The ‘Janes’ Books
Navy SEAL Zack Pritchard is home on leave determi0ned to avoid his brother’s girlfriend, Chloe La Ruse, the object of some pretty erotic fantasies. If he can just avoid her, then walk his sister down the aisle, everything will be great or so he thinks.
Unbeknownst to him, his brother, Gordy’s life is in the toilet. He’s dropped out of college, is broke and frustrated. All he wants to do is drive for NASCAR, but in the meantime he’s picked up a gig that promises quick money and is only a little illegal.
Chloe La Ruse’s life involves around graduate school. Every so often she raises her nose out of a book to notice that her boyfriend hasn’t been around in months, his family hates her, her thesis is incomplete and men only ask her out for one reason. She teaches sex education. She’s counting the days until she can leave.
Many love triangles involving thwarted ambitions, fraternal competition, drugs and racecars work out well. Unfortunately this one has some problems.
Hard-driving caterer Dori Connors finds herself in trouble when she allows Detective Grant Matthews and his partner to work undercover at a party. When the host is arrested for a series of thefts, Dori’s ex-husband, now the Assistant C
ommissioner of Police, is intent upon seeing Dori included in the arrests.
Justice is a slippery slope. Grant suspects Dori is being railroaded by her ex. He works to uncover the truth. While he is attracted to the woman, he can’t spare the time away from his sick daughter.
Grant may be drool-worthy, but he’s a cop. Dori’s experiences with the long arm of the law have left her bruised and battered.
As usual, fate has the last laugh.
Independent and successful, Lily Carmichael co-owns a booming catering business. Her dominating career allows no time for any outside involvement. No man. No dog. No life. With a hectic daily schedule, she participates in a social whirl of parties and events, but only from the sidelines.
To the world, Lily presents herself as a hardworking career woman, but late at night her sub-conscience dreams of a nameless, faceless stranger whose dedication and singular devotion to her pleasure holds her in his thrall. Night after night, he pursues her, igniting the fire yet never fulfilling the promise. Lily becomes a woman haunted by her own fantasy life.
In her own unerring way, she stumbles across the perfect solution –- a real life fantasy man, who wants no entanglements, but is willing to bring her dream to an exciting climax. The perfect man comes to her in the form of forty-six year old Marshall Caudill, a man who’s played the relationship wheel his entire life. Women may be delightful and charming, but they are strictly recreational.
However, the women in his life aren’t always quick to catch on.
Two men. One has goodness, the other only the appearance of it. Like flip sides of a coin, one represents every girl’s dream, handsome and rich. While the other lives an isolated existence, scarred and damaged from a life lived in the trenches. Both are hunters. Both are hunted. And both want the same woman.
Trust no one…except the one who walks in the dark.
Anthropology PhD candidate Lexi Harrison never bares it all when she belly dances for a strip club crowd. She doesn’t have to—she’s that good. Every performance earns money toward her degree, and restores the sense of power that her painful childhood ripped away. Something is different about tonight. A man whose silver gaze seems to touch her skin beneath her veils. When a rowdy customer crosses the line, he comes to her rescue with the speed of a falcon—complete with wings.
Mikos Tyomni has never seen anyone dance the raqs sharqi like Lexi. Trust his tormentor, Archangel Michael, to put him in close contact with the cause of his downfall: a mortal woman. Particularly this mortal woman. The Defender. He has only thirty days to win her trust before Hell’s deadliest demons attempt the mother of all prison breaks.
No matter how sexy the messenger is, Lexi’s career plans don’t include some crazy idea that she’s the last line of defense against the forces of evil. Until her university mentor’s murder leaves her holding the key to Hell. And fighting a losing battle against a passion forbidden by Heaven…
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Hit Me With Your Best Shot (urban fantasy)
Set in futuristic Earth of the 22nd century, a New Earth Constable, Sidra Elvenstri, fights to save Earth’s children from an ultra-greedy organization that sells the children as slaves. Having experienced the children’s plight, she’ll do whatever it takes to stop them. When her dying surrogate mother asks Sidra to find her missing daughter, she’ll do whatever it takes to grant the last wish of the woman who saved her from the streets. Even if it means pairing up with a lover who betrayed her and a rival operative who has more secrets than she does.
All Jade Baxter wants to do is fulfill the promise she made to her dying mother to take care of her sister, Gemma. Instead, her promise is broken when her sister is kidnapped. By aliens from a world in another galaxy. Jade vows to get Gemma back but is thwarted by Dareios Abueron, the domineering starship commander leading the mission to return Jade to her home. Two strong personalities clash when Dare stands in the way of Jade fulfilling her promise and he learns that she is the key to avenging his brother’s murder.
In a post apocalyptic world where Darwin changelings emerge from hiding and humans struggle to reclaim their former glory, Logan and Beyla – dragon and shadow thief must join forces to defeat a growing evil. Fighting a desire that flames out of their control they scramble to keep a weapon of incredible destructive power out of the hands of an enemy who would use it to conquer their world.
Leaving behind his military life to take care of his orphaned nephew, celebrating Christmas is the last thing on David Randall’s mind. When Charlee Banks is assigned a temporary “secretary”, a mis-fit for the job if there ever was one, a shattered heirloom ornament, a little boy’s tears and a strong Marine’s broken heart has her realizing there’s one Christmas proposal she’d better get right.
Dr. Dana Murphy has everything a physician can want. Everything except the one thing she can’t get back. When she’s diagnosed with a degenerative condition that threatens the career she loves, and her husband discovers he has a teenage daughter, it all begins to unravel. When her crazy mother and sister come to stay, in the chaos that follows, she scrambles to scotch tape her life back together and instead finds herself on the brink of losing everything she holds dear.
All Benjamin Quincy wants is to make a stable home for his ten year old daughter in the town he grew up in and left in bitter disappointment. Young and hot headed, he made a mistake. Eleven years later, he’s a divorced, single dad with a troubled child, and a lot to make up for.
Sydney Marshall has finally snagged the perfect job at a coveted travel magazine in New York. Does she care that her ex has returned to the tiny town of Rosewood with a precious daughter who’s not hers? Does it matter that every time he comes near, her heat flutters madly like in the old days? No! Her bags are packed; plane tickets are stashed in her carry on bag; the adventure of a lifetime is about to begin.
There’s only one problem. Life and Rosewood have a penchant for interfering in the best laid plans.
Ten years before Madrid, Jane Donovan is a kid growing up in an orphanage and looking for the family she’s never had. Flirting with the wrong side of the law, she has a choice to make. Live her mother’s doomed life or get off the streets. Finding the courage to reach for her dreams isn’t easy, but in the end, will she take the road that will give her everything she’s always wanted?
Stella Carmichael can’t believe her life with her husband, though not always perfect, is over. All she wants is to shut herself away in their too empty house and turn her back on the world she’s quite certain will go on happily without her.
Thanks to her interfering daughters, she’s exiled to London. Instead of licking her wounds in solitude, Stella’s babysitting a rebellious teenager and having to make sense of her life thousands of miles from home. Repairing her family’s fragile relationships is not an easy task. While getting to know her sullen granddaughter, meeting new friends, and embarking on an unexpected flirtation, she discovers family is a gift; and living, something to be treasured.
There’s no place like home, and to Gunnery Sergeant Jane Donovan, home is the US Marine Corps, until she makes a mistake. A tragic mistake that costs an orphaned kid from the poorest part of Madrid his life. Now, because of a little insubordination and disorderly conduct on her part, she’s about to lose the one thing she values most, leaving her with only one option. Put her future in the hands of Dr. Chase Russell, or become a civilian. The choice is hers.
Chase Russell has royally screwed up. Busy chasing a lucrative book deal that would legitimize his theories about treating war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and let’s face it, give him a certain amount of fame too, he missed a client’s cry for help and subsequent admission to the hospital for a failed drug overdose. In the aftermath, he leaves his lucrative practice in Chicago to start over on a lovely, neglected Central Oregon ranch, looking for the peace and sanctuary he craves.
When the Marine arrives, nursing a cranky hip and an even crankier disposition, he wants nothing to do with her, but the fun is just beginning. Between helping two runaway kids, and taking the stubborn Marine through play therapy, what’s an ex-counselor to do, but make sure this hero finds her way home.