Fiction Short Stories Books

A Christmas in Cornwall (A Wedding in Cornwall Book 2)

It's Julianne Morgen's first Christmas in the Cornish village of Ceffylgwyn, and life seems perfect. Her job as an event planner couldn't be better, she's beginning to feel at home despite being an American in a tiny English village, and her relationship with handsome English horticulturist Matthew Rose continues to slowly blossom from friendship to love.

But when an old flame of Julianne's appears on the spot, she finds herself tangled up in her own past. A grand charitable ball planned at Cliffs House for Christmas brings its own challenges to Julianne's world, along with a last-minute wedding in London. And when she learns that Matthew's former career in America has invited him back, she worries about what it means for their future together if he says 'yes.'

A Wasted Hour

A young student hitch-hiking home from college meets an old man with an incredible story to tell.

Taken from his collection Tell Tale, A Wasted Hour is an ingenious and witty short story sure to delight Jeffrey Archer's many fans and proves why the Mail on Sunday has said that he is 'probably the greatest storyteller of our age'.

If you loved this story be sure to look out for The Year of Short Stories, a collection of digital short stories which celebrate the talent of this incredible bestselling author.

Steam and Ink: Two Novels of Ink Plus Two BONUS Short Stories

NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan and USA Today Bestselling Author Chelle Bliss brings you two inked-filled and spicy, contemporary novels plus two never-before-seen short stories set in their same world that revisits some of their favorite characters.

Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink Book 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Although wary, bearded and broody tattoo artist Austin Montgomery, and scarred-in more-ways-than-one Sierra Elder, embark on a slow, tempestuous relationship. When blasts from both of their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.

Delicate Nights (A Montgomery Ink Bonus Short Story) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Austin and Sierra have weathered terror, angst, and uncertainties but now they're happily married and the parents of two amazing kids. Only problem? They need a night to themselves and a long-awaited Montgomery Ink wedding might just be the perfect way to make that happen.

Throttle Me (Men of Inked Book 1) by Chelle Bliss

When goodie-two shoes math teacher, Suzy McCarthy breaks down on the side of the road, she never expected to be rescued by tough, biker tattoo artist Joe 'City' Gallo. Even with undeniable attraction, Suzy isn't sure that a dirty-talking alpha bad boy is in her future. Joe will stop at nothing to capture the heart of Suzy and make her his girl.

Inked Fantasies (A Men of Inked Bonus Short Story) by Chelle Bliss

City and Suzy have been married for over a decade and their children consume much of their lives. Joe thinks they need a night away to reignite their flame, living out one of Suzy's fantasies, they embark on an evening of carnal pleasure.

Kisses for Christmas: A Holiday Boxed Set

THREE STEAMY HOLIDAY novellas from a New York Times bestselling author! This limited-time boxed set contains strong women and alpha men...



Fall in love with an uncertain secretary and her new mysterious boss, a single mother on the run and the small-town sheriff who protects her, and the military hero who catches a beautiful thief!

HIS FOR CHRISTMAS

I stand very still, holding a pen I shouldn't be touching, in the office of a man I've never met. The man who's standing behind me now. The man who has his hand on my hip.

He's my new boss.

I could fight him, but then he might ask questions. He might find out about my criminal record, the one I didn't mention on the job application. So I let him make me come, but he wants more. He needs more, and for some reason I want to give it.

But if he finds out about my lie, I'll be out on the streets--or back in jail.

BEDTIME STORY

Once upon a time... Remember the fairy tales your parents read to you when you were little? This is NOT that fairy tale.

A woman on the run from her past.

A small-town sheriff who thinks he's beyond love.

And the dark, cold road where he pulls her over. Find out what love can awaken in this modern-day retelling of Sleeping Beauty!



"This story is absolutely beautiful, and touching and poignant and it does Sleeping Beauty proud. From the start you could see the charge in the air between the two even though it took them a while to realize it themselves. Beauty got her HEA." - Kathy, Goodreads reviewer

CAUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS

I'll be home for Christmas...

The plan is simple. Break into the club and steal the money I need to save my father. The ex-military bouncer isn't going to stop me, even if he is hot as hell.

If only in my dreams...

Except he has a curious knack for knowing my next step.

And there's something dark underneath his desire, something dangerous. If he catches me, he might not let me go.

Fair warning: Contains a sweet, sexy, honorable man who is ruthless when it comes to catching the woman he wants.

The Endgame: The Year of Short Stories – December

The Endgame is part of THE YEAR OF SHORT STORIES and is one of a limited number of free digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh short-story collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from To Cut a Long Story Short, Jeffrey Archer's fourth collection of short stories, The Endgame is an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

After he becomes a widower, wealthy Cornelius Barrington decides to test the loyalty of his family and friends to himself, or his money, by declaring himself bankrupt, enlisting the help of his old friend and trusted lawyer, Frank Vintcent, to make the ruse authentic. Soon though, Barrington is left pondering whether blood really is thicker than water . . .

A Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story (The Tippermere Series)

A short Christmas story of three courses.

Love is in the air in Tippermere as Lottie dreams of a white Christmas with no trimmings - other than her hot and hunky eventer, Rory. But things are never quite that simple on the Tipping House Estate.

Festive fervour takes over and it isn't all seasonal peace and goodwill as expectations rise and it soon escalates from cosy dinner for two, to all the trimmings for ten!

With missing turkeys, loose horses, troublesome terriers and randy huntsmen, Lottie is hard pushed to find time for a kiss under the mistletoe, let alone find the opportunity to woo Rory with her sexy Santa costume.

But there is only one thing Lottie really wants for Christmas, and only one man can deliver it...

Enjoy your trip to Tippermere, and don't miss the novels in this series...

Stable Mates

Country Affairs

The Apple Orchard: A heart-warming short story to curl up with

'Romantic and utterly heartwarming' Jenny Colgan on How To Find Love in a Bookshop

In the charming town of Peasebrook, there's a place for everyone. War vet Joe has made new friends and a new home for himself here, overlooking a beautiful apple orchard. But when tragedy strikes and Joe is left out in the cold, it will bring them all together in entirely unexpected ways . . .

The Apple Orchard is a truly feel-good short story about friendship and kindness and includes an extract of Veronica's upcoming novel The Forever House.

It's the perfect introduction to Veronica's stories - a very short sweet tale to enjoy with a cup of tea and a piece of cake!

Sex, Snow & Mistletoe (A Short Story)

AMAZON BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LAURA BARNARD BRINGS YOU SEX, SNOW & MISTLETOE

Melinda is already having a crappy Christmas. Forced to attend some snotty bitch's wedding is not the way to start out the holidays. But when a car crash pushes her into the path of a handsome stranger she's glad to follow his snowy, sexy and seductive path. But is he too good to be true? And will she make it to the wedding before her best friend loses her mind with worry?

Please note this is a short story of 10k words

Festive Treats

A delicious selection box of Christmas tales

Festive Treats is a selection box of Christmas tales stuffed full of delicious delights and surprises. Fifteen of the best writers around present you with seasonal stories that are, by turns, joyful, wondrous, bittersweet and heart-warming.

Includes stories by:

AA Abbott

Justin Lee Anderson

James Brogden

David Croser

Margaret Egrot

Katharine D'Souza

Simon Fairbanks

Heide Goody

Iain Grant

Hilary Mortz

Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn

Suzanna Stanbury

RE Vance

A Stuart Williams

Debbie Young

Royal Arrangement

A sizzling contemporary royal romance from bestselling authors Ember Casey and Renna Peak.

Prince William swore he'd never marry a noblewoman. But when he agrees to an arranged marriage to save Montovia, he has no idea what's in store...

WILLIAM:

As the third son of my family, I never thought I'd have to make a political marriage, especially in this day and age. I enjoy my freedom - but for the sake of my family and my country, I'm willing to do the unthinkable and wed Princess Justine of Rosvalia.

But Justine is nothing like I thought - from her fiery temper to her mysterious past, I find her far more intriguing than I anticipated. The only problem? She hates my guts.

I'm not one to shy away from a challenge, though, and now I have a new goal: to seduce my new wife, by whatever means necessary.

New to the Royal Heartbreakers books?

Each series contains a complete romance story and can be read on its own, but the following is the chronological order of our books:

Royal Heartbreaker series (Prince Leopold + Eleanor Parker)

Royal Mistake series (Prince Andrew + Victoria Simpson)

Royal Arrangement series (Prince William + Princess Justine)

Royal Wedding Fiasco (special release)

Royal Disaster series (coming soon!)

Royal Escape series (coming soon!)

Wicked

This is the first book in the 'Wicked' Series, a passionate and evocative romance by Alexis Blake.

When Grace is gripped tightly from behind in her own home, fearing for her life as an intruder presses hard against her, the last thing she expects to hear is the voice of her husband in a cool, demanding tone, right in her ear, "I'm going to rip your clothes off and take you right now..."

Grace and Steve have been together since school. They're each other's first love, and they are blissfully happy. Or, at least, that's what Grace thought.

But when Steve suddenly turns the dial up on their sex life, shifting from rare moments of intimacy to an erotic re-enactment of one of Grace's most sexy fantasies, she is excited but even more confused. What's the reason for Steve's sudden erotic dominance? Is he masking his guilt? And is her perfect relationship on the verge of shattering?

Or is he unleashing a deep fire within that is about to awaken their sexuality?

This ebook contains very hot and explicit descriptions of romantic activity. Only mature readers should download this book.

The Unwanted Brides

A Collection Of Four Victorian & Regency Arranged Marriage Novellas

THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES:

Unwanted Bride

The Despised Bride

Unwanted By A Lord Of London

Unreciprocated Love

Each book is a 15,000-words stand-alone novella --perfect for an evening read. No cliffhangers and no cheating. Intended for 18+ readers only.

Three Men and a Maybe: (Free Romance Short Story)

A free short story...the perfect treat for yourself this Christmas'A joyful, funny, feel-good story, packed with showtunes, romance and a wonderfully warm cast' - Sunday Times Bestselling author, Miranda Dickinson on The Singalong Society for Singletons

It's the age-old saying. You wait all day for a bus, and then three come along at once. But proposals? That's just ridiculous. And yet, on New Year's Eve, as the countdown finishes and the whole pub erupts in celebrations, Cerys finds herself staring at her ex-fiance, Ricky. Who just so happens to be kneeling on the floor, ring in hand, asking her to marry him. Again.

And if that weren't enough, hot barman Angelo, and longtime friend Huw also decide to pop the question. At the exact same time.

Three men, two real contenders, but just one choice. What on earth will she do?

The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office: The Year of Short Stories – January

The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office is part of THE YEAR OF SHORT STORIES and is one of a limited number of digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh short-story collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Cat O'Nine Tales, Jeffrey Archer's fifth collection of short stories, The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office is an irresistible, witty and captivating short read.

Mr and Mrs Haskins are upstanding members of a seaside town, where they rose from their ordinary beginnings to make a huge success of their local fish-and-chip shop. From there it only got better as they took the post office to new levels of prosperity. But just they start to plan how they will enjoy the fruits of their labour the Haskins fall victim to the unscrupulous directors at the Post Office headquarters. Determined to ensure they receive what is rightfully theirs, they take drastic action . . .

Forced To Marry: Victorian Brides

A Collection Of Four Victorian & Regency Arranged Marriage Novellas

THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES:

Bride To The Heartless Veteran

Married To A Monster

Forced Bride

Her Ruthless Husband



Each book is a 15,000-words stand-alone novella --perfect for an evening read. No cliffhangers and no cheating. Intended for 18+ readers only.

Once Upon A Coffee (Meet Cute Romance Book 4)

A blind date and a case of mistaken identity just might lead to love...

After a long series of stinkers, when a respectful match from an online dating site asks to meet Avery Cahill in real life, she agrees. Invoking her favorite romantic comedy, they arrange to meet in a local coffee shop with a flower and a book.

Under a serious deadline to finish a group project for his MBA--solo--the only thing Dillon Lange wants is peace and quiet. When a beautiful stranger sits down in his booth at the coffee shop, he knows he ought to say something about not being who she thinks he is, but he can't resist her smile or her engaging conversation.

How long can he keep up the charade? And what will happen when her real date shows up?

A short story of approximately 7,500 words.

Q: What makes the Meet Cute Romance series special?

"Meet cute" is a term used to describe a situation in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time. Meet Cute Romance is a series of contemporary romantic shorts celebrating the possibilities of that first meeting.

Q: Who would dig these books?

Meet Cute Romances are designed to be a fast (but not too fast--these are full novelettes, not short stories of only a scene or two), lunchtime or coffee break read to give you a bright spot of romance in your day. If you're looking for a quick romantic pick me up, these short contemporary romances are sure to be right up your alley.

Q: What order should I read the books in?

These novelettes are each stand-alone and can be read in any order. Though there are a few recurring characters in some, so if you want to read in chronological order, they go like this:

* Once Upon a Snow Day

* Once Upon a New Year's Eve

* Once Upon an Heirloom

* Once Upon A Coffee

* Once Upon A Setup

Q: Are there crossovers with other series?

YES! Two of my Meet Cutes tie in with my longer, southern romance series set in Wishful, Mississippi. Wishful is a collection of southern romance novels honoring my Mississippi roots and exploring love in a small town. You can try the first book in the series, To Get Me To You, for FREE! It comes just after Once Upon A Coffee. Once Upon A Setup is a companion novelette to Be Careful, It's My Heart (Book 2 in Wishful) and a prequel to Just For This Moment (Book 4 in Wishful, coming in Spring 2016)

Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

* * * Grab the first three books in one boxed set. * * *

The Summer Lake series is sweet n steamy, small town romance with a focus on fun, friendships and happily ever afters. It follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.

In Love Like You've Never Been Hurt, you'll meet Jack and Emma. He wants to give her forever - the trouble is, she doesn't believe in forever anymore.

In Work Like You Don't Need the Money, you'll meet Pete and Holly. He doesn't have room for a woman in his life - only in his bed - the trouble is, once he gets her into his bed he can't get her out of his mind.

And in Dance Like Nobody's Watching, you'll meet Missy and Dan. He's a quiet, shy, tech genius whose success in life should make him happy - the trouble is, it doesn't. She's a broke single mom who talks too much - being around her makes him happy.

This book is intended for adult readers 18+

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Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book - no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships.

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack

Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly

Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan

Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura

Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan

Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase

Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renee

Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding

Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte

Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie

Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily

Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story

Book 13: The Wedding Flight - Smoke and Laura's Wedding

Remington Ranch series

Book 1: Mason

Book 2: Shane

Book 3: Carter

Book 4: Beau

Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta

A Chance and a Hope series. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.

Book 1: Chance Encounter

Book 2: Finding Hope

Book 3: Give Hope a Chance

Billionaire Romance: Spencer's Obsession (A Seductive Alpha Billionaire Romance Book 1)

A sexy and provocative read from up-and-coming author Kaycee Kline, Spencer's Obsession is the first installment in the new Seductive Alpha Billionaire Romance Series that's sure to leave you breathless and wanting more...

From the first sentence to the very last, you won't be able to put it down!

Emily Anne Prescott is a shy and introverted college student who has just landed the internship of her dreams--assistant to the heartbreakingly gorgeous and filthy rich CEO of Ford Enterprises, Spencer Ford himself. But it doesn't take long before Emily realizes this is no ordinary assistant's job.

From the moment Spencer Ford's icy blue eyes lock onto hers, she knows there's no escaping the captivating pull of her sexy and alluring billionaire boss.

But as much as Emily is tempted by Spencer's come-ons...there's a problem: she's newly (and accidentally!) engaged to her high school sweetheart.

How will she deal with her growing feelings for Spencer without sacrificing her own values and hurting the man that loves her? Is it even possible?

Spencer Ford is a wealthy and powerful billionaire with a dark past. A past that's kept him from the one thing he craves the most. The one thing that money can't buy: a deep and passionate connection that ignites his soul.

But he's tormented by painful memories that won't let him move on. Instead, he fills his days with business meetings and mindless, impersonal sex because it's easier than letting a woman get too close.

Until, that is, he meets Emily Prescott--the beautiful and brilliant college student who has everything he's been looking for and more. She brings out a part of him that he thought was gone forever and he can't help but let his guard down around her. He wants her. All of her.

But there's just one catch: she won't give in. And that makes him want her even more.

When secrets are revealed, will their insatiable attraction be enough to keep them together or will it force them apart?

WARNING: This book contains adult content and is meant for 18+ readers only.

Mine For Tonight (The Billionaire's Obsession, Book 1)

This book is free on most venues. If the book is not free, it is not the choice of the author. Please direct your concerns to the vendor.

Genre: Adult Contemporary Steamy Romance

Down on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants...until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he's never experienced and definitely doesn't like. For over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

"Mine For Tonight" is book one of "The Billionaire's Obsession" . Books in this trilogy do not stand alone and need to be read in order. They include:

Mine For Tonight - Book 1 "The Billionaire's Obsession"

Mine For Now - Book 2 "The Billionaire's Obsession"

Mine Forever - Book 3 "The Billionaire's Obsession"

and Mine Completely - a Valentine's Day romance featuring Simon and Kara

This is a steamy romance and is not intended for YA readers. It contains steamy love scenes, explicit language and adult emotion not appropriate for YA readers.

How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas

Two ebooks for the price of one!

Single parents find their unexpected chance at love in this $4.99 ebook duo from beloved, bestselling author Carolyn Brown and debut bestseller Kari Lynn Dell.

Includes an excerpt from Tangled in Texas, the highly anticipated second book in Kari Lynn Dell's Texas Rodeo series.

How to Marry a Cowboy: All Lily and Gabby want for their eighth birthday is a mom. Mason Harper had always side stepped the issue, but what was he supposed to say the day he found a woman wearing a tattered bridal gown and just waking up on his front porch swing? He offers Annie Rose the job of watching his wild girls for a month while he finds a new nanny, and she takes it with intentions of laying low for a month to hide from her abusive ex-boyfriend. But in such close quarters, their growing attraction is impossible to deny...

Reckless in Texas: Outside the rodeo ring, Violet Jacobs a single mom and the lone voice pushing for her family's rodeo production company to modernize and gun for the big time circuits. When she takes a business matter into her own hands by hiring on hotshot rodeo bullfighter Joe Cassidy, she expected to start a ruckus inside the family...but never expected her heart to end up on the line.

Praise for Carolyn Brown:

"The most difficult thing about reading a Brown book is putting it down." --Fresh Fiction

"Carolyn Brown is a master storyteller who never fails to entertain." --Night Owl Reviews

Praise for Kari Lynn Dell:

"An extraordinarily gifted writer." --Karen Templeton, three-time RITA award-winning author

"A standout in western romance." --Publishers Weekly

Love Makes A Family: Gay Billionaire Marriage Romance

He Sits On A Family Fortune But Will Give It All Up For True Love

When spoiled rich kid Finn meets fellow student Jake, it doesn't seem the pair have much in common.

Inexplicably, they become friends and then, maybe something a little more besides.

Or do they? Because Finn is never sure where Jacob's feelings lie.

The arrival of Finn's orphaned Goddaughter confuses things still further.

Unsure of his suitability to parent, Finn plans to tell social services that he can't adopt the child.

However, somehow the authorities get the impression that the pair are a stable couple willing to adopt!

This is news to Finn's homophobic father, who is horrified to find his son engaged to a man!

Still unsure of Jake's feelings towards him, Finn must decide whether to stay with him or marry the girl his father has chosen for him.

Will Finn and Jacob stay together or will Finn's scheming father find some way of splitting them up for good?

This Is A Romance Short Story With A Free Romance Short Stories Collection Inside

Naked: The Billionai're's Chef ((A Chef Romance) Book 1)

It's like, if Nine and a Half Weeks was directed by a famous chef. Tasty!

Elaine works her ass off to get ahead in the fine cuisine business. Except, she's not getting any breaks. She needs to make a few changes, but there are bills to pay, just like the rest of us.

Enter AROMA. It's not just any restaurant. It's owned by a eccentric venture capital billionaire who happens to love good food. And he wants her. Badly.

But there's a problem. One named Brian. And Elaine needs someone to 'take care' of him.

And then the sparks start flying.

** Ready to explore a few other romance genres? Start right here by downloading this compendium!

An Indecent Wager: A Steamy Regency Romance Book, Book 3

A super sexy historical romance...



For debt-ridden Deana Herwood, losing a hand of cards to the wealthy Lord Rockwell was bad enough. To settler her loss, she must offer her body to him for one night of pleasure.



When she expresses her reservations, he offers an even more outrageous proposition. Can she win the wager or will her body succumb to the wicked attentions of Lord Rockwell?

Enthralled: A Box Set

A five-book box set.

Three full-length novels are packed with possessive Alpha men. These sexy stories are filled with love, lust, tension and agony--with heated passion that grips into your soul. It's a roller coaster ride that will leave you elated. Breathless. Enticed.