After destroying her successful music career, the close friendship with her bandmates, and her marriage, author Kaitlyn Storm, aka Kate Wolf, former bassist for the all-female rock band Hecate’s Fury, is given a second chance. She receives an offer to turn her book series into three movies, but her troubled rock-star past continues to haunt her.
She never expected to find love or a way back.
When she is trapped in a haunted cabin during a snowstorm with Kane Devlin, the hot Scottish movie star playing her hero, their rising passion for one another ignites. What they awakened will change their lives, but before she can move on, Kate must let go of the guilt and shame keeping her from claiming her shared destiny. For she may not know it yet, but she and her bandmates are chosen.
The five young women of Hecate’s Fury are more than rock stars.
They are Shadow-walkers, chosen to help the supernatural world.
There’s just one problem—no one trained them.
A pre-requisite to reading this book should be to first read “The Naked Society” by Vance Packard, which was published in 1964. The state of our society was in fact much worse than Vance Packard portrayed, and in every way, should be more appropriately described as “The Torn Society.” Even five years before the publication of Vance Packard’s book, a turn in the way that people in our society were treated deviated from a normal respect of human rights into the proliferation of a philosophy to make humans available for the exploitation of other humans, namely the so called “upper crust” of society. The tools for achieving this would be modern technology. Our society cannot have peace because it is in conflict with itself, torn by tyranny from within. It is our society, The American Society, The Torn Society. To come to grips with this, the people and leaders of this society need to see what they have become. Fortunately, the angels in heaven saw that the demise of the human race would transpire if The Torn Society would be allowed to run its course. So they sent something to correct that course – their eyes.
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Boy billionaire Desmond De La Rosa has been missing for six months.
His fiancée, aspiring musician Mia Kealoha, has not seen or heard from him since. She yearns for his return, but has moved on with her life and now works at one of Honolulu’s most prestigious banks. Mia is half hope, half heartache, until one day her workplace is attacked—by pirates! And Desmond is among them.
The one that got away came back…
…and he’s as sexy as ever. Why did Desmond leave, and can Mia rescue him in time? Can she resist his erotic charms or will they consume her? And after everything that’s happened, will their love still prevail?
Ablaze is a sensual blend of romantic comedy and romantic suspense, starring a brilliant BBW and a protective alpha male. The book sheds light on invisible illnesses like OCD and on lesser known GYN conditions like adenomyosis. It also addresses issues such as classism and workplace sexism and will leave the reader empowered by how the characters approach these conflicts. Mia’s best friend, Madison, is witty and entertaining and always there for her.
The stakes are high and the tension is thick, and the ending is a delight.
Book cover artist Ryan Barlow of Martha’s Vineyard is having a cigarette break in a church parking lot when a bride falls out of a tree and lands in his arms. Candace Sabella, a 27 year-old drop dead gorgeous pole dancer has just runaway from a marriage to her finance Antonio Madera, a porn king and ruthless killer. She begs Ryan to take her into his home and hide her. He relents, with dangerous misgivings. He discovers that this little gal is full of piss and vinegar and carries more baggage than a Carnival Cruise.
Ryan can’t wait to get rid of Candace fast enough because he’s currently separated from his wife, Gloria, and attending marriage counseling. Gloria left Ryan to move in with her parents after suspecting he committed adultery. She also believes he enjoyed a tawdry sex act with a floozy at his high school reunion. Besides that, she can’t stand the smell of his oil paints, alcohol and linseed oil. Yet Ryan and Gloria are a hair’s breath away from reconciliation.
Candace, rightfully fearing for her life, will do anything to draw Ryan’s favor to her; including stripping for a portrait, spiking his food with aphrodisiacs, performing risqué dance routines, openly flashing him and trying to sleep in his bed. Ryan, with his Christian upbringing, is forced to use desperate measures to fight off her provocative advances. His arsenal includes a savage masturbation episode, shows of temper tantrums and prayers. Strippers and pole dancers are worthless trash, he keeps telling himself. His mother had taught him that even though he’d visited some clubs in his younger days. Yet this petite little gal begins to soften his heart and show him another side of life that he never knew existed.
Gloria discovers Candace in her home with Ryan and storms off, threatening to sue him for everything he has.
Antonio has put his entire Mob Squad on the hunt for his runaway bride because she saw him commit a murder and he needs to silence her. Antonio closes in on her location, forcing Ryan and Candace to pack their survival bags and run to a hideout in the bluffs for six days. During this time Ryan finds out that he is smitten and hopelessly in love with Candace and vows to protect her at all costs. Bouts of intense passionate lovemaking seals their pact and they fall more deeply in love with each other.
With the help of friends, Ryan and Candace escape on a shrimp trawler and are accosted by Antonio Madera on the high seas. A donnybrook fight ensues. Ryan and his friends are victorious, but the love of his life is shot through the chest during the end moments of the fight. He has no idea whether she will live or die, and he’ll do anything to be with her until the critical outcome.
Antonio and his Madera Mob Squad are captured and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by testimony and evidence provided by Candace during her hospital stay in ICU. Lengthy jail sentences are administered to the persons responsible for the murder.
Candace Sabella, teetering between life and death, survives and joins Ryan in his three-story Victorian home. Gloria, feeling sorry for Candace’s near fatal injury, serves Ryan with a no-fault divorce instead of a full-blown divorce suit.
The couple sails to the Bahamas for a grand wedding, attended by friends, families and bridesmaids consisting of rowdy strippers. Nine months later, Mr. and Mrs. Barlow welcome a new addition to their family, a daughter who is christened Cynthia Joan Barlow.
Wanted in Paradise, a hot romantic suspense novel filled with the…
…drama of forbidden love
…tension of a love triangle
…glamour of wealthy men
…type of action and adventure that holds your interest!
Set in the beauty of the Maldives…
The perfect setting and Romeo Moretti – the man of Jasmine’s dreams.
Paradise is the place to be passionate and free.
Paradise is the answer to their problems.
However, can all obstacles, no matter what, be overcome by the power of true love?
Will those that love power stand in the way?
Will Jasmine’s internal and external conflict make her fight for true love impossible?
It’s time to find out if love conquers all.
Lainey has a big Christmas surprise for her boyfriend, but before she can reveal her secret, she’ll first have to see her way past several unwelcome obstacles.
Andre, a busy Mayoral candidate, wants nothing more than to spend Christmas Eve with the woman he loves, but a freak snowstorm leaves him in a compromising position with his ex.
Between the blizzard, a mysterious photo, and growing suspensions that someone familiar may be sabotaging the couple, it’s all Lainey and Andre can do to keep their heads on straight and their hearts in the right place.
Can this couple overcome the obstacles in their way and find their way to a much deeper connection?
Warning: Erotic Romance, Short Christmas Story with HFN.
Introverted computer scientist Maximilian Gutenberg had no intention of acquiring a crystal with a being trapped inside, especially not one with the power to save— or destroy—humanity.
Her name is Lucy, and she cannot escape her prison until her mission is complete. A mission she keeps secret from everyone, even Max.
But she needs his help.
To gain his trust, she offers to get rid of his abusive boss in one week, and get him that promotion he always wanted. She’ll make him the hero of his own life, a man worthy of recognition, in exchange for helping her complete her mission.
This could be the opportunity of Max’s life, but he can’t help but wonder if Lucy is as good as she seems… And exactly what mission she must complete to regain her freedom.
Set in a dystopian, futuristic city built miles into the sky, “CODE: Revelation” is a powerful, psychological thrill ride that calls into question the nature of good and evil, and the importance of taking control of your own destiny.
Dragons don’t have soul mates, but Derek has found his. Too bad he’s a police detective, and she’s just been accused of murder.
Gabriela is nothing if not unlucky at love, but her ex-fiancé turning up murdered is beyond mere bad luck even for her. If Gabriela doesn’t wise up and fast, this murder rap might just be the death of her.
If you like cozy mysteries, paranormal romance or romantic comedy, don’t miss this exciting read!
Detective Kali Mann lives by her nickname: The Mann-Eater. She’s a true love them and leave them with no attachments—ever. She’s hard-core, to the point, intense and she doesn’t always play nice with others. When her partner, Keith Harvard, finally gets her to take notice of him, the case they are working goes awry, and suddenly Kali is having emotions she’s not sure she wants. A major part of her past will come back to haunt her and just as she beings to open herself up, her life will be torn apart.
When wealthy American businessman Glenn Danning goes missing in Venezuela, investigator Miranda Soto volunteers to track him down. It’s her first assignment for the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit, but this mission is about more than salvaging the remnants of her shattered military career. Glenn was Miranda’s best friend and first lover, and she’ll do anything to save him from danger…especially since she just lost everything that mattered to her.
Glenn barely survived being kidnapped and tortured as a suspected spy, but the shock of seeing Miranda again gives him a new lease on life. Their still-simmering attraction grows hotter as the couple races through the treacherous jungle. Determined to reach safe ground, they must stay alive long enough to stop the terrifying enemy who still hunts Glenn. And even if they survive, Miranda’s dark past could jeopardize their future together…
What if Aladdin was an above average thief in the hood, Princess Jasmine was the daughter of a crime boss, and Jafar was still the snake he always was? Welcome to Power.
For The Sultan Empire (TSE) nothing is more important than being and staying on top. The business and family come first.
Jolee Cullen was instilled this all her life and though she accepted it, all she wanted at her age was a chance at a regular life. But as the daughter of crime boss – Samuel Cullen -, and the heir to his throne, a regular life is never something she’d have. She was born with all the power she could want… but she wanted freedom. And once she meets Amare, she’ll have to decide between him and her empire.
Amare Thomas, a skilled thief, has spent the better part of his life trying to stay afloat for himself and his younger brother. When the consequences of a bad decision lands him on TSE’s payroll, he has no idea of the turn his life will take. Or that he’ll fall for his boss’ off limits daughter. For Amare having power is the furthest thing from his mind until he gets a taste.
Jareem Blackwood, the current right-hand man to Samuel, wants what he believes he deserves, and that’s to be Samuel’s successor. Jareem already has it all, but he doesn’t think he has enough. His pockets are deep but sometimes it’s not about the money, loyalty, or respect. It’s about the power. To him, you can never have enough and nothing or no one was going to stop him from getting the throne.
An Urban Fairytale Series is a series of standalone fairytale retellings and each book can be read as its own entity. Power, the second book in the series, is inspired by the classic fairytale, Aladdin.
A Navy SEAL turned mercenary on a mission of vengeance must team up with a by-the-books investigator on an off-the-books case. Soon the sparks Clara and Walker generate–and the trouble they stir up–threaten to set the jungle ablaze. But as attraction grows into love, looming danger turns into all-out war.
Strangely enough, Daniel felt empty. Did that bout of immaturity send an innocent kid to his death? Maybe, maybe not. But then again, a lot of teenagers did stupid things. Why? Maybe for the drama. Maybe to try and protect themselves, or to taste the forbidden fruits adulthood had to offer. Or maybe just out of sheer boredom. Daniel should know. He’s done more than his fair share of stupid acts.
But the fact that the kid had to go through that, only to turn into some kind of statistic. Perhaps even a cautionary tale for victims and bullies and children who enjoy walking around at night. That was all that kid would be remembered by, and it left a bitter taste in his mouth.
Suddenly, he felt a hand on his. Daniel’s eyes flickered down, and saw Alec’s fingers intertwine with his. “Hey,” he muttered.
“I could look into your friend’s disappearance,” Daniel found himself blurting out. After a few minutes of awkwardness, he mentally kicked himself. The sheer look of shock was more than enough to make Daniel regret those words, but even more so when Alec’s grip tighten. “No, it’s fine.”
“Are you sure? I know a couple of guys at the police station. I could-”
A Lady abandoned at sea. A Captain who rescues her. Two souls who thought they lost love, will they find it again?
When Ivy Mallory awakens; she finds herself on the ship of the man who rejected her love years earlier. Caught in the middle of a treason plot, she must help save her brother. To do so she needs to put her trust in the one man who can protect her.
Captain Marcus Thornhill never imagined he would find a lady floating unconscious in a lifeboat out in the middle of the open sea. When he rescues her, he gets involved in a treason plot that will bring the war to their beloved shores of England. As he unravels the plot he is unable to deny his desire for her. As Ivy falls more deeply in love with him, will Marcus refuse her love again?
Rescued By the Captain is the first book in the Laura A. Barnes historical romantic suspense series. If you like intrigue, sensual, drama filled scenes set in Regency England then you’ll love the first book in Laura A. Barnes Romancing the Spies Series.
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An Army vet on the brink of self-destruction, Ian travels to the Amazon to discover why his friend disappeared. Instead he finds Daniela, a mysterious beauty very much in need of protection, with a host of secrets hidden in her past. As they track down clues and try to untangle an impossible case, they draw the attention of all the wrong people.