“It was as if my life had been marked by her absence…” Sensual, dangerous, provocative — step into a daring new world of dark magic, primal attraction, and breathtaking romance.
Julian Rousseaux has a problem. He’s single, and for the world’s wealthiest vampires, the social season is about to begin. Julian would rather stake himself than participate in the marriage market. But as the eldest, eligible Rousseaux he’s expected to find a wife before the season ends—whether he likes it or not.
When cellist Thea literally stumbles into his life at a gala, he knows she's the last person he could ever fall in love with. She's too innocent, too kind, and way too human. But now that she knows about his world, she's also a walking target. She needs protection. He needs a fake girlfriend to discourage overzealous vampire matchmaking.
So, Julian makes Thea an irresistible offer: pretend to be his lover and he’ll change her life. For one year, they’ll attend the season’s social events together in exchange for his protection and a way out of her mother’s crippling medical debt.
She can’t say no. But the vampire world is impossibly decadent and darker than Thea ever imagined, and Julian’s filthy rich vampire family wants her out of the way. But with each moment they share, new dangers emerge: a desire as forbidden as their stolen touches, an awakening of a long-dead heart, and secrets that could tear them both apart.
Pro hockey player Archer Holt is taking his charm and swagger from the ice to the...sand? One of sixteen players competing to be the last man standing on a new reality show, he’s all in until he finds out the meaning behind the show’s title—Exiled.
Before I was a pro hockey player, I was an Eagle Scout. I can tie knots, build shelters and fish like nobody’s business, making me the perfect choice to represent my team on a reality show set on a primitive tropical island. I can endure scorching heat, tough competitions and torrential rainfall—no problem. But when I find out who my partner is, I’m not so sure I’ll survive being stranded on an island with her.
Archer Holt broke my heart eight years ago. Now he’s rich and famous, and I’m a high school English teacher in our hometown. When I’m offered the chance to compete for half a million dollars by outlasting fifteen other teams on an island with my selfish jerk of an ex, I jump at it, because that money can change not just my life, but my family’s. Besides, I’m long over Archer.
Or so I thought.
He’s twenty years her senior, but age is just a number when you’ve found the woman who intrigues you.
Marilyn Jones is a survivor. Her childhood was anything but picture-perfect. In fact, it was nothing short of complete chaos and trauma. She's working hard to be the complete opposite of her upbringing. But no matter how hard you try to get away from it, the past always has a way of coming back around.
When an opportunity shows up at her doorstep, she knows she must pivot her life to accept this new future.
The President of the Nasty Bastards MC has always loved his life just as it is. So, when his past showed up a few years ago, it was a shocking but welcome addition to his life, something he accepted wholeheartedly.
When his eyes land on Marilyn, he knows that his life is missing something. Maybe it isn’t so perfect, just the way that it is. The lives they lead are full of heartache and pain. But their futures don’t have to be, do they?
A moment of clarity is all that Prez needs to know what he wants, who he wants. But Marilyn is too busy trying to shield her battered heart to take the blind leap forward. Will she realize what she not only wants but needs before it’s too late?
She doesn’t know I’ve been waiting for her. I’ve been planning since I first laid eyes on her. Now’s my chance. Save the day and get my woman. That’s the plan…if only it were that easy.
They were going to throw me in jail for something I didn’t do. Now, I’m free and clear and I just want to move on with my life. I was only supposed to be going out to celebrate. Not getting sucked back into this mess by a man who I just don’t know how to say no to. I’m breaking all of my rules for him, but I’ll learn so is he.
It all starts with an offer. A Million to Blow…
Warning: This title is a re-release of Blue's website exclusive Forever. It's been totally rewritten with over 100 pages of new content.
*This is Book 1 in the A Million Series from bestselling, award winning author Blue Saffire. This is a spinoff from the Lost Souls world.
**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+
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From Contemporary Romance Author Avery Samson comes a brand new romantic comedy full of unexpected laughs and the forever kind of love.
Karlie is a star volleyball player at a small college in New England. Moving into the last available apartment on campus, she has high hopes until she finds its state less than stellar. Deciding to make the best out of a sketchy situation, she soldiers on. Until she locks herself out the first night. No one else has moved in, so she’s left with only one option. Call the university police to help.
Max is just settling into his new, temporary assignment as a police officer on one of the many college campuses in town. Heading home after patrolling the first day of move-in by the fall athletes, he agrees to take one last call. Little does he know what awaits him on the other side of the line. He just has to survive flaming appliances, nipple rings, rabid squirrels, and a basement dwelling chupacabra to win the girl of his dreams.
Have you ever gotten married without telling anyone? I did. Not saying anything was the easy part. I had moved to a big city, had no friends, and I wasn’t speaking to my family.
I tried the whole “fake it until you make it” thing. I was the fake part and my husband Archer was only concerned with making it. When I got a call about a family emergency, I walked out on my hot but overly ambitious husband and my superficial life and ran back home to the family ranch. And I stayed, ignoring my husband’s attempts to reach me—and I still didn’t tell anyone I was married.
Then a year and a half later, I find Archer standing in on my property, looking like a titanium rod in a pile of rusty nails. He came to end things between us but ends up staying to learn who he really married—the shy corporate woman with a perfect blowout or the sarcastic country girl with mud on her boots.
The longer he’s around, the more I see that I wasn’t the only one who was disingenuous. The suit is gone and my city slicker spouse is fixing fence, diving into muddy stock ponds to save calves, and calling in favors to get the cattle enough hay for the winter.
Yet none of that changes that my family needs me and I’m not abandoning them again. It doesn’t change that the career he worked so hard to build is over a thousand miles away in Texas. Or that the life I want is exactly what he’s run from. The only thing we’re doing is making it harder to sign the divorce papers.
Ever meant to text your ex, but accidentally messaged a stranger instead? I did, and that mistake started a friendship that became important to me as I navigated a move and a new job with the St. Louis Mavericks. I’m crushing life as a strong, single woman until I discover the truth. That stranger I’m crushing on? He’s actually not a stranger at all.
Giving a fake name to the woman who accidentally texted me seemed like a good idea at the time. As a pro hockey player, my real name tends to draw out puck bunnies and fame seekers. But when the woman who thinks I’m “Rob” starts working for the Mavericks, I find myself in a jam. How do I tell her the man she thinks she’s falling for is actually the somewhat arrogant (though charming) hockey player she can’t stand?
I could run, but I couldn’t hide.
If there’s one thing I learned in this life, is that I couldn’t stay where I’m not wanted.
That’s why I fled from Ace Bolton’s home and went into hiding.
No one would care if I was gone or so I thought.
Staying hidden while the world around me imploded was the only way I thought I could stay safe.
But nothing is ever as it seems.
When danger comes knocking on my doorstep, it sends me running.
Right back into the arms of my monster.
The Billionaire’s Possession is the second in an enemies to lovers billionaire trilogy. Themes in this dark and sexy series may not be suitable for all readers. It is NOT a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger.
The only female I ever wanted was promised to my brother. But he found a woman, fell in love, and Venus is back on the market. Only she doesn’t want someone like me. A self-professed nerd, but worse, a male ten years younger than her. She’s stubborn, but I’m determined to win her over. Until she leaves.
The cost is high for a dragon shifter who’s single after a certain age. For a girl who grew up the laughingstock of her clan, mating Penn is the best way for history to repeat itself. So I flee to live my last days in peace. Only the persistent and devastatingly handsome male finds me. And when I start to melt, another female stakes her claim. And I have to decide if shifter politics are worth losing my life and my guy over.
Greene Family Vacation Itinerary…
17 adults. 5 children.
Departs from Anchorage, Alaska
Arrives in Maui, Hawaii
Reports of arguing with the TSA’s at the airport, three drunk grandmas, siblings fighting, a tooth fairy, two celebrities, one sunburned redhead, a wild blonde running the halls and one unexpected layover in San Francisco.
Enjoy your trip!
A brand new brother's best friend romance from S.A. Clayton set in her new Harbour Cove series!
Max Winters has been in love with Addison Mitchell since he was sixteen. Being best friends with her brother made things a little more complicated and so he suppressed it, denying his feelings for over a decade.
Then she got pregnant.
Addison Mitchell never thought she would get pregnant by a man who loved football more than becoming a father. She always expected to end up with Max, her brother's best friend, and secret fantasy. So when the father texts her that he wants nothing to do with her or the baby, she has to come to terms with being a single mother.
That is until Max turns up, suitcase in hand demanding that he stay with her until the baby arrives. But the longer they are together, the harder it gets for their feelings to be denied and so they have to decide if what they feel is worth the risk of losing everything.
I had two plans after graduation:
Get the hell out of this shit town and find my missing father.
Until then, comfortably invisible is how I preferred to spend my time.
That was, until I turned the corner, smacking into the chest of a jade-eyed stranger.
He makes me question my sanity.
The secrets he’s keeping make me question my safety.
The way he looks at me makes me question everything.
One thing is for sure, Dominic Pope will change my life.
Good or bad…
I’m just not sure which yet.
Revenge is a promise you make to yourself;
A pact to repay someone who has wronged you.
My sole focus for the past year has been to infiltrate and extinguish.
Get close, gain the Devil’s trust, then knock him off his shiny pedestal.
I didn’t plan on her, though.
My Night Sky.
The girl with a sharp tongue, flickering stars in her eyes, and cinnamon-brown hair.
I didn’t prepare for my need for her outweighing my plan.
Straying from the blueprints of my revenge is getting easier and easier,
but is it possible to keep her safe and call her mine?
Because one thing is for sure:
I’m not letting her go.
Everyone knows to stay away from the heirs of Olympus Bay. They rule the city through savagery and blood like the heartless assholes they are.
A streak of bad luck puts me on the path of the most ruthless of them all. Hades. The black sheep of the family, his reputation for debauchery and violence precedes him. No wonder he’s the king of Olympus U.
He wants me to pay for a mistake I didn’t intend to make, and I fear refusing him will only end in tragedy. But there are worse fates than being the target of a savage god.
When another ruthless player enters the arena and demands more than I can give, I find myself stuck in the middle of a family war, and Hades emerges as my savior. And my captor.
The longer I stay by his side, the more I realize the man is not what he seems. He’s dark and brutal, but he also possesses a tenderness I didn’t think was possible. That’s his most dangerous weapon. If I’m not careful, I might never want to leave his prison.
Only I can’t indulge in my desires. My family needs me, and if I surrender to Hades completely, I may never see my loved ones again.
*This is a contemporary retelling of Hades & Persephone's story.
Our enemies are everywhere…
…and we can’t see them.
The Brotherhood has us in their sights. In their scope.
The attacks are coming from everywhere and nowhere from a seemingly invisible enemy. But they won’t be invisible for long.
When we discover how the Brotherhood manages to stay five steps ahead, it’s up to me to find and stop the traitor.
The only problem is it requires me to revisit a place I swore I’d never go: my past.
The battle for the city we love is heating up. The Brotherhood challenges the Merchants’ right to rule, and Genny and the Savage Princes don’t give a f*ck.
Cinco is theirs and they’ll fight to the death to protect it.
And me… well, I just might be their secret weapon.
One word can hold tremendous power. One word can change everything.
I never imagined it would come to this. That I would fall for Micah Reed.
That I would open my heart once more. And get it crushed. Again.
The moment I let him in, the second our relationship evolved, fate threw an epic curve ball.
One we can’t ignore. One I don’t know I can endure.
But call me a glutton for punishment.
One word stole my breath. One word had my knees ready to buckle.
I refuse to believe anything without proof. Refuse to let someone ruin my life.
Call me a d-bag, I don’t care. Deep down, I know the truth.
Now, if only Peyton would believe it, too.
My relationship with Peyton is headed in the right direction. Her fire is no longer fueled by hate.
Now, I know the taste of her lips. The softness of her skin. The warmth of her touch.
And no one will steal her from me. No one.
I fell for Micah Reed.
I fell for Peyton Alexander.
Was it all for nothing?
Will she abandon me when I need her most?
A lifetime of secrets.
One terrifying game.
When a group of friends receives unexpected invitations to a dinner party, they see it as a chance to finally meet the bizarre and reclusive new neighbor whose home is enshrouded in layers of security.
As the drinks are poured and dinner is served, the group begins to realize things are not what they seem. What starts out as an innocent night of fun soon becomes a seemingly calculated game filled with cryptic messages and chilling revelations.
With no way out, the guests are forced to play along in hopes of escape. Friendships fray, loyalties are tested, and the secrets they've kept from each other are revealed one by one.
Six friends walk into the house that night.
Will six friends make it out?
This story starts with a break in.
Madelyn Freya has always had things come easy for her. She’s outgoing, smart, pretty, comes from a loving family. So why isn’t she happy?
She thought that it was just growing pains, a side effect of growing up in a small town and that she would be able to find herself when she went off to college.
Instead, she found Flynn.
He broke into her dorm room one night by mistake and while she should have been terrified, she was drawn to the crazy man.
Now they’re graduated and back in her hometown of Destiny Falls. They’re closer than ever, living together and things seem perfect.
There’s just one problem.
She’s in love with him.
When Flynn gets a job offer halfway across the world, will Madelyn be able to work up the courage to tell him how she really feels before it’s too late? Or will her admission ruin the friendship that they have?
An Anthology of Enemies to Lovers Romance Standalone Novels
Filthy Elites is a collection of scorching hot, full-length, standalone enemies to lovers romance by Sam Mariano, Angel Lawson, Michelle Hercules, Shantel Tessier, Lucy Smoke, May Sage, Eva Chance, Lexi Archer and Gemma Weir.
In these brand new standalone novels, you’ll reconnect with your favorite protagonists from related series and discover more wonderfully imperfect, messed-up, kick-ass new adult characters.
From stepbrothers to mafia lords and rich elites who take everything for granted, they have one thing in common: their love interests hate their guts. But they’re kings and queens, and they’ll fight tooth and nails for what’s theirs.
We all have a dream.
But I think I preferred holding mine at arm’s length...
It’s not that I don’t want to go to New York.
It’s that it’s all I’ve ever wanted.
So when a dream internship lands in my lap, the last thing I should be doing is hesitating.
Elliot thinks I should take it — he’s always believed in me.
Smirking, smouldering Elliot Montgomery.
It was Elliot’s arms I’d innocently fallen asleep between on lonely nights.
And those same arms that promised all kinds of unspeakable things when I found myself writhing between them...
But even as he threw me out of my comfort zone, Elliot promised me something immeasurable.
So now I’m here, living my fashion design dreams in the trustiest outfit I own — indecision. But the longer I stay in New York, the further I feel myself drift from everything I thought I wanted.
And somehow, absence is making the heat grow stronger...
If Elliot Montgomery is no Prince Charming, why does he feel like happily ever after?
Can a person settle for less than they deserve because there’s a glimmer of hope for what they want?
Natasha Morozova has never known easy. Her life has been nothing but obstacles. She came to America for the freedom to change her life–except it’s not that simple. Not when she’s fallen in love with a man who cannot return that feeling.
Kazimir Laskin has worked his way up the ranks of the Bratva. He’s a Pakhan, and he should have everything he desires, or at least be able to take it. He owns a successful club. Money is no object. Men do what he says when he says it–except he can’t have the only woman he craves.
Her station is beneath him. He must marry for the interest of the Bratva, not the good of his heart. When Natasha gives up, Kaizimir watches her leave but cannot let her go. Truth be told, she cannot let go of him either.
When betrayal is at his feet, Kazimir must make some decisions. He must take matters into his own hands. If he catches her, can he keep her? When you’re the Pakhan, are there any rules, or do you get to rewrite them?
When I was younger, I believe I heard something I shouldn’t have. After what I overheard, I don’t believe our mother just up and left us. I was a kid. I didn’t have money, power, or respect to get the answers I needed back then. Not until now. I’m being promoted in the family and I’ll have all the power I need.
However, there’s one problem, I’m in love with my best friend and business partner. Carleen is everything I would want in a wife. If only being a Di Lorenzo didn’t threaten her life.
I’ve been in love with Dario Di Lorenzo since I was eight years old. My father believes that’s the reason I walked away from being a surgeon to become a chef. One drunken night and Dario learns my secret. A secret that leads to a bigger secret that threatens my life as I know it—everything is about to change.
I’d give my all for Dario. Even if that means becoming what he doesn’t know he needs.
Will all these secrets tear everything apart? Will the Di Lorenzo world turn everything on its head? Or will one single wish fall in with the plan?
*This is a Novel in the Work Husband Series the beginning of a new world and is not connected to any other Universe of Blue’s at this time. Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop, and intertwine with one another, so for the best experience in this series, it’s best to read it in order.
This is the read order for the best experience.
My Best Friend’s Wish
The Ones Left Behind… Coming soon
I learned the hard way that actions have consequences. One misguided night has left me with both physical and emotional scars. I’d hoped transferring colleges would help me heal, but I never expected 𝘩𝘪𝘮 to be my remedy.
Hudson Wright looks at me like I’m another trophy to win. A challenge. 𝘈 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦. I should hate him and I definitely shouldn’t trust him.
The truth is, I’m caught up in his storm.
For the first time in almost a year, I feel alive. When he’s near, sparks ignite under my skin. They’re addictive and make me ignore all warning signs and doubts.
The star quarterback may be used to winning, but I can play games too.
𝘏𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦’𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘶𝘯.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘧 𝘐 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘦?
CATCHING LIGHTNING is a spicy enemies-to-lovers college football romance and a complete standalone with a guaranteed HEA.
My mom always said you don’t get a second shot at making a first impression. I’ve remembered that my entire career. Especially since I’m one of the few black men who play professional hockey.
I’m calculated and respectful in the way I speak to my coaches, the owners, and the media. I’ve never taken a risk… until her.
I could blame it on the fact that for once I pushed away the pressure of my career for the ocean waves, the sand, and good times with my new teammates. But those are excuses because the minute I saw her at the airport, something lit up inside me and the best week of my life was spent with her in my bed.
After our week in paradise, we said goodbye, exchanged phone numbers and both assumed that unless one of us was flying through the other’s city on the opposite side of the country, our vacation fling was over.
Then one night after practice I see her. She’s here. In my city. Telling me she moved here for a job. If that’s not fate tell me what is.
I’ve never wanted a second shot more than I do this time, but she’s determined to leave what we were on the island we left behind.
It’s not every day that you see a dead body at the beach. Or the woman of your dreams sitting next to that dead body.
Price Crow first saw Sabrina Proctor in the middle of a hurricane.
She’d been sitting next to her dead best friend, who’d passed away on the beach, with no way to get her back home, thanks to the world’s worst luck, and one hell of a storm.
So Price does what any decent person would do: he carries Sabrina’s dead best friend to their beach house and doesn’t leave her side until he’s forced to.
He had every intention of bridging that gap, of checking up on her and making sure she was okay, but life is funny and has a way of making a mockery of the best-laid plans.
Despite one hell of a connection, under the worst of circumstances, they go their separate ways. At least, he tries to. But he can’t stop thinking about her, and it becomes apparent, very fast, that he has a decision to make.
Choose Sabrina, or live out the rest of his life making everyone else around him happy except for himself.
Once Upon A Time,
there was a wicked girl.
She lost everything that mattered,
causing darkness to unfurl.
Impulsive and intelligent,
she helped her family name grow strong.
But then one day a man without a heart came along.
An undercover agent, meant to spy and bring back tips.
Following down her hidden path of faded yellow bricks.
She hated him, he wanted her;
she was too good to be true.
But a woman can be great...
and terrible too.
Wretched is a dark contemporary romance and the third complete standalone in The Never After Series: A collection of fractured fairy tales inspired by our favorite villains. It is not fantasy and it is not a retelling. Reader discretion is advised.
Innocent eyes shadowed in the darkness that enveloped us cast a hopeful gaze up at me. Only their light can’t pierce the blackness of my soul. Her dreams of being saved by me are foolhardy at best. At worst, I’ll damn her soul to an eternity of pain like the crown of thorns upon my head. But letting her go is not an option.
LEGENDS AND LOVERS is a collection of dark legends and star-crossed love stories from twenty bestselling authors. Woven with mystery and magic, love and lore, romance and suspense, this multi-author collaboration promises to make your heart pound and keep you reading late into the night. Discover all the books in the series at legendsandlovers.com.
A brand new second chance romance from S.A. Clayton set in her new Harbour Cove series!
Hannah Baker knew leaving Harbour Cove was a mistake the second she reached the outer limits, but it was too late. She was moving in with her boyfriend, starting over and trying her best to get over the fact that the feelings she had for her best friend were anything but platonic.
Cash Harris was everything she wanted in a man; strong, loving, and fiercely loyal to those he loved, and that's why it hurt so much that he just let her go without so much as a fight.
Five years is a long time and can completely change someone, and Hannah knows that first hand. Why else would she be leaving in the middle of the night while her boyfriend is out. He's changed, and not for the better.
Hannah just hopes Cash hasn't changed that much over the last few years because he's her only hope at escape.
We have to pretend that what we have is something like love…
I’m down on my luck.
Scratch that. This is the worst week of my life.
Enter the last person I want to deal with: Burke St. James.
He’s a womanizer.
And a big liar.
And it turns out we need each other.
Burke needs a fiancée to seal the deal of a lifetime. I need help or my business is going belly-up. So, Burke very non-romantically asks me to marry him. Well, he asks me to be fake engaged to him, anyway.
I’ll attend a few dinners, pretend I’m in love, and meet the family.
In exchange, he’ll invest in my company and help me launch it off the ground.
All is easy, except his kisses feel more real than they should.
And the sex…damn, we’re not supposed to have sex.
It’s all for show…right?
Did I mention he’s a really good liar?
Pretending not to fall in love is more complicated than I thought.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa pens a fun and sexy romantic comedy where playing pretend turns to playing for keeps...
In hindsight, demanding a human woman swear herself to me in exchange for the life of her father wasn’t my best idea. But I saw her and I wanted her, and I needed a mate. After shouldering the responsibility of all shifter-kind for so long, I acted selfishly. I knew what breaking her word would cost her. Ava is the one who made an oath to me, but I might sacrifice everything to save her from it.
I’m supposed to hate Deacon, and I shouldn’t believe his story about dragon shifters blending in the human world, but the longer I’m around him, the harder it is not to fall under his spell. I humor the oath I made and try to get to know him, but I’ve got one foot out the door. I’ve been duped by false promises and handsome faces before, and I’m not giving up everything for a man again. Only Deacon isn’t just a man. And he has secrets that could threaten more than my heart.