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With the Monday morning crop of current and upcoming eBook romance releases for the week of August 31, 2009.

The romance novels and short stories below are not a complete listing of every eBook romance published this week, but rather a sampling from different subgenres**. Information is offered direct from the publishers’ websites, so this round-up should not be considered a review of the individual titles.

HARLEQUIN:

Wind Kissed, Fire Bound - SEP 09.inddWIND KISSED, FIRE BOUND
by Anna Hackett

Release Date: September 1, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Paranormal Romance (Nocturne Bites)

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, MS Reader, Mobipocket, Kindle, iPhone, iPod

Price: $2.69

Description: For centuries, she has felt nothing…

As Keeper of the Winds, Livia Cavalli needed to focus her power on keeping the evil Tempest Winds trapped in their island prison. What she doesn’t need is to be distracted by sexy horse trainer Rafe Donovan. Three hundred years ago, Livia became an immortal Keeper to numb her emotions, but Rafe arouses her in a way she hasn’t felt for centuries.

For Rafe, Livia is a challenge he longs to solve—and take to bed. Once she’s in his arms, their desire is overwhelming. But when his own powers reveal Livia’s secret pain, he realizes taking her body isn’t enough—he wants to heal her soul, too…

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contessclientTHE COUNTESS’S CLIENT
by Alison Richardson

Release Date: September 1, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Spice Brief

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, MS Reader, Mobipocket, Kindle, iPhone, iPod

Price: $2.69

Description: “The practice of genuine virtue leads to a life of odious boredom.”

So feels widowed young countess Anna von Esslin, who is denied her normal erotic pursuits while staying with relatives in Paris. Without her usual opportunities for pleasure, the countess resorts to visiting a local brothelbut not as a client. To get the satisfaction she craves, the countess must masquerade as one of the girls….

LIQUID SILVER BOOKS:

rockymountainheatROCKY MOUNTAIN HEAT
by Vivian Arend

Release Date: August 31, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: Not available at blog time.

Description: Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a blonde wearing a cowboy hat with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. Hell, he was the one that taught her to ride a horse and now all he can think about is riding her. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.

Jaxi has other plans for his hands, and his heart. She may have considered Blake a big brother once but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s just what he’s been waiting for.

Add the complication of two sexy younger brothers who have suddenly noticed Jaxi and things heat up fast. Blake’s gonna have to decide if a little trouble is worth fighting for.

Free excerpt available at the author’s website.

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reaperREAPER
by Roxy Harte

Release Date: August 31, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: Not available at blog time.

Description: Kendra Lake has a secret she’s keeping from Detective Jonathon Taylor of NYPD’s Homicide division. Intrigued by her, he will not rest until he discovers what she is hiding from him since she has been linked to at least three crime scenes in as many days.

Born Cynethryth ae Llyn Fawr in seven-twelve ante christum, Kendrah became immortal the day she traded her soul for the cloak of the reaper. To say that she has seen it all…been there, done that…is a gross understatement. She has been loved and given her heart in return but the price of loving again is too great because everybody dies.

When Detective Jonathon Taylor is in the wrong place at the wrong time, careening around a curve doing one-twenty on icy roads with his suidcidal ex-wife at the wheel, Kendrah is there to help the two of them cross over. What will be the price for saving one life?

ELLORA’S CAVE:

adulteducationADULT EDUCATION
by Katalina Leon

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Short Story

Subgenre: Contemporary, Light BDSM

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $2.49

Description: Miranda has always had a thing for leather and a burning desire for her favorite professor and ideal man, Stefan Hewson. The sumptuous temptations of leather strike hard when she finds herself on a dreary job assignment at her old college, locked in a coat closet with a man’s luscious leather coat. Her fantasies run even hotter when the sexy owner shows up and catches her fondling his leather. It turns out Professor Hewson has been carrying a torch for her and he’s more than willing to show her who’s in charge of the class. Miranda’s not the only one who’s love-struck and harboring scorching-hot bondage and leather fantasies. The handsome professor is ready to add a few creative footnotes of his own…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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allthewomenALL THE WOMEN IN PEARL
by Emily Ryan-Davis

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Historical, Western Romance

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $4.45

Description: C.C. Carver’s honeysuckle kiss has haunted John Raincrow for more than ten years. He would recognize her anywhere—even in a dusty saloon, dressed in a harlot’s costume. She’s returned to Colorado too late though, and while he’ll see her back to Pearl safe and sound, he will not let himself know the woman she has become. Not even if that woman kneels between his knees, moans into his mouth or whispers “please”.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING:

beneaththesurfaceBENEATH THE SURFACE
by M. J. Fredrick

Release Date: September 1, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $5.50

Description: When past and present meet, secrets lie beneath the surface.

In retrospect, perhaps archaeologist Mallory Reeves shouldn’t have delivered the divorce papers to her estranged husband mere weeks before her marriage to another man. She knew seeing Adrian again would stir up memories, but she didn’t expect so many of them to be good, not after the mess they both made three years ago.

She also didn’t expect to want to stay at the dig site on the Yucatan Peninsula. But the lure of the ancient ship and, yes, her sexy ex provide more of a draw than the white picket fence she thought she wanted.

Marine archaeologist Adrian Reeves has good reason to trust no one. His former partner—and former best friend—made off with his last archaeological find. And his wife left him, frustrated by his obsession for professional revenge.

Now both Mallory and his nemesis have returned, and it can’t be an accident that they’ve turned up in the middle of the most important excavation of his career. Seeing her again unearths old pain—and rekindles never-forgotten desire. Now he has to decide if he can trust Mallory again. More importantly, if he can trust himself with her.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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songbirdSONG BIRD
by Maya Banks

Release Date: September 1, 2009

Word Count: Category

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $4.50

Description: The voice of an angel, a husband who loved her⎯she had it all…until a tragedy took it away.

They called her their Songbird, but she was never theirs. Not in the way she wanted.

The Donovan brothers meant everything to Emily, but rejected by Greer and Taggert, she turned to Sean, the youngest. He married her for love, and she loved him, but she also loved his older brothers.

Her singing launched her to stardom. She had it all. The voice of an angel, a husband who loved her, and the adoration of millions. Until a tragedy took it all away.

Taggert and Greer grieve for their younger brother, but they’re also grieving the loss of Emmy, their songbird. They take her back to Montana, determined to help her heal and show her once and for all they want her. They’re also on a mission to help her find her voice again. Under the protective shield of their love, she begins to blossom… until an old threat resurfaces.

Now the Donovans face a fight for what they once threw away. Only by winning it—and her love—will their songbird fly again.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

dinergirl_w3108_300DINER GIRL
by Mary Malcolm

Release Date: August 28, 2009

Word Count: Novel (236 pages)

Subgenre: Contemporary, Spicy

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $6.00

Description: “Most Eligible Bachelor” Dr. Mark Stanton can’t escape all the women pursuing him for the wrong reasons. So when the only woman in the city who doesn’t know who he is shows up at his doorstep, he can’t help but want to know her better. Unfortunately, she doesn’t want to know him at all after their time together and he has no idea why.

When Jennifer Cleary discovers she is pregnant by Mark after their one night together, she is immediately faced with the guilt of her actions…and decides not to tell him. When he shows up at her diner during the most complicated part of her pregnancy, she comes face to face with a man who promises to take care of her…no matter what. But will this strong-willed woman have to let go of her independence in order to find love?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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Every effort is made to locate and promote eBook romances at all heat levels from sweet to erotica. If you’re the author of an upcoming release, please considering submitting a blurb about your book using this blog’s Your Chance to Brag! page.

**Finally, please note many romance eBooks on the market today have a high heat level. The individual publisher’s websites may caution readers under the age of 18 to discontinue reading excerpts and other material.

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Here’s a round up of current and upcoming releases from a variety of eBook romance publishers for the week of August 24, 2009.

The romance novels and short stories below are not a complete listing of every eBook romance published this week, but rather a sampling from different subgenres**. Information is offered direct from the publishers’ websites, so this round-up should not be considered a review of the individual titles.

CERRIDWEN PRESS:

DontCallMeSweetheartDON’T CALL ME SWEETHEART
by Jeanette Ward

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Romantic Suspense

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $5.95

Description: Trust doesn’t come easily for Whitney Lane after becoming an overnight sensation in the romance novel industry. Men are attracted to her success, not her. Her new cover model, wickedly handsome Christian Dade, also struggles to trust a world turned upside down following the deaths of his parents.

Now trouble stalks these two lonely hearts. Long ago Whitney found safety playing the part of her pseudonym’s assistant. She’s unprepared when Christian breaks down her defenses with one look from his dark, dangerous eyes. For once she wishes she could trust a man. This man.

Confused, Whitney runs when Christian verbally attacks “Lane McLaughlin”, who represents all he despises. Suddenly her alter ego is no longer protecting her. She finds, though, no matter how far she goes she ends up back where she started. A lonely heiress.

Whitney told a lie to protect herself. Is she strong enough to tell the truth and find love?

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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ELLORA’S CAVE:

ChasingEdenCHASING EDEN
by Kristin Daniels

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Contemporary

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $4.45

Description: Graphic artist Eden Foster never expected a sexy game of hide-and-seek to turn into the hottest encounter of her life. The erotic dreams she’s had lately starring to-die-for rock star Shane Tolan are almost enough to make her forget how badly she wants to design his next CD cover. Almost, but not quite. And now here he is in the flesh, ready to chase after her.

Shane likes to play dirty and he finally has Eden right where he wants her—outside on a balcony, tied to a chaise lounge and under his complete control. But he soon discovers it’s not just Eden’s body he wants, but the talented, business-savvy artist, too. Hell, he wants every luscious part of her.

When paparazzi’s naked photos from that night show up on the internet, Eden is convinced her peers will believe she slept with the rock star just to design his CD cover. Shane knows nothing’s further from the truth. And in order to prove it to her, he’s going to have to show her his heart.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

RED ROSE PUBLISHING:

SkyesTheLimit-200x300SKYE’S THE LIMIT
by Kianna Alexander

Release Date: August 20, 2009

Word Count: Novel (53.9K words)

Subgenre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery, Interracial/Multicultural

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $4.99

Description: One woman’s deepest, darkest secret is keeping her from living the life she desires. Skye Lynne Holdron used to be an outgoing, bubbly,ambitious person, until one fateful night in 1989 changed her from the inside out. Fifteen years later, she still suffers from nightmares and anxiety attacks. In order for Skye to find her way back to herself, she must first deal with the suppressed memories that plague her. But when the threats begin, she fears that her efforts, and perhaps her life, may be cut short.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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KissingSunrise-200x300KISSING THE SUNRISE
by Kendal Ashby

Release Date: August 20, 2009

Word Count: Short Story (6K words)

Subgenre: Contemporary

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $1.99

Description: Grace Aldridge is ready to escape to a remote family cottage for some peaceful solitude. She wants to celebrate her one-year anniversary of being cancer free in private, giving her the time to reflect on her battle and her victory.

Crashing her car, spraining her ankle and getting lost in the dark forest were not part of her weekend plans. When Grace stumbles on to Jack Robert’s campfire, the handsome stranger tries to make the best of a bad situation. Left with no other option, Grace has to rely on Jack for help.

Despite the awkward circumstances, can Grace let her guard down long enough to actually enjoy the turn of events?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING:

catchmeincastilleCATCH ME IN CASTILE
by Kimberley Troutte

Release Date: August 25, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $5.50

Description: Seeing dead people is bad enough. Loving him could make her one of them.

When the mother of all panic attacks prompts Erin Carter’s boss to pass her over for promotion, her mind doesn’t just crack. It explodes like an egg in a microwave, shattering her career along with the company car she crashes into the office building.

The death grip she’s kept on her sanity slipping, she takes a friend’s advice and flees to Spain. There she finds comfort in the healing arms of surgeon Santiago Botello—until a fifteenth-century ghost warns her that being with Santiago is dangerous, possibly even lethal.

Santiago has his hands full protecting his sister from a dark curse and his family from a very modern-day psychotic killer. The last thing he needs added to his plate is a neurotic American. Yet something about Erin tugs at his heart so hard he wants to wrap her in his arms and never let go. No matter the risk.

Erin’s attraction to Santiago makes her the killer’s next target. Survival means she must face her greatest fear, solve an ancient murder mystery—and hang on tight to the one man she’s fallen crazy in love with.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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runwolfRUN WOLF
by Keith Melton

Release Date: August 25, 2009

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Urban Fantasy, Shape-shifter

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $3.50

Description: One choice means heartbreak. The other, death.

Nightfall Wolf Clans, Book 1

Leah Kendrick is guilty of only one crime: loving her human mate, Tom, enough to give him the gift of The Bite. The Pack council is merciless, and the punishment swift. In an instant everything she’s ever known is ripped away, and they’re turned out into the long winter with nothing. No money, no car, and no protection from a variety of creatures who’d like nothing more than to take down a lone wolf.

Friendless and broke, they form a daring plan to take back what’s theirs and chase safety north. But the Pack has other ideas. And with time running out it’s about to call their bluff…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

PlayItLoud_w1751_680PLAY IT LOUD
by Gina Lee Nelson

Release Date: August 18, 2009

Word Count: Novel (156 pages)

Subgenre: Contemporary, Sweet

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $4.50

Description: Claire Ashton-Howard strikes out on her own to prove to herself, her Upper East Side family, and Downtown Magazine, she has what it takes to be a journalist. When she rescues Evan Price from the path of an oncoming subway train, she stumbles onto the story of a lifetime.

A devastating motorcycle accident stripped Evan of icon status. Now ready to make a comeback, the former pop star must confront the demons in his past and convince Insignia Braff Music he’s more than a has-been. Drawn to Claire’s passion, Evan allows her into his guarded heart.

Revealing his painful secrets will cement her reputation. Little does Claire know that immersing herself in Evan’s life will cause her to question herself. As the days pass, Claire’s heart and head take sides.

The love of her life? Or the story of her life? She can’t have both.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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Betrayal_w3546_300BETRAYAL
by Kim Amburn

Release Date: August 21, 2009

Word Count: Novel (228 pages)

Subgenre: Romantic Suspense, Spicy

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $6.00

Description: The last thing Louisville corporate attorney Becca Ellis expects to find when she makes an emergency trip home is her sister’s body hanging naked in her bedroom. The sheriff says its suicide, but Becca knows better–and what’s all this about Elizabeth willing the famly home and its contents to the new church in town?

When Mac Holt left the army to care for his dying mother, he never expected to see Becca Ellis again. He’d betrayed her fourteen years ago, and knew it. But when no one else will help her find out what happened to her sister, and someone tries to kill Becca, too, Mac feels he owes it to her to step in and keep her safe for as long as she’s in Sedgefield—whether Becca wants him around or not.

Will they discover the truth about Elizabeth’s killer, the past, and their feelings for each other before time runs out?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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TheDragonAndTheRose_w1575_300THE DRAGON AND THE ROSE
by Gini Rifkin

Release Date: August 21, 2009

Word Count: Novel (384 pages)

Subgenre: Historical, Fantasy, Sensual

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $6.00

Description: He was the Dragon of Normandy. She was the Rose of Flanders. They met in the North of England and together they changed the course of hearts and history. Sir Branoc Valtaigne, ordered to Northumbria by King William II, fights to keep peace along the Scottish border. He is a formidable battle-tested warrior, but as he honors his vows to God, king, and country–a young woman’s smile proves to be his undoing. Martanzia Verheire, tricked into standing as good faith hostage for Flanders, seeks freedom from castle Bamburgh and love from Sir Branoc. As she clings to the Celtic dragon statue given to her by her mother, she leads them all to the brink of an era where true magic will be gone forever but where dreams can still come true.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

THE WILDER ROSE PRESS:

HotHighlandFling_w3563_300HOT HIGHLAND FLING
by Eliza March

Release Date: August 20, 2009

Word Count: Novella (62 pages)

Subgenre: Contemporary, Erotica

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $1.80

Description: Ailsa Jackson is finished dating executives. She’s looking for hot sexual fantasies—“all muscle, stamina and no commitment.” When assigned to interview an American CEO, Colin Fitzgerald, who recently inherited lands and a title in Scotland, she tosses her inhibitions aside to research all the old myths about brawny Highlanders and answer the old burning question—what is under a Scotsman’s kilt?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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Every effort is made to locate and promote eBook romances at all heat levels from sweet to erotica. If you’re the author of an upcoming release, please considering submitting a blurb about your book using this blog’s Your Chance to Brag! page.

**Finally, please note many romance eBooks on the market today have a high heat level. The individual publisher’s websites may caution readers under the age of 18 to discontinue reading excerpts and other material.

Read Full Post »

Here’s a round up new and upcoming releases from a variety of eBook romance publishers for the week of August 17, 2009.

The romance novels and short stories below are not a complete listing of every eBook romance published this week, but rather a sampling from different subgenres**. Information is offered direct from the publishers’ websites, so this round-up should not be considered a review of the individual titles.

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING:

becauseofyouBECAUSE OF YOU
by Mari Carr

Release Date: August 18, 2009

Word Count: Category Length Novel

Subgenre: Comtemporary, Romantic Suspense

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $4.50

Description: Sometimes what you’re looking for is closer than you think.

Jessie’s life is a mess. In the eight hellish months since her husband died in a freak accident, she’s been mugged, her house has been trashed, and now she’s receiving frightening pranks calls. She resists a friend’s offer of a weekend getaway—her grief is still too fresh to consider meeting anyone new.

Then again, since it’s a party for gay men, there won’t be any pressure, right?

ER doctor Caleb James feels perfectly at ease among his gay brother’s friends, but one look at Jessie sparks a sexual tension that’s impossible to ignore. A few drinks and a few hours of conversation later, things move a lot faster than either of them expect. Jessie is left confused and Caleb aches with regret—and love for a woman who is still guarding her heart.

Pressure is the last thing she needs. But as it becomes apparent that her string of misfortunes trace back to her husband’s death, help is what she’s going to get. Caleb’s help…ready or not.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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gradysawakeningGRADY’S AWAKENING
by Bianca D’Arc

Release Date: August 18, 2009

Word Count: Novel Plus

Subgenre: SciFi Romance, Red Hots!

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $6.50

Description: An alien warrior discovers what it is to love…and to share.

Alien super soldier Grady Prime’s missions routinely lead him in unexpected directions, but his latest assignment—to kill a rogue warrior—is far beyond routine. This time he meets a woman who embroils him in an adventure of the highest order. Love.

Gina has lived among aliens so long, she’s lost her fear of them. She is undeniably attracted to Grady, even though their respective duties force them apart. Then, on a mission to a far-flung outpost, an encounter with a man from her past leaves her torn between her flaming desire for Grady, and her still-simmering love for an old flame.

Jim and his group of human dissidents live in secret, away from alien patrols. He has responsibilities, and covert operations to manage. But when Gina re-enters his life, only one thing matters—being with her.

Brought together by chance, the three form an alliance that pushes the boundaries of desire and make unexpected connections that could save the human race from alien conquerors…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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cowboyplanTHE COWBOY PLAN
by Denise Belinda McDonald

Release Date: August 18, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary, Western Romance

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $5.50

Description: Big girls don’t cry over a spilled chocolate milkshake—they run like crazy.

Alex Barrett’s all too “real life” sentence is almost over. She’s spent years being a parent to her siblings—and her flaky mother. What was her reward, other than an empty bed? Nothing. And now that she’s almost free, nothing’s exactly what she plans to do. Except have fun.

One minute she’s one of thousands of panting female fans at hotter-than-hot Drew Hartford’s concert. The next, she’s all wet—and so is he. Okay, so it’s only because she dumped a milkshake all over him.

Drew’s meteoric rise to the top of the country charts is fueled by the swooning women who throw themselves at his feet. Alex? She’s different. When their icy paths cross, she doesn’t throw her panties, she beats a hasty retreat. There’s only one way to keep this intriguing lady around long enough to charm her out of those panties: offer her a job she can’t refuse.

Drew may be every female’s definition of a fantasy man, but a paycheck and a roll in the hay do not a relationship make. Besides, Alex is tired of living 24/7 for someone else. Even a someone who’s offering her dreams of happily ever after…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

LYRICAL PRESS:

sixfootheroSIX FOOT HERO
by Shea McMaster

Release Date: August 17, 2009

Word Count: Super Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary Erotica

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $6.50

Description: Sometimes a woman needs a hero.

Nicole Dahl has some hard decisions to make. Trapped by a job and the troubling attentions of a mentor, she breaks free temporarily on an Alaskan vacation. Once there, instead of the soul-searching and relaxation she’d planned, she meets Logan Schafer, a man who erases her loneliness with his strong, skilled hands.

Logan is mesmerized by Nicole’s emerald eyes and beguiling sense of innocence, but he knows their pasts spell trouble for any hope of a future together. He has a prior claim to deal with once and for all, and Nicole’s so-called mentor is a much bigger threat than she realizes.

Will Nicole let him be her hero?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

ELLORA’S CAVE:

HalfMoonMagickHALF MOON MAGICK
by Liddy Midnight

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Fantasy Romance

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $4.45

Description: The mage Black Isolde has long had visions of a gorgeous, sexy man. When he appears in the flesh, she can’t be certain whether he’s the man of her dreams or a nightmare of the worst kind—a Dark Mage.

Harmon has devoted his life to the destruction of Dark Mages. His work has required him to walk a knife-edge between darkness and light. Isolde’s purity balances the shadows he’s acquired, but he may have spent too long in the darkness to ever be free of its taint.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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SweetTartSWEET TART
by Kris Starr

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Contemporary

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $4.45

Description: Office romances are a big ol’ no-no for Abigail Duncan, once badly burned by a workplace fling. Since then, she’s sworn off men in general and especially those she works with.

It’s a damn shame because Abbie’s coworker Sebastian McCallum is the hottest thing she’s ever seen—and he’s completely off limits! But when her best friend Mimi throws a “naughty edibles” party and Seb turns out to be one of the guests, Abbie decides that, coworker or not, Seb is on the evening’s menu.

Dirty candy is the order of the day and Abbie learns it’s okay to take chances in lust and love.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

LIQUID SILVER BOOKS:

ValuableCargoVALUABLE CARGO
by Paige Tyler

Release Date: August 17, 2009

Word Count: Novel Length

Subgenre: SciFi Romance

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, Rocketbook

Price: $5.95

Description: When Tanna Aldrick and her all-female crew stumble upon a spaceship floating in the middle of nowhere, what they discover is more valuable than anything they could have ever imagined finding – a gorgeous hunk of a man from the twenty-second century, perfectly preserved in cryogenic suspension.

Garrick Carlisle wakes up after seven-hundred years in hypersleep to find that everything and everyone he knew is gone. The only thing that keeps him from completely losing it is the beautiful and sexy, dark-haired ship’s captain who rescued him.

A man like him would bring a high price on the slave blocks and there are a lot of people willing to do anything to get their hands on him. How far will Tanna go to protect her valuable cargo and what will Garrick do to stay with the woman he has come to love?

Free excerpt available at the author’s website.

RED ROSE PUBLISHING:

SoulMateSOUL MATE
by Catherine Bybee

Release Date: August 13, 2009

Word Count: Novella (15.5K words)

Subgenre: Shapeshifter, Paranormal, Hot

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $2.99

Description:

Kari Pearce lives the life of a lone werewolf. No one knows of her affliction, not even her sister. When she hears of a missing child up in the Sequoias, Kari goes on the hunt to find the child and her abductor before tragedy can occur. Saving the child is easy, avoiding the FBI agent associated with the case, is not.

Agent Nick Murdock knows he’s seen Kari before but damn if he can remember where. There’s one thing he knows for sure. Kari Pearce with her blonde hair and piercing blue eyes is hiding something. And Nick is going to find out what.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

FindingHopeFINDING HOPE
by Katie Reus

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel (196 pages)

Subgenre: Romantic Suspense, Spicy

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $4.50

Description: Twenty three years ago, Luke Romanov’s childhood playmate disappeared without a trace. He’s never stopped blaming himself. When the family he works for hires a woman identical to his childhood friend, he’ll stop at nothing to discover her true identity, even if it means betraying her.

What few memories photographer Hope Jennings has of her past aren’t pretty. The monsters from her nightmares make it impossible to completely erase her violent history, but she’s living her life one day at a time. Hired to photograph a wealthy family’s ancestral home in the Caribbean, she expects to work hard, get the job done, and go home.

Instead, Hope finds unexpected passion in the arms of the family’s sexy and dangerous security expert, who has the power to destroy the safe life she’s built for herself. When someone from her past targets her to die, Hope doesn’t know who to trust.

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**Finally, please note the majority of romance eBooks on the market today have a high heat level. The individual publisher’s websites may caution readers under the age of 18 to discontinue reading excerpts and other material.

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intertwinedFrom Diedre Knight’s blog comes another fun piece, this one about the creation of a Harlequin Teen paranormal romance cover.

As an author who would love to see someone make this much fuss over one of my books, the production of the cover for Intertwined by Gena Showalter is both fascinating and a major motivational carrot. The cover artists spent more that a month working on this single cover.

Intertwined will be available for the Kindle and in other eBook formats on September 1. Oh, and I guess it will come out in paper, too.

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Here’s a round up new and upcoming releases from a variety of eBook romance publishers for the week of August 10, 2009.

The romance novels and short stories below are not a complete listing of every eBook romance published this week, but rather a sampling from different subgenres**. Information is offered direct from the publishers’ websites, so this round-up should not be considered a review of the individual titles.

THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

TheCobraMurdersTHE COBRA MURDERS
by Jane Greenhill

Release Date: August 7, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Romantic Suspense, Spicy

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $6.00

Description: Homicide Detective Simon Keirsey spends his spare time working a personal cold case–the unsolved murder of his mother, film star Mary Margaret, thirty years earlier.

Recent killings committed by the murderer the press has dubbed The Cobra Killer unexpectedly tie to his mother’s death and give Simon a renewed sense of vengeance.

Mary Margaret’s mansion now houses the town’s museum and employee Alice McClure is comforted by the ghost who walks the halls humming 1980’s tunes.

As Simon and Alice race against time to determine who the killer is, will they be able to solve the mystery before another victim is claimed and the murderer’s personal vendetta ante is upped?

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING:

GypsyLegacyGYPSY LEGACY: THE EARL
by Denise Patrick

Release Date: August 11, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Historical Romance

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $5.50

Description: A panther. A prince. A promise. Can destiny tie the knot?

During a magical childhood summer, a gypsy woman gave Lady Amanda Cookeson a black panther statuette, promising that the man who came to claim it would also claim her heart. Amanda believes the Earl of Wynton is the prince she has awaited. Yet his reluctance to declare them anything more than friends leaves her wondering if she waited in vain.

If he wasn’t the last of his line, Jon Kenton, Earl of Wynton, wouldn’t marry at all. Since leaving his inheritance to the Crown is out of the question, however, he is compelled to search for the statuette his great-grandmother promised him. His quest leaves him empty handed—and secretly relieved. Finding the statuette would mean embracing the gypsy roots he has long denied.

Amanda is perfect countess material: lovely, admirable and—he thinks—statueless. Their passion is unquenchable…until the gypsy magic Jon thought he’d buried nearly destroys his future with Amanda.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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LuckBeDelanieLUCK BE DELANIE
by Shelli Stevens

Release Date: August 11, 2009

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!

Formats Available: Adobe PDF (SonyReader), HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $3.50

Description: He’s lured her to paradise…and she’s about to discover the price.

Long ago, Delanie made one gigantic mistake. Or committed one small felony, depending on how you look at it. Stealing a coin from a sexy stranger was just a prank to help a sorority sister get revenge. The sleeping with him part was totally unplanned. Yet she holds the memory of that one intense, passionate connection close to her heart—like the coin she still wears around her neck.

Six years later, she’s invited to a beautiful resort in the San Juan Islands to not only accept a donation for an abused women’s shelter, but to consider a job opportunity as well. Instead, she finds herself face-to-face with her past.

Grant has always suspected Delanie stole his rare, lucky coin. He just never knew why—or why she disappeared the morning after their hot night together. After spending years looking for her, he’s lured her right where he wants her. He’ll have his answers, come hell or high water.

And, if things go his way, he’ll have Delanie, too.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

CERRIDWEN PRESS:

ShadowsThroughTimeSHADOWS THROUGH TIME
by Madeline Baker

Release Date: August 13, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Time Travel, Paranormal, Historical Romance

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket (including Kindle)

Price: $6.99

Description: Kelsey St. James is a city girl through and through, unable to understand her grandfather’s fascination with the old West. She likes Starbucks and Donna Karan and would’ve made a lousy pioneer. It’s too bad, then, that she manages to step through a portal in time that takes her back to the old West—and straight into the arms of a tall, dark stranger.

T.K. Reese is a half-breed gambler with a price on his head. The last thing he was looking for was a woman, let alone one wearing tight, bright pink breeches. But before he knows it, he’s looking after Kelsey, teaching her to play poker and rescuing her from thugs.

Somewhere along the way, they find themselves falling in love. But Kelsey doesn’t belong in Reese’s world any more than he belongs in hers. They’re forced to face the possibility that their love is nothing more than a shadow through time.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

ELLORA’S CAVE:

LicketySplit

CREAMY – LICKETY SPLIT
by Amarinda Jones

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Contemporary

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $4.45

Description:What do sex and ice cream have in common? Waverly Astor is about to learn the hard way when she finds herself trapped in a freezer with the hottest hunk she has ever seen. Can lust compete with her true love of ice cream? Is having sex with the hard-bodied god a good idea when they have nothing but hot bodies in common?

Tor Arnett is more than happy to heat up Waverley’s life. She is sex on a stick and he wants to lick every part of her delicious body. The lady is most definitely willing. He has two things on his to-do list—catching a thief and sex with a beautiful woman. Not necessarily in that order.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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ParadiseinChainsPARADISE IN CHAINS
by Mai Ling

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Short Novel

Subgenre: Light Bondage, Contemporary

Formats Available: PDF (SonyReader), HTML (including Kindle), MS Reader, Mobipocket, (including Kindle), Rocketbook

Price: $5.20

Description: She craves a man’s attention… Strong and independent, Georgia longs for love but has failed to meet her equal. Unwilling to settle for a life without passion, she sets a course for Bonkaur Island and the kind of toe-curling sex she’s only read about.

He fulfills sexual fantasies… CEO of Bonkaur Island Fantasy Resort, Jay has imagined Georgia in his bed, and in his life, since he first set eyes on her as a naïve college freshman. When she applies to his resort, asking for a week as a sexual submissive, Jay stacks the deck and plays to be her partner in a sensual game.

When Georgia experiences the attention and heat of true attraction, she yields to Jay’s every command. But before long, it’s the Master who becomes enslaved.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

RED ROSE PUBLISHING:

DoubleOutAndBack-200x300DOUBLE OUT AND BACK
by Lisa Lipkind Leibow

Release Date: August 13, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary, Chick Lit, Interracial/Multicultural

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $5.99

Description: Not every woman who rides the fertility treatment roller coaster winds up like Octomom!

Who will find friends, family, and fertility?

Three women’s lives are intricately intertwined, as Amelia Schwartz and Summer Curtis struggle with the complex dynamics of intrafamily embryo adoption, and Chandy Markum strives to make her patients’ dreams a reality. They must confront the painful reality that, no matter what technology humans devise to manipulate reproduction, prolong life, and construct family units, they have not yet mastered control over their beginnings and endings.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

WHITE ROSE PUBLISHING:

ItHappenedOneHurricaneIT HAPPENED ONE HURRICANE
by Carla Rossi

Release Date: August 7, 2009

Word Count: Novelette (41 pages)

Subgenre: Sweet, Inspirational

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $2.00

Description: When Pittsburgh native Amber Kensington moves to the Texas Gulf coast to take a job, hurricane season is the last thing on her mind. That is until a massive storm named Ike appears, destined to make a direct hit just miles from her apartment. Evacuation is the answer, but what happens when your car won’t cooperate?

Alex Clarke has seen his share of tropical weather, but it never gets any easier. A childhood experience with lightning has left him fearful of storms. Still, his greatest desire is to participate in his church’s outreach program and assist hurricane victims. Now he’s discovered his new neighbor is stranded. Can he convince her to go with him? And can Amber and Alex find God’s comfort and healing despite the raging storm?

LIQUID SILVER BOOKS:

herwolfHER WOLF
by Rebecca Royce

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel Length

Subgenre: Shapeshifter Paranormal Romance

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket, Rocketbook

Price: $5.95

Description: Ashlee Morrison has a secret obsession—with a dark and mysterious male. The only problem is that he’s a wolf and she’s becoming convinced that she’s insane. But Ashlee’s wolf is no ordinary canine; he is Tristan Kane, third son in the royal family of the Westervelt Wolf pack.

Trapped in his wolf form by his evil father’s men, Tristan has desperately sought a way out of predicament and is shocked to find that the sad but beautiful redhead who has come to the wolf cage can not only hear him, but awakens in him the knowledge that she is his mate, the other half of his soul.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

RED SAGE PUBLISHING:

totouchawomanTO TOUCH A WOMAN
by Alice Gaines

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Historical, Me’nage a Trois, Paranormal

Formats Available: PDF, HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket

Price: $4.50

Description: Edward and Margaret Sinclair are very much in love and would be deliriously happy in their marriage except for one thing – as good Victorians, neither have had much experience with the marital act. As a result, sex is painful for Margaret and frustrating for Edward. They encounter a mysterious stranger named Trey who may be able to help them solve their problem. However, both husband and stranger will have to make love to Margaret if Edward is to learn how to touch his woman.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.


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Every effort is made to locate and promote eBook romances at all heat levels from sweet to erotica. If you’re the author of an upcoming release, please considering submitting a blurb about your book using this blog’s Your Chance to Brag! page.

**Finally, please note the majority of romance eBooks on the market today have a high heat level. The individual publisher’s websites may caution readers under the age of 18 to discontinue reading excerpts and other material.

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Nothing on TV today? Well then, kick back and enjoy these fabulous romance novel trailers for current and upcoming eBook releases.

Bonded by Need by Nina Pierce

Ellora’s Cave ~ August 7, 2009

Amarinda Jones Compilation Trailer
for Several Romance Novels

Though it doesn’t promote a current release, this and two other trailers about the author were recently uploaded to YouTube. Because they’re so well done, I believed at least one of them deserved a posting here.

Soul Mate by Catherine Bybee

Red Rose ~ August 20, 2009

Discovery in Passion by Shiela Stewart

Breathless Press ~ September 1, 2009

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
By Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

Quirk Press ~ September 15, 2009

Guilty. You caught me. This isn’t an eBook release. I’m not even certain it’s a romance in this present incarnation. But the trailer is brilliant.

Would you like to see your trailer here next Sunday?

Send me the link to your trailer on YouTube or Google Video. I’m especially interested in including some trailers from the sweeter side, as well as romantic suspense and urban fantasy.

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Also found in Monday’s Publishers Weekly…

Writer Gwenda Bond profiled the erotica and erotic romance markets with an in-depth article “Selling Sex in a Recession: Erotica.” Interviewed for the piece was Ellora’s Cave publisher Raelene Gorlinski, who reassured anyone who might be worried that the vampire as a romance hero is, pardon the pun, immortal. Readers, so far, show no signs that they are tiring of this undead alpha male.

Personally, I’ll take a dog over a dead guy any day, but then I’m a serious lover of werewolf romance. I won’t argue, however, that there continues to be something insanely seductive about the intimate contact in vampire erotica. Neither do the readers who support book after vampire book from EC and other publishers.

The vampire, says Ellora’s Cave publisher Raelene Gorlinski, is still a favorite for both online and print readers. The popular online publisher focuses on e-books and features an entire vampire-centered section, including releases like Ann Jacobs’s Eternal Triangle and Amarinda Jones’s Run the Gantlet. “You think, we can’t take another vampire story,” says Gorlinski. “But they are still selling.”

Another reason to cheer the feature in PW, is this reaffirmation of the marketing strength of short fiction, which in some respects, is where eBooks have it over print.

While the short story and novella may be languishing in other genres, erotica readers clearly have an affinity for the collection and anthology formats. The crossover with the romance audience is probably why readers gravitate toward these books, which can offer a diverse array of stories between the same covers…The paranormal is no stranger to these popular shorter formats.

True, PW spends much of the article talking about just that, anthologizing short works into print collections, but many times those shorter works start life as eBooks. If you want a thorough briefing on where the top editors from Pocket, Kensington, Harlequin and others stand at the moment re: paranormal, historical, and contemporary erotica and erotic romance, I would highly recommend giving the article a read.

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