September 1, 2009
Available in: Trade Size
Obey Me "A Gifted Story" by Paige Cuccaro (originally published 11-01-08 in e-book format)
He's rich, single, sexy and...oh, yeah. Undead.
Sophie Merlo dreams of becoming an international journalism star. Until her uncanny nose for news leads her into the path of a brutal serial killer. Now she'd be happy just to survive the week.
Alex wants only one answer from Sophie—how she wormed her way into his exclusive vampires-only club, something no human should be able to do. He thinks he's being set up in a string of murders, and he's got a good idea who it is—Octavius, his long-time, bitter rival. Only Octavius could figure out how to leave Alex's distinctive mark behind on the victims' throats.
One drop of Alex's saliva on Sophie's skin has her babbling a river, swimming in desire for him—and agreeing to use her persuasive powers to help find the real murderer.
Caught in the middle of a century-old feud between two rival vampires, there are only three things Sophie knows for sure: One of them is a killer. The other wants to take her to bed. And they're both lying.
If she can't figure out who's lying about what soon, her career hopes could vanish. Right along with her last drop of blood.
Empath "A Gifted Story" by Bonnie Dee (originally published 11-01-09 in e-book format)
How to trust him...when she can't even trust herself?
Jordan Langley thought he could deal with his empathic "gift"—until a traumatic event drove him into seclusion. As a hermit, he can avoid a world that tears his own emotions to shreds. But now a friend needs his help to reach an autistic boy who witnessed a murder.
Detective Lauren Sadler specializes in blocking her emotions so she can do her job. She can't deny Jordan's ability to reach the troubled boy, but she hadn't counted on how his touch affects her.
In the midst of the investigation, Jordan and Lauren break their own rules, sharing a night of passion that shatters all their barriers. Jordan is intrigued by the vulnerability and self-doubt he senses underneath Lauren's tough exterior.
But Lauren isn't sure if she's ready to yield to the power of the most intimate exchange she has ever known. Even if it's the only way to catch a killer.
Writing was never a foregone conclusion for Paige Cuccaro. She once had dreams of being a psychologist, a pediatrician, a school teacher, a photojournalist, a bartender, and/or an EMT. And then she met her husband and her world came into focus. Being wife and mother are her highest priorities and greatest joy. But escaping to the fanciful, sexy worlds twirling through her mind is an absolute necessity. Putting those worlds, and the cornucopia of characters that people them, on paper is just plain fun.
Paige lives in Ohio, with her husband, three daughters, three dogs, three cats, a parakeet and a bearded dragon named Rexy, in an ever shrinking house. When she's not writing she can be found doing the mom thing with a book in one hand and a notepad and pen in the other. Ideas come without warning and the best way to stimulate your imagination is to enjoy the imagination of someone else.