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ARDENT
by Heloise West (author)

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Posted: Feb 21, 2017


In the village of Torrenta, master painter Morello has created a color that mimics the most expensive pigment of all, the crimson red. Master Zeno, from strife-ridden Medici Florence, tells him the color gives him a competitive advantage – but Morello must be careful. Fraud is ever-present in the dye and pigment markets.

As they work together in Torrenta, Morello falls hard for Zeno's assistant, Benedetto Tagliaferro, a young man of uncommon beauty and intelligence. Benedetto is still fixed on his old lover, the master painter Leo Guisculo, and cannot return Morello's affections.

But when Leo dies in a terrible accident, it's to Morello that Zeno and Benedetto turn for help. And Morello soon finds that in Florence, every surface hides layers of intrigue.

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Make Me Sweat
Charged with planting a listening device in the office of a mysterious nightclub owner, Ever Marcille accepts an invite from her target to indulge in some naughty play. She didn't count on their mutual, insatiable need, or the many ways his closely guarded secrets intertwined with hers. Simon Dakin has one thing on his mind, getting close to the arms dealer known as Ghost. That's until he spies Ever at his club. Time after time she comes in, teasing his senses, starring in his fantasies. He promises himself one night with her in his arms, but a single taste isn't possible. He's hooked. Even as their secrets intrude, Dak and Ever succumb to their desires on borrowed time. Can their new-found feelings survive the many blows, or are they over before they've had a chance to truly begin? This is a previously published work. The cover, and/or publisher has changed. The content has not.
Neutral Shades
Forced to move and change schools just before his senior year, Greg Reese thinks his life is over until he meets handsome jock, Nick Anderson who is his dream guy in every way. Sparks fly between the two, but neither are out. When they're caught in a compromising situation, Greg quickly finds himself dumped. Moving on isn't easy, but starting a summer job helps keep a devastated Greg occupied, along with forming a friendship with humorous and cute co-worker, Chris. Chris is out and makes no bones about it. Greg has an instant attraction to Chris, and coming out now seems to be an option. After all, you can't hide forever, right?
Hot To The Touch
Can the summer get any hotter? Swingers Brett and Jen head north to a clothing optional RV resort, but maybe cooling down will only heat things up more. Hot to the Touch Swinging Games Book 15 Escaping Southern Indiana summer heat, swingers Brett and Jen check out a Minnesota clothing optional RV resort, where the rules are very different from the swing lifestyle venues they're used to. When they spot a hot looking couple in the swimming pool, they're definitely interested, but they know better than to make the first move. Will Paul and Kim turn out to be players, or will Brett and Jen get a cold shoulder?
Worth Waiting For
Twice in a lifetime? Craig isn't one for having friends. In fact, he's content being a loner until he meets new guy, Jason one summer's day. Jason is everything Craig isn't. Jason is handsome, athletic, and charismatic. But Jason also harbors a deep secret. Soon they form a fast friendship that changes into something much more. After an impromptu trip to visit Jason's estranged gay brother, Craig reveals Jason's dark secret and Jason vows to never see Craig again before he sends him away. Years pass and Craig moves on with his life. After a couple of bad relationships, he's done with dating and finding Mr. Right. But when an older and more mature Jason steps back into his life looking to hookup again, he can't help but wonder if there's still a spark waiting to be relit between them.
Liam's Luck, Out Now!
Lucky Number 13 in the Lords of Hawksfell Manor series of erotic MMF Historical Romances is out now! Liam Hawk has the luck of the Irish, according to his mother. Except for the Hawk curse that forces him to satisfy his lusts anywhere he can. When he's invited to Hawksfell Manor, his mother insists he take her ward with him. Charlotte Crane is a temptation he avoids. He wants her, but she's better off without his Hawk beast's desires. Charlotte loves Liam, but he always seems angry at her. At Hawksfell, Liam learns he's the Earl's half-brother and finds family he's never known. He can't deny he wants Charlotte and Jackson Hartley, his valet at Hawksfell. Jackson's role at Hawksfell is a solitary one. Liam and Jackson have much in common there. Jackson and Charlotte share kisses and more, and they both speak of Liam. The three embark on a liaison, their hearts and passions mingling until none can imagine life without the other two. Can Liam be lucky in love? Or will he deny his good fortune?
Spanish Caresses
Charlie isn't much interested in vacationing in Spain or in seeing a flamenco concert while she's there. But she has let her best friend talk her into both, and when her eyes meet those of the darkly handsome guitarist onstage, she is instantly mesmerized. A member of a secret blood-drinking race, Nikolas occupies his time killing daemons and playing guitar. He has given up on finding his soul mate after centuries of searching, and suddenly one night out of the blue, there she sit, spellbound as she watches him play. Now all he has to do is convince her that she belongs to him and protect her from a pissed-off shapeshifting daemon Charlie never knew existed.
A Witch, A God, A Potion...oh My! Freeing The Beast - Erotic Paranormal - Romantic Comedy
October 17 release Book one in the Taming the Beast series No more Mr. Nice Guy. For Becca Salt being a witch isn't all magic. Too curvy and lonely, she spends her nights running a makeover service for demons, vamps, weres and zombies who want to project a more human, normal side. Their goal? To get the babes without the authorities hunting them down like rabid dogs. Once Becca suppresses the worst of their beast, they're on the hunt and gone. Dating has been a definite bitch for Eric Diletto. Although he's hot and hung, he's also one of Cupid's descendants—a god born to believe in courtship, courtesy and all that other junk. Tired of women dumping him for the bad boys, Eric hires Becca to release his inner beast. Grrrr. Two potions later, they're crawling all over each other. With Eric's newfound dominance, he's definitely the man. And the god, who intends to take Becca here, there and everywhere. Who said sorcery and love wasn't fun? Warning—a witchdoctor's nightmare. Contains potions with weird side effects, a sorceress with limited magical skills and a yearning heart, plus a minor god who wants to get down and dirty. Bad, bad boy.
Finding Susan ~ New Release
Only 99c until November 1! A real life story of deceit, acceptance, and the quest to find true love, while staying true to yourself. The last thing Renay Skovgaard expected was to find herself a victim of a catfisher. No stranger to online dating, Renay didn't see it coming until it was too late, and she'd already lost her heart. Months after the catfisher had faded away, and time had healed the wound, Renay was finally able to grasp the truth behind the encounter. She was in love with the woman in the image she carried around in her back pocket, not the person behind the screen. Her hazel eyes were the same pair she'd seen since childhood, and she was ready to find the woman she knew only as, Susan Walters. The last thing Olga Weber expected her first night at Oktoberfest was to come-to-face with the woman she couldn't live without. Her kindness, humor, and easy going way of making her feel safe drew her to the woman like a moth to a flame. Olga knew the game she played was dangerous, because a woman like Renay could destroy the make-believe life she's worked for years to build. After one chance meeting she could feel the walls of her closet crumbling around her, and she knew her life was about to change…forever. Olga and Renay find themselves falling in love; one woman comfortable with her sexuality, the other uncomfortable in her own skin. A bottle of wine and a sweet, languid kiss told Olga the time had come to decide if Renay was worth fighting for, and if true love could conquer all
Photographic Heart Itayu Lake 8
Brannon arrives at Itayu Lake to visit his aunts and find his mate. Kyle is in the area to take photos, having learned about it from a friend. Brannon is hesitant but unable to keep himself away from the human. Kyle is inexplicably drawn to the beautiful man. Their meeting will change both of their lives! This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, May 8th.
The Royal Marine
"I told you not to give me your heart yet—I hadn't earned it. Trouble is I'd already laid mine in your hands. "
Second Chances Historical Romance Novella
FREE for KU subscribers or $.99. "It is a fun, emotional, enjoyable, hot, and so much more story. I highly recommend it." (5-star Goodreads Review)
99c - The Unexpected Santa
When a rugby bad boy butts heads with a retired Marine, which alpha male becomes top dog? Scottie Monk came out of the womb angry at the world. He's selfish and bitter. "Bah humbug!" rolls off his tongue far easier than "Happy Christmas." Gray Baird has dedicated his life to public service as a Marine Corps officer and later as a police chief. The decorated hero finds it impossible to ignore autistic twins in desperate need of holiday spirit. He'll be the grumpiest Santa in the world if it puts a smile their faces. And he'll drag a reluctant Scottie along for the ride. This December, Gray and Scottie collide while unexpectedly playing Santa. The short story The Unexpected Santa is book five in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.
Free! Predator's Kiss, Gemini Island Shifters 1.
Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he's created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes. When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hit man, Ryland is incensed. He's been cleaning up Soren's messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother's lecherous exploits. Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she's worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures. Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she's on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland's protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won't be denied.
Read Wednesday On Thursday For Free With Kindle Unlimited - Or Buy Now
There are rumours that the coffee guy has "a thing" about words. Shrugging off her friend's concern about the way the man in the cafe stares at her every lunch hour, Wednesday can't see how his love of words could possibly be hazardous. The fact is, Wednesday rather enjoys being the centre of an attractive man's undivided attention. His dark blue eyes alone have provided her with many delicious erotic fantasies, a welcome distraction from the pressures of the real world and a dull job. It's totally harmless… …until there's an accident with a cup of coffee. After soaking Wednesday with a hot latte, the coffee guy's attention suddenly becomes far more enticing—and dangerous. Drawn into a bizarre world of human behavioural research, where crosswords are used to initiate sexual experiments, Wednesday finds herself driven, not by a desire to further scientific research, but by the need to be rewarded for her hard work by the coffee guy's captivating research assistant. A stunning redhead by the name of Thursday…
Broke Deep
The story of the Troilus is interwoven with the Capell family history. When amateur historian Dominic Watson inveigles himself into seeing the ship's timbers which make up part of Morgan's home, they form a tentative but prickly friendship that keeps threatening to spark into something more romantic.
The Bunny And The Billionaire
"Sweet, entertaining, funny, and totally fabulous." 5 stars ~ Rainbow Book Reviews Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life. As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they're not ready to say goodbye.
Have You Read Vespers Yet?
Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget… The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he's vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul. Sarasija Mishra's most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood… The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can't even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can't afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer's "special diet". A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont's mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can't seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected "Sara" to be a girl. Falling in love is hard at any age… The vampire can't fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara's brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.
Tamed By The Alien
Just released! "Adrienne Blake has hit this one out of this world. You'll be swooning, blushing, flushing and panting with the heat between these characters. I love these alien romances because the authors let their imaginations free and the readers are lucky enough to witness it. These types of books have great world-building and the story lines that are so intricately plotted. There's so much going on with the various characters that you get sucked into this world and its politics and the lives of these characters, and you're sitting on the edge of your seat wanting to find out what happens next. As always, there's a central romance that is full of emotion and action and has a wonderful happy end. It's fascinating to see how everything interweaves and connects and how it all unfolds."
One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
The Discipline For A Lasting Marriage Series: Meet Charlie And Lydia, A Wwii-era Couple With A Dd ["spanking Marriage"]
Get to know this exciting, young couple, as they progress from their days in Hell's Kitchen, NYC to early middle-age in Los Angeles, CA. Charlie is a loving, but decidedly alpha male. He wants Lydia to be her own person and express her own mind and opinions. The one place he insists she submit to his authority is where it comes to her safety, health and well-being. Lydia is an independent, free-spirited, forward-thinking woman. But she negotiates a "spanking marriage" after being warned not to walk home alone late after theater rehearsals and performances through Hell's Kitchen. Follow them as their "spanking marriage" evolves to require a spanking contract, and as they face challenges and crises. The series is up to Book 17. NOTE: Please be aware these books contain graphic sexual descriptions, the spanking(s) of an adult woman [some non-consensual], scenes of domestic discipline, rough anal sex, and anal discipline.
Shield Of The Palidine - Best Adventure 2017
NOVEL WRITING FESTIVAL named SHIELD OF THE PALIDINE as one of 2017's best of ADVENTURE Novel Stories from around the world. What happens when you throw a spoiled French princess and a stinky peasant boy into the world of Greek Mythology? Chaos, intrigue, adventure, and love.
Exchange Of Power
Can an exchange of power lead to a happily ever after? Burned in the past by men who should have loved her, Lynette Winters is starting to give up on her happily ever after. She made a standing date with herself long ago. If by her thirty-fifth birthday she hasn't found the right man—one who will treat her as an equal and not the hired help—then she'll find a bar somewhere, toast the farewell of her girlish dreams, and fully embrace her life of solitude. After all, she has a great career, friends she enjoys, and the BDSM lifestyle, which keeps her firmly in control of the subs at the Vault. With her whip in one hand and her self-control in the other, she gets all the fulfillment a Domme needs. Even if she can't reach orgasm herself. Deacon Trisk and Blake Armstrong both noticed Lynette the first day she walked into the Vault. Working security for the club, they watch as she keeps others at arm's reach—including her subs—and they suspect this beautiful, little blonde Domme comes with a complicated past. Although Deacon and Blake aren't submissives, both men are ready to fall to their knees for a little attention from Mistress Lynette. And better yet, maybe they can convince her to let them take the lead. But when her past comes back to haunt her, Lynette refuses to give up her newfound control. Blake and Deacon will do anything to keep her safe. But when pleasure turns to danger, perhaps it's just too late for an exchange of power—even one that could give them more than they had ever dreamed...
Are You Ready For A Breeches-ripper?
Will a virgin captive surrender to this pirate's sinful touch? "[L]oads of very hot dirty sex in which Nathaniel is a very willing participant.... Just as their relationship is developing, the action kicks in with battles at sea, treachery, daring rescues, heroic actions, and suffice it to say that your swash will be thoroughly buckled, and your timbers definitely shivered!" ~ Gay Book Reviews Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it's concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he's sailing to the fledging colony, where he'll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family's financial gain. Then pirates strike and he's kidnapped for ransom by the Sea Hawk, a legendary villain of the New World. Bitter and jaded, Hawk harbors futile dreams of leaving the sea for a quiet life, but men like him don't deserve peace. He has a score to settle with Nathaniel's father—the very man whose treachery forced him into piracy—and he's sure Nathaniel is just as contemptible. Yet as days pass in close quarters, Nathaniel's feisty spirit and alluring innocence beguile and bewitch. Although Hawk knows he must keep his distance, the desire to teach Nathaniel the pleasure men can share grows uncontrollable. It's not as though Hawk would ever feel anything for him besides lust… Nathaniel realizes the fearsome Sea Hawk's reputation is largely invented, and he sees the lonely man beneath the myth, willingly surrendering to his captor body and soul. As a pirate's prisoner, he is finally free to be his true self. The crew has been promised the ransom Nathaniel will bring, yet as danger mounts and the time nears to give him up, Hawk's biggest battle could be with his own heart. Buy or borrow now in Kindle Unlimited!
Tressa Gets "a" Rating From Smexybooks
It isn't everyday you come across a romance novel that tells a delicate story with such strength, style and grace. It is always tricky to write character focused material. There was no grandiose plot to distract. Chapter after chapter the characters were faced with a problem of sorts and the entertainment, the storytelling, rested soundly on their ordinary lives. Lives so ordinary but written in a way that captivates. I don't know where Barbara T. Cerny has been all my life, but she's firmly cemented as one of my fav reads of 2018 thus far with "Tressa"
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