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The First Ghost

by Marguerite Butler

The dead have no respect for anyone trying to have a life. Portia Mahaffey always liked that she was the only woman in her family without a psychic 'gift'. But a concussion awakens her latent ability to see ghosts. And one of those ghosts is prepared to haunt her until Portia agrees to convince the police her death was no accident. With no choice but to help Corinne, Portia reluctantly uses her new gift and some good old-fashioned detection to track down the truth. Seeing the dead is just the beginning. Portia's world becomes filled with hungry demons, mercenary shadow beings, vengeful poltergeists...and one very alive murderer willing rank her among the dead. Who knew hanging with the dead could be so hazardous to the living? WARNING: Contains mild sexual escapades, ghosts, demons, and flatulent pugs.76,991 Words

Heaven Beside You

by Christa Maurice

He's her rock n'roll fantasy, but could he ever be more? Half the year, Cassandra Geoffrey runs In The Pines Campground, and spends the other half alone on a West Virginia mountain. She's not completely happy with the situation, but she loves her wacky, close-knit hometown. Besides, the man of her dreams isn't likely to appear anytime soon--until Jason Callisto, lead guitarist for Touchstone, her ultimate fantasy crush, shows up. At her campground. It's gotta be fate. After being dumped by his supermodel girlfriend, Jason has been impossible to live with. Now he's been exiled by his manager to West Virginia, before he breaks up the band on the eve of the Grammys. Clearly, Jason is Cass's adventure of a lifetime. To him, she's just an ego boost....Or is she? With so much at stake, can they take a risk and reach for more?87,605 Words

Deceptions (Laws of the Blood #4)

by Susan Sizemore

Olympias has long reigned as the Enforcer of Washington, DC, but now her devoted human servant is questioning her command. With no allies, Olympias must stand-alone against those bent on her destruction-no matter the personal cost.

The Lawman: Trackdown (Lawman #11)

by Lyle Brandt

JAILBREAK ON THE TRAIL U.S. Marshal Jack Slade is tasked with escorting four prisoners to Leavenworth, Kansas. It's a 250-mile, ten-day journey across a hot, barren landscape with only a green deputy to help him keep the outlaws in line--and the brooding thoughts of his troubled relationship with Faith Connover to otherwise occupy his mind. When some kin of prisoner Fergus Mayfield ambush the marshals and free the convicts, they make one mistake--leaving Slade alive. Badly wounded, horseless, and unarmed, Slade will stop at nothing to survive the dangers of the desert and pursue the escaped outlaws to the ends of the earth...

The Last Pope

by Luis Miguel Rocha

Almost thirty years after the world was stunned by the shocking death of Pope John Paul I, journalist Sarah Monteiro finds an envelope stuffed in her mailbox. The contents hold the key to uncovering the truth about that mysterious death. Drawn into a vortex in which deadly mercenaries, crooked politicians, and princes of the Church itself have formed an alliance of deception, Sarah must decide between revealing the truth and saving her own soul.

The Last Light of the Sun

by Guy Gavriel Kay

From the multiple award-winning author of Tigana, A Song for Arbonne, and the three-book Fionavar Tapestry that "can only be compared to Tolkien's masterpiece" (Star-Phoenix), this powerful, moving saga evokes the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Norse cultures of a thousand years ago. Author Biography: Guy Gavriel Kay has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and has been nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award. His works have been translated into 21 languages.

Odonata: City of Night

by Jessica Zellman

Vampires may think they are the ultimate predators...but they're wrong. Forty years ago, Katrina Templair forfeited her human life and became an Odonata, a creature that preys on vampires. Her world is black and white. Odonata are good. Vampires are bad. Humans...who cares about humans? But everything changes when she rescues a human. Abbey Marquez believes Katrina can enjoy more than the bloodlust that comes from killing vampires. The opportunity to prove Abbey's theory arises in the form of a vampire gang who takes the term "tourist trap" a little too literally. Katrina will not allow humans to be bartered as food, but defeating the gang means facing her own inner demons and four decades worth of nightmares. WARNING: This title contains strong language, sexual situations, nasty vampire on human violence and perfectly justified Odonata on vampire violence.77,284 Words

The Lawman (Lawman #1)

by Lyle Brandt

HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER Jack Slade pulled up his roots a long time ago to take life one day at a time, risking his living, and his neck, at gambling tables across the west. A disappointment to his family, he's been estranged from them for years. Then he receives word of his brother's death-under mysterious circumstances-in Lawton, Oklahoma. It's been four years since Jack saw Jim, who planted his roots to become a successful rancher. In addition to acres of land and herds of cattle, Jim left behind a fiancŽe who has been fending off offers on her property-as well as cattle rustlers. The mysterious circumstances behind Jim's death are starting to become clear. And when fate pins a badge on Jack, he finds himself walking the line between justice and revenge...

Arctic Winds

by Sondrae Bennett

Alpine Woods Shifter, #1 Nothing will stop a wolf once he's found his mate...not even her own doubts. After her skulk abandoned her four years ago, Samantha knew she would never truly be wanted. When she accidentally stumbles into a wolf town and is asked by their premier to stay, she believes it's the novelty of an arctic fox motivating him. She knows she'll be on her own again once he tires of her. Jason finds himself pulled to Samantha from the moment she faints in his arms. His wolf is calling to him, telling him he's found their mate and the heat he feels for Samantha is impossible to resist. But his little fox is loaded down with emotional baggage and doesn't believe she's worthy of love. Can he overcome her fears? Or will pack jealousies and the local foxes convince her she doesn't belong with him before he has a chance?28,000 Words

The Hunt (Laws of the Blood #1)

by Susan Sizemore

From the New York Times bestselling author of Primal Heat. In the first book of the series, readers are introduced to the Enforcers, an elite group of vampires who must serve and protect their secret community-and uphold the Laws of the Blood.

Aequitas: Punishment

by Mason A. C.

Will the battle for aequitas freedom cost the balance between good and evil? Aequitas--part angel and demon, fight for their freedom and march to heaven's doorstep. Rebel leader Etienne Grant kidnaps his wife and vows to punish her disobedience. Once retribution is paid, Auria will command his army in a most ambitious venture--defeating all the angels in heaven. Auria can do nothing but surrender for the safety of her sons. Once in Grant's clutches, she realizes he wields an even greater whip as he fights for her heart and loyalty. Enemy alliances are forged as they prepare to bring down the Kingdom of God. But the archangels won't let victory slip from their grasp so easily. The battle for freedom might cost the balance between good and evil, but will it damn their souls for eternity?38,110 Words

The Lawman: Hanging Judge (Lawman #5)

by Lyle Brandt

As Deputy U.S. Marshal Jack Slade watches the day's condemned men march to the ropes, a shootout takes the life of the hanging judge. A note from the judge's pocket, along with a single matchbox, is all Slade has to track the gunman. As he follows these slim leads, Slade hears ominous tales about the Son of Dixie-and a group of hooded killers he thought long gone. To release their deadly grip on the area, Slade's going to need a sure hand...and a ready gun.

Getting It Right This Time

by Rachel Brimble

She's back, but this time she's a mother...intent on protecting her young. Two years after her husband's death, Kate Marshall returns home seeking security and stability for her three-year-old daughter. But when her path crosses with 'the one who got away'...her husband's best friend, she has to fight the desire to be with him for the sake of further heartbreak for her and her daughter. A tough, straight talking theatrical agent, Mark Johnston is dangerously handsome, exceedingly rich, irresistibly charming - and branded by the tabloids as one of the UK's most eligible bachelors. So even though Mark lost the girl of his dreams to his best friend, he finds no hardship in being single. Or so he thought.Determined not to lose her a second time, Mark has to find a way to convince her they can work. But can Kate cope with the media interest and ruthless, money-hungry clients surrounding him, being anywhere near her daughter? Or accept that Mark Johnston is really the family man he claims to be?72,721 Words

The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #2)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Animator and vampire hunter Anita Blake is about to discover that some secrets are better left buried?and some people better off dead?

Wait for the Wind

by Brynna Curry

Elemental Magic, #3 Ryan and Kate must reunite to break the second of a three-part thousand-year-old spell. Kate O'Connell grew up loved by the Corrigan family, all the while suffering from the inescapable reality of her own alcoholic father. At a young age she gave her heart and innocence to Ryan Corrigan. For once happiness seemed within her reach, until in one horror-filled night, the monster she called 'Daddy' changed everything. Too many misunderstandings forced Kate and Ryan apart, but now Kate's come home to open her clinic and raise her daughter, Allaina, closer to his family. Will she be able to open Ryan's heart to his magic? Ryan is glad to be back on Irish soil, but the reason he left still haunts him. As he tries to build a new life and redeem his past, can he forgive Kate and reclaim his healing gift in time to save his sister and her twins? Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, adult language22,000 Words

The Electrifying Exploits of the English Three

by Elysabeth Williams

English Three, #1 Can three women stop the destruction of the Tower Bridge? Eliza, Miriam, and Jillian are friends by fate, employment, and society. In the London of 1894, they receive a directive from their mysterious boss to investigate, and stop, the Countess Wilmont's plot to destroy the newly erected Tower Bridge. Delving into a secret world of masterful training in martial arts, curious new technologies and weaponry, the women are armed and very dangerous. Their investigation reveals a terrible truth about two of their husbands, and along the way they meet three men who will change their world...and show them that gentlemen aren't always what they seem. Content warning: Sex and violence.56,000 Words

Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center

by Daniel Paisner Richard Picciotto

On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard "Pitch" Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn--and then to buckle. A veteran of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Picciotto was eerily familiar with the inside of the North Tower. And it was there that he concentrated his rescue efforts. It was in its smoky stairwells where he heard and felt the South Tower collapse. Where he made the call for firemen and rescue workers to evacuate, while he stayed behind with a skeleton team of men to help evacuate a group of disabled and infirm civilians. And it was in the rubble of the North Tower where Picciotto found himself buried--for more than four hours after the building's collapse. This is the harrowing true story of a true American hero, a man who thought nothing of himself--and gave nearly everything for others during one of New York City's--and the country's--darkest hours.

Death Sword

by Pamela Turner

The only thing more dangerous than an angel of death is one obsessed with vengeance. Karla Black has always known she's different from other people. She learns just how different after she's fatally stabbed and brought back to life as a half-human angel of death.With newfound power comes a newfound boss.Samael despises her. He considers Karla impure and resents her relationship with her partner Xariel...who also happens to be Samael's ex-lover. When he takes that hatred to a higher level, Karla vows vengeance - a task easier said than done. With the loss of their angelic powers, Karla and Xariel face a dilemma - how will they defeat an unstoppable Samael, whose poisoned rapier can kill human and angel alike? If Karla doesn't awaken to her true identity, both heaven and earth are in danger of annihilation.42,632

The Beta

by Annie Nicholas

The Vanguards, #3 Three days of hell, in charge, and running out of antacids. As the pack's Beta, Robert needs to watch over the Vasi werewolf pack for a few days. He hates the responsibility, but his job is to dissolve any problems while his Alpha honeymoons. Nevertheless, trouble comes to town and her name is Esther. She's beguiling, beautiful and picks his pocket. Although Robert doesn't trust her, he still wants to possess her. Esther arrived in Chicago with the intention of slaying a vampire named Daedalus. While trailing her quarry, she encounters Robert who unhinges her world. He doesn't know her trade, and she doesn't know his connection to the vampire. Disturbed by her attraction to this unusual werewolf, she can't decide which prey to hunt--the one who's stolen her heart or the one who'll fill her bank account. Content Warning: Hot graphic werewolf sex, growing body parts, and one pissed off Nosferatu vampire.25,000 Words

Syphon's Song

by Anise Rae

Mayflower Mages, #1 Legends say a syphon can drain a mage dry. He'll brave the danger. Will she? Someone's playing pranks. The body of the late Casteel patriarch has been stolen and gifted to the family's enemy, the powerful Rallises. As far as Bronte Casteel is concerned, they can keep it. She hasn't spoken to her family in thirteen years, not since they exiled her from society for her lack of mage power. But she's a syphon mage, able drain another mage's power. Syphons' destinies are always the same: death by fiery stake. She hides her secret by living among the Nons--powerless humans and the lowest class in the Republic. When her family orders her to go plead for the body's return, she comes face to face with the one man who knows her secret. Colonel Vincent Rallis isn't letting his syphon get away this time. Not when she's under suspicion of body-napping and aiding anti-mage terrorists. He'll prove her innocence whether she wants him to or not, and then convince her they belong together...forever. Vincent's help comes with a steep price: Bronte must reveal her power. The inevitable ensuing witch-hunt and trial would be bad enough, but even a tough girl might buckle if her prosecutors are her own parents. CONTENT WARNING: Hot, steamy nights with the colonel's magic touch98,387 Words

Forever In Lingerie

by Gina Gordon

Bare Naked Designs, #1 How far would you go to hold on to forever? Martina Jackson spent the last two years running from her past. Through the practice of Holistic Medicine she has meticulously transformed into a self-fulfilled woman, with one tiny exception...hot, steamy sex with no strings. While she waits for the job offer of a lifetime, why not quench her sexual desires with an eager man willing to push her to the limit? What she doesn't plan for is, the fling is exactly what she's been running from. Rob Taylor has been waiting his whole life to find the woman he can call forever. He didn't expect to find her in his parents' living room wearing nothing but white lace and stockings. When he overhears her discussing her secret sexual fantasies, Rob decides to give her what she's been missing. As they play out each fantasy he connects with Martina on a deeper level, confirming what he knew the very first moment he heard her voice...that she is the one he's been waiting for. WARNING: Explicit sex, ménage and the use of Holistic Medicine as foreplay.34,119 Words

A Matter of Some Scandal

by Daisy Banks

Sometimes scandal is worth more than its weight in gold. Love was folly, in Prudence Wellbourne's innocence. Now well-coined, sophisticated and wiser, she can easily live without it. But the one man who holds the key to her stubborn heart calls that belief into question. Fifteen years has done nothing to cool Argyle Clairmonte's desire for Prudence. His bold attempt to regain her love lands him in Newgate prison and the Bailey court. Only Prudence's public admission of the truth, despite the scandal it will bring, can save him from the bitter consequences of his foiled plans. Is hindsight the cure for love's recklessness? Prudence must find an eloquent answer, or watch Argyle swing from The Tyburn Tree. Content warning: Sensual historical romance with sensual sex scenes.26,000 Words

Bound By Blood

by Elizabeth Valentino

In war, the greatest battle is love. Vampire Mila Deluca is as powerful in magic as her trigger-finger is quick. Pack leader Bryce D'Angelo is as sexy a warrior as he is deadly. Two equally powerful species, the vampires and lycans are natural enemies. Yet when Mila and Bryce's lives collide in the midst of a world filled with chaos an uneasy alliance is formed. Together, they must right wrongs and impart justice in the face of a dangerous evil...even as they fight against the connection between them that turns to something far deeper than mere lust. Mila and Bryce must become bound by blood before they face a final show down that will decide the fate of the world. WARNING: Strong language, hot sex and plenty of biting.46,500 Words

Dragon's Sanity

by Nicole Dennis

McDrakken warriors, #2 Can an amnesiac warrior recover his memories in time to find his missing love and help his entire race? The red dragon warrior appeared out of a storm, a traumatic injury, leaving him only with the memory of the name of Jackson. Suffering from agonizing seizures, he dreams and draws intricate portraits of the same ethereal woman. After a making his way across the snowy lands to the remote cabin he's seen in his dreams, Jackson tries to unlock the door of memories to discover who he--and the woman haunting his vision--are. Will the angelic face of his dreams be the one to open the door or will the darkness of his missing past overwhelm any chance of love and recovery? Content Warning: A sexy dragon warrior chivalrous to the core. He can just as easily handle a sword, a drawing pencil, or skim a finger over a woman's body. An evil Councilor's defiance against destiny and a beloved leader.23,893 Words

Being Sapphire

by Sylvia Ryan

New Atlantia, #2 Torn between two zones. Torn between two men. Patrick O'Connor is a soldier in the army that keeps the Zones separated. Though he does his duty, he is one of many who do not agree with how the Gov is operating. His twin is ripped from the family and dumped in the Amber Zone, but Patrick finds a way to join the Resistance to reconnect with his brother. Once he's in the Zone, Jordan Ford runs straight into his arms. Instead of arresting her for setting off a bomb in a Gov building, he does the unthinkable...he offers her his assistance. Jordan Ford has struggled against all odds to become third in command of the Resistance, whose goal is ousting ending the Repopulation Laws. She is both attracted to and suspicious of Patrick's assistance. She ends up acting liaison between the Resistance members in the Amber Zone and those in the Sapphire Zone, bridging the chasm between the sectors. Attraction sparks between Jordan and the two brothers, leaving her wondering if she can survive her next mission, the revelation of her darkest secrets, and being torn between two men who love each other more than they love her. CONTENT WARNING: Contains explicit sexual language and content, m/f/m, and elements of BDSM that may be objectionable to some readers.82,879 Words

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