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Proctor, Elaine.
The love factory

When literary writer Anna falls on hard times, she tries her hand at erotic fiction to make money, and faces an uncomfortable truth. Though she's a wife and mother of two, her stories fail to fly because she's never experienced true sexual desire. Anna turns to her friends for inspiration. As secrets and desires are revealed, she discovers more about the people close to her than she ever knew. When one of them suggests she borrow an alter ego to banish her inhibitions, a new world opens up. Yet Anna knows that she can't rely on borrowed passion and an alter ego forever. For her tales to truly sizzle, she needs to find a true love of her own. - Syndetics

James, Lorelei.
Hang tough

When Tobin Hale stepped in to stop Garnet Evans's son from railroading her out of her own home, he knew moving in with his favorite Mud Lily could be seen as strange. But nothing prepared him for the arrival of Garnet's fiery, beautiful granddaughter, Jade-or her assumption that he's up to no good. While Tobin might be the hottest man Jade Evans has ever seen, his physical attributes won't distract her from protecting her grandma from his sweet-talking ways. But the stubborn cowboy refuses to leave. Soon Jade learns Tobin is the real deal-a hardworking, fiercely loyal man and she's the one in danger of losing her heart. - Syndetics

Rose, Danielle
Lies we keep

"A powerful, sensual thriller that will keep readers deliciously on edge." ~ Library Journal. Jezebel Tate's writing career has brought her success that few experience, but when her fame shines too bright and a fan's admiration becomes obsession, she is forced into the shadows to find safety. James Blakely is running from his past. A broken man haunted by guilt-laden memories, James accepts a position as Miss Tate's private security detail--and finds himself a pawn in her game of seduction. As the threat to Jezebel's safety intensifies, so does her bond with James. - Syndetics

Davies, Kate
In at the deep end

Julia has had enough. Enough of the sex noises her roommate makes. Enough of her dead-end government job. Enough of the one-night stand who accused her of breaking his penis. The only thing she hasn't had enough of is orgasms; she hasn't had proper sex in three years. So when Julia gets invited to a warehouse party in a part of town where trendy people who have lots of sex go on a Friday night, she readily accepts. And that night she meets someone: a conceptual artist, who also happens to be a woman. Julia's sexual awakening begins; her new lesbian life is exhilarating. She finds her tribe at queer swing dancing classes, and guided by her new lover Sam, she soon discovers London's gay bars and BDSM clubs...and the complexities of polyamory. Soon it becomes clear that Sam needs to call the shots, and Julia's newfound liberation comes to bear a suspicious resemblance to entrapment... - Syndetics

Hardt, Helen.
Unhinged

Vampires are real. That fact has Nurse Erin Hamilton thinking she's headed for crazy town. Still, she can't deny the intense emotion she experiences when Dante Gabriel sinks his teeth into her neck to take her blood. She's in love, and her body responds to his bite in a way she never could have imagined. Once Dante tastes Erin's blood, he's addicted forever and cannot live without it. As they struggle to understand the mysterious bond between them and decipher the secrets of the ancient Vampyre Texts, more patients disappear from the hospital. To complicate matters, a gang of vampire thugs chasing Erin, flashbacks increasing in number and clarity, and an ominous dark energy leave Dante on the brink of becoming unhinged. Book two is series that starts with Unchained. - Syndetics

Laurenston, Shelly.
Hot and badgered

It's not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn's hotel balcony. Definitely they don't usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she's gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she's a honey badger shifter, it's too late. Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she's not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. - Syndetics

Daniels, J.
Bad for you

Shayla Perkins isn't the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean "Stitch" Molina. So when he gives her the world's biggest rejection, that's it--she's done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn't mean he's interested in her. Or does it? Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he's paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. He's tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before. Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. - Syndetics

Leigh, Lora.
Cross breed

Although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, breed Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote and human, she is revered by many--but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community...but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister's safety. The man she succumbs to surprises her by unleashing her inner animal in ways she never dreamed possible--and provokes her deep, furious rage. To Cassie's shock, he is the mate she has long awaited. Still, as dangerous enemies track her, and as the threat of all-out war between Breeds and the humans who despise them hovers in the air, they must join forces and hold fast to each other. Book 31 in the series that starts with Tempting the beast. - Syndetics

Jordan, Sophie.
Beautiful lawman

Jordan's thoroughly enjoyable fourth Devil's Rock contemporary (after All Chained Up) brings family drama to the tiny town of Sweet Hill, Tex. Tenacious Piper's parents were famously terrible, so she doesn't expect the last name Walsh to get her anything in Sweet Hill but a whole lot of trouble. Steely Sheriff Hale Walters is familiar with the Walsh family, but he doesn't let that-or the ice water Piper dumps in his lap-cloud his judgment regarding the young woman. Once he realizes his initial impression of her was wrong and his attraction to Piper intensifies, he reluctantly invokes his rule against dating women in his jurisdiction. Heat-loving readers will enjoy Hale's naughty, sexy side; he's a welcome reprieve from the usual tightly wound and inhibited sheriff character. Piper's dedication to her family balances out her rough edges. Very fulfilling! - Publisher's Weekly

Bowen, Sarina.
Brooklynaire

You'd think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You'd be wrong. For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don't know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard. When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It's what friends do. But what friends don't do is rip off each others' clothes for a single, wild night together. Now she's avoiding me. She says we're too different, and it can never happen again. So why can't we keep our hands off each other? - Syndetics

Blakely, Lauren.
The real deal

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? When April Hamilton finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she's ready to pay to play. Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He's this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He's no gigolo. Please. He's something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April's new beau. Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents' inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love? - Syndetics

Leigh, Lora.
Dagger's edge

Ivan Resnova wants nothing more than to escape his hard, brutal past. Starting over is not so easy once you've been a powerful crime boss but now, instead of being punished for his alleged crimes, Ivan fears that the one woman he can't forget is in danger of paying the price. Crimsyn "Syn" Delaney thought the danger she'd faced was over, and that she could resume her life. She never imagined it would return with a vengeance and throw her back into Ivan's world. Book two in the series that starts with Collision Point. - Syndetics

Blake, Lexi.
Order of protection

To high-end defense attorney Henry Garrison, Win Hughes is a woman he met during one of the most trying times of his life. But Win has a secret. She's actually Taylor Winston-Hughes-born to one of the wealthiest families in the country, orphaned as a child by a tragic accident. Win moves in the wealthiest circles, but her lavish lifestyle hides her pain. When her best friend is murdered in the midst of a glittering New York gala, Win's charged with the crime, and the only person in the world she wants to see is Henry. Henry is shocked at the true identity of his lover, but he can't reject the case. And yet every turn brings them closer together. And Henry must decide between making his case and saving the woman he loves... - Syndetics

Ahrnstedt, Simona.
High risk

With plenty of steamy sex scenes to warm the Arctic setting, Ahrnstedt's latest (after Falling) will entertain fans of hot romance. Ambra Vinter has never gotten over the abuse inflicted by her foster father, a terrifying evangelical minister in Kiruna, Sweden. Now she's a journalist at a leading tabloid in Stockholm. The last thing she wants is to return to Kiruna in the midst of sunless winter, even if it's to cover a major sex scandal. Ex-soldier Tom Lexington lives in the woods outside Kiruna, alone with memories of his former girlfriend Elinor and flashbacks to his near-fatal last mission. Despite an inauspicious first meeting, Tom and Ambra bond during a picnic under the Northern Lights and a sexy shared sauna. But before they can commit, they'll need to overcome their painful pasts. - Publisher's Weekly

Meader, Kate.
So over you

Meader serves up a delicious mix of sports, sexy romance, and complicated, captivating characters with her second Chicago Rebels hockey contemporary (after Irresistible You). Hockey has always been Isobel Chase's life, first as the daughter of Clifford Chase-the late hockey legend, Rebels owner, and all-around jerk-and then in her own right. Now she's running the Rebels with her sisters and trying to avoid her team's newest recruit, Vadim Petrov. Isobel has a checkered past with the gorgeous, brooding Russian. Her father blackballed him from the NHL to keep him away from Isobel, and Vadim still resents it. Isobel also still remembers her first sexual experience, in which Vadim failed to satisfy her. As they reconnect, he vows to do better this time around. Meader's erotic scenes could melt ice. - Publisher's Weekly