From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy andMastered, comes Dominated, the second novel in the Enforcers seriesa bold new direction in erotic romance that explores the games men and women play, and the price they're willing to pay for pleasure. Coming February 2016: The Enforcers Book III: Kept
For fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Meredith Wild. Mastered is the first in a sizzling hot erotic romance series, The Enforcers: these men don't play by the rules - they make them. She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched - she clearly didn't belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did - but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognised the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn't leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control. The moment he told her what he wanted, she couldn't resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn't sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn't destroy her in the end. For more exciting and steamy romance, read the whole series: Mastered, Dominated, Kept. And don't miss Maya Banks's emotionally seductive Surrender trilogy: Letting Go, Giving In, Taking It All.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy,Mastered, and Dominated, comes Kept, the third novel in the Enforcers seriesa bold new direction in erotic romance that explores the games men and women play, and the price they're willing to pay for pleasure.
When their once-passionate marriage gives way to business demands, Tate arranges an overnight getaway with his bereft wife, only to have a badly timed business call threaten everything he cares about. Original. 350,000 first printing.
THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SURRENDER TRILOGY In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpected… LETTING GO Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend. Dash has lived in an untenable position for years: in love with his best friend’s wife but unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more. When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.
Professional hockey enforcers—popularly known as “goons”—finally get their due in this rollicking look at the players who have perfected the art of making mayhem. Whether they are called upon to duke it out with a fellow troublemaker or intimidate an opponent’s top scorer, these are the men who get the crowds to their feet, the sports radio shows buzzing, and the TV audience spilling their beers in excitement. Old timers like Joe Hall and Red Horner are profiled here, along with legendary heavy hitters Tiger Williams, Stu Grimson, and Bob Probert, fan favorites Tie Domi and Georges Laroque, and contemporary hockey stars Arron Asham and Brian McGrattan. The book also delves into the intense debate over the issue of violence on the ice as well as the personal and professional dramas of the NHL’s bad boys: the suspensions, the concussions, and the constant controversy of their role in the game.
FROM THE “MUST-READ AUTHOR” (ROMANCE JUNKIES) OF LETTING GO—THE NEW NOVEL IN HER SURRENDER TRILOGY. In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. Now, the story continues as one woman, haunted by the shadows of the past, explores the possibilities of a new beginning in ways she never could have imagined… Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her above all else. She and her brother barely survived a childhood steeped in violence and abuse. She could never give up total control and submit to a man. Especially a man like Jensen. Could she? Jensen sees the shadows in Kylie’s eyes. Knows he has to tread very carefully or risk losing any chance he has with her. All he wants is the opportunity to show her that dominance doesn’t equal pain, bondage or discipline. That emotional surrender is the most powerful of all, and that to submit fully to him will fulfill the aching void in her heart in a way nothing else ever will.
When he unexpectedly encounters Sophie Lundgren, the one woman he has been unable to forget, and discovers that she is carrying his child, secret agent Sam Kelly refuses to let her disappear from his life again and will do anything to keep her safe from harm. Original.
Serena Lowell's move to Colorado isn't going as planned. Her new boss hates her. She's falling in love with the wrong twin. And a stalker is sending her roses. When the sexiest woman alive walks up to Gabe Wulfric and demands to make love, he knows he's met his mate. But will falling head-over-tail for Serena turn out to be the biggest mistake of his life? Now both twins are suffering from mating fever and Serena has to make a choice. A choice that will give one brother the mate of his dreams...and set the other up for a chaotic fall into the wild. If, that is, Serena can survive the obsessive love of her secret stalker. Dare to enter Jessica Aspen's world of shifter suspense...and discover your imagination.
When Duncan finds an injured cheetah, questions about how she wound up in his mountains--and going after the poachers pursuing her--can wait. First he brings her home. Then he checks in on his patient, and finds not a cat, but a gorgeous, very "naked" woman. Warning: explicit sex.
Three stories from the pen of Maya Banks! Understood: When she breaks free from the bondage of her past, hell be waiting. Overheard: Gracie wants a Valentine she wont forgetLuke plans to give her exactly what she wants. Undenied: Another chance to make a night gone bad very, very right."
Author: John Branch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
“Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites.”—Steve Almond, New York Times Book Review The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death. Boy on Ice is the richly told story of a mountain of a man who made it to the absolute pinnacle of his sport. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it. With great narrative drive, Branch recounts Boogaard's unlikely journey from lumbering kid playing pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan, so big his skates would routinely break beneath his feet; to his teenaged junior hockey days, when one brutal outburst of violence brought Boogaard to the attention of professional scouts; to his days and nights as a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But, as Branch reveals, behind the scenes Boogaard's injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers. Based on months of investigation and hundreds of interviews with Boogaard's family, friends, teammates, and coaches, Boy on Ice is a brilliant work for fans of Michael Lewis's The Blind Side or Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights. This is a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports—from peewees to professionals—and the damage that reaches far beyond the game.
Author: Maya Banks
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2011
In order to salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans, Caelen McCabe marries Rionna McDonald, his brother's jilted bride, and as they form a tentative--and passionate--bond, a battle for the McCabe legacy commences.
Former KGI sharpshooter P.J., who is bent on revenge after a mission that went terribly wrong, finds an unexpected ally in former teammate and lover Cole, who is determined to help her, no matter what the cost.