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The Substitute Sadist (Torture and Sex for Money) by Michael Meadows The Substitute Sadist (Torture and Sex for Money) by Michael Meadows July 24, 2014 $2.99 4547 words Sample 20%
With her sadist lover gone, Jen finds herself alone and adrift. Though she found a new job thanks to a sparkling recommendation from Mr. Stone, she realizes that she hates the work. Too bad she doesn't have someone supporting her anymore. Out of the darkest moments of her past comes the very man who sent her to the streets in the first place. He seems to have cleaned up his act, and he wants...
Calliope and the Viscount by Aubrey McKnight Calliope and the Viscount by Aubrey McKnight July 24, 2014 $0.99 14003 words Sample 2%
Eschewing the rules of stuffy English society, Calliope Bellingham is out to win the right for women to vote, but what she wins is the heart of a friend, nobleman, confidant and lover.
Not Quite Dead by Sela Carsen Not Quite Dead by Sela Carsen July 24, 2014 $0.99 22458 words Sample 20%
Sabine Harper’s night started out badly—a dead man jumped out of his grave and she was chased by a vampire. Willem Breaux has only 3 days to avenge his murder, but upon awakening more than a century into the future, he discovers that he needs Sabine’s help more than he could have imagined. Can Willem and Sabine find love in time for save them both?
Whose Bed Have Your (Combat) Boots Been Under? by C.J. Pinard Whose Bed Have Your (Combat) Boots Been Under? by C.J. Pinard July 24, 2014 Free! 18554 words Read a sample
U.C. San Diego college student Miranda Cates is opened up to a new world of college boys and hot military men when she realizes her campus is situated so closely to two very large military bases. When her new friends introduce her to some fun nightlife, she meets hot and sexy U.S. Marine Chris Ferguson who sweeps her off her feet and takes her places in his bedroom she’s never been before.
August's Heat by T Lee Garland August's Heat by T Lee Garland July 24, 2014 $0.99 8307 words Sample 20%
The last thing August had in mind when he took on a position at the Coleman farm was falling for the boss's daughter.
The Rich Boy and the Nerd Girl by JJ Argus The Rich Boy and the Nerd Girl by JJ Argus July 24, 2014 $3.99 21790 words Sample 20%
Scientist Jade discovers a half naked rich boy marching through the desert after his car breaks down. But Thomas Morgan is already hitting on her as he rides back to her cabin on the back of her horse. Somehow, not long after the shower, she finds herself tied to her bed while he demonstrates his gratitude! Then it's on to Vegas, and whatever kinky things happen in Vegas, well, Jade will find out!
The Eternal Promise by lesley crossingham The Eternal Promise by lesley crossingham July 24, 2014 $9.00 80624 words Sample 20%
Walk with Mary Magdalene back to ancient Jerusalem and her love with her kindred spirit, Jesus. Their love for one another, and for the world is revealed in this heart-warming story of two eternal lovers.
My Summer with My Summer with "Aunt" Marilyn: Taboo Relations by Samantha Fobare July 24, 2014 $2.99 13711 words Sample 20%
Unable to find a job in his hometown, Tommy spends the summer with his grandparents’ friends, who own a restaurant. As he gets to know “Aunt” Marilyn more intimately, a conversation about his love life leads to an affair that lasts throughout the summer. In the meantime, her husband Sal is having a taboo affair of his own, as related by Lynda in Part II. Adults only.
Immortal Eclipse by Sherry Soule Immortal Eclipse by Sherry Soule July 24, 2014 $2.99 99722 words Sample 20%
Inheriting a haunted California estate is one thing. Getting hot and bothered by its sexy caretaker is another. But Skylar Blackwell draws the line at voodoo and murder…
Burning Bright, a Romance (Billionaires in Disguise: Lizzy #4) by Blair Babylon Burning Bright, a Romance (Billionaires in Disguise: Lizzy #4) by Blair Babylon July 24, 2014 $0.99 91197 words Sample 20%
The thrilling conclusion to Billionaires in Disguise: Lizzy is a whirlwind of suspense, shocking revelations, and the healing power of love.
Daily Spankings:  A Novella by S.M. Sandalwood Daily Spankings: A Novella by S.M. Sandalwood July 24, 2014 $0.99 15131 words Sample 20%
A funny sexy romp about a young husband who gets his wife to agree to accept a daily spanking from him for a week. She agrees on the condition that each spanking be different, and a surprise. But the real surprise for both of them is the power of the spankings, and the passion the spankings bring to their marriage.
And The Beat Goes On (Serenade Series #4) by E. L. Todd And The Beat Goes On (Serenade Series #4) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 $4.99 51860 words Sample 20%
Jeremy Clearwater is a successful businessman. Starting from nothing, he finished his education then created his own empire. At the age of twenty-three, he made his first million. Prudence idolizes him as a hero, and Jeremy is one of the most respectable bachelors in the city. But he has a secret to hide... After a traumatizing experience in his childhood, he’s been a sex addict.
And I Love Her (Serenade Series #3) by E. L. Todd And I Love Her (Serenade Series #3) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 $4.99 56737 words Sample 20%
Now that Cash and Prudence have decided to get married, they must push through the obstacles together. Everyone must believe they are madly in love, but convincing them shouldn't be too hard. Still unaware of the true affection of the other person, Cash and Prudence try to tell each other the truth, but they continue to be thwarted by unsuspecting road blocks.
Light My Fire (Serenade Series #2) by E. L. Todd Light My Fire (Serenade Series #2) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 $4.99 48271 words Sample 20%
When Cash finally realizes Prudence is the love of his life, he finally decides to tell her how he feels. That he doesn't just want her now or as another arrangement, but for the rest of his life. But when he arrives at the show to open his heart, she's gone. Now he has to find her... Cash searches for her restlessly, knowing he has to tell her the truth.
Under My Thumb (Serenade Series #1) by E. L. Todd Under My Thumb (Serenade Series #1) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 Free! 65679 words Read a sample
Prudence sets out with her band to Los Angeles to make it big. Leaving behind London is difficult for her, but not because she fears she’ll be homesick. She’s never coming back. And her brother has no idea. After she arrives, she performs one of her first shows. But little does she know, an admirer sits in the audience. She hypnotizes him and draws him in, making him immediately smitten.
Abby's Plight (Southern Love Series #5) by E. L. Todd Abby's Plight (Southern Love Series #5) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 $4.99 46828 words Sample 20%
Abby has a difficult decision to make. After she listens to the advice of her sister, she thinks she's made the most logical choice. But she doesn't realize logic has nothing to do with love. Abby realizes the error of her ways. Only when she loses something does she really value it. She reflects on her life and her choices, and realizes she needs to move on from her past.
Awakening by Tracy Higley Awakening by Tracy Higley July 24, 2014 $4.99 100757 words Sample 20%
Seven years ago Kallie woke up in a New York City museum, injured and traumatized. Alone and unclaimed. When a mysterious billionaire invites her to scour the black market with him for an lost treasure, Kallie can't resist. Dimitri is wealthy, charming and good-looking, but she's not interested--not in someone who's clearly hiding secrets of his own.
Hot Ice by Rachelle Vaughn Hot Ice by Rachelle Vaughn July 24, 2014 $2.99 75588 words Sample 20%
**As a special thank you to my readers, we're offering HOT ICE for only $2.99 for the first two weeks of release!** As if Red Valley wasn't hot enough in summer, Rachelle Vaughn's Hot Ice bumps up the thermometer a few more scorching degrees!
Then Came Abby (Southern Love #4) by E. L. Todd Then Came Abby (Southern Love #4) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 $4.99 49386 words Sample 20%
Abby continues her life in New York City. Her life feels hollow and empty. The happy, satirical, and outgoing persona she projects is just a mask. But no one can see through the facade. Except Fernan.... Abby works as a secretary to the esteemed artist. Their relationship is simple and uncomplicated, but when he asks her out, she immediately rejects him.
Spank Her Bundle 1 (Books 1-3) by Holla Dean Spank Her Bundle 1 (Books 1-3) by Holla Dean July 24, 2014 $7.99 82773 words Sample 20%
Spank Her Now: Eve wants to spice her marriage and begins sending Stephen anonymous emails with titles like, 'Does Your Wife Need a Spanking?' Spank Her Again: Maggie just left an abusive relationship and is unsure if she wants to get involved with a man who wants to spank her. Spank Her Hard: Francine takes a job with an escort service and has a client with a spanking kink.
Then Came Absolution (Southern Love #3) by E. L. Todd Then Came Absolution (Southern Love #3) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 $4.99 52826 words Sample 20%
Even though Paul broke Alexandra’s heart when he kissed another woman, she ‘s always there for him—not matter what. And when Paul’s father has a heart attack, she immediately flees with him. Blaise tries to hold her back, begs her, but she goes anyway. When she finally tells Blaise their relationship is really over, Blaise falls apart…
It Had to Be Us by Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence It Had to Be Us by Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence July 24, 2014 $2.99 26103 words Sample 20%
Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, divorced and estranged for nearly two decades, accidentally met again and rediscovered their lost love.
Then Came Indecision (Southern Love #2) by E. L. Todd Then Came Indecision (Southern Love #2) by E. L. Todd July 24, 2014 $3.99 47211 words Sample 20%
Alexandra finds herself in a tough situation. A decision needs to be made… Blaise isn’t what he seems. After lying to her throughout their entire relationship, Alexandra realizes their beautiful and natural connection was nothing but a scam. Feeling broken and used, she nurses herself. Despite her pain, she still loves Blaise….even though she wishes she didn’t. Paul refuses to leave.
Prevailing Winds by Laura Harner Prevailing Winds by Laura Harner July 24, 2014 $5.99 65357 words Sample 20%
Although Jamie and Remy once excelled at mixing business with pleasure—this time, the stakes are much higher—they’ve got forever on the line. When they discover Jamie’s case has an unexpected connection to Remy’s son, they must put everything aside to find Toby before the young man makes a decision that will change all of their lives. One thing is positive, time is running out.
One Day in September by Matthew Turner One Day in September by Matthew Turner July 24, 2014 Free! 21995 words Read a sample
Today may seem normal, but four early twenty-somethings will soon learn it isn’t. Set the day before TICK to the TOCK, this prequel novella changes everything.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo by Debbie McGowan In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo by Debbie McGowan July 24, 2014 $0.99 39922 words Sample 20%
Leo is Ep 8 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 7th of 12 eventful months. Life is getting serious, blurring the line between love and loss: It’s Toby Brown’s first birthday, and he’s not the only one in for a surprise; Josh abandons his professionalism to help a desperate client; Andy treats himself to something he’s wanted for a very long time.
Midnight Estates by P.J. Bryce Midnight Estates by P.J. Bryce July 24, 2014 $7.99 81414 words Sample 20%
What if the beautiful, bewitching woman you were falling for wasn't what she seemed?
Brainwashed (A New Adult Romantic Horror Story) by Dalia Daudelin Brainwashed (A New Adult Romantic Horror Story) by Dalia Daudelin July 24, 2014 $2.99 10080 words Sample 20%
There are experiments in our recent past that we've made the mistake of forgetting. Now they're back to haunt us in ways we will never know. Sex slaves, mind controlled prostitutes, actresses and musicians all created to be perfect for the sake of a shady agenda. Poor Mel gets caught up in this world, dragging her whole family and her boyfriend into this mess. Mel is a dirt poor girl with an...
Scared Hitless by Carolyn Anderson Jones Scared Hitless by Carolyn Anderson Jones July 24, 2014 $2.99 53242 words Sample 15%
Constance, Catherine and Cynthia have lived a quiet life until Catherine, a syndicated columnist, writes an expose about the Denver Mafia boss that pisses him off and he puts a contract out on her. The ladies head to Grand Lake Village to hide out, but the hit man finds them. Turning the tables on the killer becomes their top priority, because dodging bullets can really wreck a great hair day!
Once Upon an Angel (To Light and Guard Book 2.5) by Piper Hannah Once Upon an Angel (To Light and Guard Book 2.5) by Piper Hannah July 24, 2014 Free! 15685 words Read a sample
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived an angel who was so beautiful that even the other angels were jealous of her. That was me back then. I am a demon now. It's what I get for killing a human, I suppose. So, why did I do it? Why did I kill? Hatred. Anger. Jealousy. These are the things that brought me here. In this place… Where my story begins... In Hell...
Meant To Be by Cheryl Pierson Meant To Be by Cheryl Pierson July 24, 2014 $0.99 20080 words Sample 20%
Robin Mallory is shocked when she is tackled by a man in a Confederate uniform. A flat tire and a coming snowstorm have stranded her in the middle of a re-enactment – or is it?
Homecoming by Cheryl Pierson Homecoming by Cheryl Pierson July 24, 2014 $0.99 8306 words Sample 20%
A holiday skirmish sends Union officer, Jack Durham, on an unlikely mission for a dying Confederate enemy. Will a miracle be able to heal his heart and reunite him with his beloved?
A Night for Miracles by Cheryl Pierson A Night for Miracles by Cheryl Pierson July 24, 2014 $0.99 11160 words Sample 20%
Widow Angela Bentley takes in three children and a wounded gunman one snowy Christmas Eve. Angela determines to keep her distance—until the children drag in a scraggly Christmas tree. Will she find love on this, A NIGHT FOR MIRACLES?
A Hero For Christmas by Cheryl Pierson A Hero For Christmas by Cheryl Pierson July 24, 2014 $2.99 45844 words Sample 20%
Western Christmas Short Collection A four-story Western collection from award winning author, Cheryl Pierson.
Outlaw's Kiss by Cheryl Pierson Outlaw's Kiss by Cheryl Pierson July 24, 2014 $0.99 13342 words Sample 20%
A long-ago schooldays crush is rekindled by an Outlaw’s Kiss that sparks true love, and a new future for Jake Morgan and Talia Delano. Talia has been humiliated before the entire town of Rock Creek by Jake Morgan. A known gunman, Jake has bid an outrageous sum for Talia’s “boxed supper”, a kiss, and the gift of her time for the rest of the Independence Day celebration.
Unexpected Chances by S.L. Schiefer Unexpected Chances by S.L. Schiefer July 24, 2014 $0.99 20368 words Sample 10%
Annie Reynolds’ life was going just fine, until one night with a sexy guy. Now she has to track down her mysterious lover. Not having any idea where to start looking, she does what she does best. Survives. After losing her parents right after high school, Annie starts over in a town in South Carolina. Doing whatever she can to li
Charlie's Pie by Livia J. Washburn Charlie's Pie by Livia J. Washburn July 24, 2014 $0.99 11744 words Sample 20%
Charlie's Pie was the winner of the Western Fictioneers 4th annual Peacemaker Award for Best Short Fiction. A wounded man, a desperate woman, a gang of ruthless outlaws . . . and the best pecan pie in Parker County!
Strawberry Fields (The Kansas Pirates Saga, book two)by S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler by S.L. Kotar Strawberry Fields (The Kansas Pirates Saga, book two)by S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler by S.L. Kotar July 24, 2014 $4.99 119654 words Sample 20%
As a child, Seth Ward had seen a valley filled with wild strawberries and dreamed of owning the land one day. When he shares his dream with Nelander, she's determined to make it a reality. Using the last of her savings, this is the only chance they'll have at success. The enterprise faces insurmountable obstacles, but can they succeed with the help of their Kansas Pirates clan?
Covenant by Tanya Hanson Covenant by Tanya Hanson July 24, 2014 $0.99 12130 words Sample 20%
Can a Christmas blizzard ignite love gone cold? Alone, abandoned, struck with guilt and grief, mail order bride Ella Green refuses to celebrate their first wedding anniversary by herself on the Nebraska homestead. Her fault Charlotte died. Her fault her husband couldn’t stick around. So it’s back to Pennsylvania. Until the snow hits.
Her Christmas Wish by Tracy Garrett Her Christmas Wish by Tracy Garrett July 24, 2014 $0.99 12237 words Sample 20%
Her only wish for Christmas was the man who left her behind. Kathryn McConnell is a widow celebrating a milestone birthday alone. Though she feels a woman should be able to mourn the passing of her thirtieth birthday any way she wants, she won’t turn away a cowboy in need of lodging—until she learns it’s the man she’d expected to marry thirteen years earlier.
Peaches by Kathleen Rice Adams Peaches by Kathleen Rice Adams July 24, 2014 $0.99 13892 words Sample 20%
A romantic western Christmas story. When a strong-willed schoolteacher invades an irascible rancher’s Texas range, not even the spirit of Christmas may be able to prevent all-out war.
So Much It Hurts (So Much It Hurts Series, Book One) by Melanie Dawn So Much It Hurts (So Much It Hurts Series, Book One) by Melanie Dawn July 24, 2014 Free! 74723 words Read a sample
Kaitlyn Thomas, a weary wife and mother, is taking a much needed getaway with her friends. At a local bar, she runs into Chris King, the lead singer of the band and misunderstood bad boy from her long forgotten past. Marriage vows are sacred, but temptation is a powerful thing. Can Kaitlyn walk away with no regrets? This is a compelling story of love, loss, forgiveness, and hope.
A Husband for Christmas by Sarah J. McNeal A Husband for Christmas by Sarah J. McNeal July 24, 2014 $0.99 12128 words Sample 20%
A romantic western Christmas story. A haunting night of horror and a wish for a new life. Teekonka Red Sky loves Jane and her son, but all his efforts to help them past their painful memories of the night Michael Pierpont died have been unsuccessful. Unwilling to give up, can his Lakota beliefs help him bring peace to Robin and free Jane to love again?
The Spaces Between by Wendy Goult The Spaces Between by Wendy Goult July 24, 2014 $4.99 35481 words Sample 20%
This is a story of love, loss, discovery and the belief in second chances.
A Christmas Miracle by Phyliss Miranda A Christmas Miracle by Phyliss Miranda July 24, 2014 $0.99 13573 words Sample 20%
A romantic western Christmas story. Acceptance comes not through frosty eyes, but from the warmth of loving hearts. Mattie Jo Ashley has lost too many people she loves. First, her outlaw father then her mother. She is determined not to lose her baby sister to a mysterious disease. She has no choice but to seek aid from the shy, but skilled local doctor.
Marked by Jaymie Holland Marked by Jaymie Holland July 24, 2014 $2.99 38435 words Sample 20%
Tracie craves submission and control. Men don’t hang around in her life, so she’s trying to be content with her dark dream lover and memories of submission past. When she sees not one but two men who stir her fantasies, Tracie knows she’d better head in the opposite direction. Fast. But Lucas and Kane have other ideas, which include the pretty blonde on her knees…and in their lives. Permanently.
The Trouble with Playing Cupid by Tamara Philip The Trouble with Playing Cupid by Tamara Philip July 24, 2014 $2.99 31234 words Sample 20%
One New Year's Eve, shy singer, December Brown drunkenly texts her talk show host pal, Trace Randall, about her long time crush on the aloof actor, Tom Elmswood. Thinking the two celebrities would make a cute couple, he unwisely decides to play matchmaker... in front of a live studio audience. Will these two lonely hearts ever make a love connection or has this cupid's arrow missed its mark?
Desired By the Wolf: Part 3 (BBW Werewolf / Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn Desired By the Wolf: Part 3 (BBW Werewolf / Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn July 24, 2014 $2.99 9174 words Sample 20%
Lenore is confronted with the truth as Nick reveals what he is, and what she’s become. Her normal life is shattered, never to return. She confronts her anger and fear as Nick tells her his beginnings, and what the future holds. Matters are complicated when her brother visits her and takes matters into his own hands. Now she has two wild men to handle, and she only hopes both will survive.
Sixteen Reasons by Ainslie Paton Sixteen Reasons by Ainslie Paton July 24, 2014 Free! 22786 words Read a sample
Sixteen Reasons is a novella which includes day dreaming, pain for beauty’s sake, balloon dogs, zombie guts, long haired men in leather, fireworks, and the sweetest lip lock this side of the hip, cool and groovy 70s. It's a companion story to Hooked on a Feeling.
Hey, Cowboy by Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Hey, Cowboy by Mary J. McCoy-Dressel July 24, 2014 $0.99 118957 words Sample 20%
A break in the bull riding season finds Velia and Caulder back in Tucson. Happiness abounds as they begin a new journey together— Family, friends, and rowdy cowboys are brought together to share in joy, and sometimes pain. Happiness is within reach. Their burning love needs to be strong enough to overcome enemies plotting against Velia’s family—and a possible career-ending injury for Caulder.