Unlocking Dreams: (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) A Flipping Love Story, Book 1
A dream house. A dream man. And a nightmare that could destroy everything.
Six years after Isabella Harper’s unscrupulous boss destroyed her real estate career, her house-flipping business is on the brink of success–or it would be, if her main competition, sexy ex-SEAL Ian Parker, wasn’t outbidding her on every promising flip in town.
Finally, she lands a neglected Victorian home that will fix her ruined reputation. Except a persistent vandal threatens to derail her tight schedule and even tighter budget. Plus, Ian inexplicably starts showing up, offering to help. And making her heart hammer with desire.
It’s not just profits that drives Ian to keep plenty of flippable houses his renovation pipeline. Working himself to exhaustion keeps his deployment nightmares at bay. But letting Bella win that house is worth the smile she aims at him…and now he can’t get enough of it. Or her.
As they work side by side, Ian dares to hope he’s close to bidding his heart goodbye. But when Bella suddenly disappears, his nightmare takes on a new face. Hers…if he doesn’t reach her in time to save her from a threat no one saw coming.
Buy the Book
No escape. No turning back. And no resisting a storm of desire…
When Reno Arjona surfaces from a dive to discover he and his boss’s woman have been left behind, he knows one thing: he’s on his own. His undercover mission to bring down Vasco, a notorious Colombian drug lord, is too important to risk blowing his cover.
Once he tows Lacey Manning through miles of stormy ocean to a deserted island, all they have to do is wait. Because Lacey belongs to Vasco, and Vasco always comes for what’s his.
Since the moment she accepted Vasco’s friendly invitation for a drink, Lacey has lived in terror, an unwilling “guest” watched day and night. Only in her bodyguard’s arms, she feels safe. And on the island, there are no distractions from the forbidden sexual tension between them…
But the storm is only the start of the danger they’re in. And the only way to save Lacey may be to break his silence—and pray that when the bullets start flying, it won’t be friendly fire that destroys their hearts.
Author web site: Melissa Combs
Blurb services: The Blurb Wizard
One empty bus seat. Two aching hearts. A future written by Fate…
When Raquelita Muro’s overbearing mother rips her and her little sister away from their beloved Papa, one tiny, rebellious corner of Raquelita’s heart is grateful that the bus is crowded, and the only seat left is out of Mama’s sight. Next to a handsome young man.
Michael Buchanan’s beautiful traveling companion is more than something pretty to look at before he ships out for Viet Nam. Deep in her sad, whisky-colored eyes he glimpses a new dream to replace the ones he’s leaving behind. It breaks his heart to leave Raquelita in her tyrannical mother’s hands, but she gifts him with a token of love and a tender promise to exchange letters in secret.
But their first, shy “hello” has reached the ears of Fate. Fate is in the mood to see how far it can push two lonely hearts—to the brink of temptation, desperation, and despair—before they break. Perhaps beyond any hope of healing…
Author web site: Victoria Saccenti
Blurb and tagline: The Blurb Wizard
This pot of gold could hold more than they bargained for…
Grand. Just grand. Clara Donovan’s failure to keep her brother from going off the rails—again—is a public spectacle. Including a handsome stranger who puts down his guitar case to help her talk Seamus down from Farthing’s tallest bridge.
Everything about Danny Brady reminds Clara how many times she swore she’ll never again be that pathetic, weak woman who got taken in by a good-looking man. Especially when, the next day, she walks into a new coffee shop in her little Irish town and discovers Danny’s secret.
Danny didn’t lie—technically—about his coffee shop chain. He’s just tired of women going after him for his wealth. Clara is a graceful, fiercely loyal, non-Irish Irish damsel in distress, a combination that tugs at his heart. A heart that’s spent its share of time in pieces.
Danny has never hesitated to go after what he wants, but melting Clara’s defenses will take more than hot tea and charm. He’ll have to prove he’s made of stronger stuff—even when her past threatens to tear her carefully reconstructed world to shreds.
Author web site: Josie Riviera
Blurb and tagline by The Blurb Wizard
Is his love her safe place to land…or just smoke and mirrors?
Grace Owens danced her feet bloody to become the finest en pointe prodigy of her generation, but the only accolade she longed for—her father’s approval—never came. Finally, broken and defeated, she cut ties and fled to London to live life on her own terms.
Now, after four years as an actress in London’s smaller theatres, a last-minute production change lands her right where she never wanted to be again. Front and center in the ballet—and back in toe shoes.
From his perch on the catwalks, machinist and stagecraft illusionist Isaac Caird can’t take his eyes off Grace. A woman who wears men’s clothing, but not as a disguise. An exquisite beauty who doesn’t keep a lover. A skilled dancer who clearly hates every pirouette.
The perfect lines of her delicate body inspire him to create a new illusion—with her as the centerpiece—that will guarantee sold-out shows. Maybe even attract a royal’s patronage. But first he has to get her to look at him. And convince her the danger is minimal—especially within the circle of his arms.
Author web site: Tess Bowery
Blurb and tagline by The Blurb Wizard
He’s a vampire with a story. She’s a woman with a past.
Izzie has dedicated years to distancing herself from her personal ghosts. Every night she faces monsters most people don’t believe exist, and though she doesn’t flinch at drawing demon blood, she never forgets the first face to show her true evil was human.
The second Ryker spots the girl with midnight hair, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye. As a vampire, he’s been around long enough to get a feel for hunters…but she isn’t like the rest. Something about her pulls him close, until backing off isn’t an option.
When a phantom from Ryker’s past surfaces to settle an old score, Ryker and Izzie find themselves the subjects of government experimentation. They must rely on each other in a series of sexual humiliations if they mean to survive. Trust is essential to escape, but when trust turns into something more, Izzie must determine who is the real enemy. The humans who hold her prisoner, or the vampire whose touch makes her forget the bars exist.
Author web site: Rosalie Stanton
Blurb and Tagline by The Blurb Wizard
Murder…mayhem…and no place to hide.
Ever since the moment when Kate Campbell realized she wants more, deserves more, she’s known it would come to this — delivering divorce papers to her estranged husband. Creepy silence greets her knock, and she finds him brutally murdered, arcane symbols slashed across the walls in blood.
The last thing Detective Jack Sandoval needs is another witch-related crime to sweep under the rug. As the de la Paz witch clan’s expert in defensive magic, Jack knows there is some deeper form of ritual dark magic involved…and one look into Kate’s beautiful, stricken face tells him she isn’t the culprit.
He also knows this isn’t any ordinary ritual murder. It’s the tip of a cold iceberg of revenge that not only threatens Kate’s life, but could reach deep into the clan to rip out its heart.
When the two of them take refuge at Jack’s isolated house, deep in the Arizona desert, desire creates a magic all its own. But the killer will use any means to draw Kate into the open…where the fight for her life could be only the beginning of a more brutal war to come.
Warning: Contains a high body count, witches, warlocks, dark magic, blood spatter patterns not found in any detective handbook, and a tale of romantic suspense that will curl your hair along with your toes.
Author web site: Christine Pope
Blurb and tagline by The Blurb Wizard