Thursday, December 24, 2015

Seasons Greetings!



This is a joyful time of year, as we’ve had friends who recently celebrated eight nights of Hanukkah, and more friends who are preparing for the Christmas Holiday, Kwanzaa, and ringing in the New Year!

Whichever holiday is on your calendar, my best wishes for a safe, peaceful and happy season.

I'm looking forward to sharing more great posts, conversations, and books with you in 2016!

Seasons Greetings to all!



(photo c/o moonlighting @ morgueFile.com)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read and Give-away!




The season of Holiday releases concludes with the latest release from Jennifer Faye. The Prince's Christmas Vow is book 2 in the Twin Princes of Mirraccino series. Happy Holidays, Everyone, and happy reading. 


The Prince's Christmas Vow
(Twin Princes of Mirraccino)




Blurb:

Secretly married…to a prince!


Zoe Sarris hasn't seen Crown Prince Demetrius Castanavo since their secret elopement. So she's shocked when he requests her interior design services. She's only just pieced her broken heart back together, and seeing Demetrius—as gorgeous and guarded as ever—threatens to shatter it all over again… 


However, the shocking news that they are actually still married changes everything. Especially when Demetrius reveals he wants his princess back…preferably in time for Christmas!


Buy Links:

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YN2Y0Z2?keywords=Jennifer%20Faye&qid=1446560113&ref_=sr_1_3&s=digital-text&sr=1-3


Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-princes-christmas-vow-jennifer-faye/1121864198?ean=9781460387344


Harlequin

http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=61021



Jennifer’s gift giveaway is an ecopy of A Princess by Christmas, Book 1 in the Twin Princes' seriesLeave your email address and comment with the title of your favorite Christmas movie. Drawing will be held December 28th. My favorite Christmas movie is “Miracle on 34th Street.” Share your favorite!



Blurb:

A royal kiss under the mistletoe 

Prince Alexandro Castanovo arrives in snowy New York intent on protecting his royal family from scandal. And when Reese Harding—down-to-earth and heart-stoppingly beautiful—finds room for him at her inn, it seems like the perfect twist of fate. 

Not long ago Reese's world came crumbling down, shaking her foundations. But this enigmatic stranger intrigues her! She's learned to be wary of secrets…but when she discovers Alex's true identity, might there be enough magic in the air to make this regular American girl a princess by Christmas…?

Check out what's happening with Jennifer at her website,
http://jenniferfaye.com/



(Christmas Tree photo c/o lunamom58 @ morgueFile.com)



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Holiday Novellas and Give-away!



I’m enjoying the Holiday Season and all the great reads out there! This week we’re featuring “Season of Love,” a novella collection by Crimson Romance author, Dana Volney.  Available on Kindle and Nook.



Season of Love



Blurb:

Sexy fun under the mistletoe awaits in this collection of three seasonal novellas by Dana Volney. Let the men of Casper, Wyoming, put you in the holiday mood!

  • Holiday Hoopla: Halle Adams's gift shop needs a serious cash infusion to survive, and banker Blake Ellison needs a no-strings date for his family's holiday functions. It's a perfect solution - he'll approve her loan if she'll be his escort - until feelings of jealousy surface. Romance wasn't on their holiday wish list. Will a business deal between strangers get hoodwinked by holiday hoopla?
  • Christmas Clash: Candace Ellison is determined to stop the city council's new convention center project from demolishing her new flower shop. Unfortunately, that means she'll have to cooperate with annoying Luke Carrigan, whose family pub is also on the chopping block. Will this Christmas bring miracles or the destruction of everything these old rivals love?
  • Candlelight Conspiracy: When Sophie Graystone's apartment building loses power during the holidays, the aloof restaurant owner next door surprisingly invites her for a late-night menu tasting. Marc Sizzo's too busy concentrating on success to fall in love. But sharing confidences in the intimate candlelight just might be the spark for a real relationship . . . unless an old flame reclaims his heart. Will Sophie find herself alone on New Year's Eve after all?
Amazon:


Barnes & Noble:


Crimson Romance:



As a special treat, Dana is offering a chance to win an ecopy of her recent Crimson release, The December Deal.





Blurb:

After her dad is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, Lilia Carrigan returns home to Wyoming. The insurance company won’t cover the costs for an experimental trial that offers his best chance at surviving, and she needs a way to raise funds fast.Vincent Morgenstern has had a year to fulfill the clause in his dad’s will that says if he doesn’t marry, he’ll lose out on inheriting the family business he loves so much. The deadline is New Year’s Eve, and he’s determined to get down the aisle, even if he has to pay the bride to be on his arm.

When Lilia overhears his predicament at a coffee shop, the crazy solution to both their problems seems obvious. What’s one year of faking it?But as the holiday season works its magic, their platonic partnership threatens to get very personal. 

Will Lilia and Vincent’s December deal stay professional, or will real feelings ruin everything? 

To be eligible, leave your email address with a comment telling us of your favorite Holiday tradition. Mine is walking through the South Philly streets and admiring the decorated homes. Drawing for The December Deal will be held on Saturday, December 19th.

For more on Dana and her releases, check out her website,

http://danavolney.com/


(poinsettia photo c/o pippalou @ morgueFile.com)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Get Into The Spirit with a Holiday Read and Give-away!




This week’s featured Holiday release is Season of Surprises. Fabulous authors, including my RWA buddie, Vicki Batman, have contributed to this holiday box set.


Season of Surprises





Blurb:


Noelle’s Surprise by Merry Holly, Amazon Bestselling Author
Noelle has a secret. One she doesn’t know how to tell Chase. Married and isolated on the tropical island they now call home, it’s not what she imagined their life would be. To complicate matters, one of the client’s he’s introduced her to has made her intentions toward Chase public. Noelle believes Chase wouldn’t cheat, yet the doubt has been planted. To make matters worse, the women have elected her to the Christmas in July committee.


Frustrated at Noelle’s unhappiness, Chase has tried everything to combat it. But her mood swings are driving him crazy. When he finds a brochure on plastic surgery, he flips out. His beautiful wife doesn’t need it, nor does he want her to look like the “plastic wives,” of his clients. How can he finish the job and keep her on the island until its completion?

Enticed by a Laird by Gerri Brousseau, Amazon Bestselling Author
She was an Englishwoman of title, and he a Scottish Laird. He captured her heart from the first moment she laid eyes on him, but would her family ever approve? She knew she should forget him and walk away, but how could she when she’d been enticed by a Laird.

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza by Vicki Batman, Amazon Bestselling Author
Christmas Countdown is On! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

Her Frog Prince Holiday by Cara Marsi, Award-Winning and Amazon Bestselling Author
At a Halloween party, uptight gallery manager Bella Cassani lets her friends goad her into kissing a handsome stranger. Yes, a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs to find her prince, but Bella prefers “frogs.” They’re safer than the sexy-but-unfaithful kind. When fate brings the knock-her-hat-off-with-a-kiss guy back into her life, things get complicated. 


Chad Prince likes his life just as it is. Working in art galleries, he travels the world with no complicated relationships or family entanglements. There’s more to life than the money and success that were so important to his father, and no woman will betray him again like the last one did. Falling for sexy Bella Cassani is the last thing he wants.

Providence by Bobbi Lerman
Accused of theft, Amy Beale flees a New Year’s party and the detective determined to arrest her. An accident sends her traveling back in time for one last chance to clear her name and find her fate in a love that transcends time and space.

A Day for Destiny by Jane Gale
Destiny’s life is turned upside down after receiving a court summons. A sexy and mysterious man arrives in town throwing her mundane life further into a tailspin. Destiny doesn’t know who to trust or if she should take a chance and risk it all.

Turkish Delight by Madison West
Birthdays have never been kind to Amelia, but on her 28th birthday she receives a birthday gift that changes her life forever when an unexpected work trip takes her to the hauntingly beautiful Istanbul, Turkey in search of a rare tapestry. In a city where East meets West, Amelia finds her past colliding with her future when she unexpectedly falls in love with a fearless world traveler named Owen.

Holiday on the Home Front by Kristin Drew
Betty’s been on the move for as long as she can remember. Van’s a small-town boy turned soldier just days shy of deployment. A chance encounter brings them together for a few spark-filled days before Uncle Sam calls him to battle. Can a new love survive distance? Will her soldier survive the war?


Buy Links

Amazon


http://www.amazon.com/Season-Surprises-Holiday-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B014LZJRVM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1446557082&sr=1-1&keywords=vicki+batman


Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/season-of-surprises-holiday-box-set-merry-holly/1122604571?ean=2940152242966



In keeping with the giving spirit of the season, Vicki is offering an ecopy of her book, The Great Fruitcake Bake-off as our comment giveaway. 



Blurb:


Fruitcake lover, Samantha Greene is in a pickle. To defend her five wins in her apartment complex's The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, she has to find a new entry. The to-die for new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, agrees to team up. Only, what they discover is baking an award-winning entry can be complicated, bad guys are plotting to take over the crown, and ultimately, first prize isn't just about a ribbon.


To be eligible, please leave your email address with a comment sharing your favorite Holiday treat. Mine is my mom’s Christmas Tree butter cookies.  Drawing for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off will be held on Saturday, December 12th.

To find more of Vicki's great reads, check out her website,

http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/



(Christmas lights photo c/o deegolden@morgueFile.com)