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Arthur in the Dark, Volume Four by Hotama
Forbidden, Book 1
Mike Wells - 2015
Not only is she welcomed into a family that she never knew, but she is thrust headlong into the highest strata of European society. Nothing is too grand in the fairy tale lives of the uber-rich--the spectacular seaside villas, the sleek, chauffeured limousines, the outrageously expensive designer clothes. When Jayne plays her part and learns to fit into this new world, she meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed...and she ultimately finds herself confronting an evil that truly has no limits.
Romeo is Homeless
Julie Frayn - 2013
In the big city, she discovers that reality and fantasy don’t mix. When her money runs out, a seventeen-year-old street kid comes to her rescue. Reese has electric eyes, a gentleman’s heart—and a heroin addiction. For him, each day is a struggle to make the right choice. They fall for each other, and August wants to save him from his horrid existence. But the truth behind his pain might be more than she can bear. Could their love ruin her life?(Formerly titled Suicide City)
Fearless Part II: Crossing Lines (Fearless, #2)
Lauren Gilley - 2014
Welcome to the mother chapter of the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club; meet the girl raised by outlaws, and the fearsome man who will always hold her heart. After a bloody homecoming, and a shattering run-in with her lost love, Ava Teague is launched into her past, forced by circumstance to remember the events five years ago that led to Mercy’s departure from Knoxville. At seventeen, she was raw, vulnerable, and green, and too in love with him to be coy about it. Mercy had no idea how his feelings for her had become so muddied, only that he had to do something about them. They were electric; they were doomed. Told in installments, this is the second of four parts of a complete novel. Fearless will later be offered in its entirety, as a full 600+ page novel; the price will be comparable; Lauren wanted to experiment with releasing a novel in parts, so readers could enjoy it as she completes writing on each section. Readers can follow along with her, or wait for the finished novel. This rich narrative travels from the swamps outside New Orleans to the foothills of Tennessee, spanning fourteen years, following a family of outlaws bound by brotherhood, blood, and a love that knows no boundaries. Read Part I: “Lying Down With Dogs,” and Part II: “Crossing Lines,” and be on the lookout for Part III: “All-American Monsters,” this fall. Mercy can also be found in Lauren Gilley's third Russell novel, KEEPING BAD COMPANY, a Southern outlaw series that kicks off with book one: MADE FOR BREAKING. Keep up to date with all the new releases and inside scoop on Lauren’s blog: hoofprintpress.blogspot.com, on her Twitter feed: @lauren_gilley, or her Facebook page: Lauren Gilley – Author. Or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.L. Ostle - 2017
I thought love was simple. Boy meets girl, girl loves boy, boy loves girl. Nothing could have prepared me for the truth and the suffering I would endure. I was taken and broken and pulled apart, until I didn't recognize myself in the mirror. Now that I'm free, I recognize I'm not truly free. He is still there, still watching, still punishing. I survived and became someone new - something new. Soon, everyone is going to find out that betrayal doesn't lead to forgiveness. It leads to justice and they won't even see me coming. Semi-dark romance. Contains cheating, blackmail, strong language, sexual scenes, some scenes and situations may be sensitive to some readers. Recommended for ages 18 and over.
Terence Mitford - 2017
An offer too good to refuse. And consequences beyond her control. Gritty, dark, and disturbing. The Story of Natasha, tricked and trafficked to London, and trapped in a ruthless, criminal underworld. Introducing Mason Cooper, a tough detective quitting the force to save his failing marriage. Their worlds collide as he drives his daughter home from school. This novella introduces the hard-hitting Mason Cooper thriller series with "awesome characters" and a style of its own. Fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Jon Mills' Jack Winchester Mark Dawson's John Milton, Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, and many more strong leading male and female characters should read Terence Mitford's new Mason Cooper thrillers. WARNING: Due to the theme, this book contains scenes that some readers may find disturbing.
Farewell, my Loves
Jen Tirone - 2016
Nothing in this world could destroy a bond as fierce as ours.Or so I believed… Because life interfered.Impulsive decisions, reaped unyielding consequences.Fate had a way of making you question your sanity.Loyalties were blurred.Priorities, poisoned.And destiny… destiny dispelled all our beliefs.In the end love was just too consuming. Tragic even.Without a doubt, love... crossed many unfathomable lines.
Rebel Farris - 2018
are made for the right reasons. I lost everything with the death of my bandmate—my privacy, my reputation, my career, and the love of my life.I’m nothing but the living ghost of Madelaine Dobransky. Still, I’ve managed to make a new life for myself and build a successful business from the ashes. And even though my world is filled with guilt, secrets, and suspicion... it lies buried beneath the surface.All I wanted was a tattoo. I didn't know that it would bring him—the one who watches—back into my life. Nor did I expect the tempting tattoo artist, Dexter McClellan, to lay claim on a place in my world. Dex wants to know me, to know the truth.But I can’t let that happen. Because the truth is buried for a reason.The truth will destroy me.
A Handful of Sovereigns
Anna King - 1994
But there might be a way out… When fifteen-year-old Maggie, her sister Liz and young brother Charlie find themselves tragically orphaned they know their young lives can never be the same again. And when Liz is taken ill, Maggie has to tend to her, and loses what little work she had. In desperation, she ventures onto the streets, risking her safety and her innocence. A mysterious stranger appears to offer hope, but does he have only her best interests at heart? Will tragedy strike again or can Maggie save the family from poverty, and find the happiness she truly deserves? Set in London’s Bethnal Green shortly after the Ripper murders, A Handful of Sovereigns is a classic East End family saga, perfect for fans of Jennie Felton, Maggie Ford or Dilly Court.
Syren & Renzo
Avril Ashton - 2020
Before they became the men they are now, they were stolen. Caged. Abused. In the grip of a monster, the black-haired boy discovered hope again when he’d lost it. The white-haired boy found family when he’d gone so long without it. They had each other...until a betrayal ripped them apart. Decades later, they’re not who they once were, nor are they who they should have been. But there’s still time. One last chance for forgiveness. One last chance for family. This novella is not a romance, but it is a love story best read after Kiss Your Scars (Loose Ends #3). Please utilize the "Look Inside" feature to check content warnings.
A Deadly Obsession
Vi Carter - 2020
This isn't a fairy tale.ELLAI’ve been groomed my whole life to become his wife.A man I have never met.I won’t be alone, there are seven of us and he will only choose one.When I arrive at his mansion, I’m excited until I realize my prince charming is a brute.A man without feelings.A man who has no interest in the parties that are thrown, so he can get to know us.He’s angry and brutal.He has us all terrified.Until that one night. The night I stand up to him and become his obsession.It’s a deadly obsession, that I fear I won’t survive.LUCASI want to be left alone, but my time has come to pick a wife.A wife from seven potential women.I have an empire to rule.I will not allow anything to get in the way of that.Most certainly not any of these women.That is, until that one night.She stands out of formation and stops me from killing an enemy.No one has ever stood up to me before.Now she has my attention, whether she wants it or not.***This is book one in The Obsessed Duet. This book ends on a cliffhanger.
Ace Gray - 2018
Don’t go to Chicago. It always made me feel like a damsel in distress, trapped in a tower. But my life was filled with kings and queens and the most noble knights and I didn’t need another fairytale. I needed a bad boy. Brye McCowan was just that. He was smooth, and seductive. Dark, dangerous and downright drool worthy too. I saw trouble swirling around him in place of a shadow. He was my one rule personified.And I couldn't stop myself from kissing him. Which was right about the time that whole fairytale thing kicked back in. Only this time I wasn’t surrounded by heroes. These were the villains, wicked and vengeful. And Brye was one of them. When all was said and done, when all the blood was spilled, the only thing more tormenting than the dungeon he threw me in was knowing it was my family’s twisted secrets that put me there.
K.E. Osborn - 2015
I was a mother. Now... I’m a Madam. I had a loving family. A husband and son who I adored until they were tragically ripped from me. Something inside me died the same time they did. My heart stopped beating. I had to become stronger, tougher. I had to close down my emotions and become someone entirely different to who I was before. I became the Violet Widow. Now, I run a high-class escort and sex worker agency. To my staff, I’m known only as Boss. No one knows my past, and I don’t have a future. That was until he walked into my life. I'm Hudson Stone. Meeting someone like her was never part of my life plan. My life is my work and I put everything I have into my career choice. I'm strong willed, passionate and loyal, but cross me or the ones I love and you will pay. Vengeance is in my blood and I'm out to seek it. Until she stepped into my world--beautiful, sassy and confident, she had the power to destroy me.Will their paths collide or will their secrets explode, leaving their hearts shattered and lives in tatters.
Suzanne Casamento - 2013
But as his thoughtful ways become increasingly controlling, Savanna seeks help from her mom, only to find that she's too wrapped up in her new family to care.Left to deal with an abuser on her own, Savanna turns to her best friends, Jane and Tally, for help. What was supposed to be a fun summer for the three best friends turns into a series of twists to break free from a stalker.
Dead Man's Ink Boxset
Callie Hart - 2017
Sometimes the choice is made for you, and pretending is the only thing that keeps you going. When Alexis Romera is taken and her kidnappers find her fake ID in her purse, she must become Sophia in order to keep her family safe. Revealing her real identity to the man she's sold to would be easy enough, but can she trust him? Hell bent on revenging the murder of his uncle, Rebel doesn't seem all that interested in playing things safe. In fact, nothing about the secretive, dark and brooding MC president seems safe at all. Rebel What do you do when the man who raised you is murdered, and the only witness is kidnapped girl who's being sold as a sex slave? You buy her, of course. As president to the most powerful motorcycle club in America, Rebel isn't lacking in power. There are strings the man can pull, and entire criminal organisations and corporate businesses alike would fall to their knees. However, along with such power comes intense interest. The DEA have their eye fixed solely on the MC...and they're just waiting for Rebel to trip up. Getting Sophia to testify is the only way to bring the Los Oscuros cartel down. The beautiful, dark haired, dark eyed woman is belligerent and uncooperative and unlikely to bend to his will, but Rebel has a few tricks up his sleeve to make her compliant--he'll charm her until she's bending over backwards to please him. Of course, falling for her might cause a few hiccups along the way... * The Dead Man's Ink series contains strong ties with the Blood & Roses series, but you do not have to have read those works in order to read this one. The Dead Man's Ink series is contemporary romance story with occasional dark themes that some people might find confronting. *