Best Selling Books by Karina Halle

Karina Halle is the author of After All (2017), Before I Ever Met You (2017), The Play (2015), Veiled (2016), Racing the Sun (2015) and other 75 books.

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After All

release date: Jul 04, 2017
After All
After All is a STANDALONE lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance from the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You. Emmett Hill is the perfect gentleman. At least that''s what his PR team wants the world to think. Tall, handsome, and wickedly charming, Emmett is in the midst of a career comeback, having landed the role of a villain in a popular TV show. The only problem is, Emmett has come a long way from the "nice guy" characters he used to play and his old squeaky clean image is quickly being tarnished by bar fights, womanizing and bad boy behaviour. Considering he''s two years shy of forty, it''s an act he needs to drop. And fast. Enter Alyssa Martin. At twenty-eight, Alyssa is tired and ready for a change. Her job as office manager has grown stagnant and unfulfilling, while she''s become continuously frustrated with Vancouver''s lackluster dating scene, always searching for Mr. Right in a city of Mr. Wrongs. When Emmett and Alyssa''s paths cross at a mutual friend''s wedding, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, culminating in a steamy one-night stand. What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling - and run with it. Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image. Her curvy, cute and "normal" persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation, while Emmett provides Alyssa with the excitement and change her life has been lacking. The only problem is, the two fight like cats and dogs outside of the bedroom. And considering their arrangement is just for show, they shouldn''t be in the bedroom with each other anyway. Right? Try telling them that.

Before I Ever Met You

release date: May 03, 2017
Before I Ever Met You
I first met William McAlister when I was just a teenager. He was handsome, had a beautiful wife and was on the verge of success, having just joined my father as his business partner. Mr. McAlister was full of smooth charm, but back then he was barely a blip on my radar. Just a family friend. Fast forward ten years: I''m 25 years old and a single mom trying to make things right for her seven-year old son. I''ve made some mistakes, grappled with my demons and now I''m back in the city of Vancouver, getting a second chance at a better life. I''ve started by working for my father''s production company as an executive assistant. My first day on the job and I already know I could have a promising career there. That is until I see Will McAlister for the first time in a decade. Now recently divorced and as sophisticated as always, Will has gone from being my father''s friend and business partner to something so much more. We''re both older, for one thing, and he just oozes this worldly confidence and stark sexuality. Combined with his tall, muscular build and sharp suits, strong jaw and bedroom eyes, Will has turned into one hell of a distraction. A distraction I''m having a hard time staying away from, considering his office is right across from my desk and I work with him in such close proximity. But it''s just a harmless crush, right? It''s just an innocent fantasy of screwing him on his desk, right? It can''t ever be more because he''s my father''s best friend, business partner, and my boss. Right? Wrong.

The Play

release date: Nov 02, 2015
The Play
A troubled Scottish rugby player who doesn''t play by the rules. A vivacious man-eater who''s given up on love. When it comes to Lachlan and Kayla, opposites don''t just attract - they explode. From the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact and The Offer, comes The Play, a standalone spinoff and contemporary romance about taking chances and rescuing hearts. Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine until she hit her thirties and saw her best friends Stephanie and Nicola settle down with Linden and Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla to be the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put men on the backburner. That is until she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram''s cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. Lachlan is her sexual fantasy come to life - tall, tatted, and built like a Mack truck. With a steely gaze and successful rugby career back in Edinburgh, he''s the kind of man that makes her want to throw her vow right out the window. But Lachlan''s quiet and intense demeanor makes him a hard man to get to know, let alone get close to. It isn''t until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes there is so much more to this brooding macho man than what meets the eye. But even with sparks flying between the two, Lachlan can''t stay in America forever. Now, Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again. Sometimes love is a game that just needs to be played.

Veiled

release date: Aug 06, 2016
Veiled
She just wanted a normal life. He had other plans for her. Would you go through Hell for the one you love? VEILED is a STANDALONE paranormal romance and urban fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lie and The Pact. Death. It''s something that Ada Palomino has always known so well, having grown up in a house of horrors, surrounded by a family plagued by ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night. But after the sudden and tragic death of her mother two years ago, death has never felt so personal. Or so close. Now eighteen, Ada is trying to move on with her life and the last month of summer holds nothing but sunshine and promises with her first year at a Portland design school just around the bend. That is until her increasingly violent and realistic dreams, dreams of other worlds, of portals and veils where her mother is tortured and souls bleed for mercy, start to blend into reality. Ada has to lean on her older sister, Perry, to try and make sense of it all but even then, she''s never felt more alone. Then there''s Jay. Tall, handsome and deeply mysterious, Jay would be just another stranger, a familiar face on the bus, if it wasn''t for the fact that Ada has met him before. Every night. In every single dream. And the more that Ada is drawn to him in both worlds, the more she''s in danger of losing everything. Including her heart. And her very soul.

Racing the Sun

release date: Jul 28, 2015
Racing the Sun
A novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges'' bad-boy brother.

My Life in Shambles

release date: Apr 12, 2019
My Life in Shambles
My Life in Shambles is an emotional and sexy new standalone contemporary romance from the New York Times bestselling author of A Nordic King and The Pact.When Valerie Stephens made the resolution to say yes to new adventures, she never thought she''d end up in the tiny town of Shambles, fake engaged to one of Ireland''s top rugby players. But there''s a first time for everything.They say bad things happen in threes.After my boyfriend broke off our engagement, I lost my apartment, and was laid off from my job, I can definitely attest to that.They also say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.So when my two sisters invited me to ring in the new year in Ireland, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and go for it. I was going to let "saying yes" be my new resolution.Little did I know I''d spend New Year''s Eve having a hot and dirty one-night stand with Padraig McCarthy, one hell of a sexy Irishman. I also didn''t know that the brooding and intense sex god was one of Ireland''s top rugby players.A rugby player with a proposition for me: Come with him to his tiny hometown of Shambles and pretend to be his fiancé for a few days, just so that his ailing father can have some peace of mind.It sounded simple enough.It was anything but.Not when a town gets up in your business, not when the media hunts you down, not when your past comes back in the picture, not when there are real hearts and feelings at stake.Not when there are secrets that could break you.They say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.This is my life in Shambles.

The Royals Next Door

release date: Aug 31, 2021
The Royals Next Door
One of PopSugar''s Top Summer Reads of 2021! An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle. Piper Evans: elementary school teacher by day--avid romance reader and anonymous podcaster by night. She has a quiet, reclusive life, taking care of her mother, who lives with mental illness, avoiding her regrettable ex, who bartends in town, and trying to make inroads in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider. And she''s happy with how things are--really--until British royals rent the property next to hers and their brooding bodyguard decides she''s a security threat. Piper quickly realizes that one person''s fairy tale is an ordinary woman''s nightmare as a media frenzy takes over the island and each run-in with Harrison Cole is hotter and more confusing than the last. But beneath Harrison''s no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart, one that could tempt a woman who''s sworn off attachments into believing in white knights. But when Piper finds herself smack in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the island she''ll need more than Harrison''s strong arms to shield her--she''ll have to do a little rescuing herself. With careers, hearts, and friendships on the line, Piper and Harrison will have to decide what they''re willing to give up for a chance at their own happily ever after.

And with Madness Comes the Light

release date: Apr 09, 2013
And with Madness Comes the Light
The Man. The Mystery. The Madness. Dex Foray has never been anyone''s fool - until he missed his chance for happiness with Perry Palomino. Broken and alone, Dex has no choice but to rise from the ashes Perry left behind and find his own path to redemption. But nothing in Dex''s life has ever come easily, especially when there''s a dark madness waiting in the wings. Told from Dex''s POV, And With Madness Comes the Light is short story/novella that spans the time period from the end of Lying Season (Book #4) until the end of On Demon Wings (Book #5)...

Hot Shot

release date: Jan 11, 2018
Hot Shot
"Delilah Gordon has a secret. She''s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old. And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself ... Fox Nelson has a secret, too. As a wildland firefighter or ''hot shot, '' Fox heads into danger every day he''s on the job, risking all to fight wildfires that threaten ranches, forests, and thousands of lives. But while Fox''s job is only for the brave, inside he feels anything but"--Back cover.

Bold Tricks

release date: Dec 16, 2014
Bold Tricks
The third and final installment in Karina Halle''s USA Today bestselling Artists Trilogy, now available in mass market paperback. The Faster They Live, the Harder They Fall . . . Raised by con artists, Ellie Watt has a lot of crazy childhood memories-but none crazier than being scarred with acid by the demented crime boss Travis Raines. Now Ellie is a full-grown woman who lives for revenge, and Travis is a full-blown drug lord who kills for pleasure. The sadistic bastard has kidnapped her good friend Gus as well as her mother, whom he''s been holding as prized possessions in his heavily guarded lair. And Ellie has only one chance in hell of getting them out alive-using two dangerous men who love her to death . . . One is Camden McQueen, a talented tattoo artist who''s made a permanent mark on Ellie''s heart. The other is Javier Bernal, her fiery ex-lover who''s busted more than a few heads in his time. From the crime-ridden streets of Mexico City to the predatory jungles of Honduras, this unlikely trio forms an uneasy alliance in the deadliest game of all-a gun-blazing battle to the finish that will pit enemy against enemy and lover against lover. And Ellie must choose the right man to trust . . . or die. Approx. 80,000 words. Don''t miss the other titles in this edgy, sexy, action-packed contemporary romance series: Sins & Needles, Book 1 On Every Street, Book 1.5 Shooting Scars, Book 2

Winter Wishes

release date: Jan 16, 2016
Winter Wishes
Lachlan McGregor and Kayla Moore have fought hard for their happily ever after, so one would think their first Christmas together would be a piece of sugarplum cake. But even though the city of Edinburgh is absolutely magical during the holiday season and the sizzling duo has enough steam between them to make snow melt, Christmas often brings its own share of troubles. Kayla misses her mother and San Francisco while trying to adapt to life in Scotland, Lachlan struggles to stay on top of his ever-present demons (which pack more punch during the holidays) and his older brother Brigs is facing difficult memories of his own. One thing is for sure though - this will be a Christmas they''ll never forget. Note: Winter Wishes is not a standalone and takes place between the last chapter of The Play and before the Epilogue. Re-reading the last chapter of The Play may enhance your reading experience.

Where Sea Meets Sky

release date: Mar 31, 2015
Where Sea Meets Sky
"A new adult novel about an American who visits New Zealand and falls in love on his journey"--

The Offer

release date: Jun 19, 2015
The Offer
She thinks he''s an arrogant playboy. He thinks she''s an uptight prude. But he''s about to make her an offer she can''t refuse. Nicola Price used to have it all - a great career, the perfect boyfriend, an excessive shoe collection and an apartment in one of San Francisco''s best neighborhoods. But when she gets knocked up and her a**hat boyfriend leaves her high and dry, Nicola''s perfectly crafted world comes tumbling down. And stays that way. Now, Nicola is the proud single mom to a five-year old daughter and living a giant lie. She can barely afford their ghetto apartment and all the men she dates run when they hear she comes with a child. She''s struggling and scared - and nowhere near where she thought she''d be at age thirty-one. Her saving grace comes in the form of a tall, handsome and wealthy Scotsman Bram McGregor, the older brother of her friend Linden. Bram understands a thing or two about pride, so when tragic circumstances place Nicola at rock bottom, he offers them a place to live in the apartment complex he owns. It''s pretty much the perfect deal, so as long as she doesn''t mind living beside Bram, a man that, despite his generosity, seems to antagonize her at every turn. But nothing in life is free and as Nicola gets her feet back on the ground, she discovers that the enigmatic playboy may end up costing her more than she thought. She might just lose her heart. Those McGregor brothers are nothing but trouble...

Darkhouse

release date: Mar 01, 2012
Darkhouse
"There''s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she''s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twentysomething, she''s still not what you would call ''ordinary''.For one thing, there''s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there''s the fact that she sees ghosts. Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show''s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle''s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a mystery that unravels the threads of Perry''s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems."--P. 4 of cover.

Bad at Love

release date: Nov 16, 2017
Bad at Love
The ultimate STANDALONE FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS ROMANCE from the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You.She''s bad at love, but he''s even worse...Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She''s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn''t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit''s girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly. There''s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing-- they''ll date each other. On paper, it''s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.

Black Hearts

release date: Feb 23, 2017
Black Hearts
Dark, devious and deliciously dirty. Vicente Bernal is not your typical hero. And he never expected to fall in love... From a New York Times bestselling author comes a BRAND NEW darkly romantic suspense that will get your pulse racing, your thighs clenching and the pages turning. For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he''s known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he''s been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he''s not supposed to know about - a woman from his father''s checkered past - he sets out to California to find her behind his father''s back. What Vicente doesn''t expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman''s twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can''t resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he''d stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants - why shouldn''t he have Violet too? Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad. But it''s a love with tragic consequences. Both the truth - and the lies - not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives. Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers. And they''ll be paying the price with their souls. NOTE: The duet''s conclusion, DIRTY SOULS, releases March 17

The Forbidden Man

release date: Dec 11, 2019
The Forbidden Man
A reckless and irresistible soccer star. A forbidden affair that could ruin her career. The locker room has never been this steamy.Starting over was her only option.Forty-years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she''s offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This is just what she needs to leave the heartbreak and shame of Manchester behind, trading it in for the warmth and hopeful vibrancy of Madrid.He was her only desire.Alejo Albarado is rising up the ranks in his career. As the charming forward for the Real Madrid team, Alejo''s life revolves around women, parties, and being a tabloid darling, that is until the new sports therapist joins the team.Their passion could not be ignored.What starts out as a strictly professional relationship between Thalia and the young Spanish player, slowly evolves into something more. Much more.Their relationship was forbidden.But their combustible chemistry and simmering sexual tension can only go so far--should Thalia give into Alejo''s advances, she''s at risk of not only losing her job, but succumbing to a younger man will drag her through the spotlight again.Alejo might be worth that risk.Unless he breaks her heart in the process.The Forbidden Man is a full-length standalone romance. Characters from Love, in English make a cameo in this book, however The Forbidden Man is intended to be read as a STANDALONE. This book is approximately 500 pages long and was previously titled The Younger Man.

Disavow

release date: Feb 25, 2020
Disavow
From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes a seductive novel of riches, romance, and redemption. In the Dumont fashion empire, no heir has a reputation as decadent, arrogant, and ruthless as that of Pascal Dumont. Every transgression, an indecent pleasure. Every woman, a conquest. And none is more challenging than his new personal assistant, Gabrielle Caron. She''s defiant, alluring, and a mystery Pascal can''t wait to solve. A former family servant and daughter of the head maid, Gabrielle''s returned as suddenly as she left eight years ago. No longer an awkward teen, the ethereal young beauty has amassed a wealth of resolve. She''ll need it. In hire to the devilishly charming scion, she''s come back for one reason only. And she dare not whisper why. But as the nights grow more intimate at the Dumont maison, Gabrielle realizes that the last man she believed in is the one man she can trust with her secrets. For Pascal, falling in love means more than his own redemption. It could mean saving Gabrielle''s very life as they confront a dark and scandalous past...together.

Blood Orange

release date: Oct 15, 2022
Blood Orange
From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Black Sunshine and River of Shadows comes a new dark vampire romance about the vampire known as Dracula. Once there was a man who fell deeply in love with a woman he could never have. When their affair was uncovered she was brutally murdered in front of him, and he discovered he was cursed, doomed to live forever as a vampire. Over the centuries, he found his love again, and lost her again, until he was so broken he gave up on love entirely, sinking into the depths of depravity, losing his humanity. Then one day, she came back into his life. A student of music studying under him at the conservatory in Venice, Italy where he was a professor. But even though he found her beautiful and intriguing, he didn''t recognize his fated mate at all. Because this time she had to hide her true self. This time she came back as a witch, whose destiny wasn''t to love him...but to kill him. Blood Orange is a modern-day Dracula retelling about the "real-life" Dracula that inspired Bram Stoker. This is a dark vampire romance with plenty of content warnings (please check interior of book) and while it is a spinoff of The Dark Eyes Duet, it can be read as a standalone.

Sins & Needles

release date: Aug 26, 2014
Sins & Needles
There''s a Fine Line Between Sin and Salvation . . . Ellie Watt is a woman on the run. Raised by a pair of thieves who taught her the art of the grift-and pursued by a mobster who fell for her con-she hopes to find refuge at her uncle''s farm in quiet Palm Valley, California. Ellie swears she''s through with her life of crime. But before she knows it, she''s right back in the game when she meets an easy mark who''s too good-and too hot-to be true. His name is Camden McQueen. A master tattoo artist and a total inked stud, Camden is nothing like the awkward kid who crushed on Ellie back in high school. Now, as owner of the wildly successful Sins & Needles, he''s got tats to kill for, muscles to die for, and money to burn. Ellie can''t believe the transformation-and can''t resist pulling off one last con. But when Camden catches Ellie red-handed, the tables are turned. The mark becomes the master. And when the ultimate player gets played, you never know who''s going to end up on top . . .

On Demon Wings

release date: Nov 07, 2013
On Demon Wings
What happens when you no longer feel like youru00adself anymore? When fires spontaneously start-up around you, when you hear growling coming from underneath your bed, and you no longer recognise your face in the mirror. What happens then? Ghost hunter Perry Palomino doesn''t have much time to find out. Now, the evil she used to hunt is a lot closer to home. It''s inside of her, taking over her life bit-by-terrifying bit, and there''s only one person who can help her. If part of her doesn''t kill him first.

Disarm

release date: Nov 19, 2019
Disarm
Karina Halle, the New York Times bestselling author of Discretion, lifts the veil off a privileged family dynasty to reveal a wealth of secrets and dangerous obsessions. Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she''s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France''s most illustrious dynasties. But underneath the facade, Seraphine struggles to hold it all together. Besides grieving her adoptive father''s suspicious and sudden death, she also shares a tenuous role in the family business with Blaise, her in-name-only cousin. As tumultuous as their history is, he may be the only member of the deceptive Dumont family she can trust. Seraphine is a temptation Blaise can''t resist. The torch he''s carried for years still burns. It''s his secret--a quiet obsession just out of reach. Until his brother demands that he spy on the increasingly cagey Seraphine, whom their father considers a dispensable Dumont outlier. But the more Blaise watches her and the closer he gets, the more he sees Seraphine may have every right to be suspicious. And she could be the next one in danger--from his own family. As blood runs hot and hearts give in, Seraphine and Blaise have only each other. But can their love survive the secrets they''re about to uncover?

Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror #9)

release date: Aug 10, 2014
Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror #9)
**The dramatic conclusion to the Experiment in Terror Series.** Perry Palomino and Dex Foray. On their own, they''re uniquely brilliant. Together, they''re an unstoppable team. Until now. Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven''t come across an evil quite like this. An evil that has been years in the making, an evil that will stop at nothing until they, and everyone they care for, are destroyed. Dex and Perry''s love has survived a multitude of sins. But can it survive the end?

The Lie

release date: Feb 25, 2016
The Lie
"Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident and his job from his subsequent downward spiral, he''s finally moving forward, getting a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and a new life in the city. Slowly but surely, he''s pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him. Until he sees her"--Amazon.com.

Discretion

release date: Jul 23, 2019
Discretion
From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes a delicious saga of wealth, luxury, and scandal--and the wicked secrets of success behind an envied family dynasty. The Riviera means indulgence--if you''ve got money. For Sadie Reynolds, a down-on-her-luck student, the Riviera means dingy hostels and back streets. When a wrong turn puts her in jeopardy, the last thing she expects is to be saved by the most handsome stranger she''s ever locked eyes with. When she later wakes up in a luxury suite with a Mediterranean view, she''s in the tender care of her rescuer: Olivier Dumont, France''s most eligible bachelor, billionaire hotelier, and heir to the Dumont fashion fortune. Olivier also owns his reputation for scandal. But Sadie is unlike any woman he''s ever met. Her humble persona and wild innocence promise real passion. He''s promising Sadie something too: anything she wants. From Bordeaux to Cannes to Paris, Sadie''s past in America is swept away and replaced with a fantasy too good to be true. Pulled into Olivier''s orbit of wealth, glamour, and excess, Sadie discovers that the Dumont dynasty comes with a legacy of wicked secrets. And Olivier''s secrets may be the most damning of all...

Love, in English

release date: Mar 27, 2014
Love, in English
To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she''d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love. Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she''s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Spanish charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something more.

Dirty Souls

release date: Mar 20, 2017
Dirty Souls
From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes DIRTY SOULS the much-anticipated, nail-biting conclusion to Black Hearts... Violet McQueen has always been a sensitive soul. Troubled and misunderstood, she never realized her place in the world, nor her true potential...until she met Vicente Bernal. From birth, Vicente Bernal has always known his place in the world - he''s been groomed to be a ruthless king. Yet for a man whose soul has become morally bankrupt, it''s only through Violet he''s realizing the worth of someone''s heart. But at what cost? With a deadly game set in motion taking them from the stark deserts of California to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Violet and Vicente''s forbidden relationship will be put to the test. Boundaries will be pushed, lines will be crossed and souls will get very, very dirty. Because how do you choose between blood and love when both might get you killed?

Rocked Up

release date: May 21, 2017
Rocked Up
Rocked Up is a STANDALONE rockstar romance and the sexy, fun brainchild of the husband and wife writing duo, Scott Mackenzie and New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle. I''ve been watching him since I was a young girl. He didn''t notice me back then and it didn''t matter. Brad Snyder, guitarist and singer for one of the world''s greatest bands, was my entire life. My father, the CEO of Ramsey Records, takes credit for all of Brad''s success, trying to control him in the same way he''s controlled me. But I finally get an opportunity to prove myself. To be wild. To be free. Today I''m auditioning to be the replacement bass player for Brad''s band. If I get the job, I''ll go on tour and work with Brad every day, in very close proximity. There''s only one rule: he''s not allowed to touch the boss''s daughter. Remember when I said that Brad never used to notice little ol'' me? Well, Brad''s noticing me now. In a way that''s going to get us both in trouble. My name is Lael Ramsey and we all know how this will turn out.

The Swedish Prince

release date: Mar 19, 2018
The Swedish Prince
"Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three. Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my doorstep ... He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden"--Back cover.

The Pact

release date: Dec 28, 2014
The Pact
It all started with a pinky swear...Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He''s also one of Stephanie Robson''s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she''s known him.Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor''s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he''s known her.But some relationships can''t be boxed, can''t be classified, can''t be tamed.Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them were in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.It sounded like fun and games at the time but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.The pact is about to change everything.

Maverick

release date: Oct 17, 2017
Maverick
Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man - Canada''s never felt so hot! Forget playing it safe. John "Maverick" Nelson likes to live his life on the edge - literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick''s brash and bold attitude means he''s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk. When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He''ll tell you there''s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He''d rather freeze. That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge''s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations. With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick''s her boss and she didn''t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex. But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze

Donners of the Dead

release date: Feb 01, 2014
Donners of the Dead
The year is 1851 and pioneers in search of California gold are still afraid to travel on the same route as the tragic Donner party did years before. When the last wagon train to go into the Sierra Nevada mountains fails to arrive at their destination, Eve Smith, an 18-year old half-native girl with immense tracking skills is brought along with the search party, headed by an enigmatic former Texas Ranger, Jake McGraw. What they find deep in the snow-covered terrain is a terrifying consequence of cannibalism, giving new meaning to the term monster. While the search party is slowly picked off, one by one, Eve must learn to trust Jake in order to survive and prevent the monstrosities from reaching civilization.

The Royal Rogue

release date: Jul 23, 2022
The Royal Rogue
"The Royal Rogue is undeniably a scorching-hot romance, but it''s so much more -- an absolutely swoon-worthy love story that packs an emotional punch. Don''t miss this delicious, satisfying royal romance." Frolic Media Every family has a black sheep - even the royal ones. In the royal family of Denmark, that black sheep is me. Princess Stella, the scandalous divorcee, the only single mom in the family. It doesn''t bother me what people say. It''s always been me and my daughter against the world. Then that world of mine gets turned upside down. Prince Orlando of Monaco, whom the media has dubbed "The Royal Rogue" for many good reasons, comes to stay. The lewd words that leave his lips are inappropriate in any company. He seems to enjoy getting under my skin- and pretty soon, under my royal bedclothes as well. It''s just a brief but torrid affair. Full of hot, dirty sex and nothing else. Until that nothing else turns into something more, in the form of a big surprise. I thought I got that wicked royal rogue out of my system but there''s a link between us now that neither of us can ignore. A baby.

Bad Boys Ink Box Set

release date: Aug 05, 2014
Bad Boys Ink Box Set
Nobody can resist a man with muscles, attitude, and the tattoos to prove it. Now in this special three-book box set, meet the hot men whose bold, tough tats tell you their stories. SINS & NEEDLES by Karina Halle: Con artist Ellie Watt swears she''s through with her life of crime, until she meets an easy mark who''s too good-and too hot-to be true. A master tattoo artist and a total inked stud, Camden McQueen''s got tats to lust over, muscles to die for, and money to burn. But when Camden catches Ellie red-handed, the tables are turned. And when the ultimate player gets played, you never know who''s going to end up on top . . . DRAGON MINE by Jaime Rush: Elle made the mistake of a lifetime when she fell in love with the bitter enemy of her people. A Red Dragon shifter who wears the mark of his clan, the handsome Kirin was at once forbidden and irresistible. When their parents disappear, Kirin and Elle must combine his Dragon power with her magick to find the ones they loved and lost. But as their old desires flare up again, can their burning passion overcome their past-or the danger that the future holds? IN HIS COMMAND by Rie Warren: In the year 2070, the world has been annihilated and the survivors live in city centers. Despite his rebellious ink, Commander Caspar Cannon has always done everything by the book. He''s not expecting his mission to escort Company executive Nathaniel Rice to a secure location to be any different. But soon their journey becomes a minefield of sabotage, betrayal-and forbidden passion. Is it worth it for Cannon to throw away all the rules for the man who holds his heart? Approx: 234,000 words.

A Nordic King

release date: Sep 16, 2018
A Nordic King
A STANDALONE ROYAL ROMANCE from the NYT bestselling author of The Pact and The Swedish Prince. When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family. Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was. Now I''m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses. Their father is the widowed King of Denmark. And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen. Adjusting to my new life isn''t easy but the hardest part hasn''t been the girls who still grieve over the loss of their mother. It''s their father. Cold, mysterious and moody, with an icy stare that seems to penetrate your soul, King Aksel may have hired me to take care of his daughters but he wants as little to do with me as possible. Yet the longer I share these palace walls with this man, the more that I''m drawn to him. His chiseled face and sexual swagger are only part of the package. It''s in the long, intense glances at the dinner table, the way we''ll brush up against each other in the halls, the rare glimpses of the man deep inside, like the sun passing through clouds. But no matter how I feel about him, we can never be together. You think it''s bad enough being in love with your boss? Try falling in love with a king.

Lying Season

release date: Dec 12, 2011
Lying Season
Amau00adteur ghost-hunter Perry Palomino has batu00adtled ghosts, fought off skinu00adwalku00aders and skirted the fine line between life and death. But can she suru00advive bunku00ading down in Seatu00adtle for a week with her partner (and man she secretly loves) Dex and his perfect girlu00adfriend, Jennifer? And can she do so while being toru00admented by a maliu00adcious spirit from Dex''s increasu00adingly shady past? With love and life in the balu00adance, Perry must disu00adcover the truth among the lies or risk losu00ading everyu00adthing she''s ever cared about.

Shooting Scars

release date: Oct 28, 2014
Shooting Scars
From the author of the acclaimed The Pact, Love, In English and the Dirty Angels Trilogy. If you devoured the Fifty Shades trilogy and the Crossfire series, you''ll love The Artists Trilogy, a dark, explosive ride about a sexy, dangerous love triangle. The Artists Trilogy - Book Two A dangerous kind of love... When Ellie Watt offered herself to her former lover to save Camden''s life, she never imagined the twisted game Javier had planned for her. Trapped by him, Ellie is forced to commit a dangerous, heinous crime - or Javier will kill Camden. Now ex-con artist Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game...before it destroys her and the only man she ever loved. Camden McQueen can''t forget Ellie Watt. Seeking revenge and pursued by the authorities for a crime he didn''t commit, the talented tattoo artist does things he never thought himself capable of to save Ellie. Straddling the line between love and retribution, he vows to do everything in his power to get her back. But if Camden unleashes his dark side, will Ellie still love him? Don''t miss the explosive, intoxicating conclusion to The Artists Trilogy, Bold Tricks. And if you''re addicted to the wild and sexy world of Karina Halle, don''t miss her Dirty Angels Trilogy.

One Hot Italian Summer

release date: Jul 17, 2020
One Hot Italian Summer
After the death of her best friend and writing partner, Grace Harper is struggling both with grief, and with her next novel, the first one she''ll have to write alone.Fortunately, her new powerhouse agent, the formidable Jana Lee, has a solution for her. She can stay at her villa in Tuscany for a month, soak in the sunshine, relax, and find her confidence again. After all, Jana has a lot riding on Grace''s next book, and the last thing she wants is for her reputation as a "super-agent" to be tarnished.At first the villa is a dream come true for Grace - that is until Claudio Romano shows up one day with his ten-year old son, Vanni, in tow. Turns out, this is Claudio''s house, and Claudio happens to be her agent''s ex-husband from long ago. Thanks to their annual father and son bonding trip being cancelled, Claudio and Vanni are here to stay.So is Grace.With the three of them sharing the same house, Grace''s writing plans are thrown out the window. But even if she''s not pounding the keyboard, she''s still finding beauty and inspiration... in none other than Claudio. He''s unlike any man Grace has met before. He''s smart, charming, and wickedly sexy, plus a great father to Vanni. He''d be the perfect summer fling - if only he wasn''t completely off-limits.But as the hot Italian summer wears on, Grace and Claudio are destined to succumb to the heat, no matter how hard they try to resist each other. One steamy encounter with Claudio could affect Grace''s chances of starting her career over.Or he could be exactly what she needs.
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