When Emily Grey fails her exams at the end of her first year at university, she starts to worry that her easy-going approach to life may have laid waste to her plans for her future. But then she receives a letter telling her of a new scheme in which she will be given a second chance. This second chance, however, comes at a price. The world around Emily is changing rapidly, and new notions about discipline are being quietly introduced without most people even being aware of them. We follow Emily through this severe new world as she learns to navigate its humiliations, its hardships and its fascinating delights.
Jillian Whalley has lost a lot in recent years; she’s lost her parents to a drunk driver. She’s lost her brother and best friend to his career overseas, and she doesn’t know when she’ll see him again. She’s given up her position at Scotto, Whalley & Brown to panic attacks, unable to step foot inside her own office. If she’s following her mother’s philosophy, her Life Song is no longer playing; her music has gone away.
In life, we are often blessed with a host of friends who are like family and Jillian has those in abundance. They help her find her way back to her music and her Life Song. She also meets Reid Stewart, the actor she’s had a crush on since her teens. The attraction is instant, and he refuses to let her slip through his fingers. Reid offers her romance, desire and an all-consuming passion that she’s never known.
When life goes off the rails, sometimes it takes; crazy friends and family, a brand-new romance and some interesting clients to get you back where you belong, hearing your Life Song and realizing that your music is not gone.
Jeremy Spencer is just nineteen-years-old, and planning a long-awaited trip to the continent. He’s blindsided when his father informs him that he arranged his marriage years ago, and the wedding will take place in a week. Maybe the news would have gone over better if his bride wasn’t a thirteen-year-old girl.
Anne Jones had a happy childhood until her Papa became ill. Afraid of leaving her alone he contacts his old friend, William Spencer, to see if the betrothal between their children is going to be honored. He needs to know that Anne will be cared for before he dies.
The two will wed and then separate immediately after. They’ll be apart for more than five years. Anne will finish her education, and when Jeremy doesn’t return, make plans to go on with her life. She hopes she never sets eyes on Jeremy Spencer again; she just needs him to sign the annulment papers.
Jeremy is angry when he leaves for his tour of the continent, and vows not to return until the marriage can be annulled. He spends the next five years doing what young men do, because he never expects his marriage to last.
Jeremy finally returns with the intent to end his marriage, but one look at Anne makes him change his mind. He’ll have to work hard to get her to forgive him. Anne is smart, strong-willed, and not afraid to stand up for herself. She refuses to listen to Jeremy’s excuses or apologies, until he turns her over his knee and spanks her, and she agrees to give the marriage a chance.
Can Anne forgive and the two find happiness together?
James McCabe is done with his studies at Glasgow University and ready to return to Gleann. There’s only one problem; he can’t seem to forget about the cloaked lass he’s seen multiple times around the city. Everyone else thinks it’s a lad, but James knows better. He’s determined to meet her, and learn more about her before he leaves the city.
Nellie O’Malley has grown up on her Da’s ship traveling the seas on a boat filled with all men. When her Da is unfairly arrested by the Sheriff of Glasgow, she begins roaming the city, and finds out that the sheriff will overlook most crimes for a bit of coin. She steps in many times, but always with the hood on her cloak pulled up so no one can see her.
When James is arrested after a tavern brawl, he’s thrown into a cell with Liam O’Malley and Tomas. After the three of them talk, they decide to take matters into their own hands and expose the Sheriff of Glasgow to King James. When James finds out that Liam is looking for a husband for his daughter Nellie, he quickly volunteers. The only problem is getting Nellie to agree. Maybe turning her over his knee the first time they met wasn’t the best way to capture her heart, but James won’t give up, and the two get to know each other better as they travel to Aberdeen to see the King.
After a serious injury leaves her father incapacitated, Sarah Taylor is faced with a stark choice. To keep the farm that has been in her family for generations, she will have to run it herself. But despite her best efforts, it quickly becomes clear that she is going to need help.
Nick Martin is a champion bull rider, and when he accepts a job managing a farm he is just looking for a paycheck. But then he meets Sarah, and from the moment he sets eyes on her, Nick can tell she is in desperate need of a man who will take her in his arms… and over his knee.
Over the coming weeks, Nick makes it his business to care not only for the farm, but for Sarah as well, and it isn’t long before she is calling him daddy. Though she blushes crimson as her cute little bottom is bared for a spanking, his firm-handed correction arouses her intensely, and when he claims her properly his hard, dominant lovemaking leaves her utterly spent and satisfied.
As Nick and Sarah work to see the farm through the rough winter months, their bond grows stronger each day. But with both of their lives haunted by past tragedies that tore their families apart, can Nick finally find a way to forgive himself and be the daddy his little girl deserves?
What’s worse than death?
Falling in love with the enemy.
A princess sent to die.
A forbidding Lord.
A desire that cannot be extinguished.
She can’t help the attraction.
It’s instantaneous and undeniable.
She must do all she can to keep her secret.
But when he and his people discover the truth,
What will become of her?
Will this forbidden love destroy them both?
Publisher’s Note: This is a compilation of books 1-3 of the Bride of Fire. It’s steamy fantasy romance contains elements of power exchange.
When the gods breathed life into us, they blessed us with an element. Pity they didn’t care to bless us with anything else.
Mira had hoped she might find happiness in the arms of the Ice Lord. She was wrong. Political forces have driven them apart and the consequences are devastating for the fated mates. Despite all the past hurt and misunderstandings her fever for the infuriating man has not been extinguished, no matter how much she wants it to be.
Zorren never feared the cold until he’d tasted Mira’s warmth and passion. Mira is his and he is determined to claim her and restore her to her rightful place beside him: on the throne, in his life and in his bed. Now if only the little firebrand would cease her fruitless attempts to drive him away.
With rumblings in the South and conspiracy in the Iceari Court, Mira and Zorren need to present a united front more than ever. Are they brave enough to seize their second chance? Can they rebuild their trust and allow their love to blossom. Or will it be strangled by resentment and stubborn pride?
Publisher’s Note: This fantasy romance contains elements of danger, suspense, mystery, adventure, and sensual scenes set in an apocalyptic world
Lily Johnson said goodbye to her brothers and sister in Book 1 of the Johnson series ‘Married on the Oregon Trail’. She stayed behind in Paducah to marry Jeremiah Smith, and to get over losing the man she truly loved, Nick Garrett. She finds out that Jeremiah played a role in her parent’s deaths soon after. She blames herself and silently vows never to court a man again.
With the threat of war seeming more inevitable each day, John and Victoria Johnson decide to leave Paducah and travel with Lily to Oregon, where her brothers and sister went. It’ll be a fresh start for all of them, as they are joined by another of their grandsons, Mark Roberts.
Nick Garrett leaves Paducah heartbroken. He’s glad he was able to leave earlier than planned because watching Jeremiah with Lily is killing him. Nick knows if he doesn’t get away soon, he’ll end up doing something stupid. He travels to Independence, and although his wagon train isn’t leaving for a few weeks yet, he settles in and prepares himself for the journey, while trying to forget about Lily. He’s quite surprised when he sees John and Victoria pull their large Prairie Schooner into the wagon train camp, a few days before the train heads west to Oregon. He’s even more surprised to see Lily standing up behind them, and hanging onto the back of their seat.
Conditions on the trail are difficult, and many things go wrong, one of which leads to Lily and Nick having to marry. Although everyone else knows the two of them are made for each other, it may take a trip or two over Nick’s knee before Lily figures it out, as she struggles to forgive herself, and go on with her life.
Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in; ‘Married on the Oregon Trail The Johnsons Book 1’.
When the gods breathed life into us they blessed us with an element, a pity they didn’t care to bless us with anything else.
Princess Nymira’s life changed forever when a coup forced her to flee north and in doing so she found herself mated to Zorren, the formidable Ice Lord. Their instant connection is undeniable but their budding relationship is not without challenges.
Mira must now face the open hostility of a foreign court as she attempts to carve out a niche at Zorren’s side. New enemies work tirelessly to drive a wedge between the newly mated pair and their tentative bond of trust is tested to the limit. Are Mira and Zorren strong enough to withstand the storm or will her most guarded secret drive them apart?
Publisher’s Note: This is book two in the Bride of Fire Trilogy. This fantasy romance contains elements of danger, suspense, mystery, adventure, and sensual scenes set in an apocalyptic world.