Danielle Shields hates being touched. In fact, any form of intimacy makes her physically ill. Herein lies the problem. For her senior photography project, she's assigned a ten picture nude introspective. How can a girl who gets sick at the sight of naked people take their picture? Running away seems like her best option until her roommate volunteers her cousin for the job. Enter Lucas Duvall, the top male model in the world. What can go wrong? With her graduation at stake, Danielle must suck it up and endure the sexy man who isn't afraid of taking off his clothes for a picture.
Twenty-three-year-old Milo McLaren hates Valentine’s Day for the simple reason that his girlfriend of three years dumped him on this day just as he was about to propose to her. A year later, he meets the mysterious Kazuhiko Takefumi, a handsome Japanese businessman with cool blue eyes who is the business partner of a designer featured in the fashion magazine he works for. There is a magnetism about Kaz that is both attractive and intimidating. When Milo finds out his ex is already engaged to someone else, he drowns his sorrow in a bottle of tequila that he shares with Kaz. This leads to them spending one hot night together, leaving Milo confused and a little more than terrified. This is his first time with a man, and he liked it. A lot. Maybe even a little too much. More than all the women he’d slept with in his life. Denying his feelings, Milo convinces himself the night in Kaz’s bed is nothing more than a fling caused by poor judgment. But when their paths keep crossing, he is confronted by his attraction to the guarded Kaz. More and more Milo can no longer ignore the truth he has been repressing, that his feelings extend beyond just sex. Only it’s not that simple. Kaz has secrets that go beyond his talents between the sheets. Secrets both deadly and cruel that plunges Milo into a world he isn't willing to be a part of.
For centuries, Lucius has gained the reputation as the best whisperer. He is known for taking more souls to the Crossroads than any other of his kind. Recently, he has been feeling a severe case of ennui. The job no longer held any thrill. After he convinces a boy to enact a school shooting against his bullies before turning the gun on himself, Lucius reaches his limit. A teleportation mishap lands him an hour away from home without hope of replenishing the energy he needs to live. Close to death, he is saved by a human named Karina—his fiery-haired angel. Out of curiosity, he follows her, intending only to observe her life. That is until she is in danger. Unable to watch her die, Lucius saves her. They soon form a bond that helps Lucius realize he may have underestimated humans and their capacity for love. Just as he begins recognizing his feelings for Karina he discovers that she is not human after all but a redeemer whose task is to steer humans away from the path suicide whisperers have led them on. In this twist on a star-crossed lovers tale, Lucius is torn between who he is and the creature who has shown him there is more to life than just being a suicide whisperer. For love, will Lucius choose to turn away from what he’s known since his creation? Or is redemption for the best of whisperers merely a pipedream?
Tamara Winters prefers fictional men to real men. She devours romance novels like she breathes air. When she is dragged by her best friend to Maverick Bay to help out at the Shore Shack during the Maverick Invitational, Tamara plans to use her free time reading. This is until she meets Xavier Solomon, heir to Solomon Fisheries and a surfing god. Maybe real men are worth checking out after all, especially the walking specimen that is Xavier Solomon. The desire he awakens in her is something her romance novels cannot duplicate. He worships her curves and shows her that real life is leagues better than any book. As Tamara begins to develop feelings for Xavier, she finds out that he is a merman who manipulated her best friend into bringing Tamara to Maverick Bay. Confused yet already trapped within the net Xavier cast, Tamara finds herself deciding between the fantasy within the pages or the fantasy of real life.
Easton Harper (18) and Riley Sanders (17) are best friends. Riley is gay. Easton is in love with him. But Riley is afraid of taking their relationship to the next level. Loving Easton means sacrificing their years of friendship if they break up. But Easton isn’t having it. He proposes that Riley give him thirty days to convince him they have a future together.
On his return to school, Knox Patterson has three goals. Catch up with school work. Find a sport because his psychologist made it a condition of his return. And find a girlfriend so he can lose his virginity. Enter Erika Hamilton, the hot new girl who also happens to be the manager of the Shields—the school’s soccer team. After scoring a goal that Knox has no memory of making during PE, she convinces him to try out in return for a date. Unfortunately for him, the date is a disaster. Coincidentally, he makes it onto the team. By some miracle, Knox keeps scoring impossible goals, which leads him to believe he’s possessed.
Christopher Wakefield hasn't come home for sixteen years and in the close-knit town of Trevor, not coming home is a big no no. It takes his assistant conspiring with his parents just to get him home for the holidays. On his first day back he runs into Sabrina Fairbanks, the girl he grew up with and has feelings for. He discovers that she is now the vet in town and runs the local animal shelter. In order to show her his feelings, he volunteers at the shelter and even helps get people to attend the Adopt-a-Thon she has organized on Christmas Eve. But despite her growing feelings for Christopher, Sabrina knows that nothing can happen between them since his life is in San Francisco. Coming home becomes more than just spending the holidays with his family for Christopher. He realizes that there is no place like home. He helps Sabrina realize her dream of expanding the shelter and convinces her that he wants to build a life with her in Trevor, where his company will be building a new research and development laboratory. PUPPY LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS is the cutest holiday novel you will ever read. Not only because there are so many cute puppies and kittens in it. Its pages are filled with fun holiday activities and finding love along the way.
In the beginning there was the light, the dark, and the void. A balance against the void, light and dark must unite. Should light and dark fail, the void swallows all. --From The Scroll of the World