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Karmic Love by Sir Patrick Bijou Karmic Love by Sep. 23, 2018 $5.99 65,530 words Sample 20%
Just when Blake's world comes crashing down, he finds a pretty angel who would not give up on him no matter what. His ballooning weight has just led to him losing his job. His girlfriend has also broken up with him because she can no longer stand his flabbiness. Suddenly, he finds himself without a job, a home and the love of his life
Her Secret by Talia Ellison Her Secret by Sep. 23, 2018 $4.99 43,120 words
When Rylie was tasked with extracting information out of Liam, she didn’t expect to develop feelings for him. Now they have to fight for their lives. Can their love survive? This is the second installment in the Her Dark Mafia Heart duet. Reading order: HER CAPTIVE (Book 1) HER SECRET (Book 2)
Her Captive by Talia Ellison Her Captive by Sep. 23, 2018 $3.99 47,060 words
As a mafia boss’ only child, Rylie Armati has had to dedicate her life to becoming her family’s next leader. When her father orders her to kidnap their biggest rival’s son, Liam Martel, and extract information out of him, she thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to finally prove herself worthy of her family’s name. But Liam refuses to break. Instead, he makes her question her beliefs...
Mermaid Tails by Sasha L. Miller Mermaid Tails by Sep. 23, 2018 $2.99 30,210 words Sample 20%
Giato is a simple dragon. All he wants is to run his shop selling spell components and dote on his hoard of fish. Then someone starts messing with his fish, sending them into a frenzy every day, and it's only a matter of time before they get hurt. But when he finally catches the jerk, he doesn't expect Mihail: beautiful, cursed, and utterly compelling. 
No Strings Attached by Candy Caine No Strings Attached by Sep. 22, 2018 $2.99 56,930 words Sample 20%
Candy Caine's tribute to the power of love are showcased in two of her most evocative stories... Never is not Forever and Forever Yours.
More Heated Pleasures by Candy Caine More Heated Pleasures by Sep. 22, 2018 $1.99 31,820 words Sample 20%
This collection of red-hot interracial romances from popular author, Candy Caine, features brand new stories…Forever on My Mind, Staying Focused, Afternoon Delight, and Sleeping with the Boss.
Heated Pleasures by Candy Caine Heated Pleasures by Sep. 22, 2018 $1.99 37,760 words Sample 20%
A collection of erotic interracial stories by Candy Caine Candy Caine invites her readers to dive into this collection of some of her hottest interracial love stories...including the never before published, Dare to Love.
Save the Last Dance for Me by Candy Caine Save the Last Dance for Me by Sep. 22, 2018 $3.99 65,490 words Sample 20%
Their love is the only thing that helps them survive the forces threatening to tear them apart.
Dandelions Wish by Leonardo DiSalvatore Dandelions Wish by Sep. 22, 2018 Free! 6,260 words Read a sample
A love story not told, the sixth sense meets boy meets girl and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. Mind blowing twists and the first happens right away into the story in the fourth chapter and the second comes at the end. Movie offers welcome.
Heart Throbs by Karen Tomsovic Heart Throbs by Sep. 22, 2018 Free! 54,090 words
Reluctant actress Amanda Monroe’s plans for domestic bliss are thrown into disarray when two movie hunks guest star on her sitcom – one, a handsome leading man with a seductive proposition, and the other, an old pal with wedding plans of his own. First in the City Lights New York series of standalone romantic comedies.
Diary Of A British Wife--- Book Two by Lady Devreux Diary Of A British Wife--- Book Two by Sep. 22, 2018 $0.99 5,150 words
I am a bored British wife who lives in Tennessee with my husband. Little does he know, I can find ways to keep myself occupied! Follow me as I keep a diary of my daily adventures! This is the second part of my diary! For adults only (18+), as things are simply too juicy!
It's Love that Really Counts by Candy Caine It's Love that Really Counts by Sep. 22, 2018 $0.99 15,900 words Sample 20%
When love comes around a second time to Claudia Bell and Henry Williamson, their children are far from supportive of their newfound happiness. They are forced to choose between their love for each other and family.
Softly, As I Leave you by Candy Caine Softly, As I Leave you by Sep. 22, 2018 $1.99 19,310 words Sample 20%
Ever since Alisha Houston literally runs into Daniel Mason on the ski slope, he wonders how he could be attracted to a woman that was so annoying. They fall in love but a terrible secret tears them apart.
At First Sight by Candy Caine At First Sight by Sep. 22, 2018 $3.99 72,120 words Sample 20%
When Autumn Stiles lands the advertising job of her dreams, it’s the happiest day of her life. She doesn’t count on the tall, handsome, dreamy-eyed Stuart Tanner doing this best to get her to quit.
Diary Of A British Wife--- Book One by Lady Devreux Diary Of A British Wife--- Book One by Sep. 22, 2018 Free! 5,110 words Read a sample
I am a bored British wife who lives in Tennessee with my husband. Little does he know, I can find ways to keep myself occupied! Follow me as I keep a diary of my daily adventures! For adults only (18+), as things are simply too juicy!
Plain Woman Seeking Love by Mario V. Farina Plain Woman Seeking Love by Sep. 22, 2018 Free! 1,700 words Read a sample
I inadvertently discovered that Andrea Stanton was planning to place a display ad in the paper stating she was seeking love. This was none of my business, but I was moved to discuss this endeavor with her and accosted her with this objective. I discovered she had little feeling of self-worth. As a psychologist, I felt I could intervene and did. This story tells the outcome of this bold action.
Justify My Love by Candy Caine Justify My Love by Sep. 22, 2018 $3.99 74,200 words Sample 20%
When a tall, handsome hunk rips into Marnie Davis for using his Laundromat dryer, feathers fly. Then the next day, the same guy, shows up at her law office dressed like a model and turn out to be the godson of a partner. And what's worse, Marnie has to squire him around.
Forever Yours by Candy Caine Forever Yours by Sep. 22, 2018 $0.99 31,610 words Sample 20%
When Jade Green met trial lawyer, Charles Trotter, she enjoyed his company, but desired no drama or intimacy and thought he felt the same way about her. Only Charles had other ideas.
Watercolors by Vera Roberts Watercolors by Sep. 22, 2018 $3.99 60,330 words
As their relationship becomes public, Ocean must decide if being with Aaliyah Smith is worth the risk – even if it means he’ll become a target by his own father.
Calma y Tempestad by Cedric Daurio Calma y Tempestad by Sep. 22, 2018 $2.99 52,960 words Sample 10%
Un thriller romántico que te atrapará en su ritmo ascendente hasta su vertiginoso final. Al mudarse de Buenos Aires a Nueva York una pianista japonesa vive su dulce romance a la par que toma ciertas decisiones que la introducirán en el mundo donde sectas terroristas orientales batallan con los servicios de inteligencia japoneses. el torbellino resultante conduce a un alucinante desenlace
Making Mountains into Molehills by Heidi Sprouse Making Mountains into Molehills by Sep. 22, 2018 $3.99 70,020 words Sample 20%
Wyatt Henry has always been his brother’s keeper and learning how to be a horse farmer and a man above measure like his father. When Emmett jumps in to help a damsel in distress in a barroom fight, he suffers a severe head injury that leaves him blind. It nearly destroys him, taking Wyatt with him. While dealing with Emmett’s challenges, Wyatt will face a life-threatening illness of his own...
The Catch of Misee Sue by Mary Jane Bryan The Catch of Misee Sue by Sep. 22, 2018 $2.99 58,270 words Sample 20%
When Misee Sue makes a miracle baseball catch, no one sees it. Everyone thinks she’s lying. The title goes to the other team. Everyone totally ignores and shuns her. Then a farmer comes home from a week-long vacation, raving about the catch he saw Misee Sue make. Everyone runs to find Misee Sue, now convinced she was telling the truth. But the knowledge is bittersweet. It’s too late. She is gone.
Maid to the Mafia: Totally Captivated by Wanitta Praks Maid to the Mafia: Totally Captivated by Sep. 22, 2018 $2.99 42,150 words
Upon uttering the word coffee, Jenny Stone somehow finds herself paying off her father’s debt by working as a maid to the billionaire mafia boss, Giovanni Dente. Between serving him coffee and doing his dirty work, she finds she stuck in this intricate web that he binds around her. She wants to escape. But what can she do when her heart is totally captivated by him?
Gabriel's Fire by Lotchie Burton Gabriel's Fire by Sep. 22, 2018 $4.99 82,360 words
A race to save a life. A ruthless killer.Time is running out. Gabriel Cummings is trained to expect the unexpected. Until a rogue federal agent crosses his path, disrupts his life and challenges every lesson he’s ever learned. Beautiful. Defiant. Naomi James ignores the rule of caution. Tracking an elite criminal and hired assassin—alone, she gives new meaning to the phrase a dangerous woman.
Galaxies and Oceans by N.R. Walker Galaxies and Oceans by Sep. 21, 2018 $3.99 86,880 words Sample 20%
Between Aubrey’s love of the stars and Patrick’s love of the ocean, these two fragile hearts must navigate new waters. If they can weather the storm of their pasts, they could very well have a love that eclipses everything.
A Belly Full of Baby Tigers by Akita StarFire A Belly Full of Baby Tigers by Sep. 21, 2018 $2.99 15,040 words Sample 5%
Dravin, the were-mouse king, never wanted to rule. That was what alphas were for. But the fate of the kingdom was thrust upon him. Now, he must secure his position before his banished brother seizes the throne from right beneath his nose. But fate had other plans. (cont)
Three Cakes by Kim Davis Three Cakes by Sep. 21, 2018 $1.99 7,040 words Sample 20%
When Chicago ophthalmologist Patrick Holt meets transplanted southerner Clayton Teal at a dinner party, the attraction between them is immediate and mutual. Two men bond over Patrick’s love of food and Clay’s love of cooking. But Patrick and Clay soon realize tasty dinners and delicious desserts aren’t enough to make a relationship work. Can Clay and Patrick keep their romance from falling flat?
Hearts at Sea by Cristina Bruni Hearts at Sea by Sep. 21, 2018 $2.99 14,270 words Sample 20%
Benjamin Scott is a fearless sea captain with a broken heart. During a fierce battle he witnessed the death of his best man Jack, who died before Ben could confess his love. In Gibraltar, he happens to run into John, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love. Friendship grows into love. Will Benjamin find the courage to confess his love this time before losing John, as well?
Carnival Cowboy by Temple Madison Carnival Cowboy by Sep. 21, 2018 $3.99 21,380 words Sample 20%
At the end of a bloody trail, Johnny Redd finds an incredible secret. When he’s shot, he falls under the care of a man -- er, woman --named Frenchy Starr. She’s a mystery, a dangerously beautiful mystery, and Johnny slowly becomes ensnared in her trap. But a jealous fan shoots Frenchy, leaving Johnny heartbroken. He leaves in search of something to fill the hole she left ... and meets Kit Dalton.
At Long Last: Scott and Preston by Shawn Lane At Long Last: Scott and Preston by Sep. 21, 2018 $3.99 33,530 words Sample 20%
Preston Reynolds feels the same attraction for Scott Trask that he felt years earlier. Scott is as interested in Preston and they begin a passionate affair. Scott is sure he can handle Preston wanting to keep their life a secret but he’s wrong. Yet when Preston promises to change, there is hope. Preston must learn to accept their love at long last or risk losing Scott forever.
A Secret to Die For by Edward Kendrick A Secret to Die For by Sep. 21, 2018 $4.99 40,540 words Sample 20%
Brian was an average guy until he became the heir to his grandfather Alistair's fortune. There was a proviso, however. He had to live in Alistair's house for a year first. Alistair's confidant, Conley, had a deep secret and part of it required Brian in his life -- as a friend. However, Conley and Brian fell in love. That small problem would impact their lives in ways neither of them could imagine.
The Photograph by Andrew P. Jackson The Photograph by Sep. 21, 2018 $2.99 70,490 words Sample 10%
Death doesn't have to be the end. It just takes good planning.
The Pugilist at Rest by Gordon Phillips The Pugilist at Rest by Sep. 21, 2018 $3.99 20,410 words Sample 20%
Ian is intrigued by the idea of “servicing” straight guys and contacts Shawn. The two connect, and Ian hopes something might develop. Then Shawn dies unexpectedly. Now Ian faces the suspicions of the investigator Glen. Things heat up between them, but the cop is keeping secrets from him. Will Ian still be interested when he discovers why Glen initiated things between them in the first place?
Rekindled Love by Jodi Hutchins Rekindled Love by Sep. 21, 2018 $2.99 14,680 words Sample 20%
Kelly feels she's finally found her spot in life ... until the familiar face of her high school crush and estranged friend Reese ignites an old blaze of feelings within her. The two haven’t spoken in years and she still holds tight to the guilt surrounding the situation that ended their friendship. Will Kelly let this guilt muddle the potential rekindling of their old romance?
Just Say the Word by Elizabeth L. Brooks Just Say the Word by Sep. 21, 2018 $4.99 45,260 words Sample 20%
New to the BDSM scene, Gabe is a switch who flips between stern Dom and sweetheart sub, which makes him perfect for his more experienced boyfriend, Tom. But not everything goes smoothly as they explore their new dynamic. Will Gabe embrace the lifestyle, or ask for it all to stop?
Horseplay by Kassandra Lea Horseplay by Sep. 21, 2018 $1.99 10,310 words Sample 20%
Derrick has a strong attraction to his riding instructor Seth. But is pursuing the May/December romance worth risking his riding career? Seth is winding down for the day when there’s a knock at his door. It’s Derrick, soaked, shivering, and in need of assistance. Maybe there really is something to the whole teacher/student fantasy?
Elemental by K.L. Noone Elemental by Sep. 21, 2018 $2.99 13,050 words Sample 20%
Author Daniel Rose has run out of inspiration on this dark and stormy night -- but then an adorable young man knocks at his door and announces that their building needs an exorcism. Sterling Friday’s a very good clairvoyant but less good at spells, and he could use some help; he’s hoping Dan won’t turn him away. And on a night full of magic, rain, and ghosts, the attraction’s elemental.
Went to Woo a Porn Star by Ina Disguise Went to Woo a Porn Star by Sep. 21, 2018 Free! 8,910 words Read a sample
Cynthia has had a bad year. She randomly staggers into a porn star online, and in the course of wooing him, asks herself questions about the nature of respectability, personal values and how to live happily with yourself and others. (adult themes, but don't expect erotica)
Amy Crossed the Line by Ben S Amy Crossed the Line by Sep. 21, 2018 $0.99 80,730 words Sample 20%
It’s 1969 and Scott Raines wife Lori has gone missing. His friend Amy Walker, who has had a very troubled past, volunteers to take her vacation time to journey along Route 66 to try and find her. Amy is a co-worker, secret admirer and now Scott's hot houseguest-does she really care if Lori is found? Soon, it transpires that Lori has been having an affair and is now pregnant by another man.
Seven Years to Die by Betsy Michener-Lachino Seven Years to Die by Sep. 21, 2018 $4.99 113,040 words Sample 20%
What do you do when the person who has been in your life as long as you care to remember goes missing? Becks has to learn how to live without her husband, Davlin when he goes missing from Afghanistan. Moving forward doesn't mean forgetting, but living in the past is no way to live. Looking for her purpose, Becks endures through friendship, love, and realizing strength can come from a love lost.
Beneath the Covers by Dara Girard Beneath the Covers by Sep. 21, 2018 $4.99 51,670 words Sample 20%
Claudia Madison loves the single life. The bestselling author looks forward to hosting a new TV show featuring romantic destinations for singles like her. The only problem? Her cohost, Peter Warren, the gorgeous bachelor she almost married. Peter takes pride in being a leading authority on staying single.
Pages of Passion by Dara Girard Pages of Passion by Sep. 21, 2018 $4.99 49,150 words Sample 20%
Divorced romance novelist, Noreen Webster, has given up on love and thinks heroes can only be found in books. But when she takes her sister’s place to deliver a package to a Caribbean island, the North Carolina native begins to change her mind once she meets the handsome and dashing Michael Vaughn on the cruise there.
Words of Seduction by Dara Girard Words of Seduction by Sep. 21, 2018 $4.99 50,870 words Sample 20%
Housewife-turned-superstar-novelist, Suzanne Rand, hardly resembles the frumpy, brokenhearted woman she used to be when she returns to North Carolina to sell her family home. Now wiser and independent, she arrives with no plans to stay. Rick Gordon hopes to change her mind.
Rats and Sinking Ships by Lilith T. Bell Rats and Sinking Ships by Sep. 21, 2018 $2.99 32,550 words Sample 20%
In a matter of days, Brigid O’Cullane has been taken captive by pirates twice. The first time by the dangerously handsome Liam Lynch, who hid a gentler side behind his harsh exterior. She’d give almost anything to be arguing about the treasure they’re hunting with him again, or finding sweet ecstasy in his arms. This new batch of pirates aren’t nearly so charming.
Henry's Hands by Maxine Murphy Henry's Hands by Sep. 21, 2018 $0.99 6,270 words Sample 1%
Two young people meet and marry. They are in love and the future stretches ahead of them. Fate intervenes and everything changes. A love that lasts, this short story will tug at your heart.
The Girls in the Club by William Wresch The Girls in the Club by Sep. 21, 2018 Free! 94,940 words Read a sample
Jessica returns to Wisconsin and takes a job at a large resort only to discover young women in the Gentleman’s Club are being held against their will. As she fights for their freedom, she loses her own and becomes the mistress of a Mafia Don. As he expands his business, she becomes his business analyst – and his lover. She needs the help of the police, but faces arrest herself.
Off the Map by Sierra Dean Off the Map by Sep. 21, 2018 $3.99 68,930 words Sample 15%
Harper Barton and Diego Morales find themselves stuck together in the Colombian jungle after escaping near-death at the hands of a drug dealer. Now they must survive the dangers of the land if they have any hopes of getting out alive, and may find themselves falling for each other along the way.
Ghost Fire: A Haunted Texas Romance by G.G. Andrew Ghost Fire: A Haunted Texas Romance by Sep. 21, 2018 $1.99 25,650 words Sample 20%
A tormented firefighter. The skeptical daughter of con artists. A haunted inn. A night they won't forget.
What Have You Unearthed? by Sandra Waine What Have You Unearthed? by Sep. 21, 2018 $3.99 62,970 words Sample 20%
As book two continues, Sam finds herself thrust into an uprising in modern day Egypt with bold, daring cameraman, Derek Clash. They team up brilliantly. But it’s clear he has an agenda that extends beyond just helping her. Somehow, he’s entangled with more than one person from her Victorian past.
An Unexpected Kiss by Isabella Harron An Unexpected Kiss by Sep. 21, 2018 $2.99 67,010 words Sample 20%
When Merrick knocks on my door, waking from a sound sleep, asking me to watch his daughter while he is at work. I accept without hesitation. He doesn't know but, I love his little girl. After tucking her into the bed, what happens next is a surprise to us both, changes our lives forever. An Unexpected Kiss. A sweet and sexy love story. HEA, no cheating. Meant for audiences eighteen and older.