Donya Lynne books in order
Donya Lynne is an American award-winning and bestselling author of paranormal romance and contemporary romance novels.
She also writes new adult, and women’s fiction.
Passionate about writing from an early age, Donya knew that she was destined to become a writer when she won a short story contest while in fourth grade.
She rose to prominence with her debut novel, Rise of the Fallen (2012), the first installment of the All the King's Men Series. The book was not only a USA Today Recommended Read, but it also won her several awards, on top of earning her a fierce fan following in paranormal romance.
Her work has so far earned two Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs), five eLit Awards, and a number of literary accolades.
A member of Romance Writers of America, Donya lives in a suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband.
Genres: Contemporary , Paranormal , Romance
- Little Things (2016)
- Suspicion (2019)
All the King's Men
- Rise of the Fallen (2012)
- Heart of the Warrior (2012)
- Micah's Calling (2012)
- Rebel Obsession (2012)
- Return of the Assassin (2013)
- All the King's Men: The Beginning (2014)
- Bound Guardian Angel (2016)
- Black (2017)
- Micah's Bride (2017)
- Raven's Gift (2019)
- Winter Heat (2012)
- Choose Me (2018)
- Covet Me (2018)
- Cherish Me (2018)
- Sushi (2020)
- Meet Me at Midnight (2020)
- Jaw Breaker (2020)
- Sacred (2020)
- Noise (2020)
- Hitting the Spot (2020)
- Show and Tell (2020)
- Finding Lacey Moon (2015)
- The Arms of Winter (2012)
- Lightning Strikes (2019)
- Savage Storm (2019)
Strong Karma Trilogy
- Good Karma (2014)
- Coming Back To You (2014)
- Full Circle (2015)
Detailed book overview
"I’ve been in love with Gunner since I was twelve. Now I’m eighteen, and it’s time for him to realize I’m not just his best friend’s little sister anymore."
For six long years, I’ve lived for when my brother’s best friend Gunner came over after school to shoot hoops in the backyard, play video games, or just hang out. I’ve hungered for every glance and smile he sent my way, and I’ve longed for him to see me as more than just his best friend’s baby sister.
I’m eighteen now. I’m not a baby anymore. Despite still being a virgin, I’m all grown up, and my feelings for Gunner have only become stronger. But when he comes home from college for Christmas break, what if he still sees the little girl I used to be? He’s staying with my family for the holidays, and I can’t stand the idea of living under the same roof with him for two weeks if he can’t see the woman I’ve become.
What I never considered was that he might already look at me that way. That he might feel the same way about me as I do about him. That he hasn’t wanted to act on his feelings because I am his best friend’s little sister. I certainly never expected him to steal secretly into my bedroom in the middle of the night and touch me the way a man was made to touch a woman.
I only hope that when the best Christmas break of my life is over and Gunner returns to college that he hasn’t completely broken my heart. Because the only thing worse than Gunner seeing me as child would be for him to fall for someone else.
“He says we’ll have the perfect life. More like the perfect lie.”
My name is Max, and in my world nothing is as it seems.
I’m a con man. One of the best.
But I’m tired of looking over my shoulder, waiting for my luck to run out. So I’m making a career change into the world of professional poker. Which is why I’m in Vegas. There’s a huge Texas Hold’em tournament at the Rio, and I plan to win it.
My best friend and business partner isn’t happy with my decision to go legit. He says he brought me into the con game and that I owe him. He’s even willing to blackmail me to keep me under his thumb.
I don’t respond well to blackmail, so this isn’t going to end the way he wants.
Then there’s the girl. Disarming eyes, innocent smile, long legs. Nash came out of nowhere and filled a void in my unworthy heart I only recently realized existed. She’s trying to make a fresh start, too. Maybe together, she and I can create a new beginning and leave our crappy pasts behind.
I’ll admit I’ve fallen hard for this girl.
Harder than I should have.
Because I, more than anyone, should know how easy it is to fall for a con.
All the King's Men
In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King’s Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.
When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah’s life, a chain reaction sets Micah’s heart on a collision course with Sam’s, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive?
Severin was born to be a warrior. Conceived as a mixed-blood when his vampire father sexually assaulted his dreck mother over two centuries ago, Severin retained the power of iron skin inherent to newborn drecks. However, Sev keeps this secret closely guarded. If it's discovered that inferior dreck blood flows in his vampire veins, it could destroy his life. And to make matters worse, his father suddenly wants to make amends for his transgressions. Sev wants nothing of his father's apology, especially now, as he contends with both an assassin who has marked Sev for blood vengeance and his overwhelming attraction to his teammate, Arion.
Arion is the son of King Bain's liaison, Gregos Savakis, who had Ari's course plotted before he was even born. But what Ari's overbearing parents wanted for him wasn't what Arion wanted for himself, and a lifetime spent fighting through one relationship after another with females from all walks of life has left him weary in his search for a mate. After a startling and erotic encounter with Sev over a month ago, Ari has begun to realize why. He's gay. And now he can't stop thinking about Sev. Arion suddenly realizes he's been forcing himself to be with females because that's what his parents expected. But what he wants is a male, and not just any male. Arion wants Severin.
Can the two overcome the secrets, prejudice, plotting, and the threat on Severin's life to find happily ever after with each other?
With the threat of Apostle behind him and Samantha’s life finally out of danger, Micah’s mating phase, known as the calling, unfurls to full strength. Unable to resist the demands of his body and the hormonal heat that drive him to propagate the vampire race, Micah loses himself in the pleasure Sam gives him, yearning for her body to receive his seed to create new life. But after what Sam has been through – barely surviving Apostle’s venomous bite, and then Micah’s own venom to counter Apostle’s and make her immortal – Micah knows Sam’s body has suffered too much to accept a child so soon.
But the desire to nest and start a family isn’t the only thing Samantha has awakened in Micah. She has also stirred Micah’s long-dormant love of domination. With Sam, Micah finds himself longing to re-open his dungeon, and Sam wants to know more about this kinky world she has heard so much about but never tried. When Micah takes Sam to a scene party to introduce her to the BDSM lifestyle, their lives are turned upside-down when Micah is asked to assist in dominating a fellow dom's submissive, only to discover the submissive is his friend, Traceon.
Throughout her journey in this new world Micah has introduced her to, Sam begins to realize several hard truths about herself and what she wants. Will Micah allow her to explore her new interests? And will the new direction in his friendship with Traceon prove to be too much and break the bonds that have begun to tie them to one another?
Former cobalt addict and AKM drug counselor, Io is a male vampire known as much for his abrasive personality as for his playboy lifestyle. In other words, he's not the likeliest to make friends and settle down. Life on the edge suits him, and he lives full throttle, making his own rules, and damn the consequences. What he wants, he takes, and what he wants now is Miriam. If only he can find a way to see her again without getting himself killed, but her father stands in the way.
Miriam is the daughter of the king. Strong-willed and defiant, she feels like a prisoner in her own home and struggles to break free from under her father’s oppressive hold. The king’s law surrounding Miriam is explicitly clear: No one touches her. Period.
In a fit of rebellion, Miriam has turned to cobalt to find relief and freedom, but now she’s a prisoner to addiction as much as to her father’s strict control. What's more, she can’t get sexy Io, who tended to her so gently as she recovered from her first overdose, off her mind. Will she ever see him again?
When Miriam overdoses a second time, she and Io are thrust back together, and all bets are off. Seeing each other was the one thing both wanted, and not even the king’s laws and threats of punishment will be enough to defuse their rebellious obsession with one another now that they’ve found each other again, even if the consequences are death.
Malek and Gina are two vampires with big problems and pasts they can't let go of. Malek has never dealt with and accepted the death of his first mate, Carmen, and Gina has never been able to let go of the pain she suffered at the hands of her first mate, an abusive half-Dacian named Arman. But now that Malek and Gina have met, they had better start getting over their pasts, and fast, because Gina is Malek's new mate, and she's on the run from a pair of Dacian hunter-assassins out for blood vengeance.
Neither Gina nor Malek are eager to see her fill the role of mate, but biology and Mother Nature don't want to hear their excuses. The longer Malek and Gina fight the bond between them, the more they will suffer. Will they be able to get over their painful pasts and accept the healing they can give to each other before it's too late, or will they wait too long and lose each other forever?
Micah Black is a vampire in trouble. He already lost one mate in the Middle Ages and barely survived her passing. Now, he's about to lose another, and this time it could kill him. Except he's not entirely convinced he has actually mated Jackson. Too many questions surround their relationship, because Jackson never returned the mating bond, which makes their pairing an anomaly. Then there's Scarlet, the mysterious and sexy exotic dancer Micah can't forget, who he saw perform for the first time the night he and Jackson met. Micah wishes for one night with Scarlet, which is not the way a mated male is supposed to behave. But for months, as Jackson has slipped further away, Micah hasn't been able to stop thinking about her. If only he had more time, he could explore how he feels for Scarlet, but with Jackson halfway out the door, Micah knows time is one luxury he doesn't have. When Jackson leaves for good and re-opens the emotional chasm Micah fell into after his first mate's death, suffering will claim him, and this time he won't survive.
In this prequel to the award-winning All the King's Men Series, readers see what occurred in the weeks leading up to the novel, Rise of the Fallen, which was the first in this exciting paranormal series that introduced readers to a new world of vampires and shifters. In Rise of the Fallen, you met Micah and the rest of the alpha males of AKM. Now, see how the pieces aligned to set Micah on his path to self-destruction and eventual resurrection in the story that readers fell in love with.
NB: This book is a prequel. Reading the first five books of the series will greatly enhance your reading experience of this book.
For almost two hundred years, Trace has searched for his mate. Now he’s met Cordray. Brash, sassy, and covered in tattoos, Cordray isn’t at all the type of female he thought his mate would be, but he can’t deny the way his body reacts every time she’s near. She calms him and sparks his desire in a way no one ever has, which terrifies him, because if she has that kind of power over him, what else is she capable of?
Cordray thinks Trace is the most exciting male she’s ever met, but she refuses to drop her guard and let him in. She loved deeply once, only to be spurned when her lover mated another. The heartbreak was so severe, she lost her ability to feel. Trace has reawakened her sense of touch, but she’s scared that if she takes another chance on love only to be rejected again, this time she’ll lose her life.
With both committed to pushing the other away, every conversation escalates into a war of words. But for these two, their arguments are just foreplay. It’s only a matter of time before their desire grows stronger than their resistance. No other has tamed Trace’s inner beast the way Cordray can. And now that he’s found her, God help anyone—or anything—that tries to take her from him.
"Micah Black thought he was the last of his bloodline. He was wrong. Dead wrong."
Micah just found out he has a brother. Ronan, the cat burglar who broke into his apartment and stole the ankh Micah had been entrusted to protect, has turned out to be none other than his own flesh and blood. But that’s not the only revelation Micah uncovers about his family. After centuries of thinking his father was killed during the war, he learns that his father is alive. Still suffering the loss of Micah’s mother, his beloved mate, but alive.
The discoveries continue to pile up as more tightly held secrets and shocking surprises come to light, upending Micah’s world, sending him into a whirlwind of emotions and memories of war, love, and death. But it’s what King Bain reveals that throws Micah for the biggest loop. One that will chart a new path for Micah’s future and change the course of the coming war between the vampires and the drecks forever.
Picking up where Bound Guardian Angel left off, BLACK gives you a glimpse of Micah as you’ve never seen him before. You will be introduced to new characters pivotal to the survival—and hearts—of the characters you’ve come to love. Aliases will be revealed, alliances will be formed, and new enemies exposed as paranormal forces converge in a battle to decide who will ultimately rule humanity.
Vampires don’t get married. They mate. But for a human, mating isn’t enough.
Micah is a mated male. To him, that’s all the evidence he needs that he and Sam belong together. But for Sam, a human, it’s not that simple. Haunted by memories of her abusive ex-husband, who she married in a small Vegas chapel without her friends and family present, Sam wants a wedding. Her dream wedding. Complete with the dress, the veil, the bouquet, and something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This time, she wants to do it right and put her painful past behind her for good.
Willing to give Sam anything she needs, Micah asks King Bain to help him plan the wedding of the century. If the big wedding with friends and family is what she wants, that’s what he’s going to give her.
And the best part is Sam has no idea.
In Micah’s Bride, you’ll find laughter and tears, along with a look at some of your favorite AKM characters who’ve come to witness the first vampire wedding and share in the festivities. But don’t be fooled, even happy affairs contain their fair share of shop talk, especially with war on the horizon and a roomful of vampire warriors chomping at the bit to take down the enemy. There’s sure to be a few discussions about what’s to come after the honeymoon that you won’t want to miss.
"She’s a beauty. He’s a beast. Only her love can make him whole."
As a lycan, Barrett is physically superior, built like a god, with movie star good looks. But he’s hindered by one small defect. He was born mute, and for a lycan, being mute is the kiss of death. Terrified that he could pass on his inability to speak to his offspring, female lycans in search of a mate pass him over every mating season, leaving him desperately alone.
Orphaned as a baby, Raven has no idea she’s a lycan. Raised as a human, she ends up marrying her college sweetheart. But after years struggling to conceive, her marriage comes to a heartbreaking end. Hoping for a fresh start, she moves west. When she meets Barrett, there’s no denying her attraction to him, or the way the odd sensations she’s been battling for weeks intensify into an aroused, dizzying frenzy anytime he’s near.
In one passionate, turbulent night, Barrett finds what he’s waited a lifetime for, even as Raven’s life unravels into a frightening new reality. When the dust settles, will what they’ve found in each other be enough to keep them together? Or will the truth be too much to overcome?
An anthology of tales that include:
Daniel B. Johns - Mirrors In The Attic.
Kimber Kahn - Fated.
CR Guiliano - Unexpected Winter.
Julie Lynn Hayes - Son of a Preacher Man.
Patricia Logan - Over the Road.
Donya Lynne - Snowed In Truth or Dare.
Ike Rose - December's Dilemma.
T.A. Webb - His Name was Harley Manfield.
Cat vs Dog by A.J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates.
Sara York - Changing Currency..
"She wants a sexy summer fling. He wants more. And he won't stop until he gets it."
Katherine Clayton, divorcée and single mother of two, just sent her kids to California to spend the summer with their father. Which means it's time to let her hair down for her annual summer fling. Unfortunately, her past four summer romances have fallen flat. If she can't find a man this summer who can fulfill her needs, this year's fling will be her last.
Well-endowed Greyson James is beyond frustrated with his sex life. Below the waist, he's more man than most women can handle, which has led to more than a few failed relationships. Then he meets Katherine. Unlike the others, she's undaunted by his size. In fact, it's his size that seems to excite her the most.
But after one mind-blowing night of passion, neither is prepared for the wicked ride fate has in store for them. When Katherine agrees to attend a business meeting on behalf of her father, with intentions of shooting down a competitor's bid to buy her company, she's shocked to find that Greyson is the prospective buyer. He has his sights set on obtaining Katherine's company, and he'll pull out all the stops to convince her to sell. Now Katherine must decide if she can trust Greyson with not only her heart, but with her company.
As the Banger Trilogy unfolds, Greyson and Katherine will wrestle with their feelings for each other, long-held family secrets will be revealed, and scandals neither could have imagined will rock them to the core. Will what they've found in each other be enough for happily ever after? Or will one passionate summer be all they share?
It’s been twenty years since Katherine’s mom died. What makes the anniversary of her death even harder this year is that Katherine just found out the man she wanted to spend her summer with, Greyson, wants to buy her company. Since she’s actually entertaining the idea, there’s no way she can have a relationship with Greyson, so she calls the whole thing off.
Greyson can’t accept that he and Katherine are already over before they even began. He’s determined to change her mind. When Katherine unknowingly joins his cycling club, he seizes the opportunity to chip away at her reservations.
When it becomes clear the intense chemistry they felt with each other that first night still exists, Katherine can’t stay away. But if they are to move forward with both their relationship, he must follow her rules, the most important of which being that no one can know they’re romantically involved, especially when they’re inking a deal between their companies. On the surface, Greyson agrees to her terms, but deep down, he has no intention of ever letting Katherine go. He’s found the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with and refuses to be just a summer fling. He’s determined to make Katherine see that they belong together, not just for the summer, but forever.
As complications sprout in Katherine’s life, her relationship with Greyson deepens in ways she never imagined. But it’s when she sees him with another woman at a mutual friend’s wedding that she realizes just how deeply her feelings for Greyson run. She’s not prepared for the powerful, jealous reaction that sends her into a tailspin of insecurity and confusion. Maybe she won’t be able to give Greyson up at the end of summer like she planned.
"If you thought you knew everything there was to know about Greyson and Katherine, think again."
After his mother re-enters his life and brings scandalous family secrets with her, Greyson's world implodes. Unable to cope with his mother's confession and the new reality it reveals, he pushes Katherine away.
Katherine had been ready to take the plunge with Greyson, so his shocking abandonment leaves her broken hearted and inconsolable. But it doesn't take long for her own family secrets to reveal a betrayal so devastating it shreds her last thread of composure.
Unable to find the strength to fight such insurmountable odds, Katherine decides it's time to put her focus back on her kids and accept that her summer fling is over, no matter how much she wanted it to continue into autumn, winter, and forever.
But Greyson isn't the type to surrender without a fight. He is determined to win her back, even if he has to push her further than he ever has. But will Katherine be so easily wooed? Especially when there are things they still don't know about each other?
"Some men get better with age, not older."
Jordan always thought dating an older man would be gross. Then a chance meeting with a provocative older man makes her reconsider. Even as they eat lunch across the room from each other, their connection is hot enough to set the air on fire.
In the weeks that follow, Gabe endlessly seduces Jordan, tempting her to the point of frustration. But even a man as patient as Gabe can hold out for only so long before he gives them what they both want, taking his seduction to its grand conclusion.
But will the passion Jordan found with Gabe flicker out after only one night? Or become an eternal flame neither can extinguish?
Written from the perspective of a woman recounting her most memorable intimate experience to a clinical psychologist conducting research for her next book, Sushi is a short but sizzling May to December romance that will leave you feeling like anything but cold fish.
"All she wanted was to impress her boss. He ended up impressing her."
It’s her senior year at Yale, and Corinne is interning for her best friend’s father over the holiday break. Harrison Devereaux is a powerful attorney, ex-senator, and widower with high-profile connections around the world. A good reference letter from him would be better than gold, so Corinne is eager to impress him.
In fact, she’s so eager that she decides to put in a late night to get caught up on her work. Except when she shows up at Harrison’s office, she finds that she’s not the only one burning the midnight oil. Harrison is working late too. Or is he?
Peering inside, what she finds shatters the image she’s held of Harrison since she was a child. She no longer sees her best friend’s intimidating father when she looks at him, she sees a virile, attractive man who sets her heart on fire.
But does Harrison still see only the child she used to be, or does he see the woman she’s become? The woman willing to risk everything to pursue what she found in his office at midnight.
"There’s big, then there’s Greyson."
Dr. O returns in Jaw Breaker with another research subject ready to tell all about the most memorable intimate experience of her life. And not even the country’s leading expert in women’s sexuality is prepared for what she’s about to hear.
Katherine isn’t made like other women, and only a man who’s packing in the meat department can scratch her itch. And not just packing, but overloaded. What most women can’t handle is exactly what she needs, and she’s all but given up on finding it.
Then she meets Greyson, and her prayers are answered. But can a good thing last?
"A wrong turn brings two broken hearts together for one unforgettable weekend. Will goodbye be forever?"
After the inability to have children ended her marriage eight years ago, Journey Monroe has turned her focus toward running her business. Marriage and children are the last things on her mind.
Fate has other plans.
After getting lost in a freak snowstorm, Journey takes a wrong turn and skids into a ditch. Mysterious mountain man “Paul” rescues her, patches up the bump on her head, and offers to let her stay with him until the storm passes and he can get her car back on the road.
Paul has experienced his own share of tragedy, losing his wife to a drunk driving accident several years ago. The loss has left him cold, lonely, and abrasive. But as Journey’s presence warms his home—and his heart—he realizes how much he’s missed a woman’s company.
Before the weekend is over, Journey and Paul will become everything the other needs. But will they recognize what they’ve found with each other in time to let fate finish the job, or will they realize only too late that Journey’s wrong turn was no accident?
Dr. O returns with a Forbidden Flowers story that will grab your heart and squeeze.
"His loud music infuriated her. His persistence annoyed her. But the way he looks at her under the stars just might break her."
At eighteen, Taylor Ann Riley took a fledgling idea and turned it into a million-dollar venture. A week later, she left her dysfunctional, cultish family and never looked back.
Free from the oppression she endured since birth, Taylor trades her pretty-princess wardrobe for one more akin to a biker’s babe, gets a tattoo, dyes her hair, and begins exploring the pleasures of men, only to be disappointed time and again. Meanwhile, she builds her company into a global brand and sells it to become one of the wealthiest women in the world.
Now Taylor has formed a new company, and she has no time for men and relationships, especially when they’ve been so dissatisfying.
Then she meets Ryker, a noisy neighbor who needs to learn some respect.
A professional athlete, Ryker recently broke off his four-year engagement after his fiancée cheated on him. Deeply burned and still not over the breakup, Ryker doesn’t want a relationship either. But after the gorgeous spitfire covered in tattoos and filled with attitude chews him out for playing his music too loud, he wants to prove that where other men have failed her, he will not just succeed, but exceed.
Ryker wants to ruin Taylor for other men. All she needs to do is let him. Will she give him the chance to prove he has what it takes to rock her world, or will she let the opportunity get away?
"She’s never known intimate pleasure. He wants to show her what she’s been missing."
Emma has had her eye on Theo for months, but she’s been hesitant to make a move. After years of frustrating relationships that led to a lot of ho-hum in the bedroom, what’s the point? She’s incapable of experiencing pleasure, so maybe she should walk away now, while she still has a shred of confidence left.
That is until she learns that Theo is a legend with the ladies. Maybe he’s just the man to unleash what has remained locked inside her for far too long.
What Emma doesn’t know is that Theo has had his eye on her, too, but too much has stood in the way between them until now. With the two of them living under the same roof while on vacation in Cabo with friends and family, Theo isn’t willing to wait any longer to show Emma how much he’s thought about her since the day they met.
Will Theo succeed where others have failed, or will Emma prove to be a shell too hard to crack?
Anything can happen in Cabo.
"He’s the most exciting man she’s ever met, but she hasn’t even seen his face."
A paralegal by day and a romance novelist by night, Jenna keeps her life carefully structured to meet her deadlines. That is, until a mysterious man with a voice made for sin misdials her number and awakens in her a rousing curiosity that disrupts the order she has so meticulously cultivated.
Warren is a man of many tastes and talents who enjoys playing games, especially with Jenna, who is eager to explore his underground lifestyle, even if only over the phone. What he likes most is her defiance, which provokes and challenges him in ways no woman has in a long time. The intrigue alone is enough to keep him calling back week after week.
When a chance meeting brings the two of them together, the game changes. Jenna must choose: play for real, or she’ll never hear from him again. There’s only one catch. If she wants to play in his world, he gives the orders, and she obeys.
Will Warren succeed at taming the willful Jenna? Does he even want to? Maybe her disobedience is exactly what they both need.
"A hot single dad. A quaint mountain town. One huge lie."
A year ago, I was an Olympic gold medalist. A superstar. Then I suffered the worst fall of my career, and my life imploded.
Unable to cope with the fallout, I disguised myself and fled to Hope Falls, a small town where nobody recognized me.
Then I met Scott. Former football star. Devastatingly handsome. Single father of the most adorable little girl in the world. And my new landlord.
Scott made me feel like a regular person again. Like an average Jane Doe instead of a celebrity.
I never intended to fall in love with him. All I wanted was to escape. To hide from the world for a while. I never meant to hurt him. I never meant to lie.
But I did fall in love, and I did lie. And when Scott learns the truth, he will be hurt. He’ll never forgive me for what I’ve done.
I’ve really screwed up and can’t see any good way out of this. It’s only a matter of time before the house of lies I’ve built to protect myself comes crashing down and I lose everything I’ve found in Hope Falls, including myself.
"He's home from the war. Now the real battle begins."
Ex-Army sniper Sam Winter is home from the war. But it wasn’t an act of heroism that got him medically discharged. After his team found out he was gay, they beat him so severely he was forced to retire. Now, at his family’s horse farm in Kentucky, Sam faces not only an uncertain future, but his father’s condemnation and prejudice, as well. The one thing he is certain about are his feelings for his best friend, Cooper Brown, who Sam has secretly been attracted to since high school.
For years, Cooper has harbored his own secret attraction for Sam. But when Sam left to join the Army, Coop never got the chance to tell Sam how he felt. Now that Sam is home, Coop doesn’t intend to make the same mistake twice.
When Coop and Sam finally reveal their secrets to one another, the bonds of friendship expand in ways neither thought possible. As his relationship with Coop grows stronger, Sam feels he is finally on course, especially when he rediscovers a new career path in photography. But when an infernal stable fire threatens the family business, shocking, long-hidden truths will be forced into the light, changing Sam’s life forever.
"One extraordinary night. Two lives moving in opposite directions. A burning desire neither will forget."
Since her mom’s mysterious disappearance eleven years ago, Rayna has suffered from paralyzing fear, making her a prisoner in her own home. But when her best friend scores tickets to the hottest New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles, Rayna is determined to overcome her phobia and go.
Cain isn’t looking for a serious relationship. He has too many secrets and is too much of a wanderer to settle down, so he’s not interested in anything more than a casual hookup. Then he meets Rayna. He can’t deny the electrifying way she piques his interest, but is their connection enough to tame his nomadic heart? Or will one unforgettable night be all they share?
The last thing Rayna expects when her path crosses Cain’s is for the sexy stranger to quiet her anxiety, steal her sense of reason, and compel her to take the biggest risk of her life and spend the night with him. Crazy? Yes. Reckless? Absolutely. But she’s never felt more alive and refuses to let the night end without seeing how far her newfound courage will take her, even if it means breaking all the rules.
"She thought he was the perfect man. Then she met his best friend."
It’s been eight months since the one-night stand that changed Rayna’s life, and she still thinks about Cain every day, making it hard to move on.
When her best friend plans a girls’ weekend in Vegas, Rayna is ready to take a leap of faith and get on with her life… until she finds herself stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. Alone, afraid, and in the middle of nowhere, the last person she expects to stop and lend a hand is the one man she’s never been able to forget. Cain. But that’s exactly who shows up, and he’s even hotter now than he was on New Year’s Eve.
Cain can’t believe his good fortune. Rayna has haunted his memories for eight long months. Now he has a chance to finish what he started, and if Rayna is game, he’s prepared to blow her mind. Because this time his best friend Storm is with him, and the pair has a salaciously unique history with women. Maybe he and Storm are just what the overly sheltered Rayna needs to truly set herself free from her tragic past.
But hearts can be fickle lovers, and none of them can predict how one night of passionate exploration will alter the bonds of friendship, proving that sometimes three really can be a crowd.
Strong Karma Trilogy
Bashful Karma Mason has been too concerned with college—and now work—to embrace her sexuality. Bullied as a child, she hides behind an unremarkable wardrobe and relegates herself to the shadows. But when her best friend convinces her to attend a charity benefit in Chicago wearing a stunning red dress that catches the eye of every man in the room, she discovers a surprising side to her personality. One that adores the spotlight but has no idea how to handle the attention.
Mark Strong, a wealthy Chicago businessman, is brimming with confidence. He’s in total control. Nothing—and no one—escapes his notice. However, Mark carries a heavy, painful burden. After finding his fiancée with another man six years ago, he’s erected a fortress around his heart, unwilling to let himself fall in love again. But when enchanting Karma snares his gaze from across the room, he has no idea she will shatter his carefully ordered life.
What starts out as a casual flirtation takes a series of surprising turns as Mark and Karma embark on a sensual journey destined by fate. Mark is driven to know Karma, understand her…educate her, and Karma is his willing student, eager to experience the pleasure he promises. But when the student becomes the teacher, Mark has to make a choice between taking another chance on love or a future alone
Karma Mason is a woman with a broken heart. Mark Strong was everything she ever wanted in a man…until he drove out of her life last summer. Now she must learn to live without him, or to at least compartmentalize her feelings so she can move on. Eventually, she takes another chance on the dating scene and meets Brad, a handsome divorcé. Maybe he doesn’t curl her toes the way Mark did, but unlike Mark, Brad has no aversion to commitment. Within months, they’re engaged, and Karma feels she’s finally put Mark behind her.
After being left at the altar seven years ago, Mark swore he would never fall in love again. Then he met Karma, who found a way inside his heart. But after spending four enchanting months with her, Mark succumbed to old fears and ended their affair before returning to Chicago. Now, he can’t stop thinking about her. He desperately wants her back, but can he give her the commitment she deserves? Torn between his heart and his mind, Mark leaves the decision to fate. If he and Karma are meant to be together, fate will bring her back to him.
But fate is a cruel mistress. When Mark is offered a job at the company where Karma works, he thinks fate has finally come through. But the ring on her finger, as well as her angry reception, aren’t what he expected. Unless Mark can convince Karma he’s back for good—for her—he will lose her forever.
In the final installment of the Strong Karma Trilogy, Mark has accepted his feelings for Karma and has found his way back to her after a year apart. Now he’s ready to pop the question and make her his wife. There’s just one problem. He’s terrified of weddings, especially his own, having been jilted once before. To make matters worse, dark memories from his past have resurfaced, demanding to be revealed. But Mark fears doing so will scare Karma away.
Karma knows Mark has a sordid history, so she doesn’t understand why he’s so hesitant to discuss his past. But as Mark unburdens his conscience, his confession takes a provocative turn. For almost eight years, he’s shelved his own desires in order to give women what they wanted. Now he wants to explore his own kinky fetishes, and he wants to explore them with Karma. Will she be able to fulfill the extreme sexual fantasies he craves?
But it’s Mark’s continued reluctance to set a wedding date that could destroy them. If he can’t figure out a way to overcome his fear, he could lose her. Will Mark be able to say good-bye to old ghosts and reach his happily ever after? Or will the past prove too much for them both to overcome?