Author: Delphine Dryden

Delphine tried unsuccessfully to get past being an English major by becoming a lawyer, a special education teacher, and an educational diagnostician. She finally gave up the fight several years ago and began writing full-time. When not writing or doing “mommy stuff” Delphine reads voraciously and noodles around with web design. She counts herself fortunate to have two absurdly precocious children, and two delightful if occasionally disobedient mutts. Delphine and her family are all Texas natives, and reside in unapologetic suburban bliss near Houston.

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  • Number: 1626494150
  • Release: 2016-07-18
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, GLBTQ+, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Drusilla Stasevich wants to leave the past behind and start the next chapter of her life. Returning to her hometown to open her dream kink club, Escape, seems like the perfect solution. But it can be tricky making dreams come true-especially when the person you want to share them with isn't around anymore.

Amie Templeton is no stranger to tough times. She's learned to make it on her own, and doesn't do relationships outside the kink world. When her ex Dru moves back to town, old feelings surface. But that's fine, right, since Dru has just opened the hottest new kink club in town?

Dru and Amie want to get the distracting spark between them out of their systems. Instead, their intense play sessions fan that spark into a flame. As if Dru didn't have enough on her plate, an anonymous saboteur threatens to push her new club out of business. It will take the help of everybody at Escape to set things right again, and a lot of trust for Dru and Amie to start working toward a new life together.


The Unicorn

The Unicorn
  • Number: 9781626493728
  • Release: 2016-02-22
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ+, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Delia and Daniel have a picture-perfect life. They like their jobs. They love their house. Everything is coming up roses . . . but in private, they’d rather have the thorns. Their recent forays into kink have brought them closer than ever, but there’s still something missing, and they can’t quite work it out.

Mara knows what she’s missing: a significant other. She tried vanilla, and it was a total bust. But when she and her last girlfriend took things out of the kink club and into the “real” world, they fizzled. Even their friendship is on the rocks now. Mara feels like a lost stray, looking for a forever home.

When the three of them meet up at the brand-new club Escape, their connection is instant. And surprising—none of them were expecting more than a few hot nights. But now they might be ready to bring their kinky threesome into the light of day and build a life together.

Publisher's note: This title is a heavily revised re-issue of a prior story, Roses and Chains, originally released in 2011.

This title is part of the Escape universe. F/M/F


Gilded Lily - Steam and Seduction, #3

Gilded Lily
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  • Number: 9780425265796
  • Release: 2014-07-01
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Berkley
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HIDDEN IDENTITIES, SCANDALOUS SECRETS?

DEADLY ATTRACTION.

Frederique Murcheson’s introduction into society hasn’t gone smoothly?some would even call it a disaster. Only Freddie considers her debut a success. Her scheme to become a makesmith has gone off flawlessly. The only thing that could upset her plans now would be if someone discovered that brilliant tinker Fred Merchant is, in fact, a lady in disguise.

Wooing a spoiled heiress is not exactly Barnabas Smith-Grenville’s idea of high espionage. However, considering his brother disappeared on the job, supposedly into the most iniquitous of opium dens, he cannot expect much better. At least the assignment will afford him time to search for his brother, whom he suspects is in spy-related trouble rather than a drug-addled haze.

But when Freddie proves to be both irresistible and the key to the answers he seeks, Barnabas finds himself not only entwined in a scandalous mystery involving lethal submersibles and deranged dirigibles, but also in a dangerous game of the heart


Scarlet Devices - Steam and Seduction, #2

Scarlet Devices
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425265789
  • Release: 2014-02-04
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Berkley
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DRIVEN TO WIN.

DRAWN TO LOVE.  

Fresh from university, Eliza Hardison is determined to crusade for workers’ rights until her cousin Dexter, the Makesmith Baron, prevails on her to represent Hardison House in the American Dominion Sky and Steam Rally.

The competition is fierce, but only one opponent really matters to Eliza. Dexter’s protégé, Matthew Pence, was always like a big brother to her. But now she’s grown up, and Matthew has made a break from Hardison House with his own business venture?and made his own entry in the rally.

Matthew intends to win while keeping Eliza safe on the perilous route from New York to San Francisco. As the threats escalate through treacherous skies and uncharted American wilds, though, Eliza and Matthew must work together, discovering a bond deeper than either could have imagined?but is winning the rally more important than winning at love?


Gossamer Wing - Steam and Seduction, #1

Gossamer Wing
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425265772
  • Release: 2013-11-05
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Berkley
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A SPY. AN AIRSHIP. AND A BROKEN HEART.

After losing her husband to a rogue French agent, Charlotte Moncrieffe wants to make her mark in international espionage. And what could be better for recovering secret long-lost documents from the Palais Garnier than her stealth dirigible, Gossamer Wing? Her spymaster father has one condition: He won’t send her to Paris without an ironclad cover.

Dexter Hardison prefers inventing to politics, but his title as Makesmith Baron and his formidable skills make him an ideal husband-imposter for Charlotte. And the unorthodox undercover arrangement would help him in his own field of discovery.

But from Charlotte and Dexter’s marriage of convenience comes a distraction?a passion that complicates an increasingly dangerous mission. For Charlotte, however, the thought of losing Dexter also opens her heart to a thrilling new future of love and adventure.


The Seduction Hypothesis - The Science of Temptation, #2

The Seduction Hypothesis
  • Number: 9781426895807
  • Release: 2013-05-06
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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(1 Curious Sub + 1 Dom in Denial) - Inhibitions = 4 Naughty Nights

Wildlife biologist Lindsey thought attending a fan convention with her new boyfriend Ben was a great idea—until their relationship imploded. Lindsey still lusts after her ex—but if he wants her, he's going to have to prove he can give her what she needs.

Ben will do anything to win Lindsey back, and when he sees her in her skimpy black vinyl convention getup, he realizes what she's been craving all along. And he's inspired to finally give in to his own dark desire to take complete sexual control...

Lindsey is surprised by her reaction to Ben's kinky new seduction techniques, and suddenly sees the brilliant but boring code guru in a different light. After several erotic encounters in hotel rooms and stairwells, she's falling for him all over again. And wondering if the intimate connection will last once they head home...

Love smart, sexy heroes and heroines? Check out The Theory of Attraction, available now!


Intermezzo

Intermezzo
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419945885
  • Release: 2013-03-29
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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A disappointed ballerina, a brooding composer, a few days in Paris that may change their lives forever…

Is it the sparkle of lamplight on a rain-drenched Parisian street? The thrill of a clandestine clinch in a foreign hotel? Maybe it’s the universal urge to go back and relive that one crucial moment, knowing now what you didn’t know then.

Whatever it is, it’s ridiculously hot. Intense. Lustful. And this time, Lily and Aidan aren’t sure they’re willing to walk away from each other when the night is over.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


The Theory of Attraction

The Theory of Attraction
  • Number: B00814M37U
  • Release: 2012-07-09
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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Camilla can set her watch by her hunky rocket-scientist neighbor who jogs past her window each day. She relishes each glimpse of his shirtless abs, and is dying to see more. But it's hard to connect with a man who doesn't seem to know she exists...

Ivan feels at home in the lab, not in social situations. When he finally approaches his attractive neighbor, it's not for a date—he wants tutoring in how to behave at an important fundraiser. Ivan doesn't expect the chemistry between them to be quite so explosive, and is surprised when Cami actually accepts his proposal to embark on a series of "lessons."

Cami soon discovers Ivan's schedule isn't the only thing he likes to be strict about—he needs to be charge in the bedroom as well. She's shocked at how much she comes to enjoy her submissive side, but wonders if a real relationship is in the equation...

47,000 words


Love With a Chance of Zombies

Love With a Chance of Zombies
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419939884
  • Release: 2012-03-28
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Lena Stanton’s a sharpshooting zombie hunter with a hot-pink rifle and an attitude. Her latest assignment—guard bitten hero, Dr. Lucas Nye, and be ready to shoot the moment he starts to turn zombie.

In the meantime, considering she’s the last female the man will ever see, Lena’s happy to indulge the doc in hot, steamy sex until he becomes symptomatic. What? She has to do her part to repopulate the planet, right?

When last-minute research and a daring treatment could save Lucas, Lena has to choose. She can follow her heart and give the man a chance to live…or follow her commander’s orders and shoot to kill.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously self-published by the author and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.


Roses and Chains - A book in the 1-800-DOM-help series.

Roses and Chains
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419934025
  • Release: 2011-04-01
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ+, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Take one adorable suburban couple just starting to realize their D/s relationship isn’t quite enough to satisfy. Add one cute and quirky sub who can’t seem to find a Dom to suit her tastes. Place them in a room full of sex toys and candlelight, roses and chains…

And after a few smoking-hot nights of pleasure and exploration, all three just might find what they’re looking for.


Tangled Truth - Truth & Lies, Book Four

Tangled Truth
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  • Number: 9781419934483
  • Release: 2011-06-22
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Drew likes Eva. But he also likes to tie girls up for fun.

Eva likes Drew. But she keeps insisting ropes aren’t her thing.

When a friend’s fluke accident lands them in a bondage-themed photo shoot, however, Drew soon discovers why the lady doth protest too much. And Eva overcomes personal demons to discover a whole new world of freedom within the loving constraint of a well-tied rope. 


Naked Truth - A standalone story in the Truth & Lies series

Naked Truth
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  • Number: 9781419930225
  • Release: 2010-10-21
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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After pulling herself out of a nasty marriage, Stella Devlin has rebuilt her life. She loves her freedom, loves her business and has two rescued Greyhounds to help keep her warm at night.

But when “just one drink” with an old flame turns into the sexiest night of her life, Stella finds herself hoping it’s never too late for a second chance at love.


Art of the Lie - Truth & Lies, Book Two

Art of the Lie
  • Number: 9781419930089
  • Release: 2010-09-22
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Up-and-coming designer Lindy is going through a lot of changes. A fabulous career opportunity, a big show at a local art gallery and even a promising flirtation with the town’s most eligible bachelor. It’s a lot for a shy, small-town girl to handle. Now if she can just find the time (and nerve) to seduce her sexy neighbor Richard.

Lindy’s wanted Richard since college, and her unrequited crush hasn’t lessened now that they live in neighboring lofts. A wickedly handsome ladies’ man, Richard isn’t boyfriend material. Lindy knows that. But she suspects he’s perfect for the job she has in mind—getting rid of her pesky virginity once and for all.


How to Tell a Lie - Book One, Truth & Lies

How to Tell a Lie
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  • Number: 9781419926433
  • Release: 2009-11-27
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Allison Moore does her psychology research from the safety of the internet, where she can study her subjects’ lying ways without the need for pesky human involvement. Online games are the perfect place to look for liars and have fun at the same time.

Seth Brantley is a fellow professor who can make even economics seem sexy. When he and Allison realize they’ve been “researching” in the same game, a face-to-face meeting seems inevitable. After all, they’re practically neighbors—they’ve been working in adjacent buildings for years.

Fresh from a breakup and afraid to take a risk, Allison wants to keep her affair with Seth strictly electronic…but she can’t deny their virtual antics are hot enough to melt their keyboards. Can Seth convince her to give up the safety of cybering and take a chance on passion in the real world?


Snow Job - Christmas Story

Snow Job
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419919176
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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When lawyer Elyce Anderson threatens to sue her estranged husband to stop construction on a environmentally fragile inlet, he proposes a deal. If Elyce attends his family’s annual Christmas vacation—playing the role of dutiful wife—he’ll save the inlet from development.

Once at the vacation cabin, the guise of happy couple takes a turn—particularly in the bedroom. Karl wants Elyce back, and wastes no time demonstrating how much. He’s forceful, demanding…taking her in the bed, in the bathroom, against the wall—even administering a “punishment” that leaves them both breathless with lust.

Elyce is shocked at Karl’s new approach to sex—and even more shocked to find her mind losing the battle with her body as she succumbs again and again. Intense and erotic, the long, hot winter nights leave her struggling to adjust. But despite her husband’s sudden and sexy change, Elyce knows some things remain the same…perhaps even her love for Karl.