Joam is a varnal, a shape-shifter endowed with otherworldly sexual powers. Until recently a virgin, all Joam wants to do is drive his new lover Blake, a former hustler, wild. But the hotter things get between them, the more out of control Joam’s varnal powers become.
The next thing he knows, he’s shifting without warning and drawing dangerous quantities of sexual energy from Blake, leaving his soulmate in a blissful, comatose state for days. Terrified that he will kill Blake, Joam withdraws, but Blake misunderstands the reason for this sudden distance, and fears that Joam is rejecting him for his past.
Meanwhile, all is not as it seems at the quiet farmhouse retreat where the two have found refuge after a traumatic experience in Joam’s hometown. If Joam and Blake don’t break out of their intoxicating cycle of denial and excess in time, it may be too late for both of them.
Mary Calmes - Old Loyalty, New Love
When jackal shifter Quade Danas was banished from his pack for being gay, he spent years in the military escaping his father's prejudice before returning to civilian life as a bodyguard for Roman Howell, the teenage son of a very rich man. After Roman is in an accident that leaves him physically scarred and emotionally distant, Quade is the only one who can get through to him. As Roman becomes a man, he realizes what he wants—his bodyguard by his side and in his bed. Unfortunately, Quade can’t seem to see past the kid Roman once was to the man he has become, certain Roman’s feelings are merely misplaced gratitude. But Roman knows a lot more than Quade realizes, and he’s used to persevering, no matter how many impediments life throws his way. He wants the chance to prove to Quade that he’s strong enough for a jackal alpha to call mate. Despite the decades Quade has been away, and the heartache of his father’s rejection, his inborn loyalty to the pack remains, and his abrupt departure left the jackal shifters without an alpha heir. As a psychopath shifter staking claim as alpha draws Quade back home, and Quade feels compelled to heed the call, he may be forced to make a choice he never anticipated. But doing so means he must leave Roman behind… unless somehow they find a way to make loyalty and love work together.
Mary Calmes - Fighting Instinct
Only a privileged few know L’Ange’s head of security Arman de Soto is a shifter, and even fewer know he’s been systematically killing off a pack of werewolves. The reason for this vengeance is a secret Arman trusts with no one, quite the opposite of his obvious longtime pursuit of the château’s overseer, Linus Hobbes. Despite Arman’s reputation as a loner, the only thing he needs to complete his life is Linus. Predator and prey just don’t mix—but Arman won’t give him up. Linus has lived alone for more than seven years, sheltered at L’Ange under an assumed name and hiding secrets of his own, including his terrifying attraction to the most dangerous man he’s ever met. Arman knows Linus should be afraid of the predator stalking him, but Linus is still drawn to him like a moth to a flame, no matter how much he tries to deny his instincts. It’s not until Linus’s past and Arman’s crusade exposes their secrets and opens L’Ange to attack that Arman realizes waiting any longer is a risk he just can’t take. So he’ll have to take his quest to the source of the threat in a gamble to protect L’Ange, Linus, and any future they might have together.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Wolf Who Fought for His Soul Mate
Claim or cower? Tainted by his mother's machinations, Paris Marrow blames himself for her actions and seeks redemption. The only one who believes in him is his mate, Jace Wade. However, Jace is all too aware of Paris's emotional vulnerability and is reluctant to force Paris into a connection he might not be ready for. At the same time, Paris feels unworthy of the other wolf's affection, the mistreatment and loneliness of his childhood overcoming his sense of self-respect. Even as the two wolves bond, their future remains threatened by their past. Paris and Jace embark on a quest to find Paris's mother and her warlock ally. But the warlock's plan is far more sinister than any of them expected. Paris will have to face his own fears, and fight for his soul mate. Can he find the necessary strength? Can Jace's love wipe away the doubts and pain in Paris's soul?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Demon Who Fed on a Shark
Darling or dinner? For incubus Alexis, shark-shifter Morgan is both, and so much more. But when Alexis is severely disfigured, Morgan also becomes a dream beyond his reach. After all, Alexis is a sex demon. The only thing he has to offer is his beauty, and with that gone, so is Morgan's incentive to stay by his side. Morgan knows how hard it was for Alexis to surpass the trauma of his scarring. His love for Alexis goes beyond appearances. Torn between his natural instinct to claim his mate and the desire to protect fragile Alexis, he refuses to leave the incubus. But there are still those who don't agree with the coupling between a shifter and a magical creature, and Alexis still has many secrets to reveal. Can Morgan convince Alexis of his own worth, or will they be parted by their own fears and the machinations of others?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Pixie Who Played With a Sidhe King
Spy or soulmate? When pixie Kieve shows up in the life of Sidhe king Sterling Tomacelli, he comes with a purpose and an agenda of his own. Even aware of his duty and believing his mate to be another, Sterling can’t help but be drawn to the pixie. And then, an attack on Sterling’s home reveals a growing conspiracy, but also the truth of their emotions. Unfortunately, Sterling’s problems are just beginning. As the conspiracy unfolds, their friends are gradually struck down. Chaos ensues, and Sterling finds himself facing an unexpected threat from his own heart and one from his own past. It will be up to Sterling and Kieve to mend what was broken. But against all odds, against a force so much more powerful than the two of them, can they really succeed? Or are they just pawns to be sacrificed in a game with no rules?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Vampire Who Thirsted for a Wolf
Blood slave or bonded? It is a question that has hounded vampire Kaname Yamamoto since he first saw werewolf Derek Wade. In all his years as an elder, he's never experienced such a powerful pull toward anyone. But is their connection just lust, or something more? Derek's duty as an Alpha's son binds him, keeping him from exploring his feelings for Kaname. But he cannot resist his desires, and as he returns into Kaname's embrace, he realizes he doesn't even want to. For the first time in his life, he opens his heart and trusts someone with his innermost vulnerabilities. Even as the two struggle to balance a relationship in a world that still frowns on vampire-shifter cooperation, the tentative alliance between the species is shattered by an unexpected attack. Old wounds are stirred, and Derek's relationship with Kaname is threatened. Can their bond withstand the weight of divided loyalties?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Seahorse Who Loved the Wrong Lynx
Best friend or beloved? All his life, seahorse Layton believed he loved lynx shifter Corbin. But when his body and heart reach out to Corbin's brother, Preston, instead, he is left in absolute confusion, humiliated and afraid of his own emotions. For years, Preston has known Layton is his mate. The only thing more painful than his mate choosing his brother over him is the knowledge of Layton's pain at Corbin's rejection. But then, his friendship with Layton suddenly becomes more. The knowledge that it could still be a one-time thing hurts more than Layton's platonic affection ever did. When, as a result of their passionate encounter, Layton becomes pregnant, erratic emotions explode. What will happen when the reason behind Layton's confusion is revealed? Can Preston and Layton overcome the threat on their hearts, lives, and families?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Lynx Who Purred for a Sidhe Prince
Ally or admirer? When lynx shifter Corbin Mckenna falls for Sidhe prince Winter Tomacelli, he doesn't expect being forced into a political marriage. What is more important-the happiness of two men in love, or the safety of two peoples? Years ago, Winter lost his parents to an assassination, and he knows that now, the duty to protect the Sidhe falls on his shoulders. Secretly, he is happy when a wedding with Corbin Mckenna is suggested as a solution to improve diplomatic relations between shifters and Sidhe. With one kiss, Corbin is capable of turning his entire body into flame and sweeping him off his feet. But Winter fears what a bond with him will entail for Corbin. He fears losing Corbin, like he lost his parents. To survive, their love will have to fight their duty, and an unexpected outside threat that could kill Winter. What will their future bring?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Half-Breed Who Found His Other Half
Wolf or ram? Incubus or Sidhe? Isaac and Chantay have always faced the prejudice behind these questions. Their lives are continuous battles. But one fateful meeting changes the course of their destinies forever. Isaac Wade has many people who love him. Even so, he knows none of them grasp the pain of being torn between two conflicting natures. He starts to believe that no one ever will, but he is proven wrong when his path crosses that of Chantay Arceneau. For Chantay, meeting Isaac is a surprise, one he doesn't know how to deal with. All his life, he has struggled to suppress his incubus instincts, and the sexual chemistry between him and Isaac threatens to shatter those walls. Just as unexpected circumstances cause Isaac and Chantay to mate, new enemies emerge, threatening their budding relationship. Can love defeat the prejudice and hatred trying to pry the couple apart?
Amylea Lyn - The Beast's Promise
Owen Sanders has a lot on his mind. Ever since being kidnapped from the City, he's been trying to get back in order to rescue the twin baby brothers he had been forced to leave behind. The only thing stopping him is leaving behind his newly found mate, Maltok, and the feelings he has for the other man. Katrian Co-Alpha Chief, Maltok doesn't know why his human mate refuses to bond with him. When he finds out about Owen's forgotten family, Maltok is hurt that the smaller man would keep something so important from him. Maltok agrees to help retrieve the children on one condition; Owen must agree to mate him when they return to the Village. Owen reluctantly agrees. The two men begin their journey and, on the way, learn that some misunderstandings must be resolved before they could have hope for their future. And when the City retaliates against their actions, the two men must make a decision that could save them all… And possibly destroy the City forever.
Amylea Lyn - Nature of the Beast
The City is a cold, sterile place. What lies Outside it? Raine O'Kelly has a gift. The very power of nature is his to command. When his gift lands him in trouble with the government, Raine find himself thrown into The Prison; one of the most feared punishment for those citizens who wont conform to The City's ideals. Abused, scared, and slowly dying of deprivation from the one thing his body truly needs, an accident lands him in the infirmary, which leads him to be given to The Prison’s most feared inmate… The Beast. When The Beast defends him from the guards, Raine finds himself inexplicably drawn to the misunderstood man. A man with unique abilities of his own, the Beast’s animalistic desires forms a connection between them that cannot be denied. When he learns The Beast comes from Outside the City, is Raine willing to take the chance on escape with the mysterious man? Escape wont be easy, and there are dangers waiting for them on The Outside, ready to strike at the fragile relationship between the two men. When The Beast’s past come’s to light, will Raine be able to put aside his own fears in order to fight for the life the two of them could have together? Or will he fold under the pressure? Will he get his happily ever after? Or will he become just another victim of the Nature of the Beast.
Stormy Glenn - Omega Born
For six years, Sawney Marshall was unable to claim his mate due to political maneuvering and pride boundaries. He bided his time, plotting and planning. When the call comes that Ricky is in trouble, Sawney races to save him despite the consequences. Ricardo de Luca had all but given up. It seemed like his life had been a series of heartaches, from being subjected to abuse by his pride mates to not being able to be claimed by his mate. When his father’s protection is removed and the abuse he has suffered for years escalates, Ricky despairs of ever seeing his mate again. When Sawney claims Ricky, he sets into motion a series of events that will test their bond as well as those between prides. Can he depend on his brothers to help him rescue Ricky or will he be alone as he goes after his omega born mate?
Stormy Glenn - Heart Mate
Hassan Al'Abdalha has seen his brother, Bogden, find his mate, and now his Shaikh has decided that it's his turn. Hassan was married once before and he never wants to experience that again. It was a dismal experience that left him miserable by the time his wife passed away. So Hassan comes up with a plan. He asks his brother to find him a mate like his own, a brüter, with the intention of it being a contract in name only. But fate has a funny way of messing with people's lives. The brüter that he goes to the capitol to claim turns out to be Hassan's fated mate. Rayne is also a man on the run and he runs right into Hassan's arms. If they can keep from fighting their mating, they might actually find out that they want the same things out of life—each other. Unfortunately, there are those that don't want them to find happiness together, and being in pridehome in the middle of the desert surrounded by family and warriors won't stop them from getting what they want.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Shark Who Rode a Seahorse
Sushi or soul mate? What a ridiculous question. There is no doubt in shark-shifter Byron's mind that what he feels for seahorse Skylar is genuine. But Byron is well aware of the difference between them. He is a monster, and that puts sweet-natured Skylar out of his reach. In his fear of hurting Skylar, he pushes the seahorse away. But when Skylar is attacked, Byron knows he cannot stay away from Skylar anymore. Skylar has always been searching for his soul mate, that special person he would share his life and innocence with. When he meets Byron, he instantly feels the bond between them. In Byron's power and forcefulness, he finds an anchor. But even as they attempt to build a life together, there are still many challenges ahead. When Skylar unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Byron will have to learn to deal with fatherhood and protect his new family from an unexpected threat.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Swan Who Flew After a Wolf
Mate or mistake? Twenty years back, werewolf Anson lost his first love to another man. Now, he realizes his true mate is actually his ex’s son, swan-shifter Reed. He knows that no one would ever believe his feelings for Reed are real. Wishing to protect Reed from the inevitable fallout, Anson restrains himself from claiming the swan. Reed is disheartened by his mate’s refusal, his spirit and self-confidence destroyed by his fears. He knows Anson no longer loves Reed’s father, but the rejection hurts him deeply. Anson’s injury in a previous expedition makes both men realize life is too short for doubts. They surrender to their desires, but Reed’s family doesn’t trust their unexpected bond. And then, a new interfering factor appears, the werewolf’s son, one Anson didn’t even know existed. When the boy’s mother insists Anson is really her mate, can the couple survive the challenges thrown their way?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Lynx Who Claimed the Sun
Heartthrob or hot wings? For lynx-shifter Garth Mckenna, hummingbird Nicolas is both. Without a doubt, Nicolas couldn't be hotter if he tried. He is Garth's sun, his love, and his unexpected mate. Between such different men, finding a middle ground is never easy. When Garth's two sons reject Nicolas, Garth is torn between his boys and his mate. He does not know what to do and what to believe. Nicolas doesn't remember his past, and he has kept what little he does know a secret from his new friends. Garth brings love to his life, and he is hurt when Garth's sons refuse his affection. However, sometimes, the sun is too scorching even for its children. Nicolas's mysterious past emerges to threaten his loved ones, and it might eclipse all his hopes for the future. It is up to Garth to save them from perpetual darkness.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Love He Squirreled Away
Stew or spouse? It is the dilemma werewolf Soren fights upon taking squirrel-shifter Daniel as his mate. His duty as an Alpha forces him to keep his mate a secret while his heart and his beast demand to claim Daniel. Daniel has always feared getting too close to others since a lethal disease branded him as an outcast for his kind. He dares to make an exception for Soren, despite Soren's difficult situation. Surpassing his feelings of inadequacy is a challenge, even if he knows Soren would never betray their bond. But just as Daniel starts to make new friends within the pack, there are other forces at work that do not agree to the two men's mating. A vicious attack on Soren's loved ones is pinned on Daniel, and all loyalties begin to be questioned. How long will Daniel be allowed to keep his role as Soren's spouse?
J. L. Merrow - Camwolf
To save his lover, he must become his own worst nightmare. Dr. Nick Sewell. Non-conformist. Werewolf. The first puts him at odds with his colleagues’ idea of how an All Saints College lecturer should behave. The second, bestowed upon him by an ex-boyfriend, puts him at odds with himself. There’s his tendency to change into a wolf on the full moon. And his visceral attraction to Julian Lauder, a troubled young German student. Despite his determination not to act on his desire, Nick’s brutal response to seeing Julian with another man frightens them both. At first. Then Nick learns that Julian is not only a naturally submissive werewolf, but one who has learned better how to deal with just being a werewolf. That explains the attraction, but it doesn’t make it any easier when the tables are turned, and Julian—once the student—is now teaching Nick…who still isn’t happy about conforming to the “werewolf way”. Meanwhile, reports of a strange wolf stalking the town barely register on Nick’s radar—until Julian disappears. Accusing eyes—both wolf and human—are turned toward Nick. Even with the help of friends, hope is growing as cold as the kidnapper’s trail. Unless Nick gives free rein to the wolf’s inhuman power…
Lynn Hagen - Nutter Nero
Electronics expert Nero Credence suffers from germ phobia with a touch of ADD. Add a sprinkle of OCD, and then send him to a house full of wolf shifters and watch him go. Gunnar Sadena is the most laid-back wolf you could meet. He laughs a lot and hardly ever gets angry. But Gunnar is baffled when a five foot human shows up at the front door, telling him he’s there to slay Ricky’s dinosaurs. Who the hell is Ricky, and why would he have dinosaurs? Amused, Gunnar allows the nutter to enter his home. Nero turns the pack upside down as his neurosis kicks in. At six foot five, the wolf has a hard time bowing down to this pint-size terror. Gunnar thinks the quirky man is nuts, but he’s also his mate.