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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).
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When vampire dentist Dr Fang (yes, really) gets invited to go to the Intergalactic Dating Agency’s speed dating event as his friend’s wingman, he can’t refuse. He isn’t looking for love, let alone his fated mate, but one taste of the pretty young human girl Dani, and he’s hooked.
Dani isn’t sure what frightens her more: aliens, vampires or dentists. Only to discover that there are much more dangerous beings in the Colony…and the hot alien vampire dentist might be the exact hero she needs right now. Maybe even forever…
I’ve got three things to be thankful for this season. Noah, Leo & Ethan.
The lights went out and my heroes walked in.
It would take a miracle to save my shop.
Good thing I’ve got three.
One thing the three brothers have in common—I can’t get them off my mind.
A crush on one guy is fine, but all three?
Noah kissed me at lunch. Leo makes me crazy. Ethan took me out for champagne.
They say they’re not jealous, that this could work.
It seems scandalous, and too delicious to refuse.
Noah’s got a stalker. His ex won’t leave him alone.
What she doesn’t know is this,
The Foster men are mine, and I don’t give up without a fight.
From USA TODAY bestselling author Emily McIntire comes an angsty, second chance romance and the first interconnected standalone in The Sugarlake series.
Alina Carson meets Chase Adams when she’s eleven years old, after he moves in down the street carrying nothing but a chip on his shoulder and dimples in his cheeks.
Immediately she falls, loving him before she even knows what loving is. But becoming best friends with Chase’s little sister means that he’s off-limits, no matter how much their connection screams for something more.
Chase never cared much for following the rules. Abandoned by everyone who was supposed to love him, he’s broken and insecure, choosing to push others away before they have a chance to hurt him. But there’s something about the girl with golden hair, and before he can stop himself, he’s sneaking through her window, whispering his deepest secrets beneath her glow ‘n stick stars.
As time goes on and they get older, he decides to give their love a chance, no matter what anyone else thinks. But old habits die hard, and when tragedy strikes, Chase is back to doing what he does best.
Chase disappears, and years pass, leaving Alina with no choice but to pick up her broken pieces and move on. Until one day, he’s back. All grown up and taking over his family’s business.
When Alina and Chase are thrown together and forced to work in the same building, old feelings resurface, and Alina quickly realizes that Chase is on a mission, determined to right the wrongs of his past.
Starting with her.
*Beneath the Stars is the first interconnected standalone in The Sugarlake series. It contains mature and graphic content. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Full list of TW can be found on author's website.*
Enjoy another charming romance from our August Imprint, featuring heroines who find their perfect happily ever after in their 40's.
You’ve probably heard of me.
Reclusive fantasy author turned famous when his series got developed into a mega TV hit.
Except now I’m way behind deadline, and the whole world is waiting to see what I’ll write next.
The pressure is getting to me, and I. Can’t. Write.
Cue: small town where people don’t recognize me.
Cue: my assistant insisting on a personal chef to keep me fed and nothing more.
Cue: finding the first bit of inspiration I’ve felt in months whenever she’s around…
Am I a walking cliche now, or what?
Dani Cooper seems to have her own hurdles to jump this holiday season. Newly divorced, looking for her next move. She’s the first person who’s seen me for me in way too long. And I see her, too--as way more than just an employee, a divorcee, a cook. She’s becoming my muse…
But when my Christmas deadline hits, will it spell the end of us, too?
She healed his wounds from an assassin’s arrow. Can she also heal his heart?
(Note: This book was previously titled His Christmas Angel in the Yuletide Kisses anthology)
Laird Dougal de Giffard knows that no woman will have him. As the son of the infamous Wizard of Yester, rumors of black magic and necromancy have dogged his steps since he was a child. In a time when superstitions have deep roots, even strong men avoid him.
Ambushed and left for dead just days before Christmas, he’s rescued by the feisty daughter of his neighbor. Slaine de Morham shows no fear of him, even when she learns his name. As enticing as she is, Dougal has no intention of subjecting her to a life of censure. That is, until the man chosen to be her husband arrives. A man with three very young, very dead wives. Seeing the terror in Slaine's eyes affects Dougal on an unexpected level, and he does something he never intended to do - take a wife.
With new enemies and an assassin drawing near, Dougal will do everything in his power to protect Slaine. Because now that she's his, he intends to keep her, even if he must do the one thing he swore he never would... follow in his father’s footsteps.
I've got one chance to get her back…or fail the only mission that's ever mattered.
I came back to Storm Harbor for a simple job gathering intel for my best friend's security company, but my rule to keep business separate from pleasure goes up in flames when I meet my target’s niece, Petra.
She's all innocence and sweet curves and way too good for me, which is exactly why I should resist her. In my world, distractions are deadly. And yet, when she opens that sassy mouth of hers and refuses to stay out of trouble…my resolve crumbles.
When a hidden element takes me by surprise, turning the case, and my heart, upside down, I'm forced into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, with Petra as the bait. The timer ticks down, closing off all my options, until I'm facing my final chance to save the woman of my dreams.
Either I come back with her, or I don't come back at all.
Fans of Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries and Nicole Snow’s No Good Heroes are devouring Dakota Davies’ addictive series starter.
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I know what you did last summer.
Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there's only one person who knows what she did
Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers--all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.
Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother's death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer--sexy Booker.
Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can't help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt's "accident."Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn't hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.
As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn't want to answer? She's knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. Don't miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!
Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity
BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)
Hope Parish Novellas
BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)
Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home
BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)
Check out all the books: bit.ly/hopeparishnovels
Morally gray. Flawed, tortured, irrepressible.
And yet, I don’t fear him.
I crave him.
Desire him, with every cell of my being.
I’m the day to his night; the calm to his storm; the light to his dark; and the key to his freedom.
But do I really want to set this monster free?
And if I do… will I be able to break down his barriers before he breaks my heart?
Fans of Rina Kent, Zoe Blake, and Serena Akeroy will love this collection of Dark Romances!
Authors included are:
Ella Jade, Candace Ayers & Oona Ryda, Deborah Garland, January James, Merissa Bartlett, and P.T. Macias.
About These Stories.
EnTWINed in You by Deborah Garland: She escaped her abusive boyfriend with the clothes on her back and a baby in her belly, only to be taken prisoner by his identical twin brother.
Condemned Desire by Ella Jade: When a mafia princess comes to America to live with her father’s associate, she thinks she’s found freedom, but soon learns she’s his prisoner.
Scorched Rose by January James: I was paid to be taken out of my body, if only for one night. What I didn't expect was to be taken out of my life, forever.
What happened in Vegas? Definitely didn’t stay in Vegas.
Gabe’s the oldest. Brody’s the bad boy. Clark’s the strong, silent warrior. Amanda’s the girl. And Easton—well, Easton’s the panty melter.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not a bad job. But usually, I’m not the one people are talking about.
That’s about to change. Because the woman I had a smoking hot one-night stand with in Vegas? The one I should have stayed far, far away from, since women like her are my kryptonite?
She’s the same woman my brother just hired to redesign his fancy new glamping RVs.
I haven’t seen her since Vegas, but the instant I lay eyes on her, I can tell my quiet role as the boy-next-door brother is about to change.
And it’s mine.
A steamy, small-town, accidental pregnancy, one-night-to-forever standalone romantic comedy by the USA Today bestselling author of Sleepover.
What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change his life. It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married.
Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in “happily ever after” — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home. Follow the twists and turns of Book 1 of the Osprey Cove Lodge Series. Follow Doug and Catherine’s story to see if there is a “happily ever after” and with whom.
It appeared to Catherine as though she had just approached Mr. Darcy’s Pemberly in all its magnificence. Now she knew how Elizabeth felt at her first sighting of Pemberly. But unlike Elizabeth, Catherine thought, there would be no happy ending. This would not become her home one day, as Pemberly had become Elizabeth’s, and live happily ever after. Catherine did not covet the house that lay before her. In fact, Catherine was wealthy enough to buy a home like it, if she so desired. What Catherine did long for was what Pemberly represented to all Jane Austen lovers — the culmination of a beautiful love affair. Catherine was not naive enough to expect her life to be storybook in nature. But she did not expect her life with Doug to disintegrate into shambles just two years after marrying him. She did not understand why it was happening. She did not know how to fix it.
She’s a reluctant psychic. He’s the man who walked away. Can they see beyond their painful past to survive a sadistic killer’s lethal game of revenge?
No matter how far she runs, she can’t escape…
Changing the past is an impossibility ex-Marine, Cynthia “Cyn” Arden, understands all too well. Struggling in the aftermath of a botched mission, which cost her two teammates, her military career, and a fledging relationship, her world’s upended once more by a panicked phone call. The psychic killer behind her nightmares has escaped military custody and is hunting down her remaining teammates, one by one. Up next on his murderous list—Cyn.
Unless she can trust the one who walked away…
The killer’s game brings her face to face with the one person guaranteed to throw her off kilter—the unsettling and distracting man she left behind, Kayden Shaw. Once she believed he’d stand by her side, then he chose his job and secrets over her, leaving her heart scarred by their tumultuous past.
Can Cyn overcome her past to trust the man she loves and master the psychic ability she spent years denying before it’s too late?
If you like heart-pounding, paranormal romance, don't miss HUNTED BY THE PAST, an action-packed introduction to Jami Gray's psychic romantic suspense series, PSY-IV Teams.
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“She writes with such brilliant tactics that I believe there is a Military Unit filled with special psychic Marines. Hunted by the Past is fast-paced, quick witted, and Ms. Gray can surely spin a fascinating paranormal story.”– Constantine Book Reviews
“… a page-burning, action-packed thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat…” – Roses & Thorns
What he wants from you will make you…Blush
Amanda Thomas is hopelessly in love with Jackson Paris, but he will never see her as anything more than his sweet and innocent bestie. After being virgin-adjacent for too long, Mandy is officially ready to move on. She wants to learn about hot, dirty sex, so she joins an online dating app where the enigmatic Mr. Dark promises to fulfill all of her wicked fantasies...
Jackson Paris has been keeping secrets from his stunning, too-innocent best friend—like forbidden sexual proclivities and his membership at the exclusive Black Rose Underground club. But Mandy has decided she needs an education—the filthy kind. As Mr. Dark, Jackson can safely give her a taste of what she wants—and deter her from pursuing more—without revealing his identity.
But in the dim, provocative atmosphere of Black Rose Underground, there are no secrets. Here, every wicked appetite is satisfied. And for the first time, Mandy will discover who her best friend really is...just in time to shock him with a secret of her own.
I came “home” to this small town to start over,
Not to start a new relationship.
I’m here to heal,
Not to find the same old troubles with a new man.
Ryan stopped to help when my car broke down.
I didn’t want to like him, much less trust him.
But I can’t help myself.
My inheritance is a dump with no electricity.
And Ryan is my new neighbor!
Next thing I know, he’s helping me repair the house.
And my heart.
This is more than a fling, but I’m afraid to define it.
I’m going to have to figure it out soon though,
Because the baby I’m carrying won’t stay a secret for long.
Three reasons I’m getting in a car with a stranger by Josie Woodmere:
Hottie in the truck, Brinn McRae turns out to be straight-laced and so not my type. Plus, I’m not looking for romance. I have to find a job and my estranged brother.
The universe must have different plans because the first job my Daytona temp agency sends me to is Brinn’s flight school. And if I thought we weren’t compatible before, working in his small office makes me question my feelings. The only problem is I’m not sure if I want to loosen his straight-laces or choke him with them.
I don’t know if he’s the man I want, but I’m positive I’m the girl he needs.
Escape to Daytona Beach, Florida in this enemies to lover romance. The Girl He Needs is the first book in the No Strings Attached Series but each book can be read as a standalone. Only, you'll love this group of friends and want to share in their journey for love, happiness, and a few good laughs.
Read more novels from USA Today Bestselling author Kristi Rose
The No Strings Attached Books
The Girl He Needs
The Girl He Knows
The Girl He Wants
The Girl He Loves
A gentleman and lady on the brink of matrimony…
Victoria loves Elijah.
Oliver loves Sophie.
Romance ought to be that simple. But with no dowry, Victoria cannot marry a pauper. Nor can Oliver wed the daughter of the woman who nearly ruined his parents’ life thirty years ago. Surely, a marriage based on mutual affection and friendship is enough.
But when all four are thrown together during a house party, Victoria and Oliver must decide between the duty to their families and following their own desires.
Whose heart must be broken?
From Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Wood comes a new forbidden billionaire student-teacher romance. Fans of The Stopover by TL Swan, The Fine Print by Lauren Asher, and My Dark Romeo by Parker S. Huntington and LJ Shen will love this book.
A billionaire ballet patron. A beautiful young dancer. An accidental meeting that turns into a sizzling, scandalous, steamy affair.
Rich bachelor Calum meets a good girl turned exotic dancer one night in the lavish VIP room of a club. He’s immediately drawn to her gorgeous body and sultry yet innocent eyes. Pretty Kaia seems to want him too… but maybe she is a better liar than he thinks.
When they next meet, sweet little Kaia is auditioning to join the big city ballet that he just so happens to practically own. She looks like a deer in headlights, as it is a strict rule that ballerinas do not have side jobs.
But Calum has a mutually beneficial offer for her. Sign a contract. Live in his penthouse. Be at his beck and call, at any time, in every single way he can think of. And in exchange, he keeps his mouth closed and pays her a lavish stipend.
Kaia can’t resist his callous, possessive demand. But once he has Kaia all to himself, setting her free again becomes a passionate struggle…
If you love off limits, forbidden student-teacher romances, wild nights at adult entertainment clubs, and wealthy men deceiving everyone to get the woman they fall in love with, this book is made for you! It's the first of three books in a lavish, decadent, sizzlingly hot trilogy and features no cheating + an (eventual) HEA.
Infiltrating his world was my plan,
Falling for the enigmatic Mob boss wasn’t.
He claims he’s trying to take the family business legit,
But the world I grew up in tells me that’s not possible.
I’m searching for a childhood friend who’s disappeared without a trace,
And Matteo is going to help me find him whether he wants to or not.
Chasing secrets can be deadly,
Especially when they lead me into the very world I swore I’d never be a part of.
The closer I get, the more entangled we become,
Our encounters are reckless, fiery, and filled with a passion I never expected.
Yet, in this world of power and deceit,
I'm carrying the most explosive secret of all: our unborn child.
The stakes are high, and trust is scarce.
I know Matteo is a dangerous man, but what happens when the danger finds me?
Can the Mob Boss who’s stolen my heart also save it?
Sometimes exes come in handy.
Devon Mattson’s week couldn’t get much worse. Not only is he fake engaged to the gorgeous woman who broke his heart a decade ago, but his goal of saving his hometown of Blueberry Springs has become dependent on the two of them playing nicely.
Olivia Carrington isn’t happy to have her ex back in her life. She’s spent ten long years regretting how they ended things and she’s worked hard to move on. She should be focusing on saving her family’s company, not on the handsome, helpful, fun-loving Devon who has just offered her a lifeline she can’t resist…
Tied together by mutual need, will they ruin each other’s chance of success, or will a fake engagement help them overcome their painful past and lead them back to love once again?
A second chance, fake relationship romance that will keep you reading through the night! Download your copy and start reading today.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Double Play, Rescue My Heart, The Trouble with Paradise, and the Lucky Harbor novels...
After a woman claims she’s pregnant with Wade O’Riley’s love child, Major League Baseball’s most celebrated catcher and ladies’ man is slapped on the wrist by management and ordered to improve his image. His enforcer is the team’s publicist, the tough and sexy Samantha McNead.
When Wade needs a date for a celebrity wedding, Sam steps up to the plate as his “girlfriend.” But given her secret crush on him and that one awkward night a year ago in a stuck elevator with too much scotch, the whole thing is an exercise in sexual tension.
Wade is thrilled when the pretense turns into an unexpected night of hot passion. But the next day Sam is back to her cool self. As a catcher, Wade’s used to giving the signals, not struggling to read them. Now, to win the love of his “pretend” girlfriend, he needs a homerun—even it involves stealing a few bases…
Jack Stapleton and his friends rule Las Vegas. They’ve got more money than they know what to do with, and Jack can have any woman he wants—except Ellie.
Rejection. That’s what I get for trying to save a girl who obviously doesn’t want saving.
Paying off her father’s debt so she can stop taking off her clothes for other people? That was a no brainer. Obviously, I hoped she’d fall victim to my irresistible charm. My selflessness.
I’ve offended her independent spirit, and instead of falling for me, she’s doing everything she can to avoid me. I should forget all about Ellie Masters, but I’m a sucker for her sassy smile and that fiery, luscious mouth.
I’m more than willing to take a gamble on this girl, but she’s made it clear I’m going to need more than luck to win her heart.
My momma raised me to believe that I don’t need a man. Except, apparently, I do.
And now that I owe a debt to a billionaire, I feel sick to my stomach.
It’s not like I’ll ever be able to pay him back.
The man is richer than God, and hotter than the Devil. When he’s next to me, I just about melt.
The last thing I want is to fall for a man like that.
The problem is, I think I already have…