Back when Natie was a biker club’s girl, she’d get attached to every cheating throttle jockey who gave her the time of day. Rinse and repeat. At thirty-seven, it seems she still hasn’t learned. A handsome wolf in leathers like Dirty would eat her alive, then walk into the bar the next night and treat her like yesterday’s drink. It’s not as if he can help it, and Natie can’t help but let him. About a year ago, when Dirty’s pack plowed through the local biker gang like a buzz saw, he lost a few brain cells in a massive hemorrhage. Now he’s got CRS—can’t remember squat. Natie? He never forgot her name, nor the curves that make him sweat. When Dirty finally gets her alone, he recognizes his mate. This is more than a case of potential morning-after awkward. If he can’t remember who she is before he can imprint on her, it’ll not only break her heart, it could break him. If you’re looking for “mating trope” with fleshed out characters in a steamy romance novella that won’t leave your hanging at the end, read this HEA PNR treat.
Caroline Jane (CJ) Ellison has a gift for analysis. When a Wall Street deal goes bad, the choice between prison or the Interstellar Brides Program is a no-brainer. She'll go. She'll leave Earth, her past, and her mistakes behind. The decision is logical, not emotional. Until she wakes up on another world with a huge Atlan Warlord, her matched mate, refusing to claim her. Warlord Rezzer is contaminated. Weak. The Hive captured him and stole his soul, his very beast. A mate is out of the question when he can't become what he was born to be, a beast, her mate, her protector. Forced into the Brides Program testing against his will, Rezzer has no intention of claiming the beautiful, sassy female who arrives on the Colony. The Hive stole his beast, but not his honor. He vows to give her to another, a worthy male, a beast who is whole -- one not hunted by the Hive as part of a dangerous new experiment to win the war. CJ takes one look at the wounded warrior before her and knows she will never be able to let him walk away. He's hers now, her perfect match. And if that means she has to seduce the beast or face off with the Hive to save him...that's exactly what she's going to do. She lived her life following the rules. With everything on the line, it's time to break them.
Pepper Pace's interracial fairytale is the story of Beast; a Marine with a destroyed face and a plus sized beauty who has identity issues. A lesson learned is that beauty is not what is on the outside...In this romance that is taken from the Beauty and the Beasts' fairytale, it will leave you questioning 'who is the beauty and who is the beast?'
Ella is the last of a dying breed of humans that live hidden deep in the forests of Washington State. All of her life, she has heard horror stories about the Others, the beasts that live beyond the safety of the mountains. In ancient times, humans and the Others lived together in peace, but a great battle divided them and the shape-shifting species won the war. Ty Bearclaw, a grizzly shifter, is the curator at the Washington State Animal Sanctuary, Research, and Observation Center (WSASROC). A call from a rancher about an unusual animal causing havoc along the borders of the National Forest brings him to the Olympic Mountain National Park. Ty is furious when he discovers that the rancher has placed a trap to capture the creature on government-protected property. His shock soon turns to horror and confusion when he locates the wounded ‘animal.’ Ty finds more than he expects when a human, thought to be extinct, turns up in the trap. What is even more confusing is his bear’s reaction to the female. When word escapes about his discovery, Ty must fight to protect the unusual woman who is more than an oddity – she is his mate! Can Ty keep Ella alive and safe from a shifter obsessed with adding her to his private collection? Not only that, can he protect her when his own government threatens to take her away from him?
A Caged Beast... Captured, tortured and left at death's door, an injection managed to save Finn's life and opened up a whole new world. He's no longer merely human. There's a beast buried inside him just waiting to emerge. Finn can't remember what happened with the hunters, but the beast will never forget. A Mate's Love... Laura's mate is dead. She found him tortured and bleeding out, already knocking at death's door. She couldn't save him, and it nearly killed her to leave him behind. She kissed his lips, offering comfort and love even as he left her. Now, only one thing matters. Killing every hunter she can find. Mine... Memories have been surfacing for Finn. The blood, the pain, and the soft kiss of a woman meant to be his. He remembers her tears despite the fact she left him to die. He vows to find her. Neither of them is ready for the inferno that ignites when they finally come face to face. With one touch, she unleashes the beast, and nothing will ever be the same.
After two of her brothers are killed in battle with the relentless alien menace that threatens the entire Interstellar Coalition, Sarah Mills volunteers to join the fight in an effort to bring home her last surviving brother. When she is mistakenly processed as a bride rather than a soldier, however, she rejects the match. But her mate has other ideas… Dax is an Atlan warlord, and like all the men of his race, a primal beast lurks within him, ready to emerge in the fury of battle or the heat of the mating fever. When he learns that his bride has chosen to fight on the front lines rather than share his bed, he sets out to track her down and take what the beast demands. Sarah is none too pleased when a massive brute claiming to be her mate arrives suddenly in the midst of a battle, and her displeasure turns to fury when Dax’s presence disrupts her mission and leads to the capture of her brother. But after her commanding officer refuses to authorize a rescue mission, Sarah’s best hope of saving the only family she has left is to accept Dax’s offer to help, even if that means giving herself to him in return. Though he is thrilled to have located his wayward bride, Dax quickly discovers that Sarah is nothing like the meek, submissive women of his world. If he wants her, he will have to tame her, with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom if necessary. But Dax doesn’t just want Sarah, he needs her. Can she satisfy the fearsome beast within him before he loses control completely? Publisher’s Note: Mated to the Beast is a stand-alone book set in the same world as Assigned a Mate, Mated to the Warriors, Claimed by Her Mates, and Taken by Her Mates. It is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Megan Simmons is a soldier sent into space to protect Earth as a member of the Coalition Fleet. After eighteen months of ruthless fighting on a Hive controlled planet, she is separated from her unit, lost and trapped behind enemy lines. Nyko of Atlan never hesitates to charge into battle against Hive scum. Seeing a soldier in trouble, he follows routine, ripping his enemies to shreds to save the human. When that warrior turns out to be a beautiful and curvy female, the beast he's been fighting suddenly breaks free and growls one simple demand...MINE.
Callan Lyons is a genetic experiment. One of six fighting for freedom and the survival of their Pride. Merinus Tyler is the reporter who will tempt him, draw him, until the fury of the "mating frenzy" locks them into a battle of sexual heat there is no escape from. Deception, blood, and the evil Genetics Council are hot on their trail. Callan will use his strength to try and save them both...and do all in his power to keep his woman in the process.
Amid the lovely roses and razor-sharp thorns, love tangles between beasts and beauties in the romantic tale that transcends time... Five novels retell the classic story of Beauty and the Beast, each with its own twist. Meet a dark-elf prince, a dragonian princess, a brooding vigilante, mighty superheroes, and futuristic guards, and watch as Beast meets Beauty, falling in love across fantasy, science fiction, and romantic suspense. Each of these novels is only available as part of this set, so don't miss them: enter the enchanted castle and break the spell today!
"The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope, love, and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses. Romping through the fantastic with big-hearted ease, these stories cut to the core of what it means to navigate family, faith, and longing"--Provided by publisher.
Wildcat shifter Eric Warden, the leader of his pack, finds his protective side taking over when he meets Iona Duncan, a half-Shifter wildcat who hasn't acknowledged her true nature or mating hunger, which could kill her. Original.
Patience never thought that finding out who she really was, would bring out some long-lost enemies. At the age of twenty-two, Patience was at the top of her game. She dominated every extra curriculum activities in college and was ready to walk across the stage as a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Texas, in a couple of weeks. She had great friends and a supportive aunt. Everything was going fine until something unexplainable happens at her last track meet. Aunt Lurita tries to explain to her why she was so different, but Patience didn't believe her. She thought that a quick getaway with her friends will get her mind off the all her troubles. The trip turned out to be more confusing and added on to the things that she was running away from. Patience became a part of a world that she didn't know exist. Patience reunites with the family that was lost in her memories. She also finds out that she is a wolf and a Guardian(witch) of the Southern Territories. She inherits her parents gifts and they are uncontrollable together. Patience brothers try to train her to be one with her wolf, but her Guardian side does not want to take the back seat. She is forced to live through nightmares of her parents' death and the secrets that her Aunt Lurita been holding in for years. To makes matters worse, she has to mate with a man she doesn't know. But, Xavier remembers her and have no plans on letting her go. Xavier was born and raised to become a leader. After his father's death, Xavier took his father spot on the board of Alphas and was giving the southern territory to run. Many didn't think that he was able to do it because of his age, but no one challenge him for it. Patience was promised to him growing up. On the day that it was to be announce, she was taking from him, along with her parents. He tried his hardest to move on, but he couldn't replace his Queen. He was going to give into the Elders and mate with another woman in the pack. But, a disturbance at the sheriff station put a stop to them plans. His Queen was alive and well. He was ready to do whatever it takes to keep her by his side. The Elders disagree with his choice, and that didn't stop him from making her his. Xavier knew that Patience parents were killed because of the power the possess as a couple. He was prepared to walk that road with her. Even if he had to reveal his secrets to the world. Xavier tries to show Patience that he is her protector. But, with the blood of an Alpha running through her veins, made it hard for her to relinquish that control. When tragedy hits the family, Patience becomes what they all fear. Will Patience overcome this with Xavier's love or will she give in to the other.
I've been taken by a fierce alien warrior, and my life is no longer my own. My name is Laylah. On my eighteenth birthday, the Kleaxians attacked and killed all the human males aboard the Stargazer. The females were kept as mates or slaves. I was taken as a mate. Lucky me. The huge alien who claimed me is called Prince Kenan. He says he'll never let me go--that we are bonded for life. When I defy him, he punishes me in the most humiliating ways imaginable. But sometimes he's tender and loving. I try to be good so he doesn't hurt me. I don't know what scares me more--that I'll never escape Prince Kenan...or that I'm starting to fall for my captor. Publisher's Note: Kenan's Mate is a DARK sci-fi alien romance, containing explicit scenes and themes of power exchange, as well as scenes some readers may find triggering or disturbing. If such dark subject matter offends you, please do not buy this book. This title originally appeared in the Human Surrender box set, however this version has been *significantly* expanded to include several new chapters.
The legend of the Paka Watu... Ever since she was a young girl, Abby Lane can't resist the allure of a catshifter tribe forced to repress their beasts. On a trip to Africa, she discovers a coveted piece of information-the name the pride leader assumed when he left his home-and she traces his lineage to his descendent. The sleeping lion... Utah Pearce can't keep his gaze off the woman who slips into the bar every night. Though not his usual type, she brings out the possessive instinct in him, making him battle with himself as he tries to stay away. Mine... Abby's research never prepared her for the reality in front of her. The beast is waking, and Utah is changing in ways both exciting and terrifying. He is possessive and dominant, and when he finally claims her, neither of them will ever be the same.
A malfunctioning escape vessel, a deserted planet, and an angry warrior… Sarah’s vacation isn’t turning out like she planned. When a false alarm and a faulty life boat send her plummeting to an empty planet with an alien stranger, she knows the trouble has only just begun. Nyxant is an enigma, silent and commanding. And while he makes her heart pound with heated glances and stolen touches, their differences may prove stronger than the pull between them. The planet may be devoid of intelligent life, but the sinister jungle beckons. A trek through the trees and vines will be dangerous, but it may be the only chance either Sarah or Nyxant has for survival. Soon Sarah finds that unforgiving terrain may be the least of her worries. Nyxant is full of secrets. His silence may risk their lives while his touch ignites her soul. She is left with one certainty. The only way to survive is to work together before the planet eats them alive.
Tarzan - as Lord Greystoke - is settled in civilized London. But two of his enemies, Nikolas Rokoff and henchman Alexis Paulvitch, are on his trail. The pair abducts Jane -- and Tarzan's son, Jack. Tarzan himself is stranded on a desert island, but with the help of Sheeta the panther and Akut the great ape he makes it back to the mainland. There he meets Mugambi, the giant chief of the Wagambi tribe, who becomes Tarzan's lifelong friend and ally. The group heads into the deep jungle after the kidnappers -- and when Tarzan finds them he lets the beast inside him wreck his vengeance. Quotes from the book: “We are, all of us, creatures of habit, and when the seeeming necessity for schooling ourselves in new ways ceases to exist, we fall naturally and easily into the manner and customs which long usage has implanted ineradicably within us.” “The entire affair is shrouded in mystery,” said D'Arnot. “I have it on the best of authority that neither the police nor the special agents of the general staff have the faintest conception of how it was accomplished. All they know, all that anyone knows, is that Nikolas Rokoff has escaped.” “The ape-man swung himself lightly to the deck. About him, but at a respectful distance, stood a half-dozen sailors armed with rifles and revolvers. Facing him was Paulvitch.” Readers' reviews: “If you want to know what great pulp fiction is like, read Edgar Rice Burroughs.” (Scott Rachul, goodreads.com) “Any fans of the Tarzan books will like this book as much if not more than the first two.” (Justin Anthony, goodreads.com) “This is probably my favorite Tarzan book so far. Lots of diversity and action.” (Isaac, goodreads.com)
A Primal Panther... An injection of a feral virus surges through his veins, trapping him in the skin of his animal. He's fighting for dominance, struggling not to lose himself to the beast. There's only one thing that can save him, one person who can help set him free. A Mate's Love... Diane left everything she knew behind to follow the Professor into the unknown. Now, she lives among people she never knew existed and fights daily to keep them alive and healthy. She's felt a spark with Zane since the day he arrived, but his avoidance leaves her guessing. Mine... As the virus rages, only the touch of a mate can rescue the man trapped inside, leading Diane down a path she feels ill-prepared to take. If she's not his mate, Zane might just kill her. If she is, then she's the only one with a chance at saving the beast.
Teresa Medeiros makes her hardcover debut in this magnificently sensual and romantic tale filled with passion, humor, and suspense. It is the unforgettable story of two indomitable characters whose love affair is the stuff of which legends are made.... Gwendolyn Wilder did not believe in dragons. But the superstitious villagers of Ballybliss did, and so Gwendolyn found herself bound to a post as a sacrificial offering to the Dragon who haunted the ruins of Castle Weyrcraig. Fifteen years earlier, someone had betrayed the Laird of Weyrcraig and his handsome young heir to the English for a thousand pounds in gold. Now the Dragon was demanding that very amount. The frightened Highlanders hoped that instead of gold, the fair virgin would satisfy the beast's insatiable appetite. As for Gwendolyn, she never doubted that the so-called Dragon was a fraud. She knew there was a perfectly good explanation for the mysterious lights seen flickering in the crumbling castle and the unsettling sound of bagpipes drifting through the glens. But as she waited for whoever-or whatever-to claim his prize, she could not help trembling as a furious storm lashed about her...and she saw what appeared to be dark wings and a stream of silver smoke emerge from the shadows. Rumor had it that the Dragon could take the form of a man, and so he did with Gwendolyn-a man who would not show her his face. He carried her into his lair and made her his prisoner, his pampered pet. And while she didn't expect to be eaten by the fire-breathing Dragon of Weyrcraig, neither did she expect to be warmed by his sensuous caresses or devoured by his passionate kisses. The Dragon had demanded gold and the fools had given him this golden-haired maiden. She was the very last thing he expected-and now there was no way he could let her go. She could never know that he was no monster but a flesh-and-blood man who had just laid eyes on the one woman who could slay him. Still, this supremely handsome man of devastating virility was more dangerous than any dragon. He would take it upon himself to enchant the practical Gwendolyn as she had enchanted him. He would weave a spell of sensuous magic around her that would defy all her commonsense notions and tempt her to believe in something even more unlikely than dragons and more powerful than the past that threatened them both-true love. From the Hardcover edition.
While trying to free his fellow Impure vampires, Gray Donohue must help Dillon, who, after nearly being killed by the senator she was assigned to protect, needs him to control the jaguar within her since he is the only one strong enough--and passionate enough--to tame her shift. Original. 40,000 first printing.