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A.C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn't stopped since.
Working in the legal field she's seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue--thus keeping the readers on their toes!
A.C. also writes small town contemporary romance as Lacey Baker. Visit her Amazon Author Page for details about her upcoming Hallmark Channel novelization, A Gingerbread Romance. amazon.com/author/bakerlacey
In the young adult arena, A.C. also writes under the name Artist Arthur. Visit her Amazon Author Page for details about available YA books. amazon.com/author/artistarthurbooks
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Sisterhood is the secret weapon for two women at crossroads in a bighearted multigenerational novel about family, forgiveness, and fresh starts by the author of The After Party.
When Rita McCall discovers her husband’s affair, there isn’t a lick of surprise—not a single tear or broken heart. Just a wife and mother who’s over it and ready to watch her twenty-three-year marriage go up in flames. Sticking close, thick as thieves since childhood, Rita’s unfailingly loyal cousins Jemel and Sharae become her lifeline. They stand beside her as she contemplates a new career and navigates the murky waters of being a preacher’s daughter disgraced by scandal.
Although she would never turn her back on her cousin, Sharae has her own issues to deal with after learning of her father’s jailhouse death and an inheritance she doesn’t want. The last things she needs right now are a handsome lawyer snooping around in her business and a secret that comes back to bite.
With the cousins at life-changing crossroads, it’ll take the wisdom of the Aunts and their family’s legacy of feeding the soul to guide them through the painful secrets, betrayals, and empowering revelations ahead. They’ll learn that what matters most is holding tight to love, to the promise of happiness, and most of all to each other.
Three women form an unbreakable bond in a sexy, suspenseful, and adventurous novel about empowerment and sisterhood through thick and thin.
Venus McGee, Draya Carter, and Jackie Benson are coworkers with a lot in common. They’re smart, independent, driven, and deserving of recognition—certainly more than they’ve been handed by a demoralizing boss. He’s the topic of conversation at their impromptu get-together after the company holiday party, where the threesome fantasizes about a life without him. There has to be an alternative to taking a deep breath and sucking it up. There is. It’s just not the one they expected.
When morning comes, Venus, Draya, and Jackie are blindsided by murder—a twist of fate that brings a startling new challenge to the table and forces them to navigate a hair-raising detour they never saw coming. For better and (unless they can help it) for worse, it’s going to turn their world upside down. What starts as a necessary bond of mutual trust soon morphs into an empowering and galvanizing friendship that Venus, Draya, and Jackie need now more than ever.
Hair stylist Gemma Taylor has been in a healthy—albeit long distance—relationship with the sexy and oftentimes brooding Myles, for the past six months. She’s elated that all is going well until a random act of vandalism closes her shop in Washington D.C. and sends her home. Temptation boasts a serene lifestyle which some of her siblings are enjoying but brings sultry passionate nights for Gemma and Myles. Has fate brought her back to her hometown to show her what happy ever after could look like?
Or will Myles and Gemma both realize their past was never far behind, as old wounds threaten the only happiness either of them has ever known?
If the feelings come back, is it possible they never left?
When Jorie Kemp set out to put her design company on the national level by entering a contest to be on a flipping houses reality show, she had no idea she’d end up working with her ex-high school sweetheart, Dominic Hughes. Let alone falling for his precious son.
Baby mama drama, coupled with catastrophes on the project, makes the rekindled passion between Jorie and Dom seem like the worst idea ever. Yet, for these old flames, something just keeps reigniting the fire and pulling them back to love.
***Check out all the books in the Baes of Christmas series!
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Nine Frosty Nights by Kimmie Ferrell
Eight Naughty Notes by Aja
Seven Peppermint Kisses by Tiye Love
Six Sensual Wishes by Nicole Falls
Five Mistletoe Moments by Sheryl Lister
Four Stocking Stuffers by Kelsey Green
Three Sexy Elves by Angela Seals
Two Dirty Santas by Sherelle Green
Wedding planner Leah Graham doesn’t believe in “Happily Ever After”. It’s fine for her clients to believe in fairy tales, but when it comes to her own nuptials, her feet aren't just cold - they're frozen. Jaded by her mother’s frequent trips to the altar Leah’s content to plan gorgeous weddings for clients such as her hair stylist, Ms. Rosie; that is until Ms. Rosie's meddling son turns Leah's life upside down.
Computer programmer Terrell Pierce is on the prowl for his perfect bride, but when he catches his girlfriend in bed with another man, his search comes to a screeching halt. Then, as if he needed more drama in his life, his mother announces her intention to remarry, and her groom-to-be is a suspected criminal. Finding a wife suddenly takes a back seat to proving this joker is no good for his mama!
Terrell and Leah are at instant odds - their positions clashing, their attitudes getting in the way. Still, the passion between them simmers as they travel the streets of Baltimore in search of a drug lord, then cruise the seas to Negril with the FBI hot on their trail. Love-at-fist-sight simply isn't enough to get this couple down the aisle. But murder and mayhem might be!
*NOTE: This book was previously published. The title is the same, but the cover has changed and the content has been refreshed. Please do NOT purchase this book under a different cover.
Bailey Donovan’s family has been dealt a serious blow. While her cousin’s wife fights for her life, a manhunt has ensued for Roslyn Ausby. Bailey’s twin brother’s wedding plans have been halted by his fiancé’s problematic pregnancy. Her father is still recovering from his heart attack and another cousin is on sabbatical for reasons nobody in the family knows. Now is definitely not the time for Bailey to have urges she’s never before experienced. And it’s certainly not the time for her to fall for a man’s hot kisses and tender caresses—especially not this man.
It’s good to have someone to hold onto.
Navy SEAL Devlin Bonner’s dark past races to catch up with him, just in time to throw a monkey wrench in the steamy romance he has going with Bailey. While the word “romance” has never been in his vocabulary, the thought of losing Bailey either in this war her family has going or through a secret threatened to be revealed by someone Dev once called a friend, is not acceptable. And for Dev, the unacceptable must always be eliminated.
Will the chances he’s taken to be with Bailey withstand the storm brewing around them, or will Devlin ultimately regret falling for a Donovan?
**AUTHOR'S NOTE: This book is #14 in a series. While it may not be necessary to read each book that has come before this one, it is highly recommended that HEART OF A DONOVAN, EMBRACED BY A DONOVAN, WRAPPED IN A DONOVAN, IN THE ARMS OF A DONOVAN, and THE DONOVANS UNCOVERED be read before reading this book, as there is a continuing plot in each of these stories. This book ends with a cliffhanger.
Property manager, Rick Stewart is elated to learn that his newly renovated Holidays Inn, was selected as the location for the filming of a music video. Knowing that the video will bring home his high school crush, is going to be Rick’s best gift ever—especially since he’d never stopped loving her.
But when Ms. Millie breaks her leg, Mr. Otis proposes, Cordy finds out that Rick has been lying to her all these years, and a surprise guest shows up at the Inn, the town of Temptation may have its merriest Christmas yet!
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This novella follows the Taylors of Temptation series (One Mistletoe Wish, One Unforgettable Kiss and One Perfect Moment). From this point on, books featuring The Taylors and other characters in the town of Temptation will be published under the “Temptation” series title.
Fighting for everything…
Brynne Donovan has been in one battle after another—with obesity, drowning in her big sister’s shadow and now finding out that her father had a secret son. She’s reached her breaking point and decides to recuperate from her weight loss surgery in private. It’s well past time for her to take control of her life and to live the way she wants without her family name dictating her choices. Accepting the invitation of a friend, Brynne decides that her new life will begin at the end of her stay at a vineyard in Napa Valley. She could not have selected a better place to convalesce, especially since her friend’s older brother was very easy on the eyes and as charming as any storybook prince. He was everything her family would disapprove of—older, richer and of a different race. But Brynne doesn’t care, the passion between them overrules everything and everyone else, until her new big brother shows up and threatens everything Brynne has fought so hard to find.
…and determined to hold on to it all.
Wade Basset Banks, III is a third generation billionaire, who’s known in the business arena for his tenacity and killer smile. When his sister introduces him to her college friend, it doesn’t take Wade long to decide he wants her. It’s then that he recognizes her name and recalls meeting other members of this illustrious family. Wade knows all about the Donovans and from what’s been reported in the media, he knows about the drama surrounding them. But none of that matters, all Wade wants is Brynne happy and safe in his life. Even if that means protecting her from people in his past.
In the midst of relationship turmoil, Brynne and Wade will soon find themselves in the middle of a media firestorm and nothing either of them have ever experienced prepares them for the moment Roslyn Ausby plays her final hand.
**AUTHOR'S NOTE: This book is #15 in a series. While it may not be necessary to read each book that has come before this one, it is highly recommended that HEART OF A DONOVAN, EMBRACED BY A DONOVAN, WRAPPED IN A DONOVAN, IN THE ARMS OF A DONOVAN, THE DONOVANS UNCOVERED and FALLING FOR A DONOVAN be read before reading this book, as there is a continuing plot in each of these stories.
Regan Donovan loves her family first and her job second. She’s never been the “happily ever after” type and prides herself on keeping a cool head at all times—until Gavin Lucas shows up at the Donovan Family Reunion, uninvited, unwelcome, and undeniably irresistible.
Risking It All.
She absolutely despises him and has made no secret of that fact. But Gavin Lucas knows better, he’s seen the passion in her eyes and the spark of attraction between them keeps him awake at night. Regan Donovan is the woman for him, the one he’s yearned for all his life. She’s also the reason he’s traveled to the Donovan private island when he should have been promoting his restaurant, because Gavin will stop at nothing to win the heart of this Donovan.
A weather disaster is predicted, an escaped convict is on the loose, and a wedding will be interrupted—will love once again prevail for the Donovans?
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Heart of a Donovan is a continuation of the previously released Pleasured by a Donovan. Therefore, reading Pleasured by a Donovan first is suggested. Both books are a part of The Donovans Series. For a complete listing of The Donovans books in reading order, please visit my website, www.acarthur.net
Love The Donovans? Then you will not want to miss my 2nd Annual Reader Appreciation Event, March 11-13, 2013, where we will celebrate with a Donovan Family Reunion and a wedding reception for Brock and Noelle! For registration information, visit www.acarthur.net
Fashion executive Riley Gold knows that appearances are everything. And New Year’s Eve in Milan is no exception. If Riley’s going to have a reputation for being an “ice princess,” then she’s going to be flawless, glacier-cold perfection. Especially when Chaz Warren is here, looking too damn good, too damn sexy…and every inch the enemy.
Not only are their families fashion archrivals, but social media mogul Chaz Warren is a player—and the world knows it. But for one X-rated night, Riley will give in to the electric lust that’s always been crackling between them. All it takes is a searing kiss to turn the heat from simmering to full-on passion…
Riley thought one night with Chaz would be enough. But it’s not enough, not nearly. Now Riley and Chaz are having a private—and completely naughty—affair, and hiding the scandalizing truth from both the tabloids and their feuding families. But keeping her deliciously hot enemy close won’t just melt the ice around Riley’s heart…he could incinerate it completely.
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The last of the successful and seriously single "Triple Threat" Donovan brothers still happily unattached, Trent Donovan has dedicated his career to duty and danger. Until desire and beautiful, spirited Tia change everything. Now he's sleepless over an attraction too powerful to deny, and a secret dilemma with only one way outfollowing his heart.