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Pulling Away by Shawn Lane Pulling Away by Aug. 16, 2018 $1.99 9,350 words Sample 20%
Noah invents an internet personality to get through to Charlie, a withdrawn introvert. But when their real friendship turns sexual, Noah hopes to convince Charlie to take a chance with him. Then Charlie tells Noah’s computer identity the neighbor he has sex with means nothing to him. Will Charlie realize he loves Noah before he loses him for good?
Murderous Twins by Edward Kendrick Murderous Twins by Aug. 16, 2018 $3.99 33,330 words Sample 20%
Blaine Ayers and Lloyd Thomas are identical twins separated at birth, reunited by accident, and serial killers by choice. Steve Cooke is a private investigator, married to Gary, an interior decorator. The men's paths cross when Blaine and Lloyd move into a house across the street from Steve and Gary. What happens next has the potential to change their lives forever -- for better, or for worse.
Merrick the Art Thief by Michelle Woody Merrick the Art Thief by Aug. 16, 2018 $4.99 56,310 words Sample 20%
Merrick Davidson wants a normal life, but being an art thief makes that impossible. When Grant Silvan comes back into his life and knows Merrick's secret, Merrick can't let him go again, even if he should. On his most important job yet, after paintings that lead to treasure, can Merrick win Grant's love, keep them safe and solve the mystery of the paintings, or will secrets destroy everything?
Better Than Sex by Kim Dare Better Than Sex by Aug. 16, 2018 $0.99 13,340 words Sample 10%
When Wallace hears Brody say that seeing their latest project leave the premises is better than sex, Wallace knows he has to take action. It’s time someone taught Brody how good sex can be—especially when it’s served up with a generous helping of leather.
Pushing the Envelope by Kim Dare Pushing the Envelope by Aug. 16, 2018 $4.99 124,840 words Sample 10%
Orders, pleas, kinks and even love—there’s nothing a letter can’t contain once two hot and passionate guys start Pushing The Envelope.
Deadly Beasts Book 3: The Sun God by TM Watkins Deadly Beasts Book 3: The Sun God by Aug. 16, 2018 $2.99 114,330 words Sample 20%
Augustus Valerii’s reign over the Parisian territory has always been tumultuous. With his declining health, Augustus doesn’t notice the subtle hints that are shown, missing the vital clues that another threat is lingering on the horizon. The growing issue with the shadow figure has given him just that, and now Augustus has a political refugee to deal with.
PSI Europe: Greenwich Heat A Phoenix Agency Novella by Rebecca Fairfax PSI Europe: Greenwich Heat A Phoenix Agency Novella by Aug. 16, 2018 $2.99 34,260 words Sample 20%
When Francesca uses her gift of psychometry to read an object, she sees its owner was murdered. Now she must join forces with the victim’s brother, the enigmatic special forces officer, Hunter, to find the killer—but more, she has to get the suspicious man to trust her. Trusting him is no problem. The difficulty is going to be not losing her heart to him
Hunter Undone by Eden Ashe Hunter Undone by Aug. 16, 2018 $3.99 50,800 words Sample 20%
Tyler Wade’s entire life revolves around hunting and killing the things that go bump in the night. Shay Evernight talks to ghosts, has terrifying visions, and is determined to help Tyler's mother—his long-dead mother. When the truth of his mother’s disappearance comes to light, demons start popping up around town, and Shay’s visions grow more terrifying.
Mercenary Princess by Setta Jay Mercenary Princess by Aug. 16, 2018 $4.99 83,730 words Sample 15%
A crown princess living a dangerous double life and a sinfully sexy Russian billionaire with a ruthless penchant for collecting secrets: a match set for disaster.
Dear Rockstar by Selena Kitt Dear Rockstar by Aug. 16, 2018 $2.99 66,450 words Sample 20%
 The best things in life are crazy… Turn up your collar, feather your hair, and splash on some Polo, because we’re going back to the ‘80’s when MTV played music videos, there was no such thing as American Idol, and becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break.
The Third Wish by Jewel Quinlan The Third Wish by Aug. 16, 2018 $2.99 12,490 words Sample 10%
Owen only has one wish left. This time, he wants to ensure it doesn’t come with nightmare side effects like his first two. Unfortunately, Cleo, the scornful genie granting his desires, isn’t willing to help. With the wish deadline fast approaching, Owen must find a way to gain Cleo’s assistance, or he’ll be stuck forever in a tangle of his own making.
Always Protected: Pillar in the Snow by Thianna Durston Always Protected: Pillar in the Snow by Aug. 16, 2018 $3.99 60,320 words
Kace and Falcon have been through it all and have stayed strong. When they move to a community that accepts them and Falcon retires from the military, their lives should be perfect. Only Kace wants something and he's afraid it will be the one thing that will make Falcon walk away.
Duchess of Seduction by Beverley Oakley Duchess of Seduction by Aug. 16, 2018 $2.99 58,950 words
There are many good reasons for a woman to hide her feelings. In Book 3 of the passionate, poignant Hearts in Hiding series, Cressida risks losing her life if she succumbs to the man she loves.
Shelter by Stephanie Fournet Shelter by Aug. 15, 2018 $2.99 136,600 words Sample 5%
Elise Cormier has hated Cole Whitehurst since she was five years old. He’s always known just how to make her feel dumb, shabby, and — worst of all — invisible. Even when they live under the same roof. But that’s where Elise learns Cole’s terrible secret and why he is the way he is. Despite how he’s always treated her, Elise becomes his ally.
The Key of Solomon - Amber Moon by Hurri Cosmo The Key of Solomon - Amber Moon by Aug. 15, 2018 $0.99 21,120 words Sample 20%
Lucas has a very painful past that he is finally leaving behind along with his unrequited love for Ryder, a man who had ripped out his heart and crushed it under his expensive Gucci's. By drinking the symbolic Amber Moon that the strange bartender Solomon told him is key to a new future, he will finally be happy. But something has him thinking that a "new future" just might not mean a new love....
The Key of Solomon - Amber Moon by Hurri Cosmo The Key of Solomon - Amber Moon by Aug. 15, 2018 $0.99 21,120 words Sample 20%
Lucas has a very painful past that he is finally leaving behind along with his unrequited love for Ryder, a man who had ripped out his heart and crushed it under his expensive Gucci's. By drinking the symbolic Amber Moon that the strange bartender Solomon told him is key to a new future, he will finally be happy. But something has him thinking that a "new future" just might not mean a new love....
Héritage de la guerre by June Gadsby Héritage de la guerre by Aug. 15, 2018 $3.99 48,100 words
Lorna et son fils Simon, âgé de 11 ans, essaie de reconstruire sa vie après la disparition de son mari, Max, musicien célèbre, pendant la guerre. Simon n'accepte pas sa mort. Son voeu le plus cher est d’aller à l'endroit où l'avion de Max s'est écrasé. Lorna ne croit pas aux miracles, mais c'est Noël...!
The Scandalous Mr. Darcy by Valerie Lennox The Scandalous Mr. Darcy by Aug. 15, 2018 $7.99 65,690 words Sample 20%
When Miss Elizabeth Bennet is introduced to Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy at a ball in London, she immediately hears whispers of Mr. Darcy’s scandalous past. Rumor has it that Mr. Darcy ruined a gentlewoman, who then, finding herself alone and with child, drowned herself. Elizabeth rightly wants nothing to do with the horrid man. His companion, however, Mr. Crispin Burlington, is quite diverting.
Taken by Keely Tate Taken by Aug. 15, 2018 $2.99 18,210 words Sample 20%
I wanted her, so I took her. I watch as night after night she carelessly disregards her safety, walking through a dark, deserted parking garage alone. She knows she should not be waking alone after dark, so I'm going to show her the error of her ways, show her what can happen to little girls who don't listen, show her exactly what kind of monsters can lurk in the shadows.
The Landscaper (Book Six, Working Men) by Ramona Gray The Landscaper (Book Six, Working Men) by Aug. 15, 2018 $2.99 29,100 words Sample 20%
I’ve loved local landscaper, Knox Jameson, since I was twelve. Yeah, he’s my brother’s best friend. Total cliché. But the heart wants what the heart wants, right? Except, he made it clear he didn’t want me. I got the hell out of our small town, determined to forget him. I couldn’t. Now I’m back. Turns out, he’s wanted me all along and playing with the landscaper's hose is my new favourite thing.
Foreverland (A Cinderella Story) by Sinmisola Ogunyinka Foreverland (A Cinderella Story) by Aug. 15, 2018 $4.99 51,760 words Sample 20%
Seyi walked into Nene's office and nothing remains the same for the two. Despised by the society at large and especially Seyi's family, what possible relationship could develop between the two. Yet, Seyi is unable to resist Nene and fears the same forces that drove his brother to suicide over her now pulled him too.
Adoring Abbie: Seven Deadly Sins 6 by Ruth Munro Adoring Abbie: Seven Deadly Sins 6 by Aug. 15, 2018 $2.99 47,890 words Sample 20%
On All Hallows Eve, deep in the Australian country, a violent prison escapee has set his heart on adoring Abbie. Abbie of course has no idea. She is on the hunt for a man; not for the usual reasons. She doesn't want much. She doesn't need to meet the love of her life. Just someone who can stand up to her Dad; a man whose friends take no prisoners! She's about to find out. It can always get worse.
Bridge Day by Mike Bozart Bridge Day by Aug. 15, 2018 Free! 2,830 words Read a sample
A late-twenty-something, still-getting-to-know-each-other, content Asian American couple goes to the Bridge Day festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia in October of 2006. All seems to be going well on the autumn-splendor drive up I-77 from Charlotte. But then a veteran BASE jumper has a severe mishap. The mood of the day changes. Suspicions creep in. Sometimes the past is vengeful ... and crazed.
The Stanleigh Rose by Moylen Green The Stanleigh Rose by Aug. 15, 2018 $1.99 72,120 words Sample 15%
Brought up to believe she was a poor relative by her Aunt, Heather Leithbridge unexpectedly discovers that she is the heiress to a large country estate. On arrival, she meets two very attractive gentlemen, both of who have very different attributes. She must leave her past behind and choose her future. But how to choose?
Sean by Tilly Greene Sean by Aug. 15, 2018 $1.99 17,420 words
Wanting her to have everything, he prepared to give it to her only he hadn’t counted how strong their love was. Nothing gets in the way of love.
Mentor by Opal Carew, Avery Aster, & Jayne Rylon Mentor by ,
& Aug. 15, 2018
$4.99 45,180 words
Elle distrusts love and relationships. Avi wants to fall in love and get married. Can he help her past her trauma so she can see how right they are together? From New York Times bestselling authors Opal Carew, Jayne Rylon, and Avery Aster comes the fourth sizzling story in the Penthouse Pleasures series. (Note: The heroine is in her mid-20s & this story includes the short audio she listens to.)
Lost for Words by Andrea Bramhall Lost for Words by Aug. 15, 2018 $9.99 103,780 words Sample 20%
Massage therapist Sasha’s meddlesome mother and best friend conspire to shake up her mundane existence by entering her into a scriptwriting contest. She’s not entirely sure how she feels about the life-upending chaos that ensues, which includes meeting an attractive, perfectionist film producer. A bittersweet lesbian romantic comedy about the fun of never knowing what life will bring.
The Cursebreaker Countess by Sasha L. Miller The Cursebreaker Countess by Aug. 15, 2018 $4.99 42,300 words Sample 20%
Kas is a wanderer, exploring the country and keeping out of the reach of her stepfather's plots to marry her off and steal her fortune. When she stumbles across a field of towers one stormy night, she promptly takes shelter in the sturdiest-looking of the bunch, only to find a woman trapped in a bespelled sleep...
It Was Always You by Aliyah Burke It Was Always You by Aug. 15, 2018 $2.99 23,620 words Sample 10%
Zane, isn’t a man who lets go of what he wants and he wants Zoë. He’ll have to work to get past her defenses. When trouble arrives at her door, he’s there but will it be enough for him to convince her to give them a shot? Can he make her see it’s always been her?
White Tiger Mate by Keely Jakes White Tiger Mate by Aug. 15, 2018 $3.99 23,050 words Sample 10%
When two strong alpha types come together, more than just sparks fly... Two years ago, General Micah Andrews denied the mating pull he felt for Zach Tyler and walked away. Since then, Micah has been doing his job, but his heart has not been in it. When told he could be dead in six months, he knows it’s time to leave the military and find the man who has never been far from his thoughts.
Under the Midnight Sun by Lore Graham Under the Midnight Sun by Aug. 15, 2018 $3.99 36,660 words Sample 20%
The eldest son of Thunderhill's warrior-kings, Otto Johanson lives for battle but has forsaken love since the death of his partner. Still, when the Midsummer festivities bring nomadic reindeer herders back to town, Otto can't help but notice the handsome, if sullen, Lukas.
Idaho Springs, Denver Cereal V16 by Claudia Hall Christian Idaho Springs, Denver Cereal V16 by Aug. 15, 2018 $2.99 82,090 words
Sometimes the explanation is weirder than what actually happened. Idaho Springs is filled with fun, and a little horrifying "reasons" things that happened. Some of the unremembered events of the wedding are simply bizarre. But Sandy, Aden, Honey, and M.J. are on their honeymoons, right? Everything should be quiet. But this is Denver Cereal. The next adventure is always right around the corner.
Fire and Love: A Firefighter of Long Valley Romance Novel – Book 3 by Erin Wright Fire and Love: A Firefighter of Long Valley Romance Novel – Book 3 by Aug. 15, 2018 $2.99 75,610 words
In every way that counts, Levi is the polar opposite of his best friend, Moose. Instead of coming from the richest family in Long Valley, Levi’s father is the town drunk. Over time, Levi had found a bit of stability when Moose’s family took him in, but life is never easy, and Levi quickly finds that coming from the wrong side of the tracks causes more than one problem in this sleepy town...
Space Stud by Toni V Sweeney Space Stud by Aug. 14, 2018 $5.99 106,390 words Sample 5%
Twenty-eight years ago, Miles Sheffield spent a week at Aljansur City’s Pleasure Dome, unaware he left behind a single wild oat that sprouted and became the Dome’s most famous employee.
Black Bears of Independence: Cade by K R Hall Black Bears of Independence: Cade by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.99 56,530 words Sample 5%
Beta of the Black Bears of Independence Clan Cade Norton met his True Mate at his best friend and Alpha Corbin Hurst’s mating ceremony to Eloise Freimont. They had an amazing night of steamy hot lovemaking, but when he woke the next morning Gracie was gone. Cade won’t chase after Gracie. After two months Cade’s bear is demanding he go after their mate.
Reboot by Therese A. Kraemer Reboot by Aug. 14, 2018 $0.99 23,820 words Sample 10%
How many times can you change history before you break it? Jedda the leader of the rebellion army is captured but escapes into the past with her memory wiped. Kayne is sent back to recapture her, fails because he falls in love. Getting killed won't slow Jedda down if Kayne has anything to do about it.
Black Bears of Independence: Corbin by K R Hall Black Bears of Independence: Corbin by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.99 43,990 words Sample 5%
The ghost town of Independence, Colorado is beginning to thrive again. A clan of black bear shifters has settled in and opened the Independence Dude Ranch. Join the Black Bears of Independence as they find their mates and overcome challenges.
The Greatest Gift by Mary Suzanne The Greatest Gift by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.00 7,600 words Sample 5%
Kelly was damaged goods, both from the auto accident, and fiancé Derek’s reaction to her injuries. Would Derek want her, and if he didn’t, who would? It would be up to Dr. Mitchell Scott to deliver the ultimate in The Greatest Gift.
Clickbait by Garett Groves Clickbait by Aug. 14, 2018 $4.99 99,910 words Sample 20%
A frustrated journalist. An abrasive internet sensation. Desire even enemies can’t deny. Jeff Taylor is a cable news juggernaut with an ax to grind—particularly with the media industry that made him. Kile Avery is a viral blogger who thinks love and traditional media are dead. They discover they have chemistry on and off camera. Is their story destined to become another clickbait headline?
Rock My Heart by Garett Groves Rock My Heart by Aug. 14, 2018 $4.99 85,940 words Sample 20%
A jaded singer. A guitar prodigy. A rock 'n' roll romance. Jamie “Blaze” Cameron has seen and done it all. As the frontman for the hard rock band HEX, he’s toured the world for the last 20 years. At 25, Darren Greene’s ambition and skills at guitar playing have led him to do more in the world of music than many musicians twice his age. Can they ignore their feelings for the sake of the band?
Rogue Cyborg by Grace Goodwin Rogue Cyborg by Aug. 14, 2018 $4.95 51,080 words Sample 5%
Gwen escaped with super-human strength and a will to live that cannot be broken, until the governor of the Colony demands she choose a mate. A bargain with Makarios seems so simple until he conquers her in a way no other has—body and soul—yet the Hive Nexus who wanted her for himself won't take no for an answer.
Wolves of Harmony Heights by KimBoo York Wolves of Harmony Heights by Aug. 14, 2018 $4.99 193,450 words Sample 20%
Two handsome strangers, howling teenagers, and small-town gossips - in Harmony Heights, nothing is as it seems!
Blazing by Nancey Cummings Blazing by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.99 51,540 words Sample 20%
A woman on fire. Lucie survived four hellish years in prison, being sucked through a wormhole and crashing onto an alien planet. All she wants is to go home. Passion and rage burn in her. She wants her life back and nothing will stop her: not prison, not an alien planet and not three powerful aliens determined to claim her. They won’t distract her with their smoldering embrace or fiery kisses.
Phoenix and the Wolf by Bianca D'Arc Phoenix and the Wolf by Aug. 14, 2018 $3.99 41,710 words Sample 15%
Diana is drawn to the sun and dreams of flying, but her elderly grandmother needs her feet firmly on the ground. When Diana’s old clunker breaks down in front of a high-end car lot, she seeks help and finds herself ensnared by the sexy werewolf mechanic who runs the repair shop. Stone makes her want to forget all her responsibilities and take a walk on the wild side...with him.
Crimson by Tamela Miles Crimson by Aug. 14, 2018 $4.99 42,030 words Sample 10%
She has no business being involved with him, but he swore to protect her from his dark, seedy underworld.
The Drive by Erin M. Leaf The Drive by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.99 18,680 words Sample 10%
Liam is done with love, but his daughter Portia has other plans. When he arrives to pick her up from college, she sets him up with her friend Charlie, and merrily heads off to her internship without them. Liam is left with an uncomfortable hard-on for Portia’s bestie, and a long drive to Vegas with a guy too young to know what to do with a guy Liam’s age.
Steamy Days by Melissa Stevens Steamy Days by Aug. 14, 2018 $0.99 23,930 words
Ashley is working her last summer at the lake. She'd just graduated and her new job doesn't start until August. What she hadn't counted on was encountering a man who pulled her. Someone she wanted to spend time with, even though she had other things to do. Jared was recovering, from a gunshot wound and the after effects of the surgery that had saved his leg.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva by Gemma Halliday & Kelly Rey Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva by
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$4.99 72,360 words
If there's one thing Martha "Marty" Hudson can't say no to, it's her best friend Irene Adler. So when Irene's little white lie about a fake detective named Sherlock Holmes turns into a real case from an actual paying client, Marty is all in. But their simple missing person case takes a deadly turn when the missing "person" ends up being a missing corpse.
Clueless by Nicole Edwards Clueless by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.99 35,660 words
Can Milly and AJ figure out what it means to be good parents when neither of them has a clue what they’re doing? Will they give in to the attraction they’ve been battling since day one? Or -- because of the consequences of their actions -- will they simply have to settle for being the best parents they can be?
Condemned & Admired - The Earl's Cunning Wife (#9 Love's Second Chance Series) by Bree Wolf Condemned & Admired - The Earl's Cunning Wife (#9 Love's Second Chance Series) by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.99 90,490 words
VIOLET WINTERS, a French privateer’s daughter who fled England with her mother when she was a little girl, takes the chance to return to her home country unrecognised when fate delivers an English lord into her hands. OLIVER CORNELL, EARL OF CULLINGWOOD, fascinated by the adventurous gleam in her eyes, does not hesitate to offer his assistance…and pose as her husband.