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A Reading From Madame LaBlanca by Mario V. Farina A Reading From Madame LaBlanca by Aug. 27, 2018 1,900 words Read a sample
I had enrolled as a member in Find Your Match and was having our first meeting at a diner with a beautiful young woman named Sarah. She was perfect for me in every way. I wanted to please her. She wanted to visit for a reading with Madame LaBlanca and I agreed. She and I drove to her shop and met Beatrice, also known as Madame LaBlanca. This story tells about the reading she gave me.
Kiss of the Lamia by Steven Sterup, Jr Kiss of the Lamia by Aug. 27, 2018 52,720 words Read a sample
Seven years ago Oliver Holduff’s life was ruined on prom night. Although the horrible accident killed his date instantly Oliver escaped without a scratch. On the same night, Oliver’s one and only friend, Chelsea Bauer and her date disappeared without a trace. The horrible pain Oliver has lived with since the accident starts to fade the moment Chelsea mysteriously returns to ask him for a favor.
The Marquess of Gorsewall Manor by Adella J Harris The Marquess of Gorsewall Manor by Aug. 26, 2018 82,650 words Read a sample
After being caught up in a raid on a molly house, Thomas Brook escapes on his way to the pillory. He's rescued by the handsome Lord Elmsby and taken to Gorsewall Manor where he is offered a position cataloging the library. It would be ideal except for the strange sounds in the library walls. Then a body is found on the moors and Thomas must find out the truth of what happened at Gorsewall Manor.
A Dutiful Wife by Barry Rachin A Dutiful Wife by Aug. 26, 2018 5,070 words Read a sample
In her late sixties, Granny Baxter just stumbled across the love of her life. Problem is, Bernie Mangerelli, who sold lingerie and woman's underwear for the better part of forty years, is a hapless ne’er-do-well and gold digger. Or is he?
Private Showings by Malachi Stone Private Showings by Aug. 26, 2018 97,580 words Read a sample
Danger lurks around every dark corner when Kyrie Wilde, a young woman realtor, cheats on her husband with a handsome and mysterious college professor whose specialty is abnormal psychology. Kyrie secretly meets her lover for passionate "private showings" in those spooky Victorian houses she pretends to be selling him. But soon, women realtors start turning up murdered in those same homes.
Conjurer's Oath by Malachi Stone Conjurer's Oath by Aug. 26, 2018 86,300 words Read a sample
A teen on the verge of adulthood unlocks the secret of time travel.
Ozark Banshee by Malachi Stone Ozark Banshee by Aug. 25, 2018 72,700 words Read a sample
Phony exorcist preying on local yokels in the Missouri Ozarks encounters an authentic banshee. Will she drag him down to hell?
Rien's Rebellion: Kingdom by C. Z. Edwards Rien's Rebellion: Kingdom by Aug. 24, 2018 57,990 words Read a sample
When a monarch is assassinated, who follows? Rien has been committed to the law her entire life. She defended the powerless and upheld justice. Her cousin Learns fought for their country. Now their monarch is dead and everything changes. And one man knows a secret that can destroy what's left of this kingdom. An epic fantasy of politics and thrones.
Take-Out by Adan Ramie Take-Out by Aug. 24, 2018 9,110 words Read a sample
Some say she’s a rollercoaster ride; you never know if you’re going to get hot or cold. The first time Detective Harry Thresher meets CSS “Busy” Biznicki, she thinks the younger analyst is sweet, and smooth talks her into more than a little crush. The second, she’s angry over a case and lashes out. A decision made out of relief and whimsy leaves Busy wondering what could bloom between them.
The Whisper of the Wind by Mauro Basso The Whisper of the Wind by Aug. 22, 2018 21,320 words Sample 20%
Heléna, librarian, discovers that the loan of a book has been renewed for over six months. She can't contact John, the user who has the book on loan. Curiosity leads her to the threshold of John's house, where from a neighbor comes to know that he's in a coma after a car accident. Eléna goes to visit him and find the missing book. She begins to read it aloud …
When Gargoyles Rise by Ashley C. Harris When Gargoyles Rise by Aug. 20, 2018 55,400 words Read a sample
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'Bella Forrest and Cassandra Clare fans can get ready for their most addicting read yet!' From International Bestselling author Ashley C. Harris. When Rose was born in the year 1544, she and the other gargoyles were a beautiful race of humans with dragon's wings. Created by magic, the gargoyles were able to do and take whatever they wanted... Until the vampires came.
Tumultuous by Leonard R. Stevenson Tumultuous by Aug. 20, 2018 33,310 words Sample 20%
In this sequel to Confluence: an improbable love story, Sakura and Andre are back! They are setting up housekeeping and negotiating classes at Bards College. Will they keep their love for each other alive and safe amist a maelstrom of new problems and responsibilities?
HOPE As Cores da Verdade by M. V. Nery HOPE As Cores da Verdade by Aug. 20, 2018 128,450 words Read a sample
Dois combatentes homossexuais travam uma guerra contra um governo ditador e fascista em busca de liberdade para todos os homossexuais presos em um presídio de proporções inimagináveis chamado de "HOPE", iniciais de HOMOSEXUAL PRISON AND EXCLUSION", mas descobrem que derrubar um governo tirano em um país cego pela fé e pelo ódio precisará de muito mais do que armas, e poderá custar mais que a vida.
The Rules of Love: A Lesbian Romance by Cara Malone The Rules of Love: A Lesbian Romance by Aug. 19, 2018 55,520 words Read a sample
Max has never been in love. She knows exactly what it looks like – she’s spent years studying the phenomenon in other people, but her Asperger syndrome makes it too anxiety-provoking to attempt such a thing in her own life. Instead, she focuses exclusively on academics. She’s 23 years old, starting grad school, and perfectly content to ignore the world beyond her textbooks. That is, until sh
Made for Me by Sarah Gerdes Made for Me by Aug. 18, 2018 89,860 words Read a sample
Danielle Grant’s dream job in Switzerland is disrupted when she falls in love. Choosing between a safe path of immediate gratification or a harder journey promising genuine happiness and fulfillment proves difficult. Made for Me is book one in the Danielle Grant series. It is followed by Destined for You.
Gallina by Ann Sepino Gallina by Aug. 17, 2018 2,020 words Read a sample
"Once upon a time, when roads were still unpaved and houses still built of stone and bamboo, there was a little girl whose father loved her very much." | Gallina - she was dearly loved by her father, but her stepmother abused her very existence.
Disappearance in the Desert by William Wresch Disappearance in the Desert by Aug. 16, 2018 82,350 words Read a sample
In this fourth book in the series, a former lover, the president of a Swiss bottling company, comes for Jessica. He proposes, and she travels with him to Dubai to be his wife and to help set up a new branch of the company. But she is not the only woman who wants him. Tricked into visiting a desert village, she is held while the other woman plots to take her fiancée.
Bridge Day by Mike Bozart Bridge Day by Aug. 15, 2018 2,830 words Read a sample
A late-twenty-something, still-getting-to-know-each-other, content Asian American couple goes to the Bridge Day festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia in October of 2006. All seems to be going well on the autumn-splendor drive up I-77 from Charlotte. But then a veteran BASE jumper has a severe mishap. The mood of the day changes. Suspicions creep in. Sometimes the past is vengeful ... and crazed.
Predator by Hiranya Borah Predator by Aug. 13, 2018 5,610 words Read a sample
The story is written in such a way you that may like the predator though ethically you are supposed to hate the predator. I am sure you love the victim, the beautiful girl throughout the story. It is a fictitious story and if any of the character or situation resembles with any character or situation, it is mere coincidence only.
Crossover by Chelsea Camaron Crossover by Aug. 12, 2018 29,230 words Read a sample
Two motorcycle clubs, two different reasons for being, and one lifestyle find each other together.
A Menina do Casaco Vermelho by Ana Teia A Menina do Casaco Vermelho by Aug. 12, 2018 20,810 words Read a sample
Uma menina aparece morta num caminho rural. Vestida de casaco vermelho em pleno dia de verão, a sua morte interpela incessantemente aqueles que a encontram, mudando para sempre a sua vida.
Dancing On Rocks by Richard Miller Dancing On Rocks by Aug. 11, 2018 5,120 words Read a sample
A short story following a young woman, sandwiched between the end of the Great Depression and the beginning of the Second World War, as she takes the first steps towards independence after the promise of college was swept away.
Whispers in the Dark by Marisa Quinn-Haisu Whispers in the Dark by Aug. 11, 2018 6,510 words Read a sample
Whispers in the Dark is a creative re-telling of the ancient Greek love story about Eros, the God of Love, and his mortal lover, a human woman named Psyche, two destined lovers who will not let anything or anyone keep them apart.
Serving My Soldier by Chelsea Camaron Serving My Soldier by Aug. 10, 2018 10,780 words Read a sample
A program sending cards to soldiers for her school aligns their worlds. What happens when her time to serve the soldier is up? Can their connection become more than a classroom project? A heartfelt story of two strangers supporting each other from afar coming together to build something real.
In The Beginning by Tamara Miller In The Beginning by Aug. 10, 2018 98,150 words Sample 20%
This series is about 5 families and 5 generations starting in 1914 and will take the reader through the 60s.Working through the loss of a baby, suicide, adultery, alcoholism, gambling addiction, and bouts of depression the family does their best to stay together. After Isla becomes pregnant and is forced to marry, a fall down a staircase is questionable.
The Young Marvel by Uncle Jasper The Young Marvel by Aug. 09, 2018 155,040 words Read a sample
Young English immigrant Gabrielle Fox comes to the marvellous Melbourne of the 1870s and is caught up in the frenetic, often dishonest financial dealings of this fast growing city. While remaining honest himself he wins through to his fortune and to the hand of the girl he loves.
Before the Mellowing Year, Book Two, Part II by Jeffrey Anderson Before the Mellowing Year, Book Two, Part II by Aug. 09, 2018 63,690 words Read a sample
After hard life lessons learned in Boston, Zach Sandstrom is granted a second chance in central North Carolina. Best of all, he discovers not one but two new loves there. But will he be able to keep these opportunities in balance? How will he adjust to this unfamiliar territory and its demands?
The Talk by Coffie O. Lore The Talk by Aug. 09, 2018 5,000 words Read a sample
Wordlessly, we drive. I’m not sure where we’re going yet, and I sense that she can tell. But she is seldom fussy about where our little nighttime drives take us. Tonight, the only agenda is The Talk. Much depends on this Talk. It is a casting of cowries for things to come.
Blood of The Spartan - The Dark Flower by Robert Gregory Blood of The Spartan - The Dark Flower by Aug. 08, 2018 51,040 words Sample 10%
In 465 BC, free spirited Kalliope finds herself in an arranged marriage with Amiantos, a towering Spartan warrior raised in the all male environment of history’s most brutal military academy. Amidst subterfuge, war, natural disaster and slave rebellion, is it possible for love to grow? This novel explores love, sacred and profane, and the nature of power in ancient Greece.
The Masseuse - Act 1 by Kiki Goodman The Masseuse - Act 1 by Aug. 08, 2018 18,280 words Read a sample
If Jacob is good at anything, it's using his hands. Being a talented masseuse has allowed Jacob the opportunity to be something he thought he would never be: hopeful. It hasn't always been that way and coming back to his hometown, Jacob plans to rebuild his life. A happy life. But things don't always go to plan. Nikki, the young, confident real estate agent immediately puts a kink in those plans.
To kill a Vampire by Rachel E. Rice To kill a Vampire by Aug. 08, 2018 52,440 words Read a sample
Two vampire brothers are at war with each other and caught in between is Dakota. After spending two weeks in a mental hospital, Dakota Bain can't accept why her parents committed her. After graduating from high school and after she secures a prized internship as a lab assistant at a prestigious hospital for the summer, she will meet and fall in love with Dr. Mieras who will change her life.
Mixed Heat by Rich Love Mixed Heat by Aug. 05, 2018 9,480 words Sample 15%
What happens when two meet from different worlds? Can two races ever find love? 3 compelling stories on mixed heat and love.
Dragon Trust by EJ Marrick Dragon Trust by Aug. 04, 2018 19,140 words Read a sample
Alex spent her whole life hiding her true nature, it had been impressed on her ever since she could remember that she must never tell anyone, but the longer she spends around Commander Kolrynn the harder it is to resist...
She Says, And I Say by Mario V. Farina She Says, And I Say by Aug. 04, 2018 1,910 words Read a sample
Maisey left me some weeks ago. She had good reasons. But I need her back bad! I thought she would come back but she hasn't yet. I think she will come back, though. I got to play it cool when she does and need to practice a conversation I might have with her. This is the conversation written down. It ain't good right now. It needs improvement, but here it is as it stands now.
Above & Below: Mountain Misfits MC Prologue by Deja Voss Above & Below: Mountain Misfits MC Prologue by Aug. 03, 2018 24,750 words Read a sample
Above & Below is the prequel novella to the Mountain Misfits MC series. It features Gavin, the vice president of the motorcycle club, and Sloan, the tormented heroin who he falls in love with.
Strange Love by Rose Anamgba Strange Love by Aug. 03, 2018 5,500 words
He was a philanderer who courted an attractive lady but lost her due to his carelessness. He also courted another lady, married her and later divorced her due to her stubbornness. He moreover courted another lady, married her, and was blessed with three children. His wife, Agnes, divorced him due to his waywardness. But they reconciled after some years and there was excitement in their family.
Winter's Fall: A Billionaire Romance by Olivia Blake Winter's Fall: A Billionaire Romance by Aug. 02, 2018 29,400 words Read a sample
Nicole’s life in Key West was paradise until her father died. Then her stepmother stole his dive company, fired her, and kicked her out of her apartment. Then she runs into bad boy billionaire Andrew Winter, who offers to pay her to be his tour guide while he’s vacationing in the Keys.Why not? The money is good and the company is better, but it’s the kisses that keep her coming back.
The Third Wheel by Katie George The Third Wheel by Aug. 01, 2018 50,790 words Read a sample
When life comes in threes... Kristina Flores will have to stand up for herself, even when a possible love interest finally enters the picture.
Finding My Favorite - Inspired by True Events (The Lake Effect Series, Book 1) by Rue Finding My Favorite - Inspired by True Events (The Lake Effect Series, Book 1) by Aug. 01, 2018 75,370 words
Breakups. Family secrets. Stumbling toward independence.“A thought-provoking, complex story of a dysfunctional family and two unstoppable sisters . . . inspired by true events.” Told with Rue’s trademark blend of humor, sarcasm, and honesty.
From South Central To Calabasas by J. Buchanan From South Central To Calabasas by July 31, 2018 5,990 words Read a sample
My boyfriend was cynical and kind of conceited, yet always he gave me the advice that I needed. He encouraged me to go after new opportunities, to look for jobs in different communities. I really didn’t know, to start from where, he told me to go to the Valley Job Fair. It was scheduled to occur in two weeks. Decided I’d go there to seek a new peak.
Petra Pan by KuroKoneko Kamen Petra Pan by July 31, 2018 91,900 words Read a sample
In order to save Neverland from an evil, shape-shifting Aztec god, Petra Pan travels to London, England, along with her male fairy companion, Tinker, in order to find a worthy knight. Petra encounters the heroic, fencing champion, Eirwen Darling, and falls in love with him at first sight. Will Eirwen succumb to Petra’s innocently lewd advances and find his happy thought in time to save Neverland?
TRIÁNGULO, poemas para suspirar by FERMIN DELIZ TRIÁNGULO, poemas para suspirar by July 30, 2018 3,790 words Sample 30%
Pareciera ser un convenio, un contrato entre tres; acordado consciente y voluntariamente con la intención de obtener los mismos resultados para todos. Mas no, no se trata de ello: son emociones, sentimientos que se conjugan entre sí involuntariamente, como si fueran actos de magia. ¿De qué forma, por ejemplo, interfieren en nuestros pálpitos y pensamientos la naturaleza, la mujer y el amor?
I Give You Me by Joycedmot I Give You Me by July 30, 2018 8,350 words
Book Two of the Hard Love Series
The Hunted - The D'Silva Brothers #2 by Penelope Greene The Hunted - The D'Silva Brothers #2 by July 30, 2018 42,870 words Read a sample
Old friends and enemies are turning up in Willow Grove, it's getting harder for The D'Silva Brothers to contain their secret. Will Alison be able to stay away or will both brothers continue to have a hold on her?
Between Favours - The Champagne Hurricane Trilogy - Book 3 by Tam Sturgeon Between Favours - The Champagne Hurricane Trilogy - Book 3 by July 29, 2018 105,810 words Read a sample
Told in the first person by three main characters, Tee Jackson, Terri Manley and Stevie Manley, their together journey unravels. Tee knows her feelings for her, married with children, brother-in-law, Stevie, have grown, but she is unable to tell him, and he regrettably feels the same way. When their weakness is confessed to the wrong side, lives change direction, and then everybody loses.
A Scritped Life by Tam Sturgeon A Scritped Life by July 29, 2018 48,320 words Read a sample
Tilly Stiller is the author of a book that is swallowed up by a Hollywood Director to become an Oscar winning Blockbuster. Charlie Kerman is a high profile, Rock Star Playboy who is asked to work on the soundtrack with the older English woman. Through a few strange events he realises the cover doesn't always tell the story within and, as his feelings for her change, Charlie finally sees the light.
The House of Baric Part One: Shields Down by Jillian Bald The House of Baric Part One: Shields Down by July 29, 2018 188,490 words
The House of Baric is Mauro's story. And that of his mismatched Ottoman bride brought into his Venetian world in 1648 to marry a stranger. It is a clash of cultures; a clash of sexes. It is a story of love--Mauro and Resi's. And a story of loss. And one of discovery and humor and adventure. It is a tale of happenings in the lives behind the walls of The House of Baric. Come along on their journey.
كبير العيلة (الجزء الاول من سلسلة عشق الجنوبي) لـ منى لطفي by احكي ياشهرزاد (منى لطفي) كبير العيلة (الجزء الاول من سلسلة عشق الجنوبي) لـ منى لطفي by July 28, 2018 189,750 words Read a sample
كبير العيلة رواية طويلة اجتماعية رومانسية سرد فصحى حوار عامية مصرية لهجة صعيدي بقلم منى لطفي
An Ardent Affection #1 by Grace Reeve An Ardent Affection #1 by July 27, 2018 8,930 words Read a sample
Elizabeth is understandably a bit worried about submitting to her new husband's desires. Little does she know that Mr. Darcy desires only to submit to hers. A Pride and Prejudice intimate variation/sequel. First in a series of short stories about the Darcys' marriage bed.
She Got Me: Deja by Just Bae She Got Me: Deja by July 27, 2018 15,490 words Read a sample
"A one-night stand that made twenty-three year old, Malik step up his game when things just seemed to be on the brink" When Malik's brother - DeShawn tells him to go and speak to one of the pretty girls dancing alone at his 23rd birthday party, he's been staring at all night, Malik never guessed that shawty might just be the one.