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Magical Chances
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The Collector 1: Magical Chances
by Mechele Armstrong
ISBN: 978-1-59632-348-3

Chloe is having a terrible day, where everything that can go wrong does, until she's offered a chance at much-needed money by the Collector. All she has to do is fetch him an artifact. Easy enough, right?

Wrong. The totem is with her ex-husband, who didn't appreciate a vase tossed at his head during their last fight. They never did anything halfway, sex or fighting.

Drake is a retired magician who can do real magic. But that didn't help him to keep his wife when she tired of all the secrets he kept about the family legacy.

When Chloe tries to take off with his totem, Drake realizes that of all the stuff he'd amassed, only one thing ever mattered, and he'd lost it.

Striking a deal with Chloe, he agrees to give her his totem in more ways than one if she gives him a weekend to rekindle the current between them.


Grave Heart
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The Collector 2: Grave Heart
by Emily Veinglory
ISBN: 978-1-59632-354-4

Kieran specializes in business dealings of a delicate nature. The sort that require an intimate knowledge of target and goal. And he's very, very good at his job.

A mysterious collector asks Kieran to carry out a simple task--to acquire a mysterious antique object called the lovestone from Joshua Brassington, a Vancouver businessman, whose old money wealth and self-possessed charm are the epitome of everything Kieran loathes.

When his purely financial offer for the artifact is unsuccessful, Kieran plans a simple, mercenary seduction. Cold and meticulous, Kieran has no place in his life for facing the ghosts of his dark past or seeking love in his future. But Joshua finds Kieran worthy of acquisition, and he, and the lovestone, have other plans.

Publisher's Note: This book is a homoerotic love story and as such contains elements that may be offensive to some readers: male/male sexual contact.


Cauldron
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The Collector 3: Cauldron
by A.J. Matthews
ISBN: 978-1-59632-375-9

Actress Kate Susadi and Harvard academic Matt O'Brien are summoned to the residence of the enigmatic Collector, lured by a promise of wealth and adventure. Yet when the pair meet it's loathe at first sight! Matt thinks Kate's a beautiful ditz with some pretence at smarts. She thinks he's a patronizing WASPish stuffed shirt. (Although the shirt is stuffed with a mighty fine body...)

The Collector sends the chalk n' cheese pair to Galway, Ireland on a mission to recover a legendary artifact and to find his old friend Thomas, Kate's grandfather, missing - presumed dead - for thirty years.

On the Galway shore they locate an ancient burial mound which holds the key to finding both man and relic - but when they enter it they get more than they bargain for. Powerful sex magic plunges them through a strange portal into the legendary world of Eirin, a lethal and unforgiving place where gods and heroes walk the land and magic abounds.

Somewhere here lies the Cauldron of Fire, the relic they must find to get them home - but there're plenty of people who have a vested interest in keeping it just where it is. Kate and Matt's own squabbling and bickering doesn't help their cause - until they begin to see the real person within the other. And when they do finally meet Thomas Susadi, love and understanding are all that stands between them and death...


Eight Arms To Hold You
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The Collector 4: Eight Arms to Hold You
by Ally Blue
ISBN: 978-1-59632-386-5

Luke Cordova is one of a kind. The last of an ancient race, exterminated by wealthy treasure hunter Carson Cordova, the man who found Luke and raised him as his own, and who now holds Luke firmly under his cruel thumb.

Austin Bell is nothing if not a survivor, but his luck is running out. Jobless, penniless and about to lose his home, Austin needs a change in his life, and he needs it fast.

When Austin finds Luke naked and injured in the surf on Cat Island, Mississippi, there's an instant connection. Both men feel they are fated to be together. But Carson Cordova won't let Luke go that easily. He needs Luke's unique abilities to recover a treasure he has chased for nearly thirty years: a crystal octopus, rumored to possess the power to grant the heart's truest desire. Afraid for his life - and Austin's - if Carson finds it, Luke turns in desperation to the one man who can help him. Dr. Andrew Martin, a.k.a. The Collector.

With Dr. Martin's help, Luke and Austin set out on a quest to steal the idol out from under Carson's nose. Working in secret from within Carson's recovery expedition, the two find not only the idol they seek, but the love they each crave. As they learn how intertwined the two truly are, Luke and Austin discover that finding your heart's desire comes with a price. One that might be too high to pay.

Publisher's Note: The Collector 4: Eight Arms to Hold You contains subject matter that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices and violence.


The Crystal Flacon
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2008 Fantasm Award Finalist
A 2008 Fantasm Award Finalist in the Best Psychic Romance category!
The Collector 5: The Crystal Flacon
by Jeanne Barrack
ISBN: 978-1-59632-413-8

Abby Foster, owner of Nannies, International, has been commissioned by the secretive Collector to obtain the Crystal Flacon, believed to have been in the possession of the infamous Lucrezia Borgia and to contain a magical aphrodisiac. But why should a nanny be set such a task? Seems Abby has secrets of her own. She also runs Finding Justice, an organization dedicated to returning art and other treasures lost during WWII to their rightful owners. With the specialized skills she's gained, getting the Flacon should be easy. She isn't counting on channeling Lucrezia through visions and dreams or falling for Antonio, duke d'Este, the present day owner of the Flacon.

Antonio d'Este, the direct descendent of Lucrezia Borgia, is a modern man with modern problems. A recent widower, he needs a nanny to take care of his five year old daughter while he prepares for the launching of "Lucrezia", the new scent for Borgia, the family-owned perfumery. Inspired by the stunning Crystal Flacon that contained a rumored magical aphrodisac, Antonio focuses everything on making "Lucrezia" a success. He has no time for the distraction posed by the beautiful nanny or the strange effect making love with her has on him.

When someone attacks the perfumery, destroying property, disrupting projects in an attempt to ruin the company and killing innocent people, they both need a change of plans. Together, using Abby's skills honed in while working for Finding Justice, they must find the saboteur, before everything they love is lost.

Publisher's Note: This story contains elements that may be objectionable to some readers: ménage, m/m sexual contact.


Love Cure
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The Collector 6: Love Cure
by Kai Andersen
ISBN: 978-1-59632-450-3

Marianne's brother is dying. A man known as The Collector offers her a slim hope for her brother's life in the form of a statuette purported to possess healing powers. There's only one condition: she must retrieve it together with Nicholas Trent, the man who'd stolen her heart and crushed it beneath his feet seven years ago and who still affects her in the most primal way.

Nicholas aches to hold Marianne again, but he can't blame her for hating him. When he hears she has a son and concludes she must be married, the ache only grows stronger. He agonized over losing her, but how could he tell her that he'd turned into a blood-sucking vampire, that leaving her was the best thing he could do? Now he will maybe have one more chance.

Marianne and Nicholas must battle their attraction and far more dangerous forces to retrieve the statuette. But even if the heal her brother, they will still need to find a love cure.

Publisher's Note: this book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: dubious consent.


This Time Forever
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The Collector 7: This Time Forever
by Lucynda Storey
ISBN: 978-1-59632-473-2

When terminally ill Skylar Creighton tries to aid an injured homeless man who's been stabbed, his attacker follows him into her bookstore demanding a green crystal. When the victim shoves a pale green gem into her hands, the mysterious crystal sends her hurtling into the cabin of the Rand Edward Jamison's Red Sky, a pirate ship. The captain--she knows and loves from the yellowed pages of his own journals.

When Rand hears a noise in his cabin, his senses go on full alert. Finding an interloper, he's sure his enemy, Owain Cutler, has found an assassin. What Rand doesn't expect to find is his deceased wife Emma's reincarnation. When this stranger unleashes her tongue with her sarcastic retorts he's confused. Is she or isn't she Emma? And what is all this nonsense about traveling through time from the future?

Skylar's been fantasizing about Rand for years, and Rand's convinced she's his dead wife returned to him. Between her new love giving her a determination to live and his old one giving him the determination to save her life, she's shortly begging he ravage her like the pirate that he is. But then Cutler steals the sistrum, and he's after Emma - or is it Skylar? He enlists the aid of a Hudu woman to send her own to her own time, because he will not lose her again.

Now all Rand has to do is find a way to get to Skylar and keep Cutler from killing her in a future three hundred years away.

Publisher's Note: this book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: violence.


The Onyx Palace
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The Collector 8: The Onyx Palace
by Diane Charles Linford & Jade Rivers
ISBN: 978-1-59632-498-5

Jasmine King, widowed wife of a war veteran, is a professional ecologist and broker. Her neighbor, pretty, white, Tabitha Mason still has her husband, but he treats her like a trophy wife. The unlikely pair become fast friends, a bond they'll need to help them through the danger on their doorsteps.

Bradley and Benjamin Johnson have a private investigation firm called Johnson & Associates. But they're not brothers, hell, they're not even the same race. When the mysterious Collector sends them to retrieve a tainted artifact, they learn that love crosses even more boundaries than magic.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Violence.


The Lost Temple of Karrtikeya
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2008 EPPIE finalist
The 2008 EPPIE winner in the GLBT category!
The Collector 9: The Lost Temple of Karttikeya
by Laura Baumbach
ISBN: 978-1-59632-499-2

Embroiled in a lustful, raw, and unhealthy sexual relationship with his cop partner, charmer Phil Gates, police detective Brandon King sees this as his last chance at happiness. Despite the fact his cop instincts tell him to move on, fear of being alone makes him hold on tighter.

During the course of an investigation, a mysterious man know only as the Collector crosses Brandon's path. He offers Brandon a chance at obtaining his deepest desire. Desperate to make his doomed relationship with Phil work, Brandon's heart overrules his head and he eventually accepts the quest to find an ancient Hindu statue.

His investigation leads him to join forces with a charismatic, attractive, but enigmatic explorer, Christian Carter, who stirs more than just Brandon's professional curiosity. Fighting their mutual attraction, Brandon lets Christian lead him on an adventure into the jungles of India where they meet deadly challenges presented by the primitive land and encounter a centuries old love affair. Here they find themselves at the mercy of a powerful temple guardian unlike any they could have imagined. Brandon has to decide if the price of his desire is worth the personal cost.

But does he even know what his true desire is? Or who?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.
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