I assume like many in the middle ages she was sort of "stitched" into her clothes and wore them till they fell off, with only "necessary" openings being present. I don't know, maybe not, maybe she just sat naked in the woods as they dried when she'd washed them.
She did go on about being cold in winter??? Anyway you see my dilemma, in most stories I'd never notice this kind of thing. I tried to give this book a fair shot, but I just couldn't get involved with the main character I know some of you like it I'm happy for you. Oct 03, Clay Kallam rated it liked it Shelves: It is packaged like a fantasy, and begins that way.
A young girl in a medieval society runs off to the forest, eats some mysterious berries and is given some minor powers. She returns to her village, and has a fling with a noble, and impulsively follows him off to war. At that point, the necessity for any fantasy elements at all completely disappear. The book could have just as easily been set in 14th century England, and the same issues of honor and caste and vengenance and violence could have been addressed. Firethorn is an interesting character, and Sire Galan is far from the stock romantic hero one would expect from a romance novel.
And straight love story or not, I look forward to volume two. At first I really did enjoy reading this book. I liked the details and the world building. I even liked Firethorn, and maybe I still do to some extent. The rest of the story is much like the beginning, slow and meandering, and there in lies the problem. The romance was not something I enjoyed either.
I have no idea why Firethorn loves Galan so much, and I find it hard to believe that Galan loves her at all. The characters are well written and had a certain depth to them, but none were able to grab me and make me care for them. Jul 24, Kirstin rated it did not like it Shelves: All the interesting plot was bypassed and overshadowed by the obsession with sex. Just when it would start getting interesting, it would go right back to whether our heroine was getting laid and if her beau was laying someone else. Nov 26, Phil rated it really liked it. Best look at a whole nother world as I've read in a long time.
Gods, social hierarchy, plants, and all kinds of stuff that humans do are invented to flesh out Firethorn's reality. Excellent use of two days reading time. I hope there's a sequel. Jul 07, Krystal rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So I bought it. All in all, meh. I will say this, I was intrigued by the fact that one of their gods had two avatars — the Sun and the Moon. But in this story, the Sun was the female avatar, and the Moon, the male. Shy, coy, mysterious, etc. So to hear the Sun described in this world as She, blinding the world with her glittering veils … it was interesting.
A little backward in my opinion, but I guess it works. She lives out there, in like a cave or whatever, for about a year.
So now Luck, renaming herself Firethorn, is back in her village. During a local festival, a day when the common folk are served by the ruling class, Firethorn couples with a man of the Blood ruling class and they both sort of become besotted. The rest of the book takes place in the Marchfield, the plot of land where all the clans of the Blood gather to prepare for the war. During all the crap that naturally comes from this sort of situation, the romance between Firethorn and her man, Galan, blooms.
Yeah, to bind him to her. Because having the man truly love her, not good enough. Even inner monologues got long and tiresome, as none of these characters every really evolve. They basically just wax on and on about the same things through the whole book. The book wraps up with Firethorn worrying over her options, pondering Galan and her binding of him to her, and then it sort of trails off.
After reading the synopsis of Wildfire, not sure if I really want to read it. I wanted to before, because I wanted to know if Firethorn was going to war of if she was going to the castle. Possibly with a small staff there at the castle? Would she be now sort of in charge? That would be an interesting situation for her character.
A lowborn commoner now faced with ruling over those not much lower than her in station. I want to see Firethorn in that world, getting to know herself without Galan, learning about her skills and gifts, growing into a stronger woman. Then Galan can return from war a little humbled and a little wiser from his experiences, and they would both be better people, whole people, and they could have a real romance.
This book is beautifully written -- I could imagine the sentences being woven by someone with graceful and nimble fingers. I was immediately drawn into this medieval-ish world in which the fantasy element is more mystical and mythical than "magical" and kept to a minimum for the majority of the book -- the back cover description of Luck's transformation into Firethorn is a bit misleading and occurs very early in the story.
I appreciated the unsentimental and realistic look at the ver 3. I appreciated the unsentimental and realistic look at the very precarious position of an orphaned young girl in a harsh realm and period. There's a fair bit of sex and violence, and very detailed battle scenes if you're into that sort of thing. As a city-dweller with a green thumb, I enjoyed all the foraging scenes, and details of trees and plants and their uses as medicine and poison. This seems to turn off some readers.
My one beef with this book is that it feels like Part I of a novel and does not truly stand alone. It's a problem I have with other recent and popular "trilogies. The road dipped and rose, and we came over the last hill and saw the army encamped over a full league of rolling plain. Beyond the army, the sea. I had imagined the sea would be like a great lake in a bowl of mountains, water cupped by land, but it spilled past the horizon. There was no edge to it, sea dissolved into sky and sky into sea in a gray haze. The surface of the water, green and pocked, reflected the low clouds like an old bronze mirror dulled by verdigris.
It was marked by whitecaps quickly scrawled and quickly erased, leaving nothing for the eye to fasten on, a scene absurdly flat and featureless. Yet my eye was caught by it. I looked past the Marchfield until we were down the hill and riding through a city of sumptuous pavilions and squalid hovels, so swarming with men and horses--and sheep, chickens, boys, dogs, goats, women, and mules--that I was bewildered. I had a good laugh seeing women mentioned between goats and mules! But it really makes you think about the station and worth of the life of a lowly "mudwoman" in such times.
I've been waffling back and forth most of the day about how I wanted to review this book. I liked it; certainly I was interested enough to know how everything was going to turn out that I went and added the sequel to my wish list so I'd remember to pick it up. It was when I went to do that that I realized why. Amazon describes this trilogy as "literary fantasy," and that--or rather, what it implies--is what has been rubbing me the wrong way.
The characters are well-characterized, the wr I've been waffling back and forth most of the day about how I wanted to review this book. The characters are well-characterized, the writing is solid, the worldbuilding is excellent particularly the presentation of religion and how it interacts with daily life , and the plot follows logically along without sidebars into "and where did that deus ex machina come from? I will admit I'm not a fan of literary fiction. I get an awful lot of grit and tedium and sadness in day-to-day life; I don't want it in my pretendy funtimes.
I read for escapism. I didn't really get that here; while the characters are interesting, they're also very frustrating. There's a strong thread of realism here, from the frequent pettiness of the characters to the amount of detail about bodily functions and the filth of a pre-Renaissance society and the place of those without wealth or title in it , but because of that, I felt rather worn-down by the book.
I also found it long; it wasn't tedious to read, but at the point where the book ended after some pages , I felt like I was at the point in the plot where I'd expect to be after pages. I realize this is the first book of a trilogy, but even then, I felt like there was a long grinding time of daily-life minutiae rather than plot going on, and it was somewhat tiring. In a lot of ways, this book reminds me of a grittier, darker mirror of the Kushiel's Legacy books; low where that is high, the main character is a camp follower rather than a cherished courtesan, a world where the gods work but they do so with the lightest of touches rather than direct intervention, and where sex is often a business transaction rather than a sacred act of worship.
I almost feel like I've been handed a genre contract that was fulfilled in the letter but badly twisted in the spirit, both in terms of a fantasy novel and in terms of a romance. As I said above, I'm interested enough in the world and the glacially moving plot to pursue the next book, but I think I will go into it with more reasonable expectations. This book started rather slow and boring, but I stuck to it, and then I couldn't stop reading it.
I'm not saying that I liked it, it was really depressing and Firethorn the heroine was really annoying at times. This book was really realistic in it's description of the setting, a war camp during a historical period that might be medieval, and the 3 page description of Sire Galan we might think of him as our hero donning his armor were really interesting, I totally enjoyed them.
But what I HATED about how realistic it was, the total lack of privacy, it took away any romance from the book, and left me with a bad taste. I mean they managed to put up a curtain for the sick lady, why couldn't they do it for their own privacy??!!! I also thought the book was violent in many ways. The characters, other than Firethorn because she was the narrator, were lacking in character building. All we know about them are the things they said to firethorn. Sire Galan character certainly needed a bit more, I can understand why in some reviews people didn't like him and said the Firethorn deserved better, but to me, it was the opposite, I mean in the society described in this book Galan looked to me better than others, he might have treated her bad at times, but I think he didn't know better, He obviously cared for her, in his own way, it's just that the author made you feel that these people didn't really know what love is.
In fact my favorite part in the whole book apart from the armor was when he slapped her after thinking that she left him, I saw this as the first real sign from him that he actually cared!! I found Firethorn to be a lacking characters in many ways, I hated her, honestly, the things she said always sounded to me as if she were stupid, and how she thought she might have been touched by the gods then she saw this vision that was showing her the way, and caused trouble for herself and the others to achieve it and then all of this ended up for nothing!!
I didn't see the point on that. It's true that I couldn't stop reading the book, and I also had no idea how it was going to end, but I didn't feel good after finishing it, I had to run and pick up a light funny romance after it to erase the affects. I'm totally not interested in reading the sequel, I don't care what happens to Firethorn at all.
May 20, Lark rated it did not like it. Firethorn is a self-named woman, tutored by the Dame of the house and touched by the gods. When Sire Galen asks to take her away to the war, she leaps at the chance to escape the drudgery of her world. But little does she know it's hard to keep love alive in the middle of war where there's arrogance and wagers and little love for women. I actually picked this book up because I read the second book first on accident.
I hate this book. It is written without too many flaws, the grammar is sound and t Firethorn is a self-named woman, tutored by the Dame of the house and touched by the gods. It is written without too many flaws, the grammar is sound and the sentence structures flow well.
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The action is done correctly and I do want to the turn the pages to find out what happens next. But oh my freaking goodness, the amount of misogyny found is this books is mind blowing to me. It confuses me that this book is written by a woman. Women are whores in this book, useless except for acting as men's decorations, or sex of course.
There's no way to say no to a man's advance unless you have a man to guard against. There are so many lines in this book that make me so freaking angry. The way the men talk to the women. The way the women talk about themselves. The way anyone treats women. And the worst of all, there is no character that even mentions these problems - as if the issues are common and acceptable. Argh, I can't even. It's fine if it's done for some sort of commentary on women and war, but if this type of misogyny is treated as acceptable without any counter philosophy or objection, it's as if the reader should accept it as well.
Micklem tries to pass Firethorn as a strong independent female character, but really all she amounts to is a girl hanging onto a sugar daddy, really. This book is all about sex and trying to be the man's favorite girl. There is literally no plot except that. The only redeeming factor is that I was interested enough in the magic system and healing draughts.
But that will never be enough for me to overcome the fact that this book treats women as second-class citizens. Not for writing style or not being interesting, but because there is an underlying enormous! Not recommended at all unless you just love reading about how women are not worth anything except for sex. Sep 16, Donna rated it it was ok Shelves: When the highborn lady who taught her herb lore dies, Luck is unhappy at the prospect of spending her life serving the nephew who has inherited the land.
She spends time in a forbidden forest and a farming village, renames herself Firethorn, then chooses to become the mistress of the handsome Sire Galan and follow him to war. Unfortunately, Galan is more charming than wise. As Firethorn tries to keep herself safe in the army camp and ensure her future with him, Galan's decisions threaten to dest When the highborn lady who taught her herb lore dies, Luck is unhappy at the prospect of spending her life serving the nephew who has inherited the land. As Firethorn tries to keep herself safe in the army camp and ensure her future with him, Galan's decisions threaten to destroy them both.
This was a difficult book to get into. The writing style is dense, and the flow of the text feels even more dragged down by uneven pacing. A lot of the early parts didn't seem to matter much. Characters and story threads are introduced with great detail and then largely ignored. I liked the setting and the slightly gritty feel, but disliked most of the characters. I don't have to like the protagonist to really enjoy a book. But I do need at least some connection with them, and I couldn't feel that with Firethorn. It was difficult to sympathize with her, especially towards the end when she was clutching so tightly to a man that I couldn't consider worthy of the trouble.
There are some things about the book that show real promise, and I might try the author again in the future. Only alphabetic characters, numbers, spaces and underscores are valid. Problems viewing this site. Place Reservation Save Record. Record 1 of 1. Previous Record Next Record. Additional information for this title. But can he tell her how he knows her deepest fantasies, and will she stay with him if she learns the truth? Joanne Walker has survived an encounter with the Master at great personal cost, but now her father is missing - stolen from the timeline.
She must finally return to North Carolina to find him - and to meet Aidan, the son she left behind long ago. That would be enough for any shaman to face, but Joanne's beloved Appalachians are being torn apart by an evil reaching forward from the distant past. Anything that gets in its way becomes tainted - or worse.
And Aidan has gotten in the way. Only by calling on every aspect of her shamanic powers can Joanne pull the past apart and weave a better future. It will take everything she has - and more. Unless she can turn back time. Evelyn Fisher thinks she has the perfect role model for a long-term relationship, until her best friends, Kendall and Melanie, split up and all three women must reevaluate their lives and their relationships. Determined to be a good friend to both, Evelyn supports Kendall and Melanie while they move forward, separately.
But when she finds herself falling for one of them the delicate balance shifts. Will loyalty keep Evelyn from pursuing an unexpected chance at love? The bloody war between the Vampire Tribunal and the defiant scathe of Penton, Alabama, rages on, forcing its residents and their bonded humans to retreat into the underground fortress of last resort: There, Will Ludlam is charged with the care of Penton's humans, though he longs to fight alongside his vampire brethren.
He knows the risks: Yet he is determined to prove his worth to his adopted scathe, to his vengeful father - and to former US Army officer Randa Thomas, his beautiful, reluctant partner. Randa has little faith that a former member of the vampire elite has what it takes to fight a war. But as their enemies descend upon Omega, Will's polished charm - and Randa's guarded heart - finally give way to the warrior within. Fans of Susannah Sandlin's Penton Legacy are sure to devour this long-awaited third installment of the steamy paranormal series. Savannah Weston lives quietly on the family ranch with her brother, Grady.
Until a stranger named Laredo Smith comes along-a disenchanted cowboy who just might change Savannah's life! After her father's death, Ellie Frasier takes over the feed store in Promise. Still in mourning, she turns to her friends for comfort. But now her long-standing relationship with one of those friends-rancher Glen Patterson-seems to be turning into something else. Matt Coleman always figured at this point in his life, he'd be settled down with a family. Since his ex split for the big city, though, no way will he give anyone else the chance to drop-kick his heart.
Hell, yeah, he'll take - and give - with gusto, but nothing more. Right, like she's got the time. Not that she doesn't have the occasional dirty fantasy about Matt. Fat chance he'd dream of knocking boots with her - the younger sister of the woman who dumped him. Nope, she'll just have to settle for the F-word.
Gabe, Jace, and Ash: They're accustomed to getting anything they want. For Gabe, it's making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she's ripe for the picking. When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel's grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend's little sister. Except she's not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. True to her Hopi mother's restless spirit, Terena Rothrock follows news stories all over the Southwest.
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Lately, though, her heart is calling her back to the rez. But not before she swings through Phoenix to see her cousin race his amazingly fast new horse. At the track, two powerful men watch the horse with suspicion in their eyes. Watch Terena with the drive to possess her oozing from every pore. When they seem to shift into stallions in her mind's eye, shock - and arousal - flood her body. Far from home and their herd, Nokoni and Hah-Tee can't afford to draw attention to themselves.
Instant attraction to Terena complicates their already competitive relationship, but she's their one connection to the man they suspect stole one of their mares. Kara Reed is a supernatural failure. But where her magic falls short, her fists get the job done. The criminal element doesn't stand a chance once she hits San Diego's dark streets.
When two smoking-hot tenants move in next door, she thinks her love life might finally be heating up. Just being near Gavin and Julian is enough to make her want to offer her body on a platter. Gavin and Julian know it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out. They're fallen angels sent to watch over the king's daughter, one of the last females of her kind. Trouble is, she doesn't seem to think she needs watching - unless they're watching her shimmy out of her clothes. Jack Gabriel's been the sheriff in Damnation almost since the town grew out of the dust and the mud.
He keeps the peace - sort of - and rides the circuit every dawn and dusk with the chartermage, making sure the wilderness doesn't seep into their fragile attempt at civilization. Away from the cities clinging to the New World's eastern rim, he doesn't remember what he was. At least, not much. But Damnation is growing, and along comes a schoolmarm. Catherine Barrowe is a right proper Boston miss, and it's a mystery why she would choose this town where everything scandalous and dangerous is probably too much for a quality lady like her.
Sometimes the sheriff wonders why she came out West - because everyone who does is running from something. He doesn't realize Cat may be prickly, delicate, and proper, but she is also determined. She's in Damnation to find her wayward older brother Robbie, whose letters were full of dark hints about gold, trouble - and something about a claim.
The fallout from the team's failed mission to Lebanon is still chewing Lt. God help them all if the media get wind of the real story. Worse, guilt is eating him alive over a decision that left a fallen warrior's wife without a husband - and exposed to danger from her radical family. No matter what, Mari Dalton's safety and wellbeing - and that of her unborn child - come first. Mari is certain God is punishing her. She loved the man who rescued her from a windowless cell in Afghanistan, and never betrayed their marriage. But she has never been able to forget her body's reaction to Roger.
The pounding heart, the burning senses, sinful thoughts run wild. Once the darling of high society, Mazie Chetwyn knows firsthand how quickly the rich and powerful turn their backs on the less fortunate. Orphaned, penniless and determined to defy their ruthless whims, she joins forces with a local highwayman who steals from the rich to give to the poor.
Then the pawn broker snitches, and Mazie is captured by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. A man who is far too handsome, far too observant - and surely as corrupt as his father once was. Sensible, rule-driven Trent Carthwick, twelfth Earl of Radford, is certain the threat of the gallows will prompt the villagers' beloved Angel of Kindness to reveal the highwayman's identity. But his bewitching captive volunteers nothing - except a sultry, bewildering kiss.
Now they own the run-down Dalton Ranch - and they work hard to keep it up. But when the right women come along, they still know how to play hard too. Casper Jayne turned his back on Crow Hill nearly 20 years ago for a career in the professional bull riding circuit. Now he's back - and Faith Mitchell is having a tough time thinking about anything else. She's had a crush on him since high school, when he was part of her brother's gang - and off limits.
Since then, Faith has learned not to take risks. And Casper's reckless, hard-living ways are causing her to think twice about trying to make the fantasies she has for this powerfully physical man to come true. After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the honeysuckle forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine stream, more trouble is stirring.
The enchanted town of Fairwick's dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Kelly Adele is a beautiful, sexually experienced woman; her friend Judith Blake is a young, unworldly university graduate seeking her first job. Both are thrilled and delighted when they are taken on as assistants in an antique bookshop.
However, the shop's owner Adam Renald broadens their horizons way beyond the literary. He introduces Judith first to aspects of sex she never dreamed existed, and then to Damian - who becomes her master. Kelly embraces each transgression with enthusiasm until she meets her sexual match in the audacious con man Jake Bryce. But both their lives are transformed when they travel to Damian's French chateau and are introduced to the dark delights of his dungeon.
His unwavering sense of responsibility to the family business requires him to always be in complete and utter control. Until it comes to Tessa Crawford. She's quietly professional, shy, voluptuous - and she works for him. Which means she is the one woman he must never touch, no matter how hard his gut twists with need for her. After rising above her disadvantaged childhood, Tessa knows the last thing she should do is risk throwing it all away by falling into bed with her sexy boss. But on an extended European business trip, all self-imposed barriers burn away in the heat of their sizzling chemistry.
The universe's oldest rebel, Zan has turned his back on the pampered life of luxury and made his own way aboard a living ship he and his pirate crew use to take from the privileged and sustain themselves. It's a good, dishonest life, but he's gone far too long without the feel of a woman's embrace. Alone on an alien world, Gia longs for physical satiation, something none of the empaths can give her without a more lasting connection.
Zan is the only man willing to see to her needs and though it shames her, her body responds to his on a level she has never experienced before, an intimate connection that reaches beyond sex and into the ashes of her withered heart. Bliss, until her health guard fails at a critical moment, exposing her to Zan's memories. Now she's saddled with a space pirate who won't take no for an answer. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It's time to forget all about his cheating ex and his usual hands off policy. Becca Hart is an East Coast professor.
Not a buckle bunny. But no degree can prepare her for the moves of the sexy bull rider she hooks up with at her first rodeo. Or the shock of finding him at her first Oklahoma State University staff meeting. Tuck knows it's all about holding on, no matter how wild the ride. Now he just has to convince Becca that a rough start out of the chute doesn't mean they aren't a smokin' combination.
The highly anticipated second instalment in the Summerset Abbey series, which picks up just after the climatic conclusion of book one. After Prudence's desperate marriage and move to Devonshire, sisters Rowena and Victoria fear they have lost their beloved friend forever. Guilt-ridden and remorseful, Rowena seeks comfort from a daring flyboy and embraces the most dangerous activity the world has ever seen, and Victoria defies her family and her illness to make her own dream occupation as a botanist come true.
As England and the world step closer to conflict, the two young women flout their family, their upbringing, and their heritage to seize a modern future of their own making. Even though full-figured vampire Glory St. Clair knows a kilt won't do her hips any favors, she's willing to travel to Scotland and beyond for Jeremiah Campbell, her hunky on-again, off-again lover. Glory is thrilled when their reunion is a welcome one - until an attack leaves Jerry with amnesia, unable to remember their centuries together.
While Jerry doesn't remember Glory, he's more than willing to take what she freely offers - her ancient blood and her generous body. But when she tries to get him to travel to the New World in a flying machine, he thinks she's cracked, especially since she wants him to work with his ancient rival to get his memory back. With her lover stuck in the past and an unknown enemy plotting against them, Glory isn't sure where to turn. But when Jerry puts his life on the line to save her, Glory knows the man she loves is still there - and she'll do anything to get him back.
In the long-awaited conclusion to the Thoughtless trilogy, Kellan's band hits it big and he and Kiera find themselves pushed to their limits - can love survive when life gets reckless? When Kellan's band gains stardom, Kiera and Kellan's relationship is put to the ultimate test. Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressure of superstardom? The friendships they've formed, the new family they've found, and the history they've forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band's exploding popularity.
A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price - but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything? After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life - buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work.
Andi's new future may be coming together, but the truth is she's just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house. When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's box of unhappiness. And he claims that she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he's right. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself, and she's in danger of losing her entire family if things don't change. Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever.
Their passion for one another has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she's not so sure. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another. Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're really made of: Lennox Taskill is a dissolute rogue, a powerful witch who some say even trades his enchantments for profit when it pleases him.
His only loyalty is to his coven, his disdain for humanity sealed by the searing memory of his mother burning at the stake. So when the wife of a wealthy landlord comes seeking his help, the beguiling Chloris Keavey unwittingly presents Lennox with his greatest opportunity for distraction - and retribution. By failing to produce an heir, Chloris faces a terrible threat: Now, she vows to get with child, even if it means surrendering her body - and soul - to Lennox's seductive magic. But with a witch hunt brewing, Lennox and Chloris are soon risking everything for their forbidden nights of ecstasy and to protect the secret that could cost them their lives.
From a "fresh and imaginative" The Romance Studio voice in erotic romance come the tales of two women, each daring to challenge the boundaries of the toughest of men But in these edgy, heated encounters, the greatest thing each woman will risk is her heart. In "Over the Edge," after a tragic incident during Ty Hendricks' last tour of duty, he cut off all connection with anyone he cares about - until a night with Lauren Kincaid draws him reluctantly back into the world.
Lauren sees a wounded man in danger of losing everything to his inner demons, but the sensual, no-holds-barred fight for Ty's soul could cost Lauren her heart. Now he's home, full of regrets and intent on winning back the woman he never forgot. Abby gives Sean her body but holds her heart aloof, until one night of pleasure forces her to choose either her U. Marine - or life without him, forever.
New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight revisits the world of Guardian and genetically engineered Temporal Enforcers Dona and Alerio who combine their talents - and fight their passions - as they investigate a time-travel murder spree. USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ashley continues her Shifters Unbound series as Bear Shifter Cormac is determined to take single mom Nell as his mate, despite her objections - until her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help.
National bestselling author Jean Johnson returns to her Vulland Chronicles: On the run after being falsely accused of treason, ex-prince Kiereseth and his companion Vielle take refuge in a snow-bound cabin - and in each other's arms. And Hanna Martine expands on the fascinating world she introduced in Liquid Lies. After dissolving their arranged marriage so he can win her on his own terms, Ofarian guard David pairs up with the heartbroken Kelsey to try to thwart an enemy to their race.
Undead and Underwater Betsy, queen of the undead, and Fred, the dour could've-been-a-princess mermaid, reluctantly team up to help a mutual friend in trouble. After all, a friend in need is a friend who, well, can really test your patience - because Betsy and Fred aren't exactly BFFs. What they do have in common is the source of the problem: And what's more troubling than love?
Meet Karen Kilher, human resources representative and round-the-clock superhero. Born with the ability to convert anything she eats into crime-fighting energy, Karen is now faced with her toughest challenge: But how does Karen break the news that she's more of a Wonder Woman than he can imagine? She'd better think of something fast, because letting this guy go would be a crime. Crying Wolf As leader of the Pack, it's Lara Wyndham's job to usher her breed to safety after the cataclysmic Kardashian Riots of - and fend off the advances of Jack Gardner, a sexy Packer with alpha urges and a knack for getting into trouble.
No matter how bad Lara wants it, she doesn't need it. Not that intoxicating scent of his, or his talented mouth, or that perfect ass. Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn - when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them - the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike.
And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost. Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior's code of swift - and even lethal - justice.
But the one thing she desires more than the Order's hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return. A mother prepared to go to any lengths to save her child - and a man who will do whatever it takes to protect her.
Janna Kerr's desperately ill little girl, Lainey, needs a kidney transplant, and Janna's prepared to do whatever's necessary to get her one. Janna's long-ago lover, Matt Benedict, from the handsome, powerful and wealthy Benedict family, died without ever knowing about the child they'd made together. When Matt's twin brother, Clay, makes an unexpected visit to the isolated fishing cabin where Janna and her daughter Lainey have been staying, a dangerous and deadly web entangles them all. Kellan didn't think he would ever see Mira again - or have to confront the truth of why he left.
After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides - between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.
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