Maria is the younger daughter of an esteemed family on the island of Murano, the traditional home for Venetian glassmakers. Though she longs to be a glassblower herself, glassblowing is not for daughters--that is her brother's work. Maria has only one duty to perform for her family: before her father died, he insisted that she be married into the nobility, even though her older sister, Giovanna, should rightfully have that role. Not only is Giovanna older, she's prettier, more graceful, and everyone loves her. Maria would like nothing more than to allow her beautiful sister, who is far more able and willing to attract a noble husband, to take over this role for her. But they cannot circumvent their father's wishes. And when a new young glassblower arrives to help the family business and Maria finds herself drawn to him, the web of conflicting emotions grows even more tangled.
Echo Kelly is loyal to her studies, family, and aerial artistry. She has no time for or interest in anything else, and is heartbroken when her oldest brother, Sebastian, gets accepted to a study-abroad program— exchanging places with cocky, not-at-all-shy foreign exchange student Kingston Hawthorne. Kingston Hawthorne had the life every twenty-year-old guy dreams of— endless cash, easy women, and fast cars— until his father ripped it all away, shipping him off to the States and placing him temptingly close to the underage virgin who fascinates him in the most challenging of ways. With Kingston’s bedroom just a connecting bathroom away from Echo’s, the chemistry between them is even more enticing than the notes he leaves for her on the shower door. How long can you pretend you’re just friends?
Set in the same world as Scarred and Kilt and Mine to Chase. Lacey hunts vampires—vile monsters who leave death and shattered lives in their wake. They murdered her sister and she wants revenge. Until she captures a big, sexy, blue-eyed vamp, and the strong attraction she feels contradicts everything she’s become. But she can’t resist getting closer. Just looking at him makes her mouth water and her thighs clench. Lethal can’t believe the little lass got the better of him. He’s been drugged and chained, but he’s more insulted than concerned. She’s bold, fearless, as she straddles his hips and threatens to use his body, teach him how it feels to be taken without consent. Now he’s intrigued and eager to get her out of her clothes. She swears he’s the enemy, but he’s determined to be her lover. A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave*
From the acclaimed author of Pack Up the Moon comes a poignant and beautiful novel about love, loss, and the unbreakable bonds of family—particularly those between mothers, daughters, and sisters. Ten years ago, Nora Glass started writing essays about being a single mother of a six-year-old daughter. Her weekly column made her a household name, and over the years, her fans have watched Ellie grow from a toddler to a teenager. But now Nora is facing a problem that can’t be overcome. Diagnosed with a devastating disease that will eventually take away who she is, she is scared for herself, but even more frightened about what this will mean for her sixteen-year-old daughter. Now Nora has no choice but to let go of her hard-won image as a competent, self-assured woman, and turn to the one person who has always relied on her: her twin sister, Mariana. Nora and Mariana couldn’t be more different from one another, and they’ve always had a complicated relationship. But now the two sisters will have to summon the strength to help them all get through a future none of them could have ever imagined, while uncovering the joy and beauty that was always underneath.
On the verge of starting a new life with the man she loves, novice witch Hailey Deveraux’s world is yanked from underneath her. Without explanation, Major Kieran McCallen has abandoned her at the doorstep of a new coven. Though her heart and soul tell Hailey that he loved her too, it doesn’t change the shattered spirit he leaves behind. Though Hailey must restart her life yet again, the remote Castle coven of Wyoming is different. From the smallest child to the most experienced Wiccan, they seem to embrace the strange gift that she brings, especially the enigmatic coven master, Piers Dayton. Though Piers already knew that Hailey would fit into his future plans for the coven, he had no idea how perfectly she would fill the jagged hole in his life. Though he begins slowly with the elfin and fragile Hailey, his need to dominate her unleashes desire in them both. But before she can truly learn the extent of her power, a vile evil breaches the coven’s border.
Though novice witch Hailey Devereaux seems to have settled into her latest coven, she knows that it can't last. Tucked against the remote Alps of northern Italy, the Angioli coven is ill at ease with their newest member. Whispers and fearful glances follow her everywhere. But the arrival of a Magus Corps major ends all that. Kieran McCallen isn't afraid of her singular ability. Instead he's been sent to nurture and test it. Though Hailey's waif-like and delicate beauty are charming, her power is the stuff of legend. Each loners in their own way, Kieran glimpses Hailey's fiercely protective spirit when it comes to friends. For her part, Hailey dares to hope that she's found the person and place meant for her. But their bond is put to the test by danger and by duty, forcing each of them to impossible choices.
Part One Forensic auditor Jean Willis is excited to be in Thailand. Not only is she traveling for the first time, she's going to meet the perfect man-perfect on paper at least. Clark Peterson and his company are poised for greatness. But when she and scientist George Liew arrive at Clark's rubber plantation, she discovers that Clark is more than a column of numbers. Even as she struggles with the climate of the tropics, the heat between her and Clark steadily rises. As they draw closer, however, George finds time to work on the real reason for his visit. Part Two Rubber plantation owner Clark Peterson has been the perfect host. Auditor Jean Willis had expected that but nothing prepared her for the irresistible attraction drawing them together. And nothing prepared Clark for the possibility of love after the death of his wife. Unfortunately, their time together has left scientist George Liew an opportunity to advance his dangerous agenda. On the verge of finally fulfilling their desires, Jean and Clark receive news that shocks them both. Part Three As emotions and events spiral out of control, plantation owner Clark Peterson discovers he's about to lose everything. Jean is horrified to learn of her unwitting role in a high-stakes game of corporate espionage. As the two of them battle to right the wrongs, Clark must make up for lost time as he tracks down scientist George Liew. Meanwhile, Jean finds herself at George's mercy with her life hanging in the balance.
Caitlin Monroe is used to taking care of herself, thank you very much. After witnessing the grisly death of her parents, she’ll do anything to make sure that she and her sister are safe. But a witch with the rare and powerful gift of seeing the future can’t stay under the radar forever. Although General Logan MacCulloch finds Caitlin dealing cards in a casino, her gift of prophecy is no match for his of luck. But as he gets to know her, he realizes they’re both struggling with similar wounded pasts. Not only does he vow to bring her into the Wiccan fold, he can’t help but want to make her his own. But a chance brush of their hands suddenly shows Caitlin their sensual and heated future. Confused and frightened, she can only think to run from him, straight into the waiting arms of his arch enemy
It’s not that Amanda Kirkus doesn’t want to be a witch. It’s just that she sucks at it. Despite the classes, and spells, and practicing, there doesn’t seem to be anything that she can really do. Though she’d resigned herself to keeping her day job as a hairdresser, everything changes when someone from her past reenters her life. Vincent Harcourt can hardly believe that the beautiful woman he’s been monitoring was the girl he’d once known in high school. Though he’s an immortal warlock now, all Amanda can see is that his black hair has gone completely white. Still struggling to get past the incident that gave him the silvery hair, Vincent is determined to nurture Amanda’s untapped power. But when his nemesis arrives seeking to conclude unfinished business, Vincent must confront a past that he had thought to leave behind. As he and Amanda fall hopelessly in love, she becomes a pawn in a game bigger than any of them could have conceived.
Lieutenant Trent Williamson of the Magus Corps wants a promotion. How that can possibly happen in the hick town where he’s been banished, he can’t imagine. Though he ought to be slaying Templars, he’s babysitting. Of course Wiccan novice Elaine Blackhawk doesn’t know that. She barely knows she’s a witch. Despite the blood of Medicine Women running in her veins, she’s at a loss to explain her bizarre nighttime escapades. On the verge of thinking herself insane, Trent appears. As feral and wild as herself, something in him calls to her. Their shapeshifting and love-making are a revelation to her, but to him she’s a means to an end. Forced to choose between the only home she’s ever known or protecting her loved ones by leaving, Elaine is caught in a dangerous game that quickly grows deadly