Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Snowy wonderland

Hey fans! Half the country is under snow. Me included! My yard looks like a little Winter Wonderland, and I think I'll have to go buy my little one some snowpants!!
But, one thing is for sure, the snow gets me thinking about the holidays. How about some Holiday Romances today?!

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Unexpected Gifts (A Castle Mountain Lodge Romance)
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Christmas represents everything Andi Williams is supposed to have, and doesn't. Running away to a remote mountain lodge in the Canadian Rockies, sounds like the perfect way to escape, until a mix-up finds her sharing a villa with sexy, rough around the edges, Colin Hartford. 

Colin's determination to enjoy the holiday he's missed for the last five years, sweeps Andi into a season of joy that she's not sure she's ready for. Can Andi open herself up to everything the holidays have to offer...including love?

A Grosvenor Square Christmas
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Four breathtakingly romantic tales of a Regency Christmas from four bestselling romance authors. 

Down through the years, enchantment touches a tall gray house in Grosvenor Square. The legend of Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball promises true love and happiness to one lucky couple. Who will feel the magic this winter? 

1803 - The Seduction of a Duchess by Shana Galen 

Rowena Harcourt, the Duchess of Valère, never forgot the handsome footman who helped her escape the French Revolution. For fourteen years, Gabriel Lamarque has loved Rowena—now at Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball, has fate finally delivered a chance to win her hand? 

1818 - One Kiss for Christmas by Vanessa Kelly 

Nigel Dash is London’s most reliable gentleman, a reputation he never minded until he fell in love with beautiful Amelia Easton. Unfortunately, Amelia sees Nigel as a dependable friend, not a dashing suitor. At Lady Winterson’s famous Christmas ball, Nigel vows to change Amelia’s mind—by sweeping her off her feet. 

1825 - His Christmas Cinderella by Anna Campbell 

At the season’s most glittering ball, a girl who has never dared to dream of forever after discovers a Christmas miracle. 

1830 - The Last First Kiss by Kate Noble 

Susannah Westforth has always loved Sebastian Beckett – but he’s only ever seen her as a friend. When Sebastian takes his Grand Tour, Susannah transforms herself into a woman he’ll notice. Now Sebastian is back, just in time for Lady Winterson's Christmas ball – but the last thing he expects to see is his little Susie, all grown up... 

You’re invited to join the whirling dance at Lady Winterson’s sparkling Christmas ball, where miracles happen and true love shines forever. How can you resist? 

White Christmas (novella)
What if your only chance at survival was to seduce the man who broke your heart?

Seventeen years after the Apocalypse, Admiral-class Explorer Tabysha is caught up in a firefight and shot down over Tyver, where ice vampires hunt human warmth. Seeking shelter in an ice cave, she is instructed to stay put and await rescue. But after another ship crash-lands, and the Hunter Gatherers stalk its wounded pilot, Tabi breaks protocol.

When it turns out the survivor is the man who stole her heart then skipped out on her ten years before, it seems to Tabi that no good deed goes unpunished, and things can’t get any worse. But she’s so wrong.

As the Hunters pick up the escalating heat signature of the former lovers, Tabi has to tell Asha that there is only one way to repel the creatures stalking them.

And it involves picking up where they left off ten years before.

Twelve Naughty Nights
Twelve Naughty Nights of Christmas+One Adventurous Husband=One Extremely Satisfied Wife. 

Christmas is coming. So what do you get for your wife that would make this holiday more memorable than the usual jewelry and clothes? Simple, you bring her fantasies to life for twelve naughty nights. 

Jackson Rush wants to show his wife Hayley just how much he loves her by fulfilling her fantasies and maybe a few of his own. So for the next twelve nights he plans sexy, sometimes sweet, and most definitely wicked activities to pleasure and excite her. Santa’s bag is full of toys and goodies that will bring Hayley twelve nights of passion beyond her wildest dreams. 

Hayley Rush loves the holidays and this Christmas will be one she won’t ever forget, thanks to her very own sinful Santa who wants to add her name to his naughty list. 

Secret Santa, A Bluegrass Series Novella
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Secret Santa is USA Today Best-selling Author Kathleen Brooks' novella to thank her readers for their amazing support and to update them on their favorite characters from her Bluegrass books. 
If you're new to the Bluegrass Series, please pick up Secret Santa as her gift to you this holiday season. At the end of the book there is an excerpt from Bluegrass State of Mind, the first book in the series, also currently free.


It wouldn't be Christmas in Keeneston without a party! Everyone's invited, even Santa... 
Kenna's court docket is full, Dani's hiding from her in-laws, Paige and Annie are about to burst from pregnancy, and Marshall is breaking up fights at the PTA Christmas Concert. The sweet potato casserole is made, the ham and biscuits are on the table, and men are losing their shirts - and not because of bets placed with the Rose Sisters! All the while, the entire town is wondering one thing: who is the Secret Santa that showed up with special gifts for everyone?

Without You- A Christmas Short Story
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Logan has a serious decision to make. Does he follow his head and leave the girl who only follows her heart behind, or does he leave the only life he knows to follow his heart back into her arms?

Christmas at Ravencrest: A Dark Hero Christmas Short (Reluctant Heroes)
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Sequel Short Story to Dark Hero, Christmas Short Story, A Colonial Christmas Short story 

It's 1798 in the Colonial West Indies. Far from her beloved England, a new bride struggles to bring Christmas joy to her family in the wake of tragedy. Elizabeth has a house full of guests for her first Christmas as the new mistress of Ravencrest Plantation. It is her duty to create a festive atmosphere despite the challenges in her path. There is no snow, holly or mistletoe. Her husband wants turtle soup for Christmas dinner and there isn't a goose or a ham to be found on the islands to grace their table. It's too late to make a true Christmas pudding and her younger brother insists it's not Christmas without it. And her husband's behavior has her fuming as he seems determined to play pranks on her and keep her from planning a party for the household. It's the day before Christmas Eve. Can Elizabeth create a traditional English Christmas and dispel the lingering shadows at Ravencrest Plantation?

Santa (Maybe): A Rom Com Novella
What if you got a second chance with the one who got away? 

Mark Jameson has every reason to be a Scrooge this Christmas. He's been fired from his job and there is a deranged woman stalking him. Just when it seems his life couldn't get any crazier, he unexpectedly reconnects with his high-school crush. The problem? She thinks he's somebody else. 

Madeleine Morgan is a successful divorce lawyer and devoted single mother to six-year-old Emily. But when Madeleine has an unexpected run-in with a Santa impersonator, her well-ordered existence suddenly gets a lot more interesting. 

A Perfect Holiday Fling (Moments in Maplesville)
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It’s no mystery why veterinarian Callie Webber is having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. When the residents of her small hometown aren’t pitying her because of her ex-husband’s very public departure, they’re attempting to hook her up with a man…any man. Fed up with being everyone’s favorite charity case, Callie considers closing her animal clinic and moving to the big city. But, before she goes, she decides to give herself a Christmas treat to remember: a romantic holiday fling. And who better to have a fling with than the gorgeous newcomer who is turning heads around Maplesville? 

When injured Navy pilot Stefan Sutherland reluctantly rescues a gutter cat for the sake of his five-year-old nephew, he never imagined it would lead to him discovering Maplesville’s most fascinating attraction…its smoking hot vet. Getting involved with a woman was the last thing Stefan anticipated when he agreed to care for his nephew during his Army nurse sister’s deployment, but if he’s going to spend the holidays in this sleepy Southern town, why not make the most of it with the perfect holiday fling. 

A Heart Is A Home: Christmas in Texas (Sensual Contemporary Romance Novella) (Texas Lovers Series)
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How does a smart, easygoing serial monogamist tame a closet Bohemian? 

Adam Taylor believes selling his childhood home is the only way to put the past...and the memories behind him. Then he meets Joy Pettigrew. The uptight real estate broker isn't what she seems.

Freaky and Joy Pettigrew no longer mix. She's a corporate girl now. She plans to make the sale, get the commission, and never look back. So how does she keep the truth from Adam Taylor long enough to get him to sign on the dotted line? He swears he wants to sell his grandfather's house and move on. She knows he's lying to himself. He insists she throw off the façade she's hiding behind. She knows she's lying to herself. She also knows he's going back to Houston. Nothing she does will change his mind...and even their shared passion won't convince her to go with him.

She's already home. After all, Christmas is just around the corner and everyone knows you spend Christmas at home.

A Counterfeit Christmas Summons (Regency Seasons Novellas)
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Lady Emma Whitton has decided its time to take her future in her own hands. She has been in love with Viscount Heathfield since she was in leading strings. Unfortunately, it's been almost that long since she's laid eyes on her brother's old friend and vice versa. Tired of waiting for him to remember her, Emma pens a holiday invitation (in her brother's hand) to Heathfield and waits as patiently as she is able for her one true love to arrive. 

Heath isn't quite certain what to make of the very strange summons he received, but his curiosity is most definitely piqued. He heads north to Danby Castle, only to find that his very orderly life is about to be turned upside down.

A Present for Christmas
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Faced with a choice, David has to decide what matters the most. Home…or the heart. After completing an assignment in Alaska, he’s about to head home, but he realizes he might be leaving behind his heart—Cris, the woman he fell in love with. Now he has to make a choice. Return home to everything he knows, or take a chance on love.

Silver Bells
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Every year, the Christmas Carousel in South Howle takes a beating, and every year, Dash Bartholomew tenderly brings it back to life. It’s a job he started fifteen years ago, when Dash became Dasher, one of Santa’s reindeer, and accepted the worn leather harness now hanging on the hooks at the back of the carousel barn. The one with its beautiful, silver bells that once made the most wondrous sound in the world, and now lay quiet.

That is, until Merry, a young, homeless woman wanders in looking for a place out of the cold. Unlike Dash, she can hear the sweet chimes of the bells, proving to him that it’s not the harness that’s broken. As Christmas draws near, Dash finds himself drawn to Merry and her quiet, stubborn pride. However, unable to hear the sleigh bells Dash isn’t sure what Christmas this year will bring, only that the magic in that harness is far less important than the woman he’s come to love. 

Twelve Days
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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a flashmob proposal.

All Kevin wants is to spend the rest of his life with the woman he loves. He's been planning the perfect proposal for months. He never planned what would happen if she said 'no'.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a diamond ring.

The last thing Laurel wants or expects for Christmas is a big flashy diamond ring. She'd been hoping for a pile of books or perhaps a cashmere sweater. In her experience, marriage is the quickest way to kill a happy relationship. When Kevin gets down on one knee, she panics and runs.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a rescue puppy and a trip to Hawaii.

He knows he's pushed too hard and too fast. Now he's scrambling to hold on to the best thing that's ever happened to him, while she's running hard and fast in the opposite direction. How could it all go so wrong in just twelve days?

Christmas Eve (Eve trilogy)
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Christmas Eve is the first part of the Eve trilogy.
It's a light Christmas (bed time?) story that you won't have you falling asleep by the fireplace. 
It's about Eve, a curvaceous American living in Paris. She falls under the spell of a fellow lawyer on her way to Miami.
Find out how hot this Christmas Eve will get ... 

Harlequin Holiday Collection: Four Classic Seasonal Novellas: And a Dead Guy in a Pear Tree\Seduced by the Season\Evidence of Desire\Season of Wonder
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A struggling B&B owner scrambles to hide the dead body wrapped in her Christmas tree from a visiting camera crew—and from her still-irresistible reporter ex. A waitress and a sexy FBI agent mix business with pleasure while investigating a crime over the holidays. A crime lab worker finds herself in danger six days before Christmas...and only her off-limits but oh-so-attractive coworker can help. And two childhood friends rediscover their sense of wonder—and love—when reunited for the holidays.

A Bride for Christmas (Sweet Regency Novella)
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The Christmas season has always been important to Nash Sinclair. Home from the war and surrounded by his large, loving family, he realizes what is missing from his life: a wife. Not too surprisingly, he is looking at his sister-in-law’s rather becoming (and unmarried) sister when he makes the decision. 

Lady Julianna intends to remain unmarried, having no need for a husband to live the life of her dreams. Rather than explain her unusual choice, she insists only a man who slays dragons would suit her, and since dragons don't exist, neither does her ideal beau. 

Not one to turn away from a challenge, Nash enlists the aid of his nieces and nephews in a scheme sure to win Lady Julianna's affection. But as he comes to know the lady better, he realizes he’s risking his own heart. When did his silly idea become a crucial quest?

Kissing Santa
Lily Johnson, estranged from family, travels home for the Christmas holidays. She seeks mending of family arguments. There's also the potential reunion with an old flame. 

The storm of the century hits the little community where Lily grew up. The severe snowfall creates deep worry over the fate of her one true love. 
Christopher Crin, all-American fireman, is well known for his holiday gift giving and spirit. He even bears the nickname 'Cringle' in his circle of friends. Everything Chris' comes into contact with has a magical outcome of purity and good. 
Temperature raging below zero strengthens Chris' determination to push through the storm and deliver Christmas gifts to the children. Ultimately, there's one special gift his heart desires to deliver.
Will Lily receive and accept?

Amazon Goodies

A Family for Christmas (Contemporary Romance Novella) $0.99
A lonely career woman stranded in a blizzard, a disillusioned man who has cut himself off from women. When he rescues her from the snow and takes her into his home, the spirit of Christmas and his little girl's love work their magic.

The Heart of Christmas $0.99
Start your holidays off right with three new novellas by USA Today Bestsellers Patricia McLinn, Judith Arnold and Kathryn Shay. 

In Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning, discover how it all started in this much-anticipated prequel novella to the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers series by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn. Ed’s and Donna’s worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart? 

In Almost An Angel, Conor Malone manages to hold things together for his daughter Amy after his wife’s death, until someone tells her Santa will bring her mother back for Christmas. How can Conor force Amy to accept reality without ruining her holiday? With help from Eliza Powell, the alluring new school psychologist—and the Daddy School. 

In Flashover, Nick Evans, a captain in the Hidden Cove fire department, believes he committed the worst of crimes, even if it was to protect his little sister. He's not ready for a relationship with Stacey Sterling, a firefighter’s widow who’s determined to help him heal. But on Christmas, Nick learns the meaning of redemption and love. 

Kisses, She Wrote: A Christmas Romance $0.99

Christmas in town has never been so steamy . . .
Handsome as sin and scandalously rakish, Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, is every young lady's wickedest dream. Shy wallflower Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire knows this better than anyone, because her dreams are full of the breathtaking earl's kisses. And not only her dreams—her diary, too.
But when Cam discovers the maiden's not-so-maidenly diary, will her wildest Christmas wishes be fulfilled in its pages . . . or in his arms?

Hot, Sexy & Bad (A Holiday Novella Collection) $0.99

This Holiday Season grab the gift everyone wants. Eight BRAND NEW novellas by Eight Best Selling Authors that will light your fire and warm your heart. But be warned, unwrap this collection with caution!

Hot, Sexy & Bad: A Holiday Collection features original novellas written by New York Times, USA Today, and Bestselling Authors:

New York Times Best Seller Melody Anne’s Holiday Treasure: An Anderson Series Novella

New York Times Best Seller Judy Angelo’s Rome for the Holidays’

New York Times Best Seller Kathleen Brooks's Dancing Beneath the Mistletoe

New York Times Best Seller Ruth Cardello’s Recipe For Love: An Andrade Christmas Novella

USA Today Best Seller Lynn Raye Harris’s Hot Package: A Hostile Operations Team Novella

USA Today Best Seller Sandra Marton's The Gift

Shadonna Richards’s The Belmont Christmas Bride: The Bride Series

Danielle Stewart’s Half My Heart: A Clover Series Novella

A Naughty Little Christmas (Cowboys, Cops, and Kilts: 8 Seasonally Seductive Romances from Bestselling Authors) $0.99

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