Jordana Albanese grew up in a world spun with lies, secrets, and multiple sins. Her father, Gene—reigning king in the Mafia for the last decade—never protected her from his underworld dealings—La Cosa Nostra. She learned at a young age that in order to survive in her world, one must be dominant. She wore the shield of control on a daily basis, but she deeply yearned to slip it off and dispose of it. Except, letting it go would mean letting it all go. And she didn’t want that. She learned of a compromise—where she could only let go of control in private, behind a closed door, while receiving orders from him. Not simply to be controlled, but to be dominated. The only problem was that her ambitions cut bone deep. Deeper than a belt across her ass. Deeper than the marks from the restraints he used to subdue and pleasure her. The permanent marks left were not visible to the human eye. They were profound wounds—scars—on her soul that only she could experience and draw strength from.
And that’s where she found the perfect balance in the two. Her submissive tendencies served her well in the bedroom. While in public, she was every bit as dominant as her male counterparts.
Gina Whitney is the author of six novels, Blood Ties, Beautiful Lies, Saving Abel, Forgiving Gia, Avenging Us, and Luca. In December 2015, she partnered with Leddy Harper to release The Power of a Woman. She is known for her themes of erotica wrapped around soul-searing passion that bring her readers into the story with a range of emotions.
Gina resides in Massapequa, NY with her two beautiful boys. You can usually find her typing furiously while shouting obscenities over her latest WIP or reading a book that sends her heart racing. She's pathologically obsessed with anything to do with royals, Games of Thrones, Billions, Vampire Diaries, Homeland, SOA, The Vikings and The Originals. If you'd like to chat, hit her up on Facebook or Twitter.
Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.
Jasper Storm was the bad boy next door.
Trouble—with a capital T.
Regardless of how other people perceived him, he was my hero. He protected me. Shielded me. Kept me safe. And I would have done anything for him.
Fate tore us apart—leaving a world between us, and both our hearts broken.
Now Jasper is Detroit's white knight, a reckless rogue turned sexy savior, pulling the city and himself out of destitution.
Everything he does is fast. He talks fast, f*cks fast, and drives fast.
I know I should keep my distance. That I should stay away. There's too much history between us. Too much left unsaid.
Yet I can't resist him.
Just being near him is a thrill—his perfect body, our incredible explosive chemistry, the enticing danger that follows him everywhere he goes.
But then the city turns against us, and we can't hold on.
When it’s us against the world—will our love survive?
**Book 2, Turn it Up, will release on May 16th!**
*WARNING* – PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DARK ROMANCE AND DEALS WITH VIOLENCE AND MURDER.
Take Over Series Book 1
My life was simple. Follow instructions, learn the family business and be prepared to take over when the time has come. My name is Eliza, although people in the business know me as Krinos. One thing you should know about me is that my father is a drug lord, the boss in these parts.
I am prepared to do whatever it takes to step up to the challenge and run the family business, to make my father proud, a business filled with drugs, sex and death. What I’m not prepared for, though, is him, the Greek God who walks into my life and threatens to rock my world.
Now, my life has just got complicated. But don’t misunderstand, complicated is not a weakness. My father was not a man to cross, so expect nothing less from me. I am my father’s daughter, and I will be the boss.
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Some wounds never heal...
She's stuck in another foster home. He's the new boy with a bad reputation.
Falling in love in the wrong place and the wrong time never felt so good.
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Heartbreak - the prequel novella
Better When It Hurts
THE STRIPPED SERIES
1. Tough Love
2. Love the Way You Lie
3. Better When It Hurts
4. Even Better
5. Pretty When You Cry
6. Caught for Christmas
7. Hold You Against Me
When Violet Kelly's Prince Charming turns out to be a d-bag in designer clothing, she decides she's done with relationships. She doesn’t want the drama, and she certainly doesn’t need it. She’s perfectly content to not be involved with anyone if that means her heart won’t be ripped to shreds again.
But then Declan Pierce moves in next door.
Sarcastic and too good-looking for his own damn good, her new neighbor’s only goal is to survive raising the teenage brother he's now responsible for. He definitely isn't looking for a new relationship, especially after his last girlfriend ended up being monogamously-impaired. Too bad Declan never anticipated meeting someone like Violet. She’s irresistible—an intoxicating mixture of sexy and sweet—and he’s having a hard time staying on his side of the fence.
When flames ignite between them, will Violet and Declan be able to keep their casual, neighbors-with-benefits status? Or will L-U-S-T turn into that other four-letter L word they're both desperate to avoid?
*LUST THY NEIGHBOR is full-length and standalone and includes a bonus three chapter excerpt from Emily Snow's SECOND VERSE.
Stephanie Drake, or Steph as she’s known to her friends, is lost. Somewhere between the end of her childhood, and the day her loser of a boyfriend called it quits on their so-called relationship, she forgot who she was. She lives each day in a perpetual routine, stuck in the confines of her normal, safe life. If she doesn’t take a risk, she won’t get hurt—right?
Then she meets Pete—or Pistol to his friends.
He’s blunt, arrogant, and straight forward about what he wants. And as it turns out, he wants her.
Should she take a walk on the wild side, risk being burnt, and lay her heart on the line? Something in the way he makes her feel tells her ‘yes’, but her friends aren’t so sure this emotionally shut-off man has a place in her life. Why should she listen to them, though? After all, they don’t know a thing about him ...
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About the series:
Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.
The box set includes 4 full sized novels:
HOT SECRETS: Book 1 Royce Walker
Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who's opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hand's off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn't willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passion burning between them. And that passion, might just be the death of them both.
DANGEROUS SECRETS: Book 2 Luke Walker
Being a divorce attorney for the rich and famous isn't all it's cracked up to be. Julie Harrison has learned that love doesn't last, and she's sworn never to make the same mistakes as her mother, or her clients. She uses the games men play to keep them at a distance. The only man who managed to break down her walls was Luke Walker, a Navy SEAL who loved her and left her, and changed her forever.
When Luke arrives back in New York, running Walker Security with his brothers and having left his Navy SEAL days behind, he sets his sights on Julie, the woman he's always wanted and couldn't have. Except, she runs from him every time he gets close.
But now, one of Julie's clients, a powerful judge, gets involved with a dangerous cartel, and his soon-to-be-ex wife ends up dead. Julie's next on the list, and she finds herself on the run from those who believe she knows too much, and counting on Luke to keep her alive. In the deepest, darkest moments of the night, passion will bring them together while danger threatens to tear them apart. Can Julie and Luke trust each other and find their happy ending before they find ... the end?
BENEATH THE SECRETS Book 3 Blake Walker
Two will paths collide. Two people who will do anything, including sleeping with the enemy, to avenge or save someone they love. But what if everything isn't as it seems and the enemy isn't the enemy at all? Can these two broken people drawn together by their sizzling hot attraction see beyond their pain and their need for vengeance Undoubtedly, they will face the ghosts of their pasts, but will those ghost destroy them or forever bind them?
SECRETS EXPOSED: A bonus story lightly connected
Attorney Lindsey Paxton is about to have a brutal case from her past come back to haunt her in the most dangerous of ways. To survive she will end up in the arms of a man she considers her enemy, but might just be her only salvation.
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She spent five years planning a future that will never exist. He spent five years trying to erase a past he can’t forget.
London is Leah Watson’s fresh start. When she secures the perfect internship during her study abroad semester, with an infamous celebrity public relations firm, she is determined to forge her own path - one that is nothing like her life back in Oklahoma. That plan is tested when British football’s bad boy, Killian Ramsey, decides that she's the one he wants and he's playing for keeps.
Will she put her future on hold - again - for the type of man she swore she'd stay away from?
Killian is one bloody good football player. After a tragedy shattered his entire world, the cocky and arrogant face he puts on for the media is a complete lie. When he meets Leah, his heart starts to beat for the first time in years. But when the feelings get too real, his perfectly constructed facade starts to slip.
Will he risk it all to be with her - taking whatever penalties are thrown his way - or will he play it safe?
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Are you READY to fall in love...from the very beginning?
Sit back and Relax as the lovers in this series
Take you on a ride of a lifetime.
Prepare to cry right Alongside of them
Cheer as all of their wildest dreams come true...
It's what we all want: family, future, and forever.
In this five-book Ready Series, J.L. Berg gives you a series of heartbreak, second chances, and sweeping love stories that will last a lifetime. It's passion, desire, and so much more. Get ready...
Book 1 When your ready
She wasn't ready.
She'd never be ready,
...to say goodbye.
Clare Murray knew that all too well. Still holding the last letter her husband wrote her before he died, those words, written in his quirky, messy handwriting, "When You're Ready," still bring her to her knees. And that was so long ago...
Now, when fate brings her face-to-face with a stormy-eyed doctor intent on changing her mind, Clare might finally be willing to take a second chance at love.But when she finally relents and allows Logan Matthews into her heart, their love is tested in all-too-familiar ways. It's up to them to fight for what they want as Clare learns that you're never truly ready...
Until you're ready to risk it all.
****Book 2 Never Been Ready****
Starts with one night.
Swearing off love, Leah Morgan finds no harm in one night of unbridled, mind-blowing fun. After all,what could go wrong with a single night of amazing heat and passion? Leah just never expected it to be so right. The memories of Declan James' mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invade her every thought.
And now, one night is not nearly enough--for either of them.
But when Declan's past comes barreling back, neither one of them are ready for what entails. Together,they're forced to face their fears as old insecurities try to rip them apart.Can what they've created withstand what they thought they'd never be ready for?
Book 3 Ready For You
His world shattered when she left.
She's determined to pick up the pieces.
Mia Emerson is the queen of bad decisions. Walking away from the only boy she ever loved eight years ago was the worst of all. When a chance encounter forces these two former lovers to reunite, passion reignites in a way neither anticipated.
But Garrett Finnegan refuses to forgive and forget the pain Mia caused when she vanished from his life--without word or warning. Prepared to protect his heart,Garrett won't let down his guard. It's up to Mia to find the strength to face her deepest fears and admit the secrets she's been hiding all along. Together, they'll discover that if they face the past, they just might be ready for the future.
Book 4 Ready Or Not
Ready or not...
Here comes love.
Single father, Jackson Reid has his hands full with all the responsibilities and shenanigans of his prepubescent son. And his exotic and free-spirited neighbour doesn't make it any easier. With her wild and new age lifestyle, self-made success story, Liv Prescott, drives him insane, but still manages to leave him aching in more ways than one.
When Jackson's son begins to struggle, it's Liv who bails them out. Now, neither Jackson nor Liv can resist the pull as passion and desire erupts, turning their hate to an undeniable attraction.
But when danger threatens their safe neighbourhood, Jackson must rely on Liv's help. Before time runs out, they must trust each other completely--even when they fear the worst. Can they let down their guard and be ready for something neither one saw coming?
Please Note: These books contain adult language and scenes. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.
ONE CLICK FREEBIE
He was trouble from the start, but I couldn't resist.
She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
She never tells me yes.
We’re always fighting.
When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.
He makes me laugh so hard.
I miss her laugh the most.
I'm a liar.
She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.
Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him.
I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.
His girlfriend knows.
The guy she’s with is a fool.
I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.
It was the wrong place.
It was the wrong time.
It should have been him.
It will always be her.
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