Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

Good Morning Fans!! This is my last post for the year! Can you believe that tomorrow morning will be 2014 already?! I can't! This year has flown by! I've put out quite a few books and I've also found some great new authors that I'm just in love with! Here's my top fave authors of 2013:

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Countdown 1 day left!

Tomorrow is New Years Eve! I can't wait! 2013 has been such an amazing year for me! Hopefully 2014 will be even bigger!!!

Today, we list my number 1 favorite book of 2013! In case you haven't noticed, I love Erotic and Romances! I have to say that this number 1 book blew me away! It wasn't anything like I expected it to be. (Which is a good thing)

Hook's Pan (Kingdom Series, Book: 5) 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Years Countdown 2 days

Good Morning! Don't forget that tomorrow we have our Event! The Randi Alexander Party!
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Now, today's book, of my Top 5 of 2013! Book 2....

Jane's Melody

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Years Countdown 3 days

Good Afternoon Fans! Sorry I'm so late today! Let's dive right in! My number 3 favorite book this year was:

Wicked Beat (The Sinners on Tour) 

Perfect Lie

Title: Perfect Lie
Author: Teresa Mummert
Blog Tour: December 18th-30th
Release Date: December 17th, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Afraid of the New Year?

Good Morning Fans!~ Afraid of the new year coming? Maybe you should be afraid of these books instead! 
Today we have some scary Horror to read! We have to mix it up a little right?! Well, we also have book 4 in my countdown on the top 5 books I read this year! Ready? Here we go! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Years Countdown Day 5

Good Morning Fans!!!!! I hope you all had an amazing Holiday! Now, we only have 5 days left in 2013. Can you believe it?! So, we're counting down my top 5 books I've read this year! (And don't miss out on the freebies and cheapies either! )


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Fans! I'll be busy with the family tomorrow, so I'm saying it today! I hope you all have an amazing Holiday. Join us next Monday for the Randi Alexander Event. It should be a blast! 
Well, I'm off to bake some cookies and wrap some final gifts. So, here's your last Christmas Romance list for the season!!! 


Monday, December 23, 2013

Sizzling Christmas

Morning fans! Make sure you drop by and join our event for Randi Alexander!  We will be partying it up next week!

Today marks the night before Christmas Eve! I'm starting to get excited, starting to get worried I don't have enough presents. Normal holiday nerves! Now, here's a list of Christmas Sizzle! Today and tomorrow I'll be bringing you sexy, spicy, yummy romance of the Holiday Variety!!! So, enjoy!!!

12 Days of Waiting

Rory Masters hasn't seen her family for more than a year. She's going home for Christmas over winter break though, and she's anxious to get there. When a snowstorm grounds her plane, she runs into Roman Yates, who she immediately connects with. After a memorable night at the airport, they agree to go their separate ways, and leave the rest up to fate. When fate intervenes in unexpected ways, Rory tries to endure 12 Days of Waiting.

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.
Discover these four classic seasonal novellas:
And a Dead Guy in a Pear Tree by Leslie Kelly
Seduced by the Season by Merline Lovelace
Evidence of Desire by Debra Webb
Season of Wonder by Marta Perry

Four short stories of romance set in the cold winter months…

Winter’s Kiss
A Christmas Eve blizzard brings a stranded motorist to Jake Blackthorn’s garage. Or has fate brought them together?

Spirits of Christmas
(a Sentinels story)
Her first Christmas Eve as a married woman, Camille Bryant finds herself alone and uncertain. What will the future bring for her and her new husband, Ian Spain? Maybe the spirits can tell.

Gwen’s Resolution
(a Harris Grove story)
Gwen Josephs is tired of acting the lonely spinster—especially on New Year’s Eve. She’s taking her happiness and her future in her own two hands. Maybe a little small town magic will do the rest.

Nora is psychic, but doesn’t believe in romance or the magic of Valentine’s Day. Then an old flame asks for romantic advice, and she begins to think she may have been too hasty.

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 ... 

This Christian, historical romance by best-selling author, DiAnn Mills is set in the early 1900s. In this fourth and last book of the Texas Legacy series, Zack Kahler thinks he is leaving New York City for home in Texas to publish his own newspaper, but a pair of six-year-old twins and a young woman from his past complicate the situation. What will this Christmas bring to this group of strangers now thrown together?

Sometimes fate needs a little hand...

Santa Claus is going to have a rough season... Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. Abandoned by her family for her decision to keep her daughter Kristen, she has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That's why she is crushed when little Kristen gives up her wish for a toy or goodie and instead asks Santa for a present for her mother. She wants Santa to bring a Daddy. Delivering Daddies isn't Santa's bag.

But this Santa has a plan...

Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town.

Building a house is easy. Building someone's trust is a whole other story. But with a little helping hand, a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.

A Serenity Cove Novella

Join angels, Shirley Goodness and Mercy Grace, for an enchanting look at the Christmas Season from a very interesting perspective.

Fast forwarding to Christmas 2035, the small town of Serenity Cove has undergone many surprising and adventurous changes. Computers, microwaves and even books have become obsolete. X-Eagle hover cars are quite the rave. And using a food processor has taken on a whole new meaning. Yet some things, like young love remain the same.

Sarah Anne Delatorre loves the handsome Ian Caldwell, but marrying him means leaving the town and the people she loves. She refused his first proposal, now it’s up to Ian to find a way to change her mind. 

Mafia romance -- the biggest book craze of 2014, and it's easy to see why.
Passion, danger... and of course, the baddest of the bad boys...

Taking place after the events of the DARK ANGEL series, this book follows the story of Maria and Vincenzo, two ex-lovers who can't seem to forget the past. But in this, their first passionate meeting since he saved her life three months ago, Maria can't shake the feeling things aren't as they seem.

Just in time for Christmas -- can she trust her CHRISTMAS ANGEL? 

His heart was made of ice...
Born a nameless bastard into the Berserker horde, Finn is the measure of strength, ferocity, and brutality at the Temple of Freya. Sent to the Highlands bent on revenge and murder, he stumbles on an infant deserted in the snow. What he chooses next may seal his fate.

Her life was cold and empty...
Rhona McEwan has lost everything. Her husband, her child, and soon she fears she must relinquish her dignity in order to survive the bitter Highland winter. When the most fearsome, mysterious, and breathtaking man seeks the help she can give to the child in his arms, she's unable to turn them away. Even though she's not certain he's entirely human.

Three of the world's Unwanted...
On a snowy Solstice night during the magical Yuletide season, their need for each other may alter their destines forever.

In the third installment of the best-selling Highland Historical Series, Kerrigan Byrne weaves a tale of blood and vengeance, of love, redemption, and the bonds that make a family.

Judy Banger has a secret. She's no fan of Christmas. She's suffered through fifty-four of them and, too late, she discovers she's married to Wiley "Santa Claus" Canby. In four short months of marriage, Judy and Wiley have crossed off more items on their bucket list than most people do in four years. But, now it's December, and Wiley wants to throw a big, blow-out holiday party to show off his new wife. Unfortunately, Judy's never hosted a gala party in her life--especially not one that includes a cross-section of friends and family that makes Modern Family look like the Waltons. 
What could possibly go wrong? 

- Jacob didn't have to stoop much as he walked under the copter's blurring rapidity. The face of the machine was smothered with an embossed Canadian flag and the words, SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF CANADA, glowed in maroon on the dark blue paint of the pilot's door. He opened his helmet with a vocalized password and smiled at this. He was proud. - 

During a Christmas Eve patrol of the Hawking, Saskatchewan, military base, Corporal-Pilot Jacob Moloney pursues an unusual visitor. 

Could it be Santa Claus? 

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 fa├žade 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.

Carrie is the next Mrs. Claus, and the son of Santa follows his family traditions to make her his. Only, tradition must break as Carrie's world gets lost to darkness.

Kris wants to take a slow, traditional approach with his future Mrs. Claus. Night riding in the sleigh. Drinking the elves cocoa. Distributing toys to good girls and boys as friends for a few years. His father though, isn't doing too well in the magic apartment, and Carrie's world loses the protection of Santa Claus.

Carrie is a sweet seventeen year old, who has known Kris only a little from his visits year to year. However, when he spits out the truth to her, running away to the North Pole isn't on her plans. As people in her world turn, and the season of merriment is no longer celebrated, will she have any choice in the matter?
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are gone. To give her world a fighting chance, can they both become the new Mr. and Mrs. Claus?

Sometimes, a Christmas miracle is needed. 

Steve and Elizabeth have led lonely lives for many years. An unlikely encounter on a Christmas tree lot could change everything--if they have the courage to overcome a lifetime's doubt and fears. 

A Christmas Date

A short, sensual and sweet contemporary Christmas love story of approximately 9,200 words

When tall aloof business executive Lucas Hart and small voluptuous florist Angelina Makepeace are thrown together on a surprise blind date by their crazy matchmaking friends, they are both equally horrified. They have absolutely nothing in common.
But when wintry weather and circumstances beyond their control repeatedly place them in each other's path during the holiday season, they begin to realize that their friends might not be quite so crazy after all.

Ginger Mingus is an elf. An elf that's engaged, up for promotion, and on Santa's nice list. 

Three weeks until Christmas, Jack Frost comes knocking on her window and convinces her to come outside and play his wicked games. Games that lead Ginger to the most pleasurable sensations she's ever experienced. 

Games she desperately wants to play again, but that would mean becoming a naughty elf. A very, very, naughty elf. 

Workaholic Tom has no time for Christmas, especially not one in Maine with his wife's family. An unexpected conversation discloses his wife's secret and sends him stomping into the woods. After an encounter with God, he realizes he has limited time because this is the "last Christmas" with his family.

Noel travels the world for work, only coming home for the holiday season. With so little time spent in one place, relationships are a no-go. 

Dean, a firefighter with a serious disdain for the holiday season, is sent to Mistletoe, a small town that lives and breathes Christmas. To keep his holiday exposure to a minimum, Dean avoids relationships from November through January. 

Will two people who are so adamant about being single be able to ignore the feelings that are heating up their Christmas season?

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During colonial times, John and Anna settle in an Ohio village to become Moravian missionaries to the Lenape. When John is called away two days before Christmast to help at another settlement, he promises he’ll be back by Christmas Day. 

When he doesn’t show up, Anna works hard to not fear the worst while she provides her children with a traditional Moravian Christmas. 

Through it all, she discovers a Christmas promise that will give her the peace she craves. 

HOLIDAY HEAT by Noelle Adams - After being hit with heartbreaking tragedy, Carrie has thrown herself into a hot, secret relationship with Matt. With Christmas approaching, she realizes she might want even more from her sexy, damaged artist, but the boundaries around their relationship make anything deeper than sex impossible. A new, steamy romance.

MISTLETOE BETWEEN FRIENDS by Samantha Chase - Lily and Cam have been friends all their lives, and their relationship has never been romantic. But when they pretend to be dating so they can spend the holiday with their families in peace, they realize their fake romance might actually be real.A new, sweet romance.

THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE by Samantha Chase - Spending the night trapped by a blizzard in a romantic Christmas cottage with the man she's loved for years has Lacey wondering if fairy tales really do come true. A sweet romance.

EIGHT CHRISTMAS EVES by Rachel Curtis - One Christmas Eve, Cyrus Owen, the over-indulged teenage son of a wealthy businessman, finds ten-year-old Helen on the side of the road. Eleven years later, he is desperately in love with her. This is how it happens... A mostly sweet romance.

WHAT ONCE WAS PERFECT by Zoe York - For Laney, the worst part of returning to her hometown for Christmas is confronting Kyle, the man who broke her heart twelve years ago. When they rediscover their perfect chemistry, Kyle has to convince Laney to let him back into her heart. A steamy romance.

A Christmas Erotic Romance by Kate J. Cameron 
Stuck in a tiny west Texas town during a snowstorm is no way for Jolynn Ryan to spend Christmas Eve, and she is not happy about it. But with her private plane grounded due to weather, she and Scott Hallmark, her drop dead sexy pilot, will just have to find other, more intimate ways to amuse themselves and keep each other warm. 

One man. Three women. Twelve days to achieve Yuletide sexual glory!

Christmas is coming and Matt Bunion is on a mission. Somehow, he's made the huge mistake of remaining a virgin well into his twenties - a grievous error he fully intends to rectify before the Queen's speech starts.

But it's not going to be easy...

What with strange requests to molest living room furniture, painfully inserted action figures, and an extremely festive lady of the night, Matt will be lucky to reach Boxing Day with his pride and manhood still intact.

A Family for Christmas

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.

A Christmas Family Wish

When a tree falls on Rachel's house in a storm, the person who rescues her is Ian, the same man who rejected her declaration of love when she was eighteen. She has banished him from her thoughts for eight years, but all her feelings rush back as he plays the white knight and takes Rachel and her son into his home. The young man she once knew is now a wealthy, successful business owner, and more gorgeous than ever. Life has left them both bruised, but can they put the past behind them and start again?

The Army Doctor's Christmas Baby

After he loses his wife, army surgeon Colonel Sean Fabian protects his damaged heart by cutting women out of his life. He dedicates himself to his career and being a great dad to his twin babies. When he asks army nurse Kelly Grace to play nanny to his children over Christmas, he realizes how much he misses having a beautiful woman in his life and in his arms. Caring for Sean's adorable twin babies is Kelly's dream come true. She falls in love with the sweet little girls and their daddy, but she's hiding a devastating event from the past. If she can't trust Sean with her secret, how can she ever expect him to trust her with his bruised heart?

A Christmas Crush (Short Story)

Penny fell in love with her sister's boyfriend the first time she laid eyes on him. Eighteen years later,her feelings haven't changed, but his marriage to her sister is over. Can she risk their friendship for love?


Cowboy Jackpot Series, Book 1

Randi Alexander

Award Winning Novella. A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and college student Gigi Colberg-Staub.



The 19th Precinct, Book 1.5

Ann Bruce

It's cold and snowing and dark when a vice cop meets the perfect woman for him, all the while bad men with guns are chasing after him.



Aliyah Burke

Recuperating in wintery Massachusetts, Heath Dixon gives cold-hating Kassia Green something much hotter to focus on. But can he keep her after Christmas? Like...forever?



Opal Carew

Given one chance to break the curse which has held Angelique in its grip for two hundred years, she is faced with a heart-rending decision. Can she sacrifice Nick's happiness for her own freedom?



Jennifer Haymore writing as Dawn Halliday

In the wintery Highland mountains, Aileen and Niall unleash their forbidden passion. But Aileen is promised to another this Christmas, and the wicked Lowlander will stop at nothing to have her.



Yvette Hines

Even during the holidays a woman can have one reckless night that will change her life forever...especially when the man she was with is determined to prove they belong together.



Christin Lovell

After being apart from each other for a year, Libby and Tyler realize their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Are they willing to risk years of friendship on a chance at love?



Paige Tyler

Hayley Knowles has always fantasized about getting spanked by her husband, Conner. But how can she possibly ever get her husband to do it, especially since she's too shy to tell him? This is the holiday season, though, so maybe Hayley might get exactly what she wants for Christmas!

A Willow Creek Christmas....a stand alone novel in the Historical Western Romance, Willow Creek Series
Running from a life she no longer wanted...
Widowed with two young children, Keri Hilam is desperate to escape her abusive brother in law, going so far as sneaking away in the dead of night in hopes of finding a better life. She never regrets leaving, not even when they find themselves stranded, starving, and alone. Fate brings them to Willow Creek, Montana, where they're rescued by an unlikely hero, an ex-confederate soldier who seems more monster than man.

Hiding from a past he can't seem to forget...
The war leaves Noah Lloyd scarred and bitter. When the girl he left behind broke his heart, he turned his back on the life he used to know, and sought refuge in a dusty little town that afforded him the solitude he wanted. Finding a woman and her kids hunkered down in an abandoned line shack in the middle of a blizzard is the last thing he needs. They're ragged, half starved and vulnerable, but he's determined to leave the trio in the care of the town marshal.

Can a future together erase all the pain...
But the innocence of a child at Christmas breaks through Noah's hard exterior and Keri's tender care allows him to see that life may be worth living. All he has to do is let go of his past and let this unlikely family love him. 

Contains Adult Content, Santa hats, sexy scenes, bikers and candy canes!

You've followed them through thick and thin, now it's time to celebrate Christmas with the MC Sinners - Biker style.
It doesn't come easy. Ups and downs are a part of the biker life.
Join Muff and Janine as they celebrate their first Christmas with laughs, steamy moments and times that will test their strength.
It's not Christmas without family - and this group is the meaning of family. 

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... but not for everyone.
Celebrating the holidays isn't easy when your flight is canceled, or when you're working nights at the big box store, or when you're being haunted by the ghost of a deceased brother. These and other stories await five characters whose lives are about to change for the better when they discover The Spirit of Christmas.
This collection of five novelettes is our way of saying "Thank You" to the people behind nanowrimo.org. Every purchase of this anthology will go toward their ongoing efforts to help writers achieve their goals each year.

Individual Story Blurbs:

MUSIC & MISTLETOE: Gentry Knight wants to spend her Christmas vacation with her headphones jammed in her ears and her guitar in hand. Instead, her mother forces her into community service at the Sunny Dale Rehab Center. Just as Gentry is convinced her vacation is ruined, she meets the super hot Luke Freeman. Maybe volunteering isn’t so bad after all.

A SIMPLE GIFT: Returning from a visit with their father, Grace, and her older sister, Amber, get stuck at the Detroit airport on Christmas Eve. They take a shuttle to a nearby hotel where the guests refuse to let the fact that they’re stranded get them down. An impromptu Christmas Party is thrown, with lights, music and a special gift Grace never expects.

BROTHER CHRISTMAS: When Christmas time is near, nine-year-old Evan Emerson is the only member of his family who can see his deceased brother, Maverick. But this year, they are both about to discover why--even if it costs Evan his life.

THE BEST GIFT EVER: When KeLynn’s family is killed in an accident on Christmas day, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces. As the one-year anniversary of their deaths inch closer, it gets harder and harder to live, let alone celebrate Christmas. That is until, the cute geek next door tries to help. The only problem. . .he says he talks to her dead mother.

FLIRTING WITH THE PHOTO GIRL: Cash is stuck working on Christmas, but he’s not big on the holiday so he doesn’t mind too much, especially since the girl he’s wanted to ask out is also working. But when Tami tells him all the things she’ll miss about the holiday while they’ll be stocking boxes, Cash does what he can to make it special for her, while finding meaning in the season for him. 

A tale of seduction at a Christmas Party.

James meets the handsome Louis at their work Christmas Party and the two bond over the free bar. Their flirting quickly leads back to Louis' hotel room.

Lincoln is John Zane's bodyguard. He's known for his ability to follow orders to the extreme. But he's more than that. He's a hot-blooded man with insatiable needs and the ability to please a woman in every way.
Mindy is a makeup artist in Hollywood. She is used to being in the background... until she meets Lincoln.
He makes her feel like she's the star. And in Hollywood, that's everything.

A special Christmas treat, Sea of Christmas Miracles is a novella, that wraps up the Charleston series in a shiny silver bow. Thomas Blackstone, son of Felicity and Devon Blacstone from Sea of Temptation has the tables turned on him when he is kidnapped by Margaret Lewis. Margaret believes desperate times require desperate measures, and since she can not get in touch with businessman Thomas Blackstone any other way before he forecloses on the Freed Negroes' Orphanage and Boarding School, she decides to take him by force to the school so he can see the children for himself. But if you've read any of the other books in the Charleston series you know it's hard to force a Blackstone man. But they can be won over. It's fun to meet Felicity and Devon again, and we even get an other worldly visit from the pirate Gentleman Jack. Or do we?

Kacey Michaels has never taken a risk in her whole life. Now she is not only leaving her home, but also moving to an entirely different state. With the help of a local woman, she is able to find a job. Yet, something is still missing in her life. Is her boss in Mistletoe, Nick Klaus the answer?"

Naomi Compton has spent her life making everyone else happy, only to drive her husband into the arms of his busty, blonde assistant. Needing to get out of town for the holidays, she rents a luxury cabin nestled in the Smokey Mountains that just so happens to come with it's own hunky groundskeeper, Henner Willliams. He's more than happy to show Naomi what she's been missing out all these years. Not to mention how she can do it for herself when she gets back home.

After a life-time spent regretting her decision to give up the her true love, Sister Mary Cantrell faces her impending death alone. When a familiar looking visitor dressed in a Santa Claus suit offers her a chance to go back in time, to relive that life-turning event, she finds the answer she'd been seeking was always there.

After her father’s death, country girl, Dani Chisholm, is left to run the ranch by herself. Heartbroken and financially ruined by a former flame, she refuses to take a chance on love again until a handsome lawyer from California, Thomas McKenna, unexpectedly enters her life during the holidays. Forced together by Mother Nature, the two share a closeness, relying on each other for survival.

But will she retreat back into her isolated ranch life? Or will Dani learn to trust again and take a chance on love?

A Short Story - Best friends for years, Addie and Harland didn’t realize their true feelings for each other until he leaves for Marine boot camp. While he’s gone, Addie discovers she has a serious illness and fears Harland will never be able to love her for more than a friend. When Harland finds out about Addie’s disease, he fights to overcome every obstacle placed in his way in order to graduate on time and get home to the girl he loves.


Just like a fairy tale, after centuries Anne awakens from her deep sleep and once again her race walks on the earth. On that Christmas Eve, she faces lights that haunt her and the force of an irresistible call that will make her follow the path that will take her to her future. She has no choice, only confronting the man who is the origin and reason for her long wait, she will be able to find her destiny and discover the purpose of her existence.

**A Wintertime Affair** A. Raynes
Tristan Petrovsky has always been a mystery, even to those around him. A young college student, Tristan has chosen not to return home to Moscow for the holidays. A decision that will change his young adult life forever.

**Under the Mistletoe** M. Escamilla
“The thought of you being Ava Fisher, turns me on.”
Brantley and Ava have finally agreed upon a wedding date. Christmas Eve! After a few mishaps that threaten to postpone their wedding, their love prevails. A wedding Under the Mistletoe, brings these two closer than ever.

Lady Ann Beecham-Brooke, better known as Lady Ice, was once a stunning young beauty, known for her piercing violet eyes and raven hair, but long years in a loveless marriage left her cold and aloof. Intent on steering clear of the London society she was once so much a part of, she’s reluctantly forced to seek help at a nearby estate when her carriage topples into a ditch on a deserted road.

Charles Montrose, Viscount Ruston, has had a difficult life of his own. Left widowed by his one true love and raising a daughter alone, he now travels the world, aimlessly going from place to place in a futile effort to escape the pain of his loss. When the imperious Lady Ice shows up at his door, he finds himself attracted to this beautiful and hardened woman.

Driven by his attraction to the lovely Ann but daunted by her equally powerful rebuffs, Charles must devise a way to keep her at his estate long enough to delve deeper into the reasons for her frosty temperament. As Christmas approaches and Ann begins to lower her defenses and warm to the idea that Charles just might be as good a man and father as he appears to be, she wonders if she’s found the one person who can thaw her heart.