25 July 2014

Feeding Your eReader Friday with FREE & almost free sizzling HOT summer romance reads!

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This week offers another FABulous selection of FREE & almost free ($0.99 /$1.99) Kindle books selected for your eReader. This list is carefully chosen and I have either read the title or am recommending it as I highly respect the author. 

Some of these offers may not last for long, so if you see a book you'd like - click on the  book's cover image and/or the underlined link to purchase it from Amazon.com. 

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If you haven't already take Amazon's new reader subscription service - KindleUnlimited - out for a test drive. DO! I can say after using it for a week that I'll probably be keeping my subscription after the FREE 30-day-trial, (yes, FREE trial) end.  So take KU out for a month-long care free spin and borrow some great books! 

However, make sure to read whatever books you borrow. According to an article in Digital Book World, publishers only receive payment once the borrower starts to read, while indie authors only receive payment once you read 10% of the title. 

There are over 600,000 books and audiobooks in KU library (and more being added every day), so do give it a shot. 

I look forward to hearing from you about your experience there - pro or con.











Reckless is the first book in Skye Jordan's must-read, sexy & smart Renegades series. You're going to fall in love with this Hollywood A-list stuntman team as well as Jordan's kick-ass heroines. So, if you haven't checked out Reckless and the Renegades before, here's your chance do so for FREE!
Reckless by Skye Jordan
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A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix's image means everything. Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, her years of polish and hard work are finally about to pay off. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker who makes her realize how much living she's sacrificed for her success, one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life.

Jax Chamberlin has been screwed over by gorgeous gold-diggers one too many times. Though he runs his own stunt company, all of America knows his Hollywood face even years after he's given up acting. Finding a woman who doesn't plan to use him as a stepping stone to success is virtually impossible, so when the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a chance at a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more. Lots more.

But Lexi's got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle. And if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he's afraid the fantasy woman he's falling for might just end up like all the rest.


I love second chance at love stories. I really do. So when a friend recommended this book to try, how could i resist. It's now in my TBR stack and I'm looking forward to reading this reissued title. Check it out!
Just Friends by Lee Moore
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A freak storm blows more than snow and ice back into Andy's life.

Twenty years ago, he was devastated when the love of his life stood him up for the home-coming dance. He moved on, but no one has quite stolen his heart the way she did.

When the area is stricken with a disastrous storm, Andy discovers a message on his social media account from his old flame, requesting his help. Can he rekindle the embers of twenty years ago, or will they remain just friends?

Will he fall in love all over again and get a little more than he bargained for?


I love stories about firefighters. Yes, strong, dedicated, hunky, alpha guys who know when to fan a flame and how to put it out. Another friend recently reviewed this title and it's here today, because I thought it would be fun to share a new-to-me author who's writing about HOT firefighters a try. But full disclosure, I haven't read it or any other title by this author and there are some mixed reviews on Amazon... But it's free. It's summer. And hey, FIREFIGHTERS!
The Firefighters of Darling Bay, Book 1
Fire at Twilight by Lila Ashe
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Grace is a fixer. She's good at it, too. In her acupuncture practice, she fixes the community of Darling Bay, and in her personal life, she's rescued her sister too many times to count. Her love life, though . . . Grace doesn't think she needs help, especially not from a man whose very nickname is unhealthy.

Tox Ellis is the hazmat expert at the Darling Bay Fire Department, and he knows about harmful substances. He knows what gases to keep apart to prevent explosions. Why, then, can't he seem to stay away from Grace, the woman who seems to think he needs fixing?

Is Darling Bay ready for the chemical reaction Grace and Tox generate whenever they're in the same place at the same time? And who will be standing by to put out the flames?


A few weeks ago, the second book in this series was free. I posted the information then, so now you can scoop up the third title. For FREE! I love Marie Ferrarella, but have never read the A Woman's Life series and am looking forward to it. If you have a KindleUnlimited subscription, you're all set too, as these titles are all available.

A Woman's Life, Book 3
Flash and Fire by Marie Ferrarella
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She's smart, she's tough, she's beautiful. But can she type?

Never mind. She knows what she's doing and she doesn't need the incredibly annoying Pierce Alexander, who thinks he's the world's gift to women, trying out his latest seduction techniques at every turn. But there he is, getting under her skin, being adorable with her baby, befriending her nanny, and ambushing her at the supermarket. She gives in--just a little--only to find him taking over her job when her main antagonist at the Dallas, Texas television station where she's an anchor sets her up for dismissal. Can she fight them all on her own? Just watch her.


It's been a while since I've read a book by Shelly Thacker and was delighted to see that the third title in her Stolen Brides series is now free. I love historicals, especially those with a bit of fantastical twist like this one. Check it out!
Stolen Brides, Book 3
His Captive Bride by Shelly Thacker
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She's swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures... and secrets.

Abducted from a trade fair by a mysterious warrior, Lady Avril de Varennes awakens on Asgard Island, an enchanted paradise cloaked in mists and mystery, kept secret from the world for centuries. Against her will, Avril weds her arrogant captor, Hauk Valbrand--even as she vows to escape. Hauk believes himself beyond the reach of love, until his fiery captive bride begins to melt his heart of ice. But soon he must reveal the stunning truth about Asgard and its people--and Hauk and Avril must choose between love and honor, duty and desire... now and forever.

I just love a paranormal with heat and Tina Folsom's books are SMOKING HOT reads. Plus their funny and just a bit addictive. If you've never read her before and you love paranormals, what are you waiting for?! Right now you can get the first book in her Scanguards Vampires and Venice Vampyrs series for FREE! Check them out. Your one-click finger is telling you to. It is.


Scanguards Vampires, Book 1
Samson's Lovely Mortal by Tina Folsom
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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.


Venice Vampyr, Book 1
Venice Vampyr by Tina Folsom
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Venice, early 1800s

Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant's widow rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice's canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her - her, a respectable woman.

Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately - more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules - as a vampire he doesn't have to.








LAST CHANCE TO SAVE BIG
Today is your final chance to purchase Courtney Milan's enhanced Kindle eBooks for $0.99. 
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The first five titles by Courtney Milan's are available for $0.99 from Entangled Edge, but the sale ends TODAY, 25 July 2014. Don't miss out on this special offer to add these historical romance classics to your library. Each of these special digital editions are enhanced ebooks. In addition to the text of the book itself, it contains pictures and audio. You can read this enhanced ebook on any device, but the audio content may not be accessible on all readers. (I can read it on my Paperwhite, but need to use my tab for the audio and images.) The content has been made available on the web, so if you don't have a tab you won't miss anything if your device doesn't support the audio.

The Turner Series
Book 1

Unveiled by Courtney Milan
Of all Ash Turner's accomplishments, stealing a dukedom from his old enemy is by far the most brazen. Now that he's been recognized as the heir, nothing remains but to head to Parford Manor and survey the estate that will be his. He expects opposition.

He gets Lady Margaret.

Margaret lost everything when Ash claimed the dukedom: her dowry, her legitimacy, and her place in society. Now Ash wants to take her family home, too. She disguises herself as a nurse, determined to learn his weaknesses. But the closer she comes to Ash, the greater the pull of his reckless charm. If she wants to reclaim what she has lost, her only choice is to betray the man she is beginning to love...

Book 1.5 (novella)

Unlocked by Courtney Milan
A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine Warren is resigned to her position in society. So when Evan Carlton, the powerful, popular Earl of Westfeld, singles her out upon his return to England, she knows what it means. Her former tormenter is up to his old tricks, and she's his intended victim. This time, though, the earl is going to discover that wallflowers can fight back.

Evan has come to regret his cruel, callow past. At first, he only wants to make up for past wrongs. But when Elaine throws his initial apology in his face, he finds himself wanting more. And this time, what torments him might be love...

Book 2

Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
Handsome, wealthy, and respected, Sir Mark Turner has made a name for himself as an upright moralist. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a hidden passion, one that he keeps in careful check... until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh and discovers she is the one he's waited for all his life, to take to his bed and let into his heart.

But Jessica is a courtesan, not the respectable lady Sir Mark believes. When Mark's enemies ask her to seduce him and destroy his good name, she agrees. The money they offer will allow her to escape a life that has become unbearable. But along the road to seduction, the worst happens: Jessica falls in love. The only way to win the freedom she needs is to destroy the most honorable man she's ever met...

The Carhart Series

Prequel Novella

This Wicked Gift by Courtney Milan
Lavinia Spencer is too poor to be anything but practical. But when her younger brother lands himself in trouble, she has no choice but to do the unthinkable. She accepts the help of the dishonorable man that she's always wanted, even knowing that it might mean her ruination...

Book 1

Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan
It's not easy for a woman with neither money nor family to make her own way in the world, but as one of London's premier fortune-tellers, Jenny Keeble has managed precisely that. All she has to do is smile sweetly, listen carefully, and tell her clients precisely what they want to hear. It works...until Gareth Carhart, the scientifically-minded Marquess of Blakely, decides to prove that she's a fraud.

At first, all Gareth wants is to free his gullible cousin from Jenny's clutches. But he discovers that she's clever, spirited, beautiful, and not at all the conniving liar that he initially imagined. Still, there's nothing logical about his attraction to her, and so he refuses to give in to it. He's vowed to ruin her, so he will--even if he has to break his own heart in the process.

Book 2

Trial by Desire by Courtney Milan
Lady Kathleen Carhart knows all about imperfect marriages. For years, she has secretly helped women escape their violent husbands. She feels she owes it to womankind. After all, her husband is perfect: handsome, gentle, amusing...and best of all, he left the country three years ago. She isn't even bitter about that anymore. Mostly.

When Ned Carhart returns in the middle of her most delicate operation to date, her life is thrown into turmoil. She'll do anything to preserve her secrets...even if it means risking her heart to the man who abandoned her once.

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Tule Press and Montana Born Books ROCK! Yes, the do! I'm really enjoying this Montana Born Fair series and with each release, the title is offered for a limited time for just $0.99. So if you LOVE cowboys and books with heart by some of your favorite authors, check out this series and imprint. You'll love it too!
Montana Born Fair, Book 3
For Love of a Cowboy by Yvonne Lindsay
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Life is simple for Booth Lange—work hard, save hard, stay out of trouble—until Willow Phillips arrives in Marietta and turns his entire world upside down. The superstitious hippie is everything he can’t stand—transient, careless, and trouble with a capital “T”. He wants her out of town before she can upset more than his equilibrium, and yet, he can’t seem to stay away or keep his hands off her.

Willow, retracing her late mother’s journey through Montana twenty-seven years ago, has one goal. To meet Willow’s father. Maybe then she can face the life-altering decision that awaits her. But meeting her father proves more elusive than she anticipated, and just why is Booth Lange so determined to drive her out of town?


I love this book and can't wait for book 2, in Katie Reus' Darkness series to be released. So everyone has a chance to read book 1, Reus is offering it at a super bargain price for two weeks only. If you love paranormal romances, alpha shifters, and kick-ass heroines - this is a book for you!
Darkness, Book 1
Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus
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Years ago he ended things between them to protect her…

As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.

This time, he’s not letting her go…

Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

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A collection of books about HOT NAVY SEALS by some of my fav authors in the military romance genre. What more do you want to know? Yes, it's on sale right now for $0.99. One-click - ready, set, go!
Hot Alpha SEALs: Military Romance Megaset
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12 New York Times, USA Today or Award-winning bestselling Hot Alpha Authors bring you this Military Romance Megaset for your reading pleasure:

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth
Jessa Grainger's world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn't be a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man make the situation very sticky.

NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson
When navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy, it makes SEAL Jon Rudnick question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can't get out of his head.

HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees
SEAL Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate...until they're thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not.

DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber
Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group's Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself.

WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin
Deke Warrick's unsanctioned detail is to keep tabs on a congressman's niece while she vacations in the Caribbean. He's determined to keep his distance, from the beautiful Nicky Martir--until she's snatched from their hotel room.

SEAL'S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James
Mission: Halt pirate activities off the coast of Honduras. SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer goes undercover as a deck hand on a medical boat where he finds himself falling for the dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades.

The SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low
Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. When her opportunity comes during a party, she finds another kind of SEAL, Angel Marcello.

UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden
Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, until he no longer knows what's real. Lacey Adams knows she can't save all of her cases, but can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL?

MISTER BLACK A Billionaire SEAL Story, Part 1 (In the Shadows) by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle
He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.

STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York
When Ryder "Stone" Maddox's meets Lily Wilson--a senator's daughter who is definitely off-limits--he's determined to keep his distance, despite her irresistible allure. But Lily has plans of her own...to put his heart of stone to the test.

SEAL'S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton
Navy SEAL T.J. Talbot, SEAL Team 3's bad boy, makes a deathbed promise to protect and care for his fallen buddy's wife and child. The only problem is, she hates him.

BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor
Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she's also pregnant, stretching their marriage to the breaking point.







My tri-fecta of go-to, must-read, fav authors - Jill Shalvis, Donna Kauffman, and Kristan Higgins - all have books on sale now. Check them out!


Jill Shalvis will be releasing three new Lucky Harbor titles in July , August, and October. If you aren't caught up with the series, here's your chance to add in book 7 for a bit of a bargain.
Lucky Harbor, Book 7
It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
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Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern....

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?


I love Donna Kauffman's Cupcake Club series. I first read it earlier this year when I was feeling a bit blue. The Cupcake Club was the perfect antidote and is now prescribed for any "blue" days. Check out the first title in this series at a bargain price.
Cupcake Club, Book 1
Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman
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Devil's Food. . .Angel Cake. . .Red Velvet. . .Praline Crunch. . .Lemon Chiffon. . .

How's a woman to choose?

Luckily, the members of the Cupcake Club are about to taste it all. . .

When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia's sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn't expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani's mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling--stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip, much of which Lani wished was true. . .

Lani's friends are convinced that this time around, Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness. But convincing Lani will be a job for Baxter himself. And he'll need more than black velvet frosting to sweeten the deal. . .


I love Kristan Higgins Blue Heron series, set in the New York's gorgeous Finger Lakes' region. Plus, I really love second chance stories. I laughed, cried, and even shouted a bit at the protagonists when I read this. Yep, it's a great read. Check it out while you can at this special price!
Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins
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Is your first love worth a second chance…?

Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell broke her heart…an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thanks. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.

But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who's ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they've got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she's ever loved.


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In addition to Amazon's new KindleUnlimited monthly subscription service, don't forget that fabulous resource next door... your community library!

As an admitted bookaholic, I began finding my second home in a library at a very young age. No wonder my personal library (physical and digital) has to be organized by subject, author, and title!

Truly, your library is a resource that provides a way to explore and support authors that is unparalleled. In addition to OpenLibrary.org (that anyone, anywhere can join for free), I know that I've been able to discover authors and books through my library's Overdrive collection that are truly amazing. Also, I search for favorite authors and titles and if they're not represented in the collection, I find them through the handy Overdrive tool and suggest them - and many have been added!

If your library doesn't have access to Overdrive, you might want to check with some libraries in larger cities as they might provide access mostly free of charge (with proof of residence) for state residents. Seattle Library offers fee-based access ($85 fee for all WA residents), while Brooklyn and New York Public Library (NYS residents), Free Library of Philadelphia (PA residents), and Houston Public Library (TX residents) offer access free of charge.

Some libraries also offer non-state-residents a library card for a small fee. These include: Brooklyn Public LibraryFairfax County Library (VA), Houston Public Library (TX), Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (NC), Monroe County Public Library (NY). You don't have to visit these libraries in person to sign up, but can do so either digitally or by post (see individual requirements and fees). With your library membership you will have digital access to the library's catalog, including Overdrive and, of course, if you visit the library in person most of these will honor your card for hard-copy book requests.

In addition to these options through your library, Amazon.com offers some other fabulous ways to find new authors and books. If you're an Amazon Prime member you can borrow one book from the Prime Library per month (this is in addition to Prime's free two-day shipping, videos, and music) and Amazon also has a wonderful Lend-a-Book program designed to let you lend a book to a friend from your personal library (you just can't access it for the two weeks it is lent).