Due to certain certain life happenings, May 1st came and went without the full launch of Tales of Romance.  From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry if you have come to this website looking for your simple little tale of romance, a romp, or a secret interlude.  

As the school year winds down, I will be able to devote myself to this pet project.  I fully anticipate having loads of content ready by the middle of June when I get back from a trip with my husband, Joe Mance (eat your heart, ladies).

Please check back then to experience Tales of Romance the way it should be experienced.  Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you back!

Good news!

Tales of Romance is constantly changing and evolving!

At this time, we are not collecting e-mail addresses to let our readers know about upcoming releases.  Therefore, please be sure to bookmark Tales of Romance so you can check back often for added features & stories!

And please, please, please share our website with as many people as you can!  We rely strictly on word of mouth advertising as that is all our budget can afford.  Happy reading!

Coming Soon...

"Of Bed & Breakfast"

All Karyn Davis wanted in life was to love and be loved.  But when she realizes she's the only one who puts in any effort, she decides...

"Romantically Challenged"

39 year old Elsie Collins has one year to prove to everyone (and herself) that she is capable of finding and keeping a meaningful relationship...

"Lumber Jill"

Hollywood starlet, Jillian Taylor, has grown weary of the glitz and glamour showbiz has to offer.  She finds her escape in quaint Buttercup Springs where she meets... 

"The Garbo Guthrie Experiment"

Oh, the age old question everyone wishes they knew the answer to --  is it the "art" or the "artist" people are captivated by?

Em's Library

Em's Library is the best place to find all of our free romance inducing stories and collections.

Upcoming Stories and Sneak Peeks

If it's not in Em's Library, it will be soon!  Check out what is in store for A Year of Romance.

Em's Blog

For a glimpse into my very unromantic daily life, visit my blog.  It's where I hold out for hope.

Em's Favorite Websites and Blogs

We all have 'em...the websites and blogs that inspire us the most and keep us coming back for more.

Em's Favorite Things

Oprah has her favorite things, so do I!  You aren't going to win a car or a cashmere sweater here, but you may find a few new favorite things too!

Visit Buttercup Springs

Many of the stories you read on Tales of Romance take place in the quaint and cozy village of Buttercup Springs.  Get to know the town and it's inhabitants by visiting this sweet little town today.

Haiku of the Month

I love haiku!

I love reading haiku.  I love writing haiku!  I am inspired by all things haiku!

Creative inspiration often strikes while reading poetry.  Please check out our haiku page to experience haiku poetry for yourself.

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"An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance."

Ancient Chinese Proverb

Welcome to Tales of Romance!  

If you are looking for romantic novels full of exciting story lines and plot twists, you aren't going to get that here.


That's right!  Em Bracken's Tales of Romance is not your destination for Jane Austen, Nora Roberts, or Danielle Steel-type romantic epics.  We are, however, your destination for FREE romantic tales that are a little simpler in nature, easy and fast to read.


We know there are a ton of wonderfully written, gripping romance novels on the market today.  However, that is not what we are.  We are a collection of short & "trashy" tales with basic plot lines--we are all about the gritty, "good" stuff that makes trashy romance novels sizzle.

All of our "lite" stories are free for you to enjoy as many times or as often as you want.  The free stories are "good without the grit."  

However, if "grit" is what you desire, many of these stories are available to purchase as an "extended" and "enhanced" e-book.  You must be 18 or older to purchase these downloadable PDF e-books...which are sure to tantalize and ignite the fire inside!

So what are you waiting for?  

Check us out and discover your new favorite characters and meet the many men of your future dreams...

Currently available titles...

Morning Ritual

To say Kayla's "heaven on earth" is the lake cabin she shares with her family is a massive understatement.  

And to say her morning ritual isn't "thrown completely off track" when he shows up is an even greater understatement. 

Single at the Same Time

Single for the first time in almost 25 years, Claudia Grainger finds herself being convinced to give online dating a try.  Leary of what kind of "suitors" she may find, Claudia is pleasantly surprised when she runs across a profile she's 100% compatible with...and he looks familiar. 

A Midnight Surprise

This is the sexy story of one married man, hungry for the only woman who has ever been able to satisfy his every need, want, and desire...his wife.

Write Your Own Tales of Romance

It's seriously easy and seriously fun!  It won't break the bank or your spirit!  

Writing tales of romance and fantasy is a great way to escape reality.  In my humble opinion, it is very therapeutic.  It has saved my relationship on many of my most weary days.  If reality and love has gotten you down, try writing your own romantic story to boost your spirits and possibly reignite the fire in your love  life!  Check out this page to see just how easy it can be!

Romantic Inspiration

Looking for a few ideas not included in our stories?  Check these out!

Creative Inspiration

Are you the creative type or do you desire to be?  Check this out!

If you have yet to read "Fifty Shades of Grey" or some of the other new and old romantic classics-check them out here too!

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