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10+ Books On Smashwords That Romantic Book Lovers Will Devour


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Love Smashwords AND romance? See these must reads! Smashwords is very similar to Kindle and most books are offered in Kindle format, as well as epub, etc. It’s not uncommon to find larger book previews as well. The following books may or may not be offered on Amazon as well.


Thirst by L.L Hunter. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
Ash and Eva have been reunited. Henry has found his brother. Happily ever after. The end. Right? Wrong. Who will lose their life in the thirst for power? The thrilling conclusion to the Dragon Heart series. Crave Power. Crave Blood. Crave Freedom.


Madam My Love by Wanitta Praks. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
Being in love with your female boss isn’t easy. But being in love with your older, strict, cold, vicious, and to top it off, tyrant female boss, can be hell for Darcy, especially now that he’d tasted her forbidden fruit. And he wants more. So Darcy concocts a plan, a plan that would guaranteed to get his boss straight into his bed.


100 Letters From You by Marissa Steidl. $1.99 from Smashwords.com
A teenager spends the summer helping her grandmother move, and discovers a box of letters.


A Secret Admirer by Alexia Praks. $4.99 from Smashwords.com
Book 4 of the Kiwi Bride Series The story of Zack McAlister and Georgina Price


A Secret Affair by Alexia Praks. $4.99 from Smashwords.com
When orphan Sakura Princeton once again meets her gorgeous adopted brothers, Sebastian and Darcy Princeton, forbidden feelings are awakened and old flame ignites.


Madam Witch by Wanitta Praks. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
The story of a tyrant boss, Whitney, and her submissive personal assistant, Darcy, is about to get interesting when their identities are mistaken and they ended up in the same bedroom during their friend’s wedding. What’s a tyrant boss to do but fully submit to her now dominant PA?


Totally Captivated by Wanitta Praks. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
Upon uttering the word coffee, Jenny Stone somehow finds herself paying off her father’s debt by working as a maid to the billionaire mafia boss, Giovanni Dente. Between serving him coffee and doing his dirty work, she finds she stuck in this intricate web he binds around her. She wants to escape, but what can a college girl do when her heart is totally captivated by him?


Playing for Keeps by Leeanna Morgan. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
For the last five years, Ryan Evans has been riding the wave of country music super-stardom. He has everything he’s ever wanted, more money than he knows what to do with, and a reputation that’s been shredded to a pulp. When he meets Sophie he thinks she’s the answer to his problems, but she has other ideas. Discover love in the second book in the Emerald Lake Billionaires series.


Game Breaker by Catherine Gayle. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents Book 9 in the Portland Storm series. He’s becoming a Game Breaker on the ice. She’s facing off with the Game Makers. They have to learn to bend before one of them breaks. If they can’t, it’s Game Over.


Ever, Book 3, Amora Trilogy, by Arena Julia by Arena Julia. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
Some deeds are indeed messy, and a mess must be made to clean them up. Some things are embedded in darkness, and one must enter that darkness to clean them up. It’s a delicate thing, and too much can kill a soul. However, Mae knows it’s the only way to stop her brother. Beneath the camouflage of her own dark shadow, she works in stealth, to save her loved ones, and to transform her people.


Poisoned Waters by Nadia Scrieva. $4.99 from Smashwords.com
No one is prepared to deal with the repercussions of Visola’s rampage across America; the result is global warfare of land versus sea on a scale that no one has ever seen before. Meanwhile, in a secret and primitive part of the Atlantic, a powerful priestess believes that Princess Varia possesses the key to the world’s salvation. Varia resists, but she is growing desperate to save Glais…


Once Upon a Witch (The Black Hat Sorority #1) by Amy Miles. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
A harmless prank war turns deadly when a mascot is sacrificed and all fingers point to the uppity hotties of the Sigma Phi fraternity. Four freshman witches decide to uphold sorority honor, but when their love potion goes horribly wrong, and the captain of the lacrosse team turns into a smelly, shedding werewolf, they must work alongside their mortal enemies to save their skins.


Half and Half Rose by Judith Kammeraad. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
HALF AND HALF ROSE is an edgy story about a quirky heroine and a sweet, hunky hero, married to each other and insatiably in lust, only to be torn apart by a tragedy neither one seems able to overcome. After binge drinking, Michael rolls the car on a forest road, killing their unborn child. Neither he nor Rose can get past the tragedy.


Our New Hope by Janelle Samara. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
The year is 2071, and Hopi angel Hope White Eagle is dying after childbirth. She begs Deema, her vampire husband, to change her into a vampire so that she can continue her mission of saving her tribe from the white men invaders. The elders aren’t happy about it, but they understand Hope had no choice. However, Dmitrius—the male angel who shows up, claiming to be Hope’s eternal soulmate—disagrees.


Under Starlight by Kassandra Lea. $1.99 from Smashwords.com
In a forgotten part of the city, werewolf police officer Warden searches for his boyfriend Tate. He descends into the trolls’ den to find Tate, whose only hope is the key to freedom around Warden’s next. But freedom comes with a price, and Tate has to make a tough decision to ensure the trolls never cause problems again.


Vampire Moon by Shiloh Love. $4.99 from Smashwords.com
One bite, one night…beneath a vampire moon. When an ancient vampire sets his sights on the virgin doppelganger of the most renowned vampiress in history, Draven struggles to balance his romance with the lovely Zia and his dark urges to consume her in every imaginable way. But will a rival vampire crush their one shot at true happiness and stop her from becoming Draven’s powerful queen?


Daring the Pilot by Jeannie Moon. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
Though the sparks of attraction ignite immediately, they’re hesitant to act because of their shared past. But when a project dear to their hearts is threatened, and a boy is lost on Copper Mountain, Keely and Jonah drop everything to fight for what matters, including each other.

Dystopian Book Feature and Interview: Lesedi by Roland Hughes


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Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction


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Release Date: 2/14/17

Lesedi – in his country his name means ‘the light’ though he has never chosen to walk in it. A man who has been driven by duty to himself now finds he must carry out one final duty for a country which isn’t even his. He has finally learned the meaning of a phrase he had uttered much of his life “sucks to be you.”

This book is both stand alone and the middle work of the “Earth That Was” trilogy. “Infinite Exposure” and “John Smith – Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars” are the beginning and end. It was written in response to fans wanting a bit more of “the story in between.”

The first wave of nuclear attacks from both terrorists and governments has happened though the general public has yet to figure it out, most are too busy trying to survive to bother figuring it out. The predicted extinction of all life did not happen possibly because many of the first attack detonations occurred at our own nuclear power plants.

Follow his journey and those of the survivors he meets along the way to see if the Universe allows them a brief bit of happiness or chooses to squash them like a bug.

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Excerpt:

“The morality of rational self-interest?” questioned Katie.

“Good,” said Lesedi.

“Good what?” questioned one of the boys from the back.

“She recognizes the two things are diametrically opposed,” answered Lesedi. “Rational self-interest is never moral. Many call it ‘Me and My Syndrome’ because your only interest is in yourself and your family, but, mostly yourself. It is exactly what you see right now. Looting, raping, and murder. Living for the moment and your own benefit without fear of consequences or consideration of any other living being. Are any of you aware of what the plaque on the Statue of Liberty says?”

“Something about your tired and poor,” said one of the boys.

“Huddled masses,” said the other.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door,” quoted Lesedi. He drove in silence for a while until Katie finally spoke up, “You memorized that?”

“When I arrived in this country I went to that island and sat staring in wonder at that statue every Sunday, weather and schedule permitting for the first year,” answered Lesedi. “Part of my job was to figure out how a country that had spent nearly two centuries not only living up to that quote but showing the world how to do things right could turn into such a piece of shit in a short span of time. Don’t get me wrong, my government had no intention of fixing the problem. They simply wanted to avoid it happening to our home. We have recently come out of Apartheid and could not risk a downward spiral into the septic tank America has become.”

“Could we stay on just one topic,” asked the boy sitting behind Katie.

“It is all one topic,” responded Lesedi after taking a drink of water. After another drink he said, “It just took me a long time to figure out. I’m not surprised you are confused. I had to spend a lot of Sunday afternoons sitting on an island staring at the Statue of Liberty to put it all together. The people who follow ‘rational self-interest’ shit on that statue with every breath they take. I’m sorry, but there is no polite way to put it. America became a septic tank because it is no longer run by Americans.”

“So you are saying foreign governments have taken over,” asked Katie.

“No,” answered Lesedi. “I’m saying America is no longer run by Americans. They were born here, but they are not Americans. For nearly two centuries America not only lived up to that quote, nearly every American believed it. Today, most people born here don’t even know the quote exists so they do not know ‘rational self-interest’ is diametrically opposed to being an American. I am told the followers of this belief think you should never give a meal to a starving man or child. You should never throw a coin in a beggar’s cup, and, most offensively, the government has no responsibility to ensure the welfare of its people.”


About the Author:

roland hughes

Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the “Zinc It!” book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc.

A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome “The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer” which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there “The Minimum You Need to Know” book series was born.

Three years later he wrote his first novel “Infinite Exposure” which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of “The Earth That Was” trilogy:

When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.

The Minimum You Need to Know l Infinite Exposure l John Smith Book l Logikal Blog l Interesting Authors Blog l Lesedi


Interview:

*Thanks for doing an interview! Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey?

I had a grandmother and a great aunt who encouraged me to write letters as a young child. We didn’t have personal computers back then. You had to use pen on paper then put a stamp on an envelop. That lead to writing a few stories in school. At some point early in my IT consulting career the bug bit me again and I wrote 2 geek books for a publisher, not an experience I would recommend to anyone.

Once I had been working in IT for roughly 20 years the writing bug bit me again and I wrote the first of “The Minimum You Need to Know” book series. Quite a few books into that I wrote my first novel, “Infinite Exposure” which is the first book in what has now become a trilogy.

*How many books do you currently have published?

Counting the 2 written for that publisher which are now no longer in print, a dozen.

*What has been your favorite book to write so far?

The one I’m writing now.

*Why?

If that ever stops being the case it is time to stop writing for a while.

*Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release?

Yes, I’m writing “The Phallus of Agile and Other Ruminations.” It is an offshoot of my “The Minimum You Need to Know” book series based mostly on the Ruminations chapters found at the end of those books. I plan on it being my next release but currently only have 120 pages completed so it will be a while. I guessed it would weigh in around 400 pages when completed but too early to tell. I thought my OpenVMS application developer book would weigh in around 800 pages but it tipped the scales around 800 when it was complete.

*What do you enjoy most about writing?

The satisfaction heard in the voices, at least with the fictional work. Every writer compelled to write fiction is just a wee bit insane. Characters appear in your thoughts and the ones which get written about are the ones which simply refuse to leave you alone until their story is told.

When it comes to my geek books the satisfaction comes from different places. For some, like the OpenVMS application developer book, it was the journey down memory lane. Reliving what, at that point, was a 20 year career on the platform and putting the important stuff in one place so even old age couldn’t take it from me. When I’m writing for a completely new area it is the journey of exploration. Those books are a natural result of the notes taken during the journey being organized into a coherent form.

*Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?

I have periods when I do not feel like writing, but not writers block as most think of it. There are times when the thoughts are there but they fail in translation. By that I mean I have trouble keying them into a word processor. For that I have a simple solution. A stack of old and very different keyboards. They range from an original IBM PS/2 to Compaq to a rash of generics. The size of the return key, backspace, etc. are all a bit different as is the typing experience going from mechanical to membrane to whatever. The simple process of re-learning how to type on them gets the mental muscle working correctly again. Most of those keyboards I didn’t pay over $6 for. Many were free discards from client sites as they were tossing out old equipment.

*Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you?

Always. I write the story as the characters tell it to me. I’m not an outliner writing to some preordained formula.

*Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why?

I don’t really have a least favorite. I have bit characters who only had a tiny portion of the story to tell me, but I don’t have any I disliked writing about.

Of all the characters whose stories I have transcribed I think I liked John Smith the most, but not because he is a likable character. The Universe screwed him before he was born and he carried the burden. People who only lightly skim John Smith see a cranky old man who is an egotistical know it all, kind of like Gregory House of the House television series, but, without the endearing qualities. People who read the story closely realize by all rights, he should have been insane.

Perhaps it is simply because those characters are the most persistent voices, but I tend to write about characters who aren’t good people. They simply recognize a duty which is theirs and theirs alone to fulfill. To understand this you must have seen “Schindler’s List.” By any measurement Schindler was _not_ a good man. He just happened to be _not_ a good man at a time when the world was filled with truly evil men and now he is honored. Had he been a good man he could not have done what he did to save all of those people.

*So far, what has been your favorite scene to write?

The scene where Lesedi is lecturing the kids with him about the Statue of Liberty and what it is to be an American. Here is a survivor of Apartheid who watched our world from the outside lecturing people who were born here on what it means to be an American and the philosophy of bad people known as “rational self-interest.” There was such passion in his voice. I can only hope I captured that passion as well on the written page.

*What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers?

The standard advice you hear is to read read read then write write write. While this is true as far as it goes, it is really a short step on a long road. You can also watch watch watch then write write write, but if you choose to either read or watch only the popular stuff, it won’t make you a better writer.

You can find truly great writing in some of the least known places. Watch the first 4 seasons of “Babylon 5” and really pay attention to the dialog and story line, not the characters themselves. “The West Wing” is an exception to the rule. This is one time where really great writing existed on a popular show. Again, you have to pay attention to the dialog and story lines instead of the characters to grow as a writer from it.

Most of today’s and yesterday’s popular television shows have really bad writing. I would put long lived shows like “Monk” in that category. Really popular shows tend to have one or two extremely popular characters. The writing team starts to serve the character’s popularity instead of the quality of the script or story.

When it comes to great social commentary one surprising show is “Barney Miller” from the 1970s. It was a comedy yet it had very deep social commentary which is just as relevant today as it was back then, sadly. I will never forget the story line about the man from the slums they arrested counterfeiting $1 bills. He would only counterfeit something like $146/month, the same amount he would have gotten on welfare, because he wanted to work for a living. Exploring the human condition in such a manner is a timeless and powerful thing.

*If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why?

While each of my novels can be read stand alone, if you want to follow the story from beginning to end:

Infinite Exposure

Lesedi – The Greatest Lie Ever Told

John Smith – Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars

*Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an upcoming new release,  a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character?

No. The beauty of being an Indie writer is you get to tell the entire story and release it when it is done. The things you ask for are part of the large cut pile which happens when working with a publisher.

*Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read?

I used to be an avid reader, but now not so much. During my youth I read “The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant” (first 3), “The Wheel of Time” and “A Song of Ice and Fire” but now I read sparingly, preferring to re-watch some of the greatest writing ever put to DVD. Having said that, I recently read both “Marsh Island” and “Blind Marsh” by Oliver F. Chase and they were fantastic. If you liked the Mickey Spillane stories or television shows about Mike Hammer then these 2 books are for you. I also read “Relic” and “Relic II” from Jonathan Brookes. Given the current news stories about cloning traits of woolly mammoths’ traits into elephants I found these books both well written and extremely timely. “A Dangerous Element” by Gregory Lamb was a great story about the Stuxnet virus. It has made me want to watch the “Zero Days” movie.

*What about television shows? Movies?

“The West Wing,” “Babylon 5” and “Battlestar Galactica” (the new one) for examples of incredible story writing.

“Downton Abbey” for examples of great character writing in a period. Normally I’m not a huge fan of writing which serves character, but, because this was a period piece and we all knew large portions of the history being covered it had to focus on character and the story of “common” people.

*Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why?

We are the sum of our history. When our history is gone we are basically nothing. This was the underlying theme of “John Smith.” Survivors who could have continued as they were, but had a driving need to find out what they really were.

There is only one story I could point to which made me want to be a writer. Stephen King’s “Word Processor of the Gods.” It is a short, magazine length piece which set me on my path.

*Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions?

No. I am not drawn to those things.

* If you had to sum up your life as a writer in ten words, what would you say?

I listened to the characters and wrote down their stories.


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Cole d’Morgan is contacted by a lawyer telling him he has been left a castle in Cornwall, but to inherit he must arrive at Castle Thornwood on All-Hallows-Eve. As he pulls his car to a halt at the castle gates he sees a beautiful red-haired woman clutching at the bars in the rain. However, before he can climb from his car she vanishes into the night.
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He is told the tragic tale of Aidan and an Alyssa d’Morgan … a love story that spans three hundred years.

Alyssa d’Morgan burned as a witch for refusing to wed her dead husband’s father haunts the castle where she was put to death and takes revenge on the man responsible. She is sworn to haunt the castle until she is reunited with her husband and soul mate, Cai. But the rejected father, Gedrych d’Morgan being of superstitious nature, orders the druid stones outside the castle walls to be dragged into the courtyard to surround her pyre. Little does he realise that he has unleashed magic eons old that will enable Alyssa to appear as a real woman within the boundary of the stones.
Aidan d’Morgan, re-incarnated soul of Cai d’Morgan is reborn in the early 1900’s. As a child he once heard a story of a great castle in Cornwall that once belonged to his family. Whilst visiting a gentleman’s club in London with his cousin, he overhears a young man making a wager, and wins back Castle Thornwood on the turn of a card.
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In the morning he becomes confused when he meets his Steward’s niece, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his resident ghost and later becomes torn between his love for a woman he can never have, and a young woman who wants him.
Then there is the mystery of who is trying to kill him. Is it Landan Denero? An agent for the Crown, a man who Aidan suspects of being a double agent, and seems to pop up in all the most unlikely places? Or someone or something more sinister as Aidan’s cousin Freddie suggests? Alyssa d’Morgan herself…

What follows is an interwoven tale of chilling betrayal and haunting love story that traverses three centuries…

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Talyn Phisher is a counselor in a world that has been turned on its ear by an unthinkable discovery: vampires roam among humans.

If all this upheaval was not enough, Talyn’s body is changing. Signs that something is seriously wrong plague her. Having been told she’s barren and there’s no hope—Talyn still longs for a family of her own, though the stories she hears from clients tell her happiness is a long shot.

Talyn wants that shot. She longs for a man who will put her first—for who she is.

Until a stalker’s pursuit threatens everything close to Talyn’s heart.

When Talyn feels her life is in imminent danger, she reaches out in desperation to the Final Enforcement, an elite, fringe group of the police who do more than take the law into their own hands.

Only to discover Talyn isn’t what she thinks she is.

And neither is the one who stalks her.

Lycan is 54+ pages/13,600 words, and is the first volume of six episodic novelettes in the ALPHA CLAIM serial.

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A Perfect Holiday Fling – Book One
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It’s no mystery why veterinarian Callie Webber is having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. When the residents of her small hometown aren’t pitying her because of her ex-husband’s very public departure, they’re attempting to hook her up with a man…any man. Fed up with being everyone’s favorite charity case, Callie considers closing her animal clinic and moving to the big city. But, before she goes, she decides to give herself a Christmas treat to remember: a romantic holiday fling. And who better to have a fling with than the gorgeous newcomer who is turning heads around Maplesville?

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A Little Bit Naughty – Book Two
(Originally published March 2013)

Sometimes a girl can’t help being a little bit naughty…

Jada Dangerfield was living her fairy tale—married to her high school sweetheart and working in her dream job—until it all came crashing down. Struggling to make ends meet, the unemployed divorcée stumbles upon a decidedly naughty new income stream, selling erotic toys to the women of her small hometown. And when Jada gets the chance to host a “Naughty Nights” party at the home of her uptight life-long nemesis Mason Coleman, she realizes it’s the perfect way to get under the skin of the one person who has always made her feel as if she wasn’t good enough.

Mason Coleman relishes his career as a high-powered tax attorney, but his most important job is keeping the promise he made to his father to watch out for his baby sister…even though she hasn’t been a “baby” in thirty years. When he learns that his sister may be in trouble, Mason is forced to call on the one person he’s never been able to abide, her brash and sexy friend, Jada Dangerfield. There’s just one problem…how does he stop Jada from corrupting his sister with her kinky new business?

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Tessa Queen is supermodel stunning. Tall. Slender. Sexy. Confident. Undead. She has a trademark. Her assignments are clean. Untraceable. Accidental. It’s her signature. And her style. Until one evening, when she has to sidetrack to a safe house…and finds everything unsafe and dangerous.

A GHOST HUNTER

Cameron Preston’s mature. In excellent health. Self-motivated. He competes in endurance contests for the same reason he’s a parapsychologist. He likes a challenge. But he firmly believes in ghosts. He’s had experiences. He wants to find out more. He doesn’t really like the living. He avoids them.

BAYOU NIGHTS

Despite his misgivings, Cam accepts an emergency job. The pay is good. The site is encouraging. A deserted, decaying mansion in New Orleans with a murder in its history. Sounded good…until he meets the rest of the Beethan Paranormal Research Group. He doesn’t know what these guys are hunting, but it isn’t ghosts…

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Pepper has hit rock bottom. With barely enough money to pay for food, desperate times call for desperate measures. She’s convinced that she has been through enough to weather any emotional storm. But she never could have prepared herself for meeting Dmitri Strife.

This is book five of a dark romance series.

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Gareth Conroy, the third Baron Welling, can neither abandon his upcoming duty to lead the fledgling colony of Port Elizabeth, South Africa nor find the strength to be a good father to his heir. Every look at the boy reminds him of the loss of his wife. Guilt over her death plagues his sleep, particularly when he returns to London. Perhaps the spirit and fine eyes of her lady’s maid, Precious Jewell, might offer the beleaguered baron a new reason to dream.

The Bargain is a serialized story or soap opera told in episodes. Each episode averages from three to eight chapters, about 15,000 to 30,000 words. Each episode resolves one issue. Emotional cliffhangers may be offered, but the plot, the action of the episode, will be complete in resolving the main issue.
My promise to you is that the action will be compelling, and I will tell you in the forward the length of the episode. This episode, Episode I, is four chapters long, 15,000 words. Enjoy these Regency Tales set in South Africa.–VR

The Bargain is the first Port Elizabeth Regency Tale. Episode 1: A Bargain to Be Free

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Eden Cross is lonely. If she didn’t have her beloved cat, Onyx, she’d have no one at all. Eden longs for companionship, but, being a prisoner, all she gets is foul-mouthed demons and hatred from the one man she wants respect from the most.

Collier Brigham is son of the King of Demons. Bitter with hatred, like his father, he’s expected to be a force to be reckoned with. He never believed love would rear its ugly head in his favor. Especially not when the woman is the daughter of the man who is to blame for the deaths of his mother and brother.

She is a beautiful force of nature and he is misery personified. When secrets are revealed, can they see past the unthinkable and work together to right their wrongs?

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Decades before Solomon Aleph became the North American Regional Alpha, his path and destiny were set by his parents ~ Jethro and Sarah. Because of them, he grew up to be the most powerful Regional Alpha on the planet.

In the middle of nowhere South Dakota, Jethro Aleph met, fell for, and mated a feisty red head named Sarah. Bravery and strength are requirements for the Alpha pair, and the two together became an unstoppable combination. Knowing that their pup would someday be in charge of North America, they hid little, about life and leadership from Solomon.

Regional Alphas don’t openly adore their mates. Their Alpha females do not tell their mates what to do. Fathers do not laugh and play with their pups. Without question, pups are to be put into their place. But Alephs do not follow rules.

Poignant, life altering moments happened often to their small family. But in order to survive, they learned to thrive during devastating lessons of betrayal and loss.

Lessons Solomon never forgot.

This remarkable series starter novella showcases those unforgettable – and sometimes unforgivable – moments in the lives and world of the Aleph family.

Julie’s contemporary world of modern day shifters ~ werewolves, werecats, and other weres ~ is based on science and DNA, not unknown magic. Enter the world of the Aleph Series Stories.

*previously published as Father & Mother.Jethro& Sarah* This book has Many New scenes, rewrites, and is over 10K longer than before – don’t miss out!

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Theron is the son of a cutthroat multi-billionaire business tycoon. He thought he left behind the world his father created, but things change. Now, he’s devoted himself to his eccentric grandma. His only hope at overcoming his past, is finding the one person he lost so very long ago. . .

When Eve bumps into Theron, their worlds collide. Nothing can prepare them for the instant fireworks and roller coaster ride waiting for them.
But. . . One has a secret. Can their love overcome tragedy, lies, and secrets?

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