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Reana Malori

Reana MaloriAs a true believer in romantic love, Reana Malori’s stories will always have a “happily ever after” even when the bedroom scenes are hot and steamy. First and foremost, she has always held onto the premise that she is primarily a fan of romance and erotica. After receiving her very first romance novel at the age of fourteen, she was hooked and never looked back. Her journey as a writer began in 2008 after she noticed a lack of stories featuring women and storylines that mirrored her life. Eventually, after some prodding from her husband, she put pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—and her first story, To Love a Marine, was born.

According to Ms. Malori, her stories will always feature men who love their women with everything they have, and the women feel the same. Her characters are strong and capable in their own right and will have to overcome challenges to find their happily-ever-after. A motto she lives by is, “Life is not about taking the easiest path, but finding that one path meant for you.”

As she continues to write, her ultimate goal is to provide the reader with a way to live vicariously through the characters in her stories, where readers can escape into her universe, if only for a few hours.

Ms. Malori currently reside in Northern Virginia with her husband. They also have two wonderful and handsome sons.

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To Love a Marine (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

ToLoveAMarineCaptain Scott Henry knows Sergeant Imani Johnson doesn’t believe him when he says he wants more than a fling. Imani believes that Scott only a short-term relationship and doesn’t dare get her hopes up that he wants something real with her.

After pushing him away because she thinks she is protecting both her heart and his career, Imani doesn’t think she will ever get another chance. It will take a wedding, a goodbye, several tears, and a whole lot of convincing to make her understand what it means To Love a Marine.

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Weekend Fling: Weekend Lovers 1 (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Weekend FlingAfter a weekend fling that meant more than it was supposed to, Kara Thomas finds out she’s pregnant with Austin Delaney’s child. Kara doesn’t want to trap Austin into being a father, and she knows he has a very dangerous job as a Navy Seal. However, she realizes she made the wrong choice in not telling Austin about her pregnancy when he shows up at her door unexpectedly.

Austin doesn’t know if he’s ready to be a father, but he knows that he wants Kara. When he finds out she’s having his baby, he’s determined to make her his wife, in every sense of the word.

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Workout Partners (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Michelle Simmons needed a break. A dedicated neonatal nurse on the verge of a breakdown, it was time for her to take a step back from her normal life and find her joy again. Joining a local gym was the perfect solution, but it gave her something she never expected. Meeting Luke Anderson, the owner of her gym, was a blessing and curse all in one. The sexy as sin gym owner / personal trainer was unlike any man she’d known before. As she finds her balance in life, Luke becomes the focus of her days and nights.

Little does Michelle know that Luke feels the exact same way about her. As soon as she walked in through the door of his gym, he knew she was the one for him. Her stubborn nature drew him in closer, and her sweet smile made him want to take her to his bed and never let her go. One unforgettable night in a hot tub will show these two what having a workout partner really means.


Second Chances (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

SecondChancesA story about two people who find love where they least expect it. Erica Parker lost her husband four years ago and never thought she’d find love again. Todd Atkins was a man who was happy being a bachelor and had never been in a long-term relationship.

An unexpected meeting, in the most unlikely of places, will bring two people together and help them have a second chance at love.

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Naughty Nanny: Stay (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Cherie Gilbert’s time with the Harper family was supposed to be temporary. Taking care of Rick Harper’s two young children was only a job–at least that’s what she tried to tell herself. Until one day, she could no longer see herself without Rick and the children in her life. For three years, loving Rick Harper’s children has been the one thing she had to keep her going. Falling for their father had not been the plan, but the sexy, loving man broke through her defenses more and more each day.

When Rick Harper welcomed the new nanny into his home, the last thing he expected was to fall in love with her. He wasn’t ready to have another woman in his life, but his attraction to Cherie could not be denied. Just as he was ready to let her know how he felt, things went terribly wrong. Now he has to fix it.

Will a misunderstanding ruin Rick and Cherie’s chance?


Salvation: The Italian’s Story (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

SalvationArturo Sabatino was happy with his life as a bachelor and had no plans to settle down. However, from the day Sydney Clark walked through the front door of his restaurant, he knew his life would never be the same again.
Arturo was a man who usually got what he wanted and from the moment he laid eyes on Sydney, he wanted her. Sydney may not be ready to accept what he had to offer, but Arturo had no doubt they belonged together. She was his and he was determined to prove it to her.

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Stay With Me (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Keisha Gaines has been in love with Greg Jordan for almost six years. Unfortunately for her, he has always seen her as only a friend. Once Keisha decides to move on with her life, without Greg, he finally realizes what has been in front of him all these years.

Greg will have to make sure he does everything in his power to keep Keisha by his side and prove his love for her.

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Change of Heart (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Change of HeartWho’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not Sherry Jones, that’s for sure. For a woman who loves Halloween more than any other holiday, her closest friend becomes her ultimate fantasy, in more ways than one.


Whip Appeal (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Forbidden desires and hidden dreams. For years, Kristina McNeal knew that she was missing something in her life. She hoped to fill that gap at Adam’s Apple, an upscale BDSM club that catered to a select clientele. Now that she’d found a place where she could relax and just be herself, it was time to explore. When she saw HIM, it changed her world. What she wouldn’t give to be his.

Kristina had no idea that her decision to join this exclusive club would result in her finding the perfect Dominant. Someone who also happened to be her perfect man.


Taylor’s Gift (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Taylor's GiftAfter six blissful months of being with the man of her dreams, Nikki Bailey thought her boyfriend, Taylor MacLeod, had forgotten her birthday. What she didn’t know was that he had special plans for the evening.
Taylor’s gift will be something she never would have expected, but everything she dreamed of.


Dinner for Three (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Dinner for ThreeCelina Jefferson never expected to find love and fulfillment with more than one man, especially not at the same time. Adrian Marshall and Jake Huffington were two men who knew what they wanted out of life, and right now, they wanted Celina.

A game of seduction is underway as Jake and Adrian try to convince Celina that the three of them are made for each other.

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Heaven on Earth 1: Escape to Heaven (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

EscapeToHeavenAdele Woolner has survived more than a year of abuse, both verbal and physical, at the hands of her now ex-husband. Calling on strength she never knew she possessed, Adele builds a new life for herself and becomes a stronger woman in the process. Adele is now ready to move forward—but she never expects love to waltz into her life when she least expects it.

Stefano Indellicati feels an instant attraction to Adele and is determined to get to know her better. Something about her calls on his protective instincts, and he realizes he would do anything to call her his own. Willing to stand and fight for what he believes, Stefano will prove to Adele that he is the only man for her present and her future.

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Praline Dreams (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Reese Michaels and Dana St. John had been friends since grade school but allowed teenage angst and raging hormones to pull them apart. After years of denying his feelings, Reese has decided that he is no longer willing to wait. He knows that it’s time to make Dana to realize that she is the only woman for him.

His plan of seduction reconnects two people who have filled each other’s dreams. Will one night be enough or will Reese and Dana discover that your first love is the one you never truly forget?


Hidden Depths (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Hidden DepthsRoxanne Barnes is beautiful, but a certified klutz. Adam Marshall is a recovering jock and who now proudly proclaims his geek status from the highest mountain. At a conference full of people who have alphabet soup letters behind their names, two former high school classmates realize you cannot always judge a book by its cover.

The beautiful, but shy wallflower who transformed into a butterfly and the confident jock that morphed into a certified geek find passion and desire in each other’s arms. Will they find that once just isn’t enough as they explore what’s hidden beneath the surface?

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Accepting the Dragon (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

A life of secrets is the only thing Takashi Nakashima has ever known. As both a favored son of the Yakuza and a dragon-shifter, he has followed a strict code of conduct and always played by the rules. That is, until he meets Sheila Graves, a woman not from his world. He didn’t expect her to understand, but he hoped one day to share all of himself with her.

As Sheila finds her way into his heart and makes him desire for more, the choice in front of him becomes clearer. Takashi is willing to walk away from everything he has known in order to have the love of his life by his side.

Sheila’s desire for Takashi has always been there, but her fear of rejection made her resistant to letting her feelings be known. She knows he’s hiding something, but when she finds out the truth, what will she do. It’s time for a decision.

Will Sheila accept the man in front of her, dragon and all?


Falling Into Love (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Falling Into LoveCamden Turner has his life right on track. He lives in a great town with a small business that keeps him in the black, doing what he loves. He’s convinced he has everything he wants until he realizes he doesn’t have what he really needs, Lexie Martin.

Lexie Martin has left the hustle and bustle of Bay Area California for the quiet simplicity of Falling Falls, Colorado. Her small business is often times more play than work and she couldn’t be happier until she realizes, happiness is subjective until you have someone to spend it with.

Will Lexie and Camden realize that falling into love isn’t as painful as it sounds or will they keep on their separate paths?

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What Matters Most (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Major Evan Knight was a battle-hardened man who had always put the Marine Corps before his own needs. He never thought he needed anything beyond the Corps, but he slowly comes to realize he’d been missing out on one of the most important things in life…a family of his own.

Sierra Walker, a single mother raising a nine-year-old son, wanted more from life than what was in front of her. A school project for her son would bring Major Evan Knight into their lives and will give them all something they never knew they needed…each other.

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Heaven on Earth 2: Redemption (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Redemption Heaven on EarthEthan Dickerson had experienced tragedy in his life. That one event changed him forever and the course of his life was set. He was a protector. His mission was to protect those who could not protect themselves. Becoming a Navy SEAL was the obvious choice for him and he was damn good at his job.

Vanessa Baldwin was a widow with a young son. Her husband taken from her while serving his country in a desert so far away. Her heart was set against ever falling in love with another man who risked his life on a regular basis. Someone who could be taken away from her in the blink of an eye.

Two scarred people trying to find their way in this world, find each other. As soon as he lays eyes on Vanessa, Ethan knows there is something special about the single mother. He is a man on a mission and his goal is Vanessa’s heart. A lifetime of loving her is the only option he’s willing to accept.

It’s time for Ethan to find his Redemption.

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Holiday Desire (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Desiree Stewart was no doormat and she was finally fed up. Christmas was a time for love and family, but for Desiree, this holiday had been her wake-up call. After her no-good boyfriend showed his true colors right before Christmas when she caught him with another woman, Desiree was ready to move on.

The only person who understood her was Trent. Her friend, her confidante, and the one man who had always been there for her.

Trent Banner was ready to walk away and never look back. For more than three years, the only woman he had wanted was Desiree. But she had been too blind to see what he had to offer. Well, patience be damned. It was time for him to get his very own Christmas gift and Desiree was it. This time, he was calling the shots and Trent was willing to put it all on the line.


Closer to You (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Penelope Lucas was much too serious. She works too hard at pleasing everyone but herself. On a whim, she finally decides to go out with some friends for a night on the town to let loose. When she sets eyes on the unforgettable man standing across the room, she throws caution to the wind and decides to live a little.

Gabriel Turner was not your typical guy. In fact, he was so far from the average guy, he sometimes wondered himself when and where he had gotten lost. Work was too hard and life was too short. He needed something, or someone, to force him out of his stuffy, shark infested world. While visiting the nation’s capital to decide if he will move his company headquarters, little does Gabriel know that his life is on a collision course with the one person who will make him want everything he once thought he would never have.

What starts as a night of letting go of inhibitions and taking risks, quickly becomes a love that neither is willing to let go of. No matter the cost.

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Finding Faith (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Cooper Branson wasn’t ready to move on. His life was just fine the way it was and no one could make him change. At least, not willingly. He wore his Widower badge with honor and forced himself to live his life only for his daughter, Madison. Falling for his attractive neighbor was not in the cards for him. It didn’t matter that she was the first person he thought of in the morning, or the last voice he needed to hear before falling asleep at night. Loving someone and running the risk of losing them again was not a risk he was willing to take.

Faith Douglas was ready to reinvent herself. After a hurtful betrayal by her closest friend, Faith was determined to live life for herself. The first step to her new outlook on life was doing something she would have never done before. Walking across the lawn and saying hello to her new, hunky neighbor was the bravest thing she had done in a long time. How was she to know that the man would become her world and his daughter would steal her heart? What she never expected was to stand in the shadow of another woman while the man she loved looked right through her.

Finding out who you are, while ignoring the expectations of others, is the toughest path anyone can take. Cooper and Faith have to decide if they’re able to move on from the hurt of the past to find their future.

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Heaven on Earth 3: Sacrifice (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Monica Banks and Tyler Green have spent the better part of a year being sarcastic, caustic, and halfway in love with one another. What will Monica do once Tyler gets tired of waiting and makes the first move? Little does she know, he’s not just looking for some short-term fun. With Monica, he wants forever.

Gunnery Sergeant Tyler Green never made apologies for who he was, and wasn’t about to start now. People either accepted him just the way he was, or they didn’t. And he’d always been okay with that. Then he’d met her and his world was turned upside down. Monica Banks captured his attention from day one and had never let go. Patience was never one of Tyler’s virtues, but he knew that Monica would need time to get used to the idea of being with him and everything that came with it. Telling Monica how he felt about her was all Tyler could focus on and after a year of holding back, he was done waiting.

Staff Sergeant Monica Banks had experienced loss as a young child and promised herself she would never love someone enough that she would lose herself. Watching her father mourn the loss of her mother had colored her view of love, and what it would mean to ever lose that person. And then, Tyler Green had walked into her life. Like a bull in a china shop, he crashed through every barrier she erected, tearing down her resistance little by little. Soon, he was the only man she could see herself loving.

Tyler and Monica must find their way to each other, all while battling their own stubborn will, dealing with an obsessive stalker not willing to let Monica go, and understanding that loving someone with everything you are, doesn’t mean sacrificing yourself in the process.

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Conall (Irish Sugar) (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

CONALL – I’m a wolf in sheep’s clothing hiding in plain sight. My dual nature allows me to walk in two worlds. I take every opportunity to play on the dark side. The world is my stage and the people my prey. Always on the hunt, I’m the one you don’t expect until it’s too late, and my 9mm is at your temple. Darkness claims my soul, and has molded me into who I am. But to my brothers I am whole, even human and that’s all that matters. Call me Conall O’Shea, the damaged, cold, and ruthless killer.

TATIANA – Protecting my brother is the only thing that matters. Even if that means walking toward danger instead of running away from it. Conall is the only one who can help me save my brother, even if that puts me in his line of sight. He doesn’t scare me. Well, not that I would admit anyway. More than anything, he fascinates me. His polished exterior and the beast underneath just waiting to be unleashed. Something about the darkness inside of him calls out to me. I just hope I can handle all that he is without losing myself in the process.

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Weekend Rendezvous: Weekend Lovers 2 (Romance/Erotica/Interracial)

Jackson (Jack) Pittman is a Navy man through and through. “Love ’em and leave ’em” is his motto. He has his SEAL team, his friends, and spends his life hunting the bad guys. What more could he need?

Lisa Worley has only herself. No husband to drag her down, no children to worry about, a career that she loves, and friends she can depend on. That’s the life she wanted. Her home is becoming too quiet at night with only the TV occasionally breaking the silence.

The night Jack met Lisa they both discover something neither expected nor wanted.

Now Jack has a beautiful woman in his arms at night to keep him warm. Someone to welcome him home when he returns from a mission. Sexy. Brave. Strong. Dependable. If he had to put in an order for an ideal woman, then she was it.

The excitement of leaving on dangerous missions no longer appealed to him. It was time for him to slow down. Maybe the day had come to finally admit how much he needed her and wanted to make a life together.

Between the harsh words, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings, Jackson and Lisa must decide if what lies between them is worth fighting for.

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