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by Freya BarkerFaith failed him. Ambition drove her. Serendipity brought them together. They’ve never met, but their paths run in the same direction—home for the holidays. Yet their reasons for leaving are as different as the reasons they return. Meeting by chance along a 1400 mile stretch of highway when a snowstorm grinds traffic to a halt, they have no choice but to jointly ride it out. Exposing a common thread, leading them from the past to the present, it’s through the innocent eyes of a... more
by Todd Aldrington
Todd is an athletic raccoon, and he’s just celebrated his eighteenth birthday in style. In the final seconds of a high school basketball game, Todd buried the winning three point score, and now the team are going to throw him the party to end all others. Even his father attends, determined to hook him up with a girlfriend. Todd has a secret though: he’s gay, and the fox he desires just threw Todd’s party invitation in his face.
Colton is one of Sekada High’s... more
by H.M. ShanderAll Audrina wants is a safe home for her disabled brother and nothing else. Except maybe for Michael to be healthy and strong. Finding love is too ridiculous a dream to chase right now. Chad is hired for the needed renovations and agrees, with a catch. Audrina needs to assist on the project. Besides, it’ll keep her costs down—something the cash-strapped waitress needs. Together they destroy and rebuild the deck while Chad breaks down Audrina’s walls by including her brother in the renos. He p... more
by Tara Sue Me
Who knew three words held such destructive power? No, not THOSE three words. I'm talking about the evil word trio that's my own personal kryptonite, that stole my best friend, and took away the only woman I've ever loved: I dare you.
I was six when Darcy Patrick moved next door.
By the time we were eight, we were best friends.
At fifteen, I gave a classmate a black eye for calling her names.
At sixteen, she talked me through asking my crush to prom.
I h... more
by Tabitha RhysLawson Harper is in his hometown of Gunther, PA, working a minimum wage job and helping to finance the family household, when an old friend pops by for a visit. She and Lawson embark on an epic musical collaboration that dramatically alters both their lives. After flipping his life upside down, Jessa disappears. Harper breaks away from his roots to make his way in the Los Angeles music scene. Just as he's finding his path, Jessa shows up inserting herself back into his life.
by Lina Jubilee
Her aura takes powers away. Ally or foe, no Natch or Nelian elf can rely on their supernatural strengths in the proximity of the Nelian princess. Superpowered battles devolve into pandemonium when she enters the fray.
The only elf in her planet’s history to have nullification powers, Alanna felt an outcast in her own village, but she knew she could always rely on her brother, the king of Nelia, and Xerxes, his best friend, to make her smile. Certain she would w... more
by Bryanna FordAva Harper struggles to find her self in all of the wrong places. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, her oblivious ways cause her to suffer constant heart break and despair. With sex clouding her mind, a miscarriage and an attempted suicide, she is forced to make a decision that could go badly in the end, taking a secret along with her.
by C. S. Johnson
He didn't "meme" to do it ...
The day I fell in love with Kara was the day I accidentally ruined her life, and I was as blindsided by ruining her life as much as I was by falling in love with her. According to my now ex-best friend, Miles, love is supposed to make you feel stupid, but I never thought my stupidity, or anybody else’s for that matter, would lead to such devastation.
Tenth grader Tommy Baher has always lived in the shado... more
by Mary FrameShe’s looking for a forever kind of guy, he might not live to see tomorrow. Bethany Connell has one goal: keep her cookies in her basket. And by cookies, she means sex. She will not be distracted by a pretty face and a rock-hard body again. This time, she wants a grown-up relationship. Something steady. Something forever. And then she wakes up in bed with New York City’s sexiest playboy. For Brent Crawford, only one thing matters: football. Except one more pass, and the game could kill h... more
by Alexander EberhartIn sixteen-year-old Mike Hernandez’s life, only one thing is clear: Gay is NOT okay. His family’s life revolves around the church, a church run by the vocally intolerant Pastor Myers, so Mike has resolved to spend his life in the closet. His only escape—besides the occasional, anonymous gay make-out session—is his art. He pours his complicated emotions into risqué drawings he keeps in a secret sketchbook. A sketchbook he carries everywhere. When his sketchbook goes missing in the middle of S... more
by Heatherly BellA second chance... A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She's been on the road since roughly forever, and even if the scandal has followed her home to Whistle Cove, California, Lexi is going to enjoy the break. After all, there's quite nothing like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to calm a woman's soul. Luke Wyatt never asked to trade fame and fortune for the only woman he's ev... more
by Tamra Baumann
Brent Keiser, a certified genius, and forensic accountant works for the FBI mostly because of their awesome retirement plan. Growing up homeless with a ditzy mother can make a guy be a little obsessive in the saving for the future department. But just once, he'd like to get out in the field, maybe actually fire a gun or chase after a bad guy like the other agents. Although, solving crimes with his calculator is statistically much safer, and he'd live to enjoy that house on the beach h... more
by Tamra Baumann
Falling in love can leave anyone feeling a little exposed…
Archaeologist Gabby Knight has been living under an assumed identity to steer clear of her mobster father’s enemies. But when she suspects her father of plotting to steal a priceless statue buried in New Mexico, she risks everything and sets out for the desert to beat him to it—and to save him from making a grave mistake. Breaking into a secluded cabin to wait out a blizzard, she’s not worried about visi... more
by Tamra Baumann
Dani Botelli has vowed to step out of her demanding movie star mother’s shadow, and is determined to start a new chapter in her life. But two men vying for her attention are making for double the trouble. There’s Jake, her police detective almost-ex who wasn’t so hot as a husband but still has the hots for Dani. And as usual, he needs her intuition and visions to help him solve a crime. Then there’s her high school crush, Michael, a former NFL pro who’s now... more
by J Marie CroftRATIONAL CREATURES is a collection of humorous, poignant, and engaging short stories set in Georgian England that complement and pay homage to Austen’s great works and great ladies who were, perhaps, the first feminists in an era that was not quite ready for feminism.
by J Marie CroftIn this romance anthology, eleven Austenesque authors expose the histories of Austen’s anti-heroes. "Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues" is a titillating collection of Georgian era short stories—a backstory or parallel tale off-stage of canon—whilst remaining steadfast to the characters we recognize in Austen’s great works.