When the landing crew of the Stargazer encounters an uncharted alien planet, they have no idea how determined the planet is to bring unlikely couples together.
Sam, the Captain, and his Sensitive Officer, Ilandra, find themselves separated from the rest of the party, stranded and alone. Neither is anxious to explore the feelings they’ve worked so hard to keep hidden, but the planet’s not about to let them hide any more. Strange things begin to appear as if in answer to their every wish.
Ilandra’s fantasies come straight from the novels she reads. Sam’s, on the other hand, are far more of a surprise! With or without their help, the planet seems determined to make all their desires come true.
Captain Samuel Mayfair would have aborted this disastrous exploratory mission and taken the entire squad back to the ship if his damned com-unit had worked. But the device had gone dead right after he’d realized most of his crewmates were missing, and his navi-unit showed every direction pointing toward the planet’s north pole so he couldn’t even tell where the hell he was. To top all of that off, the only member of the squad who did remain was the one person of the hundreds on the Stargazer who got under his skin with almost everything coming out of her mouth.
Dr. Ilandra Veran, his Sensitive Officer, didn’t seem the least bit phased by the situation. Instead, she’d affected her usual posture of pseudo-tranquility with her closed eyes and even breathing. Getting in touch with something’s vibrations probably, even though they were the only sentient creatures here — at least to the best of his knowledge. His intruder detector didn’t work, either.
And what a weird-ass place this was. Not a building in sight, just vegetation. Trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses. Veran called it “lush,” he called it green overload, city rat that he was. At least, his weapon seemed to function. He discharged it at a rock where the contact made a satisfying hiss and sent off a blast of heat.
The noise got the good doctor’s attention, finally, because she jumped and plastered her hand over her heart. “Did you have to do that… sir?”
He could call her on lack of deference to his authority, but to be fair, he shouldn’t enjoy startling her. “I wanted to see if any of my equipment worked… Doctor.”
She reached to her belt and turned on her matter-analyzer. All the right lights and noises went off. “This seems fine.”
“Good thing. If we can’t get the hell off this dismal planet soon we may have to find something we can eat,” he said.
“It’s not dismal at all, sir.”
He glanced around. The place was what lots of people would call lovely, if you liked that sort of thing. He’d had little experience with anything other than the depths of the metropolis he’d grown up in. The climate here was warm enough but not too hot, and the air hadn’t been recycled a dozen or more times. They were supposed to explore, but they’d accomplish nothing without communication with the ship.
“I suppose you like it here,” he said.
“I don’t want to be stranded, and the rest of the squad disappeared,” she said. “I wouldn’t wish for any of that.”
He crossed his arms over his chest. “Do I hear a ‘but’ at the end of your assessment?”
“Overall, I get a feeling of benevolence from this place,” she said. “There’s a definite hum. Kind of a silent planetary song.”
It was exactly that sort of statement that made him grind his rear teeth. If planets could sing, which they couldn’t, how would their song be silent? Sensitive Officers were all the rage with the chain of command higher than his pay scale. And he had to admit there was some evidence they had creative ways of processing information more hardheaded types, like himself, didn’t possess. So, he’d ended up with Ilandra Veran, PhD. And now she was staring at him with the expression saying she knew he didn’t believe a damned thing she said and she didn’t care. She didn’t have to care. He couldn’t fire her. If he’d had to end up stranded on an uninhabited planet with someone, why did the person have to be her?
Sure, she was easy to look at. Tall enough for her nose to come up to his chin, and with dark, wavy hair tumbling over her shoulders. She filled out her uniform in all the places that said “female,” and her lips looked uncomfortably kissable. And yeah, he’d had more than one hot fantasy about her, during which she’d remained silent. But the light of irritation in her green eyes kept her from being too attractive to resist. The feeling was mutual.
“Do you have any sense…” He put more emphasis on the last word than necessary. “… about what happened to the others?”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Alice Gaines has published several sensuous and erotic works. She prefers stories that stretch the imagination, highlighting the power of love and sex. Alice has a Ph.D. in psychology from U. C. Berkeley and lives in Oakland, California, with her collection of orchids and her pet corn snake, Casper.
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It is a madness that draws Chase to the Louisiana bayou, leaving his sister and his art studio behind. The fact that he longs to strip off his clothes and run naked through the swamp with the wild creatures who live there isn’t his first clue that something isn’t right with him, but it just might be his last.
There are many dangers in the brackish waters that can trip the unwary. Gators and poisonous snakes, oh yes. But also men with guns intent on their sport — hunting the special breed of wolves that exist only in their little corner of the world. Werewolves, that is.
Casper knows all too well about the men who live to kill people like him. He vows he’ll do whatever it takes to see that the newest man-pup to make the pilgrimage to his territory will survive his first shift.
But what can he do when sacrificing his heart, mind and body isn’t enough to save Chase from his own worst fears.
Praise for Chase
“Ms. Stone does a wonderful job of leaving you wanting more with every page you turn. I truly enjoyed the chemistry between the two male characters, fighting their feelings and then finally giving in…. Kira Stone has me hooked!”4 Angels! — Denise, Fallen Angel Reviews
“Bayou Shifters: Chase grabs you by the scruff of the neck and throws you straight into the action…. Ms. Stone has taken the werewolf genre and stirred in a bit of Louisiana magic, resulting in a magical tale.”4 Stars! — Michelle Naumann, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“Danger filled action and the budding relationship between two sexy male werewolves define Ms. Stone’s intriguing new tale. A fascinating read with characters I hope to read more about in the future.”— Water Nymph, Literary Nymphs
Chase advanced through the brush, stopping every couple of feet to listen. The bayou’s evening song had quieted, another indication that something bad was about to happen. If he’d had hackles, they would have been raised. All of his senses were on alert. He strained to capture any hint of danger.
His human observation skills weren’t up to the task. Chase almost stumbled over the wolf before he realized the creature was blocking his path.
“Go away,” Chase hissed at it. “There’s danger for you here.” The wolf shook his head, as a human would. An oddity to be sure, but food for later thought. He had a mission, and a wolf wasn’t going to get in his way. “Get. Run. Leave.”
None of the words had an effect, so Chase resorted to kicking up a bit of dirt, hoping to scare the animal off. The wolf didn’t even flinch.
“Right. Not afraid of getting dirty or whispered words. Stupid of me.” Also, stupid of him to be naked while arguing with a creature capable of tearing his balls off. The wolf had never made a threatening move toward him before, but there was a first time for everything. Chase preferred to delay that particular experience as long as possible. “I’ll just be on my way then. Don’t try to follow me.”
He tried to step around the wolf, but the creature paced him. Crossing the water didn’t shake his furry tail either. No matter how he moved, the wolf stayed between him and the flashing lights.
Chase found a relatively solid stump to sit on while he pondered his options. Several feet away, the wolf turned in a circle before settling down. His huge head rested on his big front paws. He yawned once, then closed his yellow eyes. Chase wasn’t fooled for a second. That wolf knew exactly where he was and would rise as soon as he moved. So where did that leave him now?
Their contact thus far had been limited to traveling companions. The wolf came and went on a schedule that only he knew, and usually kept his distance. This was the first chance they’d had to get to know each other. Since the animal didn’t seem to mind, Chase studied him.
His glossy black coat was matted in places. Mud caked his padded paws. His right ear had a notch taken out of it, about halfway up the outer edge. Otherwise, he looked lean and healthy with a thick plume of a tail. A sexy beast, all in all.
More than a term, it had a direct physical response on Chase’s body. He did think the wolf was sexy, in a thoroughly carnal way. Oh, the things that extra long tongue could do to his balls…
Oh, hell no! Snap out of it!
What was wrong with him? He’d had some pretty strange fantasies lately, but nothing so deviant as this. Was he insane?
Despite the grim circumstances, Chase smiled. Jackie would be the first to tell him that his brain worked in mysterious ways. Considering that particular oddity generated enough money to keep them both out of the poor house, she didn’t voice the observation as a complaint. She accepted him as he was, had been his strongest supporter when he struggled to find himself as a man and an artist, and had been his best friend through it all. And he’d left her without a word to avoid being asked for explanations he couldn’t give. What a selfish bastard he was.
That line of thought wasn’t doing anything to improve his current frame of mind. His attention darted back to the wolf. And his fantasies. “Are you a tame beast? Is that why you seem so comfortable with me?”
At the sound of his voice, the wolf glanced up at him. There was great intelligence glowing from those golden yellow irises, but no answers.
Chase didn’t want to let the subject drop. It suddenly seemed as if all the answers he so desperately needed could be found within the wolf, if only the creature would speak to him. “Come on, you big, bad wolf. Talk to me.”
The beast opened his mouth, letting his tongue slip free. The creature was laughing at him!
“I am losing it,” Chase said, disgusted with himself for even thinking such foolishness.
The boat bobbing in the shallow tide rocked with the recoil of a gun. The angry roar of an injured alligator rumbled through the night. Water splashed violently, as if two creatures wrestled in the waist-high depths. There was another shot, and then total silence.
Gator hunters were poaching on his land. Intolerable!
Laughter and effusive congratulations erupted from the direction of the boat. Chase shot forward, thinking of nothing but killing those men. A life for a life. How he would accomplish such a feat when they had guns and he couldn’t even cover his butt, he didn’t know. But he’d be damned if he’d sit by and let murder happen without at least trying to stop the men who’d committed the heinous act.
Surprise gave him a head start on the wolf. It wasn’t enough. The animal bounded twice and landed squarely in front of Chase. This time he wasn’t playing, or so the soft growl in the creature’s throat warned.
“This is wrong. It needs to stop.”
The wolf dipped his head in acknowledgement, but didn’t move out of the way.
“I need to know who they are. I’ll report them to the police instead of confronting them now if that’s what you want, but I need names. A license plate. Something!”
He was running out of time. The men had hauled their prize into the boat with a noisy flop. Soon the engines would kick up a wild ruckus, destroying most of the evidence, and they’d disappear into the swamp at a speed he couldn’t hope to match on foot. He had to move, now.
Chase charged the wolf, leaping over him with more ground clearance than he’d ever gotten during his stint as hurdler for the high school track team. He sprinted through the trees. The engines started and Chase pushed himself for another ounce of speed. He could almost read the name on the bow…
The wolf tackled him from the side. Chase went down hard. His teeth bounced together, slicing into the soft tissue of his lip. The coppery tang of blood filled his mouth. “What the hell is wrong with you?” As he listened to the boat roar off into the night, Chase swelled with anger. “They’re fucking gone and I have no clue how to track them down! Are you happy now?”
The wolf yipped in response. Chase wasn’t sure how to interpret that, nor did he care to. Someone had violated his territory and killed a beast under his protection, and he’d done nothing to stop it from happening again. The insult stung his pride in a way he hadn’t known was possible. The fact that he still couldn’t explain why he felt so protective of this piece of land had no impact on the intensity of his feelings. “I’m going to see if they left anything behind. Stay out of my way while I do. Got that?”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kira Stone lives in a warm cave tucked away in the remote Scottish Highlands, where a small band of ever-changing heroes serves as company. As they relax in front of a roaring fire, demons dance in leather pants and angels stroke tunes from the harp strings, while the Fae stop in to share tales from other worlds. Bound by pen and imagination, these are the folk who wait to greet you from the pages of Kira’s stories.
The who and what of Kira in this more mundane world is not what turns you on, but the words sure do – so go discover the passion that awaits you between the covers of every Kira Stone book…
At his pack leader’s request, Samuel, pack security agent, accepts an assignment to escort Nia to meet the new Shaman of her bear sleuth at Logan Airport in Boston. Something about Hannia rubs Samuel the wrong way — he doesn’t want Nia alone with the Shaman, and his wolf can’t get Nia out of his mind.
Nia’s had a crush on Samuel since they were teenagers. She hasn’t seen him in years, but now she finds she’s still attracted to him — so her mouth waters just thinking about putting her lips on his. However she needs to look out for her bear clan, not dwell on her desires. Given the chance, her bear would sink its teeth in Samuel’s perfect butt. And then there’s Hannia, the handsome and mysterious Shaman skinwalker, and his vampire-partner, Ananias. Could she be mate — to both of them?
Beneath the complex relationships lies a horrible curse Hannia has been running from for centuries. The only way he can break the curse is to kill his mate, but Samuel’s wolf is not going to let anything happen to Nia.
As the sparks fly, and the curse awakens, Hannia must make a decision which will change the lives of all four of them.
Praise for Bear Embrace (Shift, Inc 1)
“The overall plot of the story is very intriguing and certainly drew me in along with the characters… an enjoyable and passionate read.”— Evampire, The Romance Reviews
“…this was a good story. Nia and Samuel, Ananias and Hannia, two couples who are to become one big love-fest.”
Samuel tugged on his shirt and checked his watch. He was early, but he hated being late. He examined his reflection in the glass. The circles under his eyes were deeper. Sleep had come easily the night before. This time his nightmare had changed. The nightly vision became one inhabited with large bears challenging him, a man in the woods observing this, and some other male presence in the shadows. All their faces remained obscured.
Samuel had chosen a newer pair of jeans and a button down shirt to make him look somewhat respectable. He wasn’t sure he could pull it off. Booker was counting on him, and he would never let his friend or pack leader down. He tugged at the collar, butterflies bombarding his stomach. Meeting clients was always the worst. He checked his watch one more time. They hadn’t shown up yet, which meant they either weren’t coming or they were already inside.
Taking a deep breath, he entered Giuseppe’s. No one manned the podium. Forks scraped over china, making him wince at the shrill sound. Delicious aromas assailed his nose. His stomach grumbled at the thought of food.
Samuel perused the patrons and heard Walter before he saw him. The boisterous laugh resonated within the room. He turned toward the chuckle and saw a shock of brown hair shot through with white. Walter had on jeans and a blue flannel shirt. Booker sat across the table from him. A white jacket hung on the back of one of the chairs. A virtual buffet was spread on the table. Samuel didn’t see Nia. Booker gestured for him to come join them. He started to walk toward them when the world went black. Smooth hands covered his eyes. His nostrils flared at the aroma of vanilla masking the heady scent of the bear. He growled low in his throat. The sultry laughter behind him made his pulse race. It stirred the wolf in him. Samuel spun around and seized the arms of the person who had blinded him.
Her chiseled cheekbones signaled her Native American heritage. Her skin was lightly golden, a mixture of different browns and tans he didn’t have a word for. Her bright blue eyes reminded him of a cloudless sky. Dark brown hair cascaded down her back in lush ringlets. Her full lips had him so mesmerized while she spoke he didn’t catch what she was saying.
“… letting me go please?”
The words registered. Samuel released her, still dumbfounded at her beauty. His cock stiffened at the thought of climbing between her thighs, experiencing her soft curves, and discovering what she tasted like. “Sorry.”
She snapped her fingers before his face. He blinked again and withdrew from his daze. “Samuel.”
“What?” he barked. It seemed as if he was awaking from a sleep. Then again, the fitful nights were grating on him.
“It’s me. Nia.”
He forced his lips into a smile. “Hi. Sorry. I didn’t recognize you.”
“Uh-huh. It has been forever. God, you must remember the pain in the ass following you guys around all the time.”
“Sounds about right.”
“There you two are. Nia, did you find your phone in the car?” Booker asked her, tugging on Samuel’s shirt to get his attention. “Where were you?”
“Sorry, boss.” He threw the pack alpha a smile.
“Hey, Booker. I did find it.” Nia held up her phone showing she had retrieved it. “Slipped between the seats. Happens a lot. God, I’m starving. I hope Walter hasn’t been a bear. I know my father can get rather loud.”
“Not at all. Come on and sit down. We ordered a few appetizers while we were waiting for everyone to get here.”
Samuel followed the two of them. The sway of Nia’s hips made his wolf howl within his mind. He winced at the sound but enjoyed the way the black fabric of her skirt spread over the round mounds of her ass. She had curves in all the right places. He always preferred a woman with some meat on her bones. This certainly wasn’t the girl he remembered. She had come into her own.
Nia slid into her seat across from him. The vee neckline of her purple sweater rested just on the dip of her breasts. She laughed at something Booker said. Her lips spread into a dazzling grin, and her eyes twinkled under the overhead lights.
A sharp pain in his thigh made him tear his gaze from Nia. Booker shot him a murderous look. He bit his lip and tried to hide the chuckle bubbling up inside of him. Booker lifted an eyebrow, and Samuel knew he wanted him to pay attention to their potential clients rather than check out Nia. His wolf wasn’t listening to him. His gaze moved back over to Nia. Her lips moved again and all he could think about was tasting them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Crymsyn Hart is a National Bestselling author of over eighty paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic and ghostly encounters have given her a lot of material to use in her books. Vampires, grim reapers, shifters, and other paranormal creatures tend to end up in her books no matter how hard she tries to keep them away.
She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.
The most challenging part of Scott’s new job as a sales rep for Winters Beer is attempting to get the local bar, the Fiddler, to sell their brew. Why? The bartender, Mercedes. She’s gorgeous, sexy, and smart, and she turns him down every time he approaches her. After coming to her rescue, she rewards him with a kiss — and her number. But when it comes to love, Scott has a dirty past, and he’s not quite ready to risk his heart again. He hopes one carnal night will be enough to satisfy his need for the elusive barkeep.
Mercedes knows she shouldn’t trust Scott. Not after hearing the rumors at the bar, rumors from women saying he doesn’t call after their night together, or worse, he never calls at all in the first place. After one wild night in his bed, he delivers a crushing blow — he’s not interested in a relationship. But she’s welcome in his bed, anytime.
Will pride keep her from enjoying the pleasure she finds in his arms? Can Scott overlook past pain and risk his heart all over again?
Praise for Risking It With Scott (Love Me or Leave Me 3)
“Want a book to cheer you up? A feel-good story. A quickie. This one’s for you. Mercedes’ character is well developed and I rooted for her. The sex scenes flow and felt part of the story… In my opinion, this is a recommended read and should be on your TBR pile.”
— 4 Stars from Stefan, The TBR Pile Reviews
“I found this to be a sexy, very modern style of romance. The chemistry between Scott and Mercedes was delicious and I found it personally quite clear they wanted each other very much… a good, steamy short story. I enjoyed the sex and found it strongly believable and there’s a strong cast of secondary characters that I felt really helped flesh out the story and make the larger world outside of Scott and Mercedes’ relationship feel more realistic.”
He’d been hoping to see Mercedes, but as the owner of the Fiddler droned on and on about building miniature tanks from World War One, his new hobby, it became clear that Scott was going to be disappointed.
As the newest sales rep at Winters Beer, Scott had been tasked with trying to build their brand in northwestern Ontario. He traveled to various restaurants, bars, and hotels in an attempt to get them to expand their product line to include Winters Beer.
For months he’d been trying to get Winters into the Fiddler. It was a popular watering hole, one his friends often frequented. The owner, Jim Sanders, was dragging his feet when it came to adding to the menu. Scott had a feeling Jim was looking to sell the bar. His interest seemed torn between too many things. Midlife crisis, Scott thought, as he looked over the man who had recently dyed his hair and was in the midst of growing a poorly shaped goatee.
It didn’t really bother Scott, though. He didn’t mind Jim’s hesitation. It gave him more opportunities to run into Mercedes.
As far as he was concerned, Mercedes was a goddess.
She was a bartender there. She had straight black hair, so straight that not a strand was ever out of place. Occasionally she’d braid a little strip down the front, and it would sway to and fro as she rushed to fill drink orders. She worked at both the Fiddler and at Club Ivy, a nearby night club. He noticed when she worked at the bar her makeup was always more conservative, yet still she wore bright lipstick, while at the club she usually wore a thick line of black eyeliner, curving out from the corner of her eye. It was generally enhanced by a bright color, a bold green or daring purple. Despite her workplace, she always had polished nails with little embellishments on the thumbnails.
He wanted to see her hair messed up after a night of passionate sex. He wanted to see her makeup smudged beneath her eyes come morning, but mostly he wanted to see those fingernails digging into his flesh as he rode deep between her legs.
Scott fought not to get a boner as he stood talking with Jim. He glanced toward the empty bar. The Fiddler wouldn’t be open for another hour, but sometimes Mercedes came in early. It was the best time to talk to her.
For months now he’d been chasing her. He’d flirt. She’d flirt. He’d ask her out. She’d say no.
He didn’t understand.
His best friend Heath kept telling him it was part of her job to flirt. She did it for tips, but Scott knew it was more than that. He knew there was something special between them. And he knew she felt it too.
He just couldn’t figure out why she kept turning him down.
Unhappy with how his business had concluded, Scott headed for the exit. Jim was still being reluctant, and Scott wondered if something more was happening than just stubbornness. Jim had said he’d meet with Allan again, but the whole thing pissed Scott off. It wasn’t the first time they’d set up a meeting, then Jim had blown Allan off and didn’t show up. Besides, it was Scott’s job to land the sale, not Allan’s. Allan was the owner of the company, and more recently, an engaged man. He should be spending his time showering his fiancée, Candice, with love and affection.
As he approached the double doors of the bar, he heard a frustrated voice through the wood, followed by repeated banging and thumping noises.
“Stupid, Goddamned, fuckin’ thing!”
Scott opened the door that wasn’t vibrating on its hinges and saw Mercedes standing on the other side trying in vain to pull her key out.
“Hey. Having some trouble?”
She glanced at him before straightening her braid. “No, I just thought I’d fight with the lock for no reason.” She returned her attention to the key and gave it another pull.
“Sorry,” she apologized for her outburst. “What are you doing here?”
“Talking with Jim. Again.”
She nodded. “I see. I take it that it didn’t go well?”
“He’s being stubborn.”
“Yeah, he’s like that. And cheap, too! Like this lock. It would take nothing to fix it. Hell, I offered to change it myself, but he won’t shell out the money for a new one. Stingy bastard.”
Worried Jim might overhear their conversation, Scott shut the door. He’d gone back to his office, but Scott didn’t want to chance her losing her job over a conversation. “Want me to get it out?” he offered.
Mercedes smiled at him. “It’s okay.” She tried again, failed, and slapped her palm against the wood surface. This time she refrained from swearing, though Scott assumed she’d only done so because he was standing there.
“Want me to try now?”
“No. I’ll get it.” Twenty seconds later, after jiggling and pulling the key, she slumped. With her forehead against the door she finally gave in. “It’s cold out here. I give.”
For December it was unseasonably warm, but he understood. “My fee just went up.”
“My fee for helping. It went up. See, the first time you refused my help I understood. You wanted to do it yourself. The second time you were being stubborn, and I’ve had my fill of stubborn today. I’ll help you, but it will cost you.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Romance author Cameron Allie grew up in a small town north of Toronto. As a child she loved stories, and after reading her first romance novel at age fifteen, her dreams of writing became singularly focused on love stories. She is currently living in Ontario with her husband, their baby girl, and their cat, who is constantly trying to interrupt the writing process.
When Juliet goes into the woods to find the sexy, mysterious stranger who rescued her from a mountain lion attack, she finds more than she bargained for. Deacon’s far more dangerous than the Kentucky wildlife. As she tries to fight her feelings for Deacon, she learns more about his family and their legacy of crime.
But Deacon’s an addiction she can’t escape, and every day Juliet falls harder for him. Only his family, the woods that are determined to kill her, and Deacon himself stand in the way of her quest to capture her bad boy’s heart.
Starbucks aficionado, lover of throw blankets and betrayer of all things kale, ML Uberti is a Wayne State University graduate and Metro Detroit author with a predilection for oddities and happy endings. She is mom to three autistic kids, 2 ridiculously stupid dogs and wife of a teacher and musician who has endless patience for her impeccably bad taste in Netflix shows and murder documentaries. She is thrilled to dip her toe into scifi romance from contemporary and hopes you enjoy her big, brooding alien alphas and resilient fairy tale queens.
Ahnna Excii works so many hours in her father’s pleasure clone production lab she has no time for a personal life. It’s no wonder she’s become so starved for sex that she’s willing to sneak into the lab after hours and find satisfaction with a clone that’s a replica of the queen’s favorite bed slave. Security is tight in the lab because one of the queen’s crown jewels is kept there, so she has to be careful not to get caught…
Supevas is there to steal that jewel, not expecting to see a woman having sex with a replica who looks exactly like him. He and his friend Fayd want to escape their lives as royal bed slaves and the stone is their key to freedom. Supevas decides to change places with the replica of himself that she was enjoying. He’ll keep her carnally entertained while his partner steals the stone.
What none of them realize is that the stone is in the lab for a very important reason and it will entangle all of them in its sensual spell before its secret is revealed…
Praise for The Cloner’s Daughter
“A short foray into an erotic playland…. Well written and smoothly flowing, The Cloner’s Daughter was an exciting read.”4 Angels! — Hayley, Fallen Angel Reviews
“The Cloner’s Daughter by Isabella Jordan is like a cute little cupcake; short, sweet, delicious and delightful. The good news is that Ms. Jordan’s little delight is calorie free indulgence.”–Keely Skillman, Ecataromance Sensual
Unlike her father’s creations, she had a free will. There were things she wanted for herself. She had desires and needs. Needs that were never met because all she did was work.
Go out and enjoy yourself for once.
Sure, Father. Oh and by the way, I stopped by the lab and had some fun with one of the Supevas 6 replicas. Hope you don’t mind.
That wouldn’t go over well at all. Lying wasn’t an option. Ahnna was a terrible liar and her father always knew when she tried. She couldn’t bear her father’s disappointment in what he’d consider such a common action. That and she’d have to admit to being no better than the people she’d mocked up to this point for wanting her father’s replicas so desperately.
Ahnna could see why they were in such huge demand now, at least from the physical aspect. From a more emotional point of view, she supposed she could further understand the draw. Why wouldn’t someone try a replica as opposed to a relationship with a real person that had little chance of success? The few relationships she’d been in hadn’t worked out, anyway.
The Supevas 6 would have to do for now. He’d be there when she wanted him, ready to meet her every need in bed. He’d learn what to say and when to say it. He’d be the perfect companion. For someone who spent as much time alone as she did, that could be a real perk. Besides, a replica couldn’t get her pregnant, give her a disease, or cheat on her with another woman. There were a lot of advantages.
And one really big drawback.
Ahnna reached up to trace the outline of the replica’s cheek. He was beautiful, he was perfect.
He just wasn’t real.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Isabella Jordan is the alter ego of an otherwise stressed out web designer, programmer, and internet junkie. When she’s not trying to perfect her own personal caffeine IV drip, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing volunteer work, and writing. She loves creating new stories of all kinds and chatting with readers and friends.
You know how people make deals with God? I made one with the Devil. For what you ask? A boyfriend. Little did I know, the Devil would not only take me up on the deal, but make it worth both our whiles — just not in the way I’d imagined. Turns out, nothing in my world is what it seemed.
Praise for Paid In Full
“This book was so hot, even my imagination was racing to catch up at times!”— Jerry, Top 2 Bottom Reviews
“…absolutely scorching. It’s definitely one of those reads you keep handy on your reader for nights when you know you’ll have all the time you want to really indulge.”— Reviewed by Sara Jay
I massaged my temples. Someone stood outside my apartment door thumping away. If it was the neighbors again, fucking in the hallways… I’d like to say I’d scream, but I’d probably stand there and watch. I mean, Adam and Alex are the two hottest men I can think of.
Part of me wanted to leave them alone. The other part dangling between my legs wanted to watch. Oh, what the hell.
I opened the door. “Holy Christ.”
“Not Christ. Not by a long shot.” The Devil stood at my door, arms folded and thick black hair waving in the breeze. I shivered and he inclined his head. Not a red-skinned half man, half beast like I’d envisioned. Nope. This Devil was handsome. A little taller than me, just like I liked, and filled out with muscle.
He crinkled his brow. “You know why I’m here. Turn around with your hands on the wall. Pay up.”
Alex and Adam swore the Devil would come for me. They said engaging in our threesomes was deliciously devious and sexy. How in the hell was I to complain or say no? Right. I didn’t. Every Friday I went to their apartment, and we did anything and everything to each other. Now the Devil wanted in? Sure. Wonder if Alex and Adam would want in?
“Excuse me.” The Devil tipped my chin, forcing me to look him in the eye. “You owe me. You don’t think I’d sit back and watch you fuck two of my best minions without getting in the middle, do you, Nicky?”
“No.” I didn’t. I knew he’d come calling… but wait. Alex and Adam were minions? That made more sense. They probably saw it as their calling to entice me. Oh, well. I liked being enticed.
“Turn around and give me what I want.” His voice wasn’t a roar, but I felt the insistence just the same.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the LRC for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on various e-tailer sites.
When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.
“Rosie is exactly what Red needs, if only he’d let himself love her. She’s sweet, sassy, and smart. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Watching a big, tough guy like Red fall is always delightful. You know what they say… the bigger they are, the harder they fall … and boy does he fall for Rosie!”
— 5 Stars from Books+Coffee=Happiness via Goodreads
“Deliciously sinful, seductively sensual and thrilling ride to go on. Rosanna and Red are perfectly matched. She’s the sass to his gruff, the wittiness to his stubbornness and the bright light he never knew he needed. Their road is definitely rocky but their destination is simply beautiful. I was captivated from the beginning of this story, it kept me on my toes, made me laugh, I even shed some tears but overall I enjoyed every single moment. Can’t wait to see what comes next.”
— 5 Stars from Andrea Fernandez, Goodreads Review
“I loved Rosie and Red together! She’s feisty and is determined to get Red… all [good] things happen to those who are determined to get what they want.”
— 5 Stars from Tanya, Goodreads Review
“I loved this book and I recommend it! The characters are powerful, and readers will be in for a few surprises.”
— 4 Stars from Krystinna Collett, Goodreads Review
“This was a great read and a fab addition to the series. Gruff and stubborn Red certainly met his match in sassy, determined, Rosanna. Dive into this exciting and steamy read to see how it all unfolds.”
— 5 Stars from Lisa Bing, Goodreads Review
“Absolutely enjoyed reading this. 5 plus stars for a very entertaining story.”
— 5 Stars from Maureen, Goodreads Review
“This book is a great addition to this series of books. Great plot and characters along with action and emotion ups and downs. Looking forward to the next book in this series.”
— 5 Stars from Carol Roll, Goodreads Review
“Whew, this one is RED hot!!! Steamy and full of feels. I love Rosie and that she’s a mechanic. That’s exponentially cool! And the dynamic between her and Red … all thunder and lightning! Cataclysmic… oh yeah!”
— 5 Stars from DeeAnna, Goodreads Review
“I loved Rosanna & Red. I love age gap stories because I totally have a thing for older men. I love seeing all our old friends and always get a kick out of El Diablo making waves.”
— 5 Stars from Melissa, Goodreads Review
“Red and Rosanna draws you into this exciting story.”
— 5 Stars from Merry Jelks-Emmanuel, Goodreads Review
“Well written great addition to the series that has you hooked. A good story line that’s action packed and desires filled!”
— 5 Stars from Jenni, Goodreads Review
“Red is a great age gap read telling Red and Rosanna’s story… and what a story it is… excitement, tragedy and a little humor. We also get a little glimpse of some of our favorites from Black Reign.”
“This is a rollercoaster of a book that covers some hard-to-handle subject matter. The heroine, Raven has had a traumatically tough life. She is an empathetic character and hasn’t let what she has been through destroy her but she has stopped believing that there is goodness in the world. Fox comes along and proves to be her salvation, not at first realising that he needs saving, too. He’s a fabulous character who never falters in his devotion to Raven. It doesn’t matter that he’s older than her father or that the road ahead will be rough and dangerous, when the monsters rear their heads once again. It is an intense and thrilling story about overcoming, moving forward and finding love and redemption.”
— Recommended by Heap Twins Reviews
“Every now and then there comes a story that will rip your heart out and piece it back together. This is that story.”
— 5 Stars from DreaFernandez, BookBub Review
“Absolutely gut wrenching. This story will haunt you for days to come.”
— 5 Stars from nbenigno, BookBub Review
“Fox and Raven’s journey is a truly beautiful story with tons of love and the devotion they have for each other is second to none.”
— 5 Stars from Gpowe, BookBub Review
“Wow, Fox got me all hot and bothered! He’s swoon worthy, sexy, sweet but most of all he’s a silver fox.”
— 5 Stars from Fabiola, BookBub Review
“Fox is just about the sweetest biker hero Ms Wylde has created. I adore him and he never falters in his devotion to Raven. I devoured this one in one sitting, it was just beautiful to see them fall in love and start their life together. Ten stars for Raven and Fox!”
— 5 Stars from Leslee Nevill, Amazon Review
“This is a heartbreakingly beautiful journey of overcoming, moving forward, finding happiness and redemption. The kindness, protectiveness and tenderness Fox has towards Raven melted my heart. Harley Wylde never ceases to amaze me. I absolutely adored this story.”
— 5 Stars from A. Fernandez, Amazon Review
“Fox was amazing and his protector instincts he feels for Raven left me feeling in awww!”
— 5 Stars from MLS, Amazon Review
“Ms Wylde did not disappoint. I could not put this book down! This book kept me hooked and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes MC romance.”
— 5 Stars from Lashanda, Amazon Review
“They had such an uphill battle to find their happy ever [after] but through every obstacle Raven faced Fox was there. I can’t wait to see what happens next and I absolutely loved this book. Harley Wylde is such an amazing writer. Highly recommend.”
— 5 Stars from Gretchen C, Amazon Review
“OMG love, love, love Fox!! The love, adoration and patience Fox showed Raven was so amazing.”
— 5 Stars from Shelby, Amazon Review
“The steam level is insane! I loved watching Fox find his one and only, and watching Raven finding the light from the dark.”
“…I could not wait to read this book. It did not disappoint. In fact, the sex scenes were hotter. I had to keep a cold glass of water by me to help cool me down. I was not expecting the twist in this story. Boy is it a twist. Yet, if anyone can find a solution, it is Joelle and Luc. They are the Bonnie and Clyde of hell.”
“The Reckoning is the perfect continuation from The Ruins… could not have been better written, it’s fast paced, filled with humour, love and action.”
— 5 Stars from Jennifer Claire, Goodreads Review
“This novella is so cute, so sweet and it happens basically in hell. It’s the second part of Luc, the demon, and Joelle, the human, adventures. Almost all the loose ends of the first novella are tied and it’s very, very romantic with a lot of action. Love changed even a demon. After all, what does love not change?”
— 5 Stars from Fernanda, Goodreads Review
“This book kept me entranced until the very last page and I am in awe of Joelle’s character… she’s sassy and brave, and even though she’s a hot mess she doesn’t let fear control her. I’m a sucker for dual point of views in a book and both Joelle and Luc’s perspectives are beautifully written. I absolutely cannot wait to see where their story goes next!”
— 5 Stars from Lauren, Goodreads Review
“The perfect continuation of The Ruins! Joelle is no ordinary human, as Luc is finding out. Their love may be inexplicable, but it’s fierce. Even Hell can tell. And IT’S NOT HAPPY. How the Hell will Luc and Joelle convince Satan himself they deserve a chance?”
— 5 Stars from Lauren Alsten, Goodreads Review
“Joelle is the badass heroine you crave, always there to put Luc in his place in the best way possible. This segment in their journey HAD MY HEART!!! Seriously, swooning over this one.”
— 5 Stars from Leighelle Stone, Goodsreads Review
“It kept my attention the entire time, and left me begging for more. If you like quick, sexy reads with unexpected twists, this series is a must.”
— 5 Stars from V.B. Emanuele, Goodreads Review
“Another gem from Torri that I devoured in one sitting. Danger, excitement, spice. I love this couple.”
“This is a fast-paced novella… The characters are likeable (or not, as the situation demands) and believable. This is the first in the Restrained series, so it will be interesting to see what happens next. A quick coffee-break book that I enjoyed. If you’re looking for a light read, then I can recommend this one.”
— Moonflower, Long and Short Reviews
“…Danny’s past catches up with him showing him that there may be another path to the future, leading him back to his past. This was a fascinating story and I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
— 4 Stars from Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews via Goodreads
“I absolutely loved The Basilisk’s Lover written by Alexa Piper. From the minute Leon gets Cy’s attention, he totally had mine. Never mind that Cy is just so cute, every time Leon gets him to blush I smile too. Piper has created this fantastical world of magical beings… I am definitely heading back to Fairview and you should join me.”
— 5 Stars from Phoebe’s Randoms, Amazon Review
“I’ve not read a fantasy with a basilisk, Leon, as the good main character as opposed to a villain, so that made it an entertaining read. Cy was interesting too, someone who followed his love of art to become a stained glass master. It was understandable Cy got pulled into the supernatural world after learning both his lover and sister belonged to it. The final confrontation was satisfying, as the bad guys got their just desserts.
— 4 Stars from kadlady, Amazon Review
“I loved the world building, which blends together a number of different supernatural traditions, and the character development– Leon and Cy are lovely together… [their] romance had a nice blend of sweetness and heat, and the epilogues were a great touch.”
— 4.5 Stars from Coffee Love, Amazon Review
“I loved this story and its very unique hero – a basilisk shifter. If your only experience with basilisks is Harry Potter, prepare for a whole new point of view. The story has engaging characters, good world-building, mysterious murders, and a human finding out about shapeshifters and magic. Very enjoyable, quick read.”
— 5 Stars from alias11, Amazon Review
— 5 Stars from Sara S., Amazon Review
“Full of action, snakes, love scenes, more action, a murderous mongoose, more snakes, lots of supernatural characters and a lot of rain it ends up being another enchanting love story. I really hope that this series continues for a long time.”
“This was my first book in the Elvenswood series and I really enjoyed it!!! A witch named Charlie who has no magic, a vampire named Hugo, and an elf named Laurette. With danger lurking nearby, will they be able to have the romance they are looking for? Read and find out!!! Enjoy!!!”
— 5 Stars from CEB, Amazon Review
“This was a very enjoyable paranormal triad menage romance. In addition to the relationship, there is some danger and drama. I enjoyed Hugo and his protectiveness.”
— 5 Stars from alias11, Amazon Review
“No. 3 in the Elvenswoods series is a tasty tale that will set your senses on fire. Charlie is stepping out and taking life by the balls. Can’t wait for more.”
“One of the funniest murder comedies I’ve ever read. Couldn’t stop laughing. Aside from the heat. One truly awesome read.”
— 5 Stars from Ken Thompson, Amazon Review
“This was such a wonderful love story. I enjoyed it very much. The storyline was spot on and was well executed. You have action, drama and adventure and love all in one book. loved the characters, I enjoyed this book can’t wait for the next one. I recommend it.”
“Wow, this was a rollercoaster of emotions. Peter and Abe’s story was full of sweet tender moments, deep emotional issues, and plenty of heat. I really enjoyed this story. I laughed, I teared up, got angry. Loved it!”
— 5 Stars from K. Benjamin, Amazon Review
“I really enjoyed this story and the touching emotional journey of Peter and Dr. Abe. I liked that the author brought in real issues that are very relatable at the current time, especially those dealing with the pandemic and related emotional fall-out, depression, loneliness, and alienation. So glad these two characters found each other and had a chance at HEA.”
“…India did not want to get into a romantic relationship. However, a no-strings fling would be okay. But when Matt wants more, will she pull away? Or will she acknowledge their sizzling chemistry and give love another try? Maybe she can have all of her dreams come true after all.”
— 5 Stars from Emily Pennington, Amazon Review
“…a sexy, sporty fun read that takes the reader on a delicious relationship romp that is unconventional. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and I read the story from start to finish in one sitting…enjoying every minute and being slightly envious of the beautiful, intelligent Ms. Jackson and her to be envied adventures in the bedroom! This is a story that I look forward to reading again!”
“Victoria does what she does best, here, and that is present a wondrous story that captures the imagination from start to finish. There’s also a lot of very steamy bits to the story… If you enjoy well described characters, believable dialogue and character choices, very sexy romance that shines from a place of safety and consent, then this book would be perfect for you to read.”
— 5 Stars from Ryan B., Amazon Review
“The Witch and the Stag is a fun, sexy romp of a novella. An exorcism goes wrong and it’s up to Maddy and a certain sexy godling to work together to purge the poltergeist before it destroys them. Rogers kept the pacing tight and fluid and the spice levels hot in this story. Would recommend this series to everyone who loves a good romance.”
— 5 Stars from Kennedi Robinson, Amazon Review
— 5 Stars from Sara S., Amazon Review
“…dang good. I love a good paranormal read and this one delivers. Can’t wait to try more.”
“This book is full of twists and turns you wont see coming. There is danger and destruction, love and mates finding one another on the mountain. Bad guys and crazy doctors doing experiments on children and secrets. I loved this action packed unknowing what is coming next book. I can not wait for the next book.”
“If you’re a fan of lovers snagging a commitment with their soulmate and creating not only one new life together, but two, you’ll love this sweet, naughty I’ll-follow-you-through-thick-and-thin love story.”
— 5 Stars from Amanda A., Amazon Review
“This inspiring story reminds the reader that it is never to late to find love if you are willing to accept what is in front of you.”
— 4 Stars from Teresa, Fallen Angels via Amazon Review
“…will Alex and Zach take the opportunity and let love reign, or will their love be lost forever? I really enjoyed this story and the characters. Their emotions and angst felt so raw and real.”
— 5 Stars from alias11, Amazon Review
“If at first you don’t succeed hope for a second chance. Alexander and Zach get their do over and this time it’s good. Hurt feelings, sacrifice and resentment get put through the test of time and just when it seems as if these negatives win, they don’t. Our heroes get their second chance and take it bringing a nice happy ending. Short but sweet.”