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previously released as eBooks.
When she discovers her sister missing
from a Las Vegas hotel suite, Layla
Horn ventures into the barren wilderness
of Death Valley to seek out the man into Her Commander
whose protection her sister was running.
By Cathryn Cade ISBN: 978 1 60504 626 6
Rafferty Carwill knows nothing about
his friend Chayla's current troubles and
Self control is Captain Steve Craigs mantra.
subsequent disappearance, but when her
His crew are off limits, especially the lithe,
sister Layla arrives, weary and sun-
lethal Serpentian Guard.
burned, at his door his Dominant desires
clamor for fulfillment.
Tessa Alligon is trained to kill with her bare
hands, but her innocent heart is unprepared
Thrown together because of tragedy,
for this tough warrior with his guard down.
these two strong people must battle their
Their liaison melts the deep space cold.
fears in order to embrace a rare love they
Once unleashed, Tessas sensual nature is not
easily cooled. Neither is her thirst for re-
venge when he insists their relationship has
Mate Marks: Thirst
Then a future for any of them becomes iffy
with a saboteur on board. One that may lurk
By Kate Hill ISBN: 978-1-60521-133-6
within the ranks of the Serpentian Guard it-
self. One that may even be Tessa.
While unpacking antiques belonging to
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museum curator Malika Carter Young is
stunned to discover a Spanish vampire in
a sarcophagus. After years of loneliness,
Arias has finally found his destined
mate, but an enemy from his past has
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returned and intends to destroy every-
thingArias loves, beginning with Malika.
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Stargazers 3: Wild
By Anne Kane ISBN: 978-1-60521-181-7
By Belle Sloane ISBN: Short Story
Unfairly sold into slavery, Stargazer
When Candice boards her flight to Anaya plans her escape carefully, stow-
Hawaii, wrestling with her fear of ing away in a ship belonging to the cyni-
flying, she doesn’t count on find- cal bounty hunter, Ryland. She just
ing a hot mystery man sitting in her needs to avoid detection until the ship
seat. He guarantees her he can docks at the next port of call.
make her flight worry free this
time, with his mouth-watering dis- When Ryland discovers the beauty, he
tractions. Much to her delight, he assumes she's a runaway sex slave and
more than proves himself a man of offers her a choice: be returned to her
his word. master or stay and serve his every desire.
Passionate Ink Book Notes By Ember Case ISBN: 978-1-60504-592-4
Questions or comments may be directed to :
Emilia ra Elawyn, Princess of the Silver-
firstname.lastname@example.org haven Bright Elves, is shocked when she
overhears her stepmother’s plans to banish
her from court to the dry deserts of the
barbarian horde. Emilia’s sin? Her magical
Mercenary Desires stone, the source of the power to rule over
her people, has not awakened. Without it
By Jane Leopold Quinn ISBN: 1-60601-498-6 she can never claim the throne.
Desperate to escape her fate, she offers
Rowdy Pierce rescues Sara Stewart. In
herself to a visiting Shadow Elf ambassa-
their escape, an attraction develops be-
dor-and his guard. Once compromised,
tween them. Is Sara's lust for her bearded,
she’s certain the barbarians will refuse her.
beat up hero gratitude or something
deeper? Rowdy takes what Sara offers, not
expecting to lose his heart. Will their lust Rorek Northmark can’t deny the princess
turn to something deeper back in the real tempts him to distraction. It isn’t as simple
world? as allowing himself-and his guard, Jo-to
indulge in her luscious body. Touching her
means getting tangled up in court politics,
the one thing he wants to avoid. Still, her
plea touches the only soft spot in his hard-
ened heart, and he can’t bring himself to
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Den of Desire Metropolitan Passions Vol. 2: Windy City Love Affair
By Shauna Hart ISBN: 978-1-60313-623-5 By Jane Leopold Quinn ISBN: 978-1-60659-166-6
Mara Templeton may be a bestselling Jess Croften’s business trip turns into much
erotic romance writer, but deep down, she more when he literally bumps into beautiful
knows her identity is a lie. She’s never Lorren Samples and asks for directions. You
come close to experimenting like her char- can’t beat summer in Chicago for romance,
acters. the sights, the lakefront, the food. And just
when Lorren realizes Jess is someone spe-
Weeks from a deadline, she’s desperate to cial, he’s gone.
find inspiration. So when she accepts an
invitation for a private tour of Club X, a Jess has kept his secrets from Lorren, but
club known for its exotic pleasures, she when he returns from the Middle East
knows she is in way over her head. But wounded in spirit and body, it’s to reclaim
nothing can prepare her for the club’s sexy the normalcy she represents and the way of
owner. life he fought for.
Joe Gates sees right through Mara’s cool
facade. He’s made a business of learning
people’s secrets in Club X. And he’s good EXCERPT BUY
at what he does. He sees the unsatisfied
desire in Mara’s eyes. And he’s more than
ready to show her just what she’s been
missing. Vegas Strip
But someone else is watching, too. Some- By Lisa Perry ISBN: 978-1-60435-387-7
one who will stop at nothing to claim her.
Small-town girl, Samantha Monroe heads
to Las Vegas for a new and exciting life.
Highland Obsession But her ethical career path falls short in Sin
City, and a proposition for a one night, one
By Dawn Halliday ISBN: 978-0451227010 dance at the Pole Position could give her
the financial boost she needs to survive. If
only she overcomes her sudden fear of big-
Torn between love and duty, Sorcha Mac-
Donald must watch as the two men she Brady Buchanan, young, impressionable
desires go to war over her. pro-footballer is in town and dragged to the
Pole Position by his teammates. But watch-
ing the attractive woman onstage make a
And when the battle lines are drawn, all complete fool of herself is too much for
three lovers are lured into a triangle of for- even QB Buchanan to handle.
bidden passion. . .
Brady may be the man to steer Samantha
towards a fulfilling career, all the while
facing her fears-and his fantasies.
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Three’s Company Her Insatiable Dark Heroes
By Jayne Rylon ISBN: 978-1605043241 By Savanna Kougar ISBN: 1606012630
Three recommended reads combined into How many Superheroes does it take to
one smoking hot menage anthology. Win- satisfy SlashFlame Kitten, the one woman
ner of the 2009 EPPIE for Best Romance who dances like a fire goddess? Answer:
Anthology. the four Dark Valorous Brothers of Chron-
Alexa limits her adrenaline rushes to
boardroom negotiations-until she indulges Before the weather wars destroyed her
in a high-octane encounter on the hood of world, Wendra was the girl next door, ex-
her sports car. cept for her dancing talent and her desire to
become a top performer. When she is res-
Justin is supposed to be just a refreshing cued from her own desperate attempt to fly
summer affair, but he's called for the kind inside her flame by Dark Zavier, then
of backup that shifts the odds in love's fa- Claimed by the four Dark Valorous broth-
vor. ers, she has no idea how to cope with their
primitive insatiable sexual needs, or their
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By Maddie James ISBN: 119-200-107-414-10
Book three in The Legend of Blackbeard's
By Emma Holly ISBN: 978-0-425-22904-0
Jackson Porter seeks to fulfill his mother's
dying request and answers about the imagi-
nary lover who haunts his nights. His fu-
ture, he learns, is in a place called Ohio, The red-hot final showdown in "The Fitz
miles and centuries away from his barrier Clare Chronicles" trilogy. To survive this
island home in 1745. The land is his legacy fight, both humans and immortals will
and belongs to him. His mother urges him to need more than supernatural strength.
In the year 2032, Kari Upton is driven to
fight federal sanctions to save her land and
her crops. Her upcoming marriage is one of EXCERPT BUY
convenience. Marrying Tye Gentry will save
her Ohio farmland. There is no other way to
gain power than to marry him and ride on
his father's political coattails to the state
And all would be prefect, if it weren't for
Romance Writers of America
those erotic dreams...
The mission of the Romance Writers of America
is to advance the professional interests of
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networking and advocacy.
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Wanton Wishes Twilight’s Embrace
By Ericka Scott ISBN: 978-1-907010-35-4 By Ericka Scott ISBN: 978-1-60088-436-8
Centuries of granting wishes to underprivi- Maxine Twilight runs the hottest fetish
leged kids comes to a screeching halt after club in the Midwest, a place where the rich
faerie godmother Zuzanna annoys the and famous come to play with vampires.
crown prince of the faeries. His punish- When her employees begin turning to ash,
ment - to exile her and strip her of her Maxine calls in a consultant, slayer Zach-
powers. Instead of giving up her wand, she ary Fox.
flees the kingdom.
Zachary Fox slays rogue vampires not
In Chicago, she meets single father Phillip other slayers. But when his dead ex-wife,
Denton. He needs a nanny and fast. His Tessa, calls in a favor to stop a slayer, he
son, Jamie, has a mischievous streak as agrees to help.
wide as Lake Michigan.
However, he didn’t count on losing his
Intending to live as a mortal, Zuzanna did- heart to Maxine. So when it appears as if
n't count on traffic congestion, housework, she is the intended target of the next
or her attraction to Phillip to deter her. She wooden stake, he’s forced to put his life,
also didn’t plan on falling in love. and love, on the line.
Tied and True
How to Save a Life
By Marie Harte ISBN: 978-1596328815
By Kelly Jamieson ISBN: 978-1-60272-550-8
After her best friend is murdered by a Tied and True
stranger she met in a bar one night, Marli
McKinnon feels grief stricken and respon- When Lindsay hears Jared, the new office
sible. When she meets another stranger, a wunderkind, spouting rumors about her,
big, gorgeous man with whom she shares a she knows she'll do whatever it takes to nip
surprising connection who turns out to be the innuendo in the bud. She doesn't count
an FBI agent, she asks him for help. on tying him up. Or on his revenge...
Six months ago, FBI Special Agent Trey Reaper's Reward
Nicholson’s life was ripped apart by be-
trayal and the biggest screw-up of his ca- Private investigator Jewel Marciella can't
reer. When Marli tells him the story of her help herself around Ethan Reaper, a man
friend’s murder, Trey realizes with horror with an attitude to match his impressive
that the serial killer he let get away has frame. He's not just commanding on the
killed again. job; he wants to master a woman. And
Jewel is one gem he can't resist.
Now they have to work together to catch a
killer-before he kills again.
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Lurin’s Surrender Kiss it Better
By Marie Harte ISBN: 978-1-907010-47-7 By Portia da Costa ISBN: 978-0352345219
For Captain Mara Seni, being a bounty Haunted by physical and psychological
hunter is what she does, not who she is. demons, Jay Bentley seeks solace in erotic
But her latest bounty makes her question daydreams of a woman who has illumi-
her job. He's tall, dark and handsome. But nated his inner fantasies since a brief meet-
a rapist? A murderer? And why is the vic- ing years ago.
tim in question more intent on keeping him
than putting him in jail?
Sandy Jackson's daydreams are filled with
heated images of a handsome Prince
There's something off about Lurin Vez, Charming she once encountered, a man
and it's more than his good looks. Though who will kiss everything better and thrill
she shouldn't care, Mara's not going to stop her with glorious, dangerous pleasure.
until she finds out the truth. But when the
truth turns into a love brighter than the sun,
it's all she can do to withstand the heat. But the past is an illusion, and the present
fraught with conflict.
EXCERPT BUY Can two strong-willed lovers reconcile
their differences and slake their burning
sensual hunger for each other in wild and
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By Imari Jade ISBN: None
The Redemption of Micah
What would you do to get what you By Beth Williamson ISBN: 978-0-7582-3471-1
wanted, despite how forbidden it was
meant to be? Damnation, a fallen angel's
fate is tested when he meets a beautiful Nothing about the room that Eppie awak-
young woman who lives at the gates of ens in feels like home-not the furnishings,
hell. the ill-fitting clothes, or the Colorado
sunlight streaming in through the windows.
And certainly not the stranger with long
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have been waiting for her for three long
Micah Spalding has spent each day hoping
that Eppie would open her eyes and return
to him. He must find a way to reach
through the distance between them and
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and prove that he has belief enough for
both of them.
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