by Joyce Lamb)
I dare you to read this list of new releases from this week (and a few from recent weeks) and not add way too many titles to your TBR pile ... (And these are just some of the highlights. Lots more books came out!)
Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman. Combining the coastal charm of JoAnn Ross's Shelter Bay series with Mary Kay Andrews's love of home improvement and building relationships, Donna Kauffman brings readers the second of The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove and the women who join them in rebuilding, renovating and refurbishing their lives.
The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman. Lady Lucy Upton's tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the Duke of Claringdon…but it turns out that he's made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated. And Lucy is shocked to discover that tangling with the tenacious man is the most fun she's had in ages. Lord Derek Hunt made a promise to his dying friend to marry the demure Cassandra, and for a man who wants nothing more than peace and quiet after the horrors of war, she'll make the perfect bride. If only the impudent Miss Upton will let him court the girl! Doing battle is the last thing on his mind, but bantering with Lucy behind the bushes is too tempting to resist. And the spoils of this war just may be true love…
The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride by Victoria Alexander. #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander headlines Kensington's list with a captivating new historical romance set during the Victorian period in which the events of a wedding transform a couple's feelings of lust into love.
Once Bitten, Twice Burned by Cynthia Eden. In the second in her Phoenix Fire series, USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Eden delivers sizzling paranormal suspense with a dark, irresistible hero in the tradition of Nalini Singh and Pamela Palmer.
No Sunshine When She's Gone by Kate Angell. Sweet, smart, sexy summer beach reading doesn't get any better than No Sunshine When She's Gone—the third in national bestselling author Kate Angell's contemporary Barefoot William series, ideal for fans of Rachel Gibson's quirky romances and Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor novels.
Summer Days by Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter, Holly Chamberlin. Beach reading at its best—this summer-themed anthology, headlined by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, offers four stories of sun-filled days and warm, intoxicating nights…
Another Woman's Man by Shelly Ellis. The third book in the Gibbons Gold Digger Series featuring Dawn Gibbons. Dawn is shocked when her father reappears in her life, wanting to reconnect. But her wealthy father comes complete with jealous relatives and the handsome young lawyer, Xavier Hughes, whom Dawn finds dangerously sexy because he's engaged to her newfound half-sister. When Xavier's suspicious fiancée insists he investigate Dawn, he's also pushed closer to Dawn and to temptation.
A Family Affair by Fern Michaels. Consistently "inventive and entertaining" (Booklist), #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels will delight her legions of fans once again with this captivating and heartfelt new novel, as a Las Vegas dancer finds unexpected love—and gains the courage to live according to her heart.
Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter. Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Angels of the Dark tale about a winged warrior renowned for his ruthlessness, and the woman who becomes his obsession…. A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies. He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from his enemy's clutches—a beauty who stokes the fires of his darkest desires. Elin Vale has her own deep-rooted scars, and her attraction to the exquisite warrior who freed her challenges her every boundary. But Thane's unwavering determination to protect her means she must face her greatest fears—and enter a world in which passion is power, and victory means breathtaking surrender.
Soul Surrender by Katana Collins. Paranormal romance at its hottest, edgiest, and most original—Katana Collins' Soul Stripper series continues with a new novel brimming with her trademark sensuality and unforgettable characters. A fallen angel with a bounty on her head, Monica's a succubus with an unquenchable craving for sex. Of course that means human lovers are off limits, and so she keeps her distance from Drew, the one mortal she actually cares about.
Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen. Adam Chamberlin was the third son of a duke. No one expected anything of him …until tragedy strikes. As the new Duke of Rothford, he's determined to right the wrongs he's done—especially to Faith Cooper. When she won't accept his offer of a position as a lady's companion to his elderly aunt, he has to resort to other methods of persuasion…
Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen. Catherine Ling is one of the CIA's most prized operatives. Raised on the unforgiving streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen, already having accumulated more insight and secrets than the most seasoned professionals in her world. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. When Luke was kidnapped at the age of two, it nearly broke her. Now, nine years later, her son has astonishingly been returned to her and Catherine vows never to fail him again. But when her job pulls her away from home, she relies on the brilliant and deadly Hu Chang to safeguard Luke in her absence. Now Erin Sullivan, an American journalist with mysterious ties to Hu Chang, has been kidnapped in Tibet. If Catherine doesn't agree to spearhead the CIA rescue mission, she knows that Hu Chang himself will go, a possibility she can't risk. But she will be facing a monster whose crimes stretch back forty years, always eluding the CIA. And the job grows even more complicated when Catherine meets Richard Cameron, a supposed ally who's clearly not telling all he knows.
The Broken by Shelley Coriell. Journalist Kate Johnson is on the run, hiding from a serial killer who needs her dead and a past that left her scarred. Legendary FBI profiler Hayden Reed is on the hunt, desperate to track down Kate and gain her trust, for it's her darkest secret that can stop a madman who leaves in his wake broken mirrors and broken lives.
Starfall by Michael Griffo. Award-winning author Michael Griffo concludes his mesmerizing Darkborn Legacy series in Starfall, as a small Nebraska town becomes a battleground in a fight between light and dark—and one girl must look to the stars to reclaim her life…
A Warlock's Dance by Marina Myles. Giselle Swenov is a radiant opera star whose beauty is second only to her voice. That is, until a jealous enchantress transforms her into a mute and haggard old woman, and forces her to leave the man of her dreams at the altar on their wedding day. Now there's only one person able to reverse the spell: Giselle's warlock ex-fiance, Lucian Ivanu.
His Wicked Smile by Heather Hiestand. Third book in The Redcakes series, which centers on a world-class baking dynasty in Victorian London. Heather writes character driven stories that sizzle with chemistry. Taking place in and around the Redcakes bakery, Heather offers captivating period detail and tantalizing descriptions of Victorian era sweets that will make your mouth water.
Voice of an Angel by Becky Lower. Evelyn Hammer is a woman on the run from her past. Max Bainbridge is an ace reporter with a nose for a story. When they meet, sparks fly. Only by revealing the past can they forge a future. But some secrets are better left alone.
Always on My Mind by Bella Andre. After a tragic loss three years ago, Grayson Tyler leaves his life in New York City behind and starts over in the rolling hills of the California coast. He's convinced himself that all he'll ever need again is the blue sky, a thousand acres of pasture and the crashing waves of the ocean. That is, until the day Lori Sullivan barges into his life and promptly blows his emotionless and solitary world to shreds. Her passion and fire drive him crazy, as only a woman nicknamed Naughty can. But will Lori be able to convince him that it's safe to love her…and that forever isn't actually out of reach?
Season of Change by Melinda Curtis. Christine Alexander needs to prove herself as a top-notch winemaker, and in Harmony Valley she's got a chance to build something legitimate, quality and lasting. What she doesn't need is part-owner Slade Jennings poking his nose in her cabernet. Brooding, buttoned-up Slade Jennings won't be making things easy for his new hire. Someone has to worry about the bottom line. Forced into an uneasy partnership, the pair faces two challenges: create a spectacular award-winning vintage within months…and figure out if their tenuous friendship can grow into something deeper and lasting.
200 Harley Street: The Proud Italian by Alison Roberts. Top-notch surgeons Rafael and Abbie de Luca were once the Hunter Clinic's "dream team." But the joyous birth of their little daughter, Ella, brought the devastating news that she was suffering from a life-threatening condition, and their idyllic life came crashing down. Now, three months after her heartbreaking decision to ignore Rafael's wishes and try an experimental treatment for their daughter, Abbie has returned with a recovering Ella. As she's reunited with her proud Italian husband it's clear that their time apart has changed them…but can they rekindle their once bright and burning passion?
Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl. Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can't pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary. Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.
Beach Bar Baby by Heidi Rice. After some bad news, Ella jets off to sunny Bermuda for a bit of solo R & R. By day six, surrounded by honeymooners and smug marrieds, she has to admit the solo bit is getting a teeny bit boring! Why say no to a casual date at the bar with ripped, tanned and enigmatic Cooper Delaney? Baby! It's really not Coop's style to flirt with tourists, let alone hook up with one again. But he can't get the sweet London girl out of his head. A business trip to Europe is the perfect chance to see her. Only he finds Ella curvier, prettier…and keeping a secret he was so not expecting…!
Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy. Former mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: She's got to live in Landon's mansion. With her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan. Who could also inherit the business. Which is a phone sex empire. Wait, what? Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on!
The Bull Rider's Keeper by Lynn Cahoon. Jesse Sullivan isn't afraid of any thing, any man, or any bull. But when he decides to take a chance and carve out a life outside his rodeo career, he feels like he's walking on shaky ground.
Son of Dragons: Legends of Oblivion, Book 2 by Andrea R. Cooper. In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc's scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.
Double Take by Leslie Kelly. When her research about orgasms goes viral, sex therapist Lindsey Smith needs a place to lie low. Substitute teaching on Wild Boar Island, Michigan, promises not only privacy, but an opportunity to not think about sex. Which, thanks to the town's too-tasty police chief, lasts exactly one second. After the dangerous streets of Chicago, Mike Santori figured the island was a safe, sane place to settle down. Getting hot for the new teacher wasn't in the plan. Especially when he discovers that Lindsey is more than she claims to be. Mike decides to use every sexy trick in the book to strip Lindsey of her defenses and reveal all of her secrets. It's a wickedly sensuous journey, one that pushes both of them beyond their limits to the heart of their desires.
Abducted by a Prince by Olivia Drake. Ellie Stratham gave up her childhood dreams of a fairy tale romance long ago. To repay her late father's debts, she's forced to serve her spoiled cousin, Lady Beatrice. But Ellie has devised a secret plan to escape her life as a drudge. A plan that is thrown into jeopardy when she's abducted by a mysterious stranger. A notorious seducer of women—and a scoundrel to boot—Damien Burke has earned his nickname as the Demon Prince. But his plot to kidnap Lady Beatrice to make her brother return a priceless heirloom backfires—and he ends up with their penniless cousin Ellie as his hostage. By the time Damien realizes his mistake, he and his fiery-willed captive are trapped in a remote castle during a wild winter storm. And he soon finds that the true hostage may be his own heart.
Secrets of Seduction by Nicole Jordan. The most charming Wilde cousin, Lady Skye has secretly loved the enigmatic Earl of Hawkhurst since girlhood, long before the tragedy that left him scarred both physically and emotionally. When Skye learns that the celebrated hero has returned to England from his self-imposed exile to make a cold marriage of convenience, she brazenly plants herself on his castle doorstep, determined to convince Hawk that she alone is his true mate and destiny. An elite member of the Guardians of the Sword, Hawk has vowed never again to risk the pain of loving—but that's before he deals with the most enchanting, annoyingly persistent seductress he's ever encountered. One night of blazing passion leaves him impossibly torn. Will Hawk choose duty over love, or will he open his heart and let Skye's healing light penetrate his darkness?
Loch and Key by Shelli Stevens. The McLaughlins, Book 3. Years ago a terrifying attack left Kenzie McLaughlin trusting only a few men in her insular life on Whidbey Island—her brothers and her father. But when a sexy Navy guy who waltzes into the family pub doesn't hesitate to makes his interest known, no amount of mental red flags are enough to keep her from being tempted to dip a toe back into the dating pool. Twice burned in the past, Brett Craven has sworn off serious relationships, at least while he's still in the Navy. A gorgeous redhead with a fiery wit and wariness of men, though, has blown his well-reasoned strategy out of the water. There's no denying the attraction between the two, but Kenzie teeters on a tightrope anchored on one end by hope, the other by caution. Because if she lets her guard down long enough to fall for Brett, it could leave her vulnerable to the one man who's been left free to prey upon her fear.
She's All That by Cathryn Cade. Club 3, Book 3. Determined to overcome the lingering self doubts her cheating ex left behind, Sara James scrapes up the courage to join Club 3—where her instant, powerful attraction to Trace Bowen, the head Dom, sends her running in the wrong direction. From the moment he rescues Sara from the clutches of a coked-up Dom, Trace is enthralled. She's beautiful, brave, and poised on the edge of blossoming into the sub of his dreams. In the initial rush of enchantment, though, he omits a minor detail that causes a major problem. Back in college, Trace was Kai Kalo-Haimani's first love—until Kai's straight-laced family demanded he walk the line. Now Kai is back, heart in his hands, to ask for another chance. Even if it means accepting Sara as part of the package. Despite her attraction to both men, Sara's old demons come roaring back, threatening to push her back inside her shell of insecurity. Unless Trace and Kai can convince her that not only is she enough for one man, she's more than enough for two.
The Witch of Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney. Logan Harrison is looking for a wife. As the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, he needs a conventional and diplomatic woman who will stand by his side and help further his political ambitions. He most certainly does not need Mairi Sinclair, the fiery, passionate, fiercely beautiful woman who tries to thwart him at every turn. But if she's so wrong for him, why can't he stop kissing her? He is completely bewitched. Mairi Sinclair has never met anyone like Logan Harrison, the perfect example of everything she finds wrong with the world. He's also incredibly handsome, immensely popular, and impossible to resist. His kisses inflame her and awaken a passion she can barely control. Can two people who are at such odds admit to a love that would bind them together for life?
Dim the Lights by Lindsay Evans, Velvet Carter and Theodora Taylor. Enter the gateway to desire and celebrate the thrill and excitement of finding passion in the most exotic and unexpected places… Islands of Desire by Lindsay Evans: Erica Cross's tightly scheduled Greek Island getaway is thrown into disarray by a longer-than-expected cruise off Santorini. But hard-bodied and mysterious crewman Nikolas Stephanides makes this recent law school grad forget all about timetables—and her inhibitions. Is Erica's gorgeous lover too good to be true? Liquid Chocolate by Velvet Carter: Gourmet chocolatier Mika Madison is staying passionately single. Blaine Chess plans to change her mind, but she is just as determined to resist his sexy advances. Until the attraction simmering between them explodes during an unforgettable night in snowy Vail…that really melts them both! Her Wild and Sexy Nights by Theodora Taylor: Janatha Simmons is jetting off to Paris solo to take her mind off a very public breakup that has left her with no love for athletes. But before the plane even lands, she's starting a sizzling fling with ruggedly sexy Mick Attwater, and he's taking her to new sky-high heights. Could this affair turn into something more—even after his secret is revealed?
Non-Stop Till Tokyo by KJ Charles. Kerry Ekdahl's mixed heritage and linguistics skills could have made her a corporate star. Instead, she's a hostess in a high-end Tokyo bar, catering to businessmen who want conversation, translation and flirtation. Easy money, no stress. Life is good—until she's framed for the murder of a yakuza boss. Trapped in rural Japan with the gangsters closing in, Kerry doesn't stand a chance. Then help arrives in the menacing form of Chanko, a Samoan-American ex-sumo wrestler with a bad attitude, a lot of secrets, and a mission she doesn't understand. Kerry doesn't get involved with dangerous men. Then again, she's never had one on her side before. And the big, taciturn fighter seems determined to save her life, even if they rub each other the wrong way. Then her friends are threatened, and Kerry has no choice but to return to Tokyo and face the yakuza. Where she learns, too late, that the muscle man who's got her back could be poised to stab it.
The Darkness of Glengowyn by Isabo Kelly. Fire and Tears, Book 2. Nuala of Glengowyn hasn't left her home city in over a century, but not by choice. Her skill as a weapons master has made her a prisoner of her people. Held apart, protected in the extreme—until Sorcerers attack the human city of Sinnale. Sent to supply her unique magical arrows to help the humans, she is far from free. The elf king and queen have sent a bodyguard, a fearsome warrior whose reputation has no rival. The only man she has ever wanted. Einar of Glengowyn. Einar is known as a battle-crazed destroyer, so feared among elves he's called by a single name: Darkness. And he has only one weakness—Nuala. Their union is forbidden, for melding their magics could destroy Nuala's gifts. Yet as they journey to the war-torn city, no royal decree is a match for two hundred years of pent-up desire. But even if they escape the war zone, their lives still hang in the balance. They must confront their sovereigns and prove love makes them stronger—or face their deaths.
Brighid's Mark by Cate Morgan. Keepers of the Flame, Book 2. Callie Trevelyan, Keeper of the Flame, has a reputation as a highly effective demon hunter. So the SOS from New Orleans isn't a surprise. What is? The news her mentor has been murdered. Keepers are nearly impossible to kill—Callie has the scars to prove it. An even bigger surprise: her partner in the hunt for the murderer is Marked, like her, as a champion. In two centuries of protecting Crescent City from supernatural threats and answering the occasional summons of the Loa, Liam Byrne thought he'd seen everything—until Callie and her entourage take over his life. Their hunt for the demonic killer leads them on a Crossroads journey to betrayals, Otherworld intrigue and, eventually, each other. But the Demon patiently awaits Callie's arrival on the battlefield. Callie is ready and willing, but there's just one problem: Brighid's Flame, the source of her power, is every bit as missing as Eva's soul. And as the full truth unfolds, Callie realizes she's in for the fight of her life. If she's lucky, winning will only cost her everything.
Nightingale by Andrea Bramhall. When Charlie Porter meets Hazaar Alim her first year of university, she's instantly smitten. Hazaar has it all: beauty, talent, and brains. What she doesn't realize is that Hazaar's future has already been decided, and Charlie has no place in it. Hazaar desperately wants to break with her traditions and stay with Charlie, but when forced to choose, she chooses her family over love. When she realizes the choice she made is the worst one possible, it's too late. Years later, while working in Pakistan as a diplomat and negotiator, Charlie receives a phone call from a woman who says her British sister-in-law is to be killed for the family's honor and asks if someone can save her. Charlie and Hazaar are on a collision course with destiny. If they make it out alive, can they believe in their love once again?
King of Thieves by Jane Kindred. Demons of Elysium, Book 2. Belphagor can seduce demons with a look and bring angels to their knees with a single motion, but when it comes to being in love, the Prince of Tricks is out of his element. At every turn, Vasily rebels against the discipline he claims to want, even refusing to use his safe word. But when Belphagor uses a scheme to shut down an underage brothel to test Vasily's limits, he loses Vasily's trust along with the boys he intended to set free. Uncovering a smuggling ring that spans two worlds, Belphagor calls on a team of Nephilim mercenaries to rescue the "Lost Boys" from earthly gangsters. But his relationship seems beyond repair—and a heartbroken Vasily beyond his reach in the arms of a sensual demon named Silk. Belphagor has more than enough grand schemes up his sleeve to bring down the smuggling ring for good. But when it comes to putting things right with Vasily, his bag of tricks is empty. Except for trust…and a plan to teach his boy a lesson neither will soon forget.
Rebound by Sabrina York. Tryst Island, Book 1. 2014 Rone finalist. Kristi Cross has had the hots for her friend, Cameron Jackson as long as she can remember, but she knows she's not his type. She's nothing like the women he dates. So when he suggests they play for a kiss over a game of Hearts, Kristi can't resist. Even if she loses, she wins. Because she's finally going to taste him. Of course, one kiss can quickly become something altogether steamier, especially when both parties are on the rebound...
The Wolf and the Highlander by Jessi Gage. Anya is scarred inside and out because of past misdeeds. She thinks she is beyond redemption, but fate has other plans for her. A magical wishing box sends her to an alternate dimension where she is given the chance to atone for her wrongs, but only if she sacrifices all she has ever hoped for to save a gruff wolf-man's dying people.
Blood Green by Ashley Nemer. Third book of the Blood Series. The three worlds have collided and are coming to an end. Zayn and Nikole face off for the final battle with Haydar and Leigh in a match to the death. Who will come out alive, and who will come out in the afterlife? Good does not always triumph over evil, and in the Algula world, that is even more true. Life as they know it is forever changed when heads roll. Will Adara's child survive after Haydar has taken her prisoner? Will Alec's death go avenged? What will happen to Nasir now that Leigh is here?
Taming Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson. This much anticipated sequel to Compromising Miss Tisdale, brings us the story of Miss Tamsin Tisdale, the latest Tisdale daughter to come of age and her futile attempts to escape romantic entanglement. A chance meeting with a nameless, brazen beauty gives the Duke of Grayson the opportunity to reinvent himself into the man he's always dreamed of being. But when deceptions come to light, will their love be enough to hold these two together?
Coming in from the Cold (Gravity Book #1) by Sarina Bowen. Alpine ski champion Dane "Danger" Hollister does not do relationships, though he has an excellent reason. No woman would ever say "I do" to a guy whose faulty DNA will eventually cost him everything: his spot on the U.S. ski team, his endorsements and the ability to fly downhill at ninety miles per hour. While Willow Reade moved to rural Vermont to get back to the land, that wasn't meant to include a night stranded in her vehicle during a blizzard. Luckily, the hot ski racer she practically ran off the road has granola bars and a sleeping bag and is happy to share. Maybe it's the close quarters, maybe it's the snow, but soon the two are sharing a lot more than conversation. Yet neither can guess how their spontaneous passion will uncork Dane's ugly secret and Willow's tentative peace with her own choices. Only their mutual trust and bravery can end the pain and give Willow and Dane a shot at hard-won happiness.
Never Had A Dream Come True by Jennifer Wenn. Lady Penelope de Vere wants marriage and, despite all the hints she throws his way, Rake only wants a mistress…she thinks. A most eligible bachelor with a libertine reputation, Lord Richard Darling suddenly finds the girl he's always appreciated has turned into a woman he could love forever.
Their Temporary Sub (The Doms of Club Mystique 3) by Mardi Maxwel. Twins Luc and Logan Ramsey agreed to remain single until their thirty-second birthday. When they meet Cassie Edwards, Logan decides she's the woman for them. Luc insists they stick to their plan and refuses to get involved with her. Cassie is being hunted by the men who killed her father eight years ago. She's tempted by Logan, who pursues her at every turn, and intrigued by Luc who wants her but keeps his distance. When Luc and Logan discover she's in danger, they decide to protect her. She wants them but can she be their temporary sub without endangering them?
Spice Me Up by Renee Field. A book in the Spice Rack series. After a decade of marriage, Tasha is longing for a wild weekend of adult fun with her alpha husband, Mack. When her mother takes the kids for the weekend, the timing is perfect for her night of seduction but a no-show from her police officer hubby hurts. Mack is determined to make it up to his wife but an unexpected visit by his buddy Sawyer throws a wrench in his plans. Or does it? Would Tasha be up for a threesome? When Mack brings up the idea of a ménage, his shy wife quickly disappears to be replaced by a wild sex kitten. Even though Mack knows he's controlling their weekend of fun, it's Tasha who teaches him the real meaning of the word.
Quench by J. Hali Steele. Sequel to Hard Case. Alek is cursed. A tiger and lion mix, he also feels vampyre bloodlust. Finding a mate will require finding someone to sate that bloodlust and it has become increasingly clear that the two cats who live beneath his skin are outrageously, unbelievably picky. Then he meets Viviana, the one woman who ignites a fierce fire in his soul. Viviana, a vampyre warrior, is shocked to come face-to-face with the one creature who can turn her cool blood into a molten river. Her powers stolen, she has to count on the cat for everything—blood, even her life and when they're together she becomes a wildcat in his arms. Viv wants Alek as her own, and no one, not even Alek himself, will stand in her way.
Love's Lasso by Kianna Alexander. When Deidra LaRue is called to town hall for a meeting, she knows the news can't be good. She's been madam at Miss LaRue's Gentleman's Club for a decade and the "good" folks of town have made no effort to hide their opinions about her line of work. When she finds out they have taken over her home and sold it without her knowledge, she has to find a way to begin again. But it's 1850 and she has few options. Carter Thibedeaux has spent the last several years in the Indian Territories as a trapper. After too many close calls from the elements and the beasts of the wild, he heads east to his aunt and uncle's home town, seeking a new life and someone to share it with. Deidra and Carter's paths cross at town hall and nothing will ever be the same for either of them. His gallant attempts to comfort her touch her heart and her beauty and intelligence capture his. But they face deep prejudices in the small town. What lies ahead is danger, uncertainty and the beginnings of an unparalleled love.
Born To Be Wild by Lynne Connolly. Book Six in the Nightstar Series. For eight and a half years Riku has wanted only one woman. Every person he has had on tour with the Murder City Ravens has been unable to compare to the electric lovemaking he had with Cyn. They had everything together, love, passion, fire, sex—until the day she left him and everything between them behind. Riku wants answers as to why she left, but he wants her more. Cyn abandoned her future as an opera singer—and her relationship with Riku—when she dropped out of the Creel Institute. A day hasn't gone by that she doesn't crave Riku's body against hers. Now he's back in her life, if only for a few weeks, and she plans to make the most of the time they have. No location is off-limits for their whirlwind romance. Cyn knows she can't keep him but that doesn't stop her from falling for him, mind, body and soul, all over again.
Home To Stay (Anchor Island Book 3) by Terri Osburn. After escaping the ultimate Mr. Wrong, Willow Parsons is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey's Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro. Randy is convinced that Willow's avoidance is more than just playing hard to get, and is determined to uncover her secrets. But when old fears are dragged into the light, can Randy get Willow to stay and fight for their love…or will she take flight, leaving him and Anchor Island behind?
Seeress by Ednah Walters. Runes #3. Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. With her mother gone, her father dying, and her best friend in Hel, she is not sure who to talk to. But when the visions become more personal and she foresees her future with Torin threatened by someone from his past, Raine becomes desperate for answers. Just her luck two new students arrive at her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin forbids Raine to talk to the two girls.
1919 by Margeaux Otis. After the War #1. Nurse Rosalind Fuller doesn't want to speak about her experiences in the Great War. She's repressing those feelings for all she's worth, and is grateful her new friend, George Kearney, doesn't push. When Kearney's friend, Lieutenant Matthew Riekert, moves in as her aunts' new tenant, Rosalind tries to distract herself from the past by a romance with Matthew. Her scheme backfires when he suffers a devastating combat flashback, and she finds her feelings are stronger than she'd intended. And the ability to feel and love strongly is not something Rosalind wants anymore. At the same time Matthew fears his shell shock will make him dangerous to her. Both Rosalind and Matthew must face the scars the Great War has left on their souls before they can fully re-enter their lives and embrace their love.
A Death in Katy by Theodora Lane. Detective Martin O'Connell is good at his job, but he never seems to fall for the right woman, and he's a sucker for redheads. Anne Reynolds is an ordinary suburban housewife, with two adorable kids and a husband who's been cheating on her for almost a year. She wants out, but she's trapped. When her husband, Jake, turns up murdered in a cheap hotel room along with his current one-night-stand, it's Martin's job to catch their killer. And his prime suspect is Jake's wife. Anne is a beautiful green-eyed redhead who Martin is having a hard time resisting. But can he trust her when she says she didn't do it? And does he really care if she is guilty?