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Fate War: Alliance by EM Havens
Love is not easy, and especially for Prince Cole and Princess Samantha. Their relationship begins with a forced marriage and only deteriorates from there. Because of the experiences in his past, Cole is determined to at least have a companionable relationship with Samantha. She makes that nearly impossible though. Over the weeks Cole draws out Sam out of her preconditioned shell and eventually into his arms. He lights a fire in her mind and her heart. Together they make sparks fly in the tinker shop and the bedroom.
Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden
Vanessa’s nearly uncontrollable hunger for pain and suffering has cost her more than she cares to explain. Losing her parents is a wound that will never heal. Watching her brother suffer in a psychiatric ward kills her. Losing Ketchup, it might have been the straw that broke her, but she has a small fragment of hope she clings to that one day she’ll have him back keeps her going. There must be a way to calm her brother, Zander’s hunger enough that he doesn’t want to kill Ketchup every time he sees him. It’s either that, or Van will have to choose between her one remaining sibling and the man she loves.
Ketchup doesn’t understand half of what Van goes through on a daily basis. He’s seen her do amazing things, scary things, but he isn’t running away. He never will. Van may not be willing to share everything about her dark past with him, but he understands more than she knows. He sees how much the burden of who she is weighs on her every day and he intends to do everything in his power to share the pain and despair she carries. Nothing she could ever tell him will make him leave. He just wishes he could make Van understand that and trust him with her secrets.
Sugar Man’s Daughter by Lucy Crowe
Nic and Santangelo refused to participate in this contest, and in fact, suggested I seek counseling in order to overcome this constant desire for the limelight. They also expressed scorn when I threatened to have Johnny Depp and Penny Lane (of “Almost Famous” fame) stand in for them – Santangelo is more muscular than Depp, and definitely more Spanish. Nic wouldn’t be caught dead in that fur coat.
And so, in frustration – and okay, I’ll admit it, partly in retaliation – I turned to Disney, and I have to say I am pleased with the results. Aladdin is, indeed, the perfect Santangelo, and should my novel ever be animated (not likely, alas, given its somewhat dark and adult content) I would love to see him in the leading role. Like my character, he is quick and bright, and has a rather questionable reputation – beneath it all, an absolute prince. Not to mention, sexy as all get-out. And Rapunzel – the perfect Nic, all golden curls and bright eyes, sweet and bad tempered, too. My character is trapped her own tower as well, figuratively speaking.
And so, ladies and gents, I offer you . . . ta-daa! . . . The Steamiest Couple!
The Destroyer Trilogy by DelSheree Gladden
Guardian Braden was sent to capture, and if necessary kill, Libby’s boyfriend, Milo. Libby is meant to destroy the world, and the Guardians are her prime enemy. Not exactly a recipe for romance, right? Well, it wouldn’t be if not for the strange force compelling these two to stay in contact. Terrified of the connection, Libby does everything she can to keep Braden at a distance, but she has to admit, that boy is persistent! And his persistence is hard to resist.
Braden has no intention of letting Libby get away from him, and it’s no longer a professional interest. His mission was to find a way to kill her. It took barely more than a few minutes watching her fight to save a friend’s life for him to know everything the Guardians had taught him about the Destroyer was a lie. Now, h’s fighting to protect her without the Guardians finding out he’s double crossed them. Braden knows protecting Libby may cost him everything, including his life, but he has no doubt it’s worth it.