Free romance Kindle books for 01 Dec 13

Inevitable (Harmony Book 1)

by Angela Graham

After experiencing a humiliating breakup, twenty-two-year-old Cassandra Clarke is fresh out of college and living a simple solitary life without any intentions of pursuing love anytime soon.

When the estate next door sells, the last thing Cassandra expects is the unnerving attraction she feels for her sinfully handsome neighbor, Logan West, the young and charming single father with a playboy reputation.

It’s through Oliver, Logan’s four-year-old son, who keeps popping up in her childhood tree house, that she slowly begins to catch glimpses of the compassionate and wounded man Logan has hidden beneath his strong exterior.

Cassandra knows it’s wrong and that she’s heading for another heartbreak.
Logan will never be able to give her what she wants…love.

Book 1 of 3
Book 2, Irreplaceable, out now.



Relentless (Shattered Hearts)

by Cassia Leo

Book One in the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling series.

“Sometimes letting someone go is the ultimate act of love.”â?¨â?¨

Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak.�� At seven years old, the death of her mother by drug overdose destroys her faith in humanity and herself as she is tossed from one foster home to another. Feeling unwanted and disposable, she fights to keep herself safe in the system. Until, at the age of fifteen, she is saved by her first love, and soon-to-be rock star, Chris Knight and his mother, who quickly becomes the mother she always wanted. ��

When Claire encourages Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams of musical stardom, both Claire and Chris don’t realize this will be the biggest mistake of their lives.â?¨â?¨

One year after Chris leaves on tour, Claire has carved out a new life for herself in a new city far away from the life she left behind with Chris. On a fateful morning, she meets sexy surfer Adam Parker. ��

To Claire, Adam is just another flirty customer at the cafe, until a chance encounter and seemingly innocent comment spurs a bet between them. The bet is simple: If Adam can get Claire to reveal the secret that made her drop out of college and leave her life behind, she has to re-enroll. If he doesn’t succeed, she gets to keep her secret and he has to stop stalking her at the cafe.â?¨â?¨

Claire thinks she has this one in the bag. She’s perfected the art of forgetting her past. But she isn’t prepared for Adam’s relentless pursuit or for him to share his own secrets. And she’s definitely not prepared for the love of her life, Chris Knight, and her secret, to come banging down her door one year later.

New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language, drug use, and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.



Pirate Hunter’s Mistress (The Virginia Brides)

by Lynette Vinet

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PIRATE HUNTER’S MISTRESS - Book 2 in The Virginia Brides Series (Books 1 and 2 may each be read standalone):

Marlee Stafford was no fool.
She knew the handsome, arrogant Richard Arden had married her for her money, just as she’d wedded him for his aristocratic name. But Marlee wasn’t about to give up all control to the too-confident baron. She would not sign over her inheritance until she’d enticed her handsome, broad-shouldered husband into desiring only her. But when his hungry kisses began to ignite her most intimate desires, Marlee knew she’d made a weighty error, for this mysterious man harbored a dark secret — and now he was holding her helpless under HIS spell!

Lark Arden’s passions ran deep.
Before meeting Marlee, his one desire was to gain the money for a new ship. But when Lark took on the masquerade of his recently deceased cousin Richard, he never expected his blue-eyed proxy bride to tempt him beyond sanity. Lark had planned only to “borrow” the money from Marlee, then flee. He never planned on stealing her virtue, but how could he resist tasting her sweet lips and sampling this dark beauty’s fiery passions? And how could he live with desiring the very woman he’d soon betray?

Originally published by Zebra (Leisure) under the title PASSION’S DEEP SPELL.



A Vision of Sugarplums

by Jennifer Blake

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A VISION OF SUGARPLUMS:

Meghan Castle is a real Scrooge about the holidays … until she finds an abandoned baby in her store on Christmas Eve. Change is certainly in the air – especially when late shopper Rick Wallman walks in with yet another delightful holiday surprise.

Meghan has to take the baby home — that or call Social Services on Christmas Eve. Rick goes with her to help shop for baby supplies and winds up spending the night.

Meghan and Rick, though, each have secrets — one of which could destroy the fragile future they begin to build together.

A VISION OF SUGARPLUMS was the Midwest Fiction Writers’ choice for Best Contemporary Novella of 1996.

30,000 words; about 120 pages



My Reluctant Warden (Ward of the Vampire Serial)

by Kallysten

When her boss brought her to the party of the season, Mr. Ward’s birthday bash, Angelina thought she had slipped on Cinderella’s shoes.

Now that she is compelled to remain in the mansion, trapped with a host who was only pleasant to her in a shared fantasy, the dream abruptly turns sour.

Under other circumstances, she might enjoy staying in an opulent guest suite, with a butler waiting on her every desire. But her cage, as gilded as it may be, remains a prison, and her host, even if he wishes she were gone, is still her warden.

As she struggles to get used to the situation, she can’t figure out what to think of Morgan Ward, a man who claims to be a vampire, who at times ignores her and at times shows himself unexpectedly thoughtful. A man she’s attracted to despite her better judgment.

However, an unexpected conversation with her boss may give her no choice but to get much closer to Morgan than she’s ready forâ?¦

(29.000 words)



Seduced By Love

by Louise Allen

A short Regency novella set in 1809.

An abandoned bride – Emily Heywood was deserted on her wedding day by the husband she loves, the man she believes married her only for her inheritance.

Bound by his duty – Blake Heyward, Lord Greystoke, had no honourable choice but to obey orders and return to the battlefields of the Peninsula, leaving the bride he believes married him only for his title.

When Blake comes to her at the ghostly Star Castle on the Isles of Scilly Emily cannot believe at first that her husband is alive. Then she finds Blake is no ghost, but a flesh and blood man set on seducing his virgin bride.

In the course of one hot summer’s day by the sea can Blake and Emily admit their feelings, save their marriage and discover love?



Virtual Love

by Kim Malone Scott

Virginia Libert’s shrink thought she took the job at Google because he had cured her of all her neuroses; he believed she finally realized she needed to put some distance (like 2,955 miles) between herself and Mr. Wrong. He was certain she was fated to become Married. The Blogosphere thought she took the job because she had sold out and only cared about money. They felt she was doomed to become Uninteresting. Her business school friends thought she was too late in taking the job. They thought she was destined to remain Underpaid. Her parents were just glad the weather would be nicer in Mountain View than in New York City, and that she would live in a house with a yard instead of a walk-up with a crazy neighbor. They had given up on grandchildren, and just hoped she would be Happy. The truth is she took the job because Google would let her bring her dog to work. Her Golden Retriever, Rusty, had no expectations of her.

Well, it wasn’t only for Rusty. Maybe it was a little bit for her, too. Virginia hoped that Google would be a little bubble of sanity that would allow her to block out the real world and regain composure. The thing that had caused her to lose her composure was just an e-mail. True, it was from Max, the man she had loved, desperately, for ten years. If you had asked her at any point over those years what she wanted more than anything in the world, she would have said, tears in her eyes, it was to marry Max. But, an email? He proposed via email??

The medium is not the message, she told herself. She tried to focus on the fact that suddenly, the thing she had most wanted was within her grasp. All she had to do was hit reply, type out yes, and she was done.

But was she ready to be done? What next? Stick a fork in her? Would she be gobbled up like a pork roast?

She read the message again.

March 7, 2004 1:47 pm

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Subject: Marriage

Vâ??Bet that got your attention, didn’t it? This may be unconventional, but you’ve never been a conventional girlâ??sorry, sorry, woman. It’s just that I had a thought on my flight to London and I can’t get it out of my head. Will you marry me? I’d be up for it if you would. Let me know. MAX

“I’d be up for it if you would.” Was this a booty call or a proposal??? It certainly didn’t make her feel loved. To say yes she’d have to believe not only that the medium is not the message but that words have no meaning. A roaring wave of NO swept over her. She didn’t just hit delete. She threw the whole computer out the window. The virtual world met the real world with a clarifying crash as the computer smashed the windshield of a car four stories below.

But could any job, even a job at pre-IPO Google, really save Virginia from her Bad Romance? Was an understanding of the algorithms behind online dating networks going to liberate Virginia, or drag her into something even more destructive?

Virginia struggles to free herself from the hangups that close her off to what might actually make her happy by fighting recidivism with the sexy and deviant hedge fund manager she’s fleeing, by flirting with the rancher supplying Google’s cafes, and by becoming obsessed with an anonymous stranger she met online…



My Soul to Keep

by Jennifer Smith

In the third and final book of My Soul To Keep, the orphaned child Arion is a grown man, returning from his travels abroad to fulfill his duties to The Fortress as their crowned king, and to his family by marrying Alley, the woman who was born to marry him and propagate the line. There’s just one problem, Arion is only marrying her out of a sense of duty, but Alley doesn’t want to marry him at all! When a mysterious man kidnaps her, Arion will move Heaven and Earth to save her. But the secrets this man holds may change everything. Is Arion strong enough to face the horror of his parents’ murders and how does Alley fit into something that happened before she was even born?

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BOUND DEMON (paranormal erotic romance)

by Claire Spoors

An extraordinary erotic romance which you won’t be able to put down

“This is an amazing romance featuring witches and werewolves and creatures of the night in an epic story.” Ann Abrams

“A sexy, dark and uplifting romance book which I couldn’t put down.” Clara Mitchell

“Wow! I loved Claire Spoor’s first book, but this is even better, it oozes passion and is full of surprises.” Emma Rogers

After a fatal incident in her husband Gary’s kinky club, it seems Alex will have to live besides him forever as a guardian angel, with all the frustrations that brings. However, a move to a large old mansion in Wales uncovers a secret about her family’s involvement in witchcraft and her own paranormal powers. Alex will have to master her new abilities when a frightening alignment of planets brings about a fierce battle of the white witches against evil demons. Will the strength and love of hunky werewolf Ryan be enough to save Alex when she discovers the real danger is much, much closer to home?

BOUND DEMON is the stand alone sequel to Claire Spoors’ BOUND ANGEL, also available on kindle.



Logging Off

by Caitlin McKenna

In 2095, every facet of society runs perfectly by computers and advanced technology. Citizens like Britannia Stone conduct their lives effortlessly with a genetically embedded barcode linked to Central, the world government. But this easy lifestyle, one without economical hardships, crime and disease, comes with a priceâ??the freedom of choice.

Now world citizens are beginning to mysteriously disappear. John Ettinger, a society inactive and member of the underground group called the Starters, knows the reason why.

With the help of Kendall Knowlton, a highly gifted psychic child, it becomes a race against time as Britannia and John join forces before they are next to disappear. They must stay alive long enough to reach Central’s mainframe and destroy the enemy before the enemy destroys all of mankind.



The Secret of Mirror House (Classic Gothics Collection)

by Jennifer Blake

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THE SECRET OF MIRROR HOUSE:

A Jennifer Blake Classic! Romantic gothic suspense set in the Deep South in the 1870s.

After Amelia Harveston loses her mother to tragic circumstances, she fears she will be forced into poverty and the position of a desperate woman. When distant relatives invite her to live with them at Mirror House, the plantation home built by her grandfather, she readily accepts. Her expectations of a warm family embrace where she’ll be loved and protected, though, are soon shattered.

Mirror House is a home haunted by the past, by dark secrets and by the cruel games its inhabitants play. Alone and with no one to confide in, Amelia struggles to unearth the house’s secrets. Then the accidents begin, and Amelia knows she’s become the target for the hate that infests it.

Out of the despair, two seeming allies appear. Two offers of marriage promise sanctuary. Both men claim to love her. One of them is lying. Amelia must choose the one man whose embrace promises the love and safety her very life depends on. But the house, it seems, has other ideas…



The Thirteenth Step

by Allison Franchi

Hayden Evans is a young woman plagued by mental illness and addiction. After years of struggling with mood swings, alcohol, and pain pills, she finds herself nearly dead after a suicide attempt. Her stay in the Oak Forest psychiatric hospital becomes lengthy after her poor control over her episodes and apathy towards group participation.

However, when young Vincent Adams is admitted, she finds herself mildly intrigued. The pair form a unique friendship which is soon threatened by another jealous patient, Kara. She spreads a rumor that the pair are “having relations”, as the counselor put it. Hayden finds her sobriety and road to recovery on the line after the staff finds out about the rumor…

“‘Ms. Price,’ he said firmly. “I need you to answer me with complete honesty. There will be no repercussions, but I need to know the truth. Did Mr. Adams and Ms. Evans here have sexual relations in your dormitory?” Her face flushed in discomfort. She glimpsed at Kara, who gave her the tiniest of nods with fire in her eyes.

“Umâ?¦,” she faltered, biding her time to answer. The seconds dragged on, and I held my breath, waiting for her to answer. Her answer would decide our fate. If she confirmed Kara’s lie, Vincent and I would both be expelled from Oak Forest. Relations between patients, or “thirteenth stepping” as some people called it, was a serious offense. I had been in here for a month now; the outside world would be foreign and frightening. I wasn’t sure if I could survive out there without going back to drinking and pills. If she discounted the lie, Kara would most likely be expelled, or at least put in solitary. The seconds ticked on. A bead of sweat rolled down her temple and she choked down what looked like vomit, her face pale. At long last, she opened her mouth, and I squeezed my eyes shut.”



Christmas Romance Volume 2

by Sharon Kleve

Four Stories from your favorite holiday authors.

Brenda’s Christmas Desire – Sharon Kleve

Christmas approaches and Brenda has to decide if she’s going to let the past hold her prisoner for another year or if she can finally enjoy what Christmas used to mean to herâ??love. DEA agent, John Smith knows the significance of December fifteenth to Brenda, but when the head of the Nuevo Cartel escapes federal prison he’s forced to let her face the day without him, but not quite alone.

Can Daisy, a golden Labrador puppy, a huge sale on decorations at the hardware store, and a gift from her aunt restore her love of Christmas?

Holiday Heart – Marilyn Conner Miles

Christmas. It’s that time of the year again again and Brenda is alone, as usual. Everyone she knows is paired up except her. And now, she has to go to a wedding and pretend to be happy.

But, even worse, her ex-boyfriend will be there. It’s been six years since they broke up and she hasn’t seen or heard from him since. How will she handle seeing him againâ??especially if he has another woman on his arm?

Christmas Glove – Addison James

Leila Simmons must find one last Christmas present – for the wonderful man she’s been dating for the past three weeks. But what to get him? And the mall is closing early for a storm is coming. Can she find the right gift in time? Will he like it? Advice comes from an unexpected source in the nick of time.

The Bodyguard – Julie Kavanagh

Gwen is a highly successful Romance writer but runs her life with precision until she is left in the charge of Rob Denning, a driver/ bodyguard for a weekend. She is determined to continue her life in her usual manner which means what she says goes.

He is equally determined to keep her under his control, which means he gets his way. Although Gwen is frightened by the appearance of unexpected envelopes, she is single-minded when it comes to dealing with them. Rob is tall, handsome and very stubborn, and once he sees fear in Gwen’s face, he know he must protect her.

Rob begins to crawl beneath Gwen’s intense protection to discover her vulnerability and she, in turn, finds the perfect man in the bodyguard she hates. Gwen realizes that love can exist outside the pages of her romance novels but will Rob see beneath the bad-tempered facade Gwen uses to shield herself from the world and save her from the danger she refuses to admit to? Can they uncover enough to commence a love to last forever or will the past force them apart?



The Italian Affair

by Helen Crossfield

After an affair with a married man, Issy believes she will never love again.

Fleeing from the pain she ends up in Naples teaching English.

There she meets Dan.

But Dan is a man with troubles of his own.

With his help she learns to open up about her past.

But when Issy stumbles upon a murdered man suddenly she is a target of the Mafia.

Rescued by a mysterious man named Bruno, Issy begins to think she may be able to find love again.

But first she must face her past one last time.

â??The Italian Affair’ is a wonderfully warm tale about the complexities of love. It is perfect for fans of Douglas Kennedy and Santa Montefiore.

‘A moving, enthralling romantic drama.’ – Robert Foster, best-selling author of ”The Lunar Code’.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



All I Have

by Felicia Rogers

This is a sweet romance novella.

Nicholas Wiseman wanted a military career, but when his mother passes away from cancer and the bank forecloses on the family home, he gives up his dream in order to help his father. With no home and limited funds his father, Shane, takes a job as a ranch hand and Nicholas tags along.

Ellie Pickett had dreams of leaving home and starting a career but when her mother dies she decides that life is too short and she would rather spend time close to home and her father. With new ranch hands on the way and her step-mother’s inability to take care of even the simplest tasks, Ellie knows her father, Jake, will appreciate her help.

When Nicholas and Ellie meet there is an instant physical attraction. As they work together, they realize the bond of loss that binds them. Then the question becomes, will it be enough?



The Dark Memoirs of Iris Sharpe (Written In Blood Series, Part One)

by P.C. Jacobs

Iris is a baby sitter with a dark secret. She begins working for a new family that recently moved in next door and develops a symbiotic relationship with them. Soon she discovers that the family has a dark secret of their own that involves Jason, their oldest son.

Iris and Jason become fast lovers and they form a bond that will ultimately bring both of their dark secrets to the light. What are they hiding and how will it affect their future. This short story is full of blood, lust and betrayal that will leave you wanting more.

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Approximate length: 8,700 words (a novelette)

Content Warning: This Paranormal Erotica contains graphic scenes. Mature readers 18 years or older ONLY.



Sakura Lesbian Romance

by Theresa Carter

Sakura is an innocent, beautiful student hiding a secret…
Her uncomplicated life is about to be tipped upside down and her heart turned inside out
with the arrival of the mysterious Kate, a gorgeous English teacher transplanted from Canada
to the megalopolis of Tokyo, Japan.
 
What lengths will those closest to them go to in their mission to keep them apart as
Kate’s scorching desire for Sakura threatens to burn them both…
Sakura’s best friend Chiaki will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Kate’s ruthless fiance Paul is hatching his own secret plans.  

Join Sakura and Kate as they are tested to the limits of their lesbian love in part one of
their lesbian romance.



Eyes Love & Water (Factors In Sanctuary)

by Pamela Foland

This is the story of a woman, Miranda, in searchof her one true love, through time space and alternate realities. Miranda learns much about love, good and evil through her travels and is forced to combat her mentor who didn’t know as much as she thought about any of them.



Evesdropping

by N C Crossley

â??The hardest thing in life is having words in your heart that you cannot utter’
James Earl Jones

This is the story of Eve, a young woman born without a voice. Growing up in a world of enforced silence she has become overcurious regarding the conversations of others and likes to spend her days ‘people-listening’. Her predilection for eavesdropping gives rise to strange and oftentimes hilarious results as Eve becomes privy to tantalising glimpses into the private lives of ordinary people.

The story that unfolds is both funny and tragic when, in a bizarre twist of the tale, Eve discovers that her knack for â??people-listening’ has somehow evolved! She is shocked to find that she is now able to pluck the words from people’s heads before they are even spoken.

The power to read minds is a powerful weapon and one which dramatically alters the course of Eve’s life. She experiences a thrilling sexual awakening as she falls in love for the first time and discovers that life can be messy and unpredictable when you step off the sidelines.

Eve also comes to realise that her psychic gift is a two edged sword as she becomes ensnared in the web of her own unwitting deceit. Her new romance comes to represent a ticking time bomb, as the secret she carries must surely come out, as all secrets do.



Lady Barbara & the Buccaneer: a Regency Rakes & Rebels Novella

by Charisse Howard

One last fling before Lady Barbara sails home to London! How can she resist her cousin Frank’s dare to join him at the buccaneers’ Carnival? Married for just two days to a naval officer killed in battle, Barbara feared her life was over before it really began. But tonight is Mardi Gras! Ready for adventure, she and Frank put on costumes and sneak off to Grand Terre, the island ruled by Jean Laffite and his band of smugglers and pirates. The last thing Lady Barbara expects is to be captured by the Black Buccaneer, who will plunder her heart and lead her into danger and delight.



The Grave-Coverist

by Gev Sweeney

A ghosty romantic short for Christmas wherein an emotionally isolated woman learns it’s not the living’s memories of the dead that keep the dead alive.



The Five Senses

by Gordon L. Eade

A love story of a blind girl who meets an author whose skill is describing people’s appearances using the English language in a book transcribed into braille.



Romantic Road

by Terry Atkinson

Lara has just come out of a long relationship and meets a new love. Will she be able to start anew, like the yellow daisies opening up to the new day’s sunlight? This is a journey of loss, new love and suspense as we follow Lara’s journey and the choices she makes on her road of life.



Girl of My Dreams

by Julius St. Clair

Zachary is a dreamer in a world full of pain. Believing that one day he and his girlfriend, Rachel can be together openly; he stays in the shadows and waits for that cherished day. But when adversity comes, he realizes that to be with the one he loves, he’ll have to fight like never before.

This is a short story.



Never Say Never

by Sonja Myburgh

The best thing about starting over, is that there are no more questions, but what would you do if your past catches up to you after all these years and you are faced with one of the most difficult decisions you’ve ever had to make?

Hayley soon finds herself in this very situation and learns that the past has a tendency to catch up with her, no matter where she goes, or what she calls herself.

A story of unexpected love, shocking truths, strange coincidences and ultimately, forgiveness and acceptance.



Girl Most Likely To

by Nancy Brophy

Five Friends. Five Yearbook Predictions. Twelve years. Was it Destiny? Or the last act of girls ready to take on the world?

As thirty approaches so does their Thirty-Years-Old-and-Made-It Reunion Party. Who will have conquered New York? Become a CEO? Be married with a bunch of kids? Which girl will have nailed the lucky Charley Vargas? Is Prince William safe? Because someone is supposed to marry a prince.

It’s the midnight hour and the scramble is on. Not one of them wants to admit her life hasn’t turned out the way she expected. Maybe reaching thirty and living up to friends’ predictions is not all it’s cracked up to be.



ANGELA’S AMETHYST TOUCH

by W. S. Gilbert

A mashup combining W. S. Gilbert’s Angela with elements of the occult and nihilist fiction.



The Blood Toll: Thunderbird Valley Paranormals (Book 2)

by J.R. Griffith

What’s the price of freedom? A human life!

On discovering her entire existence has been a lie, Charlene Anderson moves to Thunderbird Valley and starts to work as a registered nurse. Like her life, the mysterious dell is not what it seems, and Char discovers the handsome biker Ben Harris she has just met is as dangerous to her heart as the demonic town is to her soul.

Sometimes in life you must pay a toll. Only, the toll Sheriff Bradshaw wants Char to pay is way too steep. Trapped in a town built over a demon’s domain and not willing to murder an innocent person to pay the demon’s toll, Char must join with Ben to find another way out of Thunderbird Valley.



Cranes Crest at Sunset (Drumbeats Romance)

by Dilman Dila

CRANES CREST AT SUNSET. By Dilman Dila
Kabita, a beautiful Nepali doctor escapes from an arranged marriage to serve in a remote village in rural Uganda. In this village, she hopes to put to rest the haunting memories of her forbidden love and shattered past. But the peace she so desperately seeks seems elusive now, as she finds herself falling in love with Steven, a handsome African herdsman. Is she foolish to reject the advances of a fellow doctor for an idle herdsman painter? And is Steven really what he seems to be? Should she follow her heart or mind? Will Kabita finally find joy or will her dreams be shattered again? This is an intense love story set in rural Uganda.



Heaven on Earth (Drumbeats Romance)

by Hildah Gathanga

HEAVEN ON EARTH. By Hilda Gathanga
Caroline was finally getting her life on the right track. She had a thriving tours business, great family and friends and was happily single. In fact, men were the last thing on her agenda. Until handsome Andrew walked into her office, and the unthinkable happened: she fell in love with one of her clients! But can Caroline risk everything she has worked for and give into the charms of Andrew? Can she put her trust in his promises of heaven on earth? And does she dare entrust her heart to a man once again, especially one who has a very odd philosophy about dating and relationships?



Jackson Usher Part 1 (A Vampire Romance)

by Abby Downton

Jackson Usher is a vampire. He doesn’t like being a vampire, but the hunger and lust are too much to resist and, whether he likes it or not, he is a slave to his nature. He feeds only when he has too, and tonight he will feed on the beautiful Laura Dickinson. It is as though he knows there is something different about her…something that calls to him as no mortal woman ever has. Will he be able to suppress his true nature before her destroys her?



Lunchtime Quickie (Drumbeats Short)

by Kiki Kalinga

AUTHOR BIO

Kiki Kalinga was born and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. She recently has had short stories published in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. Kiki also enjoys writing for children and young adults. Kiki loves candle-lit bubble baths and watching thunderstorms.



None but the Gulls

by Blodwyn Smith

Shayna Richardson gets more than she bargained for when she offers to help Mary De La Ray cope with her sullen, self-pitying daughter, Lorna, who is wheelchair bound after a riding accident.

Despite crossing swords with Jared, Mary’s wealthy son, Shayna is attracted to him and intrigued by the mystery surrounding the car crash in which his wife died, leaving her friend Jenna traumatized and unable to recall the accident. Why has Jenna such a hold over Jared? And why is she instantly antagonized by Shayna’s arrival?

Dispite Lorna’s progress, eventually Shayna can take no more and drives away leaving no address. Jared eventually finds her and brings her back only to find Jenna has desperately tried to get his attention again.

Jared had always refused to take Jenna to his second home, Cragsend, but when she hears Shayna has been there with him she is incensed and hatches a deadly plan to lure her away.

A bloody encounter takes place – will a tragedy be averted by the intervention of a young farm hand?



Unexpected Gift

by Ashlynn Monroe

On Christmas Eve, Aarika Marshal wanted to give her lover a gift he’d never forget: Clara. Her best friend had always been attracted to Rafe. When Rafe gives her a gift in return, Aarika learns it’s sometimes even better to receive than to give. Rafe’s twin brother, Rhett, shows Aarika that sexual talent runs in the family. As the snow falls, dusting the world in a pure white blanket, there’s nothing pure about what goes on in Aarika and Rafe’s small apartment.

This story is a 6,000 word short story that was original published by Silver Publishing under the title A Most Unexpected Gift.



Jock Strap

by Austin Longley

Chad and his workout buddy Drew are alone at the gym for spring break. What starts out as a little horsing around turns into something much more steamy as the two break from their straight lives and experiment with some locker room fun.

Warning: This book contains adult situations and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18!



A World Without Elise According to the Los Angeles Zoo (Wrong Flight Home)

by Noel J. Hadley

Joshua Chamberlain lives half of his life in a love story, the other half in an adventure. Sure, his wife and high school sweetheart Elise keeps him happily grounded whenever they’re together, so why is he torn between the comforts of home and the free-spirited lifestyle of a nationwide-renown photographer, navigating through a seemingly unending gauntlet of unbelievable episodes and the moral depravities associated with the open road to capture the bride and groom on their wedding day? Imagine then how Joshua’s very foundations are shaken when he arrives home one summer afternoon to discover that his wife is leaving him for another man. A WORLD WITHOUT ELISE ACCORDING TO THE LOS ANGELES ZOO is the first of four novella’s that make up the story WRONG FLIGHT HOME.



Devil’s Cast

by Sparkling Amethyst

Jazz is a medical student studying at university with her best friends. For her case study she begins to look more and more into the life of one particular man, who used to be so well in business, who met the girl of his dreams, who was such a family man, who was so handsome.

But after a tragic murder of his love, all because of his worst enemy, he ended up with memory loss. He survived the murder.

But now, all of this man’s life was lost because of his problem, and he couldn’t do anything about it. All he could do was take photos and notes to remember, when he took the photo of the man who had killed his soon-to-be wife…

As Jazz looked more and more into his past, the more and more she got involved in his life, leading her to a blood-thirsty murder of such a famous man who used to be good friends with her, which she never wanted to be a part of…



Unlovely Lives

by Margaret Deznan

Becky Olsen escapes her dead-end existence by leaving the dunes and ocean crowd behind in Florida. She takes only her meager savings, a prized Fire bird and an old duffle bag of clothes. Gravity holds her petite at 5’2″ with tousled blonde hair and at 25 she has had her plate full, living in the shadow of foster care for most of her adolescent and teenage years. Leaving her past, her courage is rewarded, by the spin of a roulette wheel!

Peter enters into her life, the dark haired handsome man that is patient for the prize of her love, while she struggles to cope with awkward body language and the quest in finding her long lost brother. She makes a run for her desperate dream only to find that there is no fairness for those who fought the war in Iraq. The war has torn hearts and minds to pieces, leaving some in the hell of tics and twitches.

You will follow her chasing her vision and be enfolded with compassion for her. Becky’s humor is refreshing and her love is unbend-able and unbreakable, her sins are forgivable as she puts time and distance between her past.



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