The Memory of Roses by Blair McDowell
A villa on a Greek Isle…
When Renowned Archaeologist Ian McQuaid dies, he leaves his daughter, Brit, a villa on the Greek Island of Corfu, and a request that she should deliver a package to a woman he once loved there. Brit is shocked. She had known nothing about either the villa or her father’s love affair.
A disastrous love affair…
After a disastrous love affair of her own, Brit finally admits to herself that she’s desperately unhappy. At thirty two, left with more questions about life than answers, Brit has a dawning sense that to live her own life free of shadows, she must trace the path of her father’s past.
A sizzling Greek Archaeologist.
During the course of her odyssey, Brit meets Andreas Leandros, a young Greek archaeologist. And while uncovering the secrets of her father’s past, she discovers her own future.
And a long hidden secret…
Brit’s Journey takes her from San Francisco to Athens, to the villa on Corfu, and finally to Venice, where she discovers a truth long hidden that holds the power to destroy lives.
She came to a stop at the circle in front of the villa. The fountain was splashing, its dolphins alive in the moonlight.
“What a beautiful spot.” She said. They satin silence for a moment, neither quite willing to end the evening.
“You could come in for a brandy,” he suggested.
They got as far as the front door. Later they could neither of them remember who moved first. They were in each other’s arms, tearing at their clothing, stumbling up the steps toward the bedroom. Frustrated with their slow progress Ian swept her up into his arms and carried her to his bed, covering her with his body. They made love wordlessly, frantically, as if their very lives depended on their being together in this way at this moment.
When the storm had passed, Ian tried to speak. “I had no right to do this,” he said. “I’m married.”
“Of course you are,” she replied. “No man as attractive as you could be single. Not at your age. I came to you willingly, I asked for no commitment. We have here and now. We have tonight. Let’s not ask for more.”
A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE by Victoria Vane
Book I in the Devil DeVere Erotic Historical Romance Series
With the Devil in Charge, there will surely be Hell to pay...
What happens when a struggling actress and a grieving widower come together in a night of unbridled debauchery orchestrated by a bored and machinating rake?
She’s a lonely lady down on her luck :
Phoebe Scott, alias Kitty Willis, is a struggling Covent Garden actress with a bruised heart and a closely guarded secret.
He’s steadfast and eminently respectable:
Sir Edward Chambers, Ned to his intimates, is guilt-ridden over his beloved wife's death and avowed to live out a rustic and mundane life … of celibacy.
With the devil in charge — there will surely be hell to pay.
Devil in disguise, Viscount Ludovic DeVere, is determined to return his best friend, Ned, to the land of the living. His meddling machinations result in a night of mind blowing passion after which “dull dog Ned” awakes to find himself in the King of England’s bed!
A WILD NIGHT’S BRIDE, a sexy, rollicking Georgian romp!
A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE Excerpt
St. James, Westminster – 1783
"Ned, you must wake up." The frantic whisper and tickle of silky hair pleasantly penetrated the periphery of Sir Edward Chambers' drink-induced, fog-enshrouded consciousness. "Come Neddie," the soft voice implored. "You must wake now, or there will be the devil to pay."
He groaned in answer, rolling onto his side to the simultaneous awareness of a throbbing head and the soft, warm presence beside him. He groped blindly, further defining a shapely feminine backside that tauntingly wriggled against his groin, the appreciation of which stirred quite another part of him to a wakeful and throbbing state. With a semiconscious moan, he nuzzled her neck while his burgeoning erection sought the warmth betwixt her thighs.
"Annalee, my sweet Annalee," he murmured into her hair. "You've come back to me."
The warm, welcoming body became cold stone. "Phoebe," the voice intoned.
Ned's bleary eyes popped open. He jerked upright as if doused with ice water. "Kitty?" he murmured in disbelief, his vision darting from his befuddled bedfellow to the opulent room, the vision of which sent him scrambling to his knees, entangling him in the bed sheets, and tumbling to the floor. Lying stunned on the thick Turkish carpet, his confused conscience absorbed the soaring twenty-foot shadow-boxed ceiling depicting classical heroes.
He frantically scrubbed his face. It was all naught but a bizarre dream. Wasn't it? His attention returned to the massive bed that commanded the room, the heavy velvet curtains of rich crimson and gold, and the towering hand-carved posts of mahogany. His gaze settled on the blonde sitting bolt upright amidst the tangle of luxurious linens. His heart beating apace, Ned willed himself first to breath, and then to modulate a tone that verged on panic. "Kitty?"
"Phoebe," she answered. "My name is Pheo-be!"
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Lustful Reflections: A Witch Among Werewolves by JL Oiler
Haylie Fairbanks is the youngest child in a legendary witching family. Of course being at the top of the magic food chain does not come without consequences. Wizards like Adrian Caproete will always be plotting your downfall. Now Caproete has enlisted some help from the plane lying on the other side of the mirror and he’ll do whatever it takes to bring down the Fairbanks. Include kidnapping Haylie and ransoming her for an amulet said to be able to drain a witch’s power.
Enyalios, Gar, and Anut are werewolf warriors of Eridu, a world parallel to our own and reached by stepping through the reflective surface of an enchanted mirror. The mission that brings them to our plane seemed simple enough when the wizard proposed it, but on look at their quarry and a chase through the open air market in Morocco proves that this is far from the easy snatch and grab they expected.
After realization that they cannot turn the beauty over to Caproete for any fee, the men decide to instead offer the Fairbanks elder an unexpected option. They would allow Haylie to remain in their keep until the danger passes. Of course none of the three expected the girl’s father to make a counter offer, one that could certainly be a pleasure to fulfill.
Now caught in a plot that could cost her family everything, Haylie must decide if she can submit to what is best for her family and give herself over to the care of the Werewolves. The very men who sought to kidnap and trade her to her enemy. Men who offer more than a home and family, but the hopes of a love unmatched by anything Haylie has ever known.
Coming May, 2012
Blurry by Sherri Fulmer Moorer
What happens when Little Miss Perfect’s life is turned upside down? Rachel Shull is about to find out. A year ago she broke up with her boyfriend, Danny, over suspicions that he was hiding something from her. Now Rachel’s life is full of accomplishment, achievement, friends, and even a new boyfriend. It seems perfect, until a childhood friend dies in a tragic accident. When it’s discovered that Danny had a heated argument with Kirsten shortly before her death, suspicions about his double life resurface. As the case unfolds and tragedy strikes people close to Rachel, she discovers that Danny isn’t the only one with dangerous secrets. Life in the small town of Woodland, South Carolina becomes blurry with lies and deceit, and Rachel finds herself questioning everybody; even her new boyfriend.
It's available through Wings ePress at http://www.wingsepress.com and at Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/author/sherrimoorer
Something to Howl About by Naomi Bellini
Lee decided to go for a walk. He had so many conflicting thoughts rolling through his mind. It was frightening to think two strangers knew his secret.
This was a great opportunity to join another werewolf on a hunt. Speaking of good times, something about the red-headed woman made his toes curl. Her scent, her laughter, her bright green eyes which crinkled when she laughed. He walked faster to ward off an impending hard-on. No use getting too excited. She probably dated some local hot-shot or was married.
A true romantic at heart, Lee remained optimistic and hoped for the best. Maybe, just maybe, things were looking up for him and his pathetic love life.
Since he had been bitten, he had given up any hope of dating or finding a mate. He had indulged in a few one-night stands and didn't find those terribly satisfying. He longed for the warmth and companionship of a steady woman but had almost resigned himself to never experiencing that again. Almost.
Thinking about Red he grinned broadly, something else he hadn't done much of recently. He picked up his pace and broke into a run, letting his mind wander to happy, hopeful places.
A feisty redhead, a lupine senior citizen and a sexy, newly-turned werewolf team up to deal with a vicious predator who threatens them. Danger and romance combine to create an unforgettable adventure for Granny, Lee, and Red.
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