Fulfilling a favor and executing a business plan, Luke Dexter arrives at Dallas' Sybarite Club for a one-night stand. He never imagined he'd come face to face with the woman he left behind a decade earlier. Rebecca Rainier fell in love with Luke Dexter in high school and was crushed when he dumped her to join the Marines after 9/11. Set up on a one-night stand by her business partner, nothing could prepare Rebecca for who her date is. Can Luke and Rebecca bridge the pain of a decade-long abandonment, in one cold Texas night?
"Sweet Heather Long romance"
Living out of a car and waiting tables to make ends meet is hardly the stuff of fairy tales. So when a gorgeous man approaches Alyx Dagmar with a wild story about her royal lineage and an even wilder proposition, the aspiring actress is sure he's got the wrong woman.
Lieutenant Brenden Fitzpatrick is a dedicated Marine, loyal son, and devoted uncle, but he's lonely....Watching so many friends settle into long-term relationships highlighted the absence of someone to come home to in his life. When his unit encourages him to give the 1Night Stand service a try, he asks for the impossible - a night with the one man he almost gave up the Marines for in the first place.
Shannon Fabray is a sculpture artist and her love of the pure masculine body is demonstrated in every work of aesthetic art she creates. But her passion for the body doesn't extend into her personal life after a hellish experience in college left her with nowhere to turn but her work. After several criticisms about the lack of passion in her sculptures, Shannon is determined to face her fears and take desire by the balls. A one-night stand should do the trick.
Marine Paul Torres is used to women who enjoy the pleasure of the moment and whom he can bed with a wink and a smile. But with so many of his friends settling down, he's turned on by the allure of finding the right partner as well. Even more so when he meets Lillianna Hansen while attending a wedding. After a passionate night, Paul wakes to find her gone and though he wants more than a one-night stand with the alluring Lily, his limited leave is up and he's forced to return to active duty.
"Sweet love story"
Rescued from a whorehouse in Fort Courage, Delilah Rinaldi never expected to find a sanctuary populated by Fevered and their allies. Silent since her arrival at the ranch, she longs to believe in Buck and the passionate dreams they share. But she keeps dangerous knowledge of the enemy hunting them all close to her heart - information Jason may reveal and cost her the only home and man she loves. Primitive, primal and provocative, their struggle is intensely personal.
Madame Eve's 1Night Stand service introduces Gunnery Sergeant Jasmine "Jazz" Winters to best friends and retired Marines, Logan Cavanaugh, and Zach Evans. At the end of their night of frenzied passion in Las Vegas, Jazz walks away from the only two men who ever made her feel like a woman. Logan and Zach let her go, but only if she swears all of her future leaves to them. These three Marines shared everything, but will one night be enough?
"A menage with a happy ending! OohRah!"
Tired of being her mother's personal Barbie, Mary traded in her tiara and a lucrative modeling contract for combat boots and life as a Marine. Kyle heard every variation as he went through school: nerd, geek, four-eyes, weirdo - and he rolled with it. Can Combat Barbie and her nerd overcome the past to love another day?
In the shadows of the Old West, that untamed land, live bands of outlaws and outsiders. In a time when fevers could fell whole towns, these few survivors are marked. Marked...and forever changed. Sam Kane is the oldest brother, the steadfast son and the confident marshal. He's never met a problem too hot to handle until a gang behind a string of robberies across the territory set their sights on his town. Now with the bank's gold inexplicably missing from a locked safe, the town hunting the elusive thieves and a passionate redhead with a fiery secret in his jail, Sam has his hands full.
"Bad narrator make 4 a difficult listen"
Jazz has been one of the guys for over a decade, serving her country with distinction, but she longs to explore her femininity, to be desired as a woman, to flirt, cavort, and fulfill every sexual desire. When her mother, of all people, signs her up for a one-night stand, she's not sure whether to be exhilarated or pissed. Flying to Las Vegas on the promise of a total escape, Jazz plans to be Jasmine for just one night, because tomorrow she plans to re-up for another five years.
"Great menage story from Ms. Long"
After two decades surrounded by artificial friendships and inflated egos, movie star Lauren Kincaid's greatest desire is to meet a real man, not a Hollywood talking head. When her agent suggests a 1Night Stand date, the only expectations Lauren allows herself to have are discretion and exclusivity. PFC James Westwood isn't a typical Marine, but the last thing he expected was a date with screen goddess Lauren Kincaid. Can one night turn into happily ever after for this Marine and his movie star?
"A bit 'ho hum' - not really erotica"
Damon Sinclair is a simple Marine with simple needs and after five years of active duty in the sandbox, he's ready to settle down and feed people's souls. But when the rest of his Brothers sign up with the 1Night Stand dating service, the opening night of his new restaurant includes a date with Madame Evangeline's hand picked choice. Helena Blake has focused her entire life on her education and legal career.
"The best written combination of food and sex ever!"
Rory knows she's being watched, and she's not about to let the hunter catch her in his trap. She'll confront her stalker, a man she suspects is involved in the disappearances of other superheroes - if she can ignore the sensual heat that fills her every time he's near.... One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Michael believes eliminating Rory is the key to his mission. But even as he takes aim, a split second of doubt causes him to miss his shot. Can Rory and Michael work together to change the future?
"This story felt like a bull in a china cabinet."
For single mom and widow Melody Carter, six months passed since an IED ripped her life apart. Everyone is sympathetic and offers platitudes of comfort and support. Everyone thinks they know why she's grieving, but Melody isn't mourning. She's ashamed to be grateful her abusive husband won't hurt her anymore, and she's scared for her child. Born with a mild heart defect, her daughter needs lifesaving surgery. But with her funds tight she's running out of options. When she receives an offer for assistance from Mike's Place, can Melody put her faith in the men her husband called friend?
"Pure romance of the healing sort :-)"
Matt McCall's struggles to reintegrate into civilian life have been an ongoing battle for the better part of two years. Daily group sessions and weekly one-on-ones have only allowed him to grow so far. Twice he's returned to his home state of Indiana and twice, he retreated to Mike's Place. Uncertain of where he belongs in the world, he silently battles depression. The unexpected gift of Jethro, a black Labrador Retriever, perks his spirit...and a chance meeting in the park gives him a precious gift.
"Interesting story on PTSD"
Roger Michael Easton IV, better known as Rowdy, flouted the family's Naval tradition to enlist in the Marines—not as an officer, but a ground pounding grunt. He never expected to see as much combat or valor as he did in the field, but every engagement furthered his commitment to his brothers in arms. Now, with an early offer on the table to end his contract, Rowdy has to take a long look at the life he left behind, the life he's built, and the future he longs to have.
"Entertaining story; narration great in hot spots"
Accountant Zip Collins spends so much time on spreadsheets that's she's forgotten what it's like to be between the sheets. During her weekly cocktail hour with the girls, they consult a Magic 8-Ball about her crush on bartender Tony. When the toy advises her to go for it, Zip dares to color outside the lines and go after the man who heats her dreams.... Tony Giordano enjoys Friday nights above all others, because it's the one night a week he's sure to see the sexy accountant and her friends. Having long since resigned Zip to the look-but-don't-touch category, he's blown away by her invitation.
When the spirit fever struck a town, a village or an outpost, it left few if any survivors. The white man blamed the Indian saying they used their mojo on them. The Indians blamed the white man for angering the spirits. The survivors knew it didn't matter. The Fevered were forever changed.