Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally
walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on
the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.
That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a
pleasant and apologetic version.
Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor
from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.
Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his
games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing green eyes, abs that
don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred
yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.
Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and
stop being such a kill-joy…
Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking
usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver
handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break
community service project.
Guess who’s my new boss?
Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not
anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass
exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key
to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.
It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m
Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart
before that happens…one screw at a time.
His fingers tightened around the hair at the base of my neck. Tilting my head to the side, he ran his lips over my skin, sending shivers down my spine.
One second we were standing in the middle of the pitch-black room and the next the whole world tilted. I landed against Nix’s solid chest.
“Are you okay?” I tried to push myself up.
He tightened his hold around me. “The stress balls, sweatpants, and t-shirts cushioned my fall.”
“Thank you for today.” I peppered his jaw with kisses.
“Thank you for letting me do this for you.” The outline of his erection pressed against the front of my mound. Just one inch higher…
He wrapped his hands around my waist and lifted me, perfecting the angle.
I shuddered and ground my hips against him. Someone walked by the door, but we didn’t stop—couldn’t stop.
His hands cupped my ass, dragging me harder against him. The texture of his jeans added extra sensation against my clit. I was on fire for him through two layers of clothes.
My short gasps and his low groans were the only sounds in the room other than the fabric friction.
“We should get back out there.” I raked my teeth along the side of his neck.
“You’re probably right.” His hips shot up and I wanted to scream in frustration that he wasn’t inside me, but I didn’t want to break from the thrumming pleasure rushing all over my body.
“In a second.”
“In a minute.” His tongue danced with mine in time to the rhythm of our hips. Laughter rang out in the hallway behind the door, but I couldn’t stop. If someone came in, there wasn’t anything that would stop me from dry-humping Nix into next week.
Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.
You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.
“Phenomenal! The world building. The romance. The epic storyline. Everything about this book is blockbuster worthy!” —Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times bestselling author
For love, he’ll watch the world burn.
For revenge, he’ll light the match.
New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione returns to her fan favorite Demonica Series with REAPER, available now!
THE DEMONICA SERIES RETURNS…
He is the Keeper of Souls. Judge, jury, and executioner. He is death personified.
He is the Grim Reaper.
A fallen angel who commands the respect of both Heaven and Hell, Azagoth has presided over his own underworld realm for thousands of years. As the overlord of evil souls, he maintains balance crucial to the existence of life on Earth and beyond. But as all the realms gear up for the prophesied End of Days, the ties that bind him to Sheoul-gra have begun to chafe.
Now, with his beloved mate and unborn child the target of an ancient enemy, Azagoth will stop at nothing to save them, even if it means breaking blood oaths and shattering age-old alliances.
Even if it means destroying himself and setting the world on fire…
Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career in meteorology to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her retired U.S. Coast Guard husband, her son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhounds, a King Shepherd named Hexe and a Belgian Malinois named Duvel.
Scars don’t always heal…
Jesse Mason chose duty over love and endured the hell of captivity comforted only with thoughts of the woman he left behind. Though the physical damage has healed, the emotional battle continues now that he’s home. He fakes happy and whole until Ellie is thrust back into his life. She’s everything he ever wanted but can never have. Getting wrapped up in her problems is not an option, but neither is leaving her in danger.
Without her he’d be nothing.
Scars aren’t always visible…
Ellie Travers salvaged her scarred heart and landed headfirst in a horrible marriage. Now divorced, broke, and desperate to care for her ailing mother, she accepts the only job offered—Office Manager at The Arsenal. Working for the man who broke her heart should be simple compared to escaping a hellacious marriage. But only she can help Jesse win the final war for his soul, and she’ll do anything to save him—even at the risk of losing herself.
The battle lines have been drawn. Together they must navigate the minefields of love and sacrifice because failure is not an option.
women stilled. Addy chuckled as she entered and leaned against the
wall beside Levi.
isn’t a show. Get the fuck out,” he repeated.
happening,” Addy said. The redheaded operative terrified the hell
out of Ellie. She was like Wonder Woman, if Wonder Woman had also
been James Bond. Maybe? Either way, she was so kickass she gave every
operative at The Arsenal pause.
Vi’s husband Jud—and he’d been an assassin. Yikes.
swallowed as she processed the protective solidarity of her new
friends—her tribe. The fact that she had one was a shock. She’d
only ever had Jesse as a friend. Then he’d gone, and she’d had…
a reason you’re coming in here like you’re about to start World
War III?” Vi asked. “Your growl doesn’t scare me, Jesse.”
scared Vi. All the women gathered around Ellie were amazing—each in
her own unique way. The fact that any one of them had friended her
was wild. All of them?
dropped something on her desk. Her pulse quickened as she watched the
small object bounce a couple times then roll to a stop by her
stapler. Silence descended as everyone looked at the piece of metal.
and Vi cursed. Bree reached out and grabbed it.
are you bringing this in and getting mad at Ellie?” The blonde
looked at Ellie. “Why is he bringing this to you?”
took a moment to snap the pieces together. Someone had shot her tire
out. It hadn’t been a blowout. Fear crawled through her, but the
anger doused it quickly enough.
son of a bitch.
has a loud mouth,” she muttered, unsure what else to say.
Don’t put this on Medina. He did what you
should’ve done,” Jesse said.
she should have called us when this shit went down instead of
changing her tire on the side of the road after someone shot it out,”
Levi commented from the wall.
got Cord and Zoey finding the footage now,” Jesse said. “You want
to tell me who shot your tire out and why?”
shook her head. “I didn’t know it was shot out. I thought it was
a blowout. I swear.”
happened?” Jesse’s voice was low, but gritty like he’d
swallowed sandpaper. His green gaze flickered with rage. His entire
body vibrated with unspent anger. She’d never fully understood how,
but she could read him easily.
do this here or in the whiteboard room with the rest of the crew that
isn’t here,” Vi said.
moved to her side of the desk and grasped her arm. Though his touch
was gentle, he’d grabbed the same area Phil had used to yank her
from the truck. Pain sliced through her body. A sound rose from her
gaze darkened as he removed his hand and rolled her sleeve up.
not much time had passed, bruises were forming in a distinct pattern.
struck the room. Everyone started talking at once.
leaned down until he was in her personal space. “You and I need to
have a conversation about this, Peanut. You want to do this with just
you and me, or do you want them involved? Either way they’ll know
whatever you tell me.”
sat in plenty of Arsenal briefings. The Masons, the women gathered
around her, and the team leaders all converged and went over every
speck of detail about a case. No stone went unturned. They hacked
their way into impossible-to-get intel without thought.
and Vi led the discussions and used the system they’d created.
HERA. Ellie didn’t fully understand it, but Marshall and Nolan had
both told her every government organization and country in the world
stupid problems with Phil didn’t need their level of intensity. He
was a pissant compared to the real terrorists, drug lords, regimes,
militias, spies, assassins, and dictatorships they battled on a
regular basis. Nolan said Mary and Vi had never failed on a mission.
While Ellie really, really wanted kickass commandoes like Jesse and
The Arsenal kicking Phil’s ass, more important and deserving people
needed them more.
doesn’t shoot out tires,” Jesse said. “Nothing doesn’t leave
marks on you.”
Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.
In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.
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On the surface, he appears well-dressed and professional, but behind those impassive black irises, I can sense something dark and ruthless. He’s unlike any man I’ve come across in my life. With my wealthy upbringing, I’ve been around any number of affluent, powerful men, but Luca is different. Enigmatic. Overwhelming. He wears an air of secrecy like the latest fashion trend.
I’m not one of those girls who seeks out the bad boy—I have enough issues to deal with in my life without adding his brand of trouble. Problem is, a chance elevator malfunction put me straight in his crosshairs, and now, he won’t let me walk away. The most disturbing part—no matter how dangerous he may be, there’s a mutinous side of me that doesn’t want to run. As if I ever had a choice…
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Piper Sweet of Sweetie Pies Bakery is having a crazy year. Business is booming, but she’s having lustful thoughts of sexy Noah Webster, dreams of frosty forests, and worries about the muddy pawprints she finds in her kitchen.
Noah is on a mission to eradicate the rogue shifters that have set up camp in the small town of Grafton, Illinois. His methods are a bit unorthodox and his personality is on the wild side, but none of that matters when he walks into Sweetie Pie’s on the hunt for a shifter giving off the scent of power. One look at the curvy blonde and he’s in love – that is to say, he immediately imprints Piper as his soulmate. Trouble is, she’s the one giving off the power and she doesn’t even know it.
(Heaven on Earth Book #4) Genre: Contemporary Romance – Interracial
Noah Braddock – Nothing can stop me from completing the mission. Being a Navy SEAL is in my blood and I’ve never regretted my career choice. Until the day she walked into my life. Her voice soothed my soul. The soft touch of her hands set my skin ablaze with the need to keep her forever. When the day came that I had to leave, I had every intention to return. Then came the day I realized I couldn’t. Ripping my heart from my chest, I knew it was better if I walked away. Years later, I’m back to reclaim what’s mine. I’ve returned to the woman who owns my heart, my soul, and my happiness.
Janae Hayward – All my life I’ve been a good girl. Followed the lead of my parents, my church, and my community. Until the day he walked into my life. It was the first time my heart and soul were in alignment. He showed me what it meant to be fully desired. I craved him. I needed him. I loved him. Then he left without a backward glance, shattering me into a million pieces. Forced to become stronger than I’d been before he entered my world, I’m committed to moving on with my life. When he returns, it’s time to decide if holding on to the pain is worth the heartache, or if I’m strong enough to grab hold of my future and never let go.
Reana Malori is a Bestselling Author of Multicultural / Interracial Contemporary Romance. She weaves romance stories that pull the reader into her world, and helps them share in her universe, even if only for a short time. She began her writing journey in 2009, releasing her first novella, To Love a Marine. Since then, she has released more than 30 books of varying lengths, to include Weekend Fling, Escape to Heaven, Finding Faith, and Conall. Reana currently resides in Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons who keep her busy laughing, having fun, and making sure she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
When opposites attract, it’s not just the team that’s in for a shake-up.
When a stipulation in his father’s will throws Mark back into a family that disowned him, he has only two things on his mind; buying his way out of contractual obligations and running in the opposite direction as fast as he can. When neither option pans out, he finds he is now a one third owner of the struggling Arizona Raptors hockey team, and that is just about the worst thing he could have happened to him. Not only does he hate hockey, but the Raptors are a bottom-of-the-league team, rife with jealousies and anger in a locker room that only knows self-pity. How is he supposed to help turn things around when the only way to start fixing things is to form an alliance with the estranged siblings he’d run from fifteen years earlier?
Then there’s Rowen Carmichael, a stubborn, opinionated, irritating man with superiority issues and questionable taste in music. Butting heads with Rowen, who he’d never even wanted to hire in the first place, is one thing, but there is no way in hell that he will allow the growing attraction to the new coach become anything more. Until with everything on the line, he has to make decisions that will change his life forever.
After years of collegiate coaching, Rowen is given an offer that he simply can’t refuse, although perhaps he should. When he’s presented with the chance to take one of the worst teams in the league and mold them into a future cup contender, the challenge is just too alluring to pass up. He leaves his beloved Ontario behind and moves west to the arid city of Tucson where he is faced with a broken team, shoddy management, and players overflowing with resentment and bigotry.
Never in his twenty years of hockey has he ever seen such a raging dumpster fire of an organization. Yet there’s something about this team and this city that compels him to roll up his sleeves and start dismantling. He has his eye on a new associate coach that’s bound to makes waves, and several key players who should be sent packing. Now all he has to do is convince the new owners of the team that his choices are for the best. If only Mark Westman-Reid, one of three siblings who now own the Raptors, wasn’t so damned rock-headed, so damned snooty, and so damned appealing his job might be a bit easier.
Coast to Coast is an engaging story. The Rapters won’t know what hit them when coach Rowen comes to straighten them up.
Mark has the same idea. As a new and reluctant part owner of the team he wants to clean house, too bad he knows nothing about hockey.
Heads butt and attraction sparks between the two. The former model turned business man and the hockey player turned coach explode together. The give and take between the characters, both men who have their own ideas and both used to getting their own way is amusing to read. Neither wants to give an inch, but they learn to work together for the betterment of the team and their uncontrollable attraction.
I love a good hockey romance and Coast to Coast didn’t disappoint. Wonderful characters and an enjoyable story line kept me reading.
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:
USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.
I loved playing Oregon Trail. Unfortunately my computer outpaced the game. But my fascination with the hard life on the Oregon Trail never went away. I’ve numerous books on pioneer cooking, life from women’s perspective on the trail, The Oregon Trail field guide and so on. I thought about doing a series on the trails, but it is years out, lol. Never mind the research I’ve done already!
So until then, I read.
I recently read a book about the Oregon Trail I just loved. So I read the series. Then found another by the same author. So I read that series. Then I found a spin off of that series and I’m knee deep in that series too!
So, to one of the nicest authors I’ve met, thank you for a wonderful series!
They are christian historical romances. Wonderful tales about life in America when it was just beginning. Well written, engaging characters that all end up in a HEA. All on the Oregon Trail!
Here’s to Kathleen Ball! Pick up her series and enjoy! If you are in KU, they are there also. Well worth the time and the books left me with a smile on my face and a desire to read more!
I started out of order. Normal, but I had to go back to read the rest. They easily were read alone, but I had to know the other stories!
Cora’s Courage: A Christian Romance (Romance on the Oregon Trail Book 1)
Cora feels indebted to the man, Eddie who saved her and her baby Esther. She travels on the Oregon Trail with him. He intimidates her and has her doing most of the work. He’s jealous and she knows not to look in another man’s direction.
An early snowstorm leaves her in danger of frost bite and when Harrison Walsh carries her off to his wagon to be treated Eddie becomes enraged and drops Cora’s trunk off at Harrison’s wagon.
Harrison Walsh was happily married until three months ago when his wife died. Their dream was to have their own ranch and start a family. Now he’s alone and broken hearted.
When the rest of the wagon train party learns Cora is not married to Eddie, rumors fly and to save her reputation Harrison is made to marry Cora. To his surprise, Cora is not the meek women she was when riding with Eddie. He finds himself drawn to this woman of strength and falls for the baby.
Cora and Harrison both agreed to a marriage of convenience. But when Esther’s father shows up alive, Cora has a big decision to make.
Luella’s Longing: A Christian Romance (Romance on the Oregon Trail Book 2)
Luella Barnes jumps off the wagon so she can walk along the Oregon Trail. Unfortunately her dress gets caught and her leg is run over by one of the wagon wheels. When her father sees that she is unable to do the chores he tells her she is on her own.
No one offers to take the injured woman into their covered wagon. She is given a place in the extra wagon used by three handsome drovers who work for Harrison Walsh. They know to show her the proper respect a young unmarried woman deserves.
Handsome Irishman Declan Leary is finally a free man in a free country. He is haunted by the people who died during the Irish Famine and those he left behind. Luella’s big heart draws him but he will never love again.
When it’s learned that Luella’s father has tried to sell her to a man gossip starts and Declan finds himself in the middle of the whole mess. In order to preserve her reputation, he is forced to marry her. Can they find common ground amid the growing gossip of a secret baby?
Throughout the action, adventure and mishaps Luella longs for one thing. She prays that God shows her the path she is to take. Don’t miss this emotionally powerful Historical Western Romance.
Luella’s Longing is book two in the Romance on the Oregon Trail series. Don’t miss book one, Cora’s Courage.
Dawn’s Destiny: A Christian Romance (Romance on the Oregon Trail Book 3)
Dawn’s life shatters as she watches her family die and then is kidnapped by Indians. Dawn is badly treated and finally thrown off a cliff. Swift Eagle brings her to his friend on the wagon train, Luella. Dawn has much healing to do. She can heal her body and she spends much time reading her bible but she can’t bear to tell anyone what happened to her and she doesn’t like to be touched.
Heath Leary is looking forward to a future with no ties. He plans to build his ranch and then maybe, someday settle down. He carries Dawn to the wagon to heal and she becomes his responsibility. He resents her and the shame she carries for living with Indians.
Dawn can’t bear to have anyone touch her but she trusts Heath. Constantly worried about her future, Heath offers her a job in Oregon. Sadly she finds out he really wants nothing to do with her and her heart, which finally allows Heath in, breaks.
She’s already been hurt beyond measure and too late he realizes he loves her. Can Heath convince Dawn he’s made an awful mistake?
Tara’s Trials (Romance on the Oregon Trail Book 4)
Tara Carmichael watched her whole wagon party including her father killed. She stayed hidden as the men ransacked the wagons searching. Later that evening she heads back to Fort Bridger on the Oregon Trail. Tara has no supplies and the store clerk at Fort Bridger has no mercy. She sees a chance and she takes it by hiding in the back of the wagon Zander is driving. She knows how to hunt, fish, make buckskins, she’s good with a rifle and a knife but she doesn’t know how to be a female men want to marry or a female other women want as a friend. Tara watches as other females in the wagon train party vie for Zander’s attention and it hurts more than she can bear.
Zander Kennedy planned to start a ranch in Oregon with his two best friends the Leary brothers. But he’s not sure that will happen since they both got married along the long, long trail. He’s been alone much of his life and is certain he’ll be alone again in Oregon.
Both Zander and Tara promise themselves they will never risk their hearts. They know how much it hurts when they are left by another. There is a spark between them but they are firm in their resolve to keep their hearts frozen. They avoid each other as much as possible until a ten-year-old girl Rhetta is in danger living with Indians.
Her adoptive Indian father is willing to marry her off to Zander. The father is told Zander is married. Not believing Zander’s marital status he wants witnesses watching Zander and Tara go into the wagon together and stay for the night. Both understand they must marry or risk Tara’s good name. They certainly don’t want the Indian tribe upset with them.
Join Zander, Tara, Heath, Dawn, Declan, Luella, Harrison, Cora and Essie as they travel to the end of The Oregon Trail. Feel the joy, the danger, the doubt, the broken hearts and the love the experience along the way.