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Novella

2017

Rock Chick Reawakening


Kristen Ashley - 2017
    A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloane—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.

Fighting with Honor


K.C. Lynn - 2017
    For years he’s trained to fight, kill, and do whatever necessary to protect his country and its freedom, even if it means giving his own life.He becomes more of a machine than human—one that’s built to destroy the enemy.When it’s time to turn in his weapons, he never forgets the skills he learned. Never forgets the smell of death or feel of a rifle in his hands. The same hands that one day cradle his baby girl and caress the skin of his beautiful wife.If anything or anyone ever tried to steal away the family he has vowed to love and protect, may God have mercy on their soul.

Life After Legend


Marie Lu - 2017
    It will be available to the public near the end of 2017 or early 2018

I Do, Babe


Tillie Cole - 2017
    . .Connected since childhood.Two souls: one dark and one pure.Bracing to take the greatest step of all.River ‘Styx’ Nash loves his woman. Ever since he met Mae at the fence of the cult that had kept her captive as a child, he has never loved anyone else. He loves her black hair, her pale skin and of course, her ice-blue ‘wolf eyes’.Since Mae came crashing back into his life, his only wish has been to marry her; finally to make her his wife. But now the wedding is booked, and only weeks from forever having Mae by his side, a lifelong problem is plaguing him. He wants to marry her; he has never wanted anything more . . .. . . if only he could speak the words and declare it to the world.Salome ‘Mae’ Nash’s life had been filled with heartache and pain . . . until, at age eight, she met a strange dark-haired boy from the outside world. Years later, and reunited with her great love, Mae is ready to solder her heart to his. Finally, Mae is getting ready to marry her man. But her fiancé has become withdrawn. Something is deeply troubling him. But Mae has no idea what. Or what to do to help.Can Styx open up and conquer his deepest pain? Or will the infamous Hangmen Mute allow his fears to overcome his love for Mae and watch their much-anticipated wedding crumble to dust?Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.***I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen #5.5) is to be read AFTER Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)***

Stone Sentinel


Jex Lane - 2017
    At least that’s the plan. First, they have to convince Warlord Tarrick that Krampus is not only real, but the reason incubi children have gone missing… Note: This novella is told from the point of view of Jet, a gargoyle who sometimes takes the form of a Rottweiler. This is not a standalone story. It is meant to be read after Broken: Beautiful Monsters Vol. 3. 25k words

Married to the Mob 3: A Black Mafia Love Affair


Mz. Lady P - 2017
    Corleone, Lucci, and Dominic are feeling the effects of being Married and in the Mob. The Black Mafia lifestyle they've led is starting to take precedent over their personal life. They're finding it hard to juggle being a Mobster and a Husband. The brothers are used to being in charge with the expectations that their wives will follow their lead which has been hard for the girls. However, they've learned how to bite the bullet and follow their husbands. However, the brothers will soon recognize ,a man can't be a man without a woman. British, Chloe, and Katera have become the Mob Wives their husbands desire. The girls have stepped up and took control of their lives. Even it means getting their hands dirty to solidify their positions in the Demonte Family. In this latest installment of the Best Selling series follow the First Family of the Black Mafia as they embark on a journey of Love and Loyalty. What they first thought of to be a hard job. You'll now witness them embracing being Married To The Mob!!!!!

One Empire Night


Autumn Jones Lake - 2017
    Check out the interesting gifts Wrath and Murphy have for their ladies. Teller's peaceful holiday will leave you smiling. One Empire Night is a 30,000 word holiday novella. It should be read after Beyond Reason (Lost Kings MC #9)

Victoria & Shannon: Gansett Island Episodes


Marie Force - 2017
    Fueled by combustible chemistry, her relationship with Shannon has been H-O-T from the first night they met. But she’s begun to wonder whether theirs is destined to be a short-term fling or possibly the love of a lifetime. When she goes looking for answers about his past, she learns something she was better off not knowing and isn’t sure what to do with her newfound information. What will happen when Shannon finds out she’s been asking questions about him, and will they be able to overcome the obstacles standing between them and happily ever after? Find out in this first Gansett Island Episode, which also includes the arrival of some long-awaited island babies! Gansett Island Reading OrderMaid for Love (Mac & Maddie)Fool for Love (Joe & Janey)Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney)Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie)Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace)Season for Love (Owen & Laura)Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany)Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby)Time for Love (Daisy & David)Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex)Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie)Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura)Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie)Love After Dark (Paul & Hope)Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda)Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin)Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn)Victoria & Shannon (Episode 1)Kevin & Chelsea (Episode 2)A Gansett Island Christmas NovellaMine After Dark (Riley & Nikki)Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe)Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia)Rescue After Dark (Mason & Jordan)

Sleighed It


Max Monroe - 2017
     Question: What would you do if every holiday you ever spent with your family ended in disaster? I’ll tell you: you’d cry. I know, because each and every celebration with my family ends in chaos—and I’ve had more than my share of mental breakdowns because of it. But I’m done with the tears, the insanity—I refuse to take it anymore. This Christmas is going to be perfect. I’ll put Thatch in a fluffing Santa Claus suit and have him tap dance to Jingle Bells, if I have to. I deserve Christmas smiles and that feel-good Christmas high I’ve been missing. My name is Georgia Brooks, and by Christmas night, my husband, my kids, and my closest friends will be thinking only one fluffing thing… She Sleighed It.

Shade's Lady


Joanna Wylde - 2017
    I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me. Or maybe not. Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me. Right from the first.

Mother Fluffer


Max Monroe - 2017
     Question: What would you do if you lost your best friend’s horse? Relax. This is purely hypothetical. But, seriously, what would you do? It’s an easy Sunday at home while your wife’s at work, and you look away for two minutes to make lunch for a couple of demanding toddlers. Somehow, by magical mist or advanced parkour, the monster is gone. Okay, fine. It’s not hypothetical. The guy off of work is me, Thatcher Kelly, and the horse I lost is actually Kline’s ginormous dog. But I still have his kids and demon cat, along with my own child and pig. I’m practically batting .667 at this point, and that’s a pretty good average. Right? Or one short jump from the devil’s number. Motherfluffer.

Michael's Wings


Tiffany Reisz - 2017
    He flees town for New Orleans to see his confidante and sometime-Domme, Mistress Nora. Will a weekend of beignets and beatings help him untangle his knotted-up heart?Thus begins Michael's Wings, the eponymous novella that kicks off the latest entry in Tiffany Reisz's LAMBDA Literary Award-winning* Original Sinners series.This companion collection to fan-favorite The Angel also contains six previously-published stories starring Mistress Nora's favorite angel and Griffin—his master, his true love, and the sexy-as-hell bane of Michael's existence.*The King (LAMBDA Literary Award 2015 Winner — Best Gay Erotica)

A Different Kind Of December: A Carnage Short Story


Lesley Jones - 2017
    A time to reflect and remember for Georgia, and also, she's decided, this year will be a time for change. Starting with high emotion on the anniversary of the day that changed her life and ending on a loud, raucous and raunchy Christmas night, we get a little dip into the lives of some of the Carnage Series favourite characters. This is book 5 in a series. Carnage Book One. The Story Of Us. Carnage Book Two. The Story Of Me. Marley. The Letters, should all be read first to best enjoy this short story.

Dog Gone Ghost


Angie Fox - 2017
    A spirit is releasing animals from their cages at the Sugarland Animal Rescue Center. It's an unusual haunting that gets even more bizarre when she uncovers a new clue in a case of a missing child. Verity vows to reunite the lost boy with his family. And when she does, Verity just might answer the age-old question: Do all dogs go to heaven?

Cowboys & Virgins


Alexa Riley - 2017
     We’ve packaged Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride, Branding the Virgin, Roping the Virgin, The Wanted Virgin, and The Virgin Cowboy all in one! If you’ve never saddled up with our boys in Texas, now is your chance! They’re hot, dirty, and wear tight jeans. What’s not to love? Warning: This bundle doesn’t contain any new material, but it does contain a whole lot of sassy heroines with lots of curves! Get all of our cowboy books in one stop, and binge read your old favorites. Happy trails!

Needing Carrie


Jordan Marie - 2017
     Dancer: Dancer has spent the last few years devoting his life to the things that are most important to him. His club, his daughter, and his woman. Carrie means everything to him. Absolutely everything. Now that old ghosts from the past have finally been laid to rest, he’s decided it’s time to make Carrie his—legally. She deserves the best. She deserves to have every dream come true. This Valentine’s Day he’s going to do everything in his power to make sure that happens. This is a NOVELLA at 23k in length. It's a quick read, made for those who want to make sure that Dancer not only heals from the darkness of the past, but embraces his future. It’s sweet, happy, and contains zero drama. Its sole purpose lives to either make the reader happy or give them a toothache…maybe a little of both. You might also glimpse all your Savage Brothers favorites. *This is a Novella only. You must have read Saving Dancer to understand this couple. Maybe you could read it without the other, but then why would you want to?

Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: Girls Night


Lexi Blake - 2017
     Join us for easy to cook, delicious recipes and stay for the stories of the women of McKay-Taggart. From slow cooker special dinners to cocktails that will elevate your game, Suzanne will show you that easy can be delicious. Lexi dives into what happens after happily ever after. Charlie and Ian try to have a night out—but their kids prove that anything can happen when Taggarts are involved. Faith and Ten get a gift they never expected. Karina and Derek go on a stakeout. And Serena finds the meaning of Bliss. All these stories and more explore what it means to be a wife, a mother, a woman navigating love and responsibility. Good meals, good times, good friends. Bon appétit!

Flow


Kennedy Ryan - 2017
    Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager. But when they first meet, she’s a college student finding her way in the world, and he’s an artist determined to make his way in it. From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer. It’s a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end? FLOW is the prequel chronicling the week of magical days and nights that will haunt Grip & Bristol for years to come. GRIP is the full-length conclusion of their story.

A Gansett Island Christmas


Marie Force - 2017
    Take the ferry to Gansett Island and spend Christmas Day with Big Mac, Linda and the entire McCarthy family.Gansett Island Reading OrderMaid for Love (Mac & Maddie)Fool for Love (Joe & Janey)Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney)Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie)Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace)Season for Love (Owen & Laura)Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany)Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby)Time for Love (Daisy & David)Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex)Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie)Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura)Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie)Love After Dark (Paul & Hope)Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda)Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin)Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn)Victoria & Shannon (Episode 1)Kevin & Chelsea (Episode 2)A Gansett Island Christmas NovellaMine After Dark (Riley & Nikki)Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe)Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia)Rescue After Dark (Mason & Jordan)

Relationship Goals


Christina C. Jones - 2017
    Hashtags and flights and late-night text sessions lead to a connection neither has experienced, or expected. Beyond the shiny veneer of social media, further than the shallow depths of a good selfie, down to the real, for real stuff that relationships are made of… can Nick and Noah actually reach their prematurely awarded goal?

Next to Never


Penelope Douglas - 2017
    And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore.But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn’s world upside down. She’s never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally go after what she really wants.*Next to Never is a 60,000 word novella from Quinn's point-of-view. It is not her love story. That will be a full-length novel eventually. This story covers some family history, introduces the new generation, and catches up with the original couples.

Mountain of Evil


Samantha A. Cole - 2017
    To accommodate the increased caseload, they’ve added a second team to their Tampa headquarters. After hiring seven “best of the best” from military and law enforcement backgrounds, they’ve put together a cracker-jack group of six men and one woman. But before they are turned out to handle their own missions, they must first prove they are a cohesive and capable unit.Dropped into the Rocky Mountains, the Omega team has minimal supplies and two days to make it back to civilization. But what they find in the wilderness turns a training op into a real one. Will they all make it back alive?***This novella is a bridge between the original Trident Security Series and the spin off series, Trident Security Omega Team. While it is not necessary to read this prequel before the Omega Team series, it will give the reader more insight and background of the new operatives of Trident Security and their support team.

All I Am: Drew's Story


Jodi Ellen Malpas - 2017
    But if you're already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait until you see the advice he gives Drew about falling in love. I thought I had control. I was so, so wrong... I don't need a relationship. I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose. I take pleasure and I give it - no strings attached. So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy... well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do. Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care. Now craving controls me. Ice has given way to red-hot need.But Raya has no idea about my other life - my real life. That I'm daddy to an adorable little girl. My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. Once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am? Includes a special preview of THE FORBIDDEN, a standalone novel coming in August. Read by Anthony Mark Barrow.1 online resource (1 sound file (04 hr., 05 min., 22 sec.)) : digital

This is the End, Baby


K. Webster - 2017
    First six books must be read in order to fully understand this story line. THIS STORY IS A NOVELLA AND SHORTER THAN THE REST.*** They say the king is the most powerful piece on the board. However, they haven’t met me. This queen knows all the rules. She plays the game better than him. In my game, the queen can knock the king right off the board. Game over. The END. But, I love him. The darkness threatens to make me lose sight of my strategy from time to time, but in the END, love always prevails. Problem is, my black king is playing by a different set of rules. His END game is one he shields from me. It’s a game he plays closely with the white king, the most brilliant player of all. Together, they want to END my game. They want to END me. This queen doesn’t go down without a fight. This queen makes her own rules. This queen will outsmart those who play against her. This is the END, baby. In the END, I am going to win it all. ***Warning*** This is the End, Baby is a dark romance. Extreme sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you.

All Systems Red


Martha Wells - 2017
    Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern.On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid—a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Dirty Filthy Rich Boys


Laurelin Paige - 2017
    I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me. I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world. Because when dirty, filthy, rich boys play, they play for keeps. From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.

Branna


L.A. Casey - 2017
    She doesn’t have time to linger on anything, especially on a silly argument about how many children she will bear.Ryder Slater is a hardass, a husband, a friend, a brother, and a soon-to-be-father. Unlike his wife, he has nothing but time to argue his case about how many children they will have… until that time is threatened to be taken away from him.A surprise honeymoon deep in a beautiful forest for a secluded getaway was supposed to be fun, romantic and peaceful – until the storm of the century hits and both Branna and Ryder face a new enemy that has means to harm their family. Mother nature.Branna is consumed by her love for Ryder, and will fight to the end to keep her family safe. Branna treasures Ryder, and what Branna treasures, Branna defends.

Men of Inked Christmas


Chelle Bliss - 2017
    It features the entire Gallo family, but is told through Mike & Mia's point of view. 
It was originally released in the back of Wicked Impulse, but now is available as a separate eBook.

Option Number Three


Samantha A. Cole - 2017
    or does it? Dominant Mitch Sawyer has been lusting after submissive Tori Frejya since she first stepped into the private BDSM club he owns with his cousins. But he had waited too long to approach her, and she now belongs to someone else, while he watches from afar. When Tori asks him for a favor that involves going to Vegas with her and Dominant switch, Tyler Ellis, Mitch can’t say no. After a night with Tori and Tyler that goes way out of his comfort zone, Mitch is left confused and unsure for the first time in his life. He now faces three options—but will he have the courage to choose the one he never knew he wanted?

Twisted Truth


Melinda Leigh - 2017
    However, he is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement. The terrified child refuses to speak, but Seth knows he is the key to something sinister.Reluctantly, Seth calls the only social worker he trusts with the traumatized boy—his wife. Carly is recovering from her own trauma suffered on the job, but she can’t turn away from this case, not from another child in trouble. With torrential rain bearing down, threatening to isolate their little town in a killer flood, Seth and Carly know the best way to keep the boy safe from danger is to take him back to their farm.But danger is as relentless as the storm. And it’s following them all the way home.

Protecting Sam


Abbie Zanders - 2017
     Former SEAL Steve "Smoke" Tannen is finding the transition back to civilian life more of a challenge than he'd expected. Not only is he dealing with the aftereffects of a horrific ordeal overseas, he doesn’t know what normal is anymore. When his former team leader enlists his help in a project to help other vets, Steve doesn't hesitate to sign on with a new team. Samantha Appelhoff dreams of owning her own coffee and bake shop, but a persistent stalker and dark rumors about her past aren't making things easy. When the sexy, chivalrous guy moves in next door, she plans to keep her distance, but that’s hard to do when he keeps showing up when least expected but always just when she needs him. Are they just nice neighbors or could they be something more than friends? The attraction is instant and their connection is real, but is that enough to convince Steve and Sam they can have their own happy ending?

Adoring Ink


Carrie Ann Ryan - 2017
     Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has a tomorrow at all. When he sees Holly, he’s not only intrigued, he also hears the warnings of danger in his head. She’s too sweet, too innocent, and way too special for him. But when Holly asks him to help her grab the bull by the horns, he can’t help but go all in. As they explore Holly’s bucket list and their own desires, Brody will have to make sure he doesn’t fall too hard and too fast. Sometimes, people think happily ever afters don’t happen for everyone, and Brody will have to face his demons and tell Holly the truth of what it means to truly live life to the fullest…even when they’re both running out of time.

A Cold Dark Promise


Toni Anderson - 2017
     In the midst of wedding preparations, a shadowy figure from Alex Parker's past reappears and threatens the joy he's found with Mallory Rooney. Four years ago, Jane Sanders’s powerful ex-husband kidnapped their young daughter and Jane hasn't seen her since. Now, she finally has a lead and she knows just the man to help get her daughter back. Trouble is, he's an assassin. And he terrifies her. Despite his upcoming nuptials, Alex agrees to help, but it doesn't take long for the routine operation to turn complicated—and deadly on a global scale. Can the former assassin make it home in time to marry the woman he loves, or will his dark past destroy all hope for their future? A Cold Dark Promise takes place during the week leading up to the wedding of former CIA assassin Alex Parker to FBI Agent Mallory Rooney, who first meet in the novel, A Cold Dark Place. A Cold Dark Promise can be read as a standalone novella, but readers might get more enjoyment if they read A Cold Dark Place first. This edition features a brand-new cover.

Mischief


Tiffany Reisz - 2017
    Salem, Massachusetts—for two nights of nothing but candy, sex, and mischief. If necessary, they can skip the candy.

Santa Paws is Coming to Town


Roxanne St. Claire - 2017
    It’s been three years since he’s lost his wife and though his family is growing – thanks to his matchmaking efforts – he still dreads the day his dearly departed wife used to love so much. Determined to make Christmas Eve festive and fun, he puts his sadness aside for the family and pretends everything is normal…until it’s not. When a recently rescued puppy goes missing on Waterford Farm, all celebrations come to a halt. The entire family, from Gramma Finnie down to the youngest Kilcannon and their cousins, is enlisted on the search. Before they can continue the old Irish tradition of putting a candle in the window to welcome strangers, they must find little Jack Frost…and nothing short of a Christmas miracle can make that happen.

The Strange Bird: A Borne Story


Jeff VanderMeer - 2017
    But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colors and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape.But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology—satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilization below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company, a collapsed biotech firm that has populated the world with experiments both failed and successful that have outlived the corporation itself: a pack of networked foxes, a giant predatory bear. But of the many creatures she encounters with whom she bears some kind of kinship, it is the humans—all of them now simply scrambling to survive—who are the most insidious, who still see her as simply something to possess, to capture, to trade, to exploit. Never to understand, never to welcome home.With The Strange Bird, Jeff VanderMeer has done more than add another layer, a new chapter, to his celebrated novel Borne. He has created a whole new perspective on the world inhabited by Rachel and Wick, the Magician, Mord, and Borne—a view from above, of course, but also a view from deep inside the mind of a new kind of creature who will fight and suffer and live for the tenuous future of this world.

Twisted


Mandi Beck - 2017
    . . One walks out the fake girlfriend of a hot, bearded Scotsman. Fannin McGuire is up for promotion at Nolan and Krane Enterprises, but first she has to make it through her stepsister’s wedding. To Fannin’s ex. Yep. Her ex-fiancé is about to be her new brother-in-law. One big happy family. And lucky her, she also gets to work with him. While Fannin is putting all of her energy into her career, her ex is putting all of his energy into making her life hell. Just when Fannin is sure she’ll be attending the wedding without a plus one, in walks Jasper James to save the day. He’s the bartender at the Iron Flask, the account she’s trying to land, and everything she didn’t know she needed or wanted. Before Fannin knows what’s happening, Jasper is playing knight in shining armor and she likes it. And him. A lot. With his smooth Scottish accent, ridiculously good looks, and that beard? She doesn’t stand a chance. Jasper isn’t in the habit of rescuing anyone. But when Fannin is confronted by her ex about her lack of a date for his upcoming nuptials, Jasper can’t help but step in. Her wild hair, violet eyes, and killer legs have him doing a few things he normally wouldn’t. Never mind that he shouldn’t be getting involved with the woman in charge of making the bar a global success. Their fake relationship becomes more real than either thought it would. Now they’re at the mercy of their feelings when truths are twisted, and the lies don’t taste as smooth as the whisky

Made Marian Shorts


Lucy Lennox - 2017
    These stories range from 7k to 10k words and feature plenty of laughs, Marian cameos, and steamy nekkid bits. A suggested reading order can be found in the Look Inside, but you do not need to have read any other Made Marian novel to enjoy these stories. Please be aware that two of these stories can also be found in the Made Marian Collection bundle. Brad's Story:When Brad opens his Vegas hotel room door to find a hot police officer waiting on the other side, he assumes crazy Aunt Tilly has sent him a strip-o-gram. But instead of getting naked, Detective Gorgeous pulls out his cuffs. Turns out, the badge and uniform aren't just props, this cop is the real deal. Beck's Story:After touring around the world, sleeping with fans after sold-out concerts, Beck is still unsatisfied in the bedroom. Men, women, men and women? He doesn't know quite what he's looking for when he enters an exclusive club to find some company for the night. But two sexy strangers begin dancing with him at the same time, and Beck finally begins to realize that it might not be variety he's after, but just the right set of lips whispering sexy words into his ear. Keller's Story:After telling Tilly to back off her attempt at setting him up, Keller catches sight of the nude model for the old lady's art class. Did he speak too soon? Meanwhile, stand-in model Eli is regretting his decision to strip down for a group of senior citizens, but then meets the manager of the vineyard and realizes being naked might not be so bad after all. Especially when things get wet... like really very wet... with hoses. Josh's Story:After moving from Denali, Alaska, to San Francisco in order to branch out, Josh hosts a big poker night for the Marians and his co-workers at the National Park Service. Little does he know, his own true love may not be someone new after all. Eight years ago, Cyrus Dimakos had to leave the love of his life to take care of his great-grandmother on a remote island in Greece. A family obligation may have kept Cyrus's body away from Josh all this time, but his heart never left him. Could it be that The One That Got Away is finally back for good?

Entice Me


J. Kenner - 2017
    Kenner comes a sensually seductive novella starring fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild. Includes a special preview of Anchor Me, the highly anticipated fourth full-length novel featuring Nikki & Damien as they begin the next chapter in their life together. I didn’t understand passion until I met Damien, the man who turned my world upside down and swept me off my feet. And though our life together feels perfect, we can’t escape our secrets--and the danger that continually threatens to surface.But for one night, I seek a respite. A birthday wish for my husband, my lover, my friend—one absolutely perfect night.It is my most ardent wish.And I only hope that it will come true…

To Take


B. Love - 2017
    There’s nothing normal about this love story. Packed inside of this novella is a fairytale romance that will leave you questioning your own reality. Are you brave enough to step outside of the box and into the world of Crimson Trails… where everything about the residents’ lives is ordered and arranged – including marriage? If so, take this journey with Maarz Henry and Haylo Dixon where one letter and one picture have enough power to change both of their lives forever. *This is a novella 17,500 words in length*

Entrapment


Sam Mariano - 2017
     For four days, I kept her to myself. For four days, she was mine. Then, at the first opportunity, she left me. To the world it may seem I've let her go, but she'll never be beyond my reach. No matter where she is, no matter how she feels about me, Mia will always be mine. And I will always be hers. **Entrapment is a short Morelli family novel (60k words) from the oft-requested POV of Mateo. It takes place during Accidental Witness, BUT it is intended to be read at the end of the series, after all the puzzle pieces have clicked into place. In addition to the Entrapment story, this collection includes deleted scenes from each of the seven books in the Morelli family series. ** WARNING: trigger warnings apply. This is a dark romance/mafia story with dark themes. Violence and WTF-ery abounds.

Double Down & Dirty


Samantha A. Cole - 2017
    Fraternal twins. CEOs of Black Diamond Records. Dominants in the BDSM lifestyle who enjoy sharing the same woman. Abigail Turner. The Mann brother’s personal secretary. An innocent woman who is off limits. Or is she? Come meet the Doms of The Covenant and the submissives who bring them to their knees. **The Doms of The Covenant Novella series is a spin off of Samantha A. Cole’s popular Trident Security series and currently only available in e-book format.

Midnight Unbound


Lara Adrian - 2017
    He has no room in his world for love or desire--especially when it comes in the form of a vulnerable, yet courageous, Breedmate in need of protection. Scythe has loved--and lost--once before, and paid a hefty price for the weakness of his emotions. He's not about to put himself in those chains again, no matter how deeply he hungers for lovely Chiara.For Chiara Genova, a widow and mother with a young Breed son, the last thing she needs is to put her fate and that of her child in the hands of a lethal male like Scythe. But when she's targeted by a hidden enemy, the obsidian-eyed assassin is her best hope for survival . . . even at the risk of her heart.

Ever-Greene: A Souls Christmas


Annabella Michaels - 2017
    There will be an abundance of laughter, fun, heartwarming moments, and, of course, the shenanigans that only occur when the Greene family comes together. Reminisce with all your favorite Souls of Chicago couples and triad as they celebrate this joyous time of year.

A Navesink Bank Christmas


Jessica Gadziala - 2017
    What you have all been asking for! 5 short Christmas stories.Where we revisit couples of the past.Reign & Summer.Cash & Lo.Wolf & Janie.Breaker & Alex.Paine & Elsie.** This is not a standalone, and must be read after you have read the five main books mentioned above **

The Vault: A Sinfully Sexy Collection


A.D. JusticeMichelle Dare - 2017
    Justice WarningA.M. Hargrove For The Love of My Sexy GeekAleatha Romig UnconventionalC.A. Harms RawGina Whitney Stilettos and Broken BottlesHilary Storm Ridin’ DirtyKatherine Rhodes InnuendoKate Benson RedemptionKathy Coopmans ParoleKatie Ashley The PlanLiv Morris Sweet SecondsM.C. Cerny Declan's DemandM. Stratton In His ArmsMichelle Dare UncuffedMJ Fields TerzettoNina Levine RiskS. Moose Author Adjusting the DealS.D. Hildreth Mister PrickT.K. Leigh InfernoTerri E. Laine HoneyTia Louise SundownToni Aleo Not The One

Protecting Elliot


Sloane Kennedy - 2017
    Until it wasn't.Two years after surviving a brutal attack from members of his own unit, former Special Forces soldier Cruz de la Vega has found new purpose working for an underground vigilante group that offers justice when the law can't. When he's assigned to figure out who attacked a local gay rights activist, Cruz expects it to be just another job.But when it comes to protecting Elliot Wittier, he soon learns that the last thing he wants is for the intriguing young man to be just another job.At twenty-five years old, Elliot Wittier is well on his way to having the perfect life. As the head of a hugely successful investment firm and the founder of a prominent foundation, he should be on top of the world.But looks can be deceiving and Elliot knows how to play the game. With the fear of failing the two most important people in his life always at the forefront of his mind, Elliot keeps an iron-grip on the control that has served him so well in the past. But when a violent attack leaves him vulnerable, Elliot's carefully constructed world starts to fracture. As he struggles to keep the threat under wraps, he's thrown off guard when a gorgeous stranger takes an interest in him at a Halloween themed benefit. Throwing caution to the wind, Elliot decides to allow himself the freedom that being with the enigmatic Cruz de la Vega brings for just one night.But what happens when one night isn't enough? Or when the past catches up with the present? Can what two men found in each other in just twenty-four hours really last a lifetime?***Although it features several characters from my other books and is part of the "Protectors" world, Protecting Elliot is a stand-alone novella that can serve as a great way to get a feel for the Protectors/Barretti/Finding universe I've created. In regards to the timeline of events, Protecting Elliot occurs after Book 9 in my Protectors series, but it is not necessary to read any other books to enjoy this novella. I've specifically written this book to give new readers a chance to meet my guys and for loyal fans to check in with old favorites while still meeting a new couple.***

Beyond the Night


Alexandra Bracken - 2017
    Sam would rather be on her own than put in the care of a foster family and given the 'cure' - a dangerous procedure that unclaimed kids across the country are being forced to undergo. But there's more at stake than just her own safety. Sam once made someone a promise and the time has come to fulfill it. Now that she's out of her camp, Mia only has one thought in her head: finding Lucas, her beloved older brother.Don't miss the thrilling novella that connects the last two novels in the New York Times bestselling series The Darkest Minds.MORE PRAISE FOR THE DARKEST MINDS'The story's quick-paced action leads to a heartbreaking cliffhanger that will have readers eager for the next book ...' - Publishers Weekly'Haunting ... Bracken creates a gripping and terrifying dystopian world.' - Kirkus Reviews'HELL TO THE YES, I love this story and these characters so much!!' - Goodreads'THE DARKEST MINDS was, without a doubt, one of the best books I have read!' - Goodreads

Constantine: A History


Donna Grant - 2017
    Here is your chance to learn some of this enigmatic leader’s history – and get a unique look inside the Dragon Kings. This is a short story involving Constantine from the New York Times bestselling Dark Kings series from Donna Grant.

The Last God


Michael McClung - 2017
    Unfortunately, he's going on a pair of adventures instead. With his less-than faithful acolyte at his side, Lhiewyn will have to face down a rampaging sewer demon and outwit the beautiful, wily priestess of a foreign god bent on unearthing his greatest, most terrible secret. Looks like his nap will have to wait.... A note to potential readers: It is not necessary to read the Amra Thetys series to enjoy this novelette, though of course I think it would be an excellent idea if you did. -Michael McClung

#MomFail: 24 Authors & 24 Mom-Coms


A.M. WillardGia Riley - 2017
    Being a mom is hard. And the women who make it look easy? They're just better at lying. Trust us. We're all bad at this.Have you ever sent the wrong thumb drive to school with your daughter, only to have her stupid-hot teacher discover your erotica stories?Tried to recapture the magic with your husband, only to be blocked by a child at every turn?Remember blissfully turning on your breast pump only to howl in pain?Or how about that doctor-ordered dry spell that just never ends after having a baby?Oh yeah, we've been there. Pardon us while we dust off our collective Mother of the Year trophy and proudly present you with an epic anthology of #MOMFAILS.Featuring this amazing lineup: Alissa York, A.M. Willard, BL Berry, Carina Adams, Claudia Burgoa, Crystal Burnette, Dylan Allen, Faith Andrews, Gia Riley, J.A. DeRouen, Kate Anslinger, Leddy Harper, LK Collins, LL Collins, Marie James, Piper Rayne, Riann C. Miller, Shari Ryan, Stephanie Rose, Stephie Walls, SM West, TL Swan, Teresa Michaels, and foreword written by: Nicole Kane Knepper

Hold Me


J. Kenner - 2017
    Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms. But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials. I know we will survive—we have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms.

Merry Christmas, Baby


Alexandria House - 2017
    Having to work the graveyard shift on Christmas Eve is worse. Having to work the graveyard shift on Christmas Eve when your life is a mess? Well, that’s some BS. There doesn’t seem to be a Merry Christmas in store for Sunday Marks, but maybe one call can change that. ***This short story contains profanity and sexual content. If you do not like those elements in your romantic reads, this is not the story for you***

An Awakened Heart


Jody Hedlund - 2017
    Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at making a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them.Guy Bedell has been serving at the chapel and pouring his heart out for the people he's grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods and offers a new vision for reaching out to the community, can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him--plans that may include this feisty socialite?

Worth the Wait


Karen Witemeyer - 2017
    A freighter by trade, he works closely with local shopkeeper, Victoria Adams, to transport the colony's goods to market. But it is more than profit that keeps him coming back. He's fallen hard for the shopkeeper and her son. Tori is brave, beautiful, and a savvy entrepreneur--the ideal partner not only for his business but for his life. Too bad she's under the impression that a man, any man, is the last thing she needs.Despite Ben's consistent kindness, Tori continues to hold him at a distance. His towering height and muscular frame, while attractive, are also dangerous. And she's faced dangerous men in the past and vowed never again.After Ben convinces Tori to partner with him in a new venture, delivering goods to area farms and ranches, he finally has a chance to woo her in earnest. But when an accident derails his plans, what once was a chance at love may be lost forever.

Shane


April Wilson - 2017
    Shane includes a retelling of the ending of Fearless (book 2) from Shane's point of view, as well as brand new material that continues the story line beyond Fearless. This novella will tide readers over until Book 4 is released - Shattered - which features Shane McIntyre and Beth Jamison in a full-length novel that takes this popular couple to the next stage of their relationship.

Dirty Promise


Penny Wylder - 2017
    That doesn't matter. I'm still going to do everything on it. Jump from a plane... binge every episode of Friends without stopping... And sleep with the cute guy who runs the tattoo shop on 5th and Main. I don't know him, he doesn't know me. But this dirty promise is going to happen. Lucky for me, Max Savage—what a name for a muscled guy with ink all over his body—is an easy target. The problem is that after sleeping together, I can't scratch his name out the same way I scribbled over "Jump from a plane." Max isn't done with me. He doesn't care that I'm on a personal mission. He just wants to see me again... and again... and again. I want to see him, too. But it's a bad idea because he's distracting me. Can I finish out my plans AND juggle someone so addictive? I was supposed to sleep with him, then move on. Where does falling in love fit into the bucket list? This is a standalone novella with a HEA and NO cheating! Penny Wylder writes just that-- wild romances. Happily Ever Afters are always better when they're a little dirty, so if you're looking for a page turner that will make you feel naughty in all the right places, jump right in and leave your panties at the door!

Drawn to Him


Willow Winters - 2017
     You know the kind. They steal the breath from your lungs and make your heart beat a little faster with a single look. You can’t stop staring, but the moment they pin those gorgeous eyes on you, you’re done for. The kind that’s too hard to resist. This is a collection of men just like that. Handsome, confident and all for you. DRAWN TO HIM is a collection of eight exclusive never-before-seen novellas you can't resist, complete with HEAs. They have all the book feels and angst you've been wanting.

Twelve


Jennifer Lynn Barnes - 2017
    Now twenty-three years old, she and her fellow Naturals have taken over running the program that taught them everything they know. As a unit, they're responsible for identifying new Naturals--and solving particularly impossible cases. When their latest case brings back a ghost from their past, Cassie and the other Naturals find themselves racing against the clock--and reliving their own childhood traumas.In a small, coastal town in Maine, there has been a rash of teen suicides--or at least, that's what the police believe. Mackenzie McBride, age twelve, thinks differently. Desperate to make herself heard, she stands at the top of a lighthouse, threatening to jump... unless the FBI agents who rescued her from a kidnapper at age six come to hear her out.Enter the Naturals. It doesn't take Cassie long to realize that Mackenzie isn't bluffing: she truly is convinced that the suicides are murder, and she really will jump if she can't get the FBI to believe her. To the outside world, Mackenzie is nothing more than a traumatized child. But so was Cassie, once upon a time. So were Michael, Dean, Sloane, Lia, and Celine. With a storm rolling in off the ocean and Mackenzie's position becoming more precarious by the moment, the Naturals have very little time to get to the truth about the deaths--and about twelve-year-old Mackenzie McBride.

Fighting 'round the Christmas Tree


Nikki Ash - 2017
    One grown child in another state, two teenagers about to graduate, and seven more kids growing up way too quickly. Join the Fighting gang along with their families, as they celebrate Christmas in Breckenridge under the same roof, one last time in a Fighting Series Christmas novella: Fighting 'round the Christmas Tree.

Eye Candy


Tijan - 2017
    Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel and Tara Sivec. Featuring stories set in the worlds of their popular series.Tijan's Fallen Crest crew are back for a weekend of mischief that takes a sinister turn; all four couples from J. Daniels' Alabama Summer series gear up for Halloween in their own sexy ways, with a special surprise at the end; Helena Hunting's characters from Shacking Up plan a Halloween gala that features a few ghouls and witches; Bella Jewel brings the chills and thrills in her suspenseful take on Halloween night; and Tara Sivec gathers the Holiday family together one last time as they try to make this ghostly holiday one to remember--or one they'd rather forget...Cozy up with a mug of hot cider on a dark night and fall under the spell of this Halloween anthology!

Dr. Bones and the Lost Love Letter


Emma Jameson - 2017
    Everywhere Dr. Benjamin Bones turns, someone is spying from a window, listening through a wall, or gossiping over a garden fence. "The birds sing in Birdswing," says the vicar, Father Cotterill, and in February 1940 this is more true than ever. Waiting for Hitler to make his move and turn this "Phony War" into the real thing, Ben's fellow villagers are desperate for a distraction. But his blossoming affair with Lady Juliet must remain absolutely secret. So when a seemingly trifling "case" arises--a love letter misplaced for almost thirty years, still in search of its intended recipient--Ben and Juliet jump at the chance to investigate, simply to steal a bit of time together. But as they try to deliver the letter, they discover two lonely people who might get a second chance at love... through the magic of Cornwall. Author's Note: This novella takes place after Dr. Bones and the Christmas Wish. For optimal pleasure, please read in the following order: 1. Marriage Can Be Murder 2. Divorce Can Be Deadly 3. Dr. Bones and the Christmas Wish 4. Dr. Bones and the Lost Love Letter

Eyes on You


Laura Kaye - 2017
    But their playful conversation turns into a scorching one-night stand that reveals the shy beauty gets off on the idea of being seen, even if she’s a little scared of it, too. And Wolf loves to watch.In the wake of discovering her fiancé’s infidelity, florist Olivia Foster never expected to find someone who not only understood her wildest, darkest fantasies, but would bring them to life. As Wolf introduces her to his world at the play club, Blasphemy, Liv finds herself tempted to explore submission and exhibitionism with the hard-bodied Dom even as she’s scared to trust again.But Wolf is a master of getting what he wants—and he’s got his eyes set on her…

Entwined


S.E. Hall - 2017
    at the wedding of Dane & Laney.

Love, Honor, and Ink


Carrie Ann Ryan - 2017
    Now she’s alone, trying to open her own wedding business, and seemingly failing at every corner. But one longing look at her best friend and everything changes.Being in love with your best friend isn’t easy. Harper Rosso knows it’s past time to tell her what he feels, but the idea of losing her forever makes the risk far greater.With one longing look, sparks fly between the two of them. Yet when someone wants Arianna to fail in her new life, Harper might lose the one person he’s always loved before they even had a chance.

Forever Cowboys Six Pack Omnibus


Hope Whitley - 2017
    This is a six pack omnibus containing books one through six in the Forever Cowboys series. 1. Cowboys are Forever 2. The Color of Forever 3. Two Times Forever 4. Cowgirls are Forever 5. Love You Forever 6. Finding Forever You will find a recurring cast of characters in all of these books, but each one is a complete, stand alone book with no cliffhangers. Every book has its own hero and heroine. This is a special promo price for a limited time, so take advantage of it to get yourself six western romance books at a bargain!

Checkmate


Suzanne Halliday - 2017
    Freed from the tentacles of her dead mother’s life-destroying choices, she bravely takes on New York City. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the walls to close in and test her in ways she never dreamed. Matty, on the other hand, burst from his introverted shell like a torpedo and reveled in everything the city offered an endlessly curious, four-year-old boy. He took the idea of a surprise big brother in his stride too and was over the moon with joy about the family being created right before his eyes. Their leap of faith also impacted Liam Ashforth and his fiancée, Rhiann Baron-Wilde. In one fell swoop the starchy, uptight businessman had a grown up sister who wasn’t at all impressed with his nonsense and a little brother who thought he walked on air. And poor Rhiann—she was left in the middle juggling Liam’s reaction, Kelly’s confusion, Matty’s exuberance and Roman’s surprising behavior. But what about Roman? Driving at full speed off a cliff and free falling into a life-changing love wasn’t what he had in mind when Kelly Anne James tumbled into his path. But that’s what happened. And if that wasn’t enough, a critical situation from his complicated past that sat quietly simmering on a back burner was starting to boil. Soon, he’d have to bring his old life into the present and introduce the two. Into this mix steps the enigmatic Domineau Rivera. Described by Kelly as an Amazonian warrior wearing a shoulder holster, she brings a new and surprising perspective on Roman’s past. Team Justice has a female member? Who knew? If you thought how this story began was interesting—just wait until you see where it’s going!

The Last Victim


L.T. Vargus - 2017
    A troubled investigator. Secrets that haunt the past and present. The Violet Darger series continues with this gripping short, The Last Victim. New crimes lead FBI profiler Victor Loshak to revisit former scenes and witnesses in the Las Vegas area. The evidence suggests the return of a notorious and brutal serial killer from years ago -- the one who got away. Loshak conceals his work from his partner, Violet Darger, and tries desperately to stay one step ahead of both her and the murderer. Leonard Stump is back. Maybe. And things are about to get so much worse.

A Crew Christmas: An Evolve Series Novella


S.E. Hall - 2017
     No really... things get smashed. Crashed. Crazy. But what's a few minor casualties, as long as you have your family? Merry Christmas from The Crew!

HOT Witness


Lynn Raye Harris - 2017
    Eight years ago, her sister entered the Brothers of Sin Motorcycle Club and never came back. Seven years ago, she vowed revenge, even if she had to change everything about her life to do it—her look, her name, her face.Now she’s stalking the Brothers and looking for weakness. She’s close to achieving her goal, so close she can taste it. But a prominent federal judge is now in ICU, and Eva’s the only one who can prove the club hired the hit.Jake Ryan was once a Brother, but he got his life together when a judge gave him a choice: prison or the military. He took the military and he’s never looked back. Now, as a member of the lethal Hostile Operations Team, he’s accustomed to working on the side of justice.So when Declan MacKenzie comes to Washington DC and asks him to infiltrate his old gang to protect a witness and get evidence, he doesn’t hesitate to do his duty. But little does he suspect that Eva Gray is a girl he once knew or that she’s on a mission of her own. A mission that could see them both dead before they’re through.When the warrior meets the vengeful virgin, nothing and no one is safe…

Berserker Babies


Lee Savino - 2017
    The sisters Brenna, Sabine, Muriel, and Fleur fight for the minds and hearts of their mates as the Berserkers rally to face the greatest threat they’ve ever known. A note from Lee: This book is a peek into the lives of reader’s favorite Berserker characters, and does not stand alone. First read the Berserker Saga, and/or Rescued by the Berserker (free on all sites), plus the free novellas available for download at my website: leesavino dot com. :)

Snapshot


Brandon Sanderson - 2017
    In this vivid world that author Brandon Sanderson has built, society can create a snapshot of a specific day in time. The experiences people have, the paths they follow—all of them are real again for a one day in the snapshot. All for the purposes of investigation by the court. Davis’s job as a cop on Snapshot Duty is straight forward. Sometimes he is tasked with finding where a criminal dumped a weapon. Sometimes he is tasked with documenting domestic disputes. Simple. Mundane. One day, in between two snapshot assignments, Davis decides to investigate the memory of a call that was mysteriously never logged at the precinct, and he makes a horrifying discovery.As in all many stories, Snapshot follows a wonderfully flawed character as he attempts to solve a horrific crime. Sanderson proves that no matter the genre, he is one of the most skilled storytellers in the business.

Death and Night


Roshani Chokshi - 2017
    She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.

Fairytale Shifters


Alexa Riley - 2017
     Finn, Flint, and Forest have spent their lives looking for their mate. The three brothers have been through everything together, and seeing the rest of their family pair off has been hard to watch. But one day, deep in the woods, a small bunny crosses their path when the three of them are in wolf form. To their surprise, they finally find what they’ve been looking for, but it just so happens they all find it at once. Luna Hare lost her family long ago, and she’s been traveling to different shifter villages, trying to find one that is the right fit. Secretly she’s been hoping to meet another bunny family and possibly find her mate. She never expected that when she’d come to Gray Ridge, she’d not only find a mate, she would find three. Three enormous wolves that look hungry, and not for food. Warning: Bunnies like to make babies, so it’s a good thing she’s got three wolves lined up and waiting to take a turn. This shifter book is over-the-top sweet, and just as dirty as the rest. Come back to Colorado with us, and let’s see how this works out. We have a feeling it’s going to be a happily ever after.

Joyfully His


Jamie Beck - 2017
    Two years after the DUI that injured a pedestrian, Andy Randall is still making amends. He hopes the Christmas spirit will help him get rehired as a ski instructor, but that job will come with conditions. He can’t afford another mistake, which is exactly what making a play for his former boss and friend, Nikki Steele, would be.Nikki races down double black diamonds and hikes mountains better than most guys, unafraid of tumbling down the slopes. But trusting the guy who once shot her down could end in a fall that actually hurts, especially when she’d have to vouch for him with her boss. Still, the resort needs another instructor to handle the holiday tourists, and Andy’s sexy grin and relaxed charisma make him hard to resist.With both of their reputations now on the line, can Andy convince Nikki that the second chance he wants isn’t only about the job?

Easy Fortune


Kristen Proby - 2017
    Intriguing. Easy. Sometimes the past is better left behind you…Lena Turner has spent her life as the outsider. Thanks to her extraordinary gifts, she’s learned to be independent—especially when it comes to men. She’s content to live her life in New Orleans as a schoolteacher, dating casually and dedicated to her small family. Long term is not part of her plan.Sometimes the past catches up with you…Leaving Lena behind to pursue his career was the most difficult thing Mason Coulter ever did. He told himself that it was for the best, had even convinced himself that he had only Lena’s best interests in mind. But now, after six long years, he’s back in New Orleans to settle his late eccentric aunt’s estate. All he has to do is get in and out of the city without submitting to the need to see Lena. But to Mason’s dismay, his aunt made other plans.And sometimes the future and the past collide…Having Mason walk back into her life is something Lena never saw coming. She could refuse to help him, but she’s never been good at telling Mason no. So she’ll do what she can to get the estate settled and Mason out of her life for good.At least, that’s the plan. But Mason has plans of his own…

Adored


Georgia Cates - 2017
    Fans buy my music and scream my name. My life is a charmed one… until my world is turned onto its head by a girl. Scarlett Mathews.A baby girl. My newborn daughter.Her mother is gone, and she has no one in this world but me. This delicate little girl couldn’t have been born to a more unsuitable father… until Leighton Mitchell opens my eyes and makes me see things differently.Leighton is not my typical kind of woman. She does not get drunk on whiskey or chase country music stars for a chance at a one-night stand on a tour bus. She’s nurturing, wholesome, respectable… and easily the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. She loves my daughter. Adores her. And that makes it very easy to see that she belongs in Scarlett’s life. And mine.

The Barbarian Before Christmas


Ruby Dixon - 2017
    But all Elly wants is for her mate to be at her side before the brutal season arrives. All Bek wants is a way to quickly return to his female despite the mountains between them. Thanks to the talents of a newcomer… they're both about to get their wish and celebrate the happiest of holidays together. This novella features characters from prior Ice Planet Barbarians stories and DOES NOT stand alone.

Choosing the Cowboy


Liz Isaacson - 2017
    With only girls in her family, and Heidi now married and living at Three Rivers Ranch, she feels a sense of duty and family loyalty. Which is honorable—if it wasn't for her boyfriend, cowboy Chase Carver. Chase is and always will be a cowboy at heart. He breaks up with nineteen-year-old Maggie at the request of her father, but he's miserable. He can only keep himself away for five months before returning to the store and the girl he loves. He believes that if he can prove to Maggie's father that he can provide a stable, secure life, that Chase and Maggie can be together again. So he sets out on a quest to find his own ranch. But with financial trouble and personal issues around every corner, both Maggie and Chase will have to rely on their faith to find their happily-ever-after.

The Layover


Roe Horvat - 2017
    The demons proved impossible to outrun, though, and now, desperate for somewhere to belong, Ondro is returning to start over. During a layover in Basel, Switzerland, he meets Jamie, an American living in Scotland who is as brilliant as he is beautiful. Jaded Ondro never would have guessed he could fall in love during a brief layover—until now. When he is put in a position to offer Jamie comfort without hope of recompense, Ondro doesn’t hesitate. Soon, he catches a glimpse of the home he longs for. But with their separation looming, confessing his feelings would only lead to pain and humiliation. Life has taught Ondro not to hope, but then, he never believed in love at first sight either....

Beyond Doubt


Kit Rocha - 2017
    It is meant for existing fans of the series who want to get a glimpse of what life looks like for their favorite characters after The End. It may be confusing and unsatisfying for readers not familiar with the world and characters. If you haven’t read the series, please proceed with caution…O’Kane for Life…Winning a war might be enough for most people, but Bren and Six aren’t interested in kicking back to enjoy peace. Not when they finally have the time—and resources—to tackle the mess left behind in the sector they now rule. Especially the orphaned street kids.Six remembers how hard it is to trust. Bren remembers how hard it is to be patient. Together, they have the skills and the power to make a better world than the one they grew up in—but only if they can be honest with each other about the future they want.Not just for Sector Three, but for themselves.

Peace, Love, & Macarons


Jessica Gadziala - 2017
    Had I maybe heeded the ingenious advice of the former two, I wouldn’t be suffering the humiliation of the latter. And it was humiliating. Not just because I had to go home at twenty-seven years old, but because I had to go home to my small town and tell them that I had been proposed to and dumped within twenty-four hours by a man I had been with for five years. I had no idea at the time, though, that going home to lick my wounds and reevaluate my life would also lead me right into the hands of a man I never could have expected…* This is a short, sweet, insta-lust story with lots of steam, explicit sex scenes, and ‘foul language’.

Amid the Winter Snow


Grace Draven - 2017
    During the long, crowded festivities of Deyalda, there’s nowhere to escape. Until a handsome stranger promises to teach her to save herself…THE CHOSEN, by Thea HarrisonIn her visions, Lily sees two men fighting for her tiny country’s allegiance: the wolf and the tiger, each deadly, each cunning. One will bring Ys chaos and death, one a gentler path—but she’s destined to love whichever she chooses. The midwinter Masque is upon them, and the wolf is at her door…THE STORM, by Elizabeth HunterWhen her soul mate died in a massacre of the half-angelic Irin people, Renata thought she’d never feel happiness again. She’s retreated to the snowy Dolomites to remember her hurts—until determined, irrepressible Maxim arrives to insist on joy, too. And before she can throw him out, they discover a secret the Irin have to know…THE SNOWS OF WINDROVEN, by Jeffe KennedyAs a blizzard threatens their mountain keep, the new Queen Amelia of the Twelve Kingdoms and her unofficial consort Ash face their own storm. Ash knows a scarred, jumpy ex-convict isn’t the companion his queen needs. But when a surprise attack confines them together in their isolated sanctuary, the feast of midwinter might tempt even Ash into childlike hope…

Perfect Victim


Kelley Armstrong - 2017
    Now he’s back with a job for his old “friend” Jack. While Jack doesn’t consider Cypher much of a friend, the job is ideal for Nadia. There’s a killer in Honolulu, targeting those involved in the family court system. When no one else would take one victim’s cases, lawyer Angela Kamaka did, putting herself squarely in the killer’s cross-sights. For Nadia, Angela is the perfect victim—an innocent person in danger for doing the right thing. So Nadia and Jack get an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii courtesy of Tyrone Cypher, who has his own reasons for wanting to keep Angela safe.

Earth Files: Book 1


Anna Carven - 2017
    Later. She wouldn’t escape his tender clutches. But he would behave himself for now, because this particular outing was apparently an important event in Human culture. He was about to meet the mother of his mate. * * *
 The Earth Files are short stories (novella-length) set in the world of the Dark Planet Warriors. You can expect sweet, steamy, and offbeat stories about the colorful characters from the main series. They are intended as accompaniments to Dark Planet Warriors, and may contain the occasional spoiler. Book 1 features Arin and Rykal, our protagonists from Forged in Shadow. It's set after Brilliant Starlight (Book 8), when the Kordolians have returned to Earth. Although it’s a spinoff, it isn’t the spinoff. That’s coming soon.

Drunk in Love


A.D. JusticeKandi Steiner - 2017
    Jude's Children's Research Hospital***A glittering diamond, the promise of forever, and the hope that your future in-laws will move to a galaxy far, far away…sounds like a decadent recipe for eternal happiness, doesn’t it? All girls dream about their wedding day, fantasize about each and every gooey-delicious detail. It’s so easy to get swept away by the champagne bubbles and swallowed up by our dreams. But we all know the magical path toward happily ever after is not always sprinkled with pixie dust. Sometimes, we stumble over our plans for a perfect future and choke on the words promising forever. We watch as the path takes a defiant turn away from our blissful paradise because everybody has secrets, skeletons, and fears.And we realize that being drunk in love isn’t always enough.Enjoy these short stories by:A.D. JusticeA.M. JohnsonAmy DawsCarey HeywoodElle BrooksIsabelle RichardsJ.D. HollyfieldJeannine ColetteKandi SteinerKathryn AndrewsKaty RegneryKristen LucianiLiv MorrisMariah DietzM.D. SapersteinMeghan QuinnMelissa CollinsMJ FieldsRyan RingbloomTori Madison

A Dash of Love


Té Russ - 2017
     But one thing that arrangements usually don't account for...falling in love. **Note: If you have not read the Nobles of Sweet Rapids series, this novella has spoilers from the series.**

Saved by the Woodsman


Eddie Cleveland - 2017
    So, why can't I let her go? Sawyer: Ashley represents everything I hate in society. A spoiled brat, a media princess, a woman who would rather record her life than live it. It’s people like her that are responsible for the bullshit on the internet, bullshit that cost the lives of everyone I’ve ever loved. But one taste of her makes me question how I could ever live in a world without her in it. Ashley: Sawyer offers me nothing more than a hard body and a warm bed. He’s just an escape from my humiliation and betrayal. He can never provide me the lifestyle that I worked so hard to obtain. Then why am I considering throwing away my fame and fans to hide away from the world that embraced me when no one else would? SAVED BY THE WOODSMAN is a stand-alone, full-length romance with no cliff-hangers and an HEA. This book deals with a very sexy couple who are snowed in a cabin together. With no tv, internet or distractions. The steamy scenes in this one is enough to melt the ice trapping them in that cabin! What else can they do? Intended for an 18+ audience.

Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley


Mary Jane Hathaway - 2017
     Six popular and bestselling authors of contemporary Christian romance have teamed up to create an entire world exploring food, friends, and family. This is not your usual collection of novellas! Each one is set in Arcadia Valley. Each kicks off a three-book series, intertwined with the works of the other authors. This permanent collection is only the beginning of your adventure with us. Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley includes: Spring’s Blessing (Seasons of Faith) by Mary Jane Hathaway Life gets complicated for Charlotte MacGregor when a motherless child and a handsome widower encroach on her carefully laid plans. Will she keep her heart above the fray, or take a leap of faith? Loaves and Wishes (A Baxter Family Bakery Romance) by Elizabeth Maddrey Inheriting her friend’s Bed and Breakfast in Idaho is a second chance to succeed, but falling for the farmer next door wasn’t in the plan. Sheltered Hearts (Romance from the Heart) by Lee Tobin McClain A curvy jilted bride gets stranded in a snowstorm with a handsome restaurant cook who’s not what he seems to be. Sow in Love (A Garden Grown Romance) by Valerie Comer A real estate consultant’s ideas for fulfilling a living trust are shot down by the elderly greenhouse owner’s grandson, but some of the arrows piercing her heart come directly from Cupid’s bow. The Scent of Romance (Legacy of the Heart) by Danica Favorite A high-powered lawyer must convince a woman determined to protect her family’s legacy to sell the family farm to his father’s development company, but finds his heart leading him away from everything he’s spent his life trying to accomplish. A Romance Rekindled (A Homegrown Love Story) by Annalisa Daughety When former engaged couple, Kate and Drew, find themselves thrown together after more than a decade apart, neither of them are thrilled about it. Can they let go of the past and consider a future together? Get your copy of Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley today and join us at www.ArcadiaValleyRomance.com to keep up with all the latest.

A Very Marcello Christmas


Bethany-Kris - 2017
    Never underestimate a man who loves his wife. Lucian and Jordyn struggle to make this Christmas perfect for their kids when life gets in the way. Someone waiting in the wings is willing to play Santa to make it all happen. Dante and Catrina battle the stress of managing work and family through the holidays. Sometimes it takes the right kind of reminder from those who matter most to make it all work. Giovanni and Kim have to keep everything together—from business to party planning. Not to mention, they still have to find something that will satisfy little Andino’s one Christmas wish. A little family spirit, and a bit of Christmas magic come together for all the Marcellos to make these holidays the best one yet. Merry Christmas from the Marcellos. It’s the only time of the year when they dust off the filth. ~ Broken into small novellas for each Marcello couple, take a trip through the holidays with everyone from the Filthy Marcellos series. This novella is meant to be read as an add-on to the Filthy Marcellos series, and is not standalone.

Soul Casting 101


Viola Grace - 2017
     Imara has lived a life separate from her family. She wasn’t shunned, just never acknowledged. The seventh child of a seventh child, she had had the bad taste to be born a girl. Her father’s family had no use for a girl, so she was sent to a city where the populace didn’t use magic. Now that she is grown and entering college, she has chosen the best magical college in the country. It just happens to be located in her birth city. When family begins to encroach on her education and someone threatens her life, can her new familiar do as he promised and keep her safe, or will Imara have to use what little magic she has learned to keep herself alive? Either way, things are going to be unpleasant.

Déjà Vu


Cristin Harber - 2017
     A Sexy Doctor and a CIA Spy with Amnesia “Amnesia Allie” should’ve been one of Dr. James Tuska’s normal patients: another CIA asset who they wanted well-cared for and then sent on her merry way. Everyday work at his niche medical practice was never that interesting… until she claimed the impossible. “He’s my fiancé.” James had never met Allie, yet he couldn’t say no even if he was part of the Agency cover up. Now the Agency wants her dead. Between the lies and the hiding, the woman who turned the CIA upside down with three words brought him to his knees. And then Allie disappeared… Nothing would ever be the same.

Noelle The First


Nicole Falls - 2017
    As a kid she had been in love with the holiday, but adult Noelle just saw it as another day to get through. Jay has moved back home after a breakup and is looking to reconnect with his childhood bestie. Cooking up a scheme to get her in the holiday spirit with her sisters, he's determined to bring back to the old Noelle. With a combination of nostalgia, Christmas magic and a little bit of mistletoe, Noelle the First is a tale of old friends finding their way back to each other and more.

Shaman


Lauren Gilley - 2017
    Ian Byron has spent the past few years amassing a fortune, becoming the premiere supplier of all the vices anyone could want. He controls a sizable chunk of the drug trade in North America – including the product moved by the Lean Dogs MC. Cool, and cruel, the untouchable Mr. Shaman doesn’t have a weakness. Except for the man who started as a distraction, and who’s become the love of his life. It’s Christmas in Knoxville, and old demons have come to call on Ian. The more he tries to push Alec away for his own safety, the more tightly he clings to their dissolving relationship. Ian’s about to learn that his boyfriend is just as stubborn as he is, and that he can always count on the Lean Dogs MC. An all new, 27,000 word Christmas-themed novella for Dartmoor Series fans.

The Holidays Series


Tara Sivec - 2017
    The crazy Holidays family stories are now available in one, special edition book bundle! Included in this bundle: *The Stocking Was Hung (The Holidays #1) *Cupid Has a Heart-On (The Holidays #2) *The Firework Exploded (The Holidays #3) *The Bunny is Coming (The Holidays #4) *A Note from Aunt Bobbie *A preview of The Pumpkin Was Stuffed, A Holidays Family Halloween Short Story

Forsaken by Magic


Jasmine Walt - 2017
     Lord Polar ar’Tollis has everything he wants. Wealth, power, respect, beautiful women eager to marry him—there is very little the Chief Mage of Nebara lacks in his life. Except, perhaps, compassion. Mages are taught from an early age to rein in their emotions, that they are superior to humans and shifters, and that they must rule with a firm, unyielding hand. But when an execution order for a little girl crosses Lord Polar’s desk, his entire world view is called into question. Especially when he realizes the depth of corruption within his own office. Saving the life of an innocent child should not be a hard choice. But if Polar helps her, his own life will be at risk. And with enemies lurking in the shadows, waiting for him to fall, he cannot afford a single misstep… Scroll up and grab your copy today!

Sparkle Witch


Helen Harper - 2017
    Snuggles... Stress. You would think December would be Ivy's ideal time of year. After all, festivities abound and witches everywhere are encouraged to put their feet up and relax. That's not quite the case when she has various Order members attempting to finagle her into Christmas activities and a special artefact from the top of the Christmas tree goes missing. Either someone is attempting to sabotage Winter or something very strange is afoot indeed. This is a short holiday novella.

Never Surrender


Kaylea Cross - 2017
    But in the picturesque foothills bordering the ranch, a hidden danger lurks. When the guys stumble upon evidence of a domestic terrorist cell during the bachelor party, it puts everyone directly in the crosshairs of a lethal enemy determined to remain unseen, unleashing a wave of danger every bit as deadly as what they faced back overseas. Then a shocking revelation from the past comes to light, and it may be the key to winning the fight. Now they must come together as a team to eliminate the threat, before they wind up gathered for a funeral instead of a wedding.

Effie


Kit Morgan - 2017
    These riches to rags shorts prove that love can be found in the most unexpected places, and that money does not always make the man. But as our debutantes know, it sure helps! Effie Stout is in her third season and beginning to worry if she’ll ever find a husband. But just when she sets her sights on a good prospect, the unthinkable happens. Her family falls into ruin. Forced to become amail-order bride by her step mother, Effie does her best to live like the other half and not get her or her would be groom killed in the process. Forrest Lang agonized over whether or not to send away for a mail-order bride and when she arrives, he soon discovers he should’ve left well enough alone. The woman is a disaster! How can he come to depend on a woman who can’t even peel a potato? Problem is, he married her. Now what? Find out in this fun romp full of humor, faith and love.

Dumb as a Roc


Mina Carter - 2017
     Unable to find a mate, her dragon is asleep, and the curvy dragoness is running out of time. In desperation, she makes an appointment with the matchmaker, Geri Wilder. Perhaps Geri can work some of her magic on Razzy and find her a man that will literally save her life. But before she can speak to the matchmaker, Tall, blonde and handsome storms in, kisses her like there’s no tomorrow and carries her off on the wing to his mountain-top lair. She’s been kidnapped… by a wyvern of all things. Not just any wyvern, but Roc, the king they claim they don’t have… Dragons and wyverns don’t get on. Like, ever. So why does she want to climb her sexy captor like a tree, and what will he do when he finds out she’s the dragon king’s sister? Roc needs a mate to be king. He needs to be king to save his people from themselves. Because they’re dumb… Which means he needs a woman, and for that, he needs to see the matchmaker. And she delivers. Barely out of the meeting and he has his arms wrapped around the tiniest, curviest, most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. One breath and he knows she’s his mate. One kiss and his heart belongs to her… forever. Instinct kicks in and he carries her off to his lair. Alone, away from everyone, she’ll have no option but to fall for him. Just one problem, she’s the sister of his greatest enemy… and he wants her back.