Stealing a diamond to save the world is the easy part.
Mishael Taylor takes comfort in speed, racing from one mission to another as Allegro, one of the Elite Operative Organization's top agents—or from one affair to another, to avoid having to think about the things she's seen and done. Cocky, confident, and used to winning, Mishael confronts her greatest challenge when she's assigned to steal the priceless Blue Star Diamond from Dutch countess Kristine Marie van der Jagt. Not only must she win a high-stakes race with Arab terrorists and Neo-Nazis, she also has to contend with a target who has somehow managed to steal her heart. Second in the romantic suspense Elite Operatives series, following the smash hit Lethal Affairs.
Stealing a diamond to save the world is the easy part.
By Ronica Black
FBI profiler Kennedy Scott battles ghosts from her past, deadly obsession, and the evil that haunts her. The Seeker.
Famed Hollywood actress Veronica Ryan arrives at a red carpet event with her wife Shawn. They are the world's most famous gay couplebeautiful, wealthy, and by all appearances, the happiest couple in the world. But things aren't always as they appear. And someone is out to dampen the parade. A shot rings out and Veronica finds herself tackled to the ground by security, her wife lying next to her in a pool of blood.
Kennedy Scott used to be the best behavioral profiler the FBI had, but she is haunted by a string of child murders no one can solve. A single quoteSeek and ye shall findwas all she had to go on. The case has eaten her alive, and after her own family is threatened by an armed intruder, Kennedy retreats to be with them. But one phone call brings her back into the game. Veronica Ryan needs her help and the path may lead to the one who haunts her. The Seeker.
By Carsen Taite
Forbidden romance coupled with high-stakes courtroom drama.
Two women meet in an alley and fulfill their mutual desire with a night of passion, neither expecting more than the few lusty hours they shared. Weeks later Morgan Bradley and Parker Casey meet again, but this time one is a law professor and the other her student. A series of events lands them in the middle of a high-profile murder trial, but the twists and turns of the case are no match for the spiral of increasing attraction as they work side by side in the defense of justice.
By D. L. Line
What happens when the right thing to do is the wrong choice for your heart?
FBI Agent Terri McKinnon always knows the right thing to do. She is a decorated officer who knows procedure like the back of her hand. She is, in a word, unflappable—until she meets Dr. Jennifer Rosenberg, a college professor with a questionable past, who may also be a key witness in a series of violent crimes. The last thing Jen wants is a by-the-book cop in her life, but fate has other plans.
Terri is drawn to the unconventional Dr. Rosenberg and the attraction appears mutual, but the rules are clear—this woman is off-limits. Can Terri's well-ordered life stand the whirlwind that is Jen Rosenberg? More importantly, can Terri protect her when Jen's past comes back to haunt her? Or will Agent McKinnon find herself On Dangerous Ground?
Two sworn enemies who can't resist each other. Something has to give.
The Blakes and the Cavenders have been going at it since 1870 and Vienna Blake keeps up the family tradition, gunning for the Cavenders at every opportunity. All the same, she's shocked when Mason Cavender confronts her in her office and accuses her of murder. Vienna has the stunningly sexual Mason thrown out by security, but she can't rid herself so easily of her powerful, instant attraction to the woman she's been groomed since childhood to destroy.
Last in a long line of "Cursed Cavenders," as the media describes them, Mason has just walked away from the small plane crash that killed her brother. Now in charge of her family's crumbling business empire, she suspects sabotage and believes beautiful, ruthless Vienna Blake is responsible. Fearing for her life and grieving for her brother, Mason hires a private investigator to get evidence she can take to the police. She is frustrated when the man finds nothing but makes the bizarre suggestion that she hire a psychic to undo the "curse" on her family. He gives her a name. Phoebe Temple. Phoebe's dreams have always centered on the victims of crimes, and she isn't surprised when the woman steps from her dreams into her life, asking for help.
Exposing family secrets always comes at a price. With passion and family honor in the balance, Mason is willing to pay her dues. But can she persuade Vienna to accept a truce before it's too late? Dark Garden brings together two powerful women who must confront the past if they want to seize the future.
The third book in the Dark Vista series.
By VK Powell
City Attorney Regan Desanto moved to town a year ago after her partner of twenty years dumped her for another woman. All she wants is to be near her ailing grandmother and to work ordinary, boring municipal cases until she can get her life back together. Beat officer Sydney Cabot is a chronic serial polyamorist who craves the adrenaline rush on and off the job. She has never wanted to be or tried to be faithful to one woman. When Syd is slapped with a wrongful death suit, Regan, the most uptight, controlling, and monogamous woman Syd has ever met, is assigned the case. Sydney doesn't trust Regan, and the feeling is mutual, but they have to work together—and what's even more of a challenge, they have to figure out how to defuse their growing attraction.
By Ali Vali
Detective Sept Savoie is a cop who thinks making a relationship work is harder than catching a serial killer, but her current case may prove her wrong.
Six months after Hurricane Katrina has devastated most of New Orleans, Detective Sept Savoie is battling the nightmare of everything the storm has taken from her when a brutalized body turns up behind one of New Orleans's most famous restaurants, run by Keegan Blanchard. The more Sept works through the clues, the more they point to Keegan, making the relationship growing between them anything but love at first sight. The first death is only the beginning, though, as the miles of deserted neighborhoods Katrina left behind provide the perfect stage for murder.
By MJ Williamz
Kyla and Echo seem to have the perfect relationship and the perfect life until someone shoots at Kyla, causing a car crash that leaves her with only fractured memories of her former life. Kyla can't believe her partner Echo is having an affair, but the police believe a love triangle is motive for murder.
Detective Pat Silverton, investigating the shooting, is not convinced by her partner Tom Magnell's theory, but she concedes her attraction to the other woman in their suspect's love triangle could be clouding her judgment—sexy, hotheaded Jenny Vasquez could tempt anyone. But would a woman kill to be with her? Or could Jenny be the shooter?
The more Kyla learns, the less certain she feels about everything—her partner's love, her own choices, and her safety. Caught between renewed passion for the woman she fell in love with years ago and the mounting evidence of betrayal, Kyla must decide whether to trust her heart or her mind. The stakes don't get any higher: someone is still trying to kill her and she has no idea why.
Love has never been more lethal.
Elite operative Domino is no stranger to peril and impossible situations. Trained all her life to be just as comfortable fighting terrorists as mixing with the gala crowd, she is proficient at playing any role necessary to accomplish her objective and believes the cause sanctifies the means. But her latest assignment to investigate journalist Hayley Ward will test more than her skills, ingenuity, and courage, because this time she faces the ultimate dilemma: a choice between loyalty and love.
First in the Elite Operatives romantic intrigue series.
All Cameron Roberts and Blair Powell want is a small intimate wedding, but the paparazzi and a domestic terrorist have other plans.
First Daughter Blair Powell and her lover Cameron Roberts, newly appointed deputy director of the Homeland Security Office, escape to a ski chalet in the Rockies after a harrowing attack by members of a domestic terrorism organization. Under orders from the White House, Blair reluctantly allows a member of the "enemy camp," investigative reporter Dana Barnett, to join her inner circle in the hopes of limiting her media exposure. Dana isn't any happier about being pulled from her coverage of the escalating conflict in the Middle East to write a society "fluff piece," although the presence of beautiful Dr. Emory Constantine does make the assignment a little more enticing.
With the nation under attack, the world on the verge of war, and their personal lives the focus of intense public scrutiny, Cam and Blair come under fire both publicly and privately when an old nemesis resurfaces intent on finishing his holy mission: to kill Blair Powell.
Seventh book in the Honor series.
By Jove Belle
Diana Collins charges at life with an irreverent comment and a right hook, but even her hard-headed attitude may not be enough to protect her heart...or her life.
As a senior investigator for a high-end insurance company, Diana searches for the person responsible for the theft of several rare weapons. Diana struggles to protect her burgeoning relationship with kindergarten teacher Cami Michaelson, as the investigation leads her into a bitter world of rage and revenge. Diana uncovers one damning piece of evidence after another that challenges everything she knows about right and wrong. She finds her hard-driving work ethic, which demands the thief be held accountable, at odds with the desire to protect her new friend, Ali Sandoval, who is caught in the center of the conflict. As Diana is drawn deeper into a dark subculture of sex, power, and death, Ali must choose between vengeance and peace as she struggles to escape with her sanity intact.
By Ali Vali
It's business as usual for crime boss Cain Casey as she maneuvers to form an alliance with the Jatibon organization and secure peace among the ruling families in New Orleans. Cain's new associate Remington Jatibon is a lot like Cain used to be—a playgirl with a passion for bedding beautiful women and an even greater passion for expanding her father's empire, on both sides of the law. When Remi meets Dallas Montgomery, a budding actress working for the studio Remi's father has just acquired, she finds that there is more to Dallas than is included in her press pages.
Meanwhile, on the home front, life is anything but routine as Cain and Emma hope to conceive another child. Little do they know an old enemy is about to surface bent on revenge on Cain, and what better way than to take what Cain values above all else—her wife.
By VK Powell
To protect or serve—a choice no detective should ever be forced to make.
Lieutenant Alex Troy is caught in the paradox of her life—to hold steadfast to her professional oath or to protect the woman she loves. Assigned to the Vice/Narcotics Division, Alex is given the dangerous but career-building mission of catching notorious and elusive drug lord Sonny Davis. She has to assemble the perfect team of officers to pursue the man suspected of killing numerous coeds—and a friend of Alex's—with the poison he peddles.
Keri Morgan is young, enthusiastic, and alive in ways that Alex can barely remember, and Keri has a reason of her own to want Sonny Davis dead. Before justice can be served, Alex and Keri are caught in a web of love, duty, vengeance, and desire that will change both their lives.
By Ronica Black
Happiness. Love. Desire.
Former homicide detective Erin McKenzie couldn't be any happier with her new life and her fiancée Elizabeth Adams--until the not so distant past comes knocking at the door. Erin's former colleague Detective Patricia Henderson--a woman both she and Liz have intimate ties to--shows up with a fresh crime scene photo that looks all too familiar. The victim is an actor who works for Liz's movie production company, and Liz had argued with the young man on more than one occasion.
Erin can't believe it's happening again. The new murder resurrects old questions, and when Liz all but sends her packing, Erin can't help but wonder what her lover is hiding. Lost, alone, and frightened, Erin is once again caught in midst of it all, and no matter how hard she fights it, she's where she never thought she'd be...deeper.
It should have been an average bust. Minimal trouble. Minimal backup.
When police detective Foster Everett witnesses the unspeakable, average becomes deadly. A cover-up ensues and Foster begins numbing herself with alcohol at a neighborhood bar. There she meets Riley Meideros, the one person strong enough to hear Foster's painful secret and not turn away. But like most secrets, Foster's refuse to stay hidden. And like even the most carefully built walls—walls that Riley effortlessly seems to breach—the barricades surrounding Foster soon begin to crumble. Fearing that she's put Riley in danger and fighting against the powerful attraction growing between them, Foster vows to uncover the truth. But someone is determined to keep the truth buried, even if it means silencing Foster and Riley permanently.
By JLee Meyer
In this exciting sequel to First Instinct, Conn Stryker and Leigh Grove have narrowly missed being killed by those whose investment scam they exposed. Still at risk, they flee to a hideaway on the Northern California coast until safety is assured. The pleasures of their new relationship and the promise of what life together could be are shadowed by the need for constant vigilance.
Their pledge to be together is shattered when Conn must try to rescue one of her mothers from a kidnapping in Pakistan. She is the only ransom the kidnappers will accept. When Leigh and Conn are separated, each must face enormous odds to survive and find each other again.
This fast-paced adventure takes our heroines on a dangerous journey from California to Paris and through the deadly streets of Karachi, Pakistan.
A one-night stand too compelling to walk away from ensnares two women in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game that begins in the courtroom and ends in a dark labyrinth of danger and desire.
Rhianna Lamb has just spent six months creating a new identity for herself to escape Werner Brigham, the man who stalked and assaulted her. When she arrives in the courtroom to take the witness stand against him, she is stunned to find herself staring at the woman she's having a fling with—none other than Julia Valiant, Brigham's hotshot defense attorney. Jules is equally shocked. Brought into the Brigham trial at the eleventh hour, she had no idea the "Kate" she's been seeing was also the plaintiff. For many reasons she has to win this case, but she also wants to win Rhianna. Her chances for that don't look good after she brutally cross-examines Rhianna and demolishes the prosecution's case. Werner Brigham is acquitted, and worse still, seems to think he can return to his old habits, this time with deadly intent.
A new game is in play, one Jules has to win. But even if she does, will Rhianna ever forgive her?
A novel of romance and betrayal in a world where love, loyalty, and honor are under siege and even friends may be enemies.
With the nation on the verge of war and the mastermind behind the assassination attempt on her lover, First Daughter Blair Powell, still at large, the last thing Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts wants is to be replaced as Blair's security chief. The President has a different mission for her, however, starting with finding the traitor within the inner circle level of the nation's security system who conspired to kill Blair. The hunt is personal for Cam on every level because her quarry is her ex-lover, Valerie Lawrence. Blair soon finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game that pits her allegiance to her best friend Diane Bleeker, Valerie's newfound love, against her loyalty to Cam. Fast-paced action culminates in a deadly standoff where life and love hang in the balance.