The exquisite Frederica der Esslingen fled from her father's castle to the herbalist's cottage, vowing she could never give in to her father's wishes and marry the man her twin sister loved. Another man, a stranger forbidden to her, touched her very soul. A man who listened when she spoke...a man with a tumble of black curls and clever lips.... He understood her bold, searching heart. Yet he was denied her forever. A Bed of Spices is a wildly romantic tale of forbidden love set in the turbulent middle ages. Solomon and Rica meet by chance at the herbalist's cottage and fall in love despite the divisions of religion, class, and expectations - but how can they possibly find a happy ending with so many things stacked against them? Dark, beautiful, and ultimately uplifting, this is a romance you won't easily forget.
Â©1993, 2010 Barbara Samuel (P)2013 Barbara Samuel
Kat O'Connor is no pushover. She's a no-nonsense girl with a common-sense approach to life. But there's nothing common about what's happening to her lately.... First she was forced to have a kinky mind mÃ©nage with two of the hottest and most irritating men in the galaxy - Twin Kindred warriors Deep and Lock - in order to locate her kidnapped friend. Then she couldn't get their feelings out of her head. And now she's on her way to their home planet, Twin Moons, to find a cure for the debilitating illness their unorthodox joining caused, when all she really wants to do is go home. Locks Tight, the light twin of the two, is already in love with Kat. Her curvy, plus-sized body is the epitome of beauty on his home planet, and her sharp mind makes her doubly attractive. Though he fell for her the moment he saw her, Twin Kindred are unable to mate a woman alone. Lock knows nothing can happen between them without his brother.... Stabs Deep. The dark twin has a secret agony in his past - a tragedy he feels he and he alone is to blame for. He, too, hungers for Kat, but he hides his fear of rejection behind an impenetrable wall of angry sarcasm. For if he lets anyone get too close, the unbearable pain he has already endured once may happen again. Now Kat and her twin warriors are on a quest - but they're all looking for different things. Kat wants to find a way to dissolve the half-formed bond between them so she can be alone in her own head again. Lock wants to convince both her and his brother to complete the bond that will keep them together forever. And Deep is trying to protect his heart and love Kat from afar...though it grows more and more difficult to deny the hunger he feels for her growing inside him.
Â©2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Evangeline Anderson (P)2015 Evangeline Anderson
Kate Tanner sees everything she wants in Austin. After falling for a charming and handsome military man, Kate realizes he may not return her feelings. Will Austin fall in love with Kate? Or has he hardened from past hurts? Just as he starts to warm up, things are turned upside down. Kate and Austin have to decide if their feelings are worth fighting for, or if walking away will be beneficial to them both. With the threat of being separated, can Kate and Austin find a way to make things work? Having Austin in her life is more than Kate ever wanted, but she's learning he's all that she needs.
Â©2012 Ava Catori (P)2013 Ava Catori
What's a duke to do when a carefully selected bride rejects him rather than marry without love? He salvages his pride by marrying the next woman who falls into his arms. Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie bewitched the Duke of Belmore the moment she appeared from nowhere and knocked him over...literally. Joyous MacQuarrie is a Scottish witch whose powers of white magic are not always easy for her to control. When Alec's pride makes him choose to marry her, Joy turns the life of the most serious and snobbish duke in England upside down. Too soon Alec finds his well ordered and controlled life a mess, because he married a witch - one who turns him to fire when he kisses her, who charms everyone around her, and threatens to destroy both their lives as scandal looms over her. Too late, Joy discovers she's desperately in love and not even the strongest magic can seem to turn her into a proper duchess, or make her husband love her. Passion holds them spellbound in an irresistiblely funny and tender tale of two opposite but lonely hearts.
Â©1993 Jill Barnett (P)2013 Bell Bridge Books
Logan Grant knew Chandler was trouble the moment he laid eyes on her. He agrees to her business proposal because he wants a guaranteed profitâ¦and he wants Chandler Santell. But a dangerous game of love, power and greed play out behind the scenes. The payout is worth millions, but only if he can claim her heart. Chandler Santell has successfully avoided rich and powerful men who believe more in money than in people. But when her Yoga and Arts Center is on the verge of financial ruin, there's only one man who can help her: Logan Grant - the most ruthless CEO in the finance industry. He's her only hope and she's willing to do anything to save her dream. Absolutely anything.
Â©2013 Jennifer Probst (P)2013 Jennifer Probst
Carmen Gragera is a gifted international assassin. So was her lover, Alex Williams, before he was savagely murdered by a powerful syndicate who considered each end-of-cycle. Carmen escaped their wrath while within her, with Alex dead, her own wrath grew. Now, through unusual means, she's seeking her revenge against the syndicate for Alex's death. Assisting her is an eccentric Park Avenue-based seasonings heiress and a 103-year-old former psychiatrist whose contacts run deep. Also joining her is fellow assassin Vincent Spocatti, with whom Carmen has worked before, and for whom she has the utmost respect. But is the respect mutual? In From Manhattan with Revenge, where there are so many twists, they eventually form a noose that whips around Carmen's neck, revenge comes at a cost higher than she ever anticipated. From the number-one international best-selling author of Fifth Avenue, Running of the Bulls, From Manhattan with Love, A Rush to Violence, and the Bullied Series, From Manhattan with Revenge is a tense thriller that features Christopher Smith at his best.
Â©2012 Christopher Smith (P)2012 Fifth Avenue Production, Inc.
Olivia Waterhouse just got drafted. Problem is, she isn't being forced into the Army, she's been chosen as a Kindred bride. The Kindred are huge alien warriors;a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward--the right to find brides among the population. Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane; the thought of finding and claiming his bride,Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both. Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to resist. But Baird isn't going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She's determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. What's a girl to do? Olivia Waterhouse has been Claimed.
Â©2011 Evangeline Anderson (P)2014 Evangeline Anderson
Book two of Brides of the Kindred. Book one, Claimed, is also available in audio. Books three and four, Sought and Found, are coming to audio by the end of 2015. Sophia Waterhouse has always been afraid of needles and vampires, so there's no way she wants anything to do with a modern-day Count Dracula - even if he does come wrapped in the package of a huge Kindred warrior with blond hair and ice-blue eyes. She's only on the Kindred Mothership to participate in her sister Liv's wedding, and that's all. Sylvan is a Tranq Kindred who has made a sacred vow never to call a bride. After a devastating rejection on his home planet, his heart is a block of ice no one can melt - or so he thinks until he meets Sophia. When their ship is forced down in the middle of a rugged mountain range, Sophia and Sylvan are stranded. Running for their lives, they have only each other to depend on. Will they give in to the intense attraction between them, or will the evil hunting Sophia take its toll? You'll have to listen to Brides of the Kindred book two - Hunted to find out. More about the Brides of the Kindred series A race of Genetic Traders from beyond the stars Three very different types of men All looking for one thing...their brides Beast Kindred - savage in battle these dark, brooding warriors from Rageron bring their passion and intensity to the bedroom. They possess a very special endowment that ensures every sexual experience is a tantric one. Blood Kindred - cold as ice to their enemies, these tall, blond warriors from Tranq Prime warm up when they find the right woman. But be careful...they bite. Twin Kindred - muscular and rugged, these warriors from Twin Moons always come in pairs and cannot be separated. They experience physical pain when parted from each other...or the one woman they both choose to love.
Â©2011-2015 Evangeline Anderson (P)2015 Evangeline Anderson
I wanted to create an audio bundle that only contains fantasy stories. The tales in this book are as follows: Story one - Soul Mates Story two - The Gifted Story three - The Gifted 2 Story four - Almost Good Story five - Demi-Humans Story six - Demonâs Servitude - Book 1 Story seven - Demonâs Servitude - Book 2 Story eight - Erotic Quests Story nine - The Sorceress and Her Apprentice Story 10 - Too Familiar Story 11 - The Sight Story 12 - The Sight 2 Story 13 - The Sight 3 These tales are graphic in nature and are intended for adults only. All characters depicted are 18 or older. Enjoy!
Â©2020 Carl East (P)2020 Carl East
When teenage girls vanish in what was once considered a safe, Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the question: Do you every truly know those closest to you? When 19-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes from rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, best friend Haley Landry's relationship with her boyfriend becomes increasingly strained. To make matters worse, her impressionable younger sister Becky has begun idolizing an impetuous, seductive 15 year old who's encouraging her to do dangerous things. Meanwhile, Erica Duvall, a reclusive 19-year-old aspiring writer, befriends Haley. Ten years earlier, Erica's mother abandoned her, leaving her with the womanizing used car salesman father she loathes. She's decided to write a novel based on Tiffany's disappearance; a novel that she hopes will lead to a reunion with her estranged novelist mother. Rachel Anderson, a 36-year-old mother of two, is having trouble coming to terms with her husband, Tom's, affair with the missing girl - a relationship that supposedly ended shortly before Tiffany's disappearance. What's more, she comes to the blood curdling realization that someone is watching her through the large back windows of her house. A disturbed man also lives in the area. Ever since his mother's murder four years earlier, he's been raising his insolent teenage sister, Allie, who sleeps with truck drivers for money. He considers women to be dangerous - and his world revolves around his fear and hatred for them. He's terrified of his sister, knowing she's intent on pushing him over the edge.
Â©2011 Jennifer Minar-Jaynes (P)2012 Inkbug Media, LLC
She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel. 12-year-old Isabella, a French princess marries the King of England - only to discover he has a terrible secret. Ten long years later she is in utter despair - does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death - or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself? Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight - but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage - and England apart. Who is Piers Gaveston - and why is his presence in the kingâs court about to plunge England into civil war? The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny - but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edwardâs court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life - and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history. This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England - and win. In the tradition of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick, Isabella is thoroughly researched and fast paced, the little known story of the one invasion the English never talk about.
Â©2013 Colin Falconer (P)2014 Colin Falconer
The third in this series holds the following stories: "Futa Ghost" "The Dark Side" "A New Witch" "The Newest Frontier" "The Secretâs Out" "The Secret" "The Initiation" "Witch Meet" "Destination Earth" "A Futa Dilemma" "A Futa Haven" "Seriously Compromised" "The Sorceress and Her Apprentice" "The Sorceress and Her Apprentice Ch. 2" "The Sorceress and Her Apprentice Ch. 3" "The Sorceress and Her Apprentice Ch. 4" "A Lesbianâs Story" "Teacherâs Pets" "Futas and the Vampires" "A New Life" "Time to Spare" These tales are graphic in nature and are intended for adults only. All characters depicted are 18 or older. Enjoy.
Â©2018 Carl East (P)2018 Carl East
Nobody's listening. So, he'll just keep killing.Â The terror begins in a suburban cafÃ© with seven people brutally murdered by an axe-wielding maniac. The killer is left dead at the scene and that should have been the end of a rare tragedy.Â But within days, in the very same city, more mass killings occur.Â Ten eldercare facility residents die in an arson-lit blaze. Then a mother attending a family gathering embarks on a terrifying gun rampage. All the killers are now dead, leaving behind unanswerable questions.Â Investigating detective O'Grady can find only one bizarre connection, but it makes no sense. After extensive checking, he realizes none of the killers has a murderer's profile and nothing even close to a motive. Ordinary citizens with no history of violence have suddenly transformed into ruthless monsters.Â Kendall Jennings, a freelance article writer of all things banal, somehow stumbles into an interview with a survivor of the first slaughter. This is her big break, but more a way to pay those endless mounting bills. Big problem though: sheâs well out of her depth.Â When Kendall crosses O'Grady's path sparks fly, but not the romantic kind. He canât work out why this journalist infuriates him so much. She figures he either has some serious personal demons or heâs just plain arrogant and rude.Â The two will need to put aside their issues though because theyâll soon discover these killings are more than random events. Theyâre part of a plan far greater than anyone can imagine. Someone is sending a deadly message, and if nobody can decipher the meaning soon many more will die.Â Narrated by Anne Johnston Brown, winner of the 2012 Audible Female Voice Award.Â
Â©2015 Susan May (P)2016 Susan May
She's an elite spy, working for an agency so secret only three people know it exists. Trained by the best of the best, she has honed her body, her instincts, and her intellect to become the perfect weapon. Codename: Chandler Before special operative Chandler was forced to flee, she executed the most difficult missions - and most dangerous people - for the government. So when she's ordered to eliminate a crooked corporate CEO in a manner that looks like natural death, it's a regular day at the office... until she discovers she's not the only assassin hunting this particular prey, and her competition is aiming to make this hit into a political statement that will shake the nation. Hit The world's deadliest assassin just met her match... Hit is a short novel and is part of the Codename: Chandler series. The order is as follows: Hit, Exposed, Naughty, Flee, Spree, Three, Free.
Â©2013 JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson (P)2014 JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson