When my parents realized I had an aptitude for storytelling--okay, even at an early age I was a consummate liar--they encouraged me to find constructive ways to put all that "creativity" to use. I wrote my first novel when I was in junior high school. It was a typical teenage girl's fantasy about being kidnapped by a rock star, finding out he was really misunderstood, a millionaire's son, and living happily ever after with the reformed rebel. Erotic romance just seemed like an inevitable destination for someone with my naughty muse.
Now I spend my days, and many of my nights, trying to keep up with the characters springing to life within my mind. I find creative ways of avoiding errands and housework because I can't drag myself away from the dramas unfolding in my latest story. And everyday I thank God I was able to quit my day job and actively pursue my dream!
I also write paranormal romance as Cyndi Friberg if you're in the mood for something a little less...in your face.
Wounded and in chains, the last thing Bronik expects when he crash-lands on Earth is to be interrogated by the most desirable woman he has ever seen. Each lash of her whip and searing sensation only makes him more determined to taste her blood and feel her tremble beneath him as he explores every curve of her amazing body. He doesn't have long to wait because his interrogator soon becomes his captive.
When Eloise is rescued from certain death by her handsome enemy, she's infuriated and relieved. He's determined to learn the location of her brother's research lab before her brother succeeds in creating a powerful vampire hybrid. Unfortunately, she doesn't know the lab's location--and Bronik seems more interested in stimulating her senses than probing her mind.
Inside Scoop: Lots of wicked BDSM and a brief ménage, in addition to a scene of dubious consent with minor characters.
A Romantica® sci-fi erotic romance from Ellora's Cave
Undercover Embassy, Book Four
Malik Wanatee is the unwilling servant of the Gathosians, aliens who have overtaken and enslaved Earth. When he's ordered to investigate a series of suspicious incidents he's shocked to find a connection to his past. Back on his home world he and Saroji were to marry. That hope was killed when the Gathosians destroyed his world, and later when his "claiming" ceremony was interrupted. Could Saroji now be the agent known as Summer, part of Earth's Resistance?
Saroji is infuriated when she learns Malik has sent for her alter ego. If the traitor doesn't realize she is Summer, the Resistance can gain much from his knowledge. But he likely intends to repay her for a past betrayal. Malik is the only man who ever touched her body and tantalized her heart until she willingly surrendered control. She can't afford to trust him, yet squandering the opportunity could extinguish Earth's last hope.To save Earth, they must trust and submit to one another, body and soul.
After the Gathosian takeover of Earth, Spring is one of the few remaining doctors tending to the survivors. But she has a secret role--spy for the Resistance, disguised as a pleasure "ambassador". She's heard the legends of Evard Keenan, the alien chemist who supposedly discovered a way to break the aliens' control.
When Evard sends for an ambassador, Spring knows it's her only opportunity to recruit him. She anticipates the mission's danger, yet she's unprepared for the passion that ignites with their first kiss. Never before has she so ached for another. She'll complete her assignment at any cost. But how will she find the strength to walk away?
Evard is every bit as captive to the ruthless Gathosians as the people of Earth. He knows the Resistance is his only hope of escaping and he's just as sure Spring is part of the Resistance. But to communicate his needs he must create a telepathic bond with Spring, both of lust and intimacy. Beyond desire, he needs her trust. (Book Length: Novella)
After the Gathosians invade Earth and enslave its surviving population, Winter is forced to work in an alien-run refinery. When Ulrick Brant rescues her from an even worse fate, she has a new choice—become an “ambassador”, a sex slave to the invaders. Quickly recruited as a spy for the Resistance, Winter has her first task—seduce Ulrick, the Gathosians’ enforcer on Earth, to learn the location of Earth’s potential savior.
Ulrick hates the Gathosians, who force him to enslave world after world against his will. He doesn’t mind helping the Resistance, but he won’t be used. Before Winter realizes he’s discovered her deception, he has her naked and in restraints. Even through his anger, he can’t fight the electric attraction between them. But if he agrees to aid the Resistance, it will be on his terms.
Winter is dazzled by the pleasure they share but the Resistance won’t wait forever. Danger is closing in, and Ulrick must choose his final role—ruthless invader or freedom fighter. Book Length: Novella
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Betrayed by a member of his crew, Alexi barely survives his crash landing on Earth. He's overcome by bloodlust so violent he has no choice but to feed. Sweeping his rescuer beneath him, he latches on to her throat. Her scent, her unique taste and the incredible softness of her body awaken a primal need more dangerous than mere hunger.
Caitlyn has survived by her wits and daring, deep undercover in enemy territory. When she's sent to search for survivors among the twisted wreckage, the last thing she expects to find is a pureblood prince. Then his strong arms surround her and his bite unleashes longings more intense than anything she's ever known.
With mutual enemies closing in, they form an uneasy alliance and plan the rescue of their captured comrades. They know they can't trust each other, yet each kiss, each fevered caress binds them more closely together.
Powerful Time Keepers Warrick and Karrick prepare to claim their bonded mate Lorran. Determined to find the sensual ecstasy only possibly with bonded mates, they set out for Earth. Before the brothers can begin their erotic courtship, Lorran is whisked away by a Veil Keeper and stranded in a primitive land of dark sorcery and danger.
Rescuing their reluctant bride is only the beginning. They must overcome her inhibitions and overwhelm her senses, proving that they will protect and cherish her. Only after she’s surrendered to the pleasure can they unravel the secrets threatening to destroy them all.
Publisher’s Note: This title was previously published elsewhere but has been extensively revised for Ellora’s Cave.
Reader Advisory: While the ménage romance between Warrick, Lorran and Karrick is a standalone story, the background story is best enjoyed when the books in this series are read in sequential order.
Accused of rape and murder, Tye, a wily Zylott spy, knows his life is forfeit. His only hope is Light Keeper Elita, and she is devastated to learn he’s a spy. Much to Tye’s surprise, Elita provides him with an alibi, shredding her reputation in the process. Tye does the honorable thing and offers to marry her, never dreaming she’ll accept.
Elita welcomes Tye into her bed, but her heart is strictly off limits. Sensing the passionate woman locked within her icy reserve, Tye eases past her emotional defenses with tender kisses and teasing caresses. They might be locked in a battle of wills, yet each kiss, each touch, each shattering release brings her closer to surrender.
Publisher’s Note: This title was previously published elsewhere and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.
Note: While the romance between Tye and Elita is a standalone story, the background story is best enjoyed when the books in this series are read in sequential order.
Felise of Zylott is furious when she learns her brother King Sef has contracted her to join with Jarek, a powerful Mystic Keeper. With the evil Setti closing in, an alliance between Zylott and the Mystic Keepers has never been more important. Still, Felise refuses to be used. Determined to escape the unwanted bonding, Felise convinces Tork, a shapeshifting sorcerer, to impersonate Jarek and spirit her away. Unbeknownst to Felise, Tork is Jarek, and he is only too happy to “rescue” his reluctant mate.
Amused yet annoyed by Felise’s determination to avoid him, Jarek uses all his erotic skills to soothe and seduce his uncertain bride. He has ached to claim her for weeks and now there’s no reason to hold back. But Felise is no frightened virgin. She responds with dizzying passion, unashamed of her sexuality. Their bodies understand that they’re meant for each other, but trust is much harder to achieve.
Publisher's Note: While the romance between Tye and Elita is a standalone story, the background story is best enjoyed when the books in this series are read in sequential order.
After inheriting a wildly popular sex club from her estranged mother, Tamara is forced to reexamine her priorities. She must now manage a vast fortune, her newly awakened hunger for uninhibited pleasure, and her mother’s deadly enemies. Seeing no other option, and running for her life, she seeks refuge with Jericho James, a man nearly as notorious as her mother.
Jericho is fascinated by the passionate promise smoldering beneath Tamara’s stubborn reserve. He longs to strip away her defenses and help her explore each new longing, but first they must discover who is trying to kill her and determine if her mystic abilities have anything to do with the villain’s plot.
Danger heightens desire. If they can stay alive long enough to enjoy the ride.
Jax, a powerful Shadow Keeper, is sent to Earth to investigate the murder of two wayward lovers. He finds his investigation sabotaged at every turn by Krystle, an alluring Light Keeper. He knows she’s hiding something, but every time he sees her, all he can think about is touching her, tasting her, making her his.
Krystle has butted heads with Jax before and she’s not above exploiting their undeniable attraction. The trick will be seducing the handsome Shadow Keeper without succumbing to the pleasure herself.
Publisher’s Note: This title was previously published elsewhere and has been extensively revised for Ellora’s Cave.
Reader Advisory: While the “illuminating” romance between Jax and Krystle is a standalone story, the background story is best enjoyed when the books in this series are read in sequential order.
When Miranda, a famous mystic therapist, is slipped a ring imprinted with the images of murder victims, Enforcer Drake O'Bannon must protect her. Drake has no use for mystics. It doesn't matter that she's intelligent and caring -- and sexy as hell. Only a fool would trust a woman who reads minds for a living. And Drake is nobody's fool!
The mystic link she uses to show him the images awakens smoldering desires. But his assignment is ensuring her safety, not keeping her satisfied. She sees no reason not to indulge their mutual cravings; still Drake is torn. Temptation soon turns to torrid passion, but their pleasure is short-lived.
With danger closing in around them, the only thing harder than keeping her alive is keeping his hands to himself.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, Domination/submission, m‚nage (m/f/m).
Princess Naloni attends the Festival of Venus expecting to expose the orgies, the decadence and the brutality within New Pompeii, but instead becomes fascinated by the uninhibited sexual displays. She sees two magnificent gladiators wrestling--their naked bodies sliding, straining. She can't help but imagine herself between their steel hardness. An instant later, she finds herself not only sandwiched between their gleaming, hard bodies, but she is in the middle of a gladiator uprising.
Max knew his friend was going to attempt an escape. However, he had no idea a hostage would be taken. Naloni does not go quietly. She struggles, attempting to sabotage them at every turn. Max is intrigued by her resistance and aroused by her supple body. His pulse pounds as he imagines how he will take her. How he will stoke her fire until she burns out of control. Their passion is forbidden, but their hearts don't seem to care. They abandon themselves to a romance that will change the course of their world--or destroy it.
New Pompeii, playground of the rich and decadent, has been operational for two years when Elaina decides something drastic must be done. Her brother and the other founders are out of control. Their cruelty and disregard for the lives and dignity of the city’s inhabitants has become widespread and twisted.
Elaina accepts her brother’s invitation and attends the gladiator games. She finds the battle revolting and barbaric yet stirring in ways she didn’t anticipate. Theos, her brother’s new champion, is mesmerizing. His sculpted body and untamed spirit leave her aching for an up-close-and-personal demonstration of his strength.
Theos is torn between frustration and anger. His master has requested before that he pleasure Fedoran women and he has always refused, but this time is different. He must convince Elaina he is content, that New Pompeii exists for the pleasure of all Fedorans. If she succeeds in closing the city, she will nullify his reason for living.
Reader Advisory: While a standalone, this book is best enjoyed when read in series order.
Felicia, high priestess of Venus, awakens on a "skyship" terrified and disorientated. Her prophetic dreams foretold Pompeii's destruction, but no one would listen to her warnings. A handsome young man appears at her side, insisting he's an agent of Venus. She is intrigued by his touch and soothed by his charm, but she knows his story is false. If Venus had chosen another to empower, Felicia would have sensed it.
Doctor Aiden Thrax is part of the rescue party transporting the people of Pompeii to their new home on the planet of Fedoros. He's thrilled that so many lives have been saved, but he's suspicious of his employer's motivation. And his concerns are intensified by his attraction to Felicia. Each kiss, each heated embrace makes him more determined to expose the greed and corruption behind the evacuation.
Intimate Invasion, Book Three (This series is an independent spinoff of the Crimson Carousel series.)
Genetic manipulation and generations of selective breeding have created a race of hybrids more ferocious than any the Froswick or Terran dimensions have ever faced before. The only hope of defeating these creatures is to strengthen the alliance between Nac O'te warriors and Earth's Paranormal Elite.
Rhys approaches Arabel hoping to outline the new alliance, but she turns him away. She will protect her dimension and he should do the same. Infuriated by her arrogance, Rhys summons Javier, a reformed Setti hybrid who has been specifically engineered for seduction and virility.
Javier takes Arabel captive and launches an erotic campaign on her senses. In the arms of this feral hybrid, Arabel learns the pleasure of surrender and the true meaning of leadership.
Reader Advisory: The very vicious and naughty Sylina makes a return appearance in Forced Alliance. As always, whenever Sylina is around, sexual interaction takes on new dimensions, and one man will learn the enjoyment of m/m/f under her tutelage.
Intimate Invasion, Book Two (This series is an independent spinoff of the Crimson Carousel series.)
Rhys' abuse as a Setti captive has left him emotionally distant from the conflict raging around him. The last time he trusted a woman, he ended up in a breeding pen on the Setti homeworld.
Frustrated by his son's determination to keep himself isolated, Xenos sends temptation personified into Rhys' path. Adara Kinson has proven her allegiance to the Resistance despite her Setti blood. Xenos challenges Adara to find a way beyond Rhys' reserve and to rekindle the passionate soul Rhys has buried beneath a mountain of responsibility.
Adara thinks of Rhys with fondness and affection. He was gallant during a horrible ordeal and she will always be grateful. She isn't opposed to flirting with Rhys. He is by far the most attractive man she's ever met. But her Setti abilities have filled her mind with images of another man, a dark, sometimes frightening being, tormented and alone.
Reader Advisory: Dark and light. How is a woman to choose? Why should she when she can have both in a night of decadence whereby the focus of two very different men is solely on her.
Intimate Invasion, Book One (This series is an independent spinoff of the Crimson Carousel series.)
Masquerading as a vampire has kept Chevon Rankin alive for two centuries. She believes the mystery surrounding her sister's murder is nothing but a painful memory until an alien Setti hybrid invades her home and attacks while she is sleeping.
Hot on the trail of the Setti hybrid, Commander Brock Sihngal, a Phantom Warrior of the Foswick dimension, rescues Chevon, but the hybrid escapes. The Setti have pursued Chevon with obsessive determination and it's Brock's job to figure out why. Sexual interrogation is his specialty. He uses pleasure to motivate his prisoners, and he's been looking forward to his sessions with Chevon for a very long time.
Chevon thinks she's prepared for Brock's brand of erotic negotiations. Their torrid affair years before should have equipped her to resist his techniques. But every touch, every intoxicating kiss makes her hungry for more. Her only option is to respond without hesitation and submit without fear. She frees her passionate nature and soon an equal desire burns in the eyes of her arrogant interrogator.
Reader Advisory: A m/m/f ménage for his pleasure and her seduction...oh my! Sexual interrogation, cuffs included, never looked so decadent.
Desperate to recapture her prophetic visions, Sarah ventures into the heart of the pleasure district in search of the virus that originally triggered her transformation. The pain and isolation will be worth it if she can save lives and avert destruction.
Two very different men are on a collision course with the stubborn beauty. Allen, mild-mannered scientist, feels responsible for her desperation and wants to show her that life is more than pain and loneliness. General Rayden Kolter agrees to help her hunt a killer, but he's completely unprepared for the explosive twists fate has in store for them.
Through sexual magic, Sarah forges a bond between the three that overwhelms their senses and expands their understanding of the world in which they live. Danger surrounds them, passion consumes them, and only by surrendering to the fire can they destroy the enemy.
While a stand-alone, A Taste of Dawn is best enjoyed when read in series order.
Mercedes Sevarus, the illegitimate daughter of an autocratic vampire and an alien, has been an outcast her entire life. Her only attempt at evading the rules designed to “protect” her ended disastrously. Now she lives her life as a veritable prisoner, music her only retreat. Desperate enough to barter her creativity for a few hours of tenderness, she reaches out to Eric King.
When Eric, the acclaimed songwriter for the rock band Pyrite, gets writer’s block, someone emails him the first verse of a song. The message is simple. “If you want the rest, you must spend one night in my bed.” The song is brilliant, achingly poetic, and so similar in style to Eric’s own work he knows no one will suspect he didn’t write it. But is he really willing to sleep with a stranger for the song?
Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.
Reader Advisory: Whips and cuffs…oh my! A ménage for his pleasure and her power…oh yeah!
(While a standalone, A Taste of Oblivion is best enjoyed when read in series order.)
Determined to earn the respect of her sister, Kylie Miller sets off on her first inter-dimensional assignment. As a recon Mimic, it's her mission to discover the fate of a mysterious woman believed to be her people's best hope for defeating their enemy.
Kylie's investigation leads her to the Crimson Carousel and a badass cop named Dalton. She doesn't understand the intoxicating attraction drawing her toward the handsome human and dark forces are at work to ensure her first assignment is her last. Only by uniting with a healer from Kylie's home dimension can she and Dalton prepare for the battle ahead, or hope to survive an uncertain future.
Reader Advisory: Some m/m touching occurs within the ménage as Dalton learns to enjoy other aspects of his sexuality.
(While a stand-alone, A Taste of Midnight is best enjoyed when read in series order.)
Brenna Skyler, Mistress Air, chooses ambition over love. To become an Elemental, the most exalted position among the Unseleighe Sidhe, Brenna has to end her scandalous affair with Phillip Noir, a vampire. Although she never stops loving him, she is resolute in her decision, until now. A vampire is preying on Dark Elf females. And it takes a vampire to track a vampire...
Phillip is thrilled when Brenna comes crawling back to him. He's not used to playing the jilted lover, yet he's never forgotten the only woman who ever really touched his heart. He doesn't mind destroying a rogue vampire--it's the right thing to do--but Brenna needs a lesson in humility. She'll pay for her callous rejection with her supple body. And they will both enjoy her punishment!
Reader Advisory: As in A Taste of Twilight, the decadent Faelon once again provides the needed third when Brenna and Phillip create a powerful blood bond through a sexual ménage.
Jewel betrayed Reece, the only man she ever loved, when she confessed to a murder she didn’t commit. Sentenced to life on a desolate prison colony, she faces the horror of becoming some warlord’s sex slave. Miraculously, she’s offered an alternative. Sign on as sexual companion for a long-term space mission. She’ll still be a sex slave, but only until the mission ends. Jewel agrees and is introduced to the man who will use her body for the next five years—Reece.
And contempt has replaced the love in his eyes.
Gothic Master by Request
Bound and naked in a training Master’s bed, Lorelai struggles to forget her sexually disappointing and emotionally painful past. When her alluring attempts to convince the cloaked man to untie her fail, she challenges him to teach her something new.
Will the Master and his red velvet bag of training tools help her accept her passionate appetites?
Hotter Than Hell
Ellie Grant hasn’t had the best luck with men, unless you count her friendship with Sam Dare—a friendship on the cusp of change as the sexy fireman challenges her to a weekend of no-holds-barred, hotter-than-hell sex.
Sam had spent plenty of restless nights aching for Ellie and he’s grown tired of waiting for her to notice the attraction. As a firefighter, he knows a little something about heat and, as far as he’s concerned, Ellie is the only woman who can make him burn.
Tall, dark, sinfully handsome Mikhail is fascinated by stories of the lovely whore who never climaxes. Unable to get her out of his mind, he vows to be the man who makes her scream with pleasure.
Eighteenth-century women belong to their husbands, but Nadia is determined to remain independent. Mikhail must convince the headstrong beauty to face her greatest fear—allowing him to possess her heart as thoroughly as he’s claimed her body.
No past, no future, no questions. Tonight there are no words.
Devastated by betrayal, Starla is unwilling to risk heartbreak again. She hides behind a fictitious persona and arranges a purely sexual rendezvous with a coworker she’s been attracted to for years. But Cole knows her true identify and the reason for her fear. He’s determined to fulfill her every fantasy…then help her mend her broken heart.
The wonky thermostat at the historic bank building where Monica works is on the fritz again. Just when she thinks things can’t get any hotter, a pistol-packing stud slides her a note. He’s demands money while his sexy smirk demands her body’s response.
Realizing that he is none other than her old boyfriend from college, there with his appearing-out-of-nowhere sidekick, the couple’s former best friend, Monica gets pretty hot under the collar. But when the daring duo take her hostage and retreat to a rustic hideout, the situation really heats up.
Reader Advisory: This book includes an attempted rape scene by a villain.
When a string of apparent suicides leads Jessie Curtis to a famous rock band, she's convinced nothing can shock her anymore. Then she comes face-to-face with Rafe Steele, the enigmatic lead singer and centuries-old vampire. He's darkly charismatic and sensually compelling in a way almost impossible to resist.
Rafe is infuriated when an old enemy's barbaric actions lead a nosy investigator to his door. Jessie is persistent and shrewd, and he wants her with obsessive intensity. She already knows too much. He can't let her walk away. He must seduce her, control her, claim her as they unravel the mystery.
Reader Advisory: In order to stop the killers, the incredibly decadent Faelon provides the needed third when Jessie and Rafe create a powerful blood bond through a sexual ménage.
Sean left the black zones years ago when his mutation became unstable. He is now a specter, able to manipulate the shadow dimension. He's a loyal soldier in the mutants' battle for equality, but he has never forgotten his home or the charismatic friend he left behind.
Snatched from Earth and dragged to a distant world, Brianna finds herself captive to a brutal overlord. Rather than fear, her captor stirs passion and ignites longings she doesn't trust or understand.
Kellan rules the black zones with an iron fist. He has brought an uneasy peace to his lands and he'll allow nothing to jeopardize his people. Though Brianna claims she's innocent, Kellan suspects she's a spy. All he knows for certain is he wants her pinned beneath him, moaning as he claims her for his own.
As if Brianna were not temptation enough, Sean reenters Kellan's life, awakening unwanted hunger and complications they can't afford. The three must learn to trust each other as danger escalates. Only together will they survive the coming battle.
While a stand-alone, this novel is best enjoyed when read with Crimson Thrall and Crimson Prey.
Chantel Demarko is about to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Driven by instinct and soul-deep hunger, Chantel will experience glamorous balls, pagan rituals and the uninhibited decadence of ancient Rome.
Two men await her surrender. Dark, demanding Thorne. And adventurous Jaron. Each appeals to her in their own way, but together they create a balance, an unshakable symmetry she has only imagined in her wildest fantasies.As she abandons herself to the wonder, she discovers the true potential of pleasure and finds reality itself is far more expansive than she ever dreamed.
Boundaries crumble and time itself is redefined. But with new awareness comes new danger. Mysteries must be unraveled and Chantel must make painful choices before she can secure a future with the men she loves.
Reader Advisory: If you're looking for the gentleman vampire, this is not the book for you. Blood is their life. It is very much a part of who and what they are.
Loved the characters, the heat and the thought of an enthralling hero sinking his teeth into your neck in Crimson Thrall? Then get set for more passion, more intensity and a bigger bite!
Six centuries have passed since a treacherous enemy wrested Antonio's love from his bed. He was outmatched and overpowered before, but nothing will keep him from claiming Serafina now--not even Serafina herself. Wild with hunger and a soul-deep longing, he declares a Bride Hunt, an ancient ritual most vampires abandoned centuries before.
Serafina endured a loveless marriage for the sake of her sisters. Now her husband's death has freed her to think of her own happiness. Before she can decide how to flex her independence, she's being hunted by a domineering, if utterly desirable, vampire bent on binding her soul to his. Antonio awakens sensations and ignites responses she never experienced with her husband, but is physical pleasure reason enough to spend eternity at his side?
One breath-stealing kiss kept Chad Demarko's memory smoldering in Eden's fantasies for the past two years. So when he strolls into her dance studio, she's more than intrigued. He casually asks for her assistance preparing his sister for a formal gala, but his eyes promise carnal abandon and unimagined pleasure.
Chad's interest in Eden is anything but casual. Not only is he a skilled Dom, he is a vampire. The timing wasn't right when they met before, but no force on earth will keep him from claiming her now.
Moments after launching her ship into hyperdrive, smuggler captain Ivy Slane discovers an escaped sex slave hiding in one of the cargo bays. Kade is in the process of convincing her not to turn him in at the nearest starport when her ship is attacked by pirates.
Seeing no alternative but death, Kade offers his services to Traborn Morel, commander of the pirate ship. Traborn isn't opposed to the pleasure Kade can bring him, but he's even more interested in teaching both his prisoners the true meaning of surrender.