Free romance Kindle books for 10 Dec 13

More Than Passion (Book 1 Dashing Nobles Series)

by JoMarie DeGioia

Geoffrey Kane, Earl of Kanewood refuses to feel anything more than passion. Four years ago, his fiancée betrayed him and he has no desire to experience that again so when he meets the beautiful Rebecca Kingsley, it’s passion at first sight. And only passion.

Rebecca has led a very quiet life working for her father at a small country inn. When she meets Geoffrey she falls in love with him right away. But she’s only the daughter of a baronet and men like Geoffrey never marry country girls like her. Do they?

When Rebecca’s father tries to marry her off to a wealthy old man, Geoffrey intervenes and marries her himself. He wants her very much but he couldn’t possibly love her. Love is for fools. At least that’s what he tells himself. But a sinister enemy soon threatens to destroy all that Geoffrey holds dear, forcing him to face the truth. His marriage depends on it . . . And maybe even Rebecca’s very life.



First Sinners (The Sinners’ Club)

by Kate Pearce

Their identities a secret, they are men of mystery with hidden pasts and dark passions. Welcome to the Sinners Clubâ?¦

Secret Desires

Faith Pelly is tired of being the responsible daughter. She longs for adventure with a man who will introduce her to the secrets of carnal desire. But she never dreams she will meet the Savage Rake who flirts with her, seduces her and takes her as his ownâ?¦

Dark Secrets

Asked to investigate charges of treason, the Earl of Westbrook attends a house party determined to discover the truth. That includes using all his sensual wiles on the lovely Miss Pelly, a beguiling young woman eager for erotic excitement with a man who will fulfill all her secret fantasies. And he plans on being that manâ?¦

Sizzling Praise for Kate Pearce

“Sinfully hot. If you like your romance hot as you return to the Regency era, where behind the scenes anything goes, then grab Simply Carnal for your reading pleasure.” â??Romance Reviews Today

“The passion of Pearce’s erotic tale is focused and intenseâ?¦. Their sex encounters and fantasiesâ?¦steam up the pages.” â??Romantic Times on Simply Shameless

28,000 Words



Broken At Love (Whitman University)

by Lyla Payne

When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowland’s pro tennis career, he’s not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid who’s not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopathic half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see themâ??as simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.

College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinn’s reputationâ??after all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semesterâ??but the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe there’s more to Quinn than people think.

But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?

Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets he’s not ready to tellâ??and lifestyle changes he’s reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastian’s twisted game, she might never forgive him.

To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himselfâ?¦even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good.



All Access (Chasing Cross Book One) (A Brothers of Rock Novel) (rockstar contemporary romance)

by Karolyn James

***NEW LOW PRICE!!! ONLY $0.99!!! HURRY UP AND SAVE!!!*** With ALL ACCESS, a contemporary romance series begins that explores, life, love, and music. Join the five band members of Chasing Cross as they find that there’s more to life beyond the stage.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Jess is caught off guard when a sexy stranger buys her a cup of coffee and asks her to sit with him. He’s mysterious, nice, and even though he says the right things at the right time, Jess can sense that there’s something hidden about him.
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As Johnnie sits across from the beautiful woman, he can’t believe she doesn’t recognize him. Everyone does. It comes with the territory when you’re the lead singer of one of the hottest bands in the world, Chasing Cross. With one more show to go before taking a small break in touring, it feels like luck is on Johnnie’s side. That is, if he can find a way to tell Jess who he is, without scaring her off.
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After her best friend begs her to come to a concert, Jess finds herself standing in the middle of a crowd. The lights are off, music begins, and the crowd erupts in cheers. She doesn’t know much about the band, but that’s all about to change. When the lights come on, Jess can’t believe her eyes. The lead singer of the band is the man from the café.
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Plucked from the crowd during the show, Jess makes her way backstage. The encore may have ended on stage, but the real show is just about to begin. Johnnie’s passion quickly turns to romance but the more time he and Jess spend together, the more things get complicated. Johnnie has a big decision to make about himself and the band, testing his loyalty and love for the music, and when Jess’s dreams start to come true, she starts to realize that true love exists, but it’s not always an easy path to take.
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  • Book 1 – All Access – NOW AVAILABLE!
  • Book 2 – Broken Sound – NOW AVAILABLE!
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Her Heart’s Desire (Nebraska Historical Romances)

by Ruth Ann Nordin

Some men don’t realize the right woman is the one they aren’t pursuing….

As soon as Sally Larson meets Rick Johnson, she knows he’s the one for her. The catch? He’s interested in her friend, Ethel Mae. But Sally has a plan. With Ethel Mae’s help, she convinces Rick that the only way he’ll get Ethel Mae is to make her jealous. So he agrees to pretend to be interested in Sally in order to get Ethel Mae’s attention.

But Rick has a trick or two up his sleeve, and Sally just might find that the one playing cat is really the mouse.



A Single Date (Dating Just Got Serious)

by Jacki Kelly

All Yani wanted was a remodeled kitchen and bathroom for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. But from the moment she spotted Drew, there was nothing ordinary about him. His tool belt and ponytail put him in a different class from all the other men in her past and that threatened to keep them apart.

The uptight and principled Yani was like an unexpected gift. Only she didn’t know it yet. Getting beyond the barriers blocking their path wouldn’t be easy, but he was willing to try if she would only give him a chance.

Would Yani be able to shut out years of advice and follow her heart, or would she succumb to the pressure and walk away from the man she loved?



Our Little Secrets (Montana Romance)

by Merry Farmer

Michael West swore he would never fall in love again. So when the beautiful and wily Charlotte steps off the train looking for a new life he jumps at the business opportunity she presents. Engaged forty-five minutes after meeting, married the next day, Michael thinks he’s found everything a respectable man should have. Except that Michael is as far from respectable as they come. They agreed not to ask questions about each other’s pasts, but when the past seeps into their present Michael suspects his passionate new wife is not who she says she is. Too bad he’s already fallen in love with her.

Charlotte Baldwin has a secret. She fled Philadelphia to escape the sins of her past but someone is following her. What better way to hide than by marrying Michael West, Cold Springs, Montana’s enigmatic shopkeeper? A new name, a new life, and a passionate husband is exactly what she needs to leave her sins behind. But when it comes to keeping secrets Charlotte may have met her match in Michael. When a connection neither of them expects catches up with them, the shocking revelation means Charlotte may have run right into the arms of her enemy.

No sin stays a secret foreverâ?¦.



Lost in a Royal Kiss (Renegade Royal)

by Vanessa Kelly

In this thrilling introduction to her Renegade Royals series, Vanessa Kelly transports readers to the court of King George III–where a London street urchin unwittingly plays Cupid, ushering in a new era–and ultimately a new kind of royal…

With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires–much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate…

Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet’s interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her–or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy’s future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?…



Shadow Touch (A Shadow Touch Novella)

by Erin Kellison

Magic

It is bleeding into our world, bringing with it banshees, wraiths, fae from the twisting forests of Twilight. But Elllie’s problem is a very different kind of phenomenon . . .

Shadow

It ought to be attached to her;instead it has a life of its own. And her dark mirror image is a wild thing, willfully seducing the very man Ellie hoped could help.

Science

Cam has devoted his career to exploring the boundaries between this world and the Hereafter. But nothing could prepare him for the mischief and mayhem of a soul split in two.

Surrender

Who will give in first: the man struggling to unite two halves of one fascinating female;the shadow fighting for freedom to experience the thrill of every emotion;or the woman who is about to discover her own deepest desires?

21,000 Words



High Plains Holiday (Love on the High Plains)

by Simone Beaudelaire

Garden City, KS 1888

A small Western town receives an early Christmas present; a new pastor for the church. He’s young, handsome, and single. But to church organist Kristina Heitschmidt, Reverend Cody Williams is nothing but trouble. Especially as his first move is to attempt to take control of the music away from her. But Kristina is not about to give up her life’s work.

With Christmas fast approaching, it appears the two are at a stalemate. That is, until a sudden blizzard traps them together in the church overnight. Forced at last to deal with each other, they realize that the explosive feelings between them are really symptoms of an overwhelming passion that just might, if they can finally be honest, lead to the love of a lifetime.

58,000 words

Warning, contains graphic sexual content



The Paparazzi Project

by Kristina Springer

Livvie Peterson thought taking Interpersonal Communications her junior year would be an easy A. But when the first assignment is given, her world flips upside down. Here’s the deal: the class is assigned a six-week project and is split into three groupsâ?? Paparazzi, Tabloid, and Celebrities. The Paparazzi follow around the Celebrities taking pictures and grabbing any kind of quotes they can. The Celebrities try to navigate being tailed on a daily basis. And the Tabloid receives all the information collected by the Paparazzi and decides what makes the weekly summary report. Sounds harmlessâ?¦and it’s all just pretend anyway, right?

Livvie is assigned as Paparazzi and when she is matched up with the über -cute Chas Montgomery as her Tabloid boss she’s pretty sure things couldn’t get much better. Livvie’s uncanny ability to capture the Celebrities in compromising photos matched with Chas’s skill of exaggerating captions and editing the photos make them an unstoppable team. And the long hours working side by side with Chas aren’t a bad bonus.

Livvie simultaneously launches an anonymous blog, leaking the class’ photos and stories on the Internet. Her rising follower number quickly becomes addicting and she possibly spills too much information online. Once she finds her own celebrity will she be able to give it back? And will Chas be gone before she ever has the chance to find out?

THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT is an approximately 50,000 word young adult novel, written by the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST and the best-selling MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS.



Best Dressed Lie (The Lies Series)

by A.J. Carella

Book One of the Lies Trilogy

Even the best dressed people lie, you know.

Jamie and Jake are the children of an incredibly wealthy family who should want for nothing. Except they do. Jamie longs for the freedom to follow her dreams and Jake wants his father to see him as a worthy successor.

When things go horribly wrong, an unexpected death triggers a sequence of events that none of them saw coming.

Can any of them survive it?

** contains adult themes and situations suitable for 18+ only **



Home is Where the Heart Is

by Jenny Lane

Lindsay Meredith needs a holiday.

Back home in Kenya, Gavin is waiting eagerly for her answer to his marriage proposal and her father is keen to see her married and set up on a nearby ranch.

Lindsay needs time – and space – to think.

She decides it is the perfect time to go and visit her Aunt in England, to stay at White Chestnuts, a place full of happy childhood memories.

But after she arrives she decides she must find a temporary job in England.

Unsure about where her heart truly lies, Lindsey decides to take up the position of a housekeeper for Simon Kirkby and his two children.

Yet after she meets Sonia Vincent, a beautiful model, who appears to be the only person Simon has time for, including his children, Lindsey concludes that Simon must be the most selfish and arrogant man she has ever met.

Then after Lindsey’s friend, and persistent admirer, Dr Andrew Kirkby lets slip a secret about Simon Kirkby’s family and his past, Lindsey begins to realise that she may have misunderstood Simon.

Perhaps she does have feelings the cold-hearted and seemingly selfish Mr Kirkby after all?

Will Lindsey decide to return home to Kenya to be with Gavin? Or will she act upon her new and unexpected feelings for Simon? After all, for Lindsay home is where the heart is…but where does her heart truly lie?

‘Home Is Where the Heart’ Is touching story about family, love, and new beginnings. It is perfect for fans of Hilary Boyd and Lesley Pearse.

‘A moving and involving story that will hook you from the first page to the last.’ – Holly Kinsella, best-selling author of ‘Uptown Girl’.

Jenny Lane lives in an attractive area of Kent. She enjoys taking walks and rides in the countryside, which give her inspiration for her stories.

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



MONTANA CHRISTMAS (Montana Book 3)

by Soraya Lane

When a storm hits Montana and makes it impossible for Blake Jones to head home on Christmas Eve, the last thing he expects is to end up hosting guests at his place. But when he finds Jasmine and her young daughter stranded on the side of the road, he doesn’t hesitate to rescue them and take them home.

Jasmine hasn’t been back to Rancher’s Valley for years, and when her car gets stuck in snow she’s wishing she’d never returned. Although her sexy rescuer does make up for the inconvenience, and after one night in his company, she starts to think that maybe swearing off men for good wasn’t her best planâ?¦

Blake has never settled down before, and Jasmine’s had her heart broken so badly in the past that she’s always been afraid to let anyone close. But with Jasmine set to return to the city, Blake has to put his heart on the line to prove to her that it’s time to return home to Rancher’s Valley for good.



All To Myself

by Annemarie Hartnett

“Do I make you nervous?”

“Of course you do. You’ve got a way about you.”

“It’s not me, it’s you. I don’t usually make women nervous, and I have to be honest when I tell you that you make me just as nervous.”

“Why would I make you nervous?”

“Because I like you. Fully clothed or naked, I like you — though I prefer naked.”

Working two jobs this last summer at home, Rory is almost entirely focused on the road that will take her out of her rural community and toward a future that doesn’t involve waiting tables or tending bar at the local resort hotel. For her, life begins when she leaves.

Everything changes when she’s knocked off her bike by Noah Hyland’s fancy car. Her boss’s son has a reputation for being an arrogant womanizer, but in Noah, Rory starts to see someone trying to find his way in the world â?¦ someone like her.

It wasn’t supposed to be a complicated summer. She wasn’t supposed to fall in love.

*** Introductory price ***



Spicy Coffee, Sweet Love (A Contemporary Young Adult Romance)

by Anna Andrews

Spicy Coffee, Sweet Love (A Contemporary Young Adult Romance) by Anna Andrews is a short and sweet romance story.

Cody is a nice, normal guy who enjoys life. He is addicted to a chocolate-cinnamon flavored coffee and every day he goes to same coffee shop to get a cup.

At the coffee shop, he meets India. She’s absolutely gorgeous, but she’s also mean, nasty, yells at people and complains about everything. The only reason why the owner of the coffeeshop hasn’t thrown her out is

because she works for the advertising firm with which he does business. She looks too important with her business suit and briefcase. What the owner doesn’t know is that India is just an assistant whose life is miserable because of her co-workers. She would quit but her dad – an old fisherman who had a stroke years ago – is in a home and she needs the money to pay the bills.

Cody doesn’t drink regular coffee but he’s attracted to the shop’s fancy “mocha con latte” almost as much as he feels attracted to India, despite her obvious apparent mean streak. He will do everything to get into her world and find out the reason for her misery.

As a relationship develops between the two, India re-ignites an old fire in Cody to carry out his plan of building his dream house in a piece of land he had bought years before.

Will Cody’s love for India take down her barriers? Can he make India happy?

Will Cody’s dream home come true?

Buy Now Spicy Coffee, Sweet Love (romance under $3.99) and enjoy this romantic young adult story.



Aurora Abroad

by Karen Kiefer

Who hasn’t heard the story of the princess with an unfortunate tendency for coma-inducing finger pricks? And who could forget about the evil witch who wants to kill her by any means necessary, be it spindle or poisonous apple? Who hasn’t rolled his eyes at the thought of Prince Charming and his affinity for tights, tunics and baseless serenades?

But the princess we know was never whisked away to a world of magic lamps and genies, and she most certainly didn’t go on a quest with the naked emperor from the Emperor’s New Clothesâ?¦ until now. Big bad wolves, trolls, frog princes and pirates (among other things) come together in a madcap marriage of classic fairy tales. Hans Christian Andersen wouldn’t be proud!

At approximately 90,000 words, Aurora Abroad is a romantic comedy for all ages!



The Ivy House (A Queensbay Novel)

by Drea Stein

The Ivy House – A Contemporary Romance – Book 2 In the Queensbay Series

Phoebe Ryan is Hollywood royalty, the grand-daughter of Savannah Ryan, a screen legend. All her life she’s been a Californian golden girl. But all that glitters isn’t gold. When Savannah dies, Phoebe’s troubles have only just begin. Before she knows it, she’s been dumped, fired and evicted. All of sudden the glamour of LA is starting to wear a little thin.

So when she discovers Savannah has left her a small house in Queensbay, more than three thousand miles away, Phoebe eagerly hops on a plane.

Savannah had always told her that the Ivy House was magical, but the rundown cottage that faces her isn’t what she expected. And neither is Chase Sanders, the grandson of the man with whom Savannah once had a torrid affair. Is Phoebe meant to relive the past? Or can Phoebe and Chase find their own magic in the Ivy House?



Hanging Loose

by Lou Harper

When you fall in love, it can’t all just be hanging loose…

After graduating from art school Nate left the Midwest for sunny Southern California, not quite sure what he hoped to find. It was almost certainly not falling in love with another man. His whole world and assumptions about himself begin to slowly turn upside down on one hot summer day. Seeking respite from the heat and his loneliness at Venice Beach he has a chance encounter with a handsome blond surfer.

Jez is friendly, easygoing, and just a little bit mysterious. Openly gay, Jez offers Nate a place to stay, and the two men become fast friends. Nate makes new friends, adjusts to his new life, but his unbidden attraction to Jez keeps growing. In their moments of closeness Nate realizes that he wants Jez more than just a friend, but it might be too late. To make Jez his, Nate has to face not only his own fears and insecurities, but his mysterious mate has secrets of his own.

Warning: Al fresco man-love, a scene-stealing old coot, and a relentless California sun.



Mr. August

by Jan Romes

Fashion designer Libby Griffin has had the week from hell–terminated from her job and heart-wrenching news from the doctor. Hoping for time alone to regroup, Libby rents a cabin on Grand Lake St. Mary’s for five months. Right away she meets the most irritating man on the planet, who also happens to be drop-dead delicious.

Recently divorced author Maxwell August has a book due, and his muse has gone into hiding. With a chip on his shoulder, his writing in stuck-mode, he heads to the lake only to encounter a monumental distraction with blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Will these two right-brainers allow the off-the-charts attraction brewing between them to grow? Or deny it to focus on the things they think are more important and miss a chance at forever?



Dreaming of the Boss

by Beverly Farr

Office gossip says the new boss might fire them all. Jessica is nervous because she needs her paycheck. But she’s even more concerned when her boss starts showing up in her dreams.

Dreaming of the Boss is a romantic short story, approximately 8000 words or 25 pages long.



A Tease – A Castle O Quickie

by Faye Hunter

A journey of sexual discovery takes Alyssa to a club where anything goes.

Alyssa is an artist with an appreciation for the naked human body. When her boyfriend, Walker, gets her the commission of a lifetime working for Castle O, an elite swingers club, it comes with a tantalizing glimpse into the secretive world of swingers.

What she sees piques her curiosity and on the night of the big reveal she is offered the chance to experience everything Castle O has to offer. Will she enter this sexually charged world with Walker at her side or will it prove too much and send her running from the only man she has ever loved?

This 13,000 word/60 page story is for adult audiences only.

This story contains ménage, voyeurism, exhibitionism, a MMF threesome, and a super sexy group, all girl experience… in front of an appreciative audience.

The Castle O series is a set of books that can be read in any order. Currently also available in the series is Ascent and Masquerade.



Undeniable (Undeniable series)

by Kimberly Claire

“Our love is an abomination”

Gemma is a no nonsense kind of shifter who dreams of a vampire she met once when she was just a girl. His eyes have haunted her dreams, in which he may have just came from. Riley is real and his love for her is true, but when the man from her dreams comes into reality who will she choose?

Change is undeniable and so is this love.

This book contains some adult language and situations



Guarded Emotion – Gay Romance

by Chris Johns

  Siddran is probably the most unloved kid in school. He lives in a trailer. His father is a drunkard and his mother is a whore and they both don’t care about him. 

Jake, on the other hand, is the school jock who bullies almost everyone in school, except Siddran. Nobody sits beside him in school because he looks trashy and he’s a bully. But Siddran has been nice to him ever since they first started going to school together and doesn’t mind sitting beside him. This eventually led them to become close friends.

One day however Jake invites Siddran for a dinner in his house. Sidd is surprised to see a big beautiful house. Nobody ever suspected Jake of living in a nice place because he wears trashy second-hand clothes and drives an old beat up junker. But here it is, Jake’s mini mansion.

After the initial shock Sidd is welcomed by Jake’s parents. Dinner is superb and Sidd gives his compliments. Jake’s parents are happy to know that Jake has a friend and that this one friend is well-mannered. Sidd begins to visit more and more often.

Jake begins a personal journey and transformation thereafter. He starts to dress and act like a decent human being and Sidd gets a makeover too, as gratitude for bringing about Jake’s big change. Until one night, Jake asks Sidd to move in…

Will Sidd take it? If he does, will Jake still be the same? Or will he turn into someone Sidd never thought he would be…

This story is also known as “Understanding Siddran”

SAMPLE 1:
“I love you Sidd, I loved what we did last night.”
Sidd wasn’t sure and blushed a little.

Jake picked up on it and made a decision that might end this affair before it really began.

“I lied to you yesterday about the other bedroom. It’s not being decorated. If you want to move in there tonight, that’s ok. Or if you want to go home today I’ll take you. I’m not sorry for what I did last night. I love you Sidd, and I wanted to touch you and show you some of that love. If you stay, I will keep trying to show you how much I love you, but I’ll understand if you don’t want to be my friend anymore. Please don’t tell anyone else though. I never thought about other boys, just you. It’s always just been you.”

Sidd couldn’t believe what he was seeing. The reverse might have looked ok but seeing this big hard jock with tears in his eyes opening his soul to a little runt from the wrong side of the track was shattering.

SAMPLE 2:
“I can’t believe you love me enough to do this Jake.”

Sidd was wiping the tears away as he spoke.

“I’m nothing, I’m nobody, I can’t give you anything except me.”

Jake stopped sniveling at that comment and instead looked angrily at Sidd.

“Don’t you dare put yourself down like that. You are the most special person in the world to me. When I was the school bully, I never hit on you because I knew even then that you were special. If someone offered me a million bucks or you I would take you every time. I know that one day, everybody will realize that you are special.”

Sidd kissed Jake now and realized that unless what Jake did to him was absolutely gross he would put up with it because disappointing this big cuddly bear wasn’t on the cards if he could avoid it.

That first time, Jake proved he was a liar…



LOVE…RESURRECTED

by DelVita Ahmed

In love, names are not important. What is important is to love and be loved in return, and more important is it to love without condition, without expectation.

This is the story of a king and his lady love. I only mention the king’s name because I know that is what his lady would have wanted. Her story is her love for him. You may assume a name for this lady so consumed by love that sacrifice became her only salvation when the love of her life could not see just how much she loved him.

Read this short story with your whole heart. See love as this woman saw it. Feel love as she felt it. Be transformed…by love.



Bound the Billionaire (bdsmerotica slave)

by Stacey Quinn

A Steamy BDSM erotica Romance

Alana White holds a dark secret in her soul, keeping her from experiencing the love of any man. She is scarred beyond repairâ?¦so she believes. Until the day fate gave her Damien, one of the richest men in the world. But Damien isn’t all honey and roses, he has his own secrets that may in fact open up Alana’s old wounds sending her down a path of self-discovery that both intrigues and terrifies her. But there is something deeper happening from her past that is life and death.



In Dreams

by Elissa Wilds

New York published, multi-award winning author Elissa Wilds weaves an erotic fantasy tale of desire and obsession.

Anna escapes from the grief of her husband’s death with her newly discovered talent for astral projection, a conscious out-of-body experience. Then she meets a sexy stranger on the astral plane who reawakens her passion. But how can she find love again if the man she desires is only….in dreams?

First published in the “Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance” Feb 2010, Running Press.



Chasing Circumstance

by Dina Redmon

How do you define the word used? Some of the synonyms often associated with the word used are accustomed to or habituated. If acting as an adjective, it could mean, not new or second hand. You could be speaking of a used car, used clothing, used furniture, used tissues or maybe even used people.

That’s how I was feeling. I had become accustomed to being used and had given up on finding real love. I had reached a point in my life that I wasn’t even sure there was such a thing as unconditional love except for that of a love between a parent and their child.

I had tried it all; bars, blind dates and online dating sites. The only thing I ever found in a bar was a one night stand. Friends fixed me up with their friends but it never went further than three dates. Online dating sites were full of desperate people and desperation was not a foundation for a long term relationship.

Quite frankly, I had gotten tired of feeling used, so I convinced myself there was no such thing as loveâ?¦

â?¦ And then I met him.



A Heart on Hold – Closet Gay at Thirty – Gay Seduction

by Chris Johns

Tim Hutton is a closet gay… at THIRTY!

He feels old now and wants to come out in the open. There’s no reason to hide it any longer, really.

Sunning himself on the South Beach, he gets a glimpse of a scruffy but beautiful young man. Tim, for some reason, can’t get his eyes off him. Not being able to contain himself, he asks the boy out to dinner.

Looking like he needs some feeding himself, the boy takes the offer. Then they become friends. The boy is Kyle.

Tim helps Kyle and offers him a place to stay for the night. Heck, he even pays for a few new clothes that Kyle needs for his interview to be able to get a job. Tim did all these without asking anything in return.

But is there really nothing behind Tim’s kindness?

This series is also known as the “Coming Out” series.

———————————————————————————–THIS STORY IS ALSO KNOWN AS Coming out 2

SAMPLE 1:
“Tim, why are you doing all this for me?”
“Because I really like having you around, and like you more each day, and you aren’t a sponger Kyle, you obviously want to make your own way in the world.”

“I’m sorry Tim, there has to be more to it than that. Please tell me the truth.”
I couldn’t look at him as I replied, waiting for the explosion.

“Everything I have said is true, but I more than like you, I would like to make love to you as well, sometime. If you aren’t gay it will make no difference to your tenure here, you will still be welcome to stay and I will help you all I can.”
The reply wasn’t what I expected.

“So I can make myself at home here and bring my girlfriend here as well if I want to?”

SAMPLE 2:
I was grinning as well and it was his turn to get serious. He moved in close to me and nuzzled my neck before speaking.

“I hope you will, I rather like living with you. You are good for me and to me Tim. You won’t mind if I fall in love with you will you?”

I moved him out to arms length so that I could look in his eyes.

“No Baby, I ‘d like it very much if you fall in love with me.”



Pothead

by Weisheng Mao

Maddie Herring is no stranger to change. She’s seen her parents divorce, her best friend do drugs, and her lifelong neighbor turn into her lover and now something she can’t quite name. But when she starts spending time with Toff Beattie, the resident pothead of her high school who is as lonely as he is beautiful, she realizes that the things she loves most are also the hardest to hold onto. As she navigates the tangle of friendship and love, time and trust, and the choices they have to make, Maddie must find out just what it is that makes life worthwhile, even though she risks losing herself along the way.



Hand-Picked (A Novella Collection)

by Melissa Gunther

Five lighthearted stories of love and family.

Allie’s vacation was supposed to be a chance for her to relax and have some fun without worrying about anyone else. Her plans are upended when she meets the five Wilson brothers and they tell her she’s going to marry Justin, the youngest. She finds the idea laughably absurd, but then she keeps running into them. The more the chance encounters happen, the less they seem like happenstance, and then the brothers tell her about the pattern.

Each of the other four brothers – Rob, Chris, Pete, and Brian – had whirlwind courtships with his bride-to-be, and only after at least one of the others had singled her out as his future spouse. The details of those relationships make for some amusing stories in the Wilson family now, and as Allie hears the tales of the other four brothers, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Justin and his family. But getting married because his brothers picked her at random? It seems completely ridiculous. So why doesn’t she want to walk away?

Join Allie and all the Wilsons in this collection of five interwoven novellas full of laughter and love.



Only If You Dare (Dearly Beloved)

by Margo Hoornstra

All the pleasures and none of the pain, that’s what Cynthia Buckingham wants in a relationship these days. A one-night stand with Jonah Colt seems to fit that bill perfectly. Newly divorced, she’s too busy planning her daughter’s wedding for any serious involvement. Besides, her true passion is helping victims of PTSD reclaim their lives.

Waking up after spending the night with a woman he barely knows, Jonah is stunned to realize sex for the sake of sex isn’t enough for him anymore. A veteran of more military battles than he cares to count, he wants to forget it all and focus on peaceful civilian life. Except flashbacks won’t allow it.

Falling for Cynthia makes Jonah regret his weakened state, but he’d rather hide the truth than face it. When she sets aside everything she believes in to help him heal, can he accept her help–and her love?



Of My Own

by Mary Ryland

What do you do when the one person you thought would always be there is suddenly taken from you?

Lucie Maddox’s life changed forever on the night of her high school graduation. After suffering an unspeakable loss, Lucie must learn to cope in a world where the most important person in her life is gone – her identical twin, Evie.

Through the help of her family, new friends, and an unexpected romance, Lucie begins to rebuild her life. But with her memories haunting her at every turn and the deep loss she feels over losing her sister, will she find the strength to move forward?



Looking for Charley

by Randal Shirley

Russell is tasked with finding Charley, one of a six female croupiers he took to war-torn Beirut to run a casino. Factional fighting and the imminent prospect of an Israeli invasion compel them to return to the UK, with the exception of Charley who stays in Lebanon with her Palestinian boyfriend, Fayez.

Four years later Charley makes plans to return home when the relationship starts to deteriorate, but doesn’t arrive.

Russell returns to Beirut to find Charley, but immediately hits a wall of silence and survives an attempt on his life by luck, not judgment.

From Lebanon he traces Charley to Africa where things start to get seriously worse and they are forced to turn to others for help.

They are on the run. Nowhere is safe.



When Swallows Fall

by Gloria Davidson Marlow

Although Ophelia Garrett loved Cade Scott first, it was her sister he married and took home to his plantation. When Ophelia receives word of her sister’s murder and Cade’s arrest, she travels there on a mission to learn the truth. She soon finds the halls of Almenara are haunted by secrets, peril, and quite possibly her sister’s ghost.

Despite the cold, angry man Cade has become, Ophelia’s heart refuses to believe he is a murderer. Vowing to do everything she can to prove his innocence, Ophelia must open wounds she’d hoped were long healed and face the feelings that still burn between her and Cade. As everyone looks to Cade as the suspect, evil haunts the dunes and halls of Almenara, bringing death to two more young women and forcing Ophelia to confront the danger.



Love in the End

by April Gutierrez

The mystery behind her boyfriend Cain’s death leaves Angelica Stone not only with a broken heart, but also with a multitude of unanswered questions surrounding his death. The journey to get the truth puts her in harms way. Ultimately, Angelica must find the strength to battle her failing heart, as well as the challenges that she faces to find out if there is love for her in the end.



Friends and Strangers

by John Miller

Roger Russell was just an average bachelor till he spilled coffee on a beautiful “uptown girl.” Then someone threw a little murder into the mix. Two of Roger’s best friends have suddenly become suspects and a big city detective obsessed with the “Silk Scarf Strangler” murders has either come to help, or to resurrect that killer in a new setting. Romance blossoms between Roger and Mary while small town dreams get mixed up with murder and friendship. Who can Roger trust?



April Love (Golden Decade of Rock and Roll)

by Nancy Fraser

Eleanor Martin is every company’s dream employee. She arrives early, stays late and never misses a day. If it weren’t for Eleanor’s skill as a private secretary, her architect boss would never make a deadline. Not only does she keep him on track, she runs interference between him and his over-bearing mother, his deadbeat brother, and the half dozen or so women who want to bed him and/or wed him.

When Jess Norton acquires a new client who asks him to build a palatial hideaway on Grand Cayman Island, Jess is certain he’ll never be able to complete the multi-million dollar job without the help of his efficient secretary. Despite her reservations, he convinces Eleanor to accompany him on the assignment of a lifetime.

The sun and the sand cast the perfect spell for romance But will the tides turn in the opposite direction?



Lovers Come and Gone

by Raymond Romain

Lovers Come & Gone is a collection of poems about Love, Loss, and the things in between. Like most things in life, you could say that it’s a story about a girl.



An Arrangement

by Josephine Barly

Margaret is thirty-one, a successful professional and focused on her work, who gave up on men after a messy relationship. Following the loss of the chance to present for a campaign, her best friend Claire takes her out for drinks.

On the next day, Margaret must not only deal with a hangover, she’s also forced to put up with handsome, considerate Aaron. Just as she’s trying to get rid of him, he makes her an offer she can’t dismiss as easily as she’d like to: he’ll satisfy the sexual tension she’s been keeping since things ended with her ex, in exchange for dates.

Margaret would love to say no to him, but a single kiss makes her crave contact like she hasn’t in a long time, and maybe if she keeps the dates curt, Aaron won’t come anywhere near her heart.

When the sex is explosive and reawakens her, can she keep their arrangement, even when the walls she’s built around her heart are in jeopardy?

Warning: There are explicit scenes that include graphic sex, which include light BDSM and toy use. For mature audiences (+18).

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Excerpt

Prologue

“Leave, now,” Margaret hissed at her assistant Aimee, who promptly backtracked out of her boss’s office and closed the wooden door, her hand trembling.

Sighing, Margaret covered her face with her hands as she let herself fall on the chair behind the sturdy mahogany desk.

“This is not happening,” she told herself, over and over again, trying to get her act together. She couldn’t believe it. She refused to believe it. But even if her blue eyes were closed, she knew that the email was in her incoming messages folder.

Margaret breathed in. She breathed out. She removed her hands from her face, re-tied her blonde wavy hair in the bun she usually kept it in, and looked at the screen.

The email was clear. The campaign had been given to Mark, the slithering partner in the marketing company. And it was only because he had a dick, Margaret was sure. After all, they were both the same age â??thirty-oneâ?? and they both had the same education and professional background.

The little snake had pried the account from her. And she was fuming because of him. She knew without a doubt that he’d gone to Charles and had told him he had it all prepared for the meeting, or something else. Probably something along the lines of how being a ladies’ man and being so close to women, he could sell them lingerie.

Prick.

Margaret looked at the screen, typed a simple, court acceptance over Charles’s decision and looked at the clock. Half past five. She still had work to get done. But it was Friday, and mid-August. Maybe she could take off and vent some of her anger.

Claire was always looking forward to a good drink and some mingling. Margaret would avoid the mingling, but she’d definitely enjoy the drink. She got her cell phone and called her friend.



Echo Falls, Texas Short Story Collection

by Patti Ann Colt

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Catch the holiday spirit with the JINGLE JANGLE HOLIDAY SALE from KLG Press! For three days only, grab ten of our newest and most popular titles FREE on Amazon Kindle.

Immerse yourself in sweet hometown romances with popular multi-published author PATTI ANN COLT.
The Rock Star’s Sheriff: A rock diva, a hot sheriff, and cold winter nights…oh, my!
Echo Falls, Texas Short Story Collection: 3 short stories filled with beloved Echo Falls
characters

Get a head start on your spiritual and physical new year’s resolutions with DR. MARK FREDERICKSEN, Christian theologian and naturopathic physician.
Stand By Me: A 30-day devotional filled with relevant Bible verses, daily meditations, and heartfelt prayers.
Women’s Health: Get to know your own body just a little bit better from the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy an escape with beloved short story writer and debut novelist ANNE M. CARPENTER.
The Mommy Letters: A missing girl. A brokenhearted mom. A family torn apart. How will it all end?
Take a Peek: Curiosity killed the cat…but will that stop Angela?

Traveling or entertaining this holiday season? Read these first!
Check In Sit Down Shut Up: Have you ever stood in line at the airport and wished that the
genius in front of you had read “The Idiot’s Guide to Air Travel?”
50 Main Dish Favorites: What’s for dinner? Worth a Damn Food can help answer that
question and delight your family.

Have a few minutes? Try a short story from John Colt or Kelly McCrady!
Scars: An unexpected friendship with complications…
Hearts in Bloom: If only love could be as easy as pollinating flowers in the greenhouse.

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This books includes previously published Christmas Magic, A Winter Romance, and Boo & Lindy’s Matchmaking Adventure in one volume.

Christmas Magic

The Daddy’s Spell story continues. Robin and Chad’s wedding day has arrived, but a new obstacle confronts them. Will they make their happily-ever-after come true?

A Winter Romance

In 1941, a young Olivia Carnahan meets Thomas Applegate. Their mothers are matchmaking, and the two are determined not to cooperate. When the Pearl Harbor bombing occurs, Thomas’s leave from the Army Air Force is cancelled. Will Thomas be able to convince Olivia that love is stronger than war?

Boo & Lindy’s Matchmaking Adventure

Boo and Lindy Applegate are worried about the sadness in their first grade teacher’s eyes. Banned from using pumpkin magic, they ask Santa for someone special to be Miss Day’s friend. Kissing her would be good, too. Fireman Adam Caldwell moved back home to be near his family and serve the Echo Falls Fire Department. A loss in the fire station poker game places Adam in charge of answering the towns’ “Dear Santa” letters. All the requests prove simple to answer, except one. In a dilemma, Adam sets out to learn more about “Miss Day.” A chance encounter with Boo and Lindy fosters Adam’s need to befriend the teacher. Juliette Day’s fiancée abandoned her at the altar and disappeared with her sister. Now Juliette’s off the commitment market until she can heal from the pain and humiliation. But she is enticed by Adam and their charming Christmas date. Over the next few months, his faithful presence, thoughtful courtship and steamy kisses push her to rethink her decision to stay alone. How can she resolve her deep-seated anger over the betrayal and give Adam the unfettered forever love he’s asking for?



Hands All Over (Men of Los Angeles Series)

by Lilian Rose

Alexander has everything except for the desire to love one woman. So he showers himself with different women every weekend night hoping to satiate his desires. But when Skylar turns him down he finds himself drawn to everything about her. A feeling he expected to go away after he finally got her in his grasps. But now he can’t keep his hands to himself and that the last thing Skylar needs.

Hands All Over is a erotic romance and contains adult themes. Not suitable for persons under 18.

Check out books 2 (Lose Yourself), 3 (Sunrise Goodbyes), and 4 (Mine Tonight); all coming soon.



Making It Good Enough (Good Enough, Book 3 – Wedding Bells and Cookie Jars…)

by Zara Stoneley

An erotic contemporary romance.

Holly is happy, or at least she thinks she is. Until Dane’s glamorous ex-wife, Sally, arrives on the doorstep – and refuses to leave. With trouble brewing and secrets being uncovered, is his determination to spice up their sex life a smokescreen, or love?

Charlie’s got the girl he loved back. But this time can they go all the way – if it means accepting the lifestyle that he ran away from? Falling in love with Anna is one thing, but is a society wedding a step too far?

Who will be walking up the aisle? Will the friends get their happy ever afters – or will an uninvited wedding guest ruin it all?

With disastrous parties, lustful fantasies and alarming announcements, can any of them make it good enough to last?



Texas Wild (western romance and sex) (western romance)

by Cristina Grenier

A Steamy Romance Story with a Western Twist

When Reenie’s catches her fiancé in bed with a shapely redhead, she has only one thought in mind; to get as far away from Boston as possible. She remembers that Amy, her friend from college has a ranch in Texas and without any hesitation she starts on her way and is put up in the guest house at her friend’s ranch. While she is nursing a man-hating grudge, Amy’s brother Matt shows up drunk and ready for some “lovin’.” Reenie turns him down flat. When Matt realizes what he’s done he is full of apologies, but Reenie still wants nothing to do with him. The shapely muscular body and the fact that he is fairly well endowed continue to haunt her. It is his strength of character, however, that finally wins her over and makes the sparks fly.



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