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Down, by Ally Blue

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Ally Blue

Seven thousand meters below the ocean’s surface, the crew of the BathyTech 3 mineral mining facility has found something remarkable: a rock-like sphere of unknown material and origin.

For Mo Rees, the discovery calls to his inner explorer and adds color to his dull miner’s life. Even better than the promise of new knowledge is the unexpected connection he forges with Dr. Armin Savage-Hall, leader of the team brought down to study the thing.

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Hammer and Bone, by Kirby Crow

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Kirby Crow

The purest evil lives in the hearts of men.

Carnival mystics. Zombie tribes. Bad magic in the Bayou. Mage-princes, alien cities, and soul-stealing priests. The grim monsters in the worlds of these dark, speculative tales are true horrors, but it’s the people you should fear the most. 

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Lessons for Survivors (A Cambridge Fellows Mystery), by Charlie Cochrane

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Charlie Cochrane

A more than professional interest . . . a more than personal intrigue.

Orlando Coppersmith should be happy. WWI is almost a year in the past, he’s back at St. Bride’s College in Cambridge, his lover and best friend Jonty Stewart is at his side again, and—to top it all—he’s about to be made Forster Professor of Applied Mathematics. And although he and Jonty have precious little time for an investigative commission, they can’t resist a suspected murder case that must be solved in a month so a clergyman can claim his rightful inheritance.

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A Taste for Poison (Memory of Scorpions, #3), by Aleksandr Voiov

A Taste for Poison (Memory of Scorpions, #3)

Aleksandr Voinov

Even a king gets stung when he reaches for a scorpion.

After barely surviving an assassination attempt, King Adrastes is a changed man—one who mistrusts even his allies and friends. He readies his empire for war against an enigmatic enemy, the Elder of Vededrin, but not everyone approves. While courtiers dare only to whisper dissent, an outrider called Death foments rebellion in the mountains, aided by a prophecy that promises he’ll stop the Black King.

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Blasphemer, Sinner, Saint, by Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler

Blasphemer, Sinner, Saint

Heidi Belleau, Sam Schooler

Tobias Sinnet has left his boyhood days of sin behind him. As the caretaker of a boys’ orphanage in Whitechapel, he teaches the children to live by the word of God, keeps his daily prayers, and goes to bed each night with a clear conscience.

Until David, the boy who tempted him in their youth, arrives on his doorstep. Forced to prostitute himself to keep his younger brother in school, David has grown ill, and all he wants is for Tobias to agree to look after his brother when he’s gone.

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Anchored (A Belonging Novel), by Rachel Haimowitz

Anchored (A Belonging Novel)

Rachel Haimowitz

Network news anchor Daniel Halstrom is at the top of his field, but being at the bottom of the social ladder—being a slave—makes that hard to enjoy. Especially when NewWorld Media, the company that’s owned him since childhood, decides to lease him privately on evenings and weekends to boost their flagging profits.

Daniel’s not stupid; he knows there’s only one reason someone would pay so much for what little free time he has. But dark memories of past sexual service leave him certain he won’t survive it again with his sanity intact.

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What This Woman Wants (A Riptide Lesbian Sampler), by Lauren Gallagher

What This Woman Wants (A Riptide Lesbian Sampler)

Lauren Gallagher

Beth loves Naomi, but there’s one thing she wants that Naomi just won’t do. Now Beth’s starting to wonder if she’s going to have to choose between the girl she loves and a fully satisfying life in the bedroom.

But tonight, Naomi’s got a little surprise for Beth, and it could change everything. Perhaps Beth can have both after all.


This FREE sampler contains the complete short story What This Woman Wants, plus excerpts from a number of lesbian titles available from Riptide Publishing.

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City of Monsters, by Andrea Speed

City of Monsters

Andrea Speed

Hunter is a human turned animal shifter in Nightshade, a literal city of monsters in a near-Earth dimension called Dev. All sorts of beasts reside here, unable to return to Earth, yet still plagued by the same jealousies, rivalries, and needs of any human. Resolving them is Hunter’s job.

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Shadows & Dreams (Kate Kane, #2), by Alexis Hall

Shadows & Dreams (Kate Kane: Paranormal Investigator, #2)

Alexis Hall

Second rule in this line of business: be careful who you kill.

My name’s Kate Kane. And right now, I don’t know which is more dangerous: my job, or my girlfriend. My job makes me the go-to girl for every supernatural mystery in London. My girlfriend’s an eight-hundred-year-old vampire prince. Honestly, I think it’s probably a tie.

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Cross & Crown (A Sidewinder Story), by Abigail Roux

Cross & Crown (A Sidewinder Story)

Abigail Roux

When Nick O'Flaherty arrives at the scene of a double homicide to find he has a witness to the crime, he thinks it’s his lucky day. But when he realizes his witness is suffering from amnesia and can’t even remember his own name, Nick wishes he’d gone with his gut and put in for vacation time.

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