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by Frances Pauli (author)

Posted: Nov 22, 2012

Time for a Holiday Read

When Clara adds a brand new nutcracker to her favorite Christmas collection, she immediately starts having vivid, recurring dreams about her twelve wooden princes. As the holiday nears, her infatuation with the new nutcracker grows into a flirtation that sets the rest of the little soldiers against her. Dancing through an impossibly real battle in her sleep and dodging her infuriating family during the day, Clara's holidays take a spin toward disaster. If she can survive both and make it to Christmas Eve in one piece, will Clara get to dance with the one prince she actually wants? And even if she does, what happens when the holiday passes and the nutcrackers are packed away for another year?

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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.
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There are rumours that the coffee guy has "a thing" about words. Shrugging off her friend's concern about the way the man in the cafe stares at her every lunch hour, Wednesday can't see how his love of words could possibly be hazardous. The fact is, Wednesday rather enjoys being the centre of an attractive man's undivided attention. His dark blue eyes alone have provided her with many delicious erotic fantasies, a welcome distraction from the pressures of the real world and a dull job. It's totally harmless… …until there's an accident with a cup of coffee. After soaking Wednesday with a hot latte, the coffee guy's attention suddenly becomes far more enticing—and dangerous. Drawn into a bizarre world of human behavioural research, where crosswords are used to initiate sexual experiments, Wednesday finds herself driven, not by a desire to further scientific research, but by the need to be rewarded for her hard work by the coffee guy's captivating research assistant. A stunning redhead by the name of Thursday…
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?
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!
Money Didn't Buy Her Love
A billion reasons not to fall in love, but only two hearts matter. Book 1 of 2. Sale - $1.99
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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.
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
Debonair Dyke
Danson O'Brian, renowned writer and gender educator, is recognized as the most eligible lesbian in New York. Strong, confident, sexy, she embodies genderqueer in a dramatic fashion. She loves her life, loves her women and really, truly loves the excitement of the city. However, life hasn't always been so perfect. Growing up in Kansas, Danni felt like an outsider, preferring cars to dolls and, as a teen, rebuilding car engines was more her thing than a day at the mall. She never fit in. After her father experiences a stroke, she's needed to keep the family business going until he recovers. She doesn't think twice about boarding a bus, but even though she's changed, the people in town haven't. Jessica Morrison, the "town whore" and the sexiest woman Danni's ever seen, may be her only salvation, especially when she learns Jessica secretly likes girls and might be interested in a few discreet rendezvous. Except Danni gave up keeping secrets long ago, and she isn't about to go back in the closet now. Enter gossip, hate crimes, discrimination, love, and self doubt. Run the garage? Date Jessica? Make a stand? Stay in po-dunk, hateful Kansas where she doesn't feel she can be herself or go back to NYC where she can? But can she leave some things behind? After all, one has to go back and face the trouble to heal from it, right? "I've studied, I've theorized, I've lectured, I've educated. I'm seeing it now. Just now. That was all practice runs. This is the real deal. This is the part of the world that I need to be talking to, educating, changing." She stays and she makes a difference, but like anything that really makes an impact, it's not easy. A shocking secret is revealed in the end, a misunderstanding is corrected, and though it has a happy ending, it's clear the path isn't paved in gold for Danni or Jessica.
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The scintillating finale of The Blood Trilogy. Adam Lachlan, a tall drink of scrumptious masculinity, has been exiled from his dragon-shifter clan for the past two hundred years. His bad-boy charm has been harnessed to succeed as a Master Dom in the mortal world. He's spent decades isolating himself emotionally. Willow Greer is beautiful, intelligent and charming. Men have pursued her, but she's flown from them all. Willow has a secret burden. Adopted in infancy, and having no explanation for shifting into a Pegasus at puberty, she's cloistered herself romantically. Without knowing the full truth of her nature, how can she commit to love? When Adam's fire meets Willow's short fuse, flirtation is on! At the onset, secrets are guarded, but once their true selves are revealed, the complications begin. Can they overcome the problems of romance between different shifter species? Will they drop their emotional baggage and risk love'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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One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
Bound By Tradition
Breaking free of old traditions, discovering joy in new traditions. With a nonexistent social life and an overbearing father, Stephanie Ricci is desperate to escape the chaos her life has become: workouts, classes, work, more workouts, studying, and competitions. She's so burned out and numb she's taken to dangerous behavior just to feel anything. When she finds herself hog-tied in the desert by her father's archnemesis's son, she feels something she hasn't felt in years: alive. And she wants to feel it again. Shiro Muirin is immediately attracted to the dark, dangerous beauty who is the daughter of his father's archrival. He jumps at the chance to spend time with her, even if it means helping her run from her father. And when she's more than willing to be tied in his rope, he knows he's found the woman he's been looking for, and he refuses to be bound by their two families' tradition of hate. A Roxy Harte Quickie: For those times you need something short, but definitely not sweet. Sometimes a woman just needs to be bad. If you enjoyed this Roxy Harte quickly, look for future releases… of quick, tantalizing stories to feed your imagination. A Roxy Harte Quickie is a 25K-50K read. Each title is a Stand-Alone.
The Wedding Date
One ex. One wedding. One little white lie. When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend's wedding, she couldn't be happier. There are just three problems… 1) Sam's ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man. 2) His new girlfriend is pregnant. 3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn't (see points 1 and 2 above) So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her… and hires a professional to do the job. Actor Jake Porter is perfect for the role: single, gorgeous and cheap! Sam is certain it's the perfect solution: no strings, no heartbreak and hopefully no chance of being found out. But spending a week in the Scottish Highlands with Jake is harder than she imagined. He is the perfect boyfriend, charming, sexy and the hottest thing in a kilt since Outlander! And his dog Harry is quite possibly the cutest things Sam has ever seen! As the wedding draws closer, Jake plays his part to perfection and everyone believes he is madly in love with Sam. The problem is, Sam's not sure if Jake is acting anymore…
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.
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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.
Just who is sleeping with whom? Bianca Castillo is tangled up in love, lust, hate, revenge, heartbreak along with the five men and four women who share her polyamorous life, Los Angeles style. They're not above wading into each other's drama, wallowing in each other's misery, offering unsolicited advice or swapping romantic partners. The sex is hot, the lust hotter and the jealousy scathing in this tale of personal evolution where everyone has a stake in who ends up sleeping with whom and everyone wants to know who the mysterious stranger is that whisked Bianca away from it all. For Bishop Farrington the only question is if Bianca will leave it all behind for him. .
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.
The Lion Tamer
Submission is a beautiful thing.
Just who is sleeping with whom? Bianca Castillo is tangled up in love, lust, hate, revenge, heartbreak along with the five men and four women who share her polyamorous life, Los Angeles style. They're not above wading into each other's drama, wallowing in each other's misery, offering unsolicited advice or swapping romantic partners. The sex is hot, the lust hotter and the jealousy scathing in this tale of personal evolution where everyone has a stake in who ends up sleeping with whom and everyone wants to know who the mysterious stranger is that whisked Bianca away from it all. For Bishop Farrington the only question is if Bianca will leave it all behind for him. .
Only A Hero Will Do
Defender of the realm…and his wary heart… Captain Grant Alexander is an enigma in London society. Dashing and handsome, he coldly eschews marriage. But the ton knows nothing of his role in the Legion: to bring Typhon, the traitor who seeks to destroy the British monarchy, to justice. When Grant is thrown together with fellow Legion member Elizabeth Atwell, he's instantly beguiled yet exasperated by this beautiful viscount's daughter. She has little interest in combing the marriage mart for a well-bred, well-heeled husband, but is adept at code-breaking and handling a bow and arrow. She also refuses to do as she is told, insisting she accompany Grant on his mission. As Typhon continues to evade capture and dark forces are at work, Grant realizes he must act, not only to protect the realm but Elizabeth too…not to mention his heart, which is in danger of thawing every time she comes close…
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.
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.
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