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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 September 28, 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:

boundbydesignBOUND BY DESIGN
by Natasha Moore

Release Date: September 29, 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 may bind her body, but can he bind her heart?

Jenn spends her days crafting custom-designed slave jewelry, but wear a collar herself? No, thanks. Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. That whole Master/slave scene was too much of a roller coaster ride. Then Scott, an architect with a dominant side, enters her life. Something about him makes her body come alive with longings for another taste of the lifestyle.

Scott’s life fell apart when he tried to deny his dominant tendencies. He’s determined to convince Jenn that denying her submissive needs would be a big mistake. Her response is so strong, so sweet, he finds himself falling again and falling apart for the smart and sexy sub.

Suddenly, something he thought he’d never have seems within reach—a forever love tied up in a nice leather bow. But any mention of 24/7 sends Jenn flying away in panic. If any real healing is to take place, he’ll need to take a giant step back and design a new approach using ropes, chains…and a whole lot of trust.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

CERRIDWEN PRESS:

UnfoldingShadowsUNFOLDING THE SHADOWS
by Katie O’Sullivan

Release Date: October 1, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

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

Price: $6.99

Description: Jillian has worked hard to close the doors on her past and the psychic abilities that defined her youth. For sixteen years, she’s ignored the ghosts who still try to whisper to her. Even her controlling husband Kyle has no idea that his wife can talk to spirits. But on the day after Christmas, her great aunt’s car smashes head-on with a commuter train and Jillian finds herself on a collision course with ghosts who refuse to remain in the shadows any longer.

Long-hidden secrets are coming to light and Jillian’s life has to change to accommodate them. With the help of her friends and a substantial inheritance, she sets her life in a new direction, but Kyle’s not about to lose out on his share of Jillian’s inheritance—even if he has to kill her to get it.

Excerpt available at publisher’s website.

ELLORA’S CAVE:

ellorascavemenELLORA’S CAVEMEN: FLAVORS OF ECSTASY III
by
Angelia Sparrow, Cheryl Dragon, Courtney Bee, Fiona Jayde, Lyla Sinclair, Naomi Brooks, Sherry James

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: 6 Stories/Super Novel Length (judging by cover price)

Subgenre: Erotic Romance Anthology which includes Paranormal, Contemporary, Historical, Suspense

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

Price: $9.99

Description: Cherry Tart by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks

In 1896, disgraced Chastity is sent to the New Abilene Colony on Jupiter’s moon of Io. Resigned to a fast marriage in order to save her nonexistent virtue, she doesn’t count on falling hard and lustfully for handsome Ulysses. During the six-month trip, the virile Outrider, whose favorite part of his job is lassoing and riding asteroids away from the ship, meets his match in this petite redhead. Chastity teaches him in delicious detail exactly why her name fits her so badly.

Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Panties by Courtney Bee

Kate’s plan to become editor at a male-dominated publishing house just suffered a major setback, and to make matters worse, the cocky but handsome IT guy is on his own quest—to make Kate his.

One night Kate succumbs to his brash charm, shocked as he loosens her prim bun and bends her over for a spanking. Ashamed to admit she’s just had the best sex of her life, Kate has to make a decision—keep control, forfeiting sexual bliss for a dream career, or embark on a sexual journey where she surrenders all power.

Eight Seconds by Sherry James

Erotic writer Taylor Westfall needs fresh inspiration. Who better to help her research sexual techniques than professional bull rider Devlin McCord? Devlin’s red-hot reputation proves his riding skills aren’t limited to the arena. Taylor’s sure he can get her juices—creative and otherwise—flowing if she can find the nerve to proposition him.

Devlin is tired of one-night stands and life on the road. He wants the girl he’s loved since high school. When Taylor tells him she needs to have sex with him, he’s ready…and he’s got more than eight seconds in him.

Pitch Black by Fiona Jayde

Breathless seduction in a glass elevator above a darkened Kiev covers up the deactivation of Katherine Belaya’s implanted GPS tracker. Nicholai Rostov may have just saved her life or led her into a trap set by the Russians. Her lust for him is simple nerves, adrenaline pumped high by the threat of bullets. As they fight for survival, Kate’s trust in Nick may be the only thing keeping them alive.

Shifting Sides by Cheryl Dragon

In spite of being held captive by sadistic scientists, shifters Kiren and Breman forged a relationship. The evacuation of Earth forced them apart but their mutual lust never died. Now Breman has the chance to bring Kiren back to the rebel colony with him.

Cat-shifter Kiren has missed her dragon-shifter mate and when Breman catches up with her on Old Earth, their lust gets the best of them—for once without limits or spectators. Finally sharing all their secrets, Breman has a plan. Freedom and passion are within reach if they can escape the assassins in orbit.

The Johnson Obsession by Lyla Sinclair

From her balcony, Vivian secretly sketches her sexy wet neighbor while he swims and lounges at the apartment pool each evening.  When he shows up at her door one night, she’s sure he’s there to deliver some misdirected mail. But suddenly, Duke is dominating her, carrying out sexual plans that she could only dream of—exactly the one’s she’s dreamed of, in fact. He knows the contents of her dirty little fantasies. But will he see it through to the ending she’d never dared ask of any man?

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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RevMeUpREV ME UP
by Adele Dubois

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary Erotic Romance with Latin Theme

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

Price: $5.95

Description: Lisa has always been a Good Girl. When she flashes her breasts at the hunk riding by on his Harley, her wild impulse seems like harmless fun. How could she know he’d hit the curb and land at her feet? To make amends with the cop from Santa Fe, Lisa agrees to a cocktail with him. When she slides on the bike and wraps her arms around Antonio’s buff body, they take off on the ultimate ride.

Antonio’s in town for his brother’s graduation before heading to FBI training. Lisa’s there to break up with her cheating midshipman boyfriend. Revenge sex with a hot cop may be the perfect way to unleash her inner Bad Girl. But can she keep her feelings casual?

With sexy Antonio by her side and the lust blazing between them, this Bad Girl may have a chance to have it all. As long as an ex-boyfriend out for revenge doesn’t destroy her new happiness.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

thecaretaker_w1983_300THE CARETAKER
by
Gabriella Lucas

Release Date: October 2, 2009

Word Count: 2 Novellas (260 pages total)

Subgenre: Fantasy Romance, Spicy

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: NA

Description: A WOMAN ACHING TO FIND LOVE AND PASSION . . .

Nikki Quinn, fresh off an acrimonious divorce, is looking for a place to live with her eleven-year-old daughter, a new job–and love. When she inherits her best friend’s mansion, she has no idea that her friend’s ghost lingers there, nor does she know that the spirit of Paddy Doyle, cursed over two hundred years ago, comes with the property. The truth about what really happened so long ago is buried deep within the recesses of Nikki’s mind.

Attracted to her new boss, Michael Williams, but mesmerized by Paddy’s spirit and haunted by ghosts of the 1798 Irish Rebellion, Nikki straddles two worlds, as well as her past life and her present one.

A MAN AFRAID TO LOVE AGAIN . . .

Nikki’s new boss, attorney Michael Williams, lost his wife in a tragic accident six years ago. When he meets Nikki, his heart tells him yes but his head tells him no. It’s always been easy for Michael to walk away from a beautiful woman, but his feelings for Nikki are different. They reach deep into his heart; they transcend pain and time. When he finally opens his heart to her, he cannot begin to imagine how the ghosts of Ireland will affect his future . . . and threaten his life.

Drawn into a loop of reincarnation and the supernatural, their lives hang in the balance.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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sleepingwithskel_w4279_300SLEEPING WITH SKELETONS
by
Doralynn Kennedy

Release Date: October 2, 2009

Word Count: Novel (272 pages)

Subgenre: Romantic Suspense, Spicy

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $6.00

Description: Former CIA operative Margaret Garrison is not the woman she appears to be when she arrives in rural Ireland, hoping to find a quiet respite from running for her life. The last thing she needs is to catch the eye of Aidan Grimes, the wildly popular Irish actor filming the movie Jane Eyre in Ballyrick.
Rumored to have broken a thousand hearts, Aidan is also a man of many surprises. The very secrecy that shrouds Margaret compels him to want to know more about her, which inadvertently alerts her enemies to her location and threatens not only Margaret’s life, but those of the people around her.
Between Aidan, his father, and a little girl desperately in need of a mother, Margaret discovers a life she has always dreamed of but never dared hoped for. But with the skeletons from her past drawing nearer each day, can love triumph over evil, or is it all just a myth?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

RED ROSE PUBLISHING:

HelloKeyshiaWilliams-200x300HELLO: KEYSHIA WILLIAMS
THE WILLIAM SISTERS: BOOK I

by Marie Rochelle

Release Date: September 24, 2009

Word Count: Novella (30K words)

Subgenre: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural

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

Price: $2.99

Description: Hotel/spa owner Keyshia Williams is used to being the good older sister and daughter that her family depends on. She always follows the rules and doesn’t have spontaneous bone in her body. She has given up on love deciding to devote her time to working at her business Family Affair along with dishing out unwanted advice to her three younger sisters, but all of that changes when Steven Weber walks through the door.

Tabloid journalist Steven Weber has grown tired of the scandal that comes along with his job. He is no longer interested in making money off a celebrity’s misfortune, so he decides to take a much needed vacation. He isn’t thinking about a woman or a relationship when he walks through the doors of Family Affair, but he quickly changes his mind after one soft spoken word – Hello.

Will the good sister find something that tempts her to take a walk on the wild side with bad boy Steven Weber or will she continue to think love is not going to find its way to her door?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

LOOSE ID:

MB_ATrickoftheMoon_coverlgA TRICK OF THE MOON
by Melinda Barron

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary Multicultural Romantic Suspense, Erotica, Ménage à trois

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

Price: $5.99

Description: Big, beautiful woman Maura Atwell has put away her attorney shoes to run her father’s guest ranch while he recovers from a stroke. When what looks to be a Native American kiva is discovered on her father’s land, she does what any good attorney would do: she has it investigated.

Archeologist Declan Littlecreek has wanted Maura since they were in college. Knowing sex and friendship don’t always mix, he kept things from getting too heavy. Now that Maura is asking for his help in exploring her new find, he’s all game. And he’s ready to explore the attraction between them if she is.

Declan and his best friend, policeman Dario Fuentes, travel to the Full Moon Ranch to see what they can learn. While the threesome explores the kiva, they also discover a passion that burns hot between the three of them, binding them together. Will it survive the end of the exploration or will it turn out to be just a trick of the moon?

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KD_DominatingVic_coverlgDOMINATING VICTORIA
by Kitty DuCane

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Paranormal Shapeshifter Romantic Suspense, BDSM

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

Price: $4.99

Description: Victoria McLain’s dad was the best DEA agent ever, but now he’s dead and Victoria’s hell-bent on making the responsible Colombian cartel leader pay. Even though she’s not DEA, her dad trained her as DEA and she plans to use all her training to extract revenge. Her only problem is Hayden Hunt.

Hayden Hunt is a DEA agent and a werewolf. His wolf senses are a blessing when Victoria’s lying to him and a curse when her emotional pain bleeds. Even though he doesn’t know the reckless beauty he’s hunting by name, he knows her and he’s determined to keep his mate from her revenge, especially since she doesn’t plan to survive.

Brought together by circumstance, Victoria and Hayden spend their days battling each other and fill their nights with passion as Hayden takes and claims his mate again and again.

But when Victoria discovers that Hayden’s the only survivor of the ambush that killed her dad, she wonders if he’s the mole in the DEA she’s been looking for. Hayden will have to prove himself again, if he’s going to keep dominating Victoria.

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.

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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.

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