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JUST DESSERTS...AND OTHER STORIES, A CUTE MEET SHORT STORY COLLECTION
by Vicki Batman (author)

https://www.amazon.com/Just-Desserts-Oth...

Posted: Jun 05, 2018


Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these clean and wholesome, heart-warming short tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

Included are:

Bug Stuff ~ An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.
Just Desserts ~ A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.
With This Ring ~ When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, the evening turns into something utterly unforgettable.
Good Girls Finish First ~ When men friends are challenged to fix breakfast if they lose a race, one woman leads the pack and discovers finishing first can lead to romance.
Ouch ~ Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous...and romantic?
Man Theory ~ When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart.
Tommy and the Teacher ~ A young boy steals from the school's book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.
Absolutely Positively Lost ~ Helping a map-challenged young man find his way is truly serendipitous.
The Little Birdie Who ~ A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?
Check Her Out ~ It's a sticky situation, especially between a store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew must pay for the gum he stole.
This Is Not Working ~ One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right, and then the boss steps in.

For more information: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Desserts-Oth...

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.
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.
S&s
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.
Birdwatchers — A Steamy Outdoor Encounter
He came for the birds, but stumbled into the arms of a saucy minx. This literotic short shares steamy encounter on a late summer birdwatching afternoon. -- EXCERPT She reaches behind her and tugs at the strings. They come apart and her white bikini top falls around her waist. She gathers her hair and wraps it in a scarf on top of her head. Then she lies back. She reaches for her book. Her breasts settle on her chest. Her nipples, the colour of wrens, face the blue sky. It's quiet here. Tourists don't hike this far up the mountain. She must know it; she doesn't bother looking around before slipping a hand into her bikini bottom. The motion of her fingers is obvious beneath the fluttering fabric. Her breathing deepens into a rhythm. Her chest rises and falls, lifting and lowering the book she clutches in her left hand while her right one shudders between her legs. Her belly is tight. Her crimson lips are soft and pouting. "Oh!" she cries. But her voice is swallowed by the forest. Her canary yellow picnic blanket is crumpled in a nest around her. Her body is turbulent, swept away by a squall. It whips her until she starts to tremble, her headscarf comes loose and, finally, she drops the book. "Oh!" she cries again, and arches her back against the rock bed. Her sunglasses topple off her face. Her eyes are hummingbird green and beating their wings in the storm. And then, she sees me. Hands fly to cover her naked breasts, but the tempest rages on. She is helpless against it, and I watch. She rolls onto her belly, body still billowing. Her legs curl beneath her, knees to chest, and she buries her face in the blanket. The gale becomes a breeze and fades into the distance.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Seductive Suspect - Can You Figure Out Whodunnit?
Cozy mysteries aren't just for the cooler weather! 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 her 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?
April Swings
Ménage? Polyamory? A man sandwich? Sex in public places? Sometimes you have to be careful what you ask for. April Swings Meghan's Playhouse, Book 3 Desperate to recharge her seven-year marriage, April Day books a Caribbean cruise. She's not sure what she's looking for, but she knows she's found it as soon as she spots the delectable sprite of an actress who stars in the ship's daily shows. Meghan Keenan's having a blast with her latest squeeze, Clark Hendricks, who writes and directs the shipboard main shows. Should she turn down April's request to heat up her marriage? And if she accepts, where will Clark fit in? Derek is stunned by his wife's brash pursuit of the hot young actress. Must he match her boldness to keep her from leaving him?
Missing Innocence
Born with a disfigured right arm, Sally York longs to spread her wings and fly from her over-protective father and grandfather. Because of her antagonistic, teasing older sister, Sally stutters when nervous, making a job in the public eye impossible. Moving away from her family's horse ranch to start a flower-growing business takes everything she has – emotionally and physically. When her life becomes endangered with the arrival of unusual packages to her greenhouse, can the mysterious Nathan Moon help her, or is he the one she needs to run from? Undercover FBI agent, Nathan Moon, is sent to discover how and where drugs are arriving in Chandler County. With no plans for romance, meeting Sally sets him on his heels. His investigation takes him in a direction he wishes he didn't want to go. Is the shy, reserved, lovely Sally part of the drug ring? Can Sally and Nathan overcome their distrust of each other and find the real culprits?
Blood Rising
The first of the BLOOD TRILOGY from Amber Anthony. Watch for the second enthralling book, BLOOD EMERALD, January 10th, 2018. The trilogy is completed with BLOOD DRAGON, April, 2018
Double Dare (the Dare Menage Series, Bk 1)
What could be better than waking up next to a hot guy? Waking up sandwiched between two of them.

 Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated? 

Logan Reed, a successful business owner, can't believe that he's attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol pink bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she's more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home. 

The next morning Quinn's conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover.

 Tyson White, ex-pro football player, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming... 

Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.
Appetite For Blood
A revolution is roaring into the 1920s! Vampires, who previously killed to feed, now *thrill *to feed. The revolution is led by four-hundred-year-old vampire, Rick Hiatt, and his newly turned ward, Matt Brenner. This is not the first time Rick has encountered the brutal treachery of the Moreau family of vampires, but he and Matt seek to make it the last. Los Angelinos mortal and immortal are under attack by the entitled, remorseless Moreaus. Dragon-shifter Adam Lachlan and seductresses Venus and Luna, team up with Rick and Matt to put an end to the siege. Brute strength won't take these hellions down, but they might be hoodwinked into exposing themselves. Read about the origins of the fast friendship between Matt, Rick, and Adam, and see how their BDSM empire grew from humble beginnings to an international conglomerate.
One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
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.
Holographic Havoc
Hayden Knight's job is simple. All he has to do is sell his father's latest invention to Tate South, the Acquisitions Manager of the biggest supplier of the best in cutting-edge technology. The virtual assistant is designed to help the user in all aspects of their life, but Hayden views the holographic helper as nothing but a nuisance. Keeping his annoyance to himself is relatively easy until a major technical glitch causes Tate to see and hear Hayden's assistant. Hayden and Tate are thrown together while they try to figure out what has happened, and the chemistry between them is electric. Hayden soon finds that convincing Tate that he needs a Holo-Assistant isn't as important to him as persuading him he needs Hayden in his life. The attraction is mutual and the sparks fly. If only they could get rid of their holographic third wheel.
Forget-me-not
School secretary, Miranda Wilkins is thrilled when Paul Green walks into her life. The handsome gym coach is everything she wants in a man'except for one problem. He's stopped trusting in a loving God. As she attempts to persuade Paul to trust, her own faith is tested. Her mother is gradually becoming mentally and physically incapacitated by a mysterious illness, and her father and sister are suffering from a strain that threatens to tear the family apart. Will Miranda have the strength to be a witness to Paul, or will her tribulations and his anger at God cause him to drift from her?
Max's Desire
How can a man love a succubus without literally losing his heart? Alpha Protector Max almost died during his last mission to Lust's hellish lair, but the worst torture was his failure to save Eva, a young woman who begged for his help. When he meets her again in Spain, he discovers two things. One, she is his mate. Two, she is also a succubus. Though Eva has not come into her full power, her love could still be fatal. For how long will he be able to defy her allure? Pleasure is Eva's business. Love isn't. Although unaware of her true nature, as a luxury escort, she is used to men falling at her feet. Yet, Max doesn't. Though his attraction mirrors hers, the soldier does things differently and she can't help falling for him. And Eva is terrified by her recurring nightmares. When someone from her past shows up, and the dreams become reality, there is only one thing that can save Max's heart.
Consequences Of The Big Mistakes
A dangerous foe, multiple super-sexy temptations, and a president with an agenda are a few of the consequences caused by the big mistake. A madman planning an Extinction Event wants geneticist, Alexandra Van Zant, to help him usher in a new era in earth's history, where humans are the endangered species. And he will kill every single person she cares about to gain her cooperation. With the body count climbing, Alexandra's betrothed Patrick "Gabe" Gowan asks his Irish pub's co-owners to be her bodyguards, only slightly awkward since the four's sex tape is still trending on social media. Faced with three hot men guarding her body day and night, this sexual novice is completely unaware two are skilled dominants hoping to tame her, and one is a submissive hoping she can learn to dominate him. How long does Gabe really think he can keep her in the dark, when his two best mates are intent on bringing all his kinky secrets out into the light of day? When Alexandra is attacked with a biological toxin and believes she's dying. The decisions she makes during that ninety minutes will change the game for everyone.
Spicy, Haunting Romance, Only 99¢
Being psychic isn't as fun as it sounds… Billionaire businessman Logan Mitchell is an empath. While his talent of reading people's emotions has come in handy in the business world, it's about to drive him insane. His ability triggers unbearable OCD attacks that leave him counting and cleaning until he collapses from exhaustion. If his psychic power doesn't make him crazy, the ghost that's haunting him soon will. Psychic medium Allison Gray is drawn to Logan the minute she meets him. She shares his empathic abilities, and she can help him control the constant barrage of emotions. But a harrowing incident from her past has left her terrified of spirits, and the ghost in Logan's mansion is doing everything in its power to keep her away. Logan has given up hope of ever having a normal life, until he meets Allison. But the ghost doesn't want to share him. Even if she can overcome her fears, loving him will mean risking her life.
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?
Melissa's Christmas Wish
One sexy apparition, one lonely vampire and one week to live. Serghei has a dilemma on his hands. He is a vampire who is being haunted every night by a beautiful voluptuous black woman. Who is she? The answer is out there. Mel has one week to live. Will the man that appears in her dreams find her before her time runs out? She has one week to find out
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For five years, Sean Vandenbrook has struggled to recover from the shocking truth about his psychic gifts and his late grandfather, a rogue scientist who tried to rip the powers from Sean's mind. When a bombing leaves his closest friend in a coma, Sean will do anything to uncover the truth. Desperate for answers, he resorts to the only solution he can think of — he kidnaps the beautiful, telekinetic woman who claims to have unwittingly set off the bomb. For years, Kira Magnusson has lived in fear of anyone discovering her abilities after her powers drove her parents to abandon her and her ten-year-old brother. Kira's worst fears come true when a shadowy terrorist organization takes her brother hostage, forcing her to do their bidding or watch her brother die. When a hot and slightly unhinged man abducts her, Kira soon realizes Sean won't hurt her. He may be the one person on earth who can help her. As the shocking truth about both their pasts is unearthed, they must overcome their demons to unravel a vast conspiracy — and somehow live to expose it.
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