Category: *Suspense

Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley

Spinning off from the bestselling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, this is the emotional and steamy contemporary romance fans of the Dream Team series have been waiting for!

Pepper Hannigan is determined to keep any romance off the table—and out of her bedroom—while her daughter Juno is still young. Sure, a certain handsome commando is thoughtful, funny, and undeniably hot, but Pepper’s had her heart broken before, and she won’t let it happen again. Not to her or her little girl, even if this hero could melt any woman’s resolve.

Augustus “Auggie” Hero can’t deny his attraction to beautiful, warm-hearted Pepper or how much he wants to make a home with her and her little girl, but Pepper’s mixed signals have kept him away. That is, until Juno decides to play matchmaker. Her efforts finally bring Pepper into his arms, but they expose the danger Pepper is in. To protect Pepper and Juno, Auggie will have to live up to his last name and prove happy endings aren’t just for fairy tales.

 

Desire at the Lake by Erin Swann

Avoiding her was difficult, ignoring her impossible, and dreaming about her became inevitable.
Waylon:
Anna Decker had been put on this earth to tease me and tempt me, but I was stronger than that.
When her mean boss wisely left town, I might have had a little to do with it. Or, maybe more than a little.
I hadn't considered that Anna might end up out of a job she couldn't afford to lose. Or, worse yet, living in my garage.
Hurricane Anna quickly upended my very ordered life. She taught me that even the strongest tree couldn't survive every storm.

Anna:
Everything fell apart when my boss, Lee Pollock disappeared.
Without a job and kicked out of my company-provided apartment, I needed a place to stay.
Why did it have to turn out that the place I landed was Waylon Benson's converted garage?
We all have regrets. Breaking up with him years ago had been my biggest.
Now, this close to him every day the chemistry between us couldn't be denied.
Combustion becomes more inevitable with each day I spend around him. The only question is will I survive the heat?
When I finally find my way into his embrace, it becomes the one place I feel safe.
Until...
Waylon is arrested for the murder of my ex-boss.

The disappearance of Lee Pollock becomes a murder investigation that forces unfair choices.

Check out Desire at the Lake today and see if love can find a way.

The Clear Lake Series follows the backcountry Benson family as they deal with a murder mystery that ensnares them, and destroys the tranquility surrounding Clear Lake.

 

Occasionally Yours by Hayley Faiman

He’s keeping a secret from his entire family. She’s keeping a secret from him. Their relationship has been occasional for the past five years… can there ever be more?

Lawrence Astor is stoic. He’s the level-headed one of his two siblings. Never one to overreact or cause a scene. Except, he’s keeping a massive secret from his entire family, and he has been for over five years.

He’s had enough of hiding, of his life being in limbo. Everyone in his family is finally finding their place and happiness, except him. They’re starting families and building their lives. Lawrence is still only seeing his own wife on occasion.

She has been keeping a secret, sneaking away from her home one weekend every three months to spend a total of forty-eight hours with her husband.

Rory Astor is living on borrowed time. She stays away from her own husband in an effort to save him.

Can they salvage their relationship and live happily ever after, or are they doomed to be separated forever?

 

Follow My Lead by J.S. Wood

FBI Agent Gemma James is on the brink of a big promotion.
Which means taking each and every case her boss throws at her.

When a string of young women start to show up dead, she’s thrown into a blast from the past when the link to the killer comes in the form of her ex-husband.

Seeing Caleb Walker again is like being thrown into a time warp of memories and emotions, ones she’s unsure what to do with.

Nothing will stop her from solving the case and stopping the killer who is prowling their once safe streets. However, her focus is divided between her career and the only man she’s ever loved.

The question is, can she stop the killer and fix the mess that is her heart?

Follow My Lead is book 3 in The Anti-Love Agents Series, a second-chance romance between an ex-husband and wife, a rockstar romance, and yes, my guy is a nice one. Sit down, strap in, and get ready for a wild ride.

 

Twisted Bargain by Alexandria Bishop

I’ve been cleaning up after my father for most of my life. Between his drug and gambling addictions, it seems like whatever I do, we’re always drowning. Until he does the unforgivable.

Trading me to the tortured billionaire in our small town. His debts are erased and I have to do whatever Marco Blackstone demands. I should have run screaming when the first task he gave me was to clean the blood stains from his expensive five piece suit.

When I overhear a conversation I shouldn’t, our bargain becomes even more twisted when Marco fakes an engagement to save my life. And I become even more trapped in this world I never wanted any part of.

I don’t know who I can trust. But I’m running out of time when my fake engagement turns into anything but and I just might have to say “I Do,” for real.

 

Dallas by Angera Allen

Names Dallas – I've been a member of the Wolfeman MC for over ten years. My life isn't complicated.

I drink – I fuck – I stalk the dark web looking for shit to crack or people's lives to fuck up.

My life was good until I got shot – then, I met Doc.

Dr. Lee Hart saved my life. She's bossy, sassy, and sexy as fuck, but my beautiful Doc is hiding something.

She becomes my obsession.

As the club's hacker, it is my job to uncover secrets – secrets like hers.

When our rival club, the Black Crows, inform us that my Doc is their property, all hell breaks loose.

She's a Crow – I'm a Wolfeman.

She saves people – I hurt people.

She runs and hides – I seek and find.

Weaving my way through the secrets and lies, uncovering truths not only involving Doc but my club as well, setting off a chain of events no one saw coming.
I am willing to risk everything by going to war for her. She is mine and mine alone.

Dark and stormy nights are ahead of us.

It's my turn to save her.

 

In Silence She Screams by Amo Jones

Love will never die if it exists on the lips of death. I often thought about this while I was locked inside my Doll House in Patience. Groomed every second of every day, they made sure to cover all of the darkness lurking in my soul with the false guise of perfection. The soul is fickle. Naked to the public eye and only visible to the owner, a soul bleeds every time it’s put through pain. But when that’s hidden, it spreads. The trick is to protect it from reaching your brain.
It was too late for me.
Until I met them.
One was an Elite King.
One was a Brother of Kiznitch.
Both were liars.
I’m Lilith Patience, The Sorcerer of Death and daughter of one of the most feared organizations known to man. After being thrust into the notorious world of Midnight Mayhem, I found myself coiled around a past that I want to forget and a future that could destroy me. I love two men, and they love me as much as they love each other, but when the demons of my past tighten their grip around my throat, will I finally let them strip away the layers of perfection to get to my rotten, withered soul? Maybe.
Or maybe they’ll die trying.

 

Be Still My Heart by Emily McIntire and Sav R. Miller

Skelm Island, Maine has always been known for two things: lobsters and its broken lighthouse.

But when corpses start showing up in the water, the isolated town becomes the face of a cryptic investigation.
At the heart of which stands Lincoln Porter, a grumpy ex-SEAL whose lobstering business seems to attract more dead bodies than fish.

When homicide expert Detective Sloane is called in to assist with the case, she begins digging up skeletons; ones that Lincoln would rather stay buried.

Forced to work together, Sloane’s suspicious attitude and optimistic demeanor grate on the lobsterman’s nerves, resulting in a rivalry that’s as addicting as it is volatile.

But as everything unravels and they have no one else to trust, Lincoln and Sloane must depend on each other to figure out what secrets should be brought to light…

...and which secrets should stay hidden.

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*Be Still My Heart is a full-length, complete standalone featuring mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised.*

 

Midnight Queen by Kayleigh King

This isn’t a fairytale.
My Prince Charming is a dark king.
A ruthless ruler. A corrupt businessman. A vampire.
For centuries he’s reigned alone.
But I’m here now and I’m coming for my throne.
I’m no longer the princess in the tower.
Or the damsel in distress.

I’ve been traded and treated like a pawn.
It’s time they learn they’re dealing with a Queen.

*Note: Midnight Queen is book two of The Crimson Crown Series. It cannot be read as a standalone. This book contains adult themes and situations that may be triggering to some readers. Please consider this before one-clicking*

 

Matrimonially Yours by Hayley Faiman

She’s a spoiled heiress. He’s a hardened police detective. Their marriage is fake … but it doesn’t have to stay that way, does it?

Lucinda Astor has always been a bit of a spoiled brat. At least that’s the way it appears from the outside looking in. She’s the baby of the family, the only girl, and has always had her dad wrapped around her finger.

She’s had a hard couple of years. During that time, she’s become obsessed with someone who helped her. He saved her. He can continue to save her … if only she can figure out how to get him all to herself.

He’s been married, divorced, and is now focused on work and only work. Savage Chenault is a detective and nothing else. He wants the second half of his life to be nothing but cruising down easy street. Then his world becomes a bit more complicated when he meets a twenty-six-year-old princess.

Lucinda Astor is sexy as sin. She’s also thirty years his junior. She’s everything he shouldn’t want. She’s spoiled. She’s young. She’s going to want a family. But more importantly, she’s going to have expectations.

The marriage may begin fake, but can it stay that way?

 

Violent Attraction by Jocelyne Soto

She was a Cartel Princess.
I was a soldier. A helping hand. A life that didn’t matter.
None of that stopped me from falling in love with her the first time I laid eyes on her.
This Cartel Princess was everything to me.
And I was able to show her, but only in secret.
After years of hiding I had finally found the courage to tell her father, but he announced he’d arranged a marriage for her. One that will bound families.
One that is all about power and money.
The man that she is set to marry is a dangerous man. He doesn’t love her. He only wants her for the money and power that she comes with.
I need to try my hardest to stop this arrangement.
No matter how much blood I shed.
Isabella Morales is mine.

 

The Field of Wrongdoing by Lili St. Germain

How well can you really know someone?

The smallest towns hold the darkest secrets. And the people you least suspect are the ones you should fear the most.

When Cassie's friend disappears, Cassie knows all too well the tragic end Jennifer has probably met. After all, Cassie is the one who found the last murdered girl in the field on her boyfriend Leo's property nine years ago.

She never believed the love of her life was capable of such a brutal crime. Not even after Leo went to prison for an unrelated crime. But now he's back, released on parole, and another girl has gone missing . . .

USA Today bestselling author Lili St. Germain delivers a terrifying, unpredictable thrill ride that explores how far one woman is willing to go to discover the truth - and the brutal betrayals she unearths along the way.

 

The Blood That Binds by Madeline Sheehan and Claire C. Riley

* Book 3 in the Thicker than Blood series *

Tᴡᴏ ʙʀᴏᴛʜᴇʀs. A ᴄʜɪʟᴅʜᴏᴏᴅ sᴡᴇᴇᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛ.

Life has never been easy for this trio, and especially not after the end of civilization as they knew it. Having had their formative years ripped from them, they were thrust into a shattered, savage world, a world where they only had each other.

Lᴏᴠᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴏss.

Weary travellers on the brink, there is a storm brewing, a turbulent tempest that has nothing to do with the weather. When tragedy strikes, everything changes in the blink of an eye-- facades come undone, and loyalty is pushed to a breaking point.

A ᴅɪᴀᴍᴏɴᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴏᴜɢʜ.

Immersed back into something akin to normal society, a safe-haven in the midst of misery, our travellers are forced to finally confront their demons--long-kept secrets that have been haunting them for nearly a decade.

𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚;
𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅.

 

The Lies That Shatter by A.V. Asher

They say love never dies…

Devastated and lost, Former British Intelligence officer Alec McKinley knows he must move on. Still, he can't forget the love of his life. The woman he tried so hard to protect and failed. When Alec arrives at the trial that will determine the fate of those responsible for destroying his world, he discovers how deep the lies run.

Mercedes Elliott has suffered through a lifetime’s worth of trauma, but finally, the end seems near. The trial that could free her from witness protection is around the corner, which means Alec will be waiting for her at last. She can't wait to drop the charade she's been living. But when Mercedes returns, she finds Alec isn't alone and everything she thought she knew is a lie. There's no one left to trust.

Deceptions run deep, and Alec grows more and more desperate to protect Mercedes, even as she is slipping through his fingers. Can he keep her alive long enough to prove he has never forgotten her? Or will evil succeed this time…

 

Widow Falls by Kiersten Modglin

The last girl went missing…
Someone doesn’t want her to be found.

When Sloane takes a job at the infamous whitewater rafting camp, Widow Falls, she quickly learns that the camp has a reputation for more than just summer fun.

People go missing at Widow Falls.

The guide she’s replacing was just one of many. As Sloane settles into her new home—a one-room apartment she’ll be sharing with the five other guides—she can’t help asking questions and digging into the disappearances she’s heard about. Her new roommates tell her stories of dark legends and dangerous folklore surrounding the secluded camp but assure her there’s nothing to worry about. It’s all just superstition.

When Sloane stumbles upon a clue and a secret message hidden beneath the floorboards of their loft, she begins to realize there may be more to the myths than she’s been told.

The message gets her attention: Don’t trust anyone at Widow Falls.

As she follows clues to better understand the missing guide she replaced, Sloane can’t help noticing the similarities between the two of them.

What happened to the other girl?
Why won’t the others help her search?
Are they all in danger?

Whatever’s happening at Widow Falls, it’s clear someone doesn’t want her digging into it. As the seams of her reality are torn apart, making her question everything she sees, feels, and believes, Sloane will have to uncover the truth about the camp—and its occupants—before someone else goes missing.

Because this time…it might be her.

 

Egotistically Yours by Hayley Faiman

He’s an egotistical playboy. She’s the mother of his son. Is it meant to be, or was it just for fun?

Laurent Astor was born rich. He’s always been the golden boy, the playboy, the party boy, and the boss’s son. He never imagined settling down. He never wanted marriage, kids, or the life that came with that.

Life has a funny way of changing your imagined plans, and Laurent just found out that he’s a father.

He’s watched what marriage looks like when it comes to his parents. He knows it’s full of lies, deceit, infidelity, and pain. He knows he doesn’t want any of that—not a single part of it.

Bethanie Clark is the one that got away, well, more like the one he pushed away.
She disrupts his life.

She fills him with happiness.

She’s everything he doesn’t want.

She is everything he needs.

Is he just playing house, or could this be real and everlasting?

 

Breaking Conviction by Greer Rivers

Snake

The enemy is two steps ahead.
Every time we think we have answers,
We're left with only more questions.
I've made mistakes,
Hunted the wrong villains,
And now innocents are paying the price.
Naomi's found herself in the middle of it all.
She can't know how broken I am,
The rage that I keep buried inside,
Or that my past has become her nightmare.
Naomi fears she's a damsel trapped by her villain,
But she's my queen.
And it's time she breaks free.

Naomi
The villain has me trapped.
Every time I think I can escape,
The chains strengthen and my hope fades.
I've made mistakes,
Trusted the wrong man,
And now I'm paying the price.
Snake wants me to run away from it all.
He doesn't know how caged I am,
The fears that keep me frozen in place.
Or that my dream has become my nightmare.
Snake worries he's a monster ruined by his past,
But he's my knight.
And it's time I break free.

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Breaking Conviction is the third novel in the Conviction series of interconnected standalones, which have an overarching plot throughout the series, but no cliffhanger for the couple in this book. Please consider reading the books in order for best enjoyment.

**While every book in the Conviction series has an HEA, the series should be read by mature readers only (18+) and contains sexually explicit scenes, along with descriptions of human trafficking, drugs, strong language, and physical, sexual, and domestic violence. Reader discretion is advised.**

 

Atonement by Tori Fox

From the moment I laid eyes on Cameron Wilder, I knew I had to have her.
I hired her to fix the image of my company.
Making her off limits.
I could ruin her.
Yet it doesn’t stop me.

I’m an asshole.
A bastard.
A tyrant.

She’s a saint.
A free spirit.
Innocent.

One touch captivated me.
One kiss wrecked me.
And every argument we have has me ready to crawl on my knees for her.

I feed her lies to keep her safe.
Because my secrets will destroy her.
Break her.
Kill her.

I’m a dangerous man.
To keep her would put her in peril.
But like the devil I am, I can’t let her go.

 

Ruckus Royale by Ruby Vincent

The town of Bedlam was born of rioters, revolt, pain, and murder.
Over a hundred years later, nothing has changed.

A shadow clings to our lives. Stalking, watching, waiting, taunting, and killing. And when it struck, I wasn’t ready.

I have to play their game now. Catch them, kill them, before Ruckus Royale or they’ll claim another sacrifice.

The trouble is a new band of outlaws are in charge, and Arsenio, Cairo, Jacques, Legend, and Roan don’t take well to people ruining their fun.

On the one night a year where anything goes, mayhem will sweep through the streets and the Kings of Ruckus will rule.

I have my orders. A life to save and a life to take.

And when my punishment comes for framing the Bedlam Boys, I’ll welcome it. I’ll let them bind me, chain me, and strip me of the sweet, innocent girl I never got to be.

Under their twisted, scorching love I will atone for the crimes paid and the ones still to come.

In the end, Bedlam will be brought to its knees to bow before its first queen.

 

Our Little Secret by Kiersten Modglin

Bad things don’t happen in Cason Glen.
The locals make sure of it.

So, when the residents of the town’s most exclusive subdivision discover one of their own is missing, it sends a wave of panic and discord throughout the neighborhood.

They are supposed to be safe.
But they quickly realize not everything is as it once seemed in their idyllic world.
Slowly, the cracks have begun to show, revealing the dark and devious truth behind their home, their neighbors, and the lengths some people will go to protect their secrets.

Someone’s missing.
Someone’s dead.
Everyone’s lying.

In a town full of masterfully woven webs, these six friends are about to watch their world unravel. And, if they’re not careful, one of them might be the next to disappear…

When everyone you know is a liar, how do you decide whom to trust?

 

Becoming her Salvation by Hayley Faiman

Rosana Mazzilli is in trouble—big-time trouble. Her primary goal in life was to be nothing like her sisters. She’s a college graduate, she works in finance, and she wants nothing to do with the Zanetti famiglia, specifically the Made Men of the famiglia.

Until one day when she needs them—she can go nowhere but to the Made Man who saved her from an abusive aunt. When she runs to him for help, she gets much more than she ever bargained for.

Salvatore Macchio is a failure. He was unable to guard the one person he was born to protect—his little sister. Salvatore will never reconcile that he neglected to save Abriana. It haunts him—nightly.

A marriage stemming from a need to protect and pure fear. Can Salvatore protect Rosana from a fate worse than death? Mistakes can be deadly, but Rosana is determined to save not only herself but the baby that grows inside of her, too.

 

Bribed by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

Lennon Love Clarke needs to put on a show.

With her reputation sinking, the famous actress has no choice but to grin and bear it because the tabloids were better than the truth. If only Lenni could remember what that was—and who is stalking her. Now, she’s in hiding—or would be if her new bodyguard hadn’t found her first.

Dante Lozano is Covington Security’s very own Casanova. With model muscles and a megawatt smile, he’s their most popular security specialist. So, it’s surprising when the gorgeous woman wandering along the highway wants none of his help—especially since she’s the one who hired him.

Lenni doesn’t know who to trust, and the hot Italian bodyguard whose smile makes her unmentionables melt doesn’t seem like a good choice. But then the threats start coming. So, she strikes a deal: she’ll cooperate with his protection as long as he doesn’t get personal—until fighting their attraction proves to be the hardest role of her career.

Dante knows she bribed him with duty, but he’ll collect on her heart—and the truth. Because it’s the only thing that can stop her stalker and save her life.

 

Bulletproof by Xavier Neal

From bestselling author Xavier Neal comes an all-new, witty, forced-proximity romantic suspense standalone novel...

The assignment is simple.

Don't let the client die.

Don't let her get kidnapped.

Don't sleep with her.

It's the last part that unexpectedly complicates things for me after I'm introduced to the most beautiful and brilliant woman I could've ever envisioned.

And it only gets worse when we have to stash ourselves away in a small town where our calculated cover is to be a recently engaged couple.

My new mission is now significantly harder.

Don't let her hate what's for dinner.

Don't let anyone else make her laugh more than I do.

And, most importantly, don't let myself actually fall for someone again.

After all, my job isn't to love my boss's sister.

It's to stop an unidentified threat from taking her – or die trying.

 

The Love You Hate by Rachel Robinson

An enemies to lovers, standalone novel in The Charge Men Series.

Nate Sullivan

Keep this chick alive.

Don’t let her know I’m her bodyguard.

What should be an easy task, something I’m trained for, and well-practiced in, is a living nightmare. Presley is moody, thinks she’s funny when she’s not, impossible to track down, and highly unpredictable. As her Charge Man, I’m responsible for keeping her heart beating.
The thing is, the closer I get to her, the more my own heart starts beating…for her.
Charge Men don’t ever fall in love. Especially with their infuriating principals. It’s forbidden.

Presley Cohen

I went into a protection program after my father tanked the world’s economy. He is quite literally the most hated man in the world. Because of that, I’m a target. Gold Hawke, Colorado isn’t a place anyone dreams of visiting, let alone, living. It’s a far cry from the glamorous, billionaire lifestyle I’m accustomed to, but at least I’m breathing. I created a Re-Do Bucket List. It’s filled with things I would never be able to do in my former life in the spotlight. My new frenemy Nate Sullivan is infuriated by my list, but who doesn’t want to join a roller derby team? Or strip at a strip club? Or ride a bull?

Or make that exasperatingly attractive good guy fall in love with you?

I have nothing left to lose.

 

Beloved by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

A year ago, Gwen Reynolds loaned her car to the beautiful, bloodied man in her emergency room. No name. No questions. No expectation she’d see him again.

Until he shows up in the hallway of her building… moving into the apartment next door.

Chevy McIntyre is in town for one reason only: to find the men responsible for his fiancée’s death. He’s not looking for friends, and he doesn’t need help. Especially from the neighboring angel whose bright smile has haunted his dreams for months. But his solitude doesn’t sit well with Gwen’s larger-than-life personality.

As Carmel’s most beloved nurse, Gwen will do anything to help anyone—including the handsome recluse. So, she refuses to back down until she’s helped solve the case and healed his damaged heart.

Though there’s an undeniable spark between them, Chevy tries to fight its pull because desire has always had the power to destroy. And when the investigation takes an unexpected turn, he’ll have to choose between risking his only shot at justice or losing his only chance at love.

 

Kitty Kitty by Lani Lynn Vale

This is the story of a man falling in love with a woman.

A man that was supposed to be a role model, and a woman that was just barely twenty-one.

A man who should’ve known better, and a woman that didn’t know that she was destroying his career word by word, innocent touch by innocent touch, smile by smile, until it had already imploded.

The world collapses around Absinthe ‘Sin’ Solomon, and the only thing he can do is try not to take her down with him.

The moment the inevitable happens, and the gavel bangs signaling that he will spend the next nine years in prison for attempted murder, Sin tries to let go. But Blaise Mackenzie has never, not ever, been one to give up without a fight.

Her military career might be over, but her career as a prison guard is just about to get started.

And her favorite prisoner? A pissed-off older man, a drill sergeant dishonorably discharged from the Army that tells himself daily that the new ‘Kitty Kitty’ female prison guard is not for him.

After following him around for years, watching over him from afar in any way she can, Sin is released early. And the first person that he’s going to see? A stubborn little blonde-headed female that should’ve known better than to trust a man like him.

 

Murder at Sunrise Lake by Christine Feehan

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan reaches new heights of passion and suspense in this thrilling novel that takes readers deep into the California backcountry, where a woman is tormented by visions of a killer.

It starts in her dreams. Hideous flashes from a nightmare only she can stop. Images of a murderer stalking the ones she cares about most...

Stella Harrison thought she got away from the traumas of her past. Running the Sunrise Lake resort high in the Sierra Nevada mountains has brought her peace, even though she doesn't truly share her quiet life with anyone. Not even Sam, the hired handyman that notices everything and always seems to know exactly what she needs.

Stella doesn't know anything about Sam's past, but somehow over the last two years his slow, steady presence has slipped past her defenses. Still, she knows she can't tell him about her recent premonitions. So far there's been no murder. No body. No way to prove what's about to happen without destroying the life she's built for herself.

But a killer is out there. And Stella knows that this time she'll do whatever it takes to stop him.

 

Becoming his Wife by Hayley Faiman

Tiziano Bianchi only wants one thing—to have a woman that cannot leave him. Unfortunately, the only way he knows how to do that is to buy one for himself.

The only person he knows who can help him with this is Gavino Santoro, the head of the Zanetti famiglia. Gavino’s help comes at a hefty price.

Maci Marshall has never been free. She’s lived a life of poverty and fear, ultimately ending in being kidnapped and given to the Zanetti famiglia to do with as they please.

One look. That's all it took for her to decide that perhaps being kidnapped wasn’t such a bad thing. Her sense of fear takes a back seat as her desires take control.
Tiziano is different. He's alluring and dangerous, mixed with powerful and dominant.

Is the cost of what Tiziano craves too high a price to pay? Will he lose his entire birthright, betraying the Bianchi famiglia in order to get the wife he desires? Two people enter into a life-long contract—one where Tiziano is an owner and Maci his property.

 

Silent Target by A.K. Evans

Shielded.

That’s what Sydney Ryan has done with the secrets of her past. Never wanting anyone to know the truth, Sydney has kept everything bottled inside.

All she can do now is conceal her secret and carry her guilt. Unfortunately, someone else knows exactly what she did.

And they’re out for revenge.

Vaughn Archer knows there’s more to Sydney’s need for defensive and tactical training than just plain curiosity. He can hear the desperation in her voice and see the fear in her eyes. Eyes he’d risk his life to protect.

Working with a man as irresistible and charming as Vaughn, Sydney soon finds herself falling for him.

But when vengeance comes knocking, she wonders if remaining a silent target was a wise idea. Maybe some secrets are better off revealed at the start. Because now, Sydney may never get the chance to tell Vaughn the truth.

 

Fighting Conviction by Greer Rivers

Devil
They call me Devil.
But I’m haunted by the deaths I’ve caused.
That’s why I’ve hidden who I am.
A failure.
I control everything or I fight to block it out.
If I don’t care, I don’t lose.
But my defenses don’t work on Ellie.
I saved her once. Now she’s learning to save herself.
If only teaching her how didn’t test my control.
She’s my friend’s sister.
Warm. Light. Innocent.
That’s what I need to remember.
All I want is to fuel my angel’s desire.

Ellie
He calls me angel.
But I’m no one’s saving grace.
I hate what I am.
A victim.
I lost so much before Devil found me.
And I’m afraid of losing what’s left.
But fear made me a coward.
He saved me then. Now he’s teaching me to save myself.
If only he didn’t make me lose control.
He’s my brother’s friend.
Cold. Dark. Forbidden.
That’s what he wants me to think.
All I want is to feel Devil’s burn.

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Fighting Conviction is the second novel in the Conviction series of interconnected standalones. There is an overarching plot throughout the series, but the couple in this book get an HEA with no cliffhanger.

**The Conviction series should be read by mature readers only (18+) and contains sexually explicit scenes, along with descriptions of human trafficking, drugs, strong language, and physical and sexual violence. Reader discretion is advised.**