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by Barbara Winkes
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Can a disillusioned big city lawyer find love – and the true meaning of Christmas?
After her life takes a downward turn, Dana Clover decides to visit her vacation home in the small town of Chestnut Hill. When she discovers that the property is in worse shape than she expected, she must rely on helpful townspeople to improve it for potential future owners…
One of them is Dr. Holly McEwen who has been working hard to cope with a tragic loss. Friends and neighbors try to convince the well-loved town doctor that she deserves a second chance at love—but is she ready to open her heart?
Find out in this sweet lesbian Christmas romance…
by Eliza Andrews
Get it for the new release price of 99¢ for a limited time!
Hope Caldwell looks like she has it all. She’s achieved her childhood dream of becoming a best-selling recording artist, and she’s living the glamorous life of a pop singer. But she’s learning the hard way that you can have everything and still feel empty inside.
Julie Aron is happy for her friend Hope, who was once both her best friend and her first love. While Julie struggles to fulfill her own dreams, she’s watched Hope’s rise to fame from afar, quietly celebrating her old friend’s victories. Julie can’t let her support of Hope show too much, though — if she does, she’ll only upset her wife, and they have enough problems as it is.
When tragedy shatters Hope’s spirit — and her body — she finds herself doing something she never thought she’d do: She heads back home to small town Georgia for the holidays. Julie is there to help Hope recover, but Hope’s healing leads to complicated feelings for both of them…
* Please note: This novella was previously included in last year’s Winter Hearts collection.
by Max Ellendale
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Uranium isn’t something that Detective Billie Olsen often finds on bodies of homicide victims. The unusual situation connects her to physicist and college professor, Mira Lewis. Incited by the discovery of the weak radioactive element, the two join forces to unravel a cryptic cipher. It isn’t the investigation, however, that nudges their paths to continuously cross. Billie finds herself enamored by the bold, crimson-lipped professor, and her desire to learn more about her leads the two of them into an unlikely friendship. With both women burdened by their fears and responsibilities, the evolution of their entanglement rocks their unstable cores. The only question remains is will they be able to embrace their changes or succumb to an untimely meltdown?
DYALESSIA FRIENDS: HEATHER & SASHA
Dyalessia Friends: Book 2
by Scott Kujawa
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Can two rivals learn to get along when Dyalessia Games offers to join the sponsors who fund the two professional horse racers?
Working as hard as she did, Heather gained everything she dreamed about when she had a career as a professional horse racer. Heather and Shenanigans reached the top as the rider and her stallion swept into first place each time they competed. It didn’t take long for the two to earn their rewards. When Heather learned Dyalessia Games offered the same sponsorship to Sasha, she thought it was a mistake for the two to spend time together.
Sasha always felt inferior to Heather and Shenanigans. Sasha and Nonsense worked as hard as their rival, but Sasha and her stallion always came in second place when they competed against Heather and Shenanigans. Turning down the money being offered by Dyalessia Games meant Sasha needed to learn to work with her rival.
by Monica McCallan
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Lucy Parsons wants absolutely nothing to do with the Westmoore family or the maple syrup they produce. When Sierra Westmoore blows back into town after her father’s death and tries to rent a room at Lucy’s family’s bed-and-breakfast, The Maple Inn, Lucy kicks her out on the spot. It doesn’t matter that Sierra hasn’t set foot in Maple Run in fifteen years—the Westmoores are not allowed.
But small towns don’t leave a lot of room to hide, and Sierra and her brother, Drake, have set their sights on improving the town’s opinion of them now that their father is gone.
Lucy doesn’t believe any Westmoore could have good intentions, and although she may have to play nice with Sierra, it doesn’t mean she’s going to like it.
by Melissa Brayden
Building a bridge between two worlds can be tricky.
Hannah Shephard likes her life, her job, and her perfectly cozy apartment around the corner from her shop. She’s never been one to take big risks and would much rather stay in on a Friday night with a warm cup of decaf and her favorite mystery novel, so why do her friends insist she needs more? Plus, Hannah has bigger problems to focus on. She’s in trouble. Well, her bookstore is, and if she doesn’t find a way to bring in some more cash, she’ll be closing the doors of A Likely Story for good.
When world famous romance novelist Parker Bristow accepts her request to come in for a signing, Hannah might finally be able to drum up some much-needed attention and save the shop. What she didn’t anticipate was an unexpected evening and a woman she wouldn’t soon forget. A real romance is off the table. Parker is flashy, sought after, and Hannah is just, well, Hannah. But for Parker, it seems like Hannah might be a safe place to fall. The question is, what kind of falling are they doing?
by Fiona Riley
Charlotte Southwick always has a plan. Boarding her honeymoon cruise alone and decidedly unmarried wasn’t her intention. Neither was running into her high school love on board. Lexi looks so confident, and so hot, and so irresistible… How could she have let this woman get away?
Lexi Bronson hasn’t had a permanent address in almost a decade and couldn’t be happier. Life is good bartending for a luxury cruise line—open seas, warm beaches, beautiful women, and no unnecessary anchors—until the woman who broke her heart shows up on her ship, and all those dreams of forever come rushing back.
When passion flares, will the storm that rages shipwreck them both?
by Lisa Moreau
Falling in love with the enemy has never felt so good for two women on opposite sides of a family feud.
Claire Fontenot jilted her high school boyfriend, Kurt Savoy, at the altar, igniting a storm between the two families that culminated in fiercely competing hot sauce businesses. When she reluctantly returns home to a small town in Louisiana to run her aunt’s antique clock shop, she doesn’t exactly receive the warmest of welcomes.
Ivy Savoy is Kurt’s younger sister and grew up learning never to trust a Fontenot. When Ivy spots a treasured lost clock from her childhood in the window of the antique shop, she can’t resist going inside.
Claire and Ivy, who have every reason to hate each other, can’t seem to stop feeling exactly the opposite. Falling in love is out of the question if they can’t convince their families—and each other—to let go of the past.
by Tina Michele
Jillian Marshall is living her perfect dream. All she’s ever wanted is to be a dolphin trainer, and she’s going on eighteen years doing just that at Tampa’s Marine Research Institute. Her devotion to education and her dedication to the conservation of marine mammals consume her heart and soul. Romance isn’t exactly on her agenda.
When Laura Carter applied to the institute’s thirty-six-week intensive training program, she left out one important detail—the tragic accident that changed her entire life and left her terrified of drowning. A brilliant animal behaviorist, Laura must decide just how hard she’s willing to fight to fulfill her dreams and overcome her nightmares.
Falling in love is the easy part, but when Jillian puts her career on the line to help Laura overcome her fear, will she lose everything?
by Barbara Ann Wright
The Knights of Flame need to move their army across the country to defeat a brutal enemy. Tricky, as the knights have outlawed magic. They hire a researcher, Camille, to fix the problem and assign the dashing Major Sydney to help. If Camille and Sydney can keep their hands off each other long enough, they can surely come up with a solution.
Rowena the Hawk is a witch of great power and stubbornness equal to that of an entire phalanx of knights. Exiled from home, she has only her construct Ember for company until the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen dares her to save the world.
Wanting to cuddle one moment and strangle each other the next, the four women are the kingdom’s only hope. Everyone’s probably doomed…
by Kelly Wacker
When art historian Melissa Warren inherits three of her grandmother’s paintings that have captivated her since childhood, she sets out to discover more about the little known artist and the locations of the mysterious landscapes. Her search takes her to the Colorado Bear Conservancy and the artist’s great-granddaughter, Sula Johansen.
Sula is reluctant to help Melissa, but their instant chemistry is impossible to ignore. Sula is torn between falling in love and hiding the truth about who and what she really is. Of course, if Melissa paid closer attention to minor details—like the fact that Sula enjoys nibbling berries off the vine, is unusually strong, and consumes way too much honey—Melissa might not be in for the shock of her life.
by L.L. Shelton
Available in Kindle Unlimited
21-year-old Brandy Lee is a newborn she-wolf assigned to drive Lady Rochelle, the leader of she-wolves. Within hours of reporting for her first day, Brandy Lee’s world is turned upside down when she learns she is the reason for an uprising.
Vampire Raven lives a comfortable, quiet life as the assistant for the leader of the vampires, Queen Lana. At least until temptation strolls into the RedBlood Estate—by the name of Brandy Lee. Soon, Raven has no choice; she must follow her heart. But will it lead her into love or danger?
Blood Runs Through The Heart from authors L.L. Shelton, and T.A. Williams is set in the modern world, except in this version, humans, she-wolves, and vampires live together in peace. Or until the rumor of an uprising spreads.
ROMANTIC SPECULATIVE FICTION
by Brey Willows
When a simple mission goes wrong, intergalactic space captain Jessa Arbelle nearly goes down with her ship.
Her escape pod lands on Indemnion, a planet known for its raw, raucous societies, and Jessa’s top priority is keeping the few survivors with her safe while finding a way back home. That’s when she meets mysterious scrounger Kylin Enderson, a useful and attractive distraction she can hardly afford with so much at stake.
Kylin resents Jessa’s silver spoon attitude, especially since Jessa has no idea what real life is like. Kylin has enough trouble keeping ahead of the creditors she owes for some of her more secretive undertakings, without having to help the beautiful captain who fell from the sky. But Kylin’s always been a sucker for a damsel in distress, and this time is no different.
When Kylin’s secret comes out, it puts their growing attraction, as well as Jessa’s life, in danger. Will everything come crashing down, or can they change course before it’s too late?
MYSTERY / CRIME
NOT DEAD ENOUGH
Micky Knight Mysteries: Book 10
by J. M. Redmann
A woman wants to find her missing sister. That should be easy for an experienced PI like Micky Knight. Until the woman—or someone who looks like her—ends up in the morgue. Micky finds herself in a tangled mess, not knowing who the real victim is, or how her name keeps coming up in places it shouldn’t. Like newly minted Realtor Karen Holloway’s house sale papers, as the contact for another missing buyer, one who looks a lot like Micky’s client. The same woman? The sister?
Micky has to uncover what the game is and who’s playing. Because the stakes are murder.
An Evan Reed Mystery: Book 2
by Ann McMan
Tim Donovan is a Catholic priest with a guilty conscience—though not in the way you’d guess. And Katherine Donne is a Parisian socialite who long ago kicked her self-respect to the curb—for good and for ill. And much closer, we have a group of men whose fortunes, graying temples and positions in life are distinguished and enviable. But their morals? Anything but. And that’s where Evan Reed comes in. Evan (short for Evangeline) is a highly principled political operative with an imperfect past, tasked with uncovering compromising material on a rotten judge up for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court before he can be rushed through confirmation.
Evan knows it won’t be simple to find damaging information against the judge because he’s been vetted many times before. When Evan pulls the string after an interview with a cryptic madman, she finds herself struggling to solve a puzzle that gets more complex by the hour. And where crime, money, conscience, and greed come together, danger is sure to lurk. In this sequel to Dust, Ann McMan takes the reader on an intense journey into a world that lies just beneath the thin veneer of civilization—a world teeming with power struggles and warped desires, and a subculture of promises made, kept, and broken.
As Evan pushes further into peril, her personal life sparks into flame with the increasing presence of the ravishing Julia Donne, a book publisher with a progressive bent and troubling questions about her late father. McMan’s specialty of intertwining a hot romance into heart-pounding suspense just keeps getting better and better.
by KT Brodland
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Olivia Jeffries has neither time nor interest in relationships. When she isn’t operating the market garden she inherited, she uses her computer skills to deal out her own brand of justice. In an effort to solve the mystery behind the targeted shooting of her farm manager and his family, she enlists the aid of Cat Harris, a local private investigator.
Cat Harris makes her living uncovering other people’s secrets. It doesn’t take her long to realize that Olivia has more than her share of them. Not least of which is her ability to bypass alarm systems and move objects without touching them.
When an elderly woman writes to Cat, asking her to find out if Olivia is the daughter who went missing more than thirty years before, Cat is compelled to bring the information she uncovers to Olivia’s attention.
Not until Olivia confronts the dying woman and is finally able to forgive her is she able to let go of the past.
INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE
COST OF HONOR
Honor Series: Book 10
Secret Service Agent Oakes Weaver is in the midst of the biggest assignment of her career—leading the advance team for President Andrew Powell’s impending trip to Philadelphia where everyone expects he will be nominated to run for a second term. The last thing she needs is a tragedy among the president’s inner circle that might not be an accident, or the sudden recruitment of Ari Rostof, a woman who might be a lot more than she seems. But Oakes doesn’t get a say in policy. She only has to secure the president’s safety—at all costs.
First Daughter Blair Powell and her spouse, Cameron Roberts, are among the reelection campaign members accompanying President Andrew Powell to Philadelphia. While the president may be protected by his Secret Service agents, those close to him are literally in the kill zone, and his adversaries will stop at nothing to further their cause—even mass murder.
by Gerri Hill
narrated by Abby Craden
Dr. Carly Cambridge, wildlife biologist, returns to the Texas Gulf Coast to manage the latest Habitats for Nature project, restoring the woods and wetlands to their natural state. She is devoted to the environmental cause with a passion usually reserved for a lover – something she hasn’t had since a disastrous love affair 10 years earlier. Having sworn off women and relationships, Carly is perfectly content to live her life alone while she focuses on her latest project.
Wildlife photographer Pat Ryan is duped into volunteering her talents to the Habitats For Nature cause, but she wants no part of the overzealous Dr. Cambridge.
While they spend most of their time sparring and bickering, an early season hurricane finds them fighting nature – instead of each other – to save the wetlands and the birds that brought them together.
Soon Carly finds her heart opening, little by little, and struggles to ignore the feelings that are growing between them. And Pat, always searching for that certain someone to take her breath away, can’t believe for a moment that the woman she’s been waiting for could possibly be Carly.
by Kiki Archer
narrated by Ella Lynch
Connie Parker isn’t convinced by this falling in love lark. Falling hurts, you end up with bruises and scars.
She has the perfect answer: She’ll write about love instead. But what happens when the novel-in-progress describes more about Connie’s own dull existence than she wants to admit? And when will she realize that her hero is beginning to resemble her new best friend Maria – a woman who seems to turn every simple outing with their three-year-olds into a fun-filled adventure for them all?
In trying to make sense of the puzzle of her life, Connie learns there is no perfect person. Just that person who’ll fit you perfectly.
by Michelle Larkin
narrated by A.J. Ferraro
After she’s abducted and barely escapes with her life, Dr. Chloe Maddox joins the Boston Police Department as a behavioral profiler. Her sole objective is to solve her own case. The only thing standing in her way is that she has no memory of what happened. When she locks eyes with the man who murdered her lover and left her for dead, the past comes flooding back.
Detective Dana Blake is still mourning the death of her wife. When she discovers Chloe’s abductor is the same serial killer who took her wife’s life, she insists on protecting her. Both women are caught off guard by their developing attraction as they build their case on the run from a clever sociopath.
Danger lurks behind every corner, and a killer is intent on recapturing his prey. Except, this time, he has his eye on Dana, too.
by Rachel Spangler
narrated by Ann Etter
When a CPA is forced to hire help for tax season, she resents the presence of her brash, young intern. The intern only wants to complete the internship so she can chase her dream job in DC. Will the CPA’s past and the intern’s future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction?
Fire & Ice: Book 2
by Idella Breen
narrated by Sophie Daniels
Knock one down and another takes his place….
Cait and Snow are settling into their new lives when there is a knock at their door….
An old enemy has risen from the fallen vampires and is looking for revenge. Cait and Snow’s bond will be tested once more as they race against time to stop the threat of another war. Friends are made in unlikely places and new abilities awakened.
Will love conquer all? Or will they fall to this new threat?
Find out in Soul Awakened, the sequel to Blood Bound.
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