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Author: A.C. Arthur

Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

During the course of her writing career Artist has won the YOUnity Guild’s Best New Drama and Romance Author Award in 2005/06; been nominated 3 years straight for EMMA Awards, with the fourth time being a charm she took home the 2007 EMMA Award for Favorite Romantic Suspense; and has also received her first Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nomination for Best African American Romance. She is represented by Christine Witthohn at Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC.

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Shifter's Claim - The Shadow Shifters, #4

  • Number: 9781250042910
  • Release: 2014-07-29
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, Shapeshifters
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Half man, half animal, a Shadow Shifter is sworn to protect females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…

Rich, handsome, and successful—hotel magnate Sebastian "Bas" Perry could have any woman he desires. But despite his animal attraction to women, he avoids relationships at all costs. As a Shadow Shifter, he must defend innocent humans from the deadliest of his kind. And the most dangerous game of all is falling in love…

It takes a special kind of woman to hunt a predator, to tame the beast—and to capture a man’s heart…

Priya Drake is an ambitious reporter hungry for a story. At a presidential fundraiser, she sets her sights on the mysterious and magnetic Bas Perry, a man with a secret she’s determined to uncover. Stalking her prey back to his hotel, the hunter soon becomes the hunted—when Bas takes her in his arms and unleashes the animal within. For Priya, it is more than a night of wild, reckless passion. It’s the story of a lifetime. But can she betray the man she loves? in Shifter’s Claim by A.C. Arthur.

Shifter's Claim

Hunger for You - Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts, #3

  • Number: 9781466857100
  • Release: 2014-06-10
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, Shapeshifters, * New Adult & College
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts—a deeply emotional, unforgettable New Adult paranormal romance series by A.C. Arthur about the men who are sworn to protect the females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…

Taken in by a shifter family after his parents’ tragic deaths, Caleb Ramsey was thrust into a world of training and loyalty, when his half-breed status should have sentenced him to death. Desperate to escape a family that he can never truly belong to, Caleb leaves at nineteen to find his place outside the Shifter warrior world. The beautiful girl in the bar was not a part of his plan. Neither was finding out more about the boyfriend she claims to have. He should have walked away, should have continued on his own path. But when Caleb realizes the danger Zoe is in, all of his warrior urges come roaring to life…

Zoe Fallon has always been a romantic idealist. Losing herself in romance novels as a way to escape an abusive past, she is now finally free to go out and find her own Prince Charming. So when a gorgeous man literally sweeps her off her feet, she wonders if she may have found the guy of her dreams. But things aren’t always what they seem. The brooding customer who seems to show up each time she’s in need is an enigma, and yet she’s drawn to him in a way she’s never experienced before. But he has his own secrets, and Zoe has to ask herself—if Caleb is truly her happily ever after, in Hunger for You by A.C. Arthur.

Hunger for You

Part of Me - Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts

  • Number: 9781466857094
  • Release: 2014-05-13
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts—a deeply emotional, unforgettable New Adult paranormal romance series by A.C. Arthur about the men who are sworn to protect the females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…

Lidia Morales has always felt out of place. The one stable presence in her childhood has always been Brayden. Every major moment, every growing pain, everything in her life has been shared with him since they were little, so it makes sense to her that they will stay friends at college together. Until one night, emotions are revealed in a heated kiss, and Lidia’s world is turned upside down. Brayden has always been just a friend and she knows she should look somewhere else for love. But the memory of the passion between them is undeniable—and Brayden isn’t about to let her forget it. As trouble brews, Lidia may need Brayden more than she realized and Brayden will do whatever it takes to convince her that they are soulmates…bonded for life, in Part of Me by A.C. Arthur.

Part of Me

Passion's Prey

  • Number: B008RLW6CO
  • Release: 2013-03-26
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, Shapeshifters
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Caprise is tall, beautiful, exotic. A goddess in the flesh. A dancer, when Caprise takes the stage, she feels the power she holds over men—especially the man known as X. He watches her night after night. He follows her with hungry eyes. And he knows her deepest, darkest secret—her true animal nature… 

Xavier has always lived for the thrill of the hunt—and the pleasure of the kill. But now, as a shifter working for the FBI, he is dedicated to keeping a leash on the world’s most savage predators. Keeping an eye on a gorgeous creature like Caprise is part of his job. But when a deadly new breed of half-human killer marks Caprise as his mate, Xavier must fight tooth and claw to save her—or risk losing the most sensual and exciting woman he’s ever known…

Passion's Prey

Seduction's Shift - The Shadow Shifters, #2

  • Number: 9780312549114
  • Release: 2012-09-25
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, Shapeshifters
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Half man. Half beast. All consuming.

They hide their true nature from the world—part man and part animal—sworn to defend the human race against the untamed beasts among them…

She was his first love, his only love. But trying to rescue his beautiful Ary from captivity is one wild risk no man should take. Luckily, Nick Delgado is no ordinary man. His work in the urban jungle as a high-powered litigator has only fueled his ferocity, enflamed his passion—and sharpened his claws—to protect his mate.

Sleek, strong, and savage, a Shadow Shifter never surrenders…

Ary is a born healer who has devoted her life to the tribe—and her heart to Nick. But when the fierce and sadistic Sabar turns his jaguar eyes upon her, ARy becomes the unwilling pawn in a deadly game of shifting alliances. One man wants to use her talents to enslave humanity. The other wants to free her from their natural enemy. If Nick hopes to save Ary, he must unleash the beast within—and fight for the woman he loves…

Seduction's Shift

Desire a Donovan - Kimani Romance

  • Number: B007BBV5UA
  • Release: 2012-06-01
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Romantic Elements, + Multicultural / IR
  • Publisher: Kimani Press

The sexy, fast-living heir to a multimillion-dollar news-and-entertainment dynasty, Dion Donovan is the man every woman wants. Despite his playboy rep, Dion's heart belongs to Lyra Anderson. He's never forgotten the kiss they shared…right before she left Miami for a new life in L.A. Now she's back, a successful photographer—and more desirable than ever. And this time, Dion's not letting her get away.

Lyra will always be grateful to the family who took her in and raised her like one of their own. But it's her childhood friend Dion who's haunted her for the past ten years. Working together at the Donovan magazine empire makes Lyra crave Dion's embrace even more. She knows the pitfalls of falling for the seductive bad boy. She also knows that loving this special Donovan may be worth every risk.

Desire a Donovan

Temptation Rising - the Shadow Shifters, #1

  • Number: B006OMPNJG
  • Release: 2012-03-27
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, Shapeshifters
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Washington D.C. police officer Kalina Harper still dreams about that night, two years ago, when a huge cat-like creature saved her from a crazed attacker. Although she kept the truth to herself, Kalina can never forget the ferocious strength of the beast’s fangs and claws—or the raw animal hunger in its eyes. Until she meets Roman Reynolds…

Muscular, magnetic, and all man, Roman is a high-powered attorney with a predatory smile and seductive charm. He is also a criminal suspect with suspicious connections to the Amazon jungle. But when Kalina discovers that Roman is linked to a secret race of shapeshifting jaguars—who hunt down maneaters—she is forced to put her trust in a man who unleashes her wildest fantasies and fears. A fierce creature of the night whose nature is to protect his female at any cost…

Temptation Rising

Revelations - Rules of the Game

  • Number: B0075GKXH2
  • Release: 2012-02-03
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Romantic Elements, + Multicultural / IR
  • Publisher: Artistry Publishing

The highly anticipated follow-up to RULES OF THE GAME is here. REVELATIONS reunites all the players from the previous novel, as the truth about their motives is finally revealed—along with more secrets and betrayals they wished would remain locked away.

Jamal and Zoya are once again tested by infidelity and dishonesty within their marriage. As Zoya returns to her home on the east coast to funeralize a family member she’s faced with what might be her own demise. Jamal has to decide if he’s going to stand by his wife the way she did for him or if the love of his life has finally shown her true colors.

Donnie’s marriage is over and he’s not heartbroken. Instead, he’s resigned to giving his wife what she wants—if he could simply find her to let her know. In the midst of paying ransoms and revealing a conspiracy to bring him and his closest friend down, he meets the one woman who might be able to tame his wandering eye. For Leila, it’s time to take note and move forward. Being kidnapped has opened her eyes to new goals and old betrayals.

This installment in the RULES OF THE GAME series promises drama, intrigue and suspense that will keep you guessing.

Revelations

Winter Kisses

  • Number: B005WJDNCG
  • Release: 2011-12-01
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Romantic Elements, + Multicultural / IR
  • Publisher: Kimani Press

After "the love of her life" broke her heart, Monica Lakefield vowed never to trust a sexy, sweet-talking man again. Dubbed the Ice Queen, she hides her hurt beneath her cool, corporate facade. Until the workaholic Lakefield heiress arrives at an exclusive Aspen resort…and discovers hunky Alexander Bennett in her room!

As CFO of his own company, Alexander works hard and plays harder. After being tricked into a vacation by his matchmaking relatives, he finds himself snowbound with the reserved yet sinfully sexy Monica. In front of a roaring fire, with the snow falling outside, he'll show the all-business businesswoman what real passion can be. He'll take nothing less than her kisses. Her heart. And all the love she has to give…

Winter Kisses

Holiday Hearts - The Donovans

  • Number: B0062QG1I6
  • Release: 2011-11-01
  • Author: A.C. Arthur
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Romantic Elements, + Multicultural / IR
  • Publisher: Artistry Publishing

As a result of her parents' messy divorce, Keysa Donovan refuses to celebrate Christmas or to let herself fall in love. A successful marketing exec, she's positive she doesn't need anything or anyone else in her life to be happy. Until Ian Sanchez, her sexy co-worker, catches her off guard with homemade cocoa, old holiday movies and kisses that promise the heat of pleasure. Now, Keysa's second guessing everything she thought she beleived and wondering if Ian's touch is worth risking her heart this holiday season.

Holiday Hearts