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Ocean Spirit : The Story of an Undine by Anne Spackman Ocean Spirit : The Story of an Undine by Anne Spackman Oct. 25, 2014 Free! 2741 words Read a sample
Brandon, a surfer from San Diego, takes a business trip to Boston, where he meets a mysterious woman on the beach.
A Very Romantic Christmas by Storytellers Unlimited A Very Romantic Christmas by Storytellers Unlimited Oct. 25, 2014 $0.99 191303 words Sample 15%
Christmas has the power to bring people together…families, friends, and especially lovers. A Very Romantic Christmas reaches across time and space to remind us that the holidays are about love and connection. Settle in with a plate of Christmas cookies and some hot tea, tune to a carol-only radio station, and indulge in this holiday treat. Contains two full-length books and two novellas.
Taxigirls by David Cooper Taxigirls by David Cooper Oct. 25, 2014 $3.49 22839 words Sample 15%
John ist ein Asien-Fan und fliegt nach Thailand. Sein Plan ist es, sich ins Nachtleben zu stürzen, um sich zu amüsieren. Doch Thailand hat sich in den letzten Jahren dramatisch verändert. John schaut sich nach einem anderen Land um, und wird dort auch fündig. Er findet eine Welt, die er zuvor noch nicht kannte, die Welt der Taxigirls. Die Welt der Taxigirls ist eine Welt der Illusionen...
The Promise of a Gentleman by Linda Rae Sande The Promise of a Gentleman by Linda Rae Sande Oct. 25, 2014 $5.99 276673 words Sample 10%
Will the third time be the charm? In 1802 London, Emma Fitzsimmons is determined to fend for herself in life as well as love. Her banker has other plans for her future, though—marriage—as does her best friend. Given the options, should Emma consider the tall broker? Or the rake who isn't what he seems? What of her employer? Six can become three in this sensual tale of mismatchmaking at its finest.
Autumn's Kiss: 10 Contemporary & Historical Sweet Romances by 10 Sweet Romance Authors Autumn's Kiss: 10 Contemporary & Historical Sweet Romances by 10 Sweet Romance Authors Oct. 25, 2014 $4.99 108510 words Sample 25%
Ten sweet stories of love. Ten ways to celebrate Autumn. From a medieval stonemason to a small town shopkeeper, Regency England to Napa Vineyards, these Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal and Time-Travel short romances will capture your heart. Authors: Cindy Flores Martinez, Nicole Zoltack, Debby Lee, Beth Barany, Ruth Roberts, Kathy Bosman, Jo Grafford, LaVerne St. George, & Patricia Kiyono
Born Of Blood by Mary Eason Born Of Blood by Mary Eason Oct. 25, 2014 $2.99 33588 words Sample 20%
Is he dead? Is he alive? Will their love survive after they have just found each other again? Or is it destined to end? The battle is shaping up to be one for the centuries. There can be only one winner. Someone will die. Who will be left standing? When the moon sets. Born Of Blood - Book Three of The Night Gives Up Its Secrets
Éclosia ou l'Écosse des légendes by Nathalie Bagadey Éclosia ou l'Écosse des légendes by Nathalie Bagadey Oct. 25, 2014 $5.99 37416 words Sample 11%
Un roman d'amour initiatique au pays des légendes celtiques. A romance mixed with self-discovery on a journey to the land of celtic legends.
Shifting Hearts by Silvia Violet Shifting Hearts by Silvia Violet Oct. 25, 2014 $3.99 37616 words Sample 10%
Three years ago, Brandon walked away from Zach and a chance at love. Brandon knows he made a huge mistake, but when their paths have cross again, Zach seems unwilling to speak to Brandon much less consider his apology. Brandon will have to prove that men really can change and that what he wants most is a life with the man his heart desires.
Jaded (Music City Moguls #5) by Cheryl Douglas Jaded (Music City Moguls #5) by Cheryl Douglas Oct. 25, 2014 $2.99 64125 words Sample 20%
After a bitter divorce, Josie Denton isn't interested in dating. But when her best friend begs her to go on a blind date with a sexy country singer, she decides to play along. When D.J. Stevens meets Josie, he is definitely not playing. This country boy is all in. But is Josie too jaded to give love a second chance?
Christmas With Sarah by Janet Miller Christmas With Sarah by Janet Miller Oct. 25, 2014 $2.99 80766 words Sample 20%
A family together at Christmastime—there couldn’t be a more perfect holiday scene. But for wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur Greg Wilcox and his daughter Sarah, one thing is missing—a woman to help wrap the gifts, bake the cookies and fill that emptiness in their hearts and home. Greg and Sarah both think Molly would be the perfect addition to their family, but they have to convince Molly first.
Sunshine and Grimm by Melissa Hosack Sunshine and Grimm by Melissa Hosack Oct. 25, 2014 $3.99 49308 words Sample 20%
As hard as it is, Alex Grimm has to balance torture and mayhem with gambling and requests to see the newest tearjerker flick, things his new wife would prefer to do. Lacy complicates his life like no other woman ever has. She’s the exact opposite of him. So how can he be expected to torture evil vampires for information while his unwanted wife is bouncing around behind him with animated energy?
Regali - A Walker Saga Book 4 by Jaymin Eve Regali - A Walker Saga Book 4 by Jaymin Eve Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 68683 words Sample 15%
Three of the Seventine are free and Abigail is running out of time to gather the half-Walkers for the final battle. And on top of that Lucy reveals her latest vision: Abigail must break the melding bond with Brace; if she doesn’t, everyone will die. But is there one hope for them? New information from the Walker gathering reveals that there may be a ritual to return the Seventine to their prison.
Nightshade by Maria McCartan Nightshade by Maria McCartan Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 20707 words Sample 20%
After a terrifying discovery, Carly Singleton tries to find a way to put the past behind her and focus on her wedding plans. However, Nick has deadly secrets that threaten to destroy everything they hold dear. Will their love be enough to stand against it all?
Blood Treasure #1 (New Adult Vampire Romance) by Mac Flynn Blood Treasure #1 (New Adult Vampire Romance) by Mac Flynn Oct. 24, 2014 Free! 7150 words Read a sample
A forgotten tomb, a bored college-aged woman, and one wrong step lead to a sensual encounter. Mary Murray is the college-aged student, a woman bored out of her mind with digging for artifacts that aren’t there. Things change when a fellow student stumbles on a lost tomb and her careless professor unleashed pleasures she never imagined.
A Civilian for Silo by J.A. Hornbuckle A Civilian for Silo by J.A. Hornbuckle Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 96829 words Sample 20%
It started with a one-night stand…between an Albuquerque socialite and a Hellion biker. And a promise to call if help was needed as Shelly Palmer tried to extradite both herself and her sister, Lulu, from the mess their scheming father had left them. It's a story about how more times than not, you have to get out of your own way−in order to let love in.
Goody Two Shoes by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Goody Two Shoes by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 100629 words Sample 15%
Take one American singer who doesn't believe in love, add a Scottish librarian who doesn't think she'll ever fall in love and you have romantic chaos Invertary style! This is the follow up book to Lingerie Wars.
Eric and Leila's Story by S.A. Dennison Eric and Leila's Story by S.A. Dennison Oct. 24, 2014 $4.99 71986 words Sample 20%
What is in this book? Well let’s see, Drama, Hierarchy, Hot Romance, Sexy Rock Stars, Werewolves and other shifters, A perfectly blended family of unwanted misfits, And a beautiful heroin who doesn’t take any crap. Want to see how I tie all these descriptions together? Well, what can I say? Read the book!
The Teaser by Michael Dalton The Teaser by Michael Dalton Oct. 24, 2014 Free! 21874 words Read a sample
What if the love of your life isn't allowed to love anyone at all? Manhattan lawyer Tom Dempsey has a pedigreed background—a wealthy father and a grandfather who's a federal judge—but it isn't enough for the woman he wants.
Cerulean Seas:  Book two in the Jessica Hart series by Jenn Brink Cerulean Seas: Book two in the Jessica Hart series by Jenn Brink Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 87156 words Sample 20%
Jessica is on the run again, trying to outsmart her past, and an unknown assailant.
Black Roses:  Book one in the Jessica Hart series by Jenn Brink Black Roses: Book one in the Jessica Hart series by Jenn Brink Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 87157 words Sample 10%
A crazed killer is stalking Jessica, wanting something she doesn't have. Jessica needs to find the answers to her problems, before time runs out.
Obsession Suite: 4 dark erotic tales of obsession and need by Sommer Marsden Obsession Suite: 4 dark erotic tales of obsession and need by Sommer Marsden Oct. 24, 2014 $0.99 10367 words Sample 15%
Mini book: Four dark erotic tales of obsession and need… Dirty Little Lollipop: an affair that is as consuming as it is intoxicating. Fallen: Obsession can drive a woman to do questionable thing. For Tonight: A rock star who wants what he wants even when he’s never going to have it. My Will: A husband surrenders to his wife’s will.
I met u again in the middle of the crossroad by Birister Sharma I met u again in the middle of the crossroad by Birister Sharma Oct. 24, 2014 $1.99 38515 words Sample 20%
Vir and Sunita, they loved each other so much that they couldn't depart for a moment. They are made for each other. But the destiny has different plans for them. Sunita got married early and settled in distant land without any knowledge of Vir. When Vir came to know, he is lying death. Everything falls like a thunderbolt in his life. He is on the path of self-destruction.
Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) Will one kiss seal their love? by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) Will one kiss seal their love? by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku Oct. 24, 2014 $1.74 57902 words Sample 20%
Accepting Logan's marriage proposal was the most exciting event of Lorna's life. But deciding in what country to marry her fiancé proved to be more than a tearful ordeal. When Lorna's dad announced unexpected news, the wedding wheels spun in a different direction. With other family member's stirring conflict, would there be a wedding? Or would their shared kiss deepen their desire?
The Professional by J. M. Daniel The Professional by J. M. Daniel Oct. 24, 2014 Free! 21568 words Sample 20%
Ethan Whales is an X-special forces soldier, turned private investigator, that is facing hard times. After the murder of his wife and daughter, Ethan finds himself in deep depression. Ethan's life long friend, Martin, introduces him to a new client. Rebecca Gant is in a dangerous marriage and can't get out. With little hope Rebecca turns to Ethan for help.
Heat by RJ Scott Heat by RJ Scott Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 44367 words Sample 20%
Serving up passion, family, love and hate, with a side order of arson. Lewis has lost nearly everything, and now it seems that Devon is here to take the last thing he has left - his beloved restaurant, Laurels. But when an arsonist threatens everything Lewis loves, he realizes sometimes everyone has their ghosts, and he discovers an unexpected ally who is prepared to risk everything for him.
Claiming Callie: Part four by Paige Rion Claiming Callie: Part four by Paige Rion Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 23103 words Sample 20%
Brokenhearted and deceived, Callie questions her feelings more than ever and falls back on old habits to bury her emotions. Only this time, it doesn’t work. With her relationship and job hanging in the balance, Callie is faced with confronting her daemons, healing the past, and getting her life together, once and for all. But it’s not over for her and Dean. He has one last plan to make her his.
Behind the Shield of Protection by Andie Renee Behind the Shield of Protection by Andie Renee Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 96579 words Sample 20%
Heartbreaking tragedy drove former USSS Agent Rilen Brandt into hiding years ago. And refusing to be defeated by the memories that are beginning to torment her, she will also not allow the unnerving presence of Prince Malkin Megalos to cause her to stumble because Jesus is still healing her bleeding heart. But she is not at all prepared to accept the truth of why the prince is really there.
The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 93267 words Sample 20%
Tully Morgan hasn’t been back to Marietta for more than a few brief visits since the night of the 1996 senior prom eighteen years ago, when the chance exposure of a long-held family secret sent her running to her uncle in California in shock. She stood up her date Ren Fletcher that night, and she hasn’t seen him since. Now she’s here for an extended stay...
Hot Boxed: How I Found Love on Amazon by Lacey Noonan Hot Boxed: How I Found Love on Amazon by Lacey Noonan Oct. 24, 2014 $0.99 12935 words Sample 20%
Hot Boxed is the story of Randi, a 20-something girl working at an Amazon Distribution Center who wants more out of life. Assuming she'll work there forever, a name pops up on her scanner that ignites her passions. Does she have the courage to break the chains that bind her, to step out of her dreary life and do something so, so, so crazy to get what she wants? Find out in this super-steamy story!
Claiming Callie: Part three by Paige Rion Claiming Callie: Part three by Paige Rion Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 28883 words Sample 20%
Operation Get the Girl is working. Or is it? As Callie beings to drift away from Dean, he must tell her the truth about Operation Get the Girl. That it's her he wants. But time is running out, and he must make his move before it’s too late.
Golden State Limited by David Galster Golden State Limited by David Galster Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 39687 words Sample 20%
This "Roaring 20s" story begins when lonely architect, Kent Stevensen travels from Chicago to Los Angeles to visit his actress cousin, Ramona. A flamboyant piano player pursues her, but she is attracted to a handsome stuntman. Ramona encourages the shy and reticent Kent to meet girls. Exciting moments follow when the suitors vie for Ramona's love.
Help Wanted by Charmaine Gordon Help Wanted by Charmaine Gordon Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 21717 words Sample 25%
Steve and Sally Atwood have some big adjustments to make when they move to River’s Edge. Afraid he is losing Sally to a more exciting world, Steve panics, but despite Sally’s lecherous new boss, together they rediscover all the love of their thirty-five years together and all the... excitement... that brings to their lives.
Seasons Pass (Enlightenment 1.5) by Joanna Chambers Seasons Pass (Enlightenment 1.5) by Joanna Chambers Oct. 24, 2014 Free! 5910 words Read a sample
It's April 1822. Two years have passed since Lord Murdo Balfour met low-born lawyer, David Lauriston in Edinburgh. Back then, Lauriston's naïve idealism provoked Murdo's scorn, yet Murdo has not been able to forget him. When Murdo's father asks him to return to Edinburgh, he faces a dilemma. Perhaps a visit to Kit Redford's discreet establishment will help him decide what to do?
One Hot Knight by Bo Dunne One Hot Knight by Bo Dunne Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 6451 words Sample 15%
Back from the Army, Greg isn't the fun-loving kid he used to be. Sis is determined to help her despondent hero become his real self again. Will the brother who once protected her virginity be willing to take her as she dreams he will? Sis will need to walk a fine line between being his devoted and loving little sister and the very sexual grown woman she's become. But how can she catch him?
The Cowboy's Baby Goes To Heaven by Gretchen Rix The Cowboy's Baby Goes To Heaven by Gretchen Rix Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 78313 words Sample 20%
Former diplomat Leona Robin wonders if she made a mistake moving to rural Texas. Her son loves it here, but in a place where it's normal for a prize bull to have his own pet pig and hay bales are raining from the sky, Leona wonders how she'll ever fit in. That is, until she'd thrown right into local preacher Ralph Maybeath's arms. Second in The Cowboy's Baby series. A romantic comedy.
Serendipity Summer by Laurie Kozlowski Serendipity Summer by Laurie Kozlowski Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 33792 words Sample 20%
The chance for a new beginning draws Anna into fulfilling an aunt's dying wish while an overwhelming desire for her former boss, Jake Ivers, unravels any doubt that soul mates don't exist.--Wildlife photographer, Jake Ivers, lands an assignment in the mountain town of Riverbend Way, Tennessee. He is soon in over his head with the townspeople, a rich old lady,and convincing Anna she has his heart.
Girl on Fire by Melinda Skye Girl on Fire by Melinda Skye Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 40286 words Sample 2%
Orphaned teen Brigitta Bayer is about to begin a lifetime journey of seeking her green-eyed hero—and of becoming a superhero in her own right.
Monsters and Shifters and Men, Oh My! Paranormal Menage and Multiple Partner Romance Stories by Giselle Renarde Monsters and Shifters and Men, Oh My! Paranormal Menage and Multiple Partner Romance Stories by Giselle Renarde Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 83368 words Sample 10%
Just can’t get enough? Grab this box set of spicy paranormal romances! Inside you’ll find a princess in hiding, a forest full of shapeshifters and a faery with a secret. Meanwhile, paranormal investigators Geoff and Anna are northward bound to search for the legendary Shadow People. And how will Artemis react when she encounters a cunning incubus who knows what he wants… and takes it?
Flirting with Fire by Tara Quan Flirting with Fire by Tara Quan Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 21160 words Sample 10%
Welcome to Washington, D.C., where magical beings struggle with everyday problems like burning walls and exploding laptops. On Halloween, apprentice witch and full-time cat familiar Catalina Gato gets her annual night of freedom. Needing some no-strings-attached sex, she signs up for Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service. Sparks literally fly!
Anxious Hearts: Daphne and Zander by Felicia Tatum Anxious Hearts: Daphne and Zander by Felicia Tatum Oct. 24, 2014 $0.99 42098 words
Can two lost souls find a way to be together? Will they see love isn’t something only a few people have, but something they can attain as well? Daphne Waterman is a happy-go-lucky interior designer by day, but has a secret. Hiding her condition from everyone around her, she struggles with her emotions and thoughts alone, until one of her one night stands turns out to be closer than she thought.
Cardinal (Citizen Saga, Book 2) by Nicola Claire Cardinal (Citizen Saga, Book 2) by Nicola Claire Oct. 24, 2014 $4.99 85766 words Sample 10%
Being invisible can have its advantages, but not when the Chief Overseer knows what your alias is. Lena Carr can no longer walk the streets as the Elite she was born to be, but for his "Zebra" Trent Masters would do anything. Risk his life. Kill. As long as it's good for the rebellion. But Selena is up to something, and if Trent knows his Elite, he's sure it's going to be reckless.
Tales of the Djinn: The Double by Emma Holly Tales of the Djinn: The Double by Emma Holly Oct. 24, 2014 $5.99 102906 words Sample 15%
What if the man you loved had a double? That’s the challenge Elyse faces when a flying carpet lands her and her new djinn lover in the glorious city he calls home. Cade’s people need help recovering from a curse, but this isn't the only problem they’ll have to fix. Cade’s trip to Elyse’s world created a duplicate of himself, a not-quite carbon copy who firmly believes he’s Cade’s superior.
The Guardians: Earth by S. Nicole Johnson The Guardians: Earth by S. Nicole Johnson Oct. 24, 2014 $8.99 91984 words Sample 10%
Werewolves are gorgeous model like men that turn into majestic wolves. Vampires can control themselves so that they can be with a human without drinking from them. Fairies are cute little winged creatures that fly around and do sweet things. Witches are one with nature and they can do amazing things with their magic. Demons stay in Hell. Um, No.
Undertow, Wunderland #1 (NA Contemporary Romance) by Jen Greyson Undertow, Wunderland #1 (NA Contemporary Romance) by Jen Greyson Oct. 24, 2014 $2.99 82966 words Sample 40%
Six girls. One bachelor. On water. What could possibly go wrong? When Sangria Henlie's firm takes on a reality TV client, she has no choice but to wade through ridiculous and tedious paperwork, heightening her distaste for unscripted television—And they upped the stupidity by putting the bachelor on a boat. For her, Undertow, can’t sail out to sea—and her life—fast enough.
Sherdan's Country by Jess Mountifield Sherdan's Country by Jess Mountifield Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 75564 words Sample 20%
Book 3 in The Sherdan series follows Sherdan and Anya as they fight to get their country back, but even their normal allies are wary of getting involved in this battle. With Sherdan wanted dead by more than one government, can Anya keep him alive long enough? And even if she does, will the cost be worth it? Sherdan's Country continues the roller-coaster ride begun in Sherdan's Prophecy.
Mended by Marie Mended by Marie Oct. 24, 2014 $0.99 80183 words Sample 5%
Kassie Lawton had a tough life. Almost everyone she had ever loved in her life had abandoned her in some way. So when a new guy comes along and weeds his way into her heart, will she learn to let go of her past pain and give in to a love with no bounds?
Jerking Iron (A Bad Boyfriends Novel) by Nya Rawlyns Jerking Iron (A Bad Boyfriends Novel) by Nya Rawlyns Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 76838 words Sample 20%
Nick Lopez is an ex-cop wounded in the line of duty. Jace McClune works vice. Both have seen and done too much. When Thomas Kane puts out a call for help, Nick and Jace join forces for a simple sting operation. They’re about to find out why a man you can’t break is a man worth breaking…
Falling Star by Laura DeLuca Falling Star by Laura DeLuca Oct. 24, 2014 $4.99 139168 words Sample 20%
Drew DiPalma feels like he's living a lie. He's had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent. To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he'd often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach.
His Cemetery Doll by Brantwijn Serrah His Cemetery Doll by Brantwijn Serrah Oct. 24, 2014 $5.99 53920 words Sample 20%
Conall knows the angel standing in his graveyard is only a statue. After all, he carved her with his own two hands. Can she possibly be...alive?
Hexed - Book four by Stephanie Nelson Hexed - Book four by Stephanie Nelson Oct. 24, 2014 $3.99 85678 words Sample 20%
Everything and everyone has an expiration date, including Gwen Sparks. When Dorian, the Angel of Death, saved her, he did more than bend the rules: he shattered them.