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Lizabell's Gamble (Remixed Fairytales) by Katharine Sadler Lizabell's Gamble (Remixed Fairytales) by Jan. 19, 2019 $2.99 93,470 words Sample 20%
Bell needs cash, Herc just wants to be left alone. In a world of high-stakes poker, falling in love might be the biggest gamble of all. A Beauty and the Beast retelling.
An Army Between Us by J.L. O'Dell An Army Between Us by Jan. 19, 2019 $1.99 71,140 words Sample 15%
An Army Between Us is the story of two soldiers who fall in love despite the obstacles thrown in their path. Despite all, Emily and Logan work together to further their commitment to each other. Action, war, romance.
Livid Clouds by Phuoc An Nguyen Livid Clouds by Jan. 19, 2019 $20.00 18,920 words Sample 20%
A Western contemporary romance action packed adventure suspense comedy. Depicting a father and son's journey into highly anticipated pandemonium, where one's wit is met with the courage in pulling it off.
My Husband's Wife by Nick Haskins My Husband's Wife by Jan. 19, 2019 $1.99 56,700 words Sample 30%
My Husband's Wife showcases a distorted husband, two wives, and three soon-to-be-shattered lives. Dr. Reynolds married the sassy, unsuccessful, hateful blond, Katie Morgan, only days before he wedded the ambitious, educated entrepreneur, Courtney Byrd. Dr. Reynolds, Katie, Courtney and a loaded revolver will all come face to face in a nasty battle of truth that will change everything forever . . .
A Pocket of Pebbles by Catherine Evans Author A Pocket of Pebbles by Jan. 18, 2019 $0.99 21,850 words Sample 20%
A collection of 8 romantic short stories, all mentioning gemstones.
The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet by Bella Breen The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet by Jan. 18, 2019 $8.99 62,990 words Sample 20%
When Mr. Bennet dies, Mr. Collins takes over Longbourn. He shows his true character when he vows to force the Bennets from their home unless he is given Elizabeth Bennet’s hand in marriage.
Tilly and Elmer - Valentine Monkeyshines by Gene Clements Tilly and Elmer - Valentine Monkeyshines by Jan. 18, 2019 You set the price! 4,090 words Sample 30%
Valentine’s Day is coming and Tilly is in the mood for romance! She’s ready to get out of South Branch with Elmer and try something sexy, shocking, and maybe even scandalous. They head for St. Louis for a wild night together, but a combination of high libido and low sobriety leads to, well, an incident.
Um amor para Laura by Laís Alves Um amor para Laura by Jan. 18, 2019 $2.00 18,900 words Sample 20%
Laura é apaixonada por John e ele por ela, mas Laurel é uma ex bem ciumenta e maldosa que vai fazer de tudo para separar os dois.
The Nanny by Laís Alves The Nanny by Jan. 18, 2019 $1.00 6,980 words Sample 15%
Uma garota, que quando muito jovem perdeu os pais e com isso teve que cuidar dos irmãos menores. Saiu muito cedo para encarregar-se de seu sustento e do sustento de seus irmãos... Um dia seu caminho se cruza com o de um jovem e arrogante empresário e desde então suas vidas mudaram para sempre...
Tales of the Marquess by Eliza McGrey Tales of the Marquess by Jan. 18, 2019 $2.99 53,870 words Sample 20%
The year is 1935, and Rose Waltham is refusing to marry the suitor that her father has chosen for her. She tells him that she wishes to marry a man that she loves, and he does his best to convince her that the man she is already engaged to will make a fine husband. Incensed, Rose flees to her favorite childhood hide out; the attic. While there, she discovers a journal from over 100 years earlier…
Csardas: Ruya 3 by Neslihan Stamboli Csardas: Ruya 3 by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 126,100 words Read a sample
“Csardas” is the third book in a three-part series (following “Broken Rhapsody” and “A Retake on War”), an epic spanning four generations of a family as they live in Italy, Hungary, Turkey and France, depicting their personal dramas, inner conflicts and artistic quests against a backdrop of tragedies faced by humanity, and the social and political changes in Hungary and Europe.
Game Changer by Christy Ryan Game Changer by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.99 51,500 words Sample 20%
Thirty-five-year-old Braxton Millican is a professional MLB pitcher. Hard work and dedication have made Braxton one of the top pitchers in MLB. Thirty-two-year-old Kendall Harper is a single mother of a nine-year-old boy. When fate brings them together, they must fight demons of the past in order to make a future for themselves.
A Retake on War: Ruya 2 by Neslihan Stamboli A Retake on War: Ruya 2 by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 97,660 words Read a sample
“A Retake on War” is the second book in a three-part series (following “Broken Rhapsody” and followed by “Csardas” ), an epic spanning four generations of a family as they live in Italy, Hungary, Turkey and France, depicting their personal dramas, inner conflicts and artistic quests against a backdrop of tragedies faced by humanity, and the social and political changes in Hungary and Europe.
Amos & the British Soldier’s Widow (An Interracial Romance in the Post-Civil War Era) by Joyce Melbourne Amos & the British Soldier’s Widow (An Interracial Romance in the Post-Civil War Era) by Jan. 18, 2019 $1.99 12,480 words Sample 20%
Amos & the British Soldier’s Widow -- When a black man in the small town of Exodus, Kansas, writes away for a mail order bride, little did he know that a petite and very white widow of a British soldier would arrive on the train platform in the neighboring town of Generosity. This is an emotional story about an interracial romance in the post-civil war era.
Make a Romantic Bouquet of Fresh Fruit for Her with Us by Rain Bowly Make a Romantic Bouquet of Fresh Fruit for Her with Us by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 520 words Read a sample
Rainbowly provides amazing and creative gifts such as a bouquet of fresh fruit, chocolate dipped strawberries, fresh fruit gift box, etc. which will actually surprise your loved ones and make them happy on special occasions.
Threads of Destiny by N. J. Walters Threads of Destiny by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.99 61,140 words Sample 20%
Book Four in the steamy Tapestries series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author N. J. Walters! “N. J. Walters [has an] exceptional talent for writing great stories with memorable characters and erotic encounters.” —Goodreads
I Saw You First by Darien Cox I Saw You First by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.99 88,160 words Sample 20%
Following a devastating childhood trauma, Jude Applegate has spent years picking up the pieces of his life and gluing them back together. But now the past has come crashing back as Jude finds himself torn between two men, one who represents the worst night of his life.
Claiming the White Bear by Terry Spear Claiming the White Bear by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 73,850 words Sample 20%
A Romeo-Juliet type family feud, polar bear style, tore them apart; can they find true love again? It’s nearly Christmas, no tours on the schedule for Edward MacMathan and his brother and so they’re working in their uncle and aunt’s tavern when the love of Edward's life returns with two young boys in tow, and they look a lot like him when he and Rob were that age. Robyn Conibear is in trouble.
Broken Rhapsody: Ruya 1 by Neslihan Stamboli Broken Rhapsody: Ruya 1 by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 153,550 words Read a sample
The first book in a three-part series (“A Retake on War” and “Csardas” to follow), “Broken Rhapsody” marks the beginning of an epic spanning four generations of a family as they live in Italy, Hungary, Turkey and France, depicting their personal dramas, inner conflicts and artistic quests against a backdrop of tragedies faced by humanity, and the social and political changes in Hungary and Europe.
Cappuccino by Fia Foss Cappuccino by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.00 54,610 words Sample 20%
Cappuccino to zabawna historia o rzeczywistości i marzeniach, o miłości i cierpieniu, o wielkim świecie, który tak naprawdę jest jedną małą wioską i o tym, co tak naprawdę w życiu liczy się najbardziej…… Ale jak to w każdym życiu bywa…w każdej historii nie obejdzie się również bez elementów grozy…
The Hail Mary by Ginger Scott The Hail Mary by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.99 95,430 words Sample 20%
There is no compromise when it comes to football. Same goes for the heart. You’re either all in, or you get crushed. For Reed and Nolan, the clock is ticking down. Time…it does that. One way or another, they’re going to have to make a choice. This is their hail Mary. This is win or lose. The Hail Mary is the third and final book in The Waiting Series, a coming-of-age love story.
Promises Kept by Stephanie Payne Hurt Promises Kept by Jan. 18, 2019 $2.99 23,040 words Sample 20%
They say love can heal anything, but can it heal this? After Nash’s background forced them to flee, all Joy and Nash could do was hope that they would be back home before the baby arrived. But not long after the start of their journey, their wagon is destroyed and they both fall ill. Can their enduring love survive the challenge that their future holds?
Killer Daddy by Eve Langlais Killer Daddy by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 71,340 words
This daddy is a stone cold killer. You want to know how you give a guy a heart attack? Leave a baby on his doorstep with a note saying: Congrats, you’re a daddy. Not that Declan believes it for a minute. However, until that paternity test proves him right, he’s in charge of changing diapers. Screw that. He’s hiring a nanny. A hot nanny. A woman who has no idea she’s tempting a killer.
Burning Roses by Amanda Perry Burning Roses by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 61,410 words Sample 20%
When the gods and goddesses pay a special visit to her, Riley Storm's life changes forever. Not only is she marked by the elements, but she's The Chosen, destined to fight the Fallen. Will her new family be able to train her fast enough to fight, or will an evil from her past prevent her from moving forward?
Character of the Heart by Curtis A. Cooper Character of the Heart by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 89,480 words
An intelligent and self-conscious woman with a low opinion of herself tries to find love wherever she can, but instead it finds her.
Her Protector by Quinn Clancy Her Protector by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 59,110 words
Viv Wilder has a problem. One that her cousin, Steven, thinks he can help solve. Viv’s unwanted suitor is not just making a nuisance of himself, but his behavior is worrying the family.
The Lion and The Gazelle by Kim Allred & Mary Clancy The Lion and The Gazelle by
& Jan. 18, 2019
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Masquerade Club, where no one knows your name. Almost no one. Emmie Savoy’s realization of her career goal—landing a partnership at a prestigious Portland marketing firm— drops on her desk hours before her first meeting with the high-profile client Thornton Longbridge.
In the Eye of the Wind by Katherine Wyvern In the Eye of the Wind by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 99,920 words Sample 10%
Born in the northern wastes of Kaleva in the middle of a devastating war between light and darkness, Rikko’ has found his way south to the warm shores of the Circled Sea, the first elver to ever turn pirate.
How Not To by Devin Sawyer How Not To by Jan. 18, 2019 $2.99 94,340 words
Ari When you’re young you think you know it all. I was fortunate enough to live in a world where poverty was just something I’d heard of, but never experienced. Until, I took a chance on the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Torren I thought I knew what I was doing. Turns out sometimes loyalty and stupidity go hand in hand. Time has done nothing to put out the fire between us
Drawn Into Oblivion by Ruby Duvall Drawn Into Oblivion by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 102,390 words Sample 15%
An old trauma prevents Mai from realizing her full potential in the imperial court, and she's not sure she can open up to the man who's eager to help her see that she's already a true leader. Rosuke wants the kind of honorable life he'd previously discarded and he'll do anything to earn a place in Mai's heart. However, their difficult pasts aren't the only obstacles to a future together...
Stay A Little Longer by Kait Nolan Stay A Little Longer by Jan. 18, 2019 $4.99 65,900 words
Disgraced chef Athena returns to small town life in Tennessee, coming face to face with the one night stand from her sister’s wedding. An unexpected confidant, Logan reminds Athena of her roots, and in turn, she questions everything she’s spent years working for. They just might hold the keys to each other’s salvation—but when her old life comes calling, can love win out over the temptation.
Forgotten, The Bittersweet Vampire Chronicles, Book 3 by Ava Ivy Forgotten, The Bittersweet Vampire Chronicles, Book 3 by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.99 71,020 words Sample 50%
Waking up with amnesia after her untimely accident, Ariel is flustered to find the most handsome, deadliest-looking warrior in her room & even more so when she finds out they're supposedly engaged. What are all these weird powers & abilities? And why are her chaotic dreams--filled with the possessive antics of two handsome warriors--not matching up to the life story that the vampire told her?
Desperate Lovers by Adam Carpenter Desperate Lovers by Jan. 17, 2019 $5.99 52,780 words Sample 20%
Welcome back for another sex-drenched episode in the continuing adventures of Wonderland. The drama on Eldon Court escalates as the "Desperate Husbands" fight for their lives and their loves, all while they indulge passions both desired and forbidden.
Dead Moon Force by Judith Leger Dead Moon Force by Jan. 17, 2019 $2.99 31,440 words Sample 20%
Each whisper of mistrust from her comrades turns Sion Knight’s gut inside out. But she’ll do anything to save her family, including taking on the mission that partners her with the one man she should avoid... Colonel Jordan Ryes.
Swimming Naked by Laura Branchflower Swimming Naked by Jan. 17, 2019 $3.99 99,860 words
Is their love powerful enough to overcome a betrayal that shook the foundation of their marriage? Lina and Phil Hunter have been together since they were teenagers. Twenty-five years later, they have successful careers, three teenage children and a beautiful home. Phil also has a baby with another woman, the by-product of a four-month affair. This is a story of second chances.
The Dartmouth Brides Boxed Set by Elizabeth Essex The Dartmouth Brides Boxed Set by Jan. 17, 2019 $7.99 329,770 words Sample 20%
The full four book set of the Dartmouth Brides, a quartet of unconventional, incomparable heroine determined to find their own true loves.
Alone Not Lonely by Bridgitte Lesley Alone Not Lonely by Jan. 17, 2019 $0.99 10,800 words Sample 20%
Alone Not Lonely is the second book in the Lessons Learnt series.
Hammerheads & Hummers by Anitra Lynn McLeod Hammerheads & Hummers by Jan. 17, 2019 $3.99 32,300 words Sample 15%
When cowboy Vance Lane picked up a sexy hitchhiker, he had no idea the man would turn his life upside down. Not only does Jude Lacroix have an oral fixation, but he’s also got a powerful bond with the stubborn horse Vance is transporting. When everything that can go wrong does, the two men discover they have plenty in common but will Jude be able to walk away from his old life and start a new one?
The Wrong Brother by Fran L. Porter The Wrong Brother by Jan. 17, 2019 $2.99 70,990 words Sample 20%
This book combines mystery, suspense, drama and romance that leads the main character, Mari, into a dangerous relationship with an abusive husband and his twin brother, resulting in a life or death decision for herself and her daughters. It is written with intelligence, insight, and a deep knowledge of the psychological forces that control the players, producing an eminently satisfying conclusion.
Missing You (Text Me) by Andre' Mwansa Missing You (Text Me) by Jan. 17, 2019 Free! 5,140 words Read a sample
What does it mean to love someone? What does it take? Would you be willing to go on loving that someone if it means costing you pain and longing? Well, meet Hellene and Kayombo in this epic, lighthearted, funny short story about what it means to really love someone.
Spindle's End by Jessica Marting Spindle's End by Jan. 17, 2019 $4.99 71,720 words
Was the destruction of the research ship Spindle a case of scientific rivalry taken to the extreme, or something more sinister?
The Mafia's Virgin Nanny by Sam Crescent The Mafia's Virgin Nanny by Jan. 17, 2019 $3.99 34,040 words Sample 10%
Alonzo Zanetti has wanted Tessa for a long time. Ever since he took her in after her parents were killed, he’s been taking care of her, protecting her. When his sister gives birth, he sees his chance. She will become his sister’s kid’s nanny. This gives him the perfect opportunity to get close to her … to make her fall for him.
Replay: Reboot by K. Weikel Replay: Reboot by Jan. 17, 2019 $0.99 28,200 words
"Everyone here has their own secrets, and some of them could potentially be deadly."
A Kiss to Remember by Geri Glenn A Kiss to Remember by Jan. 17, 2019 $0.99 14,220 words
After the worst year in history, Evelyn Roberts just wants to be alone. A solitary week at her boss’s beach house seems like the perfect way to end 2018. But her boss neglected to mention that Jake Rose, dubbed People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, will be her next-door neighbour. Or that Jake has the annoying habit of showing up in the middle of the night without a shirt.
Scr*w You by Renee Harless Scr*w You by Jan. 17, 2019 $2.99 61,530 words
I did something stupid when I was younger and now it's coming back to haunt me when I need this job the most. Too bad my heart has another contract in mind.
Portville Omegaverse: The First Four Portville Mpreg Romance Books by Xander Collins Portville Omegaverse: The First Four Portville Mpreg Romance Books by Jan. 16, 2019 $6.99 167,040 words Sample 15%
Secret babies, friends to lovers, a second chance, May/December romance, enemies to lovers ... this box set has it all. Follow the journey of four omegas (Mark, Jake, Daniel, and Hank) and four alphas (Landon, Stephen, Cameron, and Jason) ... four sets of fated mates who find each other, or return to each other ... in the first four books of the Portville Omegaverse series.
His Hardest Choice: A Portville Mpreg Romance by Xander Collins His Hardest Choice: A Portville Mpreg Romance by Jan. 16, 2019 $3.99 43,160 words Sample 20%
Will a good cop be able to make the right choice … when it involves the forbidden love of a criminal? When Hank starts sweating uncontrollably and feeling tingles throughout his body after coming up against an alpha the whole police force has been hunting, he can’t deny that his omega hormones are betraying him. He’s a good cop, but his secret desire for the alpha is almost overwhelming...
Beth & the Wounded Warrior (A Romance Set in the Old West) by Doreen Milstead Beth & the Wounded Warrior (A Romance Set in the Old West) by Jan. 16, 2019 $1.99 15,710 words Sample 20%
Beth & the Wounded Warrior (A Romance Set in the Old West) - A woman decides to go to Texas, along with her sister, to become the wife of a man with two children, and who was injured in the Civil War. Her life is idyllic, but not for long.
Rayna of Mars: A Space Colony Story by Michael Howard Rayna of Mars: A Space Colony Story by Jan. 16, 2019 $3.99 44,110 words Sample 15%
This is a story about a group of Mars Colonists from Earth. They set out to prove that colonizing Mars can be done with the help of robots and drones. The main robot that was to be their interface with the other drones and rovers was named Rayna. She became so much more with the help of her emotion chip and her ability to learn from the other colonists. This is their Space Colony Story.
The Pike: New Beginnings by Erik Schubach The Pike: New Beginnings by Jan. 16, 2019 $4.99 48,240 words Sample 20%
Eve, along with her sister Zoey, has an uncanny knack for helping people who frequent the Pike bakery at Pike Place Market in Seattle to find love. Her meddling is a thing of legends when it comes to matchmaking. But for Eve, it is a spectator sport as she has never really pursued a romantic relationship of her own. Until now.