporcionarle un placer inimaginable. Pero cuando Julian es convocado para ser el amante de Grace Alexander durante un mes, descubre en ella a la mujer capaz de hacer realidad un sueño oculto: un amor que llene el vacío de su corazón y, quizá, sea capaz de poner fin a la maldición. Autora de varias series de éxito, Sherrilyn Kenyon vive en las afueras de Nashville y conoce bien a los hombres, pues creció con ocho hermanos y tiene tres hijos. Su novela Un amante de ensueño fue votada entre las diez mejores de 2002 por los miembros de la prestigiosa asociación Romance Writers of America. Esta novela es el prolegómeno de la famosa serie de los «Cazadores Oscuros», de próxima publicación.¿Puede un esclavo sexual encontrar el amor verdadero?
El acero más fuerte se forja en las llamas del infierno...Fue el primer Cazador Oscuro. Ahora es el líder indiscutible de todos ellos. No responde ante nadie y sus órdenes son acatadas al momento. Es poderoso, enigmático, inaccesible. Una leyenda entre las leyendas. Ha luchado por la supervivencia de la humanidad al tiempo que ocultaba celosamente sus orígenes y su tormentoso pasado.Esta es una historia que comenzó hace once mil años, cuando una diosa escondió a su primogénito entre los humanos. Esta es la historia de Aquerón.
La decimocuarta novela de los Cazadores Oscuros Castigado por los dioses a vivir una vida exenta de sentimientos, Xypher eligió la senda de las sensaciones que resultó en una condena a muerte. Ahora tiene una última ocasión de redimirse: de vuelta entre los humanos, en tan solo un mes de tiempo podrá salvarse si realiza una buena acción. Si no, será condenado al suplicio eterno del Tártaro. Sin embargo, la redención significa bien poco para un semidiós que solo quiere vengarse de quien causó su caída. Simone Dubois es una médico forense que no se asusta con facilidad; sobre todo, porque también es vidente y puede comunicarse con las personas a quienes está practicando la autopsia. Pero todas sus convicciones se desmoronan cuando un extraño quiere convencerla de que en ella se concentran poderes mucho mayores que los de una vidente. El futuro de la humanidad está en juego y también la vida de Simone. Y ella solo hace que preguntarse qué es más peligroso: si los demonios atlantes que la persiguen, o Xypher, el hombre que la ha cambiado para siempre.
BAD agent Sydney Westbrook must find the perfect sniper for a risky counter-terrorism mission. J.D. Steele, a military sniper whose attitude problem landed him in prison, seems a good candidate. But as they're dragged into a secret world of freelance killers, Sydney begins to discover the man of honor and passion beneath Steele's arrogant façade. It's a man even Steele didn't know he could be -- and a man whose mission will risk the life of the only woman he's ever loved...
A stunning and suspenseful new landscape emerges in the thrilling Dark-Hunter world---a world where nothing will ever be the same again. Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters. And when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her. Yet in order to save her, Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers. That breech could very well spell the end of both their races and change their world forever. The war is on and time is running out...
Es el más peligroso de los Cazadores Oscuros... Zarek no confía en nadie, a veces ni en sí mismo; tan solo cree en su habilidad para eliminar a quien se interponga en su camino. En vida sufrió el tormento de la esclavitud. Con los Cazadores Oscuros, de destierro y desconfianza. Sin embargo, sobre él se cierne ahora la condena definitiva. Todo su destino queda en manos de una sola persona, juez único de su existencia. Y es a ella, Astrid, a quien Zarek finalmente abre una puerta que creía haber cerrado para siempre. Con su serie de los Cazadores Oscuros, la escritora Sherrilyn Kenyon ha revolucionado el género de la novela romántica. Sus historias están llenas de acción, peligro, ingenio, ternura, pasión y amor. Los protagonistas, héroes inmortales, fuertes y con un lado muy oscuro, cobran auténtica vida. Sin duda, Kenyon ha creado un universo cautivador, singular y único, que día a día gana nuevos lectores.
Condenado a una inmortalidad que jamás persiguió y a no ser recordado por ningún humano con quien se cruce, la existencia de Wulf es la más solitaria de todos los Cazadores Oscuros. Así ha sido durante doce siglos para este antiguo guerrero vikingo, hasta la noche en que salva a Cassandra Peters en un club nocturno. Porque ella no se ha olvidado de él. Es joven, es bella, es la última de una estirpe legendaria y es su mortal enemiga. Sin embargo... Hay besos que rompen con una maldición de siglos... hay besos por los que vale la pena morir. Una novela de los Cazadores Oscuros.
Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be. But when his companion's brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right. Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he's ever known to stand up to tyranny. It's a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it's more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he fail, inBorn of Defiance, the nextLeague: Nemesis Rising novel from #1New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.
In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear--except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now--Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole. Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she's the only one who can bring him to justice. There's only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who's helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn's protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it's kill or be killed. and they, the predators, have just become the hunted.
The war is on Counted among the fiercest Andarion warriors ever born, Hauk is one of the five founding members of the Sentella: an organization that has declared war on the League. They rule the Ichidian universe with an iron fist and terrify it with an army of well-trained assassins. Hauk's enemies are legion, but he fears nothing and no one. He will do whatever it takes to survive and protect his Sentella brethren. Sumi Antaxas is one of the best assassins the League has ever trained. In her world, failure is not an option and she has never met a target she couldn't execute. So when she's assigned Hauk, she believes it'll be a quick and easy mission. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and Hauk is far better skilled than any she's faced before, in "Born of Fury" from #1 Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon. "
In the Ichidian Universe, the League and its ruthless assassins continue to keep rule. But at what cost? Welcome back to the future--and a whole new world. Devyn Kell spent his life in service to the League until he learned of the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he became a Runner--someone who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine and supplies they need to survive. May the gods have mercy on any who get in his way, because he definitely won't. Alix Garran is a woman on the run from a past she can't escape. Signing on to work for Devyn as a System's Engineer, she finds a cause she can fight for--and a man she can respect. But as Alix's past catches up to her, and Devyn's old enemies turn lethal, they have to fight together--or fall alone.
In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere . . . the only survivors are those ones who are . . . BORN OF SHADOWS. For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.With assassination contracts out on both of them, Caillen and Desideria must learn to fight together or die alone. And if they fail, their governments will fall into the hands of an unimaginable evil.
In a universe where corruption and deception rule all aspects of life, sparks of rebellion threaten to ignite . . . BORN OF SILENCE As the Resistance leader, Zarya Starska's only goal is to topple the government that destroyed her entire family and left her penniless. Her biggest asset is a mysterious man known only as Kere. But Kere has a dark secret. Born into a world that is as privileged as it is corrupt, his real name is Darling Cruel-and he is heir to the government Zarya wants to overthrow. No one has ever seen the real man behind the legend. No one except Zarya. But when she allows a weapon he designed to be used against his beloved sister, all bets are off. Betrayed by the Resistance, Darling's goal is not only to reign, but to kill every Resistance member he can find. Zarya must stop Darling's reign of terror, but can she reach past his insanity to restore the hero who once fought by her side?
New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has created a sensation with her sexy stories about the Bureau of American Defense. Now, three novellas about BAD agents are collected in one steamy volume! In the all-new "One BAD Night" the bureau believes that agent Jason Banks has sold them out. Agent Samantha Winslow has never particularly cared for Jason, whom she reluctantly finds attractive, and she volunteers to bring him in. Under orders to infiltrate his rogue mission and kidnap him, she is also trying to pull off the ultimate double-cross. But who would have guessed that Jason would be so pleased to be her captive? In "BAD to the Bone" Marianne wins the Hideaway Heroine Sweepstakes and a chance to pretend to be the heroine in her favorite romance novel. Whisked away to a remote island, Marianne's daydreams become real when BAD agent Kyle Foster kidnaps her and uncovers her every fantasy. In "'Captivated' by You" BAD agent Rhea must go undercover as a dominatrix to capture a deadly terrorist. Fortunately, Agent "Ace" Krux, whom she has long desired, is her training partner. Immediately, the roles of master and slave are wonderfully blurred, and Rhea and Ace unleash a wealth of hidden desire.
Susan Michaels había sido una periodista reconocida, con varios premios en su haber, hasta que un escándalo arruinó su carrera. Ahora trabaja en un pequeño diario sensacionalista de Seattle, cubriendo las noticias más inverosímiles. Aunque está sobre la pista de una historia que podría redimirla...Ravyn Kontis nació en un mundo de predadores. Cuatro siglos atrás había sido traicionado por quienes más amaba; perdió a su familia, su honor y su vida, y se convirtió en un Cazador Oscuro. Desde entonces, más letal de lo que jamás había sido, ha luchado en solitario. Sin embargo, si quiere salvar a la humanidad, debe confiar a una mujer el secreto que podría destruirle.En el mundo de los Cazadores Oscuros la vida siempre es un peligro. Pero nunca tanto como ahora, cuando una mortal podría aniquilar el mundo con solo contar una historia. La pregunta es: ¿lo hará?
Condenado por los dioses a vivir eternamente sin emociones, Arik únicamente puede sentir a través de los sueños de los mortales. Durante miles de años ha vagado por el subconsciente humano en busca de sensaciones. Y por fin ha encontrado a alguien cuyos sueños, intensos y subyugantes, colman ese vacío que anidaba en su interior.La doctora en arqueología Megera Kafieri ha dedicado seis años a intentar cumplir la promesa que hizo a su padre: demostrar que la Atlántida existió. Ha viajado hasta Grecia, pero ella y su equipo solo encuentran problemas y obstáculos. Y su suerte no parece cambiar cuando el barco de la expedición rescata a un náufrago. Un hombre cuya cara Megera ha visto incontables veces en sueños. Un hombre por quien daría el alma. Un hombre que le oculta demasiados secretos.
Zarek's Point of View:<P><P> Dark-Hunter: A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.<P> Insanity: A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don't suffer from my insanity-I enjoy every minute of it.<P> Trust: I can't trust anyone...not even myself. The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to hurt anyone who gets in my way.<P> Truth: I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, and 900 years as an exiled Dark-Hunter. Now I'm tired of enduring. I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled-I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.<P> Astrid (Greek, meaning star): An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth. Brave and strong, she is a point of light in the darkness. She touches me and I tremble. She smiles and my cold heart shatters.<P> Zarek: They say even the most damned man can be forgiven. I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again. Made me want to love and be loved. But how can an ex-slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star?
Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she thinks, but then she gets a lead on a story that could salvage her extinct career. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a hot news tip, which she gets in the form of a major police cover-up . . . for a ring of soul-sucking vampires out to take over Seattle. So much for saving her credibility.And if that isn't bad enough, she gets talked into adopting a cat and finds she's allergic to it. A cat that turns out to be a shapeshifter who claims to be an immortal vampire slayer on the prowl for the same corrupt cops. Her first thought: seek professional help.But as Susan's drawn into Ravyn's dark and dangerous world, she comes to realize that there's a lot more at stake than just her defunct career. Now it's no longer a question of bringing the truth to her readers; it's a matter of saving their very lives and souls.Ravyn's life was shattered over four hundred years ago, when he mistakenly trusted the wrong human with the truth of his existence. He lost his family, his honor, and his life. Now, in order to save the people of Seattle, he's forced to confront that nightmare all over again, and to trust another woman with the secret that could destroy him. In the world of the Dark-Hunters, life is always dangerous. But never more so than now; when a very human woman can shatter their entire world with just one story. The only question is . . . will she?
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