It’s going to be the road trip from hell.
An embarrassing incident at a corporate dinner party has Josh Hawthorne scrambling to find a replacement android companion for his sociopath of a boss. Unfortunately, that model has been discontinued and the only way to find a new one is to scavenge the long-abandoned factories of the derelict Eastern Badlands. To get there and back safely, he needs help, and he finds it in the sketchiest part of Mission City.
Electronics dealer Madeline Atwood jumps at the chance to help Josh and take enough of his money to start her life over. His boss being the man responsible for her mother’s death gives her the chance to exact some very expensive payback, all the better to tweak the nose of his stuffy assistant.
But once on the road, there’s only so much they can argue over whose turn it is to drive. Working as a team to look for a vintage android that may not exist anymore has a way of bringing people together, even when they’re total opposites. And what they say about opposites attracting isn’t far from either of their minds…
All Ashlan Moone, overworked and underpaid developer extraordinaire needs to get her virtual avatar program into production is money. Lots of money. And Cameron Shepard, Chief Technological Officer of the Shepard Group and one of New York’s most eligible bachelors is just the man who can help her. Hacking into his company’s virtual gala to get his attention seems like a good idea … at the time.
Cameron should be alarmed at the security breach the beautiful party crasher presented, but he’s too intrigued by her boldness to care. Tracking her down is easy enough for someone like him and finding out that Ashlan’s a kindred spirit in hacking and virtual reality sets off a flurry of emotions that have nothing to do with business.
But a relationship is hard to do when half the couple is a billionaire and the other a cubicle drone at a rival corporation who won’t let her forget just who she works for.
The last memory Anissa Alto has is watching the destruction of the research ship Spindle by a rival scientist and being unable to do anything about it. The next thing she knows, she’s waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay one hundred years later, surrounded by a crew of xeno-archaeologists led by Dr. Benedict Sawyer.
Sawyer’s plan was simple: dig up the artifact resting in the bottom of a pit on an uninhabited planet, become an academic superstar, and never teach undergraduates again. The artifact turning out to be a woman from a neighboring star system put into stasis throws his dreams of student-free research off-kilter.
Anissa knows who destroyed the Spindle and that the perpetrator is still out there a century later. But as she and Sawyer investigate, it becomes clear that the reason for the ship’s destruction is more than a case of scientific rivalry taken to the extreme and something more sinister.
Lauren knew the risks in summoning demons, but Tal seemed so charming and helpful that she didn’t see the harm in asking him to help save her bakery. All he asked in return was a single favor, granted whenever he wanted.
Now Tal’s ready to collect.
Romance on the Go ®
All Grace wanted to do was give a shelter cat a much-needed home, and when Mittens extends a paw to her through the bars of his cage, she thinks she’s found the perfect pet.
Under the light of a full moon, Mittens transforms into Emric, a sexy sorcerer who was turned into a cat by an angry ex-girlfriend. Enraged that Emric wouldn’t give her an old grimoire that’s been in his family for generations, she’s still out there, looking for him and the spellbook.
Emric and Grace are drawn to each other with a magnetic force that surprises both of them. But before they can act on that attraction, they have to track down and destroy the grimoire before Emric’s ex can get her hands on it and unleash hell.
When Kai and Brya fled their home planet for Alliance space as teenagers, their lives took dramatically different paths: Kai joined the Alliance Fleet, and Brya found herself tangled in a smuggling operation.
Twelve years later, Brya has reformed and wants to leave that life behind, but she has one more illegal run to complete before she can. A chance encounter with Kai at Karys Station means she doesn’t have to make that last trip alone. But old feelings have a way of resurfacing when there are few ways to pass the time on board a clunky old space freighter, and Brya and Kai discover they have more than smugglers to worry about.
Does a freighter captain with a criminal past really have a chance at a future with a law-abiding Fleet officer, especially when she broke his heart years before?
The destruction of the starship Vesper leaves Commander Dom Nakobi and Ensign Cosima Platt lost in the Gold Pass System and without a way to get home. Finding a space station in the middle of nowhere seems to be the answer to their prayers, at least until they discover that it’s abandoned and directly in the path of an incoming ion storm.
With mere hours before the storm hits, Dom and Cosima race against the clock to find a way off the station. And if they only have so little time left to live anyway, what’s the harm in finding other ways to pass it?
Broke, banished from his home city, and reduced to living in a dilapidated house in the desert, Asher is stunned when the doppelgänger of a notorious singer breaks into his home. Even more incredible is her claim of escaping an underground compound just a few miles away, full of lookalikes of the world’s rich and famous.
Livvy didn’t know her entire life was a lie until she ran away from the only place she ever knew, chased by fire and weapons-toting brutes she once considered friends. She shouldn’t trust anyone, but life on the surface is just as frightening as it is fascinating. Turning down help from Asher isn’t an option, even if he is a delicious distraction she can’t afford.
But someone wants Livvy back, and will stop at nothing to find her.