New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers story featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can't resist… Beck O'ckley is ruthless in the boardroom…and the bedroom. He's never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul. Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck's home—her ancestral estate—for food, she's shocked by his early return…and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him. For the first time in Beck's life, he can't get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he'll have to break her heart…or surrender his own. "Sassy, smart characters and an expertly woven, unconventional plot, The Closer You Come showcases Gena Showalter in all her shining talent. " —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers—beginning with a ruthless businessman about to break his own rules—in this special prequel novella! Rich, powerful and utterly untamable, Dane Michaelson is every woman's darkest fantasy. When he returns to his hometown to witness his father's upcoming nuptials, he is unprepared for the redheaded beauty soon to become his stepsister. He's never wanted anyone more. Kenna Starr has no desire to join the long list of women on rotation in Dane's bedroom. The single mom learned the hard way—bad boys do bad things, and someone always gets hurt. But Dane isn't fighting fair. With every heated look, stolen kiss and illicit caress, he melts her defenses. Soon, the girl with the rep and the man who claims to be heartless are locked in a passionate affair. But when trouble arises, will they stand together or fall apart? Look for the next books in the Original Heartbreakers—The Closer You Come, The Hotter You Burn and The Harder You Fall—from HQN Books!
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with another reader favorite installment of the Lords of the Underworld series. Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of in the bedroom, victory his only concern…until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more. Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love… Included in this ebook edition is a special scene from the latest installment in the series, The Darkest Torment, featuring the ruthless, beautiful Baden! Previously Published.
Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her—even defy the gods. Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear…. And be sure to check out the latest book in the irresistibly seductive Lords of the Underworld series, The Darkest Torment, featuring the fierce warrior Baden who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him… Previously published.
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful… Don't miss a single book in this stunning paranormal series from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter! Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty…. Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun's kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her. Book 7 of Lords of the Underworld. Originally published in 2011.
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful… Don't miss a single book in this stunning paranormal series from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter! Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding—or bedding—her. But he wants to…almost as much as he wants her. But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer—and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love…. Book 6 of Lords of the Underworld. Originally published in 2010.
She has tempted many men…but never found her equal. Until now. Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death—a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him. But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining…. And don't miss the latest book in the irresistibly seductive Lords of the Underworld series, The Darkest Torment, featuring the fierce warrior Baden who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him… Previously published.
After being released from prison, and determined to stay out of trouble, Jase Hollister returns home to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma where his plans to live a nice, simple life are thwarted by the arrival of hot-blooded Southern beauty and down-on-her-luck waitress Brook Lynn Dillon. Original.
The title says it all…whether you like your romances small-town sweet, hot and steamy, or with a bit of danger, we have what you're looking for. Inside ALL ROMANCE, ALL THE TIME, you'll get a taste of 13 stories by some of our most popular and bestselling authors, at least one of whom is guaranteed to become your new romance go-to. So no matter if your toes curl for Regency rogues, wounded warriors, chiseled cowboys or the classic guy-next-door, prepare to lose yourself between the covers. Featuring titles from The Closer you Come by Gena Showalter, The Devil Takes a Bride by Julia London, Unfaded Glory by Sara Arden, Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl, Wild Horses by B.J. Daniels, First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan, One Wish by Robyn Carr, Holding Strong by Lori Foster, Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates, In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins, When We Met by Susan Mallery, Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne, and The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts.
Before The Lords of the Underworld, there was Gena Showalter's Atlantis series. Rediscover this mythical world of immortals, magic and dark seduction… Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mythological monsters—or find herself facing a sword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame. But there he was, Darius en Kragin, one of a race of shape-shifting warriors bound to guard the gates of Atlantis, and kill all travelers who strayed within its borders. Now Grace's life was in his hands, and Darius had to choose between his centuries-old vow and the woman who had slipped beneath his defenses and stolen the heart of Atlantis's fiercest dragon. Look for the rest of Gena Showalter's Atlantis series: The Amazon's Curse, Jewel of Atlantis, The Nymph King and The Vampire's Bride, available now. Originally published in 2005
Rediscover this mythical world of immortals, magic and dark seduction that came before The Lords of the Underworld—Atlantis… All Atlantis seeks the Jewel of Dunamis, which legend claims can overcome any enemy. Grayson James, human agent of the ultrasecret Otherworld Bureau of Investigation, has orders to keep it from the wrong hands—or destroy it. What he doesn't know is that Jewel is a woman, not a stone! But once he meets this precious gem, destroying her is the last thing on his mind…. Jewel, part goddess, part prophet, needs Gray's help to win her freedom. Gray needs her wisdom to navigate monster-ridden Atlantis. But need blossoms into passionate love as they battle demons, dragons and vampires—and fight for a future that seems impossible…. Look for the rest of Gena Showalter's Atlantis series: The Amazon's Curse, Heart of the Dragon, The Nymph King and The Vampire's Bride, available now. Originally published in 2006
True love can transcend time and death, but can it survive revenge? Don't miss this fan-favorite novella from New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne, available as a standalone ebook for the first time! Five years ago, a burning house forever changed the lives of five teens… and ended a sixth. Years later, summoned to a gravely injured friend's bedside, David Nichols must face the town he fled. Tormented by dreams of the dead girl he'd once loved, he's become a firefighter in a futile attempt to save enough lives to balance out the one he took. Until he sees a woman who should've been dead… and his friends start collapsing, one by one. Sara Jensen's life flips upside down when she's suddenly plagued by fire-ravaged nightmares and a dream man who seems to touch her very soul. When a friend recalls a local tragedy from her childhood, Sara visits the town to make sense of the mysterious events. But her arrival sets off an eerie chain of events she must solve, especially if she wants to save the flesh-and-blood version of the man she thought only existed in her dreams… First published in 2010
Rediscover Atlantis, the mythical world of immortals, magic and dark seduction that came before The Lords of the Underworld… He is Layel, king of the vampires, a master seducer no woman can deny. But since a rogue horde of dragons killed his beloved over two centuries ago, Layel has existed only for vengeance…until he meets Delilah. Wary of love, the beautiful Amazon wants nothing to do with the tormented vampire. Yet there's no denying their consuming desire every time he nears her. Neither trusts the other—nor can they survive alone. For in an impossible game of the gods' devising, they've been trapped on an island, about to face the ultimate challenge: surrender to the passion that will bind them forever…or be doomed to an eternity apart. Look for the rest of Gena Showalter's Atlantis series: The Amazon's Curse, Heart of the Dragon, Jewel of Atlantis and The Nymph King, available now. Originally published in 2009
From the New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next sizzling instalment in the Lords of the Underworld series. Fans of epic paranormal romances won't want to miss this steamy read! Praise for Gena Showalter: “One of the premier authors of paranormal romance. Gena Showalter delivers an utterly spell-binding story!”—Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Showalter…rocks me every time!”—Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle.”—Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn't allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption. Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him—until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile…and seduce her into his bed. As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever…
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with an irresistible Original Heartbreakers story about a woman who's never felt desired and the man who wants her more than air to breathe… Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis's past is full of memories she'd rather forget. But there's one she can't seem to shake—her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead. Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves curvy Dorothea night and day, he's as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her. But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.