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The Rogue 2: The Duke's Revenge by Alexia Praks The Rogue 2: The Duke's Revenge by Alexia Praks Oct. 22, 2014 $0.99 78806 words Sample 20%
Can a tormented man forget his unpleasant past? When he wants justice, takes fate into his own hands, and in turn destroys a young woman’s freedom, do we abhor him? What if he falls in love with this woman? Will he then find salvation?
He Loves Me, He Loves You Not PT 3 by Mychea He Loves Me, He Loves You Not PT 3 by Mychea Oct. 22, 2014 $5.99 32973 words Sample 20%
Phylicia hits the ground running in this highly anticipated sequel to He Loves Me, He Loves you Not 2 Puppetmaster. Back to set the record straight and claim what s hers, Phylicia continues her pursuit of Trent. Not caring who or what gets destroyed in the process, she lands in the rural city of Greensboro, North Carolina to fulfill her undying obsession of him.
Outdated by Michael War Outdated by Michael War Oct. 22, 2014 $3.99 35258 words Sample 20%
A 36-year-old IT professional and married for ten years, Greg knows he's not the hot and exciting stud he used to be. But he didn't think he was so outdated that he would come home to find his husband screwing a younger man on their living room sofa. Stuck living with his ex, completely lost when it comes to the drastic changes of the dating landscape, it feels like he's going to be alone...
Flowers in the Morning by Irene Davidson Flowers in the Morning by Irene Davidson Oct. 21, 2014 Free! 126029 words Read a sample
grieving artist hamish finds white briars, a gothic cottage set in a rambling unkempt garden surrounded by woods in kent, england. there he discovers and falls in love with liana, an immortal flower sylph who has slept years away in an attempt to flee from the grief of repeated loss but in waking liana, the garden's guardian also wakes green jack,a malevolent sprite with ill-intent in his heart.
Always (Time for Love Book 4) by Miranda P. Charles Always (Time for Love Book 4) by Miranda P. Charles Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 56063 words Sample 20%
Ashton Payne has tried for years to make Brenna Ward notice him--to no avail. So he's finally moving on from her--for real, this time. Can Brenna, who just discovered Ash's feelings for her, convince him that she's finally woken up and is ready to explore what they could have together? But after years of unrequited love, can Ash allow himself to hope again?
Alouette's Song by Andrew Jonathan Fine Alouette's Song by Andrew Jonathan Fine Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 149874 words Sample 20%
A young man saves a beautiful violinist's life, in turn discovering she's exactly who he needs to save his own. A one-of-a-kind math prodigy with autism finds a way to break the lightspeed barrier. Can she now find a way to break the barriers within herself and reach out to the engineering freshman she secretly loves?
Tempted (Aspen Series #7) by Cindy Stark Tempted (Aspen Series #7) by Cindy Stark Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 38146 words Sample 15%
Noelle has spent too much time searching for the right man, only to find the wrong ones. Kade doesn’t need anyone to explain a broken heart to him. On the heels of a failed marriage, he's come to Aspen hoping to build not just a new motel, but a new life. The two find themselves in a place they didn’t expect to be, and must learn to put their pasts behind them to discover their future together.
Ghosts and Ghouls by Kiernan Kelly Ghosts and Ghouls by Kiernan Kelly Oct. 21, 2014 $3.49 28994 words Sample 20%
Want a bite of paranormal delight this Halloween? These five short, spooky, sexy stories bring together an eclectic mix of our favorite monsters!
A Thousand Rivers by Melissa Kuipers A Thousand Rivers by Melissa Kuipers Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 131266 words Sample 15%
An unexpected trip to a beautiful and exotic land leaves one young woman questioning her life and loyalties.
Chasing the Sun by Sasha Abernathy Chasing the Sun by Sasha Abernathy Oct. 21, 2014 $4.99 70617 words Sample 20%
A life of predictability and comfort is rocked when Terran meets the mysterious Aiden...and she's forced to choose between the life she knew and a life on the edge.
Till Darkness Falls Book 2 Children of Lilith Series by Candace L. Bowser Till Darkness Falls Book 2 Children of Lilith Series by Candace L. Bowser Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 118057 words Sample 5%
With their King Dead, Ari and her coven of vampires flee Sumeria to the fertile lands of Egypt to aid Sephre in attaining his rightful title as Pharaoh. The darkness that allowed Ari to overpower Ashurhassan has awoken something dark and vile inside her, something that places human and vampire alike in grave danger.
Sword Moon by Cyndi Goodgame Sword Moon by Cyndi Goodgame Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 11283 words Sample 20%
The Sword clan lycans are not at war with the surviving vampires who threaten the neighboring southern clans. Normal is relative when your world is altered and redefined by those walls you always felt were safe but could one day not be. Most of the younger lycan generation just want to finish school, hang with friends, and fall in love. Not fight vampires. But when the dead leader is replaced w
No Deal Breakers by Amanda Clark No Deal Breakers by Amanda Clark Oct. 21, 2014 Free! 74209 words Read a sample
Brian is reeling from the end of his engagement and feeling sorry for himself during a weekend trip to Vegas on the day that was supposed to be his wedding day. He meets Aria in a restaurant and the next thing they know they're Mr. and Mrs. Harris. Aria wants out after realizing the extent of what she's done, but Brian won't hear of it. Will they be able to work it out and have a loving marriage?
Blackstar: Future Knight by Cheyenne McCray Blackstar: Future Knight by Cheyenne McCray Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 54545 words Sample 20%
A man visits Kara nightly in erotic dreams. She learns he’s real and she’s in real danger. Adan is on a mission to find an artifact before an evil force does. When he meets Kara he is drawn to her nightly but he can't allow her to remember. Then evil finds what it has been looking for--with Kara. Now it’s a race to save the artifact, save a world, save Kara's life, and save an eternal love.
Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella by Anna Campbell Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella by Anna Campbell Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 40253 words Sample 20%
No good deed goes unpunished… To save her hen-witted sister from scandal, Philippa Sanders ventures into a rake’s bedroom – and into his power. Now her reputation hangs by a thread and only a hurried marriage can rescue her. Is the Earl of Erskine the heartless libertine the world believes? Or will Philippa discover unexpected honor in a man notorious for his wild ways?
Imprisoned (Tortured Soul 0.5) by Kate Givans Imprisoned (Tortured Soul 0.5) by Kate Givans Oct. 21, 2014 $1.99 5874 words Sample 10%
Death doesn't give second chances. Josh Pennington has discovered that there are some mistakes that you can't make up for. He was the one driving. He is the reason that his best friend died the night of the party. The guilt and the grief lead him into a downward spiral, one that threatens his own life a second time.
My Shattered Life by James Paul My Shattered Life by James Paul Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 35835 words Sample 15%
Joanie is a smart, quick witted, attractive, small town young woman. She has yet to date, and has an amazing future ahead of her. Follow Joanie through her first, and maybe last, attempt at dating once given her parents permission to do so.
Fixing Ashley by Melissa Gardener Fixing Ashley by Melissa Gardener Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 21357 words Sample 10%
Hardworking contractor Devon James, dreams of a day when he can build his own home overlooking Sebago Lake. When the opportunity arises to work for uptight designer Ashley Evans, Devon finds himself wanting to take the job, even if it means having to endure Ashley’s little quirks.
Ronan's Blood Vow by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy Ronan's Blood Vow by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 19996 words Sample 20%
Brawler Ronan O’Neill makes a living with his fists as he wanders through the American frontier. But he dreams of a home, a place to call his own. A fight in a tiny Ozarks settlement brings more than he expected and he meets a widow, Jane, who offers to tend his hurts. Jane draws upon her skills as a healer and fey ways to heal him. As he heals, he realizes he might find his way home.
The Winter Experience (Book #1 Season Experience Collection) by Eli Summers The Winter Experience (Book #1 Season Experience Collection) by Eli Summers Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 29289 words Sample 15%
From Day One, I was in love with Morgan Winters.
Flowers For Megan by Gloria Marlow Flowers For Megan by Gloria Marlow Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 52976 words Sample 20%
Twelve years ago, Megan Hardy came home from school to find most of her family brutally murdered. Now she is leading a peaceful and contented life helping others cope with grief. Until she begins having nightmares that bring her closer and closer to seeing the face of a killer...
Heart Beat Collection: Three in One by Gemini Judson Heart Beat Collection: Three in One by Gemini Judson Oct. 21, 2014 $6.99 64935 words Sample 20%
Three contemporary erotic romances from the Heartland, all with a music theme.
Happy HoHoHo by Mary Maxie Happy HoHoHo by Mary Maxie Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 49142 words Sample 5%
In time for the holidays, or any time you want a sweet escape, five of these stories are from Mary Maxie, and the sixth, is a children's story given to me to publish, by my friend Sandra Stanton Cotey.
The Fitzgerald Family Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Ednah Walters The Fitzgerald Family Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Ednah Walters Oct. 21, 2014 $5.99 306337 words Sample 20%
SLOW BURN: Dangerously handsome millionaire playboy Ron Noble is hiding a deadly secret and it involves the Fitzgerald family. MINE UNTIL DAWN Gorgeous, but damaged millionaire and gallery owner Baron Fitzgerald who will anything to keep his best employee. KISS ME CRAZY: Arrogant investigative reporter Vince Knight finds a rare gem in a stubborn Fitzgerald woman.
Cindy and the Fella by Jacqueline Diamond Cindy and the Fella by Jacqueline Diamond Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 53711 words Sample 20%
They’re united by love…for the wrong people. Second-grade teacher Cindy McChad is brave and caring but clueless about her appearance; English professor Hugh Bemling has the soul of a knight but the physique of a nerd. Seeking to win their "true" loves, they find their fairy godmothers--and more--in each other. This romantic comedy was a finalist for the Golden Quill and Booksellers Best awards.
Fugitive. Part One by Vivian Farrow Fugitive. Part One by Vivian Farrow Oct. 21, 2014 Free! 7985 words Read a sample
Billionaire Jackson Sterne is on the run from the law. Barred from justice, he must settle for revenge. But before he can get either, he must escape the cops on his tail and find out whether he can trust the beguilingly innocent Giselle Carpenter and the mysterious Emily Shaw.
Mate Series, 1-4 (Gay Erotic Romance) by Dawn Wilder Mate Series, 1-4 (Gay Erotic Romance) by Dawn Wilder Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 27094 words Sample 15%
MATE SERIES, 1-4 Includes: GUNNER'S MATE, TRACKER'S MATE, BREAKER'S MATE, RYDER'S MATE ***Gay Erotic Shorts/Paranormal Romance, M/M, Adult Content
an affair with girl, woman and soul by ravindra dv an affair with girl, woman and soul by ravindra dv Oct. 21, 2014 $3.00 28787 words
this is story of a married woman and a broken hearted guy. unusal, yet interested.
Stopping Inertia by Gayle Schliemann Stopping Inertia by Gayle Schliemann Oct. 21, 2014 $1.99 110901 words Sample 20%
Only weeks away from her final exams, Inertia receives a call from Aunt Betty telling her that her mother's life rests on Inertia's shoulders. Sifting through her mother's past, she finds an old journal detailing Grace's intense affair with a gypsy named Reynaldo, which resulted in a curse that continues to threaten her. Inertia must quickly save her mother and all of those around her.
Los Ángeles Vengadores by Elle Q. Sabine Los Ángeles Vengadores by Elle Q. Sabine Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 12845 words Sample 30%
Jesse is incredulous, intrigued, and grateful when Bea eliminates a monster he's hunted for months. Bea is shocked that her nemesis is dead, and stunned by the gun in her hand. She never really believed she'd do what she'd planned and plotted to do, and now that the moment has come, what happens next? Will this stranger rescue her? Or does she save him? [Approximately 10,000 words. Adults only.]
The Tracker's Quest by Donna McDonald The Tracker's Quest by Donna McDonald Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 53362 words Sample 20%
The Guardian 13 is grounded from missions for two weeks. Since leave is mandatory, several crew members have decided to make the most of their enforced vacation time and head off on short adventures planetside. Among the first of those heading off is Lt. Seta Trax, followed by Lt. Ji Warro. She can’t—no make that won’t—let a Siren determined to mate her, stop her from completing her task.
Blue Bird of the Pacific Island by Ratan Lal Basu Blue Bird of the Pacific Island by Ratan Lal Basu Oct. 21, 2014 Free! 7223 words Read a sample
A boy lost his way in the Sulu Sea, lands in an uninhabited Filipino island where he falls in love with a Pinay herb collector who proposes marriage. The blue birds of the island enchant the boy. The Filipino police send him back to his mother country. When grown up he again visits the Philippines as a journalist and discovers the girl turned into a heartless money-hungry business woman and t
Courtships and Carriages by Janet Nitsick Courtships and Carriages by Janet Nitsick Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 49657 words Sample 20%
Courtships and Carriages, a sweet Christian romance, returns readers to the Midwest in 1893, where men who drove fancy carriages like debonair Nolan Brandford could make ladies’ hearts flutter, such as Gwen Ward’s. Her heart raced every time she saw him, especially when these rides included secret rendezvous, pretty flowers and stolen kisses. ...
Tease Me (One Night with Sole Regret #7) by Olivia Cunning Tease Me (One Night with Sole Regret #7) by Olivia Cunning Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 65313 words Sample 20%
A rock star and his rehab counselor engage in a forbidden affair and find love. In book 7 of the best-selling One Night with Sole Regret series, Adam and Madison seem to have everything working against them. Is their love strong enough to withstand every challenge thrown their way, or is it time to call it quits?
Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 61460 words Sample 10%
A new novel of romantic suspense from award-winning author Ryshia Kennie.
Emma Brewster: Too Hot To Handle by Mary Moriarty Emma Brewster: Too Hot To Handle by Mary Moriarty Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 49233 words
Emma Brewster is a Fire Starter Witch. She apparently is the first that can't control her powers and it's always because of a handsome guy. Cas O'Halloran has moved to Cadwell Harbor to get away from big city life. Ever since moving here and meeting that beautiful redhead there have been a lot of fires. Now to find out why and more about that redhead who makes him feel alive when he touches her.
The Big Gay Love Story: Ring My Bells by Ryan Field The Big Gay Love Story: Ring My Bells by Ryan Field Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 6953 words Sample 10%
When the phone goes dead and a handsome young gay man with serious needs can't figure out how to fix it, he calls a repairman to get the job done. But the young man soon discovers the broken phone isn't the only thing the big strong repairman is eager to work on, and he's glad he answered the door without his shirt.
Alabama Gumbo by KT Bishop Alabama Gumbo by KT Bishop Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 8926 words Sample 20%
Chase Streeter was down on his luck after failing to lead the University of Alabama to a national title in football. Sparks fly when he runs into LSU cheerleader Teia Gibson when they meet in Atlanta. What happens next between the two will shock friends of both sides.
Covens and Cocktails by Rose Pressey Covens and Cocktails by Rose Pressey Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 42646 words Sample 10%
Four wonderfully witchy adventures from your favorite paranormal authors. Some Like It Hexed by Angie Fox Ghosts in the Graveyard by Liz Schulte Spirits of Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase Charmed and Dangerous by Rose Pressey
Take Me Back To Texas by Amie Louellen Take Me Back To Texas by Amie Louellen Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 53653 words Sample 20%
What would you give for a second chance with your first love? Bethie Grace and JD once had it all, but then fate stepped and their love was put to the test. Now, fifteen years later, Bethie Grace is back in town to clean out her grandmother's house. Those old feelings rise to the surface, but can they forget the past and move forward? Or will old hurts and betrayals be their downfall once more?
Shootout in Old Amarillo by Sara Barnard Shootout in Old Amarillo by Sara Barnard Oct. 21, 2014 $0.99 5907 words Sample 20%
Halloween night can't get any worse when her boss, Joseph Clanton, is a no-show and Kelly is stuck closing up the Dairy King alone . . . or so she thought. A cryptic order from an empty room and late-season twister combine to make Kelly's Halloween night a truly unforgettable one by sending her spiraling back through the folds of time and depositing her smack in the middle of a wild west shootout.
Resurrecting Dylan Brother In All Book 2 by Gina Rose Resurrecting Dylan Brother In All Book 2 by Gina Rose Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 93207 words Sample 20%
Women Are Nothing But Trouble. Such were the thoughts of Dylan’s alcohol laced brain as he drank himself into oblivion over the loss of Wishy. That was easier than ending his sorry life with a gun shot to his own head. He was pretty close to self annihilation, too, when the arrival of Claire, an ill mannered she-devil from America sharply woke him from his stupor.
The Troll's Bridge by August MacGregor The Troll's Bridge by August MacGregor Oct. 21, 2014 Free! 31701 words Read a sample
A man dressed as a troll visits on Halloween, and then another appears across the street. Strange things are happening in Sophie's neighborhood. Her active imagination doesn't help matters. Nor do her loneliness or her ache for a lover to take control rather than her doing the work for her mostly complacent husband. Will the man with the piercing slate eyes give her the energetic sex she craves?
The Vampire from Hell (Parts 1-5): The Volume Series #3 by Ally Thomas The Vampire from Hell (Parts 1-5): The Volume Series #3 by Ally Thomas Oct. 21, 2014 $1.99 152779 words Sample 20%
Begin the journey with Rayea, the Vampire from Hell. In this collection, we recall how Satan, Rayea's father turned her into a vampire. We see her visit her friends in the House of G and on Earth as well as return to Hell. Now in the fifth installment, Rayea learns she has a new opportunity to move up in the supernatural chain of command and assume her role as a blood god. She's killed her father,
Blackmailed! by D. R. Meathin Blackmailed! by D. R. Meathin Oct. 21, 2014 $1.99 5598 words Sample 20%
One night of revenge sex. If I had been thinking clearly, it would never have happened, but it did, and now I was paying the price. Some one had a video of that night and was planning to send it to my husband if I didn't do as I was told. It wouldn't have been much of a threat, except for one factor. My husband was a racist. And one of the men with me on that tape was Black!
Saigon Moon by B. J. Betts Saigon Moon by B. J. Betts Oct. 21, 2014 $2.99 59572 words Sample 20%
Rick Jameson leaves his small Iowa town for the jungles of Vietnam expecting to come home and marry his high school sweetheart, Vickie Richards. But when he receives a “Dear John” letter with her engagement ring enclosed, Rick decides to be the biggest badass Marine the Viet Cong have ever dealt with. After all…what does he have to live for now?
Mate Her by Jenika Snow Mate Her by Jenika Snow Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 26895 words Sample 10%
Minka is a human, a dying species that is both weaker and more vulnerable than any other being in the galaxy. Because of this, humans are hunted down and taken to the intergalactic slave auctions to be sold. Brawn, Thorque, and Lukin are warrior brothers from the planet of Hades.
By Way of Accident by Laura Miller By Way of Accident by Laura Miller Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 64811 words Sample 20%
They say in every guy’s life there’s a girl he’ll never forget and a summer where it all began. Well, for me, 1999 is that summer, and Brooke Sommerfield is that girl. But that was nearly nine years ago. And what they don’t tell ya is that you’ll blink, and both the summer and the girl will be gone.
Seaside Hearts (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book 2) by Melissa Foster Seaside Hearts (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book 2) by Melissa Foster Oct. 21, 2014 $3.99 84601 words Sample 20%
SEASIDE SUMMERS is the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 4-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.
The Nysein: Release by Beth Mikell The Nysein: Release by Beth Mikell Oct. 21, 2014 $1.99 50502 words Sample 10%
The Immortal Stain Series continues with Book 2. Fate has tilted a deadly trial against their brief happiness as a sinister force traps his newfound love.