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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):
Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan (Ellora's Cave). Royal Pride, Book 2. Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she's ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is challenging from the start and loving him has the potential to destroy her. After shouldering his twin's torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he'd have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin's persistent. He'll convince his stubborn female that he's the man she's been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.
Unredeemable, Immortal Redeemers, Book 2 by J. Hali Steele (Changeling Press). Chancellor Lorca's last good act was to sacrifice immortality by bestowing his mantle of trust on a young Redeemer capable of saving immortals from their own demise. Carrying a secret that could change things forever, Chance exists alone seeking his own destruction while leaving pain and death in his wake until he meets Brooke, an Immortal Redeemer who despises him for giving up hope in humankind. Hawk shifters, their animals hunger for each other, stirring flames of desire inside the man and woman, a fire that burns out of control until they come together in the flesh. Wanting more, Chance declares her hawk belongs to him, but Brooke vows to hold her heart to herself. Hell is freezing over, and there will be no redemption…Chance won't rest until he captures and steals Brooke's heart.
Finding Satisfaction by Diane Leyne (Siren Publishing). Satisfaction Texas 1. Jess Archer is a woman on the run. It's just her and her dog and a hundred thousand dollars in stolen drug money. She needs a place to hide out and finds herself in Satisfaction Texas, and in the arms of rancher Murphy Smith and blacksmith Cole Reacher. But her dirty cop ex-boyfriend Lance Dent is hot on her heels, having made a deal with a drug cartel that Jess has jeopardized.
Explicit Detail by Cassandre Dayne (Cassandre Dayne). Opposites attract? Really? Not when one man held secrets. For Bryan Black, enduring a company seminar was the last thing on his agenda, even if Julez Mendez, the instructor, was one hot man. As the cat and mouse game grew and sparks flew, they finally indulged in one night of passion. When Bryan learned the man had someone in his life, he pushed away. He'd endured enough lies from those he believed in. As the mystery was unraveled, one highlighting true love, one question remained – could they trust each other?
This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas (Forever). Ava and Jesse are getting married, and Ava believes their troubles are now behind them. But on what should be the happiest day of her life, Ava is faced with new problems. Her brother is determined to prove that Jesse isn't the man she thinks he is. Could there be truth to his words? Has Ava bound herself to a man who will take her to the edge of ecstasy—or to the brink of despair?
Conflicting Interests by Elizabeth Finn (Ellora's Cave). English teacher Katrina Page's patience is put to the test when sexy detective Dillon Adler saunters into her classroom forty-five minutes late for parent-teacher conferences. Their first meeting is anything but amicable—but they're soon together again in an entirely different and more unpleasant situation. When Dillon responds to a home invasion and assault, the last person he expects to see is his son's fiery-tempered—and damn attractive—teacher, who has been haunting his thoughts since he aggravated her only days before. It soon becomes clear that Katrina's attacker's intentions are far more sinister than anyone initially realized and Dillon and Katrina's time together becomes a necessity. But as the investigation heats up and their attraction mounts, Dillon is faced with a choice. Ignore the rules about getting involved with a witness—or risk it all for love.
Instruction by Seduction by Jessica Shin (Ellora's Cave). You do not open the box. The box opens you. When Leah picks up an ornate box at a flea market she knows it's special. But she has no idea how her life as a sexually disappointed college student and grocery store cashier will be transformed. Through forces unknown, the box summons Hale—a man who knows Leah inside and out. He uses their no-strings-attached sexual escapades—which include a hot threesome and light bondage—as lascivious lessons to teach Leah what she needs to succeed in her job, education and relationships. With each sexual encounter growing more and more extreme, Leah comes away challenged and questioning everything. But will Leah listen to her new instincts and embrace the life of her dreams or will she continue to hide in her old and comfortable but self-defeating ways?
Wild Release by Amy Ruttan (Ellora's Cave). Bear shifter Étienne is haunted by the ghosts of his past. He is physically and emotionally scarred but that doesn't stop him from protecting his chief and his clan. Until one day when one of those ghosts comes back into his life. Cara Christoph was forced to flee her people a decade ago in order to protect everyone she loved, including the man she was going mate with, Étienne. She never thought she'd see him again, until he ends up on her doorstep. Étienne has one job to do, bring Cara home to her dying mother. He can't let himself get attached, but being so close to her makes the beast inside him wild. All too soon, the passion he thought long gone is rekindled into a burning flame. A flame that comes perilously close to being snuffed out when Étienne's troubled past catches up with him.
Edge of Ecstasy by Elizabeth Lapthorne (Ellora's Cave). Book 7 in the Urban Seductions series. Melissa is an Assassin and one of the best. Fiercely independent and with her own set of rules, she always works alone and never harms an innocent. When her best friend is murdered, she swears to hunt down the killer. But for that she needs information and assistance. Daniel Cranston believes strongly in working for the greater good but he didn't ask for a partner, particularly not a sexy blonde bombshell with revenge on her mind. When they realize how powerful their prey is, it's far too late to turn back. Melissa is determined to avenge her friend, and Daniel can't bring himself to leave her side. Passion and magic explode around them. On the tail of a rogue Assassin, one who is increasing his powers by draining his victims, what few rules they each hold dear are all going to be left far behind.
Queen's Quest by Suz deMello (Ellora's Cave). Janus is a planet that lacks both tilt and spin. Its Shadowlands is the pewter band of dusk dividing the violently hot Lightside of the planet from its Darkside, which is imprisoned by eternal night. Birth rates on the planet are low and indiscriminate mating and ménage sex are encouraged. Audryn, Queen of Shadow, has reached that time in her life when she must choose a king to rule with her or fail to bear an heir, casting not only her realm but all of Janus into chaos. Despite her duty, she is reluctant to share power, even a bit distrustful. Janus' nobles vie for Audryn's hand. Although she enjoys trysting with all her suitors, none seize her heart. Then Storne, the warrior Prince of Darkness, arrives to claim her as his bride, and she finds she cannot resist his masterful ways.
Chained by Desire by Regina Puckett & Charity Parkerson (Ellora's Cave). Book 2 in the Seven Levels Series. Not good enough for heaven but not bad enough to burn, Kylie has a slight problem. She's dead and trapped between the realms. Left with no options she follows Detective Liam Stone on the hunt for her killer. Death has left Kylie invisible but does nothing to dampen her desire for the sexy detective. Instead it gives her the freedom to do as she pleases with his body, and what a delicious body it is. Liam's determined to solve Kylie's case but as the clues uncover an underground world of demonic torture and pacts, Liam must face his own secrets or the flames of passion won't be the only ones the couple will have to face.
Extreme Circumstances by Chandra Ryan (Ellora's Cave). Universal Defiance, Book Three. Julian hadn't wanted to become a genetically enhanced soldier. His father, the colonel, expected it. But when he sees his commanding officer for his first mission, he admits there might be some perks. Commander Gates is a wet dream wrapped up in a standard-issue military uniform. He knows better than to mess around with an officer though. The last thing he wants is the complication of a relationship. But when the mission goes sideways and soldiers start dying, he realizes sex might be the best way to simplify things, especially given the scorching encounters Gates provides. A relationship though? They'll have to survive the mission before they can worry about that.
The Good Switch by Karen Mercury (Siren Everlasting Classic). Natasha Woolf's delinquent teen son is giving her nothing but headaches. Enter Ari Braverman, politician turned powerful food critic, and she welcomes the help. Ari is a charismatic, cultured silver fox in an expensive business suit, and Natasha wants to restore order to the chaos that has become of her life. Ari's brand of domination equals security and safety for her. After a nasty breakup in Washington, D.C., Ari hesitates to accept a new submissive. But he discovers the spitfire restaurant owner has a feisty side that refuses to offer total surrender, and he's surprised that her rebel play turns him on. When his old girlfriend pops up begging to reconcile, Ari sends the ex-sub packing. Kelly worms her way into the graces of politicos supporting his congressional bid, with deadly intentions for the sub who has taken her place. Natasha must fight tooth and nail to prove she is...The Good Switch.
Promises of Mercy (Montana Promises, Book 1) by Vella Day (Erotic Reads Publication). Killing is wrong. The reason doesn't matter. When oncology nurse, Amber Delacroix, learns her reckless brother has been in a paralyzing motorcycle accident, sorrow fills her soul. He's murdered a few days later, and now she's utterly devastated. Adding to life's cruelty, the cowboy cop assigned to her brother's case brings her in for questioning. Stone Benson, the paramedic who brought Amber's brother into the hospital, stays by her side throughout the tragedy, treating her with kindness and compassion—something she hasn't experienced much in her life. Amber yearns for more than his comforting words, and they embark on a tremulous journey. Just when she feels their relationship is at a turning point, he reveals that he likes to share his women with his good friend and roommate, Cade. That turns out to be a huge problem because Cade is the cop who believes she's guilty of killing her brother.
Cowgirl Up by Marteeka Karland (Marteeka Karland). Julie Ann is trying to make the best of a bad situation. It's time to cowgirl up and do something about it instead of wallowing in self pity. Wyatt knows the trouble Julie Ann faces and he's determined to help any way he can. Especially when he realizes the incredible woman he's found with her. Knowing Julie Ann would never accept his assistance normally, Wyatt takes matters into his own hands. All he has to do is prove to her he wants her forever.
The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Desiree Holt, author of Quarterback Sneak. Her website is http://www.desireeholt.com/.
The Trouble with Memories by Eva Lefoy (Decadent Publishing). Helium toads! Lieutenant Lucy Borasco has her phase pistol ready and her ex-boyfriend in her sights. She has every intention of making him pay for choosing his career over her. But she hadn't factored in a Martian sneak invasion, Cal's incessant need to save the universe, or the risk of permanent damage to her complexion. Getting Cal back will cost her more than she thinks, leaving her changed forever. Captain California Sykes' memories are gone, his career is in ruins, and his ex-girlfriend nearly kills him with a kiss. Can he overcome the Martian invasion, save the rest of the team and win Lucy back again in the process? Or will his seat-of-the-pants plans and the canned fish rations cost him everything he holds dear, including his sanity?
Beauty and the Brigadier by D.L. Jackson (Decadent Publishing). When the Cold War meets apple pie, sparks fly. Brigadier General Eli Wells needs a date, but he's not been out socially since his wife passed two years before. The lack of a personal life is making him unbearable to be around and the staff has even begun to call him the beast behind his back. When he asks his Aide-De Damp to find him a date for a special party, his best friend—and post commander overhears the conversation and sees an opening to help Eli out of his slump. Together, the lieutenant and major general enlist the help of Madam Eve in hopes that Eli will agree to the setup. Heaven knows, someone needs to get him to relax. Anya Volkov's modeling days are over. At the suggestion of her former agent and only friend, she elects to try an internet dating service called 1Night Stand. The first time she meets General Eli Wells, she knows he's everything she asked for and more, but he also seems to be holding back and testing her. Can she get him to loosen up and take a chance, or will the date be over before it starts?
The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Beth Williamson (Emma Lang), author of The Fortune (Malloy series, book nine). Her website is http://www.bethwilliamson.com/.
She's All Tied Up by Cathryn Cade (Samhain Publishing). Carlie Milton is finally out from under her judgmental mother's thumb. She has a great job, great friends, a loving father and brother… but her love life is a series of disasters. When she's rescued from her latest dating debacle by bodybuilder Jake Stone, she can't resist his invitation to his BDSM club. The results are orgasmic, and Carlie comes back for more…until the night she goes all in. And Jake's reaction, driven by a ghost from his past, drives her back into her shell. An ex-Marine, Jake believes self-discipline and control are the only things holding his life together. Until Carlie. Her lush body, tender vulnerability and unquestioning trust shake him to the core, jarring loose the tight lid he keeps on his demons—at the worst possible time. Now, to help her find the courage to try again, he's going to have to do something he's never done before. Make peace with his past.
GNO -- Girls Night Out #1 by T. Lynne Tolles, Marianne Morea, Morgan Kearns and Allie K. Adams (TBR Authors). Baby, it's cold outside! So how about a Girl's Night Out to heat things up? Bestselling authors, Allie K. Adams, Morgan Kearns, Marianne Morea and T. Lynne Tolles have joined forces in a Girl's Night Out themed four-pack of sizzling stories! Bundle up with this hot combo of contemporary and paranormal novellas guaranteed to spice up your winter season!
Dianthe Rising by J. B. Miller (JK Publishing). In book one of the Dia Mclearey Series: Twenty years ago a young woman was seduced by the Celtic god, Belenus. She gave birth to a daughter destined to give her mates the power to rule the worlds. However, a mother's love knows no bounds. She would deny the very gods to ensure her daughter safety. However, destiny proves it cannot be held back. Now living in London, Dianthe is oblivious to her gifts. Until a girls' night out almost cost her everything when she meets a hungry vamp. That night, the world she knew turns upside down and she is thrown into the paranormal world. What does a supposedly human, a wolf king, and an ancient Fae have in common? A woman they each want as their own. Join in as Daniel, Kale, and Robin set out to prove that Dianthe was meant for them. When the passion flares, can her mates overcome their jealousy before they have to go back to where it all began? Will they survive the battle at the stone of Dianthe's Rising?
Taming the Wilde by Loki Renard (Blushing Books). Young Jane Wilde was once a noblewoman, but the coming of a dark plague and winds of ill fortune have led her to the streets of London where she survives on her wits alone, stealing enough food to eat, and fencing enough pretty jewelry to keep a roof over her head. Unfortunately for the once Lady Wilde, the British empire is still in an expansive state and intends to settle the far off Australian continent not only as a penal colony, but as a lawful outpost of the empire. To that end they need women to sate the lusts of the criminal men already languishing in that desolate place. When Jane is caught stealing bread and put before a judge, her sentence is inevitable: deportation. Once aboard the transportation ship Jane catches the eye of Master Roake, the man charged with overseeing discipline. Jane thinks him cruel and harsh, but her fear does not quell her natural defiance. Indeed, her rebellious nature sets her across his path many times -- and equally many times across his knee. Jane's proud nature cannot bring her to submit to the man who wields leather as naturally as he breathes.
For the Love of Isaac by Victoria Smith (Liquid Silver Books). The last person Alaina wants to ask for help is Isaac. The emotions of the past are just too painful. The last person Isaac wants to see again is Alaina. She reminds him of a past he wants only to forget. But when the balance between good and evil is threatened, it's up to Alaina and Isaac to find a way to work together to defeat the threat. Victoria Smith weaves a haunting tale in For the Love of Isaac, her hot new paranormal romance. When Alaina inherits her grandmother's house, she gets far more than just the eccentric woman's massive knickknack collection. Desperate for help with the increased paranormal activity around her, she calls the one person she thinks can help—despite the memory of the night he turned her down. Isaac is hesitant to help Alaina when he realizes what else she's inherited from her grandmother. He doesn't want to be reminded of his past, but if he doesn't work to resolve it, Alaina will be murdered. Together they must find a way to stop the demonic threat.
Inescapable by Saskia Walker (Saskia Walker). When Lily Howard agrees to meet the man she is having a powerfully erotic online affair with, she subsequently walks into a crime scene. Sexy police officer Seth Jones takes her into witness protection together with her online lover, Adrian Walsh, a man with crucial evidence for a court case. Deep in the heart of the Welsh countryside and locked up in a secluded hideaway with these two men — one alpha dominant policeman, and a wry, sensitive accountant who knows her every secret erotic desire — Lily soon becomes embroiled in a torrid ménage a trois that surpasses her every fantasy. Lily is wildly empowered by living her innermost desires in the safety of the hideaway. Adrian is the key that unlocks her sexuality, and Seth is the master who sets them both free. As danger stalks ever closer and the three lovers are torn apart, they each find that deep emotional bonds have also been forged. Can Lily ever forget what they shared? Does she even want to?
The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Tara Sue Me, author of The Submissive Trilogy. You can visit her at http://tarasueme.com/.
Dangerous Deputy by Talya Bosco (Loose Id). Julia's irritated when she's stopped on a country road by a cop when she wasn't even speeding. When the cop turns out to be Dennis, the deputy she's lusted after since she met him, annoyance is the last thing she's feeling. Her hormones go haywire and she lets her desire for a "dirty cop to have his way with her" be known. She's more than surprised when he takes her up on it, right there at the side of the road. And then invites her back to his house for the weekend. Everything's going just great, until she finds out her brother-in-law put him up to it. Then, fantasy or not, she wants nothing more to do with him. Too bad her dangerous deputy has no interest in letting her get away.
Eagle's Heart by Alyssa Cole (Loose Id). Salomeh Jones is a Brooklyn high school teacher whose attempt to aid an abused student ruins her career and puts her life in jeopardy. Julian Tamali is a special agent hot on the trail of the Albanian mafia boss responsible for a slew of crimes, including the death of Julian's family. When Julian finds a connection between the mafia boss and the disgraced school teacher, he sets into motion a series of events that will change their lives forever. A night of pleasure throws them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who has kidnapped Salomeh's student and is possibly providing weapons to terrorists. Caught in a web of passion, danger, and betrayal, Julian and Salomeh must stop the mafia boss or forfeit their chance at redemption — and their lives.
Tornado Allie by Shelly Bell (Loose Id). Since beating cancer, television news producer Allie Schwartz has been on a mission to tackle everything on her bucket list. First task—seeing a live tornado. When her best friend's older brother, sexy storm-chasing tour guide Drake Roberts, offers to help with the naughty items from her list, she agrees to a one night stand and hands him the sexual reins. Contractually forbidden from fraternizing with the guests and worried his sexual dominance would offend her, Drake has reluctantly kept his hands off the courageous Allie for five torturous days. But after experiencing his own brush with death and learning she works for the television station where he's been hired as the new meteorologist, he can't keep his attraction a secret any longer. So when he accidentally reads her naughty list, he withholds the fact they'll soon be co-workers and seizes the opportunity to fulfill her fantasies. All but one. Because if he has his way, they'll last longer than one night.
Under His Skin 2: Flirt by Mina Kelly (Loose Id). Toby's happy with his life in the small fishing village of Haggenby. At least, he thought he was. When he rescues a selkie who identifies himself as Flirt in sign language--not so much a name as a warning label, as Toby's father notes — he's forced to recognize he's withdrawn from the world, and the world thinks it's because he lost his hearing in his teens. Stung, Toby takes Flirt out on a date, but that attracts the wrong kind of attention from the wrong kind of people: scientists keen to dissect Flirt and prove the existence of the supernatural. Flirt is kidnapped and Toby must attempt a daring rescue if he wants to keep his lover. He just hopes his lover wants to be kept.