Dispelled

They call me an abomination. A mutant. A curse on their kind.

I don’t let it bother me. Much.

My name is Holly James, and what they say is true. I’m a freak of nature—a null. My mere presence zaps the magic from Others, rendering them powerless. That’s why they hate me. But here’s the kicker: I’ve found a way to profit from my lack of mojo.

Whether it’s acting as a mystical wet blanket in a dispute between pyromancers or keeping hormonal shifters from changing during a sweet sixteen party, I provide a highly specialized service. For a hefty fee.

When a young witch turns up dead, clutching an amulet cursed with black magic, my estranged grandfather asks for my help. In return for nullifying the necklace, Gramps promises to find my missing mother—a witch who vanished after my birth. Of course there’s a catch. He wants me to assist Cade McAllister, the arrogant sorcerer in charge of investigating the case.

Cade resents my existence, let alone my attempts to help. Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to find my mom. For my own peace of mind, I have to know what happened to her, and I won’t allow anything to get in my way. Not even this crazy, irrational longing I feel for a hot sorcerer with the sexiest scowl I’ve ever seen.


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Recent books and films have popularized the billionaire, or ridiculously wealthy hero, in contemporary romantic fiction. However, the idea of a wealthy, powerful man as a hero isn't particularly revolutionary. There have always been these characters – whether they be Earls and Dukes in historical romances, or Bruce Wayne aka Batman in comics. A billionaire hero appeals to me for the obvious reason that lots of money facilitates having a good time in especially grand ways in exotic and extraordinary locales, and makes for an entertaining story.

By Miranda Owen, featuring the Beauty and the Brit series.

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About His to Keep

Austin's Beauty and the Beast series is a phenomenally inventive, consistently surprising series, and this third installment might be her most challenging--and most rewarding--to date.
4 STARS

Bridget Keown on RT Book Reviews Read Review

HIS TO KEEP is a scorching romance in a thoroughly addictive series. Terri L. Austin balances the emotional heavy-lifting with the fun sexiness.

Miranda Owen on Fresh Fiction Read Review

The premise is entertaining and enjoyable; the characters are charismatic and charming; the romance is an erotic path to a happily ever after.

Sandy on The Reading Cafe Read Review

What I really love about Terri’s stories are the characters, they all feel so real, like people I could know, and the situations they’re in are realistic. Stars: Five. A great read and terrific addition to the series.

Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews Read Review

If you're looking for billionaires with an edge and alpha male tendencies coupled with erotic romance that sets the page aflame, ... Terri L. Austin's “Beauty and the Brit” series might be for you.

The Rise of the Billionaire by Miranda Owen on Fresh Fiction Read Article

It was a unique story, one that had its share of funny moments, hot moments, and all the other types in between.

Erica on Goodreads Read Review

Their chemistry is explosive. There is a bit of depth to the story. I loved that the setting was Vegas. It was hard to put the book down and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves contemporary romance.

Nicole on Goodreads Read Review

His to Keep

Iain wasn't just rough around the edges-he was uncivilized, despite all the elegant trappings and expensive suits. And Brynn wanted more of it. She wanted Iain in full-on barbarian mode. She wanted to be taken.

Filthy rich British bad boy Iain Chapman made a name for himself as a ruthless businessman, but if he can secure an investment from Vegas powerhouse Trevor Blake, Iain could take his business to the next level. Solution? Hire beautifully timid corporate trainer-and Trevor's sister-in-law-Brynn Campbell and seduce his way to success.

Brynn's everything Iain is not: kind, delicate, decent. But she's also got a taste for something a little beastly, and it doesn't take long for Iain to break through her every inhibition. Brynn was supposed to be his pawn, but as Iain gets closer to his goal, he begins to realize he's not ready to let her go, not now, not ever-even if it costs him everything.

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