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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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Pink Petal BooksIt may be disguised as a competition, but it’s still a bona fide opportunity for romance writers. eBook publisher Pink Petal Books recently announced a Covers Seeking Authors contest on their website.

Mock-ups of two romance novel/novella covers are posted on the site to serve as inspiration for authors to submit stories of at least 25K words that fit the titles “Beautiful Release” or “Storm Surge.” Deadline to submit your manuscript is Halloween.

Two manuscripts will be chosen from those entered and their authors given standard contracts with Pink Petal Books.

Good luck!

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It’s Friday! Time to let everything go and reward yourself for surviving the week.

Here are links to ten free eBook romances from a sampling of websites and subgenres to relax with over the weekend. Some are newer, some are older print books offered free in eBook format. Still others are short little bites that are probably meant as a way to introduce readers to an author.

I’ve only had the chance to read My Soul to Lose, which I liked, so I’ll be interested to hear what you think. Is free fiction still good fiction?

Books are listed in order of length, shortest to longest.

Siren by Raina James

Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Subgenre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: 6 pages (2.5K Words)
Formats: Adobe PDF, HTML

The Siren is the hottest nightclub in town, but not as hot as its main attraction: a sexy, blue-skinned “nymph” who spends her nights as the aquatic exotic dancer in its signature tropical fish tank. Unfortunately for unsavoury club owner Trevor Stone, Tia isn’t everything she seems.

Rose Wars by Amy Corwin

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Subgenre:
Historical
Length: 6 pages (2.5K Words)
Formats: Adobe PDF, MSReader, HTML

Mary Landry stared with mingled aggravation and excitement at Lord Stafford’s back as he strode away. The devil! He demanded she steal from her own father! Nonetheless, a breathless tingle of excitement curled through her at the wicked thought.

Twisted Sex and Happenstance by KyAnn Walters

Publisher: Wilder Rose
Subgenre: Erotica, Contemporary
Length: 6 pages (2.5K words)
Formats: Adobe PDF, ePub (also available direct from publisher’s website in MS Reader and HTML)

When a twister rolls across Kansas, Mick and Katy grab their most cherished possession and flee to the storm cellar. In the face of danger will they discover what is truly important?

Stakeout for Love by Christie Walker Bos

Publisher: Cerridwen Press
Subgenre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short-short
Formats: Adobe PDF, HTML, MSReader, Mobipocket, Rocketbook

Dating websites suck. Skylar’s found that members lie about everything. And photo manipulation is rampant—don’t get her started on the guy with the surprise peg leg. She’d rather be a workaholic than take her chances on another loser with mad Photoshopping skills. Skylar’s best friend Cath, however, has some unconventional methods to help her snag a mate—including a stakeout, complete with donuts and binoculars. Well, what does Skylar have to lose?

Friends with Benefits by Cat Johnson

Publisher: Linden Bay Press
Subgenre: Erotica, Contemporary
Length: Novelette (8K Words)
Formats: Adobe PDF, HTML, ePub

Meg thinks she is getting the best of both worlds when she and her friend Jeff decide to start having sex with no strings attached, until Meg suddenly finds that, strings or not, she has become attached to Jeff. The question is, does Jeff feel the same, or is there a new woman in his life?

Magic at Midnight by Jasmine Aherne

Publisher: Pink Petal Books
Subgenre: Contemporary
Length: Novelette (11K words)
Format: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Reader, HTML, Mobipocket, Epub

When Ginny gets dumped at a New Year’s Eve party, she refuses to go home. Instead, an impromptu stop at a bar leads her to Ryan, who makes it a very memorable new year indeed.

Weaved for Pleasure by Stella and Audra Price

Publisher: Tease Publishing
Subgenre: Erotica, Paranormal
Length: Novella (16K words)
Formats: Adobe PDF

When Nora is willed a beautiful house on a bluff, and a musty old curio shop from a distant relation, She thought it would be great way to start over after her divorce. While cleaning the store room, a carpet unrolls and a very naked and sexy man pops out offering her a month of sultry passion… and three wishes.

The Wild’s Call by Jeri Smith-Ready

Publisher: Luna
Subgenre: Fantasy, Futuristic Romance
Length: Novella
Formats: Kindle, iPod, iPhone (also available from publisher’s website, but only as a book read online at their site).

It is seven years after the collapse of modern civilization, and the world is entering a new Dark Age. Can best friends Elysia and Darien trust the animal spirits that are beckoning them to escape into the wilderness and create a new way of life? And will they give in to the mutual passion they’ve always denied?

My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Subgenre: Paranormal
Length: Novella
Formats: This one is all over the web. If HQN, doesn’t have your format, try your favorite eBook retailer.

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it’s the worst day of her life.

Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit…Everyone thinks she’s crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities….

Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson

Publisher: Kimani Press
Subgenre: Multicultural, Contemporary
Length: Full-length novel
Formats: Available for free from nearly every eBook retailer. The link above is to the Kindle, but available for Sony and most other formats at other websites.

One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele’s is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments…just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying.

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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