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Below are reports of recent sales of romance manuscripts within the eBook market, listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name.

Author: Stephanie Adkins
Title: Enough
Subgenre: Contemporary erotic romance
Length: Novella
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: February 2010

When do you cross the line between too much and not enough? When Morgan Shay’s life dangles on the line, the answer becomes painfully clear.

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Author: Eden Bradley
Title:
Winter Solstice (First of four novellas in the Celestial Seductions series)
Subgenre:
Contemporary erotic romance, Paranormal Romance
Length:
12K – 18K
Publisher:
Samhain
Release Date:
Winter Solstice releases in December 2009, remaining three in 2010.

Love with a beautiful stranger. Or maybe it’s not so strange, if you believe in destiny…

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Author: Marisa Chenery
Title: Goddess Revealed-Bast’s Perfume
Subgenre: Paranormal/Shape Shifter
Length: 15K
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Release Date: TBA

Slade Nelson admires the Egyptian perfume jar that his business partner sends to their antique store. Opening the jar, Slade can’t get enough of the intoxicating perfume it once held. But he gets a bigger surprise when a cat appears in his house after he removes the lid from the jar and shape shifts into a gorgeous woman he can’t resist.

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Author: Marisa Chenery
Title: The Wolf in the Woods
Subgenre: Werewolf Erotic romance
Length: 15K
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Release Date: July 2010

Lost in the woods when on a camping trip during the Canada Day long weekend at Algonquin Park with her grandmother, Red finds herself chased by a large male wolf.  Shocked when the wolf shape shifts into a gorgeous man, she is unable to tell him no when he takes her into his arms and kisses her senseless.

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Author: Gini Rifkin
Title: Lady Gallant
Subgenre: Victorian romance set during the Crimean war
Length: 345 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: May 2010

With bombs bursting in air, Josephine Posey (a nurse in Florence nightingale’s brigade) and Garrick Allen (Britain’s first war correspondent) fall in love. Can they survive the Crimean war, a black-market scheme, and their own troubled pasts?

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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 14, 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:

cabinfeverCABIN FEVER
by Alisha Rai

Release Date: September 15, 2009

Word Count: Category Length Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!

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

Price: $4.50

Description: Love isn’t something she thinks she needs…until it lands right on her doorstep.

Genevieve Boden is a witch and doesn’t care who knows. The townspeople’s fear of her keeps away those who have hurt her before—like the local men of authority. Besides, a life of exile deep in the woods of West Virginia is due punishment, she figures, for the part she played in her mother’s death. If she’s alone, no one need know that the trauma took away her powers.

Then she finds a bloody, fatally wounded man slumped on her porch. In an instant, her healing ability reawakens—and that’s not all. He stirs a hunger beyond her wildest dreams. But a relationship with the new chief of police? Not a chance.

Alex Rivera isn’t sure how he survived, but he’s certain his beautiful savior did more than just bandage his wounds. Captivated by this wary angel and stunned by the depth of emotion he feels for her, he vows to discover her secrets. After all, thanks to the raging snowstorm, they have nothing to do but share body heat.

Their sizzling attraction goes straight to their hearts. So could a killer’s bullet…once whoever shot Alex finds them.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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ifyoubelieveIF YOU BELIEVE
by Crystal Jordan

Release Date: September 15, 2009
Word Count: Short Story

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!

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

Price: $2.50

Description: There’s only one man she needs to believe in. Him.

When it comes to her love life, the name of Aubrey Mathison’s coffee shop says it all: “Bean There, Done That”. There’s only one harmless man in her life right now—the homeless one parked outside the shop. Except the crazy things he says keep coming true.

She has to laugh at “You’ll meet your soul mate today”, though. Divorce taught her that men as gorgeous as sexy police chief Price Delacroix are not to be trusted. She’s totally up for a one-night stand, but more than that? No, thanks.

Price bears his own scars from the past, but he knows instantly that Aubrey is his. How to convince her he wants more than to be her personal jungle gym? Cut her off. That means no more mattress gymnastics—until she starts seeing things his way.

Aubrey is just as determined Price’s campaign to wear down her resistance is going to fail, no matter how wickedly determined he is. Until her resident prophet spouts a new prediction: her soul mate’s life is in danger…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

RED ROSE PUBLISHING:

BikerBabeInBlack-200x300BIKER BABE IN BLACK
by Debra Kayn

Release Date: September 10, 2009

Word Count: Category Length Novel (44K words)

Subgenre: Contemporary

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $3.99

Description:

Even on her motorcycle, Margarine Butter, can’t outrun the bad luck that continues to follow her around. Fired from her second job in less than a week all because of some man, she’s got two options: Hit the rode on her Motorcycle and find another job, or call it quits and go back to The Chromes and Wheels Gang. At the rate she’s going, she’ll never achieve her dream of buying a home where she can plant some roots.

Business Tycoon, Remy Montgomery, can’t believe the waitress refused his offer and rode off on a Harley Davidson without a second thought. Determined to get the biker babe in bed, he tracks her down and offers her a job she can’t refuse.

Is Margarine’s luck changing or is she making a horrible mistake?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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LostInHisArms-200x300LOST IN HIS ARMS
by M.S. Spencer

Release Date: September 10, 2009

Word Count: Novel (61K words)

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Action/Adventure

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $5.99

Description: In an era electric with possibility and peril Chloe Gray, political writer, and Michael Keller, CIA troubleshooter, meet under curiously conventional circumstances. Despite the instantaneous sparks, they both sense there is more between them than physical attraction. Chloe’s professional detachment from the dramatic world events of the 1990s—a disintegrating USSR, Middle East peace talks, and Vietnam’s reemergence on the world stage—dissolves as their love affair intensifies. Michael appears and disappears at unpredictable moments, leaving her limp and lovelorn. Is he using her or protecting her? In her quest for answers, she is yanked into the dangerous world of Michael’s work—in Washington, DC, in France, and in Spain. Looking for safe harbor (for her emotions? or her body?), she submits to the advances of a dashing French diplomat. Will she embrace the luxury and comfort of Emile and his chateau or the romance of international intrigue with Michael?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.


CERRIDWEN PRESS:

garethsgambitGARETH’S GAMBIT
by Jean Hart Stewart

Release Date: September 17, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Historical Fantasy Romance

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

Price: $5.95

Description: It is 1919. Gareth Townsend, Viscount Hunter, admits two women and a child to his manor house, even though he senses they bring trouble with them. His mage’s power demands he helps others with his magical skills. Even as Morgana scorns his abilities Gareth tries to help her sister find her malicious husband Frank. But Gareth’s gifts plus those of his twin sister cannot turn Amy from her self-destructive path.

Morgana is left with the child Katie, whom she adores, and tries to protect her from her father. When Frank turns his lecherous eyes on Morgana, Gareth realizes he must stop him with any means possible, including all his magic.

In addition, he suspects Frank might turn out to be the spy Gareth has been seeking. His country, his beautiful Morgana, and the adorable child are all dependent on his skill as a descendant of Merlin.

Excerpt available at publisher’s website.

ELLORA’S CAVE:

rodeoheatRODEO HEAT
by Desiree Holt

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary Western Romance, Erotica

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

Price: $5.95

Description: Maybe it’s the animalistic heat of the rodeo—or the pin with special powers that the old woman all but forces her to buy…

Whatever it is, within seconds of meeting rodeo rider Ben Lovell, Grace Delany’s safe world crumbles in a voluptuous explosion of lust. Every night is something new. From the handcuffs to the intriguing sex toys, Grace gives in to it all, relishing her body’s responses to this younger man. As Ben leads her from one earth-shattering climax to another, as her body softens and opens to him, all she can do is hang on for dear life and follow his lead.

But when the rodeo is over, it may prove impossible to walk away from the man who’s taken her on an outrageous journey of self-discovery…a man with no sexual limits or boundaries.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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kittenKITTEN
by Amanda Sidhe

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Vampire Romance, ménage à trois

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

Price: $4.45

Description: Only a rare human can sense the Summoning of a vampire. The call lures Jamie from her safe life into the seductive clutches of a vampire clan. Bestowed the nickname of Kitten, Jamie is anything but weak. The two young vampires who Summoned her desire to transform her into their “Summon”, to satisfy their every physical and sexual need, but not even a mind-blowing ménage a trois is enough to convince Kitten she’s cut out to be a servant to a couple of vampires. Their master, a Kinsman known as Deacon, has other plans for Kitten. Using her sexuality to take control of her destiny, Kitten discovers the true power of the vampire.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

StarsInHerEyes_w2553_680STARS IN HER EYES
by
Beverly Bretton-Carroll

Release Date: September 8, 2009

Word Count: Short Story (28 pages)

Subgenre: Contemporary, Sweet

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $2.00

Description: If Dream Man never comes knocking, at least she’ll own the door. That’s 28-year-old paralegal Karen’s new plan, anyhow, to buy her own home, and the reason she’s been working every weekend– until she bends to her best friend’s pressure to spend a Saturday at the wave pool. Determined not to be derailed by another dead-end relationship, she avoids looking at the cute curly-haired guy—his friends call him Spence– carousing out in the waves. But the tide turns as she’s caught unaware, a wave pool virgin on her first time in, and swept into a head-on collision with one of his friends. When she manages to stand and open her eyes, the world has disappeared. She sees only Spence surrounded by dancing stars. Has she been knocked silly, or is he gazing right back at her?

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

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HisKeeper_w2728_300HIS KEEPER
by
Brandy Jordan

Release Date: September 10, 2009

Word Count: Novel (304 pages)

Subgenre: Romantic Suspense, Spicy

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $6.00

Description: Tina Bond has found her dream job. But before she starts her new career, she has one last security assignment: protect a federal witness in an upcoming trial. She never imagined the ‘witness’ would be the very man who’d intrigued and repulsed her the first time they’d met. Nor did she imagine the kind of stakes she’d be facing – stakes that would bring her past full circle and shake the very fiber of her soul. Matt Lawson has one goal left – finish his latest book then set sail to where no one will demand more of him than he wants to give. The only thing standing in his way is a sexy bodyguard assigned to protect him from those who want him silenced – forever. Now he finds himself trying to protect her, while also attempting to shield his heart from a woman whose past could turn his world upside down.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

LIQUID SILVER BOOKS:

lonelynomoreLONELY NO MORE
by Selena Illyira

Release Date: September 14, 2009

Word Count: Not provided

Subgenre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance

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

Price: Price Not Given

Description: Five years ago on Halloween, author William Moore carelessly broke up with a witch. Needless to say, she didn’t take it well. Cursed to a lonely non-life as a ghost, locked in his own home, he never expected to do more than exist in the world his ex had created. Except now he’s got a new roommate in the form of fellow author, Alyssa Washington. Nor did he anticipate the undeniable attraction to her. As their feelings grow for one another, he curses his ex and yearns to become mortal once again.

Can his new found feelings give him what he wishes for most?

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 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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Below are reports of recent sales of romance manuscripts within the eBook market, listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name.

Author: Julia Knight
Title: Love Is My Sin ( Book 2 in the Oathcursed series)
Subgenre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Samhain
Length: 87K Words
Release Date: 1.12.10

If the fate of your soul rested on your given word, what would it take for you to break it? When Lord Hunter falls for the one woman he cannot have, he can keep only one thing intact; his heart or his soul.

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Author: Rae Lori
Title: A Feast of Shadows
Subgenre: Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Cyberpunk
Length: 80K Words
Publisher: Eirelander Publishing
Release date: March 2010

The President of the Tech Corporation in the western hemisphere, has been shot in cold blood. His killer, Raven Blackheart, is the most wanted woman in the world….and the last hope for the survival of everyone left on Earth.

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Author: Marie-Nicole Ryan
Title: Seducing the Sheriff
Subgenre: erotic historical western
Length: 43K words
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release date: 12.15.09

Half dressed and going for naked… She’s not taking no for an answer…No means no…until it runs head-on into yes, yes, yes…

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Have you made a sale within the last 60 days? Submit your news for the next sales report. Though there is no set day of the week for this feature, sales reports are posted regularly, as reports accumulate.

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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 7, 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.

LOOSE ID:

IM_YellowstoneWild_coverlgYELLOWSTONE WILD
by India Masters

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novella

Subgenre: Contemporary, Erotica, Ménage à trois

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

Price: $4.99

Description: Libby Wild is a world famous photographer, working for an upscale travel magazine and living the good life. A firm believer in the credo, “You can never go home again,” she’s horrified when she’s assigned to do just that, go home to Wyoming and do a photo spread on Yellowstone National Park.

Identical twins Bodie and Ty Cade lived with a secret shame that prompted them to torment camera toting Libby Wild all throughout high school. Ten years later, feeling guilty over their treatment of her, they want to make it up the best way they know how: by giving her more pleasure than any woman has ever experienced.

But Libby’s not interested, or so she says. Fortunately for them, Libby’s body says different. It’s not hard to manipulate her situation to their advantage and convince her to accept them as backcountry guides. And, if the twins have their way, they’ll show her that Yellowstone’s scenery isn’t the only thing that will leave her breathless.

Free excerpt available at publisher’s website.

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING:

AnotherTimeAroundANOTHER TIME AROUND
by Catherine Wade

Release Date: September 8, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance

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

Price: $5.50

Description: Love haunts…

Brin Maxwell once lived the ultimate rock-n-roll fantasy as the wife of the frontman for Hell’s Fury. It all ended in a flash—literally—with a lightning bolt that took Max’s life and left hers in suspended animation.

Two years later she’s ready to move on, but there’s a stumbling block: her sanity. Max’s ghost has decided to haunt her, and he’s got a bad habit of showing up at the most inconvenient moments. Like when she’s about to plant a long wet one on event planner David Lyle, the man she hopes will resurrect her love life.

David is real, solid, and makes her heart do the tango. He’s also curiously inept at his job—yet he has certain other talents that leave her wondering just what he’s hiding in his shadowy past.

Then there are the death threats. As they escalate from notes slipped under her door to full-scale, Kodak-moment terror, Brin realizes Max’s return is no coincidence. And that the only one she can turn to is David.

The man with the skills to save her life—unless he’s there to take it…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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MylaatMoonlightMYLA BY MOONLIGHT
by Inez Kelley

Release Date: September 8, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Fantasy Romance

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

Price: $5.50

Description: Magic bites…

Created at Prince Taric’s birth, Myla is a spell, an enchantment designed to appear and protect him when he needs it most. She has always been content to do her duty…until one night of forbidden passion leaves her longing to experience life—and love—as a mortal woman. Yet the risk is too great. Even if her blood runs as red as his, she can never give him the one thing he needs: a child.

Taric’s blessing—and his curse—is knowing the kingdom’s future depends on his producing an heir to continue the bloodline. His bond with Myla has always been that of protector and protected. When it suddenly becomes something much more, he unwittingly sentences his people to certain death.

An old enemy is plotting to destroy all he holds dear: his lands, his people, his father, and his lover. And this time, even if they fight tooth and blade, their shared magic may not be enough to save them…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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RoughStockROUGH STOCK
by Cat Johnson

Release Date: September 11, 2009

Word Count: Category Novel

Subgenre: Western Romance, Red Hots!

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

Price: $4.50

Description: The heart wants what it wants…

Bronc riders Mason and Clay have shared both good times and bad as best friends, but they never expected to share their boss’s daughter, April. Can two friends love one woman, body and soul, without it destroying them?

The heart wants what it wants. For April that means not choosing between the two cowboys she loves, no matter how wrong it may seem inviting them both into her bed.

Life sends the three lovers in opposite directions, but a devastating injury brings them all together again. Their relationship now is no less bittersweet—or complicated—than before. Once severed, old ties leave scars that are tough to heal…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

CERRIDWEN PRESS:

salvationcapbenTHE SALVATION OF CAPTAIN BEN CHANDLER
by Teri Thackston

Release Date: September 10, 2009

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Historical Romance

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

Price: $6.99

Description: Heading home to Texas after the Civil War, Confederate Captain Ben Chandler catches Clarity Breckenridge stealing the stallion he bought in Kentucky. Clarity says she owns the horse but everyone else claims that Clarity is dead. When a killer tries to permanently keep her from proving her identity, Ben whisks her—and her horse—to Texas.

Ben’s family is dead, his lover is gone and he suffered so many near misses during the war that he just wants to hide back home. When Clarity’s presence threatens to bring him painfully back to life, he resists his growing attraction to her.

Meanwhile Clarity’s vow to return home and prove her identity is strained by her growing attraction to Ben. But a near rape years earlier makes her afraid that she could not be a whole woman for him, so she pulls back, too. Fleeing a killer and their own pasts, can they reclaim Clarity’s identity and find love and new lives together?

Excerpt available at publisher’s website.

ELLORA’S CAVE:

CheckingOutAudreyCHECKING OUT AUDREY
by Lyla Sinclair

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Short Novella

Subgenre: Contemporary, Erotica

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

Price: $2.49

Description: For six years, student-worker-turned-librarian Audrey has peered through the bookshelves, watching the wild encounters in the third-floor reference section of the university library. She’s not proud of her little hobby, but it’s the closest she can come to an erotic experience since extreme shyness prevents her from making eye contact with others, much less anything else.

Until the day she’s found out and blackmailed.   Audrey thinks she’s going to an apartment to watch clandestinely, but once there is shocked to learn she’s meant to be the participant instead of the voyeur. Can she let go of her restraint long enough to enjoy a real night of pleasure with an actual man? And could this wild encounter somehow lead to a relationship of her own?

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

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GypsyNightsGYPSY NIGHTS
by Mandy M. Roth

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Short Novel

Subgenre: Vampire Romance, ménage à trois

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

Price: $4.45

Description: In the midst of a war between good and evil, a new type of vampire surfaced—one capable of compassion, love, remorse. Sebastian disobeyed orders, saving a pregnant gypsy carrying the child foretold to one day mate with a demon, forming a union that would end the war between their races.

Thirty years later, that child, Gitana, is now a very desirable woman. As Sebastian’s cold heart begins to beat again, he is driven by an undeniable need to claim her—in a strange twist of fate, he is her demon. But during the claiming, Gitana inherits Sebastian’s inner demon and is thrust into a web of insatiable lust. Complicating matters is Gitana’s ex, a vengeful werewolf who’ll stop at nothing to have her back.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

LIQUID SILVER BOOKS:

heartsafireseptemberHEARTS AFIRE: SEPTEMBER
by Philippa Grey-Gerou and Michael Barnette

Release Date: September 7, 2009

Word Count: Anthology

Subgenre: Contemporary Erotica with Firefighter Theme, M/M

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

Price: Price Not Given

Description: High Heat by Philippa Grey-Gerou:

With a flourishing catering business and an acclaimed restaurant to his name, chef Roman Geary had finally made it. Until his dreams go up in smoke, literally, when a fire devastates his kitchen. He finds a temporary home at the catering hall of the local fire company, putting him in close quarters with the attractive firefighter Jacob Niemczyk, who proves himself as adept in the kitchen as he is at fighting fires.

While Roman is skilled in the kitchen, he finds romance a bit trickier, but the two find their way into each other’s arms despite missteps and inconvenient interruptions. Their relationship looks to be off to a smoking start until a massive fire makes Roman question how willing his is to risk his heart to a man who constantly risks his life.

They say that if you can’t stand the heat, you should stay out of the kitchen. But when food is your life and your heart is on the line, sometimes it’s the safest place to be.

Five Alarm Lover by Michael Barnette:
On Rowland Mining colony Moon Three Delmar ‘Del’ Preston responds to a mine fire. What he doesn’t realize is the fire will lead to the one thing he needs most in his life… love.

Rowland mining executive, Aaron Halford has been called a freak–and worse–his entire life. Born with psi-talent Aaron doesn’t need any added trouble in his life. But he finds trouble in the form of a mysterious man made of flames and a hot firefighter he wants worse than he’s ever wanted anyone.

The fire isn’t the only heat these two men experience. Sparks of lust ignite and burn hot for them both, but the risk of a ‘suit’ and ‘grunt’ having a relationship has consequences, consequences more dangerous than either of them realize.

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

RED SAGE PUBLISHING:

HerDarkMasterHER DARK MASTER
by Jennifer August

Release Date: Current New Release

Word Count: Novel

Subgenre: Historical Regency, Capture and Bondage

Formats Available: PDF, HTML, MS Reader, Mobipocket

Price: $5.95

Description: In Regency England, good girls like Victoria Ashford don’t pen wicked stories for underground sex papers and they certainly don’t don a mask and exchange places with a whore in a desperate bid to share one night of passion with the man she’s always desired. When Matthew Corwin, Earl of Sussex, discovers the identity of his remarkably responsive, submissive “whore”, he plots erotic payback for her treacherous deception, never intending to let his heart get involved. But protecting her from a blackmailer makes him realize maybe there’s more than just being her dark master…

Free excerpt available at the publisher’s website.

THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

WorthEveryBreathWORTH EVERY BREATH
by
Suzannah Safi

Release Date: September 1, 2009

Word Count: Novel (200 pages)

Subgenre: Contemporary, Hot

Formats Available: Adobe PDF, HTML, MS Reader

Price: $4.50

Description:

When the lovely Annabelle from California takes on a job in York, England as a companion for an embittered, paralyzed Chris MacCloud who has lost his wife in an accident, she finds herself strangely drawn to his savage sensuality. But she must overcome not only his deep mistrust of love, which is inflamed by her uncanny resemblance to his late wife, but also withstand the wicked relatives who are scheming for his fortune.

Little does Annabelle know that at the end of this twisted trail of passion and deceit lies, in the words of a song she has written, “what I’m looking for….it’s worth every breath.” Can Chris forget his past, can Annabelle win his trust and teach him to love again? And can she herself learn to forgive and forget?

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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SamhainJust Posted at Samhain…

Submission guidelines for a new anthology to be released as individual eBooks in August 2010, and together in print in Spring of 2011. Word length is 20K-25K. Here are the basics from Publisher Christina M. Brashear:

How did Belle tame the wild Beast? Did the carriage turn into a pumpkin….or did Cinderella? And just what was going on with Snow White and those Dwarves?

I’m very pleased to announce an open call for submissions for a new, yet-to-be titled Summer 2010 anthology. I’m open to any genre, M/F, M/M, or multiples thereof. I’m looking for your super-hot take on the fairy tales we grew up with and… there must be a Happily Ever After.

Submissions are open to all authors, published with Samhain or aspiring to be published with Samhain. All submissions must be new material, previously published submissions will not be considered. Additionally, manuscripts previously submitted, whether individually or for past anthologies, will not be considered either. Please be aware that manuscripts submitted to this anthology cannot be resubmitted at a later date unless by invitation from an editor.

Submissions are open until February 1st, 2010 and final decision will be made by February 15th, 2010.

Visit Samhain’s website for the full guidelines.

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Kindling Romance Celebrates Its 100th Post…

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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edgeofcravingbestEdge of Craving by Rhyannon Bryd

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

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

Lethal Legacy by Carol Ann Erhardt

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

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

richardandroseYorkshire: Richard and Rose, Book I by Lynne Connolly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fireworks and Fancies by Paty Jager

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

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

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

messageminervaMessage for Minerva by Jean Hart Stewart

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

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

Wild Woman by Cara Lyle

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

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

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