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Sins of a King


Emma Slate - 2016
    Billionaire. Criminal.I should hate him for what he’s done to me, but I’m powerless to resist him.His touch engulfs me. His demands conquer me.But Flynn Campbell isn’t who I thought he was.Suddenly, I’m thrust into a world of seduction and sin.Ensnared by danger and power, foreign desires burn within me.It's time to embrace the darkness...And become a queen.

Darkness Series: Books 1-3


J.L. Drake - 2016
    She’s an A student at Orange University and has a comfortable home and a great circle of friends. She’s also in love with handsome Orange PD officer Seth Connors. He doesn’t seem to return her feelings, though, so she tells herself his friendship is enough. Jimmy Lasko is a psychopath, and Emily is his greatest obsession…Lasko knows what he wants—what he deserves—and has the deadly skills and unending patience to get it. What he wants is Emily, and he is watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. That time is coming soon; he’ll make sure of it. A sense of unease settles on Emily, but is the danger real or imagined? When Emily begins hearing noises and suspects someone has been in her house, Seth urges her to get a roommate. But after a search, she realizes a certain attractive cop would be the perfect choice, and Seth moves in. Seth loves Emily, but fears his feelings might make it difficult to protect her. In all areas of his life, Seth sees himself as a protector. He’s determined to keep Emily safe, but he pushes the captivating blonde away in an attempt to stay objective. However, after her stalker makes a failed attempt to capture her, Seth can no longer deny his feelings. With help from Seth’s police colleagues, he and Emily set out to identify the person hunting her before it’s too late. But is it worth the risk to bait the trap with what he wants most? DARKNESS FOLLOWS #2 Emily McPhee is in the clutches of a monster… Despite the protection of her boyfriend Seth Connors and his colleagues with the Orange Police Department, Emily is imprisoned in a basement by her psychopathic stalker Jimmy Lasko. His bizarre behavior adds to her terror, and a video link forces Seth to witness her captivity, leaving him feeling helpless as he, the OPD, and the FBI search for her. Freedom isn’t free, and safety is just an illusion…Though Emily escapes the basement, the threat is far from eliminated. In fact, things she learned while being held by Lasko lead her to believe he isn’t working alone. Lasko is still out there, determined to get her back, and crazier than ever. If he does have a partner, Emily has no idea where the threat might lie or who she can trust. DARKNESS FALLS #3 More than a year after her ordeal, Emily McPhee finally feels safe…Emily’s psychological scars are healing. Things are great between her and OPD Officer Seth Connors, and her biggest problem is the X-rated Halloween decorations her best friend Pete has placed all around her house. If only it would stay that way… Seth senses something isn’t right, but he doesn’t know where the danger is coming from…or why. He’s sure Emily’s neighbor, Travis McKay, is hiding something, and the man pays way too much attention to Emily. To make things even more complicated, a new female officer appears to have her sights set on Seth, and fellow officer Alexander Avery has some sort of connection to a mysterious brothel employee. Seth has a feeling all these odd things are somehow connected—but he knows he’s missing a huge piece of the puzzle.

Undercover Seduction


Gemma Hart - 2016
     That was Marco Desmond. Hot, lethal, and the world’s best hit man for the dangerous Desmond Mafia. And it was my job to go undercover and seduce him so that I could find out the crucial information needed for possibly the biggest sting operation by the FBI. Easy, right? Oh god. As if that wasn’t hard enough, I was going undercover into the heart of the Desmond Mafia. One false move or wrong word and my life would end before I knew it. But I was determined to make this work. I would prove once and for all that I was an FBI agent worth her salt, even if it meant seducing the devil. Halle Margot. Did that gorgeous little fool know what she had gotten herself into? No one walks into the Desmond Mafia and expects to get out alive. You walk in on two legs but you go out on your back. I had enough on my plate and enough secrets to fill several closets but from the moment I see that curvy angel, I can’t seem to focus on anything but her. With her naive clumsiness getting her deeper and deeper into the heart of the Desmond Mafia, I know I have to save her. But can I do it before we both burn in this hell?

Play You (Rebel Ink Book 4)


Tracy Lorraine - 2020
    Our Rival. My enemy.Piper Collins.She was perfect, despite her family name. Too good to be true... too bad she was a snitch.Planted to infiltrate our club. I guess ripping my heart out was just a bonus.And when the truth was discovered, her and her family were dealt with in the only was my father knew.I buried my feelings, knowing I’d never see her again.But as I try to set my daughter on a new path, I walk straight into my past, and find myself face to face with Piper.And when I did, it all came roaring back. The love, the hate.She played me, and it was time for my pay back.Because now, I have a game and she’s the perfect pawn.

The Collector (The Cells of Kalashov, #1)


Vi Carter - 2020
    My job is never easy.They fight, claw and plead for me to let them go.But I never do.I'm the collector for Victor, a ruthless Russian mob boss.I collect every time.I never fail.Until Mila.MilaI knew this day would come.He threatened to send his collector.He warned me that I would return one way or the other.That time is now.I go willingly.I don't fight or scream.I know its pointless.But the collector breaks the rules.He doesn't take me to Victor.He keeps me for himself.He has no idea what he has set in motion.He has no idea who I am.Now his fate is sealed along with mine.

Finn


Madison Stevens - 2014
    Now, if she can only convince him to quit being so overbearing, they might stand a chance at starting some sort of relationship. Being the head of an Irish mob family is a dangerous line of work, even if they are trying to move away from illegal activities. The last thing Finn wants is to drag Alyssa into his world, but he isn’t given much choice. With a crazy Russian mobster out for blood and his own brother fracturing the family, Alyssa and Finn will need to learn to trust one another to survive. This book follows KACE of the Allen Securities series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone book, some characters and plot elements will have stronger impact if you have read KACE.

Axl


Riley Rollins - 2016
    Then the bastard Reapers put a hit on me, forcing Axl to bring me into his club—and his bed.Now we're on the run, where death and treachery lurk everywhere. He's dangerous, and his existence threatens everything I love. I shouldn't want him, but the harder I shove him away, the deeper he slips inside me. AXL She knocks me out like f*ckin' morphine. A good girl like Holly is a drug for a broken man like me. But I can't get that little spitfire outta my mind, so when she needs a bodyguard, I'm there. Until the brutal, bloodsoaked end—unless my love ruins her first.They don't know it yet, but the f*ckers coming after her are already dead. I'm gonna make her mine, and no man will ever touch her again. I'm gonna make her drip with desire and then satisfy her, inch by inch. She's gonna beg for my baby, and nothin's gonna stop me from putting it inside her.Even if it means going up against my own club. **AXL is a standalone romance novel in the Sons of Chaos MC series. No cliffhangers, and a guaranteed HEA.**

Seductive


W. Winters - 2019
    More than that, the life he leads is exactly why I’d been on the run. The seductive and powerful air around him is what drew me in, the reminder of what could have and should have been years ago. His dark gaze riddled with desire could always see through me. Deep down to the core of what I craved most. To be his. And so I agreed. I came back. I chose him even when I knew I shouldn’t. If only it were so easy to forget the past. If only our mistakes didn’t hold on to us, harder and more violently than we could hold on to each other. Seductive is an extension of Addison and Daniel’s story, Possessive. Although it can be read on its own, it’s recommended you start with Possessive.

Saving Beth


Katy Kaylee - 2019
    Responsibility. And above all, Family.These are the only things that matter to me.Nothing else. Nothing and no one.That is, until she walks back into my life.Elizabeth…Blue eyes, luscious lips, and devastating curves.She tells me that I mean nothing to her.Looks at me like I’m a mere stranger.But her eyes tell me a different story.They beg for me to claim her.To save her.She’s trying to track down a serial killer.Her life is at risk.And now, Beth is not just the love of my life. She’s also carrying our baby. I’d be damned if I let anyone lay a hand on either of them.

DIAMOND SECURITY SERVICES


Lexie Ray - 2017
    Free with Kindle Unlimited... Enjoy 5 military romance books in this discounted bundle. Currently FREE with the Kindle Unlimited Program or $0.99. All full length books. No cliffies! DEVON Devon Flint doesn’t believe in luck. Why should he? After a childhood full of abuse and a stint in the army that only added to his scars, he’s now living on street corners and preemptively balling up his fists when anybody approaches him, on the off chance that they may try to jump him. Even after Marshall Hagan unexpectedly invites Devon to work for Diamond Security Services, a package deal that includes all the sandwiches Devon can stuff in, and a comfortable couch to sleep on, to boot, Devon refuses to give fate a chance. But when Helena Thurman walks in and Devon is assigned to guard her, he’s forced to start seeing things in a different light. Maybe luck doesn’t exist. But it’s suddenly possible that love just might. LEE When Phoebe Mack and her mother Vanessa stumble into Diamond Security Services, Lee Armstead isn’t quite sure what to make of the frantic pair. When he hears their story about Phoebe’s chronic sleepwalking, and Vanessa’s insistence that he provide bodyguard services of a very unique kind—protect Phoebe against her sleeping self—Lee is intrigued enough that he takes the job. The last thing he expects is to fall for his client, or to discover that a decades-old, ultra-dark family secret is lurking in the shadows of her dreams. MATEO Years ago, Mateo Ortiz’s wife broke his heart while he was overseas, serving in the Middle East with his brothers in arms. Fast forward to the present day and Mat has made a life for himself with those same adopted brothers, working at Diamond Security. That carefully reconstructed life comes crashing down around his ears when he receives news that his estranged wife has been murdered. The investigation into her killing will take Mat to the darkest places within himself and will also open up the possibility of a new life, a new love, and a new hope—if he can allow himself to trust again. CAL Cal Tiller isn’t expecting to catch a glimpse of his childhood on a news broadcast. It’s surprise enough when Anya Birch, his high school sweetheart, flashes across the screen. When the reporter announces that Anya is in jail for murder … that’s something so implausible that Cal can’t let it stand. With Diamond Security’s full support, Cal flies to his hometown in Montana and sets about trying to clear Anya’s good name. The only problem is, Anya doesn’t seem to want to plead anything but guilty. MARSHALL For years, Marshall has tried to atone for his terrible mistake in Iraq. The secret has haunted his dreams, driving him to seek forgiveness both by establishing Diamond Security Investigations and by visiting the families of each of his accidental victims, paying out endless financial and emotional restitution. He’s almost come to believe that the past is truly behind him, when it suddenly walks right up to Diamond’s offices and puts a literal torch to all the work Marshall and his Army brothers have done. As they work together to rebuild from the ashes, Marshall is forced to confront the specter of his sins not only to finally cleanse his conscience once and for all, but to protect the people he loves—and one woman in particular, who is inadvertently caught in his nemesis’s cruel crosshairs.

The Russian Thug: Abducted by the Bratva


Rie Warren - 2020
    And I don’t have a single intention of protecting her.This mouthy tomboy is the only daughter of the O’Sullivan mafia, and they’ve been screwing us over for months. All of that changes today. I don’t like surprises but I do enjoy a challenge and, by the time I’m done with the Irish brat, the uneasy truce between our Bratva and their family will be no more than bloodstains on the streets of Boston.I’m going to abduct her. I’m going to toy with her. I’ll control her and teach her family a lesson they’ll never forget. I can’t wait. The Russian Thug is book 1 in the Krasnov Brothers series. No cliffhangers. No cheating. Includes sizzling hot scenes. Can be read as a standalone!

Lies & Lullabies


Courtney Lane - 2016
    During the week, she’s Simone, the good girl and the illegitimate daughter of the most powerful and hated man in Los Angeles.Catch—aptly named for his “career” choice—is a man shrouded in mystery with one dangerous purpose. After a whirlwind encounter, Catch draws Simone into his dark and tangled web. A dangerous game ensues, lives are lost, truths are exposed, and one man may shatter the foundation of a powerful organization on the brink of extinction. The game of truth or dare won't end until Catch and Simone strip each other of their façades and uncover the reality of who they were, and who they are fated to become.

Calem


Christopher Harlan - 2017
    Filled with action, suspense, true crime, and love stories, the New York City’s Finest series will take you on a roller coaster ride (sometimes literally) through the five boroughs of the city.REVIEW BLURBS:“Great book! There was a lot of substance to it, which I really liked...the author is a great writer! He's good at describing scenes, and I just liked the writing style in general.”“This book was outstanding! I simply couldn't put it down.”“Christopher Harlan does a phenomenal job of sharing the extremes of police work.”-Amazon ReviewersIn Calem, the first of the New York's Finest series from contemporary romance author Christopher Harlan, a renowned psychologist and an embattled NYPD detective join forces to end the city's reign of terror, finding salvation in each other in the process.Dr. Cordelia Summers is a brilliant psychologist. Well respected among her peers and patients alike, she lives only to help others with their problems. While consulting with her colleague on a case, she realizes that her feelings towards him are more than just friendly.Enter Detective Calem Walters: brave, intelligent, and a reluctant hero, he's the best the NYPD has to offer. He's worked some of the city's most dangerous cases and his latest may be the worst. His self-sacrificing nature calls him to duty, but he's struggling with the stress of a failed relationship, and the burden of a long chase with one of the worst criminals of his storied career. Can Cordelia help unburden him and help him catch the man who holds the city in his grasp?The events of book 1 take place in Manhattan. Book 2, Jesse, will be set in Queens.*Not suitable for readers under 18. Contains mature themes and situations of crimes which may not be appropriate for younger readers.

Wanted: County Knights MC


Ellen Harper - 2016
    When her old man laid a hand on her, I did what I had to do and put an end to him. It cost me my freedom. After I got out of jail, I decided to leave the hard life behind me. Nothing dangerous, nothing illegal, just my car shop and my sanity. But when Anna comes crashing back into my life, she brings with her everything I’m trying to avoid. Before I know it, I’m balls deep in drugs, hitmen, and my old MC. I didn’t ask for any of this. I certainly didn’t want it. But when I find out that Anna’s been lying to me, there’s only one thing I truly want to do: Punish her, like only I know how. WANTED is a full-length, standalone romance novel with steamy hot sex, NO CHEATING, strong language, a happily every after ending and NO CLIFFHANGERS. Contains dark and disturbing themes, and over the top sexiness that may be uncomfortable for some readers.

Sinful Debts


R.A. Black - 2019
    He took my innocence ten years ago. But his touch still sends shivers down my spine. I’m sick of my vain attempts at trying to escape. Tired of feeling hopeless in this dingy room that I’m trapped in. I can tell that he wants to help me but doesn’t want to let me go. His strong arms make me weak in the knees. And the pain in his eyes breaks my heart. His father is the most powerful mafia boss in the country. And I’m having to pay for my family’s debt to him. But once he shows me the way out… I can only hope that he will come with me. If he doesn’t, then my entire life has been a lie. And if he does… Well, then we would have a bloody war on our hands.