New Concepts Publishing
New Concepts Publishing, the first totally electronic romance publishing house, was established in the spring of 1996. Its founder, Madris DePasture, had been a member of Romance Writers of America since the early 90s and was a published author. In her ‘other’ life, she was owner of a successful construction company, which she started in the early 80s. Her first career, however, was in computer science. She had been working with computers for more than 20 years when she first conceived the idea of an electronic publishing company, an idea spawned by the trend she saw towards development of alternate materials to replace the growing inability of the tree industry to keep up with demand.
New Concepts Publishing went on-line with their first four novels, Amber Moment, Lord of Chaos, Liar’s Poker, and Shattered Dreams, in October of 1996. At first publishing only 2 to 4 novels a month, they are now publishing 8 to 16 novels and short stories a month.
NCP began by focusing on the romance genre before widening the variety of genre fiction they accepted, including erotica, erotic romance, short contemporary duets, science fiction/fantasy, historical romance, westerns, horror, anthologies, paranormal romance, and more. As time went on, they found their way back to their roots and now publish a wide array of erotic fiction and romance.
The primary goal of New Concepts Publishing, from its inception, was to bring high quality fiction to book lovers. By offering our authors generous royalty percentages and creative freedom, we’ve not only attracted many fine authors, but can offer work ‘written from the heart’, fresh, excitingly different stories that stringent guidelines would never have allowed.
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The Watchers II: Exiles
The people of the conquered civilizations banded together and fought back, defeated them, and then banished them to a small corner of the universe where they could do no harm to anyone beyond themselves. The Watchers were sent to guard them, to make certain they were never again a threat to other intelligent life forms. And for a time they were contained ….
Dead Girl Talking
Until recently, I led a pretty normal life. But then I did something that kind of changed things for me: I had a one-night stand with a vampire. Things got a little carried away and he bit me, turning me into a vampire too. I guess you can say I learned the hard way that love bites, and once bitten there's no going back.
Watchers, The: PART ONE
The Watchers were sent to guard them, to make certain they were never again a threat to other intelligent life forms. And for a time they were contained ….
Mountain Men III: Primal Urges
Lilly goes with her best friend, her bf's boyfriend, and a friend of the boyfriend (can you say extended blind date?) to a mountain retreat. She can tell right away that her friend's attempt at match-making isn't going to pan out, but she's not really worried about it, she's too excited thinking about all the things she'll be able to paint. Her first "encounter" with a bear leaves her with some
Dying to Lose
Bri and her roommate, Kai, found a foolproof way to lose weight and the real beauty of it was that they were going to get PAID to do it! All they had to do was keep a video log of their progress and takes notes on any side effects of the new drug they were testing .....
Tiger's Courage, A
Harmony doesn’t know the details of the years Weston spent away from her, but she’s determined to make him into a better man. But an evil from their past will soon disrupt the slow-healing of their relationship. Will the strength of their love survive the test and be enough to save them?
Tiger's Mate, Book II:
Tiger warrior Darien Kavlon meets his future mate as he travels toward his homeland, but intriguing sorceress Sarimariann Kei hides secrets dangerous to their relationship and perhaps fatal to their families.
To Tame a Tiger
Nothing can defeat a Tiger warrior except the love of a courageous sorceress.
Alien's Concubine, The
Dr. Gabrielle LaPlante had done much more than awaken Anka, she'd aroused something within him that he had long forgotten … hunger. He follows her back to the U.S. and decides to take her as his concubine—the chosen one to bear his child. He discovers, however, that it is an honor she does not seem to fully appreciate.
Someone was terra-forming Venus and it certainly wasn’t anyone native to the solar system! First Lieutenant Sybil Hunter was dispatched with her crew to discover what was going on.
She’d expected the possibility of being shot down if it was aliens, as everyone thought.
It was a hell of a way to end a vacation! One minute Danica was scuba diving, the next she found herself in a specimen tank on an outbound alien ship. When they correct their 'error' by dumping her on the alien world of Glaxo, she is immediately captured by Taj, Chieftain of the Glaxons, who swoops from the sky on his giant war bird and claims her as his slave.
Entombed in a secret laboratory, it is the powerful warrior Khan, Chieftain of the Kota people, who awakens Dionne, a woman bio-engineered to be the ark of humanity--the savior of mankind.
Sebastian is an artist who was cursed into his painting in the year 1400 and Madeline joins him inside his prison at night. Every morning when the sun rises she finds herself back in reality all alone. But they soon discover that the curse may be broken if Sebastian can paint her... every single inch of her.
Starport: Zeta Prime
When Kahlia is arrested and accused of being a supremist with the intent of sabotaging the star portal, she’s almost too stunned to protect herself. Her instincts drive her to run when she gets the chance, but since she runs straight into the arms of Rani, chief of one of the savage, native tribes, she isn’t convinced she hasn’t leapt from the frying pan into the fire.
Goldie’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Stranded, lost and in dire need, she stumbles upon the home of the three rednecks, Erryl, Farryll and Daryl Bayer.
Shiloh Ledger’s marriage had annihilated her self-esteem, but her sister’s brilliant plan to help her bounce back was probably the worst idea ever conceived. Bad boy, Heath Sinclair, was back and he had her in his sights—again—still—except now he was a man and twice as dangerous. How could any woman trust that a man like Heath wouldn’t break her heart?
Starport: Zeta Prime (Alt)
When Jillian is arrested and accused of being a supremist with the intent of sabotaging the star portal, she’s almost too stunned to protect herself. Her instincts drive her to run when she gets the chance, but since she runs straight into the arms of Faron, chief of one of the savage, native tribes, she isn’t convinced she hasn’t leapt from the frying pan into the fire.
Dr. Greer has a problem. She hears Dark Whispers--the voices of murder victims--who control her life. But can they help her and Lord Camberton find the killer who wants them dead?
Amanda firmly believes in keeping things strictly professional between herself and her coworkers, and seducing a man ten years her junior is the last thing on her mind when Cole suggests they finish up their work at her place. Cole has his own agenda, however, and she quickly discovers that she isn’t the hunter. She’s the prey.
Warrior and the Biologist, The
It will take both Esta’s clever mind and the knowledge and skills of Biron, a highly-trained and gifted warrior from the planet Gaviron, to defeat the alien invasion that has pushed mankind to the point of extinction.
Nightmares I: The Attic
Nothing in this house is what it seems. Haunted by nightmares and events she can’t explain, Megan finds herself drawn into the attic.
From the first time she opens the door she is set on a path toward certain death. It has taken countless children, countless lives. It seethes in the darkness, watching… waiting.
Men of Anderas II: Dak the Protector
Kierin held him captive with her crystals but he couldn’t give her what she demanded unless he was free. If Dak gave the crystal witch what she wanted it would sentence him to death ...
Cinderella and the Werewolf Prince
Ella knew a man like Nickolas Blake didn’t date pale maids. Granted, he’d only asked her because he needed a last-minute replacement—a one-time deal . . . a once in a lifetime opportunity. But surely she had more sense than to indulge in a night of luxury and glamour, pretending that a handsome man was interested in her, pretending that she wasn’t miserable, for only a few hours . . . .
Deal with the Devil
Marie knows she deserves the promotion she applied for, but thanks to her coworker who is also the boss' girlfriend, she knows she'll never get it. Sitting alone at a bar the night before she learns who will actually land the job, she meets a mysterious stranger who promises that all her dreams will be fulfilled... if they make a deal.
The Chateaux du Beauchamp is reputedly haunted by Gerard, Count du Beauchamp, once considered one of the most powerful warlocks in Europe.
Tears of the Dragon
Trapped in a world where females come ‘in season’ and male dragons battle to claim their mates, Khalia Peterson realizes very quickly that this can be a very dangerous world for a human, or at least half-human, female who knows no season.
Chandra West is terrified she’s losing her mind. She keeps seeing the ghostly figure of a man at the end of her bed - when she’s awake! Is it some premonition that she’s next on the Sacramento Shock Killer’s list?
Recon Marines III: The Marine's Doctor
Recon Marine Mak and Dr. Molly Drant hunt down a shadowy cabal behind the horrid human experiments, but will Mak find answers about his own humanity and allow himself to love the genius doctor?
Yar and the Orgasmizer 9000
One encounter with the Orgasmizer9000 is all it takes to convince Adrianne that the device can make her wealthy beyond her wildest dreams … if she can only get her hands on it. When she agrees to help Yar in exchange for the device, it never occurs to her that she might find that the owner is far more valuable to her.
Dragons of the Dawn
When Nigel Bloodragon, Duke of Sarcen, goes to Earth to find a woman willing and able to pose as the queen to ferret out her enemies, he spies MP Cpl. Josephine Benat in action, subduing a criminal, and is immediately convinced she's perfect for the job.
Deal with the Enemy, A
Hunted by her vindictive ex and his obedient pack of lethal followers, Flame knows that her life hinges on escaping her pursuers. But her only salvation may lie in her ability to make a deal with the most deadly werewolf in all of Cambria.
Lamentation of Swans, A
A dark Elf, a dragon, and a unicorn--their alliance was an uneasy one, for their kind had ever kept to themselves, but the dark one, the wizard Artimus, commanded them and the ‘knife’ he held to their throats couldn’t be ignored or easily overcome. They’d been set the task of collecting the orphan girl, Gwyneth, and taking her to him as a sacrifice. Somehow, she was the key to freeing them, to fre
Return to Eden
Will the alien Aidan be able to save Earth, and with it the Earth woman, Anya?
Dark Throne, The
On Mearth, there's more than just centaurs and hoonans, there's also dark elves. And the hero of this story, Fade, is no ordinary dark elf, he's got wings!
Savage Shifters: The Claiming
When Detective Goldie stumbles upon the house of three Indian bear shifters while in hot pursuit of a serial killer, she'll get a lot more than she bargained for.
Mountain Men II: Primal Hunger
When Maura set out to change her image by going to the retreat to lose weight, she had no idea how radically Bain and Gavin were going to change her perception of who she was. They didn't just accept her for who she was. They made it clear they thought she was the most beautiful, desirable woman they'd ever seen--and they wanted her--for their mate. And they were shifters!
Rescued by Fate
When a handsome Texas Ranger saves her from danger, Julia’s entire world unravels only for her true destiny to be found.
When Galea is chosen as one of the hundred virgins to be sacrificed to summon the demon lord, Tarek, she knows she's facing certain death. But Lord Tarek has other plans for Galea.
Atalantium I: Bride of Atlantis
From the moment she first meets the Guardian, she finds it impossible to resist the temptation to yield to him; heart, body and soul. In yielding, can she conquer the heart of the mightiest warrior the world has ever seen?
If Shelly’s mind hadn’t been on the stargate, she might have seen the trap waiting to be sprung on her … or maybe not.
Starport: Orion (Alt)
If Lorelei’s mind hadn’t been on the stargate, she might have seen the trap waiting to be sprung on her … or maybe not.
Dukes of Mayfair: Unworthy Gentleman, The
Renee Worthy, newly bestowed Duke of Albany, hell master and retired Fey pirate, is bored. The life of a land lubber is not for him. As a privateer for King George he'd battled and won against the French and Spanish. He'd battled and won against the agony of a war wound that left him addicted to Laudanum. But this new enemy, the mind numbing monotony of everyday life ... that was a powerful foe.
Knight's Curse, The
Would the Knight, the Unicorn, and the Dragon be able to stop fighting over Pandora long enough to break her curse? Worse, would they leave when the spell was lifted?
Love with a Stranger
It was one of those surreal movie moments when Mila first spotted Giles Hawthorne in the lounge on the train bound for adventure. It couldn't hurt just to look, could it?
Fortunately for her, Giles liked what he saw and he wasn't inclined just to look.
In pursuit of a serial killer, Confederation Ranger Lana Eloy is forced to land on the barbaric, male dominated world, of Ata Prime and endure the escort of Captain of the royal guard, Corin Thantos.
Beware of Wolves
THE MOST DANGEROUS WOLF OF ALL: What chiseled lips he had! The better to fan desire's flames.What strong hands he had! The better to touch her as no one had before. THE MAIDEN AND THE WEREWOLF: The time has come for Valgard to claim his mate to fight beside him.
Place Out of Time, A
Save her... The peculiar message proclaimed. But what did it mean? Found in an ancient box, the message was strange. Save who, from What?
Don't let her go into the fire... Don't let her come home ... or she will die... A desperate plea that he can't ignore, that sends a shiver up his spine.
Genre: Historical Romance
Affairs of the Gods
Dumped by her fiancé and her studio, Cassandra McKinnon needs a change, but is she ready for Anteros, and the perils of the God Realms?
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