Derrick is one of the creatus, created beings who have lived on the Earth for more than 4,000 years. Many questions surround the origin of these sentient beings who are stronger than humans, eat differently, and live longer. But they were created just as we were, maybe even before us. It is from them we obtain our fairy tales - and our nightmares. They are the reason we believe in superheroes - and monsters. Because...they exist.
"Much Better Than Expected!"
Men. Lying, cheating bastards. All of them. I had a great boyfriend, a great job, and a promising future. Until the redheads started ruining everything. In an instant, my life changed. My boyfriend cheated on me, I was forced to quit my job, and my father went and had a massive heart attack. Before he died, he left me something: His company, Winslow Wines. I was the newly appointed CEO of my family-owned business, which was in the midst of financial ruins until one man stepped in and offered to save me.
Wrong has never been so right. Survival. It's all about the next dollar. It started out as a job, but has morphed into an addiction. Money flows and life is good. Women respond to my mere presence, begging for one more taste. I was the king, on top of the world. It was all a game and I expected nothing less than being crowned the champion. Then she waltzed into the club. And everything became dirty.
"The Good, The Bad and The Dirty!"
After an erotic one-week fling with a musician she meets in a bar, Thea Cunning never expects to see Levi Black again. Then Monday morning comes around, and she discovers that her former lover is not only her professor, but he's also one of the top criminal lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.
"The Verdicts In .... Five Solid Stars!"
Vivian Graham has an acceptance letter into Harvard, a badass tattoo, loyal friends, ties to marijuana, a penchant for Dunkin' Donuts, and her pesky V-card. Everyday she takes the Red Line to her job at The Green Pot in Boston, while her friends enter the coveted, black iron gates to higher learning. The ramifications from a tragic accident have put her life on hold while time marches on for everyone around her.
"4.5 "Scarred Souls Unite" Stars!"
For 4,000 years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one rogue wants the world to know they exist. Victoria doesn't want any of it; she just wants to live in peace without men - humans or creatus - messing with her head. When the rogue decides he wants her to join him, though, only one person is close enough to help her. Only problem, he's her prisoner, and if he escapes, she's supposed to kill him.
"Ok Story ~ Not As Good As Book One!"
It was just a summer fling. He taught me his bad boy ways. And now I'm beyond being saved. At first it was fun, but now it's an addiction my skin craves. All sense of reality disappears and there're no boundaries holding me in.
Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.
When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city's woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.
"This a great romance."
Is there such a thing as a normal life when you live with an ancient vampire and a temperamental hellhound? Victoria Westernly was just starting to think so. With Samhain just around the corner and the promise of a Halloween Ball, her life was looking good. Even the addition of a new master vampire couldn't bring her down. When Victoria and Darien become the victims of a series of unfortunate accidents, they know something's up. Where there's smoke, there's fire. But, the question is, who is burning what?
For 4,000 years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one rogue faction wants the world to know they exist. Meghan only wants to be normal, and for the first time in her life, she feels she might have a chance to be herself. As she finds herself between creatus families with different ideals and their roles within the human race, she struggles to find her way. Only, her path leads her right into the arms of a wanted man.
Motions and Moments is the third book by Michael Pronko on the fluid feel and vibrant confusions of Tokyo life. These 42 new essays burrow into the unique intensities that suffuse the city and ponder what they mean to its millions of inhabitants.
21-year-old college student Becca Stewart has lived her life by the rules and never stepped over any lines. For once in her life she wants to be the bad girl and enjoy what she's missing out on. She's had a crush on the star quarterback at her university and decides to tell him how she feels. He's all in for a night of wild sex until she confesses to being a virgin. Telling her he'd love to give her what she wants if she wasn't innocent, she decides to fight for him.
Paisley Ames can't escape the headline splashed across every news outlet, a vivid reminder of the tragedy that changed her life and still haunts her. Despite the passage of time, she can't heal. She can't let in the man who might show her how to live again. Barrett "Bare" Locke took one look at Jamison Knight's daughter and saw a survivor. A woman, fierce and strong. Too bad she doesn't see it. He understands what it is to lose someone you love.
Sometimes there are monsters hiding in the people we love. Monsters we don't see until it's too late. As a psychologist to abuse victims, I see the damage those monsters can cause every day and the hell the women go through to regain their lives. My experiences in life are a double-edged sword. Without them, I wouldn't understand the women who seek my professional help. Having them has ruined me for any woman. I refuse to let history repeat itself.
"Wow! Loved This Ride!"
Two weeks ago, Chase Riley and her best friend were kidnapped, severely beaten and left for dead. Chase was the lone survivor but has been in a coma since she was found. The police, led by her ex-boyfriend, Detective Phillip Wade, still have no idea what happened. When Phillip gets the call that his sleeping beauty is finally awake, he rushes to her side. There's just one little problem. Chase doesn't recall that fateful night, and doctors aren't certain if she'll ever remember. And the woman before him is nothing like the laughing jokester Phillip once fell for.
Rissa has been hurt, badly, and the idea of marriage - to anyone - is enough to make her run. Kane finds occasion to take the beautiful, stubborn woman in hand many times over the course of their budding, heated relationship, but will he be able to convince her to stop making him pay for the sins of her ex? Will an ultimatum bring about the desired reply or will Rissa run like the wind?
This is the story of the first contact between humanity and the civilization of another world, with all of the uncertainty, questions, deceptions, curiosity, fears, and ethical problems that it raises. But it is also the story of a huge spaceship in orbit around the Earth; and the diary of a government agent whose mission is to thwart the alien conquest.
"Very Unique ~ Unlike Any Sci-Fi I've Listened too!"
With a crappy ex-husband and a new lease on life, Jade Brooks moves to Spring Mills for a fresh start. What she gets is far more than she bargained for when Holden Foster shows up at her door. He's hot, dominating, and harbors a secret of intergalactic proportions. Jade and her new sexy friend travel to a prison colony on his home planet of Adair, where spankings are a regular occurrence and age regression is a requirement for jailed women to rehabilitate within the system.
Sinclair Eisley, Sin to those who know her, is ready for a change. She's prepared to put modeling behind her and spend some time getting to know her sister again. She's only planning on a long vacation until she meets a man who suddenly makes her yearn for that ever elusive happily ever after.