Freddie de Ford is a successful magazine editor, but something is still missing from his life until he meets Melanie Matthews. She is intelligent and sweet but also, shockingly, a fighter groupie – a woman turned on by men who fight other men. Freddie is drawn into Melanie’s increasingly perverse and violent world of illegal fighters and women who want them. Freddie will risk everything to satisfy them. (M/F+)
The marriage of Zeus, king of the gods, and Hera, his queen, has always been stormy. Eventually something had to give, for not even divine will could be tested so long and so cruelly without a reckoning. When Hera came to Zeus’ chambers, he suspected her passion was too good to be true. It was. Soon, Zeus was bound and helpless before his angry wife. When the king of Olympus got free, Hera’s Punishment would be legendary. (M/F)
“So someone left you a valentine. You can’t expect the world to know you don’t want one.”
Or so Wade Arkin’s assistant told him when he found what would be the first of several mysterious valentines, all from the same secret admirer. A recovering romantic whose heart had been badly shattered two years back, Wade refused to even wish others a “Happy Valentine’s Day,” let alone participate in it. Someone, however, was trying to lure him back into Cupid’s realm of poetry and roses by making him pick out gifts for a lover he didn’t even know existed. Yet with each valentine he felt himself wanting to believe again in the gods of romance and desire, to pray again to them, and believe, as he had once before, that his prayers would be answered. (M/F)
Zöe is nervous and excited to begin her first year at the exclusive university tucked away in a tiny forest town. Her new boss, Dean, is a handsome older man with captivating blue eyes, and an understanding smile. Everyone comes to him for counsel, even the townsfolk down the hill, because Dean always knows exactly what they should do.
At Dean’s suggestion, it seems only natural that Zöe should submit to her classmate Trevor’s commanding advances when he comes to Dean for grief counseling after a bad breakup. Why shouldn’t they put on erotic plays for Counselor Dean whenever he pleases? It no big deal – they’ll only forget again when they leave, to focus on more important things like school work.
Only when Zöe is gifted with an ancient talisman that protects her from Dean’s hypnotic gaze does she finally discover the horrible truth… (M/F, M/F/M)
Nakano Yutaka has tried every sexual act known to man, and now even the perversions on display at Tokyo’s most exclusive sex clubs barely hold his attention. Yutaka had almost given up on the search for something that can still arouse him, when a stranger tells him of an exclusive underground S&M club where the sex is too shocking to be described, even in the extreme circles Yutaka frequents. Intrigued, he goes seeking the ultimate satisfaction of his jaded appetites. (M/F)
Regina Mariana Drake knows a lot more than swarming up and down the sides of a fighting galleon. She has taken ships aplenty, and hearts too. She’s watched men fighting and whoring to the edge of endurance, but until the intrepid Captain Artignola comes into her sights she has only killed them. Now, she wants to take one as he should be taken. (M/F)
For Harper, forty is not so fabulous. Sure she’s got a great friend and a good life in a big city, but being single and slightly plus-sized are downers to her day. At least she gets to spend her working hours staring at gorgeous Stone Masterson, the man of her dreams. Will a chance encounter make them more than co-workers? (F/M)
Death and pain are constant companions in a life lived by the sword, whether on land or on sea. Love, on the other hand, is rare. So when Laulri, a hardened mercenary, meets the legendary pirate Sheliegh in a waterfront dive and offers her a drink, the last thing he expected from her was a tale demonstrating just how rare—and how dangerous—love can be. (M/F)
At twenty-five years of age and after one embarrassing revelation on a drunken birthday evening, Patience Hope sets out to lose her virginity. Or perhaps her mind. Possibly both. The important thing is that she gets laid, and put her no-longer-secret shame behind her. As a willing young woman in a city full of theoretically horny young men, she can’t imagine it will be that difficult. Of course, things are never that easy. (F/M)
The woman was a quick, whimsical movement from the corner of his eye, and he was helpless not to look. And look. Stan, a failed writer who’d lucked out on an editing job, soon finds his home life turned into something from Amsterdam’s Red Light district: his luscious neighbor has begun performing obscene and tantalizing acts, visible through her bedroom window. Stan has a front-row seat. Unfortunately, like most things too good to be true, it is. (M/F)