Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts Black Rose

Roz is a woman of independent means who thinks love is all in the past-but she’s about to be taken by surprise.

Roz is 45.

Lorelei James (Rough Rider Series)

Raising Kane (Rough Riders Series Book 9)

When a patch of ice sends attorney Ginger Paulson head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son and her invalid father—until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up at the hospital, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s invasive charm and Built Ford Tough body.

For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule—hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help, and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.

After Kane throws out doctor’s orders and issues his own demands—her full sexual submission—Ginger realizes Kane’s caring nature extends beyond just fulfilling her physical needs.

Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past…toward a shared future?

Heroine is 37

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders Series Book 2)

Workin’ up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin’ cowboy or two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: theirs won’t be strictly a working relationship. She’s the boss during the day, but once she’s corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough and ready participant in any leather-n-lace game Cash dreams up. Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin’ Macies every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma except this time, Gemmas grabbed the bull by the horns and she’s playing for keeps. Summer is going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.

Gemma is 48. Cash is 38.

Warning: Not your average, clean, politically correct, culturally conservative, Shakespearean romance (Ha, as if Shakespeare was politically correct). It’s romance erotica that’s heavy on the erotica. Dirty language and so called taboo scenes included.

Sarah Mayberry

Best Laid Plans

Boundaries. The key to how corporate lawyer Alexandra Knight manages her busy life. However, lately all her precisely drawn lines are getting blurred. Blame it on her out-of-control biological clock that is ignoring her single status…and on Ethan Stone.

Because her sexy, no-strings colleague has posed an outrageous solution to her dilemma—he’ll be her baby daddy. This from the guy who avoids all commitment? Okay, so they’re attracted to each other. Really, really attracted. But crossing the line from coworker to co-parent with Ethan could ruin Alex for all other men. After all, when you’ve had the best…

Alexandra is 38. Ethan is 42.

Zannie Adams


Victoria is a quiet, old-fashioned librarian and rarely does anything wild or unpredictable. At least, not until she gets involved with Greg Stone, who is sexy, successful and twelve years older than her. She is determined to keep things simple and enjoy the affair for what it is — just great sex. But a confrontation with an unknown aspect of Greg’s life proves that there is nothing simple about the situation. Or about her feelings for him.Greg believes he can enjoy a hot and fulfilling relationship with Victoria without the interference of the rest of his life. But he soon finds out how impossible it is to separate his growing feelings from what he’s tried to keep private.Adjusting to the revelations won’t be easy. But maybe what they have together is worth the complications.
Heroine is in her 30’s. Hero in his 40’s.


Cali Ross gave up a successful career on the West Coast to move closer to her aging father. Although satisfied with her single life she has no objections to spending one hot unforgettable night with the man she could never have in high school. Or two nights — or maybe three. But she has no intentions of falling in love — certainly not with a man as closed-off and jaded as Kent, no matter how irresistible he is.When he propositioned Cali for a one-night stand, Kent Landon never imagined he would still want her months later. But their fling quickly spirals into a full-blown affair. The more heat and passion he finds in her, the more determined Kent is to make her his alone. He just has to work through his own defenses so he can convince Cali that what started as hot sex has transformed into something deeper. Their renaissance.

Note: While the general information provided on the artist Giotto is accurate, the Giotto painting referenced in the novel is fictional.

Heroine is 38 and hero is in his 40’s.

Warning: Due to some graphic sex scenes these books have been categorized as romance erotica.

Sharon Sala

Familiar Stranger 

THE AGENT: SPEAR’ s top gun, a man deeply shrouded in mystery…
THE MISSION: To find his heart again— before he fights his last battle…
THE SOUL-WRENCHING REUNION: Once he holds Cara Justice in his arms, will he ever let her go? He was the only man she had ever loved. The father of her child. The soldier Cara Justice believed dead. Now he was back, older, yet just as ruggedly handsome as he’d been years ago, when they’d said goodbye. Passion drove them together again, though duty tore them apart. For he had one final battle, and he would either fight to the death— or return home a hero, ready to claim his woman once and for all…
Both hero and heroine are in their 50’s.

Allison Leigh

Mergers & Matrimony 



It’s been an exhausting battle, but we’re almost done with the merger between Hanson Media and the Japanese powerhouse TAKA Corporation. And we couldn’t have done it without your business savvy, Helen. Your late husband, George, would be proud of all you’ve done to salvage the business for his kids.

I hear that you and the fierce head negotiator, Morito Taka, are getting on famously. I’m surprised that he’d even talk to someone from the other side of the negotiating table, but your all-American beauty and sparkling blue eyes seem to have captivated him! Just be careful, Helen: mixing work with pleasure can be a very risky business….

Mori is 47. Helen is 41. Both are widowed

Donna McDonald (Next Time Around Series)

Next song I sing

Freshly divorced at 40 yrs old, Chloe Zanders has few illusions left about her ability to make her dreams come true. She is never going to be thin, never going to be a famous singer, and never going to be sexy enough to keep a man like her handsome ex-football player husband from cheating. While the first two dreams might continue to flicker hopefully inside her, Chloe now accepts the last one had been doomed from the start. All her ex ever did in their marriage was find fault with her. After learning about the latest twenty-something in his life, divorcing Aaron is just a relief because it means Chloe can finally stop trying to save a relationship so obviously not worth saving. With her friends encouraging her to move on, Chloe secretly vows to herself that next time around, she is going to look for a man who will love her just as she is.

Hoping distance will help, Chloe gladly returns to Laguna Nigel in sunny California, happy to be living closer to her college roommates slash best-friends-in-the-world. Celebrating her return with a long weekend at the 5-star rated Blue Skies Hotel and Spa seems like just the thing Chloe needs to jump start her “do over” life. How much she ends up instantly liking the hotel’s sexy, 45 yr owner/manager, Jasper Wade, is a surprise though. So is the way Jasper’s unrestrained kisses send lust and renewed hope singing through Chloe. What she feels for Jasper is disturbingly too much too soon, and God knows she can’t compete with his super model ex-wife. But how can Chloe turn away from a man who keeps insisting she’s his every fantasy come true?

Heroine is 40, hero is 45.

More to follow in this Series. For more on the upcoming books visit Donna McDonald

Donna McDonald (Art of Love Series)

Carved In Stone 

Even though his sons tease him about not dating, and his ex-wife thinks he is still hung up on her, 53 yr old retired principal and stone sculptor, William Everett Larson, is glad he waited to date until he found 47 yr old high school art teacher, Jessica Anderson. He admires Jessica for her courageous art and for how she has dealt with her life. As far as Will can tell, the only part of Jessica damaged by her past is her heart. Jessica assures Will she is incapable of lasting love, but Will refuses to believe it’s true. Yes, it is a problem that the baggage from Jessica’s past makes her see dating as merely recreational and men as interchangeable, but when she offers him temporary sexual fidelity, Will decides to take what he can get until he can find a way to convince Jessica she is still capable of love.Jessica Daniels is mostly happy with her life. Her daughter is graduating college. She is a few years away from retirement. Life is good even though lately she has stopped being interested in both her art and men. Since Jessica has never been the kind of woman looking for that one special man to settle down with, she normally dates and enjoys all the men she wants. What’s the harm with doing so if it suits her? Will is certainly good-looking and charming, but she’s not sure he’s worth the trouble of an exclusive relationship. She likes riding his motorcycle, seriously admires his art, and thinks he’s mostly a great guy. But after thirty years of being single, Jessica knows that most relationships just don’t work out for a woman with a past like hers. When Will keeps insisting on sleeping with her, she finally gives in, but Jessica knows in her heart it will never last.
Hero is 52, heroine 47
Created In Fire 

Despite a dating past littered with the broken hearts of women they both knew and worked with, all 34 yr old Michael Larson sincerely wants is to marry Carrie Larson, the mother of his future child, and love them both forever. The other women were had been at best practice, and at worst merely substitutes. They were partly Carrie’s fault anyway. Instead of dating him, Carrie married not one, but two other men, and all because of something that allegedly happened in college which Michael can’t even remember. Dating other women was all that kept him sane while he waited three years for her to come to her senses. Even though he truly wants the baby they created in the fire between them, Michael really doesn’t care how or why Carrie is now in his life and his bed. His sole focus is how to keep her there no matter what it takes. He definitely doesn’t have any intentions of honoring the prenuptial agreement with the divorce clause she’d insisted on. Michael won’t—can’t—let her go. He’ll never survive if he loses the only chance with Carrie she’s ever given him.

At 32 years old, Carrie Addison wonders how many more times she’s going to let Michael Larson into her bed to wreck sexual havoc in her life. He is the most talented artist she’s ever known, but also the most frustrating, womanizing man. Maybe her two divorces were a hard way to learn that other men couldn’t provide enough distraction to cure herself of her desire for him. That’s still no reason to become her mother and give up control of her life to a man who will make her miserable over and over. There is no doubt in her mind that agreeing to marry Michael is a mistake of biblical proportions, but all she can do for the rest of the pregnancy is cope because she promised Michael legal custody of their child. Even if she is stupid enough to love him, she was wise to make him sign a contract stipulating that their bad situation wouldn’t last forever. Carrie flatly refuses to live like that. She will give Michael the child they created, but she is never giving him her heart to break again.

Both hero and heroine are in their early 30’s (Not exactly late 30’s or older but I decided to add this title anyway)

Donna McDonald (Never Too Late Series)

Dating A Cougar 

After several decades of looking for true love and never finding it, aging model and lingerie designer, Alexa Ranger, has finally given up the search. A couple years ago, she got tired of the game completely and just stopped dating. Now friends and family keep her mostly content, so it’s shocking at 50 yrs old to find herself suddenly wanting a sex life again. It’s even more shocking to be attracted to a much younger man this time. She definitely thinks Casey Carter is sexy, but not handling her own age well, Alexa just can’t get passed their twelve year age difference to even consider a fling. Not that it matters anyway, anything resembling a normal dating relationship is totally out of the question because Casey is related to and living with her daughter’s boyfriend. The very last thing Alexa needs is yet another talk-show worthy drama in her already complicated life, no matter how amazing Casey’s kisses make her feel. For a couple of years, 38 yr old, medically retired Marine, Casey Carter, believed his military injury had made him impotent. Having lost his wife to cancer, he hadn’t exactly been worried about the problem. Most days walking with cane was enough challenge for him. But now that he was ready to move on with his life, he had become more worried when none of the females his cousin brought around held any interest for him. So the last woman in the world he expected to start his engine revving again was the mother of his cousin’s girlfriend. Even at fifty, Alexa is drop-dead gorgeous, and his libido certainly keeps reminding him she is the first woman he has wanted in a long, long time. Ironically, the more Casey gets to know and like Alexa, he finds out desiring the older woman is the easiest part. Jaded and cynical about love, Alexa is a difficult woman to convince of anything, but her kisses are all the proof he needs that they belong together. The former Marine decides his next mission is figuring out how to fit himself into her life.
Heroine is 50, hero is 38

Dating Dr. Notorious 

Being the best in her field doesn’t seem to help famously successful sex therapist, Dr. Regina Logan, who manages to fix everyone’s love life but her own. Men won’t date her. Her brutal honesty about physical matters intimidates most males. It also doesn’t help her love life that the press publishes every dating move she makes. Though she knows her negative publicity is the biggest problem, Regina thinks it’s still ironic for a 47 yr old woman to be so knowledgeable about pleasing a man when there’s no lover in her life to benefit. Since most men have a tendency to run away before making it as far as her bed, it is definitely no surprise to Regina when “nice guy” Ben Kaiser rejects her after discovering her identity. But it still hurts. Ben’s kisses promise fulfillment of every fantasy she’s ever had, but no matter how great he is, Regina would be the first to admit there’s no room in her crazy public life for someone as nice as Ben. After losing his wife to a two-year battle with cancer, 50 yr old widower, successful CEO, and all around nice guy, Ben Kaiser, is ready to start dating again. At a charity fundraiser, he takes a risk and asks a beautiful woman to dance. Ben’s attraction to the woman is so compelling he ends up dragging her outside to a secluded garden for a make-out session worthy of his teenage years. Thrilled to find such attraction at his age, Ben is later shocked to discover the woman he’s been kissing so passionately is the notorious Dr. Regina Logan. Her full-out responses to his lovemaking have Ben putting his hands on her every chance he gets, and when Ben tries to run away, he doesn’t get very far before deciding he’s probably spent too much time in his life being nice. Still, the negative publicity generated by her notorious career requires them to keep their relationship hidden to protect Ben’s reputation and business. After deciding he wants to marry Regina, keeping the way they feel about each other a secret ends up being something Ben just can’t be nice about.
Hero is 50, heroine is 47
Dating A Saint 
After divorcing her cheating ex-husband years ago, 42 yr old Lauren McCarthy is upset to find herself attracted to a married man. Or at least, James Gallagher says he’s married, even though she has never seen him with a wife. Lauren doesn’t want to risk getting to know Jim only to find out he’s as bad as her ex. Yet every time Jim puts his desperate and needy hands on her, she thinks that if Jim would only trust her with his secrets, she might be willing to risk her saintly reputation to be in his arms. It’s true 42 yr old James Gallagher is keeping some secrets, but whether or not he is married is not one of them. He just figures the details of the situation are his business alone. It is only when his attraction to Lauren McCarthy turns into a gut wrenching reality that Jim starts regretting his situation. Jim knows Lauren’s history pretty much guarantees she could never settle for what little he can offer her. Not that it matters anyway, the last thing in the world Jim wants is an affair with the woman he fantasizes about being his wife.
Hero and heroine both 47

Dating A Silver Fox 

Lydia McCarthy doesn’t want any man in her life, much less an incorrigible old flirt like Morrison Fox. Widowed in her forties, she likes being single and independent. She has carefully created a life that suites her. She truly can’t see any sane reason to risk her peaceful life for someone who says he wants to make wine out of her one minute and then embarrasses her with innuendo the next. Does it matter at her age that Morrie might be her last chance to find true love?

Heroine is in her 60’s

The Right Thing 

When a gunshot wound puts him on six months medical leave, 44 yr old fraud investigator Morgan Reed spends two months alone and lonely in Las Vegas before deciding to spend the remaining four months in Sedona visiting his elderly father. The last thing Morgan expects to find there is that his 72 yr old father has become a local Lothario and is being scammed for money by one of the many females in his life. Though it pains Morgan to investigate the man who raised him, doing surveillance on Althea Carmichael gets even more complicated when Morgan discovers how badly he wants to believe the woman professing to be his father’s friend is innocent in the matter. He knows that talking a fraud suspect and potential criminal into a having romantic relationship would definitely not be a good thing to do, even if it is the first time Morgan has ever been in love. At 54, Althea Carmichael is seriously unhappy with her life. Her now decade long widowhood keeps her tethered to a restaurant business she still doesn’t want, but can’t give up because she has a sick mother-in-law in a nursing home financially dependent on her. Her life is a endless series of hectic work days trying to keep the failing business alive just a little bit longer. Then as if that wasn’t enough problems, Morgan Reed comes along and says he wants to date her. Despite the fact that Thea doesn’t want the complications of a relationship, Morgan talks his way into her bed. Now she is practically addicted to the man and he’s leaving in a few months. His looming departure is difficult enough to handle, but nothing compares to discovering Morgan’s real agenda for getting close to her was because he believes she’s been scamming money from his elderly father. Angry at herself as much as at him, Thea does the only sane thing she can and kicks the jaded, cynical man out of her life for good.
Heroine is 54, hero is 44.

Kristen Ashley (Colorado Mountain Series)

Sweet Dreams 

Lauren Grahame has spent her whole life thinking something special was going to happen. She didn’t know what it was, she just knew it would one day be hers. But she learned the hard way that special wasn’t on offer. So, after divorcing her cheating husband, Lauren searched for nothing special and she thought she found it when she landed a job as a waitress in a biker bar in Carnal. It was perfect: a nothing job in a nowhere bar in Nowheresville.

Then Tatum Jackson walked in. Part-owner of the bar, he took one look at high-class Lauren and wanted nothing to do with her. And he made this known, loudly. The clash of the bartender and barmaid begins but even though Tate makes his change of mind clear (in biker-speak, a language Lauren is not fluent in), Lauren is intent on going her own way.

Until a serial killer hits Carnal and Lauren finds out Tate isn’t a bartender, he’s a bounty hunter. He stakes his claim for Lauren before he goes on the hunt for a killer but Laurie doesn’t speak biker nor does she understand bounty hunters and Tate comes back from the hunt only to find out that Lauren has moved on.

Life throws curveball after curveball at Laurie and Tate as secrets are revealed, women are brutally murdered and Laurie tries to find her inner biker babe.

Hero and heroine are both in their forties.

This book is one in the Colorado Mountain Series. See the authors page for more

The Gamble 

Nina Sheridan’s on a timeout adventure in the Colorado Mountains. She needs distance from her clueless fiancé, distance to decide whether she wants to spend the rest of her life with a man who doesn’t care enough to learn how she takes her coffee.
Arriving in a blinding snowstorm at the A-Frame she rented, she comes face to face with a stranger who is not supposed to be there. Minutes later, when he kicks her out of, what she now knows is his house, she goes head to head with him.
Beyond angry because she’s flown half a world away to start her timeout adventure, not to mention her sinuses hurt, she heads back down the mountain and ends up in a ditch. Unable to extricate herself, she gives up, hopes for rescue and falls asleep in the backseat.The next morning she wakes up in the strangers bed, she’s sick as a dog. Holden Maxwell spends days nursing her back to health and then he spends the next two weeks trying to convince her to take her Colorado adventure further, in other words, make it permanent and take a gamble on him.Nina has a tough time fighting her attraction to Max, especially when it seems all Max’s friends, her mother and stepdad and the whole town want them together. Nina and Max get embroiled in the murder of Max’s ex-friend and the town of Gnaw Bone’s most detested resident – a man everyone has motive to kill, especially Max.
Nina is 36. Max is in his early 40’s.

Lady Luck 

Ty Walker was wrongly imprisoned and for the five years he was inside, he honed his plan so when he gets out, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind. But then he walks straight to stylish, leggy, beautiful, goofy Lexie Berry and he suddenly has something else to think about. He knows within seconds he wants her and within days he can love her but with the filth that was flung at him clinging; he also knows he can’t have her.

Since birth, Lexie Berry has been Lady Luck’s favorite toy and because of that, Lexie is cautious. But within a day, she senses Ty is something special. With her luck, however, she can’t trust it. Then she finds out what was done to Ty and she’s willing to do anything to make it right. Even what Ty will never forgive her for doing.

Ty clings to vengeance and Lexie goes all out to give him back the time he lost. But Ty is battling demons within and they’re up against dirty cops and criminals who will stop at nothing to sway Lady Luck against them. All Ty and Lexie have is the hope that Lady Luck will finally swing their way.

Hero and heroine both in their 30’s (mid/late)

Warning: Due to some graphic sex scenes these books have been categorized as romance erotica. However, in my opinion, the erotic scenes do not overshadow the stories. It’s up to readers to decide how much is too much and if the writing style is appealing to them.