Bestselling Self-Published Romances: April 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!


Their Virgin Secretary by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

Genre: Erotica

Published: April 2014

The Story: The latest in the Masters of Menage series stars virgin secretary (we know, but reviews say this story is realistic) Belle who has three hot-hot-hot bosses, partners in both their law firm — and the bedroom (wocka wocka). When they find out she’s a virgin, tempers flare and the men begin to compete. Belle flees, but the boys follow and sexytimes ensue …

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

The cover of Night after Night

Night After Night by Lauren Blakely

Genre: Erotica

Published: April 2014

The Story: After meeting — and by “meeting” we mean, having a hot one night stand — Julia and Clay (what a hero name, we love it) can’t stay away from each other. Only Julia has serious baggage she doesn’t want to share. But dirty talking Clay (seriously, nearly every review mentions how dirty his mouth is) won’t take no for an answer. (Do these alpha heroes ever?!)

Buy It: $2.99 at Amazon, B&N

Obsessed by Deborah Bladen

Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella

Published: February 2014

The Story: Part one of a serial — that format so popular in the self-pubbing world — the requisite cliffhanger here won’t be too painful because parts two and three are also currently available. Here we meet jilted jewelry designer Ivy, who’s scrambling to get her life together after a break up. At an art show she meets the sexy and mysterious Jax. (All we’ve ever encountered at New York art shows is cheap wine and paintings we could never, ever afford. Harrumph.) Expect twists!

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

The cover of Fighting to Forget

Fighting to Forget by J.B. Salsbury

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: April 2014

The Story: If you prefer your alpha heroes more rugged and less corporate, these last two picks are for you. So, Rex is a bad boy who’s dealing with his pain by fighting and getting tattoos and piercings. He doesn’t really remember his childhood, being shuttled from foster home to foster home, and boy does he have baggage. Vegas bartender Gia understands his pain, because she was there. Can she help him deal? (This is the third in Salsbury’s Fighting series, there’s also book one: Fighting to Forgive and book two Fighting for Flight. While Fighting to Forget is a standalone, some reviewers recommend reading and them in order.)

Buy It: $3.99 on Amazon, B&N, Kobo

Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine

Genre: New Adult

Published: April 2014

The Story: Good girl Anna breaks free of her strict Christian father to move in with her aunt and cousin in Detroit. On the plane ride over she meets a sexy pro wrestler — Xavier Cold, otherwise known as Phenomenal X. After trying unsuccessfully to get into her pants, X decides to hire her as his personal assistant. A good girl escaping her past meets tortured bad boy romance, with pro wrestling! RT's Elisa read this one and had some mixed feelings about it — look for her review on the blog next week.

Buy It: $3.99 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.