Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm's way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the cross hairs of one of Miami's death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she might have no choice but to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.
After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she's nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he'd never have a chance with a woman like her - not with his disfigurement - he can't stay away.
"Hot and Suspenseful"
Timoken, a magician king, has found a new home in a castle in Britain. But when an evil steward takes control of the castle, he imprisons Timoken and wreaks havoc on surrounding villages. With the help of Gabar, the talking camel, Timoken escapes and embarks on a quest to find and rescue his friends, and build himself a kingdom to call home for good. In this brand-new series, best-selling author Jenny Nimmo takes listeners on an extraordinary quest with one of her most powerful and mysterious characters.
Mara Caldwell made a clean break from her old life, never imagining her secrets could come back to haunt her. When an old enemy surfaces and threatens the world she's created for herself Mara is prepared to give up everything, including the husband she loves if it will keep him safe. Harrison knew his wife had secrets when he married her, but when he discovers the truth, it's far worse than he imagined.
"The Past Returns"
As an heiress from a prominent family, Mina knows the pain of living under a microscope. Which is why she loves her sleepy Key West home where nobody knows her name. She’s determined to make her way without being coddled - and no mugging is going to change that. Former Marine and newest Red Stone Security employee Alexander Blue has seen enough bloodshed to last a lifetime - or ten.
"This series is such a pleasure to absorbed in!"
Seven years ago she broke his heart... Leaving Vincent was the hardest thing Jordan Alvarado ever had to do, but she had no choice. She never expected to come back, or for the smoldering attraction between them to ignite into a bonfire. But deep down, she knows he'll never be able to understand or forgive what she did, and that being with him will only lead to heartbreak. He's not letting her go again...
Lingerie shop owner Julieta Mederos has worked hard to get her business off the ground. Now she's looking forward to some quality time with her friends and her big, boisterous family. But explicit texts from random phone numbers and vandalism at her shop makes it clear someone dangerous has fixated on her. Without any solid leads, the police can't help her and she's forced to turn to the last man she wants to depend on.
"Fast paced, seductive, exciting & thrilling story"
Fierce and sexy, former Marine Travis Sanchez has always held himself back from the rest of the world, using his tattoos and piercings as armor. But when the woman he's wanted for months is threatened, he knows it's time to strip away the bad boy image and show her just how much he wants to be with her. As one of Red Stone Security's best contractors, Travis is trained for almost any situation. But nothing prepares him for the most dangerous threat of all: the one to his heart.
"A sweet romance amidst suspense…"
Iris Tarango is a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks; she's also a decorated former Marine who fought hard to become one of Red Stone Security's most respected agents. But her perfectly ordered life is turned upside down when she's assigned to guard the sexy, dominating tycoon she shares a secret history with.
No woman ever affected Red Stone Security expert Kell Malone quite like Charlotte Bastien. It’s been a year since that incredibly intense night they spent together and he still can’t get her out of his head. When he discovers she’s in Miami - with their three-month-old son - he’s stunned. Hurt. He’s also determined to know his child, and if she’ll give him the chance, to make a life with the stubborn woman who has sworn off love.
"B+ overall rating..."
At school, 16-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a "half-breed". At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door. Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother's death. Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love.
A clause in the will of an old embittered aunt means that our hero has to choose between two women, cousins of his, of whom one is conventional and submissive and the other beautiful, erotic and unconventional. Trysts are held in the Italian garden in the presence of a stone dragon, a symbol of emotion frozen for all time, just as in a conventional marriage. The hero makes his choice, and unleashes a series of events which will not disappoint affectionados of the tragic gothic melodrama.
On a connecting flight from North Carolina to Boston, on arguably the worst day of his young life, lovelorn Tristan Shaw meets someone who is completely wrong for him. Straight, sporty and ridiculously good looking, college athlete Noah Thomas is everything Tristan is running from and everything he can't resist.
Kyle, the quarterback of his high school football team, is a cocky womanizer and as straight as they come. On the night of the last big party of the year, he thinks he's finally got the chance to bang the only girl who's ever turned down his advances. But she has a much more sinister plan in mind, involving horny tentacles that are desperate to breed... even with a man!
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