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Initial post: Aug 1, 2012 10:12:59 AM PDT
aurore75 says:
My attention span is zilch these days but I'm still needing my romance fix. Any recommendations for contemporary or PNR short stories? Authors (indie ok) who post these on their web sites or any collections you've liked?


Posted on Aug 1, 2012 10:35:44 AM PDT
Robin Wilson says:
I have a bunch of Lisa Scott's romantic shorts on my Kindle. They're fun and memorable.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 11:00:19 AM PDT
Kate Barley says:
Lynda Chance's books are short and steamy.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 5:10:05 PM PDT
cathyr says:
A few suggestions.

- Eve Langlais writes some great novellas (contemporary paranormal). I'd recommend Crazy, Date With Death and Apocalypse Cowboy.
- Suffering & Salvation by Kenzie James is a really surprising paranormal (shape shifting) contemporary erotic. Definitely worth a look at.
- Vivi Andrews' Serengeti Shifters series (Book 1 Serengeti Heat) are novellas with and interesting, unusual take on shape shifting (lions). Frequent, naughty m/f with clever female characters.
- Cabin Fever by Shelli Stevens. Contemporary, different people coming together, erotic romance with a sweet HEA.

Finally, check out Decadent Publishing's One Night Stand Series. (

The premise of every book is the same: Madame Evangeline runs a unique dating agency, 1NightStand. In each story two (or more) people are introduced for one night of unbridled passion, and a lifetime HEA. Each book is between 7,000 and 12,000 words, and they vary in sub-genre (bdsm, m/m, shifters, m/f/m, f/f/m, sf, etc). Occasionally an author will link books through characters, or concept. Prices vary between "books".

The books do vary in author, quality, kink - make sure it's what you are after. The web site includes a "heat factor". But it gives a good taste of new authors, as well as well-known ones. Do be careful when checking the Amazon reviews - as a publisher they tend towards "bought" reviews, and tit-for-tats (authors within the same house reviewing each other). As such, I won't review them anymore, but they're an interesting story.

One's I've read and liked:
Wings of a Butterfly by A. Faris - time travel, m/f, Heat level: 3.
Designing Passion by Kali Willows - m/f, Heat level: 4.
Cinderella Wore Combat Boots by D.L. Jackson - m/f, Heat level: 4.
I'll Be Mated for Christmas by Rebecca Royce - m/f, paranormal, Heat level: 4.
Takedown, Somewhere in Between by Stacey Kennedy - m/m and then m/f/m, Heat level: 4.

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 12:52:38 PM PDT
aurore75 says:
Thanks for the recs!

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 1:20:16 AM PDT
Sunshine says:
Kismet: A Novella by Carly Phillips

Short but good. Liked it a lot.

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 10:17:00 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2012 10:40:15 AM PDT
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Self-promotion is only allowed in the Meet Our Authors (MOA) forum.
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