Malevolent (The Darkness Series Book 1) by Cassia Brightmore

Darkness has a seductive power, a delicious energy that sinks its claws in deep. Once the devil has a hold of you, true malevolence is born.

Sheriff Brady James has sworn to protect the small town of Durham Heights, his current priority to ruthlessly hunt a sadistic killer on the loose. With lives at stake, his focus is split between two beautiful women – one dark, one light. The clock is ticking, the threat palpable; crawling closer at every turn. Once death has you in its sights, there is no escape.

Pain. Suffering. Lives shattered and broken. In the fight of good against evil, who will survive?

This is the first book in the Darkness series, a wishing evil upon others novel that can be read as a standalone.

Warning: This content contains material that maybe offensive to some readers, including graphic language, dangerous and adult situations. Recommended for readers aged 18 and up.

Author: Cassia Brightmore

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
202 reviews

Irrevocable: A Sins of Ashville Abduction Dark Romance (Irrevocable Duet Book 1) by Skye Callahan

“This was an amazing novel that had me speechless, cringing, in tears, and in a panic. ” (Everything Marie)Book 1 in the Irrevocable DuetStripped of everything she knows–even her real name–Silver is forced to adapt, to obey, and to do anything she needs to do to survive. Sometimes when you can’t go back, the only way out is to descend into the darkness. my CaptorWhen I woke in that place, I just wanted to survive. But survival came at a cost, for which they demanded my will and body. my MasterWith pain came acceptance. Fully-dependent on the man who claimed me, I learned to appreciate what I had-life and relative safety. my ProtectorI watched him spill blood and tend my injuries. With betrayal came a revelation. “Not only did Irrevocable gut me, it took me on a roller coaster ride full of emotions that I usually don’t experience while reading romances…. You start to hate, you start to sympathize, and you begin to fall in love in every way. Ms. Callahan has turned my world upside down with her writing. Dark, sensual, and at times overwhelming, Irrevocable will bring you on a dark journey that you will never forget..” (Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads, TOP PICK of 2014!)IRREVOCABLE is a dark romance intended for adult readers 18+ only. Not intended for those easily offended by dark subject matter.

Author: Skye Callahan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
251 reviews

Love Bats Last (The Tavonesi Series Book 1) by Pamela Aares

A stormy night changes their lives forever…

In LOVE BATS LAST, (The Heart of the Game, #1), the baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find—he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

While each book in The TAVONESI SERIES: HEART OF THE GAME can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely enjoy reading all the books in the series:
Love Bats Last (Book 1, Jackie and Alex)
Thrown By Love (Book 2, Chloe and Scotty)
Fielder’s Choice (Book 3, Matt and Alana)
Love On The Line (Book 4, Cara and Ryan)
Aim for Love (Book 5, Sabrina and Kaz)

PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST
“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love the series Heart of the Game!” —EarthLoving Lens

“A new star in the romance world!” —New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander

“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace

“I didn’t want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more.” —Julie, GoodReads.com reader

“Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning the pages, there will be no putting this story down until love bats last! —Julie Caicco, InD’tale Magazine

AUTHOR
PAMELA AARES is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.

Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows.

Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!
(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, romance sports,new kindle romance)

Author: Pamela Aares

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
229 reviews

Evidence of Trust (Colorado Trust Series Book 1) by Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

EVIDENCE OF TRUST, Book 1

Having grown up under the excessive expectations of her CEO father, Brittany Lucas is as resistant to authority as the mustang she’s training for her boss. It’s a fault that lands her in more danger than she bargains for while camping in the back-country of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ranger Joel Morgan is used to having the upper hand in all his cases—until he runs into the headstrong blond while investigating disturbing incidents of poaching in the park. Brittany’s imprudent lie of omission awakens ghosts in his past, making the sizzling attraction between them unwelcome.

As he searches for evidence he can trust her, the monster mutilating wildlife turns his sights on Brittany, and Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.

EXCERPT:

“Find anything interesting up there?” Randy Gifford asked.

“Just a camper in a restricted area.”

“You think it could be the guy you’re looking for?”

“It’s a woman. Camping where she shouldn’t be. I’m going to make sure she leaves in the morning, then return to my original route.”

“You may want to reconsider. That storm front I mentioned earlier is moving a lot faster than expected. It’s over the Never Summer Mountain Range and will reach your area tonight. Temperature’s dropping, too, so be prepared.”

Joel surveyed the heavy, gray clouds he’d noticed earlier. “What are they forecasting?”

“If it keeps moving, a couple inches. If it stalls, up to a foot.”

He muttered a curse. That would be a problem. “If that happens, we could be up here for a few days, so yeah, scrap the original route. The closest trailhead is Longs Peak, can you get someone to drop off my truck and trailer over there in the morning?”

“Will do.”

Five minutes later, he rode back into Brittany Lucas’s camp as she threw a couple pieces of wood on the campfire that’d been nothing but banked coals when he left. She brushed off her hands before bracing them on her hips.

“Now what?”

He dismounted to unpack his gear. “I’ll be camping here with you tonight.”

“Ranger Morgan, let me assure you, I have every intention of leaving in the morning.”

“And until then, I’ll make sure you stay safe.”

“I don’t need you to babysit me,” she insisted, irritation flooding her voice as she sat by the fire.

Ignoring the fact she’d heard him earlier, he met her stare over the top of Nobel’s saddle. “You got a gun?”

Her gaze faltered. “No.”

“Well, the poacher does, so I’m staying.” That shut her up, until he tossed his sleeping bag inside her tent.

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Evidence of Trust, book 1
Trust by Design, book 2
Trust in the Lawe, book 3
Shattered Trust, book 4
Dare to Trust, book 5

Other Romantic Suspense by Stacey Joy Netzel
ITALY INTRIGUE SERIES
Lost in Italy, book 1
Run to Rome, book 2

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
373 reviews

Someone Else’s Daughter: Book I (A Miranda’s Rights Mystery 1) by Linsey Lanier

A Miranda’s Rights Mystery – Book IBook I of the popular Miranda’s Rights Mystery series by Linsey Lanier.Newly edited.A woman can never make herself too tough, too strong, or too street smart.THE SEARCHING MOTHERMiranda Steele. Smart-talking, hot pepper-eating loner whose abusive ex-husband stole her baby and gave it up for adoption. She comes to Atlanta to hunt for her daughter.THE PIWade Parker. Wealthy owner of the Parker Investigative Agency and most eligible forty-four-year-old bachelor in Atlanta. He still mourns the death of his socialite wife but must now solve a disturbing murder case.THE MURDERERA serial killer strangling young girls in a bizarre ritual. Why? She doesn’t need a man. He needs to find a killer. Together, can they save a thirteen year old girl? ********”Highly charged and emotional… Read it with tissue from the very beginning.” Pamela Mason.”It was a great read, honestly couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read the next one.” Cathie – Sydney, Australia”Miranda Steele is one ballsy lady…what I’d call ‘one HOT pepper!'” Diane Kratz – crime fiction writer ********THE MIRANDA’S RIGHTS MYSTERY SERIESSomeone Else’s Daughter – Book IDelicious Torment – Book IIForever Mine – Book IIIFire Dancer – Book IVThin Ice – Book VTHE MIRANDA AND PARKER MYSTERY SERIESAll Eyes on MeHeart WoundsOTHER BOOKS BY LINSEY LANIERChicago Cop (A cop family thriller) – Don’t let them take what you love, baby girl. A police thriller featuring GUTS team lead Lieutenant Maggie Delaney, a tough multi-generational cop hunting down a crazed mafia hit man bent on revenge.Steal My Heart (A Romantic Suspense) – Get me what I want or you’ll never see your daughter again. New York newspaper columnist, Paige Dunbar, can hardly breathe when she learns her precious three-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. She’ll do anything to get her back, including steal the famous Fantasia necklace the kidnapper wants. No one can stop her. Not even her sexy ex-jewel-thief-ex-husband.HUMOROUS BOOKS BY LINSEY LANIERYou Want Me to Kill Who? (A Dandy Frost–Ninja Assassin Story)A New Adult, futuristic romantic fantasy.A lowly, powerless factory worker is sent half-way around the world by her boss to fight an evil spy organization, but she really just wants to be a fashion designer.You Want Me to Go Where? (A Dandy Frost–Ninja Assassin Story) #2Dandy Frost’s first time in JB’s office he threatened to “eliminate” her if she didn’t go on a special assignment halfway around the world for a secret organization. He couldn’t have anything like that in mind again…or could he?The Clever Detective Boxed Set 2 (A Fairy Tale Romance): Stories 1-5From the Hollow Tree to Stacey’s home town to the mountains of Sweden to the high seas, follow PI Stacey Alexander and Prince Chad’s wacky adventures and romance.

Author: Linsey Lanier

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
1121 reviews

Collision (Portland Street Kings Book 1) by Evie Harper and Hot Tree Edits

When I was fourteen years old, I killed for the first time. That day I learned cruelty wasn’t only within the walls we had just escaped.

It hasn’t been easy growing up in the middle of a war. A struggle to find shelter. Fighting to protect our bodies against the corruption of the streets. Nobody cared about the street kids who had to beg and steal to eat.

Now we are the Portland Street Kings – A family forged through loyalty not blood. To get through this life of broken dreams alive, we’ve become hard, uncaring and merciless. We do what must be done to keep our family safe, we will harm those who stand against us.

We have it all, feared and respected by those on the streets. Then she collided into my world, and with her came demons from my past, back to haunt us all.

Author: Evie Harper and Hot Tree Edits

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
125 reviews

Wicked Wind (Solsti Prophecy Book 1) by Sharon Kay

Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.

Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he won’t rest until she is his.

Nicole’s true identity brings the attention of the crazed demon behind a series of attacks in the city. The passion she and Gunnar share bind them together, body and soul, until she becomes the one thing Gunnar can’t live without. Yet facing their worst enemy may destroy her. Gunnar must put aside past tragedy and trust that through her ability and their bond, she has brought myth to life.

Author: Sharon Kay

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
100 reviews

What A Girl Wants: Rock Stars in Disguise: Rhiannon by Blair Babylon

Music is a bitch mistress.Getting the job as a backup singer in the breakout rock band Killer Valentine is the chance of a lifetime for curvy, redheaded Rhiannon Macallen. She has spent every moment of the last five years preparing for her shot at the spotlight with a breakneck schedule of music lessons, band performances, and voice coaching that has consumed every second of her life and every penny from her poverty-level part-time job.The contract she signs has an ironclad no-fraternization clause: no screwing around with the band members.But Killer Valentine is falling apart. Drugs, groupies, and the rock-and-roll lifestyle are seducing the rockers despite the desperate efforts of the lead singer and the band manager, a green-eyed, gorgeous hunk named Jonas Rees.Rhiannon tries to help Jonas hold the band together, but every time they retrieve one of the rockers from another drug-addled disaster, Jonas’s sultry looks and lingering touches make her yearn for what might have been.Unless she’s willing to risk her only chance at stardom for love.

Author: Blair Babylon

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
184 reviews

What Remains of the Fair Simonetta (Remains Series) by Laura T Emery

Anastasia (Stacia) Uqualla has been dead for eleven years, residing as a spirit in the Italian Church of Ognissanti, when she suddenly awakens in the body of the renowned Renaissance beauty, Simonetta Vespucci. She reunites with Mariano, the father of Botticelli, whose ghostly presence has kept her company in the afterlife. Her journey through the Renaissance will also find her rubbing elbows with the young Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’ Medici, and many other Renaissance painters, including the awkwardly dashing Botticelli himself. With the body and raging hormones of a teenage girl, Stacia experiences all the passions in life a second time around. Take a ride through history in this second book in the “Remains” series by Laura T Emery, a light historical fiction with a sense of humor and a sexy edge.

Author: Laura T Emery

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
48 reviews

The Broken Road (The Broken Series Book 1) by K.S Ruff

Montana girl Kristine Stone was strong enough to break out of an abusive marriage, but is she strong enough for the road that lies ahead? For the first time in her life, Kristine finds she is able to control the direction her life takes. Haunted by her ex-husband and a newly acquired stalker, she decides to leave Montana to work in the US Senate. Kristine issues a moratorium on dating the moment she decides to move to DC. This does little to deter Kadyn Rand, the Air Force Captain, who threatens to tear down every wall she’s ever built. Still, someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored, and Kristine finds herself in yet another fight for her life.

Air Force Captain Kadyn Rand is too stoic to be swept away by much of anything, but a vulnerable woman from Montana manages to do just that when she finds herself alone and in danger in DC. Kadyn tries to earn Kristine’s love and her trust, but he soon learns it will take much more than that to save her from her past.

Author: K.S Ruff

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
107 reviews