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Blue Reynolds knows the darker side of New Never City--the side that's hopped-up on fairy dust and doesn't care if your house gets blown down. Rent's due and his PI business is all but make believe. But even Blue shudders at having to chase after Isabella Davis, a freckle-nosed redhead five feet tall on her tip-toes...if you don't count the pretty pink wings.Izzy is tough, and sneaky, and not too thrilled with the idea of being the new tooth fairy. The last six have been most gruesomely extracted. But Blue has a feeling that whoever is killing the tooth fairies is worse than your standard big bad psycho. The fairy council is hiding something. The Shadows are moving out into the light. And Blue is saddled with a shocking power that could take out half of New Never City...67,600 Words
Pursuing this elusive heiress will be the ultimate temptation...Lady Elizabeth Shield is used to saving herself from trouble. And even if dashing private inquiry agent Dougal Alexander just rescued her from white slavers, she's definitely not returning to her stifling aristocratic life and unsuitable suitors. Not when there are other women in danger--and a secret promise to keep in Edinburgh. But outwitting Dougal's tactics to return her to London and her family will be easier than staying away from his intoxicating kisses...He's a baron's second son accustomed to making his own way and uncovering the truth. Now Dougal must keep Lady Elizabeth close for her own protection, but her spirited wiles are proving scandalously irresistible. His most difficult case yet will be showing her that he's everything she truly desires--and that love is the greatest of adventures..."Before I realized it, the unusually strong and well-developed characters of The Kidnapped Bride had sneaked up on me and captured my full attention. This is one of the best shorter books I have ever read." --Delle Jacobs, author of Lady Wicked39,700 Words
The sweetest gift is the hardest to unwrap...Lady Victoria Allen-Hill never dreamed she'd be a widow at twenty-one--let alone a virgin. Her father insists that she attend a matchmaking house party in the snow-covered seaside town of Pevensey in hopes she'll find a suitable husband. But for Victoria, it's an opportunity to indulge in a passionate affair--and the handsome inventor she meets at the Christmas Eve masquerade ball may be just the man for the job...Lewis Noble is the cousin of London's famed Redcake sisters, so it almost stands to reason that he's just as irresistible as one of their sugar-iced pastries. Lewis catches the eye of every woman at the party--but Victoria is the only one who catches his. He won't be tied down in her father's business, but watching other men court her amid a flurry of engagements ignites a jealousy he's never felt before. A dose of honesty may be just the thing to mend their broken hearts--for many holidays to come..."Before I realized it, the unusually strong and well-developed characters of The Kidnapped Bride had sneaked up on me and captured my full attention. This is one of the best shorter books I have ever read.--Delle Jacobs, author of Lady Wicked "A delightful, sexy glimpse into Victorian life and loving with two wonderfully non-traditional lovers."--Jessa Slade, author of Dark Prince's Desire on His Wicked Smile90,300 Words
"Outrageous, profane, hilarious, sexy and all kinds of wacky!" --Michelle Rowen, national bestselling authorWhen you get time off for bad behavior, romance is the last thing on your mind--but good old-fashioned lust is a whole different story. . . Life undercover isn't exactly one big party--not when you're a DEA agent--but it sure beats a desk job. Except when you screw up big and someone has to go in and clean up after you. In that case, even paper-pushing sounds better than babysitting an erotic romance writer with as many enemies as there are euphemisms for "throbbing manhood." I've been taking down drug dealers for so long, playing bodyguard to a woman named Shoshanna Lehump sounds like nothing more than a giant pain in my ass-- and being partnered with the gorgeous egotistical jerk I never should have slept with in the first place just makes a bad situation even harder--especially when he pursues me as diligently as we're supposed to be chasing the bad guys...What's a girl have to do to get a happy ending anyway? "For a good time, read Robyn Peterman!" --Michelle Rowen, national bestselling author"A zany over-the-top rompfest." --Lexi George, author of Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar "Cop a Feel is fast paced, laugh out loud fun, perfect for a quick weekend read or a lazy afternoon." --RT Book Reviews
"Ella Quinn is one of my favorite authors and this book does not disappoint!" - The Romance Reviews "Everything lovers of Regency romance crave...danger, adventure, and a second chance at love." - Night Owl Reviews, 4.5 Stars & Top Pick"Quinn writes classic Regency romance at its best!" --Shana GalenElla Quinn's bachelors are clever, charismatic--and determined to remain single. Yet one by one, they find that fate--and certain irresistible women--cast doubt on even the best laid plans. . .Haunted by her past, Lady Caroline Martindale fled England for the solace of her godmother's palazzo in Venice. But if Caro was hoping to escape the charms of marriage-minded men, she's come to the wrong place. And she'll resort to extreme measures to spurn the advances of a dangerously determined Venetian marquis. . .Though most of his friends have married off, Gervais, Earl of Huntley, remains bent on eluding the parson's mousetrap. But his convictions begin to falter when he arrives in Venice and meets his match in the alluring Lady Caro. What began as a hastily concocted lie to save her from the marquis may become a chance for them both to relinquish their fear--and embrace what they can no longer deny. . ."Spicy and a thrilling...A perfectly sensual romance to prepare readers for their own hero." - Library JournalPraise for The Seduction of Lady Phoebe"A marvelous find for Regency romance readers." --Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author"Let yourself be seduced by this sexy mix of spies, smugglers, and happily ever afters." --Sally MacKenzie100,200 Words
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and one fascinating feline offers the most glorious gift of all...To help his daughter Joy recover after the death of her mother, Justin Wingate brings her to a Christmas party. But the only ones to whom the girl will speak are a tiny white kitten--and bereaved widow Meghan Kenwick. Now it's up to an angelic ball of fur to mend ties, restore faith--and bring soulmates together...30,000 Words
Temptation Is Sweet. . .After critiquing the poor fare at a soirée, Miss Nicole Beaufort's cousins wager her to do better. The daughter of an English noblewoman and a French chef, Nicole is confident she can win the challenge. But she will have to secure a position in a gentleman's kitchen--and keep it for at least six weeks. . .Disguising herself as a widowed cook, Nicole finds work at a nearby estate, where the health of her new employer depends on her pleasing his palate. Wounded at Waterloo, the handsome but ornery Earl of Thornwood refuses to eat. But while Nicole fully expects to tempt his appetite, she doesn't expect to tempt his heart as well. . .Includes delicious recipes for you to try!20,000 Words
"Kate SeRine knows how to pack a punch!" --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling authorTo Catch a Thief. . .For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon's in for a shock. Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood--the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he's bound to serve? "Totally new and entertaining." --Kate Douglas"Ever After, is choc full of the edge of your seat action, minute to minute plot twists, and complex characters that has made the Transplanted Tales a staple on so many shelves...Merging both old and new characters, bold and sexy plot lines, elements of mystery, magic, and mayhem, and a level of romance that has to be swooned over to be believed, Gideon's story is definitely one sure to keep pages turning and hearts burning for many a moon." -- WTF Are You Reading? "I have never read anything like this series...Fresh and entertaining, these books never cease to both surprise and amaze me." -- Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks "Ever After is a beautifully spun tale..." --The Reading Cave "What a great book! Kate SeRine is a new favorite of mine!" --Tea and Book"Each time I open up a new Transplanted Tale from Kate SeRine I know I am in for a treat and Ever After was delightful and suspenseful." --Caffeinated Book Reviewer "The action and mystery involved in the story kept me entertained and turning the pages as fast as my eyes could read." --Little Read Riding Hood "Well-plotted and cast with strong and dynamic characters, Ever After is a paranormal romance filled with suspense, betrayal, dangerous antagonists, and a heavy dollop of humor and romance." --Smexy Books98,000 Words
"Dark twisted tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat." --Book Lovin' Mamas"An incredibly talented author...this series is one everyone has to read." --Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks"SeRine takes urban fantasy, crime thrillers and fairy tale characters and creates magic." --Caffeinated Book Reviewer"I can't get enough of this amazing paranormal series!" --Paranormal Cravings"One hell of a story." --The Romance Reviews"Not to be missed!" --The Demon Librarian, 5 Stars"I can't get enough of the Transplanted Tales..." --The Romance Reviews "Unique, suspenseful, tempting, and oh so much fun! Kate SeRine knows how to pack a punch!" -- Donna Grant,New York Times bestselling author You reap what you sow. . .Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one's bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority's lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that's the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he's finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess "Red" Little. Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there's a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate's transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales--and Tess--forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate's love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath. . .31,000 Words
Innocence is relative, and evil is damned hard to kill. . .Kat Redding would love to take a break from the gruesome, dangerous work of hunting down rogue vampires and werewolves, battling for innocent lives. But there's no peace for Lady Death. Until Kat's young charge, Sienna, appears on her doorstep, escaped from the shadow-paradise of Delai. Sienna is weak, confused, desperate--human in the utmost. If Kat is going to have any hope of breaking the hold of Delai, she'll have to infiltrate the walls around the false sanctuary. And the only way she can do that is to trade in her battle-hardened, bloodthirsty vampire's body--for Sienna's human form. With no weapons but her wits, Kat has to trust a demon, defeat an angel, and wrestle with her own rebel soul--because with all the fear and death she's conquered, no one has ever offered her another day under a warm yellow sun. . .Praise for E.S. Moore's To Walk the Night"Fans of Underworld will not want to miss this fast-paced, action-packed debut!" --Jess Haines, author of Enslaved by the Others"Kat is a complex, compelling character who takes us on a wild ride. Hold on and enjoy!" --Alexandra Ivy, New York Times bestselling author90,000 Words
Trust is a dangerous business.Some people still call Kat Redding by her hunter name: Lady Death. But she's not eager to see more violence brought to her doorstep. The neverending tide of hungry supes and vicious humans doesn't change the math--sooner or later Kat's one-vamp battle against the nightmares that infest Columbus is going to leave her dead. And she has innocent people--well, a werewolf and a demon-summoner--depending on her now. But when a rogue werewolf who's opted out of the bloodbath is found crucified and mutilated with toxic silver, Kat knows she'll be tangling again with the dangerous Pureblood murderers of the cult of the Left Hand. She already has an undead countess blackmailing her into taking out the city's garbage and a demon playing with her head. Add to that her serious suspicions about changes at the house of her uneasy ally Jonathan Alucard, werewolf denmaster, and Kat might have finally gotten in danger so deep, not even Lady Death can survive...Praise for E.S. Moore's To Walk the Night"Fans of Underworld will not want to miss this fast-paced, action-packed debut!" --Jess Haines, author of Deceived by the Others"Kat is a complex, compelling character who takes us on a wild ride. Hold on and enjoy!" --Alexandra Ivy, New York Times bestselling author90,000 Words
The tourist town of South Cove, California, is a lovely place to spend the holidays. But this year, shop owner Jill Gardner discovers there's no place like home for homicide...As owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner looks forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. But when the mayor ropes her into being liasion for a new work program, 'tis the season to be wary. Local businesses are afraid the interns will be delinquents, punks, or worse. For Jill, nothing's worse than Ted Hendricks--the jerk who runs the program. After a few run-ins, Jill's ready to kill the guy. That, however, turns out to be unnecessary when she finds Ted in his car--dead as a doornail. Detective Greg King assumes it's a suicide. Jill thinks it's murder. And if the holidays weren't stressful enough, a spoiled blonde wants to sue the city for breaking her heel. Jill has to act fast to solve this mess--before the other shoe drops..."Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover's dream come true." --Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries72,500 Words
In the California coastal town of South Cove, history is one of its many tourist attractions--until it becomes deadly...Jill Gardner, proprietor of Coffee, Books, and More, has discovered that the old stone wall on her property might be a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a landmark. But Craig Morgan, the obnoxious owner of South Cove's most popular tourist spot, The Castle, makes it his business to contest her claim. When Morgan is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides she must find the real murderer to clear her name. But when the killer comes for her, she'll need to jump from historic preservation to self-preservation..."Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover's dream come true." --Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries
In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store--Coffee, Books, and More--open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder?When Jill's elderly friend, Miss Emily, calls in a fit of pique, she already knows the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily's gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill--along with all of her problems. . .and her enemies. Convinced her friend was murdered, Jill is finding the list of suspects longer than the list of repairs needed on the house. But Jill is determined to uncover the culprit--especially if it gets her closer to South Cove's finest, Detective Greg King. Problem is, the killer knows she's on the case--and is determined to close the book on Jill permanently. . .81,000 Words
He's An Angel Of A Man. . .Dr. Gray Ingram isn't himself lately. Literally. His body has been taken over by John "A"--as in angel. A Civil War soldier, John has come back to earth on a rescue mission: to stop Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Brooks from marrying a real devil. . .She's A Hell Of A Woman. . .Charlie cannot believe her dismal track record with men. But just when she decides to abandon romance, along comes Dr. Gray Ingram. He's so sinfully handsome, he's almost divine. And he's deliciously protective. Little does Charlie know Gray is protecting her from marrying an actual fallen angel--even if he must wed her himself. Can their marriage ever be more than a spiritual union? Anything is possible when two people fall in love. . .145,000 Words
A Passionate VisionHistory professor Serena Brooks fears for her sanity. She has moved back into her ancestral Virginia home-only to be haunted by visions in which she is dressed like her great-grandmother... and being courted by a Confederate soldier. What's unsettling is how those long-ago images seem to feel more real each time she dreams them. . . A Dream Come TrueIn a time of age-old chivalry, Serena is engaged to a handsome Confederate officer Captain Logan Sheridan. As the fires of Civil War consume the South, a burning passion ignites between them. But Serena feels there is too much distance between them. Worse, she could lose Logan forever...unless she can find a way to keep their love as timeless as forever. . .100,000 Words
Lacy Dawn Hampton sighed with exasperation as she fanned herself in the gazebo at Paradise Plantation. How sheltered and boring her life was. She longed for passion and excitement, but her father and three older brothers protected her from everything. Then she heard a splash and her green eyes widened as a towering Indian emerged from the lake and walked straight toward her. Modesty fled as Lacy crossed the lawn to meet the handsome half breed. She felt the heat of his impassioned flesh, then his first touch, finally a kiss that made her tremble with desire. Tomorrow she'd be a proper southern belle once more, but today she must savor a fiery forbidden rapture in the arms of a savage lover.Chase Tarleton had traveled the Trail of Tears when his Indian family was driven from their native Georgia. Now, back for a reunion with his white grandparents, Chase found himself torn between two worlds, the Cherokee camp he'd left behind and the vast plantation, Towering Pines, that would someday be his. Nearing his destination, Chase paused for a refreshing swim and spied a vision in peach colored satin. The luscious golden haired belle was staring straight at him. Instinct overrode caution as Chase clasped the delicate maiden in his strong arms, crushing her velvety softness against his bronze chest. He knew he must taste those teasing crimson lips, span that tiny waist with his muscular hands, and caress every satiny inch of her tempting, creamy body.
Stevie Johns had seen her Comanche mother die in childbirth. Now a vicious white enemy had driven Stevie and her father off their land. How could she trust the mysterious man in black who just appeared out of nowhere a devilish stranger whose sapphire eyes seemed to see right into her soul? Lean and rugged, he offered his help, risking life itself to protect her. Though Stevie could never give her heart, she could not resist his tender embrace.He called himself Lucky Diamond. More at home with a deck of cards than a six-shooter, Heath Turner had lived through the worst of the Civil War. Now the rugged U.S. marshal had left his native New York behind to bring justice to the New Mexico Territory. But from the moment he rode into Adobe Wells and set eyes on Stevie Johns, Heath knew he'd found the woman he'd want forever. Let her fight him with all the passion blazing in her soul, he was determined to win Stevie's heart and heal the pain of the past with the rapturous promise of love.
As a spy for President Jefferson Davis, spirited patriot Kinsey Blake could fight for her beloved South...and for the sake of her dead husband, she would have her revenge! If only the man she suspected of his murder--Major Dr. Chapman Turner--weren't so handsome and charming. No sooner had Kinsey set eyes on the virile Union officer than hunger for vengeance exploded in soul-searing desire...a passion that branded her soul and divided her heart...Chap had seen enough blood to last a lifetime, and the war was still far from over. He needed to escape the chaos and destruction--and exquisite, emerald-eyed Kinsey seemed to offer just such a haven. Though he sensed that she harbored dangerous secrets, fiery passion soon consumed all doubts. Now all Chap wanted was this stormy beauty in his arms for endless nights of soaring rapture--two lovers bound forever in a joyous union that knew no sides and took no prisoners...
SHE VOWED TO RESIST HIS CHARMWhen Kathlyn McKinney saw Brad Hampton, her heart immediately began to race. Eleven years after that fateful summer, he was as dashingly handsome as ever -- but this time she wouldn't be taken in by him. Desire had made her reckless once long ago, but she was no longer an innocent girl who could be fooled by a Southern gentleman's easy charm. Still, not even the bitterness of his betrayal could extinguish Kathlyn's memory of the sweet rapture she'd known with Brad. And she couldn't ignore her own treacherous yearning for the warmth of his strong embrace and the tender magic of his kiss...HE VOWED TO CLAIM HER LOVEWhen Brad saw Kathlyn again, he found that the years had erased neither his pain at her faithlessness nor his need to make her his own. Honor required that he now help the violet-eyed beauty who had been left alone and defenseless by the war. Yet how could he protect her if she refused to trust him? With the urgency of long simmering passion, Brad swore no one would harm his lovely Southern belle. He had to keep her safe, at least until he could tempt her into offering him the fiery kisses and caresses he well remembered and surrendering with him to the ecstasy of desires too long denied!
As kids they steered clear of one another--but now a beautiful, well-connected reporter and a sexy, driven detective are all grown-up and on the job. . .Moira O'Leary's work as a reporter gives her access to some of Chicago's swankiest soirées. She knows how to navigate the jet-set crowd, and her style and confidence help her blend right in. But when her childhood crush starts popping up at posh events, her poise begins to falter--until she realizes she has the upper hand in a high-stakes game of secrets and seduction. . .Jimmy O'Malley has always tried to avoid his friend Liam's little sister. Something about Moira spelled trouble. But he's out of his element working undercover in Chicago's high society, and Moira is his ticket to the inner circle. As sparks begin to fly--and their chemistry heats up--Moira gets dangerously close to his investigation. Will Jimmy be forced to push her away to keep her safe--or will they surrender to a desire that could leave them breathless?100,897 Words
Two ambitious people team up to prove themselves to their families--and find there may be more to their partnership than just business. . .Elizabeth Brannigan is determined to show her father she's capable of running the family business. Saving his struggling Chicago bar seems like the perfect project. But she'll need a little help dealing with the rough crowd. Who better to assist her than the handsome co-owner of a thriving Irish pub? Of course, with so much work to do, there are bound to be a few late nights. . .Colin O'Leary's father passed away before he could prove to him that he wasn't a screw-up. Now he wants to show his brother he's responsible enough to own a bar of his own--and Elizabeth may be able to help him. But when their professional aspirations clash, tempers--and passions--flare. Are they mature enough to mix business with pleasure--or will they have to choose between the two?85,000 Words
AN IMPULSIVE ACT...Lady Rois Drummond is fiercely devoted to her widowed father, the respected Scottish Earl of Brom. So when she believes he is about to be exposed as a traitor to England, she must think quickly. Desperate, Rois makes a shocking claim against the suspected accuser, Sir Griffin Westcott. But her impetuous lie leaves her in an outrageous circumstance: hastily married to the enemy. Yet Griffin is far from the man Rois thinks he is--and much closer to the man of her dreams...AN IRRESISTIBLE OUTCOME...Griffin may be an Englishman, but in truth he leads a clandestine life as a spy for Scotland. Refusing to endanger any woman, he has endured the loneliness of his mission. But Rois's absurd charge has suddenly changed all that. Now, with his cover in jeopardy, Griffin must find a way to keep his secret while keeping his distance from his spirited and tempting new wife--a task that proves more difficult than he ever imagined...Praise for the novels of Diana Cosby "Fans of Cosby will enjoy returning to William Wallace's historically detailed Scotland. Familiar characters play a large role, to the delight of longtime readers." --RT Book Reviews on His Destiny"Diana Cosby writes wonderful historical romance!" --Susan King"Passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic." --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author on His Conquest"Finally! A bold, lusty Medieval! Diana Cosby is superbly talented." --Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author on His Captive85,500 Words
"Medieval Scotland roars to life in this fabulous series." --Pamela Palmer, New York Times bestselling authorShe Could Never Live In His WorldLady Catarine MacLaren is a fairy princess, duty-bound to eschew the human world. But the line between the two realms is beginning to blur. English knights have launched an assault on the MacLarens, just as the families of Comyn have captured the Scottish king and queen. Now, Catarine is torn between loyalty to her people and helping the handsome, rust-haired Lord Trálin rescue the Scottish king... But He Couldn't Live Without HerAs guard to King Alexander, Lord Trálin MacGruder will stop at nothing to defend the Scottish crown against the Comyns. And he finds a sympathetic, and gorgeous, ally in the enigmatic Princess Catarine. As they plot to rescue the kidnapped king and queen, Trálin and Catarine will discover a love made all but impossible by her obligations to the Otherworld. But a passion this extraordinary may be worth the irreversible sacrifices it demands... Praise for the novels of Diana Cosby "Fans of Cosby will enjoy returning to William Wallace's historically detailed Scotland. Familiar characters play a large role, to the delight of longtime readers." --RT Book Reviews on His Destiny "Diana Cosby writes wonderful historical romance!" --Susan King "Passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic." --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author on His Conquest"Finally! A bold, lusty Medieval! Diana Cosby is superbly talented." --Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author on His Captive72,000 Words
Only Her Fire . . . As the reluctant new Viscount Middleton, Braden Tavers already has several reputations to save--including his own. So it's imperative he rescue his estate's healer Tia Featherstone from her impetuous plan to find his rakehell brother Jonathon. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her determined spirit and unworldly charms at arm's length. But protecting this stubborn beauty from himself is only stoking an irresistible desire--and an insidious danger threatening them both . . . Can Win His Heart . . .Tia must get Jonathon back under her care before his unforgiving brother discovers how ill he truly is. But searching London's most scandalous hellholes and staying two steps ahead of Braden is uncovering the viscount's deepest secrets--and a longing to make his wounded heart her own. To save him, she must risk a deception that could put his past to rest--or separate them forever . . . Praise for the novels of Christie Kelley"A passionate and sexually charged tale. . ." --RT Book Reviews on One Night Scandal"A sexy Cinderella story--racy and romantic!" --Anna Campbell on Scandal of the Season"Rollicking, sexy. . .you'll enjoy this one!" --Kat Martin on Every Time We Kiss"Kelley joins the ranks of Cheryl Holt, Pamela Britton and Lisa Kleypas." --RT Book Reviews on Every Night I'm Yours82,000 Words