THE OCEAN BETWEEN US
SERIES IN KU
From International Bestseller Michelle Heard comes a stand-alone, Suspense Romance in the Southern Heroes series.
Dying to experience life, I cross an ocean to get away from my fears. I find my safe haven in the form of Detective Aiden Holden.
He shows me what love is, but then our lives collide. Our little world shatters, and I'm caught in the crossfire.
I'm forced to return home, to let go of the only person who has made me feel like I could be more.
How do you return to a cage once you've tasted freedom?
My only hope is that Aiden will cross an ocean for me.
Please note: The Ocean Between Us contains graphically violent scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.
Reading Order of Southern Heroes Series:
The Ocean Between Us
The Girl In The Closet
The Lies We Tell Ourselves
All The Wasted Time
We Were Lost
The Fire Between Us
THE GIRL IN THE CLOSET
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From International Bestseller Michelle Heard comes a STAND ALONE, Suspense Romance in the Southern Heroes series.
Escaping an unthinkable nightmare, I'm given a second chance at life. Cole Trenton is the first person to look past the broken girl. But the moment I give him my heart he leaves.
Secrets never stay buried, and mine returns with a vengeance.
Cole walks back into my life when I need him most. He shows me how to be strong, that monsters only have the power you give them.
But my biggest fear remains.
How do I silence the girl in the closet before I lose Cole again?
I always knew Birdie Liles was different, but that didn't stop me from falling for her.
After years of being away, I return home to bury my best friend,
only to learn that Birdie's in trouble.
If I had known about the monster from her past, I never would've left.
I went to fight someone else's war while I left the woman I love unprotected.
But I'm here now, and I'm ready to send Birdie's demon right back to hell.
Please note: The Girl In The Closet contains graphically violent scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.
WHAT IT TAKES
After graduating college, Kelsey Morgan left her small-town Virginia roots to make it in L.A. After years slogging in commercials and music videos, her movie career is finally taking off. But she's still miles behind her current costar, and Hollywood playboy, Patrick Lyons. Kelsey does everything she can to avoid Patrick off-set, hoping to not become fodder for the supermarket tabloids that scour the streets for Patrick, trying to get an exclusive look at him and his alleged woman of the week. Kelsy has successfully kept Patrick at a distance, and her reputation intact, until her drunkard brother-in-law Richard threatens to ruin everything by selling her darkest secret to the highest bidder. Now the victim of blackmail, Kelsey has nowhere else to turn but to Patrick's arms. But, can he be trusted? Or will the past destroy them all before she can find out if he's the hero she needs?
"What it Takes" is the first book in the Rocky Creek Series by Kathryn Ascher. Sequels are expected to release in 2015 and 2016.
ECHO BAY CHRISTMAS
SOME MEMORIES ARE TOO PAINFUL TO FACE
Tara Clark is spending her first Christmas at her grandparents' resort lodge since her brother died near there in a snowboarding accident on Christmas Eve ten years ago. When her matchmaking grandma sets her up with tiny Echo Bay's newest resident–none other than her ex-fiancé Ryan Sanders–not even a record snowfall can dampen the rekindling of a love that wouldn’t die.
SOME LOVES ARE TOO STRONG TO DENY
When Ryan Sanders returns to the small town he grew up in, his life feels nearly complete. But as the snow piles up in the week before Christmas, and his ex-fiancée Tara shows up, Ryan has to face the truth that he has never really gotten over her. And with Christmas Eve fast approaching, all he wants for Christmas is Tara.
A heartwarming, full-length, standalone small town holiday romance all about reunions and second chances!
I wish heroes didn’t only exist in fairy tales.
The closest I have to the myth is Skyler, my best friend. Maybe it’s selfish, but I’m so grateful not to be alone in my life, or in our high school parking lot when the bullying begins. Every morning, standing by my side is my best friend.
Sky and I are… different. Or, at least, that is how it feels. So, we hold each other near and keep everyone else at bay. The only two people who can see through our defense are the Wise Ones. They love us unconditionally and do their best to shelter us, but they’re high schoolers themselves. How can I break their hearts and tell them they are… failing?
My name is Serenity. And I am a girl with secrets.
When I meet Dereck and instantly have visions of past lives with him, I have to think that maybe heroes really do exist.
But can I trust the light he brings? Or will his brightness only lead me further into the dark?
AUTHOR’S NOTE: In this metaphysical novel, there is abuse and there is loss, but most of all there is strength, hope, and a love so strong that one lifetime isn’t enough.
"Steal Me gripped me from the first page. India's brilliant writing delivers!"— Amanda J. Clay, author of Lies in the Darkness
*Warning: This book is intended for mature audiences and may contain possible triggers with sexual abuse.*
“Some relationships have hidden truths that few can survive. Only us strong ones can dare listen to, and have the balls to stay and bear witness to, the result of irrevocable damages. So tell me, Maverick, are you one of the strong?”
Maverick, unfortunately, is well aware of Tucker’s meaning. Mav has recently lost his father, his mother is slipping into a depression, and his little sister is in desperate need of a parental figure.
But now he’s losing his heart to Tucker’s mysterious sister, Delilah. As Maverick squints into the sun, looking at the beauty standing in front of the lake, he wonders if his heart is crazy for begging him to take on yet another tragedy.
“Just pretend to be my fiancée for Christmas.”
Sure. What could go wrong?
The richest man in this city is an Adonis in the flesh.
So damn gorgeous, he can stop my heart with a single glance.
But he also happens to be my sworn enemy.
From his designer suits to his pompous air,
Colin encompasses every quality I hate.
If only I could stop fantasizing about him…
His hands, caressing every inch of me.
His mouth, pressing against mine.
Ugh, let me stop myself there.
He’s the enemy. You don’t bang your enemies.
That is 'til I broke my cardinal rule, repeatedly.
I fell into the “Just Pretend” trap with the most eligible bachelor in the country.
Oh, did I mention I’m now carrying his baby?
How did I let this happen?!
THE PERFECT GIFT
When billionaire Brock offers to take struggling single mom Erin away for the weekend to an exclusive hotel at Christmas, what should she say?
As a single mom who can barely afford to put food on the table, let alone fill her son Ryan’s Christmas stocking with presents, Erin isn’t particularly looking forward to the festive season. When Ryan has an asthma attack and ends up in hospital, she’s convinced it’s going to be the worst Christmas ever. Sure, Christmas is a time for miracles, but everyone knows wishes don’t really come true.
Consultant pediatrician Brock King lost his wife to cancer two years ago, and he’s convinced the love he felt for her only comes around once in a lifetime. Then, while visiting the children’s ward, he meets single mom Erin, and suddenly his future doesn’t seem so bleak.
Once Ryan recovers, Brock offers to take Erin away for her birthday, no strings attached, to give her the perfect gift every single mum would kill for—a night in an exclusive hotel. Will she take him up on his offer, which might (if she’s very lucky) end up with hot sex with a billionaire? Or should she take the moral high ground and say no?
The first in a series of magical contemporary holiday romances about three gorgeous billionaire brothers and three single moms brought together with Christmas magic, also available as a USA Today bestselling box set. By the time of the party on Christmas Eve, all three King brothers are in love. Will there be enough Christmas magic to make all their dreams come true?
Three Wise Men:
Book 1: The Perfect Gift
Book 2: An Ideal Present
Book 3: A Secret Parcel
DEVIL IN A SUIT
Rich, powerful, and totally cocky…
I’m used to getting what I want. My large bank account made everything easier to acquire. Men wanted to be me, and women wanted to be with me. There was no time for complicated relationships in my powerful position.
The problem? I had a one-night stand with the woman who could ruin my perfectly crafted life.
After drinking too much, I made the classic mistake—I slept with the handsome and completely arrogant jerk. I thought I’d never have to see him again, but then I came face-to-face with the smug as*hole across the negotiating table like the universe was playing some cruel joke.
The problem? He was the best I’d ever had and now I can’t seem to say no.
*Contains a preview of Playboy in a Suit
WITH THE BAND
Texas is the daughter of the world’s biggest rock star, Mark Knight. Kitt is the lead singer in the hottest up-and-coming band, Filthy Sound.
Mark has mentored Filthy Sound from the beginning, seeing their potential, and now he’s supporting them on their first worldwide tour.
She’s off-limits. He can’t help himself.
First Love Series is here, all in one complete set!
ALSO IN KU
“Five years ago, Carl broke my heart
He ignored my desire for him and pushed me aside.
Carl was always, never ending, in the back of my mind.
I won’t let him do the same mistake twice.”
“Stan was my white knight in shining armor and I wanted to pay him back in kind.
He was just as handsome as before, but this time he was looking at me with need in his eyes.
All I needed was to feel his arms around me, his lips on mine…”
“Why did my brother’s best friend have to be so damn sexy?
Teddy was back, and lightning strikes the same place twice.
I didn’t want to say no to him anymore.”
“I touched her in the most intimate ways, on her parent’s couch.
David wasn’t supposed to fall for his best friend’s little sister. But he couldn’t help it.”
First Love is the complete series box set. As always, lots of love and romance and a very satisfying HEA!
TAKE A CHANCE ON ME - A SINGLE DAD ROMANCE
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Not all alpha males are assholes.
But the guy that messed up Tiffany’s self-image sure as hell was.
This beautiful, curvy woman has held my imagination captive since the day she started working with me.
She has no idea how gorgeous, powerful, and intelligent she is.
But that ruse is up.
I’m going to tell her. Show her. Press that truth upon her until she sees herself like I do.
I haven’t been with a woman since losing my wife around the holidays, but it’s time to give love a second chance. My son and I are ready to have a family again.
Now I just need to convince her to take a chance on me.
It’ll be the best decision of her life.
I’ll make sure of it.
Every good girl deserves a bad boy. ~ Weston
We all have guilty pleasures.
Mine was the boy my father took in. The guy everyone said I was too good for. The one I knew would ruin me.
The way Noah Greyson’s voice sounded when he sang whiskey lullabies to me in the dark; how perfect his arms felt wrapped around my stomach with his nose nuzzled in my hair—that’s what made me fall. That intimacy was what made me weak.
But now millions of women drift off to sleep while Noah sings the love story we wrote, and it was never meant for the world.
The worst mistake I made wasn’t loving him, it was thinking he loved me, too. At least that’s what I thought until now…
Sometimes second chances start with goodbye.
STANDALONE SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE
DEFYING HER MAFIOSO
Ciro Donati was many things:
My father’s most valued and trusted soldier.
My brother’s best friend and second in command.
And the only man I would give up everything for.
I fell hard for the Mafioso at the tender age of eleven. This beast of a man who I knew made people disappear—and probably enjoyed every second of it—was also the sixteen-year-old boy who had picked me up after I’d fallen flat on my face during my dance recital and told me I was the best ballerina he’d ever seen. He’s watched over me, protected me like I was the most precious thing in the world to him.
And then he sent me away.
Scarlett Vitucci was many things:
The daughter of the biggest Cosa Nostra boss from New York to Chicago.
The sister of the man I would gladly take a bullet for.
And the only woman I would ever love.
Sending her away was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I didn’t deserve her or her love. For three years I stayed away, ignoring the gnawing ache that her absence left in my chest. Now, she was back and fighting what I felt for her was impossible. Letting her go had been a huge mistake.
One I would never repeat.
HOLD ME CLOSE
Her boss is all about control. She’s all about passion. Well, not that kind of passion.
Owen Manning is renowned for his cold brilliance and tech savvy. If there’s such a thing as a quintessential billionaire geek, he’s it. Ivy Nash is his newest recruit—brilliant and beautiful, she takes his breath away and tempts him beyond reason. Losing control isn’t something he does. Ever.
Except when it comes to Ivy.
Ivy is passionate about her career and not much else. Engineering is her life and her first love. The last thing she expects is to take one look at Owen and almost melt at his feet.
Forbidden desire burns fast and hot between them. One kiss nearly sends them up in flames. They each have their own reasons for wanting to keep their distance, so they make a deal. They’ll give into the madness and let it run its course. Because of course it will. Neither one of them is prepared for the fire between them to singe their hearts.
*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.
Playing ball is easy.
Falling in love is complicated.
A famous Brit footballer with a chip on his shoulder
A young doctor who wants nothing to do with a drool-worthy, cocky player.
She’s his doctor, the last woman he should fall for. But…he’s never been one to play by the rules.
The Play kicks off a sports romance series involving four soccer stars and the independent women who bring them to heel.
Liam Reed is just a little bit cranky. On the heels of a crushing loss for his team back in Britain, he finds himself loaned to a US team.
A busted knee and a broken collarbone land him in the hospital where he takes one look at Olivia Bowen, the renowned surgeon assigned to make his knee good as new, and decides he must have her.
Olivia Bowen is an overachiever of the worst sort. Straight-A student – check. Bordering on crazy anxious because of always trying to be perfect at everything – check. Well, perfect at anything to do with being a doctor and an utter disaster at most everything else.
Olivia takes one look at Liam and almost goes running. The last thing she needs is the pressure to get him back on the field with nothing less than a perfect recovery. Even worse, she can hardly be in the same room with him because her body goes wild. Liam is powerfully drawn to the challenge Olivia offers, yet neither of them is prepared for their hearts getting in on the action.
*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.
BURN WITH ME
One alpha man.
One bossy woman.
A fire that won’t die.
Once upon a time, Amelia was my everything.
Until she wasn’t.
I’m home now, and I want her back.
She’s never forgiven me for something I didn’t even do.
I’ve never forgiven her for believing the worst.
One look and the years apart go up in smoke.
She’s all I ever wanted.
A snappy attitude and the nerve to bring me to my knees.
Now we have seven years of bitterness tangled up between us.
Yet, I can’t stay away.
The fire burns too hot.
This is my second chance. I won’t back down.
She’ll be mine. For keeps this time.
*This is a full-length standalone romance with a guaranteed happily-ever-after.
True power is never held by good men, only the most perfect of villains. And she and I are both villains...
I stole her, and she's so very angry. The cartel princess doesn't like being a pretty little pawn. She fights me when she should fear me. But oh, how her defiance excites me.
She would kill me if she could, and I'd ruin her if I had an ounce less control. What a twisted game we play with sweet threats and cruel promises. I crave her madness in the most depraved ways because I know she'll be so beautiful when she bleeds.
A queen who could set the world on fire and a king who would call it rain. Two very bad people who want very bad things are never safe together.
Some love stories have no heroes.
Spending the entire summer with my father wasn’t in my plans. I hated him. I was angry and resentful, and it made me feel out of control.
Until I met her.
Casey is carefree. She lives life to the fullest, without regrets, and to a guy like me, she was hope. We only had the summer, and I knew better than to get wrapped up with her, but I couldn’t help it.
And now? Now, I don’t know how to let her go.
I’d never been in love. At fifteen, my life was filled with books and family expectations. Love was not something I had time for.
And then, he saved me.
Toby is a boy from California, so you would think he’d be easygoing, but he isn’t. He's the definition of self-control; everything has to be “just so.”
But when we’re together, living each day with reckless abandon, I realize that life is so much more than fairytales within the pages.
I’m pretty sure he’s my soulmate. But what good can possibly come from falling so hard when you’re this young? How can this ever work?
A promise. That’s all we have to hold on to. One. Simple. Promise.
***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.
LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS
Fashion buyer Shea Walker had a fast track lifestyle until a car accident sidelines her to a painful recovery. Seeking quiet for the holidays, Shea returns to the snowy mountains where she grew up to make peace with her past and spend time with her estranged family. She never expected old flame J.C. Royce—now a hockey star—would return to their hometown, too.
After weathering a tough year, J.C. sees Shea's arrival in Cloud Spin, Vermont, as a holiday miracle after the way he broke things off with her long ago. JC hopes that Shea will give him another chance to explore the chemistry still simmering between them. When two hearts with a history have a chance to reconnect at Christmas, will love get one last shot?
Cowboy firefighter, Cole Hatcher, is determined to do what’s right and take his fiancé with him to his mother’s annual holiday dinner party. After all, the two most important ladies in his life need to learn to get along and the sooner the better. Besides, the rest of the family will be there.
Lacey Winters can’t forgive her future mother-in-law for keeping them apart for eight years. While she loves Cole’s family, including the five they are living with, “Racy Lacey” wants to spend Christmas alone with Cole, preferably in her sexy Christmas present for him.
But there are worse things brewing than family drama. This Christmas day, nothing goes as planned…for anyone.
He saw her first, but his friend made the move.
She settled for the safer choice, but her heart knew the truth.
They love, they crave, they lie.
Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts were as close as friends could get. They shared in each other's joy during graduations, promotions, and engagements. They consoled one another through heartache and loss.
When one of the friend's life is tragically cut short, it's up to the two left behind to pick up the pieces and find out the truth - no matter the cost. As they slowly start to uncover the nature of his deception, and the very powerful people behind it, they begin to question everyone and everything, even themselves.
Everyone has secrets - some do it for love while others do it for power. Those secrets can change perceptions, alter reality and sometimes destroy lives.
What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie?
From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes an emotionally gripping, standalone, second chance romance.
He made me a promise.
And then he broke it.
That’s what happens with your first love.
I didn’t expect for Derek to fall back into my life and for me to fall back into his bed.
Time changes a lot of things, but it doesn’t change everything.
It doesn’t change the way he makes my heart skip or the way my lungs stop when he stares deep into my eyes.
It didn’t change his bad boy ways either and I should be smart enough to tell him no this time around.
I should be, I know what it’s like to be burned by him.
But it’s so hard to walk away when his touch begs me to stay and the pain in his eyes cuts me deeper than anything else in this world.
HEAT UP YOUR NIGHTS! 10 steamy books from bestselling authors fill this limited-time winter boxed set! If you love alpha heroes and sexy romance, this one's for you...
"5 Stars! I went into this expecting brilliance... and that's exactly what I got. Compellingly authentic characters, addictive writing, smart, real dialogue, and a love story that got me in all my feels, this is new adult at its very, very best." - Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author, on ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY
"Highly recommend! Shayla Black delivers once again with this passionate and sexy novel... A beautiful love story with a twist that you'll never see coming!" - Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on MORE THAN WANT YOU
"Gritty, edgy, addictive and seductive, Tijan brings heart to a ruthless hero that loves as hard as he hurts." --Vi Keeland, New York Times Bestselling author, on CARTER REED
Author's Note: WINTER NIGHTS is a brand new boxed set for the season as a gift to our readers and to introduce you to new series to love!
TEN BOOKS INCLUDE:
Carter Reed by Tijan
Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid
Wicked Grind by J. Kenner
Feeling Hot by Elle Kennedy
More Than Want You by Shayla Black
Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren
The Space Between by Kate Canterbary
Her Seductive Dare by Lena Hart
Black Edge by Charlotte Byrd
Bidding on Brooks by Katy Regnery
THE V CARD
A sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!
When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, phones, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you might figure it'd be a cinch for me to ditch my V Card.
You'd be wrong.
At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I'm still a card-carrying member of a club I don't want to belong to anymore. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job--my brother's business partner and best friend.
Graham is charming, smart, and, I'm told, oh-so-skilled in the sack. As long as I keep my eyes on the prize, there's no way this pluck-the-flower project could possibly complicate matters.
Work and pleasure. As the CEO of a fast-growing company, I've been enjoying both to the fullest. What do I do when the board throws me for an unexpected loop so I can keep my business in my hands? I enlist the help of my best friend's little sister since she holds a big stake in the company. But then I learn there's another big stake she wants.
The one between my legs.
I can do this. Seven nights to teach her everything I know in the bedroom. There's no way I'll fall for her, even though she's earning top grades in every single lesson. And turns out I'm learning something too. The trouble is I don't have the answer key to what to do when I fall hard for her.
And that throws a whole new hitch in my plans.
SOMETHING IN THE WAY
"The best slow-burn romance I have ever read."--New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward
It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. Yet we saw something in each other that would link us in ways that couldn't be broken...no matter how hard we tried.
I loved Manning before I knew the meaning of the word. I was too young, he said. I would wait. Through all the carefully-chosen words hiding what we knew to be true, his struggle to keep me innocent, and infinitely-starry nights—I would wait.
But I'd learn that no matter what you achieve in life, it means nothing if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, my older sister saw him next.
Book one in a USA TODAY bestselling series of forbidden love.
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