Free fiction Kindle books for 13 Jul 18

Venus, Burning

by H. Jewel Lohr

“I wanted you then, I want you now, I want you forever…”

At twenty-eight, Ava Blackwood seems to have the ideal life. Well, at least on the surface. Recently engaged to Seattle’s most loved congressman, Michael Brenner, they are two kids and a yellow Lab short of becoming the picture-perfect family. That is, minus her haunted past and growing dissatisfaction with their relationship.

Ava becomes more conflicted when she has a chance encounter with an old flame. One that was never extinguished. Psychiatrist and best-selling author William Debroux is one of the only people who know about Ava’s traumatic upbringing, and has always understood her in a way no one else has. Despite the six years that have passed without seeing one another, her heart soars when she lays eyes on him again. She suddenly finds herself longing for the blossoming romance they shared when she was just a silly college girl at NYU, her mind rushing with memories of when she first wandered into his office as a patient.

If running into William once wasn’t already bizarre enough, things grows even stranger when she finds out that her fiancé has recently befriended him. As their lives start to become more intertwined and William begins hinting that he intends on winning her back, she begins to ask herself…Is my heart really behind this upcoming marriage? Or was it already stolen in New York all those years ago?

Warning: Contains explicit sexual content. Recommended for 18+ readers only.

A Gathering of Butterflies

by Sean C Wright

Tales of steely but vulnerable women of color will melt your heart while lifting your spiritsâ?¦

A fierce grandmother keeps her grandson from the clutches of Old Scratch in Devil Does Dallas.

An alien abduction transforms a large, miserable woman in Hazel Hogan.

A country girl meets a city girl on her birthday, and struggles to decide if the girl’s heart is dark or light in Bubble Bath Twelve.

And methodical Genie forms an unlikely relationship in Heaven’s Halfway House while in a coma.

The Gravest Girl of All (Grave Girl Book 3)

by Amy Cross

The final reckoning is at hand. Ancient prophecies are about to be unleashed. And Sam Marker hasn’t even had her first cup of tea this morning.

Having tried several times to acquire the Devil’s body by other means, the evil Abberoth finally decides to do the job himself. Heading to Rippon, he immediately unleashes pain and torture upon the local population. Soon Rippon is cut off from the rest of the world, and it’s a world that might not last much longer if Abberoth doesn’t get what it wants.

Soon, Sam is thrust into a fight to save not only Rippon, but also the entire planet. All she has by her side is a ghost, a stone angel, a pile of books… and maybe, if she’s particularly unlucky, the Devil himself.

The Gravest Girl of All is the third book in the Grave Girl series.

The Remingtons (Book 1-3, Boxed Set): Game of Love, Stroke of Love, Flames of Love

by Melissa Foster

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom big-family contemporary romance collection.

This contemporary romance boxed set includes 3 full length Remington novels:
Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the United States. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run–and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge, or are they destined to be apart forever?
Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn’t felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.

Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he’s always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what’s missing in his life, not to find a woman.

Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate’s misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way–even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world–and love her to the ends of the earth.
As one of New York’s Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman’s car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he’s there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman’s well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he’s nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.

As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she’s made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn’t know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she’s rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she’s found her own real-life romantic fairy tale–until he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy.

Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealed–and so is Cash’s warm, romantic heart. But Siena’s secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handle–and Siena is forced to choose between a man who’s everything she’s ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime.

The Dominator: a dark mafia romance

by DD Prince

A dark mafia romance. Dark themes/elements. Erotic romance.

Tia is totally smitten with the guy who flirted with her in the ice cream parlor on her last day there. The gorgeous man in an expensive suit oozed money, power, confidence, sexuality, and she can’t stop daydreaming about how he flirted and teased and tied a cherry stem into a knot with his tongue suggestively right in front of her.
But, Tia has no idea that while she daydreams about the gorgeous guy, a plot is underfoot. He’s about to tie her whole life up into knots.

As soon as she graduates from school she’ll be delivered to him. He owns her. And he has plans. Carnal plans. Her father owes his father a debt and that debt is to be paid with Tia.

Tommy Ferrano needs to get married to get handed his birthright, a business with ties to organized crime. He has been in no hurry to get married, so his father decided to get creative. His father chose Tia for very specific reasons.

Tia grew up too fast. She lost her Mom due to suicide and has a screw-up for a father. She’s excited about moving to the next chapter of life with plans for after school, plans for life on her own after growing up in foster care. She doesn’t know, yet, that the changes coming don’t remotely resemble what she had in mind.

Tommy Ferrano likes to play games, especially mind games. After Tia is delivered to him and told of her fate she quickly finds this out and learns that she has to obey his rules â?¦ or else.

Rule 1: He owns her and wants full control. He wants obedience; he punishes defiance.
Rule 2: She needs to keep her mouth shut and reveal nothing to anyone about him.

He soon reveals Rule #3 to her, and starts revealing his dark, possessive, and depraved sexual side. Tia has to obey him in order to survive. Will it break her or will submission bring about a different kind of freedom?
Ingredients include: profanity, sex, violence, dominating alpha male, blood, pain, love, redemption.

“Fear flickered in her eyes for a beat but she continued to stare up at me, right into my eyes, trying to be brave. I liked it. I liked it a lot. Yeah, I’m a sick fucker. And the only thing scarier than a sick f*cker is a sick fucker with power. If I was going to have to marry to get all the power I’d damn well get as much pleasure as possible from it. Fear and defiance rolled up in one? She was perfect. Maybe that’s why I’d waited so long. This was coming for me. Her.”
“I know you didn’t choose this but I can’t give you up. I won’t. Don’t ever, ever ask me to. After things settle down I’ll help you have a life you’ll want, but with me, and you have to take all of me. I’ll find you answers about your father, I’ll give you everything your heart wants, everything except freedom from me. Don’t ever ask me for it.”
“Rough or sweet?” I said into her ear, wanting, for some inexplicable reason, for her to feel in control right now. I looked into her eyes and tried to show her the tenderness I felt for her.
“Rough,” she answered very softly and it made my heart soar. Her giving me control: wanting rough, when she could keep it sweet, when she could keep control of me was such a gift. She was made for me. I gave her a little smile and she must’ve read my mind because she gulped hard and looked like she might’ve wanted to backpedal. That hesitation, the fear in her eyes, it got me hard. So hard. “

This is a 550+ page novel with no cliffhanger.
Triggers: Dubious & non-consent.Violence.

This Time Next Door (Oakland Hills Book 2)

by Gretchen Galway

Twenty-six-year-old Rose Devlin may shop in the plus-size department, but she’s never had a problem attracting men–with disastrous consequences. Recovering from her latest mistake, Rose has sworn off casual sex and moved to California to grow up, help her best friend, and make something of herself.

When Rose asks the cute-but-geeky guy next door to help her land a job in high tech, she never expects to unearth his quiet strength, stunning accomplishments–and hidden talents.

With a secret in her own past, Rose tries to keep her distance, but she finds that nerdy Mark isn’t so nerdy when the lights go out. And that maybe, just maybe, she’s not too grown up to risk one more disaster…

NEW TO THE OAKLAND HILLS ROMANCE SERIES? You can start with any of the novels! Each book is its own standalone story with a HEA ending.

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