Free romance Kindle books for 28 Dec 13

Christmas Unplugged

by Joy Nash

2 Brothers + 2 Sisters + 0 Electricity = 1 Unforgettable Holiday

Casey’s got a ton of work to do over the holidays. But her sister’s stuck with a broken heart and a nonrefundable vacation for two, so Casey agrees to celebrate Christmas at a rustic Adirondack lodgeâ??as long as she can bring her laptop and work through the festivities.

Matt’s happy to take a break from his high-pressure city job to celebrate Christmas at his off-the-grid childhood home. He and his brother are helping with their aunt’s Romance of Christmas weekend, even though the couples-only guest list means all work and no play.

When one of the “couples” unexpectedly turns out to be two sisters, Matt’s brother calls dibs on the hot oneâ??leaving Matt to deal with a quirky, work-obsessed woman who he’s sure would rather get cozy with an electrical outlet than with him.

Good thing there’s no electricity at Dutch Gorge Lodge. Because sometimes you have to turn out the lights to see what’s right in front of you.



The Prince’s Resistant Lover

by Elizabeth Lennox

When Prince Tamar El Amin Yarin walked into the simple neighborhood diner, he didn’t expect to find the woman of his dreams. In fact, he was there on business, trying to locate the hacker who had been stealing government and corporate secrets. What he discovers instead is a blue eyed, blond haired beauty that challenges him on so many levels. After a night of searing passion with the innocent temptress, he discovers that he has actually found his hacker! The betrayal leaves him stunned, but he shifts back into business mode and takes the lovely, seductive Wyndi back to Surisia as his prisoner.

Wyndi cannot believe that the man who had shown her so much passion and taught her how incredible a simple touch could be, could actually have kidnapped her and brought her back to his country. And now he’s accusing her of espionage and of profiting from selling his country’s secrets? Protecting her own secrets, she refuses Tamar’s demands for the names of the buyers of the proprietary information, only angering him further. They are at an impasse. She refuses to tell him why she is hacking into his company and government files, and he refuses to release her until he has the information he requires.

Despite their conflict over her hacking, neither can forget the passion they shared and the feelings that had begun to blossom. It is this intense attraction that binds them together, even in the midst of their conflict. But when her secrets are revealed, will it cement their bond or destroy it?



Entangled (Evolve Series Novella 2.5)

by S.E. Hall

Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney’s got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out…just how many is a crowd?

The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content. Mature audiences recommended.

Optimal reading order: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled



Summer of my Secret Angel

by Anna Katmore

He’s annoyingly gorgeous, provocative, and fast becoming her best friend. But he also has a secret that makes the little hairs on her arms stand on end…

In 2013 this book has been published with the original first title Loving Your Lies.

It wasn’t nicking an expensive watch or diamond bracelet that landed streetwise Jona Montiniere in the clutches of the police. It was a darn sweater. A judge decides that she has to return to her terminally ill mother, who dumped her in an orphanage more than twelve years ago. Worse, for the coming six weeks, she has to do charity work on an estranged aunt’s vineyards in France.

Yeah, right.

Jona is determined to sneak off at the first chance she gets. But then she meets Julian, her mother’s caretaker. Playful, understanding, and sinfully sexy, he’s everything she dreams ofâ??but she’d be damned if she let him know.

So when the first week in her new home is over, Jona is asking herself two things. One, how could it happen that she ended up in Julian’s arms after only three days? And two, how the hell did he awaken her mother from the deadâ?¦?



Dog Tags for Christmas (Dog Tails)

by Jennifer Conner

A Christmas short story in the heart-warming series, Dog Tails.

Willa Rayne’s spent her life doing what’s expected of her. Now she has a great job and a house of her own, but where’s the romance in her life? All of that changes when she bakes cookies for a soldier.

Eben Yates has an important decision to make. Should he stay in the Army? He’s been on three deployments and he misses the States. When he finds a stray in a nearby village and discovers he can bring Hero back, the dog and Willa give him reasons to start a new life and come home.

Eben and Willa’s Internet relationship deepens, will they find the family they both want for Christmasâ?¦ plus a barking bonus?



Stilettos & Stubble

by Amanda Egan

All her life Persephone’s been branded a â??Big Girl’.

Criticised by her outwardly perfect mother, dearly loved by her father, she’s the
â??Queen of Low Self-Esteem’.

Finding herself suddenly immersed in a world of glitz and glamour, where nothing is quite as it seems, will she finally realise …

… â??It’s what’s inside that counts’?

PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR:

â??Gems like this speak to your heart head and funny bone’
(The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit)

â??A good, well-written slice of British chicklit’
(Diary of a Mummy Misfit)

â??Essential reading for any mother at any stage of motherhood’
(Diary of a Mummy Misfit)

â??A superb knack of putting vivid images in your head
with her fabulous writing style’
(Completing the Puzzle)

â??I feel her pain, I laugh when she laughs and I cry when she cries’
(The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit)

â??A story which is not only laugh-out-loud funny, it’s also touching’
(Diary of a Mummy Misfit)

THIS BOOK ALSO FEATURES THE FIRST CHAPTER OF ‘COMPLETING THE PUZZLE’



Once and Forever

by Mary Blayney

From five compelling authors, five original novellas which will make you laugh and cry, and believe in a love that once found will last forever. Meet a duke, a psychic, a bodyguard and a professor…and one “guardian fairy” in absorbing stories ranging from regency and contemporary romance to paranormal and women’s fiction.

Playing for Keeps by Mary Blayney

Actress Kendall Marshall is determined to get an autograph for her sick sister from famous TV personality Mike O’Hara, the Oprah Winfrey of sports. In the process she meets his brother, security consultant Steve Marshall, lands a job on O’Hara’s show and gets in the way of a man set on causing big trouble. As the stalkers attacks escalate, Steve and Kendall are thrown together and find it impossible to ignore the chemistry between them. 
The Princess & the Pinot by Elaine Fox

When a beautiful woman shows up at the Vineyard Inn, wine manager Kim is certain she’s been sent by fate for the inn’s owner, Cooper. Self-effacing to a fault, Kim knows she can’t hold a candle to Principessa Bella, who also seems to know even more about wine than Kim herself, but her heart has belonged to Cooper since they shared one kiss as teenagers.

Kim is afraid Prin will sweep just as surely into Cooper’s arms if she doesn’t do something about it. Can she tell Cooper how she feels without losing even his friendship? Kim is willing to try except for one problem: she’s almost certainly losing her mind. Or is that belching, swearing, smoking, farting fairy – who claims to be trying to help her – real? 
Duets by Emelle Gamble

Duets offers alternating looks into the lives of two women who would seem to have little or nothing in common.

Screen star Molly Harper is on the verge of marrying a man who has swept her off her feet, though perhaps hasn’t swept all her feelings for her first love away. Anne Sullivan, happily married for twenty-five years, is fighting to hold onto the man she loves, and hold off a confrontation that could shatter her family’s image of what they are.

Duets confronts a past secret that ties these two women’s lives together, just as chance events turn Molly and Anne’s worlds upside down. 
Never and Forever by Lavinia Kent

Molly, Miss Wilkes, runs an employment agency helping women of quality find positions perfected suited to their characters. Although her father held the title of Earl for just over a week before his death, Molly has never wanted to be a lady. She knows her place in this world – and it is not at the center of society.

The Duke of Radford cannot imagine a world without all the privilege and power that comes from being Radford. Why would he ever have interest in a simple woman who doesn’t even understand that she should want to be a duchess?

Can these two overcome the obstacles of their own beliefs and realize that love can make all things possible? 
The Psychic Detective by Evie Owens

Psychic Martin Sterling doesn’t trust cops–and the feeling is mutual. Detective Erin Healy needs more than a ghost story to save her job and reputation. Her partner is dead, a million dollars in drugs and money is missing, and all the evidence points to her.

Can a sexy psychic and a by the book cop, trapped between the living and the dead, unearth the truth? Or will a cold-blooded killer get away with it all…



Lawyers, Lovers & Lies

by Linda Pohl

Charlene Williams, a recent law school graduate, thinks her prayers have been answered when she is offered a position at one of New York City’s most prestigious law firms. But her dreams are quickly shattered when she finds out that Alex Andrews, the firm’s senior criminal lawyer, wants far more from her than her legal expertise.

A gorgeous, powerful, manipulative man, Alexander is used to getting whatever he wants. Targeted as his next conquest, his words and actions make it quite clear that if Charlene doesn’t start playing by his rules, she’ll be lucky to be licking stamps in some lowly legal aid office.

With no witnesses to substantiate Alex’s escalating abuse, it’s his word against hers. Consumed with fear and the possibility of losing her job, Charlene is faced with a choice to retreat or to meet this ultimate challenge head on. Risking everything, she decides to build the greatest case of her life in an attempt to expose Alex as the predator he is.



See Megan Run (See Her Fall)

by Melissa Blue

Megan Hazely wants to breeze into her hometown for her mother’s wedding and slip back out before anyone really notices she’s there. Unfortunately, Riverbed is still the small town she  abandoned. Anything worth noting is gossip-worthy. No one can resist speculating on the sparks likely to fly between the hometown girl and the boy she left behind. And the boy she once loved has become a man. Time hasn’t lessened the chemistry between them, but what life did she leave?
Aiden Blake hasn’t been holding a torch for Megan after all this time. He’s moved on. Doesn’t matter no other woman has caught his eye in the same way. Means nothing. Unfortunately, now that she’s back everyone believes it means a lot. Maybe, now, the hometown boy will once again find happiness with the one woman he’s loved for all his life. A damn misguided idea. She plans to blow out of town before her mother’s bouquet starts to wither.
One unlikely indiscretion makes them question the past and what the future may hold. Megan must deal with the troubles she left behind, and, somehow leave again with her heart intact. It may not be possible. Aiden is intent on making her see all the things she’ll be missing.
Will Megan stay to find out or will she run again?



In Good Spirits (Above the Grave)

by Kara Kirkendoll

Falling in love isn’t easy. Physical attraction, for one, comes in handy, along with the right personality. As a rule, you should probably make sure that above all, the one that you are falling for is among the living.

After being cursed by a jealous and greedy witch, Mary Ann O’Keefe has been trapped in the afterlife for one hundred and sixty years. In order to gain her long awaited life back, she must find her true love. Just when it seems that she will be stuck in spirit forever, handsome Jace Melancon stumbles his way into her lonely little world.

A bachelor with big dreams that were finally coming true, Jace forever changed his destiny the day that he ran out of gas on the outskirts of New Orleans. Drawn to an odd little cemetery, what he discovers will teach him more about life and death than he ever imagined.

In a strange turn of events, Jace and Mary Ann find that love, and an open mind can not only conquer any surprise from the other side of normal, but transcend life and even death, itself.



Christmas Comfort (Adult Contemporary Romance) (Hot Holidays Series)

by Rachel Dunning

** Hot and Steamy Christmas Story **

Mitchell Langford knew how to please a woman.

He also knew how to lose one.

The one thing he didn’t know, and for the life of him couldn’t figure out, was how to keep one. 
— 
Jacqueline Conway knew how to please a man.

She also knew how to throw one away.

The one thing she didn’t know, and for the life of her couldn’t figure out, was how to stop one from hitting on her every time she went into a social gathering.

— 
Stranded in London on December 24th, successful businessman, Mitchell Langford, is invited to spend Christmas Eve with his partner’s family where he meets the lovely and confident Jacqueline Conway.

Mitchell stays a few days longer…** Ages 17+ Contains steamy sex between two awesome characters ** 



Falling to Earth

by Deirdre Palmer

“Funny and entertaining”

“A gentle read but surprisingly gripping”

“Great characters, romance, intrigue”

Juliet Cole has life pretty much sorted – and not before time. She has a rewarding career as an artist, a gorgeous 12-year-old daughter, Rachel, and her live-in partner, Gray, the love of her life – or she thought he was. Suddenly, Gray has changed. He’s morose, distracted and secretive and he isn’t saying why.

Then there are the silent phone calls, the card pushed through the door addressed to no-one, the red car that appears out of nowhere every time Juliet sets foot outside the door and the constant feeling of being watched. Is all this connected with Gray’s mysterious behaviour, and why is he unable – or unwilling – to protect her?

Juliet tries to confront him but, afraid of what she might hear, she pulls back. Stability for Rachel is her priority; she won’t uproot her daughter for the second time in her young life. But Rachel, too, is hiding somethingâ?¦

As Juliet struggles to understand what is happening under her own roof, a diversion arrives in the form of Jonno, a young free-runner. He makes a play for Juliet and in her unsettled state she’s tempted. Is Jonno the answer or should she fight to win back Gray?

But Gray is fighting his own battle, and it isn’t with Julietâ?¦



Stargazer

by Jewel Adams

Sensual Romance Time Travel

Determined to be the Chicago Sun’s top foreign reporter, Cassandra Malone is on her way to Riyadh. Cassie’s adventure turns ugly when a group of terrorist highjack the jet. Gunfire fills the plane and bullets rip through the hull, Cassie’s only thought is to survive the explosion.

Captain Blaine Sterling’s last voyage on the Stargazer is more profitable than he ever imagined when the ocean depths surrender a beautiful woman! Once given the gift, Blaine refuses to let death take the girl. The first time their gazes touch they both know their future is sealed.

Together they face an adventure in love that takes them on a journey through the American wilderness of 1784. Cassie’s modern knowledge might protect Blaine’s thriving new settlement from the British allies, but can Blaine protect Cassie from the uncivilized frontier and the dangers lurking in every shadow.

Stargazer is a story of love that thrives despite all the diversities thrown in its path. Don’t miss this touching story of Cassie and Blaine’s shared adventure in time.



Wicked (Episode 1, What About Wickham?)

by L.L. Muir

This is a SHORT STORY of 24 pages.

Ivy MacKay knows full well she’s starting her adult life on a wicked foot, but there’s not much she can do about that. First of all, she was born wicked, and secondly, how else is she supposed to get what she wants?

(The series begins with GOING BACK FOR ROMEO. It is not necessary to read ROMEO before reading WICKED.)

Wicked, Wickeder, and Wickedest are the three episodes of the novel, WHAT ABOUT WICKHAM which tells the entire story of how Ivy MacKay and Wickham Muir meet, who stands between them, and just who among the three proves to be the wickedest one of all.

Other books by L.L. Muir include:
Going Back for Romeo–A Highlander Time Travel romance
Christmas Kiss–A Holiday romance
Blood for Ink–A Regency romance
Lord Fool to the Rescue–A Regency novella
Somewhere over the Freaking Rainbow–A Young Adult paranormal romance
Where to Pee on a Pirate Ship– a middle grade short story.

Soon to be released:
Not Without Juliet
Kiss This



The Smoky Dragon (a novelette)

by Brandon Berntson

In a land of fantasy and wonder – long after his lover has been killed – an old man refuses to move on with his life, and instead proves his undying devotion. 

A story rich in color and philosophy. Vibrant, emotional, and lyrical, The Smoky Dragon is more than just a magical, supernatural love story. It is a lesson in life and love.



Saratoga

by M. R. Pritchard

Demi has it all figured out. She is going to be a ballerina just like her mother wants. Since the dance studio is the only place she feels like she fits in, it’s the perfect plan. All she wants is a normal life, one where she and her parents aren’t moving to a new place after another one of her accidents. But Demi knows she is far from normal because she can feel it every time she walks near a park, or a tree, or a flower. Demi has a gift-or a curse; green things call to her. They tug at her soul and she has no idea how to control it. That is, until she meets a young man with a similar gift who shows Demi the path to discovering who she is and what she and her gift are meant for.



Butterfly

by Violet Gregory

This is the full first novel in the series – includes parts 1, 2 & 3.

“The delicate silver filigree butterfly around my neck had been a gift from Hugh â?¦ I told myself it was a talisman that would prevent any harm coming to me. But I couldn’t have been more wrong.”

What happens when everything you believe about love, sex and fidelity is turned on its head?

When American artist Georgia Daniels marries handsome, sexy lawyer Hugh Fraser and moves to the other side of the world with him, the fairy tale she thought she was buying into soon transforms into a complex web of secrets and uncertainty.

Ghosts from Hugh’s past surface, making her realize he’s not the shy, innocent guy she thought he was. Her best friend Willa turns out to have secrets of her own that leave Georgia out on a limb when she needs someone she can trust. And every time she thinks she has it all figured out, she gets a call from her estranged mother, whose well meaning attempts to deal with the past and restore their relationship just leave Georgia even more confused.

The Butterfly series takes up where traditional romance novels leave off – exploring love in a way that is edgy, challenging and sometimes painfully real – and coming to conclusions as unexpected as they are perfect.

This story unfolds over the course of four novels, each in three parts.

This is Book 1 of the series – comprising Parts 1, 2 and 3, which can also be purchased separately.



Fish in the Sea

by Lucy Kix

Maggie is a young woman fresh out of college, at the beginning of a promising career in advertising. She’s smart, she’s got her own place, she’s respected at work.

The only thing she doesn’t have is someone to share it all with.

So what happens when a young woman tries to find love?

Maggie has no shortage of potential mates, but how will she find the one that’s just right? Who can she talk to about it? What secrets will she have to keep? What secrets will she uncover? Who isn’t what they seem, for good and bad?



Another Chance At Love

by Clair Gibson

Emily has suffered from kidney disease for 8 yrs. She moves to Scotland after the break up of her abusive marriage and the death of her father. When she attends her local hospital for treatment, she meets her new consultant Stuart.

After a few chance encounters, Emily shares interesting conversations with him and the two of them strike a friendship.

He is torn between being her doctor and wanting more from her than friendship and when their friendship turns into a fledgling relationship, their encounter is seen and Stuart’s happiness is short lived. Bureaucracy soon catches up with him.

Emily’s condition deteriorates, she needs a transplant and fast. She needs Stuart to be her friend and her doctor.

Can he save her and in doing so save himself?



My Love At Last

by Jaclyn Marulanda

Danielle Bryan is ready to get back to her hometown of Mooresville North Carolina after college graduation, the place where she grew up and missed so much. It was the place she first fell in love but didnt know it until her true love returns home to settle his deceased fathers estate. When she sees him again he has her heart beating a little faster. A childhood friendship is rekindled with true romance and steamy nights, revealing a love that has always been there.



Thrown (Promise Cove)

by Tabi Wollstonecraft

An emotional New Adult Romance
Amy is trying to get over the death of her mother and aunt. Promise Cove offers her a new start and an escape from the pain. She is closed-off emotionally and avoids relationships with others. Her only emotional outlet comes from self harm.

Then she meets Dean Stoker, a local mechanic and friend of Amy’s aunt. Stoker has a secret. He wants to be an artist. But he can only paint in secret because his father wants Stoker to be more like his dead brother James and forget about anything creative.
 Amy and Dean recognise a shared pain and become close. Barriers must be shattered and walls must come down before they can find real love.



Romancing the Fox (The Fox Saga)

by John Tucker

Fledgling producer John McKenzie seeks to give his first movie some Hollywood buzz by hiring a porn actress to star in it. After flying to Los Angeles to interview seven preselected women, McKenzie makes his decision and shocks himself by falling in love with the actress he calls ‘The One.’

While she gradually warms to his confident, but unrealistic notions about love and relationships, the mismatched couple find their budding romance hindered by well-meaning friends, bitter enemies, and jealous associates.

Romancing the Fox is an adult contemporary romance/drama/comedy that will pull at your heartstrings, tickle your funny bone, and make you believe in love, while giving you a peek at the carnal machinations of the adult movie industry.



Life, Love, and Second Chances

by Amanda Anderson

When Adele Scott found an advertisement for a bride she had no idea how much her life would change. When she finds herself married by proxy to a man she has never met she feels conflicted. Things get worse when she travels to Texas and finds that her new husband is old enough to be her father.

Peter Davidson has a secret and he is unwilling to see his life continue the way it had for so many years. When he posts and ad for a wife he had no idea how many women would reply. When he read a letter from Adele Scott he knew that she was the one who would make his life anew.

Peter’s son Bradley refused to accept the marriage of his father to Adele, who was several years his junior. He did not trust women and constantly watched her to try to figure out what she was up to. When sparks fly between them they are forced to push away a love that could heal them both for honor, but Peter has a surprise in store for them.



Rant’s Legacy

by Scott Belbey

This is about the second son from an eighteenth century family after he’s fallen in love with a vampire, and learns too late that ‘monogamy is for mortals’.



The Ilikai

by I. McInally

Delusion, deception, abuse, emotional blackmail…How will it end?

A lonely woman falls for a narcissistic soldier stationed in Hawaii.

Her new friend – a drug-addled, self described sex addict – tries to keep her from sinking below the surface.



A Smokey Mountain Hike to Forget (#1)

by Marianne Knightly

Jen and James went for what they thought was a simple hike through the Smokies. Instead, finding an innocuous gold coin along the trail set them on an adventure that tested their skills and their passionate relationship, and forced them to confront their future together.



The Dark Closet

by Miranda Beall

The 1863 Civil War death of Lamerie Wighte, mistress of Wightefield, and the rape of her 12-year-old daughter Mersey by Union Lieutenant Shadrack Hawkins fuels another treasure hunt 100 years later. Ancestral ghosts, treasure hunters, and descendants of the prominent Wighte and Mainwaring families search the Civil War ruins of Wightefiled for a fabled emerald necklace and family silver rumored to be hidden there. Lamerie’s 1963 descendant struggles to maintain her hold on Wightefield despite her husband, Jake Hawkins; her Mainwaring lover, Crossett; the total depletion of her family heritage; and marauders looting the decrepit house.

In the midst of it all is a mysterious feature writer known only as The Rambler. His (her) random articles on ghost lore of the old, abandoned manor houses of deteriorated wealthy families only exacerbate hidden plots, dark family secrets, and supernatural events, all tied to the necklace and silver.



Holly For Christmas: A Short Story

by Cheryl Barton

Timothy Cornish hates every holiday season. Christmas was the worst for him. As an infant, left on the steps of a church by a family that didn’t want him, he lived life going from one group home to another. He grew up not being able to separate his rough childhood from his adult life and it made him a Grinch for every season.

Holly Day is vivacious and a breath of fresh air, even though she suffered through a rough life of group homes and foster care, but she happily survived. She never let it keep her from a happy life.

When Bah Humbug Timothy meets Holly Day, sparks begin to fly and it has nothing to do with the fireworks celebrating the holiday. It’s about what’s beginning to sizzle between the two of them as she helps Timothy find that his past can be beneficial to the present and she’s just the woman to help him see that.



Summer School – A Story of a Troubled Teen

by Grayson Elliot

Dan, a 23 year old working on his Master’s Degree in English is unhappy that he has to teach summer school. However, what happens makes it completely worth it.



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