19 December 2013

Feeding Your eReader (pre)Friday: HOT new FREE & almost free books



I know you're busy this week, so I'm sending this edition of Feeding your e-Reader a day early. Here's a sampling of some HOT HOT HOT books that are offered for FREE or almost free (0.99 / 1.99). Load your e-Reader now, so you have lots to give & to read over the holidays! If you'd like to check out some FREE & almost free holiday stories, click here. (Act quickly as some of these offers expire later today and/or tomorrow.)

Please remember to help to support these authors by leaving a review for the titles you choose on Amazon and Goodreads. 











I love Kate Pearce. Right now the prequel novella, First Sinners (book 00.5), in her new sexy Regency series, The Sinners' Club, is FREE! While this novella doesn't have the heat level of her Simply Carnal series, it would melt some snow for you...

Their identities a secret, they are men of mystery with hidden pasts and dark passions. Welcome to the Sinners Club…

Secret Desires
Faith Pelly is tired of being the responsible daughter. She longs for adventure with a man who will introduce her to the secrets of carnal desire. But she never dreams she will meet the Savage Rake who flirts with her, seduces her and takes her as his own…

Dark Secrets
Asked to investigate charges of treason, the Earl of Westbrook attends a house party determined to discover the truth. That includes using all his sensual wiles on the lovely Miss Pelly, a beguiling young woman eager for erotic excitement with a man who will fulfill all her secret fantasies. And he plans on being that man…



In this thrilling introduction, Lost in a Royal Kiss to her Renegade Royals series, Vanessa Kelly transports readers to the court of King George III--where a London street urchin unwittingly plays Cupid, ushering in a new era--and ultimately a new kind of royal...

With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires--much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate...

Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet's interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her--or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy's future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?...



If you love Lara Adrian's Midnight Breeds series as much as I do, you'll love the fact that she's offering the prequel novella to the series, A Touch of Midnight for FREE!

Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of her gifts. Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object’s past—a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade’s history.

In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he’d see the blade again that spilled his young brothers’ lives ages ago in London. Ever since the boys’ deaths, Gideon’s been on a personal quest to rid the world of Rogue vampires, but now he can’t help wondering if the brutal slaying was something more sinister—an act perpetrated by an unknown enemy. An enemy who is apparently living in hiding somewhere in Boston. There’s one certain way to prove Gideon’s suspicion, but it will mean using innocent, gifted Savannah to help uncover the full truth—a truth that will shatter everything she knows about herself and the world around her. And with danger closing in from all sides, the passion that ignites between Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to risk their hearts and lives for a love that might just last an eternity….

(This 40,000-word novella, a prequel to the Midnight Breed series, was previously published in its entirety in The Midnight Breed Series Companion, also available now in ebook and paperback.)



I got hooked on author Gemma Halliday after reading this book, Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries book 1), last year. I went on to collect all her titles and am now, so glad to see, that I may share my addiction with you - for FREE!

L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her...



Liliana Hart is an amazingly prolific author whose books usually wind up on my must-read shelf. Right now, Whiskey Rebellion, the first book in her Addison Holmes Mysteries is FREE! This is a great romantic comedy / mystery that I'm sure you'll enjoy. There are two more books in the series, so be aware, it's addictive reading!

My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiancé left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash. The truth is that I'm pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentlemen's club.

After the initial shock of finding my first dead body, which included throwing back shots of Jack Daniels like it was water, I decided to take stock of my life. I was in a desperate situation and if the school board ever found out I'd been a stripper, even a bad stripper, I'd be jobless as well as fiancé-less and homeless. Fortunately, I had a friend who felt sorry enough for me to give me a job doing some surveillance work at her detective agency. Not to mention the fact that I was now able to stick my nose into other people's business for a good cause, find a murderer, and pick up helpful tips from an incredibly attractive detective.

Come check out my story and be thankful your life is relatively normal.



The JJ Graves Mystery series is another one that I love by Liliana Hart. Right now the first book in the series, Dirty Little Secrets , is FREE!

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work...
She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.

The murders are piling up...
When a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for.

Passions are rising...
J.J and Jack discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she’s harboring secrets of her own—secrets that make her a perfect target in a deadly game.



Author Melissa Foster writes romance novels that I just love to read. Right now she's offering two books in her Love in Bloom series (books 1 and 4) for free. This is a great introduction to Foster and one that you should grab now as I'm not sure how long it will be valid. Sisters in Love (Love in Bloom book 1: Snow Sisters book 1) was the first book of Foster's that I read and I quickly came to look out for new titles by her.

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn't know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica's office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica's desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she's ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she's been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister's promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn't sure it's the right time to set her desires free.



Lovers at Heart (Love in Bloom book 4: The Bradens book 1) is the fourth book in the Love in Bloom series by Foster (Snow Sisters, The Bradens & The Remingtons), and the first book in The Bradens series. It can be read as a stand-alone, however y if you like the first book, you may want to read books two and three first.

Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he's going home to try to forget her all together.

Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she's never needed a man to help her find her way--until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she'd spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain--including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.

When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever--and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.



So, one of my favorite Harlequin Desire series is The Men of Wolff Mountain - and this month Harlequin is offering book four in the series, The Maid's Daughter by Janice Maynard, for FREE. I really enjoyed this book and think you will too!

He thought he was finished rescuing damsels in distress. After all, hadn't playing hero gotten millionaire Devlyn Wolff into enough trouble? Still, when a car accident lands Gillian Carlyle at his feet, he can't walk away…even when he learns of her connection to his past.

Giving Gillian a job with his new business venture is not Devlyn's way of assuaging age-old guilt. Nor is it a way to keep her close. At least he tells himself that, even as he knows seducing the maid's daughter will lead him where he never meant to go…



Another free title offered by Harlequin is Hajar's Hidden Legacy by Maisey Yates (Beasts of the Desert) from the Harlequin Presents line. Don't you love these stories?

Princess Katharine has always been destined for a political marriage. Her heart heavy, she prepares to meet her future husband—the man whisperers in his royal kingdom call the Beast of Hajar.…

Concealing his disfigurement from public scrutiny, Sheikh Zahir rules his country from within the castle walls, allowing no one in. Until duty demands he carry on the Hajar family dynasty, and allow his new bride to cross the threshold.

Zahir expects Katharine to flee at first sight. Yet her unflinching gaze fires Zahir's blood, their attraction burning hotter than the scorching desert sands.…



What can I say, but that Kate Perry is just FUN to read! I love her Laurel Heights series and was really happy to see that Dream Of You (book 5) is offered for FREE right now. I totally identified with the heroine - a romance writer - and just love the community of friends that Perry has created in Laurel Heights.

Love sucks.
Lola Carmichael's known it since her boyfriend broke up with her the night she expected him to propose. Only with a deadline looming for her next romance novel, she better find inspiration fast.

Enter arrogant sports radio DJ Sam Touchdown Taylor. Who'd have thought a playboy ex-jock would be just what she needs to get her creative juices flowing...and her heart beating again.

When Lola discovers Sam is using her to win back his dream job, she knows she should give up on Happily Ever After, but part of her hopes heroes do exist...and dreams do come true.



I really love the author Laurie Kellogg - and again, she's one I discovered thanks to my Kindle's bookstore suggestions. The Memory of You (Prequel to the Return to Redemption series) was the first book I read by her, and I remember being incredibly moved by the story. It's offered for FREE right now, so am so happy you'll be able to share in this book as Laurie Kellogg's gift to her readers - new and old!

Winner of Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Award

She can't forget him--He can't remember her
Together, they must discover the healing power of unforgettable love

The day Lieutenant Matthew Foster departed for his so-called 'tour' in Vietnam, he never expected a sudden change in his itinerary would include an extended stay in the horrific Hanoi Hilton. Six years later, he's finally released with the other POWs during Operation Homecoming. Unfortunately, his memories before his capture were erased by the complimentary torture provided by the hotel's concierge. Due to prior facial injuries and the beard concealing his gauntness, he looks nothing like the boyish photo in his military file.

When the Army informs Matt he has a wife and he was mistakenly declared dead, he's sure Abby must have made a new life for herself. He doubts the bitter man he's become can salvage the boy she once cared for, so to be fair to her, he decides to simply write a note to wish her well and leave. But before he does, he can't resist going to Redemption, PA, to catch a glimpse of the woman he'd loved enough to marry.

The irony of the small town's name is totally eclipsed by Matt's dread that he'll discover he's lost something truly worth remembering. That fear becomes reality when he learns Abby is engaged, and he's a daddy! Luckily, his wife doesn't recognize him, so Matt could still walk away from the beautiful stranger who's been starring in his X-rated dreams. However, he could never, ever abandon his sons.

The clock is ticking. Any day, the military will inform Abby he's alive, and her wedding is in only six weeks. It doesn't give Matt much time to discover if he can reclaim the love the war stole from him.



I haven't read Cara O'Shea's Return (Small Town New England) by Mackenzie Crowne yet, but it's now on my TBR shelf for the New Year. This is the first of several titles I'm including courtesy of Wild Rose Press that is offering them for FREE for a very limited time. So if you're interested, make sure to download them NOW as I can't guarantee how long the free offer will be valid.

After eight years of self-imposed exile, shy bombshell Cara O'Shea returns to her hometown to create her art in peace. Big city living has left her craving the quiet only a small town can offer. Bitter over the wreckage of her father's infidelity, she risks town gossip, and her heart, when she enlists the town's football hero to help renovate her studio and mend a decade-old rift.

A career-ending injury and a failed marriage leave Michael "Finn" Finnegan questioning his worth and avoiding anything smacking of permanence. A playboy lifestyle soothes his battered ego, but lately the pretense has lost its appeal. However, one look at Cara, with her expressive green eyes and bunny-of-the-month body, and he's hell-bent on proving his worth with the shy artist--and himself.

As old truths are revealed, will Cara and Finn overcome the mistakes of the past, trust their hearts at last, and take a chance on love?



Here's another title from Wild Rose Press - Angel's Addiction (Rockin' Hard) by Nese Lane. Again, I haven't yet read it, but from the description it seems to combine the glittering world of rock music and a paranormal element, so I'm looking forward to trying it.

his angel...
Gabriella Blanchett can't seem to resist the addictive lure of another pleasure-filled night with the smoldering rock star. He'd be perfect except for the sudden and mysterious disappearances in the middle of the night. His ability to sense her every need, coupled with the secrets he harbors, leave her head spinning, her body humming, and her heart in jeopardy.

her addiction...
Rock star Auro Moretti tours the world with a goal that's two-fold. He hopes his music is inspiring, but as an empath, he also heals tortured young souls in the audience with his gypsy gift. Protecting his family's secret and Romani heritage proves as difficult a task as keeping Gabriella in his bed.

She fills his soul with light...he feeds her craving for love...and a stalker threatens to destroy both.



Medium Rare: Dead Man Talking (Medium Rare Series) by Michelle Witvliet is yet another Wild Rose title by an author I'm not familiar with. I'm so grateful for their generosity in extending these books to readers for FREE in order to get us addicted to the authors and series. (Yes, my bookaholic chapter will hear about this.) Anyway, this looks like a fun read, so enjoy!

Jennifer Flagg has never considered herself more than a mediocre medium. Even her crazy blended family thinks her ability to talk to the recently deceased is nothing more than an annoying quirk. When she's drawn to the scene of a murder, Jen quickly discovers the business of talking to the dead is a whole lot more complicated when there's a body still attached.

Her detective boyfriend wants her to stay out of police business. The dead guy wants her to help find his killer. And all the murderer wants is to put Jennifer permanently out of business.

Can an amateur sleuth find a happy medium between her suddenly changing paranormal world and her unstable personal life? The spirits on the other side might have the answers, but wouldn't you know it, they're the only ones not telling her what to do.



I have this fantasy that I'm going to move to New Orleans some day. Yes, I feel a strong kinship with NOLA and devour books about this magical city. Wild Rose must have known I was jonesing for a new one and offers Voodoo Dreams (The Pittsburgh Lady Lawyers Series) as yet another FREE title. NOLA, romance, and suspense with a little voodoo thrown in? Perfect!

When her big trial goes bad, corporate attorney Brianna Ward can't wait to get out of Pittsburgh. The Big Easy seems like the perfect place to rest, relax, and forget about the legal business. Too bad an obnoxious--but handsome--lawyer from a rival firm is checking into the same bed and breakfast.

Attorney Evan Farrell has Mardi Gras vacation plans too. When he encounters fiery and attractive Brianna, however, he puts the Bourbon Street party on hold. He'd much rather devote himself to her--especially when a mysterious riddle appears in her bag, seeming to threaten danger.

Strangely compelled to follow the riddle's clues, Brianna is pulled deeper into the twisted schemes of a voodoo priest bent on revenge. To escape his poisonous web, she must work with Evan to solve the curse. But is the growing love they feel for each other real? Or just a voodoo dream?



The Witch's Thief by Tricia Schneider is the final book from Wild Rose that I'm highlighting. It sounds really interesting, so another added to my groaning TBR shelf! Hope you add it to yours too!

To save her sister’s life, Julia Grey seeks a spell hidden somewhere within Merriweather Manor. Her position as a lady's companion affords her the freedom to search the house. But time is running out. The necromancer she's bargained with is growing impatient. And an unexpected appearance of a man from her past makes matters worse in an already complicated situation.

Basil Merriweather returns to England after ten years abroad to discover his childhood sweetheart living in his home. But, he's no longer the carefree man of his youth and she's hiding something--deadly secrets Basil vows to uncover even as he hides a dark secret of his own.

While neither Basil nor Julia will trust in the other, their hearts speak a truer language. In a grand attempt to save Julia's sister and Basil's life, the two must finally confess sinister truths. Will their admissions help or hinder any future they may have together? Or will the necromancer destroy all in a vile attempt at revenge.



Amazon's Kindle bookstore suggested I purchase Nicky Charles' books a while ago and I'm so glad I did. I feel absolutely under the spell of her romantic shifters in the Law of the Lycans series, which are all offered for FREE with the request that the reader donate an amount of their choice to their local animal shelter or food bank. What an amazingly compassionate and generous author - and what an amazing romantic series! I'm going to list all the books in reading (not publication) order and would suggest if you jones for paranormal love stories filled with suspenseful action that translates in a can't-put-it-down page turner - this is a series for you!

Bonded (The Lycans Law of the Lycans prequel 1)
Reno’s a tough Enforcer for Lycan Link who finds himself drawn to Brandi but duty rules his life. Brandi, just on the edge of starting her career as a Disaster Control officer, falls for Reno at first sight, but are they really meant to be? Is it love or lust and does it really even matter? Enforcers and DCs don't get along...unless fate forces them to.

Betrayed: Days of the Rogue (The Law of the Lycans prequel 2 )
His mate killed in a horrific explosion, ex-Enforcer Damien Masterson now lives as a rogue werewolf. Grief stricken and filled with rage, what depths will he sink to in his search for revenge? And who will be caught in the crossfire? Will it be Eve, a Fae just entering the Awakening stage? Or Rafe McRae, part empath and part wolf? It’s been said that a rogue Enforcer is too dangerous to be allowed to roam. A suspense driven story of love, betrayal and revenge.

The Mating (The Law of the Lycans book 1)
Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn Excerpt: She lay beside him, staring blankly at the ceiling. The deed was done. They were mated. It didn't matter that she had no love for him nor he for her. Political alliances were more important than feelings...

The Keeping (The Law of the Lycans book 2)
Ryne Taylor was a sexy bad-ass Alpha set on establishing a new pack. Melody Greene was a journalism student researching his work as a photographer—or so she said. But could Mel really be trusted or had she stumbled upon his secret? And if she knew, could Ryne save himself and the pack he’d left behind without enacting a deadly ancient law known as The Keeping?

The Finding (The Law of the Lycans book 3)
She discovered a dark secret, witnessed a murder and fled into the night fearing for her life. Three years later, Cassie is still hiding from her past, haunted by a dream lover and fighting to control a terrifying beast that seems to grow stronger each day. When Bryan, pack Beta, appears to claim her, Cassie is forced to face the truth of her existence. Innocence, betrayal, greed and love collide with ancient werewolf laws in... The Finding.



I really enjoy Peggy Webb's romance novels. Her characters really "speak to me" and I'm delighted that two of her novels are being offered for FREE for the holidays. Donovan's Angel (The Donovans of the Delta book 1) was the first book of hers that I ever read. If you like it, the entire series is available Donovans of the Delta Boxed Set (Books 1 - 5: Donovan's Angel, Sleepless Nights, Hallie's Destiny, Any Thursday, & Higher Than Eagles) for $3.99 and is really great.

When Martie Fleming breezed into small town Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down and teach jazzercise in her home studio, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her playful golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love.

Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other - everybody but Paul Donovan. With her gypsy outfits, her lively music and her irrepressible spirit, Martie is exactly the angel the preacher needs. But can he convince her? Can their love and his career survive the small town gossip and the fireworks Martie creates wherever she goes?



I haven't read this book yet, Can't Stop Loving You (Forever Friends book 1 of 4), but have downloaded it to my Kindle's TBR shelf and am looking forward to some backstage action!

Brick and Helen Sullivan had been a team, onstage and off. When she walked out of their marriage without an explanation, he swore he’d never play another role with her, in the bedroom or otherwise. But Fate brings them together to reprise their roles in The Taming of the Shrew, and the sparks begin to fly. Laugh – and cry – as the famous and lively lovers try to untangle a web of misunderstanding and find their way back to the place where they belong.










This offer for the Line Trilogy expires tonight (12/19) at midnight, so act now! 
If you fell in love, as I did, with the novella by Kimberly Kincaid in The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, & Kimberly Kincaid - you'll love The Line Trilogy (The Line Series: Love on the Line, Drawing the Line, Outside The Lines). This is a fabulous and fun series that features HOT alpha heroes and very sexy and smart chef heroines. I love romances set in all worlds culinary, don't you! For a very limited time to celebrate of the release of Pushing the Line (1/10/14), the fourth book in the series, this trilogy is just 0.99!

The Line Trilogy features three Line novellas in one collection! 

Love On The Line
Violet Morgan puts the personal in personal chef, catering to clients who want the full cooking experience rather than a culinary drop-and-dash. But when her brother’s police detective partner is injured in the line of duty and needs help during recovery, she makes an exception. Violet lost her father to the job seven years ago, and worries for her brother’s safety every day. The last thing she wants is to get up-close with her brother’s career-cop partner…again.

For Noah Blackwell, being a detective isn’t just a lifestyle, it’s a legacy. So when he’s forced to take mandatory leave and deal with the trauma amnesia keeping him from identifying his shooter, it’s as if insult and injury have joined forces— and now he’s got to deal with an unwanted caregiver on top of it. Never mind that he and Violet shared a steamy, secret kiss last New Year’s Eve. She rejects everything related to the job, and Noah’s not about to be distracted from recovering his memory and getting back to what he does best. No matter how pretty Violet is.

Despite their differences, Violet and Noah share a surprising bond in the kitchen that grows into something neither of them expect. But as Noah heals and their feelings for each other extend from the kitchen to the bedroom, Violet knows she must make an impossible choice. She may wear her heart on her sleeve in the kitchen, but can she put love on the line?

Drawing the Line
When Detective Jason Morgan is tasked with keeping a local restaurant owner safe as part of a make-or-break case, he rises to the challenge. The job is his first priority, and he owes it to the memory of his father, a detective killed in the line of duty, to do it at any cost. But Jason never expected Serenity Gallagher to be so beautiful, so serious...or so tough to protect.

Serenity has moved from place to place at the whim of her capricious mother all her life. The last thing she wants is to leave the diner she finally calls home, even if it means being stuck with a sexy blue-eyed detective. But she’s the only witness to a horrible crime, and the man behind it wants her very, very dead. Going into protective custody means survival, no matter how much Serenity hates hiding.

As Jason and Serenity bide their time together, they are shocked to discover they have much more in common than the surface reveals. But keeping her safe is Jason’s number one priority, no matter how much he’s drawn in by the woman beneath the witness, and Serenity’s past makes it difficult to trust. As the stakes get higher and the spark burns hotter, can Jason and Serenity draw the line?

Outside The Lines
As an Ivy League ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.

Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.

As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be apart?



I LOVE Marie Force's books with a passion and she's just announced that the first three books in her wonderful bestselling (and highly addictive) McCarthy's of Gansett Island series will be offered for a limited time in a boxed set for just $0.99. That's right. You can purchase McCarthys of Gansett Island Boxed Set: Maid for Love / Fool for Love / Ready for Love for just 0.99 today!

With more than 1 million ebooks sold since Maid for Love debuted in 2011, the New York Times bestselling McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has become one of the most beloved romance series available today. Read the first three books in the series: Maid for Love, Fool for Love and Ready for Love in this special offering.

Book 1: Maid for Love
Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love.

Book 2: Fool for Love
Joe Cantrell, owner of the Gansett Island Ferry Company, has been in love with Janey McCarthy for as long as he can remember. At the same time, Janey has been dating or engaged to doctor-in-training David Lawrence. When things go horribly wrong between David and Janey, she calls her “fifth brother” Joe, one of the few people in her close circle who lives on the mainland. Janey decides a few days with Joe is just what she needs before she goes home to the island to face her parents and family with the news of her broken engagement. It was bad enough for Joe loving Janey from afar, but having her in his house is pure torture. Will he take advantage of this opportunity to show her what they could have together? And what will Joe’s best friend and Janey’s protective older brother Mac have to say about it?

Book 3: Ready for Love
For four of the best summers of his young life, Luke Harris was in love with Sydney Donovan, a wealthy seasonal visitor to Gansett Island. Then Sydney went off to college and never came back. She married another man and had two children while Luke remained on the island, working at McCarthy's Gansett Marina and wondering what had gone wrong between him and the only woman he ever loved. Fifteen months after Sydney suffers the tragic loss of her husband and children, she's returned to Gansett to figure out what's next, and that may very well be a rekindled love affair with the one man from her past she’s never forgotten. But is she ready for a second chance at love?



For a very short time only, you can purchase Don't Say A Word by Barbara Freethy for $0.99! Yes, this New York Times' bestseller is available now at almost no cost! But act quickly, the price could go up anytime.

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy come an award winning tale of romance and suspense. Fans of Carla Neggars, Karen Robards, and Nora Roberts will enjoy this intricately suspenseful story that begins with the question -- what if you looked exactly like someone in a famous photograph?

Everything she's been told about her past is a lie ...
Julie De Marco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling inage of a little girl behind the iron gate of a foreign orphanage -- a girl who looks exactly like her. But Julia isn't an orphan. She isn't adopted. And she's never been out of the country. She knows who she is -- or does she?

Haunted by uncertainty, Julia sets off on a dangerous search for her true identity -- her only clues a swan necklace and an old Russian doll, her only ally daring, sexy photographer Alex Manning. Suddenly nothing is as it seems. The people Julia loved and trusted become suspicious strangers. The relationships she believed in -- with her mother, her sister, and her fiance -- are shaken by new revelations. The only person she can trust is Alex, but he has secrets of his own. Each step brings her closer to a mysterious past that began a world away -- a past that still has the power to threaten her life ... and change her future forever.



Rachel Kall's new Love and Scandal series is a winner. She's just released the prequel novella Presidential Pursuit and it's available for a limited time at 0.99. Check out my review of book one Race to Kill.

Dynamic and determined, Helen Riley has devoted her life to public service. Now she’s on the verge of doing something no other woman has ever done: Become the President of the United States of America. But her enemies will stop at nothing to end her Presidential hopes.

Smart, loyal, and sexy Sean Mackay has never pushed to be more than Governor Riley’s best friend and strongest supporter. However, when her life is threatened Sean steps up to protect the woman he loves beyond all reason.

As the campaign heats up, sparks begin to fly between Helen and Sean. Will she make history and admit her love for Sean, or will her pursuit of the White House end in tragedy?


Author Samantha Chase offers this collection, All of Me, which includes three of her The Montgomery Brothers full-length novels as well as a special novella. This is a fun romantic series that you'll enjoy and look out for more from the Montgomerys in 2014!

William Montgomery is a man on a mission. He's played match-maker for his three sons but there are still plenty of Montgomery nieces and nephews who are single! Join NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Samantha Chase and she puts all of your favorite Montgomery Brother books in one set!

Book one, "Wait for Me" introduces us to ex-NFL player Lucas Montgomery. He's a man who has seemingly lost it all and is trying to be content with his solitary life. But when sweet Emma crashes into his life - literally - he suddenly finds that solitude is the last thing that he wants.

Book two, "Trust in Me", has middle brother Jason Montgomery doing his best to dodge all of the women who are suddenly interested in becoming the next Mrs. Montgomery. When he is paired up with his new assistant, Maggie, the last thing expects is to be the one pursuing. For months he's been the one being pursued and even though the obstacles between them seem too great to overcome, Jason discovers that he's ready to claim the next Mrs. Montgomery.

Book three, "Stay with Me", has our last Montgomery brother standing. Mackenzie Montgomery has some issues with control. As the oldest son, he feels that it's his job to keep everything in his life running smoothly. At least until Gina Micelli returns. Gina's back in town to deal with her own family issues but her lifelong crush on Mac is something that she seemingly can't outgrown. Mac's fighting to keep control of his life while Gina's doing her best to learn to take control over her own, but when they're together, control is the last thing on either of their minds!

The novella, "More of Me", introduces us to some Montgomery cousins. Ryder Montgomery has returned to North Carolina to take a break from the corporate world and the first item on his agenda is to look up the woman he walked away from more than ten years ago. Casey is currently going to be playing a big role in the Montgomery family's lives and when paired up with Ryder, it doesn't take long for old sparks to reignite!



If you haven't read Liliana Hart's MacKenzie Family Series - DO! Right now, many of the titles are either FREE or offered at reduced prices, including Dane (MacKenzie Family book 1 FREE), A MacKenzie Christmas (MacKenzie Family book 5 $0.99), CADE (MacKenzie Family book 6 FREE), Sins and Scarlet Lace (MacKenzie Family book 9 $0.99). But it's the newest title in the series that I'm talking about here. If you fell in love with Dane in the first book DANE, you'll want to read A Christmas Wish: Dane as it picks up his story in a holiday novella that is Liliana Hart's gift to her readers who wanted to know more about him!

Dane MacKenzie has made mistakes, but despite them all, he's reconnected with the woman he's always loved and the son he never knew he had. But things haven't gone the way he hoped. Charlotte still hasn't set a wedding date, and he's a stranger to his son. The only thing Dane wants for Christmas is for them to be a real family.

A carefully planned seduction, an old legend, and a family that never gives up on each other will give Dane the chance to get his Christmas wish.



I've just started to read You Don't Know Jack (Jack B Smart series book 1), a sexy and FUNNY romantic suspense novel by Adrianne Lee (Big Sky Pie series) and I'm already giggling. How clever is the name of her heroine, Jacqueline Bouvier Smart? Too funny and I'm sure Jackie O (nee Kennedy) would enjoy the nod in this very clever story.

JACQUELINE BOUVIÉR SMART has sworn off men and murder. But when she stumbles over a dead body and into the arms of her irresistible former lover, and then gets her best friend accused of murder, she has no choice. Jack B Smart pulls on her big girl stilettos and, with the unsolicited help of three gun packing old broads and one disgruntled ghost, sets out to find the real killer. But will the killer find her first?










I loved book one in Lucy Kevin's Four Weddings and a Fiasco series, but never got around to reading the sequels. Imagine my joy when I saw that she is offering the first three books in the series in a special boxed set for just $0.99! Each of the stories is centered around one of the people at the San Francisco wedding venue, The Rose Chalet, who make the weddings happen. Each of these stories is fun and features quirky and feisty heroines and a few of those very handsome alpha heroes. So check out Lucy Kevin's Four Weddings and a Fiasco Boxed Set (The Wedding Gift, The Wedding Dance, The Wedding Song) now!

THE WEDDING GIFT
After Julie Delgado’s restaurant closes, she temporarily takes over the catering position at the Rose Chalet, a full-service San Francisco wedding venue. She plans to dazzle the bride and groom so the Chalet’s owner will keep her around, but fate has other plans for her when the bride’s brother shows up for the first food tasting.

Andrew Kyle is not only the Cuisine Channel’s Edgy Eats host and chef, but his recent review of Julie’s restaurant was the final nail in its coffin. Once he meets Julie at the Rose Chalet, he’s certain she’s playing it safe. And he wants nothing more than to be the one to break her guarded passions loose.

But despite the undeniable sparks between Julie and Andrew–and the fact that he seems to believe in her when no one else does–can she afford to be taking risks with her cooking, with her career…or with her heart?

THE WEDDING DANCE
Phoebe Davis, the Rose Chalet’s florist, knows nothing is permanent—not the floral arrangements she creates, not the weddings she helps produce, and certainly not her parents’ marriage which ended in a bitter divorce. Certain that all relationships come with strings attached, she has always worked to live for the moment and not to have any ties…ever.

Risking big is how Patrick left the family landscaping business, was the first Knight to graduate from college, and became an in demand architect. In California for a short while to work on a new home, from the very first moment he holds Phoebe in his arms, he knows he’s found his perfect match in the adventurous, alluring and intelligent florist.

But will Phoebe dare let herself risk her heart on the most fragile and precious bloom of all? Especially when one dance with Patrick Knight is all it takes for her to start rethinking everything she’s ever believed to be true about love…

THE WEDDING SONG
Tyce Smith, the DJ and band leader for the top wedding venue in San Francisco, hasn’t written a new song in five years. Not since the fateful night he kissed the woman of his dreams, and she left him with nothing but a first name and no way to find her. When fate steps in a second time, he can’t make the mistake of letting her run again…even if the hurdles in the way of true love seem bigger than ever.

After Whitney Banning comes face to face with the man she’s never forgotten and knows she never will—how is she supposed to stop herself from dreaming again? Especially when the desires she buried so long ago are sparked back to life by one dance, one smile, one more forbidden kiss…and a brand new song about a love that will last forever.






As a special thank you to her reader's this holiday season, author Peggy Webb, is offering two of her boxed set collections for $0.99 each. I love stories set in the South and find Webb's stories to be both charming and hilarious. (Some of her other books are offered for free. See the section above). Right now you can purchase Finding Mr. Perfect Boxed Set: Duplicity, Dark Fire, Taming Maggie (who doesn't want to find him?!?) and Finding Paradise Boxed Set: The Edge of Paradise, Summer Jazz, Where Dophins Go. (Could you get me a ticket there, Santa?) So, sit down, kick back, and relax with some Southern charm once your holiday chores are done. Or this might be the perfect present for a fiend for Southern romances (like me)!

Finding Mr. Perfect Boxed Set:
Duplicity
One gorgeous doctor and one dangerous undercover agent + a gorilla = love, laughter and mayhem!
Dark Fire
Two TOPGUN pilots + one supermodel = more complications than the law allows.
Taming Maggie
One feisty animal rights activist and one sexy hunter + a snowbound cabin + trouble with Mr. Perfect!

Finding Paradise Boxed Set :
The Edge of Paradise
A waitress with a dream + a cop with a past = pure romance!
Summer Jazz
One outrageous singer seeking revenge + one irresistible toy maker seeking answers = a madcap romance complete with a teddy bear picnic!
Where Dolphins Go
One mother looking for a miracle + one doctor looking to forget + one dolphin = pure magic!


Sweeping historical romances are not my personal favorites, but are fans of several of my close friends. They've all indicated that Catherine Kean's Medieval Rogues Boxed Set: A Knight's Vengeance, My Lady's Treasure, Bound by His Kiss is an offer I should include for all of you. So here it is. Two full length novels and a novella for just $0.99.

A KNIGHT’S VENGEANCE
When Lady Elizabeth Brackendale is kidnapped and held for ransom by rogue knight Geoffrey de Lanceau, she vows to escape and thwart his plans to exact vengeance upon her father. Yet the more she learns about Geoffrey, the tormented warrior haunted by father’s killing years ago, the more she yearns for him. Only by Elizabeth and Geoffrey championing their forbidden love can they uncover the deadly secrets that could save or destroy all.

MY LADY’S TREASURE
To save a kidnapped little girl she loves as her own, Lady Faye Rivellaux joins forces with Brant Meslarches, a former crusading knight. Together, they seek a lost treasure that might have belonged to the legendary Celtic King Arthur—a hoard Brant’s murdered brother sought before he died. Faye is uneasy about her alliance with Brant, who harbors dark secrets, but she has no other way to find the child. As passion flares between Faye and Brant, they find terrible danger—as well as a treasure worth more than gold.

BOUND BY HIS KISS
On her way to visit Lord Bramwell Hawksley days before they will marry, Lady Miranda de Vornay is taken captive by forest outlaws. Held hostage by their leader, she fights her shocking desire for the bold, handsome rogue she should despise, especially when he claims he is Bram, and that her betrothed is his corrupt half brother. Uncertain what to believe, Miranda must find out the truth. She will love only one lord: the man to whom she’s bound by his long-ago kiss.








I love Joan Swan's Phoenix Rising series and mark my calendar for their release dates (you should mark yours too as Shatter (Phoenix Rising book 4) will be released on New Year's Eve). So if you haven't already read this page-turning, edge-of-your-seat, Kindle steaming romantic suspense series, here's your chance to score Fever (Phoenix Rising book 1) for the bargain price of $1.99. Swan's books don't go on sale very often, so this is a very special offer!

Dr. Alyssa Foster will admit to a bad boy fetish. . .
But when she finds herself face to face with a convicted murderer with a determination for freedom and an eye on her as his get out of jail free card, Alyssa knows she's in deep trouble. . .. Not just because Teague Creek is a prisoner desperate for freedom, but because his every touch makes her desperate for more.

A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. . .
Teague Creek has one shot at freedom, but his plan to escape with a hostage develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives who know of his strange abilities, he needs to avoid trouble, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.



I adored Colette Auclair's Thrown. I'm not sure if that's because I still nurse my childhood passion for horses and riding or because this was just a highly entertaining and fun novel to read, but it stands out among many I've read this fall and I highly recommend it to you. (Read my review here.) This full-length novel is offered at just $1.99 and I encourage you to add it to your TBR shelf (and perhaps gift a fellow horse lover with a copy too).

In this lighthearted and sexy romance, a young woman must choose between winning a competition—and the man who has won her heart.

Professional horse trainer Amanda Vogel dreams of riding jumpers in the Olympics, but after seeing her best friend die in a riding accident, she’s so traumatized she can’t compete. Broke and desperate, she takes a summer job in Aspen teaching some big-shot widowed movie star’s spoiled daughters to ride—and braces herself for three miserable months. But the movie star is funny, down-to-earth, and gorgeous—and his spoiled daughters are just desperate for a mother figure. By Labor Day, she has to choose between capturing a gold medal…and the man who has captured her heart.


I love romances set in the Highlands of Scotland and am delighted to share Victoria Roberts' HOT HOT HOT Highland romance X Marks the Scot with you. It's on sale for a limited time, so if you like men in kilts too, here's a book for you!

He was a Highland Rogue Wicked with a Bow and Just as Wicked with the Ladies.

Declan MacGregor hadn't a care in the world beyond finding a soft bed and a willing woman...until he had to escort Lady Liadain Campbell to the English court. The woman needles him at every turn, but he can't just abandon her to that vipers' nest without protection.

She Never Asked for a Bodyguard...



The Hollows Read-Along with Kim Harrison continues in Goodreads with book five in the series, For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, Book 5). I thought I was the only one who reread the entire series each year in preparation of the release of a new book. I'm not alone anymore obviously as you can join 1000+ The Hollows' fans in the discussion with Kim on the Goodreads as Rachel Morgan, Ivy, Jinks, Trent, Al, and friends + foes take you on a trip to the Hollows that's truly addictive reading at it's best! Be forewarned that this book is one that I found one of the most difficult to read - ever. Keep your Kleenex box handy (and have a back-up box close-at-hand).

Despite dating one vampire and living with another, Rachel Morgan has always managed to stay just ahead of trouble . . . until now.

A fiendish serial killer stalks the Hollows, and no one living in or around Cincinnati—human, inhuman, or undead—is safe.

An ancient artifact may be the key to stopping the murderer—a mysterious relic that is now in the hands of Rachel Morgan, fearless independent bounty hunter and reckless witch. But revealing it could ignite a battle to the death among the vast and varied local supernatural races.

Rachel's been lucky so far. But even she can't hide from catastrophe forever.



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