Romance Books By Erosa Knowles @ErosaKnowles

About Erosa Knowles

I love the written word. There's very few things I'd rather do than read a fascinating tale, or tell one. I did say few. I also believe love is color blind. Most of my stories reflect that belief. Everywhere I go I see something that titillates me and gets me wondering if I can use it as material. Romance makes the world go around. I cannot imagine life without it. As a writer, I endeavor to bring some happiness to both my characters and my readers. Thanks for taking the time to check out my stories.

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Asher (Men of Versteck Valley Book 1)

 

Mya Burch and her five-year-old son Colin, Jr. left home for a job and the start of a new life across the country in a place called Versteck Valley. It was time for her to jumpstart her career and enroll her son in a school for gifted kids. On the surface, Versteck looked like a perfect place to live in peace and raise her son. But Versteck had secrets that Mya couldn’t imagine and the residents refused to share.

Asher Pendergrass had built his security company on grit and determination. He and his cousins had invested millions to make their teen-aged dream a reality. Versteck Arms was a place that accepted the best talent from around the world and they’d defend their piece of heaven against all outsiders.

Asher isn’t too keen on Mya living next door and even less so when an unknown threat arrives in town harassing the single mother and her son. Strangers weren’t welcome in Versteck, those who started trouble even less so. With a threat against Mya and her son rising each day, Asher and the men of Versteck have to make a decision to either band together to help the newcomer or step aside. 

Protect The Seed

Former Marketing Executive Imani Randall moved back home to avoid going to jail. After a painful divorce two-years ago, her ex refuses to believe they’re done and fights for a reconciliation he’s convinced she wants no matter what she says. When he arrives unexpectantly at her job, she latches on to a stranger and pretends he’s the new man in her life to get her ex to leave. 

Entrepreneur Theodore Barnes recently learned that his mother was murdered 19 years ago and is searching for the truth. Imani’s name comes up during the investigation and he chooses to meet the beautiful woman personally to ask questions. When she uses him to escape her ex, he’s more than willing to go along with the ruse. 

Theo enlists Imani’s help to uncover the truth about his mother’s murder. Their search reveals things Theo wishes he never knew. When another person ends up dead, the pair learns quickly, knowledge without wisdom is deadly, and there are nuances and degrees to truth. Theo thinks he's got things under control but has no idea how out of his control everything really is. There are those who would stop at nothing to Protect the Seed.

Legacy Of The Seed

Business Owner Theo Barnes inherited millions of dollars, stocks, bonds, companies, real estate, and Beskytte Frøet from his grandfather. With a net worth of over a billion dollars, life should be sweet, right? That’s what Theo thought until he learned the same person who murdered his grandfather’s attorney plans to kill him and everyone he loves. It’s a short list. Imani, his lady, tops that list. Even without his inheritance, he’d never tuck tail and run from anyone who thought it was cool to kill an unarmed old man. 

Imani Randall would love Theo with or without his inheritance. After the hell she went through with her ex-husband, his rough, straight-up, personality suits her just fine. She decides to work alongside him in his newly acquired companies and is swept away by the changes his wealth and inheritance bring. With enemies gunning for them, she agrees to keep their engagement a secret as she falls deeper in love with this complicated man.

Theo’s grandfather had his fingers in a lot of pies and there are those who expect Theo to continue in the old man’s footsteps. Except Theo’s not his grandfather and has no interest in doing those things. All he wants is to be left alone with his woman to live an uncomplicated life and he’s willing to fight for that right.

This is Book 2 in the Seed Series. Book 1 is Protect the Seed.

Children Of The Seed

Theo and Imani Barnes are married and pregnant. Echoes and shadows from their past dwarf this joyous and exciting time in their lives. Imani’s ex-husband’s family refuse to accept that she’s no longer a part of their world and make demands on her time and affections.

Theo’s former girlfriend is pregnant with a child she claims is his and she’s not the only one. Seeking answers and paternity tests, Theo’s patience is running thin. One thing for certain, he knows Imani is the woman he’s been waiting for all of his life and refuses to allow anyone, not even Children of the Seed, to come between them. 

Double Trouble

Twins Blaine and Donald O’Connor had only loved one woman and she had loved each of them. Through a series of events she fled and they never heard from her again, until a call from their brother, Red, changes their lives. 
Belinda Moore’s father was dying. That was the only reason she quit her job as a social worker in Florida and moved her two sons to Michigan. It wasn’t so bad, her good friend Pam lived close by with her new husband Julio Cardenas and a host of friends from the construction company he used to work for.
Unfortunately, one of her sons had a hard time adapting to life in the city and fell into all kinds of trouble, which led to Double Trouble walking through a door she had slammed shut a long time ago.
As she wades hip deep through lies and deceit, she must determine what is best for her sons…and for her because Blaine and Donald have no intention of playing fair. 

Letting Go

Sexy, handsome men like Grant Whittaker rarely walked through the doors of the middle school where Dr. Kelly Riley worked as an Asst. Principal. In her mind, staring at him was justified. When she learns that he’s a local politician running for office and practicing his oratory skills on her students she’s interested. But when she discovers her son is gay and her lover is running on a conservative ticket, she makes the only decision she feels she can and leaves Grant behind. 
Former professional football player Grant Whittaker wasn’t accustomed to women correcting him or dismissing him either. Both things happen within five minutes of meeting the stunning Dr. Riley. After she agrees to go on a date with him, he knows she is the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. But she disappears without explanation. The next time he sees her, his emotions churn out of control and he says hurtful things, pushing them further apart.
Grant and Kelly are both thrown mega-sized curve balls and must come to grips with a new way of looking at life if they are to hold their families together. Sometimes accepting what you cannot change is more than a poem, or a few scattered words, it’s a decree. There comes a time when Letting Go is all you can do, to free yourself to love.

Lies In The Morgue

Club Reclamation is a place where Vets from all military branches come, chill, grab a drink or meal and find like-minded folks with a story to tell, or problem to share or a soapbox to stand on. If you’ve served in the Armed Forces, chances are you’ll find a friend who gets you and what you’ve been through at Club Reclamation, where everyone gets a second chance.
Former SEAL Maximus Delgado is called to the morgue to identify the body of a young boy who could be his four year old son, Kevin. With Detective Vargas and Brock in attendance, Max faces down his fears to do the unthinkable. 
Mercy steps in and sends Max and his team on a journey to find his son who’s reportedly ill with a highly contagious disease. He must defend his name and honor against those who oppose him. With his lady by his side, the clock is ticking and Max is running out of options to defeat the Lies in the Morgue.

Murder At The Beach

Club Reclamation is a place where Vets from all military branches come, chill, grab a drink or meal and find like-minded folks with a story to tell, or problem to share or a soapbox to stand on. If you’ve served in the Armed Forces, chances are you’ll find a friend who gets you and what you’ve been through at Club Reclamation, where everyone gets a second chance.

What if someone you trusted for years stole your child? What would you do to get him back? Former SEAL Maximus Delgado cannot accept never seeing his son again and sets out to find his son, Kevin. With the help of fellow vets and team members, he leads his team across North Carolina and beyond to find Helen Grant, the older woman who manages to stay one step ahead of them.

During the search for Kevin, Max and his team come across a body in a place Max had searched. With his fingerprints near the location of the corpse he becomes a prime suspect and seeks to find the murderer before his arrest. In a surprising turn of events, Max discovers he has room in his heart for one more. He refuses to stop searching until the real culprit is found and brought to justice for the Murder at the Beach. 

That's Not My Baby

Club Reclamation is a place where Vets from all military branches come, chill, grab a drink or meal and find like-minded folks with a story to tell, or problem to share or a soapbox to stand on. If you’ve served in the Armed Forces, chances are you’ll find a friend who gets you and what you’ve been through at Club Reclamation, where everyone gets a second chance.

When a former team-mate’s wife is brutally attacked in her home, former SEAL Maximus Delgado is called to make good on the promise he made to watch over his deceased brother’s widow. The past converges with the present, Max and his team must unravel events to track down the threat and eliminate it before a child is lost before seeing the light of day. Even they are surprised where their journey ends. 

Real Estate owner Tamara Gibbs has decided to give Max a second chance, but refuses to rush their relationship. She insists his son needs time to get to know her, which frustrates Max. He wants them together now, regardless of interfering relatives. Together the two strengthen their commitment and build toward their future, in That’s Not My Baby.

Promises Kept

What’s a college senior to do when her two younger sisters are left on her doorstep? She promises her sisters that she’d take care of them and then tries to make that a reality. Karyn’s job searches lead her down a surprising path – Surrogacy. It provided just the right amount of financial assistance necessary to keep her small family together and out of the clutches of the system.

Flynn Cannon had made a promise to his dying wife to continue expanding their family with a surrogate. He’d put it off for over two years and finally found someone willing to meet all his late wife’s requirements. He should be happy, but he wasn’t.

Cannon and Karyn clash as each strives to fulfill their promises to someone else. By the time their child arrives, each has their own version of Promises Kept.

Lyon On A Leash

Every woman should experience the love of an Alpha submissive man at least once in her life…

Successful attorney Vera Knight has it all – an interesting career, a stunning home, and all the money she needs to travel the world in style. The only thing she doesn’t have is a man - and not just any man will do. She needs a submissive who will let her be as successful in the bedroom as she is in the courtroom.

Innovative graphic artist Marcus Lyon is on the hunt for the right woman to serve. Pleasing a Dominate and keeping her happy rocks his world. But a former D/s relationship has left him with emotional scars and a new attitude. The next woman he pleases will need to follow a few rules…

When Vera and Marcus meet at a fund raising slave auction in New York City, sparks fly, and she corners her man. Vera is sure she’s found the Alpha Submissive she’s been looking for, but will Marcus agree to give her the key to his heart as well as his collar?

Those Jones Girls "Melissa"

Those Jones Girls- Melissa
“Seeing Melissa again sent a shaft of anger and arousal through me. She hates me. I could see it in her eyes. And that pissed me off more. Once, she would never have dared to look at me like that. I controlled her. Even when I hurt her, I was in control and I loved breaking her down to my will. It took time but she was worth it. I never understood how she broke free and left me. That wasn’t supposed to happen. She was mine and I planned to keep her, just like I kept the others.” 

Those Jones Girls "Sabrina"

Overworked, underpaid restaurant manager, Sabrina Jones has the worse luck with men. When her grandfather asks her and her sisters to return to Miami to deal with urgent family matters, she is grateful for the break. After the last man she dated dumped her via text for failing to commit, she’s beginning to think her family may be right. Maybe she is damaged from the things she saw and experienced as a young girl. But if facing her biological parent and rehashing their past is the only cure, she wants no part of it.

Jamaican, auto-mechanic Jamison Volks owns two successful shops, a nice home in a gated community, and taking care of his son is one of his top priorities. But there is no one special to share his success with, and for years, that was just fine with him. However, when the mother of his son attacks him, he realizes he needs a strong woman who can have his back in any kind of fight to gain custody of his son. 
Two virgins, when it comes to relationships, must decide if they are strong enough to withstand the winds of change that is blowing in both of their lives. Lies and secrets have been twin pillars in Sabrina’s life since childhood. Forced to face her past, will Jamison understand her actions, and be a part of her future?

Those Jones Girls "Angela"

Bossy, irreverent Angela Jones has decided to stop running from her past and embrace her future with the man who stole her heart. Now that her heart’s normalized, and she hasn’t passed out from fear, she’s prepared to be the woman her man needs her to be… until she meets his family.

Successful entrepreneur Bradford White wanted Angela the moment he talked to her in Key West. Her sassy flair, no-nonsense attitude and the woman had a body and face that made his fingers itch to claim her as his. Now that she’s accepted his proposal the real work begins, until he’s called home to bury his father and discovers life as he’d known it had been a greedy lie.

Secrets

Wealthy Industrialist David Baxter died and left Chastity, his Administrative Assistant the bulk of his estate. Great right? That was until she faced his greedy relative in a court battle over the estate, which opens a can of Secrets. Court exposure sets off a string of events that reach as high as the United States Senate Chambers and as low as State prison walls. Through everything, Chastity once again must face her past Secrets. Desperate measures won’t allow her to push her childhood friend, Lt. Cmdr. Kenton Stone to the side, she needs his help, even though she hides the biggest Secret of all from him. 

Niki's Challenge

Niki Bryant passed out in her room and had a late night roommate. The next morning she discovers a man in her bed. The hotel had given them both keys in a mixup. She was on heavy meds and he was drunk. But not to drunk to deny himself a taste of the angel in his bed. Months later, the proof from that night together comes back to haunt the unlikely couple, with amazing results.

Special Forces

Major Tyson Bradford had two mistresses- his family and his career. He loved them both. For the first time, the two were demanding his presence at the same time. He'd failed to secure his ailing eighty-year-old Aunt into his home. All the traditional methods failed to produce the results he needed.
Lynay's four-year-old son had severe asthma. Fear strangled her each time he fell gasping to breathe. Her minimum wage job barely kept up with his escalating medications costs. Medicaid only went so far. Her baby needed more help than she could provide.

Anne, her best friend suggested something unconventional, a contract marriage. Anne's brother's deployment would take place in less than a week. Desperate, Tyson and Lynay agree to a marriage that would meet both of their pressing needs. His only requirement: absolute fidelity during their marriage. Since Lynay hadn't been sexually active since the birth of her son, she agreed.
Everyone got what they wanted, right? Wrong. Allison, Tyson's ex-wife refused to accept not only their divorce of three years, but Tyson's re-marriage as well.

An uncommon path of destruction pummeled Tyson's Achilles heel. Seeds of deception were sown, and ultimately led to the breakup of their marriage. 
But to a woman scorned, the breakdown of the faux marriage was simply gravy. She intended to teach him a lesson. Her ultimate vengeance: his total ruin.
In her hatred, she forgot one thing. She messed with his family. And nobody messed with his family, for long.

Run To You

Brenda and Roark lived the “Happily Ever After” part of the fairy tale. He’d rescued her from the bad guys, swept her off to his home, and loved her like a madman. Brenda was in heaven, until she went to visit her dying aunt and disappeared. Roark, his brothers and the men of 3X Construction race against time to find the woman Roark refuses to live without.

This book is a part of the Men of 3X CONStruction series. Although it can be read as a stand- alone book, the reading is more enjoyable when the other books in the series are read first.

Ready For Love

Second book in Men of ThreeX CONStruction series. Red and Denise have been together eight years when she breaks it off. It couldn't have come at a worst time. His company is under attack and he's being targeted. He has to filter through all the mess to come up with a plan to both trap the crooks and save their relationship.

Ultimate Breed

Time is running out for the Vampire Breeder Skye, in more ways than one. Her car is attacked while enroute to give birth, a huge bounty is placed on her head and a Vampire Hunter attacks her. And that happens in one day. Her Were-Hyena security team calls in Adrian Vail, a mercenary who gets results. He’ll get her to safety, keeping a step ahead of the Bounty Hunters and the master-minds behind the threats. One thing for sure, he’s never met anyone like her and fights the attraction with each breath. After the lost of his daughter, women with children were off limits. Her strength intrigues him. Her beauty captivates him. Can he maintain a professional distance while saving her life?

Have I Told You Lately

He released her hand and placed both his palms on the counter behind her, caging her in. “Tell me when’s the right moment to tell another person your past bullshit, your damn secrets that you don’t wanna face, your skeletons?” His eyes skewered hers. Everyone claimed to want to know shit, but there was a price to the telling.
“I know people who marry and never share some of their secrets,” he said, inching closer. “A lot of shit dies with them. How do you know when it’s right to share? Because I’ve no idea how to ride that train.”
The pink tip of her tongue leisurely moistened her lips. “I think when you care about someone, you build to a level of trust and you take them into your confidence.”
A level of trust, Women bullshit.
“Yeah, but that’s the problem. It’s easier to give your body, than your deep personal shit.”
She ducked her head.
He continued speaking in a low whisper. “I mean the real stuff that’s close to your heart. The fucked up shit everybody keeps locked up. Most folk don’t get close enough to ever see the dark places inside.” He watched her swallow hard.

Where There's Smoke

Smoke was missing. The men at Three X Construction are searching everywhere for a clue to his whereabouts. The body count is rising each day he’s absent. Red and Ross try to keep the men from taking the law into their hands. It’s a hard battle considering Red and Ross want blood for the offense. Days have passed and Smoke hasn’t returned. They pray for the best and hope for a miracle.

Lawked Flame

Can a woman who has been betrayed in the worst way by an ex-spouse learn to trust again? Will she open her heart to a man who seems to be too good to be true, meeting every requirement she has ever wanted or needed in a partner? Alayna would. But it will take time. Time is the one thing Khayden, Master Lawke, doesn’t have. His enemies are bent on destroying his people and harming Earth in the process. The only way to save both is for his Kee, Alayna, to unlock him, freeing his powers and unbeknownst to her, her own. But first she has to believe that there’s more to her current lover than she sees.

It will take a leap of faith to accept his pursuit and engage her battered heart again. The attacks are speeding up, with an alarming amount of casualties. Despite the fierce attraction, Alayna isn’t sure she’s strong enough to lay bare her heart again, so soon. Khayden is betting his life that she is strong enough to do that and to handle his flame. 

Not This Time

Veronique had done the monogamous relationship thing before and got her heart stomped in the process. She no longer allowed her emotions to join her liaisons and kept her heart locked away. Frank O'Connor was no exception, or so she thought.

This is a short story in the men of 3X CONStruction series hightlighting a romance between two favorite characters from earlier books. Frank is Red's brother and Veronique, is Cherise's mother. Enjoy!

Loving A Bad Boy

Julio Cardenas didn’t want to be a member of the Cartel, he’d rather make wood cabinets or work construction. But through a series of events he was next in line for the head position. Pam Burrows loved caring for the sick, and as a hospice care nurse she made sure her patients last days were comfortable and dignified. It never occurred to her that she had been denied her most important patient. 

On the best days, you’d never put these two together. They had contradicting points of view on life. One believed in saving life at all costs, the other – not so much. One valued honesty, the other believed truth should be couched in shades of gray. One believes in love, the other refuses to think long term. Nevertheless, they become the breath the other needs to survive, proving once again, everyone needs love. Even Bad Boys.

 

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