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Seeing His Love For The First Time by Doreen Milstead Seeing His Love For The First Time by Jan. 20, 2017 $3.99 46362 words Sample 20%
The Navajo Medicine Woman & The Civil War Vet: A Navajo woman decides to become the mail order bride of a wounded vet PLUS The English Governess Meets The Cowboy PLUS The Lord’s Perfect Gift: The Woman With Polio & The California Farmer PLUS The House That Love Built: A man helps his friend by working on a house that the friend is creating for his soon to be mail order bride.
The Rules of Engagement: A Bestseller’s Romantic Comedy Trio by Peggy Webb The Rules of Engagement: A Bestseller’s Romantic Comedy Trio by Jan. 20, 2017 $7.99 139456 words Sample 20%
A laugh-aloud trio of romantic comedies from the award-winning, bestselling author reviewers call a “comic genius.” Review: “This may just be the Best Box Set of the Year! It starts with a hilarious scene in the first book and never lets up! Don’t miss it!” Includes: The Goddess Trap, An Unlikely Affair, and I Do and So Does the Gorilla.
Tales for the Fireside - Five stories of love and friendship by Lisa Dyer Tales for the Fireside - Five stories of love and friendship by Jan. 20, 2017 Free! 38399 words Sample 10%
Five enchanting stories of love and friendship, including the quirky, the thoughtful, and the very loving.
Unfathomed (Treasure Hunter Security #4) by Anna Hackett Unfathomed (Treasure Hunter Security #4) by Jan. 20, 2017 $2.99 54116 words Sample 20%
Long, tall, and deadly Morgan Kincaid is assigned to an underwater archeological expedition on the trail of long-lost shipwreck, and finds herself protecting the hard, delicious body of a globe-trotting archeologist. As they dive the azure waters of Madagascar, they uncover a sizzling attraction and clues to an impossible artifact, but soon they are under attack by dangerous black-market thieves.
Courage to Fight by Pavan Kaur Courage to Fight by Jan. 20, 2017 $0.99 66438 words Sample 10%
He told me that I could trust him. He told me he loved me. I put myself in a place where I thought I would be safe again. Never did I think I would hurt more than I did before. But I do.
The Throne Reclaimed Alien Mating Frenzy (Book 5) by Immortal Angel The Throne Reclaimed Alien Mating Frenzy (Book 5) by Jan. 20, 2017 $0.99 10172 words Sample 20%
When Syri Moro closed her eyes and prepared for her captor’s assault, she knew there was nothing more she could do. No way to escape his twisted plans. She had fought the hardest battle in her life, and she had lost.
Aldebaran Defense by A.C. Ellas Aldebaran Defense by Jan. 20, 2017 $3.99 20570 words Sample 5%
The Rels are up to something. Astrogator Cai and Captain Nick Steele must race against time to discover where the alien Rels are going in such numbers.
Beyond The Beach 1 by Kathy Kalmar Beyond The Beach 1 by Jan. 20, 2017 $1.99 11767 words Sample 5%
Will the pain of the past prevent a happily-ever-after future for a divorced mother who gets a second chance to love when she meets her new boss on a dream vacation to Hawaii?
Bondage Ranch by Roland Graeme Bondage Ranch by Jan. 20, 2017 $4.99 61552 words Sample 5%
A young ranch hand discovers that he likes his sex with other men to be on the rough and kinky side.
Calvin by Catherine Lievens Calvin by Jan. 20, 2017 $4.99 37409 words Sample 5%
Sometimes you have to let the fear go to welcome happiness. Calvin was assaulted when he arrived in Gillham two months ago, after living on the streets for two years, but it wasn’t enough to persuade him to leave the town and his new life. He never expected to be assaulted again, though, especially not by the same man.
Her Bodyguards by Kat Barrett Her Bodyguards by Jan. 20, 2017 $4.99 28267 words Sample 5%
Ash and Grey have settled into their new lives as cave dwellers in the most coveted safe house. They have formed an amiable union with the high vampire Drake, the werewolf Ax, and Orla the fairy.
It Started With A Dare by Julie Lynn Hayes & S.L. Danielson It Started With A Dare by
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Being gay in rural Georgia is no picnic. Boredom at the Junior Prom leads to a dare that leads to a kiss between two eighteen-year-old boys.
Reticence and Redemption—the Triad of Faith, Trinity and Marita by Sari Shepard Reticence and Redemption—the Triad of Faith, Trinity and Marita by Jan. 20, 2017 $4.99 78657 words Sample 5%
Damage is but a re-shaping. A true spirit is indestructible. Juxtapositions pave the path to Faith’s salvation as Trinity’s foresight leads her to discover what really happened before she left Larden—a truth that leads Faith to the true love of Hector Santoro.
Webb by April Kelley Webb by Jan. 20, 2017 $4.99 31596 words Sample 5%
Even if Webb wanted a May-December romance to work, it might be too late if he can’t win Dario’s trust again.
Submitting for Christmas: The Epilogue by Em Brown Submitting for Christmas: The Epilogue by Jan. 20, 2017 $0.99 10734 words Sample 20%
Christmas gets more wickedly hot in this continuation of Submitting for Christmas...
Wild Passions by Sheri Chapman Wild Passions by Jan. 20, 2017 $8.99 107106 words Sample 10%
When Kaitlin’s father promised her hand to the foulest individual in the newly settled town, she decided she’d had enough! No man would control her anymore! Kaitlin packed her meager belongings and headed out on foot from their remote home to find refuge in the small town. However, she marched straight from one man’s command into another’s.
Love is Sweeter the Second Time Around by Natalie Carroll Love is Sweeter the Second Time Around by Jan. 20, 2017 $4.99 3009 words Sample 10%
Have you ever been standing at two crossroads so unsure what to do? One is a direct route to happiness and the other route, to sorrow and let downs. The choice should be so easy to make, yet your heart is with one way and your head is with the other.
Deadly Dirty Online Games by Paula Guildea Deadly Dirty Online Games by Jan. 20, 2017 $2.99 79655 words Sample 10%
Confident business woman, Lou, recently dumped and fed up with feeling self-loathing and pity decides to take her friends advice and join a dating site. This uncharacteristic choice of Lou’s opens the door to a myriad of sexual opportunities, an instant relief from the persistent void of emptiness she’s had to endure but it also brings with it a darkness no one could have predicted.
Trapped in Deep Woodlands by Lauren Hogue Trapped in Deep Woodlands by Jan. 20, 2017 $4.99 63045 words Sample 10%
Almost an entire year has passed since John disappeared, and Leah Hawthorne is still on the hunt. Day after day, and night after restless night, Leah scours her brain for visions of John’s location, for some indication of where Donovan is holding him prisoner. She follows each of those visions, trekking hundreds of miles from home only to find that Donovan loves to play hide and seek.
Undertow by Jordan L. Hawk Undertow by Jan. 20, 2017 $2.99 30039 words Sample 20%
Can a shy secretary defy a murderous cult to save the woman she loves?
Nacido para luchar (Parte I) by Rodd Sterling Nacido para luchar (Parte I) by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 9934 words Sample 15%
Orlando, un luchador de AMM, cuyo cuerpo duro está tatuado de la cabeza a los pies. A donde quiera que vaya, los ojos lujuriosos —de hombres y mujeres— suben y bajan por su cuerpo. Pero las mujeres nunca han sido nada para él. A él le gustan los hombres, los tipos duros con nudillos magullados y gruñidos seductores.
My Pun Lady by Mario V. Farina My Pun Lady by Jan. 19, 2017 Free! 1226 words Sample 20%
Cindy had started working in the shop and it was soon discovered that we both loved visual puns. She would frequently show me one she had invented. Then, I showed her one and she loved it. We began dating. You may be interested in the puns that we shared. Several of them are here in this story.
If Tomorrow Comes by Vivian Moore If Tomorrow Comes by Jan. 19, 2017 $0.99 135398 words Sample 20%
Nina Hurston lay raped, stabbed, and left for dead, when Joshua Hunt, an attorney who is a frequent visitor at the toy store where Nina is employed finds her naked half-frozen body not far from the building.
Devil Within by Kali Argent Devil Within by Jan. 19, 2017 $4.99 56936 words Sample 20%
When Phoebe is taken captive, Rayce will do whatever it takes to save her. With the clock ticking and time running out, can he find her before it’s too late? Or will he be forced to watch as his entire life shatters around him?
Dark Moon Rising by Kali Argent Dark Moon Rising by Jan. 19, 2017 $4.99 65273 words Sample 20%
The night calls, the darkness awaits, and no one is safe when the full moon rises. The Purge took everything from them. Together, they’ll find the courage to take it back.
The Flower That Doesn't Wilt by Martin Alvarez The Flower That Doesn't Wilt by Jan. 19, 2017 Free! 5048 words Sample 20%
A man's journey after becoming wealthy beyond his dreams and losing love. His journey is seemingly lonely, until we find out he was never really alone after he returns home. By Victor Rose (which is my romance pen name)
New Year of Hell by Connor Cahill New Year of Hell by Jan. 19, 2017 $4.99 712 words Sample 20%
New Year of Hell is a story on a girl who had a New Years resolution to love her boyfriend and that didn't work well with a killer on the loose.
3013: Outlaw by Kali Argent 3013: Outlaw by Jan. 19, 2017 $4.99 62236 words Sample 20%
With time running out and danger at every turn, can the brothers save the woman they love, or will Isla forever be branded an outlaw?
The Boss of Me (1Night Stand) by Merryn Dexter The Boss of Me (1Night Stand) by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 20617 words Sample 20%
A misplaced letter full of fantasy brings personal assistant Louise and her boss Daniel together in a way neither dreamed possible. Reality has a nasty habit of getting in the way, however. They know the rules, signed the contract and paid the fee. A 1Night Stand is all they bargained for. After a night of untold desire, getting back to normal might prove too difficult—for both of them.
Helmie by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Helmie by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 13968 words Sample 20%
When Helmie—a pampered Persian cat worth millions—goes missing, the estate hires not one but two investigators to find him. But when the Kelsie and Travis find themselves on the same trail to Helmie’s whereabouts, they realize finding Helmie will prove only the beginning. Rescuing him might just take more magic than any of them realize.
Banished Scoundrel by Anita Philmar Banished Scoundrel by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 36268 words Sample 20%
Jack Avery is willing to risk it all to save Princess Noelani so he can return to his homeland. The problem is Princess Noelani doesn't remember anything about her past. Can he get her to trust him?
Banished Hero by Anita Philmar Banished Hero by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 39764 words Sample 20%
With no memory of her past, Faye Lynn Berton clings to a father who curses her ability to shape-shift, then uses her special skill to scam local villagers. Now, she has met a stranger that seems to want to help her, but can she trust him?
Fires in the Darkness by Nora Ash Fires in the Darkness by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 48424 words Sample 20%
There are only so many times a woman can get kidnapped before she has to reevaluate her life choices.
The Pass Through by Gloria Herrmann The Pass Through by Jan. 19, 2017 $3.99 83702 words Sample 5%
A dark tale wrapped in romance and folklore. Set in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. Fall in love with a sexy sheriff, a wandering spirit, and discover that anything is possible in a very impossible world.
Darkness: The Complete Series by Nora Ash Darkness: The Complete Series by Jan. 19, 2017 $5.99 124027 words Sample 20%
If there was an award for Worst Ever Choice of Lover, curvy blogger Kathryn Smith would have won it. Twice.
Inland Empire by James Buchanan Inland Empire by Jan. 19, 2017 $6.99 78482 words Sample 20%
Agent Nick O'Malley and Det. Brandon Carr are back. Nick heads to Riverside, California, center of the Inland Empire and Brandon's home turf. But every minute Nick's in Riverside threatens to out Brandon.
Lady of the Seals by Elizabeth Jewell Lady of the Seals by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 27644 words Sample 20%
It’s all over for David Fraser, a sailor who’s lost in the ocean. But after a week at sea, he’s rescued by a mysterious, beautiful woman who tends to him at her home on a small Scottish island. Gilly is a selkie, a seal-woman shapeshifter. She is intrigued by David, powerfully drawn to him, and he to her. But when he learns her secrets, his betrayal may mean the end for them both.
Wolf Whistle by A.C. Katt Wolf Whistle by Jan. 19, 2017 $6.99 59793 words Sample 20%
Can a whistleblower find a new future with a wolf while being chased by a corrupt cop and the Serbian mob?
Trust Me by J.P. Bowie Trust Me by Jan. 19, 2017 $5.99 53194 words Sample 20%
Scott Riley is living with a terrible secret -- one he dares not share with his family or friends. Who can he turn to... who can he trust?
End of Summer by D.C. Williams End of Summer by Jan. 19, 2017 $3.99 15566 words Sample 20%
Wake and Cody finally have their happily ever after home, but life is a little more complicated than they had expected.
Aubrey & Darragh by T.A. Chase Aubrey & Darragh by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 12021 words Sample 20%
Aubrey Rabinstern is prepared for the wildfires sweeping across the land around his house. He's even accepted the fact he'll lose his home. But Aubrey doesn't expect to find a man he can love in the midst of the ashes left behind.
Walk Me Through The Haze by Nicole Dennis Walk Me Through The Haze by Jan. 19, 2017 $5.99 32646 words Sample 20%
Getting the hell out of Texas and an abusive relationship, Doctor Evan Sampson drove away without looking back, taking a chance with his uncle's clinic in small-town Montana. He can only hope things go better for him - professional and personal.
Matt & Adam by Megan Slayer Matt & Adam by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 12361 words Sample 20%
Matt Holt likes his quiet life. He works at a sex shop and writes taglines for porn movies. In his spare time, he surfs. The jobs pay the bills, but don't offer much in the way of romance. When a broken door allows smoke from the California wild fires into his apartment, he gets to do more than just chat with his next-door neighbor.
Cameron & Erick by Laurie Terson Cameron & Erick by Jan. 19, 2017 $3.99 16088 words Sample 20%
Erick Sunderson is a small town firefighter living in rural northern California. And he's gay. He's not hiding his relationship. He loves his boyfriend, really he does. But he's not ready to commit to either. There's plenty of time for that later, isn't there?
Caleb & Shaun by Devon Rhodes Caleb & Shaun by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 12429 words Sample 20%
Breaking up with Caleb was the hardest thing Shaun had ever done. It left a huge hole in his home and in his heart. But feeling like he was constantly competing with Caleb's adrenaline-rush hobbies pushed him to make a stand...one he constantly second-guesses, especially now that Caleb's gone with his Hot Shots team for a big fire in California.
How I Saved My Love by Jillian Kulp How I Saved My Love by Jan. 19, 2017 Free! 113041 words Sample 20%
Ted meets Matyson in a bar, of all places, but will this fateful meeting uplift them or let them fall together?
Falling For Grace by Gloria Herrmann Falling For Grace by Jan. 19, 2017 $1.99 55837 words Sample 5%
A fun and quirky holiday tale that's sure to bring a smile to your face. Not your typical love story. Who says the Devil's daughters can't be good girls?
Play Fake: A Play Makers Novella by Kate Donovan Play Fake: A Play Makers Novella by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.99 61071 words Sample 20%
Fans of football romance will love this new novella in the Play Makers Shorts series by Kate Donovan!
With a Little Help from my Friends by Ciana Stone With a Little Help from my Friends by Jan. 19, 2017 $0.99 134141 words Sample 20%
Six very different women who bond to form a lifelong and enduring friendship and who are always there for each other as their lives – and their hearts – hit the inevitable potholes along their paths. They will share their joys, sorrows, fears and laughter as they follow their desires, trusting that there is always hope for the future. With a little help from their friends…
Send a Star by Laura Briggs Send a Star by Jan. 19, 2017 $0.99 67585 words Sample 20%
As a little girl, avid stargazer Keri made a special wish on a star to someday find true love. Years later, grown-up Keri has laid aside that dream, along with her love of telescopes and observatories. She's pursued a more practical career path and a safe, steady relationship with handsome scientist Paul. Can a gift from a secret admirer reawaken her love for the night sky?