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Author: Katie Allen

Katie Allen is the fabulously filthy-minded alter-ego of romantic-suspense author Katie Ruggle. She lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, shoots guns (target shooting only, since killing anything other than paper makes her ugly cry), cross-country skis (badly), and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the police academy, Katie is a self-professed forensics nerd. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing, and gymnastics. You can connect with Katie at http://katieruggle.com/, https://www.facebook.com/katierugglebooks, or on Twitter @KatieRuggle

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Double Dose - Research & Desire, #4

Double Dose
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0746MJZZT
  • Release: 2017-10-01
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romantic Suspense, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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A double dose of happily-ever-after… 

Speech therapist Daphne's neat, orderly life takes a turn for the dramatic when she's kidnapped and spirited away to a hideout deep in the Colorado mountains. Her captors? Gorgeous men—all escaped from a secret laboratory designed to build perfect supersoldiers. 

Trauma associated with his engineering left Benjy mute, and Ari thinks Daphne's just the girl to help him recover. Held against her will, Daphne will be damned before she helps any of them—regardless of how electrifying she finds their touches. 

But as Daphne's hunger for Benjy and Ari grows, so does her empathy for the other soldiers hiding out at the lodge. With danger from her own past threatening to resurface and an overeager FBI agent sniffing around, she needs to free herself, her men and the others. 

This book is approximately 65,000 words

Previously published under the title Aristotle's Anatomy


Carnal Chemistry - Research & Desire, #3

Carnal Chemistry
  • Stars
  • Number: B072V87BKL
  • Release: 2017-09-01
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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Thanks to a top-secret government agency, I don't remember everything…but I know I can't go back. 

I thought I'd found the perfect place to hide. Wrong. Even though I'm deep undercover, she sees me. The real me. And she wants me. 

I'd give anything to build a life with a woman like Lauren Hayes. But with rogue government agents hunting me down, I can't risk getting her involved. Our lust—our love—needs to remain a secret. 

Despite our precautions, the men who'll have my hide now have Lauren in their sights. To keep us both alive, I've got to stay focused—and keep my mind off all the wicked, sexy things I've been doing with Lauren Hayes. There's a price on my head, and I won't let her be the one to pay it.  

This book is approximately 56,000 words

Originally titled Carnal Chemistry


Natural Selection - Research & Desire, #2

Natural Selection
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B072V9T5V9
  • Release: 2017-08-01
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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There's something wickedly naughty about love on the run 

Darwin Bloom has no true identity—his laboratory creators made sure of that. Darwin isn't his real name and living on the lam doesn't exactly allow for deep romantic relationships, but the feelings he's developed for engineer Tom Cooper are strong enough to try. 

Tom Cooper's life changed forever when he met Darwin. Gone are his fears of intimacy—Tom wants to do whatever Darwin asks, whenever he asks. How is it that the big, beautiful construction worker can seem dangerous and delicious at the same time? 

But when Darwin's mysterious past comes back with a vengeance, there's more than just incredible sex at stake. Darwin promised Tom he'd never leave him…but keeping him safe might mean doing just that. 

This book is approximately 68,000 words 

Previously published under the title Darwin's Natural Selection


Erotic Experiments - Research & Desire, #1

Erotic Experiments
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B071DDJSG1
  • Release: 2017-07-01
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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Science geek Claire spends most days in the confines of her laboratory, safely avoiding humans. So her world is sent into a sexy tailspin when a rare night out at the club starts with a game of Avoid Your Handsy Boss and ends with getting rescued by the most perfect male specimen she's ever seen. 

Bouncer Ed can't get enough of Claire, or of watching his "little mouse" let loose when he touches her. Saving her once was easy, even fun. But his fiercely protective nature goes into overdrive when Claire's determination to reveal what's really going on in the lab endangers both their lives. 

Being on the run isn't enough to keep Claire's hands off her beautiful protector, or to stop them from falling in love. But it isn't long before Claire discovers Ed is hiding a shocking secret of his own… 

 

This book is approximately 47,000 words 

Originally published under the title "Experimenting with Ed".


Hide Out

Hide Out
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419927393
  • Release: 2010-03-12
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Length: Plus Size
 
When Officer Peter Giordano is assigned to keep Trevor Haas safe until he can testify against his murderous father, he expects the hardest part of his job will be keeping his hands off the gorgeous witness. The two men hide out in the small, sleepy town of Honeysuckle, fixing up their dilapidated safe house by day…exploring each other’s bodies by night.
 
Their small-town neighbors have some secrets of their own, however, including one that someone is willing to kill to protect. Soon, a neighbor is dead and Pete and Trevor are thrown into the middle of a murder investigation. The two men struggle to keep Trevor’s true identity a secret, knowing his father will stop at nothing to silence the star witness against him—even if that means killing his own son.
 
Note: Pete and Trevor won’t have to go it alone. Wash and Rhodes, the crush-worthy heroes from Private Dicks, are along for the ride once again.


Chasing Her Tail

Chasing Her Tail
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419925306
  • Release: 2009-11-04
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Book Length: Plus Novel
 
As a first-grade teacher, Bridget thinks she’s prepared for anything a classroom of six-year-olds can throw at her. So it’s a bit of a shock when she’s bitten by a were-puppy and transformed into a dog.
 
As if peeing outside, excessive furriness and squirrel-chasing urges aren’t enough, it seems as if everyone is after Bridget—including a billionaire with an unhealthy interest in the paranormal, and Micah, the smoking-hot uncle of her were-puppy student.
 
When she takes refuge with Hammer, a kind stranger who has the body of a god and feeds her hamburgers, Bridget thinks she’s safe. Micah’s hot on her trail, however, and the crazy billionaire isn’t about to let a were-dog slip through his fingers. Meanwhile, Hammer is determined to discover the truth about the mysterious woman who visits his bedroom at night—wearing nothing but a black leather collar.
 
Chasing Her Tail features a cameo by Hammer’s friends Harry, Beth and Ky. Get to know the trio more…intimately…in Katie Allen’s One-Two Punch.
 
Includes m/m.


Private Dicks

Private Dicks
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419921674
  • Release: 2009-07-12
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Ex-cop Isaac Rhodes is a tough and intimidating private investigator with a talent for kicking in doors and knocking bail jumpers’ heads together. His only soft spot is for his partner, Nate Washington—though Wash makes him anything but soft. He’s silently lusted after Wash for a year, until his desire drives him to finally come out to his partner.
 
This confession leads to Wash admitting a few secrets of his own, unleashing needs that result in hot, sweaty, sexy, man-on-man intimacy. Rhodes is elated…until Wash admits he’s unsure if he’s willing to endure the often prejudice-filled life of an outed gay man. Crushed, Rhodes backs off. But one missing child case—and a gun to Wash’s head—convinces Rhodes to do whatever it takes to get his man.


Breaking the Silence - Reader Advisory: This book contains a realistic, violent near-rape scene.

Breaking the Silence
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419919534
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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After enduring a horrific childhood, William Jackson lives a solitary existence working as a computer programmer from his Minnesota home. His safe routine is blown to pieces when the daily sight of an unknown woman walking her dog sends his heart into a tailspin.
 
Jenny Fitzgerald’s love life is at a definite low. Her only potential date in sight is her annoying and creepy coworker, Evan—until a stunning man appears before her like a gift from some kindly sex god. Who is she to turn down what’s offered to her on a hunky blond platter?

Will and Jenny’s friendship develops as their hunger grows into love. Meanwhile, a jealous Evan watches, his rage building until it explodes in a brutal act of violence that tears Jenny’s life apart. Will struggles to help her rebuild her courage and sense of self as his own demons and fragile memories threaten their chance at happiness—but perhaps they can learn to heal each other.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a realistic, violent near-rape scene.


One-Two Punch

One-Two Punch
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419918230
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Beth is willing to do almost anything to meet her dream man—including taking boxing lessons. She passes Harry’s gym for weeks before mustering up the nerve to walk in and talk to the gorgeous owner. Once she does, sparks fly as well as punches.

Their budding relationship is tested with the arrival of Ky, Harry’s old Army buddy. After years of frustrated longing for his fellow soldier, Ky is hoping that he can win Harry’s heart. He hadn’t planned on Beth, however—or the scorching desire she inspires.

As the trio struggle to accept their feelings for each other, a menacing figure stalks Beth, watching, waiting—and preparing to snatch her away from the two men she’s grown to love.

Reader Advisory: This book contains smoking-hot scenes of ménage and M/M sex.
 


Seeing Blind

Seeing Blind
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419914942
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Cassie thought that she had escaped from the psychic abilities that had haunted her all her life. After two years of vision-free bliss living on her small farm outside the tiny town of Napping, Cassie's only worry is her secret desire for the hot local sheriff, Ty.

But her quiet, anonymous life is destroyed when murder rocks the sleepy town and Cassie's visions thrust her into the middle of the grisly mystery. Reluctantly drawn into her own search for the killer, Cassie begins to unearth the town's tangled secrets with the dubious help of Napping's residents…and the sheriff whose mere presence is enough to make her blood boil.

As she gets closer to the truth, her relationship with the sheriff heats up and Cassie struggles to hide her psychic talent, fearing that discovery of her unusual gift will drive him away — and destroy her last chance at happiness.