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Married by Midnight

April 22, 2022

She needs a husband to win her family company. He needs a bride to help him learn the truth. Strangers say “I do” in New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna’s latest!

The stranger is everything she needs:

Handsome. Interesting. And ready for marriage…immediately!

Ronnie Moss is in trouble. The heiress needs a last-minute husband to fulfill her family’s marriage mandate—before she turns thirty at midnight! So when sexy stranger Wes Brody volunteers himself, she’s quick to say “I do!” But their glitzy, impromptu Vegas wedding may be too good to be true. Wes has secrets that are tied to his new in-laws. Ronnie never expected happily-ever-after. But what happens once the truth—and a baby!—are thrown into the mix?

How to Marry a Bad Boy

March 1, 2022

He needs a temporary marriage. She needs an investor for her start-up. Let the negotiations begin in this new Dynasties: Tech Tycoons novel by New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna.

Step 1: Draw a random name.

Step 2: Propose…

Playboy Marcus Moss is the only sibling who hasn’t fulfilled his grandmother’s decree: marry or lose the family company. So he draws a name from all the single women working on special projects for MossTech: Eve Seaton. A brilliant, beautiful geneticist who can pretend to be his wife while he finds investors for her groundbreaking work. Win-win.

Eve can’t resist Marcus’s promise to launch her start-up—or their sizzling attraction! But will the truth about Marcus’s motives derail their arrangement?

The Marriage Mandate

January 18, 2022

Will her family’s worst enemy make the best fake fiancé? Find out in this new Dynasties: Tech Tycoons novel by New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna.

“I have a wild idea…

I just need your help.”

Tech heiress Maddie Moss must marry or lose the family company. So she chooses the last man her controlling grandmother will accept—Jack Daly. Her brother’s ex–business partner is a thief, a traitor and—most importantly—guaranteed to force Gran to relent. But Jack is also impossibly hot. And he’ll only play along on one specific condition, which has Maddie questioning everything she thought she knew about Jack…even before she lands in his bed!

From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.

Their Marriage Bargain

January 18, 2022

His ex turned temporary wife is his only hope for saving his global dynasty in New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna’s new series!

From lovers to enemies to…

husband and wife?

CEO Caleb Moss needs a business arrangement marriage to keep controlling interest of MossTech. Tilda Riley must prevent a hostile takeover of her family company—and protect the daughter Caleb has never met. The only solution is for these oil-and-water exes to join forces.

Until desire turns a marriage on paper into a hotbed of passion. Their child binds the newlyweds together. But a vengeful enemy bent on their mutual destruction is sowing seeds of doubt and betrayal that could tear Tilda and Caleb apart—this time forever.

From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.

Tall, Dark and Off Limits

July 9, 2021

His job is to protect his best friend’s sister… not seduce her!

When it comes to his best friend’s sister he’s tempted to be much more than her protector…

Assigned to keep an eye on social media darling Ava Maddox, security expert Zack Austin is more than up to the task. After all, she’s like family. But dealing with the dynamic beauty requires every ounce of patience… and sexual control. They’ve been denying their forbidden feelings for way too long and soon professionalism gives way to passion. Zack’s willing to face her overprotective family’s wrath, but is Ava’s talent for finding trouble about to explode in his face?

Book 1: His Perfect Fake Engagement
Book 2: Corner Office Secrets
Book 3: Tall, Dark and Off Limits

Corner Office Secrets

February 11, 2021

Can a hidden heiress keep her secret as business blends with pleasure? Find out in this Men of Maddox Hill novel by New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna.

Sleeping with the boss breaks all her rules

especially when he doesn’t know who she really is…

Secret heiress Sophie Valente is desperate to keep a low profile at her new job—at the architecture firm owned by her long-lost father. But when she’s forced to go on a business trip with her dark-eyed, gorgeous new boss, Vann Acosta, Sophie knows she’s in real trouble. Separating business from pleasure is hard enough. But for two people keeping secrets from each other, the stakes couldn’t be higher…

From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of the Men of Maddox Hill series:

Book 1: His Perfect Fake Engagement
Book 2: Corner Office Secrets
Book 3:Tall, Dark and Off Limits

Havoc

December 7, 2020

Revenge is sweet…Find out why New York Times bestseller Maya Banks hails McKenna’s books as “A non-stop thrill ride…”

He’s in no mood to play nice…

Mace Trask is pissed. A man he’d believed to be dead just shot his brother. That bastard will die for real this time around, and Mace’s work as a mercenary and military contractor makes him just the man for the job. The trap is set and he can’t wait to spring it. Then a sexy, mysterious woman shows up and starts wandering around the GodsAcre property, which is wired to blow. She’s putting Mace’s plan in jeopardy, and herself in deadly danger.

There’s only one thing to do. Mace whisks her away. Takes her to his cabin in the woods to find out exactly what she wants, and what she knows. And he’s in no mood to play nice…

Her beauty inflames him…

Cait Lamott is terrified when the huge guy with buzzed off hair and cold dark eyes grabs her and drags her off into a remote cabin in the lonely woods. She’s on a mission to find her father, a well known virologist who disappeared eleven years ago, and nobody is going to stop her. Certainly not this suspicious, muscle-bound, infuriating, fascinating man. And not her own body’s traitorous reaction to him.

But as they work together to uncover the truth at GodsAcre, their undeniable desire continues to build—and the more time they’re together, the more Cait craves Mace’s touch. Mace’s armor is no defense against Cait. Her passion scorches him, her stubborn courage inspires him, and her razor-sharp mind might just be what it takes to keep them both alive.

Because their enemy is closing in fast—and the stakes are higher than they can imagine…

His Perfect Fake Engagement

November 16, 2020

Can this bad boy keep to the terms of their fake engagement? Find out in this Men of Maddox Hill novel from New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna!

When it comes to bad boys,

the rules of engagement are made to be broken…

While not all of starchitect Drew Maddox’s playboy reputation is deserved, a recent scandal means he has one last shot to stay CEO of his family’s company. He has to settle down. Bright, beautiful and squeaky-clean Jenna Somers will make the perfect fake fiancée. Drew promises Jenna whatever she desires…but what she desires is him!

From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of the Men of Maddox Hill series:

Book 1: His Perfect Fake Engagement
Book 2: Corner Office Secrets
Book 3: Tall, Dark and Off Limits

Heedless

May 20, 2020

Find out why New York Times bestseller Maya Banks hails McKenna’s books as “A non-stop thrill ride…”

Whatever it takes to protect her…

Security expert Nate Murphy came to Shaw’s Crossing to kick ass and help the Trask brothers fight off their enemies. He didn’t expect to get knocked off his feet by the elusive, gorgeous Elisa, a mysterious woman who works for one of his friends. Elisa’s holding something back…something big. Nate’s an ex-soldier and ex-bouncer whose specialty is breaking heads…but the fear in Elisa’s eyes makes him want to crush whoever put it there. If only she would tell him the truth…

Secrets and lies…

 Elisa Rinaldi is hiding from a killer. The small mountain town of Shaw’s Crossing had seemed like a good idea at the time, but getting attached to the people there was not, particularly the hard-eyed, hard-bodied Nate Murphy. When dangerous trouble engulfs her new friends, suddenly the press is everywhere. If she shows up on TV or online, she’s dead.

She has to leave Shaw’s Crossing—after a parting gift to herself. One unforgettable night with Nate, and she’ll do the right thing…even if it breaks her. The passion between them leaves Nate gasping for breath. Then Elisa vanishes. Nate can’t rest until he finds her. He means to solve her problem once and for all…by any means necessary.

Elisa will risk everything to get her life back and be with the man she loves. But now her mortal enemy is playing a game of cat and mouse…

And the stakes are both their lives…

Hellbent

February 3, 2020

Find out why New York Times bestseller Maya Banks hails McKenna’s books as “A non-stop thrill ride…”

He fought for her. He bled for her. Now he’ll make her his own.

Famous bad boy DJ Anton Trask stays out of other people’s business. He learned that lesson long ago and paid for it in blood. But when the stunning Fiona Garrett shows up at one of his nightclubs asking for his help, his world is thrown into chaos. He and Fiona grew up together at GodsAcre, a remote doomsday cult in the mountains. She was fifteen years old when he busted her out of that hellhole, but she’s all grown up now. Anton hates losing control, but Fiona’s sultry eyes, soft red lips and gorgeous body make his heart thud and his temperature rise…

Pursued by a ghost…

Fiona Garrett is on the run from a brutal killer that the whole world believes to be dead. She hates asking Anton for help once again—she owes him her life already—but no one else could possibly believe her. Still, Fiona is unprepared for the effect Anton has on her…his hard body, the hypnotic glitter of his dark eyes, the raw male power he exudes. He sparks a desire inside her that she’d never imagined—and she can’t control the flames.

Anton wants to leave GodsAcre and all its demons in the past, but he and Fiona have no choice but to face them head-on as danger ignites all around them. All he can do is keep her close to him.

And the closer she gets, the less he ever wants to let her go…

Hellion

January 27, 2020

Find out why New York Times bestseller Maya Banks hails McKenna’s books as “A nonstop thrill ride…”

He’s a ticking bomb…

Eric Trask is counting the days before he blasts out of Shaw’s Crossing forever. He and his brothers were raised at GodsAcre, a mysterious doomsday cult deep in the mountains. GodsAcre was destroyed years ago in a deadly fire and Eric and his brothers were the only survivors. The townspeople see them as time bombs just waiting to blow, but as soon Eric makes the money for a fresh start, he’s going to prove those bastards wrong. He’s an ex-Marine, fresh off a tour in Afghanistan, working three jobs and barely sleeping. Utterly unprepared for Demi Vaughan’s dazzling green eyes, lush pink lips and sexy curves. She’s the town princess…he’s a dangerous outcast. It was a sure recipe for disaster.

But the closer he gets to Demi, the more impossible it is to resist…

Forbidden fruit is the sweetest…

Demi Vaughan has a big plan for life post- college. A summer job at a sandwich shop back home in Shaw’s Crossing is part of that plan, so when Eric Trask, notorious bad boy with a complicated past, saunters in for lunch from the construction site next door, she tells herself he’s just eye candy. Tall, ripped, sweat-slicked, smoldering eye candy, nothing more. She knew the stories, she’d heard the rumors. Eric was damaged. Marked by violence and tragedy. He’d be the ultimate bad boyfriend, and right now she was too busy even to shop for a good one. But his hot eyes and hard body, his sensual smile and that rough, scratchy voice of his shook her resolve. After all, she was leaving this place forever. One little taste of heaven…what could it hurt?

But Shaw’s Crossing has deeper, darker secrets than Eric or Demi could begin to guess. The evil that destroyed GodsAcre is lying in wait…and it will stop at nothing to keep Eric and Demi apart…


Hellion, Book One, ends on a cliffhanger, but it leads right into Headlong, Book Two, Demi and Eric’s continuing story, dated seven years later.

The other titles in The Hellbound Brotherhood series are connected, but each book features its own couple and has its own HEA.

Headlong

January 27, 2020

They were never supposed to leave alive…Find out why New York Times bestseller Maya Banks hails McKenna’s books as “A non-stop thrill ride…”

Only one woman could tempt him to return…

Eric Trask and his brothers have turned their backs on their past. Only their beloved foster father’s funeral could drag them back to the small town of Shaw’s Crossing. Eric is haunted by the memory of GodsAcre, the doomsday cult in the mountains where they were raised and the deadly fire that destroyed it, but one memory still shines bright…Demi Vaughan. Her lush, sexy mouth, her stunning green eyes. Their hot fling seven years ago crashed and burned in the worst possible way, and she’s still mortally pissed at him…and more gorgeous than ever.

Second chances…

Demi Vaughan did her best to forget Eric Trask. They told her from the start that he was a train wreck, and she hadn’t listened. He’d broken her heart and derailed her life, and she’d be damned if she’d let him do it again, now that she’d followed her dream and opened her own restaurant. But the years that passed have only turned Eric into a more concentrated version of what he’d always been—a flint-eyed, brutally ambitious, hyper-focused alpha male hunk. Just taller. Harder. As intoxicating as hell.

Demi tries to withstand Eric’s magnetic pull, but she can’t resist the all-consuming heat between them. But an old evil still lies low in Shaw’s Crossing, and Eric’s arrival has shocked it back into life.

Now it’s not just their hearts that are in danger. It’s their lives…


The Hellbound Brotherhood series are connected. Each book features its own couple and has its own HEA except for Hellion, Book One, which features the back story of a younger Demi and Eric.

Tasting Fear

April 5, 2018

When their adored foster mother is murdered, the D’Onofrio women come together to hunt for her killer. The law can only do so much and the three sisters are on their own–until three mysterious men get involved. . .

Startled to find a brawny stranger at her mother’s house, Nancy is even more surprised at the heat of passion that flares between them. Liam is intense and instantly protective. But is it wise to trust him with every secret?

Her sister Nell has turned to Duncan, her new boss, for help. An expert on the dark side of cyberspace, he’s so sexy it’s scary. All Nell has to do is say the hardest word of all: yes. What about the youngest of the D’Onofrios, wild and willful Vivi? She’s on the verge of falling in love with Jack, who’s all about fierce vigilance. . .

The sisters embrace the ultimate in passion as danger stalks them all. Unknown and unseen, the killer is very, very near. . .

Hot Night

April 4, 2018

She’s a trouble magnet…

Abby Maitland has landed the chance of a lifetime—to work on a dazzling exhibit of priceless shipwrecked Spanish treasure at the Silver Fork Museum, and she isn’t going to fumble it. But when a nightmare date and a lost house-key land her in a tight spot, a sexy locksmith comes to her rescue.

Zan makes her heart pound and her toes curl, but she’s seen his type before. He doesn’t fit her dating profile, not with that battered leather jacket, those tattoos, that wicked, bad boy smolder in his eyes. She’s finished with guys like him. Been there, done that.

Problem is, they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other…

An indecent proposition…

Zan Duncan has gotten into more than his share of trouble in his time, and it shows. Maybe the succulently gorgeous Abby Maitland doesn’t think he’s boyfriend material, but that’s no reason not to give in to the desire that roars between them. So he offers her a scorching, no-holds-barred secret affair. No one had to know, not her neighbors, not her boss. He would just sneak into her house by night, drive her mad with pleasure, and melt away with the dawn, leaving her aching, tingling. Exhausted.

What could possibly go wrong?

Abby can’t resist his seduction—but there is a ruthless monster in Silver Fork who wants that buccaneer’s gold for himself—and Abby and Zan are the perfect scapegoats for his evil plan. But they have no clue they’re in the crosshairs—at least not until people around them start to die…

Now Abby and Zan must race against time to stop a vicious killer…and the only ones they can trust are each other…


Note: This is a slightly revised and reissued edition.

In My Skin by Shannon McKenna

In My Skin

March 8, 2018

Come back to me …

Luke remembers a few things. Just not his last name. Or anyone he ever knew. He knows that he’s a supersoldier, genetically enhanced and loaded up with brain implants. He recently escaped from a year-long hell of captivity, and to protect his family and friends from his tormentors, he blocked most of his memories. Now he needs them back, fast … or he and those he loves will die agonizing deaths.

Luke’s dangerous plan to reconnect with his past—and stay alive in the present—has drawn his enemies’ attention to the tough and sexy Dani LaSalle. He’s duty bound to protect the luscious beauty from the evil pursuing them, but he can’t control the scorching desire she awakens in him.

Dani’s strict routine has been trashed by Luke’s explosive arrival. This rock-hard slab of valiant, smoldering manhood appears out of nowhere, saves her life, spirits her away to his mountain lair, and bewilders her with tales of sadistic researchers and enhanced assassins. Is this gorgeous, problematic sex god just plain crazy—or is she? But hey. Luke can do things with his mind that are just as wild as what he can do with that body. She can’t say no.

And there’s no time to wonder. As their passion flares, Obsidian moves in. Luke and Dani must place their lives and their hearts on the line just to survive …

My Next Breath

April 27, 2017

Zade Ryan. Rebel supersoldier. Nearly superhuman. On a desperate quest to rescue his missing brother Luke by any means possible. To do it, he must seduce the elusive Simone Brightman, inventor of the ingenious and deadly tech used to capture Luke and hold him prisoner, location unknown. Zade will do whatever it takes to get close to Simone. Her mysterious beauty and highly sexual allure have him at a disadvantage, but time is running out . . .

Simone is fighting battles of her own, on her own. Until Zade—six foot four of sinewy muscle and lethal combat skills—rescues her from street thugs and leaves her breathless. His smoldering black eyes and overpowering sensuality—and his seductive invitation to spend one wild, unforgettable night with him—prove too tempting to resist.

Their passionate encounter unleashes scorching desire that neither can control—leaving them vulnerable to their enemies who watch from the shadows and wait. And when they are lured into a trap by a monstrous killer hellbent on their destruction, they must fight with every weapon they have to save Luke, and each other.

Because one night together could never be enough—and they might not live to have another . . .

Right Through Me

January 8, 2016

Stranger, speak softly…

Biotech tycoon Noah Gallagher has a deadly secret: his clandestine training as a super-soldier gives him abilities that go far beyond human. Yet he’s very much a man. When Caro Bishop shows up at his Seattle headquarters with a dangerous secret agenda, his ordered life is thrown into chaos. Caro is a woman like no other—and her luminously sensual beauty cloaks a mystery he must solve.

Caro’s lying low, evading a false charge of murder. She means to clear her name, and she’ll do whatever it takes to survive—but seducing a man like Noah is more than she bargained for. His amber eyes have the strangest glow when he looks at her—she could swear he sees the secrets of her heart. The desire smoldering in Noah’s eyes awakens her own secret hunger, but Caro has to resist his magnetic pull. Anyone close to her becomes a target. The only right thing to do is run, far and fast, but Caro can’t outrun Noah’s ferocious intensity—or deny the searing passion that explodes between them.

Nothing else matters—until a vicious enemy bent on the ultimate revenge puts his murderous plan into play. Noah and Caro must battle for their lives… and their love…

In for the Kill

March 21, 2014

Years ago, the McClouds and their friends rescued little Sveti Ardova from ruthless organ traffickers. Now she’s all grown up, and getting into some scorching trouble of her own . . .

NO SURRENDER

 

Trade Paperback

The risks ex-cop Sam Petrie has taken have turned his life into a train wreck. So he has nothing to lose by doubling down as the elusive Svetlana Ardova’s unwanted bodyguard on her ill-advised trip to Italy. Her crusade against modern slavery has blazoned a bullseye on her chest, but when one of the death threats against her almost hits the mark, Sam’s protective instincts go into overdrive. Every lethal obstacle and trap they encounter ups the stakes—and the undeniable heat between them.

Now they’re spiraling in on a deadly and explosive secret—one that could either redeem them or destroy them … and the closer they get, the shorter the fuse …