Description : Evil should never be necessary. Except when it is. "And now in breaking news, Caitlin Lockyer has been found. In the early hours of this morning, a man discovered her body dumped on a south-west beach. A police spokesperson would not confirm whether the girl known as the Absent Angel is alive or dead…" Let me know when you work it out, won't you? I don't feel dead… When I find out who’s responsible, I’m going to hunt them down and kill them slowly. Recovering after abduction and rape, Caitlin emerges from the darkness, burning for revenge. But the media and the man who rescued her consider Caitlin an angel. An avenging angel, perhaps. One who'll stop at nothing to ensure her own survival. What means more to her – recovery or retribution? Can it truly be evil when it feels so good? Nightmares Trilogy This is the second book in Demelza Carlton's Nightmares Trilogy. The reading order for the Trilogy is: Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1) Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3) Keywords: new adult, vigilante justice, crime fiction, psychological thriller, kidnapping crime fiction, crime thriller, vengeful mystery series, international crime, terrorism, counter-terrorism, dark kidnapping romance, abduction, recovery after rape, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, Western Australia
Description : Most mermaids jump at the chance to live on land. Except Laila. Terrified of humans after the attack on her mother, Laila joins a diplomatic mission to the siren community in the Atlantic Ocean to stay beneath the surface. But when the welcome she receives is colder than the surrounding seas, Laila learns that her own kind can be far more frightening than any man. As secrets are revealed and sirens infiltrate the human population, will anyone be safe on land or sea? Keywords: Mermaids, myths and legends, mythology, folklore, modern day fairytale, Australian fishing stories, urban fantasy romance fiction, interracial romance, shapeshifter paranormal romance for adults, comedy and humour, beach romance, vacation holiday romance, siren, Western Australia, f/f romance, lbqt romance
Description : Five years ago, Nathan's world came crashing down. The witness protection program stole the woman he loved and now he's lost everything - including hope that she's still alive. His security job is a daily reminder of the girl he failed to protect, dragging him deeper into despair. Forced to assume the identity of a dead girl, Caitlin struggles to rise from the ruins of the life she lost. A career change summons her home, but Perth isn't the safe haven it seems. Someone is hunting her - one of her kidnappers, a long-lost relative or another terrorist with an axe to grind? When nightmares from their past threaten to engulf Nathan and Caitlin, can a broken hero and a girl living another woman's afterlife finally fight their way free? Nightmares Trilogy This is the third and final book in Demelza Carlton's Nightmares Trilogy. The reading order for the Trilogy is: Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1) Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3) Keywords: new adult, vigilante justice, crime fiction, psychological thriller, kidnapping crime fiction, crime thriller, vengeful mystery series, international crime, terrorism, counter-terrorism, dark kidnapping romance, abduction, recovery after rape, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, Western Australia, second chance romance, romantic suspense
Description : A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits... Once upon a time... When the Emperor's army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother's armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war...only to find herself sharing a tent with the General's arrogant nephew, Prince Yi. The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi's last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match...until now. Can one woman win the war and the prince's heart? Keywords: adult fairytale retelling, beauty and the beast, cinderella, fairy godmother, witches paranormal romance, classic tale, mythology and folktales, medieval historical romance, adult fantasy, Norse romance, Viking romance, royal romance, fairytale romance, Chinese mythology, Norse mythology, Eastern mythology, Greek mythology, Roman mythology
Description : A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell. Once upon a time... The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father's lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island's ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She's not sure she can reverse the spell, but she's determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can't be all bad...no matter how beastly his appearance. Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell? Keywords: adult fairytale retelling, beauty and the beast, cinderella, fairy godmother, witches paranormal romance, classic tale, mythology and folktales, medieval historical romance, adult fantasy, Norse romance, Viking romance, royal romance, fairytale romance
Description : Twelve princesses. One wounded soldier. A mystery that must be solved. Once upon a time... Princess Bianca is sent with her sisters to the summer palace, a place no maiden has ever returned from. While her sisters seem perfectly happy, she has only one desire: escape. Vasco, a wounded soldier on his way home from war, stumbles across the summer palace and sets out to solve the mystery no man has managed to yet. If only they let him live long enough... Can the fair maiden and the wounded soldier uncover the sinister secret before it's too late?
Description : With a baby on the way, Maria thought her troubles would be over, but a new storm is brewing with the power to sweep away everything she holds dear. When Maria's mother appears, insisting that Maria return to the ocean and threatening the lives of everyone she loves, Maria is faced with a heartbreaking choice: what price will she pay to protect both her husband and her unborn child from her own family? Turbulence and Triumph The books in the Turbulence and Triumph series to date are: Ocean's Justice (#1) Ocean's Trial (#2) Ocean's Triumph (#3) Ocean's Ride (#4) Ocean's Cage (#5) Ocean's Birth (#6)
Description : In the final year of her business degree, Phuong has her future all mapped out. Finish studying, then go home and save her family's business. Until her father dies and it all falls apart. Broke and jobless, she stumbles on a solution: find herself an Australian husband. Fast. She's not looking for love – Phuong doesn't believe in fairy tales. Her marriage will be a business deal, pure and simple. But when she meets her husband-to-be and discovers he's a reclusive rock star living at Romance Island Resort, maybe it's time to believe a girl can live happily ever after.
Description : Love and babies: two things Lucy doesn't have time for in her life. It's 1926 and this young West Australian woman is happy as an accountant. And she intends to stay that way. Along comes Giorgio, an Italian migrant fisherman sent to Australia in disgrace. The moment their eyes meet across the fish market, he knows Lucy's the girl for him. If it weren't for those damn crabs and his reputation as a rake, he's certain he could catch more than just her eye – perhaps even her heart, too. A tale of crabs, cricket bats and catching your heart's desire in Jazz Age Western Australia. Keywords: new adult, interracial romance, humor and comedy, Italian fisherman hero, international beach vacation, Jazz Age romance, 20th century Australian history, colonial historical fiction, 20th century historical fiction, Australian beach historical fiction travel adventure, island romance series, Australian romance series, 20th century Australian migration history