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Author: Riley Murphy

Riley Murphy writes sexy, humorous and emotional romance. Whether it's a BDSM, contemporary or paranormal there's always a happy ending. An optimist, she believes life is awesome, people are complicated, but in a good way, and we should never stop learning.Riley currently resides in Florida with her gorgeous husband. She has two wonderful kids and one very bossy English Bull terrier. When Riley's not working she enjoys painting, sculpting and getting to the Sunday crossword puzzle before anyone else does, so she can fill-in all the easy answers first. If Riley weren't a writer she'd be an international spy with top-level security so she could have a peek at Area 51 and decide for herself if those green guys are for real. Riley loves her characters and she hopes you do too.


Stare Him Down - Stare Down Book 3

  • Number: B01G973BGC
  • Release: 2016-05-31
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

When he agreed to walk away from the lifestyle for her, he never expected she’d subversively push him back into it. Until she did…

After tragedy stole the only man James Barrington looked up to, his perfect and orderly life hit a brick wall. One minute he was the right-hand man to the owner of the company, and in the next he was the boss fighting to stop a hostile takeover the only way he knew how. He needed to marry his late mentor’s over-protected daughter, Michaela Donavan, and stay married to her until the threat to the company was averted.

While they were together, James had no intention of disrespecting his in-name-only wife by remaining entrenched in the lifestyle. For the time being, he was prepared to walk away from his Dom-like pursuits. He had to. Michaela was the opposite of everything he embodied. She was soft, where he was hard. Gentle, when he favored rough. She was refined and elegant. The epitome of a virtuous woman, and he wasn’t going to do anything to change that.

Circumstances may have forced them to enter into a marriage of convenience in order to keep her father’s legacy alive, but the moment that legacy was secured they’d both be free to go their separate ways.

Michaela knew this may be her only opportunity to finally get the one man she has always fantasized about. She’s spent years studying him. Idolizing him. Wanting him in a way she wanted no other. And now? Well, her father always told her to seize whatever good came out of the bad, and Michaela was ready to do just that. Heartbroken over what happened, and faced with the task of saving the company, she sees James’ sensible offer as the perfect solution. A way to achieve two things she desired most at one time. James may consider this a marriage of convenience, but she’s determined to covertly change his mind on the matter.

One submissive tease at a time.

Maybe if James had been a different man he wouldn’t have noticed her subtle actions. Maybe if he was any other guy he could have overlooked them. Truth be told, he might have had a fighting chance if each “accidental” midnight encounter didn’t fire his blood and call to the Dom in him to come out and master this beautiful woman.

He couldn’t do that. This was Michaela Donavan. The innocent vanilla who had no idea what her sultry actions were doing to a seasoned Dom like him. This was no time to let desire get in the way. He had to maintain control and stay focused in order to save the company. Surely, once this happened he’d able to put aside the wicked thoughts her unintentional actions inspired in him before it was too late and he acted on them.

Michaela wasn’t going to give up. But with the prospect of their arrangement coming to an end before she succeeded to re-Dom him in her direction, she knew what she had to do.

She had to go submissive on him.

A Dom's vanilla marriage of convenience is anything but convenient the second he discovers the truth about his hot little wife.

***This book can be read as a standalone. It contains NO cliffhanger.***

Stare Him Down

Persuaded - Make Me, #3

  • Number: B017SGSB18
  • Release: 2015-11-09
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * ROM: Suspense, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

A man on a mission to discover the truth and a woman who wants to bury it…

Greyson Maddox is looking at a much deserved early retirement. It’s probably why he’s determined to complete this last assignment and protect her, without any complications.

Peyton Thomas has accounted for the dangerous obstacles to present themselves. All she has to do is wait for the triggering events to happen, before she puts her plans into action to overcome them.

But when the threats arrive, neither one of them is prepared for the possible life changing events that follow…

From having to hide out in a kink-inspired resort, to being kidnapped and taken to Mexico, they have no one but each other to rely on. And when they forge an explosive bond, it’s an eye-opening experience for the Dom who has long since scratched vanilla off his list of preferences, and an intimate journey for a vanilla woman who never imagined she’d come to crave the kind of different, a man like him has to offer.

Their seamless connection is undeniable, even as it makes everything they have to face going forward, more difficult. Because only one of them knows, while the steadily escalating stakes are drawing them closer together, the inevitable truth to be uncovered will surely tear them apart.

This is when they both learn the hard way that sometimes forgiveness is not enough…


Required Surrender - Trust In Me, #3

  • Number: B0160ID8K4
  • Release: 2015-09-29
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

Josephine needs a Dom to Top her if she’s going to conquer her issues with men. But when Ted, the frenemy she’s chosen, refuses, Jo needs to take drastic measures. She goes to his resort to find another candidate. Unfortunately, that plan’s a bust.

Headstrong Jo is a Dom’s worst nightmare. So when Ted discovers that a newbie has signed the “Full Monty” release form—an occurrence that has the resident sadists circling—he knows it’s Jo.

What’s a Dom to do? After he thanks her for giving him carte blanche, he hauls her ass up to the rodeo room for a ride. A ride that rapidly becomes a trip of epic proportions with kinky detours galore until they hit a fork in the road. One avenue leads to Jo’s prized independence and the other leads home to Ted. Now, Jo must decide between the two.

A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Required Surrender

Reluctant Surrender - Trust In Me, #2

  • Number: B015JKMB4S
  • Release: 2015-09-17
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

“First off, I’d say, with real love there is no happily ever after. There are going to be fights and struggles, triumphs and accolades. A real man knows this. He also knows that it’s not about what he gets from his woman. It’s about what he gives her. His loyalty and protection so she can trust him to see the real her without judgment." ---Ethan White, to his girl Colin

He’s a prominent Dom used to getting what he wants.

She’s publicly guarded and tightly wound.

He’s fascinated by her and somewhat curious.

She’s intrigued by him, but very cautious. Especially when he tells her her something she didn't know about herself.

“Your attraction or erotic button is only pressed when you’re in the presence of a stronger-willed person than you.”

It couldn’t be true.

But it was…

When an opportunity arises, renowned Dom, Ethan White, seizes the excuse and offers straitlaced Colin Reneaux an escape from her conventional life. Reluctant at first, she eventually agrees to his kink inspired deal. An enlightening sexual exchange that entails BDSM tapas, promising small bites of various erotic D/s scenarios be played out. Where he is her captor, boss, interrogator, professor and Master. Each eye-opening and sex-fueled scene leaves her more breathless than the last.

“I imagine a real woman holds nothing back.”


She shook her head. “Fear is the prison of the heart.

Ethan’s surprised to find himself challenged by her strength. He quickly connects with her inner submissive, which draws them deeper into the D/s dynamic. Soon she becomes the woman he swore he’d never need and he becomes the Master she craves. Together they find the perfect balance…Until someone from Ethan’s past, bent on revenge, returns and he’s left with no choice. He must break Colin’s heart to free her from the vengeance that threatens her dream.

Fortunately for him, she has other ideas. Like who should wear their heart on their sleeve and who should ultimately surrender.

It certainly wouldn’t be her, because she already had…

Reluctant Surrender

Reclaimed Surrender - Trust In Me, #1

  • Number: B015FXUYO8
  • Release: 2015-09-15
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

"Details, honey," he curled down and whispered in her ear. "That's where the devil lives. That's where it's hot."

Things take a sizzling turn when a powerful Dom finds himself neck-deep in marital unbliss. He's fully prepared to do whatever it takes to reclaim his submissive wife's surrender. The way he sees it? He's been putting his spouse on a pedestal when all she really wanted--needed--was for him to put her on her knees.

Alexis Tanner has felt alone and unfulfilled in her marriage for quite a while. So when their marriage counselor suggests a week of "As You Wish" therapy, she's expecting to be wooed with chocolates and flowers. Instead she winds up in leather restraints and a silver collar. Now she must surrender to her darkest desires--or be forced to let Rene go forever.


Reclaimed Surrender

Pushed - Make Me, #2

  • Number: B012TIM3AA
  • Release: 2015-07-27
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * ROM: Suspense
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

He ruined all her grand plans of ignoring him when he came back a hard and hot Master...

After mysteriously missing for over two months, the vanilla man of Catherine Woods’ not so vanilla dreams turns up at her front door. The news he shares is too incredible to believe, but if she wants to work with him and verify it as fact, he requires her to agree to one thing.


Provoked - Make Me, #1

  • Number: B00XUZ44VI
  • Release: 2015-05-17
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * ROM: Suspense
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

When a museum executive secretary, who barely tolerates men, has a run in with an infamous BDSM Master, Neil Cannon, a man who lives to discipline women, there's little she can do about it. Why?

The Master thinks Charlotte, a.k.a Charlie, is her kink-loving, totally outrageous, and continually stirring-up-trouble twin sister. And after what Charlie just did, he has to keep thinking that. At least until she can find a way to climb out of the huge mess her well-meaning intentions have landed her in. She’ll take the punishments the Master intends for her twin. She’ll even put up with him and his misogynistic antics if it means she’ll be able to unlock the secrets that will save her family. All she has to do is behave like her sister. How hard could it be to emulate a fearless, over-confident, rebellious woman, with highly questionable sexual standards?

Neil’s been waiting months for the chance to deal with this audacious sub who’s been jacking up the testosterone levels of his vanilla crew whenever her sports car needed maintenance. That’s why he made the service call himself. He’s confident she won’t be yanking his chain, because if she tries he’s prepared to yank it right back.

Or so he thought until she turns out to be different than what he expected her to be. She starts pushing buttons he didn’t know he had. She’s flipping internal switches, lighting things up, creating a whole new level of dominant need he’s determined to explore, enjoy, and satisfy.

Unfortunately, before either of them can get a handle on the D/s chemistry exploding between them, she takes off. It’s then he discovers that she’s invited a part of his past, that he’s promised to steer clear of, right to his front door.

Now, in order to keep her safe, he must find her, and when he does he has to keep her close. Too close for either one of them to escape the inevitable truth.

“Sometimes the best pleasures in life are found at the end of a person’s comfort zone,” whispered the Master to the one woman he’s dead set on collaring…


Stare Her Down - Stare Down, #2

  • Number: B00OW7WVE0
  • Release: 2014-10-29
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

“Because I want my woman to unravel. To give up and give in. To give it all to me. Everything. Her mind, her body, and soul, is mine in that moment. Submission becomes more than a word. It’s her lifeline that’s tied to me."

"Relax, rope is my paint brush..."

As a knotting expert, Gunn is the logical Dom to represent the club in the all-important bondage competition. He thought he had the sub he needed as partner, until she quit on him. Now he has to find an ideal replacement immediately.

Bailey wants the perfect bikini bod to capture the affections of her monumental crush. After a few margaritas, which prompted some sketchy decisions, she thinks her naughty neighbor can help her shape up. Didn't a Dom equal Drill Sergeant?

Opportunity knocked saying, "Dom in need? Meet a woman on a mission."

Through Bailey's humor and Gunn's stoicism, they find a precarious balance until the scales get tipped, but not in her favor. By the time she realizes her mistake, that a Dom is anything but a personal trainer, it's too late. She's literally tied up in a mess of her own making.

Now when Gunn's previous partner returns and she's looking to make amends, Bailey must decide between the dream guy she's always wanted, and the guy she's always dreamed of, but thought she could never have...

Stare Her Down

Reputable Surrender - Trust In Me, #6

  • Number: B00L4S73PM
  • Release: 2014-06-19
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Riley Murphy

Laren Jenson’s life motto? Some women weren’t meant to be tamed…

With the option of small-town living, a white picket fence, and a Dom husband long since off the table, Laren has one goal in mind: To marry her career so she can pay off her sister’s debt. She’s one deal away from landing a corner office in The Big Apple that will help her reach that goal when Michael Kavanaugh storms into her life. Although she’s tempted, she’s been sidetracked by a man before, and vowed never again.

Michael Kavanaugh’s life motto? Some men were made to tame only one woman…

After years of earning the hard-won nickname “The Reputable Dom”, Michael is ready to throw it all away. He’ll become the opposite of everything that name suggests for a shot at owning the strong-willed business woman who clings to her secrets with an iron-fist. He’s determined to do whatever it takes to unearth her mysteries and make her change her mind about him, even if it means he has to ditch his stellar reputation in order to claim her…by very disreputable means.

Reputable Surrender

Requested Surrender - Trust In Me, #5

  • Number: B00IOT62Q0
  • Release: 2014-02-26
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Riley Murphy

She knows he's dangerous for a woman like her.

He knows she's perfect for a man like him.

From their first meeting, David Hollan is intrigued because Lacy Pembrook is subconsciously hiding someone. Herself. And David wants to know why. He's patient at first. Willing to give her space, but when she breaks the rules they've set between them, he's ready to hold her accountable. One way or another, he's going to find the piece of her that's yet to be uncovered. And when he does? He intends to own it.

Given an ultimatum after she gets caught coloring outsides the lines of their "trial" relationship, Lacy decides to fall in with David's plans. She'll cancel her trip and spend her vacation time at his house making up for her transgression. No sweat, right? Wrong. What she doesn't count on is him going full-out Dom on her. She quickly learns why they call him the quiet one. He's dead sexy, watchful and stern at the best of times, and now that he has her all to himself, each of those things are magnified tenfold.

By the time Lacy realizes that he's completely subjugated her--by way of an emotional striptease--it's too late. She's bared her soul to him, so when he requests her surrender she has no choice but to give it to him. Or does she?

*If you want to check out a few of David and Lacy's "pre-story" dates please go to my website and click on "free reads". Otherwise all their dates have be compiled in the prelude to Requested Surrender in A Date With A Dom.

Requested Surrender

A Date With A Dom - Trust In Me, #4

  • Number: B00I9N8IPO
  • Release: 2014-02-05
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Riley Murphy

She wants to be friends and he wants to be lovers. She's vanilla and he's a Dom. She's not convinced this will work. He's positive they'll be great together.

A trial relationship it is.

So they make a pact. He agrees to give her the eight "hands-off" date nights she wants, while she agrees to his condition and participates in all the sexting he's after. She's thinking he's a busy guy, so no big whoop. Unfortunately, he's willing to make all kinds of time...for her.

What could go wrong?

This is the hero and heroine in my soon-to-be released BDSM romance, Requested Surrender. David and Lacy’s actually story starts off with a bang. So I wanted to show a little fun and sizzle backstory before we get to the chastity belt and saw scene. Oh, yeah. I went there in the first chapter which I've included in this prelude.


A Date With A Dom

White Lie Christmas

  • Number: B00GEU75SA
  • Release: 2013-11-25
  • Authors: Riley Murphy, Christine Bell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC

The holidays are here, and Leah Latrelle has made a mess of them. When her out-of-town parents’ concern over her non-existent love life threatens to interfere with her father’s health, she invents a boyfriend who quickly turns into a fiancé. Her family is thrilled, and they change their Christmas plans last minute to meet their future son-in-law. Now Leah has no choice but to come up with the goods. She needs a man, fast. When her friend and business partner, Mick, offers himself up as a sacrifice, she’s all over it. He’s handsome, dependable and available for the job. What could go wrong?Tis the season, and Mick Kilpatrick can’t say no to a damsel in distress. Especially when that damsel is his luscious business partner who has been the object of his reluctant desire for the past year. He hasn’t pursued anything because being a dad is still priority number one. A sexy woman like Leah will only distract him from what’s really important and he can’t have that. He’ll pretend to be her fiancé, but when it’s over, everything will go back to normal. Sure, he’s fantasized about her once or...a million times but that doesn’t mean he’s in love with her. Does it?

White Lie Christmas

Love Of A Lifetime - Embrace Your Soul Series, #1

  • Number: B00FGHXUQI
  • Release: 2013-11-14
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal / Sci-Fi / Fantasy, * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Riley Murphy

Centuries ago, a young woman was given a choice. She could give up half her soul to the man she loves, or she could live her every lifetime without him.

Fortunately, she picked him. Only something went wrong in their last lifetime together, and she’s taken from him too soon. Now that he's found her in this lifetime, he must convince her to choose him all over again. But times are different and so is she. The change in her inspires her devious Dom to reclaim her in a creative way.

Jack Midland lures his mated soul to his home and uses every erotic trick in the book to keep her there in the hopes he’ll convince her to place her trust in him once more. His plan seems to be working well until she remembers pieces of their torrid history. And when she confronts him over it, he quickly realizes no amount of creativity is going to be enough for her to forgive him.

With their souls at stake, Jack is forced to deal with a part of their ancient past if he hopes to make his once in a lifetime with her happen twice...

"It is my destiny to hold you through your darkest moments, even if I’m the one who has caused them."

Love Of A Lifetime

A Perfect Holiday

  • Number: B00GCRF2G2
  • Release: 2013-10-30
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Riley Murphy

It’s not a matter of what could go wrong when a kindergarten teacher who’s tired of living vicariously through her porn collection is virtually stranded for the weekend with Mr. Sex-on-a-stick. It’s more a question of what could go right.

Sidney Capp is tired of denying her natural desires to be the quintessential good girl her parents expect her to be. So when the holidays arrive, and she’s free of her folks breathing down her neck for the weekend? She’s drunk with power. Probably why when the opportunity to be a little bad presents itself, she doesn’t hesitate, but dives all over him.

Riker Mitchell thinks being forced into some much needed R&R for a few days is going to kill him until he inadvertently discovers his sexy but shy neighbor is secretly into watching porn on the weekends. Apparently, he isn’t the only one with erotic ideas on the brain. Little does he know, the hottie in two B is determined to turn her sizzling dreams into a sensual reality. On a regular day, with a regular girl, he would have been the first to sign up, but with this little innocent? No matter how tempting it might be, he’s not going to take advantage of her…unless she can persuade him to do the wrong thing.

A Perfect Holiday

Stare Me Down - Stare Down, #1

  • Number: B00CSHVS04
  • Release: 2013-05-14
  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Riley Murphy

She swears it’s only her curiosity.

He swears it’s because she’s curious.

A Dom stuck in anger management classes meets his match in his court-appointed therapist. Their attraction is off the charts. Unfortunately though, the timing is bad for both of them. Or, at least it is until he discovers his little vanilla doll isn't vanilla at all. Then it's a matter of timing be damned. He can't keep his hands off her. A definite problem, as she has a past to deal with and he has a goal to attain. So when the present rears its ugly head, they are both blindsided. Now they’re forced to stare each other down if they hope to have any chance of a future together...

This book is a sexually explicit erotic romance of a different kind...

Stare Me Down