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Bestselling Self-Published Books: May 2014

So many self-published titles are released each and every day, it’s hard to know which ones are worth your time — and your cash. As always, your RT Web Team is here for you, to help make sense of it all. We've scoured the bestseller lists, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords to put together our picks of the bestselling self-published romances of the month. Get your TBR list ready!


Gansett After Dark by Marie Force

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: May 2014

The Story: The eleventh in Force's McCarthys of Gansett Island series, this story follows married couple Owen and Laura as Owen deas with the trial of his abusive father, and pregnant Laura must support him. This small town romane series has a dedicated fan base and after fans clamored for more steamier Gansett stories, Force delivers with Gansett After Dark, which according to one reviewer, focuses on the couple's "special time." 

Buy It: $4.99 at Amazon, B&N, Kobo.

The cover of Strings of the Heart

Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Genre: New Adult

Published: May 2014

The Story: The third in Ashley's Runaway Train series sounds juicy! 20-year-old Allison has had the hots for her brother's bandmate Rhys since she was young, and after a nasty breakup she finally gets her chance with Rhys — a night that ends in disappointment for Allison when Rhys isn't interested in her. But Rhys can't remember anything from that night, and it all comes to a head when Allison joins the band on tour. Fans call this series completely addictive.

Buy It: $3.99 at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords

Alpha by Jasinda Wilder

Genre: Erotic Romance

Published: April 2014

The Story: After mysteriously receiving a check for $10k every month for a year, Kyrie has climbed out of debt and is able to support her family. But the help comes at a price when she finds out who's been sending her the money — a dark, dominant benefactor who has a very specific idea of how he wants Kyrie to pay him back. Readers claim Alpha is slightly darker than Wilder's other work, and her Alpha hero hits the mark.

Buy It: $5.99 at Amazon, B&N, Kobo

The cover of the Beyond Desire collection

The Beyond Desire Collection by various authors

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: May 2014

The Story: A collection of hot contemporary romances from some leading indie authors, including M. Malone,  J.S. Scott and more. This collection contains 10 stories featuring Alpha males, billionaires and bad boys and clocks in at 1,500 pages. The low price allows readers to discover new authors with minimal risk.

Buy It: $0.99 on Amazon, B&N, Kobo

The Dark and Deadly Collection by various authors

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Published: April 2014

The Story: Another 0.99 cent collection, this time featuring a mix of traditional and indie paranormal romance authors. Readers get eight stories from mainstream names including Jennifer Ashley, Alyssa Day and Laurie London.

Buy It: $0.99 on Amazon, B&N, Kobo

Have you read any of these titles? Let us know what you think in the comments! We would also love to hear about your favorite self-published romances. For more love stories, head over to our Everything Romance page.