Self-Published Bestsellers: August 2015

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, I’m here for you, to help make sense of it all. I’ve scoured the bestseller lists to put together some of the top-selling romance titles that caught my eye this month. Get your TBR list ready!

Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward Vi Keeland
August 2015
Genre: Contemporary
The Story: I’m a sucker for a road-trip romance, probably in part because I hate riding in the car and I never seem to meet sexy Australians like Chance (real name, no lie) when my car breaks down. Why, world, why?! Is it because I regularly service my car? rends garments Anyhow, in Cocky Bastard, Aubrey is road tripping from Chicago to California in search of a new life. Her car breaks down, because she isn’t as vigilant about oil changes as I am, and she meets Chance, who joins her on her journey. They bond, but Chance doesn’t make a move. But why? This novel includes the POV shift, so we eventually learn what Chance’s deal is — from him. Trippy! (Pun obviously intended.)
Buy It: AmazonBNKobo | iBooks

His for the Summer by Theodora Taylor
Published: August
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The Story: Aspiring teacher Cera is low on funds and about to be out on the street when she recieves a check marked “JUNE” in the memo line. The meaning clear: she’s being bought for the summer. Needing to care for her austistic sister, Cera has little choice but to agree in this latest in Taylor’s 50 First States series, Florida. As in all juicy self-pubbed romances, there’s steamy sex and a gasp-worthy secret. Thankfully, Taylor’s title is a standalone! 
Buy It: Amazon

The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar
August 2015
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
The Story: Ready for another dark romance? Attar’s NYT bestseller, The Paper Swan, surely fits the bill. This is an abduction tale that starts off with a bang, as the priviledged Skye is kidnapped at gun point. Beseiged by childhood memories, she slowly develops feelings for her captor. Readers were hooked by this standalone, which one reviewer derided as a steamy soap opera, except I love steamy soap operas, so there.  
Buy It: Amazon | BN | Kobo | iBooks

Tales of the Were: Matt by Bianca D’Arc
Published: August
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The Story:
Morgan is a panther shapeshifter, raised by a vampire, used to being on her own. But she must work with Matt to stop a trio of evildoers intent on triggering earthquakes. I love that sentence so much. You guys should buy this book. Matt respects Morgan and doesn’t want to change her, so Morgan, get it, girl! Fifth in the Redstone Clan series, you may want to begin with Grif, or, if you’re really a completist, you’ll want to start with Lords of the Were, which is where it all begins. Only you can decide how much a completist you aim to be.
Buy It: Amazon | BN | Kobo | iBooks

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. Why not check out other self-published bestsellers from past months here

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