A Special Gift: Leo has to find the perfect Department Store Santa - but his mind is full ofdistractions like horny Richard and, more recently, sexy Italian Luca. Then when the Christmas cheer flows you never know which of your colleagues, male or female, will get to you first - and added to all that sexual tension there's Santa with a special Festive treat for a very good boy. Private Investigations: The police are making house to house enquiries but officers Nick and Greg want to take down more than just a statement when they call back for some extra questioning that involves some rigorous physical action for one lucky ... more info
Erin Parker clashes with arrogant businessman Lance Dalton in her desperate attempt to save her father's company from bankruptcy. If not for the mystical influence of an 18th century privateer, neither would learn that their destinies are intertwined in history. Excerpt: Lance excited her. Dark, dangerously appealing, power held in check—a man a woman would notice. He offered his hand; their eyes met and Erin’s heart melted . The glint in his inquisitive stare revealed he wanted her, too. Erin accepted his lead. After fearing for his life, she wanted to claim and savor precious moments like Beth had with Mark. He escorted her to the netted enclosure he so obviously had deplored on his first visit. When he parted the net’s drapery ... more info
When Claudia and her brother Marcellus are sent from Rome to the Caucasus, a close encounter with pirates means they have to put into Pityus - the last Roman colony in the Caucasus holding out against the barbarians. But once there they learn that the colony is not only depserately hanging on but is also riven with inner rivalries between cults. An uncompromising look at a cruel period in a cruel land, when just being female was a highly uncomfortable experience!
Legend says that land once stretched from Lands End in Cornwall as far as the Scillies Islands thirty miles out in the Atlantic. To this mythical land Gort Treliving escapes when his Uncle Daniel beats him senseless. He steps away from his corporeal body and walks into the mist of oblivion, seeking only to escape the pain. To Gort’s surprise he finds he is Sir Gawain, one of King Arthur’s knights. He is also the partner of a wonderful grey war stallion who can telepathically speak to him. While he is caught up in a wild chase across the countryside to rescue King Arthur’s kidnapped queen and her lady, Gort as Gawain, tries to puzzle out the strange visions of another life that assail him at the most inopportune times. ... more info
A stitch in time saves nine …or does it? Sarah Yates is a thirty-something history teacher, divorced, disillusioned and desperate to have more excitement in her life. Making all her dreams come true seems about as likely as climbing Everest in stilettos. Then one evening the doorbell rings and the handsome and mysterious John Needler brings more excitement than Sarah could ever have imagined. John wants Sarah to go back in time … Sarah is whisked from the Sheffield Blitz to the suffragette movement in London to the Old American West, trying to make sure people find their happy endings. The only question is, will she ever be able to find hers?
Nashe Wolfe is a strange and complicated man. When he meets Terry Taylor, things get even more complicated. He struggles against his own urges even as he becomes owner of his own restaurant, fighting his desire for the feisty woman. Terry Taylor fights her attraction to Nashe. His cocky attitude and high handed ways drive her crazy. When he decides to intrude upon her life, she curses his name and the day she met him. Fighting her own desires, she tries to break things off. Fate steps in. Nashe and Terry are forced together. Will they give in to their desires? Can Terry conquer Nashe's fears? Can Nashe and Terry find love? Includes scenes of forced seduction and assault
Blurb on Book: Raised in a motorcycle gang, John Arrowsmith has a bad case of wanderlust. He's not sure what drives him, but he knows he has to go, and he has the perfect machine to ride on; the big custom bike he calls Harley. When he and Harley get run off the road and wake up someplace completely unfamiliar, Arrowsmith knows something has gone pretty darned wrong. With a cast of characters that include thieves, Moonhounds, and ogres, John has to find his way through this new world, trying to understand why he's been transported there, and why he's falling for a guy named Infamous. What Arrowsmith finds out surprises him, and might just kill him. Can he survive to find his way home?
Maria Del Rey is a name associated with the best in erotica. Specialising in BDSM, her stories rank amongst the best in the genre. In this superb collection we find errant young women coming to terms with the strictest of the erotic arts - from flighty young students to flirtatious newly-weds to less than efficient secretaries.
A psychologist's attraction to the prime suspect in a high-profile murder case threatens more than her professional detachment. By taking on a covert assignment in the hopes that it will distract her from her past, it only serves to threaten her future happiness unless she can solve the case and uncover the real murderer. Excerpt: Stephen’s probing eyes raised enormous guilt within her. He might be right, but how could she learn the truth of it if she didn’t shoot out a line? “Perhaps I see more clearly than you. Your restraint indicates either you don’t care your wife has died or, the incident is eating you alive and you’re trying not to deal with it.” He bristled. “Is that so? Well, Madame Psychologist, you should’ve ... more info
First published in 1958 and then turned into a film of the same name in 1959 featuring Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan, this classic romance is available for the first time in ebook format. Ken and Sylvia met twice at the Summer Place. The first summer they were in their teens. Their intimacy was without love. They'd met too early. The second summer they shouldn't have fallen in love…and did. They were in their thirties-married-each with children. Had they met too late? Ken and Sylvia decided to break two marriages to make the one they wanted together. They almost broke a third that hadn't even started yet. Because Ken's daughter and Sylvia's son met at the Summer Place. They were in their teens. For them, it was ... more info
Mainstream Short Story Tags action, adventure, stormy seas, child hero, shipwreck, short story, literary story, endurance, Nature, angry gods, writers, writer’s block, MuseItUp Publishing, ebook deadlines. A writer, desperate to meet a deadline, struggles with writer’s block. Drawing on the five senses for inspiration, she is swept out of her depth when she tries to rescue a shipwrecked child. She rushes in, ill-equipped for the challenge and unprepared for the ensuing revelation.
Short Story In the Summer of Love, one young man discovers both love and heartbreak. ExcerptThe wedding was unofficial, but in a certain sense, it was as real asanything my preadolescent mind could conceive. The tree house that myfather and I had built over the course of the previous summer vacationwas large enough to provide an impromptu sanctuary for the festivities. A sweet summer breeze whistled through the cracks of our far-from-expertcarpentry, and provided an eerie aria that served as a perfectprocessional as my oldest friend Burt escorted Naomi down the narrowaisle. The bride wore faded jeans, raggedly cut off at the knees; ahand-me-down Led Zeppelin t-shirt tied up above her waist; and amakeshift veil fashioned from the netting of ... more info
A Sunset Finish by Melinda Moore paranormal romance novella Release Date: 06/13/2013 Stephanie Minagawa travels to Albuquerque as a last resort for her music career, only to have her violin split apart in the arid air. When she takes it to a repair shop on the pueblo, she enters a world of spirits and yearning. Her body is taken over by the ghost of the craftsman’s dead wife, and she must decide between the quiet death she’s longed for, or claiming a new life of music and love. Excerpt The desert sun blazed as if it wanted to leech the moisture out of every yucca, cactus, and adobe brick to create a sand painting for its living room. Standing before the pueblo-style instrument repair shop, Stephanie considered offering herself ... more info
After the cold-blooded murder of her odious husband, Marisol Pendenning, a lovely but pregnant young widow, and Lord Kimbrough, the handsome aristocrat who had been the last to see the victim alive, are drawn into the search for a killer. ______________________________________ Excerpt “Facts is facts,” quoth the Bow Street Runner. “They don’t change for nobody, not even a duke.” Mr. Jeremiah Dimm (“That’s my name, not my brain”) unbuttoned his red vest and leaned back in his stuffed chair, official ledger, pads, and pencil on the table next to him. He sighed once in contentment when his son poured another bucket of hot water into the basin in which the ... more info
History professor Eric Spears has grown disillusioned with the academic life he's always been a part of. But when a young man called Arthur starts attending his lectures, he finds his enthusiasm renewed by this unregistered student. For the first time in a long while, Eric longs for a real lover and companion, instead of the casual affairs he's used to. He gets his wish under surprising circumstances, but their blossoming relationship is not without its problems. Complications arise when Percy, another student of Eric's, begins to take too much of an interest in both of them. Will Eric and Arthur's relationship survive Percy's machinations? Or will Eric lose him due to his own insecurity?