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A Very Beary Christmas


Abbie Zanders - 2017
    She plans to spend it as she does every other day— alone, escaping the harsh realities of the world through her art. Painting mountainous landscapes reminds her of the one brief time in her life when she didn’t feel so alone. The hallmark grizzly bear she incorporates into each and every painting has the same golden-brown eyes as the only friend she’d ever known. Sam Brown was only eight years old when Chloe moved to the small mountain town he and his family called home, but his bear knew right away that she was the one for him. In a cruel twist of fate, Chloe was taken away, but he’s never forgotten her – or what she is to him. When Sam’s cousin comes home for the holidays and shows him a painting he’d seen of a very familiar looking bear and signed simply “Chloe”, it might just be the break he’s been hoping for. A winter storm is coming but nothing is going to stop Sam from finding her and bringing her home. After all, Christmas is the time for miracles…

Cowboy, I'm Yours


Joleen James - 2014
    Colton doesn't remember he divorced his wife. Hi doesn't remember he's a bull riding champion, a rich man. Needing answers, he seeks out the one person he loves and trusts, his ex-wife, Jenna Tyler.Emergency room nurse Jenna Tyler isn't surprised when Colton shows up in her ER, but she's shocked when she discovers that he believes they are still married. Years ago, Colton killed their love when he left her and their unborn child to pursue his career. Still recovering from a broken heart, Jenna doesn't need or want Colton back in her life.But when Jenna discovers her daughter's name tattooed on Colton's wrist, she knows she must spend time with him, because if there is the smallest chance Colton loves their daughter, Jenna will do anything to give her little girl the father she deserves, no matter the risk to Jenna's own heart.

Tainted Desire


Wendi Hulsey - 2013
    She knows she must do whatever it takes to escape her current situation. With each assault, the injuries she sustains are more severe. She calls upon her childhood friends to help her escape, however it means moving away from everything she loves. Without knowing if she will ever see her family or friends again, she takes off in hopes of a new beginning. Her entire world is turned upside down until she is reunited with her childhood love and things start to look up. Cameron is the type of man she wants to spend her life with, he is fun, sensitive, considerate, and sexy. Unfortunately, for Kylie, her dangerous past seems to be sneaking up on her. Strange things start happening to her, making her feel apprehensive and afraid. Her friends assure her that she is safe, but they start to think Kylie might be a bit paranoid. Will Kylie finally have her storybook romance? Or will her love and desire for Cameron be tainted from the start?

Snow on the Range: A Red Hart Ranch Christmas Special


Sofia Aves - 2020
    But this year, the table won’t be as full.Eve Beaumont is a twin heir to Red Hart Ranch. The heart of the family, she loves the land, loves the people, and will do anything for them. Christmas sees most of the ranch hands return to their own homes to celebrate. Only a few long term cowboys remain with the family.When Eve and her brother Trav go into town to collect supplies, they each bring home a drifter for Christmas. Rhys Archer and Simon Heldon are as different as two cowpokes can be. One a handsome, rough edged carver who can work the land and animals with a firm hand; the other a smooth-talking horseman with a devilish charm. Eve finds herself attracted to both men, but when tragedy hits the ranch, romance is the last thing on her mind.Accidents happen around the ranch, and Eve isn’t sure who she can trust. She knows neither man is who he pretends to be — but when no one listens to her, she needs to prove her suspicions on her own.Snow on the Range is a white Christmas story set in a small town along the Montana border into Canada. It is book one of Red Hart Ranch.

The Rarest Rose


H.A. Robinson - 2016
     Sarah is a reclusive artist, holed up alone out of fear for far too long, hiding from a history she can never divulge. When their paths cross on a misty day in Cornwall, two worlds are turned upside down, and neither will ever be the same again. But when Sarah’s past comes back to haunt her, it threatens to destroy everything she's built, and there's no guarantee that either of them will make it out unscathed.

Ryder


Celina McKane - 2016
    Big surprise, Navy SEALs get knocked around a fair bit. But I don’t think I’ve ever lost my breath at just the sight of a beautiful woman before. Yet here I am, awestruck, trying not to make a fool of myself in front of new clients. The woman at the top of the stairs must be the most gorgeous creature I’ve ever seen, and when she opens her lovely mouth, her thick, sexy Russian accent puts me completely under her spell. I struggle to remember I’m here to meet the Bransons, not ogle their stunning nanny. Focus, Ryder…the Bransons’ baby was very nearly kidnapped, and they need your protection. And your professionalism. Getting to interview the smoking hot nanny will just be a bonus. I’ll have to stay extra sharp, too, because I can tell almost immediately that something is not right in this huge, cold mansion. There’s more going on here than meets the eye, and it seems like everyone has something to hide…even the beautiful Alicia. Alicia The new bodyguard is not what I was expecting. He’s more enormous, more handsome…and more perceptive than I’d hoped he would be. It seems like he is watching my every move, like I can feel his eyes on me even when my back is turned. But there’s something about him that makes me feel so safe, too. Perhaps his large, capable hands, or his deep brown eyes, or even the scars on his arms. Maybe he could protect us – protect me – but I can’t take that chance. There are things he cannot know…things I can’t let him find out. Because if he did, if a man like him knew this family’s secrets…none of us would be safe. Especially not him.

Cowboy Paradise


Rhonda Lee Carver - 2015
    She needs to get away from the small town where rumors are spinning and people know her. When she visits Nirvana Ranch, an R&R, she realizes life isn't as bleak as she thought. Ben is missing something. He doesn’t feel the excitement he once did as a ranch hand at Nirvana, until he meets a guest that turns his world upside down. He has a connection with her that he can't brush off or deny. Getting to know her breaks every rule in his book, but he is willing to take the risk. Cara didn’t expect her life to change the moment sexy and rugged Ben walks in. Parts of her are flaming hot for cowboy, and she has an opportunity to break the rules, something her husband never allowed. Ben triggers her every fantasy and every desire. She’s on the ride of her life and it doesn’t require a saddle. What started as a strong urge to take Cara to a new level of passion becomes much, much more for Ben. Cara’s touch destroys the boundaries he’d built—exposing a secret of his own, a past of heartache and guilt. Warning: Read at your own risk of falling for a cowboy.

Blind Deception: Kings of Retribution MC Montana


Sandy Alvarez - 2021
    It was an easy choice to make when offered the opportunity to prospect.Time and time again, he has proven his loyalty, and now, years later, Austin proudly wears the club's patch.New Orleans is where he first lay eyes on Lelani. She needs their help, and he wants nothing more than to protect her—to claim her as his own.The moment Austin allows himself to kiss her it become his undoing.At the age of thirteen, Lelani Mancini's world was shattered when she lost her parents, along with her eyesight, in a tragic accident.Lelani's brother blames her for everything.Her parents' deaths leave a gaping hole in the Mancini family.Feeling defeated and lost, Lelani struggles to adjust to a life of darkness. Though terrified of the unknown, she finds a strength within herself to move on.Years later, Lelani uncovers a secret, with her at the center of the deception.She puts her trust in the wrong hands, and it almost costs Lelani her life.Those who should protect her turn out to be the ones she fears the most.All that she has ever known is gone.The darkness Lelani lives in is suffocating.Until she finds light in an overprotective, tattooed Kings of Retribution MC member.Loving Austin is dangerous. Now, to protect her new life, Lelani is the one keeping a secret.

Staking a Claim


Ciana Stone - 2014
    (1.) Family always comes first, (2.) Know when to keep it in your pants, (3.) Don’t mix business and pleasure, and (4.) Don’t believe in love. All it brings is misery and heartache. He had no trouble following his own rules. At least not until the new trainer on his ranch shows up. He was expecting a man. What he got was a woman who had him battling attraction that was hot and wild. Sure as sunshine, if she stayed he wouldn’t be able to keep his hands off her. Mik isn’t looking for anything but a place to stay and a paycheck. She sure isn’t expecting to wind up on a ranch run by true Whisperers. Or a man who God had to have created solely as temptation. They’re both set on ignoring the attraction. It can only lead to trouble. If only that were the only trouble they had to face. Evil is gathering around them, evil that cursed the Nash family two hundred years ago and fully intends to see every Nash man wiped from the face of the earth. And heaven help anyone who tries to stand in its way. Some say love conquers all. Does that hold true for Whisperers who have been cursed to fail at love? They’re about to find out.

Riding Bearback


Becca Fanning - 2016
    But here she was, running from her past and her ex-husband. So why did she run to a cattle ranch of all things? Did she think she could just throw on some pumps and walk out to milk the cows? Was there anyone out here that could help her? Wyatt Wade knew his way around a ranch. His Bear Shifter Clan specialized in long distance travel of troubling species. Water buffalo, oxen and even flocks of ostrich: if it walked on this earth, they could herd it. But this fiery little city slicker that just moved into the ranch down the way was something else. She was all thorns and tangle weeds, but his primal instinct didn't care. She needed help, and he needed her. This 13,000 word short story features a Happily Ever After, No Cliffhanger and lots of graphic primal hotness.

Don't Be My Valentine


Aubrey Wright - 2020
    One jaw-dropping secret."Don't sleep with my brother."This was my best friend's one and only request when we were 18.Damnit, I tried.But we were drawn together like magnets.We had one incredible night before he left to serve our country.Then he was gone. A military man on a mission.My heart shattered.Twelve years later, I'm my best friend's maid of honor in her Valentine's Day wedding.He's the big, bad groomsman.I'm putting on my best "I don't give a sh$t" face, but he's not fooled.I'm his for the taking and he knows it.But all good secrets eventually get told.And now I'm getting booted from the wedding party.That's the least of my problems.Lieutenant Hottie has dangerous associates.And I'm carrying his precious little secret.Lucky for me, my bestie's bro is a badass.Big daddy, can you save me?WARNING: This off-limits romantic suspense may induce shortness of breath, unexpected tears, and sudden hot flashes. Please read with extreme caution. The happily ever after will leave you stunned!

Secondhand Sinners


Genevieve Lynne - 2016
    The sins of her past still haunt her, but when her brother lands in jail, she has no choice but to go back and face her old demons.Miller Anderson has never forgotten about the girl who ran out of his life thirteen years ago… And with the secret he’s keeping from Emily, he knows he most likely never will. But when his daughter Abby plays matchmaker to set him up with his lost love, he can’t resist the resurgence of emotion that has them reliving their high school glory days.Evil has a way of waiting for what it wants…Just when Emily and Miller discover their old flame hasn’t died, they learn another fire has been smoldering in Bokchito. Her family’s long line of sins, kindled with a generation-old grudge, ignites when Emily discovers the truth about Miller’s daughter and is forced to choose between protecting Miller’s secret and the one thing she can’t afford to lose…her son Jack. Caught up in a game of lies and dirt road scandal, Emily must risk everything to save her son and preserve Miller’s good name, or let her family’s darkest secret ruin them both.

Wild Ride


Octavia Wildwood - 2014
    Sheltered. Curious.Small town girl Maggie is bored...that is, until she meets Angel. His tattoos intrigue her, as does his life story. He's in a notorious biker gang, but his bark is far worse than his bite. Though Maggie and Angel come from very different worlds, it feels like they've known each other forever. Is this what love feels like? Maybe Prince Charming rides a Harley Davidson... Criminal. Corrupt. Broken.Angel lives on the edge, but he doesn't give a shit. He doesn't have anything to live for anyway...that is, until he meets Maggie. She's too good for him. He knows it, but he wants her. Taking Maggie on the road with the biker gang is dangerous, but Angel vows to keep her safe...even if it kills him.*This is a full-length, standalone romance novel that contains explicit adult situations.

Teague's Breeder


Leona Page - 2020
    Dirt poor. It's not the end of the world, but sometimes it feels that way, especially as she struggles along raising her younger brother and sister while trying to keep her mom out of jail. Maybe she would have been fine, but then her mate, Blu, rejected her. Now all she can do is keep her head above water while life sweeps her further and further downstream.Her Alpha notices. It's his job to notice, after all. But Alpha Alexander has a bigger problem. He's not much of an alpha. It's his best friend and Beta, Teague, who is the real muscle in the pack, but Teague is MateLess. Cursed to be alone until his wolf goes feral and Alexander has to kill him.Why not kill two birds with one stone? Alexander institutes the Breeder program in his pack and gives the young Mina to his Beta, Teague, to be used to provide pups to the male. Of course, it can't really be that simple. There's the morality, naturally, and the rumors, and the falling in love, and Blu... but Teague isn't above doing whatever is necessary to take a Mate for himself.Beggars can't be choosers, unless they are bigger than everyone else...WARNING: Mature. Contains Sexual Situations, Dubious Consent, Language

Unsafe Haven


Bella Jewel - 2018
    But at Sanctuary’s Halloween party, eerie things start happening and they are starting to feel real. Is this an elaborate Halloween prank, or has Jade’s past come back to haunt her?