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DIAMOND KNOT DREAMS: THE COLLECTION
by Mary Manners (author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083D9CG45

Posted: Feb 09, 2020


Four Romantic Tales in One Heartwarming Collection…

Get swept away to Diamond Knot Dreams, a bridal boutique run by four friends, in a refurbished Victorian home that carries loads of southern charm and haunting secrets.

Veiled Gems ~ Will superstitions spoil Lila and Morgan's Happily Ever After?

Jeweled Dreams ~ Will an S.O.S lead to Avery and Jason to tragedy, or love?

Precious Fire ~ Will a meddling spirit help Claire and Ryan's romance bloom, or bring love to a grinding halt?

Crystal Wishes ~ Will events from the past rise up to destroy Skylar and Adam's future?

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Married By Christmas
A wager he should have refused… After two miserable Seasons, Miss Marianne Covington is determined not to have a third and enlists the help of longtime friend William Stanley to assist her. Will wagers he can find her a husband before Christmas. But when none of the suitors suit, he is ready to do something drastic for the woman who's become more than just a friend.
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.
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
The Widow's Christmas Surprise
On Pre-Order! Releases in 10 Days! The death of her husband has thrown Lady Maria Kersey's future into doubt—and her heart into the arms of a man she cannot have. But Christmas with the Widows' Club will bring choices—and surprises--that may change all her holidays to come . . . Maria just gave birth to her first child, a beautiful daughter—but the event is shrouded in sorrow. A month earlier, Maria's husband, Lord Kersey, was killed in a duel under compromising circumstances. Worse, Maria's failure to provide a male heir has stripped her of any hope of an inheritance. Scorned by the ton, one of her few allies is her late husband's steward, Hugh Granger. Hugh is everything her husband was not—warm, charming—and penniless. . . . Hugh has fallen desperately in love with Maria, but has little to offer but comfort. As their attraction becomes impossible to resist, Maria flees to London to spend Christmas with her dearest friends, a group of widows who lost their own husbands in the Battle of Waterloo. Little does she know the holidays will reveal a twist of fate she never expected—proving that the greatest Christmas gift is the magic of true love . . .
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.
Gavin (cowboy Wolf Series, Book 1)
HIS MATE HAS RETURNED TO HIM, THIS TIME HE ISN'T LETTING HER GO. Disclosure – A shorter version of this title was previously published in the Cowboys for a Cause anthology under the title, Trusting Her Cowboy. Gavin McCullough knows his family obligations prevents him from accepting a human mate, but one look into Aislyn Lankford's golden eyes and he can't resist making her his. An accident six months later leaves him no option but to return to the McCullough ranch and take up his duties to both his family and pack before he's had a chance to tell Aislyn the truth about his heritage. When Aislyn is framed for a crime she didn't commit, her only hope is to seek help from the man who shattered her heart. Would putting her trust in Gavin again be her salvation or another mistake? She risks everything to take a chance on a man with secrets, but when those are revealed, the true test of the depth of their feelings begins. Once Gavin sees the fear in Aislyn's eyes, there is no turning his back on her again. Family and duty be damned; his mate has returned to him and this time he isn't letting her go. Author's note: this contemporary romantic suspense contains adult themes such as power exchange and sexual scenes. Please do not purchase if these offend you.
Blazing Justice - Which Ending Will You Choose?
Choose Your Own Adventure for adults! FREE on Kindle Unlimited! One murder case, three sizzling endings…. In the suburbs of New York City, prosecutor Celeste McConnell is called to a crime scene in the middle of the night. The gruesome stabbing is the most brutal murder the quiet little town has seen in many years, and both the police and the District Attorney's office are determined to arrest and convict the killer. Celeste is resolved to follow the proper procedures and seek justice for the victim, but as the case progresses, she wants to be sure the right person is held accountable for the crime. Choose Celeste's path in her quest for the truth and decide who she can trust the most. Whether she follows the lead of her suave, assertive boss at work, confides in the charming and sweet detective assigned to the case, or embarks on a thrilling adventure with the potentially dangerous murder suspect, each unique ending offers an unforgettable night of passion for Celeste and her chosen partner, as well as a conclusion to the murder case that brought them together.
A Woman For Zachary
It's New York! Broadway beckons, but Meg has more fun keeping an erotic triangle going with her current flame, Zach Cullen, and her drama coach, Josie Patrice. A Woman for Zachary Meghan's Playhouse Book 2 Zachary Cullen has ignored Josette Patrice's overtures for years, but she agrees to take on his latest protégé-slash-arm-candy Meghan Keenan in her off-Broadway workshop theater. Though the girl has incredible talent, Josie would stake her reputation on that little thing being a switch-hitter, like herself, and she doesn't want Zach to be duped. Josie sets out to seduce Meg and expose her for what she is, but all bets are off when Meg turns the tables on Josie to hook her up with Zach.
Halloween Treats
Pre-order your copy of DAMNED (Paranormal Tales from Firefly Island, #6) for 99 cents (sale through the end of October), and transport yourself into a haunting ghost story. Loyalty and love are pitted against each other when a cursed man is forced to choose between family obligation and the possibility of happiness. Dumped, robbed, and heartbroken, Violet pawns her engagement ring and heads south to be the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding. When Julien interrupts a moment of private agony to comfort her, she finds herself drawn to the unusual man. Punished for a crime he never committed, and trapped for one hundred years in the same house with his brothers, Julien Dalcour is a bitter shadow of his former self. However, when he meets Violet, his desire to break his ghostly affliction is rekindled. But someone must pay for the crimes committed by the Dalcour family, and that someone has no intention of accepting punishment. When Julien vanishes, Violet is left to defend herself against a sinister force who intends to write her into this tragic supernatural tale. An intriguing blend of paranormal romance and human nature, which leaves the reader longing for their own ghostly encounter.
In Front Of Everyone: Four Tales Of M/m Public Spanking
By J.A. Rock writing as Ace Regent How humiliating would it be to get spanked in front of an audience? The men in these four tales of public punishment are about to find out! From the store to the workplace to the doctor's office, the tops in these stories don't wait until they're behind closed doors to deliver some swift, seat-of-the-pants instruction to deserving brats. In "The Vandal," a wayward graffiti artist faces smarting consequences from a disgruntled neighbor. In "The Doctor Will Spank You Now," a librarian who fakes illness to get out of a work event finds himself at the mercy of his strict dom and an unorthodox doctor. "No Way to Treat a Lady" sees a young man disciplined by a fellow customer when he sexually harasses a woman in a drugstore. And "Coffee Boy" features a young advertising intern obsessed with his spanking fantasies—but unprepared for the reality of being punished by his boss.
One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
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.
Only Pleasure Will Do (house Of Pleasure, Book 5)
New Release The pleasure is all hers… Amorina Vestry, madam of the House of Pleasure for six long years, has wrested a living out the establishment by devising a variety of ways to give men pleasure. But behind the persona of the ruthless businesswoman, schooled in the erotic arts, lurks another woman with a secret she dares tell no one. Now, in vengeance for thwarting a dastardly plan, Amorina is kidnapped and forced to commit murder to save the one person she loves unconditionally…unless the man she secretly yearns for can rescue her before it's too late. When Amorina Vestry goes missing, Sir Reginald Matthews, former Runner now magistrate at Bow Street, agrees to search for the very provocative woman he met a year ago and cannot seem to forget. He manages to track her down, only to be captured by the same madman who took her. Their close proximity in a make-shift prison leads inexorably to a night of passion in which Amorina lowers her guard to reveal a shocking truth. Spurred by his growing attraction to her, Reginald is determined to free them before she commits the most heinous crime imaginable. As Reginald races to save Amorina, he comes to fear another foe as well. He may very well save his love only to find he must give her up or risk the censure of a society that will condemn her.
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?
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.
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…
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.
Blond
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.
Deliciously Flawed Royals
Princess Isabella's life is a hot damn mess. And yet, no one can see past the perfect princess to the real woman within. No one except Prince Marco. He sees beyond the façade, and he likes what he sees. A lot. The only thing is, Marco enjoys life on the wrong side of the law. He's addicted to the adrenaline rush. If these flawed royals hook up, will they bring each other completely undone?
A Match Made At Christmas
A promise is a promise… Unable to find a husband to her liking in three years, Lady Sophia Constantine is appalled to discover she's promised to allow her grandmother to choose the gentleman. Balking every step of the way, Sophia is compelled to attend a family Christmas party where the man she's expected to marry will be revealed. But when Grandmamma is delayed in London, Sophia decides to take matters into her own hands to find a husband of her choosing. Leonardo, Lord Ashurst, has returned to England after five years of mourning. Ready to begin the search for a new wife, he accepts an invitation to a neighbor's Christmas party and is introduced to Lady Sophia, for whom he experiences an immediate attraction. With the lady's betrothal on the brink of being announced, can Leo win her heart by posing as her betrothed or will his deception ruin any chance they have of a happily ever after?
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
Coming Soon! Pink Triangle, A #wwii #gay #romance
Fearing and desiring the enemy... Sometimes you can't choose who you love. Oslo, April 1945 Paul Hartmann is a handsome, free-spirited Norwegian in the prime of his life, but he doesn't fit the German occupant ways simply because he's gay. And so, when the Gestapo catches him for producing illegal propaganda, he's tortured and threatened to be sent to a concentration camp with a pink triangle sewn on his shirt, the symbol for homosexuals. It will take great courage and mindboggling circumstances of luck, as the Führer commits suicide and the end of the war seems nearer by the day, for Paul to avoid his death transport to Germany. And it will take the growing attraction of the Gestapo commander himself to regain his full freedom—and capture his heart.
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?
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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