Author Name: AC Arthur

A Legacy Is Born

The Donovans: Sizzling. Suspenseful. Sophisticated.

For lovers of the award-winning Donovans and Donovan Dynasty Series, comes this glimpse into the beginning of a legacy built on faith, love and drama.

As Gertrude “Gran” Donovan celebrates her eighty-first birthday and a day later takes her last breath, her sons, Rowan and Charleston, must split their time between grieving and dealing with remnants of a deal they made with the devil.
Isaiah “Ike” Donovan and his wife are raising six sons they plan to usher into the family oil business one day. But two of their college-age sons have other ideas: Henry’s in love and Bernard’s chasing every woman who looks his way.
But no one pays attention to Bridgette “Birdie” Donovan. Not beyond giving the spoiled and entitled youngest daughter whatever she wants. Until what Birdie wants is what the Donovans fear the most.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a prequel to the Donovans and Donovan Dynasty Series. It is a short story that was previously published in the Donovans Uncovered: An Insider’s Guide. It is not necessary to read this before starting the Donovans or Donovan Dynasty series. However, this prequel SHOULD be read before reading SURI, the next book in the Donovan Dynasty series.

Suri

Accept the unexpected…

With her great-aunt in a coma and the rest of the family spiraling out of control as they fight to hold onto their wealth and reputation, the last thing Suri Donovan needed was to be inextricably drawn to this man who is unlike anyone she’d ever met.

Break all the rules…

She’s related to one of his closet friends. She’s involved in his biggest crime syndicate case. And she despises him. So why can’t he get through one night without dreaming of the sexy little spitfire? Why can’t he stop wanting her…needing her, like he needs air?

Special Agent Pierce Rawlings may not have all the answers, but when Suri goes missing, he’ll move heaven and earth to get her back.

Talaya

The next step…

For Talaya, the past ten months have been a roller coaster of emotions—fear, grief, joy, love. She’s not sure which ones are simply frequent visitors or which are the reality she can hold onto. All she knows for certain is that she wants Ridge, for however long fate allows.

Keeping Promises…

For Ridge, turmoil and influx aren’t new. Waking up every morning to a gorgeous headstrong woman in his bed though, well that’s something he’s surprisingly getting used to. Until her nightmares begin and the careful realm of normal he’d been trying to weave for them comes crashing down.

Now, to save the family they’ve both yearned for, they must confront the darkness that just won’t relinquish them. But will facing this adversary only open the gates to a world of death and destruction?

Publisher’s Note: Talaya is the SECOND PART to Ridge. Storylines from Ridge are further explored and completed in Talaya’s book. For premium enjoyment, Ridge should be read first.

Mr. On Your Knees

Hotelier, Jared Desdune, is focused on planning Miami’s premier Juneteenth event when during vendor interviews, a blast from his past walks into his office. Desirae Kane is the distraction he doesn’t need in his career right now, but exactly what his heart might be craving.

Desi’s event design firm has been steadily growing in the past years but landing a high-profile celebration with a 5-Star hotel chain will open even more doors. If only she can resist the passion that’s still burning dangerously between her and the man who broke her heart.

 

 

Leave It To Us

When the Butler sisters learn they’ve inherited their beloved Grandma Betty’s beach house on Daufuskie Island, there are mixed emotions. To put it mildly.

Successful Lana seems to have it all. Nobody needs to know that her marriage and finances are falling apart. No other option for the beach house but to sell. Overburdened Yvonne already has priorities–including being her mother’s sole caretaker. Her advice: put it on the market and move on. Then there’s sentimental Tami. She can’t let her sisters just unload their past without at least one last trip to the Lowcountry.

They don’t have a choice. If they’re to collect, they must reunite and renovate Grandma’s bequest.

During a life-changing month on the shore, the Butler sisters not only uncover family secrets, but a broken bond is being repaired through personal revelations and a newfound desire to keep their family legacy alive. It’s not going to be easy, but’s a beautiful start.

A Merry Invitation

Slayton Turner, ex-NFL player and manager of The Corporation Kensington swore he’d never want anything or anyone again. Until he heard her sing.

Aspiring singer, Willow James, is all about building her career, so an invitation to perform at a Christmas party where a notable music executive will also be in attendance, is a dream come true.

But what happens when an invitation for just one night, turns into so much more?

NOTE: This novella has a dual timeline with Ridge and does contain major spoilers for that title.

Ridge

New beginnings…

Talaya Richmond is content with her life as a social care worker in London where nobody knows her father was a notorious serial killer.  The notion that nefarious tendencies could be passed via DNA still haunts her, but she’s determined to build a new life, one where pain and despair are distant memories. A meeting with billionaire oilman and infamous playboy, Ridge Donovan, should have been routine. Instead, it opens a door to dark desires she never knew she possessed.

CEO of Donovan Oilwell UK, Ridge Donovan believes he’s back on track after his mother’s death two years ago. New house, new car, new position—all things he’d made an easy transgression toward, but the one thing he’s determined to hold on to is his never-lose-his-heart mantra. That is, until Talaya Richmond interrupts his morning routine with claims of a paternity suit and an undeniable sensuality that incites his deepest cravings.

Old secrets…

While intent on unraveling the tale spun by a previous one-night-stand, Ridge is drawn closer to the alluring Talaya and the haunting pain in her eyes. When he learns Talaya is a murder suspect, instead of walking away—because their bond over shared trauma has become unbreakable—Ridge whisks her away to the safety of Sansonique, his family’s private island. Amidst the pristine beauty of the Caribbean, two headstrong strangers struggle to make peace with their past demons, prepare for a confrontation with a killer and embrace a passion that just might destroy them.

Happy Is On Hiatus

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.

One Snowy Seduction

‘Tis the season for getting great gifts and Teesha Palmer just won the trip of a lifetime to the French Alps. The only pitfall to her holiday vacation is the appearance of her distractingly sexy friend-turned-enemy, Kendrick McLaughlin. An unexpected blizzard that traps them in a mountain-side cabin might be exactly what they needed to face the past…and one snowy night is all it takes to convince Teesha and Kendrick that they’re better together.

 

**Make sure you check out the rest of the books in the Baes of Christmas series!

Ten Christmas Shots by Elle Wright

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

12 Days of Passion

On the first night of Christmas…

Vanessa Harrison’s holiday spirit goes from humdrum to armed and dangerous when she is an eyewitness to a crime. Spirited away to a Caribbean hideout for her safety, she isn’t prepared for her instant attraction to gorgeous, take-no-prisoners FBI agent Kendrick Boudreaux. Soon her vow to never trust another man melts in the heat of Kendrick’s sizzling embrace…
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