Free online samples of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT)-themed ebooks from the authors and publishers at Smashwords.

The Sea by KL Hughes The Sea by Oct. 17, 2018 Free! 5,030 words Read a sample
Literature professor Louise Richards has a secret. She isn't human. Her evergreen body harbors a weathered soul, jaded and no longer thriving. That is, until student Nicole Stark walks into her classroom and awakens her. Something about Nicole is different, alluring, but Louise can’t quite put her finger on it. A supernatural lesbian romance about embracing secrets and being true to ourselves.
One Way or Another by A.L. Brooks One Way or Another by Oct. 17, 2018 $6.99 63,290 words Sample 20%
Corporate lawyer Sarah is living a simple life: No ties, no hassles, no love. Demure teacher Bethany just wants to be swept off her feet. A chance meeting outside a London sex shop draws the unlikely pair together. But how can two people so different even connect, let alone fall in love? Can Ms. Wrong ever be right? A fun, sexy, lesbian romance about finding not what we want, but what we need.
Irregular Heartbeat by Chris Zett Irregular Heartbeat by Oct. 17, 2018 $9.99 94,250 words Sample 20%
When drummer Diana Petrell leaves her rock-star life to return to ER medicine, she won’t let anything stop her—not even falling for aloof mentor, Dr. Emily Barnes. Emily isn’t happy having to babysit an intriguing resident with a ten-year gap in her résumé. But then the lines blur. What happens to their careers when Diana’s secret comes out? A lesbian romance that asks how much we’d risk for love.
The Ace and the Bear by Caitlin Ricci The Ace and the Bear by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 17,600 words Sample 20%
When Jonah's family moves from San Francisco to a small town in Missouri, they hope it will give Jonah a simpler life—but simple isn't so easily obtained. Jonah becomes friends with Ansel and quickly develops a crush on him. When Ansel comes out to him, life seems even better, but as they finish high school and move on to college, life becomes even more complicated...
Upon the River Shore by Leona Bentley Upon the River Shore by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 60,830 words Sample 10%
Brett Garder is a rarity, an inverted mage, which makes him a liability in the world into which he was born. On the run from his violent and controlling boyfriend, he moves to the rural town of Landings. Having been raised by his grandfather to believe that only family can be trusted, meeting Lane Hunter is a shock.
Between the Firmaments by JY Yang Between the Firmaments by Oct. 16, 2018 $4.99 20,930 words Sample 20%
JY Yang’s Between the Firmaments is a secondary-world fantasy about a romance between two gods, set in an occupied city where being a god is illegal. It is beautiful, challenging, queer, slightly experimental, and 100% awesome.
King of Fools by Justine Ferko King of Fools by Oct. 16, 2018 $3.99 84,400 words Sample 5%
1780s Paris, a dangerous and exciting city where two men fight for their right to love despite society's rules - one man obligated to his noble duty, the other trying to escape the hand he was dealt.
Against All Odds by Kris Bryant, Maggie Cummings, & M. Ullrich Against All Odds by ,
& Oct. 16, 2018
$9.99 71,660 words Sample 20%
Peyton and Tory escaped death once, but will they survive when Bradley's determined to make his kill rate one-hundred percent?
Autumn’s Light by Aurora Rey Autumn’s Light by Oct. 16, 2018 $9.99 80,050 words Sample 20%
Casual hookups aren’t supposed to include romantic dinners and meeting the family. Can Mat Pero see beyond the heartbreak that led her to keep her worlds so separate, and will Graham Connor be waiting if she does?
Breaking the Rules by Larkin Rose Breaking the Rules by Oct. 16, 2018 $8.99 52,600 words Sample 20%
When Virginia and Carmen are thrown together by an embarrassing mistake they find out their stubborn determination isn’t so heroic after all.
Broad Awakening by Mickey Brent Broad Awakening by Oct. 16, 2018 $9.99 74,090 words Sample 20%
In the sequel to Underwater Vibes, Hélène and Sylvie find ruts in their road to eternal bliss.
Isle of Broken Years by Jane Fletcher Isle of Broken Years by Oct. 16, 2018 $9.99 99,640 words Sample 20%
Spanish noblewoman, Catalina de Valasco, is in peril, even before the pirates holding her for ransom sail into seas destined to become known as ‘The Bermuda Triangle’.
Love Like This by Melissa Brayden Love Like This by Oct. 16, 2018 $9.99 86,150 words Sample 20%
Hadley Cooper and Spencer Adair set out to take the fashion world by storm. If only they knew their hearts were about to be taken.
Secrets On the Clock by Nicole Disney Secrets On the Clock by Oct. 16, 2018 $9.99 82,630 words Sample 20%
Jenna and Danielle love their jobs helping endangered children, but that may not be enough to stop them from breaking the rules by falling in love.
El Color Del Amor by Radclyffe El Color Del Amor by Oct. 16, 2018 $8.99 75,230 words Sample 20%
Agente editorial Emily May está a punto de perder todo el fruto de sus esfuerzos. Derian Winfield, entusiasta de carreras de autos, aventurara y temeraria, es llamada por su familia, cuando su tía, la única persona en su familia que todavía ama, se enferma.
Conversations with an Angel by Kevin Klehr Conversations with an Angel by Oct. 15, 2018 Free! 5,690 words
Jamal has a typical mother who'd like him to succeed in all aspects of life, especially when it comes to marriage. But Jamal already has a partner. His name is Farnham. And while Jamal doesn't want to disappoint his family, his mother's interference is pushing Farnham away. In the end it will take a voice of reason to help Jamal rethink his life.
Just Like Eden by Claudia Lush Just Like Eden by Oct. 15, 2018 $2.99 4,390 words Sample 50%
This is a love story at the beginning of the world. What if Eve never loved Adam? What if she loved a woman instead? Firstborn Lilit was cast out of Eden for the crime of refusing to submit to a man she never wanted. When Lilit first spies the other woman through the bushes, she means to hate her: Eva, soft and yielding. Instead, proud, beautiful Lilit falls in love with her goodness.
His Change in Heart by John River His Change in Heart by Oct. 15, 2018 $0.99 3,190 words Sample 20%
Theo's boyfriend in revealing his infidelity, causes a dramatic change in Theo. What is this new change? Is it for the best?
Flesh and Gold by Ann Aptaker Flesh and Gold by Oct. 15, 2018 $9.99 73,510 words Sample 20%
Havana, 1952, where art thief and smuggler Cantor Gold dodges gangland bullets and mobsters’ schemes while she searches Havana’s steamy Red Light district for her kidnapped love.
Blissfully Yours by Ryan Field Blissfully Yours by Oct. 15, 2018 $4.99 64,260 words
Earl Bradshaw's first impression of his gay son's fiance leaves Earl wondering where he went wrong. The fiance, Gabriel, is pushy, scruffy, overbearing, and he refers to Earl as "dad" without even asking for permission. Earl has a feeling deep in his gut that Gabriel is lying about something, Earl makes a point of finding out what Gabriel is hiding.
My Dream Woman by C H Clepitt My Dream Woman by Oct. 15, 2018 $2.99 26,030 words
When your dreams are real there's nowhere to escape! Andi is just holding it together. Working two jobs means she doesn't need to rely on anyone, but doesn't have much of a life. In her dreams, however, she is a hero: battling monsters and saving innocents. When her dream woman turns out to be very real, Andi's life begins to spiral out of control.
Touch Up: A Rose & Thorns Novel by J.A. Rock Touch Up: A Rose & Thorns Novel by Oct. 15, 2018 $3.99 57,310 words Sample 10%
A movie star with a firm anti-retouching stance falls in hate and then love with the photo artist who deliberately Photoshopped her on a magazine cover.
All the Dogs are Dancing by J.M. Goguen All the Dogs are Dancing by Oct. 15, 2018 $6.49 85,090 words Sample 20%
Werewolves Burner and Aaron fight for their love and survival in post-apocalyptic America.
Legacy Strain by Taylor Brooke Legacy Strain by Oct. 15, 2018 $5.99 61,130 words Sample 20%
War is on the horizon. After fleeing the white-walled labyrinth where Brooklyn and her friends were caged, trained, tortured, and studied, the group of renegade Omens prepare for the fight of their lives. But an unexpected arrival from Kirin—the dangerous, secret project Juneau has kept locked away in Isolation’s main facility—complicates things.
Faith by Archie Hellshire Faith by Oct. 15, 2018 $3.99 30,370 words Sample 20%
Tuck’s not sure what’s going on. He’s not sure what the truth is or who to trust. He’s not sure they’re going to make it out of this. And as the night wears on, he’s not sure how he really feels about Sam anymore. Sam is always sure about Tuck, though, and Tuck isn’t going to let him down.
Building Forever by Kelly Jensen Building Forever by Oct. 15, 2018 $4.99 81,230 words Sample 15%
A new town, a new neighbor, and a new chance to build a forever....
Bone Walker by Idella Breen Bone Walker by Oct. 14, 2018 $3.99 51,690 words Sample 20%
Eliza Trust just wanted to live the life that would make her deceased parents proud. Fate had other plans.
Feeders and Bleeders by Idella Breen Feeders and Bleeders by Oct. 14, 2018 $2.99 27,340 words Sample 10%
In a world where vampires live among us as equals, and part of our society, a murder will be committed.
His Spark by DJ Jamison His Spark by Oct. 14, 2018 Free! 6,510 words Read a sample
Josh, a bookstore clerk and Harry Potter fanboy, is holding a book club meeting when in walks the perfect Malfoy. Josh lures the blond-haired, gray-eyed Dylan into joining the book discussion for an evening. But when Dylan rushes off afterward, Josh thinks the spark he felt must have been his imagination. Until he receives an invitation to the Halloween party. Will he find his Malfoy there?
Theorem of Bright Half-Life by Meyari McFarland Theorem of Bright Half-Life by Oct. 13, 2018 $2.99 8,930 words Sample 20%
Octavia raised her chin, pursed her lips and carefully put on her bubblegum pink lipstick. Maybe not the best choice for a lesbian bar but Octavia knew what she wanted. Didn't mean Octavia couldn't find a lovely butch girl who wanted a big happy femme, now did it? Theorem of Bright Half-Light is a bubbly rom-com about love, life and going for what you want.
Carpool by R.W. Clinger Carpool by Oct. 13, 2018 $1.99 8,870 words Sample 20%
Luke Masterson runs a carpool. On one August morning, things don’t go smoothly. His best friend and carpool buddy Perrin Lerue sleeps in, something he never does. Luke has secretly fallen in love with Perrin, but his friend is oblivious. Every morning and evening when they ride together, Luke can't get the accountant out of his head ... or his heart. Will today's drive be different than any other?
Dark and Stormy by Deirdre O'Dare Dark and Stormy by Oct. 13, 2018 $3.99 21,670 words Sample 20%
Finding a scandalous mystery, Martin devotes himself as tutor to three traumatized children while aiding their titled guardian in digging up dark secrets. Will love be his reward or his downfall?
Date from Hell by Gareth Vaughn Date from Hell by Oct. 13, 2018 $3.99 22,980 words Sample 20%
Desperate to find a date in time for the annual Helloween bash, minor-rank demon Kev summons a coworker he once hooked up with. When the smoke clears, it isn’t a demon in the ring but a very perplexed, very human mortal named Archer who is cute, confused, and willing to consider going as Kev's date ... for a price. This isn't the first time Archer's met a demon, and he wants his soul back.
Death Benefits by William Holden Death Benefits by Oct. 13, 2018 $2.99 14,590 words Sample 20%
An eccentric and unusual vampire, Victor struggles to keep his inhuman identity a secret from the one man who has ever made him feel alive. The problem is, Victor is a mortician, and the man who has captured his attention has just lost his husband unexpectedly. Can Victor confess his identity to Cliff without ruining his chance for love?
Unwanted Attention by Feral Sephrian Unwanted Attention by Oct. 13, 2018 $2.99 16,060 words Sample 20%
Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but this October someone has been playing nothing but tricks on Kellan. They start out as annoying, but as Halloween draws closer the tricks get more violent, to the point where Kellan is afraid for himself and his boyfriend, Matt. There’s no telling what the mysterious stranger will do to either of them in their attempts to tear Kellan’s life apart.
Orc Haven by Osiris Brackhaus & Beryll Brackhaus Orc Haven by
& Oct. 13, 2018
$4.99 73,210 words
An Orc Mother of Eight, a bearded Dwarf Girl, and a Future to build...
Kindred Spirits by Alexa Land Kindred Spirits by Oct. 12, 2018 $3.99 87,220 words Sample 10%
Can two broken men learn to open their hearts and take a chance on love? Or will the ghosts of their past prevent them from building a future together? Kindred Spirits bridges Alexa Land’s best-selling Firsts and Forever Series and its all new spin-off, The Castaways Series. Long-time readers will recognize some familiar faces, along with a new setting and several new characters.
Lesbian Sex stories 3 by Marcy Mink Lesbian Sex stories 3 by Oct. 12, 2018 $4.99 19,260 words Sample 20%
3rd edition of Marci Mink's anthology of lesbian erotica. A series of erotic short stories from the imagination of Marci Mink!
If You Can't Take the Heat by Thianna Durston If You Can't Take the Heat by Oct. 11, 2018 $3.99 36,000 words
Austin Reynolds always wanted to be a firefighter but an accident when he was 18 killed that dream. FBI agent Conrad “Rad” Strauss is on the hunt for a serial killer who tortures and then burns his victims alive. Their attraction ignites and may be put out... if the serial killer known as The Artist has his way.
Us Again by Nell Iris Us Again by Oct. 11, 2018 $1.99 9,920 words Sample 20%
When Alex gets a call in the middle of the night, telling him his ex is in the hospital, he only hesitates for a second before rushing to Sammy’s side. But Sammy isn’t the same man who told Alex to leave seven months ago. Alex wants to help Sammy get better and find out what went wrong. Maybe even get a second chance with the man Alex hasn’t forgotten. Will Sammy let him back into his life?
To Tame an Omega by Lisa Gray To Tame an Omega by Oct. 11, 2018 $4.99 45,670 words Sample 20%
Rafael, a cyber expert, is an omega in hiding, working with activists for omega rights. Grant, a government alpha, pursues Rafe for his crimes, all the while battling his attraction to the man. Grant struggles, trapped between duty and desire. Rafael aches for love but fears losing his independence. Will they realize before it’s too late that what they have isn’t just instinct? It’s everything.
The Agency by Edward Kendrick The Agency by Oct. 11, 2018 $3.99 38,440 words Sample 20%
When Kip was a teen he witnessed a murder. Terrified, he tells no one. Eleven years later he owns a detective agency. John looks like a typical biker. He isn't, as Kip learns when he hires him. Then Kip hears about a recent killing exactly like the one he saw. With John's help can he learn the truth behind the murders, while fighting their mutual attraction? Or will Kip become the next victim?
Storm Crow by T.A. Creech Storm Crow by Oct. 11, 2018 $3.99 38,830 words Sample 20%
Sequel to Knight Errant. Catli’s whole life spins out of balance when a stranger arrives on his island. A rival among his own is forced into the light, but no matter what happens, he isn’t letting Alegan go.
One More Time by Shawn Lane One More Time by Oct. 11, 2018 $3.99 31,240 words Sample 20%
When Dane’s lover of six years unexpectedly dies, he returns to the town he grew up in to deal with his grief. Soon he runs into Theo, his first love, who was Theo had been one of the reasons Dane had left in the first place. But Theo wants another chance. His tenderness catches Dane off guard, but can Dane shake the feeling that it’s too soon and try one more time?
Ripartire da zero by Jay Northcote Ripartire da zero by Oct. 11, 2018 $3.99 58,070 words Sample 10%
Ricominciare da capo non è facile, ma Ben è pronto a vivere la sua vita come l'uomo che sarebbe dovuto essere.
Mail Order Mate by Fel Fern Mail Order Mate by Oct. 11, 2018 $2.99 21,090 words Sample 20%
Time is running out for Omega cat shifter Linus Frazier. He’s the first Omega in his clan to become independent but Linus wants something else. A baby daddy. Linus will do whatever it takes to conceive, even if that means signing up with a breeding agency and bedding a complete stranger.
Horror in Lowden Hall by Gerald Lopez Horror in Lowden Hall by Oct. 10, 2018 $5.99 75,390 words Sample 20%
Writer Henry Ayala is looking for a new direction in his life. He thinks he’s found it in the haunted property Lowden Hall located in a sleepy Florida town. Will the hall and its ghosts reveal terrifying secrets to Henry? Romance even rears its head when a handsome stranger appears. But what horrifying things will take place in the Hall on Halloween?
Buried Desires 3 by Neptune Flowers, Ofelia Grand, & Amy Spector Buried Desires 3 by ,
& Oct. 10, 2018
$6.99 70,720 words Sample 20%
Buried Desires 3 – A Horror Anthology More tales of love, death and love after death. Buried Desires is back. And now there’s even more to love. From the ghostly to the grotesque, this time around Buried Desires 3 brings you three tales from horror authors, both old and new, offering up a perfect collection of romance and the macabre.
Pretty Plastic by Amy Spector Pretty Plastic by Oct. 10, 2018 $2.99 27,290 words Sample 20%
Christopher Minnick is still not a zombie. There are people watching the house, Flora’s worried about the scarecrow, and Victor has a new job with Pretty, a prestigious private hospital, working alongside handsome Austen Poole. When Vic starts acting strangely, Christopher will stop at nothing to get his man back. When striving for perfection, you sometimes need to get your hands a little dirty.
From the Same Star by Nicole Field From the Same Star by Oct. 10, 2018 $6.99 55,730 words Sample 20%
In the aftermath of her mother's death, Angela struggles to recover and re-enter the world. When she meets Steve, who works in the café across the street, she feels able to take a step out of her grief-filled home. With Steve, she hopes to do D/s as a way to take a break from the pain consuming her, but discovers that in doing kink, you bring all of who you are with you, including grief.