The Best Part is Now Free on Smashwords!
Penny Writes Romance / March 21, 2014

Yes- My short story, The Best Part is now available on Smashwords. For FREE! Click HERE to get it! It is also out on Nook, Scribd and the rest of the regular Smashwords distribution channels. Book Blurb: Best buddies Manny Velazquez and Ben Green grew up together. Now after ten years of living separate lives in separate states, they are reunited as roommates when Manny comes back to their hometown for a job. Growing up, Manny was a skinny geek, but not anymore. Now he’s this super buff fitness god, and since Manny came back, Ben can’t help noticing his friend in a whole new way. Ben’s scared, because he knows how he feels could change everything, and no matter what happens, he doesn’t want to lose Manny as his friend. This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads ‘Love Has NO Boundaries’ event. Enjoy! -P

Continental Divide FREE for Kindle (for now anyway)…
Freebies and Steals , Notes From Penny / February 2, 2014

Yep. So in late 2013 I noticed this book, Continental Divide (Separate Ways, #1), up for free on Amazon. I read the sample, and ended up downloading it. I devoured it and ended up buying the other books in the series, Oceans Apart and Moving Mountains, and devouring them too. Continental Divide also free on Smashwords, and .99 cents on Barnes & Noble. Definitely worth the free read, and you might just get hooked! Publisher Description: “Detective Remington frickin’ hates the missing persons detail, but a cold fury builds in the pit of his stomach when he realizes that over the past three months six boys have disappeared from the smaller communities that surround the greater Phoenix area. All reported to be runaways looking to escape their shitty lives, but Remy’s starting to put together a different picture and he doesn’t like it one damn bit. Inspector Jamie Mainwaring stares at the six reports, willing them to make sense. Six boys, six months, all from just outside of London, which meant six different investigations. All of the boys were between the ages of ten and fifteen, all purportedly runaways from dysfunctional families. Something was rotten in Denmark. There are always runaways. Every small town loses them—every…

Penny’s Best Reads of 2013

OK folks, Here is my list of books/ stories I read in 2013 that I gave A’s/ 5 stars to! I LOVED these. You can’t go wrong reading any of them! The average ratings listed below are from Goodreads, as well as links to Goodreads book and author pages. Happy New Year everyone! Penny’s Top Rated Novels of 2013 cover title author avg rating date pub (ed.) Notes From Penny The Sky Is Dead Brown, Sue * 4.18 Apr 17, 2013 Full review with excerpt at: PennyReadsRomance Until Forever Comes (Mates, #2) C., Cardeno * 3.85 May 20, 2013 Love Lessons Cullinan, Heidi * 4.09 Oct 01, 2013 Full review with excerpt at: PennyReadsRomance Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs, #3) Cullinan, Heidi * 3.97 Jan 28, 2013   Family Man Cullinan, Heidi * 3.94 Mar 12, 2013 Fire (Dreams of Fire and Gods, #2) Erich, James* 4.19 Mar 01, 2013   Gods (Dreams of Fire and Gods, #3) Erich, James* 4.86 Oct 17, 2013   Fettered Gala, Lyn * 4.04 Feb 22, 2013   Learning Curve (Life Lessons, #4) Harper, Kaje * 4.42 Sep 06, 2013   After the End Kidwell, Alex* 3.98 Jan 21, 2013   Tell Me It’s Real Klune, T.J. * 4.31 Feb 15, 2013 I laughed so much while reading this that…

Cost of Repairs – FREE on Kindle & NOOK (for now anyway)…
Freebies and Steals , Notes From Penny / November 21, 2013

Oooh I’ve been meaning to read this for a while now! Free? Boom. Thank you. Reading now. Publisher Description: “Fixing the home can heal the heart if you can find all the pieces. ” Police officer Samuel Briggs is getting to know the people on his new, third-shift beat, but he d prefer they not know too much about him or the painful past that drove him away from New Mexico to start fresh in small-town Stratton, PA. All he wants is peace, a manageable routine, and time to fix up his project home. There’s no room in his broken heart for a new relationship. It s crowded with too many memories. But there s something about the Dixie s Cup short-order cook, who s flirty one minute, distracted the next, that piques Sam s interest. Part-time cook, part-time hardware salesman and full-time handyman Rey King lives to work but not because he loves it. Relationships? No time. Until one glance at Sam s haunted eyes sends a plumb line straight to his wary heart. One afternoon of impulsive, no-strings sex begins to grow into a cautious friendship. But when Rey is seriously injured protecting a friend, the cracks in…

The Inconvenient Duchess – FREE on Kindle & NOOK (for now anyway)…

Penny’s Rating: C+ This is pretty good for a freebie! I haven’t ventured into historical het romance land recently, and I was pleasantly surprised. Publisher Description”Dear Cici and Father,” “I have come to Devon and married a duke. And I’m more tired and hungry than I have ever been in my life. Please let me come home.” Compromised and wedded on the same day, Lady Miranda was fast finding married life not to her taste. A decaying manor and a secretive husband were hardly the stuff of girlish dreams. Yet every time she looked at dark, brooding Marcus Radwell, Duke of Haughleigh, she felt inexplicably compelled–and determined–to make their marriage real… So yay! A decent free book. I did go into this with pretty low expectations. I really wasn’t expecting much, but I have to say I was surprised that this story avoided many of the stereotypical pitfalls of het historicals. I’ve gotten jaded and bitter over the years and most of the time I choke on the unrealistic virginal sex scenes and the absolutely depressing helplessness of either one or both MC’s. “I love him sooooo much, but what is I tell him/her and he/she doesn’t feel the same…