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Cocotte by David Manoa Cocotte by David Manoa Sep. 01, 2014 $0.99 14758 words Sample 10%
Oliver offers Emily a sex worker $50,000 dollars at the bar as an offer to work for him as his personal assistant, giving her the chance to start a new life and forge a career. But there is one rule. The arrangement is strictly professional. But things become difficult when Oliver who tries to keep it professional begins to fall in love with Emily that he becomes Torn by the conflict inside.
A Scandalous Deception by Ava Stone A Scandalous Deception by Ava Stone Sep. 01, 2014 $3.99 65988 words Sample 20%
Everyone knows Lady Felicity Pierce has been widowed for three years, except she hasn't been. Lissy escaped the clutches of her dangerous husband but lost any chance for a happy future in the process. Her harrowing escape would be for naught should anyone ever learn the truth. If only her husband had been the man she thought he was. If only he'd been more like Phineas Granard, Viscount Carraway.
We Own the Night (The Night Songs Collection #3) by Kristen Strassel We Own the Night (The Night Songs Collection #3) by Kristen Strassel Sep. 01, 2014 $2.99 74914 words Sample 20%
Callie Chabot would stop at nothing to save her ex-boyfriend Blade Bennett from the clutches of vampire clan leader Talis de Rancourt, even if means becoming immortal herself. What she doesn’t know is that Blade has already defeated Talis, and he’s waiting for Callie in the afterlife.
Forever Darkness by Laura Morgan Forever Darkness by Laura Morgan Sep. 01, 2014 $3.99 78775 words Sample 20%
The Black Prince of Hell, Blake Rose, has finally found love. But now, his lover Tilly lies dying on Earth after having been stabbed by a white witch, and despite all his power Blake cannot help her. He will do anything it takes to save his soul mate. He'll even make a deal with the Devil, his own mother, in order to save her soul from the bottom of the hellish heap. But will she say yes to him?
Making Over Mike by Lisa Plumley Making Over Mike by Lisa Plumley Sep. 01, 2014 $5.99 95273 words Sample 20%
Reality TV meets "Fashion Emergency" when an out-of-work short-order cook and temporary taxi driver wins a makeover at the hands of an ambitious career counselor-turned life coach. It's a macho makeover! But how far will he go...to become the man of her dreams?
Boston Lady (A Spitfire Series, #2) by Glenda Diana Boston Lady (A Spitfire Series, #2) by Glenda Diana Sep. 01, 2014 $5.99 102224 words Sample 20%
A Spitfire Novel Book 2 Herb Walker didn't want a wife...mostly a city woman. He wanted a woman who could withstand the west and survive. It was up to Constance O'Hally to prove to him that not only was she strong enough to survive...she was strong enough to love him.
The Foreman by J.T. Hall The Foreman by J.T. Hall Sep. 01, 2014 $2.99 6995 words Sample 30%
Tim's got a crush on the foreman, with his Burt Reynolds looks and his commanding presence. When he messes up on the job, he figures it's all over. But Gary Zucker may just have a solution for his younger crewman. Because Gary likes boys who know how to please the boss.
Shine by Joann H. Buchanan Shine by Joann H. Buchanan Sep. 01, 2014 $3.99 70239 words Sample 20%
"Light shines through the darkest cloud." Angels are all around us, they get drunk off espresso, wear clothes like normal human beings and yes even have families like the rest of human society. These were just a few of the things Elizabeth was about to learn.
Lacing Shadows: Anthology by Tina Smith Lacing Shadows: Anthology by Tina Smith Sep. 01, 2014 $2.99 91909 words Sample 50%
Asia, a young college student, struggles between two seductive temptations. Farren is desperate to escape her heart-wrenching grief when she encounters vampires. Holly finds herself home alone on winter break when she rescues a handsome Fae. Lena has always been aware of a world beyond our own when she attempts to help a mysterious ghost. Ruby is entranced by a creature made of nightmares...
Almost a Family by Donna Alward Almost a Family by Donna Alward Sep. 01, 2014 $2.99 53635 words Sample 20%
What do you do when the boy next door turns out to be the only man you’ve ever loved?
Out of Control by Tory Richards Out of Control by Tory Richards Sep. 01, 2014 $4.49 68099 words Sample 20%
Logan Knight is recuperating from a fire that killed his two best friends. Libby Turner is on a mission to keep her beloved grandmother out of an assisted living facility. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly and they can't keep their hands off each other. Can they stick to their plan of keeping their relationship strictly sexual or do they give in to the love that claims their hearts?
Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Wide Awake at the Sleeptite Motel by Gene Clements Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Wide Awake at the Sleeptite Motel by Gene Clements Sep. 01, 2014 $0.99 12367 words Sample 30%
Book 11 is the final chapter in the Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX series. After two years as high school sweethearts, Tilly and Elmer are off to college; Elmer to Cedar Falls, Iowa; Tilly to San Francisco. Before she leaves, Elmer wants them to enjoy the ultimate debauchery, something even more shocking and forbidden than their usual exploits. The Sleeptite Motel will never be the same after this.
Twilight Guardians by Maggie Shayne Twilight Guardians by Maggie Shayne Sep. 01, 2014 $4.99 105875 words Sample 20%
They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley they had a cure for the condition that would kill her. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead. She took the deal, not to extend her life, but because it would make her strong–strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother.
The Boys Next Door by Rosalie Lario The Boys Next Door by Rosalie Lario Sep. 01, 2014 $0.99 73566 words Sample 50%
After a heartbreaking betrayal, Lexi Ferrell is determined to get far away from her small hometown. So when she scores a scholarship to a prestigious law school in Miami, she jumps at the chance to live right on South Beach. Sun, sand, and an endless stream of beautiful people: who could resist? But her apartment complex provides far more than she asked for…in the form of two yummy new neighbors.
A Model Hero by Sara Daniel A Model Hero by Sara Daniel Sep. 01, 2014 $2.99 21067 words Sample 10%
Gretchen Meyers is a full-figured woman living in a model thin world. Kyle Ramsey is the epitome of physical perfection. He’s also Gretchen’s last hope to save her mother’s struggling modeling agency. But she’s asking for the one thing he can’t give and she’s already lost her heart…
A Lesson in Love by Stephanie Morris A Lesson in Love by Stephanie Morris Sep. 01, 2014 $3.99 70849 words Sample 10%
Arianna Costello is heartbroken at the tragic and sudden loss of her parents. She needs time to heal and can’t think of a better way to do so than to spend time with her aunt and uncle in Rome. The last thing Arianna expects to do is meet a man who makes her question every plan that she has carefully laid out. But that’s exactly what Vincente Fertelli does.
Meet Me in Silicon Valley by Anita Claire Meet Me in Silicon Valley by Anita Claire Sep. 01, 2014 $3.99 44330 words Sample 20%
Starting her first job at a Silicon Valley start-up and moving in with her wild childhood friend Cassie, Juliette learns they don’t call San Jose-Man Jose for nothing. Soon Juliette meets two hot sexy men. Who will she choose, sexy swimmer Zach or hot Dr. Nate? Thankfully she has her college girlfriends to help her – dubbed The Princesses after their Halloween costumes from their freshman year.
Kiss Me in Silicon Valley by Anita Claire Kiss Me in Silicon Valley by Anita Claire Sep. 01, 2014 $3.99 38265 words Sample 20%
Dating two sexy guys at once can be fun and confusing especially when work is getting political and your wild roommate is now dating hot professional football player Luke Tomlinson. Thankfully Juliette Cole has her band of college girlfriends dubbed The Princesses after their costumes at a freshman Halloween party to help her out. Book 2 of the Princess of Silicon Valley
"Ethan Frome" Made Easy: Literature Guide by Students' Academy Aug. 31, 2014 $2.50 8635 words Sample 20%
“Ethan Frome” is even today the author’s one of the most popular novels. Although it is a short book, it has rightly established itself as one of American Literature’s great tragic love stories.
Straight Stalk by Tera Lynn Childs Straight Stalk by Tera Lynn Childs Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 61059 words Sample 15%
A Southern girl turned boutique owner with a string of gay ex-boyfriends is out to prove that her latest ex, the star of a gay makeover show, isn't gay with the help of the show's tasty chef.
Eye Candy by Tera Lynn Childs Eye Candy by Tera Lynn Childs Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 65818 words Sample 15%
When a fashion executive goes to drastic lengths to stop yet another conversation about her too-good-to-be-true-ex, she ends up hiring a male model to play her boyfriend for a weekend... and maybe longer.
Ash: Before Dawn (Native American Gay Vampire Romance) by Skye Eagleday Ash: Before Dawn (Native American Gay Vampire Romance) by Skye Eagleday Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 21294 words Sample 20%
(A scorching hot erotic romance only for those 18 or older, which features graphically explicit Vampire Threesome Sex and much, much more. This edition combines an earlier version of Ash’s story along with that of the newly turned vampire, Vivian--who finds a human lover of her own.)
Her Wounded Warrior by Kristi Rose Her Wounded Warrior by Kristi Rose Aug. 31, 2014 Free! 5198 words Read a sample
Kelly is secretly in love with Jeff. She wants to tell him how she feels but to do so would break her Code of Ethics. Occupational therapist aren't suppose to fall for their patients. Finally, the day has come for Jeff to be discharged from the VA hospital and Kelly knows this will likely be the last time she sees him. Letting him go will be the hardest thing she's ever done.
Knowing Beth by Kathy O'Rourke Knowing Beth by Kathy O'Rourke Aug. 31, 2014 $3.99 88544 words Sample 15%
Knowing Beth by Kathy O’Rourke is Book One in the Men of Nirvana Flats Series. Beth: A young woman in trouble.......Parker: A man with a sad secret. Was it just an accident that they met? Or something else? Can Parker and his crew help Beth handle her past demons? Can Beth help Parker deal with his painful past?
Need Me: A Glory Days Finale by Theresa Hissong Need Me: A Glory Days Finale by Theresa Hissong Aug. 31, 2014 $1.99 62909 words Sample 20%
Book 1 in A Glory Days Finale My mother told me on her deathbed that I would find my one true love and that she will need me to care for her. Brooklyn Cordeau is the beautiful brunette who owns the restaurant I’ve frequented for the past year. She is everything I wished for when I thought about my one true love. There are demons from her past and that’s where I hoped they stay…in the past.
Any Other Way by Michelle Ziegler Any Other Way by Michelle Ziegler Aug. 31, 2014 Free! 3730 words Read a sample
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Clancy's Security The Quest for Jenny by Leigh Edbre Clancy's Security The Quest for Jenny by Leigh Edbre Aug. 31, 2014 $0.99 23000 words Sample 20%
Clancy's Security team travels to Texas. They need to try and brake up a human trafficking ring that is run by the Cuban Cartel. Bailey and Jenny find themselves in a situation the they may not be able to free themselves from.
From the First Touch #3 by Gwendalyn Fox From the First Touch #3 by Gwendalyn Fox Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 8985 words Sample 10%
My life seems more and more surreal as the weeks go by. Lucas has a shoot in Paris, and he has asked me to come along. I jumped at the opportunity. A week alone with Lucas and wondering the streets of the most romantic city in the world? You don’t have to ask me twice. But I am too familiar with the concept of things often being too good to be true. And Lucas is no exception.
Unveiled by Kristina Cook Unveiled by Kristina Cook Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 83211 words Sample 15%
Miss Jane Rosemoor doesn’t want marriage. Hayden, Earl of Westfield, doesn’t want love. But when their paths cross, sparks fly and passions ignite, putting their resolve to the test in UNVEILED, book #3 in the “Undone by Love” series by Kristina Cook.
Undressed by Kristina Cook Undressed by Kristina Cook Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 87061 words Sample 15%
From nationally bestselling author Kristina Cook comes the second book in the award-winning "Undone by Love" series featuring an intelligent Scottish lass and a gentleman determined to regain his reputation. Inexplicably drawn to one another, Brenna Maclachlan and Colin Rosemoor fight their attraction as Colin's sister Jane plays matchmaker. Will secrets, lies, and circumstances keep them apart?
Luna's Quest by Wendy  W.L. Sexton Luna's Quest by Wendy W.L. Sexton Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 46412 words Sample 20%
Luna has been on her own since she was fourteen, and working was the only thing she had ever done.... Until she turned on the surveillance system, then she saw a man with long brown hair, walking in.He had on dark sunglasses, tight dark jeans, boots, and a leather jacket.
Love Life and Circumstance by J.T. Cheyanne V.L. Moon Love Life and Circumstance by J.T. Cheyanne V.L. Moon Aug. 31, 2014 $3.99 70289 words Sample 20%
When destiny deals a cruel blow and the life of a newborn baby hangs by a thread, Seth and Elijah are flung together to deal with the tragic circumstances. The grief threatens to consume them, while joy and fear work to unite them. Jealousy, love, lies and bitter truths rise to the surface and threaten to tear them apart. Can the powers of love and life bring them together and heal the loneliness.
Samantha's Promise by Nicholas J. Ambrose Samantha's Promise by Nicholas J. Ambrose Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 61032 words Sample 20%
Tired, strung out, and overworked Samantha Brown’s week goes from bad to worse when a collision with a stranger sends her folder of graphic design work flying—right into a well-placed puddle. At least she has the weekend to fix the damage. But the weekend is rarely peaceful. ...
Kristen James Series Box Set by Kristen James Kristen James Series Box Set by Kristen James Aug. 31, 2014 $3.99 175379 words Sample 20%
Includes More Than Memories, A Wedding To Remember, Embers of Hope, More Than A Promise and a bonus novella, The Cowboy Kiss.
Haunted by Maris Soule Haunted by Maris Soule Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 59174 words Sample 20%
A haunted house brings them together. It doesn’t matter to Valerie Wiggins that most people believe Jason McLain killed his wife. She needs the Oscar winner’s expertise in special effects if they're going to turn the local charity’s annual haunted house into a money maker. Once they meet sparks fly, but both are haunted by their pasts...and that could be murder.
Role Play by Billie Arsceneaux Role Play by Billie Arsceneaux Aug. 31, 2014 $3.99 44330 words Sample 20%
Penthouse Lace catered to the elite. It’s hostess is found dead. With a private list stolen from her desk, the killer seeks out others that are friends. Sonia is on that list and after two more deaths she is now in danger. Sonia is standing on the edge of a very deadly sword retired cop Aiden is her protector. A man of few words yet they share an attraction and only he can save her.
Love Reckless by A. J. Shelton Love Reckless by A. J. Shelton Aug. 31, 2014 $1.99 27730 words Sample 20%
After being forced to leave her girlfriend in rehab, Harley begins a relationship with her new, unexpected crush− her best friend's mother, Patricia. Their affair ultimately forces them confront their own sins, shortcomings, and the impact of their reckless love.
Tiara Wars by Caren Crane Tiara Wars by Caren Crane Aug. 31, 2014 $3.99 73106 words Sample 10%
Katie's life was determined by the rules and expectations of others, everything from beauty pageant wins to community fundraising coups. When her husband dies unexpectedly and a past secret surfaces, Katie must face the fact that her life isn't quite what she—or anyone else—thought it was. She sets out to determine what she wants from life, which may just include a sexy Italian restaurateur.
Love Comes to Cookesville by Jael Friese Love Comes to Cookesville by Jael Friese Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 70702 words Sample 20%
Jason Stuart is at the end of his rope... Some people say, once you cross a line, you can never go back.  No one believes that more than Jason Stuart who has been living on the edge of hell the past few years. He's lost the only person who truly matters in his life: Shayla Cooke, who is leaving town with no intention of coming back.
Midnight Black by Maria McCartan Midnight Black by Maria McCartan Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 20278 words Sample 10%
Shattered by her painful discovery, Carly Singleton tries to pick up the pieces of her broken life. But when tragedy strikes, she finds her relationship with Nick Craven is far from over, and he will stop at nothing to win back the woman he loves.
Kylie's Rhythm by Phantiq Kylie's Rhythm by Phantiq Aug. 31, 2014 $0.99 17203 words Sample 20%
This is not your typical love story. Kylie is a young successful woman who is at crossroads in her life, she is one of the best attorney's in New York but she is very unhappy. How can she find happiness, love and hope in this sea of weariness . Follow her on her journey to find true happiness.
Crazy Beautiful by Penny Dee Crazy Beautiful by Penny Dee Aug. 31, 2014 $3.99 88920 words Sample 25%
Heath Dillinger doesn’t fall for any girl, let alone a conservative Southern girl. But when Harlow Montmarte appears at one of his gigs, life changes forever. The only problem is, she is not interested in his rock-star ways. Suddenly Heath is on the back foot and desperate to prove he is more than just a lead singer surrounded by groupies and meaningless one night stands.
Double The Filth by JT Holland Double The Filth by JT Holland Aug. 31, 2014 Free! 5818 words Read a sample
Since jumping back into the saddle with escorts, I've been a real happy man. Getting exactly what I want, every time, with no surprises or disappointment. But for some reason I haven't been with two women at once since my return to the land of escorts. But that's about to change. Because everyone knows that having two women at once is always more than twice as fun as having one at a time. 18+!
Flight to Coorah Creek (Choc Lit) by Janet Gover Flight to Coorah Creek (Choc Lit) by Janet Gover Aug. 31, 2014 $5.50 88888 words Sample 20%
What happens when you can fly, but you just can’t hide? Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portray her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life?
The Maid of Milan (Choc Lit) by Beverley Eikli The Maid of Milan (Choc Lit) by Beverley Eikli Aug. 31, 2014 $0.99 101614 words Sample 20%
How much would you pay for a clear conscience? Adelaide Leeson wants to prove herself worthy of her husband, a man of noble aspirations who married her when she was at her lowest ebb. Lord Tristan Leeson is a model of diplomacy and self-control, even curbing the fiery impulses of his youth to maintain the calm relations deemed essential by his mother-in-law to preserve his wife’s health.
Heartfire by Jennifer Strong Heartfire by Jennifer Strong Aug. 31, 2014 $4.00 107587 words Sample 15%
The Hidden Highlands, a world in which the Fae dwell, unhindered by the rules of Man. Deep in the heart of the Kingdom lies Heartfire Castle, the royal seat of the immortal Highlanders. For man, it remains hidden. For the Fae, it means safety. For Ailill, it simply means Home. This is Book 2 of the Heartfire Series by Jennifer Strong.
Hundred Calorie Snacks A Carpathian Texan Novel (Book 1) by Carolyn Haven Hundred Calorie Snacks A Carpathian Texan Novel (Book 1) by Carolyn Haven Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 97028 words Sample 20%
"Hundred Calorie Snacks" is a twisted spin on the woes of dieting made even more trying when blood, magic, crime, and love work into the mix.
The Angel She Loved - Prequel To Voices by Irene Kueh The Angel She Loved - Prequel To Voices by Irene Kueh Aug. 31, 2014 Free! 19169 words Sample 20%
Elrenia Kitrusen first meets Andrew Gritt at the beach, and her life is changed forever.  When they meet again a week later, a special bond is formed. Through Elrenia's mysterious Voices, she saves Andrew multiple times. They become inseparable. Three years later, Elrenia moves to Chicago and receives news that Andrew's marrying another. Will Elrenia be like the persistent ocean in pursuing her An
Matteo's Challenge by Grace Kagni Matteo's Challenge by Grace Kagni Aug. 31, 2014 $3.25 75354 words Sample 20%
Matteo Conti, travels to Naples for pleasure and meets Sarah Esposito while he's visiting the open market. Sarah Esposito grew up smothered by her father and two older brothers. Tragedy suddenly happens in Sarah's family and Matteo is ready to step in to help care and protect Sarah. Matteo finds this new challenge overtaking every ounce of his strength. Will Sarah let Matteo into her broken heart?
Secret Sauce by Jill Sanders Secret Sauce by Jill Sanders Aug. 31, 2014 $2.99 45074 words Sample 20%
Trent owns one of the highest profiled restaurants in New York. His food and secret recipes are highly sought after. His personal life follows his successful career, beautiful women hang on his every word. But, when his restaurant receives a bad review from one of the highest profiled food critics, things take a turn for the worse.