Author: Lena Matthews

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Some Kind of Wonderful - Key Party, #3

Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Number: 9781611189230
  • Release: 2012-11-05
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Historical, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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In the era of Disco and bell bottoms, one neighborhood is keeping free love alive, one key at a time.

Sylvia Granger always thought she had the picture-perfect life. She has a beautiful house, wonderful kids, and the perfect marriage. Or at least that’s what she thought before she walked in on her husband with another woman. Now she’s hurt, upset, and looking for a little payback--and a key party sounds like it’s just what she needs to bring a little excitement into her life.

Alphonso is many things, but a cheater isn’t one of them. He’s loved Sylvia for as long as he can remember and he’d been damn if he lets a little misunderstanding come between them. He’s tried being understanding, he’s tried reasoning; now he’s doing this his way.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: light bondage; spanking; anal play/intercourse.


Brown Sugar - Key Party, #2

Brown Sugar
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: B009954E9K
  • Release: 2012-09-10
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Diverse Books, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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Genre: 70s-era Historical Multicultural

Series: Key Party; Prev Book: Band of Gold

In the era of Disco and bell bottoms, one neighborhood is keeping free love alive, one key at a time.

As a proponent for free love and women’s rights, Shayna is more than happy to attending her friend’s key party even though she has no desire to sample the wares herself. Her plan is to just be there for immoral support. Nothing more, nothing less, or at least that was her intention before she spotted the man she spent one unforgettable night with, her best friend’s brother, Embry.

They only had one night together, but to Embry it was the first of many to come. Despite the wall Shayna had erected between them, Embry has no intention of backing down. It had taken him a long time to get Shayna to see him as a man and not just Edith’s brother and he refused to allow her to put him back in the friend column now.

Despite the differences in their social status and ethnicity, he knows that they are perfect for each other. Now all he has to do is get the stubborn beauty to admit it.

Publisher's note: This book contains explicit sexual situations and graphic language.


Band of Gold - Key Party 1

Band of Gold
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B008KFBBYQ
  • Release: 2012-07-11
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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In the era of disco and bell bottoms, one neighborhood is keeping free love alive, one key at a time.

From the outside, perpetual good girl Edith would appear to be the last person in the world who'd attend a key party, let alone throw one. But after countless years trapped in a loveless marriage, Edith is willing to try anything for a chance at passion, even if it's only for one night.

Years ago, Grady walked away from love because he wanted to do the right thing. The key party afforded him an opportunity to correct that mistake. This time he was going to choose the woman he loved, no matter what society thought. He had a plan, he had a secret, and he had an offer he hoped Edith would want to take him up on.

Now, all he had to do was get her to pick his key.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations,

graphic language, and material that some readers may find

objectionable. 83 pages


Rock You Like a Hurricane - Stormy Weather, Book 1

Rock You Like a Hurricane
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781609286996
  • Release: 2012-03-27
  • Authors: Lena Matthews, Liz Andrews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Romance: BBW/Rubenesque
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Emergency kit: Flashlight, check. Radio, check. One lover and a spare, double check.

So much for being her knight in shining armor. Much to Greg’s irritation, someone else got to his girlfriend Olivia’s house first: the other man in her life, wise-cracking Jack Randall. Never mind that the open relationship idea was his—what he really wants is Olivia all to himself. Now that they’re trapped together, though, getting Jack out of the picture is a problem.

Olivia has never been a fan of storms, but right now the only thing more uncomfortable than the one raging outside is the one brewing beneath her own roof. Although she’s thrilled to have both her lovers there to help her endure the hurricane, the friction between them is threatening to turn this into a very bad night.

Jack is more amused than annoyed. There’s not a doubt in his mind that after all is said and done, Olivia will pick him. How can she not? Out of the two of them, Jack is the one who is ready to close the door on their open relationship. All he has to do first is get rid of the uptight professor.

Easier said than done…

Warning: Two men who don’t like sharing their toys, a heroine who doesn’t see why she can’t have her cake and eat it too. Stormy weather can bring out all kinds of wild behavior.


Priceless - Urban Fairytales, Book 3

Priceless
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781609285760
  • Release: 2011-11-29
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Diverse Books, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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All she wants for Christmas is him. All he wants is everything…for her.

As Christmas bears down on Eric Athers’s empty wallet, one question plagues him: What to get the love of his life when he has less than nothing?

It doesn’t help that his wife, Nia, who works extra shifts to support him through his medical residency, practically glows with holiday spirit. Her determination to put the “Merry” in Merry Christmas only serves as a painful reminder of everything he’s unable to provide for her.

Nia loves her husband to distraction, and she can’t for the life of her figure out how someone so smart can be so dumb when it comes to something as simple as a little holiday. Christmas is so much more than presents and shopping malls.

All she has to do is show her own personal Scrooge that the best gifts come from the heart.

Warning: This story is guaranteed to melt your snowman.


Going Up

Going Up
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419936616
  • Release: 2011-09-30
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Watching Koko Brown’s kinky elevator exhibitions has become the best thing about Reese Desoto’s Tuesdays and Thursdays. As head of security of Sarraf Enterprises, he’s been keeping two very attentive eyes on the dark-skinned beauty and her naughty habits, but he’s over sharing her performances with all the other men in security. He’s ready for a private show.

Koko always feared that one day her elevator fetish would get her in trouble, but she never thought her comeuppance would appear in the form of a man as devastatingly handsome and commanding as Reese. To her delight though, instead of reprimanding her, Reese offers her access to a private elevator, one in which she can be as wicked as she pleases for an attentive audience of one. All she has to do is step in, strip down and enjoy the ride.


Sleepless Beauty

Sleepless Beauty
  • Stars
  • Number: 978-1-61118-572-0
  • Release: 2011-09-25
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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To say Nicole Torres is having a hard time sleeping would be putting it lightly. After months of wide-awake late nights, the Puerto Rican beauty is finally at her wits' end. That is until she stumbles over a little article on the Internet on how the best cure for insomnia is sex. So what’s a sleep- and penis-deprived girl to do? Run straight into the arms of the man who broke her heart a few months ago. She needs his parts, not his promises.

Men don’t get more jaded than prize fighter Cyrus Gallagher. After winning a few matches and making a little money, he’s sure he’s heard every hard luck story in the book from people looking for a handout. But a favor for sex, well that’s a new one. If the request had come from anyone else he wouldn’t have believed it, but Nicole isn’t just anyone. She's the one that got away.

Nicole needs him, wants him, but she doesn’t trust him with her heart any longer, just her body. But her body is a great place to start, because once Cyrus has her under him again, he’ll do everything in his power to make sure his beauty never sleeps alone again.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: anal play;erotic asphyxiation. 


Dreams of the Oasis IV - 6 Author Anthology

Dreams of the Oasis IV
  • Number: 9781419954573
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Charlotte Boyett-Compo, N.J. Walters, Anya Bast, Lena Matthews, Kris Starr, Ravyn Wilde
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Getting Slayed By Anya Bast
Princess Jeweline of the Kingdom of Hask fears she will never shed her pesky chastity belt and finally get laid, especially since a dragon keeps charbroiling all her fiancés. Jeweline decides to slay the dragon herself, but the dragon is not everything she'd presumed. He's dangerous and fire-breathing all right, but he's not always a dragon. Marcus is a cursed man with dark, erotic needs that Jeweline finds herself all too willing to satisfy.

That is, until Darrion the Brave, dragon slayer extraordinaire, explodes onto the scene with a goal of killing Marcus and taking Jeweline for his own.

Passionflower By Ravyn Wilde
What happens when you combine passionflower wine, a gorgeous foreign man whose understanding of the English language seems to short-circuit occasionally — with a nightclub specializing in private booths?

You wake up the next morning with a screaming headache. A suspicion the mattress beneath you just might be flesh and blood instead of memory foam. And a view out the window that seems to be the planet Earth, as seen from space.

All Nancy wanted to do was put some social interaction back into her very secluded life… She ended up with something out of this world.

Shadows Stir By N.J. Walters
Warriors of the Shadow Realm are facing their own demise, so the Shadow Lord sends one of his Ryders into the world to protect a woman who might hold the key to their very survival. Gideon finds more than someone to protect. He finds a woman to love.

Jo Harris is a woman on a mission to find her missing sister and she'll do whatever it takes. She encounters a mysterious stranger who becomes both protector and lover. But will their love be enough to save them both from the encroaching shadows?

Sting of the Wind By Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Shannon O'Rourke was thrilled to get the job at Durbin Enterprises. She believed in what the billionaire owner was trying to accomplish with medical research on blood diseases and a blood bank to provide blood and plasma for local and national emergencies.

Despite his philanthropic endeavors, Shae Durbin holds a dark secret, one Shannon soon discovers — the blood bank meets the needs of creatures that can never see the light of day. To protect his people, Shannon must be brought into that world within the erotic arms of a master vampire.

Temperature Rising By Lena Matthews
Danner Austin knows that falling for his best friend's sister could ruin their friendship but he just can't stop thinking about her. When Breanna Cole's brother asks her to house sit, she accepts so she can be closer to Danner. Unfortunately she didn't count the heat wave and blackouts into her grand plan of seduction.

The heat's rising and Danner's self-control is slipping. If he can keep his cool during the heatwave, everything will be fine. Now all he has to do is figure out how to keep his hands off Breanna once the lights go out.

Virtuosity By Kris Starr
Three years after the wrongful death of her husband during a mission to an alien planet's surface, Commander Dillon Walker is still wrought with guilt. Seeking an escape and a lover's touch, yet not willing to open her heart to a traditional new relationship, Dillon turns to the virtual world of the HoloSuite. Aidan satisfies her beyond her wildest dreams, reawakens her sexual self…but to Dillon's chagrin, he's not real. Or is he?

 


Happily Even After

Happily Even After
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 978-1-60737-815-0
  • Release: June 15, 2010
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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Genre: Multicultural Contemporary
Length: Novel
 
Two kids and a divorce later, Creigh De Luca figures she’s pretty much done with diapers and late night feedings. That is until a little blue stripe turns her world upside down. Never in a billion years would Creigh have thought she’d become pregnant from a one-night stand, nor could she have ever guessed the unforeseen pregnancy would warrant unexpected help…from her ex-husband, Dean.
 
Divorce papers haven’t changed a thing for Dean. He’s still as in love with his ex-wife as he’d always been. Despite the fact he’s not the father of her unborn child, Dean is determined to help Creigh during her pregnancy—whether she wants him to or not.
 
Creigh has never stopped loving Dean, but she’s not going to let him back in to her life just because she’s expecting a child, especially since she is determined to keep the father’s identity from Dean. But Dean refuses to be dismissed so easily. He knows that with a little patience, forgiveness, and love they can still live happily even after.
 
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse.


Something Worth Fighting For

Something Worth Fighting For
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419928307
  • Release: 2010-05-05
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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No good deed goes unpunished… And no one knows that better than Tisha Nichols, who, out of the kindness of her heart, agrees to style the hair of her nine-year-old neighbor Cami, so the little girl can look good for picture day. Unfortunately, Cami’s adoptive Uncle is far from grateful. In fact he’s down right livid…and far too attractive for Tisha’s peace of mind.
 
Love thy neighbor… Is easier said than done, especially when the neighbor in question is a sexy little spitfire who gives even better than she gets. Although Jonah is not the type to say he’s sorry, even he can admit when he’s wrong. But the ongoing fight to win custody of Cami has made him cautious and mistrustful of people, even those as desirable as Tisha.
 
What starts as a misunderstanding turns out to be one of the best things to ever happen to them. Unfortunately, not everyone is as thrilled, and Jonah and Tisha must decide if their newly formed family is something worth fighting for.


The Good, the Bad, and the Naughty

The Good, the Bad, and the Naughty
  • Stars
  • Number: 978-1-60737-564-7
  • Release: April 6, 2010
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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Genre: Multicultural Erotic Contemporary

Length: Novella

Maryam James is a hard taskmaster. A balls-to-the-walls type of woman who started her company with nothing more than a strong idea and a loan and turned it into one of the Top Fortune 500 companies in America. There’s only one person she trusts implicitly and that’s her personal assistant Xavier Sun, who, much to her dismay, has just turned in his resignation.

Maryam is the one woman Xavier can’t live without. She may be in command in the boardroom, but he's in control in the bedroom, and if he learned anything from being by her side for the last seven years it was Maryam doesn’t know how to take ‘no’ for an answer. So it’s no surprise to him she basically forbids him to quit. Leaving is the last thing on Xavier mind, however. He’s willing to put his job on the line, if it will get Maryam to realize the depths of her feelings for him.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse.


The Gift

The Gift
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419926754
  • Release: 2010-01-27
  • Authors: Lena Matthews, Liz Andrews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Ethan Neilson will do anything for his twin brother. Even father the child Benjamin is unable to with the woman they both love. All their lives, the brothers have shared everything—everything but the woman who matters most.

 
After several failed attempts to conceive a child, Hannah desperately wants a break. A weekend getaway to celebrate the birthdays of the two men she loves seems like the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind.
 
Benjamin knows Ethan and Hannah love one another, just as he knows the three of them together forever is the way it always should have been. Now the only thing he has to do is convince his brother and wife. Having a child would be wonderful, but sharing his wife’s heart and body with his brother is the gift Benjamin wants most of all.


Double Dare - Naughty Games, Book Three

Double Dare
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419923616
  • Release: 2009-07-10
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Paige Reyes is going to kill Shane Oxley if it’s the last thing she does. Not only did the cold-hearted blackmailer force her to attend his thirtieth birthday party, he used her love for her brother to do it, giving her just one more reason to dislike him. Not that she needed it.
 
No matter how justified Paige’s reasons are for avoiding him, Shane refuses to be without her for another second. Thanks to a risky game of Double Dare three years ago, Shane made the biggest mistake of his life and lost Paige in the process. Now all he wants is an opportunity to make it right again.
 
The birthday surprise is on Paige though. If Shane only has one chance with her, then he’s going to do everything he can to change her heart. The gloves are off and everything is fair game.

 


Full Exposure

Full Exposure
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419917707
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Evangeline Anderson, Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Keeley Jackson has a problem. She’s madly in love with her cousin’s friend Sean Hastings, but the trouble is, he doesn’t know she exists. All he sees is the flat-chested little girl with the big glasses whom he always called “Squints”.

Despite what she might think, Sean has definitely noticed Keeley is all grown up. The proof is right there every time he looks her way. He’s just not sure if he’s willing to risk losing his best friend in order to have her.

For Keeley, enough is enough. With the help of her best friend, she cooks up a plan that will surely show Sean she’s not a little girl any longer, even if that means posing suggestively for erotic photographs. It’s a risky venture, but Keeley knows in order to get Sean for herself she will have to risk nothing less than full exposure.


Helen's Release - Redemption 4

Helen's Release
  • 3 Stars Stars
  • Number: B00480P54E
  • Release: 2006-07-04
  • Authors: Lena Matthews, Liz Andrews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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Fabulous at fifty Helen Weller is not. In fact, the once svelte woman is not only forty pounds overweight, she's also about to be a grandma. Too young to for the senior discount yet to old for singles scene, her prospects have Helen downright blue. Although happy for her daughter, she's despondent for herself. Nobody wants to make love with a granny. Or so she thinks.

Previous Book: Lily's Surrender


Body and Soul - Series Note: Body and Soul is a standalone title with characters from Redemption: Steven's Salvation.

Body and Soul
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  • Number: 978-1-59632-600-2
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Lena Matthews, Liz Andrews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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Series Note: Body and Soul is a standalone title with characters from Redemption: Steven's Salvation.

Genre: Multicultural Polyamorous Erotic Contemporary

Length: Novel

Not everyone wants to be well liked, especially not Nichelle Turner. She's rather fond of her less than personable persona the small-minded folks of River Bend see. It allows her to fly under their radar and be as naughty as she wants to be with bad boy turned good guy, Terrance Walker.

Terrance always had a special place in his heart for Nichelle. Her fiery temper turns him on as much as her sexy little body, but he's not the only one who's drawn to her. When Terrance's ex-partner, Alejandro Ortez, arrives in town, the adventurous duo soon discovers two's company but three's a whole lot of fun.

Things are never as good as they seem. And no one knows better than Alejandro. He just can't understand how the two of them can be so open and willing to include him in their relationship. Although he enjoys sharing Nichelle with Terrance, he doesn't believe a relationship like theirs can last. He's willing to give his body but not his soul.

Unfortunately for him, Nichelle wants it all. And what Nichelle wants, she gets.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Bondage, domination/submission, exhibitionism, m‚nage (m/f/m), spanking, voyeurism.


When Angels Fall - Tricks and Treats

When Angels Fall
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419912825
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Lena Matthews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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To Lauren, dressing up as a naughty angel for her father's costume party seemed like a fun idea. That was until she saw her fiancé Evan's reaction. Sure, the outfit didn't compliment her full figure, but it wasn't that bad.

Evan's fed up with Lauren's passive bedroom behavior. He's tried to keep his sexual dominant side under wraps, but a man can only take so much. An angel costume shouldn't look so sinful…or sexy.

He'll play the devil to her angel and treat Lauren to a naughty night of loving she'll never forget.

 


Shadow of Moonlight - Reader Advisory: While this novel is a stand-alone, for better reader enjoyment we recommend reading Myth of Moonlight first.

Shadow of Moonlight
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419912481
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Lena Matthews, Liz Andrews
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Remington is a solider first and a woman second. She's fought hard to earn her place as Venator for her pack. The safety of her Benandanti comes first, even before her own wants and desires. There isn't a Were alive who can make her feel any differently. Then again, Jace McClellen isn't an ordinary Werewolf.

Thanks to the roll of the genetic dice, Jace possesses all the strength of a Werewolf but not the ability to change. Instead he's been given the annoying talent to dream a fortune-cookie future. A future filled with more questions than answers and a dream sidekick who aggravates more than he helps. The one thing he doesn't need his visions to tell him is he and Remington are meant to be together. Now the only thing he has to do is convince Remington.

Reader Advisory: While this novel is a stand-alone, for better reader enjoyment we recommend reading Myth of Moonlightfirst.