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

Hold Still by Megan Derr Hold Still by Feb. 21, 2018 $1.99 13,690 words
Esen has spent his entire life an outcast, and he threw out his last chance at fitting in when he broke the engagement his family worked so hard to arrange. Sent to the royal palace to fulfill one last duty, he counts the hours until he is literally left homeless and destitute. But hiding away in the royal garden, he overhears a private conversation and meets the mysterious Queen's Man...
Defying His Fate by Marie Medina Defying His Fate by Feb. 21, 2018 $2.99 25,700 words Sample 10%
Seeing Nathaniel again awakens a restlessness in Reese that he doesn't understand. He thought he'd been glad to be rid of the prince, but Reese finds he's never lost his hunger for the man. When Nathaniel says he wants Reese's love or nothing at all, Reese has to decide what he actually wants from the prince.
Burning Bonds by Sasha L. Miller Burning Bonds by Feb. 21, 2018 $1.99 11,720 words
The charms and elixirs crafted by the fae are highly prized and difficult to obtain. The fae charms Fihr sells at his stall are lucrative business, but he would happily throw it all away to have a chance with Satu, the beautiful faerie who makes the charms. When he catches Satu running away, terrified of his betrothed, Fihr throws all caution aside, determined to help Satu no matter what it takes.
Giving Up by Michelle Engardt Giving Up by Feb. 21, 2018 $6.99 63,610 words
Dylan's life hasn't been great since his mother passed away. When he wakes up in the hospital, they tell him he's under suicide watch. All Dylan remembers of the moments he lay dying are that a mysterious figure stepped in to save him. Daniel's persistence in sticking around to get to know Dylan is more than a little baffling—and Daniel himself is baffling...
Reliquary by Mina MacLeod Reliquary by Feb. 21, 2018 $1.99 10,490 words
Phil's friend Garrett is quitting Urban Exploration Montreal, but wants to go on one last expedition. They infiltrate the McTavish Reservoir, where they stumble upon a gruesome discovery...
La Plume Noire by JM Wolf La Plume Noire by Feb. 20, 2018 $5.96 113,010 words
Ange devenu démon, Bastion "Bélial" McDowell vit avec les horribles souvenirs des erreurs qu'il a commises, qui lui ont non seulement coûté ses ailes blanches, mais qui ont également causé la mort de son amant. Égaré parmi les humains dans l'espoir de trouver un moyen de regagner sa place au royaume de lumière, un accident tragique impliquant un garçon de onze ans change toute sa vie.
Adam's First Kiss by L. Loryn Adam's First Kiss by Feb. 20, 2018 $2.99 9,010 words Sample 20%
A young stock market genius with a mental disorder runs into a man who’s willing to get to know him despite initial reservations.
New Beginnings Kaliss 1 by Cree Storm New Beginnings Kaliss 1 by Feb. 20, 2018 $4.99 45,240 words Sample 10%
When Ezra finds out the truth of why his mate has kept him at a distance, he promises to make changes to ensure his mates safety and prove to Jewel how much he loves him. Jewel is thrilled that Ezra sticks to his word and let’s the walls around his heart shatter, allowing Ezra in completely. But just as he finds out about a special gift that will bring them closer together, someone kidnaps Jewel.
Love on a Battlefield by Posy Roberts Love on a Battlefield by Feb. 20, 2018 $2.99 26,850 words
Not every compass points north. The tug Andrew and Shep have felt since the day they met might be pointing their way home.
Ask, Tell by E.J. Noyes Ask, Tell by Feb. 19, 2018 $9.99 83,010 words
Where can you turn when you’re caught in a crossfire of war and passion? Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated U.S. Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who are forced to serve in silence because of the military’s anti-gay policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT)."
Tied by Kerri Ann Tied by Feb. 19, 2018 $0.99 37,970 words
**This M/M has characters from both the Crashed Series and the standalone best seller Rushed. It’s sexy hot and full of laughs. Governor Chris Rock is Carli Katana's boss—well, ex-boss. And now that she's run off with her man candy, Whiskey Crown, Chris finds himself in trouble. Without her keeping him out of the press, out of trouble and in check, he's in for a dick of a lifetime.
Programming by M. Arbon Programming by Feb. 19, 2018 $0.99 6,630 words Sample 30%
Introverted Lewis needs to increase his Social score for a shot at his dream job. So he hires Cam to pose his boyfriend. Lewis isn't interested in a real relationship, and he takes steps to ensure that the liaison remains purely for show. Cam can't touch Lewis, but that doesn't mean he can't have opinions about the situation...
Loving Kit by L.M. Brown Loving Kit by Feb. 19, 2018 $4.99 88,590 words
When Logan McRae wakes from cryogenic stasis to see two aliens, he wonders whether he has lost his mind. As he gets to know Halor and Kit, he realises his mind is intact, but he may just lose his heart.
Aerie by Jon Keys Aerie by Feb. 19, 2018 $6.49 77,930 words Sample 20%
A chance meeting changes their lives, and maybe their tribes, forever.
The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin The Queen of Ieflaria by Feb. 19, 2018 $5.99 64,720 words Sample 20%
They have more to battle than fire-breathing beasts over Ieflaria.
Losing It by Christine d'Abo Losing It by Feb. 19, 2018 $4.99 60,360 words Sample 15%
Finn Miller doesn’t do social. He works his IT job from home as often as he can to avoid people. If it weren’t for his weekly training sessions at Ringside Gym, he might never leave his apartment. And he only does that because of Leo, the gym member he’s in love with.
Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts by Lyn Gala Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts by Feb. 18, 2018 $4.99 60,110 words Sample 20%
Liam has hidden his heart and his pain, but on the alien Rownt world, he's come up against his biggest fear: another soul who refuses to walk away. Ondry knows he can overcome incompatible cultures and genitalia if Liam will only give him a chance.
Claws Mates Fangs (The Omega Wars Book One) by Stephani Hecht Claws Mates Fangs (The Omega Wars Book One) by Feb. 18, 2018 $4.99 45,920 words
Omega, the name has always been associated to the weakest in the pack, the lesser than, the ones who were the least desired. But, what if all that isn’t true? Coyote shifter Elijah has been imprisoned by his father for being an Omega until Kayden, a Bear shifter, arranges to mate with him. Will Elijah learn to trust and open his heart to Kayden? And accept the power of a true Omega?
Somewhere Over Lorain Road by Bud Gundy Somewhere Over Lorain Road by Feb. 17, 2018 $9.99 90,040 words Sample 20%
Over forty years after murder allegations shattered the Esker family, can Don Esker find the true killer and clear his dying father's name?
Helplessly Hers by Radclyffe Helplessly Hers by Feb. 17, 2018 $0.99 3,580 words Sample 20%
Two women take their edgy sex public—the combination of being watched, being envied, and being helpless in the hands of a domineering lover ups the heat factor into the too-hot-to-handle zone. Previously published in Radical Encounters (Bold Strokes Books, 2009).
Undiscovered Affinity by Jane Hardee Undiscovered Affinity by Feb. 17, 2018 $9.99 60,580 words Sample 20%
Will a no strings attached affair be enough to break Olivia’s control and convince Cardic that love does exist?
Twice in a Lifetime by PJ Trebelhorn Twice in a Lifetime by Feb. 17, 2018 $9.99 60,240 words Sample 20%
Detective Callie Burke can’t deny the growing attraction to her late friend’s widow, Taylor Fletcher, who also happens to own the bar where Callie’s sister works.
Private Passion by Ronica Black Private Passion by Feb. 17, 2018 $4.99 33,470 words Sample 20%
What happens when a report on lesbianism sparks something within the student? A life-changing quest for the married student and the married woman she meets, leading to a…private passion.
Love at Cooper's Creek by Missouri Vaun Love at Cooper's Creek by Feb. 17, 2018 $9.99 70,990 words Sample 20%
Shaw Daily flees corporate life to find solace in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains, but escapism eludes her when her attentions are captured by small town beauty Kate Elkins.
Hell Fire by Ali Vali Hell Fire by Feb. 17, 2018 $4.99 30,340 words Sample 20%
Riley takes Abigail and her family to what she thinks is safer ground, and runs right into the arms of reputed mob boss Cain Casey.
Hearts Like Hers by Melissa Brayden Hearts Like Hers by Feb. 17, 2018 $9.99 75,460 words Sample 20%
Coffee shop owner Autumn Primm is ready to cut loose and live a little, but is the baggage that comes with out-of-towner Kate Carpenter too heavy for anything long term?
Children of the Healer by Barbara Ann Wright Children of the Healer by Feb. 17, 2018 $9.99 109,660 words Sample 20%
Life becomes desperate for ex-soldier Cordelia Ross when the indigenous aliens of her planet are drawn into a civil war and old enemies linger in the shadows. Book Three of the Godfall Series.
A Heart to Call Home by Jeannie Levig A Heart to Call Home by Feb. 17, 2018 $9.99 87,740 words Sample 20%
When Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown after thirty years, can she and her childhood crush Dakota Scott heal the tragic past that links them?
Historias de Pascua by Gaby Franz Historias de Pascua by Feb. 17, 2018 Free! 7,170 words
Esta obra contiene 4 relatos cortos relacionados con la saga Manada de lobos hambrientos de amor. La reunión de Pascua Los creativos en acción La Pascua de Thomas y James Puta soledad
The Mix of Us by R.W. Clinger The Mix of Us by Feb. 17, 2018 $2.99 16,300 words Sample 20%
Steve’s world consists of a career in music, great health, and model looks. And he’s dated sexy Gio for six years. But Gio wants to get married, and Steve isn’t ready. An accident forces Steve to face his heart and soul. But can he come to a conclusion regarding his love for Gio? Should he marry Prince Charming and man of his dreams or not?
Lovers and Liches by G D Penman Lovers and Liches by Feb. 17, 2018 $2.99 12,850 words Sample 20%
Korgulg is a half-orc barbarian. Leithianel is an elven wizard. They are on a quest to destroy an evil lich and save the world. Greg and Gabriel, who play them in an RPG, have been friends since they were teens. But while they have the bravery to explore dungeons and slay dragons, they can’t muster the courage to tell one another how they feel. Can a roll of the dice change that?
Just Us Box Set by J.D. Walker Just Us Box Set by Feb. 17, 2018 $6.99 115,230 words Sample 20%
Ten of J.D. Walker's best-selling interracial gay romance are now together in one box set! Contains the stories: And This Is Ed; Can't Buy His Love; Copy Me, Unrequited; He's So Heavy; Keys to His Heart; Let the Song Last Forever; Loving Me, Loving You; Purple Daze; Something About Lud; and The Cookie Said Red.
Heaven in a Matchbox by Lex Baker Heaven in a Matchbox by Feb. 17, 2018 $1.99 5,380 words Sample 20%
Lovers Regan and Emmeline are the sole survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. They roam freely through the deserted cities in Great Britain, scavenging what they can, trying to survive in a world that is no more than ash. After a quarrel, Emmeline goes off on her own. But with Regan’s mind being on the verge of insanity, will a little accident mean the end for both women?
D-Boy by Edward Kendrick D-Boy by Feb. 17, 2018 $4.99 60,650 words Sample 20%
At sixteen, Derek lost his memory, and his family, in an accident, and begins the long journey to find out who he is. Along the way, he joins The Company and meets Brad, who teaches him about sex and love.
Cherry Picker (Blue Line Hockey #7) by Stephani Hecht Cherry Picker (Blue Line Hockey #7) by Feb. 17, 2018 $2.99 22,400 words
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how fast you skate, pain will still find a way to get you. Derry Cronwell has to overcome and accept that his brother has abused him to realize his dreams. Can Fallon rescue Derry from his demons?
Screams of the Season by Hank Edwards Screams of the Season by Feb. 17, 2018 $4.99 60,800 words
Demetrius and Cody spend the holidays in Colorado with the Bower family and fall into a monster case when Cody's father goes missing days before Christmas. It might take a large amount of homegrown cannabis product to smooth the resulting anxiety as they deal with Cody's four brothers and some interesting family secrets.
Jaynell's Wolf by Amber Kell Jaynell's Wolf by Feb. 16, 2018 Free! 35,590 words Read a sample
Previously released Sometimes it takes a little magic to find true love…

 His father’s dying wish had Jaynell Marley signing up to attend the Mayell Wizard Academy. It only takes him a short time to realize he doesn’t belong. His abilities, far more advanced than the other students, cause jealousy. Knowing how to speak Gnome and summon a dragon puts him beyond everyone’s skills but the teachers
Violet by Lily Hammond Violet by Feb. 16, 2018 $5.99 79,600 words Sample 20%
Fran wakes up in a life straight out of the past; it's early in the 20th century - a completely different world for her to navigate. With no bearings set, she's whisked off to the coast as companion to the fascinating and alluring Violet, not knowing if she can trust this artistic and passionate woman, whose situation in life is fragile.
Alice & Jean by Lily Hammond Alice & Jean by Feb. 16, 2018 $5.99 91,930 words Sample 20%
It’s 1946 in New Zealand, and Alice Holden has fallen for the woman delivering her milk every morning. Jean has a way about her, a swagger, honey-sweet and low voice, and a wink with an easy smile that lights up Alice’s world, stirring her in ways she’s never known before, and Alice with blinders on, wants to choose this feeling over all else.
Erased by Robbi McCoy Erased by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 81,900 words
One moment San Francisco police officer Dani Barsetti is chasing a suspect through an apartment building. The next moment she wakes up in a completely different place and time. It’s the twenty-third century—at least that’s what she’s being told by a group of scientists who aren’t at all happy to see her.
New Additions by Becky Harmon New Additions by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 75,790 words
Retired police chief Cassie Thomas isn't looking for romance. She had it once and fate took it away.
Constellations by Meghan Diane Constellations by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 53,350 words
As an aspiring photographer who likes to step back from the scene and catch people as they really are—not how they portray themselves in selfies—Aurora welcomes the opportunity to step back from serial dating and find out who she really is as well. She’s tired of being the girl who goes for it first and thinks about it later.
Nico & Tucker by Rachel Gold Nico & Tucker by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 74,460 words
In this riveting sequel to Just Girls, comes a love story about bodies, healing, and knowing who you really are.
Sawmill Springs by Gerri Hill Sawmill Springs by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 67,560 words
The two women are thrust together to solve the murder and return Sawmill Springs to the sleepy small town the residents expect. As the investigation grows, so does their attraction.
Choosing Love by MB Panichi Choosing Love by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 94,860 words
Amry Marasich is a lesbian novelist whose day job is editing for a local paper in Minneapolis. Vacationing in her hometown of Hibbing in northern Minnesota’s spectacular Iron Range, she meets forestry officer Takoda Running Bear while cycling the scenic Mesabi Trail. The attraction between them is instantaneous and almost magical.
The Winder Path by Lyn Dowland The Winder Path by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 55,420 words
Discovering that the intense attraction is mutual, Gillian and Sandi soon embark upon a passionate path that seems to mirror the overwhelming beauty of the timeless land around them. But have they forgotten that the temperamental moorland climate can be as changeable as a woman’s heart—and the hidden cliffs as dangerous as falling in love?
Water's Edge by Genevieve Fortin Water's Edge by Feb. 16, 2018 $9.99 69,480 words
A life-altering kiss and painful parting will lead the women on very different paths—until an unthinkable tragedy brings Emilie back to Angeline’s side. But can these loving friends ever cross the forbidden boundary between the warmth of affection and the heat of desire?
Ranch Hands 2: Jerry's Season by Stephanie L Danielson Ranch Hands 2: Jerry's Season by Feb. 16, 2018 $2.99 37,840 words Sample 10%
The town whore/drunk Jerry is turning his life around. When his first love unexpectedly returns, will this be a complete turnaround? Or just bring back painful memories?
Compulsion by L.A. Fields Compulsion by Feb. 16, 2018 $5.99 77,370 words Sample 20%
The Disorder Series book 4. After years of upheaval, Marley Kurtz feels like his life is finally secure. He has his job, his friends, his boyfriend Jesse, and a pretty good hold on his compulsions and addictions too, or so he thinks. Unbeknownst to him, this period of rest has only been a plateau, and the edge is near.
The Road to Engle Byen by David Goldon The Road to Engle Byen by Feb. 16, 2018 $2.99 37,650 words
The prequel to Engle Byen – A Place to Call Home, finds Michael living in his penthouse apartment in a leafy inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Australia. After the unsolved murder of his identical twin brother Zac, he embarks on a quest to find the killer. Michael’s usual happy go lucky personality is put to the test in a series of incidents of mistaken identity that will change him forever.