Nicky Paxton is up to her pointed elf ears in work—filling in for a sick Santa’s helper, corralling kittens in a mechanical winter wonderland and running her family’s department store chain. With only 14 shopping days until Christmas, the last thing she needs is the return of her high school heart-breaker.
Lawyer and single dad Chris Spencer leaves the Los Angeles rat race to raise his five-year-old daughter, Holly, in his sleepy Virginia hometown. His first goal is to make sure Holly has a Christmas to remember. His carefully laid plans don’t include a second chance with his first love.
When Holly asks the store Santa for a “fairy pony puppy”, Chris enlists Nicky’s help to track down the elusive item. Despite Nicky’s resolve not to re-gift her heart to Chris, their sexual attraction could power the town’s holiday light display. With the help of mistletoe, a hairless dog and a lonely child, Chris and Nicky just might get their Christmas desires.
His best laid plans...
DJ “Rabid Ron” Hart has a grand scheme to win back the woman he loves. It involves an animal adoption fair, a goofy hairless dog named Charlie and an offer she can’t refuse.
Her hidden desires...
Cara Wilson has fantasies she’s never admitted, and her ex-boyfriend still features in her erotic dreams. If only he didn’t keep his bad-boy urges so tightly leashed.
Tonight they’ll learn that winning sometimes takes losing control.
This 50-page, contemporary romance short story features an R-rated reunion of a couple ready for a little "sexploration." Click on this link to read an excerpt:
A crime of passion…
To clear an innocent friend, Las Vegas sex therapist Dr. Ally Skye launches her own investigation into a patient’s murder. The last thing she expects is to find herself trading heated words and hot kisses with a sexy cop. Can this free-spirited amateur sleuth and her posse of Vegas insiders solve the crime before the killer targets her?
A sexy complication…
Cynical homicide detective Zack Crawford has the murder of a tom-catting cad to solve and a grieving widow to investigate. The last thing he needs is the interference of a red-hot sex therapist who haunts his dreams. Ally is trouble, and he’s determined not to risk his bachelor freedom for any woman. Besides, given her job, would she grade his performance in bed?
A dynamic duo…
In their search for the truth, Zack and Ally form an uneasy and sexually charged alliance. Murderers, extortionists and psychos are no match for these reluctant partners. Crime-solving was never this sexy or this fun!
In this engaging anthology of never-before-published stories, ten award-winning and bestselling authors come together to celebrate their love of animals and the wonderful, curious ways they take part in our lives.
From Seeing Eye dogs to the cat who sits in your lap, animals are there for us in more ways than we can count. Helping us get through the day with a wag of the tail and a tilt of the head, they let us know that someone is on our side—no matter what. They also have an uncanny ability to break down barriers between people; bringing families and loved ones closer, and giving strangers an excuse to strike up a conversation. In Tails of Love, each writer draws from her own unique perspective on our loyal friends—exploring the many, mysterious ways they bring love into our lives.
In addition, 100% of the royalties from the romantic Tails of Love anthology will go to the Animal Adoption Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter in Hamilton County, OH (http://www.aafpets.com/). This benefit anthology is the pet project (pun intended) of author Lori Foster, who contributes a story along with those of Kate Angell, Stella Cameron, Dianne Castell, Anne Christopher, Marcia James, Donna MacMeans, Sarah McCarty, Patricia Sargeant, and Sue-Ellen Welfonder.
My contribution to this entertaining anthology is “Rescue Me”, the story of how a good deed can return ten-fold. Ex-quarterback Adam “Nuke” Baumgardner saves a starving stray, and the Chinese crested hairless dog returns the favor by reuniting him with his lost love, veterinarian Claire Mendelsohn.
DEA agent Domino Petracelli is chasing a career-making
promotion and nothing will keep her from getting her
man. Okay, so she'd rather infiltrate a Columbian drug
cartel than go undercover as a dominatrix at D.C.'s
Xecutive Branch sex club. But she's up to the task.
As the leather-clad Mistress Bella, Domino investigates
the club's drug ring while juggling a surreal roster
of kinky submissives-and resisting one sexy client who's
not what he seems.
Police detective Dalton Cutter
is a man with a mission-avenging his partner, who was
murdered investigating the Xecutive Branch. Retracing
his partner's steps, he goes undercover as a club client.
Dalton's handled killers, junkies, and pimps, but can
the Alpha-male cop act submissive long enough to fool
Mistress Bella? And will their sexual chemistry, crackling
louder than Bella's whip, derail Dalton's investigation?
At Her Command, a comic
romantic suspense, pokes fun at the alphabet soup of
D.C. law enforcement agencies. When the DEA, the FBI
and the DC police unknowingly put operatives undercover
at the same club, sexy sparks fly.
Food and love have had a long association, for Passionate Cooks: Free Recipes From Today’s Hottest Romance Authors, over 150 authors of the genre have put their pens and computers aside to don aprons, get down and dirty in the kitchen, and share their love of food.
Much like romance novels themselves, the dishes range from spicy to sweet. There is something for every taste and every level of culinary expertise. The e-cookbook includes New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mari Carr’s “Wild Irish” Cream of Crab Soup recipe. Western GBLT author BA Tortuga contributes a dish as spicy and colorful as the straight-shooting author herself with Ranch Hands—a blend of Tabasco, salsa, onions and cumin, added to pinto beans, eggs, Canadian bacon and cheddar cheese and served in a tortilla. And for those of you who are feeling extra creative and sexy, there’s the Avocado Dip that doubles as body paint from romantic mystery writer Marcia James.
Some recipes are simple, such as Down Home Mac & Cheese, while some are more exotic, such as Spicy Shrimp Risotto. There are even some gluten-free selections, like the Sweet and Spicy Gluten-Free Lo Mein-ish Noodles from erotica author Sommer Marsden. And a few are perfectly timed for a Halloween, such as Tracey H. Kitt’s Gamberi del Diavolo or Shrimp of the Devil.
The Write Ingredients contains favorite recipes from over 90 authors and a handful of dedicated readers. In keeping with the light and sexy tone of her books, Marcia James contributed her recipe for delicious Avocado Body Paint. All the cookbook’s proceeds go toward the Lori Foster Bookjunkys’ troop project, described in their words: “Through generous donations and the organizational finesse of Laurie Damron, fun, heartwarming, and sometimes necessary items are bought and shipped to our beloved troops.”
The naked truth…
Who’s playing nasty practical
jokes on the rich and famous at Eden Bay, the notorious
“clothing optional” Caribbean resort? Wanting out of
her dead-end job, tabloid reporter Piper Loring goes
undercover to investigate. The chance to write for a
respected newspaper is worth risking sunburn on previously
unexposed body parts. But can she stay focused on the
job when faced with a seductive mystery man?
The bare facts…
Miami private investigator
Jack Kendall is hired to catch the Eden Bay Vandal.
The pay’s great, but would Sam Spade wear a thong bathing
suit? First on Jack’s list of suspects is the shy, sexy
redhead who uses props like tropical drinks to mask
her toplessness. Jack sticks to Piper like a sweaty
thigh to a beach chair and soon discovers his inability
to carry a concealed weapon is the least of his worries.