Category: *Suspense

Fall From Grace by Tori Fox

I risked everything to write the story that could change my life. And it did, just not in the way I hoped. I was fired.

I went to my brother with my tail between my legs begging him for a job.

He came through and managed to get me one… working for his best friend.

But the most embarrassing thing, he happened to be my one night stand from a week ago and now enemy number one in my eyes.

We push each other's buttons every day in every way.

Except, the more time I spend with him, the more I let my walls down.

I’ve always known that some things are too good to be true.

And Carson Taylor is one of them.

She’s my best friend's little sister, Grace Prescott.

She is beyond off limits. And now, she works for me.

She’s a constant tease to me with those sexy outfits and bee stung lips.

But her teasing ends up turning into late night rendezvous and dirty secrets.

She’s hiding things from me. And it just might be my downfall.

I could lose everything again.

My pride, my job, my best friend.

Is this my not so eloquent fall from grace?

***TW: This book makes reference to sexual assault.

 

A Million to Stay by Blue Saffire

Gregor
I knew she was the one from the first time I saw her in that coffee shop. Time, age, life just made it impossible for us to be together.

I thought I was the one making all the hard decisions and sacrifices in our relationship. In the end, my sacrifices amount to nothing and now I have to call on every power that be to make things right with the only woman for me.

That is if our secrets don’t burn us to ashes first.

Chloe
I just don’t have it in me to love him again. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. This just won’t end well. I’m damaged beyond repair…or I thought I was.

 

The Atonement by Kiersten Modglin

The highly anticipated, nerve-shredding conclusion to the #1 bestselling ARRANGEMENT trilogy…

First, there was THE ARRANGEMENT—a scandalous story about Peter and Ainsley Greenburg’s attempt to fix their marriage, no matter the cost.
Next, came THE AMENDMENT—with their darkest secrets revealed, the couple set out in a treacherous attempt to repair what had been broken.
Now, Peter and Ainsley’s marriage will be put to one final test with THE ATONEMENT.

Ainsley Greenburg has always been a fixer.
But her latest attempt to repair her marriage left it more damaged than ever before.

Now, trapped in a vicious game of cat and mouse with the man she thought she knew, Ainsley must do what it takes to put out the fire their arrangement ignited.
But it won’t be that simple.

As Peter closes in on her, Ainsley finds herself driven down a path of paranoia and fear.
Her only hope lies in her ability to trust her instincts, but they’ve let her down before.
This time, there’s so much more at stake, and the secrets waiting to be revealed will change everything.

Whom can she trust when her world is up in flames?
One wrong decision could cost her everything she has left—her family, her home, and her life.

And, with a final showdown looming, Ainsley must decide what she's willing to let burn in order to survive.
As the blaze continues to heat up, it's only a matter of time before someone must atone for their sins.

 

Red on the River by Christine Feehan

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan goes all in with this sexy romantic thriller set among the dangers--both man-made and natural--of Nevada's breathtaking landscape.

Vienna Mortenson isn't your typical gambler. She prefers to stay under the radar, using her poker winnings to support her family and her community, including the local search and rescue team, which she heads up. Out in the backcountry there's no time for hesitation when lives are on the line. Vienna prides herself on being tough and decisive. She's not the sort to make a fool of herself over a guy, especially one who left her high and dry without a backward glance.

Zale Vizzini's job constantly puts him in harm's way. Working undercover and disappearing for months at a time isn't exactly a recipe for a stable relationship. Despite the challenges and the risks, Zale wants something real with Vienna. He just needed time to figure out how to be in her life without putting her in danger. Now, he's determined to win her back, and he's ready to lay all his cards on the table.

As their friends' wedding approaches, Zale takes advantage of the festivities to make a play for Vienna's heart. But there are more deadly forces waiting to strike in the rugged terrain of Nevada and the western Sierras. Soon both of their lives are threatened, and the odds are stacked against them....

 

Devoted by Marie Johnston

After being abducted from my bodyguard’s care by my soon-to-be ex-husband, who paid him to off me in the middle of nowhere, I’m locked in the basement of my old Bel Air mansion. Not exactly where I saw myself at this point in the separation—with a bodyguard I feel like I can trust but who accepted millions from my ex, and an ex I suspect is still plotting my demise.

When that bodyguard rescues me, I’ve had enough time to decide he’s the better option. A guy who makes my whole body ignite from head to toe can’t be all bad. I’ve made worse decisions when it comes to men, but I don’t have time to question him as we flee my rich and powerful ex. We escape to a cabin in the middle of the mountains where I have nothing but questions Cannon refuses to answer.

I’m tired of being jerked around by the men in my life. It’s time to do some digging—and what I learn about my bodyguard has little to do with the ex who’s hunting us, but it has everything to do with why Cannon won’t let himself get close to me. I just hope we can work through his past to build ourselves a future—and stop my ex before he steals that from me too.

Devoted is the second book in the Devastated and Devoted Duet.

 

They Had Eyes of Silver by S E Davis

A secret lineage. A family cursed. A forbidden love that can’t be denied…

Veterinarian Reina Kirke is exhausted. So, when her best friend suggests a European vacation, she doesn’t hesitate. A much-needed break and a chance to investigate her mysterious family tree sounds perfect. Too bad she’s in no way prepared for what she finds. The fairy tale town in Belgium hides family secrets that might be grounded in the supernatural. Legends of werewolves and witches surround her, and a taboo love affair threatens to pull her into a danger she might not be able to handle.

What seems like a chance encounter with Blaise Woodward, a brooding hunk with his own secrets, sets up a sequence of events that could unravel both of their families. But only one thing is certain.

Their lives will never be the same…

 

Devastated by Marie Johnston

I own my own dance studio, have a thriving competitive ballroom dance career, and am married to a successful financier. Life should be good, but I also have a stalker, and I’m divorcing my cold, ruthless husband. The day I walk out of my Bel Air mansion, leaving only divorce papers behind, my stalker ups his game.

With no resources, thanks to an iron-clad prenup, I have no one to turn to but an aloof and irreverent friend of a friend. Cannon dresses like he shops in a dirty laundry pile. He acts like he doesn’t have time for my frivolous career. And he looks at me like he can’t believe someone hasn’t knocked me off my high horse already.

But it’s not long before I realize Cannon isn’t all he seems. Just like he sees right through my polish to the insecure, naive girl inside, I see him. He’s intense, he’s restrained, and he has something to hide. Those secrets might not just end what’s growing between us…they might get us killed.

Devastated is the first book in the Devastated and Devoted duet. Cannon and Penni's story continues in Devoted.

 

F*cked by the Sinner by Hayley Faiman

She’s not mine to take. I steal her anyway. Too young for the likes of me, but I claim her as my own.

Zinaida Krupin doesn’t know the meaning of the word freedom. Her father has isolated her for almost a decade. When Kazimir, the Bratva Pakhan, comes to her home with a contract that is too good to resist, she takes it happily. But has she made a deal with the Devil?

Osip Gusev never really thought about his future in the Bratva. He’s always done what is expected of him. As a respected Brigadier, he felt that he had reached his potential. That is until Kazimir comes to him with a new plan, an opportunity that opens up his future to something he could have never imagined.

She is a Printsessa. He's just a soldier. Can they take over an entire territory together, or will they completely fail?
Not everyone is happy about this takeover. Some men are undoubtedly angry that the new king and queen of Northern California seem to be in control and so effortlessly. Can they thrive, or will they fail abysmally?

 

And Then We Sever by A.V. Asher

What happens if you lose the one person you need the most?

Cressida

Cressida Bennett had learned the hard way not to leave her heart unguarded. She hadn’t been looking for a relationship, especially from her closest friend. But Declan had a way of drawing her in, making her ache for things she shouldn’t. She had to choose; keep herself safe, or risk it all for love.

Declan

She’d stolen his heart years ago. No matter how hard he’d tried, Declan McKinley couldn’t keep Cressida out of his head. But she was his subordinate, and more importantly, his friend. Keeping her at arm's length was the only way to have her in his life. Losing her wasn't an option.

One Night

One incredible night changes everything. Despite their best efforts, they can’t go back to the easy world they’d once known. When a handsome American millionaire sets his sights on Cressida, Declan becomes desperate to hold on to what they were. But this man wants more from her than they know. As the lies unravel, Cressida finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous scheme, one that leads her back into the arms of the only man she can trust.

Can Declan keep her safe, or will they sever the ties between them forever?

 

Not a Role Model by Lani Lynn Vale

You better watch out for people that bounce back from everything that’s meant to destroy them.

Those were the words that Coreline King learned to live by when it came to dealing with Tide ‘Rook’ Crow, member of the Battle Crows MC, general surgeon, and all-around jerk who lived to make her life a living hell.

It all started in high school when he stopped seeing her as a random girl and started to see her as his rival.

Together, they became ‘frenemies.’ I.e.—a person with whom one is friendly, despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry.

At least, it started out like that.

Everyone always says there’s a fine line between love and hate. And at first, Tide and Coreline don’t realize how very true that is.

Not until Tide gets hurt defending Coreline’s honor, and Coreline has to fix him because she feels like she owes him.

But one night of bad choices leads to a very big ‘oops’ that will either haunt them for the next eighteen years or bring them together as tight as they ever could be.

 

Hunter by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

From bestselling romantic suspense author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a friends-to-lovers bodyguard romance...

Zoey Roberts is on the run—that’s what happens when someone is stalking you.

Winding up in Wyoming was her latest move and last resort, but giving up everything was the only way to protect herself. New state. New apartment. New life. And for good measure, she takes a new job at the safest place in town—the local security agency, Reynolds Protective Group.

But safe isn’t always smart. And working for the handsomest man she’s ever met quickly turns perilous when she’s faced with those washboard abs, broad shoulders, and charming smile on a daily basis.
Hunter Reynolds is nothing if not determined. From the moment he met Zoey, he was determined to win her heart. So, he pursues her. Patiently. Steadily. Until she finally lets her guard down.

Just when Zoey believes Hunter could be her chance at happiness, she’s threatened once more. Hunter immediately goes from hot boss to protective bodyguard, and it’s not long before their forced proximity sends their attraction to explosive heights. But when her deranged stalker grows bolder, Zoey remembers why she moved to Wisdom in the first place—and why love will always be out of the question.

 

Dance into My Life by Hayley Faiman

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?

 

A Million to Blow by Blue Saffire

Clayton
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.

Sidney
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+

***To keep up with release dates sign up for the mailing list on Blue Saffire site.

 

The Billionaire’s Possession by Bri Blackwood

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.

 

Savage Impulses by Michelle Hercules

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.

 

Daughter of Deception by Ruby Vincent

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.

 

The Dinner Guests by Kiersten Modglin

Six friends.
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?

 

Caught by the Sinner by Hayley Faiman

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?

 

My Best Friend’s Wish by Blue Saffire

Dario
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.

Carleen
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.

Unexcpected Lovers
My Best Friend’s Wish
The Ones Left Behind… Coming soon

 

Wretched by Emily McIntire

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.

 

Antichrist by Amo Jones

Meraki Mallory lived two lives. The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide. She burned with her demons instead of running from them, but when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would need to start hiding them instead. Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul, he would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…

When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies, he passes the gavel down to Niko… but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.
Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life—Meraki. So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth, the secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…
It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them…
…it ends with blood.

*this is a DARK ROMANCE. Please check triggers if think you may need to.
**Antichrist is not a retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are slight nods here and there toward the original tale.

 

Cheaters: A Dark Romance Anthology

The game: dishonesty.

The goal: to gain advantage.

Morals don’t exist with these people. They do what they want, no matter the consequences.

Rules are thrown out.
Honor is void.
Right and wrong is abandoned.

Find out what happens when truth and loyalty are discarded in a world where what you want, is exactly what you get.

Cheaters is a limited edition collection of addictive stories from your favorite USA Today and bestselling authors.

PARTICIPATING AUTHORS
Abigail Davies • Cole Denton • S. Firefox • Stephanie Renee • Cassandra Cripps • Anise Storm • Rae B. Lake • Chelsea McDonald • Kay Elle Parker • Danielle Jacks • Cassia Brightmore • Zoey Zane • Saffron Blu • Mary B. Moore • Stacy McWilliams • Tinley Blake • A R Thomas • Jason Hes • Kirsty-Anne Still • Persephone Autumn • Lindsay Becs • Sienna Grant • Hart De Lune • Jade Royal

 

Start My Life by Hayley Faiman

A decade is a long time to wait to start your life. Can a marriage on the brink of extinction be saved?

Kia Nelson has only loved one man. She has devoted herself to him and only him. The problem is that man has spread his attentions to every woman who crosses his path. She has always accepted his indiscretions as part of the club life.

Until the other men started settling down, proving that monogamy is not dead.

Handles is the Nasty Bastard MC attorney. He loves his life. There is not a single complaint to be had by him. He’s got a wife at home and any woman he wants at the club. He works hard and plays harder. Status quo is exactly what he wants–forever.

When Kia tells him their marriage is through, that she wants to start her life over, without him. Handles is forced to decide, not just for himself but also for his future.

He has to choose whether he wants his freedom or his wife?

 

Redemption by Tori Fox

The Partners are back with a vengeance...

Everyone thinks I died three years ago.
I sacrificed my life for my friends.
To redeem myself for all my wrong doings.

I don’t exist. Not in the real sense of the word.
I’m just a man fulfilling my destiny that was laid out for me from the day I was born.
A man put in position to take over the largest criminal organization.

I’m just a pawn in a game with nothing to lose.
Until my past hits me like a freight train. The only woman I ever fell for reappears in my life.
But she isn’t just anyone. Her family is one of the most powerful mafia families in Italy.
And it’s the family I’m after for trying to take down The Partners.

We never should have been together. We never should have met.
Our story could start a war. Especially when she drops a bomb I never saw coming.
And now the stakes are so high even my own life is forfeit.

I may not exist.
But that won’t stop me from taking what’s mine.
And risking everything for a family I didn’t know I had.

**This is book 3 in The Partners series. While they are standalones, it is best they are read in order.
This is a dark romance suitable for readers 18+. This book may contain subject matter that can be seen as triggers.

 

Branded by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

From bestselling author Dr. Rebecca Sharp comes a sexy, surprise pregnancy romantic suspense...

Jackson Pyle breathes by the rules. From SEAL team to Covington Security, he lives for catching bad guys. But everyone has their breaking point and a pile of dead-end leads in a string of high-profile robberies is his.

Isla Keyes should’ve looked the other way when the man towering over the bar caught her eye. Sure, big, beautiful, and broody were her kryptonite, but Jackson stands on the right side of the law. And with her family’s line of work, she should’ve steered clear… but she couldn’t.

After one incredible night, they went their separate ways. Until that robbery case turns into something far more dangerous. And when one clue leads Jackson to the local flower shop, he’s faced with the woman he can’t stop thinking about—and the secrets she’s been keeping.

Jackson demands answers, but the truth Isla gives him is something he never expected—she’s pregnant. With his baby.

One night broke all the rules and branded them for a lifetime. Now, they’ll have to bridge opposite sides of the law if they want to stop a killer and save their future.

 

Beautiful Unwanted Wildflower by Hayley Faiman

Can you make your own dreams come true?

Josephine Sherman was born to legends. Her parents are both the best in the business. She was born for the stage. She has a dream, and she’s determined to make that dream come true.
Odin Taylor wasn’t just named after a god… he is a god. At least in his own mind. He’s a rock star. Every woman wants him. He’s never had to work for a woman’s attention before.
Before her.
Before Josephine.
Josephine isn’t just the lead singer in Beautiful Unwanted Wildflower. She is the beautiful unwanted wildflower herself. That is until Odin sees her.
He wants her.
She’s like nothing he’s ever had before.
Can they be what the other needs?

 

Atoning Conviction by Greer Rivers

PHOENIX
Their screams haunt me.
I’ve tried to drown them out,
But now I’m forced to fight my demons in this hell.
Shackles remind me I’m a hostage.
That my pain isn’t a nightmare.
This time, the screams are my own.
Only one thing gets me through it all.
Brown Eyes.
She is my strength and my downfall.
But does she want to be rescued?
I used to be haunted by the evil in my nightmares.
Now the monsters are real.
I don’t know if she’s a villain or my savior.

CALLIE
Her death haunts me.
I’ve tried to fight for justice,
But now I’m losing myself in this hell.
I got in over my head and now I’m trapped.
This place is a nightmare.
And I have to escape.
Only one thing can stop me.
Prisoner 813.
He is my weakness and my salvation.
But does he deserve to be rescued?
He’s haunted by his nightmares.
Maybe he deserves them.
I don’t know if he’s a villain or a savior.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Atoning Conviction is the fifth novel in the Conviction series, which has an overarching plot throughout the series, but no cliffhanger for the couple in this book.

For best enjoyment, please read in order.

**While the Conviction Series as a whole is not considered “dark romance,” Atoning Conviction definitely qualifies as a dark romance. It should only be read by mature readers (18+). For complete TW list please read reviews, see the Author's Note on the inside, the Author's "review" below, or visit the Author's Website. Reader discretion is advised.**

 

Oaths and Omissions by Sav R. Miller

Lenny Primrose is a puppet.⁣⁣
A temptress sent to make my life bloody miserable.⁣⁣
Adored by the public and used for her father’s benefit.⁣⁣
Every man wants her, and every woman wants to be her.⁣⁣
She’s good for my reputation.⁣⁣
That’s the only reason I agree to the little devil’s proposal.⁣⁣
I’m game.⁣⁣
Willing to play pretend to get what I want.⁣⁣
Until what I want is her.⁣⁣
Now, there are no rules.⁣⁣
I’ll wage a war against the world just to keep her.⁣⁣

Even the deadliest men have their vices, and she happens to be mine.

**Oaths and Omissions is the third interconnected standalone in the Monsters & Muses series, and is a dark contemporary romance. It is NOT fantasy or a retelling.

 

Pale Moon by Amanda J. Clay

For the first time in Clara's life, she's finally starting to feel at home in Pt. Redwood. Following her heroic endeavors six months prior, the people in town finally see her as an ally and not a threat. She and Sean have settled into a happy life and business at the Drunken Mermaid has never been better.

But if there's one thing Clara knows is to never trust the the calm before the storm.

When a local teenage girl accuses one of Pt. Redwood's esteemed elders of atrocious acts, getting him killed, Clara knows there's more to the story. This girl is terrified of something--or someone--and Clara has the sneaking suspicion she's covering for her real attacker.

Clara can't help but come to the girl's defense, jumping into the investigation. But this time, Clara might be up against an enemy she can't beat.

 

Make Me Your Villain by Lani Lynn Vale

Book 2 of the Battle Crows MC with Shine and Iris.

Flaws—he has them.

Laws? He breaks them.

Dues? He’s paid them.

Scars? He bares them proudly.

Lessons? He’s learned them.

Problems? He has one.

Her name is Iris, and she’s the one thing in his life that he can’t control.