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A great tale of love just isn't enough for you, is it you adrenaline junkie? You need love AND suspense. You need two people on the verge of falling in love---while clinging to the side of a cliff. Well, that what we and our eBookHounds' promoting authors are here to give you. Heart wrenching romance and gut wrenching suspense, all wrapped up in a pretty little ebook. And, always free or discounted for you. Read away!
Definition of the "Romantic Suspense Genre": The Romantic Suspense genre is oftentimes the bestselling subgenre of Romance, though that can vascillate with historical romance. The elements of a romance need to be there--a budding relationship between two people that overcomes obstacles and succeeds in the end. But, the critical elements of suspense in that romance setting also need to be interwoven expertly. Those include action, adventure, and oftentimes, a heroine that has been wronged and a hero who attempts to help right that wrong. Through their work to right the wrong, they are brought closer together and what would you know? They fall in love. Honestly, you can think of many, many Disney movie scripts for this storyline (start with Frozen).
Some examples of the top ebooks in the Romantic Suspense genre are Mary Stewart (Nine Coaches Waiting), Tiffany Snow (No Turning Back), Colleen Hoover (Never, Never), and Melinda Leigh (She Can Run).
"Let's get this over with."
His voice rumbling through the chapel like thunder.
NOW AN AMAZON TOP 45 BESTSELLER
No wedding bells.
No blushing bride.
I have no idea who this stranger before me is.
Towering over me, a foot and a half taller...
All I know about this intimidating man is a family history of cold-hearted criminals.
My plan: find any possible way out of my cage of horrors.
But a plot twist stops me in my tracks.
Now the man I've been running from becomes my only possible hope of freedom.
And when he finds out I'm pregnant with his baby,
He becomes something completely new:
A husband who'll turn the whole world into ash before he lets his own family burn.
This is Pyotr Antonov's story and a fully standalone romance in the Bratva Billionaire Series. Follow the Antonov brothers as they rule their city and the hearts of their woman. If you enjoy billionaire, boss, Bratva romance suspense with unexpected twists and turns you're sure to love the Antonov brothers.
He's a Scottish laird, she's an English heiress. In the time of Mary Queen of Scots, that makes them enemies.
Alexandra Graham is a feisty English heiress who rides and fights as well as any man. Caught stealing back her treasured horse, she ends up in the dungeons of Scotland's most forbidding castle, prisoner of the notorious Earl of Bothwell, and treated like a common criminal.
Responsible for keeping the law on the Queen's borderland, Michael Cranstoun is a Scottish laird with a reputation for fair-mindedness and the looks of a Viking warrior. But when he meets the beguiling Alexandra, both his life and his honour are at risk - not to mention his heart...
:: Set in 16th century Scotland, A Love Divided is book 1 in the Mary's Ladies true history series, which tells Mary Queen of Scots' story through the lives and loves of the lairds and ladies in her court. Pick up your copy today!
From Internationally Bestselling Small-town Western Romance author, Greta Rose West...
Jack Cade already has enough on his shoulders with his four brothers, his struggling Wyoming horse ranch, and his adopted mama going through chemo again. He doesn’t have time for a woman, and he doesn’t trust them. But when Everlea Donovan falls into his life—literally—he can’t stop fantasizing about her.
But Everlea’s hiding something, always looking over her shoulder, ready to run at any moment. She can’t risk putting Jack and his family in danger, but she’s never wanted anything—anyone—the way she wants him.
When she starts feeling at home at Cade Ranch with its wide open meadows and breathtaking mountain views, she begins to let down her guard—to both her heart and her safety—and that’s just asking for trouble…
The first book in the Cade Ranch series, BURNED, is a steamy romance about learning to trust and letting love guide you home…
Trigger Warning: This book contains subjects of a mature nature and language. Issues of parental loss, abduction, and burn victims may be triggered. But there is a guaranteed Happily Ever After and lots of good ol' down home sexy fun.
The Cade Ranch Series in order:
She changed her name. Her look. Her location. But what if running away isn’t enough to save her?
Physical therapist Scarlett Reed is looking for a fresh start when she takes a job in another state. Her rules are simple: don’t get close to anyone, and flee at the first sign of danger.
Wounded soldier Malcolm McCoy plans to work hard in rehab so he can get back to saving the world. He isn’t looking for a relationship, but something about prickly Scarlett intrigues him more than it should.
When she needs a place to stay, Mal offers her the apartment over his garage—and finds it nearly impossible to keep his hands off his sassy, sexy neighbor. Scarlett knows she shouldn’t get involved, but a little friends with benefits action can’t hurt.
Or can it? Someone in Scarlett’s past circles closer, waiting for a chance to strike. Mal will do whatever it takes to protect her—but it might not be enough to survive what’s coming…
As soon as they think they’ve weathered the storm, they’ll discover it’s only beginning.
**Start reading the Hostile Operations Team today and enjoy an action-packed, seriously romantic and steamy-good-fun military romantic suspense. Each book can be read as a standalone (though you might enjoy them in order). No cliffhangers and a guaranteed happily-ever-after ending!
Stolen from Earth and captured by alien warlords.
With their crimson skin, pitch black eyes and muscles carved from marble, these alphas claim me on the burning fields as their omega mate. I’m not who they think I am, but they’re not letting me go, no matter how hard I try to escape.
They tell me I’ll enter my heat soon. They tell me I’ll beg for their touch, their attentions, their…knots. I must resist them before it’s too late.
Finding our omega was easy while she’s desperate to escape. How can we convince her to stay when she doesn’t believe she’s ours to pleasure forever?
When I find a rare omega without her protectors, I swoop down to claim her. She says she’s human, denies she’s our fated mate and fights her biology at every turn.
We’ll hold her captive until her heat overcomes her and when she’s claimed and bonded, there will be no doubt who she belongs so.
This is the first in the Stolen Planets series. While each book contains a separate romance and HEA between a lucky human female and her alien mates, this series is best read in order.
Not everyone gets a second chance.
Parker Brooks was a legendary bull rider. He had become a household name until he suffered a career-ending knee injury. Now he's back home working his family's ranch alongside his brothers.
A night out for a celebration flipped his world upside down. A certain young woman who had walked away from him without a word, or an explanation, was working the bar.
Maddison King was the only woman he'd been ready to give his heart to. She'd been his everything, and then she'd up and vanished.
He'd thought he'd gotten over her, but one look at her luscious curves and killer smile had him realizing otherwise. She's older, more mature, and too damn sexy for her own good.
There was no denying the attraction between them. It was just like old times.
He deserved to know why she’d packed up and left. She couldn’t run from him forever.
When secrets are revealed, Parker and Maddison's worlds explode. Will they be able to survive the past to build a future?
Ada Williamson lived her whole life in the shadow of her charismatic, capricious sister. But when the beautiful Melinda decides to jilt her mail-order groom on the way to meet him in Seattle, Washington Territory, Ada’s conscience demands that she continue the journey and tell Thomas Rankin the truth. After all, she wrote most of the letters the couple exchanged, and she’s already halfway in love with the man herself. Yet somehow, one look at Thomas and the future he offers, and the truth never comes out. Suddenly, Ada finds herself not only out of the shadows, but living the life meant for her sister.
After making his fortune on the goldfields, Thomas “Scout” Rankin found he could buy almost anything he wanted, including the perfect mail-order bride in a territory where women are still few and far between. But past betrayals have left him wary, so he immediately notices that the woman who claims to be his mail-order bride doesn’t quite act the part. Still, someone wrote those letters that spoke to his heart. If getting to know Ada better will reveal the truth, he’s willing to try, even if he must protect his own secrets along the way.
But someone knows both their secrets and aims to use them to advantage. Can Thomas and Ada discover the truth, about their enemy, about their pasts, and about the love they both yearn to share?
If you like warm, witty historical romances, then you’ll love this frontier historical romance by an award-winning author that continues her popular Frontier Bachelors series.
“Regina Scott writes some of today’s best Historical Romance novels!” Huntress Reviews
Find your perfect frontier match, today.
She's not about to let him steal anything else from her...least of all her heart...
Lady Lilly Musgrave is strong, capable, and utterly unconcerned with what society thinks of her. So, when her newly inherited horse is stolen, hunting down the culprits seems only natural. Her first suspect is obviously the man who wanted the horse more than she did—an arrogant, unfairly handsome rake with an even more scandalous reputation than her own...
Lord August Beresford is a great many things. But he's most certainly not a thief. He should let her go off on her fool's errand alone...but he can't. So, he'll do whatever is necessary to protect her while she's investigating the crime. He will not, however, do anything foolish along the way...like fall for the prickly beauty...
It's not long before Lilly realizes there's more to August than meets the eye—and she likes everything she's seeing. Unfortunately, persuading him to trust her with his dark secrets won't be easy. Good thing she was never one to walk away from a challenge...or love...
Two dead girls, another one missing, and a secret that will rip a tight-knit community apart…
When a missing teen’s body shows up dismembered on the side of the road, Lt. Damien Kaine must crush her parent’s hopes of her safe return. The parents are pushing for details and answers. Two things he can’t give. The abduction of a second girl brings only one clue. The girls look alike.
As Damien searches for a sadistic killer, a disturbing pattern emerges. The more he digs into the community’s history, the more missing girls he finds.
With the lack of evidence or movement forward on the case, a quirky FBI profiler is pulled in to assist with the investigation. Damien wrestles with disdain for the agent and an equally strong sexual attraction to her, as he deals with mounting frustrations.
Tensions rise with the abduction of another girl. Damien and his team are in a race against time to save her. But the case is about to take a frightful turn. What they uncover will not only rock them to their core, it will haunt them forever.
Innocence Taken is the first crime fiction novel in the Damien Kaine Thriller series.
If you are a fan of CSI or Criminal Minds, believable characters, and sarcastic humor, then this book and series is for you.
Buy Innocence Taken and get sucked into Damien Kaine’s world.
Other books in this series:
Confession of Sin
Web of Malice
*Each book is a standalone story and can be read out of order. However, you will get more character insight reading from book 1. This book has cursing, sex, and graphic descriptions of crimes and crime scenes.*
Victoria M. Patton combines forensics and police work with just enough humor and sizzling romance in her books. Her unique way of writing will have you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and keep you turning pages well past your bedtime.
Marie should have run away from her abusive mother when she had the chance.
But she stayed home and cared for the terminally ill monster.
The one person that she loved but never loved her back.
Just as she thought her miserable life was never going to get better…
She met a mysterious out-of-towner.
She ignored her mother’s advice: to never speak with any man, that all men are bad.
This beautiful stranger showered her with gifts, kindness, and attention.
He gave her the sort of love that she had never experienced before in her life.
What Marie didn’t know is that this gorgeous man—a mafioso—had a reason to get close to her.
He was on a special revenge mission—and she was his target.
Warning: This story contains strong language, adult scenes, and some domestic abuse. Intended for adults only.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, a cynical reporter’s relentless pursuit of the truth turns into an obsession with his subject—a young widow shadowed by secrets—in The Last Honest Woman, the first O’Hurleys novel.
Abigail O’Hurley Rockwell’s husband was a racing car legend behind the wheel, winning championships with a fearless skill and speed that claimed his life in a tragic and—some would say—reckless crash. Heartbroken, Abby wants nothing more than to raise her two sons in peace, but journalist Dylan Crosby is penning a book about her infamous husband’s life, determined to expose the man’s hidden past. But Abby is not a spoiled trophy wife Dylan can easily charm. She is a woman of integrity and mystery desperate to keep him at arm’s length—even as their desires for one another are on an unalterable collision course.
Experience the thrilling, action-packed journey of five couples as they navigate danger, passion, and love in this box set romance series.
From Aiden and his baby to Everett's desire for more, each story is filled with explosive chemistry, heart-pounding suspense, and unforgettable romance. Get ready to fall in love with these alpha men and the women who capture their hearts.
Book 1: A is for Aiden
Hunted by the Mob after they took out my dad,
I have to stay alive.
For Aiden. For our baby.
I won’t keep this a secret,
Even if it costs me the man I love.
Book 2: B is for Brett
My past shows up, bringing danger with it.
Brett protects me, keeps me close.
Now, despite everything, I never want to leave.
Book 3: C is for Carter
I hire her as my receptionist.
We see each other every day.
The sexual tension is off the charts.
One thing leads to another,
And I break all my own rules.
Book 4: D is for Deacon
We have a connection.
Friends and then lovers.
Suddenly, I’m hoping for a life with her,
A family of our own.
Book 5: E is for Everett
One kiss burns too hot to ignore.
Now I hate to leave her bed.
It feels like more than a one-night stand.
I want it all, all of her.
Men of ALPHAbet Mountain is a collection of many scandalous standalone romance novels. Each one guarantees no cliffhangers or cheating, so you can enjoy every word to its maximum pleasure. To top it off, a unique HEA to make your heart swell. Enjoy Reading! - Natasha L. Black
“Sure to delight Bridgerton fans.” —USA TODAY
The “sweet, sexy, and utterly fun” (Emily Henry, author of People We Meet on Vacation) Regency Vows series continues with a witty, charming, and joyful novel following a seasoned debutante and a rakish theater owner as they navigate a complicated marriage of convenience.
Lady Emily Turner has been a debutante for six seasons now and should have long settled into a suitable marriage. However, due to her father’s large debts, her only suitor is the persistent and odious owner of her father’s favorite gambling house. Meanwhile, Lord Julian Belfry, the second son of a marquess, has scandalized society as an actor and owner of a theater—the kind of establishment where men take their mistresses, but not their wives. When their lives intersect at a house party, Lord Julian hatches a plan to benefit them both.
With a marriage of convenience, Emily will use her society connections to promote the theater to a more respectable clientele and Julian will take her out from under the shadows of her father’s unsavory associates. But they soon realize they have very different plans for their marriage—Julian wants Emily to remain a society wife, while Emily discovers an interest in the theater. But when a fleeing actress, murderous kitten, and meddlesome friends enter the fray, Emily and Julian will have to confront the fact that their marriage of convenience comes with rather inconvenient feelings.
With “an arch sense of humor and a marvelously witty voice that rivals the best of the Regency authors” (Entertainment Weekly), Martha Waters crafts another fresh romantic comedy that for fans of Julia Quinn and Evie Dunmore.
Stuck in Vegas with a Billionaire Alpha A-Hole that I love to hate!
My plan was simple. Finish my Vegas residency and jet off for a glamorous world tour. I didn’t want this residency, and Vincent Matthews was going to learn this the hard way!
The alpha a-hole, billionaire, and self-proclaimed music God is the reason I’m stuck in this hellhole.
I hated him the minute we met, and I was going to press all his buttons to get out of Vegas.
A social media trail of chaos after my booze-filled escape to Miami should have done the trick...
Except, he moves me into his penthouse to keep me in check and I find out that I love to hate my hot billionaire boss.
I hadn’t planned on flirting with him…
I hadn’t planned on wanting him…
Vincent Matthews always gets what he wants. Looks like he’s about to get my V-card.
Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty…
When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.
New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brings a modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding Elizabeth Bathory, the most notorious female serial killer of all time.
Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she’s become the hunted.
She’s on a quest that will take her to the secret underground of Europe and the inner circles of three ancient orders—one determined to kill her, one devoted to keeping her alive, and one she must ultimately save.
Filled with adrenaline, romance, and reversals, The Progeny is the present-day saga of a 400-year-old war between the uncanny descendants of “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time, and a secret society dedicated to erasing every one of her descendants. It is a story about the search for self filled with centuries-old intrigues against the backdrop of atrocity and hope.
Love is a game Ren never wanted to play.
Growing up in the desert biodomes of Province 5-9, there is little room for individuality and choice. Every part of life is dictated by the Council.
At seventeen, Ren knows her path in life has been determined for the betterment of humanity.
Her permanent job placement, her relationship status, and even the number of children she will have are out of her control. Like it or not, she is expected to marry a complete stranger who was assigned to her based solely on their combined genetic diversity.
When the pressure of spending the rest of her life shackled to someone else overwhelms her, she makes a choice that will change the course of her entire life.
Signing up for the yearly lottery could buy her the time and freedom she craves…or she could be condemned to her worst waking nightmare.
The odds she’ll win the right to choose her own spouse are so low she decides it’s worth risking everything. The last thing Ren expects is to be chosen.
Ren is thrust into a house with seven pre-selected men. She must play the game while the whole country watches.
As Ren’s journey progresses, she learns the heart can be a fickle thing, and the road ahead might lead to a destination she never expected.
Can she find a way to break the rules without leaving a path of shattered hearts behind her? Or is all fair in love and survival?
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Air Force Pilot Charlie Matthews has flown to the farthest reaches of the world, but he can never seem to reconnect with his first, and only love. Will their latest reunion finally land them on a path to forever?
After years of service in the Air Force, Charlie Matthews is finally hanging up his wings and coming home for good to the Flying Cross Ranch to help his ailing pastor father. And after nearly a decade of short layovers and missed connections, Charlie is finally swooping back to sweep the love of his life off her feet. Unfortunately, he discovers the woman who makes his heart soar is about to depart on a one way ticket out of town.
Growing up in the foster care system, Savy James has always wanted her very own forever home. Now a foster mother herself, she’s devastated when the government declares her land protected for wild horses, meaning she and her ragtag bunch of foster kids will once again be uprooted, this time to the other side of the state. Being separated once again from Charlie is too much to bear, but he can’t leave his sick father and she’d never ask him to.
Determined to make this work, Charlie offers up his ranch to Savy and the kids. But the children aren’t used to his tough love. After Savy’s free-spirited ways, Charlie’s military style of discipline does not endear him to them. And when one of the kids makes a dangerous choice that leads a social worker to question their fitness as parents, Savy’s big, happy family is in jeopardy once again. Can a true love that's stood the test of time and space weather the storm of rebel youth?
Find out in His Vow to Love, the first in a series of heartwarming stories that prove that falling in love is an act of heroism, but finding family is life's most extraordinary achievement.
She’s tasked with forming the first all-female Special Forces Team. He’s tasked with training them—and seeing to it they fail. She’s determined to prove women can keep up with the big boys, and he’s determined to break her—if she doesn’t break his heart first. As attraction explodes between Vanessa Blake and Jack Scatalone they have got to get this blazing heat between them under control. But, as events throw them together in a life-or-death race to find a missing team member, control is the last thing on their minds…
Cindy Dees is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 100 novels and creator/executive producer of an upcoming thriller television series. She draws upon her experience as a U. S. Air Force pilot to create intense suspense and love on the edge of danger.
Lovers of Dees’ high-stakes, fast-paced action will find exponentially increasing tension in each scene and pulse-pounding adventure that will keep readers enthralled. -- RT Book Club Reviews
Savvy Swift’s life is turned upside-down when she discovers her fiancé cheating. What’s a scorned girl to do? Take off in his classic Dodge Charger, of course!
Savvy is just settling into her new home in Wickerton Hollow when the woman who takes her in is accused of killing the town hussy. Strange things happen: a talking cat grants her wishes, the gnomes in the garden come alive, and she must steal back a relic a troll took from them because – whoops! – it is her fault he stole it in the first place. All this, while trying to solve the murder so she can spare her friend from prison.
Will Savvy have what it takes?
Perhaps. But it will take a whole lot of luck and a little bit of magic.
This is a full-length paranormal cozy mystery.