Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Camilla Blake
Camilla Blake is best known for her security series with gripping plots, believable characters, and of course some romance along the way.
For updates, click "Follow" above, or connect at Facebook:
Recommended reading order by genre:
Rook Security: Complete 5-Part Series.
Parker Security: Complete 5-Part Series.
Caballo Security Volume One: Complete 6-Part Series.
Caballo Security Volume Two: Complete 5-Part Series.
Black Dog Security Volume One: Complete 5-Part Series.
Black Dog Security Volume Two: Complete 5-Part Series.
Barracuda Security: Complete 5-Part Series
Helios Security: Complete 5-Part Series
Sphinx Security: Complete 5-Part Series
Voss Agency: Complete 5-Part Series
Tafoya Crime Family: Complete 5-Part Series
WolfPack Security: Complete 5-Part Series.
Painted Wolf Security: Complete 5-Part Series.
Wolf Moon Security: Complete 5-Part Series.
Customers Also Bought Items By
PART ONE: Shadow Promise
Cade Montgomery will always carry the guilt for the men who died on his watch, and he will stop at nothing to find the people responsible. When Piper Collins, his former foster sister and the woman who stole his heart more than ten years ago, resurfaces, things get complicated.
Piper Collins left the FBI after her fiancé died three years ago, to find his killer. That search leads her to Atlanta and back to Cade, the man who broke her heart when he left and never returned. When Cade meets with two men who are working for a known drug lord at the bar where she’s working undercover, Piper is disappointed to find he turned to a life of crime instead of being the man of conviction she used to know. But things aren’t adding up, and Piper hopes that, with his help, her fiancé’s killer will be brought to justice.
PART TWO: Shadow Secret
Cruz Ortiz is no longer the man he used to be. After being taken hostage and almost beaten to death by a Venezuelan drug lord, Cruz joins Shadow Force with a new face, a new identity, and a death certificate for his old self. When Shadow Force is tasked with sending someone in undercover, Cruz is the obvious choice.
Lydia Ayala is content with her life as a nurse practitioner in the slums of Miami. Sure, her patients tend to be gang members and drug dealers, but she’s confident she’s making a difference in the world. When she’s kidnapped and forced into a marriage, she plans to find a way out of the death sentence. But Cruz Ortiz keeps a watchful eye on her, and her chances to make a break are growing smaller, while the wedding is drawing closer.
PART THREE: Shadow Flight
Ryder Blake is grateful Shadow Force scooped him up before he died a slow death at his desk at the CIA headquarters. After running for his life during a long-term undercover op, Ryder is convinced he’s put his clandestine days behind him. But when a large shipment of drugs and guns goes missing and the Russian Mafia boss who tried to have him killed is implicated, Ryder agrees to take on his old persona and enter a string of underground fights. Only, Jolie Phillips, the office manager for Shadow Force and a woman determined to be an operative, is assigned to the case with him, and Ryder is not a happy camper.
A new organization comes to light as Ryder and Jolie travel around the southeast. As they get closer to the answers, the danger escalates, and Ryder and Jolie are running for their lives.
PART FOUR: Shadow Rescue
Former army and explosives expert Oscar Cortada is rumored to have one or two screws loose due to his infatuation with making things go Boom! But when he and the team stumble upon a container of women, Oscar is tormented by his memories. Oscar volunteers for the job to help Shadow Force uncover the missing people.
Ivy Bell never stopped loving her husband while she pursued a career in acting and modeling. Still, after eleven years apart, it seemed they would never find their way back to each other. But when a new role opens up in Atlanta and Ivy arrives on set, she realizes things aren’t what they seem.
PART FIVE: Shadow Redemption
Levi Slater has fought crime since his time with the DEA, but never before has he encountered a more evil and sinister group than the Los Caballeros del Camino, The Knights of the Way.
Dr. Drew Bellamy has one objective: keep her son safe.
Jackson Roam isn’t looking for love. He’s dedicated to his job as a private investigator with Voss Agency and committed to his friends. There are no holes in his life that he’s looking to fill. Then Chloe Yang walks into his life. Chloe is Eden’s most popular event planner, and she takes great pride in her thriving business. Except someone has been sabotaging her events, and it’s starting to put people in danger—not to mention threatening her business. Not knowing what else to do, Chloe turns to Jackson for help. As Jackson spends time with Chloe, he quickly begins to realize that something has been missing from his life. He’s falling hard, but before he can have Chloe, he has to save her business—and her.
Kate Witt has spent her life running—literally. She had dreams of becoming an Olympic champion, but when an injury ended her running career, she found a new passion in private investigation. Working at Voss Agency has given her a purpose and a family, and she has never been happier. But when Brooks Underwood walks into her office with a mystery, Kate realizes that she’s been taking a very cautious approach to life after her injury. Brooks, however, is anything but cautious, and he pushes her every button as they work together to figure out who shot one of Eden’s city council members. When their investigation leaves them at the mercy of the murderer, Kate realizes that she can take risks in life after all, as long as Brooks is there to catch her if she stumbles.
Cade Golden is a father first and a private investigator second. Between his teenage daughter, Rory, and his friends at Voss Agency, Cade has a full life. Autumn Bates also has a daughter who is the light of her life, but no other friends or family. She walked away from all that in order to keep her daughter, and she has never looked back. Except now it seems like her old life is catching up with her, and she needs Cade’s help to keep her daughter safe. Autumn is everything Cade never knew he wanted, and if they can make it out of her own personal house of horrors alive, then he’ll spend the rest of his life giving her the family they’ve both always dreamed of having.
Sophia Roam doesn’t approve of the new building project in town. Eden is not the place for towering skyscraper apartment complexes, and if you ask her, anyone should be able to see that. It’s rather unfortunate, then, that the person putting in those towering apartments happens to be incredibly attractive, charismatic Flynn Van Buren. When Sophia hears that one of Flynn’s employees has suddenly and unexplainably died, she immediately gets involved with the case. The attraction between Sophia and Flynn is strong, but they can’t seem to agree on anything. They also can’t seem to stay away from each other—or from trouble.
Shane Voss formed Voss Agency with his closest friends after his time in the military came to an end. When Thea Savage, a private investigator from Chicago, shows up on the scene, hired by a third party to work on one of his cases, Shane isn’t happy. Thea seems to think he has something to do with the murders, and she follows him around everywhere, upsetting his investigation and getting in the way. But then Thea comes to him with a piece of information that turns everything upside down. Suddenly, instead of working against each other, Shane and Thea must work side by side. Shane finds that he can’t resist Thea, no matter how good she is at riling him up.
The complete 5-part series containing over 400,000 words. No cliff-hangers.
Mitchell Welles spent thirteen years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Exonerated, he returns to a world he no longer fully understands and the absence of the friends and family who once were the bedrock of his existence. For the first year, he is focused on the lawsuit he and his lawyers take out against the city and police department that put him in jail in the first place, but once that is settled, there is little to fill his days. Feeling lost without some kind of purpose, he allows his friend, Alyxis, to talk him into taking a job with new security firm, Two Bears Security.
Thatcher Stibler lived on the wild side in his younger days, drinking and partying every chance he got. But when a woman dies as a direct result of Thatcher’s irresponsible behavior, he puts himself on a path to the straight and narrow. But sometimes the past has a way of coming back. A few days after the funeral for his adoptive mother, Thatcher takes on a case for Two Bears Security that reunites him with the younger sister of a woman he once dated. Amused by her disapproval, he finds himself in a complicated situation when he learns that his past behavior had more consequences than he’d ever suspected.
Brandon Walsh has a complicated relationship with his father. They’re close, closer than a traditional father and son. They essentially grew up together, rescuing each other from their bad choices on a regular basis. Unfortunately, rescuing his father became such a habit for Brandon that he managed to destroy his career and his reputation in one fell swoop by attempting to bribe a sitting judge as an assistant district attorney. Four years later, Brandon is still dusting himself off, trying to put his life back together, when he finds himself working security for Two Bears Security. Little could he know he is about to confront everything that is wrong with his life and find himself forced to choose between his instinct to protect his father, and his desire to finally put his own happiness first.
Luther Meyers lost everything the night a drunk driver hit the car his wife was driving. His wife and his child both gone in the blink of an eye. It changed everything. Five years later, he’s working a respectable job with Two Bears Security, protecting people where he once wouldn’t have thought twice about breaking into one of these rich people’s homes and robbing them blind. But he promised his wife once that he’d get out of the business, and that’s what he’s done. The only problem is, the job wants him back. The art-loving mob boss he once worked for is looking for him, anxious to get him back to help him amass his collection.
Kemp Byler, the quiet, unassuming owner of Two Bears Security, has a warrant out for his arrest on drug possession with intent to sell. Everyone knows Kemp was set up by city councilman Timothy Van Cleave, but knowing and proving are two very different things. To keep his freedom, Kemp knows that he has to prove that Van Cleave is behind the charges, and the only way he knows how to do that is to go back to his past. Van Cleave is afraid of Kemp because he knows that Kemp will not stop trying to learn the identity of the man who murdered two young women, and one of those young women just happens to be the niece of Kemp’s childhood sweetheart.
The boys from Golden Sphinx Ranch are trying to have a quiet breakfast in the local diner when one of them sees a man attempting to pull a woman out of her car by her hair. Unable to let that pass, Westin rushes outside and attacks the man, dragging him off the woman, his friends close behind. Before they can figure out what’s happening, the man jumps into the car and takes off. The woman, Lea Adams, is now penniless, homeless, and stuck in the middle of nowhere. She convinces the ranch hands to take her back to their ranch and give her shelter until she can figure out what to do next. The only problem is, they think they’re helping a woman on the run from her ex, but the truth will drop them in the middle of a fight that was never meant to be theirs.
Dixie Till was once a happy, go-lucky girl with her whole life in front of her. But life has a way of beating a person down. Her father’s death left her with few choices in life. She chose the Army, chose to do something honorable, but that took her into a nightmare that came very close to breaking her. She thought she was strong, thought she was well enough to help a boy who needed her, but she wasn’t. She failed him, and her entire community turned on her, accused her of unthinkable crimes against a boy she cared deeply for. When the boy’s body is found, Dixie finds herself in the center of an investigation that could save or destroy her. And in the middle of it all is Remington Echols, a man as broken as she. Will Remington and Dixie be able to find strength in one another, or will their equally traumatic pasts be too much to overcome?
Grace Norwood is a child of privilege, though she struggles to admit it. She grew up with everything she could want despite the death of her mother when she was young. Her sister stepped in, made life idyllic for Grace. How could she have known the price her sister paid to do so? When Eve went missing two years ago, Grace fought to get the police to take her pleas seriously, but everyone told her that Eve had just had enough of all the responsibility. She ran off of her own free will. Was it true? Would she do that? Grace has one last chance to learn the truth, but she’s derailed by handsome, sexy Landry Grooms. His very presence threatens everything Grace has put into motion. But can she really deny the passion she feels whenever he’s around?
Bowie Wheeler was a child prodigy whose every move was dictated by controlling parents until he was an adult, and even then he found himself fighting his mother’s desire to cash in on his gifts. To escape her control, Bowie disappeared, working cash only jobs, leading to a gig as a ranch hand on Golden Sphinx Ranch in Colorado. Bowie decides he likes the quieter way of life, the luxury of doing what he wants when he wants. It’s a freedom he loves, and he isn’t ready to give it up for anyone, not even the sexy lady sheriff Jack Reeves.
Clint Grooms has just been arrested for a crime he could never in a million years even contemplate committing. His only thought is that he fought for months to get visitation with his daughter, and now this was going to ruin everything. He didn’t care about his reputation or his job. Never mind his freedom. All he cared about was his daughter. If he lost her, his life wouldn’t be worth living. Parker Quinn is the lawyer assigned to Clint’s case. Everyone says he’s a good guy, but the charges against him are compelling. Can she prove Clint’s innocence before they both lose everything that matters?
There’s no reason for a paleontologist to have a bodyguard. Unless you’re Dr. Rhea Blumetti—who accidentally caused an international incident in South America. As though it’s not bad enough being the baby of a family in the bodyguard business, now Finn Mabrey has been assigned as her permanent solo detail. Her crush for, oh, forever, now stuck protecting her ass from herself and the bad guys she ticked off.
In the five years since they met, and their, uh, interesting first meeting, Finn has tried to keep his distance from Rhea. Too many years, too many scars. But Rhea is keeping secrets about what happened in Colombia, and Finn is determined to sort them out. She’s in over her head—he knows that much. He almost lost her once, and that will never happen again. Except neither of them expected to enjoy all the time they’re getting to spend one-on-one. And how that might be more complicated than international criminals coming after them.
Milo “King” Kingsolver knows that Cassia Cafaro cannot keep a secret to save her life. Not that he minds; he’ll listen to her babble any day. But the beautiful, bubbly baker in a family of hard-asses has been off-limits from day one. But when Cassia asks him for one itty-bitty favor—to be her bodyguard for a long weekend—Milo discovers no good deed goes unpunished. Especially when that deed involves the Cafaro sisters breaking the One Cafaro Family Rule while big brother Roman is away. No, not breaking. Already completely broken. Smashed to pieces. For the first time, Milo wishes he was wrong. Turns out Cassia can keep a secret. In fact, she’s been keeping a lot of them…
Bodyguards probably shouldn’t bake or have existential crises. Ezra Blumetti used to like being the exception to the rule. Now he’d like the rulebook back. That is, until his next job crash-lands onto his lap. Erin Miyaki. Brilliant, beautiful, on-top-of-the-world Erin. His old nemesis, always ready to call him on said BS. Not only is she in danger; she might be more of a mess than he is. Stuck together, he gets to call all the shots as her bodyguard. Which means payback. Erin should hate him all the more. Instead, they’re getting along. A little too well. As though Ezra’s existence wasn’t upside down enough, though, a family secret shows up on his doorstep, needing his help. A secret kept from Ezra. One Erin helped uncover.
Once it was a game of who hated who more. Now the rules have changed—and neither of them will ever be the same.
Antonia “Toni” Cafaro has everyone figured out. With one glaring exception. Wylie.
Ever since the mountain man started working at Helios a decade ago, Wylie has provoked her—his unknowable and unfindable first name, his refusal to admit he has a past, and the lack of even one accidental physical touch between them. Then, after a small yet seismic shift between them, Wylie has the gall to vanish, promising Toni will never find him. She proves him wrong—and it almost costs him his life. Now, as the clock runs out and they search for answers to keep the past from unraveling their future, Toni has to keep Wylie safe as they try to outwit a tangle of enemies—and each other. But it might be too late.
Who fires the woman who saved his life? Roman Cafaro.
Harlow has had the gamut of crappy bosses and pretentious men. But she never knew bone-deep, satisfying, and real hatred until him. Only, Harlow can’t help herself from helping him. And it lands her in more danger than she realizes.
Fallon Amos is a quiet, lonely executive at Prime Trust. She tries to mind her own business and stay out of the way, making herself almost invisible so no one will guess that she has a past that is as explosive as it is heartbreaking. Ryker Zook, or Z, is a new clerk at Prime Trust who’s taken a special interest in Fallon. When she relents and lets him help her with her workout routine, she can’t believe a man like him could be interested in her. She reluctantly opens herself to him, giving him piece of her a bit at a time. But Z has a secret and he’s worried that he’s taken this game with Fallon a step too far.
Zayne Elrod met a girl when he was fourteen who became the measure by which he tested every woman he met. She was funny and beautiful and kind, the girl he could imagine spending the rest of his life with. How can you meet a girl at fourteen and know she is the one? Somehow, he did. Unfortunately, this girl disappeared after a school dance. His father knew what happened to her, as did most of the community, but they chose to keep it away from the children. Zayne never understood. Therefore, when he hears her name again, he jumps at the chance to see her. But she’s not the same girl he knew a decade ago.
Yuliana Dias is a new version of a mail-order bride, brought to America from Colombia on the K-1 visa that requires her to be married within ninety days of her arrival. The moment she walks off the plane and sees the man she’s destined to spend her life with, she’s filled with excitement. Unfortunately, this man is not the fiancé her family has arranged for her to share her life with, but the bodyguard her future husband has hired to protect her from enemies only his paranoia has ever met.
Locke Gladden is at a Mexican resort, enjoying sun and surf, free drinks, and the touch of a beautiful woman. What could possibly be better? The only problem is, the woman whose touch he’s enjoying isn’t his wife as they’ve told everyone, but his partner. He’s undercover, trying to unmask a criminal, using this beautiful woman he considers a friend as bait. She’s beautiful and if she puts on one more bikini, he might just forget the lines they drew in the sand years before, and step into new territory. Why not?
Cheryl O’Donnell has had a phone flirtation with this guy for years, one of those things that seems innocent enough on the surface, but can carry the weight of a true romance if given the right light. But things have changed, and she’s beginning to think this man isn’t who she’d always believed him to be.
Ox Winn and his security firm, Caballo, have been hunting a serial killer for a year. He’s gotten close enough that the killer has hacked the firm’s computer system and has begun sabotaging their cases. Is it someone working in the firm? Is it someone they trust, someone they work side-by-side with each day? As Ox hunts his killer, he finds himself struggling with the guilt of placing the people he cares about most, his employees and his live-in girlfriend, Kinsley, at risk. Has he finally found the one case that will be too much for him? Or will he once again outsmart the criminals and triumph over darkness?
NOTE: This is the 2nd volume of Caballo Security and can be read as a standalone. However, to enjoy the series better, I highly recommend reading Volume 1 first :)
Gretchen Sinclair is on the run from a man she refuses to name, moving from place to place so quickly that she has no chance to put down roots. But when she moves in next door to Shane Camper, she’s immediately drawn to his cowboy style and his gentleman’s ways. She sets down the rules, explains that he can’t ask her any questions, but is still caught off guard by how quickly he sweeps her off her feet. She should move on, should have left the moment she realized Shane was different from anyone she’d ever known before, but she’d waited too long and her past had caught up to her. Will Shane buy into her lies and walk away, or will he be the one thing she’s never had, a white knight in shining armor, the only person who can save her from her worst enemy: herself?
Edie Watson fought and scratched her way to the top in six very short years. As senior director of operations for a major food manufacturer, she had everything she’d set out at eighteen to achieve. No one could call her the prisoner’s daughter now. But when an assignment brings her right back to where it all started, the last thing she expected was to end up in the company of the man who shattered her heart eight years ago. She would have thrown it all away back then just to be with Cohen. How ironic was it that he was the only one who could help her keep it all on track now?
Jasper Upshaw didn’t do anything wrong, yet he’s in jail facing fifteen to twenty years in prison. The accusation was attempted murder of a sheriff’s deputy, but the truth was very different from what they were saying. This was a vendetta that had nothing to do with Jasper, yet he was the one about to pay the price. The only thing standing between him and a lifetime behind bars is a beautiful, ambitious lawyer who is everything he’s been running from since he was a small child.
Virgil Holt was the undersheriff for Sheldon County when its sheriff, Jacob Hayes, was revealed to be corrupt. Upon Hayes’s arrest, Virgil was forced to take over a department that was divided in its loyalties, half the deputies still committed to the corruption Hayes had poisoned them with. With Finley McHale, Hayes’s right-hand man, campaigning against Virgil for the position of sheriff, those divided loyalties have grown stronger and more dangerous. To this end, he’s brought in someone he can trust to protect the innocent men and women of Black Dog Security, to keep them from being harassed any further by McHale and his minions. A local murder and rumors of mobsters taking over a local strip club complicate things in ways Virgil couldn’t have predicted.
Mabel “Maybe” Dulaney is stuck in Miami with the hottest guy she’s ever met, but a guy who can barely stand to be in the same room with her. They bicker constantly, fighting over things as simple as a box of Twinkies. Why can’t he let her have a drink, let her dance once in a while? Why does he have to keep such a tight leash on her? Yeah, some mobster who had a thing for her aunt is hunting her down, but what did that matter? She can handle herself. Until she can’t. When danger comes, it’s Eric who saves her. But was he only doing it because it was his job? Or was he lying to them both? If he didn’t care about her, why was his next instinct to pretend she was his wife?
Elena Vasquez thought she would never be safe again, not after she nearly got blown to pieces by a car bomb. Rook Security then comes in, spiriting her away to shield her from the ruthless criminals seeking to kill her and her campaign against ivory smuggling. That’s when she meets him again—the charmingly awkward jock who never gave her the time of day. She knows he’s just being paid to protect her, just doing a job that any meathead with a gun can do… so why is it that he makes her feel that everything’s going to be all right?
Sequence Bone is the ice man of Rook Security—cool, calm, and collected as he watches everything from his high-tech perch. Then she came bumbling and bubbling into his life. His job is to be her eyes and ears, to provide overwatch as she cuts off her ties to one of the most dangerous men in New York. And yet he just couldn’t keep up the frosty mask that he normally wears, couldn’t stop caring about her more than he should.
Atlas Bone knows what it’s like to suffer, to take all the pain and abuse without being able to do a thing. His laughter, his bantering and blustering—all a façade he learned to build up over the years. That’s why he recognized the signs when he first laid his eyes upon the little waif of a woman: eyes deep with despair, flesh sunken from chronic hunger, and bruises in all the right spots. He wanted to give her a small gesture of kindness, help make her life a little easier while soothing over his long-forgotten wounds of the heart. But the past has a way of catching up with everyone...
Moreau Davy may smile for the cameras, pose for the fans, and dazzle the paparazzi. Deep inside, however, he pines away for a woman he knows hates him. Better to keep her at arm’s length, play the role of stupid celebrity, than to risk losing her altogether by confessing his feelings for her. And then someone decides to kill him… or at least tries to.
Savannah Georgia hates the spoiled, egotistical clients of Rook Security—especially this one self-important Hollywood hotshot. He brings in the money on the regular, though, so she grits her teeth and plays the part of bodyguard. One failed assassination attempt later, and she finds out that the man called Moreau Davy isn’t as invincible—or as intolerable—as she once thought him to be.
Javier Rook gave her all the space she needed—even if meant signing the divorce papers. He ignored the screams of his soul, of the love he lost, all for the sake of her happiness. And so he endured, steeling his heart against the pain. If it was for her sake, he would stoically take anything and everything that comes his way.
Someone out there, however, wants to make sure that Javier never finds happiness ever again. And what better way to make a man suffer than to destroy that which he loves most?
Maclean Harris is a man who lost everything that mattered and is trying to put his life back together the best that he can. A former cop, he’s recently taken a job with the brand-new security firm, Barracuda Security. He’s handed a new case, one that seems simple enough: keep a lady attorney safe from a potential stalker. But what starts as simple becomes complicated when Maclean meets Rylee.
Rylee Gruffydd is a demanding, high-spirited woman who is fiercely protective of what’s hers. When she catches some guy following her around town, she confronts him, demanding to know what his deal is. The revelation that her estranged brother believes her to be in danger seems more like a game than anything to be afraid of.
There is something about the new accountant that Ayden Vaughn can’t ignore—a certain control disguised by a winning smile. A confirmed bachelor, he’d never known anyone like her. And the fact that she keeps him at arm’s length even after some of the hottest kisses he’s ever experienced just makes it that much harder to turn away.
Paxton Morris has made mistakes in her life, some that haunt her every time she looks in the mirror. Everyone thinks they understand her, that they can see right through her, but none of them know her real self. And that’s the way she plans to keep it.
General Wayne Crawford has a problem. He suspects someone in his command is stealing information and using it to help homegrown terrorists. He knows he needs to go to his superiors with his suspicions, but he wants strong evidence to back up his claims. For help, he looks up a former student, Kai Gabriel. But the moment he tells his story to Kai, his ordered world suddenly implodes, drawing him into a game he didn’t even know he was playing.
Lili McMahon is Kai’s neighbor, owner of Lili’s Bakery and all the delicious treats that are threatening to turn his six-pack into a twelve-pack. Lili is also a woman with secrets that hide just beneath the surface. When Wayne Crawford shows up in Walnut Estates, Lili is immediately drawn to him, to the uniform he wears, and the power it represents.
Rock Steel was a sniper under Kai Gabriel’s command when he had to make a split-second decision to take a child’s life or allow that child to take his commander’s life. Rock made the choice, but paid a stiff price. Rock has spent the years since blaming Kai for his ruined career. Therefore, when a client contacts him and asks that he plant a bomb in Kai’s office, he jumps at the chance to get a little revenge back on his old pal.
Cady Miller is the receptionist at Barracuda Security. She loves her job, but she wants to know what it’s like to be an operative, to share in the excitement of the job. Unfortunately, her first assignment proves to be a weak man just looking for attention. She’s quickly bored, and that allows her to become fascinated with a man she’s seen three days in a row go into a nearby bank. She decides to follow him and is shocked when he gets the better of her, pinning her to a wall after she allowed herself to become convinced that he was gone.
Kai Gabriel was obsessed with Briar Pierce from the moment he read her beautiful letters. Those letters weren’t addressed to him, but they saved him from a dark depression that had him in its grips just the same. To say he wanted her abusive husband out of the way was an understatement. But did he really resort to murder to make it happen?
Briar Cox Pierce was born into a bad situation that she barely escaped as a teenager.
Back from a war he can’t forget, Joshua is assigned to protect Aimee, a young accountant at a local hedge fund, after a kidnapping attempt outside her work fails miserably. They soon discover her house has been tossed, and everything with her company is not as it seems. With both of them on the run, Joshua enlists help from friends, who quickly end up in the crosshairs of a powerful private military group. Can Joshua put aside his quest for revenge long enough to save the beautiful financial wizard? Or will her own choices lead to results that are more than they can handle?
What starts out as a light security job for Kincaid turns explosive as a young bartender named Mindy becomes the target of both a car bomb and a personalized, at-home booby trap. But when an attorney from Mindy’s hometown is found murdered in his hotel room while on a trip to meet her, both security agent and barkeeper are quickly put under the microscope by local law enforcement. Forced to flee from the city, they must travel to the one place Mindy can confront her past and the troubles plaguing them both: the home she abandoned as she tried to put her past behind her.
A routine bodyguard detail for a Japanese businessman goes south when Ben ends up at a local underground gambling hall as part of an evening of entertainment. Things get even worse when rivals to the local crime syndicate show up to cause problems, and both he and the hostess Elizabeth are forced to work together to rescue as many revelers and gamblers as they can. Now, Ben is being tapped by a local fixer to find the gambling hall’s head of security, and if he refuses, Elizabeth and her younger sister will be the ones held responsible. Ben will have to swallow his pride and work with the attractive woman if he wants to make it out alive. But can he do it, even as a third criminal organization appears seemingly from nowhere and begins to hunt the same man?
He just wanted to deliver a letter from her dead brother. He didn’t want to end up protecting the gorgeous political campaign manager from a crazy stalker ex-boyfriend, or be responsible for trying to extract her former roommate from a communal religious cult. But as the local Mayoral election heats up, Thomas and Rachel will find out there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to all the moving pieces in the local electoral game. Especially since the cult leader has a shady, murderous past, and is busy trying to secede from the city. Thomas will have to find a way to bring in the cult’s founder while also mustering the courage he needs to tell Rachel that he’s the one really responsible for her brother’s death.
The owner and boss of Eagle Eye has had some of the worst jobs imaginable. At least, he thought so. Now, Mark Riley is forced to deal with hired killers and drug-cartel hitmen as he tries to spark a war and save Paige Henry, the daughter of a Washington bureaucrat who can end Eagle Eye with nothing more than a stroke of her pen. The target of his rescue attempt, a covert CIA agent, is less than satisfied with the outcome. The only way she’ll let Mark return her home to “the company” is if he first helps her bring down the cartel that kidnapped her. The only problem is that it’s the same cartel that invaded his own adopted city. Can Mark temper Paige’s desperate need for revenge? Or will she drag him down with her as he’s forced to confront Eagle Eye’s own involvement in the cartel’s rise to criminal power?
Valerie Cole is a pediatrician looking forward to her summer break. She dreams of beaches and martinis, of good books and sunbathing. Instead, she finds herself coaxed by her charming brother into a working vacation, two weeks in a remote Mexican city where his nonprofit has just opened a free clinic. Something goes wrong almost immediately, and Valerie finds herself locked in a dingy trailer in the middle of nowhere with a dangerously handsome stranger.
Eva is a famous model turned actress in town to do a series of photo shoots and local appearances. A stalker has her frightened, and she hires Caballo to protect her. Akker is assigned her case, and he finds himself drawn to her, but is torn by his loyalty to his brother. Will he have to choose between romance and loyalty for the second time in his life? Will he make the right choice this time?
A jewelry designer is headed to Fashion Week in Paris, but she’s received an unusual threat that leaves her concerned for her life. This woman is part of a pot of trouble brewing for Ox, and he needs someone he can trust on it. Brock is the only one available.
Ox Winn’s personal assistant, Skylar George, is married to one of his best operatives, Prescott Armstrong. However, no one knows it’s a green-card marriage, due to end as soon as the INS closes their file on Prescott’s immigrant status. Skylar has done this without asking for anything in return, but when her great-grandmother begins acting oddly, Skylar calls in a favor, asking Prescott to go home with her.
Tomboy James Duncan is a decorated war hero with a reputation. No one in San Antonio would touch her with a ten-foot pole until Ox Winn hired her. Now, four years later, she’ll do anything for him, even put on a dress. Teamed up with Max Lucas, the one operative at Caballo she hates the most, James, is tasked with infiltrating a human-trafficking ring running raves in abandoned buildings all over the city.
Ox Winn took over his father’s security firm, Caballo, four years ago. Taking the reins meant carrying on the legacy his father left him. But when Ox discovers that legacy isn’t quite as honorable as he’d always assumed, he takes steps to protect the ones he loves even though it could mean sacrificing something more precious than his father’s memory: his own life.
Detective Kinsley Salazar is a woman haunted by a dark past who has only recently opened a teeny corner of her heart to Ox. When an arrest warrant crosses her desk with his name on it, Kinsley is determined to do her duty no matter how hard it might be.
But when it becomes clear that by doing so she could be putting Ox in harm’s way, she makes a choice that will alter the course of both their lives. Will Kinsley be able to save both herself and Ox? Or has she doomed them both to disaster?
Emmy Bender’s a good girl who lives a quiet life and always does the right thing. Unlike her twin sister, Isa, a famous DJ who lives life on her own terms. But when Isa vanishes one night before a big show, Emmy’s orderly life is thrown into disarray as she embarks on a search to find out just what happened to her sister.
Jason Armstrong is a security guard working at the club the night Isa disappears. As one of the last people to see her, he feels personally responsible. Jason is still trying to come to terms with a troubling incident that occurred a few years ago, something he has had difficulty moving on from. He joins Emmy in her search for Isa, a dangerous journey that will threaten to upend both of their lives.
As the daughter of a billionaire business mogul, Stella Brookshire has always lived an easy life, until a suspicious accident ends her blossoming career as a professional cyclist. Determined to get back on the bike, Stella ignores her parents’ pleas to find a safer hobby to pursue. Her father, though, wants to ensure her safety, and hires a bodyguard to go out with Stella on her bike rides. The bodyguard doesn’t last long, though, and neither does the one after him. No one seems to be a match for Stella’s sharp tongue or her vicious wit. But that’s all about to change when Cole O’Keefe enters the picture.
Lena Curtis’s life is going pretty well. She’s thirty-four, has a successful career, her own house, and enjoys her time alone. She’s an independent woman who knows she doesn’t need a man to complete her life. In fact, finding a boyfriend is the last thing she’s really looking to do.
All that changes when she meets Shep Parkington, an amateur MMA fighter who is trying to make it pro, all the while escaping the clutches of his ruthless and dangerous family. He isn’t really looking for a relationship either, but neither he nor Lena can deny that there is certainly some serious chemistry between the two of them.
Not everyone is interested in seeing their relationship succeed, though. Shep’s family thinks Lena is too uptight and controlling, and they are willing to go to extreme lengths to get Lena out of the picture for good.
Teagan Kelly never planned on becoming a social media star, but when her Instagram account propels her to Internet stardom, she reluctantly embraces the role. But when several of her fellow social media influencers are shot dead, Teagan finds that she is suddenly fearing for her life.
Enter Ben Sanders, who meets Teagan by chance and agrees to work as her bodyguard. Ben is still reeling from the disastrous way his previous relationship ended, and he thinks that working with Teagan might be a good way to get his mind off things. Yet all too quickly, Ben and Teagan realize the chemistry between them is too real to deny. Yet despite how good things are between them, there is still a killer on the loose and people who seem willing to stop at nothing to see that Ben and Teagan don’t stay together.
To the outside world, Drew Parker appears to have it all—he’s the owner of a successful security company, he’s wealthy, and he’s devastatingly good-looking. He has an endless supply of first dates, and he even plays in a popular underground band. But what people don’t realize is how haunted Drew is after his sister’s disappearance almost two decades ago.
Gwen Lillie is the niece of a charismatic religious cult leader who fled to San Francisco once she turned eighteen.