I decided to change the title and cover of A Billionaire Heals to make it more clear it is part of a series. So now we have A Billionaire Takes a Hard Line, the story of Scott Thornton and the first novel in the series. And then there’s the spanking new addition: A Billionaire Comes Down Hard, Roland Thorntons’s story. And since Roland is the security guy for the Thorntons, this book is pretty high-octane :). Both are spicy, romantic reads with lots of intrigue, mystery and a good deal of adventure! I’ll update this post as I get the links to the second Thorntons book. For now it’s available at All Romance eBooks (they always beat the pack ;))
Next up: The Thorntons Part 3!
A Billionaire Comes Down Hard (Thorntons 2)
Forest ecologist Alixia Sumner has been doing important research in the jungle of Colombia for the past twelve months, her life taking a turn for the dramatic when her father disappeared. All this time she’s lived with the loss and the perpetual threat of Contador Bashar, local drug kingpin, encroaching on her territory. When suddenly Franklin Costner, self-declared ornithologist, shows up on her doorstep, she isn’t too happy. Especially when he demands her help. Alixia isn’t used to being bossed around, so she shoves the business end of her rifle in his face and tells him to take a hike.
Roland Thornton is on an undercover mission in Colombia, tracking the illegal activities of his family’s arch nemesis Harlan de Montesquieu when he stumbles upon Alicia. The feisty environmentalist is one hot little number, and the attraction is both instant and highly inconvenient. Roland, the family’s security expert, has other things on his mind than romance, such as survival, for Bashar’s men are hot on his trail.
Soon both Alicia and Roland are forced to go on the run together, and before long things get very hot indeed, not just with danger lurking wherever they turn, but from the scorching heat crackling between the two former foes. Now working side by side to save Alicia’s father, the billionaire enforcer and the quirky scientist will have to decide if they’re a match made in heaven, or poles apart.
This story takes us from the Colombian jungle to the ritzy residences of The Hamptons and the desert of Nevada for an explosive climax.
Length: 44,361 words or 170 book pages. This novel stands alone and ends happily ever after.
Spice Level: pretty spicy. 18+ only.
A Billionaire Takes a Hard Line (Thorntons 1)
When Anna Moonstone has an unexpectedly brutal tryst with her boss and his chauffeur, her boyfriend Brad abruptly dumps her. Humiliated and sickened with herself, she quits her job and accepts an offer for an internship at the Thornton Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York. She’s immediately made to feel welcome by her handsome and charming colleague Scott Harris. They become fast friends, and in spite of the fact that Scott is gay, Anna starts entertaining feelings for him and tries to seduce him. When their get-together turns disastrous, Anna throws herself into the New York club scene.
At The Capital, the latest Manhattan hotspot, she hooks up with club owner and notorious ladies’ man Ty de Montesquieu. In spite of herself, Anna succumbs to her kinky desires and allows him to take her hard and mercilessly in his ‘sex dungeon’. Little does she know that her every move is being observed by Scott, who is not who he says he is. Scott, horrified by Anna’s behavior, still finds himself falling for her. Soon, Anna confides in him her real reason for coming to New York.
She’s trying to find her father.
When she reveals the only clues she has to go on, she’s shocked when Scott abruptly runs out on her, once again making her feel rejected and cast aside. Lost and desperate, she returns to Ty’s club. This time, Ty and his men have a nasty surprise in store for her. A surprise she might not survive… Barely alive, she’s taken aboard a yacht headed for an unknown destination. Here, she will finally discover who Scott really is… and who her father is.
Can Anna accept the love of a good man? Or will her self-destructiveness destroy this final chance at true love?
Length: Short novel of about 33,500 words or 135 book pages. This novel stands alone and ends happily ever after. More stories in the Thornton saga will follow, focusing on other members of the family.
Spice Level: pretty spicy. 18+ only.