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THE NIGHT HOUSE
by J.C. McKenzie (author)

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Posted: Mar 06, 2019


What would you pay for your freedom?

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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.
Echo From Mount Royal
It's Montreal, 1951. Imagine you are an 18-year-old girl who briefly meets a handsome young man but has little hope of seeing him again. When he tracks you down and asks you on a date, your happiness turns to amazement: he is extremely wealthy. Rebecca Wiseman lives with her family in a working-class Jewish neighborhood. When Sol Gottesman takes her in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to the most expensive restaurant in the city, she enters a world of upper-class privilege. But she soon learns that despite his outward charm, Sol lacks self-confidence. On a visit to Mount Royal overlooking Montreal, he reveals the simmering conflicts in his family. Rebecca loves him, but helping Sol stand up to his family, puts her squarely in the midst of it all. Soon after their engagement, a shocking family secret of child abuse comes to the surface. Rebecca tries to convince Sol that her love and support is all he needs. Shortly before their wedding, a late-night telephone call threatens to change her life forever.
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.
The Jaguar Legacy
★★★★★ "An intricately woven tale of mystery, romance and the supernatural … DEFINITELY a keeper!" (Euro Reviews) An enterprising journalist determined to unveil the truth … Uninvited and unwelcome, journalist Charley Underhill arrives at a remote archaeological dig in Mexico, determined to learn the truth about mysterious deaths in the area. She seriously doubts The Curse of the Olmecs killed the men. If it means keeping a watchful eye peeled for hairy, hungry predators or lying to an archaeologist with a sexy Scottish accent, brilliant scientific mind, and preference for gaudy Hawaiian shirts, so be it. Only a dramatic exposé will fund her mother's life-saving treatment. A brilliant archaeologist hell-bent on preventing a premature press leak … Uncovering the past is archaeologist Dr. Alistair Kincaid's purpose in life. Still smarting from a ruthless betrayal, he guards his latest discovery, an ancient Olmec city buried deep in the jungles of Oaxaca, in the hopes of making a career comeback. He won't let a snoopy reporter, even one with a quirky sense of humor, smarts, and a heartwarming smile, destroy his last chance at success. Or steal his heart. Together, they uncover long-buried secrets best left untouched … Strands from past lives intertwine with the present, drawing the couple deeper into a legacy of shapeshifting and danger, romance and evil, reincarnation and karma. Torn between saving her mother's life and betraying the man she loves, Charley must make an impossible choice while ancient danger stalks the jungle on velvet paws. What choice does Charley make? To find out, buy this book and start reading today! ★★★★★"Outstanding and Powerful! Fisher has woven ancient mysteries, past lives, and pure evil, into a story that left me begging for more."
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 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 Audition
A dark gay crime ménage by award-winning author Lea Bronsen! Ruthless drug lord Ricardo "El Loco" Ferrer launders his black money by investing in movie productions. As a teen, he learned to enjoy blow jobs in jail. Now a man of power, his favorite pastime is checking out new acting talent…and convincing them to "please" the team of producers. Young wannabe actor Jaden Moore comes to a shady side of town to audition for a movie part. He longs to shine, wants to walk the red carpet with cameras flashing and a crowd cheering. He assures the film director and the investors he'll do anything to reach the top, but is he willing to comply with their dirty fantasies?
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 Retreat By Kay Jaybee
Just as Jess Sanders is adjusting to her new life as the submissive in residence on the fifth floor of The Fables Hotel, her employer, Mrs Peters, makes a startling announcement. She has agreed to loan Jess, and her dominatrix Miss Sarah, to one of their most demanding clients; Mr David Proctor. Whisked away by the mysterious Kane to The Retreat, a house hidden in a remote part of Scotland, Jess and Miss Sarah find themselves teaching a new submissive how to meet Proctor's exacting rules. As Jess comes to terms with the techniques of The Retreat's overpowering dominatrix, Lady Tia, she discovers that Proctor's motives may not be all they seem. Just who or what is Fairtasia? And why does Jess feel like she's walked into a warped fairy tale? In order to get back to the fifth floor, Jess is going to have to be far more than just a perfect submissive…
Me And You Two
Dean's not into relationships and Pieter's already in one. Phoenix doesn't know what he wants, but he's pretty sure it's Dean. How's this going to work, exactly? Ever since dropping out of high school, Dean Garner has lived down to his estranged family's expectations. Enjoying a quiet, if decadent, life as a barman in one of his parents' holiday parks, he romances whoever takes his fancy. The affairs are brief, frequent and empty. That suits Dean, who has had his heart broken once and doesn't intend to let it happen again. When Pieter Croft enters his life, Dean's happy that he's met someone equally casual when it comes to sex. But as they grow closer, Dean can't deny he'd like to get to know the mysterious Pieter a little better. Tracking down where Pieter lives is easy, but what Dean finds when he gets there is…complicated. Pieter has a secret. A secret called Phoenix. While Phoenix is everything to Pieter, Dean can't decide if he's a blessing or a curse. The one thing he does know is that the two of them are inseparable. If he wants Pieter, he's going to have to take on Phoenix, too.
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.
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?
A Vampire's Tale
Marisa doesn't believe in vampires. Until Corgan. A real 'live' vampire with an unbelievable story to tell.
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.
Captain Rockford's Reckoning
Esmie Elstone is thrown into panic when she hears of Captain Rockford's return from sea. Would he have forgotten and forgiven her dreadful deed of four years ago? Unlikely! Meanwhile the betting enterprise Esmie helps to run (under the guise of a sewing club) is threatened with exposure. There are some things you just shouldn't wager on and Esmie's integrity is soon put to a dangerous test. As childhood neighbors Captain Rockford had always looked out for Esmie. But her cruel and thoughtless actions, from the day he had left for sea four years earlier, had shaken him. Now, he was back, and he wanted answers. But when Esmie tumbles into a treacherous conspiracy, can he really turn his back on her?
One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
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.
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.
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A pragmatic human thrown into a world of magic... Lindsey Porter fled from her traumatic past, determined to lay low, but now someone has framed her for murder. The quest for answers leads her into a parallel realm where magic reigns, and with a hostile sheriff and a shapeshifting assassin on her trail, she must place her life in the hands of a seductive, supernatural man who tempts her like no one else. An immortal sylph enslaved by magic... Nevan is trapped by a desperate bargain struck a century earlier, yet the beautiful, spirited Lindsey has enticed him to abandon his magically enforced duty. As forbidden passion flares between them, they'll risk everything to uncover the truth and find what they both need the most—redemption. When two worlds collide... The fates of the elemental and mortal realms depend on the star-crossed lovers. As dark secrets from their pasts threaten to shatter the fragile trust between Lindsey and Nevan, a shocking revelation holds the power to deliver salvation or destruction.
Picture Winter
What happens when two Capricorns fall in love? Find out in m/m romance author Amy Aislin's new novella, Picture Winter.
Historical Romance With A Twist
A Perfect Plan - on sale through April 8th. An opinionated tomboy must navigate the dangers of society, unaware her brother's killer is lurking in her midst. When her brother's ship sinks off the coast of France, Miss Samantha Hastings surrenders her quiet, country life to manage his affairs. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and the unnerving green eyes of Lord Westwood–her brother's best friend and her new guardian. Benjamin, Lord Westwood, never intended on following through with his rash promise to act as guardian to Edward's bratty little sister. Upon learning of his best friend's death, Benjamin's intention was to marry her off to the first acceptable suitor. When he finds himself falling for Samantha instead, Benjamin alights upon the perfect plan: a marriage of convenience. The plan, however, quickly unravels when they discover Edward's disappearance was due to foul play. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized, and Benjamin is running out of time. Can he save the woman he loves...or will murder ruin his perfect plan? If you enjoy the mystery and intrigue of Amanda Quick and Lisa Kleypas, dive into this spellbinding series filled with history, romance, and suspense. Click now to catch a killer!
French Kissing Vampires For Beginners
When a dentist meets an average suburban vampire, it may just be a match made in heaven. Tom is your typical modern vampire. He lives in a detached house in the suburbs, pays his taxes, and bemoans the price of bottled blood. He doesn't usually tell people what he is, but sometimes it can't be helped, like now, when he has toothache and needs the assistance of a dentist. Martyn's night isn't going too well at all. He's working late, his patient is a vampire, and now they're being mugged. But what sort of a vampire is Tom if he can't leap to the rescue and use his superpowers to save them? There's only one way to find out and Martyn, a self-confessed geek with a love for all things vampire, intends to get to know Tom better, despite the bloodsucker's fear of dentists.
Beast Warrior, Viking Werewolf
Sigurd, an alpha Norse wolfskin, son of Gunnolf the Red blames himself for the rabid madness that took his sister, Brynhild. Hungerd the wolf witch, foretells he will meet a mate worthy of him. Tormented, he refuses to listen. Instead, he joins a Viking ship to seek revenge against the bearskins, who massacred his pack. Emelisse, a Frank wolf maiden with a weak heart has been raised and educated in the classics, science, literature and languages by female lycans of the Lupercal. Emelisse seeks the comfort of a normal man, which leads to tragic consequences. She is sent off to escape the wrath of the alpha, only to end up being abducted by Viking bearskins. Sigurd infiltrates the bearskin Vikings who killed his pack and prepares revenge. His plan is thwarted when he comes across a captured feisty woman. Petite, but with the heart of a Valkyrie. A beautiful woman with the mark of the wolf, a human mate. Their union is wrought with great peril in a world where werewolves must battle against their own kind, as well as their fierce enemy, the berserker bear men.
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.
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