Sam Coalson, ex-Navy SEAL, has returned to Grafton for the wedding of his brother. After being run out of town fifteen years ago for a crime he didn't commit, he's determined to claim what is rightfully his and take on anyone crazy enough to try and stop him.
Angel Devereaux is smart, sexy and definitely on Sam's blacklist. After siding with Sam's enemy fifteen years ago, Angel can't help but wonder what if….what if Sam had never left? What if he could forgive her now? She had her reasons, but he won't listen. So enough with words, sometimes action is exactly what's called for.
She isn’t supposed to fall in love with him… He’s one of the aliens who invaded Earth.
Harper King is like most humans—she works hard at her job and does her best not to think too much about the Krinar. The mysterious aliens took over her planet five years ago, and since then, rumors have surrounded them… whispers of super strength and speed, incredible beauty, and advanced technology. Harper should hate them, since her parents died the day they invaded, but something about the infamous Krinar fascinates her. Little does she know that the sinfully gorgeous drifter who rescues her from a bar fight will give her the close encounter she’s always dreamed of.
Sef is supposed to be infiltrating a human resistance group, not seducing sweet little human females. But from the moment he sets eyes on Harper, he knows he must have her and will do anything to possess her. Using his human disguise, he lures Harper into his arms and his bed. When it’s far too late for her to escape him, he reveals that he’s a Krinar, one of the powerful and terrifying aliens she’s always wanted to meet. He gives her a choice: to save her brothers, she must give herself to him—heart, body, and soul.
Will she choose her dark, seductive alien lover to save her family? Or will she resist the secret desires of her own heart in order to be free?
A master storyteller who spins romantic fiction like not other, Johanna Lindsey weaves together endearing characters, enthralling adventure and pulsating passion to create stories that touch the hearts of her readers. Secret Fire
He'd caught only a glimpse of her from the window of his carriage, but the young prince knew he had to have her. Within minutes, Lady Katherine St. John was dragged from the London street and carried off to a sumptuous town house -- for the pleasure of her royal admirer...
From the tempestuous passion of their first encounter, across stormy seas, to the golden splendor of palaces in Moscow, she was his prisoner -- obsessed with rage toward her captor even as an all-consuming need made her his slave. Yet theirs was a fervor beyond her understanding, carrying them irrevocably toward final surrender to the power of undeniable love.
Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question . . . until now.Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons. But when things go horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee. Seeking safety at one of the newly-established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face, and the enemies--and unexpected allies--she will encounter on her way.
Three nights of danger . . .
When her brother was arrested for murder, the ton shut its doors to Marietta Winters. No one would help her save him from the gallows—no one but Gabriel Noble. In exchange for taking the case, Gabriel requests three favors from the desperate young beauty, and Marietta has no other choice but to make a deal with the sinfully handsome devil.
Three nights of pleasure . . .
Searching for clues in the rough underbelly of London, Marietta must masquerade as a shamelessly wanton wench—much to Gabriel's delight. But Marietta swears to herself that her passionate moans are just for show. She could never fall in love with such a maddening, arrogant, seductive stranger . . . could she?
Three nights of sin . . .
Night after night, she satisfies his wicked cravings. But soon Gabriel wants more from Marietta than just three nights of sin—and even a sordid secret in his past won't prevent him from trying to possess her forever.
In the Victorian Era, public displays were always one of aristocratic pomp, where one's best foot was always to be put forward, for fear of any lords or ladies casting doubt upon one's social skills. All those painful and forced interactions, however reluctant, served as a means to judge loyalty to social standards often set by the ruling class, so that people who were sufficiently obedient could be properly elevated. The side effect of all this, of course, was a furious pent up frustration begging to be let out, and so the Victorian Era was home to some of the most deviant sexual displays in history. These three stories are accounts of such displays.
In The Cruel Hands Of Lord Coleridge
A gambling husband is the downfall of Lady Jane Blair, but she’s not prepared to simply accept it when he goes further than ever before and actually loses their home to a rival in a game of cards. She visits Lord Coleridge to beg for a way to change things, but what he would want to allow them to keep the house is almost too high a cost to bear. A night with her to cancel the debt wasn’t what she expected... but if her husband was going to force her to negotiate with Lord Coleridge, then why should she feel bad for enjoying it, especially if she can teach her husband a lesson at the same time?
Deflowered By The Doctor
Marrying into money was always in the cards for Lady Cora, but her husband-to-be’s family has an unusual request – that she be inspected by a doctor to see if she is still pure. The only problem is, despite her innocent appearance, she has not been chaste. When the doctor sees her before him on the examination table, exposed and completely under his control, he fights his most base feelings of lust to try to proceed. A fight he loses. With only one option to continue her marriage, Lady Cora has to make a hard decision
An Illicit Affair On The Night Before My Arraigned Marriage
Pressed by her family to marry a friend of her uncle, Dakota reluctantly agrees. It puts her as the only passenger on a stagecoach making the trip to her uncle’s home, and she ends up riding on the driver’s box. An attraction to the handsome man she’s sitting beside puts doubts in her mind that she’s doing the right thing by marrying an older man she doesn’t even know. When they stop for the night in the great outdoors, she finds it impossible to resist his advances and succumbs to a night of passion that irrevocably changes her life - and leaves her pregnant with another man's baby. This is a Victorian Era erotic historical secret baby romance.
When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…
Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.
His terms are simple:
- They will be husband and wife by night only.
- No lights, no kissing.
- No questions about his battle scars.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.
But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
- They will have dinner together every evening.
- With conversation.
- And unlimited teasing.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…
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