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Darla's Last Kick at the Can by S D Forster Darla's Last Kick at the Can by March 29, 2017 $9.99 37627 words Sample 20%
Darla is a fighter. She may be pushing sixty and may have been dumped by the man of her dreams but she is not finished yet. After hearing a group of women describing their on-line dating experiences, Darla, the eternal optimist, spurred on by her friend Diane, decides to take the plunge.
On Angelic Wings by Adam Gowans On Angelic Wings by March 29, 2017 $5.99 94026 words Sample 20%
On a distant world, Avalys is voted in as the youngest member of her family council. But the new position puts her life in danger when the leader of another powerful family, a man who's wanted her dead for a long time, hears the news.
Bareback for the Rapper by Nicki Paige Bareback for the Rapper by March 29, 2017 $2.99 3195 words Sample 15%
Malik was a famous rapper that gave me an offer that I didn't want to turn down. Not only was he very sexy, handsome, and rich he was also very irresistible.
Love on the Airwaves (Book 1 The Pancake Club) by Jennifer Conner Love on the Airwaves (Book 1 The Pancake Club) by March 29, 2017 $1.99 15041 words Sample 20%
Book 1 of the bestselling series, The Pancake Club. Sometimes we keep secrets inside. It’s easier than bringing out the darkness of our pasts. Will Mercy Ridge be the place where Dolan and Tessa find peace… and possibly love?
The Mortal One: Complete Series by Shannon Bell The Mortal One: Complete Series by March 29, 2017 $7.99 259607 words Sample 5%
The Mortal One Series is a paranormal romance boxed set of 4 books + an origins story, totally more than 250,000 words. Dylan, an American female, must deal with vampire politics while experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime love...with none other than an Italian vampire who was originally supposed to kill her. Action, suspense, and romance sizzle throughout 4 books.
McKee's Ghost by Anita Philmar McKee's Ghost by March 29, 2017 $2.99 50145 words Sample 20%
The ghost living in his house might have saved him from an unhappy marriage and brought him the girl of his dreams but when his ex-fiancee returns. The same spirit turns his life upside down. Now, can he get everyone out alive or has he lost all hope of a happy future because of a ruthless ghost of one of his ancestors?
Not Yet Out Of The Woods: Four Historical Romance Novellas by Doreen Milstead Not Yet Out Of The Woods: Four Historical Romance Novellas by March 29, 2017 $3.99 44840 words Sample 20%
A Blended Family By Spring For The Widower PLUS The Organ Playing Mail Order Bride PLUS Along The Oregon Trail: Mary And Baby Joseph Meet Henry, Jack Of All Trades - A woman and her baby meet a mysterious jack-of-all-trades along the arduous Oregon Trail route PLUS The Western Mail Order Bride: James Gets His Georgia Peach. See complete synopses.
Stormy Weather by Adrianna Dane Stormy Weather by March 29, 2017 $1.99 14990 words Sample 20%
Two men meet on a dark and dangerous night, strangers who will become passionate lovers. It is a weekend of discovery, of sizzling exploration and of revelations they will never forget. But what happens when the rains stop?...
Dirty Games by Barbara Elsborg Dirty Games by March 29, 2017 $4.99 107758 words Sample 20%
After Linton throws his drug addicted brother out of his flat, life slams in hard. To give his brother any hope of a future, Linton has to play dirty and act as an agent of revenge. After he’s pushed into teaching film star Thorne Morrisey a lesson in humility, Linton becomes so entangled in the game, he can’t see a way to keep either his or Thorne's heart intact.
Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid Grin and Beard It by March 29, 2017 $5.99 120670 words
Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heart-throbs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing heart?
The Fallen Chronicles: Dark Angel by Mandy Jones The Fallen Chronicles: Dark Angel by March 29, 2017 $5.99 81552 words Sample 20%
With this fallen angel it never felt so good to be bad!
Reunion by Barry Brennessel Reunion by March 29, 2017 $6.99 63314 words Sample 20%
From a small French city to a park outside the neon glitz of Tokyo, and beyond, these interconnected stories follow the adventures of Brian, Ondrej, Yuji, Jason, and others as they navigate the tumultuous path of life and love.
The Loss of Innocence Store by George Seaton The Loss of Innocence Store by March 29, 2017 $1.99 9098 words Sample 20%
Our men and women in uniform sacrifice daily to serve our country. But what about the additional, voluntary sacrifice that each gay person in the military makes daily when they don their uniform? We ask these men and women to not only serve their country but serve in silence and denial, sacrificing not only their physical lives but their emotional ones too by denying them their right to love.
Firenze by Barry Brennessel Firenze by March 29, 2017 $0.99 4491 words Sample 20%
Brandon Meier's academic year in Europe takes him far beyond museums, castles, and classrooms. When he embarks on a month-long rail journey, his sightseeing includes an edgy French boy, a Carravagio-esque Italian, a rich Swiss lad, a Croatian heartbreaker, and an Indonesian beauty in Amsterdam, to name but a few. These are lessons no textbook can ever teach.
Rules Are Meant to be Broken by N.J. Nielsen Rules Are Meant to be Broken by March 29, 2017 $7.99 77810 words Sample 20%
The Lines of Marsden were born into existence for a reason: to right the wrongs that had once taken place. Destiny fated that they must destroy the Eldren before evil wins.
Countdown to Daddies by K-lee Klein Countdown to Daddies by March 29, 2017 $2.99 13298 words Sample 20%
Even gay dads have pregnancy pains. Matteo and Gabe have everything they could ever want out of life, except for a family all their own. When Gabe's twin sister offers to be their surrogate, it's a dream come true until she insists they be completely involved in the pregnancy. The new dads quickly realize they may have bitten off more than they can chew.
Family is Forever by Anna Lee Family is Forever by March 29, 2017 $1.99 7725 words Sample 20%
While making a gift Charlotte asks her Daddy why he and Papa aren't married, leading Landon with the help of his daughters to make Father's Day one that they and Devin will never forget.
The Card by George Seaton The Card by March 29, 2017 $1.99 8260 words Sample 20%
The dynamic between fathers and sons is complex, most often least understood by the players themselves. But is it the father who does not know his son, or is it the son who does not know his father?
Waves of Gold and Smoke by Neil Plakcy Waves of Gold and Smoke by March 29, 2017 $1.99 8260 words Sample 20%
Richie and Gabe meet by accident---when one of Richie's two adopted sons beans Gabe in the head with a soccer ball. There's an immediate attraction---but Gabe, who's still a boy at heart, though nearing thirty, is reluctant to take on a ready-made family. That is, until he runs into Richie again and their mutual attraction takes over...
When Souls Collide by N.J. Nielsen When Souls Collide by March 29, 2017 $4.99 25252 words Sample 20%
Question: What is the stupidest thing an openly gay man could do? Answer: Move to Texas and marry a woman.
Cooper's Hawk by Victor J. Banis Cooper's Hawk by March 29, 2017 $1.99 6749 words Sample 20%
If love is truly eternal, what lasts beyond the grave -- and what form might it take? Mike Patterson loses his life-long partner, Adam Cooper---and soon thereafter, a hawk appears and seems to hang around with him. Is the hawk a message from Adam, from beyond the grave -- or might it be Adam himself, come back to offer solace.
Lucius' Bite by K-lee Klein Lucius' Bite by March 29, 2017 $6.99 59866 words Sample 20%
One bite has never been a life changing decision but it is now --- to bite or not to bite that is the question. All Lucius needs is his family. They might be a mismatched and unconventional group but they're the only "real" family he knows and wants.
A Fresh Set of Eyes by Liz Strange A Fresh Set of Eyes by March 29, 2017 $8.99 90409 words Sample 20%
A mother turns to David to help free her son and another young man from prison, where they have spent the last ten years for a double murder many feel they did not commit. The police investigation was spotty, the evidence non-existent, and yet someone had to pay for the vicious assault on two young brothers.
Angel's Evolution by T.A. Chase Angel's Evolution by March 29, 2017 $5.99 55006 words Sample 20%
I'm a monster, but with one kiss, he changes everything I believe. I'm a monster and I'm imprisoned in a world I hate and fear. As heir to my father's title, I'm expected to marry, but my secret desires may keep me from fulfilling those expectations. One night, a stranger kisses me. In his touch, I see the possibility of a life beyond my prison.
Strategic Manuvers by William Maltese Strategic Manuvers by March 29, 2017 $4.99 20690 words Sample 20%
Our men and women in uniform sacrifice daily to serve our country. But what about the additional, voluntary sacrifice that each gay person in the military makes daily when they don their uniform? We ask these men and women to not only serve their country but serve in silence and denial, sacrificing not only their physical lives but their emotional ones too by denying them their right to love.
Vampalicious by Timothy McGiveny Vampalicious by March 29, 2017 $6.99 60407 words Sample 20%
As if zombies weren't enough for doomsday lovers Joey and Walt, they've now been kidnapped by vampires!
Revolving Door by Ryal Woods Revolving Door by March 29, 2017 $1.99 5459 words Sample 20%
As Matt has sex with his former lover, he contemplates why he keeps finding himself back in Leo's arms.
Trick's Dante by AKM Miles Trick's Dante by March 29, 2017 $7.99 88043 words Sample 20%
Trick's settling in at Scarcity: new life, new love, new kid to save. Huh?
The Mountain by Ally Blue The Mountain by March 29, 2017 $5.99 52720 words Sample 20%
When glass artist Marco Ravel is commissioned to create a piece for a rich recluse, he's thrilled for the opportunity to stretch his creative muscle. He doesn't expect to fall for the man hiring him. For Henrik Schweitzer, the relationship blossoming between himself and Marco shakes his world to its foundation.
The Celestial by Barry Brennessel The Celestial by March 29, 2017 $5.99 54348 words Sample 20%
Love was the last thing Todd Webster Morgan expected to find while searching for gold in 1870s California. But that was before he met Lao Jian.
Resisting Gravity by Vera Calloway Resisting Gravity by March 29, 2017 $0.99 6855 words Sample 10%
Sophia knows she can't get out of the Psych project with Landon Sinclair. What she doesn't know is whether she'll be able to turn it in without going insane at the hands of the sexy, arrogant, holier-than-thou senior.
Hard Pressed by Robert Moore Hard Pressed by March 29, 2017 $6.99 68528 words Sample 20%
A puppeteer and two brothers get into a tangle on the island of Tasmania.
Frame of Reference by Christopher Stone Frame of Reference by March 29, 2017 $7.99 87800 words Sample 20%
His world-view shaped by retro movies and TV series, small-town boy, Grant Jackson, moves to Hollywood, in pursuit of television stardom.
The Buchanan Letters by Neil Plakcy The Buchanan Letters by March 29, 2017 $6.99 76025 words Sample 20%
Secret letters exposing James Buchanan as our first gay president lead college history professor Jeff Berman to fall in love with disgraced reporter Pascal Montrouge, who can make all his dreams come true---or destroy everything Jeff has worked for.
Nothing to Forgive by D.C. Juris Nothing to Forgive by March 29, 2017 $1.99 4886 words Sample 20%
How will Vodwynn react when he learns the sacrifice Hadryk has made to keep him safe?
The Prince of Galerir by Anna Lee The Prince of Galerir by March 29, 2017 $6.99 65250 words Sample 20%
Dragons, a usurper, a sickly king, and a hidden prince with his beloved knight all have plans for the fate of the kingdom of Galerir...
Mixed Up by Neil Plakcy Mixed Up by March 29, 2017 $2.99 14036 words Sample 20%
Can young therapist Ken Levinson help returning vet Paul Wainwright with his PTSD-related nightmares? Or will the growing attraction between the two -- which violates Ken's professional ethics---derail Paul's healing and leave them both more alone? Everything seems to be mixed up in this contemporary romance set on South Beach.
Once Upon A King by Jambrea Jones Once Upon A King by March 29, 2017 $2.99 12883 words Sample 20%
Flair Coruscate maybe be king of the dragons, but he doesn't want to rule in the bedroom. Sometimes, it isn't good to be the king. Saber Von Stein just wants to live a normal human life in the magical kingdom, but a curse has him hunting out an audience with the king in hopes of escaping the clutches of an evil wizard family.
Here Be Dragons by T.A. Chase Here Be Dragons by March 29, 2017 $7.99 84491 words Sample 20%
Kael Hammerson works at a research lab in Ireland. He knows that Ireland is a strange place for a herpetologist to work, but he's running from an abusive relationship and Ireland is the farthest away he could get. It's been a year since he left his ex-partner and his heart is ready to heal.
Murder By Proxy by J.P. Bowie Murder By Proxy by March 29, 2017 $5.99 49255 words Sample 20%
Nick Fallon and Jeff Stevens take on what they consider an easy case - taking photographs of a man cheating on his wife - but they don't expect to see the guy shot down right in front of them . What follows is a bewildering series of events - - and who can they believe?
Murder and Mayhem by B.L. Hamilton Murder and Mayhem by March 29, 2017 $4.99 119516 words Sample 20%
In the redwood forest, north of the Golden Gate Bridge two sisters are plotting murder. When Nicola Madison met the tall, blond, Australian she had no idea their chance encounter would lead to the murder of innocent women.
Freedom & Mirth: Or, A Pride and Prejudice Serio-Comic Journey Book One by Robin Kobayashi Freedom & Mirth: Or, A Pride and Prejudice Serio-Comic Journey Book One by March 29, 2017 $5.99 142179 words Sample 15%
Darcy and the gang as you’ve never seen them before—in this, a poignant and hilarious variation of Pride and Prejudice. Love child? Duels? Opium eating? Thievery? Disguises? What if the main characters in Pride and Prejudice misbehaved in ways that revealed their eccentricities, their strengths and their weaknesses and made them even more human, more real to us?
Loneliness Ebbs Deep by Less Than Three Press LLC Loneliness Ebbs Deep by March 29, 2017 $1.99 12014 words Sample 20%
Kaya has always lived a lonely life, kept sheltered and mistreated. Now orphaned and more alone than ever, she wanders into the forest and to the forbidden lake. There she meets the unusual Helki, an ancient squid shifter who has always strived to live the life of pleasure that's always been forbidden to Kaya...
While She Sleeps by Katya Harris While She Sleeps by March 29, 2017 $1.99 15331 words Sample 20%
Rose has succumbed to the curse laid on her as a baby. She has pricked her finger on an enchanted spindle and is doomed to sleep for a hundred years. But though her body is locked in slumber, her mind is wide awake, her spirit capable of traveling the kingdom that is going on without her. Invisible, she watches the lives and loves of her people, a silent witness to a world she cannot take part in.
Undercover Blue by Hayden West Undercover Blue by March 29, 2017 $2.99 16890 words Sample 10%
Theirs could have been a real relationship except for the lies between them. One cop and one ATF, both undercover in the same crime family... once the truth comes out, can they make things work? Or will it turn out to be something undercover never sees the light of day?
The Darkest Knight by Rhonda Lee Carver The Darkest Knight by March 29, 2017 $2.99 61801 words Sample 10%
Reese Shane’s life was changed forever when she suffered a traumatic head injury while on duty in Iraq. Three years later, she’s left with epileptic seizures along with a service dog that alerts her to oncoming seizures. Army Ranger Seth Knight, also known as Dark Knight, isn’t a stranger to danger or trauma. He likes being alone, but he's in for a big surprise.
Watch as My World Ends by Kayla Bain-Vrba Watch as My World Ends by March 29, 2017 $2.99 21857 words Sample 20%
An angelic soldier during the Apocalypse, Nathan defied God and had his wings ripped out. He has found unhappy refuge in a small community run by a tyrant and sells his body to keep food on the table. He has suppressed all emotion and lives day to day, struggling to survive the Apocalypse and hoping for it all to end—until he meets Dakota, an angelic hit man bent on spiritually saving them both...
Unholy Alliance by Kathleen Rowland Unholy Alliance by March 29, 2017 $3.99 43121 words Sample 20%
Tori Rourke was framed by the mob. A decade later, attorney Grady Fletcher appeals and wins her release. Now, going by Victoria Morningstar, she runs a food truck from a seedy waterfront neighborhood, hoping to find her cousin's kidnapper. It becomes clear Grady and Tori are falling fast for each other, but he has questions about her involvement with the mob. More importantly, can he trust her?
Painted On My Heart by Kindle Alexander Painted On My Heart by March 28, 2017 $3.99 146072 words Sample 10%
For Kellus, opening himself to love isn’t an option. All Arik wants is to make the artist his. Can love create a masterpiece when it’s painted on your heart?
Settling Scores by Nora Sheen Settling Scores by March 28, 2017 $5.99 13011 words Sample 20%
Flora eloped from her home, leaving behind a calculating father, a more than comfortable life and the man who betrayed her. Eight years later, circumstances request that Flora visits her once-upon-a-time home again and she arrives stronger than ever before. She seeks to settle scores with her father, her past and the man who let her down after leaving a seemingly permanent scar on her heart.