It’s been two years since Eva Sokolov came home to join the local police force in hopes of putting to rest the unsolved mystery of her parents’ brutal murder. But after all these years, the case is beyond cold. Things heat up when she responds to a swatting call at the high school and encounters the charmingly goofy math teacher, Nate Gardner. While the chemistry is undeniable, Eva is–by reputation–a cold and hardened woman with a talent for failed relationships. Secretly, she dons silk lingerie and loses herself in romance books. But her secrecy isn’t limited to the undergarments she hides beneath her masculine uniform and bulletproof vest. She also is able to teleport, a skill she considers more of a risk than an asset. And given that her parents’ killer has returned and is intent on trying to expose her and finish her off once and for all, she may be right.
Elena Mazur has cultivated an image as the perfect wife. But the death of her husband leaves her struggling with her feelings of freedom and guilt. This conflict is complicated by her reunion with her dead husband’s cousin, a man with whom she shared a passionate kiss as teenagers. Falling into bed with the one man she cannot have is the ultimate way to punish herself for her role in her husband’s death. Falling in love with him, however, was never part of the deal.
Justine Dixon was a socialite in the upper crust of Butte’s society. But when she foolishly fell for the seduction of a confidence man, she found herself broken and alone. The Demimonde took her in and made her one of their own. Now, nine years later, she is one of the most successful prostitutes of the Mercury Street parlor houses. And she’s made the mistake of falling in love with Jack Murphy, playboy and copper man.
Jack once valued his simple life. He worked in the mine and spent his money on cards and women. But now he is the assistant superintendent of the mine, torn between the concerns of his men and the demands of the corporate owners. When violence breaks out between the two sides, Jack realizes that playing the middle man has put him in a precarious position.
And when his cousin comes to town to threaten everything that matters, Jack is stunned to realize that Justine is more important than he could have imagined. But will he be able to accept the love of a prostitute before everything is destroyed?
It is 1910, and the city of Butte, Montana is on its way to becoming one of the wealthiest cities of America. The success of the silver and copper mines has drawn a number of young men in search of fortune and glory. Not surprising, a number of women followed these men in search of their own fortune, and thus the Demimonde was formed.
Cathleen Ainsley grew up admiring the strength and independence of her mother, a powerful madam in the red light district of Butte. And when the newly formed Bureau of Investigation sends the irresistible Kane Malone to Mercury Street to investigate allegations of human trafficking in the parlor houses, Cat is eager to prove her mother’s honest heroism. His charm and conviction capture her heart, and she agrees to assist with the investigation. It is her close and personal look at the underbelly of the red light district that causes her to question everything she thought she knew about herself and her mother. And in an effort to protect her mother’s innocence, she may end up sacrificing her own.
Lady Chase Fairfax is a budding young feminist who flees England when her father arranges a betrothal to a repugnant man. She sails to America under the guise of a young man and becomes captivated by an appealing Texan who has fairly chauvinistic philosophies of the relationships between men and women. To prove him wrong, she vows to make him fall in love with her…and she is devastated to realize that she has fallen a little in love with him, as well.
To survive a savage world, she’ll need the love of a brutally honest man and the strength of her own powers.
Theodora Archer was never told of the prophecy that predicted she would one day change the face of the nation. Nor was she warned that a group of powerful men would stop at nothing to destroy her. But Teddie is no longer a child and can no longer be sheltered from the savage world in which she lives, particularly after she flees the safety of her own city and finds herself immersed in a vicious world where the only code is to kill or be killed. Fortunately, she also has the assistance of her best friend, a man she has secretly loved for four years. A sometimes-tactless man known for being a womanizer, Dominic Battaglia will see his own world rocked dangerously when he realizes the depths of his feelings for the most powerful woman he’s ever known. Because in addition to the good fortune of inheriting her family’s gift of sight, Teddie also must figure out how to use her apparent power of mind control as she fights to secure love and fulfill her own destiny.
Jac MaCall is the eldest daughter of a wealthy and brilliant security consultant. She, however, has chosen a different life for herself, running a new age store that specializes in selling crystals, candles, and aromatherapy that enable people to tap into their subconscious awareness. But when Dr. Will Archer’s office is vandalized by a dangerous organization threatening his life, fate sends Jac in as a consultant for her father’s business to update his security and provide additional protection.
The old adage about opposites attracting proves true the moment he opens his door and finds the exotic beauty standing in her yoga pants while lecturing him on his security system and asking questions better left to the police. In time, Will and Jac learn that a prophecy involving the firstborn child of Will Archer has an extremist militant group fearful enough that they will not stop until Will and his unborn child are destroyed. And when Jac gets a vision of her own future with the uptight and irresistible Dr. Archer, it becomes evident to everyone involved that she will play a bigger role in this prophecy than anyone had imagined. And while her premonitions help her keep him alive, even she cannot foresee that their passion for each other will endanger them both.