Beyond (Volume One)
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted was a life beyond–beyond her stifling role as a prim and proper councilman’s daughter, and beyond the walls of the patriarchal city of Eden, the only remnants of safety in a world destroyed by solar storms decades earlier. But when she’s banished for violating the prohibition against immorality, she’s unprepared for the lawless world outside the city’s walls.
The sectors surrounding Eden house those abandoned to fend for themselves–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But fighting hasn’t prepared him for dealing with a sheltered City princess who falls at his feet.
Her innocence is undeniable, but so is her intense sexual curiosity. Soon they’re exploring every dark fantasy she’s ever been ashamed to have. But if Noelle wants to claim her place with the O’Kanes and at Jas’s side, she’ll have to find the courage to embrace something even more terrifying than her own desires.
Her own power.
Alexa Parrino fought to escape the gilded cage of Orchid House, the training ground for the sector’s most exclusive–and dangerous–courtesans. Now she enjoys influence and power in Sector Four, where Dallas O’Kane rules with a hedonistic fist. She’s his queen in all but name, and there’s almost nothing she wouldn’t do for the gang–lie, steal, even kill…
But she bows to no man. Not even a king.
Dallas O’Kane fought his way up from nothing to become the most infamous leader in all eight sectors. There’s no pleasure he can’t buy. No vice he can’t indulge. Everyone kneels at the feet of the barbarian king–everyone except Lex. She’s been inspiring all his darkest fantasies for years, but Dallas won’t settle for being her latest conquest. He wants all of her–body, mind and heart.
But when their sensual game of dominance and submission starts, the lines swiftly become blurred. Neither is sure who’s really in control–or how high the stakes can get. Only one thing is clear. If Dallas can’t choose between his lust for power and his hunger for Lex, he could lose his whole sector.
Even worse, he could lose her.
Live fast, die young–anything else is a fantasy for Six. She’s endured the worst the sectors had to throw at her, but falling in with Dallas O’Kane’s Sector Four gang lands her in a whole new world of danger. They’re completely open about everything, including their sexuality–but she hasn’t survived this long by making herself vulnerable.
Especially not to a man as dangerous as Brendan Donnelly.
Bren is a killer, trained as a sniper by Eden and banished to the sectors when he burned out. His one outlet is pain, in the cage and in the bedroom, and emotion is a luxury he can’t afford–until he meets Six. Protecting her soothes him. So does honing her already impressive fighting skills. But it’s her hunger for touch that sparks a journey of erotic discovery. She only has one rule–he’s the only one who gets to touch her.
In Bren’s arms, Six is finally free to let go. But his obsession with the man who made him a monster could destroy the fragile connection they’ve forged, and cost him the one thing that makes him feel human–her love.