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

Marina Duology by C.L. Mannarino Marina Duology by Dec. 31, 2018 $1.99 11,150 words Sample 5%
You've seen her escape a pirate. You've seen her save her kingdom. Now get all her adventures in one place. Far Below the Surface and Far Beyond the Sea, in one volume.
Recumon: The Second Couplet by Michael R.E. Adams Recumon: The Second Couplet by Dec. 31, 2018 $3.99 23,420 words Sample 25%
Carmine Lassiter sees the shadow of his inner demon. An act of horrifying violence follows, and Carmine is swept into a ritual of town and school politics that leaves him damned. Amongst the chaos, he develops an unexpected connection to his exorcist.
Scarred by Mia Kerick Scarred by Dec. 31, 2018 $5.99 68,520 words Sample 20%
Placida Island’s ocean breezes and rolling surf beckon to those who yearn to escape. And those who need to hide. Wearing scars on his back from brutal childhood abuse, Matthew North lives alone on a rustic shore. Gender fluidity his “crime,” Vedie Wilson flees his childhood home so he can express his identity. Can they embrace each other’s painful pasts, leaving the scars behind to find love?
Abominable What-A? by Ezra Dawn Abominable What-A? by Dec. 31, 2018 $2.99 12,780 words
(This is a paranormal winter short story. The first part of this story appeared in Stormy Glenn’s Winter ManLove Fantasies Blog Competition of 2017.)
Valhalla by L.A. Ashton Valhalla by Dec. 31, 2018 $2.99 17,110 words Sample 20%
Sakuma has served as a Valkyrie for centuries, smoothly escorting thousands of souls to the grand halls of Valhalla. While the world tears itself apart during WWII, he is summoned to retrieve the soul of a fallen Japanese soldier, Ishii Hiroshi. To Sakuma’s surprise, Ishii refuses his invitation to eternity.
The Choice by Nadezhda Osipova The Choice by Dec. 30, 2018 $0.99 Sample 20%
One always has a choice, but what should one do if both of the alternatives are equally terrible? (BL yaoi manga)
2018 Top Ten Gay Romance by J.M. Snyder 2018 Top Ten Gay Romance by Dec. 29, 2018 $6.99 100,600 words Sample 20%
This collection combines the best-selling short gay romance published by JMS Books in 2018. With stories by Addison Albright, Laura Bailo, Kris T. Bethke, Sarah Hadley Brook, Nell Iris, Shawn Lane, K.L. Noone, Deirdre O'Dare, J.M. Snyder, and J.D. Walker, this head-over-heels anthology goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s something for everyone in here!
Diagnosis: Gay by David O. Sullivan Diagnosis: Gay by Dec. 29, 2018 $1.99 8,910 words Sample 20%
Japanese doctor Arthur rents out a spare room in his apartment to Xander, a sexy and younger construction worker who wears women’s panties even though he claims to be straight. A smile, wink, and an unlocked bathroom door provide the perfect invitation. But is Xander really ready? Or will he let social mores kill what could be a wonderful experience for them both?
Tame the Sheriff by J.D. Walker Tame the Sheriff by Dec. 29, 2018 $0.99 3,240 words Sample 20%
What does a lonely sheriff do when all his friends are no longer single? Nicholas “Bulldog” McMurtry might prefer being footloose, but underneath it all, he longs for companionship in a way he can understand. When Russ Soames gives Bulldog a night to remember, the sheriff isn’t sure if his fancy-free notions are worth the loss of someone who could become special.
Lonesome Men by Edward Kendrick Lonesome Men by Dec. 29, 2018 $3.99 37,790 words Sample 20%
Darren Cameron is a street cop, gay, with a twenty-one year old son, Jesse. Rob is a homeless veteran living on the streets, despite Darren's efforts to help him start his life over. When punks attack Rob, Darren moves him into his home under the guise of protective custody. Can they deal with what comes next, including their growing attraction for each other, or will Rob flee back to the streets?
Lucky Dog by Shawna Jeanne Lucky Dog by Dec. 29, 2018 $0.99 4,310 words Sample 20%
Dr. Elsie Clevenger is pulling an overnight shift when a battered beagle comes through the emergency veterinarian practice where she works. The two men who brought it in are obviously a couple, so Dr. Clevenger’s surprised when they ask her out on a date. Together.
Snowed In: Bar and Joey by R.W. Clinger Snowed In: Bar and Joey by Dec. 29, 2018 $2.99 16,270 words Sample 20%
A January blizzard causes havoc when Joey Redd and Kel Foxford are stranded in the wicked storm and check in at the strangest bed and breakfast ever. When Joey is left to his own devices, he meets the B&B’s handsome owner, Bar Moore. But Joey’s attraction and heated feelings for Bar come on far too strong and quick. Can their sudden relationship survive the terrorizing blizzard?
Snowed In: Jude and Cal by Jessie Pinkham Snowed In: Jude and Cal by Dec. 29, 2018 $2.99 16,610 words Sample 20%
Jude knows he’s not relationship material. His issues are why he works a remote job flying around the galaxy, and why he quashes feelings for Cal, his surveying partner. Marooned on a hostile world, with Jude’s demons rearing their heads, Cal’s first task is to keep the two of them alive. His second is to convince Jude that, no matter how much he’s suffered, romance can still be in the cards.
On Santa Claus Lane by A.J. Llewellyn On Santa Claus Lane by Dec. 27, 2018 $3.99 21,620 words Sample 20%
Can a lost love ever find its way home again? Rudy Keller's always felt like a bit of a misfit. Growing up, he felt different from everyone around him. Somehow every toy he was given at Christmas was either missing parts or just didn't work. As an adult, he's taken a weird pleasure in collecting toy farm animals that are broken, especially reindeer called Rudolph.
Kip's Monster by Harper Fox Kip's Monster by Dec. 27, 2018 $4.99 70,370 words Sample 20%
Kip and Oz have loved each other since day one, but Oz can't cope with a wild-hearted, substance-abusing boyfriend in his life after his dad ditches out, leaving him with a younger sister to raise. And Kip's obsession with cryptids - monster-hunting, to the uninitiated - doesn't help one bit. Can Oz's wily grandma and the mysterious charm of Loch Ness cure the wounds between them?
Death of An Angel by Anna Na Maus Death of An Angel by Dec. 27, 2018 $1.99 35,620 words Sample 20%
When a killer starts to murder transgender women Detective Inspector DeSilver takes up the case. As the crimes become more violent evil men try to take advantage and promote their own agenda. In desperation the transgender community once again turn to the Angels of Etain for help. But then disaster strikes at the very heart of Sanctuary and everything changes.
The Man Who Was Bandaged by Michael R.E. Adams The Man Who Was Bandaged by Dec. 26, 2018 $2.99 4,390 words Sample 50%
The war isn’t over. But after recovering from his scars, Basilio is supposed to return home, to Silas, and finish the life he had interrupted to be a dragonrider. The years have passed. He is a different man, a damaged man. He had the courage to fight for his country, but is he brave enough to go home?
Professional Courtesy by J.V. Speyer Professional Courtesy by Dec. 26, 2018 $4.99 29,190 words Sample 20%
Can these two polar opposite professors find common ground, or will it take a Christmas miracle? Eric is an uptight, conservative college professor whose family is falling apart. When his radical leftist office partner, Mike, has a solution to a family issue, Eric brings him home and lets him get close. Can they bridge the gap between them, or are their differences too much to bear?
Him for the Holidays: A Short Story Part 1 by William Tate Him for the Holidays: A Short Story Part 1 by Dec. 26, 2018 Free! 4,820 words Read a sample
A love that spans centuries, violent passion, and undeniable, forbidden attraction. When lovers are forced to hide their involvement with each other in a house full of guests for the holidays, will the distance make their hearts grow fonder or rip them apart forever?
Savior by Mina MacLeod Savior by Dec. 26, 2018 $1.99 17,090 words Sample 20%
The kingdom is at war, and Clef struggles to save and care for the countless wounded. When the enemy abruptly breaks through in the dead of night, determined to slaughter all the clerics and their patients in order to cripple and demoralize the army, Clef faces certain death—until he's saved at the last moment by a powerful, intriguing soldier who is gone nearly as suddenly as he arrived...
Nobody's Hero by Katey Hawthorne Nobody's Hero by Dec. 26, 2018 $6.99 63,670 words Sample 20%
Jamie Monday lives in two different worlds. With his family, he's the golden child of awakened superpowered society. With his friends, he's the social director and life of the party. He's also an out gay man with an appetite for quick and easy lays. But then the prickly, paddy rocking, geeky-hot new guy at work shows him what he's been missing...
Revelry by Nicole Field Revelry by Dec. 26, 2018 $6.99 61,080 words Sample 20%
Dahlia's family is in tatters after the death of the alpha of the Melbourne pack. Luca has been given the role in his place, she and Annabelle can barely manage to be in the same room together, and Dennis is still at large. And wherever he's hiding, he's making new werewolves at a terrifying rate. All Dahlia wants is a moment to catch her breath. Her relationship with Bianca is new and fragile...
Two Parts Mistletoe by Megan Derr Two Parts Mistletoe by Dec. 26, 2018 $1.99 11,820 words Sample 20%
Kingston has worked hard to get where he is: owner of his own shop, master potion maker, well-respected...and lonely, too busy with life to enjoy more than his regular visits to Acacia House. If he wishes his loneliness might be eased by Hux, the man he meets at Acacia twice a month, well, someday he'll work up the nerve to ask. Then Hux unexpectedly visits his shop, in desperate need of help...
How to (Not) Train a Firecat by R. Cooper How to (Not) Train a Firecat by Dec. 26, 2018 $0.99 21,970 words Sample 10%
River takes care of the giant cats that protect members of the royal family but he is not part of their guard. Only guards have firecats, and River doesn’t believe he is special enough to have a firecat of his own, or to belong anywhere near the royal family. But if he wants to protect someone he loves, he is going to have to accept that he is worthy of the great cats’ attention.
The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out by Josh Lanyon The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out by Dec. 26, 2018 $3.99 45,510 words Sample 20%
Now living in Los Angeles with former navy SEAL Nick Reno, artist Perry Foster comes to the rescue of elderly and eccentric Horace Daly, the legendary film star of such horror classics as Why Won't You Die, My Darling? Someone is determined to bring down the final curtain on Horace--and anyone else who gets in the way.
Fire by Beckett Swift Fire by Dec. 25, 2018 $1.99 13,810 words Sample 50%
Wilson had everything going for him. Then gradually, it all began to change. There are troubling stories about his robust romance with Clay. Cameron is anxious that he will not cause more trouble for Clay's brother Aiden. But Aiden seems to hold the key to Wilson's disturbing behavior! Author's note: All characters depicted in sexual acts in this work of fiction are 18 years of age or older
Coach Hota**: A Chosen Christmas Story by J. D. Light Coach Hota**: A Chosen Christmas Story by Dec. 25, 2018 Free! 13,430 words Read a sample
A Christmas present to my readers! Coach Walker finds his mate in a sassy ballerina barista who needs his protection.
The Secret Service Agent by Nicholas J. Finch The Secret Service Agent by Dec. 25, 2018 $4.99 111,380 words Sample 15%
Imagine working everyday for the person you love, but can never truly have.
New York Heat by Cameron D. James New York Heat by Dec. 25, 2018 $5.99 186,050 words Sample 20%
When tragedy threatens to pull the community of Club 21 apart, new owner Dan realizes just how strong the strength of love runs in the nightclub family.
Holiday Gay:  Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts by Maitland McDonagh Holiday Gay: Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts by Dec. 24, 2018 $6.99 32,780 words Sample 5%
There are gay holidays and then there are gay holidays, where the festivities are alive with romantic sparks; as we all know, love is a many-splendored thing. These original tales run the gamut, exploring both the champagne fizzle of an unexpected flirtation to romance that's still smoking after all these years. Join us on a sleigh ride making stops from Mexico to Main Street and who knows...
Finding Aurora by Rebecca Langham Finding Aurora by Dec. 24, 2018 $2.99 20,590 words Sample 20%
Aurora Rose slumbers in the city of Oldpass, a cursed kingdom once allied with Grimvein. The victim of a malicious spell, she is powerless to control her own fate. At least, that’s how the story goes.
Ta Weezo's Blues by Layla Dorine Ta Weezo's Blues by Dec. 24, 2018 $2.99 25,110 words Sample 20%
Sabre never had any intentions of becoming the teacher’s pet. In fact, most of his school years have been spent trying to avoid attention. The scar that mars his cheek has made him wary of strangers, their questions and prying eyes leave him feeling exposed in ways he’s uncomfortable with.
Bright and Bubbly: A Gender Swap Romance by Alyson Belle Bright and Bubbly: A Gender Swap Romance by Dec. 24, 2018 $2.99 30,210 words Sample 15%
"Russ can’t keep a girlfriend around to save his life, thanks to his way-overactive libido. But it turns out there’s an easy solution for that problem—girls never have an issue finding a hot date, right?"
Innocent 5: Janeesia by L.A. Zoe Innocent 5: Janeesia by Dec. 23, 2018 $2.99 63,870 words Sample 20%
Dramatic Arts degree in hand, Janeesia aims for Hollywood stardom. To get more acting experience, she auditions for every part that opens up. Even in an "experimental" play such as Desert Island Blues, written and directed by the tyrannical, takes-everything-seriously Tatum. How can they live with their love?
Sleepless in San Francisco by Ryan Field Sleepless in San Francisco by Dec. 23, 2018 $6.99 56,570 words Sample 5%
It is hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the classic romance Sleepless in Seattle warmed the hearts of theatergoers. Best-selling M/M author Ryan Fields, gives us his unique reinterpretation of this classic theme with Sleepless in San Francisco.
A Man's Sword by W.M. Kirkland A Man's Sword by Dec. 22, 2018 $0.99 8,060 words Sample 20%
When Gabriel Woodweiss brought home an ancient sword to display as his latest antique treasure, he didn’t imagine that its original owner would show up in his basement to claim his property. One moment Marius was praying to his god to save him from servitude in the gladiator ring; the next he’s in a room where the only familiar object is his sword.
Trouble (Gay Short Story) by Beckett Swift Trouble (Gay Short Story) by Dec. 22, 2018 Free! 3,390 words Read a sample
Sometimes even the best of friends can harbor secret feelings for each other and are too 'bound up' to express them! The story of two young men who are struggling to define their sexuality, find a way to blend into the social environment they are a part of, and determine whether their burgeoning feelings for each other are love, lust, or something in-between.
The Night Knight by C H Clepitt The Night Knight by Dec. 22, 2018 $2.99 25,700 words Sample 20%
"It's hard to sleep when you're afraid to close your eyes..." Bella is playing catch up. Ten years in a coma has left her feeling out of every loop. When a mysterious knight begins to invade her dreams, she finds herself pulled into a war which is threatening to spill out of her dreams and into reality.
12 Drummers Thumbing by David Connor & E.F. Mulder 12 Drummers Thumbing by
& Dec. 22, 2018
$3.99 34,790 words Sample 20%
People who hurt tend to hurt people. When Atticus hears this proverb, it opens his mind and his heart. Atticus has been hurting forever, hiding, because of his stutter. Once he discovers everyone has something, and that people who have been hurt are often more compassionate as well, he allows a group of men to help him heal, so he can enjoy the holiday season and start to think about romance.
A Man to Take a Chance On by Tinnean A Man to Take a Chance On by Dec. 22, 2018 $0.99 4,090 words Sample 20%
Max Futé lost his medical license when he assisted someone he loved to die. His only chance of working again is to join up with Prinzip, an anti-terrorist organization in Paris. There he meets WBIS agent Charles Browne, with whom he falls in love. Will Max stay with him? Or will he cut his losses and find someone who will love him as he deserves?
Crimson by Leska Beikircher Crimson by Dec. 22, 2018 $0.99 4,000 words Sample 20%
It was only supposed to be a night out with work colleagues. But then I met the most beautiful person and, yes, fell in love at first sight. Fell in love with someone awe-some and unapproachable. Yet life can be unexpected. My beautiful Crimson Lady got harassed for being who she is, and unlikely me found courage inside myself to stand tall in the face of Hate. Love is Love is Love.
I Thee Wed by A. R. Moler I Thee Wed by Dec. 22, 2018 $1.99 5,670 words Sample 20%
The time has finally come for cop Tristan Blake and architect Brian Townsend to get married. It's autumn and the guys have been through a lot over the past months. Brian's family is on board. Tristan's family is less than supportive. His mother makes her feelings known. Love will have its day and forward leads them to the future and all the possibilities that it holds.
It's Been Such a Long Time by Davina Lee It's Been Such a Long Time by Dec. 22, 2018 $2.99 15,570 words Sample 20%
Amanda Johnson is staring into the eyes of a woman she hasn't thought about in a long time, a woman she kissed on a dare back in high school. Now that their paths have crossed again, she can't seem to get those lips off of her mind, or shake the desire to see if things could have turned out differently. But after so many years, will Amanda be able to find the courage to act on her feelings?
Mercenary Love by Amber Kell Mercenary Love by Dec. 21, 2018 $4.99 88,620 words Sample 20%
Previously Released Contains Tempting Sin, Testing Arthur, and Teasing Jonathan When their worlds collide, two men with nothing in common learn that love sometimes does conquer all…well, love and some military training. When ex-mercenary Sinclair Alverston spots celebrity chef Callum Turner at a bar, he has no idea how the encounter will completely change his life. Certainly, one slim blond wit
Defend by Beckett Swift Defend by Dec. 21, 2018 $1.99 8,920 words Sample 50%
Gay teen swimmer Scott has his worst nightmare when he meets weirdo Sheldon while chatting online. Throughout his trials, Ricky stands by him. Will Scott realize in time that Ricky is madly in love and will do anything to win his love? Author's note: All characters depicted in sexual acts in this work of fiction are 18 years of age or older.
Knot by Beckett Swift Knot by Dec. 21, 2018 $1.99 9,740 words Sample 50%
Kyle hates being typecast as a “Lite Twink’ who is a ‘bottom’ in friendships he gets involved in. His opportunity comes when ‘woof’ boyfriend Cody encourages him to believe in himself. Will Kyle be able to deliver as good as he gets when he has a torrid romance with Cody on the beach? Author's note: All characters depicted in sexual acts in this work of fiction are 18 years of age or older.'
Reluctant Mama by Alyson Belle Reluctant Mama by Dec. 21, 2018 $2.99 11,340 words Sample 15%
"I should have known better than to mess with my wife’s birth control pills. Sure, I managed to get her preggers… but now she’s swapped bodies with me to punish me, and I’m the one stuck carrying this little bundle of joy!"
Swapped and Popped by Alyson Belle Swapped and Popped by Dec. 21, 2018 $2.99 13,990 words Sample 15%
"When my friend Taylor invited me on an exciting getaway weekend at his boss’s amazing mansion, I had no idea he had an ulterior motive! I agreed to help him test these nanobots, and now they’ve turned me into an unbelievably sexy, fertile sex kitten… but I’ve never even had sex before. Good thing Taylor is here to show me the ropes… I hope it doesn’t hurt too much when he pops my cherry!"
Becoming Hers by Alyson Belle Becoming Hers by Dec. 21, 2018 $2.99 28,220 words Sample 10%
She's the girl of his dreams... and now that he's a woman, he might finally have a shot with her.
Gender Swapped in Space by Alyson Belle Gender Swapped in Space by Dec. 21, 2018 $7.99 42,610 words Sample 10%
Captain James T. Mitchell and his co-captain Lana King made one of the bravest sacrifices in human history when they volunteered to have their brains scanned and bodies frozen by the U.S. Human Preservation Service. In the event that mankind was ever in danger of extinction, they would be unfrozen to carry out their sacred mission: Restarting the human race!