Thomas has nowhere left to turn. Unable to pay the rent after his father’s crops fail, he throws himself on the mercy of the mysterious aristocrat Lord Ashton. His lordship proposes a bargain that will tear him away from everything he knows and make him a servant in Ashton’s sprawling manor. As Thomas settles into his strange new role, a contest of wills between him and his master soon becomes a dance of seduction.
Ensnared in a world of privilege, power, and dark desire, Thomas soon realizes he’s traded a life of toil for a gilded cage—one he’s not sure he wants to escape.
Miss Emily Price is in desperate need of funds. With her family estate mortgaged and her young brother not yet of age, it falls to her to save her family from financial ruin. What is a lady with no title or connections to do? Auction her virginity at one of London’s most notorious brothels.
Heir to a baronetcy, James Hughes has always been caught between two worlds. His fortune and education help him pass for a member of the ton but his career as an engineer and his family ties stop him from actually becoming one. Quiet and serious-minded, he knows he needs to marry into the peerage for his sake, as well as, his family’s. But when he finds himself by chance at an auction in London’s infamous Scarlet Salon he throws his ambitions to the wind to bed the lovely Miss Price.
It doesn’t take long for Emily to lose her heart to her dry-humored, generous benefactor. But when their affair goes public in one of the most scandalous newspapers in town, Emily must decide if she must cast her feelings aside and leave James to pursue his societal ambitions, and James must decide if family and duty are worth giving up the chance of love.
Scandal, manipulation and ambition hinder the lovers’ path to happiness. Only they can decide if love is worth fighting for
This book is a collection of romantic, sentimental short stories.
“SEVENTEEN SHADES OF LOVE”: After her divorce Julia was able to take everything under control and to move on. She became successful and happy. There is no place for romance in her life. But is it possible to live without love?
“HOW TO BECOME A STAR”: People often ask Maddy how to become a star. She doesn’t know, she can only tell the story of her own. It begins with her happy marriage…
“A HAPPY ENDING IN A BIG CITY”: She travels from one city to another, meeting the same kind of men who always abandon her. She doesn’t know that the true love is waiting for her far, far away.
“RICHARD’S MISTAKE”: He is suspicious about his wife. She is hiding something. And then this phone number… Is she cheating on him? Richard is going to find out…
And more stories… They are nostalgic and dreamy but by no means they are fantasy or fairy tales. These romance stories center around ordinary people who are swept away by love and passion. It is all truth. Adventurous and glamorous things might happen to everyone. They happen to all of us although sometimes we just don’t realize.
“Just think of the color and vivacity that love can bring back into your life. You know, they say there are seventeen shades of love!”
“Seventeen shades?” Julia sobbed even louder. “What am I supposed to do with that?”
(A quote from the story with the same title as this book)
This book is a collaboration with artist Larissa Makeeva. Her fascinating art helps to color up the narrative and the characters in charming bright tones.
Dasha is a woman who stops aging at 25 because of a curse hanging over her family. This is just a side effect of witchcraft, the aim of which was to force Dasha and all women in her family to suffer from love and from never being loved in return.
“They will live with that unrequited love, which would be a torture. It will turn into their pain, obsession and sickness. Time will not heal them. Minutes and years would stretch to lengthen their sadness. There will no escape from love. Exhausted by that love, they will be seeking a way out. There will be just one escape, just one…”
Dasha is trying to find a way to stop the witchcraft. She witnesses wars, and leaders who come and go, promising new horizons and tearing off the thin threads of hope. To solve her mother’s secrets she has to connect the dots between past and present, traveling to various cities and even countries. Her sister Anna is suffering because of love and Dasha herself cannot escape her fate. Can she beat the darkness and change her life? Will she be able to find happiness in the ocean of suffering and frustration?
Readers who are moved by a combination of fantasy, drama and romance will find this book interesting. The concept of “Love and Void” was partly inspired by “The Enchanters” (1973) by a French writer Romain Gary.
Recently a plot with a similar idea of an ageless woman was used in Hollywood, in the movie “The Age of Adaline” (2015).
Rescued for vengeance
Set out to finalize a deal for her brother’s return, Skye MacKinnon instead captures the double agent working alongside her enemy. When she holds her prisoner hostage at her castle, he draws her into an attraction that spirals out of control. After she fights off his spell, she deceives him for her own agenda. As she betrays his trust, she is caught in the web of the evil villain who is terrorizing England. When her prisoner rescues her from the torture, she becomes afraid of her own shadow. As Skye recognizes her love for him, can she overcome her fears, or will she be forever destroyed by the violence of her mission?
Rescued for desire
Chained and left waiting for his own demise, Zane Maxwell is soon rescued by a Scottish goddess. He is enraptured by her charms and drawn under her spell. Her touch and look sink into his soul a connection he cannot resist. While he lures her into his confidence and seduces her into his bed, her only plans are betrayal. When she is captured, he realizes she was only protecting his life. Now he must rescue her and destroy the man who hurt her. Can Zane convince her of his love, or did he miss his chance of a life filled with the woman of his dreams?
The year is 2089, and time-travelling journalist Ashley Riveraine gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview her childhood hero, Alexander the Great. She expects to come out with an award-winning article, but doesn’t count on Fate intervening.
Alexander mistakes Ashley for Persephone, goddess of the dead, and kidnaps her, stranding her in his own time. Being stuck 3000 years in the past with the man of her dreams wouldn’t be so bad if the scientists of the Time Institute hadn’t threatened to erase Ashley from existence if she changes history.
Ashley must now walk a tightrope, caught up in the cataclysmic events of the time, knowing what the future holds for the people she comes to love but powerless to do anything to influence it.
Join Ashley on her hilarious, bumpy journey into the past as she discovers where her place in history truly is…
Will the love of a woman save him from his own apathy?
Tristen Brone lived a carefree life of wealth and passion…until it all came crashing down around him. The night Tristen’s best friend died in a fire, Tristen tried to save him, but he failed. Not only did Jacob die, but Tristen is left with scars that make him feel like a monster. There are those in town who think Tristen is responsible for starting the fire, which includes Jacob’s sister, the woman Tristen is in love with. The once confident, handsome, young man is now on a downward spiral of sorrow and depression.
Soon after Amalie Fergus lost her brother in a fire, her father died and their family properties were repossessed. She had nothing left and no one to turn to. When she took a job as a maid for a wealthy gentleman she never expected that he would try to force himself on her, or that she would now be on the run for his murder.
Running from the scene of the crime, Amalie collides with a man from her past who offers to keep her safe from the police on one condition—she return to Tristen and steal some property papers from him.
When Amalie shows up at Tristen’s doorstep, begging him to take her in, he’s suspicious. Despite their passionate past, and the feelings he still has for her, all he can think about is how quickly she abandoned him. So why has she come back into his life after all these months?
With the two former lovers reunited, it becomes obvious that the passion between them is still smoldering, but can they overcome everything that stands in their way, and will they ever discover who is responsible for the fire that changed their lives forever?
The Sebastian Chronicles is a series of 5 Erotic Paranormal Short Stories that take you through each century since Sebastian Benoit’s Vampiric inception.
The novelettes in this series (in order) are:
Book 1 – Sebastian, the beginning (MF)
Book 2 – My servant, my lover (MF/MM)
Book 3 – Wealthy ménage (MF/MM/MFM/Menage)
Book 4 – Prohibition inhibitions (MF/MM/MFM/MMF/BDSM/Menage)
Book 5 – The Tryst (MF)
Throughout the chronicles, we live vicariously by way of our beloved Sebastian’s memories. Via his trials and tribulations, love lost and love found, only to have it disappear yet once again.
His love knows no boundaries, but will he ever find another whose soul binds with his?
The premise of the story centers around Dottie Denham who is nearly a hundred years old. She like many elderly suffers from dementia, she has periods of time when she is simply not in the present. She talks to her deceased husband, makes references to places and people her family does not know. When she nearly catches her house on fire, the decision is made to put her in a home. Her 2 granddaughters and their daughters descend on her and start packing the house up.
Her oldest Mary, it uptight and a bit of a control freak. She has little humor about life and is a bit unyielding. Her daughter, Josie is the polar opposite and is the embodiment of a free spirit. It is to the point that there has been a disconnect between the two. The younger granddaughter is Kim, she is a chronic pleaser. She never holds anything against anyone including her cheating ex-husband. She has not moved past the night he moved out to be with his girlfriend. Her daughter Maisie, is quiet and a bit of a nerd. Being front and center to the dysfunctional relationship of her parent however keep her from having a relationship – of any kind.
Dottie’s dementia is more than simply getting lost, she has created a bridge to her late husband; Nicky. He lives in ‘The Void’, a world that is void of sound and substance until he finds her voice there. Following it, he is led to her and to the past they have shared. Nicky is coming to her daily to usher her to the other side but she simply won’t go. She can’t, not until she has helped the women in her family evolve.
While packing up her possessions, Mary and Kim find a box of forgotten photos. These open the door to a past they never imagined. Dottie won’t apologize; not about the burlesque club or the mobsters she’s known and loved. She knows they might think her life is unimaginable; that her connection with Nicky is unbelievable. But, in the end, she hopes they find it inspirational.
Mary and Kim stubble across a box of photos of burlesque dancers from the 30’s. They initially believe they found their grandfather’s porn, and of course are disgusted. But in the bottom is one photo, carefully hand tinted and it is of a striking woman. She is a burlesque fan dancer and this is her promo still. It is also their grandmother! The discovery of the photo causes Dottie to reveal her full past and how she really met their grandfather. Those stories in turn help the 4 women address issues in their own lives and they find inspiration.
Well-bred and genteel, Valerie Johnson travels from Boston three thousand miles by train and stagecoach to join her husband in Virginia City, Nevada, only to discover she is a widow. Out of money, unable to find respectable employment, she accepts a temporary position as a courtesan at Rosie’s Parlor—an elegant Virginia City brothel.
Ultimately she is rescued from the ‘Sporting Life’ by Duke Dugan, a rebel captain who, along with his two brothers, is on a desperate mission for the despised Confederacy.
She would tell the authorities, except there’s one problem—she’s fallen in love with him.
It’s not her place. It’s not her time. It’s not her fight.
When American tourist Chloe Walsh lands in the middle of the Irish struggle for independence in 1916, the last thing on her mind is love. With the rebellion only two days away, she has to figure out how to get herself back to the twenty-first century before she’s killed in the crossfire. But when she meets Ciaran, she’s thrust into the heart of the battle and has no choice but to stand and fight.
Irish rebel Ciaran Byrne is reeling from heartbreak after heartbreak. He’s ready to leave it all on the battlefield, including his life…until he meets Chloe. She’s stunning and fearless, and she awakens something that Ciaran thought was long dead: his heart.
Suddenly, Irish independence becomes a cause he wants to live for, not die for. As the war is waged in the streets of Dublin, will he fight–and die–for his country, or will he open himself up once more to love?
If you enjoy action-packed time travel romance, high-heat and high-stakes storylines, you’ll love The Cause. Embark on the journey of a lifetime (or two) and grab your copy of The Cause today.
Eadan McCabe wants to get away from Gleann for a while after the death of his wife, Nessa. There are too many memories of their life together, good and bad. Although the marriage had problems, he did love his wife. He plans to leave with his son, Eadan Hamish, and his squire. His Grandda’s hunting lodge seems like the perfect place to go for some peace, if he can get his son away from his nurse, Kirstie.
Kirstie Ferguson has many secrets that she’s sworn never to tell anyone. When Eadan Hamish refuses to leave her, she decides to go with him and Eadan to stay at the McCabe hunting lodge. She knows she can’t stay in the Highlands much longer, or she risks begin found by the family she ran away from many years ago. Kirstie decides to make the best out of the time with the lad, who she’s grown to love. Even if the attraction she feels for his Da has to be ignored.
Over a few goblets of whiskey Kirstie finally tells Eadan her sad tale. The pair drink more than they realize and end up sleeping together. The next morning they are found, and then marry. Eadan understands why Kirstie is worried, but now that she’s his wife, he’s confident he can keep her safe. Kirstie will once again run away, but this time instead of fear for herself, she’s afraid that Eadan knowing about her will endanger him too. Eadan will chase her down, and when he catches her, he’ll put her over his knee until she promises never to run again. But her family isn’t ready to give up either, and vow to take her back, to keep their own secret safe.
Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in The McCabe’s Books 1-7.
Kidnapped for revenge
Haunted by the man who murdered her family, Raina LeClair must always be two steps ahead of her sworn enemy through disguise and espionage. When her newest masquerade lands her back in the hands of the man she had previously kidnapped, she is awakened to the pleasure of his touch. When the threat of treason comes into play, Raina can no longer work alone to stop the destruction of England. Can she learn to trust the man who she once betrayed or will her obsession for revenge own her heart forever?
Kidnapped for love
Kidnapped and left for dead, Charles Mallory is always two steps behind in the quest to find his lady kidnapper. Discouraged, Charles turns his attention to a treason plot that is threatening his beloved England. Only to discover the lady who not only held him hostage, but stole his heart, mixed up in the crossfire. Unable to persuade her of the danger she is truly in, Charles resorts to kidnapping her to his family’s cottage. There they learn the true threat lies within their passion for each other. Can he convince her of the love in his heart or will he be left destroyed by this lady once more?
Four bold knights. One innocent lady. A deadly enemy they must fight together.
Lady Adelia arrives at castle Perran to claim her late husband’s estate – but she also inherits a deadly feud with cunning neighbour Lord Braskil.
The castle is manned by four brave and chivalrous knights: battle-scarred Victor, musical Lyrikos, sensitive Hugo and dutiful Edgar.
They vow to guard Adelia with their lives. Yet they realise she needs much more from them. They must heal their frail lady’s broken heart and nurture her confidence so she can become the leader that her people need.
The knights tell their beautiful lady she may take them all to bed. Adelia must decide if she can commit to a passionate relationship with her four lusty knights. And find a way for everyone to work together and defeat Lord Braskil’s evil plans.
Lady Adelia’s Four Knights is a standalone, full-length reverse harem romance novel with an HEA, no cliffhanger, no cheating and very steamy scenes.