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by Laura Baumbach (author)

Posted: Sep 27, 2017

What goes bump in the night?

What causes you a fright?

While the answers for each may vary, I promise that these stories will not leave you wary.

From vampires and demons to shifters and creatures that you'd never suspect, this set will leave you breathless in the best possible ways.

So, don't be afraid. Come, step inside our realm. Allow the mysticism of romance in many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet, soothing, spine tingling comfort.

We promise… you won't be sorry.

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Curl Up With A Cozy Mystery!
When Veronica Campbell agrees to take her sister's place at a murder mystery weekend getaway, she has no idea what's in store. The events at the mountaintop lodge get off to a good start, especially when she meets Adam, the handsome man staying in the room next door. By the end of the first night, however, the role-playing games take a dark turn when one of the participants is killed for real. Violent storms and sabotaged cars trap the guests at the lodge with no escape. Frightened and surrounded by strangers, she not only has to stay on guard against the danger that lurks in every corner, but fight the attraction to her sexy neighbor. One by one, the murderer picks off each guest as the storm rages around them. The number of suspects grows smaller, and soon, the moment of truth arrives. Can she trust Adam, or has she wound up in the arms of a killer?
Count The Shells
Returning to the once-beloved Cornish coast for a break with his sister and her family, Michael has to find the courage to face old memories . . . and dare new relationships.
Barbara T. Cerny is on the 2017 BookViral Millennium Book Award long listed authors for her book "Tressa".
Hot new MM romance What would you think if the guy you were dating raced off every night before midnight and would never say why? Would you succumb to the urge to follow him one night? Liam Hale can't believe his luck when he meets the man of his dreams, Karl Oberon. Hunky Karl is the sexiest man Liam has ever met, but his mysterious disappearances start to tease. Gorgeous Liam is the only man Karl has ever loved. Together they spark and sizzle with passion, but Karl doesn't know how to tell Liam why he races away. Maybe keeping Liam's mind off the question with mind-blowing erotic encounters will work.
Seducing Cat
What could college English Professor Caitlin Shanahan ever have in common with the brash carpenter Kurt Davis? The sexy sprite Meghan Keenan, that's what. Seducing Cat Meghan's Playhouse, Book 1 Level headed English Professor Caitlin Shanahan has finally earned tenure and purchased the century-old two-story house of her dreams in the college town of Burntside, Wisconsin—at thirty-four, she'd better face facts: her future is teaching college and writing plays, not falling in love. So why is she so drawn to foxy little hometown actress Meghan Keenan, who's rented her upstairs apartment, or worse, to the girl's gorgeous hunk of a lover Kurt Davis, a carpenter who's never even been to college? Twenty-year-old Meg has a plan. First she'll seduce the reluctant professor, then she'll share her sexual delights with both Cat and her brawny carpenter, and when she's successfully brought them together, she can make her escape and explore what's beyond the only town she's ever lived in. Kurt can't stand the up-tight professor who's hired him to build a gazebo and refurbish her old house—the house he wanted for himself. Even if Meg's scheme succeeds, he knows Caitlin would never look at him twice. No need to go there in his fantasies…
Shield Of The Palidine
Named by NOVEL WRITING FESTIVAL a 2017 best of ADVENTURE Novel Stories from around the world
Devil's Spring
When Grace, her husband, and her baby girl are forced to move home, it isn't all bad. Along with her sister and her toddler son, Grace soon finds a way to improve her finances by entering riding competitions with her family's gorgeous horses. But the homecoming takes a horrific turn when the babies abducted, sending both new mothers on a frantic search with few leads. Lollie Belvedere didn't know her adopted children would turn out to be kidnapping victims. But something in her snaps when she's forced to return the babies—now she'll do whatever it takes to get them back.
The Laird (wild Heather Book 1)
5 stars By S.A. Martin "The Laird" is a wonderful time travel romance that draws the reader in and makes her feel she is there. Exceptionally researched and well written, the story centers around Andrew and Elizabeth, who travel to Scotland to visit his uncle before the man dies. Andrew is serious and all business, while Elizabeth is more fun-loving but also well-versed in Celtic lore and fluent in Gaelic. The story starts in the present, but while going over items in the attic of the castle, they find themselves flung back to the 11th century. If that isn't bad enough, Travis, the lord of the castle, is a spitting image of Andrew and takes a liking to Elizabeth. Andrew is torn between jealousy of Travis and worry about getting back to their own time. Elizabeth shares his worries, but she can at least speak the native language, while Andrew is lost. But how can they return to their own time, to their own country of Australia? If they can't get back, they are stuck in the 11th century.
Bodice-ripper Becomes 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!
The Yearning - Book One The Wanderers - Erotic Paranormal
To break this curse, they'll have to turn the heat up. Way up. Jasmine Dante prowls Key West's nightlife, fighting a losing battle against a jealous rival's curse that forces her to seek carnal pleasure, no matter the danger. Weakened from lack of sleep and driven by insatiable lust, she spots a man who stirs her desperate craving, and begins yet another dance of seduction. Except the dark stranger who returns her direct stare is no ordinary lover. Inside his powerful body lies a raw sexuality that just might be enough to break her curse. There's only one way to find out—imprison him in her bed and feed on his passion. Former Deputy U.S. Marshal Mike Stearn is many things, but he's no woman's sex slave. The deadly telekinetic power he ruthlessly suppresses comes alive again at Jasmine's touch. Beneath her bold, potent sensuality, he senses vulnerability and desperation. He may be in handcuffs, but she's the one who's enslaved. As Mike resurrects his power to free himself so he can find the curse's source and defeat it, Jasmine revels in his masterful rule. Her ravenous yearning evolves into rapture as she surrenders to his hunger, her darkest needs—and the emotional connection that lies beyond. Unless the curse takes her life first…
High Test
Hayden Owens is just your typical graduate student working his way through school as a barista for the Owens Coffee Company—no relation. But he keeps the "no relation" part to himself when he meets dashing, older Neal Kirchner, a successful architect from an old-money family. Hayden doesn't exactly lie, but he figures it can't hurt for Neal to believe he's a rich kid. After all, Hayden doesn't want Neal thinking he's a gold digger. The closer they become, the harder it gets for Hayden to come clean. Something always seems to get in the way. When a company bankruptcy and a jilted, vindictive woman threaten to expose his charade, Hayden thinks it's all gone down the drain. Luckily Neal is ready with some innocent trickery of his own.
Phatt Farm
She's an FBI Forensic Accountant with Attitude, body anxiety, irritating relatives, and her own version of weight control.
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?
Misfortune Of Song
~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan wants is to do his duty to his Chief and maintain his family's good name. However, his granddaughter Orlagh, is hell bent on wreaking havoc, with no care for the consequences When Orlagh falls in love with an itinerant bard, Maelan must rule with an iron fist to keep her from running away. However, her rebellion against his strictures results in disaster and he almost loses her in the same way he lost his beloved wife. Maelan must make some difficult decisions and bargains with the Fae to save his granddaughter's life and future. Can he save her happiness as well?
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
Sporting A Red Butt: Four M/m Tales Of Sports And Spanking
By J.A. Rock writing as Ace Regent In the world of competitive sports, adrenaline runs high—and egos run higher. Some young men can't check their attitudes without a little help from a coach, a teammate, or a good friend. Some young men have a secret craving to be kept in line the old-fashioned way. Two longtime friends discover another side to their relationship during a high stakes table tennis tournament where the loser faces stinging consequences. A talented but lazy college swimmer receives some extra motivation from his coach. A shy, ambitious equestrian experiments with an unorthodox method of stress relief with his trainer, and an arrogant wrestler who embarrasses his mentor during a dinner party finds the tables turned in humiliating fashion. Bratty or shy, ambitious or indolent, the men in these four tales all end up getting exactly what they need: hard disciplinary spankings at the hands of those who care about them.
Free Book!
Carnal Twilight is now FREE at eXtasy Books. The gods smile upon a weary warrior… Brenn, a warrior, returning home from battle, rests by a tempting magical pool and meets a siren who changes his life forever.
Wild & Wicked Release!
Wild & Wicked, a paranormal erotic story, is now available on Amazon for just $1.99 or free on KindleUnlimited. Get your copy today! Jordyn is at a deciding moment in her life. After finding her boyfriend cheating on her, losing her job and her apartment, she discovered a long lost uncle left her his house in his will. Along with the house she's going to find the first steps into her new life. And after catching the attention of a foxy shapeshifter, she'll get all the help she could beg for.
Jamie's Gift
Rod and Jenna have both been broken hearted in the past. When they meet again ten years after graduating, can Jenna's feelings for her high school crush still be as strong as they once were? Each of have had a second chance at love, but will it be good for these two old friends to build a new love on? I've written a FREE prequel to the story titled A Flame of Hope which is available ONLY to my newsletter subscribers. Sign up today at my
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.
London's Wicked Affair New Series! Not To Be Missed!
In Anabelle Bryant's wickedly romantic new series, secrets and seduction go hand in hand . . . Lunden Beckford, Duke of Scarsdale, has chosen to exile himself far from London, with its painful memories and cruel gossip. Forced back to town on business, he's eager to make his stay as brief as possible. But first, he must honor his promise to find a suitable husband for his friend's little sister. On one hand, Amelia Strathmore has grown into a stunning, statuesque beauty. On the other, the willful chit is more likely to scandalize a drawing room with her outspoken opinions than blush prettily. At least she agrees to accept his help—if he fulfills certain conditions . . . Though duty-bound to marry, Amelia longs to secretly enjoy some of life's freedoms first. In this, as in many things, Lunden proves an excellent guide. In fact, Amelia's girlhood admiration for her brother's friend is fast becoming something far less innocent. Lunden believes he's known too much darkness to offer any woman happiness. Yet Amelia is starting to see how much pleasure can lie within the right partnership—especially if one is willing to be a little wicked!
Can A Spy Find True Love?
Happy birthday to Second Skin! Anna's career as a high-level CIA operative is put on involuntary hiatus. When a trusted colleague passes along the information for the 1Night Stand service, Anna decides to take the plunge against her better judgment and seek some intimate company. But her CIA instincts can't be ignored, and when she contacts Madame Eve, she uses an alias. Brendan owns a lucrative manufacturing company, but he's yet to achieve the goal of finding a woman with whom he can share his successes and joys. But beneath his polished, capable exterior hides the painfully shy teenager he's never been able to escape. When his own efforts in the dating scene fall short, he turns to 1Night Stand. It would be so easy to fall in love with Brendan, and Anna's protective mask slides away, piece-by-piece, revealing more of herself than she should dare. Before she can slip away with the sunrise, Brendan shows their encounter in a new light. Will Anna take a chance on their future, or will she choose to return to her undercover, but lonely life?
Jeannie has had a crush on her stepbrother since her mom married his dad. For months, she's told herself he's off limits. Besides, he has a gorgeous girlfriend. But when she finds his girl in the arms of another guy, Jeannie has to tell him. What she doesn't suspect is the way sharing this secret brings them together. Jeannie's made up her mind to win Bryan no matter what it takes. No matter if it means turning from pinning away for him into a femme fatale.
The Dream Of A Duchess
When Isabella pays witness to her mother's murder at the hands of her father, she rides off to London in search of the Earl of Norwick, the man her mother always said she could go to in case of trouble. To keep her safe, Octavius, Duke of Huntington, agrees to hide Isabella in his country estate—and to allow her access to his stables and horses. But what about his heart?
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