England, 1859. When ex-army captain Justin Thornhill places an advertisement for a wife, the mysterious lady who answers isn’t quite what he was expecting. “For this impressive Victorian romance, Matthews crafts a tale that sparkles with chemistry…an excellent series launch.” -Publishers Weekly
For Clarity Putnam, turning 16 in 17th Century Salem Village means marrying Jacob. Her adolescence is over before it begins. That is, until she meets Victor.
Victor is adventurous, reckless, free-spirited… everything about her that now must give way to adulthood. The only problem being, Victor is a Witch.
Victor is not in the Devil’s Service, like the Witches that killed Clarity’s sister years before. But Clarity has never heard of a Green Witch, as Victor calls himself, and neither have the Magistrates of Salem Village, who seek to eradicate him and all wickedness in Salem, now that the truce between the Witches and Christians is over. And Jacob will stop at nothing to see Victor discredited and hung.
So Clarity must choose. If she chooses Victor over Jacob, there can only be two endings to this tale: a tragedy of the likes of Romeo and Juliet, or a Happily For Now conclusion that comes with a departure from the world Clarity knows.
This tale of two star-crossed lovers will take you on a trip to a terrifying world you never knew existed, where love is the greatest magic of all.
Lady Charlotte has a wanton weakness for a man only to find out he’s married. She meets another respectable gentleman on holiday in Brighton, but she still longs for the married cad. Between trying to charm two men, being sent away for being overly forward, and helping her sister understand basics of the bedroom arts, Lady Charlotte must choose the perfect man. Which man will win her heart, the married rogue or the gentleman? This lady can’t seem to make up her mind. Will true love prevail?
Lady Charlotte’s Conundrum is a steamy Regency historical romance with light humor.
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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Quinn’s build is exactly my taste. Tall. Lean. Big, muscular arms with thick sinews along them. Broad shoulders and chest. Hard abs I’m dying to feel clench against me.
Except that I can’t.
It doesn’t matter if he’s chiseled to perfection and I’ve never wanted a man more than I want him, or that his heart has never belonged to anyone but me, or that he’s crawling toward my feet right now.
I can’t have him.
Because I’m a fucking queen, and he’s an orphan who has chosen to protect me for the rest of his life.
It doesn’t change anything, though. Not about the way he feels about me or the way I…
I need a distraction. It has a name.
From the moment I laid eyes on Theodore, I’ve fantasized about breaking all the rules with him. He is a virgin. My virgin. Everything he is, everything he learns will be for me.
I’ve never before thought about teaching a man how to touch me for my own gratification. I do now. It’s seductive. A promise of far, far more than a quick, anonymous coupling.
What would he feel like when his body strains against mine? Would he even know what to do? How to penetrate me? If he does, would it be deep or shallow? Rough or gentle?
Would he please me?
Would he make me forget?
Her Majesty and the Virgin is an erotic romance novella with epic love and torture and many men to please Her Majesty.
EXTRA GIFT INSIDE:
Read the first four chapters of Book 3 Her Majesty and the Escort
in this book.
BDSM, Fem-Domme, dominatrix, violence, explicit sex, language
The series continues with Book 3 Her Majesty and the Escort.
Six breathtakingly romantic Christmas treats from Anna Campbell, together in one collection at last – and all at a bargain price! The Winter Wife, Her Christmas Earl, A Pirate for Christmas, Mistletoe and the Major, A Match Made in Mistletoe, and The Christmas Stranger.
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
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?
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?
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.
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.
‘He froze. Damon turned, and found Silas standing there, with a clean, white coat in his arms.
‘His lips parted, as he dropped the pillow to the bed. Silas stood there, resolute, with the same, brimming innocence he had so many years ago. He looked down, with a cute little blush across his face. “I shouldn’t even be doing this,” he mumbled to himself. “But here; this is yours, I believe.”
‘Damon approached him carefully. He grabbed the cloak from Silas’s outstretched arms. “Why’d you come back?”
Silas Hegel is the son of a rich aristocrat, whose kind heart has gotten him into trouble more than once. After an accident at a party, Silas finds himself at the mercy of Lord Damon, one of Queen Elizabeth’s most powerful nobles. But there’s more to Lord Damon that meets the eye, and what started off as a simple debt turns into a powerful romance filled with obsession, hope, and heartbreak.
England, 1860. An impoverished Victorian beauty is unexpectedly reunited with the now beastly earl who once broke her heart. Will they finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?