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Ordinance 7304: The Bond Laws (Claws Clause Collection Book 1)

In a world where paranormals live side by side with humans, everybody knows about Ordinance 7304: the Bond Laws. Or, as the Paras snidely whisper to each other, the Claws Clause—a long and detailed set of laws that bonded couples must obey if they want their union to be recognized. Because it wasn’t already damn near impossible to find a fated mate in the first place. Now the government just has to get involved…Ordinance 7304 is a collection that features the first three full-length novels in the Claws Clause series:Hungry Like a Wolf (Claws Clause #1) Maddox Wolfe & Evangeline LewisAlpha wolf Maddox believes he has lost his human mate forever — and in his world, that’s a fate close to death. But when he discovers that Evangeline is still alive, he’ll fight tooth and claw to make her remember their love…Season of the Witch (Claws Clause #2) Colton Wolfe & Shea MoonshadowColton Wolfe doesn't like witches. When he discovers one is his fated mate, he convinces her to use her magic to sever their bond. Shea Moonshadow will do anything for the shifter that holds her heart, even let him break it. But before she can, a group of murderous vampires comes to town. Their leader wants Shea... and, Colt realizes, so does he.Sunglasses at Night (Claws Clause #3) Adam Wright & Tabby WinslowAfter changing from human to vampire, ex-cop Adam has one thought on his mind: revenge on the vamp who turned him. And then he meets Tabby, a perky blonde slayer who is the key to everything he's ever wanted and, suddenly, he's looking forward to forever.This collection is only the beginning of the Claws Clause series! After you finish it, you can continue with:#0.5) Mates *free#1.5) Of Mistletoe & Mating#1.75) No Way#2.5) Rogue#3.5) True Angel#4) Ghost of Jealousy#4.5) Night Angel#5) Broken Wings... and more coming soon!

Middlemarch Shifters: Box Set 1 - 3

Welcome to Middlemarch, rural home of a secret community of black leopard shifters. Residence of the Mitchell brothers and their friends. All scallywags and rascals, according to the elders on the Feline council.But with a shortage of marriageable females, what is a single man to do when his livelihood is chained to the land and there are no women to offer distraction? They get up to enough mischief to turn the oldest Mitchell brother’s hair gray. That’s what.Want to know a secret?All that is about to change because the elders have a plan. They’re set on changing the status quo and are arranging a ball to entice young women to the rural town. And, from what I hear, that is just the start of their grandiose plans. This should be very interesting.Let’s stand back and watch the fallout.My Scarlet Woman, book oneEmily Scarlet’s husband left her for his secretary and died in a car accident—all on the same day. Now, six months later, Emily has emerged from her chrysalis of painful memories. To prove she has what it takes to attract a man, she’s determined to experience one perfect night of passion.Feline shapeshifter, Saber Mitchell has a problem with his four boisterous younger brothers. They’re out of control, causing trouble and dragging him into the mire. It’s too late for him, but he hopes to get his brothers mated and settled, and the inaugural Middlemarch ball is the place to introduce them to marriageable women.Unbridled sex is the last thing on Saber’s mind, but one glimpse of the bubbly Emily Scarlet in her slinky red dress changes his mind. Sex with her is a necessity. They dance. They make love—passionate, intoxicating, and satisfying.One thing is clear—a single night isn’t enough. Saber must have her for his mate, but Emily isn’t so easy to convince…or trust.My Younger Lover, book twoeline shifter Lisa Jordan lost her husband two years ago and now it’s time to start living again. At the Middlemarch singles’ ball, she’s attracted to a sexy shifter, but his identity comes as a huge shock. A big, big shock since man she’s ogling is one she knew as a teenager.Sam Mitchell has harbored a crush on Lisa for years. A relationship was impossible then, but now he’s eager to stake his claim. A few dances turns into a one-night stand full of exciting, satisfying sex. Sam wants more, but first he’ll need to persuade Lisa to his way of thinking.Back at home in Christchurch, Lisa’s life takes a different turn when she attracts the attention of a mystery stalker. Juggling her safety and a romance with the gorgeous Sam is certainly spicing up her life. If only she lives to enjoy the rewards.My Peeping Tom, book threeThe residents of Middlemarch have a nickname for reporter Tomasine Brooks. They call her Peeping Tom and refuse to answer her questions about the mysterious black cats spotted in the vicinity. To them, she’s an outsider—the enemy—who has no place in their close-knit shifter community.Tomasine is determined to find a safe place to settle but earning the locals’ trust seems impossible. In desperation, she decides to seduce the sexy Felix Mitchell into giving away Middlemarch’s secrets because it’s a matter of life or death…hers.From the moment feline shifter Felix Mitchell crashes into Tomasine outside the post office he desires her with an urgency that makes him suspect they are fated mates. When they are together the connection is hot, the sex is spicy and she makes him happy, but Tomasine is close-mouthed about her past—a past that can threaten their future together.

The Confession: A Free Jo Nesbo Short Story from The Jealousy Man

*READ AN EXCLUSIVE FREE SHORT STORY FROM THE SOON TO BE RELEASED COLLECTION, THE JEALOUSY MAN, BY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER JO NESBO*MORE ABOUT THE JEALOUSY MAN:Filled with dark thrills, twisted minds and vengeful hearts, these twelve page-turning short stories from 'the king of Scandicrime' (FT) and creator of the iconic detective Harry Hole, will have you reading late into the night. We meet a Greek detective who has become an expert on jealousy thanks to some hard-earned lessons from his private life. Far away, in another country, a taxi driver finds his wife's earring in a car belonging to his boss and sets out to discover how it ended up there. High in the skies above, a woman is on board a plane headed to London, about to end her own life in the wake of her husband's affair with her best friend. But who is the man sitting next to her? Nesbo also takes us to the near future, to a dystopian America, where the upper-class elite is waiting atop a skyscraper to be evacuated while the masses fight for survival in the streets below. We are introduced to two best friends on their way to the running of the bulls in Pamplona when they fall in love with the same girl and, in the epic and vicious finale, we meet a psychologist who also happens to be an assassin. In his first ever collection of short stories, this master of crime writing skilfully draws in the reader as we watch the potentially fatal outcomes of humanity's most powerful emotions play out on the page.

A Wedding in Cornwall: A perfect feel good romance

It’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm's senior planner back in the States hadn't fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England's most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.But life in Cornwall isn't exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there's a personal matter -- the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?

The Exiled Prince Trilogy: Books 1- 3

Three contemporary billionaire royalty romance novels to set your ereader ablaze by USA Today bestselling author Jeana E. Mann.THE EXILED PRINCE (Book 1)A secret masquerade hookup leads to complications with Rourke’s new boss. One night. No names. No faces. It should have been simple. Instead, she’s tossed into a life filled with decadence, heat, and sinful surprises.Delve into the dark side of romance with an exiled prince, a secret masquerade ball, and all the complications they create for personal assistant Rourke Donahue.THE DIRTY PRINCESS (Book 2)A personal assistant marries her royal boss and learns that happily-ever-after only exists in fairy tales.When Roman Menshikov asks Rourke to marry him, she doesn’t think twice. Once the ring is on her finger, she finds out he’s not the man she thought he was. He’s darker and more dangerous than she suspected. His involvement in an international war might kill them both. With wealth and power comes great responsibility for Roman. He’s determined to save his country from ruin but will he sacrifice his new wife in the process?THE WAR KING (Book 3)A fairytale marriage enters the battlefield when the exiled prince reveals his secrets and claims his throne as The War King.I married the man of my dreams and landed in a nightmare of secret government agencies, assassins, and military coups. To keep him, I must fight his enemies. To love him, I must tame my fears. He’s not the man I thought he was. He’s more.TRILOGY COMPLETE!Don’t delay your pleasure. One-click today!

Bitter Taste: A Dark, Bully, and Enemies to Lovers Collection

Join 13 USA Today, WSJ, and Amazon bestselling authors and get a taste of some of today's hottest dark, enemies to lovers, mafia, and bully romance books.Love is Patient. Love is Kind.That's the way the saying goes, right?Yeah, not always. Sometimes love is brutal.Savage.Ruthless.Bitter.Bitter Taste is a Steamy New Adult Romance Sample Collection perfect for readers struggling from a book hangover who need some inspiration on what to read next. One-Click this limited edition collection today!

Small Town Southern Romance Series Starters

TO GET ME TO YOU: Wishful RomanceHallmark meets Heart of DixieCam's not sure city girl Norah can help him save his small town from the threat of a big box store. Determined, she's falling hard for the charms of town--and the man. But even if they send the suits packing, can she really give up her corner office for a corner booth a the local diner?  MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE: Wishing For a HeroWill danger catapult these lifelong friends to lovers? Autumn has loved Judd all her life. Years ago, her dreams of more ended in blood and a nightmare that nearly cost them both their lives. Now she’s ready to take the leap and profess all to the friend who’s stood by her through thick and thin. But before she can make her confession, their nightmare returns and secrets are revealed that threaten the very fabric of their lifelong friendship. WHEN YOU GOT A GOOD THING: The Misfit InnShe thought she could never go home again.  Kennedy Reynolds has spent the past decade traveling the world as a free spirit.  She never looks back at the past, the place, or the love she left behind—until her mother’s unexpected death forces her home to Eden’s Ridge, TN.  Will Kennedy be able to bury the past, or will the secret that sent her running destroy her second chance?

Omega Queen - Box Set Books #1-3 (Omega Queen Series)

USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May, brings you the Omega Box Set for a limited time. This YA/NA series covers love, betrayal, coming of age, magic and fantasy. Be prepared to fight, it's the only option.BOOK 1 - DISCIPLINENot every fairytale has a happily ever after…For the first time in hundreds of years, the five kingdoms were at peace. United by the band of young heroes who'd won the Great War, the realm had entered a time of wealth and prosperity unlike anything it had known before. New families. New Beginnings. Old alliances were on the mend. But such a thing can never last.When Katerina and Dylan's teenage daughter finds herself at the center of a strange prediction, she and her friends are swept away on a wild adventure that may very well claim all of their lives. Old evils are lurking the shadows. A secret new darkness is waiting to take hold.Can the new band of heroes stop it in time?Or has their happily ever after finally come to an end?BOOK 2 - BRAVERYHow long can you outrun your fate?When Evie and her friends set out to fulfill a long-awaited prophecy, they never thought their adventure would turn into a nightmare before their very eyes.Trapped in a cavern beneath the ground, they find themselves going up against a creature so twisted and terrible, they wouldn't have believed it was real. Their strength is tested and friendships are strained. But as they soon discover, the creature was the least of their problems.The world is shifting. Shadows and darkness are entering the land. Rumors are whispering around the remaining kingdoms. Rumors of a dark and powerful stone.Can the friends find it in time? Or are some prophecies never meant to be?BOOK 3 - COURAGEHow time flies…When Evie and her friends find themselves trapped in the sorcerer's cave, they think all is lost. But rescue comes from the most unlikely of people. And with it comes the most terrible truth.With the five kingdoms divided and the realm on the verge of collapse, the prophecy is more urgent than ever. But the road is treacherous and the friends are on the other side of the realm. New alliances must be forged and friendships are tested as they set off to fulfill their destiny, only to find that the fates may have something different in store.Is it possible to pick up the pieces and start again? Can the friends get to the Dunes and find the missing stone in time?More importantly……are some sins too terrible to forgive?Be careful who you trust. Even the devil was once an angel. OMEGA QUEEN SERIESDisciplineBraveryCourageConquerStrengthValidationApprovalBlessingBalanceGrievanceEnchantedGratifiedORIGINAL SERIES:Queen's Alpha Series: EternalEverlastingUnceasingEvermoreForeverBoundlessProphecyProtectedForetellingRevelationBetrayalResolved

Chasing the Duke

She’s not chasing a duke ever again.Perfect for fans of BRIDGERTON & Julia Quinn! Your new Regency obsession!~FCRW National Excellence in Fiction Award Winner, Best Novella~GDRWA Booksellers’ Best Finalist*Second chance.*Best friend's little sister.*Girl who has loved him forever.*Duke who is just figuring it out.With her final season in the ton a surprising success, Lady Camille Bellington retires to her family’s Yorkshire estate for Christmas with a marriage proposal in hand. Beautiful and charming, but too independent for society, Camille has given up on the hope to marry for love. So she will marry for duty. The man of her childhood dreams hasn’t been home in three years, even to secure his dukedom, and her heart went with him.His best friend's little sister is lost to him…War hero Tristan Tierney, Duke of Mercer, returns to his ancestral home for the holidays to find himself burdened with a title and the woman he left behind betrothed to another. As he’s only seen death and destruction for years, he’s come to believe true love is a myth. His aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire, to possess Camille Bellington.Childhood friendship gives way to something altogether more dangerous as two people give love a second chance.If you like mischievous heroines and devilish dukes with a splash of Regency STEAMY splendor thrown in, then you’ll adore Chasing the Duke.

Crush: A YA Romance Collection

Get ready to binge-read this collection of FIVE full-length standalone YA novels!FLIRT by Lavinia LeighSeventeen and pregnant isn’t exactly the ideal situation. I have no choice but to stay strong and not lose hope. Unfortunately, when hope turns into heartbreaking tragedy, all I can do is pack up and move on, and focus on the one most important thing in my life—my kid. Making peace with the fact that love might not be a part of my future isn’t easy, but I do it anyway. But sometimes—just sometimes—fate decides to intervene, and suddenly you have this whole new world of possibilities in front of you…and some new complications as well.OUR LITTLE SECRET by Ashelyn DrakeBecca Daniels needs a passing math grade…but what she wants is to spend more time with Toby Michaels. The only problem is Toby is her best friend’s twin, and Tori has a very firm “no dating the brother” policy. Working so closely with the handsome, popular Toby, Becca can’t hide her attraction, and it soon becomes obvious he feels the same way.Becca doesn’t want to lose her best friend, but she isn’t willing to give up Toby either.IT STARTS WITH L by Cassandra Fear High school is tough, and Arielle knows this all too well. She’s slightly chubbier than most of the other girls and gets reminded of this every day. And the fact that she’s never had a boyfriend makes her prime meat for the bullying crowd. But then in walks Blake, the cute new boy who sweeps her off her feet and stands up to her bullies. Instant swoon.Unfortunately, Arielle discovers not everything in life is simple. Sometimes things happen, tragedy strikes, and it leaves you with wounds that might never heal.BAD PUBLICITY by Sara Schoen & Taylor Henderson Jade Phillips wasn’t what everyone wanted her to be. She was supposed to be an honor roll student, polite, and most of all, well behaved. Instead she had a juvie rap sheet as long as her arm, a liver that handled more alcohol than most Irish men, a partying habit that kept her hungover on weekdays, and a bad attitude. Her father is remarrying, and his future wife, the senator of Virginia, can’t afford to have Jade’s unruly behavior ruin her reputation. Now Jade has to make a choice, either change for the better, or suffer the consequences. What will she do? After all, no one’s ever been hurt by a little…Bad publicity.BETTER THAN REVENGE by Taylor Henderson After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet’s finally had enough. She’s tired of sitting back and watching Brianna flirt with her boyfriend, steal her friends, and push her around. She’s finally ready to stand up for herself. To do this, Violet and her new friend, Lena, devise a plan to make Brianna realize that not everything is hers for the taking, and Violet knows the perfect way to do it…After all, nothing is better than revenge. That is, until someone gets hurt.

Cody Bay Inn: Nantucket Calling: A Nantucket Romance Series. PREQUEL

This is the PREQUEL to the new Nantucket Romance Series from Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, Amy Rafferty.The night was dark, wet, and electrified by the storm that ripped through the sky. Storms were not uncommon around Cody Bay but this storm was one Cody Moore would never forget.The only good thing to come from that night was Cody’s friendship with a young doctor who had managed to pull her from the wreckage of a horrendous car accident.A car accident that had taken both her parents’ lives.Cody went to live with her grandparents at Cody Bay in Nantucket until she got married and moved away.Now seventeen years after the accident, Cody’s life is once again turned upside down when her husband leaves her and their two young children homeless, shocked, heartbroken, broke, and alone on a cold rainy winter’s night in Boston.With nowhere to turn Cody’s grandparents encourage her to come home to Nantucket and Cody Bay.Cody Bay has always been a magical place for Cody. Her grandparents told her that Cody Bay attracted the people who needed to be there. It was a place where the lost came to find their way and the place Cody and her children needed to be to re-build their lives and find their way back to happiness.Escape to the beautiful shores of Cody Bay, Nantucket, dotted along the powerful Atlantic Ocean, and fall in love with the Moore family, their pets, and friends as the magic of Cody Bay draws you in. As you delve into the life of Cody Moore hold your breath in anticipation wonderingWill Cody ever be able to let go of the tragic accident that took her parents’ lives?Will Cody be able to overcome her own pain and devastating betrayal to keep strong for her children?Can Cody put her past behind her and let love back into her heart?But then again Cody lives in Cody Bay where anything is possible, and soulmates are drawn to one another.

All About the Bear (Grizzly Cove Book 1)

“…Grizzly Cove is the place to be if you like sexy shifters.” - 5 StarsNew town, new people, new…shapeshifters?In the small, sleepy town of Grizzly Cove, Washington, all is not as it seems. Nell abruptly discovers that she and her sisters are the only humans in a town full of shifters – most of them bears! Knowing nothing about the paranormal creatures all around her, but wanting to know everything about the sexy sheriff who comes to her rescue, Nell has to find her backbone and brace herself to learn All About the Bear.Can he keep the shifter secret…and the girl, too?The sheriff of Grizzly Cove has more than the peace to protect. It’ll be up to Sheriff Brody to keep Nell calm and cooperative—and in his bed—for the next fifty years, or so. Yeah, that might be enough. Then again, maybe he’ll keep her forever.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *All About the Bear is an introduction to the critically-acclaimed Grizzly Cove series by USA Today bestselling author, Bianca D’Arc, about a mythical artists’ colony on the coast of Washington State populated almost totally by shapeshifters, the majority of whom, are ex-military werebears. It is the first of three novellas that set the scene and introduce the characters and conflicts in this crazy little town. After the first three installments, the Grizzly Cove series continues with longer books and stories.

Behind Every Good Man - Romantic Short Story

With the purchase of this book comes direct download access to another 31 Free BooksGabriel and Lord Alvert were the very best of friends. Close, with a deep respect for each other. Now, suddenly Gabriel finds himself facing a challenge from the Lord, a duel, swords at dawn because Gabriel, the Lord Alvert believes, has tried to seduce The Lady Bishop away. The breach of friendship, the audacity of the crime, the breaking of class and station, was too much and the Lord has sent his seconds and issued the challenge. Gabriel does not fear the blade, does not fear losing. He does, however, fear the truth. Yet, the truth is the only thing that can set him free. Free from the challenge, free from the wrong but, above all, free from the secret he has been keeping his entire life.This is NOT some table-thumping tome that will end up unread and gathering dust on your virtual bookshelf – this is simply a well-written romantic short story that will have you flipping over the pages in feverish anticipation – perfect for a lunch break or when you have some time to kill!