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Right by Jove Chambers Right by July 21, 2018 $0.99 22,930 words Sample 20%
Giovanni Gallo is going to kill Sable Clarke. She deserves it. A woman like her, doing a violent job like she does. Plus, his family’s got beef with her. This is the one way he can prove to them that he’s worthy of his father’s respect. He just doesn’t expect her to be so… attractive. Yeah, Giovanni is going to kill Sable. Not fall for her. He can’t fall for her.
Calling the Night by Erna Porter Calling the Night by July 21, 2018 $7.99 111,660 words Sample 20%
Trinity tires of waiting for Kit to notice her. Giving up her perfect life she returns home and enrolls in Stanford Medical School. A pregnancy threatens her dream before it gets off the ground. Red Cloud Petroleum, Kit’s obsession, is in financial trouble because of fracking, the disputed process of extracting petroleum from the earth that environmentalists believe is "the end of the world!"
Second Chance by Jay Northcote Second Chance by July 21, 2018 $3.99 68,020 words Sample 10%
Everyone deserves a second chance. Nate and his teenage daughter need a fresh start, so they move back to the village where he grew up. Nate’s transgender, and not used to disclosing his history, so it’s hard living where people knew him before. When Nate reconnects with Jack—his best friend from school and unrequited crush—his feelings return as strong as ever.
Room Service (Good Girls Gone Bad Volume 1) by Mindy Wilde Room Service (Good Girls Gone Bad Volume 1) by July 21, 2018 Free! 17,530 words Read a sample
Lucy is a good girl, at least until her life completely implodes. A terrible family, a jerk musician boyfriend who ran off with all her money, and now she's been fired. Desperate times call for desperate measures. When she comes across a job listing that seems to good to be true Lucy is forced to make a choice. A choice that will lead her into a romantically lit bedroom with a mysterious man.
Surrendering to the Alpha (Shifters of Ashwood Falls, book four) by Lia Davis Surrendering to the Alpha (Shifters of Ashwood Falls, book four) by July 21, 2018 $2.99 38,530 words Sample 20%
Anything or anyone she touches sends her into their darkest past and secrets, causing her pain she wouldn’t wish on anyone. Without the ability to control it, she’s forced to deny her leopard the connection she craves from the Pack that welcomed her with love and without judgment. That is, until the day Keegan involuntarily touches her bare skin and she finds the peace she longs for.
A Mating Dance (Shifters of Ashwood Falls, Book Three) by Lia Davis A Mating Dance (Shifters of Ashwood Falls, Book Three) by July 21, 2018 $2.99 44,980 words Sample 20%
When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he cannot only share his mate but welcome another.
Camilla by Isabelle Corners Camilla by July 21, 2018 $3.99 25,050 words Sample 10%
Camilla has a mysterious background but a seemingly perfect life. She lives with Donatello, the owner of a casino called the Golden Lily – who is also her pretend husband in a fake marriage. She meets Danny Pisano, who is a cold-blooded man involved in what could potentially be one of the most lethal takeovers in Las Vegas, and finds that he isn’t all he seems.
Silverblade - Silverblade Book 1 by Bella Jeanisse Silverblade - Silverblade Book 1 by July 21, 2018 $0.99 80,760 words Sample 10%
Before there can be a Rockstar Romance, there has to be a band.
A Bowl Full of Grapes ~ A Love Story by Jack Sprouse A Bowl Full of Grapes ~ A Love Story by July 21, 2018 $3.99 117,290 words Sample 20%
Rick Bennett and Elizabeth Meadow fell in love in their senior year of high school and knew they could never live without each other. But they both had dreams. Elizabeth planned to find a cure for breast cancer, the terrible disease that took her mother when she was only ten. And Rick wants to teach college students. Each has a passion for their dream as real as their passion for each other...
Once Upon a Dream: Volume I (A Castles in the Sky Collection) by Alexandra Benedict Once Upon a Dream: Volume I (A Castles in the Sky Collection) by July 21, 2018 $3.99 37,230 words Sample 10%
ONCE UPON A DREAM is a collection of previously published e-shorts now available for the first time in an anthology; each bedtime story is based on a classic fairy tale and ranges in heat from spicy to kisses, so there is something for every romance lover. A perfect read for a night of sweet dreams!
The Perfect Duke by Ruth Ann Nordin The Perfect Duke by July 21, 2018 $3.99 70,270 words
An impoverished duke marries a wealthy lady, not realizing that in doing so, he incurs the wrath of her brother who may ruin his new marriage.
"JOEY" FROM D.C. by July 20, 2018 $4.99 138,020 words Sample 7%
Meeting Joseph Fitzpatrick in an upscale California beach town, you would not have a clue as to his diversified past. As Joseph and his date attend an annual ball, he notices a familiar, attractive woman, but can’t place her. Eventually, he gets his chance and is startled by a rare piece of Egyptian jewelry she is wearing. Quite a tale as the mysterious woman from Joseph’s past re-enters his life.
Girl Networks by R. Richard Girl Networks by July 20, 2018 $2.99 7,300 words Sample 30%
Jake Hall works as a computer programmer when he meets Jean, with the movie star face. Jake and Jean start to date until Jake realizes that he’s being played for a fool. Jake then dates girls who work at the same place where Jean works. Edna of the girl network then sits Jake down and finds out that Jake has potential, in fact more potential than anyone realizes.
Unfaithful by J.K. Alexander Unfaithful by July 20, 2018 $0.99 3,370 words Sample 1%
This is a hot and steamy quickie that will seduce your mind and leave you wanting more. When Christiana, a mild and self effacing wife, who devoted all she had to the success of her husband and her marriage learnt of her husband's reputation for promiscuity, everything changed. The mystery man was there to make her moan uncontrollably and do the things that her husband Eric could never do.
Bowen's Battle by Bailey Bradford Bowen's Battle by July 20, 2018 $2.99 39,580 words Sample 5%
Bowen's a solitary wolf shifter, though he does head into town on occasion to seek some relief. He's hooked up with Chiz before, but an attempted assault in the men's room, an indignant and sexy bar owner named Dare, and one accidental bite will change three men's lives forever. If they can survive the local pack's angry alpha, and a rogue pack's attack, they might have a chance at eternal love.
Cancelled Vows by Lauren Carr Cancelled Vows by July 20, 2018 $2.99 101,820 words Sample 15%
Police Chief David O’Callaghan and Chelsea Adams’ wedding day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, David discovers that before he can walk down the aisle—divorce his first wife—and he’s got five days to get it done. When murder throws up a roadblock, it is up to David’s best man, Mac Faraday, and Gnarly, K9-in-waiting, to sort through the clues to get David to the church in time!
Quentin's Redemption by David H Fears Quentin's Redemption by July 20, 2018 $3.99 55,650 words Sample 10%
In this final novel in the Trilogy set in 1947 in Nyssa, Oregon, Quentin is faced with his greatest challenge yet, to nail a serial arson killer responsible for two murders. All his detective skills are tested as he seeks to uncover motives surrounding a 22 year old rape case that ended with injustice. He faces a greater challenge of moving to a commitment with his lady love, Piper.
Timeless Affair by Ramla Virgo Timeless Affair by July 20, 2018 You set the price! 49,460 words Sample 40%
Megan Travels to regency era by accident. Everything might have rum smoothly had she not a tattoo on her back. Now, most of the people thinks she is some sort of demon. Feeling alone and scared, Tristian give her shelter and so begins their story. In the beginning Megan could hardly tolerate his sarcastic remarks but as time passes, she starts to see him in a new light.
Prized Possession by Kelly Nicolson Prized Possession by July 20, 2018 $1.26 17,990 words Sample 10%
Two demigods go head-to-head in a game of strategy but throughout their tournament, they start to believe that maybe the prize isn't as important as they thought it would be.
Billion Dollar Curves by Mindy Wilde Billion Dollar Curves by July 20, 2018 $2.99 13,170 words Sample 20%
She is too good for me, too innocent. I must protect her. Zoe - I need this job bad! After graduating college with my freshman 15+ still intact I haven't exactly had any luck figuring out how to pay my bills. Chase - I knew I wanted her from the moment I laid eyes on her during the interview. My intentions were not innocent but I realize now that she is too pure for a man like me.
Under Contract by Anastasia Lee Under Contract by July 20, 2018 Free! 60,680 words Read a sample
The head of security at a secret society for millionaire playboys and their more than willing, submissive mates is entering a lease contract to hire the new girl for his personal 'slave' and plaything. After a short time, their personal feelings threaten to undermine the contract, and the society itself as the lines of lust and love become ever more blurred.
Claimed by the King (A BBW Bear Shifter Fantasy Romance) by Lorelei Moone Claimed by the King (A BBW Bear Shifter Fantasy Romance) by July 20, 2018 $2.99 33,590 words Sample 20%
Abandoned by her people, a young woman was being sent to her doom. Kelly was going to be a prisoner; a slave. At least that’s what she thought as she waited for the mysterious giants that lived on the Black Isles to claim her. A human sacrifice, once every eight years. That’s what it took to keep mankind safe from these savages.
Healing Heather: A Beckley's Daughters Romance, Book 1 by Tinsley Sellers Healing Heather: A Beckley's Daughters Romance, Book 1 by July 20, 2018 $4.99 89,950 words Sample 20%
She's going 120mph in a 65 zone–—and if driving even faster could change history, Professor Heather Harris would floor it. She's on a collision course with Sergeant Brian Daniels, a state trooper determined to enforce the speed limit and slam the brakes on his own heartache. Can a fast-driving physicist find love with a laid-back law officer, or will ghosts from their pasts drive them apart?
Us. Again. by LM Spangler Us. Again. by July 20, 2018 $2.99 10,290 words Sample 10%
She loved him, but was destined to be with another. Talia Karros had been betrothed to a dragon shifter she didn’t love. Her heart belonged to a human but her parents had plans of their own for her.
Breaking Free by Meyari McFarland Breaking Free by July 20, 2018 $4.99 64,980 words Sample 20%
The hottest summer in decades was not the time for starting new things. Padma's life was already nicely settled. She didn't need to date. Not even gorgeous Jaden. But a late Friday night opened a door to… something. Breaking free from the past, Padma and Jaden face down abusive boyfriends, the trauma of moving and meddling bosses in this F/F sweet romance.
A Moonlit Knight by Cynthia Luhrs A Moonlit Knight by July 20, 2018 $4.99 47,900 words
When your grandfather hails from medieval England and you've grown up on stories of knights and castles, it's hard to find a modern-day guy who measures up. To quote her granda, they're all dolts. Chloe Penelope Merriweather is ready to give up on fairy tales. She's spending the summer before college traipsing around England and visiting all the sights she's heard so much about.
The Lush and the Angel by Mary Smith The Lush and the Angel by July 20, 2018 $3.99 46,190 words Sample 20%
Bas relies on Erin for everything, even when his world falls apart. Can he get the help he needs before his angel sees his true ways and leaves him for good? Or will he remain a lush forever?
Gunslinger's Lullaby by Jovana Gunslinger's Lullaby by July 19, 2018 $3.99 22,410 words Sample 20%
Easy McClure is home alone when a big dangerous gunslinger rides up to her door. By the time she discovers he’s not only the sexiest man she’s ever seen, but he’s the notorious Reno Hudson -- and he is in her bed!
Leather and Tea by K.L. Noone Leather and Tea by July 19, 2018 $1.99 8,120 words Sample 20%
Secret agent Ben Smith wants to come home to his husband. He misses that smile. And he wants his perfect submissive at his feet, so the world can fall away. Romance writer Simon Ashley misses his husband. Tea is nice, but it can’t tie him up properly. And his family’s been calling. He wants to forget everything, and belong to Ben. Tonight they both get what they want, because Ben’s home early.
Mage of Silence by Edward Kendrick Mage of Silence by July 19, 2018 $4.99 44,410 words Sample 20%
Castien, a mute elven mage, and Theirn, a young half-elf thief, join forces to rid their land of an evil Lord. Their feelings deepen as they travel across the seas to spy on a mage/prince who enslaves his subjects.
Married Ones by Matthew J. Metzger Married Ones by July 19, 2018 $4.99 40,670 words Sample 20%
It's summer break, and for the first time, Mike would rather stay in the classroom. It's wedding season, and Mike is doomed to spend all summer sipping cheap champagne and pretending he likes posh food. Even Stephen in a kilt isn't going to save this one. But there's nothing like watching someone else get hitched to remind him of where he's come from -- and where he's determined to go from here.
Playing Both Sides by David O. Sullivan Playing Both Sides by July 19, 2018 $3.99 32,670 words Sample 20%
Ken struggles with his sexuality, suspecting he’s bisexual because girls sure turn him on, but so do guys. Joel is gay, but is confused after he meets Danielle, a confident young woman who has a number of sexual fantasies that include bedding two sexy guys. With the weight of the world on Ken’s shoulders and confusion over whom to love, can he build a future with them both?
Coming Apart: A Starling Place Romance (Starling Place Romance 2) by Leigh White Coming Apart: A Starling Place Romance (Starling Place Romance 2) by July 19, 2018 $2.99 68,900 words
Lyssa Garner's life is coming apart. Her recent breakup left her utterly disillusioned by men...especially in the bedroom. When rock-climbing enthusiast Shawn Brandon overhears the details of Lyssa's ruined romance, he is tempted to help her past her dissatisfaction with men. The harder he works to gain her trust, the more important Lyssa—and her physical response—becomes to him.
Spurs by Kate Richards Spurs by July 19, 2018 $2.99 26,790 words Sample 20%
he ranch has been invaded by some of the most evil men in the world. How can they start something when their lives are not quite their own? But how can they deny what their hearts and their minds…and their bodies…insist on claiming?
Hidden Asset by Kate Richards Hidden Asset by July 19, 2018 $2.99 19,800 words Sample 20%
Jenna Gibson MacKay has been widowed for two years. A fact she’s just learned to accept. But the man at the door may change everything. What does a woman do when the guy she’s mourned turns out to be a little less dead than she thought? Does she take him back or send him down the road?
The Soviet Connection by Kate Richards The Soviet Connection by July 19, 2018 $2.99 27,260 words Sample 20%
When his number one suspect turns out to be a familiar face, Carson is stuck between a beautiful blonde and his duty. If he makes the wrong choice, someone else might die.
The Gift by A.F. Henley The Gift by July 19, 2018 $6.99 90,920 words Sample 20%
Doren was born with a powerful gift—a gift he's managed to use to put him well on his way to becoming a star. But there is more to that gift than just musical talent, and as careful as Doren is to hide that fact, there are some who know of the power behind the sound, and all the ways they could abuse it.
IRRESISTIBLE Passion ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku IRRESISTIBLE Passion ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance by July 19, 2018 $1.99 83,120 words Sample 20%
In between looking after his son during the day and living a double life at night, Jayden Donovan shuts out everything else. He does not welcome strays or strangers into his mansion in Buckhead, Uptown Atlanta. So, when he sneaks home and finds a woman with full curves, sun-kissed lips and long dark hair asleep on his sofa, all hell breaks loose. Who is she and what does she want?
Touch Me, Mr. Takeda by Evelyn North Touch Me, Mr. Takeda by July 19, 2018 Free! 7,860 words Sample 20%
English teacher Jessica and her handsome coworker, Mr. Takeda, have chemistry, but workplace politics and Japanese social taboos are preventing them from pursuing their mutual desires. Despite the risks, sexual tension builds, and they agree to meet in secret. How far will they let things go? They both know what they want, but what does it mean for their relationship? Tonight, it'll be decided.
Trusting Danny by Ever Coming Trusting Danny by July 19, 2018 $2.99 14,480 words Sample 20%
. Everything will be revealed if Miranda can just do the one thing shed swore to never do again: trust Danny. Trusting Danny is a second chance romance with no cliffhangers and a HEA.
Crazy in Love by LM Connolly Crazy in Love by July 19, 2018 $3.99 44,520 words Sample 20%
Ex-soldier Joy meets Rick, and indulges in the luxury of a night of sin that she’ll never forget. Rick Kendall can’t forget his night with Joy. Not until he meets his newest client - Jozefina Ziolkowski, Joy to her friends. He can’t take her as a patient, but he doesn’t want her to leave.
Forbidden Submission by Jamie Bodek Forbidden Submission by July 19, 2018 $5.97 59,970 words Sample 1%
The only man she the only man she can't have! Can twin sisters share the same man?
A Song to Call Mine by Merrillee Whren A Song to Call Mine by July 19, 2018 $3.99 85,890 words Sample 20%
A young woman's dreams of stardom in Nashville take a detour when her car breaks down in a small eastern Tennessee town.
Saber's D'Artagnan Book Three by L. Ann Marie Saber's D'Artagnan Book Three by July 19, 2018 $3.99 78,100 words Sample 20%
Book Three brings a damaged Colonel Graywolf into our FBI EROP Unit. Disconnected from his reservation and discharged from the military Brekan has nothing to lose. Finding old friends, the love that got away and a new connection to those that passed before him, he starts to rebuild. If only life were that easy.
Leather Horizons by Laverty Sparks Leather Horizons by July 19, 2018 $0.99 55,310 words Sample 15%
Misty Briscoe, Chicago entertainment journalist, has her mind around some profound decisions. One is the emotional struggle of balancing life in a major city with its chrome-plated intimidation and financial stability. But it's her roots in southwestern Michigan beckoning her to return to the rustic, unscathed comforts of a regeneration she values. Neither choice is without sacrifices.
One Shot: An Omega Team Novella by D.L. Jackson One Shot: An Omega Team Novella by July 19, 2018 $2.99 34,880 words Sample 20%
When Nolan meets Paige face-to-face, he realizes he might have to change his way of thinking about female snipers. The strong-willed Davis is more than his match on a battlefield and in the bedroom. But his mission is about more than making her a sniper. Someone wants her dead. He’s got one shot to get this right. If he fails, he’s going down with her.
Biochemical Reaction by Amy Ruttan Biochemical Reaction by July 19, 2018 $2.99 24,980 words Sample 20%
Jack Crane has to protect someone he thought he was able to leave behind. Lisa Morgan is the only one with an antidote to a chemical that killed her brother and drove the man she loved again. When her protection comes, she’s forced to trust with her life the man she couldn’t trust with her heart.
Silent Water by Stacey Wilk Silent Water by July 19, 2018 $3.99 37,330 words Sample 20%
Raine Kennedy must protect her son from her drug dealer husband at all costs. Chase Shepherd resigned from the elite agency, The Omega Team, after a drug bust went wrong. He rents a house in Silent Water swearing off future assignments until a pretty lady and her son shoot up his plan. Chase doesn’t want to be involved. A mistake this time will cost him far worse than before – his heart.
Love: Classified by Liz Crowe Love: Classified by July 19, 2018 $2.99 26,780 words Sample 20%
What starts as a trick to convince her parents she has a cute, private security employed boyfriend, ends in a way neither Joey nor Paige expect once they get home and encounter the full force of the DiFerrari family dysfunction in the face of a stressful weekend. Before Joey leaves Kentucky for his next assignment, he must confront his feelings about Paige—the good and the bad.
Precious Cargo by Brenna Zinn Precious Cargo by July 19, 2018 $2.99 26,840 words Sample 20%
Mila is determined to help protect her father and accomplish her treacherous undertaking at all costs. But as her tasks become more complex, she unexpectedly reunites with the man who stole her heart and then vanished into the night, never to be heard from again, until now. Her love’em and leave’em paramour is none other than her new American bodyguard Duke Gunnison.