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Midnight Pleasures

Amanda Ashley, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Maggie Shayne and Ronda Thompson

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Handsome and sensual, surrounded by an aura of danger, mystery, and the forbidden, a lover steps from the shadows. But is he mortal? Or is he an ancient god, a sorcerer, or a mythical beast who can possess a woman's heart...and her very soul?

Four of romance's most popular authors have created this spellbinding collection of stores filled with dark passion and desire. Under the cover of darkness, their heroes inhabit worlds haunted by ageless hungers and deadly forces stronger than any seen by day...and vanquished only by the power of love.

Now travel into realms where dazzling wonders roam the night, where magic replaces reason, and where a kiss unleashes a raging fire in the blood. And here, if you dare, discover the seduction that begins at the bewitching hour when a man and woman partake in...Midnight Pleasures.

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CHAPTER 1
A distant land before recorded time
IT was midnight on the Eve of First Harvest and he stood alone on a rocky pinnacle of his high mountain, watching the villagers far below as they danced around a fire blazing in the middle of the square.
No mere mortal could have discerned aught but the flames, but the wizard of Darkfest Keep could clearly see the face and form of each man, woman, and child, hear their songs of joy, their shouts of carefree laughter. He saw Adair, the cooper, flirting with a woman who was not his wife, saw young Muggins slip quietly into the shadows with the
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"Passion, magic, danger and forbidden love mix to great effect in this enticing new anthology...If you like your passion hot and spiced with the paranormal, then this is the book for you. These four remarkable authors really know how to deliver the goods!"
--RT Book Reviews
"Passion, magic, danger and forbidden love mix to great effect in this enticing new anthology...If you like your passion hot and spiced with the paranormal, then this is the book for you. These four remarkable authors really know how to deliver the goods!"
--RT Book Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Amanda Ashley, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Maggie Shayne and Ronda Thompson

  • Amanda Ashley is the author of paranormal romances including Everlasting Kiss, A Darker Dream, Embrace the Night and Everlasting Desire. In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times, and since 2004, she has placed more than 50 novels on the New York Times list. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency, Chronicles of Nick and Nevermore. A preeminent voice in paranormal fiction, Kenyon helped pioneer and define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world. She lives with her husband, three sons, a menagerie of animals and a collection of swords.
    Maggie Shayne has published more than 30 novels, several of which have appeared on the USA Today and The New York Times (extended) bestseller lists. Her stories span the genre, from westerns, to romantic suspense, to tales of the spiritual and paranormal, and just about everything in between. She's a seven-time nominee for the RITA Award, the industry's most prestigious prize, and has won countless others. Maggie lives in the tiny, beautifully rural town of Otselic, New York on a 200 acre non-working farm with her husband of 25 years. They have five gorgeous daughters, and a life that's half chaos, half bliss.

    Ronda Thompson lives in the great state of Texas. Ronda has been an avid fan of romance for years and is published in several different genres. Paranormal romance is one of her favorite genres to write because anything can happen and usually does!
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