April Alpha Extravaganza - The Romance Zone
It’s an April Alpha Extravaganza!
‘Spring, and a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love’. And, let’s be honest—lust! That’s the kind of romance I love to read, how about you? Hope so, ‘cause that’s what’s blooming here in the Zone. The alphas are on the loose, looking for you, reader.
And After Dark is the most dangerous time
… especially in this anthology.
Alphas After Dark, a set of novellas with no cliffhangers.
Fill your library with 9 brand new, never-before released books
COLLATERAL by Roxie Rivera. Ben Beciraj will do anything to protect sweet, beguiling heiress Aston McNeil from the seedy underworld he inhabits.
TANK by M. Malone. Fighting is how Tank Marshall stays sane. Violence is all he knows. Until he meets HER. Emma Shaw is the only person who brings him peace. But even she isn't what she seems.
BLUE ROSES by Mimi Strong. A gruff motorbike shop owner tries to win the heart of a jaded florist.
BEYOND SOLITUDE by Kit Rocha. When a motorcycle accident leaves Derek Ford riding a desk at the O'Kane compound, the last thing he needs is a sexy new assistant upending his office and his life.
CAGED WOLF by SM Reine. Ofelia Hawke is stripping for bikers in Lobo Norte, where she finds herself drawn to a wolf named Trouble.
COPPER KING by Vivian Arend. Lillie is looking for a fling, and grizzly shifter Jim Halcyon is pleased to oblige.
MARKED BY TEMPTATION by Deanna Chase. Mati Ballintine is a sexy witch looking for a hot one-night stand, and sexy Vaughn Paxton is cocky enough to make her work for it.
RUMPEL'S PRIZE by Marie Hall. The dark prince Rumpelstiltskin is in need of a woman to break a curse.
SHATTERED WEB by Crista McHugh. Marcus is ordered to a trading post to solve the mysterious disappearance of all its occupants. The clues point to a woman he loved and lost.
Sometimes a mystery can lead to love.
Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon.
MM Romance, mystery.
Twenty years ago, little Brian Arlington was kidnapped from his family's Long Island estate and was never seen again. The trail went cold, but investigative journalist Griff Hadley has always thought there was more to the story—much more. When the Arlingtons' patriarch invites him to stay at their estate to research his true crime book, Griff can't say no. It's the story of a lifetime.
But not everyone is happy about Griff's presence. Relatives and staff alike regard him coldly, including Pierce Mather, the Arlingtons' attractive lawyer, who is more than a little wary of Griff's motives.
When a stranger shows up claiming to be the long-lost Brian, Griff and Pierce are united in their suspicions. Startled to have found an ally in the buttoned-up lawyer, Griff soon realizes it's hard to keep a professional distance. Even in the midst of a groundbreaking investigation, even in the face of a shocking family secret…
More mystery, more love …
Relief Valve (The Plumber’s Mate, Bk 2) by JL Merrow.
MM romance mystery.
If you dig up the past, be prepared to get dirty.
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing since plumber Tom Paretski and P.I. Phil Morrison became connected at the heart, if not always at Tom’s dodgy hip. Neither of their families has been shy about voicing their disapproval, which hasn’t helped Tom’s uneasy relationship with his prickly older sister, Cherry.
But when Cherry is poisoned at her own engagement party, the horror of her near death has Tom’s head spinning with possible culprits. Is it her fiancé Gregory, a cathedral canon with an unfortunate manner and an alarming taste for taxidermy? Someone from her old writers’ circle, which she left after a row? Or could the attack be connected to her work as a barrister?
Phil is just as desperate to solve the case before someone ends up dead—and he fears it could be Tom. At least one of their suspects has a dark secret to hide, which makes Tom’s sixth sense for finding things like a target painted on his back...
Warning: Contains a strong, silent, macho PI; a cheeky, chirpy, cat-owning plumber; and a gag gift from beyond the grave that’ll put the cat firmly among the pigeons.
The night is deadly in the steampunk world, as well. With vampires, werewolves and mechanical men on the prowl, what’s a lady to do? Fight back!
Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk series) by Bec McMaster.
Sensual to Erotic
When Nowhere is Safe
Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price?
Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single–handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood–craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.
When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.
Take a walk on the wild side with a true alpha, one who compromises for no one … until he falls in love.
Wild Wolf (Shifters Unbound) by Jennifer Ashley. Sensual paranormal contemporary.
In the latest Shifters Unbound novel, an alpha wolf has resigned himself to a life half lived. But a beautiful, courageous woman has him longing for something more…
Graham McNeil knows that his pack is unruly, but he’s not sure he can take the next step toward pack stability. After losing his first mate long ago, Graham has worked hard to keep his heart in check. Besides, even if he was inclined to choose a new mate, his girlfriend, Misty, is human—a fact that won’t sit well with Graham’s old-fashioned pack.
But Misty is going through a crisis of her own, one that brings danger and death to the pack. With the wolves doubly convinced that there needs to be a shake-up, Graham must now defend his leadership and save the woman he has grown to love—before Shiftertown is pulled into an all-out war.
As usual in the zone, it’s hot in space…red hot!
The Wreck of the Nebula Dream by Veronica Scott.
Sci fi romance. Winner of 2013 SFR Galaxy Award
A reimagining of the Titanic disaster set in the far future among the stars...
Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he'll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.
All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship's malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destruction.
But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he'll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?
April is a busy month for me! Alphas springing up all over the place. My long over-due Sci Fi Romance finally hit the cyber shelves, along with a contemporary romance.
Captive of Pleasure; the Space Pirate’s Woman (LodeStar, Bk 3) by Cathryn Cade.
Sci fi Romance, sensual.
As El Zhazid, ‘The Storm’, he strikes ruthlessly at those who dare to enter his territory. Only a few know him as Joran Stark, a man who desires only to live wild and free with his loyal band. Women love him, other pirates fear him and the InterGalactic Space Forces can’t control him.
Zaë is young, lovely and terrified--a slave to be sold to the highest bidder. Storm saves her, only to discover he can’t send her home, because she has no memory of who she is or where she came from. Now he must battle pirates who want his territory and the InterGalactic Space Forces who want to use him, all with her close by his side.
The last thing he ever wanted to be was a hero, but can this damaged woman inspire him to be the man she believes him to be? And within the shelter of his powerful arms, can she finally believe in herself?
And, if one alpha male is good, two must be better, right? They sure are for my new heroine!
She’s All That (Club 3, Bk 3) by Cathryn Cade.
Contemporary MMF ménage. A NOR Top Pick!
To see clearly, sometimes you have to put on a blindfold.
Determined to overcome the lingering self doubts her cheating ex left behind, Sara James scrapes up the courage to join Club 3—where her instant, powerful attraction to Trace Bowen, the head Dom, sends her running in the wrong direction.
From the moment he rescues Sara from the clutches of a coked-up Dom, Trace is enthralled. She’s beautiful, brave, and poised on the edge of blossoming into the sub of his dreams. In the initial rush of enchantment, though, he omits a minor detail that causes a major problem.
Back in college, Trace was Kai Kalo-Haimani’s first love—until Kai’s straight-laced Hawaiian family demanded he walk the line. Now Kai is back, heart in his hands, to ask for another chance. Even if it means accepting Sara as part of the package.
Despite her attraction to both men, Sara’s old demons come roaring back, threatening to push her back inside her shell of insecurity. Unless Trace and Kai can convince her that not only is she enough for one man, she’s more than enough for two.
Warning: A submissive, a Dom, and a switch looking for love in as many positions as they can dream up, and a club full of kinky friends cheering them on.
Columnist: Cathryn Cade writes red hot romance for Samhain Publishing. Her erotic paranormal romances will take you from Hawaii to galaxies far away, with heroes who are more than men, and heroines who are woman enough for any adventure.& She loves to hear from readers, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and email. Stop by her website at http://www.cathryncade.com for these links, and to see her complete book list, read excerpts and fabulous reviews, and sign up for her newsletter.