The steam in the shower. The chocolate melted and a fresh strawberry dragged through it. Rose petals splashed across a cold, granite floor. Are those the things you need to up the ante in your romance? That's what our excellent authors in the Erotic Romance category do in their ebooks. Consider it romance with a dash of spice and sexiness. And, no, you'll never have to pay more than free or discounted to get access to the wild imaginations of these authors.
Definition of the "Erotic Romance Genre": Where ebooks in the Contemporary Romance genre generally "cut scene" when things start getting hot and heavy, ebooks in the Erotic Romance genre take you into those places. You get all the way into the bedroom, so to speak, not left standing out in the hallway. A key differentiator for ebooks in the Erotic Romance genre is sex, and how sex is used to drive the story and the growth of characters within the story. It is an essential part of an Erotic Romance ebook, but should not be confused with pornography. While the sex can get steamy, there is still a plot that gets driven fowward by that sex.
Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Erotic Romance genre are EL James (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sylvia Day (Captivated by You), and R.L. Mathewson (Playing for Keeps).
On an alien world that crucifies men for prohibited desires, two boyhood best friends risk the ultimate punishment to explore a forbidden passion.
Nero: Dex Draven’s the most intimidating guy at our intergalactic next-gen leaders’ camp. And his psycho galactic tyrant of a dad has a crucifixion fetish. Our two races are deadly enemies, but Dex was my boyhood best friend. Suddenly he’s all grown up—and suddenly he can’t stop staring at me. I don’t know whether to be afraid that it’s all a figment of my telepathic imagination…or that every dangerous desire we’re forbidden to acknowledge is real.
Dex: I’m one combat-to-the-death away from the imperial command I’m determined to achieve. All I need to do is keep my junk in my pants. Besides, Ben Nero’s the most gorgeous, most maddeningly unattainable, most sought-after guy at camp. There’s no way he’d ever look twice at a buttoned-tight, hyper-competitive, compulsive overachiever like me.
Until the night I blunder in on Nero in the shower. Which is a total catastrophic mistake. Because letting Nero in close, the way I’m burning to do, means risking the ultimate punishment.
For both of us.
Anticipated Angel is a friends-to-lovers, first-time MM New Adult sci fi novella and the cliffhanger prequel to the published Astral Heat Romance Series.
I had a life I loved and the career I always wanted.
Being a chef in the fast-paced kitchens of Chicago was my dream come true.
But when my dad got sick and my sister nearly ruined the family business,
I found myself back in the little diner in my hometown that inspired my love for cooking.
I told myself I would come back just long enough to right the wrongs my sister made.
I’d clean up the business, leave it in capable hands, and go back to the grind in the big city.
But being home in Ashford, Tennessee, has me rethinking my plans.
I didn’t realize how much I missed the slower paced life, the warm familiarity.
Even so, I still have a job to do and I can’t afford to be distracted.
Especially by the stupidly hot mountain man who keeps giving me the eye.
I keep bumping into him everywhere I go, and soon, annoyance turns to lust.
Now I can’t seem to stay away from him.
But what will happen when our nights of unbridled passion leave us with two big surprises?
Are either of us ready to take this little thing of ours to the next level?
Billionaire Chris Grant was supposed to become the perfect father to our son…
Instead, I had to leave him without saying goodbye.
Three years of hiding and I unexpectedly meet him again.
He takes over our company and now he is my new CEO.
Chris is still devilishly handsome and obscenely rich.
And my body still melts in his embrace…
I see him together with our son and my heart trembles.
But I am still not telling him for as long as our baby's life is in danger.
Because Mr. Grant has dark secrets of his own…
And I won't rest until I find out the truth.
No cheating, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! Can be read as a standalone.
MUST HATE DOGS
Do you hate dogs? Only want to talk about yourself? Is having a sense of humor something you've never been accused of? Think eating for pleasure is a complete waste of time? Agree that tipping is for suckers? Then you're the date for me.
Dixon Beckett is the kind of guy who loves his mama, treats women right, and never ever wants to fall in love again. That's why he'll do anything to win a bet to be the last single man standing by Christmas.
He's got a plan, too. Create the most no-good, horrible, very bad dating profile in existence. Only someone actually responds to his ad...
The rules say he has to go on six dates with the first (or in his case, only) person who answers—even if that person is Fiona Hartigan: Hater of dogs, non-lover of any delicious food, and zero sense of humor.
But something feels off about this pariah. In fact, Dixon is almost positive Fiona is just pretending to be awful. Pretending to be the most horrible date in existence. And she's most definitely pretending to not be as interested in him as he is in her.
The more Dixon Beckett starts to unravel the mystery of why Fiona answered his ad in the first place, the more he starts considering the most vile, awful, terrible idea ever...falling in love.
"What an amazing start to a new series! Beautifully Damaged packs a punch with plenty of grit, steam, emotion, drama, and unexpected plot twists." Siobhan Davis, USA Today & WSJ bestselling author ★★★★★
A secret billionaire and the unbreakable girl he refuses to let go.
I’m used to the whispers—trash, the wrong side of the tracks, she’s just like her mother. I have plans to get out of this town as soon as possible.
Now, I’m on the bus to start a new life, but I miss my stop and land in a wealthy area. With only the clothes on my back and a few necessities in my bag, I search for a place to sleep.
The following day, I’m discovered by a handsome stranger, Holden Alastair. And I do what I do best … haul ass… right in front of a car. Now, I’m forced to stay with him until I heal.
The popular college quarterback is full of dark secrets. He introduces me to a world where the wealthy hide behind a thin veneer of civility, with an underbelly full of corruption and deceit.
When Holden admits he’s falling for me, I know I can’t give him what he wants—what he needs. I’m not sure I’m capable of love. I’m too broken. But as we spend more time together, the walls around my heart crumble, and I can no longer ignore my feelings for him.
Now, I’m on the arm of the wealthiest man in the Pacific Northwest. My world is turned inside out with the forbidden, money, and power.
But fate has other ideas, and my past is about to catch up to me, threatening to rip me away from Holden.
Follow River into Holden’s world of money, wealth, and lies. Beautifully Damaged is a secret billionaire/forced proximity college romance featuring a dominant, wealthy jock and the feisty heroine who brings him to his knees. Enough intrigue to keep you turning pages and enough steam to melt your Kindle!
"The Saint and the sinner. The Princess and the dealer. One pure as light, the other as dangerous as fire. Lana and Naz are forbidden to see one another, threatened with death. But, Lana is his drug, Naz is her reason to live. They’ll fight for what they need, accepting the consequences." - Amazon Reviewer
A sinner met a saint, Two worlds collided, And everything burned. Lana
I’ve done everything right.
Playing the part of the demure famiglia daughter,
And hiding my pain beneath makeup and pretty dresses.
But marrying a man ten years my senior?
Whose words cut like knives,
And lips taste like poison.
This is the one thing I can’t do.
I’ve done nothing right.
I’m not a virtuous man,
I balance on the line between light and dark.
My past is littered with sins,
Each of them is haunting me.
I’m not worthy of the angel with long hair and hazel eyes.
And yet, I’d burn the city to the ground to hold her in my arms.
What’s a sinner to do?
This is the first book in my Sinners of New Orleans series and I think it really sets the scene of the famiglia war thats kicking off in NOLA. Lana and Naz are an unlikely pair each weighted down by family expectations. I really wanted to encapsulate that feeling of falling in love and ignoring the rest of the world and I think these two are a perfect representation.
"Alliance" is the first book in the Sinners of New Orleans series. It is a full length forbidden/arranged mafia romance with spicy scenes and an HEA. This series is best read in order. While Lana and Naz's story will have an HEA and conclude in Alliance, there is an overarching plot that will continue in future books.
Alliance contains themes of violence, explicit language, depression, and suicidal ideation. Please take caution when reading.
Compassion, redemption, and love—don’t miss this classic story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson!
When Chandra Hill is awakened by a cry in the night, she is shocked to discover an abandoned newborn in her barn. She rushes him to the hospital, but as a former pediatrician her instincts have already kicked in. Before she knows it, she’s discussing options for the baby with the emergency room doctor, Dallas O'Rourke.
Dallas finds himself bonding instantly with the baby—and with the intriguing woman who brought him in. Though Chandra and Dallas try not to get attached, as days pass without a blood relative coming to claim the baby, it becomes difficult to imagine their lives without the little boy. And when the baby’s story becomes national news, the two could realize that all they want is the family they've found.
You don’t f*ck with a Lost Boy. And you especially don’t f*ck with their women.
In this set get all EIGHT of the Lost Boys MC stories and find exactly what it means to be a member of the Lost Boys motorcycle club.
This set includes: Texas, Stone, Bronx, Notch, Diego, Puck, Frost, and West.
On a windswept British coastline the tide bestows an unexpected gift…
It was the cry that she first noticed, the plaintive wail that called to her over the crash of winter waves. Wrapped only in a sealskin, the baby girl looks up at Effie and instantly captures her heart.
Effie has always been an outcast in her village, the only granddaughter of a woman people whisper is a witch, so she’s used to a solitary existence. But when Midsummer arrives so too does a man claiming to be the child’s father. Effie is surprised when he asks her to continue looking after his daughter, mysteriously refusing to explain why. When he returns six months hence she pushes him for answers. And Lachlan tells a story she never anticipated … one of selkies, legend, and the power of the sea…
I’d had a crush on Deacon from the first time I saw him,
But he was nearly twice my age and clearly off limits.
Or was he?
He’s been coming into the diner where I work more frequently,
And he’s been looking at me like I’m the most delicious item on the menu.
Suddenly, all of my fantasies are coming true.
I’m finally getting a chance at my dream job, and Deacon is in my bed.
But when a jilted date brings all my old insecurities to light,
I start to question every good thing that’s happened to me.
Just went I decide that maybe I’m not good enough for Deacon after all,
I get a call that he’s been injured, and I can’t get to him fast enough.
When he opens his eyes, I’ll be the first face he sees,
And I’ll never let him go again.
Sometimes, out of nowhere, comes the rogue wave…
You can ride it, or get pulled under.
I roamed the untamed ocean.
Set out to play the conservationist hero.
Those high seas? They remain lawless for countless reasons.
Over ten years, I saw the worst that humanity has to offer.
And accomplished… nothing.
The futility of it all left me disillusioned. Numb.
I returned to the island of my childhood summers.
All I wanted was to lick my wounds. Hide. Regroup.
Like a rogue wave, an idealistic beauty thrust herself into my world.
Tells me we can make a difference.
We can save the oceans.
We’re one with the sea.
Her naivety might be charming if it wasn’t like looking in a time-warped mirror.
Her natural beauty might be appealing if she wasn’t a college student.
The last thing she needs is a summer romance with a burned-out wreck like me.
She’s too young. She’s got everything in front of her.
And me? I’ve got commitments. And a past.
She promises release.
No need for guilt.
I aim for the crest, for a smooth, fun ride.
But when my past comes calling, will we both get pulled under?
The first standalone novel in the Haven Island series, Rogue Wave is a love story about two idealistic souls finding their way in a less than perfect world.
A delicious age-gap romance featuring two marine biologists with a desire to save the oceans, an unexpected adoption, and a resort island with a small-town atmosphere. The standalone contemporary romance novel is the first in the Haven Island series, an island where people come to shelter, right off the coast of North Carolina.
I'm stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens.
A white van. A dark hood. Every woman's worst nightmare.
"Diamond in the Rough is masterfully written, sinfully sexy, and utterly addictive! Skye Warren proves why she is the queen of dark and delicious romance." - Giana Darling, USA Today bestselling author
Now I'm trapped in an abandoned church. The man who took me says I won't be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that's a lie. I'll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I'll need every single one of them to survive.
"Five glowing stars! Diamond in the Rough is the dark and dangerous world that I love from Skye Warren. You will be completely caught up in Elijah and Holly's story from the first page to the last." - New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous...
USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez brings you an all-new trilogy about getting a second chance at love later in life. Follow Whitney, Summer, and Margo as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in your thirties and forties. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.
When at first you fail at love, medicate with Dirty Martinis…
Summer has always tried to look on the bright side of things. Sure, her ex-husband was a liar and a cheater, but that didn’t mean all men were untrustworthy, right? Maybe the problem wasn’t her, but the type of man she’s always going for.
Noah would rather spend his nights at home with a good book than out navigating the dating scene. Women like Summer have always terrified him and there’s no denying she’s way out of his league. But when she keeps popping up everywhere it becomes harder and harder to deny their chemistry.
Summer wants to prove she’s more than a Trophy Wife. Sure, she’s sexy, sweet, and has a body that won’t quit, but she’s so much more, and she’ll do whatever it takes to prove it to Noah.
Has Summer finally met her match, or will Noah leave her crying in her Dirty Martini?
A Bustle Best Books of Fall 2020 Selection
An Amazon Best of the Month Selection
A Library Journal Best Book of 2020
An Apple Books Best of the Month Selection
A Best Book of Fall 2020 by NPR’s Boston Affiliate
A Bookish Most Anticipated Books Selection
“An adorable retelling, engaging and character-rich...this kind of mutual empowering is one of Weatherspoon’s hallmarks.”
—The New York Times
“Heart-melting…a perfect fit for fans of contemporary romance authors Jasmine Guillory and Alexa Martin.”
From award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon comes a thoroughly modern take on the timeless tale of a struggling Cinderella who finds her prince charming at the eleventh hour—and the adventure that ensues the morning after . . .
Working as the personal assistant to one of Hollywood’s cruelest divas has left Amanda Queen more determined than ever to sell her screenplay and gain her independence. In the meantime, she’ll settle for a temporary escape. When her employer is felled by the flu on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, Amanda gets her glam on, struts out the door, and parties with the glitterati. But she never expects to come face to face—and closer than close—with one of the hottest stars in the game . . .
Following up his first Oscar win with a steamy after-hours romp with an enigmatic woman seems like the perfect way for actor Sam Pleasant to celebrate—until she suddenly disappears. Worse, she’s vanished with the wrong swag bag: the one containing his Oscar statue, leaving Sam even more intrigued about the beauty’s identity—and wondering if a repeat performance of their amazing night is in the stars. And when a second chance encounter happens, only a trip to Sam’s family ranch—and revealing the whole, not-always-glamorous, truth about themselves—will give them a chance to turn one magical night into forever . . .
“Wonderfully inventive…Uniting a heart-stopping hero and a plus-size heroine who knows her own worth, this steamy fairy tale shines.”
—Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
“One of romance’s brightest stars…[this is] a thoroughly modern Cinderella story.”
—Bookpage, Starred Review
“Another winner from rising star Weatherspoon.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review
When I met Ryan, I might’ve been trying to break into his basement.
It was for a good cause. I swear. Also, my dog broke in first.
Ryan Blake is jaw-dropping handsome, wealthy & cocky. Not quite my type. By some miracle, he doesn’t call the police on me when he catches me trying to rescue my dog. He even fetches a doctor for me. Don’t ask why.
I don’t figure I’ll see him again. Then, I do. Then, he kisses me. Once. Twice. Is three times the charm? To be honest, I swooned at the first kiss.
All swooning aside, we are seriously opposites. I wear cowboy boots and skirts. He wears suits and ties. He’s all New York City. I’m a Southern girl looking for a new start. We even talk at different speeds.
The list of things I don’t expect from Ryan is long. I don’t expect him to think twice about me. I don’t expect him to nearly bring me to my knees with a look. I don’t expect him to be so much more than I ever imagined.
For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body.
Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.
Three best friends are going to solve their relationship woes once and for all
“Witty, pacy and joyful, Asking For a Friend is a truly uplifting celebration of friendship” –Beth O’Leary, The Flatshare
Forty-something Jemima’s life is on track – well, sort of, she just needs to bat her troublesome ex away for good.
Twenty-something Meagan is in the midst of her five-phase plan and is nearly ready for phase three: a relationship.
While thirty-something Simi has had more it’s not yous than any I dos.
These best friends decide it’s time to ditch the dating apps and play the love game by their own rules. They’re going to ask people out in real life…but only for each other. What could possibly go wrong?
Comedian Andi Osho’s hilarious and uplifting debut novel features her trademark wit and is perfect for fans of Candice Carty-Williams, Talia Hibbert and Jasmine Guillory.
Tucked away deep in the hills of Dubna lives a man hiding from a past that’s as grisly as the scar on his face. Reclusive. Paranoid. Violent. His trek to the top has been a bloody game—with a deadly end for anyone who loses.
And it’s not over yet.
Vera Avdonin stumbled into the life of Vaslav Pashkov entirely by accident, and it should have stopped there, too. Just a broken ballerina who helped a beautifully tortured stranger.
But she’ll soon learn that like the mafiya he controls, once he brings you in, there is no way out.
They don’t call him The Beast of Moscow for nothing.
The Beast of Moscow is a slow burn, contemporary romance saga told over the course of several parts and encompassing more than one generation from start to finish. Only part of this is a love story; everything else hurts. TBOM—taking readers from Moscow to Paris while peeling back the beginning layers of Vaslav Pashkov—is part one.
Doctor Lori Waters grieves over the death of her father. She lost her mother not long before. While struggling with the loss, she must face a broken engagement.
Suspicious circumstances surround her father’s death. Alone and emotionally shattered, Lori investigates to determine if he was murdered. But an enemy has much to gain by getting her out of the way, too.
With few allies, and surrounded by danger, Lori chases down a killer. But she isn’t alone. A Navy SEAL heartthrob vows to be her protector, and she falls in love at the worst possible time.
Gunner Cantrell protects the innocent. That is his passion, his life. Then he meets Lori and can’t forget the sadness in her eyes. He is drawn to help her and will give his life to save her. No sacrifice is too much for the woman he loves.