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The Admirer by Crystal Red The Admirer by Crystal Red Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 17852 words Sample 10%
Whitney Kosik only wants to focus on her college degree, but Professor Gary Linster has different plans. After she finds out he was married, and that his wife was murdered, she wonders if she could be next.
Cleopatra's Return by Eve Langlais Cleopatra's Return by Eve Langlais Aug. 27, 2014 $3.99 43706 words Sample 5%
Cleopatra paid her dues in Hell for her mistakes, but Satan thinks she’s too dangerous to keep around, so he’s kicked her out into the modern world for a second chance. Ambushed by demons, she is rescued by a vampire with whom she feels an instant connection. Finally, a happily ever after, until Julius shows up. Faced with her lover from her past, Cleo is torn. Who to choose? Or can she have both?
Touching Paradise by Cleo Peitsche Touching Paradise by Cleo Peitsche Aug. 27, 2014 $0.99 41916 words Sample 20%
Despite his billions in the bank, Koenraad is a shark shapeshifter haunted by secrets and regrets. Unable to move on with his life, he relentlessly patrols the waters near the island he once considered home. Fate puts the beautiful Monroe in his path, and duty demands he offer his services, but one look into her eyes and he knows the lonely, frightened woman secretly yearns for adventure.
Collide: Birth of a New Race by L A Ramsey Collide: Birth of a New Race by L A Ramsey Aug. 27, 2014 $4.99 58576 words Sample 20%
Have you ever wondered what happened to the Centaurian race? Collide is a tale of hope and love, of betrayal and madness. Discover the truth about what became of the race of the centaurs. Mythology meets fantasy in a warm and thrilling adventure that most humans will never experience.
New Adult Romance Trio by Kate Russell New Adult Romance Trio by Kate Russell Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 27118 words Sample 20%
New Adult Romance Trio features three individually published, new adult romance short stories/short novellas: Penny - former enemies (12,100 words), My Favorite Mistake - second chances (3,400 words), and Under My Skin - friends with benefits (11.400 words).
The Stonechild Betrothal by Katalinya Palokova The Stonechild Betrothal by Katalinya Palokova Aug. 27, 2014 $3.99 20331 words Sample 15%
Estli is a professional bodyguard and fighter for hire who stumbles on a job that looks like easy money: escort a cursed magician named Maurin Stonechild from a remote mountain village to the bustling town of Plains City to investigate an offer of arranged marriage. Complications begin right away, of course.
Steven's Heart by Ashavan Doyon Steven's Heart by Ashavan Doyon Aug. 27, 2014 $7.99 88609 words Sample 15%
When a love triangle breaks, Steven Everett is left alone to grieve over a boyfriend lost to someone else. Surrounded by friends too tied to Aidan's new lover to give advice, Steven turns instead to a broken and beaten man, Aidan's other ex, Michael Rossier, who also knows the pain of having loved and lost Aidan.
Painted Love Part 1 Logan by Della Rose Painted Love Part 1 Logan by Della Rose Aug. 27, 2014 $0.99 55028 words Sample 20%
Vee Wentworth's comfortable life is swept away when a sexy new cowboy artist blows into town and sweeps Vee off her feet and into the sheets! But when this bad-boy cowboy doesn’t add up, Vee learns who really has her best interest at heart. Logan, Part I of the Painted Love series is a tale of friendship, romance, self-love, and knowing what, and who, truly matters.
Adrian Lessons by Eva Morgan Adrian Lessons by Eva Morgan Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 62157 words Sample 20%
Cleo pays for college by writing the sex scenes in her roommate's romance series, until writer's block strikes. When school sex guru Adrian King offers to act all of them out with her for inspiration, it may be her only choice.
Chief Executive Bimbo: Dorothy's Downfall by Tabitha Kohls Chief Executive Bimbo: Dorothy's Downfall by Tabitha Kohls Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 13369 words Sample 20%
The first part in a new series, following greedy CEO Dorothy Zucker as she is slowly transformed from a successful businesswoman into the office bimbo. This 13,000 word erotic tale includes themes of coercion, female domination, oral sex, role reversal, status reduction, and bimbofication.
Haunted by Sherry H. Dec Haunted by Sherry H. Dec Aug. 27, 2014 $4.95 57920 words Sample 15%
A psychic, thirteen year old is thrown back a hundred years into another lifetime. She must solve a mystery by unlocking her own powers. Read this book!
Home the Hard Way by Z.A. Maxfield Home the Hard Way by Z.A. Maxfield Aug. 27, 2014 $7.99 94480 words Sample 15%
Dare Buckley has come home—or at least, he’s come back to Palladian, the small town he left as a teenager. After a major lapse in judgment forced him to resign from the Seattle PD, Palladian is the only place that’ll hire him. There’s one benefit to hitting rock bottom, though: the chance to investigate the mystery of his father’s suicide.
The Devil Within by Stacy Deanne The Devil Within by Stacy Deanne Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 29636 words Sample 20%
Kevin gets jealous of Alexis’ attention on Grant and wonders how far she’d go to get to the truth. After Kevin and Alexis have an intense argument, he contemplates walking away until Alexis finally admits that she loves him. Alexis comes up with a master plan to get Grant to admit his sins, but soon realizes that it won’t be easy to beat the player who invented the game.
Chasing the Devil by Stacy Deanne Chasing the Devil by Stacy Deanne Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 27505 words Sample 20%
Kevin and Alexis’ relationship turns hotter and heavier, yet the closer they get, trust continues to be an issue. Kevin wants to give Alexis the world, but she has to trust him enough to give him her heart in return. Kevin promises to stand by Alexis’ side with her plan to expose Grant Copeland. But, chasing the devil could be hazardous to her health.
Xavier Grey by Penelope Rivers Xavier Grey by Penelope Rivers Aug. 27, 2014 $4.99 65877 words Sample 20%
When Declan gets fired from work, he's in dire straights. Desperate, he crawls back to his boss, Xavier, only to discover the other man's biggest secret. He's a dragon hidden in a human body. Horrified, Declan runs away, but when Xavier comes to offer him his job back in return for his silence, he agrees. It's only then that he realizes that he's more likely to lose his heart than his body.
Sabrina's Surprise Visitor by Marcia Carrington Sabrina's Surprise Visitor by Marcia Carrington Aug. 27, 2014 $0.99 4923 words Sample 20%
Sabrina has not had it easy lately; her marriage has been falling apart, and she has become consumed by work to forget the pain. Sabrina finds a man in her bed after work one day, and is livid he has taken residence in her bed. Sabrina has a confrontation with this man she never expected to happen, but has to endure. Will Sabrina emerge from this a changed woman, or be more confused than ever?
Chasing Time by F.I. Goldhaber Chasing Time by F.I. Goldhaber Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 6807 words Sample 20%
Even if we travel to the past, can we atone for prior mistakes? Eager to redress a year-old mistake, Hunter constructs a machine to transcend temporal limitations. But only creates an insurmountable paradox.
Playing for Keeps by Dara Girard Playing for Keeps by Dara Girard Aug. 27, 2014 $5.99 52086 words Sample 20%
He could be any man she wanted… Stacy Price needs a second chance. After a humiliating divorce and embarrassing public breakdown, the noted screenwriter wants to resurrect her career. Excited by an invitation to join the Black Stockings Society, she uses the pain of her broken marriage and writes a brilliant script. All she needs is the perfect leading man to play her ex.
Licentious by Jen Cousineau Licentious by Jen Cousineau Aug. 27, 2014 $3.99 84787 words
Joey lost everything when she reached for her dreams on her eighteenth birthday. Aléssandro's life changed the day his brother was murdered. Nine years later, when Josephine and Aléssandro's paths collide, their fates try to intervene and save each other. But can they be saved? Will the secrets they keep and the betrayals they are faced with destroy what they share? Or does love truly conquer all?
The Rusted Sword by R.D. Hero The Rusted Sword by R.D. Hero Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 14356 words Sample 20%
In his prime, Raleigh had snared the vicious fighter Moshe into marriage through a mutual game of push and pull. Ten years later, Raleigh suffers from a chronic knee injury and flagging confidence, while his bond with Moshe has eroded drastically. During another domestic squabble, Raleigh learns that Moshe intends to leave their home to take part in a winter sword fighting tournament. Roused...
Through No Fault of My Own by Elena Alexandrescu Through No Fault of My Own by Elena Alexandrescu Aug. 27, 2014 $1.99 12416 words Sample 20%
Over the past two years, Agents with the Company have been going missing. Now, however, they are starting to reappear—psychologically broken and unable to offer any explanation as to what happened to them. Abraham Fogg, an analyst, is assigned the task of figuring out what is going on. His partner on the assignment is Michael Takahashi, a talented sniper, and the only one to escape...
Craig's Hometown by Ann M Streetman Craig's Hometown by Ann M Streetman Aug. 27, 2014 $2.99 70359 words Sample 20%
Kathryn Sinter had run away from home because home wasn't what she thought it was. She had chosen Seattle because she liked seafood and flowers and it was as far as she could get away from her soon to be ex-husband without drowning in the ocean. Her plans for re-invention did not include a man, but Craig Hameston, a recently retired diver in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, was hard to ignore.
The Marquess’s Ward by Elizabeth Reed The Marquess’s Ward by Elizabeth Reed Aug. 26, 2014 $0.99 5627 words Sample 20%
Victoria wants to run away from the Marquess who had agreed to look after her as a promise he made to his late father. His father had had a passionate, loving affair with Victoria’s mother, who had been his mistress for many years! Is now history repeating itself? The Marquess gave his word to his father to make Victoria into a lady. But it soon becomes apparent that they have a strong attraction.
Knowing Yourself - A Medieval Romance by Lisa Shea Knowing Yourself - A Medieval Romance by Lisa Shea Aug. 26, 2014 Free! 76565 words Read a sample
Kay is entranced with the possibilities which lie before her. Five handsome, willing men are vying for her hand in marriage. The stakes are ownership of a medieval keep perched on the rocky edge of a stormy ocean. Each man seems more stunning than the last, and it is her choice which will reward the prize. To make the game even more interesting, Kay is disguised as a handmaiden to her sister, Em.
Ride by Tyler Steele Ride by Tyler Steele Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 27204 words Sample 30%
Casual Fridays Series Book 1 A secretive past, a tempting ride… Will Jules put her reservations aside and damn the consequences? Or will opposing forces keep her from enjoying the sensual ride of her life…
Friendly Revenge by Jordan Parker Friendly Revenge by Jordan Parker Aug. 26, 2014 Free! 3528 words Read a sample
When Melanie learns that her boyfriend Trevor slept with another woman behind her back, she's more than a little pissed off. To even the score, she seduces one of Trevor's friends, Mark, while Trevor is in the room. Mark then has to choose between staying friends with Trevor or going upstairs with the woman of his dreams for a sexy romp in the sack. In the end, the decision is an easy one. 18+!
Nights on Broadway by Mindy Haig Nights on Broadway by Mindy Haig Aug. 26, 2014 Free! 29056 words Read a sample
Nights on Broadway is a Novella spin off from The White Room.
No Strings by JL Paul No Strings by JL Paul Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 70500 words Sample 20%
She’s a city girl in desperate need of some time away. He’s a country boy confused about his future. She’s only staying for the summer. He doesn’t want a commitment. She’s attracted to him. He wants her. There’s an easy solution: No strings attached
Blurring the Line by Nicola Marsh Blurring the Line by Nicola Marsh Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 29773 words Sample 20%
Annabelle Cleary travels half way around the world…to fall in love with the boy next door all over again. Joel isn’t a keeper. He’ll break her heart again. When they return to Australia, will it be a homecoming they’ll never forget?
UNVEILED by lewis atane UNVEILED by lewis atane Aug. 26, 2014 $7.99 42439 words Sample 20%
MABEL DANZO is a journalist with FABS. She arrived Lagos for an interview with masked legendary singer Demuju. At the airport, she met the handsome Sean Adeyemo, an unassuming entrepreneur. With time running out, Mabel enlists the support of her new friend Sean to help facilitate an interview with the elusive singer.
The Vampire Legacy VII; New Beginnings by Dawn Gray The Vampire Legacy VII; New Beginnings by Dawn Gray Aug. 26, 2014 $1.99 63784 words
Meet Sean and Michelle, the newest members of the Deveraux bloodline. With the prophecy's end behind them, can they hope for new beginnings or will being part of the most powerful family in the vampire nation doom them before their life begins?
Rescuing James by Aska J. Naiman Rescuing James by Aska J. Naiman Aug. 26, 2014 $3.99 47247 words Sample 13%
James has left behind the ranch and his werebear pack for the big city. He wants to be more than his instincts. He wants more of life than the peace of the mountains broken only by the exhilaration of the hunt. But when a lost were, just bitten, crosses his path, he realises that there is nowhere he can escape his wildest side. This man could enough for man and bear, if he wants to be.
The Beam; Book Two of the Chrysalis Series by Michel Prince The Beam; Book Two of the Chrysalis Series by Michel Prince Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 101275 words Sample 20%
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must put aside their childish ways. In the past year, Ellie Chisholm has fallen into the security of her relationship with Oscar Jeffreys, emerging with a stronger sense of herself. Can Ellie maintain her sanity while walking the last steps as a child?
Mail Order Melody by Kirsten Osbourne Mail Order Melody by Kirsten Osbourne Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 40340 words Sample 20%
When she receives a note threatening her family, she jumps at the first opportunity available to her. She becomes a substitute mail order bride using the name she was born with, Eliza Woods. Calvin Simpson has finally reached the po
A Question of Boundaries by Sandy Bruney A Question of Boundaries by Sandy Bruney Aug. 26, 2014 $3.99 69169 words Sample 20%
When Dr. Featherstone fails to return home, his daughter Caroline enlists the help of the Member of Parliament from Charlotte, Nathan Llewellen. As the two search for the kidnappers, Caroline is plunged into a world where travel to other realities is possible in the blink of an eye, and people can assume the forms of fearsome as well as familiar animals… and where love is most unexpected.
Discovery at Nerwolix by C.G. Coppola Discovery at Nerwolix by C.G. Coppola Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 116363 words Sample 30%
After a visit to find Blovid, the last Arizal Leader, Fallon and the others reside on Nerwolix, preparing for and anticipating the Vermix invasion. With startling revelations about herself and her future with Reid, Fallon must use all her new strength and knowledge to help ensure the survival of her friends while protecting a sacred artifact that could disrupt the balance of the World.
Counterfeits: An Art Theft Romantic Suspense book 1 by Kris Bock Counterfeits: An Art Theft Romantic Suspense book 1 by Kris Bock Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 69173 words Sample 20%
Jenny returns to her grandparents’ art camp in a remote New Mexico town after her grandmother’s sudden death. That night she wakes to the noise of intruders. What do the strangers want? As more bizarre events unfold, Jenny realizes the people she thought she knew are not what they seem – least of all Rob, an old friend whose past may be coming back to haunt them all.
Geared to the Present (Jones Whitman Time Traveler Series) by Blakely Bennett Geared to the Present (Jones Whitman Time Traveler Series) by Blakely Bennett Aug. 26, 2014 $3.99 67688 words Sample 10%
Geared to the Present is the story of Jones Whitman who, after making unsavory lifestyle choices in Boston society, learns his father, James, has arranged for him to school under the tutelage of Master Wong Fei-hung in Foshan, China. Jones Whitman submits to the teaching, evolving into a strong and ethical young man. Fei-hung, master of Hung Gar gives each student a new name upon graduation. Jones
Shadow Billionaire by Lucee Lovett Shadow Billionaire by Lucee Lovett Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 10272 words Sample 20%
Sasha Trenton a beautiful heiress is being forced to marry some rich stranger by her controlling mother. Sasha meets a masked man who has stolen her mother's jewelry and possibly Sasha heart. Gabriel is a servant in the Trenton household who is in love with Sasha. However, Gabriel has a secret, one that could shatter his relationship with Sasha.
Immune (A Rylee Adamson Novel) #2 by Shannon Mayer Immune (A Rylee Adamson Novel) #2 by Shannon Mayer Aug. 26, 2014 $3.99 62382 words Sample 10%
"My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker." When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
Indiscreet by Peggy Webb Indiscreet by Peggy Webb Aug. 26, 2014 $4.99 44587 words Sample 20%
Can an unexpected May/December romance overcome the disapproval of the heroine’s daughter and the sudden shock of devastating news? A beautiful, timeless love story that will have you reaching for tissue!
Phantom Warriors Box Set by Jordan Summers Phantom Warriors Box Set by Jordan Summers Aug. 26, 2014 $0.99 162002 words Sample 20%
Shape-shifting aliens search for mates on order to save their species from extinction. When they arrive on Earth, they aren't looking for love, but that's exactly what they find.
Invoking the Fae by Crymsyn Hart Invoking the Fae by Crymsyn Hart Aug. 26, 2014 $3.99 28857 words Sample 10%
When the prince showed up at our doorstep with a glass slipper in hand, my life was turned upside down. My sister got prince charming and I was stuck being the witch in the story. As my sister’s wedding approached, I was ripped from my beloved forest to help her with the upcoming nuptials. With boredom setting in, I was rescued from my ennui by my knight, Shale.
Madison's Quest by Jory Strong Madison's Quest by Jory Strong Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 67850 words Sample 20%
Shane and Tyler have never even dated the same woman. But when they’re assigned to Madison's case, desire threatens to land them both in her bed at the same time—and strip away years of denial. They want each other. They want her, and Madison wants them. But how can she have the happy-ever-after when claiming a future with Shane and Tyler will mean breaking a promise she made in the past?
Endless Sin (Book I) by Riley Briton Endless Sin (Book I) by Riley Briton Aug. 26, 2014 Free! 52311 words Read a sample
Book I David’s seen his fair share of hurt, in and around the darker side of London. Whether it come from the troublesome schoolgirls or the rampant schoolboys, David knows how to play the game. Placed at a crossroad between good and bad, David develops interest in a new girl, a newcomer to the world of Burfield Grammar, a school inhabited by the most sinister and cold-hearted youngsters.
Love & Chrome: A Motorcycle Club Erotic Romance by L.E. Joyce Love & Chrome: A Motorcycle Club Erotic Romance by L.E. Joyce Aug. 26, 2014 $0.99 7482 words Sample 20%
At eighteen, Aubrey Watts ran from her small town of Las Verdes, Arizona, leaving behind the boy she loved, and the wild life of the Verde Demon Motorcycle Club. Seven years later, she returns to say goodbye to her dying father, and finds the boy she once loved now a very powerful man.
Command Me by Geneva Lee Command Me by Geneva Lee Aug. 26, 2014 Free! 102387 words Read a sample
He isn't Prince Charming. He's controlling. He's demanding. He's dangerous. And I can't say no to him. For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes a sensual, forbidden romance.
Sapphire's Divinity by Justine Winter Sapphire's Divinity by Justine Winter Aug. 26, 2014 $2.99 65375 words Sample 20%
A new adult paranormal romance based on werewolves, with plenty of supernatural creatures and action. Book 2 in the Nature's Destiny series.
Look At Your Future by Lucy J Whittaker Look At Your Future by Lucy J Whittaker Aug. 26, 2014 $0.99 36277 words Sample 20%
Max is a shapeshifter looking for his soulmate. Lily isn't looking for love, but little does she know that she is the perfect woman for Max, but will destiny bring them together or will rogue wolves tear them apart?
Words by Paul Alan Fahey Words by Paul Alan Fahey Aug. 26, 2014 Free! 4059 words Read a sample
Blake believes in love at first sight; Stanley isn’t so sure. Their lifelong romance begins with a random meeting in a bar and ends in happily ever after. As the years pass, their resolve and relationship are tested. They must deal with frightening issues of infirmity and disability. Through it all, the two share a deep bond that strengthens their resolve to tackle all challenges together.