Erotic romance author by night, emergency room tech/clerk by day, Marteeka Karland works really hard to drive everyone in her life completely and totally nuts. She has been creating stories from her warped imagination since she was in the third grade. Her love of writing blossomed throughout her teenage years until it developed into the totally unorthodox and irreverent style her English teachers tried so hard to rid her of. Now, she breathes life into faeries, space hunters, werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, and a few just plane ole ordinary people. She loves to see the awkward, self-conscious band geek get the captain of the football team and make him beg for it.
Gabrielle is willing to risk her life for a future away from a dying Earth, even if it means giving herself over to a man she's never met. With her best friend Lyra, she takes the leap, volunteering to help the alien Cluath repopulate their world. Bacia is determined to end the violence on Lunar Colony 1, but when she's captured by mercenaries, she fears she'll be blindsided by her undeniable attraction to the handsome stranger, Jaxon.
When Lyra's captured, Kil vows he will get her back, no matter what. Now Kil has to save his brother and protect LC1 from invasion while winning the trust of a woman who trusts no one. Drac doesn't expect one of the mercenaries threatening LC1 to offer him a bribe he can't refuse. Celestine doesn't count on is falling in love with the dreaded Cluath warrior.
Their passions burn hot, but without trust will burn through them all. Will their illicit love be enough to bring down a conspiracy and save both their worlds?
Publisher's Note: Illicit (Box Set) contains the previously published novellas Illicit Mating, Illicit Sex, Illicit Craving, and Illicit Love.
Action packed with steamy romance, this science-fiction romance will take you on a wild ride. Some sex scenes not for the faint of heart. For fans of futuristic romance, science- fiction romance, and erotic romance.
The time is ripe for the Red Horseman.
New York. A future filled with chaos and oppression. A good woman, haunted by her past. Long ago the Iceni warrior queen Boudica led her army to their deaths in a battle she had no hope of winning. Now Boudica has a mission: to lead the greatest revolt against oppression of all time. And to find peace with herself.
At her side, Aries. God of War. His time as a Horseman is over, but he has chosen to help the next great warrior. He doesn't expect to find a woman who enflames his every desire. A warrior queen, but also a woman who longs to give power over herself to someone else. As Boudica prepares for the biggest battle of her life, Aries, with the help of Roland and Galen, will show her the true meaning of power.
Earth of the future is a super conforming, sexually repressed version of itself. Dr. Xan Milford, for one, is tired of never being able to find satisfaction with a sexual partner. He's a sexual Dominant in need of a submissive. Unfortunately, society prohibits any sexual behavior The Authority considers to be "deviant." A D/s relationship just doesn't quite fit in with accepted sexual practices.
So, the good doctor creates what he considers to be the perfect woman. She's a sexual submissive who craves only to please him. Lilith has been created to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Even after an accident forces him to rush her programming, she comes to life in flawless perfection.
But The Authority knows all and sends their most trusted guardian to retrieve the abomination and her creator. Too bad Lilith has other ideas...
One very special town. A whole lot of very bad -- and very hot -- Dawgs. Prairie Dawgs, that is...
Anne Kane -- Hustle: A game of pool turns into a sexy seduction, Prairie Dawg style.
Lena Austin -- Bad Dawg: One OTR trucker. One leather-clad biker. One very special town.
Marteeka Karland -- Hot Dawg: Selene's hot pink Harley is pointed straight to adventure, Dawg Town style.
Mary Winter: Chip & Dale: Usually a prairie dog colony is one male, several females. Tusa wants it the other way around.
Dawn Montgomery -- Playing for Keeps: Riley holds all the cards, but Tara's playing for keeps.
Camille Anthony -- Puppy Dawg: It'll take both hell and high water to set two stumbling lovers on the path to each other.
Tuesday Richards -- Mad Dawg: Bryce's bad started when he dodged a prairie dog and laid down his prized motorcycle... Can the day get any worse?
Carlanime Bligh -- Prairie Rose: There's a hunky new librarian in town, the moon is full, and Rose is in heat!
Hazel really wants to fulfill her potential and be the witch her Grandma always said she could be. Unfortunately, though her spells always work, they never quite work the way they're supposed to.
Drake, the hunky werewolf next door, has been dutifully watching over Hazel for the local coven. He's not convinced she's a witch, until she accidentally turns him into a dog. Of all the indignities.
Now she's got his undivided attention, and my oh my how she's grown up. Man, has Drake got an appetite for a certain witch… and it's all for her own good. After all, who ever heard of a virgin witch?
Such big teeth you have, Drake.
The better to eat you with, my dear…
This collection contains the previously released Bedtime Stories titles:
Troll's Blog by Shelby Morgen
Beyond Boundaries by Hunter Raines
Kiss of Fire by B.J. McCall
Ugly Duckling by Lena Austin
Pixie's Playmate by Anne Kane
Shut Up! by Marteeka Karland
Raising Caine by Reneé George
Drac has come to settle a matter of security concerning Lunar Colony 1 and everything surrounding it. But he doesn't expect one of the mercenaries threatening LC1 to offer him a bribe he can't refuse.
Celestine's mother sold her to Jorak, a leader in the group trying to take over the Lunar Colony, thus threatening Earth's future. In turn, Jorak sells her to Drac, trying to get him out of his hair. What she doesn't count on is falling in love with the dreaded Cluath warrior.
Will their Illicit Love be enough to bring down a conspiracy and save both their worlds?
To protect her beloved forest, can Nadia gift herself to Wulf the Feared?
Nadia has lived in the shadow of her destiny for too long. The male who staked his claim even before her birth has remained out of reach, deeming her too young. Too fragile. Now, Nadia makes a gift of herself just in time for the Yule Celebration in the Magical Forest. She's giving herself to Wulf the Feared.
Their passion burns hot, but without trust it will burn through them both.
Newly appointed Head of Security, Worr and Kil's sister Bacia is determined to end the violence on Lunar Colony 1. But when she's captured by one of the mercenaries, she fears she'll be blindsided by her undeniable attraction to the handsome stranger.
Jaxon knows the fragile-looking beauty isn't the colony worker she pretends to be, though he's hard pressed to say exactly who she really is. He never intended to put her in harm's way, but she's in the wrong place at the wrong time and the only way to save her is to make her his prisoner. Unfortunately, the merc leader has his own plans for Bacia.
Their passion burns hot, but without trust it will burn through them both.
Past relationships have made Lyra more than a little wary of men. True, her jaunt into the arms of an alien was her idea, but somehow the reality of the deed is more than she bargained for. As a result, she does everything in her power to drive her newly acquired "sponsor" away. Unfortunately, during a battle with mercenaries bent on taking control of Lunar Colony 1, she is captured and subjected to mental tortures that nearly drive her insane.
Kil may not like the little witch his Chosen presents herself as, but he's drawn to her like no other woman. When she's taken from him, when he realizes exactly what species has her, Kil vows to himself he will get her back. No matter what. But winning her affections is only one obstacle.
Now, Kil has to save his brother and protect LC1 from invasion while saving Lyra's sanity, winning the trust of a woman who trusts no one.
The need to save his species brought them together. Will corruption and intrigue tear them apart?
Gabrielle is willing to risk her life for a future away from a dying Earth, even if it means giving herself over to a man she's never met. With her best friend Lyra, she takes the leap, volunteering to help the alien Cluath repopulate their world.
Worr of Cluath has his own misgivings about Gabrielle. But she proves to be just as formidable an opponent as anyone he's ever faced. Their passion proves volatile, their quickly formed bond becoming the first line of defense when mysterious forces attack the lunar colony Worr is pledged to protect.
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Four women find themselves thrust into a world where fantasy and reality intertwine in a more than pleasurable way. Where every single move made is completely for her satisfaction. Where even the darkest desires are fulfilled. Where the men of their dreams have one goal -- to leave them sore, hoarse and still begging. A girl could get used to this...
The Executive Decisions collection contains the previously released novellas By The Numbers, One Night Only, Hidden Agenda, and Research Only.
When Jessalyn visits the Café Midnight coffee shop on her friend's recommendation and orders a chai latte, she doesn't know what she's getting into. But as soon as she places her order, the natural magic of the place brings her her perfect mate -- or, actually, two of them.
Tam and Gunnar have been trapped in limbo, waiting to be reunited with their true, perfect mate. They have three shots to win her love, or they'll be cursed forever by the sea goddess they offended centuries ago. Problem is, they've already used two of their chances, and now it's do or die -- literally.
Memphis, Tennessee. The Russian mob's moving in, and the FBI's recruiting Memphis PD's finest -- finest werewolves -- to form their new FBI Paranormal Activities Task Force.
When Officer Butch Carson and his rookie trainee, Regan "Sundance" O'Mally, are caught between the MPD and the Russians, they have no one they can turn to but each other. The more they learn about being werewolves, the tighter their own bond becomes. And the more determined they are to stop the assassins who nearly added them to the growing list of victims.
In the Badlands, women are rare, no matter the species. For the Fin, there are no females except those they can seduce... or steal.
The time had come for Que, King of the Fin, Raf, Right Hand of the King, and Kor, Master of the Guard, to find a queen. Not from the corrupt lands ruled by humans striving for a second chance to ruin the Earth for once and for all. Their queen has to be pure of heart and as courageous as any warrior. Like the Rebels, the humans who reject the lies of their own kind to carve out a new life in lands rife with danger.
More dangers than death lurk under the sea in the Badlands. And learning to swim won't help you escape.
Harael. Relaren. Valael. Vampsblood -- creatures of myth. They're predators. Killers. Bigger, badder, and more powerful than even their own legends. So how is it the three biggest, baddest Vampsblood out there have been undone by a mere slip of a girl -- a human at that? They never saw this one coming.
Josette knows what she wants -- and more important she knows what her men need. She's been waiting patiently for over a decade for her mates to see she's no longer a child, to acknowledge her place in their lives -- and in their bed. Now another stands in her way. One who would claim her men -- or take their lives. But if the bitch thinks she can take what Josette knows is hers, she's about to get a life lesson on territory.
No one -- not human, not Vampsblood -- is going to come between Josette and her mates.
Aylen has devoted her life to educating children. Determined not to recycle the myths the government force-feeds the populace, she prides herself on teaching her students the truth about the government and the history of humanity.
But then a myth shows up at her door. Trapped in a horrible earthquake, Aylen is rescued by First Generation Warriors. They shouldn’t exist! And they certainly shouldn’t make her blood boil and her heart melt. One touch and Aylen’s life will never be the same.
But how can they make it back to the Badlands? And how will she survive in a land full of monsters and mutants? It’s a nightmare, but in a nightmare you can scream and wake up. In the Badlands you can scream all you want. No one will care.
Three warriors find their fourth –- a woman warrior who can save them from their darkest secrets.
Lysander, Calix, and Thanos are warriors currently patrolling inside the Badlands. Unlike most Warriors, they are not podmates -- at least, Thanos is not. The two older men took him in when his two podmates were killed. The bond among the three of them has grown steadily, but Thanos always holds himself back. He does not share his body freely with the other two men unless the need is so great he can't resist.
Artemis has been watching the trio for some time. She knows Thanos has a horrible secret about the death of his podmates, but he's a good man nonetheless. She's also intrigued that these men are truly Spartan warriors, unlike so many second generation Warriors created by the WCGA. That aside, she's drawn to them and knows they are her true mates.
She just hopes she can break through Thanos's grief and guilt before he does something stupid. Like letting himself get killed.
In the Badlands, there are dangers too numerous to count and beings as fascinating as they are deadly.
Michael, Alec and Vic are on a mission to rescue little Juliette's mother, the Warrior they are convinced is their mate. It will take the help of many Warriors and Mutants to get them across the Badlands to the Great Abandoned City in the East. Most women wouldn't stand up to the pressure. Fortunately, Evandra isn't most women. She can take anything the Badlands -- or her Marines -- can dish out.
And follow it up with plenty of her own. (54p)
Lyndal knows the beast inside him is barely kept in check. He's a Savage Wolf, a rare Wolfsblood thought extinct. Bred for battle, vicious beyond imagination, Lyndal always hoped the Vampire half of his heritage would protect the others around him. Unfortunately, his nature demands conflict. (Page Count: 30)
Struggling to save her pack in a fight to the death, Leiah has no clue what she's in for when the Shadow Wolf, Rikker, intervenes. In one swoop, he claims her and threatens to take her away from the only family she's ever known. Leiah rejects his claim, even though she craves him as much as he craves her. Can these two Shadow Wolves find a balance before Leiah's beloved pack is torn apart?
Length: Novella | Page Count: 41
When famed negotiator Mikhail Dreslin and his crew head to 'Port Adana for a little R & R, the last thing he expects is to have an exotic runaway drop into his arms.
Joiandra is neither as harmless nor as innocent as she appears, though she plays the role well. Who and what she is is a mystery Mikhail will have to solve if he wants to keep her, and the longer he holds her the less he wants to ever let her go, but who's playing whom in this dangerous game?
Running for her life to escape the Lionsblood following her so tenaciously, Soli knows more than just her freedom is at stake. Lionsblood are the mortal enemy of her kind, the Wolfsblood. If he catches her, she has no doubt death would be a preferable fate.
Logan knows the second he scents the little fire wolf she's his mate. Convincing a Wolfsblood to mate with a Lionsblood, though, will be a tall order. Fortunately, Logan is up to the task. With a sensual seduction and one tiny bet, he will capture his mate's body and her heart.
Hawk has been baffled by Onyx since he first met her. The woman defies all reason, teasing him to distraction only to rebuff him at every turn. A man can only take so much, and when Onyx defies his orders in the heat of battle, Hawk decides to show her what a fiery explosion a Molotov Cocktail can really ignite.
In Earth's brutal, future frozen, humans are no longer at the top of food chain. Paranormals roam the frozen wastes, laying claim to whatever they can defend. Humans are tolerated by some, but not all of the new species.
The most vicious of the new races are the Lionsblood. No one dares defy a Lionsblood. These predators take what they want and never look back. These men are as protective as they are dangerous -- especially when it comes to their chosen mates.
Publisher's Note: This collection contains the previously released novellas Lionsblood, Lionsmate, Lionsbane, and Lionsheart.
Xander needed no one, least of all a mate. The woman was a menace to his solitude, calling to the Vampire within and daring him to take her. Instinct wouldn't allow him NOT to hunt her, especially with another male sniffing around what was his by right.
The female in Luna recognized her mate immediately, even if he was too much of a male to realize it himself. Knowing he would fight the attraction, she decided to wait and let Fate take its course. What is meant to be cannot be denied.
But in the end, leaving may be the only thing that will save the forever Luna feels in Xander's arms. Page Count: 32
Enter the world of the Forbidden, if you dare.
The Gothe’maran are a harsh warrior people. When they collide with the men and women of Earth and are met with resistance, a war begins that will change the face of both civilizations. Passions collide with tradition and a new way of life must be forged or both peoples will lose the best parts of themselves. Both sides must learn that love is a force stronger than even the staunchest warrior, and sometimes the heart takes you places you never thought you’d be.
Earth of the future isn't a nice place for humans. With temperatures dropping to 100 degrees below zero, humans exist at the whim of the lionsblood and hybrids. Being caught outside at night can be deadly.
Then again, so can incurring the wrath of a lionsblood. That's exactly what Marie does. Never mind he's her best friend, this lionsblood has been tormented one too many times and he's out to claim his prey.