Best of
Novella

2018

Fallin' For A Black Billionaire


Bianca - 2018
    They are all arrogant and think you are supposed to bow down to them. Until I was accosted by Travis. Travis Spencer III: Handsome, extremely wealthy, and very smart. He dates women that are extremely beautiful and equally as rich, and I am way out of his league. Our one night together was a complete mistake. Travis: I promised my family that I would leave the younger ladies alone, but then I ran into Kriss. Kriss was everything I never knew I needed. How dare she thinks that we are non-compatible? After our one night together, I wanted more and I was going to get it... by any means necessary.

Dearest Ivie


J.R. Ward - 2018
    R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple . . . doomed by an undeniable passion.   Features a special preview of J. R. Ward’s upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, The Thief!   The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing.   Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .

Diamond Fire


Ilona Andrews - 2018
    Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan's extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor and there’s nothing she wouldn't do for her sister's happiness. Nevada will have her fairy tale wedding, even if Catalina has to tear the mansion apart brick by brick to get it done.

Until Susan


C.P. Smith - 2018
    Experience the BOOM! all over again in this action-packed novella of insta-love and suspense brought to you from author C.P. Smith!

Defy


Crystal Daniels - 2018
    They have everything…almost. Both long for more; Dream of creating a family of their own. Sometimes their smiles and laughter are a mask-hiding struggle, heartbreak, and pain. Logan and Bella's story comes full circle when family and friends unite. Giving them hope, and proving the true meaning of undaunted.

Scenes from the Hallway


Penny Reid - 2018
    Sometimes it's the good kind. Mostly, it's not.What you don't know is how it all started. You don't know how we met, you might not know what happened in Vegas (or the morning after), and you definitely don't know what happened after that.You want to know the story before the story? Well... here you go.But be careful what you ask for. As I've discovered the hard way, you might not like it.'Scenes from the Hallway' is a companion short prequel/short story (11k words) for Marriage of Inconvenience, and includes the first 3 chapters of that book.No longer availableNow included in Neanderthal Seeks (Extra) Yarns. WARNING: This short story contains a lot of cussing. Do not download or read if you dislike curse words in novels.

Snowbound


April Wilson - 2018
    This suspenseful Christmas novella will best be enjoyed as part of the series.

Rescuing Sadie


Susan Stoker - 2018
    As the niece of Sean Taggart, and the receptionist at McKay-Taggart Group, she was constantly surrounded by Alpha men more than capable, and willing, to lay down their life for her. But when she learns about a friend in trouble, she doesn't hesitate to leave town without a word to her uncle to help. After several harrowing weeks, her friend is now safe, but the repercussions of her rash act linger on. Chase Jackson, no stranger to dangerous situations as a captain in the US Army, has volunteered himself as Sadie's bodyguard. He fell head over heels for the beautiful woman the first time he laid eyes on her. With a Delta Force team at his back, he reassures the Taggart's that Sadie will be safe. But when her past catches up with her, Chase has to use everything he's learned over his career to keep his promise...and to keep Sadie alive long enough to officially make her his.

Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe


Rosie Green - 2018
    Renting the little flat above the café seems like the answer to Ellie's prayers. It's only for six months, which will give her time to sort out her life, far away from cheating boyfriend Richard. But is running away from your past ever really the answer? Clashing with the mysterious and brooding Zack Chamberlain, an author with a bad case of writer's block, is definitely not what Ellie needs right now. And then there's Sylvia, who's clinging so hard to her past, she's in danger of losing the quaint but run-down Duck Pond Café altogether. Can Ellie find the answers she desperately needs in Sunnybrook? And will she be able to help save Sylvia's little Duck Pond Café from closure?

Envy


Rachel Van Dyken - 2018
    Do not make eye contact unless you want to die. And above all else, do not fall in love. Renee Cassani's future is set.Her betrothal is set. Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is setSomebody should have told Vic Colezan that. He's a man who doesn't take no for an answer. And he only wants one thing. Her. Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying. Good thing Vic has a firm hand.**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Grim Like Me


Amanda M. Lee - 2018
    And, because he’s a Grimlock and his daughter is spoiled, that means taking Aisling and her best friend Jerry to work with him. Though he’s not generally in the field, a work illness forces Cormack out on a case … and he must take Aisling and Jerry with him. Of course, since Cormack is a reaper, that means he’s visiting the dead. Unfortunately he has to take his young charges along for the ride. What should have been an easy collection turns into something more for Cormack when his soul runs away and he’s left to solve the murder of an unlikable man with nothing but two eight-year-olds to help him. He also has to do it without his wife finding out what he’s up to because he has no intention of getting in trouble himself. It’s one long day for the terrible trio, and it’s going to take everyone working together to ensure things turn out exactly how they should. Note: This is a 28,000-word short set in the Aisling Grimlock world.

Beauty Found


Tillie Cole - 2018
    There is life before your soulmate is found.There is life even when all seems lost.Shane ‘Tank’ Rutherford is just seventeen when, escaping his father’s lethal fists, he ends up on the streets. Fighting for survival, he finds himself suddenly saved. Saved by a group that takes him under their wing.A group that everyone knows . . . the Texas Ku Klux Klan.Years later, Tank is disillusioned from the Klan and what they stand for. Recently released from prison, he is lost in a world he no longer knows. He is on his own. Until he picks up a woman hitchhiking on the side of a road. A beauty queen dressed in pink.Susan-Lee Stewart is done with the crowns. She’s done with the glitz and glamor of pageant life. And she’s done with the bruises . . . the bruises gifted by the one person who should love her unconditionally—her mother.Seconds after taking yet another pageant title, Susan-Lee makes a split decision and flees the stage. Flees the glossy life of a pageant queen, flees her violent mother . . . and jumps straight on the back of a tattooed muscled god’s motorcycle . . .And never looks back.As Susan-Lee holds tightly to Tank’s waist, neither of them know it’s a chance meeting that will change both their lives, and their hearts, forever.There are stories of how you find your other half. There are stories of how someone can save your soul when all hope is lost.Before they were Tank and Beauty, they were Shane and Susan-Lee. Two lost hearts who, together, were finally found.Contemporary dark romance. Contains scenes of violence, offensive language, mature topics and sexual situations.Beauty Found: A Novella (Hades Hangmen 6.5) is to be read AFTER Crux Untamed. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

Protected


Lexi Blake - 2018
    The rodeo star and the shy academic made for an odd pair but their chemistry was undeniable. They made plans to get married after high school but when Genny left him standing in the rain, he joined the Army and vowed to leave that life behind. Genny married the town’s golden boy, and Wade knew that he couldn’t go home again. Could become the promise of a lifetime Fifteen years later, Wade returns to Broken Bend, Texas for his brother’s wedding and walks into a storm of scandal. Genny’s marriage has dissolved and the town has turned against her. But when someone tries to kill his old love, Wade can’t refuse to help her. In his years after the Army, he’s found his place in the world. His job at McKay-Taggart keeps happy and busy but something is missing. When he takes the job watching over Genny, he realizes what it is. As danger presses in, Wade must decide if he can forgive past sins or let the woman of his dreams walk into a nightmare…. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Tiger Striped


Jennifer Ashley - 2018
    His mate, Carly, is not about to let him run off alone, and so Tiger takes her on a wild adventure for what proves to be the most important rescue mission of his life.

Keep


Cora Brent - 2018
    In their bleak prison hometown their very name was a curse and everyone expected the boys would follow the same path as the vicious generations that came before them. But everyone was proven wrong. And on this wedding day of dreams they will all gather to watch one of their beloved daughters marry her prince. It was all going to be perfect. The day was not supposed to end in tragedy. There should have been a honeymoon instead of a funeral. And now the family that has been through everything will need to stand together and confront a terrible challenge that no one ever saw coming… **KEEP is a novella and the latest addition to the spinoff Gentry Generations series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author Cora Brent. If you're new to these lovable alpha boys, welcome to the Gentry world!

Alannah


L.A. Casey - 2018
    Talking it out with the person she loves the most isn’t a possibility, not when the same face haunts him, too. To protect the love of her life from another burden, she keeps her fear to herself, even as that fear begins to consume her.Damien Slater has the life he always wanted with the woman he adores by his side, but there’s a problem. His woman is keeping a secret, and they swore they would never let another secret come between them again. Breaking Alannah’s guard will be Damien’s greatest challenge yet as he proves once and for all that he is in it for the long haul.Alannah admires Damien, and what Alannah admires, Alannah watches over.

Montana Guardian


Kris Michaels - 2018
    He'd fought in wars, survived firefights in forsaken hell-holes and moved like a ghost in foreign countries. His team performed missions flawlessly. He'd never regretted an assignment, until he met her. The sweet, brilliant code breaker who'd devastated not only the enemy’s communication cyphers, but also his heart. For Cassie Valentine, life was anything but hearts and chocolates--starvation and physical abuse at the hands of her father and uncle was the norm. Her intellectual genius at solving code brought her to the attention of Guardian and a man who showed her what life could have been like. A cruel glimpse at happiness that she could never obtain. Compelled by a threat to her mother, Cassie returned to the shack in the Bitterroot Mountains. Without a word, she vanished, leaving Van Wheeler, the man who loved her, to forever wonder why she'd left. A year later, battered, broken, and protecting her child, she fled her family's cabin at the top of the Bitterroot Mountains. Cassie knew she and her tiny son would share the fate of her dead mother if she didn't escape. On foot and ill-prepared, she set out into the wilderness of mountainous Montana, unaware that fate, in the form of a Guardian, was about to intervene.

Missed Connections


Alexandria Clarke - 2018
    Twelve years after a ruthless attack killed her mother and put her father in prison, she embarks on a mission to bring the real culprits to justice. As bodies start to drop, Detective Sheila Arden is assigned to the gruesome case, but she soon discovers that the truth is more complicated than she thought. In a riveting game of cat and mouse, each woman challenges the other to reach new heights.

Break Out


Lila Rose - 2018
    It was something Finn “Handle” Kaidion knew well after losing his wife. Pain was what kept him guarded against any further relationships. Pain was also something Mardella “Della” Kent felt after losing her sister and from being dragged into the pits of hell by a madman. Only he was no longer an issue. Instead, having her parents turn their back on her was a new reason pain kept beating at her door. Can two people learn to trust and live free from their past sorrows?

Hoops Holiday


Kennedy Ryan - 2018
    Years later, they've climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn't changed. The attraction that simmered between them in a locker room before is still there. With success like theirs, everything has been possible... except them.That was then.But what about now?*Hoops Holiday Collection consists of FULL-COURT PRESS, a HOOPS novella originally published in the TEAM PLAYER Anthology. It has been expanded with all-new, never-before-published content & epilogue.It also includes Christmas-themed short stories for characters from LONG SHOT and BLOCK SHOT, books 1 and 2 of the series.

A Mutually Beneficial Arrangement


Christina C. Jones - 2018
    When things look bleak, a mysterious benefactor steps in with an offer that could be a win-win situation... or a catch-22. This started - and finished - as a serial on the auhtor's blog. If you read it there, there is NOTHING new here.

Planet Dragos


Thea Harrison - 2018
    That hasn’t stopped them from achieving a compromise and traveling to Las Vegas to celebrate their friend Rune’s wedding to his mate Carling.From the moment they arrive, the trip goes awry. Death walks in Vegas, and Pia is kidnapped as an ancient enemy makes a move to destroy the Great Beast once and for all.But the Great Beast has other plans.On Planet Dragos everything goes the way he arranges it—unless someone decides to cross him, and God help them then, because he doesn’t know how to back down, and he doesn’t ever, ever let up….

Peyton & Noah


Heidi McLaughlin - 2018
    The person who completes them. For Peyton and Noah, they grew up together, falling in love along the way. Wedding bells are ringing. And the couple who almost wasn’t, Is going to be. Peyton and Noah invite you into their life. To spend some time with their family. As they prepare to walk down the aisle.

Defiance


Cherise Sinclair - 2018
    And then turns deadly The death threat is only the beginning…because the letter isn’t a hoax. Z walks out of his office into a barrage of bullets. He can take being shot at, but when the second shot splinters the empty child-seat in his car, he’s shaken to the core. The horror of what would have happened if his little girl had been there spurs him to action.Master Z is a Dom, a husband, a father—every instinct drives him to protect those under his care. When the police can’t catch his stalker, he must take matters into his own hands. He must keep danger far from those he loves. Secrecy and distance is the key. The funeral in Alaska is the perfect location, especially since Z won’t be alone. The survivalist’s sons have grown into men with lethal skills. With their help, he can trap the shooter and keep his family safe.As long as his impetuous and all-too-observant wife, Jessica, doesn’t discover he’s using himself as bait.Defiance is not only a wonderful addition to the beloved Masters of the Shadowlands series, but you also get to meet the sons from the upcoming Sons of the Survivalist series.

Cards of Love: Knight of Swords


Autumn Jones Lake - 2018
    Just my jaded heart, broken soul, and undying love. Sacrifice. I gave up my pride, my hostility, and my heart to make her happy.  Justice. Fuck the consequences, I would’ve given up anything, even my life, to keep her safe. Tragic. Both our lives were soaked in tragedy from day one. Reckless. I ignored the people who warned me he was dead inside. Truth. Everyone said he was bad, violent, and would drag me down.They were wrong. He was as broken as I was. Strength. Together, we’d heal our hearts and stitch together our souls.

Adjacent: A Building 402 Novella


Alexandra Warren - 2018
    Arrogant. Sexy. A Certified F*ckboy. She’s the only girl he can’t seem to get off of his mind. Ambitious. Attractive. Adjacent. The proximity of them being neighbors certainly doesn’t help either of their causes. And when one side is ready to pursue their curiosity about the person next door, it quickly becomes clear that anything goes in Building 402… Note: While this book tells a complete story, it is a novella meaning it is shorter in length by design. If you prefer your stories longer, I’d recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. :)

Crime Lord's Paradise


Mia Knight - 2018
     Note: This novella intersects with book 4, Awakened by Sin, so books should be read in sequence.

Dragon Night


Donna Grant - 2018
     Governed by honor and ruled by desire There has never been a hunt that Dorian has lost. With his sights sent on a relic the Dragon Kings need to battle an ancient foe, he won’t let anything stand in his way – especially not the beautiful owner. Alexandra is smart and cautious. Yet the attraction between them is impossible to deny – or ignore. But is it a road Dorian dares to travel down again? With her vast family fortune, Alexandra Sheridan is never without suitors. No one is more surprised than she when the charming, devilish Scotsman snags her attention. But the secrets Dorian holds is like a wall between them until one fateful night when he shares everything. In his arms she finds passion like no other – and a love that will transcend time. But can she give her heart to a dragon?? **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Love at Last


Melissa Foster - 2018
    But Cal’s a careful, responsible man who knows better than to start a relationship before he can give it his all. He bided his time while caring for his family through his father’s terminal illness. Now his father is gone and his mother is settled, but has Cal waited too long to make his move? Find out more about these friends of the Bradens in LOVE AT LAST, and catch up with many of your favorite Love in Bloom characters, including much-anticipated news about babies for the Bradens in Trusty, Colorado! If this is your first introduction to the Bradens, please note that this is a flirt not a full-length novel. Like all Love in Bloom books, flirts are written to stand alone, so jump right in and enjoy the fun, sexy, and emotional ride. What is a Flirt? The Love in Bloom big-family romance world has become so widely enjoyed, I have been asked by thousands of readers to write the stories of our beloved side characters. While I couldn’t possibly fit in writing full-length novels for each of them while maintaining my normal publication schedule, I’ve created flirts. Flirts cover twenty-four to forty-eight hours of two side characters’ lives on their path to their happily ever after, while also updating readers about their favorite main characters. Flirts vary in length and heat levels. I hope you love these quick, fun, sexy stories as much as I enjoy writing them. If this is your first Love in Bloom story, then you have a whole series of loyal, sexy, and wickedly naughty heroes and smart, sassy heroines to catch up with. The characters from each family series within the Love in Bloom world cross into other family series and make appearances in future books so you never miss an engagement, wedding, or birth. Visit Melissa’s website for free Love in Bloom reader goodies such as series checklists, publication schedules, and family trees. Read the Rest of the Love In Bloom Series: Snow Sisters The Bradens at Weston The Bradens at Trusty The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor The Bradens at Pleasant Hill The Remingtons The Ryders Seaside Summers Bayside Summers Wild Billionaires After Dark Bad Billionaires After Dark Harborside Nights The Montgomerys The Whiskeys & Tru Blue

Christmas with the Wrights


Christina C. Jones - 2018
    Enjoy this quick peek into the lives of these beloved families to see what they've gained... and lost.

SEAL Strong


Cat Johnson - 2018
    Lieutenant Commander Silas “Crash” Branson thought he’d already lost everything that mattered. His son. His wife. Then his body betrays him too and costs him his career in the SEALs, separating him from the only family he has left — his brothers-in-arms. But when you’re at rock bottom the only direction to go is up and, medically retired or not, Silas is still SEAL strong. Leaving the ruins of his old world behind him, he forges ahead, building a new life, finding new love... and with his new position in the Department of Homeland Security and his idea for Bravo Foxtrot, a new Secret Division, he might even help save the world along the way.

Serena and Lazarus: A Catching Genesis Bonus Chapter


Nicole Riddley - 2018
    Is he my imagination or hallucination brought by the heavy smog? When the Great Smog blanketed London, Serena’s fate takes a sudden turn. She is left alone when her parents met their untimely death and set to be married to her highest bidder, Mr. George Dungworth, a repulsive, forty-year-old goldmine. Cooped up for days and itching for a run, she ventures into the woods and there—at the edge of the forest, amidst the sea of fog— she sees the image of perfection that would change her life forever. The man from the woods. Lazarus Chevalier is neither human nor a werewolf. No, he is more than that. He is a lycan and he wanted her. Will Serena, for once, defy the only family she has left and elope with a beautiful stranger? Go back in time and discover the beginning of a love story that stood the test of time. Grab a copy now and fell in love with Serena and Lazarus once more.

Baby, Be Mine


Alexandria House - 2018
    But maybe this year will be different. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll find another lonely heart to share it with. ***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***

Rough Ride


Kristen Ashley - 2018
    And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice.But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe... and fell down on that job.For Snapper, it’s always been Rosalie, from the first time he saw her at the Chaos Compound. He’s just been waiting for a clear shot. But he didn’t want to get it after his Rosie was left bleeding, beat down and broken by Bounty on a cement warehouse floor. With Rosalie a casualty of an ongoing war, Snapper has to guide her to trust him, take a shot with him, build a them...And fold his woman firmly in the family that is Chaos.Note: Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.

Replacement: A Building 402 Novella


Alexandra Warren - 2018
    At least, she thought she was taking a serious break from dating until she comes face-to-face with the finest man she’s ever seen who also happens to be the new maintenance man in her building. Angie knows what she wants in a man. And outside of his good looks, his natural charm, and his ability to make all of her apartment woes go away, Lawson isn’t that. But that doesn’t mean she can’t get to know him, right? Lawson Hill is completely focused on rebuilding his life now that he’s a free man. That rebuild doesn’t include getting involved with anyone, especially not the bougie girl at his job who always needs something in her apartment fixed. From her high-maintenance appeal alone, he can already tell she’d be nothing but a headache to deal with. But when Angie proves there’s a lot more to her than what meets the eye, Law quickly learns he’ll be doing a lot more than just replacing air filters and light bulbs in Building 402… Note: While this book tells a complete story, it is a novella meaning it is shorter in length by design. If you prefer your stories longer, I’d highly recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project.

Until Arsen


K.L. Donn - 2018
    The oldest of the Daniels siblings, he knows what it takes to provide for his family. What he doesn’t have is the one thing he’s always wanted…A family of his own.Marina Parks longs for a normal life. After a tragic accident seemingly robs her of the chance to have a family of her own, she gave up on love. Refusing to seek it out when all she’s found in the past, is heartache.Until Arsen…Love is a novel creature, grabbing on and never letting go when two souls collide. A collision course is about to happen as Marina and Arsen discover what love truly is.**Author note**Until Arsen is a sweet novella introduced into Aurora Rose Reynolds Happily Ever Alpha world featuring popular characters from her bestselling UNTIL series. In this edition you will find cameos from Nico & Sophie Mayson. Previously published in the Kindle Worlds program. NO NEW CONTENT ADDED.

#Blessed By Malakai


Sherelle Green - 2018
    For prominent painter and sculptor Malakai Madden, that weakness has always been women. Now, he’s finally ready to settle down and shower one woman with his love. There’s just one major problem. Overnight, he’s gained thousands of Twitter followers after his obsessive ex decides to leak some private information. To make matters worse, a well-known media source retweets them! Suddenly, every woman wants a piece of Malakai. And when the #BlessedByMalakai hashtag starts trending, he’s dodging women left and right, and blocking his crotch like he’s secret service securing the president. If he’s ever going to get his life back and find his future wife, he needs to solve this problem and he needs to solve it fast! Image consultant Avery Nightingale can’t believe she’s landed a meeting with a huge potential client. She knows all about the #BlessedByMalakai hashtag and she’s ready to pitch her ideas. However, when she meets the man behind the Twitter legend, she’s rendered speechless and Mr. Make You Moan is not impressed. He agrees to hire her on one condition. Avery must promise not to feed into the social media craze as others have failed to accomplish before her. She agrees. After all, it’s just one rule, right?

Always My Baby


Alexandria House - 2018
    Hopefully, this converging of divergent paths on Christmas Eve will lead to pleasant surprises for both of them.

Flirt


Lucy Lennox - 2018
    Gorgeous silver fox, Evan Paige, is way out of Stevie's league, however, not to mention the chief has always been a ladies' man, but when Stevie turns twenty-one, he decides he's tired of only daydreaming about Evan. He wants a real taste of that sugar daddy, even if it means turning the flirt factor up a notch or ten to make it happen. This 36k word novella has pee-in-your-pants humor, peel-the-paint-off-the-walls steam, and a smidgie-poo of hand-on-chest swooning.

Grim & The City


Amanda M. Lee - 2018
    For Aidan Grimlock, he thought moving in with his boyfriend Jerry would be easy and the extra space would serve as a buffer from Jerry's rather large personality. All of that changes when Jerry insists they visit the local home expo, thus undertaking a humongous decorating project. Aidan isn't in the mood, which leads to a fight, which leads to Jerry storming out, which ultimately leads to him giving in when his sister calls to report her soul has gone AWOL at - you guessed it - the home expo. Aidan has to help his sister with her soul-sucking duties, deal with his boyfriend, grapple with rogue reapers and pretend he's totally okay with Jerry's decorating choices. It's all in a normal day's work for this easygoing reaper … until absolutely everything blows up in his face. What else is new, though, right? Note: This is a 28,000-word short set in the Aisling Grimlock world and told from the point-of-view of her brother. It is set in the past, although only a few months, and can be read at any time.

Eggnog Makes Her Easy


Erin Nicholas - 2018
    Just her and her boys while her husband serves overseas. But her blue Christmas turns merry when things start rockin’ under the mistletoe thanks to a surprise gift from her naughty Santa.

Falling in Love All Over Again


Bella Andre - 2018
    She's still dancing in stilettos, laughing too loud, and lovingly plotting new ways to drive her husband crazy. It's almost time for their most exciting adventure yet, and Lori can't wait for the next phase of their lives to begin--as parents. Especially when she's certain that Grayson is going to be the best father ever. But has he truly made peace with his tragic past? Or will it come back to haunt him just when their future together should have never looked brighter?

Ringing in the New Year


Alexa Riley - 2018
    He even stole his mom’s ring to seal the deal, but he got into trouble for doing it. It’s okay, though, because he knows that one day she’s going to be his wife and he’ll keep giving her the ring until then. Cami Evans fell in love with the boy next door when she was seven years old. They spent their whole lives falling for one another until one day she’s taken from him. She spends five years with her father in a cult until she’s able to make her escape and find her way back to Reed. Warning: Can true love happen when you’re just a kid? According to Alexa Riley it can! Fall head over heels for this ultra-sweet story of how childhood sweethearts find their way back to one another.

A Midwinter Night's Dream


Tiffany Reisz - 2018
    He receives the shock of his life when he learns that he and his sister Lady Claire will only inherit their late father's vast estate if he marries—immediately. Kingsley, the Baron's lover and devoted valet, offers a simple solution to a seemingly Herculean task—the Baron should simply marry his beautiful ward Eleanor. Yet while the Baron longs to do just that...he possesses a dangerous secret that threatens to destroy their marriage before it's hardly begun.

Until Brandon


Natasha Madison - 2018
    Happily Ever Alpha, a new Kindle World, will debut April 3, 2018.BrandonAnytime I heard someone speak of the boom, I laughed. Surely only crazy people believe they can fall in love as soon as they lay eyes on someone. I thought it was all in their heads until the moment she walked into my office asking for a job. The instant my gaze locked with hers, I knew she was mine, and I would do anything in my power to protect her.ArouraI never thought I would be applying for a job at a strip club, yet there I was. When the stunning owner offered me a job, I thought taking off my clothes would be the most nerve wracking thing. When I walked in the next morning, I found out I wouldn’t be stripping, I’d be working side by side with him. It doesn’t make sense for a man like him to desire a woman like me—a woman with baggage and a past. One phone call changes everything and I’m forced to realize that until Brandon, I might have had it hard, but with him I will have it all.

Filthy Gods


R. Scarlett - 2018
    Wealthy. Elite. Attractive. The gentlemen’s secret society at Yale was filled with them.And Nathaniel Radcliffe, the bane of my existence, was one of them.As the right hand of the American Gods, he was conceited and arrogant. A dangerously handsome man in a tailored custom suit and shiny black oxford loafers.The classroom was our battlefield. We made a sport out of arguing and debating, ready to do anything in order to win over the other.Deadly opponents, deadlier minds.I'd sworn I'd never give him the upper hand, until...The secret I’ve been hiding for the last three years?He just discovered it… and now he has all the power.Prelude in the American Gods series.

Taco-Truck Tryst


Kirsten Osbourne - 2018
    As soon as she starts the new position, she hears that the only man she has ever loved has moved back to town and is now running a business out of a taco truck. She’s worried she won’t be able to keep her heart intact with her high school sweetheart so close. Ciran Benedict once thought that being a big-city lawyer was the only thing that mattered in life. He worked hard toward his goal, and once he’d accomplished it, he realized he wanted more from life. He has recently returned to his home-town to operate a taco truck and provide the good people of Idaho superior tacos. Deep inside, he hopes that he can rekindle his romance with Roxane Quinn, the girl who got away. Will he be able to convince her they are meant to be together? Or will he have to be content to love her from afar?

On His Bended Knee


Shanae Johnson - 2018
    He needed to save his ranch. Together they just might make a home. Sgt. Dylan Banks lost more than just his leg in the war. His fiancée and family turned their backs on him as well. Now, he’s determined to create a safe place where wounded warriors like himself can heal. But a hidden zoning law requires all residents of the Purple Heart Ranch to be married. To save his dream, Dylan and his men will have to tie the knot—but can a man with such deep scars inside and out believe in love again?   Maggie Shaw lost both her job as a veterinary technician and her apartment on the same day. Who knew her unreasonable landlord would kick her out for being four dogs over the one pet limit? Now, she and her gang of special-needs dogs are in trouble. Fate puts her in Dylan’s path with a proposal that seems too good to be true—but can her heart bear a loveless marriage of convenience?   Dylan yearns to reach out for Maggie’s healing touch, but he keeps his distance, convinced his wounds are too deep for her embrace. Maggie sees past Dylan’s injuries, but if she fails to capture his heart they both could lose it all: her beloved animals, his ranch, and each other.   Find out if love can truly heal all wounds in this light-hearted, sweet romance of convenient arrangements that unfold into lasting love. On His Bended Knee is the first in a series of marriage of convenience tales featuring Wounded Warriors who are healed with the power of love.

Deception


Alana Sapphire - 2018
    My old lady is everything I’ve ever wanted. There’s only one thing I need to make my life complete, and I know it will happen soon. After all we’ve been through, Raven and I deserve this.Now that she’s truly mine, I’m never letting her go.***Raven***I have a secret.Hiding it from Gage is getting increasingly difficult. Lying to him is killing me, but he’d be devastated if he finds out.He’d leave me.Will my deception cost me my relationship?Intended for mature audiences. Best enjoyed if you've read the previous 3 books in Gage and Raven's story.Reading order:ForbiddenTemptedClaimedDeception

On the Naughty List: A Falling for a Rose Christmas Special


Stephanie Nicole Norris - 2018
    So when a Christmas party brings Eden Alexandria Rose and Derek James Clark face to face again, sparks turn into a detonation of desire that lands them both, on the naughty list. *Authors Note - This is a short story and only meant to give you a look inside Derek and Eden’s Christmas together. This is not their full story which will come early 2019.

So Many Roads to Choose (Oregon Trail Dreamin' Book 4)


Kathleen Ball - 2018
    He has Lynn and a houseful of orphans but he also had a wife, he’s always been faithful to. Brenda lied and said she was with child, Smitty’s child over ten years ago. It’s time to dissolve their marriage. Upon arriving at Brenda’s house, he finds Brenda and her mother May dying of tuberculosis and just as ornery as ever. Lynn knows Smitty is married and respects the vows he took. He finally comes home but in his grief he decides to leave Lynn and the kids. Lynn can’t stay in a house that doesn’t belong to her, so she answers an ad and leaves to become a farmer’s wife, taking her children with her. It was the biggest mistake of her life as the farmer is abusive. Smitty rescues them. Both Lynn and Smitty have doubts about their special love for each other. Can Smitty sway Lynn to be his forever or will she choose to travel a different road?

The Body


Stephen King - 2018
    Ray Brower, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared, and twelve-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks. During the course of their journey, Gordie, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio come to terms with death and the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that doesn’t offer much in the way of a future. A timeless exploration of the loneliness and isolation of young adulthood, Stephen King’s The Body is an iconic, unforgettable, coming-of-age story.

Pulse


Anne Mercier - 2018
    They look and feel like cast members from The Walking Dead, and I'm not talking about the humans. It's only an overnight break, but it's exactly what they need. Cage and Sera attend a charity function and run into an unwelcome enemy. They spend a special night together before they get to work on a plan of how to keep one of their own safe.

If I Could Stay


Stephanie Nicole Norris - 2018
    Then, her only mission was to attend college, pursue her modeling career, and leave her past hurts behind. But when Carmen receives some startling news, she decides the time to make her final appearance has arrived; however, reemerging could open old wounds and the obstacle of facing the man she left behind presents the biggest challenge of them all. Dominic Johnson has long since put thoughts of Carmen Mitchell out of sight and out of mind. Circumstances would bring her back to Brunswick, but there was no repartee to be spoken to the woman who’d left him years ago without so much as a goodbye. It isn’t until Dominic gains a first-hand glimpse of Carmen that old memories spark and a detonation of what was, and what could be, set off a myriad of images in his mind. Now Dominic is faced with a battle that’s waging internally, to stay out of her way or to succumb to Carmen Mitchell, again.

A Very Rockstar Holiday Season


Anne Mercier - 2018
     NOTE: Series should be read in order.

The Flowers of Vashnoi


Lois McMaster Bujold - 2018
    When Enrique’s experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets. This novella falls after Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance in the Vorkosigan series timeline, but may be read entirely independently.

End Goal


Amy Daws - 2018
    It reads well as a standalone but will be enjoyed better if you read Challenge first. Only professional footballer, Camden Harris, is cocky enough to elope to Scotland with his fiancé and leave the Harris Family behind.

In The Darkest Midnight


Grace Draven - 2018
    During the long, crowded festivities of the winter holiday known as Delyalda, there's nowhere to escape and no one to save her from the taunts and mockery.Until a handsome swordmaster promises to teach her how to save herself.Originally published in the 'Amid the Winter Storm' anthology, In The Darkest Midnight is a stand-alone novella that takes place in the world of the Wraith Kings series.

A Hunter Brothers Christmas


M.S. Parker - 2018
     When the Hunter Brothers get together to celebrate the holidays, they agree to put all their personal issues aside, but as secrets are revealed, nothing turns out as they expected. You don’t want to miss A Hunter Brothers Christmas, a holiday special from USA Today's best-selling author, M.S. Parker.

Being Mrs. Cane


Shanora Williams - 2018
    With Cane, I’d been through hell and back, and now, I was going to be walking up the alter, promising my life to a man that I’d gambled everything for. Some would call me dumb. Some would deem me insane. Others would say I was a fool in love.But I knew what we were, and I knew what we had was real. With every marriage, there is always something that can hold you back or make you think twice, and this something was going to be one of our biggest wars yet, or our greatest victory ever.

Promise


T.K. Leigh - 2018
    Handsome. Popular. Star hockey player.My best friend's brother.The more time we spend together, the more hopeful I become that he'll give me what I've dreamt about for years...My first kiss.But just like everything else in my life, it comes at a price I may not be ready to pay.One he may not be ready to pay, either.
Promise is an optional extended prologue to T.K. Leigh's Redemption Duet. Start this second chance, best friend's brother romance today.

The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations


Karen Witemeyer - 2018
    In stories ranging from 1820s Regency England to present-day Washington state, readers will be treated to Christmas tales of an heirloom brooch passed from mother to daughter for almost two hundred years. Will the family legend claiming the brooch brings love to its recipient hold true for these women separated by the years but bonded together by the ties of family?in Kristi Ann Hunter's "Legacy of Love," Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman's grandson. While he may be far above her station, she can't help but notice that his desire to make this Christmas special for his grandmother matches her own.in Karen Witemeyer's "Gift of the Heart," widow Ruth Albright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local banker. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love as the holidays draw near.in Sarah Loudin Thomas's "A Shot at Love," Fleeta Brady's rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her mother's brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance one December.in Becky Wade's "Because of You," Maddie Winslow has spent years in love with a man whose heart was already spoken for. When a church Christmas project brings them together and she stumbles upon an old family brooch, might it finally be her turn for love?

Bargaining with the Devil


L.J. Hayward - 2018
    He has his verbal agreement with his boss to “keep Blade happy,” and Jack is more than willing to do his best in that regard. He also has his bargain with Ethan, to keep seeing each other whenever they cross paths. Small victories, interspersed with exploding bombs, smashed cars and miffed co-workers, all while consorting with an international assassin. Contract killer Ethan Blade values his security, and Jack’s the first time he’s found that with another person. Wiring a warehouse or outback shelter for safety, no problem. Keeping safe a prickly ex-soldier-turned-spy who’s a magnet for trouble, not so easy. Instead of faceless, nameless jobs, he’s poking his fingers into Jack’s cases—a car bomb gone awry, a Hen party gone wild—much to Jack’s mounting dismay.They have a deal; neither one of them can seem to stick to it. It’s Jack versus Ethan as the two men learn to navigate their ever-evolving not-a-relationship without losing the benefit of the bargain.

Last but not Leashed


R.J. Blain - 2018
    No plots were severely harmed during testing but they were put in time out due to hysterics.

First Touch


Teyla Branton - 2018
    But he is desperate to find the missing little girl. Can they put aside their differences and find her before it’s too late? Autumn Rain didn’t always possess the ability to read emotions imprinted on objects. If you’ve enjoyed the Imprints series or are just beginning the adventure, you don’t want to miss this new prequel about Autumn's first case as a consultant to the Portland Police Bureau. See how she came into her ability, and how Detective Shannon Martin reacts when he realizes this crazy so-called psychic might just be telling the truth. Can they put aside their differences and find a missing girl before it’s too late? From the author: I hope you enjoy this introduction to my Imprints series. Readers have asked me for this story, so here it is! Though this is a shorter story and as such cannot contain the intricacies of the rest of the series, it is a complete book with no cliffhangers. Enjoy!

If We Could Do It Again


A. Marie Johnson - 2018
    You can't come in town and just sweep me back into your arms, Noble." "I can't? Because that's exactly what I plan on doing. Starting right now." Noni Clark never imagined living her life without Noble Preston by her side… until she had to. Their high school sweetheart love came to an unwanted end when Noble graduated and moved to California, leaving her behind in their hometown. With no other choice but to move on, Noni finished her final year of high school alone and continued to find her way through life without him… until he came back. Riding on the upside of a promising acting career, Noble Preston has never been more satisfied with life, but there is one thing missing to make it complete; Noni Clark. After nine years without seeing her, fate finds a way to bring them back together through his younger sister, Avery. Avery needs a wedding planned, Noble is going to stay for the planning and fund it all and Noni is the best wedding planner in the city. The chance for Noble to win Noni back and keep her for good seems promising… until trouble pops up. A mother that never wanted to see the two of them together, a man who has already made a place in Noni's life and an enticing vixen from Noble's very recent past makes it hard for the unforgettable lovers to truly reunite. Can a love that never seemed to fade win? Or will the destiny that first set them apart continue to trump all?

Sugar Rush


A. Jones - 2018
    For years she’s given up on her dreams to keep peace within her family, but now she’s ready to pursue the life she wants. With one small window of opportunity she’s given room to do just that, however, not everyone is happy for her. Facing the repercussions of her decision from her family and a surprising diagnosis that’s threatening everything she’s been working for leaves Melanie wondering if her dreams were ever supposed to be anything more than a dream. Then enters Kamali James – a natural born nurturer and a man who has been a giver and lover all of his life… until he crosses paths with the beautiful Melanie Moore. Melanie doesn’t have time for a relationship, let alone the emotional strength to deal with everything she’s going through. Will she let Kamali in to be the rock that she needs and continue pursuing her dreams, or will she give up on everything... including him?

A Tale of Two Cities: A Thanksgiving Novella


Alexandra Warren - 2018
    But who's to say that's the only one? For actress Aspen Watson, all it takes is a trip back to her hometown for Thanksgiving for her to realize that sometimes home can be where the heart is in more ways than one. ;) A Tale of Two Cities Collection: Cute & Sweet Millennial Meets Over a Holiday, All With One Thing In Common; Cities. Note: This is a short novella with a happy-for-now ending. If you prefer your stories longer, I'd recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. :)

Wound Tight


Lorelei James - 2018
    Now retired and nearing the big 4-0, a gold belt buckle and a rusted-out pickup are all he has to show for his years on the blacktop. When Justin takes a job at the Gradsky Ranch, he immediately locks horns (and lips) with the sexy, sassy Calliope—a 22 year old cowgirl set on seducing him. Reminding her of their age difference doesn’t deter Calliope; neither does Justin’s warning that she deserves more than a busted-up former rodeo cowboy. From the moment Calliope Morgan encounters the hot-as-fire new ranch foreman, she knows his gruff manner is an attempt to mask his attraction to her. But she’s never backed down from a challenge, especially not when Justin’s actions speak louder than his denials. Calliope doesn’t give a damn that he’s older than her or what others might think of their relationship. The uptight cowboy needs to relax and she’ll do whatever it takes to loosen him up, proving there are no age restrictions when it comes to lust…or to falling in love. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

A Shifter Christmas Carol


Jennifer Ashley - 2018
    Instead, he joins Ben at the haunted house in New Orleans, planning to meet with potential, if dangerous, allies in the Shifters’ constant struggle for freedom. But the sentient house has other ideas. Dylan wakes up—or rather doesn’t—unable to move or speak, and is taken on a journey to the past, present, and future. Ben, Zander, and Tiger are his guides, but is what they are showing him truth? Return to Shiftertown for a Shifters Unbound take on a classic Christmas tale!

Temporary Groom


J.S. Scott - 2018
    Now you can find out what happened to them. Did Lia really marry the wrong guy? Lia: I thought I had my life all worked out. My wedding had been meticulously planned. All I had to do was walk down the aisle and get married to the man I'd been engaged to for over a year. Pretty easy and uncomplicated, right? Unfortunately, all of my well laid plans go up in smoke when my fiance leaves me at the church alone because he found a woman who was better suited for his snobby world of wealth and privilege. Problem is, I really have to get married. All of my hopes and dreams are dependent on me tying the knot by my twenty-eighth birthday, and the date is closing in fast. As usual, my best friend Zeke Conner is there to pick up the pieces when I get jilted by a jerk. He helps me work through the demoralizing event so I can put it behind me and move on. But when he offers to marry me himself, I'm stunned. But it's a bargain I can't really refuse. As my relationship changes with my best friend, I find myself caught in a web of sensual desire and unending passion that's as terrifying as it is satisfying. Probably because it seems all too real. But our arrangement was supposed to be temporary. A deal between friends so that we'd both benefit. What will happen when it all ends? *Temporary Groom is the first book in the LEFT AT THE ALTAR series in a collaboration of six New York Times Bestselling Authors: J. S. Scott, Ruth Cardello, Raine Miller, Sawyer Bennett, Minx Malone, and Melody Anne.

Ranieri Andretti


Parker S. Huntington - 2018
     Loved. Protected. Cherished. There was a time when Ranieri Andretti made me feel those things. That was before his family came after mine. He was supposed to forget me. We went our separate ways. It should have stayed like that. But now he’s back, and he’s my new boss. I want to hate him. He’s my ex-best friend. My tormentor. The head of the Andretti family. But no matter how hard I try, I can’t stay away.

sugar butter flour love : a novella


Nicole Falls - 2018
    When an opportunity presents itself to place Whisk in the national spotlight as well as take home a nice chunk of cash, Isobel is in it to win it! Travis Coleman is a former professional football player with way too much time on his hands now that he's been made to retire after injury. Approached with the opportunity to pair up with a hometown baker and compete for the chance to win a hefty donation for his foundation, he’s almost all in. But there’s one little problem... Travis and Isobel have had friction between them going back to their high school days, but can they set their animosity aside and keep their eyes on the prize? Or will pride keep them from walking away victorious?

A Tale of Two Cities: A Halloween Novella


Alexandra Warren - 2018
    But who's to say that's the only one? A trip to sin city for a Halloween-themed joint bachelor-bachelorette party is all it takes for Savannah and Lincoln to learn this the... not so hard way. ;) A Tale of Two Cities Collection: Cute & Sweet Millennial Meets Over a Holiday, All With One Thing In Common; Cities. Note: This is a short novella with a happy-for-now ending. If you prefer your stories longer, I'd recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. :)

Best Year Ever


Ivy Smoak - 2018
    So naturally it has to come true. Truth be told, we’ve started off the semester a little shaky. Penny may have accidentally fallen in love with her professor. I know, how awkward, right? And I may have accidentally fallen in love with a complete stranger. And by accidentally I mean I stalked him. What? Sue me. I’m the one that’s going to be a lawyer one day so I’ll just file a countersuit. God, when did I become a stalker? Regardless, Penny and I are going to turn this semester around. I’m nothing if not persistent. And that guy that I keep almost running into on campus? The one with the piercing brown eyes and panty-dropping smile? He’s going to be a big part of my best year ever. I can feel it.

Constantine: A History Part 3


Donna Grant - 2018
    Fans of the Dragon King series will want to get another peek into the mystserious leader's past.

Until Leo


Rochelle Paige - 2018
    Not even seeing the happily married Mayson couples had him convinced...until he met Carrie and felt it for himself. Carrie wasn't looking for love when she crashed into the hot cop, but that's exactly what she found. Then his past reared its ugly head, and she found a strength she didn't know she had...until Leo.

Stirring the Sheets


Chad Lutzke - 2018
     A story of desperation, loneliness and letting go.

How We Fell in Love


Toni Aleo - 2018
     Option Two: Till Death Do Us Part. Grace has only ever believed in Option One. But James makes her question that belief from the moment she meets him. James has only ever believed in Option Two. But Grace goes out of her way to shake his belief from the moment he meets her. He’ll move heaven and earth to convince her she’s the only option he wants for the rest their forever.

Now & Grim: A Grimlock Family Short


Amanda M. Lee - 2018
    All of that flies out the window when his girlfriend Maya insists on a double date with her brother and his sister. And, to make matters worse, she picks the activity … and it’s a Shakespeare in the Park event. Culture and the Grimlocks? Uh-oh. In short order, Cillian finds himself saddled with his drunk sister, his girlfriend’s intense brother, and a murder that didn’t show up on the reaper list. Oh, it also happened in public, and there are suspects around every corner. Unsure where to turn, Cillian calls his father and it’s up to the Grimlock family to solve the murder, track down the errant soul, and somehow keep his sister Aisling from causing his father to explode. So, basically, it’s a normal summer night … as long as no one gets hurt in the process, that is. Note: This is a 28,000-word short set in the Aisling Grimlock world. It’s set in the past so it can be read at any time.

A Tale of Two Cities: A Christmas Novella


Alexandra Warren - 2018
    But who's to say that's the only one? Director, Dallas Bryant, isn’t looking for love this holiday season, but that all changes when Madison Walker and a mistletoe come in the picture. ;) A Tale of Two Cities Collection: Cute & Sweet Millennial Meets Over a Holiday, All With One Thing In Common; Cities. Note: This is a short novella with a happy-for-now ending. If you prefer your stories longer, I'd recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. :)

His Man


Leah Sharelle - 2018
    He was part of a former elite commando team, a talented computer genius, and a member of the Wounded Souls MC. He had a real family with his brothers, their women, and kids. Life was good. Well, it would be except for one big sexy issue—a tall helicopter pilot with a mouth and body made for sin. Lucky didn’t know it yet, but Ford was coming for him. LUCKY After the horrific shooting at the FOB while on deployment, Lucky took the medical discharge the army offered and ran back to the only place he was accepted just as himself. The Wounded Souls MC. After years of being a part-time member, he was now out of the army and healed, ready to do his bit. The only obstacle in his way was in the form of the club’s computer expert and go-to babysitter. His only hope of staying away from Ford and out of his bed was Lucky’s fiancée. But one look at his former lover had Lucky thinking maybe it was time to dig deep for some courage and finally reveal his true feelings, not only to his blood family but to the man who’d captured his heart and refused to give it back. Did he want it back? Could he finally stand up to his powerful family and admit he wanted to be Ford’s man? A Wounded Souls Novella.

Knocked Down


Nikki Ash - 2018
    Until my son and I are barreled over by a puppy and its gorgeous owner. The dog knocks my son down-literally-while the woman knocks me down-figuratively.  With her adorable accent and her taco-loving t-shirt, she has me reevaluating my life and wondering how content I really am. Ava No-strings. Simple fun. That's all I was looking for. But the day I met Griffin and his son, everything changed.  My walls are starting to crumble, piece by piece, as he and his son chip away at the concrete protecting my heart.  Now I’m questioning everything I thought I wanted, and wondering if maybe, he's worth the risk. *Knocked Down is a full length standalone romance*

Rogue Security & Investigation Series


Evan Grace - 2018
     The men of Rogue Security will stop at nothing to protect what’s theirs. They are fierce, loyal, brave, and one hundred percent pure muscle. When they work, they work hard…but when they love, they love even harder. Follow the riveting stories of how love can tame the toughest men, yet fuel their determination to keep their women safe from every threat. It’s hot. It’s steamy, and extremely addictive. This is security at its finest.

Please Me


J. Kenner - 2018
    Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series… Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return. I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Broken Soldier


Blue Saffire - 2018
    I just never thought my word would lead me to her. I'll do anything for Lakia and Isaac and not just because I promised to. It's what I was made to do. Yet, I'm broken and those pieces are trying to make me stumble. Hell, I've never been a man to give up. Who knew my biggest loss and one of my biggest mistakes would lead to this. He isn't whole, but I see that. This time around I plan to listen to my heart and my heart keeps telling me to take a chance on this broken solider. *This a Novella in the Lost Hearts Series a part of the bestselling series that introduced Caleb Perry in the Where the Pieces Fall novel. While you can read this book as a standalone, it will enhance the read to Blue's books in the provided book order. Blue Saffire's books are written to weave, loop and intertwine with one another. You will find that the series build together for a greater experience. This is the read order for the best experience. Legally Bound 1 Legally Bound 2: Against the Law Legally Bound 3: His Law Perfect For Me 1 Hush 1: Family Business Ballers 1: His Game Brothers Black 1: Wyatt the Heart Breaker Legally Bound 4: Allegations of Love Hush 2: Slow Burn Legally Bound 5.0: Sam Ballers 2: His Final Play Legally Bound 5.1: Tasha Illegal Dealings Brothers Black 2: Noah the Beast Legally Bound 5.3 & 5.4 Where the Pieces Fall Brothers Black 3: Toby the Protector Brothers Black 4: Braxton the Charmer Brothers Black 5: Felix the Watch coming soon …. **This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+ ***To keep up with release dates sign up for the mailing list at www.bluesaffire.com

Promises


Alexa Riley - 2018
    This series is dedicated to old romances. It’s tropes galore, with all of our usual over-the-top alphas and sweet cheesy goodness. These short books will focus on traditional and classic tropes while sticking to the Alexa Riley code: no cheating and always with an HEA. That’s our Promise to you. BONUS BOOK - Only in Bundle Final Promise Liberty has spent years watching her mom work as a maid for the powerful Spade family. It’s hard for her to see everyone around her have money, but it’s even worse when she falls for one of those rich men. Devlin is someone she can never have and all her desires for him are wrong. Maybe taking a job as his secretary was a mistake? Devlin Spade was born and bred to be a certain man, have a certain job, and live a certain life. But when he meets Liberty everything changes. He’s willing to give it all up if it means having her, but she won’t stop pushing him away. He can’t let her go, even if she tries to run. Warning: What could be better than an office romance? What about a secret baby?! It’s all the stuff you love with an over-the-top alpha, an innocent virgin, and insta-love!

Northern Lights


Lise Gold - 2018
    She travels to a small boutique hotel in Kirkenes, Norway, hoping to spend a peaceful and relaxing Christmas by herself. Kristine Miller loves adventure. A bank manager living in a small town in Louisiana, she’ll take every opportunity she can get to explore the world. Kristine travels to Norway hoping to see the famous northern lights but when she meets Hannah, a fellow guest at her hotel, she realizes soon enough that the northern lights might not be the most fascinating thing there. Both women expected Christmas in Norway to be special but neither of them expected it to bring magic into their lives…

The Determined Groom


Cami Checketts - 2018
     Cambree Kinley is the toughest chick she knows, except when it comes to protecting her heart. Yet how can she resist the billionaire superstar Emmett Hawk? When he pursues her—treating her like gold and making her smile nonstop, only sheer grit can keep her from sprinting toward the Cinderella route again—loving a wealthy man who will dump her like moldy garbage when she offends his high-society friends and family. Emmett Hawk is more than a rich football player—he's a celebrity, the face of the Hawk Family fortune, and practically his own high-end brand. When he blows his knee out and can’t play the game he loves, he starts an elite fitness camp where he meets an intriguing woman who is brutally honest. Emmett falls for Cambree but she’s holding back her heart. Emmett won’t force her to love him but their fierce determination to compete keeps bringing them together, despite Cambree's best intentions.

The Homecoming


Juliette Duncan - 2018
    Her new life gave her everything she needed and wanted… fame, fortune, and fun. She even snagged a famous movie star for a boyfriend.Just one problem – he’s married, and her conservative Christians parents don’t approve.Dane Carmichael has had a crush on Kayla since she performed in the school Talent Show at age ten. Now carrying a war wound, Dane’s life revolves around the group of young teens he mentors at church, instilling in them the importance of remaining pure and following Jesus and not the world.When Kayla rushes home to visit her father after receiving devastating news, she and Dane reconnect. His simple faith and life fascinate but scare her.Kayla is challenged to assess her chosen lifestyle, but she’s also harboring a secret. She can’t forgive herself for what she did, so how can she expect God to? As He gently draws her to Himself, molding and shaping her, just like Dane does with his pots, she begins to understand how forgiving, loving and kind He really is.Let this story of love, hope, and second chances warm your heart and draw you close to the One who loves you without condition.The Homecoming is Book 1 in “The Potter’s House Series”All books can stand-alone and can be read in any order. The first 7 books are:Juliette Duncan: The Homecoming (March 27, 2018)T.K. Chapin: When it Rains (April 10, 2018)Alexa Verde: Heart Unbroken (April 24, 2018)Brenda S Anderson: Long Way Home (May 8, 2018)Mary Manners: Promises Renewed (May 22, 2018)Kristen M. Fraser: A Vow Redeemed (June 5, 2018)Marion Ueckermann: Restoring Faith (June 19, 2018)

Inked Nights


Carrie Ann Ryan - 2018
     No promises.Olivia Madison has her own rules: Don’t fall in love. No commitment. Never tell Derek the truth.When their worlds crash into each other however, Derek and Olivia will have to face what they fought to ignore as well as the connection they tried to forget.

Fallen Crest Nightmare: A Fallen Crest Novella


Tijan - 2018
    The characters of the popular Fallen Crest series are back together for a night of mischief! Sam, Mason, and the rest of the gang enter a Halloween-themed weekend with pumpkin carving, a girls’ night out, and a terrifying haunted house, but the weekend takes a turn into something far more sinister….

Semi-Obsessed


Isabel Jordan - 2018
    Which is why she’s pretty shocked when a couple of vampires try to kidnap her on her way home from work. And don’t even get her started on the sexy-as-all-hell Irish dhampyre who gallantly (if somewhat drunkenly) rushes to her rescue out of nowhere, kisses the ever-lovin’ crap out of her, then disappears without a trace. It’s all too weird to comprehend!Quinn Connell’s life is anything but mundane. As an ex-convict with a shady past and an even shadier employment history, all he has to do is obey the terms of his parole, which are exceedingly simple: get a job, and stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, getting involved with Marina is the very definition of trouble for someone like him. And, as it turns out, her sister is the only employer in town willing to hire him. Quinn’s head tells him Marina’s officially off limits. Too bad his heart—and body, which can’t seem to stop touching her—didn’t get the memo.But when Quinn and Marina find themselves in the middle of a brutal life-or-death situation, Quinn knows keeping his distance and staying out of trouble is no longer an option. He’ll do anything to keep Marina safe, even if it means relying on a few of his quirky (and sometimes scary) new coworkers and utilizing the very same dubious skills that landed him in prison in the first place. Nab the bad guys, stay out of prison, and (hopefully) get the girl. Easy, right?Yeah, not so much.WARNING: Semi-Obsessed is a novella in the Harper Hall Investigations series. You can read it as a stand-alone, but it works best if you've read the other books in the series, starting with Semi-Charmed. It also works best if you like kick-ass heroines and the sometimes befuddled alpha heroes who love them. You also might want to skip this one if you don't have a healthy appreciation for cussing and pop culture references. But for everyone else, enjoy!

Lawfully Blessed (Christmas Lawkeeper Romance)


Evangeline Kelly - 2018
    She’s a lonely widow with a son. Will their relationship move beyond friendship this Christmas season? After graduation, Melody Clarke said goodbye to her high school crush, Grant Brooks, believing she would never see him again. She was moving to the east coast for college, and he planned to remain in Hillcrest, California, to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer. Ten years later, Melody returned to Hillcrest to raise her son after her husband died. She didn’t count on seeing Grant again, thinking he’d probably moved out of town by now. When Grant pulled Melody over for a safety violation, he asked her to join him for coffee. Melody had always kept them firmly in the friendzone, but after being reacquainted again, she was ready to reconsider. Meanwhile, a thief was loose in their hometown, and when Melody’s home was broken into, Grant determined to bring the thief to justice. No one stole presents from children and got away with it as long as Grant Brooks was around. If catching a thief was difficult, convincing Melody that they were destined to be more than friends might be even harder. Or maybe it wasn’t so hard after all.

The Black God's Drums


P. Djèlí Clark - 2018
    Instead, she wants to soar, and her sights are set on securing passage aboard the smuggler airship Midnight Robber. Her ticket: earning Captain Ann-Marie’s trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums.But Creeper keeps another secret close to heart--Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, who speaks inside her head and grants her divine powers. And Oya has her own priorities concerning Creeper and Ann-Marie…

Will You Still Want Me?


B. Love - 2018
    Seemingly unfazed while I was on the verge of shattering from shame, a broken spirit and crushed pride. I thought it hurt so much because I loved Rodney, but the past six months have shown me that it wasn't my heart that took the biggest beating. It was my pride." - Parker Graham It took six months for the ice around Parker's heart to freeze. Can Kane warm her up to his love in one week? Or will he be yet another source of pain that causes the ice and disappointment that can only be felt because of love to remain? *Please note: This is a novella with explicit content and language.*

When the Devil Drives


L.J. Hayward - 2018
    And he’s almost bested this one. He’s settled into his Meta-State promotion as a field leader and into his new team with a second he can trust. Shop in order, he can take a day or two off when Ethan blows into town, their bargain finally starting to paying off. Assassin Ethan Blade has few pleasures in his life—a decent cup of tea, a job well done, racing his fleet of supercars, and Jack. With plans to combine the last two into one thrilling weekend, Ethan’s attempt at having a normal, happy life may deliver everything he’s ever desired—or backfire spectacularly. Jack and Ethan made a bargain, but the deal is thrown into jeopardy when the expectations and identities of the dealmakers shift—stoking the fires of doubt and jealously. Not to mention a contract killer out for revenge and an illness that threatens to reveal closely guarded secrets. Rewards are on the table for both men, maybe bigger than they even realize, if only they can renegotiate—and survive.

Naughty: An Erotic Christmas Novella


Sabrina B. Scales - 2018
    Yule-tide carols are playing on the radio, but all Nedra Brooks wants for Christmas is a night of satisfaction. Recently separated from her on again, off again boyfriend, Darryl, Nedra finds her self in the arms of the most unlikely candidate, her handsome neighbor, Justin Steele. Years of sexual tension finally come to a head when she seeks, and finds, temporary satisfaction in Justin’s arms. After the climax settles, deeper feelings are unearthed, and they stumble into more than either of them had bargained for. Will the two of them be able to leave it in the bedroom and move on? Or will this sexy Christmas gift exchange turn into something more?

Nameless


J.N. Chaney - 2018
    The only person willing to take them in is a man named Mulberry, but his home isn't the safest place for two innocent children.Abigail and Clementine quickly discover that their new caretaker is the head of a guild of assassins, and the two are thrown into a whole new life of danger. To survive, they'll need to adapt to a world they can barely comprehend, all without losing who they are along the way.Discover intrigue, death, and contract killers in this exciting new scifi series from J.N. Chaney. If you're a fan of Black Widow, Cowboy Bebop, or Altered Carbon, you'll love this new adventure in the Renegade Star universe.Warning: this book contains cussing, provocative situations, adult themes, and tense moments.

Jude's Lullabye


Lucy Lennox - 2018
    This is a 6k very short story featuring a quick peek into Jude and Derek's current life several years after the novel Jumping Jude takes place.