After her Mother dies with her fiancée, Jessi goes to live with her almost-stepfather's sons, the Jamison brothers. She grows into a tomboy and is sent away to learn to be a “lady”. She learns her lessons too well, and returns as a temptress who inspires the eldest, Jake, to a passion so strong it can’t be hidden, contained, or controlled -- feelings no longer brotherly on any level. The desire between Jessi and Jake disgusts the other two Jamison brothers who use every trick in their arsenal to break up the couple.
Jake has to reconcile his inner war between the big brother and the lover and he must decide between his love for Jessi and his devotion to his family. If he chooses love, his family will be torn apart. If he chooses his brothers, he loses a part of himself he might not be able to live without.
Then, a maniac starts a killing spree that centers around Jessi. Will she be his next target?
A Faerie Fated Forever
Book One of the Forever Series
A faerie curse promises that one perfect love awaits Laird Nial Maclee.
To claim its passionate promise, he must find his fated lady while avoiding the traps, snares and schemes of females lured by his position, looks, charm and the blasted legend. A single misstep will condemn him to his father’s fate - a lifetime of craving the love he can never have nor ever forget. Despite his vow never to face that fate, Nial knows that a laird must put the needs of his clan first, even if it means wedding the wealthy heiress and daughter of the only rival clan on the Isle of Skye, "Heather the Hag." To save the Clan Maclee and secure its future, he should marry the dowdy lass even though she won't "set the claws of passion" to his manhood, as the curse provides, so she can't possibly be his faerie fated forever.
Before his solution to the dilemma sent Heather fleeing to transform herself for launch on the marriage mart in London, Nial should have recalled that faeries sometimes make the impossible the inevitable.
A Golden Forever
Book Two of the Forever Series
As a half-breed who would never belong to his tribe, he sold himself for food, shelter and survival. As the Savage Lord who would never belong to the ton, he sold himself for social acceptance. As a man with nothing left to lose, he’s learned that survival doesn’t mean as much as self-respect. He vows he will never play man whore again. Keeping that vow might cost him his heart, his soul and his future.
Colt grew up under the not so tender care of the stepfather who named him "Sky Who Walks" as a permanent reminder of his blue eyes that proclaim he can never be a real warrior. Disowned by his stepfather for disobedience after he tries to rescue his mother, Sky survives by trading the use of his body to widowed squaws for food and shelter. When the Earl who had abandoned his mother claims his son, Colton Simon Haversham trades the use of his body to society ladies to gain acceptance to the ton. Disowned by his biological father for refusing to step into a marital trap, Colt Star makes his way to California, vowing never to tread English soil again. Tormented by nightmares, Colt makes another vow --that the price of his passage to manhood is one he will never pay again.
The English Earl wants a second chance from the son who doesn’t believe in them and crafts a scheme to force Colt into a situation where he needs one himself. The Earl arranges for Colt and his partners to buy a claim, a cabin and a commercial lot in Hangtown, a California gold mining camp. Then he sells the remaining interest in the venture to Lady Viv, an English ice princess whose independent soul craves a future that does not require her to sell herself into a loveless marriage. The father knows his son, and Colt’s savage fire melts her ice, but his hatred of cages crafted in the name of love, and his scorn for all things English send the lady fleeing for home.
Colt’s Russian Gypsy partner and an English Duke gifted with a sixth sense force Colt to face his love for the lady he scorned, and the emptiness of any life without her. He follows Viv to the land he hates and uses the passion they share to lure her back. However, among her suitors lurks a demonic Duke who meets rejection with a thirst for vengeance that presents Colt with a choice that casts him into his darkest nightmares.
A Sixth Sense of Forever
Book Three of the Forever Series
The Duke of Sedgewick’s best friends asked for a favor - they wanted him to teach their little sister about sex. He should have said no because if it went too far, he might love her to death.
Beneath the famous Sedgewick honor lies an infamous secret. Despite popular wisdom, Sedgewicks do fall in love - they just can't marry for it. The unbroken line of unions for wealth and power wasn't spawned by respect for bloodlines, but rather by a centuries old faerie curse. Any woman a Sedgewick wed for love would die before she birthed a child.
Each duke betrothed himself to a woman he could never love and no Sedgewick betrothal had ever been broken. The luckier of the dukes lavished the love they couldn't risk for their wives on their mistresses. The current Duke of Sedgewick, Bozworth Harrison, wasn't lucky. Boz met the Malone brothers before he could lace his shoes and Lily shortly after her first breath. He didn't know when his fondness for the child changed to love for the woman. But he knew the favor he should refuse promised a taste of the forever he couldn't have and his sixth sense pawed like a fractious horse at the starting pistol.
Surely he could teach Lily about physical love, preserve her virginity for her future husband and still walk down the aisle with his cold, calculating fiancée. Couldn’t he?
A Magical Forever
Book Four of the Forever Series
Of late, Peter Crandles couldn't manage to swive a woman - not even a doxie at a brothel. The whores would gladly accommodate the handsome and wealthy future Earl of Standings, but the bloody houses had to stop disappearing first. He couldn't get the deed done with an accommodating widow or a servant at a ton gathering. The strangest things kept intervening, like flying desserts and lady hawks. But nothing was stranger than the blue-eyed serpent, unless it was the serpent's effect on Peter. It made him stop looking for anything except the lady with those magical blue eyes. But he didn't believe in love and refused to marry - so what would Peter do if he found her?
A Forbidden Forever
Book Five of the Forever Series
Russian gypsy Prince Vladimir Batalova didn’t await meeting his soul mate. He’d known her for years. She was the daughter of Tobar, the gypsy who married Vlad’s mother and saved her from her abusive marriage. Vlad’s noble father abhorred the youngest son produced by his idiotic marriage to a dirty gypsy. Tobar accepted Vlad, treating him as family, equal to his own son, Nic, and his daughter, Mala. Vlad returned Tobar’s affection and considered Nic his brother, but Mala? He’d never felt brotherly about Mala.
Vlad spent years dreading the letter that would tell him of Mala’s marriage to a fine gypsy lad. Instead of a letter, he got Tobar and Nic delivering Mala to London to save her from certain ravishment. They asked Vlad to fulfill his mother’s dying wish: that Mala be brought to him to enter society and find a husband. Now, Vlad must turn the gypsy he loved into a debutante, find her a husband and have her under his roof, within touching distance.
Even with the help of all his friends, the sixth sense he shared with his buddy, Boz, and some faerie magic, Vlad knew he could never find a happily ever after. His forever was forbidden unless he convinced Mala that the bond they had shared wasn’t the one they should share – and that taking each other was worth losing the family they both adored.
Dangerous Relations: Seducing the Billionaire
On the final day of the hearing to end the marriage born of his gin soaked rebellion and his soon-to-be ex wife's abundant love of his bank balance, the belle bitch called her seventeen year old half-sister Rachel as her final witness. Had Sue's circling sharks been paying attention, they couldn't have missed his tender concern. In seeking to avoid the family tradition of falling in love at first sight, Greek Billionaire Alixander Angelis stepped right into fate's twisted path.
After his ex's bed hopping wins his freedom, Alix romances Rachel privately while he waits for her to mature. But she's a Carolina girl who grew up hard so she's older than her years. She gives him an ultimatum – he must court her publicly and claim her fully. After he does, he's arrested for enticing her by email.
To defend himself at trial he must display his helpless adoration to a jury steeped in Bible belt tradition and a national television audience hungry for scandal. The statute he's charged under provides that at Rachel's age consent is a defense. She could clear him but she disappeared after leaving a letter full of lies.
Did Alix risk his heart, his future and his business empire for love or an elaborate con?
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Dangerous Relations: Griffin's Law
First year law student Shea Ramsey is getting over a bad relationship that warped her views about men and sex. She's sworn off both, despite the McDreamy guy she met at a party last night. He got way too fresh and then way too nasty. He deserved to be kicked in his privates! Of course, she didn't know she'd see him the next day - behind the podium at her first law school class.
Grey Griffin teaches Constitutional Law and he has as many secrets as ladies' numbers in his Blackberry. He's not a big believer in limits or boundaries, except the one law he lives his life by - he'll never get involved with a student.
But aren't all laws made to be broken?
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Dangerous Relations: The Office Ink
Dipping your pen in the office ink can spell - MURDER.
The Ballinger Law Firm had one longstanding rule: no one could dip their pens in the office ink. The rule was never a problem until Gemma Marshall walked into a job interview. From the instant she entered, both Ballinger brothers were interested in much more than her legal aptitude.
When Gemma walked in for her interview Mark Ballinger had just hired his associate, a candidate Jed would have hired as well. The brothers' parents, the Senior Partners in the family firm, promised that in exchange, Jed could pick his associate from any of the remaining candidates. And Jed chose Gemma.
The conflict between the brothers for the girl both wanted - and neither could have, thanks to that rule - would be trouble aplenty, even without Jed's reputation and the Esquire Club complications. Jed was the Club's official damsel delighter, and he had the notches on his gavel to prove it. Jed's obsession with Gemma began to eclipse his legendary notch gathering, much to the dismay of his family and his Esquire Club brothers.
And Gemma is much more than a notch - she might even be a motive for murder.
Mark's corpse is found on his office floor after a night when he'd fought with Jed, who is discovered next door passed out on his office sofa. Did Jed kill his brother to win the tender battle he never intended to fight?
The Duke of Eden
Brand Ellsworth turned down his father's viscountcy in favor of the dukedom held by Aaron North, a close family friend who had a three-year-old daughter but no son. The price of the rise in rank was his betrothal to the daughter, Adria. At the time it seemed a small price for a big gain - even if Brand had to endure Uncle Aaron and Adria's inane babbling about him being the little tyke's fated soul mate. The North family's sense of "direction" - intuition about future events - was famous. Brand just thought that this time, it was famously wrong.
To avoid the looming marriage, Brand deliberately stepped into a clumsy marital trap clumsily set by his best friend's little sister. It isn't until he sees the announcement in the morning paper that he learns that for all of these years he hasn't been the Duke of Warren. He's merely held the title until his wedding to Adria. Her husband will be the Duke. But that's not the worst part.
When he lays eyes on Adria to break their betrothal, he hasn't seen her in three years and the woman who walks into his study proves again that the North sense of direction is never wrong.
Brand takes one look at her and knows that the exquisite redhead is just what Uncle Aaron said she'd become - she's his Eden without the apple. But he chose the apple. Is their paradise lost?
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Romancing the Rose (The Lovely Lairds)
Rose learned that her wastrel brother had finally hit bottom when his “bank” – gambling hell owner Jack Richards – appeared at her country home to announce his ownership of her hand and to take immediate possession of her body. She didn’t learn of her longstanding betrothal to a Highland laird until her servant, Neddie, announced it as they fled England for Scotland.
Lovely Laird Ramsay Sutherland didn’t learn of his betrothal to the English Rose until she and Neddie appeared, shortly after pressure from clan elders convinced him to enter a betrothal with Flora MacKenzie whose childish crush had never waned. Ram’s passionate fall for Rose means that he must do the unthinkable and break his Highland betrothal.
But when Ram learns of a dark family secret held by Flora’s father, Laird MacKenzie, will he be forced to discard the woman and the love he can’t live without to protect and preserve his heritage and family honor?