Author: Cricket Starr

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Shanghaied - Hollywood After Dark, Book Seven

Shanghaied
  • Number: 9781419939983
  • Release: 2012-05-11
  • Author: Cricket Starr
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Facing her three-hundred-and-thirty-third year, vampire Samantha Thomas is definitely a nightwalker in need of a vacation, though she'd never admit it. Thank goodness she has a best friend to step in when it's needed.

She never expects to wake up on a cruise ship, accompanied by panty-drenching werewolf Perry Andrews, whose real plan is to see if the tight quarters will help him get closer in a more physical--and permanent--sense to the woman he knows is his mate. Maybe he'll even tell her what she is to him, when she's ready to hear it. Until then, her rules, her way.

Their not-supposed-to-be-long-term tryst carries along in a most pleasurable fashion, until it becomes clear there is someone out to harm the Midnight Pearl's nightwalker guests and that Sam is right in the crosshairs of his UV flashlight. Now Perry has to save the girl before he can get her, and that's a tall task when their enemy seems to be able to hide in plain sight!


Wild Winter

Wild Winter
  • Number: 9781419956867
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Mary Winter, Myla Jackson, Liddy Midnight, Cricket Starr, TJ Michaels
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Perfect Hero by Cricket Starr

Melissa doesn't believe in magic, but when a video game character she creates crawls out of her new monitor she has to wonder if her opinion wasn't a bit too hasty.

Bran is happy to be outside of the computer and wants to stay and make lots of passionate love to his lovely creator. He'll do anything, including setting up a magical Christmas, to prove to Melissa that he is the hero she's always wanted.

Polar Heat by Mary Winter

Studying polar bears is Norwegian scientist Aud Myhre's passion. The leader of an Arctic research team, she stays in the frozen north over the holidays to obtain necessary data, with help from her sexy colleague Svein. She didn't count on a storm trapping them in a cave with no means of warmth - except each other.

Svein Eide has more insight into the lives of polar bears than anyone knows. To keep Aud safe, he has two choices. Reveal his shapeshifting abilities and lead her back to camp, or find another way to keep her warm. He knows which he'd prefer.

Finding the Light by Liddy Midnight

Dark Mage Moran is mortally wounded in a battle of magickal wills. Seeking a mage to heal him, he instead stumbles into a small village. Moran's work required celibacy. When he awakens in bed with a naked woman, he isn't certain if this is a fevered dream or she is a Yule gift.

The widow Enid is the only one with room and time to care for him. No mage, she has only a meager supply of herbs - and body heat. Yule is a time of celebration and sex represents the foundation of life.

Unholy Magic by Ravyn Wilde

Franco has loved Tehya almost since the moment they met. But when work calls him away, he realizes he can't return to her, convinced she'd never survive in his world. His wolf didn't agree.

Tehya misses Franco, but right now she's got bigger problems. She takes it upon herself to investigate strange vibrations coming from the mountains near her cabin, much to the horror of Franco and her family. After all, she's a mere human - as far as they know.

Gift Wrap Optional by TJ Michaels

Melaniece is looking forward to spending a quiet holiday at her vacation home up in the mountains. Expecting to enjoy ripping open gifts with her family, she's surprised when they spring the ultimate present on her - Michael Bannon. Could his appearance have anything to do with the strange vampire dreams she's been having lately?

Michael is determined not to blow a second chance with the woman he should have loved years ago, even if it means revealing his true nature. Is a good guy willing to be very bad to get what he wants? Hell, yes.including drive Melaniece out of her mind.

Witch's Curse by Myla Jackson

As punishment for using magic unwisely, Catherine Wein, ex-witch, is doomed to spend each year in a different woman's life. It's New Year's Eve and at the stroke of midnight she'll make the switch to another host. Catherine's determined to grab for as much happiness as she can with her remaining hours in Kindra Merlot's body.

Enter sexy cop Sam Cade. Dumped by his girlfriend right after Christmas, Sam isn't in the mood to celebrate until he sees the willowy beauty Kindra. Her sensuality and sexual aggressiveness revive his lagging spirits. Is she the one for him or is she another lying, cheating woman like his ex? Will he have more than tonight to find out?


Twice Upon a Time

Twice Upon a Time
  • Stars
  • Number: B004MDLSI4
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Joy Nash, Sahara Kelly, Janet Miller, Taige Crenshaw, Amanda McIntyre, Liddy Midnight, Eden Robins, Cricket Starr, Vijaya Schartz, Kayce Lassiter
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
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In late 2010, while at a booksigning and doing what she loves best--meeting her reader fans--author Tina Gerow was struck with symptoms of a dangerous medical condition known as Arteriovenous Malformation. What followed was a series of operations, a lengthy hospital stay and rehabilitation. We are happy to report that Tina is doing well, though her complete recovery is an ongoing process. In cases like this, medical expenses can mount rapidly and, as it often does, the literary community steps in to help however they can. This book is the result of an outpouring of just a few of Tina's friends from the Romantic Times Faery Court.

This one-of-a-kind anthology includes the literary talents of Eden Robins, Amanda McIntyre, Sahara Kelly, Taige Crenshaw, Vijaya Schartz, Janet Miller, Joy Nash, Liddy Midnight and Kayce Lassiter...and a contribution from you--the buyer of this book! Every author is donating 100% of their royalties to the fund established to assist Tina with her medical bills.

My thanks to my sister fae, gifted and giving people, as well as authors who have stepped up to put this anthology together for Tina's benefit. ~ Amanda McIntyre

Cover art designed by Scott Carpenter and Sahara Kelly


Partners

Partners
  • 5 Stars
  • Number:
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Cricket Starr
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Red Sage Publishing, Inc.
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Novella
 
The last thing that synth and former pleasure slave Reyna wants on her asteroid belt prospecting claim is a partner, even one as sexy as Steel. She figures the man will quit but the claim is Steel’s means to freedom and he’s not about leave, particularly when he has a hot woman who doesn’t know he’s a synth sharing the work...and his bed.
 
The pair has everything in common except the truth so when all is revealed it could be the end of their partnership -- or the beginning.
 
To My Readers: To me partnership is defined by trust so the idea of having two people hiding who and what they are and yet becoming partners and forced into trusting each other made for an interesting story dynamic. Also there was a lot of humor in the idea of highly sexual beings trying to avoid being seen that way while still being highly sexual. 
 
But the big idea was that once love enters a relationship that becomes the real truth, and all the lies can end up irrelevant. I hope everyone enjoys my story as much as I did writing it.


Bad Dog and the Babe - A Hollywood After Dark book.

Bad Dog and the Babe
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  • Number: 9781419928895
  • Release: 2010-08-25
  • Author: Cricket Starr
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Al isn’t happy when a beautiful, upper-class werewolf female in heat struts into his bar looking for her underage sister. Barbara is trouble, proving it when a riot breaks out over the right to mate her, although he can’t complain when he ends up taking her to bed instead.

Barbara needs Al to keep her heat under control while she searches for her sister but there can’t be anything permanent between them. She might be attracted to Al’s “Bad Dog” persona but she knows he isn’t the right wolf for her. Too bad he’s so good at scratching that pesky itch she has at the moment—although she really wishes he’d stop calling her Babe.

Lots of werewolf sex and encounters with vampires, spellcasters and other parafolk lie in their future—just another busy weekend in Hollywood After Dark.


Memories Undone - Book three of the Memories Divine series.

Memories Undone
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419928147
  • Release: 2010-06-18
  • Author: Cricket Starr
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Captain Albinan barely remembers his wedding night with Livilia, the infamous ice princess of Gal, so being summoned back to her side doesn’t thrill him. What’s worse is that all she seems to want from him is a child. Livilia isn’t too thrilled about having Albinan in her bed either, but he is her husband. An heir could be her only way to save her country from those who wish to seize control.
 
Fortunately, the pair has caught the interest of a goddess, Gillian D’Amatah. Dreams from the goddess provide the key to Albinan and Livilia rediscovering their passion, and give them the means to have a real marriage—in every sense of the word.


Lady's Choice

Lady's Choice
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  • Number: 9781419926129
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Cricket Starr
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Lija is a woman on a mission…to get at least one night of fun in before she has to marry someone she doesn’t really want. Gehon and Jackon are Zelion warriors working as space traders, and meeting Lija is a dream come true…sort of. Zelion men can only be fertile with their “true mate”, a woman who matches them. They know her when they see her, taste her and touch her, and once committed, will be faithful to her forever.

The good news is that Lija is a true mate. The bad news is that she’s the true mate for both of them—and Zelion warriors aren’t really into sharing.

The Zelions set up a sexual competition to win her hand, but in the end, it’s the lady’s choice.

Publisher’s Note: Originally published in the Two Men and a Lady anthology.


Reflecting the Future

Reflecting the Future
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419924774
  • Release: 2009-12-11
  • Author: Cricket Starr
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Length: Novel
 
John Forge is the station chief of a mining colony on a futuristic Mars and all he wants is a home and family…and Suzie Shelty, the colony’s morale officer. Trouble is, while Suzie might admit to being infatuated with the handsome captain, she’s not so sure she believes in love. Fortunately she does believe in holiday magic and with John’s help creates for the station the first Christmas on Mars.
 
Suzie’s uncertainty and John’s unwillingness to compromise could keep them apart. But a mirror that reflects the future—and a certain jolly old elf—may yet make this Christmas the first of many these two will enjoy together.
 
Publisher’s Note: Novella originally appeared in the Ellora’s Cave anthology Holiday Reflections.


Nightwalker's Pet - A parafolk tale set in the world of Hollywood after Dark.

Nightwalker's Pet
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419923166
  • Release: 2009-07-10
  • Author: Cricket Starr
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Andrea would have a pet if animals weren’t terrified of vampires, so when she finds what she thinks is a large dog with a nail through his paw, she’s delighted when he decides to come home with her. Her delight turns to passion when the “dog” turns out to be a shifter who insists on introducing her to parafolk-style sex and the games shifters play with their mates.
 
Ronald wants more than a night with the lovely Andrea, assuming she can get over her hang-ups about his fur and her fangs…and assuming the source of the nail in his paw doesn’t get in the way!
 
Note: Part of the proceeds from this book is being donated to the family of Lara Anne Punches, whose life ended tragically and too early.