21 December 2013

Feeding Your eReader Saturday Special: HOT FREE & almost free books!

Here's a special Saturday pre-holiday edition of Feeding Your eReader. This will be the last issue before Christmas, so check out these great FREE & almost free ebooks to stuff your eReader of choice. This list is one I've curated, so they're either books I've read, plan to read, or by authors I highly admire.

If you haven't seen the holiday only selection, 

REMEMBER many of these titles are offered for a VERY limited time at this special price, so order them ASAP.
They make perfect gifts too! 

To order, just click on the book's image or the underlined link. You'll be taken to directly to the book's page on Amazon.com.

Once you've read the book, help support the author by rating and reviewing the book at Amazon.com and Goodreads.com.  








Here are two holiday novellas from the popular Copper Mountain Christmas series for FREE:




A Cowboy For Christmas by Katherine Garbera

Annie Prudhomme never expected to be back in Marietta, MT and her family is fond of reminding her that she left them and the town behind in search of better things. A humiliating divorce that cost her everything she’d gained has driven her back home and her family isn’t about to welcome her back into the fold. She’s in town to rebuild the old home that she inherited and to move on once again.

Carson Scott never forgot Annie or the way she left. Now that she’s back in town he’s realizing that the old flame still burns hot but he can’t risk his heart the way he did last time now that he has his son to think about it. Being trapped together during a December snowstorm gives them a chance to rekindle their romance but is Annie back for good or is she just looking for a cowboy for Christmas?



Mistletoe Magic by Melissa McClone

Spending a quiet Christmas housesitting and reading novels about hot cowboys sounds perfect to Caitlin Butler. Until a stray kitten brings her face-to-face with Noah, her crush from college. Watching the handsome vet in action melts Caitlin's heart and brings back long forgotten emotion. She would be safer back at the house lost in the pages of a book. But a toe-curling mistletoe kiss tempts her to stay. Maybe she won't be spending this Christmas... alone.

Veterinarian Noah Sullivan isn't a Scrooge, but the Christmas Eve tradition of hanging mistletoe in the clinic's waiting room annoys him. Kissing doesn't belong at the Copper Mountain Animal Hospital. Noah rethinks his position when Caitlin arrives with a stray kitten she found freezing in the snow. All he wants now is to maneuver the pretty preschool teacher under the mistletoe. If he's not careful, he'll wind up on Santa's naughty list.



I'm totally hooked on Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright's HOT HOT HOT paranormal Bayou Heat series. Here's a holiday novella, Bayou Noël , that is their gift to you! (If you ilke this taste of the Bayou, the first book in the series you might want to try the first book in the series too: Raphael/Parish (Bayou Heat book 1, $0.99).

‘Tis the season for new beginnings
Molly is through with spending Bayou Noel alone - after waiting five years for Garrick to notice her as more than just his mother’s caregiver. The aggravating male might always have a place in her heart, but she’s determined to find someone who wants to build a family with her. She has no idea that writing a letter of resignation will bring Garrick back to the Wildlands.

It will take a miracle to bring them together
Garrick can’t believe that Molly is willing to walk away. She’s not only become irreplaceable to his mother, but he’s become addicted to her letters when he was far away from home. He’ll be damned if he is going to let her slip away. But once back in the Wildlands, Garrick is forced to choose between opening his heart to the female he loves or risk losing her forever.



Here's a fun holiday historical, The Christmas Ball by Sherrill Bodine.

Outshone by a gregarious stepsister and overbearing stepmother, Lady Athena Cummins is used to fading into the shadows. Beloved only by her youngest sister Persephone, Athena has accepted her destiny as a spinster. But Persephone has a different scheme in mind, and conspires to send Athena out for one night of fun at Lord Finchley’s masquerade Christmas Ball. The masked beauty catches the Lord’s eye but, determined to avoid the wrath of her stepsister, Athena leads Lord Finchley on a wild chase to discover her true identity.



I haven't read Playing for Time by Barbara Bretton yet, but plan to do so over the holidays as I love Bretton's books and a good romantic suspense. It's part of her PAX series.

With PAX, the password is danger.
Falling in love was easy
Staying alive? That's a whole other story . . .
Ryder is an undercover operative for PAX, a worldwide antiterrorist agency that flies beneath the radar
Joanna is a Hollywood makeup artist whose magic turns fantasy into reality on a daily basis
He's a spy looking to come in from the cold
She's a woman who's never had a real home
Sizzling passion . . . heart-stopping danger . . . the ultimate choice . . .



I really enjoyed Lisa Plumley's newest contemporary romance, So Irresitible, so am really pleased to see that her Josie Day Is Coming Home is being offered for FREE! (I count this as a gift from Amazon & Plumley to me, thank you!)

USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley does it again with another sparkling, sexy novel of crazy coincidences--and crazier love...

Her name was Josie, she was a showgirl...
...until the night she Heimliched a martini olive out of fabulously wealthy and eccentric casino owner Tallulah Carlyle. Now Josie Day--proud new owner of one of Tallulah's spare estates--is leaving Vegas behind for...Donovan's Corner, Arizona? Ironically, her "reward" has brought her right back to the dusty hometown she thought she'd left behind forever. Still, Josie's ready to prove there's more to her than feathers and a wicked rumba. She plans to sell the old mansion and use the profits to open a dance school. But first, she'll have to figure out some fancy footwork to avoid knocking heads--and other things--with caretaker and local bad boy Luke Donovan...

It isn't every day a woman like Josie comes strutting into town--which is fortunate, since her presence on the estate has Luke hotter and more bothered than he's been since, well, ever. He's a little annoyed with his Aunt Tallulah, though. This was supposed to be his property to renovate and sell--an opportunity to make good after being cut off from the family fortune. But Josie doesn't have to know that...at least not until Luke figures out a way to make both their dreams come true--and prove that Vegas isn't the only place where taking a chance can change everything...



Maggie Shayne is one of those authors I just admire the heck out of. I love her paranormal romances and have just begun reading her more traditional contemporary romance novels. Texas Homecoming from the Texas Brand series is a new one to me and is FREE right now!

A HEART YEARNS
Luke Brand wishes for what he’s never had–family. Aside from an overprotective mother who died young, he’s never had that–until he drives his rig into Quinn, Texas to meet the family he’s never known. His cousins welcome him with open arms. 3 months later he’s still there, selling his semi to buy an abandoned house for back taxes, dreaming of settling down with a wholesome woman and raising some kids of his own.

OPPOSITES ATTRACT
Jasmine is not wholesome. She’s a waitress and sometimes exotic dancer at a Chicago club. A classically trained dancer, Jasmine doesn’t mind doing what she has to. It’s all for her son, Baxter. She’d do anything to protect him from the world.

DANGER PURSUES
When Baxter witnesses a murder at the club and becomes a target himself, Jasmine takes him and runs. Posing as her best friend, shot dead by the same killer who’s after Bax, she heads for Texas to hole up in the house her roomie inherited but wanted no part of. The only problem with her plan is the sexy cowboy who’s already living there.

Fans of movies like Hope Floats, Sweet Home Alabama, and The Cowboy Way and novels like Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series will love Maggie Shayne’s TEXAS BRANDS.



I started reading The Seven Steps to Closure by Donna Joy Usher last night and could not put it down. Haven't you always wondered what would happen if you followed one of those relationship advice dictates in Cosmo? Well, read this and wonder no longer. This was a fabulous new author discovery, thanks to Amazon & Donna Joy Usher for listing this book for FREE right now.

Tara Babcock awakes the morning after her 30th birthday with a hangover that could kill an elephant - and the knowledge she is still no closer to achieving closure on her marriage breakup. Things go from bad to worse when she discovers that, not only is her ex-husband engaged to her cousin - Tash, the woman he left her for - but that Jake is also running for Lord Mayor of Sydney.

Desperate to leave the destructive relationship behind and with nothing to lose, she decides- with encouragement from her three best friends - to follow the dubious advice from a magazine article, Closure in Seven Easy Steps.
The Seven Steps to Closure follows Tara on her sometimes disastrous- always hilarious - path to achieve the seemingly impossible.

A credible and amazingly touching debut novel from Donna Joy Usher, this is a solid, light-hearted and honest read with plenty of laughs.



This book and series by Lara Adrian (writing as Tina St. John) is new to me, so I'm really looking forward to jumping in to it soon. Heart of the Hunter by Lara Adrian, writing as Tina St. John (Dragon Chalice book 1) is only available for FREE for a limited time, so download it now!

Ariana of Clairmont would risk anything to save her kidnapped brother, a quest she knows is fraught with peril. Her only ally is Braedon le Chasseur, a formidable knight with a mysterious past, whose scarred face and brooding nature mask a soul filled with pain. Ariana fears this dangerous man and the secrets he strives to conceal--but Braedon's touch is pure seduction, his kiss a potent lure that tempts her into a passion she is powerless to resist.

Once known as The Hunter, now haunted by a dark legacy he struggles to deny, Braedon lives in a world of shadow and isolation--until he is thrust together with an innocent beauty in need of his protection. Embarking on a journey that will lead them to a legendary treasure, Braedon will be forced to confront old enemies and the stunning secret of his true nature--or risk losing Ariana and the only happiness he has ever known. . . .



Motorcycle-riding witch grannies, a talking dog, demon's, fae, dragons, and more populate Angie Fox's Biker's Witch, urban fantasy/paranormal romance series. The first book in the series, The Accidental Demon Slayer is available right now for FREE. This was one of the first paranormal romance series I ever read and it's just hilarious! (Here's my review of one of the books in the series.)

It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her.

Of course that's not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you've never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn't work how dangerous could a little seduction be...?










The fourth book in The Cupcake Diaries series, Spoonful of Christmas by Darlene Panzera is available for the special price of $0.49 right now.

For fans of Debbie Macomber comes Spoonful of Christmas, the fourth installment in the popular Cupcake Diaries series.

Andi, Rachel, and Kim each have their own reasons for wanting this Christmas at Creative Cupcakes to be special.

Andi is scared that Jake's job offer with another newspaper will move them to a different state.

Rachel, set to marry Mike on Christmas Eve, is afraid her cousin Stacey will ruin the wedding.

Kim fears she'll never get a ring and Nathaniel will leave her after the holidays are over.

What they didn't count on was having a modern-day Grinch try to steal Christmas away from them. Can they unmask the culprit before it's too late ... or will this be a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons?



But before you read Spoonful of Christmas, you really should read the entire series by Darlene Panzera. The first book,The Cupcake Diaries: Sweet On You is now just $0.99 (book two Recipe for Love and book three Taste of Romance are offered at $1.99 now.)

Everyone knows business and pleasure don't mix . . . or do they?

Andi Burke has a dream—a kitchen big enough to dance in, regular income to support her daughter, and a chance to find true love. So when she enlists her sister Kim and their bubbly best friend Rachel to help open Creative Cupcakes, it all seems perfect.

Especially when hunky local reporter Jake Hartman offers to finance the store for them. Andi hasn't dated since her divorce, but the way Jake keeps looking at her might make her change her mind. After all, what could go wrong?

Plenty! There's a shady tattoo parlor behind their shop, a crowd of crazy Zumba dancers out front (chanting "Lose the fat, dance with Pat!"), and about the only thing going right is Andi's romance . . . until Jake's media crew captures a story that could shut the two of them down forever.



Christmas came early for me this year when I opened Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles. Miles in an author I cannot more highly recommend to you all and right now the holiday novella, The Holiday Serenade (Dare Valley book 3.5), is available for just $0.99. (I'm still reading my way through her series, review to come.)

May I suggest that you purchase this book and put it on your TBR shelf, but first read Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series book 1), French Roast (Dare Valley book 2), and The Grand Opening (Dare Valley book 3). Mile's just released The Town Square (Dare Valley book 4) that is set in the 1960s (Mad Men time) and tells the story of Arthur Hale, the grandpa we've all come to love. All these books are listed at retail prices, but are ones I'd highly recommend you consider "gifting" to yourself.

Professional gambler Rhett Butler Blaylock is everything Abbie Maven doesn’t want in a man—flamboyant, flashy, and unreserved. After a horrible experience in her youth, she has spent her life trying to make all the right choices, pouring her energy into being the best possible single mother to her son. But though Rhett doesn’t seem to be husband and stepfather material, he awakens emotions in her that are as frightening as they are powerful. They had a fling she’s never forgotten, and now he has followed her to Dare Valley, Colorado with the intention of winning back her heart…this time, forever.
Rhett’s determined to show Abbie he can be the man of her dreams. He’ll do whatever it takes for the woman he loves, including giving up his flamboyant lifestyle and bad-boy image. As Christmas approaches, he prepares a special surprise for her, hoping the holiday will work its magic and grant him a miracle. Will his holiday serenade heal Abbie’s heart and convince her to give love a second chance?



How could anyone resist purchasing this book, The Year the Cat Saved Christmas - a novella, after seeing its cover? I couldn't and my eReader is delighted as it has another Barbara Bretton novel to consume.

Christmas used to be the happiest time of the year in the big house on the hill. But this year when the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Day, it will all be over. Can Sebastian, a wily Maine Coon cat, find a way to bring his people back home or will this holiday be their last?

Previously published as "Home for the Holidays" in Penguin Berkley's anthology "The Christmas Cat."



All Wrapped Up in You by Sun Chara explores what happens after you meet your prince. Are happily-ever-afters real? Sprinkle a little Christmas magic dust and a miracle might happen...

Their marriage hangs in the balance, but on this wind battered Christmas Eve, a miracle is born…

When Ellie hooked up with world renowned neurosurgeon, Peter Medeci, aka 'Prince Charming’, she thought her dreams had come true. But the demands of being the model wife to his career triggers a mutiny within her and she decides to ditch the 'royal' life until he sees her as more than his bedroom playmate.



I totally got hooked on Belinda Boring's Mystic Wolves series a while ago. If you haven't read it yet, The Mystic Wolves, book 2 is also offered for FREE right now. But, what I'm really pleased to see is the holiday novella, A Very Mystic Christmas, which is offered for $0.99.

In this heartfelt Christmas novella, readers can enjoy tender, funny, and swoon worthy moments with characters they've grown to love--memories such as "Ho, Ho, Who?", "Wish Upon A Star," and "Love, Santa." Also included are delicious recipes of treats that are guaranteed to make your mouth water!

So, snuggle under a blanket before the fire, pour yourself a cup of steaming hot chocolate, and reminisce with Mason, Darcy, Devlin, Daniel, and Vlad.



I haven't yet read this paranormal holiday anthology Unholy Nights: A Twisted Christmas Anthology by Linda Barlow, Andra Brynn, Carly Carson, Alana Albertson, Kara Ashley Dey, Nicole Blanchard, Cherie Chulick, but plan to. It's described as a selection: "For folks who like their Christmas a little twisted, seven tales of charms and magic, curses and intrigue…" Yep, that's me! In addition, after finding Carly Carson's novella, Baby, It's Cold Outside, to be a really fun read, I'm looking forward to reading her selection ("Love Charm for Dakota") in this anthology.

A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Linda Barlow
Thinking only of love and passion, college student Holly Mathers steals an enchanted kiss beneath bewitched mistletoe, but she finds that all magic comes with a price.

In the Bleak Midwinter by Andra Brynn
For Ayla MacFarlane, coming home for the holidays is a prison sentence. The old gods of the solstice still listen and can answer her prayers, but old gods require old sacrifices, and power is sometimes fed in the bloodiest of ways.

Love Charm for Dakota by Carly Carson
Into Cabot's sedate Nantucket world blows Dakota Bishop, possessor of a wild spirit and a magical love charm. Will Cabot succumb to her charm, or will Dakota's witchcraft boomerang on her?

The Snow Queen by Alana Albertson
A curse follows those who perform in the Cambridge Ballet's production of The Nutcracker--every year for the past five; a cast member has gone missing. Now cast as the Snow Queen, can Nieves Alba break the curse, or will she be yet another victim of America’s favorite ballet?

How Lovely Your Branches by Kara Ashley Dey
When a new neighbor and his three female companions take up residence across the road in the very house her friend had vacated four months ago, recluse Katie Crowe is intrigued. Gabe’s eyes hold a promise, a way out of her exile, if Katie can break free of the past and the haunting secrets that surround her.

The Perfect Gift by Nicole Blanchard
When faced with the reality of a negative bank balance and a failing marriage, Sera Flaherty finds she’s willing to sacrifice anything to fix her mistakes and find her husband the perfect gift…even if doing will cost more than she bargained for

Until the Twelfth Night by Cherie Chulick
Spending the holidays at an old countryside manor sounded like a good idea, but as rumors spread that the great house is haunted and sparks fly with a handsome houseguest, will Lady Elizabeth regret her decision?




If you've been waiting to add Cristin Harber's Titan series to your eReader, now is the perfect time as the second book in the series, Garrison's Creed, is on sale for $0.99! Did you want a super Alpha hero under the Christmas tree? Well Harber's Cash Garrison definitely fits the bill. I really enjoyed book two (see my series review) and highly recommend it - and it can be read as a stand-alone, however I think you'll crush on these guys as much as I and other readers have and will be adding all the Titans to you TBR shelf too!

A SPY RUNNING FOR HER LIFE
Nicola is an injured CIA agent on the run from a failed undercover operation. Her escape plan shatters when she slams into the man who buried her a decade ago. Cash Garrison. Her first and only love. Now, sexier than her best memory and cradling a sniper's rifle, he has questions she can't answer. Why was she alive? And armed?

AND THE MAN SHE COULD NEVER SEE AGAIN
Cash is an elite member of a black ops organization, The Titan Group. He thought Nicola died his senior year of college and swore off love to focus on a decade of military missions. But when she shows up behind enemy lines, bleeding out and wielding a weapon, his heart and mind are unsure how to proceed.

BATTLE BETRAYAL TO SAVE THEMSELVES
Titan and the CIA join forces to uncover a mole hidden in a network of international terrorists and homegrown mobsters, teaming Cash and Nicola again. They fight old wounds and re-ignite sparks while closing in on a double agent. When disaster strikes, Nicola's hidden past makes her the hunted target and Cash's best kill shot may not be enough to save them.




I really enjoy Tina Folsom's Scanguard Vampires series about vampire bodyguards and kick-ass (and very sassy) heroines. There's a lot of HOT romance and page-turning suspenseful action - all set in the ever beautiful San Francisco. If you haven't already tried it, do! Now's the perfect chance as the first three books in the series, Scanguards Vampires Box Set (Vol 1-3: Samson's Lovely Mortal, Amaury's Hellion, Gabriel's Mate) are available right now for just $0.99!

Samson's Lovely Mortal
Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.


His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he's a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.

Amaury's Hellion
Vampire Amaury LeSang is cursed to feel everybody's emotions like a permanent migraine. The only way to alleviate the pain is through sex. When he meets the feisty human woman Nina, a cure for his ailment seems within reach: in her presence all pain vanishes.

Unfortunately, Nina is out to kill him because she believes he's involved in her brother's death. And she would succeed if only Amaury's bad boy charm didn't play havoc with her hormones and catapulted her into his arms and his bed every time she was near him.

As every kiss brings them physically closer, danger is lurking and threatens to destroy the little trust they have in each other.

Gabriel's Mate
After Maya is turned into a vampire against her will, vampire and Scanguards bodyguard Gabriel is charged with protecting her and finding her attacker.

Gabriel has never guarded a body as perfect as Maya's. Moreover, Maya's enticing blend of vulnerability and strength is difficult to resist. Yet resist he must. Even as the sexual tension between them rises and the rogue vampire closes in on them, Gabriel refuses to give into his desire. Despite the intimacies they share, Gabriel fears that if he ever reveals himself fully to her, Maya will react like other women have, running from him, and calling him a monster, a freak, a creature not worth her love.

Will Maya prove to be the one female who cherishes all that Gabriel is?



Friends of mine keep recommending that I read Caris Roane and now I will - and you can too as Embrace the Dark (The Blood Rose) is available for just $0.99.

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs… How can he resist his blood rose… Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years? Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire… When the dreaded enemy of all realm-folk, the Invictus, attacks at a fae wedding, Abigail’s simple human life gets turned upside down. She doesn’t know if she has the courage to pursue a path that means giving herself body and soul to a mastyr vampire. Will she return to her normal existence in Flagstaff, Arizona? Or will she embrace the dark…



I think you'll enjoy this comic superhero series by Jennifer Estep. Right now, The Bigtime Series (Bigtime superhero series, e-bundle) is just $0.99.

KARMA GIRL—BOOK ONE
After a surprising betrayal, investigative reporter Carmen Cole decides to devote her life to unmasking superheroes and ubervillains in Bigtime, N.Y. But her actions put her in the middle of a battle between the Fearless Five superhero team and the ubervillains of the Terrible Triad.

HOT MAMA—BOOK TWO
Fiona Fine is the hottest fashion designer in Bigtime—literally. That's because she moonlights as Fiera, a superhero with superstrength and volatile, fire-based powers. And with two new ubervillains in town, Fiona will need all of her powers just to survive.

JINX—BOOK THREE
Thanks to her unwanted superpower, fashion designer Bella Bulluci may be the luckiest woman in Bigtime. But luck can be good or bad, and it seems like just as many embarrassing things happen to Bella as do positive ones. But Bella is going to need every bit of her good luck when she becomes the target of two ubervillains intent on stealing a prize sapphire.

A KARMA GIRL CHRISTMAS—HOLIDAY STORY
On Christmas Eve, Carmen Cole is assigned to guard toys, clothes, food, and more that are intended for needy children and their families. An ubervillain plans to steal and then sell the toys to the highest bidder, but Carmen is determined to stop the villain—and make sure that this Christmas is a happy one for all the kids who are counting on her.

NIGHTINGALE—BOOK FOUR
Anxious brides. Drunken businessmen. Panicked partygoers. As Bigtime’s premiere event planner, Abby Appleby is capable of handling almost any crisis, but even she’s not prepared when she finds herself in the middle of a fight between superhero Talon and his ubervillain nemesis Bandit.



I just loved the sound of this series and am really looking forward to reading it soon. I hope you enjoy Immortal Ops Box Set Books 1-4 (Immortal Ops, Critical Intelligence, Radar Deception, Strategic Vulnerability) by Mandy M. Roth too. It's available for a limited time at $0.99.

Immortal Ops
Captain Lukian Vlakhusha is having issues with his newest target, Peren Matthews. Something about her has left him staring at her picture and wondering what it would be like to touch her soft skin. When the time comes for the team to strike, Lukian senses danger and aborts the mission. He makes an attempt at meeting Peren and is set in his place by an independent young woman who knows what she is, and isn't, looking for in a man.

Lukian is having trouble telling Peren that he's what she fears most, a werewolf. Can they make the passion that burns between them last, or will Lukian's condition be too much for Peren?

Critical Intelligence
When loyalties are questioned and bonds forged, the I-Ops find themselves fighting a war to guard not only their secrets but their lives as well.

Missy Carter leads a rather boring, overworked life as a system analyst for the State Department or rather, that's what she lets everyone believe. No, in reality her life is anything but boring. As an agent with the Paranormal Security and Intelligence, she's seen and done it all. Intelligence is her specialty, assassination is her hobby. The only problem is that the things she spies on don't die easily. In fact, some of them were dead to begin with. She's learned to handle anything life can throw at her. That is until the biggest paramilitary pain her ass shows up again. Lucky for him, he's sexy.

Roi Majors, second in command of the I-Ops, is having a hard time believing that Intel can only get half the information needed to bring down an underground ring of vampires with big spending backers who are hell bent on creating a race of supernaturals with multiple strands of DNA in them. As the team searches for answers, Roi searches for sexual release. When he finds himself paired with the one woman in the world who seems immune to his self-proclaimed charms, he can't wait to see her to safety and then bid her good riddance. He never counted on falling in love with her. And he sure in the hell never counted on her claiming to be an agent with a branch of the government no human should know about.

Radar Deception
Dr. Thaddeus Green survived a werepanther attack long ago, leaving him immortal and a member of the I-Ops team. He's dedicated his life to genetics and to serving his country. After his mutated DNA led to the death of his loved ones, he vowed to never let anyone close to his heart again. Try as he might, Green is unable to stop the mystical pull to the tall, leggy blonde with a sharp tongue and an even worse bite. Thinking Melanie is suffering from mating withdraw, Green is prepared to do what he must to assure her survival, even if it means claiming her for himself, regardless of his need to protect his heart. Little does Green know that fate has been preparing him for Melanie Daly all his unnaturally long life.

When ghosts from the past resurface, in ways he never dreamt possible, the normally mild-mannered scientist finds himself drawing on his inner beast and rage to assure his mate and their future are protected. But even Green can't fight all of Melanie's battles for her. Some she has no choice but to face on her own. Can their bond stand the test of time?

Strategic Vulnerability
Held prisoner in remote testing facility in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest, subjected to torture and abuse, Wilson Rousseau has long since given up hope of being rescued. Days blend together until he can't help but long for death. Saved from his isolated hell by a female's distress call, he feels an instant connection to her.





Now, for a very limited time, Amazon.com is giving you the gift of Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair, the first book in her fabulous St. Helena Vineyard series, for just $1.99. I first was introduced to Adair when I read her series for review this fall (see my review) and quickly fell in love with her characters, the vineyards, and St. Helena. This is a series that touches the definitely touches the heart beginning immediately with book one, Kissing Under the Mistletoe . The fourth book in the series, Be Mine Forever, will be released in January. So if you haven't already added the St. Helena Vineyard novels to your TBR shelf, now is the perfect time!

Regan Martin stopped believing in Christmas miracles six years ago when she lost everything—her house, her job, and her impeccable reputation in the wine industry—after she fell in love with a man she had no idea was married. Then Regan gets a chance for a fresh start in the Napa Valley. With her dream job, dream home, and her daughter enrolled in a wonderful new school, she starts wondering if holiday wishes really do come true.

But she soon tumbles back down to earth when she learns that her new boss is none other than Gabe DeLuca, the scorned wife’s brother. Gabe wants nothing more than home-wrecking Regan Martin out of his life, his sister’s world, and his family’s business. Mostly, he wants the lush beauty out of his head. Yet his attempts to run her out of town have him thinking twice, especially when he sees that Regan may hold the key to tracking down his sister’s stolen start-up capital. Even worse for Gabe, Regan might just be his Christmas wish and hold the key to his heart.



I am so hooked on Donna Grant's Dark Warriors series, it's a true addiction! I reviewed Midnight's Surrender: A Dark Warriors Holiday Novella earlier this fall and found it a moving page-turner. Now I'm counting the days for new titles in her Dark Kings series! It's offered at $1.99 and is definitely worth adding to your e-library!

Dale has been on the run--on the run from himself and the demons that haunt him. However, when he comes across a stunningly beautiful woman he cannot resist, he knows that he must do whatever it takes to possess her. She is a Druid with secrets of her own, but he is drawn to her like no other. Even when danger closes in around them, Dale knows that the true threat is to his very soul, which he will sacrifice in order to save her.



Speaking of series I love, I adore Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress books! Right now Home for the Holidays: A Night Huntress Novella, a story previously included in an anthology, is offered at $1.99. If you love this series too (or even if you haven't read any of her books), this is a perfect title to add to your library and try. You'll be jonesing for more Cat & Bones too!

Tis the season to join Cat and Bones for some holiday cheer in this Night Huntress novella by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost.

They were looking forward to a normal holiday—at least as "normal" as it gets for vampires Cat and Bones and their otherworldly friends and family. But their yuletide plans are shattered when a mysterious stranger shows up and reveals long-buried secrets that threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer … and lives.



A Fine Romance by Christi Barth is a romance that just looks like a FUN read. It's the second book in her Aisle Bound series and is available now for just $1.99.

They say you form your first impression of someone within thirty seconds of meeting them. Or, in Mira Parrish's case, within thirty minutes of not meeting them, when said person is supposed to pick you up from the airport and never shows. This is not a perfect start to her new life. Her friend Ivy is depending on her to run a new romance store, and Mira can't afford to let her down.

Sam Lyons should probably apologize. But every time he sees Mira--which is often, since his family owns the bakery next to her shop--he can't resist antagonizing her. There's something about the sexy, straight-laced woman that drives him crazy. He can't get involved, though. He has too much baggage to be any good in a serious relationship.

Despite his teasing attitude, Mira finds Sam too sweet to resist. (His hot body may be a factor.) But if there's going to be anything permanent between them, they'll need to let go of their pasts and look to the future...



I always need to warn friends when I begin reading a book by Kimberly Raye as I know I'll soon be laughing out loud! Right now, The Devil's in the Details is being offered for just $1.99. Buy it and get your paranormal laugh on!

Jess Damon’s life is…complicated. Not only is she a man-eating succubus (albeit recently reformed), but she has the mother from hell—literally. Yep, Houston’s hottest wedding planner is the daughter of the devil. Though as far as her mother knows, Jess is only in the business to hook up with hunky groomsmen, not to find true love.

But when demon hunter Cutter Owens rolls into town, turning her back on her evil birthright proves harder than Jess thought. Cutter is out to take down the devil once and for all—and he wants Jess’s help to do it. There’s no denying Cutter is gorgeous, in that sexy “a demon stole my soul” sort of way. And, sure, Lillian Damon is the queen of evil. But she’s still Jess’s mom. Now Jess must outfox the world’s greatest demon hunter without revealing her true identity or—devil forbid!—falling in love. Sexy, funny, and fiendishly clever, this bewitching paranormal romance is one hell of a read.

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