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Payback Is a Bitch by Roxana Nastase Payback Is a Bitch by May 24, 2018 $0.99 7,940 words Sample 20%
He looked for payback. She looked for closure. Will they find out what they are looking for? This short-story introduces the main character of a new crime series Josh Aldridge – PI. The story is a standalone, as the following novels will be as well. Meet Josh Aldridge, a former Saskatoon police officer, now turned PI in Toronto. Learn about his past and what makes him tick.
My Fake Vegas Boyfriend by Lori Sizemore My Fake Vegas Boyfriend by May 24, 2018 $2.99 46,650 words Sample 20%
Layla Rosas has something Jace Russell wants--life-altering photos she took by mistake. Unfortunately for him, Layla is in the market for a boyfriend to convince her parents not to commit her. If Jace doesn't get those negatives, he can kiss his dream of opening a casino goodbye. But, how hard can it be to date a beautiful, but crazy, woman? Will they go all in for love?
Until You by Kendra Mei Chailyn Until You by May 24, 2018 $2.99 38,280 words Sample 20%
The good life is rolling right along for Callista Drummond, until it ends in a swirl of expensive wine and a scandal. Leaving Toronto was supposed to bring her solace—that is until she meets Hudson Carrick. Hudson Carrick isn’t looking for love—never again. But what’s a guy to do when he meets a woman with eyes like Callista’s and curves to make a grown man cry?
Touch of the Alpha by Sky Corgan Touch of the Alpha by May 24, 2018 $2.99 32,410 words Sample 10%
Karen was sent away to Sky High Ranch for werewolf reform, but nothing is as it seems at the facility, including Carter, the Regional Alpha. Carter's wolf is strong, and he's hungry for Karen's curves.
Dusted Star by Avery Gale Dusted Star by May 24, 2018 $4.99 55,370 words Sample 20%
Trac Hughes, Juan’s best friend and fellow Dom at The Prairie Winds Club warns him they are not taking in another stray pet... but this time the club’s resident Latin lover is rescuing a woman Trac recognizes immediately beneath the smudges of dirt and wildly tangled hair.
Denying the Devil by Calle J. Brookes Denying the Devil by May 24, 2018 $3.69 46,240 words Sample 20%
Nate Masterson wanted Perci Tyler. Everyone knew it. His brothers did. Her sisters did. Nate certainly knew it. The entire town was just waiting for the two of them to fall for each other. Perci had tormented him and intrigued him and made him want things from the very beginning. It was time he just gave in to the temptation she presented…
The Power Given to the Oppressed by I May End Soon The Power Given to the Oppressed by May 24, 2018 Free! 16,010 words Read a sample
One of the reasons why someone may suffer oppression is weakness. He is weak to resist or defend himself from the oppression exerted upon him by the oppressor. But there is something about the oppressed which some people may not know until now. Whenever someone suffers oppression, there is a quality that is automatically identified with him...
Lovers of Christmas Past by Ashelyn Drake Lovers of Christmas Past by May 24, 2018 $0.99 10,370 words Sample 10%
Holly Michaels is haunted by her decision to leave the love of her life after he declared he didn’t want kids. So when Nick Masters volunteers to play the part of Santa Claus at the children’s center’s Christmas celebration to get close to Holly again, she can't help wondering if his attitude will change when it's time to hang up his red suit for the season.
His to Take by Alice Cain His to Take by May 24, 2018 $1.00 6,710 words Sample 20%
Adapting to suddenly becoming a werewolf can be rather challenging, but what happens when Dylan follows the most delicious scent before he knows anything about werewolf mates? When hot, sexy, and growly barges into his office, Toby has no intention of complaining. The werewolf is his mate and Toby is more than willing to let the guy have anything he wants.
His to Keep by Alice Cain His to Keep by May 24, 2018 $2.99 27,500 words Sample 15%
Gavin has no idea why Logan left him or how the vampire ended up being cruelly experimented on by humans, but now that he's safe Gavin will force himself to accept that Logan doesn't feel the same way. But as they both struggle through the aftermath of learning what was done to Logan, can fate and family convince them both to give love a second chance?
Wolf Moon (The McKenna Legacy 7) by Patricia Rosemoor Wolf Moon (The McKenna Legacy 7) by May 24, 2018 $0.99 62,860 words Sample 20%
RT Book Review: 4.5 stars Top Pick - Aileen McKenna came to Wolf Creek to study wolves in the wild and ran into Rhys Lindgren, an enigmatic man with dark secrets and a connection to the local wolf pack. When townspeople believed a wolf was responsible for killing three men in the woods, Aileen intended to prove their innocence, but could she trust Rhys to help her draw out a killer?
Ruby by Emily Mims Ruby by May 24, 2018 $2.99 50,210 words Sample 5%
A lifetime of memories and regret culminate when Lexi Barstow and Collins Wentworth reunite, and this time it might be forever.
Pinned by Brooke May Pinned by May 24, 2018 $2.99 48,150 words Sample 20%
He has her, and then he doesn’t. The back and forth Axle Ryan has dealt with has finally given him everything he wants.
River of Bones by A. Wendeberg River of Bones by May 24, 2018 $4.99 47,040 words
A boy is found huddled up to a decomposing body. No one knows where the two came from. And neither will talk.
Stargaze (Half Light #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy Stargaze (Half Light #2) by May 24, 2018 $2.99 45,410 words
Nothing is as it seems. Rachel’s entire life has changed in a blink of an eye. Betrayed by everyone she believed she could trust, the one shining light in all the chaos is the intensity of her growing bond with Noah. *Mature YA/ New Adult Sci-Fi Romance*
Enchanted by Him by Jacey Holbrand Enchanted by Him by May 24, 2018 $3.99 31,720 words Sample 10%
Helldorado Mongrels MC member, Sloth, is a man with secrets. He joined the club with a specific goal in mind, and when three visitors arrive, he fears one of them will turn his world upside down. Especially since that newcomer is a witch and his mate. Shaman, the medic from the Skinwalkers MC, was hired to find the woman after the Mongrels’s gold and has secrets himself.
Not for Me (The Windy City Chronicles Book 1) by Kat de Falla Not for Me (The Windy City Chronicles Book 1) by May 24, 2018 $2.99 45,750 words
A literary agent dreams of Shakespearean love when she falls for an erotica-writing actor who seems to lead two separate lives.
È tutta una follia Raymond Bosco by Alessio Biagi È tutta una follia Raymond Bosco by May 23, 2018 $5.99 36,800 words Sample 20%
Raymond “Ray” Bosco è un lunatico, arruffato e cinico romanziere italo-ame-ricano che, in una carriera trentennale, iniziata nel 1971, può vantare un paio di romanzi arrivati ai vertici delle classifiche di vendita. Freneticamente al lavoro sulla diciottesima fatica letteraria, al risveglio dopo l’ennesima nottata davanti alla macchina per scrivere, con l’imprevisto rientro a casa di Anna...
Omega's Unexpected Catch by Alice Cain Omega's Unexpected Catch by May 23, 2018 $3.99 30,980 words Sample 15%
Love is in the air and Nick seems to be the odd one out. But when a hit-and-run car accident throws a human into his arms—literally—Nick is left gasping for breath…and his sanity. How the hell did he end up with a human, male mate? And why on Earth is someone trying to kill the guy?
The Final Assignment SAMPLE by Kaydee Field The Final Assignment SAMPLE by May 23, 2018 Free! 1,800 words Read a sample
When Kayla's boss at a tabloid is upset about her upcoming vacation he send her on a final assignment to uncover a scandal at a local hotel. What Kayla finds in unexpected and leads her down a steamy path she never imagined. Can she finish her assignment and move on or will she become part of the scandal she was meant to uncover? Explicit Content. Sample.
Broken Glass by Scarlett Redd Broken Glass by May 23, 2018 $3.99 64,060 words Sample 15%
Hunter Glass signed up to serve his country. Life was finally starting to look up for Hunter. He had a career he loved. While on leave after finishing training. Hunter meets the love of his life Mia before marrying her. Hunter is about to face the biggest challenge of his life.
Tribute by Lisa Henry Tribute by May 23, 2018 $3.99 61,600 words Sample 15%
When the fearsome warlord Brasius chooses Kynon as his tribute, Kynon tells himself it’s the price of peace, and that he can endure anything. If his slavery will save his father’s kingdom, then he will be a slave and submit to every indignity the warlord and the senate of Segasa require of him.
The Circle Of Fate by Amanda Hicks The Circle Of Fate by May 23, 2018 $0.99 40,890 words Sample 15%
Thomas Michaels is a realtor who has recently turned his heart cold and vowed to never love again. Alex is a seventeen-year-old ghost who relies heavily on changing Thomas' view on his life and his feelings. Nothing can change unless these two can come to a compromise. Nothing else can complete the broken circle of fate but Alex and Thomas working together.
Underground Spirit by Foxglove Lee Underground Spirit by May 23, 2018 Free! 15,680 words Read a sample
“Transgender Psychic Fights for Ghost Rights!” When a local tabloid gets its grubby paws on Whitney’s story, she doesn’t know what to do. Is she trans? Sure, and a lawyer to boot. But is she also psychic? Not really. Except that the ghost of a girl who died in a gruesome escalator accident has been following her around town... Queer Ghost Stories are standalone tales that can be read in any order!
Siege At Goldfield by phil running bear Siege At Goldfield by May 23, 2018 $2.99 8,460 words Sample 20%
Siege at Goldfield Is a short classic western story of old fashioned gun play, redemption and men willing to change, and people who fall into devoted love. Phil Running Bear, relocated himself so he could bring to life Goldfield a mining town in Central Arizona with a story that will touch everyone's heart. The book is written in the style of Louis L’Amour, Max Brand and Zane Grey.
Fairfield Family, Bi And Black by Lady Devreux Fairfield Family, Bi And Black by May 23, 2018 $4.95 52,080 words Sample 18%
Julianna can see that something has changed in her son Jackie, and as his mother, it is up to her to protect the legacy of their important political family. Deciding that she must take drastic measures to ensure that her son doesn't turn gay, instead, she discovers that her and her son have the same secret- they like their sex Bi, and they like their men Black! This is tale of mother son love !
The Consequences by Carol Kravetz The Consequences by May 23, 2018 $19.97 152,560 words Sample 20%
Unexpected actions can bring about consequences that change an otherwise idyllic life. Consequences can be dire…and fatal.
SEVEN LIVES by fufudavis SEVEN LIVES by May 23, 2018 You set the price! 58,480 words Sample 20%
A contemporary psychological-romance novel, about a young female secret agent and a very successful psychiatrist, torn between love and loyalty; love for the marshal of the federation she recently joined and loyalty for the community where she raised, trained and vowed to serve and protect with her life, a journey from illusions to reality, from paranoia to stability. a stage of self-recognition.
SEVEN LIVES by fufudavis SEVEN LIVES by May 23, 2018 You set the price! 58,480 words Sample 20%
A contemporary psychological-romance novel, about a young female secret agent and a very successful psychiatrist, torn between love and loyalty; love for the marshal of the federation she recently joined and loyalty for the community where she raised, trained and vowed to serve and protect with her life, a journey from illusions to reality, from paranoia to stability. a stage of self-recognition.
Seducing the Straight Cowboy: Part 2 by Lucas Loveless Seducing the Straight Cowboy: Part 2 by May 23, 2018 $2.99 9,670 words Sample 20%
When a hot farm boy and a stud cowboy begin a blazing affair of sex, can they handle the heat?
SEVEN LIVES by fufudavis SEVEN LIVES by May 23, 2018 You set the price! 58,480 words Sample 20%
A contemporary psychological-romance novel, about a young female secret agent and a very successful psychiatrist, torn between love and loyalty; love for the marshal of the federation she recently joined and loyalty for the community where she raised, trained and vowed to serve and protect with her life, a journey from illusions to reality, from paranoia to stability. a stage of self-recognition.
SEVEN LIVES by fufudavis SEVEN LIVES by May 23, 2018 You set the price! 58,480 words Sample 20%
A contemporary psychological-romance novel, about a young female secret agent and a very successful psychiatrist, torn between love and loyalty; love for the marshal of the federation she recently joined and loyalty for the community where she raised, trained and vowed to serve and protect with her life, a journey from illusions to reality, from paranoia to stability. a stage of self-recognition.
Seducing the Straight Cowboy: Part 1 by Lucas Loveless Seducing the Straight Cowboy: Part 1 by May 23, 2018 Free! 2,850 words Read a sample
On a hot summer afternoon, a young farm boy finds himself getting exactly what he wants, a scorching hot encounter with a hot-as-hell cowboy.
The Cocky Cockswain of Cock-A-Hoop Manor by William Shakeshaft The Cocky Cockswain of Cock-A-Hoop Manor by May 23, 2018 Free! 8,490 words Read a sample
This is a compilation put together by like minded writers who love romance, and hate the idea that any one person can control or possess a word. This is meant as a response to such people. It is not meant to make fun of any part of the genre, with the exception of the aforementioned people.
Learn with Me by Kris Jacen Learn with Me by May 23, 2018 $4.99 53,140 words Sample 20%
Josiah "Siah" Kent has always loved learning; now he's living his dream of teaching children to love it too. After getting his degrees in New Orleans, he accepted a teaching position outside of Washington DC. What a better place to be able to teach and continue learning?
Cheers of Death by Faith Mcghee Cheers of Death by May 23, 2018 $0.99 29,480 words Sample 20%
FBI Agent Meredith Rhodes is thrown into the world of the NFL when a serial killer targets cheer leaders. Cool, competent and the ability to work under pressure has made Meredith the perfect Agent. What she didn't expect was to meet Ross 'Razor' Mitchell, wide receiver for the Williamstown Wolves who can't keep his eyes off the sassy Agent tagging along with his team...
TASHNI'S FAIRYTALE by Onika Graham TASHNI'S FAIRYTALE by May 23, 2018 You set the price! 1,130 words Sample 15%
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight of recognition.
Parallels by Maranda Fluet Parallels by May 23, 2018 $5.99 63,740 words Sample 15%
Unravelling time's strings may strangle whomever tangles with them... When Clara and Derek reunite, the pendulum of life swings at them head on. One can time-travel, one can read the past. Only time will tell if their abilities can help or hurt. Perhaps living every timeline is the only way to fix things.
A FAILURE'S LOVE STORY  A FAILURE'S LOVE STORY "…but not a failure love story It's all about love, career and life…" by May 23, 2018 $8.50 85,840 words Sample 20%
Snigdesh Dixit, part of a middle class joint family, has an extreme ardor towards Pharmacy and completes his post graduation. A wonderful job, provide service to the needy, lovely and happy future with his Gujarati girl friend, ‘Sukhanya’, was all in his mind. Little was he aware that also has a big load of struggle to undergo. This struggled phase helped him to understand the real meaning of life
The Parents’ Strength (Omegas’ Destined Alpha 7) by Rosa Swann The Parents’ Strength (Omegas’ Destined Alpha 7) by May 23, 2018 $0.99 20,410 words
One family fighting for their existence. Two families growing bigger. And a group of friends who know that their strength is in their love and support.
The Peculiar Pink Toes of Lady Flora by Jayne Fresina The Peculiar Pink Toes of Lady Flora by May 23, 2018 $4.99 101,060 words Sample 10%
When a playful and blindfolded Lady Flora Chelmsworth collides, literally, with the arrogant and staid Duke of Malgrave— subsequently manhandling his person and mistaking him for a butler—it is not an auspicious beginning. Assuming she hasn't made the best of impressions, therefore, Flora is shocked and alarmed when he soon proposes marriage. And with her troubles, she can only decline the offer.
Shifting Gears by Maia Dylan Shifting Gears by May 23, 2018 $3.99 34,430 words Sample 10%
Hannah Browne is heading for a change. Blackwater Falls represents a dream come true chance at owning her own garage and workshop. As she nears the town, she’s singing her favorite tunes, and witnesses a man exploding into a huge bear. It was that last part that had her driving her 1970 Chevy El Camino SS into the tree line.
Her Only Option by Paula Martin Her Only Option by May 23, 2018 $4.99 81,630 words Sample 20%
Neve Dalton isn’t ready to settle down with her Egyptian boyfriend, despite his repeated proposals. Nor is she prepared when she meets archaeologist Ross McAllister. When she starts receiving cryptic messages, and Ross’s work is threatened, Neve has to make a life-changing decision which she feels is her only option. Can they discover whose enmity is forcing them apart before it’s too late?
Between the Lines: A Best Friend's Brother Romance by Renee Harless Between the Lines: A Best Friend's Brother Romance by May 23, 2018 $3.99 65,820 words
He was the one rule she couldn't break. A best friend's brother and friends to lovers romance.
Life Itself by Elizabeth Bones Life Itself by May 23, 2018 $2.99 23,450 words Sample 20%
Tavali is a mage, a master thief, and his antics have just accidentally released one hundred demons across the dimensional plane. Now Tavali must recapture the errant demons, accompanied by a sentient sword determined to make him see the task through. But fixing a mistake is always far more difficult than making it, and even love, magic, and a bossy sword may not be enough to save the day...
My Lavender Boyfriend by Marina Ford My Lavender Boyfriend by May 23, 2018 $6.99 69,020 words Sample 20%
Simon Moussa is a formerly successful screenwriter. Then an old friend, Charlie, visits one day with a strange proposition. Nick Stone is a handsome, famous actor who hasn't figured out how to be likeable in today's social-networking culture. Because Simon has a pristine reputation, Charlie thinks that if the two were to pretend to be a couple, they could both benefit...
Finding A Killer by Nick J Mercorella Finding A Killer by May 22, 2018 $2.99 78,250 words Sample 15%
Can Riley Rafferty find the man who brutally beat Melissa Cummins to death? Can She accomplish what the Broward Sheriff's Office couldn't? Riley knew she had to try, despite the warnings from her boss, her boyfriend, and her family. Riley would soon realize reporting on a crime was much easier than solving one.
It's All Part of the Journey by Kessira2Gray It's All Part of the Journey by May 22, 2018 $6.99 85,220 words Sample 20%
After the loss of his husband, Lehan, and Lehan's subsequent transformation into a fractured computer brain, Terr McHale just wants to build a safe place and family for what's left of his love. But with the McHale clan wiped out by the Guild, the universe has become a very unfriendly and dangerous place.
Turmoil by A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly Turmoil by
& May 22, 2018
$5.99 46,370 words Sample 20%
Marco Dellburn's past as an abused teen provided him with the toughness needed to be a US Marshal. Encouraged by his idol, Jubilee Mason, Marco takes his advice and enrolls in all the grueling courses the Marshals have to offer.
Love Lost by Lady Lilium Love Lost by May 22, 2018 Free! 67,770 words Read a sample
Softcore/slice of life yaoi