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About Alyssa Bailey
A USA Today and International bestselling author of historical and American contemporary romances, I write light, realistic romance novels full of sizzling alpha males and the spicy adventuresome women they love. My characters live in Cowboy Country, Regency/Victorian England, and the Contemporary realm all with an Happily Ever After.
A proud Texan living among the wealth of Alaska's beauty, I watch eagles fly overhead, whales and salmon frolicking in the sea, seals clapping for attention, and bears in the neighbor's garbage. I vacation where rattlesnakes and scorpions roam beside black widow spiders, cattle country, rodeos, and horses that are eager to take you on your own happy trails.
I hope you enjoy reading my adventures of love with a touch of something special.
Find me HERE:
Blog/web page: http://alyssabaileyromance.com/
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Annalise Coton is to be sold to the highest bidder. She is eighteen, has fulfilled her usefulness as a nursemaid to her half-brother, and with no natural parent to protect her from the outcome, she is to go home with the man offering the best price by the close of business today – proposal of marriage optional.
But if the choice were hers, the attractive lord who entered the leather shop is one she would consider. He is obviously used to having his desires met, but there is a gentleness about him that belies the hard, angular exterior. She imagines he would be a strict taskmaster, possibly a ruffian in the marriage bed, but a tender caretaker.
She feels the tingles in her lower regions, and her daydreaming begins. If he would only pay her price.
Lord Stephen Thayer needs to find a wife, produce heirs, and meet his first son obligations. However, he has prerequisites that are making a choice difficult, and he will not lower his expectations or standards merely to obtain a bride.
Stephen isn’t a snob, he has needs, and he wants a woman who has the same desires as he does – but how to find her is the issue. With the London season over, Stephen prepares to return to his estate, stopping to purchase some leather and possibly a new pistol. He finds that a new saddle and pistol is not all that is offered at the shops today.
Could the lovely blonde-haired sprite with the biting tongue, innocent bravado, and enticing pout be the answer to his dilemma? Would she submit to him in every way to include his discipline?
The choice is his to make and hers to take.
DISCLAIMER: This book contains domestic discipline, elements of age-play, and explicit scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
When the time’s right. When he’s ready. When he finds her. But not yet. Lord Anthony Kendrick has obligations he fulfills daily but there is one he has yet to address; finding a wife and begetting heirs. All in due time. Without warning, he discovers the very woman he has been waiting for in his drawing room, and she needs what he can offer – if he were ready and if she were to agree.
Lady Genevieve Jacobson does not want to marry now, if ever. Her relatives disagree and pressure her to accept the offer of a man thirty years her senior. As the eldest, she is obligated to marry before her sister does. Ginny refuses to comply. Suddenly her freedom and her very life are at stake. She must make some dangerous choices if she is to have any say in her future happiness.
When Kendrick finds Ginny has taken matters in her own hands and put herself in mortal danger, he decides the time is right to claim her. Even if she doesn’t agree.
Publisher’s Note: This steamy historical romance contains elements of mystery, suspense, action, adventure, and power exchange.
Before she was twenty-one, Camille Hendrix had been lied to, cheated on, assaulted twice, forced into a loveless marriage, divorced, and left to fend for herself with one baby and another on the way. She had also been loved by a man she left without a word of explanation and missed every day of her life. Now, with a nursing degree and two preschoolers, she was determined to return to her hometown and make a life, if possible, with the only man she ever loved. But was it too much to ask? Someone in town thought so.
Sawyer Knight was the most sought-after playboy in three counties and probably more. Everyone knew the woman he loved had suddenly left town without a word. Since then, Sawyer could be seen most weekends at the Whet Whistle, kicking up dust, getting toasted, and going home with a different woman. No woman was permanent in his life and Sawyer made that known loud and clear, until Cami came back to town. She was divorced, a mother, and life weary but when he laid eyes on her at his brother’s house, she was still the most beautiful, feisty woman he’d ever seen. Maybe more than ever because her strength of character shone through the battle scars, and his heart immediately yearned for her. If he claimed her this time, he wouldn’t let her go without a fight. It seemed the first opponent had already entered the ring.
This is book two in the Clearwater Ranch series but can be enjoyed as a standalone.
Publisher’s Note: This contemporary Western romance contains elements of mystery, suspense, sensual scenes and power exchange.
Cairistine Donohue had run away from Scotland to the Colonies to avoid an unbearable future. Now back in England her employment is unexpectedly terminated, leaving her alone with little coin and no prospects. Returning home is not an option. Faced with a life full of hard choices or starvation, Cairis gratefully accepts the position of companion to Lady Ashton.
Cullen Black O’Leary dominates the seas, his business, and the lassies. Returning to England to survey his new estate, Cullen seeks his escort, Cairistine Donohue. He finds her trying to escape him with her red hair flowing and sweet sassy mouth telling him off. He has to take her as his own.
But Cairis’s dark secrets are revealed, threatening to ruin her and destroy their hope for a future. Can she do what her Black Laird requires to secure their future – his way?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy historical romance contains elements of power exchange.
Rosemary Thayer, suddenly alone in America, could finally do as she wished. It was the most frightening and exciting thing that had ever happened to her. She intended to capitalize on the opportunity by getting away from the man who wanted to marry her, and avoid homelessness and prostitution. Marriage would come eventually, but in her limited experience, men were trouble. If her secrets were out, no respectable man would ever look at her, let alone marry her.
Lord Edward Ashton was returning to England on one of his own ships to take up the newly inherited family reins as the Earl of Ashton. He would need to marry to ensure the line, but he had his own desires in a wife that he couldn't ignore. Then he met Rosemary, full of secrets and intent on her own way, even if it risked her safety and innocence.
She would need a firm hand and, at least on the ship, he would need to take on that role for her. It would be a challenge, but as he looked into her pleading eyes, he knew he would entertain no other course. She was the woman he’d hoped to find, if she would only stop fighting him.
Publisher's Note: This book contains domestic discipline, elements of age-play, and explicit scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
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Rebecca York – Can She Get Home for Christmas? - Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?
Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn - A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.
Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street - A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.
Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) - Jodi's house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.
Katy Walters –Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.
Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair - Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?
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Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) - Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?
Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee - With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.
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Susan Jean Ricci – A Joyous Holiday Inn - Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?
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Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas - Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?
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Jen Talty – The Christmas Getaway - A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.
Sharlee Armstrong is happy spending her professional life in seclusion as an independent information broker. Though she has plenty of high paying clients, the latest offer also finds her libido piqued when she meets Jacquard Reynaud. He’s gorgeous, sexy, and dominant.
The minute she sets foot into his office, and life, Jac knows he has to have Sharlee, but first he must keep her safe. Her reputation, her livelihood, and her life are in jeopardy. Despite her protests, he takes her in hand. For her own good.
Publisher's Note: This contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange.
Mark Jensen works hard and plays harder, preferring one-night stands to anything long term – until he hooks up with the company accountant. Jessie is sweet and sassy but there's a loneliness about her that makes her unlike any woman he’s dated before. She’s stolen his heart.
Just when Mark has finally convinced Jessie to move in with him, her brother runs into trouble. Jessie is in over her head and making all the wrong decisions based on trying to protect her new friends, and her lover.
Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange.
Newlywed Molly O’Connor loves all kinds of mysteries and solving them gets her blood pumping almost as much as her new husband Cián O’Connor. Cián wants his wife to ease into her new life and is open to any way she finds comfortable. Soon, however, it becomes obvious that running a clinic, orienting to a large Irish family, and dealing with her protective husband isn’t enough excitement for the love of his life.
When things progress from a little harmless fun to horse thefts, assaults, kidnapping, and even murder, Cián puts his foot down. Despite his admonitions, his bride is too enmeshed in the events going on around them to heed his warnings for long. Molly becomes secretive, refusing to let go until it’s too late, putting herself and her family in grave danger.
It will take help from the entire O’Connor clan along with some special friends to ensure the young couple’s forever isn’t over before it begins.
Publisher’s Note: This sweet contemporary romance contains elements of domestic discipline.
Lady Amelia Blackwell embarks upon her first London season where she is presented to the Queen and the rest of proper society. Everyone, including Amelia herself, expects that she will find a husband amongst the new, eligible gentlemen that she meets during the whirl of social activities. Lord Morgan Barrington has known Amelia her entire life. No longer the high spirited little girl whom he had to rescue from various scrapes, Amelia is now the beautiful, enchanting woman he has waited for her to become.
Will Amelia be willing to give up her freedom for the strict rules and expectations of Lord Barrington? Will he be able to convince her that true freedom comes from submission?