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It’s almost most Halloween and we all know what that means, Christmas decorations in every store on the planet. I’m going to jump the gun with two holiday reads among this week’s selection of free eBook downloads…

ChristmasHookupChristmas Hookup by Lex Valentine

Publisher: Pink Petal Books
Subgenre: Erotica, Holiday Romance
Length: 7.5K words
Formats: Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Mobipocket, Epub

A class reunion, a parking lot encounter, and a holiday she’ll never forget…

Black Cat by Cat Johnson

Publisher: Linden Bay Books
Subgenre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Length: 12K words
Formats: Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Epub

Lar has existed as a cat for a thousand years, with all the discomforts and indignities that go along with it. But when he is adopted by Belinda and gets a look into her life, can his curse finally be coming to an end?

DiscoveryingDaniDiscovering Dani: Jamesville Book I by N. J. Walters

Publisher: Samhain
Subgenre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 220 pages
Formats: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

Burke Black wanted something he could live with, but ended up finding someone he could live for.

Dani O’Rourke has had the responsibility of raising her two brothers, Patrick and Shamus, since the death of their parents. As sole owner and operator of O’Rourke Cleaning Services, she is no stranger too hard work, but she is a beginner when it comes to men.

Burke is a very rich and successful businessman whose brush with death has made him question his priorities. He-s traveled to Jamesville for peace and quiet while he plans the rest of his life.

Their lives collide when Burke accuses her of breaking into his cabin to steal from him. Their attraction to each other is immediate, and after a series of misunderstandings he finds himself caught up in the lives of Dani and her brothers.

But can this gentle, giving woman get a man as hard and cynical as Burke to believe in the power of love? Or will Burke leave town without ever discovering the wonders of life with Dani?

givingchaseGiving Chase by Lauren Dane

Publisher: Samhain
Subgenre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 204 pages
Formats: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

Together they find a special love-can it survive the threat stalking her?

Some small towns grow really good looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The home grown hotties are on the wishlist of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception.

Maggie has finally had it with the men she’s been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancee and is quite happy to play the field.

After Shane’s skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start. Now that Shane has messed up, Kyle has no intention of letting anything stop him from wooing her right into his bed.

Despite Maggie’s happiness and growing love with Kyle, a dark shadow threatens everything-she’s got a stalker and he’s not happy at all. In the end, Maggie will need her wits, strength and the love of her man to get her out alive.

demonscoverDemon’s Desire: A Christmas eBook by Kim Knox

Publisher: Samhain Free Read
Subgenre: Contemporary Paranormal Erotica
Length: 11 Pages
Formats: Adobe PDF

No blurb: A fiesty heiress and her demon bodyguard hookup at a New Year’s Ever party.

Kayla’s Birthday Present by Ashlyn Chase

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Subgenre: Contemporary Erotica
Length: Short-Short
Formats: Adobe Acrobat, HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, Rocketbook

Kayla’s best friend Marcus returned from Kuwait just in time to celebrate her fortieth birthday. She never expected to cry about it or let him comfort her with sex, but that’s what happened.

The next day Marcus confessed the feelings he’d had for her all along and then gave her the best lovemaking of her life. After spending her week-long “staycation” in bed with Marcus, can Kayla let him leave when he’s transferred to Alaska? She won’t go with him. The career she worked so hard to build is something she loves too.

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Discovered some goodies this morning while putting together the week’s bestseller lists. Two recently added free reads for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

AccordingToJaneAccording to Jane by Marilyn Bryant

Publisher: Kensington
Subgenre: Contemporary Paranormal-ish, Jane Austen-inspired tale
Length: Novel
Formats: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

In Marilyn Brant’s smart, wildly inventive debut, one woman in search of herself receives advice from the ultimate expert in matters of the heart. . .

It begins one day in sophomore English class, just as Ellie Barnett’s teacher is assigning Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From nowhere comes a quiet “tsk” of displeasure. The target: Sam Blaine, the cute bad boy who’s teasing Ellie mercilessly, just as he has since kindergarten. Entirely unbidden, as Jane might say, the author’s ghost has taken up residence in Ellie’s mind, and seems determined to stay there.

Jane’s wise and witty advice guides Ellie through the hell of adolescence and beyond, serving as the voice she trusts, usually far more than her own. Years and boyfriends come and go–sometimes a little too quickly, sometimes not nearly fast enough. But Jane’s counsel is constant, and on the subject of Sam, quite insistent. Stay away, Jane demands. He is your Mr. Wickham.

Still, everyone has something to learn about love–perhaps even Jane herself. And lately, the voice in Ellie’s head is being drowned out by another, urging her to look beyond everything she thought she knew and seek out her very own, very unexpected, happy ending. . .

Paradox1Paradox I by Rosemary Laurey and J.C. Wilder

Publisher: Samhain
Subgenre: Fantasy Romance, Red Hots
Length: Novellas
Formats: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

Fly With A Dragon by Rosemary Laurey

A virgin sacrifice, a not-so ravening dragon and a happy ever after.

Selected as the virgin sacrifice to the ravening dragon, Myfanwy awaits as Arragh, the fiery Dragon of Calder Bala, approaches across the sacred grove.

But Arragh comes not to destroy. Instead he carries Myfanwy off to his domain in the far mountains, and a fate far, far better than death.

Heart of the Raven by J.C. Wilder

Sold into slavery to an Overseer of the Realm, Dani is determined to win her freedom and make sure her heart is possessed by no man.

For Haaken, time is running out. A family curse already condemns him to the form of the Raven and when he can find the one woman meant for him, only then will he be free.

Too bad for both of them that this woman is determined to belong to no one…

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inverted-em-sigJust stumbled across this fun website, Excerpt Monday, an ongoing hub of links to new romance novel excerpts that are refreshed each month. For September, I counted thirty-six romance authors participating, among them Emily Ryan-Davis, Ella Drake, Stephanie Draven, Julia Knight, and Jeanne St. James. Here’s how site creators Bria Quinlan and Alexia Reed, explain it.

Once a month, a bunch of authors get together and post excerpts from published books, contracted work or works in progress, and link to each other. You don’t have to be published to participate–just an writer with an excerpt you’d like to share.

The site is pretty bare bones, but the links to the individual excerpts on authors’ websites are terrific. I especially love the sneak peeks at works-in-progress or books that haven’t yet hit the stores.

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Found on Twitter: this link to a novella from Kresley Cole, set within the world of her Immortals After Dark series.

Cole is a New York Times bestselling author with Pocket Books. Though I couldn’t find the original source page for this novella, the link below appears to work just fine. It leads to a PDF, which includes a 100+ page novella, and several excerpts from Cole’s other books. Enjoy!

kresleycoleThe Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole

Subgenre: Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 291 pages (total length of download)
Formats: Adobe PDF
Author’s Website: http://kresleycole.com

Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he takes no breaths, has no heartbeat, and is consequently weaker than fully-blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the Lore as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?

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As I hunt up new things to blog about, occasionally I’ll come across something noteworthy or fun that doesn’t always end up in a post of its own. Here are a few sites and tidbits I’ve come across this week that are well-deserving of a mention.

The Season

Hands down one of the most elegant and visually sumptuous romance sites I’ve seen, The Season is a place where historical romance fans can get their fix. It’s also worth a look by non-historical romance types for its sheer originality.

When visiting the site, viewers are asked to play along with the idea that they have joined the London Regency Era “Season” of parties and balls in full swing, while simultaneously viewing the latest historical romance titles. Run by romance author, Beverley Kendall, The Season exists in three-month doses with an archive page for past seasons. Visitors will find plenty of excerpts, book recommendations, and contests.

Sexy Wallpaper from Gena Showalter

If you’re into sexy guys—rhetorical question?—get this free wallpaper from Gena Showalter for Deep Kiss of Winter. Two versions are available for download.

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The Passionate Pen

Looking for an extensive list of eBook romance publishers and their websites? Check out this no-frills, but extremely helpful directory by Jenna Peterson. Though not intended expressly for eBook authors, there’s still plenty of good coverage of the format, including articles on marketing your manuscripts to editors.

Free Reads from Celia Kyle

Not content to offer just one free read, this Liquid Silver Books author offers 7 short stories on her website. They’re not downloadable and must be read on screen, but hey! 7 free stories.

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Like magic, the Internet’s coffers of free romance eBooks has refilled itself for the weekend. Enjoy your Friday download!

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The Player by Rhonda Nelson

Publisher: Mills & Boon
Subgenre: Contemporary, Blaze Erotica
Length: Novel
Formats: Adobe Editions PDF, Mobipocket

There’s nothing like a man in uniform…or out of it!

Especially when he’s as hot as former Ranger Jamie Flanagan. After their last assignment went horribly wrong, he and his buddies needed to get out of the military for good. There was only one catch-that he and his pals promise their commanding officer one favour.

Any favour.

Now tall, dark and sexy Jamie is a top security specialist…and the ultimate ladies’ man. So he’s more than a little surprised when he learns the colonel has set him up to protect his granddaughter. Who would trust a player like Jamie with a gorgeous woman like Audrey? Then he learns his ‘mission’ is to seduce her away from another man…

Wishes Do Come True by Celia Yeary

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Subgenre: Contemporary Western Romance
Length: 9 pages
Formats: Adobe PDF, MS Reader, HTML

Ross Davis, rancher and community leader, asks orphaned Anna Morrison to marry him for the fourth time. Though she feels inferior, she loves Ross, and finally accepts. But will her unknown past hinder their love? Does his confession complete their union? Can their wishes come true?

fullmoonrisingFull Moon Rising by Keri Arthur

Publisher: Bantam
Subgenre: Paranormal Thriller Romance
Length: Novel
Formats: iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, PC, Mac (also available for the Kindle at Amazon.com)

A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races–and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker–until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.…

Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother….Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful–and delectably naked–vamp who raises her temperature like never before.

In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior–by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind–and just how much it needs her.

Spirit Lifter by Debra Glass

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Subgenre: Paranormal Romance, Erotica
Length: Short Story
Formats: MS Reader, Adobe PDF, Mobipocket, HTML, Rocketbook

After his girlfriend leaves him, Reed Severin is depressed, unwilling to lose his heart again…until he rescues a beautiful woman from the massive Tennessee River. Despite whispers of danger, Reed loses himself in Cora’s willing body, exploring erotic passion unlike anything he’s ever known—until Cora inexplicably vanishes.

Reed soon discovers his newfound lover is a ghost, an ethereal beauty who’s seeking justice for her untimely death. And perhaps one last taste of the pleasures of the flesh.

MistressThe Rake’s Unconventional Mistress by Juliet Landon

Publisher: Mills & Boon
Subgenre: Regency Historical
Length: Novel
Formats: Adobe Editions PDF, Mobipocket

Miss Letitia Boyce didn’t begrudge her sisters their fun with the pick of London’s available bachelors. She’d chosen her path and knew book-learning and marriage rarely mixed. Her proof was Lord Seton Rayne, who had made it abundantly clear that an unmarried school-ma’am was of no interest to him – no matter her good connections.

Wealthy and titled, one of the most notorious rakehells in town, Seton had every heiress hurling herself at him. So his sudden kissing of captivating, unconventional Letitia took them both by surprise…

Blame the Rain by Maya Banks

Publisher: This author is with Samhain, but the free story is on her own website
Subgenre: Southern Romance, Spicy
Length: 24 pages
Formats: Adobe PDF

Sorry, no description or cover available.

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Some premium romance eBook selections are on the menu this weekend. Download and enjoy!

edgeofcravingbestEdge of Craving by Rhyannon Bryd

Publisher: Mills & Boon/Harlequin
Subgenre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 107 pages
Format: Adobe PDF (Also available for sale at Fictionwise, eHarlequin, and Amazon.com)
Author’s Website: http://rhyannonbyrd.com

Since the moment he’d first laid eyes on Alia Buchanan, the warrior known only as Rhys had been obsessed with her. She consumed his waking moments. Tormented his dreams. But, as one of the few remaining descendants of a European dragon clan, Rhys knew there could never be a future for a monster like him…with an angel like Alia. Until her father is murdered and Alia’s life is in mortal danger. Now, Alia and Rhys must unite to find some ancient crosses that hold an unknown power before their enemies do. And once those are in hand, Rhys must figure out what to do with them…and his forbidden attraction to the women he’d sworn to protect.

Lethal Legacy by Carol Ann Erhardt

Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Subgenre: Contemporary Suspense, Inspirational
Length: 14 pages
Formats: Adobe, MS Reader, HTML
Author’s Website: http://carolannerhardt.com/cae/

When Jessie Carter learned she’d inherited her great-grandmother’s home and land in Tennessee, she took it as a sign from God to move away from the hurtful reminders of a broken relationship. Starting over seemed like a great idea—that is, until she arrived and found a dead body as part of her legacy.

richardandroseYorkshire: Richard and Rose, Book I by Lynne Connolly

Publisher: Samhain
Subgenre: Historical Romance
Length: Novel
Formats:
Kindle, iPod, iPhone
Author’s Website: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/lynneconnolly/

A passion they never expected-a mystery that could cost them everything.

Rose Golightly is a country girl who thinks her life will continue on its comfortable course, but a series of events changes that for good. On a visit to the ancestral estate of Hareton Abbey, Richard Kerre, Lord Strang, enters her life. A leader of society, a man known for extravagance in dress and life, Richard is her fate. And she is his.

Richard is to marry a rich, frigid woman in a few weeks, and has deliberately closed his heart to love. Then a coach accident throws his wounded body into Rose-s arms.

With one kiss, Richard and Rose discover in each other the passion they thought they-d never find.

But the accident that brought them together was an act of sabotage. Somewhere, in the rotting hulk of a once beautiful stately home, a murderer is hiding.

Richard and Rose set out to solve the mystery, and find the layers of scandal go deeper than simply determining who is guilty. And that doing the right thing could separate them-forever.

Fireworks and Fancies by Paty Jager

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Subgenre: Contemporary, Sensual
Length: 8 pages
Formats: MS Reader, Adober PDF, HTML
Author’s Website: http://www.patyjager.com/

Beautiful, pampered Celeste Tarkiel has men fawning all over her. The problem? The one she wants regards her with disdain.

Jeremiah Folsum has his sights set on politics. He needs a level-headed, politically savvy woman by his side–not a siren who leaves him tongue-tied.

messageminervaMessage for Minerva by Jean Hart Stewart

Publisher: Cerridwen
Subgenre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Short-Short
Format: Adobe PDF, HTML, MSReader, Mobipocket, Rocketbook
Author’s Website: http://www.jeanhartstewart.com/index2.htm

A Garland of Druids story…Minnie Thomas has learned to enjoy life now that her abusive husband is dead. In 1936, she’s content with her quilting and her son Aiden and his family. When a handsome man comes to admire one of her quilts, she’s sure that’s his only interest. It never occurs to her he might admire more than her handiwork…

Wild Woman by Cara Lyle

Publisher: Cerridwen Press
Subgenre: Contemporary
Length: Short-Short
Formats: Adobe PDF, HTML, MSReader, Mobipocket, Rocketbook
Author’s Website: http://caralyle.net

Washington State native Bridget Loudoun is traveling Spain on horseback in 1968, her ambition, to visit the Alhambra. She attracts the attention of a would-be horse thief—and Spanish army officer Captain de Saa. The captain has been developing ambitions of his own. Like marriage. His problem? Time and Bridget’s resolve to thwart her brother, who wants to drag her back home.

Are You an Author or Publisher Who is Offering a Free eBook?

Email me with the details. I love to hear about free eBooks, and so do Kindling Romance’s readers. Your book may be featured in the next Free eBook Romances post.

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