Lost Prince by Ainsley
The only thing that’s kept Alaric, the so-called Lost Prince of Calixte, from giving into his grief over his beloved homeworld is the thought of revenge against the man who betrayed his people. But he couldn’t be more wrong about Haydn, who actually saved two thousand Calixten soldiers from certain death and secreted them on an inhospitable planet. There, they’ve launched a fledgling rebellion against the Coalition. They only need their prince to lead them. Alaric needs a pilot to get him to his soldiers, someone too desperate to betray him. Katriel, a hot-shot deserter pilot enslaved to Haydn by debt, is perfect for the job. But neither Katriel nor Alaric realize how the battle over Calixte binds them closer than blood. When they find out, their collision will send shockwaves through the universe.
“You’re bleeding,” Alaric said.
Katriel touched the sore spot where she’d banged her head earlier, just as he reached for it. Their fingers bumped and she startled. He caught her hand and drew it away.
“It’s not bad,” he said, leaning still closer, studying the cut. “I’ll see to it for you.”
She looked up at him, meant to pull away. But the universe narrowed to his heliotrope eyes and the hard planes of his tanned face, the energy still racing through her veins, the thrum of his hand gripping her wrist.
He lowered his face to hers and kissed her.
His mouth was insistent, ravenous, hard, and she answered with the same raw hunger. He pressed her back a step and trapped her against the smooth hold wall with his muscled body. His bare chest slid over her sweat-dampened tank and pushed against her breasts. Her nipples tightened further, tingling as he kissed her harder, his tongue exploring her mouth. A small voice protested, softly, but her body took control, allowing Alaric’s insistent desire to take command of her own suppressed craving.
Allison’s Dilemma, Wendy Smith
Who said “Two's company Three's a crowd?”
In France, ménage a trios means 'household of three'.
Allison Cruze has always been the ideal daughter every power couple wanted: beautiful, college graduate, successful and primed to take over the family business. Her parents gave her the best of everything including a husband; all she had to do was follow the rules and she would be set for life. Her parents know what it is like to be in an arranged marriage after all it has worked for them all these years
Two of a Kind
Mike Cross and Drake Jamison were best friends through the military and now in a very successful business. They learned early in their military careers to depend on each other and they also learned that they loved to share the same woman. Knowing this was not the traditional relationship they searched for the right woman. A woman that was strong, beautiful, talented and wasn’t afraid of going against the norm. As they watched their best friend and brother fall in love they realized that they were ready to settle down and they knew just the woman they wanted – Allison Cruze.
Now can they devise a plan to get Allison to fall in love with them? To trust them enough to go against her parent’s wishes and against the society that she grew up in? Can they turn them into a Three of a Kind?
A VAMPIRE IN PARIS, Cynthia Arsuaga
The attraction is instant, but their new found love is tested on the journey to love eternal.
For over two hundred years, London-based security and private investigator, Ramsey Weiss has existed as the quintessential confirmed bachelor. New Years’ Day he is dispatched to Paris, France, to rescue an abducted cosmetics company heiress. In the melee, he butts heads with an unexpected woman.
Camille du Bassin is the head chemist at Institut de Beauté Biologique and her niece has been kidnapped. She teams up with a private security investigator with special skills hired by her brother. The two unlikely pair work together playing a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse not only with each other, but battle an evil ancient vampire determined to take Camille as his consort. Somewhere along the journey, Camille and Ramsey are surprised by the physical attraction that develops between them, denying the attraction.
Just when the two lovers' think their love can be forever...Fate steps in to challenge the power of their love.
“Bien sur. Je t’adore, mon bébé. Of course, my baby. I adore you.”
“Why are you continuing to speak in French? Trying to impress me, or what?”
“I don’t know. The language of love, I guess. Or maybe because you might know I mean this is real. After a few days with you, I realized there could be such a thing as love at first sight. I adore you, want you and don’t give a bloody damn how old you are. You are sexy, feisty, and the woman I want to spend a lot of years with, if not forever. Enough talking.” He lowered his head poised to capture her lips again.
“Merde! This is crazy. You know this is impossible.” She flattened her palms against his chest and pushed away, turning her back to him. “You’re like an old soul trapped in a young man’s body, Ramsey. A romantic? I’m not sure, or maybe you love the chase. One thing I do know is you’re a vampire and will be eternally young, living off blood. I’m not young and you’ll grow tired of me.” She turned to face him again.
His heart beat faster, almost painfully so watching her strain for words to say
Seducing the Stone, Naomi Bellini
"I’m glad to see you’re enjoying this," Raya said as her hand brushed against his bulging crotch.
Max blushed, glad for the dim lighting. "I’m sorry. I know this isn’t the time or place, but it’s been a while and, well, you’re very desirable."
"Why has it been a while?" Raya asked, now rubbing her whole body against Max. "You’re an attractive male. Why aren’t you mating with others?"
"Because I’ve decided to give up on women for a while, to maintain my sanity." Max began to explain, then moaned out loud as Raya put his hand right into her pussy.
"Come on, we’ve got to get moving. The Gorgonite will be here any minute. Get my juice on your hands and spread it on yourself."
Concentrate, concentrate, he told himself, sliding his finger into Raya’s slippery pussy. Damn, she was dripping wet. He explored gently with his finger and found she had all the same parts as a human woman. As much as he wanted to continue to fondle her, he reluctantly removed his hand and smeared her juices on his face, neck, and arms. They continued for another moment or two, then Raya stopped and cocked her head.
A charming fairy and a diligent security professional both claim rights to a precious sapphire, the Starry Night. Raya needs the stone to save a valuable lake, and Max needs to make sure the gem stays in its proper place for a private showing at the museum.
Chasing Raya and the stone, Max travels between Earth and Raya’s planet, and while Max starts out with only one goal in mind, to return the stone to its home, he ends up on a lively adventure, interacting with several races of exotic beings who once resided on Earth.
Though captivated by the lovely Raya, Max has sworn to stay away from women after having been deceived by a beautiful but unscrupulous girlfriend in his past. The more time he spends with the enchanting fairy, however, the more he wants her. Raya is different from anyone he has ever met and even a man with iron willpower will have a difficult time resisting a determined fairy with her own secret agenda!
Saint’s Sword, Jason Barret
1332 Eastern Europe: The worlds of God, Goddess and Satan collide in this tale of love, revenge and forgiveness
Two years ago Nicolai’s life, as he knew it, ceased to exist. On that one horrific day his wife was murdered and his daughter abducted and he’s been on the hunt ever since. But the baggage he carries is heavy— guilt. Guilt of not being there when he was needed most. Guilt of believing he wasn’t the husband and father he should have been haunts his every waking moment but above all else he’s determined to rescue his daughter from the ruthless clutches of the vampire known as Lord Valnar and destroy him to avenge his wife’s death.
Kaira is also on the hunt. Barmaid by necessity and hunter by choice she too has been injured by these blood thirsty beasts. Kaira and her companion, Gustav, have been destroying Valnar’s legion of undead for years, but at a high cost—her heart. She’s already seen to many of her comrades fall prey to Valnar’s men and she’s vowed not to let her heart get in her way again. Gustav, the Preacher, has a much different goal. For him it’s neither revenge nor lost love. His only goal and pleasure in life is to hear the faint utterance of the word “free” as a soul is released when a vampire is destroyed.
Together, Nicolai, Kaira and Gustav join forces toward one common goal—destroying Valnar but when a battle goes terribly wrong and despite his vow to love no other Nicolai finds himself in Kiara’s arms.
After rescuing the witch, Jessica, she joins the group but finds herself at odds with Gustav and his Christian beliefs. Nevertheless she’s still willing to help and calls upon the Goddess who leads them to the Gardos Tower. Once there they solve the mystery of Gardos and retrieve the sacred awe powerful Saint’s Sword from its guarded grave. But all hell breaks loose when Nicolai hears whispers on the wind warning him of betrayal and he begins to doubt everything and everyone around him. Even though he has the sword and is surrounded by his friends and lover he feels alone. Will he be betrayed by his lover, the preacher, the witch, the mercenary or his own heart?Excerpt:
1332 AD Eastern Europe - He was no longer a nobleman who took what he wanted, no matter the cost, but instead a broken man, a simple man who finally needed someone to hold and to be held. The walls of the fortress he had built around himself finally gave way and with a torrent of passion he again kissed her with nothing in his mind other than how wonderful it felt to be in the arms of a woman again. He felt his passion rise and not just the heated passions that called to him to take her and make love, but deep passions stirred within him from a place he had long since thought dead. After all it was easy with the others. They were just barmaids and wenches that fulfilled his lust, but this was different. It almost frightened him when he realized it could be possibly more than just casual sex. He broke the kiss and looked into her eyes hoping he would find an answer to his questions there.
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