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Blood Reign by Selena Kitt
Christina Phillips - 2010
She escapes to help her oppressed people, only to be captured by a dangerous, battle-scarred centurion.Charged by his emperor to eliminate the powerful Druids in Britain, Maximus doesn’t expect his mission to be thwarted by the clan’s ethereal princess, Carys. Unaware of her true heritage, he’s enchanted by her beauty and intrigued by her bravery, and while he wants nothing more than to protect her, he reluctantly releases her.Shaken by the encounter, Carys can’t forget the fearless warrior and is convinced her beloved goddess brought Maximus to her for a reason. Although he’s the enemy of her people she can’t stay away, but their clandestine assignations threaten more than their lives.As Carys’ loyalties are twisted, and freedom is no longer her single-minded obsession, the avenging High Druid plans to crush Maximus’ people into oblivion. With time running out, Carys and Maximus must overcome the devastation of war and face the ultimate sacrifice if their forbidden love is to survive.Previously published by Penguin US in 2010
Arial Burnz - 2011
When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest.Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times--the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick's passionate pursuit.When Davina's past returns to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.Reader Advisory: This story contains explicit love scenes, described using graphic and direct language. This story also contains explicit, nail-biting scenes of violence and domestic abuse. (Don't worry...the bad guys get it in the end!)
Be Mine Tonight
Kathryn Smith - 2006
Would that I could undo the past—when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet...Never have I known a maiden the like of Prudence Ryland, whose beauty and spirit awaken a heart I feared long cold and dead. But her young life is slipping away, and she also seeks the deliverance of the Grail—unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. I must help Prudence, for in six hundred years, no other woman has stirred my passions so. But dare I tender to my beloved that which she most desires—the sensuous "gift" of forever that is both rapture and a curse: my immortal kiss?
The Tribe's Bride
R.E. Butler - 2012
Knowing the only job waiting for her is waitressing at a coffee-house, Carrie indulges in a post-disappointment shopping trip. An old necklace in an antique store window catches her eye and she immediately feels as if she cannot walk away without owning it. The very last thing she needs to do is squander her savings by investing in a necklace that may have, at one time, belonged to one of the tribes she studied…but she can’t help herself.When she tries on the precious necklace at home, she passes out and wakes up in the tent of the necklace’s original owners, three Native American tribesmen from the late 1600s. Will she be able to get back home to the future or will she find out that the one place she was always meant to be was back in time as the tribe’s bride?This novella contains m/f/m/m interaction, three handsome brothers that will do anything for each other and their woman, and a magical necklace that brings them all together.
The Dragon and the DreamWalker
Elizabeth Rose - 2013
He is shocked to see the dragon's fire has not harmed her, and realizes she must be the Lady o Fire that the villagers fear and call a witch. Brynn has faerie blood running through her veins, and while fire cannot harm her and gives her power, water weakens her and can destroy her. She is thrilled to have been saved by a heroic knight, until she awakens and realizes he has brought her to her late father's castle. Her savior turns into her captor. Can two feared people work together to destroy the dragon, or will they be stopped by their haunting pasts as they realize they really fear themselves?
The Dark One
Ronda Thompson - 2005
Unfortunately, Lord Wulf's better instincts prevail...although not before he gives Rosalind a tantalizing taste of what she's missing. And when the opportunity arises to rescue Armond from a grim fate while changing her own, Rosalind knows she must seize it... Armond can no more ignore the Rutherford woman than his ancestor could resist the temptress who cursed the Wulf men with a terrifying transformation that occurs at the appearance of the full moon--and is set in motion by love. Now, to save her reputation and his freedom, Armond must marry Rosalind. But he vows that while they may share the pleasures of the marriage bed, she will never have his heart... Yet as strange and mysterious events bring them closer in body and soul, Armond finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings for his new wife locked away. Especially when the reality of unquenchable desire--and certain danger--burn stronger than ever by the light of a full moon...
India Kells - 2017
A vengeful werewolf. A twisted love spell. In this world where legendary creatures roam, and magic is ruled by an unyielding High Council, Valeria Lancaster knows, from her strict upbringing as a witch, the value of order, rank and discipline. So when her powers wreak havoc around her, killing people - even her own mother - she has no other choice but to flee. Unfortunately, the best hideout can’t protect her from Asher Stonelake, a Sanctuary Master and a werewolf with a dire taste of vengeance. The Lancasters have killed his entire family and he won’t rest until the witch who murdered his sister suffers the worst kind of death. When he catches the scent of his enemy and Valeria becomes his captive, Asher can’t wait to break her, until he notices that something or someone may already have. Vengeance must wait, as trouble knocks at the door, and his enticing prisoner may in reality be more friend than foe. Even maybe an ally… A contemporary paranormal romance full of suspense and heat with HEA! Enjoy!
Alexandra Ivy - 2015
Angel Savary is dedicated to his skills as a Healer. After the death of his mother, he’s determined never to fail another Pantera. But when he’s kidnapped by a human female, he discovers that her brutal past offers the answers he’s been seeking. Even more astonishing, she stirs his cat with a ruthless need to claim her. Suddenly, he realizes there’s more to life than duty. Indy’s life has been one of grim survival. The last thing she wants is the distraction of a lover. Until she captures Angel. The Pantera is stunningly gorgeous and sexy as hell. Unfortunately, she hasn’t captured him to fulfill her fantasies. As much as she might ache with the need to give in to their mutual passion, he’s the only hope she has of saving the child she’s rescued from a ruthless enemy who threatens to destroy them all. HISS Caged like the beast he is, Hiss—former Hunter and traitor to the Pantera—has accepted his fate as a tortured prisoner in the hideous experimentation lab known as the Sub. In fact, he wishes death would come more quickly. Until he connects with the female in the cage beside him, that is. As he helps his fellow captive through her pain and her nightmares, she forces him to envision the possibility of forgiveness after the hell he’s wrought on his kind. But when their captors plan to use her in their brutal breeding program, Hiss has no choice but to attempt a risky escape. Stunning and fierce, Gia used to be a water Hunter in her shifter sect before she was abducted and tossed in the lab for blood drains, and worse. Threatened with a hopeless future as a lab brood mare, escape seems like her only possibility for survival. After refusing to give herself to the breeding program, she escapes with Hiss to his Wildlands. Giving Hiss her heart and her loyalty in the face of the Pantera’s overwhelming guilt, all she expects in return is his honesty. But when she wakes up one morning to find him gone, will she too deem him a traitor to their love?
Dreams of the Past
Kian Rhodes - 2018
He didn't bother calling Lucille, the house mother, for help. He already knew what the bulge meant. He was pregnant. Lucas also knew that he alone bore the blame for his predicament. After all, there was a reason that knotting was strictly forbidden in the house. Still, when the nondescript alpha had winked and offered a full pound under the table in a bid to knot him – a welcome surprise that he could add to the purse he kept hidden for when he was able to escape the Omega house - Lucas had given in quickly. Since the majority of the tiny compensation that Lucas received for each trick went to pay for the protection of the house – even though the house was who he needed protection from - with a bit left over for food and other necessities, money was always tight. So, with a choice between the quick tumble that the house had already been paid for – a tumble that Lucas would only see a shilling of from the crown that the house pocketed – and an additional gold pound for the temporary inconvenience of being knotted, only a fool would take the former. After all, he was nowhere near his season and Omegas couldn't catch outside of heat; everyone knew that. Except – Lucas raised his shirt a few inches and stared at the tiny bump again – except, everyone appeared to be wrong.
Taken by the Beast
Natasha Knight - 2013
Afterwards, he knew that there could be no hiding what had happened, and she would have to come with him whether she liked it or not.Try as she might to convince herself that her eyes had deceived her, Kayla knew that she had seen a giant wolf toss men about like ragdolls and then shift into the human form of her neighbor Elijah. Then, before she can even begin to process what she has seen, she finds herself thrown over his shoulder and carried from her apartment against her will.In spite of Elijah’s insistence that their flight from the city to a cabin deep in the woods is for her own safety, Kayla attempts escape at every opportunity, but she finds that he is more than prepared to compel her obedience and he will not hesitate to spank her soundly when she makes it necessary. Worse, she soon learns that repeated defiance will earn her a punishment far more shameful than just a bare bottom spanking.As the days pass, however, she begins to see in Elijah a kind of loving care and concern that no man has ever shown her before. Stranger still, as she stands before him naked and blushing, waiting to be thoroughly chastised for disobeying him yet again, she begins to want him in a way that is so fierce it terrifies her.Elijah swears to himself that he has taken Kayla only to keep her safe, but in his heart he knows that is not true. His instinctual need for her—the overpowering urge to claim her as his own—grows stronger with every passing hour, and it is only a matter of time before he loses control and takes her. But can he keep her safe from those who would use her to get to him, and even if he can, can the primal lust between them ever grow into an equally powerful love?Publisher’s Note: Taken by the Beast is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.Claimed By The Beast is the sequel to Taken By The Beast
Bryce Evans - 2014
Ryder Malone, is the Alpha of his werewolf pack. He carefully balances his responsibilities as the official head of the Council, and older brother to his sister Zoey, but when she decides to leave for college, he finds himself drawn to her roommate. Like an obsession, London Grey is under Ryder’s skin. To his shock, the young witch orphan, and her best friend decide to move back to Alpha City with Zoey to create a new business. But someone in Alpha City doesn’t want them to succeed. Like a bad itch, mysterious happenings haunt the newcomers and the town’s Alpha. Can they figure out the mystery before tragedy happens? Or will Ryder and London’s own chemistry cause them to miss the obvious?
Coreene Callahan - 2012
But in spite of his bloody triumph, his claim to the throne remains out of reach. The king of Hungary opposes his rule, the Transylvanian people despise his brutal ways, and the high priestess needed to crown him has vanished without a trace. But Barbu hasn’t come this far only to be thwarted by a woman. He unleashes his best hunters to track her down and bring her to him—dead or alive.For Xavian Ramir, killing is the only life he has ever known. Torn from his family when he was a child, he was trained from an early age to be an elite assassin. But now he longs for something more, vowing to start anew after one last job. The bounty on his target’s head is enough to set him up for good—if he can resist the long-dead conscience that stirs to life when he meets his beautiful mark.Afina Lazar never wanted to become high priestess, but the brutal murders of her beloved mother and sister leave her no choice. Now she is running for her life, desperate to protect the magical amulet entrusted to her care. But when Barbu’s assassin comes for her, she realizes her only chance of stopping the warlord’s rise to power is to convince this enigmatic—and handsome—hunter that she is more valuable alive than dead.Dramatic and fast-paced, Knight Awakened is a stirring love story between two people searching for a second chance in a magical world of assassins, warlords, unearthly beasts, and nonstop adventure.
Jennifer Ashley - 2011
Niall O’Connell, master sword maker of the old Kingdom of Ciarrai, hates Fae, resenting the time when Shifters were little better than Fae slaves. But Alanna's heartbreaking story and her beauty are difficult to resist. Together, she and Niall forge a sword that changes Shifter history, at the same time forging an unbreakable bond between their hearts.This novella is prequel to the Shifters Unbound series, a standalone story that tells how the Sword of the Guardian came to be.This is a 10,000 word novella. It also appears in print in the Mammoth Book of Irish Romance.
Charlotte Featherstone - 2011
Only the canniest mortals recognize the alluring creatures that often walk—and lie—among them.The Fae of the Seelie Court cherish an ancient quarrel with their Dark counterparts: a curse born of anger and deceit. The Unseelie Court will perish unless one of its princes can win a woman's love—honestly, without coercion...and love her wholly in return.To halt the demise of his people, Prince Thane, the embodiment of Lust, infiltrates the Georgian court to seduce his mortal inverse. Noblewoman Chastity Lennox is purity incarnate—a prize worth winning. But Thane's quest is more challenging than he dreamed.No one has ever been able to resist his erotic charms. Chastity's resolve is maddening...and intriguing. It makes him want her all the more. But how to seduce one who seems above temptation? Discover her greatest weakness and become the essence of her deepest, most forbidden...
The Shifter's Catch
T.S. Ryder - 2017
A girl who needs money. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Unless they end up dead… Prince Edan never wanted a mate. But now that his brothers are killing each other, he’s the only one who can produce an heir. So when he meets a woman who makes his fires burn blue, he doesn’t think twice. His Dragon spreads its wings and flies her away to his kingdom. Isobel has only one dream. One that costs money she doesn’t have. So when she meets a rich stranger who offers her a job, she’s ready. Except she doesn’t realize that the job is to have his babies… But the vibrations of the universe have spoken. And by the way, it’s pretty difficult to say no to the delicious hunky Dragon and the sheer dominance that radiates from him. What Edan doesn’t know is that Isobel has a gift: She can see the ghosts and demons that are threatening the kingdom. But as the feelings between Isobel and Edan deepen, can she still see? And will he unleash his flames for her when she becomes bait? This is a 109-page stand-alone paranormal story with lots of steam, shifters, magic and action. It has an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! This is a HOT story with mature themes and language. Most definitely for 18+ readers only.