Richard Ramsey is the guitarist for the world’s hottest new band. Gifted. Charismatic. Hot as sin.
Lend your ear, and he’ll steal your heart. Nah, you can’t have his considering he left it in his hometown years ago.
He knows better than going back. But it’s his younger sister’s wedding, and there’s no way he can say no to that.
He should have known she would be there, invading his senses and making him thirst and hunger for what he wants most.
Violet Marin hates him for what he’s done. He left her empty-handed with their wreckage strewn all around. She’s picked up the pieces and is living her life the best way that she can.
But their connection is fierce. Their attraction unending. It only takes one glance for their worlds to collide. One touch to set them on fire.
But she doesn’t know the dark secrets he keeps. If he had understood the true price of fame, he would have known he’d sold his soul and this debt is something he cannot repay.
Letting her go is impossible, but will loving her cost it all?
This is a standalone novel in the Falling Stars series, a spin-off from the Bleeding Stars series.
SMALL TOWN ROMANCE
My past taught me to play it safe.
To stay far away from handsome men who promised it all.
My life was good without them. Stable, secure, predictable.
But one kiss showed me that I’d been playing it safe for far too long.
One night, and all I wanted was more of his wildfire.
One challenge and my carefully constructed walls tumbled down.
Amidst the rubble, I realized there was more to this man than I ever dreamed.
When everything fell apart, he showed me what it meant to stay.
How to truly live.
But some demons don’t stay buried.
The past can come knocking when you least expect.
And the life he’s showing me might be shorter than either of us expected…
This is the second book in the Wrecked series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
MOTORCYCLE CLUB ROMANCE
“You know you can’t keep a good brother down.”
The Chaos Motorcycle Club has won its war. But not every brother rode into the sunset with his woman on the back of his bike.
Chaos returns with the story of Dutch Black, a man whose father was the moral compass of the Club, until he was murdered. And the man who raised Dutch protected the Club at all costs. That combination is the man Dutch is intent on becoming.
It’s also the man that Dutch is going to go all out to give to his woman.
This is a novella in the Chaos series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: Own the Wind | Fire Inside | Ride Steady | Walk Through Fire | Rough Ride (novella) | Wild Like the Wind | Free | Wild Fire (novella) | Wild Wind (novella – 9 Mar 2021)
I’m a prize, a treasure, something to cherish. Or so I’ve been told.
But I know the truth. I’m a commodity recently sold to the highest bidder.
Sebastian Weber is ruthless, heartless, calculating, and my new husband. Power is the weapon he wields and control is his game.
I should fear him, resent him, but instead I’m drawn to him, craving his slightest touch, wanting every part of him.
Leaving him isn’t an option, and staying means shattering his world.
This is a standalone novel in the Gods of Vegas series. It was previously published in a limited-run anthology.
Series recommended reading order: Master of Sin | Master of Games | Master of Revenge | Master of Secrets | Master of Control
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS + AGE GAP
New York Admirals goalie Eric never thought his friends-with-benefits arrangement with much-younger Kyle would leave them both wanting more…
Veteran goaltender Eric Bennett has faced down some of the toughest shooters on the ice, but nothing prepared him for his latest challenge—life after hockey. It’s time to make some big changes, starting with finally dating men for the first time.
Graduate student Kyle Swift moved to New York nursing a broken heart. He’d sworn to find someone his own age to crush on (for once). Until he meets a gorgeous, distinguished silver fox hockey player. Despite their intense physical attraction, Kyle has no intention of getting emotionally involved. He’ll teach Eric a few tricks, have some mutually consensual fun, then walk away.
Eric is more than happy to learn anything Kyle brings to the table. And Kyle never expected their friends-with-benefits arrangement to leave him wanting more. Happily-ever-after might be staring them in the face, but it won’t happen if they’re too stubborn to come clean about their feelings.
Everything they both want is within reach… They just have to be brave enough to grab it.
This is the fourth book in the Game Changers series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: Game Changer | Heated Rivalry | Tough Guy | Common Goal
FRIENDS TO LOVERS
They were friends—just friends. Now they’re something else entirely…
When I think back, on almost any given day, I see Maggie. In college, she was my best friend’s girlfriend. But, as they say, time changes things. I suppose the funeral was the turning point, when we began depending on each other. Adam asked me to watch out for her, and I did. When bad news hit, she got me through rough days. Our friendship got us through.
If luck fell on my side, I’d make her mine in every way. But, she deserves so much more from life than my prognosis.
A decade of history binds us. One drunken night and we’re fighting. Christ, she’s telling me to go see a therapist. If I can’t figure out how to go back to the way things were, I’ll lose the most important relationship of my life. The only one that truly matters.
Last night, we shared tequila. I found myself hoping, like I always do. I’d replay last night a thousand times if I could. It’s the morning after that needs erasing. Our problem? His love for me isn’t the more kind of love. He’s made that abundantly clear. And that’s okay.
Some part of me knows Jason will always see me as his best friend’s girl. Because of our past, he prefers me in the just-a-friend role. I can’t lose our friendship. If he wants to stay in the friend zone, I need to accept that. Move on. Find someone else to love. Rationally, I do know this.
But convincing my heart…well, that’s another story entirely.
This is the fourth book in the West Side series of standalone novels with interconnected characters, following a group of friends living on the west side of Manhattan.
Series recommended reading order: When The Stars Align | Trust Me | Walk the Dog | Lost on the Way
STAR-CROSSED MAFIA ROMANCE
I thought he was the white knight. Looking back, it makes sense. I was young and needed saving. Luca was my strength. He could take on anything—the world, for me. They say first love cuts the deepest. Ours became a blade that bled me out. It turns out I didn’t know a villain when he held my heart in his hands. Now it’s darker—more like his.
Elise was my whole world—until my world burned, and I destroyed her with me. Some betrayals, you can’t undo, no matter how much you wish you could. I can’t help who I am now, and why would I want to? I run this city. No one’s going to take me down—not even the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. I heard they’ve got a file eight inches thick on Don Galante. But dodging bullets is my business. They play dirty, but there’s no one dirtier than me.
The DA learns the hard way who’s in charge; he’s out. It should be time for celebration. There’s just one problem: his heir. Or should I say heiress? Elise O’Hara wears a crown of lies, a gown of red, and a fat diamond on her left hand. Now it’s me and her. Or her and me. Only one of us will be left standing when the story’s over.
This is how you write a tragedy.
This is the first book in the Dark Heart duet.
Series reading order: Dark Heart 1 | Dark Heart 2 (14 Oct 2020)
ENEMIES TO LOVERS
Two enemies team up to flip a house… and the sparks between them might burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore…
Hair, makeup, clothing, decor… everything in Bethany Castle’s world is organized, planned, and styled to perfection. Which is why the homes she designs for her family’s real estate business are the most coveted in town. The only thing not perfect? Her track record with men. She’s on a dating hiatus and after helping her friends achieve their dreams, Bethany finally has time to focus on her own: flip a house, from framework to furnishings, all by herself. Except her older brother runs the company and refuses to take her seriously.
When a television producer gets wind of the Castle sibling rivalry, they’re invited on Flip Off, a competition to see who can do the best renovation. Bethany wants bragging rights, but she needs a crew and the only member of her brother’s construction team willing to jump ship is Wes Daniels, the new guy in town. His Texas drawl and handsome face got under Bethany’s skin on day one, but the last thing she needs is some cocky young cowboy in her way.
As the race to renovate heats up, Wes and Bethany are forced into close quarters, trading barbs and biting banter as they remodel the ugliest house on the block. It’s a labor of love, hate, and everything in between, and soon sparks are flying. But Bethany’s perfectly structured life is one kiss away from going up in smoke and she knows falling for a guy like Wes would be a flipping disaster.
This is the third standalone novel in the Hot And Hammered series.
As a romance novelist, I’m facing my worst nightmare—writer’s block.
No matter what I write, I hit delete, knowing it’s not worth publishing. The future of my career rests on the success of this new book.
So, here I am, looking at Tumblr, desperate for inspiration, when I hear a thumping. Annoyed by the music blaring through the walls, I barge into the hall and bang on my neighbor’s door.
My very hot, very naughty neighbor, Jake Morreau.
Jake is romantic, charming, and the bane of my existence. I need to work, yet he refuses to let me.
When he greets me in the hallway, ideas of a sinfully hot hero come to mind.
When he takes me out on the town, the words flow as soon as I come home.
The more time I spend with this entertaining and quick-witted man, the more I’m able to write.
My neighbor is my muse, and before I know it, I slowly become the heroine of my own story, but I don’t know how to end it.
As I write the epilogue, I’m afraid our romance won’t pan out as I’ve written.
Jake Morreau is my hero.
Then again, in my life, heroes don’t exist.
This is a standalone novel in the all-new Falling for the Stars series, a zodiac-themed Romance series where each hero carries the character attributes of their star sign.
Series recommended reading order: Naughty Neighbor: Falling for a Libra | Charming Co-Worker: Falling for a Sagittarius (23 Nov 2020)
Lola Sullivan has been stared at by men since she was thirteen years old, but no one has ever seen the real her. Not until venture capitalist Duncan Lyman walks into her textile design studio and they’re drawn to each other on every level. When deep passion sparks between them, along with an amazingly powerful emotional connection, they stay up all night together. By the time the sun comes up, she’s sure she’s found The One.
Duncan never imagined a woman like Lola existed—she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. He trusts her in a way he’s never trusted anyone else, and he tells her everything. Everything but the dark secret from his past that could destroy their budding love. It took thirty years for Lola and Duncan to find perfect love…but will it take only thirty seconds to destroy it?
This is the third book in the Maine Sullivans series, part of the larger The Sullivans series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: The Look of Love | From This Moment On | Can’t Help Falling In Love | I Only Have Eyes For You | If You Were Mine | Let Me Be The One | Come A Little Bit Closer | Always On My Mind | One Perfect Night (novella) | The Way You Look Tonight | Kissing Under The Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas | It Must Be Your Love | Just To Be With You | I Love How You Love Me | All I Ever Need is You | Now That I’ve Found You | Since I Fell For You | Sweeter Than Ever (novella) | The Best Is Yet To Come | Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You | You Do Something To Me | Every Time We Fall In Love | Falling In Love All Over Again (novella) | Your Love Is Mine | There Goes My Heart | When You Kiss Me
SECOND CHANCES + SURPRISE PREGNANCY + ROCKSTAR ROMANCE
Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.
I didn’t know he was a rock star.
I didn’t know his real name.
Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.
And I sure never expected to see him again.
Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.
This is the first book in the all-new Hush Note series—co-written with Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros— of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
I was born under fire and swore to protect her until my dying day, I just never knew that one day, I’d be the very monster I was protecting her from.
She didn’t know it was me.
She didn’t know that I had no choice and would do it again and again to save her.
I may as well have given her the mark on her finger.
The one that shows where her loyalty must lie.
Because we don’t sin in silence.
And eventually, you have to pay up what you owe.
My need to protect her turned into a lie to save her.
And when she found out—I turned in to the very monster I was trying to protect her from.
Watching Violet Abandonato walk out of my life was like a knife to the chest, a wound that refused to heal.
The bosses sent me to protect her, to watch over her even though I was the demon she fled.
We both carry scars.
But if all I can have is her hate for as long as I breathe.
I’ll take it.
Because at the end of the day, I should burn in Hell forever thinking Chase Abandonato’s perfect angel would pick me—over her perfect life.
“I broke you,” I confessed.
“The worst part… is that you liked it,” she snapped right back.
Welcome to the second generation of the mafia, may the best man or woman, be left standing.
May God bless our tainted souls.
This is the second book in the Mafia Royals series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: Royal Bully (prequel novella) | Ruthless Princess | Scandalous Prince | Destructive King (12 Jan 2021)
I was feared.
But all of that changed when the impossible happened—I fell in love. Only those feelings weren’t reciprocated, because who could love a monster like me?
My empire crumbled. People died. I went from being a victorious leader to lurking in the shadows, planning revenge on my half-brother who now reigns in my place.
An orphanage is where I find sanctuary, but when she walks into my world and evokes a yearning I thought long dead, my demons are awakened and want what they can’t have—her. Sooner or later, I knew I’d need to feed the darkness inside me.
Mayhem, power, and control course through my veins. I will use them to regain my crown, my throne, and then claim her, despite what solemn vows she might’ve made.
I will break them…and her.
This is the second part of an All the Pretty Things Trilogy spin-off duet and it is not a standalone novel.
Series reading order: The Devil’s Crown (Part One) | The Devil’s Crown (Part Two)
Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it’s been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she’ll even find The One.
When Stacey imagined “The One,” it never occurred to her that her summertime Faire fling, Dex MacLean, might fit the bill. While Dex is easy on the eyes onstage with his band The Dueling Kilts, Stacey has never felt an emotional connection with him. So when she receives a tender email from the typically monosyllabic hunk, she’s not sure what to make of it.
Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey’s shock, it isn’t Dex—she’s been falling in love with a man she barely knows.
This is a standalone novel, set in the same world as Well Met.
A little harmless flirting never hurt anyone.
Unless you cross the line and have a one-night stand with your best friend’s sister.
And if that didn’t complicate things enough her crazy ex-boyfriend is stalking her as well.
Should have stayed just friends, but it’s probably a little late for that now.
This is a standalone novel in the Hot in the City series.
Series recommended reading order: Send Me Crazy | One Click Love | Not Just Friends
Country music headliner, crowd pleaser, legend in the bedroom.
You know how your mother always warned you that it only takes one time. Well, I’m proof of that.
One night with country music’s hottest star, Ryder Merrick, and I got knocked up.
He promised me it wasn’t just a one night stand.
But I woke up alone, and a few weeks later found out I was carrying his child.
I’m sure Ryder won’t want anything to do with us. After all, he’s famous for not believing in love. There’s a reason he’s never written a love song.
Why should he change his tune now? But telling him I’m pregnant still feels like the right thing to do.
All it takes is maxing out my credit card to buy a front row seat to his concert.
And then wait for him to notice me… and my bump.
This is a standalone novel in the Merrick Brothers series.
Series recommended reading order: Knox | Ryder
SCI-FI ALIEN WARRIOR ROMANCE
He’s all fang and no bite… until I push him too far.
Tabitha: It’s not like I’m a stranger to one-night stands, but I’ve never had a drunken make-out session with a horned, blue-skinned alien only for him to leave me with the female equivalent of blue balls. The jerk. Xavy’s all talk but no bite. Is it so bad I want the bite? Well, turns out I might get more than I bargained for since I passed out in a hiding spot only to wake up miles in the air on an aircraft. And guess who’s in the pilot seat? The very last alien I want to see…
Xavy: Everything about Tabitha tempts me. Her soft curves and her big smile and loud voice full of laughter. But it terrifies me how badly I want to do things to her that are dishonorable to a Drixonian warrior, so I have to reject her. When I find her as a stowaway on my important mission, I have no choice but to return her to camp. That is, until our return trip doesn’t go quite as expected. Now I’m the only thing keeping her safe, and it’s not so easy to avoid her now. Especially when I find that she likes my rough touch as much as I like giving it to her.
This is a standalone novel in the Drixonian Warriors series. Ella Maven is the pen name of Megan Erickson.
I don’t do relationships. A federal agent whose life revolves around rescuing kidnapped children, I’ve got no interest in catching any man who’s not a criminal. So when my new assignment in Chicago requires me to get closer to a VIP Chicago Blaze fan, Blaze goalie Jonah West is the perfect cover. Like me, he’s too focused on his career to make time for love, dates or even hookups.
I had my great love, and I lost her. No woman will ever compare to the blond ray of sunshine who left me half a man three years ago. And even though I help out my police officer brother by pretending to be head over heels for Reyna, it’s just a farce to put an evil man behind bars. Reyna is a fierce, raven-haired cop with steely eyes and a foul mouth—not my type in the slightest. But when lines get blurred, my fake feelings for Reyna become more real than anything I thought my beat-up heart could ever feel again.
This is the seventh book in the Chicago Blaze series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Turner Artist Management Urgent Action Item:
✔ Rescue pop princess Genevieve Fox from herself.
When your biggest client loses all faith in her identity, you jump on the problem. When it threatens her iconic career, you drop the details and dig to the heart of the crisis.
So I did—investigate. But what I found was a controversial connection with an injured hockey player that could blow up two industries, not to mention her life. With the entire world watching, is this captivating athlete the cause of her sudden self-doubt? Or is he the only one who can save her from herself?
See, I’m just the manager. The story that follows actually belongs to my client Genevieve Fox and the fearless goalie who refuses to back away from a fight.
Because now that skeptics on both sides have bared their teeth, everyone’s desperate to know:
Who is OLIVER LEVESQUE?
This is a standalone novel in the Turner Artist Rocker series.
Series recommended reading order: Rising West | Falling North | Breaking South
I have a three date rule — but it’s not what you think.
See, I’ve been told I’m the “good time girl,” not the one you take home to Mom. And while that label stung at first, I’ve since embraced it — living the wild and free life and sticking to a three date max. That’s just enough time to have some fun and snuff out the possibility of catching feelings. And it’s been working for me for years…
Until Makoa Kumaka.
Sadly, he also has a three date rule — and it’s the exact opposite of mine. From the second I meet him, all I can think about is stripping down that six-foot-five Herculean hunk of a man. But like the gentleman I wish he wasn’t, he’s making me wait.
The more time we spend together, the more I feel those pesky emotions creeping in. I’m even tempted to trust him, but blame it on my past or my instincts, I can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something…
I’ve been playing the game forever, and no man has ever won my heart — which meant they never had the power to break it.
But maybe I just hadn’t met the right player.
Maybe I’ll wish I never did.
This is a standalone novel.
Simon and Caroline have it all. A gorgeous restored Victorian house in Sausalito, flourishing careers, an eternal spark for each other, and a cat with more attitude than is legal in the state of California.
So what’s plaguing the couple of the century? They’ve got everything anyone could wish for, except…a family.
After several close calls, Simon and Caroline are coming to terms with the idea that being parents might not be in the cards for them. They’ve been married five years, and they’re realizing it may just be the two of them, forever. Which is ok, right?
Caroline is considering a major career change, Simon is working more than ever, things are falling into place, without a baby rattle.
But just when you think your life is set, the universe gives you a…twist.
Come back in for one more round with Simon and Caroline.
This is a follow-up novella to Wallbanger, available in audio first.
Series recommended reading order: Wallbanger | Rusty Nailed | Screwdrivered | Mai Tai’d Up | One More Round (novella)
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