I've always known I was a monster. My mother abandoned me when I was 10 years old because I have a freakish mutant disease that makes me incapable of feeling pain. I bounced from one foster family to another because too many people like to test my medical condition in a game of "try to make Ollie scream". At 16, I killed a man for taking that game too far. Two years later, I'm still on the run in Kodiak, Alaska.
For cowboy and firefighter Jake Ramsay, Christmas at Thunder Mountain Ranch is all about family, food, and celebration. Okay, and maybe a chance to run into his high school sweetheart, singer Amethyst Ferguson. Six months ago they had a scorching-hot, wild reunion - and this cowboy can't wait for another chance to play with fire.
Ashton Summers is on her way to becoming the most popular girl in school and nothing - or no one - is going to stand in her way. Especially not Luca Byron, her freak neighbor, with his tattoos, loud music, and distracting green eyes.
I was known as the traitor's daughter. When I was five years old, my father was tortured, branded with the letter Z, then beaten and left for dead. The grueling punishment for his crime was a reminder to all others who dared threaten the Russian's reign. I was the young girl left behind. A living piece of the traitorous puzzle the Russian leader tried so diligently to ignore - until I grew up. No longer could he deny how much my existence had always been intertwined with his. And in order to survive the life I was thrown into, I was forced to learn my place inside of it.
I, Sunny Lyons, am chasing my best friend's ghost. Or, at least I thought I was, until Ollie calls me on the phone and tells me to come to Anchorage, Alaska. We find her in a renovated warehouse surrounded by halflings and Hex, her father and the greatest aswang warrior who has ever lived. While trying to protect Ollie from the people who want to use her as a weapon, I stumble across a secret the halflings will kill to protect - a secret that could save the man I love.
In the far Alaskan north, there are places the winter sun cannot reach. Places where light won't shine for months. These are the places we hunt the monsters who feed on fear. So begins the Killing Season. For the next 65 days, we will face the darkness. Some will hunt the aswangs in the ever-night, but I, Ollie Andrews, am here for one purpose: to search for answers to my past. They told us to fear the arctic tundra and the monsters hiding in the deep, dark shadows.
Murder. Lies. Betrayal. I deal with those things every day. My name is Jason Avery, and I'm one of the best undercover agents in the country. I have yet to fail on a mission, which is why I've been sent to Vegas. Countless women have been abducted, tortured, only to show up dead in the middle of the night. It's my job to find out who is responsible. Unfortunately every lead sends me to a dead end - at least until Aylee McFadden shows up at my door.
Isabelle Cooper's in big, big trouble. Her flower shop? Well, it was just bought by the man she's had a crush on forever. Her new boss, Devon Donovan, is a tall glass of melt-in-your-mouth hotness. The problem? Devon is definitely not interested in love. No ifs, ands, or buds about it. Devon knows Isabelle has been crushing on him since college, but buying her business shouldn't be a problem.
When Marine-turned-rancher Cade Donovan inherits his grandfather’s grocery store, he has no choice except to return home. But there a couple of problems with that: 1) The small, gossiping town still doesn’t know the real reason Cade left 12 years ago. 2) For some reason, his grandfather added an unexpected detail to the will - Cade has to share ownership with Piper O’Riley.
The last person Ellie McDermott wanted to run into after returning to her hometown is Finn Donovan, her high-school nemesis and the guy she crossed the line from enemies to lovers with one night years ago. Now ex-military, tattooed, and still sexy as hell, Finn is a complication Ellie doesn't need - she needs to concentrate on saving her family business.
It takes a killer to catch a killer. And no one understands the motives of ruthless murderer The Sandman quite like Rhett Voss. Having spent his childhood in the shadows of the deranged lunatic, he's become an expert on the topic. Killing is in his blood, and as a hitman for hire, Voss maintains a steady diet of carnage, himself. Except lately, it's lost its appeal. Until he's enticed to track down the clever Sandman who has his sights set on Nola Tensley.
Never mess with a woman who carries a blowtorch in her backpack. Welder and artist Veronica "Flash" Redding's playful sense of evil sometimes gets the better of her. Like when her insanely handsome, wealthy, suited-up boss gave her the most sensuously wicked night of her life...then dumped her. Yep, revenge is a dish best served hot.
Have you ever seen a fireman who's so insanely sexy you'd actually consider DIY-ing a little at-home arson just so he'd show up at your front door? Dramatic, I know, but hear me out. Chiseled hot body, bright blue eyes, and the sexiest smile I've ever seen - the first time I saw Garrett Alexander in my exam room, it took everything inside me not to do something crazy like mount him during his yearly physical. Not only is he a total babe, but he's charming, hilarious, and the kind of single dad that would make your ovaries explode.
I'm an ex-stripper. A girl from a trailer park. And I married for money. Yes, I'm a gold digger, but I have my reasons. I came to Liars Island with one goal in mind, and I'm going to achieve it...or die trying.... People think they know what I'm about because of my checkered past, but I did what I had to in order to survive. And the sad truth is, I've been denied my birthright for 23 long years. Now, I'm married to a hotshot who deals in diamonds, surrounded by people who think they are smarter than me. But I'm over being undervalued.
Lucy Fairchild is a confident, successful lawyer and heiress to the Fairchild fortune. Her father thinks he can choose who she'll marry, which Lucy finds ridiculous. She might be 30 and still single, but she's perfectly capable of finding her own man. Jake Dalton owns a construction company and has built his life from nothing to something he can be proud of. His father might have once thought him a failure, but Jake has worked his entire life to banish those demons from his past.