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Here are some newer erotic romance and eroticas, compiled for you and HEA by some of our favorite authors (info provided by publishers and/or their websites):
Justice Healed (The Cowboy Justice Association) by Olivia Jaymes (Blonde Ambition Press). Dr. Madison Shay has left Chicago and moved back to her small town roots to take over her father's medical practice. She's not the skinny, gawky red haired, four-eyed girl any longer but it sure feels that way. Sheriff Tanner Marks might have been the captain of the football team years ago but things aren't as rosy now. He doesn't really have time in his life for a woman. Considering the things he's done in his past, he's not sure he deserves one either. Is it too much to ask that fate send him someone? Madison and Tanner aren't looking for love but it feels like the town has other plans. They keep finding themselves thrown together and it's not unpleasant in the least. In fact, they're starting to enjoy themselves. There just might be a future for them after all.
Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse (Xcite Books). Alice Brown just landed her dream job. Property manager at Davenport Manor. It's only a nine-month contract, but it's a boost up the career ladder. Things don't get off to the best start, but her boss turns things around and makes her out to be the one in the wrong. So when he and his best friend then throw an ultimatum at her, she's so stunned that she goes along with their indecent proposal.
Vaaden Captives by Jessica Coulter Smith (Changeling Press). Three women. Three destinies. Will the Fates bring them love, despite their circumstances? Captured on Earth,
Sorcha, Enid and Susan are taken to a planet in another galaxy – Vaaden - for the sole purpose of pleasing the Vaaden warriors. The women are unsure of their future and fearful of what's to come. Slaves, bound to owners who crave them for the pleasure they can bring, the women despair of ever finding happiness again. But then the unthinkable happens.
Gael and the Goddess by J.S. Wayne (Changeling Press). Every millennium Yemala, the Sea Goddess, travels to shore to maintain good relations between land and waves. A chance encounter with fisherman Liam McGrue entwines their hearts and destinies. In his arms, Yemala learns even the heart of a goddess is subject to the whims of Fate. Now Liam must choose between his simple life and helping the sensual deity secure her besieged throne. A choice that could cause or prevent the ultimate immortal war…
Master by Catherine Taylor (Catherine Taylor). It is 1995, four years after
Ukraine has declared independence. Lena Petrenko cares little about her country or her miserable life. As the daughter of a racketeer, she has seen enough violence and has shut the whole world out. She lives in her bedroom with her baby doll and immerses herself in fairy tales, creating her own happy endings. When her father forces her to attend his cage fights, Lena finds herself caught up in the brutality when she is claimed as the winner's trophy. Her terrifying champion is nothing like the prince of her stories. He is every bit the beast and she is hardly a beauty. Lena soon learns that there is more to this stranger than his hard exterior. He has a dark history and an agenda that somehow involves her, but behind all the muscle beats a tender heart. As she begins to face her own terrible past, she finds him to be an unlikely ally, evoking everything she has buried deep inside, including her passion. As her feelings for him deepen, Lena finds herself contending once again with a violent world. Now her captor must become her saviour, at the risk of losing each other, or losing their lives.
In the Den by Sierra Cartwright (Totally Bound). Dom Damien Lowell has always respected Domme Catrina Davidson. He likes the way she interacts with her subs, confident, kind, firm. And for years he's fantasised about her submitting to him. What could be hotter than having the sexy Domme squirming beneath his lash? One evening, Damien challenges her, saying she'd be a much better Domme if she experienced submission…to him. Catrina doesn't have a single submissive tendency. But she's oh-so turned on when she watches a sub respond to Damien. A secret part of her is intrigued, and she asks herself, what harm can come from giving him two weeks? Over the next fortnight, she is introduced to the pleasures and perils of servitude. She has to admit that he's right—her understanding of submission is deeper, more profound, than it would have been otherwise. But the private experiences they share in the Den leave her emotionally shattered, making her question everything she thought she knew. In her unique way, Catrina too, challenges Damien, forcing him to grow as a Dom, and he wonders how the hell he'll ever be able to let her go.
Attracted to Him by Jan Springer (Ellora's Cave). Newly single billionaire Daniel Knight has it all—luxurious estates, a successful company—and a whole lot of stress. After his personal physician orders Daniel to take a vacation, he takes off for his compound in the
Virgin Islands. Dr. Sander Jonas has lusted after his patient for years but due to a pesky sense of professional ethics—not to mention Daniel's former boyfriend—he's never made a move on him. But when Daniel is injured while swimming, Sander frantically rushes to his boss's aid and finally gives in to the overwhelming attraction he's kept hidden for too many years. Will scorching water sex with custom-made adult toys, hot, loving nights surrounded by lush palm trees and white sandy beaches prove to be exactly what the doctor ordered to heal Daniel's wounded heart?
Romancing the Beard by Sarah-Jane Lehoux (Ellora's Cave). Julia is sexy, stylish and sophisticated. But her perfectly designed life has one serious downside. Her only romance comes from the gay men for whom she acts as a beard. Hurt too many times, Julia has given up on love. But love hasn't given up on her. On what should be a straightforward trip to
Martha's Vineyard, Julia meets the flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous Ian and his sensitively sensual boyfriend James. Instantly attracted to both men, Julia struggles to stay professional but Ian and James have other ideas. A series of misadventures and steamy sex spin Julia's carefully constructed world on its head. With her broken heart, she can't believe this unconventional romance stands a chance. But Ian and James could save her from being a lonely beard forever.
Territorial by Irene Constantine (Ellora's Cave). Sunny has given up on finding a mate, knowing she isn't cut out for pride life, and sneaks away from her overprotective brothers to start over in Portland. When she meets Blake, though, all bets are off. He's human, but she doesn't care that a relationship with him is forbidden. He makes her happy and is the only man to challenge her during sex. Blake thinks he has a good life as chef and co-owner of a successful vegetarian restaurant. Meeting Sunny, though, makes him realize what he's missing. He falls for her fast and hard when she welcomes his inner caveman in the bedroom. He's ready to commit until her brothers interfere, whisking her away. Before they can find their way back to each other Blake is mistakenly targeted by a shifter scientist with an evil agenda. Suddenly he's an unwilling member of a hidden world and doesn't know if he can forgive Sunny's deception.
Panther, Be Mine by Ju DiMello (Ellora's Cave). Book 2 of the Inevitable series. Her heat brings them together. His fear forces them apart. Shea's heat might be ten years too late, but her feline side knows exactly what she wants. And her panther wants her best friend Darian as her mate. The "holiday romance" proves their sexual compatibility is explosive. But will she be able to convince him they belong together? Darian is battling his own demons. When Shea asks him to teach her to handle her heat, he is unable to say no. He wants to touch her, taste her and mark her as his own. But when she asks for more, he cannot say yes. He'd rather stay away to keep her safe. From him.
Neighboring Affairs by Cheryl Dragon (Ellora's Cave). Back in
London and free from the navy, Lieutenant Myles Harris is now a wealthy man of property. His late father parted Myles from his lover, the Earl of Thistledown, George Hardwick. Years apart have hurt both men, but their feelings haven't disappeared. George believes he has put the past behind him and has no interest in seeing Myles again. However, the earl can't turn away Myles' little sister, the sweet girl he watched grow up next door, when she runs from her abusive husband. Hiding her in his London home, George must also have Myles as a guest under his roof. The duo must work together for their common good. Passion reignites and soon the men are breaking laws! The options are few, but they'd much rather defy the law than deny their hearts and abandon their honor.
Heat in the Night by Margaret L. Carter (Ellora's Cave). Vampires don't fall in love with each other. When a female enters one of her rare heat periods, she chooses a mate for a night or two of raw sex to satisfy their mutual lust and possibly conceive a child. But young vampire Ingrid, brought up by human foster parents, has absorbed human notions about love and romance. When she begins her first estrus, she gets thrown together with her dear friend Bron, who can't stand to let any other vampire have her first. Realizing she has fallen in love with Bron, Ingrid embarks on a night of wild passion, determined to keep him from learning her shameful secret—that one night will leave her with a yearning for love that would baffle and repel most of her kind.
Designed to Seduce by Nan Comargue (Ellora's Cave). Ten years ago, Mallory agreed to her best friend Kelsey's shocking request—to seduce Kelsey's eighteen-year-old nephew to rescue him from a toxic girlfriend. It's the hottest sex either of them has experienced—but Mallory's guilt prevents her from continuing the relationship. A decade after the incident, Mallory's life has gone downhill. Recently divorced, she's struggling to pay the bills and keep her small design company limping along when Jamie appears at her door—all grown up and sexier than ever. Jamie wants the truth—why did she leave him all those years ago? Using every sexual trick in his arsenal, he plays havoc with all of Mallory's defenses as he attempts to wrest the reason from her. As passionate as their sexual encounters are, Mallory still refuses to reveal her secret. But how long can her body—and her heart—hold out against the all-out erotic war this hot younger man is determined to wage against her?
No Easy Way Out by Tara Tennyson (Ellora's Cave). When Ruthanne meets Daniel, he opens her eyes to a new world of power games—and he's always the boss. A blowjob in her office? Making love in a limo? All in a day's work. But what Ruthanne doesn't realize is that Daniel's desires include more than she can handle—multiple partners, sexual sadism and enormous dildos are on his wish list. She knows she has to finish things before he makes her do something she will really regret. But her life is so entangled with his that there's no easy way to extricate herself. Then she meets Ed, whose surveillance equipment seems to provide an answer. But to be free of Daniel, she has to submit to the worst humiliation yet. Will it prove to be worth it?
The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Tara Sue Me, author of The Submissive Trilogy. You can visit her at www.tarasueme.com.
Rift Hunters 1: Untamed Hawaiian Heat by Shay MacLean (Loose Id). In the year 2513, Kiana Grant, with the help of her love, Mateo Castillo, commands the group of rebels working to eradicate the terrorist cell that has taken over her beloved Hawaii—the Middle East's last conquest in the world. In the middle of a hunt for key members of the cell, a vortex rips open the sky and literally throws a man at Kiana and Mateo's feet. Born and raised in the Phoinix Galaxy, Tiaki Jamison is part of an elite class of guardians known as Rift Hunters. While attempting to repair an unstable rift, he's sucked through and finds a woman standing over him. But not just any woman—the woman that his magic immediately identifies as his soulmate. When Mateo catches him kissing Kiana, Tiaki's magic indicates that the only answer is to bond with them both. Tiaki must convince Kiana and Mateo to complete the soul bond, which will join their magical forces, giving them the ability to stop the terrorist cell. Their bond means one last fighting chance against great evil. But can it foster a love that transcends time and space?
Scattered Siblings 2: Curse of the Fae King by Kryssie Fortune (Loose Id). Leonidas's nightmare: when he inherited the Fae throne, he inherited the curse a witch cast on his bloodline. No wonder he hates witches. His dirty secret: if he doesn't bed a different woman every month he'll turn feral – and he's bored to death with mindless sex. When he hunts down his escaped war dragon, his enemies trap him on earth and strip his powers. His month's almost up and if he doesn't bed someone soon, his beast will rise.
Meena's dream: to be good at something. Anything. Even sticking to a diet. Her secret: she's a failed witch masquerading as human. She accidentally bonds with Leonidas's escaped dragon. Sparks fly when he wants it back. Plunged into a world of stuck-up Fae, evil elves, and high-adventure they must solve a twenty-two year-old mystery. Along the way, they tumble into bed, and lust leads, unexpectedly, to love. When Leonidas's curse kicks in again, he'll have to abandon Meena and bed another. Is their love strong enough to survive their secrets and break the ancient curse?
The Care and Feeding of Sex Demons by Angela Fiddler (Loose Id). Keeping a sex demon happy is always the safest option, even if you have your own relationship issues. When saving the world on a regular basis, a happy home is very important. Cy's job as an apocalypse stopper isn't an easy one at the best of times, but with the help of his weird family, he survives. Sure, he sneaks out every once and a while to watch August his sex demon feed, but he loves and is committed to Patrick, his fae prince lover. All adult relationships are based on compromise. It's just that most don't require sleeping with a sex demon to keep him alive and non-murder-y at the same time as you're trying to quit your job to save the world on your own time.
The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Patricia C. Lee, author of Destiny's Present. Her website is www.patriciaclee.com.
Tales of the Chosen by Kayelle Allen. Superstar Wulf Gabriel must depend on the one man he swore he would never trust again. The most powerful and feared man in the empire -- the Harbinger. Lust. Power. Forgiveness. A Chosen loves forever.
Jawk, Tales of the Chosen by Kayelle Allen. When immortal Luc Saint-Cyr arranges a menage with Wulf and Jawk, he gets far more than he bargained for. Pleasure. Trust. Possession. A Chosen's betrayal is forever.
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