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 brand new collection TELL TALE, this ingenious and witty short story is 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 coming in November 2017, which celebrate the talent of this incredible bestselling author.

Natural Selection

"It isn't a part-time job, it's a full-time, unrelenting commitment, and to become one of the inner elite you must expect to make sacrifices at the expense of family, friends, and your career."

Dan Shepherd is on a jungle training course in Belize as part of his SAS selection. Along with Liam, Geordie, and Jimbo, he is chosen for further training to see if he makes the cut for the Sabre Squadron Troop.

Taken out on real operation patrol, the men run into trouble with Guatemalan troops in the disputed province. Forced to escape into the jungle, the men are tested to their limits, but their reward may be great....

Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set (Books 4-6)

* * * Grab 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 Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded, you'll meet Smoke and Laura. The chemistry between them definitely has the sparks flying, but will the scars of the past only lead them to crash and burn?

In Laugh Like You've Never Cried, you'll meet Michael and Megan. He's everything she's not, he's fun, funny, charming and outgoing--and oh, so sexy! He's about to turn her world upside down. If she sticks around long enough to let him.

And in Sing Like Nobody's Listening, you'll meet Kenzie and Chase. He believes what they have could be a one-of-a-kind, but first he'll have to convince her that it's more than just a one-off one night stand.

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.

If you want to start at the beginning you can currently pick up the first three books in a FREE boxed set.

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

Never Too Late

Ten year old Madeline wondered why her Grandpa sat on the beach every day gazing out to sea. Family and neighbors suspected dementia, but Grandpa finally shared his secret with Maddie....

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?

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

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-fianc, 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?

At His Mercy

When car trouble sends Lise Kimball into the sweaty, sultry Mississippi south, she wants nothing more than a new tire and a place to spend the night before continuing her trip to New Orleans.

What she doesn't want is to find herself stranded in the company of Donovan True, a man as controlling as the one who drove her from Atlanta.

Except Donovan takes charge in ways Lise has never known. Being at his mercy might be exactly what she's been looking for.

"I give AT HIS MERCY my highest recommendation." - Laurie's Laudanum



"AT HIS MERCY is a steamy arousing read..." - Joyfully Reviewed

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.

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 Rene

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

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

Billionaire Experience: Romance For Mature Women (4 Book Box Set 1)

This BoxSet Includes All the best books of renowned author Brooke Kinsley

Boss Me Please by Brooke Kinsley

When math genius Stephanie gets a scholarship to the prestigious Knightswood University in London, she's both excited and terrified. She'll have to leave everything behind in Kansas, but she'll be finally appreciated for her intelligence. Finding herself plunged into the center of English university life, she soon becomes popular and finds her footing as one of the school's most gifted students.

What she doesn't know is that billionaire and previous Knightswood student, Fredrick Milton is volunteering in her class in a bid to source the most talented mathematicians.

When a mysterious test is placed in front of her and she finds herself getting top marks, she's soon pushed into his orbit. She can't deny how handsome he is and he has eyes for her too!

But when the two find themselves alone in her dorm will things finally heat up, or will Fredrick's big mouth land him in trouble?

Too Curious Series by Brooke Kinsley

I'm twenty-one and dying to leave home. Thankfully, the opportunity of a lifetime comes along when I'm accepted as an intern for the world's most handsome and scandalous billionaire, Trevor Wylde.

"Don't go! He's a sex maniac, a womanizer!"

Everyone told me not to go but the warnings just made it even more exciting. I start work and he notices me straight away, inviting me to secret, sexy party where he shows me the time of my life.

But is he hiding an insidious secret?

Who is the mysterious Ophelia who's hell bent on hating me?

And what's going on with the mysterious robes I find in Trevor's bedroom?

I know I should stay away from him but I can't! He drives me crazy like no other man has ever done. But I have a secret... Will it scare him away? Or will it turn him on even more?

Insta Love by Brooke Kinsley

Paige Manning has the seemingly perfect life, a respectable husband, a nice house in the suburbs and an easy job. But it doesn't matter how many people envy her, she still can't shake the feeling that everything's wrong and of course, husband, Arthur is at the center of her troubles.

With her life in turmoil, she finds herself casting her mind back to being a teenager when the real love of her life, Sean was in her arms. If only their relationship wasn't harboring not one, but two dark secrets. Things that could never let her sleep easy again...

With an aching desire to resolve the past, she seeks out Sean, now a successful psychiatrist. Posing as a patient, she reveals all and soon he can't stop himself from falling in love again. But after eight years, life is increasingly complicated and both of them will have to learn to face the impossible.

Will Sean be able to stop himself falling into old Dominating Patterns? Or will Paige be only too happy to be his Little Girl again?

+New Book!!!

Sex Prescribed by Brooke Kinsley

Etta

I always thought I was the luckiest girl in the world being engaged to my childhood sweetheart. In fact, there's nothing I love more than rushing home to him after a hard shift at the hospital. Except today I found out he's a dirtbag, and he's had someone else in our bed while I saved lives.

All I wanted to do was escape to my mom's house but if things couldn't get any worse, some asshole crashes into me and I find myself staring out through my shattered windshield at a kind stranger saving my life.

But who is he? And could his eyes be any bluer?

Lincoln

I may be a billionaire and world famous biomechanics inventor but I'm a doctor first and all I've ever wanted to do was save lives. After a long shift at Normont Memorial Hospital, I can't wait to get home and relax, but when a car crash takes place on the highway, I know my help is needed.

With one driver dead and the other one losing consciousness, I need to work fast. But who is the girl who survived?

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)

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.

Winning Back His Wife (Camp Firefly Falls Book 1)

Twenty years ago, Michael Tully fell hard and fast at summer camp. Now his soon-to-be ex-wife has quit her job and invested every last penny into re-inventing Camp Firefly Falls. It's a crazy, ridiculous plan-which he ignores, right up until he's served with divorce papers.

First book in an interconnected series coming summer 2016!

Melt: A Quick Sexy Beach Read

Chicago native Naomi has made a home with her boyfriend Erik in lush, tropical Hawaii, but she misses certain things about winter now and then. To give her a taste of home, Erik hatches a plan to bring winter to the beach. But when their bodies meet, the temperature is always scorching, so it isn't long before their icy playtime melts away into a naughty outdoor romp.

Short in length but high in heat, this quickie story is approximately 4,000 words.

Silent Night (Silence Book 4)

Join Cole, Oakley and their family for Christmas day in this 7,000 word short story.

Birthday Blaze

Brennan O'Shea might be every woman's dream.

Gorgeous.

Single.

Built like a tank and inked to perfection.

A fireman. Really, what else is there?

Yeah, he's a fantasy brought to life if only it weren't for one little problem. Okay, it's a big one. He can't talk to women. The more attractive the lady, the more words fail him. And his beautiful, friendly neighbor Jenny has Brennan lusting for more than chatty banter. Will a birthday wish give him a shot with the woman he wants? Or will his hopes go up in flames?

Birthday Blaze originally appeared in the Amazon bestselling charity anthology Hook & Ladder 69. This short story is a fun, sexy read that showcases Kacey's humorous story-telling and colorful characters.

For more by Kacey check out www.kaceysheabooks.com.

One Perfect Night: Seattle Sullivans, Book 0.5

In this new sexy contemporary romance novella from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Bella Andre, can Noah convince Colbie they are meant to be together in One Perfect Night? Guest starring Mia Sullivan and Rafe Sullivan from Bella Andre's Sullivan family series.

One touch...One kiss...

The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels, they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion - and a desire she can't control - Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she's gone. When they end up serendipitously meeting in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can't make the mistake of losing her again.

One night...One forever love...

Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. Only, how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they're destined to be together? Especially when he's intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he's willing to keep proving it to her every day...and every sweet and sinful night.

Easy Ride: An MC Teaser Anthology

Hop on for an Easy Ride and just a taste of each author's story. This anthology gives you excerpts of fourteen different MC authors and the bikers that you love to drive you wild, so sit back, enjoy the Easy Ride.

Betrayed: Prequel to Unhinged

I didn't think I had anything left to lose when I went to him. It was the only way to save what was left of my family. I knew I was taking a chance, knew there would be consequences, but I had no choice. Not if I wanted to save my brother.

He warned me to be careful. That my brother wasn't who I thought he was. I didn't believe him though. Not until it was too late.

And it cost us both everything.

Betrayed is the free 7500 word prequel to the intensely emotional dark standalone romance, UNHINGED.

Fighting For Love: A Boxing Romance Series (Round 1)

Jonathan Trial has a perfect life: his dream job as a professional boxer or so he thinks...

The perfect house, the perfect car, and the perfect wife-to-be, but one fatal night on the highway brings all of that crashing down.

This once famous boxer and even more famous womanizer now finds himself working as a personal trainer in an all women's gym for a group of less than enthusiastic female fighters where he meets Laurel, an up-and-coming MMA fighter.

Will Laurel succumb to Jonathan's charm, and how will Jonathan handle being the one cheering from the sidelines?

Taken by Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 7): Volume 15

**TAKEN BY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER**TAKEN BY LOVE is the first of six Braden cousins, and the newest additions to the BRADEN series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. In TAKEN BY LOVE... Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again--but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten. Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down--only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.TAKEN BY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While TAKEN BY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order. READ THE FULL LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES: Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. SNOW SISTERS BOOK 1: Sisters in Love BOOK 2: Sisters in Bloom BOOK 3: Sisters in White THE BRADENS (Weston, CO) BOOK 4: Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) BOOK 5: Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) BOOK 6: Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) BOOK 7: Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) BOOK 8: Bursting with Love (Savan