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Shoshana Haufman’s life is complicated enough without adding a man to the mix. Her employees depend on her for their livelihood and her father, with his diminishing health, is sending her to an early grave, or a bed at Bellevue Hospital. All of that changes when her newest client, Patrick Kelly, waltzes into her showroom looking to purchase a bespoke suit. Tall, prematurely gray, and handsome poured into a three-piece suit, Patrick pushes all of Shoshana’s buttons. Lust as first sight is the order of the day, the chemistry is undeniable. And despite her initial reservations, Shoshana breaks her cardinal rule: never have sex with a client.

Never allow anyone to get the best of you….

Not willing to be just a client with benefits, Patrick sets out to crack this five-foot anomaly in four-inch heels. It’s either all or nothing. And he doesn’t lose. After all, everything he has he’s worked damn hard for. So what could be so difficult about a mere woman who barely reaches his chest?

That ‘mere woman’ begins to resemble a concrete wall.

Instead of figuring out how to convince her to be in his world, he finds that sacrifices have to be made on his end. Throw in some sweaty sex, frozen yogurt, and a heavy dose of trust, this silver fox has found the perfect remedy to make this master tailor realize it takes courage to love, and be loved, and that the love given to you is an amazing sacrifice.

When Collette “Coco” Larue and her best friend Georgie decide to rebel from their privileged lives and overbearing parents there is only one place the girls have in mind. The fast-paced, seedy, jazz and blues nightlife of the New Orleans, French Quarter. In the deepest annals off of Dauphine Street is a backdoor club called the Bone Room. There a Cajun with the soul of a blues man and the deadly charm of an olive skinned, dark haired, lothario awaits. Collette is immediately seduced by Byran ‘Brick’ Bondurant’s suave, bad boy charm—and his saxophone. After a night of dancing and flirting their game of cat and mouse turns on them both. The awe-struck lovers succumb to passion so intense both she and he are left quaking with a sexual fever, and addictive lust. The problem is Collette is promised to another. And an Acadian Cajun tied to the most ruthless crime family southern Louisiana could never be accepted into her world. Promised to marry a man she’s never even kissed let alone loved Collette’s need to escape the schemes of her father drives her deeper into a world of danger and darkness eventually turning her life inside out.

The Wedding, is an erotic, nail-biting, violent, tantalizing, edgy exploration of lust turned to love and then hate before redemption, and true happiness. It is the Cajun Mafia meets Romeo and Juliet, interwoven with potent, sexual tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat to the final page. Delve into the nervy, love story of two flawed people who grow up, grow apart, and grow together to overcome the taboo, and reclaim the victory of true love-once deserved.

**Special Notice: This romance is of the darker variety. The hero is flawed and dirty. Consider yourself warned.**

Insomniac. Narcissist. Sex addict.

The only description sex therapist, Vanessa Ferris, was given of her newest patient, a fellow psychologist, Dr. Zander Hale.

From the moment he entered her office, she knew he’d be trouble—possibly the good kind. What she wasn’t prepared for was how he’d blindside her; how he would challenge everything she thought she knew about her profession, about herself.

There are certain lines a doctor is warned never to cross with their patients, but she didn’t listen.

Now, they’re both addicted.

One hit was all it took.

***AUTHOR NOTE: “OVERDOSE” is a full-length standalone, bursting at the seams with sexual heat, thanks to one smoking hot bad-boy and his feisty, no-nonsense therapist. Expect a dark tale of erotic romance with no cliffhanger. This story is not for the faint of heart and is definitely intended for readers 18 and older.

***TRIGGER WARNING: Be advised, this book contains a brief, nondescript reference to sexual abuse and other violent acts that some readers may find offensive.


Felled by a cowardly shot to the back, Stanton Youngblood has just enough time before he dies to leave a single clue to his killer’s identity: the word Wayne, scrawled in his own blood.

That word means everything to his widow. Leigh Youngblood was once Leigh Wayne, but she left her wealthy family behind thirty years ago when she fell in love with Stanton, a betrayal the Waynes have never forgiven. Now she publicly vows to discover which of her siblings thinks money and power are enough to cover up a murder.

Back in town to find his father’s killer, prodigal son Bowie finds his search for justice comes with an unexpected ray of light. He’s loved Talia Champion forever, but when she said she couldn’t marry him, he left town and never looked back. This time it’s Talia who needs him, and it isn’t in him to deny her anything.

But the killer still has a score to settle, and if that means spilling more blood—so much the better.

Sometimes fate brings you together…only to tear you apart

Growing up in the foster system, Quinn O’Meara made a point of never getting involved. But when she discovers a crying baby amid a fiery crime scene, she knows she has no choice. Suddenly in way over her head, Quinn turns to the police, unintentionally positioning herself in the crosshairs of a deadly human-trafficking ring.

The last time homicide detective Nick Saldano saw Quinn, she was still the young girl he’d shared a foster home with. The girl who’d loved and cared for him when no one else had. Now here she was, gorgeously all grown-up—and in terrible danger.

Unwilling to lose her again, Nick insists on keeping Quinn close, especially when the bond they once shared heatedly slides into desire. Quinn finally has someone worth holding on to, but what kind of future can they have when she might not live to see tomorrow?

Her mother used to say you can feel the truth in your throat. Maybe when her story is finally told, she’ll be able to breathe again.

For six years, Holly has lived a reclusive life–with the Chesapeake Bay, the wild animals on her property, and dark memories as her only companions. Then she meets Cade. He’s smart and handsome and sensitive and sexy, and he simply will not go away. He wants to know all about her, and Holly starts to wonder if she can open up her heart again.

Cade comes back to his hometown for a break, barely holding on to the fraying edges of his true-crime writing career. He needs to write another book, and it needs to be a success. When he meets Holly, he knows there’s a great story hiding beneath her haunting beauty and her complete isolation. He’s going to be the one to tell that story.

Even if he breaks both of their hearts in the process.

She was supposed to be taking a break from work to rethink her future. She wasn’t supposed to be falling in love with her boss.

He was supposed to be resting at a beachside retreat and unwinding from the stress of his job. He wasn’t supposed to be wanting her in ways that had nothing to do with the job.

Betsy has worked with John Davenport for four years, and she’s always been an efficient, practical member of his crisis response team. He might be brilliant, attractive, and good-hearted, but he’s also driven, rather grumpy, and emotionally unavailable. Plus, he’s never looked at her with any interest other than a friend and co-worker. No one has ever really been interested in her. She’s never been the kind of woman that men fall for.

No matter how much she loves her job with an international relief organization, she knows she can’t do it forever. But as soon as she begins thinking toward a different future, John starts to respond to her in a completely new way.

Maybe it’s just a temporary feeling, prompted by some much needed downtime. Or maybe they’ve had more in their hearts than they’ve ever admitted.

Relinquish is the first book in the Balm in Gilead series, a spin-off from the Willow Park series about couples who fall in love in a physical and spiritual rest center on the North Carolina coast called Balm in Gilead.

Sometimes first love deserves a second chance…

Former Air Force pilot Ryker McGavin would rather face enemy fire than fly April Harris to Kalispell, Montana. Eleven years ago she broke his heart, and the wound still aches. But when her sister goes into labor two weeks early, he’s the only one who can get her there in time. And he will, even if it kills him. Then the starboard engine conks out.

Ryker has returned to Eagles Nest looking hotter than ever and rocking a tribal armband. April’s far from immune, especially after he saves her life, proving he’s every inch the hero she claimed she didn’t want. But he’s a soldier and she’s a pacifist. They were doomed from the beginning. Unfortunately, her traitorous body doesn’t agree. It’s crying yes even as her brain is screaming no.

If they surrender to temptation, will they be trapped forever in no man’s land?

A Cowboy’s Return is the third book in the McGavin Brothers western romance series from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Sons of Chance and Thunder Mountain Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, memorable characters and a touch of humor, you’ll love A Cowboy’s Return.

Boxset Alert !

East Street Fire Company is battling dangerous fires all over the city thanks to an arsonist on the loose. Between a new recruit and several veteran firefighters, they’re on red alert for the criminal. Faced with unseen dangers and even explosions in their own back yard is bad enough but time is running out for their condemned firehouse. Good thing the women who fall into their arms—and laps—are good at handling all that testosterone and distracting them from their stressful duties.

New to me MM


Ren Worthington is a black sheep of a powerful family, an image he cultivates for a reason. Growing up in his brother’s shadow with the expectation that he will eventually work in his grandfather’s company is not a life Ren wants and he will drag his feet to keep from fulfilling his destiny. Being alone isn’t optimum, but it beats being yoked to a destiny he doesn’t want.

Detective Chad North simply longs for a quiet life. Preferably with someone else. Sadly, he has no prospects. Wanting more than the one-night stands that the casual dating scene offers, he’d rather pour himself into his work and live his life quietly than ride the dating merry-go-round that ends up in frustrated failure.

When Ren’s arrested for disturbing the peace, Chad’s life takes an interesting turn as he finds he’s attracted to the distant, rebellious heir. Ren follows him home and now Chad doesn’t want him to leave. Can they opposite personalities find a common meeting ground to both get what they desire or will Ren’s destiny and Chad’s reluctance force the two apart?

This standalone 16k word short story has a spoiled rich boy with a smart mouth who pushes too hard, a patient nice-guy cop who uses cuffs to get his point across and a HEA

Favorite Son

Marcus Worthington is the favorite son and heir to the Worthington family fortune. From the time he and his brother were taken in by their grandfather after their parents’ death, Marcus has been groomed to take over the family business. His life hasn’t been his to live for as long as he can remember. At least he is in a position to take care of his black sheep brother and repay his grandfather for his kindness. Even if it means he is alone while living the destiny planned for him.

Jack Boynton works in security for Worthington, Ltd., and enjoys the challenges of his position. He has a quiet life and comes and goes as it suits him. He lacks companionship but believes that void will be filled when the time is right. Until then, he helps to keep Worthington Towers secure for the high power executives who work at one of the elite firms in the city.

When a security breach throws the two disparate men together, a spark of attraction ignites into a flame that is hard for either to ignore. Overcoming the barriers of money and class are harder for Marcus than for Jack who has no respect for boundaries. Will Marcus move beyond his cold distance to find a meeting in the middle to embrace the solid foundation Jack can provide?

This standalone 22k word instalove novella has a snobby overworked executive and a rough-around-the-edges security man who is determined to bridge the gap between them and a HEA.

Series to Read

Something Old

Jilted by the one woman he’s ever loved, small town sheriff Guy Lawson vows never to let himself be so vulnerable. But when the woman who broke his heart returns to Cedar Bend, he is forced to uphold an old promise he made long ago…

After two years of running from her father’s death, Zamya “Mya” Daniels is ready to win back the man she loves. Except Guy doesn’t believe in second chances. When Mya sets out to repair their broken relationship, Guy’s guarded heart is helpless against his body’s desires.

Will their old bond be enough to save their love—or will they come to accept that some things just aren’t meant to last?


Something New

When small town mechanic Damian Carson comes to Savvy Williams’ rescue—again—he is determined to make their encounter a bit more memorable than the first. Yet when a rousing kiss leads to a bogus engagement, Damian is willing to play along with the charade—if it means having certain liberties over the southern belle.

Embarrassed by her recent broken engagement—and eager to dispel rumors of her attraction to rich men only—Savvy forges ahead with a pretend relationship to the handsomely rugged mechanic. But when their harmless charade results in a quickie wedding, new desires are aroused and they must decide how far they are willing to take their pretense…and if it will be strong enough to survive something real.

Something Borrowed

Recently widowed Truth Richards is filled with regret over the desire she’s harbored for her brother-in-law–a desire Jackson Matoa has tried to suppress in himself for far too long. When the grief of losing his baby brother takes Jackson down a dark place, Truth steps in to help him find peace again. Can the two of these broken hearts borrow each other’s strength to find happiness again…or will the guilt of their attraction consume them both?

Something Blue

Brides of Cedar Bend #4

Life as a small town mayor’s wife was not what Quinn Michaels had planned for her future with college sweetheart Eric Benson. An accidental pregnancy, however, changes all that and forces them into an unusual arrangement. Will an unexpected baby and quickie wedding be enough to save their strained relationship or only force them further apart?

What I am Rereading this week


Prisoner of Passion

P for predator,

P for passionate,

P for prey!

These words came to mind when Bella thought of Rico da Silva. The international financier was definitely a predator—hadn’t he pounced when her defenses were down? Passionate? Their lovemaking had certainly been that—when Bella was inadvertently caught up in Rico’s kidnapping. And now she was Rico’s prey: he was determined to seduce her once more. Bella might have been forcibly imprisoned with Rico before, but she was a free woman now—free to meet Rico on her own terms!

The Petrakos Bride

Maddie idolized Giannis Petrakos, who had lavished money on the charity that had cared for Maddie’s twin sister—and was sinfully gorgeous. Now Maddie has a lowly job at Petrakos industries.

Soon Giannis demanded she be his mistress, for as long as he wanted her. Because when Giannis finally married he wanted a wife more suited to his wealth and class….

The Contaxis Baby

In the gossip rags, socialite Lizzie Denton’s situation looks pretty ugly— Lizzie meets boy, Lizzie dumps boy, brokenhearted boy dies in horrific car crash. Suddenly she’s public enemy number one. And a disinherited heiress, to boot. No job, no home and only a designer wardrobe to keep her company. But the worst part is that the papers got it wrong, and Lizzie promised not to tell anyone the truth.

Devastated by the death of his half brother, Greek tycoon Sebasten Contaxis decides to punish the woman responsible: Lizzie Denton. But when he discovers that the stunning woman he can’t keep his hands off—an inexplicable case of lust at first sight—is the same woman he’s been seeking, Sebasten alters his scheme. After all, one broken heart deserves another, right?

And revenge is so much sweeter when it’s served in bed—that is, until Lizzie has some surprising news for him—.

The Trophy Husband

Hidden agendas….

The personal assistant: When Sara caught her fiancé being unfaithful with her cousin, she felt doubly betrayed.

Her boss: Almost miraculously, Alex Rossini was on hand to help Sara pick up the pieces. However, having worked for Alex for some time now, she knew he never did anything without expecting something in return. So why was she surprised when he revealed that he was prepared to pay the cost of having her—be it money or marriage?

Business or pleasure? Sara wanted Alex so badly, she would have given herself to him with no strings attached. But in order to win Alex, she would have to play his game—and choose her price….

Tempestuous Reunion

A storm of passion and pleasure!

Once, Luc Santini’s inherent sensuality had been Catherine Parrish’s downfall. For two years she had loved him unconditionally, until she realized that this impossibly rich, and infuriatingly powerful man regarded her as a possession!

Catherine fled her gilded cage, keeping her pregnancy a secret… until now. Fate has placed Luc back into her life. He doesn’t know about their child…and Catherine intends to keep it that way. But will she surrender to his erotic demands—and risk losing herself in a whirl of desire—to protect her son?

A Savage Betrayal

Once upon a time, Mina Carroll fell in love and into the bed of her powerful boss, Cesare Falcone—only to find herself dismissed as a gold-digger, accused of misconduct, and very much pregnant!

Four years later, Mina discovers that the new investor in her charity is none other than Cesare! It takes only seconds to confirm that the attraction between them is lethal as ever. But when Cesare discovers the secret that Mina has hidden from him, there is only one solution; make her his bride to give their daughter a name and allow him to pursue his revenge at leisure!

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