Author: Suz de Mello

Best-selling, award-winning author Sue Swift has written over a dozen novels, plus several short stories and non-fiction articles. She writes in numerous genres including romance, mystery, paranormal, historical, contemporary comedy and erotica, which she publishes using a pseudonym. A former trial attorney, her hobbies are yoga and world travel. She resides in northern California, and while she's working on her next manuscript, she's planning her tenth trip overseas.

Her travel blogs are Susan Overseas and Travel as Metaphor.

She also blogs at Fearless, Fast-paced Fiction

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Kinky Toes

Kinky Toes
  • Number: B00OTU9SBO
  • Release: 2014-10-08
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Designer Shelbie Nathanson resents Rick Saldano’s ascension to C.O.O. of her family’s shoe empire, a job she’s wanted all her life. But she finds it hard to resist when she finds out his imagination in the bedroom is a match for her creativity in the boardroom.

And Rick’s passion for peep toes, slingbacks and stilettos goes beyond the purely professional. Soon Shelbie finds herself falling for the foot fetishist.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Sherlock's Scandal

Sherlock's Scandal
  • Number: 9781419991776
  • Release: 2014-08-01
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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A bored Sherlock is a dangerous Sherlock. His twin vices of cocaine and sex could prove his undoing, until he meets his match in elusive, enigmatic Irene Adler. Hiding her heart, Irene deserts Sherlock in the midst of their affair. He schemes to win her back, but the lady won’t come easily to hand. Instead she forces him to compete for honor, glory and love.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere as Sherlock the Seducer.


Bridling His Vampire

Bridling His Vampire
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419991493
  • Release: 2014-05-14
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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From the Highland Vampires series.

Scotland, 1766. Edgar, Laird MacReiver, has never regretted his betrothal to Isobel, daughter of Clan Kilburn's laird, until she bites his tongue and drinks his blood. He intends to bridle the wild child of the infamous vampire clan by any means necessary, including bondage and discipline.

But are some women impossible to tame?

A Romantica® supernatural erotic romance from Ellora's Cave

Publisher's Note: This book was previously published elsewhere as Angel Laird.


Rakes in Tartan - Highland Vampires 3

Rakes in Tartan
  • Number: 9781419947988
  • Release: 2014-04-18
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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The season promises both sex and danger for Torquil Kilburn and Andrew MacReiver, Highland heirs arrived in London to seek brides. The Scotsmen must negotiate the complicated morés of high society and woo and win an exquisite debutante and her passionate, unconventional mama while keeping their vampire heritage a secret.

But evil stalks the ballroom at Almack’s, the streets of Piccadilly, the drawing rooms of the ton. Headless bodies have been found drained of their blood. It seems that another vampire is haunting the streets of London, murdering noblemen. Tor and Andrew must fight not only for love, but for their lives.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Blood is Thicker...

Blood is Thicker...
  • Number: 9781419990670
  • Release: 2014-03-19
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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A century-old vampire, Rama is used to shadows and loneliness.

She uses the name Hestia White and lives in a coastal town working as a private investigator. If some bad guys disappear on her shift, no one cares…until John van Helsing shows up. Bearing the name of the vamps’ greatest foe, he interferes in her case and in her life. Yet she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him, both physically and emotionally.

Only time will tell whether he will be a friend, a lover or an enemy.

A Romantica® supernatural erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Publisher’s Note: This short story was previously published elsewhere as Immortal Hunters.


Temptation in Tartan

Temptation in Tartan
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419937958
  • Release: 2012-06-01
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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She has to marry a monster.

Rumors have followed the chieftains of Clan Kilborn for centuries. Said to be descended from the Viking berserkers, they are ferocious in battle, known for tearing off the heads of their enemies and drinking their blood.

But English noblewoman Lydia Swann–Williston will marry Kieran, Laird Kilborn, to bring peace to the Kilborn lands after the horror of Culloden and the brutal pacification. A widow, she also brings needed wealth to the clan. For her part, eighteen-year-old Lydia wants children. With her husband killed at Culloden, she will make a new life in the Highlands.

The old chieftain of Clan Kilborn also died in battle, and Lydia hopes the new young Laird will lack his ancestors’ ferocity. That hope will go unfulfilled… Book Length: Plus Novel


Desire in Tartan - Highland Vampires 2

Desire in Tartan
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419944987
  • Release: 2013-07-13
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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In the wake of her father’s death Alice is forced to seek a position as a governess. The wild Highlands of Scotland are a far cry from the life of musty academia she’s used to, and the man who engages her, Dugald Kilburn, is like nobody she has met before. When he rescues her from a notorious group of cannibals who ambush them on their way to Kilburn Castle, his strength and bravery win her heart and rouse her passion.

But the Kilburn Clan have a secret, one darker and stranger than Alice could possibly imagine. Though Alice fills him with lust and tenderness in equal measure, the vampire knows that he may not be able to offer her the happy home and family she deserves.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Gypsy Witch

Gypsy Witch
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419944529
  • Release: 2013-04-19
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is no place for wimps, and Ben McCullough is the toughest of the tough. He tells himself he’s bedding the luscious Elena Lautari only because she’s a babe. Ben thinks she’s a feather away from an arrest for fraud, since she makes a living telling fortunes and making charms for the lovelorn. He can’t see her as a lifelong mate, even though she’s more than a match for him in the sack and losing her is unthinkable.

But Elena is the real deal, a modern witch of much power and even more restraint. When her daughter steals Elena’s spell book and uses it to shatter the fabric of existence and release an ancient evil, Elena must put reality back in place—even if she loses Ben in the process.

If she does, there are others ready to heal her battered heart. When Ben’s partner attempts to claim Elena, will Ben move aside or move in for a sexy menage?

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Phoenix and Dragon

Phoenix and Dragon
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419933851
  • Release: 2011-04-01
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Tough, clever and beautiful, biracial detective Liza Bowman struggles with a San Francisco kidnapping case until she finds the victim’s secret sex diary, which reveals that the young female vic went to a bar dressed in scanty red leather and read The Story of O. She hasn’t been seen since.

Liza recklessly imitates the vic’s last known activities and falls into the hands of James Li, the most notorious whoremaster in the city. Wealthy and handsome, James has already crossed paths with Liza—when she dared to arrest him.

In James’ view, reading a famous bondage novel in public is a blatant come-on, and he’s eager and ready to give his nemesis what she wants.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title A Walk on the Wild Side.


Seducing the Hermit

Seducing the Hermit
  • Number: B0056GR73Q
  • Release: 2011-06-08
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Deejay Valerie Percy rejects the phony life she’s led in L.A. and travels to remote Takinsha Island, Alaska, determined to start over. She’s looking for a fuck buddy, an accessory she considers more important than mascara. She wants a warm, outgoing man to laugh with her, hang out with her and shag her silly. She doesn’t think she’ll encounter any difficulty in Alaska, where the odds of men to women are twenty to one. But as the locals say, the odds are good, but the goods are…odd.

Valerie falls for Fisher Chugatt, a loner who doesn’t do relationships. But Cupid has other plans for this couple, and so does Valerie. She doesn’t waste any time seducing Fisher. Sex in the shower, hummers on the couch and a spectacular encounter beneath the northern lights seal the deal in Valerie’s mind. Having fallen in love, she wants it all—home, husband, babies. But shadows from his past may prevent Fisher from committing to anyone…Valerie included.

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere, but has been revised and expanded for Ellora’s Cave.

 


The Wilder Brother

The Wilder Brother
  • Number: 9781419934001
  • Release: 2011-05-19
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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For Colton Wilder, the invitation to his brother’s wedding is an invitation to trouble because Colt, having had sex with the bride, knows what she’s really like. He doesn’t want his brother Max marrying selfish, manipulative Nicole Newcombe, a famous supermodel. In his view, Nicole stole the groom from her sister Dana.

For staid scientist Dana Newcombe, the invitation to her identical twin’s wedding is an invitation to humiliation. While Nicole was conniving to steal Max, Dana had wild monkey sex in a glass-walled elevator with his brother Colt.

When they meet again at the wedding, she doesn’t want to want Colt, but she can’t help remembering and re-enacting their earlier sexy tryst in oh so many different ways.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave. 


Highland Vampire

Highland Vampire
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781426851568
  • Release: October 2010
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin Spice
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Kinks: mild BDSM, anal play

On the run from her vindictive family, Natasha Desmond takes refuge at Kilburn Castle, reputed hunting grounds of a deadly vampire—and home to Garrett Kilburn, its sexy-as-sin owner. Though Garrett seems cold and remote at first, Natasha quickly learns that he's red hot in the bedroom. He seems to know all her secret desires and brings her ecstasy like she's never known before.

But at night, Natasha is visited by another mysterious lover. A lover who leaves two tiny wounds on her neck.... 


Sherlock the Seducer

Sherlock the Seducer
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 978-1-906328-07-8
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
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Are you a Baker Street Irregular? Sherlock the Seducer is a very irregular Sherlock Holmes tale, but who isn't attracted to the tall, handsome Holmes as he stalks through the foggy streets of Victorian London, saving the day again and again?

Follow Sherlock as he woos and wins the elusive Irene Adler. Sherlock the Seducer is a typical Suz deMello read: fast paced with a whole lot of kink!


Immortal Hunters - Fangs Anthology

Immortal Hunters
  • Stars
  • Number: 978-1-59632-350-6
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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"Immortal Hunters" by Suz deMello

A century-old vampire, Rama is used to shadows and loneliness. She uses the name Hestia White and lives in a coastal town working as a private investigator. If some bad guys disappear on her shift, no one cares.until John van Helsing shows up.

Bearing the name of the vamps' greatest enemy, John sticks his nose into everything including her current child abduction case. It seems John's baby has been kidnapped for ransom.

Reluctantly, she finds in John an ally and, maybe, an immortal mate. But Rama's wary. Her first vampire lover tried to suck her heart's blood during lovemaking, and she hasn't taken another vamp to her bed since. Though they save John's son, they together must face their deepest fears as well as a supernatural enemy who will stop at nothing to kill them.


First and Last - Paperback: White Hot Holidays 2 Anthology

First and Last
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419904615
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Suz de Mello
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Luna, 2114

Lunarian law requires 24-year-old Shayna Goldstein to marry before she's 25. She's dated everyone in New Brooklyn. But Gideon Landers, the first man who kissed her, haunts her memories, preventing her from loving anyone else. Desperate, she consults a matchmaker, who sends a reluctant Shayna to Farside Colony to meet her mate.

The commander of Farside Colony, Gideon Landers has never forgotten Shayna. That he's been matched with her is a dream come true, but will Shayna be willing to live in the remote colony?