Heath by Emilia Hartley

His one chance at happiness ended ten years ago.

Heath doesn’t want to be back on his old clan grounds. The ghost of his dead wife haunts him enough when he’s away from this place. Here, where Heath’s old clan leader killed her, the past doesn’t confine itself to haunting a room or a few private moments. It seeps into every place, every time, every thought. Heath won’t stay a second longer than he must to right the clan’s mistake from back then. At least that’s what he tells himself until he meets Buffy. The woman is wildly different from his dead wife, but he feels an unbelievable connection to her that makes him feel guilty in addition to haunted. Dragons only get one mate, and he’s had his. Or at least, he used to think so. Now, he’s not so sure.

All the same, he failed to protect his wife. He doesn’t deserve a mate.

Buffy isn’t looking for a mate. She can’t even figure out her own dragon. Hoping for a bit of relaxation and some help reconnecting with her increasingly distant and unpredictable beast, Buffy accepts her best friend Jude’s offer of a vacation cabin. The ramshackle hut and ominous lake are anything but relaxing, though, and Jude’s all wrapped up in her new man and her new clan. The only bright spot in this so-called vacation is a gorgeous, but moody neighbor. The attraction Buffy feels for Heath might be worth all the trouble of coming here if only the man weren’t so closed off.

She’ll get him to open up somehow. She and her dragon are beginning to feel like their sanity depends on it.

Titles in the Keepers of the Lake series include – Cole – Heath – Alec – Asher (April 2021) – Link (April 2021) – Zane (May 2021)

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Cole by Emilia Hartley

He guards a secret. She means to discover it.

Cole Barton is a sentry, living alone at the edge of a lake, keeping away all who would run afoul of the monster that lurks beneath its depths. At least, he keeps all away until Jude Drake arrives and refuses to be run off. The sexy, powerful, gold dragon shifter is more than a match for his own giant beast, and she seems intent on uncovering the secrets he wants to keep hidden. Even more unsettling, the lake monster is calling her, wanting to use her to break free from the sorcery that imprisons him. Cole would never allow his old leader to do that to any woman, but he’s particularly insistent that Jude not fall prey to the monster’s trap. Something about the gold dragon calls to Cole’s soul. The lake monster can’t have her. Cole will see to it, even if he has to deny his own heart and push Jude away.

Never again will he lose anyone he cares about to the monster.

Jude Drake knows why her cousin keeps sending her off to settle trouble around the country. Two gold dragons are too many for a single territory. Jude wants to settle down, though. She’s tired of her nomadic life, tired of cleaning up problems she had no part in making. She needs her own ground to rule, and with this lake territory she’s come to, she thinks she might have found it. The ground speaks to her, and she can see herself putting this broken clan back together. This is where she belongs, she’s sure of it—on this lakeshore, with this surly cabin rental manager.

Now if only she could convince the man and the land to give up their secrets and let her make her place here, she’s sure she could be happy.

Titles in the Keepers of the Lake series include – Cole – Heath – Alec – Asher (April 2021) – Link (April 2021) – Zane (May 2021)

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Tempting Fate by Emilia Hartley

Fixing up Bearclaw Castle is probably a mistake, but Roderick Carson intends to do it anyway.

It’s the only thing he can think of that’s sure to bring his long-absent brother back to his life. Roderick knows he’s losing himself to his bear, and he wants to see his brother one last time and say goodbye before that happens. It doesn’t matter that the castle holds horrible, haunting memories. It doesn’t matter that his brother will be angry as hell that he’s restoring the place instead of getting rid of it. He’s prepared for all that.

What he’s not prepared for is an engrossing blonde who won’t stay out of his business—or his heart.

When Morgan D’Marco sees trouble coming for the abandoned castle on the edge of town, she thinks her gift might be wrong for once. Nobody has lived in that place for years. Some say it’s haunted. Cursed might be more accurate. Either way, no one lives there. Still, her premonitions are rarely mistaken, so she checks it out. She’s glad she does when she finds a drool-worthy hunk parked in the driveway, set on repairing the castle. She can’t convince him to abandon his project, so she glues herself to his side despite his protests. She’s determined to avert the impending fate of this place.

Hanging around might be dangerous, but leaving him to his doom is unthinkable.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Curse of Bearclaw Castle series include – Tempting Fate – Teasing Fate – Toying with Fate – Twisting Fate – Triumph over Fate –

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The Snow Leopard’s Christmas Surprise by Emilia Hartley

Ellie was just looking for a normal holiday. She had planned to spend it with her family. Her mother, father and her baby boy, Casper.

When Nolan showed up, things took a turn for the worst. She couldn’t believe him. Why would he return after all these years? She didn’t need him then, and she doesn’t need him now.

Though, she had to admit. Casper and Nolan seemed to get along together really well…

(at one time this was considered a standalone story – now it’s part of a three-book set entitled Shifters Christmas)

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

 

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To Redeem A Bear by Emilia Hartley

Orion knows he’s losing the battle to control his bear. It’s only a matter of time before he’s so far gone that one of his friends feels obliged to put him down like a well-loved but rabid dog. 

That’s partly why he welcomes the sexy shifter from the Den who shows up with a silver-bullet with his name on it. Orion figures this will be the perfect end–he’ll have a bit of fun with this Anais and then stop complicating everyone’s life. 

He doesn’t count on the would-be assassin being his mate, a woman with complications of her own who is less and less willing to kill him the more time they spend together. 

Can two broken bears find wholeness together? 

Or is this a match doomed to fail?

This is an adult 18+ novel that does include language and sexual situations

Titles in Lumberjack Bears include — To Love A BearTo Save A BearTo Trust A BearTo Tame A BearTo Redeem A Bear

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To Tame A Bear by Emilia Hartley

Aimee Han likes her life as spicy as the Korean-influenced food she makes, and when she and her best friend Callie escape from Callie’s father and the oppressive Den he controls, Aimee believes her life may finally be heating up. At last, she can follow her dreams of opening a restaurant. And with Callie off with her new mate, Aimee’s got the gorgeous grizzly she’s fallen for (and his gourmet kitchen) all to herself. Dominick is as tasty as the feasts she loves to make, and he seems to find her irresistible. 

At least she does until the suffering caused by their fight with the Den makes him wild. The post-fight Dom is in constant pain and pulling away from Aimee as if afraid he might break her. 

Can Aimee convince Dom that she’s stronger than she looks in time to prevent his bear side from overwhelming the man she loves?

This is an adult 18+ novel that does include language and sexual situations

Titles in Lumberjack Bears include — To Love A BearTo Save A BearTo Trust A BearTo Tame A Bear – To Redeem A Bear

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To Trust A Bear by Emilia Hartley

Callie Stone believes that 2500 miles are about the right distance to keep between herself and Morgan Moreno, the cheating jerk who stole her heart and then stomped all over it a decade ago. 

Morgan’s little gang of rogue bears has been getting up to trouble, though, and Callie’s father, the leader of her idyllic Alaskan community of bear shifters, wants Callie to bring Morgan’s group back to the fold before they ruin things for bears everywhere. 

The trouble is, the longer Callie hangs out with Morgan and his friends, the more she comes to doubt her upbringing—and even her belief that Morgan cheated on her. Her bond to Morgan grows by the day, and the reasons not to trust in his love for her keep turning to mist and blowing away. 

As everything she always thought important gets turned on its head, Callie must figure out who to trust and how to earn the trust of those she has inadvertently hurt. 

Especially Morgan.

This is an adult 18+ novel that does include language and sexual situations

Titles in Lumberjack Bears include — To Love A BearTo Save A BearTo Trust A Bear – To Tame A Bear – To Redeem A Bear

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To Save A Bear by Emilia Hartley

When Addison Stravinsky finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun at her banking job, she decides life is too short not to pursue her dreams. 

Her novel-writing dreams, that is. 

Not the dreams about the sexy stranger who saved her in the bank and then saved her again by renting her a room in his cabin. 

But the new dreams won’t go away. Because the more Addison gets to know Reid Bronson, the more she’s attracted to this intelligent, sensitive, sexy, man. The trouble is, the more she gets to know him, the more she realizes he’s hiding something from her — something that’s threatening him from the outside and destroying him from within. 

Can Addison figure out what’s going on in time to salvage her dreams — all of them?

This is an adult 18+ novel that does include language and sexual situations

Titles in Lumberjack Bears include — To Love A BearTo Save A Bear – To Trust A Bear – To Tame A Bear – To Redeem A Bear

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To Love A Bear by Emilia Hartley

So long as the guys call him Boomer, Theodore Parker is content with his life. He has a place to stay, work to do, guys to hang out with — or fight with — when he wants, and the wilds of Montana to roam when he needs to be alone or go full bear. He has everything he needs. 

At least he thinks he does. 

Then, while he’s out logging with the guys, he finds a woman on the side of the hill, hurt and unable to remember who she is. When he takes her home to help her recover, he knows it isn’t a permanent arrangement. He knows she’ll have to go back to her old life someday. 

But the more he’s around her, the more he realizes his life isn’t complete without her. He’s not so selfish as to doom her to a rough life with a bear-shifting mountain man, though. He wants what’s best for her, even if that means leaving him, destroying his contentment forever. So, he protects her and keeps quiet about his shifting, so she isn’t forced into something she doesn’t want. 

What Emmy White wants, once she remembers herself, is Boomer. And safety from her past. What she doesn’t want is another relationship with a secretive, overprotective man. She thinks Boomer might be different, but how can she trust him when he won’t do the one thing she’s asked of him — give her the power to defend herself from the monster lurking in her past? 

Titles in Lumberjack Bears include — To Love A BearTo Save A Bear – To Trust A Bear – To Tame A Bear – To Redeem A Bear

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Cohen by Emilia Hartley

Ashe was different. Broken. That’s what her pack had called her… She couldn’t shift after all. And with magic coursing through her veins she was an outcast. Years of pain, anger, and sadness had passed before she finally accepted her wicked life. That is until her cards revealed a truth that terrified her to the bone. Ashe and Cohen were bound together, one couldn’t live without the other. Two souls as one. That was the truth her cards had revealed… 

Cohen’s animal was cursed. A darkness lingered in his eyes – the telltale signs that a monster lurked within. He had moved away from his pack to protect them. To protect his brothers and more importantly, to protect her. The only time he had known calmness was when he was with her. Simply being in the presence of Ashe had brought a temporary peace to the demon inside him. Despite his intentions to protect her, being away from her for all those years only made his animal worse. Only made him worse. 

Cohen longed to see her face and hear her soft voice again. But even more than that, he wanted to watch her as she moved, to feel her skin against his, and to hear her screaming his name – a lust that only she could sate. That’s why when Ashe had called him back to Stonefall he knew he couldn’t run any longer. Perhaps now it was time to face the truth that he ignored for all those years.

Titles in The Outcast Bears series include:  ArcherGage – Cohen

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

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