~ Laney Kaye ~
An award-winning YA writer and professional counselor in her 'real life', Laney loves to mess with heads by day and imaginations by night
Malicious Desire Bent, Not Broken series Book 1
June 13, 2019
Women's Lit ~ Contemporary ~ Military
*Please note trigger warnings*
They think they can break her.
But if life hasn’t succeeded,
how can four men?
Now she'll fight for freedom — and revenge.
~ Terror and forbidden desire stalk the heart of the Australian Outback ~
A trip to the beach with her elementary school class turns into teacher Kayla Petrovic’s worst nightmare. Abducted. Held for ransom.
For years, Kayla’s believed she’s nothing more than the whore of her alcoholic mother’s taunts, trading her body for a roof, clothes, and money, using men’s hearts to heal her emptiness. But when the kidnappers threaten her students, she’ll sacrifice everything, including the last vestige of her self-respect, to save them.
Hardened army veteran, Captain Nick West, bears his own scars—not all of them visible.
He knows how to handle a world turned to shit. He’ll get in, retrieve the hostages, and get out, doing little damage—except to the kidnappers. They’re fair game. What he doesn’t expect is the kick in the chest—worse than the recoil on a sniper's rifle—of recognizing there’s something special about the woman he rescues.
But, after years of avoiding weakness, he’s sure as hell not interested in her. Love is a flaw he cannot permit.
Refusing to be labeled a victim, but haunted by PTSD-induced nightmares and ashamed of her illicit desire for Nick, Kayla craves the sweet release of a blade. When a kidnapper tracks her down, hell-bent on revenge, will she find the strength to cast off the demons of her past and save not only herself, but the one man she may be able to love?
Hawaiian Taboo The Spirit of Ohana Cruise Ship Series, #2
May 30, 2019
Contemporary ~ Erotic Romance ~ Holiday ~ Military ~ Romantic Comedy
~ Revenge is best served hot ~
The Land of the Lei
A plan to get laid
All the best laid plans go astray…
Summoned to attend her parents’ renewal of vows aboard the luxurious Spirit of Ohana cruise line, Lissa is reluctant to leave her job, her home—heck, even her pretend cats. But the newly-diagnosed commitment-phobe is eager to escape the memories of her ex-fiancé. And, according to her bestie, a tropical vacation is the perfect opportunity to conquer the fear of being trapped that has Lissa’s knees glued firmly together.
Luck is on her side when she meets gorgeous military man, Nate. The handsome soldier is more than happy to reinitiate her into the flirting game—and take it a whole lot further when they meet up again on the cruise. However, it seems the heat may melt her reserve—dare she allow Hawaii to play with her heart?
Yet Nate hides a secret, one that could see Lissa unwittingly break one of life’s most forbidden taboos. When she discovers his deception, Lissa has a very particular revenge in mind. But if revenge is a dish best served cold, she’ll have to find a way to combat both the tropical heat—and the fire Nate lights within her.
Line The Lure of the Mer #2
March 26, 2019
Erotic ~ Contemporary ~ Fae & Fairies ~ Fantasy ~ Paranormal ~ Shifters ~ Small-Town
Burned by a controlling relationship, professional fundraiser Krissy Bourke is determined to seize every opportunity her barely-even-vanilla relationship with her ex denied her. When a hot-as-hell lifeguard enters the picture, sparking her stifled lust, she's more than ready. Then he suggests his Thor-like cousin join them, and her fantasy of defying all the taboos will finally be realized. Yet, her new lover is hiding something.
Erik Okeanós is a member of an elite group of Australian lifeguards who hide a secret; they are the last of the Mer. Their numbers are dwindling, so Mer law forbids sex with humans unless another Mer joins them. He's shared women for over two-hundred years, and this pretty little human is no different. So why is he suddenly yearning for something more? Something that comes with too high a price…his immortality.
Endings Cat Shifters of Aaidar Book 4
Science Fiction ~ Erotic Romance ~ Fantasy ~ Paranormal ~ Military ~ Shifters
I'm on a dangerous mission with a
sexy alien jaguar shifter warrior.
The last thing I need is temptation.
But his searing kiss unleashes
my hidden desire.
Jag: Like the rest of my band-of-brothers, my guns, fangs, and claws are for hire-but I have a reputation for caution. Pragmatism. Methodology. The Cap, Herc, relies on me for my prudence. But now, with the world collapsing around us and danger pressing in on every side, I'm crazy in lust with Aren, the leader of the Refugees. For the first time, caution seems over-rated.
I don't know what the Hells is going on. Jaguarkin don't bond. We mate. Rut to produce offspring. Then move on. So why does this feel like more than that? I can't afford to allow a distraction in the form of one little human. One mysterious, desirable woman with the ability to rock my world. And, if I don't handle it right, rock all the worlds.
Aren: My life has been dedicated to one mission: to kill my father. After that, I'll die, either in a Regime prison, or from my own pair-blade-fulfilling a promise to follow my dead husband, Tracin, to his grave. When Herc & Maya and the crew need someone to infiltrate the Regime army and steal a communicator they need to contact the Aaidarian government, I see my chance. Jag will go with me, pretending to be Tracin. Which means he'll need surgical alterations, and he won't be able to shift or his disguise will be revealed.
And I'll have to have sex with him to ignite the blades. Shouldn't be too bad, right? A quick round in bed in exchange for a chance to finally see this through. Except, one touch from Jag sets my skin on fire. And I'm falling for him fast. How will I satisfy my Dragarian pair-blade's thirst for my blood if I'm bondmated with Jag?
Book 4 of a 4-book series. Our alien shifter sci-fi romance series guarantees alpha males, fierce women, steamy, on-the-page romance, and a satisfying happily-ever-after. Each book features new characters, but a larger story weaves through all 4 books. They can be read individually but are best when read in order.