A Family Affair – A Free Preview of the First 7 Chapters by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction “tackles some of life’s toughest situations” (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother’s past that turn her daughter’s life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed.Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia’s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well—and he’s the powerful CEO of one of the country’s richest corporations. With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells’s fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it’s not money she wants—it’s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his “real” wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia—or Bernard—expected, and the pain of yesterday’s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.

Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
284 reviews

Finding Cinderella: A Novella by Colleen Hoover

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after.A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. But Daniel soon realizes that fairytales don’t exist, and unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

Author: Colleen Hoover

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
2029 reviews

Wanting by Piper Vaughn

Jonah Beckett has been in love with his older brother’s best friend, George “Laurie” DeWitt, since he was thirteen-years-old. When his boyfriend, Dirk, breaks up with him for refusing to put out, Jonah uses his heartbreak over the situation as an excuse to ask Laurie to teach him all about sex before he starts college in the fall. Problem is, he made Dirk up, and Jonah has no idea what will happen when Laurie finally finds out the truth.

This book is freely available, and we’re currently working on getting the price down to zero here on Amazon. Any proceeds earned during the time before this happens will be donated to a GLBT charity.

Author: Piper Vaughn

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
200 reviews

An Avalon Christmas: A Holiday Novel by Darien Gee

“Darien Gee writes about friendship and family with depth, grace and heart.”
–Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of the novels Violets of March and Blackberry Winter

Welcome to Avalon, IL. Quaint, charming, idyllic. A beautiful small river town that tourists love to visit and residents are proud to call home. Take a stroll down the flower-lined streets bubbling with old-time, classic charm or peek into any of the stores that make the local merchants proud: find a favorite book at the Book Nook, browse the selection of local wares at Avalon Gifts ‘N More, or stop by Madeline’s tea salons for scones and a hot cup of Darjeeling. Avalon is a place that you could stay for a while for no reason other than being there.

But it’s the 4,243 residents that set Avalon apart from everywhere else in the world. Characters of all sorts abound, from the friendly and hospitable innkeeper to the gossipy gal living next door to the crotchety old geezer down the street. A colorful palate of individuals give Avalon its heart, and when push comes to shove, this motley crew shows up for each other as friends, neighbors and family in the least expected ways.

Avalon. Quaint, charming, idyllic. Or is it? Is it truly as perfect as it sounds? This Christmas a secret hides around every corner. Who’s giving away free turkeys to every house in town? What is this mystery homeless man up to when he offers free gift-wrapping in front of the town’s most popular gift shop? Is the annual town fundraiser raffle grand prize (one full year of rent or mortgage paid!) a hoax or the real deal? Can a broken relationship between brothers be healed or can unexpected love bloom between the unlikeliest of couples? What happens when mystery gifts of generosity start showing up around town during the holidays and how do they change the lives of those who need them the most but expect them the least?

Written with heart, wit and humor, An Avalon Christmas is filled with twelve heartwarming stories of hope and cheer that make every day Christmas, bringing laughter and tears to readers this holiday season.

For a glimpse into the town of Avalon and its residents, scroll up and take a look inside.

BONUS: This special ebook edition includes recipes, a reader’s guide, and an excerpt from Gee’s next Avalon title, An Avalon Valentine, available in 2015.

Author: Darien Gee

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
124 reviews

Faelorehn – Book One of the Otherworld Trilogy (The Otherworld Series 1) by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didnt look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from that serial killer I always imagined lived down in the swamp, or I had finally gone over the deep end . . .Meghan Elam has been strange her entire life: her eyes have this odd habit of changing color and she sees and hears things no one else does. When the visions and voices in her head start to get worse, she is convinced that her parents will want to drag her off to another psychiatrist. That is, until the mysterious Cade MacRoich shows up out of nowhere with an explanation of his own.Cade brings her news of another realm where goblins and gnomes are the norm, a place where whispering spirits exist in the very earth, and a world where Meghan just might find the answers she has always sought.

Author: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
455 reviews

SEALED To The Alpha Wolf: A Navy SEAL Fake Marriage BBW Wolf Shifter Romance (SHIFT Squad) by Aya Morningstar

She married her one-night stand to keep him out of prison…

Henrik Haller is the worst kind of womanizer. He’s an alpha werewolf and a SEAL, and after a one-night stand with curvy Celia Snow, he knows he might have just found his mate. But when he kills to protect her, she agrees to a sham marriage to save his hide.

He’s insufferable and full of himself, and she loves to hate him…

Haller doesn’t seem to realize the marriage is fake, but she’s seen his inner wolf at its worst, and she’s afraid he’s too dangerous to be with. But Haller won’t take no for an answer, and it’s oh-so hard to say no to those rock-hard abs and devilish charm.

But when things get dangerous, she’s glad her husband is a Navy SEAL…

He’s a Navy SEAL turned mercenary, and he’s the kind of man that has a lot of enemies. When the most monstrous of shifters swears revenge on him and his wife, Haller shows that his bite is even worse than his bark. He’ll do anything to protect his wife.

Will it be enough to convince Celia that he’s not just a fake husband, and that he’s worthy of being her mate? Find out in this stand-alone, full 50,000-word novel with dragons, steamy sex, and a great Happily Ever After! With NO cliffhanger!

***INCLUDES A FREE COPY of Unbearable Cage: A BBW Bear Shifter MMA Romance***

Author: Aya Morningstar

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
56 reviews

through infinity: forever and a day book 1 by Libby Austin

When your past vanishes, what happens to your future?

Candice and Jason Woodruff had everything going for them: a strong marriage, the family they’d dreamed of, and successful businesses. When they made their wedding vows, they promised to love each other through infinity and beyond…but Candice doesn’t remember making that vow. Candice doesn’t remember the last eighteen years.

After a medical emergency, Candice awakens to find herself a married mother of four. She’s surrounded by a loving family of strangers, but Candice struggles to claim an identity while learning to be a wife and mother.
Candice is no longer the same woman Jason fell in love with all those years ago. Can they learn to love each other in this new reality?

Through Infinity is one woman’s journey as she rediscovers the love of her husband and children. But will that new found love be strong enough to carry them through infinity and beyond…

Author: Libby Austin

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
74 reviews

THRONE OF NOVOXOS: VAN LAVEN CHRONICLES by Tyler Chase

An action-packed, psychological thriller that explores the depths of obsession and betrayal, and the shocking lengths a man will go to hold on to what he desires most…

Sometimes the enemy within is worse than the enemy without…

Lord Comron Van Laven is the brave but deeply troubled heir to throne. Lady Vaush Bastionli, is the spirited daughter of his mortal enemy, the one woman he should never love. But when a cruel twist of fate forces them to rely upon each other for their very survival, old hatreds are supplanted by something far too powerful for them to resist.

But a startling revelation about Vaush’s true origins threatens to destroy Comron’s kingdom. Meanwhile, his own deeply disturbing family history may prove to be his undoing. Possessed by his fiery passion for Vaush, yet compelled to protect his realm, Comron embarks on a thrilling, inter-planetary odyssey that plunges the couple into the midst of epic battles and raging political power struggles.

Those seeking to kill or control Vaush relentlessly hunt the two as they race to Novoxos where Comron can help Vaush fulfill her destiny and save the Empire from a horrible, apocalyptic fate. If only Comron’s internal chaos doesn’t destroy them first…

Author: Tyler Chase

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
128 reviews

Outside The Ropes by Ashley Claudy

Book One Of The Outside The Ropes Series In the ring, Regan has control. Outside the ropes, she fights to survive.Regan Sommers spent her life fighting. Fighting foster parents, kids in the group home, and classmates. But the night she has to fight for her life changes everything.Now, she’s fighting for money in the ring, and from the first punch she’s addicted. Every addiction has a price though, and this one is the gym’s star boxer, Gage Lawson. He may come in an enticing tattooed package, but his demands are more than she can handle.The responding officer from that night, Anthony Fields, comes with no demands. He wants whatever she’s willing to give, and Regan can handle that. She can definitely handle him.But no help comes string free, and Regan’s not the only one with a hard past and scars to cover. The life she was trying to escape is nothing compared to the danger she’s in the middle of now, and she can’t fight her way out.***Reader please be aware: Story contains mature content such as: Drugs, sex, abuse, and explicit language that may be upsetting for some.****

Author: Ashley Claudy

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
132 reviews

The Resistance (Hard to Resist Book 1) by S. L. Scott

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Book. Standalone Contemporary Romance. If you fall in love with this story, you have the option of continuing the story in The Reckoning. The Redemption is a companion standalone.

You don’t choose when.

You don’t choose where.

And you don’t get to choose who you fall in love with.

The minute he opened his sexy mouth, Holliday Hughes should have known Jack Dalton was trouble. His smooth pickup lines, broad shoulders, and ridiculously handsome face charmed her right out of her clothes. She gave into her desires, the instant attraction blinding her to the obvious.

One night. That was all it took for Holliday’s world to be flipped on its axis. Jack Dalton was cocky. Smug. Volatile. Demanding. He ignited something deep inside her like no other, but there was something more to this brooding bad boy. There was a dark side to him she couldn’t help but be drawn to.

Torn between what she knew about him and a mysterious side he tried to hide, could she walk away or was he simply too hard to resist?

Author: S. L. Scott

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
340 reviews