MINE TO PROTECT. MINE TO PUNISH. MINE.I'm a lone wolf, and I like it that way. Banished from my birth pack after a bloodbath, I never wanted a mate.Then I meet Kylie. My temptation. We're trapped in an elevator together, and her panic almost makes her pass out in my arms. She's strong, but broken. And she's hiding something.My wolf wants to claim her. But she's human, and her delicate flesh won't survive a wolf's mark.I'm too dangerous. I should stay away. But when I discover she's the hacker who nearly took down my company, I demand she submit to my punishment. And she will.Kylie belongs to me.Publisher's Note: Alpha's Temptation is a stand-alone book in the Bad Boy Alphas series. HEA guaranteed, no cheating. This book contains a hot, demanding alpha wolf with a penchant for protecting and dominating his female. If such material offends you, do not buy this book.
"YOU BROKE THE RULES, LITTLE HUMAN. I OWN YOU NOW." I am an alpha wolf, one of the youngest in the States. I can pick any she-wolf in the pack for a mate. So why am I sniffing around the sexy human attorney next door? The minute I catch Amber's sweet scent, my wolf wants to claim her. Hanging around is a bad idea, but I don't play by the rules. Amber acts all prim and proper, but she has a secret, too. She may not want her psychic abilities, but they're a gift. I should let her go, but the way she fights me only makes me want her more. When she learns what I am, there's no escape for her. She's in my world, whether she likes it or not. I need her to use her gifts to help recover my missing sister-and I won't take no for an answer. She's mine now. Publisher's Note: Alpha's Danger is a stand-alone book in the Bad Boy Alpha's series. HEA guaranteed, no cheating. This book contains a hot, demanding alpha wolf with a penchant for protecting and dominating his female. If such material offends you, do not buy this book.
"I'VE HAD LOTS OF HUMANS, BUT NONE WHO MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL LIKE YOU." Sam I was born in a lab, fostered out to humans, then tortured in a cage. Fate allowed me to escape, and I know why. To balance the scales of justice. Right the misdeeds of the harvesters.Nothing matters but taking down the man who made me what I am: A monster driven by revenge, whatever the cost. Then I meet Layne. She thinks I'm a hero. But she doesn't understand--If I don't follow this darkness to its end, it will consume me. Layne I've spent my life in the lab, researching the cure for the disease that killed my mom. No late nights out, no dates, definitely no boyfriend. Then Sam breaks into my lab, steals my research, and kidnaps me. He's damaged. Crazy. And definitely not human.He and his friends are on a mission to stop the company that's been torturing shifters, and now I'm a part of it. Sam promises to protect me. And when he touches me, I feel reborn. But he's hellbent on revenge. He won't give it up. Not even for me.
How to Date a Werewolf: #1 Never call him 'Good Doggie.' I've got a problem. A big, hairy problem. An enforcer from the Werewolves Motorcycle Club broke into my house. He thinks I know the Werewolves' secret, and the pack sent him to guard me. #2 During a full moon, be ready to get freaky By the time he decides I'm no threat, it's too late. His wolf has claimed me for his mate. Too bad we can't stand each other... # 3 Bad girls get eaten in the bedroom ...until instincts take over. Things get wild. Naked under the full moon, this wolfman has me howling for more. # 4 Break ups are hairy Not even a visit from the mob, my abusive ex, my crazy mother and a road trip across the state in a hippie VW bus can shake him. #5 Beware the mating bite Because there's no running from a wolf when he decides you're his mate.
What's an alpha to do when he's found his fated mate, but she reacts to the news by kicking him in the balls? Gretchen Halbmond became a diehard Daddy's girl the day her mother ran out on them both. She doesn't believe in love and isn't looking for it, but when her ailing father is attacked and left bloody by wolves on the wrong side of the law, she goes out in search of what she does believe in: Justice. Sheriff Talon Garde has way too much on his plate. Humans have breached shifters' carefully guarded privacy and are about to go public. If he can't stop them, what happened to Gretchen's father is going to be the least of everyone's worries. More importantly, despite Talon's rep as a badass alpha whose growl strikes fear in the hearts of criminals, Gretchen's scent makes him go all squishy inside. She's THE ONE, he's sure of it. There's just the small matter of convincing Gretchen it's pointless to fight fate...and surviving the way she fights it. Standalone novel with NO cliffhanger. NOTE: While this is book 2 of the Huntsville Pack series, all the books are completely standalone. The series does revisit favorite characters, but the plots don't carry over from book to book, they are resolved at the end of each story.
Something hot is cooking in paradise... Omega Miguel Ramirez was the barbecue master of Catalejo island for five years in a row - before he was dethroned by Dominic Perez. Determined to take back his crown, a freak accident lands Miguel in the hospital with two broken arms, leaving his schemes for culinary revenge all but stymied. Meanwhile, alpha Dominic is still basking in the glow of his most recent victory when a newcomer comes to town, testing recipes at the local restaurants. The islanders rave about the new guy's cooking and Dominic realizes his days as barbecue king may be numbered. Determined to win no matter the cost, bitter rivals Dominic and Miguel join forces. But the two men are like oil and water with a history that stretches back for decades. As the heat of competition fuels untold passions between Miguel and Dominic, and unexpected pregnancy threatens to change their lives forever. Can these two men break through decades of resentment and sate their sizzling hunger, once and for all? Alpha's Prize is a 75,000-word omegaverse tale that will whet your appetite... but satisfy your thirst for hot, gay romance action. With red-hot scenes of steaming sex, this male pregnancy tale is for adults-only.
Previously published (2012) Fated Desires Publishing. Cyrus runs Manhattan with an iron fist. He will keep his pack safe whether they want him to or not. But something is missing and lately he is more on edge than ever. With his pack at risk and the Alphas of Philadelphia and Boston breathing down his neck, he doesn’t anticipate the arrival of his true mate, particularly when he finds her in a coffee house across the street from his office building. She’s not only identical to the mate of the alpha of Philadelphia but has no idea that werewolves even exist, let alone that she’s one herself. Cyrus is determined to protect her while he solves the mystery of her life. Betsy, strong, smart, and determined, has been suffering for months trying to keep her parents alive. She doesn’t know where the werewolf who followed her home came from and she doesn’t care, he just needs to leave her alone. But as Betsy gets to know Cyrus, she will discover things about herself that she’d never believed possible. She’s the only one who can help Cyrus keep his pack safe—especially when the true believers are out to destroy them.
Good girls shouldn't date bad wolves... Fated Match has spent centuries pairing supernatural mates together. Witch and matchmaker, Chloe Donovan, takes pride in helping her clients find their happy endings. But when werewolf alpha and millionaire playboy Kieran Clearwater stalks into her office, she may have finally met the one man she can't help. Kieran has no intention of finding his mate. Love is a weakness he can't afford. But with his pack growing more concerned over his single status he needs to assure them all is well. What better way to do so than to hire a fake girlfriend he can parade around at the annual pack retreat? Chloe is coerced into becoming the wolf's temporary mate, but she's determined to keep their agreement professional. But her seductive partner in crime has other ideas, and his considerable charm makes it difficult for her to keep her eye on the prize. While these two burn hot when they're together, behind-the-scenes politics work to rip them apart. Each book in the Fated Match series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Book #1 Love at Stake Book #2 Dying to Date Book #3 The Alpha's Temporary Mate
Author: Sam Crescent
Release Date: 2018-02-05
THE ALPHA'S TOY To spare an innocent she has to become his plaything. When Zeke attacks her pack, Mary, a half-breed wolf, wants to save a young wolf, but to do so, she has to accept his bargain. She must be his toy until the next full moon. Mary despises the alpha she must now give her body to, but she can't deny the response he inspires within her. Exploring the deceased pack's lair Zeke stumbles onto something that could destroy all breeds of wolf. The leaders of Mary's pack had been experimenting on wolves. The reasons why are still unknown, but Zeke will do everything in his power to find out the truth, especially when he discovers Mary was one of their experiments. Even before the end of the month Mary becomes all he can think about, and he's determined to keep his toy safe. Then a twist of fate lets him know she's more than a toy. Mary is his mate. Can he overcome her fear of him and convince her to stay when her month is up? ALPHA BAIT There is a law that binds an Alpha to his wolf and stops him from hurting others of his pack. If an Alpha lashes out with the intention to harm, then his wolf will stop it, forcing on the transition...but one wolf has found the loophole. Chain is determined to inflict harm. He sends out the one woman he wants but cannot have, Victoria. She will be his Alpha Bait, luring another Alpha to his death, thus freeing Chain from the control of his wolf. For most of her adult life Victoria has been at the mercy of Chain. He scares her more than anything else. Doing as she's told, Victoria sets the trap in order to gain Scorch's attention. Scorch is a good leader and strong Alpha. He will not hurt anyone. When a beautiful red-head ends up in his care, he cannot turn away from the attraction she inspires. Their wolves are mates, and they're destined to be together. However, what will Scorch do when he realizes Victoria is with him to lure him to his death? Can she really send the man she loves to his grave? Being Alpha Bait was never her choice, but who really holds her loyalty, Chain or Scorch?
Risky Business - Bad Boy Series: Book 3 For the second time in six weeks, a local female realtor has been sexually assaulted and murdered during an open house event. The community is asking: Is this the work of a serial killer? Local realtor, Marissa McCall, knew the latest victim, Staci, for most of her life. They were close friends up until the seventh grade when Staci stole her first boyfriend and attempted to steal every boyfriend she'd ever had after that. They had been fierce competitors in the real estate market as well, but she would have never wished her dead...especially not viciously murdered. Whilst still contemplating the shocking news, Marissa took an unexpected call from her ex-boyfriend, Aaron Mathews, whom she hadn't seen in almost 20 years. He wanted to view a house, which was a standard request to any realtor, but this house was different. Aaron was interested in the house next door to Marissa's. She really didn't want to see him again, never mind live next door to him, but she needed the business and wanted to prove that she had moved on with her life. She remained professional and booked the appointment for the following day. Marissa was shell shocked when she left the office that afternoon. Things like this just didn't happen in her world. Plus, there was the fact that she was going to see Aaron Mathews in the morning. That thought was unnerving and left her feeling shaken. She had to wonder, too, if he had called Staci before he called her. Was it possible he had been involved in Staci's death? What was Aaron's true motive to moving back into town? Would Marissa's feelings for Aaron resurface tomorrow? Was she safe? Risky Business is book 3 in the steamy Bad Boy Romance Series
Preternatural Private Investigator and Paranormal Huntress Kassandra Lyall is used to working alone. Whenever there’s a murder or a mystery to solve that involves the preternatural—she’s the witch they call. When she’s called in to help the local cops work on a mysterious murder case, she finds herself needing all the help she can get. A bloodthirsty werewolf is loose in the city and on a killing spree. As if her plate weren’t full enough, a strange she-wolf seeks Kassandra’s aid, asking her to help find her missing brother. Kassandra soon learns that the strange she-wolf serves two masters, and one of those masters has taken quite an interest in her. In a world where vampires have charmed their way into modern society, where werewolves walk the streets with their beasts disguised by human skin, Kassandra Lyall has a secret of her own to protect. She’s one of them. The First Book in the Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator Series.
An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense. Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape. But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obliged to rejoin her "family," she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she's increasingly uncertain if it's the right one. An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman's body. From the Paperback edition.
The maiden was just another treasure to be won—until she stole his heart and changed his life forever. Outraged that her beloved brother’s soul is to be the Fae tithe to Hell, Elizabeth knows that she must save him. She is the only one in her family who can see the Fae, after all, and is already cursed by their king herself. Malcolm may have offered to replace his comrade out of honor, but Elizabeth knows who better deserves to live—and it is not the handsome rogue, Rafael, who is concerned with his own welfare alone. It should be easy to make a wager with a mercenary, especially as Elizabeth does not care about the cost to herself. To her surprise, though, Rafael proves to be the man who not only takes her dare, but banishes the Fae king’s curse with kisses that turn her blood to fire. Could this hardened warrior, who appears to have no heart, be the destined love she has awaited? At first glimpse, Rafael believes Elizabeth to be an angel sent to judge him—and he knows what her verdict will be. He has made choices in order to survive, and is not proud of them. But Elizabeth dares him to change, with an audacity that awakens a nobility of purpose that Rafael has forgotten he possessed. Can this bold maiden heal the wounds of his past? Can Rafael earn the right to grant her the life she deserves—and do so before the Fae king springs his trap, making Elizabeth his captive forever? ***** I’ve written many series set in my fictional medieval Scottish world of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. This is the order in which the stories take place, although you can start with any series. I recommend you read each series in order. There’s a tab on my website for ALL books in this world: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/ I. The Rogues of Ravensmuir This is the first series to take place in this world. These three books are a bit more gothic in tone and less tightly linked to each other than the books in subsequent series. 1. The Rogue Merlyn and Ysabella’s story is a second chance romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense. Their relationship is a class war - he’s the laird and she’s a village girl - but there’s an immediate attraction between them. Can Merlyn trust in love at first sight? Can Ysabella trust her rogue of a husband when he returns five years after their parting to ask for her help? This is the first book featuring Ravensmuir and in it, we learn the story of its sister holding, Kinfairlie. 2. The Scoundrel Can a notorious bad boy like Merlyn’s brother Gawain be redeemed by love? In this story, Gawain meets his match, the enticing Eglantine, who is not just as adept a thief as he is but is prepared to seduce him to regain the prize she desires. This is cat-and-mouse story of action, adventure and intrigue takes us from York to the highlands of Scotland, to Eglantine’s home at Inverfyre. 3. The Warrior At the end of The Scoundrel, Inverfyre is lost to the notorious MacLaren clan, but years later, Eglantine and Gawain’s son Michael - the Hawk of Inverfyre - returns to reclaim his legacy. He has need of an heir so he abducts Aileen to be his bride, never guessing that these two have shared a great passion in their past lives. At Inverfyre, Aileen is plagued by visions and fears she is going mad, while the Hawk is uncertain whether his beguiling new bride can be trusted—or whether she has let the MacLarens in the gate. This medieval Scottish romance has some fantasy elements as it’s a reincarnation story. II. The Jewels of Kinfairlie At the end of The Warrior, there is a family gathering at Inverfyre. We briefly meet Merlyn and Ysabella’s son Roland, his wife Catherine, and their eight children. This series begins several years later, after Roland and Catherine’s tragic death, when their oldest son Alexander suddenly becomes laird. The treasury is empty. The harvest will be poor. Alexander needs to see his sisters married as quickly as possible, but they wish to wed for love. 1. The Beauty Bride Alexander arranges an auction for the hand of his defiant sister, intending to manage the list of bidders - but a notorious mercenary, Rhys fitzHenry, pays the highest price. This arranged marriage doesn’t begin well, as Madeline is a runaway bride, but Rhys pursues her, saves her, and tries to court her. I love that Rhys tells Madeline stories to win her heart, and that she quickly figures out that each choice of story reveals one of her husband’s secrets. 2. The Rose Red Bride Alexander thinks he’s learned his lesson and is thrilled when Vivienne’s former suitor, Nicholas Sinclair, wants to claim her hand. It’s a little uncommon that Nicholas wants to abduct his bride, but Alexander is sure that Vivienne will think that a romantic gesture, and when the wedding is held in the morning, all will be well. But the highlander seeking Alexander’s agreement isn’t Nicholas - it’s his brother Erik in disguise, a man who needs a wife only because he needs a son to claim his legacy. He’s not counting on Vivienne stealing his heart, too. 3. The Snow White Bride It’s Christmas at Kinfairlie and a mysterious noblewoman seeks refuge in the chapel. When the sisters learn that she’s a widow in need of protection, they decide to play a trick on Alexander and arrange his marriage. Eleanor thinks husbands are all the same, so is agreeable, although she isn’t counting on Alexander’s youth, charm, and desire to claim her heart. When her past catches up to her and Kinfairlie is at risk, how much will Eleanor sacrifice to see her new husband safe? What price will Alexander pay to defend his bride? 4. The Ballad of Rosamunde Rosamunde, the pirate queen and aunt of the siblings at Kinfairlie, was adopted by Gawain in The Scoundrel and trapped in the realm of the Fae in The Rose Red Bride. In this short story, a friends-to-lovers story, Padraig rescues Rosamunde, his valor making her realize that she loves him, too. III. The True Love Brides At the end of The Snow White Bride, Alexander decrees that his remaining sisters will marry for love. The portal to the realm of the Fae has been opened, though, and the Fae king Finvarra desires Elizabeth. Finvarra agrees that he will abandon his suit if four of the siblings marry their true loves, although Elizabeth knows that the portal to the Fae realm has to be closed as well. 1. The Renegade’s Heart Isabella is smitten with a rogue knight, come to Kinfairlie to demand the return of his family’s stolen treasure. She takes Murdoch’s cause against that of her brother, then learns that Murdoch has been claimed by the Fae queen - who holds his heart still. Can a mortal maiden defeat an immortal queen by winning Murdoch’s love for her own? 2. The Highlander’s Curse Garrett is cursed to hear the thoughts of others as clearly as his own, a spell intended to make him an outcast so his legacy could be stolen. He finds solace in the company and the touch of gentle Annelise. Can Annelise’s love heal him so he can recover his stolen legacy and give her the home - and the husband - she deserves? 3. The Frost Maiden’s Kiss Malcolm returns to Ravensmuir after years as a mercenary with a hoard large enough to finance the rebuilding of his legacy and his soul due to the Fae. When pregnant Catriona arrives at Ravensmuir, Malcolm knows he can give her a future with a marriage of convenience that makes her child heir to Ravensmuir. Catriona expects nothing of men, but Malcolm’s kindness and strength earns her love - and makes her determined to save his soul, regardless of the price. 4. The Warrior’s Prize The mercenary Rafael thinks his companion’s sister, Elizabeth, could be an angel come to earth, and one who will hold him accountable for his sins. Challenged by her and enticed by her, Rafael offers himself instead of his comrade Malcolm and begins to change his life with his choices. Can he save Elizabeth from Finvarra? He’s determined to try, no matter what the risk to himself - and Elizabeth cannot resist a man who chooses nobly, just for her. IV. The Brides of Inverfyre There is one sibling left unmarried (Ross) and we follow him to Inverfyre, where the children of the Hawk and Aileen also need to be married. 1. The Mercenary’s Bride This Scottish medieval romance is a Christmas novella, the story of a knight returning to Inverfyre to keep his promise to the laird’s daughter. Having been attacked and left for dead, Quentin is no longer the man he was and he blames the Hawk for the change in his fortunes. But his bitterness melts before the admiration of Mhairi, for the maiden he admired has become a beauty he would die to serve. 2. The Runaway Bride Even though Aiofe is a beauty and an heiress, she wants to marry for love. Her marriage is arranged to the oldest son of the Hawk of Inverfyre, but she chooses to flee instead, hoping that his cousin, Ross, will be sent after her. Aiofe intends to claim Ross’s heart, no matter the price, for she knows with one glimpse that he’s the man for her. Ross is caught between his duty and his heart - and the wicked MacLarens who would use Aiofe as a pawn in their own plan to possess Inverfyre. There will be more stories in this series, too. There are Family Trees for Inverfyre, Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie available as free downloads in my online store. The links are on my website, right here: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/ ***** medieval romance, historical romance, scottish romance, marriage of convenience, runaway bride, outlaw hero, beauty and the beast, scotland, wales, action adventure, intrigue
Author: Eve Langlais
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Previously published in the anthology Hunger, the paranormal queen of steam and sass pulls out all the stops in The Alpha's Mate, a sexy, funny short story from New York Times bestselling author Eve Langlais. Villains aren’t supposed to rescue damsels, and pack alphas are known to have complete control of their wolf. But when Fabian saves a certain lady from drowning, everything he knows gets tossed away and only one thing becomes clear: she’s his mate—and someone wants to kill her. Protecting her, though, is only part of his problem. He also has to convince her she belongs to him. In her words, “Hell no.” When she flees, little does she realize this wolf loves to chase. And when he catches the woman he wants? She’ll become the Alpha’s Mate.
Book 1 of the Guardian Pack Series: It has been fifty years since the Great War between paranormals and the human race. A time when sanctuary packs like the Windy River Pack would seem to be unnecessary. However the arrival of a wrongly accused rogue and his younger brother will be the beginning of something evil that up to now has been hiding from view. Grant Walker is the Alpha of the Windy River Pack. At one time he had been an undefeated warrior who stood by the former Alpha, his father's side during the Great War. He is in charge of one of the largest packs in the United States and continues to offer sanctuary to any who seek it. But now with a missing pack member and the threat of a rogue coming into his territory, a rogue that he finds out is his mate, Grant will have to fight not only to save his pack and mate, but to also prevent another war. Ricky Landon and his younger brother Sandy are on the run from their former abusive alpha and pack. Declared rogue for daring to escape from a life of slavery and sexual abuse, Ricky runs toward the only place he feels he and his brother can be safe, a sanctuary called Windy River Pack. Confused by the strange tattoo that was placed on his arm by a Shaman and fueled by the need to protect his younger brother the last thing he wants is a mate. Can the two be mated or will Ricky's former Alpha be able to reclaim what he considers his property? Warning: This book contains references to nonconsensual sex