By Victoria Denault
Levi Casco and Jude Braddock are the dynamic duo for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team. They're some of the highest paid, best performing players in the NHL and on the verge of leading their team to back-to-back Stanley Cups. Although they work perfectly together on the ice and are compatible teammates, off the ice they couldn't be more different. Levi is serious, rational, emotionless. Jude is brash, impetuous, lecherous and a live wire emotionally. But then Levi runs into Tessa, Jude's only serious ex-girlfriend, and he was front row center when they broke up eleven months ago. Tessa is also the object of Levi's secret fantasies. With Jude out of the picture, he and Tessa give in to their lust. It's just fun, it's just lust... until they realize it isn't. By then Jude has realized Tessa is back in town and he's trying to win her back. But is Jude really a changed man? Does Levi love Tessa enough to fight for her? Even if it costs him professionally? And who does Tessa really want?
Secrets In Prior's Ford
By Eve Houston
There is consternation among the villagers of pretty Scottish borders town, Priors Ford, when a firm is interested in re-opening an old sandstone quarry. It'll be disruptive, noisy and dusty, despite bringing in some new jobs.Publican Glen organises a protest group - but when the local newspaper takes an interest in him and the story, he starts to feel very nervous indeed. When Jenny Forsyth attends a protest meeting and sees the quarry surveyor she also discovers a problem. So does the surveyor, for he and Jenny recognise each other from years back when they lived different lives. And Jenny has no wish for her friends and neighbours to hear about her past . . .Clarissa Ramsay is too preoccupied to care much about the new threat facing the village. She and her husband, Kenneth, moved to the village a year earlier but Clarissa is newly widowed. But when she discovers he had a secret life she resolves to make some radical changes in her own ...
Sword Art Online 3: Fairy Dance
By Reki Kawahara
Kirito has escaped Sword Art Online, the forbidden VRMMORPG of death, and returned to reality. He heads off to find his game partner and lover, Asuna Yuuki. But Asuna never made it back from the nightmare. Lost and desperate, Kirito's only clue to her virtual whereabouts is a mysterious screenshot of Asuna as a fairy trapped in a giant birdcage. His conclusion: She must be trapped within the new, high-powered VRMMORPG, ALfheim Online. Now Kirito must plunge into the world of ALO, where players are fairies who fly gracefully through the air!
Scandalous Summer Nights
By Anne Barton
HOW FAR WILL TEMPTATION TAKE HIM . . . Lady Olivia Sherbourne isn't shy about speaking her mind, except when it comes to James Averill. For ten long years he has been her brother's best friend and her heart's only desire. But when Olivia hears James will soon set sail for an expedition to Egypt, she knows the time has come to make her move. It's now or never . . . James has always found Olivia bewitchingly attractive, but what kind of gentleman takes up with his best friend's sister? Not that he's thinking particularly gentlemanly thoughts when she appears on his exploratory trip-three hundred miles from home!-and incites a tavern fight. No matter what the devil she's doing there, it's his duty to see her safely back to her family. But how safe will she be when every starlit night brings wicked temptation . . . ?
By Cecilia Tan
Almost two months have passed since Karina last saw James and he has disappeared without a trace.Karina is determined to find him, to break that stubborn shell around him and force him to acknowledge a passion so strong that he fled from it, and to prove to him that love is stronger than secrets. Offered a summer position as a tour guide at a famous museum in London, Karina jumps at the chance. She's heard rumors that James has returned to his old English stomping grounds, and once in London she starts the search for her elusive lover. She meets someone who offers to teach her to be the perfect BDSM submissive. Hoping to learn all she'll need to win James back, Karina takes the stranger up on his offer.Along the way, Karina learns more about herself and the world James has introduced her to. But when she finally finds James, will he be pleased with her training? Or will he shun her for allowing another man to touch what is his?
By Rebecca Zanetti
Matt Dean was born to fight . . . and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho . . . and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure.The One Woman He Can't ResistLaney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past, the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything - and everyone - he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?(90,000 words)
By Cecilia Tan
James is teaching Karina to be the perfect submissive, through a series of ever-escalating scenes. Karina exults in this treatment, the thrill of the game pushing aside any doubts she has about the lifestyle or the mysterious man she is with. She trusts him and slowly, finds herself needing him.As things get more intense, James lets down his guard and Karina learns his secret identity. Now that she knows who he is, will this change her feelings for him, or his for her?
The Sweet Spot
By Laura Drake
A Love as Big as Texas . . . Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a perfect life, content to keep the home fires burning while her husband, JB, competed as a champion bull rider. Then their son died in a tragic accident - and everything fell apart. Divorced and saddled with a hill of bills and a failing ranch, Charla must now cowboy up to put her life back together.James 'JB' Denny doesn't stay where he isn't welcome. So when Charla shut him out of her grieving heart - and their home - a year ago, he took comfort where he could find it. Now after seeing beautiful Charla again, he wants it all back. She can't work the ranch alone, and deep in his heart he knows he can be the man she needs. But after so much history and heartbreak, can JB convince Charla to take a risk and give their love a second chance?
By Rochelle Alers
A former college English instructor now bookstore owner, Deborah Robinson is trying to hold her life together following her husband's accidental death. Alone for the first time in years, Deborah returns to her childhood home, Sanctuary Cove on Cavanaugh Island with her teenaged children Whitney and Crystal. Deborah will open her grandmother's house and relocate The Parlor Bookstore to a vacant shop on Main Street. Grief-stricken over the loss of his wife and son in an automobile accident, Dr. Asa Monroe has closed his successful medical practice in Delaware and has begun a journey of healing and self-discovery as he drives from state to state, questioning his faith and awaiting approval of his application to join Doctors Without Borders. Deborah is shocked to find the older, attractive and mysterious Asa Monroe applying to the help-wanted ad she posted for the store. Asa accepts Deborah's minimal offer and decides to stay in Sanctuary Cove temporarily. Unprepared for what's to come, the two become better acquainted while working at the store and embark on a journey of trust, healing, friendship, and love.
By Jill Shalvis
Maddie Moore's whole life needs a makeover.In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision) but rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Starting over won't be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career, if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too. The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes - and mouth - are making it hard for her to remember that she's sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie's struggles to overcome the past, though she's about to discover that there's no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.
The Serrano Succession
By Elizabeth Moon
CHANGE OF COMMAND: The Speaker of the Grand Council has been assassinated, and battle lines are quickly drawn. Factions include Families keen to control the new political order, and neighbouring states preparing to defend themselves. Even Fleet can no longer be depended on to keep the peace. Young Fleet officers Esmay and Barin want simply to marry. But Barin is a Serrano, the most influential of Fleet families, and Esmay is Landbride of the planet Altiplano. Their elders see only disaster in the match. And as Esmay and Barin struggle to reconcile their families, their very way of life is threatened.AGAINST THE ODDS: The worst has happened and Fleet is tearing itself apart. Some mutineers see injustice in the unequal spread of rejuvenation drugs offering virtual immortality to the rich; others are simply thirsty for power, or for blood. And when Esmay Suiza-Serrano is unceremoniously booted out of Fleet, the apparent victim of Family politics, she has no idea of the whirlwind of conflict that awaits ...
By Tricia Sullivan
When Cassidy Walker stumbles into the middle of the highway, bloodied and bruised, Bard college in flames behind her, and manages to flag down a ride, she thinks the worst is over. Arriving in the nearby town of Red Hook, Cassidy tries to call her parents but the phone lines are down - no radio or television signals are being received either. The town, it seems, is cut off from the rest of the world. But that's not the strangest thing. Not by a long shot. Nobody in Red Hook has even heard of Bard College. Furthermore, they claim that Cassidy is not a music student, but a hand at the local stable. And she has lived in a house she can't remember, with people she barely knows, for over a year.The world is fracturing. Cassidy just knows it - just as she knows that she is responsible. As Cassidy undertakes the ultimate road trip, through bubbles of reality, she will find that everything she thinks she knows about herself is wrong. Is she losing her mind or is the world a far more complex place than she thought?
The Scoundrel Worlds
By Chris Bunch
Skyball is popular, challenging, and violent. In other words, the greatest sport in the universe. The mercenary team of Star Risk, Ltd. has been hired to watch it ... closely. Two opposing worlds are neck and neck, and lately the game's been a real killer. Riots, murder, a real madhouse for loyal fans. It's up to Star Risk to keep it galaxy-friendly. Good luck to them. They don't stand a sporting chance.