Author: Mardi Ballou

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Rookery Cove Vol. 1

Rookery Cove Vol. 1
  • Number: B00AQ5DCOA
  • Release: 2012-12-17
  • Authors: Emma Ray Garrett, Mardi Ballou, Eve Vaughn, Kira Stone
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC
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Genres: Erotic Romance; Collection; Paranormal; Urban Fantasy; Action Adventure

Themes: Shapeshifters; Vampires, Elves, Dragons, and Magical Creatures; Ménage; Bisexual and More

Tag Line: Rookery Cove Aphrodisiacs guarantees pleasure from all our paranormal products - one way or another.

Breakwater by Kira Stone (M/M/M)

To soothe troubled waters and ruffled feathers, three unlikely males must turn anger into trust, into love.

Seducing Serena by Eve Vaughn (M/F/M)

While Serena never had trouble making toys, becoming the mate of two Elves is impossible to resist.

Petits S'Mores by Mardi Ballou (M/F)

Death by chocolate? All too true. And so is the love these two investigators have for one another.

Keythong's Blaze by Emma Ray Garrett (M/F/M)

Three times the sexual heat literally sets the air on fire in their quest for satisfaction.


Rookery Cove Vol. 1 - Rookery Cove Multi-Author (#12)

Rookery Cove Vol. 1
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  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Emma Ray Garrett, Mardi Ballou, Eve Vaughn, Kira Stone
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC
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This collection contains the previously released Rookery Cove novellas Breakwater by Kira Stone, Seducing Serena by Eve Vaughn, Petits S'Mores by Mardi Ballou, and The Keythong's Blaze by Emma Ray Garrett.

Breakwater by Kira Stone

To soothe troubled waters and ruffled feathers, three unlikely males must turn anger into trust, into love.

Seducing Serena by Eve Vaughn

While Serena never had trouble making toys, becoming the mate of two Elves is impossible to resist.

Petits S'Mores by Mardi Ballou

Death by chocolate? All too true. And so is the love these two investigators have for one another.

Keythong's Blaze by Emma Ray Garrett

Three times the sexual heat literally sets the air on fire in their quest for satisfaction.


Deja Brew

Deja Brew
  • Number: 9781419937750
  • Release: 2011-12-28
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Though Lisa’s workaholism is undermining her relationship with Jack Ryan, she can’t let up. Not now when she’s this close to clinching the deal to sell Déjà Brew, a risky potion that transports customers to key moments of their past, through Jack’s family company.

Jack’s skeptical but willing to try—even going so far as to sample the potion. He has a great visit to the past, reliving the first time he and Lisa made love. He comes back happy and ready to commit. However, Lisa’s trip ends up traumatic—and Jack immediately rethinks the deal.

But Lisa isn’t giving up and persuades him to try the brew again. Together, they return to a romantic time in their past, which quickly goes south—the night they agreed to let a friend film them making love, the night their relationship problems began. They got through the pain once—but it’s not at all clear they can do so again.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere.


Dark Venues

Dark Venues
  • Number: 9781419932878
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Actress Valerie Vincent is less than thrilled when her newest onscreen guy turns out to be A-list actor Hugh Faraday. Until they meet, and her body demands what her mind rejects. She wants him now—the worst of all her bad moves.

Paying off his brother’s debt, Hugh grits his teeth and agrees to appear opposite trashy starlet Val one time only. Then, despite his rational self, he becomes intrigued. What lies beneath her plastic, perfect beauty?

Wrong as they are for each other, Val and Hugh’s chemistry sizzles both onscreen and off. 


Desert Destiny

Desert Destiny
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419931628
  • Release: 2010-11-24
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Her find of a buried scroll will boost Marisol Murray’s career and impress her arrogant project head, Grant Drury. Then the earth moves—and she’s face-to-face with two eunuchs and a prince. April Fool’s? Not.

Suddenly, feminist Marisol is headed to a harem in sixteenth-century Indurlia! She’s slated to become the king’s latest concubine, a sexual toy for male pleasure, only Marisol meets his hot son, Prince Grentoori, first. Instantly attracted, they break with tradition and have lots of heated sex—the forbiddenness of their actions driving them on. But when a traitorous general discovers the prince’s sexy transgression, the battle is on. Grentoori can’t leave Marisol, so the prince escapes with her in a carriage that becomes caught in an earthquake…

Marisol comes to in a transformed Grant Drury’s arms. Could it be? Is he the insolent boss she left behind or her sixteenth-century lover?

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title Heather and the Harem Scroll and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave. 


Sherry Amor

Sherry Amor
  • Number: 9781419927232
  • Release: 2010-03-31
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Francisco Reyes can deal with dying. He can't deal with leaving Elena Sandoval, his forever love, or ruining their last Christmas together with the truth of his illness. Instead, he hires Rafe McMaster to film a wine commercial for their Sherry Amor and, unbeknownst to either Elena or Rafe, to become her new lover.

To the beat of flamenco music, Elena and Rafe fall into each other's arms-while Francisco films them. Aghast at what they've done, Elena and Rafe can't believe Francisco not only accepts their lovemaking but also joins them.

Francisco aches seeing his beloved Elena with Rafe, but he believes his plan to provide Elena with a new lover once he is gone is working-until Rafe and Elena take charge and show him neither one is ready to let him go so easily. After all, Christmas is a season of miracles.


Love for Hire

Love for Hire
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419926211
  • Release: 2010-03-19
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Length: short novel
 
Stephanie’s had it with men. She lost her home, business and reputation because of her boyfriend’s scam. Nick Love is a man on a mission. In an attempt to keep the FBI off his back, he has agreed to go undercover at a shady online dating service. Stephanie and Nick meet on an arranged date neither wants. Despite their best intentions, sparks fly the moment their eyes meet.
 
Soon they are both falling in love—and lust—but to play his role, Nick must betray Stephanie. Stephanie wants only to forget him and move on with her life. Knowing he’s got a lot to answer for, Nick sets out to seduce Stephanie and prove that with love, anything is possible.
 
Publisher’s Note: Previously published in the Down and Dirty anthology.


Tamsin's Choice

Tamsin's Choice
  • Number: 9781419924958
  • Release: 2010-01-05
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Duty forces Empress Designate Karloutria from Planet Nowemapo to find an Earthling mate in forty-eight hours. Prepared to sacrifice her chance for love to save her father and her planet from a monster, Karloutria never expected to fall for Luca.

Luca d'Alessandro needs a second chance. All he has to do to rule Nowemapo as the empress's consort is beat out the hefty competition and make it through the ritual sex trials. Piece of cake, as long as he keeps his head on straight and his soul buttoned-up. But then he never expected to feel what Karloutria arouses in him.


Fangs 'n' Foxes

Fangs 'n' Foxes
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419923203
  • Release: September 7, 2009
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Book Length: Short Novel
 
Darnell DeLouis, leader of the Trenton, New Jersey Black Guards, an elite vampire group, faces his biggest challenge ever. In three days, he and the head of the Cosa Nostra vampires will duke it out for control of Trenton. But the granddaddy of all cavities has hit Darnell in the right fang. If it doesn’t get fixed, and pronto, he and the Black Guards better start packing…
 
Tooth Fairy LaLilia Guitry plans to use her unique dental skills to convince Darnell not to fight anymore. It seems simple enough …’til she starts to fall head over fangs for Darnell.
 
Note: This story was previously published in the anthology Nibbles ‘n’ Bits.


Whatever Maura Wants - Peridot - Short Story

Whatever Maura Wants
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419918155
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Maura wasn’t expecting anything special for her birthday. So when she spots the enormous peridot lying on her coffee table, she’s quite puzzled. But that stone is nothing compared to the present that shows up at her door. Antonio is a tall, smoldering hunk who seems to know her every wish and need—and how to fulfill them.

Antonio arrives at Maura’s doorstep on a mission—to recover a prized peridot. High-level demon that he is, he can’t afford to piss off his boss. But although Antonio’s the one with magic powers, Maura has him under her spell the second he walks through her door. Sure, he’ll have no problem seducing her, but can he swipe the stone and escape with his heart intact?


Long, Slow Ride - Oh Yum!

Long, Slow Ride
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419916083
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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The wedding reception is boring and depressing for Lori Nelson — until she gets asked to dance by the chauffeur. The twenty-something, very hot chauffeur. Lori figures Jeff's just being polite. But that's before he takes her in his arms and sets her libido on overdrive…

The moment Jeff meets gorgeous, classy Lori, he falls hard. But much as Lori seems to dig him, she's hung up on their eleven-year age difference and her own personal baggage.

While Lori convinces herself that she can handle a one-night stand, Jeff is firing up his limo, prepared to take Lori for the ride of her life.


Goddess Goodies - Book Length: Plus Novel

Goddess Goodies
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419910890
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Mardi Ballou
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Cerridwen Press
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Diana Lambert seems to have it all — a loving husband, a successful business and her dream house. That is, until she returns home from a business trip and finds her husband and trusted assistant playing house. Moreover, the two of them have planned a coup to effectively remove her from Diana's Delights, which was built on her own dream — and family recipes.

Stunned and devastated, Diana is almost ready to drown in hot fudge and sorrow when a nudge from her inner goddess spurs her not to let her talents go to waste. With renewed determination, Diana rolls up her sleeves, unleashes the goddess within and starts cooking up a recipe for getting even. And the sweet treats aren't confined to the kitchen, as she discovers when handsome Ben Riker steps up to offer his support.