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The McKenzie Artifact


Alison Kent - 2005
    Not being able to move on the Spectra scum right away was torture for the tough-but-compassionate superspy. But that wasn't the only problem-someone on the inside was slowly poisoning Eli, clouding his judgment and forcing him to make an abrupt trip back to the Smithson Group's headquarters to heal. Now, Eli's ready to return...with a vengeance. It seems his quick departure left a private investigator named Stella Banks in some hot water. Spectra operatives have nabbed the nosy Stella and are awaiting word on how to handle her disposal. Eli knows the only way to save her life and his is to reveal himself to Stella and get her to trust him. Seeing the way Stella takes care of the frightened girls melts Eli's armor, and soon, they find that the best way to survive this brutal assignment is to steal time in each other's arms. It's a bliss Eli's intent on keeping, no matter what he has to do to protect it. Because Eli McKenzie has unfinished business with Spectra-and with the woman who has renewed his heart-and this is one man who always finishes what he starts...(Note: This is a novella, not a full-length novel. For more information, see author's website.)

Siren in the Wind


Louise Dawn - 2018
    Her ordered existence keeps her hidden, knowing interference could ruin her plans for retribution. However, nothing can stop the dark winds of the past, from sweeping through her future.He's hunting...Mobile Intelligence Team Leader Erik (Max) Andersen is searching for a suicide bomber, and Abigail Evans is his prime target. He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust, even seduce her. 
But Max knows that the truth is rarely straightforward. Soon, it becomes clear that Abigail is hiding a barrage of secrets. Secrets that lead to a powerful enemy, who’ll do anything to see her dead. As a Tier One Operator, Max’s skills are put to the test as he races across Southern Africa to save everything he cherishes most. Fans of Adult Military Romantic Suspense will enjoy this action-packed romance, filled with steamy mystery and alpha heroes.

Undercurrent


Kaylea Cross - 2021
    But it follows her anyway, bringing consequences she never could have imagined. Someone is watching her. Targeting her—and they don’t care who gets in the way. She has no one to turn to except the sexy local mechanic who has found a way past all her defenses, never dreaming the kind of danger they’re up against.He’s about to have his world turned upside down.Tragedy made Coast Guard vet Bowie Davenport withdraw from the world around him. He’s lived in Kill Devil Hills his whole life, focusing on work and family. Being alone is something he made peace with long ago—until the sexiest woman he’s ever seen pulls up to his garage in a little red Woody asking for help. There’s no way he can say no, even with his unwanted attraction to her. He tries to fight it, but soon he’s fallen completely under her spell. And when the unthinkable happens, he won’t hesitate to stand between her and the deranged enemy bent on taking her life.

Stalked


Lisa Hughey - 2016
     Stalked: Opposites attract, unfortunately. Rule follower, Federal US Deputy Marshal Alex Saunders has been assigned to protect a federal judge after the judge receives death threats. This detail is standard until the judge insists on his son’s PR firm provide backup security, which isn’t even in the rule book. But because Alex is already in hot water, he follows orders to keep the judge happy. Rule breaker, and former CIA analyst, Kita Kim reluctantly agrees to go undercover, posing as the judge’s aide slash girlfriend, but in return she expects her boss at ALIAS to help her protect an abused woman and her nieces even though technically keeping the children from their father is against the law. From the very start, Alex and Kita disagree about everything. But their sizzling attraction continues to grow as the threats against the judge escalate and put them all in danger. Can these two opposites find enough common ground outside the bedroom, or will their diverse philosophies result in disaster? Get ready for ALIAS, a spin-off series from Hughey's successful Family Stone series. We first meet Jillian Larsen in Still the One, Bliss and Jack's story, and we're introduced to Marissa in Cold As Stone. Want to know what happened to Maria Torres? Pick up your copy of Stalked today!

Trent


Madison Stevens - 2015
    Still readjusting to civilian life, he finds himself back in his hometown trying to establish a new security business. The only problem is the pretty veterinarian technician Lisa. He’s drawn to her for reasons he can’t explain, making him question his previous devil-may-care attitude toward women. He won't deny the sexual tension, but he also wants something deeper. Lisa’s spent years trying to escape the memory of a horrific attack by throwing herself into foreign travel and avoiding serious relationships. She’s decided she’s not meant to be with anyone. Soon she finds her thoughts consumed by Trent. Unfortunately, a dark secret from her past links her to the handsome veteran, and she’s sure that he’ll turn his back on her once he learns the truth. Just when she thinks it’s time to pull away, the horrible events from years ago resurface, and a strong, brave man may be just what she needs to save her heart and her life.

Brooks


Riley Edwards - 2019
    One look at her scarred flesh tells the tales of her time in captivity. But it’s not only her skin the bears the marks her failures, doubt and a healthy dose cynicism now clouds her vision. She has also mastered the fine art of deception. In her line of work it is a necessity. 
 Former Navy SEAL Brooks Miller is living the good life working as a mercenary. Employed by the highly sought-after Z Corps, a private, special-ops company, there are no shortage of contracts sending him around the world. He lives wild and free with nothing tying him down—just the way he likes it. 
 When the Gold Team’s latest mission takes them to Bahrain, Brooks thinks it will be a quick in and out. That’s until he walks into a shitstorm and comes face to face with the woman who’s about to turn his world upside down. There was something working behind her intelligent eyes, and it looked a lot like pain. Not the physical kind, the emotional aftermath of heartache. And when she tries to hide behind snark and sass he decides on the spot he wants to know more.
 Tatiana doesn’t have time for games. She’s on the hunt for the man who left her life in ruins. Brooks has something else in mind, something more, something far more permanent than the no strings fun Tatiana is offering. He had her right where he wanted her until the hunters become the prey and their world explodes. It will take more than the Gold Team to bring down a Saudi Prince out for blood. Their only hope is the one and only, king of all things cyber, John “Tex” Keegan. Can Tex get search and rescue team to them in time, or will it be a recovery mission? 
*Brooks: Book 1 in the all new Gold Team series features Susan Stoker’s new Legacy SEALs. *

Perfectly Seduced


Lacey Silks - 2015
    This guarded forensic scientist has a good reason to keep her life private, and unbeknownst to her, Sean is there to find it.Sean didn’t expect his target to be a beautiful woman, and despite all his efforts, he can’t keep his mind and hands off April. Playing the role of a school teacher may not be as thrilling as chasing criminals, but it’s definitely satisfying, especially when the payout for this job will set him and his daughter, for life. As feelings intensify and tension grows between Sean and April, so do the risks. With her past catching up to her present, April has no choice but to turn to the one man who can ruin her life. When circumstances force the couple to flee, they have no choice but to trust each other. Disguising truth with perfectly crafted lies, Sean is finally faced with the implausible decision to eliminate the one person who stands between his job and fifty-million dollars.And her name is April.Get sucked into a story filled with twists, turns and surprises and follow April and Sean’s thrilling adventure packed with suspense, heat and romance, in Perfectly Seduced.Note: Intended for mature audience only. Perfectly Seduced can be read as a stand alone novel however the author recommends reading its prequel, Perfectly Equipped.

Hostile Territory


Marie James - 2020
    Can you call someone an enemy if you haven’t seen them for the better part of a decade?Deacon Black is perfectly content with the status quo—work, sleep, repeat.Who cares if he’s rigid, structured, and set in his ways?It’s a job requirement that keeps his men safe and his company’s doors open.One phone call is all it takes to upend his life and land him right back into a past he has tried to forget.Revisiting old ghosts is the last thing he needs.Especially when the forced trip down memory lane includes the only woman he never wanted to see again.Annalise Grimaldi hit the jackpot with her life—from her trust fund to her best friend, she has it all.But her world comes crashing to a halt when her best friend vanishes— leaving behind an apartment in tatters and more questions than answers.There’s only one person she can think of that can help in a situation like this.She hates to make the call, but there isn’t a thing she wouldn’t do to make sure her friend is found.Even setting aside her hatred for Deacon Black.

I Spy a Wicked Sin


Jo Davis - 2009
    Laurent is a former assassin for SHADO, a covert homeland security agency. After a mysterious accident, he's lost all memory of his former life, and embraces his new identity as a hedonistic artist. But when he's haunted by visions of the past, he turns to his new personal assistant for help-and she knows just how to make him forget.Jude doesn't know that Lily Vale is a secret agent who uses sex to manipulate her targets-and always gets her man. But her mission takes a turn when Lily realizes that there's more to this case, and Jude, than meets the eye. If she's going to save them both, she'll have to find out who's pulling the strings...

Sinful Surrender


Elisabeth Naughton - 2014
    Songwriter Grace Ryder has never liked the spotlight, but her skin tingles whenever his sexy gaze drifts her way. Only one night will prove whether he's safety or sin. ...will lead to a dangerous game of surrender. Aegis operative Brian Walker's orders are clear: observe, but don't touch. Things change, though, the moment the leggy brunette makes him an offer he can't refuse. Desire leads to seduction, but it comes at a price. Because someone wants her dead, and if Brian's not careful, his obsession for a woman he never should have touched could get them both killed.**Previously published in the SINFUL SECONDS anthology. Available as a stand alone story May 1, 2014**

Till I Found You


Michelle Fernandez - 2019
    With the overload of work, there’s no time for romance, nor does he want it. His rule—don’t mix business with pleasure. Until one assignment puts that rule to the test. Chloe Channing is not to discover his undercover role as her protective detail from an unknown psychopath. But as their days pass together in tropical paradise, it becomes difficult to keep his desire from compromising everything. Including her safety.All Chloe wants is to remember, but so much of her memory was lost after her assailant left her unconscious. On a summer trip with friends at her family’s estate in the Bahamas, she yearns for the quiet respite from a previous heartbreak and her tortured nightmares. She never expects a man like Julian to help her find emotional peace and physical healing. But as she falls deeper, her flashbacks slowly come together, and they include glimpses of one handsome, mysterious, yet all-too-familiar face: Julian’s.Is Chloe’s mind playing tricks on her again… or has she met this man before?Even if Julian could let go and risk it all, could he ever forgive himself enough to fall in love again?

Mae Day


Anne Conley - 2017
    The hot custodian isn’t anything to sneeze at, either. But when home-grown terrorists try to blow up her company, the quiet hottie’s lightning-fast reflexes take over, showing her a side of him she’s never seen. Jason is a Marine trying to fit into his new civilian role. He doesn’t want to be anything more than a productive member of society, and maybe a little more to the woman who stays late every night. When he saves her, they realize there’s so much more to what they want than either of them realized. When her life is endangered by a man who shouldn’t even be in their lives, Delta forces are called in to help. Jason has to find a way to get through this so she can be his forever.

Linda Howard Collection: Midnight Rainbow / Diamond Bay


Linda Howard - 1992
    interests for years to come? The only certainty was that she was being held captive, and special agent Grant Sullivan was the man to rescue her. Finding her was easy; getting her out was something else. But in the time they spent together, questions of guilt and innocence began to fade against the undeniable attraction between this fiery couple….Diamond BayRachel Jones wasn't looking for trouble, much less a man, but then she found Kell Sabin. He was washed up on her beach, barely alive. Someone had shot him twice. Her sixth sense told her that she was his only hope. With him lying unconscious before her, Rachel had to decide his future, as well as her own.Midnight Rainbow originally published as a Silhouette Intimate Moments, ©1986. Diamond Bay originally published as a Silhouette Intimate Moments, ©1987.

Midnight Quest


Lisa Marie Rice - 2016
    He has faced down the stuff of nightmares as a Navy SEAL. Now he is facing an enemy that terrifies him—his past.Lauren is the love of his life. But how can he be the man she deserves if his past is shrouded in mystery? Lauren loves Jacko just as he is. She doesn’t know where his quest will take him-- she can only hope it will lead him back to her. But Jacko's relentless search for the truth of his past will unleash a deadly enemy hellbent on destroying everything he loves most...

Sworn to Protect


Diana Gardin - 2017
    A face I never thought I'd see again, and one I never could forget. Nine years ago, she left town-and me--without a backward glance. But now she's back, with a haunted look in her eyes and a feisty attitude that didn't exist when we were teenagers. Seeing this grown-up--and sexy--Rayne is something I wasn't prepared for... and it's bringing up feelings I'd thought I'd buried years ago.Although I want to demand answers from Rayne, working on black ops at Night Eagle Security has taught me that it's sometimes better to keep my mouth shut. So when I catch her hiding a photo of a little boy, I'm curious. When I see her jump as her phone rings, I'm concerned. But the second I notice a car following her home, I know she's hiding something. Something dangerous. And while I may not know why she left or why she's back, if there's someone out there Rayne is afraid of, I'll make damn sure that threat is eliminated.