A collection of stories by Solange Ayre, Madison Blake and Desiree Holt
Emerald Eyesby Solange Ayre When police officer Cressida Trellen stops traffic offender Jonas Hitcheson, she never expects him to ask her for a date. Jonas' psychic powers tell him he's found his dream woman in the beautiful, emerald-eyed cop. He uses his brash charm to talk himself into Cressy's bed. Entranced by Jonas' lovemaking, Cressy finds herself drawn into new and exciting sexual activities. But in spite of the blazing hot sex, Cressy is cold to the idea of making the handsome Yankee a permanent part of her life. Cressy's ancestor, wronged by her lover, laid a curse on her descendants - if a woman of her family falls in love with a man, the man will die. Cressy desperately needs money to repair her historic home. Psychic dreams reveal to Jonas that the ancestor's emeralds are hidden in the house. Can Cressy and Jonas find the emeralds and save Cressy's home before the ancient curse takes hold? As It Should Be by Vivien Dean For fifty years, Nora Ensley has mourned the premature death of her husband. Now, on the day of what would have been their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary, she receives a surprise gift from her best friend. When Nora falls asleep wearing the emerald pendant, she isn't all that surprised to slip into the most realistic dreams of her life. The day Marshall died. Nora takes charge and changes circumstances, forcing him to stay home so the fatal crash never happens. But dreams can't last forever. Eventually, she is going to wake up. Perhaps Love by Madison Blake Esmeralda needs the Life-Bringer, the purest and brightest emerald, to cure her ailing sister. She finds Orin, the Emerald Gem Immortal, who just might be persuaded to give it to her-for the right price. Orin is bored. Having lived for close to three millennia, he has seen and done everything there is to do in the universe, including bedding thousands of women over the years. But when he sees Esmeralda, his interest is rekindled. He aches to initiate the innocent beauty into the arts of sex and bring them both to the heights of pleasure. But the Life-Bringer is no ordinary emerald. It has the power to give life...or to destroy it. Emerald Green by Desiree Holt Meredith discovered her fiance in bed with two of her bridesmaids. Then she meets a handsome stranger who buys her an emerald pendant and offers to share his fudge with her. Before she can blink she is naked on a private, secluded beach and the mouth-watering stranger is coaxing her into sexual situations that both startle her and bring her more fulfillment than she's ever had. The afternoon is an initiation into the pleasures of the flesh, but sadly all good things must come to an end. Life is about to hand Meredith another surprise which will open yet more doors to her own sexuality. Knight's Emerald by B.J. McCall Astrid Radcliffe avoided her grandmother's matchmaking attempts for months, but never anticipated the elderly woman's determination would reach beyond the grave. If Astrid wants to keep her inheritance, the conditions of the will include a priceless emerald, a medieval spell and a handsome artist. Varis Montgomery never expected to inherit the Knight's Emerald. He doesn't want the ring, but he desperately wants Astrid in his life and bed. He doesn't believe in spells, but the conditions of the will are nothing less than magic.