Dakota Willink is a contemporary romance writer and editor, and the author of The Stone Series. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and a two-time Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards winner. Dakota often says she survived her first publishing with coffee and wine. She’s an unabashed Star Wars fanatic and still dreams of one day getting her letter from Hogwarts. She enjoys spending time with her super-supportive husband and two witty teenagers, her two Labrador Retrievers, and her spoiled rotten cat. During the summer months, she can often be found soaking up the sun on the Great Lakes with her family.
Introducing the darker side of Leave Me Breathless...
When the daylight fades and time stands still. The feeling of flying from just one touch. Moving slowly, kissing softly. The flash of fever, becoming lost in the flames. Surrendering. Going under. These are the moments that leave us breathless!
The Black Rose symbolizes rejuvenation or rebirth, but it can also symbolize death and farewell. This collection of romance books can all be read as stand-alone books and are guaranteed to give you a happily ever after that leaves you breathless! What will it take to tempt you?
THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES:
Master of Control by Sienna Snow (Dark Romantic Suspense)
I'm a prize, a treasure, something to cherish. Or so I've been told.
But I know the truth. I'm a commodity recently sold to the highest bidder.
The Sound of Silence by Dakota Willink (Dark Romantic Suspense)
There’s a common expression I remind myself of every day: that which does not kill us, makes us stronger. I’ve learned to accept what is, but I won’t let it destroy me. Instead, I do the only thing I can to survive—I run.
Forbidden Love by Elizabeth Knox (Irish Mafia Dark Romance)
Caprice DiGiovanni has made the decision to run from her father, who runs the Italian Mafia. He's arranged for her to marry a Russian arms dealer. Only, she's not going to. She's running to the only place where she feels that she can be safe - Ireland, straight into the territory of the Mackenzies.
Crimson Dahlia by Patricia D. Eddy (Dark BDSM Romantic Suspense)
His failure cost a good man his life. Now, years later, he has one chance at redemption. Kidnap the man’s daughter.
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus (Dark Romantic Suspense)
There’s a theory about a bullet and a tortured heart: when both exist, the only variable is opportunity—which The Bullet Man willingly provides. The killer carefully chooses Ellie and manipulates his way into her heart. When he gives her a chance at revenge, will she take the shot or turn him in?
Marked by Cayce Poponea (Mafia Romantic Suspense)
Doing the right thing should never leave a scar...
Can Kristine follow the three simple rules for working in the Family? What happens when her loyalty is questioned by the one she trusts the most?
Dare Dark by Pepper North (Dark BDSM Romance)
Are there some dreams that should never come true? Some fantasies that should never be pursued?
Precious Gems by Sierra Hill (Dark Romance)
She has what he wants, but in order to give it to him, she'll pay the ultimate price.
Dark Desires by Jo-Anne Joseph (Dark Psychological Romance)
The woman in the mirror looks and sounds like Layla Murphy, but it isn't. She’s been lured by dark temptation, her husband's best friend, Bradley Carter. He's devious and cunning, and one taste of this dark desire will never be enough.
Insidious Love by Crimson Syn (Dark Romantic Suspense)
When Rose Blackthorne witnesses a heinous murder, her only choice is to run. Jake Cavanaugh has been hired to find Rose and keep her quiet. His rules are simple: get the job done and never get too close. But what happens when his obsession for this woman blemishes his plans?
Mia by Sin Silverfall (Dark Romantic Suspense)
Venezuelan drug lord, Dantes Belisario, is no stranger to high-risk rewards. Running drugs and weapons is just another day’s work. But Mia Bernard is a prize that’s not only out his league, but she’s also off-limits. She’s gorgeous and vulnerable, and just so happens to be the city Sheriff’s daughter. Just the kind of trouble he doesn’t need.
The story of Krystina and Alexander continues in Stepping Stone, book two of The Stone Series.
Krystina Cole is flawed and damaged from a traumatic experience. A relationship with Alexander Stone will never work. She knows that her capacity for love is limited, and that only she alone can repair the pieces of her shattered heart. But Alexander is everywhere she turns. In her mind. In her heart. And in her soul. She cannot deny him. He is her addiction and she is unable to stay away.
Alexander Stone has accepted the inevitable. If he wants to hold on to Krystina, he must bare all and release the secrets in his past. There were risks, but she is worth it. No woman has ever affected him the way that she did. She is the sunshine in his darkness. The lightning to his thunder. She is his angel.
Bound by their passion to be together, Alexander and Krystina fight to let go of their pasts. Together, they embark on journey of self-exploration, relying on trust to be their ultimate bond. Falling completely into one another, there finally seems to be a beacon of hope for their future. But as they test their boundaries of desire, fate takes an unexpected turn, threatening their only chance at survival…
Krystina Cole was a girl on a mission. She had big dreams and aspirations, none of which included a man by her side. She knew better than that – at least until she met Alexander Stone, the New York billionaire real estate tycoon. She saw the way that he looked at her, and the dark promises in his eyes. She was curious about his world and all that it entailed. But the shadows of her past haunted her, making her afraid to explore possibilities that she could never before have imagined…
Alexander Stone was a man who knew how to get what he wanted. He understood the value of finesse, and the importance of patience and diligence to achieve the desired result. He was successful and wealthy, relying on his naturally sharp instincts to guide him through life. But a chance run in with Krystina Cole quickly turned his world upside down. Her quick wit and firecracker attitude was the complete opposite of what he wanted in a woman, and his instincts failed him at every turn…
However, both Krystina and Alexander are clinging to the secrets in their past, and neither of them are willing to compromise. Krystina’s hardened heart makes emotional surrender a hard limit. But for Alexander, revealing his past could have devastating results.