Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Ok fans, so today is something a little different! I went with Contemporary Fiction, which means, it's a little of everything. I'd really like to hear what genre of books you really want to read. So check these out, but, leave me a comment. Let me know what you want to read! I don't want to keep doing lists if you don't want any of the books :) I'd rather find something you want to read! Speak up. 

But, for now, enjoy some of these Contemporaries. 

Louisiana Ghost Story
Can this marriage survive two husbands, one alive, one not?

Award-winning chef Phil Randazzo, and his anthropologist wife, Michelle, are as happy as any newlyweds with five kids and a ton of history. But something’s eerily amiss. 

They’ve been married less than a year and already there’s someone else--at least it’s starting to seem that way. 

First Hendrix the cat’s developed a new trick, but how does a flesh-and-blood feline walk through walls? Maybe with help from his best friend on The Other Side? Then there was that dude Phil saw upstairs Thanksgiving Day. Only nobody was there. But the odd thing was that “nobody” looked exactly like Michelle’s dead husband, Cajun musician A.P. Savoie. Her really really handsome and much-missed dead husband. Who died all too suddenly. 

Can it be he wants her back?

Anything You Ask
Widow Danielle Cooper doesn't know how she'll support her two young sons and a 400-acre farm. Her prodigal brother-in-law offers an unusual solution. He'll pay off her debt in exchange for the deed. She agrees to a temporary marriage to transfer the farm, but can she trust a man with too many secrets?

Thrown off the farm by his father, Hale vows to reclaim the land where he was raised. Helping Danielle provides a perfect way to redeem himself, but his feelings complicate matters. He wants to make their marriage a real one. Problem is, Danielle won't tolerate any more secrets, and he can't tell her why his family disowned him.

Now more is on the line than just the farm. Staying together will require a special kind of courage. Are they strong enough to let go of their painful past and embrace the future?

In the Air (The City #1)
It all began on a New York City sidewalk. It was so surreal. Juilliard, the enormous brick building that held my dreams and the possibilities of my future. I was prepared for the challenges ahead. What I didn’t expect was to lose my focus the second I met him. Living the dance was no longer the only important thing in my life.

The City opened my eyes, but he transformed me.

Two dancers. One big city. He was determined to make a new start. She was ready to make it in the ballet world. Neither expected love to play a part in achieving their dreams. They also didn't expect it to be so destructive. Samson and Natalia took the leap anyway, not worrying about the fall.

Heartshot (Posadas County #1) (Posadas County Mysteries)
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Posadas County, New Mexico, has very few mean streets and no city-slick cop shop. But it has an earnest, elected Sheriff and an aging Undersheriff—William C. Gastner.

Pushing sixty, Bill has no other life than law enforcement—and doesn’t want one, even if he’s being gently nudged toward retirement. Then, trouble strikes. A car full of teens, evading a traffic stop, goes air­borne into a rocky outcrop, killing all five passengers and revealing a package of cocaine stashed under the seat. Has someone brought serious crime to the county?

When a second explosion of violence fells an undercover cop, the sheriff’s department  pulls together to make a formidable team, but its weak spot may be Bill. His mind is too tough to crumble but his long-mistreated body is gradually succumbing to stress. Ignoring all advice, he pilots the case to a final confrontation where the fate of the killer—and the cop—will be decided…

All Is Bright: An eShort Story
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Thirty-year-old Elise Andrews couldn’t bring herself to marry Griffin, her childhood friend turned sweetheart, so she let him walk away. Eight months after their breakup, she arrives in her hometown of Chicago on Christmas Eve and hears a voice from the past calling her name in the grocery store. It’s Griffin’s mother, Janice, who invites Elise over for a neighborhood gathering of eggnog and carols.
Walking into Janice’s house sends Elise tumbling headlong into memories of her relationship with Griffin—and with Janice, who exudes the kind of warmth Elise ached for after her own mom passed away when she was six. But Griffin has moved on, and suddenly Elise doubts her decision to give him up and lose her chance at being folded into his wonderful family. Confused and reeling, she goes in search of an answer to a universal question: How do we say good-bye to people we’ve loved without losing everything they’ve meant to us?

Blackbird (a Sometimes Never novella)

"Sometimes never is a distorted perception. I love you, Hope. And I'm not the only one. I know you care about me. I see it in your eyes. I feel it. Everybody needs love. Everybody. And some people need it more than others. You're a liar if you say you don't. I'll do that for you. I'll love you. All you have to do is let me." –Sometimes Never

What happened in the years between the final chapter and epilogue of Sometimes Never? Blackbird is an 18,000+ word novella that continues Mason and Hope's story as they finish high school, start separate colleges, and confront their demons.

Though Blackbird can be read on its own, it is better enjoyed after reading Sometimes Never

Bangkok Rules

Thailand is terrified. A sadistic serial killer has been abducting young innocents for his ritual horror and the authorities are clueless. Carl Engel is an enigma. The blunt Londoner has forged a thirty-year career as a private investigator amid the chaos of Thailand's political history. Struggling with advancing years and a decreasing workload he is approached by an elderly American with a lucrative missing persons case. The case descends into the sordid world of the elusive serial killer and a menacing web of political intrigue dating back to the Vietnam War. Carl must use his guile and experience to stay alive, find the killer and negotiate the dangerous military interests that lurk behind the scenes. Based on a real person Carl Engel lives in a world rarely seen by outsiders and hauls the reader on a pulsating ride to the explosive conclusion.

The Appetizer When You're Not His Main Course

Three girlfriends with three totally different lives, or they think……..
Yazmin and Trey have been together for five years. Enjoying her life as a stay at home wifey, the couple is expecting a set of twins. Their life could not have been any more picture perfect, until the day that Yazmin was involved in a hit and run accident. Scared for the life of her babies, Yazmin damn near goes into shock after she attempts to call Trey only to be greeted by his wife of the past ten years……
Monae and Malik have had a drama free long distance relationship for the last two years. Malik is a Marine, and is stationed in San Diego. They both have an understanding that once Monae graduates from UCLA, they will have their dream wedding. Planning an intimate surprise party just for two in his apartment, Monae discovers that she is not the only woman waiting for “her” man to come home……
Knowing that Devaugn is in a relationship, Nia simply don’t care. He is the ideal man, and Nia is convinced that if she works hard enough, she can show him that she is all the woman that he needs. Stephanie will be a thing of the past and Devaugn can start taking care of Nia and her three children full time. Or will he…….
These three friends all have one thing in common; they are really their man’s chick on the side. What happens when a woman find’s out that she is not her man’s main course, she is only the appetizer…..

Measure of Devotion

Jason Wadsworth is finally headed to university. Leaving behind his father's cattle ranch in favor of the posh, gaslit streets of Perdana, Jason is determined to climb the social ladder and forget his country roots. If only his father had gifted him with a more upscale slave.

Kale's been a country slave his whole life. All he wants is to keep his head down and live as comfortable an existence as possible. Unfortunately, his dramatic master despises him and makes life difficult at every turn.

Humbled by his first breakup, Jason grows to appreciate his ever-faithful slave and soon discovers that Kale is everything he's ever wanted. Now he needs to prove to Kale that his love is genuine.

Kale, meanwhile, tries to convince himself that he simply feels the devotion of a slave to his master, but his actions prove what his mind is unwilling to accept: he's falling in love. When Jason's future happiness is in jeopardy, Kale sets himself on a course to make Jason's dreams come true, even if it means facing up to the fact that, for the first time in his life, he loves someone else more than he loves himself.

Measure of Devotion is a bittersweet love story that contains sexual content and adult language.

A Cornish Revenge (The Loveday Ross Mysteries)

A bleak Cornish clifftop strewn with the derelict remains of old tin mines.

It seems to magazine editor, Loveday Ross, an odd place for an art class, but then her artist friend, Lawrence Kemp, had been acting strangely recently.

As her camera clicks, taking pictures for the article she’s planning, a grim sight emerges from the receding tide far below.

It’s the body of a man!

He’s been tied hand and foot into the shingle cove - deliberately left to drown!

But why has the discovery made Lawrence so edgy?
And why are his students, Kit Armitage and Abbie Grainger, so affected by the killing?

Detective Inspector Sam Kitto doesn’t appreciate finding a journalist at the murder scene, and Loveday isn't happy being a suspect.

The Eyes Have It (Dear Diary...Series)
Allison Tate's parents run her life. They pick her clothes, pick her friends, pick her car, pick her husband...

Even though Allison realizes it is dangerous to thwart her parents, she has no intention of marrying the man they have chosen for her.

She has other plans.

What Allison doesn't realize is that her parents aren't the only menace on her horizon, they are simply the most obvious...

Dear Diary... (Dear Diary...Series)

CeeCee Wilson hated her name.

Born two weeks after her paternal grandmother's death, CeeCee was the spitting image of her, and CeeCee's mother, Allison, devastated by the loss of her mother-in-law who was also her best friend, couldn't imagine any other name.

CeeCee fervently wished her mother had possessed a bit more imagination.

Elsee Caitrin Wilson...a cow name in CeeCee's mind as well as the minds of her classmates.

As if that weren't enough for a child to handle, CeeCee and her family had to move the summer before she was to start high school, her father developed a disease that was slowly destroying his body as well as her universe, her older brother Mark became infatuated with the wicked witch of the southwest, the man she fell in love with was in love with another, and to top it all off, she couldn’t seem to stop making lists.

Did God care? How could a loving God allow those things to happen? Was CeeCee losing her faith? Had she truly ever possessed any? Or was she simply a product of her parents’ blind belief? What if everything she had been taught up until then had simply been a lie? What if God didn’t exist and it was all a hoax?

Transitioning into adulthood was painful for CeeCee as her anger, doubts, and despair overwhelmed her at times, but in the midst of her unwilling journey from child to woman she found the courage to face her life as well as herself with honesty and a determination to deal with the obstacles that had been thrown in her path.

Darc Murders Collection (The #1 Police Procedural/Hard Boiled Mystery Series)

The collection includes...
- the prequel short story to 9th Circle
Deceived - another prequel short story to 9th Circle
9th Circle - the full-length novel that started it all
7th Sin - the full-length sequel to 9th Circle
Carnal - the bridge short story between 7th Sin and 5th Pentagram
5th Pentagram - the third book in the Darc Murders Collection
Sinister - the bridge short story between 5th Pentagram and 3rd Body

Big Girls Don't Cry: Sexy Romantic Suspense (Book 1 in The Blonde Barracuda's Sizzling Suspense Series)

  • They called her the Blonde Barracuda.
  • The press loves her, the politicians fear her and the mob is out to kill her.
  • Can she find her brother's killers before they find her?

The Dr Pepper Prophecies

Mel is a twenty-five-year-old underachiever with a terrible job, too much time on her hands and a perfect younger sister. Her work and love lives hit a new low when she ends up working for her ex.

The one good thing in her life has always been her best friend Will, who has seen her through every crisis from lost toys to pregnancy scares. Now a successful accountant, he looks a prime catch to his girlfriend Natalie, who's determined to replace Mel as the woman in his life.

Despairing of improving her own life, she sets out to help her friends instead.

After all, what’s the worst that can happen?

Cafe du Jour

Love, loss and latté...

"If today is a cup of coffee it has to be a big, piping hot café au lait, served in a bowl the way they often do in France. I drink it with my hands curved around the bowl for warmth... and for safety..."

Susie used to have the perfect sister, the perfect boss, the perfect restaurant kitchen to cook in and a man who only needed a tweak or two. Now, everything is changing and all she can do is take it one sip at a time.

A Twisted Bard's Tale

Did you ever wonder what started the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues? Check out this naughty version of Romeo and Juliet--you'll be surprised and delighted by this little twisted Bard's tale! 
(Warning: This title is a fun, erotic short that contains graphic language and f/f sex).

Love in a Pawn Shop

A pit bull, a pawn shop and a pain-in-the-ass kid brother. . .
Dix is good with two out of three. She's had it with dusty shelves, desperate people and her teenage brother. With Riley about to graduate, Dix is ready to buy her one-way ticket to Paris.

Then sexy cop Dane Caldwell walks into her store on the hunt for stolen goods, and threatens her brother and her business.

The worst threat is to Dix's heart...if she loses that, she loses her dream.

Dane soon realizes he's found love in a pawn shop. Even the pit bull thinks he's okay. Now all he has to do is convince Dix that love is more than just another complication.

Marti Talbott's Highlander Series 1 (Anna, Rachel & Charlet)

ANNA -- In love with a woman he had only seen once and could not find, the Highlander, Kevin MacGreagor was growing older and needed a wife to give him sons. No other woman pleased him, not even the daughters of other lairds, so he finally settled for Anna sight unseen. But when his men went to meet her guard, she was all alone and badly beaten. Who could have done such a thing and why? 

RACHEL -- had a dark secret and even she didn't know what it was. She was seventeen, determined to become as good a warrior as any Highlander, and was firmly against taking a husband. Connor had other ideas. He loved Rachel and when a rival clan took her, he thought he would lose his mind. How would he ever get her back and if he did, would her dark secret separate them forever?

CHARLET -- The King of England asked the Highlander, Kevin MacGreagor, to hide a baby girl and save her life. But sixteen years later, someone discovered where she was. To Blair Cameron fell the duty of hiding and protecting Charlet. It was not an easy task. She was furious, head-strong and determined to run from him. Could Blair keep her alive? And if he did, could he keep himself from falling in love with her?

48 Hours

“If you don’t pay me £250,000.00 in the next 48 Hours you will die”. The text on Josh Hammond’s BlackBerry was blunt and chilling. Surely it must be a joke, but when Josh is attacked in broad daylight and people around him start to die he knows that his blackmailer is deadly serious. Can Josh raise the money, can his attractive new bodyguard protect him, who is blackmailing him and why? He has 48 hours to find out. The first novel in the acclaimed City of London Thriller series is a hit which will enthral everyone who knows and loves its London settings. Rich in detail and truly evocative it is a real page turner, told in around 100,000 words.

Out Of The Friend Zone

Chandler lost his wife in a car accident, leaving him to raise his young daughter alone. Brynn left her cheating husband, and moved next door to Chandler with her son. Chandler helps Brynn realize not all men are like her ex, and she helps him by showing it's okay to move on after his wife's death. Starting out as friends, neither one realizes that they need each other, or what is in store for their future together.

Saying Goodbye to the Sun

New York City, 1986.

The name of the beautiful woman in the red dress is Raine, and Vincent Walker has no idea she’s about to change his life forever – by ending it.

Now, impossible as it is to believe, Vincent is turning into a vampire. He sets out to find the woman who changed him, hoping she can take it back. Instead, he finds himself at the mercy of the infamous Council of Thirteen. Not wanting to risk any of its more valuable servants, The Council assigns him the task of bringing her back to be punished for turning him without permission. If he succeeds, the woman he loves will be no more. If he refuses, the Council will take out its anger on him, instead. 

But Vincent is not the only one looking. Something driven by a century-old vendetta hunts them both, and it won’t stop until they are destroyed. If Vincent can find Raine first, the two may be able to disappear together. But he is beginning to like the growing evil inside him. Already he wonders if he will save her, or kill her himself.

Twice Tempted (Holland Springs ~ Book 1))


Born into wealth and power, Christian Romanov is Hollywood's favorite bad boy with a golden touch...until the day his agent receives pictures of the movie star celebrating his birthday in a not-so-legal way. Now he's been ordered to find a small-town girl to be seen with in order to improve his partying image. He agrees, but for an entirely different reason--to protect the reputation of an organization that helps get teens off the street and back into the school. Not only is he the anonymous donor that's been solely supporting the organization since its inception, he's slated to be their newest spokesman.

What happens in Vegas,

Zoe Ambrose is a hopeless romantic masquerading as a realist. But she's also a successful novelist, trying to fit herself into a staid life when what she craves is the adventure she found one night in the arms of a playboy who never knew her name. When her successful crime series is optioned by a major studio, she travels to Las Vegas to find that the prince of her fantasies and single night of pleasure is the main contender for the male lead. But for four years Zoe has been publicly eviscerating the man who had played with her heart--he's the villain in her series! Now the movie star doesn't even recognize her, and Zoe is determined to protect her heart this time.

Doesn't stay in Vegas.

When Christian braves the small town of Holland Springs and Zoe's overprotective family to win the girl of his dreams, he finds that his Hollywood skills might not cut it--and learns a shocking truth he never imagined. Can he tempt her again and finally give her the epic love story she has refused to write for herself?

Sweet as Honey (The Seven Sisters)

The Seven Sisters series follows the stories of the Summers siblings (actually six sisters and one brother who they tease is the seventh sister) and their father, Cam. The Summers family runs a cafe called Matariki (the Maori name for the constellation called Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters.)

The first in the series, Sweet as Honey, features Dex Concannon, a small-town cop with a sexy smile and a dark past, and the vulnerable but warm-hearted Honey Summers. 

Dex and Honey have decided to wait until their wedding night to sleep together, but events gradually conspire against them until their big day hangs in the balance. Is their love strong enough to pull them through?

These sweet-ish romances do include some tender love scenes and adult language and are therefore most suitable for mature readers.

Indelible Love - Emily's Story

Emily Logan - An adult orphan, foodie, and a believer in happily ever after - gets dumped by Max, her college boyfriend of four years, the night of their graduation, the night he was supposed to propose. Her world shattered, she picks up the pieces when she finds love again with Jake.

Dr. Jake Reid - Successful doctor, loving boyfriend, the one who wants to fulfill Emily's happily ever after - falls in love with Emily at first sight and pushes their relationship fast and furious. 

Max Davis - Reserved, indecisive, Emily's first love - believes he let go of his first love for her sake, for all the right reasons. Eighteen months after the break-up, he's ready to win Emily's heart again.

Insecure from her broken relationship, Emily can't fully trust Jake's passion and love for her and struggles between Jake, the man who wants to create a future with her, and Max, the man who wants to relive the past. When both men propose, Emily's indecision causes her to lose her true love. Laugh, cry and cheer for Emily as her relationships unfold through culinary delights that begin in Napa Valley and weaves through eateries in San Francisco, Kyoto, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Paris. Who she chooses for her happily ever after may surprise you in the end.

Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #1)
Patricia Rushford kicks off a thrilling new crime series set in the cozy coastal hamlet of Sunset Cove, Oregon. Featuring determined police officer Angel Delaney, the first episode is sure to have armchair sleuths turning the pages as fast as they can to discover whodunit?
When a police shootout results in the death of a 12-year-old boy, Officer Angel Delaney is blamed, convicted, and condemned by the media and the Sunset Cove community before the case even goes to trial. 
Angel will have her day in court, but before she has the chance to defend herself, the situation spirals out of control. Key evidence is missing, evidence that could have verified her claim of firing only one shot in self-defense. In short order, the body count rises, and suddenly Angel is a suspect in more than one murder investigation. Heartsick about the young boy's death, and questioning her judgment as a police officer, Angel joins forces with Detective Callen Riley to fight the mounting charges against her.


  1. So I will always be a true romance girl - almost any sub-genre will do (though not a fan of erotica). However, I will read just about anything if it sounds like a good or intriguing story and is well-written. I truly enjoy books that have a little of a lot of different elements - romance, suspense, mystery, paranormal, etc. Any combination of these works for me to with the one caveat that I like happy endings, predictable or not. I just HATE getting to the end of the story and things not working out, especially if it's been a great book and I've grown attached to the characters! LOL Not sure it helps you - but that's what I like! ;)

  2. I'm a paranormal reader. I like YA and new adult paranormal/romance. Can't go wrong with either. I love YA and new adult books too. For some reason, I have an easier time identifying with the characters.

  3. Contemporary romance, chick lit (must have HEA) and historical romance.

  4. I love all romances! Erotica is my fave, but I read everything ... Contemporary, historical, paranormal, new adult, urban fantasy and some sci-fi.
    Thank you so much for your hard work! I appreciate it SO much!

  5. I'm a romance girl. I like contemporaries & new adult, but my favorite is probably erotica.
    I look forward to being able to sit down and relax and go thru your email every evening finding free books! Thanks sooo much for the lists!!! :-)

  6. Paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and historical romance are my favorites. Thanks for creating these lists of free books. I always find something on your site.