Best of
Novella

2016

Imitation and Alchemy


Elizabeth Hunter - 2016
    Was that too much to ask? All Tenzin wanted was a cache of priceless medieval coins that had been missing for several hundred years. And some company. Phrases like “never again” don’t mean much when you’ve been a vampire for several thousand years. And promises made in the heat of anger don’t always outweigh the lure of gold. Ben Vecchio thought he knew everything there was to know about the immortals of Italy. But when Tenzin tempts him into another adventure, finding a cache of rare gold coins missing since the nineteenth century, he’ll discover that familiar places can hold the most delicious secrets. And possibly the key to his future. Ben and Tenzin are back in an all-new novella in the Elemental Legacy series.

Sweet Love


K.C. Lynn - 2016
     A slice of the past that shows up on their doorstep, turning their world upside down with a life-altering plea. A dash of passion. A pinch of heartache. A sprinkle of hope. Mix together in a large bowl, creating a difficult choice, a testing of one’s faith, and a man who will do anything to protect his family—even if it means accepting a decision that could result in losing the one he loves most. Bake at 350° for a rich serving of life with a love that could withstand anything. Even the unthinkable. A timeless recipe that is sure to fill your heart with a generous helping of sweet love.***This novella follows Sawyer and Grace’s journey after Sweet Temptation, book two in the Men of Honor series. It is told in dual POV, has an HEA, and no cliffhanger. Sweet Temptation should be read prior to this novella. It is highly recommended to read the other books in both the Men of Honor series and the Acts of Honor series as all the characters play recurring roles.

The Letters


Lesley Jones - 2016
    From a boy to the girl that he missed. From a man to the woman he loved. But what if those words carried more impact than anyone realised? Will they finally give Georgia the closure she needs and lessen the guilt she battles every day? Or will everything she thought she knew about the boy and man who wrote them and the life they shared be forever altered? All will be revealed in The Letters.A story about life, love, and acceptance.

Banking Her


Max Monroe - 2016
    But what happens when they’re faced with a surprise neither of them plotted or schemed?While Cassie seems to be taking everything in stride, Thatch can’t stop himself from worrying about every little thing revolving around the woman he loves. How does a man handle that kind of anxiety?Doing the only thing he can to ease his mind without pushing away the woman he loves, Thatch proves that once again, when it comes to him and Cass, you’ll never see what’s coming.Another Playbook begins...Wes Lancaster has always followed one guideline for play. He never gets involved with anyone working for his professional football team, the New York Mavericks. It hasn’t been a hard rule to live by. Until Winnie Winslow, the new take-no-sh*t team physician. She’s beautiful, intelligent—and has no problem taking control of every situation. She pisses him off. She turns him on.As tension builds and desire heightens, Wes finds himself wondering how much longer he’ll be able to follow his gameplan.

Married to the Mob: A Black Mafia Love Affair


Mz. Lady P - 2016
    That's exactly what happens when the beautiful, plus sized British Bryant crosses paths with the Boss of the Demonte Crime Family. Don Corleone is ruthless yet gentle when it comes to British. From the moment he laid eyes on her he became obsessed with getting to know her better and bringing her into his world. Meanwhile, British can't accept that he wants a girl like her. In her opinion, men don't go for big girls like her but Corleone will show her why she's the chosen one and weight don't mean nothing to him. Corleone's brothers Dominic and Lucciano stand beside him through thick or thin and take their family business serious. They live by their own code "Loyalty or Death. Not even family is exempt from losing their life when it comes to crossing the Demonte Brothers. With so many enemies out to kill them they'll need strong women to hold them down while they take care of business. British, Katera, and Chloe have all been thrusted into the Black Mafia lifestyle and have proved that they are more than worthy of being the Mob Wives that Corleone, Dominic, and Lucci need. However, they never knew loving this men would be such a hard job before they became Married to The Mob.

The Confessions


Tiffany Reisz - 2016
    Three confessions. And all the dirty little secrets you could possibly desire... Father Stuart Ballard has been Marcus Stearns’ confessor since the young Jesuit was only eighteen years old. He thought he’d heard every sin the boy had to confess until Marcus uttered those three fateful words: “I met Eleanor.” So begins the 40-page “The Confession of Marcus Stearns,” a moving coda to the RITA® Award-winning Original Sinners series. Originally published as a limited-edition paperback for the 2014 RT Booklovers' Convention, and available worldwide for the first time. This collection also includes “The Confession of Eleanor Schreiber,” a companion 36-page story written exclusively for The Confessions.And, finally, all secrets are revealed in “The Confession of Tiffany Reisz,” an exclusive, in-depth interview.

Scoring Her


Max Monroe - 2016
    The end of the Billionaire Bad Boy era, the series comes to a close. From Kline and Benny to Wes and Winnie with Thatch and Cassie in between, spend time with the characters that have stolen the hearts of both each other and readers alike, and meet the men of the upcoming spinoff series Mavericks Tackle Love.

The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol 4


Bink Cummings - 2016
    Growing a little person inside of me is no small feat, and when that same little person decides it's time to be welcomed into the world, I'm suddenly catapulted into the beauty of motherhood. Join me in my birthing journey. You're in for one helluva ride. Must Read Vol's 1-3 First. --Novella.

Cross


Cora Brent - 2016
    Everything."Two brothers...And the girl next door.A betrayal that severed the bonds of blood and loyalty.A tragedy that ended one life and shattered the rest.Everyone thought that because they knew how it ended they also knew how it started.They didn't.And neither do you.Warning: This one is not like the other stories. This one will hurt. But I do promise you... nothing is as it seems at first.  CROSS is a novella in the Gentry Boys series from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Cora Brent.

Sins of the Father


Denise Grover Swank - 2016
    Simmons’ death begins to settle, some of the victims are still dealing with the results of that deadly night. Rose mourns the changes in her life and struggles to move on. Neely Kate is devastated when Joe leaves Henryetta two weeks after his father’s death and refuses to speak to her. Joe is left dealing with his father’s business and the consequent FBI investigation, while he wonders where he belongs. But when Rose’s former neighbor’s family dog runs away, Neely Kate convinces Rose to look for the pet and both discover a few things about themselves in the process.

The Scent of Winter


Tiffany Reisz - 2016
    He never expected he'd be kidnapped and relocated to a cabin in the middle of nowhere, Maine to help Søren celebrate his birthday. But it's not quite the sexy party Kingsley hoped for. Søren has been keeping a secret from Kingsley for several years and it's finally time to confess. But will Kingsley absolve his priestly lover of his sins or will this winter be the coldest one yet? This novella takes place the December before the events of The Virgin and The Queen. Warning: Spoilers ahead--read through The Queen before reading The Scent of Winter. Stars Kingsley and Søren and a cabin in the woods...Without any fanfare or counting down, Søren switched on the tree lights. And just like that it was Christmas.No gifts. No music. No crèche. Only lights. That's all it took. A push of a button. It shouldn't have been that simple, but it was. A little more light where before there was darkness. A little more beauty where before there was emptiness. All the bad things that were there before were still there, but at least there was one more small good thing in the world.

SNOW: A Gentry Boys Christmas Story


Cora Brent - 2016
    There’s newlywed life to adjust to, a business to run, a baby arriving any minute and to top it off, an unusual forecast of snow threatens to cover the desert for the first time in decades. Plus when ghosts of the past threaten everything they’ve built, the brothers find their close bond and their dreams of the future tested yet again. Luckily the rest of the loyal Gentry Boys always have their backs. Stay tuned because this season there may be more than one Christmas miracle on the way…. Want to start at the beginning? Don't miss every sizzling stand alone story! Series reading order: Draw Risk Game Fall Hold Cross Walk Edge

You Don't Touch John's Cousin


Michael Anderle - 2016
    Unfortunately, her soon-to-be-ex has found where she is and has hired a few people to 'teach her a lesson'.  His problem? Cheryl Lynn's cousin just found out she needs help. If there is one thing you shouldn't do, it's mess with John's Cousin.  Because if he isn't enough, there isn't one thing the Queen Bitch wouldn't do to help her friend.For fans of The Kurtherian Gambit series and world. I love you all! Michael Anderle / Frank Kurns ;-)

Tapping Her


Max Monroe - 2016
    Can you ever get enough Billionaire Bad Boys? Blissful in Bora Bora… Kline and Georgia Brooks are fresh off their wedding and ready to indulge in the honeymoon of a lifetime. Luxurious and private, their overwater bungalow in the South Pacific is the perfect backdrop for fun, sun, and enough sexiness to necessitate a dip in the clear water to cool down. But marriage means more, and Kline and Georgia may have to find a different way to handle the heat. Nowhere near normal in New York… Thatcher Kelly loves wild women, and Cassie Phillips is about as wild as they come. Put them together and they are a match made in chaos.  Bound by cat-sitting responsibilities, Cass and Thatch have to find a way to right their mistakes—and wade through the dense cloud of sexual tension that seems to suffocate the room whenever they’re together.  Will they be able to resist? And more importantly, will Walter be okay?

Live Wire


Cristin Harber - 2016
    New recruits mean Jared Westin has potential new hires to scrutinize. What he didn’t expect was his very pregnant wife Sugar to finagle her way onto the surveillance team as the prospects were assessed. Her involvement in the simple observation goes dangerously wrong. She and best friend Lexi Black stumble into a problem with Russian mobsters. Sugar is forced to draw on her old ATF tricks, but weeks from her due date, she has no choice but to team up with Bishop O’Kane, a potential-new recruit and Parker Black, Lexi’s hacker husband, who must go undercover. This is special ops novella is packed with high-stakes crime and intrigue, a baby story for Boss Man, and two steamy romances for two of Titan’s favorite couples.

The Grift of the Magi


Ally Carter - 2016
    To many it wouldn’t matter that she now uses her considerable skills to re-steal valuable works of art and return them to their rightful homes. She’s still a thief. So that’s why Kat’s surprised when an Interpol agent comes to her one snowy evening, asking for Kat’s help. The Magi Miracle Network was set to auction off a very rare, very valuable Faberge egg two days before Christmas, but the egg’s been stolen and now the charity’s reputation—and their future—is on the line. Kat’s family and Interpol might be opposite sides of most jobs, but someone just stole Christmas. Now it’s up to Kat and her crew to steal it back. The Grift of the Magi is a Heist Society novella and is approximately half the length of the other novels in the series. It stands alone, but if you want read more about Kat and her crew check out Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals, and Perfect Scoundrels.

Unwrapping Tatum: Tempting Tatum Novella


Kaylee Ryan - 2016
    Tempting Tatum must be read first to enjoy Unwrapping Tatum. Four years later and they are still going strong. Follow Tatum and Blaise through the Holidays with their twins and the rest of the Richard’s family. Blaise I want to give her something special. Something with meaning. A gift that will not only be for her, but for our kids. Something that as a family we will cherish forever. Tatum He wants this more than anything. I can’t wait to tell him. This is going to be a first for me and I want it to be special. I want it to be a day he will never forget. With the help of family, this is going to be a Christmas that no one will soon forget.

Something Nice


Tiffany Reisz - 2016
    He'll do something nice for her and she'll do something nice for him. Of course Nora picks something sexual. But Søren surprises her with his "something nice" request. Read the excerpt below to find out what it is.This story if for mailing list subscribers only. Sign up here: www.tiffanyreisz.com/mailing-list

Turbulence: The Epilogue


Whitney G. - 2016
    It is not a standalone or a novella.This is us. This is our messed up love. This is turbulence.

Needing the Memories


Terri Anne Browning - 2016
    The Epilogue is really only the beginning. For us, it’s meant sharing every high, every low, and loving each other even more when we come out the other side still standing. He’s everything I’ve always wanted. My best friend. My lover. My husband… My Demon. And I’m his Angel. Our life hasn’t always been perfect, but to me as long as I get to wake up to Angel in my arms every morning and get to tuck our girls into bed at the end of each day I’ll be the happiest man in the world. Nothing can come between us, nothing can tear us apart. Only…I have one regret. One that is still a black void in my head. Every year it’s the same. The regret. The self-loathing for the man I was back then. The anger that I’d taken something from the woman who has given herself to me so freely and being unable to remember a single second of it. This year it’s worse for me. It’s slowly driving me crazy. Maybe it’s time to hit rewind and give us both a do over for that night. Maybe what I really need is a memory to replace that empty blackness that is trying to swallow me whole. ***PLUS*** Bonus The Rocker…Series companion in the back.

Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: The Secret Recipes of Topped


Lexi Blake - 2016
    Run by executive chef Sean Taggart, Top is the premiere fictional destination for gourmet food. Join creator, New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake, and Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson as they guide you through the world of Masters and Mercenaries via the secret recipes behind the food served in Top.But what would a gourmet meal be without some company? Spend an evening with your favorite characters from McKay-Taggart as they celebrate the special moments that make up their happily ever afters. Learn how to make Sean’s specialty dishes and Macon’s desserts while exploring the private lives of the characters who make up the world. From Charlie and Ian’s next demon spawn to a change in path for Simon and Chelsea, these are the times that bind us together, the moments that make us a family.Good meals, good times, good friends.Bon appétit!

Sweet One


Cristin Harber - 2016
    But who knows how badly he’s hurt.There was an explosion, and he won’t wake up. It’s the phone call the any Titan wife dreads, and the one that brings Nicola Garrison to her knees in tears.Crying and praying for Cash to wake up, she has one secret to tell him -- and now it might be too late...“I’m pregnant. You’re going to be a daddy.” Practising the words a million times didn’t matter if he wasn’t coming home. In her rush to save him, she lets down her guard. One slip. One tiny mistake. That is all it takes to let years of protecting her identity to fall apart. Her time in witness protection -- then at the CIA -- is called into question by someone who has the power to end her life -- and the baby she’s carrying.As the game of shadows and spooks, mobsters and goons, comes back to hunt Nicola, survival takes on new meaning -- protecting her baby, her husband, and her life -- forcing her to make a choice that would kill her anyway in the end.

Chamaeleon


Autumn Reed - 2016
    They’ve kept me safe, made me laugh, and embraced me as one of their own. Now, the unimaginable is happening—I’m turning my back on the life I created with them. But no matter how much distance I put between us, my heart doesn’t seem to understand it’s time to move on.*Chamaeleon is book four in The Stardust Series, a slow-burn contemporary reverse harem romance.*

Protecting Hope


Caitlyn O'Leary - 2016
    Miranda is smart, funny, caring and, unbeknownst to him, one of the bravest people he’ll ever meet. Today is the day for him to finally seal the deal, and make sure they start actually dating. Wolf Steel gets on the train with his wife Caroline, along with many other passengers, as the train glides past the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. A thunderous crash leaves their rail car hanging over a cliff. The situation just got screwed up beyond belief, and even though Wolf is on board, Griff is going to need extra help to get out of this one. With the cliff edge faltering, and rough terrain between the road and train, it’s going to take more than just normal emergency responders to rescue those aboard. Will Wolf’s SEAL team and the Midnight Delta team, make it in time?

Get Inked


Helena Hunting - 2016
    But it can’t just be about the boys—the PUCKED girls want in on the action, too. Ink cherries will be popped, cupcakes will be consumed, and the hazards and enhancements of boob bling will be pondered. Worlds collide when the hockey boys pay a visit to Inked Armor, the renowned Chicago tattoo studio where master artists Hayden Stryker and Chris Zelter ply their trade. Don’t miss the resulting action and insights in this Pucked series and Clipped Wings crossover novella.

Hints of Spice


Christina C. Jones - 2016
    She’s just trying to get settled into her new house, new job, and new life – until Landry Augustin comes to her front door. Together, they explore the potential of a romance neither was looking for – sweet, and a little spicy. PLEASE NOTE that Cin Bradley first appears in the book LOVE ON THE HIGHLIGHT REEL. There may be references and elements that do not make sense outside of the context of that project. This is a short little thing, exploring what happened to her after she moved away. This project, in entirety, was formerly available on my website. This version, for kindle, DOES NOT have additional content. The content contained here is no longer available on the website.

Ghosts of the Tristan Basin


Brian McClellan - 2016
    They range through the swamps of the frontier, cutting off enemy supplies and raiding towns while Taniel hunts the Privileged sorcerers that make the Kez armies so powerful. When a desperate call for help comes from the nearby city of Planth, the Irregulars aren't the only ones to answer and Taniel must deal with another hero of the revolution: Mad Colonel Styke. But not all is well within the young Fatrastan government, and more hangs on the defense of Planth than Taniel and his companions could possibly know.Occurs eight months before the events of Promise of Blood.

AREA 51: Pucked Series Deleted Scenes & Outtakes


Helena Hunting - 2016
    From Pucked: An Area 51 breach on the kitchen table that was cut from the final draft, plus a holiday outtake showcasing Violet’s exemplary Super MC costume design skills. From Pucked Up: Discover just how bad poor Miller “Buck” Butterson’s luck really is in these deleted chapters, and fall even more in love with the snuggly, reformed manwhore. From Pucked Over: Revisit the sexiest, horniest and most prolifically active couple with outtakes and alternative POV’s from Randy Ballistic. From Forever Pucked: Check out a never before seen outtake, in which Violet defends her Area 51 position, and get a sneak peek at the first chapter of the Pucked sequel.

Stars Over Castle Hill


Samantha Young - 2016
    It's a life Joss never expected to have, and one she's grateful for every day. But... what if she never met Braden and Ellie Carmichael on that fateful day when she was only twenty-two years old? When Joss is asked to write a story about how her life might have turned out if a pivotal moment in it never happened, she thinks of the day she met both Braden and Ellie Carmichael. If she had never met them where might she have ended up? Joss believes no matter where life may have taken her it would have inevitably led her to Braden. But what if she was thirty instead of twenty-two when they met? How would she have felt about risking her heart then? And even if she was older and wiser and ready to fall madly in love, what if too much had happened to Braden to make him the man that would risk his heart to save hers? Will time be their enemy... or is it possible that two souls are meant for one another in any reality? Stars Over Castle Hill is an alternative reality novella of the #1 international bestselling romance On Dublin Street, a story that captured the hearts of readers all over the world. Joss and Braden are back with a tale that is just as emotional, passionate and sexy as their first!Also part of the paperback edition, On Dublin Street: The Novellas.

Easy For Keeps


Kristen Proby - 2016
    All women. Every shape and size, regardless of hair or eye color, religion or race, he simply enjoys them all. Meeting more than his fair share as the manager and head bartender of The Odyssey, a hot spot in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Adam’s comfortable with his lifestyle, and sees no reason to change it. A wife and kids, plus the white picket fence are not in the cards for this confirmed bachelor. Until a beautiful woman, and her sweet princess, literally knock him on his ass. Sarah Cox has just moved to New Orleans, having accepted a position as a social worker specializing in at-risk women and children. It’s a demanding, sometimes dangerous job, but Sarah is no shy wallflower. She can handle just about anything that comes at her, even the attentions of one sexy Adam Turner. Just because he’s charmed her daughter, making her think of magical kingdoms with happily ever after, doesn’t mean that Sarah believes in fairy tales. But the more time she spends with the enchanting man, the more he begins to sway her into believing in forever. Even so, when Sarah’s job becomes more dangerous than any of them bargained for, will she be ripped from Adam’s life forever?

Hidden Ink


Carrie Ann Ryan - 2016
    It's been years since she first spotted the tattoo artist with a scowl that made her heart skip a beat, but now she's finally gained the courage to approach him. Only it won't be about what their future could bring, but how to finish healing the scars from her past.Sloane Gordon lived through the worst kinds of hell yet the temptation next door sends him to another level. He's kept his distance because he knows what kind of man he is versus what kind of man Hailey needs. When she comes to him with a proposition that sends his mind whirling and his soul shattering, he'll do everything in his power to protect the woman he cares for and the secrets he's been forced to keep.

Death and Her Devotion


Kendra Elliot - 2016
    She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan and live happily ever after in Solitude, Oregon. But all wedding plans grind to a halt when a dead body is found at a nearby campground. A vacationing A-list TV actor has been murdered…and all hell is about to break loose.When it comes to a celebrity murder, everyone has a motive—and everyone wants a piece of the action. As news media and paparazzi swarm their sleepy town, Stevie and Zane must dig deep to untangle a web of lies, dirty little secrets, and betrayals—and uncover the killer. But the closer they get to the truth, the deadlier their investigation becomes. And if they don’t act quickly, ’Til death do us part may come sooner than they thought.

A SEAL's Vigilant Heart


Caitlyn O'Leary - 2016
    Even when Mason comes home injured from a mission the couple forge ahead, knowing that their life together is only going to get better. DREAMS AND DOUBTS When Sophia is plagued by nightmares that she can’t remember in the light of day, and Mason is sure it is because she can’t handle the stress of his dangerous job. This hard-headed man will do anything to keep the woman he loves happy, even if it means giving up his dreams. A RECOMMITMENT Sophia battles her way through her emotions and finally realizes what is causing her so much anguish. But can she convince her white knight that what she needs is for him to be the man she fell in love with?

Sixth Street Love Affair


Liz Isaacson - 2016
    Almost three years later, he's got a crush on Juliette Thompson, and things were going great between them when she unexpectedly cut him out of her life. Months have passed, and he can't get her out of his head. So he parks at the end of her street, hoping for a glimpse of her, hoping she'll give him another chance. Juliette is hiding, literally. She left her abusive husband years ago, and she can't risk him finding her. And Garth Ahlstrom used to be one of his acquaintances in Montana. So though she'd like to see if she can feel loved again, she simply can't risk her heart--or her safe life in Three Rivers. But her job as a veterinary technician takes her out to Three Rivers Ranch, where the cattle have contracted pinkeye. A few sunsets on the range with Garth, and Juliette confesses who she is and why she ended their budding relationship. Garth can't imagine her ex-husband will find her, but nothing's as sure in Juliette's mind. Garth and Juliette will have to rely on their faith--and each other--to find love and safety.

The Mind


Kate Stewart - 2016
    He knew right away, yet I was hesitant. I could have never prepared myself for a love like ours. No one could. As a child, I had conjured an amazing story in my mind. It was a story I could retell about a man that would move me like no other; a story about the way we met and how he had swept me off my feet. But, the ending to that fairytale was so far from the reality. No one will want to hear that story now, but for Grant, I will always tell it. ***Explicit Sex and Language. Not for those who are not fans of spontaneous love affairs. Reading Order for The Reluctant Romantics Series The Fall The Mind 1.5 (Novella for Grant and Rose) The Heart (Coming March) 2016 (less)

Ghost of a Chance


Angie Fox - 2016
    Verity Long has come to terms with the fact that she can see spirits, and talk to them, and...she's actually making cookies for one of them. But she's drawing the line at any more ghost hunting or mystery solving. Until a dear friend needs help locating a missing antique at the party of the year. Not one to leave a friend in need, Verity straps on her sparkly heels and sneaks in to see what she can find—only to uncover a startling secret that will change everything.

Of Foster Homes and Flies


Chad Lutzke - 2016
    A tragic coming-of-age tale of horror and drama in the setting of a hot New Orleans summer. "Original, touching coming of age." ~Jack Ketchum, author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR "With OF FOSTER HOMES & FLIES, Lutzke is firing on all cylinders. It's a lean mean emotional machine. Coming-of-age presented in a fresh direction. Bearing tremendous emotional weight and heart. It made me cry. " -John Boden, author of JEDI SUMMER and DOMINOES “Disturbing, often gruesome, yet poignant at the same time, Chad Lutzke’s OF FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES is one of the best dark coming-of-age tales I’ve read in years. You’ll laugh (sometimes when you know you shouldn’t), you’ll cry, you’ll find yourself wondering how soon you can read more of this guy’s work. Highly recommended!” - James Newman, author of MIDNIGHT RAIN, UGLY AS SIN, and ODD MAN OUT "OF FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES by Chad Lutzke is a lovely addition to the coming of age subgenre. He creates in the character of Denny an authentic young man with passions and foibles, someone easy to relate to and root for. The novella hits all the right notes you expect out of a coming of age tale, while also providing a plot that has originality and surprises." ~Mark Allan Gunnells, author of FLOWERS IN A DUMPSTER and THE SUMMER OF WINTERS

Compelled


D.B. Reynolds - 2016
    . . Raphael is a power like the world has never seen, the force behind the first ever alliance of North American lords, Cyn’s mate, lover, master. SORCERER . . . Nick Katsaros, deceptively charming, ancient and commanding, driven by vengeance and a devastating loss, Cyn’s friend and one-time lover. HUMAN . . . Cynthia “Cyn” Leighton, beautiful, sexy, and smart, the woman both men desire.It was only a few months ago that Raphael lay helpless and dying, taken by treachery, while Cyn fought to save him. Unexpectedly, it was Nick who provided the key to his freedom. In exchange, he secured a promise that they would help him find and recover the same magical artifact that had been used to imprison Raphael. But when he calls on them to keep that promise, it will be Cyn who pays the price. Torn between the two powerful men, struggling to keep them from killing each other, she undertakes a desperate search that will find her fighting for her life against a madman who wants her for himself.

Hard to Serve


Laura Kaye - 2016
    Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.

Stark After Dark: Take Me, Have Me, Play My Game, Seduce Me


J. Kenner - 2016
    Kenner’s Stark Trilogy: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. Following the happy couple from their steamy engagement into wedded bliss, this addictive collection is perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You.  I’ve long dreamed of my fairy-tale wedding, but it wasn’t until I met Damien Stark—who captured me with his kisses and undid me with his touch—that I began to believe it was my destiny. Though we both carry secrets and scars, our shared passion heals us, binding us together. We have surrendered to each other completely, and our mutual ecstasy is the brightest light in my life.   But darkness still snakes through the cracks in our armor. Ghosts from our past have moved in, bringing fresh pain that cuts deep and threatens to destroy everything we hold dear.   Damien is my anchor to this world, and I am his. But if we are going to keep each other, we have to fight the shadows of our pasts to move forward into our future.  Stark After Dark is intended for mature audiences.  Praise for J. Kenner and The Stark Trilogy  “Kenner may very well have cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.”—RT Book Reviews  “J. Kenner has written a sensually seductive storyline that catches your imagination. . . . [Release Me] will suck you in from the very start.”—The Reading Cafe   “[A] sexy and exciting ride.”—Fresh Fiction, on Claim Me  “[An] immensely satisfying series . . . The roller coaster events of Complete Me give this novel a page-turning quality.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers

Here, The World Entire


Anwen Kya Hayward - 2016
    When Perseus comes to ask for her help, Medusa tries desperately to make him leave, but no matter what she does, Perseus stays. As the days wear on and she reveals more about the events that led her to the cave, it becomes obvious that there is a choice to make: stay safe and alone, or re-enter the world with Perseus. One question still remains, however: what does Perseus want?

Ravished River


Lindsay Cross - 2016
    He’d seen the wreckage of his Task Force brothers' attempts and had no desire to put any woman through the hardship. He had one purpose – serve his country and protect his teammates. Then Celine Latimer walked into his life and turned his world upside down.Celine Latimer thought she’d hit the jackpot when hunky SF operative Aaron Spears asked her to accompany him to the high-profile wedding of Senator Cotter’s daughter. They’d get to spend two weeks together while Aaron pulled guard duty for Caroline Cotter and Celine intended to use every spare minute, seducing the man she’d had a crush on for over a year. The time and place proved to be more of a barrier than either of them realized. With his commander watching his every move, Aaron couldn’t afford to show any weakness. That meant ignoring Celine.Rejected and hurt, Celine packed to leave only to be caught in a kidnapping plot against the Senator. Here she sat, in a hut in the Middle East, waiting on a rescue that may never come.He'd sworn to protect and he'd failed. Now Aaron lived for one purpose- to rescue the woman he lost before she’s sold into slavery and spend the rest of his life making her see how much he loves her.***This book was previously published as the short novella Aaron's Honor in kindle worlds and has now been reverted back to me. I have added over 20,000 new words to lengthen this into a novel and retitled it Ravished River.

The Wonder of His Love


Kimberly Rae Jordan - 2016
    Noella, Erin, Tennyson and Forrest might have aged out of the foster system, but they didn't age out of each other's lives. Follow these four foster siblings as they move past their troubled beginnings to find love. Please note: THE WONDER OF HIS LOVE is also part of the boxed set: CANDY CANE KISSES (ASIN: B01HPP4Q34) Noella Crawford watched as her mom fell in love over and over again, only to have the men take advantage of her love and leave her broke and brokenhearted. When her mom eventually abandons her daughter in order to keep the love of her latest man, Noella is determined to never repeat her mom's mistakes. After devoting several years of her life to university and then setting up a bakery business with her foster sister, Noella is finally ready to turn her attentions to a relationship. But she has two very high standards that any man she dates must meet: he must match or exceed her own financial position, and he must be driven to succeed in whatever field he has chosen for his career. And love is optional. If there is one person who might cause her to re-evaluate her requirements and the love part, however, it's Finlay Kinnaird. Except he's a mechanic. And lives in a trailer park. After leaving his Scottish home six years earlier, Finlay Kinnaird has floated around Canada for several years before finally putting down roots. In the year since Finn first met Noella through her foster brother, he has found himself drawn to her quiet, yet intense, personality. Even though it appears to be with a bit of reluctance, Noella agrees when Finn asks her out. Unfortunately, on their very first date, Finn discovers that they have very different views on love, marriage and finances, and he's not sure they can work past them. Compromise and trust are the only way things will work between them, but is that even possible when Finn longs for the type of relationship his parents have while Noella fears becoming her mother? As Christmas looms ahead of them, will they find a way to experience the wonder of love? Or will this be a season of heartache for them both? Stayed tuned for THE SWEETNESS OF HER LOVE the second Christian romance novella in the FOSTERED BY LOVE series coming in November 2016. If you enjoy heartwarming Christian romance with a focus on love, faith and family, be sure to check out these other books and series by Kimberly Rae Jordan. Other Christian romance series by Kimberly Rae Jordan: The Callaghans & McFaddens The McKinleys BlackThorpe Security Home to Collingsworth Those Karlsson Boys Other Christian romance books by Kimberly Rae Jordan: Faith, Hope & Love Marrying Kate

Double Play


Kelley Armstrong - 2016
    It’s as close to normal as a pair of contract killers can get. Jack knows that sometimes being very, very good at what you do can be very, very bad — for those around him. He’s gone to great lengths to keep his past from catching up with Nadia. He also knows it’s only a matter of time … Jack is halfway around the world when the trap is triggered. They’re coming for Nadia. And he has no way to warn her. Note: This is a novella, not a full-length novel.

Rebellious River


Lindsay Cross - 2016
    No parents. No wife and kids. No liabilities. He had one love in his life - the Special Forces. As a member of the elite Task Force Scorpion, he'd been on more near death missions than most soldiers experienced in a lifetime and he liked it. So when his commander forced him to run protection for a senator's daughter's wedding, something a mall cop could do, he was pissed..Kate Richards had a chip on her shoulder. After being fired from her job as a CIA analyst because her boss wanted her in his bed instead of behind a computer, Kate was left without a job or a clue as to what she would do next. So when the commander of an elite SF team asked her to help bodyguard at a high profile wedding, she did what she had to do. She took the job.After years of ribbing and sexual harassment, Kate wanted nothing to do with men. Period. Especially tall, dark and handsome alpha male operative Ethan Slade. The last thing Ethan wanted or needed was to give up his life as a roamer, avoiding any attachments or obligations. But neither of them is prepared for the instant eruption of desire at their first meeting.The two come together in an explosion of passion so potent it will leave them both marked for life. But just as quickly as they've come together, Kate is violently ripped from his fingers, and it's up to Ethan to rescue the woman he's come to love before he ends up alone again.Rebellious River is the novella Ethan's Promise that has been expanded into a full length novel. Ethan's Promise is no longer available.

Fused


Cari Quinn - 2016
    Nick Crandall, the lead guitarist and the one most likely to cause a band breakup, is the only one who can begin to put the pieces back together after the most catastrophic night of his life. And that includes making a stand to win back the woman he needs.His only choice is to fight hard for what—and who—he loves. And oh so dirty. **GIFTED, an Oblivion Christmas novella, is included for a limited time.**

Coma Girl: part 1


Stephanie Bond - 2016
    But she SO can.This COMA GIRL, Part 1 novella is a month's worth of daily segments for JULY, 2016.

The Rising Dark: A Darkest Minds Collection


Alexandra Bracken - 2016
    But the League demands a lot from its members, and even the closest bonds can be broken. Vida has been on the run a long time. So when she and her sister find a place with a crew near Venice Beach, it feels like they might finally have a home. But Vida's powers are growing, and if she can't control them she'll put everything at risk. Clancy Gray's mind is a place nobody would dare enter. There are secrets hidden there, about his past, about his motives ... but in every mind, there's a doorway ... This is the perfect addition to the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore. Have you read every book? The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, In the Afterlight and Through the Dark are all available now.

Recipe for Christmas


Kit Morgan - 2016
    Imagine Lucius’s surprise when Eldon shows up in Cutter’s Creek! But even though Eldon’s bank account makes it appear he has everything a man could want, his brother has something far more precious. A wife. Can Eldon find the same happiness? After all, the pickings in Cutter’s Creek aren’t just slim, they’re practically non-existent! Agatha Shrewsbury has lived with the Bridger family for five long grueling years. More a slave than a member of the family, she finally reaches the breaking point. Will she ever know happiness? Or only toil and ridicule at the hands of her “keepers”? A lonely man, a desperate woman, one Christmas festival, a mean-spirited family, and one … well, you’ll find out. Mix them together and you have a Recipe for Christmas! Enjoy this clean and wholesome, sweet historical, holiday romance!

Every Beat of My Heart


Bella Andre - 2016
    Two beautiful brides. Two very unconventional (four-legged and furry) ring bearers.And Sullivans from around the world coming together to celebrate vows of forever with auto mogul Zach Sullivan and dog trainer Heather Linsey - and pro baseball star Ryan Sullivan and sculptor Vicki Bennett.This is the double wedding millions of Sullivan fans have been waiting for....Special note from Bella Andre: If you are already a fan of the series, I hope you absolutely love getting to reconnect with all your favorite San Francisco and Seattle Sullivans. If you are just getting started, this is a great way to meet everyone!

Dragon Fever


Donna Grant - 2016
    She intends to expose the truth about dragons to the world – and her target is within sight. Nothing matters but getting the truth, especially not the ruggedly handsome, roguishly thrilling Highlander who oozes danger and charm. And when she finds the truth that shatters her faith, she’ll have to trust her heart to the very man who can crush it… A legend in the flesh Suave, dashing Asher is more than just a man. He’s a Dragon King – a being who has roamed this planet since the beginning of time. With everything on the line, Asher must choose to trust an enemy in the form of an all too alluring woman whose tenacity and passion captivate him. Together, Asher and Rachel must fight for their lives – and their love – before an old enemy destroys them both…

Last Ride


Chantal Fernando - 2016
    Plus, they’ve got their little girl Clover to keep them on their toes. But when new MC brother Talon needs help rooting out a traitor in his old club, Faye’s the first to volunteer. She’s more determined than ever to get involved and put her law degree to good use, but Sin soon finds himself riding to the rescue. Because he’ll kill anybody who touches a hair on Faye’s head—if she doesn’t get to them first. One way or another, tonight’s going to be someone’s last ride….

Dear Bella


Suzanne Halliday - 2016
     And she’s only six years old! After a heartbreaking start in life, the youngest person to join Family Justice shows everyone what she’s made of pretty darn quick. Reunited with her fractured family, she comes into her own under the bright sunny skies of Arizona and gives us a glimpse into the future of Junior Justice. For all Bella has overcome in her short life, there’s one thing she can’t get over. One person she just cannot forgive. Santa. Some magic guy he turned out to be when he couldn’t even keep track of one kid. Step into the heartwarming world of Family Justice at Christmastime as Brody and Heather fight for Bella’s future. Expect laughs and eye rolls when Project Red Suit unfolds Plus plenty of sexy times and new insights into the Family Justice characters you’ve come to love. Dear Bella Believe

A Handful of Flowers


Kimberly Rae Jordan - 2016
    When Emily McFadden first met Steve Callaghan, her only goal had been to gain his permission for his son to come over to play with her hers. When she realizes that he is in need of help caring for his four sons, she decides to see if he’d be interested in making a deal. She’d help him with his boys, and he’d help her with the repairs to her aging house. Steve makes it clear he’s not in the market for a wife which is just fine with her. She has her own reasons for not wanting to get involved romantically. Steve had no interest in a relationship after having dealt with his ex-wife and her rejection of their boys. However, he finds himself drawn to Emily as she showers his boys with love in the same way she does with her own four children. But is it just gratitude or something more? Is it possible that God has a different plan for their families than what they’d thought they wanted? Stayed tuned for the next Christian romance book in the The Callaghans & McFaddens series in late summer 2016. If you enjoy heartwarming Christian romance with a focus on love, faith and family, be sure to check out these other books and series by Kimberly Rae Jordan. Other Christian romance series by Kimberly Rae Jordan: BlackThorpe Security The McKinleys Home to Collingsworth Those Karlsson Boys Other Christian romance books by Kimberly Rae Jordan: Faith, Hope & Love Marrying Kate

Ready to Roll


Suzanne Brockmann - 2016
    Navy SEAL Izzy Zanella, his extended family, and his kickass teammates in SEAL Team Sixteen. The only easy day is yesterday. BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training is known for being the toughest, meanest, most physically punishing program in the entire U.S. Navy, and a new crop of tadpoles have arrived in Coronado eager to prove their worth—to make it through Hell Week, and become U.S. Navy SEALs. Although Izzy prefers assignments out in the “real world,” he’s glad to be an instructor for the current BUD/S class, because it allows him to spend time at home with his wife, Eden, and her lively and lovable extended family. Eden’s sixteen-year-old brother, Ben, is dealing with a new crush and a homophobic bully in his high school, but it soon appears that things are not as they seem. Meanwhile, Eden’s other brother (and Izzy’s SEAL teammate and former frenemy) Danny Gillman and his wife Jenn have just had a baby who has colic and cries constantly. As Ben deals with the type of too-serious high school drama that could involve a body count, and Danny and Jenn juggle a new baby, lack of sleep, and postpartum blues, Izzy is intrigued by “Boat Squad John,” a misfit team of young SEAL candidates all named John, including the intriguing young Seagull, his swim buddy Timebomb, and Seagull’s nemesis Hans. Does Seagull have what it takes keep Boat Squad John still standing when the dust of BUD/S Hell Week settles or will they ring out? Set in Coronado during BUD/S training Hell Week, in Ready to Roll Brockmann introduces the SEAL officer and instructor nicknamed Grunge—Lt. Peter Greene—as she delivers what she does best: a story celebrating the U.S. Navy SEALs—and the women (and sometimes men) who wholeheartedly love and support them. (About 56,000 words or 225 pages) Note: Ready to Roll is the third installment in a trio of stories featuring Izzy Zanella that starts in Free Fall and continues in Home Fire Inferno (Burn Baby Burn) originally published in Way of the Warrior, a charity anthology of military romance stories with proceeds benefiting military veterans.

Duet


Anne Mercier - 2016
    Expanded version. Sera and Cage in Vegas: MMA, a formal gala, and a hot steamy night of sexin'.*Previously published as a shorter story in the Alphas & Fairytales: A New Year's Eve anthology.

Bonus Epilogue Tears of Tess


Pepper Winters - 2016
     This bonus takes place as an additional snippet to TEARS OF TESS told from Tess's Point of View. Also included is a three chapter preview to PENNIES (Dollar Series #1) and CAN'T TOUCH THIS (romantic comedy standalone). Happy Reading!

The Billionaire's Christmas Virgin: Prelude to Billionaire Unknown - Blake


J.S. Scott - 2016
    It's not really how I pictured my winter break from college, that's for sure. Harper Lawson was a brat as a child, and she's never really grown up as far as I'm concerned. Running away from her wealthy parents' home just goes to prove she's still the immature female I knew when I was a kid. But when I finally find Harper in a homeless shelter, she turns my world upside down. She's not at all what I expected, and when two of us are stranded together overnight in a rundown motel, everything I thought was true suddenly becomes false. Years have gone by without us seeing each other, but when we meet again, sparks fly, and Harper threatens to turn my whole world upside down on one very snowy Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, when we're able to get home on Christmas, everything changes. Harper is gone again, and I'm forced to leave her with the idea that she gave her virginity to the wrong guy. But I'll wait, even if takes forever for me to find her. Eventually, she'll understand that what we had was my idea of a Christmas miracle. Little did I know that it would take over a decade before we met again........

Tequila Shots & Valentine Knots


Tricia O'Malley - 2016
     When her pirate ghost, Rafe, sees the potion and thinks it is for Miss Elva – all hell breaks loose. Get swept along on a fun Valentine's Day story in quaint Tequila Key.

All I Want for Christmas


Diane Greenwood Muir - 2016
    Polly and Henry have moved their family into the Bell House, as unfinished as it might be. Their first big event is a company Christmas party and it causes more than a little stress for Polly, but it's nothing her family can't handle. There are a few surprises and your job is to not reveal any of them after you read it - not in reviews, not in comments. But the joy of family and friends during the holidays is what makes Christmas and New Year's celebrations special and those spent in Bellingwood are no different. Happy Holidays!

SEALED with a Kiss


Caitlyn O'Leary - 2016
    While these guys have the looks do they really have a clue to how to get Rebecca out of the friend zone and into the girl friend zone? A Girl In Need There is more going on with Rebecca than she is willing to share. She needs help. As much as she wants to go out with Billy she just can’t. There is just too much going on in her life that she doesn’t think she can share, nor does she think she can ask for help. A White Knight in the Making When Billy realizes the situation Rebecca is in, he’ll stop at nothing to help her, this includes calling in the men of Midnight Delta. He knows Drake, Mason, Darius, Finn, Clint and Jack will go above and beyond the call of duty to help the young woman he cares for. But will it be enough to ensure that Rebecca is safe and happy? And will he and Rebecca ever make it to that dance? This book contains adult content and is meant for ages eighteen and older.

Unwrapped


Jessica Gadziala - 2016
    Even if that meant she had to have it completely on her own. And that was the plan as she drove out of the City and up into the steep hills of Vermont toward some secluded cabins where she could have what was totally not going to be a depressing head-in-the-oven-Christmas-For-One. She never quite made it to the cabins. And, along the way, found that while a Christmas alone wasn’t all that great, a Christmas for two, yeah, that was pretty amazing…* This is a short, sweet, insta-lust, insta-love story with a ton of sweet moments and a lot of steam. Very explicit sexual content.

Dirty Like Us


Jaine Diamond - 2016
    As assistant manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, she brings order to the lives of four crazy-ass rock stars.But when the band lands in Vegas, a streak of bad luck lands Maggie in a bind--and in the penthouse suite, with the last man she'd ever want for a roommate.Zane Traynor, lead singer of Dirty. Rock god. Sex god. Total nightmare for women.And the only man who'd make Maggie a proposal so insane it just might work.A night of chance.An irresistible gamble...It's time for Zane and Maggie to go all in.Dirty Like Us is a prequel novella for the Dirty series—a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them. Novels in the Dirty series are interconnected standalones, each with an HEA; other books (novella/story collection) are not HEA, but are essential pieces of the overall story arcs. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series; reading them in order is not crucial but is HIGHLY recommended.) Reading order: Dirty Like Me (Dirty #1) Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) (novella) Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2) A Dirty Wedding Night (Dirty #2.5)(story collection) Dirty Like Seth (Dirty #3) Dirty Like Dylan (Dirty #4) Dirty Like Jude (Dirty #5) Dirty Like Zane (Dirty #6)

A Trucker Christmas


Jamie Schlosser - 2016
    Trucker must be read first to enjoy this novella.Five chapters for charity! Find out how Travis and Angel spend their first Christmas together while also donating to a good cause. Half of the profits from A Trucker Christmas will go toward the Bristol Peterson medical fund.Due to language and sexual content, this book is intended for readers 18 and older.

Season of Love


Vivi Holt - 2016
    When she moves to Cutter’s Creek in Montana Territory for a fresh start, as the new teacher for the little school, she discovers a cozy community where she’s welcomed and appreciated. Heath Moore had his heart broken by Charlotte Beaufort years ago, and he’s hesitant to court again. Until, that is, he runs into Margaret just before Christmas – she’s beautiful, intelligent and compassionate. But when she makes a decision that changes her life forever, it drives a wedge between them. Enjoy spending a white Christmas in Cutter’s Creek, as a season of love unfolds in the most unlikely way.

The Baby Clause


Melanie Moreland - 2016
    How does Richard handle becoming a father?"A glimpse into Richard and Katy's future. Reading the book The Contract first is highly recommended.Contains spoilers.

On Solid Ground


K.L. Grayson - 2016
    Moving home was an easy choice because I knew that I had to make things right. I had hoped to win back Harley’s friendship, but I never imagined that I’d win her heart … or the heart of her son. Now that I have, I’m never letting them go. They’re my life, the reason I breathe. We’ve worked hard to get where we are, and we’re finally standing on solid ground. Or so I thought … *** Tyson’s ex-fiancé wasn’t supposed to move back to St. Louis … that wasn’t part of the plan. And she sure as hell wasn’t supposed to start working with him. I trust him—at least I think I do—but when secrets are being kept and things start to unravel, I’m left wondering if I made a mistake. I allowed myself to fall in love with the only man to ever break my heart. And now I’m afraid he might break it again … This is a Harley and Tyson Touch of Fate Novella and can be read after book #1 or book #2 but should not be read as a standalone.

A Wildly Seductive Night


Lauren Blakely - 2016
    But that’s not all they had between them. They had love, and trust, and respect. He adored her and treated her like a queen, and he also f*&ked her like a porn star. She was so very good to him, and made his life complete. Their sexy marriage was the stuff dirty fairytales were made of. But there was one thing they didn’t have. One thing they both secretly wanted. One thing better than pearls…

Hot for Teacher Anthology: 19 Stories Filled with Lust and Love


Celia AaronJane Harvey-Berrick - 2016
    Sexy, spicy, romantic, angsty, funny, or sweet-however you like your fantasies, these nineteen original novellas guarantee extra heat. 100% of digital sales profits will go to ProLiteracy, promoting and supporting literacy programs for all ages, genders, and cultures.Learning His Law by Celia AaronLucky Chance by Carina Adams In the Moment by Alison G. BaileyBreak Point by Rachel Blaufeld Firecracker by Roya CarmenSpring Fling by Elle Christensen Perfect Chemistry by Aria ColeIllicit by Ava HarrisonBehind the Wall by Jane Harvey-BerrickStealing Miss Brooks by Sloane HowellStar Pupil by Rochelle PaigeShut Up and Dance with Me by Q.T. RubyDefy (Sinners of Saint, #0.5) by L.J. Shen Dirty LESSONS by C.M. Steele Teach Me, Sir by Julia Sykes Schooled by a Senior by K. WebsterPlaying with Fire by Mara WhiteRiding Through by Dani Wyatt Salacious by A. Zavarelli

Say Car For Me – Bonus Brian POV Scene


Kelly Oram - 2016
    Because I felt like you guys needed 29 new pages from the mind of Brian Oliver, here's the infamous scene where Brian and Ella first come face to face, told from Brian's perspective. Enjoy!

Echo of Silence


Nalini Singh - 2016
    But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander . . . One of Four Novellas contained in Wild Embrace

Seven Brides for Seven Texans


Erica Vetsch - 2016
    Each man is content in his independent life, without the responsibilities of a wife and children—until their father decides 1874 will be the year his grown sons finally marry, or they will be cut from his will. How will each man who values his freedom respond to the ultimatum? Can love develop on a timeline, or will it be sacrificed for the sake of an inheritance?

Spike


Kathy Reichs - 2016
    As the daughter of the groom and maid-of-honor it’s up to Tory to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. She expected to resolve last-minute wardrobe emergencies or venue issues but wherever the Virals go nefarious adversaries follow. Tory and her friends will need to stop a clever saboteur dead set on ruining the big day, whatever the cost. Featuring Tory's famous great-aunt Temperance Brennan, this exciting story shows the lengths the pack will go to when their loved ones’ lives are on the line.

Random Acts


J.A. Jance - 2016
    A. JANCE comes an all- new novella, in which Sheriff Joanna Brady and investigator Ali Reynolds join forces to solve a crime that has hit dangerously close to home  Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate—she is up for re-election as sheriff, pregnant with her third child, and her eldest is packing up to leave for college. Then Joanna is woken in the middle of the night by a call reporting a motor vehicle accident. Her mother and stepfather’s RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass. Something about the accident seems suspicious, though, and when Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds, a journalist turned investigator, she accepts her offer to help. They come up with a plan to find out who was responsible…even if that person is not the villain they’d expected.  Published by William Morrow

Reckless Heat


Lynn Raye Harris - 2016
    He's everything I ever wanted. And he doesn't know how I feel. I have three weeks left to tell him before he leaves this place forever… There’s only one way I know how to do that. I have to give him what I've never given anyone. I'm going to ask him to be my first… Matt Girard is the guy every girl wants. Rich, handsome, and popular, his future is brighter than the sun. Evie Baker comes from the wrong side of town. She loves Matt desperately, but he only sees her as his tomboy best friend instead of the young woman she's blossomed into. Until one fateful night when a reckless dare changes everything… This is the prequel story to Hot Pursuit, Book 1 in the Hostile Operations Team Series.

Strung Up


Lorelei James - 2016
    Can his former flame, rodeo cowboy Breck Christianson prove he's a changed man who can give Cres a second chance at love?

Darkside Blues


Anna Carven - 2016
    Once you feel its allure, you won’t be able to resist. Zyara al Sirian has devoted most of her adult life to the art of healing. As the First Division’s medic, she’s seen more than her fair share of war wounds and trauma. And ever since the Kordolians arrived on Earth, she’s had her hands full tending to a motley group of survivors. She hasn’t had a break in longer than she can remember. A break? What’s that again? After much persuasion, she finally agrees to take some well-deserved time off to explore the city with Sera, Arin, Jia, and their Kordolian mates. You need to relax. It’ll be fun, you’ll see. Darkside comes alive at night. When she crosses paths with a mysterious, charming Human called Kainan, she realizes there’s more to this lawless place than meets the eye. The Federation holds no sway here. Beneath Darkside’s glittering facade, Humans rule hidden empires from the shadows through secrecy and violence. Zyara gets a taste of their world when Human conflict spills out onto the street. She can’t help but intervene. It’s what she was trained to do. Her actions save a life. In return, Kainan says he will give her anything she desires. Oh dear. What’s a Kordolian to do? Warning: This book is a science-fiction alien romance. It contains swearing, violence, sensual sex scenes and silver aliens. It's definitely recommended for readers aged 18 and over. Darkside Blues is a novella set in the Dark Planet Warriors universe. It will make more sense if you've read the other books first, although that's probably not absolutely essential.

A Muffin Top Christmas


Tabatha Kiss - 2016
    Muffin Top2. A Muffin Top Christmas3: Hot Sauce4: A Hot Sauce Halloween

Outside the Lines


Anne Malcom - 2016
    I’ll tell you that now. It’s not neat. I don’t fit into society the way most people expect me to and I don’t color studiously between the lines, outside the lines is where I reside. The fringes of society is where I found my place, with the Sons of Templar MC. The life they lived gave me everything I wanted, and everything I needed. Most importantly, it gave me something I’d been lacking for over a decade—family. A place to belong. Club girl—that was my title. There were other words for what I was, but I preferred the less derogatory version. Sure, I’d love to be an Old Lady. It’s the dream. But, as someone who escaped into fantasy worlds when life got too much, I knew the difference between dreams and reality. I had resigned myself to the fact, I’d always belong to the club. It didn’t mean I didn’t crave one man in particular to claim me. To put me on the back of his bike and ride off into the sunset with the man who’d captured my heart the first day I saw him—Hansen. The dream where he’d finally see me and make me his, existed strictly in Macy’s world of wonder. Until now. Until somehow my fantasy world and reality world collided and he looks at me in the way I’d dreamt of for a year. Fairy tales usually had neat and happy endings once the hero and heroine got together. This wasn’t a fairy tale. Hansen wasn’t your traditional hero and I was the furthest you could get from a heroine. I feared my past might dictate my future. That my world outside the lines would go from messy to complete disaster.

United States Of Apocalypse


Mark Tufo - 2016
     Cowardly terrorist attacks and indifferent Global communities have isolated America as she spirals into a desperate bid for survival. Follow Darlene Bobich, and her group on the west coast along with Michael Talbot on the east coast as they do everything in their power to thwart those that would take everything that they and all of us are, away.

Valentine's Surprise


Moxie North - 2016
     Keeping a secret from a bear shifter isn’t as easy as it seems... Cash Rochon knows his mate Cassie is keeping a secret, his bear knows too. He is thrilled but doesn’t want to spoil her surprise. Valentine’s Day was not Cassie’s favorite holiday, but this year she has big news she can’t wait to share with the man of her dreams. News this special needs a big splashy reveal. But how to do it? Two people so perfectly matched in love, they both think up the perfect way to surprise each other. Coincidence or fate? A beary special Valentine’s Day needs flowers, NO cards, Thai food, and a number of unexpected surprises.

Take Me Home


Barbara Freethy - 2016
     Emma, the spunky, never-say-quit, fire investigator is happily married but has been struggling to have a child. While many of her siblings are welcoming new babies, Emma is afraid that she may never be a mother, but a trip to the Emerald Isle shows her that family is not always about bloodlines. Burke Callaway saved his cousin's life in a fire, but now he's dealing with a possible career-ending injury. All he's ever wanted to be is a firefighter, to follow in the steps of the men who came before him. But this oldest son, for whom responsibility weighs heavy, now has a chance to discover a new and more free-spirited side of himself. Ian Callaway is a world-renowned scientist, but his high IQ has been isolating. This sexy, attractive genius meets his hero in Ireland—a mysterious professor who is about to send him off on an adventure that will both threaten and change his life forever. *TAKE ME HOME is a 25,000 word novella that can be read as a standalone or as part of the Callaway Series. Ian Callaway's complete romantic suspense adventure will start here in TAKE ME HOME and continue in the full-length novel CLOSER TO YOU, coming in December 2016.

Rescue


Cristin Harber - 2016
     When Luke Brenner takes an off-the-books job on the MacKenzie-Delta joint task force, he has one goal: shut down sex traffickers on his personal hunt for retribution. This operation brings him closer than he’s ever been to avenge his first love, who was taken, sold, and likely dead. Madeleine Mercier is the daughter of an infamous cartel conglomerate. Their family bleeds money, they sell pleasure, they sell people. She knows no other life, sees no escape, except for one. Maddy is the only person who can take down Papa, when every branch of law enforcement in every country, is on her father’s payroll. It’s evil. To want to ruin, to murder, her family. But that’s what she is. Ruined for a life outside of destroying her father. She can’t feel arousal. Has never been kissed. Never felt anything other than disgust for the world that she perpetuates. Until she clashes with a possible mercenary who gives her hope. The hunter versus the virgin. The predator and his prey. When forced together, can enemies resist the urge to run away or destroy one another?

The Vampire's True Love Trials


Kristen Painter - 2016
    The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals in town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all. Vampire Sebastian Ellingham wants one thing: to marry Tessa Blythe, the Valkyrie he’s fallen madly in love with. So meeting her parents seems like the natural thing to do. He’s even looking forward to it, until he discovers they’ve already found her a husband. Now the only way to keep Tessa in his life is to complete a series of tests meant for a very different kind of supernatural. And failing means losing her forever.

The Morning


London Miller - 2016
     She has it all planned, down to the time presents will be opened, and little Sacha will get his new stuffed penguin, but Lauren knows better than anyone how unpredictable her life can be—and things don’t always go as they should. Join the Volkov Bratva family, and other familiar faces, as they gear up to celebrate the holiday that will be unlike any other they’ve experienced before.

Getting Wound Up: Part One


Jennifer Bernard - 2016
    She'd do anything for the sexy, baseball star who's given it all up to stay in Sapphire Falls and take care of his family, but she and Eli are friends. Just friends. So when her brother hatches a plan to get Eli to the pro baseball try-out for the Kilby Catfish that he has dreamed of and deserves, Caitlyn is all in. After all, what's a little kidnapping among friends? A spot on the pitcher's mound for the Catfish isn't the only tempting thing about the spontaneous road trip. Eli already knows that Caitlyn is as sweet as the candies she makes for the Sapphire Falls bakery, but alone with her overnight in the tiny motel room in Kansas, it's impossible to resist the urge to take a little taste. But when that taste leads to falling for the girl next door just as his front door is moving hundreds of miles away, can Eli really have it all? Or do they have too many strikes against them?

A Heartwarming Holiday


Anna AdamsTara Taylor Quinn - 2016
    There are five connected books in A Heartwarming Holiday. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, Maine, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Holiday will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages. Book 1: Once Upon a Holiday by Anna Adams, Anna J Stewart & Melinda Curtis: Three former college roommates start a business to bring the magic of the holidays to everyone in Christmas Town. Novella 1: Once Upon a Thanksgiving by Anna Adams, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 2: Once Upon a Christmas by Anna J Stewart, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 3: Once Upon a New Year’s Eve by Melinda Curtis, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Book 2: Holiday Heroes by Leigh Riker, Tara Randel & Cari Lynn Webb: Three former Navy SEALs come together to restore an outdated resort. Novella 1: Thankfully Yours by Leigh Riker, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 2: Cooking Up Christmas by Tara Randel, Barnes and Noble bestselling, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 3: Countdown to Romance by Cari Lynn Webb, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Book 3: 24 North Pole Lane by Carol Ross, Amy Vastine & Cheryl Harper: Romance is being delivered to 24 North Pole Lane this holiday season. Novella 1: Hers by Thanksgiving by Carol Ross, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 2: Peace, Love, and Baby Joy by Amy Vastine, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 3: Never Say Never on New Year’s by Cheryl Harper, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Book 4: Magic Moments by Tara Taylor Quinn, Shirley Hailstock & Liz Flaherty: Three different times, three different stories. They all bring magic to Christmas Town. Novella 1: Christmas Past by Tara Taylor Quinn, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 2: It Only Happens in Christmas Town by Shirley Hailstock, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 3: The Magic Stocking by Liz Flaherty, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author Book 5: Nutcracker Sweethearts by Dana Mentink, Roz Denny Fox, & Amie Denman: As the stage production of the Nutcracker unfolds in Christmas Town, three couples find love with the help of a little holiday magic! Novella 1: Thanksgiving Duet by Dana Mentink, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 2: Christmas Curtain Call by Roz Denny Fox, Harlequin Heartwarming author Novella 3: Set for New Year’s by Amie Denman, Harlequin Heartwarming author If this boxed set appeals to you, look for our previous holiday anthology: A Heartwarming Christmas.

Savage Rebel


Kathleen Kelly - 2016
    A Rival MC. A Mob Family. Dane, President of the Savage Angels MC Tourmaline Chapter sends Rebel to Las Vegas to negotiate their purchase of a casino. When the local Mob Family in Vegas feels threatened by their presence, a rival MC, The Dark Warriors step in to protect what they consider their territory. The Warriors are a ruthless club who will stop at nothing in their pursuit of power. An innocent woman catches Rebel's attention which serves to give the Warriors a brand new target. Ruby is caught in the crossfire and with a rat in the mix, all bets are off. Will Rebel be able to save his woman and close the Casino deal or will he lose it all to the Dark Warriors?

Top Bottom Switch


Chelle Bliss - 2016
    He’s always been a top, searching for his bottom…until a notorious switch catches his eye.Alese Kane has grown tired of her usual partners. She’s been watching Ret for months, wanting to run her tongue along his hard muscles. But his need for total control stops her.Ret worries that a relationship with Alese would be impossible, but his giant ego and even larger cock tell him otherwise. Unable to deny his attraction to her any longer, Ret convinces Alese to submit to him. When Ret dominates Alese, will she submit or will she top from the bottom?

Delve


Jacob Chance - 2016
    He was seven years older than me. He was a pig when it came to casual sex; indulging in one night stands like they were going out of style. So why did I want to tear his clothes off every time we got within five feet of each other? She was only eighteen years old when we met for the first time. She was a good girl who avoided bad boys like me, but that didn’t stop me from picturing all the things I wanted to do to her--to do with her. She was too young though and my best friend’s baby sister. I couldn’t let things go where I wanted. I couldn’t corrupt her--taint her with my darkness. I knew it could never happen. It would never happen… But it did. This book is a standalone with crossover characters from QUAKE and QUIVER (QUAKE Book 2)

Tempted, Twisted, Tamed: The Dark Protectors Novellas


Rebecca Zanetti - 2016
    Too bad that as far as self-defense goes, "run and hide" is the best she's got. And with the monsters that started her escape hot on her heels, that's not going to cut it for long...That is, unless Sarah has a bigger, badder, hotter monster on her side. Max Petrovsky is right at the top of the list of alpha male ass-kickers. And he knows exactly what Sarah's up against. Good thing, because the minute he sees her something primal kicks in, turning everyday attraction into red-hot desire. As long as they're cooperating, why not mix some pleasure with business? Of course, Max should probably tell Sarah he's a vampire himself...TwistedIn human form, Terrent Vilks is all male animal--dark, ripped, predatory. As wolf, he's unforgettably dangerous, unforgettably hot. Yet Maggie can't remember him...Not even when she learns she once agreed to mate him. Yeah, that was years ago, before she was kidnapped and tortured, before she lost her memory. Now she knows just one thing about herself--she'll do whatever it takes to bring down the monsters who took her, even trust her ex.He's got her right where he wants her...TamedCaleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he's a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He's not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that's what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he's in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life...After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she's vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she's determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies...Love is about to start conquering...

Ignite


Rebecca Yarros - 2016
    Ten years later, I’ve followed in his footsteps—fighting fires in the mountains of Alaska with my brother.Amid the flames, nothing ignites me like Avery Claire.She’s stubborn, strong, sexy as hell, and my best friend. She also has no idea that I’m in love with her.But Colorado is calling me home, needing every Legacy-born firefighter to successfully rebuild our fathers’ team. One night will change everything between us, But she’s tied to Alaska and my future is in Colorado.Now I’m torn between what my honor demands, And what my heart can’t live without.

The Cybernetic Tea Shop


Meredith Katz - 2016
    Her childhood in a migrant worker family has left her uncomfortable with lingering in any one place, so she sticks around just long enough to replenish her funds before she moves on, her only constant companion Joanie, a fierce, energetic Raise hummingbird.Sal is a fully autonomous robot, the creation of which was declared illegal ages earlier due to ethical concerns. She is older than the law, however, at best out of place in society and at worst hated. Her old master is long dead, but she continues to run the tea shop her master had owned, lost in memories of the past, slowly breaking down, and aiming to fulfill her master's dream for the shop.When Clara stops by Sal's shop for lunch, she doesn't expect to find a real robot there, let alone one who might need her help. But as they begin to spend time together and learn more about each other, they both start to wrestle with the concept of moving on…

Always Us - A Second Chances Novella


Stephanie Rose - 2016
    But happily ever after is now overrun by a teenager in a hurry to grow up, and a toddler demanding everyone’s full attention. With their children pulling them in every direction this holiday season, life is hectic and time alone together is at a premium. Lucas and Samantha’s only Christmas wish this year is to prove they're still Always Us.

Lost Souls


Kelley Armstrong - 2016
    When author of books on the supernatural Patrick brings Gabriel a case of a hitchhiking woman in white who vanished on a country road after accepting a ride from a businessman, Gabriel knows the Cainsville elder is just trying to wheedle into his good graces. But Gabriel is a man in need of a mystery, one that will get him back into someone else’s good graces. His investigator, Olivia Taylor-Jones, has blown town supposedly on a simple vacation. But when she left there was a rift between them and…he misses her.Gabriel is well aware the only thing Olivia loves more than a good mystery is a weird one, and this hitchhiker case more than fits the bill. As Gabriel digs into the story, he’s forced to face ghosts of his own and admit that the woman in white isn’t the only one who has lost her way.With Lost Souls, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong weaves an unmissable novella-length tale connected to her fan-favorite Cainsville series.

Ghost Girl in the Corner


Daniel José Older - 2016
    But then she finds an alluring violet dress in the newspaper office, and a cute ghost girl no one else can see. Who is she? What does she want? And why is she revealing herself to Tee? H E RIzzy can tell Tee's drifting away from her -- she misses Izzy's shows and skips shadowshaper practice to spend time alone at the newspaper -- and she won't stand for it. Yet when a girl goes missing in Bed-Stuy, Izzy needs Tee to get the word out and help investigate. Can they break through their distance and reconnect before someone else dies? Set between the New York Times-bestselling Shadowshaper and its upcoming sequel Shadowhouse Fall, this beautiful novella of mystery, love and loss will draw you deep into Daniel José Older's magical Brooklyn.

Madly Addicted: A Mad Love Novella


Colet Abedi - 2016
    So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers?  

How can we make our worlds come together when we're both too stubborn and too scared to give in?

 I can't lose her.

 She's my world, my everything.

Celebration


Anna Lowe - 2016
    While some couples use the time to relax with breakfast in bed, others head out for small, intimate adventures in the desert Southwest. A few are still busy stuffing stockings and wrapping presents for little Teddy, the youngest member of the growing new clan. But Teddy won’t be the only Blue Moon baby for long, because Santa has a very special surprise in store — not just for the extended Blue Moon family, but for the wolves of Twin Moon Ranch, too! Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. This cheery holiday story is for fans of the Blue Moon Saloon series. It assumes familiarity with the characters of DAMNATION, TEMPTATION, REDEMPTION, and SALVATION. * A SHORT STORY paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *

Odd Man Out


James Newman - 2016
    Summer of ’89. It is a time for splashing in the lake and exploring the wilderness, for nine teenagers to bond together and create friendships that could last the rest of their lives.But among this group there is a young man with a secret — a secret that, in this time and place, is unthinkable to his peers.When the others discover the truth, it will change each of them forever. They will all have blood on their hands.ODD MAN OUT is a heart-wrenching tale of bullies and bigotry, a story that explores what happens when good people don’t stand up for what’s right. It is a tale of how far we have come … and how far we still have left to go.

Christmas Spirit


Annie Boone - 2016
    A sweet young woman. A stranger from New York. Felicity Lipscomb has loved Josh Garrett almost as long as she can remember. She thinks he’s nothing short of amazing. She doesn’t have the confidence to let him know, so she longs for him quietly, hoping one day he’ll notice her. When she overhears a conversation just before Christmas, Felicity gets an idea she’s sure will help her finally snag her dream man. To make her plan work, she needs to learn to cook. The Christmas Festival Cider Competition is the perfect opportunity for her to prove her kitchen skills to the handsome cowboy. Then the festivities begin. Secrets are revealed. Tempers flare. Nasty words are exchanged. All at a time when people should be joyful. In the blink of an eye Felicity’s happiness shatters. Can the stranger from New York make things better? Will his purpose for being there bring people together when they’ve been torn apart? Pick up a copy to find out if renewed Christmas Spirit comes to the sweet little town of Cutter’s Creek just when they need it most.