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Definition of the "Novella Genre": A novella ebook fits in between a short story and a full-length novel. Unlike a short story, a novella has room for plot development, character growth and change, and more conflicts. However, unlike a novel, the novella typically does not have multiple perspectives, is not split into chapters, and does not have the luxury of in-depth subplots. Novella ebooks are meant to be consumed in one sitting and take a great deal of dexterity and skill in the author drafting them.
Examples of bestselling and famous novellas are John Steinbeck (The Pearl), Stephen King (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption), Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Animal Farm (George Orwell).
The archangel Lucifer, an angel known for rebellion is dispatched to spy on a demon named Eva, the only demon to ever infiltrate Heaven. The two meet and battle for the first time, but only until a spell opens a gateway to Hell. When that happens
Lucifer has but one choice. To save Heaven he will fly into Hell and take on an army demons. When the gate is closed Eva is forced to flee Hell or meet her death.
Hell wants Eva back. Every demon and devil is called to attack the wall in a way never seen before. The god Ehyeh calls every angel to Heaven's defense, but Lucifer goes and hunts for Eva. He is able to save Heaven, but at a cost, his banishment.
Lucifer is forced to wonder. Cut off from Heaven he can no longer access his powers. Eva finds him and tell him she needs his help. Lucifer helps her, and you won’t believe the end.
This is the story of the fall of Lucifer as you never heard.
Jennifer Strayer needed an attitude adjustment. She'd managed to get fired from nearly every job she'd ever had thanks to running her mouth. When a chance meeting lands her in Jack Kemble's office, she's offered the opportunity of a lifetime.
Working for Jack Kemble's company is a dream come true. It comes with decent pay, good benefits, and a ridiculously sexy boss to ogle. But there's more to the job than meets the eyes, and Jennifer's presented with lines she doesn't want to cross.
Will she be able to keep her job strictly professional, or will the billionaire playboy get his way?
Resisting the Billionaire is a steamy stand-alone romance with a side of BDSM.
Her touch is his greatest temptation
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Raised sheltered by her family and romanced by her best friend Liam, Melita has lived a charmed life. Her world is turned upside down when she's sent across the country to meet the man she's been promised to, handsome multi-billionaire Jack Kemble. Leaving behind everything she's ever known for a man she's never met proves to be more challenging than Melita could have imagined, especially when Jack requests that she spend a week at a BDSM school in California.
Heat level: Smokin' Hot
This is a stand-alone novella.
This book was previously published as a three part serial called Fifty Shades of BDSM.
Forty-four-year-old vampire Max lives a mostly solitary existence in an attempt to avoid “vampire drama,” but when he spots abandoned babyvamp Kieran on his way home one night, his pesky conscience demands he rescue him and confront the vampire who turned him. Problem is, Kieran’s creator is Max’s ex-lover James, an emotionally abusive, older vampire whose very presence throws Max into a heart-beating panic. James isn’t happy that Kieran tattled on him, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep Max from divulging his offense to the vampire police, including risking Kieran’s life to make Max his rightful guardian. But Max never wanted to be anyone’s guardian. And if Kieran gets his way, he’ll have more than Max’s care and attention. He’ll have his sexual submission, too.
Word count: 28,000
It’s an offer NYC college student Katerina Mills should refuse. But how can she?
A desperate situation....
After ditching her cheating lover (and boss), she’s stuck in dead end temp jobs. Her dad just ditched her mom and his promise to pay Kat's college tuition bill.
She has two weeks to come up with $14,000 or she's out of her apartment, out of school, and out of luck.
A dangerous world....
Katerina falls into a job as a "fixer” for New York City's wealthy and privileged men. They have problems they need “fixed,” quick and on the QT, and they’re willing to pay.
The rules are simple: collect the money, use your contacts, fix the problem.
Kat's first job is easy: tail a shopaholic socialite wife. But who’s tailing Kat?
Kat’s second job is not so easy: steal a VHS tape hidden in an antique chest. She can’t do it alone. To be a thief, she needs a thief: handsome, reclusive Alexander Winter to be exact.
Kat soon learns the real rules for a fixer: there are no rules, there are no refunds. Get in. Get results. Get gone.
As every step brings her closer to her goal and closer to danger, there’s one rule left for Katerina Mills to learn: once you’re in, there’s no getting out.
Kathleen James has put her practical side away for once and looks forward to the perfect romantic evening: an intimate dinner with the man of her dreams—and an engagement ring. She is not prepared to hear that he wants to bring his grandmother back from Italy to live with him.
Dominic Lawrence has planned this marriage proposal for six months. Nothing can go wrong—until his Nonna calls. Now he must interrupt the tenderest night of Katie’s life with the news that another woman will be under their roof.
When Antonia’s sister dies, she finds herself longing to be back in the states. An Italian wartime bride from the ‘40s, she knows how precious love can be. Can her own story of an American soldier and a very special collie once again bring two hearts together at Christmas?
Getting to happily ever after has never been so sexy or so much fun. Passions run high in this retelling of the classic fairy tale The Princess & the Pea.
In this grown-up version of the famous fairy tale, Arabian princess Adara is running from her old life and a forced betrothal. Adara, an exotic beauty, wants love and passion, but knows she can't get that back home. When a raging storm halts her escape, Adara seeks refuge in the first dwelling she sees.
Prince Richard is tired of the trite, vain, frigid princesses his mother introduces him to in hopes he'll marry. On this stormy night, the blue-eyed prince is in the mood to love a woman, but he's all alone.
Adara arrives on the castle doorstep, saying she's a princess in need of help. The queen is doubtful and decides to lock Adara in a room with a pea to determine if the girl is as royal as she claims. Richard believes the beautiful, charming stranger, but he wants her locked in a bedroom for other reasons.
When Richard and Adara hook up, there's more than a pea-sized bit of passion involved....
(This is an adult fairy tale; steamy romance included.)
He was a hot NFL quarterback and I was a stone-cold virgin. When he made a forward pass to my tight end, I knew that it was game over for me.
When I got the job working for the Chicago Kings, I had no idea I’d be assigned to shadow Ben Price, the team’s hot-as-hell quarterback.
Ben’s almost as famous for his internet sex tapes with groupies as he is for throwing touchdowns.
The first time we meet he’s naked and ready to play, while I blush like the shy virgin that I am.
Then Ben pulls me into his game and I find myself playing in his world of sex, lies, and passion.
It might cost me everything, but there’s no place I’d rather be…
This is a standalone novella with Ben and Marissa's points of view. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and guaranteed HEA! Mature audiences only, 18 and older only. For a limited time, bonus stories included.
Tommy Ruzzo is a disgraced NYPD cop who follows his coke fiend girlfriend back to her hometown in Florida. She leaves Ruzzo high and dry just before he's named Head of Security at Precious Acres, a beachfront retirement community populated by wisecracking New Yorkers. Ruzzo is stranded among the local losers until the day he discovers a murdered senior citizen on the Precious Acres bocce ball court.
The bodies pile up as Ruzzo uncovers a dangerous trail of clues that brings everybody in his new world under suspicion.
Former model Chalise Boudreau returns to Louisiana after ten years and faces an uncertain future. Watching her budget, she’s living with her mother and plans to open a luxury salon, but she fears the community sees her homecoming as a failing, and she knows any malicious gossip will jeopardize her success.
Once bad-boy, now entrepreneur Chaz Riboucheaux is home and trying to rebuild his old reputation. He believes one of his companies, the Magnolia May, a pirate ship, can make Ascension a tourist destination, but the mayor refuses to grant him a lease at the city’s dock.
Chalise and Chaz come face to face at a Twelfth Night party. Years ago, he stood her up and left her brokenhearted. Now her brain is at war with her heart, but her body has a mind of its own. As Chaz leads her across the dance floor, he knows when the music stops it won’t be the end of their waltz. He has questions only she can answer, and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants.
A carbon monoxide poisoning in the suburbs of Minneapolis leads Detective Nasrin Farhi to a place she doesn’t want to go, and into a memory she thought she had forgotten. Perhaps she should’ve just marked it down as another self-inflicted death.
By the end of the day, she’ll wish she had.
When Abby Murphy returns home to Cuttersville, it’s to buy back her grandmother’s house that was sold… and to meet the man she is convinced is destined to be her future husband. Being a psychic gives her that crystal ball advantage and she’s seen the face of the man she’s going to marry since she was seventeen. In the years since her first vision, she has spent many a night inserting herself into his dreams in some very sexy ways. So imagine her surprise when she discovers that her destiny lies with the man she can’t stand, the man who bought her grandmother’s house, the skeptic ghost hunter, Darius Damiano.
But sometimes reality can be even better than dreams…
She’s a lawyer who’s not going to let anything interfere with her plan for a new life.
He’s a bad boy hockey star who’s not going to let anything interfere with getting her back.
Two hard heads, one undeniable love.
Sadie always wanted the perfect family: a husband, a son, a dog, a house in the suburbs. For a little while she had it all. Then after an accident one afternoon, her son starts acting oddly and displaying strange new abilities. His new behavior threatens to bring to light a secret that she's been keeping for years. Will she be able to hold her family together or will the truth tear them apart?
Perfect Family is a magical realism novella that is 25,000 words long.
When ESL teacher Riko finds an old journal buried in the forests beneath Mt Fuji, a malevolent, untraceable force begins to threaten her at every turn.
But is it all in her head?
The more she studies the journal for answers, the more questions she uncovers. Worse, no-one takes her fears seriously and her best lead appears to be a belligerent old man, whose only care in the world is raking leaves deep in the forest.
With her grip on reality shaken and friendships strained to breaking point, Riko has to discover the truth about the journal in order to put ghosts of the past to rest, as strange events turn deadly.
WAR OF HEARTS originally debuted in the Timeless Romance Anthology: European Collection and is now available as a standalone novella.
In December of 1939, Anna, a journalist, is desperate to escape the magazine where Pete, her ex-boyfriend, also works. Heartbroken and still in love with him, Anna snags an assignment to cover the Winter War in Finland.
She arrives at a snowy battlefront only to discover that Pete is there too—assigned to be her photographer. She determines to be professional about the situation, until a battle breaks out with Russians invading camp, putting her and Pete in harm’s way—and putting their love to the test.
The King needs an heir and that means finding some sort of woman to do the job;
"That's all it's about, ultimately: basic, carnal compatibility in order to satisfy this need. For that reason, the pictures I request of those who wish to apply are explicit. The full prerequisites are attached to the correspondence. If you aren't comfortable with these demands, don't bother applying."
Ella applies, seeing straight through the bullshit; she goes as far as derisively add a set of pictures fitting the requirements the letter demands:
A picture of her "pussy" - a fat, indolent Persian - and of her in her nightwear - yoga pants and a hoodie.
In lieu of an introduction, her message reads:
« Dear Daniel Franko Phillipe Del Luz,
I've applied to guarantee that I'm not summoned to your little orgy.
Fuck you. We aren't all stupid.
It was supposed to go through an automated system;
she didn't expect anyone to read it...
Let alone the King
This novel is intended for a mature audience - expect strong language and sexual situations. However, this is not a non stop erotica.
In a remote area of southwest Alaska a small cargo plane in heavy weather slams into the frozen ground at nearly two hundred miles per hour and disintegrates. Nine hundred square miles of white, empty tundra separates the crash site from the nearest human being. The airplane's sole occupant is it's gritty, discontented pilot and, improbably, he's alive, coherent and hopelessly trapped. This novella is a provocative, true story and evokes the short works of Jack London , while offering the possibility that luck may have another name.
One night. A sexy secret. And a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget.
Pro baseball player Cooper Knox is tired of groupies and fans - so when a sassy brunette with curves for days doesn’t recognize him, he’s not about to let his secret slip. She wants a night to remember - and he’s going to show her a few moves she’ll never forget.
But secrets have a way of catching up with you - and when the ball drops at midnight, the new year isn’t the only thing that will be starting with a bang.