Book #3 of The Variant Conspiracy
by Christine Hart
Book #3 of The Variant Conspiracy
by Christine Hart
Title: Captivate Me
Series: Ravage MC Book 5
Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Cover Design: Melissa Gill @MGbookcovers
Photographer: Sara Eirew
Now it all comes down to this moment: a day of reckoning. After all, now they know the cause of all the turmoil their lives have become. And only one thing is on their minds: vengeance.
As with everything else, revenge comes at a price. And sometimes, the cost is far greater than one can bear.
Can they live with their choices and the consequences?
Or will the entire club feel more pain and loss?
** Please note, this is the final, full-length novel in the Ravage Motorcycle Club series. It is told from several different points of view, including but not limited to Buzz, Bella, Breaker, Pops, and Ma. Of course, in true Ryan Michele fashion, there are twists, turns, suspense, and action to keep you on your toes and the pages flying. Add in a feisty romance with alpha male hotness, including a m/f/m ménage scene, and like all the Ravage novels, it is intended for mature audiences only. **
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Ryan Michele found her passion in making fictional characters come to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible and has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.
She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and many more romances. And whether it’s bikers, wolf shifters, mafia, or beyond, Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.
When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.
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Series: Spasm Rockers #1
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Some people call it puppy love,
But I know the truth.
Even though we were kids, too young to know better,
I was absolutely head-over-heels in love with Cody Jamison.
There wasn’t a moment in my life that he wasn’t a part of.
There wasn’t a part of me that didn’t belong to him.
And just as I was about to tell him…
Shattering my heart into pieces.
But now, he’s back.
Just like that.
But, we’re no longer those bright-eyed little kids we once were.
He just re-emerged,
Claiming a spot as the lead guitarist in my brother’s band,
As if nothing ever changed.
But it did.
Everything’s different now.
And I won’t let this asshole strum his way back in,
Reclaiming my heart,
Not without an explanation.
He’s going to have to work for it,
Cody Jamison can’t have me,
Until I have the truth.
CJ led me down the spiral staircase and back onto the first floor. We found a room down the hall that was away from all the noise and not nearly as crowded. It felt more private and comfortable. There was a small bar in the back of the room and CJ sat me down on the plush couch as he went over and ordered our drinks. Things were getting a little hazy and I hoped I didn’t embarrass myself again by drinking too much.
As he strode back to me, heat flared from in between my thighs. It’d been a while since I’d had sex and my body was quickly reminding me of the deep attraction I had to Cody Jamison. He shot me his infamous smirk and I almost melted on the spot.
“Someone will be over with our drinks shortly. So what did you really think about the performance tonight?” He inched closer to me on the couch and his fingers lightly brushed the hem of my dress.
“Um, it was really good. I love when Alexis leads, especially with something as powerful as “Liar.” It really touches a spot deep down in my soul, makes me feel invincible.”
“Good to know. Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret, we’ve written three more songs and I hope you can come to our practice tomorrow at Reg’s so you can hear them and give me your honest opinion. You keep shit real with me, Shan. I really appreciate that about you.”
Omg he wants to know what I think about his music? I think the alcohol in my system was causing my brain to malfunction and overreact.“Well, I like things about you too; just wish I could get to know you better. Get to know this CJ.” Crap, did I just say that out loud?
“Here are your drinks, sir.” The waiter handed CJ a glass of amber liquid, whiskey I assume, and handed me a fruity frozen drink with a purple umbrella and a fruit kabob. I took a sip and it tasted like paradise. I tried to inhale it and a pain struck me in the head.
“Slow down, killer. You’re not invincible to brain freeze.” He laughed. His voice was raspy and deep. I wish his laugh would never stop.
I rubbed my temples for a moment, and then slowly sipped paradise again. I uncrossed my legs, then slowly re-crossed them, as he watched my every move. “Shannon, I’m not gonna beat around the fucking bush. I want you. There are things I’d like to do to you, that you probably wouldn’t be able to handle.”
In shock, I slouched back on the couch, mouth agape, trying to find the words to say, but I froze. He slid closer to me and ran his fingers over my thighs, discreetly lifting the cotton material as he bunched it up on my lap. His fingers grazed the inside of my thigh, and then swiped across the lace material covering my mound and I suddenly tensed. “CJ—”
“Tell me no, and I’ll stop, Shannon.” His eyes darkened with desire as he carefully searched mine for a response. “Good, don’t move.”
Niquel is a self diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.
When she’s not busy taking care of her two little girls, she’s writing or creating graphics or you can find her binge watching TV with her significant other.
Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.
Fallon McQueen needs a date to her ex-husband’s wedding…yesterday.
CRAZY FOR YOU
A Christmas in Starlight Hill Novella
Releasing November 15th, 2016
Fallon McQueen needs a date to her ex-husband’s wedding…yesterday. The pickings at the speed dating events she’s attended are slim indeed. She needs someone remarkable to impress her ex.
And then she meets…Santa Claus.
Jack Cooper was simply trying to do a good deed and now he has a hot, but batshit crazy blonde asking him to be her date to a destination wedding.
But if Jack is going to help, they’re going to do it his way.
Bell writes humor, heat and heart contemporary romances with sexy Alpha every
day heroes. She promises readers love, laughter, and a happily ever after.
early onset stage fright crushed dreams of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status,
Heatherly tackled writing in 2004. A steady stream of teenagers (hers) and
their angst impeded her progress, but she sold her first book in 2013. Now the
people and voices that occupy her head refuse to leave. She no longer sings
unless you count randomly bursting into song to annoy her children (and the
Her second passion is crime, and Heatherly maintains
she could be a detective and a criminal’s worst nightmare. She watches Dateline
every Friday night, and has solved many local cases, including the case of the
Late Teenager and the case of the Missing Keys (recurring).
lives in northern California with her family, including two beagles, one who
can say ‘hello’ and the other who can feel a pea through several pillows.
Title: Stronger With Us
Series: Strength Series #3
Author: JA Hensley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2016
Cover Photo: Eric David Battershell
Cover Model: Burton Hughes
Cover Design: Kate Roth
According to Christin Jamesson, men are only necessary for one thing. The bedroom. She loves men, maybe a little too much, she just doesn’t trust them with her heart–never has. When her best friend asks for help planning a Vegas wedding, Christin only hopes she can avoid the man who once rocked her world, then promptly disappeared.
Jude Schaefer has been a playboy most of his adult life. He swears no woman will ever hold the key to his heart. When his brother announces that he’s getting married, Jude knows he’ll have to face the only woman he hasn’t been able to completely erase from his mind.
With a brutal hangover and blossoming feelings they never expected waking them up after a wild night they have to ask themselves… Does what happens in Vegas really stay there? Will they continue living their lives alone, free of commitment and full of cynicism or will they find that they are stronger together?
He drops the towel from around his waist, and I can see that he’s getting ready to go again. I can’t tear my eyes away from the V of his abs and the proud cock that’s pointing at me.
“Keep looking at me like that and we’ll never leave this room,” he says as he stalks toward me. I know I should put a stop to this, but I can’t make myself say the words. Unfortunately, my body wants this more than I’ve wanted anything in my life.
“I don’t have any plans today,” I whisper as I take his shirt off and throw it aside.
“That’s good because there is so much more I want to do to you.” He climbs on top of me, pushing my legs apart as he uses his dick to rub my clit. It doesn’t take much to get me wet and then he’s slamming into me.
“Yes!” we cry out at the same time as his balls slap my ass. He thrusts in and out a couple of times before stopping.
“See, isn’t this better than fighting?” he asks before pulling out to the tip and hovering there.
I stare at him, waiting for him to move. He stares back but doesn’t do anything. I wiggle my ass a little, and he shakes his head.
“Answer me or I won’t give you what you so obviously want,” he says with a smirk.text here
J.A. Hensley’s debut novel, Wedding Dreams, was named an Amazon Erotica Best Seller. She loves smut of all kinds and is a reader first. J.A. is constantly working on a new project, whether it’s writing or working in her craft room. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and daughter, and spends her days teaching college students about social work and human sexuality.
ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Shifter Cash Burns vanished from her life ten years ago, but when an assassin closes in on Brynn McKenzie, Cash is her only chance to stay alive.
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With the lives of her two loves on the line, will Mina be forced out of the light of her new life and back into the shade of her past?
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The Fates etched Rafe & Mina’s destiny in stone long ago. Now, one twisted wolf seeks to destroy them both. Will he succeed or will Mina and Rafe’s bond be strong enough to survive?
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Lady X has to escape her Dark Warlock father. To do so, she travels into the past and slams into a hunky wizard with an agenda.
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From the moment Oceanus von Stein, second-in-command to the Patchwork family, caught sight of Taegan Conner, daughter of the leader of the Wolves, he knew he would never love another. Only now, she has been promised in marriage to another, an arrangement to strengthen her family’s alliances–and she gets no say in the matter. Can they find a way to be together, or will they both always be two Broken Pieces?
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Gareth Cadell fights to save the survival of his red dragon clan. He -didn’t expect to find his soul mate in the process. Can he end up saving them both?
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Brodie has waited centuries for his mate and Payton is more than he could have ever expected, particularly when she challenges him at every turn.
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Two brothers. Best friends. Immortals. One woman – the subject of their mutual obsession. Immortals can hold a grudge for a very long time.
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Sleepless nights, a man haunting her every thought, his voice calling, begging, needing…her…
Not even the Universe has the answers and time is running out…
The Fate of her dragon may be the death of them all!
Gena D. Lutz — Created Darkly, a Kris Chase novel
Necromancer Kris Chase’s purpose is simple. Blindly raise the dead for the primary elite, selfnecro-governed group, the Center. The problem is, she couldn’t care less about what the Center expects from her. Instead, she is more content with snuffing out the life-force from every vile creature she can get her hands on; the same monsters her brethren indiscriminately create… for the right price.
Diane Rinella — Moonlight Serenade
Instead of leading Dale to the woman of his dreams, a psychic guides him to a lucky charm–Glenn Miller’s guitar pick. Does the key to Dale’s happiness lie with the famous bandleader or the deceased rocker of the same name? Maybe the ghost in the grey fedora knows …
Aubree Lane — Catamount Ridge
Exactly what’s happening up on Catamount Ridge was a mystery, but with the mountain lions acting so strange, it fell Jessie and Derek to track down the elusive beasts. The cats odd behavior was troublesome, but Jessie has a bigger problem on her hands. For in the light of day, Derek seems far more dangerous than any normal mountain lion.
A.K. Michaels — The Black Rose Chronicles, Deceit and Lies
The Black Rose is a highly trained assassin. Her newest assignment is the mysterious, enigmatic and deadly Vampire, Cassius Allarde and she has to decide if he warrants her execution. Will she survive her meeting with the mighty Vampire?
PM Briede — The Fate of Demons
Her entire reality is threatened when Octavia Howard is forced to work with the one creature she fights to protect her home from, demons.
Jami Brumfield — Bear-i-licious Cowboy
Ashlee has given up on love, despite her best friend’s insistence that she get back into the game. When she is forced to attend a dating mixer she discovers a world that was hidden from her, a dangerous world full of supernatural creatures she never imagined were real. Tucker is an alpha bear more concerned with protecting his pack than finding a mate, but his goddess has other plans and forces him to choose a woman to call his own.
Amanda Washington – Lucky Blow
When an enslaved demigod earns her freedom, but loses the one thing that matters more, she’ll have to join forces with an old flame and steal from a cast of powerful gods to get it back.
Wynter Daniels — Spirited Seduction
Ryan’s murdered sister’s ghost appears to him to warn him that her friend Emily will be next. Emily shunned her psychic abilities after she became the target of a killer while working with the police years ago, but she can’t ignore her friend’s dire message from beyond the grave. Despite their differences, passion sizzles between the couple until sinister, unseen forces threaten to tear them apart forever. *previously published
Nicole Garcia – Reckless Descent
Will one fallen angel’s drastic mistake result in spending the rest of his eternal life in damnation, or will he be set free from the shackles of Hell and finally experience the love he has always been waiting for?
Michele E. Gwynn — Darkest Communion
Torn from his beloved by jealousy, and cursed to walk the night alone for eight-hundred lonely years, a dark and twisted love triangle comes full circle in Bucharest, Romania for a vampire, a gypsy, and the woman they both desire.
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Her Hearts Protector
by: Caitlyn O’Leary
It’s the worst case scenario for David Sloane as a Military Policeman. An earthquake has rocked Las Flores, leaving devastation in its wake. The local government leans heavily on David to lead the manhunt to recapture the escaped convicts.
In the midst of the chaos, former army nurse Sarah Kyle arrives with the International Aid Workers. As David comes face to face with the woman he’s never forgotten, danger continues to escalate as the desperate prisoners do anything they can leave the island.
When conditions deteriorate will these former lovers survive, let alone have the happily ever after they deserve?
by: Daisy Philips
Cat Conroy had fallen for a bad boy before and it hadn’t ended well. Scott Weston was trouble with a capital T. He claimed to be a CPA but in Cat’s experience, accountants rarely carried guns to work.
Undercover FBI agent Scott loved Cat from the moment he met her. Unfortunately, the lies he had to tell were driving them apart. Would she be able to forgive him when the truth finally came out?
by: Elle Boon
Hailey’s tired of seeing men she considers her brothers nearly killed. The Navy was the one place she considered home, until now.
Maddox is used to playing cat and mouse, his job is to keep the United States safe from terrorists. However, the ends always outweighed his own needs. Only this time, with Hailey’s life hanging in the balance it wasn’t the same.
As threats escalate, and Hailey is placed under his care 24/7 will he be able to keep things professional? Or will it all fall apart as secrets are uncovered and the threats are closer than either thought?
In His Custody
by: Fiona Archer
English teacher Mercy Jones has sworn off men, especially the edgy ones. So why does the new substitute history teacher have to be dangerous, raw, and challenging—on every level? His uncompromising masculinity and questioning mind captivate Mercy, tempting her to risk her heart.
Detective Aidan Shaw is a cynical bastard. But when working undercover to eradicate a high school drug network, Aidan meets an intelligent, feisty blonde. Mercy’s warmth and generous spirit awaken a part of him buried deep for too long.
But as he closes in on the criminals manipulating innocents for profit, the stakes grow ever higher.
by: Holly S. Roberts
Street Justice combines a sexy alpha cop, a bohemian woman with a heart of gold, and a half-Shepard half-Poodle mix with a leg-humping need to prove who’s top dog in the neighborhood. With suspense, humor, and steamy romance Street Justice will have your alpha-cop fantasies on full alert.
by: Jenika Snow
I had no choice but to come back. I knew I’d run into Law, my bear-shifting ex, and the man I still loved.
I thought I could move on.
I was wrong.
Now she’s back, and it’s my chance to show her I can be the man she deserves.
The Lawman’s Lover
by: Lori King
A divorcee whose broken dreams are buried so deep she can’t remember where she put them.
A Deputy Sheriff with a mountain of responsibilities weighing him down.
A fling. No strings attached. No plans for the future.
Until someone’s heart gets broken.
Find out how Deputy Colby Bricker and waitress Elizabeth Newcomer take their shared past and build a new future, in this sister story to the Crawley Creek Ranch Series.
by: Lynne St. James
Ethan Price thought a job as a small-town police detective in Willow Haven would be easy after five years as a pilot in the Air Force. Then a rash of break-ins puts the entire department on alert and the woman he loves at risk.
Anna Taggart is smart, stubborn, independent, and doesn’t think she needs anyone. Having her heart broken before, she refuses to give in to her feelings for Ethan no matter how hard he pursues her.
Will Ethan be able to convince Anna life is too short not to love?
Seducing the Detective
by: Sherri Hayes
When Detective Janey Davis is sent to the small town of Liberty to consult on a recently discovered John Doe, she’s paired up with Deputy Kyle Reed. She’s run into his type before—handsome, overly confident, and he has the ladies fawning all over him. It should be easy to resist her attraction to him. If only someone would tell that to her heart.
by: Sydney Lea
Undercover FBI agent Nikolai has been treading a fine line between right and wrong for the last few years and everything he has worked for is thrown into utter chaos the moment he risks it all to save Harper. Harper’s life has just been turned upside down, and now she must rely on the one man who has been lying to her from the moment they met.
Can they overcome all the dirty lies told between them?