Ten of your favorite romance authors have come together for a charity anthology. With vampires, witches, wizards, shifters, shadow walkers, fallen angels, demons, and a wraith king, you're sure to be enthralled. Be prepared for greed, lust, lies, and betrayal to culminate in coups and menages. After all, the fate of the world often depends on the actions of hot alphas.
Seven of your favorite romance authors have come together for a charity anthology. If you like billionaires and witty heroines, or high school sweethearts and runaways, or southern stories with a love as big as Texas, then settle in for tales of finding home, overcoming the past, loyalty, broken promises, and even a surprise wedding. Even family obligations can't hinder what's simply meant to be.
Ten of your favorite romance authors have come together. Enjoy second chance romances, sports romances, and rocker romances. Meet your new favorite bad boys and blue collar lovers. There may even be a surprise pregnancy or two.
Prepare to dance with the dark side of love. This collection is full of suspense with crimes like stalking, kidnapping, and murder. Meet some men in blue and some bad boys too. If you have a taste for dystopian, enjoy interracial love, and get hot and bothered over sexy protectors such as private investigators, the FBI and CIA, then one-click right away.
This set is about as naughty as a collection can get. They may look innocent, like the boy next door, or the brother's best friend, they may be working like the blue collar guy making a house call, the undercover cop, the rock star, the bodyguard, or the stripper. Don't be fooled. These stories are filled with romance, suspense, and temptation. Oh, and no one seems to decline the opportunity for romps in public, with a stranger, a roommate, or the occasional affair.
Learn how forbidden love makes for strange bedfellows in these modern fairy tales of love, lust, and deception.
Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the person will never know. There he can weave a tale of perfect passion plus pay the bills.
Matt Grim flies the colors of Hell’s Legion. When he’s not riding his chopper, he’s working as a bouncer for the Six. Matt’s life consists of drinking, playing in a band, and burning the midnight oil in the dungeon. He lives hard, plays hard, and rides even harder.
Two people who would never be a part of the same EPIC love story.
But sometimes those fairy tale clichés have a way of working magic.
And sometimes…sometimes those happy endings do come true.
Reader Question: Along with the psychological scars that Liam suffers in Worth, he carries physical scars too. Do you think there's a fair balance in the romance genre when it comes to showing physical damage over the psychological?
I’m not sure I’m qualified to answer this question but I’ll try.
In my opinion, physical defects in main characters are not done very often. I won’t say this is right or wrong, because we write what we are comfortable with (usually). Physical defects, whether scars or birth defects, or illness, cannot be brushed over and ignored. They are there and cannot be hidden, so it can influence a person’s ability to connect with a character.
Romance is a genre where people want to escape the speed bumps of life. Most people can identify with psychological scars, because most people have experienced them. Physical difficulties are not as easy, especially if you’ve never experienced them. It can make writing them a challenge, and portraying them in a respectable way, more so.
People with physical disabilities, scars, genetic defects, are overlooked in real life because people either fear saying the wrong thing, or simply have preconceived ideas about why the person is the way they are or how they will act (usually mentally).
It’s easy to say you judge people by what’s inside, but we don’t. Not really. The first thing people judge someone on is how they look. It’s ingrained in us as human beings and reinforced by society norms. It’s unfair, but also an ugly truth.
I don’t think people avoid writing about characters with physical defects because they dismiss the value of the person, I think they do it because they are afraid of it not ringing true and afraid of how someone with physical defects would be approachable. It’s the same reason there are not many fat characters in romance books. (And yes I use the word fat because it is not a bad word and using it as a demeaning degrading word needs to change.) It’s hard for a lot of people to see someone who is overweight as attractive and sexually desirable because we have been conditioned by media they are not.
This makes writing these characters, realistically, extremely difficult and you could even say dangerous because someone might interpret what you write as being disrespectful or even hurtful.
Matt is a biker, musician and a dom! Andrew appears to be a doormat at the beginning of the book and to be fair I thought about stopping reading the book BUT the relationship between the two got more interesting and Andrew showed more personality. Andrew does not change to fit in, he stays true to his own nature - some may say he needed to 'man up' more but he had a lot going for him, he was not physically perfect or model material but he was kind and had a profession that paid his bills, he is obviously a submissive in the bedroom and there is nothing wrong with that.
Matt was a typical biker, he is quite abrupt and pushy at the beginning but he grew on me and even though he was always a dom in the bedroom, he became more emotionally attached to Andrew.
The storyline was busy a family not accepting their gay son, a bad boy ex (very nasty man!), a biker gang and a romance, it does all sort of come together eventually. I personally feel Todd's twist wasn't needed - it didn't add anything to the story for me.
A shaky start but worth finishing.
Overall 3.5 stars
Sexy rating 4 stars, not as dark/depraved as authors other work!
Georgia born and bred, I am an artist, a writer, and a general pain in the ass.
I spend most of my days working on my next book or designing cover art for other writers. For stress relief I do Olympic lifting and occasionally run (but hate it). I have been in love with writing since I was very young but it wasn't until recently that I decided to pursue it as a profession.
I have experimented in several genres and found that since I identify as male, male romance has been the most comfortable for me to write. I don't discriminate in my books. All characters are fair game. I do however, prefer a happy ending at some level.
I don't write the standard romance book. Some might even argue that what I write isn't romance at all. Personally, I think of them as love stories, where even in a fantastical world, there are realistic outcomes to the obstacles the characters face.
Many of my books have dark turns and twists where the characters fight for the light at the end of the tunnel. I write action, fist fights, gun fights, downright dirty evil people who have to be stopped, things catch fire, blow up, and fall in. My characters come in a unique range. They are not all good guys, but the majority of them have very good hearts. Many of them have been through hell in their lives, and many of them have a laundry list of faults. But hopefully they manage to surprise you with their tenacity and loyalty.
If all goes well, there will be a myriad of different kinds of books available this year. If I am really lucky, you will enjoy them.
No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter. Every day for him was survival until he found August Vallory the sole survivor in a downed plane.
It’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.
Susan Stoker Shelter for Sophie Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 8 Release Date August 15, 2017
She’s shy, he’s stoic…not the hardest personality traits to overcome, but Sophie Carson and Roman “Chief” Proudfit have their work cut out for them. Sophie has a crush on the silent-but-studly firefighter next door. She’s been pining away silently while secretly helping the hardworking man by mowing his lawn—which he thinks is being done by her nonexistent husband and/or boyfriend. He’s definitely not big on neighborly chitchat, but with her stutter, that suits Sophie just fine. But now a misunderstanding at a bar has put him even further out of her reach. Roman’s difficult upbringing on an Indian reservation is a sore spot, so when he thinks Sophie is taking advantage of poor people for medical trials at her workplace, he lets her know exactly what he thinks. But when he discovers he misunderstood, he’s man enough to admit it…and also that he should have opened his eyes to his beautiful, sensitive neighbor sooner. As the couple gets closer, each helping the other overcome lifelong pains, for the first time in years, Roman has something to live for other than his job. And, as he discovers when Sophie puts herself in danger, something even bigger to lose… ** Shelter for Sophie is the 8th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.