The Belladonna is a scandalous flower, filled with vanity and lust. No matter what happens, it keeps unborn blossoms nearby, never once allowing them to bloom out of fear they would look somewhere else.
Drevis had fallen in love. His obsession burns through layers of sin, if only to claim her passion once more. He would do anything to protect her from the cruelties of reality and keep her by his side, even if it means destroying everything around her.
In an alternate world Victorian England, Arabella Lorne dances every night upon the stage, surrounded by egotistical prima donnas, dishonest theatrical agents, and sinister hangers-on,
When the ageing Diva Eulalia Fairbanks accuses Arabella of upstaging her, and her Eulalia’s ‘bully boys’ decide to make an example of the young actress, Arabella fears for her very life.
However, the saturnine, brooding Sir Alaric Stannion, an admirer who has watched Arabella’s performances from his box every night, rescues her and holds out an escape from her tumultuous life.
He offers to marry her and make her mistress of Elvingstone Manor. A marriage purely of convenience, as he needs a wife for propriety’s sake.
Barred from the theatre, Arabella accepts his unorthodox proposal and is taken by carriage to Alaric’s crumbling ancient mansion…but Elvingstone hold its secrets, and soon the past will intrude upon the present and creatures straight from myth walk in the modern world.
What dwells within the crypt within the churchyard, which Alaric paints with blood?
Whatever became of Alaric’s first wife Floralie and their little son?
Nora had always lived a life consumed by the shadows, engulfed to the point where she felt her life would end. It wasn’t until her baby sister, Emerson was born that she felt true love. Emerson gave Nora’s life hope and meaning once again. Nora would do anything to keep Emerson safe. With an alcoholic and incompetent mother, Janet, Nora was tasked with raising Emerson; and had never known any support from anyone else.
It was a dusky, somber evening when Janet brought home a very dark, brooding stranger. This stranger reeked of something dank and foul, and seemed to be more interested in Emerson than Janet! Nora is faced with no other decision than to protect her sister at all costs. Janet refuses to believe the desperate plea of her daughter’s regarding her new husband. She blames Nora when the accusations come to light.
When the police get involved, Nora learns that she has acquired a support system of her own. Nora reaches back into the darkness that she knew before Emerson; and discovers a reality that she never anticipated… one which will broaden Nora’s experiences beyond her wildest fantasies… as well as her darkest nightmares! Nora embraces the darkness with both willing anticipation and fear…
Asphalt and neon embrace Nora and Kiernan as they become creatures of the city’s night! The couple find the darkness of the city tantalizing, as they indulge such dark, forbidden pleasures
A rather accommodating hotel provides ample sustenance and sensual pleasure, so much so, that the two become indistinguishable. The rush of sex and blood is at a new high for the passionate duo!
An old… an ancient evil soon pays them a surprise visit, with a warning…’there is an order, a way to be as a creature of the night…this they must respect…or else’!
Forever rebellious, the couple does the unthinkable…they declare themselves husband and wife! Can Nora and Kiernan suffer the consequences of their forbidden action? Will they find a renewed strength in their unholy union???
FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK and A LOVE STRONGER THAN DEATH
Nora has finally surrendered to the darkness and embraced her deadly side. Becoming creatures of the blackest night, she and Kiernan enjoy their life of pillaging, carnage and endless love-making; but just when they feel they are living out their destiny, and their love is Invincible—Nora becomes haunted by the whispers of a long forgotten past …
Nora begins having dreams, nightmares really, that haunt her. Nightmares that threaten to restore her humanity…to being the weak and needy creature she once was! With the help of an unlikely ally, Kiernan and Nora set off to learn more about the tapestry of the demon world…
Facing road blocks, danger and even bone-chilling fear… what they uncover may lead them to reconsider their reckless lifestyle!
Nora Knox has just entered a world of death, destruction, love and eroticism. After the loss of the one who gave her life such meaning, Nora begged for death to devour her, for her life to end. She never could have imagined what she has become or what she would be capable of, what strength she would gain when she finally released the shackles of her mortal coil!!!
Her heartbreak and pain proved fruitful as shown by her rapid advancement in the supernatural world. As a creature of darkness, Nora finds she has strength without bound. Even with her enhanced strength, Nora is still powerless to her sexual urges and her need for Love…the last remnant of her all but vanished humanity. Kiernan is all that she has; he is all that Nora can call home…
Yet there is a chance that she may lose him forever. For Kiernan is not her kind anymore. Nora will go to any length to keep their love alive…and so will Kiernan! So much so, that he is willing to make the ultimate blood sacrifice… one that will change their relationship…FOREVER!
Gordon and Francine need something to spice up their lukewarm love life. One day, Francine receives word that she has inherited the very ancient Castle Totdeauna from her estranged aunt, who had been missing for years.
Once they meet the peculiar caretakers of the dark, Gothic castle, they will find their share of mysteries and a shot in the arm for their romance! They will also find themselves thrown into a twist of events that will change their fates and unite them forever!
Jeff and Sam are cousins spending a glorious summer at their Nan’s farm, looking forward to fishin’ and shootin’. They stumble into gruesome hints of a secret club, where a game of unspeakable acts maintains the pecking order.
Can they rescue Sam’s big sister from her new romance with the heir of the club’s money and power–himself haunted by one outrageous ghost?
New York’s top earning city trader, Bain Power, receives a special present in his annual bonus this year – access to exclusive members only bar ‘Kings’, where color coded rooms provide each of their exclusive guests with tailor made fantasies.
Violet, a struggling au pair for a rich family, finds herself unexpectedly taken along for the ride, when their paths cross on Christmas Eve, and Bain can’t resist her.
When they enter the red room together, what secrets will they find inside?
This standalone novella explores dark themes and is not for readers of a sensitive disposition.
For a short time only, this edition comes with two free standalone novellas, Bub and Shadow.
A violent rape and a double homicide bring Ethan and Jo together. Can they support each other through difficult times, heal their scars and move on, or will Ethan’s desperate need for revenge ruin any chance they might have of happiness?
In the shadows of a broken life, can two people heal each other and find love, or will the darkness at the edge of their existence consume them completely?
This standalone novella explores themes of rape, murder, suicide, violence, revenge and love. It is not for anyone with a sensitive disposition, easily affected by those issues.
When the ghost of her best friend begs for her help, psychic detective Denieve Knight goes undercover as a live-in domestic to catch a killer. She sets her sights on the most likely suspect: her friend’s mysterious employer, Doctor Braeden Frost.
Dubbed “Dr. Death” by the press, the notorious hematologist is linked to nineteen other suspicious fatalities—all are former patients. The brooding recluse is a man of many secrets, the darkest of which may be lurking beneath the leather gloves he never removes.
The job seems simple enough at first: go undercover and catch her best friend’s killer. But psychic detective Denieve Knight gets more than she bargained for when she enters Dr. Braeden Frost’s estate as a “housekeeper.”
She’s supposed to be sleuthing, not falling under the spell of the enigmatic doctor and his irrepressible, hellion of a brother, Xavier.
Now after two months of working for the man known as “Dr. Death,” she’s entangled in a web of secrets and lies. Each discovery only leads to more questions. Though faced with declining health and a storm of confusing feelings and simmering passion for both brothers, Denieve is determined to uncover the truth—consequences be damned. Yet the truth may prove deadly once she discovers just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Discover Vampires in a New, Extraordinary Premiere.
Vampires are not what you think. They aren’t your friends. They’re not supposed to be your lovers. Welcome to the dark world of true nightwalkers, where feeding on blood, will be the least of your worries.
Sam, a former writer finally meets his online girlfriend Alexia in person, but she unveils a dark secret – she’s a living, breathing vampire. Torn between his love for her and the inability to believe her outlandish claims, he finds himself driven by his heart to uncover the forbidden truths behind Alexia, and the shadow world she’s dabbled in that has secretly controlled mankind since the dawn of our modern civilization.
So, is she insane or is this all for real? Toss her perfect features aside and maybe, it’s a bit of both. Sam is about to find himself right at the beginning of a no-brakes rollercoaster that might just end up costing him his life, all because of his, aching, blood-soaked heart.
It is 1837 and the young Queen Victoria has just ascended the English throne.
Orphaned and penniless after her father’s death in India, Lucy Alleyne is forced to accept a post as companion to an elderly lady until a distant relative spirits her away to Castle Athal on the Cornish coast. But Lucy’s initial gratitude at Lady Demelza Jago’s benevolence soon gives way to unease.
The ancient Cornish castle, known locally as Tenebris, is a dark monument to the family’s history and secrets. Within its embrace Lucy is drawn into friendship with Tynan Jago. The young Earl of Athal is handsome and poetic yet tortured, like his father before him. Tynan is utterly different from his uncle, Uther, whose seductive, leonine power radiates from his every word and gesture.
Between them the two Jago men have innocent Lucy enthralled—mind, body and soul. If she remains within the bloodstained castle walls, with their history of ill-starred passion and madness, a mere broken heart will seem a blessing.
In the artistic circles of 1860s Paris she is known as the Divine Dita, Montmartre’s most sought-after nude model. But now she’s not so much striking a pose as playing a role, as fiancée to the next Earl of Athal. The charade is a favor to Dita’s best friend, Eddie Jago, a dissolute painter, and the aforementioned heir. As deceptions go, it is innocent compared with what is to come.
On the grim Cornish coast, from the ashes of a ruined castle rises the Jagos’ sumptuous new manor house. The fresh-hewn stone, however, cannot absorb the blood of centuries or quiet the echoes of past crimes. Dita struggles to decipher the Jago family. There is Tynan, the kindly Earl, Lucia, his capable wife, handsome, volatile Eddie and sweet, sheltered sister Eleanor. Then there is Cad, the handsome second son whose reputation is impeccable in business, but scandalous in everything else.
Drawn by friendship, ensnared by lust, Dita uncovers a sordid tangle of murder, desire and madness. It will lay her bare as no portraitist has done before.