It’s Christmas Eve, and what in the hell am I doing? I’m looking for an eighteen-year-old spoiled brat in the middle of a blizzard. It’s not really how I pictured my winter break from college, that’s for sure.
Harper Lawson was a brat as a child, and she’s never really grown up as far as I’m concerned. Running away from her wealthy parents’ home just goes to prove she’s still the immature female I knew when I was a kid.
But when I finally find Harper in a homeless shelter, she turns my world upside down. She’s not at all what I expected, and when two of us are stranded together overnight in a rundown motel, everything I thought was true suddenly becomes false.
Years have gone by without us seeing each other, but when we meet again, sparks fly, and Harper threatens to turn my whole world upside down on one very snowy Christmas Eve.
Unfortunately, when we’re able to get home on Christmas, everything changes. Harper is gone again, and I’m forced to leave her with the idea that she gave her virginity to the wrong guy.
But I’ll wait, even if takes forever for me to find her. Eventually, she’ll understand that what we had was my idea of a Christmas miracle.
Little did I know that it would take over a decade before we met again……..
What would you give up to have a second-chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love?
Wild Card is a STANDALONE SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCE from the NYT bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You.
Rough, raw & rugged.
As the man in charge at Ravenswood Ranch, Shane Nelson has never been afraid to get his hands dirty. His sculpted physique isn’t the product of a gym, but of years of hard labor under a relentless sun. His straightforward, alpha tendencies come from a man who knows what he wants and goes after it.
And what he wants is Rachel Waters.
He’s never stopped wanting her.
They were childhood best friends, then teenage lovers who evolved into soulmates. But on one fateful night, Shane made a grave mistake, breaking both their hearts in the process.
Now, after six years, Rachel is back in the small, wild mountain town of North Ridge, BC.
Ready to face her past.
Ready to face Shane.
Ready to face his dark secret.
But is a second-chance at a one true love in the cards? Or will their wild hearts be broken once again? WILD CARD IS A COMPLETE STANDALONE NOVEL and the first book about the Nelson Brothers of North Ridge
Eighteen months ago Vincent O’Donoghue lost his beloved wife Dana to the ravages of cancer. He was left a 45-year-old single parent raising a 13-year-old daughter, Mandy. The grief will never completely end, but he’s ready to move forward with a new commitment to a positive life. That means a new house, new friends, and possibly a new love. To everyone’s surprise, including Vincent’s, that new love might be a man.
47-year-old Andrew McCall is the A in ADJ Associates, one of the top upscale historical home renovation firms in the city of Minneapolis. Andrew is happy with his life. He has a successful business, loyal friends, and his work makes nearly every day a new, exciting adventure. The one thing he doesn’t have, and isn’t sure that he needs, is a committed man in his life. Then he literally stumbles into Vincent, and a flame is lit.
To the surprise of both men, the relationship quickly deepens and blossoms into something that neither one expected. Soon it presents the possibility of finding what both men know their heart longs for.
Will great friends, the joy of beautiful homes, and the love of a good man be enough to defeat the forces that threaten a happy ending?
A Good Man is the first book in the Forever Young series. It is a first-time-gay novel with steamy scenes, no cliffhangers, and a happily-ever-after ending.
Romance on the job will ruin Andrea’s credibility and she knows it, so why can’t she ignore that cocky foreman the crew calls Rooster?
Andy may not have pipeline know-how, per se, but she’s got brains and a willingness to prove that she can do the job. Her estranged grandpa, Buck, believes she has what it takes to be his engineering assistant, and she’s not about to let him down.
Rooster isn’t a bad guy. He respects women; he was raised by one of the best. But that new girl is too small and… feminine. She’s a distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn’t belong on a pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline legend, and no girly greenhorn is going to ruin it for him.
Will Andy prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual tension between Andy and Rooster derail their hard work?
What happened to Dr. Jonathan Brandon, a dashing RAF flight surgeon, who disappeared from London in 1945? Kidnapping? Murder? Or did Brandon merely vanish of his own free will, seeking another life? American teacher Anne Howard is stunned by a different explanation―that her British grandmother’s long-lost fiancé was unwillingly wrenched back through time, to Elizabethan England. Anne knows time travel is nonsense―until she is handed a fresh-cut thornless rose, a bloom extinct for over four hundred years! And then, when the impossible happens and Anne journeys back to 1560 London, she must somehow survive encounters with royal enemies, accusations of witchcraft and the possibility of never returning home. In the midst of the chaos, she meets Brandon. Drawn into the perilous web of Elizabethan court life, they must confront their growing feelings for each other, complicated by poignant familial ties, while struggling with the shared danger of knowing what the future holds.
From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sister Series and Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a new novel of passion, intrigue and redemption.
Ellie Pringle has spent endless hours and countless dollars working with a therapist to remember the lost years of her childhood. She’s baffled and more than a little intrigued when the grandmother she hasn’t seen in thirty-four years dies and leaves her a fortune. The time has come to face her past in person. Still reeling from a recent breakup of a long-term relationship, and with nothing to keep her in San Francisco, Ellie packs her meager belongings and boards a plane for the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Standing in the entryway of her grandmother’s antebellum home on South Battery Street in Charleston, Ellie faces the first of many ghosts who will soon haunt her. On her first night in the creepy, creaking mansion, as she’s perusing the titles in a dusty bookcase, she comes across her deceased mother’s leather-bound journal. Her mother’s words create more unanswered questions and send her on a quest to find more journals. As Hurricane Lorene bears down on the South Carolina coast, Ellie encounters Juan Hagood, a handsome architect who has the talent to restore her dilapidated mansion and the charm to mend her broken heart. But as Ellie reads her mother’s diaries, they dislodge a stone in the wall that safeguards her memories, causing her world to come crumbling down. Revelations about her childhood lead Ellie on a harrowing journey of discovery that will hold spellbound until the dramatic conclusion.
The unique and sensual romance of Garden of Lilies is captivating readers worldwide. Discover the magic and wallow in the beauty of reverent sexuality with Johnny and Irisa. Garden of Lilies will thrill and enchant you with the raw intimacy of sexual and spiritual love.
A passionate, sensual love
A spiritual, tender love
Garden of Lilies – spirituality and sexuality intertwined
Can one funny, idealistic, loving little Princess really negotiate a relationship with a wild, highly sexual alpha male from the slums?
In Bodhadia, there has been a savage eleven-year war between the repressive, authoritarian Niron and the freedom-loving Temujis, led by the battle-hardened, tempestuous Johnny. To Johnny’s amazement, the defeated Prince Benjamin presents him with his cousin, the beautiful and spiritual Princess Irisa, as a final gesture of surrender. Johnny is stunned when he feels immediate, intense empathy for the fragile little Princess with the enormous, terrified sapphire eyes. When those eyes meet his for the first time, he knows his world has changed forever. The sheltered Princess Irisa wonders how she can ever live alongside the depraved Temujis, yet as her eyes meet Johnny’s she immediately feels their magical connection and knows that, somehow, she is destined for this mercurial, beautiful man.
Irisa is left at Johnny’s mercy in an alien culture to acclimatise to a life of seeming debauchery. As she gets to know Johnny and his kind, sensitive best friend, Jake, she learns more about their wild, sensual lives and the infamous harem of women that caters for their every desire. Her bond with Johnny deepens, but the sexual rituals of the harem cause passionate arguments that threaten to destroy her feisty, yet sensitive, spirit; can love really be enough to overcome their seemingly insurmountable differences? As Johnny unearths the tender, spiritual love deep within him and Irisa discovers the depth of passion and desire in her, can they compromise for the sake of nurturing their profound connection? Despite their impetuous, self-willed natures can they fulfil their soulmate bond? Or will their union prove impossible and their love devastate them both?
What readers are saying about Garden of Lilies:
“A fantastic read! It’s such a sensual love story with wonderfully developed characters and a gripping, beautiful storyline. I am a fan already and can’t wait for the story to continue.”
“Really sensual love story, enjoyed it immensely, looking forward to the sequel!!”
“An erotically charged spiritual journey between two souls. Really beautiful story and I hope there will be a sequel!”
Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.
But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.
Grieving from the death of his wife, Lord Colin Campbell listens to the cries of his newborn son whilst penning a missive to the king. With no marriage prospects, Colin petitions his majesty for help in finding a stepmother. Never again will he fall in love—the death of a woman brings more pain than losing a whole contingent of men on the battlefield.
Feisty, quick tongued and smart, Margaret Robinson is delighted when her father receives a messenger from the king…until she discovers what news he brings. In a sennight, she will wed the notorious Black Knight—her life is about to end.
Tension builds during the wedding and deteriorates from there…until an accident draws them together. Just when their love begins to blossom, a dire request arrives from the Pope. Colin must join the Crusades at once.
Their fragile love is forced to withstand the seductions of hell—Margaret tempted by a scoundrel laird—Colin courted by Satan himself. Aye, the war for Christendom could very well ruin their dreams forever.
Handsome, rich and highly intelligent, Peter Gerard seems destined for a brilliant career in the US diplomatic service…
Joining him on his first foreign assignment will be his fiancée, the beautiful Cynthia Barbee.
But in one day, Peter’s plans are suddenly shattered.
First, by the news that a plot against the government has been uncovered in his home town, Simonton, Connecticut.
Then, by Cynthia’s cruel refusal to join Peter in Simonton for the winter, where the State Department and FBI now plan to send him on a top secret mission.
Angered and deeply hurt, Peter rejects Cynthia and announces that he’d marry the first girl he met rather than crawl back to her…
Ever since a motor accident left her older brother, Noah, both a widower and an invalid, the lovely but lonely Nancy Jones has devoted her life to him.
Seeing him tormented by her sacrifice, she convinces Noah that she does indeed have a life of her own by claiming to be engaged.
So when she chances upon Peter Gerard and hears his announcement, Nancy soon finds herself asking if he’d marry her.
This daring question will have astonishing consequences for all involved.
For, much to Nancy’s surprise, Peter agrees.
What follows is a story of romance and intrigue, as the two newlyweds return to Simonton with a cover for their hasty marriage.
But in this peaceful little town – where everyone is both a friend and a suspect – will Peter be able to confide in Nancy and reveal the details of his secret mission?
With blackmail, night-time prowlers and bloodshed eclipsing their ‘honeymoon’, Peter and Nancy’s impulsive agreement proves to be much more dangerous and reckless than they imagined…
A Key To Many Doors is a thrill-packed tale of mystery, romance and rebellion with an explosive and satisfying climax.
Praise for Emilie Loring
‘I encourage all fans of romance to make Ms. Loring’s acquaintance’ – The Scruffy Dog Review
‘Stunning romantic tale’ – Holly Kinsella
Emilie Baker Loring was an American romance novelist of the 20th century. She was raised in an atmosphere of publishing, writing and dramatics and her other novels include Throw Wide the Door, Follow Your Heart and Spring Always Comes.