Launch Book excerpts


For your reading pleasure – extended excerpts of all the launch books!

Please see below for the first chapter (or prologue + first chapter) of all of our launch books.

Happy Reading!


June 7th, Week One

Coin Operated by Ginny Glass, Contemporary Erotic – Download excerpt
Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey, Contemporary Romance – Download excerpt
Song of Seduction by Carrie Lofty, Historical Romance – Download excerpt
Exit Light by Megan Hart, Paranormal Fiction – Download excerpt
Motor City Fae by Cindy Spencer Pape, Paranormal Romance – Download excerpt
Amethyst Bound by L. Shannon, Paranormal Romance – Download excerpt
Criminal Instinct by Kelly Lynn Para, Romantic Suspense – Download excerpt
Jungle Heat by Bonnie Dee, M/M Historical Romance – Download excerpt
In Plain View by J. Wachowski, Mystery – Download excerpt
In Enemy Hands by KS Augustin, Science Fiction Romance – Download excerpt

June 14th, Week Two

Sea of Suspicion by Toni Anderson, Romantic Suspense – Download excerpt
Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator by Janni Nell, Paranormal Mystery – Download excerpt
Tempting the Enemy by Dee Tenorio, Paranormal Romance – Download excerpt
Parker’s Price by Ann Bruce, Contemporary Romance – Download excerpt
Miss Foster’s Folly by Alice Gaines, Historical Romance – Download excerpt
The Bloodgate Guardian by Joely Sue Burkhart, Paranormal Thriller – Download excerpt
Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain, Science Fiction Erotic Romance – Download excerpt
Liberty Starr by Rebecca E. Grant, Contemporary Romance – Download excerpt
The Price of Freedom by Jenny Schwartz, Paranormal Romance – Download excerpt

June 21st, Week Three

Love and Scandal by Donna Lea Simpson, Historical Romance – Download excerpt
The Last Days of a Rake by Donna Lea Simpson, Historical Romance (free title) – No excerpt needed! You can download the full book for free!
Savage Sanctuary by Jacqueline Barbary, M/M Paranormal Romance – Download excerpt
Hunters by Michelle Marquis and Lindsey Bayer, Science Fiction Erotic Romance – Download excerpt
Overnight by E.C. Sheedy, Romantic Suspense – Download excerpt
Her Heart’s Divide by Kathleen Dienne, Contemporary Erotic Romance – Download excerpt
Salome at Sunrise by Inez Kelley, Fantasy Romance – Download excerpt
Rivals for Love by Eve Vaughn, Contemporary Erotic Romance – Download excerpt
On Her Trail by Marcelle Dube, Paranormal Suspense Romance – Download excerpt
Lovely by Kris Starr, Historical Erotica – Download excerpt
Fatal Affair by Marie Force, Romantic Suspense – Download excerpt

June 28th, Week Four

The Panther’s Lair by Esmerelda Bishop, Paranormal Romance – Download excerpt
Captive Spirit by Liz Fichera, Historical Fiction – Download excerpt
Scene Stealer by Elise Warner, Mystery – Download excerpt
Dark and Disorderly by Bernita Harris, Paranormal Suspense – Download excerpt
Consent to the Cowboy by Abby Wood, Contemporary Erotic Romance – Download excerpt
Life After Joe by Harper Fox, M/M Contemporary Romance – Download excerpt
Texas Tangle Leah Braemel, Contemporary Erotic Romance – Download excerpt

22 thoughts on “Launch Book excerpts”

  1. Ginny Glass says:

    Warning: Coin Operated excerpt is REALLY NSFW! :D
    Yay! One more day!

  2. Kathy B says:

    Thanks! Woohoo, only one more day!

  3. Maria D. says:

    Thanks for the links! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

  4. Estella says:

    So many good reads! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

  5. Jane says:

    Looking forward to all the releases.

  6. Cynthia K says:

    Thanks for the excerpts! I’m looking forward to reading Exclusively Yours first! I’m a sucker for first love stories!

  7. Ooh, this is great, thanks for the excerpts. So looking forward to tomorrow, and these might just keep me going until them.

  8. Good call on the warning, Ginny :) I’ll echo my distinguished colleague, sort of – mine’s safe for work, but not safe for kids.

  9. Ooh this is AWESOME…now all the books I want are one page…SWEET!

  10. Pearl says:

    I’ve had the pleasure of reading some of these books and I can’t wait for everyone else to read them. Just 1 more day and Carina Press launches officially!

    Happy Launch Day!!!!!!!!

  11. Fedora says:

    Wow, thank you very much! Can’t wait till tomorrow! :)

  12. Abby Wood says:

    Yay! I can’t wait. This month is going to be exciting. Thanks to the whole Carina team for everything they’ve done…and they’ve done a lot! :-)

  13. My TBB list is a mile long and YAY!!! They’re all available for preorder at so my Nook can be fed :-)

    I can’t WAIT.

  14. Nora Weston says:

    Hi! So many great stories to pick from…but Amethyst Bound by L. Shannon and Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain are at the top of my list. :)

    Happy Launch Day!

  15. Totally cool. Thanks, Eleanor :)

  16. Diane M. says:

    Lookinf forward to launch day!

  17. Good luck, Carina!!!!!

  18. L. Shannon says:

    Well, I’d read mine of course… but WOW all those other excerpts are so awesome. Carina you have some fantastic authors and I feel privilaged to be among them. Congratulations and have a wonderufl release day!

  19. I’m so proud to be a Carina author. These excerpts are wonderful. Happy launch day, everyone!

  20. Happy launch day everyone. So chuffed for you all. :)

  21. Best of luck everyone!

  22. Heather Reed says:

    I’m just as excited as everyone else here, and SO agree with Cynthia K. I love the high school sweethearts reuniting. It’s so sweet! I hope WeWriteRomance will have a review of it soon. :-) I’d love to know how the reviewers/readers like it…

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