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A ruthless billionaire determined to get revenge.
A woman with more to lose than her virginity.
And a sensual game that will break them both.
Gabriel Miller has thirty days to do anything he wants with her body. He can enjoy every inch of her, but he can never let himself fall for her. No matter how sweetly she surrenders.
Author’s Note: THE PAWN AND THE KNIGHT is an exclusive duet including two USA Today bestsellers in the scorching hot Endgame series.
NY Times, USA Today and Bestselling authors bring you ten heart-stopping shifter romance books in one set. Read on to fall in love.
Kiss of the Winter Moon – Amanda LeMay
I hadn’t planned on meeting my mate, my sakana. I hadn’t planned on a rare and precious bond to connect our minds, bodies, and souls. I also hadn’t planned on fighting for my life.
Hunting Season - Kate Rudolph
This werewolf will protect his mate.
Owen has one job: keep Stasia from being abducted. Easier said than done when his fiercely independent client tries to fire him the moment they meet. His werewolf senses howl to life and he's certain of one thing: Stasia is his.
Awakened by Fire - Erin Kellison
Billionaire dragon shifter Warrick Voclain’s seat on the Triad means ruling the Bloodkin with an iron fist, so when his trusted steward's beautiful granddaughter Samantha—all grown up now—uses illegal magic in his presence, he must adhere to the rule of law. But only she has the rare ability to see the coming storm, and she'll need Warrick's help to stop it. Adversaries wait in every shadow, and the easiest way to strike down a powerful dragon is to go for the heart...in Warrick's case, Samantha.
Claiming His Chance - Ellis Leigh
When Cahill sets his sights on Trinity, nothing can stand in the way of the fighter claiming her. Not the heavy debt his pack must repay, not the other fighters out to show him who’s more dangerous in the ring, not even the possibility that she may be mated to another. Once a fighter, always a fighter—and Cahill’s more determined than ever to throw a knockout punch for the chance of a real win with his fated mate.
Feral Ice, Ice Dragons Book One - Ann Gimpel
Doctor and biochemist, Erin signed up for six months aboard an Antarctic research ship to escape her stifling surgery practice. Jerked from her cozy cabin, she’s dumped in an ice cave by thieves who assume she’s dead. Far from it, she’s about to be swept into sensual dragonesque secrets far beneath the Antarctic ice.
Cross: Big Sky Alien Brides—Beast Battalion 1 - Elsa Jade
As the wyvryn shifter in charge of dangerous beasts, Cross wants an easy, quiet mission protecting the relaunch of an alien mate-matching outpost on some backward planet called Dirt. Meanwhile, data designer Tyler Lang needs to invent a “universal mating algorithm”—and she doesn’t believe in shapeshifting aliens or dating! Now secrets, sabotage, and seduction are swirling around the Big Sky Intergalactic Dating Agency!
Axel: Single Daddy Shifters #1 - Tasha Black
Becoming a dad is the best thing that has ever happened to burly bear-shifter Axel, even if raising a child alone is hard. When help arrives in the form of a live-in nanny, his baby, Noah, loves her, and Axel's inner bear is driven wild by the curvy human woman. So what if she has a few secrets?
Loved by the Bear – Book 1 – V. Vaughn
When Audrey LeRoux’s brother is kidnapped, she’s yanked back into her role as the werebear alpha in line. To save her brother and her clan, she’s going to need Max Levesque by her side. But she discovers she has to earn the heart of her true mate in a contest that could cost them an entire kingdom.
He Ain’t Lion – Celia Kyle
Curvaceous, blonde bombshell Maya Josephs is looking for a little action to take her mind off of her recent break-up, and an evening at Genesis is exactly what she needs. When she meets the hotter than hot, super-sexy owner, Alex O’Connell, the alpha lion shifter is just the man to fit the bill for a one-night stand. What’s the harm in a girl having a little bit of fun?
Bound by Blood – Tracey H. Kitts
Nicole Austin has just become the next in line to become a badass vampire slayer. Unfortunately, she was just beginning to develop a relationship with Max, a sexy werewolf. But now she can’t hunt one monster and consort with another. Or can she?
A young woman with a secret heritage. A man who made a deal with the devil. And an academy where the students are just as dangerous as the demons ...
I've been kept from the truth all my life. Demons walk the earth, and I'm destined to slay them--I only wish I hadn't lost someone I loved while discovering that truth.
Now the demons are after me. The only way to stay alive is to attend an academy for demon hunters--a school where I'll learn how to kill supernaturals and slay the underworld's minions. But I still feel there are secrets I'm not being told ...
I sold my soul to save my family--and lost everything because of it. Now I'm a slave to the underworld, a fake hunter with half-demon blood.
I've been sent on a special assassination mission. If I fail, it means my life. But protecting Erin soon becomes more important than any other task, and there's something about her that tells me her arrival at the academy will change everything ...
An upper young adult paranormal romance novel set in the universe of the Rite World, this is a dark fantasy you won't want to miss! Forge your weapons and cast spells in a school where demons are hunted and the hunters themselves become prey.
I was sold to him to settle a debt... but Dante Bellanti never settles.
My father was always a gambling man.
Unfortunately, he never could pick winners.
When the wolves closed in, he chose himself, like always.
He traded his freedom... for mine.
He forced me to marry.
Now Dante Bellanti owns my body.
I'm just another possession for a man who already has too much.
So I won't let him have my heart.
But you know what they say about gambling.
The house always wins.
And I'm at the mercy of the Bellantis...
Book One of Three in the all-new angsty, sizzling Broken Series.
I should’ve gone right past her, left her stranded.
Now I’m stuck with her in a storm,
She’s a stubborn city girl looking for inspiration.
We bicker and tease, things turn sexy.
Being stranded with her isn’t as bad as I anticipated.
When we’re rescued, she goes back home.
Was I anything to her but the hero for her next bestseller?
I find a way to run into her
And see the secret she’s been hiding.
The baby we made together.
I’ll convince her to be my Valentine forever
No matter what it takes.
From the enchanting and humorous mind of author Jen Telger comes the charmingly nostalgic and quirky town of Pullman Station. Join Annabelle Walker and her neighborhood friends as they navigate the perils of her unfortunate house placement between the two nastiest old bats in town.
Welcome to Pullman Station!
When seventy-something former best friends Cilla and Nattie had a falling out several years ago, eleven-year-old Annabelle Walker and her family were caught in the crosshairs living between them. While Annabelle’s mother stresses the importance of carrying out one’s Christian duty via kindness to all, she maintains a precariously delicate balance keeping both “gasoline” and “gunpowder” happy. As for Annabelle and her friends, they avoid both old women at all costs.
When a tragic accident rocks the town, and Cilla’s past comes back to haunt, will she and Nattie be able to find healing and forgiveness and repair their treasured friendship before time runs out, or will they drive the entire neighborhood crazy until the bitter end?
Get your copy of What Heals the Heart today and head over to Pullman Station for all the action!
**Contains mild cursing.
What happens when 10 dog-loving romance authors get together and brainstorm? Why, books with rescue dogs, sexy heroes, dirty talking, and lots of dog treats, of course.
From Cynthia D'Alba – Hot Assets- A CPA must team up with a cop to save her rescued dog from a determined dognapper
From Donna Alward - Doggie on her Doorstep When Emily's flighty cousin leaves her dog on Em's doorstep, she enlists the help of the sexy grouch next door.
From Jenna Bayley-Burke – The Guy Next Door - Fourth grade teacher has the naughtiest dog, the punniest jokes, and perfect washboard abs...and now an angry neighbor with a busted fence thanks to his dog.
From Mandy Harbin- Rescuing Orion - When undercover FBI agents foster a dog to investigate a money launderer, ignoring their attraction becomes difficult with playing house with a cute pooch.
From Parker Kincade - Rescued Cowboy - A spirited foster dog is determined to make his lovable animal rescuer and a transient cowboy into his new permanent family.
From Melissa Schroeder - Last Love - A single mom tries to avoid her one-night stand, but her dog, Houdini, keeps leading her to his door.
From Lexxie Couper - Who's A Good Boy? - After meeting a feisty dog trainer and a 3-legged dog, the future PM of Australia questions his future and his life.
From Shana Gray – Dogs on A Plane- A heavy snow strands a bush pilot and socialite with a pack of love hungry pups. Who saves who?
From Laura Trentham -Nobody’s Hero - An ex-con tries to persuade an abandoned puppy and an innocent romance author he's nobody's hero.
From Tamlyn Black – Nobody But You - A grumpy cowboy has his world upended by his sister's new BFF and the stray dog she brings to his door
A mafia princess and a mafia prince walk into a bar…
It should be the beginning of a joke. To me, my father setting me up with Dante Scarano is a joke—just not a particularly funny one. But when the night ends with me up against a wall and Dante’s hands on my body, I know I’ve underestimated him—and the power he and his father wield.
I might be forced to marry him, but nothing about this relationship is real. Not our vows, our marriage, or the way my body responds to his. At least—that’s what I tell myself, every time Dante sets me on fire.
Dante isn’t my husband, he’s my enemy. A man who I plan to take down, just as soon as I get the chance. Isn’t that what the vows say, anyway? Til death do us part.
Here in this city, the Rosarias rule. But it’s about to get savage.
A Navy SEAL who wants seclusion. A diva who craves the spotlight. The deal they make could give them both what they need . . . if they don’t kill each other first! Reality TV has never been so hot!
Navy SEAL Clay "Dirtman" Hagan's retirement plans are simple. Buy the dilapidated beachfront cottage he found listed for a song, fix it up, and live out his days in solitude. Everything is set until an anonymous bidder drives up the price of his future paradise.
TV talk show host Tasha Jones is flying high, until one word—CANCELED—sends her crashing. Now she's looking to resurrect her career with a new home renovation show if they can get around the buyer standing in the way of the perfect property.
When the competition turns out to be the obnoxious a-hole from her embarrassing drunken one-night stand, the battle for the property really heats up as the insults—and the sparks—fly. The producer notices the chemistry between them and decides the viewers will too and "Hot House" is born.
If Clay agrees to have the self-centered star and her cameras in his house for the duration of the show, he walks away as the owner in the end. If Tasha can put up with living in the bungalow with the Neanderthal control-freak during the construction, she gets a hit show and her career back. Win-win.
It shouldn't be too hard since the director loves when they argue on camera, which is good since they agree on nothing. Well, almost nothing. They do both agree that they pretty much hate each other and neither one wants a repeat of their one night together . . . So why does it keep happening?
Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye. Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help--her former best friend.
Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother's financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescued. Now the temptation to change the "temporary" arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.
Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order:
Book #1 ~ Her Unexpected Detour
Book #2 ~ Her Unexpected Engagement
Book #3 ~ Her Unexpected Hero
In this sweet and sexy spin-off of New York Times bestselling author Kate Pearce’s beloved Morgan Ranch series, the close-knit folks of Morgantown, California, have long memories—and big hearts to go with them.
Everyone in rancher Danny Miller’s life wants to know how he feels about his teenage flame returning to Morgan Valley. Danny wishes he knew. After the disastrous ending of their relationship, and Faith’s choice to leave town all those years ago, Danny’s rebuilt his life without her. But he’s about to have a very practical reason for needing her in it again—despite the very impractical desire she inspires once he lays eyes on her . . .
Faith McDonald hadn’t planned on returning home, but with her dad retiring, her help is needed at the family veterinary practice. She’s hoping that by now, folks have forgotten what happened between her and Danny—even if the two of them never can. With a mystery infection decimating the Miller cattle, she and Danny soon find themselves on the same side for the first time in forever. There was a lot of trouble in their past, but the good parts never really flamed out, including their intense attraction. And their shared determination to cure the cattle might just lead them to a healing of their own—and a whole new all-grown-up future . . .
Praise for The Rebellious Rancher
“Sensual. . . . This sexy tale is sure to please cowboy fans.”
My alpha ordered me to keep away from humans.
My wolf is highly unstable. Nearly feral. I can’t be trusted around civilians.
Certainly not with the lovely kindergarten teacher whose scent drives me wild.
But she needs a fake boyfriend for a weekend wedding trip. A big guy to intimidate her ex.
How can I refuse?
I won’t be directly disobeying an order, because it won’t be a real date.
It will be a nice, clean mission. We’ll have separate rooms.
I’ll keep my wolf on a tight leash.
And no matter how much I want to, I will not mark and claim the sweet human as mine…
On an alien world that crucifies men for prohibited desires, two boyhood best friends risk the ultimate punishment to explore a forbidden passion.
Nero: Dex Draven’s the most intimidating guy at our intergalactic next-gen leaders’ camp. And his psycho galactic tyrant of a dad has a crucifixion fetish. Our two races are deadly enemies, but Dex was my boyhood best friend. Suddenly he’s all grown up—and suddenly he can’t stop staring at me. I don’t know whether to be afraid that it’s all a figment of my telepathic imagination…or that every dangerous desire we’re forbidden to acknowledge is real.
Dex: I’m one combat-to-the-death away from the imperial command I’m determined to achieve. All I need to do is keep my junk in my pants. Besides, Ben Nero’s the most gorgeous, most maddeningly unattainable, most sought-after guy at camp. There’s no way he’d ever look twice at a buttoned-tight, hyper-competitive, compulsive overachiever like me.
Until the night I blunder in on Nero in the shower. Which is a total catastrophic mistake. Because letting Nero in close, the way I’m burning to do, means risking the ultimate punishment.
For both of us.
Anticipated Angel is a friends-to-lovers, first-time MM New Adult sci fi novella and the cliffhanger prequel to the published Astral Heat Romance Series.
"A badass delight for the senses." - Reader Review
Looking for a bingeable paranormal series to sink your teeth into? Fans of the Anita Blake and Sookie Stackhouse series are loving Lilith Mercury.
This is Book One in the Lilith Mercury Series.
Dr. Alfred Moody saved her life, but the werewolf, Marco may hold the key to her heart. She's torn between the man who saved her humanity and the one who makes her want to embrace the beast.
NOTE: This series gets hotter as it goes. However, Book One is NOT super spicy. Someday Lilith will have a happy ending, but this is only the beginning.
WARNING: This book contains graphic language and graphic violence.
I’ve waited 1000 years for my mate. If she rejects me, I’ll burn down the world.
She woke the dragon.
Every maiden dreams of being rescued by a handsome prince from a deadly dragon. But I am the prince and the dragon.
Ancient courtship rituals demand I steal my bride away. Imprison her in my high tower. Show her my treasures, my vast lands and armies.
I’ve done all that, and she still refuses me. She says she can’t see herself with a man who still thinks Istanbul is Constantinople.
I must woo her, and I don’t know how. But beneath my beating human heart, a dragon sleeps. And when he wakes, no one can stop him from destroying the world.
No one but her.
Opposites find their missing piece, in this emotional and sweet country romance.
Rosemary Brunner doesn’t like change. She’s been living on the family farm where she grew up for her entire life. Sure, her friends worry she’s slowly heading towards full-fledged hermit status, but she likes it just fine, thanks. Although, she thinks, maybe she should consider a big dog to bark at strangers knocking on her door late at night. Who wanders up a stranger’s driveway at this time of evening?
Stephen Beckett doesn’t like the dark. His stay in the backwoods outside the village of Catoctin Creek, Maryland, has lasted entirely too long. The moment he can get back to his life in NYC, he’ll say a little prayer of thanks to the city that never sleeps. Of course, right now, he can’t even find his way back to his late father’s house. Lost, again, on these winding country roads! It’s enough to make a man long for a late-night subway home.
Rosemary doesn’t expect her life to change the moment she opens the door to a lost stranger. And Stephen never expected to lose his heart to a shy woman with a spitfire temper. But when these two meet on the front porch of Rosemary’s farmhouse, they know their lives will never be the same.
And now that they’ve been thrown together, there are a thousand reasons for them to split apart. Stephen wants to develop the neighboring farm; Rosemary wants her elderly neighbors to stay next door forever. Stephen plans to return to the city; Rosemary never leaves her farm. They say opposites attract…but no one ever says what holds them together. Is love really strong enough to bridge the gap between this country girl and city boy?
“Characters that are finely crafted (par for Reinert's work) and a lively plot. I think anyone who's been in love can identify with the vulnerability it brings.” - Dale, Amazon Review
“Enjoyable storyline of two slightly lost souls figuring out life and love. Descriptive, emotionally charged writing that draws the reader into each scene. Believable characters with distinct personalities and great banter.” - Bookzilla, Amazon Review
“Love, horses and a beautiful setting make this book a real winner.” - Norman, Amazon Review
Welcome to Catoctin Creek
The farming village of Catoctin Creek has been ignored by the outside world for years. Now, as newcomers and big thinkers begin to make their mark on the town, Catoctin Creek could enter its most exciting phase yet -- while hanging on to its beloved country charm and neighborly spirit.
Read the entire Catoctin Creek Series and enjoy fresh takes on favorite characters alongside happily-ever-after romance. You can read these books in order, or on their own.
1: Sunset at Catoctin Creek
2: Snowfall at Catoctin Creek
3. Springtime at Catoctin Creek
4. Christmas at Catoctin Creek
Read them in a money-saving boxset with The Catoctin Creek Collection: Books 1 - 3.
And be sure to follow Natalie Keller Reinert for more Catoctin Creek stories to come!
The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.
But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.
When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.
A deeply emotional standalone romantic suspense duet by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin
ADDY FOOTIT is different from most seventeen-year-olds. She doesn’t have the luxury of dreaming about her future. She must plan for it. Abandoned by her father and living with a drug addicted mother, her number one priority is taking care of her younger sister Rachel. It isn’t easy. Nothing in Southside Seattle is easy. It’s a struggle to survive.
Music is Addy’s only escape from her bleak world. When she listens to it, she can pretend she is anywhere and believe anything is possible. Her handsome best friend BARRY EVANS understands her predicament. It’s not much different from his own. He is a great source of comfort and strength for her.
Addy has one indulgence. COLLIN MURPHY. Her number one crush is one of the most popular guys at Southside High. Collin can have any girl he wants, and he sets his sights on Addy when her younger sister joins his rock band. The gorgeous guitarist isn’t the only one who notices how pretty Addy is. Martin Skellin, the rich and powerful owner of the club where Collin’s band ABCR performs, becomes obsessed with Addy.
One man wants to win her heart.
The other wants to rule her.
And another could be just who she needs, but she can’t cross that line. She can’t risk losing him.
Will the band ABCR become a success? Will Addy and her sister escape Southside? Will her plans secure her future or destroy it?
Getting it Wrong is book one in this standalone romantic suspense duet. You will want book two, Getting it Right, as soon as you finish book one. This book contains 56 angsty chapters. It’s a page-turning story that will make you want to throw your e-reader at times. Do not read if you want a boring book. You will cry. It’s one of the most emotional romances the author has written. You will be in a book hangover and desperate for book two at the end.
The only thing darker than his reputation is his desire for her…
From homeless street thief to business owner, Charlotte Bailey has come a long way. Which makes it all the more distressing when an old friend arrives, asking her for the impossible. She never thought refusing him would put her life in danger. And she certainly wasn’t prepared for a sinfully attractive rake with a past darker than her own to step into the role of her protector. But, here she is…
Peregrine Morgan can’t abide a mystery—and the lovely Charlotte is indeed a mystery. Initially, he thought she was involved with the dangerous criminal he’d been hunting. But now, he’s not sure of anything. He has no idea why he feels so compelled to rescue her. Even more perplexing is his desire to keep her by his side (and in his bed) even after the threat has passed…
With danger lurking around every corner, will Charlotte be able to put her faith in Peregrine—and in love—when it matters the most? Or will happily ever after remain elusive for this reluctant heroine and her unlikely hero?