From the Creators of the award-winning steampunk Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a collection of new adventures from around the world. The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences investigates the bizarre and unusual, and protects the citizens of the Empire from forces of darkness. Every agent knows that thrusting themselves into danger is part of the job, and may demand of them the ultimate sacrifice. They call on their own inner strength, wits, intellect, and innovations of science and technology.
"Not all authors are great narrators"
Nicholas Knight has a dark, dangerous appeal that attracts Ali Charbonneau like a moth to a flame. There is an undeniable attraction between them, even though he is doing his level best to ignore it. In a town full of rumors theirs is the hottest. Ali resembles Nicholas' dead fiancée. She stirs up the past and unanswered questions. Most everyone in town believes he murdered the woman he claims to have loved. And Nicholas isn't sure he didn't.
It isn't hanging precariously outside the fourth-floor window of an office building that has Crew Harper's heart pounding; a sliver of open drapery reveals the source of his excitement - Alexia Grant undressing in her office! Entranced by her caramel-haired sensuality, he almost falls off the scaffolding. Just getting his grip after Alexia leaves in her workout gear, Crew sees a man stealthily enter her office and rifle through her desk. Crew knows he has to warn Alexia about the intruder he saw, but how to do that without letting her know everything that he saw...and wanted?
Christmas is Hollie Winslow's favorite holiday. But as a realtor, she has to work when the clients need her, even during the holidays. Bah Humbug should have been Noel Hawksley's name, but Noel doesn't look anything like a grinch. Devastatingly gorgeous in a menacing srot of way, he demands his own way and expects to get it.
With his lean, hard body and sexy slouch, Kyle Fox is as handsome as the movie stars he reviews on his television show, Theatre Talk. First mistaking the uptight Miss Amanda Butterworth for the network censor, Kyle is less than happy to learn she is being foisted on him as a new co-host. But their surprising chemistry raises more than the ratings and Amanda counters his dirty tricks with anonymous steamy letters of invitation.
When Nicole Hart is bumped without notice from a guest spot on Antony Gawain's provocative talk show, she is plenty steamed. She decides to get even on camera by pretending to be a sex therapist to address the question posed on his next show: What Do Women Want? As sparks fly between Nicole and the handsome host, it soon becomes clear neither one of them can even remember the question. But to Nicole's surprise, Anthony might have some answers that she wasn’t expecting.
To supplement her meager salary as a book editor, Brittany Astor answers an ad to read aloud for a client. Expecting a nice little old lady, Brittany is shocked to instead find notorious playboy Ethan Moss. Temporarily blinded, Ethan was in hiding. It is the perfect opportunity for a shy book editor to live out her fantasy of having a wild fling with the man of her erotic dreams. But how will she bear it when the fantasy ends and Ethan no longer needs her?
Detective Cade Hawkins has a buzz haircut and a hotshot reputation. He never met a woman he didn't want to rescue. However, his lover-boy actions have just gotten him busted by the Vice Squad. It's going to take some effort to get back his Captain's support. Ashleigh Frost always did the proper thing and she'd wound up divorced and broke. So she is giving up her good-girl badge to take a walk on the wild side. It's a walk that puts her in danger and in need of a hero.
Dakota Law has a way with words. Country music's brightest star, the lyrics he writes make every woman melt. Chelsea Stone is rock music's legendary bad girl with a mane of dark curls, red lips and flashy long legs, but that's not enough to stop a career on the skids and the big zero in the romance score. Dakota isn't having any of it. And he definitely isn't going to write the song she so desperately needs to revive her career. In their battle of wills, could it actually be desire that wins out?
To her surprise, Victoria Stone found herself with her fiancé's best friend, Zack DeLuca, accompanying her on holiday to a ghost town. Zack had the smoldering dark eyes of a desperado and he seemed to read her darkest desires, fuel them even. It was one thing to fantasize about a sexy gunslinger. It was quite another to have one come to life, especially when no one else could see him. Soon Victoria's fantasy and reality were intertwined in Restless Nights.
Audrey Hepburn once said that Paris is always a good idea. So when Zoe wants to shake up her life she takes that advice and heads to France. In Paris she soon meets Grey who wants to fulfill her every forbidden fantasy. She succumbs to his sexual pull and falls under his control. Thrilled with the intense passion, but wanting more than an affair, she must make a choice. Is this stranger really the man she wants?
Mitch Marlow is Hollywood's hottest bad boy. But lately his reckless, real-life stunts have gotten very dangerous, making movie studio executives nervous about their investment. Smart and sassy, Molly Hill is the talent agent stuck with babysitting the arrogant star. It's her job to keep him alive until the Western he's shooting wraps. But will both of their Bad Attitudes rub together to spark a flame in the close quarters of a movie-set trailer?