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About Ophelia Sexton
While writing is her first and strongest passion, she also enjoys wildlife and bird photography, but hasn't been lucky enough to photograph a wild bear yet.
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Smokejumper and wolf shifter Carl Jensen falls hard when his parachute is blown over a ridge by freak winds, then falls harder for Michelle, the pretty rancher who rescues him when he’s badly injured during his crash landing.
When Carl coaxes a kiss from her tempting lips, his wolf demands that Carl claim her as their fated mate. In that instant, Carl realizes he must find a way to stay with her and woo his woman.
But when an evil bear shifter threatens Michelle, Carl must set aside his plans for a slow seduction.
Now that he's found his true mate, he’ll fight to the death to protect her.
Can she resist the sexiest man she’s ever seen?
Michelle Hernandez came to the mountains of Colorado to heal her broken heart. After a bitter betrayal and divorce, she’s sworn off men. On her Rocky Mountain ranch, she cares for the younger brother she’s taken in. Together they try to keep her business afloat.
Not easy when something—or someone—keeps ruining her fences and attacking her livestock.
Or when a handsome, rugged smokejumper crash-lands on her ranch and needs a place to recuperate. Michelle tells herself she can resist the wolf shifter even though he’s the sexiest man she’s ever seen. She’ll keep her distance and ignore his promise to protect her.
But when Carl claims her lips, her world tilts. Can she take a chance on a wolf shifter who promises forever?
Hard Landing is the first book in an exciting new series about an elite all-shifter team of firefighters!
Jaguar shifter Esteban "Steve" Lopez is a smokejumper, an elite firefighter who risks his life parachuting into rugged terrain to fight dangerous wildfires. When his grandmother pleads for help in fending off his rapacious older brother Aarón, who is plotting to take over the family business by having her declared incompetent, Steve vows to save her. But good lawyers are expensive, and being a firefighting hero doesn't pay nearly as well as corporate raiding. If he's going to save his beloved abuelita, Steve needs an infusion of cash. Fast.
Enter successful entrepreneur and fellow jaguar shifter Maggie Ornelas. The dark-haired pastry chef is fearless and fiercely independent. She's spent her life successfully dodging her family's matchmaking efforts…until her heroism during a harrowing rescue from a raging forest fire makes the national news, and draws unwelcome attention from her clan elders.
Ambushed by her parents and the clan matriarch at the grand opening of her newest top-tier bakery in Denver, Maggie's handed an ultimatum: either repay her clan's big business loan, or agree to an arranged mating to Aarón Lopez, the heir to a rival jaguar shifter clan—and someone Maggie loathes.
All seems lost until a knight in a yellow firefighter's shirt steps up save her with a white lie about being her boyfriend. Even better, smokejumper Steve Lopez is Aarón's younger brother, so her parents instantly approve of him. Maggie offers Steve a bargain he can't refuse—if he's willing to pretend to be her fiancé until she can scrape together the loan repayment, she'll pay for the lawyer his grandmother desperately needs.
Things get complicated when Steve realizes that Maggie's his fated mate, and that he wants to claim her for real. Meanwhile, she's fighting her growing feelings for her fake fiancé because she's afraid that yielding to love—and her clan's wish to unite the Ornelas and Lopez jaguar shifter clans--will force her to sacrifice everything she's worked for.
Will their pretend engagement be the perfect solution to both their problems…or an utter catastrophe? This Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters spin-off romance features plenty of drama, a helping of steamy goodness, a dash of humor, and an HEA with no cheating.
This bundled set of novels and short stories features all of your favorite kinds of shifters--bears, wolves, sabertooth cats, and more!--along with the blazing love stories and small-town charm that you've come to expect. Included are:
He can protect her from anything...except himself.
Bear shifter and smokejumper Mike Nakano is secretly in love with his friend and teammate, coyote shifter Kara Latrans. He's quiet, serious, and extremely reserved. She's bubbly, confident, and a notorious practical joker on their smokejumper team. Complicating things is a history of bad feelings between their different shifter lineages.
He doesn't want to risk their tentative friendship by confessing his feelings for her. But all that changes when the two of them are sent to fight a fire in Denali National Park, and forced to undertake a grueling trek across the untamed Alaskan wilderness.
As they face hardship and danger together, Mike is driven to protect the woman he wants as his mate—but can he save her from his own desires?
"...a perfect Saturday afternoon feel-good read...If you're looking for a book that will leave you with a smile on your face, this is it." - Amazon reviewer
"...just the right mix of suspense and sexual tension with a really hot bear and a damaged sexy woman" - Amazon reviewer
A shifter shouldn’t fall in love with a human. So why are they destined to be together?
Curvy cupcake master Annabeth Jones has had enough of her fiancé’s dirty dealings.
Determined to put him behind her and start over, she flees to the quaint Rocky Mountain town of Bearpaw Ridge and buys a bakery with her life's savings. And when a red-hot firefighter strolls through the door on opening day, she can’t keep her eyes off this tasty treat.
Volunteer fireman Dane Swanson has given up on finding The One. So when the handsome bear shifter meets the captivating new business owner, he’s stunned to discover this normal woman is his fated mate. And now he has a heartbreaking dilemma: he can’t tell her about his true nature, let alone spill the town’s secrets.
Though Annabeth falls hard for the hunky hero, she struggles to believe he could be interested in a big girl like her. And as Dane wars with himself over giving his heart to a bubbly non-shifter, an unwelcome visitor from the past threatens to tear it all to pieces.
When desire sparks, will the tortured couple fan the flames?
Heat: A Bear Shifter + BBW Paranormal Romance is the first book in the steamy Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters series. If you like small-town meet-cutes, scintillating shifters, and a dash of adventure, you’ll love this paranormal romance.
"...full of suspense, action and sexy romance. Talk about heat! Grab a copy of this set and settle down for hours of reading pleasure." - Amazon reviewer
Will a family of bear shifter firefighters put their supernatural secrets at risk for a life of mated bliss?
Six books. 1200+ pages of sexy firefighting shifters, battling to defend their community and find love.
The Swanson brothers are fiercely protective of their small Rocky Mountain ranching community. Volunteering as firefighters, they keep two things safe: the townsfolk and the secret that they’re shifters.
As each brother in turn meets the woman that the stars have decreed for him, they learn the dangerous price of their passionate destinies.
Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters Boxed Set contains Books 1-6 in the steamy Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters paranormal romance series. If you like sizzling chemistry, bold bear shifters, and colorful characters with rich stories, then you’ll adore Ophelia Sexton’s feel-good paranormal romance series.
This boxed set contains:
- Heat - When a beautiful outsider opens a bakery and captures eldest brother Dane’s attention, he’s stunned to discover this normal human is his fated mate. Does he dare reveal what he is for the sake of destined love?
- Smolder - Mark Swanson prides himself on his legal practice. But when he rescues a gorgeous accident victim, he can’t believe she’s his destined partner. Can he trust her with his secret… especially since she’s a reporter determined to prove shifters are real?
- Ignite - Can Evan protect Steffi’s infant niece from a sinister cabal?
- Flame - When Thor shockingly loses his memory, will he remember who he is in time to embrace his fated mate, an attractive shifter on the run from an arranged mating to a dangerous brute?
- Burn - After losing her mate a decade ago, can Swanson matriarch Elle find love again in the arms of a dangerously attractive Texan shifter?
- Ash - And will Ash finally learn to shift, so he can protect his pregnant mate from her ruthless clan?
Buy Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters Boxed Set to fan the flames of desire today!
"The characters are smart, sexy, fun, protective and brave and that's just the heroines. The heroes, well, they're all that and they're firefighters! The storylines are engaging and full of suspense, action and sexy romance." - Amazon reviewer
This boxed set contains three full-length standalone Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters novels, plus three never-before-published Bearpaw Ridge stories:
"...a romance, a mystery, and so much more. Bravo! Another wonderful story from Ophelia Sexton." - Booksprout reviewer
The Bearpaw Springs Resort is haunted by a vengeful ghost...or so local legends would have it.
When a series of supernatural events terrorize the hotel's staff and guests and injure one of Sophie Markidis's shifter friends, the painfully shy, curvy Mythtrust News intern is compelled to investigate. She faces opposition from the hotel's owner and a ghost who seems to hold a grudge against shifters.
Luckily for Sophie, her two best friends, bear shifter Matt Swanson and sabertooth shifter Chris Langlais, have always had her back. Now, they insist on tagging along to protect her.
But there's a big complication--both of them want to claim her as his mate. Choosing one would mean destroying her friendship with the other. It's an impossible choice...but first she has to uncover the truth about the Bearpaw Springs Resort haunting, and survive long enough to tell the tale.
Spark features the next generation of Bearpaw Ridge shifters, plus a sizzling friends-to-lovers romance spiced by a paranormal mystery with plenty of twists and turns.
Dimitri Medved used to live in the shadows of New York high society. But his ruthless, unscrupulous parents poisoned everything they ever touched before they were caught and sent to prison. Trying to escape his past, Dimitri left New York City and started a new life in a small close-knit shifter community far from the glitter and corruption of the big city.
When Dimitri headed west to the wilds of Bearpaw Ridge, he traded his Armani business suit for the helmet and ax of a volunteer firefighter. After his first rescue, this protective, alpha bear shifter knew he'd found his true calling, and his true home.
All he lacks now is his mate. When he stops to help a woman stranded with her young daughter on the outskirts of town, he’s struck hard by Cupid's arrow. It's not just the woman’s fragile beauty, her lush curves or her delicate scent. His bear recognizes that Damaris is their fated mate. Add in her sweet, lively daughter, and Dimitri thinks he may have finally found the family he’s craved ever since he can remember.
Dimitri’s restless bear hungers to claim his mate. But his instincts tell him that Damaris has secrets...secrets that now threaten her and her daughter.
He needs to protect them both, but can he convince her to trust him before it's too late?
Damaris Markidis hides desperate secrets
Damaris works for New York City crime boss Tony "the Fixer" Rizzo. She lives in a world of shadows, vengeance and danger. The work she was forced to take is the job she can never leave.
No one suspects that the poised and perfectly polished Damaris is a lethal assassin. Tony’s hired gun. She possesses a special skill set. Her hits look like accidents even to the jaded, cynical cops of The Big Apple. Tony ruthlessly exploits the fact that single mom Damaris can't refuse his orders.
Not if she wants to survive and keep her young daughter safe.
So far, Damaris's hits have all been vicious predators. She's never taken down an innocent person. All that's about to change when she's tasked with a hit on Dimitri Medved, son of the notorious Medved banking family.
She's shocked to find herself falling for him at their first meeting. Hunky, kind, and protective, he's the man she's dreamed of. The man who could be the perfect husband and a tender father to her daughter. But with her past, she’s sure she doesn't deserve a man like Dimitri.
And Tony’s not about to let go of his best, secret weapon…
After a devastating fire nearly destroys bear shifter Elle Swanson's home, she's facing the prospect that the big family Christmas dinner isn't going to happen this year. As the Swanson clan matriarch, she's always taken care of everyone. Now, she's struggling to accept her mate Justin's and her family's offers to help resolve the crisis. Can she unbend enough to allow Justin and the rest of her family to take care of her when she needs it most?
Meanwhile, Sophie Markidis, an ordinary human girl living on the Swanson family ranch, is looking forward to the best Christmas ever. She's found the perfect dress for her high school's Winter Wonderland dance, and she thinks she might have found the perfect date, too—her best friend and secret crush, Matt Swanson. Things only get better when her long-lost biological father gets in contact with her, just in time for the holidays.
But will her dreams be dashed when her wonderful Christmas dad lets her down right when she needs him most?
Return to Bearpaw Ridge for this heartwarming novella about a very special small-town holiday season!
Curvy journalist Caitlyn Roberts can’t believe her eyes. She and her boss at a popular paranormal investigations website have just received shocking footage of a local businessman turning into a giant beast! Things go bad in a hurry when the subject of the investigation decides to destroy the evidence…and her.
Feeling the heat
Caitlyn flees for her life, only to end up stranded in the middle of nowhere when her car goes off the road. Certain she’s about to die, her luck finally takes a turn for the better when she’s rescued by the strongest, sexiest firefighter she’s ever seen.
Small town, big trouble
Bear shifter and small-town attorney Mark Swanson divides his time between running a law office to help his friends and neighbors in small-town Bearpaw Ridge and volunteering as a firefighter. The last thing he expects is for an accident victim to be his fated mate…especially when she turns out to be the reporter behind the news site determined to expose shifters as real.
Love in the crosshairs
Despite the risks, Mark and his bear can’t resist getting closer to the sexy reporter they both want to claim. The heat between them is irresistible—but when a shifter hit man shows up, it’s clear that Caitlyn's got more problems than a wrecked car. Can he and his mate trust each other with their deepest secrets, or will their happy ending be ripped away from them?
Smolder is a full-length steamy shifter romance with no cheating and a happy ending.
When a plane falls from the sky and crashes on wolf shifter Ethan Jacobsen’s ranch, the NTSB investigator who arrives is smart and sassy, with curves that Ethan longs to explore. She's a fascinating mix of contradictions. On the outside, Tamara is gutsy and in control. But on the inside, she’s vulnerable. Fragile. And hiding secrets that are tearing her apart.
Right from the start, sparks fly between them, even though she keeps him at arm’s length.
Ethan's intrigued by her brains and beauty, and his wolf recognizes her as their fated mate. His usual easy-going demeanor gives way to fierce, primal need. Vowing to win her, he joins the crash investigation, determined to court and claim her.
Despite her best intentions, Tamara finds it impossible to resist the attraction that burns between them. And when she uncovers the cause of the deadly crash, the truth puts her in terrible danger from her former pack. Now, it's up to Ethan to do whatever it takes to protect his vulnerable mate and make sure they both live to see their happily-ever-after.