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Shades Of Desire, 10 Sweet & Spicy Romances ,from USA Today, Bestselling and Award -winning Authors.

**Shades of Desire**
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Ten titillating tales from USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of the freshest voices in romance. From spicy secrets to sweet second chances. Come find your perfect shade of desire.

J.A. Coffey – Bestselling Author
Divorced certified fraud examiner Jessica Barlow catches liars for a living. Sparks fly when she’s assigned to investigate a dating website owned by a man determined to guarantee she finds love—even if he has to pretend to be a client!

Wendy Ely – USA Today Bestselling Author
Sometimes good men are taught to do evil things and it takes the strength of a sheltered woman to make things right. When Gabi learns of her father, she is asked to leave for her own safety. Fine. She’ll go… but she is taking her secret love with her, even if it’s at gun-point.

Dorothy Callahan – Bestselling Author
Jess never forgot her first kiss, especially since it came from the guy who taught her everything she knows about antiques, her livelihood. But if she wins the priceless inheritance, Jess will risk losing Darius Covington all over again.  

Diane Escalera – Bestselling Author
Shay LaCosta screwed up a damn good marriage. Now she's on a mission to get a little submission, and get her hunky husband back in her bed.

Lena Hart – Bestselling Author
Athena Lewis has a sharp mind and an even sharper attitude. Except when it comes to “Davie,” the only man who’s ever truly made her feel safe. Yet to protect the only family she has left, she must embark on a mission that goes against everything she believes in—and that includes using the last trick she has left.  Her body.

Chanta Rand – Bestselling Author and Debut Author of the Year
Thrown together for ninety days by a spiteful judge, womanizing attorney, Cayson Sullivan and street-smart hustler, Destiny Jackson find the only thing they can agree on is their red-hot attraction for each other.

Emma Leigh Reed
Pregnant and running from her abusive boyfriend, Chloe Wilder takes refuge in the sleepy coastal town of Arden. Police chief, Jayden Peterson, thinks the worst crime that could happen in Arden is jaywalking. Could the real danger be the two of them falling for each other?

Cindy Stark – Bestselling Author
Battle-worn soldier, Jerry returns home intending to avoid his ex-fiancée. The shrapnel that wounded him pales in comparison to the gash she left in his heart. Kimber lost everything when she broke off her engagement, and she’ll fight to win him back.

Valerie Twombly – Bestselling Author
Armand has lost everything. His magic and his freedom are taken when an evil curse is placed on the Jinn, but a newcomer to town may be his savior. When evil emerges from the shadows, Makayla learns she must choose between her mortality and Armand’s freedom.

Kristina Knight – Bestselling Author
Dumped by her celebrity boyfriend, unlucky-in-love author Casey Cash needs a break. But, between the male escort trying to get into her bed and the tabloid reporter intent on getting her story, Casey might have been smarter to stay in New York...


“One of the most descriptive, steamiest foreplay scenes that I have ever encountered!” —Brittany, book blogger & Goodreads reviewer

It began quickly and almost immediately, the story had me in suspense. Whether I was hoping for Gabrielle's safe escape to her father's cabin, and for her and Mikolas to get together, I was on the edge of my seat."
—Isabella from Chick Lit Goddess Reviews

“I've never read a romance where the two main characters were more perfect for each other."
Print and Film Fan

"Diane Escalera cranks up the heat and gives a story sizzling with seduction and chemistry between her characters."
—Book Lovers, Inc.

"The passion between the main characters is FIYAH, and they are relatable!"
Amazon Reviewer

“The sexual tension in this book is incredible. These are real people, and it is as if they could walk right off the pages and into the real world!”
—Rose, Amazon Reviewer

“The book had me sharing emotions with the characters and had my heart racing the whole time. I called it "criminal minds in a book".

"Powerfully sweet story of love, hurt and forgiveness."
—Vo Pov, Amazon Reviewer 

“This book was steamy, sexy, raw with a side of chocolate dipped cherries on top!  I finished reading this book in record time it was so damn juicy!”
--Paranormaly Yours

"Mr. Right Now packs a lot of story into 50,000 words—it demands attention. Steaming sex scenes, humor and memorable characters.”
—Reader review on Amazon & Goodreads


I am sorry but I have not finished the whole set yet ,but here are the ones that I have read. 

Liar, Liar.
By J.A. Coffey
Jess is a fraud investigator. Her first solo assignment is Lovelines, an online dating service. Lovelines guarantees a match or your money back. Jess must find out all she can before the case comes to arbitration.  She has to tell her boss that she is already using Lovelines for herself.
Matt is the CEO of the dating site and the one who designed the matching system. From the profile Jess filled out,  he suspects she might just be investigating them..
He pretends to be one of the suitable matches for Jess.
All her life Jess has been around men who deceive, her mother's husband and even her own ex.husband. Liars are the one thing she hates most.
A fun, sexy story with a moral behind it. Do not tell lies. Matt is a hero that is very easy to love. Jess comes over as a little too innocent. 

Dangerous Flames
Mafia Hearts #1
Wendy Ely.
Gabrielle is the daughter of a Mafia boss in Las Vegas. When she was a teenager her father sent her away to Italy.  Now she is home and running her own boutique, but she wants more out of life. She wants to work for the Family.
Mikolas is a hitman for the Family, and hates his job. His father is the right-hand man to the boss, and Mik has been groomed for the job he does. He wants out, but he also wants the bosses daughter.
When Gabi takes things into her own hands to get what she wants.
This story kept me wondering how it could possibly turn out right. They have so much going against them.   I even found myself rooting for the Boss.

A Decade For Darius.
By Dorothy Callahan.
I loved this story, but it is very hard for me to describe it without giving spoilers.
Seventeen year old Darius is at a ball given by his American uncle Oliver. He spends a wonderful evening showing a young girl the antiques that he loves in the house. When his father ruins everything by dragging him away from the worthless wench.
Jess has built up a thriving business.  From that fateful night ten years ago when a handsome boy introduced her to the world of beautiful antiques.
Those ten years have made a lot of changes to both their lives. Now since uncle Oliver's death, and surprising last will, they must face each other and come to terms with difficult decisions.
A lot of humour and exciting danger. And I certainly did not see that ending coming.

Still Hot For You.
By Diane Escalera.
Shay and Dylan's marriage has hit a rocky spot, they both still love each other, but can't seem to communicate anymore.
They need to get back to the reason they got married.
This is a nicely written story, but just not really my style. No mystery or adventure. 

His Bedpost Queen.
By Lena Hart.
Athena and her brother were orphaned young. Her brother has done business best, but they live of on sideline of one of the Families in Las Vegas. One of the older boys has always helped to keep her safe, but now he is leaving.
Ten years later and her brother is in trouble (again) and to help him out she must steal from one of the casinos.
David is the owner of the casino, and also the one Athena had a crush on as a teenager. David is the bastard son to one of the Dons but has made his own life away from crime. He knows someone is trying to steal from him, but not what they want or who it is.
This is quite a light hearted and sexy read. It is part of a series and should tempt you into reading it.

Resisting Destiny.
By Chanta Rand.
Cayson Sullivan is taking his turn at night court, to get in the required amount of pro -bono work his firm insist on. He ends up on a shop lifting case,  in front of a judge who has a good reason to hate him. 
Destiny Jackson has been set up. Finding herself in danger of going to jail. 
She has no idea that this will be the night that will change her life for ever. 
An entertaining story about two people who could not be more different,  discovering there is much more for them to learn about the real world. 

Trusting Love.
By Emma Leigh Reed.
Chloe is running from an abusive relationship. She is terrified of trusting anyone,  but there is more than just herself to protect now. 
Jayden is the police chief in a small town. He had a bad experience when he was serving on a big city force. He is not sure he is up to the task of protecting anyone. 

A good bit of danger for a very vulnerable young woman, who has to learn there are some good men in this world. A man who need to get over the past and trust himself.

An Aspen Series Novella 
Prequel to Relentless 
By Cindy Stark 
Sorry this one just did not hold my interest. 
A Jinn's. Seduction
Valerie Twombley 
This one is a paranormal romance. 
Kayla is an author, who since her divorce has lost her Muse. She has not been able to write at all. Her best friend suggests a holiday in Spain and getting laid might help. After all if you haven't had sex in the last two.years how can you be in the mood to write sexy scenes?  
When Kayla gets to the Spanish village and the local celebrity welcomes her, she believes her friend might just be right. 
Armand is a Jinn who has been cursed by a vindictive female Jinn.  He has no powers but is still immortal. He has also had to stay in the same area on the mortal plane for a thousand years. When he meets the latest visitor to his village it stirs up the magic, but also the danger.
A magical romance with action and the heat of the Spanish nights.


Mr Right Now 
By Kristina Knight. 
Casey Cash is known as Miss Romance,  she writes books to help people put the romance back in their love lives. Her problem is her own love life has just blown apart all over the tabloid press. She wants to sulk hidden away, but her agent has persuaded her to take a cruise and enjoy all that it might offer. 
Her agent has organized a surprise to be waiting on board.
Mason is a journalist, who has lost his credibility.  He was fired from his last job and must now write for a tabloid on fluff pieces. He goes on the same cruise to write a story on the sex guru's latest book. Before he gets a chance to interview her his editor changes the type of story he wants. 
A sexy romp on a love boat. With our poor heroine in a state of almost constant chaos. Who is on her side a d who just wants to ruin her career. A light hearted,  enjoyable read. 

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