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THE COLONY
by Laurel Richards (author)

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Posted: Nov 02, 2018


Not everyone will make it out alive.

Responding to a distress call, Officer Alexander Valerian and the rest of his security team arrive at the human colony on the planet of Jangala to find blood and gore all over the walls. All the colonists are dead or missing except for Dr. Elisa Everett, a pretty paleontologist he finds injured and nearly suffocated in a ventilation shaft. Now Alex has to figure out how sixty-nine colonists were wiped out in a single night, but Elisa's account of killer monsters just raises more questions. Has the colony really been attacked by bloodthirsty beasts, or did everyone succumb to a powerful hallucinogen that made them turn on one another? He had better find out fast, because Elisa's life is in his hands.

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Touch Of A Ghost
What if you could only touch your lover one night of the year? Halloween night is all you have when in a relationship with a ghost. Drew Jessop wants a life without ghosts. He doesn't want to see, hear, or talk to them. Ignoring them should be relatively simple. But Drew soon finds that Benji Richards, an eternally gorgeous ghost from the fifties, is not so easy to ignore. Halloween night is approaching and both Drew and Benji know what it could mean for them. From sunset to sunrise, it is the one night of the year when a mortal can feel the touch of a ghost.
Kiss Me, My Love
Preorder for 99 cents today! Experience tantalizing kisses and oh so satisfying romances with Regency rakes, earls, and spies along with Medieval knights, Edwardian ladies, Tudor witches, and Scottish lairds in this must read seven book collection.
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Read Wednesday On Thursday For Free With Kindle Unlimited - Or Buy Now
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Count The Shells
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Exchange Of Power
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"yokai Magic," By Margaret L. Carter
Light paranormal romance novella inspired by Japanese folklore: Searching through a box of mementos from her late grandfather, Val unearths an enchanted scroll, which brings a cat figurine to life. Actually a spirit (yokai) under a curse from a wicked magician, the cat is being hunted by a wolf demon. With magic invading Val's life, she must turn for help to the last person she wants to confront, her former high-school boyfriend, now an officer in the Navy.
Magical Rescue
Christmas is only a few days away. New Year's Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman's traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. It seems like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel's plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days wrapped in the peace and solitude of the mountain -- If only he didn't feel like he was being watched, a feeling he'd had since his accident. Maybe adventure wasn't out of his life yet.
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…
A Woman For Zachary
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His Inherited Princess (a Royal/sheikh Romance)
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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.
Have Your Cake
"I love this story. Couldn't put it down. Asher and Cyana are so good for each other Good old fashioned love. Their burning passion came across genuine and strong. It's a good read on a Saturday night." -quin@lg Cyana Huffing has spent years with her focus on family and achieving her goals. When her sister, Iona Huffing the Executive Chief of Huffing Kitchen, asks her to present a wedding cake at a high-profile event, she's tempted to place her responsibility as a single mother on hold. Having pursued her passion for two decades and planned her new business venture, she jumps at the chance to flaunt her natural talents as a Pâtisserie Chef. By her luck, she's dropped in the path of the handsome Project Manager, Asher, who proves a challenge to her emotional state, even though he's dipped in white chocolate. Asher is a hands-on businessman with his fortune tied into making Happy Ever After moments for all his clients. His projects run more smoothly than his love life, and when Cyana Huffing stumbles in his path, he seizes the opportunity to take all she has to offer.
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?
Holiday Delights, A Steamy Escort Bundle Now Available
Holiday Delights, an Erotic Escort Series, is now available on Amazon in both print and digital! Included, Trick or Tease, a Halloween special only found in this bundle!
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.
River Wild
From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle comes an unexpected love story between two unlikeliest of people... A new town. A new identity. Pregnant and alone. And far away from a past that can never find me. River Wild. Moody. Sullen. A-hole. And my new neighbor. I have no interest in befriending River. And he definitely doesn't want to be befriended by me. Then, he helps me rescue an abandoned dog. And, that day, I see something in his eyes that reflects back in my own. Sadness. Pain. Loneliness. I know all of those things well. An unwanted and unexpected friendship that somehow works. Then, without warning, it turns into something more. River and I both have our secrets, and that's okay. Because I understand him. And he understands me. For the first time in my life, I have something I never thought I would have—happiness. But happiness isn't forever. Not for people like me. Especially not when my past is waiting just around the corner, ready to come and take it all away.
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.
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.
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