My name is Ellie Winters, and I’m one of those unfortunate women you hear about on the news—but you never think my fate will ever happen to you. Not that I blame you for believing that. Honestly, I thought the same thing, until I became a statistic, a missing person who was assumed dead. Wrong place, wrong time.
Except…I’m not dead. Not yet. I was kidnapped, shackled, beaten, and deprived of the basic necessities, and pretty much left to find a slow, painful demise. I’m hanging on, but just barely. I’m not even sure what I’m waiting for since there’s no hope for me, nobody waiting for me. I had finally given up, resigned myself to my inevitable death…when the one man who could make me want to live again finds me more dead than alive. After so many months in captivity, I’m lost, hopelessly damaged. Is it even possible for me to come out of the darkness and into the light again?
As the New Year begins, they find themselves facing very different circumstances.
Dane is a street racer stuck with a blown engine, no money, and no options after he gets fired for saving a damsel in distress.
Izzy can’t believe she was just rescued by the same handsome stranger she walks past, and lusts after, on a daily basis. With a massive blizzard about to bury the town, she ends up taking him in for the night.
Sparks fly when she brings out his playful side, and he shows her a passion she’s never known before.
As they slowly begin to trust each other, walls come down and tragic pasts emerge. Dane is haunted by the family he never had, while Izzy will stop at nothing to deny her birthright.
When Dane receives an offer he can’t refuse, will one bad decision cost him everything? Or will fate intervene and send these two down the path they were destined for?
This is a full length, stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers. Please be advised that you will find strong language, attractive men with tattoos, a dog with a cat name, steamy bedroom scenes including one involving Doritos, plenty of character backstory, and a very healthy dose of humor.
It’s all a game until they’re betting with their lives.
Alaya Matthews is in search of freedom. Tired of her mundane life, she packs everything she owns into two bags and heads for Europe. Her plan is simple: see the world and be adventurous, don’t get tied down, don’t settle for less than her heart’s desires, and never fall in love.
However, Alaya didn’t plan for Cole Ashford.
Drawn to her love of life, Cole wants to know how to live again. For seven years he’s been dead inside, and the numerous threats hanging over his head have finally caught up with him. What Cole doesn’t realise is accepting Alaya’s help will mean confronting every part of his tainted past. Alaya is desperate to know what haunts him, and she’s so certain he’ll reveal it she invents a bet he can’t refuse.
One is never enough though, and as they grow closer together, the more daring their wagers become. Neither of them will back down from a challenge, but the stakes are being raised. Gambling on Cole may cost Alaya her heart, or even worse, her life.
The lone survivor of a terrible night, where fate was so unkind, Ben Carpenter has resolved himself to a life of loneliness. After all, love has made him aware of only one thing – overwhelming misery – and he’d never go down that road again.
Submersing himself into running Fairfax and his side gig as a volunteer firefighter, he is shocked when envy suddenly takes hold as his best friend marries the love of his life. But before he can deal with the idea of reopening his heart to love, tragedy strikes again… just not for him.
As secrets of his wife’s betrayal come to light, Ben is faced with a new reality; and an opportunity to heal stares him straight in the face, in the form of Hannah.
Bonded by their similar losses, he begins to wonder…
When Zach “Gunner” Cooper rode into my life ten years ago, he turned me inside out with a single kiss. Then he discovered who I am—his best friend’s little sister—and he never touched me again.
Now he’s the Hellfire Riders’ sergeant at arms—sexy, dangerous, and still the only man who’s ever set my body on fire. I’ve tried to stop wanting him. I’ve tried and tried. But this time…I have to get over him. Because everything I feel for him is killing me inside.
For ten years, I’ve pretended that I don’t think of Anna Wall as anything other than our enforcer’s little sister. Because the blood running through my veins is poison, and getting close to Anna will only destroy her.
But when her brother goes missing and the past comes calling, and a threat to her life waits at her front door…there’s no pretending anymore. She’s mine. She’ll always be mine.
And I’ll do anything to break through Anna’s defenses and make her believe it.
Valentine is undeniably the sexiest professor in the law school. Heck, he’s the sexiest professor on campus! Not a strand of his windblown hair is out of place. His eyes are brown and intense. He looks like a hunky character in a popular daytime soap opera or something. All the girls want him, and the fact that he’s a widower makes them want him even more. But unlike the rest of the lust-stricken puppies, I understand that he’s way out of my league. But when we become kindred souls in our grief, will we end up crossing that uncrossable line?
She has to trust him to love him…but not to want him.
Gwenn’s life has been marked by fury and rebellion, and she has the scars to prove it. As a slave, each new owner she’s had has only made her fight more. But when she is bought by a gladiator training school, she finally finds something to fight for—glory in the arena, where everyday people are made immortal.
The gladiators at the school think her presence there is a joke. That includes her trainer, Lucius. This cocky arena veteran has a body molded from marble, and his arrogant persona lights her mind on fire. Every glance from him sends wet heat through her body. Their chemistry is instant, and soon both ache to join each other in a battle that would tear down any bedroom.
But Lucius’s past places a series of obstacles in their way. None are more terrible than the bloody secret he holds that would destroy any hope he has for Gwenn’s affection.
As desperate as she is to be close to him, he only pushes her further away. And when the truth is spilled in a thrilling, violent climax, Gwenn must decide between her unstoppable attraction or her desire for victory.
Gwenn was born a warrior. But it’s only in the arena that she will know if she wants the love of a gladiator.
A secret heiress decides to seek a more fulfilling career and unknowingly throws herself into the path of an old obsession, Alistair Martin. The CEO is a hot, obscenely wealthy vineyard owner with a razor sharp business mind who pursues the heiress out of curiosity and decides to invest into her failing events management company. Anna is not what he expects and he has to change his game plan if he hopes to convince the secret heiress to let down her guard enough to leap into a wild affair.
A Swedish pro hockey player with a rough reputation meets the American girl next door in a steamy twist of travel and adventure. Will they be able to overcome his dark past and her uncertain future to turn their sensual nights into something more?
Photographer Caroline Mendoza finally sheds her safe life in Michigan for adventure and a fresh start, and her first stop is Sweden. But Stockholm suddenly becomes more than just a casual stopover when Caroline discovers her reclusive next-door neighbor is ex-Red Wings player Niklas Almquist, whose high-profile alpha bad-boy image, both on and off the ice, has followed him back to Sweden.
While Niklas’s darker side draws her to him, she knows the sensible decision is to move on from Stockholm before she gets too attached. Her time in Stockholm is running out. She must choose between what is safe and what her heart tells her is right. Is she strong enough to take the risk?
Although Elsa knows that Roderick, the lord's heir, is pursuing her only for her generous breasts, she can't help but respond to his bright eyes and broad shoulders. But it's not only her heart that's affected: the women of her family begin producing milk as soon as they become intimate with a man.
Elsa can guard against physical intimacy, but Roderick's very presence stimulates her inherited trait. Worse, she finds herself falling in love with the young lord, a man far above her station. As her master, he can use her ability to lactate for whatever purpose he chooses – unless she can somehow keep her ability secret.