Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense

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).

Model Behavior

by Chloe Morgan


I’m soon to become a plus-sized model entrepreneur.

It’ll be my business to know curves, but this new model we brought on is going to be the end of me.

Money was the name of the game when I started this venture, but now, I’m tied up in knots.

This woman has my mind in places it doesn’t belong, at least not in the office.

Her curves. Her passion. The fire behind her eyes.

I can’t get her out of my mind, and I sure as hell don’t want her out of my bed.

But life doesn’t always play fair.

A few bad decisions later, I’m losing my grip on the one thing I want most.

Her and our secret baby she's carrying.

$3.99 $0.99
Through 24 February
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Sons Of Wrath Box Set: Books 1-3

by Keri Lake


Get ready for a steamy paranormal romance series like no other.

Seven brothers, all sons of the demon prince, Wrath.
Strong.
Powerful.
Deadly.
Each has a brand of pain to exact vengeance, and an insatiable desire to find his mate.

An ancient enemy has awakened, threatening both the demon and human realms. Bonds will be broken, love tested, and loyalties destroyed.

SOUL AVENGED (Book 1):

Passion is blind in vengeance and love …

Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.
Now, one motive burns in her soul:

KILL THEM ALL.

The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.
Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.
Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest. To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.

Time is running out.

In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most. She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice. As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.
Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.



SOUL RESURRECTED (Book 2):

As Wrath’s fiercest son, Logan carries the scars of fifty years spent in the most dreaded prison of the underworld, for a sin he’d kill to keep secret. Enduring decades of gruesome torture has left Logan feared by and detached from others, until a female Alexi’s blood resurrects his soul from death and, with it, the pleasures he’s been denied for so long.

Plagued by shame of her own, Calla is drawn to the ruthless demon, Logan, whose insatiable craving for her touch rouses buried passions and, for once, leaves her feeling desired.

A dark and dangerous evil has been reawakened, however, and when Calla is drawn too close to its breeding grounds, Logan vows to summon the violence of Wrath in order to keep her safe. First, though, Calla must save him from a past riddled with deceit and corruption … but only if she can accept the chilling consequences of unearthing his vilest skeleton.


SOUL ENSLAVED (Book 3):

Imprisonment in Obsidius. Enslavement to a soul-sucking succubus. A reproductive cycle that’d send a sex fiend running into the arms of celibacy. Given the choice, most demons would opt for death.
Gavin, eldest son of Wrath, has been sentenced to all three.
When the succubus decides its time to collect, though, he fears his nightmares have only just begun.

And Sabelle’s timing couldn’t be worse.
With a bad case of uncontrollable lust, thanks to his Savidon, the last thing Gavin wants is a vengeful succubus stoking his darkest desires, but debts must be paid—he just didn’t bank on enjoying his punishment so much.
Because the swinging bachelor may have found his perfect mate in the sexy seductress.
However, just as things seem to be looking up, past sins resurface, plunging the two into a deadly game of power and deception. As their worst fears merge into one unexpected threat, Gavin is determined to protect Sabelle and win her freedom.

At any cost.

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Through 23 February
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Daddy's Secret Deal

by J.S. Fox


The only life I’m supposed to be leading is the one I choose to lead.

After her parents are sent to jail for embezzlement and fraud, Genevieve decides that it’s time for a new start, so she packs up her apartment, sells most of her possessions, and gets a job through a website as an au pair for a widower with a five-year-old daughter...in France. When she gets to the small town that is now her home, Gen is taken aback, first by the fierce affection she feels for the little girl, Mathilde, and the fiercer attraction she feels for her new boss, Olivier. But when she finds out that Olivier’s business practices are less than legal, Genevieve must choose whether to ignore his shady practices, per his request... or whether she will risk his anger by diving back into the world she thought she was leaving behind. But when it comes to protecting the man and child she has come to love, Gen finds out exactly what she’s capable of.

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Through 22 February
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Overture

by Skye Warren


"Swoon-worthy, forbidden, and sexy, Liam North is my new obsession." - New York Times bestselling author Claire Contreras

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth--the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She's all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier's defenses, but there's more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She's one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

"Overture is a beautiful composition of forbidden love and undeniable desire. Skye has crafted a gripping, sensual, and intense story that left me breathless. Get ready to be hooked!" - USA Today bestselling author Nikki Sloane

$5.99 $3.99
Through 22 February
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MINE For One Night

by Ju Ephraime


Re-Released, just in time for Valentines Day with 75% more pages. The story of Nate and his identical twin brother, Nicholae will have you reaching for a cool-down.

Lynn is in a quandary. Ever since she could remember, she’s had a thing for twins, not just any twins, identical twins. Now she is in a relationship with one half of the most handsome set of identical twins, but she can’t stop thinking about the other. She had one, but she wants them both.

Nicholae and his brother have a great relationship. They never covet each other’s property. If one has something, and the other wants it, they share, whatever it was. But now Nate has something Nicholae wants, and he doesn’t know how to ask to share because something tells him Nate won’t share this with him… his new girlfriend, Lynn.

Lynn has a need, and Nicholae has a want, and then there’s Nate in the middle. Will he give in to his brother, or will he put his foot down and deny him this one time?

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Accidental Love

by Mia Ford

He was like my brother. I never meant to fall for him.
But you can't choose who you love. Even when everyone's against it.
 
Remy was my protector. At least, that's how I always saw him. The brother I never had.
Till we got drunk one night and things took a very un-brotherly turn.
His sharp blue eyes went from sweet to mesmerizing, and his lips suddenly turned very, very kissable.
I still don't know what I was thinking.
All I know is that it was the best night of my life.
But Remy was so messed up. No way would he ever remember what happened. 
So I pretended like it hadn't changed my life.
But pretending and forgetting are two different things.
Now I'm back. And I still want him. 
I just have one question... does he still want me?

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Saved by a Cowboy: A Western Romance

by Julia Daniels

 

Can a city girl on the run find safety in the arms of a rancher?


Chicago restaurant owner Sabrina Marconi needs to hide. And fast. She just sent a mob boss to prison. A competition to become the cook on a cattle ranch in Nebraska might just be the safe haven this city girl is looking for. With a new name, Laura Marshall, and a new life, everything is going according to plan. Until she meets the ranch owner.

Ranch owner Caleb Kirkpatrick is a single dad with too much on his plate. The latest ranch expansion means he needs someone to cook for his men. His brother’s idea to have the cooks compete for the job might be the craziest thing he’s ever heard. Until he meets Laura, who seems to be the most unlikely candidate to be a ranch cook.

When the competition among the women gets fierce, someone decides to play dirty, and Laura’s cooking skills might not be enough. But if she doesn’t get this job, she has nowhere to go. Not to mention the growing feelings she’s having for her boss, feelings she tries to suppress.

The drama among the competing women is almost more than Caleb can handle. He’s got his hands full with missing equipment and dead cattle. But Laura isn’t like the others, and despite his best intentions, his feelings for her are growing. What is the secret she’s hiding? Will she ever trust him enough to allow them to have a future together? And will her Chicago past chase her down in rural Nebraska?

Fans of Three Rivers Ranch Romance by Liz Isaacson, Come Sundown by Nora Roberts, Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna, and Not Quite Dating by Catherine Bybee will love this contemporary romance on the ranch.

You’ll love this book if you enjoy:

  • Western romances with a hint of suspense

  • Happily ever after romance

  • Contemporary romance novels

  • Cowboy romance

  • Western romance

 

 

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Holt, Her Ruthless Billionaire: 50 Loving States-Connecticut (Ruthless Tycoons Book 1)

by Theodora Taylor


Forbidden Love...

Holt Calson was born with an 11-figure spoon in his mouth to one of the wealthiest families in the world. The night they met, Sylvie Pinnock only had 11 dollars in her purse, and it was all the money she had in the world. 

They were never supposed to meet, much less be together. But Holt didn't care. He just wanted Sylvie. And what Calsons want, Calsons get.

For one blazing summer, they had it all...until everything fell apart with a terrible betrayal. 

Twelve Years Later...

Sylvie is happy and thriving in a solid relationship with a good guy. Until Holt shows up at the hotel where she works. She's moved on, but he definitely hasn't. And if Sylvie thinks all is forgiven, she's about to find out...

Revenge is best served…BOSS

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HOLT: Her Ruthless Billionaire is the first standalone story in Theodora's Ruthless Tycoons collection, a series featuring vengeful scions who get a second chance at love. This series is part of Theodora’s wildly popular 50 Loving States, but can be read separately.

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The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife #1

by Ali Parker


As soon as I saw her, I knew I had to have her.

I thought this Vegas fundraiser was going to be boring—another obligation to keep the family business alive.

Boy, was I wrong.

I don’t remember anything about the night we spent together. But now we’re married.

Only problem is, I don’t believe in true love. And she doesn’t seem to, either.

But this could work out for both of us.

I need someone to stop my traditional Greek family from nagging me about settling down, and she could use some cash for reasons she doesn’t care to disclose.

I know a good deal when I see one.

This is book 1 of a trilogy. You will have to purchase book 2 and 3 to finish the story.

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The Sweet Stuff: A Fake Fiance Romance

by Chloe Morgan


My money. Her willingness to pretend.

It was a business transaction.

With my chocolate shop failing, I had one chance to make things right.

Find a fiancée and get married. Then I’d have access to my late aunt’s money. And lots of it.

And the perfect woman falls right into my lap on Valentine’s Day.

A temporary worker for the candy store.

She’s curvy, beautiful, and mine.

We just have to keep up appearances for a little while, and all will be well.

Until I realize I’m not ready to let her go. Not ever.

This Valentine’s, I’m playing for keeps.

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Recipe for Disaster (Men of the Secret Service Book 1)

by Tracy Solheim

Secret Service Agent Griffin Keller always gets his man. And his woman. In pursuit of an international counterfeiter known only as "The Artist", Griffin stumbles across paintings stolen from the White House and swapped with forgeries. His only clue to the thief's identity–a dish towel from the White House kitchen.

White House pastry chef Marin Chevalier desperately needs a date to her cousin's society wedding. Unfortunately, her busy schedule leaves her little opportunity to meet eligible men. When a sexy Secret Service agent shows up in her kitchen—and just about everywhere else she goes—Marin believes she's finally met the perfect date. But when a series of frightening accidents and near misses plague her, Marin must rely on Griffin as more than just her "plus-one."

As dead bodies begin to pile up around Marin, Griffin is convinced she’s the link to The Artist. Too bad the curvy chef has gotten under his skin like no other woman. When the clues finally fall into place and Griffin realizes Marin is not the suspect, but instead the target, he'll risk everything in his arsenal to keep her safe.

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Waking to Black (Uninhibited Book 1)

by V.H. Luis


He shattered my defenses, and I was fragile to begin with…

The first time I saw Adam Black, I was between the arms of a criminal, a gun to my throat and even then, I knew I was staring at the most dangerous man in the room.

Maybe it was his confident, cerulean eyes, or the sex appeal radiating from his pores like heat waves on a scorching day, but by proximity alone he made my vision blur and my heart stammer.

The day I was nearly killed in a bank hold-up, I began to live—because of him.

Now, I’m praying for the first time in years, hoping the scars of my past, the secrets I keep, don’t interfere with my future…

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Asking For A Friend: A Single Mom BBW Romance

by Ali Parker


I always get what I want. Every time.

But not with her.

The beautiful woman my father forced on me through our billion-dollar firm has curves that make me ache.

Never in my short life did I imagine falling for her. Office romances are forbidden in my company.

But she’s a rule breaker. I guess I am too, but no one knows that side of me.

This single mother with brilliant business sense has a side hustle and still kicks ass at my firm daily.

There’s no way in hell she’s giving in. No matter what I try.

Not even when Valentine’s rolls around. And I pull out all the stops.

Her denial has me needing her like I’ve never needed anyone else.

Where this girl is concerned, I’m not asking for a friend.

I’m asking for me. For today. Tomorrow. Forever.

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Claiming His Valentine

by Lulu Pratt


The bad boy CEO always gets who he wants, especially on Valentine’s Day

First a box of chocolates mysteriously appears at my door, followed by a bottle of perfume and a beautiful necklace.
Then some expensive lingerie comes wrapped with a big pink bow.
Finally a card arrives which simply says ‘you’re mine, be ready at seven.'
I don’t know what makes me do it but I’m ready and waiting at 6:55.
There’s a knock at my door, three short raps that send tingles down my spine.
My hand trembling, I open the door and my jaw drops.
It's my filthy rich boss and he means business.

***Pure alpha novella, no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after***

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Pure: A Collection of YA Romances

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Have you ever experienced a love so pure, so intense, you felt it in your soul?

It’s not always easy…

Life can be cruel, full of twists and turns.

Sometimes, young love can bring broken promises and stolen kisses.

But in the end, it’s a journey of self-discovery where unexpected friendships bloom and that once-in-a-lifetime love makes it all worthwhile.

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Mine Forever #1 (The Billionaire Biker Series)

by Weston Parker


It's been 10 years since graduation, and I still think about her.
 
It'snot right. I'm a military man, a billionaire, a criminal.
 
I don't have the right to think about anyone the way I do her.
 
My life is one mess after another, but finally, something cuts through the fog.
 
Her.My high school sweetheart.
 
And she's not a smart-mouthed girl anymore.
 
She's a strong woman.
 
My woman.
 
And after we reunited, she got pregnant with my baby.
 
Why would she keep something like that from me?
 
Right.Because it's not safe, thanks to my brother.
 
I can't blame her for being afraid, but there's nothing I wouldn't do for her and my child.
 
Nothing.
 
This is book 1 in a three book series. You will need to read the other two books to finish the story. 

Every good girl deserves a bad boy ~ Weston

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In Too Deep: A Small Town Romance (Stewart Island Series Book 1)

by Tracey Alvarez

 

She's haunted by the ghosts of her past. He broke her heart to save his own.


As an elite police diver tormented by her father's fatal drowning accident, Piper Harland is forced back to the one place she'd sworn never to return. Her tiny hometown on New Zealand’s isolated Stewart Island hasn’t much changed in the nine years she’s been gone. But she soon comes face to face with everything she ran from—grief, regret, and the scalding pain of a love lost.

The one place Ryan "West" Westlake belongs is a hundred feet below Stewart Island’s dangerous waters with one breath of air and only a line to guide him to the surface. Down deep he can forget his mentor’s death. Down deep he can forget the one woman who seared his heart when she left. Only now she’s back, and as it turns out, he hasn’t forgotten a thing.

Desire and tempers flare when West and Piper cross paths again. Can they face their past and be together? Two hearts. A second chance. Everything on the line...

IN TOO DEEP is the first story in Tracey Alvarez's best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heartwarming, sexy and sweet small town romances with a touch of comedy, you'll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone.

Download your copy of In Too Deep and dive into these sensual romance novels!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their feel good romance on the steamier side.

Praise for the Stewart Island series!

"It's official…I'm hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance

"Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD'Tale Magazine

"Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too."~ Fab Fantasy Fiction

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Triple Team: A Military Reverse Harem Romance

by Cassie Cole


Three sexy soldiers escorting me to exotic locations around the world. Watching my back. Protecting me.

Sharing me.


I met the most gorgeous man in the world at a hacker convention.
And out of everyone there, he took me back to his hotel room.
But a sizzling night of passion wasn't the only thing he had in mind.
He gave me a proposition I never expected.
A spot on his mercenary team.
A mission to assassinate a Colombian drug lord.
A chance to avenge my father’s death.

Donovan, the jacked Marine who knows how to take charge.
Gregor, the cocky Army boy specializing in explosive ordnance.
Michael, the dark and secretive Israeli Special Operative.

These delicious mercenaries will protect me on our mission.
And the fringe benefits will drive me to the edge of what I can take.
Can I survive their intense love?
Or will my inability to choose get in the way of our mission?

TRIPLE TEAM is a thrilling, sexy, stand-alone reverse harem romance filled with humor, action, and suspense. It also contains sizzling hot MFMM menage sex, in single and multiple partner scenes. HEA guaranteed!

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The Claimed Queen (The True Immortals Series Book 1)

by E.M. Jaye

 

She is a woman who never knew love…

Over one hundred years ago, two billion humans lost their lives to the Erains during the Purge War. If not for the Gelders all of us would have been wiped out. All we had to do was allow our women to be claimed every year. A small price to pay to avoid extinction.

But for twenty years, none of us have been claimed.

I was born twenty years ago, on Claiming day. Now I find myself going through my first Claiming as I have come of age today. I can’t shake the feeling that something is going to happen.

Something life changing.

He was a warrior who never knew gentleness…

For twenty years, Danion the Warrior King has waited for his mate to be of age so he could claim her. For twenty years he has fought the mate bond madness. For twenty years he has waited. He is done waiting now.

He will claim his mate. He will make her his. He will make her his Claimed Queen.

Join Eleanor and Danion on their quest to save the galaxy, defeat a foe, and find love. Their path is fraught with danger, if they can survive the war they just might save each other. 

** This is the first book in a series and ends on a cliffhanger

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Uncover My Secrets: A Billionaire Royalty Love Story (Regal Rights Book 1)

by Ali Parker


Prince.

It is a title that some boys dream of, but as an orphan, I never thought it would happen to me. After being adopted by the wealthiest people in Qatar, I had a new life to look forward to.

Years later, my adopted parents would have a son, a true son. My father gave me the opportunity to have my own business, and I could never repay him for what he has done for me.

After a trip to Qatar to see him, I find out that he is stepping down as the king and wants me to be the new king. I know my brother is the one that should have the seat, but he is only eleven and has spoken out about not wanting to do it.

All this, and now the most beautiful woman somehow pushes her way into my life. She is tough and persistent. Two very attractive qualities in a woman.

I’m in a place of doubt and confusion and all I need is her.

When she tells me who she really is, can I still love her?

Please note that this is book 1 of a 4 books series. There will be a cliffhanger, and book 4 will have the HEA. The books are scheduled to release in two week increments for your reading pleasure.

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