Lover’s Quarrel’s Top 5 Picks from Smashwords’ Summer/Winter Sale

Every year, Smashwords hosts an epic sale for the entire month of July, which means deep discounts on books from hundreds of participating authors– even books 100% off!

Here are Lover’s Quarrel’s top picks from the Summer/Winter Sale.

1) Through a Dark Mist by Marsha Canham

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Genre: Historical

Word Count: 105,500

As the misty forest quivers with the deadly flight of arrows, a tale of revenge and fated passion unfolds. An outlaw known as the Black Wolf of Lincoln dares to stand before the slender, golden loveliness of Lady Servanne de Briscourt—and in one swift, trembling moment, the future of a kingdom is changed.

Betrothed to Prince John’s champion, the Dragon Lord of Bloodmoor Keep, Servanne becomes the unwilling pawn in a treacherous game…and the defiant love of a dangerous rogue whose secrets can rock a throne. Together they will be swept into the rich pageantry of royal power, throwing wide the huge gates of Bloodmoor to unleash the fury of a thousand armored knights. All the ancient hatreds spawned by a family’s sins are revealed, threatening the lives—and the reckless love—of the Black Wolf and the only woman who can tame his bold, wild heart.

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2) Blackmailed by the Beast by Sam Crescent

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.56 out of 5 stars

Genre: Contemporary

Word Count: 30,300

Wayne Brown is ruthless when it comes to business, and with a nickname of “The Beast”, no one dares to challenge him. What he wants he gets.

Lily Jones is sweet innocence and despises men like Wayne. But the Jones family is desperate, and he offers them a solution to their problems. Only he wants something in return…Lily. She either marries him or her family answers to the debt collectors. With no choice left, she agrees and begins life as his wife.

Through his seduction and touch, Lily’s body betrays her, and as time passes, so does her heart. But how can she fall in love with a man who blackmails to get what he wants?

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3) Intertwined by Jerilee Kaye

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.49 out of 5 stars

Genre: Contemporary, Teen

Word Count: 134,360

The women in Brianne Montgomery’s family have a curse that compels them to marry before the age of thirty-one, and she wasn’t going to be the first one to break it.

Her life seemed perfect. Her parents were happily married and she had a wonderful brother who looked out for her. The only thing she hated about her life was Travis Cross—her brother’s annoying best friend.

But Brianne’s life took a sudden turn with a tragic death in her family. In an instant, she lost everything she held close to her in her perfect life.

Travis made a lifetime promise to take care of Brianne for the rest of his life. He promised to be her safety guy to save her from the family curse. He also promised her brother he wouldn’t touch her. And Travis is one person who knows how to keep his promises–no matter what the cost.

However, Travis craved Brianne like a drug. And Brianne struggled to stay immune to his charms. She had already lost so much, and Travis had become the most important thing she couldn’t afford to gamble with.

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4) Collision Course by S.C. Stephens

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.04 out of 5 stars

Genre: Contemporary

Word Count: 183,140

Lucas had it all—popularity, a devoted girlfriend, a brotherly best friend, and a loving mother who would do anything for him. His life was right on course to be successful and fulfilling…until the crash changed everything.

Late at night, during a sudden downpour, three young lives are lost and Lucas, the lone survivor, is left to face the consequences. Surrounded by swirling gossip as to what really happened that fateful evening, Lucas now finds himself an outcast. Shunned by former friends, condemned by the people of his small town, and riddled by his own guilt and self-hatred, he struggles to find hope, find peace, and maybe, even find love.

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5) Parallel Lives by Ana Linden

Average Goodreads Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Contemporary, Chick lit

Word Count: 116,740

Young, beautiful and independent, Amalia refuses to apply traditionalist values to any of her relationships with men; therefore commitment, marriage and couple routine are not part of her vision on life.

Cynical and highly aware of the realities of an unromanticized modern world devoid of long-lasting feelings, Amalia expects only a few moments of fleeting happiness from the men in her life.

Amalia wants someone who can make her feel and forget. But as she thrives on introspection and analysis, doubt and disappointment, together with unwanted and unexpected feelings often overwhelm her.

Above anything else, she is her men’s confidante, the one they entrust with all their fears, hopes and mundane stories, Amalia enjoying their conversations as a means of escaping and forgetting her own issues. Infiltrating the thoughts, ideas, and emotions of men who care for her become a guilty pleasure in which she will relish whenever she finds the power to remind herself that any drop of happiness needs to be savored.

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