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Daniel Peck is a modern-day vampire, over one hundred years old. He succumbs to his transformation on the Lusitania when the beautiful and ancient Veronica, Queen of the Undead, beguiles him. Daniel survives the sinking of the Lusitania, and another disaster when the Hindenburg explodes. Years later Daniel is a middle school substitute teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. He feeds off the energy of four students and turns them into zombie-like creatures who subsist on human remains. Daniel kills people for his thralls to devour, but the students prove difficult to control. Meanwhile Daniel encounters and is charmed by Annie Julliard, a lovely motel proprietor, and changes her into a white vampire. They marry and Daniel brings home the four thralls as his adopted children. From then on, things become very complicated...
A peace initiative promoted by international conspirators intends to launch a U. S. Senator into the White House. The conspirators intend to corner the market for rare earth minerals, and take advantage of a brilliant university professor with dreams of parlaying the Arab Spring into a Middle East region of democracy, peace, human rights, and prosperity. After witnessing his lover's drowning at sea, Rob Taylor swears revenge on the rare earth conspirators responsible. His quest sees him become apprentice to the conspiracy's leader and draws him into a sexual relationship with the man's daughter. While the apprentice pursues the conspiracy, the professor and his Senator-mentor seek a peace conference to establish a Middle East Union. The apprentice's cover is blown; the professor learns that the Senator has ulterior motives; the conference in Paris convenes; the Police Nationale are tipped to a plot to disrupt deliberations by destroying the Eiffel Tower; and post conference hits are ordered on the professor and apprentice. How will it all end?
Gideon, a half-breed mutant with a surly temper and rotten luck, struggles to scrape a living as a tracker in the desolate territory near the gateway to the human world. Business seems to be picking up when Gideon is approached by a powerful dark elf with deep pockets and a serious problem. Human miners at the dark elf's plant are being taken by an elusive predator. Gideon is pressured to find the killer before word of the disappearances reaches the human world, endangering the tense relationship between their two races. But, nothing is simple this close to the conduit between worlds. Archangel, a ruthless mercenary operating in the secret sectors of mutant society, has set his own deadly game in motion. Surrounded by savage wilderness and cut off from contact with civilization, Gideon must find a way to protect his friends and survive to collect his bounty.
The women in Jay McCassey's life joke that he was born with an 'S' on his chest. Strong and always in control, he guards those he loves with unshakable strength. A shy, quiet farm girl, Sadie lost her heart to Jay when she was ten years old. Without the confidence to express her feelings, she resigns herself to loving the wildly popular member of the notorious McCassey family from afar. Although one night's events link them together forever, it isn't until Sadie's desperate and alone--and in trouble--that she gathers enough courage to go to Jay with the truth...a truth he initially refuses to accept. Jay's prepared to protect Sadie any way he can, but she knows he's in danger, too. When her attempt to save him before he can save her backfires, the risk he takes to rescue her could end their story before it has a chance to begin.
Recently arrived in Mendocino County, Christina Lima takes a job as PR director for her "Auntie Estella's" Belmonte Winery while Nate Lewis sets up a law practice to Ukiah. They've barely moved into their new home when winery V.P. Vince Russo, an ex-Marine with a hair-trigger temper, is accused of killing a man ripping off his pot garden. Was it murder or self-defense? Nate takes the case. Meanwhile Estella is dying and Christina's cousins begin to fight over the inheritance of the winery. While preparing a winery accounting in anticipation of the probate fight to come, Christina is critically injured. Was it just an accident or attempted murder? Are the pot garden shooting and Christina's injury somehow connected? There'll be several more deaths before the truth emerges.
When Nate Lewis is retained to defend a black drug treatment counselor on a minor gun possession rap, he inadvertently stumbles into a rogue government operation smuggling drugs from Thailand into Marin County to buy guns for anti-Communist guerillas in Southeast Asia. Soon a prime witness for the defense is found dead of an overdose and Nate's client is accused of killing, and maybe raping her. Against girlfriend Christina's advice, Nate takes the homicide case but quickly discovers that his big retainer comes from drug profits his client has stolen from the rogue agents. It doesn't take long before his client's cronies begin turning up dead as the government agents pull out all stops to recover the stolen loot. But when the client goes underground the agents come gunning for Nate. Only Christina can save him now.
In Victorian England, Anthony Fairchilde, the earl of Malvern, is tricked into a compromising position with a tradesman's daughter and must marry her to prevent a scandal. He's determined it will be a true marriage of convenience, but she's so unimpressed by his rank and yet so responsive in his bed, that she's soon the only woman he desires. Prudence Crump has dreamed of finding love, but faced with the threat of a scandal that will make her unfit for respectable employment, she's forced to agree to the earl's arrogant proposal. She's determined to keep her side of the bargain and not develop feelings for him, but he stirs surprising emotions within her. Prudence begins to hope for something more than a marriage of convenience, but first she must teach him that rank has responsibilities as well as privileges, and he must convince her that his love is real.
Just like the weather, a person's story changes all the time. Sometime it's a romance, sometimes a comedy, and when things go badly it can be a fine line between action-adventure and tragedy. Storm Chaser Shorts follows two converging stories. One involves the family and friends of Indiana State Trooper Chance Hamlin, who struggles to defend his hometown of Hurricane and his family from all manner of threats - whether they want him to or not. The other follows disaster photographer Allie Craine and those pulled into the wake of her passing, as she's tailed by the shadowy and disaster prone Luther Magee. Seven stories are set before, and three after, the events of Storm Chaser. Like the weather - and life - the tales are diverse, ranging from humor and adventure to what may be downright mystical. After all, life with a Storm Chaser is as diverse as the weather. Don't miss the full length romantic comedy novel STORM CHASER by Mark R Hunter!
When Tamara Corvis heads to Morocco on her book tour, the bestselling author never imagines the life-altering experience she faces will lead her to the man she's destined to meet. In the space of several weeks, she becomes royalty, but can she handle everything that comes with the crown? Marc-Andre Branford senses his destiny and goes after it, only to become wrapped up in something that is not only dangerous, but amazing at the same time. Both his worlds clash--for better and for worse--as Branford struggles with two passions. Ali Elias will do anything for money and power--even destroy the innocent. Will his greed defeat the couple, or bring black velvet and silver heat together for an unstoppable combination?
In a rustic town in Washington State, a man's death upsets the quiet equilibrium of small-town life. A well-intentioned blacksmith performs a civic duty for the town, ridding it of a pernicious evil that has taken up residence along the canal, but the death of the predator allows a more ancient evil into the waters. The townsfolk find themselves caught a vortex of uncertainty and moral ambiguity as the investigators start to uncover hidden secrets long thought buried . . .From the author the Tulsa World says "has patented a hard-edged folksy narrative that conceals within its intricate voice the imminence of the supernatural" comes a tale of the dark side of the quintessential American small town.
Lucien Andropov endures life altering changes when he runs afoul of a petty thief. What he learns from this encounter alters his entire outlook on life, and introduces him to perfection. Nadia Kavic has long been treated as inferior by her father by virtue of her birth, but when she meets Andropov, sparks fly and her life finds new meaning. Can Lucien and Nadia rise from the darkness reborn that's taking over their lives, or will her father's nefarious plans and Old World beliefs swallow them in its evil?
THREE COMPLETE NOVELS, ONE MEGABOOK SERIES ! Three Internet Bonds books from Bestselling author Christy Poff, including: INTERNET BONDS: BLACKHEART: Raven Blackheart watched life take a deadly turn when a cruel dominant murdered the master she loved. Running from this, she wound up in New Orleans where she tried to live a quiet life and start over. New Orleans vice detective Kyle Lansing lived with a missing piece to his life and searched for a woman to help him find it in the world of dominants and submissives - only he wants a switch. Together they find they can have a whole life with each other while he warms the darkness in her soul and she calms his while teaching him about love. Will his love ease her black heart and give them life or will her past always hang over them? INTERNET BONDS: CHARLOTTE MASTERED: Charlotte James is looking for her knight and master, a man she can love and trust without question and submit to totally. She meets a man she met on line at his exclusive DC club and finds she can obey his dominance over her easily.Simon Anderson is searching for his queen, a woman who can share his lifestyle without hesitation. Without Charlotte, he planned to give up on finding his true submissive. A man who devotes himself to her happiness, he needs to protect her from the madman threatening them. While Charlotte's desires and Simon's search bring them together, an outsider in their world seeks to destroy them in order to protect his political life. Will they survive or will Washington politics overshadow their love? INTERNET BONDS: MEMPHIS BELLE: Belle Chamberlain immersed herself in a very successful singing career after her husband's death after returning from leave in Naples. She remains true to him though her life lacks love. Jaspar Constantine enjoys the darker side of sex and women. They enjoy him because of his international financial status but once they find out his desires, they bolt. On-line, he meets a woman who wants to explore the lifestyle but needs the right hand guiding her. Will he collar his Memphis Belle or will the past tear them apart? GET THE COMPLETE INTERNET BONDS TRILOGY IN THIS D MEGABOOK SERIES RELEASE! Genre: Torrid Romance Contemporary Rating: Erotica - Controversial (Contains adult content, language, and graphic sex)
MASKED DESIRE: Ava's invitation to the company's annual costume ball sends her reeling, while Matthew wants to make her the one of his dreams. Will Mardi Gras' masked desires bring these two together, or hide the truth? A COWBOY'S DESIRE: When she learns the hotel she's grown to love has been sold to a corporation, Sutton Carey becomes the transition team leader. Rod Keaveney buys his friend's hotel looking forward to meeting the woman chosen to handle the period between owners. When he invites her to his ranch, they get work done...just not dealing with the hotel. Can a cowboy's desires break the ice or anger her more?
Dylan Hawke enjoys his quiet life as a musician in a hot local band, though a friend of his has other plans for Dylan's future. When he meets his friend's daughter, Julia, sparks fly but not in a good way initially. Despite this, they learn they are destined mates when new emotions grow. But, one man wants everything they have and will go to any length to get what he desires. Will their deadly encounters rule their world? Or will they bask in what is truly destined to be theirs?
INTERLUDE WITH THE VAMPIRE .... OR INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE WRITER As the blood-red sun sets over the Chicago skyline real-life vampire, Andrew Bloodsworth makes his way into WOLF 99.9 FM, an all-night radio station hosted by the beautiful Bella Donna, Goth queen of the airwaves. As Bloodsworth reveals how he first became a vampire and the dark secrets and desires of the undead, listeners call in to talk to the undead writer. Most of the listeners are vampire and horror enthusiasts who are overjoyed to talk to a real life vampire, but OTTO--the Opposition To The Occult, a religious right-wing organization--is also listening to the radio show, and they're not amused. If that wasn't enough, tabloid TV host, Harry Winger, who features equally outrageous guests on his program, wants Bloodsworth to appear on his show. Plus, the Amazing Kreskin, the world's foremost mentalist, has just had a premonition of imminent disaster. What will happen next? Tune in to find out!
MOONLIGHTING: When Patrick Miller and Danny Eastman take a summer job to earn extra cash they meet Rory Dunbrook, a woman who tempts them in many ways. Will moonlighting change their lives or be a summer temptation? SCHOOL'S OUT: Spencer Gillette was a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia college when one student changed his life. Tracy Jenkins took one professor's classes just to be in the same room with him. When school's finally out, will they be able to concentrate on extracurricular studies? Temptations -- two erotic romance short stories for your pleasure... enjoy!
Doc Callahan gambled to add a little excitement to his life though it took his money and gave nothing back. Lindy Hartnell tried to win some quick cash to pay off some debts. When they meet at the same winner take all game, who will win with aces up? This is Book 5 in the Erotic Romance Series by Author Christy Poff.
William Garrett has everything a man could want except the perfect woman to share it with. Seeing a damsel in distress, he steps in to rescue her. Kim Pennington wants to live her own life, though her father has other ideas. Arranging her life to suit him is his idea of having the perfect daughter. When her knight saves her from a boring dinner date, she finds out she can have anything she wants, but she desires only one thing. Will their temptations over Central Park be what they both need and desire?
Eden Conrad's life is completely turned around when her past comes back to haunt her, literally. When her ex-Master learns of her connection to one of his latest takeovers, he goes into full throttle to get what he wants--even at her expense. Gavin Hunt works for a mysterious woman who evidently has been hurt deeply, but due to a unique invitation from her, he finds the woman he wants to dominate him. As a rookie cop, he learns that some of his fellow officers are not on the up and up, and it seems to be spreading through the ranks. Will Gavin and Eden be able to live privately? Or will their past and present take away Eden's pleasures?
Six stories of erotic desire, one low Megabook price from bestselling erotic romance author Christy Poff! DISIRES UNDER THE FALLS: Desires - we all have them but what happens when they are one person's wishes for the one they love? Penelope leads a comfortable yet unfulfilled life until she meets a truly unique couple in Niagara Falls. Layla meets a gorgeous guy who has a unique relationship with his business partner. Will life changing events get in their way? Desires - we all have them - what are yours? DESIRE IN THE SNOW: Will the erotic passion they generate in each other's arms be enough to melt the snow outside the world beyond their hearts? HART'S DESIRE: When two hearts come together and share a unique bond, the desire should not be put down--for any reason. In high school, Addington and Cory defined their Dom/sub relationship in their senior year but because of Harvard and Florida State, he made the decision for them to break it off and go on with their lives. Unfortunately, while both became professionally successful, their personal lives failed to find the same feelings. Will Hart's desire win out? YULE DESIRES: Mara Bergeron wanted one thing for Christmas--her Master and the love of her life, though she'd sworn never to get involved with a married man. Jared St. Nicholas wanted the same thing, only the question of divorcing his wife got in the way. Can the Christmas holidays ignite their Yule desires? DESIRE IN GREEN: Liam St. Patrick has desired one woman in every way but she works as his father's personal assistant--interoffice relationships are out of the question until a romantic leprechaun gets involved. Natasha Lindsey has the same feelings but figures Liam is out of her league. Will desire in green bring them together despite office policy? DESIRE IN FLAMES: Two couples finding instant passion while on the job--will desire win out? Mike Ritchie always knew what she wanted until Wes Barrett walked onto the fireground and ignited flaming desire in her. Wes had all but given up on finding the one he could spend his life with in every way. Will passion come from desire in flames?
For Mallory Jensen, life is not what she ever expected it to be, as she is trapped in marriage to an older man who has secrets she does not want to learn. When she finds a man nearly dead in one of the pastures, she begins to keep her own secrets. Mason Calhoun escapes a Mexican drug cartel only to end up on a ranch in Texas, one deep in the crimes he's been investigating. There, a gorgeous woman invites him into her den of seduction for an evening of unbridled passion. Will they ever share such passion again? Or will their den of seduction become nothing but a memory?
For thirteen years, bounty hunter Kage Garmin has made it a point to avoid female fugitives. He wasn't going after this one, either; but couldn't resist taking a look at the girl worth a million dollars. She smiled at him, and he fell in love. Kage knew from then on, she would be his. He also knew who was after her and why. In order to save her, he has to convince her to go the one place she's trying to avoid. Hiding in plain sight served Journey well...until a handsome bounty hunter shows up with a "feeling" she's in danger. As someone who doesn't trust easily, she's surprised to find herself believing in him. Finally convinced she deserves freedom and happiness, she's anxious to confront those who stole it from her. In a dangerous race across the country, Kage is determined to protect Journey as he fights to stay one step ahead of the enemy.
Two lost souls. One thing in common. Nothing left to lose. Only Brady McCassey could get himself into so much trouble by just looking at a pretty girl. For the bad boy who knows better than to let his guard down, mistakes like that can be deadly. The first time Starr sees Brady, she knows he's the reason she was so drawn to Hagerstown, Maryland. Her horrifying past behind her, Starr has dedicated her life to living in peace, and is surprised by how easily she accepts the violence surrounding Brady and his tight-knit family. When Brady's blindsided by ghosts from his past, it's Starr who comes to his rescue--twice--forcing him to put down his flask and take a good look in the mirror. Finally ready to face his demons, Brady sobers up and takes on the roll of leader, as the McCasseys band together and stand behind him.
Cory's Christmas - Sherry Derr-Wille Cory never expected to run Baker's Secret Hideaway, but when she needs help, Dex Trenton enters her life in more ways than one. Christmas Day - Luanna Rugh Chris Day isn't looking forward to Christmas. But injured skier Raven Chase lands in Red Rock Clinic on Christmas Eve, and her holiday plans change. Mistletoe Magic - Lorna Collins All Noelle McGregor wants is real mistletoe for her first Christmas without family, but getting it leads to literally falling for Matt Spicer. The Gathering - Christie Shary Sonata Sullivan returns home where she encounters her widowed high school boyfriend, Tommy Henderson. But her heart belongs to Jamali in Morocco. Christmas Treasure - Cheryl Gardarian Posing as tourists, Sara Hayden and Gretchen Dodge meet Swedish businessman Thad Johansson. When he returns unexpectedly, will their deception be discovered?
Sometimes you can choose your family... by choosing to love a dog! But just because they're dogs, it doesn't mean they won't be as complex and individual as anyone else around. Our dogs can be so good, and then they can be not-so-good, but boy do they give us great stories! This collection of 101 funny, heartwarming, and sometimes mindboggling stories is all about all the very good, very bad, simply amazing things our dogs do.They come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. From goofy to guard, from hero to ham, and everywhere in between, our dogs are important and beloved members of our families. Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog will have readers of all breeds laughing, commiserating, and maybe even shedding a tear. These 101 heartwarming, humorous and completely true stories about our canine companions are sure to touch every dog lover's soul. Perfect for "man's best friend's" best friend.
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