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Truly, madly. . .deadlyDetective Tom Hanson has a string of grotesquely mutilated bodies on his hands and no answers--aside from the fact that the victims were members of an underground sex club catering to singular erotic tastes. Tastes the long, lean detective has sampled himself in the arms of his former lover, a fiery redhead who offered the most erotic, irresistible sex he'd ever encountered. Until the night she'd begged for the one thing he couldn't give, and he lost her forever. Gina Larsen is the only one who can guide Hanson through the fringe world of dark fantasy and desire that lies hidden deep beneath the Bible Belt. Lured into her lair by a quest for justice, Hanson discovers his hunger for Gina has only grown stronger and deeper. . .beyond the edge of control. Soon he's shedding his last inhibitions in the search for answers, but the more she draws him into her erotic web, the less he can distinguish between passion and duty, pleasure and pain. . .good and evil. "A wrenching, seductive journey into the raw, honest world of BDSM, written by someone who lives it." --Vonna Harper"Debut novelist Kinsey explores the BDSM lifestyle she lives and introduces mainstream readers who have welcomed Fifty Shades of Grey to a larger segment of the BDSM community. . .a psychological exploration of aspects of BDSM, bound by a rather grisly thriller." - Library Journal85,000 Words
When Lady Fern Reynolds confided in a sympathetic houseguest that she was considering running away to London to escape betrothal to an unknown suitor, she did not expect him to offer her shelter. And she certainly did not imagine tumbling for him, the Viscount Sandford. But that was the least of her surprises, as she discovered the wedding was to go on as planned--and her groom was strangely familiar. . .Previously published in My Dashing Groom.21,000 Words
On a moonless night, Lord Guy Santana encounters a lovely young woman carrying a black cat. "I am your destiny," she cries, then vanishes. His lordship is certain this chance meeting must have been a dream. But when Guy wins the cat in a wager, it leads him back to the mysterious beauty and he knows he must do anything to make her his bride.Previously published in Enchanting Kittens.33,200 Words.
With two young nieces now in his charge, the Earl of Devonport is quite suddenly in need of a wife--and kind, gentle Amaryllis Hastings fits the bill nicely. His marriage will be nothing more than a convenience, after all--but his "retiring" bride surprises him at every turn, especially when he discovers that she has stolen his heart!Previously published in A Wife for Papa.
Left heartbroken at his wedding altar, Viscount Waverly has decided it is up to his brother, Captain Bertram Ralston, to carry on the family name, and he believes Anastasia Richmond will make the perfect bride. But upon arrival at the Richmond estate, Bertram is smitten by a woman he soon learns is not the woman he was intended to wed. Now caught in a tangled web, Bertram finds himself in a most unsatisfactory situation... or is it? Previously published in His Bride to Be26,161 Words
BAD OMENHomicide detective Claire Morgan has a bad feeling when a man's body is found in a Missouri State Park. The crime scene is buried in snow. The corpse is frozen in ice. And nearly every bone has been broken, shattered, or crushed...BAD BLOODClaire's suspicions only get worse when the body is thawed and identified. The victim was an ultimate fighter on the cage-match circuit. His wife blames her ex-husband, a Russian mafioso. But Claire knows this is no mob-style execution. This is something worse. Something evil...BAD BONESRaised from childhood to inflict pain, the killer uses rage as a weapon. Punishing without mercy. Killing without conscience. Upholding a dark family tradition that is so twisted, so powerful, it destroys everything in its path. And Claire is about to meet the family...Praise for Linda Ladd's Claire Morgan Thrillers "One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." --Fresh Fiction "Chilling, compelling suspense...be prepared to lose sleep!" --Eileen Dryer"Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" --Midwest Book Review "Plenty of suspense and surprises." --Publishers Weekly136,500 Words
"A tough, no-nonsense detective...edgy, clever!" --Beverly BartonMostly FearShe suffered a terrifying coma. She survived a serial killer's obsession. Now homicide detective Claire Morgan hopes to forget the nightmare of her Missouri past in the city of New Orleans. But when a body is discovered near her home, her darkest fears come rushing back...Mostly SuperstitionSurrounded by candles and skulls, the victim is bound to an altar like a human sacrifice. More disturbing to Claire is the voodoo doll in the woman's hands. A doll pierced with pins and wearing a picture on its face. A picture of Claire Morgan...Mostly MurderClaire doesn't believe in voodoo. But she does believe in the power of superstition to warp a person's mind and feed a killer's madness. It is here, in the muddy bayous where it festers, that Claire must face her fear head on--and meet the man who's marked her for death...Praise For Linda Ladd's Claire Morgan Thrillers"One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." --Fresh Fiction "Chilling, compelling suspense...be prepared to lose sleep!" --Eileen Dryer "Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" --Midwest Book Review"Plenty of suspense and surprises." --Publishers Weekly123,000 Words
A tough, no-nonsense detective. . .edgy, clever! --Beverly BartonRemember The DarknessShe can't remember why he chose her--or what he did to her. But Detective Claire Morgan knows that something terrible happened to her the night a deranged serial killer escaped from the mental ward. Looking for pleasure. Looking for pain. Looking for her. . .Remember The TerrorRecovering in a lakeside resort, Claire hopes to sort through her broken memories. But after suffering a temporary coma, she can barely remember her own lover, psychiatrist Nicholas Black. Would she be able to recognize her abductor if she saw him again? If he came back for more. . .?Remember MurderIf only she could remember his face or his voice. . .if only she could comprehend the evil in his mind or the depths of his cruelty. . .if only she knew just how close he is--to her and everyone she loves. . .Praise For Linda Ladd's Claire Morgan Thrillers"One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." --Fresh Fiction "Chilling, compelling suspense. . .be prepared to lose sleep!" --Eileen Dryer"Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" --Midwest Book Review"Plenty of suspense and surprises." --Publishers Weekly112,500
A Good PlotBy day Angel Morgan reads her thrilling dime novels about the Wild West to the corseted members of the Red River Book club. But when the sun sets on the Texas border her own life proves to be stranger than fiction, especially when a friend's life depends on her utilizing her many secret talents. . .A Surprise EndingRune Wulfsson is no stranger to Angel Morgan's talents--the ones that left him burning for more and the ones that left him wrongfully locked up in jail. Now that he's no longer behind bars, he's riding hard for some good old fashioned revenge. But first he needs Angel's help in hunting down some horse thieves, kidnappers and killers. Tough enough without Angel and Rune's hands all over each other. It gets worse. But sometimes, bad is good. . ."Starr writes a fun, vivid western romance with entertaining characters . . ." --Publishers WeeklyPraise For Lady Gone Bad"An exciting read!"--New York Times bestselling author Bobbi Smith "If you're a fan of sexy cowboys, mysterious outlaws, historical settings, and HAWT romance -- definitely grab this one up . . ." --JenRen's Review "Readers will enjoy. . .Lady Gone Bad." --Genre Go Round Reviews"This book is perfect for a romance reader." --Nocturne Romance Reads"One of the best historicals of the year!"--Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries & More Review61,600 Words
Make plenty of space on your keeper shelf for this new author! --Roxanne St. Clair"Smoking hot." --Fiction VixenFighting Fire Is His NatureTo Dade Johnson, fire is a danger he can handle. But the blaze he feels from the moment he lays eyes--and hands, and mouth--on Sarah Jo is too hot to handle. Something about the free-spirited camp cook has him throwing caution to the wind. Little does the hotshots' second-in-command know he's cozying up with a suspected arsonist. . .. She Can't Help Fanning The FlamesSarah Jo knows she should steer clear of Dade. A bona fide hero who battles wildland fires every day deserves better than a woman on the run. But their five-alarm attraction has Sarah Jo too weak in the knees to resist playing with fire--until her past catches up with her. Soon, she'll have to choose between surrendering her secrets--or taking them both down in flames. . .. Anne Marsh's novels are:"Sexually charged." --Bookaholics"Superb." --Midwest Book Review"Entertaining." -RT Book Reviews27,000 Words
White hot suspense. --Roxanne St. Clair, New York Times bestselling authorNot every man knows how to put out a fire. Fewer know when to keep it burning. . .He Battles The Flames. . .Nobody messes with Sam Clayton--or his territory. The big bruising ranger is the last line of defense in forest infernos and he'll go up against anyone who gets in the way of putting them out. Even the FBI tracking a terrorist through the heart of a blaze. But when Sam discovers the agent is ex-lover Olivia Albert, saving himself will be more dangerous than any fire he's faced before. . .She Lives For The Heat. . .Olivia needs Sam's help to survive the heat, but when it comes to keeping her quarry from detonating a major strike, this Bureau agent is calling the shots. Except when Sam's hard body and expert hands are reigniting a second chance that could be hot enough to burn forever. . .Anne Marsh's novels are: "Smoking hot." --Fiction Vixen "Sexually charged." --Bookaholics"Superb." --Midwest Book Review29,000 Words
RIDE 'EMCabe Dawson is a cowboy at heart. He's devoted a lifetime to running Blackhawk Ranch, carving out a Northern California empire for his family. When the cattle ranch's wells run dry, he knows what he needs to do. Foreclose on the Jordan place and drill deep for water there. It's just business. Nothing personal.But, as summer heats up, keeping his mind on business just might be impossible. Rose Jordan left Lonesome, California, eight years ago and never looked back. Back then, she'd challenged Cabe's authority--and his control. Though he wanted her fiercely, she was too young. Too rebellious. Now, with Rose back in Lonesome, business is getting very, very personal. She wants to keep her home, but can Cabe convince her to keep him instead?Priase for the novels of Anne Marsh"White hot suspense and a drop dead sexy hero!"--Roxanne St. Claire26,000 Words.
Tucked amid the pages of The London List, a newspaper that touts the city's scandals, is a vaguely-worded ad for an intriguing job--one that requires a most wickedly uncommon candidate...Maris has always been grateful that her marriage to the aging Earl of Kelby saved her from spinsterhood. Though their union has been more peaceful than passionate, she and the earl have spent ten happy years together. But his health is quickly failing, and unless Maris produces an heir, Kelby's conniving nephew will inherit his estate. And if the earl can't get the job done himself, he'll find another man who can...Captain Reynold Durant is known for both his loyalty to the Crown and an infamous record of ribaldry. Yet despite a financial worry of his own, even he is reluctant to accept Kelby's lascivious assignment--until he meets the beautiful, beguiling Maris. Incited by duty and desire, the captain may be just the man they are looking for. But while he skillfully takes Maris to the heights of ecstasy she has longed for, she teaches him something even more valuable and unexpected...Praise for Maggie Robinson's Novels"Appealing tale of sin and redemption...pure fun!"--Publishers Weekly on Lord Gray's List"Steam rises from the pages."--Romantic Times (4 stars) on Mistress by Marriage89,500 Words.
Fiercely independent Alyssa Carrington deftly ran her father's English estate for years. But before his death, he auctioned Westgate Manor to the highest bidder, leaving her penniless. Now there was a new lord of the manor--and Alyssa found herself at his mercy...A charismatic ladies' man, the Duke of Gillingham is more than happy to welcome lovely Alyssa into rooms that were once hers--especially the master bedroom. Never before has he met a woman who so attracts him body and mind. But it is exactly Alyssa's mind that concerns her. Much as she enjoys the Duke's attentions, she does not enjoy the longing he inspires. Nor will she become another of his conquests. Yet the Duke has powers of persuasion Alyssa never dreamed possible. Now she must decide whether to risk her sensibly planned future--and her sensibly guarded heart...Praise for the Novels of Adrienne Basso"Basso has a gift for creating stories tinged with simmering passion and poignancy."--Romantic Times on How to Enjoy a Scandal"Sinfully sensual."--Booklist on The Christmas Countess89,000 Words.
At the center of that darkness stand the powerful mage Houses, but the brutal murderer Ellie and Cam are hunting seems to be affiliated with none of them.SEDUCEDWhen nothing is as it seems, and danger meets desire head on, sex can be an act of war. For Ellie, ensnared between the man she loves and the one she must destroy, the battle is about to begin...Praise for Shadowman"Equal parts mystery, sexy romance, scary drama and fairy tale, this book is guaranteed to thrill and chill." ~ RT Book Reviews"If dark adult fairy tales appeal to you, you should definitely check this series out" ~ Fiction Vixen27,500 Words.
A daring lady sets out to lose her maidenhood to the ton's most dangerous rogue--but she might find love where she least expects it...To wreck her domineering brother-in-law's scheme to marry her off, spirited widow Lady Amelia Wheatley must irreparably ruin her reputation. And what better way than to gamble that she can seduce Gareth Travers, the wild young Viscount of Longley? But Amelia never bargained that their one night of passion would make Gareth determined to win her forever.Praise for the Novels of Adrienne Basso "Basso has a gift for creating...stories tinged with simmering passion and poignancy."--Romantic Times on How to Enjoy a Scandal "Sinfully sensual."--Booklist on The Christmas Countess35,600 Words
Reasons why Joshua Barton could never be interested in Eleanor Graham:He is brilliant, gorgeous, wealthy, sophisticated, and managing partner at the financial firm of Hamilton, Barton, and Jones. Eleanor, a mere cog at HB&J, is none of the above. However, she is sensible, logical, and knows better than to indulge in romantic dreams. She's also pretty sure Joshua doesn't even know her name. Reasons why Eleanor is totally wrong--except for the part about her name:She is unlike any woman Joshua has ever met--in a good way. She has a great laugh. And intriguingly, she happens to know a lot more about Joshua's new stepmother than he does. As for the rest, all will be revealed when she agrees to be something sort of like Joshua's date for a long weekend at the Barton family estate. . ..and Joshua finds himself doing his very best to persuade the very skeptical Eleanor to believe in happily ever afters. . .105,000 Words
Sugar And Spice. . .Lauren Stuart hasn't spent years perfecting her craft as a pastry chef only to let a stranger steal one of her prized recipes. Writing the definitive dessert cookbook is more than enough to keep Lauren busy, without investigating the wealthy hunk who claims her cheesecake as his own in a magazine article. But when she enters Jonathan Windsor in a cooking contest she's judging to expose his culinary fraud, she's surprised to find that the handsome businessman is a delicious temptation of another kind. . .. . .And Everything NiceJonathan isn't sure how the profile detailing his return to his family's Maryland seafood business included a cheesecake recipe--the only thing he knows how to make is reservations. His entry in the bake-off is even more mystifying, but after one look at Lauren's lovely face, the only puzzle he wants to solve is her curious resentment towards him. He asks the petite blonde with the sharp tongue for cooking lessons, and soon dessert isn't the only thing on the menu as Lauren and Jonathan heat things up in the kitchen--and the bedroom. . .62,586 Words
Adrienne Basso crafts a spellbinding tale of suspense, mystery, and unexpected passion among the elegant salons and ballrooms of Regency England...Blessed with beauty, fortune, and noble birth, Lady Meredith Barrington puzzles the ton by choosing to remain single. Then a roguish bet placed by her younger brothers leads Meredith to impulsively flirt with--and boldly kiss--the handsome, brooding Marquess of Dardington. A threatened scandal results in a hasty wedding. Theirs is a marriage of convenience, and Meredith is determined to maintain her usual independent ways. Then an apparent accident nearly takes her life, and Meredith, shaken, finds herself turning again and again to her husband, for comfort, for reassurance...and more. Trevor Morley, Marquess of Dardington, is less than pleased when he's forced to wed, and vows to avoid his lovely wife--no matter how tempting that soul-stirring kiss in the garden. But when the ton is rocked by a string of savage murders, Trevor comes to realize that the killer has targeted Meredith. He ensures that he's always at her side...day and night. Their intimacy ignites a fiery passion between them, and both are stunned to discover that what began in rueful obedience to Society's dictates has become a love match. But can Trevor protect the woman he cherishes from deadly harm?
Against the glittering backdrop of Regency England, Adrienne Basso weaves an enchanting tale of a mismatched couple joined by fate...and destined for love.Her Desperate Proposal...When pampered Faith Linden's father and her titled fiancé, Viscount Dewhurst, die, she suddenly finds herself in a desperately precarious position. The only way Faith can hold on to her beloved family home is to convince her late fiancé's younger brother--the new Viscount Dewhurst--to marry her in his stead. Yet when she finally encounters Lord Griffin Sainthill, she is in for a surprise: this brooding and ruggedly handsome adventurer is not so easily bent to her will. . .and may be the man who can capture her unsuspecting heart. ...Sparked A Stormy PassionA sea captain and owner of a profitable shipping company, Griffin Sainthill was quite happy with his life in the American colonies. So when the news of his inheritance finally reaches him, the sun-bronzed seafarer is less than pleased. His mood only darkens when he returns to England to discover a brazen beauty intent on becoming his bride! But when a twinge of conscience and a stolen kiss give him pause, Griffin finds himself embarking on the riskiest venture of all--marriage to a woman who will tempt him, torment him, and turn his whole life upside down. "The sensuously detailed love scenes, undercurrent of danger and polished writing fuel Basso's latest Regency, which will draw fans of Amanda Quick and Nicole Jordan." --Booklist on To Protect an Heiress95,900 Words
Against the dazzling backdrop of Regency England, Adrienne Basso weaves a sensuous, enthralling tale of love and loyalty, regret and revenge...His Greatest SurpriseMistaking Anne Paget, a beautiful artist, for her sister Nicole, an adventuress who has stolen his nephew's heart, Richard Cameron, Earl of Mulgrave, receives the shock of his life when he meets the woman in question. For she is nothing like he's imagined...and everything he's ever wanted. His Deepest DesireFrom the moment she sees the darkly handsome Earl, Anne Paget longs to paint him. But Anne doesn't realize that Richard believes she is her younger sister...until he unwittingly leads her into a compromising situation that threatens her reputation. His Noble PromiseWith her own ideas of honor--and dreams for the future, which do not include marriage--Anne is determined to refuse every one of Richard's proposals. Yet as each day passes, she finds herself drawn to his gentle persistence...tempted by nights of reckless abandon...and enticed by the promise of a love that will last forever.119,000 Words
ONE KISS IS ALL IT TAKESDamien St. Lawrence, the eighth Earl of Sanders, couldn't believe his eyes. Though the woman standing before him bore a striking resemblance to his late wife, it was her familiar violet eyes that haunted him...while stirring his senses to an irresistible longing.FOR A LADY OF VIRTUEMiss Isabella Browning was both frightened and intrigued by her new employer. Rumors and scandalous tales about him were rife, but Isabella was drawn to Damien's tender concern for his children--and the temptation of his arms around her.TO BECOME A MISTRESS OF DESIREIgnoring her escalating passion for Damien, Isabella threw herself into her work, trying to keep her two unruly charges out of mischief. Yet with each passing day, Isabella found herself succumbing to Damien's spell. But just as her trust grew, Lord Thomas Poole, Damien's brother-in-law arrived, determined to make Isabella his by exposing Damien's dark secrets. Soon the shocking truth about Damien's wife was revealed--a truth that could destroy their love, or prove that it could overcome anything...
Only Her Desire. . . After losing his wife in childbirth, Colin Barrett, Duke of Northrop, does not trust healers. So when he discovers Selina White cleansing his home, he is livid. As duke, Colin is accustomed to his charges taking orders from him. But the fiery Selina has the audacity to defy him when he asks her to leave his lands. More infuriating, he cannot stop thinking about the seductive sway of her hips when she walks. Can Heal His Heart. . . The sick tenants of Northrop Park depend on Selina, and she's not about to let a man tell her she must leave her village--even if he is a duke. And while Selina does not fear Colin's temper, she is afraid of the secrets she keeps from him and of the desire he sets off in her every time he is near. Praise for the novels of Christie Kelley"A passionate and sexually charged tale. . ." --Romantic Times 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." --Romantic Times Book Reviews on Every Night I'm Yours78,200 Words
Once upon a time, a spell went awry and Make Believe characters were cast into the ordinary world. And the results aren't always happily ever after. . .Everyone thinks fairy godmothers can do no wrong. But if not for a certain spell mis-cast by Lavender Seelie, Cinderella's former fairy godmother, the Tales would not be stuck in the Here and Now. Fortunately for Lavender, she's about to get a second chance at a happy ending. . .The Refuge, a sanctuary for wayward Tales, seems like the perfect place for Lavender to start a new life--especially when she discovers an unexpected ally in Seth, the brooding werewolf who's been typecast as a villain ever since his run in with Little Red Riding Hood. But when humans from nearby towns start turning up dead, their bodies mutilated with archaic Tale symbols, Lavender wonders if Seth's deep sensuality has blinded her to the truth. And that distraction could put innocent lives in danger. Including her own. . ."It's not often that something totally new and entertaining comes along, but Kate SeRine doesn't disappoint with Red. I definitely recommend this to readers who want humor, drama, suspense, and a truly entertaining, "feel good" romance."--Kate Douglas
Revealing herself as the Dracula of legend, much less a woman, should have been Valerie Tate's greatest challenge. But with her longing for blood quenched by the one man she couldn't resist, Valerie now finds herself in an impossible circumstance. . .Out Of The Shadows. . .It's a fact that vampires do not get pregnant. But Valerie is definitely pregnant. Worse, six months ago her lover, Lance Soleil, abandoned her. Determined to find answers, Valerie goes on a quest--one that leads her to Lance's childhood friend, John Janté, a man with whom she shares a strong bond--and an intense lust. But when John is kidnapped, Valerie's attempt to rescue him uncovers more than she bargained for. . .Into The Fire. . .Scouring parallel realms and pocket dimensions, Valerie soon finds that Lance has regained Paradise as Angel of the Lost. . .John is hostage in a bizarre world that resembles Victorian London. . .and most shocking of all, Valerie's greatest love may be within her reach once more. For the soul of Dracula's dead wife, Ilona, is trapped within John's captor, a mad woman robbed of her humanity and manipulated by a conspiracy of Fallen Angels. Now, torn between past and present loves, Valerie must contend with emotions that threaten to break her. And in a desperate show-down, the reunited triad of a vampire, an angel, and a human, must face their deepest fears--with the future of an unborn angel-to-be in the balance. . .Before becoming an author, Linda Mercury had varied careers, including librarian, art model, and professional clown. She holds advanced degrees in both History and Library/Information Science. She lives in Oregon with her husband.
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