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Montana horse breeder McKinnon Quinn is adamant about his "no women on my ranch" rule. So when Casey Westmoreland asks for a job training horses, he turns her down flat. Despite her innocent looks, she tempts him beyond reason. Casey vows to get McKinnon to hire her, and to make him her first and only lover. But after every steamy encounter, he avoids her, infuriating her even more. It's as if he has a secret he is desperate to hide...making Casey just as desperate to uncover it.Millionaire deal-maker Spencer Westmoreland agrees to bail out Chardonnay Russell's failing Napa Valley vineyard. In return, she agrees to bear his children. She doesn't dare hope Spencer will fall in love with her, so her only choice is to accept the arrogant businessman's proposal. But becoming Spencer's wife-in every way-sets her body and heart on fire. And soon, Chardonnay wants what is strictly forbidden....
In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
A woman who is determined to be free and make her own choices. A man who is determined to care for every detail in her life. Will God make this match work?
Isabelle de Piaget is determined to elude her overprotective family by means of a hasty escape to France. But instead of making a surprise visit to her brother there, she winds up shipwrecked on the French coast with no memory of who she is or how she came to awaken in the dark and forbidding castle of an equally brooding lord.<P><P> Gervase de Seger rescues--very reluctantly--the bedraggled urchin he finds on the road and puts her to work where he can ignore her. Unfortunately, he soon realizes that her brother is an intimidating lord who is going to be absolutely furious when he learns that his beloved sister has been laboring as a scullery maid. Yet Isabelle may be the one who holds the key to solving Gervase's most pressing problem: that someone has been trying to finish the task of separating him from his title and his lands.<P> Finding the truth propels Gervase and Isabelle from the buried secrets of half-ruined keeps to the glittering French court, and to the realization that love can blossom in the most perilous circumstances--and in the most unexpected places of the heart . . .
At last, USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland delivers her newest time travel romance. In the 1200s, Amanda of Artane has one summer to choose from her suitors--and find love forever.
New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland's enthralling Nine Kingdoms saga brings together a weaver's apprentice and the son of a mage, both fighting to save the Nine Kingdoms from peril. Aisling of Bruadair has lived a provincial life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. That ordinary existence changes forever, though, when she is sent to the opposite end of the world to find a master swordsman. If she fails, her life--and her country's safety--will be forfeit. She just never expected that swordsman to be a wounded elven prince masquerading as a simple soldier. Powerless and scarred from a long-ago conflict, Rùnach of Ceangail has spent years in obscurity, ignoing battles he can no longer fight. And although he has been drawn back into the world, he fully intends to live an unremarkable life far away from events he knows he cannot change... Until Rùnach meets Aisling and realizes that she is far more than what she seems, that their alliance has attracted unwelcome notice, and that some battles must be fought.
Rowan Dietrich grew up on the streets. Now she's out to start anew, find a job - and keep her identity as a Kyndred secret, as well as her ability to 'dreamveil' herself into the object of others' desires. But Rowan isn't using her gift when world-class chef Jean-Marc Dansant is stricken by her beauty and strength. And when dark secrets from her past threaten her new life and love, Rowan realises she can't run forever. . .
Sizzling new paranormal erotic romance from the author of Enticed. A Dreamwalker trained by the U.S. to assassinate people through their dreams, and an incubus dutybound to stop the country?s enemies, Damon prefers seducing women in their sleep. A shapeshifter and master thief, Rory is a woman who is always up for a challenge. When a national security threat arises, the two must join forces?and their unique abilities. As they are quickly embroiled in a race against time, they must fight for their lives together. And as tensions mount, fate only knows if they can also fight their rising attraction.
Love and forgiveness spin their magic as a woman discovers that home is where her heart belongs in Emily March's moving new Eternity Springs novel. After another lonely Valentine's Day, Gabi Romano trades mountain snowfall for sunshine and sand at a luxurious Caribbean getaway. There she finds not one but two thrilling new passions: creating art glass, and Flynn Brogan, the sexy caretaker next door who brings her fantasies to life. But when violence interrupts their romantic interlude, she learns that Flynn is living a lie. Heartsick, she decides to concentrate on her craft. Playing with fire is safer than loving a man like Flynn. Flynn is determined to make things right with Gabi--until his enemies interfere. Now damaged and driven by a need he cannot define, he seeks out Gabi's Colorado community as a mystery man searching for peace, though not expecting redemption. But he never imagined a place like Eternity Springs, where lives are changed, second chances are given, and the possibility exists for two wounded souls to find their way home . . . to each other. Praise for the Eternity Springs series "With passion, romance, and revealing moments that will touch your heart, [Emily March] takes readers on an unhurried journey where past mistakes are redeemed and a more beautiful future is forged--one miracle at a time."--USA TodayFrom the Paperback edition.
Drenched is an illustrated collection of five wet and wild erotic tales. From cool tropical lagoons to luxurious steaming showers, water is the element of lust!
Sophy Richmond at 20 had beauty, breeding and an unpromising future. Her new step-mother's hostility drove her out into the world and gave her the opportunity to break away-- permanently. Accompanied by her ambitious governess, Miss Frampton, Sophy began to see something of the world, never suspecting that an early indiscretion with a dashing young hussar might be the very thing her scheming governess needed to make her life miserable. Her nine-month retreat from the social scene did not, however, prevent a wealthy man from proposing marriage, and Sophy's life suddenly seemed secure. From her comfortable surroundings and cozy existence, Sophy was protected from the seamy backstreets of Victorian London where baby-farming was a profitable venture and infants, cast aside by "respectable folk," were brutally mistreated. But when Miss Frampton's plot became evident, and idle gossip threatened to ruin Sophy's reputation, the young woman who had once cared only for life's delights was forced to examine her alternatives and make some fascinating choices. This romantic and colorful novel offers many surprises--Sophy's life in Victorian England and the solutions she finds to her problems will keep readers talking long after they have finished the book. There are three fascinating trilogies by Jessica Stirling in the Bookshare with more books by this masterful author of historic fiction, family sagas and romance. Look for The Beckman Saga, The Mull Island Trilogy and the Stalker Trilogy. More books by Jessica Stirling are on the way.
Harris Dane, Viscount Osterley, orders a very fine and scandalously cut dress to be made for a certain lady he wishes to woo. While with the dress designer, he also orders a pair of gloves to be sent to his ward, Miss Felicity Grove, to wish her well for the new Season. But when Felicity accidentally receives the dress, along with Osterley's affectionate note, it sets into motion a tale of scandalous misunderstandings and love in the last place you look. Includes a preview of Kate Noble's latest novel If I Fall!
Jess Wells writes with exuberant energy and style. Whether trying on an outrageously femme dress in a thrift store or journeying through our collective past, her dyke characters move with honesty and dash...
Megan's preparing to walk down the aisle with her triplet sisters as her bridesmaids when their long-lost grandfather Darkheart interrupts with staggering news: they are heirs of an ancient vampire-slaying legacy. One of them is a natural-born slayer. One is a healer. One will become a vampire. And they're all in imminent danger from the vamp who murdered their mother. With a fiancé out for blood, a bodyguard as wild as he is wolf and a dreamy detective on her trail, Megan is unnerved and deeply conflicted. If the prophecy is true, she may be her sisters' deadliest enemy. But if it's not, who will save them all from a world turned vamp?
"You must have some ego to think that every girl who rides in the back of your car wants to kiss you."Fashion designer Tara Devine is the poster girl for behaving badly. It's a total sham, but she's always pulled it off...until Michael Cruz saunters into her life, threatening to upturn everything!It's bad girl versus bad boy-and if she's honest, Michael puts her efforts to shame! But one wild night later Tara realizes that Michael's bed is the only place she hasn't faked it in years and the battle lines are drawn! Because Michael might have gotten under her clothes, but anywhere near her heart? Not likely!
Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic comes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy. Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes. Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess's sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon's questionable actions during the tragedy. Others--including the gallant Midwestern tycoon--are not so lucky. On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic. Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love.
Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original 40,000-word novella that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle. Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn't looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern--even taking responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, once again, he's found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for? Reality. Now the honeymoon's over. Drew's football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school--because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won't. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I'll always be over the moon about him. This just isn't how I imagined our life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him all the time. But we've gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We're Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . . . Praise for Monica Murphy's One Week Girlfriend "A sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst. It will hook you from page one!"--Under the Covers "The author had me hooked within the opening pages. What a great debut novel by Monica Murphy! . . . All I have to say is pick up the book and be prepared for the roller coaster you are about to get on. . . . You will not want to miss this book and this author."--Shh Moms Reading "A deep and thought provoking story . . . Be on the lookout for Monica Murphy because I'm sure you'll be hearing more great things from her!"--Mostly YA Book Obsessed "An amazing read! . . . [I] can't wait to continue the emotional journey of Drew and Fable."--A Bookish Escape
The DrifterChase Lavette-A New York trucker turned cowboy. A loner, who avoids commitment of any kind. But when his one-time lover, Amanda Drake, comes out to visit the True Love Ranch, Chase knows his roamin' days are over....His LadyAmanda Drake-A New York advertising executive. She's feisty, proud and determined to make it on her own. But before she can get on with her life she must do one thing-introduce Chase to his son.
Charlie Templeton is a certified wanderer. In his career as an adventure journalist, he's crossed every continent, climbed the highest mountains...and dated some of the hottest women. And he's done it all without a trace of fear.But one thing scares him-the chance that he's permanently lost the woman he loved, the woman he left. So he's going home. And Eve Keller better be ready for him.Eve's ready, all right. Ready to follow in Charlie's bootsteps. She's tried settling down. Now she wants to experience everything-travel, adventure...great sex.And Charlie's more than willing to help her out. After all, everybody knows the best adventures start in the bedroom....
Arizona Territory, 1881Rescue the girl, claim the reward, get out of town. It's the kind of mission that Carl Ritter has completed many times before. Except that Jade Armstrong is no meek captive. She's a strong-willed, half-Apache beauty. And instead of leaving town, Carl agrees to marry her.Without a white husband, Jade will lose her land. The rugged bounty hunter offers a temporary marriage, just long enough to father the child she needs to secure her inheritance. But the fierce mutual desire unleashed on their wedding night kindles a fire neither expected, turning a business arrangement into a union forged in pleasure....
Star light, star bright, first man I see tonight... When a sexy drifter showed up at Danielle Harmon's farm, the struggling single mom suddenly dreamed of riding off into the sunset with this ruggedly handsome man. But though Sam Mclean was as close to a prince as she'd ever come, he wasn't the type to stick around for happily-ever-after. Dani knew all the rough-edged loner needed was a little holiday spirit--and a few feminine wiles. So Dani sprigged her house with mistletoe and opened up her heart, hoping Sam would give her the one gift she was longing for...
Single mom Heather Donovan's dreams of home and family are tantalizingly within reach when she settles in Chesapeake Shores. The welcoming arms of the boisterous, loving O'Brien clan embrace her and her son. But accepting their support seems to further alienate her son's father, Connor O'Brien. His parents' divorce and his career as a high-powered divorce attorney have left him jaded about marriage.Then everything changes. Will the possibility of a future without Heather make Connor look at love and his career differently? Heather's just about given up on her old dreams-of love, of family and especially of Driftwood Cottage, the home she secretly wishes were hers. It's going to take a lot of persuasion-and some help from the O'Brien family-to make Heather believe that some dreams are worth fighting for.
Meridith believes she is capable of weathering any storm. But she's never experienced a love powerful enough to uproot her...until now.Meridith Ward has crafted a carefully ordered life to make up for the chaos that plagued her childhood years. But one phone call upsets all that. Within the span of several minutes, Meredith learns that the father who abandoned her is dead and she's been named the sole guardian of his other three children. She nervously heads to Nantucket to care for the siblings she's never met with plans to stay until their uncle returns from his trip before relinquishing guardianship to him.She arrives to find the children living in Summer House, a Bed & Breakfast that's falling apart around them. Meridith wants to move on as soon as possible, but the inn will never sell in its dilapidated condition. Then an itinerant handyman, Jake, shows up with an offer she can't refuse.Much like the powerful ocean just a short walk from her deck, Jake appeals to Meridith. But she senses he is also capable of pulling her under in a heartbeat. What if the thing she fears the most is exactly what she needs? Can she trust God with the details and relish the adventure?
Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit...Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for both the vampires and humans.
In a world where emotion can be a deadly weapon, one slight, battered runaway holds the key to a dark and twisted enigma. . . Drink of me, she whispers, her silver eyes trusting, pleading. What female dares speak such words to one of the Sánge? His people are scorned by every race for their fierce sensuality, their fearful rituals. And as Prime, Reule is the most telepathically gifted of them all. But nothing has prepared him for the intensity of emotion radiating from the outlander rescued by his Pack. Terrified, tormented, but beautiful beyond measure, Mystique shatters his legendary control. As she reaches for him in the steamy heat of the healing baths, he knows this blind need can have but one end. . . In blood, in knowledge, in ecstasy. Praise for the Novels of Jacquelyn Frank "A lush narrative sure to please readers who have longed for new gothic and darkly romantic tales. " --Booklist on Gideon "Frank's NIGHTWALKER series depicts an engrossing alternate world, drawn in prose that is lush and lyrical. " --Linda Howard
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