Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kindle Freebie: Awakening by Tracy Higley

Kallie Andreas is a mystery, even to herself.

Seven years ago Kallie woke up in a New York City museum, injured and traumatized. Alone and unclaimed.

Despite her shattered memories, she's worked her way into a position as assistant curator in that very museum, and now she wants nothing more than to pursue funding for her project--assembling pieces from the ancient Minoans.

But then the blackouts start. Lost time, stranded in terrifying danger, frantic visions that can't be real. A threatening phone call may be nothing more than paranoia and madness. Or perhaps not.

It's time to start seeing her psychiatrist more often.

Kallie's doctor challenges her to keep a journal, but her writing morphs into something else... What begins as a romantic fairy tale becomes an allegory of a woman plunged into crisis in the ancient past, in the misty islands of Minoan Greece, home to myth and legend.

When a mysterious billionaire invites Kallie to scour the black market with him for the most valuable of all Minoan treasures, the key to their lost language, Kallie can't resist. Dimitri is wealthy, charming and good-looking, but she's not interested--not in someone who's clearly hiding secrets of his own.

Together, the two embark on a global quest to find the Key, through some of the most exotic and beautiful locations in the world--unraveling the mystery and pursuing leads, all the while resisting romance in Italy, under the Santorini sun, and among the pyramids of Egypt.

Meanwhile, Kallie's memories are bleeding through and her journal has turned violent. She's teetering on the verge of a breakthrough, but what devastating truth has she been suppressing?

When a strange woman who clearly knows Kallie's real identity tries to murder her, it's clear that Kallie's past and present worlds are colliding, in a deadly crisis that will finally reveal the shocking mystery of her past.

But will the truth leave room for love?

File Size: 2821 KB
Print Length: 339 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0990600505
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: StoneWater Press (July 23, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bargain Ebook: Keeping Katerina by Simone Beaudelaire

The 1840s: A time of increasing social awareness, particularly for progressive cotton mill owner Adrian Bennett and his son and business partner Christopher.

But one social issue Christopher has never considered much is violence against women. A Robert Browning poem and a chance encounter with Katerina Valentino change everything.

Katerina is in fear for her life from her father's constant beatings. That is, until Christopher becomes entranced by the delicate dark-haired beauty, and decides that he must rescue her from her father--by marrying her. But Katerina's years of abuse have left her physically and emotionally scarred. And those scars threaten the newlyweds' hope for happiness. Is Christopher's tender affection enough to help Katerina heal her broken spirit?

Note: Contains graphic sexual content.

File Size: 506 KB
Print Length: 204 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 150051859X
Publisher: Creativia; 2 edition (December 16, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bargain EBook: One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy

The wrong man never felt so right…

Ex-fighter Reed Miller has been secretly lusting over his best friend’s girl for months, but he refuses to jeopardize a friendship over a woman—especially one who doesn’t like him all that much. Now that Darcy’s on the market again, it’s even more imperative to stick to his strict hands-off policy. But the sizzling attraction between them is too powerful to ignore, and once he’s had a taste of her…all bets are off.

Darcy Grant is tired of walking the straight and narrow path. She’s on the hunt for passion, and there’s no denying Reed is just the man to give it to her. Although she has no interest in dating a bad boy, and certainly not her ex’s best friend, it’s impossible not to melt beneath Reed’s skillful touch. Now it’s just a matter of setting a few ground rules—and hoping her rule-breaking, sweet-talking bad boy agrees to follow them. But if she lets Reed into her bed, does she stand a chance of keeping him out of her heart?

Title: One Night of Scandal (After Hours, #2)
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 230 pages
Release Date: September 2014
ISBN: 978-1-63375-079-1
Imprint: Brazen

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kindle Freebie: Hearts of Clover(Half My Heart & Change My Heart) by Danielle Stewart



At nineteen, Devin Sutton lost his first love, his freedom, and his hope. Years later, the only thing he has on his mind this holiday season is finally settling the score back in Clover, North Carolina.
That is, until the girl he thought he’d lost forever crosses his path. Rebecca Farrus is supposed to be off living the life of her dreams, not tending bar in some dive.
When faced with the choice, will Devin decide to celebrate what he’s finally found or keep seeking retribution for everything he lost?


You really can't have it all, or so Devin Sutton is finding out fast. Returning to Clover was all part of his plan to exact revenge on the town that robbed him of nearly a decade of his life. Unfortunately, things quickly begin to crumble when he's forced to choose between rekindling an old love or destroying the town. Walking the fine line between both might just end up leaving him with nothing.
With his heart full of vengeance is there any room for love?

File Size: 844 KB
Print Length: 204 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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Language: English


Friday, September 5, 2014

Book Spotlight: Desires of an Independent Woman by L.K. Below

A flapper is more than glad rags and short hair. It's a lifestyle, and Cynthia Hart has dreamed of becoming one of the glamorous ladies of the night. With her bluenose parents, her dreams seem destined to rot—until she steps into Lacey's Lamp and meets Therese. Therese promises to fulfill every last one of Cynthia's desires—if Cynthia agrees to be her mistress.

Book Excerpt:

Cynthia stumbled blindly down the paved sidewalk, reeling like she was fried to the hat. Right now, she longed for a tumbler or two of giggle water. If she could only find a speakeasy, she would drink until the tension in her stomach melted away. But bootlegs weren't sold on street corners--and even if she could find a juice joint, it wouldn't be open. The sun still shone in the sky, after all.

How was she supposed to go home? Every time she glanced over her shoulder, she saw Jared, kneeling as he asked her to marry him. Even though she was miles away by now, she still had trouble breathing. And her parents had acted like he was a sheik! Cyn had tried time and again to convince them that Jared was all wet, but did they listen? No. Ma said she'd be goofy for him before too long. Cynthia had other ideas.
“I'm twenty years old,” she mumbled. “I can say no. This isn't the Dark Ages.”

Under no circumstances could she go back and accept the handcuff Jared offered. And give up her dreams of being a flapper? Baloney. Even if she felt guilty for high-hatting him by running out, she couldn't marry him. Never.

Then what was she supposed to do?

Her feet felt so swollen she was sure they would bust open her shoes. As she reached down to massage one of her ankles, she pitched forward, nearly landing on her face on the pavement. She caught herself just in time with a curse.


Her palms stung, her feet howled with every step in her pinching shoes, and she was God-only-knew how far from home. She needed to sit down a moment, but out on the walk wasn't the place to do it. As she glanced up, she noticed a sign. Lacey's Lamp. Was it a trinket store? The windows out front were shadowed, so she couldn't see in. Whatever it was, maybe the owner could spare her a sip or two of water. Bracing herself, Cynthia opened the door and let herself in.

After a minute, her eyes adjusted to the interior. It looked like she was in a bar--but they had all been shut down with the Prohibition, hadn't they? She scanned the empty interior, finally settling on the counter, where two women were talking.

A woman, manning a speakeasy? Hiding her curiosity, Cynthia approached.

Her gaze was riveted to the woman behind the counter. Her long, red hair shone in counterpoint to her vivid violet eyes. Cyn had never met anyone with eyes quite that color. As she groped for a bar stool to sit, she wondered what she was supposed to say. Should she order a drink?

After a moment of hesitation, she asked, “This a gin mill?”

Raising an eyebrow of the same boisterous color as her hair, the unfashionably curvy woman countered, “Do you ask on behalf of the police?”

Cynthia recoiled at the accusation. “Horse-feathers, no! I came looking for an edge.”

“That isn't all you desire.”

Genre: F/F Historical Erotic Fantasy
Release: October 2012
Pages: 23
ISBN: 978-1-77127-165-3
Price: $2.50


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Book Spotlight: Say When by Tara West

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.***

He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin.

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent.

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancé. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse.

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.
Christina Duval

File Size: 335 KB
Print Length: 244 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490965386
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Shifting Sands Publishing (January 12, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English


Monday, September 1, 2014

New Release: A Lost Love Returns by Thomas Briar

Three years after her boyfriend's mysterious disappearance, Clarissa has finally recovered enough to move on with her life. She's graduated from college, found a good job, and is engaged to someone else now. She is happy once again.

So why has Jake, her long lost first love, suddenly turned back up in Key West, Florida at their favorite sidewalk café? Where had he been and what had he been doing during his absence? But most important of all, what could he possibly want from her after all this time?

Book Excerpt:
Clarissa looked up from her espresso to suffer a shock of disbelief. She blinked several times, thinking her eyes must be deceiving her. It couldn't be him. It just couldn't be.
Yet, there he sat three tables away from herthe lost love of her lifehaving returned to Key West and their favorite sidewalk café from…? She honestly couldn’t say because she didn't know where he'd disappeared to or the reason behind his sudden abandonment of her three years ago.
She trembled in the warm morning air as a plethora of emotions assaulted her beleaguered mind in quick succession: anxiety, intrigue, longing, regret, anguish, love, sorrow, and finally…indignation.
With every passing second that she resisted the tremendous urge to get up from her seat and walk over to make her presence known, the more equilibrium she regained. She could not, would not, go to him. At twenty-five years of age, with more life experience than most women her age, she knew all about the virtues of having patience.
To help sustain her resolve, she looked up at the clear blue sky, the other patrons enjoying their morning coffee, a lone car coming down the street, the group of retirees huffing along the sidewalk for exercise, everywhere except at him.
When she couldn't take the suspense any longer, her gaze returned to her former lover. He remained sitting there all alone, head tilted down as he texted on his cellphone. He looked pretty much the same as she remembered.
In fact, he still parted his dark, wavy hair on the left side, although it was now cut short. He was very tan and his clean shaven, angular face still matched his lean muscular body perfectly. The board shorts, T-shirt, and sneakers he wore lent an impression of youthful vitality. Yeah, his early thirties looked really good on him.
In comparison, she hadn't changed much either, although she now colored her curly blond hair a soft light brown. She'd also grown it out to mid-way her back but still kept it cut around her oval face. She thought this hairdo best suited her voluptuous, hourglass figure. And the pants suit with heels she wore today fit her better than the tank tops, cut-off shorts, and flip-flops ever had.
As she continued staring at him and obsessing over his reappearance, she couldn’t help remembering how safe she'd felt within his strong embrace…how lucky she'd believed she had been at finally having met a man to share her whole heart with…how well their bodies had fit together…and lastly, of how much soul-connecting lovemaking they'd indulged in. What had gone so wrong for him to abandon her without an explanation? And why had he suddenly turned up again?
Under her patient gaze, it became inevitable that he would eventually look up and see her. The moment it happened, his blue eyes widened, his face went slack, and then he mouthed her name in silent recognition. She only stared back at his stunned expression, trying her best to hide her own inner turmoil.
He promptly got up and came over. In a deeply masculine voice, he said, "Hello, Clarissa. I was hoping I'd run into you here. May I sit with you?"
She stared up into his pale blue eyes, melting a little on inside. But still, she somehow held onto enough of her composure to say, "I don't know, Jake. You'll probably disappear on me if I turn my back for a second. So maybe you shouldn't."
"I have a very good explanation for my disappearance." He pulled out the patio chair across from her and sat without permission.
"Men always do, don't they?" She'd looked across the street at an elderly couple walking along holding hands. An old scar burst open inside her heart. She'd once envisioned Jake and her growing old together.
"I went away because"
"Don't care to hear it." She cut him off, wanting to hurt him like he'd hurt her. She kept looking at the old couple while absently twisting her coffee cup around and around. "Besides, I'm getting along just fine without you. In fact, have you heard the news? I'm getting married in three weeks."

Genre Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release August 28, 2014
Pages 55
ISBN 978-1-77127-572-9
Price $0.99