Romantic Suspense books

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Perception extra-sensuelle

Dreamspun Desires (Français)

Si un harceleur ne les tue pas, la chaleur qui règne entre eux pourrait bien le faire.

Christopher Vincent a tellement besoin d’un travail qu’il accepte de devenir médium pour divertir les clients dans la discothèque d’une amie. Jackson Whitman, l’autre propriétaire de la discothèque, n’est pas vraiment ravi de ce nouveau numéro. Pour lui, les médiums sont ridicules et un risque. Mais quand ils se retrouvent face à face, leur attirance est immédiate. 

Cependant, quelqu’un observe Jack et Chris dans l’ombre. Ce qui commence comme une série d’événements louches mène à des attaques meurtrières.

Jack et Chris doivent mettre leurs différences de côté et travailler ensemble pour survivre à un harceleur bien décidé à tuer. Mais pourront-ils survivre à leur attirance explosive ?

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Jonathon de Mountford a décidé de se rendre au village de Merrychurch pour passer un peu de temps avec son oncle Dominic, mais son séjour commence mal quand celui-ci oublie de venir le récupérer à la gare. Quand Jonathon retrouve le corps de son oncle sans vie dans son bureau, à la suite de ce qui semble être une chute, son monde se retrouve bouleversé. D’une part, il est l’héritier du manoir. D’autre part, il n’est pas si sûr que ce soit un simple accident. Il se met en tête de prouver sa théorie avec l’aide de Mike Tattersall, propriétaire du pub local – si tant est qu’il puisse se concentrer assez longtemps sans être distrait par la beauté de cet homme.

Ensemble, ils établissent une liste – de plus en plus longue – rassemblant les personnes qui avaient une raison d’en vouloir à Dominic. Quand la situation prend un tournant inattendu, les détectives amateurs restent perplexes. Pour compliquer les choses, l’inspecteur de police qui est envoyé pour résoudre cette affaire est la dernière personne que Mike a envie de voir, surtout quand il leur demande de ne pas fourrer leur nez dans cette enquête.

Autant dresser un drap rouge devant un taureau…

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Two men, each with a hidden destiny. Can they defeat a web of deceit and dark magic to ensure their fates intertwine?

Bedouin Isra al-Grayjaab’s dreams lead him to Janan, an amnesiac beggar on the street of Qena—one who steals his heart and starts him on a seemingly hopeless quest. With only their wits, Isra’s knowledge of the desert’s secrets, and the aid of a mercurial djinn, they must recover Janan’s past. But neither can predict his true identity or the lengths others will go to see that his mind remains broken and his true power out of his reach.

In a sweeping romantic adventure that takes them across the Eastern Desert to the modern streets of Cairo and on to the luxurious Red Sea Coast, Janan and Isra seek a truth that will either bring them into each other’s arms or tear them apart forever.

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The Case of the Voracious Vintner

The Middlemark Mysteries

A Middlemark Mystery

Where Bo Marchand comes from, gay men are just confirmed bachelors who never found the right girl. But now Bo’s a successful winemaker on the central coast of California, supporting his whole damned Georgia family, and all he really wants is the beautiful, slightly mysterious Jeremy Aames.

Jeremy’s vineyard is under threat from Ernest Ottersen, the voracious winemaker who seems to know all Jeremy’s blending secrets and manages to grab all his customers. Bo tries to help Jeremy and even provides a phony alibi for Jeremy when Ottersen turns up dead in Jeremy’s tasting room. But it’s clear Jeremy isn’t who he claims, and Bo must decide if it’s worth tossing over his established life for a man who doesn’t seem to trust anyone. When Jeremy gets kidnapped, some the conservative winemakers turn out to be kinky sex fiends, and the list of murderers keeps dwindling down to Jeremy. Bo has to choose between hopping on his white horse or climbing back in his peach-pie-lined closet.

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Il mondo di scrittori, lettori e recensori è una famiglia unita e intrecciata di amici, appassionati e fanatici della narrativa. È questo il mondo di Milo Cook e Logan Hunter, che vivono per gli scambi creativi e la condivisione di storie e idee e vanno fieri del loro sconfinato amore per i libri e le parole che li animano.

Ma certe volte le parole possono ferire. E quando succede, è inevitabile doverne pagare il prezzo.

Con ogni nuova tenera scoperta romantica, l’amore tra Milo e Logan cresce. Ma prima di placarsi, ciò che accade nel loro mondo trasforma la loro vita in una folle corsa per salvare se stessi e le persone che hanno vicino.

Chi avrebbe mai sospettato che qualcosa di meraviglioso come la parola scritta potesse diventare un catalizzatore di vendetta e, infine, di omicidio?

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The Devil's Breath

Perchance to Dream

Henri’s stalker has left him with a paradoxical legacy: his mind rebels at the thought of being touched—the very thing his body craves.

For three years Henri has fought to overcome the horrors of the past. Now on the other side of the world—after leaving Australia for Canada—Henri’s nemesis is hunting him with maniacal focus. Trying to escape, he meets Birch, a kind horse trainer, who’s confounded by Henri’s idiosyncrasies even as he is drawn to him. But when Birch discovers the truth, he encourages Henri not to just survive, but to live.

Maybe even to love.

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The Spirit Key

Lock and Key | Book One

Lock and Key: Book One

When he was eight years old, Scott Fogel died. Paramedics revived him, but he came back changed. Ghosts and spirits tormented Scott for over a decade until, thinking he was going mad, he did the only thing he could.

He ran—leaving behind his best friend, Tim Jennesee.

Scott’s had five normal, ghost-free years in Chicago, when the spirit of Tim’s mother comes to him and begs him to go home because Tim’s in trouble and needs him.

He isn’t prepared for what he finds when he goes home—a taller and sexier Tim, but a Tim who hasn’t forgiven Scott for abandoning him… a Tim whose body is no longer his own. The ghost of a serial murderer has attached itself to Tim, and it’s whispering dark and evil things. It wants Tim to kill, and it’s becoming harder for Tim to resist. To free the man who has always meant so much to him, Scott must unravel the mystery of the destiny he shares with Tim.

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With the pressures of the job bearing down on him, police officer Garrett Wreckley needs a vacation—in fact, he isn’t given a choice in the matter. Since the water has always soothed Garrett’s soul, he heads to the Caribbean, hoping some time alone sailing on the open water will help him pull himself together.

But even though he’s taking a break from law enforcement, Garrett can’t get rid of his cop’s instinct so easily.

He meets Nigel, a young man as innocent as he is beautiful, who grew up sheltered from the world, exploring the beaches and tropical forests with only the company of his aunt, his brother, and the wildlife and sea creatures he befriended.

As sweet, passionate love blooms, their time in paradise feels too good to be true… and Garrett’s gut and training tell him that might be the case. As he investigates, he quickly realizes everything is not as it seems. Will his snooping destroy not only their romance, but everything Nigel believes about his life?

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Quando al paleontologo Nick Eisenberg giunge la notizia che qualcuno crede di aver trovato le ossa di un velociraptor nell’Alberta, la sua curiosità prevale sul desiderio di restare a Londra. Dopotutto, è uno dei più grandi esperti al mondo di predatori preistorici e ha sempre voluto trovare i cugini nordamericani dei velociraptor. C’è solo un problema: l’ambientalista Hunter Joseph. Mentre Nick supervisiona lo scavo, Hunter si aggiudica il sostegno degli abitanti della zona e si oppone alla distruzione del paesaggio portata avanti dai paleontologi alla ricerca di ossa di dinosauri. 

Nick e Hunter non riescono proprio ad andare d’accordo. Hunter è un integralista perennemente imbronciato. Nick è un nerd dalle vedute ristrette. Ma devono trovare il modo di lavorare nello stesso sito senza uccidersi a vicenda, perché c’è qualcun altro lì fuori che sembra determinato a causare a Nick più problemi di quanti possa immaginare. 

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Salve d'honneur

Tout vient à point...

Tout vient à point..., numéro hors série

La vie de Duncan Stiel n’a jamais été facile. Son enfance a été un vrai cauchemar, et son boulot d’agent de police infiltré l’oblige à cacher sa véritable identité et le fait atterrir de temps à autre à l’hôpital. Puis, quand il rencontre enfin l’homme idéal, il n’est pas surpris de voir tout s’effondrer autour de lui. Mais Duncan ne s’attend pas à ce que l’obstacle le plus difficile à surmonter avant de pouvoir faire sa vie avec Aaron Sutter soit celui qu’il porte en lui.

Tout le monde pense qu’Aaron a tout pour lui – la beauté, l’argent, la renommée et un succès démesuré. Tout le monde, sauf Aaron. À la fin de ses journées, les flashes des appareils photo s’éteignent, ses amis retournent à leur propre vie, les affaires de sa société sont gérées et Aaron se retrouve toujours seul. Dès l’instant où il rencontre Duncan Stiel, Aaron sait qu’il fera tout pour garder cet inspecteur hors du commun. Mais, quand il se rend compte que l’argent ne lui achètera pas le bonheur ultime, Aaron doit avoir la force d’offrir à Duncan quelque chose de bien plus important : son cœur.

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Amants et voleurs

Meurtre et complications | Tome 2

Meurtre et complications, tome 2

Celui qui a prétendu le sang plus épais que l’eau n’a jamais, de toute évidence, eu l’occasion de voir une mare d’hémoglobine. 

En renonçant à sa carrière de cambrioleur spécialisé dans les bijoux, Rook Stevens pensait avoir découvert le moyen infaillible de rester du bon côté de la loi. En principe, le seul policier acharné à le poursuivre aurait dû être son… disons son flic, Dante Montoya, inspecteur de Los Angeles. Malheureusement, la vie n’est pas si simple – celle de Rook en tout cas. D’abord, il tombe sur le cadavre de son cousin, ensuite, il est accusé de son meurtre sous prétexte qu’il… aurait eu une liaison avec la femme du défunt. 

Quant à Dante, sa vie est devenue chaotique depuis qu’il aime un voleur réformé, d’autant plus que Rook semble attirer les ennuis où qu’il passe. Quand Rook est suspecté par un inspecteur de West LA particulièrement étroit d’esprit, Dante doit intervenir pour tirer son amant des problèmes dans lesquels il s’est fourré. 

L’enquête est compliquée et les morts se multiplient. Les deux hommes font front commun, car le temps leur est compté : s’ils ne mettent pas très vite la main sur le tueur, Dante devra rendre visite à Rook en prison – ou au cimetière. 

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Thomas Aberthol’s luck has run out. His daughter, Hannah, needs a miracle he can’t deliver. A hacker with a felony record, Thomas has little chance of finding work that will provide the care she needs. Out of money, out of options, and out of hope, he throws himself on the mercy of someone he never thought to see again.

Even after ten years, Aleksander Sanna still dreams of that drunken kiss. A perfect moment in time when Thomas wanted him. In his world of elegant code and high finance, the picture he holds of Thomas torments him in the dark of night.

Their worlds collide as Thomas interviews for the job he so desperately needs with the company Aleks inherited from his father. Thomas doesn’t get the position, but Aleks offers him a completely different kind of proposal, one suited to Thomas’s unique talents… one that will change the course of both their lives.

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A THIRDS Universe Novel

Austen Payne, THIRDS Squadron Specialist Agent (SSA) for Destructive Delta and TIN operative, has seen the worst the world has to offer, faced lethal killers, and helped bring down dangerous organizations. But nothing terrifies him more than falling in love. After years of undercover work, Austen is a master at defending himself and protecting his heart… until he meets Osmond Zachary.

THIRDS Defense Agent Osmond Zachary has a huge, doting family, yet something is missing in his life. After meeting grumpy, foul-mouthed, jittery cheetah Therian Austen Payne, Zach knows exactly what that something—or someone—is. Unfortunately Austen seems determined to avoid Zach at all costs.

When Zach foils an assassination attempt, he ends up in the killer’s crosshairs, and Austen is Zach’s best chance at staying alive. Zach hopes the crisis will bring them closer, but Austen has every intention of walking away as soon as the danger is over.

Happily ever after isn’t for guys like Austen, but Zach is determined to show him it can be….

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Femme Faux Fatale

Dreamspun Desires

Mystery. Murder. Men in silk stockings. Hollywood nights are heating up. 

Hardboiled Los Angeles PI Cain Noble is hired by wealthy and gorgeous Camille Astor to find her husband and a priceless work of art, both of which have disappeared.

At the nightclub owned by Mr. Astor, Cain encounters the mesmerizing Lily Lavender, who has the body of a goddess and the sultry voice of an angel—but is really a young man named Riley who attracts trouble like a magnet.

What’s a private dick in the vein of LA’s bygone era and a cross-dressing burlesque starlet to do when faced with the hidden decadence and lethal dangers of the Hollywood Hills? They have their work cut out for them because they haven’t even scratched the surface of an elaborate scheme more twisted than anyone could ever have imagined.

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Cops and Comix

Murder and Mayhem

A Murder and Mayhem Short

It’s all fun and games until someone leaves a dead body on the floor.

Life for comic book store owner Alex Martin usually runs to the mundane. Sure, he has a regular influx of geeks and freaks, but for the most part, it’s a familiar weird. That all changes when he opens up Planet X Comics one morning and finds a corpse in the middle of his shop.

When Detective James Castillo is called in to investigate, Alex is torn between wanting to climb the man like a tree and giving him a wide berth. Luckily for Alex, the handsome detective is just as interested in him—as a suspect in the murder.

Previously published in Grand Adventures by Dreamspinner Press, March 2014.

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Hawaii Five Uh-Oh

Plummet to Soar

A Plummet to Soar Story

Theo Hsu is back—in Hawai‘i, that is. Following the death of his father and a brush with disaster in the icy Wisconsin winter, Theo wants to reconnect with his family, work the job he loves, and find a way to get with lifelong secret thirst-trap, HPD Detective Koa Palapiti.

Theo's a beat cop, not a detective. That doesn't stop him from wanting to solve a few mysteries about Koa… like why is he blowing hot and cold? What's going on with him and his partner, Freddie Ortiz? Will investigating a shipping magnate with shady ties to human trafficking and international espionage put Koa and Freddie in over their heads? And does Koa still have some kinkhound howling in his blood? 

Theo's halfway around the world, and right back where he started. This time he's gonna get what he came for—unless Koa’s latest murder case gets both of them first.

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Who We Truly Are

HERO Team
Enhanced World | Book Two

Enhanced: Book Two

Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.

Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he will have to do it alone. 

Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?

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Truth Will Out

Merrychurch Mysteries

A Merrychurch Mysteries Case

Jonathon de Mountford’s visit to Merrychurch village to stay with his uncle Dominic gets off to a bad start when Dominic fails to appear at the railway station. But when Jonathon finds him dead in his study, apparently as the result of a fall, everything changes. For one thing, Jonathon is the next in line to inherit the manor house. For another, he’s not so sure it was an accident, and with the help of Mike Tattersall, the owner of the village pub, Jonathon sets out to prove his theory—if he can concentrate long enough without getting distracted by the handsome Mike.

They discover an increasingly long list of people who had reason to want Dominic dead. And when events take an unexpected turn, the amateur sleuths are left bewildered. It doesn’t help that the police inspector brought in to solve the case is the last person Mike wants to see, especially when they are told to keep their noses out of police business.

In Jonathon’s case, that’s like a red rag to a bull….

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