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My Favorite Gift


Sarah J. Brooks - 2019
    I want my wife and our unborn child back. I used to spend my days getting clients out of prison and women into my bedroom. But when I met Quinn, everything changed. The moment I saw this breathtaking beauty with angel’s eyes and a smile that makes you melt, I knew we were meant to be. When I introduced her to my family this X-Mas, she was in shock. Well, seems like a primary school teacher from a small town isn’t used to having dinner with billionaires. But that’s exactly why I love her: Her down-to-earth and lighthearted ways show me what’s really important in life. But now I’m about to lose everything. One of my former clients got out of prison. He still blames me for his conviction and he’s out for revenge. That’s why he kidnapped Quinn. And according to the pregnancy test I found, not only her… but also the gift that’s growing inside of her. To get her free, I need to fulfill his demand: He doesn’t want my money. He wants my life. I must kill myself to save Quinn and our baby. I guess we need a X-Mas miracle. The clock is ticking. "My Favorite Gift" is a full length standalone romance with no cheating and no cliffhangers, but with a gorgeous protective alpha male, plenty of steam and a guaranteed HEA. I've also included a preview of my romance novel "Beautiful Mistake" for you. Happy reading & Merry X-Mas! - Sarah J. Brooks (USA Today Bestselling Author)

Flashpoint


M.C. Cerny - 2014
    They are hired to take on some of the most difficult covert operations and contracts the government won't acknowledge. As the new CEO and face of Reed Software and Securities Company, Jacob Reed has been trying to get out of the family business as a covert operator. Lately he's been fantasizing about settling down, living a normal life away from the paparazzi, guns, and drug lords. Katie Wilson loves her job as a broadcast journalist for Channel 10 news. She is just beginning to explore her career when she gets the lead on a new story that could blow up an international sex trafficking operation. When their jobs force their paths to explosively collide, Katie is caught in the crossfire and has no memory of that night. A year will pass before fate seemingly draws them together and he saves her a second time. Now that Jacob has unknowingly brought Katie into his world, she's become a target for danger from an unknown source... and this time he refuses to let her go at all costs.

The Mission Begins: At the Edge and Edge of Surrender


Laura Griffin - 2017
    As the leader of Alpha Crew, Ryan Owen is no stranger to challenges, but he’s never tackled anything quite like this sexy, smart, and resourceful woman. The mission is to get Emma home safely, but danger is everywhere, and Ryan’s unexpected desire for Emma could be a deadly distraction.Back home in California, Ryan’s mission is over—but Emma’s has just begun. She knows her plane crash was no accident, and she’s determined to uncover the truth about what happened—even if her quest for answers puts her at risk. Torn between duty and desire, Ryan searches for a way win Emma’s heart while protecting her from an invisible enemy who wants her dead.EDGE OF SURRENDERRyan had one job: keep Emma safe at all costs. But after a night of passion, Emma takes off and Ryan soon realizes he’s not the only one looking for her. Can he figure out who’s after the beautiful government aide, and why, before she falls into the wrong hands…if she hasn’t already?Emma’s fighting to get justice for her fallen comrades, but she can’t do it alone. She needs Ryan’s help, but that means trusting him—and dealing with the out-of-control desire blazing between them. Can there be any future for a marked woman and a man trained to kill? She hopes they live long enough to find out…

Protecting You


S. Donahue - 2014
    She was recently promoted to second-grade detective and is ready to spring into action. She gets her opportunity when the Captain asks her to go undercover as a stripper at Hush, a strip club owned by the intriguing and smoldering Brendan Kirkpatrick. Joella’s task is clear: Bring down the high profile drug dealers that are disguising themselves as employees. Before now, Joella could handle pretty much anything that crossed her path… until now. Aware of the bad dealings within his club, Brendan Kirkpatrick enlists his lifelong friend Captain Jeremy Weston from the twelfth precinct to help him. With Jeremy’s expertise, Joella’s never say die attitude, and Brendan’s business savvy, they concoct a plan to take back the club and take down the drug operation. Upon first glance, Brendan is taken aback by Joella’s beauty. The thought of this elegant creature working as a stripper in his club has him both uncomfortable and undeniably turned on. The more time Brendan spends in Joella’s company, the more he finds that he cannot resist her. As Brendan begins to develop feelings for Joella, he has to draw the line between protecting his business and protecting his heart. But when Joella’s life is endangered, too, will Brendan be able to separate business from pleasure? Nothing is as it seems, and lines will be crossed. Who is protecting who, exactly?

Going Under


Anna Bishop Barker - 2017
    She isn't a damsel and she doesn't need a hero. What she needs is a decent day planner and some really good ice cream. And to stop looking at the hot new therapist's backside. Ex- Army Ranger Max Lawrence has had his course plotted, focused, laid in. He isn't looking to be anyone's hero, even if he does appreciate the trusty steed and the mighty sword stories. But thoughts of ripping his new colleague's bodice are keeping him up nights. Unfortunately, his current closest relationship is with his dog, and the mutt is getting more action from this infuriating redhead than he is. In every good fairy tale there are dragons and monsters. The dragon in this tale may be their fiery attraction but the monster won't remain in the past where he belongs. When the monster resurfaces, this damsel and her knight must brave the currents and fight to keep from going under.

Devlin Security Force Boxed Set


Susan Vaughan - 2017
    The DSF mission of protecting and recovering art and artifacts means combating Centaur, a shadowy international crime syndicate. ON DEADLY GROUND Desperate to save her brother, museum director Kate Fontaine must work with Max Rivera, the ex-military guide she doesn’t trust to return a precious Mayan artifact to its temple, but when desire flares between them, outrunning international black-market smugglers and an earthquake seems simple compared to risking their hearts. RING OF TRUTH Recovering crown jewels could get the FBI off Cortez Jones’s back, but he needs the help of Mara Marton who blames his jewel-thief father for destroying her family. Mara wants this chance to prove her father's innocence, but how can she trust Cort? Sparks fly as they race black-market smugglers to the jewels. There's no turning back, once their lives—and their heart are on the line. CLEOPATRA'S NECKLACE Thomas Devlin must recover Cleopatra’s necklace, but when the smugglers pursue his old flame, he jets to her aid. Cleo's involvement with the necklace’s forger sends her on the run. She knows Thomas will protect her but will he crush her love again? As they race against time, they learn more is at stake than recovering the antiquity. The peril escalates, and so does the risk to their hearts. AT LAST (A DEVLIN WEDDING NOVELLA) Owing her brother and his bride, maid of honor Andie Devlin is determined to make their wedding perfect. She’s falling for Mike Pagano but fears he’ll judge her wild-child past. He wants to keep her safe from an attack threatening the wedding, but more than that, he wants her in his arms. When she learns her brother assigned him as her bodyguard, she pushes him away … leaving her vulnerable.

Betrayed


Rebecca Sharp - 2021
    Until now. After a local interview about her business goes viral, bad things start happening. So, she turns to the only man she trusts—the man who helped fake her death.Ace Covington knows the situation is serious when independent Addy returns to the doorstep of Covington Security with a plea for help. But it doesn’t take long for her stubborn streak to shine through.Addy insists on being part of the investigation. Ace knows it’s too dangerous for her to get involved. A testy compromise results in a roommate situation where the only thing they can’t argue over is the attraction burning between them.When the demons from Addy’s past come looking for the woman who cheated death, Ace will risk everything to protect her and prove her betrayed heart is always safe with him.

Road to Ruin


Callie Hart - 2017
    There’s no arguing the matter; he’s a bad guy, or at least he used to be. For the past five years, Tommy’s been on the straight and narrow, keeping his head down and staying out of trouble. He left the French Quarter behind, along with the New Orleans crime syndicates and underground fights that used to pay his bills. Trading in the high-octane thrill of earning money with his fists to work in an auto mechanic’s was hard, and yet somehow, despite everything, he’s made it work.Until now.Tommy hadn’t planned on seeing his brother again. When David Kendrick turns up on his doorstep with a bag full of money and four broken ribs, Tommy finds himself heading back to the place he swore he’d never return. Back to the fights. Back to the drinking, the drugs, and the women.Back to a life he thought he’d left behind for good.Nikita Moreau has lived in New Orleans all her life. She learned to drive there, lost her virginity there, bought her first house there, and she’s damned if she isn’t going to die there, too. As a prison psychologist at one of the country’s most dangerous facilities, she runs the risk of dying in the state of Louisiana on a daily basis, and yet she wouldn’t give it up for the world. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping those everyone else has given up on. Nothing more rewarding than fixing something everyone said was broken.The day she meets Tommy Kendrick, however, she learns a painful lesson: sometimes a person is too broken to be fixed. Sometimes a person is beyond reach and cannot be saved. The tall, dark and handsome, tattoo-covered devil is danger personified. She knows this. She knows he’s bad news. So then why can’t she stop thinking about him? Why can’t she stay away from him?And, most importantly, why won’t she save herself?

Wild Encounter


Nikki Logan - 2012
    Terrified for her life and her animals, the intrepid Clare establishes a rapport with the man she believes is the criminals’ leader, and reluctantly finds herself under his protection...and falling hard for the enigmatic man. Alpha-to-the-max Simon deVries sees right through his sexy captive’s attempt to seduce her way to freedom. So when their simmering attraction flares into true passion, it takes them both by surprise. Now he’s torn between completing his secret mission and letting her escape without telling her his true identity. He knows if he lets her go, he will be risking his career, his life...and his heart.

Caught in the Act


Jill Sorenson - 2012
    Instead she’s worried about her troubled sister, the girlfriend—and prisoner—of drug lord Carlos Moreno. Kari wants no part of that life, but when she helps a friend cross into the United States illegally, two men on opposite sides of the law take notice: Moreno and Adam Cortez, the handsome border protection officer who lets Kari off the hook. It’s not just Kari’s tantalizing flash of skin that catches Adam’s attention—her drug cartel connections bring back the demons of his past. Moreno demands that Kari smuggle a package for him in exchange for her sister’s freedom. Adam also gets dangerously close, tempting her to surrender and fulfill her wildest desires. As Kari prepares for the drug run, dark secrets, violent criminals, and deadly consequences lurk around every corner. But concern for her sister drives Kari toward a terrifying act, despite Adam’s warnings, despite her overwhelming fears—and despite the odds against coming out alive.

SEALs of Shadow Force Box Set,


Misty Evans - 2016
    When Trace and Savanna’s mutual enemy closes in, will secrets, lies, and forbidden passions cost them everything? Fatal Honor: Miles is Charlotte’s one and only weakness. He’s also her only hope. Can he keep her safe as they travel across continents and explore the depth of their feelings for each other? Or will misplaced honor and treasonous loyalties prove fatal for them both? Fatal Courage: In twenty-one missions, CIA golden girl Ruby McKellen has failed only once, thanks to Navy SEAL Jaxon Sloan, the man who stole her heart and forced her to choose between him and her partner. To prove her partner's innocence and save her damaged career, Ruby is running an unsanctioned mission—and the only way to get the proof she needs is to go to Jax for help. Books in the series include: Fatal Truth – Trace and Savanna Fatal Honor – Miles and Charlotte Fatal Love – Cal and Beatrice; Connor and Sabrina Fatal Courage – Jax and Ruby Fatal Vision – Colton and Shelby Fatal Thrill - Jon and Jaya

We Were One


Elizabeth Reyes - 2017
    From the moment she walked into my life and set my heart and soul on fire, not a day's gone by that she hasn't plagued my every thought. We were each other's completion. She was everything I wasn't--the sigh to my roar, the virtue to my sin, the cure to my wounds. We Were One. Until the unthinkable happened. That I've survived such a tragedy without having completely lost it, is a mystery in itself. But as my mind starts to blur the lines between reality and my delusional heart, I begin to question everything, including my sanity. And then the real mystery begins . . . Looking Glass #2 Nico's story We Were One is heart wrenching stand alone novel with an HEA. I promise!2018

Identity Crisis


Rochelle Paige - 2015
    With only two weeks to go before her manuscript is due, she heads to a remote cabin in the Smoky Mountains with no internet or cell service.An ex-military security specialist...Blaine West is halfway around the world when he gets a frantic message from his childhood sweetheart. She needs to lay low for awhile so he puts her in touch with someone who can help her until he can get back to town.A dead body...When Blaine arrives at the hotel where they were supposed to meet, he learns the body of a local author was discovered that morning but there's no sign of his old flame.And a case of mistaken identity...Delia returns home completely unaware that the police believe she's been murdered. With Delia alive and his ex still missing, Blaine has the skills and connections to find out exactly what happened and keep Delia safe.Lead to a passion that burns out of control.

Sandor


Kat Mizera - 2020
    Problem is, I don’t want it. Any of it. I just want her.I've never embraced my status in the royal family as Prince Sandor Gustaffson... until now. The head of security for the royal family, I'm used to being in the shadows, but after eleven years I'm forced back into the spotlight. My family works to rebuild our country, while I'm pulled in a million different directions. But the only direction I want to look is to her: Lennox Briggs.She’s been a thorn in my side since she was brought in as the first woman on our security team. Getting involved with her would be a mistake. Lennix is more than qualified, but a distraction I can't afford. Too bad my heart—and other regions—aren’t listening.After so many years protecting the people I love, how do I choose between my heart and my duty?Because I definitely can’t have both.

Stark Security Collection


J. Kenner - 2020
    Kenner is an exceptional storyteller. The drama, tension, and heat were perfect. It was a fantastic read!” - About That StoryThey’ll take any risk to get the job done.Charismatic. Dangerous. Sexy as hell.Meet the elite team at Stark Security.“In true J. Kenner style, this book was filled with the perfect amount of deception, lies, action and angst.” - The Overflowing BookcaseThis Collection includes:Shattered With YouBroken With YouRuined With YouShadows of You (a short story that is a prequel to Broken With You)SHATTERED WITH YOUThe only price she won’t pay is her heart.Quincy Radcliffe has fast become a key asset at the newly formed Stark Security. A former British agent with lethal skills and criminal connections, it’s a no-brainer for him to rise through the ranks.But Quincy isn’t the man he appears to be. And one woman could expose all his secrets.Once, he worshipped Eliza Tucker. He adored her body and then broke her heart. But now she needs help, and he’s the only man that can do it. Quincy knows he must either turn his back on her or risk revealing his dark past to the one woman who can—and will—tear open his old wounds.For years, Eliza has tried to forget the man who shattered her. His smoldering good looks had drawn her in; his British charm had enchanted her. But it was the wildness of his seduction and the ferocity of his passion that captured her. She’d given herself to him—and he’d destroyed her.Now, he’s the only person who can help find her missing sister.She’ll use him because she has to. She’ll pay anything he demands, whether in the bank or the bedroom.She won’t fall for him again. But what if it isn’t her choice to make?BROKEN WITH YOUTrue love never fades…After surviving a troubled childhood, Denise can’t believe that she’s blissfully married to her partner and soulmate. She’s confident that not even Mason’s long-term, deep-cover assignment will shake their bond. And she certainly doesn’t anticipate that when he finally walks back through her door that he’ll have no memory of her, himself, or their time together…When Mason is pulled out of an operation gone bad, all he knows is what he’s told — that he was a covert agent, that he has information vital to national security somewhere in his head, and that they can tell him no more for fear of burying those hard-fought secrets even further. They tell him nothing else; not even that the beautiful woman who makes his heart beat faster is not just his partner, but also his wife.The secret she must keep wrecks Denise, who wants only to return to Mason’s arms. But despite the desire that still burns hot between them, she can’t tell him who she is—or that she’s carrying his child.But when dark forces threaten both their lives in order to retrieve the information trapped in Mason’s mind, it’s not their past that will be tested, but the tenuous new love now burning hot between them.RUINED WITH YOUWhen her high maintenance boss is assaulted, manager Xena Morgan contacts the only person who can help—the sexy, arrogant, incredibly capable Stark Security agent Liam Foster. The former vigilante takes every case personally, and he's determined to find answers—particularly since he thought he'd cleared this threat already.Xena had been thrilled when Liam completed his assignment, because he affected her in ways she didn't want to contemplate, awakening yearnings that threatened her deepest secrets.But now she needs him, and her body won't let her forget it.As their attraction heats to a feverish degree, the web of lies, danger, and passion they find themselves in tangles further. Liam will stop at nothing to protect his client, even if it means sacrificing everything he holds dear ... and exposing the secrets that may destroy him—and Xena—forever.