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Linda Thomas-Sundstrom is an award-winning author of paranormal romance novels and novellas, with books published by Kensington Brava, Dorchester, and her current publisher, Harlequin Nocturne.
Linda lives in the west, teaches at a major university, and manages a big stretch of land in her spare time . . . when she's not writing. Linda says writing is bliss, and swears she has a resident Muse who sings loudly 24/7. Someday, she hopes to get to all those ideas.
A fan of all things gothic, Linda writes fast-paced, atmospheric vampire and werewolf romances that tweak the genre into tasty, sexy, believable fare. More than anything, she hopes you'll come along on this wild ride with her.
WEREWOLVES OF THE WILD WEST
Grant Wade is a former Texas Ranger. He's also a Lycan Alpha and, in the ghost town of Desperado, he's found a perfect refuge for his desert pack and a place to shelter other werewolves in need of a safe place.
Determined to reclaim her full birthright, Paxton Hall goes home for the first time in decades. Her plan to strike a deal with Desperado's new owner doesn't work any better than her attempts to resist this sexy cowboy. Even as she falls for him, Paxton has no idea what he's trying to protect her from—his animal desire, her own true nature and a rogue predator on the prowl…
A fine line between vengeance and desire…
As an immortal Blood Knight, Rhys de Troyes is familiar with quests. It's obvious that the ethereal beauty who just arrived in London is on one of her own. But Avery Arcadia Quinn seems intent on keeping her secrets, even as Rhys strips away all her defenses.
A grounded angel, Avery seeks to recover the wings stolen from her centuries ago when the Knights were created from her suffering and pain. She swore vengeance, but her burning connection with Rhys threatens to consume her anger, her mission…and even her vow to destroy him.
Revisit the secrets and second chances for a newly turned werewolf in this novella from Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Psychiatrist Jenna James loved Matt Wilson since her first day of work at Fairview Hospital. Though Matt left to become a detective for Miami P.D., they still carried on a red-hot affair…until Matt suddenly became unreachable three months ago. So when a young woman is brought to the hospital exhibiting frightening physical changes, Jenna calls Matt—just to see him again, even if he can't help her patient.
But Matt does know what's wrong the woman. She's been bitten by a werewolf…just as he was three months ago. Matt's willing to help the girl deal with her transition, though doing so will expose his own beastly secret…and may cost him Jenna's love.
Previously published in 2009.
His Secret…or Her Salvation?
When he stumbled upon a beautiful woman who'd been the victim of a vampire attack, Alpha wolf Michael Hunter faced an impossible choice. His honor dictated that he save her life. But the only way he knew to accomplish that was to make her one of his own. Now Kaitlin Davies was half Lycan and his responsibility as she underwent a dangerous transformation to full wolf.
Something within Kaitlin called to Michael's inner wolf with an intensity he'd never felt. He wanted her. But as he witnessed the changes occurring in her body, he wasn't sure what she was becoming. Had Michael created something that could destroy them both…or was her transformation as preordained as their passion?
As her Protector, he was bound to oblige her every desire.
A rogue group of human-hating vampires have overtaken London. But the elite immortals who own much of the city may have found the key to protecting their territory: Madison Chase, an American newscaster investigating a story about missing teenagers. If she can convince someone to help her infiltrate the dangerous faction, she just might stem the bloodletting and find her brother in time….
St. John can't escape his dark family legacy. But the instincts that keep him from being fully human also make him the rogues' worst enemy. His desire for the ethereal redhead is immediate, all-consuming—and forbidden. And as the investigation escalates, Madison must discover if St. John is her trusted Protector—or if she's being seduced by a monster.
The Guardian. An immortal with incredible strength, created centuries ago to protect the purity of the vampire bloodline and fight those who would abuse its power.
As one of the seven Blood Knights, Mason LanVal spent lifetimes honoring his vows without wavering. That all changed the night he found Faith.
Faith James will do anything to save her missing sister. Even if it means risking her own life. She sought Mason for help. Instead she found more questions, and the key to unlocking her own latent powers. She is a woman and a trueborn Lycan, so her pull on Mason is twice damned. Yet he can't tear himself away.
With just one kiss, the blood gift Mason gives Faith sets in motion an all-consuming desire that is forbidden to indulge, but impossible to ignore....
Veronica Davis is a woman with a desperate need.
If she doesn't bring a date to her big sister's wedding, the L for loser that's imprinted on her forehead will become permanent, as far as her family is concerned. And heck, she's started to believe it, herself.
Why else would a girl end up at a Los Angeles escort agency with the strange acronym V.A.M.P. Inc? Where you pick your date from a row of coffins in the agency's basement. Guys who can't meet you at lunch time, due to the fact that they sleep until sundown.
You know . . . . vampires.
And when she meets the unearthly handsome Christopher, the agency's odd acronym begins to take on a whole new meaning. Tackling her sister's wedding actually starts to seem like a piece of cake . . .
Love and hate, vampire and slayer—opposites too closely connected for their own good?
After her mother is nearly killed, slayer-in-waiting Danika Douglas vows to destroy the vampire she believes is responsible—Alexander Kent. An experienced vampire older than sin itself, Alexander possesses dark good looks and a strong sensual allure.
Danika knows a slayer and her target are chained together by fate, compelled to find each other. Yet she never expected them to share such a powerful attraction, leaving Danika torn between revenge and desire….
For former cop Jesse Stewart, giving herself—mind and body—to sexy vampire Lance Van Baaren meant losing her soul. Hired by the government to find a senator's missing daughter, she instead found a haunting link to her past. And now something is drawing her to the one man she should despise….
Once a knight, Lance had sworn to protect the innocent. And one of those young innocents had been Jesse. Now face-to-face with the alluring woman she has become, he's determined to help Jessie solve her case and make her his own. But would finding the truth of her past—and the Blood Moon—push her further away?
When a full moon awakens the beast within Dr. Parker Madison, he is hell-bent on finding explanations for his new Otherworld form and his insatiable lust. On the prowl one night, he discovers a woman in trouble--one who stirs his darker desires and may hold the answers to all that he has searched for.
After a sexy stranger rescues her from a brutal attack, Chloe Tyler can't stop dreaming about him. Especially when something deep inside his electric-blue eyes calls to her, and his touch fills her with the most intense desire she's ever known. But her nightmares are all too real. A rogue werewolf's bite has changed her life forever, and the one who turned her hunts her still. Unless her dream man comes to her rescue yet again, the danger remains....
Also contains WOLF BAIT, originally published in eBook by Silhouette Nocturne Bites.
Tory McKidd understands exactly what kind of monster is stalking the moonlit streets. She, too, is a werewolf and is ready to bring the rogue shifter to justice. What she isn't prepared for is Adam Scott, the sexy detective whose investigation crosses paths with her own—a human who inexplicably stirs her senses.
Adam Scott is searching for a killer, not a lover, but with one look at the flame-haired beauty, he is ensnared. When one steamy night ignites their animal passion, there is no denying their fate. But when werewolf meets human, danger lurks—and the one they hunt may be the one hunting them....
In the secret war between humans and werewolves, Jonathan Baird and Nikki Reese were natural enemies. Born with the genetic gifts needed to join the secret society of hunters, Nikki had been raised to see all Lycans as her enemy...even if hunting them brought on a powerful craving for sexual release.
It was that craving that drew werewolf Jonathan to Nikki. Though he also sought the rogue creatures that threatened the secrecy of his people's existence, his organization sent him to watch her...but he lusted after her, too. When a hunt goes bad and Nikki is infected with the Lycan virus, Jonathan couldn't resist coming to her aid, igniting an insatiable desire between them. Will their passion bring together the two rivals, or will old loyalties die hard?
A Hairy Situation
Barbie Bradley was swept off her feet - literally. One moment the twenty-something was traversing Forest Lawn Cemetery in the dead of night with her best friend, the next she was thrown like a sack of potatoes over a man's shoulder. True, she and Angie had come to this odd locale for a single's party, but this wasn't quite how she'd planned to get picked up.
Darin Russell found "Ms Right" at work, which was surprising because girls in the cemetery were usually a tad, in a word, stiff. This one seemed particularly sensitive about being named after the Mattel toy, and before he popped the question he had to know how she'd react to his furry little secret. You see, though he had a tuxedo and a Porche, he had more in common with the residents of the Miami Zoo than Ken. And if things went according to plan, Barbie was going to see his animal side.
It’s called the Blackout--the initial trauma when the beast within awakens for the first time. Dylan Landau experienced it six months ago when he transformed into a werewolf. Since then, he has wandered the streets of Miami alone, trying to hide his wolf form...until the night he sees cop Dana Delmonico undergo her own painful change. Now Dylan can’t stop thinking about Dana--and she can’t fight her attraction to Dylan. Because when both their inner beasts are aroused, there can be no stopping them...